Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Wyandotte woman, 24, adjusting to life after capturing the crown; will represent Michigan at Miss USA pageant.
Jaclyn Schultz, of Wyandotte, was networking in her career as a media strategist when she decided to enter the Miss Michigan pageant as a new challenge. A newcomer to pageants, Schultz was hoping to finish in the top 15. But instead, she won the crown. Schultz, 24, who works for Brogan & Partners in Birmingham, was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2013 at ceremonies in Port Huron. She was among 70 women who competed for the title of Miss Michigan USA on Sept. 29 at McMorran Theater in Port Huron. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was sobbing in all the pictures.” She was a little nervous about being in the Miss Michigan pageant, but it was more excitement on her part, Schultz said. “I channel my nerves toward it being a positive thing.” On …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
An alleged copyright infringement caused the video to be removed this weekend.
The Pure Michigan video that was filmed in part at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak has been removed from YouTube because of an alleged copyright infringement. "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Songs Music Publishing," reads a message that replaces the viral video link. Both Pure Michigan and the video's producer acknowledged the problem. The viral singalong video featured people across the state singing Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's "Good Time." It was filmed for Pure Michigan by Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss of Status Creative last month as part of a weeklong road trip to 50 tourist stops in Michigan. The three-minute video premiered at halftime of the Detroit Lions-St. Louis Rams game earlier this month. Creator …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Here's the video, filmed in part at the Detroit Zoo. It premiered during halftime of Sunday's Detroit Lions home opener.
'We don't even have to try — it's always a good time." That was the phrase performed again and again, from the dunes of Lake Michigan to the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, during the filming of a Pure Michigan video that shows off the depth of tourist attractions in the state. The video, filmed for Pure Michigan by Jeff Barrett and Rob Bliss of Status Creative, includes an August sing-along at the Detroit Zoo. It was filmed last month as part of a weeklong road trip to 50 tourist stops in Michigan. The three-minute video, which can be viewed here, premiered at halftime of the Detroit Lions-St. Louis Rams game on Sunday; the singalong song was Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's "Good Time."
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Through television commercials and in-store promotions, Kroger is bringing Michigan Made products to the forefront of its shelves in response to consumer demand for local products.
Visit the dairy case at any Kroger store in the state this week and you’ll see the first feature of the company’s partnership with Pure Michigan to promote locally raised and made foods. Kroger brand milk is the star of the newest Pure Michigan television commercial and the first consumer packaged good to be featured in the state’s iconic advertising campaign. As Kroger customer communications representative, Dave Hollandsworth, explains, there are three components to the new campaign: promote local brands through Pure Michigan, work with Michigan State University’s Product Center to bring smaller brands to Kroger shelves and clearly identify those products that are “Michigan Made" throughout the store. “In some cases, I have felt almost …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
More than 30 local businesses and non-profits showcase their Michigan made chops at the Great Lakes Showcase Monday.
Say "bye-bye" to foreign products and buy Michigan! That’s what the owners of more than 30 Michigan-based companies and non-profits are hoping customers will do. They featured their products at the Great Lakes Showcase at the Southfield Westin Hotel on Monday. “If Michigan people buy Michigan stuff, the economy will improve for everyone. It’s really simple and basic—but true,” said Rejeana Heinrich of Standish, MI, a self-proclaimed sisterprenuer, who in conjunction with her two sisters launched Michigan-Made.com, a website dedicated to selling only Michigan-made products. The Buy Michigan campaign, which is supported by Gov. Rick Snyder, has paid off for Michigan-Made.com, which has seen a 400 percent sales growth in the past year. In …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Wisconsin's travel website is using a mitten image on its travel website; some Michiganians think Wisconsin should keep their hands off our mitten.
Do you think it's thumbs-up or thumbs-down to Wisconsin's use of a mitten image in its winter promotions? According to a story on Mlive.com, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is using the image of a slightly misshapen mitten to look like the state of Wisconsin on its winter travel site. This has prompted some good-natured jousting between the folks in Wisconsin who think their state is shaped like a mitten, and Michiganians who know there can only be one mitten state. According to the Mlive story: "Dave Lorenz, manager of public and industry relations for the state of Michigan, said the two state tourism agencies are friendly. “We understand their mitten envy,” he said with a chuckle, “but there is only one mitten state, only one Great …