*Hilton Hotels has teamed up with The Onion to use humor to attract new customers. [The New York Times]
*Fundraising platform Kickstarter launched 18,000 projects in 2012 and 17 of them raised more than $1 million. [The Washington Post]
*Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce will be announcing the dates and opening registration for both Engage!13 conferences this Tuesday.
*If you're attending the Imaging USA event, Garrett Nudd and Lisa Stoner will be presenting a class this afternoon at 5:00 called "Friends With Benefits" on how to best work with other wedding professionals, how to get on a planner's preferred list and increase referrals.
Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:
*Data from Splendid Insights was featured in a front page article on Boston.com this week.
*The Northeastern U.S. Wedding Market Study is now available for purchase from Splendid Insights.
*I'll be speaking in Savannah, GA on February 5th. My presentation is called "Does This Trophy Make Me Look Like a Narcissist? Understanding the Millennial Generation and Your Business"
*Mayra and Xochitl of AaB Creates included Think Splendid in their 'must reads' for getting your business in order. (No slouches themselves, they also released a wedding guidebook app for iPad this week, appropriately called "Weddings for Smarties.")
*I'm still accepting applications for the Splendid Internship! You can find all the info on the wedding job board here.
Recent wedding job postings:
Fine Stationery Boutique Assistant at King's Scribe (Chappaqua, NY)
Bridal and Bridesmaid Stylist at LeJeune Mariee Brides and Maids (Columbus, OH)
List an opening for a wedding-related job or internship