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December RollZ On + Upcoming AZA!
Vol. 51 and never felt better
Happy Tuesday, friendZ! Hope December is treating you well. Time is flying for me, per youzh, but I’m trying my hardest not to put things on autopilot just yet. I admittedly lost count at one point, HOWEVER, this is my 51st-ish Substack post in less than 50 weeks, and that’s something that makes me proud! Thanks for being part of it!
I’m cranking out writing assignments and churning away at my PR and affiliate work, which includes some consulting projects and a handful of client product launches. Life is busy in all the best ways and it gets me feeling grateful.
This week, I’ve got details on another upcoming Ask Z Anything (AZA) sesh. These have been so much fun, and I’m excited to squeeze in one last one for 2022! It’s a free perk for paid subscribers and a perfect opportunity to get some As for your Qs.
Other than that, we’ve got NewZ (can I have a late night talk show yet?) and another round of FunnieZ to get you through the week. These FunnieZ have been by far my most popular segment. I get so many emails about them and every single one makes me smile. Catch me on my Insta, where I play this game too!
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Bob McGrath, one of the original cast members of Sesame Street, passed away at the age of 90. Bob was in the pilot episode and remained part of the program for more than 50 years.
I’m super sad to share that Kirstie Alley also passed away this week. She was 71.
In much lighter news because dammit that was hard to write, Oxford Dictionaries has named “Goblin mode” the word of the year. Gen Z strikes again. We are so stupid.
In this week’s episode of Getting Old Is Getting Old, Adam Sandler uses a cane as he recovers from hip surgery. Didn’t think I’d be using these words in that order at this point in my life but here we are.
Even Elon has had enough of the anti(semiti)cs. Ye got the boot from Twitter this weekend after posting a swastika. He resurfaced on Instagram after the ban like a game of Whac-A-Troll, very casually accusing Elon Musk of being a half-Chinese clone. In related self-destruction news, West’s in-the-works deal to buy Parler is also now officially out-of-the-works, with both parties confirming the deal is dead.
Coming December 20: Ask Z Anything Returns!
This fall, I had the privilege of hosting an Ask Me Anything roundtable with friendZ in addition to another session I hosted independently. They went so well, I’m doing it again! Trying to make the very most of this year, I’m squeezing in one more session before the holidays! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 20 at 1:00 p.m. and bring your best questions. (You always do!)
If you’re in PR and looking to put some oomph in your affiliate results, this is for you!
If you’re a brand looking to manage your own affiliate program, this is for you!
These Q&A sessions are for paid subscribers (hello, perks!) and they offer a small group setting where we can dig into the details of affiliate marketing and PR. Not a paid subscriber yet? This is the perfect excuse! The annual subscription cost is less than my hourly rate at ZlataPR, giving you not only access to me for the AZA Q&A session, but ALSO ALL THE ARCHIVES!
Los Espookys, the Spanish-language camp comedy from exec producers Lorne Michaels and Fred Armisen will end after Season 2. The show debuted in 2019 and was co-created by Ana Fabrega.
The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ for its third season next March. It’s been a long hiatus for the spinoff series, whose season 2 premiered back in December 2020.
Wake up and smell the scandal! ABC has taken the co-anchors/co-sleepers Amy Robach and TJ Holmes off of their news posts at GMA3 after their affair came to light this past week. This was harder to follow than literally any OJ Simpson news.
Some extra cheer.
I posted an entirely different set this AM on my Insta. Keep laughing.
As always, thanks for reading! Have a fab week!