Upcoming Events


Art is the Driving…

Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 23 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 23 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly… more

Green Wave Community…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
The Green Wave Community Market brings sustainably grown and sourced food and… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 23, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Lakefront Arena…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Get ready New Orleans for R&B artist Anthony Hamilton  with his… more

Mama's Music

Oct 23, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Martin Guitar and…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
In the spirit of promoting a healthy local music environment, Martin Guitar,… more

Modgun by Robert…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
The public is invited to tour the newly installed ModGun by Robert Tannen, the… more

New Orleans Poboy…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Come join us for the 10th Annual  New Orleans Poboy Festival. The New… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 23 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Orpheum Theater…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating collective of… more

Secret Gardens of the…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for the annual Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré. This highly… more

Spooky Story Time @…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
The Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe would like to welcome the community to a free event… more

The New Movement…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
The future begins at Beta, as the latest talents emerging from TNM's… more

The New Movement…

Oct 23 - Dec 18, 2016
Sunday night is home to School Night at TNM - a show that features the… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Join us for Keith Porteous, lead vocals/harmonium and Sarah Quintana,… more

Wheel Fun Rentals…

Oct 23 - 23, 2016
Located at New Orleans City Park, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place… more

World Famous Gospel…

Oct 23 - Dec 25, 2016
Join us for our new Gospel Brunch experience which includes local talent… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 23 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Local U Is Bringing Its Educational Local Online Marketing Series to New Orleans, in Partnership with Google, Bing, and SEOmoz

Media Contact:
Kelly Benish
Search Influence
(504) 208-3900


Local U Is Bringing Its Educational Local Online Marketing Series to New Orleans, in Partnership with Google, Bing, and SEOmoz

Open to the public, Local U is a national marketing seminar presented by experts in local online marketing in partnership with Google, Bing and SEOmoz. Local U is a local marketing boot-camp presented pitch-free, with actionable marketing advice local business owners can put to use day one.


Local business owners and marketers in the Greater New Orleans area can learn cutting-edge strategies for online growth at LocalU. Presented in partnership with Google, Bing, Constant Contact, Score and others, Local University is a national seminar series with the mission to educate business owners on how to use local online marketing to grow their business. Industry leaders will present educational sessions on how to utilize certain tools and methods to boost business. The event will be held May 7, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 213. Registration cost is $129; however, early registrants can receive a $40 discount until April 19th.

National experts from the local search industry will provide small business owners an opportunity to receive a pitch-free Internet marketing education. The Local University workshop will hold sessions on a variety of topics throughout the morning and early afternoon. This intensive 6-hour conference will take the audience step-by-step through how they can utilize the many free and paid tools that exist for local business owners to market online.

"Local U was designed to help local businesses and the marketers who support them succeed online," said Will Scott, Founder and CEO of Search Influence. "Every entrepreneur has a vision for his or her company, and it was important to us to help bring Local U here to make that vision a reality." In addition to the Local U Faculty there will be presentations from Google, Constant Contact and nationally known online marketing experts.

Sessions will include training on:

Website Optimization
Google Maps
Online Reviews
Analytics and Tracking
Facebook Marketing
Email Marketing
Do-it-yourself Online Marketing

The day will culminate with intensive small group sessions with Google and Constant Contact and a limited number of one-on-one expert web site reviews.

More and more potential customers use search engines like Google and Bing in order to find local service providers, stores, and restaurants instead of a traditional phone book. According to a 2013 Local Search Study, 86% of people who own a smartphone use it for local searches. Local U strives to help small business owners take advantage of the tools available to reach these users.

For more information about the Local University event, visit

About Local U
Local University Advanced educates small business owners on Internet marketing strategies to improve search engine rankings, attract new customers, and increase profits. It is a daylong conference where representatives from Google and national experts give informative presentations on how business owners can utilize accessible tools and methods to grow their web presence.

About Search Influence
A national Internet marketing company based in New Orleans, Search Influence specializes in helping businesses succeed online. Whether working directly with customers or with our publisher partners we focus on customer return on investment. Search Influence offers Local SEO, Social Media marketing and a full range of online marketing services, including in-house production services.