6/8/18: PBPRS 2nd Annual PowerPR Conference at Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center with NBC10, Phillies, Merck & more.

 

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    NBC10, SEPTA, Merck and more to participate in Philadelphia Black PR Society's 2nd Annual PowerPR Conference

Kenny Johnson from the Phillies and Vashti Dubois Founder & Executive Director of The Colored Girls Museum will be honored

On June 8, 2018, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS) will hold its 2nd Annual #PowerPR Conference. The annual gathering is designed to help PR professionals (and those in similar fields) at every level discussing topics from social media, market trends, jobs, how to break into PR and more.

CONFERENCE MODERATORS: NBC10 news anchor Erin Coleman & Kenny Johnson, Coordinator and Community Engagment for Philadelphia Phillies 

    BREAKING INTO PR (9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.)

    Ebony Staton Weidman, Southeast Regional Director U.S. Senator Bob Casey

    Diana Torralvo, Director of Community Relations and Communications for NBC10 and Telemundo62

    Leni Uddyback-Fortson Regional Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor

     

    GLOBAL STRATEGIC SOCIAL MEDIA PLANNING w/ PRESENTER (10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.)

    Shawnee Brown, Associate Director, Global Social Media Strategy, The Merck Manuals - Merck
     

    FROM SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE CORPORATE OFFICE: MANAGING THE BRAND, REPUTATION MANAGEMENT AND ACHIEVING POSITIVE OUTCOMES  IN PERCEPTION (11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.)

    Stephanie Humphrey, Tech Contributor, Good Morning America, Harry Show

    Carla Showell-Lee, Director of Media Relations, SEPTA

    Donna Alston, Communications Manager, AQUA

    Tiffany Weber, Marketing Manager Creative Services American Association for Cancer Research

     

    SPORTS IN THE CITY moderated by NBC10 news anchor Erin Coleman (1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

    John Brazer, Director of Publicity, Phillies

    Tina Sloan Green, President and Co-Founder of Black Women in Sport Foundation (First-ever African American head coach in women's collegiate lacrosse, featured on ESPN)

    Eric Nemeth, Sr. Director Publicity Harlem Globetrotters

     

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMUNITY & PR—HOW TO BUILD AND MAINTATIN YOUR BRAND FROM THE GROUND UP (2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

    Attorney and Business Coach Toni Moore, owner of Legally Chic Services, author of "Handle Your Business, Power Moves to Make Your Business Dreams A Reality"

    Natasha Somalia, Founder and CEO of COVERED the salon and Natasha Somalia hair care products featured in Newsweek and Essence Magazine

    Saudia Shuler, owner of internationally renowned restaurant Country Cookin' in Philadelphia

     

    HONOREES

    Kenny Johnson, Philadelphia Phillies (Communicator of the Year & PowerPR conference moderator)

    Vashti Dubois, Founder & Executive Director of The Colored Girls Museum (Organization of the Year Award)