Aloha Everyone! Before I dive into the heavy subject I led with, let’s get some updates from the world of ManoaDNA!

Making our feature film debut, ManoaDNA will be highlighted in an upcoming Japanese feature film called, "My Guide to Hawaii!"

Making our feature film debut, ManoaDNA will be highlighted in an upcoming Japanese feature film called, “My Guide to Hawaii!”


In the beginning of October, we were asked to pose as musicians for an upcoming Japanese feature film called “My Guide to Hawaii.” It was an awesome experience being an extra on a film of that magnitude, and of course I was geeking out on all the professional, high-end equipment filming us! There’s a surprise in there that I won’t give away until the film comes out, but I’ll keep you posted.

Promoting the 60th anniversary of IOLANI Sportswear, members of ManoaDNA, Mom, and the Miss Hawai'i court packed the Sunrise! on Hawaii News Now set.

Promoting the 60th anniversary of IOLANI Sportswear, members of ManoaDNA, Mom, and the Miss Hawai’i court packed the Sunrise! on Hawaii News Now set.


Of course, I owe everyone a HUGE mahalo for making our 60th anniversary party a HUGE success! There were a lot of moving parts, and a lot of great volunteers working behind the scenes to help celebrate our company’s history! Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves, and I am forever in your debt for your support.

On a recent trip to Los Angeles, Alx & Nick sat down with Eric Berdon to collaborate on some new music!

On a recent trip to Los Angeles, Alx & Nick sat down with Eric Berdon to collaborate on some new music!


Last week, Alx and I made a trip up to Los Angeles for some music work and a little R&R. I was excited to go because it was the first time I would be able to collaborate on some music with professionals, and get a first-hand view of what it’s like. Needless to say, I was completely outmatched by Alx and LA songwriter Eric Berdon, but it was an incredible experience, and I am so happy that I went. Check out Eric Berdon’s website for some really cool rock and roll music.

Other than that, I wanted to pose a question to you all. I know this is a heavier-than-normal question for this blog, but it’s my blog so I can do what I want, haha!

As a daily nerd, I read a lot of stuff on the internet. One thing that has always interested me is branding, and in this case, personal branding. For a long time, I have wrestled with the argument that I need to have as much personal exposure for myself to help build an image along with ManoaDNA, IOLANI Sportswear, HI*Sessions, etc. On one hand, people have told me I need to keep a Facebook page, daily updates on Twitter & Instagram, pin stuff on Pinterest, etc. On the other hand, I have always maintained that all that in order to build your personal brand, you have to be true to yourself! In my opinion, I should be able to post what I want, when I want, to where I want it. If I subscribe to their thinking, I’ll just be putting too much thought into too many updates, and eventually I won’t the difference between what’s me and what I’m just posting to post something. What do you think? Should I subscribe to the “more content is better than good content” mentality? [Original Article from “Medium”]

Anyway, sorry for the heavy discussion, but I’m interested to hear what you think! Let me know, in the comments below, what your strategy is. Maybe you have an awesome one, or maybe you just do whatever you want. Whatever it is, let me know!

ALOHA!
Nick

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