Been Busy


First of all apologies to all the followers of my blog for not keeping them updated.

I have been occupied with personal and business problems. This whole month has been very stressful and it is effecting my sleeping patterns as well. Once everything is resolved I will feel much better and be able to express how I am feeling. I just can’t believe certain people try to take advantage of others who are honest and straight-forward. Not talking just about myself I mean anyone who is honest and good is always taken advantage of by those who scheme everything.

Hopefully this period of hardship will pass by but I can say from the heart this isn’t really good for your health. My eyes are really tired most of the time and the right one hurts a lot.

Down & Stuck


I am in the period of my life where I don’t know where I’m going or what I’m doing. I thought after finishing University I wouldn’t need to think long-term about my future anymore but guess what it’s the same old crap. I have time now to spend a lot of my time on certain hobbies that brought me joy but marketing will always be something that brings me joy too. That only brings me joy if I am making a difference and being noticed by working in a place where I get to input my ideas and etc.

The whole point is that if every person in this world has the opportunity to fulfill their potential then there wouldn’t be any crime or several people feeling unsatisfied. They would be able to spend time doing something they love and not be unhappy.

Anyways I am talking as usual. Hoping to meet new people in Newcastle who can maybe bring me back that smile I always used to have.

7 things men find unattractive about women


Unattractive female habit 1: Being too drunk

We all love a girl who knows how to have a good time but when she’s had such a good time that she’s slumped over a bar with her knickers tucked into her skirt and toilet paper trailing from her shoe, it’s not attractive and it doesn’t make us want to walk over and kiss you in a “hands off folks – she’s mine” kind of manner. You ladies also have the tendency to speak so loud that you drown the music out in a loud bar when you’re drunk. There’s nothing wrong with getting merry, but when everyone starts looking at us because we’re with “that drunk woman” who is putting her skirt over her head and laughing hysterically, it’s embarrassing.

Men find drunk women unattractiveMen find drunk women unattractive

Unattractive female habit 2: Talking about bodily functions

Yes, we know we agreed not to keep secrets from each other but can we skip that rule on this occasion? The day we realised that women do ‘number twos’ was the day  our world came crashing down, bringing all our sexual fantasies down with it. When you’re spending a long time in the bathroom, we like to think that it’s because you’re refreshing your makeup and hair. We could possibly – emphasis on the word “possibly” – stretch our imagination to think that you may be going for a tinkle, but we’d rather not. Please don’t talk about any of your bodily functions; leave topics about “the time of the month” and your bowel movements for your girl friends.

Unattractive female habit 3: Excessive body hair

We associate body hair with testosterone and testicles so seeing it in excessive amounts on a woman can be quite a turn off.  We know it’s painful to go through the rigmarole of waxing, plucking, epilating, and whatever other fancy hair removal systems you use (notice how we know all about this stuff because it’s one of those things you nag about?) but at least keep it trimmed so it looks presentable.

Unattractive female habit 4: Too much makeup

It’s great to take pride in your appearance and that goes for clothes, hair, and makeup too. If this is a first date, wearing minimal makeup to enhance your looks is sexier than the overdone look, in our opinion. If we’ve been together for a while, we love you no matter how much makeup you wear, but we’d prefer it if you kept it to a minimum. Purple, pink and green eye shadow with red lips? Someone pass my sunglasses. We go in for a kiss and end up looking like a clown from the circus and it isn’t a good look for either of us. Ladies, if you insist on wearing that much makeup, please refrain from snuggling up on our shoulders – that’s my favourite white shirt you just stained with your makeup.

Unattractive female habit 5: Belittling us

We can just about cope with being called “snuggle bunny” and “baby boy” but when you belittle us to the point that we look stupid in front of other people, that’s one step too far. Don’t correct everything we do and say as if we don’t know anything. Just because we do things differently to you, that doesn’t mean that your way is right.

Unattractive female habit 6: Swearing

We can forgive you the odd cheeky swear word, but when you’re effing and jeffing like there’s no tomorrow it can be a real turn-off for some men. We like our ladies with a touch of class and cramming your vocabulary with swear words doesn’t quite ooze sophistication. What’s wrong with using normal words to express your feelings? Dictionaries and thesauruses are brimming with options – take your pick. We’re not suggesting that you express your feelings using sentences such as “I am feeling ever so disenchanted” or “I’m awfully embittered by this” but saying something along the lines of “I am flipping angry” or “this is blimming frustrating” are much nicer replacements for sentences packed with foul words.

Unattractive female habit 7: Nagging

We’ve spent long enough silently moaning to ourselves about how annoying women are when they nag, that we’re taking this opportunity to get it off our chests once and for all. We can’t usually raise it in conversation you see, because no matter how delicately we approach the idea that you might possibly annoy us when you nag, we will be sentencing ourselves to even more endless nagging about pointing out that your nagging is getting too much. You nag at us for leaving the toilet seat up, you nag at us for “not caring”, you nag at us for not shaving for a few days… sheesh. Would you prefer us to go to the toilet sitting down? Would you prefer us to be over emotional? And perfectly groomed? Then you’d nag at us for not being manly enough. Three words: we can’t win.  Don’t mess with how nature intended men to be, and we won’t mess with how nature intended you to be. If you can’t handle that, then maybe you should be dating women. Sorted.

Source: http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/7-things-men-unattractive-women-081007804.html?fb_action_ids=4082714504470%2C10151109679796995&fb_action_types=news.reads&fb_ref=type%3Aread%2Cuser%3AOIAcTPAUbxwKcoK4z2FT_m6asDg%2Ctype%3Aread%2Cuser%3Au19ob0r6yfiz3VdwVry0_drYiDs&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%224082714504470%22%3A10151903746225181%2C%2210151109679796995%22%3A10150936918759290%7D&code=AQB_uV5terRsh4FKJ6k33HolATnYcS5zrzh7haZd5vIQO1ckkglnmpPPc76YeTXTrpv5OT-shlr-D4OpCfGNDLyenYiIEaBx4vOPlBhqeRHCP1RGHd8FmBs07689vl97DYPECwA5RA2FqJaXDdeG1N79n43OIKBO2Uo7w0CsIdsKN44PsqODKAMFNS2UdappT9U#_=_

Amazon to crowdsource original TV shows


Image representing Amazon as depicted in Crunc...

Image via CrunchBase

Amazon is to turning to crowdsourcing to produce a raft of comedy and children’s TV shows for its online video streaming service as it steps up efforts to produce its own content.

The initiative will be produced through Amazon’s content division, Amazon Studios and asks writers, producers and directors to submit proposals for original programming.

The best ideas will be distributed through Amazon Instant video, the retailer’s competitor service to the likes of Netflix and Hulu.

Amazon will invest $10,000 (£6,181) in one new idea a month and will pay $55,000 (£34,000) plus up to 5% in royalties to any proposals it chooses to develop into a full-budget series.

It is part of wider strategy by the company, which saw net sales rise 34% year-on-year to $3.18bn (£1.9bn) for the first three months of the year, to grow its content offering as it looks to rely less on its e-commerce business model for future revenue growth.

Last month it acquired the rights to publish the backlist of Ian Fleming’s James Bond in print and e-book form in North America.

In February the retailer signed a deal with Viacom to give its Amazon Prime subscribers access to shows from channels including MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Spike and Nickelodeon.

Since Amazon Studios launched in 2010 the company claims its has viewed more than 700 test movies and 7,000 scripts. It adds that there are 15 movie projects currently under development through deals brokered via the platform.

The move it is likely to put the internet business in competition with video services Netflix and Hulu, which have both invested in developing original TV shows in recent months.

Source: http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/news/amazon-to-crowdsource-original-tv-shows/4001505.article

 

Marketing Cuts at HSBC


HSBC has not used the word “cut” but actually used a word that sounds more positive, “restrucures” is the word that has been used for the marketing division within the organisation. There are many people who work in the marketing division that will be unemployed soon because the organisation is going to integrate many of the departments in the marketing division to cut costs.

There are many such as myself who have studied in the field of marketing and find it very hard in the UK to actually find a company that is ready to employ. Marketing is a very important element in any organisation, people who have studied marketing create, plan and implement strategies that help gain exposure for the business. Marketing is not only considered to be an area that involves advertising. In numerous ways marketing is the tool that causes companies to gain a high volume of customers, sales, revenue and etc. People who have the knowledge and skills in this field help businesses to even change who they are, for example CRM (Cause Related Marketing) decades ago helped American Express gain exposure and business by relating themselves to a cause like the refurnishing of the Statue of Liberty.

At the time that was a modern CRM and it helped build a great cooperate image for American Express as it made customers aware that they could help the cause. People were able to help the cause if they made a application for a American Express card during the campaign period, $1 from each application would go towards restoring the Statue of Liberty.

The point I am trying to make is that marketing is a very important aspect to businesses and cutting jobs or funds to a important element of the business strategy can cause more problems. The economic downturn is causing businesses to point the blame to the marketing departments for failures and financial troubles. It only takes one effective marketing campaign to make a business successful and it has to be consistent, Apple is one example to consider.