March 28, 2013
Guest blog from Wearables’ Editor C.J. Mittica:
Have you noticed the new changes at Wearablesmag.com? No? Good, that’s sort of the point. Our ASICentral team, under the guidance of team leader and France’s very own Yann Perrin, have instituted a number of subtle changes that have seamlessly improved the browsing experience. Here’s a rundown:
We still love the print medium (call me old fashioned, but that’s how I still read my magazines), but there are plenty of digital options available to our readers. Wearablesmag.com in particular has online exclusives and our latest videos and newsletters. And if you haven’t tried it yet, you should check out the digital edition of the magazine, which can be read on the iPad. (You can find it by searching “Wearables magazine” or “Advertising Specialty Institute” on the Apple App store.) Admittedly, it’s pretty swank.
August 2, 2012
Filed under: Wearables
When I think back to some of the jobs I’ve had in my life, none of them stand out as particularly dirty. Sure, as a paper boy, my hands would become black with printing ink, and there was a stint I did as a landscaper that lasted four hours (who knew you could be allergic to mulch?), but for the most part my hands have remained relatively clean.
And that’s why I think I find this month’s Wearables magazine article on dirty jobs so intriguing — not only are these people used to getting their hands dirty, they actually do it for a living! Titled “Dirty Jobs: Uniforms Edition“, the folks at Wearables present another down-and-dirty look at the toughest workers around, and the uniforms they wear to get the job done. In this edition, you’ll find:
So the next time you get a little pen ink on your fingers and start cursing the heavens, think of these people (especially the sewage treament workers, oh lordy!).
VIDEO: Watch Wearables’ Editor C.J. Mittica interview paramedics/EMTs about their jobs.
June 6, 2012
When I think of Hawaiian shirts, I think of three things:
Personally, I’ve never been a fan. Something about them just screams retirement, and I’d like to think that I’m far away from the age of the average retiree. But apparently Hawaiian shirts are really stylish these days and making a comeback. In this month’s Wearables Monthly Trend video, my colleague and partner in crime C.J. “Where’s My Tom Selleck Mustache” Mittica goes in search of the coolest, hippest promotional Hawaiian shirt fashions in the industry. What do you think, hip or hideous? You decide after watching this video.
April 25, 2012
Counselor magazine wants to know, how hot are you? Hot enough to make Counselor’s 2012 Hot List? If so, we want to hear from you!
But instead of soliciting an email or comment proclaiming why you think you belong on this year’s list, we took it a step further - we want you to send us a video response! Do something creative and fun, or something basic and simple … whatever you do, just do it on camera!
To enter, simply watch this YouTube video for more information, then click on the comments field (on the YouTube page) and add your own video response. It’s that easy.
So what are you waiting for, hot stuff? Get filming! (Check out previous Counselor Hot List winners.)
February 2, 2012
One thing that’s certainly not lacking here at ASI Central is a fraternity for professional sports fanatacism. From rooting for our favorite teams to managing our fantasy ones, pro sports provides not only a valuable and tempory escape from the rigors of the day, but ample opportunity to rib a rival fan over his team’s shortcomings. (Being a Yankee fan working among Phillie Phanatics, I took more than my share of liberties in 2009!)
And anytime you can combine sports and the job, well that’s just gravy man! Which brings me to the point of this blog …
Beginning with the January 2012 issue and occurring every other month, Wearables magazine has unveiled a brand-new section called Score! that will drop some knowledge on how to win more sports business through sales strategies and trends. In addition to the great magazine content, Editor C.J. Mittica has included an online component that includes everything from case studies to favorite sports lists.
And as a quick supplement to the blog, the following are the top 10 most-popular NBA jerseys (Source: InsideHoops.com), followed C.J’s top 3. Enjoy!
C.J.’s Top 3:
What’s your take? Which NBA team jersey do you think is the best?
November 21, 2011
Filed under: Education
Wanna know what the top apparel trends for 2012 will be? Then you need to look no further than 2011’s final issue of Wearables magazine, where Editor C.J. “Chaz” Mittica breaks it down and predicts what items could be the next big thing in wearable apparel. In the cover story titled “Top Trends of 2012“, Chaz not only discusses what’s gonna be smokin’ hot in fashion in 2012, but he provides a “Trend Meter” for each.