Save the Date: November 2014
November is Native American Heritage Month and Aviation History Month.
Bookmark these non-fiction book launches in November: Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives by Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi Zuckerberg (Nov. 4), Power Through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together by Betsy Polk (Nov. 3) The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp by Marin Katusa (Nov. 10), The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom by Joel Simon (Nov. 11), and Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door by Brian Krebs (Nov. 18). Happy reading!
Heads-up, San Francisco PR pros! Gorkana hosts a media briefing with Bloomberg on Nov. 6. A panel of reporters and editors from Bloomberg share "the types of stories they want, tips for pitching ideas and how to maximize opportunities for coverage." Register here.
Midterm election is on Nov. 4. It is predicted that the Democrats have no chance of winning back the House and the Republicans are favored to win the Senate. How will you vote?
Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 9, history was made in Berlin. The anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is expected to be celebrated spectacularly across Germany.
Brisbane, Australia, hosts the G20 Leaders' Summit on Nov. 15 and 16. Considered to be the most important G20 event of the year, the Leaders' Summit expects 4000 delegates and 3,000 media representatives to attend.
Thanksgiving Day 2014 is Nov. 27, followed by Black Friday on Nov. 28 and Cyber Monday on Dec. 1. It is predicted that Cyber Monday will crush Black Friday as most retailers will stock identical merchandises at both online and offline locations. Why wait in line when you can get the same deals online?
Other important, if not quirky, events to take place in the month of November include Book Lovers Day (Nov. 1), Veteran's Day (Nov. 11), World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14), National Philanthropy Day (Nov. 15), and World Peace Day (Nov. 17). You can get a complete listing here.