Join Us July 17 in Cambridge for Third Thursday Happy Hour

Enjoy drinks and appetizers while hobnobbing with other business-to-business media pros. We’ll be asking attendees to tweet on the topic of swocial media best practices using the #asbpe hashtag, We’ll give away gift cards for the best tweets. (And ASBPE national will give away an iPad at the end of the summer to the single best tweet sent from the Third Thursday events around the country.)

Date: July 17, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
LocationSidney’s Grille in the Meridien Hotel, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, Mass.

Register for the July Third Thursday now!

Announcing the 2014 New England Azbee Winners

On June 19, we celebrated the best of the New England business press at the Crown Plaza Boston — Newton. You can download a list of the winners in PDF format now.

Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago July 25 for the national awards. The banquet takes place during ASBPE’s two-day national conference.

The New England Azbee banquet also featured a keynote panel discussion, What Does it Take to Succeed in a B2B Media Career?

See tweets and photos from the awards banquet.

Boston/New England Third Thursdays Are Back

Once again, we’re holding a series of monthly networking happy hours for the summer.

Join us to talk shop and meet other business-to-business media pros. We’ll be asking attendees to tweet on suggested topics with the #asbpe hashtag, and we’ll give away gift cards for the best tweets. ASBPE national will give away an iPad at the end of the summer to the single best tweet sent from the Third Thursday events around the country.

All Third Thursdays feature appetizers compliments of ASBPE and a cash bar. All will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with the exception of our special June regional awards event.

The first Third Thursday of the summer took place May 15 at Audubon Boston. The topic up for discussion was: Social media stories — how to get your article to go viral. There were also tweets with general tips for work. You can see the tweets from the May 15 Third Thursday on Storify.

Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Third Thursday Happy Hours

June 19: SPECIAL TIME: 6:00-7:00 p.m. (before regional awards banquet)
Crowne Plaza Boston — Newton, 320 Washington Street, Newton, Mass.
Topic: Your biggest “oops” moment in publishing — what was it?

  • Join us before the regional awards banquet for appetizers, networking, and drinks. If you choose, stay for a sit-down dinner and awards presentation.

July 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.mSidney’s Grille in the Meridien Hotel, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, Mass.
Topic: Social media best practices

August 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Shade Bar & Grill, the Radisson Nashua, 11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, N.H. (adjacent to PennWell).
Topic: What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever received?

Boston/New England Chapter

The Boston/New England chapter serves Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Southern Connecticut. Most events are held in the greater Boston area.

If you are interested in attending or helping to plan events in your area, please contact chapter president Alan Earls at alan dot r dot earls at gmail.com.

Past Events

Sept. 24, 2013: Second Annual Boston Boot Camp: New and Improved

At ASBPE’s half-day Boot Camp in September 2013, attendees learned how to:

  • balance good writing with the demands of search-engine optimization.
  • find affordable sources for quality images.
  • shoot professional-looking video.

Oct. 17, 2013: ASBPE Third Thursday Happy Hour

Editors and designers gathered at John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House for networking, plus appetizers and drinks courtesy of ASBPE at the same time that other ASBPE chapters across the country gathered for their own happy hours. The event had a theme: Handling Increased Job Responsibilities. ASBPE national gave away an iPad mini to the attendee who tweeted the best, most insightful comment from the event.

The winner for October was came from David Wallace (@deedubya), at the Boston chapter happy hour, who tweeted:

#ASBPE Telling right from wrong isn’t just for dailies. Biz theft & wrongdoing outpace govt corruption. Tks for 3rd Thurs meetup @asbpe

June 20, 2013: ASBPE Third Thursday Happy Hour

Editors and designers gathered at Sidney’s Grille in the Le Meredien hotel in Cambridge, Mass., for networking. Appetizers and drinks were provided by ASBPE. Other chapters across the country held similar events. The events had a theme: How to Conquer Twitter as an Editor. Editors were encouraged to discuss that topic and to tweet observations from the event. ASBPE national gave away an iPad mini to the attendee who tweeted the best, most insightful comment.

April 5, 2013: Meet the National Board

Chapter members were invited to stop by Boston’s Barracuda Tavern to learn about upcoming programs and tell the national and chapter boards how ASBPE can best meet their needs.

Sept. 21, 2013: Boston Boot Camp: The Rules of Engagement

Attendees at this half-day workshop learned:

  • how to use mobile tools for reporting.
  • how to balance print and online work.
  • what works in social media.

About ASBPE

Business editors and writers now have a local organization geared specifically to their needs.

  • Regular membership in ASBPE is open to editors and writers who work for business, professional, trade, and association/society publications, including freelance writers.
  • Affiliate membership is open to any individual or supplier who offers products or services to regular members and/or their publishing organizations.

For more information on membership, click here.


Chapter Officers

President
Alan Earls, freelance editor
alan dot r dot earls at gmail.com

Vice President
Martha Spizziri, freelance writer
MarthaSpizziri.com
marthaspizziri at gmail dot com

Board Members
Johanna Ambrosio, Technologies Editor
Computerworld
International Data Group
jambrosio at computerworld.com

David Brousell, Editor in Chief
Managing Automation
Thomas Publishing Co.
dbrousell at thomaspublishing.com

Kristin Burnham, Editor
Information Week
kmburnham@gmail.com

Roy Harris, Editorial Director
CFOworld
CXO Media Inc.
IDG Enterprise
rharris at cfoworld.com

Tessa Parmenter, Editor
Former Young Leaders Scholarship recipient
TechTarget
tparmenter@techtarget.com

Sue Pelletier, Editor
Medical Meetings
MeetingsNet
Penton Media
spelletier at meetingsnet.com

Mark Schlack, VP/Editorial
TechTarget