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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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Rise and grind… The dream is free but the hustle sold separately

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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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Rise and grind… The dream is free but the hustle sold separately

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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

Rise and grind… The dream is free but the hustle sold separately

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Website: SOR

Facebook: Society of Revellers 

Twitter: SoRevellers

Instagram: SoRevellers

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OPINION: Should Men Get Manicures and Pedicures?

 OPINION: Should Men Get Manicures and Pedicures?

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I was never sure whether or not there were rules when it comes to manicure and pedicure. As a reveller, I do believe that its nice to feel pampered every once and awhile. Working in a creative world and doing long hours a week  require some relaxation form time to time. And this is it, when I have some time to spare–I wanna feel relaxed.  I recently went and got a manicure and pedicure. I don’t believe in putting any polish (even clear polish ) on my toenails and my fingernails.  From my personal experience, ladies that I have been with in the past have always thought that it is wonderful for a man to take care of his hands and feet.   I also know that many women don’t care for perfectly manicured nails on men either, but do like them neatly clipped and clean. Overall, pedicures are definitely a good idea in my belief ! Feet feel much better, and I might say smell a lot better, if they are properly looked after. Think how hard our feet work for us, the distances they carry us, sometimes in shoes that don’t help at all. Give them a little TLC (Tender Loving Care). So it made me think, what do my fellow revellers others think of this practice? What do you think of men getting manicures? What about pedicures? Is it still taboo in 2013?

 

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My Purple Lime x Society of Revellers Partnership

My Purple Lime x Society of Revellers Partnership

Having a strong team is important and here at Society of Revellers, we want to make sure that all our teams feel valued the same way. We have been doing a lot of graphic collaboration with MyPurple lime and working closely with its founder, Ryan Clarke. We have done work on BioMedical Group, Raffi Taxi, Sedan on Demand and recently n the 3 Dreads project.

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Be on the look out for more collaborations and a few surprises by the end of the year.

Check out their newly redesigned page, www.mypurplelime.com

Thank you from Society of Revellers

Thank you for being an important part of the Society of Revellers Web Agency initiative! This full-service Digital Marketing and Strategy agency has been serving small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the city of Ottawa and Europe for a few years now.

Your authentic actual voice can be heard as we help you communicate effectively with cross cultural communities full of consumers and business owners

New “Society of Revellers Web Agency” Features for the New Year include:

strategy and execution for all emerging and web-based media

Everything has moved to the internet, so we have developed new ways to expand your advertising by using all new platforms.

Our main goal is to offer you with tools that will connect local businesses with consumers using methods that will increase your visibility and engagement on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn as well as other online networks.

As a business owner, you will have the peace of mind that online advertising doesn’t replace the conventional one, but instead provide efficient, new convenient ways for your business to stay in front of their most loyal shoppers and attract new ones. 

Society of Revellers Web Agency will convey insight on new technologies and how companies can capitalize on just-in-time marketing and impact the way their business communicate with their customers.

By using our own unique technology, we keep track of your social awareness by setting up alerts that will help you leverage the market knowledge, diversity and creative skills of our team. Our campaign demonstrates how effective the two-way, one-to-one approach social media offers can make a compelling way to connect emotionally and authentically with consumers.

55 fonts to boost your graphic design without spending more

55 fonts to boost your graphic design without spending more

Typography isn’t just about correspondence; it can also add subtle references to the message you’re trying to convey. Many books have been written on the subject and Society of Revellers can t mention enough that in the world of typography and type design, keeping things simple is most times, the best alternatives.

Check out the best free fonts for designers that we have used for various works for different clients:

 http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/best-free-fonts-for-designers-1233380

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What is the Best Time To Send Email: [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is the Best Time to Send Email [Infographic]

Get Response.com did an analys of 21 million messages sent from US accounts in the 1st quarter of 2012 to determine top open and click-through times. After anazlysing the recipients’ top engagement times, they came up with the thesis that sending times matter, and message results depend on reader engagement routines, not just a little but a lot.

 

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