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April 2013 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

April Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

Spring has finally arrived in the Triangle! Get out and enjoy the weather while attending one – or more – of the great events scheduled this month for marketing, PR and advertising professionals.

April 5 – Triangle AMA Content Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Centerline Digital, 509 W. North Street, Raleigh. This new member-only round table event will be held the first Friday of each month to explore the principles of Content Marketing in depth and define paths to success. SIGs are an exclusive free event for members of the Triangle AMA.  Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 9 – IABC NC Triangle Monthly Meeting: How do we McDo it? Best Practices from one of the World’s Largest Brands, Noon-1:30 p.m. at Raleigh Crabtree Marriott, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. Elizabeth Quenneville, McDonald’s director of communications, East Division, will share her strategy for communicating through more than 5,000 franchises on the East Coast, thousands of employees, and millions of customers. Join us to hear how the world’s most recognizable brand keeps it consistent year after year. Cost: $20 for members, $35 for non members, $5 for students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

April 9AIGA Raleigh Home Grown Lunch & Learn – App Design: Designing for the Android Platform, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard, 18 Seaboard Street, Suite 100, Raleigh. There are many eccentricities on Android that must be considered in order to craft a consistent and satisfying application. Speaker Adit Shukla (@aditshukla) is director of creative strategy and lead designer at the mobile app development firm Two Toasters.  Cost: $25 for members and partner members, $30 non-members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

April 9 – Triangle AMA Networking for Triangle Marketing College Students – Using LinkedIn to Land your Dream Job, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Brooks Bell, 711 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200, Raleigh. Success in your career is based on who you know and referrals from your network. Before you enter the business world, join the Triangle AMA and guest speakers Heather Hollick and William Blackmon for an evening dedicated to marketing and communications undergrads. Cost: Free, but you must create a LinkedIn profile and provide a link to it upon registration. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 10 – TIMA Luncheon, Don’t Be Afraid to Fail: How Nonprofits Can Embrace Innovation and Risk-Taking to Get Results, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett Street, Raleigh. We will hear from five panelists who have varying perspectives on risk-taking in online engagement: Amber Smith, president, Activate Good; Beck Tench, director for innovation & digital engagement, Museum of Life and Science; Derwin Dubose, director of programs & communications Habitat for Humanity; Shannon Ritchie, director of online engagement, AJ Fletcher Foundation, and Robin Deacle, vice president corporate communications, NC Biotechnology Center. Moderator: Heather Hesketh, CEO, hestketh.com.  Cost: $20 members, $35 non members; prices rise after April 9. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

April 10 – Raleigh Public Relations Society Spring Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Yard House at North Hills, 4208 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Spring has sprung and we’re ready to celebrate! Enjoy networking and catching up with colleagues and complimentary appetizers. We hope to see you there! Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

April 11Function Pink Developers Meetup: Defensive Sass, Modular Stylesheets for Modern Websites, 7:00 p.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Sass gives us many powerful tools for constructing CSS, but how do you keep it all organized? In this talk, John Long will share practical advice about structuring your Sass project. John is the managing editor of TheSassWay.com, and does UX design for UserVoice. Cost: Free. Connect on Twitter: @functionpink.

April 12 Triangle AMA Social Media Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. This member-only monthly round table event includes discussion of the latest trends and tips in Social Media. SIGs are an exclusive free event for members of the Triangle AMA.  Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 15AAF-RDU Graduate MAD Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Carolina Ale House at Brier Creek, [address], Raleigh. Want to get “MAD Social” with the best and brightest of Raleigh advertising? Join us for this special networking event to help bridge the gap between our local university ad students and the pros. Cost: Free to members, non-members and students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

April 17 – AIGA Raleigh Town Square, 7:30 p.m. at Tyler’s Speakeasy, 100 East Main Street, Carrboro. The AIGA Town Square is an open meetup for designers in the Triangle area to network, have a beer and discuss ideas and the latest design trends. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

April 18Triangle AMA April Luncheon – From Start to Finish- How to Seamlessly Overhaul and Integrate Communications, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Join us to hear NASCAR VP and Chief Communications Officer Brett Jewkes (@Bjewkes) discuss how NASCAR completely overhauled its communications and marketing strategies to drive greater product relevance, invigorate customers and identify new target audiences.  Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non members; prices rise after March 15. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 19Triangle AMA Healthcare Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at MedThink Communications, 3301 Benson Drive, Fourth Floor, Raleigh. This member-only monthly round table event focuses on marketing challenges facing the healthcare industry in 2013 and beyond. SIGs are an exclusive free event for members of the Triangle AMA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

April 23Raleigh Public Relations Society April Lunch Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Road, Raleigh.  Cost: $12 for members, $20 for guests, $8 for students. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

April 24 – NCTA, CED and Work in the Triangle host COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair, 8:00-11:30 a.m., Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham. The job fair takes place in conjunction with NCTA’s State of Technology Conference on April 25. Cost: Free to attend for job seekers, but registration is required. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

April 24-25 – Customer-Driven Businesses: NCTA’s 2013 State of Technology Conference, Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham. This annual conference brings together leaders from across sectors and functions to discuss how technology is helping businesses and organizations thrive. Pre-conference reception is April 24, conference is April 25. Cost: Pre-conference reception and conference registration, $90 for members, $130 for non members; conference registration only, $75 for members, $115 for non members; prices rise after April 11. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

April 25AAF-RDU Presents the Conservators’ Center Public Service Advertising Campaign Unveiling Event, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Trotter Hall, 410 West Geer Street, Durham.  Each year, AAF-RDU creates and executes a pro bono full-scale public service advertising campaign for a Triangle-area nonprofit. This year we are working with the Conservators’ Center, whose mission is to rescue exotic animals, educate the public and conserve local and exotic at-risk species.  Cost: $25 for members, $45 for non members, $15 for student members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

April 25AIGA Raleigh Event: Designing Brand Identity with Alina Wheeler, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Burns Auditorium, NC State University College of Design, Boney Drive, Raleigh. AIGA Raleigh is proud to present author and branding expert Alina Wheeler, who will explore insights from her bestselling book, Designing Brand Identity. Cost: $16.74 for members, $21.99 for non members, $11.49 for students, free for NCSU student/faculty/staff with ID. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

April 26Triangle AMA Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG (Special Interest Group), 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Brooks Bell, 711 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200, Raleigh.  This member-only monthly round table event focuses on B2B marketing in the high tech industry and other market sectors. SIGs are an exclusive free event for members of the Triangle AMA. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

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

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

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