mardi gras 2018

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 …

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 …

Velocity Agency’s Mardi Gras Guide

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It’s that time of the year again. You might call it Mardi Gras or maybe carnival season, but no matter what you call it you know that it is one big party. For those not already in the know, Mardi Gras day is Fat Tuesday, which falls on the 28th of February this year. The day can change every year but a quick search of “when is Mardi Gras” will help you mark your calendar. Just let this Mardi Gras guide explain the rest! If you grew up in the greater New Orleans area there is a good chance that …

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: City Business feature II

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In this second installment of New Orleans City Business‘ feature on Velocity Agency – naming us as one of the top five Fastest Growing Companies in NOLA – Quincy Hodges sits down with Vice President Kevin Conway. Kevin talks business, backbone, Berning and the benefits of being set up as a one-stop-shop. Editor’s note: CityBusiness tracks the Fastest Growing Companies in the New Orleans area based on information we obtain from our regular surveys of private companies. The five standouts that will be featured in our May 13 print edition reported the largest percentage increase in revenue over the past …

Velocity Agency Recognized by New Orleans City Business

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Recently, Velocity Agency was recognized by New Orleans City Business as a top private company in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.  As a full-service digital marketing agency, we’re dedicated to utilizing both the latest technology and our in-house assets to get the absolute best results for our valued clients. Below is the article from New Orleans City Business in its entirety. New technologies boost revenues for ad firms Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories examining the Top Private Companies in the New Orleans area in 2016. By: Quincy Hodges, Reporter March 22, 2016 While having …

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 …

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 …

10 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You During Mardi Gras

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It’s just about that time again. King Cakes are in every store (I just bought one from Magnolia Discount), there’s a jester holding a giant sign that says: “get your beads here!” and that guy I haven’t talked to since middle school just hit me up on Facebook. Yes, Mardi Gras is coming. Now, I’m a Veteran. Born and raised in New Orleans. I know what to expect. Even now these things happen to me every year and I’m supposed to know better and trust me, I go to Mardi Gras prepared. So, if this is your first Mardi Gras …

New Orleans Saints And Fans Witness Believe Banner Fly Over

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On the morning of Wednesday, January 8th, Facebook, Twitter, Saints forums and local news stations started chatter about a banner flying over Metro New Orleans that simply stated “Believe.”   It turned out that local car dealer, Ronnie Lamarque of Lamarque Ford, was behind the sponsorship of the banner. Although the “Believe” banner campaign is part of a larger television campaign for the dealership (currently running through the NFL Saints football season), the idea behind the banner was to bring the community together as one voice and to rally the New Orleans Saints and fans for this Saturday’s game against …