Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Posting on Advantages of Going Online

After discussing some of the advantages of going online during our class presentation in the beginning of the semester, we touched upon several topics which included customer satisfaction, reduced supply cost, reduced intermediary cost, access, speed, worldwide exposure. After searching the web and reading up on articles that discuss this subject matter I cam across another list of some advantages of going online.
They include:
- Powerful, fast and efficient marketing and communication tool and medium

-The most environmentally friendly way to run a business. Telecommuting reduces the number of cars and car miles. You can test your sales strategies and offerings without wasting precious paper. Put your invoices, newsletters and catalogs online and save numerous trees

-Very inexpensive way to reach new markets and interact with them

-Minimal startup time & investment

-Office & transportation cost savings

-Unlimited possibilities for automation of your business. You can automate your order and payment processes, inventory management, your customer support tasks and more

-Freedom to live and work where you like. You can be traveling while running your online business and run multiple businesses simultaneously!

-Global presence 24/7

-A sign of professionalism

As you can see from the list above you have many ways in which you have advantages of going on the web. In today’s world it is almost essential to do so if you want to be a success.

To read more go to this site.

Second posting of Business Articles

Business Advantages of going online
Reducing Costs

“Security systems go online”

More and more we are seeing businesses taking it to the next level and deciding to put their businesses online. If you have a business and you are not on the web this can hurt you tremendously. By having access to things online it can dramatically change the way your business is being done. In an article that I found entitled “Security systems go online”, its talks about how they took it to the next level and are putting themselves online. “The purpose of security and monitoring systems, says Darryl Roy, vice president of Charlotte-based CRS Building Automation Systems Inc., is to "make it difficult for people to commit a crime, and if they do, to increase the chances of their being caught.” The latest that this company has come up with is achieving there goal and also for less amount of money. Using technology you can attain things faster, easier, and cheaper. This is a very good incentive for people who are looking to do this with there business.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Special Events

Being a senior in college we all have a lot of important events coming up. Many of them are casual but we also have some that require us to dress a little more sophisticated. We have a commencement ball dance that is approaching and all the girls are looking for the right look. I have heard some people talking about getting a long gown, while others want to keep it simple and elegant and go with a shorter look. As I have been shopping for this occasion I have gone to many stores. Of course we all know which store I had to look at, J.Crew. When I started to look I went on the website and I went straight to the Weddings & Parties section. I knew this is where they displayed their fancier attire.
They have a very large collection this spring for weddings and parties. As I was browsing through I came across this breathtaking dress. It’s called Cotton Cady Strapless Claudine dress. It is priced at $260.00. It has a straight neckline and it is fitted in the middle then full on the bottom. You can view this dress is a variety of different colors. This item is also only available on the site or catalog, along with most of their other dresses. The stores don’t have many dresses that they are selling so if you are looking for a dress remembers to get on to the site.
Also, not only can you look for a commencement ball dress here, you can also look for a graduation sun dress, and also a dress for the family dinner dance sacred heart is hosting. It is hard to believe that we are all graduating pretty soon in this marketing class so I thought it would be appropriate to help all the girls out but filling them in on all that J.Crew has to offer.
Once agian we are still working on the word we created....vquzeshuf

Good luck everyone!

John Battelle's Blog

John Battelle’s Blog

On April 21, 2008 John posted on his blog all about YouTube and how it is being pushed so directly into Google’s search results. After reading what he has to say about this I have to say that I am not at all shocked to hear about this. YouTube is one of the tip video sites that we have today. If you were to go into a classroom and ask kids how many times that go onto YouTube you couldn’t believe how popular this has become. I just recently within the pas year discovered YouTube. I always heard about people going on an searching got different things but now that I am aware that its there I find myself going on it daily to find out about different things. I think it is good the Google is now linking itself with YouTube.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Let's see what John has to say

.After looking at some of the blog posts on John’s Blog I wanted to talk about his latest one. So what do people really think about Brand advertising? A quote that he has posted on his blog I also wanted to share on mine.

"Google's making a public statement that the only value of a banner is when it's clicked upon, and it flies in the face of all the research done in the last five years that demonstrates the impact a banner can have on brand awareness and purchase intent," said Dave Moore, CEO of 24/7 Real Media, a New York-based company that sells advertising for 800 sites worldwide.

We are surrounded by so many different types of brands on a daily basis we sometimes don’t even realize it. Our society today is so concerned with the brands that are out there. We always want to see labels and signature trade makes on products. This has a serious effect on people and to some it is a major reason to buy a certain type of product. If I was in advertising I would want to look into brand advertising to try and help me out. Google can play a major role in this whole process. I will be interesting to see how this will work years down the road.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Shopaholics Anonymous"

As part of our class, we were asked to find a blog related to our topics. I then went to google and i typed in "fashion blogs" as I was looking I came across a blog called "Shopaholics Anonymous". This is a blog that was created all about fashion. It is the ladies opinions on new things that are out and she gives useful tips. I even commented on one of her posts.

Anyone who has the same interests should really check it out!!

"Shopaholics Anonymous"

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Surf's Up******

J.Crew at the Beach……

The weather we have been having is awesome. It makes everyone want to get out and go relax at the beach. I know when I go to the beach I always want to have the perfect bathing suit, cover up and most importantly beach bag. The selection J.Crew has at the moment is awesome. I was on the website over the weekend and I came across a beautiful linen tunic. This is something that you can wear as a cover up to the beach or you can also dress it up and go out to a nice casual dinner in it. They also have a variety of new bathing suits. Many are in different styles so you are able to choose what works for you. The beach bag that I choose this week for one of the features items I think is a perfect beach bag. It’s white, big and goes with everything!

Check out all the great summer stuff they have.

Also…..for my marketing class we are still discussing the word we created a few weeks ago vquzeshuf. Google it and see what happens.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


What’s your favorite piece of Jewelry?

When putting together a fabulous outfit, what is the last thing a girl needs? Jewelry would definitely be most people answers. J.Crew has been working on there line very hard and has been expanding it every season. It seems to do very well. They offer necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. In addition to all of that they also have a special line called the Fine Jewelry Collection where they have there higher priced items in that area, including exquisite peals. With such a colorful spring and summer line the jewelry pieces that they have created go perfectly with the jewels they have. One of my favorite necklaces is the Bubble necklace. Its 18K gold plated brass with hand set enamel stones and beads and has a lobster clasp. All items are made with the best quality materials and some are even hand painted!!
You can see all of the items right on the J.Crew site and the stores carry a variety of them as well. You are able to try them on and see what they look like. Just click here site and you can check it out.

Also for my marketing class we are still talking about the word we created as a class. It’s VQUZESHUF…..try and Google it and see what comes up.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Let’s talk about shoes

What girl doesn’t love shoes? J.Crew has a variety of styles that they offer. You have everything from the embroidered critter flip flop to the Liza patterned peep toe heel. With such an enormous selection to choose from, you can find anything you are looking for. Most stores do have a selection of shoes that you can try on, although a lot of them are catalog/ only. My personal opinion is, I love all the kinds of shoes they have. I have an array of their flip flop collection. They are my favorite to where in the summer. You have so many colors to shoes from. The dressier shoes they have are also very comfortable. I have purchased shoes for weddings and dances which I have also enjoyed and lastly, this past winter I purchased my first pair of wellies.

I hope you all love the selection of shoes as much as I do!

Google Search

In our internet marketing class we created a word to type into google to see what would come up. This is not a real word.
This is what we came up with......

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring is in the air....

Spring is here

As you all know summer is right around the corner and everyone always wants new looks. J.Crew has created a variety of different styles for everyone to love. As you can see if you look to the right of the page right now you can see some of the new arrivals that have just come out this month. One of my favorite looks from the new arrivals this week is the Italian paper- poplin raincoat. It is midweight cotton. This chic little jacket was made with an Italian fabric. This is perfect for the spring and summer. Not only is it very stylish it would come in very handy to just throw on with any outfit. This coat comes in three other colors besides the creamy yellow that is featured in the picture. All of the new looks that have been coming out seem to be very bright and colorful. If you are taking a trip or just need a weekend outfit J.Crew will have what you are looking for.

While shopping in the stores that are located in most malls and in towns the sales men and women are very helpful to help you find a look for any occasion. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer looks as much as I am!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

When Navy Met White. . . . .

I hope everyone enjoyed the break!!! It seems to me that J.Crew is now promoting the “nautical” look this month. They are combing pieces from all areas to create cute and sassy looks. You can put together a nice outfit with all the cloths and styles that they have to offer. Blue and white go great together and combining these too you can get the perfect look. The refined canvas Fiona jacket I feel is the “it” piece that can go with everything and you would definitely get your money’s worth!! This jacket is selling at $168.00. It’s a midweight cotton with soft ruffles. Also, the cotton argyle hoddie is great to have. You can dress this up or down and it’s light and comfortable.
Over break, I decided to do some shopping for my upcoming trip to Jamaica and of course my first choice is to go right to crew. The feeling when you walk into the store just makes you want to have everything. With the brightly colored walls and all the outfits on the mannequins you just fall in love with everything. What I also noticed is that all the sales employees really take their time and help you with what you are looking for. They will suggest what looks good with certain things and whenever leaving the store you always feel happy.

Happy Shopping!!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Business Advantages Article

"Wells Fargo offers online foreign exchange service to small business"

As more businesses are expanding they are starting to rely in the internet more and more to help them become better companies. In an article from the Business Journal entitled, “Wells Fargo offers online foreign exchange services to small business”, discusses how it’s extending its foreign exchange online services. "Small businesses are increasingly doing business with overseas partners," said Gregg Napoli. By having this exchange, businesses online it opens up the doors for the company and allows them to conduct business faster and convenient for their clients. The service that they have set up now allows businesses to send and receive foreign currency wires in more than 90 countries over the internet at anytime of the day. "Customers can execute real-time foreign exchange transactions at their desk, eliminating phone calls or trips to the bank," said Adam Vancini, a senior vice president in the Wells Fargo Internet services group.
This article is one of many examples that this is an advantage of doing business online. These days people don’t want to be bothered by taking trips to the bank or making unnecessary phone calls. Most people are on the computer anyway so being able to have things like this online it makes it much easier for people to do. I would assume most people would prefer this, its saving a lot of time.

This article can be found at:

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Are you ready for Spring Break??

Spring Break

As we all know spring break is just around the corner and most college students go away to a nice tropical place. J.Crew has a variety of clothing to help anyone with there spring break outfits. They have a ton of bathing suits and cover-ups for all shapes and sizes. Sun dresses for going out seem to be very “in” this spring and J.Crew has such cute things that any girl would want to have. Also, if you want to dress things up a bit they have dresses that are fancy yet classy. With all of the different styles to choose from they also have bright colors you can also pick.

I know when I go away for break I always like to pack outfits, so I know what I will be wearing. J.Crew can make this nice and easy for you to do. While browsing on the site they can help you choose the perfect outfit for any occasion. If you click on a shirt, on the bottom of that page they have suggested items that would match what you are looking at. I know I always like to see what they choose and this can help you when shopping.

J.Crew has a lot of cute spring things out right now and it would be perfect for anyone who plans on going on vacation anytime soon. Hope you check it out to see what they have.

Enjoy!!! =)

Business Advantages of Going Online

Business Advantages of Going Online

For our group presentation we conducted a class discussion on business advantages of going online. Over the years many companies have relied on the internet to conduct business. One advantage of this is speed. By having things done online compared to the office things can be done a lot easier and faster. You can save a lot of time.

After reading, “Internet promising for businesses with niche or better widget”, it is safe to say that the technology that we have today and using the internet for business purposes is only expanding and becoming something every company is going to eventually do. The internet business called HometownQuotes is serving millions of customers without ever meeting them. Convenient it the best way to describe this. The internet business has just been expanding rapidly and is even doing business overseas. This company is now the third largest in its field and has been very successful. This is satisfying customer satisfaction and it is being done at an impressive speed. Most online companies can carry out their processes very fast. Speed is important, people don’t like to wait around for things to be completed, and they also want their customers to be happy.

As you can see many advantages come from using the internet.
This article can be found at:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Everyone needs a little black dress..

The Little Black Dress shop

J.Crew has its own category for all of the little black dresses that they offer. If you have a cocktail party, wedding, birthday party or any kind of party, J.Crew has a little black dress for everyone. They have a variety of different styles to choose from so no matter what your body type and your style, J.Crew will have the perfect dress for you.

Most of the dresses that are shown in this category are in the catalog or only. If you want to save money J.Crew allows anyone to come right into the local J.crew in there neighborhood and you can order anything you want right in the store!! By doing this you won’t be responsible for the shipping and handling, which can save you a lot of money.

It will never
Stand you up

It will never
Let you down

It will always
Make you look good

It’s the perfect date
For any occasion

We all know that no matter what event you have coming up you can never go wrong with a little black dress. So the next time you get an invitation in the mail and are looking for that perfect outfit go to to find it!!!

Good luck shopping!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Getting Married?

Weddings & Parties

If you are planning a wedding, J.Crew can offer a
wedding specialist to help you with all your wants and needs. They have dedicated wedding specialist to help with all the planning. J.Crew makes it very convenient, all you have to do is call or email them and you will be pared with someone.

Some on the things she can do for you:

Keeping track of the entire wedding party

She'll keep all of your wedding information on file: details about bridesmaids and groomsmen, item numbers of dresses and suits they're interested in, contact information for the bride, the location of the wedding and so much more.

She'll call two weeks before the wedding to make sure you and your party have your dresses, suits, shoes and accessories. She'll help you with gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, attire for the rehearsal dinner, a wardrobe for the honeymoon—everything.

If you or anyone in your party have any questions about a particular item, any one of J.Crew wedding specialists, can help. They can:

*Recommend the best foundation garments for a particular dress.
*Give you specific information about different styles to help you decide which one is best for you.
*Help you find the right size and the best fit.
*Help you with petite, tall or any other extended size.
*Tell you how much time to allow for alterations and how to locate a professional tailor.
*Send you swatches upon availability.
*Tell you how to care for your dress.
*Suggest a few thoughtful gifts for your wedding party.
*Try to locate an item you need right away even if it's out of stock.
*Let you know when new shipments are expected.
*Tell you about the colors we'll have in upcoming seasons

As you can see J.Crew can make planning a wedding easy and fun!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

J.Crew Rewards

J.Crew Rewards

J.Crew is now introducing rewards when you use the J.Crew card. For every $500 you spend you will receive $25.00.
When you apply you will also enjoy:
10% off any purchase the first day you use your card in store, by phone and online
Exclusive access to limited-edition merchandise, front of the line priority on the phone orders and early notice of the sale events when you reach a preferred status.
Complimentary in store standard alterations on all full priced J.Crew credit card purchases made at or in stores.

This allows customers to save money while shopping with J.Crew. You receive additional privileges when you sign up.

Looking on the right side of the page, you will see my picks for this weeks looks. These are all new arrivals on the site for the spring collection. This spring we are seeing a lot of bright colors. All the looks we are seeing right now are classy and traditional. All the outfits that you see come in a variety of sizes and colors too so it gives the clients more options when shopping.

Here's a look at the styles for J.Crew.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Welcome to The Everchanging Styles of J.CREW


The Blog that I created is all about J.Crew. Over this past summer I had the opportunity to work for J.Crew and learn about their marketing techniques. I got see how they create the website and catalog layouts for each season.

I am a huge fan of J.Crew and it is defiantly one of my favorite stores to shop at. I will be focusing on the women’s line and what they have to offer. The women’s line includes:
Shirts & tops
Knits & tees
Jackets & outerwear
Swim finder
Lounge & beach cover-ups

Each week I am going to be showing you my favorite pieces. Along with that, I am going to update everyone on the new arrivals and when J.Crew updates its site I am also going to be making comments on that.