Thursday, May 12, 2011
The kind I love to share…
Nick Gilbert, son of Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, is representing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the upcoming NBA draft lottery on May 17, 2011.
That’s a pretty cool experience for an inspiring 14-year old from metro Detroit. Nick is also the 2011 National Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Ambassador. As the 2011 CTF ambassador, Nick’s role as the Cavaliers on-stage representative comes with important additional responsibilities – including raising awareness for the battle against nuerofibromatosis (NF). Nick Gilbert was born with NF more than 14 years ago (more info on this in the press release below).
Congrats Nick. Have a wonderful day on the 17th and continue all the great things you do!
Read the full release below: Continue reading “Nick Gilbert – 2011 National Children’s Tumor Foundation Ambassador Represents Cavaliers @ NBA Lottery” »
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I got an email this morning passing along this great list of cool sites for Twitter lovers.
You can read the full list here of 101 Tools for the Ulitmate Twitter Expert.
It's a pretty comprehensive list and covers everything from Twitter backgrounds to integrating the music you're listening to into Twitter.
I won't repeat the list here, but please go check it out.
Thanks Michelle for send this along!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
By Stuart Davis
I have previously written about the beginnings of an addiction to Twitter, my fascination with a social media virtual meetup, and the application of social media engagement to assist entrepreneurial success.
At Quicken Loans, we utilize twitter and other social media venues as a part of our marketing strategies and client service. We have quite a few stories regaling our abilities to help clients through our process successfully. I think that it is amazing that companies are out there listening and willing to take action when needed.
I recently had a series of events transpire that started off as a simple complaint and turned into a fabulous outcome. It is this one story that I will reveal to you in some detail so that we can see the power of social customer service on a person to person level.
About a month ago, I headed out of the house to enjoy my day. On my list of things to do were:
- Get a good cup of coffee
- Get the oil changed in my car
- Walk around the Ann Arbor Art Fair.
Continue reading “A Twitter success story – how Biggby Coffee made good” »
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Happy Mardi Gras!
If you've ever experienced the sheer joy of New Orleans' famous Fat Tuesday celebration, then you know how the magic transforms the crowded city into one festive frolic - from the family-picnic studded merrymakers Uptown, to the bacchanal, down-right raunchy revelry on Bourbon Street.
As a former New Orleanian, I find myself shifting between sentimental, sad, and thrilled on this day, as I simultaneously feel regret for not being there, and joy for my friends who are living it up, doing me proud before the sobering austerity of Ash Wednesday and Lent descend on the Big Easy at the stroke of midnight.
Today, as I was looking for news and web cams from which to catch a vicarious glimpse of the epic soiree, I found that the Times Picayune has enlisted a troupe of revelers to live-tweet the festivities!
Continue reading “Mardi Gras 2009 – Now on Twitter!” »
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
You never know what you’ll find on Twitter. Holy smokes.
Today, the lovely and vibrant Kelly was Twittering her heart out and came across this video on CNN of Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert. Dan is talking about one of Quicken Loans ISMs – "a penny saved is a penny."
In other words, if your goal in business is to save pennies, that’s all you’ll ever do. Think about that folks.
But the real story here is how we found out about it. On Twitter.
Wait a minute. He’s our chairman and we found out about a video of him on CNN by following CNN on Twitter. Now that’s pretty cool.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Seems like we’ve been highlighting sites that offer free stuff a lot lately.
Maybe that’s cuz we LOVE free stuff. Free is good.
So, I figured I’d share the latest sample I found that you might enjoy. Some good old-fashioned Dunkin Donuts coffee.
Now, I have to admit I haven’t had Dunkin Donuts coffee in years. I used to drink it all the time when I was a hipster, hanging out till all hours of the early morning at downtown Detroit clubs, but it’s been awhile. I look forward to the coffee sample to bring me back to those glory days.
Also, you can follow Dunkin Donuts Twitter to keep connected to your fav donut company. And, of course, you can follow Quicken Loans Twitter to keep connected to your fav mortgage company. Keeping connected is good.
Almost as good as a free stuff in the mail.