CVS Goes Smoke-Free

Today, CVS  makes a landmark decision in the retail world:  stop selling tobacco.  And, they’re doing it with the help of the public and the hashtag “#OneGoodReason.”  Using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, people are encouraged to submit their stop-smoking stories, including this moving video.  More information is here:  click here.

Florida Car Wash Employs Workers with Autism

Car Wash with Autism Workers

Courtesy: NBC News.

The Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Florida is turning out some shiny cars, thanks to its workforce of young adults who have autism.  This incredible story, which includes two videos of NBC’s Harry Smith at the car wash, is making its away around social media.  Rightly so.  The owner says he’s even looking at the viability of opening more locations.  Check out the story:  click here.

Cap’n Crunch Gets YouTube Talkshow

Courtesy: MarketingDaily.

Remember this iconic cereal throwback to the ’80s?  Cap’n Crunch is back and he’s going viral with a late-night talk show of his own on YouTube.   Over the nine scheduled episodes, he plans to have guests that include animated celebrities and fictional characters, all while sitting in a giant cereal bowl.  Want to know the Captain’s original full name?  Click here for an article on MarketingDaily to find out and for more about the show.  Is it a good idea long-term, or a just a temporary social media gimmick that will not end up boosting sales?