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April 30, 2018
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(BPRW) Black PR Wire and Business Wire to Host “Brands in Demand” Mixer & Live Discussion

-Free Branding Professionals Event Set for May 10th in NYC-

(Black PR Wire) MIAMI -- As part of their Minority Leadership Series, which aims to empower and connect multicultural business professionals, Black PR Wire and Business Wire will host a mixer and live discussion entitled “Brands in Demand.” The event is set to take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Business Wire HQ, located at 40 E. 52nd Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY.

“Our goal for this event is to highlight professionals who have helped create brands in demand and provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from their expertise,” says Bernadette Morris, CEO of Black PR Wire. “We have an impressive line-up of exceptional business and branding experts and invite all professionals to join us for this dynamic session.”

VIP guest panelist joining this session include: DANI EVANSAuthor, Entrepreneur & America’s Next Model Cycle 6 Winner; MELISSA KIMBLE – Founder, #blkcreatives and Digital Media Strategist; and SAKITA HOLLEYFounder and CEO, House of Success PR.

The event will be co-hosted by JOLIE O’ROURKE, Black PR Wire’s National Fashion Correspondent, and SIMONE COOK, Black PR Wire’s Newsroom Manager.

About the presenters:

Dani Evans— Author, Entrepreneur & Model – America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 6 Winner

Dani Evans is a professional model who won America’s Next Top Model- Cycle 6. Since then, she has continued her career beyond the lenses of fashion. Dani is the author of a short book titled "The Skinny on Getting In," a comprehensive guide to steering the aspiring model in the right direction when getting signed to a professional agency. Recently, Dani launched her own accessories brand of wide brimmed hats, named Monrowe. The brand is an ode to her late jazz musician grandfather, who played in a southern jazz band he created in the 1950’s. Dani currently resides in New York City and is signed with Women360.

Sakita Holley, Founder and CEO – House of Success PR

Sakita Holley is the Founder and CEO of House of Success PR, a beauty and lifestyle PR firm.  Since 2011, the firm has worked with a wide array of clients that include the March of Dimes, Harlem Arts Festival, African Pride, Motions, Lottabody, KinkyCurlyYaki and more. In addition to her PR work, she also hosts a popular business podcast called Hashtags and Stilettos, which is designed to help millennial women win at work, in business and everywhere in between. Since the podcast's debut in 2015, it has been a steady fixture on iTunes' Top Business Podcasts chart (peaking at #11) and Sakita has been featured by Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, Women's Biz Journals, xoNecole and more for her PR and business expertise.  In 2017, Sakita was named as one of PRWeek's 40 Under 40 honorees and she is a proud graduate of Howard University. 

Melissa Kimble, Founder, #blkcreatives and Digital Media Strategist

Melissa Kimble is a Digital Media Strategist and the founder of #blkcreatives, a digital agency and collective that is working to economically empower Black creatives in media, art, film, tech and design. Melissa once served as the Senior Social Media Manager for Ebony Magazine. In her experience, Melissa has worked with small businesses, major brands, mission driven startups, entrepreneurs, and Creatives within multicultural audience to reach share their brands through social media campaigns and consultations, handling social media for live events, brand ambassador and influencer programs and more. Her past work includes the NFL, American Family Insurance, McDonald's, and OWN's Black Love Doc.

 The Brands in Demand Mixer & Live Discussion is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required. Those interested in attending should RSVP to For more information on the event, contact Black PR Wire at 1-877-BLACKPR.


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Black PR Wire is a powerful leader in effective news delivery services to the Black and Caribbean markets both nationally and internationally. With a comprehensive database and listing of over 1,500 Black (African American, Caribbean and Haitian) organizations and media, Black PR Wire is incomparable to any news distribution service targeting this market.  Services of Black PR Wire include electronic distribution of news releases, electronic newsletters, audio and video clips and more. The company offers its services in both English and Creole.