What an exciting summer we had! We were featured in the Ocean City marketing commercial which ran up and down the Eastern Seaboard featuring Rodney the Lifeguard. Great exposure for us and for the city for sure. And, for the first time, we ran cable TV commercials on Fox, Bravo and TLC. Rarely a day went by when someone didn't mention they saw our commercial! I have to say thanks to our awesome crew this summer - Kara, Connor, Kamryn, Clare, Gabbie, Lexi, Deyton, Marietta, Emily, Hannah, Ali, Heather and Mackenzie. Everyone worked very hard and hopefully had fun while they were at it! We added a couple of new brands this year, which did really well-Vera Bradley and Southern Lure. We'll be bringing those back plus a lot more! We're already working on 2017 with plans to go to the Atlanta gift show and the Surf Show, both in January. And, finally, to our AWESOME smiling customers who come back year after year with so many compliments and nice things to say plus our NEW customers, THANK YOU SO MUCH for an amazing summer!
Something really cool and exciting is going to happen at SHTC! We've been selected to "star" in Ocean City Commerce ads featuring Rodney the Lifeguard. The location scout came in one day and said she really loved our store and thought it would be the perfect store for the upcoming ad. Apparently, Rodney will visit a restaurant, pier, the beach, mini golf and a store - US!!! Next week, 20 photographers, producers, actors, etc. will converge on the store to film the commercial. We're ready and super excited. We're not sure how much of the store will be shown yet, but they will be filming inside. The commercial will be shown to all the major markets, DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore! So, when you see the new 2016 Rodney the Lifeguard ads for OCMD, make sure you watch for your favorite beach shop! We'll try to post the commercial here when it's done.
Wow, didn't think I'd ever write a blog, but our new website has the feature and I must say I'm finding it more enticing to write about us, our products and most of all our fabulous customers. First, I just have to say that having a shop at the beach has a lot of advantages, but the most awesome advantage is that pretty much every one who comes in the door is HAPPY! Happy that they are away from it all, happy that they are in OCMD, happy that they are at the beach and happy to be having fun. This most definitely makes it really special to own a beach shop. Smiles, positive vibes, singing and dancing in the store (happens all the time) are all because you are happy to be here. I love it! There are so many reasons to love being in OC-pretty sure everyone has their favorites but I get the feeling that shopping hasn't been at the top of the list for a long time. We're happy to change that. What we hear all the time is that everyone is so thrilled to have a shop with quality goods, fair prices and great service. We're so grateful to hear this! When customers comment that "want one of everything" or "could take the whole store home" or "you have such great things", my heart sings :). So, this first blog is really just a thank you to everyone who has come in and loved our store. We love our customers and look forward to seeing you all in the Summer House.