Last minute Thanksgiving marketing strategies are hot this year, with many companies just announcing their news. For example, Thanksgiving Black Friday Ads (TBFA) has changed hosting services to avoid technical issues that caused their server to crash last year, on Black Friday. In partnership with Orion Group, TBFA now offers an upgraded website and a more consumer-friendly, powerhouse solution. TBFA is expecting at least 200,000 visitors these Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
And they are not the only ones releasing news today. Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge and its employees donated last Monday the amount of turkeys needed to prepare meals for their community-wide Thanksgiving dinner, to Holiday Helpers. In addition to donating turkeys to the Holiday Helpers Thanksgiving Dinner, HCBR also donated turkeys to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Recology asked Thanksgiving party-fans to put their turkey bones, pie crumbs, and uneaten cranberry sauce in a compost collection bin. The purpose, to reduce landfill disposal, return nutrients to local farms, sequester carbon in the soil, and help farms grow healthier food.
Comcast Corporation announced their “Comcast Holiday Spectacular 2010” debuting on Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 a.m., with exciting new elements and scenes, including a world class 1940s Swing-Style dance of Jingle Bell Rock featuring Broadway stars, ice sculptures coming to life, and a new light show. It’s the third year of the celebration and the free Comcast Holiday Spectacular is quickly becoming a “must see” Philadelphia holiday tradition.
Less positive news is provided by Off The Grid News, announcing that “Family Thanksgiving Dinner Could Soon Cost $826, Experts Predict.” The forecast is dark. According to Gerard Adams, President of the National Inflation Association (NIA), by the end of this decade a loaf of bread could well cost $23 and two pounds of sugar could go for $62. Let’s hope that these predictions will never come true. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!