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The Piercing Ken Official YouTube Channel Surpasses 100,000 Views

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Hello my friends, I’m here to share a little bit of the coolness that’s been brewing in the Media Command HQ insofar as it applies to the Official YouTube Channel for the Piercing Ken website. It was only a short time ago that I was alerted about the Channel having surpassed 100K Views since its debut in September 2020. The launch of this Channel was very overdue as the Piercing Ken website has been online since 2010 and became a professional voice in 2016. It wasn’t until the scourge of the pandemic found so many of us stuck at home and thinking outside the box and boom here we went. Since its debut I’ve been steadily loading up content and according to the administration panel, there has been a brand-new video every other day since February of 2023. The clip that moved the counter past the 100K marck was actually a Short that I recorded only days ago at the NY NOW Trade Show. It’s embedded right below for your consumption.


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LCD Soundsystem Announces The Tri Boro Tour for 2023

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The Facebook Post:
it’s that time of year. we’re playing in new york again, but it’s a little different this time. It’s the tri boro tour.

last year we played 20 shows at brooklyn steel, which, while fun, nearly killed us all (as soon as we were done i immediately got sick for 2 weeks). we also kind of couldn’t remember the first, say, 14 shows because we were just grinding and holding on for dear life with only one day off in a row ever, trying not to blow out voices, knees, backs, what have you. none of us even realized we’d been in this tense fog until, when we got to the last few nights, everyone was suddenly able to actually let go, knowing we could kind of recover once we were done. on those last few shows, we opened up, added songs to the set, screamed our stupid heads off, and as a result, each show felt quite distinct from one another. once we realized how much more present we were able to be with a little space, it felt like, going forward, we should do whatever it took to feel that way every night—not just as we closed in on the finish line. so, this time, it’s 12 shows, in three chunks with some healing time between each group of four. this doesn’t radically change how many overall available tickets by very much, because the other thing we’re doing is moving around a bit, and the other 2 venues, terminal 5 and the knockdown center, are just enough bigger than brooklyn steel to make it make sense. i mean, nothing is big, just a bit bigger.
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New York Coffee Festival Set To Take Over NYC This Weekend

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The Press Release:
Get your coffee cups ready – The New York Coffee Festival is back! New York City’s flagship coffee event, the Festival will be taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend (October 6th-8th) for three days of non-stop coffee, tea, food, music, art, and more. Attendees can look forward to over 100 exhibitors, including: Parlor Coffee, Blueberry Roasters, Blank Street, Rishi Tea, Matcha Direct, De’Longhi, Bodum, Oatly, Raaka Chocolate, Aeropress, and so many more. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com.

Kicking off the weekend will be the annual CEO Forum, which welcomes leaders from across New York’s vibrant coffee shop scene for an afternoon of talks, interviews, business insight and lively discussion. This year’s theme is People and Talent Management, with the expert panel exploring how coffee and hospitality businesses can attract, retain and develop the next generation of talented workers in today’s tough recruitment environment. Full lineup can be found here.
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“The Chronicles” Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of Branded YouTube Channel

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Hello my friends and welcome to what I believe to be another awesome milestone for “The Chronicles” brand. I wanted to take a quick moment out of your day to let you know that today marks the Third Anniversary of the Official Branded YouTube Channel for “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” website. I’ve often mentioned that despite the website itself being around for a few years, we never approached a YouTube Channel for it until only a few short years ago. This year, the Piercing Ken website achieved its own 13th Year which you can learn about by clicking HERE if you’ve some interest in the background but let’s stay on topic with the Channel Anniversary. At that point in 2020, the pandemic was in full-sway when I realized how I should finally launch a Piercing Ken Channel and after some reworking of older ideas along with some new ones we were on our way. Waiting that long wasn’t really the best course of action but truth be told, “The Chronicles” wasn’t a professional voice until late in 2016 when I began attending the events held by The Toy Insider. Before continuing along, let’s raise it up for the video clip with the most views on the Channel. It was fashion related and came from the Style X event that I attended a few times.


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The Toy Insider Experts Reveal the Hottest Toys of 2023

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The Press Release:
The Toy Insider, the toy industry’s most influential organization and a trusted go-to resource for parents and gift-givers, unveiled its expert picks today for the best toys, games and gifts of 2023 in its 18th annual Holiday Gift Guide. This year’s hottest toys appear on one of three featured lists: the Hot 20, toys topping every kid’s wish list; the STEM 10, toys boosting STEM skills; and the 12 Under $20, fun-filled and affordable toys.

The media company also launched its interactive Perfect Present Wizard on thetoyinsider.com, helping consumers find the best toys for every child on their holiday shopping lists. The quiz asks five simple questions to determine the child’s age and interests, the desired play value and skill development, and then recommends toys based on the shopper’s budget.

“Unwrapping the perfect toy is pure magic, and every child and gift giver deserves to experience that magical holiday moment,” said Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy Officer, The Toy Insider. “Whether you use our Perfect Present Wizard or browse our Holiday Gift Guide, with a wave of our magic wand, we’ll help you easily find toys that WOW kids across every age and interest—while sticking to your shopping budget!”
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