Archive for April, 2011

May Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

There are lots of opportunities to mix and mingle with marketing and communication colleagues in the Triangle. Here’s what’s on tap for May:

May 4Triangle AMA Tech Marketing SIG. At Syncfusion in Morrisville. 8:00 –  9:00 a.m. Discuss B2B marketing in the high-tech industry. First Wednesday of each month. AMA members only.

May 4 Monthly AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting. New to AIGA or interested in becoming a member? Ready to get involved? The monthly community meeting is a great place to get started. All are invited. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. At New Kind in Raleigh – parking under the building. Meet afterwards for beers at the Village Draft House. Twitter: @aigaraleigh

May 6Triangle AMA Direct Marketing SIG. At Capstrat in Raleigh. 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.The Direct Marketing SIG will focus on B2B and B2C Direct Marketing. The group is for members who want to discuss trends, address challenges and share best practices in Direct Marketing. AMA members only.

May 10Changing the Channels of Social Media: Are You Ready for YouTube?. Julie Henry, Public Information Officer for the North Carolina Division of Public Health, will speak on producing effective videos for your company or organization. Noon for networking and lunch. Program begins at 12:30 p.m. Triangle IABC.  Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. Online registration. Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle

May 11The Future of Online Video. Lunch and panel discussion featuring the Triangle’s video visionaries. Presenters include Jamie Beck, Cisco; Patrick Donovan, Digitalsmiths; Mike Esser, Red Hat; Dawson Roark, OpenMyVideo. 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA). Hotel Indigo 151 Tatum Street. Durham. Twitter: @TIMA_NC

May 11Mix Networking Group. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking, drink specials and appetizers. White Collar Crime 319 W. Davie Street Street. Downtown Raleigh. Twitter: @mixraleigh

May 19Triangle AMA Luncheon – The NOW Revolution: Make Your Business Faster, Smarter & More Social. Two leaders in social media strategies, Jay Baer and Amber Naslund, discuss the principles in their book The NOW Revolution, and show you how your company or organization membership can add more speed, smarts and sociability. The first 100 registered attenders receive a FREE copy of the speaker’s book. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Triangle AMA. Brier Creek Country Club. Registration required. Twitter: @triangleama

May 19AIGA Monthly Town Square: The Designer’s Eye. Discussion topic. How does graphic design impact film? Share your graphic designs and movie clips with others. Bring your HD camera if you have one. We will be creating the visual language that helps tell a story on the big screen. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Morning Times. 10 East Hargett Street. Raleigh. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @aigaraleigh

May 192011 AAF-RDU Silver Awards Ceremony. The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program  recognizes local men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner. Registration required. Matthew’s House in Cary. American Advertising Federation Raleigh-Durham Chapter (AAF-RDU).  Twitter: @addysrdu

May 23Next Generation Approach to Pharmaceutical Marketing. Marketing Mondays. Featured speaker: Liz Cermak, POZEN Inc. Chief Commercial Officer. The world of pharmaceutical marketing continues to evolve, particularly in how communications occur with physicians, patients, and even payers. Free admission. 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.  RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park.

May 25 – NCPRSA Monthly Luncheon – Digital and Social Media. 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. NCPRSA. More details to come. Twitter: @ncprsa

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