Wonderful meeting at CVS Corporate with our buyers for brand reviews. CVS Pharmacy is currently the largest pharmacy chain in the United States with over 9,600 locations as of 2016.
Category: Client News
Love working with Houzz to place our Clients! Houzz has become the biggest residential remodeling community online and has grown to over 40 million monthly unique users and over 1 million active home professionals globally. Houzz has focused on the needs of homeowners and home professionals.
We love our buyers at Zulily.com and always enjoy seeing our Clients on their site. The company is including some established brands in addition to the emerging brands. In August 2015, Zulily was purchased by Liberty Interactive’s QVC division for $2.6 billion.
Enjoyed our time with our buyers at Gilt in NYC! On January 7, 2016, Gilt Groupe announced its acquisition by Hudson’s Bay Company, owner of luxury department store chains Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue for $250 million.
We always love visiting Bed Bath & Beyond corporate…they have some of our favorite retail buyers. We love discussing, presenting, planning and generating POs for our Clients in our Channel Management Division.
Check out our Client Laceez on Kickstarter to learn more about these fun and simpleÂ no tie shoelaces. With Laceez, your childâ€™s sneaker instantly becomes a slip-on they will love.Â Simply put the laces through the bottom of the shoelace holes as if you are lacing a regular shoe with a typical shoelace, then when you get to the last two holes (eyelets) on the left and right side of your shoe, theÂ metal T-ends secure inside or outside.Â The elastic lace is designed to give shoes a comfy fit while eliminating the need for tying and untying shoes.
Shoelaces can be inconvenient for kids, elderly, those with disabilities, or people who just like slipping on their shoes and goingâ€¦ so really all of us! Laceez no-tie elastic shoelaces provide that slip-on convenience. Find out how you can support Laceez and learn about their upcoming line for adults on their Kickstarter page!
Children Inspire Design is an art based product line of modern, eco-friendly and culturally diverse wall art, wall cards, maps and posters for children, full of whimsy, and designed to help children learn compassion for our earth and all who inhabit it.
Children Inspire Design is offering a FREE DIY Global Family project to encourage and enableÂ parentsÂ to use compassion to talk theirÂ children about the refugee crisis. The DIY printable, which includes a world map + cut out images, is a tool to help parents to start talking to children about families around the world, so that they can process the facts and perhaps find a common connection to refugee families.
Check it out at the Children Inspire Design Blog!
We were honored to be a part ofÂ Generation Rescueâ€™s A Night of Hope eventÂ supporting families affected by autism. The event, hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, raised close to $250,000 for Generation Rescue.
Our Clients Play Again Now and Snug Vest wereÂ sponsors of the event, while our Clients VooChic, U-Lace, Ruggable, Chalk Ink, Mother Trucker & Co., Beth Quinn Designs, and Pevonia provided exclusive gifts.
Generation Rescue is the leading national non-profit organization providing hope, support, and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism. To learn more or support the cause, visit generationrescue.org!
At ChicExecs, we are very thankful to partner with talented and passionate entrepreneurs!Â We look forward to traveling alongside of themÂ to “change the game” and make a difference in 2015! Each week we will introduce you to a gameÂ changing client and share a bit about their brand’s story: how they got started, what inspires them, and how they make a difference.
Today we’d like to introduce you to our first Game Changer of the Week, our Client,Â Elephants on the Wall.
Elephants on the Wall provides paint-by-number wall murals that you simply tape, trace and paint.Â It is a do-it-yourself project to be proud of.
Southern California award-winning designer and creator of Elephants on the Wall, Patti Newton, is more than an entrepreneur. She is the keeper of whimsy and delight for childrenâ€™s wall murals.Â Since 2005, Pattiâ€™s murals have given youngsters something to dream about when they shut their bedroom doors and watch their personal space come alive.Â As a former designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, she designed themed signage and graphics, seen all around the world.
How did her idea come about? During a visit with her twin grandchildren in Hawaii, she was asked to work on an unfinished paint-by-number wall mural in the childrenâ€™s room. Once she started painting the mural, she began modifying the characters more and more for more accuracy and cuteness. After she finished her masterpiece with much improved characters, her son, Scott, asked, â€œWhy donâ€™t you do this?â€Â It didnâ€™t take long for Patti to realize there was a need for her skills and that she was good at envisioning what parents and children really want in a wall mural. So, six months later, Elephants on the Wall was born.
Patti loves the difference that her work allows her to make in the loves of others.
“I love designing. That is definitely my happy place, but I also want to make a difference in the world too. When I came across the idea of designing Paint-by-Number wall murals â€“ I was in heaven! The medium fit my design style perfectly. I knew I had to do it. But even after designing, producing and selling tons of murals, with lots of very happy customers, I just wasnâ€™t sure I was making a big enough difference. Then I came across this quote:Â â€œI alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.â€ – Mother Teresa
Now I know I have been making a BIG difference all along and all around the world! And I am reminded of it every time a customer sends in a testimonial telling us how their little one now likes going to bed because he loves his room so much, or how he loves to talk to the animals and has given names to them. Or when a customer is SO happy because they arenâ€™t artistic, but they did such a great job on the mural that their friends think she had a professional paint the mural!”
Eager to bring some joy and happiness to the lives of children, Elephants On The Wall has donated paint-by-number wall murals to Arcadia Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Unit, LA County USC Medical Center, Five Acres: a child and family services agency,Â and to an orphanage in Haiti.
Find out more about Patti and Elephants on the Wall Â atÂ www.elephantsonthewall.com.
Be sure to check back next week for another #gamechanger.