Please join me to help celebrate my 9th year as a blogger. I published my first blog post on February 27, 2007, which entered me into the new world of social media. At that time Facebook was in it’s infancy and had mostly college users and a few businesses that only existed as group pages. Twitter was just launched less then a year prior to this. More platforms have followed and the rest is now history,
This blog was originally started to appeal to other marketers, like myself, to help keep us up on the latest promotions, trends and legal issues affecting the industry. As we know, social media grew and so did the number of posts I have written on the integration of promotional and social media marketing. Now after 737 posts, the main focus of this blog still remains the same.
Both of those contests were part of Dove’s “Campaign For Real Beauty” which they first launched in 2004 which now makes the campaign over 12 years old. Each year Dove has kept the campaign new and fresh and they continue to promote the campaign’s original mission which is to widen the definition of beauty and nurture the self-esteem of young girls and women throughout the world. Dove claims that they’ve made progress, but still have a way to go.
Dove has now been running the Dove #Beauty stories campaign which encourages women to honor the women in their lives that have taught them how to live beautifully. In celebration of the iconic Dove Beauty Bar, a product that has been passed down among women for nearly 60 years, the campaign is set to inspire the next generation with the lessons, tips and advice they have learned through the power of storytelling. Here is the video they created to help kick off this campaign:
I also would like to thank all of you that have been readers and supporters over the years. You know who you are. I hope to continue blogging for sometime, so please keep reading and feel feel to comment and share your thoughts at any time.