We’re Working On A Jetpack… But For Now, Here’s Some Hot Chocolate
posted ago by baron
For many holiday shoppers, Black Friday is the most important day of the year, which also makes it one of the most stressful. Year after year, the holiday’s hype has grown to the point where midnight line-ups, crushing crowds and department-store brawls are not only common, but business as usual. Now, as a product development company, we appreciate this love of product just as much as the next guy, but we believe that the occasion could do with a few more smiles.
That’s why this year, 20 intrepid Quirky staffers donned very special jetpacks, and ventured out into the fray to distribute hot cocoa and free products to Black Friday linebusters across the tri-state area. Armed with beverage-dispensing jetpacks courtesy of Rocketman Mobile Drink Systems, these whimsical warriors traveled to dozens of Best Buys, Targets, and Toys “R” Us’ across the region, chatting with eager shoppers and offering them a little liquid encouragement (each cup featured a coupon code for a free idea submission to boot). In the words of whoever narrates Law and Order, here are their stories:
Ellen Shapiro, wife of Head of Community Steven Shaw, fills up her jetpack with liquid love before venturing out into the night.
As early as Thursday night, shoppers were lining up outside the Midtown Best Buy in eager anticipation of Black Friday deals.
Quirky Retail’s Lauren Ball pours some chocolaty goodness for shoppers outside of the 59th Street Apple Store.
Retail’s Niki Zdanow and her husband brought a little cheer (and some free Wrapsters) to shoppers outside of the Westbury Target in Long Island.
Suzannah Kerr and Kirsten Booher of the People and Culture team spread cocoa and good cheer across midtown Manhattan.
During their trip to FAO Shwarz, community support rep Paula Rosenberg and designer Julia Troy found out that toy soldiers love hot cocoa too!
Two brand new community members show off their Quirky swag.
Perhaps the most dedicated rocketmen were Ben and Nikki Kaufman themselves, who spent the night hitting up Best Buys across New York state. Here, they share some Quirky love with a few of Santa’s helpers. Perhaps a lucrative business partnership is in store?
Oh, did we mention that we love hot chocolate too?
7-year-old PJ Shaw may have been smaller than his jetpack, but that didn’t stop him from earning a place as one of Quirky’s most avid ambassadors.