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.