MOBE SYMPOSIUM

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES IN BUSINESS & ENTERTAINMENT Since 1992

MOBE SYMPOSIUM 2021: Friday, April 23

Leveraging Our Power, Accelerating Our Success!

 

The MOBE Symposium 2021 is Sponsored by: 

The MOBE Symposium 2021 Speakers 

Curtis Symonds

Curtis Symonds

Chairman, MOBE Symposium/ Founding Partner, President & CEO HBCU GO TV

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Welcome to MOBE

Yvette Moyo

Yvette Moyo

Founder & CEO, MOBE Symposium/ Co-Founder/CEO, Real Men Charities Inc/Real Men Cook

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Welcome to MOBE

Michelle Rice

Michelle Rice

President, TV One & Cleo TV

11:15 AM- 11:45 AM

A Fireside Chat with Michelle Rice

Rushion McDonald

Rushion McDonald

Host, Money Making Conversations

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Keynote Address

Jersey The DJ

Jersey The DJ

Professional Open Format DJ

Adele Givens

Adele Givens

Queen Of Comedy

12:35 PM – 12:40 PM

Comedy Break

Kelly Kellz

Kelly Kellz

Comedienne, Actress, Host, Entrepreneur

1:40 PM –  1:45 PM

Comedy Break

Damon Williams

Damon Williams

Bad Boys of Comedy

2:45 PM – 2:50 PM

Comedy Break

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

President & CEO,OTT.X

11:45 AM – 12:35 PM 

The Stream Is Reel

Craig Hunter

Craig Hunter

Global Head of Preschool Content, YouTube

11:45 AM – 12:35 PM 

The Stream Is Reel

Devin Griffin

Devin Griffin

Executive Vice President and General Manager BET+

11:45 AM – 12:35 PM 

The Stream Is Reel

Curt Simmons

Curt Simmons

Executive Vice President, Content Development & Programming, HBCU GO TV

11:45 AM – 12:35 PM 

The Stream Is Reel

Tiyale Hayes

Tiyale Hayes

Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy and Marketing BET Networks

12:50 PM –  1:40 PM

The Black Awakening – Sponsored by BET 

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Vice President, Social Impact BET Networks

12:50 PM –  1:40 PM

The Black Awakening – Sponsored by BET 

Amy DuBois Barnett

Amy DuBois Barnett

Senior Vice President and General Manager BET Digital

12:50 PM –  1:40 PM

The Black Awakening – Sponsored by BET 

Kimberly Evans Paige

Kimberly Evans Paige

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer BET Networks & Live Events

12:50 PM –  1:40 PM

The Black Awakening – Sponsored by BET 

Karla Winfrey

Karla Winfrey

Multimedia Journalist & Foodpreneur

1:55 PM –  2:45 PM

Where’s the money? The Shifting Foundation of Retail

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller

Chief Marketing Officer The Fresh Market

1:55 PM –  2:45 PM

Where’s the money? The Shifting Foundation of Retail

 

Marlie Massena

Marlie Massena

Marketing & Special Events Director Bloomingdale’s

1:55 PM –  2:45 PM

Where’s the money? The Shifting Foundation of Retail

 

Shawanda Vickers

Shawanda Vickers

Founder & Owner, Shoo Cosmetics

1:55 PM –  2:45 PM

Where’s the money? The Shifting Foundation of Retail

 

Lisa Price

Lisa Price

Founder Carol’s Daughter

1:55 PM –  2:45 PM

Where’s the money? The Shifting Foundation of Retail

 

TBA

TBA

TBA

MOBE Symposium 2021 Schedule: Friday, April 23

MOBE Symposium 2021 will be hosted on Hopin.  Join us from ANY internet-accessible device.

 

 

TIME

SESSION

 PRESENTERS/SPEAKERS

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Music Countdown 
Sounds by Jersey The DJ
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Welcome to MOBE
Curtis Symonds, Chairman, MOBE Symposium and Yvette Moyo, Founder/CEO, MOBE Symposium and Co-Founder/CEO, Real Men Charities Inc/Real Men Cook.
11:15 AM- 11:45 AM
A Fireside Chat with Michelle Rice
Michelle Rice President of TV One, and CLEO TV, interviewed by Curtis Symonds.  They’ll discuss her journey to the C-Suite and the direction of TV One under its new leadership.
11:45 AM – 12:35 PM
Panel 1 – The Stream Is Reel
Moderator: Mark Fisher, President & CEO, OTT.X
Speakers:
    • Craig Hunter, Global Head of Preschool Content, YouTube
    • Curt Simmons, Executive Vice President, Content Development & Programming, HBCU GO TV
    • Devin Griffin, Executive Vice-President & General Manager, BET+
12:35 PM – 12:40 PM
Comedy Break 1 – featuring Adele Givens
12:40 PM – 12:50 PM
Networking Break 1
Visit sponsor booths and meet fellow attendees
12:50 PM –  1:40 PM
Panel 2 – The Black Awakening – Sponsored by BET 
Moderator: Tiyale Hayes, Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy & Marketing
Speakers:
    • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, VP of Social Impact
    • Amy DuBois Barnett, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital
    • Kimberly Evans Paige, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
    BET senior executives will lead a discussion that discusses the ways that media—storytelling, news, information, and commercials– play a pivotal role in shaping and driving individuals’ and communities’ values, perceptions, and actions. The panel will explore intent versus impact and a framework for solutions, with the goal of inspiring and informing the public to foster changes toward the eradication of systemic racism.
1:40 PM –  1:45 PM
Comedy Break 2 – featuring Kelly Kellz
Kelly Davis, a/k/a Kelly Kellz is an HBO All Def Comedy alumna who has been living her dream of “bringing laughter to the soul.  She has performed at comedy shows and has hosted events all over the nation, from Black College homecomings to the Broadway stage.
1:45 PM –  1:55 PM
Networking Break 2
Meet at least 2 new people and set up meetings to discuss potential partnerships
1:55 PM –  2:45 PM
Panel 3 –  Where’s the money? The Shifting Foundation of Retail
Moderator: Karla Winfrey, Multimedia Journalist & Foodpreneur
Speakers:
    • Kevin Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, The Fresh Market
    • Marlie Massena, Marketing and Special Events Director, Bloomingdale’s
    • Shawanda Vickers, Founder, and Director, Shoo Cosmetics
    • Lisa Price, Founder, Carol’s Daughter
      The panel will discuss lessons learned after the pandemic and social justice protests and how retailers had to adjust to new consumer spending.  The future of brick-and-mortar locations, how retailers are surviving and thriving in the hybrid climate (online/virtual with physical destinations), and what are the opportunities in the new few years will be some of the questions being answered.
2:45 PM – 2:50 PM
Comedy Break 3 – featuring Damon Williams
With 25 years in the industry, Damon Williams is a former Subway sandwich shop owner from Chicago, IL who began his comedy career at All Jokes Aside Comedy club. Damon’s previous television appearances include BET’s Comic View dating back to 1994, including his own one-hour special. He’s been featured on BET LIVE, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The Tom Joyner Sky Show on TV ONE, and HBO’s P Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy.
2:50 PM – 3:00 PM
Networking Break 3
Visit the sponsor and partner booths and learn about potential strategic alliances
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Keynote address – Rushion McDonald
Rushion McDonald is a marketing and branding expert and host of the Money Making Conversations podcast that delivers information on career planning, motivation, financial literacy, and life balance.  He is also the leader of 3815 Media, the firm which represents ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and CNN Legal Analyst Areva Martin, along with creating content for colleges and small and large company brands.
4:30 PM –  4:45 PM
Announcement of the MOBE Accelerator Series
Ericka Riggs
4:45 PM –  5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Curtis Symonds and Yvette Moyo
5:00 PM –  6:00 PM
Networking and Expo Marketplace
 Sounds by Jersey The DJ

 

ABOUT MOBE SYMPOSIUM

 

MOBE (Pronounced “moe-bee”)  Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment, where Marketing, Technology, Sports, and  Entertainment professionals converge with early-stage/growing businesses, business professionals, and corporations. The MOBE Mission: To facilitate discussion, instruction, and business building relationships.

Since 1992, the MOBE Symposium has delivered business building, education, and mentoring resources for African-American professionals; sports, entertainment, and other entrepreneurs. MOBE facilitates deals between these companies and large corporations to grow their businesses.

The brand remains strong, as it delivered on an intention most conferences don’t: To build business!!! MOBE has a proven track record for presenting strategic alliances and professional development.

  • Our registrants directly influenced the spending power and impacted a vastly larger urban consumer base.
  • More than $187 million in business was generated to African-American companies as a direct result of associations conceived at MOBE symposiums.
  • MOBE is where content producers, talent agents, and others seek out the partnerships that will propel them to the next level.
  • MOBE is the convergence of brands, agencies, media companies, producers, and entrepreneurs.

Timely Discussions

Conversations and Case Studies You Don’t Hear Anywhere Else

Grow Your Network

Meet Leaders, Executives and Entrepreneurs

Be In The Know

Learn from the experts and authorities in their industries

Career & Start-Up Advice

Get advice from those who have done it successfully

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