It’s Your Lucky Day: Get A Free Book For A Buzz


Buzz and Win a Copy of The Doodle Revolution- Amazon Best Seller Books


What did Einstein, JFK, Edison, Marie Curie, and Henry Ford have in common?  They were all inveterate doodlers.  These powerhouse minds knew instinctively that doodling is deep thinking in disguise–a simple, accessible, and dynamite tool for innovating and solving even the stickiest problems.  Author of the Doodle Revolution, Sunni Brown, is on a mission to bring the power of the Doodle to the rest of us.  She leads the Revolution defying all those parents, teachers, and bosses who say “Stop doodling!  Get serious! Grow up!”  Sunni overturns misinformation about doodling, demystifies visual thinking, and shows us the power of applying our innate visual literacy.

BestBuzz-Doodle-Revolution-Tony-Hsieh-Zappos-Penguin“There’s a reason why so many innovative companies use Sunni’s techniques for visual literacy, and it’s not because they want to have fun. These methods offer consistently better thinking and in the process deliver happiness as well.”  Tony Hsieh, CEO and author of Delivering Happiness


Sunni Brown, author of the Doodle Revolution, and Carrie Layne, CEO of BestBuzz, have teamed up to give 200 lucky startups a free copy of the Doodle Revolution book!  Be one of the first 200 people to scan the cover artwork of the Doodle Revolution using the free BestBuzz image recognition mobile app, and we will send you a free copy of the book.

1. Download the BestBuzz mobile app & Connect with Facebook or Twitter.

2. Scan the Doodle Revolution image (below) with the BestBuzz app to trigger image recognition.

3. That’s it- you’re entered to win automatically, and all winners will be contacted within 24 hours.

From one start-up to another, we really appreciate your buzz and support.  Please follow @Best_Buzz, and we will DM the winners.  Also, please keep us posted on how the Doodle Revolution helps get your creative start-up juices following.  Have a great week!  

Doodle Revolution Image Recognition Sunni Brown BestBuzz

 Check out Sunni’s TED Talk:  Doodlers, unite!

The Doodle Revolution is for people who want to think differently by using visual representations of ideas and thoughts to  promote better memory retention and help solve complex problems.  Creatives, entrepreneurs, startups, teachers, and  business leaders can all use these doodling-tactics while brainstorming with a team, taking meeting notes, or when at  your desk trying to solve complex business problems.  Countless industry experts use doodling techniques in their  professional lives to achieve great successes.


Sunni Brown’s new book The Doodle Revolution has been featured in countless popular news outlets such as, Fast Company, CBS News and many more.



Ranked as one of the Top 10 Hottest Startup companies by Startup America and Tech Cocktail, BestBuzz is a social amplification platform that helps businesses create, manage and deliver real-time content to fans that scan mobile activation codes from product packaging, in-store displays and print media.  Users can download the free BestBuzz mobile app to discover and unlock rewards from their favorite local businesses, brands, media publications, and consumer products. Start scanning QR codes, UPC barcodes, images and logos marked with the BestBuzz icon to instantly earn points and unlock exclusive offers from partners.

To learn more visit: and or follow @sunnibrown and @best_buzz.

Fans of The Shark Tank are Invited to Get Buzzed and Win


Tonight millions of people will tune-in to ABC to watch a special kids-themed episode of the Shark Tank from 9pm-10pm CST.  Viewers at home will also have a unique opportunity to play and win prizes during the show by scanning the Shark Tank logo (see how to buzz below) from their television screens with the free BestBuzz mobile app.

The BestBuzz app uses a technology called Image Recognition to create experiences and build connections for users between TV images and mobile devices.


Watch the SharkTank tonight, and when you see the image of the Shark Tank logo and sharks swarming above, then have the BestBuzz app downloaded and ready to scan your TV!  Fans that are lucky enough to “catch a shark” will be entered to win several prizes including gift cards, entrepreneurship books, posters, t-shirts, and other fun swag!

Please follow the steps below, and get ready to buzz-in and win during the show tonight!  GOOD LUCK!


Follow these simple steps to download the BestBuzz mobile app and get ready for the SharkTank TV Show tonight!

1.  Text BUZZ to 635-66 to get the BestBuzz mobile app.  You will receive a text response containing a link to download the free BestBuzz app, or you can go directly to your app store and search for “BestBuzz”.

2.  Important- make sure to connect with your Facebook or Twitter account when prompted because BestBuzz will contact the winners through social media.

4.  Now for the fun part!  Tap the SCAN icon on the BestBuzz app, and align the target on your phone to the SharkTank logo on your TV screen tonight.

5.  Bam! You just buzzed your TV screen using image recognition!  The confirmation message will appear on your screen, and the BestBuzz team will be receive your entry.

6.  That’s it.  Please follow @Best_Buzz on Twitter or Like BestBuzz on Facebook, so that our social media team can contact you.  Enjoy the show!


Watch as these four brave kids go head-to-head with The Sharks in tonight’s Shark Tank.

According to ABC News on March 14, “Shark Tank” will have its youngest entrepreneur ever. Kiowa Kavovit, age 6, is a little girl with a big idea, and tonight she will be asking for the sharks to partner launch her paint-on bandage business called Boo Boo Goo. She started her business when she was 4 years old, and tonight she’ll become the youngest person ever to pitch an idea on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

BestBuzz-SharkTank-BooBooGoo-Kiowa-BestBuzzMobileApp_QRcodeScannerName: KIOWA

Age: 6

Company: BOO BOO GOO





Age: 16

Company: iReTRON



BestBuzz-SharkTank-DefineBottle-BestBuzz_TwitterName: CARTER

Age: 15




The Sharks in tonight’s specially-themed “Shark Tank” episode featuring kids and teens are Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary.

“Shark Tank” is an American reality television show averaging 7 million viewers an episode, making it the most watched program on Friday nights in the 18-49-year old demographic. “Shark Tank” premiered on ABC on Aug. 9, 2009, that features business pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs to a panel of potential investors who act like “sharks” in the ocean biting the entrepreneurs whenever they can.

The kids-themed episode of “Shark Tank” airs on Friday, March 14 at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Mobile and the Store of the Future- SocialMediaToday Webinar

Mobile and the Store of the Future

An exclusive, live webinar from Social Media Today
February 4th at 12pm EST / 9am PST

Join the Webinar:

Social Media Today Webinar with BestBuzz CEO, Carrie Layne

Mobile and the Store of the Future- Mobile Marketing

The future of retail is in the palm of your hands. Pew Research Center reports 91 percent of American adults use a cell phone—not just for calling and texting. More and more shoppers are using them to locate, research, compare, and purchase products. And cutting-edge retailers are utilizing their customers’ devotion to devices with QR codes, to connect with coupons, and offer a higher level of customer care.


Now it’s a matter of moving with the mobile momentum. Join us to learn how to use mobile devices as a channel to enhance the shopping experience and develop more meaningful relationships with your mobile-savvy consumers. Points our panelists will touch on:

  • Setting clear goals for a successful CRM deployment.
  • Putting location-based messaging to work for you.
  • The benefits of shopping apps for your customers.
  • Best practices for mobile campaigns.
  • The importance of a social strategy.

Join the Webinar:

About the Panel:

Carrie Layne, founder and CEO of BestBuzz, is a pioneer in the digital marketing space with over 15 years of industry experience and has worked with brands including Cadillac, Proctor & Gamble, HP, Coca-Cola, Domino’s Pizza, MetroPCS, [yellow tail], Mary Kay, Penguin Random House, and several leading digital agencies and PR firms.Recognized as a serial entrepreneur, she launched her first company while living in the Cayman Islands. Since 2004, Layne has built four successful businesses and in 2011, Layne launched BestBuzz, a mobile app that rewards customers for generating “buzz” about the best places and products. BestBuzz helps brands boost customer acquisition and drive loyalty through mobile activation triggers and social amplification tools which are managed and tracked through the BestBuzz marketing platform. Connect with Carrie on Twitter @carrielayne and on LinkedIn.

Bonnie Stice is a Senior Manager of Digital and Social Media for AT&T. In her current role, she is a member of the Corporate Communications team, where she primarily focuses on community engagement for AT&T’s main social media channels.Bonnie is from Austin, Texas where she attended the University of Texas at Austin and obtained a degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Business. She’s a music lover – especially when it’s live and loud. When she’s not tweeting, she’s kayaking, running, and volunteering. @blstice

Kayla Green is the Digital Strategy Director for Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles, working on strategic initiatives for one of SaatchiLA’s largest clients, Toyota, with a focus on digital and mobile priorities. Kayla joined the SaatchiLA team from iconmobile, a WPP-owned mobile technology and marketing organization where she ran Client Services for some of the organizations’ global clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ford, Kimberly-Clark and Microsoft. Named one of Mobile Marketer’s ’25 Women to Watch’ in 2012, Kayla is also the Los Angeles chapter co-chair and San Francisco chapter founder of SheSays, a global organization for women in digital communications.
Paul Dunay, moderator, is an award-winning B2B marketing expert with more than 20 years’ success in generating demand and creating buzz for leading technology, consumer products, financial services and professional services organizations. Paul is the Global Vice President of Marketing for Maxymiser, a leader in web optimization and analytics, and author of five “Dummies” books: Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley 2009), Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies (Wiley Custom Publishing 2010), Facebook Advertising for Dummies(Wiley 2010), Facebook Marketing for Dummies 2nd Edition (Wiley 2011) and Facebook Marketing for Dummies 3rd Edition (Wiley 2012).

What Color Is Your Marketing? [INFOGRAPH]

Marketing Color Infographic

Best colors for marketing via BestBuzz

When you understand how different people respond to different colors, you will be able to take advantage of it to get the best out of people.

Tones of Red

Here are some tones of red. Light Red - Implies joy, passion, sexuality, sensitivity, and love. Dark Red - connotes vigour, will power, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath. Reddish Brown - Implies harvest and fall. Brown - Connotes stability and masculinity. Pink - Depicts romance, live friendship, femininity, and passiveness. The color of fire and blood reflects a strong emotion. The enhancement of the human metabolism, increased respiration rate, and raise in blood pressure.

Tones of Orange

Here are some tones of orange. Dark Orange - Implies deceit and distrust. Red Orange - Depicts desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action. Gold - Implies illumination, wisdom, wealth, high quality, and feeling of prestige. The sensation of heat is given to the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. This increases the supply of oxygen to the brain, stimulating mental activities. This is demonstrated in the fact that health foods stimulate appetites.

Tones of Yellow

Here are some tones of yellow. Dull Yellow - This implies caution, decay, jealousy, and sickness. Light Yellow - Means intellect, joy, and freshness. This is the color of the sun. It stimulates cheerfulness, producing warmth, generating energy to the muscles. When over used, it causes disturbing effects with food.

Tones of Green

There follow are some tones of green. Dark Green - Implies ambition, greed, jealousy, and money. Yellowish Green - Depicts sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealous. Aqua -Means emotional healing and protection. Olive Green - Means traditional color of peace.

Tones of Blue

Here are some tones of blue. Light Blue - Implies health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness. Dark Blue - Implies knowledge, power, integrity, and sickmess. This is the color of the sky and sea. It is associated with stability and depth. It is of benefit to the human mind and energy, generating a calm effect.

Tones of Purple

Here are some tones of purple. Light Purple - Implies romantic and nostalgic feelings. Dark Purple - Implies frustration, sadness, and gloom. Power is symbolized by the stability of purple and the energy of red. It symbolizes nobility, luxury, and ambition. Purple implies independence, wisdom, magic, and wealth.

Black and White

Here are the meanings of black and white. Black - A mysterious color which is associated with fear and uncertainty. It has a negative connotation, formal, elegant, and prestigious. It implies death, evil, authority, and formality. White - Referred to as that which implies perfection. It has a positive implication and represents a successful start. It reflects innocence, purity, virginity, cleanliness, amidst other. BestBuzz is a social amplification platform that generates word-of-mouth buzz through mobile marketing technology.  Brands use the BestBuzz platform to create and manage mobile customer experiences and deliver social rewards to their friends. BestBuzz is a free mobile app available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile smartphone users.  Text BUZZ to 635-66 to download the BestBuzz app.   Source:

It’s the End of the World As We Know It: Are you prepared?

In order to prepare for the end of the world on Friday, December 21st, 2012, the BestBuzz team wanted to make sure you were fully prepared…to sing this song by REM.

PREDICTION:  It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine) by REM will be trending on social media, and radio stations and karaoke bars will be flooded with requests for this song.

We look forward to reading your predictions for the end of the world in the comments.  Godspeed.’

It's the End of the World As We Know It

It’s The End of The World As We Know It Lyrics (for the people that didn’t memorize this song in high school).

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs.
Feed it off an aux speak, grunt
No strength the ladder starts to clatter with the fear, fight down height.
Wire in a fire, representing seven games with a government for hire and a combat site.
Left of West and coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.
Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered crop.
Look at that low playing! Fine then.
Uh oh, overflow, population, common food, but it’ll do.
Save yourself, serve yourself.
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed.
Dummy with the rapture and the reverent in the right – right.
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light,
Feeling pretty psyched.

It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o’clock – TV hour.
Don’t get caught in foreign towers.
Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn.
Locking in uniforming, book burning, blood letting.
Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive.
Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crush. Uh oh,
This means no fear – cavalier.
Renegade, steer clear!
A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies.
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
And I decline.

It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

The other night I dreamt of knives, continental drift divide.
Mountains sit in a line
Leonard Bernstein.
Leonid Breshnev, Lester Bangs and Lenny Bruce.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom!
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam book neck, right?

It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine… fine…

(It’s time I had some time alone,
It’s time I had some time alone,
It’s time I had some time alone
I feel fine…)

It’s the End of the World As We Know it Video by REM: