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November 2012 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

November 2, 2012 Leave a comment

It’s fall in the Triangle, and there are lots of great marketing, PR and advertising events for professionals.  Attend one – or more – to make new contacts and add to your knowledge base!

November 5 – AAF-RDU MAD Social, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Spy Bar, 330 West Davie Street, Raleigh. Join us each month as we hang loose with the coolest in RDU for casual networking at a great price. Cost: Free. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU

November 6-8Internet Summit, Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh. Join over 2,000 fellow marketers and digital professionals at the 5th annual Internet Summit, and hear how leading companies & brands are capitalizing on today’s digital strategies. You’ll also find great networking opportunities with your peers from leading firms.

November 7Internet Summit Networking Party, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Spy Bar, 330 West Davie Street, Raleigh. The Triangle AMA and the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA) host the official Internet Summit Networking Party, which features an array of indoor activities including circus performances, graffiti artists, discounted drinks, assorted hors d’oeuvres, orange and chocolate “TIMAtini” cocktails, creative digital interactives, and raffle prizes. Cost: free to Internet Summit attendees and TIMA and Triangle AMA members.

November 7AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at New Kind, 105 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh. Cost: free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

November 8NCTA 21 Awards Gala, 5:00-9:30 p.m., Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Drive, Durham. The NCTA 21 Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories. Cost: Registration is for members only.

November 12 – AAF-RDU Networking Event. 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Kildaire’s in Chapel Hill. Come mingle with AAF members and student ad club members. Free. Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU

November 13Triangle IABC Monthly Professional Development Meeting, Gold Medal Communications: Three easy tips to improve any communication, 12:00 noon 1:30 p.m. at Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. Join us for a presentation by Alan Hoffler of MillsWyck Communications will show you three critical components to making every message memorable to your audience. Cost:  $15 for members, $30 for non-members, $5 for students with ID; prices rise November 7. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

November 14AIGA November Town Square at Alivia’s, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Alivia’s Bistro, 900 West Main Street, Durham. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

November 14AAF-RDU Event, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Selling Yourself, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stir Nightclub, 412 Davie Street, Raleigh. A lot of us simply don’t know what we don’t know when it comes to marketing ourselves. Get the inside scoop on what makes or breaks people from a Creative Recruiter with over 15 years of experience placing and matching marketing people just like you. Cost: AAF Member: $25, Non-member: $45, AAF Student Member: $15. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

November 15 – NC PRSA 2012 North Carolina Public Relations and Marketing Seminar, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at UNC’s Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. This one-day annual seminar for public relations, marketing, advertising and communications professionals is packed with great information and top-notch speakers. Presentation and roundtable topics include: accreditation, branding, business development, change management, client satisfaction, co-marketing, consumer PR, crisis management, integrated pitches, interactive marketing, media pitches, social media, sustainability and more. Cost: $315 for members, $395 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

November 15Triangle AMA November Luncheon, Driving Results with an Integrated Brand Strategy, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Join Reagan Pruitt, Director of Brand Marketing and Management at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (@bcbsnc), and Kelly Calabria, Senior Vice President and Group Director at Capstrat (@capstrat), as they share best practices for building and executing an integrated brand strategy. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non members; prices rise after November 9. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

November 15 – AAF-RDU  Student ADDY Workshop at Capstrat, Time TBD – See website or Facebook for updates and more details. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

November 27Raleigh Public Relations Society November Lunch Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  at Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Speaker TBA. Cost: Members $12, guests $20, students $8. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

November 27 – AIGAHomegrown, Social Media: The Jackalope as Icebreaker, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Location TBA.  With Gavin O’Hara from Lenovo.  Cost:  $20 for members and member partners, $25 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

November 27 SEO – What You Need to Know Meetup: Optimizing WordPress, 6:30 p.m., location TBA. WordPress is one of the world’s most popular website platforms. We’ll go over optimization when it comes out of the box and plug-ins and modifications to improve it even more. Free. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

November 28Raleigh Public Relations Society Networking Event – WRAL Studio Tour, 10:00-11:00 a.m., WRAL, 2619 Western Boulevard, Raleigh. Get a behind-the-scenes look at television production, tour the WRAL Weather Center and a take a peek at the network’s state-of-the-art high definition newsroom. This tour is limited to 25 people so be sure to register before spots fill up. Free.

Looking ahead to December, don’t forget to save the date – December 4 – for the 3rd Annual Merry Mingle Holiday Party.

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

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