The Trusted #ArtAndActivism Digital Marketing Service, Established 1997.

Put On BLAST! (aka POB!) is AKILA WORKSONGS’s subscription-based digital (online) marketing service that promotes events and other resources to a unique network of people who are interested in what we call arts and activism content. The content we promote may range from art exhibitions, live concerts, book-signings, film screenings, community gatherings, to social justice calls-to-action, and more.

The POB! network consists of tens of thousands of email subscribers; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers; plus LinkedIn connections. It also includes hundreds of professionals in the world of media—journalists, editors, producers, bloggers, and others.

Most people in our network are based in the New York, New Jersey metropolitan region; the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region, and in many other urban centers including Atlanta, Oakland, Los Angeles.


  • We don’t just “press send.” Our professional writers and specialists edit, layout, and test your content.
  • Based on industry best practices, we assist with the mechanics and the development of your best messaging.
  • Since we first began with our “e-announcements” in 1997, we’ve maintained a golden reputation for creating awareness and excitement about the content we deliver to our attentive network of contacts and friends.
  • Custom packages are available, easily tailored to your unique needs.

POB! Digital Marketing = Email + Social Media + Mobile (SMS)

  • POB! Email + Social Media: The AKILA email list and social media channels—added with our clients’ lists and channels (which we co-manage) include nearly 50,000 subscribers, friends, followers, and contacts (mostly in the USA). Beginning June 1, 2020, the once daily email newsletter will shift to a three-times-a-week schedule.
  • POB! Mobile Marketing (Text Messages): 200+ subscribers get POB! text messages directly to their smartphones (approximately 3x a month only).

A FEW POB! CLIENTS AND PARTNERS OVER THE YEARS: Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY; National Black Writers Conference; International African Arts Festival; Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI); THE FADARA GROUP; PEN World Voices Literary Festival; African Voices; Walker International Communications Group; Walk Tall Girl Productions; Symphony Space; TRANSART & Cultural Services; LOUD Movement; ImageNation; and many others.

Want to Reach Thousands of Like-Minded People?

Contact us to discuss our Put On BLAST! digital marketing service.

AKILA WORKSONGS is in partnership with AKILA Unlimited LLC. It is a member of Chief Ayanda Clarke's Integrated Wealth Alliance (IWA). For photo credits, click HERE. For a directory of links and events, visit Linktree.

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