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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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Alabama PRSA teleseminar on Dec. 3

How Sustainable Word-of-Mouth Marketing Can Help Boost Your Bottom Line

Geno Church and Spike Jones show how to identify those brand advocates already speaking out on your word-of-mouth program. Build an effective, meaningful movement for your brand to directly impact your bottom line.

  • Who: Alabama chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
  • When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 3
  • Where: Innovation Depot, 1500 First Ave. N., downtown [map]
  • Cost: One can of food, to be donated to United Way Food Bank; food and refreshments provided, plus door prizes.
  • Also: 1.0 Continuing Education Credit
  • To reserve your spot: Register online or e-mail elise.hayles@luckie.com.
  • For more information: Visit the event site.

Freelancers unite for Vulcan Media Team

vulcan-media-teamWhat is Vulcan Media Team? A group of freelancers working in public relations, marketing and video production, founded by Scott Mauldin, who was laid off in March from NBC 13 (EXCLUSIVE: NBC 13 cuts another 11 positions).

Mauldin told the Birmingham Business Journal:

“I realized what talent they had and what trouble they faced finding full time work in this economy. It all started with a simple word-of-mouth idea.”

You can hear more from Mauldin in an interview from Local TV Now. (His segment starts at 18:46.)

What are other media refugees doing for their next careers? Let us know.

Next career: public relations

Birmingham journalists are facing tough times in the industry. Some are already out of work, while others are working harder than ever while facing budget and job cuts.

One option: public relations.

Washington blogger Lori Russo shares her ideas in a post called “Helping Reporters Out … In a Different Way” on her All Thoughts Considered blog. Russo worked previously as an assignment editor and sports producer at a Baltimore TV station. Now, she serves as vice president of Stanton Communications, a PR firm.

She lists attributes that journalists possess that would make them good PR practitioners:

  • Blinding Flash of the Obvious – You Know the Media
  • You Know the Anatomy of an Interview
  • You Know How to Sell an Idea

And she writes:

For journalists (or soon-to-be former journalists) looking to launch new careers, the field of public relations is a logical place to begin. Having made the transition from television to PR 10 years ago, I can confirm that there is a great deal of cross-over between the two industries and that a journalist’s skills translate very nicely into PR. We’re all storytellers – we just happen to be on different sides of the curtain.

If you’ve made the jump from journalism to public relations, let us know how it’s gone for you.

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.

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[photo by Elaine Faith]

January event: The Inaugural Happy Hour

Update: See photos from this event.

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.

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December event: The Day the Mirth Stood Still

Update: See photos from this event.

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.

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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

Update: See photos from this event.

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

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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