Summer may be nearing an end, but networking and learning events for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising pros are plentiful. Why not make time for one, two, or more?
September 5 – Triangle AMA Content Marketing SIG, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Centerline Digital, 509 W. North Street, Raleigh. This Triangle AMA Special Interest Group (SIG) meets the first Thursday of every month to explore and define paths to Content Marketing success. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
September 10 – AIGA Raleigh Lunch & Learn: Trademarks are Magic, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh. The records of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are accessible for free online, and contain a treasure trove of design ideas. The session will begin with a discussion of trademarks in relation to other legal principles, followed by an introduction to the web resources of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and will conclude with detailed instructions for searching trademarks records for design ideas and inspiration. Speaker Ed Timberlake is a trademark and copyright lawyer who’s worked at both the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office. He runs Timberlake Law in Carrboro. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
September 10 – Triangle IABC Monthly Professional Development Meeting: Getting Your Message Heard with News Carolina 14 Anchor Marti Skold, 12:00 noon 1:30 p.m. at Crabtree Tavern, 5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh. Do you wonder how companies get mentioned on the news? What makes their messages better than yours? Join us for a lively session with Marti Skold, morning news anchor for News 14 Carolina as she shares the secrets of what makes messages “primetime ready” and relevant for broadcast. Cost: $20 for members, $35 for non-members, $5 for students with ID; prices rise September 6. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.
September 11 – TIMA Luncheon: e-Commerce Tips, Tricks, and Tactics, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh. Join Michael Marchetta, Director of Marketing at Jerry’s Artarama, and Emily Keye, Marketing Strategist at Bronto Software, as they present the top 5 tips to optimize your e-commerce marketing efforts. Cost: $20 for members, $35 for non-members; prices rise after September 9. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.
September 12 – AIGA Raleigh Studio Tour 2013, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Twelve local studios – Back Home Productions, Baldwin&, Capstrat, Coalmarch, Fragment Labs, French West Vaughan, Generate Design, Mellonaid, Myriad Media, New Kind, Red Hat and Three Ships Media – will be opening their doors to the public, offering light refreshments and chatting with potential employees, interns, vendors, colleagues, and clients. Don’t miss this opportunity to get an inside look into some of Raleigh’s leading graphic design, interactive media, and advertising agencies. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh; follow #studiotour13.
September 13 – Triangle AMA Social Media SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members and guests to discuss the latest trends and tips in Social Media. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
September 14 – NC Technology Association Game Night: Carolina Railhawks vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies, 6:15 p.m. at Wake Med Soccer Park, 101 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. The Railhawks and NCTA will host an NCTA member night. Each $21 ticket includes club-level seating and a complimentary soft drink and hot dog or hamburger. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.
September 18 – NC PRSA Professional Development Luncheon: Competing on a Shoestring, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Crabtree Tavern, 5300 Homewood Banks Drive (behind Crabtree Valley Mall), Raleigh. Learn how to market and promote your business on a small budget and how to put resources to work through fundraising, collaboration and free resources. Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members, $20 for student members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.
September 18 – AIGA Town Square, 7:30 p.m. at Cocoa Cinnamon, 420 W. Geer Street, 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. Cost: Free, but registration would be nice. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
September 19 – Triangle AMA September Luncheon, Marketing Automation: Best Practices, Issues and ROI, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Our panel of experts will discuss best practices, ROI, and overcoming challenges of marketing automation. Speakers include: Mark O’Brien, CEO of Newfangled; Kristin Hambelton, VP of Marketing, Neolane; Dave Walters, Product Evangelist, Silverpop; and Danielle K. McNeillie, Senior Manager, Business Operations, ChannelAdvisor. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non members; cost increases after September 11. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
September 19 – AAF-RDU Practitioners Series: Secrets of an ADDY Judge, American Advertising Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Fairway Outdoor Advertising, 508 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh. Meet past ADDY judges who reviewed and awarded (or rejected) work in the Raleigh-Durham market. Learn the secrets of winning work and the regional and national trends each judge has seen as they traveled throughout the United States judging ADDY competitions. AAF has developed a much easier way for you to submit entries to the American Advertising Awards (formerly known as the ADDYs) using a new, more intuitive Web based solution. Come to the workshop and learn how to use the new website as well as details on our earlier schedule and submission deadlines. Cost: Members $20, non-members $35, student members $10; prices rise September 18. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.
September 24 – Raleigh Public Relations Society Monthly Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at The Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Cost: Members $12, guests $20, students $8. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.
September 24 – SEO – What You Need to Know Meetup: Online Reputation Management, 6:30 p.m., location TBA. The first place people will look for you, your company, your brand, your boss will be on the web. This month we’ll cover how to make sure you’re showing your best side online. Free. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.
September 25 – Triangle AMA Healthcare Marketing SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at MedThink, 3301 Benson Drive, Fourth Floor, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members and guests at the Triangle AMA Social Media Special Interest Group (SIG) to discuss the latest trends and tips relating to marketing in a time of Healthcare reform. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
September 26 – Triangle AMA Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Method Savvy, 502 Rigsbee Avenue Suite 205, Durham. Join other results-oriented marketers for the Digital Marketing & Analytics SIG for an open discussion focused on how analytical thinking can inform the marketing process. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
September 26 – AIGA Raleigh Made Good: An evening to celebrate design & its promise for social change, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh. AIGA Raleigh is proud to host this special event featuring design leaders from Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh to provide inspiration, practical advice, and conversation on bringing socially responsible design to your professional practice. Our speakers are Chicago’s Dawn Hancock of Firebelly Design and the Firebelly Foundation; AIGA Atlanta Fellow Doug Grimmett of Primal Scream and Good Thinking Atlanta; and Raleigh’s own Aly Khalifa of Gamil Design, founder of designbox and SPARKcon. We’re hosting four Made Good: Take Action events in October, and all attendees to the evening event on September 26th will be able to attend a Take Action working session of their choice at no additional charge. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members, $20 for students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
September 28 – Triangle 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 and guests who want to address the special concerns of B2B technology marketing. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
No Triangle-area marketing or program events in September (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.
- Raleigh New Media Leaders – Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NewMediaLeaderz.
Please send event info or corrections to patrick at insidetrianglecomms.com. Our LinkedIn group is Triangle PR and Marketing Professionals.
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