alishainthebiz

alishainthebiz:

February’s sold out Bed-Stuy bar crawl reached nearly 20,000 people on Twitter through 50 tweets (via #bedstuycrawl), over 300 Facebook clicks, 1,700 Eventbrite page views, and over 40 attendees throughout the evening. In addition, there were mentions in the New York Times Diner’s Journal, New York Magazine’s Grub Street blog, Scoutmob newsletter, Brooklyn Exposed events and 15 other online publications.

Due to popular demand, we are excited to extend the Bed-Stuy Crawl series to other corners of the neighborhood. Regularly, we’ll be curating an experience introducing new audiences to our beloved community.

April’s Bed-Stuy Crawl is on Sat., April 14th - tickets are on sale now!

drink all the beers with me next weekend.

I cannot stress how exciting it is for me to sit in on a travel panel where there are true writers and media folks asking smart questions about social media and travel, my mentor is speaking and sharing key advice, and were skyping with operators in Spain who end everything with “vale, vale” - and its all free.

A wonderful morning kickoff to my weekend vacation.

bestrooftalkever
bestrooftalkever:

This Saturday, do something cool for a great cause.
The Blind Project is hosting an event this Saturday, October 1st, at the Red Bull Space at 40 Thompson Street in Soho. It starts at 7pm.
The Blind Project, together with DACS (Designers Against Child Slavery), presents “Episodes” - Illustrated Stories of Survivors of Sex Trafficking, a dynamic gallery of work from artists all over the globe. All artwork has been donated for this event and is up for silent auction to benefit.
The Blind Project is a collective of passionate individuals uniting together, leveraging their unique talents to empower survivors of the commercial sex trade in Southeast Asia. We consist solely of volunteers with no paid staff.  The Blind Project works with partner indigenous organizations in SE Asia to restore and empower survivors of the sex trade.
The Blind Project does really great work. I have heard amazing stories from volunteers. So Tumblr, take a break from memes and come support this stuff. 

I’ll be there checking you in at the doors, so come on out!

bestrooftalkever:

This Saturday, do something cool for a great cause.

The Blind Project is hosting an event this Saturday, October 1st, at the Red Bull Space at 40 Thompson Street in Soho. It starts at 7pm.

The Blind Project, together with DACS (Designers Against Child Slavery), presents “Episodes” - Illustrated Stories of Survivors of Sex Trafficking, a dynamic gallery of work from artists all over the globe. All artwork has been donated for this event and is up for silent auction to benefit.

The Blind Project is a collective of passionate individuals uniting together, leveraging their unique talents to empower survivors of the commercial sex trade in Southeast Asia. We consist solely of volunteers with no paid staff. The Blind Project works with partner indigenous organizations in SE Asia to restore and empower survivors of the sex trade.

The Blind Project does really great work. I have heard amazing stories from volunteers. So Tumblr, take a break from memes and come support this stuff. 

I’ll be there checking you in at the doors, so come on out!

The Blind Project, together with DACS (Designers Against Child Slavery), is excited to showcase “Episodes” - Illustrated Stories of Survivors of Sex Trafficking, a dynamic gallery of work from artists all over the globe. All artwork has been donated for this event and is up for silent auction to benefit The Blind Project

event planning 101

if you’re going to host a meetup through meetup.com but then open it to the public, get a little organized at the door. and maybe if the hosts of the event are big time pros, take a few mins at the beginning and end of the meetup to introduce yourselves, thank your attendees, and encourage networking. 

forgive me for being anal, but ya know, I just wanna be prepared when I walk into a room full of 100 strangers who I’m bum rushed to be “mingling” with.

other than that - hey great to see all of you!

tonight I learned that despite my frustration of planning events - no matter how big or small they may be - it doesn’t matter in the end. everything changes the moment your first attendee walks into the room. and you’ll be amazed at how everything changes for the best.

many thanks to our group tonight for talking travel, sharing stories, and being so encouraging. I hope we left you with severe wanderlust.

til next time!

today in why the hell do I work so damn hard

45 tweets. 86 likes. a dozen emails. 6 attendees. 3 teachers. 1 venue.

I don’t get marketing.

I really don’t. for a little over a month now, I’ve been working just about every Sunday for hours with my friends to put together a class presentation on Unconventional Stays which happens this Tuesday night.

I’ve been the one emailing everyone I know, scheduling out promo posts, talking it up around the water coolers, putting articles together for resources, asking travelers about their stories, chronicling my own experiences, working with the venue to get things booked.

and now 2 days before the event. only 6 students remain signed up. and the venue has done little to nothing of my knowledge to help promote our class.

this boggles my mind. I work so hard on all my events, I bust my ass trying to connect with people in anyway I can to fill up attendance. but nothing. and to work with a space that puts in no work is incredibly rude.

I don’t understand how I can work so hard for so long and have such low impact while other things I do in my sleep and could care less, and they’re more successful.

marketing, you’re a confusing piece of shit.

and FYI to event spaces: do your fucking work and contribute.

I thank the people (especially my co-teachers) who responded to my emails and messages and took the 3 secs to announce the class on their networks. really, I appreciate it.

and to those of you who I come out to EVERY one of your fucking events, and you can’t return a single favor, I will remember not to bother with you anymore.

excuse my bitter attitude, but for a person like me who considers every piece of work she does part of her passion, it’s difficult to see an event like this go nowhere.

I just hope those 6 people show up and enjoy our class.

my fingers remain crossed.

cubeblog

cubeblog:

On Friday, June 10th we’ll join 80+ other NYC-based startups for Walkabout NYC, an annual celebration of local tech and entrepreneurs. Each startup is opening their doors to the New York community to show off their digs, talk about their product and services, and introduce the folks who make…

YES! the start-up nerd girl inside of me will be fully ready tomorrow!