Trending pop, tech, NOLA, music, marketing topics for this week & what you can do with them
Tip: Find a common interest in your audience and host a party to celebrate it. Your customers will love the chance to show off and mingle.
➔ 2 Million Google, Facebook, Twitter & other passwords have been jacked.
Tip: Sharing any kind of security tips goes a long way in showing that you care about your customers.
➔ NBC is broadcasting a live, full version of "The Sound of Music" starring Carrie Underwood.
Tip: Music is always in fashion. Consider hosting a local act live... Of course your establishment wasn't built for it. That's why it's going to be unique.
➔ Mannequins draw awareness to people with disabilities.
Tip: If the fashion industry can find a way to empower and draw awareness to a cause like this, then you're business absolutely can too. Find a cause.
➔ The 2013 lists are starting to spread... 25 Best Films of 2013.
Tip: Make your own 2013 list and then ask people to add and edit over social media.
➔ And while we're at it... 2014 predictions are spreading just as quickly.
Tip: Make predictions for your industry and put on your site, slideshare, or Youtube channel. Position yourself as even more of an authority.
➔ While we're in 2014, the 56th Grammy Awards are in January and the nominations are announced this week.
Tip: Hold your own nominations and give your own awards. Anyone would be honored to receive an award from you. Who knows? Maybe it becomes the next Oscar.
➔ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer has been released and it. Looks. Awesome.
Tip: Hero movies like this and the new X-Men movie will still be huge in 2014. Find a hero that relates to your industry and join the conversation.
➔ "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark" is going to be a movie... Yeah, that book that scared the poop out of you for years.
Tip: Find something essential to your audience's childhood and celebrate it. A campaign, an autograph session, a contest...
➔ Anti-apartheid icon and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died peacefully.
Tip: Who do your customers hold in high regard? Reach out to them. Invite them to get involved in your cause... At least send them a product.
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