The Circuit: Pre-Thanksgiving Party Chit-Chat


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We’re coming up on the holiday of holidays – when cocktails flow and tensions run high. If you’re headed to a friend or family’s Thanksgiving table next week, a good diffuser could be right here in The Circuit. We’ve set the table for lots of different interesting conversations this week – help yourself!


If you think you’re hungry… 1 in 6 kids are hungry everyday in America. But what can you do about it? Check out the work the LAIVideo team did with our client Share Our Strength to promote their No Kid Hungry initiative. You and your family might just get #hangry together.


The Main Event

A serious conversation - America has a winding and trying history. Recently profiled on PBS’ Finding Your Roots, Republican Strategist and CNN political contributor Ana Navarro discovered her 4th great-grandfather was born into slavery. But the twists that waited for Ana left her in tears,  “I love the fact that he went from being property that could be willed to having property and assets that he could will.”


Cocktail Hour

Chilly out? Grab a mug of spiced cider and pull up this blog by polar explorer Ben Saunders. Attempting to be the first to complete a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica, Ben blogs about his days crossing the continent with grit, determination and some very high-tech gear. Check out his Q&A session, my favorite is where he talks about his visits to the US as being key to his weight gain plan. Cheers Ben!

Ben Saunders Expedition


Finally, a sweet moment: Johnny Earle, founder of Johnny Cupcakes, shared the true story behind his success with HubSpot’s Inbound conference, talking about how your brand DNA is your story, why good packaging doesn’t get thrown away, and how he has found success in the competitive retail industry. Read it here.


Black Friday

And for those of you who need a plan to burn off the turkey – former Gatorade and Nike exec Sarah Robb O’Hagan, the CEO of Flywheel Sports, just announced a new “Fly Anywhere” streaming bike and content platform. So you can now “Fly” from home, on the road, or anywhere that suits you by streaming the Flywheel programs on your personal device. On top of the announcement, Sarah has some pretty smart things to say about her “Restless desire to keep finding higher mountains to climb.”


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