Soak seeks Marketing Maven

 

Our customers love our products. We love making them. We’ve worked hard to build our relationships and our reputation. We’re growing and we can hardly keep up. The Marketing Maven will liaise with our media contacts, our customers and brand partners to expand product awareness and brand recognition throughout the North American market, UK and Australia. This role requires confident leadership, creative thinking and strong strategic planning. You’ll also need to be digitally savvy, socially connected and passionate about building business. You’ll liaise with our Chief Soaksperson for B2B planning and our consumer team for direct sales. In this small yet active office, you’ll lead projects as well as learn from other people.

The role:

Drawing from the overall corporate objectives, you’ll:

  • Develop and execute marketing plans
  • Liaise with media for new products, events and soakworthy activities
  • Blog and connect through social media
  • Direct B2B communications with our Chief Soaksperson
  • Plan tradeshows and events
  • Manage marketing material and brand continuity
  • Assist our retail partners with their execution of Soak related branding
  • Maintain the creative content of the website
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of advertising programs

Skills:

In addition to great energy and an enthusiastic view on life, you’ll:

  • Have 3-7 years of experience in marketing consumer products
  • Be comfortable and experienced in online platforms for media development
  • Have excellent (fearless and inspiring) written and oral communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent working experience in marketing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Experience blogging or maintaining an influential voice in social media

The company:

At Soak Wash Inc., we develop and market leading products for laundry and skin care. Soak, our primary product, is modern care for the laundry you love. We’re growing with new products in new markets. We are leaders in product development, brand continuity and customer interactions. We love what we do and we’d love to have you join us. Compensation is based on experience and enthusiasm. This position is at our Head Office in Mississauga.

Are you Soakworthy? If so, please submit your CV with a letter of intent outlining how both your experience and personality are ideal for our fast-paced work environment. We appreciate all expressed interest in this position, however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Email  jacqueline@soakwash.com for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you. Application deadline February 28, 2014

 

 


Blocking Hand Knits

Blocking is the easiest, fastest way to take your knitting to the next level.

Finish knitting projects so that they look, fit and feel as wonderful as you imagined.

Craftsy offers a wide selection of online crafting classes from the best instructors from around the world.

This Craftsy class is taught by Kate Atherley, She teaches the importance of blocking, with her favorite blocking tools, our Phil basin and Soak Wash.

Katie is Knitty’s lead technical editor, author of two books, Beyond Knit and Purl and Beyond Accessories: Essentials and Variations. She regularly contributes to magazines and as regular gigs at The Purple Purl and Lettuce Knit.

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Here’s what Kate is saying about the Craftsy class: it’s all about blocking. It’s such an important thing, but it’s often missed because knitters aren’t sure what it is, what the value is, and how to do it. I address all three, and show amazing easy and fun ways to make your hand knits look their best.

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Here’s what others are saying about Kate’s class;

The Class that Made Me Realize I was Going about Blocking All Wrong

by librarian_kate on December 12, 2013

One of the best Craftsy classes on the platform – and should be required for every knitter! Kate’s class made me realize I was going about blocking the wrong way, particularly with smaller items like socks and gloves. I happened to finish some projects while taking the class, and put her instruction right into practice. What a difference! Highly recommended for new and veteran fiber artists.

Enjoy 25% off  www.craftsy.com/blockinghk25

Holiday Craft Pop-Up Shop

The Ontario Crafts Council’s craft Pop-Up Shop is in the home stretch  with only seven more days to go.

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Find great gifts from a curated selection of jewelry, ceramics, textiles, glass, and wood by 30 local makers and designers.

Monday through Sunday 11am- 7pm  late night shopping Thursday until 9pm  (December 24th close at 4pm.)

 

Ontario Crafts Council Galery
990 Queen St. W 
Toronto, ON 
www.craft.on.ca

Soak @ City of Craft

It’s holiday season and many of  our local Soak retailers are promoting handmade holidays, local shopping events and a focus on shopping at small businesses. We’re super excited to be part of this great holiday theme. We’re local, we’re a small business and our products and philosophies promote both handmade gifts and those made with love.

One of our favourite local events is City of Craft. It’s this weekend! We were able to get a limited edition copy of the 2013 poster, which we’ll hang with pride at the office. It’s so lovely.

2013 poster

2013 city of craft poster

If you’re in Toronto, we invite you to visit the workroom at City of Craft. They’re stocked with Soakboxes, Soak, Flatter and gifts galore. If you can’t make it this weekend, you can also find Soak products at Kid Icarus (printers of the aforementioned 2013 hand-printed poster) and event sponsor, as well as the workroom itself, on Queen West. Another sponsor, the Ontario Crafts Council has Soak at their holiday pop-up shop gallery through the 24th.

If you’re farther away, visit any of our fine retailers this holiday season. Thank them for having a great business in your community. Happy holidays!


Rigby & Peller recommends Soak for new (and royal) moms

Rigby & Peller recommends Soak for Royal moms

Rigby & Peller introduces you to the ‘Lingerie Must Have’s for New Mothers’. We’re super excited to be included in this prestigious list.

Shop Soak items here. Don’t forget to get some new lingerie as well!


Weekly affirmation: Soakworthy

Every Thursday we post a comment, tweet, email or secret message we’ve received from one of our Soakworthy customers (stores, fans, consumers, friends). Sometimes, on a rough day, it’s really helpful to read an inspiring message from someone in our community. Someone who appreciates what we do. Someone who is as passionate about Soak as we are. We appreciate all the love that comes our way. Really we do.

 A good friend of ours posted this on our Facebook this week:  I thought of you yesterday Jacqueline Sava (Founder and Director of Possibilities at Soak)! I was washing a Liberty top and a lace shrug in the evening, and saying: ‘Totally Soakworthy! while pouring your product into the basin! It’s like a ritual… I always say that whenever I use it! 

FiberJoyWe love the shirt, shrug and her devotion to Soak!


Carrie and Phil in the Soak Warehouse

 

Carrie and Phil in the Warehouse

Carrie and Phil in the Warehouse

Here at Soak, we care about growing a sustainable business and minimizing our negative environmental impact. In everything we do we carefully consider our actions and how they affect the world around us. This is why Soak is dye and phosphate free, biodegradable, non-toxic, and our 3oz bottles are made out of 100% post-consumer resin. We are very proud to have created such a high quality product; however, creating that product is only a small part of what it takes to run our business.

We believe it’s important to maintain these values throughout all aspects of what we do.  Every day we ship products from our home in Toronto to destinations around the world. When it comes to stuffing our boxes and protecting Soak through the shipping process, we always opt for the first step in the magic triangle of reuse – reduce – recycle. We want our products to arrive safe and sound whether the destination is Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne or Vancouver. It would be easier to use crisp new paper, boxes, bubble wrap, and foam peanuts.  Instead, we collect shrink wrap from skids, scrap paper, used boxes and anything else that can be reused to keep Soak safe on its way from us, to you.

The most difficult thing about using recycled leftovers in our packing is trying to keep all the odds and ends that come through our warehouse orderly and in one place. After brainstorming to find a solution, we realized the answer was right in front of us! We now employ a host of Carrie and Phil basins to keep our packing supplies neat and tidy. We found this to be quite the testament to the innumerable uses of the versatile Carrie and Phil.

 

 


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