New TOMS courtesy of Blind Tiger Pub in Charleston, SC!
I got a pair of shoes because I used a bathroom.
Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but essentially it is. Here’s the scenario. I used Blind Tiger Pub’s bathroom after it had just been cleaned. Normally, I would be very excited to be the first one to flush, but in this case, my TOMS ended up being bleached from their cleaner. Did I expect new shoes? Not really, but if they gave me money to entirely resolve the situation, then fanfreakintastic. I told the staff and then a few days later, I spoke to the owner. I explained to her what happened, mainly because I felt the floors should be mopped better so it wouldn’t happen to someone else. First, she scored points for saying they shouldn’t be using bleach in the first place because it’s harmful to us AND the environment. Then, she told me they were going to write me a check so I could get a new pair of shoes. I didn’t even have to ask! I was super impressed with how she handled the situation. Now, I shall sing their praises everywhere I go and give them more of my business. Listening and resolving a customer situation in a positive way only builds the relationship. I wish and hope all companies follow in Blind Tiger Pub’s footsteps, minus the bleach.
My dog Cooper is not a cycle dog per se. He will not go near my bike, cause in his eyes, my bike is some sort of dog eating monster. Same goes for roller-blading. Tried that once and he tripped me and ran away before we even left the driveway. But he sure does like to run with me and watch me drink beer at least, which happens to be a perfect combination for him to wear Cycle Dog instead.
Cycle Dog makes dog collars and leashes, and now belts for humans, out of recycled bike tubes. As if that is not awesome enough, the collars and belts come with a bottle opener. The only thing you need to work on is training your dog to fetch you a beer. Then, you can officially be best friends. Regardless, Cycle Dog is making a difference by helping us and our pets reduce our carbon prints.
There are over 60 million bike riders in the US. Just because they lost their training wheels doesn’t mean they don’t get flat tires. I got a flat once and unfortunately, my tube most likely ended up in a landfill. Lanette Fidrych, founder of Cycle Dog, is collecting these tubes so they don’t harm the earth more than it already is. Nowadays, bike shops and individuals send her their tubes, helping her grow her business and customer loyalty base further. Below is what she sorts in an average day. I know what you’re thinking. It must be like Christmas! Crazy isn’t it?
To learn more about Cycle Dog, check out Motto Agency‘s Behind the Brand Interview.
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Trinity Oaks plants a tree for every bottle of wine sold. I’ll drink to that. There’s my good deed for the day and I get to enjoy a buzz. Cheers!
The vitamins in Snow Beverages make me strong. Consider yourself warned.
If snowflakes came out of a can, that’d be awesome. You know so many people would be pouring their cans all over sweaty bodies in the summer or making it snow in Los Angeles. Oh wait it already does. Party animals. Anyway, until we get weather in a can, there’s Snow Beverages.
Snow All Natural Soda + Vitamins takes out all of the BS, like high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and puts in some good stuff like vitamin C. But Snow knows that soda is supposed to be a fun indulgence, one that you crave and leaves you feeling refreshed. So they created their soda to still have that fun experience and added in some vitamins to make it a little better for you too. They have four flavors: Lemon Lime, Light Lemon Lime, PomRaz, and Pure Cola. All sodas are caffeine-free, made with real flavors, and lightly sweetened. They are refreshing and yummy. Even though it’s lightly sweetened, it’s a little too sweet for me, but that’s nothing a little vodka can’t fix. Think of all the fun cocktail names you could invent, like a red-headed snowman.
To learn more about snow, visit Behind the Brand and watch Motto’s video interview with founder, Stu Strumwasser. Or catch some of the action today on Motto Agency’s Facebook page and win Snow Beverages apparel and cans.
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Sometimes, you come across something and think to yourself, ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ Like Silly Bandz or fire. And now, Horrible Logos. Last year, a genius, honest fella started designing horrible logos for beer money. If you want to see what kind of god awful logo he could design you, pay him $5 to see it, $10 to have it sent to you in high resolution, or $20 to get a horrible logo and a horrible MP3 jingle. All are posted on his site with a link to your website of choice. Damnit. Again. Why didn’t I think of that? I’d love to have a beer and draw something ugly. Absurd ideas work wonders. Since 2010, he’s designed almost 800 logos. More than enough for a kegerator. Smart boy.