Upcoming Digital and Social Events in St. Louis – November and December 2014

upcoming stl eventsThere have been so many great digital and social events in St. Louis so far this year, and there are still many left before 2014 wraps up. While we all wish we could attend every single event, that is now always possible, so to make the decisions easier here is a run down of the upcoming digital and social events for the rest of the year:

November 15, 2014

St. Louis Startup Weekend 
November 14th – 16th at T-Rex
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-louis-startup-weekend-112014-tickets-11858927371
Blank Page Marketing Anniversary Party | #BlankPageParty
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the VB Chocolate Bar
Thanks to your faith in our work and blessing us with a multitude of opportunities, the Blank Page Marketing team has enjoyed a year of amazing projects and is about to embark on year 2 of adventures. Join them for an evening of celebration with music by two of our St. Louis favorites – Steve Ewing & Austin L. Fallin!Admission is free. There will be a cash bar. However, any donations you may choose to give will go to support the Venture Cafe Foundation, an incredible newly-launched non-profit in St. Louis that supports innovation and entrepreneurs.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blank-page-marketing-anniversary-party-blankpageparty-tickets-13506072025

November 19, 2014

Social Media for Educators, Parents and Students
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Wydown Middle School
Social Media Club St. Louis presents an evening of learning from leaders with new ideas and smart strategies on how to make social media work for education. The evening will feature three presentations followed by an audience and panel Q&A.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-for-educators-parents-and-students-tickets-13714657911
How to Use Email Marketing to Grow Your Business
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the VB Chocolate Bar
Not sure how to get started with email marketing or how to figure out if your campaigns are working? Then you won’t want to miss the next Social Media Club of St. Charles event with special guest speaker April Mullen. You will learn how email marketing – the hands-on, low-cost marketing tool – can really help drive business success, and build and maintain relationships with customers.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-use-email-marketing-to-grow-your-business-tickets-13880223121

November 20, 2014

Marketing Automation and Online Dating: Find the Keepers, and Dump the Creepers! AMA St. Louis November Luncheon
11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy
Marketing automation platforms (MAP), are all over the marketing media in the past couple of years, and from reading the blogs, newsletters and inline content, you’d think only marketing operations from the 1980’s don’t use them. The fact of the matter is, a stunningly small percentage of organizations use them, and those that do have trouble making use of the full suite of functionality. At the November AMA St. Louis luncheon you will learn why marketing automation might not be right for every organization today, how to honestly evaluate your organization’s readiness, and how to connect an MAP to your broader marketing strategy.
RSVP: http://www.ama-stl.org/events/monthly-luncheons/marketing-automation-and-online-dating-find-the-keepers,-and-dump-the-creepers!/
Facebook Bootcamp: Basic Content Strategies + Targeted Advertising Techniques
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Blank Page Marketing Consulting
Join Blank Page Marketing Consulting as they dig into Facebook strategies – from the very basic HOW TO’s to more advanced targeted marketing techniques. In this half day session, they will cover Facebook’s newest advertising changes from advanced targeting to targeting capabilities and how to measure your return on investment. They will discuss how Facebook marketing stacks up against traditional marketing, and teach you techniques to keep your cost down while reaching your targeted demographic.
RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facebook-bootcamp-basic-content-strategies-targeted-advertising-techniques-tickets-13589345097
The Venture Cafe Gathering
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 4240 Duncan Avenue
The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.
RSVP:  http://www.vencafstl.org/calendar/
Unidev November Speaker Series: Embrace the Digital Disruption
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Unidev
Advances in technology are transforming the way we conduct business, communicate with each other and with our customers, and the way our customers communicate with us. In fact, there is a major disruption occurring. You can either embrace this disruption and move your business forward, or sit back and watch those who are passing you by. At this session, Professor Drake will be discussing what is exactly causing this disruption, the emerging trends in technology and digital communications, the move towards real time customer engagement, and the re-invention of marketing.
RSVP: http://www.unidev.com/speaker-series.aspx
Lamplighters’ presents Ad Club Saint Louis Reunion
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Herbie’s Vintage 72
Join current and former members of Ad Club Saint Louis, America’s oldest club of its kind, for an evening of networking and rekindling friendships of yore. Sponsored by the Lamplighters. Proceeds benefit the Advertising Club Saint Louis Scholarship Fund. Includes hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary beverage.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lamplighters-presents-ad-club-saint-louis-reunion-tickets-12460298087

December 3, 2014

PRSA St. Louis Jurassic Holiday Happy Hour
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at T-Rex
Join St. Louis’ Marketing And Advertising Community For A Holiday Happy Hour At T–REX St. Louis. Exhibiting Their New Event Space, T–REX`S Fifth Floor Is Meant To Be The Hub Of Their Community Space For Work And Play, And The Perfect Location To Bring Together New Companies With The Metro Area`S Best Promoters. Please Bring Either: 10 Or More Canned Goods For Food Outreach; A New Toy For Toys For Tots; Or A $15 Cash Donation. You Can Also Donate $15 Via Credit/Debit Card.
RSVP: https://everyeventgives.com/booking/single.php?s=jurrassic-party

December 4, 2014

The Venture Cafe Gathering
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 4240 Duncan Avenue
The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.
RSVP: http://www.vencafstl.org/calendar/

December 10, 2014

314 Digital Marketing Showcase
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Osborn Barr
2nd annual marketing showcase. Join 314 Digital as they celebrate interactive and digital media with our city’s top brands and agencies.
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/314-digital-marketing-showcase-tickets-13783760599