Archive for September, 2014

September 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

September 7, 2014 1 comment

September brings plenty of networking and learning events for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising pros. Why not make time for one, two, or more?

September 9AIGA Raleigh Homegrown Luncheon: Doing Good to Do Well, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh. Todd Coats, chief creative officer for Capstrat, started Capstrat Labs two years ago as an opportunity to jumpstart local, interesting organizations while giving his team chances to do work they may not otherwise be able to. Join Todd as he shows some of his work and discusses the challenges and rewards of balancing doing good and doing well. Cost: members $25, nonmembers $30, registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

September 9IABC Triangle Luncheon, Solid Internal Communities: Creating a Platform for Success, 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. at SAS Institute, 100 SAS Campus Drive, Cary, Building V, Room 333. How can you shape solid internal communities with well-crafted communications? Becky Graebe, corporate communications manager for SAS, will uncover the path to creating a solid workplace culture with engaged, informed and invested employees. Cost: $25 members and students, $35 nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

September 9LinkedIn Live Raleigh Members Conference, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Perimeter Studio & Conference Center, 1100 Perimeter Park Driver, Suite 118, Morrisville. Join us for a full day of presentations and workshops which will empower you to enhance your professional networking skills to the next level. The conference is open to all LinkedIn users, both new and established, and will feature a keynote by LinkedIn Ambassador Lori Ruff. Cost: $40. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.

September 9 – 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.

September 10 AIGA Centennial Celebration, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Busy Bee Café, 225 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh. AIGA is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and our local chapter in Raleigh is taking part in the nationwide celebration. Join local designers, artists, and educators, enjoy delicious appetizers and have a drink while you listen to local influencers reflect on the past, present, and future of design. As part of the AIGA Centennial Poster Tour, we will be showing posters that will be selected from among designs submitted to celebrate the last hundred years of design in the Triangle. Cost: $35 members, $40 nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

September 12Triangle AMA Social Media Marketing 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.

September 17TIMA Raleigh Digital Marketing from the Sports Industry, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Hyatt Place Raleigh West, 710 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh. Join marketers from your favorite local sports for a panel discussion about digital marketing for sports teams, including how the impact of “second screening” during live broadcasts, ways to use digital media to increase fan engagement, the challenges of strong player brands, and much more. Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

September 17 North Carolina PRSA September Professional Development Luncheon and Golf Social, The Newspaper Questions: What you Need to Know (But are Afraid to Ask), 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 565 Competition Road, Raleigh. NCPRSA’s first-ever professional development luncheon and golf social starts with our traditional professional development luncheon and features the media relations topic, “The Newspaper Questions: What you need to know (but are afraid to ask).” Following the professional development luncheon, join your fellow participants for nine holes of golf. Cost: $25 lunch, $35 golf, $55 both for members; $35 lunch, $45 golf, $65 both for nommembers. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

September 17AIGA 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.

September 18 AIGA Raleigh Emerging Designers Meetup, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Fortnight Brewing Company, 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary. The AIGA Raleigh Emerging Designer Meetup is an open gathering for emerging designers in the Triangle area. At this meetup and to ignite conversation, AIGA Raleigh member and designer Michael Galiano will share his story and advice on networking and its benefits, steps to take in finding a design job, and more. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

September 18Triangle AMA September Luncheon: The Human Brand, Building Customer Loyalty in the Digital Age, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Join us to hear Chris Malone of Fidelum Partners, discuss how companies like Domino’s, Panera, Starbucks and Hershey are building loyalty through warmth and competence, and learn three imperatives for achieving sustained customer loyalty and profitable growth. Cost: $30 for AMA members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise August 14.Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

September 23 Raleigh Public Relations Society Sir Walter Raleigh Awards Banquet, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Meymandi Concert Hall Foyer, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,  2 East South Street, Raleigh. Come network with your fellow communications professionals and enjoy a delicious cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony at the home of the North Carolina Symphony. Registration deadline is September 15. Cost: $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers, $30 for students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

September 23 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.

September 25Triangle 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.

September 25AAF-RDU Presents AdRock, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Slim’s Downtown, 227 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The American Advertising Federation of Raleigh-Durham is proud to present AdRock featuring Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag performing live! All new Corporate and Individual memberships purchased during the event will receive a 25 percent discount and free admission to the event. We’ll also unveil some of the great events and programs planned for this year. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; reservations requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

September 30SEO What You Need to Know Meetup: Creating the Right Content to Connect, 6:30 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. Join Heather Kilcrease and Amber Frazier as they explain away the mysteries of creating content that connects in a way that drives your business. While SEO optimization is useful, it can also be temperamental. Real content optimization (informational content) creates faith and trust in your brand. Cost: Free, but registration is encouraged. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

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

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