In honor of Mother’s Day, From You Flowers and Visit Orlando are launching the ultimate vacation sweepstakes to celebrate the importance of mothers in our lives. The “From You to Orlando” sweepstakes, open to all legal U.S. residents, gives one grand prize winner a luxurious trip for two to Orlando, Florida.
Latest Digital Title Offers Nikon-Specific Tutorials, Inspirational Tips, Comprehensive Reviews and Interactive Content
Leading digital media group Future US today announces its latest digital magazine, LeNs, a new interactive experience dedicated to Nikon photographers and enthusiasts seeking to achieve pro-level results. Set to launch late-Spring 2013, LeNs will offer a multitude of interactive elements to help photographers take their skills to the next level.
Designed for Nikon enthusiasts by Nikon enthusiasts, LeNs will offer monthly expert guidance, specific tutorials, inspirational tips and images from professional photographers, as well as comprehensive reviews of Nikon cameras, lenses and accessories. The digital magazine will also feature step-by-step instructional articles, videos and interactive elements to help readers gain a better understanding of photographic techniques and methods.
“Nikon photographers are a very avid and talented community, and we want to help them develop their passions and skills through LeNs,” said Kelley Corten , Vice President of Content & Product, Future US. “The digitally exclusive edition of LeNs will fully engage readers in the most innovative way and will deliver the upmost interactive digital experience for Nikon users.”
Prior to its launch, LeNs will host a weekly “Spring Fun” photograph contest on its Facebook fan page, LeNs: Advanced Methods for Nikon Photographers. Beginning this week until the end of June, fans can submit their original photos of “Spring Fun” moments each week – such as having a picnic at the park, flying a kite or taking a hike. At the end of each week, one winner will be chosen by the LeNs editorial team based on creativity and originality. Winners will receive a $100 gift card code to Amazon.
For more information about LeNs or updates on its launch, visit facebook.com/Lens.amfnp.
- Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).
- It has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 publications, apps, websites and events.
- It holds market-leading positions in Technology, Entertainment, Music, Creative and Sport & Auto sectors.
- Future attracts 50 million monthly global unique users to its websites, which include techradar.com, gamesradar.com,bikeradar.com and musicradar.com.
- Future sells more than 24 million magazines every year, that’s 45 magazines sold every minute. Our most well-known brands include T3, Total Film, Mollie Makes and Official Xbox Magazine.
- We deliver over 100 digital editions, selling over two million products in the last 12 months through Apple’s Newsstand for iPad.
- Future exports or syndicates over 200 publications to over 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content.
- Future is currently Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year for both the Association of Online Publishers and the Professional Publishers Association.
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The newest flavor to join Pinkberry’s line-up, Cookies & Cream Pinkberry is a smooth and creamy chocolaty yogurt blended with tiny bits of cookies. Unlike any other Cookies & Cream flavor, Pinkberry’s is indulgent without being overly sweet. The fun only starts with the yogurt itself – crushed cookies and a variety of other toppings are available from the toppings bar allowing guests to create their very own Cookies & Cream experience. Pinkberry also offers exclusive topping combinations to satisfy every Cookies & Cream lover, including: Continue reading
New Facebook App Allows Users to Create National Geographic Magazine Cover Featuring Their Favorite Baby
National Geographic magazine has announced the launch of a new Facebook app created in concert with the May cover story exploring a possible genetic link to human longevity. The May issue, on newsstands from April 30, features four adorable babies on the cover. The new app, presented by Prudential, allows users to upload their own favorite baby pictures into a mock National Geographic yellow-border cover, which they can then share with their friends via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Continue reading
Jelly Belly Introduces Brilliant Candy for National Jelly Bean Day
Shimmering Jewel Collection of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Now Available
In celebration of National Jelly Bean Day (April 22), Jelly Belly Candy Company debuts its shimmering collection of Jelly Belly(®) jelly beans. The new Jelly Belly Jewel Collection features seven of Jelly Belly’s most popular flavors finished with a beautiful iridescent sheen. The gem-inspired candy is now available online at JellyBelly.com and at the company’s Visitor and Tour Center in California. Continue reading
WHAT: HBA Global Expo & Conference
WHEN: June 18-20, 2013
HOW: Register at http://www.hbaexpo.com
WHY For three days the entire beauty community will meet in New York to source new ingredients and raw materials, packaging and components, contract manufacturers, services and finished goods from all over the world. With new content and expert speakers, the HBA conference will offer even more key insight and opportunities for beauty brands to grow and increase sales. A dedicated track for packaging professionals will provide the latest information on designing for the web, retail and global markets as well as a real world case study from a leading personal care brand on developing effective packaging in an aggressive timeframe.
HBA Global will educate and inspire entire product development teams for cosmetics, fragrances, hair care, personal care and skin care on the strategic and technical drivers in the health and beauty space. Effective networking opportunities are a hallmark of HBA Global and attendees will gain valuable connections, ideas, and insight from their peers. Continue reading
Todd Parr‘s It’s Okay to Be Different has become a favorite amongst families worldwide and is now available as an app on the iPad through the Storypanda Books app. The team at Storypanda worked with Parr’s publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to add a layer of interactivity to this beloved title. The ability to select different characters, clothing, and props on each page means kids can customize the book to match their own life experiences. In doing so, the message feels more personal to each and every child allowing them to identify closely with certain instances where they may have felt ‘different.’
“We stayed very close to Mr. Parr’s original book then added creative elements so kids and parents can swap in different characters and props on each page to, in a sense, play as they read,” explains Storypanda’s Creative Director James Chutter.
“As a father of three, the message that it’s okay to be different couldn’t be more important. We’re very proud to be involved in bringing this message to a new generation of readers,” adds Storypanda’s CEO Pavel Bains.
Storypanda Books is known for allowing parents to share the creative work of their kids with their friends and family, which adds a social element to reading. With It’s Okay to Be Different, children can make a postcard of a custom page and have their parents share it via Facebook, Twitter and email with friends and family. The invitees can then purchase the full book with all its interactive features on Storypanda’s iPad application. This is a unique approach that further inspires kids to continue on with reading.
For screen shots and an infographic, go to: http://storypanda.com/its-ok-to-be-different-press/
To read, create and share with Todd Parr’s It’s Okay to Be Different, you can purchase it for $4.99 by downloading Storypanda Books on the iPad or going to http://get.storypanda.com.
Storypanda connects thousands of children’s authors and illustrators with millions of little readers. Through it’s mobile publishing platform, Storypanda is helping to raise a generation of creative kids by allowing young readers to read, create, and share their stories. www.storypanda.com
Yankee Candle Launches New Summer 2013 Fragrances
Four New Scents and Limited Edition Collection Capture Nostalgic Summer Moments
SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of premium scented candles, today announced the launch of its four new summer fragrances. Yankee Candle also launched its new limited edition Cool Pops collection, available while supplies last and featuring five new scents, scalloped lids and whimsical pop out labels. Inspired by the nostalgic appeal of playing in the backyard, going to summer camp, enjoying homemade ice cream, and being surrounded by sweet blooms, these fragrances will evoke warm memories of childhood summers. The new additions to Yankee Candle’s offerings are available for purchase immediately at more than 568 Yankee Candle retail stores, www.yankeecandle.com and select specialty retailers and gift shops.
“We wanted to inspire that feeling of innocence and independence that we all enjoyed during the summer months of our childhood,” said Hope Margala Klein, executive vice president, brand, innovation and merchandising for The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. “The enticing new fragrances will evoke fond memories and bring a smile while the fresh colors add a touch of style and comfort to summer decor.”
NEW SUMMER FRAGRANCES – Four new fragrances, inspired by the simpler summer days of childhood.
Price: $1.99 MSRP – $27.99 MSRP ($27.99 – Large tumbler or jar; $22.99 MSRP – Medium tumbler or jar; $15.99 MSRP – Small tumbler; $10.99 MSRP – Small jar; $1.99 MSRP – Tarts® wax melt or Samplers® votive)
Summer Wish(TM) – A warm breeze of soft flowers and fresh green fields captures the sweet innocence of childhood summer days playing in the backyard.
Campfire Treat(TM) – The joys of camp….mesmerized by the fire, singing and laughing, while toasting marshmallows to rich, gooey perfection!
Summer Scoop(TM) – Delicious memories of creamy, homemade strawberry ice cream on a hot summer day. One scoop or two?
Honey Blossom(TM) – The beautiful blend of flower nectar, honey musk, freesia and woods makes this both full and delicate.
COOL POPS LIMITED EDITION – Inspired by the colorful fun of childhood summer treats, this limited edition collection features five new fragrances with bright colors, scalloped lids and whimsical “pop out” labels with a 3-D effect.
Price: $27.99 MSRP – Large jar; $15.99 MSRP – Regular Tumbler
Banana Blueberry – Savor this delightfully different treat of ripe bananas & juicy blueberries.
Mango Nectarine – A bright and tangy summer quencher bursting with sunny notes of mango, nectarine and white peach.
Melon Margarita – A grown-up cool mix of juicy melon, citrus pulp and iced sugarcane.
Pina Colada – This perfectly smooth, chilled blend of pineapple, coconut and frosty colada is an irresistible summer delight.
Triple Berry – A mouth-watering, fruity sweet combination of everybody’s favorite berries–strawberry, cherry and raspberry–on ice.
Relive fond summer memories with our “Scents of Summer 2013″ video.
To learn more about Yankee Candle and its new summer fragrances and cool pops limited edition collection visit www.yankeecandle.com or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheYankeeCandleCompany or on Twitter (@theyankeecandle).
About The Yankee Candle Company
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. is the leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales, in the giftware industry. Yankee Candle has a 43-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. The Company sells its products through a North American wholesale customer network of approximately 27,800 store locations, a growing base of Company owned and operated retail stores (568 Yankee Candle Stores located in 46 states and 1 province in Canada as of December 29, 2012), direct mail catalogs, and its Internet website (www.yankeecandle.com). Outside of North America, the Company sells its products primarily through its subsidiary, Yankee Candle Company (Europe), Ltd., which has an international wholesale customer network of approximately 5,900 store locations and distributors covering a combined 55 countries.
Baskin-Robbins Brews Up Jamoca® Heath® Ice Cream As Its April Flavor Of The Month
A New Twist on a Classic Baskin-Robbins Flavor, Jamoca® Heath® Ice Cream Blends Jamoca® Coffee Ice Cream with Heath® English Toffee Candy Pieces
Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced Jamoca® Heath® ice cream as its April Flavor of the Month. Combining Baskin-Robbins’ Jamoca® coffee ice cream with Heath® English Toffee candy pieces, Jamoca® Heath® ice cream is a creative spin on a classic flavor that is sure to excite ice cream lovers nationwide. In addition, Baskin-Robbins is offering two delicious frozen treats all month long that feature the Jamoca® Heath® Flavor of the Month, the Jamoca® Heath® Waffle Bowl Sundae and the Jamoca® Heath® Cappuccino Blast®. Continue reading
Kayaker Discovers New Species of Shark in Puget Sound
The following is being issued by Redfin Corporation and is an acknowledged spoof release. The following news is not factual and should not be reported on as such.
Redfin, a technology-powered real estate brokerage, today announced it has adopted a newly discovered species of shark – the Pacific Redfin Shark – as its new mascot. On March 28 Tom Vogl, a Redfin employee, discovered the shark while fishing in the Puget Sound.
“I wanted to take advantage of some of the sunshine we’ve been getting so I decided to take my kayak out on the sound. About a mile off of Bainbridge Island I saw a red fin bobbing above the water. It didn’t look like anything I had ever seen before, so I immediately snapped some photos. To my surprise, the shark actually followed me home,” Vogl said.
Area biologists studied the shark and determined that it was a previously unidentified species, which they named Epalzeorhynchos ruber, or Redfin Shark. The shark is roughly ten feet long and features a bright red dorsal fin and an elongated, dark-black and greenish body. It is thought to have evolved from Epalzeorhynchos frenatus, known as the Rainbow Shark, which is much smaller in size.
“We were so excited to hear one of our employees discovered a new species, and just couldn’t believe our luck when it turned out to have Redfin in the name,” said Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin.
Redfin plans to feature the Redfin Shark in a national multi-media campaign, which will include television advertisements, branding, and appearances. Redfin is also planning to sponsor at least three days of Shark Week 2013, with the Pacific Redfin as the star. The shark is currently residing in Vogl’s large salt water pool, where it is available for viewing.
“The shark, who we’ve been calling Finny, is helping us leave Tour Insights on Redfin.com,” said Vogl. “It turns out he has quite the discerning eye when it comes to pools.”
Redfin (www.redfin.com) is a technology-powered real estate broker that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates, not sales-people, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions. Redfin’s online tools feature all the broker-listed homes for sale, as well as for-sale-by-owner properties that don’t pay brokers a commission. The company serves 21 U.S. markets and has closed more than $8 billion in home sales. In 2012, Redfin was named one of The DIGITAL 100: World’s Most Valuable Private Tech Companies by Business Insider. Follow us on our blog (blog.redfin.com), Twitter (@redfin), and Facebook (facebook.com/redfin), Redfin Collections (www.redfin.com/collections), and on our mobile apps (www.redfin.com/mobile).
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OF THE 2012-13 SEASON
Orlando Plays Final Two Games of 2012-13 Season on the Road
Florida started the scoring with a power play goal at 5:39 in the first period. F Adam Brace took control of the puck at the blue line and fired a pass to F Matthew Pistilli who redirected the puck in front of the net, giving Florida a 1-0 lead that continued into the second period. Continue reading
World’s First Customizable Pro Headphones Now Available from New-Concept Headphone Company Myth Labs
Headphone speakers correspond to different musical genres allowing for optimized sound quality based on genre preferences
Myth Labs headphones are customized to fit individual lifestyles and music collections. Using patent-pending sonic signature technology, everyone has the opportunity to discover their unique sonic match. Myth headphones are modular, offering interchangeable headbands and speakers so the user can easily upgrade or change the style or sound experience of their headphones. Continue reading
Two of the leading creative and business minds behind Disney’s Club Penguin, the number one virtual world for children, have formed Hyper Hippo Productions, a new studio that promises to offer fun and imaginative children’s properties for a wide range of digital platforms.
Lance Priebe, co-founder and creator of Club Penguin, and Pascale Audette, former Studio Head and Vice President of Global Operations for Disney Online Studios, will develop quality entertainment for children under the Hyper Hippo label. With unique applications and compelling storytelling that reward good actions and values, the digital properties will reflect real world ideals, thus encouraging and enabling socially responsible behaviors virtually in order to generate impact on a local and global scale.
“We are dedicated to creating a fantastic studio that will not only radically change how the industry perceives digital entertainment, but one that will positively impact children’s lives for years to come,” said Audette. ”In addition, it is important for us to invest in our local community through initiatives that increase the technology footprint in Kelowna, and in the global community through social outreach programs. Simply, our end goal is to make a positive impact in the world.”
Mech Mice, Hyper Hippo’s much anticipated first offering, has been a long time dream of Priebe’s, with development beginning prior to Club Penguin. An episodic journey, Mech Mice blends together rich story with a tactical strategy experience for a young generation of kids (ages 10 and up). The property is scheduled for release in 2013 and an open beta program will begin this summer.
SOURCE Hyper Hipp
Zumba(®) Fitness–the global, multimedia brand and creator of the acclaimed Zumba dance-fitness workout–recently announced the launch of its new “Universe” apparel collection for Spring/Summer 2013, featuring galactic prints, textures and bold signature colors synonymous with the brand. Motivated by the energy and passion of Zumba instructors from more than 185 countries across the globe, Zumba’s design team selected a diverse mix of its own licensed instructors to model the new collection. Continue reading
For 2013, Brand Adds Two Updated Models and Relaunches Website
With the mission of outfitting trendsetters around the world, Onitsuka Tiger kicks off 2013 with two exciting launches. The brand is proud to release a new iteration of its classic shoe, the TIGER CORSAIR®, and a variation of the popular MEXICO 66®, the RIO RUNNER(TM). Complementing these introductions, Onitsuka Tiger has revamped the brand website to feature a more graphic, visual and user-friendly interface for fans and consumers Continue reading
The first ever stretch Lamborghini limo is here, and it’s being brought to you by Cars For Stars [http://www.carsforstars.net ], the UK’s leading luxury car hire company. The ground-breaking conceptual design is being released in the form of a highly-impressive, rendered, state-of-the-art video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1HnkX2KfYc ] which shows every aspect of this stunning design in all its glory and from every angle. The concept for this stretch hyper car innovation has been kept under wraps for months, but now the public can finally get a glimpse of this brand new, pioneering advancement in the world of luxury cars Continue reading
THINK: Be your own nail artist for the chance to win. (VIDEO)
WHAT IT IS: I Heart Nail Art is a 5-month campaign where consumers will be challenged to create nail art based on monthly themes. As the nail authority, Sally Hansen has trend setting colors women can use to express their creativity and individuality through vibrant, vivid, bold nails. Now, Sally Hansen is asking American women to show off their nail art skills with the I Heart Nail Art Contest. Each month, Sally Hansen will post a new nail art challenge on Facebook and encourage fans to post photos of their inspiring, intricate and ingenious nail art looks for a chance to win. Continue reading
“Barneys is a nine-story magical castle overflowing with beautiful, timeless and unique pieces of art; the perfect hideaway for our artists’ enchanting creations,” said Tracey Chiappini-Young, co-founder of Taunina. “We are delighted to offer our one-of-a-kind Taunina teddy bears and bunny rabbits to Barneys’ discerning clientele, and to provide them and their children with the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for social good and protagonists for a better world,” said Karen Jansen, who co-founded Taunina with Chiappini-Young. Continue reading
Gymnastics Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Flips for Yopa!
YoCrunch, the fastest-growing, full-line yogurt brand, known and loved for its creative flavors and delicious toppings, proudly announces today the launch of Yopa!, a new line of authentic, strained Greek yogurt. Yopa!, a contraction of Yo’ (short for yogurt) and Opa! (the Greek cheer for joy), will be available immediately nationwide for around $1.39/cup and $3.49/4-pack. Yopa! is the first to provide an authentic, convenient and great-tasting Greek yogurt experience that boasts a perfectly creamy, thick texture, with a slightly tart taste, and a variety of scrumptious toppings, including nine whole grain granola, toasted almonds or dark chocolate pieces. Continue reading
Fit ‘n Fruitful Smoothies Are Satisfying and Convenient Meal Substitute Beverages that Provide Well-Balanced Nutrition
Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, celebrates the new year by encouraging consumers to fulfill their fitness and health resolutions at Jamba®. For those looking for a tasty way to meet their new year’s objectives, Jamba Juice® has a great variety of functional options, including the Fit ‘n Fruitful(TM) Smoothies.
Jamba’s Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothies provide well-balanced nutrition and are a good source of protein, fiber, and 14 essential vitamins and minerals. Made with real whole fruit, the meal substitutes are healthy, nutritious, and contain two or more servings of fruit. The Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothies are caffeine-free and pre-boosted with Jamba Juice’s Lean Advantage Boost(TM), which helps support long-term weight management by reducing body fat and promoting lean muscle mass*. At 300 calories or less in the 16-ounce size, the smoothies are a delicious way to start the New Year off with healthier habits. Continue reading
Bring Your Photo Gallery to Life with PhotoSocial for iPhone
PhotoSocial Delivers the First iPhone Application Designed to Instantly Organize your Photo Collection
Today, 1UP Industries founder Jeff Bargmann, author of organizational lifesavers like “Stardock Fences” and “Bins,” launched PhotoSocial, a new iPhone paid application that intuitively organizes your photo collection and provides a private social experience for exchanging photos with friends. Continue reading
Dazzle Daily Unveils Limited Soft Pink Swarovski Heart Necklace Deal in Time for Valentine’s Day
Dazzle Daily, www.DazzleDaily.com, is a unique daily jewelry deal website that offers rock bottom specials on popular jewelry every day. The Swarovski Heart Necklace is their current special, priced at only $12.00 plus free shipping.
Dazzle Daily is featuring the very popular Swarovski Heart Necklace for a limited time. This necklace often goes for $65 dollars and up online plus shipping and handling. While supplies last, customers can purchase the Swarovski Heart Necklace for only $12.00. Shipping is always free at Dazzle Daily Continue reading
Subaru Releases Teasers for Latest “Dog Tested. Dog Approved.TM” Commercials
- Subaru introduces new cast member Grant Weber, Subaru Canine Sales Associate
- Fourth-annual Dog Tested commercials to air during Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX
- Dog Tested experience continues online with all-new Facebook applications
Subaru of America, Inc. announces the return of its “Dog Tested. Dog Approved.(TM)” campaign. An all-new cast of canines will make their television debut during Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX. Fans of the venerable campaign will meet new cast member Grant Weber, a Subaru canine Sales Associate, who sells Subaru vehicles to dogs. Continue reading
L’Oreal Paris Kicks Off Red Carpet Season by Encouraging Women to Change the Life of Their Hair
L’Oreal Paris, global hair authority and R&D leader, is proud to build on its 100 years of beauty heritage with the launch of a new franchise five years in the making – Advanced Haircare. Designed to help American women change the life of their hair, this clinically-tested(1) collection, on shelves now at mass retailers, consists of five tailored modules with shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments to deliver instant results and lasting transformation(1). With seven luxurious and effective treatments at the center of Advanced Haircare, L’Oreal Paris is encouraging women to adopt a three-step haircare routine – shampoo, condition and treat – to help hair look gorgeous. Continue reading
General Public to Cast Facebook Votes for Favorite Tower Light Colors During Weeklong Lightings
Beginning tonight through January 20, the Empire State Building (ESB) will ask the general public to determine the official standard colors for its world-famous, new LED tower lights. Each night, the iconic landmark will shine each of its four sides in a different shade of the same color. Local tri-state area residents, who see ESB’s lights nightly, are invited to look up at the building and vote for their favorite shade of color via the ESB Facebook page. ESB fans around the world also have the opportunity to vote on ESB’s Facebook. Continue reading
Volunteer’s Birthday Wish is to Grow Her Favorite Nonprofit’s Facebook “Likes” to 105,000.
At 104 years old, Edythe Kirchmaier has been serving others for more than a century, 40 years of which have been as a volunteer with Direct Relief International. As Edythe approaches her 105(th) birthday, she hopes to inspire the world to make a difference, as she has, by raising awareness for the charity to which she’s dedicated much of her life, Direct Relief. To honor Edythe and celebrate her milestone birthday on January 22, 2013, Direct Relief has created the world’s largest (virtual) birthday cake, a Facebook application called Edythe’s 105(th) Birthday Challenge, which will enable the world to light a candle and wish Edythe a happy birthday. Continue reading
Online reputation management firm helps clients keep search results clean
Reputation Advocate, an online reputation management firm, is currently helping clients understand the new changes to Facebook’s privacy controls. As the Nashville-based company has found, social media posts can be especially damaging to a company or individual’s reputation, with many people responsible for posting the damaging material. Continue reading
Kashi, the premier natural food and lifestyle company, has introduced two USDA Certified organic cereals, Kashi(®) Berry Fruitful and Kashi(®) Blackberry Hills(TM), which bring together real organic fruit and whole grains, for a delicious breakfast to start your day.
Berry Fruitful features shredded wheat biscuits with a flavorful berry filling made with real, organic fruit, including Concord grapes, apples, raspberries and strawberries. Blackberry Hills pairs organic whole grain rice and wheat flakes with tangy organic blackberries for a taste that’s sweet and delicious.
“We’re excited to introduce two scrumptious additions to our growing list of USDA Certified organic cereals that will make eating well easier,” says Keegan Sheridan, natural food and lifestyle expert at Kashi. “We’ve always believed that nature makes the best-tasting ingredients, like the hearty whole grains and luscious organic fruit you can see and taste in our Berry Fruitful and Blackberry Hills cereals.”
In addition to providing simple yet tasty ingredients, Berry Fruitful and Blackberry Hills deliver positive nutrition in every bite. Each serving of Berry Fruitful provides 6g of fiber, an excellent source, and 46g of whole grains, which is nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily value.* Blackberry Hills offers a good source of fiber with 3g and has 16g of whole grains per serving. Like all Kashi foods, both cereals are free of preservatives, artificial flavors, colors and high fructose corn syrup.
Berry Fruitful and Blackberry Hills will also carry the official Non-GMO Project Verified seal and join Kashi’s nine other Non-GMO Project Verified foods, Autumn Wheat(®), Cinnamon Harvest(®), Island Vanilla(®), Strawberry Fields(®), Simply Maize, Indigo Morning(TM)( )(organic) cereals, 7 Whole Grain Flakes and 7 Whole Grain Puffs cereals, and 7 Whole Grain Pilaf.
Berry Fruitful and Blackberry Hills cereals are available at grocers and natural food retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99. For more information, please visit www.kashi.com.
* The Whole Grains Council recommends 48g of whole grains per day
About Kashi Company
Founded in 1984, Kashi dreams of a world where everyone embraces natural health. As a natural lifestyle pioneer, Kashi is passionate about and committed to improving the health of people and our planet. By providing great tasting, nutritious and innovative foods, Kashi enables people to achieve optimal health and wellness, while also leading them on a path toward embracing a natural lifestyle. Kashi also champions non-profit organizations working to keep real food in the minds and hands of communities across the country through the Kashi REAL Project. To learn more about 25 years of Kashi’s mission, sustainable efforts, values and roots, visit Kashi.com.
Kashi’s products are natural, minimally processed and free of highly refined sugars, artificial additives and artificial preservatives. Kashi(®) brands and foods include: GOLEAN(®) cereals and bars; Kashi(®) Heart to Heart(® )cereal, instant oatmeal and whole grain crackers; Kashi(® )7 Whole Grain Puffs, Honey Puffs, Nuggets and Flakes cereals; Kashi(®) Good Friends(®) cereal; Kashi(®) Autumn Wheat(®), Cinnamon Harvest(®), Island Vanilla(®), Strawberry Fields(®), Simply Maize and Indigo Morning(TM) (organic) cereals; Kashi(®)Honey Sunshine(®) and Berry Blossoms(®) cereals; Kashi(®) Black Currant Walnut cereal; Kashi(®) chewy and crunchy granola bars, layered granola bars, soft-baked cereal bars, soft n’ chewy bars and soft-baked squares; Kashi(® )snack crackers,pita crisps and cookies; Kashi(® )all natural frozen waffles, entrees, steam meals and pizzas; and Kashi(®)7 Whole Grain Pilaf.
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Couples Nationwide Enter to Win a Chance to Say “I Do” at the Iconic Empire State Building
The iconic Empire State Building and celebrity event designer Preston Bailey announced the launch of a nationwide contest, “Love is in the Air,” which will offer couples from around the country the chance to win a once-in-a lifetime wedding of their dreams. By submitting their love story via the Empire State Building’s Facebook page, three lucky couples will celebrate their special day with a customized wedding or vow renewal ceremony held at the world’s most romantic building on Valentine’s Day 2013. Preston Bailey will create a customized motif for each couple’s ceremony, creating an unforgettable experience for the couples and their guests. Continue reading
Forget bringing in the weekend, T.G.I. Friday’s is bringing in the world’s end like no one else can. With potentially only three more weeks left for all of mankind, T.G.I. Friday’s is inviting guests to celebrate all over the country on Friday, December 21st – the date predicted on the Mayan calendar to mark the end of the world as we know it. Friday’s plans to party like there’s no tomorrow with Mayan-inspired “Last Friday” celebrations in select cities such as Los Angeles and Miami. WATCH THE VIDEO Continue reading
Qello and Eagle Rock Entertainment Host a Facebook Digital Premiere of the Restored LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68 Concert Film.
PLUS LIVE Q&A with Ray Manzarek at 10PM EST – 7PM PST
On December 5(th), fans of The Doors will have the opportunity to watch Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, & John Densmore like never-seen-before live in concert on Facebook. Qello, the music entertainment digital streaming service, along with Eagle Rock Entertainment are hosting a Facebook Digital Premiere of The Doors 1968 live concert at the Hollywood Bowl, which is considered to be the band’s finest concert on film. Continue reading
Kids are willing to do almost anything to get the toys they want for Christmas according to Walmart’s Talking Holiday Toys Survey, which found that 68 percent of kids said they would clean their rooms daily for a year, while 84 percent would work hard and give up playtime. But every child has limits; only 23 percent of kids would eat spinach for a year to get their holiday toys. The Walmart-commissioned survey also found that mom and dad favor educational toys and are focused on price. VIDEO Continue reading
DinoDirect.com (“the Company”), a world-leading, cross-border online store with millions of active customers from more than 200 countries, today announced a cooperation agreement with one of Brazil’s top online retailers, Encomenda Global. DinoDirect is committed to becoming the best reliable marketplace on the net by offering high quality products with the widest selections, reasonable price, worldwide free shipping and superior 7×24 customer service, and this cooperation will allow Brazilian customers even easier access to the wide array of products available through DinoDirect. Continue reading
Whether it’s grabbing lunch before a second round of shopping or capping off the busy day with a relaxing dinner, when guests buy one of Red Lobster’s “Maine Stays” entrees on Black Friday, they can get a second one free.
Guests can obtain Red Lobster’s Black Friday Buy One, Get One “Maine Stays” coupon by visiting the restaurant’s Facebook page or by checking into the restaurant on FourSquare.
– Visit Facebook.com/RedLobster and either print out or show the coupon via mobile device at most Red Lobster locations across the United States.
– Check into Red Lobster on FourSquare on Friday only and show the Check-In Special via mobile device at most Red Lobster locations across the United States.
Red Lobster’s new menu features 15 “Maine Stays” entrées for guests to choose from–all available for less than $15–including:
– Tilapia with Roasted Vegetables: Seasoned and roasted in a parchment bag with white wine, asparagus, artichokes and wild rice pilaf.
– Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp: With a peach-bourbon BBQ glaze and pico de gallo, served over mashed potatoes and choice of accompaniment.
– Wood-Grilled Chicken with Portobello Wine Sauce: Served with mashedpotatoes and choice of accompaniment.
To learn more about Red Lobster and to find a restaurant near you, visit RedLobster.com or connect with us at Facebook.com/RedLobster or on Twitter–@RedLobster.
Grand Marnier®’s Gift For The Holidays: Grand Giving Tree Unveiled For 2012
Consumers Invited to Decorate the Tree In Honor of Their Favorite Charity
Grand Marnier®, the iconic flagship brand of the House of Marnier-Lapostolle, is proud to announce that it will be partnering with three distinguished charities this holiday season through its Grand Giving Tree digital campaign. For the second consecutive year, fans of Grand Marnier are encouraged to join in the spirit of giving during the Holidays by visiting the brand’s Facebook page and accessing the Grand Giving Tree application. Users of the Facebook application can help trim the tree by selecting an ornament that represents their charitable organization of choice, then placing the ornament on the virtual Grand Giving Tree. Continue reading
Because it’s the thought that counts, omni-channel workwear retailer Duluth Trading Company has put a lot of thinking into gifts that’ll be a hit with women this holiday season. Featuring tough workwear, unique gear and smart solutions at www.DuluthWomen.com, Duluth Trading’s women’s offerings – both new and signature items – are the gifts that keep on giving. Continue reading
The New AboutUS is Here ! There is lots for you to see! Business in Orlando, The New ride Transformers, Lots of tips on Christmas Shopping, Music and much more!
BUILT TO AMAZE! ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC AT 10 AM TOMORROW FOR
JANUARY 10-13 ORLANDO SHOW
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present Built To Amaze! Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. The brand new show plays Amway Center in Orlando January 10-13. Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow, Friday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Continue reading
Sephora rewards pinning with 40 days of giveaways! Whether you’re dreaming of a palette filled with endless colors, sensational skincare or a signature fragrance, Sephora invites you to create your ultimate holiday beauty wish list on Pinterest. Beginning Monday, November 12(th), follow Sephora at pinterest.com/sephora, and “Pin” any product from www.Sephora.com with #SephoraSweeps in the description of the pin. Continue reading
Unique and Collectible Fancy Feast Ornament Available Exclusively on Facebook
Some holiday traditions never get old. Finding the perfect, thoughtful gifts, preparing festive foods and collecting the annual Fancy Feast(®) ornament! Today, the Fancy Feast brand announced its 2012 limited edition holiday ornament will be available for free while supplies last on the brand’s Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/FancyFeast. Continue reading
With the United States Presidential election just less than a week away, new data and an infographic from Socialbakers, the leading social media analytics experts, show that while Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan may have led the race for fan engagement in the much-hyped “war of words”–the recent series of four Presidential debates–the Obama-Biden team still commands a much larger Facebook fan base and broader reach.
In fact, even though President Barack Obama took the early lead in activity with nearly 1.43 million “Likes” and 1.64 million interactions for his three Facebook posts leading up to the Oct. 3 Domestic Policy debate at the University of Denver, the Romney-Ryan ticket dominated the engagement leader board throughout the course of the next three debates.
However, while fan engagement is often touted as the master metric for gauging social media success, when it comes to politics, engagement can actually work against a candidate.
“For brands, negative comments are an opportunity to address issues early and quell any rising tide against their product or service,” said Socialbakers CEO Jan Rezab. “But, this isn’t necessarily the case for politicians whose ‘non-fan’ contingent will often post negative comments, tirades and off-topic diatribes that can dilute the value of their engagement rate.”
This factor turns Socialbakers analysts’ attention toward “Likes” and shares to get a better handle on exactly how well candidates are getting the message out to their constituents on the world’s largest social network.
Among other highlights, Socialbakers’ analysis and infographics reveal:
Reach can trump engagement. The Romney/Ryan team’s engagement rate was consistently higher than Obama/Biden, as much as four times higher during the Oct. 16 Town Hall Meeting in Denver. However, Obama’s overwhelmingly larger reach earns him far more “Likes” and shares. For example, Obama’s most-shared post tallied over 168 thousand shares, almost twice that of Romney’s most-shared post.Fan count isn’t the only factor that matters, but it certainly helps.
During the Vice-Presidential debate on Oct. 11, Vice-President Joe Biden managed to post a higher Engagement Rate than Ryan–30 percent compared to Ryan’s 15. However, with a fan count more than 10 times that of Biden, Ryan easily racked up 10 times more “Likes” and nearly five times more interactions across his 4.2 million fan base.
Post frequency is a strong driver of fan engagement. On Oct. 16, the Romney/Ryan machine published 13 posts to Obama’s three and Biden’s zero. As a result, Romney and Ryan maintained high engagement of 12 and 18 percent respectively, compared to just 3 percent for Obama that day.
“Clearly the Romney/Ryan ticket has a definitive Facebook edge, despite fewer fans,” Rezab said. “Whether Facebook activity can actually predict or influence the election remains to be seen. It’s much easier to click ‘Like’ from the comfort of your home, office or the train on your way to work, but both sides must now work overtime to convert these active online fans into motivated voters who actually put aside their computer or mobile device to cast a real-world vote at the polls next Tuesday.”
To learn more about how the candidates stack up in the Facebook race to the White House, visit http://www.socialbakers.com/elections.
Socialbakers.com is social media analytics company and since its launch in March 2010 has become the most widely visited site for Facebook statistics and brand metrics. The company is now the most cited source for global social marketing data with more than 15 million Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube profiles and places indexed.
Socialbakers specializes in statistics for Facebook globally, Facebook pages, Facebook applications, developers on the Facebook platform, as well as Facebook advertising prices, as well as for LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+ and Twitter users. Additionally, Socialbakers provides advanced monitoring technologies, including Socialbakers Page Analytics, which is now used by many leading brands to measure their Facebook presence. With its easy-to-use analytics, audits and benchmarks, Socialbakers is the only solution that allows brands to measure, compare and contrast the success of their social media engagement and that of the competition. For more information, visit http://www.socialbakers.com.
- New Facebook Presidential Debate Data Shows ‘Winning’ Means Going Beyond Engagement (virtual-strategy.com)
HBO, Discovery’s Fit & Health and Velocity networks, The Weather Channel & Clear Channel‘s iHeartRadio Among Broadcasters Airing Benefit
Fandango, iVillage, nbcnews.com, weather.com, the NBC Owned Stations, Comcast’s Xfinity.com, Hulu, and Gannett Digital Properties Join NBC.com in Live Streaming the Event-Special Hurricane Sandy-Themed Edition of NBC’s Dateline to Air at 10pm E
Multiple television, radio and digital platforms have joined forces with NBCUniversal to broadcast “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,’ a benefit to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy airing tonight, November 2 (8 – 9 pm/ET).
HBO, Discovery’s Fit & Health and Velocity networks, and The Weather Channel are among the networks that will air the live one-hour telethon. They join the networks of NBCUniversal broadcasting the event, which include NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Style, Syfy and USA.
Multiple NBCUniversal digital properties, including NBC.com, Fandango, iVillage, weather.com, nbcnews.com, and the NBC Owned Television Stations plan to live stream the telethon, along with Xfinity.com/TV, Hulu and over 100 Gannett-owned websites, including usatoday.com. The NBC affiliate television stations also have the option to live stream the telethon on their websites.
Comcast, in partnership with NBCUniversal, is extensively promoting and featuring the benefit to help drive donations to the American Red Cross. In addition to featuring the live stream on Xfinity.com/TV; Xfinity TV customers through the weekend will be able to view the telethon on Xfinity On Demand and the Xfinity TV Player apps for Apple and Android devices. Further promotion will be featured on the Xfinity On Demand platform, as well as Xfinity’s Facebook page, on Twitter, and on the home page of Xfinity.com.
Dial Global Radio, NBCUniversal’s official radio partner, Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio, as well as a number of local radio stations from across the Tri-State area will also simulcast coverage of the event.
Hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer, the telethon will broadcast from the New York studios of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It will air live across the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West coast.
Kevin Bacon, Mary J. Blige, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Perry, Al Roker, Jon Stewart and Steven Tyler are among the latest stars to sign on for the broadcast, joining previously announced performers Christina Aguilera (NBC’s “The Voice”), Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Sting, and appearances by Jimmy Fallon (NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) and NBC News’ Brian Williams.
Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
Following the benefit telethon, at 10pm ET, NBC will air a special Hurricane Sandy-themed edition of Dateline: Rescue and Recovery, anchored by Lester Holt.
The American Red Cross response to Sandy is very large and will be very costly, affecting a massive area spanning much of the eastern half of the country. Financial donations help the American Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-HELP-NOW or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
- NBCUniversal Announces “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” Telethon (g4tv.com)
- Hurricane Sandy Telethon 8pm ET (radiomaxmusic2.wordpress.com)
Christina Aguilera Confirmed to Perform
New Electronic Dance Music Category Created
Winners Determined by Online Voting at amavote.com
Recording artist Christina Aguilera revealed the “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards® (AMAs)” nominations this morning from the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE (see full list of nominees below). It was also announced that Christina Aguilera will be performing on this year’s show which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425). Continue reading