This month’s marketing events are all about Internet Strategy, Networking and Workshops to sharpen your skills. Beat the heat by checking out TMMPDX.COM’s top marketing events in July.:
1) 6th Annual Internet Strategy Forum Summit– Main Program Thursday July 23rd, 8:00am–5:00pm; Internet Strategist Symposium Friday July 24th, 8:00am-12:30pm
Event details can be found at: http://www.internetstrategyforum.org/summit.
Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland
Gain actionable Internet strategy insights at the Internet Strategy Forum Summit on Thursday, July 23rd at the Governor Hotel. ISF Summit has become the Northwest’s top event focused on content for corporate Internet executives. The Internet Strategy Forum Summit is the premier annual conference from the Internet Strategy Forum, a national professional association for corporate Internet executives.
Attendees of the 6th annual Internet Strategy Forum Summit will engage with several thought-leading presenters from top companies such as Forrester (Jeremiah Owyang), Intuit, Xerox, Intel, WelchmanPierpoint and more. These experts will share their experiences and ideas on how to best leverage the Internet and integrate it into your overall business strategy. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking with corporate Internet professionals and Internet-related product and service providers.
Sample topics include “The Future of the Social Web” – based on a newly published Forrester report – presented by Forrester Senior Social Computing Analyst Jeremiah Owyang, author of the popular Web Strategy Blog (he is also ranked #29 on the AdAge Power 150 List and #2 on the Twitter Power 150 List); and “Successfully Combining Community and Commerce” from Intuit VP of Marketing, Sheila Tolle. In addition to the many keynote presenters, there will be a panel, lunch and a reception.
Also check out “The Road to Chief Internet Strategist,” an add-on career path symposium for corporate Internet executives on July 24th, the day after the main event!
Registration starts at $195 (early bird price). PAF members receive 15% off by using Discount Code “PAF”. To register, visit: http://www.internetstrategyforum.org/summit.
Ignite Portland 6 is happening Thursday July 16th, at the Bagdad Theater. Stay tuned to http://www.igniteportland.com/ for more details, and submit YOUR talk idea now!
Have you ever wondered what your boss really thinks of the job you’re doing? PAF is going to give you the opportunity to see what some of Portland’s most prolific agency chiefs expect from their Account Executives in AE BootCamp. This workshop is designed to give you an overview of today’s market expectations. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to tell the panel which topic needs deeper evaluation, making way for a future program to enhance your skill-set. The following topics will be discussed by the panel:
Peter Levitan, Citrus: Presentation and Meeting Management Skills
Phil Reilly, CMD Agency: Client Relationship Management
Jerry Ketel, Leopold Ketel & Partners: Managing the Creative Project
Rebecca Armstrong, NORTH: Strategy versus Tactics
Paige McCarthy, Grady Britton: Summation
Registration is required. The cost is $40 for PAF Members, $60 for Non Members.
Bring your business cards and introduce yourself to fellow Portland Tweeters! Hear national speakers and trainers Rich Fenton and Andrea Waltz while enjoying the coffee and treats of Sip & Kranz Coffee Lounge. This event is free!
Patrick Coyne, editor & designer of Communication Arts magazine, will be joining AIGA Portland for this very special Designspeaks to give us a look behind curtain at one of the most prestigious design publications of our time. He will discuss the history and philosophy of the magazine, how CA’s competitions work and how creatives are chosen for profiles in the magazine. He will also present a selection of award-winning design and advertising projects produced on limited budgets and discuss the future of creativity in the post-information age. Be sure to join us and have all your burning questions answered about the inner workings of this career-defining magazine. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot now. Members: $8 in advance/$10 at the door, Non-Members: $18 in advance/$20 at the door, Students: $5.
6) “How to Craft a Winning Entry” Workshop for the 2009 Spotlight Awards – Thursday July 9th, TBD
No matter the size of an organization, its reputation is often one of its most valuable assets. The job of guarding and enhancing that reputation many times falls upon the shoulders of those in the communications and public relations industry. And when an organization’s reputation drops, communications professionals are often called to help revive it. PRSA-Portland’s 2009 Spotlight Awards: Reputation Rebound will recognize the hard work and ingenuity of local communications and public relations professionals who produce outstanding and creative programs. These skilled individuals and teams help not only the companies they represent thrive; they also enhance the value of public relations as a profession.
To showcase a true reputation rebound, members of the award-winning Portland Trail Blazers communications team will be the keynote speakers at this year’s Spotlight Awards event in the fall. They will speak about how they helped the Trail Blazers manage what has been perhaps the greatest reputation rebound in the history of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
This year, shine a spotlight on your reputation by submitting your campaigns and tactics in the 2009 Spotlight Awards. Attend the PRSA Workshop on July 9th to receive tips on “How to Craft a Winning Entry.” Then join your peers at the awards event in the fall. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7) Portland Business Alliance presents Business Leads Exchange– Tuesday July 14th, 7:30am–9:30am & Tuesday July 28th, 7:30am-9:30am
Rose Quarter Rose Room, 2 Center Court, 4th Floor, Portland
Join us for the bi-monthly Business Leads Exchange, a fun and beneficial speed-networking event presented by Portland Business Alliance, Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. Advance registration highly recommended. Members: $5 in advance/$8 at the door, Non-members: $15 in advance/$20 at the door.
The Timbers Army extends an invitation to the Portland Beer, Blog, Tech & Tweet communities. Come join us in the North End of PGE Park to cheer on the Timbers in a match against the Puerto Rico Islanders. Kick off is at 7:00 pm. Pre-game “meet-n-drink” at the Bitter End Pub and the Cheerful Bullpen Tavern. Experience 90 minutes of singing, laughing, camaraderie and fun inside the Park (the Thirsty Thursday beverage prices help too). Then join the post-game party back at the pubs. Come celebrate our team, our town and the game we love! Tickets $11 advance; $12 day of game. For game info and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.portlandtimbers.com/
Pacific Real Estate Partners will be hosting the July installment of Portland Lunch 2.0 on July 15th at Jive Software. Lunch 2.0 is a Valley phenomenon that you can read about at lunch20.com, and we’re putting a PDX stamp on it. You can follow all things Portland Lunch 2.0 at the Silicon Florist.
10) CHIFOO Presents: Reading and Collaborating in a Digital Age– Wednesday July 8th, 7:00pm
Jive Software, 915 SW Stark Street, Suite 400, Portland
Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon’s (CHIFOO) July program will discuss reading as an inherently social experience: what we read and how we read it is shaped by who we know and the broader communities we belong to. Cathy Marshall will take a fresh look at the future of eBooks and how we get there from here. In particular, she will share some findings from a body of studies of reading-related activities (such as annotation and clipping) and will draw on her experiences with several generations of eBook products, including Microsoft Reader, ePeriodicals (a reader for magazines like The New Yorker and Esquire), and the Times News Reader (an RSS-based reader for The New York Times). Cathy Marshall is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. She was also a long-time member of the research staff at Xerox PARC. This event is free for CHIFOO members, $5 for Non-members.