Too bad I didn’t stop by Cabana Pool Bar yesterday to see my boy JB and tell him about this great contest with his tour sponsor essence cosmetics! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. On Twitter alone there were 125,923 estimated impressions from 62 Twitter mentions. Whoa mama!
I drew a random name this morning and the winner has been contacted. If you are wondering why I didn’t announce them publicly it’s because I learned from my work at MuchMusic that the Beliebers can get mighty angry about winning/losing a chance to see their idol and I want to protect them from any chance of bullying. (BTW shame on yourselves if that’s you!) You’ll know who it is on Thursday when they are Tweeting from the concert!
I can’t wait to see him in NYC. It’ll be great to get away for a few days and *hopefully* I’ll get that meet and greet the essence team mentioned! I will actually be my the third time I’ve seen him. I was the Social Media Manager of the MMVAs when he was there in 2010. NBD. This is the dress I had made by Peach Berserk with his face on it along with other nominees. Ahhh, memories…
I’ll see if I can give away any more tickets from the tour. No promises! Hope your day is going in the right direction. Sending positive vibes your way 🙂
Ok, guys, here’s the low down… Europe’s top cosmetic brand, essence, is now in North American and on tour with Justin Bieber! As the official cosmetics sponsor of the Justin Bieber believe tour 2013, they are hosting multiple sweepstakes and contests to AND ONE OF THEM IS RIGHT HERE ON YOUR FAVOURITE BLOG.
THE CASIE + BIEBER PRIZE
2 tickets to see the Biebs in TO on July 25th (floor seats – within the first 10 rows)
an essence gift pack
a Shoppers Drug Mart gift card (essence is exclusively available at Shoppers Drug Mart)
Contest CLOSES Monday, July 22nd at 5pm. Travel not included. I won’t be there as my friends at essence cosmetics have graciously invited me to NYC to see the Biebs and (fingers crossed) have a meet & greet on August 2nd. AHHHHHHHH!
OK, I started this book today. Sitting on Queen Street in the shade waiting for (rain) someone boyfriend. Netflix sent me a signed copy from the author. Autograph is orange highlighter, naturally. It sounds good, the creator of Weeds made it. Scroll down if you want the prize only, winner gets the following..
Author signed copy of Orange Is The New Black book (Piper Kerman Priceless)
I love Netflix and I watch heaps of moves. Last year they sent me a FIVE YEAR subscription and I am excited because more series are being produced for Netflix ONLY. [I was a subscriber before they contacted me.]
WATCH THIS IT’S FUNNY
Taryn Manning, Donna from That 70’s Show, Jason Biggs (American Pie), and Janeane Garofalo. LOVE IT. I like this story, from the first chapters, because I could be this person. So could you. It’s not that hard to get trapped in a cross-border love/drug smuggling scandal. I saw Broke Down Palace, I know how this works.
I had braids like this once. In my licence photo cause that stage was a summer. [Hannah did them, if you are reading this Handy Hannah, FB me!]
HOW TO WIN
This is a totally made up contest – WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SAVE ME IN JAIL?
Basically this could happen to anyone, right? In order to pay her debt to society (for a 10 year-old drug money thing smuggling for an African Drug Lord), Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange jumpsuit and prison life. It’a a wild roller coaster I haven’t read it all yet but SOMEONE LIKE YOU can have a new PS3 to watch it.
Imagine I was in jail… I’d be like a junior Martha Stewart. Naturally.
PS3 plays Blueray. This is a fun contest. Tweet or die FTW.
Ladies & gents, as you may know it MMVA weekend in our fine city. I’ve attended the MMVAs, had friends win awards, and in 2010 I was the Social Media Manager of the show. The best part of the whole night are the after parties. This year I’ll be on the Universal Music bus with artists (who shall not be named!), at the at Universal party, ans then the 235Films party celebrating Drake’s video (that my BF worked on!).
I’ve got ONE (1) pair of tickets for you to join me at the Universal Music after party and dance your pants off while having drinks with me and the stars. Winner announced!
* Contest is open to people in Ontario only, unless you are in TO for the MMVAs or NXNE and you can get yourself there. You must be 19+ as there is a strict security policy. Please note this is a super exclusive party and if you are my winner you better behave! Winner will be chosen at random by random.org. Kthxbai.
Wednesday this week kicks off NXNE! I absolutely love this festival. Think SXSW more Canadian. I’ve been attending and doing giveaways for NXNEi since 2010 (photos below). I spoke on two panels last year about the Psychology of Narcissism and on Social Giveaways.
This year, the Interactive festival runs June 12-14, is curated by FITC and two lucky people, will win a pass to attend. You’ll get to experience the intersection of media, technology and culture with the world’s best visionaries and leaders. It’s not hard to win. Tweet this button and you’re in. I’ll pick a winner at two on Tuesday, as in tomorrow, June 11th.
The latest campaign from Perrier for ‘Secret Place’ is pretty rad. I showed it to my work peeps and we loved the complex digital journey. I really like mix between branded entertainment and game. In Secret Place, you’re at the Ultimate Party and you get to live out the experience from the perspective of each of the 60 guests.
Hmmm, sounds interesting…
This is the part I love
It took them 18 months writing scripts and scenarios to produce a film shot from each character perspective. Then, they had to build in the functionality to seamlessly switch characters with one click. Mind blowing!
“Imagine having to reproduce the sound of a bottle on a bar as many times as there are people in the room who can hear it.” I can’t imagine. There’s are a bunch of different rooms to explore at the ‘Secret Place’ party, it you haven’t done it yet. I encourage you to give it a go.
This scene gets pretty sexy…
The prizes are parties at some of funnest places around the world including Ibiza, Art Basel in Miami, Saint Tropez, Rio for Carnival, and Sydney for NYE. The experience is available worldwide but open to 20 countries to play in the major markets for Perrier France, United States and Canada. I would love to win but unfortunately (for me) I’ve worked with Perrier and this is my second sponsored post. Last summer I told you about The Drop short film, see here.
Visit perriersecretplace.com to see how many lives you’ll live. I wish you luck. It’s quite a journey to go through the intricate video. If you win, I’ll happily be your +1!
Thanks to y’all who entered my Thomas Sabo Contest last month. The winner is Jamie Leigh! As a Canadian Ambassasor for Thomas Sabo I hope to do more giveaways this year. The new SS 2013 collection is now online. Check out some of my fav items on Pinterest.
Who do you love? Me! Say it’s MEEEEE. We’ve been seeing each other every single day for years. I’ve told you stories, taken you on trips, sent you love notes, presents, and made memories. THE INTERNET is where we met and it’s our favourite place to hang together. Now, I have something really special for you my valentines…
HP Canada and I are giving YOU an HP Envy x2 ($899) AND an HP Printer ($199)!
THIS IS WHAT YOU WIN
THIS IS HOW YOU WIN
All I ask of you to enter is to make me a Valentine that I can print. Send it to me on Twitter @casiestewart tagged #LOVECASE leave a link in the comments, or email LOVECASE@casiestewart.com.
I am going to print your creation using the HP ENVY x2 and Photosmart printer and share it here. One of you will win both the laptop/tablet and printer. If you are outside Canada you can still win but shipping is not included. Contest ends on Valentines Day.
I know that title does not rhyme but I don’t care. It’s almost the weekend! Tomorrow night I’ll be getting dressed up super warm to party with Bacardi at Echo Beach for Brrrrr. All the winners have been notified and tickets go out tomorrow. Huzzah!
Today I recieved the 2013 SS Lookbook for Thomas Sabo featuring brand ambassadors Poppy Delevingne and David Garrett. Last month I was in London, UK for the launch of Thomas Sabo SS 2013 a collection that features rose gold and yellow gold plated sterling silver. There are SO MANY nice things. Check it out here!
The official launch event was at The Shard London, the tallest (not yet open to the public) building in the entire European Union. It was a totally amazing experience. I met both Poppy and David and there were a whole slew of celebs there including F1 driver Nico Rosberg, Jade Jagger, Sugababes, Ellie Goulding, and some Brazilian soccer stars.
I was super impressed with David’s rocker style and ability to play violin so badass. Check this out!
In other news, I was sent a gift for you from Thomas Sabo.
Leave a comment on this post before Friday and I’ll send it to one lucky person in the mail. I’m keeping it a surprise but it’s small, and silver, and we’ll be twins. The Thomas Sabo contest to WIN A TRIP TO LONDON and THE BRIT AWARDS ends January 31st. Enter on Facebook here.
Casie Stewart is a Canadian writer, director, and entrepreneur. She’s an award-winning content creator and expert in digital. During her decade-long career in media, she’s been named Canadian Screen Award Winner (Voice Pioneer), Best Travel Blog, and Top 30 Lifestyle Blogs in Canada. Casie has been a keynote speaker at SXSW, NXNE, TEDx, and spoken at YouTube Canada and the United Nations of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend and loves summer weekends at the cottage when she’s not travelling around the world.