16 Mar “The Life Struggles of a Celebrity Publicists”-CeCe Vance
I met CeCe when I first started my journey with Fierces Corner. At the time the site was fiercescorner.wordpress.com and she was the very first publicists that emailed me sending her clients my way. Now over a year later not only do I have a interview with this amazing woman, but we are still working together. Isn’t funny how God works? She has been very instrumental in my life as far as my brand. She is someone that I look up to and admire. She works so hard and she is also a mother as well. To see her balance out everything is astonishing and to read her story is amazing. We can all do it. She is living proof. She is CeCe Vance.-Mz.Fierce
Fierce: For those who are not familiar with you can you please introduce yourself?
CeCe: I am celebrity publicist CeCe Vance and you may know me from working with people such as Slim Thug, Deelishis, Gudda Gudda and Short Dawg from Young Money.
Fierce: How did you get your start being a Publicist?
CeCe: I left my hometown of Houston, Texas is in 2007 and I moved to New York on a hope and a vision. I met a guy down named Marshall who was in the music business. He was name dropping and I sat back and I just got tired of him name dropping, so I started to name drop. We ended up opening a multimedia company and we handled online marketing and things of that nature. They introduced me to Herb McGruff and he gave me the name CeCe Vance and also asked me to be his publicist. I didn’t know much about it at the time so I started doing research and googled it. After research I knew this was something that I could do.
Fierce: With you having multiple clients, what is a day like for CeCe Vance?
CeCe: Well I am a mother first. I have a 14 year old son who lives with me my other 3 kids live in Houston Texas to attend school. They are with me during school breaks. A typical day for me is when I wake up around 6:30 am I turn my computer on and I answer my emails. Around 7:00 am I wake up my son for school and fight with him to get him ready. After I drop him off from 7:45 am to 2:00 pm I am working and researching, answering emails, sending emails, and talking to my clients. After 2:00 pm I pick him up, I am in mommy mode and back to work I go.
Fierce: Do you ever feel that it becomes too much at times or find yourself saying you need to slow down and catch your breath?
CeCe: Yes and I am going to tell you when my body shuts down that is when I know I need to stop. I went to the doctor and my body had shut down. When my body tells me I need to rest I tend to keep going. I try to take an hour out of the day to rest and I may not do it but I try to turn off the iPhone and cut the computer off and just watch TV and try to relax I wake up out my sleep to check emails. I do need to learn to give myself time but this is a 24/7 job.
Fierce: So you have a memoir that is going to be released soon “The Life Struggles of a Celebrity Publicist”. What prompted you to put your life on paper?
CeCe: I don’t do interviews. I probably have 2 or 4 if you Google it. I had to work to get where I am at. I had a lot of turmoil in life and when people read my memoir and see what I went through and see that I am still standing they can see that they can do it too. I let one of my friends, who is a blogger, read the unedited version and after he read it, he was inspired to do it. After that I was like I need to put this out because I originally thought about not putting it out.
Fierce: How long did it take you to write your memoir and how was the process?
CeCe: I wrote the memoir by myself. I talked to my junior publicist (Tameeka Weekes ) who went to school for journalism and she can write the hell out of some bios. She told me to go do it. I told her I would have to write it and she edit it. She edited it so good I was like damn!!! I started back in July of 2012 but I had been footing around and when I was in Vegas my special someone stayed on me and if it was not for him I would not have finished. He stayed on me (my love), asking me did I write in my book because he knew it was important to me. I finished it in April of this year (2013).
The book is out now you can purchase it on amazon.com. No matter who you are or what your struggles are , Just like me you are capable of finding growth, development and successhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/1491216271/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdo_R2sgtb0EPDTCF
Fierce: Is there anything that you would like to say to your supporters?
CeCe: Yes of course I have a long list. I want to thank God for giving me this talent. Without him I wouldn’t be able to see my vision. My mom whose is my manager, Dj Kayotik, Brian Angel and all of my clients. I love all of my clients, family and friends.
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