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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Is Technology to Replace Face-to-Face Communication? (Keurig Giveaway)

With Veterans Day and Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to share this very special
contest, that supports one of our favorite charities, and reunites people during the holiday season!

New survey from Keurig finds one-in-four Americans uses digital technology to replace face-to-face communication

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It’s no secret digital technology is taking over our lives, and real face time with friends and loved ones is decreasing because of it. The 2014 Keurig Coffee Connections Survey found that when it comes to being around family and friends, Americans said that being together in person is a favorite way to connect but sometimes technology can get in the way of enjoying in-person experiences.

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Some quick survey stats:
  • People are so attached to technology that nearly two-in-five (38%) will often take a call from someone else while spending time with a loved one.
  • Nearly one-third of people surveyed will interrupt an in-person conversation to check email (31%), text someone (30%) or check their social media accounts (27%).
  • Despite all their digital connections, nearly one-third (30%) of adults admit they have not actually met more than half their social media connections in person.
  • Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Americans say it's easier to stay in touch with their closest friends and loved ones who don't live with them via social media, text or online than to meet up with them in person.
  • Americans would much rather connect with a long-lost loved one (64%) than the President (7%) or their favorite celebrity (6%).
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The “Say Hello with Keurig 2.0” campaign is putting that theory to the test. Now thru Saturday, you can go to HelloKeurig.com to enter for a chance to win a trip to New York City to reconnect with an old friend – or to connect over coffee with campaign ambassador, executive producer, actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg. For every sweepstakes entry, Keurig will donate $1 (up to $20,000) to the United Services Organization (USO) to help support its highly valued programs that connect our troops with their families.
So head on over and enter today!

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About Donnie Wahlberg
With an impressive background that spans the worlds of television, music and films, Boston native Donnie Wahlberg has captured the attention of audiences worldwide.  He has proven his versatility by transforming himself from a teen music sensation to a noteworthy dramatic film actor, a critically acclaimed television star and an Emmy nominated producer. His film credits include roles in over 20 feature films, including "Ransom,"  and "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School."  Showing yet another dimension to his talents, Wahlberg co-wrote "What Doesn't Kill You," in which he also co-starred with Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke. Donnie’s other television credits include the award-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers,” "The Kill Point" series, co-starring with Harvey Keitel in the miniseries "Path to 9/11,” as well as the drama series "Boomtown.” You can see him currently starring as 'Danny Reagan' opposite Tom Selleck, in the internationally acclaimed, top ranking hit drama, "Blue Bloods" on CBS, now heading to its fifth season. When he is not acting, performing or producing television shows, you can find him in Boston hanging out with his family and friends.   

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

About the 2014 Keurig Coffee Connections Survey
The 2014 Keurig Coffee Connections Survey presents the findings of an online survey conducted by ORC International from September 11-14, 2014 among a sample of 1,006 adults comprising 500 men and 506 women 18 years of age and older. The margin of error for a sample of this size is ± 3% at a 95% level of confidence. Some numbers may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

About Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. Keurig supports local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. For more information visit: www.KeurigGreenMountain.com.

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