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The future of Media of Birmingham

First call for volunteer board members

MOB audience

When we founded Media of Birmingham in 2003, it was our hope that this organization serve the needs of our community and our industry through networking, camaraderie, training and discussion.

With just two of us working on events and membership, we’ve reached the point where we need to organize a core group of volunteers to keep the MOB strong into the next decade. That means more programming, better marketing and more consistent recruitment and dialogue.

This is the first step.

In the next few months, we’ll form and train a volunteer board and turn over the reins. You will have opportunities to plan events, recruit members, develop training sessions and panels, promote group activities and more.

But before that can happen, we need you to apply.

Please take a few minutes to sign up online if you’re interested. If you have questions, contact us.

APPLY TODAY!

Photo by J&M Photography and Design

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

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

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

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

Behind the cause: the Salvation Army Angel Tree program

On Dec. 15, Media of Birmingham is volunteering to help the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Find out more about the program …

The History of the Salvation Army Angel Tree

Along with the familiar Red Kettles, the Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree was created by The Salvation Army in 1979 by Majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked with a Lynchburg, Va., shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmas time.

The program got its name because the Whites identified the wishes of local children by writing their gift needs on Hallmark greeting cards featuring pictures of angels and placing them on a Christmas tree at the mall. Thanks to the Whites, who were assigned by the Salvation Army to the Lynchburg area at the time, more than 700 children had a brighter Christmas that first year.

Three years later, when the Whites were transferred to Nashville, Angel Tree was launched during the 1982 Christmas season. WSM radio, which airs the Grand Ol’ Opry, came on board that year as the first Angel Tree co-sponsor in the United States.

Because of the on-air promotion on WSM in Nashville, as well as national publicity on CNN and the “Larry King Show,” news of Angel Tree spread across the country like wildfire. Since that time, the program has grown to include Angel Trees in throughout the Birmingham area.

In 2007, The Salvation Army partnered with Fox 6 Gifts for Kids, a program designed to give foster children in the Birmingham metro area Christmas gifts. With this partnership, 7,113 children were helped.

Melissa Fierstine at Hands on Birmingham says that the Salvation Army anticipates helping more than 10,000 Angels in Jefferson and Shelby Counties this year. The Angels register in September and October to receive assistance.

Sign up today!

December events: Holiday Helpers and Holiday Jollies

Two great events on Dec. 15!

Daytime event: Holiday Helpers, a volunteer project

  • Tuesday, Dec. 15
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Salvation Army warehouse, 3500 Sixth Ave. S., Southside [map]
  • Free, but you must RSVP (else, $10 late fee for charity)

Give back in December! For our daylong volunteer event, we’re working with Hands on Birmingham to help children in need. It’s the Salvation Army Angel Tree project. We will sort, arrange and bag gifts and toys for children in preparation for distribution.

Here’s how to help:

  1. Register for one or more 90-minute shifts to work on Dec. 15.
  2. Dress for the warehouse: You might get dirty or chilly. And comfortable shoes will feel great on concrete!
  3. Please show up 15 minutes early for your shift.

Note: You must RSVP for this event. Late registration is $10 plus service charge.

Please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 14, noon.

Evening event: Holiday Jollies, our monthly mixer

  • Tuesday, Dec. 15
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Taziki’s Greek Fare, 301 18th St. S., Southside [map]
  • Free, but you must RSVP (else, $10 late fee for charity)

Don’t let the year end without wishing your MOB friends Merry Christmas. We’re celebrating at Taziki’s Greek Fare on Southside.

  • $1 domestic beers!
  • specials on appetizers!

Note: You must RSVP for this event. Late registration is $10 plus service charge.

Please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 14, noon.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Taziki’s Greek Fare and W Social Marketing.

Note: Ticket revenue goes to the Salvation Army, not Media of Birmingham.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

Taziki's Greek Fare W Social Marketing

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Thanks to J and M Wedding Photography

Photographers still needed for upcoming events

Thank you to J & M Wedding Photography for volunteering to shoot our February and April events. We’ve added their banner to our sponsors on the sidebar at right.

We still need volunteer photographers for …

  • Dec. 15, 2009
  • Jan. 19, 2010
  • March 16, 2010

Keep in mind that while we typically meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a few of these meetings may end up as lunchtime or breakfast events.

Those interested
should fill out this form
by Dec. 5.

We’ll notify you of the final schedule. Also, as our thanks, we’ll post a link to your business on our site and in our event promotions.

If you have questions, please contact us.

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.

shift-workspace-logo W Social Marketing

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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

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

Event photographers wanted

As we meet each month, we’d like to have a volunteer photographer on hand to document the event and share photos on our site.

We’re currently assigning volunteers for the next 6 months:

  • Nov. 17, 2009
  • Dec. 15, 2009
  • Jan. 19, 2010
  • Feb. 16, 2010
  • March 16, 2010
  • April 20, 2010

Keep in mind that while we typically meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a few of these meetings may end up as lunchtime or breakfast events.

Those interested should fill out this form
by 5 p.m. CDT Nov. 13.

We’ll notify you of the final schedule. Also, as our thanks, we’ll post a link to your business on our site and in our event promotions.

If you have questions, please contact us.

October event: Mellow Out October

Mellow Mushroom

  • October event: Mellow Out October
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Mellow Mushroom, 1200 20th St. S., Southside [map]
  • $3 (which entitles you to “$3 off coupon” at the door)

Ready to Mellow out?

It’s the Media of Birmingham October networking mixer at Mellow Mushroom, in Five Points South. Grab a beer or other beverage, and jump into a conversation. It’s 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Drink specials:

  • $2.50 Pints
  • $4 Jaeger
  • $4 Gran Marnier

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. Registered guests will receive a “$3 off coupon” at the door upon sign-in.

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

Reserve your spot

Special thanks to our sponsors, Mellow Mushroom and W Social Marketing.

Note: Ticket revenue goes to Mellow Mushroom, not Media of Birmingham.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

W Social Marketing

P.S. Please join our free mailing list for all the updates straight to your In box.

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

September event: If You Were in Their Shoes

  • September event: If You Were in Their Shoes
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • O Kafés, 2901 Second Ave S., Pepper Place, Lakeview [map]
  • Free

What’s wrong with your industry? And more importantly, if you were the boss, how would you fix it?

Now it’s up to you.

We’ll have four-person table discussions on how you would fix problems in your industry, whether it’s marketing, print journalism, TV news or anything else. Share, learn and take away some ideas for your boss.

[You can pick the topics and format in this quick survey!]

It’s the Media of Birmingham September networking mixer at O Kafés, at Pepper Place in Lakeview. Grab a beer or wine, and jump into a conversation.

  • 5:30-6: – Networking
  • 6-7:30: Table discussions

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 free.

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

Reserve your spot

Special thanks to our sponsors, O Kafés and W Social Marketing.

Questions? Contact us or leave a comment.

O Kafés, Birmingham, Alabama W Social Marketing

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