Weekend Reading: New contests, retail concepts & fatherly figures

Rogers New Retail Launches

Last week we were excited to launch our brand new retail concept at our Yonge/Bloor location, with over 20 newly redesigned stores hitting Canada throughout 2012!

In our RedBoard post, we highlighted the top 8 enhancements you can expect to see in the new stores. I always find visuals leave a lasting impression though, which is why we updated our post to include photos and videos from the Toronto launch party as well. Check out some candid shots on our Google+ album, and watch the video for all the live action, including an interview with Sian Doyle, our VP of Retail.

Upcoming Contests & Tours

Next week, the hit TV series True Blood returns for season 5, and Rogers wants to celebrate with you! First, catch up on all the action from last season on Rogers Anyplace TV before the big premiere on June 10. We’ve got season 4 in its entirety, full of vampire lust, gore, and drama – FREE for all Rogers Cable TV customers with a subscription to HBO.

If you’re still blood thirsty and can’t wait until the premiere on HBO Canada, you’ll definitely want to visit Beyond the Guide for their “Gimme 5 for True Blood” contest! Rogers customers who subscribe to The Movie Network can enter for a chance to win two tickets to an advance screening of the True Blood Season 5 premiere June 6th at the Velma Rogers Theatre in Toronto! Get treated to hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with fellow “Truebies” in our “Merlotte” and “Fangtasia” rooms, where you’ll have the chance to win some amazing prizes too!

If you’re more mall-surfer than couch-surfer, you’ll want to look for our teams next month during our “Smoked by Windows” tour. Test your phone’s speed against a Windows phone, such as the Nokia Lumia 710 or 900, for a chance to win a $100 Rogers gift certificate! Check out how our friends at Mobile Syrup measured up at the Yonge/Dundas launch – hint: they are not $100 richer! You can also chat with fellow users and challengers in our Community Forums and compare results. The tour kicks off June 1st at Sherway Gardens, Eaton Centre, and Fairview Mall. Stay tuned to @RogersBuzz for more details and tour dates.

Infographic of the Week

Seems like yesterday we were celebrating Mother’s Day, and now Father’s Day is right around the corner! Mashable released another interesting infographic this week on how tech savvy today’s dad’s are, and we thought it might be a good share with our readers. One example we found interesting – when it comes to social media, what do first-time dads share online? 42% post family updates a few times a week, with 56% of those being photos and 21% being videos. Who knew dad was so shutter-happy?! More fun stats on today’s dads here.

Kelly is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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