Saturday, 25 June 2011


I am always on the lookout for different tips on marketing and social media marketing.  Sarah from Activ WebDesign give me an interesting fact/tip during the week and thought I would share it with you all.  

Studies conducted by online research analysts have shown that the best days to perform your e-mail marketing is Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  On Mondays, everyone is recovering from a hectic weekend. On Thursday and Friday, people are already too busy looking forward to the weekend.  Best results were achieved when sending out e-mails between 2-3pm on a Wednesday.

Feel free to leave a tip or comment on something that has worked for you :)

Over and out!

Friday, 17 June 2011

A wonderful start!

Hi ,
Well I just wanted to briefly update you on another Fashion Show I did last Sunday (12th June). In contrast to the last Fashion Show at RGU University, Aberdeen, this one was not so big however it was no less eye-catching. In fact, I will be bold here and say that the clothes at the Asian Fashion Show were more exquisite, even more desirable and unique.  There were outfits for special occassions and bridal wear, all in sumptious materials and colours. Unfortunately I do not have any photos yet of the outfits :(

As many of you may know, I have a passion for helping others less fortunate than myself (the whole raison-etre for Con-fused Arts) and this event was no exception!  The Fashion Show was in aid of raising funds and awareness for Mashal Trust which was started up in April 2010. It was great to get some background information into why Mashal Trust was started up and what is planned for the future.  Mashal Trust are very serious about educating those in need and particularly underprivileged servants' children. The pilot school which started in Lahore is called Mashraq School. You can find out more by clicking this link.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Fashion, Champagne, Music.......

Con-fused Arts stall at RGU Wonderland Fashion Show
Alas, no the title is not a description of my everyday life - in fact far from it! But it WAS the description of the evening of Friday 27th May at RGU Wonderland Fashion Show.  It was great to see so many fashionistas, poshed up for a great night out.  Food was yummy, decadent canapes washed down with a drop of fizz. Music was provided by Kate Dunn and the Redunndants and Druminaboot (African Drumming Group).  Both Kate Dunn and Magi of Druminaboot LOVED our Con-fused Arts jewellery and even bought separate pieces. 

The clothes and models looked fabulous, even better the RGU Show's programme listed each model and which shop the clothes came from. Easy peasy!  As always, I loved meeting new people and chatting about Fair Trade and what Con-fused Arts had to offer.  We definitely listen to our customers and after talking to one customer who was very interested in African inspired jewellery, I came back and ordered several new Fair Trade pieces of jewellery, all HANDMADE in KENYA! Check out our Face Book page ( and LIKE US for a sneaky peek of our new African Jewellery.

Thanks to everyone who made the evening very enjoyable and I look forward to the next event. Oh and well done to the students who raised over £9000 for the Archie Foundation! :)