Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2007. While pirate phrases and pirate photos may tickle yer fancy fer a time, this pirate video is sure to have you rollin' in the aaarrrrle. (It's a "pirated" clip, yarr.)
Ahem - Pirate accents aside, let's explore a few ways this story actually (believe it or not) relates to your business:
1. Viral - Talk Like A Pirate Day started in 1995 by two guys looking to create a fake funny holiday? Fast forward to today, where the Google Trends hot list shows several Pirate Day phrases, like pirate lingo, pirate translation, pirate name, pirate sayings, etc. Your business can similarly capitalize by spreading viral ideas (memes) around the Web that drive people to your website.
2. Funny - The pirate jokes are flyin' in droves thanks to this conjured holiday. Businesses that use good humor are more likely to succeed, because prospective customers respond so positively to things that make them laugh.
3. Recurring - Because Pirate Day repeats once every year, it has the potential (like it or not) to grow in popularity forever with the added benefit of a regular seasonal reminder to people of its existence. What traditions does your business have that motivate people to return to your doorstep?