Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview I did for SAY Media’s blog ‘SAY DAILY’. SAY is an awesome company out of San Francisco that works with “passionate voices” like me to to pair us up with brands and stuff. They publish cute venn diagrams each Friday.
Your blog is called Casie Stewart: This Is My Life – in 140 characters or less, what is your life? Lots of hard work & dedication turning my dreams a reality. Celebrating life’s moments and making the most of each day. Awesome!
You’re a social media expert in Canada – what are some of your social media secrets for the rest of us? Life is about building relationships and so is social media. If you want to grow your audience, have conversations about other things than ‘just’ your business. You’ll make more friends that way.
Start a blog! A blog is the home for everything you do online. Use Disqus commenting so that Twitter & Facebook are integrated within your commenting system.
In December we went to the their holiday party in Toronto and guess who was in their signage?! Me! I was totally surprised. I know Mum would have loved to see it. Next stop, billboard then broadway! Ok, no broadway but billboard has a nice ring to it.
This weekend I was snuggled up on the couch with my computer enjoying some facetime with my TV. Instead of leaving the house (for anything) decided it was a great idea to browse a few of my fav sites in search of deals. YAY CYBER WEEK!
Recently, Mark’s reintroduced online shopping, so, inorder to let you know how easy it is to order, I made a few purchases myself. Last year I got a Denver Hayes super soft cardigan and it’s been all around the world and back. I’ve worn it heaps so I ordered myself this soft drape cardigan in dark olive. To match my eyes of course!
The process was super easy and I received an order confirmation by email soon as the order was placed. Shipping is free until the end of the year so get your orders in. They’ve got a bunch of gifts under $30 like really warm socks, slippers, fur hats and yes, a snowball thrower. I picked up a few other little things but can’t say what since my sister and Mum are regular readers 😉
If you make a purchase before the end of November you can be entered to win your entire shopping cart. Visit marks.com for detals & deals. Happy shopping!
If you make a purchase before the end of November you’ll be entered to win your entire shopping cart.
If you would like to go then watch this and tell me your favourite part in the comments. I will take both winners out for lunch on conference day. Approximate value of each prize = $450/ticket + lunch experience/pricele$$. BONUS!
Conference is at Metro Toronto Convention Centre and goes from 8:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday November 22. [How is it almost DECEMBER? ahh.]
If you are in sales you probably have a fav line and will like that I posted this. If you are in sales and you have NOT seem this then…
PUT THAT COFFEE DOWN. Coffee’s for closers only.
If you have never commented, it’s easy, don’t like, be shy. I’m not shy. Winning is fun. Watch the video leave’ a commento and win. Voila!
Over the past year I’ve become close with the Mark’s brand but I’ve been familiar with it my entire life. I remember going to the store in my home town with Mum as kid. I’m pretty sure it’s still there. It’s awesome to see how this Canadian retailer has transformed from what I knew as only work clothes to all kinds of things I now mix into my fashioney wardrobe.
Mark’s new e-commerce site launched on November 2. I’ve recently joined the online shopping craze and love it. There’s something about getting clothes in the mail that makes me oh so happy. This is exciting for them since their previous transactional e-commerce site was removed in April in order to create a better user experience, particularly in ensuring absolute accuracy in pricing, style numbers, etc. Mark’s has taken its previous site with an updated design and improved checkout experience. They also added a ratings and review section to get feedback.
“This site is a testament to the great products we sell and a direct reflection of the quality and innovation that Mark’s has come to represent,” said Kristine Arcand, Online Business Manager for Mark’s. “Customers will find an easy online shopping experience with products that are delivered right to your door, free of delivery and handling charges within 10 business days… how smart is that?” Tres smart.
Last year for holiday I posted a bunch of my favourite things and one of them is the Denver Hayes super soft cardigan. I’ve lived in it for the last year. The Mark’s FW 2011 Lookbook features a few different version of my treasured favourite. Mum, you are probably gonna get one for Christmas, so, act surprised ok.
In celebration of the launch of their new e-commerce site, Mark’s is offering free shipping until the end of the year. How great is that? You don’t have to leave the house OR pay shipping!
* My other Mark’s posts/contests can be seen here, here, and here.
Been reading this book. So many good quotes. It starts off with all these references to brands I’ve worked with and countless stories about New Zealand. I had to put it down a few pages in. I was overwhelmed by coincidences. (They’re not coincidences.) I’ve been in Love with the Saatchi & Saatchi brand for a long time. They’re a Lovemark of mine. Thanks Shannon for the gift, I love it.
“Love marks of the new century will be the brands and businesses that create emotional connections with the communities and networks they live in.” Page 60
“Keep it simple: set high standards andthen exceed them. Meet, Beat, Repeat.” Page 62
Marcus Troy posted this today. If you don’t know him he is a smart guys & lifestyle blogger who really gets personal branding. Read about him on LegendsLeague. Page is from the book “Be Great”. I bought it after reading a few pages.
Yesterday Sam & I had an awesome lunch at Bohemian Embassy. Cool spot. Right in my Queen West hood at 571 Queen.
Foursquare told me it was my first ever German joint. Sehr kühl freundes!
Lots of good food & micro brews.
Black salt & home made pretzels + mustard. We took them home after. So good, so frisch 🙂
I love want this light fixture.
Tried blood sausage for the first time. I love sausages but the blood part scared me. I had veal schnitzel, Es war so geschmackvoll!
The kitchen made us the best Crème brûlée topped with CANDIED BACON. YES CANDIED EFFING BACON> OMFG. I can haz for brekky?
Today FabFind has a dealio offering $15 for $30 at Bohemian Embassy. Go check it out. Our awesome server Max said they are pretty busy on weekends. Good date spot. You seriously need to try that candied bacon. Get the deal HERE or click the image below.
This is a screenshot of the new HTC campaign you might see on sports, entertainment & lifestyle sites across Canada.
Thing is, you might see it, you might not, I might not. If you do, could you pretty please screen cap and send to me or link in the comments. I will send you something very secial in the mail (snail) if you do.
Thank you & Happy Friday. More updates later today rushing out the door to TedXToronto right now. Catch the live stream bat live.tedxtoronto.com. 🙂
Starting Monday I’m in a national advertising campaign with HTC! They’ve chosen to feature me in a new campaign that will run for 14 weeks on lifestyle and entertainment sites across Canada.
I’ve been working with Say Media for a few months. Have you ever noticed the video ads in my sidebar? That’s them. I’m their leading lifestyle blogger in Canada. SAY is a rad company based out of San Francisco who works with the internet’s leading voices including Seth Goden and Brian Clark (@copyblogger). Check ’em out below 🙂
Casie Stewart is a 30-something Canadian writer, director, and entrepreneur. She's an award-winning content creator and expert in digital. During her decade-long career in media, she has been named Canadian Screen Award Voice Pioneer, Best Travel Blog, and been a keynote speaker at SXSW, NXNE, and TEDx. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend and loves summer weekends at the cottage when she's not travelling.