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City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

The City of Burien is asking residents and business owners to take part in a new survey, as part of its new Burien Branding Initiative. As we previously reported, the city is spending up to $149,300... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Legendary Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez Makes His Mark

PHOTOS: Legendary Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez Makes His Mark

Legendary Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez dropped into Burien’s Mark Restaurant and Bar Thursday night (Sept. 16th), promoting his new line of mezcal liquor, called El Zacatecano. Intrepid B-Town... [Read more]

Alaska Airlines Unveils Apolo Ohno Airplane, Gives Out Faux Facial Hair

Alaska Airlines Unveils Apolo Ohno Airplane, Gives Out Faux Facial Hair

Alaska Airlines and Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno unveiled a specially-themed Boeing 737-800 Tuesday (Nov. 17th) at Sea-Tac Airport, painted with a larger-than-life image of the celeb athlete and telling... [Read more]

OMG! Some Of The Stars From “Twilight” Will Be At Southcenter Nov. 12th!!!

OMG! Some Of The Stars From “Twilight” Will Be At Southcenter Nov. 12th!!!

OMG! On Thursday, Nov. 12th, some cast members from “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” will be appearing at Tukwila’s Westfield Southcenter Mall! And get this kids – not only can you... [Read more]

Own A Camaro? You Can Get A FREE Pizza Today If You Do; Here’s How…

Own A Camaro? You Can Get A FREE Pizza Today If You Do; Here’s How…

If you own or drive a Chevy Camaro, Papa John’s Pizza will give you a FREE pizza today (Wed., Aug. 25th) if you drive it in. There are two Papa John’s locations nearby, with the nearest in... [Read more]

Shameless Self-Plug: April Was Our Best Month Ever!

Shameless Self-Plug: April Was Our Best Month Ever!

Despite starting off with a somewhat-controversial April Fool’s issue where every story was fake (re-live the silliness here), April 2009 was by far the best month ever for The B-Town Blog, and for that we’d like to say:

THANK YOU READERS!

As you can see in the statistics chart below, our April traffic continued to grow to record numbers, at a steady clip of +24% for Unique Visitors (19,108) and +18% for Pageviews (over 33,000!):

Since January of this year, the number of Unique Visitors for The B-Town Blog is up by nearly +49% and +55% for Pageviews.

And since launching, our daily traffic growth has been an almost-unfathomable +7,249%!

Did we mention how thankful we are?

We credit our recent traffic surge to a few things:

  • Our ridiculous Aprils Fool’s issue became a viral hit, tripling our traffic over two full days.
  • After doing an online survey, we decided to re-focus on frequently-updated Local News and Event Listings, something we strongly believe our local media competition isn’t doing well.
  • Our continued, focused online paid Advertising efforts using Google AdWords.
  • Our ongoing focus on being involved in the community, from being an active member of Discover Burien and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce to holding various fundraisers.
  • Viral marketing efforts using Facebook and Twitter (we have some secrets too that we’re now offering on a Social Media Consultation Service, where we’ll help your business utilize these amazing tools).
  • Our recent :30-second TV spot that aired locally on CNN via Comcast Spotlight.
  • Sponsorship of the Highline Vintage Jazz Festival, which gave us eight radio mentions on KPLU.
  • The hiring of freelance journalists who bring more unique, credible coverage exclusive to The B-Town Blog (you can help us continue this cause by donating to our “Freelance Fund” which goes directly to them).

Like last year, we have a booth at the Burien Farmer’s Market, where we will serve as the one and only “official blog.” Come on by every Thursday between 11am and 3pm – we’ll be on 10th Ave SW between SW 151st and SW 152nd (and at the new location when it moves to Burien Town Square), so come over and say hi!

We’d also like to extend a special shout-out to all our Advertisers, as they are the ones who have taken a chance on our product, and hopefully are seeing rewards.

If you’re a business considering Advertising, email us for our brand new Media Kit, which includes some amazing testimonials from happy Advertisers like the Highline Athletic Club and others.

Again, thanks for being a Reader of The B-Town Blog – keep in mind we’re still in our infancy and there are a lot of great new elements coming soon!

Premiere Of Video Ad For White Center Glass & Upholstery!

Premiere Of Video Ad For White Center Glass & Upholstery!

Here’s the world premiere of a Video Ad for longtime BTB Advertiser White Center Glass & Upholstery, produced by your BTB Video Production Team of Mark Neuman, Bart Bryan and Scott Schaefer:

White Center Glass & Upholstery is located at:

9443 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
206-762-8088 main
206-762-6794 fax
www.whitecenterglass.com

[Are you a Business looking to make a major impact on the internet? Video is one of the most effective ways to market, and our experienced production team can produce one for you and post it here, as well as market it with YouTube, Facebook and Twitter! For more information, email us, call (206) 248-2565!]

REMINDER: Highline Athletic Club Promo & Testimonial

REMINDER: Highline Athletic Club Promo & Testimonial

by Scott Schaefer
Publisher/Editor

Here at The B-Town Blog, we’re very proud and thankful for our 35+ Advertisers.

We’re also proud of how hard we work for them – from our unique, Google-icious, keyword-rich, highly-effective “Blogvertorial” feature stories on the first day an Ad runs, to listing events in our Weekly Newsletter (the only one of its kind in the area – sign up here, it’s 100% spam free!) to posting news blurbs, consulting on internet social marketing and more, we bend over backwards for Burien-area businesses that we do business with.

With that in mind, we humbly ask for your time to showcase a recent Testimonial we received from Dona Forrester, General Manager of Highline Athletic Club, which just happens to be holding a major “No Enrollment” promotion Saturday morning, April 18th, from 7:30am to 10:40am (all enrollment fees are waived – more info here):

We became a customer of The B-Town Blog in January 2009 after I had the opportunity to meet Scott and get reacquainted with Janet at a Discover Burien Business after Hours event.

We were looking for a new means of advertising to reach the masses of people who primarily use the internet for their information and news vs. newspapers and phone books.

I was impressed with how active they are in the community promoting the B-Town Blog.

We ran our first ad in January and had a great feature article written and published the day that our ad came out. In January, we had our 2nd best new member enrollment in our 21-year history of Highline Athletic Club.

The B-Town Blog was the only advertising that we did in January that was different from our regular marketing plan.

I like the community feel of the B-Town Blog and am impressed with the number of hits that their site gets per day – how many places can you advertise and be exposed to an average hit of 400-500 hits per day.

We have decided to continue our advertising with the B-Town Blog and I encourage other local businesses to consider giving it a try.

Dona Forrester, General Manager
Highline Athletic Club

As always, we also thank our Readers for their loyalty, and we welcome all our new Readers who are responding to our :30-second Ad that’s running on CNN.

Please subscribe to our Free RSS Feed, or sign up for our Weekly Event Newsletter, and thanks for your support!

If you’re thinking about jumping on The B-Town BlogOLution and Advertising with us, please read this page (chock full of info and other testimonials) then call us during business hours at (206) 248-2565 or email us!

Consider us your Burien Business Evangelists, and we look forward helping you during these tough times.

Highline Athletic Club Offers FREE Enrollment This Saturday

Highline Athletic Club Offers FREE Enrollment This Saturday

It’s “Spring Training” time at BTB Advertiser Highline Athletic Club, which is celebrating this Saturday, April 18th with an incredible one-day grand slam of a special – NO ENROLLMENT FEES!

On Saturday, the HAC basketball court will be taken over for a FREE launch of GroupX (that’s Group Exercise), spring music and routines.

That’s right, you can experience the music and routines at no charge whether you’re a member or not. Fact is if you’re not a member, Saturday would be a perfect time to join, because there will be ZERO, NADA, NOTHING charged to join the Highline Athletic Club this Saturday only.

Here’s what you have to do get this amazing special:

  1. Show up Saturday, April 18th and take one of the free demo GroupX Classes (schedule below)
  2. After class, just enroll and everything that HAC has to offer will become yours (in addition to GroupX classes, there’s basketball, pickle ball, swimming pool, tanning…you name it, and HAC has it).

The schedule is as follows. Get there early and enjoy several classes, swimming or Salsa. The fun starts at 7:30am and runs ‘til 10:40am:

7:30-8:30am: Everyone finishes first in Group Ride®! Pedal in groups, roll over hills, chase the pack, climb mountains and spin your way to burning calories and strengthening your lower body. This normally 60-minute cycling program is geared for anyone that can ride a bike. Motivating music, awesome instructors and an inspiring group environment lets you Ride On!

8:00-8:35am: Group Kick® brings it on! This electric 60 minute fusion class of martial arts and boxing movements will kick your cardio fitness to the next level while defining and shaping your body and self confidence! Energetic music, awesome instructors and a group environment will keep you punching, kicking and smiling! Group Kick will knock you out!

8:45-9:20am: Group Power® is your hour of power! This normally 60-minute barbell program strengthens all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors. Group Power is for all ages and fitness levels. Discover results, discover Group Power!

9:30-10:00am: Discover new heights with Group Step®! Utilizing the step in many positions and heights, this compelling normally 60-minute cardio program strengthens and shapes the lower body one step at a time. Energetic music and motivating instructors create this spunky group experience. Step this way with Group Step.

10:10-10:40am: Redefine yourself with Group Centergy®. Grow longer and stronger as you explore this regularly 60-minute journey of yoga and Pilates movements. Positive uplifting music, group dynamics and supportive instructors will enable you to center your energy, reduce stress and even smile. Discover Group Centergy!

And for good measure Highline Athletic Club has included two additional, very popular group classes: Salsa and Aqua Lite:

7:30-8:00am: Salsa lets you boogie to a Latin beat, while providing a solid cardio workout with a Latin flavor. Steps are broken down for all fitness and coordination levels.

8:00-9:00am: Aqua Lite is a great way to get an aerobic workout and tone muscles in a non-impact environment. Foam dumbbells and other devices are used to add resistance and intensity. Please advise your instructor if you are not a swimmer. The pool is 4.5 feet deep.

To repeat, all you have to do to take advantage of this grand slam of a special is:

  • This Saturday, April 18th, take one free GroupX class listed above
  • March over to the reception area and enroll/signup for membership
  • Say you’re there because you read about the Zero initiation fee on The B-Town Blog (not required but hey, why not give us a plug?)
  • Enjoy your newfound savings and health club!

Highline Athletic Club is located at 125 South 156th in Burien, and their phone number is 206-246-9000:


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Economy Wiring Holding Free BBQ This Weekend

Economy Wiring Holding Free BBQ This Weekend

Soon-to-be new BTB Advertiser Economy Wiring will be firing up their barbecues this Saturday and Sunday (March 21st & 22nd) from 10am to 4pm, and everyone is welcome – so bring your appetite!

It all takes place at their showroom at 633 SW 148th Street in Burien, next door to Han’s Deli and just west of the brand new Ace Hardware…

Hovering Helicopters Mean Third Runway Is Officially Open

Hovering Helicopters Mean Third Runway Is Officially Open

Right now (around 4pm 11/20/08) there is a plethora of media helicopters hovering over Burien. Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world as we know it, it’s just proof that the third... [Read more]

“Burien, The Place To Be” Video Released By City

“Burien, The Place To Be” Video Released By City

The City of Burien recently re-launced their website, which we reviewed Sunday, and now they’ve released a brand spankin’ new “image” video called “Burien, The Place To Be”... [Read more]

Thanks Everyone For A Great Blog Par-Tay!

Thanks Everyone For A Great Blog Par-Tay!

Wow, what an amazing turnout last night for the first-ever B-Town “Blog Party”! In the life of every party, there’s a point where things turn into a par-tay, and tonight we would wager... [Read more]

Announcing The “B-Town Bargain Blurb” Ad Special

Announcing The “B-Town Bargain Blurb” Ad Special

Some say we’re in the midst of a Recession. Others attribute the slump to the unseasonably depressing June Gloom weather. Regardless, we here at the B-Town Blog feel your pain, and want to help. That’s... [Read more]

June Gloom Will Not Stop Tonight’s Blog Party

June Gloom Will Not Stop Tonight’s Blog Party

Despite the hair-wrecking wet and windy June Gloom weather (hey, who’s scaffolding is this?), things will be plenty warm inside tonight at our first-ever B-Town “Blog Party” starting... [Read more]

Over $500 Worth Of Prizes To Be Given Away Tuesday Night

Over $500 Worth Of Prizes To Be Given Away Tuesday Night

So by now most readers have heard (or more likely read) about our first-ever B-Town “Blog Party” coming up this Tuesday June 10th starting at 6pm at The Tin Room Bar (923 SW 152nd in Olde Burien). We’ll... [Read more]

Over $300 In Prizes To Be Given Away At Our Blog Party

Over $300 In Prizes To Be Given Away At Our Blog Party

The countdown continues to the first-ever B-Town Blog Party, happening at The Tin Room Bar in Olde Burien this coming Tuesday night, June 10th! Festivities begin at 6pm, and so far we’ve got over... [Read more]

World Premiere Of Dan The Sausageman’s New Video

World Premiere Of Dan The Sausageman’s New Video

Every year, thousands of poor, sad, lonely dogs are abandoned and neglected. This Father’s Day, why not help a needy dog out and make Dad happy at the same time by adopting a very unique canine named... [Read more]

Our First “Blog Party” Is Tues. June 10th

Our First “Blog Party” Is Tues. June 10th

We’re only one week away from our first-ever B-Town Blog Party, which will take place at The Tin Room Bar in Olde Burien next Tuesday June 10th! If you haven’t already been invited, please... [Read more]