Olympic Engagement Ideas, DC Marketing and PR Events, and July Editorial Calendar
Posted by Mary Fletcher Jones
I could not resist working Olympic into the title of our monthly engagement post. I hope everyone reading this has electric power restored by now! We were knocked out for almost a week. So, I’m waayyyy behind on blogging…
Talking about the weather never seems to get old, but if you need some ideas of something to tweet besides the heat, here’s our July 2012 Editorial Calendar and monthly engagement ideas and events.
Tuesday, July 10 We’re hosting our monthly Network-and-Lunch at noon today; this time at La Madeleine in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Advance registration required for this one; register for Fletcher Prince events here.
Thursday, July 12 What would communicators do without cell phones, faxes, and television? The Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC commemorates the 50th anniversary of global communications with a free symposium this afternoon; it will also be broadcast live online. Follow @airandspace on Twitter.
Got plans for happy hour? You do now: Mix & Mingle with IABC-DC folks at Liberty Tavern, Arlington, VA tonight, $15; free if you’re an IABC-DC member. Follow them on Twitter @IABCDC and register here for this event.
Friday, July 13 Happy Birthday, Lauren Lawson-Zilai! Wish Lauren a Happy Birthday on Twitter @LaurenLLawson
Monday, July 16 – Sunday, July 22 Bethesda/Chevy-Chase Restaurant Week offers prix fixe lunches for $12 at 30 leading restaurants. What a fun and affordable way to treat your staff or favorite client! If you’d like to take us to lunch, David is a fan of Mon Ami Gabi, and I like the Irish Inn at Glen Echo. Hint. Hint.
Tuesday, July 17 Congratulations to all the nominees for Washington Women in Public Relations (@WWPR on Twitter) Emerging Leader Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, DC this evening. I will be there courtesy of my wonderful clients, Kate Perrin and Melanie Jordan of PRofessional Solutions :) Register here and use hashtag #ELA2012.
Wednesday, July 18 The American Marketing Association, DC Chapter (@AMADC on Twitter) has an interesting lunch and workshop on crafting communications plans $35 members/$45 non-members. The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. at Trattoria Nicola’s in Washington, DC. Register here.
Thursday, July 19 Today is the first day of Ramadan, which runs through August 18. For Muslims, this is a special time for fasting, religious observations, and acts of charity.
Check out this free eMarketer webinar this afternoon on social media strategies and tactics used in the automotive, travel, retail, pharmaceuticals, and financial services sectors. It starts at 1 pm, EST. Did I mention this was FREE? Register here.
Friday, July 20 Today is the last day to submit your entry for IABC-DC’s Silver Inkwell Awards. Good luck! More information here.
Also today is Moon Day. Yes, it is. Well, you’ve heard of Earth Day, right? So today is Moon Day: the day a person first walked on the moon. That was Neil Armstrong, in 1969. Pretty big deal. And how do you celebrate Moon Day? Well, at Fletcher Prince, we celebrate it by eating Moon Pies, if you want to know.
Saturday, July 21 Celebrate Christmas in July on Union Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA today. Santa will be there! Proceeds benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Details on their Facebook Page.
Tuesday, July 24 – Saturday, July 28 Cinephiles, check out the free, outdoor movies all week in the Woodmont Triangle neighborhood of Bethesda, MD. The show starts at 9 pm. Follow @BethesdaUP on Twitter.
Friday, July 27 Guess what everybody will be tweeting about this month? That’s right, The Olympics and the Paralympics! The Opening Ceremonies will be held today in London, and will be aired on NBC in the U.S. The Games will also be live-streamed on YouTube! Follow @Olympics and @Paralympic and @London2012 on Twitter and use hashtags #olympics, #paralympic and #London2012
Tuesday, July 31 Learn how to blog with Deborah Brody Marketing Communications. The 3-hour class starts at 9:30 a.m., will be held at Silver Spring Civic Center, in Silver Spring, MD, and costs $75. Register here and follow Deborah Brody Marketing Communications on Twitter @DBMC.
- Engagement Guidelines for Individuals and Brands on Twitter (fletcher-prince.com)
- [Q&A] How to Create Engaging Facebook Content (Without Going Crazy) (blogs.constantcontact.com)
- Using Editorial Calendars in B2B Content Marketing (marketinginteractions.typepad.com)
- Why Social Media Will Reshape the 2012 Olympics (mashable.com)