Doby Public Relations‘ CEO Jerry Doby received the “Hot 500” Award from Yahoo! for his published articles across the Yahoo! network. Yahoo! recognizes each month, the most outstanding writers from the Yahoo! Contributor Network based on audience engagement, total readership and page views during the previous month.
“Congratulations! Stoke that Yuletide fire, because you’re a Hot 500 contributor. This achievement is based on the page views you earned for content published across the Yahoo! network.” said the emailed notice from Yahoo! to Doby. Earlier this year, he was honored with Featured Contributor status by the Yahoo! Contributor Network as an Arts & Entertainment Writer, specifically in the music category.
“Some of my more popular pieces obviously revolve around my interviews with Grammy Award artists like Teddy Riley, Whitney Peyton. My in-depth pieces with Grammy nominees and reality show personalities such as Frenchie Davis, a top 4 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and R&B legend Karyn White, also did well.” says Jerry
He has also featured independent artist like Atlanta’s hip hop trio EDUBB and their “Legends of the Fall” LP and up and comer Warchyld who’s “The Streets is Talking” mixtape hosted by DJ Kay Slay is gaining ground at a rapid pace.
The Yahoo! “Hot 500″ Award is the first writing award for Doby however in 2002, he was recognized by the West Coast Hip Hop Hall of Fame for his work in educating independent artists in the area of successful public relations campaigns on a small budget.