Last week I attended the Moguls in Media DC stop on their multi-city tour. Last year I went to Philly to attend the event and now they are taking the show on the road. After fighting the DC traffic, we gathered at the WeWork space on K Street. They’ve become popular in the area but this was my first time at one of their locations. One of my favorite PR professionals was on the panel and it is always nice to see my industry friends.
I received a complimentary ticket for this event.
Damian served up his PB&J meatballs and mac & cheese with crumbled corn chips.
L to R: Terrence Nelson, TVOne Producer – Regan Farley, My PR Agency & NAACP – Patrice Tartt, Black Enterprise – Darcel, Moguls in Media – Mikea Turner, WUSA 9 Reporter – PR veteran Candice Nicole, Candice Nicole PR & Women Who Hustle
- The media industry looks glamorous but it is hard work.
- You need tough skin to survive this industry.
- As a woman, be mindful of how you carry yourself.
- This is still a male dominated field.
- Don’t get caught up in what you see on social media. People get jealous of the finished product because they didn’t see the struggle.
- Make sure that this is an industry you love, some days that will be the only thing that keeps you going.
- If you’re a professional looking to make it in PR then know that your career could take you anywhere. One day, you could be working with individuals in the media, and then you could shift to a pr firm in austin where you’ll be led by media relations professionals promoting tech startups in the formative stages of their operations. There are job listings out there for such positions so, if you’re looking for your next job, be sure to get searching and applying today in order to start your dream job in public relations. I know my friends in PR absolutely love their work and find it incredibly rewarding.
- Hold on to your friends and family, they will keep you grounded.
- As you get busy don’t forget your family and friends; make time for those that mean the most.
- Learn all that you can, don’t just be in front of the camera, like to work behind the camera as well.
The best way to learn about this business is to be in the room with people who live it every day.
Moguls in Media Founder, Darcel Laurie moderated the discussion.
After the panel discussions, Star Tenders Bartending School provided margaritas. I had to get home to check homework so I didn’t get to taste; because motherhood is a full-time job. While we mixed and mingled and snapped pictures DJ Scheme kept the party going.
It was nice to see Darcel again, congrats to her and all her accomplishments. This industry isn’t an easy one to navigate.
Guest left with Swag Bags by Sheen Magazine.