Registration starts at 8 a.m. The focus of the symposium has expanded to embrace the foundational aspects of Black media from coverage to advertisement. This premise will be the essence of the luncheon with key-note speaker Hiram Jackson.
“It's with a great deal of pleasure to have Hiram Jackson, the CEO of Real Time Media, as our key note speaker,” explained Dexter Bridgeman, BOMA President. “Real Time Media is the country's largest conglomerate of Black-own media, with notable entities such as the legendary Chicago Defender and the historical Pittsburgh Courier.
They continue to be relevant and prospering under the leadership and direction of Hiram Jackson." Tyrone Manning, Marketing Director for the Adrienne Arsht Center, has been feverously working with BOMA to bring the event to life.
“As a convener for our community’s most important events, the Arsht Center is proud to welcome the Black Owned Media Alliance and their guests. We look forward to the thoughtful discussion that Dexter Bridgeman and the various business leaders and members of BOMA will engender through this very special business and community event.”
MORE - The symposium has evolved from a one panel discussion to this year’s day-long, five-panel discussion. Last year, the symposium’s main focus was to provide statistics to educate the mostly advertising executive audience on the spending power of African-Americans in hopes of educating their clients. Since 2015, the symposium has enlightened advertisers and agencies on African-American consumption habits.
Past attendees have been The Wow Factor, RBB, Sonshine Communications, Freez Frame Media, Baptist Health, Adrienne Arsht Center, Armstrong Creative Consulting, KricKrack Media, Pantin/Beber Silverstein Advertising, MGill and Associates, U.S.
Department of Transportation and Nielsen. BOMA was formed in 2015 to bond forces of common interest for the promotion, development, longevity, empowerment, and financial stability of Black-owned media in South Florida.
Additionally, BOMA is committed to accuracy in reporting while providing the market we serve with fair and balanced coverage. Cedric Dawkins, a past Symposium attendee, says that BOMA has continued to present poignant discussions since its inception.
“The relevance for an event like this is imperative in these times of uncertainty and people of color need to know there is an unbiased, non-partisan, credible news source to report important issues about them for them by people who look like them and understand their struggle,” Dawkins said. “BOMA serves that purpose through its collective consortium of Black-owned media platforms.” Registration is required to attend BOMA’s free annual symposium on September 14.
Log on to 2017BOMASymposium.eventbrite.com to register. A full bio of Hiram Jackson is available in the below link. Also all photos are courtesy of BOMA and are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5zc274ejhvkykx7/AABJAgH1XRQUp8fdoM8zgOWea?dl=0