Happy New Year everyone! We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful time bringing in the year 2019. I spent it with friends down in Mizner Park, watching the ball drop at a bar and toasting in the new year with fun top hats and blow horns! Emily spent the it with her favorite man with her toes in the sand watching fireworks along the beach! I think it’s safe to say we both enjoyed our entry into 2019!
We’re excited to see what this year brings for Mugsy PR. Over the past 5 (well now 6 years), our company has evolved and grown in so many different ways. We expanded our amazing team with a kick-butt graphic designer and photographer, a master of paid social advertising and an amazing and details social media coordinator. Our client list has expanded to include the best in beer in Wynwood, the best of the best of laser hair removal and one of the world’s most favorite children’s cartoons! What’s next in 2019? I guess we’ll see!
We hope you had a wonderful end of your 2018 and a great beginning to your 2019. Here’s to a new year of great work…hopefully with you too!
With the holiday season right on top of us, it’s hard to resist the temptation of all the gifts of sweets friends, family and co-workers pass around. And why would you pass them up? They’re gifting you literal “sweet” gifts to show appreciation for the year you’ve shared together.
The holidays equal sweets! And sometimes extra inches.
The bad thing is that everything in and on your body is paying for it. Your clothes are getting tighter, your fingers are expanding and your shoes aren’t fitting quite as well as they did before. I do realize this doesn’t happen to everyone – especially if you’re still young and have some self control and willpower. However, when you reach my age (which a reached a new age this weekend), things seem to get more dramatic! LOL.
I’m officially giving myself one week off since we’re officially one week from Christmas. After that, I’m getting back into my fighting shape…eating right, working out, getting up early and getting back to my brainstorming/meditation routine. It almost seems like this would be somewhat of a New Year’s resolution, but my focus is getting into that before the actual new year starts!
My question to you: do your wheels fall off the bus around this time of the year? And if so, which way do they go? The way of not eating well, not exercising, not finishing work on deadline? We want to know!
This is crazy! This weekend will be December…the holiday season…the end of the year. Wasn’t it just summer like two days ago? (And I’m not just saying that because the weather got cooler two days ago…lol).
I want to talk about your holiday shopping regimen. Are you one of those people that has all their holiday shopping done by October? Do you wait until December 23rd to even get started? Are you a regifter? Do you make gifts, buy gifts, or send e-gifts? Geeze…after asking all those questions I may feel even more overwhelmed about this holiday season! 🙂
My usually holiday shopping routine consists of shopping early (mostly online), having gifts shipped to me or picking them up at the store and then procrastinating on the wrapping of the gifts. All-in-all, a very well-rounded approach to the season of giving in my opinion! However, this year I feel like the season has completely snuck up on my this year and I’m way behind the 8-ball.
The good news is that I’ve seen a change in the retail industry as well. Instead of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and then Cyber Monday, it seems it’s now all on sale all the time! It seems retail is taking drastic measure to get you into their store or onto their website. I mean, it’s the Thursday after Thanksgiving and my email is still getting flooded with both Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!
This is all good news for me since I’m somewhat procrastinating this year, but it makes me think of how the retain industry has changed so much. How many of you have a fully stocked Amazon cart like I do? I mean who needs to shop at various stores or on various sites when you can compare each price to the same product on Amazon.com? I’ll admit that Amazon is very convenient, but it does make me a little worried about what’s going to happen to all the retail stores. There are already so many vacant and storefronts – even entire shopping plazas are on life support.
Who knows, maybe this year I’ll get my booty in gear and take advantage of all the extended sales retailers and websites are offering. Then again, I’m already behind and procrastinating so I guess time will be the ultimate deciding factor.
Tomorrow is Election Day and if you didn’t get to the polls during early voting, tomorrow is a very important day! I myself am actually really excited for the 24 hour coverage to begin tomorrow! This is a very important civic duty that everyone should care about – no matter your party affiliation. Election Day to me is always a very exciting day…seeing how everyone votes on both the candidates and the issues in their communities.
All that aside, I usually keep my excitement for Election Day, my party affiliation and political talk in general to a minimum when in the workplace. I’m not saying you have to cease and desist all politics talk (that obviously depends on your office and their policies), but being “politically correct” at work is definitely a good idea. So I have a couple Do’s and Don’t’s to share to help you with the big Election Day work politics.
Do: Check your employee handbook to make sure you can talk politics
Don’t: Think that just because you’re “off the clock” it’s okay when with coworkers
Do: Make sure you’re being considerate of all viewpoints
Don’t: Talk about the really heated issues
Do: Know when to stop the conversation and remain friends
Hopefully this helps get you through your Election Day work day tomorrow – especially if you have TVs in the office! Get out and VOTE!
So what’s the difference? With Snapchat you can take photo or video, add cute filters and add it to your story or send to specific people. With Instagram you can take photo or video, add fun graphics and add it to your story or send to specific people. Hmmm…very different.
While Snapchat was the fist one on the scene when it comes to more dynamic social storytelling, Instagram came onto the scene to challenge them with a vengeance! Not only does Instagram have a wider audience, they have a bigger audience. It’s also easier to discover topics and conversations on Instagram than it is on Snapchat.
It seems that social media users have a more personal connection with Instagram than Snapchat. In fact, Snapchat admits:
“The majority of our users are 18-34 years old. This demographic may be less brand loyal and more likely to follow trends than other demographics. These factors may lead users to switch to another product, which would negatively affect our user retention, growth, and engagement.”
I can honestly say I do both, but I myself see more activity (at least more activity that I’m interested in) on Instagram. Seeing what’s going on with Kylie Jenner or Ariana Grande isn’t something that peaks my interest…so I guess you can tell what platform I’m more apt to use these days.
Which storytelling app do you prefer? Instagram or Snapchat?