After a bit of a break, the Booze and Schmooze networking events will make a return next week. Booze and Schmooze is run by Alan Duncan and they are primarily aimed at those in the media and PR industry though this net is now widening to include marketing folk this time round. I have yet to attend a Booze and Schmooze event so perhaps next weeks will be my perfect opportunity.
So what’s changed?Much like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly (or for my fellow nerds, Gandalf the Grey becoming Gandalf the White), we’ve changed a few things with the aim of making these events even more worthwhile.1) No longer will our events be confined to just one venue. Unlike the Government we’re here by the people, for the people. The democratic state of Booze ‘n’ Schmooze (more commonly known as Inebriationland) will vote on venues and we’ll do our damnedest to organise them there.2) There are no more presentations – these interfere with the boozing and the schmoozing. We will strongly encourage as much mingling as possible though.3) While Booze ‘n’ Schmooze is primarily for the media sector, we’re going to open our doors up to those from the land of marketing too, as we believe they’ve got something to bring to our proverbial table.What’s the same?The reason for Booze ‘n’ Schmooze’s existence has not changed. Below are a few key points about us.
- Free monthly networking event for young journalists, PRs, other media workers (and now marketing folk).
- The aim of Booze ‘n’ Schmooze is to provide a relaxed environment in which to make useful and interesting contacts – essential to their success in the industry – without the awkwardness involved in formal networking.
- Targeted at professionals, who are starting out or about to start out in their chosen industry and, of course, anyone who can employ them.
- Lots of free finger food and great drinks promos.
So what are the need to know details?
Booze and Schmooze will take place next Thursday at 6.30pm in The Sycamore Club on Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
All you need do to attend is RSVP to Alan, letting him know how many friends or colleagues you are bringing with you (if any) at firstname.lastname@example.org
I might see you there 🙂