Brand Manager in Chicago, Illinois
There’s just no stopping a woman on a mission. With her eyes squarely focused on any goal she sets for herself, nothing can come between today’s superwoman and her intended target. Such an ambitious individual is Chicago-born woman on a rise April Adams.
From real estate agent to marketing, promotions and public relations to event planning, booking shows and even journalism, this multi-talented task master has been hard on the grind creating her own niche in the entertainment industry.
“My persistence, aggressiveness and drive made me the woman I am today,” she explains. “Ever since I was a rookie in the entertainment industry, I’ve been able to seal deals and make things happen. In a sense, the industry chose me.”
Raised on the south side of the Windy City, young April came up like any other little red-blooded American girl. She graduated from Kenwood Academy in the Hyde Park area (where President Barrack Obama resides when he’s not on Pennsylvania Avenue). And five days after high school graduation, she shipped off with the Navy, where she directed air craft aboard an aircraft carrier for the next four years.
Nowadays, April works as her own boss in multiple capacities. In the day time, she is an Account Executive handling new business relations/advertising for (4) stations of different genres from Chicago-land to Northwest Indiana. By afternoon, she is negotiating bookings for her clients. By night, she is studying her craft planning for the next business day.
Adams doesn’t need to broadcast her strengths, her accomplishments and her triumphs. She lets her work do all the talking.“My integrity, hard work and perseverance speak for themselves.”
“I’ve been my own intern for my entire time in the industry,” April points out. “I’m a quick learner. I’m an observer. And I got that drive. That’s my secret to success.”
The keys to success and longevity in the advancement of any entertainer’s career lie in the critical business decisions made along the way. Sure, talent and creativity are crucial components to success, but strategic planning, avoidance of would-be pitfalls, and taking advantage of all opportunities are sometimes deciding factors between the thrill of victory & defeat.