Archive for August, 2010

Social Media Fashion Statements — Are the Top Brands Engaging Well?
Posted on August 24, 2010
Have you heard of Coach's Poppy collection? Well, even if you weren't shopping for accessories you might run into the Poppy's like Dorothy came across that field full of them. Serendipitously, while web surfing some favorite blogs. When visitors land on fashion and design blog The Lil Bee, they'll notice something unusual reports Brian Morrissey on In the upper left corner of the page sits a graphical rendering of poppy flowers sprouting across the page with the message "You've found a poppy" and invitation to "follow the poppy trail." The Lil Bee is one of hundreds of blogs that are part of a network stitched together this month in a social media campaign from fashion brand Coach. The bloggers have added a small... Read More
The Implications of Facebook Pages for you and your business: B.L. Ochman’s blog
Posted on August 23, 2010
There will be consequences if you don't understand the rules and the stakes of Facebook Places. Love it or hate it, you'll need to understand it, says guru B. L. Ochman in her latest blog post.Individuals have to jump through hoops to opt out of Facebook's new Places feature, and companies better follow the complex rules to opt in.Places is NOT like Foursquare or other GPS services
, she points out.Sounds a lot like Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp and Booyah - until you consider that Facebook user's typically provide far more personal details, including photos, videos, relationships, employment and educational data.Individuals need to change their privacy settings --again! --- to opt out of the tagging feature that lets friends tag you at a place (like the bar... Read More
Instore Magazine says: Snap Out of it! Post Recessionary Advice for Jewelers
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This made me smile on a dreary Monday morning. Instore magazine's tip of the day eblast was spreading optimism so I felt like contributing to the cause!Are you still bummed out? Do you see light at the end of your tunnel? Have you started to do things differently to get different results? Tell us about it. ... Read More
Daily Candy celebrates 10th Anniversary with an Entrepreneur’s Launch Contest
Posted on August 16, 2010
Daily Candy is turning 10 and to celebrate their decade of great finds, new discoveries and fantastic new designers they're running an entrepreneur's contest. One winner from each of their signature categories (fashion, food, and fun) will win a $10,000 trip to New York City, a write-up by DailyCandy editors, and a day at DailyCandy Academy --"where you’ll mingle and brainstorm with the now-iconic entrepreneurs we knew way back when," they say. Over the years Daily Candy has written about hundreds of jewelry designers and great jewelry boutiques -- this is your chance to really launch big. Their only requirement: Your service or product must help make life just a little bit sweeter. That’s what DailyCandy is about, after all. For details and entry form, go to... Read More designers at the NYIGift Fair this week!
Posted on August 15, 2010
Many members of are showcasing their jewelry at the NY Gift Show this week... stop by to see great trends and new products for holiday 2010.Or see them online at -- our new site that brings you the world of designers in one place.Here's a sampling:David Tishbi booth #9463 in the new handmade section in the new pavilion wing-- sterling with blackened or gold accents. There's always a lot to choose from. Just Jules booth #9538 in the new handmade section.  This is your resource for redesigned antique lockets with a modern flair. Her designs are one-of-a-kind and light and lovely. Clients really go for her romantic spin on classics. Ann Sportun booth #9326 in the new handmade section.  Soft, sweet... Read More
GK Designs Debuts “Wrap the Gulf in Beauty” Bracelets to Support Clean Up Efforts
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This is the year of the wrist. Every trendsetter is sporting a stack of bracelets, and Georgianna Koulianos of GK Designs is no exception. But her bracelets are different. They will have an impact that will outlast any trend because georgianna is donating the proceeds from the sale of her "Wrap the Gulf in Beauty" silk wrap bracelets to Voice of the Wetlands, a charity that focuses on saving the Wetlands following the Gulf oil spill.GK Designs will debut these and a full collection of silk wrap bracelets at the New York International Gift Show at the Javits Center starting Sat. August 14th and ending Thursday, August 19, 2010. Proceeds from the specially themed "Wrap the Gulf in Beauty" bracelets -- blue silk with a star fish charm and green silk with a... Read More
9 Ways to Enhance Your Facebook Biz Page | Social Media Examiner
Posted on August 6, 2010
Facebook fan pages number among the few social media channels that allow page customization for users, says Ching Ya, author of Social @ Blogging Tracker. She is a header designer and provides Facebook customization service for small businesses.Many people may be unaware of the advanced functionality FBML gives a fan page, she says and you can follow her advice by reading this article on the Social Media Examiner Blog: 9 Ways to Enhance Your Facebook Fan Page | Social Media Examiner.You can apply a bit of HTML code to boost your Facebook page that adds tabs and boxes so you can add your own webpages, contests, flickr feed, etc. So much more than the basics!Ching Ya says rich content creates a memorable interface that gets people talking, lets a special announcement or contest... Read More