#Event Moment: Love is in the Air…..
Love’s in the air! Well, it’s either that or bitterness about this time of the year. Let’s celebrate the good things in life this Valentine’s day, instead. A Tea Party for the single folks, arts and crafts for the babies or dinner/brunch for couples, this day for lovers is an event to be remembered by all.
To set the atmosphere for your event, you can think traditional by using the color scheme red, pink and white to express Valentine’s Day to attendees. If you want to step out of your comfort zone a bit, think maybe black and white with a bit of color for a Valentine’s Day event. For y’all on a budget, think flowers and balloons as low cost alternatives to bring color and space to your function. Dessert is a must have during your Valentine’s event. Cupcakes and Macaroons are a thought.
Take a peek at my Pinterest board, Event Design & More (http://www.pinterest.com/indigo7/event-design-more/) for more ideas and concepts that will bring your Valentine’s Day event to the next level. If you’re in need of additional help by an expert, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to start.
Because I love my readers and I can’t attended this lovely event due to my relocation back to St. Louis, I would like to invite you and a guest on behalf of Lexus to its Verses and Flow taping in Houston. Now, if you not familiar with Verses and Flow, it is an electrifying event that captures the concept of spoken word and music. Hit the link for more information and to RSVP.
Verses and Flow in Houston:
Last year, PepsiCo made a conscious decision to change its “Simply Natural” line of Frito Lay Products to “Simply”. In addition, its Natural Quaker Oatmeal is now rebranded “Simply” Quaker Oatmeal.
The Food & Drug Administration does not have a true meaning for “Natural” but believes that a brand has leverage to use the term as long as its products doesn’t have any artificial ingredients or preservatives. The ingredients in the “Simply” products have not changed. The change in verbiage was done due to the increasing number of litigations based on the conversation of natural and organic food to the consumer.
According to the Associated Press, PepsiCo is in an ongoing court case where the ingredients in some of its “natural” chips are being contested. In November, the brand decided to let go of its Gatorade “Natural” line due to the lack of interest from the consumer.
I completely understand where PepsiCo is coming from with the change in content for its “Simply” brand. But I do wonder if it is going to cause more confusion for the consumer, though. Is it being made clear to the consumer that the ingredients in the “Simply” line of products are natural and not artificial? That would be my first statement as a consumer; I would be concerned about purchasing a product just entitled “Simply” and not include “Natural”.
It is all a play on words at the end of the day. As a content writer, it is a back and forth ordeal with creating an understanding between the brand and consumer. Personally, I believe that it should be more legislation on natural and organic food and what sort of ingredients constitutes the use of those terms. It could cause a decline in the number of legal proceedings against brands.
Just my two cents,
Source: Associated Press/PepsiCo/Frito Lay
Let me be clear. The Superbowl Unofficial Event page was just an event calendar. It was not for you to learn more about the players and the game itself. It was to navigate you through the streets of New York and New Jersey to find the best possible event this weekend that met the needs of your pocketbook and level of socialization. Trust me. I am far from a sports fanatic. Now, if you want to find out about the latest and greatest in events, I’m the person to ask.
So with that being said, I am presenting you with the revamped version of the page as the NBA All Star Unofficial Event tumblr page (http://www.nolaallstar2014.tumblr.com). Its only purpose is to present events that are associated to the All Star weekend in New Orleans.
With the revamped site, the price to advertise is still the same with the exception of the opportunity to received content writing from Indigo7 Marketing. That is no longer an option. Pricing starts at $25 with a post featuring just visuals. The visual element could be a flyer or video. For more information, please visit www.nolaallstar2014.tumblr.com/advertise.
You will send the request directly to me at email@example.com. If someone representing Indigo7 without my authority in regards to this page, please dismiss the con artist. I am the only one associated to the brand. All responses will come directly from me. No assistant.
FYI: At this time, I will not be attending the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. To barter ad space for admission is not available.
We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls
“You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing,
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist - the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes
—Chimamanda N. Adichie “We Should Be All Feminists” TedxEaston
On the heels of the national introduction of the New General Motors CEO Mary Barra, we’re more concerned about the marriage of Hip Hop Royalty, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Personally, I could give a fuck. Their marriage has no leverage to my financial gain but Barra, on the other hand, does. Who the hell knew this woman was given this high profile position that could make or break the global economy? No one. The State of the Union Address this week was the first visible presentation of Barra as the new CEO of GM.
Our foundation is failing, women. We are more concerned about the potential failure of a pair of celebrities than we are willing to scream congrats to the first woman to ever be placed in a high level standing within the male driven automotive industry. By the way, Barra has been in the position since January 15, 2014.
As Mary Barra represents women across the globe, her role sends a clear message as to what people think when females take positions that are normally thought to be for males only. Based on non verbal cues that I have seen, it appears that we talk a good game in the US but we are not ready to see women in those sorts of positions. Recently, on a reality TV show, an African American woman stated that she believed women don’t make strong leaders. Yikes! Maybe it was not to offend her male counterparts but her friends seemed slightly dazed and confused. It is 2014 and people are still making comments like that.
We’re at crossroads, ladies. How is your foundation looking? What does your values and standards tell you about running your own business or working for a company? Can you stand on your own two feet or are you begging for marriage?
“What is your foundation, Ndidi?”, you asked. Well! When I was in middle school, my mom suddenly calls me to her room and told me not to have sex for money or any material things. “You’re to work for money to buy stuff you need. You don’t open your legs to get money. That is why they have jobs available. When you get older, you will go to college and you will get a good job.” “You’re pretty, girl”, she said. “People will try to fool you into doing things that you shouldn’t do.”
Nearing 34 years of life, I am and have stuck with that philosophy. Nothing more or less. My rock is flawless. My foundation is grounded without or with riches. It is about being comfortable in your own skin.
To hear Adichie’s full conversation about Feminists:
Until Next Time,
Sources: LA Times/YouTube
#Event Moment: Touchdown!
Now, we all know it really doesn’t take much to have a Superbowl Watch Party. Access to the game and liquor are the only two things that you need for a successful event. The additional push will be the type of food that you serve to your attendees.
There is no need for a gourmet feast, loves! Comfort food is a must especially those designated as American (all cultures) cuisine. Rotel, Chicken and Chips are about it. Maybe, pizza and sandwiches, too. Remember, if this event is taking place at someone’s home; be considerate of individuals’ food allergies. You do not want any DOA’s leaving your residence. I’m just saying unless you had other ideas. You never know these days. I blame the economy…..LOL!
Don’t laugh at the pictures. I love Pinterest. You can find about any damn thing on there. Go to my event design and more board (http://www.pinterest.com/indigo7/event-design-more/) to look at the links associated to those pictures.
But baby, if you want some damn Twinkies on your party platter, I will have to show you to the door. Don’t forget that suitcase, though! It has all you need to endure a night with your family and friends during a group outing. Trust me……LMAO! Party Responsible, folks!
Good Day, Folks!
While reading about the upcoming Superbowl, I heard complaints among the faithful fans of the NFL. Everyone is excited but they are wondering about the parties during the week long activities leading up to the Bowl. Based on what I have seen, it appears that the Hosting Committee in the NY/NJ area has done a good job publicizing the events that have been sanctioned by the NFL. Now, what about the unofficial events, though? Some folks can’t afford the Taste of NFL, real talk. Unless you can sneak non-celebrities through a back door, my folks won’t be in attendance.
So why am I mentioning this to you? Well, in my attempts to increase my gross margin, I have decided to dedicate a tumblr page to help those have a joyous occasion during next week’s festivities for the Superbowl in NY/NJ. Check it out at http://nycsb2014.tumblr.com.
Now, party promoters and event planners, there is a fee for placing your event on the site. Please visit http://nycsb2014.tumblr.com/advertise for more information. Rates start at $25.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a conversation about the tumblr page and rates. This could continue depending on how people response for the NBA All-Star and SXSW unofficial events.
FYI: This is no connection with the NFL or the hosting committee.
Just trying to help my people,
Still in its infancy with five years in the consumer electronics industry, Beats Electronics was created in 2008 by legendary Hip-Hop Artist/Producer Dr. Dre (Andre Young) and Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. In its short time, the brand has established itself as the leading supplier of personal electronics especially with its Beats by Dre line. As Beats continues to keep the attention of its young influencer, the brand has embarked down the road of music subscription with its Beat Music streaming service set to begin tomorrow.
The Beat Music concept is similar to Pandora and Spotify but has a slight twist in creativity for its subscribers. The music streaming service is focused on providing radio-type music selections and curation with its consumer by providing personalized decision making. Every musical opportunity has been “Blessed by Humans” as Ian Rogers, Beats Music Chief Executive stated to Billboard recently. The brand has music curators who handpicked songs and albums to recommend to the subscriber.
Beats Music can be found on any Apple Product, Windows Mobile, Google Android, Sonos and via most Web Browsers. Yes, you can use Beats Music via laptop or desktop computer. Please visit its website at www.beatsmusic.com.
Do you love it or hate it?
My response: I haven’t had the opportunity to test Beats Music to see how it compares to Spotify and Pandora. So, I can’t really give a thoroughly decision on it. From what I have read, it sounds like a beefed up Spotify without the security issues. The most intriguing part of this newly created music service is the music curator component. I find that to be interesting but I do wonder if those curators will remain unbias in their decisions to recommend music to subscribers. Come on! Geffen Records and Dr. Dre. You don’t think there wouldn’t be any bias to occur in the process of music selections and decision making via Beats Music. Maybe, I sound too cynical. But that was my immediate thought about the service.
If you try it, let me know.
Sources: Billboard/Beats Electronics
We don’t consider ourselves equal opportunity anything, because that’s not - you know, that’s the beauty of fake journalism. We don’t have to - we travel in fake ethics.
Fake as hell. Being a pretty bitch makes money these days, I guess. I’m mad as a muthafucker, right now. I really don’t get people now. Everything is a fucking joke. Apparently, niceness gets us nowhere these days. As a woman business owner, this is my livelihood. Putting my resignation as the seasonal merchandiser at a major retailer wasn’t really the plan to my success this year. The concept of working without a website is now a serious thought, now. I don’t have any more patience for the bullshit.
I swear. I am one step away of giving everyone hell from now on. Believe me. My former profession as an overachieving troublemaker is looking more and more appealing these days. I was going to give a long drawn out discussion about my experience at the retailer on the local level to explain my rationale of letting the position. But fuck it! Just know the money wasn’t flowing like it should nor did the management team want me there on a flex time basis. But I would have to agree with someone on their leadership team, who stated “Pretty Bitches don’t do Manuel Work”. They sure in the hell don’t. Now, I won’t.
I have been feeling like a clown more than I need these days. That shit will stop today, I guaranteed. My last name ain’t Onukogu, for nothing. Trust.
Until Next time,