Jon Stewart and journalist Maziar Bahari were recently in town to promote the new film Rosewater, directed by Stewart and based off of Maziar’s life. They got the chance to sit down with B96’s Showbiz Shelly to talk about the movie… and deep dish pizza. Shelly happened to have one of our pizzas on hand and offered it to Jon – take a look…. ↓
Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari talk ‘Rosewater’ and Deep Dish Pizza
It was exactly one year ago that Jon Stewart decided to diss Chicago deep dish pizza so Marc Malnati decided to respond with a proposition for the New Yorker. Marc said he would make pizza for Jon and all of his friends so he could give Chicago-style deep dish a try. Jon took Marc up on his offer and then, on national television, declared a truce between Chicago and New York with regards to pizza.
On Monday, June 30th, Lou Malnati’s Internet Marketing Specialist, Meghan Ristau, gave a brief presentation at Mashable.com’s Social Media Day Chicago at Rockit Bar & Grill about Lou’s social media strategy and successes.
Social media has provided us with endless opportunities and ways for us to share our message with Lou’s fans all over the nation. This past year alone has been filled with many memorable moments for us – from our response to Jon Stewart dissing Chicago’s beloved deep dish to celebrating being named “Best Pizza in Chicago” in Eater Chicago’s poll, our fans have been with us every step of the way.
At the end of the night, Lou Malnati’s was honored with the 2014 Chicago Social Media Campaign of the Year in recognition for our efforts. However, we would like to thank you… yes, YOU! Thank you for engaging with us, thank you for joining the conversation, thank you for being social!
To check out more photos from the event, check out Chicago Social Media Marketing Group’s website.
It was hard to miss Jon Stewart’s rant on The Daily Show about Chicago-style deep dish pizza last Thursday. Chicagoans have been tirelessly defending their hometown pizza and now Marc Malnati is weighing in with a little proposition of his own. Check it out! Continue Reading ›