Summer is here and Portland is bustling with marketing events this month. These long summer days provide many opportunities for networking and learning about the latest trends in online marketing and social media. Check out TMMPDX.COM’s picks for the top marketing events in June:
1) Online Marketing Summit – Monday June 29th, 8:00am-6:30pm
Event Schedule and Session Details: http://www.onlinemarketingsummit.com/cities_and_agendas/portland.php
Hotel Monaco, 506 SW Washington, Portland
The Online Marketing Summit provides attendees with the knowledge needed to execute the known best practices in Online Marketing. The Event include hands-on workshops, on-site usability and SEO labs, thought-leadership presentations, and peer-to-peer collaboration on the subjects of social media strategies, search engine optimization (SEO), paid search marketing, website usability, web analytics and tracking, email marketing, content management, integrated marketing, and behavioral targeting. Hear presentations from featured speakers Jeanniey Mullen, CMO of Zinio & Founder of the Email Experience Council, Eric Peterson, CEO of Web Analytics Demystified, Debbie Qaqish, Chief Revenue Officer at Pedowitz Group, Ray “Catfish” Comstock, Senior SEO Strategist at BusinessOnline, Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOMoz, Eric Anderson, VP of Emerging Media at Whitehorse, and Scott Roth, Director of Product Marketing at ExactTarget. Registration is required, cost is $195-$235.
2) Forward ’09: Brandologie – Wednesday June 3rd, 7:00am-5:30pm
Event Schedule and Session Details: http://forwardama.com/event-information/schedule-forward.php
The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland
Forward ’09: Brandologie is the latest in a series of annual professional development conferences held each spring in Portland by the American Marketing Association. The AMA Oregon’s annual conference attracts hundreds of senior-level marketing professionals from Oregon, Washington, California and Vancouver B.C. This year’s theme is all about the science of branding – or “Brandologie.” Two conference tracks will explore Innovation and Knowledge. Branding experts from around the globe will provide attendees with tools to keep their brand relevant. Registration is required, cost is $99.
3) “Who Killed Social Media?”A Panel Discussion On Social Media Vs. The Social Web – Thursday June 4th, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Event information and panelist bios: http://bit.ly/NemoPanel
Nemo HQ, 1875 SE Belmont St, Portland
Integrated marketing agency, Nemo, has partnered with group Y of Carlsbad, California, to host a panel discussion focused on incorporating and effectively implementing social web strategies in the marketing mix. Included on the panel are Tony Welch, Web, Community and Social Media strategist from Hewlett Packard; action sports industry veteran Lee Crane, James Todd of Twine, Lead Information Architect at K2 Sports and creator of Ridertech, Matt Savarino, and Nemo’s own Dave Allen, founder of the music site Pampelmoose.com, Director of Insights and Digital Media and Community Director at Nemo and founding member of the band Gang of Four. The moderator Marshall Kirkpatrick, Vice President of Content Development, and lead writer for ReadWriteWeb, will navigate the panelists through the world of the Social Web as it is today, and where it will lead in the near future, as well as a discussion on how to use the Social Web to communicate one-on-one with customers to help achieve the holy grail of brand loyalty. Registration is required, cost is $20. Beer, wine and refreshments will be provided.
Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy of Oregon and get some search engine marketing tips and tactics that you can implement immediately. While introducing these marketing techniques, she will also give you a brief overview of what you will learn in the “Ultimate SEO Mastery Workshop” coming in July. If you have been thinking about taking the class or just want information on SEO basics, this is one hour you don’t want to miss. This event is free. Registration is requested.
If you are a service professional or have a product you want to sell (or are currently selling), this night is for you! One of the biggest questions entrepreneurs ask is: How can I make more money doing exactly what I love, and furthermore, what are the steps? Find out from the super savvy, Gina Ratliffe, a nationally known motivational speaker, radio talk show host, and professional Life and Success Coach. As the founder of www.EstherExperience.com, Gina has created products, programs and services to help women create the lives they want financially, emotionally, and spiritually, while embracing their femininity. She has studied with some of the world’s most successful and influential people while working at the White House, the Supreme Court, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and with best-selling author Marianne Williamson. Learn the exact internet structures you must have to automate your business, create passive income, market yourself and your business worldwide, build a massive mailing list, and generate consistent money. Before the event, The Savvy Collaborative members can have their websites reviewed by Gina on the Savvy Network and some of the websites will be used as test cases at the event. Registration is required, cost is $5 for Members, $20 for Non-Members.
If you attend PDX Lunch 2.0, you’ve probably heard about Open Source Bridge, the volunteer-run conference dedicated to open source citizenship that’s happening June 17-19 at the OCC. Rather than co-opting another Lunch 2.0 to promote the conference, they’re teaming up with Webtrends, one of the conference’s sponsors, to fill your ears with open source goodness and your belly with yummy food. Come by to mix and mingle with your Twitter pals, meet some new folks, and hear all about Webtrends and open source.
7) Mastering Your Marketing Message – Session One: Friday June 5th, 8:30am-11:00am & Session Two: Friday June 19th, 8:30am-11:00am
The Writer’s Dojo, 7518 N. Chicago Ave, Portland
Session One of Master Your Marketing Message will focus on Words that Work. Uncover the deeper story of your business and brand, and gain the tools to craft copy, content, tag lines and more. Led by professional writer and marketing consultant Dave Jarecki, of Breakerboy Communications, this workshop will benefit you even if you “don’t like to write”. Discover your unique brand position, unlock your Power Words to attract your most ideal clients, craft your strategic marketing statement, and find the emotional phrases that will create more persuasive website copy, one sheets, and sales presentations.
Session Two of Master Your Marketing Message will help you take your communication skills to the next level. Learn the secret to a well-trained memory so you can internalize your marketing message, power words, and deliver presentations without notes. Learn how memory training can help you instantly recall your materials and deliver any speech easily without notes. Also learn how to instantly recall your Power Words, improve introductions and increase your ability to recall names at networking events. Registration is required, cost is $249-$349.
8 ) AMA Oregon Presents: Connect Networking 5; Sustainable Networking Event – Tuesday June 23rd, 5:30pm
Keen Footwear HQ, 926 NW 13th Ave, Suite 210, Portland
The American Marketing Association is hosting a networking mixer open to the public. Enjoy live music, beer and refreshments. All attendees will be entered to win the special door prize – a networking lunch with a connected, creative CEO at McCormicks. Space is limited so registration is required. Cost is $10.
CubeSpace Entrepreneurial Series is designed to support Portland’s microbusiness community by helping owners get access to industry professionals and the resources they need, all at reasonable prices. It can be challenging for small business owners to find the right experts to answer their questions, or to provide needed services at reasonable prices. On the first and third Friday of every month, Peter Korchnak of Semiosis Communications will be available to chat about your marketing needs. You choose the topic, you choose the questions. This free marketing consultation open to the public.
10) Avvo Marketing Seminar Series: Tips From the Experts - Tuesday June 9th, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown, 319 SW Pine Street
Marketing for lawyers is moving online at a rapid clip, and it is important for all rainmakers (or aspiring rainmakers) to harness the power of the Internet and Social Media Marketing. Learn online marketing techniques from the experts – lawyers and marketing consultants that use the web every day to generate new clients and maintain their existing ones. Presenters include Mark Britton, founder/CEO/president of Avvo, a 17-year lawyer with deep experience in the legal and e-commerce industries and author of a bi-weekly column on legal marketing for Law.com’s Legal Technology Blog; Conrad Saam, Senior Marketing Manager at Avvo, who oversees the firm’s online marketing activities and has previously developed award winning websites and online content for clients including Disney, Ford, Lego, and Microsoft; Candice Aiston, Law Offices of Candice N. Aiston, who has successfully used social media and online marketing to generate clients. This event is free.
Category: Portland Marketing Events