Category Archives: Other News

Facebook Admits To Limiting ‘Organic Reach’ In Favor Of Paid Ads

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This isn’t anything new for most of us, but it is the first time that Facebook has openly admitted to it (that I’ve noticed anyway). According to a story by Ad Age, a leaked document which was basically a 3-page sales deck outlined that Facebook expects “organic distribution of an individual page’s posts to gradually decline over time” and marketers are told they should consider paid distribution “to maximize delivery of your message in news feed.”

We here at Kosher Metal have noticed for a while now that our posts get seen by an average of about about 2% – 10% of our total number of fans/followers. It is highly frustrating to say the least. Needless to say, if you got here from a Facebook link then we highly recommend that you subscribe to the blog so you can stay updated on all the Metal news, videos, etc. that we post. If you are on Facebook and don’t like our page then do us a solid and do that here.

We, the bands and pages who are on Facebook need to get more creative (in a non-spammy way) when it comes to utilizing Facebook as a guerrilla marketing and promotion tool. It’s not time to give up….just time to start thinking about how to be more engaging and stand out from the rest.

You can read the full story on the “leaked document” here.

 

R.I.P. Elwood (‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ of 2007)

It appears as though Elwood, 2007’s World’s Ugliest Dog, died at the age of 8 on Thanksgiving morning. It is believed that he had some form of cancer. Poor little dude…

You can read the full story here.

Sriracha Factory Has Been Shut Down!

I wish I was joking, but this is really happening. You may remember that there was a shut down scare back in October as a result of  the factory’s neighboring residents complaining about the “offensive” chili odor , but a judge had given the factory a “grace period” to remedy the situation. That grace period is now over and the factory responsible (Huy Fong Foods, Inc) has been forced to temporarily shut down, according to an article on Huffington Post.

I have no idea how long the shut-down will last, but I suggest you stock up now.

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Charles Manson is Getting Married to a 25-Year-Old!?!?!?

Yeah…THAT Charles Manson! According to a recent article in the New York Post, the 79-year-old psychotic nutbag Charles Manson will be marrying a 25-year-old girl/woman named ‘Star’ who apparently looks a lot like Manson Family member Susan Atkins. I can’t even comprehend what this so-called woman is thinking, I seriously hope they aren’t able to spawn children.

‘Murica dude…..’Murica. You can read the full article here.

ESP To Open Their First USA Factory Next Year

This one is for all you guitar and bass players out there. According to a recent announcement on their website, ESP will be opening their first USA based factory in North Hollywood, California in 2014. They will be unveiling the ESP USA brand during the winter NAMM convention in January.

Here is the official announcement they made:

The ESP Guitar Company is proud to announce the upcoming opening our first-ever USA-based factory. The new ESP USA factory is located in North Hollywood, CA, a short distance from our USA headquarters.

“This is a significant milestone for ESP,” says ESP President Matt Masciandaro. “For years there has been a demand for a domestic factory, allowing us to create guitars that are 100% made in the USA. Weʼre very excited about the new opportunities for ESP dealers, and new choices for our customers.”

But wait; the news gets even better. Opening in 2014, the factory will be producing a new line of ESP USA guitars. This new brand will be added to ESPʼs existing worldwide brands, including ESP, LTD, and the new E-II series, coming in 2014. The worldrenowned ESP custom shop will remain in its current location in Tokyo. The new USA facility will be crafting a series of production models on a limited basis during its first year of operation, ramping up as demand for the new line increases. ESP USA instruments will initially be available through a select group of ESP dealers.

To understand what huge news this is, here’s a little history for you. Ever since ESP was founded in 1975, we’ve done all of our manufacturing outside the U.S.A. with the exception of a few pieces during a very limited period over 12 years ago. Our premier quality ESP brand is made in the ESP-owned and operated Japan facility, and our more affordable LTD line is made in various locations throughout Asia. With the exception of the very small number of U.S.A. guitars from those earlier days, this the first time that a musician will be able to buy an ESP that’s made in the USA.

The official launch of the ESP USA brand will be at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, and as usual, weʼll be posting information and photos the moment that these exciting new guitars are shown to the public. Stay tuned!

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Costco Labels THE BIBLE As Fiction, Resulting in Butt-Hurt Christians Everywhere

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In a surprising twist in collective conscious evolution, Costco have decided to put honesty over ass-kissing and have properly labeled The Bible as fiction (at least at their Simi Valley, California location). As reported earlier today on Fox News (figures they are all butt-hurt over it), Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach made the “shocking discovery” that “all the Bibles were labeled as fiction” this past Friday. While a rep at Costco headquarters is currently chalking it up to “human error” in the warehouse, I think this should be standard for all book retailers. The Pastor does make a good point of filing it under “religion” instead, but I think we should just cut the bullshit and call it for what it is….a work of fiction.

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(via FoxNews)

-Max ‘ManJewky’ Wallis
KM Co-Founder / Blog Editor

PS4 Wins! The Xbox One Can Apparently See Your Junk and Stuff

We’re not really a gamer blog, but many Metal fans are in fact gamers. With that in mind it may be of interest to you that the new Xbox One can effectively see your junk both in the trunk and under the hood. Don’t believe me? Here’s a video. Take it as you will but it’s kind of creepy actually. There is nothing graphic so this isn’t some NSFW thing, but it does outline the frank (the beans, not so much).

 

Like I said….PS4 wins.