Contrary to popular text- and Twitter-speak, "PPL" is more than just a quick abbreviation for the word "people."
For Charlotte, The PPL is a locally grown initiative from journalists (independent and otherwise) and social media gurus who are banding together for all things media and DNC-related. Charlotte Magazine writer Jarvis Holliday explained The PPL best when he wrote: "It’s an organization of logistics to secure co-working and event space in uptown Charlotte for independent and traditional media during the DNC; to host parties, press conferences, and roundtable discussions; and to showcase the creative class of Charlotte and the South. It’s a community of DNC-focused bloggers, journalists, artists, activists, and independent media producers."
What a mouthful, right?
Tonight, the organizers behind The PPL are hosting its kickoff party at Packard Place (222 S. Church St.) from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. If you're at all interested in finding out more, here's the place to do it. Not only because so many influential, media-savvy (and let's face it — really smart) people will be in the building, but also because there's free beer and wine with music.
RSVP for the party here. To find out more about The PPL, check out this video from Charlotte Viewpoint, featuring PPL co-founder Desiree Kane (who, incidentally, also is Creative Loafing's online content and social media editor).