Summer is winding down and September is packed with Portland events for everyone from creatives to developers. Be sure to register early as many of these events will sell-out!
Come learn about the secrets of the creative process from the preeminent leaders in their fields. Recharge your imagination and then go and do likewise! In addition to many keynote presenters, there will be a panel, a reception and other networking opportunities. This years speakers include Dan Wieden, Bill Oakley and Teresa Drilling. Registration is required. Cost: $99
Wordcamp is a conference dedicated to WordPress developers, bloggers and enthusiasts. This year’s conference is sold out – however, sponsorships may still be available. Check out the FAQ’s for more information on how to attend this year’s event.
3) Interactive Marketing Strategies of the Portland Trailblazers, Tuesday September 8th 11:30am – 1:00pm
Bridgeport Brewery, 1313 NW Marshall Street, Portland
Dan Harbison, Director of Interactive Marketing for the Trailblazers, will talk about how the Trail Blazers have used various interactive strategies in connecting the organization with their fan base in a time when budgets are getting tighter. He plans on covering the likes of niche social networking, Twitter, Facebook, mobile marketing and whatever has popped up between writing this synopsis and the actual presentation. Harbison plans on having a rapid paced interactive presentation for the “attention challenged,” so please come prepared with either your right hand raised or a cell phone to Tweet comments. Cost $20 – $55, registration required.
4) Brand Artistry: A Fieldguide to the Art of Branding, Friday September 11:30am – 2:00pm
Bridgeport Brewery, 1313 NW Marshall Street, Portland
Designed to lay a strong foundation for thinking about brands artistically and crafting a platform for bringing new insights to life. Discovery techniques will be illustrated with case studies, but also with hands-on application so bringing a brand to work on is advised. Seniors benefit from focused time and interaction with other creative strategists. Cost $40 – $60. Registration recommended as only a few tickets will be available at the door.
5) DesignSpeaks Series: Jelly Helm, Thursday, September 17, 2009 7pm – 9pm
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland 403 SW 10th Ave and Stark, Portland
What’s happening with the business of advertising? What will the post-consumer economy look like? What is going on in sustainability? Jelly Helm is the first to admit that he doesn’t know. But that’s not going to stop him from speculating about it in public, to anyone willing to pay for it. In the spirit of Designspeaks, Jelly’s presentation will be full of cockamamie theories, wishful thinking and (at least some) poetry. He may also give us a sneak peek of the new work he’s done with the Oregon Council for the Humanities, and get all frothy about his newest client, Wikipedia. You’ll be anything but disappointed. Cost: $5 – $20, registration recommended.
Local search is essential for any brick and mortar business and David Mihm is Portland’s resident expert. David always provides top-notch and current information essential for capturing local traffic for your website and business. We were fortunate enough to sit down with David recently to discuss Local Search tips in a TMMPDX Marketing Innovator’s Podcast. Cost: $10 – $35, regisitration recommended.
Join Techstart and over 300 technology and business professionals and educators for a night of celebration, wine tasting, fine food and fun!
This year’s event features Mediterranean fare, an exciting live auction and raffle and wines from the Pacific Northwest. Interact with students who are thriving today thanks to TechStart programs and see their projects first-hand! Cost: $160, registration required.
8) The New Media Mix: How is Social Media Transforming Marketing Spend and Ad Buys, Tuesday September 29th 11:30 – 1:30pm
EcoTrust in the Pearl, 721 NW 9th Ave Portland
Marketers are seeing an acceleration in the focus on, and budget for, Social Media Marketing. But media planners and buyers have always considered a media mix that includes a wide variety of channels, formats and audiences. What makes Social Media planning different (or not), and how is it affecting a brand’s integrated marketing spend?
In this session, we’ll hear from advertisers and media planners first- hand regarding their current experiences and future predictions for the “New Media Mix”. Cost: $40 – $65, registration recommended.
9) OEN PubTalk™ – What does Entrepreneurship look like?, Wednesday September 09th, 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Bridgeport Brewery, 1313 NW Marshall Portland
What does entrepreneurship in Oregon look like? Join OEN at Bridgeport Brewpub and witness the wide variety. This event highlights a sampling of companies that have made the most of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network programs as well as companies that have flourished from Mercy Corps NW programs.
Successful start ups come from a wide range of backgrounds. Whether they receive $100K+ in angel investment or a $10K micro finance loan – they all add to the diversity and strength of our business community.
On their paths to success, each of these companies faced many of the same challenges on a day to day basis. Come hear more about these companies and learn from their collective experience. It’s dynamic companies like these whose variety is shaping Oregon’s economic future. Cost: $15 – $25, online registration closes September 8th.
10) Social Media Marketing: Facebook and Twitter For Business, September 24th 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Zotta, 119 SE Main Street, Suite 202 Portland
Learn the most effective way to develop awareness of your products & services using Blogs and Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook. TMMPDX’s own Lisa Peyton will cover how a blog can help grow your business. Cost: $10, bring a friend for FREE. Registration recommended.
Category: Portland Marketing Events