January Events and Marketing Opportunities
January 1: Happy New Year! Resolve to make your 2012 an outstanding and well-planned year of marketing efforts. Contact Fletcher Prince to help you develop a marketing plan for the year.
January 2: Today is the day after New Year’s, but it’s still a Federal holiday. Lots of people will be online. Are you on Twitter yet? Ask Fletcher Prince to help you get started with Twitter so your company can join the conversation.
January 6: Did you create a knock-out advertising campaign in 2011? Today is the last day to submit it for the ADDY Awards.
January 9: It’s Restaurant Week in DC! Treat your favorite clients to lunch, and discuss ways you might work together in 2012. It’s $20.12 for lunch — might be a good investment!
January 10: WWPR Event featuring Stephanie Schierholz, Social Media Manager, NASA
January 12: IABC-DC Chapter Meeting, Trending Social Media
January 12-13: International CES (Las Vegas) will be all over Twitter and Facebook. Even if you can’t be there, you can follow the stories and trends, and retweet, if that works for your brand.
January 13: Is this economy going to turn around, or what? Attend the 20th Annual Economic Conference, $60, at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.
Today is the last day to submit your small business for the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, with a chance to win $10,000.
It’s also Restaurant Week in Alexandria. Take your clients out to lunch!
January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Today is a federal holiday, and lots of people will be online. The emphasis on this day is often on community service and volunteerism. How is your business giving back? What message can you send through social media that is in the spirit of the day? Fletcher Prince can help you position your business as a good corporate citizen with public relations support.
January 23: Are you participating in any conferences or meetings this year? Going to network events? Speaking? You might need to order a fresh supply of brochures, business cards, presentation folders, and other marketing materials. Contact Fletcher Prince to design and print these for you.
Today is the Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year. It’s an important observance for all Asian communities.
What’s Next Conference (Marketing, PR & Social Media), $245
January 24: WWPR Annual Meeting and Keynote, $35 members
PRSA-NCC Networking and Committee Sign Up event, free for members
January 26: Have you registered for the Book of Lists Celebration with the Washington Business Journal? The networking event is tonight, business attire, bring your cards! Need new business cards? Fletcher Prince can design those for you.