Summer is an excellent time for a marketing and public relations (PR) tune up to get in gear for busier fall and holidays seasons ahead. And savvy marketers publish their event calendars right online, listing a web form for readers to sign up for announcements and an interactive check out process or shopping cart to pay for event tickets in a click.
Here is an excellent event calendar for marketers to bookmark:
Columbus Business First – This weekly print publication offers an excellent online presence and outreach, located at: http://columbus.bizjournals.com . At the top navigational panel, click “Events” to discover their listings. They host networking events and interactive workshops that teach business people how to grow business using their newspaper and Book of List editions that are available for many major USA cities.
Event: Networking Education
About: Learn how to give an effective elevator speech, work a 10-minute interview and decision makers, get quality referrals and grow your career and business using “Columbus Business First.”
Read more: Business Events Calendar – Business First of Columbus
When: 2010-08-20, 8:30 to 11:30am
Sponsor: Columbus Business First, Prudential Financial, Gaff Co. and Dutch Kitchen
Where: Dutch Kitchen, 6840 US Rt. 42, Plain City, OH 43065
Cost includes 1 hour breakout session and lunch: Transitional workers: $19; NLA and Chamber Members: $49; Non-Members: $79.
To Register: call Timothy Gaffney at 614-516-7365 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event: Grow Your Business & You
About: Learn how to start and grow business with Columbus Business First’s weekly newspaper and Book of List editions, available for major USA cities in this interactive workshop.
When: 2010-08-24, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: 303 W. Nationwide Blvd. , Columbus, OH 43215
Cost: $0.00 – $79.00
To Register: click http://columbus.bizjournals.com and go to Events, or call Cat Bauman at 614-220-5484 or e-mail : email@example.com
For marketers who would like to add the companies’ RSS feed to RSS readers, the link is:
http://www.bizjournals.com/rss_promo . From there, readers may choose from a number of feeds including those of major USA cities, a national feed, regional feeds, and industry feeds, with one targeted for Media and Marketing, too.
For more information on RSS and how to quickly and easily use a free one, Google™ offers a free Google Reader that’s said to be as easy to use as email tools, at: www.google.com/reader
Other Summer Marketing Events
A quick and easy way to find other summer events is by using popular search engines like Google™. Entering the month plus city or region of preference for events can turn up many local listings.