I get a ton of emails everyday between my work and my personal email so it’s not often that I get an email that intrigues me enough to open if it’s not related to something I am actively working on or planning. Jack Brown Cleaners sent me the email below the other day and I have to say it was pretty entertaining to read. It had everything…a disco ball, a chicken, a patriotic appeal and a nostalgia because everyone has done the chicken dance before. Enjoy!
I’ve been traveling some for work recently and was in Denver last week and if you can believe it, there was snow in May! I have to admit that it was pretty fun to see snow since I am from Texas and all and don’t typically get to see snow that often. It was a little weird to see it in May though in such force.
The nerd inside of me always gets a little excited for major holidays because I get to see what creative (and not so creative) email marketing tactics brands use to try and get me to buy something from them. Below are a few of the many that hit my inbox yesterday morning for Easter. I have to say, HauteLook’s made me chuckle a little bit with their “clever” use of capitalization. Jo-Ann’s was un-inspiring but they did have an animated bunny in the body of their email so that made up for it in its own way.
This company might be on to something! Overit Media was featured recently in a Fast Company article about their recent implementation of hourly exercise breaks, which initially started off as a joke but have turned into an official program that employees can opt-in to. I think it’s a great idea and could be the next trend in the work place now that standing desks have already taken over. I think I would be a fan of the noon “Walk it out” session.
Sometimes you just have to use your glass window that doubles as a dry-erase board to write a message to send to your girl.
One of the new perks of our new office at Mason Zimbler is the sweet duck pond that you can walk to whenever you need to stretch your legs and take a nice stroll outside. Be on the look out for those two geese in the back, word on the street is that they’ll bully you for your lunch money.
I love coffee and I have been lucky enough to have been able to introduce the girl to the joy of coffee and now we drink it together every morning (which is always one of the best parts of my day). While at work the other day, I was making some coffee and I was making some Starbuck’s Pikes Place coffee and it reminded me of the girl and our wedding planning efforts because we’re planning on getting married in her hometown which is some-what nearby and I got to thinking…it would be super cool if you could make your own personal “brand” of coffee and get custom coffee pods that you crafted your own flavor and taste to.
Is this something that is already done? If not, I claim the rights to this idea right now.
The girl made these super bomb baked expresso glazed doughnuts this week and they were delicious. She was super nice and made extra ones for me to take to work and let me tell you, they were a hit! I had some early 8 a.m. meetings and they were gone within the hour. I think that the people at work found them to be a pleasant surprise and made an early morning meeting just a little bit sweeter. And to top it all off, they fit perfectly in the container like it was meant to be.
For those of you that are active on Twitter you should really check out Vizify. It’s a sweet site that came out a little while ago that lets you see what you tweeted about in 2012 in a visual infographic of sorts. It’s pretty interesting to see what were the most popular things that you tweeted over the last year. For me, my top three keywords were marketing, team and #HookEm. Check out my full year on Twitter here.