Class 101, Korean e-learning startup, expands service for global learners

  • Global launch of online video courses for English and Japanese-speaking learners
  • 11 hour deep-dive courses including a “Class Kit” that is mailed to participants and favored by basic to intermediate-level hobby seekers
Music producing class instructed by famous Korean hip-hop singer Gray

SEOUL, Korea, 2020-Mar-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Do you love what you do?”

This is one of the most-asked questions of our time. For many, the easy answer is to tell someone to take their hobby and turn it into their profession. But this is easier said than done.

E-learning platform, Class 101, is working to achieve its mission of “Living What You Love” by offering immersive online video classes across a variety of hobby categories including illustration, digital drawing, music production, crafts and more. Each course is carefully created by a top-trending artist or influencer in their field with a growing community of 10,000+ creators teaching classes that consistently maintain a 98.5% satisfaction rate.

This Seoul, South Korea-based start-up recently announced its global launch for English and Japanese-speaking learners after weeks of testing the global demand for a more comprehensive form of online learning. Starting from February 2020, they opened a new platform dedicated specifically to international learners with an initial 12 classes in three categories that include illustration, digital drawing and music with many more classes to come. In a short amount of time, the total number of students enrolled in the US alone exceeded 1,500. 

Some of the most popular courses are instructed by influential artists including Korean hip hop singer Gray and Groovyroom. These music producing and beat-making classes have been especially popular amongst K-pop fans across the globe. An art class taught by ZIPCY was also popular amongst students who wanted to learn realistic and sophisticated drawing styles from an instafamous Korean Illustrator. 

“We decided to announce the official launch of the global platform today as the number of enrollees has been steadily rising. People seem to enjoy our extensive and comprehensive class content, which on average lasts around 11 hours. We find that our unique way satisfies basic to intermediate level learners who want to master skills and techniques in a new hobby” said Minjeong Yun, global team lead at Class 101.

One of the things learners have been especially responsive to is the “Class Kit,” which is a package containing all the materials necessary for participants to complete a course, which is delivered right to their doorstep. This allows learners to have immediate and far easier access to learning without the hassle of having to shop for materials or equipment. If you enroll in a pole dancing class, for example, you will receive a pole in the mail. If you enroll in an illustration class, you will receive all the watercolors, drawing pads, brushes, and materials you need.

Another unique aspect of the service is that it has an online feedback community where instructors and learners exchange feedback on the process and progress they make. Learners are able to ask questions they have during lessons, exchange opinions, and help keep one another motivated.

“Compared to existing players in the online education market like MasterClass and Skillshare, Class 101 is unique in that it offers an All-in-One class package. That is, everything needed to learn a new hobby or skill delivered right to your door,” said Yun, adding that “Class 101 dives much deeper into any given topic than sites people are probably used to and learners can go back and replay their course videos to review for up to 20 weeks after purchasing the course.”    

Established in March 2018, Class 101 is led by a group of university students from the Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). It attracted a 12 billion KRW (US $10.5 million) investment from Softbank Ventures, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, KT Investment, Spring Camp and Strong Ventures in 2019.

About Class 101
Class 101 offers immersive online video courses across a variety of hobby categories including Illustration, Digital Drawing, Music Production, Crafts and Lifestyle. Our courses are carefully curated by top-trending artists and influencers in their fields, with a growing community of 10,000+ creators teaching classes that consistently maintain a 98.5% satisfaction rate. Class101 prepares a materials kit containing everything participants need to successfully take a course so they can get started right away without the hassle of shopping for supplies or equipment. https://en.class101.net/

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Céline Dion visite CELINUNUNU à Paris

Céline Dion visite CELINUNUNU à Paris

PARIS, France, 2019-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Céline Dion, icône de la musique reconnue dans le monde, a fait une escale dans son premier concept store de vêtements CELINUNUNU, situé au 116 rue de Turenne à Paris le samedi 26 janvier 2019 au soir pendant qu’ elle était a paris pour la fashion week.

CELINUNUNU est une marque de prêt à porter, créée en novembre 2018 declinant une ligne de vetements unisexe pour enfants. Cette collection est le fruit de la marque NUNUNU créé en partenariat entre les stylistes Iris Adler et Tali Michberg et Céline, admiratrice de la marque NUNUNU depuis 10ans.

” Je suis tombée amoureuse de la marque de prêt a porter NUNUNU la première fois que j’ai acheté des vêtements pour mes enfants, et j’ai été l’une de leur plus grande fan depuis le premier jour. J’aime leur design, la qualité de leurs produits, le confort, et particulièrement le parfum”, dit Céline. ” Mes enfants aussi l’adorent. Au fil des années nous avons été approchés par tant de marque de vêtements d’enfants, mais j’ai dit à mon équipe , si nous devons faire quelque chose ce sera avec la marque NUNUNU. ”

Céline et la marque entrent en contact en 2017 et après 1 an de recherche, de planning, et de préparation les deux entités s’unissent pour créer cette nouvelle marque CELINUNUNU.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Celine Dion and NUNUNU launch their first pop-up shop for children’s fashion brand CELINUNUNU

Celine Dion and NUNUNU launch their first pop-up shop for children’s fashion brand CELINUNUNU

PARIS, 2019-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the extremely favorable reception of the French public, CELINUNUNU – the children’s collection created by Celine Dion in partnership with the alternative children’s fashion brand nununu – will open its first pop-up store from the 26th to the 29th of January in Paris, France, during the PARIS KID WEEK.

CELINUNUNU

Celebrity singer Celine Dion and stylists Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg, co-founders of the international children’s wear brand nununu, have joined forces to create CELINUNUNU. This new collection delivers children’s gender stereotypes and invites them to freely choose clothes that will reinforce their personality from an early age.

CELINUNUNU is convinced that fashion shapes the mind deeply by forging new concepts and thus has the power to change mentalities. The brand wants to give free rein to children’s creativity and imagination, stimulating the equality and flexibility of the mind, so that children can accept themselves as they are. She encourages children to be guided in their choices by their own, their true essence. CELINUNUNU wants to instil the idea that everything is possible for all of us.

Pop-up in Paris

CELINUNUNU was launched in November 2018. The pop-up shop in Paris, organized during PARIS KID WEEK, will be open to the public between 26th to the 29th of January 2019.

The store in Paris will offer the collection presented on www.celinununu.com, in addition to new styles to be launched in Paris.

 

SOURCE: EuropaWire

FlowerAura Is Ready To Recreate Your First Date This Anniversary

FlowerAura Is Ready To Recreate Your First Date This Anniversary

Gurugram, Haryana, India, 2018-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Making hearts smile wide, FlowerAura trades every couple’s dream to make them believe that together is a beautiful place to be. Lasting long as your eternal love for each other, the exclusive FlowerAura’s anniversary gifts collection is sure to leave every lovebird stunned and awestruck.

Commemorating another year of sharing sunsets and dreams, FlowerAura’s anniversary collection has come a really long way and is all set to celebrate the happy ever after milestone with precious anniversary gifts for parents comprising of flowers, love-inspired cakes, personalized gifts, photo lamps, cushions and beauty hampers, keychains, teddies, handmade chocolates as an anniversary gifts for wife or girlfriend.

Making December, a month to remember, the company’s founder announces, “The end of 2018 is all about weddings and anniversaries and occasions celebrating love and togetherness and to raise a forever toast to each one of these, our anniversary gifts are the best way to do so. For all the today’s and tomorrows, shopping these will be the best ever decision you’ll make and to make your celebration grandeur, our online delivery will make sure to hand-deliver love and romance at a lightning speed.

On Being inquired if anniversary collection has something special in store for the husbands and the boyfriends, he further exclaims, “ Our motto has always been to reach out hearts and our anniversary gifts for husband is the best things to hold on to. To all the ladies, who wish to convey that it is him their hearts talk about all day long, each of the tokens is priceless and worth presenting on the eve of the special day.”

Giving moments to cherish the sights of each other, relish warm hugs and bring them closer, FlowerAura’s together forever anniversary arrivals are sure to bind the love in the forever symphony.

SOURCE: EPR Network

KiwiTech Announces Strategic Partnership with Blingby

Strategic partnership formed to revolutionize video content delivery and e-commerce

Washington DC, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — KiwiTech, LLC, a startup accelerator and technology services company, has announced a strategic partnership with Blingby, an innovative digital advertising and marketing platform. Blingby users watch, buy, book or rent the styles and places that inspire them. However, Blingby is not only about fashion, lifestyle, or travel; it is adaptable to many different industries. Third-parties can also license and customize Blingby’s (bbStream) technology for use on their platform, enhancing their value proposition.

A truly groundbreaking innovation is Blingby’s bbstream, which can be integrated natively into content streams by producers CDNs and content distributors into their video content. Why should you care?

Imagine watching a YouTube video and moving your cursor above a person’s jacket. From that simple action, a drop-down appears with information on the jacket, through which a user can click through to purchase. Or what if PM Justin Trudeau is giving a presentation in front of the 4 Seasons in Montreal, move your cursor to the hotel and information on room rentals, etc., drop down from which you can click and execute a transaction.

It’s audience-agnostic, non-intrusive advertising that virtually eliminates the “ready fire aim” approach used by advertisers, replacing it with pinpoint accurate audience segmentation.

Blingby, founded in 2014, is a video content delivery and e-commerce marketing and advertising platform, engaging users in 185 countries. Blingby empowers marketers by providing them with a powerful, engaging and advert-less platform where the video and the proprietary bbStream experience drives user interaction. Blingby technology supports native and live streaming. Blingby is currently available on the web at www.blingby.com and on third-party websites, social media and as an Android or iOS mobile app through Google Play and iTunes.

“Blingby is a paradigm shift in marketing and advertising by transforming content into an informative, ’advert-less’ engagement applicable to different industries. We are excited to form this strategic alliance to help further transform Blingby’s unique platform,” said Rakesh Gupta, Founder and CEO, KiwiTech. “We’re committed to bringing the best of KiwiTech to help Blingby meet their business goals.”

“People’s tolerance to pushy and non-relevant and non-engaging marketing is rapidly diminishing. We built Blingby to solve this problem. We deliver a continuously-evolving, fully-immersive visual digital experience with high user engagement and conversion rates,” said Marcia Favale, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Blingby. “KiwiTech, with an extensive experience in the technology space, will augment our technology delivery to continuously reshape user engagement in digital media, helping us further deliver on the Blingby vision.”

KiwiTech brings a deep understanding of developed and emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and visual recognition. “As part of this partnership, KiwiTech will provide exclusive technology capabilities to Blingby,” said Robert Stanicic, COO and Co-Founder of Blingby.

KiwiTech provides end-to-end digital technology solutions across a wide range of industries, including publishing, healthcare, media & entertainment, education, financial services, and government. It has quickly gained recognition as an innovator by investing in numerous early-stage startups and partnering with large enterprises. Leveraging world-class design and technology development capabilities and extensive expertise with content management and creation, KiwiTech enables companies to seamlessly add mobile to their technology stack. KiwiTech is based in Washington DC, with additional offices in New York and New Delhi, India.

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