Alex Pall spent his childhood growing up as a DJ. He had a passion for the music that would lead him into a band known as the Chainsmokers. This career came about upon meeting Andrew Taggart.
Alex Pall had been spending many of his nights in the clubs around NYC. He would perform nightly for club after club and then under the direction of the manager they have now, he met Andrew Taggart and soon after, the Chainsmokers were released. The pair of men each held their own love for electronic music and with Avicii being so popular, they knew they could make something for themselves. It was then that the two of them decided to take things further and set out torecord their own hits.
Up until the last album was released, the one thing that the duo had not done was feature music with the two of them performing the songs. The music was mixed under their direction but there were no musical words being delivered from the duo. That was up until now. With new singles under their belt such as “Closer”, the duo was stretching outtheir musical direction.
The duo had their fair share of chart toppers but the latest round of singles proved to be what the band really needed. Fans were experiencing first hand what the band was experiencing. They could feel the hurt and joy from within the music. If they wanted to take it a step further and know more firsthand, the use of social media allowed fans a sneak peak into what the band was up to.
Andrew Taggart was always interested in being a DJ and when he met Alex, they were sure to hit it off. No one predicted however that they would have hit if off as well as they did or would be as popular as they are today. From producing to performing, the Chainsmokers have shown fans that this side of music has a place on the Billboard Top Hits. With singers performing alongside of the Chainsmokers like Halsey, there is no end to the type of hits they are sure to produce.
Steve Ritchie, the reigning Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International Inc., apologizes to Papa John’s customer, saying “I’m sorry.” Steve Ritchie’s apology to Papa John’s customer was made in a letter he sent out to them via email. The purpose of the apology letter was to undo the negative impact inflicted upon the company as a result of the conduct of an individual associated with the company. The individual’s conduct in question were widely viewed as being racially insensitive and reflected badly upon the company, thereby promptly Steve Ritchie’s wise and necessary official letter of apology. Steve Ritchie’s apology is considered a brilliant move on his part in that he straight out said, “I’m sorry,” distanced himself and the company from the individual in question, and promised to take appropriate actions to make the company even better than before the occurrence of this controversy.
In the letter of apology, Steve Ritchie Papa John’s stated that the pizza delivery company transcends a single individual, that the company is ever committed to promoting diversity, inclusiveness, and equity, that neither racism nor insensitive language of any sort will be tolerated by either him or the company, that Papa John’s is a company comprised of greater than 120,000 corporate and franchise team members worldwide, and that measures will be undertaken by the company to address concerns in terms of the company’s diversity, culture, and inclusive practices. Specifically, independent and outside auditors will be hired to run audits with respect to these issues. Further, the company will also engage its stakeholders to come up with a course of action that demonstrates the company’s commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and equity. Moreover, the company will send out members of its senior management team to franchises across the country to gather the thoughts and concerns of their franchises and employees on the matter.
Victoria Doramus is an expert in the field of media, advertising, and current trend evaluation. She has a keen eye for color, art and content production. She prides herself on her ability to manage networks of trend correspondents and building relationships with media account executives. Her past accomplishments in marketing allow her to respond to marketing changes accordingly.
Victoria Doramus started her journey at the University of Colorado Boulder. She got her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. While there, she became skilled in technology and journalism to produce content for a wide array of platforms. She also mastered the skill to conduct interviews in an ethical and polished manner. Later in 2012, she attended Sotheby’s Institute of Art. There, she received extensive education on the history of art starting with a foundation in Greek art all the way to contemporary art.
At the start of her career, Victoria Doramus started working for Mindshare as an assistant media planner. She designed multimedia advertising outlines and worked alongside of clients to create the branded media that best fit their business needs. She also executed plans to properly manage the media budget. In addition to Mindshare, Victoria Doramus has worked for Trendera, Creative Artists Agency, and Various. These companies allowed her to utilize and hone her skills as a trends expert. In Trendera, she built up the brand through use of social media. She worked with clients to study current lifestyle habits and converting that knowledge into target-based marketing. Later in her career, she became a writer for the company Various, where she shared her insight on trends and lifestyle.
According to an article from Medium, currently, Victoria Doramus has set her sights on philanthropy work. To improve her community, she volunteers with Room to Read, Best Friends Animal Society and the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Alex Pall shares his story of how he got started with the band The Chainsmokers. In the beginning he was simply doing DJ work as a hobby. It wasn’t until he finally realized, after much thought, that dance music was his love and he wanted to do it full time. That prompted him to quit his job and begin a new Journey. Once he met Drew and they both discovered they had the same ambitions, the rest is history. The two have collaborated and written songs together for years. Pall states their work is always about self-discovery and knowing when to check yourself. He says him and Drew are always questioning things and they continue doing that today.
Pall says they write the songs along with the songwriters. He believes this is important. During a session, they all chime in putting ideas out there to consider. In the new age of Instagram, Pall talks about how its a benefit because now they can pinpoint their fan base. He says thanks to the platform they know who is listening to their music and how it effects them. They are getting a clear idea of their demographics with fans in South Africa to the Philippines. Pall says they enjoy getting messages about how a family’s daughter loves their music and they share the video. He says this is the coolest thing and knows their music is transcending on a huge scale.
Pall and Drew continue to push themselves because their audience is constantly changing. They’ve been around the world nearly three times and its something they are very grateful for. He says its on them to create new and exciting shows. One in particular will have Drew singing. Pall says their shows are just going to get bigger than ever. They now doing a festival and performing live. The Chainsmokers are selling out shows way in advance. Pall is heavily invested in making the shows exciting visually and developing new content. The goal is to give fans a great time when attending their shows. Pall is dedicated to pushing boundaries and providing new experiences people can enjoy.
As a schoolboy, Hussain Sajwani worked long hours after school for his father in the family business in Dubai. The variety store that his father owned sold Chinese imports, office supplies, and consumer goods, and although Hussain got lots of good experience, the long hours were at times a little too much for a young boy.
He told his father that when he grew up he would certainly not be a businessman because of the long hours, but that he would prefer to be a professional with a degree so he would be able to work regular hours.
Hussain earned a degree from the University of Washington majoring in economics and engineering. He then traveled back home to Dubai and worked for a Dubai gas company as an engineer. However, that career only lasted for a short time as he capitalized on a very good opportunity that came his way. He formed a catering firm that sold food to the United States Army during the Gulf Wars that occurred in that region in the early 90s.
In 2002, Sajwani formed DAMAC Properties, a real estate development and management company. He had guessed correctly that when the UAE loosened the restrictions on immigration, allowing foreign nationals to permanently settle in the UAE, that there would be somewhat of a land and real estate boom. DAMAC would become the foundation of wealth for the Hussain Sajwani family.
That is exactly what occurred and people quickly took to the wonderfully built luxury apartments and villas that had rapidly become the trademark of DAMAC. Sajwani was a master promoter and marketer, and the demand was great because of his efforts. In fact, his first project was completely sold out before any construction had even begun.
The DAMAC owner was very conservative in running his business, as he always paid cash for the land, and financed very little of the rest of the project. In this manner, the entire business model was very solid.