Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
Sure, Burger King says we can have it our way—as long as our way doesn’t warrant having it now. According to a study commissioned by QSR magazine
(meaning “quick-service restaurants”), frequenters of the chain endure the slowest drive-thru in fast food
, clocked at an average wait time of nearly 3 minutes 20 seconds (201.33 seconds). Meanwhile, Wendy’s has the fastest at slightly less than 2 minutes 10 seconds (129.75 seconds). (Not exactly the “right away
” that Willard Scott promised back in the day.) Burger King also had the worse accuracy ratings of the seven chains surveyed.
Maybe I’ll just grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, instead. What do you mean, they’re out?! The highly anticipated fall favorite, which hit store menus on Sept. 4, apparently brewed up so much buzz that some baristas have said their locations are being drained of their seasonal stash
. (via PRNewser
It’s no Pumpkin Spice, but Nestlé Drumstick evidently has a adamant group of fans as well—1 million of them, in fact. To thank its Facebook
devotees, the company is “raising a cone” to admirers through the gift of song in this specially penned ode:
Thanking your fans is a good start for any company aiming to flourish on Facebook. According to Social Media Today
, however, there are three obscure skills
you’ll need to succeed in social media.
Knowing where your fan-base might be can’t hurt, either. According to this infographic
from OpenSlate Studios, companies that have anything to do with music or gaming think that place is YouTube. Fashion-related brands, on the other hand, are dominating on Tumblr.
[Related: An essential guide for brands on Tumblr]
A number of those fashion brands and retailers are also helping Facebook by testing the social network’s new “want” button
, which is part of a new feature dubbed “Collections.” Retailers involved in the program are Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Victoria's Secret, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Smith Optics, and Fab.com.
Speaking of Neiman Marcus, the lavish department store released its annual Christmas book
on Tuesday. Known for featuring expensive and often outrageous "fantasy gifts," the catalog of sorts is now in its 86th edition.
[Related: 10 holiday consumer trends brands should know]
These writers are no strangers to the book business, and now you can take a peek inside their digs—from Upton Sinclair and Danielle Steel to Stephen King—here
Before they can afford such elegant homes, most writers have to make ends meet doing something else. Business Insider
tells us what other jobs these 15 authors worked to pay the bills
before hitting their literary stride.
[Related: 10 secrets to great writing from bestselling authors]
Tim Tebow’s Jets not only failed to find their stride on the field during the team’s loss to the Texans
this week, but the quarterback also failed to deliver a clear message
about it being the 666th Monday Night Football game.
One thing that is clear: my jealousy of Rob Wilson. The 24-year-old actor and Boston-area native was named the first male model on “The Price is Right”
in the show’s 40-year history. What do I have to live for now? Oh, season two of “Honey Boo Boo”
Is there something you think we should include in our next edition of #TheDailySpin? Tweet me @iquotesometimes with your suggestions. Thanks in advance.