Summer is officially here and TMMPDX has the events that you can’t miss out on in July. Whether you’re looking to develop your marketing skills or just wanting to keep up with the latest ideas and innovations, these events are sure to educate and inspire you.
1) Portland Ten Skill Development Workshop 8: Creative Marketing – Friday, July 2nd, 4:00pm -6:00pm
Willamette University Portland Center 1120 NW Couch Street, Suite 450 Portland, Oregon 97209
Need help understanding creative marketing and the strategy required to build brands that excite people? Insider Marketing, Inc. with Kathy McAllister & Jerry Ketel will help you to understand “Creative Marketing” for your business.
Workshops will be held at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch, suite 450) every Tuesday from 3-5pm and every Friday from 4-6pm until Friday, August 27.
Passes can be purchased at the door before each workshop. A pass for any single workshop can be purchased for $20, a pass for a series of three workshops can be purchased for $50, and a pass to attend the complete summer series of workshops can be purchased for $200.
2) What Can We Learn From Hugh Hefner About Online Community Management? – Tuesday, July 13th, 11:30am-1:0pm
Bridgeport Brewery 1313 NW Marshall Street Portland, OR 97209
Managing an online community is like hosting a great party, it takes planning, promotion, and organization. The attention paid to greeting guests, making introductions, serving meaningful tidbits, addressing guest questions, and making sure everyone is comfortable and engaged is all a part of nurturing that community. Join Aaron Tersteeg, Community Manager at Intel Software, as he shares tactics for building great online communities.
Attendees will learn:
• Techniques for improving the level of online engagement and member support .
• “To-dos” and “not to-dos” based on examples from other successful and not so successful online communities .
• How-to leverage the online communities that you belong to or manage.
Tickets start at $20
There is big change happening in technology and the way people access information, and open source is making it happen. Cloud computing is transforming our toolkit, from NoSQL to systems management. Mobile services are growing exponentially, set alight by Android and iPhone. New languages and APIs are flourishing. Developers must adapt to a rapidly evolving platform, which open source is the key to managing and steering. Register Now for OSCON Tickets start at $595
Join CRAVEportland and branding agency, Riley Weiss, for an interactive conversation on branding snafus + best practices. We’ll ask tough questions, help you make sense of the answers and show how to build a strong brand foundation. Through local case studies, Little Urbanites and Mabel & Zora, you’ll learn the importance of consistent messaging, knowing your audience, and understanding how people may perceive your brand.
Of course we’ll throw in a little fun, plus give you time to reflect on the day with your peers at a networking cocktail reception post-session sponsored by Pravia Wines! See you there.
Tickets start at $25
The Community Leadership Summit 2010 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.
The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.
At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2010 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.
FREE, Requires Registration
6) pdxMindShare – Wednesday July 21, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Paddy’s Bar & Grill, 65 SW Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97204
pdxMindShare is a Portland, Oregon networking organization that specializes in connecting qualified professionals with interested companies through email job postings and a monthly networking event. Whether you’re a business professional looking for a job, an employer looking for qualified candidates or just simply looking to enhance your career through networking, pdxMindShare is your resource.
One of Portland Business Alliance’s most popular networking programs, Business Leads Exchange is geared toward building lasting business relationships and sharing valuable business leads. This program consists of a sponsor presentation, small group break-out sessions of focused networking, and facilitated group discussion on various business-relevant topics. It is held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Over 75+ members attend; the Business Leads Exchange is an effective means for participants to grow their business.
Tickets start at $5 for members and $15 for non-members
8)Meet the Media Networking Event – Thursday July 22nd 4:00pm-6:00pm
1309 NW Hoyt at 13th, Portland
Network with us & meet the reporters that put together the most important business news in the Portland metro area. Find out how a reporter chooses a story, how to make the Top 25 Lists, and how to nominate your company for an award.
Please join the Portland Business Journal for a happy hour networking event on Thursday, July 22 from 4pm to 6pm at the Paragon, in the heart of The Pearl. Enjoy crowd pleasing favorites will be presented by the Paragon. Tickets: $15 if preregistered before July 15. $20 July 16 through the day of the event. Space is limited so register early.
July’s SEMpdx networking event promises to be a good one, as we try out a new venue. There’s no charge to attend this one, and no “education” beyond that which you’ll get from hobnobbing with the smartest internet marketers in Portland.
10)“Buzz On a Budget: PR Tools for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs” – Thursday July 15th
LT Public Relations recently introduced its proprietary workshop, “Buzz On a Budget: PR Tools for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.” The four-hour workshop is designed to equip small businesses with tailored public relations strategies and tactics that can help significantly—yet inexpensively—raise awareness, complement the brand, and meet business objectives. The ability to clearly and consistently communicate a company’s brand is important to the success of any business. Today’s businesses are challenged with determining the most direct and economical mediums to communicate their message—e.g. traditional media (TV, radio, print), social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn), etc. The “Buzz On A Budget” workshop will help participants:
- Strengthen their brand and increase sales through public relations.
- Identify and pursue PR opportunities that directly and positively impact their business objectives.
- Capitalize on the numerous new PR tools currently available.
Tickets start at $39