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Fun Opens Wallets

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments · GSOH, Small Companies

The Alamo Drafthouse, a cinema in Austin, Texas, know that they’re in the entertainment industry. From time to time they have what they call ‘Signature Events’. These events include ‘Renegade Karaoke’: …and a secret world-premiere of the new Star Trek film: There’s more info over on the Church of the Customer Blog but here’s the [...]

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Lovely April Fools

April 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · GSOH, MOO, Special Occasions

Here’s a quick selection of yesterday’s April Fools banter from various lovely companies: The Guardian will be published exclusively on Twitter MOO announce the SUPER ECO FRIENDLY Business Card. Simply paint a business card you’ve been given by someone else then stick new letters on! President Obama visits Fruit Towers Google’s latest product – CADIE [...]

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Campaign Monitor: Giving back to the web community

March 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Community, GSOH, Small Companies

Email marketing is now quite a crowded market with hundreds of companies touting their various solutions. However one company that has consistently floated to the top of the pack for the last few years is Campaign Monitor. They describe themselves as “email marketing software for designers” and count many lovely companies, such as MOO and [...]

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How to react to your website getting hacked

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People, Special Occasions

One of the scariest things that can happen to anyone with a website is to see it get hacked. A few weeks ago a site called Corkd.com, run by Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV, was hacked into, a story which made the front page of TechCrunch. In a flash, Gary was on the scene [...]

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Innocent Mistake

December 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · GSOH, Innocent

Here’s a little gem spotted on the innocent blog a couple of weeks ago. This is the main door of Fruit Towers. “Looks innocent enough” – you might think (sorry). But every night when Ted has to leave the office it he gets ‘the fear’. Click here to find out what on earth I’m on [...]

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Lovely Company: Pants To Poverty

December 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ethics, GSOH, Small Companies, Sustainability

Our friends at Eco Fashion Junkies recently interviewed Ben from Pants To Poverty. Watch the pun-tastic interview below to find out more about this awesome new underwear brand: Ben discusses how they use a “golden supply chain” in which each link is as ethical as possible right from “grape to groin, from cotton to bottom”! [...]

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Credit Crunch? We Need Natalie Portman

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People

The global economy is in tatters. Companies – including those once considered ‘too big to fail’ – are going bust left, right and centre. Personal insolvencies have skyrocketed. The credit crunch is affecting everybody. But panic not dear reader! Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones have the solution to the world’s problems. No small claim, you [...]

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Are You Doing The Green Thing?

December 6th, 2008 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People, Sustainability

I first came across The Green Thing when I realised that one of the co-founders of Zopa – James Alexander – was involved. (James appeared on LovelyCompanies.com a while ago here.) Here’s a video explaining the project in a little more detail: Meet Green Thing from Green Thing on Vimeo. Bonus video Here is Andy [...]

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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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Lovely Dave McClure

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments · GSOH, Lovely People, Non profit

Behind lovely companies there are lovely people… Dave McClure is a Silicon Valley veteran with a remarkable sense of humour. He’s been in the Valley for over 20 years, in which time he has started his own companies and worked for some big names including a pre-IPO Paypal. He’s now an advisor and angel investor [...]

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April Fools

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments · GSOH, MOO

Some people have no time for April Fools but for most it’s harmless fun. A selection of goodies cropped up across the internet including: MOO announce their latest product: the MightyCard Google and Virgin partnering to launch Mars mission Project Virgle YouTube rickrolling all visitors to the front page The Smosh boys claiming they were [...]

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