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July event: Rogues and twits unite

Rogue Tavern

  • July mixer: Rogues and twits unite
  • Tuesday, July 21
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Rogue Tavern, 2312 Second Ave. N., downtown [map]
  • Free

Maybe you’re a rogue. Maybe you’re a twit. Maybe you’re just a media professional looking to connect.

Join us downtown at the new Rogue Tavern any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Happy hour specials? Yes.

High-gravity beers? Yes.

Food? If you buy it, sure.

Is there an e-vite? No.

Is there a twtvite? Yes. So if you’re on Twitter, feel free to RSVP on the official Twtvite and let your Twitter friends know.

(But no RSVP required for this event. But if we know you’re coming, you get a shiny pre-printed name badge! Leave a comment to RSVP.)

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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EXCLUSIVE: Magazine ad sales: Southern Progress loses 16.9 percent

Southern Progress magazine 2009 ad sales

Magazine ad sales for saw declines for all five Southern Progress titles comparing the first halves of 2008 and 2009, according to figures from the Magazine Publishers of America. The Birmingham-based titles — Coastal Living, Cooking Light, Health, Southern Accents and Southern Living — all saw drops in ad revenue from 8 percent (Health) to 32.1 percent (Southern Accents).

First quarter comparisons weren’t nearly as dire for Cooking Light and Southern Living, but Southern Accents’ ad sales performance has weakened in the second quarter. Southern Progress magazines lost 16.9 percent in ad revenues, earning $209 million so far in 2009.

Meanwhile, another Birmingham-based magazine, Hoffman Media’s Cooking With Paula Deen, had a 3.2 percent increase in ad sales comparing the first halves of 2008 and 2009.

U.S. magazines lost 21 percent in ad sales overall during the first half of 2009.

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June event: Keep Hops Alive

The J. Clyde

  • June mixer: Keep Hops Alive
  • Tuesday, June 16
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • The J. Clyde, 1312 Cobb Lane, Southside [map]
  • $1 (see note)

The hops have been freed. We shall enslave them again … in our tummies.

Join us on Southside at The J. Clyde any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Note: You must RSVP for this event. Admission is a paltry $1. You can pay with your credit card or e-check via Paypal.

(It all goes to Eventbrite, none goes to Media of Birmingham.)

Please RSVP by Monday, June 15, 5 p.m.

Reserve your spot

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Photos from the Redmont Rooftop Roundup

Redmont’s newly renovated rooftop bar, Above, was the perfect setting for our May mixer. Thanks to Gordon Bell for all the photography.

Be sure to check out all the great photos, and if you’re in them, let us know! (Or tag yourself in the Facebook album.)

Bob

Bob

Wade, Laura, Cary

Wade, Laura, Cary

Laura, Robert

Laura, Robert

Cary, Mykel, Ann

Cary, Mykel, Ann

Ray, Cutressa, Tim, Julie

Ray, Cutressa, Tim, Julie

Brent, Ray, Cherie

Brent, Ray, Cherie

On the Redmont rooftop

On the Redmont rooftop

James, Emily

James, Emily

On the Redmont rooftop

On the Redmont rooftop

May event: Redmont Rooftop Roundup

Redmont Hotel

  • May mixer: Redmont Rooftop Roundup
  • Tuesday, May 19
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Redmont Hotel, 2101 Fifth Ave. N., downtown [map]
  • $3 (see note)

We have a special rooftop celebration for May.

Join us downtown at the Redmont Hotel at the newly renovated Rooftop Bar. We’ll have great specials for our MOB friends:

  • Free appetizer for the first hour
  • $3 domestic beers
  • $5 wine
  • $5 mixed drinks

Special thanks to the Redmont Hotel for sponsoring this event.

Join us any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Invite your friends and colleagues in media (print, broadcast, online, etc.), public relations, advertising and marketing.

Note: You must RSVP for this event. Admission is a paltry $3. Then, bring your ticket for $3 off your drinks.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 15, 4 p.m.

Reserve your spot

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Magazine ad sales: Southern Progress slumps, Hoffman gains

cooking with paula deen cover

Magazines at Birmingham-based Southern Progress Corporation saw big drops in ad sales comparing the first quarter of 2008 and 2009:

  • -28.9 percent: Southern Accents
  • -26.9 percent: Southern Living
  • -11.4 percent: Cooking Light

But Hoffman Media saw an increase in ad sales during the same quarter for one magazine:

  • +14.7 percent: Cooking With Paula Deen

U.S. magazines lost 20.6 percent in ad sales overall during the first quarter.

Video from Recycle This Event!

Thanks to everyone who came out for our April event at the Barking Kudu.

Be sure to check out the video, and if you’re in it, let us know! (Or tag yourself in the Facebook version, if we can ever get it to upload.)

April event: Recycle This Event!

Update: See video from this event.

Barking Kudu

  • April mixer: Recycle This Event!
  • Tuesday, April 21 (Earth Day Eve)
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Barking Kudu, 2929 7th Ave. S., Lakeview [map]
  • Free (drinks: pay your own way)

It’s Earth Day Eve. Carols, presents, cards, stockings, but let us not forget the true meaning of Earth Day with these simple rules:

  1. Please reuse all banter and small talk.
  2. Save your beer bottles for funky vases.
  3. Keep the hot air to a minimum.

It’s the Media of Birmingham April networking mixer at the Barking Kudu in Lakeview. Enjoy Happy Hour prices and specials, whatever they may be.

Join the MOB any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the EventBrite invitation.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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March event: All the Way to Hoover

Wine'd Down

  • March mixer: All the Way to Hoover
  • Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day)
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Wine’d Down, Patton Creek, 180 Main St., Suite 212, Hoover [map]
  • Free (drinks: pay your own way)

Come all the way to Hoover to Wine’d Down in Patton Creek for our networking mixer. Wine, beer, martinis, Scotch — all available.

Join the MOB on Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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February event: Lunch for Success, Making Plan B

Urban Standard

  • February lunch: Making Plan B
  • Tuesday, Feb. 17
  • 11:30 a.m. – noon: networking
  • noon – 1 p.m.: lunch + discussion
  • Urban Standard, 2320 2nd Ave N., downtown [map]
  • Free (lunch: pay your own way)

Worried about the economy? Trying to survive a layoff? Looking for ideas on what to do next, or just some friendly support?

Join the MOB at Urban Standard at for our first ever lunch event, Tuesday, Feb. 17. We’ll discuss the job market, planning ahead, freelancing, networking and other strategies.

If you’d like to lead a discussion at your table, just contact us.

Anyone in media, advertising, PR and Web should stop by — please tell your colleagues, friends and enemies to join us. Complete details are available on the Evite.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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[photo by Elaine Faith]