SDMC Members Meeting – July

SDMC Members Meeting – July
Event on 2017-07-12 15:00:00
The next Members meeting of the San Diego Museum Council is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, and will begin at 3 pm with a Professional Development topic: Amplifying Your Message through Digital Marketing We turn the spotlight on social media best practices and industry trends as well as social media reporting and web metrics and other resources such as Google Grants. Sharing their knowledge of the industry will be: Jaclyn Huling, Director of Digital Marketing at Motionstrand, a full-service Ditigal agency in North County, San Diego. Erin Eskens, Content Marketing Manager at Motionstrand. Moderated by April Tellez, Public Relations and Social Media Manager at San Diego Natural History Museum and Chair of the Council's Marketing Committee Please share this invitation with your museum public relations/social media marketing staff and encourage them to RSVP and attend. Following the panel will be a brief business meeting that will include voting on the slate of officers and at-large members for FY18 SDMC Board of Directors and important amendments to the SDMC Bylaws. The Bylaws amendment vote requires a 2/3 majority of the voting membership to be present so please plan to attend this meeting! A biography of the officers and at-large members and the updated bylaws will be emailed to each museum's regular representative three weeks prior to the July 12 meeting .

at University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, United States

Meet the Newest Members of THE Exclusive Society of Entrepreneurs!

Meet the Newest Members of THE Exclusive Society of Entrepreneurs!
Event on 2017-06-07 18:00:00
Meet the area's most active entrepreneurs. Enjoy a glass of wine and learn more about the Dallas Entrepreneurs Society and our mission to bettering entrepreneurs just like you.  Join a community of business owners looking to find  creative ways to work with others and learn the latest information on social media, marketing and networking at our upcoming events!  ~~~  What's in it for you? A glass of wine, hors d'oeuvres and entrance into the Society. 

at Two Corks and a Bottle
2800 Routh Street
Dallas, United States

Two Phoenix Art Museum Marketing Staff Members Reportedly Fired, Another Quits

Two Phoenix Art Museum Marketing Staff Members Reportedly Fired, Another Quits
PAM public relations director Carlotta Soares and manager Stephanie Lieb were reportedly let go today, Friday, August 14. Sources close to the situation, including Evan Roberts, formerly part of the museum's marketing team, confirm that Soares and Lieb …
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Anthony Weiner joins N.J. public relations giant as advisor
MWW, the New Jersey PR firm headed by Michael W. Kempner, a prominent New Jersey Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, said in a release Thursday that it "is pleased to welcome Anthony Weiner as a member of our Board of Advisors.".

Greenberg Traurig Strengthens Government Practice with Former Members of McKenna Long & Aldridge Public Policy Group

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its Government Law & Policy practice in Atlanta with the addition of Chuck McMullen, Tharon Johnson and Blake Ashbee. The bipartisan group of professionals, who were previously with McKenna Long & Aldridge, will focus their practice on state and local government affairs.

McMullen joins Greenberg Traurig as Senior Director. He brings extensive experience in both the private and public sector. He served as senior managing director at McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP and Chief of Staff to Georgias first Republican Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Representative Dr. Tom Price. McMullen represents clients and their interests at both the state and local level in Georgia, with a focus on the areas of Energy, Health Care and Information Technology.

Johnson joins the firm as Director. Having served in senior positions throughout all levels of government, Johnson focuses his practice on government affairs at the state and local levels. Johnson was the National Southern Regional Director for the 2012 Obama For America campaign, leading the presidential re-election campaign for 11 southern states, including the key battleground states of Florida and North Carolina. Previously, he was Senior Adviser to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, after serving as Senior Strategist and Campaign Manager for Reed’s 2009 Atlanta Mayoral race. He is also the former District Director and Campaign Manager for Congressman John Lewis. Johnson advises private and public sector clients on their public policy strategies.

Ashbee will be Of Counsel. He was previously appointed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve as Executive Director of the Governors Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) where he oversaw workforce investment activities and spearheaded Georgias skilled trade initiative-Go Build Georgia. Prior to that, he served Governor Deals administration as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Executive Counsel. He has worked as a leader for legislative, grassroots public affairs, and marketing campaigns in the public and private sector, and served in senior advisory roles to members of U.S. Congress and at the U.S. Department of Energy.

We are thrilled to welcome such accomplished professionals to lead our Atlanta Government Law & Policy practice and strengthen Greenberg Traurigs already well-respected national government practice, said Ernest Greer, co-managing shareholder of the Atlanta office and a firm vice president. The firm continues to attract top-level teams and individuals as part of our commitment to bolstering the key practice areas that are important to our clients. We are proud to welcome Chuck, Tharon and Blake as we demonstrate our commitment to delivering excellent service to our clients both nationally and in Atlanta.

We are excited to join Greenberg Traurig and the opportunities this brings, McMullen said. This firm is well-known in the community for its commitment to excellence and we are honored to join such a respected group. We look forward to growing the Government Law & Policy practice in Atlanta.

Greenberg Traurig is highly regarded for its professionalism, experience, and successful track record as leaders here in Atlanta and throughout the nation, Johnson said. We are looking forward to joining this remarkable team and leading the Atlanta Governmental Law and Policy practice.

Greenberg Traurigs Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of the firms Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the United States. The firms national team of government law and policy professionals spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the U.S., including Albany, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, New York City, Sacramento, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. The bipartisan practice includes former elected officials, as well as former top aides and policy officials from the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch and various state governments. These attorneys and professionals work together to provide clients with seamless representation in virtually any forum before the U.S. Congress and Executive agencies, as well as state and local government entities.

These Atlanta hires mark a continuation of a strategic expansion of Greenberg Traurigs Government Law & Policy Practice.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the Power Elite in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms’ client relationships. For additional information, please visit



Louise Cohen

Phone: 678-553-2687

Email: cohenlo(at)gtlaw(dot)com

May 2015 – SEMpdx Members Appreciation Event

May 2015 – SEMpdx Members Appreciation Event
Event on 2015-05-12 17:00:00
May 2015 – SEMpdx Members Appreciation Event

Social Media Strategist Brent Csutoras will bring SEMpdx members a deeper understanding of how to leverage social media properly to benefit a client or themselves when he speaks at our annual Members Appreciation Event.

This year’s Members Appreciation Event will be Tuesday, May 12, 2014. Members receive free admission, food and drinks and the opportunity to listen to a great guest speaker brought in specifically for our members. Non-members are welcome to purchase a ticket and attend.

Brent will be speaking about how to get the most out of social for the least amount of time: how you can time-hack your social experience and focus your energies where they are most effective, using tools and simple strategies. Brent can also answer your questions about content for social, such as infographics, as well as discuss developing strategies for social news sites (Redditt, etc.).

Start following him and his team at @KairayMedia

 Special Guest Speaker

 Brent Csutoras, Founder Social Media Strategist at Kairay Media


Brent Csutoras is a social media marketing strategist and entrepreneur, who specializes in social media marketing, content marketing, and viral content creation. Brent speaks regularly at some of the largest and well known conferences, such as SMXPubconSES, and InfoPresse. You can view his presentations here.


He has also been mentioned in NBC News, Diversity Journal, Ecommerce Times, ForbesWired, Health, the American Marketing Association, interviewed for, and quoted in Entrepreneur, as recent as 2014. Additionally, Brent acts as Head of Social Media for Alpha Brand Media and as the CMO for Pixel Road Designs, which is one of the leading Infographic and Social Media design firms.

at Bridgeport Brewing Company
1313 NW Marshall
Portland, United States

Rivet Promotes Executive Team Members Dianna Koltz and Caryn Pratt; Welcomes Deren Baker to Advisory Board

Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

Rivet Works, Inc., a technology company that inspires consumer engagement with user-generated content solutions, today announced key organizational promotions and additions. Dianna Koltzs role was expanded to Vice President of Sales and Services, while Caryn Pratt advanced to the position of Vice President of Marketing. Solidifying the organizations continued growth, and adding unique travel industry expertise, Deren Baker, the CEO of Jumpshot, joins Rivets advisory board.

Formerly Vice President of Customer, Koltz now manages the newly integrated customer service and sales teams, an organizational innovation to enable customer relationship building across the sales and support lifecycle, of utmost importance in software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses such as Rivet. During her tenure with Rivet, Koltz helped lead the companys beta software program resulting in the conversion of world-class brands to Rivet customers. Koltz has also been directing the vision and development of a best-in-class customer success organization that has launched global content initiatives for customers such as JanSport, Whole Foods and Viking River Cruises.

As Vice President of Marketing, Pratt continues to oversee Rivets messaging, content and design initiatives, and now leads the companys renewed focus on user-generated contents unparalleled ability to connect with consumers in the travel and hospitality spaces. As the organizations Director of Marketing, Pratt led the companys November re-branding process, which positioned Rivet as the first all-inclusive content marketing solution promoting active engagement between people and their favorite brands.

Rivet’s customers have embraced authentic visual content from their guests and we are scaling our efforts to better serve their global businesses needs, said Michael Svatek, CEO of Rivet. I am delighted that we have two outstanding executives with the business with the skills, passion and experience to lead our continued expansion.

New Rivet advisory board member Deren Baker is a travel industry veteran who served in leadership roles in Travelocity (acquired by Expedia) and City Search. Baker currently serves as the CEO of Jumpshot, which produces a market intelligence platform that utilizes the worlds largest source of aggregated data to provide marketers with unique, actionable insights. Prior to his time at Jumpshot, Baker spent seven years at Switchfly, a SaaS technology company that powers commerce and loyalty redemption solutions for some of the most recognized travel and hospitality brands. As the companys COO, Baker drove product management and strategy, as well as account management, professional services, and analytics functions. While at Switchfly, Baker was responsible for the companys P&L and facilitated growth of the companys revenue 500 percent from 2008 to 2014.

“Traveler-generated content including photos, video and commentary are critically important to the decision process, giving travelers greater confidence to book online, added Svatek. Derens leadership within major travel businesses and proven track record of driving growth is a huge asset to our advisory team.

About Rivet Works, Inc.

Rivet is at the forefront of developing user-generated content solutions that have an immediate influence on brand and commerce metrics. Rivet’s cloud-based platform drives inspiring and engaging experiences by capturing images, video, text, customer preferences and intent data. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Rivet has partnered with global companies such as Viking Cruises, JanSport, and to drive content strategy. For more information, visit our site or drop us a line [info(at)rivet(dot)works].

Union Built PC Announces the New UB-1018 Android Tablet to Meet the Mobile Needs of Union Members and Organizations

Copiague, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

Union Built PC, a fully unionized company specializing in custom computer equipment, hardware, software and other IT solutions specifically for Labor Unions, today announced a new addition to their Android family of tablets; The Union Built PC UB-1018 – The Organizer. Like all Union Built PC hardware, the UB-1018 is available with custom configuration and form factors to match consumer needs for both an ultra-portable work and multimedia device.

The UB-1018 features a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 high definition screen and is designed for optimal mobility while still packing a performance punch. Union Built PCs first 3G enabled tablet boasts WiFi and Bluetooth for all consumers digital connections and is powered by the most recent version of the Android operating system; 4.4 KitKat and the MediaTek MT8382 Quad-Core Processor for speedy performance whether for App usage in the workplace, email, web browsing, multimedia or gaming.

In todays connected world, the UB-1018 is a perfect solution to enhance mobile workplace efficiency and productivity. Users can download any of the 1 million+ Apps found in the built-in Google Play store that can enrich business capabilities and heighten multimedia features. And customers can have their tablets custom configured so key Apps and Union Built PCs popular softwares – such as Grievance Manager a fast-becoming Industry Standard for grievance and arbitration management – are built-in and right on the users 5 point touch screen.

Union Built PC has launched the UB-1018 to meet the evolving and varying needs of our Union clients. As our customers become increasingly active users of our custom configured computers, we are now responding to the needs of the majority who have adopted smart and mobile technologies. With the latest addition to our tablet portfolio, weve sought to offer a custom configured device that meets our customers on-the-go needs as well as the increased demands of todays multimedia user, says Pete Marchese, Director of Sales and Operations.

We believe that our new UB-1018 Android Tablet will appeal to customers across the Union marketplace as weve aligned The Organizer to be highly accessible and flexible to serve multiple applications and budgets, continues Marchese.

The UB-1018 is also a sleek and powerful option for Unions looking for a device that switches seamlessly from work to entertainment to social media and beyond. The slim and elegant UB-1018 sports dual cameras – 2MP on the front and 5MP with flash on the rear – as well as dual speakers on the back perfect for picture taking, uploading and storing photos, video chatting and listening to music. The large and vibrant screen, viewable from all angles, makes for an ideal television and movie viewing experience and is perfection for gamers. The UB-1018 media capabilities are bolstered by BlueRay, 3D and all Android supported audio and video formats as well as a built-in eBook Reader. The UB-1018 also offers a number of additions to optimize its performance as a connectivity tool including an IEEEE802.11 b/g/n wireless network and a substantial 3.7V 6000mAh battery that allows for more than 6 continuous hours of on or off-line work or play.

The UB-1018 is unlocked and supports all of the major frequencies in the United States, Europe and Asia 850, 1900, 2100mhz and like all Union Built PC products feature a 1 year factory warranty.

Union Built PCs new UB-1018 The Organizer Android Tablet is available now for purchase and custom configuration at a special introductory price of $ 279.00. Discounts on large orders and packages are also available.

You can shop the UB-1018 and inquire about customization by visiting , emailing or calling (877) 728-6466.



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Union Built PC Inc. has been serving the IT needs of Labor since 2001. Union Built PCs mission is to organize Labor and help them excel in everything they do. Union Built PC believes their success is based on products and services that have been developed by Union Members and customized to meet the specific needs of their Union clientele. Thats why every member of the Union Built PC team is a Union Member.

Offering the most innovative technologies such as their new UB-1018 The Organizer Android Tablet, their new UB-7102 Small Footprint PC and their popular and powerful Grievance Manager Application, custom software that allows Labor Unions to manage the grievance process from start through arbitration; Union Built PC has singularly provided cutting edge IT innovations for Labor which focuses on the unique needs of International and Local Unions and the organizations affiliated with them.

NYC’s Posh City Club Prepares for 2015 Debut of the First Members Only Rest Lounges

NY, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2015

Posh City Club is preparing for its 2015 debut of NYC’s first members only rest lounge, that caters to the busy lifestyle of the New York City enthusiast.

At the Posh City Club, members are treated to an experience that takes the stress out of spending time in the city that never sleeps.

The Posh City Club is an exclusive members only lounge where travelers, suburban commuters, and city dwellers alike can kick up their heels between work and meetings, after an outdoor run or while sightseeing with their families. With a planned launch in Midtown, Manhattan in late 2015, theyre getting the word out now about their many amenities and limited time membership prices.

When members open the doors to the Posh City Club, they’ll be welcomed into a world of clean, comfort complete with immaculate private restrooms, sitting areas, and sanity-saving private lockers. Parents can breathe easier in a space that will allow them to regroup and take care of their small childrens needs worry-free, while individuals looking to freshen up after work or avoid rush-hour can do so with ease.

Posh City Club also offers private lockers that are a convenient space for stowing purses, shopping bags, and extra coats when there’s no time to run home. They’re even equipped with charging stations for electronic devices, and complimentary Wi-Fi for all those last minute e-mails and travel directions.

While stopping in at a locker, members can also take advantage of the club’s luxury, ADA compliant bathrooms. These are not the typical rows of toilet stalls as seen at the office or gym, but rather individual restrooms that are completely private. Touch-less toilets and sinks, personal showers, changing stations, and soundproof lavatories all await those in need of a quick pick-me-up. In order to meet a high standard of quality, full-time attendants are at the ready to ensure restrooms are freshened after every use.

Membership packages start at only $ 15 a year, with day passes available at four pricing tiers. The different tiers determine how many day passes members will need to purchase at minimum. The more passes purchased, the better the savings. Each pass gives the member full access to all the lounge’s services for the entire day, and can even be gifted to an accompanying friend regardless of whether they’re a member or not.

With the Posh City Club, convenience, luxury, and affordability are finally within reach for city-goers in the know. The first branch is expected to open in Midtown Manhattan, where its central location to shopping, nightlife, and business will make it the ideal resting spot while on-the-go. Over the next few years, they plan to expand throughout NYC and to other major cities such as Chicago, Boston, and the DC area.

For early bird membership signups or additional information, please visit or contact


Nicki Thomas

Veteran PR

P. 708-733-0728

E. nicki(at)veteranpr(dot)com

About Veteran PR:

Rooted in the belief that hard work coupled with honesty and integrity is the key to any success, Veteran PR strives to help companies build their brand awareness through strategic and effective Public Relations Campaigns and Social Media Marketing Efforts. Veteran PR launched in 2015 after military veteran, Staff Sergeant Jason Thomas, teamed up with his wife and seasoned PR professional, Nicki Thomas. Together their vision is to help small businesses, especially veteran owned businesses, build their brand awareness with a PR Company business owners can trust.

7 Steps to Effective Website Design [Free For BBN Members]

7 Steps to Effective Website Design [Free For BBN Members]
Event on 2015-04-27 18:00:00

PRESENTER:   James Smith, True Blue Websites

True Blue Websites would like to invite you to our upcoming workshop: The 7 Steps to Effective Website Design.

These days having a website is just a normal part of doing business. Whether you’re a sole operator or large company, we all want a great website that attracts the right visitors and delivers quality leads and enquiries.

This workshop will help you discover the elements of effective website design and online marketing strategies, using easy-to-understand techniques and real life case studies.

Presented by James Smith, CEO of True Blue Websites and Smith Brothers Media, The 7 Steps to Effective Website Design workshop is a fantastic opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s up and coming online marketing specialists… Over the course of the two hour workshop James will deliver an interactive guide to better website design and online marketing strategies.


BBN Members – FREE       Non Members –

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at The Sandringham Hotel
387 King St Newtown
Sydney, Australia

Lotus Crush Released “Rabbit Hole” Today — Rock Band’s Album Features Members from “The Voice,” Candlebox & Jimmys Chicken Shack

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

Lotus Crush, the band of rock n roll veterans best known from “The Voice,” Driveblind, Candlebox and Jimmys Chicken Shack, released their sophomore album “Rabbit Hole” (CaviGold Records) today. Lotus Crush is Scottish singer Terry McDermott, runner-up of “The Voice” 2012 and Driveblind; guitarist Peter Klett and drummer Scott Mercado of Candlebox; guitarist Island Styles of Jimmys Chicken Shack; and bassist Mark Mattrey. Recorded at Seattles iconic Robert Lang Studios, the studio utilized for classics from Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, and more, “Rabbit Hole” – available for orders now at iTunes ( – is an 11-song tour-de-force from the band.

Media have been supportive of Lotus Crush and “Rabbit Hole” with Yahoo! Music lauding McDermotts perfect set of pipes, and ARTISTdirect raving (McDermott is) still rocking our world with his pitch perfect and rich voice Starpulse said, even though Terry and his fellow bandmates have been turning out good music for a long time, well before any sort of TV attention, ‘Rabbit Hole’ may be their best work yet. Influential site Buzzbands LA stated, The propulsive song Hearts and Minds has urgency And, AXS said about the track: Their combination of driving rock plus compelling lyrics about subjects like the one that spawned Hearts and Minds is what makes them a rock band on the rise, again.

Last Tuesday, Yahoo! Music began a week-long exclusive stream of Lotus Crushs “Rabbit Hole.” To listen to and read about “Rabbit Hole” at Yahoo! Music, click here: Earlier in the year, in January, Entertainment Weekly (click here: exclusively unveiled the exciting first video from the album, for Hearts and Minds, which stars C Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Southland). In December 2014, Yahoo! Music also debuted the audio of Hearts and Minds (click here:

Lotus Crushs history began on the road in 2006 when Driveblind toured Europe with Candlebox (Styles and Mattrey are recent additions to the band). While on tour, the artists shared a love of seminal British bands such as The Verve, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and sowed what would be the seeds of a long-lasting relationship. These common influences spurred their creative processes, and they went on to release their first project together, “Half Light Morning” in 2011. After getting back together for what they thought was a single reunion show in 2014, the creative gears clicked, the hiatus ended and Lotus Crush was back.

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Members of Lotus Crush are available for interviews.

Visit to listen to “Rabbit Hole” download high-res photos, bio, press releases, etc. (please do not share this link with the public),

For a download of “Rabbit Hole” or any additional information, please use the contacts below.


Erik Stein / Scoop Marketing for Lotus Crush / estein(at)solters(dot)com / 818-761-4645

Shaunelle Watson / Scoop Marketing for Lotus Crush / swatson(at)solters(dot)com / 818-761-6100

Melissa Munafo / Scoop Marketing for Lotus Crush / mmunafo(at)solters(dot)com / 818-761-6100