I’m really impressed with all the events happening in the Phoenix area nowadays. I used to be an avid attender of the Refresh Phoenix meetups (see the Refresh Phoenix category) and recently I have been spending a lot of time working from Gangplank. They have freely hosted a number of events and activities that they have been amazing.
Refresh Phoenix is no longer holding meetups. I think that is perfectly fine. It served its purpose and I for one am extremely grateful for what it provided me. But, as I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and looking to start my new business, what are the best events for marketing in the phoenix area? Which events are worth going to for marketing purposes?
Obviously a lot depends on how much I put myself out there and talk to people when I’m at these events, but which ones are really worth the time and effort? It’s exciting to me to have so many options. It didn’t use to be that way and I look forward to attending the different meetups and getting a feel for the atmosphere and venue.
I would suggest checking out http://meetupstogoto.com/
It’s not super up-to-date but it will get you pointed the right way. I would say for you Phoenix Marketers, Creative Connect, and maybe AMA would be a good start.
Posted by Sunny Thaper on Sep 1, 2009.
The stuff Sunny listed is decent. I think people have gotten way too focused on events and focus too little on people. Attend the events that sound good to you, make the most of your time at those events by engaging with the people that are also there. If you do that, it’s hard to lose regardless of the context/success/attendance of the event.
Posted by Derek Neighbors on Sep 3, 2009.
Wow, you’re back! I remember Random Shapes and being part of all that, including the attempt to revive it, wow. I guess that’s all over now, since pretty much every member is too old 😛
Posted by Nick on Sep 11, 2009.
@Sunny and Derek: Thanks for the advice! I went to Creative Connect this month and it was a really great meeting.
Posted by Mattbob on Sep 14, 2009.