Women in Communications Hosts Fall Networking Kickoff

The Association for Women in Communications – NJ Chapter (AWCNJ) is hosting a networking event on Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-9:00 pm, to kick start the new programming year! The evening will include dinner, networking and an opportunity to learn about an exciting mentoring program offered exclusively to AWCNJ members. It takes place at the Greek Taverna Restaurant, 292 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

In addition, you will get to hear from marketing and branding expert Caryn Warner on key issues that professionals, especially women, should consider as they go through different stages in their careers and learn tactics to deploy for professional resume building. A leader with over 25 years of experience, Caryn Warner is the primary strategist and spearheads the marketing for Verisk Insurance Solutions/ISO Claims and Crime Analytics.

The cost to attend is:

$25 for members
$35 for non-members
$15 for students

Registration is highly recommended so please sign up for this event today! If you have any questions, please send an email to info@awcnj.org.

If you are in the communications field, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people in the industry and build professional connections.

From the Marketing Mentor: How to Research Your Best Prospects

Whenever I try to market my creative services business, it seems that what I look for in finding prospects are too vague. Plus, I was focusing more on building my portfolio and updating my marketing materials, that finding prospects is placed dead last in my marketing to-do list. How do I offer my services if I don’t have clients, let alone prospects?

Ilise Benun, founder and owner of Marketing Mentor, provided some insights on YouTube on how to find your dream clients through “mining.” She provided some very useful nuggets that I’m planning to use right away.

Email Marketing Quick Tip

imageDid you know that the best time to deliver email campaigns is between 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m?

Having an email marketing campaign is one of the most effective digital strategies in promoting your business. Learn more how I can help you with your digital marketing efforts.

Build Your Career and Network through Professional Organizations

Last night, I went to a networking event hosted by NJ MarCom, a community of professionals in communications, marketing, advertising, creative and related fields within New Jersey. I was not only there to represent the organization I’m currently in (AWCNJ is a partner organization), but to also expand my network, promote my design and communications business, and see what other organizations that I would like to join.

Being a member of a professional organization is more than just networking and happy hour (even though they are always fun!). You get to learn from other professionals on how they become successful in their own careers, view any job opportunities that are out there, promote your business, and take part in any educational events that can help you grow and develop your skills.

Plus, organizations are always looking for volunteers interested in various roles such as event planning, marketing, communications, graphic design, membership, recruiting, and technology (i.e. web content management, social media). Volunteering can also lead to serving as a board member such as President or Vice President. Either way, having one of these fancy titles looks good on your resume, don’t you think?

So which organization is right for you? Here are some that you should look into (some of the organizations shown here originated from NJ).

Design – NJ Summer Networking Party Graphics

Here are some graphics that I created to help promote an upcoming New Jersey networking event in June. It’s currently being used for the organization’s website, social media platforms and email blasts (1/2).

Oh, and yes, this is a free, shameless plug of the event! 😉