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Trailblazers.FM: Black Professionals | Entrepreneurs | Leaders


Trailblazers.FM explores stories of today's successful black professionals. Get the know-how, confidence and resources you need to blaze your trail.

Aug 8, 2016

Maurice Cherry is the founder and principal at Lunch, a multidisciplinary studio in Atlanta, GA that helps creative brands craft messages and tell stories for their targeted audiences, including fostering relationships with underrepresented communities. Past clients and collaborators include Vox Media, NIKE, Mediabistro, Site5, SitePoint, and The City of Atlanta. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or TuneIn In this episode, we discussed a lot and I asked Maurice several questions, including: 02:00 What are you most grateful for in your life right now? 03:30 What are you hoping to create through your brands? 05:25 What are you most passionate about when building these platforms? 06:25 What have been some of the biggest lessons you've learned? 11:00 Are you able to monetize the podcast? 12:30 What have you been doing in your business in the past 6 months to 1 year that have brought you to the success you're experiencing today? 19:15 Is it still important that we establish a solid brand identity? Why?? 24:00 Share a road block, challenge or fear you had and how you overcame it to move forward 30:00 Share a couple lessons that someone listening who is wanting to pivot needs to know to grow and succeed on their journey? 32:30 What can we look forward to with you in 10 years and beyond? Links and resources mentioned: MauriceCherry.com Lunch: YepItsLunch.com Podcast: RevisionPath.com Maurice's Fav Books:  Creative Strategy and The Business of Design Unlabel: Selling You without Selling Out The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Design is a Job The Five  Love Languages Maurice Cherry Bio Maurice Cherry is the founder and principal at Lunch, a multidisciplinary studio in Atlanta, GA that helps creative brands craft messages and tell stories for their targeted audiences, including fostering relationships with underrepresented communities. Past clients and collaborators include Vox Media, NIKE, Mediabistro, Site5, SitePoint, and The City of Atlanta. Maurice is a pioneering digital creator who is most well-known for the Black Weblog Awards, the Web's longest running event celebrating Black bloggers, video bloggers, and podcasters. Other projects of Maurice's include the award-winning podcast Revision Path, 28 Days of the Web, and The Year of Tea. His projects and overall design work and advocacy have been recognized by NPR, News One, CNN, AIGA, HOW, Print, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and The Los Angeles Times. Maurice is also an educator, and has built curricula and taught courses on web design, web development, email marketing, WordPress, and podcasting for thousands of students over the past ten years. Maurice was named one of Atlanta’s “Power 30 Under 30″ in the field of Science and Technology by the Apex Society, one of HP’s “50 Tech Tastemakers” in conjunction with Black Web 2.0, and was selected by Atlanta Tribune as one of 2014's Young Professionals. Maurice holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a Masters degree in telecommunications management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Thanks for Listening! We appreciate you visiting our site today and for helping to bring awareness to the Trailblazers.FM podcast. Please leave an honest review for The Trailblazers Podcast on iTunes & Stitcher! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show. Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic updates! It’s free! Subscribe / Listen on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or TuneIn