Patti Pies And Tonight’s #MentorMonday

Patti Pies And Tonight’s #MentorMonday

What can you learn from Patti Pies?

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By now you may have heard about the infamous Patti Pies.  These are the pastries made by Patti LaBelle and sold at Walmart made a bit more famous by the viral video of James Wright Chanel.

Recently Ms. LaBelle is under fire for proclaiming Chanel didn’t make her pies famous. (Read how the pies got famous here.)

If you ask me it doesn’t matter if Chanel made LaBelle’s pies famous or not; and it really doesn’t matter what LaBelle says about Chanel’s involvement. She thanked him on social media and may have also sent him a gift, but when TMZ asked her if Chanel was responsible for being sold out at Walmart, LaBelle took the credit for the pies.

And well she should have!

You see, I remember LaBelle being on Arsenio Hall – you know when he did the show originally 20+ years ago – talking about pies.  LaBelle was approached by Walmart for her cooking prowess to bring some oomf to their pastry offerings.  This was in addition to LaBelle’s long-standing divaship as a singer, actor, and author.

LaBelle has been building her brand since the 1960’s!

So while Chanel may have brought some light to LaBelle’s latest offering, he got all the recognition he should have because instead of going viral for Patti Pies, Chanel needed to have some sort of product to sell On His Own (that’s a small shout out to one of LaBelle’s songs Chanel sang during the video).

That’s right.  I can’t take credit for anyone eles’s hard work. And when I hit the limelight I need to be ready to sell…ME!  Chanel is credited by some for spiking the sales of Patti Pies by $2.5 million in 72 hours.  Now if LaBelle makes $1 per pie (and that’s a very high estimate), Chanel made her a quarter of a million dollars. This is LaBelle’s side side hustle so that is a nice passive income for a weekend.  However, what if Chanel took those three million YouTube views and made himself $2.5 million dollars?

How could he have done that you ask?

That’s where #MentorMonday comes in.  This week’s guest, Tracey La’Stell Slates, is a senior producer for the Steve Harvey Television Show and is going to tell US how to get ourselves and our products on television.  And she is also going to talk about the impact we can make once we get there. Chanel made an impact, but once he hit the spotlight what was his next step?  What product did he have ready for the marketplace?   Would he have even had the fame he did if he hadn’t used Patti LaBelle’s product as the backdrop for his talents?

If you stay ready you don’t have to get ready and today’s episode of #MentorMonday is all about getting ready.

Join us tonight at 9PM by RSVPing here.

We’ll see you tonight for all the fun and information you’ve come to expect from #MentorMonday.

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27 comments
dujif
dujif

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computer... see this.............  http://tinyurl.com/4dayjobs

Tauliece Abair
Tauliece Abair

I did my mom had one ...glad I dont like sweet potato pies lol

Ra Sachi
Ra Sachi

People are to busy counting calories and not reading labels.

Ra Sachi
Ra Sachi

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Ra Sachi
Ra Sachi

Right..they made over 2million dollars in a couple days... They are killing us slowly via food... Check out Dr.Sebi on YouTube he teaches how and what to eat for a Alkaline diet. Our bodies are to acidic which is the cause for Dis-ease...there is NO dis-ease that can survive in a Alkaline body...Our bodies are designed to heal itself. Many foods in the market are GMO/ Hybrid We should only eat vegetables and fruit that have seeds. The bananas sold in the store are not real. They are GMO...carrots are also GMO...never eat seedless watermelon or grapes!!! How can anything grow without seeds??

Ra Sachi
Ra Sachi

Exactly..they had people calling every store and was told the Same thing..It's no coincidence it came out right before T day...

Chinue Phillips
Chinue Phillips

He did that on his own....did it help her sales yes but she really does not owe him anything. People feel that because she is who she is she should offer him something.........I dont agree with that.. Would the pies have sold any way yes because of her name which is her Brand.

Chinue Phillips
Chinue Phillips

Ra Sachi You are probely correct Supply and Demand Marketing 101.......thanks for the reminder

Chinue Phillips
Chinue Phillips

They way they are selling no one is reading anything.........and most do not really care.

Cheryl Clements
Cheryl Clements

I have not followed the story regarding Patti pies just heard she is not giving someone on youtube credit for letting the world know how good the pies are..sometimes humble is a past tense...i make my own..

Fauren Lields
Fauren Lields

Im glad someone said it. I had a hard time figuring out why people thought she was obligated to pay him anything. He did that on his own.

Ra Sachi
Ra Sachi

You are welcome Ase King

Akanimo Uwan
Akanimo Uwan

She is a very ungrateful woman, I mean Patti Labelle, for prior to James Wright's publicity, her pies were not a household name in America. But from what I read, after Wright's youtube went viral, Walmart was selling her pies by the seconds. And yet, she refused to give credit to the guy, give me a break, it's called biting the hands that fed you.

good
good

Chanel is credited by some for spiking the sales of Patti Pies by $2.5 million in 72 hours.  Now if LaBelle makes $1 per pie (and that’s a very high estimate), Chanel made her a quarter of a million dollars. The correct amount is $2.5 million not a quarter million, she would make a quarter million if she made $.10 per pie.

Ra Sachi
Ra Sachi

Right. It's really bad. It contains stuff humans should not consume. All you need to make them is sweet potatoes, cinnamon, butter, brown suger and nutmeg. Lol Also,they claim to be sold out but what they are really doing is creating a High demand. They have plenty in the store room..

Rich Blackman III
Rich Blackman III

Paul is right. Patti doesn't owe Chanel anything. However, we don't know if Chanel has a plan for the future or not. Perhaps, Chanel's product is his voice, knowledge of YouTube, and following. If so, this was an excellent loss lead - which may not have even been a loss. He should leverage this opportunity to create a formal business relationship with Patti and her team for future products. Personally, I think it was an excellent marketing ploy on his end as someone who was virtually unknown a few weeks ago. I'm eager to see what he does with this opportunity.

Ra Sachi
Ra Sachi

Has anyone looked at the ingredients

Kim Pinson
Kim Pinson

I ate two. And yes they are good. Glad I bought them before they went viral. Now there are no more. Congrats Patti. Your pies are the bomb.

Chinue Phillips
Chinue Phillips

My Walmart store ran out and now they are on back order.

Ermila Carlin
Ermila Carlin

Ooh yummy \U0001f609 Will do best to tune in, have a blessed day!