FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
AZERBAIJAN - The Azerbaijan Public Relations Association (APRA) is proud
to announce the successful completion of its first professional development
seminar on Public Relations Opportunities on the Internet, hosted by
the British Petroleum Enterprise Center on May 23, 2003.
Mr. Ramil Maherramov, APRA's Managing Director and Public Information Officer
of Mercy Corps, opened the seminar by familiarizing participants with the association's
mission and organizational structure. He also introduced the association's founding
members to all those gathered.
He was followed by Mr. Namik Heydarov, PR Manager of Internews Azerbaijan and
member of the Public Relations Society of America, who described for the audience
methods of turning a company website into an effective public relations tool.
Building on this, Mr. Anar Novruzlu, Executive Director of Azer.Net, an information
technology development company, outlined the basics of e-marketing and website
development strategies applicable in Azerbaijan.
than 50 people representing various local and international non-governmental
and business organizations attended the seminar.
Future plans for APRA seminars to be held throughout the remainder of the year
and into 2004 include in-depth discussions of topics such as Public Relations
Strategies and Tactics and E-Marketing and Writing Skills.
APRA believes that professional workshops and seminars will contribute to a
more enhanced network and better exchange of ideas among public relations specialists
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