Archive for June, 2014

June 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

June is busting out with lots of events for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising pros! Attending one or more of these will add to your networking and technical skills – why not sign up today?

June 4AIGA 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’ll have the results of last month’s roundtable. Also, we’ll introduce you to the slate of new board members. You’ll have a chance to ask the current and incoming board members questions. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

June 5NCTA Executive Workshop, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Research Triangle Park Foundation, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. This interactive and intensive workshop for CEOs, sales & marketing execs, business owners and entrepreneurs will help you will learn a capital efficient approach to significantly grow revenue, without costly marketing and sales experimentation. Cost: $295 for members, $495 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

June 5Triangle AMA Content Marketing and Social Media SIG, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members at this Social Media Special Interest Group (SIG) to discuss the latest trends and tips. The June special Content Marketing and Social Media will be a combined SIG. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

June 10IABC Triangle June Event, How to Make Boring Stuff Sexy, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Carolina Brewery, 460 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Join us and online guru Ryan Boyles, social media strategist for IBM, as he leads our discussion on how communication professionals can better craft content for increased social media engagement. Cost: Free for members and nonmembers (we spring for the munchies, cash bar available) but reservations are required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

June 10 – 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.

June 10AIGA Home Grown, The Designer’s IT Guy: Tech Talk for Graphic Designers, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh. Charles Mangin of Option 8 will talk about backups, the Cloud, security and encryption, and other tech topics at this month’s Homegrown event. Bring a laptop for some hands-on demos, and you might take home some cool tech schwag that Charles is giving away. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

June 10LinkedIn Live Raleigh at WRAL, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at WRAL, 2619 Western Boulevard, Raleigh. Linkedin LIVE Raleigh and WRAL proudly kickoff (early) the 2014 WRAL Coats for the Children Campaign. It’s never too early to support children in need throughout the Triangle. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.

June 12North Carolina PRSA Google+ Hangout, APR: The Conversation, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Join NCPRSA and a panel of those who have earned or are in the process of earning an APR on June 12th for a candid, honest conversation about earning the accreditation. Panelists include Tracy Lathan, APR, Clairemont Communications, Chuck Norman, APR, S&A Cherokee, Eva Hornak, APR, S.T. Wooten, and Stephanie Llorente, Butterball, LLC. Cost: The event is free to PRSA members and $10 for non-members; hangout information will be emailed to participants in advance. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

June 18 North Carolina PRSA Professional Development Luncheon: Crisis Communications, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Crabtree Tavern, 5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh. Cost TBA; date and topic subject to change. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

June 18TIMA Raleigh June Luncheon, How to Attract “On the Go” Customers: A Mobile Marketing Discussion, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at American Tobacco Campus, 334 Blackwell Street, Durham. Join TIMA for a panel discussion between a diverse set of marketing specialists who have experience leveraging mobile marketing to target and reach on-go-the” customers who actively engage with multiple marketing media channels on a daily basis. Panel discussion members include Phil Buckley of Crowdfunde, Sarah Kahn of Deutsche Bank, Bryan Young of BEC Digital, and Zaid Farooqui of Crystal MD. Cost: $20 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

June 18Independent Communications Alliance Meetup, Topic Pending, 6:30 p.m. at O’Malley’s, 5228 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. Cost: $5 per person. Connect on LinkedIn; Twitter: @icatriangle.

June 18AIGA Raleigh 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.

June 19Triangle AMA June Luncheon, Social Integration: Tales from Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Join us to hear Durham ad agency McKinney speakers Stevie Archer, associate creative director, and Laura Suchoski, social media manager, discuss the successful Travelocity Roaming Gnome integrated social media campaign that awarded two travelers with trips of a lifetime. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise after June 12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

June 19RTP 180: Social Media, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. June’s RTP 180 centers on that thing we all love to hate: SOCIAL MEDIA! Come join us at RTP HQ to hear these experts and topics: Matthew Royse, Forsythe Tech – The Art and Science of Social Media; Amanda Peralta, Duke University – What social networks should I be on; Chris Cohen, Bands to Fans – Huey Lewis and The News signed on. ‘Nuff said; Justin Miller, WedPics – Come hear why CNN and David’s Bridal are knockin’ on this startup’s door; Mary Drozario, Clinical Research Performance – Work in Healthcare? Don’t be afraid of social. The show starts at 6:00. Cost: Free, but all 300 seats are usually claimed. Connect on Twitter: @theRTP.

June 24 Triangle AMA Healthcare Marketing SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, 1830 Chapel Hill Road, Chapel Hill. The Healthcare Marketing SIG focuses on marketing challenges facing the healthcare industry in 2014 and beyond. This month’s topic is “What does today’s health care consumer look like and how do we engage with them?” Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

June 24SEO What You Need to Know Meetup – Essential SEO for Bloggers and WordPress, 6:30 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh. This month we will cover the essentials of blogging: pros and cons of WordPress, Blogger, Medium etc.; how to create content in a manner that attracts readers; first steps and next steps to move you towards success. Cost: Free, but RSVP requested. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

June 26North Carolina PRSA Skills Workshop – Creating Compelling (and Strategic) Content, 2:00 p.m. at location TBA. For details, connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

June 26Triangle 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.

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 June (or not yet posted):

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