Does your business giveaway FREE HUGS?

Posted: 10/14/2009 in HyperLocal

Does your business giveaway FREE HUGS?
A hug is a form of physical intimacy that usually involves closing or holding the arms around another person or group of persons. The hug is one of the most common human signs of love and affection. –Wikipedia
How to Hug

    Approach the person
    Embrace
    Don’t hug too tightly
    Don’t let go too early

Now that we got that out of the way lets begin! I was having lunch today at our local SubWay in Temecula CA with my girlfriend Kelly, when all of a sudden we were approached by two students from the Paul Mitchell School. They were wearing signs that said “FREE HUGS”. I thought to myself WOW! How cool is that! Talk about hyperlocal advertising! Thats it! Up close and personal. So Kelly snagged them and we were able get a picture with two of them.

They had the whole school giving out free hugs to everyone in the shopping center. Every time they asked someone if they wanted a free hug they always said “YES”. So, I thought to my self, “I wonder if other businesses give out FREE HUGS and how could they benefit from doing so.

When you hug someone we form a connection and in business that is everything. Feeling connected to your customers at all times. How do you stay connected with friends, family, and potential customers? Do you use facebook, linkedin,and/or myspace? Kelly also mentioned a FREE HUG social media campaign that was hug on youtube. The Free Hugs Campaign started by Juan Mann! Watch this video because it will melt your heart! He started giving away FREE HUGS until he was stopped by security and banned from doing it! He started a petition and received 10,000 signatures and worked the system! Truly amazing!

So I will end this blog post with a couple HUG quotes!
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. ~Bil Keane
You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug. ~Author Unknown
via The Quote Garden

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