The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed - The Atlantic


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RT : I feel like there's a huge cultural gap I'm missing by using adblockers and staying off facebook.
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I feel like there's a huge cultural gap I'm missing by using adblockers and staying off facebook.
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It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money.
capitalism  marketing  ecommerce 
2 days ago by soobrosa
Ganon searches out some lion-themed objects, including the one that he anticipates making the most money from, a gold-plated lion bracelet that he puts on sale for $0. He gives some tips for finding popular dropshippable items, too. He sorts Shopify-hosted sites by traffic with myip.ms, and then digs below the most popular stores, which generally sell products they make themselves. Deeper into the top 1000 stores, there are dropshippers reselling Aliexpress goods, just like Ganon is, so if he can ferret out what products are selling at high-performing stores, he can siphon off some of those dollars. All he’d need to do was do reverse image searches to find the listings in Aliexpress, suck those products in with Oberlo, and he could effectively clone the store in a few minutes.
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2 days ago by saranrapjs
New retail, dropshipping, and the supply cloud. This is good. Well, it's not, but the article is good.
marketing  writing  alexismadrigal  capitalism 
2 days ago by infovore
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific.
3 days ago by itst
What Ganon does is pick suppliers he’ll never know to ship products he’ll never touch. All his effort goes into creating ads to capture prospective customers, and then optimizing a digital environment that encourages them to buy whatever piece of crap he’s put in front of them. - via Frances Sinclair
ecommerce  trends  future  scam  instagram  new-companies 
3 days ago by dancall
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money.
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3 days ago by danimad
RT : The mutant creatures of capitalism taking over my Instagram feed
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3 days ago by hockendougal
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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3 days ago by richirvine
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific.
capitalism  marketing 
3 days ago by neilscott
via Pocket, The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed
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4 days ago by snehavii
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific.
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5 days ago by sudakshsoti
The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed
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5 days ago by jamescampbell
Caveat Emptor: where do all those "brands" on Instagram really come from? Maybe Ireland by way of China...
5 days ago by leolaporte
RT : The mutant creatures of capitalism taking over my Instagram feed
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5 days ago by kyleridolfo
short-circuited supply chain gaming ecomm and social media tools.

this provides the spark to look at how marketers have gamed various social media algorithms as they're deployed over the past decade - in an effort to get a different picture of how FB/IG/&c. operate.

the mental model of social media's evolution remains too simplistic - there has to be much more than 'days of innocence' turning into 'addictive capitalist evil'.
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5 days ago by mozzarella
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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6 days ago by jon_amar
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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6 days ago by anatomatic
Interesting read on how easy it is to set yourself up as a retail brand and start selling whatever products online. Worthwhile read to understand more about some of these brands that are popping up all over.
6 days ago by thingles
What Ganon does is pick suppliers he’ll never know to ship products he’ll never touch. All his effort goes into creating ads to capture prospective customers, and then optimizing a digital environment that encourages them to buy whatever piece of crap he’s put in front of them. And he is not alone.
instagram  marketing  commerce  shopping 
6 days ago by terry
Hypermodern retail. Shopify + Oberlo + retargeting gets you direct from FB views to purchases with Upwork teams doing the actual sale => shipping piece.
capitalism  ecommerce  marketing 
6 days ago by traggett
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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6 days ago by johnrclark
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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6 days ago by mikerugnetta
Alexis Madrigal on the rise of Instagram middlemen retailers by Andy Baio via Waxy.org http://theatln.tc/2CSY1WF
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6 days ago by rosskarchner
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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6 days ago by leftyotter
Weird and fascinating: people who sell things via instagram, global capitalism, and some kind of sorcery
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6 days ago by ash
The Atlantic shows how Irish YouTubers and Instagrammers can shopify knock-off brands:
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6 days ago by topgold
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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7 days ago by paryshnikov
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. via Pocket
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7 days ago by bschlagel
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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7 days ago by bhays
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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7 days ago by pelles
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. via Pocket
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7 days ago by schmitz
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. via Pocket
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7 days ago by trisignia
On the ease of setting up an online brand via Shopify, Instagram, AliExpress and drop shipping. Yay capitalism!
grim-meathook-future  instagram  business  social-media  china  advertising 
7 days ago by mr_stru
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. via Pocket
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7 days ago by rjp
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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7 days ago by flobosg
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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7 days ago by wahoo5
Several weeks later, the coat showed up in a black plastic bag emblazoned with the markings of China Post, that nation’s postal service. I tore it open and pulled out the coat. The material has the softness of a Las Vegas carpet and the rich sheen of a velour jumpsuit. The fabric is so synthetic, it could probably be refined into bunker fuel for a ship. It was, technically, the item I ordered, only shabbier than I expected in every aspect.
capitalism  UX  pratt  design 
7 days ago by everbigger
RT : The mutant creatures of capitalism taking over my Instagram feed
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7 days ago by fjordaan
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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7 days ago by Aetles
A new breed of online retailer doesn’t make or even touch products, but they’ve got a few other tricks for turning nothing into money. It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific.
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