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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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Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

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Food Blog South Conference on January 22nd

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New York Times food writer Kim Severson, culinary literary agent Lisa Ekus-Saffer to speak at New Southern food blogging conference

■FoodBlog South Conference
■January 22, 2011 @ 8 AM
■Woodrow Hall, 55401 1st Ave N [map]
■Individual Registration Cost – $135 [Register]  MOB members can save $20 by entering the discount code FBSMOB.

Food Blog South, a regional conference for Southern food bloggers, is set for January 22, 2011 in Birmingham, Ala.  Award-winning New York Times food writer Kim Severson, author of Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life will talk about food writing; and culinary literary agent Lisa Ekus-Saffer of the Lisa Ekus Group will talk about how bloggers can become cookbook authors.

The day’s sessions also include:
• Food photography and styling taught by Southern Living senior photographer Jennifer Davick and Southern Living food stylist and test kitchen professional Marian Cooper-Cairns.
• Marketing your blog with Christy Jordan, blogger at Southern Plate (averaging 13 million page views a month) and author of Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family (currently #2 on Amazon.com’s Southern Cooking, Food & Wine category)
• Making the most of social media with two-time Shorty Award winner John-Bryan Hopkins, “The Foodimentary Guy
• Recipe development with Virginia Willis, author of Bon Appétit, Y’all! and former Kitchen Director for Martha Stewart Living Television, and Alison Lewis, cookbook author and recipe developer for clients like Southern Living, Cooking Light, and Better Homes & Gardens
• A panel on writing and blogging about Southern seafood after the Deepwater Horizon explosion
• “Hungry for More: How Blogging Keeps Customers Coming Back for More,” a session on building food businesses with blogging, by Wade Kwon of Birmingham Blogging Academy.

The conference will be held at Woodrow Hall in the historic Woodlawn district of Birmingham. Discounted hotel rates are available at The Hotel Highland located in Five Points South, near a number of great restaurants including Frank Stitt’s Highlands Bar & Grill and Chris Hastings’ Hot & Hot Fish Club.

Sponsorships, which include workshop registration and display space, are available at several levels. “We’re especially interested in getting some up-and-coming food businesses as sponsors—the start-ups that are still in kitchen incubators that are doing great things that no one knows about,” Chavis said. “We’d like to connect bloggers with these new, great finds.” Sponsors will be able to attend the workshop, including a special session on blogging for small food businesses and restaurants.

Additional details and registration information is at foodblogsouth.com.

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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

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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.

REGISTER TODAY

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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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Want to sponsor a MOB event? It’s easy.

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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Want to sponsor a MOB event? It’s easy.

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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April event: Pollenfest 2010

Cantina

  • Tuesday, April 20
  • 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Cantina, 2901 Second Ave S., Pepper Place, Lakeview [map]
  • Free, but you must RSVP (else, $10 late fee)

Feeling yellow? Come on by the MOB mixer for April at Cantina in Pepper Place in Lakeview.

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

Please RSVP by Monday, April 19, 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, April 19, noon.

Special thanks to our sponsor, W Social Marketing. Also thanks to J&M Photography and Design for shooting this event.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

W Social Marketing

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Want to sponsor a MOB event? It’s easy.