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  • Finding Killer Influencers For Your Drop Dead Marketing Campaign
    In a world full of advertising noise, arguably the biggest problem marketers have is breaking through. One method that’s becoming increasingly more successful is finding influencers to help give you the marketing boost you need. According to a repo…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • Fake Social Media Accounts

    Fake Social Media Accounts

    We’ve all experienced it. You get a friend request on Facebook for someone you are already friends with. You check and you are friends with them but this is a new account with the same photo and almost no friends. Then your friend suddenly posts on…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Feb 18, 6:06pm -
  • Five Ways to Prepare for Digital Success in 2018

    Five Ways to Prepare for Digital Success in 2018

    With a new year, brands may have their budgets set—but must determine how to spend their marketing budgets to ensure they reach their annual digital goals. This includes but is not limited to digital, which entails SEM, Paid Social, Media, CRM, an…
    - 71 days ago, 11 Feb 18, 8:47pm -
  • 3 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media for PR

    3 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media for PR

    Public relations and social media are logical bedfellows. At its best, social media marketing is about brand engagement and conversation, while PR is about keeping your brand in the front and center of the mass media conversation. With organic reach…
    - 84 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 9:43pm -
  • 30-Minute Social Media Marketing Strategies You Can Use Daily

    30-Minute Social Media Marketing Strategies You Can Use Daily

    Social media marketing is crucial to the success of small business owners. After all, nearly everyone who goes online has a Facebook account. According to statistics, Facebook had 2.07 billion monthly active users in the third quarter of 2017. To top…
    - 2 Jan 18, 2:18am -
  • How Cats Always Seem to Win the Internet?

    How Cats Always Seem to Win the Internet?


    - 28 Dec 17, 1:33pm -
  • The Science of Personal Branding in the Age of Social Media

    The Science of Personal Branding in the Age of Social Media

      The Internet has brought us all closer together than we ever have been before. That means that people you would never have met otherwise before the Internet are in your inner circle online thanks to social media. There is one tiny downside to all…
    - 27 Dec 17, 7:21pm -
  • 6 Types of Video You Need for Social Media Success Over the Holidays

    6 Types of Video You Need for Social Media Success Over the Holidays

    Video is currently the pinnacle of visual content marketing. It can grab your audience’s attention, spark their emotions, and deliver truckloads of information all in a single content consumption experience. This holiday season, videos will also be…
    - 7 Dec 17, 4:17am -
  • All hail the team of no

    All hail the team of no

    Recently, I was in a meeting where I got to brag on a coworker of mine for helping to do something great. I love those moments because I’m a firm believer that if you don’t take time to acknowledge the small things team members do that make a dif…
    - 10 Aug 17, 3:48pm -
  • Emotional intelligence the secret sauce to great social media marketing

    Emotional intelligence the secret sauce to great social media marketing

    A few years ago, if someone suggested that emotional intelligence (EI or IQ) was the secret to social media marketing success, they would be considered borderline crazy. Today, as the noise on social media increases, the opportunity to truly deliver…
    - 27 Jul 17, 9:26am -

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark at Daniel Webster Park, Chicago July 17, 2017

    Raiders of the Lost Ark at Daniel Webster Park, Chicago July 17, 2017

    The Greater South Loop Association is presenting Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) free of charge at Daniel Webster Park, 1357 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. The movie starts at dusk.Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first (and best) movie in the I…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:58pm -
  • Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Stay safe!
    - 4 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • Free movie in Grant Park: “Jumanji” June 13

    Free movie in Grant Park: “Jumanji” June 13

    The Greater South Loop Association (GSLA) and Century 21 SGR will present Jumanji (1995) in Grant Park (near the Logan monument, Michigan and 9th St.). The fantasy stars Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce.What’s it about?A magical boa…
    - 12 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • A Walk Through Time—Sunday, June 11, 2017

    A Walk Through Time—Sunday, June 11, 2017

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Glessner House MuseumThis very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. Following the tour, attendees are invited to ret…
    - 10 Jun 17, 9:44pm -
  • Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age A Workshop at Catalyst Ranch on Tuesday, May 9

    Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age  A Workshop at Catalyst Ranch on Tuesday, May 9

    Where: Catalyst Ranch, 656 West Randolph Street #3W, Chicago, IL 60661When: May 9, 2017Time: 6 - 9 p.m.Are you… drowning in piles? feeling overwhelmed?  under-valued?  in over your head? Is your life characterized by… busyness? too much stu…
    - 6 Apr 17, 11:30am -
  • Man beaten and car stolen in South Loop

    Man beaten and car stolen in South Loop

    This from DNAinfo:CHICAGO — A group of men beat a man and stole his car in the South Loop on Wednesday night, police said.At 11:19 p.m., the man was leaving work from a parking garage in the 800 block of South Wabash Avenue when five or six men swa…
    - 9 Mar 17, 8:07pm -
  • South Loop parking space needed for active duty Marine

    South Loop parking space needed for active duty Marine

    Dear readers, see the clipping of the Facebook post below. If you know of a parking space that is available, please contact Margaret Kairis via her Facebook page. To send her a message, click here. You will be taken to her Facebook page.
    - 3 Mar 17, 11:54pm -
  • 2017 Chicago Auto Show #CAS17

    2017 Chicago Auto Show #CAS17

    The Chicago Auto Show opens to the general public today, Saturday, February 11 at McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL. Public show times: February 11-19 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; February 20 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.The Chicago Auto Show is the largest show…
    - 11 Feb 17, 3:59pm -
  • THINK! South Loop

    THINK! South Loop

    Park Community Church South Loop, 1550 S. State Street (Daystar Center) will be hosting THINK! South Loop for three days: January 24 – 26, 7 – 9 p.m.A lot of people have issues with Christianity. It’s common for society to see religion as out o…
    - 24 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Free screening of classic film “Flying Down to Rio” at Second Presbyterian Church

    Free screening of classic film “Flying Down to Rio” at Second Presbyterian Church

    There will be a free screening of the classic film Flying Down to Rio (1933) at Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan Avenue, Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The film features Long time church member Etta Moten Barnett (1901 –200…
    - 24 Jan 17, 12:07am -

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  • newEmerald Ash Borer Invades Trees at Mark Twain Park

    Emerald Ash Borer Invades Trees at Mark Twain Park

    A reader writes:Not sure if you've covered this, but I don't recall seeing it.All the Ash trees in Mark Twain Park are dead. The Emerald Ash Borer finally got them and over the winter they all succumbed. I first noticed the lines of holes last year…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Apr 18, 12:56pm -
  • South Loop Rental Market "Challenged" in next 12 to 18 Months?

    South Loop Rental Market "Challenged" in next 12 to 18 Months?

    We were driving around the South Loop recently and were surprised about the scale of all the buildings going up in the neighborhood.  Yes, we've posted about them and spent a lot of time talking about them on Sloopin, but seeing all of them in the w…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:27pm -
  • Guy Fieri Hangs with Rapper Trae Tha Truth in Sloop

    Guy Fieri Hangs with Rapper Trae Tha Truth in Sloop

    If you were hanging around the Sloop recently you might have seen a crazy haired dude who looked familiar (via Sun-Times):Later, rapper Trae Tha Truth posted photos of himself with Fieri at Velvet Lounge in the South Loop. He wasn't just in Chicago f…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 11:31am -
  • Mayor Emanuel Outlines His Vision for Extending the Riverwalk

    Mayor Emanuel Outlines His Vision for Extending the Riverwalk

    Tribune had an article yesterday about Mayor Emanuel's plans to extend the riverwalk.  As part of the speech he spoke about the plans for the South branch:The mayor also briefly mentioned that he was “looking at building a new trail” from Chinat…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 11:09am -
  • Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

    Tiny Tunes Studio Opens at 69 E. 16th Street

    We recently got this email:Wanted to quickly introduce myself and let you know that I've opened a new business in South Loop and thought you might want to cover it. I took over the space after Geek Fashion (69 E 16th street) and opened a kids music…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 11:05am -
  • #ShotsAroundTheSloop: Old and New

    #ShotsAroundTheSloop:  Old and New

    (Hat tip:  RD!)
    - 9 days ago, 15 Apr 18, 11:29am -
  • Evangelist Franklin Graham Exploits Indecent Exposure Incident at South Loop Target

    Evangelist Franklin Graham Exploits Indecent Exposure Incident at South Loop Target

    Remember when we posted about a very disturbing incident at Target last week. Well we recently stumbled upon an article that exploits the situation with a religious and political angle (via Christian Today):Evangelist Franklin Graham has asked his f…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 11:56am -
  • Founder of Willow Creek Community Church - Who is Opening a Location in the Sloop - Steps Down Amid Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior with Women

    Founder of Willow Creek Community Church - Who is Opening a Location in the Sloop - Steps Down Amid Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior with Women

    The Rev. Bill Hybels, founder of the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, delivers a Sunday sermon on July 14, 1985. (via Tribune)Earlier this year we posted about Willow Creek Church taking over a pretty big building on South State Str…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 1:36pm -
  • Prime Printers Row Parking Lot Ready to be Developed?

    Prime Printers Row Parking Lot Ready to be Developed?

    A reader writes about what we assume is a piece of property that is ripe for development:Lot is for sale, not sure its its for the entire lot or just whats noted in red. The reader then sent us the following email with follow-up:Nevermind should've r…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 11:43am -
  • Cocktail Bar Square One Closes at 14th and Michigan

    Cocktail Bar Square One Closes at 14th and Michigan

    A reader writes:Noticed a few weeks back that Square One at 14th and Michigan closed.We heard about this a couple times, but was never really sure if it was true.  It's probably been closed for awhile now...Square One was an interesting place.  Whe…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 11:32am -