DECEMBER 11: Digital Media MBA’s Happy Holiday Party

Save the date for the last Digital Media MBA happy our of the year! We expect a large number of tech entrepreneurs to attend which means this party is another great chance for you to meet that next employer, investor, customer, or business partner. Plus we just want to see you one more time before the new year.

For the final party of 2012 we will be returning to one of our favorite venues: Solas located at 232 East Ninth Street b/t 2nd & 3rd Aves. Please register on our DMMBA-Eventbrite page and join us for a fun end-of-year celebration.

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OCTOBER 23: DMMBA’s Halloween Happy Hour

We hope you’ve got your change of wardrobe in place for our first happy hour of the Fall. It’s definitely turning colder but if you stop by the DMMBA happy hour we’ll make sure to warm you up with some strong drinks and a strong dose of tech industry networking. We look forward to seeing you and catching up.

Since Halloween is just one week away you’re also invited to debut your costume early. Will any of you be dressed as your favorite political meme? Show up as “Binders of Women” and we’ll buy you your first drink.

The event willl be returning to a great venue that we haven’t been to in a long time: Dewey’s Flatiron located at 210 Fifth Avenue b/t 25th & 26th Streets. Please register on our DMMBA-Eventbrite page and join us for a fun night.

Job Openings

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AUGUST 28: DMMBA Happy Hour & Joios Tasting with featured guest Christopher Gallant, GM of The Bronx Brewery

This month we’re excited to partner with Joios, a leading food and drink tasting community, for our first ever “Social Media and Beer Tasting” happy hour. In addition to the tasting — which you can OPT into for a modest fee — we will also be joined by Christopher Gallant, the co-founder and GM of The Bronx Brewery, a local startup that has begun using social media to build awareness and engagement with its brand and its beers.

The event will be held at a new venue: City Tavern located at 22 East 13th Street b/t 5th Ave. & University Place. Sign up on our DMMBA-Eventbrite page and Save-the-Date in your calendar.

If you’re interested in participating in the beer tasting, here are some of the details:

  • Get 6 tastes (approximately 2 ounces each) of 6 different craft beers,
  • Record a score from 1 to 5 for each taste, without comparing notes or commenting,
  • Let Joios use the tasting data to match you with your TastePeers and make recommendations,
  • Cost to Taste: $16 (pay in advance or at the door)
  • Registration:

So this should be a great evening of beer tasting and a chance to learn about the social media challenges faced by a non-digital startup brand. We look forward to seeing you all.

Job Openings
We’ve also recently added a great job opening to the DMMBA jobs board. Rokkan, a cutting-edge digital agency and strategic consultancy, is looking for an Account Director to add to their team. For more details please check out the posting on our jobs board.

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