Summer is officially ending and agencies in the Valley are settling back into the daily routine of #AgencyLife. This is a prime time to insure your team is up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technology developments. Be sure to check out these PR and marketing events happening in the Phoenix area.

September – PRSA Phoenix Webinars

PRSA is hosting several webinars this month that are sure to get PR pros on the fast track to success. Upcoming events include:

September also brings the annual Copper Anvil Awards ceremony to the Valley, recognizing the amazing work happening in the local communications industry. Still need to grab your tickets? You can purchase them here:

September 13 – Mobile and Social Media Legal Considerations: Key Issues That Should be Keeping All Brand Owners and Employers Up at Night

The Arizona Tech Council tackles the hard truths about the downfalls of advanced technology when it comes to protecting brand assets and trademarks. Speakers Jessica Benford and Andrea Lovell will provide solutions to help maximize the protection of your brand – and employees – on mobile and social media.

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September 13 – The Bots Are Coming!

AMA Phoenix addresses a hot industry topic in their upcoming workshop, the chatbot. With more than 5 billion messaging users, this event will highlight how brands can better leverage this growing audience. Speaker Rebecca Clyde, co-founder of, will share key industry insights, including:

  • The principles of using conversational UI
  • The different types of chatbots and which are best for your brand
  • How to drive meaningful conversations
  • Implementation strategies

Event details are available here:

September 18 – ABM + Inbound: How to Use ABM to Fuel Your Inbound Strategies

BMA Phoenix is putting on an event you won’t want to miss. Featuring HubSpot’s sales director, Dan Tyre, you’ll find that ABM and Inbound are not mutually exclusive. Attendees will learn how sales and marketing can truly work together. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to win a copy of Tyre’s new book, “Inbound Organization: How to Build and Strengthen Your Company’s Future Using Inbound Principles.”

To register, visit

September 20 – Business Presentation Skills: 3 Steps to OWN Any Room

Phoenix Business Journal will host public speaking consultant Paul Barton of Phoenix Public Speaking to offer insights on how to nail your next presentation. Designed to help business professionals gain confidence in their speaking, this workshop will give attendees the tools they need to improve their individual presence, presentation delivery and connection with the audience.

For more information, see the event page here:

Check back every month for upcoming industry events happening in the Phoenix area. Interested in joining the Arizona Advertising Guild for more exclusive benefits? Check out the membership page for more info!