A week or so ago, I ran across a link pointing to the Media Leaders site. I noticed that they were working on a nationwide event on January 26th, but Raleigh wasn’t included. Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, New York City and San Francisco are big cities, with lots of social media electricity coursing through them, but there’s no doubt that Raleigh needed to be included in that top echelon.
Raleigh has a collection of some of the brightest minds in advertising, social media, new media professionals, online producers, tech entrepreneurs and brands interested in high-tech content integrations and promotional opportunities. Do you fit into any of those categories? If not, do you wish you did?
This is one of those events that can help you start working on building your network. If you think you can reach your full potential by staying home and watching re-runs of What Not To Wear, it’s time for you to start getting out. This is the year to put as much effort into your network and your career as you put into that fantasy football league.
Go look at the list of people already attending the Raleigh Media Leaders event, it’s a who’s who of people who are making Raleigh one of the hottest spots in the United States for new media of all flavors.
When we opened up the event, the first 100 tickets were free, and were also gone in a few hours. The remaining tickets are $12 each, which means that it is within reach of anyone who is serious about networking in this community.
We’re lucky that they Busy Bee Cafe has agreed to host the Raleigh Media Leaders event. They offer a fantastic venue for us to eat, drink and schmooze.
Lastly, we have lined up a nice collection of sponsors that will be offering all sorts of goodies and prizes for the attendees. More on that in the upcoming days.
I’ll be there, will you?
Christine Fawley says
Thanks so much for helping to bring this event to Raleigh. We just relocated our home and business from San Francisco and are so proud and excited to be here. Looking forward to meeting you, and the other participants, at this event. What a powerful way to begin 2010.
Phil Buckley says
Christine, I’m glad you guys decided to settle in the Raleigh area, there’s no better place to set up shop.
So jump on in, the water’s fine. Take full advantage of the Southern hospitality to make new friends and launch your business to new heights.
Molly Buckley says
Hooray! I’m really hoping I can get off work so that I can come. I like to think that I am at least a burgeoning bright mind. 😉
And hey, there is NOTHING wrong with watching re-runs of What Not To Wear. Part of me wishes I could be Stacey London.
Phil Buckley says
@Molly The only reason that What Not To Wear even popped into my head is that’s what my wife was watching as I was writing. Now I will expect you not only to show up and be fabulous, but also to look stunning as well!
I’m really excited to be a part of the event. The fact that Raleigh is involved is a testament to the amount of high-caliber talent in the area.
Angela Connor says
Hey there! I missed the free tickets but I just registered and wouldn’t miss it! It’s so exciting to see such buzz about all of us in the Triangle working hard and making our mark. I don’t do too many after-hours events with two kids, but I will be there with bells ringing! Nice, convincing, post!
Angela | @communitygirl
Phil Buckley says
Thanks Angela, looking forward to seeing you there.
Chris Moody says
I’m looking forward to the event! @Phonebooth will be there for photos as well. 🙂