[By: Travon Bracey]
I hope everyone has a great holiday. It is 2016 and so, there are new things to talk about, new things to discover, new goals to achieve, and I am willing to help you guys make it through your year this year. I was on Twitter today and I realized that there are a lot of important people in the industry that follows me. I never pay attention to it, because my twitter is meant for me to say a lot of things, even when I don't want to put it on Facebook, I state my opinion about a lot of things on Twitter, sometimes uncensored. But, hey! We are all adults here. But I am just amazed at the companies that follow me. Some of these companies that I will state are companies that I have been affiliated with in my career before and companies that are near where I live, which is in Atlanta, of course. And if you don't follow me on Twitter, I subject you do that now @ AFROhoganY. Without Twitter, I must say that I wouldn't have the career that I have today. Twitter opened doors for new business partners, new friends in the US and overseas, new adventures in the fashion industry, and it even keeps me up to date on my favorite celebrity/singer of all of time, Solange Knowles (which she is the reason why I joined Twitter back in 2009 in the first place.
These 10 companies are exceptional companies that you should be following on Twitter. They follow me because they see something in me and because of their commitment to following me, I am going to do the honors to introduce these Twitter accounts to everyone that follows me to follow these profiles before.
10. Variety (@variety)_
Variety is an online magazine that keeps you updated on the business aspect of the entertainment industry, whether it is in Television or Film, it lets you know about the film and television industry's upcoming movies and events. I like it, because I get to have the information about things that are coming out in the media among the film industry before it goes completely viral. I don't personally follow the page myself on Twitter, but they follow me and I like to look at their website 3 to 4 times a week. So I thank them for following me without a doubt.
Number of followers: 1.16 million
Number of followings: 298K (approximate)
Recommended rating: I would give them 7/10 rating. If you're into film and television, I highly recommend you to follow them, otherwise, you can just look on their website like I usually do.
9. BEnoted. (@Benotedonline)_
BEnoted is an online magazine that I like to follow because they are a small company that talks about beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment. What I like about them is that they focus a lot on black entertainers and influences in the fashion and entertainment. I recently just started following them, so it is going to take me some time to realize what I like about this online magazine.
Number of followers: 3.2K (approximate)
Number of followings: 2.9K (approximate)
Recommended rating: 6/10 rating. Give them a try if you like fashion and lifestyle. I am new to them, so it is going to take some time to see if I really like them, but I always am a big supporter for underground/independent/small companies and magazines. Heck, I have one my damn self.
8. Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, GEorgia (@lenoxsqmall)_
To be honest, I probably shop at Lenox Square Mall three to four times a month. I actually work at one of their stores there, but furthermore, they are cool people to follow on Twitter. Whenever I talk about Lenox, I always get a tweet back from them. I have projects with the mall before through something that GQ Magazine and Simon Malls was doing, so I believe that's why they follow me on Twitter. But, who doesn't know about the infamous Lenox Square Mall? If you haven't visit Atlanta, usually when you first visit Atlanta, Lenox Square Mall is the first mall you go to to shop at. I love it. You can't resist the mall. You really can't.
Number of followers: 4.3K
number of following: 2.8K (approximate)
Recommended rating: 9/10 rating. Of course I would give them a rating of 9 out of 10. It's Lenox Square. You gotta love that mall.
7. MNSWR Magazine (@mnswrmagazine)_
If you know me by now then you will know that I am a big fan of menswear clothing. Partially, because I have a desire to change the face of menswear in the fashion industry, I get excited whenever I am in affiliation with anything that has something to do with menswear. MNSWR Magazine has been following me on Twitter for about a year now and I just love their concept that they do in terms of having such an outstanding menswear magazine.
Number of followers: 33.5K
Number of following: 11.8K
Recommended rating: 9/10 rating.
6. Servpal (@servpal)_
Servpal is a great website to set a platform for your brand. When I started Von By Travon Fashion Company (newly known as VON HAÜS & Co.) in 2012, I was looking a lot of social media outlets that would help me established a big marketing platform for my business. Servpal have been supportive of my small brand since 2014 and I am just so proud to have them not only follow me on Twitter, but they took the initiative to promote my brand on Instagram.
Number of followers: 2.7k
Number of following: 301
Recommended rating: 8/10 rating. If you have a business where you are trying to market yourself for clients, get a Servpal account. It works.
5. Men's Warehouse (@menswearhouse)_
Who doesn't know about the infamous menswear suit and tuxedo store Men's Warehouse? Well, they just recently followed your boy, but overall, I like how they are presented as a company. As far as following them on Twitter, there's nothing that you are missing out, except getting ideas on your next suit to wear to an event.
Number of followers: 43.1K (approximate)
Number of following: 4.9k (approximate)
Recommended rating: 5/10 rating. However, I would give them a 8 out of 10 for following me. I got to get use to them on Twitter before I can give them a higher rating.
4. The Atlantan Magazine (@TheAtlantanMag)_
Living here in Atlanta, you always want to know who, what, when, where, and why when it comes to the fashion, food, and entertainment in the Atlanta's social light. I have a whole collection of The Atlantan Magazine at my house and I must say that I love reading every issue that they present to the public in Atlanta. I am very happy that they also follow me. I wonder if they are watching every move that I make.
Number of followers: 8.6K
Number of following: 1.8K
Recommended rating: 7/10 rating. I wish they would tweet more without any links from what they post on Facebook.
3. BE Magazine (@BeMagazine)_
If you are living in Atlanta and you are looking for that amazing fashion, beauty, entertainment, and lifestyle celebrity magazine to subscribe to, follow BE Magazine and grab you a copy. I just love what the magazine represents. So many amazing things are said about the magazine and it is my favorite magazine in Atlanta as of today. I would like to work for them eventually one day, but meanwhile I will sit back and read their magazine while drinking my wine.
Number of followers: 18.3K
Number of following: 16.9K
Recommended rating: 8/10 rating. You guys, please get into this magazine. You will absolutely love it.
2. ONYX By ONYX TAYLOR (@onyxbyot)_
My dear social media friend, Onyx (and I call him that because he's an amazing guy that I have yet to meet in person), has this incredible clothing line I would love to be a spokesperson of. His creativity of designs will give you so much life that you just have to peak into more of what his line offers. Y'all really need to be following him. He's one of my favorite people to follow.
Number of followers: 150
Number of following: 163
Recommended rating: 9/10 rating. FOLLOW HIM! NOT PLAYING!
1. Top Fashionista Now (@TfNow)_
If you are in fashion and you are on Twitter, there should be no reason why you aren't following Top Fashionista Now. This guy is just a phenomenal fashion journalist. I love following him during different fashion weeks, because he makes sure that he gives you an exclusive taste of what fashion week is all about. I was first introduce to Top Fashionista Now shortly after I started connecting with other fashion professionals on Twitter in 2013 and because of him, he's the reason why I have so many connections in the fashion industry on Twitter alone. So, I thank him for following me.
Number of followers: 15.9K (approximate)
Number of following: 10.2K
Recommended rating: 10/10 rating. He is the best. You must follow him if you are into fashion.
If you are not following me on Twitter, please do so right now.
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