March 15, 2013
Deadspin posted a story Thursday stating, “ESPN has suspended [Bill] Simmons from Twitter for a few days after he called the Skip Bayless-Richard Sherman First Take meltdown last week awful and embarrassing.” In the piece, Deadspin’s John Koblin points out two tweets Simmons sent: I am not defending this segment – youtu.be/j6x-O3kb1sI – I thought […]
March 22, 2012
The #hiremikeholden hashtag made it onto washingtonpost.com, thanks to my fantastic wife! The Post wished good luck on Twitter too, after I tweeted the image below. Thanks to them and everyone else who has been spreading the word about my job search and solo PR and marketing work. I appreciate it!
February 17, 2012
With the new season ticket prices the Caps have announced for next season, two 400 level Caps season tickets that went for $1713 total in 2008-09 will now go for $3266 next season. That’s a 90.7% increase in 5 years. It’s a business and the team needs to capitalize while they are hot, but raising […]
February 7, 2012
Our WAKA Kickball box now has a QR code on it. Check it out at the link. Related articles USA Today Sports QR Code (mikeholden.wordpress.com) QR Code on a Krispy Kreme box (mikeholden.wordpress.com) QR code on a banana (mikeholden.wordpress.com)
January 20, 2012
I like this use of a QR code in the USA Today Sports section.
December 29, 2011
This is a cool use of QR codes by Krispy Kreme on their doughnut boxes. Related articles QR Code on a banana (mikeholden.com)
December 3, 2011
The Baltimore Sun ran an article in the business section last week on Bootcamp Lights, the company that recently ran some WAKA kickball and dodgeball advertisements for us. They refer to it as “airborne advertising 2.0″. Check out part of our WAKA helicopter ad on YouTube through that last link.
November 18, 2011
How’s this for brand loyalty? One of our employees and players got a WAKA Kickball tattoo! Related articles Tank Carder’s Rose Bowl MVP, Kickball Trophies Are Equally Important (sbnation.com) Yes, the Kickball World Championship will be held in Las Vegas on Saturday, and it will be glorious (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
November 17, 2011
I love QR codes and enjoy seeing the creative ways people are starting to use them, like on Chaquita bananas to promote a recipe contest.
August 10, 2011
That’s part of our new WAKA Kickball fall marketing campaign. Like it? Head to this link below and give it a Retweet please. http://twitter.com/#!/WAKA_Kickball/status/101304390098485248 Related articles Summer kickball (mikeholden.wordpress.com) No longer just a kids’ game, kickball finds resurgence among N.J. adult players (nj.com) WAKA Kickball Listed on 2010 Inc. 5000 as one of the Fastest […]
June 26, 2011
Time will tell what Pottermore will be like, but J.K. Rowling shows how to make fans feel important with her video announcing the website. While promoting the new product, she spends a good deal of time saying thank you and crediting fans: “I am still astonished and delighted by the response the stories met.” “…Harry’s […]
June 13, 2011
Some work related news… Today we launched a kickball blog on the WAKA website. I’m really excited about this. Each post has social sharing options, so please visit and Tweet, Facebook it, etc. And there’s a sidebar menu item that allows you to find kickball leagues near you by zip code. We’ll be adding even […]