Blog Archives

Men in Communications Minute: Rashad Atkinson

Men in PRRashadRashad Atkinson will join the panel for our upcoming annual Men in PR and Communications event! One of the leading men in marketing and events, Rashad definitely has a lot to contribute to our theme “How to Communicate Your Brand Through Entertainment and Social Events.” Hear more from Rashad and the rest of our panelists on May 22!

CEO of Starpower Marketing and Co-Owner of Aura Nightclub

Rashad Atkinson has quickly evolved as a leading marketing consultant and manager for Philadelphia’s entertainment and nightlife scene. He is the co-owner of Aura RBL in Northern Liberties and co-owner of the leading edge Starpower Marketing Group. Rashad studied marketing and management at Delaware State University. Prior to expanding the capacities of Starpower Marketing group, Rashad was the marketing manager at Vault Nightclub in Old City.
Some of Rashad’s portfolio highlights include marketing specialist for Harrah’s Entertainment and All Star Weekend 2011, in Los Angeles. His celebrity roster for events include Jamie Foxx, Boris Kodjoe, cast members of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, Lance Gross, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles and more. Rashad enjoys traveling and attending sports events in his spare time.

Why Rashad was chosen as a Men in PR Panelist:

Aura Nightclub has emerged as one of Philadelphia’s hottest nightlife venues. Rashad’s work has helped Aura become the premier location for exclusive product launches and celebrity meet-and-greets. 

See Rashad and the rest of our panelists at our annual Men in PR and Communications event on Wednesday, May 22 from 6pm to 8pm at Clear Channel Radio, 111 Presidential Blvd, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. For more information, visit

Man in the Mirror: Curran J. Swint

Stylist, fashion blogger, event planner and entrepreneur, Curran J will be a panelist at our annual Men in PR event, themed “Man in the Mirror: The Role of Personal Image and Style in Media.”

No mere title can define Curran J.  Being a fashion stylist, event planner, vintage connoisseur, blogger, philanthropist, photographer, and fashion junkie- all wrapped into one, that’s who Curran J is.

Curran J is the creator of the clothing line and blog site Kings Rule Together (K.R.T.). From a daring young age, Curran J has embraced the fashion world, and the fashion world has embraced him.  Early on he acclimated himself to its history, its trends, and its forthcomings. In late 2010 Curran created the blog Kings Rule Together (K.R.T.) as a means to showcase his various interests and bridge the gap between the everyday man and fashion aficionado. The term “King” was strategically incorporated into the name to encourage men to have more respect for each other, by referring to themselves as something more uplifting and admirable.

In 2011, Curran J launched the Kings Rule Together clothing line, encouraging Kings and Queens alike to embrace their inner excellence and prestige. Since its launch, K.R.T. has sold over 1500 pieces throughout the world, including in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. K.R.T. has been favored by hipsters and notable celebrities alike-including actor Jaden Smith and 106 & Park host Terrance J.

Aside from K.R.T. Curran J is well-respected for his personal style and fashion ideals. Curran has received numerous accolades from various leaders within the fashion industry including Complex Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, GQ Magazine, the New York Times, and The Source.  His eye for style has also landed him opportunities with both Philadelphia’s Fashion Week and the renowned Mercedes-Benz fashion week.

Whys PBPRS chose Curran to be a panelist at our Men in PR event:

Curran created a brand for himself and his clothing line through his passion for style. His presence in the style industry and online media has taken off in insurmountable ways and has grabbed international attention. The Kings Rule Together brand has become not only a reputable and sought after clothing line, but the go-to blog for men’s fashion and styling tips. Curran is a humble entrepreneur and jack of the finest trades in men’s fashion; doing it all in style.

For more information on Curran and Kings Rule Together, visit the Kings Rule Together website.

To hear Curran’s story along with our other great panelists, register to attend the Men in PR event, which takes place May 22nd at NBC 10! Show Studios.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.