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tj7mesh 7mesh's article
Jun 3, 2019 at 20:55
Jun 3, 2019
Enter to Win a Backcountry MTB Tour with 7mesh
Don’t know anything about the Devinci contest, but ours is real. This is the second we’ve done, and we published a blog and full photo essay with the last winners.
tj7mesh 7mesh's article
Jun 3, 2019 at 16:20
Jun 3, 2019
Enter to Win a Backcountry MTB Tour with 7mesh
@ldhbaker: Roger that. To give ourselves some credit, we haven't done the full-on "Like! Share! Tag!" thing, that gets super tacky. But brands do it because the Facebook/Instagram algorithms are using those to help decide whether to show posts to more people. Even if people subscribe to our FB page, they likely won't see many of our posts because FB filters the content so much. Thanks for the interest and feel free to ping us any time with questions!
tj7mesh 7mesh's article
Jun 3, 2019 at 13:53
Jun 3, 2019
Enter to Win a Backcountry MTB Tour with 7mesh
Thanks guys! Y'know, I have kind of mixed feelings about this. I totally get it, but doing stuff like that can help small brands spread the word if they're doing something worthy. It can be annoying, but it can also help people find out about good things, and it ultimately helps generate awareness & sales that pay for contests like these (and put beer in the fridge!). So don't give us too much credit as we do stuff like that sometimes too. The pros and cons of the free market...
tj7mesh 7mesh's article
Jun 3, 2019 at 13:48
Jun 3, 2019
Enter to Win a Backcountry MTB Tour with 7mesh
@bsedola: Thanks, really appreciate it! I'll share your feedback with the whole team here.
tj7mesh 7mesh's article
Jun 3, 2019 at 13:35
Jun 3, 2019
Enter to Win a Backcountry MTB Tour with 7mesh
@bsedola: Yep we were in Coastal for a season and did fairly well. It's a great shop, but we weren't significant for them and they're focusing on different parts of their business now. Whistler is challenging because many of the stores are resort-owned and stock product based on bigger marketing partnerships. That said...we're working on it! If you're a fan, spread the word, and if you're not, you can enjoy watching our struggles there haha. ;)
tj7mesh jamessmurthwaite's article
May 24, 2019 at 17:04
May 24, 2019
MIPS Acquires Fluid Inside Rotational Impact Company For $3.3 Million
@BhamRid3r: Oh I agree, it's possible. I just don't think it's likely, and no one here has presented evidence that makes that the most likely conclusion. All this talk of monopolies and cornering the market - let's have a reality check here. Every good helmet company in the world is rushing to address concussion, head trauma, CTE etc. Billion dollar lawsuits are flying in team sports. Motorsports helmets alone is a massive industry - those companies aren't all sitting back waiting for someone else's new helmet technology to crush their business. The idea that MIPS can afford to buy and bury every competing innovation that will emerge is quite a stretch.
tj7mesh jamessmurthwaite's article
May 24, 2019 at 14:50
May 24, 2019
MIPS Acquires Fluid Inside Rotational Impact Company For $3.3 Million
@loopie: Yep maybe I think the glass is half-full, and rose-tinted, and you think it's half empty. What we think doesn't change what's actually in the glass though! :) Free market competition is what generated the innovations and led to now multiple options. MIPS, Fluid, Wavecell, others. Part of companies growing is buying/selling/licensing technologies, it happens all the time. They are fighting to be competitive, gain an edge, make money, and take market share. Sometimes that gets out of control if a company has too much power, but jeez man we're not talking about global monopolies here. And you have to look at why Fluid sold too! Why did they sell out their amazing technology only to have it buried? Maybe it's only half developed and needs more money than they had to realize it's potential, and MIPS can help realize their dreams. Maybe they don't have enough resources to commercialize it and market it so we know how great it is, but MIPS can help with that with their greater size? We don't know the details but assuming the intent is nefarious and the consequences will be bad is just grumpy speculation. Much more likely (though not guaranteed) is that MIPS is looking to augment their portfolio, combining technologies, or positioning them Mid and Premium like you suggested...nothing inherently wrong with that. It's not like no one's every going to come up with another innovation to challenge them! Sorry but claiming they now have a global monopoly on helmet concussion technology is waaaaaay too much of a stretch.
tj7mesh jamessmurthwaite's article
May 24, 2019 at 13:34
May 24, 2019
MIPS Acquires Fluid Inside Rotational Impact Company For $3.3 Million
@loopie: I stand corrected, it's nefarious. Your persuasive argument has won me over.
tj7mesh jamessmurthwaite's article
May 24, 2019 at 13:16
May 24, 2019
MIPS Acquires Fluid Inside Rotational Impact Company For $3.3 Million
Companies aren't angels, but some of the replies to this comment are overly pessimistic. Not many companies will throw millions at an acquisition just to bury it. Logically, if the technology is good, they want to buy it to use it and make better products (better performing, better value, etc) - so they can sell more and make more money. If the technology is bad, it will kill itself - why waste the money? It will certainly be about strengthening their company and marketing position overall, but that doesn't have to be nefarious.
tj7mesh 7mesh's article
May 22, 2019 at 14:26
May 22, 2019
Enter to Win a Backcountry MTB Tour with 7mesh
Hi all, our ambition was to offer the contest globally but we weren't able to ensure that we were legally compliant with all the rules & regulations in all the different jurisdictions. Unfortunately as a small business it's tough to figure out & navigate all the legal aspects of offering something like this. It would be better for us if we could offer it to everyone, and we're definitely going to keep working to expand our offers in the future. Sorry to disappoint anyone and hope we can bring you to Canada another time! Cheers and all the best, TJ
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