Thursday, April 30, 2009

New & Improved BlackBerry PDA Phone Soap

Not to ignore those of us who rely on our BlackBerry every day - here is the new and improved BlackBerry PDA Phone Soap!

This cool soap has all the buttons on the keyboard along with the BlackBerry screen and icons! It is scented with a Blackberries fragrance, of course! It is the same size as the new BlackBerries and it weighs 2.5-3 oz each. The top and bottom layers are both dark gray.

Check it out here:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Being equally drawn to the craft of fiction-writing and the fun of reading, I dedicate this newly created soap to fellow book lovers and bookworms!

This soap bar has an open book and a moon embedded into the soap and the midnight black backdrop complements the message. This fun soap also has a pink layer underneath the midnight black layer that matches the color of the open book. It weighs about 3-3.5 oz and smells like Blackberries and Sage!

Check it out here: Reading Past Bedtime Soap

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Genius Bar

What is the Genius Bar?

"Genius" is what you get when you combine scrabble with the Periodic Table of Elements!

Ge is spelled with Ge or Germanium
Ni is spelled with Ni or Nickel
U is spelled with U or Uranium
S is spelled with S or Sulphur

This is a unique gift for the scrabble or puzzle lovers as well as fellow geeks! It weighs about 3 oz and smells like Hazelnut Coffee! The top layer is black/dark gray while the bottom layer is a lighter shade of gray.

Check it out here: The Genius Bar

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Marketing Communications Manager - oDesk (Menlo Park, CA)

Marketing Communications Manager - oDesk (Menlo Park, CA)

As the marketplace for online workteams with the best business model for both buyers and providers, oDesk ( is changing the way the world works:

For buyers, we guarantee work. Every hour billed is an hour worked.
For providers, we guarantee payment. Every hour worked is an hour paid.

With nearly 3X growth in each of the past two years and over $67 million worth of work performed (see:, oDesk is home to hundreds of thousands of service providers in over 100 countries and more than 50,000 employers tap our global talent base and platform to build and run their online workteams.

oDesk is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, and Sigma Partners. 


In today's tough economy, oDesk is helping companies get more done with less while also helping talented professionals find interesting and lucrative job opportunities with the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. Our story and those of oDesk buyers and providers have gotten great coverage so far (see: ), but we know we're just scratching the surface.

We're looking for the ultimate evangelist, writer, and story teller who can help spread the word. Your role would be multi-faceted with responsibility for all aspects of public relations (story development, outreach, and coordination), the oBlog (our corporate blog), and helping to craft messaging to build the oDesk brand.

This position reports to the Vice President of Marketing and works closely with the rest of our team including our CEO, our extended contractor team, and many oDesk buyers and providers. This position offers a great opportunity to tell an exciting and timely story and build a community around a business that is creating new opportunities for businesses and professionals alike.


* Hands-on management of PR in close coordination with our external PR consultants. Analyzing oDesk data and staying abreast of marketplace and work trends, developing story ideas and pitches, coordinating PR opportunities, lots of direct outreach, securing speaking opportunities for our executive team, attending events, and submitting award applications.

* Full management of the oBlog including development of our editorial calendar, writing stories, coordinating research, recruiting guest bloggers, and syndicating blog content.

* With other members of the team:
** Help shape oDesk messaging across all communication channels: press, the website, emails, and other user communications.
** Identify new ways to engage new and existing users via online promotions, events, etc

Required Personal Characteristics and Experience

* Great communication skills, especially writing. You're able to tell stories that other people want to hear in a personal style that is unique and memorable.
* Creative and analytical. We have tons of data and swim in compelling personal anecdotes from our users. You must be able to identify the most interesting themes and craft the right stories.
* Web-savvy. oDesk users are web-savvy and so are you. You understand how to use the web to deliver your message and how to engage online communities to build goodwill.
* Outgoing and extroverted. You're comfortable and enjoy speaking with all types of people including senior execs and press. 
* Customer-service oriented. You aim to please when a journalist or a user has a need and we can help.
* Sense of urgency. We're changing the way the world works. There's no time to waste!
* Willing to roll-up your sleeves. oDesk is growing rapidly, but we're still a startup. You get stuff done.
* Experience. Maybe you've been at an agency for the past few years juggling multiple clients or you are a journalist jumping from story to story. We care less about the specific number of years of experience you have and more about your track record as a compelling writer and securing high-profile coverage or building an audience for what you have to say.

To Apply

* Please send your resume and cover letter to with "Marketing Communications Manager" in the subject line. Point us to writing samples and anything else that would give us a sense of you as a participant in online communities (your blog, Twitter, etc).

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lovestruck Lobster Soap

This lobster soap is so lovestruck that it is covered with hearts! It will be available soon on :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Periodic Table Soap

For any Pre-meds or chemists or science students out there - this soap was made with you in mind! This soap features the periodic table of elements on the "blackboard" section of the soap. It is surrounded by a brown rim resembling the "wood" part of a traditional blackboard and the back of the "blackboard" is dark grayish black soap. It is scented with a hint of Tropical Mango and weighs about 3 oz.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Introducing the Blackboard Academic Collection Bars for Geeks and Nerds :)

Know anyone who is a computer programming genius or enjoy programming computer code? This is the perfect gift! Just in case you are not sure what this code does, just show it to any computer programmer! :)

This Hello World Programming Bar is the second bar for the new Blackboard Academic collection of soap bars. This one features a green blackboard with a classic programming code written on the "blackboard" area of the soap.

It is surrounded by a brown rim resembling the "wood" part of a traditional blackboard and the back of the "blackboard" is dark grayish black soap. It is scented with a hint of Tropical Mango and weights about 3 oz.