Kibi Anderson: How to Build & Grow A Multi-Million Dollar Digital Media Brand
Building A Better Brand
Kibi Anderson is an LA based business executive and Emmy Award winning producer with over 18 years of experience in strategy, business development, media, entertainment, tech, finance and entrepreneurship. As President of Red Table Talk Inc., Kibi worked directly alongside actress and producer Jada Pinkett Smith, and was at the helm of driving growth, strategic partnerships, and assessing new business opportunities for the global brand. Prior to joining Red Table Talk, Kibi was the Head of Digital Strategy and Business Development at Bloomberg Media where she oversaw new partnerships and strategic relationships, and assessed new business opportunities focused on growing the global business.Also working in executive roles at ABC News (Senior Manager, Business Strategy and Operations), and Broadway Federal Bank (VP/ Business Development Manager) she’s become recognized for her ability to mix comprehensive industry insight, entrepreneurial acumen, and strategic communications skills to build digital businesses and brands globally.As an Emmy-Award winning Independent Film producer, Kibi has produced a variety of short and long-form content under her independent production company banner Key Bee Entertainment. Connect with Kibi Anderson on Instagram and LinkedIn. Connect with Tony Triumph: @tonytriumphofficial (IG), Tonytriumph10 (Twitter), LinkedInCo-produced by: Dobi KweMusic by: Yugy
Role modeling honesty ❣️ Kibi Anderson, Red Table Talk
“If there's drama in your life, you don't want to talk about it. It’s hush, hush. But that's not the way you heal. It's been detrimental to our communities. So when people–especially a lot of black women—saw that representation on camera it just touched them in a way that just exploded.” - Kibi AndersonMany of us may know “Red Table Talk” as the TV show that Jada Smith, her daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne host. What you may not know is that Red Table Talk sparked thriving grassroots communities of viewers. Women in cities around the world started their own “Red Table Talks”—literally dressing their own tables with red tablecloths and gathering with strangers to experience the honest conversations that the Smiths role model on the show for themselves. Kibi Anderson is an award-winning Emmy producer and the former president of Red Table Talk. She was first a fan, drawn in by the raw conversations. We talk with her about the grassroots community that formed around the show and how she used her business savvy and inherent passion for community building to supercharge their efforts.Highlights, inspiration, & key learnings:Can’t fake the funk. Kibi’s shares how she grew up in community.Role modeling difficult conversations. How Red Table Talk maintains the integrity of initial conversation.Supporting an existing community. How Kibi and her team acknowledged, supported, and supercharged the leaders of their community.Building with. Experimenting on then launching new tools and content with your community members.Celebrating. Bringing “OG” members close to the RTT team and creating private, special content for their most passionate members.Hurdles. The challenges of not owning a channel (Facebook) and thus not being able to communicate seamlessly with the community.👋🏻Say hi to Kibi Anderson and learn more about Red Table Talk.📄NEW! See the full transcript and leave thoughts, learnings, and insights in the comments plus respond to others. This podcast was created by the team at People & Company. 🔥Say hi! We would love to get to know you.We published GET TOGETHER📙, a handbook on community-building. And we help organizations like Nike, Porsche, Substack and Surfrider make smart bets with their community-building investments.Hit subscribe🎙 and head over to our website to learn about the work we do with passionate, community-centered organizations.
From Harvard to the Red Table: A Conversation with Kibi Anderson
Just Be Real Sis Podcast
Kibi is a business leader and C-Suite executive with over 15 years experience. After studying in Singapore for high school, she completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard College and completed her MBA at New York University Stern School of Business. She is an Emmy award winning film producer and Digital Strategy Professional. Most recently, she served as the former President of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith. In this rich conversation, we discuss everything from gratitude to wealth generation! We talk about making major moves even when afraid, the gift of a global world view, listening to your inner voice, the necessity of power circles and much more! There are so many nuggets of wisdom in this episode! Kibi's stories will inspire you to expand what you believe is possible and encourage you to dream big! Enjoy!
Pain, Perseverance and Black Excellence with Kibi Anderson
Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie
Kibi Anderson is an LA based business executive and Emmy Award winning producer with over 18 years of experience in strategy, business development, media, entertainment, tech, finance and entrepreneurship. Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Kibi about Pain, Perseverance and Black Excellence through her life and with regard to the recent events of the last 4 months. Working in Executive roles at Red Table Talk (President), Bloomberg Media (Head of Digital Strategy & Business Development), ABC News (Senior Manager, Business Strategy and Operations), and Broadway Federal Bank (VP/ Business Development Manager), Kibi Anderson has become recognized for her ability to mix comprehensive industry insight, entrepreneurial acumen, and strategic communications skills to build digital businesses and brands globally. Featured in Fortune Magazine in 2000 as a top talent to watch in the coming years, she received her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University, where she earned a BA degree in East Asian Studies. As an Emmy-Award winning Independent Film producer, Kibi has produced a variety of short and long-form content under her independent production company banner Key Bee Entertainment. Having spent several years living in East Asia and Southeast Asia, Kibi developed a unique, first-hand perspective on how to tell culturally specific stories. This culminated in her Emmy-Award winning production of “The Mighty Warriors Of Comedy”, a feature film documentary about an Asian comedy troupe that aired nationally on PBS. You can find more about Kibi Anderson at kibianderson.com. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. Reference: (quote from Harvard Gazette) https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/02/the-costs-of-inequality-educations-the-one-key-that-rules-them-all/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Sara and Misasha sit down with Kibi Anderson and explore the topic of HAIR! Growing up in a country like America, where a lot of standards of beauty are not centered around African culture and African qualities, has a profound influence in the black community. Join us as we examine and understand how significant hair is in our development. Kibi is a black woman, which is relevant to today’s conversation, a storyteller, and has worked in the media and entertainment space for the past 20 years. Currently, Kibi is working for a show called Red Table Talk and running Red Table Talk Enterprises, which is the business behind the hit show starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and her mom and daughter, on Facebook Watch. She is an avid lover of people, and always excited to talk about conversations and topics that are influencing how we act, how we learn, and how we grow. Show Highlights: The rich history of black hair, as discussed in Episode 23 (“Hair & Identity: Don’t Touch the Hair”) of Dear White Women. Misasha recounts her unsettling experiences with people touching her children’s hair on the playground. Misasha has recently overheard her children, ages 6 and 5, state that they would like to have straight hair because they think it’s “really cool”. Pondering what it means to tap into the natural state of our texture. Kibi references Lauryn Hill, a really popular artist from the ’90s, and how she had locks, and beautiful natural hairstyles. Kibi relates a book on natural hair care and the tools to take care of it, and this led to her journey of realizing she did not need long or straight hair. This is the first time she cut her hair off. There were magazines that celebrated black beauty and black hairstyles, but many young women wanted to emulate the styles that they were seeing on television and at the movies. Reviewing different hairstyles, techniques, what it takes to take care of them, how long it takes, and more. “Goddess Locks” - faux locks, a new trend which uses the technique of adding braids to your hair, where you add additional hair, but instead of a braid, it’s a lock. The CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act is a California law that legally protects natural hairstyles. Kibi recalls wrapping her hair at night, after getting her hair done in the salon, back in the day, to keep her hair looking good. She remembers sleeping sitting up in bed, so as not to mess her hair up laying it on a pillow. Moisture for hair is so very important. Wrapping your head with silk instead of cotton is more protective to your curls. Misasha shares a story about her roommate, who refused to go outside in the rain because of her hair. Kibi mentions swimming and working out at the gym as other deterrents, because of the expense of black hair care. Salons become a place where people can really talk, as women gather in one space that has various perspectives, journeys, and struggles. Kibi feels that beauty salons and barbershops have become conduits for beginning to talk about broader issues impacting black culture. The power of barbershop books: encourages young boys (ages 4-9) to read books while they’re there, or have someone read to them. Literacy is such an important issue, and you don’t have the same access in certain communities or male figures that are present to help with reading. Kristen Davis from “Sex and The City” adopted two black children and was recently interviewed on Red Table Talk. Hair was one of the biggest challenges that she had to deal with. During the adoption process, there are videos that show parents how to manage a child of a different culture. One of the videos featured a young lady who launched a business teaching different-culture parents how to take care of textured hair. Tips on how to encourage self-pride in children. Intent and imitation being the greatest form of flattery when white people wear traditionally black hairstyles. Different is good. Links: https://www.dearwhitewomen.com Email: email@example.com Like us on Facebook! Instagram Follow Us! Twitter Follow Us! Listen to Dear White Women, Episode 23 - “Hair & Identity: Don’t Touch the Hair” https://www.dearwhitewomen.com/episodes/hair-identity Watch the Red Table Talk - Kristen Davis (from “Sex and The City”) Interview https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1430912810380278 Blog Mentioned: http://blackmomsblog.com Book Mentioned: Good Hair: For Colored Girls Who've Considered Weaves When the Chemicals Became Too Ruff, by Lonnice Brittenum Bonner