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Social marketing, PR insight & thought leadership - from The PR Coach
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December 25, 2016 1:06 PM
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Happy holidays & may all your curations be bright!

Happy holidays & may all your curations be bright! | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

To my many online friends, followers and curator family, happy holidays and may your New Year be filled with promise!

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December 24, 2016 10:11 PM
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Top 50 Christmas Toys Of The Last 100 Years - TheSuburbanMom

Top 50 Christmas Toys Of The Last 100 Years - TheSuburbanMom | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
A look back at Christmases past. How many of the top 50 Christmas toys of the last 100 years have you owned? I count 25 that I owned as a child.
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Fun infographic with the top 50 Christmas toys from the past 100 years.

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December 24, 2016 9:35 PM
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How Quick Does Father Christmas Need To Be?

How Quick Does Father Christmas Need To Be? | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

The run up to Christmas has got us thinking about that other well-known courier specialist… yes, we are talking about Father Christmas of course!

Inspired by an excellent article by ABC, we decided to take things one step further and find out just how many tasty treats he’ll get through in the night, as well as the effect that this may have on his waistline by Christmas morning.

Santa isn’t the only one who has to put in a tough night’s work though, so we also calculated how much strain all those new Furbies are going to place on his trusty reindeer....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Santa has a lot of work to do on Christmas Eve.

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December 24, 2016 9:14 PM
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Reasons To Get Away – The Most Stressful Christmas Songs

Reasons To Get Away – The Most Stressful Christmas Songs | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
The people have spoken: with the red haze of those last, desperate days of Christmas shopping descending, we’ve polled the populace on how stressed they feel about… Christmas songs. And apparently, the last thing anyone wants to hear whilst out shopping is Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmas Time (so don’t click that link unless you’re one of the 12.5% of people who find it ‘Mildly Relaxing’).

Other songs that are considered ‘stressful’ by shoppers include Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe” (which peaked at 21 in the UK Singles chart just two months ago) and of course, Cliff Richard’s “Mistletoe & Wine”. Just missing out on a position of the podium of Christmas infamy were the candy-cane sickly “There’s No One Quite Like Grandma”, the terminally over-played “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Shakin’ Stevens’ “Merry Christmas Everyone”. So avoid them if you possibly can!

It’s not all bad news for Christmas tune-makers though. 60% of people surveyed said that Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” had a positive effect on their mood, making them feel more relaxed (and perhaps, less likely to shove in a thirty minute queue at a packed department store). Dean Martin’s “Winter Wonderland” was also looked on favourably, as was Bing’s “Little Drummer Boy” duet with David Bowie.
Jeff Domansky's insight:

Put away Justin Bieber and Paul McCartney and put on Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and David Bowie instead.if you can believe this Christmas research about stressful songs.

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December 24, 2016 8:23 PM
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The Anatomy of Christmas cards

The Anatomy of Christmas cards | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Serious Christmas card trivia. ;-)

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Everything you wanted to know about Christmas cards...

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December 24, 2016 7:25 PM
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Christmas in Every Country | Visual.ly

Christmas in Every Country | Visual.ly | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Merry Christmas everyone! I guess you all gather around with your families to celebrate Christmas, right? In Indonesia, there aren’t a lot of traditions to celebrate Christmas, but in other countries each have their own traditions. To expand your knowledge, we have created an infographic about ‘Christmas in Every Country’. There are a lot of traditions that we did not know about the history of Christmas or how each country celebrates it. So here is our infographic. Enjoy!

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How Christmas is celebrated around the world.

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December 24, 2016 6:55 PM
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Christmas Facts - Christmas Infographic

Christmas Facts - Christmas Infographic | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
How many Christmas cards are sent each year? Get Christmas facts about everything from trees and traditions with this Christmas by the Numbers infographic.
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History.com shares Christmas by the Numbers. Fun.

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November 30, 2016 11:26 AM
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Bringing Cheer to Our Ears: Holiday Music on the Airwaves Is Another Annual Tradition

Bringing Cheer to Our Ears: Holiday Music on the Airwaves Is Another Annual Tradition | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

It may seem like you’re hearing the same holiday songs being played over and over again during the holiday season, and you are.


The top 10 most-played holiday songs make up less than 1% of the total library, but garner 19% of the airplay. So, who tops the holiday music charts? And how do sales and on-demand streaming differ?


Although new artists are reproducing their own versions of classic holiday tunes while creating new ones as well, the charts seem to have a fondness for the classics,  as they continue to top the charts.


During the holiday season, stations that switch to all-holiday are out with the new and in with the old. Adele, who’s song “Hello” typically tops the chart for U.S.-based AC stations, said goodbye to her ranking during the 2015 holiday season when Mariah Carey’s rendition of  “All I Want For Christmas Is You” took over.


Mariah’s song, which is now more than 20 years old, also ranked the highest in the number of streams, with approximately 44 million on-demand streams during the 2015 holiday period.

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Holiday music has proven to be a huge success across the country’s radio airwaves. Nielsen research tells us which markets play the most holiday tunes and which songs are most popular.

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December 25, 2015 12:45 PM
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A Magical, Retro Christmas Courtesy of Disney Animator Ralph Hulett

A Magical, Retro Christmas Courtesy of Disney Animator Ralph Hulett | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Get ready to immerse yourself in the whimsical and enchanting world of mid-century Christmas illustrations by the late Ralph Hulett, one of Disney’s most prolific background animators from 1946-1973.

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Magical and truly talented. Recommended viewing by Santa!  11/10  ;-)

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December 24, 2015 10:47 AM
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24 Iconic Santa Claus Advertisements From the Past 100 Years

24 Iconic Santa Claus Advertisements From the Past 100 Years | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

When you think of Santa Claus, we're willing to bet that words like "jolly," "bearded," and "rosy-cheeked" come to mind. After all, that's the image of Santa many of us -- regardless of age -- have grown to know and love, right?


The mall Santa that our parents forced us to take an annual photo with (despite the trauma it caused). The Santa we watched Tim Allen transform into in the first installment of The Santa Clause trilogy. And the Santa we've seen used in countless holiday advertisements -- from Coca-Cola to Kodak. 


Below, we've put together a festive timeline of Santa-inspired print and video ads, dating back to the early 1900s. Check 'em out to see how different companies over the past century have used Santa Claus to sell more products....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Check out this timeline of festive Santa Claus advertisements from brands such as Kodak, Coca-Cola, and Hoover. Curated by HubSpot.

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December 25, 2016 12:51 AM
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Kurt Elling - The Michigan Farm (Grieg: Opus 41/1) (Yule Log Video)

Music video by Kurt Elling performing The Michigan Farm (Grieg: Opus 41/1) (Yule Log Video). (C) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/jjutOw
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Another Kurt Elling Christmas Carol sung with style.

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December 24, 2016 9:42 PM
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Top 5 Christmas Movies of All Time | 5 Infographics

Top 5 Christmas Movies of All Time | 5 Infographics | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
A look into the greatest selling Christmas movies of all time and what made these films so special to those who watched them.
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If you're looking for a Christmas movie to watch, here are more than 80 of the most popular Christmas movies of all time in five great infographics. Very glad Die Hard 2 made it into the top ten! Recommended viewing. 10/10

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December 24, 2016 9:22 PM
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Here's the real cost of the '12 days of Christmas'

Here's the real cost of the '12 days of Christmas' | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Your true love will need to raise his or her budget for your Christmas gifts this year.

PNC released its annual Christmas Price Index on Friday, and it showed that prices for items from the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" rose by 0.7% from last year. That's slightly up from the 0.6% pace in 2015.

The cost of everything on the list, from the partridge to the drummers, totaled $34,363.49, an increase of a few hundred dollars from last year. The "core" index, excluding volatile swan prices, rose 1.1% to $21,238.49.

But as the carol goes, all of the gifts except the drummers are counted multiple times, bringing the cost up to $156,507.88....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

What's the real cost of the 12 days of Christmas? Apparently, we're up to $156,507.88.

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December 24, 2016 8:46 PM
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Pie Charts - Holiday Edition

Pie Charts - Holiday Edition | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

There’s no doubt about it, Americans LOVE pie. And when it comes to holidays, we really dig in. A recent survey from Pillsbury reveals that 94% of Americans plan to eat pie over the holidays and two-thirds of Americans prefer holiday foods over gifts!

So which pies are the favorite? A survey from Schwan’s (the makers of Mrs. Smith’s pies) asked American’s what their three favorite pies were and declared Apple pie the winner with an overwhelming 72% of the vote (47% for plain apple and 25% for apple-crumb pie). Second place fell to pumpkin pie, which received 37% of the vote....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Now those are tasty holiday pie charts!

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December 24, 2016 8:18 PM
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Diet Chef's Christmas Calorie Swap Shop | Visual.ly

Diet Chef's Christmas Calorie Swap Shop | Visual.ly | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Christmas Day is a difficult time of year for dieters. As well as Christmas dinner, you will no doubt be attending plenty of parties and family events, all of which will have – you’ve guessed it... unhealthy food. That’s why Diet Chef assessed the calories contained in many of your favourite treats and came up with a few guilt-free alternatives.

 

For example, did you know that fruit-based stuffing is much healthier than sausage meat? Or that gravy has far fewer calories than cranberry sauce? They also looked into lots of party snack favourites such as quiche and sausage rolls, so check out the in...fographic to discover some less-calorific alternatives.

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Not a day to be counting calories, but if you are curious...

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December 24, 2016 7:02 PM
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Christmas Traditions Worldwide - Christmas - HISTORY.com

Christmas Traditions Worldwide - Christmas - HISTORY.com | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Christmas as we know it today is a Victorian invention of the 1860s. Probably the most celebrated holiday in the world, our modern Christmas is a product of hundreds of years of both secular and religious traditions from around the globe. Discover the origins of Christmas traditions from around the world, like the Yule log, caroling and how Christmas is celebrated “Down Under.”...

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Great History.com collection of how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

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December 22, 2016 12:24 PM
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A Look at The Claridge's Christmas Tree

A Look at The Claridge's Christmas Tree | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

The posh Mayfair hotel Claridge’s has unveiled its 2016 Christmas Tree, an annual tradition. Designed by Apple Chief Design Officer Sir Jony Ive and Industrial Designer Marc Newson, two of the world’s most respected and influential designers, this year’s was more than just a decorated tree, it was – in industry parlance – an ‘immersive’ experience.


Claridge’s Christmas Trees from 2009-2016 


For the past seven years Claridge’s has invited a favourite guest to reinterpret the tree in their own distinctive style.

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Very creative and very pricey.

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December 25, 2015 3:43 PM
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The Origin and Evolution of Santa | Daily Infographic

The Origin and Evolution of Santa | Daily Infographic | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
Santa Claus has a rich history pieced together over hundreds of years and a myriad of cultures.


Today’s graphic will touch on the most famous and influencing Santa like characters the world has seen.

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Merry Christmas!

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December 24, 2015 1:30 PM
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How to Fall Asleep On Christmas Eve [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

How to Fall Asleep On Christmas Eve [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it
Many adults are as giddy as little kids Christmas morning, but these adults don't usually have small children. Hence the fact that those who are aged 16 to 24 are the most excited age group for adults when it comes to Christmas morning. Being a parent comes a whole different reason to be excited - Christmas is almost over.
Jeff Domansky's insight:

Truth! ;-) 

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December 24, 2015 10:33 AM
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17 of the Best Out-of-Office Messages We Could Find

17 of the Best Out-of-Office Messages We Could Find | Public Relations & Social Marketing Insight | Scoop.it

Without fail, I almost always forget to put up an out-of-office email message when I'm headed out for vacation. It's one of those things I remember just as I'm shutting down, or sometimes even after I've already left. (Heh, sorry guys.)


Since I usually throw them up in a hurry, I don't take a lot of time to get creative. However, I remembered to put up my OOO message early this time around -- so I decided to do some Googling for funny, clever, and snarky messages people have used in the past.


Here are some of the gems I found....

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Here's mine: "I was out putting up the Christmas lights and I'll be back when someone returns my ladder"...

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