Dear Ambush Nation,
As we move from Christmas to New Year’s, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for another great year at Ambush Magazine. What makes us a success is you, our readers! As I look back on 2019, I think about all the wonderful things that made this year so special. We had the largest parade and crowd in the history of the Gay Easter Parade this past year. We also had the largest number of ballots cast in the Gay Appreciation Awards. Southern Decadence had one of the largest crowds in recent memory. This is all due, in large part, to you, our readers along the Gulf South. So once again, thank you for reading Ambush and if you like what you read, share it with a friend!
HOLIDAY PARTIES GALORE
The Holiday Season always brings more parties than you can count. This year was no different. Many of the bars and businesses in the French Quarter, Bywater, Marigny and all along the Gulf South opened their doors and hearts to their customers. So on behalf of the readers of Ambush, I want to tell them “Thank You!” The holidays are always a special time of year and it is so wonderful to see so many old friends at many of the holiday parties I attended. In the middle of December, I had a stretch of over a week where I had a party each night and sometimes two or three. It can be exhausting, but seeing old friends makes it worth the effort. So again, thank you to all the bars and businesses for helping our community celebrate the holidays together.
I also want to thank everyone who came to the Ambush holiday party. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to open my home and in some small way say “Thank you” to our advertisers and community partners. I want to thank everyone who came!
What makes any party a success is not free food or alcohol, but the celebration of life and community that happens when we all come together. Let us remember to keep the holiday spirit with us all through the new year. The world can sometimes be a cold and lonely place for members of our community, so let’s be sure to be kind to everyone we meet. A small act of kindness can go a long way in helping to brighten someone’s day!
BETTY’S AT 700 BURGUNDY
As I told you in the last issue of Ambush, I’ve decided to name the new bar at 700 Burgundy “Betty’s” after my mom. We are hoping to be open by the end of January and, certainly, as soon as possible. We have set up social media for the bar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can follow us for updates @BettysBarNola or at BettysBar.com. I look forward to opening Betty’s soon and spending more time in the French Quarter among so many friends.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
On behalf of everyone on the Ambush team, we wish you all a very Happy New Year! As we move into 2020, we are excited to continue working to provide the most comprehensive coverage of LGBTQ life, music and culture. We are ready for Mardi Gras and Easter which will both be here soon! We once again plan on having everything you need to know about all the Gay Mardi Gras Krewes and their balls in our Official Gay Mardi Gras Guide. We also are excited to announce that we will soon be rolling out the updated websites for GayNewOrleans.com and GayMardiGras.com so be on the lookout for both. Again, Happy New Year!
AMBUSH MEDIA KITS FOR 2020
If you or anyone you know is interested in advertising in Ambush, please have them check out our media kit at AmbushPublishing.com/media-kit/ We have ad sizes and rates for both print and online ads. We look forward to adding more advertisers in 2020–members of our sales team are always available to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
As we move into 2020 here are some dates to remember
Tuesday, February 25th – Mardi Gras Day and the King Cake Queen Bead Toss – GayMardiGras.com
Sunday, April 12th @ 4:30 pm – The Official Gay Easter Parade – GayEasterParade.com
Saturday, July 18th – The Gay Appreciation Awards – GayAppreciationAwards.com
Thursday, September 3 thru September 7, 2020 – Southern Decadence – SouthernDecadence.com