iSupport Small Business Saturday – Cat O’ Nine Tales

iSupport Small Business Saturday – Cat O’ Nine Tales

Nine Tales

For the comic lovers out there we have a special treat for you. This is something I’ve been looking forward to. Cat O’ Nine Tales a new comic from horror scream queen Monique Depree. She’s opened up pre-orders for the first issue. At $2.95 for digital and $9.95 for print it’s a great deal for the comics fan in your circle. Don’t sleep on this production!!

Cat O’ Nine Tales #comicbook now available for #preorder modeling cast for issue #1 includes: Tony Todd, Tommy Dreamer, Matthew Ewald, Monique Gata Dupree, Anthony Thomas, Apple Angel, and Vatea Moore reserved yours now at www.liz.storenvy.com

Nine Tales

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

 

iSupport Small Business Saturday – Nomadness Sale

iSupport Small Business Saturday – Nomadness Sale

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Small Business Saturday is in full swing and here we continue with our support of the entrepreneurs in our community. Kicking off the day we have the Nomadness Travel Tribe with a site wide sale of all merchandise. This collective that spans the globe and has been featured by Ebony Magazine, Essence and more represents the new face of urban travel!! Shirts, hoodies, luggage tags and more are discounted right now! In addition to that all members of the Tribe who buy anything over the course of the sale will be entered into a drawing for a free slot on one of the upcoming NomadnessX trips in 2014!!! Head over to the site now and check it out.

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**SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY NOMADNESS SALE** is live!! Prices chopped on Tribe merchandise. Newbies, this is the time to get your packs and membership cards.

small business Sale goes until midnight of Cyber Monday! Check it http://nomadnessmerch.com

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

Black Friday Favorites: Hotel BPM 2014 Sale

Black Friday Favorites: Hotel BPM 2014 Sale 

Hotel BPM

The good people at Hotel BPM have a great deal in place for those of you planning to visit New York City in the early months of 2014. 30% off on your reservations made by the 1st of December which is this Sunday. They’ve been the official hotel of the Nomadness Travel Tribe anniversary party the last 2 years. Check the “fine print” below and jump on it.

Hotel BPM Brooklyn

Black Friday Sale!
BOOK ROOM NOW

Save 30% on your hotel room at Hotel BPM Brooklyn.
Offer is valid on nights from 1/1/14 to 3/31/14.
Reservation must be booked by December 1st, 2013.

Black Friday Sale is an advance purchase non-refundable offer valid on travel dates of 1/1/14 to 3/31/14 and must be booked by 12/1/13.

Hotel BPM

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

 

Get Pinterest Notifications For your Blog/Website

Get Pinterest Notifications For your Blog/Website

Pinterest

Pinterest continues to grow as a launch pad site for many industries. It’s a source for authors, cooks, home designers, artists and more. Avid users check their notifications regularly but many have mentioned a missing feature that would add greatly to their experience. We all want to get notifications when images are pinned from our own respective sites. Knowing what images stand out with your visitors is great information to have. So, here is the solution PinAlerts.

PinAlerts allows you to get regular notifications of who has pinned items from your domain. Here’s how it works.

  1. Go and sign up for free at PinAlerts.
  2. Enter your blog or website domain name (example: www.thesocialmediasamurai.com) into the box.
  3. Select how frequently you want to receive notifications of pinned items from your site. You can select once per day, once per week, once per hour, or as they happen.
  4. Click “Create PinAlert” and notifications at set. Feel free to return to your settings to change frequency as you wish.
  5. From here on out you will receive alerts that tell you what item was pinned, by who, the date and time, and the name of the board they pinned it to.

Now that you’re getting this information you may wonder what you can do with it. Well, you can now see what types of images that are getting pinned. Are they all within similar genres? Are there specific graphical traits that appeal to your visitors? In addition to that you can also now expand your following with these new pinners and their respective boards. This can help you tap into a whole new market not just on Pinterest but to their other social sites as well.

Try it out and I hope it helps improve your Pinterest experience.

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

 

Black Friday Favorites: Kreamie’s Collections

Black Friday Favorites: Kreamie’s Collections

 Kreamie

As people roll out of bed and out of their food coma’s it dawns on them that it’s officially holiday shopping season. Black Friday is here and the Social Media Samurai looks forward to this day as it also kicks off a busy weekend of business within the entrepreneurial business world.  Indie business via Black Friday sets it off today with the major event of Small Business Saturday taking place tomorrow then Cyber Monday rounds it out. I’ll be highlighting brands that I have my personal stamp of approval during that time and I hope you will try them out and share with others.

Kreamie

Starting off are the 100% natural products of Kreamie’s Collections. Those familiar with me on Facebook or Twitter have seen me reference these products before. I have one of Kream’s candles that I have completely burned down to the bottom and still smells amazing. Today you can 30% off of everything with the discount code “BlackK30”. If you’ve never tried these products out before now is the perfect time to buy in but I greatly suggest that if you know some that is big  on scenting their home with candles you take the opportunity to load up. You have candles, body sprays, body scrubs and more. You wont be disappointed.

 

Success did not happen overnight, it began as an idea with no specific destination in sight. The break-through moment came when the demand for my all-natural candles were becoming highly demanded by many (Vh1, BET, radio hosts, NBA and NFL players), they were a hit.

I believe in great quality products, and I believe that instead of using simple marketing, customers would fall in love
with Kreamie’s and spread the word.

Kreamie’s Collection was born from the idea toʺjust try itʺ – now we are doing it. Bringing happiness, joy and love to customer’s hearts and homes is what we strive for daily. – Kream 

 

Kreamie

Stay tuned as we feature more products and services throughout the weekend!!!

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

Many Thanks For The Early Success

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I came into the year with no plans of doing anything new in regards to blogging. After an early summer conversation with someone who saw potential in me I was on this new path. Next thing I know I’m buying a domain, setting up a new site and 6 months later here I am with a new social media platform that has put me in a position to do so many new things. I have created a new branch of my professional life and I’m so thankful to everyone that has played a role and supported me in my endeavors. I couldn’t list you all but know that I’m eternally grateful. I hope you will continue to ride with me.

Thank you

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

The Combat Jack Show Ft Ebro – NYC Hip Hop Radio Science

Combat-Jack

With the condition of New York mainstream radio being a major conversation piece these days. The Combat Jack show brings things front and center with Hot 97’s shot caller Ebro. Why is he now so in the forefront? How do Neilsen ratings work? Those questions and more….

“It’s Rare, Recently In NYC That Everyone Has Agreed On A Particular Artist.”

The conversation has been going on for quite awhile. After the Jump you can find the 1st Ebro interview last year.

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

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Duane Reade Holiday Time is Here

Duane Reade Holiday Time is Here

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric Community®. This Shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their clients. #Cbias #Shop #DRHOLIDAY

 Duane Reade Holiday #DRHoliday #shop

We’re preparing to enter one of my favorite times of the year. The Christmas season with its carols, lights, company holiday parties and gift giving always puts me in a festive mood. With that being said, for many this season also presents the issue of shopping which can be pleasure or pain depending on how you go about it. Well let me give a suggestion. For your decorations, ornaments, cards and more do what I’m doing and make DR Gifts and DR seasonal items the core of your shopping plans.

For my first official Christmas shopping venture I set out to knock a few items off my Holiday “To Do” list. The first item essentially greeted me as I entered Duane Reade. Gift wrapping paper with a nice selection of designs and priced great for the budget I set. I’m someone who actually likes wrapping gifts so this is a serious purchase for me.  Next I came across candy canes but not just your standard red and white striped variety but new Jolly Rancher, Hersey and Rainbow flavors. I’m giving the Jolly Ranchers a try first. Candy canes may be the most versatile Holiday item as it can be a treat, a stocking stuffer or a decorative addition to a Christmas  tree. I haven’t had a full-sized tree in my home in years now but I usually grab a smaller one to personally decorate. Duane Reade Holiday accessories had everything I need for the tree including the snow blanket to cover the surrounding base. I’m knocking this list out with my eyes closed.

Duane Reade Holiday #DRHoliday #shop

As I’ve gotten older I’ve looked forward to various work holiday events and secret Santa gift exchanges. Yeah the free food and drink is always a plus in my book but it’s a fun personal mission to see what you can do with the $20-$30 cap most companies put on gifts. A lot of the people I work with are travelers so I knew that was the gift angle I would be looking for. As always there are DR gifts for exactly what I want. International outlet adapters, travel pillows and even a travel sized iron via GoGlobal.  Mission accomplished and truthfully I’ll need to come back for a travel iron of my own. Wrinkled clothing is a serious pet peeve of mine.

Duane Reade Holiday #DRHoliday #shop

Now if you’re in a situation of looking for gifts for someone whose interests you don’t know Duane Reade has that covered too. You can never fail with a holiday card and gift card. Put the shopping selection in the recipients  hands.

Duane Reade Holiday #DRHoliday #shop

As much as this is a time for lighthearted pleasures and joyful exchanges, the preparation for the season means a lot. Many people find themselves easily frustrated with what to get and where to get it that doesn’t have them battling hordes of shoppers. This is a very stressful time for many and what I truly appreciate about Duane Reade is that while you go about your business you don’t have to twist your schedule to make it into a shopping mall before 9pm. With 24 hour stores all over the city you can pick up your needed items at your own convenience. Take your time. Enjoy the season and the process of preparing for celebration. Happy #DRHoliday shopping!!

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai

Duane Reade Holiday #DRHoliday #shop

Marriage Has a Nice “Ring” To It

Marriage Has a Nice “Ring” To It

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This past week I came across a few conversations that were centered around the topic of engagement rings. How does the appearance and worth relate to the man who presented it and the quality relationship it represents. It was very interesting to hear the varying views. Now for you to have proper context of the decisions you have to understand that they originated from a picture that a newly engaged woman posted showing the ring she had received. You can see the ring after the jump. What followed were a number of great points, history I wasn’t aware of and a glimpse into maybe why so many of our relationships aren’t working. Check out the ring and let’s talk about this a little.

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Samurai Meme Time: You’re An Iceberg???

Samurai Meme Time: You’re An Iceberg???

meme

Welcome to a new blog theme from the Social Media Samurai. Meme Time. As social networking sites have become a growing form of communication we’ve seen the increase of meme’s as a quick hitting form of message delivery. These messages are often a little tongue in cheek, a little snarky and made to grab attention. Relationship subjects are a favorite category that spawns tons of memes. Here’s the thing, often Memes are a bit misleading. They perfectly reflect the new age of interaction because their value is often skin deep. By this I mean that the initial statement made is usually sounds great until you take the time to dive deeper into them. This at it’s best should create more broad conversation on the topic at hand. So, let’s get into Meme Time

A meme (/ˈmiːm/; meem)[1] is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.

An “Internet meme” is a concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, usually in a humorous way, largely through internet-based E-mail, blogs, forums, Imageboards, social networking sites, instant messaging and video sites such as YouTube.

The Meme above I encountered on Instagram. “Often men only see the tip of the Iceberg” This is posted by model who has a  mutual friend of mine. The point of this was the tried and true view-point that  men all focus on T & A and miss the deeper qualities of a lady. While there may be truth to that in some cases I different thought comes to mind when I see this. Unlike an iceberg people have a choice in what they show the public. I don’t doubt that a person has a big heart but why is your rear end the presentation given to the public? That’s not an unchangeable condition like an iceberg formation that’s a personal decision. Understand this isn’t about blaming clothing or style of dress. But as adults we decide what we want to show the world.

Strangers aren’t going to dive in to see what else you are about beyond the physical without something being shown to spark that interest. So regardless of what shape your blessed with what words are coming out of your mouth, what are you doing what energies are you putting out into the world? Iceberg’s are ice, still and isolated. What you see is what you get. If a person conducts themselves in a similar manner then of course only the tip will be seen.

See other Memes that make you stop and think? Feel free to send them to me to discuss or just hit me up on twitter at @Trueomeganexus

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai