Hope everyone had an awesome Halloween (Joanna Thompson killed it yesterday)!
DST ends Sunday morning at 2:00 A.M. so don't forget to change your microwave and oven clocks accordingly and get your Fantasy Football lineups set in time.
Also, here are three other important things you should know: 1. Is Deadspin dead? Probably not, but the entirety of the staff resigned in the last few days over new editorial standards that would have limited what the sports blog could write about. The sports hub wrote on a variety of subjects - from pop culture to politics - and often had its non-sports posts outperform their sports content. All that came to an end and the mass exodus began with the firing of Editor-in-Chief Barry Petchesky. "Deadspin has for years been a home for journalists who took no prisoners in the world of sports and beyond. Yet now its new corporate overlords at G/O Media are dismantling this razor-edged fulcrum of athletic dissent like a buzzard chewing the gristle off the last bone ... [Paul Maidment] ordered the crack staff to stop straying into politics, food, or other assorted ephemera and stick to sports. 'Where such subjects touch on sports, they are fair game for Deadspin. Where they do not, they are not,' the instantly infamous memo stated." The Nation via Significant Digits 2. Google continues its data grab. Or, an alternate lead in is "Google is going to acquire Fitbit for over $2 billion." FitBit will help boost Google's presence in the wearable markets, where Apple just posted a 54% increase in earnings for their own wearable products. "'With Google's resources and global platform,' says Fitbit CEO James Park, "Fitbit will be able to accelerate innovation in the wearables category, scale faster and make health even more accessible." Osterloh adds that the deal is an "opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS, as well as introduce Made by Google wearable devices." Wear OS' Sameer Samat says that the pair will mash Fitbit's hardware and Google's software smarts together." Engadget 3. Did you know most of the best food in Atlanta can be found on Buford Highway? This stretch of Atlanta is home to all sorts of cultural cuisines, traditional and fusion, and is always worth consideration when thinking about where to eat (I live in East Cobb but will never hesitate to drive to Buford Highway to get La Mei Zi for Chinese food [plus it's BYOB]). And now Atlanta Magazine has released a guide to help you on your journey. 24 Hours on Buford Highway takes you through breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus late night eats and desserts. Check it out here and then go this weekend. The weather's perfect for it. New from Marketing Looking for talking points with customers and prospects? We put together a holiday calendar for November and December that highlights strategy for the big holidays (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.) as well as holidays people may not even know about (Green Monday, Panic Saturday). Download it here. Know Your Newbies
Eric did a student exchange program for over a month, traveling around Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland.
Evan used to be in a pop-punk band. Shelby believes in aliens. Springbot Shoutouts "Shoutout to Joanna Thompson for yet another fun month in the office - you're a tremendous presence for this company and the BDR Team appreciates all you do for US!" Matt Gianakos "I'd like to give a shoutout to the entire Customer Success Team for a record setting upsell month for October with over 100 individual upsells for $67K! Get ready for the busiest time of the year - holidays are here!" Amber Remm "Shoutout to Matt Jarman to getting over 10k on the month, being an idea man with a plan and continuing to lead by example." Joel Thomas "Shoutout to Andrew Foah for setting a Springbot record with $22,874 (!!) of upsell in the month of October." Jimmy Gutowski "A big shoutout to Christina Roughton for spearheading the Halloween efforts for the marketing team — coming up the idea for our team costumes, decorating our space, and getting us in the spirit with some delicious homemade treats!" Lisa Ng "Big thanks to Emily Farina and the rest of the Employment Brand Team for the 'Balloons over Springbot' idea for Monday morning. And a special thanks to Amanda Newby, Rebecca Ruffino, Anna Somora, Cody McGuire and Emily Farina for getting here extra early on a Monday morning to blow up and distribute the balloons." Joanna Thompson "Shoutout to James Beaumont in always providing quality opportunities, producing revenue, being consistent and always bringing his contagious energy to the team." Joel Thomas "Big shoutout for Joanna Thompson and Amanda Newby for all the set up the did for Halloween." Cody McGuire "Big shoutout Christina Roughton, Jonathon Ramey and Ben Greene for all of their work on the Zapier integration. Anytime something looks simple, you can be sure it is not. We have a road still to go but are in great shape with these 3 leading the way." Jarrett Board "Shoutout to James Beaumont for driving over $5,500 in revenue off of his desk in October - impressive quality of work, James!" Matt Gianakos "Shoutout to the Product Team for providing an amazing update on where things are at with all things soon to be in BETA - our customers will be THRILLED to use some of this new functionality!" Amber Remm "Shoutout to Molly Blechman for always being engaged, asking good questions, being passionate and really caring about her customers. Also huge shoutout for getting North of Quota in her first month as an AE." Joel Thomas "Shoutout to the entire Customer Success Team for CRUSHING October!! What an amazing team effort." Customer Success Leaders "BIG shoutout to Clay Cooledge and Jonathan Cohen for big finishes to October! Both eclipsed 25 completed demos on the month." Matt Gianakos "Great job to Andrew Foah for killing it with some huge upsells in October!" Cody McGuire "Thanks to Christina Roughton for pulling double time on the API / Zapier work, and leading the marketing costume and office decor for Halloween!" Erika Jolly Brookes "Shoutout to Clay Cooledge to getting over 25 completes in consecutive months, always asking the right questions and constantly being impressive." Joel Thomas "Thanks to everyone for your participation in Halloween and the costume contest yesterday - it was such a fun day!" Joanna Thompson Mind Edit Ew, what's biofilm? In honor of yesterday's spooky holiday, here's a great read on how dirty your water bottle may be. You think you've cleaned it? Think again. [via Mashable] Happy Birthday! Laura Bishop (Oct. 28) Rosalynn Glover (Nov. 1)
Anniversaries Dante Hawkins (Oct. 23, 4 years) LaMia Florence (Oct. 30, 1 year) Sarah Scott (Oct. 31, 1 year) That's all for this week! Marketing Team