We have all heard the old saying, “Pictures are worth a thousand words,” so who wants an autograph, when a photo with your favorite celebrity conveys much more perceived authenticity? This also has value in the arena of SOCIAL capital.
Interview With: Elijah Shaw Elijah Shaw is one of the USA’s top bodyguards. He has protected most of the biggest names in Hollywood. As CEO of Icon Services Corporation, a U.S. based security agency which provides Executive Protection services, Elijah Shaw is one of the more recognizable “bodyguard to the stars”. […]
A Day in the Life: Assisting On a Protection Assignment You are at home getting some rest, and your cell phone rings. It’s the call you have been waiting for. The Team Leader on a Protective Security Detail is telling you they need last minute assistance to provide security for a well known recording […]
Keeping Your Edge The Choice: Celebrity vs. Executive Protection Everyone’s seen ‘The Matrix’ right? Morpheus is standing in front of you, extends his hand and gives you a choice: blue or red. The blue pill leads to a stable career in Corporate Executive Protection— more often than not, standard hours, reasonable expectations and […]
Sometimes, close protection agents have a tendency to define themselves based on the status of their Principal. However, it’s worth remembering that working with a VIP doesn’t make you one!
Pro Athletes & Pros Security – The Disconnect By Michael Brown, In the United States, sports are a way of life with many athletes reaching a level of celebrity status as early as high school, many to the equivalent of famous actors or musicians. In the US, football (the one you throw, not the one […]