Archive for December, 2013

December 2013 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

December 2, 2013 Leave a comment

It’s the holiday season! Take time to make merry, celebrate and mingle with other Triangle Marketing, PR and Advertising pros this month at these top-notch events.

December 34th Annual Merry Mingle, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe Street, Suite 100, Raleigh. Jointly hosted by the Triangle’s top advertising, marketing & communications organizations: AAF Raleigh-Durham, TIMA, AIGA Raleigh, Triangle AMA and Triangle UXPA, the Merry Mingle is a networking and fundraising holiday party benefiting the Triangle Spokes Group, which raises money to buy new bicycles for need-worthy children throughout the Triangle, then delivers them just in time for the holidays. Cost: $20 for members of, $25 for non-members, $35 at the door.

December 4Triangle AMA Higher Education and Marketing Communications SIG, Duke University, 201 Flowers Building, 404 Chapel Drive, Durham. The Higher Education Marketing and Communications SIG will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 8:15 am to 9:15 am in the Bryan Center. Attendees should park in the Bryan Center parking ramp near Duke Chapel. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members; registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

December 4Raleigh Public Relations Society Holiday Social, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Jimmy V’s Osteria and Bar, 420 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. Join RPRS for a festive evening with your peers and ring in the holidays over appetizers, spirits and raffle prizes.  Cost: free for members, non-members, and students, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

December 4AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Red Hat, 100 E Davie Street, Raleigh. Did you miss visiting Red Hat during the 2013 Studio Tour? Here’s your chance to get a peek inside their new downtown digs. New to the area? New to AIGA? Interested in becoming a member? Ready to get involved? The monthly community meeting is a great place to get started. Cost: free, but registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

December 5Triangle AMA Content Marketing SIG, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Centerline Digital, 509 W. North Street, Raleigh. The growing impact of digital and social media is making it more important than ever to understand how to wield the principles of content marketing. Every month, this SIG explores those principles in depth and define paths to content marketing success. Cost: free for members, $10 for non-members; registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

December 10Triangle AMA Marketing Automation SIG, 12:00-1:00 p.m. at FirstPoint Management Resources, 1500 Sunday Drive Suite 102, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members for a monthly special interest group to discuss the latest trends, tips and best practices in Marketing Automation for both B2C & B2B. The Marketing Automation SIG is hosted by Neolane, Inc. Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members; registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

December 10IABC Raleigh 2013 Holiday Party, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 222 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Have you finished all your holiday shopping? Are the in-laws showing up next week? This may be the perfect time to get out of the house – and the mall – and join us for a drink! You cover your beverages, IABC Triangle will provide the apps and we’ll all toast the holidays and 2014! Cost: free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

December 10AIGA Raleigh Design for Good Happy Hour, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Big Boss Brewing Company, 1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh. Whether you’re a veteran of the Cameron Village meetings or are new to Design for Good, we would be thrilled to have a beer with you and chat about our current and future work with Triangle Wiki, The Window Project and anything else that strikes your fancy (music, art, movies, robots, etc.) Old friends and fresh faces, come and join us. Cost: Free, but registration would be nice. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

December 11 NCPRSA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Breakfast, 7:45-9:15 a.m. at NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh. NCPRSA past presidents will share thoughts on the past year and insights into 2014. Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members, $20 students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

December 11NC Technology Association Emergency Tech and Trends Series: Next Gen Enterprise Data Centers – Build or Outsource, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at Sentinel Data Centers, 2223 Northeast Creek Parkway, Durham. In data center construction, key decisions need to be made up front, often limiting the ability to expand or contract data center capacity on-demand as business conditions dictate. This panel will examine the real world issues that enterprises face in grappling with these questions. Moderator:  Paul Hines, VP Operations & Engineering – Sentinel Data Centers; speakers: Jo Abernathy, CIO – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, Joe Freddoso, President & CEO – MCNC, Enoch Moeller, IT Site Leader – Google, and Billy Willis, CTO – Duke University Health System. Cost: free for members, $45 for non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

December 13Triangle AMA Social Media SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Fourth Floor, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members at the Triangle AMA Social Media Special Interest Group (SIG) to discuss the latest trends and tips in Social Media. Cost: free for members, $10 for non-members; registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

December 17SEO What You Need to Know Meetup: End of the Year Wrap Party, 6:30 p.m., location TBD. Raleigh’s SEO Meetup is about getting realistic and informational advice on what works with the search engines. Free. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

December 19 Triangle AMA December Luncheon, Put an End to Spammy Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategies, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Join n In this entertaining and informative session, Jeffrey K. Rohrs, VP of Marketing Insights at ExactTarget, a company, will share insights from his new book, AUDIENCE: MARKETING IN THE AGE OF SUBSCRIBERS, FANS & FOLLOWERS.  Cost:  $30 for members, $40 for non-members; cost increases after October 11. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

December 24Raleigh 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.

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

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