Welcome to Fohr Ground: a podcast about personalities in the influencer space hosted by Fohr’s Marketing Director, Tim Jeffreys.
Essence Gant is the Beauty Director at BuzzFeed. As more people in the media industry are motivated to grow their social media and cultivate a personal brand, she sets an example of doing that while being true to yourself. Not to mention, the path to were she is today took a lot of hustle. After growing up in the South, she came to Albany, New York, to earn her masters in social work. Even then, she knew she needed to be near New York City to network and break into the media industry there.
From the ins and outs of networking in New York to how she honed in on her lifelong love of beauty, her determination is evident in the insights and stories she shares. She also talks about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes of BuzzFeed and what it’s like working at a big media brand.
Whether you’re networking for the first time, trying to break into media, or even building your personal brand, there’s lessons to be learned all around.