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Entries from November 29th, 2008

Mobuzz *Not* Saved By The Community!

November 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Fundraising, Small Companies

When Mobuzz ran out of cash a few weeks ago and turned to the community to save it – we gamely pitched in our €5!  They never made their fundraising target of €120k but did manage to raise a remarkable €33k which the founders thought would be enough to accelerate negotiations with advertisers and keep [...]

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LovelyPoll: The Results!

November 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Updates

In case you haven’t checked out the results out for yourself, here’s a breakdown of how you voted in the poll we ran to find your favourite lovely company. The winner by a clear margin was smoothy maker innocent drinks who managed to get 118 votes (a whopping 45% share of the votes)!  In second [...]

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Poll Update: 250 votes and 24 Hours Left!

November 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Updates

The LovelyCompanies.com poll to find our readers’ favourite lovely company has been a huge hit so far! Over 250 votes have already been cast and there’s still time left… There are just under 24 hours left before the poll closes at 6pm (GMT) on Friday. That’s easily enough time for one last rally to push [...]

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T-Mobile’s Customer Delight Day

November 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies

Here’s some classic lovely company material (spotted this weekend on CrunchGear ). Last Saturday T-Mobile had a ‘Customer Delight Day’. T-Mobile customers could drop in to any T-Mobile store and claim 100 free minutes or – if they brought a friend along – they could get 200 free minutes! I assume this offer was USA [...]

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Special Offer at MOO

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies

Here’s a little tip for you: there’s free shipping over at MOO.com on all orders over $100 / £50 / €70 until the end of November. Now would be a great time to stock up on Christmas cards and Mosaic Frames (pictured) which make delightful pressies! Also, if you’re a MOO fan then please vote [...]

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Vote For Your Favourite Lovely Company!

November 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · On Loveliness, Special Occasions, Updates

Today, on our nine month anniversary, we’d like to put it to you: what is your favourite lovely company? Since February 14th (Valentine’s day), we’ve written about many of the lovely things that companies have been up to. Now it’s your turn to vote on your favourite company! Once you’ve voted, spread the word far [...]

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The Paradox Of Choice

November 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments · On Loveliness

Barry Schwartz’s brilliant TED talk (embedded below) has some fascinating implications. He argues that delightful experiences are becoming scarcer as we come to expect perfection in so many aspects of our lives. He argues that the secret to happiness is to lower our expectations. Does that mean that in documenting lovely companies, I am raising [...]

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Mobuzz Saved By The Community!

November 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Fundraising, Small Companies

Last week the founders of Mobuzz released a video asking their viewers to pitch in and help save the company.  They were asking for contributions of €5 to ease the company’s cash flow crisis. Mobuzz has now collected €33k – a long way off the €120k they were hoping to raise – but they say [...]

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MOO Caption Competition – Buy The Winning Cards!

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies, Special Occasions

We spotted some time ago that MOO were running a little Christmas caption competition. Recently, they announced the winners over on the MOO blog and released a special pack of cards with all the winning captions which you can buy here. Unfortunately our entry into the competition didn’t get us very far but some of [...]

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Can The Community Save Mobuzz?

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Fundraising, Small Companies

Mobuzz, a company that produces a daily round up of tech news in three languages, are having a cash flow crisis and they’re turning to their community for help! A video plea from the founders (embedded below) is on the homepage of the site asking for donations of €5. The company needs to raise €120k [...]

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FundItFrog.com launches!

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Affiliates, Facebook, Small Companies

Until now FundItFrog – the service we covered earlier that raises money for charity as you shop online – has only been available as a Facebook app.  However the service recently launched as a standalone website: click here to check it out! Congratulations to Geoff Hughes, the chap behind FundItFrog, on the launch!  Here’s hoping [...]

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Four Lovely Halloween Celebrations

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Big Companies, Google, GSOH, Small Companies, Special Occasions

Historically there isn’t anything lovely about Halloween.  However in recent years, for most people, it has become a fun festival to celebrate with food, fancy dress, friends and family. Many companies celebrate Halloween too.  Here’s our pick of this year’s bunch. 1. Google often update their homepage logo for Halloween and this year was no [...]

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Freed Win Local Press Coverage

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

Freed Fashion, a company we profiled earlier, have landed a full page article in their local newspaper the Hexham Courant complete with lots of pictures – click here to check it out!  This is a great win for any small company so congratulations to all the team! Here’s hoping it raises awareness, brings some more [...]

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