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
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 desire…
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…
of mall goers are: “The Guy Just Trying to Survive”, Bored Teenagers, The Family Circus and The Hot Topic Goth. They can be recognized by these key features: the rushed behavior of “The Guy Just Trying To Survive”, The feckless and hamstrung herd of mallrats (one of the terms coined in for the bored teenagers.), The classic squadron of family and the “miserable” teenagers posting up around the Hot Topic.
The first type is about the “The Guy Just Trying To Survive”. Everyone has seen him at some…
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…
its global business processes and manufacturing and distribution capabilities. To that end, Barnes takes an architected approach to product and service selection and works to employ off-the shelf software wherever possible.
Issues, Concerns, Hot Topics
Main focuses is on how to leverage corporate data to smooth out operations, leverage corporate knowledge, and enhance inter-unit collaboration.
Her task is challenging in that on the one hand, the corporation continues to grow through acquisitions…
assessment items within this unit: hot topic oral presentation, an IMC Evaluation project and poster (group).
Hot topic Pecha Kucha oral presentation – individual 25%
This assessment item is designed to build skills both in research analysis and interpretation of an IMC topic, as well as building oral presentation skills. This assessment item requires you to choose one (1) IMC topic and review it in class. Presentations will begin from week 5. It needs to be HOT and current. Presentations are no…
Assessment item 1
Due date: 02-Apr-2013
Return date: 23-Apr-2013
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
This part contains 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 4 Short Answer Questions. Answer all of them. Choose one alternative answer that best completes the statement or answers the question and circle the letter corresponding to that that response.
Part A: Multiple choice (10 marks)
Each question is worth ½ mark.
Part A: Multiple…
A&F Discussion Questions
1. Companies like J. Crew (http://www.jcrew.com) and banana republic (http://www.bananarepublic.com) are targeting many of the same consumers as Abercrombie & Fitch. Visit their websites and discuss how their marketing strategies are different from those of A&F. Would you suggest any changes in these strategies that would allow these two companies to better position themselves in the minds of consumers?
Banana republic and J. Crew’s marketing plan is geared more towards…
couple of them are a monster truck rally or a strip club or wwe wrestling mania. Another great example of this equation is video games. Guys always seem to be better at video games than girls it’s just natural. So when with guy friends it seems the topic of video games is flying around more and most girls get lost and go talk to someone else. Now not saying girls are bad, there are girls out there that just kick butt, but when with guy friends you talk about it and play those more unless a girl was…
paragraph had a topic sentence as its first sentence, followed by supporting sentences with supporting details, and these (sometimes) followed by a concluding sentence.
In the multi-paragraph academic essay, however, the structure is a little different. Like the basic paragraph, the introductory paragraph opens with a very general statement about the topic, and is often followed by some supporting examples, but the paragraph then finishes with a narrow statement about the topic. This narrow statement…