Episode 185: Being a Disruptor + Filling the Gaps, with Jackie Nwobu - the Creative Empire podcast

Joining Reina and Christina today is Jackie Nwobu, the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine. Jackie dives right into the episode, chatting about how she started in the magazine industry. She talks about how her retreat came to be and what it feels like to be a disruptor in an industry. Additionally, she shares about business struggles and how we can help support others. Lastly, the trio talk about spotting gaps in the industry and how to listen to your audience.

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Main Takeaways:

  • How she got started with a magazine, without publishing experience [0:01:54]
  • Why Coterie Retreat was born + inclusivity [0:12:44]
  • What being a disruptor feels like [0:19:01]
  • How we can support others [0:22:36]
  • What some business struggles are [0:30:59]
  • Why the publishing world is so scary [0:35:01]
  • Why leverage your audience + find out what they like [0:36:55]
  • How to spot gaps in the industry [0:40:53]
If you are launching the next big thing, chances are it doesn’t exist. If it doesn’t exist, there is going to be a learning curve, because there’s no one who’s going to teach you how to do it. You’re going to have to do as much research as you can. You’re going to have to figure things out.
— Jackie Nwobu
Then when people are honest with what they’re going through on the other end, people who’ve been there before, you know that you’ve been there before and maybe now you’re doing really well, don’t ever forget where you came from, because you didn’t just wake up and become a big time planner, or you didn’t just wake up and become award-winning photographer. There was a process that you went through.
— Jackie Nwobu
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Jacqueline Nwobu is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the leading nationally distributed wedding magazine and online wedding marketplace catering to women of color. With no prior experience within the publishing industry, Jacqueline and her husband launched Munaluchi Bride Magazine in 2010 and obtained national distribution within major retailers including Target and Barnes and Noble. Women of color are major contributors to the billion dollar wedding industry, yet, their presence within major bridal publications and websites/blogs is rare. Jacqueline’s vision and determination to fill this void is what gave her the strength and willpower to break into and positively impact an industry she knew very little about. Prior to launching Munaluchi Bride, Jacqueline obtained her B.S. degree in Medical Technology and worked for major pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, including Johnson and Johnson. The rapid success of her magazine has landed her interviews on NBC, ABC, and WPIX NY. Jacqueline resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children. Learn more about Munaluchi at www.munaluchibridal.com

Social Handles:

Coterie Retreat Website
Munamommy Website


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