How Does Disney Blog?

Courtesy:  Ragan Communications, Disney Parks Blog.

Disney Parks has been blogging for years, and according to an article published by Ragan Communications, it’s the company’s flagship news vehicle.  Everything else is based on what’s on the blog, and it folds-in feedback directly from fans and visitors via its three-types-of-content strategy.  See a behind-the-scenes video of a crew member setting up a new attraction at the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion and more, by clicking here.

Creative Facebook Photo Covers

Credit: Toastydoc, from Photobucket.

There are some really good Facebook photo covers and banner images coming out.  Take a look through these in this Huffington Post article:  click here

My personal favorite is the image above with The Muppets.  As you can see, others in that same slide show leverage the headshot photo space to the left in creative ways that allow it to become an integral part of the larger photo itself. 

Got a favorite not included the article?  Post a comment on this post with a link to yours.

Coolness with QR Codes

QR codes are gaining popularity as a way to bridge the physical medium, like paper, with a website.  We’ve been seeing them now more in magazines and just about everywhere else, including at events.   Here’s a great article from Mashable on using QR codes for events:  click here.

To scan a QR code with your smartphone, just search your phone’s apps section for “QR code reader.”  You’ll likely come up with a solid choice like Apostrophe Digital’s Mobile Tag Reader on the iPhone, or Microsoft’s Tag reader.  You use the viewfinder on your camera’s phone to scan the tag and then it takes you to a website.

Try scanning the above QR code with your phone and you should go to Mouse and Pen’s website again.  There are many creative uses for QR codes today, from business cards to billboards.  Try scanning all of these posted here, including a keychain:  click here.

Where can you put them for your business to drive more people to an offer on your website?  You can make your own QR code here:  click here.

It’s Time to Elf Yourself

Photo courtesy of Elf Yourself Facebook page.

It’s that time of year again – time to “elf yourself” with OfficeMax and JibJab.  Upload your headshot, or your pet’s headshot, or your relative’s, even your neighbor’s, and then spread the hilarious end-result through social media.  Happy holidays!  To do Elf Yourself, click here.