With new technologies continuing to completely change the game, public relations stands out as a field in which we need to keep multiple fingers on the pulse of the industry in order to be effective both today and tomorrow, and there’s no better way to learn about the latest advances than popular meetup groups.
Get a handle on the future of public relations and rub shoulders with the best of your peers, all by visiting these five meetups for PR professionals:
1. Advertising, Fashion, Media – Public Relations Networking
Being successful in the public relations industry requires that you build and maintain a creative, innovative mind, and that’s exactly what the people at the Creatives meetup group want to help you to achieve.
While the broad focus here is general PR, you’ll meet professionals from within a variety of creative fields, including advertising and marketing, fashion, new media, and more, giving you a healthy dose of inspiration along with a side of business savvy, both of which you can take back to your office with you!
When and Where: The networking hub of New York City is the home for these PR meetups, giving you access to the best of the best on every level of the industry!
2. Creative Connections
Sticking with the theme of creativity, the Creative Connections group brings together people from all areas of business in order to discuss ideas, strategies, and plans for a successful future. Sometimes casual, sometimes formal, you’ll find a variety of fantastic learning and networking opportunities by keeping an eye on the events hosted by this meetup group.
When and Where: Skip the big city glare and head to Littleton, Colorado for these meetups, allowing you to focus solely on the goodies to be gained from the minds of your associates.
3. Social Media Marketing and Monitoring Engagement Group
If you find yourself on the west coast, consider stopping by in order to meet up with the people behind the Social Media Marketing and Monitoring Engagement group! Besides networking with some of the brightest minds in the Bay Area, you’ll also be learning from everyone from writers and journalists to PR and communications managers, giving you a clear look at every aspect of being a successful PR professional.
When and Where: Fun and sunny San Francisco, California provides a backdrop for these meetups throughout the year, so there’s always one just around the corner if you find yourself in the city.
4. Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Group
Whether your goal is simply to be a better public relations professional, or you need the kind of marketing assistance that promises to take your business to a whole new level, meshing with the brilliant minds to be found at the Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Group meetups is a sure way to get the very best out of every move you make!
When and Where: Another New York City-based gettogether, this group gets together on a regular basis in locations around the Big Apple, giving you ample opportunity to join in on the fun!
5. American Marketing Association – Tampa Chapter
Boasting the ability to educate its members and position them for increased success, the Tampa chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is a group of business-minded individuals with a focus on PR and marketing, each member of which represents a potential partner and educator in your own quest for success!
When and Where: The city of Tampa, Florida plays host to these meetups, giving you full access to all that the Sunshine State has to offer. If you plan to stay in the Orlando area, giving you access to the AMA group and hundreds of other attractions, check out Orlandohotels.org for great rates on fantastic accommodations.
There are more awesome events to go to this year: Check out this list of social media events for example!