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Month: September 2007

“Shopwatch – Telegraph” covers the new House of Fraser website

I’ve been working for the last few months with the team at House of Fraser to launch a transactional website. It’s been a very interesting experience with a range of partners and suppliers – more on this in a future post.

For the meantime however it’s starting to get some coverage and this is from the Telegraph’s “Shopwatch” roundup:

At long, long last House of Fraser has finally launched an online store.

From beauty to high-fashion, travel to electrical they are a one-stop haven for the insanely busy and with such a sleek and sophisticated new look, they are bound to attract a more varied clientele.

Womenswear brands range from Nougat to French Connection, whilst children’s and men’s wear have also been incorporated.

Standard delivery charges start from �4, with next day delivery costing �7, and with 61 stores alone throughout the UK and Ireland you’re bound to be spoilt for choice.

Invitation: – Innovation Forum: Walking the talk

“Walking the talk: increasing innovation in the media sector” is the title and the event has a challenge to media industry folk:

Is the media industry innovative, and how can we increase innovation in media? While innovation is extensively discussed in the media, media innovation today increasingly comes from outside the industry.

Come to the event and participate in the debate.

This is the latest in the Innovation Forum series, programmed by Nico Macdonald (with whom I’m working on the Future Media Summit activities).

Registration is open.

More information on the Innovation Forum programme at the website.

Job vacancy: Web Editor, | Job Listings |

We’re hiring again at Internet Retailing 🙂

Job Description
Our readers say we’re good but our ambition’s to be even better. Our growth is allowing us to appoint a dedicated Web Editor for our newly expanded web portal (being released at the end of September).

We require someone who has the experience and panache to turn our portal into the main gateway for the Internet Retailing sector.

Initially this is a part time role with a commitment of 8-12 hours/week, spread over the working week, focused on two email newsletters per week.

This position is not office-based and so geography is not an issue provided that you can make regular publishing meetings in London.

More details on the ad page, but mail me if you’ve questions or would like to apply.

No agencies, btw, means “no agencies”. Thanks 🙂

Sienna Miller to save planet by ‘taking less (sic) baths’

Design and Society: Celebrity worship isn’t restricted to ‘low-brow’ media

Heh – gloriously tart-yet-restrained review by Nico Macdonald on Sienna Miller’s appearance on the Today programme. A deft swipe at celebrity vapidity, unchallenging interviewing and the content-free orthodoxies around ‘carbonanitification’ discussions. I won’t quote it – just have a read 🙂