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Critical holiday questions

Posted by thecastlegroup on December 22, 2009

As we head into the holiday season, it’s clear there is still work to be done in the communications world, as you’ll see from the pressing questions below.

We’ll ask you, dear readers, to help answer Lila’s urgent questions. (And if you have a few to add, we’ll see if we can get those to the big guy as well.)

Yes, Lila, there is a Santa Claus, and it looks like he needs a PR department.

Letter from Lila to Santa, 12-21-09

Dear Santa—

Is it fun to live in the snow all the time?  Do you ever have time to play? What is you’re favrite thing to do when you’re working? How do you see evreyone at one time? Have you ever not gaven someone a present? How do you stay dry if it’s snowing when you are on you’re slay? How is Rodolph’s nose light enough in the dark? How tall are elfs? How many raindeer do you have? What time do you start dlifering presnts? Do you ever go on vacation? How long does it take to dlifer presents? How long are elfs ears? How can you bring a lot of peresents to houses? Do you have any pets? Do you celerbrate any other holidays? Do you have any kids? Who is your best friend? What dose Mrs. Clause do? How many people were nice this year and how many were naughty this year? Do you ever have to go to the bathroom when you are delivering presents and how do you go?




8 Responses to “Critical holiday questions”

  1. Scott said

    Classic stuff!

  2. Lila – it’s obvious that Santa hasn’t developed his “message platform.” Our San Francisco agency, LCI, (and I’m sure The Castle Group as well) works with clients to make sure all the key questions are answered upfront so there is a consistency in every communication. We call our program “Magnetic Messages” because they’re messages that stick.

    One of your most important questions is how does Santa goes to the bathroom? Those worldwide hauls can get VERY long and inquiring minds want to know.

    Happy holidays to you, your family and the Castle Group gang.

    Cheers, David

  3. sandy lish said

    David, like any smart Mom, Santa’s mom always told him to “go before you get in the sleigh.” And Santa always follows his mom’s advice!

  4. Lila,

    You have asked many thought-provoking questions, causing me to add a few with a Silicon Valley twist.

    Does Santa have and use a cell phone? Does he use a bluetooth headset when guiding the sleigh? Does Santa rely on a GPS system to get around the world? Does Santa twitter? Do the elves twitter? When will someone post a video to YouTube of the twittering elves? Has social media enhanced Santa’s ability to know who is naughty and nice? Does Santa keep track of all that toy inventory with RFID devices? Can they access online games at the North Pole?

    As you can see, Lila, you have opened a very big topic that is even fun and exciting for adults. I hope you have a very happy holiday season and that Santa leaves you wonderful presents.

    Mary Curtis

  5. Hi Lila, The thing is I want to know when we’re going to get some answers…..?? After all, Christmas is the day after tomorrow!!! Have a great time and I hope Santa leaves you lots of presents for doing all this PR for him!!!


  6. Mary Walsh said

    Lila should head up the PR department for sure, she is one expressive and thoughtdul little girl I bet Santa was very good to her. I am sure he has pets and I bet he loves to cook

  7. […] Please read below on the 2010 musings on “Castle kid” Lila in her annual letter to Santa. (Read Lila’s 2009 letter.) […]

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