Archive for March, 2013

March 2013 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

The madness of March is upon us! Why not take a break from all the insanity and check out these great networking and learning events for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising professionals?

March 6AIGA 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.

March 7Function Pink Developers Meetup: HTML5 History API, 7:00 p.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. The HTML5 History API gives developers a way to update a website’s URL without refreshing the page. It’s an important feature in the arms race between web and native applications. Organizer Les James will discuss how to start using the History API, how to integrate it with AJAX and how to deal with content transitions. Get ready for a whole new dimension of web design! No previous experience with pushState or AJAX is necessary. Cost: Free. Connect on Twitter: @functionpink.

March 7NCTA Go Global Series, IP Protection and Enforcement in Canada: Overview for US Business and IP Practitioners, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Umstead Hotel, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary. NCTA has partnered with the Canadian Business Association of North Carolina (CBANC) and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) to bring together expert advisors with local business leaders who are interested in learning more about navigating these issues.  The event will focus on unique aspects of Canadian IP law and practice, and highlight key differences between the US and Canada in the areas of protecting and enforcing IP rights. Cost: Registration is complimentary for persons employed by member companies of NCTA and CED, as well as CBANC members.  All others may register at the public rate of $35. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

March 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.

March 8Triangle StartUp Weekend: 54 Hours to a New Business, March 8-10, at HUB Raleigh, 711 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. TIMA is a sponsor and partner of the first Education-themed Triangle Startup Weekend. Cost: $99 for developers and designers, $5 for the Sunday presentation only. As a partner TIMA will be supporting the event with volunteers and social media support; to volunteer, contact Janet Kennedy at

March 12IABC NC Triangle Monthly Professional Development Meeting – Take Ownership of Your Career, Noon-1:30 p.m. at Mia Francesca Italian Restaurant, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Suite 115, Raleigh. Are you satisfied with how you are progressing in your current job? Discover how taking ownership of your own career will bring you greater satisfaction than you thought possible. Speaker Stefanie Zizzo is a professional career/life coach and workshop facilitator, Vice President of the Raleigh Chapter of the International Coach Federation, and serves as a mentor with Connected Women of North Carolina. Cost: $25 for IABC members, $40 for non members, $10 for full-time students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

March 12 – AIGA Raleigh Home Grown Lunch & Learn – Choosing Raleigh: Because Brooklyn Doesn’t Need another Designer, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Street, Suite 100, Raleigh. But let’s talk Raleigh (maybe even air our grievances). We’ll talk about the unique opportunities this area provides to a freelancer and things we can do to help strengthen our creative class. Speaker Joshua Gajownik designs for brands: big and small, corporate and cultural, collective and individual. Cost: $25 for members and partner members, $30 non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

March 12Techworking with NCTA, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park, 101 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Achieve your networking “goals” and join NCTA and the Carolina RailHawks in the new Skybox Suites and Party Deck with catering provided by Coffee & Crepes, complimentary beverages and the chance to win great prizes like tickets, autographed items and more, courtesy of the RailHawks.  Cost: Free for members and non members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

March 12LinkedIn Live Raleigh Bi-Monthly Business Networking Event, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at ITT Technical Institute, 5520 Dillard Drive Suite 100, Cary. Featured nonprofit charity 4Philip.Org provides support, educational and lifestyle programs for individuals who suffer from Addison’s disease and related adrenal diseases. Cost: Free, but a donation is suggested for the featured charity.  Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.

March 15Triangle 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.

March 19180◦: Entrepreneurship in the Triangle, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at RTP, 12 Davis Drive, Durham. To showcase the sum of the Triangle, TIMA is working in conjunction with the Research Triangle Foundation to feature the brightest minds from our region in the first of what is to be a series of casual, thematic and insightful events hosted at RTP HQ – under the umbrella of a new series called “180°.”  Speakers from the region’s three founding universities, local companies and the community at large will address the attendees; a reception will follow. Cost: Free. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

March 20North Carolina PRSA March Professional Development Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Crabtree Tavern, 5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh (behind Crabtree Valley Mall). This month’s topic is “Mad Libs for Business: Rapid Content Development for Presenters on the Go,” with guest speaker Alan Hoffler, Executive Director and Principal Trainer at MillsWyck Communications. Mad Libs for Business provides an eight-step technique for any presentation, showing you how to quickly create content with clear, concise messages that will engage, enliven and educate any audience. Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non members, $20 for students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

March 20AIGA  March Town Square at Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, 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.

March 21 – Triangle AMA March Luncheon – Annual CMO Panel, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Don’t miss the Chief Marketing Officer Panel on March 21st to learn how leading companies across industries plan to stay ahead of the evolving industry and their competition.  Panelists include: Greg Ng, (Moderator, @gregoryng), CMO and Chief Strategy Officer, Brooks Bell (@brooksbellinc); Dan Moore, VP and CMO, The Redwoods Group  (@RedwoodsGroup); Joe Schmidt, (@CanvasOnDemand), CMO, Cafe Press; Millie Tan, SVP and CMO, Quintiles (@Quintiles); and  Susan Wall, VP of Marketing, Bronto Software (@Bronto).  Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non members; prices rise after March 15. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

March 21Twist. Bend. Fold. Market, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Atlantic BT, 4509 Creedmoor Road, 3rd Floor, Raleigh.  Don’t miss our March Program – Learn about Lenovo’s latest launch, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 Laptop, and the strategy and creative behind bringing this product to market. Cost: $25 for members, $45 for non members, $15 for student members, $25 for student non members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

March 22Triangle 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.

March 26Raleigh Public Relations Society March 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.

March 26 SEO – What You Need to Know Meetup: Content Marketing (AKA The New SEO), 6:30 p.m., location TBA. Come learn how to transform your blog, your business and possibly your life by getting on the content marketing train. Cost: Free. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

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

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