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April 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

April 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

Spring has sprung! Check out all of the great April events for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising pros below – sign up for one or more today.

April 4TIMA Raleigh/Triangle Startup Weekend, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at HQ Raleigh, 310 South Harrington Street, Raleigh. TIMA is excited to partner with Triangle Star-Up Weekend once again. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Use TIMA Coupon code TIMA15 for 15% off this exciting event. Cost: $85 for members and nonmembers, registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

April 8IABC Triangle Breakfast: How to Measure Your Marketing Efforts and Report Data, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Cardinal Club, 150 Fayetteville Street, 21st floor, Raleigh. How can marketers measure and report results to executive leadership teams with limited resources, tight deadlines and work overload? How do marketers make sense of and interpret the data across branding, lead generation, social media and public relations initiatives? Integrated marketing expert Christina Motley will walk participants through how and what to measure and provide score card templates for marketers to take back and use in their jobs. Cost: Free, but reservations are required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

April 8 – 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.

April 8LinkedIn Live Raleigh Networking Social, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at HQ Raleigh, 310 South Harrington Street, Raleigh. LinkedIn Live Raleigh aims to help LinkedIn members in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area deepen the connections they have online and build new connections in the real world. TIMA Raleigh (Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC)is partnering on this event. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.

April 9Triangle AMA Higher Ed Marketing and Communications SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Duke University Bryan Center UCAE Office, 125 Science Drive, Durham. Higher education faces a variety of communications and marketing challenges; join us at each month at the Triangle AMA Higher Ed SIG to compare goals and share insights. Attendees should park in the Bryant Center parking ramp near Duke Chapel. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 9TIMA Raleigh Executive Insights Event: Multitasking that Matters, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Residence Inn Crabtree Valley, 2200 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh. Speaker Lynn Vitello, VP of Marketing at MaxPoint, will share her perspective on building a team while leading marketing strategy for a high growth company. Cost: $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers, registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

April 9Triangle AMA 7 Steps to Intentional Leadership, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Carolina Railhawks Park, 101 Soccer Park Drive, Cary. Join us for this free leadership and networking event. During the cocktail hour, we will honor the contributions of Triangle AMA volunteers. The event includes an hour of leadership training by Dr. Gary McGrath, who will share his leadership development model, 7 Steps to Intentional Leadership. If you attend this session, you will walk away with a better sense of how to prepare individuals to be great leaders and affect positive change in your organization. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 11 Triangle 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 nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 12AIGA Raleigh Student Portfolio Review, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Red Hat, 100 East Davie Street, Raleigh. The AIGA Raleigh Student Portfolio Review is primarily designed to serve undergraduate students, but we are happy to accommodate graduate-level students as space allows. As a participant, you will receive a constructive, one-on-one evaluation of your work from a variety of design professionals located in the Triangle area. This is a great way to network and become aware of who’s who in the Triangle design community. Cost: This event is sold out. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

April 16North Carolina PRSA Professional Development Breakfast: Understanding Your Audience – Building the Accurate Profile, 7:45-9:30 a.m., location and cost TBA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

April 16 – AIGA Raleigh April Town Square, 7:30 p.m. at The Crunkleton, 320 West 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.

April 16 Independent Communicators Alliance Meetup: How to Leverage LinkedIn for Business, Brand and Development Success, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Malley’s, 5228 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. During this meeting, William Blackmon, founder and CEO of Apogee Social Media Group, will tell us how to leverage the tremendous power of LinkedIn’s connected community. Cost: $5 per person, limited seats remain. Connect on LinkedIn; Twitter: @icatriangle.

April 17Triangle AMA April Luncheon, Build Fanatical Customer Loyalty through Emotional Marketing, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. In this example-packed presentation, emotional marketing specialist Graeme Newell shares the hidden emotional motivators that spur successful managers to trust and buy. You’ll see new research on the most effective emotional messaging for building trust and closing a sale. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise after April 12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 17RTP 180: Facing Failure, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. On the third Thursday of every month, come join us and partake of free food, beer and smarts – our doors open at 5:00 if you want to come test the taps. The show starts at 6:00. Cost: Free, but all 300 seats are usually claimed. Connect on Twitter: @theRTP.

April 23Triangle AMA’s Spring 2014 Collegiate Marketing event, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Centerline Digital, 501 W. North Street, Raleigh. If you’ve been asked, “So what do you plan to do after graduation?” and you’re not sure what careers are available in the marketing field, then this event is for you! A panel of marketing professionals will share their stories and provide insight into the agency, corporate, and nonprofit worlds. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 24AIGA Raleigh Dine & Draw, 6:00 p.m. dining at Bull City Burger, 107 East Parrish Street, Durham, followed by drawing at 7:00 p.m. at Viget, 202 Rigsbee Avenue, Second Floor, Durham. Even if you think you can’t draw or letter, come anyway – crack open your creativity in new ways! Cost for the drawing event: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

April 24Triangle 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.

April 25 – Agency Firebox’s “Turn Down the Treadmill” Workshop, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Bass Lake Park & Retreat Center, 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs. Tired of going home exhausted every night? Learn how to keep your marketing agency’s clients happy without driving yourself crazy; learn how to increase billables without increasing your workload . . . or how to go home at 3 p.m. every Friday; and more. Workshop leader is Karl Sakas (@KarlSakas) President, Agency Firebox. Cost: $295 through April 4, with 2 early-bird bonuses; $500 from April 5-18. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AgencyFirebox.

April 29SEO What You Need to Know Meetup: Wikipedia for Business, 6:30 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. If you have always wanted to understand how Wikipedia works and how you can use it to your advantage then this is for you. Co-organizer and HOA director Frank Jones is the Southern Coordinator for Wikipedia. Cost: Free, but RSVP requested. Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

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

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

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