• How EU Privacy Law and General Data Protection Regulation Impacts Digital Media

    Join us for a new talk on examining privacy laws and how they impact our marketing efforts specifically in the realm of digital media! We will examine key considerations and pain points in the law, potential solutions to comply confidently and efficiently, and finish with an examination of recent enforcement actions and regulatory pronouncements. We will also take a look forward at the California privacy law set to take effect in 2020, and compare that law with GDPR. Our sponsor, Much Law will be providing snacks and drinks. Speaker Bio: Christian is an experienced litigator focused on data privacy and the intersection of technology and law. He counsels clients regarding compliance with data privacy regimes, including HIPAA and the General Data Protection Regulation, and he has extensive experience responding to data breaches, including representing clients in regulatory actions. A core member of the Much Shelist Blockchain Technologies Team, Christian frequently advises clients concerning state and federal regulations applicable to distributed ledger technology. You can find him online at: Twitter: @aut1111 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-auty-47926814/ Christian also blogs about blockchain and data privacy at www.distributedcounsel.com Digital Marketing Chicago is a PMX group. If you are interested in speaking, hosting, or sponsoring an event, please reach out. We are always looking for great people to help support our community. (https://www.pmxchicago.com/)

  • Leveraging the Value of UX

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    As marketers are frequently interacting with cross-functional teams especially designers, we're announcing our next exciting event! Join us for an exciting talk, networking and panel discussion on Leveraging the Value of UX. Thanks to our sponsor SPR, food and soft drinks will be provided. Schedule: 6:00 pm - Networking and Food 6:30 pm - Talk Panel & QA to follow Speaker Danyell Jones - User Experience Research Lead, ZS Getting Value from Corporate Research: We get it, your design teams are swamped with requests, and your project or product managers are juggling an insane amount of projects at any given time. So, you just toss your projects over the fence to your research team and they’re going to magically get the answers you need, right? Unfortunately, good research is not a rotisserie chicken- you can’t just “set it and forget it”. In order to have real value, corporate research requires integration between teams, but how do you develop a flexible research process when supporting multiple teams? Collaboration becomes key- here’s what we’ve done to move from passive research to interactive research. Panel Danyell Jones - User Experience Research Lead, ZS Jason Kunesh – Design Director, City of Chicago Pradeep Nayar - Director Of User Experience – Allstate Jason Ulaszek - Founder and Chief Design Officer – Inzovu Moderator – Litha Ramirez, Director of Experience Strategy & Design – SPR

  • Workshop : No More Bad Design!

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    We encounter situations where design fails us everyday. Whether it's a confusing sign that results in a parking ticket, an online form that forces you to start over when you try to modify one thing, or a customer service call where 15 minutes and 5 transfers later you still don't have a clear answer, these events are not just frustrating but can often negatively impact our day and sometimes even our life. This workshop is centered around Don Norman's The Design of Everyday Things and how design is responsible for acting as the communication between an object and user but often falls short. If you're new to UX design, join us as we walk through hands-on exercises introducing how to use design thinking as a framework for reframing problems and rethinking experiences. Participants will learn to break down design in everyday products, digital experiences and services to develop empathy, define problems, and ideate solutions. Workshop Schedule 6:00–6:30pm Happy hour/networking 6:30–6:45pm Introductory presentation 6:45–7:30pm Interactive workshop 7:30–8:00pm Group presentations 8:00–8:30pm Happy hour/networking Our Presenters Mike Joosse creates change within organizations. Since 2001, he has devoted his career to nurturing and leading design communities. Currently, he serves as Partner and Community Director at DESIGNATION, the leading UX/UI design bootcamp, where he helps prepare students to become conscientious, skilled design leaders of tomorrow. He has lectured across the country on community and careers in design, at conferences and to a host of organizations. He does occasional projects under the name Listening and Speaking. Megan Mueller is a Creative Director at DESIGNATION where she leads teams of designers who are accountable for everything from experience strategy to user interface design. When she’s not covered in post-its and brainstorming with teams, she’s advocating for design in social impact projects, partnering with non-profit organizations to deliver service design solutions for products, processes and experiences. Event Sponsors General Electric: is sponsoring space and food. An Event Apart: we are raffling off a free ticket to An Event Apart Chicago! https://aneventapart.com/event/chicago-2017

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  • Envisioning the Future with Teams Bogged in the Past

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    As designers, marketers and visionaries, our job is to explore what's possible for tomorrow, within domain spaces that aren't our own. We're pressured to discover answers to questions we don't know to ask and the quality of our concepts and recommendations are only as strong as the problem details we're able to uncover. This is where our subject matter experts—end users, project leads, and domain space veterans—are both valuable and hindering. We know we need what's in their brains, but they're blinded by today and yesterday. "We've always done it this way," is the default barrier from ease-of-use and progress. In this talk, Anthony will share by example, how his team is innovating in a space that's literally hundreds of years old (the railroad), to help preserve and advance a people and culture being threatened by new technologies. He'll expose some of the workshop facilitation techniques he'd used to get fresh and open-minded ideas out of the most pessimistic of participants—to maximize your understanding of the mega (and not so mega) design problems you're grappling with every day. Anthony is a futurist and UX researcher for GE Transportation's digital products. He's helping the railroads of the world explore the relationships between humans, robots, artificial intelligence, sensors, and predictive analytics, to compete with and complement emerging delivery networks like drones and driverless trucks. Outside of the office, he's a regular community speaker on a variety of research, design, and usability topics. Find him anywhere by Googling “anthonydpaul”.

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  • Let's Get Together and Show Our Game at Ace Bounce!

    Let’s network with teamwork and really get to know each other, January 25th, at one of Chicago’s top gaming venues, Ace Bounce. We will do our normal networking, enhanced by the experience of really teaming up with others we meet, and showing our game - ping pong that is (entirely voluntary, those not wanting to play can still watch and gain some great tips). Join us from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (or longer). Tickets are $15 - $20 plus EB fee online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-network-and-show-our-game-at-ace-bounce-tickets-29748783412. . Benefits are everything you get from other networking events plus: - A name tag bordered in blue - Recruiters will have name tags bordered in red - Two drink tickets for domestic beer, house wine or well - Appetizers at 6:30 p.m. - Free ping pong and a chance to win prizes 8:00 p.m. - Free door prize raffle with great prizes The best networking anywhere! Tables will be designated for various professional fields, social interests and groups to assure that you meet like minded people. Be sure to bring your business card to distribute and for the free door prize raffle. The event will take place rain or shine, therefore there will be no refunds. You must be 21 years of age with a valid ID.

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  • Live "La Dolce Vita" While Expanding Your Network, sponsored by NBC University

    Thursday, January 12th, let the holidays continue! Celebrate and expand your network with us at Dolce Italian, last year’s winner of Bravo’s Best New Restaurant award. Enjoy Dolce Italian’s cusine, capturing the essence of Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”, while sipping on award winning Double Cross Vodka cocktails! Save money and avoid a line by getting your $15-$20 plus EB fee ticket online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-la-dolce-vita-while-expanding-your-network-tickets-29727669259. Join us from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (or longer). Get more bang for your buck! Tickets include: - A name tag bordered in blue - Recruiters will have name tags bordered in red 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Double Cross Vodka Hosted cocktails 6:30 p.m. - Delicious passed appetizers 8:00 p.m. - Free door prize raffle with great prizes The best networking anywhere! Tables will be designated for various professional fields, social interests and groups to assure that you meet like minded people. Be sure to bring your business card to distribute and for the free door prize raffle. The event will take place rain or shine, therefore there will be no refunds. The Dolce Italian is located at 127 W. Huron at LaSalle.

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  • Tis the Season to be Jolly and Network!

    Trophy Room

    Expand your group of friends and business contacts this year at River North’s Trophy Room on December 28th, while sipping sponsored cocktails and beer. Join us from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (or longer). Tickets are $15-$20 (plus EB fee) online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tis-the-season-to-be-jolly-and-network-tickets-29538786305. Tickets include: - A name tag bordered in blue - Recruiters will have name tags bordered in red 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Hosted beer and vodka cocktails 6:00-7:30 p.m. - A delicious and bountiful appetizer buffet 8:00 p.m. - Free door prize raffle with great prizes The best networking anywhere! Tables will be designated for various professional fields, social interests and groups to assure that you meet like minded people. Be sure to bring your business card to distribute and for the free door prize raffle. The event will take place rain or shine, therefore there will be no refunds. The Trophy Room is located at 170 W. Ontario Street. You must be 21 years of age with a valid ID.

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  • Come with Us to Our Winter Wonderland Networking Event at IO Urban Roofscape!

    December 13th, you are invited to our Holiday Winter Wonderland Party and Networking Event at IO Urban Roofscape in the IO Godfrey Hotel (127 W Huron St), where every season is rooftop season, sponsored by Double Cross Vodka! IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge’s freshly renovated winter wonderland indoor/ outdoor terrace will be decked with fire pits, igloos and holiday decor to spread the cheer. You will meet and network with others in your profession, or in the profession you would like to be in (recruiters are welcome), while enjoying a great night on one of Chicago's trendiest rooftops. There will be areas designated for various professional and social interest groups to assure you meet people of like interests. Tickets are $15-$20 online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-wonderland-networking-party-at-io-urban-roofscape-tickets-29535289847. Tickets include great networking all night long as well as: - Name tags bordered in blue. - Recruiters will have a name tag bordered in red 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Sponsored cocktails or wine 6:30 p.m. - Light appetizers 8:00 p.m. - Free door prize raffle/ gift extravaganza The event will proceed in any weather since the venue is indoor/outdoor, therefore no refunds will be issued. Please bring your business cards to distribute and for the free gift raffle .

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  • November 29th, Come Explore Tunnel with us and Network!

    Tunnel, Chicago’s premier River North lounge, is located above Old Crow Smokehouse. The nondescript entrance on Kinzie Street, opens to a hidden covered staircase, inspired by London’s infamous urban tunnels. Come, be inspired by the atmosphere, and the magic of the people. Join us from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (or longer). Tickets are $12-$15 (plus Eventbrite fee) online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/come-explore-tunnel-club-with-us-and-network-tickets-29041670418. Your ticket includes: A name tag bordered in blue Recruiters will have name tags bordered in red A drink ticket for beer, wine or well 6:30 p.m. Light appetizers 8:00 p.m. Free Door Prize Raffle Hope to see you there!

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