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May event: iPad Mania

iPad

  • Tuesday, May 18
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Rogue Tavern, 2312 Second Ave. N., downtown [map]
  • $5

Apple has sold more than 1 million iPads to date, but what does it mean for your outlet, your clients and your audience?

We’re bringing in three Birmingham technology experts to talk about their vision for the iPad and how it relates to media and advertising businesses.

brian caubleBrian Cauble (@briancauble) is the co-owner of Appsolute Genius, an iPhone application development company in Birmingham. His other interests include promoting local entrepreneurship through Birmingham Entrepreneur, participating in social media and a huge attachment to college football. You may have seen his app reviews on Media of Birmingham.

John GarrettJohn Garrett (@garrett98) is chief strategic officer at Infomedia Consulting Group. Previously, he worked as a business consultant for Apple. He’s a husband and a father, as well as an avid poker player.

Jeff VreelandJeff Vreeland (@jvreeland) is a father, a husband, the owner of VM Technologies and a social media apprentice. He’s a contributor at political blog TechRepublican and has a personal blog, Social Jeff.

Join us at Rogue Tavern for happy hour specials, networking and a hands-on look at the iPad.

  • 5:30-6 p.m. — Networking
  • 6-7:30 p.m. — Table talks with each expert

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

Please RSVP by Friday, May 14, 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, May 14, 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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March event: March Mixer Madness

  • Tuesday, March 16
  • 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Café Dupont, 113 20th St. N., downtown [map]
  • Free, but you must RSVP (else, $10 late fee)

Join us for St. Patrick’s Eve mixer at Café Dupont downtown for drinks and networking with Media of Birmingham.

Special: 25 percent off for
MOB members during our mixer!

[Bar menu]

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

Please RSVP by Monday, March 15, noon.

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

Please RSVP by Monday, March 15, noon.

Special thanks to our sponsor, W Social Marketing.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

W Social Marketing

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January event: Going (to) Rogue

Update: See photos from this event.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Rogue Tavern, 2312 Second Ave. N., downtown [map]
  • Free, but you must RSVP (else, $10 late fee)

It’s either the latest 2009 Election Day or the earliest one in 2010. Either way, celebrate the end of campaign season with a drink before covering the election returns.

Start the new year with fun and networking with Media of Birmingham!

We’ll meet at Rogue Tavern downtown.

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

Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 18 (MLK Day), noon.

Note: You must RSVP for this event. Late fee is $10 + service charge; fees go to W Social Marketing.

Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 18, noon.

Special thanks to our sponsor, W Social Marketing.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

W Social Marketing

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November event: Video Made Easy

Update: See photos from this event and a wrapup.

AL.com

  • November event: Video Made Easy
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17
  • 7-8:30 a.m.
  • Shift Workspace, 2308 Second Ave. N., downtown [map]
  • $10, includes coffee and pastries

It’s our first morning meeting, and it’s going to be an eye opener.

Matt Cuthbert and Dennis Pillion of AL.com will show you how they shoot, upload and promote videos, and how you can, too. Ever wonder how you can use video to tell a story or promote a brand on your site? Learn how in our Nov. 17 workshop at Shift Workspace downtown.

Matt is the senior editorial producer and has been with AL.com for 11 years.  He oversees the site’s entertainment and living sections, acts as a liaison with the state’s three largest newspapers, manages the community blogs and writes a couple of his own.

Dennis is a sports producer and has been with AL.com since 2007.

  • 7-7:30 a.m. – networking
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. – presentation

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 $10, which includes coffee and pastries

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

Reserve your spot

Special thanks to our sponsors, Shift Workspace and W Social Marketing.

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

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Vodpod videos no longer available.

Tailgating at the Magic City Classic
Posted by Dennis Pillion, al.com on October 27, 2008 at 01:48 AM

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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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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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Photos from Rep. Artur Davis on Election 2008

Nearly 40 people attended our October event at the Redmont Hotel. Thanks to U.S. Rep. Artur Davis for talking about Election 2008, along with Anna Ruth Williams of Empower Alabama for registering last-minute voters.

Also, thanks to Christina Tutor and Rick Sutton for the photography.

And thanks to Cary Estes and Cutressa Williams and  for serving as our hospitality volunteers, and Chianti Cleggett and Atticus Rominger for setting up the event.

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.)

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Photos from the Freelancers Forum

We had our biggest event yet at the Wine Loft. Thanks to Donna Francavilla, Julie Keith and Jean M. McLean, our outstanding expert panel, and to Pat Richeson of Redneck Debutantes for the photography.

Also, thanks to Bob Farley for serving as our hospitality volunteer, and Chianti Cleggett and Atticus Rominger for setting up the event.

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.)

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October event: Rep. Artur Davis on Election 2008

Update: See photos from this event.

Rep. Artur DavisJoin us for our first keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis. With Election Day just two weeks from our next event, it’s a great time to discuss the state of politics 2008.

Rep. Davis began his service in the House of Representatives in 2003, which also marks the MOB’s founding.

Join the MOB on its new night — Tuesday — on Oct. 21. Our first event sponsor ever is the Redmont Hotel [map]. We’ll be on the mezzanine level in the Redmont Cafe, where you can enjoy a selection of wines and beers at our private cash bar.

Redmont HotelWith an 81-year legacy of style, elegance and fame, the Redmont offers luxurious hotel and residential living in downtown Birmingham.

This event starts earlier to accommodate Rep. Davis:

  • 5 p.m. – meet and greet
  • 5:15-6:15 – Rep. Davis’ address
  • 6:15-7 – more networking!

The event is free. Wine and beer available at our private cash bar.

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.

Our thanks to MOB volunteers Chianti Cleggett and Atticus Rominger for setting up this month’s event!

Here’s the press release [pdf].

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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