We're all connected 24/7 to computers, tablets, phones and television. But there's more to life than being online â€“ even for a digital media company! â€“ so this week we're excited to show you ways to connect with family and friends, even when there's no signal. Steinhafels presents OnMilwaukee Unplugged Week, a celebration of all things analog. Sit back, log into these stories and then log into the real world.
Just kidding. Please do read this.
But weâ€™re not kidding about Unplugged Week. Sometimes you need to turn off that the phone, computer, tablet or TV for a little while. Itâ€™s OK, and itâ€™s healthy.
Let me explain:
Here at OnMilwaukee, the sales and editorial departments are two very distinct entities, but weâ€™re not afraid to collaborate when it makes sense. And this was one of those times. In a sales meeting with Steinhafels last year, their marketing staff pitched us on the idea of a week dedicated to analog, unplugged content, and we liked it.
After all, weâ€™re a digital media company and online magazine that relies on, in part, page views and ad impressions to drive revenue â€“ but weâ€™re all addicted to our smart phones and Netflix and social media, sometimes at the detriment to our friends and family. Logically, it makes sense for a furniture store, however, to push the concept of in-home entertainment. This week, weâ€™re talking about that, but a whole lot more, too.
So yeah, telling people to log off OnMilwaukee is a weird proposition. We get it. But taking a break from all that screen time is important, too.
Hereâ€™s my suggestion: read this week of custom unplugged content. Then next week, spend a little less time online and actually do some of the stuff we suggested.
Weâ€™ll be here when you get back.Read more...