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PR Experts Prepare to Equip! Adapt! and Conquer! during National Convention and Career Fair in South Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Top PR professionals, as well as student practitioners from across the nation, are gearing up for the National Black Public Relations Society’s (NBPRS) 2014 Conference and Career Fair in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA. The event, hosted by NBPRS South Florida Chapter, will be held at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Hotel on Thursday, November 6 through Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Themed PowerPR: Equip! Adapt! Conquer!, the nation's largest gathering of communications professionals of color will convene in South Florida for three informative days of networking, inspirational key note speakers, best in class workshops on Social Media, PR and Branding Strategy, Storytelling, Crisis Communication, Technology, Entrepreneurship and other industry relevant topics.

"We're excited to be hosting this amazing and meaningful conference in beautiful Sunny South Florida," said NBPRS South Florida Chapter President Matthew Beatty. "At a time when the job market is as competitive as ever, this conference will allow our peers to sharpen their craft and embrace new technological advancements and tools in the industry. Attendees will also share best practices with emerging young PR professionals to help them jumpstart and excel in their careers," he added.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Thursday Nov. 6 2pm  Pre Conference Workshop sponsored by Coca-Cola

Speed Networking Session  3:30pm-5pm

President's Welcome Reception 6pm

Friday Nov. 7  8am-4pm   "PR Boot Camp" Workshops (fast-paced sessions similar to the wildly popular TEDTalk format). 

Saturday November 8th  10am-1pm  Career Fair

Workshop Discussions:

  • The Power of Storytelling:You'll learn how to pitch, prep and score press like a professional.
  • Tech Talk: You'll learn the tips and tools to help you master social media.
  • Best Brand Practices: Get valuable insight from the Fortune 1000 with case studies on successful PR campaigns that target ethnic markets.
  • 24/7: Crisis Communication: Insight from top PR experts on how to navigate sticky legal and social media issues.

NBPRS has teamed up with Coca-Cola, Walmart,  Edelman, MSL Group, Fleishman-Hillard, Mitchell Communications Group, and Safeway to present the nation's largest gathering of communications professionals of color in South Florida for three informative days of networking, developmental workshops and skills training. Additional supporting sponsors include Black PR Wire, Global Social Media News, Heart & Soul Magazine, and PRIDE Global.

For more information, please visit the NBPRS conference website or contact Ms. Katrina Louis, Conference Coordinator at (305) 206-3999. 

Connect, follow, and learn more about this year's conference on social media using #2014nbprsconf and follow #powerpr on Twitter @NBPRS. Click here to register today!

About the National Black Public Relations Society, Inc.

Since its founding in 1998, the National Black Public Relations Society, Inc. has served as an advocate for black professionals in the public relations, media relations, corporate communications, investor relations, government affairs, community relations and related fields. Run by professionals for professionals, NBPRS addresses the diverse needs of its members through programs and partnerships that provide cultural and competitive advantages. NBPRS has chapters in the major media markets and offers peer-to-peer support, mentorship, networking, job opportunities, internships, and career advancement strategies for professionals engaged in corporate, government, agency, non-profit, and private practice. For more information, visit www.nbprs.org.  

Media Contacts: Neil Foote, NBPRS Public Relations Chair. Neil@neilfoote.com. Mobile: 213-448-3765.

Tandaleya Wilder NBPRS Public Relations Chair, South Florida Chapter. sggmedia305@gmail.com. Mobile: 305-520-9703.


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