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- World Vision Gift Catalog Featured on Windy City Live
- It's the Holiday Season at Wilks Communications
- Wilks Communications Develops “Find Your Story Within Writing Contest”
- Foodiacs.com Partners with Wilks Communications for Website Launch
- Wilks Communications Helps Alpha Books Launch Blogger Challenge
Thank you to Windy City LIVE for its support of the World Vision Gift Catalog! In the segment above World Vision's Michael Chitwood talks to hosts Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini about how gifts from the Catalog (including goats!) make a difference for families and children around the world.
Our team at Wilks Communications is already thinking about the holiday season! If you are a journalist or blogger and are planning your holiday gift guides and stories, we have several ideas to share with you.
The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 sustainable gift ideas, from goats and chickens to life-saving medicines, which honor the recipient and create a lasting impact for people in need. Check out this short video from World Vision that explains how the Gift Catalog works.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas is another client that we are helping to promote this holiday season. Nielsen-Massey, the makers of vanilla and pure flavor products, has several baking essentials that are ideal for making holiday cookies as well as giving as a gift to foodie family and friends. The Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste is especially unique for holiday baking because it includes the addition of real seeds from the vanilla pod without having to scrape the vanilla bean.
If you are interested in learning more about these holiday story ideas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In partnership with Laura Oliver, the author of The Story Within: New Insights and Inspiration for Writers, Wilks Communications has developed and is currently implementing the “Find Your Story Within Writing Contest.”
Aspiring writers, writing hobbyists or anyone looking to learn more about themselves through writing has the opportunity to enter this online writing contest. Each week a new writing prompt will be posted which focuses on a theme in Oliver’s book such as voice, setting and plot. Participants can also go to Oliver’s social media channels for tips and guidance on each week’s prompt. The weekly winners will receive a copy of Oliver’s book and various other writing guides. The grand prize winner will receive free consultation time with Oliver.
In order to implement this contest, Wilks Communications created a Story Within Facebook brand page, @storywithin Twitter handle and blog for Oliver in addition to managing the process of the contest.
To learn more about the contest, visit: http://thestorywithin.net/writing_contest.
In partnership with Savor- The Food Agency, the team at Wilks Communications has helped launch the newest online community for food enthusiasts www.foodiacs.com.
Foodiacs is tailored to people who are passionate about food and connects them with product offerings that are exclusive to the site. The site launched with Back to the Roots, a grow-it-yourself box garden of pearl oyster mushrooms. Foodiacs has exclusive product offerings, or events, booked through March 2012. The events will launch every one to two weeks on Tuesdays at 12 p.m. and will feature a variety of unique food-related products. Starting in 2012, the site will also connect “Foodiacs” with local food industry leaders for exclusive tastings, culinary tours and educational experiences.
Long-term client Alpha Books has continually heard from consumers, authors and editors how their Complete Idiot's Guide® series is superior to the much larger For Dummies series. To prove this, Alpha asked Wilks Communications to come up with a way to get published, honest reviews.
Starting in mid-April, Wilks Communications is reaching out to a host of bloggers asking them to participate in The Complete Idiot's Guide® For Dummies Challenge. Bloggers will make a head to head comparison of a The Complete Idiot's Guide® and For Dummies title of their choice. A few titles included in the challenge are:
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, 2nd Edition vs. Music Theory For Dummies
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Facebook vs. Facebook For Dummies, 3rd Edition
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible, 3rd Edition vs. The Bible For Dummies
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Social Media Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing For Dummies
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish, 5th Edition vs. Spanish For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Keep up with our progress and read blogger challenge posts through The Complete Idiot's Guide® Twitter at @IdiotsGuides.