Hot Topic offers a countless collection of cultural items as well as accessories and clothing aimed at a younger market segment. This first starts with the former CEO Betsy McLaughlin who believes that the culture at Hot Topic is based on a passion for a concept. For Hot Topic, that passion is music, and for Torrid, it is fashion. This is what makes Hot Topic as successful as a retailer. What makes them so popular with their employees is there ability to connect their employees to the crowd or customer in which they sell to. Hot Topics employees’ average age is around 25 years of age. This is the age range that is into trends and innovative styles. Employees are fiercely loyal to the firm as a result of the great working environment where they feel they can “fit in” and be appreciated for what they contribute to the organization. One example of how Hot Topic encourages fitting in is its “concert reimbursement” program. Employees can attend a concert and bring someone with them, fill out an expense report, and be reimbursed for the cost of their tickets. The only requirement for this benefit is to submit a “fashion report.” The culture also values collaboration, open communication, and empowerment, and is perpetuated by a lack of walls and doors in the corporate headquarters. Everyone works in one big room and shares space, taking emphasis off hierarchy and promoting collaboration and open communication. Hot Topics can keep their success going because of their involvement with the community and their social responsibilities. At Hot Topic, Inc. they recognize the importance of providing their customers with products that have been produced in a legal and socially responsible manner. So, in addition to requiring compliance with applicable local and federal laws, they require all manufacturers and product providers to agree to adhere to strict standards for the production of the merchandise we sell. These are the minimum standards by which they expect each manufacturer and product provider to conduct business with them, and they are founded on the principle that all individuals are owed dignity and respect. The standards…
BIOL 485A - Hot Topics in Disease Prevention: From single cells to global health
Donald Hopkins, MD, MPH:
Public Health Measures for Prevention and Control of AIDS
Questions for Paper Summary 3
1. What public health measures are being described in this article?
The main public health measures Dr.Hopkins addresses in this article are: Surveillance, Strategy, and Operation.
Briefly discuss each of these measures.
Survellience and Assesment of population health and promote…
When writing a analytical essay, there are many different topics that you can discuss. When discussing these topics, you must explain in detail, using supporting quotes and examples to help prove your point. It must include a thesis that concisely sums up your view point and mentions all three of your arguments. It must also include a conclusion which helps summarize and recap all of the arguments that you supported. Do not restate all of your evidence here; people have already read those in the…
variety of greenhouse gasses such as fossil fuels from cars, factories and electric power plants have all been a major production of these gasses. According to a book called Hot Topic by Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King states that, globally, nine billion tons of C02 per year have been used by buildings alone (Hot Topic, pg.97). Further research concludes that Carbon dioxide has been the main factor creating a problem with the fluctuating changes in climate. Other gases include methane emitted…
Mesoamerican chocolate is pure cocoa – bitter, really bitter stuff. In fact, the word chocolate comes from the Niahuatl word “xocolatl” which means “bitter water”. So if you’re thinking that the Mayan doomsday people sat around laughing and drinking sweet hot chocolate, well… it’s more likely they’d be sitting around drinking a bitter, foamy cocoa flavored beer, disgusting right.
How chocolate came to be the popular sweet item we taste today was when it was mixed with several ingredients early European…
| d. | places where people can inspect goods and services carefully. |
11. | If the price of a hot dog is $2 and the price of a hamburger is $4: |
| a. | the relative price of a hamburger is 1/2 of a hot dog. |
| b. | the money price of a hot dog is 2 hamburgers. |
| c. | the relative price of a hot dog is 1/2 of a hamburger. |
| d. | the money price of a hamburger is 2 hot dogs. |
12. | Which of the following influences people's buying plans and varies moving alonga demand…
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Name: Yuanqing Li Date: 06/02/2013
Number of article: 1 Title: Hot Stuff
Briefly state the main idea of this article:
This article shows that in the dramatic economic and social changes of the last decade have forced today’s companies to make change on the way they do the marketing. The author made eight examples about how to make these…
What makes Hot Topic so successful as a retailer? What makes them so popular with their employees? How can they keep their success going?
Hot Topic is a successful retailer because "the culture is based on a passion for a concept." The passion that drives the company is shared throughout all levels and positions. Music is the passion and it inspires everything from design of the stores to the hiring of an employee. According to www.merriam-webster.com passion is defined as "a strong liking or…
The inspiration for our initial hypothesis was improved packaging to be more ascetically pleasing so that the Hot N’ Ready product would standout in what we saw as a crowded market. Our research was conducted targeting only people who frequent the University of Cincinnati campus. This hypothesis was then tested through a focus group. The results from this research…
Project by: Justin Malcolm
Release date: April 22, 2011 (USA)
Director: Susan Saladof
What Is It About?
• Hot Coffee discusses several cases and relates each to tort
reform in the United States:
• Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants: and public relations
campaigns (i.e., how the case was publicized to instigate tort
• Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages
• Prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial
elections (i.e., how judges were elected for…
Running head: HOT BUTTON ISSUE PAPER
Hot Button Issue Paper
Technologies evolve, but sex and violence have always been and remain hot button issues in the media. The pace of the new technological change can be so great that we can no longer wait on formal media effects research to guide our personal decisions. There have been many changes that have been taken place with media sex and violence today since I was a child. I believe that the media technologies have increased the negative…