Mardi Gras 2018 Goes Mobile

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Mobile apps have revolutionized the way that we do everything. From ordering food to getting a ride, and getting a dog walker – everything can be done right from your phone! Mardi Gras is an especially exciting time of year. However, not all the moments of Mardi Gras are fun. Getting stuck in traffic, hunting down a parking space, and a spike in car accidents can put a great deal of stress on parade goers. Fortunately, mobile apps and websites have changed the way we do Mardi Gras too. Mardi Gras New Orleans Website This website has all the information …

Mardi Gras and Digital Marketing

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By now, you’ve probably eaten more king cake than you ever imagined and have already put the pieces of your costume together. For many of us here in New Orleans, our events on Facebook are filled to the brim through Mardi Gras day. The world of social media has revolutionized the way we experience Mardi Gras. It has done this through apps that show the parade routes and events shared with various social media platforms. For those of us who would rather sit at home and experience it through TV – you can watch it streamed live. When it comes …

Velocity Agency Recognized As One of the Top PPC Agencies in New Orleans

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Recently, Velocity Agency was recognized as one of the top PPC agencies in New Orleans by UpCity! UpCity describes Velocity Agency as “one of the most reputable, and commendable partners providing paid search and digital advertising services for small and medium-sized business.” We are incredibly proud of this great honor and to be one of the top pay per click advertising agencies in New Orleans!We know that Google pay per click advertising is one of the best ways for our clients to get their name and brand out into the market and are proud to be recognized for the hard …

St. Patrick’s Day: A New Orleans Tradition?

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St. Patrick’s Day has been recognized all over the country since 1737, but no place celebrates it quite like Louisiana. On March 17th every year, you’re treated to yet another great opportunity for fun, music, and New Orleans’ most famous form of celebration: parades. St. Patrick’s Day History Of course, the New Orleans celebration of the Irish Saint Patrick owes a lot to the original Irish Christians who brought the day with them to the United States. With the festive day taking place in the middle of the restrictive Lenten period since the early 17th century, religious observers were quick to take …

Jingle Jangle Jingle: Unwrapping Mr. Bingle

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Hey, folks! Jared here. If you read the blog about me then you know I was born and raised in New Jersey. So, it will come as no surprise to you that when it comes to Louisiana holiday traditions I’m still learning. Despite six years of living in NOLA, I find myself learning something new (and more often than not, interesting) every year. This leads me to my newest discovery, Mr. Bingle. Yes, I know, it’s awful that I didn’t know about this legendary character until recently but at least I’m learning about him now, right? For those of you, who …

3 More Reasons Why New Orleans Should Host Every Super Bowl

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Nate Scott published an article in USA today giving 10 reasons why New Orleans should be the only city to host a Super Bowl and as a local I agree. I want to expand on what he offered, and I may reiterate a few of his points here, but I want to expand on them as a local. Resiliency For one thing, New Orleanians are resilient. We recovered from Katrina, the costliest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic with $108 billion in property damage. Five years later we dealt with and overcame the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest accidental …

9 Apps to Improve Your Mardi Gras Experience

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One of the things about working in technology is that it is easy to see how technology can help make things better and Mardi Gras is no exception. As the Fat Tuesday weekend gets underway we wanted to give you a few apps that might help you avoid some headaches and enjoy the weekend ahead. Getting there and Getting Home Waze If you are driving I’d recommend Waze. The more people on the road the better it’s crowd-sourced traffic data works, making Mardi Gras the perfect time to use it. Waze alerts you to traffic jams, accidents, road hazards, and …

GOOGLE: Better Than YELP

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To YELP quite literally means “to Howl, Yap, Screech, or Cry.” Think about that the next time you regard a “Yelper” as a legitimate anything. Since moving to New Orleans from the REAL culinary capital of the South, Lafayette, my girlfriend and I have made it a goal to try a different culinary establishment each week and give it a true taste-test. Being the Google AdWords Manager at Velocity Agency, it is my natural instinct to Google “Best Restaurant Near Me” rather than ask locals. Upon searching, there is a bevy of places that pop up. I narrow my destination …

Top 5 HOTTEST HOLES

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! The 2015 SINKHOLE de Mayo’s “HOTTEST HOLES OF 2015“ results ARE FINALLY HERE… and VELOCITY AGENCY has exclusively been given the results. We know you’re on the edge of your seats so without further adieu, here are your HOTTEST HOLES OF 2015: 5. DIRTY SANCHEZ. Jose “Dirty” Sanchez made the cut this year with his devil-may-care attitude, laid-back style and reputation for getting down-n-dirty.     4. LOS POLLOS HERMANOS. These “Chicken Brothers” first came on the scene when we met them on the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. After both characters were aptly …