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September 2012 Triangle-RDU Marketing, PR and Advertising Events

August 31, 2012 Leave a comment

As summer fades and fall approaches, this month’s Triangle marketing, PR and advertising events offer a wealth of speakers, topics, and networking opportunities. Why not attend one, two, or more?

September 5 – Monthly AIGA Raleigh Community Meeting, 6:30 p.m., New Kind, 105 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh.  (Parking is available in the lot underneath the building.) All are invited to join us at our Monthly Community Meeting, held the first Wednesday of the month. 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, followed by the monthly presentation of chapter updates and announcements. Free. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

September 11NC Technology Association ‘All Things Tech’ Job Fair, 8:00-10:30 a.m., Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh. CED, NCTA and Work in the Triangle have teamed up to sponsor a job fair to promote job openings in the tech industry. The job fair will take place the morning of the CED Tech Venture Conference 2012 which celebrates tech startups and growth companies from across the state. Expected attendance is 200+ job seekers. Cost: Employer booth rates vary with company size; free for job seekers, but registration is required.  Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCTA.

September 11Triangle IABC Monthly Professional Development Meeting on Merger Communications: Lessons Learned During the Progress Energy-Duke Energy Combination, 12:00 noon 1:30 p.m. at Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. Join us for a discussion with IABC member Sharon Hall, who led internal communications for the merger team. Learn about the challenges she and her team encountered during this unprecedented time of change at both companies, and how they worked to overcome them. Cost:  $15 for members, $30 for non-members, $5 for students with ID; prices rise September 6. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @IABCNCTriangle.

September 11Raleigh Public Relations Society Annual Sir Walter Raleigh Awards Banquet, 6:00 p.m.  at The Cardinal Club, 150 Fayetteville Street #2800, Raleigh. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and the dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 6:45 p.m. Shae Crisson, WTVD anchor and recipient of many public relations pitches, will emcee and speak at the event. Cost: Members $40, guests $55, students $20. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @RPRS.

September 12 – TIMA Luncheon and Panel: Trends in e-Commerce, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh. Panelists Carly Varney, VP Marketing, A Southern Season; Brian Fentress, Manager, E-Comm and CRM Analytics, The Body Shop; David Workman, e-Commerce Project Manager, Delta Apparel; Anna Davidson, Manager B2C Products, Lulu Enterprises; and Moderator Jackie Jenkins, Product Manager at ChannelAdvisor, will talk about how they are using digital marketing tactics to grow revenue and keep customers longer. Cost: $20 for members, $35 for non-members; prices rise after 4/9. Connect on Facebook. Twitter: @TIMA_NC.

September 14Triangle AMA Social Media SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Capstrat, 1201 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members to discuss the latest trends and tips in Social Media. Free for members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

September 14Creative Mornings/Raleigh, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Hosted this month at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St. Monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. Topic presentation starts at 9:00 a.m. Free.

September 18 – AAF-RDU Mad Social, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.,  Spy Raleigh, 330 West Davie Street, in Downtown Raleigh.  The MAD Social is a casual networking opportunity at an economical price. Enjoy 60’s inspired cocktail specials, get information about our upcoming events and membership drive and be entered to win a door prize. FREE. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

September 19NC PRSA Professional Development Luncheon on Corporate Social Responsibility: The Value of the Investment, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh. Jessica Abensour, Vice President, VOX Global and Jennifer Greer, Staff Communications Program Manager, RTI International will discuss the importance of CSR programs and their ROI, including media relations results and value; and why businesses should engage in effective CSR programs. Cost:  $25 for members, $40 for non-members, $15 for student members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @NCPRSA.

September 19AIGA Town Square, 7:30 p.m. at Fullsteam, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, 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. Free. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @aigaraleigh.

September 25SEO – What You Need to Know Meetup: Everything You Know About SEO is Wrong, 6:30 p.m., location TBA. If you are still working an SEO strategy from 2011 you are in danger – so many things have changed over the last year.  We’ll review how the entire landscape of SEO has been turned inside out. Free. Host Phil Buckley is on Twitter: @1918.

September 25 (New date) Triangle AMA September Luncheon: How Engagement and Marketing Can Build or Break Brands, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Scott Stratten will introduce his newest marketing book, The Book of Business Awesome/UnAwesome and cover key business concepts related to marketing, branding, public relations, social media, human resources and customer service. Cost: $30 for members, $40 for non members; cost increases after September 19. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

September 26AAF-RDU Bee Inspired, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The Busy Bee Café, 225 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh. Baldwin& founder David Baldwin shares the creative, the philosophy and the work ethic that has taken them from zero clients in 2009, to Small Agency Campaign of the Year in 2011, and Advertising Age’s Small Agency of the Year in 2012. Cost: Members $25, non-members $45, student members $15. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @AAFRDU.

September 27 – Refresh the Triangle, Panel presentation – “Find Your Calling in the Web Industry: Connecting Students and Web Professionals“. 6:00-8:00 p.m. in 320 Brooks Hall, NCSU Campus, 50 Pullen Rd., Raleigh. Panelists include: Nate Hunzaker, Viget Labs; Marc Phillips, Relevance, Inc.; Richard Powell, Samedis Design; and Tim Swezy, timswezy.com. Moderated by Amber Howard, Ph.D. from the NCSU College of Design. Cost: Free. RSVP. Twitter: @trianglerefresh

September 28Triangle AMA Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at 8:00 ET at Brooks Bell, 711 Hillsborough Street, Suite 200, Raleigh. Join other Triangle AMA members who want to address the special concerns of B2B technology marketing.  Free for members. Connect on Facebook; Twitter: @TriangleAMA.

No Triangle-area marketing or program events in September (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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