Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog
Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog – We put the First Fridays of the Month on Abbot Kinney Bl on the map!
Founder Janet Gervers started the AKFF Blog in 08' as a passion project to help attract more people to First Fridays, when it was in it's infancy and helped grow it to its immense popularity and success! Also Founder of Jagmedia, a Venice digital media studio, providing website design, WordPress training, SEO, social media and of course - blogging! The AKFF Blog skyrocketed the attendance at 1st Fridays and is an influential blog in Los Angeles, CA, covering food, shopping, nightlife culture and tech, including Silicon Beach, Venice Community events and more.
The AKFF Blog reaches a Los Angeles audience interested in fashion, food, tech and beach lifestyle and provides a powerful platform for businesses wishing to increase their exposure.
The AKFF Blog provides coverage of Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey beach areas, in addition to special features on other cities/areas and events. Yes, we cover Abbot Kinney First Fridays aka Venice First Fridays and 1st Fridays!
Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog Team:
Janet Gervers, Founder & Editor
A Venice local for over a decade, specializes in digital media creation with her company Jagmedia, specializing in WordPress Website Design and Training. She is an original Silicon Valley website designer and Silicon Beach interactive media designer. Her passion for the Venice community led to founding the Abbot Kinney First Fridays blog back in 2008 to build brand awareness and increase the modest attendance of the Abbot Kinney Boulevard event held on the First Friday of each month. Within a year of starting the AKFF Blog, First Fridays skyrocketed and grew to cover all types of Venice events. Previously Janet wrote for Venice Patch and is published in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) magazine.
Christian is an Editorial Intern with prior writing experience covering a variety of topics.
Rhys Williams, Intern
Rhys is a Social Media Intern with a blog of his own that covers entertainment.
USC Student Team
Our AKFF Student Team from the University of Southern California is: Savannah Burchfiel (Team Leader), Blair Thoman, Rikki Hu, Fahvyon Jimenez and Henry Jiang.
The AKFF Student Team are members of LACI, Los Angeles Community Impact Student Consultants, strengthening small businesses in Los Angeles. In 2015, the team was dedicated to enhancing Abbot Kinney First Friday Blog's reach in the community and providing recommendations based on research for AKFF initiatives, namely the AKFF VIP Club. Savannah, Rikki, Fahvyon, Blair, and Henry spent 10 weeks working with Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog to develop a final deliverable of strategies and recommendations after identifying challenges and conducting research to find practical solutions and innovations. The AKFF Blog is all about innovation and recognizes that students are the innovators of the future!
Advertising or Press Inquiries: Abbot Kinney First Fridays Facebook Page and send a BRIEF private message with your email or the form below. Serious inquiries will be responded to as soon as possible. NEW: Licensed photos are now available for a fee based on usage.
Event Sourcing: If you're company is looking to break into the Los Angeles market and has a product or service to promote, the AKFF Blog can help. We provide a list of select events in Venice, Santa Monica, Silicon Beach areas that offer opportunities for in kind and paid sponsorship. Send a BRIEF private message with your email on Abbot Kinney First Fridays Facebook Page or the form below.