(Update: Offered UP is now called Snap Scout.)

offered up helps publishers by giving more for less.

Banner blindness, we all suffer from it. It’s when we visit a website and consciously or subconsciously ignore the banner ads. Why should we pay attention to them anyways? The ads aren’t always relevant to what we came to the site for and they often rudely interrupt us while we’re reading. So, what now?

These days, you can consider Michael Huang your unofficial agent. Social media executive, band manager, promoter, and mentor are just some his hats.

If you’ve got a passion to make a difference, Michael Huang will show you you’re not alone. Over the years he’s surrounded himself with like-minded innovators and trailblazers. From nonprofits and technology to music and dance, it’s all good when it’s for the better good.

Thousand Foot Krutch, The Gothard Sisters, The Seattle Firefighters Pipes, the NW Symphony Orchestra, and more

We love stories about Seattleites doing great things around the world and giving back locally – Mateo Messina is one of them. He’s a Grammy Award-winning composer, a West Seattle native, and creator of the Annual Benefit Concert for Seattle Children’s Hospital at Benaroya Hall.  Join him this month in a celebration of the enduring voice and unbreakable spirit of Seattle Children’s patients.

 Give back. Get music.

It’s true that good music and good causes bring people together, and it never gets old.  Protosong brought together some of the best local, independent artists to contribute unreleased songs to an exclusive playlist that the public can purchase. For two weeks only, you pick the price and the money goes towards helping provide clean water to people in developing nations.