Tell us about your entertainment company.
Syndicate Marketing and Sports is focused and dedicated to each of our clients. We are passionate about philanthropy and community service. Passion to help athletes build an integrity-based foundation, which will help them to have a successful career on and off the field. Our knowledge and passion for sports marketing is second to none. This dynamic team has extensive experience running and organizing football camps, press conferences and charity events. We have brokered deals with corporate partners such as GMAC, Verizon, Adidas, Under Armour, as well as community service and youth development organizations.
What is your experience like working with a variety of artists?
This industry is a lot of fun. Do not mistake the fun for a lack of hard work, this job is a continuous grind that forces you to continue to grow. It's the best of both worlds I get to do what I love and help people reach their dreams which is my favorite part.
How has Covid 19 impacted your business?
Since Covid It has been hard for me to recruit new talent and create deals and sponsorships. It also slowed down and changed the market. Since there were no in person games or events we had to figure out ways that we would still produce.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
I was inspired to become an entrepreneur when I was fired from my job when my son was six months old. From then I realized I wanted to be my own boss. Being able to start from nothing and build what I have makes me proud. I know that I am putting my family in a better place due to my sacrifices.
What advice would you give someone when interested in working in the entertainment business?
The best advice I could offer anyone who is joining the industry and specifically my role, you must like putting people in a better position than you are and you have to love your job. This is a very selfless job but it's very rewarding.
What does success look like for you?
Success is completing the goals you set out for yourself. A Lot of times people compare their success to others but I think its important to do things on your time and that best benefit your life.
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About Walik Gibson
Businessman, Scholar, and Entrepreneur Walik Gibson is the brains behind WGManagement Group. Not only is he simultaneously pursuing his goals and education, all while exposing his genius, but his altruism in his effort to help anyone he meets is also where he shines. His mantra to provide management and community service coordination for professional athletes often collides with his position as an Enrollment Recruiter at the well-known HBCU, Stillman College. Through his naturally dynamic and charming persona, he consistently recruits a paramount of incoming and transferring students each term. Completing his studies in 2022 will more than project him as a force in business to be reckoned with. Gibson’s gift of strategy and marketing is only enhanced by his college education, an embellishment to his career.
A native of Patterson, New Jersey, Gibson formed the Sports Management Group, Inc. (SMG) in 2020, providing contract negotiations, financial management, and marketing and endorsement programs for professional athletes. The WGManagement Group is the management style for nontraditional athletes, a mindset and life experience Gibson is keen on. As a non-traditionalist, Gibson prioritizes his interactions with youth from all backgrounds and ethnicities, curating a diverse program that provides security to participate in the world of professional sports successfully. As a student, Gibson successfully time manages business, networking, and, most importantly, his studies. As a first-generation college scholar, he consistently demonstrates his pride in Stillman College, just as he does the athletes and celebrities he markets and manages.
Gibson is a mogul who works with big names, including Mark Ingram and Julio Jones. Not to mention signing current Kansas City Chief Tyreek Hill and negotiating his first marketing deal. It’s WGManagement. A business that led him to consort with star athletes, inspiring those students with whom he has been an influence. It’s literally and figuratively the representation.