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Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog  

AKFF-Logo-©2016 abbot kinney first fridays logoAbbot Kinney First Fridays Blog put the First Fridays of the Month on Abbot Kinney on the map!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays was started  in 08′ as a passion project to help attract more people to First Fridays Venice, when it was in it’s infancy and helped grow it to its immense popularity and success by the Founder of Jagmedia, a Venice design studio.  Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog skyrocketed the attendance at 1st Fridays and is an influential blog in Los Angeles, CA, covering food trucks and food, culture and tech, including Silicon Beach, Venice Community events and more. It’s also known as AKFF Blog.

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, Janet Gervers is a multi-faceted Digital Media Designer, Artist, Art Curator and Blogger. She owns Jagmedia, a design studio specializing in WordPress Website Design and Branding. She is an original Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach website designer and  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 on the Abbot Kinney Boulevard event held on the First Friday of each month. First Fridays skyrocketed within a year and and grew to cover Venice, Santa Monica and Westside.

Tryg-Hanson-profile-writer-bloggerTryg Hanson, Marketing & Content

Tryg Hanson has a variety of published works from rock n’ roll to the financial sector. He is involved in the financial world writing online SEO (search engine optimization) content and press releases for the Tiber Creek Corporation. His passion for music is expressed through articles, interviews and reviews as a guest columnist for R&R, Radio and Records Newspaper and regular contributor to SLAM and Night Sites and Sounds. A fervent Green Bay Packers fan from Wisconsin who has been a member of the Santa Monica community for over 15 years.


christian-nicole-rivas-profileChristian Nicole Rivas, Intern

Christian is an Editorial Intern with prior writing experience covering a variety of topics.



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Erica Carin is in charge of marketing for the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog. After working in various marketing positions at Kamala Collective, Autumn Communications, and LMU’s Health and Wellness department, she looks forward to focusing on the Abbot Kinney VIP CLUB and marketing it to success!



 Your Name Here – Hiring Social Media Interns

Our last Social Media Intern got hired at an agency after working with the AKFF. Now it’s YOUR Turn! 
We’re Hiring



USC Student Team
Our AKFF Student Team from USC from 2015: Savannah Burchfiel (Team Leader), Blair Thoman, Rikki Hu, Fahvyon Jimenez and Henry Jiang.

In 2015, the team was dedicated to enhancing Abbot Kinney First Friday Blog’s reach in the community and provided recommendations for AKFF initiatives.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! 


AKFF gets numerous inquiries, so check out the AKFF website FIRST. See First Fridays posts or our Food Trucks / FAQ Page  – which answers most q’s.

Market to Millennials:

Want to get promoted on a Page 1 Website that attracts Los Angeles Millenials? Of course, you do! So did Sundance, Postmates, Oscar, One Love Fest and more.
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Strategic Los Angeles Events Placement:

If you’re company is looking to break into the Los Angeles market the AKFF Blog can help. We get your company promoted at select events in Venice, Santa Monica, Silicon Beach areas.
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Photos: Licensed Photos are now available for a fee.

AKFF does NOT reserve food trucks for First Fridays (that means don’t ask & do READ AKFF).

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