April 15, 2008By Lynn Leahey Posted: Apr 15, 2008
Last week there was a group in our conference room that was so rowdy and sounded like so much fun I had to pop my head in. Turns out, our advertising staff was meeting with people from the Soap Cruise, which advertises in Digest. I knew we'd worked with them on their first cruise, which sounded like a lot of fun — our West Coast editor Devin Owens went, and had a blast. Devin mingled with the fans and reported that they were thrilled to get so much one-on-one time with the stars. (Check out Devin's blog for a cruise tale.) In the meeting at our office, I was told the stars were gracious and funny and great sports. You can get a taste of what life was like on the boat in the video on our site, but from what I heard, you really had to be there! The group just really clicked; in fact, the cruise people were on their way to a bar in Manhattan to meet up with a crew of actors. I don't know that you'd find that kind of personal connection on a cruise with prime time or film stars — one more reason I feel so lucky to be working where I do.