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Papa John’s — widget works

In Food Retail, New Media on May 24, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Okay, mixing my new fascination of widgets with learning to use my flip video today, I wanted to see how long it would take us to download the Papa John’s widget and place an order. Keep in mind that I’m a bit slow in online registrations because I typically read everything, I was typing with one hand holding the flip in the other and I had the help of a six-year-old. So, under other circumstances, it would have been EVEN faster. In under 20 minutes, we checked out the widget, read some things on the website, set up an online account and ordered a pizza through widget. The actual ordering part only took about a minute, and I have no idea how, but the pizza was delivered 16 minutes later.

Feeling the need to state the disclaimer again that Papa John’s is a client of Fleishman-Hillard where I work as a senior vice president. The account is not based in my office, and I do not work on it. It just so happens that I have a son who loves the product, and they have a widget!



Flip Flip Hooray!

In New Media on May 24, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Bought a flip video camera today. Been playing around with it & shot some stuff in the backyard. I’m definitely not the video guru in this family, but so far, flip seems pretty easy. Can’t wait to use it for work applications too.

Pizza Widgets

In Food Retail, New Media on May 23, 2008 at 4:05 pm

**While I do not work on the Papa John’s account, Papa John’s is a Fleishman-Hillard client.**

Love this application of a widget. Both Papa John’s and Pizza Hut now have desktop widgets so that you can order online without having to pull up the actual website. If you have a Papa John’s loving 6 year old like I do, that could come in handy.

While Pizza Hut wouldn’t give $ amounts, but said that online orders have grown six fold in the last three years, Papa John’s recently reporterd $1 billion in online sales since 2001. There are some interesting news items out there about if you want more details.