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Social Media Summer Camp
: July 2016
Classroom-style sessions covering Facebook, Instagram, & Online Reputations for beginner and advanced users.
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Social Media Summer Camp
Six intimate classroom-style sessions will cover Facebook, Instagram, and Online Reputations (Yelp, Trip Advisor, etc.). Choose which individual session(s) you want to attend based on what best fits your business needs and skill level. Learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing for your business or organization! All sessions are free and open to to the public. Coffee & light breakfast will be provided. Facebook with Online Optimism: RSVP > Beginner: Tuesday, July 12th Scared of Facebook? Never even signed up? Just getting used to Liking things? This session is for all the Facebook beginners out there. We'll walk you through everything from signing up for the network (for both yourself and your business), to crafting the perfect first post. This session will also include why you may want to consider Facebook for your business, and an extremely brief look at how you can make sure your time spent on Facebook is actually worth it! Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 13th For those that already have a Facebook page, and are busy posting away, this session is perfect for taking your social media game to the next level. We're going to deep-dive into Facebook's advertising options, and showcase the amazing potential of its ad network. We'll cover the Power Editor, A/B Testing, Facebook Pixels, Custom Audiences, and Conversion Tracking (it's going to be a busy session!) By the end, you'll be able to walk away with the capability to run complex, trackable, and most importantly effective social media marketing campaigns. Online Reviews with Get Online NOLA: RSVP > Business-to-Consumer (B2C): Tuesday, July 19th Reputation Marketing enables your customers and clients to do the talking for you. This is so important in today’s online world, because consumers trust what other people say about you more than what you say about yourself. This session will explore platforms and strategies that B2C companies can use to increase new business and customer loyalty, while giving your SEO a boost too. We’ll look at the specifics of setting up, configuring, and maintaining review sites such as Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google +. We’ll also cover techniques for encouraging better customer reviews, and managing the inevitable bad ones. Business-to-Business (B2B): Wednesday, July 20th Many B2B companies rely on word of mouth marketing, and the internet is “word of mouth” amplified exponentially. Customer reviews can be the deciding factor when a small business owner is looking for a new service provider. With the right setup and keywords, huge review platforms such as Google+, Facebook, and LinkedIn can provide increased traffic to your website, and generate new clientele. In this session, we’ll look at the specifics of setting up, configuring, and maintaining review sites to increase your business’ bottom line. We’ll also help you identify industry specific platforms that will give your SEO a boost. Instagram with RapJab: RSVP > Beginner: Tuesday, July 26th Get an overview of successful business models on Instagram and learn how to effectively manage your account. This session will review examples of various brand identity “points of entry” and their strategies. It will also include a case study of a local business and provide insights on content scheduling, hashtags, campaigns, and analytics. Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday, July 27th You’ve got the basics for Instagram for Business down, so join this session to gain valuable insights on how to meet revenue and engagement goals–as a company or brand of any size. This session will include critical “housekeeping” you might be overlooking (that could be hurting your brand), plus insights on content partner strategies, influencer outreach, and more. All sessions will take place 8:30-10am at 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 3rd Floor Conference Room.
Business Buzz on N. Rampart + St. Claude Ave
N. Rampart and St. Claude Ave are a buzz with streetcar construction and great deals! Local businesses are offering discounts on the goods and services to keep you coming back for more. Look for information on the RTA busses and streetcars and follow the Business Buzz on Social Media at #StreetcarBizBuzz to get the latest promotions. Just mention this month's #StreetcarBizBuzz word: STOP SIGN to receive a great discount or gift for participating! Click here for this month's discounts and special offers. Remember to shop small and shop local - even if it takes a little extra time! ------------------- Participating LOCAL Businesses: Voodoo Lounge 718 N. Rampart St. Crescent City Bike Tours 626 N. Rampart St. Meaux Bar 942 N. Rampart St. Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant 1001 Esplanade Ave. Black Penny 700 N. Rampart St. Grand Pre's 834 N. Rampart St. Restoration Thrift 2025 St. Claude Ave. Requiem Oddities 1214 N.Rampart St. Viva Clothing Store 1001 Canal St Quality Used Cars 1724 N. Rampart St. Nouveau Express 1101 Canal St Other Participating Businesses: Best Western Hotel 920 N. Rampart St. Premium Parking 200 N. Rampart St. Premium Parking 420 N. Rampart St.
Eat Local Restaurant Challenge
StayLocal is partnering with Eat Local Month to encourage New Orleanians to dine at local restaurants that support local food systems! For the month of June, New Orleanians are challenged to only eat food grown, caught, or raised within 200 miles of New Orleans. Restaurants all throughout New Orleans will prepare one dish made of all local ingredients for Eat Local Challenge participants and anyone else who loves delicious local cuisine. The Eat Local Challenge participant who dines at the most participating Restaurants will win a New Orleans Staycation: a one night stay at Hotel Storyville, plus a $200 gift certificate to a participating restaurant of their choice! How to Win: Dining experience must be verified by either: Receipt Photo of receipt Post a photo the meal tagging the Eat Local Challenge and the restaurant using the hashtag #IEatLocally on either Facebook @New Orleans Eat Local Challenge, or Instagram @EatLocalNOLA, or Twitter @EatLocalNOLA. Any posts with the tag after midnight on Thursday June 25th will not be counted. If you would like to deliver your submissions in person, do so at 1618 O.C. Haley Blvd. Rules: Contest ends Thursday June 25th at midnight. Participants must submit their list of restaurants at which they dined by Thursday June 25th at midnight to Jessica@eatlocalnola.org. Smaller prizes will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place winners. In the case of a tie, the winner will be selected by a random drawing. More info can be found at nolalocavore.org or on the Facebook event page. Please contact email@example.com with any questions. Happy Dining!
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Tales of the Cocktail 2016
Tales of the Cocktail® 2016 Cause a Stir The cocktail industry is filled with pioneers, rabble-rousers and trailblazers. People with the courage to change the way the world drinks. Next summer, we’re inviting everyone back to New Orleans to shake things up once again at the 14th Annual Tales of the Cocktail®. Join us as we cause a stir with more than 200 brand new seminars, tastings, competitions, networking opportunities and other spirited events. After Tales of the Cocktail® 2016, the industry will never be the same. Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® is the industry’s annual meeting place for the exchange of new ideas, products and techniques. Find out more at TalesOfTheCocktail.com!
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