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Winners of The Art of Marketing Giveaway and a Special Rate

The winners of The Art of Marketing Giveaway will receive one free ticket each, complimentary of  The Art of Productions Inc. The two winners are:

I will email or DM the two winners in order for The Art of Productions Inc. to register you at their conference. Thank you for everyone who participate. There is still time to buy tickets. I will attend. Come to say Hi if you are there.

Special Rate for my Readers

For the others, if you wish to register to be at The Art of Marketing, you can take advantage of our preferred price of $349 – saving $50 off the regular price by using promo code KV26. Plus, when you register 3 or more people you’ll save an additional $50 off each ticket! Hurry up since the the first ten people who register using your promo code KV26 a free copy of Seth Godin book Linchpin.

+ Register for the Art of Marketing conference in Montreal and enter the promo code KV26


The Art of Marketing Giveaway

the art of marketing conference in Montreal sept. 30, 2010

the art of marketing conference in Montreal sept. 30, 2010

If you didn’t hear, The Art of Marketing is coming to Montreal on September 30th, 2010. You will get a chance to hear and learn from 6 marketing thinkers and doers during a one-day conference. I will be there.

The organizers of The Art of Marketing wants to give a free ticket to two lucky readers of At Home with Kim Vallee. The 6 speakers will be in order of presentation at the conference:

  • Mitch Joel on Digital Marketing and Social Media – Best-Selling Author, Six Pixels of Separation
  • Seth Godin on Leadership and Creativity – New York Times Best-Selling Author, Purple Cow, Tribes & Linchpin
  • Avinash Kaushik on Brand Measurement: Metrics and Analytics – New York Times Best-Selling Author, Web Analytics 2.0 & Web Analytics: An Hour a Day
  • Max Lenderman on Branding and Experiential Marketing – Best-Selling Author, Brand New World & Experience the Message
  • Andy Nulman on Strategy and Innovation – Best-Selling Author, POW! Right Between the Eyes!
  • Jeffrey Gitomer on Customer Loyalty and Sales – New York Times Best-Selling Author, The Sales Bible & The Little Red Book Of Selling
  • And the host will be Ron Tite – Expert on Comedy & Creative Thinking

How to Participate and the Rules

Step 1 – Fill out all the fields of the form below before September 22nd, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Beware that each participant’s name will be published on this page. One form entry per person. People filling the form more than once will be eliminated.

Step 2 – Then, earn more chances to win by tweeting; make sure to use our tweet button so that we can record your tweet. Only tweets before September 22nd, 2010 11:59 PM EST will be considered. Participating tweets may take a while before they appear on this page.

The winners will be selected by a random draw. The winners will be announced on September 24th, 2010 on this site. The sponsor of this giveaway is The Art of Marketing.


The Knitted Hat Campaign

knitted hat on top of a round billboard :: le lait contes reconfortants campaign

knitted hat on top of a round billboard :: le lait contes reconfortants campaign

If you visited Montreal lately, you probably noticed those cute knitted hat on top of billboards across the city. They really convey the message that milk is comforting. I like the concept. It is part of a campaign for Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec (Quebec Milk producers association)  built around knitting and storytelling.

Two night events, one in Montreal and the other in Quebec City, promise us fun activities for all the family. It will include music and storytelling in a splendid scenery.

+ photos: Kim Vallee, Le Lait Contes Reconfortants


A Poll for my Tag Line

I feel it is important to present my brand as a whole. The first step was the revamped blog design. Now, it is time to unify the tag line. Technically, it is closer to a descriptor than a tag line.

For On the Web the scope is obvious: it’s social media. For At Home, I need 3 or 4 words to capture the essence of the blog. I am hesitating between 2 options right now. I want your opinion. Answer this Twitter poll that I created with twtpoll.


Daily Quick Links | 2008.08.04 edition

quickdailylinks20080805This is my daily collection of interesting stuff that I read via my RSS feeds or that I saw on the Web.

+ A one-of-a-kind hammock designed by Karin van Lieshout in collaboration with Rachel van Outvorst. It took an immensible amount of work to produce this handmade hammock. Their monkish work also includes several pendants, a huge chandelier and a cool sea urchin chair. Via ROOM & Serve

+ Certain fabric colors for the Nurseryworks Storytime Rocker are at 50% off at Zac and Zoe. The idea to look for it came to me after reading about the best scavenger finds on Ohdeedoh. Do not bother to check the ad since the Craiglist listing has now expired. Via Ohdeedoh

+ If you like to buy local produce, check out What’s in Season for August in sunny California by Sabina of Barefoot in the Orchard. Look at the tasty figs on the chocolate cake.

+ Read a review about the Flip & Tumble reusable bags. Megan of Not Martha compared it to the Envirosax and the RuMe shopping bags. I personally prefer using my Flip & Tumble bags.

+ I realized this weekend how useful the iPhone 3G could be for blogging. I see it as a productivity enhancer and a marketing tool. I could post pictures on Twitter as a trailer to an upcoming post. And reading my RSS on the go would better utilize my work time. To see how other bloggers use their iPhone for blogging, read the review on Problogger.


Call for Help with The Nest Magazine

featured in The Nest magazine Summer 2008

A Montreal Girl Geek told me last week that At Home with Kim Vallee is featured on The Nest magazine. As far as I know, my blog is the favorite blog of their readers and staff in the Entertaining category. Sadly for me, this magazine is not available in Canada.

I just sent an email to a Public Relations Manager at The Nest Magazine. We will see what they answer. In the meantime, I am asking for help from my US readers.

Did you read that article? Can someone send me a copy of the Summer 2008 edition of the Nest magazine? I will send a thank you gift. If you interested make sure to fill the email text box (not published) and write a comment.

>>> Sourcing:
Learn more: The Nest


Nintendo DS for Mother’s Day | Follow Up

nintendo ds for mother\'s dayAfter I published my post on learning how to cook with a DS, I received this email.

I could not resist sharing the girlie ad with you. It sums up what I was telling you about the broader audience of the DS versus other game consoles.

Even if your mother is not a gamer, she could enjoy these games: Crosswords DS, The New York Times Crosswords, Sudoku Gridmaster and Brain Age.

Then, you can give her more playful video games, I am playing The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass right now. Animal Crossings: Wild World is amazing too. I passed so much time playing that game.


Vote for the New Name of Sk*rt


I do not know if you heard but the Digg for Chicks is changing its name. You can read of all the details on sk*rt corporate blog.

In true sk*rt fashion, sk*rt hosts a fabulously fun contest and turn the naming decision over to you, their clever readers.

With 235 comments so far, 9 names are still in competition. Names that get too few votes were discarded today. A new name was added today. The vote will be wrapped up by Friday May 2 at midnight PST.

I have already casted my vote. Since I did it through the comments, my opinion is already public:

  1. First place; SheSaw
  2. Runner Up: Kirtsy

Visit sk*rt, the blog to see the entire list and vote.

>>> Sourcing:
Via: Sk*rt is Over, Long Live Sk*rt: Women’s Site Holds Vote for New Company Name [ReadWriteRead]


IKEA Fails in Decorating the Kobe Monorail Train


My blog is about harmonizing décor and beautiful things. This post does not fit the bill.

The idea of transforming a train into a showroom is cool. Sadly, IKEA did not convince me with the décor they put on. Maybe, it is a cultural thing.

Showroom On Rails

For the opening of its new store at Port Island, IKEA did a huge promotion. The Kobe Portliner Monorail was decorated with fabrics of the new IKEA collection. Each wagon featured a set of bright seating. They even add a small drape panel on every window.

Frankly, it does not really look good. IKEA fails in trying to show too much. There are too many clashing patterns in my opinion. The showroom would have been more effective if they limit to one color family. And show several ways to incorporate it into your life.

Remaking the train interior is quite an achievement. It is also a test for the quality of their fabric. Japanese trains are extremely busy. I have not read a story on who these temporary showrooms wear off. I am curious to know.

Still Running

Bold patterns were painted on the outside of the monorail. You can ride the IKEA showroom Monorail until May 6, 2008 if you happen to travel to Japan.

Q. What do you think about the IKEA showroom on rails?

>>> Sourcing:
Via: IKEA decks out Kobe train on [pinktentacle]
Photo credits: Kiyo