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Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day’

9 Brands that Kicked Off Summer on #MemorialDay Social Media Style

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Despite any proclivity there may be in the world to resist the commercialization of Memorial Day, the push to sell mattresses, cars, and stuff will always happen on this day.

Why? Summer has arrived and all is right with the world. It’s in the air. People want to go out, spend money, and forget how difficult school and being stuffed in a cubicle can really feel.

Sunblock and swim suits, grills for the house and your teeth, and that convertible is starting to look all the more tempting this time of the year. Naturally, there are some brands that kick off the summer festivities better than others. And for your reading pleasure, your friends at PRNewser has nine that did it just right.

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Major League Baseball: Memorial Day Dollars or Sense?

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FULL DISCLOSURE: I love baseball. I mean, the way a Kardashian doles it out for the spotlight, I’d do the same for some first-base line seats at a Texas Rangers game. I even write about it … for fun. I know, right?

However, certain things trump my love for the great game. Such as, love of this great country. No, this isn’t pandering of applause. Rather, this leads to an important question that has to do with PR. If you watch baseball today, check out the uniforms — camouflage. Is this fishing for good PR to love on military pride or fishing for a few dollars in the gift shop?

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Major League Baseball Honors the Troops for Memorial Day

America’s national pastime is spending the day honoring the troops with events at ball fields across the country. And, for the fifth year, the MLB is raising funds and awareness for Welcome Back Veterans, an organization dedicated to helping returning servicemen and women who suffer from PTSD, and their families. MLB Charities partnered with the McCormick Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation in 2008 to launch Welcome Back Veterans.

Today and Independence Day, all ball clubs will wear a special 2012 Stars & Strips cap, with sales of that cap going directly to the organization. Click here for a clip of the various happenings at baseball games around the country in recognition of Memorial Day. The clip above is a great pre-Memorial Day surprise for the daughters of  Master Sgt. Robert Buresh. Awesome.

Separately but related, Forbes has five social media campaigns that you can participate in to help and pay tribute to our troops.