Sunday Funday is a weekly round-up of the week’s news in the marketing, advertising, or PR industries. Or anything else I find amusing.
For many, the meaning of life comes from finding what truly makes us happy. Fast Company posted an article about how the media agency MEC offers a “happiness workshop” to employees and the effects these workshops have. Sounds awesome to me.
I’ve mentioned it before, but cats seem to have taken the internet by storm. Many of my friends are OBSESSED with cat videos, .gifs, memes, and personalities online. The level of cat love is a little terrifying and definitely intriguing. Mashable decided to create an infographic analyzing the online cat craze.
Social media has had a huge impact on multiple facets of our lives today. How we communicate, find news, track our favorite celebrities and interests, and even meet new people have all been affected. But who knew that crime fighting and, dare I say, modern-day superheroes would find a place in the social media world? A LA woman has started using Twitter to fight street crime.
Dating is tough, no doubt about it. It’s made even more difficult by the endless online dating sites, apps, and social media opportunities. It can all seem a little overwhelming, yet strangely liberating. But don’t forget, there are rules for how to date (and how NOT to date) on social media.
It’s no secret I’m a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones. But I’m also a huge fan of Disney. Two very contrasting themes, I know. I found this gem online, tying my two TV loves together: What if Disney created “Game of Thrones”?
A major focus in Marketing today is the consumer shift towards mobile platforms. Fast Company posted this article about how to thrive during Marketing’s shift toward the mobile realm. This is definitely a must-read.
I mentioned the release of Facebook Home in last week’s Sunday Funday. Facebook rolled out several commercials promoting Facebook Home, hoping to convince Android users to download it. One of these commercials features Zuckerberg himself, announcing the completion of Facebook Home at Facebook HQ. Facebook Home comes to life as one of his engineers browses the program on his phone, apparently bored with Zuckerberg’s speech. Gotta love Facebook’s sense of humor.
I love using Instagram. And I will admit, sometimes I use it to post pictures particularly aesthetic food (don’t judge, you know you do it too). Someone realized that one of the most common subjects on Instagram was food, and decided to use that to help the world. A new filter on Instagram, FoodShareFilter, will donate money to Salvadoran charity every time it’s used to help end hunger. Now your food pics will look good and do good too.
I’m a huge fan of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” movement to help encourage and inspire women in the working world. I recently found this TED talk she gave back in 2010 about why there are so few women fulfilling leadership roles. It was so true and very inspiring.