Preview the 2010 IKEA product line in NYC with IKEAFANS.com staff on July 28th. Enter to win both an invite to the private, press-only event as well as dinner and drinks out the night before and a special $100 gift from IKEA in addition to all the usual IKEA swag. Last year, I hear it was pillows.
IKEAFANS.com is running a contest to see who’s the biggest IKEA Fan! Is it you? Are you 21 and live in or near NYC (or can get there on short notice)? Convince them that YOU are indeed the BIGGEST IKEA Fan and win a guest invite to the 2010 IKEA Catalog Launch event on July 28, plus dinner and drinks the night before, a $100 IKEA Gift basket, the usual IKEA swag and well, possibly more to come!
Entries must be received by July 21st and can be your stories in words and pictures or in video format. Maybe you want to sing a song? Whatever, just do it quick! Enter to Win
TheIKEAWorld.com has just launched, and they’re looking for IKEA co-workers to guest blog! Do you have stories at the end of your day that you’d love to share with someone else who would just ‘get it’? Tired of having your friends and family stare at you blankly when you talk about working at IKEA? Then you NEED to blog at TheIKEAWorld! Find out more about guest blogging about the IKEA World!
The private forum for TheIKEAWorld.com is being hosted at IKEAFANS.com, which has an established group of IKEA Co-Workers who are active on the forums. If you’re an IKEA Co-Worker and you’d like to join the IKEA Co-Worker’s Private Forum at IKEAFANS.com, send a request for an invite to: Susan@IKEAFANS.com.
Totally cool story about how social networking through Twitter saved the day for one IKEA customer. Story told by OzDJ (@OzDJ) on his Phlog and retold by LaurelPapworth on her Social Media Blog: the business of being social.
Long story short:
- @OzDJ needed some shelves.
- @aDB was at the local IKEA.
- @OzDJ bribed @aDB with some IKEA food and instant karma to check on the stock.
- Less than an hour later, @aDB posted a picture on TwitPic as evidence of available stock.
- Social Networking for the WIN!
I actually saw these tweets go by in my twitter stream, (!!) and having witnessed the same on IKEAFANS on many occasions, I nodded and went back to work. The difference here is IMMEDIACY. Within an hour, OzDJ had posted this picture of said stock:
Check out the evolution of TwitterCaching that grew out of this exchange: #twittercache and OzDJ’s post about it here: Forget the Obama Inauguration – this is the first ever #twittercache.
Positive Fanatics is back!
We’re thrilled to announce that Positive Fanatics is coming back. After chatting with Armand about the future of Positive Fanatics and our commitment to the longevity of its position in the online IKEA community, we’ve agreed to take over and continue in the tradition of offering timely news on IKEA, information on store openings, events and sales, and other tasty tidbits about the store we all love – IKEA.
We don’t plan to change much, though we’ll be posting more frequently (like Armand was able to in the beginning) and focusing on the stories of IKEA fanatics – that’s YOU!
So, please…help us get off on the right foot! Do you have a story to tell? Photos to share? A complaint, grudge or just comments? Send them in! Let’s get this baby moving!
Welcome back, Positive Fanatics!
Susan and James
Myles D. Grant, founder of the IKEA Lovers Group @ FLICKR (the largest in its category with 190 members so far) has given us Co-Admin status. Thanks a lot. Will do our best, Sir!
Also, just got word that we’re on Core77, “The Industrial Design Supersite”. Thanks for the mention “Big Elvis”. LINK.
Susan Martin of ikeafans.com sent a nice email on her way to baking a pie. If you need help assembling an IKEA project visit her extensive database. LINK.
Lastly (at least for today), this funny post from Easternblog:
“It’s my duty, as someone who has a category “IKEA” on her blog, to let you all
know that someone has started an Ikea-themed blog, Positive Fanatics.” LINK.
I take these as good omens for our baby blog.:)