The Parent Rocker Organization of Denver Announces All Ages Event at Mercury Cafe on April 15th
Denver, COLO., April. 12, 2018 -- The Parent Rocker Organization of Denver is proud to announce a benefit for the School of Rock Denver Scholarship fund on April 15th in Denver.
The concert, Unite for Young Musicians, will feature appearances from Alterity The-Real Alterity, The Fabulous Boogienauts, School of Rock Denver House Band, and the School of Rock Denver Staff Band. Concert-goers will enjoy an afternoon of rock and roll at Denver’s most eclectic club/cafe/community gathering place, the Mercury Cafe from 1:30 p.m.-4:30. p.m.
The School of Rock Denver provides a performance-based approach to music instruction where students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result. The School of Rock believes the best way to learn music is to play music. The program takes students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music instruction and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.
The School of Rock Denver Scholarship fund makes it possible for all kids to have access to an authentic experience of using professional equipment, a staff of seasoned musicians, and performances on real rock stages, at real rock venues in front of real live audiences. Students of the School of Rock Denver get the opportunity to play at some of Colorado’s most coveted locations including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Soiled Dove Underground, The Walnut Room and Herman’s Hideaway, just to name a few.
Media are invited to attend. Please contact Melissa Hourigan at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
About Parent Rocker Organization
PRO is a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide music scholarships for students at School of Rock Denver.
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Attn: Developers - hack the future of #journalism 5/31-6/1 in #SF bit.ly/1smcShf @KQED #hackathon
HACK THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM:
Imagining Tools to Improve the Quality of News and Information in a Social Media World
Teams of developers, journalists and innovative thinkers will be challenged to discover new tools, business models, and services that deliver context-rich, real-time social journalism to users across digital platforms. Hackathon participants will be supported by mentors from media, investment and technology communities through workshops, demonstrations and one-on-one conversations.
Saturday, May 31-Sunday, June 1.
KQED | 2601 Mariposa St. | San Francisco
Your ideas have the power to improve the quality of journalism and information provided during breaking news situations, and thus you'll be helping to create a smarter, more informed citizenry. (And, of course, there will be and cash prizes for winning teams, along with free snacks and meals for all participants.)
The event is organized by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Public Media Platform, and KQED; and is sponsored by Google. Additional support and challenge prize provided by Wayin.
* Find full details and request an invitation online at http://www.rjionline.org/hackathon
* You can also find a one-page PDF flier about the event at http://hackathon.rjionline.net/downloads/rjihackathon01.pdf
* And if you want to post to social media about the event, here's a post you can copy and paste:
Hack the future of #journalism with @rji 5/31-6/1 in San Francisco at #rjihacks #hackathon bit.ly/1smcShf
Do you hate building presentations? I don't but most of the people I work with definitely do which means I typically am the go-to for presentation design. I use Keynote primarily because I love the options but there are times too when I use PowerPoint. The one struggle I have though is converting Keynote to PowerPoint isn't always pretty so when I stumbled upon this new presentation program by Slide Bureau, I was immediately intrigued. The presentation and slideshow maker app was created by former Microsoft UI pros with a keen attention to the user experience so that business professionals of all kinds are able to use it. The app is free has more than 100 templates to choose from. Definitely something to check out. To learn more, watch this recent interview with Robert Scoble.
Exciting news on the LinkedIn front to anyone looking to expand their professional brand.
Starting today, 25,000 members will have the ability to publish content on LinkedIn.
According to LinkedIn, the average Influencer post drives more than 31,000 views and receives more than 250 likes and 80 comments. By any measure, this is a remarkably high level of engagement for digital content.
Check it out!
Did you know that there are a slew of great tools beyond just analytics that can help with content creation, data collection and testing? Was reading this great piece on iMediaConnection and one of the tools features was called Our Mobile Planet.
OurMobilePlanet.com provides access to the full set of data from the Mobile Marketing Association and the Interactive Advertising Bureau along with a powerful chart creation tool. Businesses can use the data on the site to gain a deeper understanding of the mobile consumer and make data-driven decisions.
It was especially interesting to me given that a majority of our clients are in the mobile space. To try it out, I looked at data specifically around consumer interaction with mobile ads and was able to create this chart in less than one minute. Now for the purpose of this post, I didn't doctor it up or do anything special so you can imagine what interesting things you can do with a bit more time spent on this great resource.
Go check out this article and find tools that you can include in your marketing toolbox.
One of my favorite blogs to read on a regular basis is written by Andrea Vahl, a social media coach, strategist and speaker (also she is an incredibly nice person).
This week, Andrea posted a Google + check list which everyone should consider printing out and referring to on a regular basis. Often, brands and companies forget about Google + when in fact, it should be a key part of their digital marketing strategy.
Google + may not have the same traction as the other social networks but the fact remains that if you are doing content marketing, Google + needs to be considered. Simple reminder, Google is THE destination for search (accounts for 70% of search). So, will your content be found?
Perch is an app created by the team of geo-tech marketing rock stars at Closely. In a nutshell, Perch makes it possible to track what your business and businesses that you care about most, are doing on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+, Instagram, Foursquare, Groupon, and Living Social - just to name a few.
Once downloaded from iOS or Google Play you are on your way to becoming the most informed business owner in your neighborhood. You can create a personal watchlist of nearby businesses that matter to you and quickly discover what's popular on social networks, what people are saying on Yelp and what types of content drives the most engagement with consumers. For example, the perfect latte shot may be the most popular piece of activity for the cafe across the street or maybe a recent deal on Living Social has the restaurant across the street booked solid. When you are armed with this information, you can take action and drive the similar response to your own business.
The app provides notifications with new updates and allows you to focus on payroll, inventory and operations - obviously there are a million and one things you have to think about
So what happens next? Once you discover what is popular with other businesses, you can quickly modify your own digital marketing. Soon the app will also provide digital marketing tips and tools to help you along the way.
** Full disclosure: Closely, the company behind the Perch app is a client. The app is a tool I use daily.