Ep 48: Karen Okonkwo, To be Successful, Always Strive to be a Student
This week’s episode is the amazing millennial co-founder of Tonl, a platform committed to transforming the stock photography industry by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world.
Karen and Joshua, have been very intentional about their entrance into the stock photography world that they have been featured in all of the reputable digital publication from Forbes, Create & Cultivate, Popsugar, NPR, to OkayAfrica and the list goes on. In their short lifespan, Tonl has worked with Google Chrome book, Adobe to mention a couple.
In this episode, we talk about:
The genesis of Tonl
How the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the misrepresentation and false stories being portrayed of them sparked the additional onset of TONL
How to run an intentional digital business
How remaining a student will set you up for success
Importance of understanding your industry
How to work with and understand a Co-Founder
How having the correct marketing plan and PR will set you up for succeed
How Tonl photographers are vetted and selected
@Karen Okonkwo on Instagram
Website – Tonl
@Tonl on Instagram
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Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven
Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library