Portland’s marketing events for August include several great options to beat the heat! Keep cool at one of these fun and educational events including Search Engine Marketing tips, Twitter workshops and Speed Networking.
Join SEMpdx Tuesday August 18th on the roof of Hotel deLuxe in downtown Portland for an evening of “old school social networking” with representatives from:
- American Marketing Association (AMA)
- Portland State University: Multimedia Professional Program
- Social Media Club
- Oregon Entrepreneur Network (OEN)
- Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
- Internet Strategy Forum (ISF)
- Oregon Creative Industries (OCI)
- Oregon Columbia International Association of Business Communicators (OCIABC)
Be sure to reserve your space as this is a pre-register ONLY event. Unregistered individuals will not be admitted at the door. Cost: $10
David Veneski, America’s Marketing Digital Strategist, Intel and Alex Williams, Digital Communications Specialist, eROI, will spend the first portion of this workshop covering twitter basics from step one, progress through advanced twitter usage, and wrap up with innovative examples of how they utilize twitter to drive business and marketing objectives. With representation from both a client-side marketer and an agency marketer, you will gain unique perspectives specific to your needs, regardless of your role and area of focus. Cost : $20 – $55, register before August 8th for a discount.
Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy of Oregon and get some search engine marketing tips and tactics that you can implement immediately at this seminar.
You will learn:
• The difference between on-page and off-page factors and how to take advantage of them
• Usability Tips that will keep your visitors on your site
• What tools you can use to help determine the best course of action for optimizing your website
• Why it is important to understand search and where search is heading in the future
• Basic Actionable steps to implement immediately
Cost: Free, register for this FREE event at http://www.sea-oregon.com/upcoming-workshops/.
Leveraging the fundamental principles of Quantum Physics and Feng Shui, this workshop will focus on tackling the 5 enemies of creativity and outlining critical momentum-driving actions. The goal of this day is to kick-start the flow of ideas and give you the tools to turn up the volume. Cost: $40 – $60, register with the Portland Advertising Federation.
August kicks off with an eastside Lunch 2.0 hosted by Slate Technologies. Even if you’re not familiar with Slate, you probably know the team: Chris O’Rourke (@chrisorourke), Elizabeth Buckwalter (@elizabetcb), Daniel Erickson (@techwraith) and Jeffrey Erickson (@jeffreykaine). Lunch 2.0 is a Valley phenomenon that you can read about at lunch20.com. You can follow all things Portland Lunch 2.0 at the Silicon Florist. Cost: Free
Portland Ten, Stoel Rives, FundingUniverse, and NedSpace are hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 on August 26, 2009 at NedSpace in Old Town. From 12:00 to 12:45, there will be a livepitch session, which is free for anyone to watch. Regular Lunch 2.0 activity begins directly following the livepitching. Lunch 2.0 is a Valley phenomenon that you can read about at lunch20.com. You can follow all things Portland Lunch 2.0 at the Silicon Florist. Cost: Free
7) Speed Networking! Portland Business Alliance presents Business Leads Exchange, Tuesday August 11th, 7:30am – 9:00am
Portland Business Alliance Lobby Conference Room, 200 SW Market, Portland
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 every month. Over 75+ members attend; the Business Leads Exchange is an effective means for participants to grow their business. Cost: $5 – $20
8) Power Breakfast with Former CEO of Best Buy, Brad Anderson – Thursday August 20th, 7:30am – 9:00am
Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland
Breakfast with recently retired CEO of Best Buy, Brad Anderson. Cost: $35 – $350
Come see five companies put it all on the line in a speed pitching competition. In this competition, both the judges and the audience will tell the competitors if they’ve got what it takes to be a fundable company. A winner selected by the judges will advance to the first round of OEN’s Seed Oregon. The audience favorite will be mentioned on the OEN blog.
After the judges select the winner by voting with OEN Dollars, the judges will give feedback on each presentation, explain how they chose the winner, and answer questions from the audience and the contestants. Cost: $15 – $20
Join us for a pre-Pub Talk presentation and discussion by Brian Jasinski, Director of Business Development for Momentum Management Resources, Inc. Brian has a solid background and proven track record in training and recruiting through social media. He will provide insight into one of the fastest growing recruiting tools: social networking. Cost: Free
Other August Events
The Savvy Collaborative presents: Write and Make Money Now!, Wednesday August 19th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Souk, 322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland
Come join bestselling eBook and traditionally published author Julie A.
Fast and learn how you can tap into a new publishing opportunity. This
class will cover the ins and outs of eBook publishing as well as recording
books as mp3 files and publishing on the Iphone.
Julie A. Fast is one of the top mental health writers in the world with
over 1,000,000 books sold and counting! Julie is an author, speaker, radio
host and publishing consultant. Her books include Loving Someone with
Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re
Depressed and The Official Geezer Guide to Creating and Selling Ebooks.
Julie was a pioneer in the eBook industry and watches with fascination as
the publishing world changes from print to electronic products. She
believes that writers will soon record books directly to audio media and
ultimately focus on electronic self publishing with self hired PR agents
instead of only working with large publishing companies.
Julie teaches classes on Electronic Media and works with authors who want
to write eArticles and bestselling books. You can read more about her work