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.)
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.”Read full post
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…Read full post
On a day like today, only the dulcet tones of the incomparable Mr. Barry White can really convey how we feel about you, our priceless House Party community. So, take it away, Barry!
Happy Valentine’s Day House Partiers. No matter how you’re spending your Valentine’s Day, just know that you’ve got a true valentine in us!Read full post
As we bring one of the largest US sporting events to a close (um, that’d be Super Bowl XLVIII for those who might be drawing a blank), we usher in another one with an even broader reach: The XXII Winter Olympics. Starting days and weeks ago, the world began to descend upon the coastal city of Sochi, Russia; and, tonight, the festivities and competition officially get underway! (For those of you closely paying attention, some events did already get underway yesterday – you’re right. There’s apparently just too much to complete in terms of competition to strictly fit it within the two weeks.)Read full post
What a game! Heck, for that matter, what a season! Whether your team came back from the brink of injuries to tear through the post-season or whether your home team maybe had a “rebuilding” year, chances are that this football season added some memorable moments to your fall and winter seasons.Read full post
We really enjoyed volunteering for a local organization back in October called Family-to-Family, helping out with their Stuffed Shirt Program. Since they have so many great initiatives, we extended another opportunity to House Party employees in December to participate in the organization’s GivingWorks Empathy Program.Read full post
One of our favorite sugary breakfast condiments is named after them.Read full post
Ah, social media. It’s fun, ever-changing and rapidly become a phenomena that’s embedded itself into the very fabric of our daily lives. However, with this rapid migration of people to new web platforms and media outlets comes a lot of questions, experimentation and even some bad habits that in time “netiquette” works to inform and correct. So, we thought we’d cover some basic social media tips to keep you as savvy as possible.Read full post