The Pier Aquarium
800 2nd Avenue Northeast #2001
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
6:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Networking | Business,
Fueling the Buzz
Fueling the Buzz
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When: Thu, Feb. 21
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St. Petersburg Pier
800 Second Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Ester Venouziou or Ebony Grimsley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Online registration is available until: 2/20/2013
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Learn to maximize e-newsletters, printed marketing materials and social media to bring more customers. We’re not providing tips. We’re giving you fuel to increase sales and exposure.
The event, presented by LocalShops1 and Above Promotions, will be moderated by Susan Robertson, marketing director of the Pier, and includes a special presentation by Ebony Grimsley, founder of Above Promotions and author of Because You're Small.
Also on the panel, we have four of Tampa Bay's top marketing experts: Michael Blasco, 352 Media; Gary Hasbach, TrueFire/MailDog Manager; Nancy Howe, Tampa Bay Newswire; and Chris Rokosz, Rokosz Media Studios.
Early registration through Feb. 1
$10 LocalShops1 Business, Artist & NonProfit members
After Feb. 1
$15 LocalShops1 Business, Artist & NonProfit members
At the door: $25
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Meet the Business Boosters
Moderator Susan Robertson, Urban Retail Properties
Susan oversees all marketing and events for the St. Petersburg Pier, including entertainment, media buys, public relations, social media and more.She serves on the Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association, Bay Area Concierge Association, Downtown Business Association, LocalShops1 Advisory Board and the St. Pete Arts/Marketing Committee.
Michael Blasco, 352 Media
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Michael, who joined the award-winning 352 Media team in 2010, is heavily involved in the Tampa Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of Emerge Tampa Bay in 2009.Michale is also president of Tasting Tampa, a food-centric events and promotions company that also offers consulting and catering services.
Gary Hasbach, TrueFire/MailDog Manager
Effective Email Marketing Campaigns
Gary is a media manager for True Fire and Mail Dog, a St. Petersburg-based company with more than 70 national awards and patented technology platforms, to empower businesses of all sizes. Mail Dog specializes in email and enewsletter marketing tools, collaborating with more than 1,600 agencies, creative organizations and customers worldwide.
Nancy Howe, Tampa Bay Newswire
Getting the Media to Notice You with Press Releases
Nancy is president of Tampa Bay Newswire and KnowHowe, a full-service writing company. A longtime key player in the region's economic development, Nancy has been named one of Tampa Bay 100 most influential business executives by CEO magazine.Her career has included key roles at the St. Pete Times, Art & Design News and Maddux Business Report.
Christopher A. Rokosz, Rokosz Media Studios
Building the Buzz With Videos: DYI and Pro
Whether it be radio, television, film, stage, the Internet or in person, Christopher has added value, and enjoyment to the lives of almost 2 billion people worldwide with his unique style, energy, knowledge, and take on life. As founder of ROKOSZ Studios, Christopher and his team have produced more than 40,000 online videos promoting businesses.
Ebony Grimsley, founder of Above Promotions Co. & author of Because You’re Small, will discuss tools that can help you build your social media presence without spending all day on Facebook. Ebony has worked with business owners, professional athletes and film organizations and has planned and assisted with events for industry personnel for noted people including Korn, Marilyn Manson, James Earl Jones and others. Featured on MSNBC.com, the Retail Customer Experience, Mainstreet and other publications, as well as a monthly guest on WEAL in North Carolina, Ebony is often invited to speak about marketing strategies, leadership and organizational techniques. $15