Fabletics is Showcasing Reverse Showrooms Work Great For Consumers Looking To Buy Athletic Wear

Amazon has been the leading e-commerce site for business in a number of years. The idea of using a reverse showroom technique is what has led the shoppers to purchase their items from Amazon. Before now, if someone wanted to purchase a particular brand or manufacturer, they would have to visit their local store to find the item they needed. Now, shoppers head to the virtual showroom where they can choose to find the items they desire. Because there is a broad market, there is always a place to purchase the items that you desire.

 

A brand that has chosen to use the reverse showroom technique to reach more consumers is the Fabletics brand. The brand has been seeking out consumers from all areas. A consumer or shopper will visit the webpage and then take a short lifestyle quiz to determine what orders to send you next. Each member is going to select a variety of choices for athletic wear and then each month, a new workout gear outfit will arrive to your home.

 

The quiz will help the business know what styles you like and what choices would be more liked and accepted by you, the consumer.

 

When the brand first was in the planning stage, they knew that they would need someone who loved to workout and who would help them to get their point across. There would be no other option for a spokesperson other than Kate Hudson. Kate is an avid workout enthusiast and was happy to find someone who could help make gym clothes more stylish.

 

Prior to becoming involved with Fabletics, Kate had no prior experience in the business world. Since the day she was approached, Kate has maintained a firm grip within the brand. She has helped to not only design the clothes but has helped in the marketing world as well. There has been nothing that she has not found herself involved with when it comes to the business world of Fabletics.

 

Kate Hudson has been a successful actress for a number of years courtesy of her major roles in movies such as How To Loose A Guy In 10 Days and Fools Gold. She has played major roles for hit movies previously and now she plays a major role in helping to build a successful business.

 

When it comes to working out, there has been no shortage in the workout world for Kate. She has been avid about her role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and for her, taking on Fabletics was just another way to be successful.

The Golden Touch of Desiree Perez

In 2008, celebrated Hip Hop star and business mogul Jay Z signed a ten year deal with Live Nation worth 150 million dollars. As a decade ends and the deal comes to close, Jay Z is looking to leverage on the success of this deal to attract other industry bigwigs to seek a stake in his company, Roc Nation. As the 360 Deal, as it was dubbed, comes to an end, the buy-sell clause will be triggered, meaning that either of the two parties can either sell their stakes or buy the other out of the company.

With reports that Live Nation is not keen on continuing the recording deal with Roc Nation, Jay Z has been looking to other industry players to invest in his company. Together with Roc Nation top executive Desiree Perez, Jay Z is said to have held a meeting with Universal’s chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge about a possible deal. Speculations on whether the meeting could lead to a new deal for Jay and his company has been fueled especially by the fact that Universal Music Group already has a distribution deal with Roc Nation.

Desiree Perez has been an instrumental player in the success of not only Jay Z and the Roc Nation brand, but also for many other Roc Nation artists. She is the silent force behind the growth and success of such industry greats as Rihanna and Beyonce among many others. Ms. Perez is the chief operating officer for Roc Nation, a position which she has held since 2009.

Desiree Perez’s influence in the Roc Nation brand has been instrumental in leading the label’s stars to monumental success. She was the brain and force behind the highly successful Rihanna Samsung deal as well as the Beyonce Formation Stadium. With her brains, skills, and experience, Roc Nation is, without a doubt, in safe hands.

Australia and Equities First Witholding

Equities First Withholding is a multi-national company with offices all around the world, especially in Austrailia. This particular office is in Austrailia and has three people to run the entire office, according to their website. There is the President, the Managing Director, a director, and an associate as well. As they need more people, I am sure positions will be added to the offices there in Australia. Equities First Withholding is a great company and would be a good company to look into for job opportunities. Equities specializes in capital for businesses and does very well for their specialization as well.

Eric Lefkofsky Advances Cancer Treatment

Eric Lefkofsky Advances Cancer Treatment

Cancer has now become a more pronounced disease as it was before. According to statistics, people living with cancer make 40% of the population in the US. The number of people living with cancer is expected to increase as years go by. Cancer treatment has, therefore, become crucial to all health facilities aiming at offering treatment at all levels. Tempus has advanced cancer treatment by improving data collection and technology used in hospitals. Tempus is led by Erick Lefkofsky who is the co-founder of this company.

Eric Lefkofsky’s idea of collecting more detailed and reliable data about cancer patients struck his mind after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is at this point that Erick realized a big gap that existed between data collection and technology. He realized that a lot of data are collected about cancer patients but the information collected is not channeled in a streamlined way to make use of it during cancer treatments. Despite that technology was embraced in hospitals, this technology had not been incorporated in data collection and research analysis.

Tempus came in as a result of those gaps that were discovered by Lefkofsky aiming at transforming how cancer care was delivered to patients. Tempus has created a platform that effectively analyzes patients’ molecular as well as clinical data that has made cancer treatments more accurate and efficient. This company also developed soft wares for analytical work but obtaining clinical and medical data for analysis was initially a problem.

The company also faced another problem whereby the information or rather data collected about cancer patients was stored as progress notes. The data was inform of free text field that made it difficult to capture the information and analyze it efficiently. Fortunately, Tempus has developed soft wares such as optical character recognition capabilities and natural language processing that collects pertinent notes that are quickly transformed into structured data that help advance cancer treatment and care.

Cancer treatment has been advanced by Tempus whereby molecular and cellular data has now been involved in their analytical work. According to Tempus, human genes hold clues of what is happens to the body cells and therefore genome sequencing can make it easier and more efficient in fighting cancer disease. Tempus has made it easy for doctors to pair a specific type of cancer with the appropriate treatment hence improving the prognosis of cancer treatments.

Erick Lefkofsky is the co-founder and the CEO of Tempus. He was born in 1969 and studied at the University of Michigan where he acquired his degree in law in the year 1993.Even though he attained high qualifications in law, Erick was swept in the Dot.com revolution where he emerged as an influential player in the Tempus Company. He spends most of his time in Chicago as this is where Tempus is located.

Eric is also a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of business teaching a course on Entrepreneurship. He has also written a business book about how technology affects business. The work of Tempus has brought advanced cancer treatment globally hence improving the lives of cancer patients.

Whitney Wolfe and her Quest to Revolutionize Modern-day Communications through BumbleBFF and BumbeBFF

Whitney Wolfe, who is the brains behind a matchmaking app known as Bumble, recently held her wedding ceremony in Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy. Her partner was Michael Herd, a celebrated hotelier and investor in the oil and gas industry. The couple met back in 2003 during a vacation with their families in Aspen. They got to know each other through a mutual friend.Michael and Whitney began dating on Valentine’s Day a year after they met. They also got engaged two years after they began dating. Whitney hired Diana Sorensen, who works for Sugokuii Events, as the wedding planner based on her exceptional taste and experience in events planning. She also got a recommendation from friends about selecting Villa Tre Ville as the wedding venue.Whitney donned a couture Oscar de la Renta gown and Gianvito Rossi heels on her wedding day. The bridesmaids and groomsmen had matching outfits. The ceremony kicked off at 7:45 PM and ended at 5:00 AM. It involves exchanging of vows, catering, dancing and presentation of gifts. The after-party was inspired by the classical Italian disco era. Whitney donned a Naem Khan dress after cutting the cake and danced with her new bridegroom until 5 AM.

About Whitney Wolfe

As the founder of the fourth most popular dating app, Whitney Wolfe has several professional achievements on her name. She was among the influential women listed on Elle’s Women in Tech in 2016 and Business Insider’s 2014 compilation of 30 Most Important Women Under 30 in Tech.

Wolfe’s academic and career background

Whitney Wolfe is an international studies graduate of Southern Methodist University. She ventured into entrepreneurship at the age of 19. Her venture focused on selling bamboo tote bags. Wolfe also founded the “Help Us Project” as a non-profit group in collaboration with Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist. Hatch Labs hired her at 22 years of age to work with a start-up known as Cardify. She left the company after the start-up collapsed and ventured into the world of matchmaking apps.

Bumble

Bumble was a result of Whitney Wolfe’s relentless ambition to develop a unique dating mobile application. Since its inception in 2014, Bumble has surpassed other dating apps by serving over 18 million subscribers. The company also recently rolled out BumbleBIZZ and BumbeBFF as a strategy for diversifying its service and product portfolio.With its official headquarters in Austin, TX, Bumble is governed by a professional team of 70 employees. The company released BumbleBIZZ as a career-connection app. Women are the allowed to reach out first in every connections that are made. Bumble’s BumbleBFF is specifically designed for women who seek female acquaintances. Whitney Wolfe is hopeful that these apps will make a big difference in modern-day communications.

Samuel Strauch Believes Miami’s Real Estate Market Will Bounce Back

Samuel Strauch is a Florida real estate investor and developer who is based in the Miami Beach area in South Florida. He created Metrik Real Estate after working for a family business that dealt with real estate investment and development. Before entering the real estate field, Samuel Strauch had worked in the banking industry. His educational background includes studying business, finance and international management at Hofstra University, Erasmus University and Harvard University.

Mr. Strauch says that investors in the Miami Real estate market need not fret over the recent hurricane damage. Samuel Strauch reminds investors that Miami and Florida as a whole is one of the best places in the country to withstand hurricane force winds, flooding and tornadoes. This is because after Hurricane Andrew swept through the state, the state of Florida has enacted one of the most stringent building codes anywhere in the planet.

The strict building codes means that new buildings must be constructed to be hurricane proof. Older structures would also have to be fortified or torn down and replaced. What this means is that despite the ongoing hurricane threat, Miami buildings and structures should be safe in the event of a major hurricane. From the investor and developer point of view, this is very reassuring, says Samuel Strauch. This gives you peace of mind that your investment will remain safe.

While hurricane Irma did cause extensive damage in Florida, it was nowhere near the level caused by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. This was because the state of Florida has shored up its infrastructure and enacted the tougher building codes. Samuel Strauch says that pumps are now powered by backup generators, so that water will continue to be pumped out of streets and flooded streams in the case of power outages. Such a move has helped reduce flooding and associated water damage in many low lying and waterfront areas in the Miami metro area. Shatterproof class, cinder block masonry and roofs with hurricane straps also limit and prevent hurricane damage from powerful winds.

Samuel Strauch says that the real estate in Miami has taken a dip due to Hurricane Irma, but it will not be down for long. Once cleanup is complete and power is restored, expect demand to increase right back where it was. Florida is well prepared for major hurricanes and the threat of a hurricane should not stop real estate developers from investing in some of the best locations in the country.

Samuel Strauch info: www.metrikmiami.com/

Bridget Scarr’s advice to young entrepreneurs

Bridget Scarr is a successful media production entrepreneur based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at Rhodes University and later worked as a TV producer before transitioning to innovative production and writing. Bridget’s projects attract a large audience across various platforms. Her over 15 years experience as an executive producer has enabled her to successfully direct several creative and technical productions teams. These productions include animation, entertainment, advertisements, factual entertainment programming and lifestyle.

 

 

Bridget’s ambition was to actualize her ideas and that of others. This ambition led to the development of Colibri Studios. The studio has since brought to life this ambition through exhibition projects, Augmented and Virtual reality, Digital Content and traditional TV projects. Colibri Studios has teamed up with international journalists, creative talent and project partners with the aim of actualizing projects. Bridget Scarr manages content development, partnership and strategy part of the project.

 

 

Bridget believes that actualization of projects relies on its primary inspiration. She is currently working on a project to create an app that will enable the current generation understand people who lived in the past. The app will create understanding through factual and scripted elements such as landmarks and monuments as well as narrative stories.

 

 

Bridget believes that regular meditation and time out to natural environments helps create focus and new energy. She encourages individuals to embrace meditation and make it a routine activity as this changed her world for the better. Bridget believes in planning her time well in order to have a productive day. She also values her family as she creates time to bond with her son and partner.

 

 

Bridget Scarr encourages individuals to never lose hope with the challenges that come with life. Individuals should be thankful to those who are always supportive of them. They should also get rid of fear, love unconditionally and believe in oneself. She emphasizes that challenges do present a learning platform. One should therefore concentrate on the opportunities that come with challenges.

 

 

As an entrepreneur, Bridget believes that a wine app is a great investment opportunity that has not been tapped into. With advancement in technology, the app presents a unique business opportunity for both wine stores and online retailers. It should avail virtual wine store accompanied by home delivery services.

 

 

Every human being wishes to fulfill their ambitions. There are several challenges that hinder one’s success but the most important thing is to stand, shake off the dust and move on. Discover your points of interest and work towards attaining your goals. This is the foundation to renowned global entrepreneurs.

 

Connect with Bridget Scarr on LinkedIn.

Normal Pattiz Announces PodcastOne’s Brand Life Research Results

PodcastOne’s chief executive officer, Norman Pattiz recently released the final results of the firm’s progressive, inclusive studies that were conducted on five major consumer brands across diverse service and products classes. Mr. Pattiz released the results alongside Edison Research Strategy’s Vice President, Tom Webster. The study was conducted during the second half of 2016 and concluded that podcasting has a positive influence on brands.

 

Key Findings

 

According to the study, over 60 percent of podcast listeners tend to refer to a particular grocery brand after an ad runs. This is a significant increase from a paltry seven percent of listeners in the pre-study. Also, autonomous product responsiveness significantly improved. Edison Research conducted three types of research on behalf of PodcastOne in 2016.

 

Some of the brands that took part in the study are well-known but were launching new marketing campaigns. The rest of the brands that took part are lesser-known but were seeking to improve their awareness. According to Mr. Webster, the study points out that podcast listeners are more interested in brand messages. This is attested to by the fact that there is a general willingness to consider or purchase such brands.

 

On his part, Mr. Pattiz asserted that the podcast setup paves the way for superior brand awareness, which gives it an advantage over traditional product advertising techniques. The results explain why PodcastOne has been dedicated to the use of an integrated approach as far as measurement and advertising are concerned.

 

Norman Pattiz’s Résumé

 

Norman is a renowned entrepreneur with vast interests across the media industry in America. He is the founder and CEO of Westwood One, a leading provider of digital content, sports, entertainment, and weather programming news in the U.S. This media conglomerate brings together several subsidiaries including Courtside Entertainment Group and PodcastOne which is a nationally renowned advertiser-supported podcast channel. Learn more: http://normanpattiz.com/

 

Under Norman’s leadership, PodcastOne has experienced remarkable growth. It currently highlights more than 300 hours of creative programs on a weekly basis. On its part, Westwood One provides news to leading outlets such as CBS News, Mutual Broadcasting System, NCCA Basketball, CNN Radio, and the Super Bowl.

 

Apart from his success in the corporate world, Norman has benefitted from lucrative public appointments. He served as a board member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors during the Bill Clinton and George Bush administrations. He is also a regent at the University of California Los Angeles besides serving as the chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Laboratories. He has also been admitted to the National Radio Hall of Fame.

 

Key Drivers of OSI Group’s Phenomenal Success in Business

OSI Group has been at the forefront of expanding its business by acquiring other companies. This company is a leading provider of custom food products. OSI Group has operations in various countries across the globe. This organization is committed to:

1. Emphasizing on growth

According to the president of OSI Group, David McDonald, the company is committed to growth. He further stresses that OSI Group works closely with its customers to provide them with cutting-edge solutions that will assist them to build their businesses. This collaboration enables clients to dictate what they want. He further congratulates Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin for his continued dedication to OSI Group.

2. Expanding its operations

OSI Group acquired Tyson Foods plant for $7.4 million to expand its business in Chicago. This new acquisition covers an area of about 200,000 square foot and will provide an avenue for OSI Group to expand its manufacturing capabilities. Tyson Foods plant manufactures a broad range of foods such as bacon, hot dogs, and poultry, which are in line with OSI Group’s portfolio.

3. Making inroads in Europe

OSI Group acquired Flagship Europe and Baho Food with the aim of making its presence known in Europe. Baho Foods has five subsidiaries in Netherlands and Germany, and this merger would help OSI Group provide a broader product portfolio to its increased clients.

4. Global Growth

OSI Group is a conglomerate with operations in China. According to its president, OSI Group views itself as a global leader that operates a large-scale operation.

5. OSI Group’s management team

OSI Group’s chief executive officer has an excellent academic background that enables him to steer the company to greatness. Under his leadership, the corporation has focused on innovation while growing its operations across the globe.

About OSI Group

OSI Group is a food processing company whose head office is in Aurora, Illinois. The company has been operational over ten decades, and it is the leading provider of processed foods in the world. OSI Group is a private company, and it has more than 20,000 employees. This company has offices in North America, Asia, the Pacific, Eastern and Western Europe. OSI Group’s products range from vegetable, poultry, to dough products. This meat processing company serves high profile clients such as the McDonald’s chain of restaurants. OSI Group is led by Sheldon Lavin and David MacDonald who work tirelessly to ensure that the company serves a broader market. This company has received recognition from numerous organizations. In 2011, it was listed as one of the largest companies in the world by Forbes Magazine. OSI Group continues to maintain a stable heritage of service and quality in all its endeavors.

OSI Group Info: www.foodworks.pl/en/osi-group-en.html

SahmAdrangi’s Unprecedented Short Sale

Recently, in a conversation with Reuters, it was announced that SahmAdrangi, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management, has planned to make an unprecedented move in which he will be shorting an unnamed, soon-to-be-public company. Mr. SahmAdrangi has currently raised approximately $100 million through investors who believe in his thesis. This new fund by Kerrisdale Capital Management has been termed a co-investment and appears to be the first of its kind. While it is not uncommon for fund managers to securing financing for the recovery of companies associated with energy, as well as residential mortgage-backed securities, an investment such as this has not been seen before.

As the head of the small New York-based firm, Mr. Adrangi recently took it upon himself to deliver an email to his investors, detailing the fact that they have currently garnered a very significant amount of money in a very short period of time, alluding to the idea that the move has impacted the alternatives community. The unnamed company that Mr. Adrangi plans to short is allegedly worth upwards of $10 billion. In an effort to continue garnering support for his thesis, Mr. Adrangi, along with Shane Wilson, an analyst for Kerrisdale, has planned to release a new report, a video, as well as a website that will continue to details intricacies of the short sale. According to an anonymous source, the target company will be revealed during May of this year, as the Kerrisdale is currently buying stock in the company in order to position themselves correctly for the move.

As the founder and Chief Investing Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management, Mr. Adrangi has been actively involved in the development of the company since its inception in 2009. After founding the company on less than $1 million, Kerrisdale Capital Management has grown to manage approximately $500 million. Mr. Adrangi has been widely recognized for his exploits regarding short selling and publishing research, and between 2010 and 2011, helped to expose a myriad of fraudulent Chinese companies, including Lihua International, China Marine Food Group, and China-Biotics.