Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sweet and Stout: Beer and Cupcakes

Today was a rare chance where I was let in the kitchen to make the cupcakes for this week, all alone. This time I was able to show off my baking skills to Jackie once again. For this week’s cupcake, I settled on a cinnamon yellow cake and decided to put Quilter’s Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery in them. This was a easy choice with the brewery calling this beer their “beer candy.”

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Sweet and Stout

What makes your travel and tourism business unique? Maybe you just haven't found your niche yet. Thought this might give somebody some inspiration.

Jamie Lynn Morgan
Community Creator and Philosophy Marketer
Focus on Dining, Craft Beer, and Bicycle Events/Activities

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Plethora of Food, Wine, Beer, and Events: Harvest Idaho; One Bite at a Time

Get-togethers and festivals are synonymous with the fall season. The cool crisp temperatures combined with the fall harvest create a celebratory atmosphere. Our taste buds crave warm hearty dishes paired with full-bodied libations. We hunger for a “last summer hurrah.” Savor the season. Tap into the local flavors and celebrations and Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time. Cheers!

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A Plethora of Food, Wine, Beer, and Events: Harvest Idaho; One Bite at a Time

Friday, September 9, 2011

Coeur d'Alene Golf Course Trip

Thursday, September 8, 2011

War on Main Street At Paul Bunyan Days

Thank you at Wrench60 for sharing this!

Love Farmer's Markets

10 Reasons to Love Farmer’s Markets

September 06, 2011 |
by Lisa Reichenbach

I’m a sucker for farmer’s markets. I find them a 100% reliable source of fun and inspiration. There’s the atmosphere, for starters, which buzzes with the same energy that local market days undoubtedly have for centuries. And there’s also the sense of occasion.

1. Good smells

2. Eccentric hats

3. Fiddlers. OK, maybe a few farmer’s markets out there are fiddleless, but if there’s a soundtrack to farmer’s markets, this is it.

4. Inspiration

5. Farmers. The catch-phrase goes, “Know your farmers, know your food”, and where better to meet your farmers than at a Farmers Market.

6. A sense of abundance grounded in the seasons

7. Freshness

8. Happy children (your own or others)

9. Beauty

10. Life

Check out your own local farmer’s market to see if the same things strike you. You can go to localharvest.org (for US) or farmersmarketscanada.ca (for Canada) to find a farmer’s market near you.

Lisa Reichenbach is an Oxford-educated anthropologist, writer and consultant. She has worked extensively in healthcare, studying first-hand the ways in which culture and behavior shape health and illness. She is currently writing a book on the relationship between fun, play and well-being, and thinks that family dinners are a great way to enjoy them all! Visit her blog at lisareichenbach.wordpress.com

Jamie Lynn Morgan
Relationship Philosophy Marketing
Phone: 208-740-1449
Email: Jamie@nwmarketimg411.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Customer Preferences Reveal Emerging Social Media Opportunities

Social media has changed how consumers connect with family, friends, and news outlets. And social networking is changing how consumers voice their opinion and interact with retailers and service providers. Increasingly, consumers enjoy interacting online with their preferred brands on a regular basis, according to the study "S-Net, The Impact of Social Media," sponsored by Performics and conducted by ROI Research Inc. The report, which surveyed 2,997 U.S. consumers with access to at least one social network weekly, highlights the differences in how and why consumers use social networks to interact with brands across 18 different industries: alcoholic beverages, apparel, appliances, automotive, education, electronics, entertainment, financial services, food, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, household, magazines and newspapers, non-alcoholic beverages, personal care, restaurants, sports-related, telecommunications and travel. Key findings include:

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Customer Preferences Reveal Emerging Social Media Opportunities

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fiber Cereal Vs. Cupcakes? Not So Much

Sometimes getting national publicity can be a good thing and sometimes it can backfire. Not exactly sure I would want my cupcakes being compared to Fiber Cereal. When I think of Fiber Cereal cupcakes don't really come to mind. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Using Movies to Boost Tourism

Santa Cruz CA uses old 80's films to convince UK travelers to come and visit. What kinds of ideas can you think of to incorporate all the wonderful films that have been filmed here in North Idaho and Spokane? Link to the video: Santa Cruz Uses The Lost Boys