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Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a brand new venue in Chicago’s Germania Club will open Feb. of 2021.

The recently renovated building will open to the U.S. premiere of Immersive Van Gogh. The building’s Victorian Era, 35-foot-tall walls will show off art exhibitions that completely encapsulate an audience, blurring the lines between entertainment and culture, art and blockbuster creation.

Immersive Van Gogh received rave reviews from critics and a wide array of audiences in Toronto, as it allowed them to step inside the iconic, emotional, imaginative artist Vincent Van Gogh.

The Toronto Sun called Immersive Van Gogh “intense and emotional, cathartic and liberating” while Debra Yeo of the Toronto Star said,  “I wondered: could projections of paintings on walls and floors be thrilling? The answer is yes.”

More than 180,000 guests were able to see the exhibition in July 2020, and it passed worldwide ticket sales for any of Ticketmaster’s live cultural events.

Tickets will be available beginning Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. CST. You can find them by clicking right here, or you can call (844) 307-4644. Admission begins at $39.99, or $24.99 for children 16 years old or younger.

The tickets will be for viewings from Feb. 11 to May 2, and parking is available at the James House parking garage, conveniently located nearby.

Given the world’s current state of affairs, the experience also makes health and safety a priority, as admissions will align with Chicago’s capacity guidelines.

Tickets will also be taken contact-free, temperatures will be taken upon arrival and hand sanitizer stations will be open. Markers throughout the exhibit will also remind guests to socially distant as they get sucked into the world of Van Gogh. Face masks will be required.

The same Italian creative team that pioneered Atelier des Lumières will create a design custom to the exhibition’s home in Chicago.

The exhibition was designed by Massimiliano Siccardi, an Italian film producer, with help from composer Luca Longobardi, who delivers a score that combines electronic music with piano, blending modern and classic tones to evoke the perfect tone for the experience. Vittorio Guidotti is the art director.

Siccardi and Longobardi created the Van Gogh, Starry Night exhibition together, setting them up for Immersive Van Gogh, which features more than 50 projectors that cover more than 14,000 square-feet.

Siccardi said Van Gogh has created a lasting emotional impact despite going relatively unknown while he was alive.

“Both myself and Luca Longobardi are very excited to visit Chicago and once again bring Van Gogh’s legacy to life in a way that is unique to the beautiful architecture of the Germania Club Building,” Siccardi said.

Some of the most notable pieces featured include Self Portrait with Felt Hat, The Bedroom in Arles, Irises and The Starry Night.

Corey Ross, the co-producer of Immersive Art Space, said Immersive Van Gogh is a new way to consume art from all directions.

“Both connoisseurs and new admirers of Van Gogh’s work are guaranteed a breathtaking perspective on the influential artist’s oeuvre,” Ross said. “Merging state-of-the-art technology, theatrical storytelling, animation and some of the finest works of art ever created, Immersive Van Gogh is a uniquely mesmerizing experience that seemingly transports the viewer into the artist’s mind to see these timeless works as never before.

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Zedd x Griff release new single – “Inside out”

Today, GRAMMY® award-winning global superstar Zedd releases his brand-new single entitled “Inside Out” featuring rising U.K. singer-songwriter, Griff.

The upbeat, feel-good track, features Zedd’s signature style that has made him the critically acclaimed artist/DJ/producer he is today. Paired with Griff’s incredible vocals, “Inside Out” is poised to be another one of Zedd’s standout tracks. The song is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.

Zedd says about “Inside Out”, “I started working on ‘Inside Out’ roughly a year and a half ago and I’m incredibly proud for it to finally see the light of day. We are in such a tense state of the world right now; I feel like this song can provide people with a much-needed sense of hope. I always strive to push myself to try new things, musically. With that in mind, this song feels very new but also familiar at the same time. A huge thank you to Griff for bringing such an intense level of emotion to ‘Inside Out’ with her beautiful voice!!”

Griff also notes, “This song for me is about any relationship in your life that’s worth holding onto, whether its platonic or romantic. I feel like these days everything is about how things look on the outside, and so the idea of loving someone from the inside first, feels like quite an important thing to say right now. It’s so surreal for Zedd to want a new artist like me to sing on this track, and I’m just super grateful and excited to be involved in this.”

Click HERE to watch the lyric video.

In addition to the release of “Inside Out,” Zedd will also be participating in The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon, an event benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Help From the Hart Charity. The event will be streamed live on October 24 at 8pm ET on LOL Network platforms including YouTube and Pluto TV, plus Facebook, TikTok, Triller, and Twitch. The event will feature entertainment, comedy, musical performances, and MDA’s Let’s Play For A Cure gaming elements. MDA’s Let’s Play For A Cure consists of seven weeks of live gaming and Esports events produced and livestreamed by MDA, culminating in the final marathon stream headlined by Zedd. The marathon stream will kick off at 4pm ET on October 24 with Zedd going live at 7PM ET on his Twitch channel. This will run simultaneously with The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon.

About Zedd

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd made his debut with “Clarity” after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has been breaking down barriers surrounding music genres ever since. Throughout his career, Zedd has worked with a diverse range of artists to create hits, including Foxes on “Clarity” (which earned Zedd a 2014 GRAMMY® “Best Dance Recording”), Hayley Williams on RIAA platinum-certified hit, “Stay The Night” (which racked up more than 400 million streams), and Selena Gomez on the platinum-certified track, “I Want You To Know,” which spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Dance/Electronic Songs” chart. He’s also collaborated with Alessia Cara on their hit single “Stay” which held the #1 spot at Top 40 radio for six consecutive weeks and earned Zedd his second GRAMMY® Award nomination, and with Maren Morris and Grey on the monster hit “The Middle,” which earned Zedd is second #1 at Top 40 radio. Digitally, the song has amassed over 1 billion streams and earned Zedd three GRAMMY® nominations including “Record Of The Year,” “Song Of The Year,” and “Best Pop Duo or Group Performance.”

About Griff

Griff is well on her way to becoming the next face of British Pop—and a next-generation type of pop star, at that. Born to Chinese and Jamaican parents just out of Watford, U.K., Griff began making music by borrowing her brother’s logic: teaching herself how to produce songs secretly from her classmates (many of whom only found out what Griff was up to when they heard her on Annie Mac). Hailed by Vogue as a “multicultural, multi-hyphenated, and multi-talented…utterly unique teenager” and by NME who called her “A phenomenon…the teenage boss about to take charge of pop,” Griff’s musical creativity draws no boundaries. Aside from making her own beats, sewing her own clothes, and shooting a music video on her iPhone under lockdown, Griff’s raw and vulnerable lyrics also prove she is mature beyond her years. With songs about friendship. (“1,000,000 X Better”), mental health (“Say It Again”), those stinging formative breakups (“Forgive Myself”) and the importance of family (“Good Stuff,” a moving account of Griff’s family fostering children), Griff manages to draw from her own difficult experiences and turn them into something uniformly positive making her particular model of bedroom-pop fitting for a legion of young girls to follow.

To Buy or Stream Zedd & Griff’s “Inside Out”:

Retail: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG

Amazon: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/amazonunlimited

Apple Music: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/applemusic

Deezer: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/deezer

iTunes: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/itunes

Pandora: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/pandora

Spotify: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/spotify

YouTube Music: https://smarturl.it/InsideOutZG/youtubemusic

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Is It Time to Revamp Your Ecommerce Store?

The fact that technology never stops evolving is a double-edged sword. Innovations have allowed ecommerce merchants to sell to consumers via mobile devices, personalize product recommendations, and accept a flexible variety of payment gateways—all of which help strengthen bottom lines.

The flip side of this is the effort required to keep up with the latest advances. Just when you feel you’ve implemented a new tool or tweaked your website for the better, a new trend emerges.

As a result, the answer to the question “Is it time to revamp my ecommerce store?” is almost always yes. There’s always something you can do to improve your methods of doing business.

User Experience Is Key

First, consider your user experience (UX). When people visit your website, can they find what they need without hassle? Are you facilitating smooth forward and backward navigation? Are there any changes you can make to your layout or menu options to help speed up the customer’s journey?

Conduct an audit on your own website, paying close attention to navigation and design. Analyze visitor behavioral data to see where people are dropping out of your sales funnel—then turn to your website to see why that might be. Any hiccups or hurdles customers are experiencing may be enough to cause them to abandon their efforts, so this is a chance to eliminate friction and improve the overall UX.

While the simplest ecommerce definition is “conducting transactions online”, merchants must be aware of all of the processes that must occur before customers are ready to click “Confirm Purchase.” Only then do they take advantage of the opportunity to optimize the purchasing journey from start to finish.

Said simply, it’s always a good time to refine your UX.

Optimize Checkout to Reduce Cart Abandonment

It’s incredibly frustrating to discover how many consumers put items in shopping carts only to abandon the checkout process before completion. Shopping cart abandonment hovers somewhere around 70 percent these days. If your shoppers are bailing out before making a purchase, take a closer look at why they may be doing so to improve your site.

According to one survey, here are a handful of the top reasons for abandonment during checkout:

– Website required users to create an account (35 percent)
– The checkout process was too long or complicated (27 percent)
– Customers could not see or calculate their costs up front (24 percent)
– The merchant did not accept enough payment methods (8 percent)

The best ecommerce checkout processes are simple and flexible. Allow customers to check out as guests instead of scaring them off by requiring account creation. Show consumers where they are in the process with a progress bar. Be transparent with costs early in the process. Integrate a variety of secure, flexible payment methods with your platform so customers can conduct transactions their way.

Update Your Site Design

Website design has more to do with your bottom line than you may think. You want your web store to look great—perpetuating your brand personality—while also remaining highly functional. For example, fast loading is non-negotiable, as load times over a few seconds start to deter customers, especially on mobile.

Is it time to revamp your ecommerce store? Yes. But don’t panic yet. If you keep abreast of the latest trends and best practices, you’ll only have to make small tweaks as you go.

1/3 TripAdvisor Reviews Are Fake

HotelPlanner.com CEO Tim Hentschel explains how the recent report claiming 1 in 3 TripAdvisor reviews are fake.

Despite the report of fake reviews, Hentschel still trusts in TripAdvisor. “Tripadvisor has always kept a Chinese wall between its review department and advertising department,” according to Hentschel.

Hentschel elaborates that “TripAdvisor’s high traffic numbers mean it has always been able to have an independent review department. The site’s advertising sales have always been independently strong like Google or Amazon.”

Additional Tim Hentschel talking points:

  • “This debate is very old in travel tech circles. Everybody has been trying to build the perfect machine to spot fake reviews, but nobody has gotten close yet.”
  • “There are sites that make you verify a purchase before you can post a review, but those can be tricked as well, especially by a hotel or restaurant generating fake receipts.”
  • “Up to a few years ago the general consensus in travel tech circles was overall rating is a good indication of the quality of the project, i.e. anyone can fake a few reviews, but if you have hundreds and thousands of reviews and they are mostly positive or mostly negative, then that is good sign of the overall quality of the product.”
  • “A large problem are sites that charge companies a monthly fee to keep up positive reviews. Yelp is facing multiple lawsuits for this practice.”

HotelPlanner.com, the largest group hotel booking site in the world, was called the “go-to site” for travel planners by The New York Times.

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New Era Cap Welcomes Back NFL with Cold Weather / Knit Collection

New Era Cap Co., Inc., the official on field cap of the NFL, announced the launch of the New Era Official NFL Cold Weather Collection. The collection will be worn on NFL sidelines during the 2018-2019 NFL season.

The knitted hats come in three different styles and is available for all 32 NFL teams, helping fans find the perfect knit to complete their game day outfit this season!

“During the season, players and fans encounter a range of weather conditions from snow to sleet and rain, that’s why they need gear that will help them endure the elements. The New Era Official NFL Cold Weather Collection was designed to not only keep fans warm during a tailgate but also provide them with a stylish option for any occasion,” says Ryan DiNunzio, Director Football for New Era Cap.

The New Era Official NFL Cold Weather Collection is available in the following silhouettes:

  • New Era Official NFL Sport Knit: This year’s edition of this iconic that has been featured on NFL sidelines is constructed with a fleece lining and thermal properties and includes the team name on the crown with an embroidered team logo in the front, to help fans show their team pride, and a pompom topper,
  • New Era Official NFL TD Knit: This poly yarn knit is designed with a fleece lining and thermal properties with a team logo on the front helping anyone celebrate a touchdown from their favorite team.
  • New Era Official NFL Women’s Knit: This marled team color yarn knit was created with a team logo on the front and a fleece lining to keep any female football fan warm at the game or walking around town.

The collection is available to purchase by clicking here as well as most sporting goods and headwear retailers with a retail price of $28 USD.

About New Era Cap

It is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 90 years. Best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, New Era Cap is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collection, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women, and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists, and some of the most interesting people around the globe. The company encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company’s HQ is located in Buffalo, NY and operates facilities in Canada, Europe, Brazil, Japan, and Hong Kong.

BROCKHAMPTON To Perform at Shrine Expo Hall

After wrapping up an expansive and widely-celebrated European tour, BROCKHAMPTON returns home to announce their new North American fall tour which will make a stop at Shrine Expo Hall. This will take place on November 28th at 9 PM and tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 8th at 10 AM HERE.

Beginning on October 3rd in Mesa, AZ, the hardest working boy band in show business will play 27 date4s across North America including festival sets at Austin City Limits and Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw before concluding on Dec. 6th in Las Vegas.

In addition to the new tour announcement, BROCKHAMPTON announced their new album Iridescence which will arrive this month in September. The new album arrives no the tail end of a successful tour run that saw BROCKHAMPTON play a string of 5-star reviewed, sold-out European tour dates including back-to-back London shows and two highlight sets at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

In Reading, the group was brought on stage to close N.E.R.D’s set, with Pharrell shouting out his “little brothers” after a wild performance of “Lemon.”

Don’t miss your chance to see BROCKHAMPTON at Shrine Expo Hall. Tickets start at $39.00, plus applicable service charges.

Shrine is located at 665 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Winning Loyalty Programs

Research shows increasing your customer retention rate by five percent has the potential to increase your profit by up to 95 percent. With the potential for a payoff like that out there, it’s absolutely imperative to consider as many ways as possible to hold on to your existing customer base. A proven method of accomplishing this is rewarding repeat customers with special offers in an effort to strengthen your relationship with them. Here are a few examples of winning loyalty programs to consider.

Make Points of Purchases
Perhaps the most common loyalty program, point systems entice customers to make a set number of purchases to earn a valuable reward. The key here is to make it easy as possible. Southwest Airlines had one of the simplest point programs ever devised by an airline. For every 10 flights you took with the airline during a calendar year, you got one free. Take 20 you got two, take 30 you got three, 40 got you four and so on. Easy to understand and easy to redeem it was one of the all time great frequent flyer programs. You can follow the airline’s lead for your ebook store. For every 10 books a customer buys in a year, they get one free. The key is simplicity. People got very upset when Southwest switched to a more complicated program.

No Fears of Tiers
As you’re strategizing ideas for how to sell an ebook online, consider instituting a program in which rewards become more valuable as your customers move farther up the food chain. Let 10 purchases get a customer a relatively inexpensive gift, while 30 garners them a better gift and 50 earns an even more valuable one. You can assign level designations as they make more purchases too. Purchasing 10 items within a certain time period qualifies them for “Silver Status”. Buying 30 makes them “Gold” while 50 turns them “Platinum”. Along with gifts can come ever more desirable perks as customers reach the upper tiers. These can include benefits such as chats with authors, sneak previews of new titles and opportunities to purchase new ebooks before they’re published.

It Pays to Play
Subscriptions and memberships are excellent ways to reward loyalty and get customers to make purchases in advance. Plus, they get a feeling of importance because they belong to your site’s VIP group. Wineries have been doing this with wine clubs for years. Similarly, the Amazon Prime strategy rewards users with fee two-day shipping; free streaming videos and a host of other benefits non-members don’t get. Remarkably, providing Prime benefits costs Amazon more than it makes in fees for them, but it serves as a loss leader. The company loses money on Prime memberships, but more than makes up on the purchases its Prime members make.

A Coalition of the Willing
By partnering with other merchants, you can allow your customers to earn discounts on other products and vice versa. This gives them the ability to turn their book purchases into currency on sites offering other things in which they have interests. Getting to know your clientele will serve you well as you determine what partnerships will be most beneficial. If your site caters primarily to a female shopper, then teaming with other sites offering products in which women are most likely to have an interest can be quite successful. The key is building a willing coalition of partners to which your customer base can relate.

These are the four examples of winning loyalty programs are the most common you’ll find. Of course, there are a number of ways within each category to incorporate your own nuances. This will make it uniquely your own and ideally make participating even more attractive to your ideal customer.

The Weeknd Announces MERCH Release

The Weeknd announces the launch of 2018 MERCH RELEASE 002, the second installment of his 2018 official merchandise today on shop.theweeknd.com. Highlights of the 15-piece summer-inspired collection include a cut + sew mesh basketball jersey, a cut + sew pique polo, basketball shorts pairing and custom XO slides.  In addition, a new colorway of the Classic XO tracksuit will debut along  with a new matte black XO coffee mug in the GOODS shop. The collection also includes a new range of screen printed graphic t-shirts, long sleeves, + hats.

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DESIGNED BY XO

PHOTOS BY RYAN JAY

STYLING BY CAMERON DEMARCO

Raymond Weil New Limited Edition Tango Chronograph

Luxury Swiss watchmaker, RAYMOND WEIL is proud to unveil a new music collaboration as part of its Music Icons Series. The Marshall Amplification Limited Edition timepiece part of the tango collection

pays tribute to the iconic amplifier and speaker cabinet, renowned for being used by the most iconic musicians of all time. This exclusive watch pays homage to the distinctive style and appeal of Marshall, playing on generous volumes to delightful effect.

RAYMOND WEIL is delighted to unveil its newest music collaboration which pays tribute to the legendary British manufacturer – Marshall Amplification. The unique timepiece incorporates subtle design cues, influenced by Marshall’s iconic product design and intricate detailing. Measuring 43mm in diameter, the new Marshall Limited Edition is generously proportioned, revealing a bold, masculine aesthetic, whilst maintaining the timeless appeal of its product designs.

The case is presented in black PVD and the dial surface replicates the appearance of an amplifier’s external grille. The white ring around the circumference of the dial mirrors the finish of the Marshall amps, while the dial decoration recalls the Marshall “defender” paper. The indexes and hands are lined with SuperLuminova®, delivering optimal readability. The chronograph’s gold colored panda sub-dials, inspired by the amps sound buttons, measure elapsed time periods, while the black sub-dial displays the running seconds. The timepiece is completed with a date display positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch is presented on a black leather strap, paired with a black PVD folding clasp.

Distinguishing this watch as a limited edition, the numbered case-back is engraved with the iconic Marshall logo and is presented with a certificate of authenticity. The lot is delivered in a custom made watchbox inspired by the aesthetic of their signature amp. Limited to 1,000 pieces, the new Marshall Limited Edition represents another powerful performance from the watch brand synonymous with the musical universe.

Using decades of carefully handed down watchmaking expertise to interpret musical influences into its product designs, music remains the main inspiration for RAYMOND WEIL. Marshall Amplification further extends the collaboration with the music industry and its history of working with some of the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists and Brands. #RWmarshall

To browse or purchase check out: Raymond Weil Marshall Amplification