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  1. Jan 2022
    1. So what is the “feature-benefit model” that the brand called You offers? Do you deliver your work on time, every time? Your internal or external customer gets dependable, reliable service that meets its strategic needs. Do you anticipate and solve problems before they become crises? Your client saves money and headaches just by having you on the team. Do you always complete your projects within the allotted budget?

      This is capitalistic thinking applied to self-actualization and worth. 'Branding' yourself is making yourself a corporation, using corporate as a model. Building individualistic tendencies, 'your own lane, where no one else's matters'. This is how you get ahead in a capitalistic world.

  2. Dec 2021
    1. The news outlet Business of Fashion wrote that the Gala “has earned a place amongst top-tier events like the Oscars and fashion businesses are harnessing the wattage of the annual spectacle to promote their own products and agendas”. Hence, previous sponsors of the Met’s bonanza have included designers like Gucci and Versace. But in more recent years they have come to include tech companies like Apple and Amazon.
    1. The Costume Institute is the only curatorial department responsible for funding itself, and it does so with ease.
    2. Brands that are firmly outside the fashion industry can still capitalize on the gala. For instance, IBM Watson made headlines last year by collaborating with Marchesa on a “smart dress” worn by Karolina Kurkova.
    3. Despite these restrictions, brands still decide it’s worth the high price of admission. “Exclusivity amps up the night. There’s this element of voyeurism, seeing who is in and who is out,” Stone says. “Even for just those few hours, the designers, celebrities and brands get highlighted.” The consumers that brands are targeting obviously can’t afford the outfits on the red carpet, such as Rihanna’s renowned Guo Pei gown, which took two years to make. According to Au, many labels use the exposure to create goodwill for their off-the-rack collections. “These runway collections are a marketing investment, not a profit driver,” he says. “They create demand for the more affordable, mass-market lines of the brand. It’s a powerful halo strategy.”