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Link Friday: The 2015 Thanksgiving Edition

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 by Kate

Thanksgiving is almost here. Let’s talk turkey.

  • Did you know that the day before Turkey Day is actually nowhere near the busiest day for flying? It’s the 121st Find out the real busiest here.
  • Good news if you’re driving this year. Gas, in some spots (including here in Madison, Wisconsin), is now under $2 a gallon.
  • This year’s turkey dinner is expected to be more expensive than ever, thanks to the bird flu. But your costs will still pale in comparison to the $45,000 price tag for Thanksgiving dinner at The Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City. Did we mention there’s a 2-carat diamond ring stuffed inside the bird? See the other extravagant goodies included.
  • Ever wonder which is America’s favorite pie, on this, the holiday of overeating? Find the answer here.
  • Huffington Post gave a suggestion on how to broach the subjects of elections, religion and refugees over dinner: don’t. Here instead are 27 things you can discuss instead (that are far less likely to bring your family to fisticuffs).
  • If those topics won’t work, consider making one of these nasty Thanksgiving recipes (gravy pizza?!), sure to become a conversation piece (in between the gagging, anyway).


Link Friday: The Favorite Social Media Influencers Edition

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Kate

At Pilch & Barnet, we’re always scouring the Internet for the latest trends and helpful information about social media marketing. Today, we’re sharing with you some of our go-to social media favs.

  • Jon Loomer. He’s a Facebook marketing coach, author, speaker and strategist. His website and Facebook page offer daily tips, blogs and first hand research. He also offers one-on-one coaching (for a fee). Put his sites in your regular rotation.
  • Mari Smith. One of the world’s leading social media strategists and Facebook marketing expert. She’s got a ton of helpful info on her website and Facebook page as well, stocked with blog and tips. She offers a good number of free webinars of which you should take advantage.
  • Mike Stelzner. He’s the founder/CEO of the website socialmediaexaminer.com and host of the Social Media Marketing podcast – one of the top 10 marketing podcasts on iTunes. He often blogs for the site, but it’s also full of helpful tips and articles from lots of other industry power players.
  • Scott Monty. He’s the head of social media at Ford Motor Company, one of Forbes top 10 influences in social media. His blogs and podcasts are a great resource for advice about corporate communications and social media.
  • Huffington Post Tech Section . They’ve got tons of blogs, helpful articles, interesting tidbits and its constantly updated. Big time social media influencers are often featured here as well.

Link Friday: The 2013 Black Friday Edition

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013 by Kate

Black Friday is almost upon us. There are those who love the tradition and those who loathe it. Either way, you can’t argue that it’s a force to be reckoned with.

  • This year’s Black Friday controversy is the multitude of stores opening on Thanksgiving Day to give shoppers an early deal.
  • But is it even worth your time? Huffington Post calls this year’s Black Friday specials “recycled and lame.”
  • Become a savvy Black Friday shopper by following this advice.
  • If you’re a business owner, take advantage of this annual kick-off to the holiday shopping season through social media.
  • Don’t feel like fighting the crowds on Black Friday? Maybe Cyber Monday is more your style. Find out the pros and cons of both here.
  • And finally, a comical look at Black Friday “deals” by the ever hilarious publication The Onion.