Jones will participate on two panels. The first is entitled, “Breaking In & Staying In: Realities & Strategies for Blacks in PR,” and will be a no-holds-barred discussion of what it really takes to make it in the PR field. The second is named, “When the Press Comes Calling: Case Studies in Crisis Communications,”
“We are pleased to have Charles Jones as a part of our conference program and look forward to all he has to share. He is a widely-respected practitioner in the PR field whose unique experience and perspective will inform and inspire conferees in their continued growth and professional development,”
Jones, who has an extensive career in communications as both a broadcast journalist and public relations professional, recently handled crisis communications to the Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, and Adler law firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. when its managing partner, Scott Rothstein, confessed to operating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme inside the firm. Jones also media relations during the Anna Nicole Smith trial in South Florida to determine the final resting place of her remains, and throughout her funeral and burial in The Bahamas. When former child star Gary Coleman died in 2010, Jones represented Coleman’s adoptive parents and Victor Perillo, Coleman's former agent and longtime friend.
This year’s NBPRS Conference theme is “The Network @ Work: Managing Transitions, Techniques and Technology for Career and Business Success.” The four-day event will include networking, career advancement opportunities and professional development programming.
Conference highlights include a presentation by Carol Moseley Braun, former U.S. Senator from Illinois and former Ambassador to New Zealand, who will deliver the keynote address at the NBPRS Founders Business Luncheon and Awards on Friday.
On Saturday, career expert Virginia Clarke, author of “Career Mapping: Charting Your Course in the New World of Work” will present a special strategic session on career advancement. Also on Saturday, H Walker, Director of Education, McDonald’s Global Inclusion & Intercultural Management (GIIM), will be the keynote speaker for the NBPRS Network Luncheon. Walker will share strategies for empowerment and personal mastery.
Additional topics include, e.g., “Wired for Success: Embracing New Technologies for Successful PR Careers and Campaigns,” “How to Brand, Market and Protect Your Creative Destiny,” and “Crafting Messages That Move and Motivate Your Audiences.”
Sponsors for the 2011 NBPRS Conference and Career Fair include Northwestern Mutual, Harley-Davidson, Edelman, Constituency Management Group, Business Wire and Black PR Wire, Inc. For more conference information, visit www.nbprs.org.
Since its founding in 1997, the National Black Public Relations Society (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 addresses the diverse needs of its members through programs and partnerships that provide cultural and competitive advantages. NBPRS has chapters in 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. The organization is more than 500 plus members strong. Visit NBPRS at www.nbprs.org, follow on Twitter @NBPRS and Facebook at National Black Public Relations Society.
About CJones & Associates Public Relations
With offices in Miami and Washington, D.C., CJones & Associates Public Relations offers a full range of services including Corporate & Crisis Communications;
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With offices in South Florida and Washington, D.C., CJ&A PR specializes in Corporate and Crisis Communications;