Libations & Donations with AIGA Charlotte
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Libations & Donations with AIGA Charlotte

‘Tis the Season for Libations & Donations!

Join us for AIGA Charlotte's annual Libations & Donations holiday party at Tyber Creek on Tuesday, December 6th, as we celebrate a very merry 2017 in the Queen City! This year we’ll be raising funds for the AIGA Design Continuum Fund, which supports local creatives who wish to pursue higher education in design.

Your $10 contribution at the party will go to fund a scholarship to a student in need – we will be awarding our very first scholarship in Spring 2018!

Attire is holiday festive.

Come join us to raise a glass and raise money for a good cause!

Register here!

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Tips For Building a Marketing Department From Scratch
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Tips For Building a Marketing Department From Scratch

Understanding how to view, build, measure, and communicate marketing initiatives and wins are critical to sustained success. What do shareholders care about? How do you best align with sales? What initiatives are worth your time? How do you best leverage both external and internal resources? These are all questions that Steven Zahurones and the team had to answer when they took on the challenge of bringing marketing to InteliChart for the first time in the company’s history.

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Digital Marketing: The Case for More Bad Ideas
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Digital Marketing: The Case for More Bad Ideas

Join us on Wednesday September 13 for a digital marketing event with Jason Keath at Union. Register here.

Having a system for creativity is overlooked at many agencies and brands because it's expected to be a given. That the people we hire are the creative process. Buying more whiteboards or just planning more brainstorms rarely does much to increase the creative ideas you're able to generate, as an individual or company. 

Jason Keath, founder and CEO of Social Fresh, flips standard creative thinking on its head as he makes the case for more bad ideas. Jason has worked with some of the largest companies in the world to train their digital marketing teams and design a better creative process. Learning how to define and encourage bad ideas across your organization will make your business more innovative and more successful. Innovative companies see an increase in sales, talent retention, and productivity. But it requires a commitment and refocus on creative culture. Do you have what it takes to invest in more bad ideas?

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Omni-Channel: Developing Digital Experiences that Support In-Store & Online Growth with Eric Hanson (Lowe's Home Improvement)
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Omni-Channel: Developing Digital Experiences that Support In-Store & Online Growth with Eric Hanson (Lowe's Home Improvement)

Join AMA Charlotte & Eric Hanson from Lowe's on Wednesday May 17 at The Unknown Brewing Co from 6:00-8:00pm. Eric Hanson is the Director of Digital Experience, Product Management and Omni-Channel Integration at Lowe’s Home Improvement.

One beer and food is included in the ticket price. Street parking is available.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Sprinklr, Wray Ward, Scott Brown Media Group, The Unknown Brewing Co. and Leland on Location.

Thank you to our annual sponsors: The Creative Group, Boingo Graphics, Charm Creative and Helio One Marketing Firm

Register here: http://bit.ly/2nhknwQ

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May
17
11:00 AM11:00

Cannes Film Critique

Artists and filmmakers gather to analyze and discuss The 48 Hour Film Project as a platform to grow visibility for Charlotte as a cultural center among the world’s largest film festivals.

Each year more than 130 cities around the world compete in The 48 Hour Film Project. Each city sends their winning film to Filmapalooza, The 48 Hour Film Project’s international film festival. 12-14 films are chosen from this festival to premiere at Cannes for a chance to win $5,000. Join our expert panelist to discuss elements of each film and why it was chosen among the best films.

Our goal is to put Charlotte on the world stage. It begins here tonight!

This event is free. Purchase preferred seating for only $5. This will put you closer to the front where you can add your thoughts to the discussion.

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Market Charlotte Dinner: CMO Panel on 2017 Marketing Trends
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Market Charlotte Dinner: CMO Panel on 2017 Marketing Trends

Join the Charlotte AMA as we host a CMO panel on 2017 marketing insights for this year's Market Charlotte event!

Parking is free. Dinner and open bar for beer/wine included. 

AMA Members, VIP ticket holders and AMA Sponsors - join us one hour early (starting at 5pm) for exclusive networking hour sponsored by Stephen Gould Corporation.

Discussion topics will include the collision of media and technology, Internet of things, innovation, customer experience and marketing talent. Last year, we attracted an audience of 100+ -- you can check out a video from last year's event above.

Panelists

Jenn Thompson McGuigan, CMO at the American City Business Journals 

Mark Ingram, CMO at UMS Results

Neal Davis, CMO at Dais X.

Moderator:

Laura Hudson, The Bald Marketer

Sponsored By

 
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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

AMA Digital Series - Google Tips for Optmizing Your Mobile Strategy with Amy Gold (Google)

Join the Charlotte AMA & UNION as we present our next Digital Series event - Google Tips for Optimizing Your Mobile Strategy with Amy Gold (Google)! 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ama-digital-series-google-tips-for-optmizing-your-mobile-strategy-with-amy-gold-google-tickets-30819750704

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Feb
22
11:00 AM11:00

AMA Luncheon: Visual Commerce - Converting Browsers to Buyers

Join the Charlotte AMA for our first luncheon of the year! We are hosting Dr. Nima Jalali from UNCC as he discusses his most recent publication...

Turning Selfies into Dollars

Visual social media platforms such as Instagram are on the rise, and photos posted by consumers on such platforms often include brands. Despite substantial increase in the visual user-generated content, few brands are incorporating these photos in their marketing efforts. Dr. Jalali discusses this new marketing opportunity for brands, and shares some insights from his research in this area.

Background

Nima Jalali is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Jalali’s primary research interests include social media and digital marketing. In his research projects, he utilizes statistical modeling to gain marketing insights from customer’s online activities, which potentially helps brands enhance their social media and digital strategies and tactics. Dr. Jalali received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Parking & lunch buffet are included in the ticket price.

Doors open at 11:00 am. Presentation will begin at 11:45 am.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ama-luncheon-visual-commerce-converting-browsers-to-buyers-tickets-31265209082

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“Marketing Speed Dating” Matching Your Passion to the Marketing Field!
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

“Marketing Speed Dating” Matching Your Passion to the Marketing Field!

The UNC Charlotte Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association in partnership with the Charlotte Professional AMA Chapter Presents: Marketing Speed Dating Matching Your Passion to the Marketing Field!

Talk to people in the following areas/companies

  1. Media- Noelle Frederickson, Retail Services, VAXN Promotion Manager, WSOC-TV
  2. Agency- Hannah Huffman, VP Pinckney Marketing 
  3. Analytics- Daniel Boyce, VP, Business Development, MSIGHTS
  4. Red Ventures- David Busshart, Campus Recruiter
  5. Marketing Generalist- Daniel Bliley, VP Marketing, Passport
  6. Sales- Brandon Bogan, Professional Clothier, Tome James Clothing
  7. Sports Marketing- Andrea Young, Wolfe Solutions
  8. Social Media- Kristen Miller, Digital Marketing Specialist for Retirement Clearinghouse
  9. Working on a Branding rep
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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Tips for Planning Your 2017 Digital Marketing Budget

Join AMA Charlotte and UNION as we host Cassie Bernat to discuss Tips for Planning Your 2017 Digital Marketing Budget.

Cassie Bernat is a social media marketing professional currently working as the Social Media & Content Marketing Manager at ACN in Concord. She has 5 years of social media marketing experience for brands like Chiquita, Fresh Express, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, and Rack Room Shoes. Cassie is originally from Indiana and is a huge Notre Dame and Colts fan. Cassie currently calls South End home and loves every part of the ever-changing neighborhood.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cebernat

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-series-tips-for-planning-your-2017-digital-marketing-budget-tickets-30819717605

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

AMA Silverbell Shindig Charity Mixer

Back by popular demand - the Silverbell Shindig Charity Mixer!

Join a mash-up of networking organizations as we make a difference in the Charlotte community.

All proceeds go towards this year's charity organization, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. The Ronald McDonald House is a "home away from home" for families of more than 3.7 million seriously ill children each year. Every night, more than 10,000 beds are available for families away from home receiving medical treatment for their children in 52 different countries. Partnering with the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte offers families of sick children in Charlotte-area medical facilities an economic alternative during short-term and long-term hospital stays as well as comfort and support during their difficult time.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silverbell-shindig-for-charity-tickets-27100275654

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Exploring Lead Generation, Budgets & Marketing Alignment with Hubspot!

Join us to hear from Jennifer Snyder from HubSpot. Jennifer is an agency growth consultant and senior channel account manager for the HubSpot partner team. Her role at HubSpot focuses on helping agencies to grow and expand their service offering by implementing integrated inbound marketing strategy and sales enablement.

In this workshop, you’ll discover how to create goals both teams can be accountable for, how to build and justify a marketing budget based on those goals, how to define marketing qualified leads (MQLs) and sales qualified leads (SQLs), how to incorporate lead scoring protocols, and how to refine your demand and lead generation processes to support a better sales-marketing relationship.

This workshop is important for any marketer - whether agency, enterprise, or business owner - who needs a better way to justify and show value in marketing spend, as well as a better process to close more leads into sales.

Big THANK YOU to our sponsor Pinckney Marketing for making this event possible!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-lead-generation-budgets-marketing-alignment-with-hubspot-tickets-29462216282

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Nov
10
7:00 AM07:00

Start Your Day with AMA (South Charlotte)

Join Wes Nguyen and the Charlotte AMA board members for your morning cup of joe! We'll be there to answer any questions you might have about the AMA Charlotte chapter's involvement in the Charlotte marketing scene.

Have an idea for us or want to become a committee member? We can chat about that, too!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/start-your-day-with-ama-south-charlotte-tickets-28559253496

 

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Nov
2
11:30 AM11:30

Learn About Becoming an American Marketing Association Member

Learn About Becoming an American Marketing Association Member

Are you interested in joining the Charlotte American Marketing Association? Are you already a member and want to be informed on how you can better engage and fully utilize your member benefits? Join us for a free webinar as we discuss the future of the Charlotte AMA. Here is what we'll discuss:
- Chapter History and Board Structure
- Local vs. National benefits
- Volunteer opportunities
- Upcoming programs
- Student chapters
- Q&A

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-about-becoming-an-american-marketing-association-member-tickets-28421452329

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Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

AMA Panthers Tailgating Party (Win tickets to the game!)

GO PANTHERS GO!!

Come cheer on the Carolina Panthers as they take on the Arizona Cardinals! The AMA and Southern Tier Brewing Company proudly present the first AMA Tailgate Party. We're firing up the grill (free beer and food thanks to our sponsor!), playing great games and watching the Panthers game all within a stones-throw of the stadium. Come enjoy the energy of the stadium without the crowds. Registration is free and we will be giving away free tickets to the game before kick-off!

Located in the parking lot in front of Hygge.

Parking is limited and Uber is suggested. This is a FREE event. Registration is not required.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Performing an SEO Audit with Sona Medspa’s CMO Rene Fielder and Digital Marketing Director Brett Lutz

The AMA presents a digital marketing focused event on performing an SEO Audit!

Doors open at 6pm and the presentation will start at 6:30pm. Join us afterwards at Unknown Brewery for a pint to discuss the presentation!

Light refreshments will be provided by our sponsor UNION.co.

Brett Lutz- Digital Marketing Manager | Sona MedSpa

Brett is a data-driven marketer focused on lead generation and measurable ROI through multiple digital channels and tactics including paid search, SEO, paid social, retargeting, and conversion rate optimization.  His diverse background in business development and B2C/B2B marketing in multiple industries provides a unique perspective into the customer journey and brand experience.  Brett is Google AdWords and Google Analytics certified and holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications from Queens University of Charlotte.

Rene Fielder- Chief Marketing Officer | Sona MedSpa

Rene has been involved in marketing and graphic design for over 15 years, working in both agency and in-house settings. She has a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has always had a passion for creative problem solving. Starting in 2011, Rene has built the Sona marketing department from just herself to a team of 5 talented marketers with a focus on lead generation through direct response marketing strategies. In her spare time, Rene volunteers with the Charlotte-based American Pit Bull Foundation, assisting with their design and marketing efforts as well as fostering pit bulls.

 

Parking: There is ample street parking.

Thank you to our host and sponsor UNION.co!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digitalsig-paid-search-with-sona-medspa-tickets-28269177872

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Sep
27
7:00 AM07:00

Start Your Day with AMA

Join the AMA Charlotte board members on Tuesday September 27th from 7 am - 9 am for your morning cup of joe! We'll be there to answer any questions you might have about our involvement in the Charlotte marketing scene.

Please meet us at the back of the market across from the Wine Shop. 

Bring your parking pass in with you to have it stamped for 90-minutes of free parking. 

See more parking details here: http://www.7thstreetpublicmarket.preview.adsparkpromos.com/the-market/parking-policy-2/

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#AdUpCLT
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

#AdUpCLT

AMA Charlotte is joining AAF Charlotte for #AdUpCLT Wednesday, September 7th. Join us at Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop from 6pm - 8pm for great craft beer and networking opportunities!

 

Craft Tasting Room 1320 S Church Street

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FREE Indoor Cycling for AMA Charlotte Members and a friend!
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

FREE Indoor Cycling for AMA Charlotte Members and a friend!

Bring a friend and join us for a FREE Class at CycleBar® on Thursday August 18th at 6pm before they open to the general public!

CycleBar® is the only premium indoor cycling franchise available in the world today, which is now coming to the Charlotte! As a part of their Grand Opening celebration, they are offering free preview classes to select organizations in the community. They have set up a link for CAMA members. Members are welcome to bring a friend to join them but space is limited to the first 50 registrations. Each rider will be set up with shoes, towels, and a free water bottle upon arrival.

1. Put the unique web address for your group into your browser: https://midtownclt.cyclebar.com/private-classes/?apptid=637615

2. Click Reserve your bike

3. Sign up for an account

4. Pick a bike in the class

5. Get ready for an incredible experience

*There is plenty of parking

**The max per class is 50 and the class will last 50 minutes

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

The AMA Presents: A digital marketing focused event on content marketing!- SOLD OUT!

Join Christine Brownlow, Manager of Brand and Digital at Hendrick Motorsports, as she reviews the challenges planning and strategy behind their content marketing mindset. She will be covering the following:

  1. Challenges of Content Marketing
  2. How Hendrick Motorsports Plans their Content Marketing
  3. How to Work with a Team of Contributors
  4. How your Content Marketing Strategy Fits in the Full Strategy
  5. Successes and Failures of Content Marketing

Doors open at 6pm and the presentation will start at 6:30pm. Join us afterwards at Unknown Brewery for a pint to discuss the presentation! Light refreshments will be provided by our sponsor Union.

Brownlow is responsible for overseeing the creation and execution of engaging digital campaigns for Hendrick Motorsports. She also manages content strategy and works with over 30 partners on collaborative digital campaigns. Brownlow has over 10 years of experience in the communication field with the majority of her experience in the world of racing. Prior to joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2014, Brownlow was senior account executive at Taylor and Sports Dimensions. She also served in various communications roles at Richard Childress Racing and NASCAR.

Parking: There is ample street parking.

This event is SOLD OUT.

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Don't Just "Make the Logo Bigger!" - Creating Great Client Relationships
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Don't Just "Make the Logo Bigger!" - Creating Great Client Relationships

What if every client respected your advice and happily paid on time? Agency consultant Karl Sakas (@KarlSakas) from Sakas & Company will share how you can get the best results, whether you work with external or internal clients.

Karl has worked with hundreds of clients over the past 19 years. He's worked at agencies, in-house, and as a freelancer. His clients have included small businesses, large corporations, non-profits and even an Olympic athlete.

His engaging AMA Digital Marketing keynote includes Q&A to answer your questions about how to get what you want from your clients. You'll go back to the office with plenty of concrete ideas to make your job easier immediately!

About Karl Sakas

Karl Sakas (@KarlSakas) helps digital marketing agencies grow without the usual growing pains. He founded and runs an online community with 1,400+ agencies in nearly 50 countries. As president of global consulting firm Sakas & Company, Karl advises agencies worldwide about strategy, operations and leadership.

Karl is the author of The In-Demand Marketing Agency and has written 160+ articles on agency management. He speaks 25 times a year at industry associations and conferences like INBOUND, BOLO, AMA, AAF, and the Digital PM Summit. When he's not helping clients, Karl serves as President of Triangle AMA and volunteers as a bartender on a 1930s railroad car.

Get a free copy of his popular eBook Don't Just Make the Logo Bigger: Taking Clients from Painful to Profitable when you sign up for his email newsletter.

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