From record-breaking weather
to busted brackets
(thanks, Duke), it was a hot St. Patrick’s Day weekend on and off the basketball court. But it’s the idea of signing free agent Peyton Manning that gave a Nashville Shoney’s football fever; the restaurant offered the quarterback free pancakes
every day if he signs with the Tennessee Titans.
If only they had tossed in some bacon, maybe he would’ve signed with Nashville. Instead, Manning is going to the Denver Broncos
, and sources told ESPN that the team plans to trade Tim Tebow—a one-man viral marketing machine
Publicity stunt on Shoney’s part or not, we give them credit for thinking of it. Perhaps it picked up a few pointers from New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee
on drumming up ideas.
Meanwhile, The New York Times
reports that the trend in office design is to give employees room to “roam and think.”
If you’re looking for ideas on creating you company’s LinkedIn page, look no further than these four tips
from Social Media Examiner
We, on the other hand, are pretty inspired—I-N-S-P-I-R-E-D, inspired—by six-year-old Lori Anne Madison, who is set to become the youngest contestant to ever compete
at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
A number much larger than six is how many social media mentions SXSW 2012 garnered
, according to Lithium Social Media Monitoring. Try, 1.26 million mention.
An awkward interview with Dick “Dickie V” Vitale on WGN
got its fair share of mentions across the Web this weekend, and it’s an important lesson in media training: Always check the audio.
Even more awkward, but in a really great way: Mashable
’s collection of 15 weirdly delightful stock photos
Starbuck’s fans looking for a Jamba Juice alternative will be delighted to hear of the coffee purveyor’s juice bar
chain, Evolution Juice, in Bellevue, Wash.
Big-name retailers are opening themselves up to the idea of not being so closed off in their marketing. Walmart, Kmart, Target and Kohl’s have each taken to developing ad campaigns focused on a “total market
,” described as “the blending of the general and the multicultural markets.”
The same can’t be said of the tech industry. This infographic
questions whether the tech industry is racist.
Here’s something that’s definitely racist: An anti-Obama sticker that made the rounds on Facebook last week. We’ll refrain from posting the distasteful text on PR Daily
, although you can click here
if you care to see it.