MJ2 Hit List

MJ2 Super Bowl XLVII Hit List

MJ2 Super Bowl Hit List

Last year’s Super Bowl (XLVI) was the first ever to feature a Social Media Center. This year, there is no doubt that many more will be tweeting, posting to facebook and probably using Instagram to share the Super Bowl experience.   So many enjoy the Super Bowl and all of the activities that surround it that a petition has been submitted to declare the Monday after the Super Bowl a holiday. We will provide you with the quick Hit List of all the relevant links so that you too can be social and enjoy the game.

THE GAME
Watch it all – TV, online, in-demand –  on CBS.

The Super Bowl will be held in the wonderful city of New Orleans.

This game can also be called the Harbaugh Bowl. John Harbaugh is the coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh is the coach of the 49ers.

Beyonce will be singing a 12-minute set “LIVE” (really!) for the halftime show. Find out what she had to say about it. Did you know she does not get paid for her appearance.

THE ADS
Of course we all watch the Super Bowl for the ads and some ads are now getting a bit of the buzz prior to the actual game. The Huffington Post notes that “about half of the 30 Super Bowl advertisers are expected to have teasers this year”. Do a Google search for “Super Bowl Ads” can you can see links to videos – and yes, those are paid links.

THE FOOD
Of course you have to check out Pinterest for all of your Super Bowl food recipes!

May the best Harbaugh team win! What’s your pick? Let us know on our MJ2 facebook page.

Celebrate Farmer’s Day in Ohio

The MJ2 team may not know a lot about farming, but we do enjoy what comes from farms! Fall is a great time of the year to enjoy going to an Ohio farm. Find out more about our image and the art installation in Dublin that is a tribute to Sam Frantz, the inventor of hybrid corn.

Near Dublin:

Jacquemin Farms
Where: 7437 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m.
How Much: $1 hayrides to the pumpkin patch, $5 admission to the Kiddie Playland, ages 10 and under (admission includes a straw maze, grain boxes, giant air toys and free hayrides)

Leeds Farm
Where: 8738 Marysville Rd., Ostrander, OH 43061
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Friday October 19 will be the ONLY Friday that the farm will be open 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
How much: $2 hayrides, $7 Barn Pass admission (admission includes mini zip lines, the pumpkin jump, a corn box and more)

Miller’s Country Gardens
Where: 2488 St. Rte. 37 W., Delaware, OH 43015
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
How much: FREE parking and rides to the pumpkin patch

Around Columbus:

Lynd’s Fruit Farm
Where: 9090 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH
When: Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
How Much:
U-pick apples are priced at $20 per large bag (holds approximately twenty pounds when filled) and $12 per small bag (holds approximately ten pounds when filled), and we provide containers.
U-pick pumpkin patch All pumpkins from the patch are priced at $6 each. Friday’s patch location (10/12) is near the corn maze (on Morse Rd. west of S.R. 310) and the patch location for Saturday and Sunday (10/13-14) will be indicated by directional signage located at the Morse Rd/S.R. 310 intersection.

Circle S Farms
Where: 9015 London Groveport Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
When: Daily, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
How much: $8 per person (admission includes a hayride, fun barn, petting zoo, corn/sunflower mazes and a bale cave), $3.50 per pumpkin

Devine Farms
Where: 672 National Rd., Hebron, OH 43025
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
How much: FREE parking & admission, $1 per ticket or $14 for an All Day Pass/Stamp

Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm
Where: 2920 St. Rte. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
When: Weekends, 11 a.m.-dark; Weekdays, 5 p.m.-dark
How much: FREE parking & admission (jumping house, petting zoo, corn maze and free hayrides on the weekend)

 

MJ2 Hit List: Election 2012 – Forward, Believe in America and VOTE!

With a few weeks left to go until Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, the citizens of the United States will determine who will be our next president. According to Wikipedia, this will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election. Incumbent President Barack Obama (D) – campaign slogan, Forward, is running for a second and final term during this election. His challenger is former Massachusetts Governor, Republican Mitt Romney (R) – campaign slogan, Believe in America.

Let’s take a look how you can stay informed about this election:

 

Hit List – 2012 Summer Olympics

The Olympics will be in London and will soon begin with everyone buzzing about what is their favorite event. This year the Olympics will be able to seen LIVE across the networks of NBC. Social media will also be playing a major role this year with twitter partnering with the athletes and NBC to further add news-worthy buzz offering a curated feed of the most popular posts from the games. The site will be begin updates on Thursday.

NBC - NBC Olympics

NBC is the official broadcast partner of the IOC and will broadcast the Olympic Games in the US until 2020.

Check out the NBC Olympics website.

On facebook NBC Olympics and the page also has Exclusive Content and a contest (sponsored by BMW).

Follow along on twitter @NBCOlympics

Get the apps for your ipad, iphone, droid or mobile viewing.

Buy your OFFICIAL NBC Olympic pin.

USA Olympics

Meet the athletes from Team USA.

Follow along on twitter @USOlympic.

Wear and show your Team USA support!

London 2012

Official London 2012 website.

twitter @London2012.

View the full schedule of events (and there is a lot of them).

Around the clock radio coverage on Sirius XM.

And for fun, show your team spirit on facebook with Panasonic UK Flag Tags.

And remember, the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia. This will be Russia’s first ever Olympic Games. Check out their facebook page.

 

Hit List – Columbus and Dublin Know How to Celebrate the 4th of July

The 4th of July is such a great holiday to celebrate. We celebrate our American democracy, the weather is hot, we get to eat American favorites like hot dogs and potato salad, watch a parade and top it all off with fireworks!

Here are some things you can do in Columbus to join in the fun and celebrate.

Red, White and BOOM! – yep it all starts on July 3 for Columbus Ohio. The fireworks kick off at 9p.

- If you decide you want to join in the fun in downtown Columbus, there will be entertainment at various locations.

- And try some tasty treats at the Taste of BOOM!

- Don’t want to be with the crowds? Watch it on NBC4i. Or check out the BOOM! facebook page for comments.

- Listen to the Red, White and Boom! music on WNCI 97.9

- The City of Dublin (where MJ2 Marketing is located) does a great job of providing entertainment all day. This year Joe Walsh (The Eagles) will perform. Admission is FREE to the various events. Start off with the Fishing Derby, see the Inflation Celebration and the Independence Day parade at 11am, and catch the Canine Frisbee Competition.

- Here are other 4th of July events that are going on around Columbus to celebrate the 4th!

From MJ2 Marketing, Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Hit List – Tweens Social Media

Every day, children are using technology at younger ages. According to eMarketer, about 15% of kids under the age of 11 have their own mobile phone. Technology is a part of our lives. Here are some sites where your children can be online safely.

Instagram – Photo sharing app for family and friends.

Viddy – Make a 15-second video and share it.

KidzVuz – Social media site where kids can create video reviews of food, books, movies and clothes.

Club Penguin – For the pre-tween set…a safe online experience.

FashionPlaytes.com – For girls 5-12 to design and order custom-made garments.

Playground Nation Online – A social platform for school-age children to learn how to create Internet content.

Of course there is YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr and twitter but these site require that you be 13 years old to participate. HealthyChildren.org provides some great parental tips on talking to your kids about their use of social media.

 

 

Hit List – iPad App Love

It would be safe to say that we (the gals here at MJ2 Marketing) really enjoy our iPads … however we all have various apps that we know we could not do without and really enjoy. Whether the apps are for business or for pleasure, the opportunity to be able to access it all on the iPad makes it a lot of fun and easy! This week the MJ2 Hit List highlights a few of the apps that you may want to add to your iPad.

First and foremost on the must-have app for your iPad would be the TuneIn Radio app. This app allows for the ability to listen to radio programs from all over the world! On the weekend, my iPad rocks with BBC Radio 1.

Vanity Fair on the iPad…awesome!

Catch up on the news and read some quick articles of interest on the Huffington Post app.

Flipboard rocks. Great to use to catch up on the weekend.

The Draw Something app has been a lot of fun and quite the competition has heated up between friends.

Ashley and I think the ABC player app is awesome! Shark Tank is our favorite show.

And of course, there are countless game apps that are a lot of fun!

Make sure to check out the 17 Essential iPad Tips and Tricks video.

Let us know what are some of your favorite apps! Tweet us (@MJ2marketing) or chat with us on facebook.

A Green Hit List – St. Patrick’s Day

 

It is said that we are all green for St. Patrick’s Day – And this would be definitely be true for marketers. Green discounts, special menus, green pancakes, the marketing opportunities are endless! Here is an infographic on How Americans Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Our MJ2 Hit List highlights how different brands celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Cities

Dublin, Ohio  - Our green city of Dublin Ohio “It’s greener in Dublin” will kick off the celebrations with a Greenest, Grandest St. Patrick’s Day Parade with over 100 entries and other festivities.

Chicago, Illinois – Dyeing of the Chicago River.

New York City, New York – The largest parade in the world. Started in 1762, before the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Savannah, Georgia – Second largest parade in the world.

Brands

It’s not St. Patricks’s Day without a Shamrock Shake from McDonalds (at least that was what I thought when I was a kid). Shamrock shakes were first offered by Uncle O’Grimacey in 1970.

Jameson’s Whiskey is having a Global Party and you can win a trip to Ireland on their facebook page.

And of course, we can’t forget about the beer. Guinness is hosting the world’s largest St. Patrick Day party. Check them out on their Guinness facebook page.

Check out the various St. Patrick Day t-shirts that you can wear.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How will you be celebrating? Let us know on our MJ2 Marketing facebook page.

A Championship Super Bowl Hit List

 

It's Social

Are you ready to tweet, pin, connect, share, follow, blog, tumblr, flickr and the old time traditional way – watch, the Super Bowl? This Sunday’s SuperBowl XLVI in Indianapolis will be the first ever to feature a Social Media Command Center. If you didn’t think that social media had arrived with the recent news of a facebook IPO, think again. While the NFL and traditional media will be covering every possible angle of the game, the Super Bowl Social Media Command Center will provide information on just about anything else a fan visiting Indianapolis would want to know.

Here’s a few links that will help guide you… so get your laptop, ipad and/or mobile phone and be ready to go!

THE GAME

The Official Super Bowl NFL Page.

The Super Bowl and the city of Indianapolis want to provide an opportunity for a great “connected” customer experience.

Where to watch: NBC is your source online. 6:30PM EST is the estimated Kick-Off time. And on TV, well you know what they say, check your local listing. And the half-time show will be Madonna – here’s her rumored not yet released set list.

THE ADS

C’mon! As marketers (or just as a viewer) it’s all about the ads.

Mix the old (newspapers) with the new (interactive digital) and rate your favorite ad online with the USA Today Ad Meter and see the results on February 8 in the USAToday. Will you be picking the popular favorite?

View the ads now (or should I say, Pin) on the newest, hottest social platform – Pinterest.

THE FOODS

It’s all about the food! What’s your favorite? I’m thinking wings, but I have seen some great items on Pinterest the past few weeks! Of course the Food Network has a lot of recipes for you to choose.

And we definitely need a Coke and the Coke Polar Bears.

THE SOCIAL

Check out the online Super Bowl Party that was started FOUR years ago by ad agency Mullen, utilizing twitter as the primary tool – make sure to check out the Brand Bowl.

Follow, tweet, check-in, share, post….

Tweet it: @superbowl2012 or #SB46

Check the Super Bowl on Facebook.

Want to share some photos?

YouTube

Whether you decide you just want to sit down on the couch and eat some nachos, this Super Bowl will be remembered for the many ways that social media tools were used to connect a large viewing audience at one time. May the best team win. Enjoy the game.

 

Hit List – December 9, 2011

Here are your eight links that will make you smarter…or at least more informed.

Social Media

Social media campaigns are like …. bacon? Everything IS better with bacon.

“The ability to communicate with people one-on-one and still be able to do so in a scalable way is extremely powerful.” says Shaq’s social media guru.

Social Media Manager or Community Manager. What’s your definition?

Facebook

Great information by a blogger..yes, a blogger on facebook marketing. And also includes more links. Bottom line: have a plan or what MJ2 likes to tell our client’s, have a Content Blueprint.

Facebook is helping out Page Admin’s with video tutorials on how to understand Insights Analytics.

Brand

How many brands can you name that have the letter “K” in their name? Love this interesting bit about the letter “K”.

JCPenney to have their version of the Apple Genius Bar?

Marketing

They are “spot” on with their information….Really get a LOT out of my go-to site: Hubspot.

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