Category Archives: Our events

Media of Birmingham October Mixer

Media of Birmingham

October Mixer

  • Tuesday, October 18
  • 5:30 PM
  • J. Clyde in 5 Points South (1312 Cobb Lane)
  • Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided; drinks are on your own

Join us for an informal gathering on Tuesday, October 18 at J. Clyde. This will be a great time to meet other media professionals, discuss what’s going on in your world, and let us know what you’d like to see Media of Birmingham do this upcoming year.

Most importantly, bring a guest! Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by 5:00 October 17

Special thanks to our location sponsor J. Clyde

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March Event: Writing for the Web

  • March 22nd
  • 5:30 p.m. networking; 6:00 p.m. presentation
  • The Birmingham News (The Rhodes Room), 2201 Fourth Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • There is a parking deck diagonally across the street from The Birmingham News if no on-street parking is available
  • $10.00 (RSVP required)

Writing for the Web

How can you get more customers through your website?  Come to our workshop March 22nd “Writing for the Web.”

We’ll give you tips and advice on how to market your company or yourself through your website. Topics will include:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Branding & Messaging
  • Lead generation
  • Copywriting

Presented by Lisa Harris of Lisa Harris PR & Communications

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by 5:00 March 21

You must RSVP for this event–NO WALK-INS

Special thanks to our location sponsor The Birmingham News

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February Event: Video Made Easy

Media of Birmingham

February Event: Video Made Easy

  • Tuesday, February 15th
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • The Birmingham News (The Rhodes Room), 2201 Fourth Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Parking:  There is a parking deck diagonally across the street from The Birmingham News if no on-street parking is available
  • $10, RSVP required
  • REGISTER TODAY
Got Video?
Media of Birmingham’s February event will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating video for your website or blog. Our speakers, Dennis Pillion and Matt Cuthbert, both use video frequently on AL.com. You will enjoy learning how to shoot, upload, and promote video that will spice up your website immediately.
Dennis Pillion has been a sports producer for AL.com since April 2007.  He has covered everything from the BCS National Championship to NBA games. Matt Cuthbert has been with AL.com since 1998 and he is currently working as a senior producer. He manages AL.com’s community blogs and their outside media affiliations.
Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.
Please RSVP by 5:00 February 15
You must RSVP for this event–NO WALK-INS
Special thanks to our location sponsor The Birmingham News

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January Event: Personal Branding

Media of Birmingham

January Event: Personal Branding

  • Tuesday, January 18
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Intermark, 101 25th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • $10, RSVP required
  • REGISTER TODAY

Personal Branding: What, Why & How

Learn about the ins and outs of personal branding—what it is, why you should do it, and how to create a brand for yourself.

Our panel of experts include Ruwena Healy, Matt Havard, and Ralph Summerford. Ruwena, President of Marketing 24/7, is the go to person in Birmingham for personal branding. Matt, Manager of Recruitment and Training at the Birmingham News, will share his insights from the perspective of a larger, more traditional media company. And Ralph, President of Forensic/ Strategic Solutions, serves as a shining example of successful personal branding.

Bring your questions and notebooks–you’ll be getting a lot of useful information.

Join us Tuesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Intermark. Networking is from 5:30 to 6:00, and the program begins at 6:00.

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 17, noon

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. No refunds.
Special thanks to our location sponsor Intermark.

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The MOB December Mixer

Media of Birmingham

December Mixer

  • Tuesday, December 7
  • 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Pale Eddies Pour House, 2308 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203 [map]
  • Free admission. RSVP required by Dec 6th at 5:30 PM.
  • NO WALK-INS. Late fee $10.

Get into the holiday spirit with our December mixer. We’ll be at Pale Eddies Pour House in Downtown Birmingham.

Enjoy happy hour specials and invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Free admission but guests are encouraged to bring unwrapped toy. All toy items will be donated to YWCA Santa Workshop!

Register Today

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October Event: Creating Professional Videos For Websites

Media of Birmingham
October Event: Creating Professional Videos For Websites
Ed Hart, Presenter

  • Tuesday, October 19
  • 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Birmingham News, 2210 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL [map]
  • $5, RSVP required

Creating Professional Videos For Websites

Join us next Tuesday as Ed Hart presents a “how-to” on creating professional quality videos for websites. Moderated by Randall Vaughn, Ed will show us the ins and outs of online videos from start to finish.

Bring your questions and notebooks–you’ll be getting a lot of useful information.

Join us Tuesday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Birmingham News. We’ll network from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin promptly  at 6:30 p.m.

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 18, 6 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. No refunds.
Special thanks to our location sponsor Birmingham News.

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September Event: From Day Job to Freelance

Media of Birmingham
September Event: From Day Job to Freelance

  • Tuesday, September 21
  • 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL [map]
  • $16 (includes lunch), RSVP required

Transitioning From Your Day Job to Freelancing

Learn from fellow media professionals who left, voluntarily or involuntarily, their traditional day jobs and started their own businesses.

Atticus Rominger, Kate Darden, and Cary Estes join Andre Natta, moderator, to discuss how they successfully went from day jobs to being on their own. Bring your questions and notebooks–this is sure to generate a lot of useful information. (Also bring your appetite–lunch is included!)

Join us Tuesday, September 21 at 12:00 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Sunday, September 19, 6 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. No refunds.

Special thanks to our location sponsor Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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August event: The Birmingham Magazine Showcase

  • Birmingham MagazineTuesday, Aug. 17
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Infomedia, Teklinks building, 201 Summit Parkway, Homewood [map]
  • $10, RSVP required ($20 late fee)

How Can Traditional Media Co-Exist with New Media?

Learn from staff members at Birmingham Magazine as they demonstrate how they’ve incorporated social networking to engage readers online.

See how they got started with new media and what innovative tools lie in the magazine’s future including the new City Guide iPhone app.

Join us Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Infomedia. (See directions below.)

  • 5:30-6 p.m. – networking
  • 6-7 – Birmingham Magazine presentation
  • 7-7:30 – City Guide iPhone App presentation

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 13, 5 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS.

Special thanks to our location sponsor Infomedia.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Directions to Infomedia:

  • Take I-65 to Exit 256A, Oxmoor Road (Homewood).
  • Head west on Oxmoor for 0.4 miles.
  • Turn right onto Summit Parkway (just before Hamburger Heaven).
  • Head uphill, turn right into the Teklinks parking lot.
  • At the main entrance, we’ll be in the big conference room on the left.

July event: The Sparkbox Connection

  • Tuesday, July 20
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Sparkbox Coworking, 2309 Second Ave. S., downtown Birmingham [map]
  • $5, RSVP required ($10 late fee)

Coworking? Collaboration? Confession: These are terms you may not be familiar with, but our July event can help.

Meet the folks at Sparkbox Coworking in downtown Birmingham. Have wine provided by DeVinci’s Pizza, network with media professionals, and learn from Sparkbox’s members about their professional services and coworking life.

  • 5:30 – networking
  • 6 – table talks with Sparkbox members

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 16, 5 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. Late fee is $10; fees go to W Social Marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 16, 5 p.m.

Special thanks to our sponsors Sparkbox Coworking, DeVinci’s Pizza and W Social Marketing.

Note: Ticket revenue goes to W Social Marketing, not Media of Birmingham.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

W Social Marketing

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Directions/parking: You can park on the street or in the lot at the northeast corner of 23rd Street and Second Avenue South.

Entrance to Sparkbox (look for “Filament Artists” sign).

June event: Summertime in SoHo

Michael's Steak and Seafood Restaurant

  • Tuesday, June 15
  • 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Michael’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Aloft Hotel, 1903 29th Ave. S., Homewood [map]
  • Free, but you must RSVP (else, $10 late fee)

Get into the summer spirit with our June mixer. We’ll be at Michael’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, inside the Aloft Hotel in Homewood.

The happy hour specials:

  • $5 house wines,
  • $2.50 domestic beers,
  • $5 well drinks,
  • Half-price appetizers.

Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, June 11, 5 p.m.

Note: You must RSVP for this event — NO WALK-INS. Late fee is $10; fees go to W Social Marketing.

Please RSVP by Friday, June 11, 5 p.m.

Special thanks to our sponsor, W Social Marketing.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

W Social Marketing

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