Thanksgiving at the Local Digital Marketing Agency

by Jay Joyce, President/CEO - Nov 20, 2014

The Idea People would like to wish all of our clients a joyful Thanksgiving! Over the past year, we have worked with some amazing clients and have been part of some extraordinary projects. As a leading Charlotte digital marketing agency, it has been a pleasure to watch so many of our clients grow into successful, dynamic businesses.

In additional to our clients, we are incredibly thankful for our amazing team. Each and every day, we have the privilege of working with some the city's most creative, enthusiastic professionals. It's truly rewarding to be doing such great work with such good people.

Dishin' on Social Media

Prime Visibility analyzed millions of social media conversations over the past couple of weeks, looking at what food item people are looking forward to most on Thanksgiving. Unsurprisingly, turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie were the three food items people were looking forward to the most this year. Check out the full list of items below:

Turkey: 4,554,936 mentions

Stuffing: 1,393,738 mentions

Pumpkin Pie: 1,063,457 mentions

Pecan Pie: 425,505 mentions

Mashed Potatoes: 261,467 mentions

Cranberry Sauce: 214,695 mentions

What's interesting is that turkey and stuffing were not only one of the most popular dishes, but were also the ones that people were looking forward to the least come Thanksgiving day. Check out this list of least popular Thanksgiving dishes. What do you think? Are these people crazy? I mean, I kind of see their point on cauliflower...

Turkey: 1,033,836 mentions

Green Bean Casserole: 210,845 mentions

Stuffing: 181,229 mention

Broccoli: 171,069 mentions

Cauliflower: 164,143 mentions

Pumpkin Pie: 107,250 mentions

It's True, Everyone Likes Cool Whip!

While we're on the subject, we thought it would be fun to look at some vintage Thanksgiving advertisements. Below is a sampling of some of the examples of creative Thanksgiving marketing over the years:

This 1969 commercial reminds us that, after the turkey and dressing, be sure to have Cool Whip on hand for desserts:

This commercial explains that Oscar Mayer gives you the taste of the holidays without all the hassle:

Possibly the funniest Thanksgiving commercial of all time, from Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey:

The Pilgrim tells his tale of how he escaped a Thanksgiving dinner without Stove Top Stuffing:

And finally, it isn't a commercial - but it is delightful! A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving:

Happy Thanksgiving from The Idea People!

The Idea People, Charlotte’s leading web design and digital marketing agency, wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! If your business needs creative ideas that connect with consumers, contact Jay Joyce with The Idea People at or call 704-398-4437.

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