Archive for October, 2012

October 2012 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

October brings pumpkins, Halloween – and lots of Triangle marketing, PR and advertising events.  Don’t be a ghost or ghoul – show up and get involved!

October 3 – Mix Networking Group October Event, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mia Francesca’s, 4100 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh. Cost: $5. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @MixRaleigh.

October 9 – AIGA Raleigh Homegrown Lunch and Learn, Image Rights: Who Bears the Risk? 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Sitti, 137 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh.  Pam Chestek, an intellectual property lawyer for Red Hat, discusses the importance of image rights for designers today. How can you use images? What should you look for, for example in a web license or a Creative Commons license? When you buy image licenses, what usage and rights do you have? Join us to learn the answers.  Cost:  $20 for members and member partners, $25 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

October 9LinkedIn Live Raleigh’s Bi-Monthly Business Networking Event, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. While connecting with present, past and potential colleagues and business partners at Linkedin Live Raleigh, participants expand their networks, demonstrate their expertise and find new opportunities.This event will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that has been granting children’s wishes since 1980. Cost: Suggested donation $5. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.

October 9Triangle IABC Monthly Professional Development Meeting Intelligent Design: The Evolution, Care and Feeding of Sustainable Reputations, 12:00 noon 1:30 p.m. at Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. Join us for a presentation by Roger Friedensen, APR, co-founder and president of Forge Communications, on how Forge’s “Reputation Design” model helps the firm develop and maintain enduring reputations for its clients. Cost: $15 for members, $30 for non-members, $5 for students with ID; prices rise October 3. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

October 10 – TIMA Luncheon, The Doctor is In! Interactive Marketing Advice for Startups, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh. Today’s entrepreneurs are taking marketing into consideration at very early stages; join TIMA Board Members Mital Patel and Arik Abel as they guide a conversation between two panels: startups and the local interactive marketing gurus, offering some real time advice. Cost: $20 for members, $35 for non-members; prices rise after 10/8. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

October 11Function Pink Developers Meetup: Resolution Independence, 7:00 p.m., Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh.  This month, group organizer Les James will discuss ways to break free of the pixel and become resolution independent, share some approaches for using SVG graphics in your site, and finish off the meeting by showing how to create your own icon font. Connect on Twitter: @functionpink.

October 12Triangle AMA Social Media SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members to discuss the latest trends and tips in Social Media. Free for members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

October 16AAF-RDU Mad Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Spy Raleigh, 330 West Davie Street, Raleigh. With special effects makeup artists to add the perfect touch to our guests “costumes” from a MAD menu of horror movie makeup effects. We will also host a horror movie review expert from and have some ghoulish giveaways! All participants will be able to obtain information about upcoming AAF-RDU Chapter events and may be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a door prize. Attendees twenty-one years of age or older with a valid ID will have the opportunity to enjoy 60’s inspired cocktails. Cost: Free. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

October 18 Triangle AMA Training Camp and October Luncheon: Transitioning Your Brand from Offline to Online, all-day training camp 9 a.m.-5 p.m., luncheon only 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Luncheon keynote speaker Nathan Kievman, founder and owner of, will speak on the New Online Brand & the Social Workforce. Training camp topics will include Everything a Marketer Needs to Understand about Mobile, Your Brand Has a Facebook and Twitter Presence – Now What, The Four Stages of Content Marketing, Creating a Culture of Testing and Effective Marketing Analytics. Cost: luncheon only, $30 for members, $40 for non members; all-day training camp $99 for members, $125 for non-members; cost increases after October 12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

October 18NC Technology Association/Triangle Business Journal CIO of the Year Awards, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Raleigh Marriott Center City, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh. The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is partnering with the Triangle Business Journal to recognize CIO’s that have been outstanding technology leaders. Winners will be announced at this awards luncheon and a special feature on the winners will be published in the October 19 issue of Triangle Business Journal. Cost: $65. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

October 19Triangle AMA Healthcare Marketing SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at MedThink Communications, 3301 Benson Drive, Fourth Floor, Raleigh. Triangle AMA members discuss marketing challenges facing the healthcare industry in 2012 and beyond. Free for members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

October 22NC Technology Association Techworking with NCTA, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Carolina Ale House in 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. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

October 23Raleigh Public Relations Society October Lunch Meeting: Advocacy-Based PR, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. We’ll hear from Charles Hodges, founder and principal of Insight Advocacy & Communications, on his experience with advocacy-based public relations and media outreach, and evaluate the upcoming election from a public relations standpoint. Cost: Members $12, guests $20, students $8. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

October 26Triangle AMA Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at 8:00 ET at Brooks Bell, 711 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members who want to address the special concerns of B2B technology marketing.  Free for members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

October 30 SEO – What You Need to Know Meetup: Site Review & Audit in Real Time, 6:30 p.m., location TBA. Submit your site for inclusion is a night of fun and frivolity looking at the good and bad of a few member sites. The plan is to have a small band of people all pulling up the tools and data that they normally use to dig into a site and make a first judgment. It will include on-page SEO optimization, off-page factors, analytics, code level inspection and more. Free. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

No Triangle-area marketing or program events in October (or not yet posted):

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