Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:15am
Baltimore, MD – Visit Baltimore, the city’s official sales and marketing organization, announced that recording artist, actress and Baltimore native Brave Williams will join Julie Bowen, Josh Charles, Common, Mike Rowe, Johnathon Schaech, Kevin Plank, Marin Alsop, Choo Smith and Cal Ripken Jr. as the newest “My BMore” personality.
My BMore, originally launched in April 2015, is a meetings and tourism advertising campaign showcasing the city through the genuine experiences of well-known personalities who were either born in the area or have authentic connections to the city. Each of the My BMore ads showcase a different aspect of the city that resonates with that individual from family-friendly attractions and arts and culture to history and heritage sites, food, neighborhoods, and sports.
Brave’s new “My BMore” print, radio and video ads focus on Baltimore’s dining and nightlife scene and will be added to the ongoing campaign insertions for both Pandora internet radio and various print, digital and radio buys. Her ads will also soon be seen in the Baltimore Times promoting the upcoming African American Festival, which takes places in Baltimore on July 2-3, 2016.
Brave began her musical career when cast as a lead singer for the MTV reality show, P. Diddy’s “Making The Band.” Brave later co-founded the all-girl group Richgirl, which signed with Jive Records, and in 2009 toured as the opening act for Beyoncé’s “I am Sasha Fierce” tour. Richgirl’s success continued with national performances including the main acts for the Burger King Summer tour and T-Mobile tour, succeeded by the release of their third single “Swagger Right” featuring Rick Ross and Fabulous. Brave has also secured roles in both television and film, landing the lead in Omarion’s M.I.A. music video, the role of Bambi on BET’s “The Start Up,” and as a featured singer in the TLC film “Crazy Sexy Cool” on VH1. Brave starred on the TV One reality show “R&B Divas LA,” and she is co-starring in the new TV One feature film “Bad Dad Rehab.” Brave released her debut solo EP, Fearless, in 2015
Brave’s connection and commitment to Baltimore remain strong and she continues to work generously with multiple Baltimore-based charitable associations, including Associated Black Charities, Baltimore Station at Baker Street, BrownGirl Village and My Sisters Place Women's Center, to name just a few.
“I am so excited to be part of the My Bmore campaign and to showcase my hometown to the rest of the world,” said Brave. “I grew up in Baltimore and my family still lives here. I love bringing my friends from L.A. or New York City home to Baltimore and take them on a girls’ night out. They always have so much fun and enjoy the incredible restaurants, bars and clubs in Baltimore’s different neighborhoods.”
“We are thrilled to have Brave join the ‘My BMore’ campaign,” said Sam Rogers, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of Visit Baltimore. “Brave speaks to the traveler who is looking for a night out of fun in a city that’s hot, hip and trendy.”
Travelers seeking itinerary suggestions and inspiration on how to create their own “BMore” experience can visit baltimore.org or join the conversation on social media at facebook.com/Bmoremd, twitter.com/BaltimoreMD or instagram.com/visitbmore.
For more information on Brave Williams, follow her on social media @BmoreBrave or visit her website www.BraveWilliamsWorld.com.
About Visit Baltimore
Visit Baltimore is the official sales and marketing organization for Baltimore that generates economic benefits for stakeholders through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors. For more information, please visit baltimore.org.