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December 2014 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

December 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Gear up for the holidays and 2015 by attending one of these great events for Triangle PR, Marketing and Advertising pros!

December 9AIGA Raleigh Homegrown Luncheon: Chris Davis, Preflight Academy: Making Your Printer Happy, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh. Chris Davis of Eagle Press/Studio 929 Graphic Design helps creative types navigate the printing process. More often than not, he finds most printing problems can be avoided. He’ll be sharing tips to make your printer happy while staying true to your design in Preflight Academy. Cost: members $25, nonmembers $30, registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

December 9 Mingle All the Way: IABC/NCPRSA Joint Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lilly’s Pizza, 810 West Peabody Street, Durham. Kick of the holiday season and “Mingle All the Way!” at an after-work social hosted by NCPRSA and IABC. Meet and network with other PR, marketing and communications professionals while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Everyone attending will be entered for a chance to win a free pass to a 2015 professional development event. Cost: Free for members, $5 at the door for non-members. For IABC, connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle; for NCPRSA, connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

December 10 NCTA Emerging Tech & Trends: Content Strategy Improving the Customer Experience, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at Credit Suisse, 7033 Louis Stephens Drive, RTP. This panel discussion will review effective approaches to delivering customers the information they need in all the places they are searching for it, across each stage of the buying process. Speakers: Moderator: James Kotecki, Manager of Media & Public Relations – Automated Insights; Sarah O’Keefe, Founder & President – Scriptorium; Torkel Svanes, Vice President – Credit Suisse; Matthew Tarnowski, Principal Content Strategist – Fidelity Investments; and Chris Turner, Lead Content Strategist – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC. Cost: Free for NCTA members, $45 for nonmembers, registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

December 10 – AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at HQ Raleigh, 310 S Harrington St., 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. This month D’Burritos Food Truck will be available (details when you RSVP). Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

December 12 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. 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.

December 15 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. This is an opportunity to network with peers, have a beer and discuss ideas related to design and the transition into being a professional designer. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

December 16Raleigh Public Relations Society Holiday Social, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Hive at the Busy Bee Café, 225 S Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The Raleigh Public Relations Society invites you to enjoy a festive evening with peers to ring in the holidays over appetizers, spirits and raffle prizes. Each guest will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, compliments of RPRS. Attendees are also eligible to win door prizes from local businesses and restaurants. Cost: Free, but registration is required by December 12. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

December 17Triangle AMA Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Method Savvy, 404 Hunt Street, Suite 500, Durham. Connect the dots between your marketing and digital marketing at the Digital Marketing & Analytics SIG held the last Thursday of every month. Cost: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers; registration required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

December 18Triangle AMA December Luncheon: Innovate Like Edison: How to Make Collaboration your Key to Marketing Success, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Sarah Miller Caldicott (@SarahCaldicott) – a great-grandniece of Thomas Edison – will share the findings of her research on Edison’s extraordinary success as a serial innovator and collaborator. Sarah will offer key insights on how you can apply Edison’s timeless collaborative approach to driving innovation success. Cost: $30 for AMA members, $40 for nonmembers; prices rise December 10.Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

December 18 RTP 180: Culture of the Carolinas, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at RTP HQ, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park. As 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to celebrate the state we all call home. North Carolina is full of unique things; some we encounter each day, others we might not even notice. Help us celebrate our final RTP 180 of the year with an homage to our great state. Featured will be: The Raleigh Shag Club, Walt Wolfram of NCSU’s NC Language and Life Project, Jamie Katz Court of PineCone and Travis Quinn, Mother Earth Brewing. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Twitter: @TheRTP.

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

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