**UPDATED 3/10/2010 at 3:00PM EST – If Stork Craft reaches 900 twitter followers AND 300 blog followers by the end of this giveaway(4/2), we will giveaway a rocking horse in addition to the changing table!**
Dee at Two of a kind, working on a full house is giving away an Aspen Change Table to one lucky reader. Visit the highlighted link above to read her review on the change table, and enter to win one, color of your choice! Contest ends April 2nd, and is open to both US and Canada. Enter as many times as you want.
Good luck everyone!
This past Friday we had a draw to win a Team Canada hockey jersey. All of the Stork Craft office and warehouse employees’ names were put into a hat and the winner received an authentic red Team Canada jersey. After everyone gathered together for the big draw, Michelle finally drew the name of………..BRENT! Brent, who is an Administrative Assistant in Ecommerce, was rumored to be very confident that he would win the jersey. Brent can be seen in the pictures above sporting his brand new Team Canada gear. I’m sure you all agree that he looks like a young Wayne Gretzky in these pictures.
On behalf of all of the jealous employees of Stork Craft, congratulations Brent and wear that jersey with pride!
Great news for those who want to purchase Canwood in Canada…You can now order it online at have it shipped right to your home, anywhere in the country! Visit TJ’s The Kiddies Store online to order the Canwood products of your choice, and enjoy!
There’s lots of interest in our Canwood Furniture line. Here are some recent questions posted on our blog about Canwood. I have posted the responses to below each question. Feel free to post more questions on this topic and I will do my best to answer them for you!
Thank you so much! I am VJ (Tweeted @vantalee) winner for the Stork Craft toddler bed in the white color. I am so excited about this! My little girl needs a bed! Thanks so much! Her name is Sarah and will be 3 on the 21st! She loves the bed, as do I! Thanks for everything Adam!!! You’re wonderful!
On behalf of everyone here at Stork Craft, we hope that Sarah enjoys this toddler bed for years to come.
Please take our poll on the right hand side of the page and vote for our next product giveaway! Here are your choices:
Tuscany Change Table (pictured in Espresso color)
Child’s Glider (for your little one to glide in **Not an Adult Glider**)
Aspen Change Table (pictured in Natural color)
The winner will be featured in our next Blogger Review/Contest Giveaway!
Stork Craft’s first ever contest giveaway was hosted on Dee’s blog at Two of a kind, Working on a full house and was it ever successful! We gave away a Stork Craft Tuscany Glider, Stork Craft’s newest and most plush glider to hit the market. With over 3000 entries in just over a month’s time, this was our most popular product giveaway ever! After a random selection process, we finally had a very deserving winner.
Meet Karen and her brand new baby boy Bryce Rowan, born on September 17, 2009, 8 lbs 4 oz. In Karen’s own words:
THIS IS JUST PERFECT TIMING FOR ME. I CAN’T WAIT TO ROCK MY SON!!! MY JAW DROPPED WHEN I FOUND OUT I WON THIS!!! I HAVE HAD A REALLY TOUGH YEAR. WE JUST MOVED INTO ANOTHER HOUSE-LONG STORY, BUT I HAVE BEEN SO DOWN AND THIS IS JUST PERFECT FOR A BABY!! I ALWAYS WANTED A GLIDER!!! IT WAS AN ANSWERED PRAYER. I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE WIN, AND MY FAMILY AND I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!
I enjoy my glider so very much!! I rock my sweet little boy to sleep every night. It is so plush and comfy that I have to be careful not to fall asleep myself!! I just wanted to thank you very much for my beautiful glider!! It is a must have for any Mom!!!!
Karen and Bryce, on behalf of Stork Craft we thank you for entering our contest giveaway and hope you two enjoy your brand new Tuscany Glider and Ottoman.
Corporate Blogs tend to remain just that, corporate. It is about companies pushing products to their followers, which is really just another way of advertising. Since I started this blog in the summer of 2009, I wasn’t entirely sure which direction to go in. Should I update our customers on upcoming products, have contest giveaways, highlight community involvement or get personal (meet the people of Stork Craft)? I started out just talking about our products and noticed very few people reading this blog. After a few months of blogging and having only 4 followers (one of them was my Mom, thanks Mom!) I decided to change it up. Gone were the flavorless, corporate posts that could have been read on our website or any advertisement, and in were the more colorful, interactive posts about winning prizes and meeting the employees.
I’m very fortunate to have the freedom to post about whatever is on my mind. I am not pigeon-holed into pushing company strategies and agendas on this blog. What I am encouraged to do is showcase my creativity and writing skills and encourage healthy conversation and dialogue. I hope that over the last number of months you have enjoyed reading all sorts of different articles. I try to freshen and mix things up every once in a while.
So I figured this would be a good time to get to know me, Adam Segal, the creator of this blog. My position at Stork Craft is officially titled ‘Manager, E-Marketing & Social Media’. What this means is I oversee and manage all of the social media outlets that Stork Craft is tied to (Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin). I need to drive traffic to these pages but I also thoroughly enjoy interacting with our customers (and potential customers). Who would’ve thought that a 25 year old male would be interacting with Moms on Twitter throughout the day? Not I.
A little bit about me: I am one of four children in my family, and all of us grew up in Vancouver, Canada. I did my Honors Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Ontario in Sociology. I graduated on-time and had no idea what to do, applied for an internship to work on Parliament Hill for the Canadian Government and was accepted. I was the only representative of British Columbia and one of eight chosen in Canada. After a year of working as a fresh-faced 21 year old for the Deputy House Leader to the Prime Minister, I decided that Ottawa was far too cold for my West-Coast blood so I came back home to Vancouver.
Upon my return I got my Tennis Canada Certification and taught children for the summer. Running my own tennis lessons was fun, but this wasn’t a realistic full-year job for me. I then joined the Stork Craft team as Assistant Logistics and Warehouse Coordinator, and worked in that position for a year until I decided to go back to school. I attended the University of British Columbia and received my Masters of Management Degree. I wanted to become more business savvy and this program helped me infinitely. Upon graduation a new position opened up at Stork Craft, and I fully understood the need for Stork Craft to become more of an online presence. I told the Executives that we needed to become well-known online and responsive to customers concerns. We needed to interact with our customers and listen to them. This is where I fit into the equation, and I have been working in this position since May 2009. I love it!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to post a comment here!