To say I love the Kate Spade brand would be an understatement. I’ve carried the Kelly-Green tote I purchased in Charleston as a briefcase for the past 3 years and can’t give it up despite the tattered straps.
When asked if I’d be interested in writing a post to reflect my time at Fletcher, I pondered how to sum up this experience in just a short blog. Joining the Fletcher team for my senior spring semester at The University of Tennessee was easily one of the main highlights of my undergraduate career. In the beginning, I thought I was gaining valuable agency experience. I did, but I also gained new mentors and a skill set that I appreciate.
At Fletcher, we are passionate about helping women grow and achieve. We are a group of strong women who advocate for other women as the cornerstone of our culture.
I could not be more honored to take the helm for Mary Beth West. She is not only an amazing public relations professional that I have learned much from over the years; she is also a dear and trusted friend. Mary Beth, I know I have some big high heels to fill and I’m so glad we’re going to have the opportunity to work together in a new way. You are simply the best.
When I meet people and explain that our company specializes in marketing to women, I can often see the wheels turning. The next question usually goes something like, “Oh yeah? So, you work with retailers and fashion/beauty companies?”
On November 7, Twitter unveiled their new face lift that users feared would leave it unrecognizable, pulling back their restriction of brevity and doubling the character limit to 280. Users immediately responded with criticism, curiosity and cleverness.
The economy of the internet has made it so that more and more services which previously required an outside professional are available to the lay user. Need a logo, business cards and website? There are online services available that can get you situated without ever having to bring in another person.
In 2015, Pinterest launched a diversity report that pledged its commitment to building a more ethnic and gender diverse company. According to this report, it set the goal of implementing a requirement that at least one person from an underrepresented background and one female candidate is interviewed for every open leadership position. Now, in 2017, Pinterest is continuing to strive for equality in a unique way.
There is an article on Trend Hunter about the new emoji-inspired packaging at a Baristo café in Spain. It lets the customer customize their coffee experience by choosing a cup to match their mood. This type of marketing taps into a fundamental part of our psyche – our desire to create individually curated lifestyles, hence the popularity of social media. The emoji cups bring a “social media” feel to life.