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Social Media Assistant - Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey
Aversa PR & Events seeks an organized, creative and driven social media rock star to assist with 20+ client accounts that cover retail, fashion, beauty, food, neighborhoods, tourism and much more. We work with small business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders that expect the best from us - including smart and creative results, on a budget, in a timely manner, with measurable results. We're seeking a proven professional with documented experience in collecting and organizing content, developing short and long range strategies, growing social media followings, crafting an ongoing, unique for each business, teaching social media best practices to clients, and maintaining a content calendar.
Successful candidates will exhibit attention to detail, be good communicators, work well under pressure, have a sense of humor, work within budget and time frames, and be able to generate award-winning messaging on the fly. Proven experience in managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) preferred. This is a new starter position with ten to fifteen hours per week with option to grow position in future. Dependable transportation at all times is a must as clients require store visits, photo shoots, meetings and event support. Office-based position in South Philadelphia.
Please submit cover letter, resume and list of social media samples/handles to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered incomplete without all three elements. No phone calls please. For more information about us and our company, visit www.aversapr.com or follow us on Twitter at @koryaversa
Social Media and Public Relations Fall Intern - Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey
Aversa PR & Events seeks a motivated, mature and responsible intern to assist with our award-winning, unique and fun clients. You’ll gain experience in working to promote everything from theatre to cupcakes to circus arts and everything in between. Qualified candidates will have an understanding and some experience with social media, public relations and event planning. We seek someone that is creative, driven and detail-oriented with a good sense of humor. Excellent
communications skills and a strong knowledge of social media are a must! Our agency works with a small businesses, arts groups and nonprofit clients and has the most interesting portfolio in the
region. You will gain a great deal of knowledge and practical professional experience and enjoy some fun perks from those with whom we work. This internship can be full time or part time, but at least 12-15 hours per week. Start and end dates are flexible.
The successful candidate will have the following qualities/experience:
-Strong written and verbal communications skills
-Social media knowledge and presence
-Attention to detail
-Ability and desire to take initiative
-Sense of humor
-Willingness to learn
-Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and meat deadlines
-Interest in and ability to attend and represent Aversa PR at events
Please submit resume, cover letter and social media handles/samples to email@example.com. Complete applications only. For more about us, visit www.aversapr.com
Philly Loves Fun Fall Intern - Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey
Philly Loves Fun seeks a motivated, mature and responsible intern to assist with social media, public relation and events. We are a website that writes and promotes many of the great activities that happen in Philadelphia that make the city so remarkable. We seek an intern with strong writing skills and a personal polish who can help us cover some of these events. You should have excellent verbal and written communications skills; be experienced in blogging and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; and come to the position with drive, focus and ideas. You will gain a great deal of knowledge and practical professional experience and enjoy some fun
perks from those with whom we work. This is a part-time internship ranging between 10-20 (or more if desired) hours a week and offers a small weekly stipend.
The successful candidate will have the following qualities/experience:
-Experience working with blogging content management systems
-Social media knowledge and presence
-Attention to detail
-Ability and desire to take initiative
-Sense of humor
-Willingness to learn
-Interest in and ability to attend and represent Philly Loves Fun at events
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, social media links and blog samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about us, visit www.aversapr.com and www.phillylovesfun.com
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Jay Michael Salon and Spa (at The Phoenix, 1600 Arch Street) is helping men lose the fur before beach season as they present Manscape Mania and the search for “Furriest Philadelphian.” On Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, all Jay Michael stylists and employees will volunteer their time and donate 100% of proceeds from men’s salon packages to City of Hope to help them in the fight against prostate cancer. All participants and their guests will enjoy specially priced salon packages, beer tastings, complimentary nibbles, free gifts and a chance to win a $1,000 prize getaway package. In advance of the event, one winner will be named “Furriest Philadelphian,” entitling them to a year of free services and products. An additional winner at the event will be named “Most Dramatic Makeover.” For information, click here or call 267-514-8000.
Manscape Mania is the perfect opportunity for men spruce up and look sharp for summer. Significant others are invited to come and watch as men lose the fur with one-time exclusive packages:
* The Scapegoat - Manly manicure, Pedicure, Chest and Back Wax ($100.00)
* The Cityscape - Manly manicure, eyebrow wax, fifteen minute chair massage, cut and style ($100.00)
* The Beachscape - Thirty minute relaxation massage, thirty minute facial or bacial, manly manicure, cut and style ($200.00)
* The Sexyscape - Back or chest wax, thirty minute facial or bacial, manly manicure, cut and style and hint of color treatment ($200.00)
A la carte services are also available for cut and style, manly mani and waxing services at a discounted price (one-day only). All pricing is available for one-day only, with appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special pricing can’t be combined with other discounts. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to City of Hope as staff are generously donating their wages from the day to pay it forward or “Live a Beautiful Life” (the company’s tagline/mission statement.)
During the event, participants will also enjoy complimentary nibbles and beer samples from Tirnanog, as well as a free Matrix boxed gift set (valued at $40) and a free ride gift card from Uber (valued up to $20). All participants will also be entered to win a grand prize package for two inclusive of items such as a Tiffany necklace and an Atlantic City Weekend Hotel Package!
In advance of Manscape Mania, City of Hope and Jay Michael is looking to crown one lucky male “Furriest Philadelphian.” The winner will receive a makeover during Manscape Mania, plus a year of free styling products (approximate value $400) and a year of complementary haircuts (approximate value $2,000). Interested applicants can apply by sending a current photo (headshot and full body) to email@example.com by May 12, 2013. Friends and family can also nominate a winner. Entries must include name, age and email address. Must be 21 and older to participate. Certain restrictions apply.
“It’s a humorous way to show our salon’s not-so-serious side,” explained Manager, Sylwia Cunningham. “We are a five-star salon and spa but we also like to have fun and also help those in need. City of Hope is a very worthy charity and we’re happy to help find—and make over— this furry man! I guess you could say we’re letting our hair down for a day!”
At the event, one lucky winner will also be named “Most Dramatic Makeover.” Before and after shots will be judged at the end of the day by Josh Hafetz, President of Raylon Corporation, a wholesale beauty distributor.
“We love working with Jay Michael Salon and Spa, “ said Harry Giordano, Senior Director of Development for City of Hope’s Northeast Region. “They have been long-time supporters of our cause I am looking forward to seeing the before and after of the Furriest Philadelphian – it’s a fun event for everyone and a day that going to be really great!”
For more information visit www.facebook.com/ ManscapeMania. Appointments are now being accepted by calling 267-514-8000 or visiting jaymichael.com. Entries for Furriest Philadelphian are also now being taken via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jay Michael Salon and Spa
Jay Michael Salon and Spa has been providing exceptional salon experiences since 1985. For decades, Philadelphia’s elite have flocked to Jay’s gorgeously appointed salons. Jay has partnered with Sarah Keating, owner of the former Phoenix Salon and Spa, and now has two warm and welcoming beauty establishments, one at Center City’s The Phoenix, the other at The Radnor Hotel. Jay Michael employs only the most seasoned, sensational staff members, extending incredible services to his clients. From coloring and cutting to breathtaking up dos, from indulgent massages and facials to waxing, make-up applications and manicures, Jay Michael Salon and Spa does it all. Each salon visit is guaranteed to exceed your most discriminating expectations, all the while making you look and feel fabulous. Visit jaymichael.com for more info.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. For 100 years, City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully. As an independent medical and research institution, we can break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of laboratory findings to more effective treatments. We work with urgency because time matters. Patients with cancer need better options today, not next week or next year. For many people, City of Hope is where hope begins. Visit cityofhope.org for more information.
The Easter Bunny makes an early appearance to help grant a special child’s wish. On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Alphabet Academy presents their annual Bunny Hop at the East Passyunk Singing Fountain (Tasker Street and East Passyunk Avenue) to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Parents and children from Alphabet Academy will join with Passyunk business owners, neighbors and civic groups to raise $8,000 to help grant Gabe’s wish to go to Disneyland. The event is open to the public. Donations can be made at any Alphabet Academy location (1506, 1510, 1631 and 1720 East Passyunk Avenue), or at https://friends.wish.org/051-000/page/Alphabet-Academy/Bunny-Hop.htm. For more information, call (215) 551-6410.
Alphabet Academy will again partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation to fund a wish for a child with a life-threatening illness. While a wish will not a cure, it can give them a chance to forget, just for a little while, the sadness of being sick. Make-a-Wish Foundation reports that a wish come true almost always has a positive effect on a child by bringing hope back into his or her life and a reason to continue a grown-up battle.
Proceeds raised this year will help Gabe, a five year old boy battling cerebral palsy. His wish is to visit Disneyland with his family. In 2012, Alphabet Academy helped a child like Gabe by raising $7,822.75. With help from the public, Alphabet Academy hopes to beat last year’s total.
The general public is invited to donate towards the campaign, as well as stop by the Bunny Hop itself. Donations can be dropped at any Alphabet Academy Child Care location (1506, 1510, 1631 and 1720 East Passyunk Avenue), on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Donations can be made at https://friends.wish.org/051-000/page/Alphabet-Academy/Bunny-Hop.htm
About Alphabet Academy
Established in 1998, Alphabet Academy is a leader among Philadelphia preschools with learning experiences that promote creativity and self-confidence. The Tree House builds upon this tradition by adding environmental education to the curriculum. Other Alphabet Academy locations include Alphabet Aquarium, Alphabet Station (and Infant Center) and Alphabet Garden.
Alphabet Academy believes in teaching children early about giving back to the community, helping others, understanding of themselves and how they can impact the world around them. Each year children and families in the Alphabet Academy network host a food and toy drive around the holidays, as well as the annual Bunny Hop for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America presented Aversa PR & Events and Diner en Blanc Philadelphia with a first place public relations award for the viral campaign that promoted the pop-up picnic in white. The award represents the first Pepperpot for Aversa PR & Events since its incorporation just nine months ago. Aversa PR & Events owner Kory Aversa was also recognized with an individual achievement award for chairing the chapter’s inaugural Nonprofit Resource Committee that matches nonprofits with public relations pros from the public sector. Ceremonies were held last evening, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust Street. The sold-out event recognized best in class PR campaigns and tactics from the Philadelphia region that were conducted in the last 12 months.
PEPPERPOT AWARD + DINER EN BLANC
Diner en Blanc Philadelphia was honored for the public relations campaign in the category of special events and observances, for events seven days or less. Diner en Blanc Philadelphia brought style and elegance to its Philadelphia debut on Thursday, August 23, 2012. After a summer of suspense, the secret pop-up location was revealed to be Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle. The sold out viral picnic attracted 1,300 guests clad in white and toted their white tables, linens, china and décor.
Coverage for the event started in April of 2012 with two blog pieces that helped co-chairs to secure group leaders. In June of 2012, the organizing committee secured the services of Aversa PR & Events LLC. Together, the team put into motion a viral campaign between late June and late August that produced 47 blog stories and 10 traditional press stories. In response to the campaign, the waiting list grew to 4,000+ people. Online efforts landed Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia with 2,200+ followers on social media. On August 3, 2012, all 1,300 registration slots were sold out to people of all ages, races, nationalities, sexual orientations and backgrounds. Attendees hailed from counties as varied as the United States, Poland, France, Russia, Australia and Great Britain. The picnic bolstered Philadelphia’s reputation as a truly international city.
Day of and post event coverage produced approximately 10 million audience impressions from at least 32 traditional press stories (including 19 stories and mentions on CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC) and 25 blog stories. Thousands of photos filled flooded Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Yelp. Philadelphia’s public space received the attention it deserved with hundreds of photos and mentions in 50 blog and traditional press stories. Philadelphia Magazine’s HughE Dillon declared, “I think we have a new event space that is at the center of everything.” Due to the tremendous success, the city of Philadelphia and Dîner en Blanc International have already given the green light for another event in Philadelphia in 2013.
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD + KORY AVERSA
Aversa PR & Events Owner Kory Aversa was honored with an the “President’s Award” during the pre-ceremony for individual achievement winners. Chapter president Blair Kahora Cardinal recognized Aversa for chairing the chapter’s first Nonprofit Resource Committee. The new committee was formed to connect chapter members from the public sector with members (and non-members) in the nonprofit community. Activities also were designed to provide educational and social opportunities for nonprofit professionals to enhance their public relations and social media skills. Activities in the first year included a sold-out speed networking event, a holiday happy hour mixer, a collection drive for members to “Adopt a Senior,” and a public service project at MANNA (coming on December 19, 2012).
ABOUT AVERSA PR
Aversa PR & Events was founded in March of 2012 by owner Kory Aversa. The new company’s official mission is to create big buzz for arts, culinary, entertainment, small business and nonprofit clients that specialize in quality, one-of-a-kind, meaningful products or services. Services focus on public relations, media relations, social media, event planning and nonprofit development. This new public relations company was founded to promote the very things that Aversa loves about Philadelphia – and modeled his business model after subject matter from his website Phillylovesfun.com.
Aversa PR’s client roster has expanded in nine months to include 20+ clients, such as Diner en Blanc Philadelphia, Fly School Circus Arts, East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, Eviama Life Spa, Ms Goody Cupcake, Charm City Movement Arts, Smokin’ Betty’s, Devil’s Alley, Chhaya Café, Bitar’s, Alphabet Academy, 2B Groomed Barbering Studio, Headhunters Hair Design, Acorn Dental Associates, Brat Productions, City of Hope Philadelphia, City Year Greater Philadelphia, Tashan and Tiffin. New clients are on the way for 2013, with announcements coming in late December of 2012.
Owner Kory Aversa, 39, is originally from Utica, New York, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Utica College of Syracuse University. He majored in Public Relations with a minor in Political Science. Since moving to the Philadelphia region in 1998, Aversa has worked for and on behalf of some of the region’s largest and most interesting causes, including Philadelphia Senior Center, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Epilepsy Foundation of EPA, Children’s Healthcare Foundation of South Jersey and others. He has served on the board of directors for Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Plays & Players Theatre, Safeguards and People-Pet Partnership.
Aversa resides in South Philadelphia with his shelter dog Buster Brown. They live just off of the East Passyunk Avenue business corridor where they spend much of their business and personal time.
The Nonprofit Resource Committee of the Public Relations Society of America, Philadelphia Chapter presents a Holiday Happy Hour on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at Smokin' Betty's, 116 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Staff from area nonprofits are invited to network with other nonprofits, as well as PR pros from agencies, the public sector and freelancers eager to meet their nonprofit communications peers. The chapter will also collect donations for an “Adopt a Senior” drive benefiting the Philadelphia Senior Center.
Registration is requested in advance by clicking here. Walk-ups are also invited. The $5 registration fee will include light fare, drink specials and holiday cheer. This is a 21 and up event.
Guests are encouraged to contribute to the optional “Adopt a Senior” drive benefitting the Philadelphia Senior Center. New, unwrapped gifts can include outerwear (winter hats, insulated gloves, sweaters, coats or jackets), clothing (pajamas, bath robes, sweat suits, bedroom slippers), household items (toiletries, bath towels, wash clothes) or miscellaneous items (gift cards, Ensure, Depends, home goods). Every contribution goes a long way towards ensuring that seniors in our region have a happy and safe holiday season.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (GPFFL) presents “BIG GAME PARTY II” at International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. This big benefit raises funds for a big cause – helping 5,000+ people living with HIV/AID. Please join us in making it a success!
“Big Game Party II” will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM (VIP reception) and 6:00 PM (General admission). During the event, up to 200 participants will enjoy a showing of the Super Bowl, along with food, drinks, a VIP reception and giveaways.
As part of the festivities, we will conduct a silent auction to raise funds for ActionAIDS and GPFFL. We ask that you join our fundraising efforts by donating an item for use in the silent auction and/or raffle. All donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.
In exchange for your generosity, you will be given a listing in our program, recognition on www.phillyflagfootball.com , mentions on Facebook and Twitter, and acknowledgement at the event.
Enclosed please find a contribution form to describe your donation, as well as to assign a value to your gift. We ask that forms are returned by January 27, 2012 for inclusion in the program book. Forms can be mailed to: ActionAIDS, attn: Michael Byrne, 1216 Arch Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
When you donate to the GPFFL and ActionAIDS, you receive increased community exposure, while at the same time providing an array of services to those living with HIV/AIDS. Your gift will fund Pennsylvania’s largest AIDS service organization that currently serving over 5,000 clients a year. Your gift will also support on-going community efforts by GPFFL, as our mission includes impacting the greater community beyond the field. Each year, members of the GPFFL donate hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to support other non-profit organizations. GPFFL will expand this work to include a youth scholarship fund in the near future.
If you have any questions, concerns, or need additional information, please call at 215.840.9216 (Kory) or 215.939.4674 (Carmen).
I received many e-mails inquiring about December's coat drive to help the homeless. Unfortunately, that particular coat drive is over, but I found a new one close by on East Passyunk Avenue. Join the cause and keep kids and adults warm this winter.
Conestoga Bank, 1833 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, is helping those in need this winter by serving as a drop-off site for gently-used coats, sweaters, hats, scarves and gloves for men, women and children. The deadline for drop-offs is Monday, January 16, 2012. For more info, visit https://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events.htm
The Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (GPFFL) is proud to present the “Big Game Event II” on Sunday, February 5th, 2012 to raise money for Action AIDS and the GPFFL. Guests are invited to watch the “Big Game on the Big Screen," at International House’s 350-seat Ibrahim Theater, located at 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The event starts with a VIP reception at 5:00 PM while doors open for general admission ticketholders at 6:00. Festivities will include food, drinks, open bar, silent auction, raffles, and dessert. Ticket prices range from $40 per person to $125, available for purchase at https://actionaids.org/node/7292.
At 5:00 PM, the “Big Game Event II” kicks off with a VIP reception featuring hot food, signature drinks, and special desserts from Dolci diTommaso (www.dolciditommaso.com). All VIPs will also receive a free $25 gift card from B2 Salon, located at 777 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 along with several other special perks. At 6:00 PM, doors will open to all ticketholders for the main event. In addition to a viewing of football's annual “Big Game on the Big Screen,” the event will feature an extensive silent auction, raffles, hot and cold food, open bar (wine, vodka and beer), and desserts from Dolci diTommaso.
The “Big Game Event II” is sponsored by B2 Salon, diTommaso’s Pasticceria, KL Graphic Design and Illustration, Nightlifegay.com, Phillygaycalendar.com, Philadelphia Gay News and R Squared Design. Last January, the first edition of this exciting event raised thousands of dollars for charities in need and the push is on to top that performance in 2012.
Donations from the event will help provide an array of services to 5,000+ persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia region through ActionAIDS, while proceeds will also support ongoing efforts by the GPFFL to impact the greater community beyond the field. Each year, members of the GPFFL donate hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to support other non-profit organizations in their quest to make Philadelphia and the surrounding area a better place for all. Both the GPFFL and ActionAIDS are 501(c)(3) non-profits, meaning all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Tickets for general admission are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. VIP tickets are $65 and include one ticket to the VIP reception. Host committee tickets are $125, and include two tickets to the VIP reception and main event, listing on materials, and a free $25 gift card from B2 Salon. Once again, tickets can be purchased at https://actionaids.org/node/7292 but note the event is only open to adults 21 and older.
Other donation and sponsorship opportunities are available leading up to "gametime." For more information, contact “Big Game” co-chairs Kory M. Aversa (email@example.com, 215-840-9216) or Carmen Gervasio (firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-939-4674).