Celebrate the Season with PR and Marketing Holiday Parties
Posted by Mary Fletcher Jones
Wednesday, December 4
The One Party
RoseBar, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tonight is the local PR/Advertising industry’s biggest holiday bash, The One Party. The multi-sponsored party (Capitol Communicator, DC Ad Club, PRSA-NCC, AMADC, etc.) typically draws about 200 people.
Tips: It’s loud and the drink lines are long, and no one ever dances, but it’s the ad community’s event to see and be seen, and admission includes two drinks and appetizer. A mix of ages and backgrounds, this event skews to 20s and 30s and the advertising/creative set. Almost everyone behaves. Bring cards, but this one’s mostly for the photo-ops. Register for the event ($55/60).
Tuesday, December 10
Clyde’s – Chevy Chase, 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Fletcher Prince organizes this small group business networking event. The conversation is casual and everyone pays their own way ($15 to $20).
Tips: Dress is business casual. Expect to meet a diverse group of six to twelve business owners and PR professionals, as well as yours truly.
PRSA-NCC Holiday Party
Carmine’s, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Join the National Capital Chapter of the PRSA for holiday networking, drinks and Italian hors d’oeuvres in Washington, DC.
Tips: Network with a suited and mature crowd of about 50 PR professionals who know each other well. There are chapter volunteer award announcements. Better for chapter insiders. Bring a toy for Toys for Tots. Register today.
Tuesday, December 17
WWPR Holiday Party
Tonic Restaurant, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Join Washington Women in Public Relations for their Holiday Party in Washington, DC The specialty of this Foggy Bottom restaurant is comfort food, including tots with a variety of sauces. All guests will leave with a party favor from WWPR and an early release of the 2014 schedule of events. Raffle proceeds benefit WWPR’s pro bono client, FLOW–Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls.
Tips: Both men and women attend these events, but the majority are fashionably attired, well-heeled female PR pros in their 20s and 30s, as well as a few seasoned pros with great connections. A mannerly bunch, and a friendly crowd to newbies.
About Mary Fletcher JonesMary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
Posted on November 27, 2013, in Events and Workshops, Network-and-Lunch, Professional Involvement and tagged AMADC, Business networking, DC Ad Club, PRSA-NCC, public relations, The One Party, Toys for Tots, WWPR. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.