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LIGHTBOXES

Why only bee seen during the day? Constructed with an aluminium box, acrylic or banner face, internally lit using fluorescent tubes or LEDs. These gems provide an evenly lighted flat surface to get your message across.

Marketing new vintage clothes to the hipster crowd

Fashion marketing and copywriting is something that often intrigues and amuses me. Seriously, there’s only so many different ways you can write about and describe clothing. As much as the fashion industry likes to believe things are ‘new’, what’s new is usually a bring back of something popular in the past.

The hipster trend has been steadily gaining popularity since 2010. Now being a ‘hipster’ is meant to be about alot more than just the clothes you wear, but I think the actual fashion appeals to alot of people who don’t live the hipster lifestyle. I find it interesting that what is now marketed as hipster fashion, is really just either unique, vintage finds from op-shops and the like, or new clothes designed to look a little vintage or quirky. But not quirky enough that they no longer appeal to the young crowd who are quite mainstream but want to feel a bit unique or retro. Take a look at www.hipster.shoppeclique.com clothes, they’re marketed as ‘hipster fashion’ (and quite well1), but it’s not all that different from general clothes that the young mainstream market would have in their wardrobes today.

A major item that has been adopted by the mainstream is hipster style glasses, you know the large black, slightly nerdy looking frames that at the same time make the wearer look ultra cool and unique. Though I do see this trend getting to the point where so many people wear it that it’s no longer different, but you actually blend in with the crowd.

It’s also difficult to distinguish, as the hipster style isn’t as recognisable as say the punk or gothic trends we saw in the 1990′s and 2000′s. They were styles where you could see someone wearing a particular type of clothing and know immediately what subculture they belonged to.

I’m keeping an eye out for more interesting ways that normal clothes are sold in the fashion industry as a particular style with clever marketing. I’ll be updating shortly :-)

Beginner sewing machines online

Again this post comes from a personal shopping experience – I’m learning to sew and am in the market for a sewing machine. I like to shop for everything online so off to Google I went. I came across some awesome sites that gave reviews, comparisons and recommendations of different sewing machines best for novices, (check out StitchersSource.com. All ready to buy – I then realised that none of these machines could be shipped to Australia. Spotlight why don’t you have an online store? So I searched for reviews of machines I could buy in Australia – there is next to nothing out there! If anyone has some expertise in this area – there’s an opportunity there for you to get your expertise out online.

There’s also a massive opportunity for a big Austrailan retailer to dominate e-commerce just like Amazon does in the US. You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon, but in Australia, there are things that you just can’t buy online. There are a few retailers that sell sewing machines online, but there’s not a huge choice or range out there. Then there’s not alot of places to check reviews which I think is vital when you’re making a purchase like this as a novice who doesn’t really know what to look for. It took years for the big department stores like Myer and DJ’s to even set up an online store, and now that they do have them, it’s only a select range of stock available.

To me it would make sense for Spotlight to have all their stock online, they’re definitely the dominating player in the DIY and home crafting industry in Austraila, yet they’re still stuck in the dark ages of catalogue home ordering. Maybe in 10 years time they’ll catch up, who knows!

Prada bags in Australia

Prada saffianoHigh end designer items are quite expensive if you buy them in Australia – which leads most Aussies to buy these items online usually from the US or UK. Prada is no exception to this, if you buy it in Australia – the item can be about 30% more expensive than buying overseas. The Government’s current proposal to put a 10% tax on online purchases over $1000 from overseas is just ridiculous – we buy designers bags and other items overseas because we just get ripped off by Australian retailers. I think the Aussie retailers need to stop complaining about losing some of their business to overseas online stores and step up their game – offer a better product range, better service (that’s another post in itself), and offer a better price! Then we wouldn’t need to shop overseas – problem solved. Anyway, I got started on this because I’m in the market for a Prada saffiano lux tote, this site has some awesome guides on where to find designer items online at the best price.

For those who are interested in the gorgeous bag, here’s a review on youtube:

Landscaping site helping local pool builders on the Gold Coast

Pool builders gold coast promotion helpI’ve been researching unconventional marketing tactics of late, and while this one isn’t that unconventional, it isn’t something I have seen discussed often until recently. Or maybe it has been and I just haven’t noticed. Anyway, the tactic is ‘giving value’ and then in the long run, that will come back to benefit you. A great example I found is this landscaping site that helps local businesses get more customers by using their online marketing skills. As an example, check out this page for pool building contractors on the Gold Coast http://landscaping-oz.com/pool-builders-gold-coast-qld/. I imagine the business profiled on this page is benefiting greatly from not only the traffic to this page, but also the great review of the business and their pool construction and design services.

Perhaps something to think about including in your own marketing plan? This link might also be helpful.

Are Fuel Saving Systems All That They Are Saying They Are

Car owners can easily pick from a variety of gas saving devices that are being marketed. Innovative products have been developed to meet the needs of a changing society on an ongoing basis. Everyone is concerned by how gas prices continue to sky rocket and are searching for ways to alleviate the situation. Once you see the prices climb every few days, it is easy to wonder what is going on, and whether they will ever come back down.

You are in a quite powerless situation when your earnings are not able to absorb the increase in the cost. While individuals blessed with money won’t struggle, it’s a sticky problem for those whose budgets are stretched anyway. It may only be a handful of pennies at the pump, but it adds up with every gallon you pump, and when it goes up a few more pennies every other week, it starts being a lot of money. It could be bad enough if it was merely fuel prices that were rising, but every time they increase so does the price of everything else. Putting all these raises into account tends to make the average person’s budget look strained. Distribution costs tend to be increased by rises in the fuel price, and these get shifted along, down to the consumer at the end of the line.

This is bad for the economy, as a result of people being forced to drive less and curb their spending. People usually are on the hunt for ways to save money, since it’s a hopeless dream that prices will come down again. That is why you can easily find so many gas saving devices being offered by various businesses. Some people assume they work and others are confident they are only scams. What is attractive to the buyers is that there happen to be more than one hundred products that promise to lower fuel costs by giving better gas mileage. So long as the producers keep appealing to the emotions of consumers they will certainly sell their products and make money.

You’ll want to look into the different available products, to understand yourself, before rushing off to buy one, otherwise you may waste your money on one that doesn’t work. You will find reputable products, but you need to find the right ones, the ones with the high levels of credibility behind them. There are alerts about these gasoline saving systems given by the Federal Trade Commission, so make sure you know what you are paying for. And in the event that a product’s statements stretch the bounds of credibility, be sure to check it out even more carefully. The time to discover problems is not after you have bought something.

Due to the fact there is a need, there are lots of people trying to fix that need with their new products. Generally outdated products that have existed for a while are brought back to the marketplace. more info here

How To Protect Your Self from Falsehoods in Health and Fitness

CMA Practice TestWhile preparing for your CMA practice test, you have read all kinds of things about weight loss and other related matters. Some things you learn are reliable and can be trusted while others are not. As you may know already if you have been burned is that not all you come across is decent. These myths are just barely different than lies and are designed to get people to buy a variety of diet programs, supplements, and other products that are all being sold under the guise of helping you feel better and fitter. Here are three myths that you need to know the truth about.

Are fats that are everywhere in the things you eat harmful? You have to know the absolute truth about this as it is one of the most important aspects of what you eat. Your body needs omega 3 acids and other types but in the proper ratios. You body needs these acids for various biochemical processes that take place, and this is not disputed by medicine and medical research. They improve brain function, the look of your skin, the tone of your muscles, etc. Processed foods are responsible for creating obesity among teens and young kids, and this also happens to adults, as well. When you take in more omega 6 EFA than you do omega 3 over a long period of time sets you up for health issues.

Youa??ve probably been told more than once that eating fish makes you smart, but this is not good news for people who do not like (or who might be allergic to) fish. But if you have kids, then you may want to serve them salmon patties since that is very good for their brain. You can and should eat salmon as much as possible, but be careful about where it comes from. The essential fatty acids found in this fish are the true source, and this is why we recommend salmon so much. If you dona??t like fish, try taking fish oil or omega-3 supplements.

Maybe it is just another stupid fad, but avoiding gluten so you can drop the love handles is a real good one. It is not the gluten that makes you fat – it is all about calories and always has been. There is no connection to the two (losing fat and gluten), and this should be good news for you if you have been avoiding it for that reason, alone.

There are more ways to get your self in trouble with food and diet than you can shake a stick at, so eat what you are supposed to eat and get up off the couch. Then of course we have to tell you to consult with your doctor, and that is fine if you are really not sure.

There are some things that are lies and only meant to take your money, and this is not just in fitness areas. If you have been gullible in the past, then just try to get better with not thinking all you read is the truth. Wea??ve outlined a few of those myths here, but additional research will turn up plenty of others.

Dogs and children should they be raised together?

best dogs for kidsMany times, as parents our children ask us to buy a pet in the house or get one off the street, according to that which they desire, and we refuse our thought, considering that it would be something constructive. The answer you formulate most new parents is: “If you behave, I’ll buy you.”

There is undoubtedly a genre seemingly inexplicable affinity between children and dogs in particular, are usually beyond adult comprehension. From this small conflicts may occur, which ultimately resolved against direct and indirect animals their friends, children.

If we think it is good to choose a dog to raise our child with him, it is good to do around the age of 10-12 years, this dog if there ever since he was born child in our family, so given the characteristics of the child’s age and the fact that time has a different value for animals than people. But do you know which is the best dog for kids?

At this age, the child can become a true partner adopted dog while the dog can also become a partner for the child. The child can understand animal behavior and can even handle some aspects of his care.

All children in the world are controlled by a mysterious attraction to animals.

At this age, the child becomes sympathetic and self can understand animal behavior and, very importantly, it can take care of. For our part as parents, would be good if we try to orient least, both children, and dogs.

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