National Branding and PR Experts to Share Advice to Increase Exposure and Revenue for Local Business Owners


Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/20/2015 -- The Brand Masters Tour will bring Houston business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs together for 5 life changing hours with leading PR and marketing thought leaders to share inspirational approaches to brand building that drive sales, profitability, and return on investment. Top industry experts will reveal how they navigate through professional setbacks, an ever changing marketplace and introduce tools to engage customers and grow their businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and walk away with actionable tips to take back to their organizations on Sat, February 21st, from 1-6pm at Change Happens at 3353 Elgin St in midtown Houston for $100.

With the support of its sponsors and strategic partners Rolling Out,, Epiq Films, Houston Forward Times, Nikki Woods Media, More Than a Rib, Lane Staffing, Hodges Communications Group, Foston International, Hip Hop News, Prudential Properties-Olinka Johnson, Jotina Buck, ThinkZILLA Consulting Group, Alex Green Photography and Trea Day Management & Publicity, organizers are able to offer this enriching experience for such a low cost. Brand Masters and its supporters BELIEVE that the re-Energizing of Black America, struggling small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs of all walks of life is critical to revamping our distressed economy and the lives of so many Houstonians.

"Texas' unemployment rate is at 4.6 percent, and there are over 2 million small businesses that exist in the state alone, but 8 out of 10 of those will fail within the first 18 months due to a lack of branding, failure to connect with consumers and the inability to create a profitable business model," explains Brand Master Co-Organizer Velma Trayham. "It's imperative that we introduce cost effective success solutions to aid struggling businesses."

According to Brand Masters Tour Organizers, Houston-area attendees will learn:

- How to Start a Successful Business
- How to increase Sales & Profit
- How to get free publicity for your business
- How to Market/Brand a Business with Little or No Resources

Panelists and presenters include; Kelly Hodges, Sr. Director of Health Equity at the American Heart Association; Judy Folston, an international communications expert and American Advertising Federation-Houston, 2015 Chairman Elect; mass media maven Alex Green of Rolling Out magazine; Trea Day Management & Publicity CEO, celebrity publicist and reputation fixer Trea Davenport, ThinkZILLA Consulting Group CEO and branding pro Velma Trayham; author Nikki Woods, Sr. Producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Jotina Buck, teacher and author of Change Your Languageā€¦Change Your Life where she shares the importance of exploring what you can say differently today to change your tomorrow.

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With the goals of aiding struggling US businesses and joining the charge to re-energize (Black) America, acclaimed entrepreneurs, multimedia, PR and branding gurus Velma Trayham, Trea Davenport and Alex Green teamed up to present the 2015 BRAND MASTERS TOUR, an affordable, value-packed educational, business-building event to ten US cities.

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