MOBE Announces Open Registration for 2018 MOBE Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2018 Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment (MOBE) Symposium, which will be held Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Kiyo Sakaguchi Hall in the Prudential Tower, Newark, New Jersey.

MOBE (Pronounced "moe-bee") delivers business building, education and mentoring resources to African-American marketing, technology, sports & entertainment professionals with growing businesses. The MOBE Symposium provides a place to initiate strategic alliances with larger corporations.

Sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc., the one-day immersive symposium includes several panels focused on personal and financial empowerment, including The Power & Money Mindset of the Black Consumer; #Black Women - Reclaiming Their Time; Women In Sports; Transforming Healthy Realities via Entertainment; Entrepreneurship - Becoming the Brand; and more.

Among the list of distinguished panelists and speakers are Michele Thornton, BET Her; Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem; Sheila Eldridge, Miles Ahead Entertainment/Café Mocha; Stacey Tisdale, Mind Money Media Inc.; and Pepper Miller, noted author and Black American researcher. The morning keynote address will be given by Leo Hindery, Jr., a member of the Cable Industry Hall of Fame.

The conference will also recognize veterans of entertainment marketing including Clyde Allen, Allen & Partners, Chuck Morrison, former executive of UniWorld Group, Burrell Advertising and Coca-Cola USA, research communicator Ken Smikle, Target Market News, and Pepper Miller, author and researcher.

"We applaud MOBE's efforts to provide a space for small business owners to network with large corporations and gain insider knowledge that benefits their growing businesses," said Dorinda Walker, Vice President of Cultural Insights and Activation at Prudential, and executive host of the 2018 MOBE event. "The symposium is an important catalyst to help these entrepreneurs develop strategic alliances, and gain insider knowledge that helps them grow their businesses."

Curtis Symonds, MOBE 2018 Chairman, shared, "MOBE offers conversations and case studies that you won't hear anywhere else. We have a proven track record for facilitating deals and presenting powerful thinkers and influencers at various levels of their careers."

Interested professionals can enroll at for $125. Young Professionals - 34 and under - can enroll at a discounted rate of $69. Early bird rates are $99 and $50 respectively until March 31st. Registration fee includes all panels and keynote addresses, opening reception, breakfast, lunch and post-networking reception.

About MOBE: MOBE is where Marketing, Technology, Sports & Entertainment professionals converge with early-stage/growing businesses, business professionals and corporations. Since 1992, the MOBE series has delivered business building, education and mentoring resources for African-American professionals; sports, entertainment and other entrepreneurs. The organization has facilitated deals between young companies and large corporations to grow their businesses. MOBE's registrants have directly influenced the spending power and impacted a vastly larger urban consumer base. An estimated $200 million in business was generated to African-American companies as a direct result of associations conceived at MOBE symposiums.

About Prudential: Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2017, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prudential's diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential's iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit

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Media contact: Robin Beaman, 312-751-9689, rbeaman(at)beamaninc(dot)com
Symposium contact: Pat Shields, 310-568-9091, mobesymposium(at)gmail(dot)com

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