Did you vote today? Well, if you did the benefits are two-fold, the first being the ability to utilize one of the greatest rights we have as citizens, the second - and possibly more important to some - is your eligibility to getting FREE stuff. That's right; several major chains today are giving away free items if you exercised your right to vote. Below you will find the list of retailers so go forth and enjoy your citizenship with a free coffee and be sure to bring me one as well.
- Ben & Jerry’s: Free scoop of icecream between 5-8pm. (locations)
- Chick-fil-A: “Several hundred” of 1,400 Chick-fil-A restaurants are handing out chicken sandwiches with proof of voting. (locations)
- Krispy Kreme: Free star-shaped doughnut with “patriotic sprinkles” for “all retail customers with an ‘I Voted’ sticker.” (locations)
- Starbucks: Free tall coffee at “any Starbucks.” (locations)
First, let me start off by saying Happy Halloween. I hope everyone has a safe and fun time. Moving on, I had some great responses to the previous video I posted on the Credit Crisis. Many of you were asking detailed questions about other topics and one of them being short selling. While I am not familiar enough to discuss the intricacies of it, I do have – yes, another video – this video from Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace to explain it in terms we can all understand.
The Net.Finance East Conference kicks off tomorrow in New York City. Net.Finance East is a 2-day forum focusing on next generation marketing initiatives for the financial services industry.
In addition to attending, I'll be part of a Panel Session exploring the mix of online and traditional marketing strategies to promote customer engagement. Things like FaceBook, Blogs (like this one), and other online tools that our customers use on a daily basis to connect to their world. It should be an interesting conference, even more so with the current financial services challenges in the industry. I'll provide some highlights from the conference when I return later this week.