Houston Food Truck Fest: Tickets – LivingSocial Fun & Events

Houston Food Truck Fest: Tickets

Stereo Live • Houston, TX

Saturday, November 9

what you get

$22 ($44 value) for Two Tickets

Live Music Provided by Beggars Inc

Signature $3 Sample Item Offered by Each Gourmet Food Truck

On Saturday, November 9, you can taste the best of Houston when the city\’s top food trucks converge on Stereo Live for the Houston Food Truck Fest. Featuring two of the best food trucks in the nation, according to The Daily Meal — Coreanos and Oh My Gogi! BBQ — and others like LadyBird Food Truck, chosen by CultureMap Houston as one of the best grilled cheese makers in the city, this is one tasty fest.

Don\’t worry about having enough room in your belly; you\’ll work up an appetite with free karaoke from Houston Karaoke, face, painting movies, and other activities. And there\’ll be a full bar available to those 21 and older. With this offer for two tickets, you and a food-loving friend can have access to it all! (Food is not included in ticket price so be sure to bring some extra cash.)

Houston Food Truck Fest\’s Website

fine print

REFUND POLICY: This event is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss an event. In the event of a cancellation, your voucher will be fully refunded • Each voucher is good for 2 people • Voucher covers admission only; food is optional and an additional cost • The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates • Purchaser may change the name of the individual retrieving tickets up to 24 hours in advance of event via the LivingSocial website event details section; no name-changes or alternate pick-ups permitted without notice at venue • Entire value must be used in a single visit

via Houston Food Truck Fest: Tickets – LivingSocial Fun & Events.

10 Things to Do Before Publishing Content

10 Things to Do Before Publishing Content

When it comes to online marketing, web content is king. The content of your website, article, or blog can cement or mar your reputation. While the desire to hit the submit button immediately after creating the content is very strong, particularly when you are trying to meet a tight deadline, it is advisable to read through your piece atleast once to ensure that it is completely error free.

Here is a checklist that will help you ensure that your content is as good as it can be.

1.       Give a clear message

What is the central idea of your article?  Do you say everything you need to say in a concise, clear and easy to follow way?  While writing, it may happen that you unintentionally veer off the topic. As a result, somewhere down the line, the content becomes irrelevant. Once you have finished writing and before hitting the submit button, take a small break and then re-read your content and edit it down to improve the focus and clarity of the piece.

2.        Target specific audience

Each article or blog post you write does not have to apply to your entire market. But it does have to speak to a relevant segment of your target audience. Think from the reader’s perspective to see whether the information you are providing would be of value to them. The tone of the content should also match your media persona or social persona, depending on where your content will be distributed.

3.       Use relevant keywords

Each piece of content that you write for the online media should be focussed around a couple of keywords to support search engine rankings. The keywords should be skilfully woven into the text such that they reinforce the subject matter of your article. Use SEO best practices and ensure the keywords are used at strategic points such as the title, para headings and in the body of the article.

4.       Link to additional content

To further support your SEO goals include links to the other content pages  you have created. For example, in a product description, you can give a link to your website for more information. These links will help drive traffic to your website.

5.       Give an attention-grabbing headline

Many potential readers decide whether to read your content based on the headline you have provided. If it catches their attention, they will in all probability read through your piece. A good headline can make or break your content so give a title which not only grabs attention but clearly summarizes the piece.

6.       Include an image

It may sound clichéd but a picture speaks a thousand words. Visual content helps you grab readers. If possible, use images, preferably of people, to maximize impact. Avoid using bland stock photography.  Also make sure that you choose photographs that are copyright-cleared and are available for commercial use.

7.       Format your content

Format content in a way that it facilitates reading. Make content easy to scan so that your audience can read it via any device including tablets and smartphones. This means use a lot of bullet points and bolding and also keep your content left-aligned.

8.       Review your content for grammatical errors

Word processors don’t always capture everything, and  besides you may also make the wrong choice of the options suggested, for example, while choosing between they’re and there. It is useful to re-read your content to ensure that it is consistent with grammar and style rules for whatever content outlet you are using.

9.       Incorporate a call to action

Each content piece that you create should include a call-to-action – for example, visit your site for more information or to purchase the product you have described, or sign up for a newsletter etc. Ensure that your article clearly directs reader to take the next step.

10.   Engage readers

This is all the more important when you wish to encourage readers to share or comment on your content. To take the conversation forward, include questions for readers to address. Also make sure to add social sharing buttons to make it easy for your readers to share your post.

via 10 Things to Do Before Publishing Content | Ocean Blue Communications.