Archive for May, 2014

May 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

May 5, 2014 1 comment

The month of May is overflowing with networking and learning opportunities for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising pros! Make new connections and add to your skill set at these great events.

May 6-8Digital Marketing For Business, Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury Street, Raleigh. THE marketing and business information exchange and networking event, conference, and exhibition for business owners, entrepreneurs and managers. Digital Marketing for Business events are a different type of conference; in addition to “how-to” business learning sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibitors with special service offers, we have hands-on workshops, meet the speaker dinners, and other activities. Cost: See website for pricing.

May 7AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at New Kind/Sparktivity, 105 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh. All are invited to join us at 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. This month we are seeking your input on defining the value of AIGA, how to better engage with the community, and how to improve the community member experience. We’ve got a fun session planned to capture all of your great ideas, so don’t miss out on your chance to share them. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

May 7North Carolina PRSA InSpire Awards Banquet, 6:00 p.m., The State Club, 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh. WRAL news anchor and six-time Emmy Award winner Debra Morganwill emcee this prestigious event!Cost: Members $50, nonmembers $60, students $25. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

May 8Function Pink Developers Meetup: Fostering Collaboration with Pattern Libraries and Rapid Prototyping, 7:00 p.m. at Bandwidth, 900 Main Campus Drive, Venture Center III, 4th Floor, Raleigh. In this session we will review a case study from an enterprise-level development group traditionally staffed with 60+ developers and no designers and how they were able to implement a pattern library and rapid prototyping framework into their design and development process. Your presenter for the evening is Bermon Painter, a designer/developer with Cardinal Solutions. Connect on Twitter: @functionpink.

May 9 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.

May 13IABC Triangle Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cuban Revolution, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham. The summer is coming! It’s getting warmer out and time for fun, fruity drinks. Join your IABC friends and make some new ones at our happy hour. We spring for the munchies and a cash bar will be available. Cost: Free, but reservations are required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

May 13 – 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.

May 13AIGA Home Grown, The World’s Fanciest Pen: Techniques and Workflow for Adobe Illustrator, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh. Robb Leef is a multi-talented creative professional whose work spans logo design, custom typography, traditional/digital illustration, packaging, posters, zines, screen-prints, and more. Robb will show us some of his workflows, shortcuts and techniques to make your illustrator work go faster, be more precise but still keep that hand done feel when translated from paper and pencil concepts. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

May 14Raleigh Public Relations Society Spring Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Crank Arm Brewing, 319 West Davie Street, Raleigh. Join us at Crank Arm Brewing for our spring after-work social! Enjoy complimentary appetizers, a cash bar and a night of networking with communications and PR professionals. There is no cost for members to attend and any prospective members are welcome as guests. We hope you can join us! Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

May 15-16NCTA State of Technology: Preparing Your Business for the Mobile Revolution, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Drive, Durham. This conference will explore how companies are integrating mobile technologies to improve operations and stay ahead of the competition. Leaders from across sectors and functional roles will convene for engaging keynotes, interactive panels and an exhibit showcase. Cost: $145 for members, $190 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

May 15Triangle AMA May Luncheon, How to Successfully Market to the “Enigma Generation,” 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Jeff Fromm, EVP at Barkley advertising agency and co-author of a best-selling new book, “Marketing to Millennials: Reach the Largest and Most Influential Generation of Consumers Ever” shares new research and best practices in creating brand engagement for Millennials in an entertaining and educational format. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise after April 12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

May 15RTP 180: Transit, 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.

May 21Triangle AMA Higher Education Marketing and Communications SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Duke University, Bryan Center UCAE Office, 125 Science Drive, Durham. Attendees should park in the Bryan Center parking ramp near Duke Chapel. In our next higher education SIG, Kevin Anselmo will present some of best practice digital communications practices of individual professors. He will cover how different professors around the world are effectively using blogs, podcasts and other social media outlets and offer tips on you can mobilize the professors within your organization to do the same. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

May 21 Independent Communicators Alliance Meetup: How to Connect Social Media and Marketing for Greater Impact, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at location TBA. Join us as Kim Adamof of Raleigh Inbound Marketing outlines a strategy for connecting marketing and social media to magnify your message and help you get found by Google. Kim will discuss how to create content for the five top social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+. Her knowledge and understanding of how people socialize can help you build online relationships that attract clients. Cost: $5 per person, limited seats remain. Connect on LinkedIn; Twitter: @icatriangle.

May 21AIGA Raleigh 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 is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

May 22Triangle AMA Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Method Savvy, 502 Rigsbee Avenue Suite 205, Durham.  Join us Thursday, May 22 at 6:00 for a special session on getting starting with Ad-Words and related best practices. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

May 22AAF-RDU Education Program, time, place and cost TBA. Each year the AAF Raleigh-Durham chapter awards a student scholarship in honor of Robert F. Lauterborn, James L. Knight Professor of Advertising at UNC-Chapel Hill, for his outstanding contributions to advertising education. Anyone who has declared an advertising or communications-related major who is officially enrolled in an accredited college or university in the greater Triangle area (including Alamance, Guilford and Pitt counties); or an advertising student whose permanent residence is in the greater Triangle area and who is officially enrolled in an accredited college or university in the USA, is eligible for this scholarship. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

May 27SEO What You Need to Know Meetup: Maximizing Your Reach on YouTube, 6:30 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Greg Ng is the host of a (now) daily webshow and has grown an international audience as the Frozen Food Master, the host of the popular webshow, Freezerburns. Whether you are a YouTube expert or new to online video, Greg will give specific tips on how to gain more exposure, build your audience, and monetize your video content. Cost: Free, but RSVP requested. Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

May 29AIGA Raleigh Dine & Draw, 6:00 p.m. at Blue Note Grill, 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham. There is no instruction or format. We may have some idea starters and games but it is a social gathering. Draw, letter, or just chat away. Ask people about tools and techniques. Make friends! 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.

Call for Entries – Sir Walter Raleigh Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the Raleigh PR Society’s annual Sir Walter Raleigh Awards. With 24 categories – including two student categories – the awards are designed to showcase exemplary work by PR and communications professionals from across the state, from small, independent organizations to full-service agencies. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, June 27. Entries for RPRS members are still only $45 for the first entry and $35 for each additional entry. Non-members can submit a first entry for $60 and subsequent entries for $50 each. Go to the RPRS website for more details:



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

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