Women of Google+ : Jo Hannah Afton
As we come across amazing women in Google+, we wanted to highlight some of them and give you the opportunity to find out how fabulous they are for yourself.
Featured G+’er : Jo Hannah Afton
How did you originally get invited to Google+?
I was invited by my 15 year old son, Santana. Luckily, I have had four social-media savvy teenagers that have led me through the labyrinth of online marketing and are a regular resource for me in emerging trends, marketing and new music talent.
What benefits are you seeing from being in Google+?
I immediately began to see new faces in the entertainment industry, particularly musicians and photographers, that are a resource for my inspiration and who are keeping me motivated in my career. The Google+ community, so far, is intelligent, engaged and inquisitive. My type of people!
How does Google+ fit into your life or career?
I regularly hop over to G+ to listen to music, watch videos, and drool over the photography. Since it’s much easier to find people and follow them through “circles”, I have the luxury now of expanded posts from industry professionals, and can get more than just a snapshot of what’s going on… I have found new blogs to follow in music, photography and poetry, and G+ has inspired me to be more active on my own photo/poetry blog as well. I also split my time between the USA and Brazil, and so having an international community on G+ helps me to bridge the gap in making contacts while I am abroad.
A particularly interesting story or thoughts you may want to add regarding Google+
How about a poem?! Inspired by new friends on G+…
Music soothes and sways
And takes it all away
Like a gentle face
In a crowded place
When I can’t find my way.
July 30, 2011
Where can I find more information about this fabulous woman?
Jo Hannah Afton, brings over twenty years of theatrical, musical and event management experience. Over the years and as President of Afton Entertainment Group, L.L.C., she has worked with both small and large events, including such performers as The Kinks, The Ramones, The Pretenders, Jefferson Starship, Squeeze and others. She holds a dual degree in Mass Media and Theater, and has experience with on-air radio, photojournalism, stage lighting and design, non-profit fundraising and corporate sponsorship relations, music management and promotions, and has taught Event Management at Florida State University as an adjunct professor.
- Twitter: @tupelojo
- Blip.fm: @tupelojo
- Website: http://www.aftonentertainment.com
- Personal blog: http://johannahafton.tumblr.com
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jo.afton