Bit of a casual, funny post today as sometimes you know life just gets too serious.
Today I’m going to talk about the funniest companies we’ve ever worked with. These are the type of companies you question if they ever actually exist. And if they do then just HOW?
Nevertheless there have been a few strange ones that have come our way for consulting over the last few years. I’ve had permission from everyone here and the one that I didn’t I’ll just keep the identity of the business secret. So let’s go.
1.) Baby Business Photography
This is the one that’s kept secret and probably because its only a sub division of a large corporation. There are many photography elements you can go down and corporate photography or baby photography are 2 very common and profitable avenues for you to choose. But Corporate baby photography? That’s a new one for me. Things like the below are what they were looking for, things that are kind of funny and can be used in marketing material.
Looks like me when I’m trying to solve some new app or work out an algo update!
2.) Reclaimed, unclaimed, remade antiques (from the UK)
This company coined themselves as uk architectural antiques and I mean I love the company loads and still work with them to this day, but when they first told me the business model I was a little confused. They have furniture and accessories they have reclaimed and then remodel them slightly and sell them on. Sounds relatively straight forward…It is not. But nevertheless some of the things they create are really interesting.
Pretty interesting stuff. If you are looking to get some funky pieces of furniture for your house or business I can assure you this place will not have any competition when it comes to duplicate styles or having the same pieces in other locations!
3.) Marbles. Just Marbles?
The final company sold just marbles, nothing else. Now that sounds pretty normal right? A company builds a product and then sells those. The issue was the number of variations. There were thousands upon thousands of variations of these products. Packaged in different ways. Probably well over a million variations of very similar items when you think about it. 10,000 types that could go to 1000 different stores. Interesting but from a data point of view a bit of a nightmare and this was their biggest problem.