Stuart Hall, 47, a digital marketing professional lives with his partner Shirley Prudencio, 46, an accountant, in a former Cotton Mill converted apartment in Leicester. To help pay for their holidays, they’ve decided to rent their home out whilst they are away.
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There you go. What do you think? Certainly the only one of the bunch I have any understanding of is onefinestay, the self-styled ‘unhotel’. It’s a bit of a shame onefinestay didn’t hire my lovely Shirley as their accountant, when she applied to work there recently, as I might have been able to contribute a few helpful ideas for free! Not to mention the fact she helped Harrow Green Group sell successfully to Restore plc last year. Instead, she’s landed a contract job at another +£100m revenue startup, called River Island. It was set up in 1948 by Bernard Lewis who “started selling fruit and vegetables, and then knitting wool from a Nazi-Luftwaffe bombed-out site in the East End of London”. There’s no pulling the wool over your eyes, is there?
And many thanks to Sony EU for training me on understanding performance marketing. It should prove invaluable in startup marketing, where its key to the success or failure of new entrepreneurial and creative ventures!
A point worth making about MacGuffin that sets it apart from the normal movie review is that its designed for ppl who love movie trivia who spot trivia and want to share that trivia. For eg in the famous action film North by Northwest my MacGuffin spot is that Cary Grant stays in the Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago (now called The Public Chicago Hotel), as I have by… Continue reading
“The Secretary of State grants licences to exhume buried human remains under Section 25 of the Burial Act 1857. Around 200 licences are issued each year for archaeological purposes.
“On 3 September 2012 the Ministry of Justice granted a licence to Leicester University to exhume human remains found during the excavation of a Leicester car park. The excavation was primarily to investigate a Franciscan friary but also to locate the… Continue reading
Two connected questions for any #startup (1) what customer need does your product meet? (2) what’s your secret sauce in meeting that need?
I know the answers to both questions for the MacGuffin app for example. As MacGuffin is not simply for movie reviews, it’s for self-expression, it’s designed to enable people to share their feelings directly after watching a movie in a direct accessible way.
And connected… Continue reading
Hi Stuart G. Hall
6 users unfollowed you today:
There’s a great blog post from Seth Godin, The opposite of ‘defenseless’ which concludes with the radical sounding thought: “Defenseless is the best choice for those seeking to grow.” I couldn’t agree more, except for one thing, in reality maybe life doesn’t work like that?
I know what I’m talking about, I’ve used that method to grow. So while in abstract it’s true, in reality if you follow… Continue reading
Vision: a mobile app to inspire people to easily and simply create a short video of their experience after watching a movie/film.
Aim: the aim of this project is to discover whether the concept and the MVP created with developer used to test that… Continue reading
My comment in The Independent today:
“It’s not quite correct that the Battle of Bosworth, where Richard III was slain, brought to a close the Wars of the Roses. Two years later at the Battle of Stoke Field in 1487 the Yorkists fought their last stand. The two battlefields are 44.6 miles or so from each other. This