Ainsworth "Ainz" Neal
Ainz Neal, a 30 year old creative individual from the greatest city in the world New York, believes that relationships are everything and respect is the cornerstone to success. After returning home from college, he started to make a name for himself hosting parties on the New York City urban night life scene. His goal was to create new relationships and contacts to further himself. After a couple years, he decided it was time to make another move.
With his love for creative things, he decided to start a blog called "SH Collective" where he blogged about men's fashion, culture and music. The sites content was always about whats fresh and new in the world. At the time it featured interviews with the likes of The Cool Kids, Stevie Williams and more. Ainz started spending more time on the fashion, music and entertainment scene learning and gaining more relationships. After getting a chance to hear Steve Stoute speak on how he started his career, Ainz realized that he had done what Stoute did to make himself successful which was by leveraging his relationships to help other businesses grow. Ainz followed up with a chance encounter on the train which led him to an opportunity to work for Wieden Kennedy as a strategist for Brand Jordan. Unfortunately, that opportunity didn't work out. Never the less, Ainz decided to shut down SH Collective, but with the relationships he made, he started doing marketing and brand management for artist and brands.
Since that time he has worked with Pop Burger, Per Diem Boutique, The Children's Aid Society, DawnAfrica.org, Bottom Line Source Boutique, Producer DDub, Teen Hip-Hop artist Star Mike, singer/song writer Lavell Evans, DiggiWaxx, Video Director Jamison Claxton, award winning journalist Claudio Cabrera, Nia Keturah and more.
As of recently, Ainz is now splitting his time between NYC and Washington DC. He is currently serving as the Media Director for the Brooklyn based non-profit Borough NY and continuing to work on new ventures.