As people spend less time in traditional communities, they’re seeking connections beyond religion and family. Memberships with organisations or brands can create loyalty and boost revenues, but the reasons to join Scientology or Sainsbury’s are vastly different. So why do people become members?
Luxury is a nuanced concept, complicated by trade-offs between exclusivity and accessibility, quality and affordability. Straddling this line is even harder nowadays, but luxury vodka brand Grey Goose think it’s cracked it with Le Club Goose. How is it re-establishing exclusivity in a digital era?
People want their minds blown, and in the search for secular spirituality, they want to feel ‘part of something’, too. Boutique cycling studio SoulCycle provides a replenishing fitness experience that will empower your body, mind and spirit.
Supportive online beauty communities like How to be a Redhead are changing how young women see themselves and the products they buy. With over 100,000 followers and major brands queuing up for the 'Redhead Friendly' rating, could this be the most successful beauty tribe of all?
A gym just for women may seem like the ultimate inclusive workout; a safe place for women to sweat together. But 45 Grand, a new fitness studio from Nike just for girls, offers the most exclusive work out yet. It’s by appointment only and your workout is personalised to you.
Anyone who’s seen an American college movie is familiar with the stereotypical frat boy; excessive boozing, scantily clad sorority girls and fierce camaraderie define him. It’s nostalgia for such ‘bromance’ culture which is the driving force behind San Francisco-based shorts brand Chubbies. But how did these tiny shorts manage to unite a ‘bro’-based style cult?
Nearly 60% of UK women have a Boots Advantage Card, earning points whenever they stock up on shampoo. Its companion app uses the mass of data collected via the loyalty scheme to display in-store offers tailored to each customer. But is this use of data met with open arms?
The UK’s supermarkets are at war. With each chain jostling for space in a market predicted to be worth £203 billion by 2019, Waitrose’s Pick Your Own Offers scheme aims to grow the brand’s share with customisable discounts. But is it enough to win the battle for supermarket loyalty?
Women looking for a post-work watering hole can sometimes feel stuck between expensive restaurants and noisy bars full of sports fans and rowdy drinkers. Where to go for casual drinks without the faff of reservations or unwanted attention? Starbucks Evenings, a classy new drinks and snacks option, could be the answer.