Brian
 

Brian

Brian is House Party’s Social Media Director, working with both our consumers and our clients to develop more valuable ways to build digital communities. Brian recently moved to Harlem, where he lives with his girlfriend and the newest addition to their household, Madison, an unbelievably cute and sleepy black kitten. When Brian isn’t skydiving or mountain biking he loves to travel, woodwork and peruse an old favorite, Calvin and Hobbes.

Brian’s number one party tip is to fire up the grill – no matter what the occasion or the temperature outside, it’s just not a party without some sizzle! (That, and to ensure the makings for a good Manhattan are near.)

Recent posts

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16 April
2014
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Help us Outnumber Hunger for a chance to win!
 

Help us Outnumber Hunger for a chance to win!

It’s not often that we take time on the official House Party blog to talk about our House Party or Chatterbox campaigns, but then again, it’s not often that we have an opportunity to shed much needed light on a topic that affects nearly 13 million families around America each and every day.

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7 April
2014
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“You’ve got mail”…er, rather, notifications!
 

“You’ve got mail”…er, rather, notifications!

We’ve been pretty busy over the last several months making improvements to our site that we’ve finally begun rolling-out to help make your House Party experience more user-friendly and engaging. Thus far, your reactions have been substantially positive and we’re glad to see the work pay-off in the smiles and exclamation marks we’re seeing around our community.

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7 April
2014
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Top 10 reasons we won’t miss winter anytime soon
 

Top 10 reasons we won’t miss winter anytime soon

Originally, as we were planning upcoming blog posts, we thought this particular post might cover the “Top 8 Winter Memories” or “Top 5 Reasons We’ll Miss Winter.” And then it snowed.

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2 April
2014
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It’s April: Join us in supporting Autism Awareness Month!
 

It’s April: Join us in supporting Autism Awareness Month!

Each year in April – around the globe – families, friends and organizations join together to support a cause that touches a growing number of lives: Autism and autism spectrum disorders. April is Autism Awareness Month and understanding and treating these disorders have been constant pursuits of organizations like Autism Speaks, The Autism Society of America, and The National Autism Association among many.

However, recently, with the Center for Disease Control’s newest Autism report showing a greater than 29% increase in the estimated number of children identified with autism and spectrum disorders (from 1 in 88 in 2012 to 1 in 68 today), the ongoing battle against the disorders has escalated.

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26 March
2014
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Honeymoon planning made easy
 

Honeymoon planning made easy

Honeymoons are a blank canvas, a celebration and a start together. Whether you’re canvas reaches the farthest corners of the world or, perhaps because of constraints, just a weekend getaway out-of-town, it’s special and it’s YOURS.

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17 March
2014
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“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!”…er, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
 

“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!”…er, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day as we know it stems from the date of the death of the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland back in the late 5th century. And while over the years it has become a feast day recognized by the numerous denominations of the Christian church, the holiday holds something particularly culturally relevant to the American populous as well.

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14 March
2014
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It’s National Pi Day: Time for 3.141 slices!
 

It’s National Pi Day: Time for 3.141 slices!

If you weren’t reading carefully, you might think this holiday is brought to you by Sara Lee or the American Pie Council (Yep, that’s actually a thing). However, the real reason for this March 14th holiday runs a bit deeper (though, of course, the play on words and opportunity to indulge in sweets is not missed by most).

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13 March
2014
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Get ready for an even better House Party!
 

Get ready for an even better House Party!

As you peruse houseparty.com over the next few days, you’ll probably notice some distinct updates we’ve made. These changes are going to improve and amplify your House Party experience and make it better than ever!

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5 March
2014
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Pack your bags: SXSW 2014 in Austin or bust!
 

Pack your bags: SXSW 2014 in Austin or bust!

This week we’re heading back down to Austin (for the third year in a row) for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival. As you might recall, South by Southwest is a set of “conferences & festivals [that] offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.”

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26 February
2014
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Taking the Polar Plunge
 

Taking the Polar Plunge

Ok, Winter, it’s go-time. I’ll see all your polar vortices and raise you a Polar Plunge…

“A Polar Plunge? What’s that?” Well, it’s a group of people doing exactly what you shouldn’t do anywhere close to the winter months: diving into the frigid waters of a nearby lake, ocean or body of water. That’s right, there’s a whole cadre of folks across the nation (the world, in fact) that willingly thrust themselves headlong into the icy winter waters that mother nature has tried oh-so-hard to prevent us from doing with a solid foot-thick covering of ice. Well, that’s not enough to keep some folks out…

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