How to Contact the Zazzle PR team

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Today’s blog post is a public service announcement from the PR team at Zazzle.

 

We love getting PR coverage here at Zazzle!  Editors, bloggers, reporters, freelancers – we know you work on deadlines, and we are here to help.  Whether you want to review a sample skateboard or get permission to use an image, you can reach us immediately and get a fast response at any time.

If you are a reporter or a member of the press, you can email us at press@zazzle.com.

We will respond quickly to your PR request.  The public relations team is responsive and eager to help!

For reporters with urgent requests, we encourage you to use the press@zazzle.com PR email address in order to receive the fastest response.

Now let’s go make some headlines!

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DIY Holiday Series: Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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If your mom’s 1980′s hand-knit holiday sweater isn’t available for the taking, we have just the solution! With this quick and simple tutorial from Zazzle, we’ll show you how to turn some not-so-ugly sweaters into duds that you’ll be proud to don at your next Ugly Christmas Sweater party.

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Supplies:

  • Zazzle Ugly Christmas Sweater
  • Fabric Glue
  • Miscellaneous embellishments for your particular sweater design. We used pom poms, glitter glue, jingle bells, and sequin. Some other ideas for embellishments include: googly eye, pipe cleaners, and confetti.

Step 0.5: *The embellishments you choose may or may not make it through a wash cycle, so be sure to wash it before decorating*

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Step 1: Gather your sweater and add any embellishments that work with the sweater’s patterns.

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Step 2: Glue! For the Santa sweater, we added white pom pom balls to the beard and snowflake shaped sequin around as accouterments.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater #zazzle

To add a bit of obnoxiousness to the old-school,  green sweater we added a collar of tiny jingle bells.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater #zazzle

We also included gold glitter glue to the tree design and a red glittered dot for Rudolph’s nose.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater #zazzle

Step 3: Party! Top your outfit off with a tacky hat and some battery-powered lights. If you throw a Ugly Christmas Sweater Party this holiday season and follow these simple steps, you’re sure to be the Ugliest of the Uglies. You may even get a mistletoe kiss.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater #zazzle

Photography by: Matthew Dunn
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner

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Behind the Scenes at Zazzle

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It’s getting busy here at Zazzle headquarters, and the Zazzle elves who bring your designs to life and get them shipped safely to you are working harder than ever.

With the holidays fast approaching, our production facility in San Jose, CA is running around the clock. Here are some behind the scenes snapshots to give you an inside look. Enjoy!

Z is for zoooom! Packages on their way out the door of our manufacturing facility – straight from Zazzle to you.

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Looking good! A brand new batch of invitations coming down the line at our manufacturing facility.

Zazzle holiday invitations

When we say we can print pretty much anything, we mean it! This unique t-shirt is colorful – though somewhat droopy – proof!

Zazzle Basset Hound Collage Shirt

Freshly printed Christmas cheer from our manufacturing facility. The early birds are getting ready for the holidays already!

Zazzle Merry Christmas Cards

Boxes galore! All packed up and ready to ship out to you from our manufacturing facility.

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Stay tuned for more!

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Want Need Love more Traffic

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Wanelo, pronounced “wah-nee-loh” from Want -Need-Love, is a social shopping website where you can save and share your favorite products from various sites. With more than 10 million users, it’s a great website to gain exposure for your store, and with its recent app update, it’s creating more buzz than ever. In the new version of the Wanelo app, the user is prompted to share their Wanelo profile, which contain wishlists and collections, via email, SMS, or social media as soon as he or she logs in.  With the holidays coming up, this is the perfect time to get your products on Wanelo and onto poeple’s wishlists.

Wanelo Overview

To create a Wanelo account, go to http://wanelo.com and login with your Facebook or email address. Once you have selected your preferences, and followed three stores and three people, you can set up your profile and then start adding products, curating collections, and creating stories.

Settings

First, please to go into your settings by clicking the avatar icon in the upper right hand corner of the page, then click “Settings.”

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Then fill out all of the sections of the settings page starting by uploading your avatar image. I would suggest to use your logo, one of your favorite designs or a picture of yourself as your image.  When filling out the website section, use your personal website or blog  if you have one. If not, then I suggest putting your Zazzle store URL. If you have your own website, you can claim your store on Wanelo which will verify you as the owner of your store. In the “All about you” section, please be descriptive and personable, and don’t forget to use keywords.

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Posting a Product 

You can post a product on Wanelo by using a  product URL, or you can post products on Wanelo by downloading the Wanelo bookmarklet which  you can get  here.

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Then you will be prompted to save the product in “Things I want as gifts,”  “Epic Wishlist” or create a new collection.  Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how you’d like to categorize your products, but collections are a fun way to show off related or themed products. For example, you can have a “Thanksgiving Collection” with items to use for Thanksgiving, or “Birds Collection” that has only products the birds on them. You also have a description area, where you can comment on the item,  tag a friend by using the “@” sign, or use a hashtag to make your products more discoverable.

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Here is an example of a Fun Gifts Collection by Reflektions, a Zazzle designer.

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Posting a Story

When posting a story, think about your best products and how to group them together. Stories are created from products that are already saved to your Wanelo account; they also have a place for written content and  their own “Feed” so they do get more visibility. It’s a fun way to showcase your best items on Wanelo, Facebook and Twitter.

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Here is an example of a story created by Reflektions, a Zazzle designer.

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Find products, people and stores

You can search for products, people and stores in the search bar by keywords or you can search by categories.

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On the right-hand side there is a “More” tab where you can view Top Stores, Top People and Most Popular. It’s good to take a look at these categories and  follow and comment stores, people and products that you find there. See what products come up in the “Most Popular” category, what kind of products are they? What comments and hashtags are posted on them?  You should also take a look at the “Trending Tab” to see what people are posting and looking at in real time.

Tag & Save

When you hover over a product in someone’s profile, store, collection or story, you can either save the product to your own profile or tag a friend. It’s a fast and easy way to add products to your wishlist, gifts and collections.

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Wanelo is a great way to showcase your products in front of a large audience.  And now, with this new mobile app update, people will be sharing the products they saved with their friends and family.  It’s perfect timing for the holidays to get your products into people’s wishlists, and get them to your stores.

Here are some examples of successful Wanelo users with Zazzle stores:

http://wanelo.com/Reflekshins/

http://wanelo.com/electrovista

http://wanelo.com/naturesessence

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