Alfie Deyes has 5 million YouTube subscribers, 3 million followers on Twitter, 1.7 million Facebook fans, and he gets 16 million views per Snapchat story.To top it off, the PointlessBlog auteur lives in a massive house in Brighton with Zoe "Zoella" Sugg, YouTube's hottest British woman, whose star shines even brighter than his.Virtually every aspect of his life appears on video — he can't even go grocery shopping without being mobbed.And it is incredibly lucrative.Business Insider had dinner with Deyes in Prague this month, and then we interviewed him on stage with his manager Dom Smales at the Engage 2016 conference, hosted by SocialBakers, the social media management company.They sent me on a course to learn to drive in four days.And we launched it about six weeks ago and it's going incredibly, incredibly well.BI: So there are hats ...A: Yeah, and iPhone cases, hoodies, jumpers, T-shirts, hats.BI: And how many of these things are you selling?A: Quite a lot.
Spotify has updated the pricing and allowances for its Spotify Family premium streaming package, effectively driving down the monthly price of Spotify Premium accounts to £2.50 for those who capitalise upon it shrewdly.Bringing its multi-user, single-lead-account package pricing in line with rival Apple Music's, the Spotify Family package now lets up to six family members get their own premium access to the service for a £14.99 monthly fee.One user is assigned the bill, but if the five other members all dip their hands into their pockets, you'd essentially be able to get all the benefits of a standard single-user £9.99 a month premium account such as ad-free listening, offline downloads and personal playlists for each user for just £2.50 per person.Of course, the definition of "family" can be quite a broad one too, and Spotify's own terms and conditions doesn't seem to be laying down any hard or fast rules in that regard at least from what I can make of the legalese .What may be a win for your bank balance may not be quite so useful to the bands and artists you like though – any discounted user price is only eventually going to drive down the per-stream payout economy for those whose music is on Spotify and similar services.So keep that in mind, and buy the t-shirts, attend the tours and spend cash on the records of the bands you really love.
Spotify has updated the pricing and allowances for its Spotify Family premium streaming package, effectively driving down the monthly price of Spotify Premium accounts to £2.50 for those who capitalise upon it shrewdly.Bringing its multi-user, single-lead-account package pricing in line with rival Apple Music's, the Spotify Family package now lets up to six family members get their own premium access to the service for a £14.99 monthly fee.One user is assigned the bill, but if the five other members all dip their hands into their pockets, you'd essentially be able to get all the benefits of a standard single-user £9.99 a month premium account such as ad-free listening, offline downloads and personal playlists for each user for just £2.50 per person.Of course, the definition of "family" can be quite a broad one too, and Spotify's own terms and conditions doesn't seem to be laying down any hard or fast rules in that regard at least from what I can make of the legalese .What may be a win for your bank balance may not be quite so useful to the bands and artists you like though – any discounted user price is only eventually going to drive down the per-stream payout economy for those whose music is on Spotify and similar services.So keep that in mind, and buy the t-shirts, attend the tours and spend cash on the records of the bands you really love.
When a customer arrives at his studio, he takes their photograph in whatever they happen to be wearing.According to AP, many people in Cuba want to look presentable in their passport photographs.But wearing a suit in the Cuban heat isn t much fun, and for many people buying a three-piece in the first place would be an expensive decadence.To overcome the problem, Marreroo initially offered his clients a real suit to wear for the photoshoot, but apparently they didn t dig wearing used clothing.So instead, he started photoshopping smart clothes onto the photographs of people wearing their regular scruffy T-shirts.He now apparently finds himself part of a circle of photographers who trade images of smart clothes amongst themselves.
When a customer arrives at his studio, he takes their photograph in whatever they happen to be wearing.According to AP, many people in Cuba want to look presentable in their passport photographs.But wearing a suit in the Cuban heat isn t much fun, and for many people buying a three-piece in the first place would be an expensive decadence.To overcome the problem, Marreroo initially offered his clients a real suit to wear for the photoshoot, but apparently they didn t dig wearing used clothing.So instead, he started photoshopping smart clothes onto the photographs of people wearing their regular scruffy T-shirts.He now apparently finds himself part of a circle of photographers who trade images of smart clothes amongst themselves.
Money is pretty good loot in itself.Loot Crate, the site that sends themed, physical goodies every month to subscribers, announced today that it has received $18.5 million in Series A funding.Loot Crate has over 600,000 subscribers worldwide.Correction: We originally said that Loot Crate had over 600 million subscribers, which was incorrect.Loot Crate is defining the next generation of e-commerce by revolutionizing the way that fans worldwide engage with each other and access exclusive pop-culture and entertainment merchandise, said Loot Crate chief executive officer Chris Davis in a press release sent to GamesBeat.We ve shown that by authentically reaching out to fans, we can create memorable monthly ritual experiences with strong emotional bonds.Each month s box includes four to seven items, including goodies like figurines and T-shirts.Previous Loot Crate packages have included swag from popular brands spread across media including TV, movies, comics, and games — such as Deadpool, The Walking Dead, Mass Effect, and Star Wars.
The Japanese firm is pinning its hopes on next year s NX console, and the new Legend of Zelda game, being a success.But it s also looking at other money-generating avenues, such as mobile games, movies, and licensing deals, which president Tatsumi Kimishima said was key to growing the company.Nintendo s latest licensing venture is a partnership with Vans, the manufacturer famed for its skateboarding shoes, to produce a range of retro-themed products.There will be 13 different styles, including variations of the Authentic, the Classic Slip-On and the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool, and Sk8-Hi Slim.The footwear, which also come in children s sizes, will feature logos, quotes from famous characters It s Dangerous to go Alone!In addition to the shoes, the collaboration will produce other Nintendo goodies, such as t-shirts, tank-tops, backpacks, flip-flops, bags, socks, and hats.
Loot Crate s themed subscription boxes offer plenty of geeky goodies each month, including t-shirts, magnets, and figurines based on Marvel and DC comics, popular anime series, and famous science-fiction films.But if your tastes are a little more video game-centric, the Halo Legendary Crate might be what you want, instead.The Halo Legendary Crate will be delivered every two months for $40, and includes exclusive Halo gear, collectibles, and in-game content.Fans can look forward to the mystery of each box, which knowing a great selection of quality Halo items are always waiting within.Perhaps the most interesting part of the announcement concerns a line on Loot Crate s website describing the themes based on the biggest moments in the Halo universe.This could help to keep things fresh every month, with Fall of Reach and The Maw almost certainly being chosen.
Get Started When growing your business, you often find that help appears in unexpected places.Personalized store fronts and pop-up shops that sell merch with exclusive designs are just a few ways we connected with fans.The band took a selfie with the crowd at every show in their most recent tour, which was then used to create custom, venue specific T-shirts.In other industries, it might be a good move to help fund charitable organizations that operated near company headquarters.Going above and beyond what is expected of you is a great way to keep customers satisfied.Fall Out Boy has successfully surrounded themselves with a team of skilled managers and technical people who compliment their skill sets.
We are non profit local sports team who mainly fundraise and as for grants for equipment, field usage and the like.often finding majority of people saying"i didn't know anything like this existed in new zealand"About the club.We currently mainly advertise through facebook with paid ads leading up to our season a month in advance, approximately $10/ week We also have a lot of word of mouth, and again facebook, through photos tagging players and hoping that it appears on their friends timelines etc.This was done more of a chance to get in the good books with a bar, this isn't possible now since the bar has changed owners who now no longer want to help us with sponsorship.T shirts, hats, maybe a bag , which people can buy at near cost.We also help out with community events when we can.
By dressing like Apple store employees, of course.In both robberies, the suspects dressed similarly to Apple employees, walking directly to the drawers where brand-new, unlocked iPhones were stored.And the Upper West Side location is a particularly smart target since it s used to train employees—an unfamiliar face wearing the uniform wouldn t stick out.A new uniform concept for Apple employees introduced by Apple s senior VP of retail might be to blame for the robberies.Apple uniforms used to change seasonally, with all employees wearing the same t-shirts for weeks or months at a time themed to the next holiday or product launch.But not only does the wide variety of shirts that are now allowed make it more difficult to quickly recognise who does and does not work for the store—Pro tip: Don t go to Target wearing red unless you want to be asked where the deodorant is—this also makes it much easier to get your hands on a regulation blue shirt since they re not retired like the old t-shirts.
By dressing like Apple store employees, of course.In all the robberies, the suspects dressed similarly to Apple employees, walking directly to the drawers where brand-new, unlocked iPhones were stored.And the Upper West Side location is a particularly smart target since it s used to train employees—an unfamiliar face wearing the uniform wouldn t stick out.A new uniform concept for Apple employees introduced by Apple s senior VP of retail might be to blame for the robberies.As 9 to 5 Mac reported, the switch to permanent uniforms is meant to make Apple stores feel more high-end, like the luxury outposts they are meant to be.But not only does the wide variety of shirts that are now allowed make it more difficult to quickly recognize who does and does not work for the store—Pro tip: Don t go to Target wearing red unless you want to be asked where the deodorant is—this also makes it much easier to get your hands on a regulation blue shirt since they re not retired like the old t-shirts.
At Apple Stores, the display computers and phones may be locked down to tables, but the extra devices in the back aren't.And as it turns out, an enterprising thief needs only a blue shirt and similarly attired partner to walk off with thousands of dollars in Apple products.That's exactly what happened in Manhattan last week when a thief posing as a one of the familiar-looking Apple Store staffers purloined 19 iPhones — worth $16,130 — from the SoHo Apple Store.DNAinfo reports: Police said the thief "dressed similarly" to store employees — who usually wear blue T-shirts imprinted with an Apple logo — and walked right into an electronics repair room at about 5:30 p.m. on June 1.The man grabbed 19 iPhones from a drawer inside the room, worth a total of $16,130, then handed them over to another thief.That man hid the phones under his shirt, and the pair walked out of the store.To recap: you don't need to be a genius to rob the Apple store, but it helps if you dress like one.EXCLUSIVE FREE REPORT:25 Big Tech Predictions by BI Intelligence.Get the Report Now NOW WATCH: Here s where Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs started as internsLoading video...
AppleBrazen thieves have walked off with at least 87 iPhones, worth $55,000 £38,000 , from Apple Stores in New York City by dressing as employees.The spree began in February when a woman wearing the blue shirt and dark pants of an Apple employee grabbed eight iPhones from an Apple Store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.Why advertise with usThe same place was hit again the following month when a man dressed as a store worker grabbed 59 iPhones out of a drawer at the Genius Bar.The store may have been specifically targeted because it's used for training so that unfamiliar workers come and go.In addition, all types of blue shirts with a logo — from T-shirts to polo shirts, long or short sleeve — are now acceptable for employees which makes it harder to notice one that doesn't perfectly fit in with the others in a designated store.Comedian Tyler Fischer shows how to pretend to be an Apple Store employee.
This is where the big players – Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony, etc – show off their forthcoming multimillion dollar releases to a highly excitable crowd of retailers, investors and journalists.The two main halls – south and west – are where all the big stands are, which sounds easy to cope with, but they re on either side of the road, connected by a series of raised walkways; getting from one hall to the other involves a 10-minute sprint, either through a glass-walled corridor that turns into an oven under the punishing Californian sun, or along an outside walkway, that also turns into an oven, but has the advantage of rows of food trucks serving over-priced burritos to madding crowds of people in promotional video game T-shirts.People push and cluster their way through the narrow alleyways between stands carrying big bags of swag – usually black T-shirts and posters and little action figures.Four days later, everyone is back at LAX, to catch flights across the globe.Last year Sony caused mass hysteria by announcing an undated Final Fantasy VII, the revival of Last Guardian and a Shenmue 3 Kickstarter.They could have done this at one of the big consumer shows like PAX, Penny Arcade or EGX, but they did it at E3, because this still feels like the place to go to make a truly global impact.
I was involved in one project where I worked for weeks on a multi-touch campaign, only to find out after the launch that the customer support team lost their notes, the sales team forgot to follow up for a week, and operations discovered holes in the distribution process.To top it all off, HR released a new dress code policy that barred employees from wearing t-shirts to work, meaning I couldn t wear my lucky tee the day the campaign launched.HR is responsible for the health and well-being of an organization s employees, in order to help make them the most productive, informed, and protected possible.Here is a breakdown of just a few of the key players remember, from the front to the back, every employee is a marketer that contribute to a successful full funnel marketing playbook:SalesHerein lies the sales vs. marketing debate.ProductLeave the if we build it, they will come saying at the movies.If you can t answer yes, you re exposing a major weakness in your marketing plan and its chances for success.
Father s Day Clothing Gold BoxToday s big Amazon Gold Box is ostensibly filled with clothes for Father s Day, but it s big and varied enough that you can probably find something for yourself as well.Inside, you ll find polos, t-shirts, shorts, pants, belts, wallets, and more from a variety of designers.Prices start under $10 for a lot of different items, so if you have any gaps in your summer wardrobe, this is a great chance to fix that.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.We want your feedback.
It's hard enough for the Met Office...HPC blog Your correspondent wrote this blog during the action at the ISC 16 Student Cluster Competition arena, located on the trade show floor of the ISC 16 conference.At 3pm, the competition kicked off with a Le Mans-style start: each student team had to scour the show floor to gather team t-shirts hidden in various booths.Students have a set amount of time, usually a morning or afternoon, to optimize and turn in the results from each application.This year, the ISC organizers are serving up a particularly challenging slate of apps…Let s take a closer look…Graph500 is a very data intensive benchmark that will stress the hell out of the communication subsystem of a cluster.Each permutation of the route has to be tested against other alternatives, which takes a lot of compute power.It s a demanding application since it can handle massive datasets where every particle is ordered as a function of their proximity to other particles.
If you ever dream of making a living posting funny jokes and memes to Instagram, take a look at the media empire built by 25-year-old Elliot Tebele.He's the founder of the hit Instagram account with the name we can't repeat in our family friendly publication, @F--kJerry.He and his cofounder and childhood friend, Elie Ballas, are masters of the Internet meme.It's now a 9-member team that expects to generate between $1.5 million and $3 million in revenue this year, Tebele told Forbes reporter Madeline Berg.Among the team is Ben Kaplan, who famously built the WiGo college party app and saw it soar in popularity in 13 months.They make their money by doing paid/promotional posts the fee for the first one, years ago, was $3,000, though the team wouldn't reveal what they charge these days ; through services where they take over a company's Instagram account to drive followers and show them how its done charging per hour, plus per follower and often making $30,000 a contract for that .Their fans can buy jackets, hoodies, flip-flops, t-shirts, hats, aprons and other assorted meme-laden wares.Last week, they launched a Kickstarter campaign for their latest merchandising project, "What Do You Meme?"In just seven days, faithful fans have pledged over $100,000, with weeks left in the campaign.The Jerry Media team sent Business Insider a few sample cards to give you a feel for what they hope will become "the funniest card game in the whole entire world."
PALO ALTO -- Speaking to an eager audience of international entrepreneurs at Stanford University on Friday, President Barack Obama challenged the tech community to look beyond Silicon Valley to embrace diversity and forge global relationships.Obama stressed international connections, despite the anxiety those relationships can create, during his seventh -- and last -- Global Entrepreneurship Summit.For more than a mile along the Embarcadero in Palo Alto, summer campers in matching T-shirts waved, some holding American flags.The annual summit is an opportunity for Obama's administration to showcase its commitment to fostering global innovation.The president said he spoke with Prime Minister David Cameron, who he called an outstanding friend and partner, and is confident that Britain is committed to an orderly transition away from the EU.Obama also called attention to the United States' improved relations with Cuba -- a priority of his administration -- by pointing to 11 Cuban entrepreneurs in the audience, the first Cubans to attend in the program's history."We've got to make sure that everybody has a fair shot to reach their potential.
More

Top