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November 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

November 5, 2014 Leave a comment

November may herald shorter days, but there is no shortage of networking and learning events for Triangle marketing, PR and advertising pros!

November 5 – AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at The Annex at Red Hat Tower, 190 E. Davie Street, 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.

November 6 – Discover Triangle AMA Networking Breakfast, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Fourth Floor, Raleigh. We invite you to network with other Triangle AMA members and non-members and learn more about the organization. Join us for coffee and breakfast on November 6 at Capstrat. Cost: Free, but registration is required; and if you decide to join before November 21, your $30 application fee will be waived and you’ll be entered to win an Apple iPad Air. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

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

November 6Ladders to Leadership: the 2014 NCPRSA Public Relations and Marketing Seminar, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. The 2014 PR & Marketing Seminar features five national and global communications leaders who will focus on the critical elements needed for leading PR, marketing and communications efforts and for successfully leading organizations. Note: Raleigh Public Relations Society and Triangle AMA members receive the member registration discount. Cost: members $230, nonmembers $260, student members $100, student nonmembers $120. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

November 11AIGA Raleigh Homegrown Luncheon: So, You Can Design it, But Can You Communicate it, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh. Artists and designers are visionary problem-solvers with the technical skills to bring ideas to life. But it takes effective communication of that talent to keep business coming in the door. In this Homegrown, Heather Allen shares customer-focused expertise and marketing strategies from her work with visual artists. Cost: members $25, nonmembers $30, registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

November 11 LinkedIn Live Raleigh at the Virginia Dare Ballroom, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Virginia Dare Ballroom of the Sir Walter Raleigh Apartments, 400 Fayetteville Street, Suite 101, Raleigh. Linkedin Live Raleigh (LLR) aims to help Linkedin members in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area deepen the connections they have online, and to build new connections in the real world. This month’s featured charity organization, Grocers On Wheels, provides access to the freshest produce conveniently within North Carolina’s Triangle communities experiencing food insecurities. Cost: Free, but registration is requested. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @LinkedinRaleigh.

November 11-13 Internet Summit at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh. Now in its fifth year, Internet Summit is a premier digital strategies forum with a goal of educating and promoting forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to internet business and marketing. Cost: Registration options range from $100 for a networking and reception pass to $445 for an all-access pass. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @Internet_Summit.

November 13TIMA Raleigh World Usability Day (with Triangle UX Professional Association) Presents Prototyping User Experience: Engagement is Never Static, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at SAS, 100 SAS Campus Drive, Cary, Building F, Room 101. Join fellow TIMA members for an evening of networking, dinner and a talk from Jason Teague for World Usability Day. TIMA will be co-sponsoring the event with the Triangle UXPA, the Triangle’s chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association. Note: This is a members-only event; nonmembers are welcome to sign up for a membership and attend. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

November 14 How to Create a Presentation for Any Audience: a Triangle AMA Training Event, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Residence Inn Crabtree, 2200 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh. Join the Triangle AMA for the first in a series of new workshops aimed to help marketers develop or sharpen skills in many niche areas. Special guest and speaking enthusiast Alan Hoffler kicks off our series with Mad Libs for Business – creating presentation content for any audience that engages and emotionally connects. Cost: $50 for members, $75 for nonmembers, registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

November 14Triangle 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 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.

November 18IABC Triangle Event, Building Better Messaging: Cultivating Communication with the Customers’ Perspective, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Dr. Raleigh. Join us as Margot Lester, content strategist and founder of The Word Factory, identifies how to better align our messaging with the customer perspective with an easy-to-implement strategy for understanding their wants, questions and objections. Cost: $25 members and students, $35 nonmembers, prices rise after November 5. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

November 19Independent Communicators Alliance, Unleash Your Creativity for Greater Fun and Profit, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Malley’s, 5228 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh. Join us for a happy ambush of ideas and inspiration from Art Fettig, entrepreneur and nationally certified speaking professional. Come prepared to be energized, entertained and enlightened by one of America’s top motivational humorists. Cost: $5. Connect on Twitter: @ICATriangle.

November 20Triangle AMA November Luncheon: The Mobile Commerce Revolution: How B2B and B2C Marketers Can Stay Ahead, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Join us to hear Tim Hayden (@TheTimHayden), principal strategist at TTH Strategy, discuss how success in mobile commerce will take much more than understanding changes in consumer behavior, social media and mobile apps. Arrive early to get a free copy of Tim’s new book, co-authored with Tom Webster: The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success in a Wireless World. Cost: $30 for AMA members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise November 12.Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

November 20AIGA Raleigh Dine & Draw, 6:00 p.m. food truck dining, 7:00 p.m. drawing at Raleigh Brewing Company, 3709 Neil Street, Raleigh. The Dine & Draw is a social gather of people who want to get back in touch or stay in touch with what led us to creative careers in the first place – drawing. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

November 20 – TIMA Raleigh Marketing and Mixology, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Blackfinn Ameripub, 3201 Village Market Place, Morrisville. TIMA is heading to Morrisville for another round of marketing and mixology, this time at the new Blackfinn Ameripub! Light appetizers will be provided and a special drink menu will available for cash or credit card purchase. Note: Nonmembers, contact to register to attend this event as TIMA’s guest.

 November 20 RTP 180: A Generosity of Spirit, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at RTP HQ, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. Join us this November as we hear from a diverse group that strives to better the world around them in unique ways, each day. As always, in our own generous manner, we’ll have free food and beer from fine local vendors. Speakers: Taylor Sharp & Thomas Doochin, CommuniGift/UNC-CH; Holly Hobson, United Therapeutics; Matt Nash, Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD); Amber Smith, Activate Good; and Todd Culpepper, International Affairs Council. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Twitter: @TheRTP.

Looking ahead to December:

December 2The Fifth Annual Merry Mingle, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Stockroom, 230 Fayetteville Street, 2nd Floor, Raleigh. Proudly (and jointly) hosted by the Triangle chapters of: AAF, AIGA, AMA, TIMA, and Triangle UXPA, the Merry Mingle is your chance to network with members of the Triangle’s top advertising, marketing & communications organizations all at one time. The Merry Mingle 2014 benefits the Triangle Spokes Group, which has been pedaling joy to the Triangle since 2006 by giving away bikes to kids in need. Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members in advance; $35 at the door.

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

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