Archive for May, 2011

June Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

This is summer is filled with opportunities to mix and mingle with marketing and communication colleagues in the Triangle. Here’s what’s on tap for June:

June 1 Triangle 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.

June 2 Social Media Mixer to Support Kids Summer Stock. Community campaign to support over 270,000 children on the free & reduced meal programs at school who don’t have access to this food during the summer. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh. Free admission. Non-perishable food & cash donations requested. Prizes. Twitter: @FoodBankCENC event hashtag: #KSS2011.

RDU Marketing Events for JuneJune 3 – 5 – Triangle Start-up Weekend at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco District. A “one-of-a-kind 54-hour event where you and a make-shift team build a web product or mobile app that could be the next billion dollar blockbuster.” Tickets $15-$99. Registration required. Event begins at 8:00 a.m. Presented by Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA). Twitter: @TIMA_NC  Event hashtag: #tsw2011

June 3 – 5 – CityCamp Raleigh. “Three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will shape the future of our city.” Open to anyone interested in improving the City of Raleigh. Location: Vintage 21 in Downtown Raleigh. Free. Event begins at 12:30 p.m. Twitter: @CityCampRal

June 3Triangle 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.

June 8 – TIMA Networking Social. Raleigh at the Lincoln Theater. Tickets $10 (click here). ALL proceeds benefit Band Together. Tickets pay for Cooper’s BBQ and live music from The Chris Hendricks Band (Cash bar). A great night to mix, mingle and enjoy a fun light on the town! Presented by Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA). Twitter: @TIMA_NC

June 8Mix Networking Group. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking, drink specials and appetizers. Foster’s American Grille. Cameron Village. Twitter: @mixraleigh

June 9Triangle Usability Professionals Association (TriUPA). Webinar: Ajax, A Deeper Dive with Derek Featherstone. 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free. Registration required. SAS Campus, Cary.

June 10Triangle AMA Social Media SIG. At Capstrat in Raleigh. 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Join other Triangle AMA members for a monthly special interest group to discuss the latest trends, tips and best practices in social media. Cord Silverstein will facilitate. AMA members only.

June 15AIGA Monthly Town Square. Discussion topic. TBD. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @aigaraleigh

June 16 Triangle AMA Luncheon – Who are First Droppers and Why Should Marketers Care? Greg Behr and Billy Warden explain why focusing on early adopters can be misguided, especially when brands should be paying attention to dangerous, even defiant first droppers (See a recent ITC blog post and video on this topic here). 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Triangle AMA. Brier Creek Country Club. Registration required. Twitter: @triangleama

June 16Triangle Usability Professionals Association (TriUPA). Prosthetic Mobile Computing. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free. Registration required. SAS Campus, Cary.

It's not easy going green.June 21Perceptions vs. Reality of Sustainability – Through the Eyes of Executives. Ron Loch of Gibbs & Soell will present learn why top brand owners are embracing sustainability, based on the company’s annual survey of Fortune 1000 executives and U.S. consumers about corporate sustainability. 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

June 21 Creating a Culture to Attract the Creative Class. Smart people live and work wherever they want—and they’re choosing smart communities and jobs where they can contribute and innovate. Hear from Triangle companies that value people as their most important investment. Speakers include: David Burney, Zach Clayton, David Morken, and Heather Hesketh. 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. North Carolina Museum of History. $25. Registration required. Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Twitter:@RaleighChamber

June 23 – Refresh the Triangle. Location and topic TBD. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Join the RFT LinkedIn Open Group.

June 29Web Developers Meetup. Discussion topic: Floats, the cornerstone of tableless web design. 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Media Two Interactive at 319 W. Martin St. Raleigh. RSVP via or Twitter @functionpink

June 30Triangle Usability Professionals Association (TriUPA). Webinar: CSS3 with Dan Rubin. 1:30 – 3:oo p.m. Free. Registration required. SAS Campus, Cary.

Event Cancellations:

Monthly AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting. Cancelled for June. Twitter: @aigaraleigh

Awards – Calls for Entries

The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards competition is a showcase of exemplary work by public relations and communication professionals throughout North Carolina. The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards competition is open to any communication professional in North Carolina regardless of membership, or the type of business they represent. Sponsored by the Raleigh Public Relations Society. Deadline for entries is June 29. Twitter @RPRS

The Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented to an individual who has made lasting and meaningful contributions to the field of public relations over the course of a career. It is given in memory of the late Watt Huntley, who served as public relations chief at Carolina Power & Light in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Sponsored by the Raleigh Public Relations Society. Deadline for entries is June 29. Twitter @RPRS

Please send event info or corrections to patrick at Our LinkedIn group is Triangle PR and Marketing Professionals.

Group Name: Triangle PR & Marketing Pros