The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) recently held its 2011 Conference and Career Fair at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel, downtown. The theme for this year’s conference was: “The Network @ Work–Managing Transitions, Techniques and Technology for business and Career Success.”
Also known as “BPRS” (Beepers), the NBPRS held their opening reception at the Harley-Davidson Museum, where attendees from around the country got a taste of Milwaukee and a warm brew city welcome. Carol Moseley Braun, a former Illinois Senator, presidential candidate and former U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, delivered the keynote address on Friday during he NBPRS conference luncheon. Conference workshops dealt with crisis management, writing copy to the media that sells, personal branding success and technologies role in public relations and marketing.
Since its founding in 1997, the NBPRS 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 address 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. Look for more pictures from the conference in this week’s WKND Focus/In The Black.