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May 2012 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

April 30, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s the merry month of May! Which of these events for Triangle marketing and PR professionals will you attend?

May 2 – Monthly AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30 p.m., New Kind, 105 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh.  (Parking is available in the lot underneath the building.) Introductions start at 6:30, followed by the monthly presentation of chapter updates and announcements. Free. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

May 2 – Mix Networking Group,  5:30-7:30 p.m., La Rancherita, 7420 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Networking, drink specials, appetizers. Cost: $5. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @MixRaleigh.

May 4 – Productivity: Doing More with Less3rd annual NCTech4Good Conference, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., reception 5:00-6:30 p.m., Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. Participants and presenters will share knowledge about technologies that can advance the mission of nonprofit organizations, with scheduled presentations by leaders in the nonprofit technology sector and participant-organized sessions on additional topics of their choice. Cost: $75. Connect with the NCTech4Good Meetup group on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTech4Good.

May 8AIGA Homegrown Luncheon, The Secret World of Usability, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Sitti, 137 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh. In this Homegrown Lunch & Learn event, Todd Moy, Senior User Experience Designer with Viget Labs, will focus on key areas where designing for human emotion can improve our user’s perception of usability. Cost: $20 for members and partner members, $25 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh. SOLD OUT.

May 8Triangle IABC Professional Development Meeting – Managing Communications Strategy for Nonprofits, 12 noon-1:30 p.m. at Crabtree Grill, Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. Professional communicators looking for ways to contribute to the community while building their portfolio will hear from about managing communications strategy for nonprofits from Emily Everett, Regional Communications Officer with the Triangle Red Cross. Cost: Before May 2, $15 for members, $30 for non-members, $5 for students with ID; prices rise May 3. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

May 14Techworking with NCTA, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Carolina Ale House at Brier Creek, 7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway, Raleigh. NCTA brings together members and the greater technology community for networking in a more casual and social atmosphere. Connect, build relationships, increase visibility and have fun doing it! Free to NCTA Members and Non-Members alike, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

May 16AIGA Town Square, 7:30 p.m. at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham.  The AIGA Town Square is an open meet-up for designers in the Durham/Chapel Hill area to network, have a beer and discuss ideas & the latest design trends. Free. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

May 16NCPRSA Professional Development Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh. Monthly lunch meeting, topic TBA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

May 17Triangle AMA Luncheon: “Pin It”: How Two Little Words Are Changing the Social Landscape  11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh.  Michael Aaron Bepko, Global Online Community Manager for Whole Foods Market, will discuss his approach to Pinterest, how it fits into the brand’s social marketing mix and how it’s helping meet business objectives in the digital space. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

May 22Raleigh Public Relations Society Monthly Lunch Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

May 24 AAF Raleigh/Durham Event: The One Club’s Emily Isovitsch with the Traveling One Show (highlighting the 2012 Pencil Award Winners), 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Baldwin&, 135 North Harrington Street, Raleigh. Cost: $25 for members, $45 for non members, $15 for student members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

May 24TIMA Fly into Summer at a Networking Social sponsored by e-Miles 6:00 p.m. at Spy Raleigh, 330 West Davie Street, Raleigh. TIMA invites you to kick of the summer in style with a networking party. e-Miles is a permission-based online advertising channel that offers unprecedented levels of targeting, scale and flexibility with millions of America’s most desired consumers. Free. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

May 29SEO – What You Need To Know Meetup on How Google+ Can Make All Your Dreams Come True, 6:30 p.m., Location TBA. Join host Phil Buckley to talk through how to make sure that the awesome content you’re creating gets noticed on the web. Free.

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