Regular readers of these blogs (hi Mum), will doubtless have been riveted by the news that Gnarly Joe® has been invited into the Amazon Launchpad programme (for emerging brands who can demonstrate growth, passion, commitment to customer service, and innovation in products). If you didn't catch that news, I'll forgive you this once. You can read the announcement > HERE <
To celebrate this partnership, Amazon invited their chosen Launchpad brands to meet Amazon customers face-to-face at a pop-up location in Westminster, London for an entire week (I know, I thought that seemed a little harsh on customers too, but Amazon were insistent).
To kick the proceedings off, Amazon held a launch party last night and invited Prime Customers to enjoy private, late-night shopping with an after-event party, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal (a much more famous beard than mine), with Ant Middleton (a much tougher beard than mine), with DJ duties provided by Mel C (beardless, so I win that one).
Afterwards, there was an intimate gig with sets by Paloma Faith and Tinie Tempah. Since an artisan whisky brand was offering free tastings of their fine range of scotches all night, nobody remembers any of it. After the party, I was carried aloft on the shoulders of a crowd of jubilant revellers through the streets of London (you'll have to take my word for it).
If you're in London this week, why not drop in and say hello: I'm here all week from today until late Sunday night (1st December), and will be dispensing tips, advice, coffee, chat... and some natural skincare products too, if that's your thing.
Don't be bashful. I'll be bored if you don't come: You'll find the Amazon 'Home of Black Friday' Launchpad event clearly signed at 7 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY.Entry is free (just tell them you're a friend of Joe).
On the week leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there'll be plenty of other innovative brands that you can chat to, and receive advice on getting that special person in your life the perfect Christmas gift (which, by the way, is a 50ml bottle of Gnarly Joe® Night Time Recovery Face Moisturiser). You're welcome.