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Episode Info: Lana Hopkins is the founder of an amazing retail experience called Mon Purse. An online and offline personalised luxury handbag and leather goods business called Mon Purse which has absolutely exploded over the past 12-months. After being frustrated by not being able to find the perfect handbag in Sydney, Lara went to a 'build a bear' workshop which allowed you to create a completely customised teddy bear. Lana thought why not create the same thing for handbags. Mon Purse is a personalised luxury handbag and leather goods business that basically allows you to make a handbag or wallet from scratch. You choose the leathers, colours, linings, metal details and so on. It then gets manufactured in Europe and shipped to anywhere in the world. We cover a lot of marketing ground in this chat including: Where the idea came from and more importantly, how the idea turned into a business How she did $1 Million in the first 3 months How Lana has established distribution in Myers, Selfridges and Bloomingdales Why she never does sales or discounts How she avoids overwhelm as the business grows exponentially Also In this episode of your favourite marketing podcast...  I share another low cost marketing idea for you to implement immediately in our new segment lovingly called What Have You Got To Lose? And we go back into the SBBM vault, revisiting a past episode in which I caught up with past YouTube star now turned New York restaurant Daniel Delany. Yep, you guessed it, another big episode, so let's get stuck, right in.     EPISODE TIMELINE   00:00  Two marketing insights00:57  Teaser01:41  Welcome & overview05:46  Today’s guest introduction - Lana Hopkins07:10  Interview with Lana Hopkins45:33  Insights into WebCentral & Key Person of Influence48:17  My Top 3 Attention Grabbers from my chat with Lana Hopkins49:54  What Have You Got To Lose?54:00  Wrap-up and an insight in to both a past guest & next week’s guest    MY TOP 3 MARKETING ATTENTION GRABBERS   Uncomplicate the complicated. Complicating things is easy. I found this when writing my book - The Boomerang Effect. It was easy to be verbose and wordy. So I spent a huge amount of time removing words and sentences until I felt that the key point of each chapter was shining through. Simplifying things takes work and courage, but always pays off. The Mon Gallery. I love it when businesses create their own language. Avoiding the word shop or store and calling the Mon Purse bricks and mortar retail presence a Gallery, gives the brand a certain je ne sais quoi! I’ve done this with The Small Business Big Marketing Club - which, whilst at the heart of it is a Forum, as a Member of the Club you get so much more - and it’s much more interesting to be part of a Club, right? Impossible is nothing. What a brilliant attitude. It certainly applies to your marketing too. I see too many business owners with limiting beliefs around creating effective marketing. “It’s too compl...
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