Every now and then I see something on the web that is so cool, that I feel the need to share it with pretty much anybody and everybody I know. Here is the latest installment in that category. Cincinnati Bell has set up a website where you can go to arrange for Santa Claus to call your kids. The site is easy to use, takes about 2 minutes to complete, and delivers much excitement when the phone rings. A friend of mine sent me this link (http://www.cincinnatibell.com/consumer/holiday/) and explained how excited his kids were when Santa spoke to them over the phone. So I decided to check it out first hand. It was a huge hit. My daughter happened to be asleep at the time of Santa’s call, so it went into voice mail. This morning we told her that someone had called for her and left a message and then played it for her. Her face lit up when she heard Santa wishing her a Merry Christmas, and because it was in voice mail she could play it over and over and over. She was thrilled. I am not sure whose idea this was, but it is brilliant. It is completely free, fun, and offers great exposure for Cincinnati Bell. It is great marketing – it asks for nothing, is noteworthy, and is easy and fun to share. I applaud whoever came up with this idea, as it is both unbelievably simple, extremely creative, and thoroughly remarkable. Unfortunately, it is only available in certain area codes. If you happen to live in Southwestern, Ohio and have kids, make sure to check this out for yourself. Thank you Cincinnati Bell for spreading the holiday cheer. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Archive for November, 2006
It has been a few weeks since my last post, and boy have I been busy. Life is good, as I am getting acclimated to my new position as an account executive at Hafenbrack Marketing. The job is amazing, and the people here are uber talented and extremely friendly. Everyday I get to help Dayton business owners create and execute strategies for growth. There is never a dull moment, and best of all, no cubicle. Suffice it to say, I am having a blast. While I have had little spare time to devote to blogging and the like in the last few weeks, I have managed to make some enhancements to my Squidoo project known as Dayton Marketing Community. The site attempts to aggregate many of the professional marketing related events in the Dayton area into one site. It also lists job postings, has links to professional organizations, and even has a blurb about me and my job. (should you be in need of marketing assistance, contact me) Recent additions to the site include links to Generation Dayton, PRSA, and IABC. Additionally, I have posted coming Dayton Chamber events on the calendar alongside the already full slate of happenings which includes the Dayton AMA, Greater Dayton Advertising Association, and the Downtown Dayton Partnership. Please check out the site. If you know of a coming event that is not listed or have suggestions as to how to make the site better, please send them my way. I hope that I can create a resource that adds value to our community, and makes life a little easier for us all.