Aly's Newsletter: Happy Holidays Edition
There's a fair chance this will be my last newsletter before Christmas because I absolutely see out-of-office responses I'm getting exponentially increasing the last few days.
(However, if a new batch of time-sensitive assignments happen between now and Friday, which is always possible, that will change.)
Hope everyone is doing fun, safe things! (Seriously, be careful and make good decisions no matter where you are and what you are doing. It's looking bleak out there.)
Here's what I'm working on right now and over the holiday:
1. I'm working on a story for AllRecipes on the apparent decrease of diet soda on store shelves. I'd love it if a credible expert can discuss why we are seeing less of it - is it that people are just over diet soda? Is it a marketing thing? (Zero-sugar soda is now easier to find than "diet" soda). I'd love it if someone from Pepsi or Coca Cola can send a statement I can include as well!
2. For SPY.com, I'm working on all of the following:
best products for single people -- This is sort of adjacent to to Valentine's Day + guide to being single, through products
how to keep coffee fresh - open to expert input on this one, but also open to product pitches
best coffee table books
Best Valentine's Delivery Gifts (thanks, omicron...)
Best Valentine's Gifts To Get On Sale Now
Best Valentine's Gifts - this is an all-encompassing Valentine's Day gift guide.
Here's what has been published over the last few days.
Duff Goldman’s Raisin Custard Tart Is A Perfect Holiday Dessert
Son Brings Dad To Tears By Revealing He Secretly Paid Off His Mortgage To Retire
Martha Stewart’s Stroopwafels Are the Sweet Treat You Need for Holiday Entertaining
Don’t Scare Her Off! 21 Valentine’s Day Gifts For New Relationships in 2022
The Best Calendar Apps for Getting and Staying Organized
The Best Places To Buy Gift Cards Online
Celebrate National Bacon Day with these freebies and discounts
Taco Bell is adding chicken wings to its menu in January
As always, if you or your client are featured in any of these stories, I super appreciate any social media shares tagging @alywalansky and the outlet. Thanks!
Have a lovely holiday, everyone! I can’t wait to see what everyone is cooking and baking this weekend.
Happy holidays Aly! Grateful for you 😘