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Friday, August 29, 2008

Late Night Eats, With a New Rock Star Menu

Well, well, well, for those of you who thought Denny's couldn't get any cooler, think again. Denny's restaurant is introducing a late night rock star menu. That's right, for all you rock stars out there, myself included; we've been to Denny's at 3am after a night of festivities, no need in denying it. The new menu is presented by Dr. Pepper and will be served from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Perfect timing to get something in your stomach before you barf or in order to survive the hangover you will endure later on in the day.
The new menu items are named after bands, such as the All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday, Plain White T's, and the Eagles of Death Metal. Supposedly, the eatery will play alternative rock music and the servers will be clad in T-shirts and jeans instead of their usual uniforms. Huh? Hard to imagine at a Denny's somewhere along the I-5, in the middle of Nowheresville, isn't it? But, so be it. I love it, usually late night spots complain about the rowdy packs of youngsters, now Denny's is embracing it? God love em'.
Denny's is also supporting the Adopt-A-Band program. Bands enter to become an adopted band, expanding their fan base while giving them the opportunity to vote them into a selection of bands that gets free meals and promotional support. Peep it, and look they have a Myspace page, too how very "NOW" of them. Guess it would be pretty hard to market to us Gen Y/millennials without speaking our language. Fun promo; if you weren't getting enough after-prom crews before- you will be now, Den. As if "Moons Over My Hammy" wasn't enough of a delicacy in the wee hours of morn, they produce this new menu? If anyone cares to try out a "Plain White Shake" with me this weekend, I'll be around. Meet you at Denny's, 4:35am. I'll be the girl in the Adidas jacket and Elvis glasses, the last booth in the back along the window, horfing down some fried goodness. For about this, please visit: http://www.dennysallnighter.com/

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Life is like a Quarter Machine...

Life is like one of those quarter toy machines in front of a supermarket.
You go for the plastic capsules, hoping to score that awesome neon green alien inside. You can see it through the glass, but the chances are slim. You try anyway- I mean, you could luck out, right? So poses the question: do you keep trying for what you want or settle for the boring, but comfortable, bouncy ball in the other machine? I've personally always been that girl who wanted more quarters.
And so, I had a dichotomy while walking past one of these machines this morning. Bouncy balls or aliens?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What the F**k is Social Media?" anyway.

I often discuss Social Media and the idea that it can be used for many things other than just communication between friends. I understood the effects the second I started blogging and even before that while on my college newspaper. And while the newspaper was in print at newsstands around campus, it still had the same effect. People care what the people they care about think. "So and so thinks it's cool, so maybe I should check it out."
Word of mouth has become electronic. Social Media is in my eyes, one of the greatest gifts for promoting and one of the greatest research tool s for marketing; and while I don't need to tell most of you reading this that, there are so many who still do not understand. For the "in the darks" out there I give you this, incredibly brilliant slideshow: What the F**k is Social Media?