We at Z Coast Media never forget that small businesses are the glue that holds communities together. Nothing spreads more cheer than the idea of supporting an individual or group dream to be your own boss. In fact, that’s the foundation that we built our business on.

We are passionate about the services we provide and although we are still fresh faces to the Atlanta web design scene we believe being a small business is about the connections and love you can spread to your community.

And with the idea of sharing the love in mind, we would like to share some Atlanta small businesses we have grown to adore and we hope you will too.

  1. Second Self Beer. A local brewing company founded in 2014 with a passion for craft beer by two local Georgia Tech grads. We had a blast at their “Yoga & Hoppiness” event the other weekend and we highly recommend taking a tour or participating in an event at the brewery yourself and tasting the Mole Porter. Learn More
  2. Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee. Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee is a family owned shop that fries fresh doughnuts on a daily basis. Everything’s made from scratch, they use all natural ingredients, and they even offer a variety of gluten-free and vegan options — but the Nutella Cream Puff is to die for. Learn More
  3. Red Hare Brewing Company. Red Hare was founded in 2011 and was the first craft brewery in Georgia to can their beer starting in 2012. It’s a favorite spot for people outside the perimeter and the perfect time to support this local small business (other than right now) is December 16th at their Tacky Sweater Christmas party. Tickets are only $12. Learn More
  4. SculptHouse. You’re going to need a workout after all the beer and doughnuts. Have you been to SculptHouse yet? Run by southern girl Katherine Mason, SculptHouse was founded to help you “find the inspiration and power to achieve your unique body goals.” And you can do it right here in Atlanta! Learn More
  5. So Worth Loving. This Atlanta small business has a unique story in that it was born out of an inspirational blog on Tumblr. The apparel from So Worth Loving dares you  to “live louder and love deeper,” encouraging people to be good to themselves and each other. How could SWL not be one of our favorite small businesses around town? Learn More

We hope you have the chance to visit these local small businesses and find that you enjoy them as much as we do. Don’t forget to share your favorite Atlanta small businesses with us, your own small businesses, or even your mom’s in the comments below. Hey, it’s free publicity.

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With Thanksgiving literally just around the corner, holiday TV advertisements are in full swing. While it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, TV advertising is still the most dominant advertising medium around, attributing to 37% of global ad spend in 2015 [Source].

However, the day is quickly approaching when internet advertising is predicted to take over TV ads for the first time ever (in 2017). Who knows what we’ll be highlighting this time next year.

With that in mind, we wanted to take some time to appreciate a handful of the best holiday commercials of 2016 (so far). Enjoy and don’t forget to share your favorite holiday commercial with us in the comments below!

*Updated 12/19/2016 to include 2 new Christmas TV ads

‘Holiday’s With Walmart’ Campaign: “Giving Thanks”

If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the Thanksgiving TV ad everyone is buzzing about. It’s important this holiday season to remember to be grateful in the moment and this ad from Walmart does a great job driving that point home. Fair warning: you might tear up a little.

Thanksgiving Holiday Commercial 2016 – Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, and HomeGoods

We have mad respect for Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, and HomeGoods closing their doors this Thanksgiving so employees can enjoy the holiday with friends and family. Their TV ad serves as an amazing reminder that while doorbuster deals are great and all, nothing compares to the time spent with the people who matter most to us.

2016 Publix Thanksgiving Commercial: Celebrate More This Thanksgiving

The caption for this Thanksgiving ad speaks for itself: “On Thanksgiving, we tend to worry we won’t have enough. We worry we’ll need more potatoes, more chairs, and more time. But today, we’re reminded that all we really need more of is each other.”

Apple – Frankie’s Holiday

Apple’s latest TV commercial reminds us to keep our minds and hearts open this holiday season as we witness, “An unexpected holiday visitor finally get the welcome he deserves.”

M&S 2016 Christmas Ad: Christmas with love from Mrs. Clause

Meet Mrs. Clause. She’s going to play your heart strings like a harp. Enjoy!

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016: #BusterTheBoxer

Both heartwarming and funny, #BusterTheBoxer is a holiday advert guaranteed to fill your home with holiday cheer this season.

Happy Holidays from Z Coast Media!