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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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MAYOR BELL TO SPEAK ON TECHNOLOGY IN BIRMINGHAM AT ALABAMA SOCIAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION MIXER JULY 13


  • Wednesday, July 13
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Old Car Heaven, 115 35th St. S., Avondale
  • Cash bar
  • Free!
  • RSVP: alsocme.com
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham mayor William Bell will address the state of technology in the city at the Alabama Social Media Association’s first ever Tech Tweetup. The July 13 event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature networking and a light dinner.


“ALsocme is proud to partner with the City of Birmingham, among others,” says Kristen R. Heptinstall, ALscome executive director. “And we’re thrilled Mayor Bell will be sharing the latest developments on Birmingham’s advances as a digital leader.”

The Tech Tweetup will be held July 13 at Old Car Heaven, 115 35th St. S., Avondale. Networking will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., with the mayor’s address from 6 to 6:30, followed by more networking until 8 p.m.

It is sponsored by My Green Birmingham (mygreenbirmingham.com), the city’s only green living site. A light dinner will be provided by catering sponsor Ted’s Restaurant (tedsbirmingham.com), a family-owned Greek meat-and-three restaurant and caterer on Southside. Cash bar will be available.

The Tweetup will also feature representatives from ALsocme’s 17 partner organizations.

Tickets are free, but attendees must register by visiting alsocme.com.

The Alabama Social Media Association (ALsocme), is an independent, grassroots nonprofit group, open to anyone who wishes to share ideas or advance their knowledge of social media and how it is used by businesses, organizations, and consumers. Its mission is education: empowering people with social media tools and knowledge to help them meet professional and personal goals.

For more information, visit alsocme.com or email alsocme@gmail.com.

ALsocme executive director Kristen R. Heptinstall is available for interviews to discuss Birmingham’s role as a leader in technology. To arrange an interview or to set up event coverage, please contact Erin Street at e.shawstreet@gmail.com or (205) 249-0750.



See Jane Write Presents: See Jane Tweet!

  • Date: Thursday, April 28th
  • Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
  • Location: Matthew’s Bar & Grill, 2208 Morris Ave. (directions)
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP Required by April 26th to javacia@georgiamae.com

On Thursday, April 28,  See Jane Write will present its second event: See Jane Tweet!

See Jane Tweet is a seminar designed to help women writers discover ways to use Twitter and other social media tools  to promote their work, connect with other writers, and get published. Event speakers Erin Shaw Street and Kristen Record Heptinstall will also teach participants more about digital branding.

Erin Shaw Street (@erinshawstreet) is Associate Editor at Southern Living Magazine and board member of the Alabama Social Media Association (ALSOCME). She also has a thing for gold shoes. You can find her writing at www.erinstreet.com.

Kristen Record Heptinstall (@kristenheptin) is Senior Producer for Social Media and Community at al.com, executive director of the Alabama Social Media Association (ALSOCME), and a Walt Disney World fanatic. She blogs at southernwebgirl.blogspot.com.

See Jane Tweet will be held Thursday, April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Matthew’s Bar & Grill. This event is free but you must RSVP by Tuesday, April 26 to attend. To be added to the participant list simply email See Jane Write organizer Javacia Harris Bowser atjavacia@georgiamae.com.

See Jane Write is a networking group for female bloggers, journalists, and creative writers in the Birmingham area. Birmingham native Javacia Harris Bowser started See Jane Write in hopes of creating an organization that would enrich, support and promote female literary artists in the Magic City through workshops, seminars, and social events.

See Jane Write presents See Jane Tweet
at Matthew’s Bar & Grill, 2208 Morris Ave.
Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m.

6-6:30 p.m. — Networking (Time to grab some grub from the bar and mingle with other local female writers)
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. — Presentation (Erin and Kristen talk Twitter, digital branding and much more)
7:30 – 8 p.m. — Q&A session


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!

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October Event: Creating Professional Videos For Websites

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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.

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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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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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