It’s not often I plug businesses, or use my blog for company plugs.  As an avid fan of snapfish, and an avid communicator with their team, I wanted to post about an event coming up today.  I met some incredible connections at #CES, and HP and Snapfish were two that have stuck with me.  How could I NOT help plug their event?  Today at 2pm Central, HP and Snapfish are joining together for a twitter chat!  Follow HP on Twitter @HP_IPG and join the conversation at #ePrintLive!  I value companies that reach out, and provide a way for them to connect with consumers. #GoHPSnapfishGo!

First-of-its-kind HP comedy event powered by HP ePrint and directed by YOU

HP is broadcasting a first-of-its-a-kind, crowd-sourced LIVE comedy event on www.youtube.com/hpeprintlive on Friday, Jan. 21, hosted by comedian Rob Riggle and featuring actors from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB Theatre). I think this is something that your readers would love to participate in, and have included more information below for you to share.

HP ePrint Live  will allow consumers participate in a live, online comedy event when they send in their ideas for skits via HP ePrint – viewers simply email their submission and the UCB cast will turn it into a performance. This is the first time consumers will be given the opportunity to inspire original content and simultaneously watch this content online through live streams.

Highlights Include :

—     The two-hour live show, which will begin at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, Jan. 21.

—     Consumers are encouraged to email skit ideas in the form of pictures, poems, single words and drawings via ePrint toideas@hpeprintlive.com for a chance to watch their skit come to life. If their submission is selected, they will receive a link to their personal video via email. The skit will also be posted online at the HP ePrint Live YouTube channel and the HP for Home Facebook page.

—     If a consumer’s skit idea is not chosen on Jan. 21, they can send in additional suggestions through Jan. 26. Members of the UCB Theatre will continue to accept ePrint submissions for performance during the custom comedy short period. Ideas chosen will be posted online at the HP ePrint Live YouTube channel and HP for Home Facebook page, as well as emailed to the sender.  Each day will feature a different theme and setting, including the home (day 1), office (day 2), school (day 3), travel (day 4) and “anything goes” (day 5).

What’s New at Snapfish by HP?

· Cards – more than 3,000+ new designs from Snapfish Publisher designers (130+ designers to date)

· Mugs – New designs including templates like Batman and 3D Preview

· Paper Coterie journals, Kidlandia posters, Frecklebox puzzles – all thanks to our new Snapfish Publisher App developers

· Designer calendars – Available in 11”x16” and printed on recycled paper

· Fine Art Canvases - Feature gallery-quality printing canvas with frames available in three colors (black, chocolate and ash) and four sizes including square, rectangle and panoramic. The canvases are placed in a sleek, wooden box frame ready to hang when it arrives. They can also be used with renowned images from the LIFE archives, as Snapfish has announced a licensed content collaboration with LIFE, making LIFE the first major photography collection to collaborate with the online personal publishing service.