by Megan Stein @ PEOPLE.com
Wed Jun 15 08:48:44 PDT 2016
Chip and Joanna Gaines are the definition of marriage goals, but their relationship didn’t necessarily have a fairytale start.
Joanna agreed to go out on a date with Chip after meeting him and his roommate “Hot John” — who she actually tried to approach minutes earlier, but was too shy — in the waiting room of her dad’s auto shop. She had second thoughts, however, after Chip arrived an hour and a half late to pick her up.
“He didn’t apologize for being late, either. He had so much confidence. I don’t know. I can’t explain it. Only Chip could be an hour and a half late and have no one mad about it,” Joanna writes.
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The chapter continues to describe the timeline of their relationship, which didn’t actually start until months after they first went out, when Chip (in typical guy fashion) finally called Joanna back.
“I’d made a bet with Hot John to see who could hold out the longest before calling our dates back,” Chip writes “I really wanted that fifty dollars from John! That’s the only reason I didn’t call.”
After they went out a second time, the rest was history.
For the full access to the details on their meet-cute, relatable dating moments, and how they got their start on HGTV (hint: it involves a very expensive impulse buy), preorder the The Magnolia Story here.
If you’re a human being with a social media account, you’ve seen the new Dove commercial already. ...
Dove says it “walks the talk” when it comes to its body confidence campaigns, as it launches a toolkit to tackle body image anxiety among children.
A new advert forces women to confront the negative thoughts they have about their own bodies
by Kami Phillips @ PEOPLE.com
Sun Sep 24 16:26:05 PDT 2017
Given all the buzz surrounding Coach and its newest partnership with Selena Gomez as the face of the brand, it’s no wonder why everyone is dying to get their hands on one of their namesake styles. Good news is that right now during their Fall Sale Event you can score one (or two, or ten!) fabulous styles for yourself because the more you spend, the more you save!
Many of the label’s most famous bags usually cost $500 and up but now when you spend up to $250 you receive 20 percent off, when you spend between $200 – $500 you’ll receive 25 percent off, and when you spend $500 or more you’ll receive 30 percent off – meaning you can score a major look for under $200. Our favorites include the crossbody with floral appliques and the convertible crossbody that can be carried three different ways and perfect for just about any occasion.
Scroll down to check out these styles and more — but hurry and get shopping because this deal only lasts until September 24th.
Pop-Up Messenger Bag
A card holder easily pops in and out of this bag making it a perfect hands-free style for your next girls’ night out and all of your weekend adventures.
Buy It! Pop-Up Messenger Bag, $140 (orig. $175); coach.com
The mix of this color and style gives off a totally trend ’70s vibe.
Buy It! Chelsea Crossbody, $180 (orig. $225); coach.com
This quirky crossbody is so much fun! Wear it with jeans and vintage tee.
Buy It! Foldover Crossbody Clutch, $125 (orig. $225); coach.com
Add some personality to your look with this floral printed wristlet.
Buy It! Nolita Wristlet, $100 (orig. $125); coach.com
This is small enough to hold your essentials and can be worn three different ways – on your shoulder, as a crossbody or detach the strap and carry it as a clutch!
Buy It! Foldover Crossbody Clutch, $187.50 (orig. $250); coach.com
What Coach bags are you scoring on sale? Comment below and let us know!
Dove partners with Coles Australia to bring self-esteem workshops to girls, illustrating need with ad campaign showing girls' negative search queries
The Dove campaign features 32 real women across ages and nationalities to show a diverse range of beauty.
Dove, known for championing a healthy body image for women, is turning its sights on guys. We explore why men need just as much “real beauty.”
In a society that values youth - especially for women - many of us fear ageing. We’re told that wrinkles, sagging skin and an extra layer of insulation are undesirable, so if you're struggling with body confidence when young, the prospect of getting older can be worrying. But fear not, as a new study has revealed that body confidence actually peaks in your late 60s.
Teachers, school nurses and counselors: If you implement the FREE 1 or 5 lesson Confident Me! Program by December 15, you could win a chance to attend SHAPE America’s Convention in Boston in March …
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The company finds a drop in the percentage of women who feel confident in their own beauty.
Dove is stepping up its efforts in the body confidence arena once again, this time by asking brands and advertisers to sign up to its Body Image Pledge.
The £3bn toiletries brand was one of the first brands to embrace ‘femvertising’, but its body-shaped bottles have been roundly ridiculed. Can it repair the damage?
Unilever brand Dove has teamed up with a host of charities, trade associations and businesses to launch the ‘Be Real: Body Confidence for Everyone’ campaign.
Women feeling anxiety about their bodies worldwide? Not the news we were hoping for.
Join us to help young people overcome anxiety and understand media influence on body image, improving their body confidence and self-esteem
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In this panel at #SMWNYC, five incredible leaders in business and culture discussed how technology is being used to positively and negatively influence self-esteem and body image online, and what the future holds for this issue.
The Dove self-esteem project promotes body confidence and self-esteem in youth globally.
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Each year companies pour millions of dollars into advertisements for their beautification products. Many of these advertisements are targeted to women projecting a common theme, use this product an…
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by firstname.lastname@example.org (Girl Scouts of the USA) @ Girl Scout Blog
Thu Aug 31 08:53:00 PDT 2017
This story first appeared on the U.S. Small Business Administration blog on August 23, 2017. Thank you to Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator, Girl Scouts of Connecticut, and our very own G.I.R.L. and Cookie Boss, Julia!
When I was a Girl Scout, selling cookies meant dragging a wagon full of boxes door to door in my North Carolina neighborhood. I didn’t have online tools or a marketing plan or even a real strategy.
But Julia Vieira Reis, a 12-year-old Girl Scout from Manchester, Connecticut, certainly did. She sold more than two thousand boxes. Her entrepreneurial success earned her recognition as one of the nation’s top cookie sellers of 2017.
I got to meet Julia when she interviewed me about how my Girl Scout experience prepared me for my career in business. She wondered what she and other Girl Scouts could learn from my advice. Turns out, she also had a lot of her own wisdom to share with me – and other entrepreneurs – about what it takes to succeed!
- Set a goal and follow through on a plan. Julia based her sales strategy on the calendar and product availability – building buzz in January with pre-orders and capturing impulse buyers in March. “In January it was a typical month to call people I know and in my mom’s contacts or go door to door.” In February, she delivered pre-ordered cookies and also had extra boxes on hand in case someone wanted to buy more. In March, she manned cookie booths in public places to sell to people with whom she did not already have an existing relationship.
- Have extra inventory on hand when you make deliveries. Don’t get caught empty-handed when someone wants to make an impulse buy. Julia figured out it paid to have extra boxes of cookies when she delivered her pre-orders. It sounds counter-intuitive, but when I was a CEO, I never wanted the staff selling merchandise at events to report a sell-out – how much more product could they have moved if they had only had more on hand?
- Get a business card so customers know how to reach you. Julia asked for a set for Christmas. She handed out her business cards with her mother’s phone number on them when she made a sale or a delivery, just in case a customer had a question or wanted to place another order. “It was a pretty useful tool,” she told me. “I think repeat sales are what helped increase the number of boxes. Some people bought a whole case at a time!”
- Tailor your pitch and have a strategy for the “tough” customers. Not every customer will be an easy sell. Some people may need convincing, and until you get a “no,” there’s a chance for a “yes.” Customers say they don’t like chocolate? Promote non-chocolate alternatives. They don’t eat sweets? Maybe someone in their family does. Julia perfected the pitch that $5 a box was an inexpensive way to treat yourself; if anyone still thought it was too expensive, she pointed out that it averaged just 40 cents per cookie.
- Go where your customers are. If potential buyers are shopping online, that’s where you should be selling them. The “digital cookie” option let customers simply click to buy cookies, and Julia says she worked especially hard to promote those sales. (She had to school me on this tool, which simply did not exist in my own Girl Scout days!)
- Use social media as a marketing tool. Julia made funny videos and cookie-themed parodies of songs that she shared on social media. It got people’s attention and generated buzz for her sales. Social media is so important, especially for businesses working to get off the ground. Entrepreneurs can speak directly to the public about a product. In years past, they’d have to spend money on marketing to get the word out.
“Engineering and science, especially oceanology, so I think maybe marketing could help somewhere in there. If I’m at a company that wants me to sell something, I could help with that,” she said.
“Or maybe starting my own business.”
Perhaps she’ll come back to SBA for help! - Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator
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Our Dove brand is helping millions of young people improve their self-esteem
Dove has released limited-edition “Real Beauty Bottles” in the United Kingdom for its body wash that are shaped like different body shapes - some slender, some round, some curvy, some straight up-and-down.
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Gracing the cover of our Summer Beauty Issue, Dove Cameron is truly a beaut - inside and out. The self-professed mascara addict wasn't always so sure of herself, though - and revealed how she finally came to love (and accept!) every single thing that makes her unique. TigerBeat: Have you always felt confident in yourself going makeup-free? Dove Cameron: Definitely not! I wore a lot of makeup during school. I will fully admit that it was just because itâ€™s fun... But there was also a part of me that really wanted to wear makeup all the time , because I felt like I wasnâ€™t beautiful underneath it. Iâ€™ve really made peace with that since then, and Iâ€™ve grown to appreciate my face without it. TigerBeat: When you didnâ€™t feel beautiful, how did you overcome it? Dove Cameron: Honestly, itâ€™s just getting older and loving yourself. Itâ€™s really maturing and understanding that there is more to life than looking good. The things that you value that make you beautiful are not the things
by Stephanie Petit @ PEOPLE.com
Sun Sep 24 13:21:41 PDT 2017
Kylie Jenner is teasing the first signs of a baby bump.
The 20-year-old reality star, who is expecting her first child with beau Travis Scott, shared a glimpse of her stomach in an Instagram photo wishing her BFF Jordyn Woods a happy birthday. In the photo — which was taken on Friday but uploaded on Sunday — Jenner rests her hand on her waist, slightly lifting her baggy black sweatshirt to expose a glimpse of her stomach.
“Yesterday was cute,” Jenner captioned the image with Woods and a giraffe. “Hope you had the happiest of birthdays Jordy. Love you forever ever and beyond..”
The makeup mogul posted another photo with several girlfriends on Sunday, where they’re all posing in white bath robes.
“Mornings,” she simply captioned the mirror selfie with a happy face.
One day after sources confirmed to PEOPLE that she is pregnant, Jenner headed to Las Vegas to watch him perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who is expecting a baby girl in February, covered up her bump with an oversized black t-shirt and brown plastic pants.
From a VIP platform, Jenner watched Scott, 25, perform with DJ Khaled, Chance The Rapper, Demi Lovato and French Montana at the T-Mobile Arena.
Scott and Jenner are both exciting about becoming new parents.
“It is an unexpected but completely amazing turn of events that she could not be more excited or thrilled about,” a source previously said.
“Everyone is overjoyed for her,” the source added. “This is the happiest she’s ever been.”
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Another insider said Scott began telling friends about the pregnancy in July. “He was so excited he couldn’t keep it in,” says the insider. “He’s been so affectionate and protective of Kylie since they found out. He can’t wait to be a dad.”
Jenner has been dating Scott since earlier this year.
Her baby won’t be the only new member joining the famous KarJenner brood: older sister Kim Kardashian West is also expecting via surrogate. Kardashian West shares two other children with husband Kanye West, Saint, who is 21 months old, and daughter North, who turned 4 in June.
The Only Girl in the House
The Only Girl frankly shares her REAL body confidence journey from teen to mother, to rehab to happiness - no thigh gap pity part here though!
by Thomas Hobbs @ Marketing Week
Wed Sep 20 06:50:07 PDT 2017
The cosmetics retailer admits it strayed too far away from being a purpose-driven business under the previous ownership but is looking to turn that around with a new mobile-driven campaign.
The post The Body Shop on how its new owners are trying to revive its ‘activist spirit’ appeared first on Marketing Week.
Feeling beautiful in a world with super models and gorgeous actresses decorating every magazine cover, billboard and TV show can be tough—really tough! However, brands like Dove and Lane Bryant are changing the way we view ourselves with new ad campaigns promoting self-love.
This is a perfect example of a brand taking on a social mission that also builds a unique relationship with its consumer.
by SMW Staff @ Social Media Week
Mon Sep 18 20:43:58 PDT 2017
With an ever increasing need to capture audience attention, the use of imagery has evolved to require more striking, high-performing visual elements that can engage and influence behavior. Content marketers now need to create visual content as seamlessly as possible that supports their business on all social channels. At #SMWLDN, Valentin von Vacano (International Copywriter...
The post Help Your Brand Stand Out From the Crowd With Shutterstock’s Creative Trends appeared first on Social Media Week.
by Leonie Roderick @ Marketing Week
Thu Sep 21 16:01:56 PDT 2017
The government health body is changing its strategy as it looks to take its “tools out of the marketing world and into everyday interactions with the health system”.
The post Public Health England wants to make its brand ‘part of the fabric of society’ appeared first on Marketing Week.
After a long day at work, or play, Red Deerians are invited out to Breathing Room Yoga Studio and Café’s free yoga in the park sessions.
Jennifer Lopez Announces She’s Donating $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
by Maria Pasquini @ PEOPLE.com
Sun Sep 24 12:45:36 PDT 2017
On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo in a press conference announcing she was donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
First in Spanish and then in English, Lopez, 48, shared her announcement in a speech that was live-streamed on Twitter.
“Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are utilizing all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rican and Caribbean relief efforts,” Lopez said.
In addition to her own personal contribution, Lopez announced that the New York Yankees and the MLB “have both committed to join us in giving a significant contribution to this cause.”
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Lopez shared that together with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, they were working to spearhead “additional relief efforts” to “rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean desperately need.”
She announced she was also working with Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban and Dallas Mavericks Puerto Rican player J.J. Barea to send over two airplanes filled with supplies and generators to San Juan, Puerto Rico — they’re just waiting for air clearance.
“I’ve been so moved by the initial responses,” she continued. “They have been overwhelming, nobody has said no. Anybody we’ve have called is right there asking what they can do. They’re all very eager to help.”
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 24, 2017
In her speech, Lopez confirmed that she still has not heard from all of her family members in Puerto Rico.
“My cousin and I and our family still haven’t been able to hear from all of our family over there and we are concerned for them and for everybody on the island,” she said, echoing the news she revealed on Thursday.
“The conditions are dire,” the star told PEOPLE. “We need to do as much as we can to help the people of Puerto Rico.”
In the meantime, Lopez is doing everything she can to help raise awareness and money for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating storm.
“Jen and Alex are making personal phone calls to their celebrity friends and heads of corporations and asking them to donate either funds, planes or money to get supplies to Puerto Rico,” says a source.
Lopez, Rodriguez and Anthony are among other stars with ties to the island making impassioned pleas for donations and aid. Ricky Martin, “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee and Rosie Perez are also using their star power to help raise awareness and money.
“What’s on my mind is what’s going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief,” J Lo said in an Instagram post backstage from her Las Vegas residency show. “Me and my cousin still haven’t been able to hear from our families over there.
“What’s foremost on my mind and many others is trying to figure out the best way to help,” she added. “Today, Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Areizaga. Together we can help rebuild our island, and the Caribbean.”with reporting by ELIZABETH LEONARD
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As participants in the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend this year, Girls Inc. girls took part in activities designed to help them change the conversation about beauty around them, centering it on real, inner beauty and positive self-talk. The Dove campaign this year focused on girls and women creating a positive “body image legacy” for those around …
As a brand, be a catalyst for positive cultural change because consumers respond when they see a brand that reflects a truer and liberating vision of beauty
As a brand, be a catalyst for positive cultural change because consumers respond when they see a brand that reflects a truer and liberating vision of beauty
Women's body confidence. It's a tough issue. There is no simple answer nor resolution to the fact that roughly every second woman in the world has self esteem issues. To counteract this stifling statistic, the U.N, working in conjunction with the Dove Self Esteem Project are hoping to reverse the effects of unrealistic body portrayals by the media, and the scrutiny women are under constantly to maintain a 'shapely' figure.
Dove's latest launch in its real beauty campaign has taken a peculiar turn with new bottles designed to mimic the various body shapes of women.
With their #IAmPerfect movement, three U.K. residents are saying the lingerie brand is body shaming and promoting an unrealistic standard of beauty.
Follow project: Evaluating the Dove Self Esteem Project Educational Tools for Body Confidence by Phillippa C Diedrichs on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.
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