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August 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

August 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Summer is on the wane – but there are still plenty of opportunities to network and learn at these August Triangle marketing, PR and advertising events!

August 6AIGA 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, see you then! Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

August 7Triangle AMA Content Marketing SIG, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Centerline Digital, 509 W. North Street, Raleigh. Every month, this SIG will explore those principles in depth and define paths to Content Marketing success. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

August 8Triangle AMA Social Media SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, 4th 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. The SIG is provides an opportunity to share best practices, keep up with the latest developments and learn from other Triangle AMA members. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

August 12 – 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.

August 12LinkedIn Live Raleigh at Triangle Rock Club, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Triangle Rock Club, 6022 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh. LinkedIn Live’s bi-monthly business networking event proudly supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cost: Free. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.

August 13TIMA Raleigh Digital Makeover: Ready to Pimp Your Profile? 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Flanders Art Gallery, 302 S. West Street, Raleigh. How do recruiters and future employers perceive you online? Call in the professionals to help you Pimp your Profile. TIMA and NC State Jenkins MBA program are offering a digital make-over you can’t afford to miss. This event is for TIMA Members and NC State Jenkins MBA guests. Cost: Registration is FREE for TIMA Members that sign up by August 13. “Day of” registration is $25. Limited number of tickets available. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

August 20North Carolina PRSA Professional Development Breakfast: Useful Feedback: Getting What You Need, Not Just What You Want, 7:45 -9:30 a.m. at location TBA. Cost: TBA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

August 20Independent Communicators Alliance, Public Speaking: How to be Heard and Remembered, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Malley’s, 5228 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. Join us to hear Alan Hoffler explain how to craft and deliver your message. Alan is a trainer, speaker, consultant and public speaking coach at MillsWyck Communications in Raleigh. Cost: $5. Connect on Twitter: @ICATriangle.

August 20AIGA 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.

August 21Triangle AMA August Luncheon: How Krispy Kreme Raises Dough Using Happy Customers Instead of Paid Media, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. When you think “global brand,” you think “big advertising budget.” Yet Krispy Kreme operates 800+ stores in 20+ countries while spending ZERO dollars on paid media. Join AMA to hear speaker Kelley O’Brien (@kelleyob), Director of Social, Interactive and Digital Marketing at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, share Krispy Kreme’s formula, which uses a mix of word-of-mouth-marketing, fan engagement, and fun events. Cost: $30 for AMA members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise August 14.Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

August 21RTP 180: Big Data, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. It seems like Big Data is on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. Our goal is to help explain everything from the 4 V’s for the novice, to how area folks are leveraging the power of all this data to move society forward. Speakers: Tim Gable, RTI – Using Big Data To Manage Knowledge About Knowledge; Hye-Chung Kum, UNC – Using Big Data to Push Forward the Social Genome; Dr. Blair Sullivan, NC State; Bryce Gartner, icimo. The show starts at 6:00. Cost: Free, but all 300 seats are usually claimed. Connect on Twitter: @theRTP.

August 26 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, and creative and innovative ways marketers can make an impact on their customers and their businesses. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

August 26SEO What You Need to Know Meetup: Google +, the Universe, & Everything (Google), 6:30 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Mark Traphagen from Stone Temple Consulting will talk about the maturing of Google’s social vision as G+ enters its fourth year. He will cover how deeply integrated it has become in all of Google, why Google considers it a smashing success even if pundits don’t, where it fits into Google’s plans for the semantic search age, and most importantly, how marketers and businesses can take advantage to increase their reach and visibility. Cost: Free, but registration is encouraged. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

August 26 AIGA Raleigh Series, Web 101: Web Design for Everyone, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Web101 is a 6 month, bi-weekly course that teaches the principles of web design from conception to launch. Every other Tuesday at 6:30pm beginning August 26th we will be bringing in a Triangle area expert to talk about a different area of web design. In addition to the speakers, there will workshops towards the end of each class to ask questions and get assistance from local web gurus which will culminate in building your very own website from scratch! Cost: $275 for members, $299 for nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

August 28Triangle 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 July (or not yet posted):

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