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Hey Santa, I’ll take two

27 Nov

Remember when the “Big Book” came from Toys ‘R’ Us every year?  How you’d circle every toy.  Sometimes you’d be so excited you’d even circle the people in the ads, as if you wanted Santa to bring you an actual human for Christmas.

Ah, the whimsy of youth.

Get your Sharpie ready…and get circling!

Then, you grow up.  And, you daydream (and at times salivate) over the offerings in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog.  Beyond serving as a winner of a PR move each year, the pages of the catalog drip with sparkly, ridiculous and uber expensive gift ideas.  As if you’ve been searching high and low for the perfect $100,000 gift for your father-in-law.

The ridiculousness is the whole idea, of course.  Media outlets from sea to shining sea run stories about the $354,000 McLaren 12C Spider sports car and the $30,000 walk-on role in Broadway’s “Annie: The Musical.”  These are actual offerings in this year’s 86th edition of the luxurious catalog.

One of those Annie’s could be you…for $30K.

Those aren’t on your list?  How about a $99,500 water-propelled jetpack for those Mission Impossible moments, or the pimped-out $150,000 wood-paneled trailer stocked with bourbon and rye, tailgate-ready with a rockin’ sound system.

But, what you really wanted this year was a watch.  And NM has you covered.  For just over $1 Million (we had to capitalize that ‘m’ for emphasis), you and your significant other can own his and hers watches by Van Cleef & Arpels, which come with a trip to Paris and Geneva.

A million may sound like a lot of money.  But, honestly, it’s chump change if you’re Jay-Z.  Or, if you’re the latest Powerball winner.

And you could be.  You could win $425 Million.  Right before Christmas.  Talk about a nice PR move.  Well played, lottery.

 

It’s Thanksgiving

15 Nov

It’s Thanksgiving.  So, it’s time for cheap turkeys, super-sized pumpkin pies, bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, and an insanely horrible viral video.

What?  You don’t associate the two?

Remember Rebecca Black?  We barely do, either.  She sang that oh-s0-catchy tune “It’s Friday.”  It was very deep.  An anthem to childhood freedom.

Enter Nicole Westbrook.  She’s the saccharine voice behind “It’s Thanksgiving,” yet another ridiculously silly tween song that somehow went viral.  And, by viral we mean more than 7.7 million views in a week.

You read that right.  We’ll take “The Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler any day.

Love to eat turkey….

Yep, we voted

6 Nov

Our campaign button, encouraging those to vote for knoodle.

We voted.  You did, too.  We know it.  We’re reading it on Facebook and Twitter.  Oodles of posts a minute are being broadcast across the social media platforms related to the election.  And, that’s…. AWESEOME! Right?  We think so. To celebrate the 2012 election, absent any mudslinging political ads, we hosted our own election gala last night on the eve of this year’s presidential showdown.  It had everything.  A debate.  A voting booth.  Patriotic snacks.  Beer.  We’re so happy to have had a chance to catch up with colleagues and old friends.  And, to crack a Budweiser before 4 p.m. on a Monday.  That’s a nice perk.  Until next time, compadres.