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AKFF-Logo-©2016 abbot kinney first fridays logoAbbot 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.

Tryg-Hanson-profile-writer-bloggerTryg Hanson, Special Features Writer

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.  Tryg is also an actor whose credits include improv comedy, plays and independent films and he is a regular spoken word performer at the Velvet Guerilla Cabaret in Santa Monica. 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.




 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! 


AKFF gets numerous inquiries, so check out the site FIRST before asking a question. You are likely to find it in a First Fridays post or our Food Trucks Page FIRST- it will answer most q's.

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.

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