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How to Remain Strong When You are Feeling at your lowest

How to Remain Strong When You are Feeling at your lowest

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Waking up some days can be tough. Especially when it is -30 and below outside for weeks . The truth is, “qui ne risque n’a rien.” (who don’t risk anything gain nothing). Since I have been here for quite some time,  I really think that being in Canada requires extreme mental fitness, no matter who or what stage you are in your life. 

A reveller is someone who never focus on his weaknesses. Instead he only wants to excel in everything that he is working on at that specific moment, When you think about it, we all have strengths and weaknesses. Refusing to dwell on things that you can not control allows you to be stronger mentally. I read somewhere that “Focusing on your strengths establishes a confident mindset filled with possibilities and opportunities. Focusing on your weaknesses turns something weak into something average. Focusing on your strengths turns something strong into something exceptional”.

The truth is that our brains can only focus on one thought at a time. When I got into some trouble years ago, I was hurt and disappointed in my own self. I was literally at one of the lowest points in my life as I felt that I let my family down. Fighting a transportation charge in Canada can be a devastating thing to happen to anyone but even worse when you are months away from acquiring citizenship in a country that you love and where you have spent the last 12 years of your life. If I only focused on my weakness and dwell about the whole situation, my mind would have been weaker and filled with doubt and negativity. Instead, I kept my spirit high, prayed and meditated, while focusing on my strengths which have been in PR, publishing and social media tutoring. This was a choice I had to make by maintaining a confident mindset and always keep my heart opened with opportunities and possibilities for a better tomorrow.

Ask yourself this question : Do you wish for confidence and growth or doubt and stagnation?

Please leave me some comments below and some tips on how you deal with mental strength on a regular basis

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Four Things You didnt Know About Society of Revellers

Four Things You didn’t Know About Society of Revellers

RVLLR Mots du Jour

What we’ll do is continue down the path of mixing technologies.”

— Uber’s Jeff Holden
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1.How did you get your start in design?

I was first interested in becoming a pilot. Then my passion for drawing characters and clothes grew. At this point, I wanted to become a fashion illustrator became an obsession. This became more apparent when I went to primary school. Back then, I had to take mandatory Arts Plastiques (graphic design classes). It was at this moment I found out that I really liked designing. This was in the early 1990s, when designs consisted of graphics, bande dessinee(comic books) , croquis, art, and fashion portraits. So it was a seamless transition from trying to become a fashion illustrator to becoming a fashion creative director and designer.

My goal has always been to make the plan, start small, perfect it, then grow. As Hov said, slow money is better than no money

At Society of Revellers, we noticed that our designs got stronger when we became more focused. We gave our designing process structure. We now have a set amount of fabrics, colors, and styles per color and fabric, and we design into that. It forces us to become more focused and more clear. It’s like a sonnet, a poem that has structure. Every creative thing needs some sort of structure.

2.Where do you find inspiration?

I believe that inspiration is all around us. From being in Cote d’Ivoire and now in Canada, I always try to make the best out of my environment .  It is cold where I am currently in Ottawa so you spend considerable time online to expose yourself to other creative artists. The reveller motto is that you have to always be mentally and visually aware of your surroundings . Solitude also helps to find a sense of inspiration to be found somewhere. It can be a book. It can be a website. Sometimes, you get inspired by a person that you see walking down the street or in public transformation. Always remain open to new ideas, as a major part of the job as a designer. Like combinations. Across everything, we do fabric combinations exceptionally well. It’s our bread and butter. Whether it’s shirting with two different prints, or a leather jacket with a wool sleeve and ribbed collar, the sum is more exciting than the individual parts.

3.Describe the Reveller guy.

He’s into fashion and likes to look good. He cares about the clothes on his body. He doesn’t live and breathe fashion, but he cares. He’s our friend, he’s us, he’s someone we’re hanging out with. He doesn’t have to be a guy in fashion. He likes quality. When he buys something, he wants to buy it as an investment. He’s not into throwaway fashion or trends. He’s into classic menswear with a twist, cool, and interested in the world around him. We constantly think about the customer, especially in our talks with each other. Would our friend wear this? When someone puts our clothes on, they’re going to feel right. A little cooler, without trying too hard or thinking too much.

4. What do you love most about your job?

We create content that educates and moves people. Nous sommes bilingues. Being open to what goes on around me, soaking it up, and doing something with it that’s appropriate to the brand I work for. It all feels very natural to me, almost like a hobby. Creating and producing a collection that can be sold. I love the show Shark Tank.On it, most people have one product that they’ve worked on for years. We’re selling 300 products a year, and we have to get them all right, from different sources and factories, and sell them on a wholesale level to retailers. It can be rough, because there are so many different pieces to the puzzle.

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What is a Day in the Life of a Reveller ?

What is a Day in the Life of a Reveller ?

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Several of my friends in various industries and other consultants have asked me often how I get so much done in a day. Yes, we all have 24 hrs and it really does not seem like a lot of time to get everything done. For this reason, I wanted to share some of my routine with you:

Every night before I go to sleep, I make sure to clearly map out my day. I carry a agenda where I write down everything that needs to be accomplished  and I prioritize based on the task that required the most immediate attention. Also I make sure to eat properly at a reasonable time and make sure to exercise at least 3x a week for 45 minutes. This way, I feel refreshed which helps me to stay focused and accomplishing more and improve my efficiency.

At Society of Revellers, we focus on the content marketing because it is not directly associated with the products or services that you sell. Instead, the idea is to combine content and experiences that are instructional, useful and entertaining.  The goal is to drive awareness, engagement and sales for our brand.

Social Media gives us the power to reach out to larger audiences at the same time and control the content/media that we share with the world. Now, the tools that you use to manage your content, is what establishes you as a thought leader and draws customers to your brand

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The reason why I am able to get a lot of things done is because I try to organize myself the best way possible. My team and the mechanisms that we have in place allow me to manage the areas that need more of my emphasis and bring greater value to the clients and my community. One thing also worth mentioning, is that I spend a large portion of my day working with clients, writing blog posts, giving presentations through workshops, and crafting marketing and PR plans.

 

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Society of Revellers web agency goals, has been assisting companies through creative branding, event activations,  and media to gain more influences. Our blog features content that we write internally but also comes from likeminded PR companies and we cover companies from transportation, fashion and music to digital culture and lifestyle

Hopefully this helped you gained some insight on how I run part of my day. Let me know if you have any questions.  Post them in the in the comments below and I’ll reply with more answers

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5 Ways to Reign Over Your Content Marketing

 5 Ways to Reign Over Your Content Marketing

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As some of you may know, it takes time to build a community. Many people jump on social media and expect to see results right away. However, this is not always the case. We recommend here at SOR, that you must remain engaged with your brand, as well as providing quality content, tips and news your customer base can benefit from. Before I share five ways to reign over your content marketing, there is a brief story about Nigerians that I wanted to share with you below:

Smart People – Nigerians

 A Nigerian, an American and a German boarded a plane. As the plane was flying over the sea satan came out and said to them: “I want you to drop something into the sea, if i find it you die,but if i don’t,you live”. The American quickly plucked a button from his shirt and threw it into the sea, satan dived into the sea and came up with the button. ”see!” he said and killed the American. The German threw a pin into the sea, satan dived and came out with the pin. ”See!” he said and killed the German. The Nigerian brought out a pure water sachet, opened it and poured the content into the sea holding back the sachet. He said to Satan, ”Oya begin find water inside water…Idiot”…Proud 2 b a Nigerian jare…Even the devil dey bow 4 us. Pass this on to all your friends and make them laugh. Don’t spoil d fun.

 

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Appreciating God

 Appreciating God

 

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I was told this story that I am about to share with you. Having faith is voluntary but truth that it exists

Arthur Ashe, The Legendary Wimbledon Player was dying of AIDS which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983!
He received sympathetic letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:
“Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease?”
To this, Arthur Ashe replied:
50 Million children started playing Tennis,
5 Million learnt to play Tennis,
500,000 learnt Professional Tennis,
50 Thousand made it to Circuit,
5 Thousand reached Grandslam,
50 got to Wimbledon,
4 crossed to the Semifinals, only 2 scaled through to the Finals and when I was holding the Cup in my hand, I never asked God
“Why Me?”
So now that I’m in pain, how can I ask God “Why Me?”
Happiness keeps you Sweet!!
Trials keep you Strong!!
Sorrows keeps you Human!!
Failure keeps you Humble!!
Success keeps you Glowing!!
But only, Faith keeps you Going!
Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life..
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead & dreams of flying.
But, A pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse & dreams of returning home.
That’s life!! Enjoy yours…
If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets.
But only poor kids do that.
If power ensures security, then VIPs should walk unguarded.
But those who live simply often sleep soundly.
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages but they hardly do.
Live simply.
Walk humbly.
and Love genuinely..!
Wish you a great and beautiful day.
And a lovely weekend.

 

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Photo credit by Amy Judd

 

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Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver – RVLLR Best of Web Series 09

Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver – RVLLR Best of Web Series 09

This is our best of Web Series where we showcase the best articles of the week curated for you. We scoured the web to gather for you the best articles around. Discover the best social media articles of 2014, how to make a good relationship exceptional, 70 apps that every professional should be using, a video of Kanye West returning to the Breakfast Club and more.Let us know which articles you enjoyed the most through social media and below in the comments in the comment section .

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RVLLR Mots du Jour

“When entrepreneurs say they hate working for big companies, it’s not because they can’t deal with the obstacles. It’s because they perceive the best case scenario as being a waste of time. They see a better opportunity outside the system.” Entrepreneurial Compensation by Trevor Owens

 

WORK HARD

  •  ESSENTIALS: These are Best Social Media Articles of 2014 via Hootsuite

  • LOVED: The 31 most loved and shared career articles of 2014 via TheMuse

  • FINANCES: Check out the only financial planning pyramid you will need via MoneyUnder30

  • FASHION: Here is the breakdown of the Yeezy Resell Price via HighSnobiety

  • OPINION: Kanye West Retuns to the breakfast Club (Video) via OOTLYFE

 

PLAY OFTEN

  • Cooking 101: 22 Recipes Every Cook Should Know   Brit + Co.

  • This year a lot of fashion to catch up with. Here is a quick breakdown of last year via NYTimes

  • Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver   Crew

  • 70 Apps Every Professional Should Know About and Use here

  • Make A Good Relationship Exceptional: How To Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Agency  via SocialBro

 

LIVE SMART

  • The Complete Guide to Structuring Your Ideal Work Day   Quartz

  • Ten Ways to get out of a Funk in 15 minutes via TheMuse

  • 10 Phrases That Will Make You a Better Leader   SmartBlog

  • 27 Pre-Written Templates for Your Toughest Work Emails   The Daily Muse

 

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5 Songs You Will Not Stop Listening To This Month

5 Songs You Will Not Stop Listening To This Month

 

Its only March 2015 and music seems to be already so much better than the whole year 2014.  Musicians this year have been going harder than before and the competition has been fiercer (if thats even a word, lawd). Lets’s face it: the unofficial New Year for Dance Music is about to jump off this month with Ultra Music Festival just under 1 weeks away. We compiled a 2015 list of Five Songs that you will not stop listening to this month plus the official compilation for Ultra Music Festival 2015.

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1. Plastikman – Exhale EX – Club Mixes from Dixon, Recondite, Tale Of Us and Dubfire

This journey is magical. Check out this very trippy sound by Plastikman

 

 

2. Mike Mago – What A Love

Label boss Mike Mago presents this deep remix. Get ready to jump off your chair with this one “What A Love” .

 

 

 

 

3. *RVLLR Favourite Tune* : Steve Huerta – Bear Witness

LA born and Berlin-based Steve Huerta makes his debut on Anjunadeep following an impressive run of releases on Waze & Odyssey’s’ Street Tracks, Dirt Crew and Amadeus.

 

 

 

4. Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (klingande Remix)

This remix for Alex Adair new single “Make me feel Better”, will definitely make YOU feel BETTER

 

 

5. HNNY – Fresh Laundry 

Before now HNNY – preferably pronounced “honey” – has won himself many fans with curious and quirky releases on labels including Studio Barnhus, Let’s Play House and Local Talk. Producing house but with a charming sense of melody, a great ear for a sample and an irresistible sense of groove, he is a firm DJ and dancer favourite all across Europe, and for good reason.

 

 

 BONUS:

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL Compilation 2015 

The track list released by ULTRA has something for everyone so make sure to just plug in your headphones and press play to enjoy

 

 

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Humour: Money has different names!

Money has different names!
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In church, it’s called donation.
In school, it’s fee.
In marriage, it’s called dowry.
In divorce, called alimony.
When you owe someone, it’s debt.
When you pay the government, it’s tax.
In court, it’s fines.
Civil servant retirees, it’s pension.
Employer to workers, it’s salary.
Master to subordinates, it’s wages.
To children, it’s allowance.
When you borrow from bank, it’s loan.
When you offer after a good service. it’s tips.
To kidnappers, it’s ransom.
Illegally received in the name of service, it’s bribe.

The question is, “When a husband gives money to his wife, what do we call it???”

ANSWER:

Money given to your wife is called DUTY, and every man has to do his duty because wives are not DUTY FREE.
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Infographic: Why Happiness Is Good For Your Health

Infographic: Why Happiness Is Good For Your Health

Did you know that happier people live longer and are less likely to catch colds? Or that optimists have a 77% lower risk of heart disease than pessimists? Here are all the ways your mood affects your physical health, in one infographic.

 

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts from Getting You Down : The Best of Web Series 08

How to Stop Negative Thoughts from Getting You Down : The Best of Web Series

 

New week and new goals of course! Spring is finally here and I don’t have to tell you that people are very excited. Ottawa has finally recently opened up its first Nordstrom location in the Rideau Centre. Until I go see what they have in store this weekend, I compiled a couple of great productivity apps that you should download right away. Also, for social success, check out these six ways your marketing strategy can benefit from short videos, how to stay positive in negative situations and the right mindset to have to be successful in 2015

 

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*“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton*

 

30 Things To Remember To Help You Become Successful In 2015 via @Lifehack 

A single perspective, a quote, even a statistic, can be all you need to make start your journey to improvement 2015, the year when everything changes. Just one of these insights could point you in a new direction. Read with an open mind and ask yourself, “How can this idea move me closer to success?”

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QualityTime: This new app allows you to monitor and set limits on your social media usage on your mobile device.

 

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Workestra: A free service that brings notifications from all of your favorite apps and services into one place.

 

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Check out 6 Ways to Use Short Video for Social Marketing via SMExaminer

 

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts from Getting You Down

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4 African Revellers That are About to Blow up

4 African Revellers That are About to Blow up

We noticed these revellers at the end of last year and did not have the change to write about them. The continent is breeding some superstars at the moment and I wanted to share a few of them with you. Have you heard about any of these companies or people? Do you like what they are doing? Leave us any feedback that you may have in the comments section below:

1. Dent de Man

 

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Created in East London during the summer of 2012, Dent de Man demonstrates a unique approach to style with a mixture of modern classic tailoring and individually sourced fabrics. Dent de Man suggests a distinct lifestyle defined by freedom and quality, empowering individuals to dress for themselves. Self-expression is core to Dent de Man’s philosophy. Creating a combination of ornate prints and with a contemporary aesthetic, the designs manage to remain both vintage and directional in their concept, highly representative of new-traditionalism. Dent de Man allows effortless, playful style for the free-thinking gentleman.

2. Isossy Children 

 

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“Think little sapeurs, think dapper gentlemen and smooth style.” As soon as I saw these cuts I had the biggest smile on my face. Founded by Amanda Rabor in 2010 and crafted in England, Isossy Children stands for a global culture, “In times of change and diverse living, fashion can reflect diverse cultures for up-and-coming generations to own, to claim and to wear in everyday life. It’s for the new global citizens of the world” – via @OkayAfrica

3. Okunoren Twins

 

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Okunoren Twins recently released a new lookbook featuring a wide selection of sharp and dapper suits. Doctrine of Style Part 1 combines fine tailoring and precious wool fabrics with fleur-de-lys symbols – See more at OkayAfrica

 

4. Call Me Tosinger

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You can call her ‘Tosinger’. She was born and raised in Nigeria (Abeokuta, Ogun State) in the late 70′s ( and in the UK) and have spent her adult life in Ibadan ( as a student in the University of Ibadan) , in the UK (graduated with an MA in International Relations from Nottingham University) and currently reside in the US (where I recently graduated with an MA in Arts Administration from SCAD – Savannah College of Art & Design) . She is an Afrosoul/YorubaFolk Singer/Songwriter (you can visit www.tosinger.com for more about my music) and a Writer & Creative Arts professional. Her blog is a space for her to share some of what I find interesting and inspiring in theArts and Culture arena as it relates to the African continent and the diaspora, this is a passion of hers. She is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia where she experiences the daily multitasking of life as a wife and a mother to two wonderful boys, as an Artist, and as a Freelance Writer and Consultant. Email HER at tosinger@yahoo.com. Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing…

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Artist & Art Administrator

The Art – Singer/Songwriter

(Latest Project The AfroSPiRE Demo) MORE ON MY MUSIC AT WWW.TOSINGER.COM

The Business – Independent Consultant (Creative Arts Brand Consultation & Event/Project Management, PR Copywriter/Writer) dba Dreamweavers Ent

Interests: Creative Arts, Music, Nature, Fashion, Film, Theatre, Books, Poetry, Travel…

Music Connoisseur. Arts & Culture Ambassador. Passionate. Spiritual. Artsy with an Afro-Bohemian tendency :)

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Guys Of All Trades Case Study

Guys Of All Trades Case Study

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Strategy

Here at SOR, we love working with Small & Medium Sized Businesses, especially with experts in industries that we use and might need at times ourselves. GOAT or Guys of All Trades even though was a relatively new company, has been already a thriving company renovating and providing maintenance to homes, but was motivated by the need to do logo, business cards and flyers to increase their business to more prospects in the NCR.

Identity

GOAT was somewhat a new company in this industry at the time and during the planning phase, we repeatedly heard about how project completion in a timely manner was essential to this company in order to secure initial potential clients and inform of their identity. The logo created for the brand, displayed all the elements of the services that the company offered. Also, the Guys of All Trades print is screwed onto a piece of wood , conveying the handyman team’s services provided by the company for their prospects.

 

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Messaging

We made a large number of revisions while working with GOAT. The goal was to maximize the opportunity to let people know what GOAT was all about and the services offered by this company. Their promise was quite simple: clean friendly guys-next-door that will take on all the work that many homeowners don’t feel like doing while providing efficiency and affordability.

 

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Campaign

 

We designed the ad campaign while keeping in mind the niche market that GOAT is going after. The company knows that their customers might have a limited budget but would expect high quality and standards when it will come to working on their homes. The tagline “Renovation & Maintenance Experts” on the front page of the flyer has a double meaning: It tells the potential customers about the areas that GOAT specializes in. Also, it details exactly what these services are in the back of the flyer to make sure that the prospects know what they could expect when working with GOAT

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Why Africa is the Best Continent to Invest Right Now

Why Africa is the Best Continent to Invest Right Now

What problems do your society face at the moment? Think carefully about the things that you could change or improve if you had the chance? I am learning more and more that the decision to delegate is a critical skill to be learned by all entrepreneurs. From my own point of view, you need to have people who can help and advise you. I also recently read via Time Magazine that Mark Zuckerberg recently shared his #1 hiring rule with an audience in Barcelona—and it’s a little surprising:

“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person”.

You don’t have to leave all the baggage to yourself.” When trying to take on too many things, you fall short on plenty of other details, just as critical for the full functioning of your organization

 

 

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How does this relate to Africa you may ask? Well, the continent has been known for massive corruption and massive power abuse for many years in the past. However, this trend seems to have been taken a different turn in recent years. There has been a greater sense of collaboration between nations and more leaders are delegating tasks. According to the Economist, “Foreign investment into Africa rose by 5% in 2012 and 10% in 2013. Foreign investors are becoming more interested in the non-resource sectors of African economies: a third of intra-African foreign investment is in financial services”.

The last time I was in Africa, was when I visited some family members in Tunisia, where they had been relocated because of the instability in Ivory Coast. In fact , between 2010/2011, my country of origin, Ivory Coast, experienced some serious social unrest through post-election violence and between supporters of current president Alassane Ouattara and those loyal to previous candidate Laurent Gbagbo. I was thankful not to be in the country at this time but the remaining of my family was there during the decade of instability and reduced economic growth that preceded the post-election violence.

I have not been back in Africa in over a decade but planning to return soon to witness the changes for myself. Therefore, finding new creative ways and economically feasible methods to improve the continent, is the main goal here, especially by mirroring other successful English African countries as business models.

One thing is certain for sure, throughout the continent, is the overwhelming commercial activities taking place. In Africa, everyone is hustling to carve out a better life, from bankers in air conditioned lobby, to the large beverage company trucks sharing the road with street hawkers selling slaughtered  chickens.

In retrospective, work life balance is critical for Africans wanting to succeed in business. Focusing on quality products and quality services will make your company stand out in the eyes of investors. The idea here is not to sacrifice all at the altar of making it in business.” The truth is that Africa is attractive because of its higher returns on lower risks.

CEO of Nigeria-based Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, noted that “Africa still seems to be the only place where you can make returns above 20%, or thereabouts, on projects”. As Mwangi explained in How we made it in Africa“the business world is full of “sharks” who undercut and play unfairly. However, entrepreneurs should “never back down”.

In Africa, there are still many challenges faced by entrepreneurs and established businesses on the ground. Some people have suggested that Africans should go through the long path to development and modernization. Others have suggested that Africa must focus on leapfrogging with technology. In the mean time , by looking at the infographics below, you start to see why Africa is the last frontier for investment worldwide.

 

 

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Another major trend worth noticing is that much of Africa’s growth is powered by things other than commodities. The Economist noted in their January 2015 issue that “one reason currencies have been robust may be because economic growth is starting to come from other places. Manufacturing output in the continent is expanding as quickly as the rest of the economy. Growth is even faster in services, which expanded at an average rate of 2.6% per person across Africa between 1996 and 2011. Tourism, in particular, has boomed: the number of foreign visitors doubled and receipts tripled between 2000 and 2012. Many countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria, have recently revised their estimates of GDP to account for their growing non-resource sectors.

Even though many people think that it is all about China, research proves that there is a greater willingness to open up to investors as well. According to Malick Badjie, director and head of Investment Solutions at Silk Invest, “just to put it in perspective, FDI influence in Africa was roughly around $5 billion 10 years ago and is expected to be closer to $50 billion in 2014. FDI investment has increased significantly.

 

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The Best Social Media Infographics for your Next Campaign

 The Best Social Media Infographics for your Next Campaign

 

Infographics help communicate information in a digestible manner as they creatively present data in an understandable and engaging format. With social media growing at an ever increasing pace, there is now a wealth of data about how people interacting with one another on the web. Naturally, infographics have proven an excellent aid in expressing high volumes of social web information in a clear, visually appealing manner.

I have noticed that Infographics seem to be getting more and more popular in recent years. They’re certainly fun to look at, and are able to convey useful information in a format that’s fast and easy to digest. Also, one thing to keep in mind with infographics is that they’re generally static—unlike blog posts, they’re rarely updated as new information becomes available.

Nobody has time to read anymore, right?  Every day we are all inundated with more and more information overload coming from credible and yet to be verified sources.  Where can Internet users find relief? Answer: the infographic.  Infographics are a wonderful mix of key data and visualization that can really bring the message home if put together correctly.

To help you get your 2015 marketing strategy off to a great start, we’ve rounded up 10 infographics with useful stats, information and suggestions about online marketing.

Here are some infographics that prove as beautiful as they are interesting. Click on these pictures to learn more

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Inspiration for the Month of March

Inspiration for the Month of March

 

Working on designs, we constantly come across new imagery to keep us inspired. This week is no different and we wanted to share some of the photography that caught our attention. Social Media when used right, can make miracles. We teach at SOR that you can use social media to follow and learn about potential clients and partners.  Leave us a comment below and make sure to follow our updates on social media to learn more about our brand.

 

 

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Seven Apps That Will Make You a Happier Person – RVLLR Best of Web Series

Seven Apps That Will Make You a Happier Person – RVLLR Best of Web Series RVLLR Best of Web Series

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RVLLR Mots du jour

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“There are always limits, and there are always opportunities. The ones we rehearse and focus on are the ones that shape our attitude and our actions.”
– Seth Godin

1.  Death by PowerPoint? 5 Programs to Bring Your Presentations to Life 

Many of us have sat through countless PowerPoint presentations, waiting and wishing for them to end. Why? Honestly, the presentations are mind-numbingly boring! But when you need to give a presentation and want to avoid the blank stares and awkward yawns, here are five programs you can use that can help breathe life into it via @lifehack 

 

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2. Seven Apps That Will Make You a Happier Person 

 

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You have apps for social media, email, and productivity, but are you using your smartphone to find bliss?

Check out these seven apps that are sure to improve your quality of life. They can make you feel calmer, keep your brain sharp, and just inspire you to be happier.

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 3. Companies We Respect:

One Day Graphics:

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Great company that we admire. They are called ” One Day Graphics” . All your graphic needs under one roof done in a day at competitive prices. No bull, just no-frills quality service.

 

Media in Canada:

 

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Media in Canada was launched by Brunico Communications Inc. in August 2004. From research and audience measurement innovation to ratings impact and spend trends, Media in Canada covers the gamut of media biz news and identifies new media opportunities.

Both an email newsletter and a website, Media In Canada is a key resource for media buyers and planners, marketers and media sellers, providing a heads-up on property launches and changes in all media, including TV network programming and schedules.

 

 

4.  Ten Best Google Drive Add-Ons You Should Be Using

 

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Google Drive is a great alternative for individuals who don’t have a word processor or any form of an office suite. It allows them to make documents, powerpoint presentations, excel documents and more without the added memory being eaten up or having to load a software on your computer. For those who do have a word processing suite, Google Drive is a great way to have collaborative documents on your computer. For example, it is the office software that I make use of whenever I have a group presentation that needs a couple of extra hands. While it is already a great service, add-ons make it even better. Here are ten Google Drive add-ons that we love via @lifehack 

 

5.  Eleven Most Stunning Architectural Projects in America Right Now 

Remember that mild economic downturn we had a few years ago? Yeah, that was not good. Not good at all. But somehow, “too big to fail” failed to stop some big, beautiful architectural masterpieces from coming to fruition. Thrillist rounded up 11 of the most innovative structures to rise from the ground or undergo massive renovation over the past six years, from the biggest construction project in US history, to a not-so-lowly scout hut, to an airport so sweet you’ll pray for delays. here

6. RVLLR Finds of the Week: J.CREW A2 LIGHTWEIGHT BOMBER JACKET

This blue jacket by Wallace & Barnes, J.Crew’s vintage-inspired division, takes its design cues from the military bombers worn in World War II. Updated with a soft nylon and cotton blend rather than leather, it’s a casual, versatile piece. Try wearing it with workwear-style boots for a utilitarian look via @MrPorter

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7. The Best Burger in Every State in America

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Over the last three months, we researched, ate, and fought over everything from pork belly pastrami-covered burgers in Pennsylvania to griddled patties in Indiana. And now we think we’ve got a case for a burger you’re going to love in every single state in the Union. Get in there.

 

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RVLLR Best of Web Series

 RVLLR Best of Web Series

The month of march lets you know that Spring is upon us. We cover this week five strategies to land a promotion at work, twelve questions to ask your future employer, Twenty Six Tips for Improving Your Social Media Marketing, Five Powerful Exercises to Increase Your Mental Strength, Four Reasons Why You (Yes, You!) Should Be Publishing on LinkedIn and more. Dont forget to react and contact us via social media. Matter of fact, share our content, don’t be selfish!


1. Five Strategies To Land A Promotion At Work

Getting promoted isn’t about who’s been there the longest. It’s more about who is most valuable. Here’s how to make yourself stand out . Read more here
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2. Twenty Six Tips for Improving Your Social Media Marketing

Trying new things can be fun and refreshing, for both you and your audience. In this article I’ll share 26 ways, an A-Z guide, to improve your social media efforts via SME

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3. Twelve Questions to Ask Your Future Employer

Job interview prep is often focused on nailing the questions your future employer will ask you, and delivering the best answer. Usually that means running through your answer to, “What’s your greatest weakness?” over and over in the mirror.
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4. The Greatest Winter Travel Bucket List of All Time

If summer’s the most overrated season of the year (which it is, we all know this), then it stands to reason that winter would be the most underrated season, right? Right? Of course, it is. The problem with winter isn’t the snow, subzero temps, or bone-chilling winds — it’s everybody’s lousy attitude and predisposed belief that the season just inherently sucks. They won’t shut up about it.

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5. Five Powerful Exercises to Increase Your Mental Strength

Building mental strength is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite your circumstances. Mental strength involves more than just willpower; it requires hard work and commitment. Growing stronger requires you to establish healthy habits, while also giving up the unhealthy habits that could hold you back from becoming better via HuffingtonPost .

6.  Four Reasons Why You (Yes, You!) Should Be Publishing on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has always been a powerful tool for job seekers. You can put your experience out there for the world (read: recruiters) to view, you can see who in your network might be able to connect you to your dream company, and you can also keep track of industry trends and insights from thought leaders through the LinkedIn Influencer program.

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7. Sixty Simple Rules of Personal Finance

I’m just going to present the 60 rules, along with my quick personal thoughts on each rule.

Of course, not everyone will be able to follow each rule all of the time. However, the more you follow these “rules,” the better your financial situation will become via The Simple Dollar 

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8. Twenty Three French Fries That Went Beyond the Call of Duty

Live your best fry life via BuzzFeed
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9. The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking About Your Salary

DO understand what factors are tied to compensation. Your salary is based upon three things: 1) the company’s ability to attract talent, 2) the company’s ability to retain talent, and 3) the company’s ability to pay.
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10. Content Curation: How to Easily Find Great Content to Share

Ian Cleary, the founder of RazorSocial, a marketing tech blog focused on social media tools, explores content curation, why it’s valuable and tools that make the discovery of new content easy. You’ll discover what content curation is, why it’s important and how to find and share relevant content via SME

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Backup DD Case Study

Backup DD Case Study

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Strategy

 

We started by doing a lot of research on the company Backup Designated Drivers or DD. After completing our research, the company wanted us to build business cards and posters for their relaunch of their services/website to the residents of the national capital region. Our strategy was to build an identity around Backup DD’s goal to drastically reduce the number of impaired drivers by providing a safe and affordable alternative thus making our roads safer for all.

And knowing this market as well as we do, we knew that that this brand’s promise was very marketable and, as yet, untapped in Ottawa.

 

Identity

 

We wanted to visually convey Backup DD’s accessibility and show their economical and reliable services. The logo was made clearer to display a friendly and straightforward service that could be trusted. At the time, the company had a partnership with MAAD Canada as well. Backup DD wanted all drivers in the NCR to avoid being behind the wheels and let their company handles the service at an affordable and reliable costs.

 

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Messaging

Working on the posters and business cards for Backup DD required a lot of revisions. In fact, constant communication between the design team and the client was necessary to create the desired message through the work being done. The target market for this company was seeking reliable, affordable service and wanted the guarantee of receiving higher standards of customer service through Backup DD. The original drafts were made to promote the core values of the company through giant wording on both cards and posters. We eventually went a different route by improving the colors and the overall feel of both the business cards/ posters.

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We designed their first ad campaign post brand launch to introduce the new look and messaging of the company. The ad campaign builds on Backup DD’s core identity traits – professionalism, safety and affordability. It also featured the new colour scheme used on the official website Backup DD

Here are the final versions of the posters below:

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Sedan on Demand Case Study

Sedan on Demand Case Study

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Strategy

As one of the most reliable private transportation company in the city, Sedan on Demand Ottawa Driving Services needed a brand story that accurately reflected the professionalism, the affordability and the reliable qualities that made them one of the best services available in the capital. By updating their website, as well as their identity, we wanted to communicate the values that their customers appreciated most: safety, affordability and privacy.

 

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Their refreshed logo is now a dynamic, clean, bold graphic, easily recognized from a distance and easily remembered by users.

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Messaging

Here at Society of Revellers, we focus on aesthetics and getting our partner business message across in the clearest way possible. Their core statements, including their mission, their values and positioning needed to be articulated in their website. We then brainstormed and incorporated into the tagline, “An Alternative to Overpriced cabs.” The customers are given choices on the time and the desired driver. Sedan on Demand is a customer-focused company – ensuring that the service will be an easy, affordable and convenient experience.

 

Website Design

Our main objective for their website was to enhance the user experience. We updated the site content in a more organized, intuitive and responsive layout and gave it a brighter, easier look to navigate and more in tune with their overall identity. A major aspect of the site is that we included a contact section where online booking can be made, making Sedan on Demand a more concrete and inexpensive choice for many of today’s mobile consumers.

Visit: Sedan on Demand

 

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ArtChild Ottawa Case Study

ArtChild Ottawa Case Study

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In Da Industry has been a local company that offers various services in the artistic realm (dancing, cooking, public speaking). We started working with In Da Industry when we were approached to take an in depth look at their new venture: Artchild Ottawa, a non-profit organization registered with the city of Ottawa. The way we work is by first identifying these four factors that would help us understand their competitive landscape: what does ArtChild do, why, for whom and how.

ArtChild intended to work in the community to provide children the opportunity for activities that are no longer readily available within the school system, by continuously providing workshops and classes such as dance, creative written expression, painting and acting. These very same programs are being slowly eliminated and In Da Industry Services came to us to help maintain and continue to provide the artistic expression outside of the classroom.

Identity

We found that we needed to help them refine their positioning , develop a visual identity and targeted core messaging while eventually building their website, if required. By creating awareness about this issue, we help parents be the voice of their children today.

“To attenuate the rich voice of Canadian art, wittingly or unwittingly, is to break off and bury a bright, useful piece of the future. There is no village or city in this world without art, and the legacy of art from previous generations. Art is how minds are nourished, and the healthier our minds, the healthier the world at large”. –PEN Canada

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Messaging

In partnership with In Da Industry Services, through research and planning, we drafted the Public Relations materials to start Art Child Canada, as well as the editing of all official documents such as the ArtChild Constitution . Art Child’s mission is to provide children from all backgrounds with the guidance, support and the opportunities necessary to effectively develop their artistic expression, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance. The first annual edition set place in Ottawa at Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive 4th Floor.

We developed the Art Child campaign to drive interest and awareness about the Art Child organization and about the large portion of cuts being done in the federal government currently without a great number of the public being acknowledged of this process.

By looking at all the resources accumulated in terms of contacts in the media and online community, we sent out over 400 tweets, 250 Facebook status updates with content links and shared over 150 videos,articles and tools to be aware of the Arts cuts begin done in Canada.

By taking an integrated approach, we integrated all our social networks to our twitter account with the blog, and vice versa. By creating blog articles as sources material for tweets and in turn, twitter was the second highest diver of traffic to the blog, behind only the event weblink on Eventbrite. From photography to promotions to the tone of the website and audio ads, we ensured the success of Art Child on many levels.

In space of a few months, Art Child has gone from being unknown to the Ottawa community to have been endorsed by the city of Ottawa, the Liberal Party of Canada, Wal Mart, Loblaws, Zellers and is looking to expand to the rest of the country in the next few years.

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Results

 

The first ArtChild event in Ottawa truly made you think twice about not having any arts in schools. Ottawa’s ArtChild did more than just create awareness about the art cuts. Art Child was an event that brought families together to enjoy the celebration of art at its finest. Now in its fourth edition, the event took place at City Hall this past January 24th, 2015 in the presence of the City Councillor, and has established strong lasting relationships with some great sponsors.

A large number of organizations companies have been supporting the cause ever since being presented the promotional materials including the sponsorship package and the press release we had crafted for ArtChild through In Da Industry Services. The lasting relationships have made ArtChild more successful each year. Here are some of the names from our sponsors:  CKCU, Within Essence Productions, DJ Ben Jamming, DJ Alive from CHUO, Slaysh, Kamakacci, Red Crown Clothing, Kania Couture, Pulse Passion, Hair Junkie Studios, The Hornettes, Sarah Mcclurg Music,  Compact Music,The Riot Police, Driven Dance Ottawa, CHUO, 2econd Touch Media, Ottawakiosk.com, Glebe Streets, B&B Promotions, Queen of the Scene, OD Music, Dream Love Grow, Shop-aholic, Zaneta Pernicova, Xodus Management, Tiny Talent, Top Talent, Models International Management, Suzette P. Weeks, Wal-mart, Loblaws, Island Flava, Zellers, Domino’s Pizza and RYTEC Printing, CBC Radio, Rogers 22.

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The Best Instagram Strategy Tips for Brands (Infographic)

The Best Instagram Strategy Tips for Brands (Infographic)

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Almost all the people that I know use Instagram. When it first came out, many thought it would be a fad. I was certainly not one of them but I have to admit that Facebook acquisition of the company enhanced its status of social media power player. In fact, although it’s only been around for a little more than four years, Instagram boasts 300 million monthly active users who snap and post millions of photos on a daily basis. Beyond friends and family, users can follow brands for behind-the-scenes peeks. As the site evolves, a lot of companies have been using the platform in different ways and some strategies have been more successful than others.Recently,  this cloud-management platform and CRM company you might be familiar with,  Salesforce.com provided  a detailed checklist using the infographic format. In a recent blog post published by Salesforce, they write:

” From the basics like hashtags and descriptions to posting schedules and what not to do, take a look at the best ways to perfect your Instagram strategy and increase brand awareness”. Click on the image to make it bigger and view the whole strategy

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RVLLR Best of Web Series 4

RVLLR Best of Web Series 4

 

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New week , we are at it again. A lot of things have been going on recently in my life. Between finalizing the website for the accessories line launching soon and reaching consumers often on social media for customer service related questions. All these tasks can turn you into a serious workaholic especially if you have deadline to these projects. One thing for sure, is that brands are finally beginning to reckon that dedicating resources to reaching consumers on social media- be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or another platform du jour – is not only beneficial, but necessary.

RVLLR Mots du Jour

“Each app has a feeling, just like every movie you go to has a feeling.” — Tinder co-founder Jonathan Badeen

 1. How to Use Facebook Video for More Engagement

Facebook’s Autoplay feature means videos are more eye-catching than a regular post. Plus, Facebook videos seem to get more organic reach in the news feed.

In this article I’ll share eight ideas to get more engagement and drive more traffic with your Facebook videos.

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These 15 cool and sweet apps for couples will help you deal with various aspects of your relationship – from getting to know each other even better to settling fights and learning to be a better partner.
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We’re all familiar with popular options like Facebook and Google Maps, and there are plenty of pointless apps too. What about little-known apps that provide real value, though? There are some surprising options out there, and we’ve hand-picked 10 of the most notable ones for your convenience.
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4. Twitter examines how tweeting affects the brain
Twitter is studying the effect of second-screening by hooking test groups to brain monitors, eye-tracking goggles, sweat sensors and other gadgetry. “It’s not scary —  we’re not testing them, we’re testing Twitter,” Twitter’s Jeffrey Graham says.
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Governments requested user data from Twitter at higher rates during the second half of 2014 compared to the first half, according to the social network’s biannual transparency report. While only a small number of accounts were affected, Twitter saw requests for content removal increase by 84% and requests for account information increase 40%
 
6. Why hashtags are a marketer’s best friend
Hashtags are a powerful marketing tool, helping brands to hone and crystallize their messages, writes David Wilding of Twitter U.K. “Hashtags can provide an instant test of clarity and distinctiveness, and many of the best ones … become repeatable over time, embedding an association in peoples’ minds, and so becoming a distinctive long-term asset,” he writes.
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INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority. via Medium 
8. Looking Like Money: How Wellness Became the New Luxury Status Symbol
 
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Signe extérieur du bling pour les uns, outil indispensable du business mondialisé pour les autres, le jet fascine autant qu’il suscite le “bashing”. Entre passe-droits, caprices pharaoniques et pourboires exorbitants, GQ vous a réservé une place dans le cercle très feutré des familiers de l’aviation privée.

 

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A Quick Test To See Whether You Are An Introvert, Extrovert Or Ambivert via LifeHack 

 These days introverts has become a hot topic. Have you wondered which type you belong to? According to psychologist Carl Jung, introversion-extroversion is not a continuum that people only demonstrate qualities of one type. Instead, many of us have qualities of both sides, the point is which one is more dominant. Let’s see whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or ambivert in the following test!

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RVLLR Best of Web Series: Social Media Edition

 RVLLR Best of Web Series: Social Media Edition

Happy Midweek Revellers! We invite you to check out our weekly edition about the hottest social media news. From poetry in winter, home life hacks, to facebook power editors, learn everything you need to improve your social media marketing and get a great laugh in the process. 

 

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RVLLR Mots du Jour:

“In this world of omnipresent omnimedia, the most successful companies will be those whose superior content draws consumers routinely and repeatedly.”
– Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau

1. Ten Ideas to Inspire Your Next Blog Post

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Although it may be challenging to come up with new blog post ideas, there’s a lot you could write about. In this article I’ll share 10 ideas to inspire your business blog content via SMExaminer 

2. Love in the Time of Twitter

In that study, entitled “She Said Yes! — Liminality and Engagement Announcements on Twitter,” researchers first identified more than 900 Twitter accounts belonging to people who posted public comments about their engagement on the site. Then they examined those users’ posts for the year after they made the announcement and the nine months preceding it via NYTimes

3. Six ways to optimize your Facebook posting tactics.

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How and when you post on Facebook makes an important impact on how fans engage with your content. In this article you’ll discover 6 ways to optimize your Facebook posting tactics via SMExaminer.

4. Fourty Incredible Home Life Hacks That Will Simplify Your Life

Ready to simplify your life with 40 new life hacks? Most of these are actually very useful. Have you ever ironed a shirt with ice cubes or used bread to clean up? If not, then keep on reading to see these awesome tricks via Lifehack .
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5. Valentines 2015 Look-book + Video // Babes & Gents

Our good friend Amir Zargari from Babes & Gents just released their new lookbook last week, here in the NCR
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Music: The Weeknd: Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) Video by Nivo Media Solutions
Photographer: Cleopatra
Concept: Amir Zargari
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6. Ten Essential Skills a Social Media Manager Needs To Have on Their Resume

They need to be like a juggler at a circus and keep a lot of balls up in the air and make them all land safely. It requires skillsets which means managing many moving parts. Technical, analytical, creative with a bit of project management thrown in. Heard of the term “Ninja Geek”? Maybe “Creative technologist? via JeffBullas

 

7. Publishers, Agencies Must Shift Their Focus From Big Data to Big Content

In this world of omnipresent omnimedia, the most successful companies will be those whose superior content draws consumers routinely and repeatedly. Put another way, whom would you rather be as the digital future unfolds: The guy or gal who makes the transistors inside your video access device … or Judd Apatow? via Adweek

“There’s an awesome wealth of heritage and richness that comes with brands that are that old, but there’s also an awesome challenge when you try to change an organization with what you’re learning in social”, shares

the Social Media Manager for 105-year-old Hallmark, Camille Lauer

9. This Is What Happens When You Repost an Instagram Photo 90 Times

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Ashton documented a portrait of composer Alvin Lucier as it decayed over the course of a 90-round Instagram reposting spree. Each time a photo is uploaded to the site, it loses some quality—but the effect isn’t really obvious the first time, or the second time, or even the third time around via The CreatorsProject

10. How to Turn Your Twitter Chat into a Hit

Not familiar with Twitter Chats? They are a way for people of similar interests from all over the world to participate in a real-time conversation on the social channel.If you’re planning to host your own Twitter Chat, you’ll need these tips via Smartblog
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The Only Social Media Tips You Need

 The Only Social Media Tips You Need

We live in a age of constant stream flow of information and there are many sources out there that compete against one another. Find out how to share content that converts and make readers want to know more about your material in this article.

 

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Easy to read and relevant to your audience

Everyone wants to learn something that can be shared with their peers. Matter of fact, everyone also wants to be entertained to some extent. Knowing this, the subject matter should be relevant,and the only way to stand out will be to provide more valuable and more useful information for the reader than your direct competitor’s content. Nobody likes to see grammatical errors when reading online content. Therefore make sure that your content is error free because it show that you care about your readers and the quality of the content you are putting out. Relevant, entertaining and educational content will make readers return to your page over and over while sharing your content to their respective networks.

Experiment with new mediums of communication

Everyone learns differently. Remember that when you decide to choose the appropriate medium for your company/personal branding,. Diversifying is the name of this game, because not everyone uses the same platforms as you. Always mix up your content with presentations, include articles, eBooks, info graphics, white papers and more.  Whether creating visual or written content, know your audience and who you’re writing for. Always provide information that is new and relevant. Do not only talk about your company, but rather talk about your audience and target their wants and needs. In your content, let them know that you value their time, and are not there only to press products or sales upon them.

Your content should be easily found

Creating content is one thing. Getting the content to the masses on the other hand can get tricky. Use SEO (search engine optimization), PPC (pay per click), social advertising, content syndication and marketing tools to be found. Another aspect of your strategy should be making your articles easily found and navigable on your website. At the same time, visitors can browse your library and discover your valuable content.

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Personalize content across multiple dimensions

Focus on personalizing your message and it will be much more effective and related to your audience. Check out these tips below to see how you can make your content stands out:

Tip 1: Use social media to encourage your audience to participate in and contribute content in a meaningful way. If the content connects with their own experience in a meaningful way, your audience will be more likely to engage with and amplify that content.

Tip 2: Activate subject matter experts within your organization in order to create content which goes beyond product marketing and provides helpful content which will resonate with an expert audience. Provide subject matter experts with quick and easy training on how to create content which works for a blog or social media up front and then empower them to write about the topics which they know most about.

Tip 3: There is a fine balance between promoting on-domain content and off-domain content. Without the balance, you risk missing potential revenue and/or engagement with the audience. Regardless of the content’s source, it must fulfill the primary goal: driving buyers through the purchasing cycle.

Tip 4: Using typography allowed an agency (Exponent) to override the Facebook restriction of 20% or less text for ad images used with Land O Lakes campaigns.

Tip 5: Create a company blog (hybrid site) that is a combination of internal and external content. It will increase interest in the site and make visitors more likely to return. There is no one “magic formula” for success in content marketing. Every audience has different content and social preferences. To succeed, you need to pay attention to what is working for other marketers, and then run tests to find out what works best for your audience.

Tip 6: Products should not be the focus of a blog, but instead, it should provide information that help visitors gain success. Look for opportunities to inject storytelling into messaging through social media engagement – even if you’re in an industry not necessarily known for emotion-touched content.

 

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Tip 7: B2B audiences are well informed, so when it comes to blog content, provide expert and technical content for readers. When it comes to social media marketing, self-promotion and helpfulness is a unique balance for every organization.

Tip 8: You probably already have subject matter experts in your company who can be grown into public facing thought leaders – with a little guidance and motivation. As marketers, it’s our job to not only help them master content creation tactics such as blogging and social media, but to show them why it’s important.

Tip 9: Social media is a great way to spread brand awareness and grab your audience’s attention. Using visual pieces with an enticing calls to action can have substantial results. Know your audience, and use appropriate language to receive engagement on social networks, whether that be likes, shares, comments or retweets. Emotion-evoking visual content and language can go a long way with the appropriate audience.

Tip 10: To build relationships with influencers on social, you need to first learn about them. Who is their audience? What are their goals for engaging online? What is in it for them when they help you? If you are able to clearly communicate how helping you benefits the influencer, you will have better results when you reach out to them. People want meaningful connections, so give the people what they want in an opportunistic way using real-time monitoring and popular platforms.

 

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1. Some people already seem to think tweeting is an art form — and a new website wants to take your 140-character quips and turn them into real, bona fide poetry.

This wonderful tool, called Poetweet, will simply scan your tweets and turn them into one of three poetic forms: either a sonnet, a rondel or an indriso. All you do is plug in your Twitter handle, choose the form you prefer and then sit back and wait for magical, poetic glory to emerge.

2. Adidas App lets Sneakerheads wait virtual lines for limited editions via BoF

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3. The Best Accounts to Follow on Instagram – Instamen via GQ

4. Essential Mens Suits that You Need in Your Life via Details 

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5. In a world where fashion moves Instagram-fast, the “look” of the season is a thing of the past. And that’s a cause for rejoicing. via NYTimes

6. Barneys Is Publishing Its Own Magazine via Racked

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7. Twelve Reasons You Should Have Sex With Your Partner Every Day via lifehack 

8. Google introduces a virtual ‘Genius Bar’ to answer device questions via @The Verge

9. Do You Know the Ingredients for a Virility Diet via Details

10. Six Tips to Know on Double Breasted Jackets via GQ 

 

 

 

 

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The Best of LifeHack Web Series

 The Best of LifeHack Web Series

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Reading a lot of life hacks can help you get better no matter where you are in your life. When you are trying to improve your communication, relationship, career or even fitness skills, we compiled six articles to help you get through tfrom our favourite website: Lifehack. According to WikipediaLife hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. It is arguably a modern appropriation of cutting the Gordian Knot – in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner. The term is primarily used by computer experts who suffer from information overload or those with a playful curiosity in the ways they can accelerate their workflow in ways other than programming. The terms hackhacking, and hacker have a long history of ambiguity in the computing and geek communities, particularly within the free and open source software crowds.

1. 25 Quotes Every Woman Should Remember

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We all need inspiration from time to time. Did it ever happen you read a quote that spoke your mind and influenced you much? The 25 above mentioned quotes are must-checks for ladies who seek for inspiration… and gentlemen who want to understand the nature of women better.

2.  A Quick Test To See Whether You Are An Introvert, Extrovert Or Ambivert

According to psychologist Carl Jung, introversion-extroversion is not a continuum that people only demonstrate qualities of one type. Instead, many of us have qualities of both sides, the point is which one is more dominant. Let’s see whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or ambivert in the following test!
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3. You Will Make Every Second Of Your Life Count After Watching This Inspiring Animated Short Film

Life is short and you should get the most out of it – as cliché as that, many often forget about this and instead of making every second count, they count every second and let their time get wasted. Imagine having a life that’d only last for one day, how would you spend it? Would you stick to the thing you hated? Would you leave words unsaid? Would fear hold you back still? via Youtube

4. Five Successful People Who Got Rich with a Leisurely Lifestyle

I am looking around for some much better examples which will inspire us. How did these people make all that money and do they really enjoy and value a relaxed lifestyle? Wealth is not just about money, you know! Read here
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5. Twenty Three Things Top Student Do

What we don’t realize is that under the surface there is a collection of positive habits and mindsets that make that person so successful in class. Not just a few, but an accumulation of many habits that combine to produce high-level academic performance. Check out 23 habits of top students that you can use as tips to do better in school:

6. Seven Creative Habits of Highly Successful People

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Highly successful people have empowering creative habits that enable them to achieve remarkable things. Enhancing creativity can help you reach greater heights in your life, too.

Here are seven simple habits that can help you boost creativity and succeed in work and life.

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The Best Fashion News of the Week

 The Best Fashion News of the Week

Each week a lot happens in the fashion world especially that now that you add technology and the amount of “internet rising stars”  in the mix. This almost “controlled” environment has been shocked by bloggers and new form of journalism worldwide, forcing the fashion industry to a shift  in the ways things have been done these past 100 years. Now we as revellers, document the revealing changes happening weekly in the fashion world and keep you updated.

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RVLLR Mots du Jour:

“Your brand is not what you say it is; it’s what they say it is.”
— Groupe Le Duff’s Stewart Slocum,
More than a decade after Karl Lagerfeld’s collection debuted at H&M, high-low partnerships are still a formidable marketing strategy for fashion designers and retailers. But what does a designer collaboration need to accomplish to be considered successful?
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“The tech world is infatuated with fashion. This is because fashion has something tech seriously wants: the ability to create and sustain demand for products that are—let’s face it—kind of useless.”
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DESPITE rumours to the contrary in this weekend’s newspapers, we can confirm that Karl Lagerfeld‘s eponymous brand is not being sold by owner Apax. A report in this weekend’s Sunday Telegraph asserted that the company could be sold before the year is out, but a spokesperson told us this afternoon that nothing could be further from the truth.

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5. China’s Corruption Crackdown a Boon for Lingerie Sales Increase for Pricey Undergarments as Government Discourages Conspicuous Consumption

Chinese consumers—famous for their appetite for designer bags and gold-plated iPhone cases—are now shying away from flashy logos and displays of wealth as a government austerity campaign shames officials who buy them. Sales of luxury goods, which include glitzy jewelry and couture, were down 1% last year in China, according to consulting firm Bain & Co via Wall Street Journal

 

6. Uniqlo goes where others have been burnt: Canada

Uniqlo is being “surgical” in its Canadian market entry, lest it face a disaster like the one that befell Target. Uniqlo, the Japanese clothier and retailer, is jumping into Canada with a plan to avoid some of the problems that have bedeviled other retailers who have tried their luck in the Great White North via Fortune

 

 

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7. Seeking Luxury Deals as Euro Falls

The strong dollar and threat of deflation may be wreaking havoc on European economies, but as an American consumer it has made me feel flush via New York Times

 

8. Why Are Sportswear Giants Nike and Adidas Embracing Fashion?

As Nike and Adidas announce new designer collaborations with Acronym’s Johanna F. Schneider and Junichi Abe’s Kolor, respectively, BoF examines the strategies behind the uptick in the fashion activities of the world’s leading sportswear giants via BoF

 

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9.Why Target’s Canadian Expansion Failed

It was a brief stint for Target in Canada. Less than two years after opening there, Target announced last week that it would close its 133 Canadian stores. Some Canadian Target customers responded emotionally to the news on Target Canada’s Facebook website (“totally heartbroken,” “please don’t go,” “good riddance,” “you obviously don’t understand Canadians”) via Harvard Business Review

10. China’s Luxury Boom Is Very Different From Japan’s Luxury Boom

 

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Two recurring questions I hear are: ‘How is Chinese luxury demand different to Japanese demand?’ and ‘As there is limited growth with the Japanese, what is the risk that growth moderates quickly now with the Chinese?’

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Biomed Group Case Study

Biomed Group Case Study

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Strategy

As a changing and dynamic industry, this local company came to us with the following challenge: “the website has not been updated in over 10 years. Help us show to the public that biomedical scientists work in healthcare to diagnose disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples from patients. Biomed Group provide the ‘engine room’ of modern medicine with 70% of diagnoses based on the pathology results provided by laboratory services”.

Identity

The company cares about the livelihood of patients that will be using their equipment. Biomed Group is essentially a B2B company but wanted to convey a professional yet approachable culture through their website design. The Biomedical Industry Group was incorporated in 1996.  The purpose of the group is to merge and contract the skills of designers and manufactures to the production of “special needs” equipment for hospitals and homecare.  Some products have only a specific need and are produced in low volume.  Other products such as the UniPole I.V. and Medical Support System are produced for a larger market.

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The website was created at a time when the internet was at its infancy. In fact, the company original hosting service was GoPapa, a precursor of what is now Godaddy, the largest web hosting site in the world.  By focusing on the main products offered by the company, we improved the online experience by adding bolder colours and creative messaging to the website. This business is open 365 days a year so we included valuable documents for their prospects. Overall, creative navigation and useful information were implemented to improve the usability of this site and position Biomed Group as a trusted source for the production of “special needs” equipments for all hospitals and homecare

Visit http://biomedgroup.com/

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RVLLRS Best of Web Series: Social Media Edition

RVLLRS Best of Web Series: Social Media Edition

 

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We’re going to start kicking these people off right and left and making sure that when they issue their ridiculous attacks, nobody hears them.” — Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

The winter seems like its never going to end. Yes it is february and it seems like it is the longest shortest month of the year. It is cold and you must stay warm by all means necessary. I compiled the best social media tips that you can learn this week simply in the comfort of your home or office.

The new week has just began started. Ontario celebrates family day. The NBA All Star Game just ended in New York this weekend. We had the most tweeted episode of the SNL 40th anniversary, Kanye West released the first Yeezy Season collection under Adidas Originals and Drake came out with the surprise album/mixtape entitled “If Youre Reading This Its Too Late”. Literally, despite being in the coldest city in the world, with temperatures reaching -40 to -45 degrees, it was a very entertaining weekend with some great content to watch. We compiled the best social media tips that will help your content marketing strategy.

 

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“I am a shoeshine man with not much money, but I have the privilege of being able to give a gift to 130 million Japanese people or 8 million people in Rio.” — Javier Castano,

1. If you combine the exposure of Facebook with the power of email marketing, you can build a thriving email list using Facebook to achieve your marketers dream.

When you’re planning to build a new blog or an online business, creating a sizeable subscriber base should be one of the first things on your mind. With people on your mailing list, you can work on building relationships and converting subscribers into buyers. Some marketers believe that email lists are not as important as they were a few years ago because of Facebook

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2. Facebook’s For Sale groups recently have improved features for buying and selling.”

For Sale Group members can now choose the Sell feature when creating a post. You can add a description to what you’re selling, include a price and set a pick-up/delivery location

via Facebook Newsroom

3. Why the media world thinks Snapchat Discover is a game-changer

A few weeks ago, Snapchat updated its app. The new version had a little purple dot in the upper-right corner of the app’s Stories screen. If you’re a media executive, that little purple dot — the gateway to Snapchat’s new Discover platform — might represent a big shift in your thinking.

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4. To appeal to a new generation of news consumers, The New York Times is going all-in on Instagram.

“It’s not an effort to drive traffic to the site. That’s very hard to do on Instagram,” said Alexandra MacCallum, assistant managing editor for audience development at the Times. “It’s much more about building awareness and, hopefully, loyalty for The New York Times broadly, but particularly for the Times’ incredible visual storytelling.”

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5. How Much for that Facebook Fan?

Money can’t buy you love, but it can still buy you a like. Whats a Facebook fan is really worth?

via Fortune

6. Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’

“We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Costolo wrote in an internal memo obtained by The Verge

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7.What do travel marketers need to know about Facebook’s operations in 2014 and what the social network is focusing on in 2015?

Coming just a few weeks before Facebook’s 11th birthday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg talked about these investments and it became apparent that Facebook’s audience growth is plateauing — excluding Instagram and WhatsApp — but at the same time, it’s becoming a more sophisticated marketplace and storytelling platform

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8. Instagram recruits journalists to find social media stars

That is exactly what Instagram hopes to achieve for its users as it looks to grow its “editorial” team. Like so many other platforms before it, Instagram is looking to hire former journalists to identify and popularize budding Instagram stars. (The editorial — or community management — team is actually part of Instagram’s marketing division.)

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9. Plastic-surgery patients want to look like their selfies thanks to Instagram 

Cosmetic-surgery patients once brought photos of celebrities to appointments in order to show their doctors what they wanted, but now they are more likely to bring in filtered Instagram selfies, Nicole Lyn Pesce writes. “They whip out their cellphones and start flipping through their pictures, saying, ‘I want to look like this all the time,’ ” surgeon David Shafer says

via Daily News

10.  Five Facebook contests that can help you engage your community and grow your business.

This article shows you five ways to create effective Facebook contests that reach more people, entice them to enter and encourage them to share.

via Social Media Examiner

 

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The Best Fashion News of the Week

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A lot happening in fashion this season. They say that if you have power, you have to empower. Waking up every day like you are on a mission is the goal to every reveller.
This is our weekly digest of everything you need to know in the world of fashion. This column is called the Revellers Best Fashion News of the Week.
Leave us a comment or mention which articles you enjoyed the most via social media @sorevellers @drzeetips

RVLLR Mots du Jour: 

“People read without sharing, but just as often, perhaps, they share without reading.”
— Derek Thompson
“A rapidly increasing birth rate, parents having children later in life and a glut of baby-boomer grandparents with more disposable income have combined to make childrenswear a highly lucrative business.” via the Guardian 
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2. Alexander Wang and the Tunnel of Branding

“Wang’s earlier collections often suggested innocence — the joy, let’s say, of being young in New York — and that quality has been gradually stamped out as he expeditiously builds a brand.” via NYMag 
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3. India may become launchpad for Amazon’s fashion label

Amazon plans to create its own brands in the booming fashion and lifestyle segment in the country, making India perhaps the first country where the US e-commerce giant has its own private fashion labels, two people familiar with the company’s plans said via Times

The fledgling designer needs stronger feedback from the fashion world. I honestly think that it’s the whole tumblr generation/phenomenon that has a lot to do with the lack of critical approach. People’s knowledge of the history, not just of fashion, but culture, is as deep as their laptop screen. Read more here
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5. Bitcoin is Good Money: If you acknowledge that money is simply a language to communicate value, you quickly realize that bitcoin stacks up well.

Money is generally misunderstood, which contributes to the confusion about bitcoin as a digital currency. If you acknowledge that money is simply a language to communicate value and you evaluate bitcoin objectively on the six important characteristics of money that are taught in a basic economics course, you quickly realize that bitcoin stacks up well against any form of money that has ever existed via BoF

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6. Figure-Flattering Flared Trousers Swing In for Spring

Good news for some: Hip-balancing, leg-lengthening flared pants with a faint retro whiff—from fashion brands like Derek Lam, Saint Laurent, Balmain and more—are set to make a true comeback this season via WSJ 

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7. Fine jewellery: Sales of the good stuff are soaring as shoppers target luxury at the click of a button

“Once the preserve of storied names with lineages as noble as their best customers’, the glittering world of the fine jeweller is ringing the changes.” via Independent 

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8. American Apparel’s New CEO Wants Brand to Cover Up

American Apparel’s new CEO Paula Schneider wants to reign in the amount of skin on show in the brand’s advertising imagery via BoF

 

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9. Chanel Raises the Stakes in the Young Designers Game

In the wake of the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize — and what is increasingly looking like a horse race to make nice with the next generation of maybe-possible fashion stars (and win their loyalty and affection for a maybe-possible future) — Chanel is putting ever-more assets into the game. Its latest vehicle: the Andam award, the second-largest grant to a young designer, albeit one willing to be based and working in France via NYTimes

10. In the Fragrance Industry, a Whiff of Change is in the Air

“The big perfume players are catching on, even if most aren’t tinkering with their most popular commercial brands. Instead, they are bringing the niche stars into their folds.” via The Globe and Mail 

 

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The world of social media moves really fast. Staying on top of our all social media news to help you revel in your daily lives, is fundamental to us, so our RVLLR Best of Web Series serves to provide you with all the information you need to know to stay above the crowd this week. Leave us comments, suggestions or just constructive feedback below

 1. In a world with more and more distractions, here are apps to help you study and stay on track through out our procrastinated study times.

These are the best websites and apps for students to use when studying via Lifehack

 

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2. Are you interested in finding ways to energize your marketing? Daily activities separate successful social media marketers from their peers.

This article shares six social media habits to improve your marketing via SMExaminer 

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3. Vines Can Be a Powerful Marketing Tool for Small Companies—If They’re Done Right.

Find out the secret to a perfect six second video that you can do via WSJ

4. It’s easy to measure how many followers you have or how many likes you’ve got on your last Facebook post but that doesn’t really tell you anything.

If you’re in that situation, you may struggle to know where to start. Here are five of the most important digital marketing metrics via TheNextWeb

5. RVLLR Bonus Tips: A tool that we use regularly. These Design Tutorials from Canva are great.

You can easily get in the action here

6. The Pomodoro Technique is one of the most widely used time management life hacks used today.

Find out about this time management method where you do focused work in 25 minute intervals called “Pomodoro” and then take short breaks, 5-15 minutes each time your Pomodoro ends here.
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7.  A lot more people shop online than before. Many people have their favourites online shops while others are terrified of purchasing items online

Personally, I do a lot of my shopping online, so here is my list of 30 shopping sites I wish I’d known earlier via Lifehack .

8. Social media can be a powerful tool in conversion rate optimization if used correctly.

This article you’ll discover four tools to help you optimize social traffic conversions via SMExaminer
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RVLLR Music We Love

With music moving so quickly, and trends coming and going in the blink of an eye, the new artists that forge their own path and make honest, genuine music are rewarded. Check out the Best New Artists of 2014, as curated by Pigeons and Planes

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Science Behind a Happy Relationship

Science Behind a Happy Relationship

Valentine Day was recently and many people had the time of their lives. Others didnt. However, the combination of sharing joy as a couple, stronger communication, trusting one another and honesty, are at the core of having a happy union. According to this Infographic Revealing The Secrets Of The Happiest Couples from Happify, romantic relationships are easier to achieve than you would expect.

Melanie Pinola  analyzed the infographic and realized that “when it comes to strengthening your relationship, studies show the most crucial factor is how you celebrate your partner’s good news. In one study, people who did this 3x a day for 1 week increased their happiness and felt less depressed afterwards”.

Please click on each image below to view the full infographic. Leave comments on how have you applied any of these tips or if you would apply them on anyone close to your heart

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Cocoa Price is going up: Will You Eat More Chocolate?

Cocoa Price is going up: Will You Eat More Chocolate?

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Valentine’s Day is today and the price of cocoa in the Ivory Coast at the opening of the market has been rising. In fact, the cocoa selling futures  prices published Thursday by the Council of coffee and cocoa, at the opening session of the sales, recorded a rise in price even more than coffee that still continued its upward trend.
 New research have recently showed that the battle for control of the cocoa market is reaching new grounds. The bean that was traded so far in dollars (in New York) and GBP (in London), will soon be in euros. For one of the two protagonists, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which already owns the US and London markets , intends to launch a third in April, still in London but with contracts denominated in the European currency through its subsidiary, ICE Futures Europe. The Atlanta-based intends to catch up – and stay ahead.
Early this year, the stock market has slightly stabilized, but the ICCO (International Cocoa Organization) sounded the alarm on 23 January. The world production of 4.365 million tons, demand in 2014 exceeded supply, so the cocoa bean stocks fell by 19 000 tonnes via le matin.
 The beginning of the campaign producers guaranteed minimum prices remain unchanged with 850 CFA francs / kg for cocoa and 650 CFA francs / kg for coffee.  Prices will continue to go up and all these middlemen can be at the cause of it all. Indeed,  futures sales and coffee released Thursday by the Council of coffee and cocoa, at the closing of the sale session, keep an uptrend. Read more via AfricaJet
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The rival Chicago CME Group, in June 2014 announced its intention to launch in Europe this year similar projects for Olam. Among the giants of the transformation of the bean, there is of course the American Cargill and the Swiss Barry Callebaut . Now There Is also the Singapore Olam Full Refocusing strategy, the Asian Group announced on December 16, the purchase of cocoa activities of the American Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), one of the historical leaders in this field.
 Transaction amount: $ 1.3 billion (1 billion euros). This concerns bean processing plants in Seven Countries (Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana), with a total capacity of 600,000 tons per year, ten warehouses, innovation oven centers.  More via Jeune Afrique 
It didn’t surprise me but many were shocked when chocolate manufacturers had announced for more than six months that the price will go up. When you think that a meteoric rise in the value of the cocoa bean which was seen only in the highest sphere of commodity specialists, far from the caddies, seemed unthinkable years ago. But the surge of cocoa is now very real for the consumer. After Lindt last summer, it is now Nestlé that took the plunge. A Cailler plate now sells 2 fr. 30 instead of 1 fr. 95, an increase of over 15%.
Information confirmed by Philippe OERTLE, head of communications at Nestlé: “The raw materials such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, hazelnuts, almonds were much appreciated in recent times, with growth of around 20% 30% or 100% depending on the quality and origin of raw materials”.
Last but not least, we all love chocolate, but what price are we willing to pay for this chocolate? I recently listened to this interview that takes a look at the future of cocoa. The expert is François Ruf economist International Cooperation Centre in Agronomic Research for Development, CIRAD. Check out the full interview here
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Enquete Reveller – The Rising of Africa

Enquete Reveller – The Rising of Africa

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The rising of Africa on the world map is becoming apparent everyday. From TV shows on the Food Network to full-on dedicated channels such as CNN Africa, MSNBC Africa, BBC Africa. Together with these new opportunities for the private sector, came the 2008 economic crash in the west that prompted foreign companies to reconsider the potential for doing business in the fast emerging economies of Africa. “When you have no growth, it forces you to look at markets that you have written off. And now you say, ‘hey, what about Africa?’” Africa’s demographics of over a billion people with a median age of around 20 years is often said to be one of the main trends that will drive economic growth in the coming years. Hakeem Belo-Osagie is a 58-year old Nigerian businessman listed by Forbes as the 40th richest man in Africa., who downplayed the role of demographics in Africa’s recent progress, saying the continent has had favourable demographics for the past 20 years. He said he finds it fascinating that two decades ago the large number of people in a country like Nigeria was described as an over-population problem, whereas today it is seen as an attractive market. Belo-Osagie noted there has never been a time in recent history that international business has been as enthusiastic about Africa. However, an “over-enthusiasm without careful analysis” does hold risks for the continent. He said foreign companies making uninformed investment decisions could lead to an “exodus” of investors from Africa if something goes badly wrong in one country. For Africa’s current growth spurt to continue, Belo-Osagie said governments need to focus on education and put in place incentives to develop infrastructure. One of the big dangers for Africa is a situation where leading business people influence government policies and decisions for the benefit of themselves and their companies. He said many businesses in Africa currently rely on government-created monopolies. Governments need to think about public interest and avoid “the transformation of the state to a playground for a group of oligarchs”.

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As Rory Cellan-Jones states, the words ‘internet’ and ‘Facebook’ are already said to be interchangeable in some places in Africa.”, writing for BBC. The African population is growing at the age of technology and adapting to the new trends from around the world. A

lthough they’re putting money aside for a rainy day, African consumers are eager to spend. A perfect example of this, is Nigeria’s rapid growth over the years that have attracted noteworthy foreign investments such as global giant Procter & Gamble’s recent US$300million in manufacturing plant and the Dubai-like Eko Atlantic City being built on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean, among other foreign investments.

Examining each African nation individually, striking differences emerged.  According to Boston Consulting Group’s (BSG’s) 2013 Africa Consumer Sentiment Survey, there has been a huge demand for durable goods. In fact, “60%-90% of consumers in each of the eight African countries visited expressed a strong desire to buy more things every year – again higher than the averages in Brazil, China, and India, and twice the percentage of consumers in developed nations”.

The future of Africa seems really promising. One of South Africa’s most celebrated entrepreneurs and founder of the well-known hair care brand, Black Like Me, which he started in 1985, Herman Mashaba, stated that “t

he only way Africa will realise its full potential is for us, as Africans, to adopt politically a democratic system, where the citizens of our countries are the ones who determine the leadership of their country, and are the ones responsible for running their country. I think we need to find a way where we do away with this one party system and dictators. I think if we want to really succeed as a continent we need to follow democratic processes”.

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Another powerful person that we consider making reveller moves is sometimes called “the Oprah of Africa”, Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu. She is a leader in the African television industry. According to How We Made it in Africa, she runs the only continent-wide television network and hosts its flagship talk show. Her mission is to shed stereotypes and portray Africa in the same way Hollywood portrays the US; as a dynamic, modern place that grapples with complex issues. She says that “The realties that you often see on television are not the only realities that exist. So it is important for us to show the world that there’s another reality. Also, it is important for us as Africans to see a more positive side of Africa rather than that that is often reported, I am sorry to say, by the western media.
To conclude this article, one thing is for certain: “Africa is on the move – economic growth is robust, foreign investment is growing and its expanding urban middle classes are creating an internal market of global scale. The continent is actively harnessing its natural resources, but Africa is not just about the commodities boom: growth in manufacturing, technology and telecoms, finance and business services, outsourcing, retailing and hospitality are all changing the face of the continent’s cities”.  

There are many African cities right now that offer valuable and concrete opportunities for growth and return on investment. How We Made It in Africa has came up with a list of ten cities that combines critical mass of commercial activity and underlying growth factors to push them to the top of the continent’s city hierarchy. The 10 African cities on the international radar are Mature: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg Emerging: Accra, Cairo, Casablanca, Lagos, Nairobi  Early Adopter: Addis Ababa, Luanda

I am really proud and fascinated by the extent to which motives for investment into Africa have matured to become more commonplace. Nowadays, we can see that more international companies are interested in Africa, and North American company and European ones, now want to join in the African rush. One thing for sure, is that Africa is filled with African companies that have tremendous talent, a great track record and a more-than-promising future.
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7 Things That Should Be On Your Resume

7 Things That Should Be On Your Resume

Your resume could be better – even with those internships and reference letters under your belt – You still do not think that your professional profile – can secure you the job of your dream.

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Not all resumes are going to be perfect. And that is okay. As someone who came out of university at the time when the recession had just began and when you’re up against someone with five or even ten years of at least semi-relevant experience, it makes the battleground even more difficult to be competing in. Competing is one thing, but winning is the ultimate prize when searching for a job. Every position matters and should be worth noting when trying to demonstrate your skills, adding all these projects, assignments and achievements you might have forgot about, are the keys to your job finding.

Here are seven rules to break in your job search starting immediately. You have nothing to lose by stepping out of the box and bringing more of your power to every stage of the job-search process.

No worries, here are 7 great examples to showcase those skills and take back this job that you wanted so bad:

1. Self Learning

Today, being able to demonstrate a certain level of expertise using project management, Adobe Suit, Open Source softwares, Filelab, Canva, SAP, Salesforce, Infusionsoft, Google Analytics, just to name a few ones can get you noticed by firms who recognize that taking up a new skill under your sleeve is remarkable, especially in this ever changing technological era we live in

2. Social Media Savviness

Knowing your way around Twitter, Facebook Linkedin, Instagram and Pinterest can be an asset for you especially if you have an active account and a respectful number of followers. It is also great to add your skills in content automation via Hootsuite, Conversocial, Spredfast, SocialBro, Edgar, Twitter Chats and LinkedIn Groups, Facebook Ads. You want to show that you have the expertise required to impress the communications or PR department that still debates whether or no the company needs a social media strategy.

3. Content Creation

Blogging is a must if you have not started yet. These days, your online resume is your portfolio. Launching a Youtube channel, showing your subject matter expertise in a podcast or a video blog. If you have been building a community of followers, use those numbers and display it on your resume. Letting your thoughts be known is an excellent demonstration of self-discipline and being outgoing. Employers will respect that as you showcase a bit of your passion and your personality. Your digital presence is key my friends.

4. Case Studies , Essays and White Papers

Have you recently headed up a research project? While taking my E-Business program at Algonquin College, I was a team leader in most of the Project Management and Advertising courses. If you write an industry relevant paper that your professor enjoyed, when you take on such role, it requires attention to detail, problem solving and analytical thinking – those three skills have always been in high demand by nearly every employer. The goal here is to show the extent of your work, so demonstrate passion when talking about a project that you did. What I learned during my stint at getting job interviews, is that most employers don’t only want to know what you did, they want the gritty nitty on the reason why you did it.

5. Freelance Projects

Remember that project you did for the business near your campus? Or the couple of weeks you spent at that non-profit solving its biggest problem? Those mini-projects weren’t real jobs, no… but they were real experience. List every relevant project you’ve ever taken on. Display the impact you had on the organization you served (quantify!). Show your entrepreneurial spirit! And you’ll catch the attention of a hiring manager looking for someone not afraid to take on a project alone.

 6. Industry Relevant Competitions

When speaking of not being afraid to stick your neck out for what you want, I mean participating in relevant competitions – online job boards, through various online communities, industry associations, the local chamber of commerce, and your fraternity or sorority – are a great way to punch up your resume. Although a bonus (instant credibility), winning isn’t necessary!

Just show that you have competed for the third consecutive time at the regional business plan competition, for example, and entrepreneurial minded employers will be impressed. These organizations also make for great networking and keyword elements on your resume. An employer might say, “You were in the Alpha Kappa Psi CASE competitions? So was I!” And, just like that, a relationship has started – and an advantage gained.

7. Anything Leadership

That person with the three to five years of experience on their resume… have they attended your industries’ annual convention this year? Last year? Ever? Probably not, but perhaps you did – giving you another advantage over the competition. While you were out there listening to Seth Godin, Dan Pink and Matt Cutts, your competition was watching Wheel of Fortune in their pyjamas. Who would you hire?Being involved in positive organizations such as on-campus clubs, volunteer assignments, part-time retail jobs, heading up a fund-raiser or a committee, campus ambassadorships, is great to show that you are willing to put community before themselves. Actions that you have done  and find memorable, life changing. Essentially, anything that shows you were leading from out front must go on your resume. We all have levels of knowledge/expertise that we want. Again, be sure to show your impact; don’t just say you are a lifelong learner, show your impact and talk about what you learned.

Bonus:

Reverse Mentorship

All that social media and blogging experience you’ve obtained. Have you ever thought about putting it to good use? Ever walk a CEO through a Social Media workshop, presentation , or a Twitter chat? Or set up a WordPress blog for a solopreneur? Maybe helped get a Mom and Pop shop’s books in order, then show them how to run Quickbooks? Each of these instances of reverse mentorship shows you are willing to give back and teach across generational boundaries – a fine, and marketable, skill in today’s workforce.

Remove THIS from Your Resume

When you’re all done with the newest version of resume – when you’ve added all your relevant accomplishments – you’re going to take one more step guaranteed to help you compete better…

Unless you are going into a field where these things still matter (medical, engineering, law, etc.), you are going to get rid of everything that makes you look like a current or recent student. Everything!

GPA, relevant coursework, expected graduation dates – all of it. Why? Because no one hires students. They hire capable, work-ready young professionals prepared to help them achieve their goals and solve their problems. On your resume and LinkedIn profile: Don’t be a student.

How does your resume look now? More professional? More complete? Perhaps less… lacking?

READY. REVEL. GO

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Infographics: The Best Ab Exercises to Complete Your Routine

Infographics: The Best Ab Exercises to Complete Your Routine

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Staying healthy is critical to live longer and feel better both mentally and physically. The truth is that each of us is different. You have individuals who can get abs from solely working the belly to exhaustion while you have some others who can get their abs to pop without a single sit up. Abdominals, a set collectively known as the core, includes the many interconnected muscles that run up the back and stretch down to the butt and the front and inner thighs. Check out this collection of infographics and links that I compiled below for your abdominals goals. Simple challenge: burn fat and build muscles Revellers! Summer is around the corner if you want to make your roommate/ex or your colleagues jealous during those vacations, these are the only exercises that you’ll need.

P.S: I have added a To do List so that you cam track all your activities and see your progress.

 

 

The 30 best Abs Exercises of All Time via Men Fitness

 

The Top 10 Ab Exercises for the lady Reveller in You via Fitness Magazine

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Hipstory by Amit Shimoni

Hipstory by Amit Shimoni

Amit Shimoni is an artist who decided to take on world leaders and re-imagine them as modern hipsters. The results are quite good and we must say that we were impressed at the Revellers HQ. According to Design Boom, “designer amit shimoni illustrates a union of the two by pairing painted portraits of famous world leaders with the outfits and hairstyles of today’s youth. In the ‘hipstory’ series, che guevara sports a colorful beanie, layered flannel shirts and american spirit tabacco in his pocket; john f kennedy dons a nose ring, chains and t-shirt, seemingly bearing a black and white picture of marilyn monroe; mahatma gandhi’s peaceful personality is reflected in a tie-dye top and 60s-style shades”.

Peep the series below and check out Design boom for more

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RVLLR Story: The Magic Bank Account

RVLLR Story: The Magic Bank Account

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THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT
THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN.
IT WAS FOUND IN THE WALLET OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT,
ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982

The Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a
contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in
your private account for your use. However, this prize
has rules:
The set of rules:
1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day
would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other
account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your
account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any
time it can say,“Game Over!”. It can close the account
and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love
and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because
you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?You would try to spend every penny, and use it all,
because you knew it would be replenished in the morning,
right?
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL …
Shocked ??? YES!
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just
can’t seem to see it.

The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds
as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time
is Not credited to us.
3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank
can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same
amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy
every second of your life, because time races by so much
quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and
enjoy life!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start
“spending”….
“DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…!”
SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET THE PRIVILEGE!
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RVLLRS Best of Web Series

RVLLRS Best of Web Series

Welcome to the Best of Web Series: my weekly roundup of the latest social media news, controversies, and new features. This week, learn How to Write a Cover Letter, Pretend that You are fired today and learn tips on what to do. Discover GoldBely, six money mistakes rich People don’t Make and How Your personal website can land you your next job.  Stay tuned each week to find out what’s hot in the social media, health and tech world

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WORK HARD

How to Write a Cover Letter – 31  Tips You Need to Know via TheMuse
Best Job Search Advice I ever Received: Pretend that You are fired today via CareerAttraction 
We Love GoldBely: The Startup that Delivers Great Fresh products to your door via TechCrunch 
How  My Personal Website Helped me Land my Dream Job via TheMuse
Six stretches for people who sit at desks here

LIVE SMART

How to grow your Instagram followers via RazorSocial
Three Ways to Earn Investment Income via Forbes
 
Six Money Mistakes Rich People don’t Make via TheMuse
Why Startups are a good Place to gain valuable work experience via Madeitin Africa 
How to Build a Brand: From Nurture to Engagement via MadeitinAfrica

PLAY OFTEN

BoF sits down with MCM’s Sung-Joo Kim to talk about wooing the Chinese customer, building the brand beyond its logo and going West here

Seven Things Every Guy Can do to be perfect for her via EliteDaily

Three Amazing Tricks to Help You Remember the Little Details. via TheMuse

Ten Reasons Why Long Distance Relationships Fail via Complex

New Tools To Discover: 
Cartodb.com: The simplest data import on the web allows you to create visualizations in seconds. This app allows you make sense of your location data and power your business.
Exploreb2b.com: Network within specific industries and target experts who will advance your business. Efficiently expand your professional reach and learn about new solutions through dialogue with potential collaborators.
Angel.co: Stop digging through an inbox full of résumés. Connect with high quality candidates in one click with this app

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RVLLRS Best of Web Series

RVLLRS Best of Web Series

New week AND new goals! Yes , it is that time again to revel . Do what you love and do it with passion. Dont work too hard, work to be remembered ! When you are a creative person it can be in everything you do it’s part of you..

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: How the Video is Eating the World here

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Linkedin is Briliant for Small Business Marketing via SMT

INFOGRAPHIC: The Best Words to use for Facebook, Twitter and Blog Titles via SociallyStacked

Linkedin Apps you should be using but are not via Lifehack 

How to Use Generated Content to Boost Sales via MarketingLand

 

LIVE SMART 

10 Free Courses for Professionals You Can Take Online via lifehack 
28 Stealworthy  Tips from the Most Productive People on the planet here
Check out 22 Free (or cheap!) Things To Do When Payday is Far Away via YesandYes
Can Money Buy You Happiness? Here is what Science had to say via NYT 
10 Amazing and Delicious Recipes Using only Vegetables via lifehack 

 

PLAY OFTEN

These Nick Kroll videos will put a Smile on your face this morning http://www.nickkroll.com/videos
30 Day Lunge Challenge via Active 
Check out some easy ways to save money on your wedding via MoneyUnder30
A  New Revolution for the Hijab via Instagram via NYTimes 
Exercise and Feel Better than Ever with this infographic via Happify 

 What articles did you enjoy the most? What would you like us to post more?

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RVLLR du Jour: Zee Bashua, Publisher, Researcher and Digital Brand Ambassador

RVLLR du Jour: Zee Bashua, Publisher, Researcher and Digital Brand Ambassador

New year, same attitude, sky is the limit. A few years ago I decided to start my own consulting company with the essence to build aesthetically beautiful products that will stand the test of time. I have worked as an art director, marketer and strategist, editor, designer, trainer, salesperson, publisher and curator, for local brands and galleries, both independently, and through my boutique creative agency SOR or Society of Revellers. Early in my career, I have worked with 116 Pairs of Shoes, the digital delivery section of Basketball Buzz, the biggest Canadian media related to Canadian Basketball content in the country. I also collaborated with Jewne Johnson with the launch of Art Child, a non profit organization promoting children empowerment through culture and the Arts. Currently, I am involved with Maison King de la Cote, a luxury brand agency launching in the near future in Africa while overseeing many projects in the Canadian ground.

The artistic vision behind the brand, stands behind the fact that the company, always wants to stay true to its roots: a Reveller always stay real, approachable, in touch with everybody. The Society of Revellers name and logo is a meaningful and poetic reminiscence of my native Cote dIvoire. Un Sapeur is easily recognizable in West Africa and it has been my mission to make it possible in North America.

Our clients have mostly been in the small and medium sized businesses here in Canada. We have worked for Empire Limousine Services, Guys of All Trades Maintenance, Back Up Designated Drivers, and HeatBusters (Canada). I have worn many hats in my career and have the unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate complex challenges. My main role has been to maintain client liaison, developing media strategies for the transportation industry. Another aspect of my role consist of serving as media escort, photo escort , door manager, as well as managing the Junior staff.

Coordinating multiple clients with a small team can be a daunting task. However, my inner motivation to always excel , helped me conducting excellent media analysis and client reporting. As a publisher, I help drafting press releases, pitch letters and client interviews as well as organizing media trips and client press appointments. Understanding means fewer missteps, and missteps cost a fortune.

SOR Web Agency uses a powerful blend of traditional publicity, digital media outreach, strategic partnership and influencer mind. We don’t care who gets the credit. We just want to win, as actual experience has taught me that lots of people have big ideas. Execution is what matters, and at SOR, we do execution

Revellers love making new professional acquaintances. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to talk technology, business or Football (soccer) .

Sleep light and dream big

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5 Supplements That will Get you smarter

 5 Supplements That will Get you smarter

I believe that one day we will all be super intelligent with all the future robotic technology existing . Unfortunately we are not there yet and there is still ways to succeed. I have had conversations in the past with many friends in various industries and asked them what they believed , would be supplements that would boost cognitive power. You know, if you want to imporive your learning abilities, mood, mental clarity, your memory. Here are the five supplements that came up the most.

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1. Asian ginseng, lets not forget, have been used in Chinese medicine forever. This supplement is literally good for every part of your body. “Asian ginseng is a gnarled root that looks like a human body with stringy shoots for arms and legs. Long ago, herbalists thought that because of the way ginseng looks it could treat many problems, from fatigue and stress to asthma and cancer. In traditional Chinese medicine, ginseng was often combined with other herbs. It was often used to bring long life, strength, and wisdom to those who took it”.

2. Dark chocolate — Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits. While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat. However, it is particularly or more accurately the cocoas found in chocolate — contain flavanols, a phytochemical that has cognitive enhancing effects (your mood and your heart can be impacted positively by your chocolate consumption). It has also been more available , especially as being such a treat to eat

3. Creatine, a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in animals, has became very popular in recent years. More specifically, creatine supplementation has been proven to also benefit the memory. The next time you find yourself walking back to the car to retrieve your forgotten shopping list, consider purchasing a creatine supplement at one of the mall’s sports nutrition stores. — and not just because it boosts muscle power (which it does by helping to supply energy to cells in the body and assisting in the growth of muscle fibres). Physiological benefits aside, creatine has also been shown to improve memory and attention span.

4. Omega-3 fatty acids  are known to be a compound that’s found in fish oil (which can be consumed directly via fish oil pills), grass-fed livestock, walnuts, flaxseed, and beans.  This supplement have been very popular in recent years and have been considered a great brain food by many scientists. Many people use it for their diets and is increasingly more recognized in our diets.

5. Caffeine is not considered as a powerful cognitive enhancer. In fact, studies show that when consumed in conjunction with L-theanine,  may help relieve stress by inducing a relaxing effect without drowsiness and may also possess immunologic attributes. Theanine may also have effects on the cardiovascular system and play a preventative role in cancer; however, limited clinical information is available to support these claims. These two combined, do in fact create more long-lasting and beneficial effects, including a boost to working memory, rapid visual information processing, and especially attention switching (i.e. reduced distractibility).

 

Sources: 

Asian ginseng | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/asian-ginseng#ixzz3K7PX6Psz
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RVLLRS Best of Web Series

RVLLRS Best of Web Series

Another week, back on the grind. Staying true to your goals will only make you more loyal to it and your ideals. Check out your fave news on Linkedin , tips from highly successfully people, six ways to be seen as a leader, the perfect office plant for you and the Ten Commandments of a Cluterfree life. Bonne semaine Revellers!

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WORK HARD

This is what you should be doing on Linkedin every month, week and day via DailyMuse
.UBER is REALLY doing a global take over: the service launches in South Africa and Nigeria #business #Africa #uber here
Twenty Things highly Successful people should do in their 20s via Lifehack 
Twelve Almost Effortless ways to pick up new skills when you’re busy via Lifehack 
Six Ways to be Seen as a Leader in the next 30 seconds via the Muse
LIVE SMART 
The Best Way of Picking the Perfect Office plant via Visual.ly
The Ten Commandments of a Cluterfree life via Apartment Therapy
You can have an easy life or an awesome one: choose wisely via 99u
How to Make the Most of a mentor and get ahead in your life via Lifehacker
50 Job Search secrets straight from the mouths of hiring managers via DailyMuse
 

PLAY OFTEN 

Here are 30 recipes where bourbon and the like play a major supporting role and add plenty of deliciously complex flavor here
Great Tips for hosting a wine tasting party for all via The Kitchn
10 Magic Words that can get you a Higher salary via The Muse
Meet Tokyo’s Finest via Mr Porter
Tough times don’t last, Tough people do via Made it in Africa
Five lines that will keep a conversation going via DailyMuse
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Revellers Story : For the lady reveller who needs a good laugh

Revellers Story : For the lady reveller who needs a good laugh

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I  was told this story by a good friend of mine. Amani and I wanted to share  this with our lady revellers. When told this story, my friend mentioned to me that the morale was that hopefully some ungrateful men will learn from this.

A married couple in their early 60s are celebrating their
40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic
little restaurant.

Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, ‘For being such an exemplary married
couple and for being loving to each other for
all this time, I will grant you each a wish.’

The wife answered, ‘Oh, I want to travel around the world
with my darling husband.’

The fairy waved her magic wand and – poof! – two
tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in her hands.

The husband thought for a moment:
‘Well, this is all very romantic, but an
opportunity like this will never come again. I’m
sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30
years younger than me.’

The wife, and the fairy, were deeply disappointed,
but a wish is a wish.!

So the fairy waved her magic wand and
poof!…

The husband became 92 years old.

The moral of this story:
Men who are ungrateful should
remember fairies are female……

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RVLLRS Best of Web Series

RVLLRS Best of Web Series 

We are back for another edition of Best of Web Series edition. Learn social media management strategies, five TED talks to watch before your next interview, inspirational quotes to make you feel better about not getting anything done, the funniest sports memes, and seven pieces of wisdom that will change the way you work

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1. Check out 5 TED Talks to watch before your next Interview via Daily Muse

2. These 10 Inspirational Quotes Will Make you Feel Better About Not Getting Anything done Today via medium 

3. The Funniest Sports Memes of the Week via Complex These are the Three Magic Phrases all Interviewer wants to hear via Daily Muse

4. Seven Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work via 99U

5. Foods We Love: Five lunchtime soups that Will Make your warm and your coworkers jealous via The muse

6. Not everyone can do this, but there are some neat tricks out there to beat a Hangover in case you gotta work the next day. Peep game via the Greatist

7. FASHION: Check out how Kitsune Cultivated Loyal Fanbase through Music via BoF

8. Video: Skype Launches New Video Messaging App Skype Qik: “A new video messaging app that gives you a totally effortless way to capture the moment, share laughs, and chat with groups of friends.”

9. These 11 Life lessons that College Wont teach You via lifehack  
10. The art of networking changes every time a new Snapchat is born. Meet the Superconnectors via Fast Company 

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RVLLRS Best of Web Series Week 2 November

RVLLRS Best of Web Series Week 2 November

Welcome to our Revellers weekly edition of what’s really good in social media, fashion and technology news, our Best of Web series.  We want to help you stay up to date with social media, and marketing techniques,  here are the news that caught our attention.  What’s New This Week? the best TV shows on Twitter,  Incredible Productivity advice from the top 21 Youngest Entrepreneurs

RVLLR Mots du Jour: 
To paraphrase a line from Molière’s L’Avare, “one should dress to live, not live to dress.”
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1. Subway had one of the cleverest ad campaigns we’ve seen in a long time here via MediaPost
2. The Best Shows on TV according to Twitter via Details 
3. This 3 Week plan to Better Yourself via lifehack 
4. The 10 Rules of Successful Exercise via Marksdailyapple
5. Twenty One Websites that Will Make you Smarter in Every Way Here
6. Check out the Best Celebrity Mustaches for Movember via Details 
7. Take a Picture…It will last Longer via Livefyre
8. Incredible Productivity advice from the top 21 Youngest Entrepreneurs via Lifehack
9. The Ten Important Skills So Many Young Adults are Losing via Lifehack 
 
10. Google Releases set of Free Fonts that you will enjoy. Please download them quickly here 
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TSU Series III: Why Social Media Giants May Be in Trouble

TSU Series III: Why Social Media Giants May Be in Trouble

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When you think about it many social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, the users have been helping these companies and their shareholders make a great deal of money with almost no money going back to the user. We have been okay with this ideas as it has been the nor m in this new digital age, and the idea that Tsu could change the way we use these social media platforms is, needless to say, revolutionary .

Launched on October 21st, Tsu is the first social network that is opening up its bank to share 90% of the revenue generated with it’s users. Some have been saying that the Social Media giants may be in trouble! The proof is, as of today, even one of the top social media website for insights, their page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience and the website is deleting their Facebook account.

TSU works on an invite -only basis. The way it works goes like this: “That 50% of profits propagates in a series of infinite thirds up a ‘family tree’ of users that begin with the original content owner. The person who invited him is the parent, and they get a third. The person who invited that person is a ‘grandparent’ and received a third of that third. So it’s like one giant pay-it-forward platform.”

WHAT TO DO NEXT? 

The redistribution of the sale revenue directly to its source, the users, is the reason why social media giants may be in trouble. What you can do is to invite all your friends, make it a mission to introduce Tsu to a new friend every day for 30 days. Tsu will only grow to the level that we choose to make it. Take back the ownership of your social content NOW

Sounds RVLLR, right? CLICK HERE if you want to join this social media revolution and be sure to join us on Tsu 

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TSU Series II: How to Make Money on Tsu

TSU Series II: How to Make Money on Tsu

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According to Tsu’s founder, Sebastian Sobczak:

“Established social networks have built amazing business models prospering on the total monetization of free user-generated content. Why should anyone commercially benefit from someone else’s image, likeness and work giving no financial return to the owner? The markets we participate in are enormous, growing and can materially compensate each user — we’re simply and uniquely rewarding the users who are doing all the work. This is the way the world should work.”

Can YOU Really Make money on Tsu? I was skeptical at first TOO.

In the second instalment of our TSU Series, we take a look at why TSU is so appealing to all content creators. Let’s face it, Facebook, Twitter, and their investors have been profiting from content generated by us. Unfortunately, there is one problem: the user himself does not see any money, while the social network gets all the money from targeted ad. Essentially, TSU gives you the ultimate motive to be happy doing something that you are already doing on a day to day basis.

Some people reading this might think that this is another networking scam. The truth is that you have been using Facebook for years and have not got any cents from the platform on your personal profile. Your content have made social media moguls like Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Dick Costolo (Twitter), super rich. With TSU, I can tell you that 1) there is no money to join 2) royalties and revenue are shared to the users. With other social networks, every time you posted something on their platform, ad revenue trickled right into their bank accounts. On the other hand, TSU gives 90% of all generated revenue back to its users , and keeps only 10% for themselves.

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You make money two ways:

1. You earn half of your own content, that you created.

2. The other half of your earning, comes from content of those you’ve referred the platform to.

The platform is Invite Only so you can go to your settings page and get your unique short code to be used to invite friends (basically your profile page url). Once you click on your family tree, you can see everyone that you have referred to the link . Your earnings can be cashed out once you have hit a certain threshold, or also process peer-to-peer transactions.

Conclusion

All you have to do on TSU, is exactly what you are already doing . We are looking forward for you Revellers to join us on this exciting journey and want you to experience it first hand. The potential for growth is very realistic and the promise that this platform can one day overtake Facebook , is real. Yet, we still all have to wait and see.

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Tsu Series I: Three Best Reasons to Join TSU

Tsu Series I: Three Best Reasons to Join TSU

Until now, most social networks have been making profits off your back  (me, you, the users) – but it seems that it is all about to change as a new company wants you to start making money from the social network you choose to use.

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Remember the times when you felt that you were wasting too much time on social media ? It seems like a bad idea until TSU came into the picture. The new platform offers you a way to make money from social media. 

For those who don’t know yet, “Tsu” (pronounced “sue”), work the same way as existing social media site that you are familiar with: Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, or Twitter : the difference is that Tsu vows to redirect profits to the content creators- Thats YOU!

I want to break down what special about TSU. The fact that it is a new social media network with a promising ideal is what makes it more remarkable. I have been using the tool for about a week now and I am impressed with the ease of use of TSU.

The color hues and the community on there, are just great. If you thinking about joining the platform, you should already be on it as you are reading this. Why?  You are probably already doing the same thing anyways but not on TSU. The reality is, TSU seems to offers more from the beginning. Also I have heard some people already complaining that they do not want to be recruited or spammed.  Let me tell you something: this is not about recruiting. You talk and make connections with people to grow your business. Whether you love doing on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram, you can do it on Tsu too.

Lets take a look at these three reasons why TSU is so appealing:

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1. The analytics section is very clear (so far)

TSU has done what no other social media network has done for their user: giving you full access to your traffic analytics and data that, as a regular user, you would never imagined. You find out what are your most popular posts and the least popular

posts so that you can craft your content in the best way possible. The only way you could have accessed to this information previously, is by having a business page on one of your preferred social network, for branding and marketing purposes. With

TSU, a regular active content creator can view all his analytics, craft a campaign and earn or money the way you choose to.

2. The ability to edit images is comparably unmatched (for now)

Many platforms do not offer you photo – editing abilities (unless you are on Instagram or Google +).  The clever thing about TSU, has been the association with the giant Aviary to build an incredibly internal photo editing tool. Aviary is a powerful photo editor created to make a quick and easy way to edit your photos on the go with no fuss. Tsu has made sure to include all the tools you need, in a super intuitive interface so you can get right to editing.

3. The revenue making is tangible and explained in a way to make it profitable to the users

The truth is we all have been using Facebook for a while.  In the meantime, Facebook has been making a lot of bread by charging money to its advertisers so that these companies can show their advertising content to its users. TSU has something else in mind: you deserve to be compensated for all the blood, sweat and tears (time + good content ) putting all that content and spending all this time in social media , should bring you some revenues and TSU wants to facilitate it.

The idea behind TSU is that the newly created social network promises to give share 90% of its revenue with its users. The concept is simple: when you write an update, share a photo, or visit a friend’s profile, cash could be earned doing what you are doing already on the regular. The real question is: How much could someone actually earn? According to their figures, there has been promising optimistic figures going as far as  could it $23.3 per day to start. You are not going to be  a millionaire overnight but you can generate income from content you are already posting and sharing anyways.

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Which part of this article do you find the most interesting? Please let me know in the comments section
By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter: @drZeeTips

 

 

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SOR : Stylish Over Regularity

 SOR : Stylish Over Regularity

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 Society Of Revellers caters to entrepreneurs, artists, as well as small and medium size businesses worldwide. We have various acronyms for our different entities. SOR aka Source of References for our link sharing and content curating section.  SOR offers much insight through our blog, Facebook and twitter account on social media marketing, advertising, marketing campaigns, product placement and e-commerce strategies. Here at SOR or Sons of the Revolution, our focus is also to build a scalable personal styling service that we combine with verified, proven analytics with human stylists from various parts of the world. Each of our client is paired with a personal stylist. This person then receives clothing recommendations online from our stylist. We pride ourselves in maintaining top quality in all of the styling that we do, and highly value developing the styling experience from a user’s perspective.

The Tips that we provide focus on these main elements below:

Content Curation & discovery – Brand Reputation – Fashion -Tech – Design – E- Commerce – Gastronomy – Translation – Finance

 Our advice to all our friends and partners: 

Do what you do and do it well. Forget about the notion of a well thought out 5-year plan. The world is not the same way that it was  years ago. We live in an information age and everything is processed and consumed a lot faster than ever before. Don’t reduce your number of potential career paths from infinity to one. To fully succeed in your preferred realm of  knowledge, you must nurture those qualities you have that sets you apart and makes you unique — call it your super reveller power.

A Reveller is not afraid to constantly challenge the boundaries or obstacles that he faces, because disrupting the course of the society and redefining what’s possible is our very own DNA.

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REVELLERS Best of Web Series

REVELLERS Best of Web Series

So much to read, so much to watch, so much to listen to. Stop what you are doing right now and check out our round up of the revellers Best of Web Series in relation to the best fashion and style links. Stay ahead of the rest and avoid making rookie mistakes to stay on top of your craft, no matter what it is. The web has become increasingly visual and having the right tools handy will make you unstoppable

 

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Tinker Hatfield recalls the time Kanye West sent him an interesting email. Peep it here

Luxury African Okapi, Accessory Line,  Helps Africa Reap the Benefits of Fashion via NYTimes

Italian Photographer Sandro Giordoan Stages Epic Faceplants for an Instagram Photo Serie. See the Caribs for more

 

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These Nine Surprising Places Where a Reveller can Find a Date no Problemo via Details 

 

Why Dating a Hypebeast Can Be Detrimental to your relationship and Your Sanity via Complexmag

 

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Caviar offers companies and teams simple catering and group ordering options. No minimum or maximum size requirements via Caviar

 

Brands We Love : Etnia Barcelona Wild Love in Africa collection via SideWalkHustle 

 

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This Infographic displays the Best Chicken Wings from around the world here 

The Best Questions to Start a Client Meeting via consulting success

 

Here is Why Luxury Counterfeits in China is getting more and more Sophisticated via FastcoDesign

 

 

LIVE SMART

How to Invest Small Amounts of money Wisely and Stay on Top here 

 

Nine Online Free Language Learning Methods you can’t miss here 

 

20 Priceless Lessons for success from business and from life to gain from via MadeItinAfrica

The behind the scenes on how the entertainment industry is tapping into social media via SlideShare

These are the 2o most creative accounts on Instagram right NOW via Lifehack 

The Best Ways to have a Fulfilling Career are the following here 

 

 

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Facebook Tips from a Reveller Jar

 Facebook Tips from a Reveller Jar

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Lets be honest. Everyone loves Facebook for one reason or another . Some loves to surf on Facebook on daily basis or randomly. However, everyone has a basic knowledge of how the platform works. The truth is , many of you are already familiar with Facebook tips on everyday stuffs like adding/deleting friends, saving posts for later viewing,  update your status, using the walls and profile, and upload photos. Also, it is worth noting that there are a lot of pages and & applications, that could be explored, hence why we compiled these links for relevant articles to maximize your Facebook savvy.

Facebook Introduces Audience Network: “A new way for advertisers to extend their campaigns beyond Facebook and into other mobile apps.”

Facebook Expands Availability of Business Manager: “A tool that lets large advertisers manage all of their ad accounts, pages, apps and permissions in one place—business.facebook.com.”

Facebook Announces Anonymous Login: “A brand-new way to log into apps without sharing any personal information from Facebook.”

Facebook Updates Page Roles: “Managers are now called admins, content creators are editors and Insights analysts are analysts. Keep in mind that only the names of these roles, not what they can do, have changed.

Facebook Messenger Improves Video and Photo Sharing: “Everything’s front and center, so it’s easier to send photos, voice messages and more.”

20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know: Check out 20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know.- Hongkiat 

5 marketing plans that you can follow or train your staff to do to achieve a higher rate of organic reach. – SocialMediopolis 

 

Remember Revellers that if you have interesting tips/tricks related to Facebook, please leave us a comment below

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REVELLERS Best of Web Series

REVELLERS Best of Web Series 

For anyone that has somehow managed to avoid the internet for a week, even if you try, I don’t think you can pull it off. I am kidding. I am sure a lot of you have the recipe. In our Revellers Best of Web Series, I love new suggestions so feel free to divulge any tips on how to pull that off in the comments section below. Anyways, I’ve got everything that you’ve missed wrapped up in this Best of Web Series from growth hacking strategies, to networking apps aim to build relationships, to the Fashion obsessed Ebay buyers to the analysis of your Facebook post frequency. What works and what does not? Revellers are you ready? Lets dive right in!

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These 10 Habits Will Actually Make You Smarter if you follow through – here

5 Ways to Find Leads and Customers on Twitter – here

Growth Hacking Strategies via Visually

Check out 14 tools to add to your social media marketing toolbox and why you should consider using them. via SME 

These are the 35 Best Personal Websites that we have Ever seen via The Muse

Discover how seven networking apps to build relationships here

Lagos: The World Capital of the Entrepreneur as everyone is selling something. Or as my driver put it, they are “chasing the money”. via @MadeitinAfrica

We still LOVE Ebay: for many fashion insiders, it’s the unpolished and uncurated eBay that continues to make fashion hearts beat faster. via @BoF 

Facebook Post Frequency: How to Find Out What Works. Read more here

Take a Look at Africa’s local dynamos: Five companies changing the rules of business  via @MadeitinAfrica

 

 

 

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10 Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

10 Quotes to Boost Your Confidence

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Lets be honest, it is true that the world we live in these days is full of  individuals who can be super confident behind their keyboards and seriously lack of self-confidence in their day to day interaction with others in the real world.  You can blame it on a lot of stuff: internet, media, photo shop , single families, as  Mandy Burstein said in in MindBodyGreen–” the sad truth is that we live in a culture where low self-esteem is the norm”.  Revellers believed that when you love yourself more then things simply become lighter and easier to handle. Check out 10 quotes designed to boost your confidence, knowledge of  your self esteem and self love in more ways than you thoughts.

 

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10 Tips to Get More Twitter Followers

10 Tips to Get More Twitter Followers

Twitter is certainly a force to reckon and have helped drive sales for many businesses. We have tested many twitter strategies over the years. As part of its earnings statement yesterday, Twitter said its number of monthly average users grew to 271 million — up 24 percent year-over-year. (That, coupled with a 129 percent increase in revenue, drove Twitter’s stock up about 30 percent in after-hours trading.) The truth is, everyone wants to get a huge amount of followers. What do you need to do to get these would you do to get these new followers? Why do you want these followers? Check out these 10 awesome tips to get more twitter followers

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1. Make lists of your twitter followers. the goal here is to keep them private or public starting by the most influential. This list allows you to attempt interaction with these people . Persistence is key to getting noticed on twitter

2. Headlines of links we love are easy to publish. However, you better off tweet a photo about an important event in your life. Also, if you read or come across a helpful article, don’t hesitate to share and tweet that, too.

3. Monitor the key words of your industry so that you can find these words in tweets from the main people that are relevant to your industry.  Tools like SocialBro or ManangeFitter are great to search fro keywords within certain people’s bios before you follow them.

4. The @ symbol marks the beginning of a user’s Twitter handle. Here at SOR, we use @sorevellers.  You want to use this symbol whenever you want to mention someone and want them to know what your tweet is about.

5. We all agree that words and links can be great. However, in the age that we live in , you must engage your followers with creative and informative pictures and videos. Visual Content is king.

6. There are chats of all sorts at anytime and on a various range of subjects. Think about joining a Twitter chat of your own, as a great way to meet other users in your industry . Always be yourself when using Twitter.

7. Always managed to stay engaged: Follow and participate in all current trending news and topics. Your favourite show is on?  Have something to say on a political issue? Tweet about it.  Major Football, Basketball, Soccer events are on: you got it. Tweet about it

8. Patience is truly a virtue and Twitter is no different. In fact , the more you do some retweeting, replying to and favoriting other people’s tweets, you will create engagement within your following. And, of course, remember to tweet content that’s valuable.

9. Make sure you share articles more than once . This way, you can personalize retweets in a way that get you attention from new readers or the authors himself.

10. Every blog post has a quotable sentence.  Sometimes, you might not be sure about what to add to the tweet,the simplest and easiest is to find the sentence that really stands out in your opinion and use it instead of the article’s title

 

What tip do you like the most? Which one have you tried already? Please leave us some comments

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REVELLERS Best of Web Series

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Regardless of industry, marketers across organizations – from those in PR and marketing comms, to those in marketing operations – struggle to track their spend on all marketing programs and stay on budget. This week, we have tools to help you search better, tips on getting the bets selfie ideas to generate a lot of comments and shares, classes available to learn Google Academy program. Chris Bailey reveals tips on how to improve your productivity in a podcast that I adore.  We’ve also spiced it up with the new meaning of the missionary position in your sexual habits, plus the release of the Puma Wilderness Pack II

1. Here are five sites and tools you’ve never heard of that’ll change the way you search going forward here
2. These selfie ideas will get you more likes and comments via PostPlanner 
3. This Yelp World Map Charts Hipster hotbeds in Toronto via The Star 

4. This Google Academy course will turn you into a SEO pro via Google 

5. Most people rarely think about it, which is weird, considering it’s the most common position. How do feel about the Missionary position via Details 

6. After releasing their “Wilderness Pack” upon the masses a few weeks back, PUMA again teams with UK’s own, Size?, for a second helping of the outdoors inspired concept. This time, comprised of both the Disc Blaze and Blaze Of Glory models, each variation dons a the nature-like look which brings to life a unique mix of colors and materials. via here

7. Can you See the future through the eyes of young Africans? Visualize it here

8. One of The Best Podcasts out there, by Lewis Howes: This episode is on Productivity. Click here to listen

9. Find out  four ways you can use visual content to motivate real-time interaction here 

10. These Ten Pieces of Art proves that Crayola crayons are the Best Tool Ever, via Complex Magazine here

 

Hey Revellers, we love when you leave a comment! Anonymous comments not allowed. If you want to say something you gotta be brave enough to sign your name to your words.

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The Only Personality Quiz You Will Need

The Only Personality Quiz You Will Need

You will love this personality quiz by Visual DNA.  In fact, this company  VisualDNA was started in 2008 in order to change communication between people for the better. By combining the approaches of data scientists, psychologists, creatives and engineers we have crafted new ways of understanding the human personality, allowing people to understand themselves and businesses to serve their customers better. We want to enable a web where people have control of their own data, and where the organisations who they choose to share it with can use it as constructively as possible.

VisualDNA takes it one step further and analyzes your results, explaining how the different elements combine to affect things like your outlook, composure, and resilience. In other words, actual character traits that can affect how you work—and how you can succeed. So do your self a favor, and trust us on this one : Take 10 minutes to take a quiz and be happy knowing that, at the end, you need to know yourself more and this little insight about yourself will do wonders in your daily life. Take your quizz below and leave comments about the accuracy of this experiment.

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TAKE YOUR QUIZ NOW 

 

 

Zee B – @Otowndon 

Senior Marketing Consultant – Social Media & Digital Strategist 

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10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

As mentioned by Live Bold and Bloom, “As creatures of habit, our routines are comfortable and comforting. We humans tend to resist too much excitement even while we long to live a more exciting life. Living an exciting life appears great in theory, but it’s a bit daunting when we’re faced with the possibility of actually doing something to make it exciting”

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Email checking and writing are activities that do not have to be chores. Instead they can even be fun and less painful instead of being overwhelmed and not knowing where to start or stop as well. Whether you hate it or love it, emails are here to stay and email management is critical to the success of any companies. Here at Society of Revellers, we wanted to share with you our 10 Ways to Make Emails More Fun

1. Gmelius is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera that majorly boosts your Gmail experience with everything from a cleaned-up interface (no more ads!) to the ability to block email trackers to protect your privacy. Some bloggers have even called it Gmail on steroids. Check out this tool asap.

2. This one here is one of our favourite tools to use: The appropriately named Notes For Gmail annotate emails, add sticky notes to your Inbox or folders and never forget about important things again. Note related phone calls, To-Dos, findings, etc.

3. If you are the type of person who sends or sign a lot of documents and contracts, try this tool called Hellosign for Gmail: This handy tool lets you sign documents and fill out forms without leaving your inbox—it will become your lifesaver, especially if you hate scanners, printers, and fax machines.

4. Searching to see if this email can be found later is critical when writing your text.  In fact, what would you search to find this email later on? Add words that you can remember in your email. Try this: “Letter of Character Reference from Paul with Letter of Character Reference for Work Application from Paul”

5. Sometimes, your email inbox gets flooded with emails. An essential tool to help you when you have not cleared your inbox in a while  will be the Email Game. We love this tool because it gives you about five minutes to get through as many emails as possible and rewards you with points. The competition is yourself and it focuses on tackling 10-20 emails at a time, making your inbox battle feel more bite-sized.

6. You must set just a few times each day that you’ll check your inbox. This way, you can just dedicate a specific time bracket to just do one task: clear your inbox

7. The idea here is that a lot of ‘urgent’ emails tend to resolve themselves without your assistance, as mentioned by Alexandra Franzen  Therefore, fighting the urge to automatically respond to messages is one major key to successfully declutter that inbox

8. Only focus on emails from individuals that you know instead of getting a lot of unwanted emails that you have to sort through. A great tool that we use is Boxbe, which prioritizes mail from your contacts and commercial senders you trust. You iwll also have access to a personalized “Guest List” as well as a separate “Waiting List.”

9. To decrease the time you spend emailing, try this: Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead. Check out five.sentenc.es

10. Unsubscribe from all the newsletters or at least 50% of what you are currently receiving in your inbox to reduce the clutter. A good tool to use will be Unroll.me, which we found to be the easiest way to manage your inbox— Unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions, discover new ones and organize them all in one place.

What about you Reveller? Tell us! What have been your favorite email management tips and how has it helped you?

 

About the Author:

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter:@otowndon

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Privacy and Security on Facebook

Privacy and Security on Facebook

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This infographic is a reminder of the paranoiac world we live in. The truth is , if you don’t want something to come back to you, please do not share it on social media . In fact , we all know that Facebook privacy and security will continue to be a controversial issue. So, don’t go cold turkey on Facebook. Instead,  The Best Computer Science Schools put together an infographic consolidating statistics, showing you what to do and what no to do, plus additional helpful tips.  Facebook also listens to their audience very carefully, thus a number of privacy settings have been enabled to help you exert a bit more control over your online life. do’s and don’ts, things to avoid, as well as other suggestions.

This list summarizes the Privacy and Security rules but the infographic below has way more detail, but here are the top 10 Facebook privacy no-no’s from The Best Computer Science Schools:

  1. Never use Klout and similar services.
  2. Never publicly post that you are away for an extended period of time.
  3. Never provide too much information about current whereabouts.
  4. Never publish your full home address and contact details anywhere online, including on Facebook.
  5. Avoid posting photos of your children and, if you do, don’t identify or tag them.
  6. Never use Facebook applications or other mobile apps that want to post for you.
  7. Never post or tag photos of your friends doing questionable things.
  8. Never post “insider information,” especially for publicly traded companies.
  9. Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know.
  10. Avoid using short, simple passwords.

 

Tell Us RVLLRs what you think of this infographic. Please leave us some comments about how you protect yourself online and particularly Facebook

 

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10 Apps REVELLERS Love

10 Apps REVELLERS Love

New applications come out everyday. We now have subscription-based screen sharing platforms, to intelligent job search engines,. By covering the Android apps market in the past few months, we finally took the time to filter through all the fuss to bring you  our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month. Try to use some of these apps and leave us some comments about which ones are your favourites.

 

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HipChat Introduces Video and Screen Sharing: HipChat’s one-to-one video chat and screen sharing are now available on all of their apps.

Adobe Voice:  A free app to “turn your story into a stunning animated video.”

 

 

Base: “An innovative tool that brings your mobile notifications to life.”

Twoople: An app that “makes it easy for others to chat with you.”

Jobr: “Connecting talented individuals with the job they never knew was waiting.”

Mingle: This app “was built from the ground up to make connecting with your contacts faster, easier and more enjoyable in every way!”

Visible Measures Launches Fabric: ”The market’s first demand-side platform for content marketers.”

Here are a few cool social media tools worth checking out:

Vhoto: This new app instantly finds the best photos within your videos and turns them into stills.

OptimizeMe: “Simply track your everyday life with OptimizeMe and learn how to improve it.”

PastBook: “This brand-new app allows you to privately collect photos with friends from anywhere and create, share and print photo albums in seconds.”

Glove is a useful app for picking out a wireless carrier when you move to a new city.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/android-exclusive-apps-2014-4?op=1#ixzz39Mh0YxO8

 

 

 

 

What do you think? What news inspired your social media marketing this week? Please share your comments below

 

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REVELLERS Opinion: Trust in God

Do You Have Trust in God ? 

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In this media saturated world that we live in, it is as if as humans, we are capable to trust in many things but have a hard time trusting the Lord. Speaking from my own experience, there was time where we’ll rather trust in our own abilities, and believe that everything our manager tells us about us, our finances, our doctor is our health. We even go as far as trusting an airline pilot. What About the Lord?  Not so much. In reality, when you think about it, it is easy to trust in things we can see. Surely, many of us have a strong belief in God, but to allow him to run our life?  Very few people would go as far to let the Lord be in charge like that. Others would say that it is asking a little too much. However, the secret lies within ourselves: the Holy Spirit . “Not only will he convict you of the rightness of trusting in the Lord, he’ll help you do it. It’s just too tough to do on your own.   God will make something beautiful of your life, but he needs your trust in him to do it. Are you ready? The time to start is today, right now” Read this story below to understand how valuable having God in your life can shape your future for greatness to come.

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A man just got married and was returning home with his wife. They were crossing a lake in a boat, when suddenly a great storm arose. The man was a warrior, but the woman became very much afraid because it seemed almost hopeless:

The boat was small and the storm was really huge, and any moment they were going to be drowned. But the man sat silently, calm and quiet, as if nothing was happening.

The woman was trembling and she said, “Are you not afraid ?”. This may be our last moment of life! It doesn’t seem that we will be able to reach the other shore. Only some miracle can save us; otherwise death is certain. Are you not afraid? Are you mad or something? Are you a stone or something?

The man laughed and took the sword out of its sheath. The woman was even more puzzled: What he was doing? Then he brought the naked sword close to the woman’s neck, so close that just a small gap was there, it was almost touching her neck.

He said,” Are you afraid ?” She started to laugh and said,” Why should I be afraid ?,If the sword is in your hands, why I should be afraid? I know you love me.

” He put the sword back and said, “This is my answer”. I know God Loves me, and the storm is in His hands.

SO WHATSOEVER IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS GOING TO BE GOOD. If we survive, good; if we don’t survive, good, because everything is in His hands and He cannot do anything wrong.

Moral: Develop Trust. This is the trust which one needs to imbibe. and which is capable of transforming your whole life. Any less won’t do!

 

Allah said in the Qur’an :

Quran 3:160 “If God succours you, none can ever overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who could succour you thereafter? In God, then, let the believers place their trust!”

Quran 4:132  “And unto God belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth; and none is as worthy of trust as God.”

Quran 5:11 “O you who have attained to faith! Remember the blessings which God bestowed upon you when [hostile] people were about to lay hands on you and He stayed their hands from you. Remain, then, conscious of God: and in God let the believers place their trust”

Quran 3:159 “And it was by God’s grace that thou [O Prophet] didst deal gently with thy followers: for if thou hadst been harsh and hard of heart, they would indeed have broken away from thee. Pardon them, then, and pray that they be forgiven. And take counsel with them in all matters of public concern; then, when thou hast decided upon a course of action, place thy trust in God: for, verily, God loves those who place their trust in Him.”

Barka Juma’at and a happy weekend !

Last line :

“‘Those who crave riches seek them only in order to drive the fear of poverty out of their spirits; others seek for glory to free themselves from the fear of being scorned; some seek sensual delights to escape the pain of privations; some seek knowledge to cast out the uncertainty of ignorance; others delight in hearing news and conversation because they seek by these means to dispel the sorrow of solitude and isolation. In brief, man eats, drinks, marries, watches, plays, lives under a roof, rides, walks, or remains still with the sole aim of driving out their contraries and, in general, all other anxieties. Yet each of these actions is in turn an inescapable hotbed of new anxieties.’ Salah al-Din

 

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SOR Sounds: Back to School Musique

 SOR Sounds: Back to School Musique

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Brand New Music for you Revellers, cause music is the rhythm of life. Groovy, funky, eclectic, w. SOR hopes to introduce you to all your new favourite sound, from various artistsThe  SOR Sounds brings together 12 songs, a warm, melancholic and Spontaneous collection of groovy, funky, electronic sounds. Songs like MY FAULT’ features the emotional, soul drenched vocals and lyrics of Berlin based singer HRRSN, that heart wrenchingly reflect the deep regrets and inner conflicts of a failed relationship. The emotive vocals are fused with penetrating synths and heavy beats to create the perfect contrast against the vulnerability that’s inherent in his words. Don’t worry, we covered every spectrum so that you can get your fix. Check it out and leave us some comments below:

1. Deniz Koyu – To The Sun

 

2. Alesso – Heroes

 

3. Tchami – Promesses (feat. Kaleem Taylor)

 

4. Tito Wun – The Way U Do It (Doc Daneeka Remix)

5. Andre Crom and Thanh – These Walls (feat. Ann Saunderson)

 

6. Jaymo & Andy George – In My Way

 

7. Noir – My Fault (feat. HRRSN)

 

8. Cubicolor Got This Feeling

 

9. 16 Bit Lolitas “Deep In My Soul”

 

10. Daniel Bortz Young World

 

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter: @otowndon

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10 Revellers Sounds We Love

 10 Revellers Sounds We Love

A lot of new music, a lot of new comers, as a whole, revellers are challenging their sonic aptitudes and are in search for fresh, classic yet contemporary feel in the music they listen to. Simple music mortal lovers, want to be turned into music deities. Hip hop have changed tremendously over the years and have been reaching another peak era: where artists are starting to be more conscientious in order to be taking more serious. I discover a lot of new artists such as Cozz, Alexander Spit, King Mez, Tinashe, Flying Lotus and Lil Dicky. 10 Sounds revellers are feeling right now so it was only right to showcase them. Here is what we have in store for this first weekend of October . Always remember, don’t be shy. Leave us a comment about the artists you enjoyed. Bon Weekend and Keep it RVLLR!

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1. COZZ – Cody Macc

 

 

2. LIL DICKY feat AZADEH – Really Scared

 

 

3. ALEXANDER SPIT – Bon Voyage 

 

 

4. FLYING LOTUS feat KENDRICK LAMAR – Never Catch Me

 

 

 

5. DJ QUIK – Pet Semetary 

 

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7. MAYER HAWTHORNE feat KENDRICK LAMAR

 

8. TINASHE – Pretend 

 

9. CRYSTAL CAINES feat ASAP Ferg – White Lines 

 

 

10. JUICY J – FUTURE – ASAP Ferg – ICE 

 

 

 

 

 

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter:@otowndon

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3 Chrome Extensions To Help You Land the Job You Want

3 Chrome Extensions To Help You Land the Job You Want

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The job market is very difficult these days. A lot of todays recruiters, especially the good ones, tap into social recruiting to see how tech savvy their applicants are. More so, they take a look into the online reputation that you have been forging over the years. Great talent can be found by looking past Linkedin and use appropriate candidates for the right position. This can be challenging for many but this is when Society of Revellers comes in. We narrowed this list down to three recruiter-approved Chrome extensions to assist you with your search and land the job you want. Of course, you know the drill: be active on all your social media platforms, retweet, comment, use google ‘s+1, share everywhere relevant to your field, and generally try to build positive, two-way relationships online. If you do these activities steadily, you will enhance your social networking presence and land the job you desired, no matter where you are located at the present time.

1.  Discoverly

Discoverly is for anyone needing to network, like 1) job hunters 2) salespeople 3) recruiters 4) entrepreneurs and even 5) journalists looking for sources.  Discoverly has been one of the favourite tools for recruiters in order to increase the number of referrals from people you know, more specifically your friends and employees—The extension works great. Once you complete the installation ans restart your browser, all you have to do is to contact or potential contact on LinkedIn, and Discoverly will tell you if you have mutual Facebook friends. You can then proceed to an introduction

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2. Connectifier

Another great tool to use is Connectifier. It is quickly becoming “la poupee cherie” of the recruiters. To see why it has been on everyone’s lips, it is currently free to use. The big draw to Connectifier, is that it reveals more places where you hang out, more contact details, and links to your blog. Connectifier is a sidebar that appears in your browser to give you additional sourcing information for the best talent such as an email address, GitHub profile, or personal homepage. Press “Add To Chrome” to get started.

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3. Leaf

This extension promises you one thing: The ability to get insights about anyone, without ever leaving Twitter. Now you can instantly access precise and meaningful analytics about your followers, influencers, competitors or even yourself, directly from Twitter or Tweetdeck! Infact, Leaf enables you to get rich data on Twitter users, pretty much all the stuff that you want to know before you follow someone.  the main focus here should be growth: If someone’s follower base is growing, he or she is likely sharing and engaging well. You can now weed out the people whom you follow but are not tweeting.

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Leaf is undergoing constant growth and we are looking forward to see what additional improvements get made to the platform.

Here you have it. These three extensions will be putting your social job search in full effect and you will be able to achieve your goals.

For more tips on how to stay efficient in getting your tasks done, sign up and follow us on Facebook  and twitter to get it all under one umbrella

About the Author:

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter: @otowndon

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Society of Revellers Best of the Web Series

Best of the Web Series

 

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This is the Reveller series that keeps you updated with all the major changes in Social Media. As it becomes harder and more tricky to stay up to date with the latest in marketing, and technology, smart curation is key. Hence the reason why here at SOR, we chose the best content of the web and provide you with a deeper insight. This week, the photobomb that is more than a quick and easy prank — it has become a work of art. Also, we mention more actionable examples of the key inbound marketing elements, 9 Standout Worthy Ideas When Applying to a Job, and 5 weird Brainstorming techniques to try right away. Bonne journee Revellers!


A. 21 Cats Better at Photobombing Than You: 

Cats are often considered serious creatures, but these perfectly timed photo bombs reveal the funny side of their sneakiness via Mashable

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B. 7 Elements of a Perfectly Optimized Social Media Account (Infographic)

The infographic below is a great visual representation of exactly how you can optimize every one of your social media accounts. While there are certainly nuances to posting on each social network, these tips are the common thread across all your social media accounts. via Hubspot

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C. 9 Candidates Who Made a Major Impression on Hiring Managers:

These techniques might help you succeed in your next job search via The Muse

Keith Richards famously woke up out of sleep with the riff to “Satisfaction” in his head. We don’t recommend all of Keith’s historical methods for finding inspiration, but this sleep idea has some merit to it–just like these others.

D. 5 Weird Brainstorming Techniques to get you out of the funk via Inc

Find Your Next Great Hire on Twitter: Social media is increasingly becoming a popular tool for recruiting talent. In fact, Twitter is one of the best social networks for recruiting bright and savvy professionals via Entrepreneur 

E. Here are 9 lesser-known Facebook features that really make the site worth using:

So since Facebook hasn’t done a great job telling everyone about some of these cool hidden features, PostPlanner decided to write this blog post to show you some of these tragically under-used gems via PostPlanner

F. A New Way for you to make purchases on Twitter

“For a small percentage of U.S. users (that will grow over time), some tweets from [Twitter’s] test partners will feature a Buy button, letting you buy directly from the tweet.”

 

 

 

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter:@otowndon

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How to Think Like Today’s Successful Billionaires

 How to Think Like Today’s Successful Billionaires

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Think and Grow Rich is the theme of today’s post. The world we live in today allows us to dig deeper into our mentors and people that we want to emulate skills or knowledge from.  Nowadays, thanks to research and analysis, we can say with conviction that most billionaires share a lot of similar traits and characteristics that set them apart from the rest of the crowd.

This infographic entitled “How To Think Like Today’s Successful Billionaires” testifies of a few things that you might have imagined already but this will confirm it even more strongly. It sounds easy but very few of us in the world have mastered these abilities. They are:

1. Persistence in their way of thinking

2. Do not get bother by Negative comments

3. Constantly staying Motivated

Leave a comment and tell us what you think of this infographic

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Zee – @Otowndon

 

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6 Apps to be Insta famous – INSTAGRAM Lessons

6 Apps to be Insta famous  – INSTAGRAM Lessons

 

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Instagram is an application that have been in everybody’s mouth these days. As the influence as grown and proven all their detractors wrong. The platform is continuing to grow and is building more momentum and “engouement” from brands as advertisers are finding the platform more resourceful for marketing purposes and massive engagement from brands enthusiasts. We wanted to take a look at the applications built around the brand so that you can maximize its effectiveness. Dont be shy and leave us a comment about what you think of these apps? Have you used any of them? Let us know below

1. Printstagram :

You wanna keep your memories alive and tangible above all. After all, you live your experience. This personalized printing solutions include social network integration whereby you are able to access all your special memories that you have uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and other social platforms in order to print unique and personal gifts.

2.  Overgram:

Overgram or Over  is the app allowing you to add beautiful text and artwork to photos. It has a unique image production tool. Make sure to check it out.

3. Extragram :

Extragram takes these web apps to another level, providing a slick and easy to use interface for all of the social aspects of Instagram, along with a few (very cool) extra features like location and tag-based discovery modes, keyboard navigation, and real-time notifications.

4. Websta :

Websta is the best Instagram web viewer online (Webstagram)

5. Iconosquare

Formerly Statigram, if your brand is looking to build a scalable and effective Instagram strategy, you may just want to introduce Iconosquare to your boss. All you need to manage your Instagram account – great web viewer – terrific statistics – private messages and much more very soon

6. Followgram

Followgram is the most complete web interface to enjoy your Instagram photos. Free Stats. Sync your data and get statistics and ranking. Extended Nav. Browse photos in a stunning new way. Grow your Brand Visibility

 

Leave a comment and tell us what you think of these Instagram Apps. Have you used any of these? If yes, what was your experience like?

Like Society of Revellers on FacebookClean Content. Always Relevant

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Zee – @Otowndon

 

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How To Become a Vegetable Growing Pro with this Infographic

 How To Become a Vegetable Growing Pro with this Infographic

 

 

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This infographic came out last month and we could not wait to share it with those of you who have not seen it yet. Lets be honest here, most of us spend so much on our computers and don’t go out as much in nature as we should. One thing is for certain: we all have the general principle idea when it comes to growing vegetables: plant seed, add water and watch the vegetable grow. It comes across as a fairly easy process but in reality, lets just say that the logistics can be much more complicated. This infographic is genius as it details vegetable growing tips and showing you exactly when & where to plant your vegetable. I can tell you with confidence that you will become a vegetable growing pro in no time with this clean cheat sheet.

Here are 10 Tips You Will Learn in this Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet :

1. The timing, meaning when exactly to plant 

2. At what distance should you keep your plant seeds?

3. What needs propagating

4. How to build a greenhouse and what to put in it

5. Determine the size of  pot to plant in

6. The spacing for thin seedlings out (the gap)

7. What are the Germination and maturation times?

8. Which pests to be on the look out for

9. What kind of vegetables works best together?

10. When is a good time to harvest!?

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/a-vegetable-growing-cheat-sheet-infographic.html#ixzz39cqcHx00

 

See more at: http://visual.ly/vegetable-growing-cheat-sheet#sthash.ITsh9ymS.dpuf

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/become-vegetable-growing-pro-time-with-this-handy-cheat-sheet.html?uWhat do you think? What news inspired your social media marketing this week? Please share your comments below

 

 

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10 Quotes About Confidence to Make You Love & Accept Yourself

10 Quotes About Confidence to Make You Love & Accept Yourself

 

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We all need a boost every once in a while.I heard from a old friend that confidence is the mother of conviction. Being confident, even though there are many ways to get this, can happen if you decide to read a confidence quote from an author or a person who inspires you , or even someone you don’t know. These wise words can be of tremendous help.. Enjoy this collage of revellers quotes found for you.

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INFOGRAHIC: How to Create Perfect Posts on Social Platforms

INFOGRAHIC: How to Create Perfect Posts on Social Platforms

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This infographic is one of the clearest info graphics that we’ve come across, and tackles a topic that many people are fascinated to find out more about. As we all know, Social media marketing is continuously changing – new aspects are developing all the time – Needless to say, not every company is meant to embrace social media. But if they do, they should do it with a strategic plan and goal in mind. This infographic was made by social campaign company, My Clever Agency and is one of the most comprehensive list out there. Do yourself a favour, save it on your hard drive, Dropbox, or anywhere you can easily access when you need it.

What do you think? What news inspired your social media marketing this week? Please share your comments below

Like Society of Revellers on FacebookClean Content. Always Relevant

Follow Society of Revellers on TwitterJoin US & Revel like it was 1984

Zee – @Otowndon

 

 

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4 Simple Ways To Resolve Any Conflict like a Zen Master

4 Simple Ways To Resolve Any Conflict like a Zen Master

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When you think about it, we mostly think of a conflict as something to be feared. In fact, many of us perceive a conflict as a signal that we might have done something wrong. A s a reveller, based on research and experience, let me tell you that it is this very reason that block us from handling these situations better.

In fact, understand that conflict is essentially a form of clarification, that allows us to bring to light all the misunderstandings and hurt that we have with someone.  Please smile now, knowingly that conflict offers an opportunity for mending to take place.  We came across the concept of WOMP. Guess what? It is not  a big deal that you may not do all these steps in the right order the first time. You can give yourself as many chances to practice on your own. Just like anything that you decide to learn, a transformation will become visible little by little until one day you will smile conscious of your achievement.

So tell me, what is a conflict you dont want to deal with ? Will it make your life easier if you detach yourself from it? Let me know how you a=handled past conflict.

Try these words: “Can I talk to you briefly if you have time?”

VOMP is an acronym for a formula to help deal productively with conflict.

  • Voice your concerns/experience: “Venting includes Listening and checking the other for impact .”
  • Own your responsibility in the issue: “Here’s my contribution to the mess.”
  • eMpathize with the other person: “This is what I think/feel it’s like to be in your shoes.”
  • Plan for what will change in the future: “I want you to understand how much I love and value you. You are my partner and I am grateful that you are in my life and for everything that you do for me. What could I do differently to make that real for you?”  Negotiate what will be the plan going forward; how do to things different or not repeat them on both sides.

Zee – @Otowndon 

CAM’RON First of the Month Movie

CAM’RON First of the Month Movie

 

Cam’ron recently wanted to share the first part of the movie that comes with his “1st Of The Month” EP series.

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Recently, Cam’ron released the first instalment of his 1st Of The Month EP series, and along with it comes a 22 minute long “movie.” It’s also the first part in a series, which will apparently continue with the release of each ensuing EP.

When you first starts to watch, the movie seems to be a sort of semi fictitious depiction of Cam’s actual life, albeit with more crime, drama and thrills than usual. In the movie, JuJu, his fiancee,who is heavily featured, helps showcase Cam’ron talent, as well as samplers of his music. Let’s just say that the movie could be a little confusing at certain times, but your fave artist Killa Cam has definitely, more than enough on-camera charisma to make this well worth your time.

Cam’ron’s 1st of the Month movie Episode 1 / Ep 1 Full Movie, starring, Cam’Ron, JuJu, Cousin Bang, Sen City & More.

View this episode here

Here’s the second installment of Killa’s 1st of the Month short film series, co-starring JuJu, Couzin Bang and Suga Duga.  Stream and purchase Vol. 2 of the EP series here.

 

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Do You Know These Contradictory Proverbs ?

Do You Know These Contradictory Proverbs ?

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Dear Revellers, the following collection of contradictory proverbs are very interesting for lovers of language, linguistics, culture and tradition. We love when you leave a comment. Anonymous comments are not allowed. If you want to say something leave a comment. Every Action has an equal and an opposite reaction.  Similarly, every proverb has an equal and an opposite proverb! There always  exists two sides of the same coin.


U be the judge..

  •  All good things come to those who wait. BUT  Time and tide wait for no man.

  •  The pen is mightier than the sword. BUT  Actions speak louder than words.

  • Wise men think alike.  BUT  Fools seldom differ.

  • The best things in life are free things. BUT There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

  • Slow and steady wins the race.   BUT  Time waits for no man. Look before you leap.  BUT  Strike while the iron is hot.

  • Do it well, or not at all.  BUT  Half a loaf is better than none.

  • Birds of a feather flock together. BUT  Opposites attract.

  • Don’t cross your bridges before you come to them. BUT Forewarned is forearmed.

  • Doubt is the beginning of wisdom. BUT Faith will move mountains.

  • Great starts make great finishes. BUT It ain’t over ’till it’s over.

  • Practice makes perfect. BUT All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

  • Silence is golden. BUT The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

  • You’re never too old to learn. BUT You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

  • What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. BUT One man’s food is another man’s poison.

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder. BUT Out of sight, out of mind.

  • Too many cooks spoil the broth. BUT Many hands make light work.

  • Hold fast to the words of your ancestors.  BUT  Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them.

Zee @Otowndon 

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Revellers Sounds of the Month – 12 Songs We Currently Love

Revellers Sounds of the Month – 12 Songs We Currently Love

These are all the tracks that we are digging at the moment. The sumer is here and we have been vibing to tracks that are gonna be classic before you pick up a school book or a jacket to keep you warm. These songs can be played in a mid friday afternoon or evening with your fellow Revellers. This is your host DrZee and you must leave a comment if you are feeling these sounds playing in your ears. Keep it RVLLR!!

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Doja Cat – “So High”

Doja Cat’s “So High” first came out about a year ago,

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As described by the folks over at Pigeons and Planes, ” The Los Angeles-based singer/rapper Doja Cat has just released a trippy new video for her aptly-named track, “So High.” A hazy blend of nocturnal synths and glittering static, the song is a gateway drug for anyone needing an introduction to the up-and-coming artist.

 

 

Kranium “Nobody Has To Know” is a song from Jamaica that I just came across it recently . Big Tune!

 

 

 

 

Lach – You Are my Summer – feat Coleman Hell & Jayme

 

 

 

DL – New Day (Junior Sanchez Remix) feat. Elleah

 

 

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David Guetta – Lovers On The Sun

 

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CLMD – Wild Men (feat. Sirena)

Oliver Heldens – Koala

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Wankelmut – My Head is A Jungle (Friend Within Remix) (feat. Emma Louise)

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SOR Clients: Back Up Designated Drivers Ottawa

 SOR Clients: Back Up DD

 

Back Up DD or Designated Drivers is a company providing a Professional team of Designated Drivers service 24/7, 7 days a week helping Avoid DUI and proudly supporting MADD Canada in Ottawa. We were approached by this company to provide the poster and take care of the printing to finalize this project. After weeks of exchange with the client, we came up with a few designs that ended getting picked and is probably around the city of ottawa for your viewing pleasure. Check them out here http://backupdd.ca/

 

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REVELLERS Pack of the Month

 REVELLERS Pack of the Month

 

Welcome to our Revellers Pack where we keep up with the ever changing social media landscape. To help you stay up to date with social media marketing, applications and other useful tips to grow your online presence, and business, if you have one, here are some of the news that caught our attention this month:

 

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  • A cute way to learn the Korean alphabet in 15 minutes

  • How to recover your lost files on your cpu via Lifehack

  • Are We Normalizing Debt Instead of Preventing It? Read more here

  • Controversial or NOT? An Arab man judged too hot for Saudi Arabia due to Instagram . Read more here

  • See This old Man? Here is Why He is one of the best people on the planet via Lifehack

  • Find Out How Seoul became one of the world sharing Capitals via Forbes

  • Where Fashion is Heading? Keeping tight-lipped is the influencer’s new power move via Details 

  • Here are Ten Lessons Learned from Pixar for Success via LifeHack

  • 7 Tricks You Must Know If You Have A Camera via Youtube

  • Mesmerizing: Check out how African Luxury is being redefined in Lagos, Nigeria via WSJ

  • Now You Can Use these Six Ways to make Your Content More Visible – here

 

RVLLR Mots du jour:

We see the true measure of success on Facebook as achieving quality at scale, not just scale alone.”
— Brad Blake and Noah King

 

 

 

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Can Muslims celebrate Eid in ISLAM with the War in Gaza?

Can Muslims celebrate Eid in ISLAM with the War in Gaza?

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Many people I know are celebrating today Eid. At this time of the year, it is a particularly difficult Eid celebration as many children are losing their lives in Gaza. A sad, but true reality. However , most of friends living in Canada, Africa and in the Middle East, have chosen to celebrate in the name of Allah and are hopeful that a cease fire will be long lasting very soon. Bing in Canada gives you the opportunity to be exposed and interact many various cultured and religions. Knowing a particular religion not only brings you new perspectives in life, it also allows you to carry conversations and feel comfortable anywhere you are, as a reveller should

People belong to Muslim community from all over the world celebrate the Eid with full joy and love. Eid is the festival of togetherness or bhaichara. It is a very important and famous festival in Islamic religion. Eid reflects the love and help towards poor people and humanity.

“Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-FiṭrIPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], “festival of breaking of the fast“), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar FeastBayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).

The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. This is a day when Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity.

The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.” via Wikipedia 

So today, wish your friends and family a Happy Eid. Check out this link for some inspiration here 

BONUS: If you have some time today, I recommend watching this video by the Deen Show on Youtube covering
1. What is EId
2.Why do we celebrate Eid
3.What are the practices of Eid
4.What do we do during the day of Eid
5.Innocent Children dying in Gaza and other parts of the world
6.Keeping the momentum going all year round
7.Join us and share don’t forget to support the Dawah

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10 Important Facts You Need to Know About the World Cup 2014

Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup just ended and all the 32 qualified nations now know which country took the most coveted cup in the whole world. With so much attention and coverage, it was sometimes hard to keep up with all the actiosn and more specific details about the tournament through filtering accessible information

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We know that it can be a lot to take in, thats why we’ve decided to gather everything in one place for you to make sure you don’t miss out on a stat, fact or important date!

FACT 1:

Hosts: Brazil

South America: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay

North/Central America and Caribbean: United States, Costa Rica, Honduras and Mexico

Asia: Japan, Australia, Iran and South Korea

Africa: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria

Europe: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Croatia and France.

FACT 2:

The World Cup being held every four years usually allows a few nations to experience the event for the first time, through the natural cycle of improvement and decline of different countries. Of course, the more first-timers there are, the fewer there are left, too.

This time around, Brazil 2014 will witness just a single new nation at the finals, with Bosnia-Herzegovina ready to feature at their first major tournament.

They won the UEFA zone Group G to take their place in Brazil next year.

FACT 3:

The stadia themselves are an array of the new and old, revamped and redesigned, the inner-town and the close-to-coast.

B/R’s Christopher Atkins has put together a comprehensive stadium guide, starting with Belo Horizonte, which you can check out for further details.

In full, the list comprises the following grounds:

Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia

Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

Arena Amazonia, Manaus

Estadio das Dunas, Natal

Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre

Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Estadio Do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

Arena de Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo.

The smallest, by capacity, is Arena da Baixada, which holds around 28,000, while the Maracana will seat up to 89,000.

FACT 4:  

The 2014 World Cup will see matches take place in 12 different cities, more than any other finals on record.

From north to south, there will be games in Manaus, Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Salvador, Cuiaba, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.

Twelve cities, 12 stadiums and some very distinct and different landscapes in the surrounding areas; the World Cup in Brazil will be a showpiece in a diverse country indeed.

 FACT 5:

World Soccer Talkcombined this incredible list of World Cup Schedules, Videos and a lot more available on their site here  and below

World Cup videos

• Top 25 most exciting World Cup moments,
• Watch HBO John Oliver’s rant about FIFA and the World Cup
• Is Nike’s World Cup commercial the best soccer ad ever? Watch the video,
• Nike’s The Last Game video features Zlatan, Neymar, Ronaldo, Rooney and Tim Howard
• How World Cup 2022 was stolen from the USA
• Watch Brazil vs Italy: 1982 World Cup (The Full 90 Minutes),
• ESPN launches World Cup TV commercial starring USMNT and American Outlaws,
• Watch the top 10 World Cup commercials of all time,
• Watch BBC’s video promos for World Cup 2014,
• Listen to the official World Cup 2014 song starring rapper Pitbull,
• Watch the music video for the official World Cup 2014 song starring JLo and Pitbull
• World Cup 1990 match highlights and fond memories of Italia 90,
• Watch ESPN’s first World Cup 2014 TV commercial,
• Watch Ian Darke commentating a date in new World Cup ad,
• ESPN’s video: Every 4 Years, the world has one time zone,
• Adidas’s World Cup commercial features Leo Messi and Luis Suarez,
Read more at http://worldsoccertalk.com/worldcup/#W3GLpku6BWZopHET.99

FACT 6: 

How’s your luck?

Following reports of more than six million requests for tickets for the World Cup next summer, FIFA announced in November that around 1.1 million tickets had been allocated to fans.

A further batch of tickets will be made available for sale on December 8 after the group stage draw has been made. In total, around three million tickets will be available for purchase for the entirety of the World Cup.

Prices vary depending on whether fans are overseas or Brazilian residents and, of course, depending on the stage of the competition and demographic of the purchaser. Group stage games start at €69 for overseas buyers and €11 for local residents, as reported by Henry Jackson of Goal.com.

A seat at the World Cup final itself will set you back a minimum of €335, with the highest cost reported at a staggering €755.

FACT 7:

There are no less than eight previous winners of the FIFA World Cup set to take part in Brazil 2014.

One of those, of course, is the host nation; Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times, the last of which came in 2002.

Italy (four wins), Germany (three), Uruguay, Argentina (twice each), England, France and Spain (once each) are the others.

FACT 8:

The World Cup might only be in Brazil for the second time, but this will be the fifth time overall that it has been hosted on South American soil—and the first time since 1978.

On that occasion, Argentina won the tournament in their own country in front of their own fans.

Previous to that, Chile hosted the ’62 final, won by Brazil; Uruguay, of course, won in Brazil in 1950; and the first-ever World Cup finals, held in 1930, took place in Uruguay. The host nation also won on that occasion.

In short, no nation from outside South America has ever won the World Cup on South American soil.

Extend that into North and Central America and the same pattern emerges, with only Brazil and Argentina winning tournaments hosted in Mexico (twice) and the United States.

FACT 9:

The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa saw a total of 145 goals scored in the 64 matches. That’s an average of almost 2.3 goals in each and every game, despite a total of 43 clean sheets being kept during the tournament.

Comparisons to past World Cups show we might expect a similar, or perhaps slightly lower, number in Brazil.

In Germany 2006, there were 147 goals (2.3 per game), in Japan/Korea 2002 we saw 161 (2.5 per game) and in France ’98, an impressive 171 (2.7 per game).

The downward trend perhaps indicates the increased levels of organisation, tactical trends being nullified and the at-times slower pace of the international game.

Still, since we’re so nice, here are all 145 strikes from 2010 for you to enjoy. Let’s hope for plenty of the same quality in Brazil.

 

FACT 10: 

“All in one rhythm”—that’s the message and the slogan you can expect to see everywhere in Brazil during the tournament.

It should feature at the traditional opening and closing ceremonies, in the fan areas around the country and throughout the usual blaze of publicity and marketing material that accompanies such massive tournaments.

The slogan in Portuguese is “Juntos num so ritmo.”

Get practising.

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Thanks to the Bleacher Report for all these amazing statistics made available for us Revellers

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World Cup’s three highest paid coaches have been eliminated

World Cup’s three highest paid coaches have been eliminated

 

 

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Revellers, I thought that we will share this article as we found it to be highly interesting. 3 of the highest paid coaches are gone, some eliminated by the lowest paid coach, Mexico. This shows that there is no positive co-relation between money and performance. Yahoo Sports makes an even bigger case by showcasing these stats here. The answer probably lies in determination, players, working environment and hard work and NOT pay. This does not mean that the take home pay of Nigerian civil servants should not be increased. Please take a look at the list of The Highest-Paid Coaches At The World Cup 2014 according to Forbes Magazine

BONUS: There is joy in sharing – Take a look at this ridiculously photogenic LADY REVELLER  from this World Cup in Brazil
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Zee – @Otowndon

 

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Top 10 Apps of the Month That Are Better Than What You Are Using Right Now (June Edition)

 Top 10 Apps of the Month That Are Better Than What You Are Using Right Now

 

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1. Notifyr: “Receive iOS notifications on your Mac” from your iPhone.

2. Pictorian: “Photo storage, made quick and easy.”

Pinterest Rolls Out Refreshed Analytics: “In addition to seeing what people are Pinning from your website, you’ll also be able to see how Pins from your Pinterest profile are performing.”

3. Scoopr: Helps “you create the content you need.”

Google+ Brings Stories to App: Now “iPhone and iPad users can view, edit, and share their Stories with the Google+ app.”

4. Slidely Show: “The easiest way to create beautiful movies from your favorite photos, videos and music.”

Instagram Adds New Creative Tools: “A set of new creative tools on Instagram with the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth and more.”

Looking for something? Go Google My Business

5. Talk: Path messaging has expanded into its own app, so “it’s easier for you to use.”

This new app “offers an endless amount of amazing stories, each just a swipe away.”

6. Fuse: “Share photos and messages with your private group of friends for a fleeting moment.”

7. BeamIt: “Private messaging meets stunning photo sharing.”

8. Tipcast: “A new and fast way to show and tell the things you find and collect on your iPhone.”

9. Reelagram: “Turn your Instagram photos into classic slide reels.”

10. Hipe: This new app “contains tons of free, built-in and frequently refreshing pictures and animations grouped into categories such as memes, fun, romance, mood and other.”

11. Moment: “An iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your phone each day.”

 

FREEBIES:

Learn these  7 Easily Actionable  Tips for Instagram via Business 2 Community

Knowing the Jargon fro Content Marketing is Critical for you to know in 2014 via SocialMedia Today

Canada Announces New Anti-Spam Legislation: “If you use electronic channels to promote or market your organization, products or services, Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law may affect you.”

 

Zee Bashua

Social Media Marketing Blogger,Strategist & Speaker, Fashion Consultant

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INSPIRATION from MEN’S FASHION WEEK LONDON, PARIS, MILAN

INSPIRATION from MEN’S FASHION WEEK LONDON, PARIS, MILAN

We all knwo that the runways have always been a great source of inspiration, when attending fashion weeks. Howveer, in recent years, with the rise of social media and more specifically what has been labelled as Street Style, we can’t help but constantly looking forward to seeing how the stylish guys from around the world who attend the shows in London, Milan, and Paris put themselves together. Photos taken from WWD, Details and GQ

 

 

 

 

 

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What Happened in Social Media This Week

What Happened in Social Media This Week

The World Cup is in full effect. The quarter finals are about to begin and the World is watching with great excitement. My home country Ivory coast was eliminated by Greece through a questionable penalty kick at the  first round of matches have occurred and are concluded. However, this has been one of the most unpredictable world cup with teams like Costa Rica, Colombia, Uruguay and Algeria stepping up to the plate and creating some unexpected surprises in the tournament. 

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Lets get right into our Weekly Pack. The good folks at Socialmediopolis have recently wrote this great piece on 12 essentials to fuel your content marketing efforts. Great strategy applied. read more here

My revellers over at Fubiz covers Bleed agency that has created the identity of Aker Brygge, concept development, art direction and graphic design are combined in highly visual aesthetic. All of their scenarios, the product pictures, and prints are presented for this masculine brand. A magnificent identity to discover in photography. See more here 
If you are one of those people who only uses Twitter via a tool such as Hootsuite, you may have missed all the image-related improvements made on Twitter in recent months.  Twitter profiles have changed their look and you can now tweet images directly. In short, the site is now much more visual.  Here are 11 tips for Using Images on Twitter here
Also, SocialMediaToday released a Twitter Strategy Guide through 14 simple tips to take yoru tweeting to the next level. Read the piece here
In today’s world, Facebook is about leveraging the fans you do reach and positioning your brand so that when your customers/potential customers choose to follow you on Facebook, they also choose to actively check-in with and engage with your Page. The folks at Steamfeed put together 25 pieces of Advices needed to build an awesome Facebook page. Please set aside some time to read this piece as it goes quite in depth in the subjects through clean examples.
What would you do if you knew what strategy will make your brand successful on Instagram? Peep our analysis here 
BONUS: Check out these stunning surreal photos taken with an old film camera here
Leave us a comment here on our blog so we know that you dropped by to read it
Zee @otowndon

 

 

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What Happened in Social Media This Week (June)

What Happened in Social Media This Week (June)

 

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Your passion and persistence will make your dreams come true. It’s never too late to live your dream. Paddy has proved the point to the world in the most impressive way. What excuses are you still making for yourself?

 

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” – Audrey Hepburn

 

 

1. Wanna Think like a  BILLIONAIRE? Read this article via LifeHack here

2. Take This personality test and find out here
3.Wants You to Use Pinterest to Decorate Your Apartment here
4. Still Single? These seven Apps Will help the Bachelor in You with your endeavours here 
5. Understanding Google Analytics with Andy Crestodina here
6. Sharing Space Helps Entrepreneur Success In Africa, here
7. The Importance of Making “How To Explainer ” video can be found here
8. These are The Essential Resources You Need for your Facebook Marketing here
9. Why Will Your Business Fail Within the First Few Years here
10. Check out the Best Five Social Media Browser Extensions here
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11. Google Help outs is Exactly What You nNeed as a Business

 

Zee B – @Otowndon

Senior Marketing Consultant | Social Media & Digital Strategist | Thoughts and opinions are all mine

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Top 10 Apps of the Month That Are Better Than What You Are Using Right Now (May Edition)

 Top 10 Apps of the Month That Are Better Than What You Are Using Right Now

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Welcome to our first instalment of SOR’s Top 10 Apps of the Month That Are Better Than What You Are Using Right Now (May Edition)

This time around, we combined the latest gems that got people buzzing right now in the tech world. Remember, there are thousands of other apps out there that might fit the bill but we chose the best one for you Revellers.

Feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me a note on Twitter if you know a good app that should be featured in this series.

In the meantime, here are our 10 apps Top 10 Apps of the Month That Are Better Than What You Are Using Right Now

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1. Tapsule: “Moments that matter, captured by you and those you’re with, strung together in a modern day ‘time capsule’.” http://tapsule.me/

 

2. SketchVid: “Create videos of your drawings and share them with your friends on Instagram and Facebook.”

https://itunes.apple.com/app/sketchvid-drawing-videos-for/id791112287?mt=8

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3. Moju: “A whole new way to capture and share life’s best moments.”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moju/id866175167?ls=1&mt=8

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4. Litely: “Add gorgeous, film-inspired tones to your photos in seconds. Adjust crop, exposure, sharpness, vibrance and vignette for lovelier photos.”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/litely/id850707754?mt=8

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5. BreakFree: “A revolutionary mobile app aimed at controlling smartphone addiction and helping you maintain a healthy digital lifestyle.”

http://www.breakfree-app.com/

6. Contextly: “Build your audience via awesome content recommendations.”

 

7. Buffer Introduces Feeds: ”You can now add RSS feeds to your Buffer social profiles and share links directly from your favorite sites from right inside your Buffer dashboard.”

 

8. ReShare: This new app gives you the ability to reshare “what you like to a whole new audience of readers in a different language!”

 

9. Tunepics: “For the first time, share the true emotion of your moments by adding tunes to your pictures.”

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10. Epoxy: “Custom-tailored for Facebook and Twitter, and fine-tuned for every screen and device, Epoxy video apps are designed to keep your audience’s attention and keep them watching.”

 

BONUS App: Screenshooter: “The simplest way to organize and manage mobile screenshots.”

 

Zee B – @Otowndon

Senior Marketing Consultant | Social Media & Digital Strategist | Thoughts and opinions are all mine

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REVELLERS Pack – Early June 2014

REVELLERS Pack – Early June 2014

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Always in quest of fresh and original content, we wanted to share 10 great links to get you through the morning:

1 .Did You know that Google Is Building a Car With No Steering Wheel?  – here

2. This beer company has taken over a five-star location in Rio de Janeiro where it will hold special events for the WC2014. – here

3.  The Coolest festivals to hit up this summer, minus Tomorrow-land – here

4. Check out Eight Best Branded Instagram Videos of the Week – here

5. If you got no luck on Tinder, Check out these TEN LOCATIONS based Apps for you to find love here

6. Canada vending machines pop out marijuana – here

7. Understanding the Google Analytics Single Reporting View – here

8. Understanding Multi Device User here

9. Beardo The Movie is a documentary here

10. Looking for an Investor? check out how to prepare yourself as an Entrepreneur here

SITES WE LOVE :   Male Standard
Male Standard allows men to become the best version of themselves using men’s grooming. Whether you want to land the date, get the job, look more attractive, or gain more self confidence, grooming is an important tool that defines who you are as a man, and can strengthen your first impressions, correlating to success in all aspects of your life.
Canadian Site of the week: Sweet Suite 10

 

 

 

Zee B – @Otowndon

Senior Marketing Consultant | Social Media & Digital Strategist | Thoughts and opinions are all mine

 

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REVELLERS Pack of the Week (May Edition)

REVELLERS Pack of the Week

Every week a lot of things happens and we try to stay on top of it for our revellers. Welcome back to our weekly round up of our REVELLERS Pack , where we showcased what caught our attention the most this week 

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1.DIY X-MEN WOLVERINE fully automatic claws (This Dude Made Awesome Wolverine Claws That Could Actually End Your Life)

 

2.Lulu, the app that lets women anonymously rate dudes they’ve been out on dates with, is now letting guys check their scores and see what women have been saying about them. here

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3. Reveal Your Secret Tattoo in This Amazing Project here

4.  Denzel Washington is Fighting an Entire Russian Mob in this new trailer that will make you move on your chair here

5. LinkedIn Introduces How You Rank Feature: “You can now see where you stack up to others in your network with profile views (this feature is coming to mobile).

6. A bit scary if you ask me – Facebook Introduces New Way to Share and Discover Music, TV and Movies: “When writing a status update—if you choose to turn the feature on—you’ll have the option to use your phone’s microphone to identify what song is playing or what show or movie is on TV.”

7. Funny Every Day Objects Turned Into Art via this link here 

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8. Garance Dore is known in the blogging world, as Scott Schuman “the Sartorialist” girlfriend. here

9. There is no place on Earth like Lagos, Nigeria. See why here

10.  Why Dating a Successful Woman is Vital to your Success. here

 

Zee B – @Otowndon

Senior Marketing Consultant | Social Media & Digital Strategist | Thoughts and opinions are all mine

 

 

 

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The Top 10 Social Media News You Need to Know this Week

The Top 10 Social Media News You Need to Know this Week

Welcome to our Top 10 Social Media News, your weekly roundup of applicable and relatable links from the far corners of the Internet. Each post is curated by a member of the Revellers team. Today’s edition has been provided by Social Media & Digital Strategist   (@otowndon). Send your tips, photos, love letters, and anything else you want to info@societyofrevellers.com. Lets dive right in 

 

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1. Google overtakes Apple as the world’s most valuable brand for 2014 : Apple is going to be looking for new advocates. Lets see what happens with the recent purchase of Beats Electronics on C

2. Facebook Introduces Facebook Audience Insights: Use these insights to understand your audience better

2. Twitter Announces Mute Feature: Shut those on your timeline who takes up all of your timeline.

3. 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report here : Like every year, Social Media Examiner debriefs us on what the industry report looks like for 2014

4.How Much Water Do You Eat? Find out the exact amount in this graph here

5. Me-Commerce and the Future of Retail: Read on where you are standing here

6. The New YouTube Guide for Brands changes EVERYTHING. Read more here 

7.  Four Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor – so vital for a startup here

8. Check out Four blogging Tools to get more bloggers via SME here

9. What Google’s Panda 4.0 Update Means To You. Big changes Ahead. Read more here

10. Five Most Inspirational Bloggers In Asia [#infographic] and the Five Most Inspirational Bloggers In the World according to Squirrly.co

EXTRA: Hootsuite Game of Thrones Sequence for Social Media

 

See you next week with more tips for your social media marketing

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VIDEO-PHOTO PRESS RELEASE: Kofi Annan Launched the 2014 Africa Progress Report

VIDEO-PHOTO PRESS RELEASE: Kofi Annan Launched the 2014 Africa Progress Report

 

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ABUJA, Nigeria, May 8, 2014/ — Mr Kofi Annan, chairman of the Africa Progress Panel (http://www.africaprogresspanel.org) launched the 2014 Africa Progress Report to the media from London on Thursday the 8th May 2014. The report finds that African countries can reduce poverty and inequality by boosting agriculture, which affects two thirds of the continent’s population. Africa has the potential to feed itself and other regions too. But first plunder of Africa’s timber and fisheries must stop.

 

 

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The following copyright free Videos and Photos are distributed free of charge and can be broadcast, edited and  re-distributed to third parties:

VIDEO FOOTAGE:

Download the Script: http://www.apo-mail.org/140508Script.doc

Download the footage (part 1): http://www.apo-mail.org/APP1.mov

Download the footage (part 2): http://www.apo-mail.org/APP2.mov

Download the footage (part 3): http://www.apo-mail.org/APP3.mov

Additional broadcast material is available on request.

 

SAME VIDEO ON YOUTUBE:

YouTube video (part 1): http://youtu.be/Ct0t8IBCXJo

YouTube video (part 2): http://youtu.be/NdU23Ju4rAc

YouTube video (part 3):  http://youtu.be/foX26a3mR9M

 

PHOTOS :

Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1057 (From left to right: (1) Peter Eigen, Panel Member and Founder of Transparency International, (2) Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel and former UN Secretary General, (3) Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel, (4) Tidjane Thiam, Panel Member and CEO of Prudential Plc, and (4) Bob Geldof, Panel Member, Musician, Businessman, and Advocate)

 

Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1058 (Bob Geldof talks about the way in which illegal fishing by foreign vessels destroys communities along African coasts at the launch of this year’s Africa Progress Report)

 

Photo 3: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1059 (Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan answers a question from the media at the launch of this year’s Africa Progress Report)

 

Photo 4: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1060 (Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan and Chair of the Africa Progress Panel presents this year’s Africa Progress Report)

 

Photo 5: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1052 (Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel)

 

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Download the Report: http://www.apo-mail.org/APP_Summary_EN.pdf

 

More information about the report: http://bit.ly/1kSYNln

 

Download the Infographic “Africa’s Food Exchange”: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/infog_3_foodexchange.jpg

 

Download the Infographic “Africa’s Losses: Cost of Illicit Outflows”: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/infog_5_africalosses.jpg

 

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the Africa Progress Panel (APP).

 

 

About the Africa Progress Panel

Chaired by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, the ten-member Africa Progress Panel (http://www.africaprogresspanel.org) advocates at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. The Panel releases its flagship publication, the Africa Progress Report, every year in May.

 

For further information, please contact :

 

Victoria Williams, Hill+Knowlton Strategies – (o) +27 11 463 2198  (m) +27 72 452 1772

Email: victoria.williams@hkstrategies.co.za

 

Geraldine Trennery, Hill+Knowlton Strategies –(o) +27 11 463 2198 (m) +27 82 677 5201

Email: geraldine.trennery@hkstrategies.co.za

 

http://www.africaprogresspanel.org

 

http://www.facebook.com/africaprogresspanel  and https://twitter.com/africaprogress

 

SOURCE 

Africa Progress Panel (APP)

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Who Got the ROC? Cam’ron, Damon Dash & Dipset Making a Comeback while Hova is Stuck in a Lovers Quarrel

Who Got the ROC? Cam’ron, Damon Dash & Dipset Making a Comeback while Hova is Stuck in a Lovers Quarrel

 

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When I heard this track for the first time, I played it straight on repeat for an hour because it was definitely a breath of fresh air. The timing of this song is impeccable. As Dame Dash says in the track ” if youre feeling like number one, get ready to be number two”. As you can see, the Diplomats are reuniting to bring back the sounds that many of us have been missing for years.” A-Trak and Cam’ron are back! Summer anthem “Dipsh*ts” features uncut Cam’ron slick talk over triumphant instrumental blasts from A-Trak, Oliver and Just Blaze, a Dipset-repping Juelz Santana on the hook, and “Champagne Dame” (aka Federal Reserve executive producer Damon Dash) providing a legendary, song closing rant, complete with “Foooooooool’s Gold” shout!” You hear Juelz Santana rhymes “I know you miss this, still DIPSET, you dipsh*t”

 

 

People are still arguing and speculating about what happened in the elevator between Jay Z, Beyonce  and Solange while Killa Cam comes in and try to reclaim the throne again. With Curtis “50 cent” Jackson release around the corner, and Federal Reserve from Cam’ron and A-Trak dropping soon, it is safe to say that Its about to be a hot summer. Thanks to my fam Kirill aka @trill  for the tip on this release. make sure you follow him on Twitter.

Also, check out the A-Trak interview with Vlad TV on how this track came about

What are your thoughts on all this Revellers?  Do You think timing had a place in this release?

DrZ

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10 EDM Songs You Will Fall in Love with This Summer

10 EDM Songs You Will Fall in Love with This Summer 

 

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A lot of amazing sounds have been released in the recent weeks. 2014 is definitely a much better year musically than 2013 was. Listening to all these amazing tunes made me realize something: I can barely remember now the days when I didnt like any EDM, or should I say, when always thought that it was just one-note. When my team made me aware that I have not been paying attention, we decided to compile the summer finest EDM sound for your revellers ears. APPRECIE, SAUTE & CRIE or PLAY,SHARE,DANCE & REWIND !!

1. Tim Mason – Star

 

 

2. David Guetta & Showtek – Bad ft. Vassy (Official Audio)

 

 

3. Adrian Lux feat. Kaelyn Behr – Sooner Or Later [Cover Art]

 

 

4. PARA ONE – YOU TOO (Official Video)

 

 

5. Alex Metric & Oliver – Hope

 

 

 

“It kicks in with bouncy synths that play in minor, hard-hitting keys, balanced out by an irresistibly danceable bassline and a touch of electro synths.”
-Earmilk

 

6. Dansson & Marlon Hoffstadt – Shake That (Blonde Remix)

 

 

Objectives for today completed!!!
1. Listen to an reveller tune – done!
2. Drive myself crazy – done!
3. Work it & Shake it – done!

 

7. Steve Huerta – Off The Plate

 

 

 

8. Murk, Oba Frank Lord’s – Dark Beat (Addicted To Drums) [Danny Daze Fundamental Remix]

This song is strong in Mexico and other Latin America country because of the melodic sound of these drums. Press Play

 

 

 

7.Larse – So Long (Nice7 Remix)

 

 

 

 

8. NiCe7 – Time To Get Physical [Original Mix] – Noir Music

NiCe7 is a deejay and production partnership between Italy-based Nicola Daniele and Cesare Marocco. Cesare and Nicola started spinning in their teens, and joined forces in 2005. For almost a decade now, they have been releasing original tracks and put out various remix works for labels such as Noir Music,Defected, Suara, and Great Stuff. Their track “Point” on Gruuv Rec. was hailed as the best tech house record of 2011 at the Beatport Music Awards

 

 

9. Maceo Plex – Conjure Drama (Original Mix)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Argy – Closer Than Most

 

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How Puff Daddy Showed His Public Speakig Talent at Howard University’s Commencement Speech

How Puff Daddy Proved Critics Wrong at Howard University’s Commencement

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“Your drive and your light needs to be gr8ter and stronger than any system. That’s what I learn from Diddy and Oprah ‘ s success. You cannot achieve true gr8tness without the will & drive to take risks. Experience teaches this, not books and systems. At every turn, those who want it more and have more drive than degrees always end up on top. To me this is the easy way because when you know who you are, there is no way for you to be anything else. You strive in that passion and u don’t stop till u get what u need and what u want. Every honorary degree recipient leading commencement for those of us trying to do “it” the right way is basically telling us that we aint doing it right but we can do it better. Beyonce and Jay Z got next. Watch…and pay better attention! These beautiful people don’t have loans or accredited education but they do have $, power, will, and drive. Be gr8, take risks, & BELIEVE in God, yourself, and connect well!”

The only people complaining are those who contribute nothing but negativity wherever they go. Nobody is going to take you to the front of the line—you need to push to the front of the line. By selecting Combs, Howard picked the ideal speaker in terms of relevance to the audience and university. College is about working towards an endgame, but that endgame isn’t just a degree, it’s success.

Today is SUNDAY and everyone needs a motivation from time to time. This Made me get up today and run an extra mile. Stay Motivated Revellersl!!!! Respect Diddy as he is an entertainer and been doing it over 20 years lol he knows what stage presence is.

 

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How to Grow a Full Beard – A Reveller Blueprint

 How to Grow a Full Beard – A Reveller Blueprint

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Thick, full facial hair has historically been a symbol of power, ruggedness and masculinity in some cultures. Growing a full beard or even just a mustache requires some patience and perseverance, since the rate your hair grows and how thick it comes in depends largely on genetics and levels of testosterone. Although nature dictates your hair growth, you can take some steps to help it along. The first week or two of growth can be uncomfortable. Your skin needs to get used to the feeling. A good moisturizing cream (one without too much perfume) should soothe the irritation. Beard (or hair) conditioner can also help you avoid that itchy feeling.

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Anything else a Reveller should know? Read these links here 

1.Grow a Thicker beard Tips can be seen here

 

2. MadeMan decided to ditch some beard tips on their site  here

3. Growing a manly beard from the art of manliness perspective can be read here 

4. Philips shows you how to get the most of growing a full beard here

5. The Male Standard shows you how to grow a Rick Ross like beard (huuh) here

There you have it. Let us know how your beard growth has advanced and if you are planing to stay dedicated to grow something.

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6 Apps You Need to Maximize Your Social Media Efficiency

6 Apps You Need to Maximize Your Social Media Efficiency

A lot of new tools being released as the spring rolls by. We wanted to show you some of the new social media tools we have been testing out to improve our content curation and marketing strategy.

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Before we begin, a really good friend of mine from high school has become an impressive lifestyle guru and have been travelling all over the world to teach and share her knowledge on meditation and happiness.

Join Ritu Ashrafi and Sammy Davis in episode #6 of *SAMMYD TV, which will introduce you to the basics of meditation 101 including the who, what, where, when and how of meditating in a modern world for the busy (but blessed!) woman. RSVP here

Here is the list of these apps that will change yoru social media lifestyle for the best:

1. Colorbay: “A one-stop app to discover and view photos.”

Vine Adds Messages: “Now you can privately send Vine videos and text messages to your friends.”

2. Snupps: “Keep track of the things you own and stay connected to the stuff that matters.”

 

3. Carousel: “The gallery from Dropbox for all of your photos and videos.”

 

 

 

4. Convies: “This app is designed to provide you with sensational recording and unique viewing experiences.”

 

5. Sitedrop: This tool allows you to “connect to Dropbox and create a site from any folder.”

6. Tint is a new service that allows you to aggregate content from Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, and even RSS feeds, and then embed the result on your website or blog.

Twitter Announces New Look for Web Profile: “The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best tweets and more.

“Big data is a big nada without relevant analytics that can turn reams of structured and unstructured bytes into insight.” — Lisa Leslie Henderson and Larry Weber

What do you think? Please share your comments below.

DrZ

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When did New Balance conquer the Sneaker World again?

 

 When did New Balance conquer the Sneaker World again?

Sometimes we all wonder how we got int specific sneakers. for example. do you know where your  New Balance addiction comes from?  Just so you know, the footwear brand has been around since 1906 and become one of the most solid and trustworthy suppliers of athletic footwear on the market.

Today, the company survived through many trends, technological changes, and public perception of athletes to shape its current stake a sone of the most sought after sneakers this summer. New Balance have introduced an array of many new different models, always improving theur abilitu to increase comfort for their consumer

The shoe code begins with letters that delineate the market for the shoe, “M” and “W” stand for Men’s and Women’s respectably. “MR” means Men’s running, and “MT” means Men’s trail. That “CM” or “CW”? That says the shoe is a collab.

The numbers after the letters describe technology. The first number or two describe the larger pieces of technological advancement, i.e. all the 900 New Balances, from the 990 through the 999 use the same basic technology: materials and sole construction. The following two digits describe the usage of that technology. For example, the 574 and 577 use the same technologies, but use them in different ways. All the numbers describe a more sophisticated use of the technologies as the numbers get higher. P[lease read more here 

New Balance philosophy has been wanting to make a better sneaker. I, we have a thorough history lesson for you. Here are 50 Things You Didn’t Know about New Balance.

50 Things You Did Not Know About new Balance

25 Best New Balance Sneakers as a Reveller

DrZ.

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Adidas Originals & Bedwin & The Heartbreakers Release Video Companion For Their S/S 14 Collection

Adidas Originals and Bedwin and The Heartbreakers Release Video Companion For Their S/S 14 Collection

 These two companies make magic together every time. adidas Originals once again collaborate with Tokyo’s BEDWIN & THE HEART BREAKERS to bring another fresh take on classic sportswear for Spring Summer 2014. In stores April 11th.

Strong seasonal hues breathe new life into timeless silhouettes, fusing casual and contemporary with traditional tailoring and construction. Collaboration branding throughout portrays confidence in a clean collection of sporting garments which are equally at home in a casual or preppy setting.

 

 

This latest collection pays regard to the enduring originality adidas is famed for celebrating, applying the streetwear sensibilities that have made BEDWIN & THE HEART BREAKERS one of Japan’s perennial leading lights.

 

 

http://www.adidas.com/originals

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New Balance x Shelflife x Dr.Z – ML574CG

 New Balance x Shelflife x Dr.Z – ML574CG

 Africa on the rise. I love it. Being dubbed as “Dr.Z” myself, I was pleased  and excited to see this new release by new balance. This brand is making a majestic comeback among sneaker heads around the world and Africa is no exception

South African sneaker boutique, Shelflife, and local designer, Dr. Zulu, have teamed up with international sneaker brand New Balance for a collaborative project: the New Balance x Shelflife x Dr.Z “City of Gold” 574.  Showcasing the best of the South Africa’s homeland to sneaker aficionados around the world, the New Balance “City of Gold” 574 draws design inspiration from South Africa’s largest metropolis; the city of Johannesburg; dubbed the “City of Gold” for its large-scale gold trade and wealth. The New Balance x Shelflife x Dr.Z “City of Gold” 574 will release in South Africa, through Shelflife, on the 17th April 2014, with the  global  release date following soon after, on the 28th April 2014.

 

 

Watch the promotional video for the New Balance x Shelflife x Dr.Z “City of Gold” 574

 

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REVELLERS Pack – May is Here

 

REVELLERS Pack – May is Here 

“ The measure of progress of civilization is the progress of the people. ”

— George Bancroft

 

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1.In quest of inspiration? Check out 10 idees de tatoutage sur le dos – here

2. STEALING BANKSY? is the 2014 project exploring the social, legal and moral issues surrounding the sale of street art.  here

3. How Atlanta, Georgia, became America’s hip-hop capital – video

4. This Canadian Blogger based out of Vancouver offers a refreshing take on style and keeping it lady reveller everywhere she steps foot. here

4. Oscar award winning Mexican-born actress Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to become the newest face of Lancôme — to mark the actress’s first-ever beauty campaign. “I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.” said Nyong’o in a statement. Nyong’o’s ads will debut in September. here 

5.  Eighteen Best Things About being in Your late Twenties here

6. So Many People Have Purchased Warby Parker Monocles That The Company Had To Tweak Its Recommendation Algorithm – here 

7. CEO of RadiumoOne, Gurbaksh Chahal, seems to be getting into big trouble. Read here

8.  Sixty Photos Showing How 7-Eleven Has Rapidly Taken Over New York City. They are Everywhere

9. Are black people cowards? This Gawker article might make you think twice about Donald Sterling recent NBA racist comments – here

10. An Inside Look into MDMA Therapy . here

 

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Finances 101: Know Your Money to Save your Money

Finances 101: Know Your Money to Save your Money

Most people do not understand finances the way they would love to. Knowing what to do with, where your money is going, the ability to predict some cycles and establish routines  – are some of the very important first steps to improving your finances. After all, there is no reason or ability for you to know how these changes will occur if you don’t see what they look like. Knowing your money pitfalls are will be the first step. We compiled these astuces that we think will make a massive difference in your financial habits. Live to revel and be happy in everything that you do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Does #CincoDeMayo Means to You?

What Does #CincoDeMayo Means to You?

 

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Happy month of May Revellers!

This is the first official week of May and we already have a known, but not so known holiday called  Cinco de Mayo. Thanks to my Mexican friends who I’ve met in high school, the significance of this day was clearer to me years ago, as this was not celebrated the same way in Africa and in Europe when growing up. We put together an amazing list to get you up dated and ready for the celebration that you might have been waiting for for quite some time.

1. Tequila makers have teamed up with renowned artists to design beautiful bottles for the blue agave-based elixir. Here are six that will both look great on your shelf and make mean margaritas come May and beyond. – here

2. This Mohammad Ali Quote for his daughter is very powerful one to read, especially today. – here

3. Price of limes is rising & Margs rate might be increasing for this years Cinco de Mayo. However,  why not learn a bit about the reason this date is celebrated in the first place? – here

4 At heart, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of small victories. It might not have the grand, patriotic trappings of Independence Day or the Saturnalian frenzy of Carnival season. In Mexico, it might not even be widely observed outside the state of Puebla, where said victory once took place.  We got Recipes from refinery 29 and from Huffington Post to put you in the festive mood. – here and here

5. The Best advice on a Monday Morning!!! 20 Dos and Don’ts for #CincoDeMayo via @BuzzFeed – here

6. Who invented the margarita, a Cinco de Mayo favorite? They have a long salty history – Lear more here

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Happy Celebration Revellers

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What are Questions to Engage your Customers With?

What are Questions to Engage your Customers With?

 

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When you think about it, it sounds easy at first but do you really have any concrete idea on  the type of questions to engage your customers With? Lets understand that even though not all questions are equal.

I put together this list of effective questions that will make your fans exciting and down to answer anything you ask, which will make you very popular.

Question 1 – Simple

A short and simple question to ask.

What is your favourite ____________?

Example
What would you do if you win the lottery? 1,000?

Remember that these types of questions are basically limited only by your imagination, so start thinking and ask anything you want !

Question 2 – Yes/No

This is a very basic question as well to get your fans engaged.

Do you think _____________ will be a great TV show? Yes or No?

Example
Do you think it will be sunny tomorrow?

You can prompt your fans with the “Yes or No?” question at the end so they know what you are expecting from them. We also think that if they know all they have to do is answer with one word they will be more likely to answer.

Question 3 – Either/Or

We like these types of questions because this gives your fans the ability to have two options, asking which they prefer.

Would you rather ____________ or ____________?

Example
Would you rather going on a cruise in the West Indies or go to Japan for a visit overseas holiday or a new kitchen?

Question 4 – Photo Question

The best thing to do is to post an image of something and then ask a question about it.

What do you think of this ____________?

Example

Can you spot me in the crowd? Hint: I’m wearing a blue shirt.

The best approach here is to drop hints to make your fan’s task of answering the question easier – just make sure you keep it short.

Question 5 – Educational Question

We use this question a lot.  It became known as the “Did you know” question: We believe that this question one can be useful for relaying information about a wide array of topics, including your products and services.

Did you know we offer ________________?

Example
Did you know that the price of the bus fares went up this month?

The example above is a great question to bring attention to your products and services, just don’t overdo this type of question.

Question 6 – Survey Question

This is a really powerful question to ask your fans. Not only will it encourage engagement, it will give you vital information on how you can help them even more than you are already.

What is the one thing you hate about _____________?

Example
Are you saving for something? What’s the largest obstacle you face?

Question 7 – Did I Miss Something?

This question will probably be the longest of the questions you ask, but it can be worth it. Just make sure you make it visually easy to read (see the example below).

3 Things you must have in your _____________ – __________ & ___________ & ___________. Did I miss anything?

Example
3 Questions to ask yourself before you buy something:

Can I really afford it?
How often will I use it?
Can I borrow it?

Did I miss any?

This sort of question gets people thinking and you will be surprised by some of the answers you get.

Double Up

You can even double up on your questions, but don’t get too fancy or complicated.

Example
Did you know Android phones perform better than Windows Phones? Will you be buying a new phone in the next 3 months?

 

Freebie: This link also contains tips on how to write amazing social media statuses for your Facebook and twitter accounts.

Good status 

 

 

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Simple Tips for Healthy Living from a Reveller

 Simple Tips for Healthy Living from a Reveller

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Staying fit is essential to being a reveller.  Having the right strategy for training and sticking to a regiment will show results. I mean, we all know that staying up very late is really not necessary. However, being a reveller usually means that you dont live a normal life,  listen to normal radio music or conform to daily society predisposed ethics. Recently, a doctor in the United States found  a new cancer in human beings, caused by Silver Nitro Oxide. Whenever you buy recharge cards, don’t scratch with your nails, as it contains Silver Nitro Oxide coating and can cause skin cancer. Share this message with your loved ones.

Answer phone calls with the left ear.
Don’t take your medicine with cold water….
Don’t eat heavy meals after 5pm.
Drink more water in the morning, less at night.
Best sleeping time is from 10pm to 4 am.
Don’t lie down immediately taking medicine  or after meals.
When phone’s battery is low to last bar, don’t answer the phone, bcos the radiation is 1000 times stronger.
Can you forward this to people you care about?
I just did,
Kindness costs nothing
But
Knowledge is power…

 

 

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Style We Love from Lady Revellers

 Style We Love from Lady Revellers

 

Street style is everywhere. These photos feature some of the most famous names in the blogosphere of the women fashion world. We wanted to highlight some of these looks that you will be seeing this spring and summer season. Take note, check out these lady revellers and tell us which one will you rick in these choices below.

 

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Vintage Popeyes Magazine

 Vintage Popeyes Magazine

 

Here at SOR, we love reading international publications to gain inspiration and keep our mind sharp in this global world we live in. We have gathered some of the best photos from two amazing issues from  POPEYES Magazine. We have previously posted this issue of POPEYES Japan.

POPEYE magazine Japan : Popeye is a Japanese mens magazine, jam packed full of stunning photography, style, fashion and accessories as well as other lifestyle articles. Japanese POPEYE is known for their exclusive editorials featuring street-wear brands like Supreme. POPEYE brands itself as a “Magazine for City Boys” and that’s exactly what it is. It is conceptualized by editor of the magazine Takahiro Kinoshita, a man who always looks the part & is kind of a fashion guide for young urban men. Get a single copy or annual subscription, only from Magazine Cafe.

Check out one of their spreads, via Hypebeast  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Revellers Top FIve Sneakers for the Summer

The Revellers Top FIve Sneakers for the Summer

As summer gets closer and closer, we have compiled a series of shoes that are in our opinion, summer classics. Starting with PUMA: The PUMA’s Cream collection represents the top tier of the brand’s offerings and this Tropicalia take on the XT2 gives this shoe some tropical flair on the lining and premium materials on the upper. The PUMA Trinomic XT2 Plus is a resurrection of a tech runner from the 1991 era of innovation and this shoe is a 1:1 remake of this archive design down to the translucent panels and rubberised branding. Next comes the crowdpleaser in ASICS archive line, the GT II is some breakthrough Gel business, and a clean running silhouette that’s pretty damned palatable. Like Nike’s fine Windrunner, there’s a timeless look to the shoe that keeps it relevant, plus the ability to take to any number of makeups. Shouts to Long Beach’s Proper for a low-key collaboration a few years years ago that quietly opened the floodgates, because this is an incredibly comfortable style that doesn’t play out at all and this Christmas Holiday 2013 edition is based on Santa’s helpers with an Elf themed colourway. Now comes New Balance: the insane $140+ cost of the New Balance 1300 a couple of years later is pretty well documented, but the New Balance M990′s debut in 1982 was a pivotal moment in running shoe RRPs that operated as the starting pistol for some escalating shoe prices. We think it’s an equally beautiful piece of shoe design too, from a time when state-of-the-art motion control models could have an ageless simplicity to them. These versions bring back the shoe in its original US-made form, using the original materials down to the Vibram sole. As always, the price reflects the quality. Also, the New Balance 996 was introduced in 1988 and helped define the NB running line around that time with a clean mix of classic looks and technical details. C-Cap, the Scotchlite trim that became a norm and ENCAP all made this an important moment in shoe history. Now it’s back and while it isn’t cheap, this US-made 996RRG version is impeccable in its quality and a comfortable wear with longevity. These fit true to size and supplies are limited. To finish, Nike: More than a stopgap, 1989’s Nike Air Max Light (aka the Air Max II) was an expansion of Air Max design language that maintained the pace the original started. The ridged underlay and dual density midsole evolved the initial design without altering the formula too much, hinting at the next installment. The Nike Air Max Light Essential uses colours and materials effectively to bring out the best in this cult favourite.

 

 

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New Balance M996RRG Made in the USA

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HEALTH IS WEALTH – Food Series from Around the World

HEALTH IS WEALTH – Food Series from Around the World

This week , we wanted to share various dishes that we found on the web. We have personally tried each one of these dishes and wanted to share the experiences with you.  Remember that although St. Valentine’s Day ended, it does not mean that making dinner to impress your loved ones, is not an option, in my opinion. Anyone can go out and buy the most romantic present to impress a girl or a awesome gadget for the fellas. However, preparing a proper dinner every so often just shows that you care or love so much more that you are willing to dedicate your time making something delicious for the people you love. Check out these recipes and let us know which one you can attempt to make. Clicking on tshe image will take you to the full recipe based on the desired dish.

HEALTH IS WEALTH – Food Series from Around the World is our section dedicated to fine cuisine from all over the world. Revellers do not discriminate, we just elevate. – Z

 

 

 

RECIPES here:

Morrocan Lamb Recipe

Sesame Chicken with vegetables

Blackened Shrimps and Bacon

Chicken Pot pie

Salmon Salad Avocado Sandwich recipe

Bon Appetit

 

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Kanye West playing Bell Centre on Feb. 17

Kanye West playing Bell Centre on Feb. 17

Mr West have been quite busy in the last few months. From getting engaged to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West cancelled and rescheduled multiple dates due to his equipment. However, he performed in Montreal yesterday on his current Yeezus tour. “Fans who were disappointed when Kanye West cancelled his Bell Centre concert scheduled for Nov. 14, 2013, were heartened to learn that the hip hop superstar is once again scheduled to play the arena in Montreal on Feb. 17. Kanye did not allow any cameras from photographers at his show last night, so we got our hands on the breakdown of the event, courtesy of the Montreal Gazette

Here’s my “real-time” recap of Kanye West’s concert at the Bell Centre Monday, the long-awaited Montreal stop on the mercurial rap superstar’s Yeezus tour, cribbed from my Twitter account:

8:08: At most rap concerts, the pre-show music aims to get the crowd hyped. At Kanye, the esthetic is more “Yanni fell asleep at the keyboards.”

8:17: House lights down at 8:15, for those in the pool. Also: whoever had “flock of faceless Druids in white robes opens the show” also wins …

8:19: No Kanye yet, but we start off with a snippet of I Am Not Home, an unreleased track …

8:20: Here’s Ye. On Sight, with some gold bedazzled mask on. I mean, I *assume* it’s him …

8:22: Interesting. Kanye let that “You give us what we want …” bit in On Sight play for much longer than on record …

8:24: New Slaves now, with the audience rapping the first few bars and the first chorus. Also: Kanye has joined the Druids atop a mountain …

8:26: (Feels a little discomfited by thousands of fans singing “I’d rather be a dick than a swallower” …)

8:28: Send It Up next, continuing the Yeezus streak. Energy flagging a bit. Not the strongest track on the album, a little flat live …

8:31: That energy immediately unflags with Mercy. A lot of “swerving” in the crowd. Chorus then straight to Ye’s verse.

8:32: I can’t be the only one here worried about the structural soundness of the catwalk Kanye’s on. It’s a bit bouncy for comfort …

8:36: Interesting creative choice by Kanye to perform Power from behind the fake mountain. Letting the crowd see you is *so* inside the box …

8:38: Mask change! A shiny black number this time. And Foreigner’s Cold As Ice morphs into Cold …

8:41: The Cruel Summer stuff is huge with the audience. Rapturous response for I Don’t Like and Clique. Then again, no Big Sean to ruin matters.

8:46: Black Skinhead up next, and it’s barely surviving the Bell Centre acoustics, which does even less favours to rap than it does to rock …

8:48: I Am a God up next and, oh dear, the Druids appear to have all lost their robes. This is awkward. Someone should tell them …

8:52: Damn, I forgot about the primal screams in I Am a God. But my eardrums definitely won’t …

8:53: Biggest singalong of the night so far for the chorus of Can’t Tell Me Nothing, still indestructible after all these years …

8:56: That shaky catwalk I was talking about is now raised at a 45-degree angle, with Ye on the edge. Is there a CSST inspector in the house?

8:57: Proving yet again that rappers are the most literal of artists: fake snow during Coldest Winter …

8:59: Follow-up to previous tweet: there is a “monster” out on stage now for the intro to Monster …

9:01: The “monster,” I should point out, would not look out of place in a Roger Corman film and/or high school drama production …

9:03: To be fair, Kanye – now on to Hold My Liquor – isn’t selling the monster, which is *right* behind him on the mountain, very well …

9:04: The monster and the now-naked Druids are … honestly, I have no idea what’s going on. As @TamyEmmaPepin suggests, I think it’s Art.

9:09: I’m In It. Masked Kanye and the naked Druids are now cavorting under the watchful red eyes of the monster … is a sentence I just wrote.

9:11: I’m laying on the mockery of the bombast a little thick. But if anything, this show is testament that Kanye’s catalog might be incomparable.

9:12: Okay, I think I get this! Now Black Eve is out to tempt Black Adam (Kanye) during Heartless! Right? Anyone?

9:16: A minute in and Blood on the Leaves is already a pyro- and audience assisted epic. The show just shifted gears …

9:18: No one seems at all concerned that the fake volcano is fake erupting, so nor will I …

9:23: Okay, so now the mountain has cracked open, and the now-clothed-again Druids are marching out of it carrying religious icons. Deep. I think.

9:25: Mask change! White/silver now. Kanye – now performing Lost in the World – looks like a blingy GI Joe villain …

9:27: Kanye now teasing the crowd by playing … the opening notes … of … Runaway … very … very … very … slowly.

9:29: A suddenly modest Kanye is letting the crowd sing all the curses in the Runaway chorus. Teamwork!

9:32: Kanye just apologized for the previously cancelled Montreal Yeezus show, although I think he blamed Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account?

9:36: I believe Kanye is talking now about the value of truth and friendship. Or singing Old MacDonald. Hard to tell with these acoustics …

9:39: Kanye’s rant picking up steam now, his by-now-familiar talking points about being kept down because of his race and class, and stereotypes.

9:43: If Ye’s “rant” is as extemporaneous as it seems, it’s actually quite thoughtful, explaining the intentional lack of commerciality of Yeezus.

9:45: He’s going through the opening of each of his albums to point out their immediate catchiness, contrasting with Yeezus’s jarring opening.

9:46: He’s also using The Matrix analogies, which I’m not totally getting …

9:48: ”You ever heard of Cirque du Soleil?” Kanye asks, possibly forgetting where he is right now …

9:49: (Still ranting …)

9:51: “I made this mountain, so I can design a dress and shit,” Kanye says, before the obligatory self-comparisons to Disney, Jobs et al. …

9:53: (Still ranting) …

9:56: Kanye dares the media to publish every word of his speech tonight. Um, does he know how much newsprint goes for these days?

9:57: “What’s happening?” is the grey default text in a tweet, and I can’t think of a better summation of the current situation …

9:59: Praise Yeezus, that’s over! Back to the hits, namely Stronger. Not sure I’ve ever been so happy to hear a musical note …

10:01: New mask! A nifty disco-ball-styled number. Perhaps not coincidentally, it’s all very Daft Punk-ish …

10:04: Ye going back to where it all started, Through the Wire. Points deducted for having some dude sing the Chaka hook …

10:07: re: earlier literalism tweets: “Jesus” comes out to bless Ye for Jesus Walks – and to take his mask off. It’s really him! (Kanye, I mean).

10:09: It seems silly, maybe, but the energy in the room has gone up maybe 500 per cent since Kanye took off the mask. Bananas …

10:12: Of course, dropping the likes of Diamonds, Get ‘Em High and All Falls Down aren’t hurting matters at all …

10:15: First (exposed) smile of the night from Mr. West, as the crowd effortlessly takes over the All Falls Down chorus …

10:17: An ebullient Touch the Sky into a boisterous Golddigger and we are finally, officially at cruising altitude …

10:20: Oh, shoot, Homecoming. There goes my resolution not to hear Chris Martin’s voice in 2014 …

10:22: That tentative smile has now taken up permanent residence on Ye’s face as he moves into Dark Fantasy ….

10:23: “We ain’t got no hits!” Ye joshes as he segues into another monster, Run This Town …

10:26: Honestly, in 25+ years of going to shows, I’ve never seen one turn on a dime like this. And that was *before* Ni**as in Paris …

10:28: Flashing Lights now. Even the naked Druids now make sense! (Kidding, they’re still dopey as hell …)

10:31: On to All of the Lights now. This is unfair to other rappers …

10:35: And now a pyro-fueled Good Life, which at this point feels like a victory lap, and a richly deserved one …

10:43: Kanye has now moved on to the brilliant Bound 2, assisted by Tony Williams himself, which sounds *so* much better without the video …

10:45: Full-on LOLs from Ye as he passes the mic to someone in the crowd for a terrible run at the “Jerome’s in the house” part …

10:47: Jesus, the Druids and Kanye are now back on stage to sign off, a crazypants curtain call. And with that, the lights are back on. Goodnight!

Tickets were available here : http://www.evenko.ca/

 

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A Reveller Tribute to Nelson Mandela

A Reveller Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Talking about Nelson Mandela is first of all understanding the struggle of an entire race, it is understanding the essence of how apartheid worked. Although praised and celebrated around the world, knowing what this man has done is critical to understand his legacy. First of all , I think everyone needs to know what the apartheid was. Please read here 

In fact, N. Mandela died at the age of 95. He is best known for being the former anti-apartheid activist, imprisoned for decades, freed in 1990 and rose to become South Africa’s first black president just four years later. It is also significant to mention that once in office, he actively sought reconciliation and peace, inviting former adversaries to help him create a new “Rainbow Nation. See these photos of people from all over the world remembering his legacy here

Mandela said many great words that have became staple for generation to come. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.’ Said Nelson Mandela. Therefore, we have added  15 of the most powerful Nelson Mandela quotes for you to read here 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” ~Nelson Mandela

#DidYouKnow that Nelson Mandela Physically Couldn’t Cry Because of Tear Duct Damage, Caused by Limestone After So Many Years Working in the Quarries of Robben Island :(

Read this article to find out everything you need to know about Nelson Mandela in this great piece about him on VICE

Here are some photos of this great man who will be missed : RIP Nelson Mandela

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What are the Best Script Writing Fonts for Your Website

  What are the Best Script Writing Fonts for Your Website

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Instead of you having to go through the entire web to find the best script writing fonts to use for your website, let us do this for you. After hours of research online, we have compiled the list of the best writing fonts links for your website. From vintage to handwriting, to professional, to cursive. The bottom line is that they are all beautiful and you need to use at least one of them for your marketing campaigns.

http://www.creativebloq.com/typography/best-handwriting-fonts-12121527

http://designshack.net/articles/css/the-10-best-script-and-handwritten-google-web-fonts/

http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/9-fresh-free-fonts-for-your-projects

http://webdesignerwall.com/general/60-free-handwritten-script-fonts

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/top-10-fonts-designers-love/

 

 

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Revellers Pack Week 1 of February 2014

 Revellers Pack Week 1 of February 2014

Being patient, understanding what you are going against and where you are heading, is critical to our survival. The month of February, is all about removing any fear that you have and get things done. In the game of life, failure is not an option. Finding a course of action, validate your emotions, work with your feelings, and having mental toughness is critical because accepting failure can only make you stronger. Being comfortable, being more authentic, real, more honest, becoming more fearless, and caring less about what people think, is what a reveller quality truly is.

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1.Big move: Lacoste Heirs Buy Stake in Skiwear Brand Fusalp – here

2. Data: Research shows that higher unemployment leads to more “Facebook” searches – here

3. AIRTAME: Wireless HDMI for Everyone. Pretty sweet if you ask me Revellers – here

4. When Searches for Facebook Spike, So Does Unemployment. – here

5. The #Menswear Places To See Before You Die. – here

6. Six secrets of high-performing multi-millionaires. – here

7.  See what the NY Times is calling “The Reincarnated Metrosexual” – here

8. Would You Buy a Newport blend soap? – here

9. I love her work, so should you. Stella Jean, the Haitian- Italian designer. – here

10. Ten Unconventional but Great Tips to help you sleep – here

On vous adore Revellers! A la semaine prochaine.

Z

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Conseils de Sante du Mois – February 2014

Conseils de Sante du Mois – February 2014

Our Conseils de Sante du Mois – for the month of February 2014, showing  what we think of when we think about staying warm and healthy during this time of the year.

 

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1.Did you know that smoking can lead to a decreased rate of healing in broken bones?

2.”For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” Lily Tomlin.

3.Do not SIP sugared drinks. Time of exposure to the sugar is proportional to the decay risk.

4.Drinking 8 glasses of water throughout the day will rehydrate, energize, detoxify & eliminate waste.

5. Twenty continuous minutes of exercise switches the body from burning blood sugar to burning fat.

6. Love Means: Helping Your Sister with her Homework.

7.The most important step is proper eating. Eating frequent and smart is the first step.

8.”Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford.

9. Myth – Someone who is smart can’t have a mental disorder. IQ & mental health are different issues.

10. If you are out and can’t brush, at least rinse.

11. Schedule a guided walking tour next time you’re on vacation. It’s great exercise and fun!

12. Stay hydrated! Drink a lot of non-alcoholic, no caffeine drinks while you travel – it really helps!

13. Insured while traveling abroad? If not, look into a short term medical and evacuation plan.

14. Rethink your idea of breakfast as a sugary treat. Eating lean protein is much better for you.

15. Exercise benefits not just the body, but also the MIND. it’s a natural and powerful mood booster.

16. Relationships: “Never play cat and mouse games if you’re a mouse.” Don Addis.

17. Relaxation can decrease muscle tension.

18. If lifting weights, an oral mouthpiece might help while clenching down for heavier weights.

19. Relaxation can improve concentration.

20. People with mild eczema who drink oolong tea three times a day may show improvement in itching.

 

Join the conversation #musclegain #whystress # . #healthtips #revellerstips #SORdaily

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SOR presents: A night out Series Coming Soon

SOR presents: A night out Series Coming Soon

This is a new series that we will be launching soon where we depict some of the outfits that we wear on our reveller outings. Please remember that you can participate as well by sending us your best stylish photos to put up in our series. Stay tuned. Bon Weekend! Keep it Reveller!

 

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SOR Sounds: January Music Edition

SOR Sounds: January Music Edition

 

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We compiled some of the songs that we have been playing all month in this compilation. What are the sounds that you have been bumping in this new year 2014? Taking inspiration from various sources, from Nahright, to MrXclusivesZone to Mr Pete Tong Radio 1 to HypeM, this list is in no particular order and just Show Hit us up with some of your favorites.

 

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Robert Babicz Album “The Owl and the Butterfly

 

 

NineToes – Finder

 

Dj Koze – Magical Boy (Matthew Herbert Remix)

 

Pryda – Layers Original Mix

 

 

Galantis – Smile (Kaskade Edit)

 

 

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SOR Sounds: WIZ KHALIFA & BERNER “CHAPO”

SOR Sounds:  WIZ KHALIFA & BERNER “CHAPO”

 

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Wiz Khalifa and Berner do what they do best: light one, or a few, up around town in the official David Camarena-directed video for “Chapo.” It is safe to say that Taylor Gang is looking to release a new compilation this year. Wiz Khalifa and Berner have released one of the first previews in “Chapo” a couple weeks ago. Now, they decided to unveil the official music video. We have been playing this song on repeat. El Chapo” produced by Lev (@thegrillstudios) and Steve Griff . Good song. Great video. Keep it up Taylors . Press play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOR Sounds: J. Cole, Meek Mill, Wale & Rockie Fresh “Black Grammys”

SOR Sounds: J. Cole, Meek Mill, Wale & Rockie Fresh “Black Grammys”

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I feel like this song could have had a better buzz. Finally, MMG released the video where J. Cole, Meek Mill, Wale & Rockie Fresh teamed up for the Tone P-produced track that appeared on MMG’s compilation album “Self Made 3.”However, the production still reminds me of Grammy Family of G.O.OD. Music. We have to be real though, Meek Mill will have to write different lyrics to win a Grammy. Rockie Fresh, keep doing ya thing, 2014 just started. This song would have actually been a lot better if one of these artists on this track, had actually won a Grammy.

 

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SOR Sounds: Who is Jai Paul ?

 

SOR Sounds: Who is Jai Paul ?

 

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First time I heard of Jai Paul’s sounds,  I was just like WTF..Where is this guys been?? I can tell you that Jai Paul is a real Enigma isn’t he! it’s crazy, it’s near impossible to find his music, this is amazing, thank you for uploading it! Surely he’ll officially release this as an album at some point? it’s absolutely incredible! His album is mind melting and definitely stood out among the albums that came out in 2013.  GTA V helped many people discover this artist. As a famous Reveller once said, Dat’s the fact, don’t talk, just dance. According to Josh Spring,

“Who is Jai Paul? His website (www.jaipaul.co.uk) does not answer this question; it is a blank, white page. His Twitter feed is equally unhelpful. Jai has tweeted once, only to announce that that he does not endorse this release. All other information about the enigmatic UK artist must be gleaned from his collection of self-produced demos.

As early as “Track 2” it becomes clear that Jai Paul is an extreme musical force. The song is a triumph of sonic fusion: electronic hip-hop meets Bollywood on an MDMA-fuelled dance floor. Jai Paul’s sensual vocals are complemented by Vani Jairam’s singing on the sampled, “Bala main bairagan hoongi.”

Two of the collection’s sixteen songs have been officially released. Track nine, “Jasmine,” is a subdued, pulsating slow jam. In the final track, “BTSTU,” Jai Paul alternates between haunting falsetto verses and a banging hook driven by electrified synth riffs. The music world has taken notice. “BTSTU” has been sampled by Drake and Beyoncé, and Jai Paul was signed to the British independent label XL Recordings on the strength of these two songs alone”. We believe that he will be a powerful force to recognize this year. As a well known music critic said, Rough drafts don’t usually sound this fucking good. Stream some of what we could find on him below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Semaine de la Poutine / Poutine Week 2014

Semaine de la Poutine / Poutine Week 2014

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This is such a great initiative. I love Canada for this reason. And many others of course. We all know that Quebec is the go to land of the Poutine. I remembered when I moved in Canada and lived in Montreal for my first few years. The Poutine was this mythical yet common meal that almost everyone in Canada can recognize as a true sign of Canadian Culinary identity. The original poutine looked great. However, with the rise of fusion cuisine and new contemporary chefs being more daring than ever, the “classic poutine” as you know it has had a major makeover over the last few years. Whats a better way to celebrate this dish than participating in the OFFICIAL Poutine Week. It is taking place from February 1st – 7th, 2014 featuring 30 of Montreal’s top restaurants. From what I heard, these 30 restaurants will be serving up never-before-seen poutine dishes, only available during Poutine Week 2014. So make sure you get out there! The beauty behind all of this, is that if you can not be in Montreal from February 1st to 7th. It gets better, Poutine Week 2014 is also happening in Quebec City, Ottawa, and Toronto! It is essentially a week long event bringing together passionate of food, Canadian foodies and bien sur poutine lovers. I fall under all three categories :)

The way it works is simple: Every time you try one of the featured restaurants during Poutine Week, make sure to vote at www.lapoutineweek.com so we can find out who has the best poutine.

Revellers, it is time to celebrate the great tradition of fries, curds, and gravy!!

P.S: All 30 participating Montreal restaurants will be serving their delicious dishes for only $10 or less! 

Peep some of the photos below showing you the creative minds at work during Poutine Week. You will get hungry when you see it.

See you around Revellers

Find Poutine Week 2014 on-line at:

facebook: www.facebook.com/LaPoutineWeek

twitter: @LaPoutineWeek

instagram: @LaPoutineWeek

And don’t forget to follow our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SoRevellersWebAgency  for constant updates on this amazing week of Poutine Celebration

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Join Borderless Visions: Transforming the Way We Build Nations!

Borderless Visions: Transforming the Way We Build Nations!

 Black History Month is right around the corner and Society of Revellers is going to be involved with leaders in the community to bring awareness and provide workshops on the importance of social media and tools available to manage your reputation  in a increasingly technologically advanced world and where privacy becomes a daily subject of conversation.

Within the conversation of global citizenship and service learning, the Be More Leadership Academy of 3 Dreads and a Baldhead (3 Dreads) created a curriculum that provides youth with the opportunity to not only learn about leadership and civic engagement, but to be about leadership and civic engagement through partnerships and placements established with communities in Nairobi, Kenya; Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario; Halifax, Nova Scotia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington D.C.; and St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Funds raised go towards sponsoring the participation of additional youth and young adults, not covered under the YMCA Exchange Program due to age restrictions in terms of airfare, accommodation, food, travel insurance, etc.

If you have not heard from this organization before, it is time to do so. Society of Revellers is  a proud supporter of this group promoting the importance of global cultural diversity and service learning to enhance everyone knowledge and respect for one another.

Join the conversation, Get Involved, Support the Cause. Be a Reveller

Link http://www.gofundme.com/5wmug4

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Revellers Ready for Ottawa Fashion Week F/W 2014

Revellers Ready for Ottawa Fashion Week F/W 2014 

OTTAWA, JANUARY 24TH, 2014 – MIRARI STUDIO PROUDLY PRESENTS “DESIGINING WINTER HAUTE COUTURE”, AN INITIATIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND OTTAWA FASHION WEEK, ON FEBRUARY 9TH, 2014.

Mirari Studio and Ottawa Fashion Week present Designing Winter Haute Couture merging art, fashion and design. The evening will feature, a collection by a top Canadian designer DUY and an art exhibits by Patrick Biggs and Arline Malakiran, all drawing upon elements of winter as their muse.  In addition, the studio will present architectural designs that demonstrate the integration of greenery and architecture in ways that ensure the survival of the greenery while maintaining aesthetic in Canadian Winter climate. The evening activities will also be accompanied by musical performances by Silvie Cheng and May-Jun and Becky.
This not-to-miss event celebrates the Canadian Museum of History’s exhibit on Snow which presents the cultural history of snow and reveals how snow has shaped the Canadian identity.

Free admission enables everyone to experience snow as part of the Canadian identity combined with the world of fashion, art and design.

Tickets must be reserved in advance, and are available online or by phone at 819-776-7000:
http://www.civilization.ca/event/designing-winter-haute-couture-project-mirari/

For information on Ottawa Fashion Week, please visit www.ottawafashionweek.ca

For general information, please contact info@ottawafashionweek.ca

For media accreditation, please contact media@ottawafashionweek.ca

 

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Society of Revellers Invited to Flofferz Magazine Release Party

Society of Revellers Invited to Flofferz Magazine Release Party

 

Flofferz Magazine Release Private Party is happening in Ottawa and is going to feature the cream of the cream in the fashion scene in Ottawa. This will be taking place Friday, January 31, 2014, between 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. at Gallery 101 (301 1/2 Bank St.).

The Society of Revellers would like to congratulate the Flofferz team Felicitations to my good friend Ramatta and all her creative team for bringing to our attention that print is still alive and well and that quality content will always have the need and beauty of being tangible.

Please read the Press Release below

Readers are finding themselves captivated by the upcoming release of Flofferz, an online magazine based out of Ottawa. This bi-monthly fashion magazine is a discussion on culture, philosophy, art and fashion.

A team of young creative contributors with artistic integrity have come together to design an underground

magazine.

Flofferz combines visuals with creative writing to unveil a clearer perspective of what is happening at the

ground level of our generation. Covering fashion stories, interviews, photographers, events and parties, the Flofferz aesthetic is intrinsically linked to a grunge-art fantasy. The creative writings presented are supported by facts and information on foundations and charities working to improve quality of life.

There is no off-limit topic for Flofferz content. The creators of this magazine tell it like it is without sugar- coating. The content is raw and blunt, expressing differing opinions and perspectives. Only accepting works that speak from the heart, from people who go all-in; Flofferz hopes to provide a strong, credible message as an example for our youth.

January 31st, 2014, will celebrate the launch of Issue 00 and bring awareness to a charity of interest, the

Africa Yoga Project.

The evening will be hosted at Gallery 101 – music supplied by a local artist, Meredith Jay, for the unveiling of our new magazine.

Please R.S.V.P. to info@flofferz.com. Sincerely,

Your attendance at this event is greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to a fun and interesting

evening.

Philip A. Zayed

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START UP Canada 2013 Christmas Party

 

START UP Canada 2013 Christmas Party

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The Christmas season is almost here and there are a lot of parties Revellers will be attending and so should you. For example, this Saturday, 21 December 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)

Startup Ottawa is hosting an Xmas Party, Swag Swap and Comedy Cabaret w/ Live Music on Dec 21st!

Join the Ottawa Startup Community and celebrate the Holiday Season by bringing your company swag wrapped for a startup gift exchange and wear your ugliest Christmas sweater or hat for a chance to win prizes thanks to Nomad.Works.

What better way to network and celebrate with the startup community!…

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter

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30 Incredible Revellers Quotes to Inspire Your Design

 Incredible Revellers Quotes to Inspire Your Art

 

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I recently came across this 100 + incredible  quotes to inspire your Art and improve on your creativity. So enough with the talking, please go through these amazing quotes on art, writing, and creativity that will inspire you and feed your creative soul…
The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
-Gustave Courbet

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
-Amy Lowell

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
-Francisco Goya

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
-Auguste Rodin

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
-E.M. Forster

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
-Vincent Van Gogh

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
-Isaac Bashevis Singer

In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature.
-Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
-Paul Strand

A work becomes a work of art when one re-evaluates the values of nature and adds one’s own spirituality.
-Emil Nolde

Art is what reveals to us the state of perfection.
-Ku-kai

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
-André Gide

All great art is a visual form of prayer.
-Sister Wendy Beckett

Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.
-Wynetka Ann Reynolds
All art requires courage.

-Anne Tucker

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
-Oscar Wilde

But that’s what being an artist is – feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy.
-The New Yorker

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
-Fran Lebowitz~

Great art picks up where nature ends.
-Marc Chagall

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
-G.K. Chesterton

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit. -John Updike

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.
-Henry Mille

 No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

-Oscar Wilde

Let me ask you something, what is not art?
-Author Unknown

An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them.
-Andy Warhol

The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art.
-Kenneth Tynan

For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
-Georges Rouault

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
-T.S. Eliot

Art is… a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what’s happening.
-Aaron Howard

Art… does not take kindly to facts, is helpless to grapple with theories, and is killed outright by a sermon.
-Agnes Repplier

Art disturbs, science reassures.
-Georges Braque

 An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.

-George Santayana~

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
Lincoln Steffens~

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt

An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.
-Paul Valéry

For the mystic what is how. For the craftsman how is what. For the artist what and how are one.
-William McElcheran

A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
-George Moore

I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.
-Claes Oldenburg

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality… true art lies in a reality that is felt.
-Odilon Redon

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
-Aristotle

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
-G.K. Chesterton

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.
-Marie Laurencin

Art is Man’s nature. Nature is god’s art.
-James Bailey

The work of art itself is . . . a vibrant, magical, and exemplary object which returns us to the world in some way more open and enriched.
-Susan Sontag, essayist

Art is nature seen through a temperament.
-Emile Zola

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
-Edgar Degas

In art one is concerned with the condition of the spirit for three quarters of the time; one must therefore care for oneself if he wishes to make something great and lasting.
-Paul Gauguin

I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
-Vincent van Gogh

As artists, we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them.
-Julia Cameron

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
-Emile Zola

Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.
-Marie Laurencin

Art is Man’s nature. Nature is god’s art.
-James Bailey

The work of art itself is . . . a vibrant, magical, and exemplary object which returns us to the world in some way more open and enriched.
-Susan Sontag, essayist

Art is nature seen through a temperament.
-Emile Zola

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
-Edgar Degas

In art one is concerned with the condition of the spirit for three quarters of the time; one must therefore care for oneself if he wishes to make something great and lasting.
-Paul Gauguin

I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
-Vincent van Gogh

As artists, we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them.
-Julia Cameron

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
-Emile Zola
Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
-Margot Fonteyn, English dancer

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.
-Martha Graham

Good art maketh glad the heart of man.
-Jeff Krewson

I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it’s a painful, difficult search within.
-Louise Nevelson US sculptor, painter

Art is just a pigment of your imagination.
-Tony Follari Comedian

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it” – Salvador Dali

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club” – Jack London

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” – Charles Mingus

“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation” – Voltaire

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas” – Donatella Versace

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury

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CONSULTING FEES GUIDE – A Reveller’s Tale

CONSULTING FEES GUIDE – A Reveller’s Tale

 

I learned that a great way to land more consulting clients and at the same time add more revenue to your company is to become a great speaker.

You get the chance to increase your fees as a speaker for specific events related to your industry. When doing so, the way you want to proceed is by

uncovering what other areas you can assist your buyer with.  Going out of your way to make sure your clients understand what they are doing go a long way. 

For example, adding an additional service that could be seen as valuable,  would have been to do some detailed exercises with the clients, or 1-on-1 hot seats as starters. 

Another great touch you can add to your presentation to be remembered is to prepare some materials for the attendees to receive before or after my talk.

Essentially, these are all services that another organization would likely have been more than willing to pay for as long as they saw that this information could be beneficial for their clients…and I believe they would have.

To get you started, please follow this process and remember that the purpose of helping a business or association is to achieve meaningful results. Once you learn to assign an additional fee based on the each added value you bring,

you will be able to gain substantial profit.

1. Before Speaking – list all the actions you will need to take before speaking. This might include interviewing the buyer and others in their industry or company, customizing materials, and providing an analysis or feedback on the complete event.

 2. During Event – keep going with your list and add every action that would take place during the day of the event. If you have a book, then book signing. Doing 1-on-1 or group hot seats or groups as mentioned above, etc.

 3. After Speaking – Are there follow up materials that attendees or the buyer will value from? Can you provide coaching or consulting to the organization or buyer? Does the buyer want extra copies of your book or other intellectual property you have developed?

Once you have your list with three columns. whenever you’re talking with your buyer go through each of these and find a fit. As you list them to your buyer they will show interest in the one they see value in.

Leave us your thoughts

DrZ

 

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GUCCI MUSEUM Florence – SOR Travel

GUCCI MUSEUM Florence – SOR Travel

The company Gucci founded in Florence did a fantastic job in creating this beautiful and captivating building in its array of archival delights. Guccio Gucci, the founder of the company, has his imprints known worldwide, and it was only right to recreate this ambiance in his hometown. “It is tough to pit a company that is a mere 90 years old against the masterworks of the Renaissance. Yet Museo Gucci does, in its way, span the divide between the divine art of a gilded age and the commerce — often stylish and finely crafted — on Florence’s narrow streets”.

GUCCI MUSEO opening hours:
Museum 10.00 -20.00
Icon Store 10.00 – 20.00
Bookstore and Gift Shop 
10.00 – 23.00
Caffè and Restaurant 08.00 – 22.00

One thing to remember is that Admission is 6 Euros with 50% of each ticket sale benefitting to help the City of Florence preserve and restore the city’s signature art treasures.
The museum is open year-round, seven days a week, with closures planned only for August 15th, December 25th and January 1st.

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REVELLERS Friday Pack : Tech Week

REVELLERS Friday Pack : Tech Week

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This week we talk about some new startups that are making noise and that aims to simplify your life and deliver you the best online experiences suing their devices. Bon Weekend a tous!

You get a blank wall. To put anything you want on it, anywhere – more

500 Years of weird condiment history designed – more

Famous Geniuses who used drugs and were better for it – more 

15 Free alternatives to popular mac software – more

Best Websites to Earn Money Blogging – more 

One of the best browser based photo editor out – more 

Another great tool to edit your pictures online on the go – more 

Using this debt-reduction spreadsheet will help you – more 

These websites will pay you to blog – more

The Ups and Downs of Japan Fashion Week – more

Thank you.  See you next week for another edition of the Revellers Pack . A bientot!

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How to Get More Likes on Facebook – INFOGRAPHIC

How to Get More Likes on Facebook – INFOGRAPHIC

This infographic below was created by looking at ways to have the most engagement on Facebook and to get more likes in the process. To have a community online is important. That’s a reality. If no one is part of your  community, you don’t have anyone listening to you, and if there’s no one listening to you, it’s difficult to build brand awareness and deliver ROI, necessary to measure your social media marketing efforts. By being active, publishing engaging content, we will be able to measure, learn , analyze what our reach  reach (how many users are seeing your posts), engaged users (how many users engage with your posts) and our new likes (when and why do you get new followers). Remember to please leave your thoughts Revellers in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Also, you may click on the infographic below to view a larger version

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REVELLERS Opinion: Do you wear the same shoes everyday?

 REVELLERS Opinion: Do you wear the same shoes everyday?

Some people have a large number of pairs of shoes in different styles and colours and yet they tend to gravitate towards the same pair of comfortable shoes everyday while the other pairs languish in the closet. Does this sounds like you ? Do you think it is acceptable to wear the same shoes everyday? This tip that I am about to provide may seem excessive to some. However,  I read somewhere that, once you find a shoe you like, buy a second pair right away. Rotating between two pairs of shoes not only ensures that you have backup of a shoe you like, but it’s better for your feet and legs not to wear the same shoes for running day in and day out for several months. According to Health News Specialist, alternating shoes can help keep your feet limber, says Summers. Plus it’s good to air out shoes every other day to avoid bad smells. (Your significant other will thank you.) So below is a chart to help you make a conscious choice (a.k.a. still be a revelller) when wearing your shoes.

Thanks

DrZ

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REVELLERS Opinion: Living Without Regrets

REVELLERS Opinion:  Living Without Regrets

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Living with no regrets is not rocket science. To be living without regrets, however, self control and self understanding is the only way to achieve this. We all make mistakes and I held grudges in the past  as well that I was not able to let it go. It is when I decided to forgive myself that I was able to move on. Here is my brief summary of what you can do to overcome any regrets and anything else that is holding you back. 

  • Take care of your health: Living healthy is already a source of wealth for the mind and the body. Eat well and you will feel great, you skin will glow and this will show.
  • Make time to do the things you love, work less, laugh and play: Enjoy the things that you dont get to do often, as minimal as it can be, but make sure to indulge in an activity that makes you happy and keep you away from stressing too much.
  • Say what you need to say: One of my best friends, Korean, by the name of Kevin, explained to me that if you care about someone in his culture, you will never hold anything back from them, no matter how bad the truth is. Always Say what you need to say, as it is the best way to deal with issues and try to resolve it right away. Holding your thoughts will hold you back . I therefore live by this rule all the time.
  • Practice mindfulness: Look at situations from another person’s perspective, listen a lot, dont take things personally, make sure to laugh and make the person understand that you care, no matter what the situation can be at that moment.
  • Change your perspective: Be more open to change, open up your mind to new things and new visions
  • Let go of the past: Dont  hold back. anything!
  • Accept the things you can not change: There are some things in life beyond your control. Dont be a control freak!
  • Stop thinking happiness is a future event: Live in the moment, live in the now, make the best day of every day
  • Stop chasing money and material wealth: It sounds cliche but wealth does not buy you happiness
  • Live authentically: stay true to yourself, cause you have to be abel to look at yourself in the mirror and be proud of who you see
  • Take off the mask: Be humble, you can be emotional. Dont always out a mask when talking to people
  • Follow your instincts: Your intuition is right. Listen to it.
  • Practice gratitude: Give thanks daily. To whoever. Make sure you are grateful daily
  • Don’t make your decisions based on fear: Atay calm and think things through before making decisions
  • Love, love love!: What more can i say: Give Love. Get Love Revellers !!
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REVELLERS Opinion: Seven Approaches to Guarantee Success in Africa

 Seven Approaches to Guarantee Success in Africa

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Africa is my home continent and it is a place with the most potential in the world today, as it remains one of the untouched, still undeveloped, part of the world that has not gone through heavy impact from capitalism. Nowadays, many people think that it is about to change. The beautiful continent has 54 diverse countries, and we are all aware to some extent about these unique set of challenges, each country face on their own. However, from recently reading interviews from investors on How we made it in Africa, they all agreed on the fact that “companies cannot copy and paste their business model from elsewhere in the world into Africa”. You can’t operate in Africa the same way as you would in Europe or in the US. “Sub-Saharan Africa is a complex and fragmented market, but there are a minimum of seven strategies to success that any business should consider.”

Take a look at this recap from my readings on seven approaches that will guarantee success in Africa:

1. Do your research before entering the market: Knowing who you dealing with is critical to succeed in Africa, make sure to know your competitors, suppliers, consumers and the operating environment

2. Design products for Africa: The african continent has potential but companies need to  design appropriate products, not cheap products

3. Have your own logistics division: One of the biggest challenges in Africa is to have quality logistics and transport infrastructure.

4.  Look at a payment strategy: Very few people use banking or debit cards.  Therefore, “Think carefully about [payment] strategy because many consumers are unbanked

5. Think about pricing strategies: “A pricing strategy will be so crucial,” as “Income inequality is massive across the region

6. Educating your consumers should be a marketing strategy: One of the most efficient ways to succeed in Africa will be to know that “Branding and advertising strategies are crucial and often have to go hand in hand as education,”

7. Partner with local companies: This last strategy has been by far the most widely cited by investors and heads of multinational companies operating in Africa, thinking about market strategy, partnering with local companies is also crucial, Partnering with a local firm can be hugely helpful towards a company’s expansion into an African country as local partners can provide insight into the local consumer behaviour, have the valuable local networks in place for business, and have the operating or legislative know-how.

Read more about this on How We Made it in Africa

DrZee

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How Has Ottawa Grown in Recent Years

How Has Ottawa Grown in Recent Years

Being in Ottawa for almost a decade now, I grew to gain love for this city. Before Ottawa, I had only lived in major metropolitan cities where fast pace, culture, style and heritage blended well. Ottawa was a bit different. The charm of the city always laid on its simplistic , rather slowed down approach on lifestyle.  Ottawa has always been seen as a city where the youth could not spread their creative wings too far and the conservator mentality was way too strong.  I dont believe in that hype anymore. As the city keeps growing and the number of condos keep rising, the mentality is clearly not the same and the citizens of this capital have been more vocal and active about their ambitions and inner desire to see this city to strive on its own path to ” cool mecca” status. Anyways, we dedicate this post an the traditional values and heritage homes of Ottawa.  We wanted to showcase some sites that I believe, highlight Ottawa’s rich architectural heritage and how the city has grown over the years.

What are some of your favourite neighborhoods in Ottawa? What are some of your most memorable anecdotes? Leave us a comment below

DrZee

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MADE in Canada: Bord-du-Lac House by Henri Cleinge

MADE in Canada: Bord-du-Lac House by Henri Cleinge

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I have always been passionate about architecture. To continue on this new series entitled ” Made in Canada”, we wanted to show you what kind of architecture has been done in Canada in the recent years and the growth in design this country have been seeing.  Today, we are exploring Bord-du-Lac House by Henri Cleinge

The architect named Henri Cleinge , was assigned to design a contemporary addition to a house in Quebec, Canada.

I really love the simplistic yet utilitarian touch that was added to this house. “The original structure once belonged to the Hudson Bay Company and had the main entrance facing the river, where the old road was situated. Over time, a new road was built on the back side of the house, which now became the front.

The program required sheltering four generations: the great grandfather, the grandparents and the children in the old house, and the parents in the addition.”

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REVELLERS Weekly Pack: Thanksgiving Edition 2013

REVELLERS Weekly Pack: Thanksgiving Edition 2013

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Considering that thanksgiving in Canada is at a different time than the US, we are celebrating this weekend, Thanksgiving here in canada. A time for most people to reflect and to spend some quality time with loved ones. Fo those who live in Ottawa, know that most stores are open on Sunday, but closed on Monday. In case you wanted to purchase some groceries, most grocery stores will be closed, except for on Rideau Street, where Loblaws is open from 10am-6pm, and the Metro is open 24 hours.

This week we take a look at the world of fashion and food in this edition of our Weekly pack. So much going on from all fronts. We curated the web to offer you some of the best gifts out there for you to take advantages of.

Proof your phone with these apps here 

Those Who Don’t Jump Will Never Fly here

JOIN THE BIGGEST FOR-GOOD DINNER PARTY IN THE WORLD here

The Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Town #Ottawa here

10 Life Lessons People Should Learn Before They Turn 30 here

6 Tips to Build Your 6-Second Audience on Vine here

Tokyo travel guide: DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA

16 Important Things Kanye West Said on Jimmy Kimmel Last Night here

20 Free ways to Advertise your website here

4 Examples of Excellent Twitter Customer Service here

Tokyo travel guide: DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA here

See you next week Revellers! Bon weekend a Tous

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10 Important Things You Need To Know This Morning

10 Important Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning REVELLERS!

Hope you had a great weekend. Here’s some news to kick-start your Monday:

1. Smarter $100 bill goes into circulation tomorrow here

2. Dogs are People too, with feelings here

3. This movie delivered ‘Gravity’ pulls in $55.6 million for biggest October opening ever here

4. Five myths about House Republicans. Here

5. Nielsen To Reveal Which TV Shows Generate The Most Reach On Twitter here
6. Etsy Is Growing And Profitable But CEO Says He Has No Plans For An IPO here
7. Forget Fashion Week, It’s Golden Week, a look into Chinese National Holiday

8. Africa Calling: Plumes and Prints in Paris Fashion Week here

9. Have you heard of Twine: A Dating Site With No Faces here

10. Fashion finance: Start-up funding proceeds with fits and starts here

DrZ

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BIKING AND CYCLING

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BIKING AND CYCLING

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The benefits of biking and cycling are fairly unique. Think about it for a second. You won’t be spending much money while doing it so it will not break your bank.  Among other things, it is incredibly easy to learn and start a cycling habit. One part that I also love, is that, it’s green. This  infographic here will show you all you need to know to get started or to simply keep going using a bicycle in this excellent infographic from graphic designer Laura Culhane posted at greatist.com.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The World’s Best Places for Photography

INFOGRAPHIC: The World’s Best Places for Photography

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You guessed it right. It is time to travel with your digital camera to discover and shoot the most amazing places around the world. Photography is indeed a skill, an art and a hobby that goes hand in hand with travel. Not because we all have cameras on our cellphones means that we have to only use that to capture our memories. For some,  it’s the sole motivation to travel, for others it’s a means to record memories of a meaningful experience or simply a way to share their encounters. It is true that certain places attract photographers like magnets attract iron filings; we are drawn to them without quite knowing why. Nor do we absolutely have to know. Anyways, check out this infographic showing places that aren’t overdone but are still breathtaking.

Leave us some thoughts below

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REVELLERS ESSENTIALS: Mr Porter for Men

REVELLERS ESSENTIALS: Mr Porter

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This is one of those iconic brands that will just never fade. Most of their clothes are impeccable and cater to the business man, lawyers, traders, investors and not the fashionista. The e-tailer Mr Porter offers a myriad assortment of top luxury labels — The online platform dedicated to men’s fashion, mrporter.com, has recently decided to expand its e-boutique with a selection of products designed for masculine skin, hair and body care. Also, recently, Mr Porter that used to offer watches from the lower end of the category’s price scale, with most under $600 and topping out at $2,200, will start to change as Mr Porter begins selling Bremont watches, with models priced from $4,250 to $6,395.  Class at its finest. The mix includes high-fashion lines such as Alexander McQueen and Balmain, traditional brands like Brooks Brothers and shoemaker John Lobb, and more casual sportswear, including J. Crew.

As at Net-a-Porter, deliveries from Mr Porter arrives lushly packaged in tissue paper and a box, all inside a trademark black-and-white paper bag. Mr Porter made sure to invest in a handwriting font inspired by Francis Bacon’s penmanship that will be used to put each customer’s name on the packaging.

Visit their page here

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REVELLERS Inspiration – September 2013

REVELLERS Inspiration – September 2013

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Once again this month, lets indulge into some of the findings that shaped our creative process. Designing two websites for a major client was challenging, finding work-balance stability was even harder. Take a look at what inspired us throughout the last month that coincided with the start of the Fall season, in this Revellers Inspiration- edition September 2013 .

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