September brings renewed interest in career development and networking opportunities. As always, here’s what you can do in the Triangle to learn more and jump start your career this month:
September 7 – Myths and Misconceptions of Usability Testing. Triangle Usability Professionals Association (TriUPA). Abe Crystal Ph.D. discusses usability testing and dispels misconceptions about it, which all too often lead the best of intentions to ineffective results. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration required. Credit Suisse – 7033 Louis Stephens Dr. in RTP.
September 9 – Combined Triangle AMA Tech Marketing and Direct Marketing SIG. At Capstrat in Raleigh. 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. AMA members only.
September 12 – Building Wildly Passionate Brands. Emotional marketing specialist Graeme Newell (@gnewell) president of 602 Communications, will show how to build an intense customer relationship that goes beyond mere product features. Marketing Mondays. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free. Register here. RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park.
September 13 – The Ad-Free Brand: Secrets to Building a Successful Brands in a Digital World. Drawing from his upcoming book and experience building the Red Hat culture and brand, New Kind partner Chris Grams (@cdgrams) will discuss why traditional advertising is rarely effective and how to build a better brand through meaningful, productive relationships. Triangle IABC. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Hamner Conference Center 15 T.W. Alexander Drive in RTP. Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle
September 13 – LinkedIn Live Raleigh. Business networking and fundraiser. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sparian’s Bowling Boutique and Bistro in North Hills East in Raleigh. Free – donation asked at door to benefit American Heart Association. Registration required. Twitter: @LinkedInRaleigh
September 14– Subject Matter Experts Lunch. Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA). TIMA will be hosting special lunch events for members only. The “Subject Mattter Expert” series presents topics hosted at member businesses around the Triangle. Members are invited to pick a topic that interests them and lunch is on TIMA. Non-members can join to participate in this event. All SME events begin at 11:30 a.m. Registration required. Twitter: @TIMA_NC
- SME #1: Raleigh at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. Facilitator – Aden Dauchess. Topic – The Law & Doing Digital Right
- SME #2: RTP/Hwy 70/Glenwood: at Thee Design. Facilitator – Janet Kennedy. Topic: Voice behind the Video: A national V/O artist discusses voice work in corporate, training and educational videos.
- SME #3: Cary at SAS. Facilitator – Toshi Tsuboi. Topic – Marketing Analytics Q&A
- SME #4: Durham at Burt’s Bees, American Tobacco Campus. Facilitator – Jon Parks. Topic: Google+ … Is it useful? Will it survive?
September 14 – The Joystick Lab Incubator for Video Game Start-ups. John Austin is the Managing Director of Joystick Labs, a seed-stage accelerator that launches the next generation video game entrepreneurs through a unique mix of early-stage seed funding, mentorship, education, services, and networking. Innovation in RTP. Free. 4-5:00 p.m. RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive.
September 15 – Disney Shares the Secrets of Innovation. Joey Hasty @joeyinteractive, Global Interactive Creative Director for Disney will share Disney’s approach to getting more creative ideas, and offer tools and techniques that any business could apply to be more innovative. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Triangle AMA. Brier Creek Country Club. Registration required. Twitter: @triangleama
September 15 – PechaKucha Night. The evening will showcase over 10 different presenters chosen for their enthusiasm about their topic and willingness to share ideas benefiting our community. There will be plenty of chit-chat in a casual atmosphere (beer and wine too). Show open to all ages, but some material may not be suitable for young children. Doors open at 5:40 p.m. Show begins at 6:40 p.m. Free. Registration required. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Twitter: @pknraleigh
September 22 – Let’s Talk with Mr Youth. American Advertising Federation-RDU An inspiring and informative chat with Mr. Youth’s Melissa Lentz, SVP Account & Strategy Services. Recently named as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Marketing and Advertising Companies, Mr Youth (yes, that’s the agency’s name) has been shaking up the way marketers reach and impact the new mindset of the Millennial consumer for nearly a decade. 6:00 – 8:30 AAF Members $25, Non-Members $45. Register here. Babylon Restaurant in Raleigh.
September 24 – Optimized! Design and Develop Websites for Multi-Screen Viewing with CS5 & Dreamweaver. AIGA-Raleigh. Dig in up to your elbows with hands-on instruction on the latest in HTML5/CS3 web development–straight from Adobe expert, Brian Wood. 7:00 p.m. Registration required. Meredith College – 101 Ledford Hall. 3800 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. Twitter: @aigaraleigh.
September 26 – SEO Meetup – Essential SEO Tools of the Trade. No doubt you’ve heard about Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, .htaccess files, xml sitemaps and robots.txt. This meetup will cover all that stuff so that you will understand it and more importantly, be able to use them in a way to help your site. 6:30 p.m. Free. At Capstrat in Raleigh.
September 27 – Sir Walter Raleigh PR Awards – presented by the Raleigh Public Relations Society. 6 p.m. Renaissance Marriott Hotel at North Hills. Event hosted by August Turak – speaker, author and business executive. Registration required. RPRS. Twitter:@RPRS
September 27 – Triangle AMA September Social – Networking social event at Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers (formerly Hi5) in Glenwood South in Raleigh. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. Meet other members and marketing professionals in the Triangle while enjoying appetizers and large selection of North Carolina craft beers. Triangle AMA. Twitter: @triangleama
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