House & Home (128)
Students with brains... and brawn
MijnStudent (my student) is a Dutch company started by former students, which delivers student helpers to do small house jobs (garden, assemble IKEA furniture or cleaning). They fill the gap between DIY and a professional service. And because it’s cheap, it’s a good and legal alternative to moonlighters.
Why it matters
How could brands take advantage of such need filling initiatives? What if Ikea sponsored the company and offered it as an added value service?
The washing liquid brand Mir recently launched a promotion in which they allowed consumers to customise the packaging of its products. All consumers had to do was go to the brand website and create their personalised label. They then received the label by post, together with a discount coupon.
UntoThisLast is a local craftsman workshop which produces handmade furniture at mass-production prices. A huge range of furniture and accessories can be customised and produced on demand, thanks to 3D software and CNC machines.