Cottage Industry

The putting-out system is a means of subcontracting work. Historically it was also known as the workshop system and the domestic system. In putting-out, work is contracted by a central agent to subcontractors who complete the work in off-site facilities, either in their own homes or in workshops with multiple craftsmen.It was used in the English and American textile industries, in shoe making, lock-making trades and making parts for small firearms from the Industrial Revolution until the mid-19th century; however, after the invention of the sewing machine in 1846, the system lingered on for the making of ready made men's clothing.
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  • 3 agencies that specialize in cause marketing

    … by Havas PR. More than half of the respondents (54 percent) agreed that in the coming year they would like to buy brands that let them support well-being and sustainability. Now, an entire cottage industry has sprung up of agencies specializing in helping brands find the right cause to embrace — an army of good Samaritan matchmakers. Here…

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  • WTF is deep linking?

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  • YouTube stars are coming to a stage near you

    … online. Live events are proving an efficient monetization vehicle for social stardom, said Fullscreen president Ezra Cooperstein. Not only will fans pay top dollar for access to the creators they love, he said, but brands love the close bonds they can forge with consumers through live events. “At an Intour afterparty, Taco Bell served an arena…

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  • How brands are embracing user generated content

    … running a crowd-sourced campaign to get its users to share their “party style”– whether it’s at the bar or the dance floor. ‘Authentic’: A crowd-sourced cocktail from Foap Brands, once wary of putting their messaging in the hands of customers, have come to embrace user generated content to such an extent that a new cottage industry has sprung up…

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  • Google News: still a major traffic driver

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  • Google Kills Authorship: SEO Community Loses its Collective Mind

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