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Occupy South Park!

December 19, 2011

South Park remains one of the most relevant barometers for the disgruntled (and those that make fun of the disgruntled).  One of the more recent episodes finds Cartman a member of the 1%, not because he is rich, but because he is well, fat.  Cartman is the 1% in fatness.

Cartman’s weight causes South Park Elementary to falter in their mandated, presidential fitness score. Although the evaluation system in itself is flawed, because of their poor score, the entire school reaps the penalties. See any parallels here? Genius.

Whether you’re a fat and happy Cartman in the 1%, or a disgruntled 99% citizen, be sure to check out all the new Occupy South Park products on Zazzle including T-shirts, Hats, Phone Cases, Mugs, and more!

We also recommend that you check out the hilarious episode:

Express your inner champ with Muhammad Ali GEAR!

September 29, 2011

Zazzle is not pulling any punches, especially with The Greatest of All Time in our corner!  We are not only stinging like a bee, we are buzzing like one too with our new Muhammad Ali Store.  Express your inner champion with unique one-of-a-kind Muhammad Ali t-shirts, Muhammad Ali mugs, Muhammad Ali hats, Muhammad Ali cards, and more. Check out some of my favorite designs from the new store below.

Vote for Zazzle @ SXSW 2012

August 31, 2011

SXSW is one of the largest and most influential technology, music, and film conferences in the world.  Members of Zazzle team have long attended SXSW, but for the upcoming 2012 conference, our goal is to further cement our presence by hosting a number of influential panels.

Between March 9-18, 2012, the SXSW conference is divided between 3 specific conferences: Interactive, Music, and Film.  Each conference features compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging media and entertainment, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, and panel sessions showcasing the best new websites, digital projects, wireless applications, trends in music and film, video games, and start-up ideas.  The panel discussions are submitted by those interested in participating, and the public at large is able to vote and weigh-in on the selection process.  Zazzle has submitted 3 panels listed below, and we would appreciate your help insuring that our panels are among those selected.

You can vote for us whether or not you plan to attend!  More information about the specifics of our panels is included here:

Direct links to VOTE for each panel here:

Music Panel: DIY Merch Solutions / Crowdsourcing & Contesting

Interactive Panel: Limited Edition of 1 – Collaboration in Product

Film Panel: Product Placement and Inventive Marketing in Film

More information on the PanelPicker process here:

Thank you from all of your friends at Zazzle!!

Zazzle <3’s Seventeen Magazine!

February 9, 2011

Hey, fashionistas: Seventeen just launched a store on Zazzle! You now have a one-stop shop for cute tops, totes, mugs, and more from your favorite fashion magazine for teens.

Seventeen’s Zazzle store has lots of trendy designs for you and all of your friends! If your BFF’s birthday is coming up soon, be sure to check out the stylin’ Aquarius tees, or with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not send your crush a hint with a custom Seventeen card!

You can now have Seventeen with you all the time, so pick up the latest issue, then head over to the Seventeen store to start shopping!

Jersey Shore Season 3 Premieres Tonight!

January 6, 2011

Just in time for New Jersey to recover from a huge blizzard, Jersey Shore Season 3 returns tonight, and as Pauly D puts it, “We are absolutely gonna top last summuh.”

New season. New (same old) shore. New (same old) GTL. New grenades. New castmember who looks like a JWoww-Snooki chimera. Pretty much everything we need to know about new cast member Deena can be summed up in this quote: “It took a day for somebody to see my goods.”  New (same old) fights. And new footage of Snooki falling down. Good times on the J Shore!

Lots of new products will be coming soon, but the classics are still fresh.  This season looks to be as profane as ever so set your tivos!  Take a look at the TRAILER.

Help us FREE ELKA! Betty White shirts on Zazzle!

August 20, 2010

If you haven’t heard, Betty White is a rock star!  She plays a new character on TV Land’s original hit sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” named Elka Ostrovsky.  On the  season finale, Elka gets booked into custody after the cops discover a hidden stash of valuables in her storm cellar.  Elka’s dead husband was a fence for the Cleveland mob and she’s been holding the items for years.  Now the audience must wait until next season to find out what will happen to poor Elka – and you can help support her.

The Free Elka collection features Elka’s mug shot – and, yes, there is a mug shot on a mug. The merchandise, from T-shirts and bags to mouse pads and bumber stickers, can be purchased ONLY ON ZAZZLE!

Jersey Shore Returns / Real World NOLA supports Gulf Coast

August 2, 2010

And you guys thought that summer was almost over?  You cannot Deny, Deny, Deny – the Cabs are Here and Jersey Shore Season 2 has arrived!  Snooki, The Situation, DJ Pauly D, and the Jersey crew are back – this season shacked up in Miami so as not to piss off the mayor of New Jersey.

New episodes air on MTV every Thursday, and every time a new episode airs, Zazzle will launch merchandise featuring the recent dish.  Check out some of the delicious quotes from the Season 2 trailer and episode 1.

MTV’s “The Real World New Orleans” is currently running a promotion supporting the NRDC’s efforts to clean up the Gulf Coast.  Click on the shirt below and proceeds from every purchase will go directly to the NRDC.

Zazzle at Comic-Con 2010!

July 29, 2010

Zazzle had a blast at this years Comic-Con, collaborating on various programs with awesome partners.  We also spent some time rubbing elbows with some hot vampire celebrities.

We made 150 fans very happy with exclusive t-shirts at the premiere screening party for the awe inspiring and ever-offensive Jackass 3D out October 15!

Ugly Americans fans were amped to learn that they can now buy t-shirts featuring their favorite characters through Zazzle.

Quirk Books raffled off a framed print of the now infamous Pride Prejudice and Zombies star zombie lady, but don’t fret – Zazzle will continue clothing the undead.

Finally, an extra special shout out to Capcom whose booth we shared to give away exclusive t-shirts for: Street Fighter, Final Fight, and Ace Attorney – available on Zazzle only through August 15, 2010.

The Vampire celebrities – Mr. Hulk himself – The Jackass’ – even the President and Sarah Palin showed up in San Diego!

Harvey Milk on Zazzle!

June 7, 2010

Zazzle’s marketplace features many amazing stores.  It is perhaps most exciting to support charity organizations, and in that spirit, I am excited to spread the word about the recent launch of a store for the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. HMCRA is named in honor of Harvey Milk, the tireless human rights activist, and first ever openly gay man to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

HMCRA’s mission is to empower student learning by teaching tolerance and non-violence, celebrating diversity, achieving academic excellence, and fostering strong family-school-community connections.  With the recent cuts in education, this public school has been struggling to keep its teachers and maintain a comfortable learning environment.

Zazzle was honored to support their recent first annual Harvey Milk Day on May 22 to raise funds to support the school, and we will continue to do so by hosting the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy store.

Check out the recent press for the school and their amazing t-shirt in the SF Chronicle and 7×7 Magazine

Zazzle kicks it at SXSW

March 29, 2010

Last week, 3 Zazzlers including myself participated in the awesomeness in Texas, otherwise known as SXSW.  Fun was had, bands played mostly great music, beer and bbq were in abundance.

To commemorate this huge week in music, Zazzle launched Lyrical Inspirations Fan Merchandise in collaboration with SonyATV, the premiere music publishing company with the largest share of radio play in the U.S. market.  To launch the Lyrical Inspirations Fan Merch initiative, Artsprojekt procured original art from some of the world’s most cutting-edge talent including Andy Howell, Ginger Che, Anneli Olander, Noumeda, Steve Thomas, and Thomas Fuchs.  Artists and fans alike are now able to create unique designs inspired by classics such as “I Fought the Law,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Come Together,” “Like a Virgin,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” within a protected system of feedback and compensation. The result is pretty amazing, and we invite all to participate!

My SXSW Music Highlights included….

Zazzlers’: Cheap Trick, She Wants Revenge, Solange Knowles, and The Law.

Performers at the Zazzle sponsored Bay Area Takeover: The Ferocious Few, Sonny and the Sunsets, Geographer, Young Prisms, Ty Segall, The Sandwitches, Birds & Batteries, Tempo No Tempo, Leopold and his Fiction, Man/Miracle, Sleepy Sun, Still Flyin’, Or, the Whale, and Wallpaper.

Pix from our event The Bay Area Takeover!

Performers at the Zazzle sponsored Sonicbids event: CassavettesBad VeinsObi BestThe UglysuitCosmo JarvisJets OverheadThe BroderickBear HandsKate Miller-HeidkeFrancis, and Family of the Year.

Pix from our event with Sonicbids!

Various other amazing acts that we caught in no particular order: She and Him, Broken Bells, Surfer Blood, The Temper Trap, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Miike Snow, Matt Morris, Carney, Band of Skulls, Scissor Sisters, Rey Fresco, Nicole Atkins, Suzanne Vega, Charanga Cakewalk, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Dr. Dog, Jakob Dylan and the Three Legs (featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan), Neon Trees, Everything Everything, Chasing Kings, Crash Kings, and the illustrious Bone Thugs n’ Harmony… I could go on and on.

The week was also filled with new tech launches and fresh ideas.  4 highlights that I came away with:

-          Crowd-sourcing/Crowd-funding is injecting fresh energy into the music industry and is serving to keep bands afloat financially and creatively. Leading the way are companies like Kickstarter, Topspin, Bandbox, Nimbit, and Creative Allies.

-          Social media engagement is best utilized when focused; it does not have to be daunting and it can be fun.  Location based media was the hot new word on the Austin streets with companies like Gowalla, Four Square, and Whrrl asking everyone to check in here, there, and everywhere.  They may have some great functions, but I am happy to stick with Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace.

-          Augmented Reality is not just for creepy dudes and James Cameron fans’, it has many real life applications that truly augment reality. Companies like Total Immersion, Zugara, Redlaser, and Layar are doing some pretty amazing stuff.

-          Less is almost always more.  More often than not, filtering and condensing gets the point across more effectively.  A great example of this throughout the convention center: the trash bins here are labeled “Compost / Recycle / Landfill.”  That last word makes us all think about the end result of our behavior… And perhaps this is why Twitter filled up 3 exhibit halls full of folks for their less than stellar keynote, because 140 characters is plenty.

On that note, I bid adieu and ask that you follow me on Twitter @zazzlemusic.

Partying with Rachael Ray!

I was on bike all week, but watch the Fader fort will get ya!


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