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Top Fashion PR/Social Media Marketing Links 3/5/10

...The from my amazing hotel bed with 8,000 pillows in Austin (please just one more day to shop!) edition...

Fashion PR Links21 Mistakes Fashion Designers Can Make (via Fashion Incubator)

  • 7. Not learning about marketing your product. Find a good marketer or sales rep and explain your product and sales vision then listen and decide. Diane Von Furstenberg represented her line successfully in the beginning. Anna Sui did very well for years with a sales rep until she went out on her own. Know your marketing capabilities or find an expert.

Is  Fashion Week Worth the Bother? (via The Cut)

  • Do fashion shows still matter? And are these clothes worth the nine-hour flights? Everyone can view the collections online, and more houses each season are live-streaming shows online.

Fashion's Strong Electronic Push (via JC Report)

  • Efforts from brands and retailers continue to be focused on new and interesting ways to engage users. It is now beyond offering editorial commentary or special features that integrate customers into the curatorial experience.

How to Write for Search Engines Without Knowing SEO (via Social Media Explorer)

  • Here’s a quick way to get started with smart SEO copywriting without having to know a lot about search engine optimization. Let’s start simple. Drop your website’s URL into the free Google Adwords Keyword Tool to see a list of what Google thinks your website is about. (Don’t worry with what this tool is supposed to be used for.

Fern Mallis: Bloggers Need to Unionize (via IFB)

  • Granted these days, bloggers can get into the tents quite easily, the accreditation process is rather hit or miss, established bloggers have a hard time getting into shows, while brand new bloggers get in with no problem. There is a disconnect as fashion houses, PR agencies and organizations like IMG act as gate keepers, but still don’t know how to handle the change in fashion media.

About the author: Crosby Noricks

Known as the "fashion publicist's most powerful accessory," (SD-UT) and the "West Coast 'It' girl of fashion PR," (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks is a brand strategist, author and founder of PR Couture. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, and enjoys helping fashion and lifestyle brands connect with their audiences in meaningful and creative ways.


  • Posted March 6, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    This is great stuff that I will use. Thanks so much for compiling it!

  • Posted March 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I just read the article questioning the value of fashion week. I believe that Fashion Weeks will continue to have less meaning as time goes on. Maybe because of social media, fashion bloggers, and the fact that there’s so much fashion happening everywhere that never gets to Fashion Week, particularly with indie designers. Fashion Week doesn’t necessarily mean ‘the best’ or most innovative.

    • Posted March 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sandi,

      I agree that the purpose and emphasis of “fashion weeks” is changing, but I do hope there is still a place for all the event and spectacle – the energy and of course, the clothes just does not translate quite as well digitally! I hope we can figure out a way to have both elements.



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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, Founder of PR Couture, Fashion Brand Strategist and PR Girl Mentor. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixir sessions for brands or shoot me a note at