Unpacking the following: The divide between Aspirational and Purchase Oriented consumers of luxury brands

Going back to the Financial Times summary of the Altagamma and McKinsey & Co report which highlighted that the social media channels of luxury brands don’t have direct influence on sales it’s time to consider the second of the more “abstract” queries from my first response to the Altagamma and McKinsey & Co study. Today … Continue reading

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Fashion: Get to my point

Fashion: Get to my point

I am beginning to think that websites of emerging fashion designers sites suffer from a confluence of 3 delusions/fallacies: That their website is their atelier and the front door and entrance to that virtual atelier is at a different location to where everyone else thinks it is That people are going to visit their website … Continue reading

Basics: There is more than one way to peel an orange

There's more than one way to peel an orange

© Nicole Paton | Dreamstime Stock Photos As a wet behind the ears creative SMB and online babe in the woods, I would suggest there is one more thing you probably need to have internalised before you start on the path of your great big online adventure. In addition to: understanding the importance in knowing … Continue reading

Basics: Know thyself and know thine targets

No business has ever: discovered themselves (as in the finding themselves sense, not the ‘gosh darn someone has already bought the domain (aka web address / URL)  or staked a claim to the online real-estate I was hoping for’ or the ‘oh wow, someone has written something good/bad about me’ senses), or identified their core … Continue reading

Crimes against flashion

Silhouette of model on runnway with loading... written on her

Today I am going to start talking about a subject dear to my heart and my credit card, fashion. It is such a unique set of industries that intertwine in a symbotic relationship – some purely creative, so overwhelmingly commercial. And the online presence of the many areas of businesses which make up that spectrum … Continue reading