However, if you are in the mood for a summer ROAD TRIP, we recommend the Online Marketing Summit in Seattle. The OMS 2011 Tour will is headed to the Pacific Northwest from June 22-24. Save 15% with TMMPDX promo code: TMMPDX15.
If you would rather spend time in your home town, we hope you enjoy Portland’s top ten marketing events:
1) AMA presents: “MOBILIZING” YOUR MARKETING MIX – Wednesday June 8th, 5:30pm-7:00pmLiving Room Theaters, 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland
Dinner Served at 5:30 PM. Presentation and Discussion from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2011 is truly shaping up as the “Year of Mobile.” For those of you that agree with the prediction that mobile marketing is finally here, this session will explore the key trends and tactics to improve your mobile marketing effectiveness. We’ll explore how mobile marketing fits into a marketing mix, focusing on mobile web design, local SEO, mobile advertising, location-based services, SMS/e-mail and mobile applications.Presented by Kent Lewis, President, Anvil Media, Inc.With a background in integrated marketing, Lewis left a public relations agency in 1996 to start his search engine marketing career. Since then, he has focused on helping clients solve business problems via the Internet. Lewis founded digital marketing agency Anvil Media, Inc. in 2000, to help clients grow their businesses via search engine and social media marketing. In 2008, he created Formic Media, a sister agency to Anvil, specializing in digital marketing and website development for small business. Lewis has worked at a variety of full-service agencies and was also Director of Marketing and Business Development at goodguys.com. He is Co-founder and Past President of emarketing agency, eROI, as well as SEMpdx, an SEM professional trade association. Lewis sits on advisory boards for emerging companies like ABCInvesting, NeutralSpace and Nozzle Media . He also speaks regularly at industry events and has been published in books and publications including DMNews, iMedia Connection, Online Marketing Connect and Portland Business Journal. Lewis is an adjunct professor at Portland State University, where he teaches an SEM Workshop. He and sits on the executive committee and board for SMART, a statewide early literacy program. In 1999, Lewis found pdxMindShare, a networking group and online career community, designed to help connect Portland- area employees and employers. He is the recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2004.
Registration Required, $20-$55
2) PSU presents: Digital Marketing Breakfast “The New World of Social Commerce” – Tuesday June 21st, 7:15am-9:00am
Portland State University, 1515 SW 5th Ave, Portland
The PSU Quarterly Digital Marketing Breakfast will focus on the exciting new area of social commerce. Wikipedia describes social commerce as a subset of electronic commerce, using social media, social interaction, and user contributions to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services. The term “social commerce” was introduced in 2005 to describe online collaborative shopping tools such as shared pick lists, user ratings, and other user-generated content sharing of online product information and advice. This has expanded to include social-shopping tools, social media optimization, and social advertising. The panel will feature local digital business and marketing experts who will discuss social-commerce examples and how they might connect to other types of commerce. These panels include presentations and Q&A to give local businesses and individuals valuable tips to use in business.
3) BizDev Seminar 3: Landing Page Testing and Best Practices – Tuesday June 14th, 8:30am-10:30am
The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland
Join Anvil Media, the Online Marketing company behind a host of well known local and national companies’ digital marketing campaigns, for a session about landing page testing and best practices. This session is the third in a three part series.
Registration Required, $45-$99
4)AMA MAX Awards – Thursday June 16th, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Urban Studio, 935 NW Davis Street, Portland
Amazing marketing talent from local creative agencies, in-house marketing teams, and freelancers will gather to find out whose marketing projects radiate with results, focused objectives, and astute strategies at the AMA Marketing Awards of Excellence. Find out who’s work will steal the MAX spotlight! Visit AMA MAX Awards to see the 2011 Entrants, Categories, and past winners.
Registration Required, $45-$75
5) SEMpdx presents: Advanced Google Analytics – Tuesday June 14th, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Portland Business Alliance, 200 SW Market Street, Portland
Do you know why you should create custom analytics reports? Do you know how? Do the words “advanced segmenting” make you ask, “WTF?”? If so, you will NOT want to miss the SEMpdx June event- Advanced Google Analytics. SEMpdx rounded up three of the regions top experts on Google Analytics for their last educational event until September. Mike Pantoliano of Distilled, Thomas Bofilevac of Mashable Metrics, and Carlos del Rio of Agillian will be presenting.Registration $17-$49.99
6)Lunch 2.0 with Portland Broadband Strategic Plan – Wednesday June 29th, 12:00pm–2:00pm
Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland
The City of Portland’s Broadband Strategic Plan wants to have you over for lunch to talk about “Connecting to Our Future,” and the initial draft of the strategic plan to provide Portland with citywide broadband. To read the backstory on the Broadband Strategic Plan, check out this blog post from Silicon Florist. Lunch 2.0 is a phenomenon that began in Silicon Valley. You can read about the history behind Lunch 2.0 at lunch20.com.
This event is FREE! Please RSVP if you want a vegetarian or vegan meal.
7)Pitch Club – Thursday June 16th, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), 1227 NW Davis Street, Portland
Want to practice your startup pitch in front of people who’ve done it before? Crave the harsh criticism of your peers? Need the validation of seeing what works and what doesn’t in other pitches? Bring your 3 minute pitch. Powerpoints discouraged – just pitch. Put your name in a hat and if it gets picked, you’re on. The first rule of Pitch Club is you HAVE TO PITCH. The second rule of Pitch Club is you HAVE TO PITCH. Then, answer questions and listen to painfully honest feedback from a panel of so-called experts. It doesn’t have to be your startup – pitch your blog, your ideas for turning cat feces into gold, or your plan for world domination.
This event is FREE!
8) Portland Business Journal presents: Fastest-Growing Private Companies Awards Reception 2011 – Thursday June 23rd, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland
This event celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in Oregon. The awards reception, with unparalleled networking opportunities, features presentations to representatives of the top 100 companies. More than 700 business executives are expected.
Registration required, $70, includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
9) OEN Webinar: How to Validate Your Market – Thursday June 23rd, 10:30am–11:30am
Your Computer, Anywhere
Are you thinking of starting a new company? Or already have, but sales aren’t what you think they should be? Are you questioning your market’s “readiness” for your products or services? Your company? If you are concerned about market acceptance – and want to learn how to quickly ‘identify’ how well the market will receive your product, don’t miss this webinar. Mark Paul, Managing Director at Synergy Consulting Group and the author of The Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide, will walk you through two (of the six) methods to help you determine if there is a market for your product or business – before you invest time and money developing products that may never be what the market wants.
Registration is Free for OEN Members and $30 for Non-Members
10)Portland Ad Fed’S PRAY FOR SUN EXTREMELY HAPPY HOUR – Thursday June 9th, 5:00pm-7:00pm
On Deck Sports Bar, 910 NW 14th Ave, Portland
It’s that elusive time of year where you can actually feel warmth on your skin, it’s Summertime! The rain is over (for now) and it’s time to reclaim those fascinating work relationships – it’s time for PAF’S Extremely Happy Hour Summer-style! Join PAF after work for a cool one at On Deck SportsBar. This is your opportunity to network, hobnob, & socialize with Portland’s Creative Services community. Forget the computer and bring the SPF, Extremely Happy Hour gives you the opportunity to communicate the human way: face-to-face. The PAF is Portland’s Creative Services; wouldn’t it be great to actually meet them?
This event is FREE for PAF Members and $5 for Non-Members