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Red Cross new media presentation at IPSA on March 4

“Blog it and they will come … From Face to Face to Facebook”

Osborne will show how the American Red Cross has to change with the times, trends and population. Osborne will review what they are doing locally, nationally and internationally to solicit support and update media outlets including the role of “new media.”

Osborne was formerly an award-winning reporter and videographer at ABC 33/40 and one of the founding members of the news team. He has worked 19 years in radio and television in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Alabama. Osborne was the first black on-air personality at WCRK-AM in his hometown of Morristown, Tenn.

In 2007, Osborne launched a new career with the American Red Cross as the organization’s Public Affairs Officer for the Birmingham Area Chapter. Recently he was promoted to the senior management position of Chief Branding Officer. In that role, he is responsible for, among many other things, internal/external communications, community outreach, media relations, website/social media content and serves as the agency’s representative with Project SHARE which helps elderly and disabled citizens with utility bills.

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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.

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

[photo by Elaine Faith]

January event: The Inaugural Happy Hour

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Barack Obama and George W. Bush

  • January mixer: The Inaugural Happy Hour
  • Tuesday, Jan. 20
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave. S.. Southside [map]
  • Free (drinks: pay your own way)

A new year, a new president. Come by Rojo on Southside to celebrate this historic day with the MOB. We’ll be in the party room, right entrance.

Join the MOB on Tuesday, Jan. 20, any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

We’ll have happy hour drink specials and inaugural fun.

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.

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

December event: The Day the Mirth Stood Still

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Robot

  • December mixer: The Day the Mirth Stood Still
  • Tuesday, Dec. 16
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Bottletree Cafe, 3719 Third Ave. S. [map]
  • Free (drinks: pay your own way)

Don’t let the War on Christmas, the economy, traffic, layoffs, deadlines, 401(k)s or anything else bring you down. Come by the Bottletree Cafe for one last blowout. We’ll celebrate, or commiserate, the year gone by.

Join the MOB on its new night — Tuesday — on Dec. 16 any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Merrilee at the Bottletree promises happy hour drink specials and holiday cheer.

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.

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

P.P.S. Stick around till 8 p.m. for Music Snob Trivia Night, hosted by Kim Waites and MOBster Brooks Brown. Just $2 to play … all proceeds go to Scrollworks. For more info, visit myspace.com/musicsnobbham.

P.P.P.S. Klaatu barada nikto, y’all.

November event: Fifth Anniversary Dinner

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dinner

Celebrate our fifth anniversary with a special dinner!

We’ll have the loft all to ourselves at Jackson’s Bar and Bistro [map] in Homewood, with a special menu and half-price drinks (except premium liquors).

Join the MOB on its new night — Tuesday — on Nov. 18 any time between 5:30 and 8 p.m.

You must sign up in advance on the Evite, no exceptions — capacity limited to 36, so reserve your spot today. You may bring up to one guest.

Signup deadline: Nov. 11 (after that, you’ll be placed on a waiting list).

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October event: Rep. Artur Davis on Election 2008

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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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September event: The Freelancers Forum

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It’s tough times for publishing — maybe it’s time to think about the next step.

If you’ve considered freelancing, but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got the panel for you.

Donna FrancavillaDonna Francavilla, freelance broadcast reporter/consultant

  • Owner, Frankly Speaking Communications LLC, providing consulting services, voice work, writing, ad placement. Besides reporting on some of Birmingham’s most prominent news stories, Donna is a radio and television consultant. donnafrancavilla.com

Julie KeithJulie Keith, editor-in-chief, Thicket Magazine

  • Thicket magazine functions in equal measures as an educational and entertainment piece, a journalistic road map of the state. Julie previously worked at Portico and Alabama magazines.

Jean McLeanJean M. McLean, freelance writer/editor

  • Freelance writer/editor specializing in corporate, construction, real estate, medical, travel, home and Christian interests. Regular contributor to Birmingham News, Portico, Southern Breeze, Samford University’s Seasons, Birmingham Home and Garden, Birmingham Parent and Birmingham Medical News, among others.

You told us you wanted more in-depth discussions and training, so join the discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Wine Loft downtown [map].

  • 5:30 p.m. — meet and greet
  • 6-7 — panel discussion

E-mail your questions in advance to us. The event is free and open to everyone.

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.

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

August event: Til Tuesday

Voices Carry

Time for a change — a big change.

You told us when to meet, and from now on, we’ll gather on Tuesdays!

The MOB meets on Tuesday, Aug. 19, for our monthly mixer. Head over to Matthew’s Bar and Grill on Morris Avenue [map] for a summer closeout blowout. Join us anytime from 5:30 to 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.

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

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Photos from Shades of Grey

Thanks to all who came out in triple-digit temps for our July mixer at Grey House Grille. Check out these photos of our sojourn at SoHo.

More summer fun on the way from the MOB …

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