Save the Date: 2014 Triangle Merry Mingle

5th Annual Merry Mingle Holiday Event: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Raleigh, NC (October 20, 2014) – Get set to celebrate another holiday season with the leading marketing, advertising and communications Trade Associations in the Triangle! Join the Triangle AdFed (previously AAF-RDU), Ad2, AIGA Raleigh, Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA), Triangle American Marketing Association (AMA), and Triangle UXPA for a networking and fundraising holiday party. This year the festivities will take place at The Stockroom, 230 Fayetteville Street, 2nd Floor, in Downtown Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, December 2nd from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Serving not just as a networking opportunity for all marketing, advertising, communications and public relations professionals across the market, this popular holiday event will also directly benefit the Triangle Spokes Group, a locally based non-profit organization. Throughout the year, the Triangle Spokes Group raises money to buy new bicycles for need-worthy children throughout the Triangle, then delivers them just in time for the holidays.

“We are very excited to extend this event into 2014,” said Amber Frasketi, Event Co-Chair. “We believe that the Triangle Spokes Group is a wonderful organization that will bring joy into the hearts of many children this holiday season, and we couldn’t be more pleased to help support their cause for a fourth year.”

“The Triangle Spokes Group is honored to have been selected again as this year’s benefiting organization,” said Jenn Nowalk, Triangle Spokes Group Co-Founder. “We believe this year’s event will be just as rewarding for the kids as in years past.”

Tickets to the event are $20 for members of the hosting organizations, $25 for non-members and $35 for everyone at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Triangle Spokes Group.

In addition to our presenting organizations, additional, confirmed sponsors for this year’s Merry Mingle include French West Vaughan and Brand Fuel.

For more information on how to get involved, sponsor, or RSVP to attend the event, please visit www.trianglemerrymingle.org.

About Triangle AdFed: The Triangle AdFed (formerly AAF-RDU), part of the national AAF organization, is a not-for-profit association that strives to connect the local advertising industry. It follows the by-laws set forth by the American Advertising Federation, which is the oldest national advertising trade association. It is one of several clubs in the Third District that participates at the national level of the AAF. Monthly events and programs and any other information can be found on their website www.aaf-rdu.org.

About Ad2: Ad2 Raleigh-Durham is an affiliate of the Triangle AdFed and the American Advertising Federation. Ad2 was chartered in the Triangle three years ago and consists of students and young professionals, ages 18-32, and exists to involve, educate, and mature young professionals into tomorrow’s advertising leaders throughout the Triangle.

About AIGA Raleigh: AIGA Raleigh was founded in 1986 as the eighth chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Now in operations for 24 years, AIGA Raleigh has over 350 professional, associate, and student members from all over the state. From Winston-Salem and Greensboro, to Chapel Hill and Durham, to Raleigh and Cary, to Greenville and Wilmington, AIGA Raleigh is the first place designers, professionals, and students turn to for inspiration, professional development, and excellence in design in North Carolina.
Our members include graphic designers, educators, and design students, as well as professionals in related fields such as marketing, advertising, corporate communications, printing, prepress, photography, illustration, paper manufacturing and distribution, letterpress, and writing. To learn more visit their website www.raleigh.aiga.org.

About the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association: TIMA is a local community of interactive marketing and design professionals dedicated to enriching members’ careers and knowledge in digital media. We unite interactive technologies and traditional marketing principles through networking and education. To learn more visit their website triangleinteractive.org.

About Triangle AMA: Engaging, exchanging and expanding the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina marketing community with professional development programming and networking events for over 20 years. Triangle AMA offers marketing professionals the opportunity to learn and grow with professional development, peer marketing and leadership development. To learn more visit their website www.triangleama.org.

About Triangle UXPA: The Triangle UXPA (formerly known as the TriUPA) was founded in 2005 and is the Triangle chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association. We’re focused on building and supporting the local community of practitioners that focus on crafting great user experiences–which include subdisciplines of interaction design, information architecture, user research, and more. To learn more visit their website http://triuxpa.org/about/.

Media Contact: Amber Frasketi – afrasketi@gmail.com – 919.616.2431

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