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February 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment

The brief month of February is far from short on great Triangle marketing, PR and advertising events – hurry and sign up for one or more today!

February 5Triangle AMA Higher Education Marketing and Communications SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Bryan Center, UCAE Office, Second Floor, 125 Science Drive at Duke University’s West Campus, Durham. This special interest group meets each month to discuss issues of interest. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 5AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at New Kind/Sparktivity, 105 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh. All are invited to 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 6Triangle AMA Content Marketing SIG, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Centerline Digital, 501 W. North Street, Raleigh. Every month, the Content Marketing Special Interest Group explores the principles of and paths to Content Marketing success. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 6 – RTP 180°, 6:00 p.m.-until. This week’s topic is RTP 360 Seriously Creative Research. Speakers from local universities, local companies and the community at-large take to the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. RSVP. Tickets are free and all 300 seats are usually claimed. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @theRTP

February 7RE:MIX 2014 AAF-RDU American Advertising Awards Gala, 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater, 126 E Cabarrus Street, Raleigh. Is this a rave? NO…it’s better. It’s a digital, millennial revolution. The world as you knew it does not exist anymore. The world as we know it today will be dramatically different by the time today’s children graduate college. What do we say to all of this? Stop fighting the change and embrace the way of the millennial. Become the RE:MIX! Cost: $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers, $50 for student members, $60 for student nonmembers. Online ticket sales end February 6 at 9:00 p.m. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

February 10North Carolina PRSA and Raleigh Public Relations Association After Work Social, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Carolina Ale House, 7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway, Raleigh (rescheduled from January 29). NCPRSA and RPRS are joning forces for an after-work social. Mix and mingle with other PR professionals, and enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Plus, non-members from each group will be entered for a chance to win a free pass to a professional development luncheon! Cost: Free for NCPRSA and RPRS members, nonmembers are $5 at the door. Connect with NCPRSA on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA. Connect with RPSA on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

February 11AIGA Raleigh Homegrown Lunch & Learn, Quit Your Job, Save Your Life, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Street, Raleigh. Join us as Napoleon Wright II, Principal Designer at Pan II Creative, discusses the benefits of leaving your job and pursuing your life as a creative. Cost: $25 for members and partner members, $30 non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

February 11Triangle 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. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 11IABC Triangle February Luncheon, How to Increase Collaboration and Networking on Your Social Intranet, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh. A social intranet helps align your employees with your organization’s strategies and goals; improves employee engagement; and delivers information faster, more authentically and powerfully. Join us for this session with Laura Grover, senior digital strategy director at Quintiles. This presentation will provide you with insight into how you can turn your intranet into an interactive social collaboration forum. Cost: $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers, $5 for students, prices rise February 7. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

February 11Partner Event, LinkedIn Live Raleigh/TIMA Raleigh, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Solas Rooftop Lounge, 419 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. LinkedIn Live Raleigh (LLR) aims to help LinkedIn members in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area, deepen the connections they have online, and to build new connections in the real world. Cost: Free. Connect with LinkedIn Live Raleigh on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh. Connect with TIMA Raleigh on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

February 14Triangle AMA Social Media 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. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required.  Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 19 Independent Communicators Alliance Meetup: Google+, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Malleys, 5228 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. Join us to hear Mark Traphagen, Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, a Boston-based national digital marketing agency. He has a wide reputation as an expert on Google+, Google Authorship and influencer marketing. Cost: $5 per person, limited seats remain. Connect on LinkedIn; Twitter: @icatriangle.

February 19AIGA February Town Square, 7:30 p.m. at The Crunkleton, 320 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. 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 is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

February 19 – RTP 180°, 6:00 p.m.-until. This week’s topic is Searching for Cures. Speakers from local universities, local companies and the community at-large take to the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. RSVP.Tickets are free and all 300 seats are usually claimed. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @theRTP

February 20 North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Tech Tour Triangle Techworking, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Carolina Ale House, 7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway, Raleigh. NCTA’s networking events are free and open to both NCTA members and non-members, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

February 20Triangle AMA February Luncheon, Triangle AMA Feb. 20 Luncheon, Using Data to Better Define, Deliver and Measure your Messages in Ways that Work, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Attend Triangle AMA’s February 20th luncheon to hear Bryce Gartner, CEO and Founder of icimo, discuss how CMOs and CIOs are working ever more closely together to ensure that marketing strategy and technology strategy are in alignment. Following Bryce’s presentation, Todd Barr, SVP of Marketing & Products at Ansible, Inc. will lead an interactive Q&A discussion. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise after February 12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 20AIGA Raleigh Handlettering and Illustration Dine & Draw, 7:00 p.m. at Brian Allen Artisan Printer, 807 E. Main St. Studio 3-141, Durham. Even if you think you can’t draw or letter, come anyway! Crack open your creativity in new ways! Participants will meet somewhere beforehand for the “dine” portion of Dine & Draw. Cost: Free, but registration is required; registrants will receive details via email. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

February 24Triangle AMA Healthcare Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at MedThink Communications, 3301 Benson Drive, Fourth Floor, Raleigh. This monthly round table event on marketing challenges facing the healthcare industry. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 25Triangle 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 with AMA members focused on how analytical thinking can inform the marketing process. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 25SEO What You Need to Know: Advanced Google Webmaster Tools, 6:30 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Join host Phil Buckley (Twitter: @1918) and others to learn how to leverage Google Webmaster Tools to improve your site and how you appear in the search results. Cost: Free, but RSVP requested.

February 26-27High Five Conference, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh. Triangle AMA is a sponsor of this conference and trade show for all marketers including strategists, communicators, designers, creative directors, product managers, developers, writers, and everyone in between. Cost: Tiered pricing levels, with discounts for Triangle AMA members and full-time students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

February 26RPRS February Lunch Meeting on How to Increase Online Productivity and Efficiency, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Midtown Grill, 4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. CMR Strategies’ Cristina Roman will share her seasoned advice on how to increase online productivity and efficiency. Cost: Members $15, nonmembers $25, students $12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

February 27Sign Painters Presented by AIGA Raleigh Fresh Cut Films, 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the Rialto Theater, 1620 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. Filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon, document the dedicated practitioners, time-honored methods, and appreciation for quality and craftsmanship of traditional sign painters. Cost: General admission $22, members $17, prices rise after February 7. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

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

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