The short month of February is packed with exciting events for the Triangle’s marketing, PR and advertising community. Register for one or more today!
February 6 – AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at New Kind, 105 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh. All are invited to join us at our Monthly Community Meeting. There’s no better way to see what’s going on in the Triangle creative community, get involved, and participate in shaping the chapter’s growth. Introductions start at 6:30. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
February 8 – Triangle AMA Social Media Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. This member-only monthly round table event includes discussion of the latest trends and tips in Social Media. SIGs are an exclusive free event for members of the Triangle AMA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
February 12 – IABC NC Triangle Monthly Professional Development Meeting – The YouTube Generation: How to Tap into the Trend of Video at your Company, Noon-1:30 p.m. at Raleigh Crabtree Marriott, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. In this session, you’ll learn how you can use video to boil down a complex topic to something anyone can understand in one minute flat; provide on-site coverage of internal events to help employees feel like they are part of the action; and convey the emotion and conviction of your senior leaders through video in a way a printed quote could never do. You’ll also learn what tools you need to produce high-quality video with a limited budget and how to fit it all into an already packed schedule. Speaker Lisa Arney is an internal communications manager at SAS Institute. Cost: $15 for IABC members, $30 for non members, $5 for full-time students; prices rise after February 6. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.
February 13 – TIMA Luncheon: Personal Branding, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett Street, Raleigh. Gregory Ng (@GregoryNg) is known to some as Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Marketing Officer for Brooks Bell. An award-winning creative director, designer and optimization strategist, Greg has also built an online presence that has generated revenue, invitations to speak at numerous conferences and made us all want to “Follow Greg.” Hear his thoughts on personal branding at lunch and get a free ticket to the “Digital Make-Over” that evening! Cost: $25 members, $35 non members; prices rise after February 11. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.
February 13 – TIMA Digital Make-Over, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Local Sense, 319 W Martin St, #200, Raleigh. It’s time to take a look at your digital profile and update it for 2013. Is your college graduation photo still your profile picture? Is your LinkedIn profile lacking in important key words? If you attended Gregory Ng’s presentation on Personal Branding earlier in the day you are now revved up to make some changes. TIMA will have photographers, copy writers, social media smarty-pants, and other helpers there to review and update how you appear online. Cost: Registration is free for TIMA members who sign up or join by February 12. Non members or “day-of” registrations are $15. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.
February 12 – AIGA Raleigh Home Grown Lunch & Learn – Storytelling: Finding UX Moments that Count, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Street, Suite 100, Raleigh. As UX designers, we make it our mission to invite people to belong, connect, and believe. Storytelling gets us there. In this talk, we will discuss how you can use storytelling to pinpoint compelling UX opportunities — opportunities that invite a flicker of hope in the hearts of many and inspire action. Speaker Amber Howard, Ph.D. (@amberkhoward), Director of Research & Education at New Kind, seizes groundbreaking opportunities and designs for the sweet spot of change. Cost: $25 for members and partner members, $30 non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
February 13 – NCTA Tech & Trends Series, Is Your Company’s Head in the Cloud? Effectively Integrating Virtualization Into Your Network, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Research Triangle Foundation HQ, 12 Davis Drive, RTP. This panel will explore the pros & cons of virtualization, including the benefits of automating IT and optimizing end-use computing, as well as security and compliance ramifications; more importantly, how to justify virtualization implementations and maximize ROI. Panelists include: Dave Bullamore, Chief Technical Architect, Rex Healthcare; Jim Olevano, Principal Architect, RegEd; and Carl Schmidt, IS Manager-Systems & Integration, RDU Airport Authority. Cost: Free for members, $45 for non members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.
February 15 – Triangle AMA Healthcare Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at MedThink Communications, 3301 Benson Drive, Fourth Floor, Raleigh. This member-only monthly round table event focuses on marketing challenges facing the healthcare industry in 2013 and beyond. SIGs are an exclusive free event for members of the Triangle AMA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
February 20 – North Carolina PRSA February Professional Development Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Crabtree Tavern, 5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh (behind Crabtree Valley Mall). The “Campaign Stack”: Elements of a Complete Marketing Campaign, with guest speaker Shane Johnston, vice president and Account Director at Capstrat. The Campaign Stack defines the resources needed, participants involved and the messaging to the market; it serves to galvanize an organization around a single effort to make a positive impact for a company. Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non members, $20 for students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.
February 20 – AIGA February Town Square at Tyler’s Speakeasy, 100 East Main Street, Carrboro, 7:30-9:00 p.m. The 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. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
February 20 – NCTA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The Pavilion at the Angus Barn, 9501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. In 2013, NCTA marks its 20th anniversary. Over the course of the year, we’ll be commemorating the occasion in different ways, but on February 20th we’ll gather for a member- only reception to celebrate the occasion. Cost: $100 for NCTA members. Registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.
February 21 – Triangle AMA February Luncheon – How to Increase Customer Engagement Online, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Learn proven social media best practices from National Geographic Society VP of Social Media Robert Michael Murray (@rmmdc), including how the organization used social media as not only a promotional tool, but an opportunity to create brand experiences and cultivate engagement of more than 10 million fans. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non members; prices rise after February 15. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
February 21 – The AAF-RDU Neue Noir Addy Awards Gala, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham. The AAF-RDU will be recognizing the top creative ability among professionals and students throughout the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill market. Cost: $75 for members, $100 for non members, $25 for student members, $35 for student non members; group tickets for reduced prices are also available by contacting Rachael Lancaster at REL0322@gmail.com. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.
February 22 – Triangle AMA Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Brooks Bell, 711 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200, Raleigh. This member-only monthly round table event focuses on B2B marketing in the high tech industry and other market sectors. SIGs are an exclusive free event for members of the Triangle AMA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
February 26 – Raleigh Public Relations Society February Lunch Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Cost: $12 for members, $20 for guests, $8 for students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.
February 26 – SEO – What You Need to Know Meetup: Technical SEO, 6:30 p.m., location TBA. Even if you’re not a technical person, you MUST understand that Google is looking for specific markup on your site more than ever before. This event will cover technical information and include discussion of what’s important and what’s not. Make sure you attend this event even if it’s only to take notes to hand off to your development team. Free. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.
February 28 – Refresh the Triangle Going Mobile: Opportunities and Challenges, 6:30 p.m. at Fragment, 401 N West St, Suite 117, Raleigh. Everyone realizes “mobile” is here to stay. There are so many opportunities to reach out to the mobile users and yet so many challenges. What platforms do we support? How “cross platform” can we really be? What technologies should we use? Cost: Free. Event capped at 50 attendees. Connect on Meetup: refreshthetriangle
No Triangle-area marketing or program events in January (or not yet posted):
- Function Pink Developers Meetup – Connect on Twitter: @functionpink.
- LinkedIn Live Raleigh – Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.
- Mix Networking Group – Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @MixRaleigh.
Please send event info or corrections to patrick at insidetrianglecomms.com. Our LinkedIn group is Triangle PR and Marketing Professionals.
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