This month, give yourself the gift of knowledge by attending a conference, unwrap new ideas at a workshop, and mix business with holiday party pleasure at one of the many networking events happening in Portland. Take time out from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and check out TMMPDX.COM’s Top 10 Portland Marketing Events for December.
1) Portland State Digital Marketing Conference – Monday December 13th, 7:45am-9:30pm
Portland State University – Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland
The Digital Marketing Conference spans all levels of online and mobile engagement. Now in its third year, the conference showcases success stories in digital marketing—addressing the needs of individuals and companies as they seek to use new technologies to engage and motivate their audiences, clients, and customers.
Jeremy Barnicle, Chief Development and Communications Officer, will share how he’s worked on behalf of Mercy Corps to raise private gifts, build relationships with corporate and foundation donors, and communicate the agency’s mission to the general public.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps helps people in the world’s toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress.
Jeremy joined Mercy Corps as Communications Director in early 2005, shortly after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami and in the middle of the unprecedented media and donor response it elicited. He most recently served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, overseeing public relations, creative services, marketing and mass-market fundraising, both online and offline. He has spent more than 15 years working at the intersection of media, politics, public policy and global issues. Prior to joining Mercy Corps, he ran a successful congressional campaign, worked as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, wrote for the Associated Press and consulted for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on media and public affairs. Registration required, $20 – $55.
WordPress is one of the most widely used open-source content management systems for blogs and websites. The reason for this is due to its out of the box simplicity, usability and variety of plugins that can make a webmaster’s life a whole lot easier. Need to enhance your SEO presence? Try using the “All in One SEO Pack” plugin. Are you looking to add an ecommerce shopping cart to your site? There’s a plugin for that too. The Formic Media team will walk attendees through the WordPress interface to show off its value and appeal, recommend specific plugins, review how to install it, demonstrate how to use the CMS, and more. Please sign up online, snacks and beverages will be provided. This event is FREE!
Social Media has become a very important piece of the Internet Marketing puzzle. In this five-hour Intermediate course, Colleen Wright of Search Engine Academy Northwest will walk through some critical components needed to create a successful Social Media campaign for any business. Seminar attendees will define goals and develop strategies for a Social Media Campaign, work hands on with the big three platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter). Colleen Wright will help demystify social media by explaining strategies and tactics that will help streamline and leverage social media efforts. Register online, cost is $199.
Join SEMpdx along with pdxMindShare for an evening of networking and socializing with local professionals from not only the internet marketing space, but from all sorts of internet and technology industries in the area. This event is FREE!
6) Portland Business Alliance Business Leads Exchange – Tuesday December 14th, 7:30am-9:00am
The Rose Quarter, 1 Center Court, 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 a facilitated group discussion on various business-relevant topics. It is held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. With regular attendance at 75+ members, the Business Leads Exchange is an effective means for participants to gain new leads that can help grow their business. Please support the Oregon Food Bank by bringing canned food to help those in need this holiday season. Registration is required, cost is $5-$15.
All are welcome to connect and cheer the end of 2010, the new beginnings 2011 has in store for us all. Designers, Print Producers, Mailers, Finishers, Suppliers and all who think Print ROCKS! are invited. No host bar, food & fun provided! Free for members, non-members $20.
Portland Connect is having its next live Network Group Meeting on Friday, December 10, at 8:00am. The meeting will be held at the Portland Business Alliance Conference Room, in the lobby level of 200 SW Market Street, Portland, OR.
The room will open at 7:30, so come early to mingle. Prepare a 30-Second Showcase – tell everyone who are you, and who you want to meet. Bring many business cards; hire someone; get hired; make a deal; meet a client; meet a vendor; connect others; get connected. FREE!
In the past, books were the primary way to establish credibility and spread a message. In the last five years, the number of tools for spreading ideas has exploded, creating a new whole set of questions.
* Do books still matter? What is the real potential for e-books?
* Should I pursue commercial publishing or self-publishing?
* What are the best ways for me to leverage digital media?
The goal of this event is to give each participant exposure to a wide variety of knowledge on the ever-changing landscape of publishing and help each attendee formulate the right combination of elements for their next step in publishing. Registration required, 2-day cost is $1000.
Join Colleen Wright of the Search Engine Academy Northwest and get some search engine marketing tips and tactics that you can implement immediately at this free seminar. Registration recommended, FREE.
Category: Portland Marketing Events