(Kansas City, Missouri) - From its revitalized downtown to a growing tech reputation and vibrant culinary scene, Kansas City is generating some good buzz of late. How are local business and organizations capitalizing? To what degree can they?
Launching The Real/Modern Show—a series of public discussions focusing on the modern world of design, technology, and media engagement—digital marketing and social media veterans Ramsey Mohsen and John Kreicbergs lead a panel of experts and professionals in an exploration of how individuals, businesses, and civic entities are selling the city on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The event at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., begins at 6:30 p.m.
The program, and all subsequent All Real/Modern installments, will be recorded and made available online as podcasts.
Each show incorporates three elements: a quick rundown of current industry news and topics followed by question-and-answer session and finally a lively panel discussion. Audiences can monitor and participate in the discussion via Twitter (@realmodernshow) and Facebook (facebook.com/realmodernshow).
The initial Real-Modern Show addresses the ways in which Kansas City and its recent success are used as a marketing tool. How are the positive vibes helping area firms attract clients and recruit talent? Are developments like Google Fiber further raising KC's tech profile? Does the city need more than hometown sports and cultural offerings to elevate its reputation?
Mohsen, the CEO of Everhance, a Kansas City-based social news and edutainment company, is one of the area's most influential digital consultants, speakers, and video bloggers. He has spoken at numerous conferences across the country and on local television and had his work published on the websites Mashable and TechCrunch.
Kreicbergs juggles three ventures as president of Kid Rocket Studios, which develops, publishes, and markets children's entertainment properties; general manager of P3 Apps, a digital production company that partners with advertising agencies and in-house marketers; and co-founder and partner of RKO Workshop, which works in exhibit design and interactive experiences for museums. He is immediate past president of the Kansas City affiliate of the American Advertising Federation.
They are joined in the discussion by four featured guests:
Admission to the event is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.