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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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“Free Pussy Riot” Lingerie Campaign: Appropriate or Appropriation? » Sociological Images

“Free Pussy Riot” Lingerie Campaign: Appropriate or Appropriation? » Sociological Images | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

We’ve been covering the saga of Russian protest punk group Pussy Riot for over a year now. The feminist collective performed guerrilla musical protests around Russia against Vladimir Putin. One in particular, in a church, ended with members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina sentenced to two years imprisonment for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”. The human rights implications of this sentence attracted much worldwide attention, with Amnesty International and celebrities like Sting, Yoko Ono and Madonna speaking out for the women. But something else happened. The “Free Pussy Riot” movement, with its iconic knitted balaclavas and provocative language, became a popular meme. The cause célèbre was even appropriated by the fashion industry.

 


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10 Awesome Bookstores Repurposed from Unused Structures

10 Awesome Bookstores Repurposed from Unused Structures | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
A few months ago, we showed you a collection of wonderful libraries repurposed from unused buildings, but we can't let libraries have all the fun. Despite the media-fueled fear that they'll all be ...
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check out new : www.etsyspot.com

check out new : www.etsyspot.com | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Get your daily etsy vintage fix. Fun, easygoing and colorful. 

 

CHECK OUT THE NEW AND IMPROVED ETSYSPOT!!!


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The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon

The Simple Reason Why Goodreads Is So Valuable to Amazon | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
A small fraction of Americans buy the vast majority of books in this country. Goodreads gives Jeff Bezos & Co. a direct line into their thoughts and habits.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:49 PM

Amazon + Goodreads = ? (Hopefully, better navigation at Goodreads for a start.) 

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Study: Only 1% of Facebook 'Fans' Engage With Brands

Study: Only 1% of Facebook 'Fans' Engage With Brands | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

If there's an overall caution, it's against, in the words of Ms. Nelson-Field, "putting a disproportionate amount of effort into engagement and strategies to get people to talk about a brand, when you should be spending more time getting more light buyers."

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What the Music Business Can Learn From the Gaming and Gambling Industries

What the Music Business Can Learn From the Gaming and Gambling Industries | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

"When it comes making money, the music industry – from labels, to artists, managers, promoters and venues – is stuck in the past. While the industry has embraced digital technology for production and distribution, almost everyone still insists on selling albums and songs. And while the industry continues to plod forward with its model of selling music "products," fans have moved on. They want music for free, but are willing to pay for music 'experiences.'"


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Webgrrl's curator insight, February 5, 2013 4:14 AM

I am a Minnow! ~ First, artists and labels should get comfortable with the fact that some people aren't likely to pay for music, instead relying on radio, YouTube, downloads from friends, etc. But these 'customers' (minnows) are important, because without them, you cannot attract dolphins or whales. Their sheer number means they can support an artist in an important, non-monetary way: influence.

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A Just Looking Fee?

A Just Looking Fee? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

As of the first of February, this store will be charging people a $5 fee per person for “just looking.”

 

The $5 fee will be deducted when goods are purchased.

 

Why has this come about?

 

There has been high volume of people who use this store as a reference and then purchase goods elsewhere. These people are unaware our prices are almost the same as the other stores plus we have products simply not available anywhere else.

 

This policy is line with many other clothing, shoe and electronic stores who are also facing the same issue.

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Michael Massaia's Stark Photographs Of Discarded Vegas Call Girl Cards

Michael Massaia's Stark Photographs Of Discarded Vegas Call Girl Cards | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Michael Massaia is a documentary style photographer who specializes in black and white film. His "Lost: Las Vegas Call Girl Cards" series touches on the over-saturation of advertising, commodification, waste, and salaciousness within our culture.

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This is what happens with most flyers and promotional pieces of paper that are handed out on the streets, put on windsheilds, etc. The fact that it's about selling sex makes me take pause...This appears to be one case where erotic images of women involved in sex work are actually adding value and humanizing the advertisements. Food for thought.

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How Curation Will Rapidly Transform the Tourism and Travel Markets

How Curation Will Rapidly Transform the Tourism and Travel Markets | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

 

 


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Giulio David's comment, March 25, 2013 10:56 AM
http://www.scoop.it/t/freshnet-it Grazie a te, che mi hai fatto conoscere questo strumento, ho ottenuto buoni risultati. Mi sa che quando scendo a Roma vengo a trovarti per imparare ancora..
wanderingsalsero's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:51 AM

I haven't read this article but I knew right away, when I saw the title, that it was a valuable subject.  I think that if more business people knew who much curation helps their 'don't have time' problem, they'd really be enthusiastic about it. 

 

There's a tendancy, I believe, among business owners to think that people who read their blog, or website (or any other content) expect it to be Pulitzer Prize quality.  I don't think that's true at all.  Nor do customers expect a LOT of content.  They just want to know what the business owner thinks and (in many cases) what they're 'up to'.

 

Curation makes it so easy for business owners to give them that info.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, April 6, 2013 7:43 PM

Add curation in with mobile video and travel blogging and I think you've got a winning combination.

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PHOTO: Retailer's Full-Figured Mannequins In Lingerie Go Viral

PHOTO: Retailer's Full-Figured Mannequins In Lingerie Go Viral | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
A clothing retailer from Sweden got a virtual round of applause from Facebook users this week after a photograph featuring two fuller-figured mannequins rocking nothing but purple-hued boy shorts and matching bras went viral.
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Actually very beautiful too!

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3ders.org - Making clothes at home with your 3D clothing printer

3ders.org - Making clothes at home with your 3D clothing printer | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
How we live by 2050? Industrial designer Joshua Harris has created a concept that in the future, we could use a clothing printer to manufacture our clothes at home.

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N.Y. Supreme Court Strikes Down Soda Ban

 This afternoon, a New York State supreme-court judge halted the implementation of Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks, ruling that the city is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations.


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You Won’t Like These Lingerie Ads

You Won’t Like These Lingerie Ads | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Now, a German lingerie label has found a way to channel anti-FB feelings and remind people what real emotion is all about.


Blush Berlin (not to be confused with Canadian luxury label Blush) paired up with the ad agency Glow Berlin to create the clever “Don’t Like Love” campaign to promote its bright new spring collection.

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Dead Malls On Living Land - AddisonPG - Open Salon

Dead Malls On Living Land - AddisonPG - Open Salon | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

I’m standing before a vast crumbling structure surrounded by broken security fencing; A Danger-Keep-Out sign lies crushed and rusted on the tarmac of what was once an immense car park. Inside, beyond the barricaded doors, I know that escalators have warped and decayed into terrifying reptilian shapes; that beneath the caved-in roof among the broken glass and the smashed tiles, saplings have sprouted. I know that remnants of signage and advertisements haunt the walls; that the entire place is like some gothic fantasy of the end of the world. I know because I have seen the images. I am afraid to enter, not because I fear ghosts, but because the place is too powerful to be breached or touched. It is both a memorial to my childhood, and to my years of political confusion; some kind of concrete metaphor for my fears for the future and my family. Or maybe it’s just an empty building – I don’t know. The sight of it nonetheless moves me to tears.


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A Gallery of Sexy, Vintage Springmaid Fabrics Advertisements ...

A Gallery of Sexy, Vintage Springmaid Fabrics Advertisements ... | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Using sex to sell merchandise is hardly a new tactic, but in the 1940s it wasn’t a common one either. And yet in the 1940s and ’50s Springs Cotton Mills, makers of Springmaid Fabrics, put out a series of ads that likely pushed every boundary there was in American marketing with regards to sex appeal.

The Springmaid ads, clearly influenced by pin-up art, made use of double entendre (written by company owners Elliot White Springs) and liberal doses of voyeurism. The illustrations generally fell into one of two categories, with some exceptions: looking up a woman’s skirt or seeing her panties fall down around her ankles.  That’s about it. Most of the advertisements came with a short tagline such as “Defy Diaphoresis,” “Protect Yourself,” or “Perfume and Parabolics.” My personal favorite is “We Put the ‘Broad’ in Broadcloth!”

Here’s a gallery of just some of the racy Springmaid Fabrics ads produced by Springs Cotton Mills in the mid-century period.


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Another example of sex selling to women.

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Laura Brown's comment, March 8, 2013 3:51 AM
Selling sex or selling the ideal image of what a women should be? Selling by making women feel their imperfections. So easy to sell to people once you create their need for your product.
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Antique Tobacco Trading Cards: Sex In Advertising, Or Sexist Collectors?

Antique Tobacco Trading Cards: Sex In Advertising, Or Sexist Collectors? | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
In 1885, W. Duke & Sons inserted "sexy" trading cards of actresses in their packages of Duke's Cigarettes. This act is said to have led to Duke's becom

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Egypt won't rent Pyramids to foreign firms, says antiquities ministry

Egypt won't rent Pyramids to foreign firms, says antiquities ministry | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

The Egyptian antiquities ministry has rejected a proposal by the finance ministry to rent out the country's major archaeological sites to international tourism companies in an attempt to reduce the government's budget deficit.

 

Some archaeologists have called the proposal 'insulting' and 'humiliating.'


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:54 PM

When austerity goes too far... Talk about a true proposed sell-out! This would have been far worse than the use of a Beatles song in a commercial or something.

 

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An Autopsy of a Dead Social Network | MIT Technology Review

An Autopsy of a Dead Social Network | MIT Technology Review | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Following the collapse of the social network Friendster, computer scientists have carried out a digital autopsy to find out what went wrong.

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What I find most interesting about this is the fact that the issued noted are exactly the same for real world businesses, including retail; however, the data is easier to obtain in the digital world, as opposed to ethographic research.

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Jordan Sanders's curator insight, February 28, 2013 10:53 PM

An interesting read - explains the reasoning behind a social networks collapse - using the case study of Friendster and its decline. #cmgr #cmgrchat

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Lingerie News Round-Up

Lingerie News Round-Up | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Julianna Rae has put out an infographic about how many people are sleeping in the nude. If those numbers are true, I guess that means that the the 30 billion dollar lingerie market is due to the sales of playwear and daywear, not sleepwear. (Hmmm, maybe if they brought nylon and more vintage style nightgowns back...)

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Other news includes the closing of 18 Saudi lingerie stores.

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Mods: Their Roots, The Revival and How Mainstream Fashion Has Borrowed From it Again

Mods: Their Roots, The Revival and How Mainstream Fashion Has Borrowed From it Again | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

as thrilled as i've been to see ad campaigns featuring bold, geometric prints and a-line mini dresses, all topped with bouffants and beehives and multiple layers of lashes, i'm also, at times, annoyed at how other fashion writers are presenting these to the masses. titles and captions enticing people to be "go" or "become" mod are making me cringe, for reasons similar to the ones i've listed in a piece i wrote in november entitled no such thing as a punk fad: the effects of mainstream fashion borrowing from subculture style. in it, i briefly mention mod fashion and promise to write about it at a later date and so here we are.

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Love the "it's not because you wear a mod-inspired dress that you are a mod" line; hate the lack of capitalization, as it makes for more difficult and annoying reading. Meet in the middle and consider what fashion, movements, and trends are in terms of culture, sales, and consumerism.

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Online Presentation- How to Start a Business- by Kelly Rand

Online Presentation- How to Start a Business- by Kelly Rand | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it
Are you ready to turn your creative passion into a thriving business? If you’ve been thinking about starting or growing a small business, we’re here to help!
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Online Etsy Labs session, featuring Kelly Rand, author of Handmade to Sell, Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning, Running, and Growing Your Crafty Biz.

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Get Ready To Save & Sell With NerdWallet Indie Shopping

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A discussion about lingerie designer knock-offs.

A discussion about lingerie designer knock-offs. | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

"No, we're not talking about the fraud of misrepresenting lingerie or other garments or using their logos and labels; but we're talking about cheaper versions of designer pieces.

 

...Fashion has had knock-offs since it began. And let's be honest; there really are few design innovations in fashion because the human form hasn't really changed. True innovations in textiles and structure are patented and protected. But the look and details can't be protected, not even the red soles of women's shoes. And, overall, they shouldn't be. For, like recipes, you can't protect something nearly anyone can come up with.  Or can become inspired by, such as vintage looks. (Heaven knows how much of this "inspired by the past" has played a part in fashion design history.)

Don't mistake this for downplaying the significance of designers or their work. But there are realities to be faced. And that includes, as Coral aka Treacle noted, options for garments and undergarments, including less expensive pieces and a wider spectrum of sizes and fit. Fashion as an industry survives by meeting the needs of all, not a (somewhat literal) slim few."

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I'm all about intellectual property rights, acknowledging and respecting one's work; but when it comes to the topic of "fashion knock-offs," I can't help but feel as if designers are judging consumers rather than appraising their own strategies

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Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare...

Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare... | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

"Ghanaian photographer James Barnor bucked the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine, an influential anti-apartheid magazine based in Johannesburg, and Africa’s first black lifestyle magazine."

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More photos, links, and info - worthy of the click.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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