Archive for July, 2011

August Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

July 31, 2011 3 comments

We’re entering the dog days of summer, but there’s no reason to be lazy about your networking and professional development! Get off the porch and go to an event – here’s what on tap for August:

August 3 – AIGA Monthly Town Square. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at New Kind Design. 105 Brooks Avenue. Raleigh. Parking under building. Discussion topic TBD. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

August 3 – 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.

August 5 – Triangle 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.

August 9 – Triangle Usability Professionals Association (TriUPA). Posting Our Hearts Out: Understanding Online Self-Discourse for Better Designs. Javier Velasco presents how and why tech-savvy adults are becoming used to sharing private information in public online spaces. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free. Registration required. Location TBD.

August 10NCPRSA Power Breakfast: Social, Mobile, Digital: The Newest Digital Communications Tools & How to Make Them Work for Your Clients or Your Company. Panelists include Angela Connor, Social Media Manager @Capstrat, Jake Rosen, Managing Supervisor at Fleishman-Hillard, and James Wong, Marcom Manager at iContact. Held at K&L Gates, 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Drive, Raleigh. Members – $20; Non-members $30. Register here. Full, hot breakfast is included. NCPRSA. Twitter: @ncprsa

August 10– Interactive Marketing Trends in E-Commerce. Lunch and panel discussion featuring the Triangle’s e-commerce marketing leaders. Presenters include Glenn Mersereau, Director of Ecommerce, Performance, Inc.; Michael Marchetta, VP eCommerce/Internet Marketing at Jerry’s Artarama; Sean Popen, Director of Web Interactive, Lenovo; and moderator  Susan Wall, VP Marketing, Bronto Software. 11:30 a.m. Registration required. Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA). Marbles Kids Museum. Downtown Raleigh. Twitter: @TIMA_NC

August 10The Expanding Digital Influence – The New Center of Strategy. Speaker mark Rosenberg explain how web strategy can become your corporate strategy and is core to the enterprise. Beyond the obvious influences on mobile, social media, and other web based initiatives, its effects can have significant impact on brand and your technology strategy right down to customer service. Innovation in RTP. Free. 4-5:00 p.m. RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive.

August 10 – Mix Networking Group. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking, drink specials and appetizers. Tribeca Tavern 6004 Falls of Neuse Road. Midtown Raleigh. Twitter: @mixraleigh

August 12 – Triangle 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. AMA members only.

August 15Marketing Mondays – Leading Your Organization to What Matters Most: Winning with Your Customers. D. Keith Pigues – co-author of the book Winning with Customers: A Playbook for B2B – will be addressing the all-important question “Do your customers make more money doing business with you?” and share an approach to measure and improve the financial value of your customer value propositions. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free. Register here. RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park.

August 15Nomination Deadline – NCTA 21 Awards. The deadline to nominate your partners, clients and your own company for the NCTA 21 Awards. This is North Carolina’s most prestigious statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories. Sponsored by N.C. Technology Association.

August 18 – Triangle AMA Luncheon – How to Think ABout Online Influence. You’ve heard a lot about Klout scores, PeerIndex and other new measures of online influence. Join Tom Webster (@webby2001), VP of Strategy for Edison Research, as he walks you through an introduction to these measures and provides attendees with a framework for thinking about online influence. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Triangle AMA. Brier Creek Country Club. Registration required. Twitter: @triangleama

August 19Triangle Tweetup at the NC Museum of Art. Tweetup before the showing of The Social Network. $6 admission to the event includes a movie ticket and a giveaway from the museum. @triangletweetup

August 25 – Raleigh Public Relations Society Monthly Luncheon. 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. RPRS. More details to come. Twitter:@RPRS

August 30SEO What You Need to Know (Meetup) – Special Guest Bill Slawski of SEO by the Sea. 6:30 p.m. at Capstrat. Free.

August 31Function Pink Web Developers Meetup.  WordPress Custom Development with Rachel Nabors of  Smashing Boxes. Learn how to make child themes and extend with custom post and content types, custom taxonomies, menus, post images, and more. Configure themes to do almost anything, from dynamic image sliders to art galleries. 7:00 p.m. at Media Two Interactive. 319 West Martin St. Raleigh. Twitter @functionpink

No Event in August (or not yet posted):

Coming in September:

September 13 – The Ad-Free Brand: Secrets to Building a Successful Brands in a Digital World. Drawing from his upcoming book and experience building the Red Hat culture and brand, New Kind partner Chris Grams will discuss why traditional advertising is rarely effective and how to build a better brand through meaningful, productive relationships. Triangle IABC. Hamner Conference Center 15 T.W. Alexander Drive. RTP. Registration required. Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle

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

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