March is roaring in with lots of opportunities for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising pros to meet, mingle learn and have fun. Read on for details!
March 4 – SEO What You Need to Know: Advanced Google and Bing 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 Learn how to leverage Google & Bing Webmaster Tools to improve your site and how you appear in the search results. Cost: Free, but RSVP requested.
March 5 – Triangle 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.
March 5 – AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Rd #1, 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.
March 6 – Triangle AMA Content Marketing and Social Media 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.
March 11 – AIGA Raleigh Homegrown Lunch & Learn, Handmade Packaging: Incorporating Artisanal Elements into Your Design Work, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Street, Raleigh. Join us Andy Kurtts, Design Manager of The Fresh Market, will walk the audience through examples of his work and how to get your own hands dirty. Cost: $25 for members and partner members, $30 non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
March 11 – Triangle 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.
March 11 – IABC Triangle March Luncheon, Engaging Employees Beyond the Newsletter, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Gibbs & Soell, Forum II Building, 8521 Six Forks Road, Suite 300, Raleigh. How do you keep your employees engaged and excited? Join us and senior vice president and managing director of employee engagement practices at Gibbs & Soell Business Communications, Ann Camden, to learn how to build comprehensive engagement programs that help establish the culture and brand at companies. Cost: $15 for members, $30 for nonmembers, $5 for students, prices rise March 7. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.
March 19 –TIMA Raleigh Breakfast with Champions: Networking, 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Residence Inn Raleigh Crabtree Valley, 2200 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh. Join us on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:45 am for coffee, breakfast, coffee, networking, coffee, and a little good natured competition at TIMA’s first ever Breakfast with Champions – The Rock-Paper-Scissors (RPS) Showdown. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.
March 19 – Independent Communicators Alliance Meetup: How to Earn Money as a Freelance Writer, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Malleys, 5228 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. Join us to hear Linda Formichelli explain why there is more to financially successful freelance writing than simply writing well. A full-time freelance writer for nearly 17 years, Linda has co-authored eight books and written features for more than 150 magazines and websites. Cost: $5 per person, limited seats remain. Connect on LinkedIn; Twitter: @icatriangle.
March 20 – RTP 180: Biotechnology, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. This month we’ll hear from speakers from our three founding universities (NC State, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill). Come talk biomolecular breakthroughs with RTP’s Erin Monday and FanBase’s Will Hardison, plus other great speakers. RSVP. Tickets are free and all 300 seats are usually claimed. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @theRTP.
March 20 – Triangle AMA March Luncheon, Annual Chief Marketing Officer Panel, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. C-suite marketing executives will share insights into the future of marketing, how they measure ROI and what new strategies they are using to connect with ever-changing audiences. Panelists are Noreen Allen (@noreena) CMO, Bandwidth/Republic Wireless; Dana McMahan (@dhmcmahan) CMO, TOPO Brands (@TOPOdistillery); John Roos, Senior VP and Chief Sales, Marketing & Communications Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; and Doug Warf (@dougwarf) VP, Marketing Carolina Hurricanes; with moderator Karl Sakas (@KarlSakas) President, Agency Firebox (@AgencyFirebox). Cost: $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise after February 12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.
March 20 – AIGA Raleigh Handlettering and Illustration Dine & Draw, 6:00 p.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Rd #1, Raleigh. Even if you think you can’t draw or letter, come anyway! Crack open your creativity in new ways! Dining location will be announced before the event. Cost: Free, but registration is required; registrants will receive details via email. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
March 22 – AIGA Raleigh Adobe Workshop: Responsive Design, 9:00-10:00 a.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Join real world expert and Adobe trainer Brian Wood for a 4 hour hands-on workshop on responsive design where you will learn how to optimize the websites you design for mobile devices and varying browser sizes in order to create a complete experience for users. Cost: $40 for students, $45 for AIGA members, $50 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
March 25 – SEO What You Need to Know Meetup: Structured Data, Schema and Other Delights, 6:30 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Join host Phil Buckley (Twitter: @1918) and others to learn Find out how the power and promise of structured data. It’s the future of the web and if you’re not riding this wave you will be left behind. Cost: Free, but RSVP requested.
March 26 – AIGA Raleigh March Town Square at Cocoa Cinnamon, 7:30 p.m. at Cocoa Cinnamon, 420 W. Geer Street, Durham, NC. 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.
March 27 – AAF-RDU March Event: Job Hunting is Like Dating with TalentZoo’s Amy Hoover, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh-Cary, 500 Caitboo Avenue, Cary. Are you a talented creative seeking a lasting professional relationship? Where do you find your next great job? What should you say (and not say) when you first meet your potential employer? Learn how to navigate today’s job hunting scene that really seems to look a lot like the dating world. Cost: $35 for nonmembers; prices rise after March 25. Connect on Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.
March 27 – 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 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.
No Triangle-area marketing or program events in March (or not yet posted):
- Function Pink Developers Meetup – Connect on Twitter: @functionpink.
- LinkedIn Live Raleigh – Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.
- North Carolina PRSA – Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.
- Raleigh Public Relations Society – Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.
Please send event info or corrections to patrick at insidetrianglecomms.com. Our LinkedIn group is Triangle PR and Marketing Professionals.
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