Archives for April 2012

Conflict of Pinterest: The Most Beautiful Country in the World

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What country do you deem to be the most beautiful in the world?  If you were to ask me, I would have to be bias and scream out SPAIN!

Pinterest is the new social media outlet that is literally taking over the world with pins and repins of visually appealing photographs on anything from DIY projects, to fashion, weddings, travel and more! [Read more…]

{ADbitious} Heineken and the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour 2012

Ah, we love good advertising.

It makes our little heart go *pitter-patter-thumpy-thump.*

You put together football and advertising and it is ballergasmic!

To celebrate the launch of Heineken’s first ever global UEFA Champions League trophy tour, United State of Fans and TBWA in the Netherlands created the “UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour.”

Set up as a stunt, the advert shows what happens when [Read more…]

Don’t Forget To K.I.T.! … BFFs?

City LightsImage via weheartit.com

By: Alexandra Campuzano, guest blogger

For the past few months I’ve been adjusting to life in a new city.

Anyone who has made a change from a city they consider home to a city that is virtually the opposite of home will understand the transition is tougher than anyone might have warned you about.

Prior to the big move, friends who had made similar transitions tossed bouquets of advice my way.

“Don’t forget to keep a weekly and monthly budget”, “Make sure your place has a night guard”, “Have a few months of rent and utilities in your savings account, you know, just in case”,”Don’t be afraid to live off Cup-o-noodle—it’s a perfectly decent meal.” [Read more…]

Skittles: Taste the Colour of a PR Crisis

David Goldman | Associated Press

For the past few weeks I’ve been watching an atypical type of public relations crisis unravel — that of Skittles.

Skittles, you know, the taste the rainbow, fruity, sugary hard candy you chomped on endlessly until you hit university and gained the Freshmen 15.

Yes, that Skittles.

Why, you say?

Because of Trayvon Martin: the 17-year old teen who was carrying only a packet of Skittles and a drink when he was shot and killed on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman.

The strangest part of the aftermath from the Trayvon Martin shooting is Skittles are flying off the shelves. [Read more…]

Social Hosting: An Airbnb Experience

Last weekend I test-drove one of the most talked-about travel accommodation websites out there: Airbnb.

I’m very pleased to report that

  • my first guests were not axe-yielding psychos
  • the house stands totally undamaged and as lovely as ever
  • my small furry one, Watson the dog, loved them and was loved back
  • the payment went through the very next day. [Read more…]