Let’s be honest: Who actually wants to work right before the holidays? We’re all focused on fun right now and we think that’s a great idea. So without any further ado, here are 5 whimsical, wise and wonderful things you might have missed.
1.) Sour-Mirror is You But More Awesome: Without giving away the whole enchilada, Sour-Mirror is the best time we’ve had with a video all year. By integrating your Facebook information, Twitter account and turning on your webcam, Sour-Mirror turns your life into a music video that will totally blow your mind. It’s the best six minutes you’ll have all week.
2.) Please ReTweet Me: This hilarious video for The Meningitis Trust has an unlikely formula for success: a classic Engelebert Humperdink hit reworked and belted out by the Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir in homage to social media. Sound ridiculous? That’s because it is but it’s also for the good cause of raising awareness of meningitis.
3.) Copyblogger.com: This website about content and copywriting made the list this week simply because unlike a lot of industry focused blogs, it’s actually entertaining and well-written. Recent favorite columns include “The Eminem Guide to Becoming a Writing and Marketing Machine” and “The 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging.”
4.) Sleep is the new wonder drug: Being of a constantly groggy state, we were happy to hear of an excuse to get more sleep: Sleep may hold the key to more creativity, better health and more happiness. According to a study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, sleep even makes you more beautiful. It’s a great reminder to catch up on those Zs as we slog towards the end of the year.
5.) Freshening Up Our Facebook: FB was everywhere this week. Zuckerberg is the Person of the Year and The Social Network is nominated for all sorts of awards“¦ so why does the platform seem so stale? The things we might have missed here are ways to keep our clients’ and our own Facebook pages and campaigns fresh in spite of a nationwide burnout. Avoiding Facebook funk while creating innovative usages for the site is our marketing challenge for 2011.