It’s every woman’s secret weapon: Underwear that makes you look thinner. But while shaping underwear has slimmed and flattened women the world over, it’s also made its founder Sara Blakely a billionaire.
Located at 44 Stoke Newington High Street, a minute or two from Dalston Kingsland station, Kristina was founded by Jack Rollo, James Thornington and Jason Spinks – three refugees from a certain legendary, if dog-eared, Soho second-hand retailer. Before it opened its doors last summer, East London – supposed creative hub of the UK’s capital city – had no credible independent music retailer to speak of. Kristina had to happen, but it took three highly dedicated souls to make it.
This year the royal wedding was fastest-rising but, tellingly, it doesn’t even make the top 10 most popular UK searches. That’s dominated by functional queries for Facebook, eBay, YouTube, Hotmail and, oddly, Google itself.
You might know what affiliate marketing is. But do you know how to tell whether that affiliate product you’re thinking about selling is going to be an affiliate market success? Here are a few points to consider when looking for new affiliate products.
If you called Ann Marie Blackman's clothing designs ugly, tacky, or gaudish- she would be absolutely thrilled! That's because Blackman is the owner of My Ugly Christmas Sweater.The name of the company describes her business perfectly.
Ugly Shirts boasts with tongue firmly in ironic cheek: 'Beautiful ugly shirts from the land of lifestyle for sophisticated shoppers. Fashion for living every moment of your day whether you are lunching with ladies, holidaying at your favourite resort, relaxing at home or in your garden, or dressing up for parties and races or celebrating family events and weddings. You shouldn't ever have to sacrifice fashion and style to be a good global citizen."
Coca Cola's secret formula is now hidden . . . in open view. In an unprecedented move, the Atlanta soft drink producer has moved its secret formula from its under-lock-and-key location to a vault placed at the entrance to the World of Coca-Cola.
You might be surprised to find that British Pinterest users are primarily wealth men interested in venture capital and marketing. See the other differences between U.S. and UK users of this hot new social network.
Admit it: The QR Code is never going to catch on with mainstream users. (Hell, it’s barely getting used by advertisers, and we’ll try anything once.) Asking people to download and use a 3rd party app so they can scan a code to get mysterious content related to an ad is a bit much, and until Apple decides to include a QR code scanning app with every iPhone, they’re just not going to get used by more than a fringe minority of the mobile audience.
A coffee shop offers a taste of the tarot, a taxi company with a Hawaiian hook adds in-cab karaoke, and an aesthetician offers facials alongside an upscale consignment shop for children’s clothes. It's all about mutual benefit. It's the entrepreneurial twofer, the small business symbiosis, the mashup of one business with another designed to attract customers and bolster the bottom line. Check them out in this great little article ...