Quantum of Solace Bond Tom Ford Polo: Update in Post 440

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  • Mmm I see...

    minimum of 80...no marketing...no promotion...perfect sense.

    In light of this, I think you may have been a little too reckless in the title of this thread Mantis.
    Perhaps you should change it to:

    "Quantum of Secrecy (COUGH!!! Tom Ford!) Polo Interest Thread"
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    edited September 2017
    It's not an insult so much as professional observations. It's also not something they have set out to do and failed at, it's just an aspect of marketing that they never embarked upon...
    Their marketing is beautiful and engaging from a mass engagement standpoint which trickles down to personal experiences and service. THAT is there model. THEN people come along and create, organically, a different one. It flies in the face of their 'process'....I don't like hearing that people are "fortunate" to be customers. We are dealing with the MTM group of TF. I believe the fortunate ones are both sides that certainly create a win win....my only point is that by restricting word of this opportunity our likelihood of getting to 80 units will be diminished.

    One more thing....I find it hard to walk on egg shells around brands when so many other brands out there embrace their customer base so readily. Maybe it's my age, maybe its my profession...maybe its self-respect....There are companies that thrive off of customer feedback, and there are some that see it as complaints, or insults. The interpretation of one over the other is about choice.
    MAGR007 wrote:
    i think the last posts should be deleted. we should be grateful that Tom Ford does these collaborations and we should not question their marketing department or criticize them in any way.
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 10,292MI6 Agent
    Just to get things back on track since I took it off a bit..
    (was not insulting TF, was just curious)



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  • ichaiceichaice LondonPosts: 591MI6 Agent
    The Mantis wrote:

    One more thing....I find it hard to walk on egg shells around brands when so many other brands out there embrace their customer base so readily. Maybe it's my age, maybe its my profession...maybe its self-respect....There are companies that thrive off of customer feedback, and there are some that see it as complaints, or insults. The interpretation of one over the other is about choice

    Well said -{
    Yes. Considerably!
  • OMEGA BOND WATCHESOMEGA BOND WATCHES Las Vegas, NVPosts: 210MI6 Agent
    The Mantis wrote:
    Not an image issue...they want it to be discrete. They feel the Harrington project was anything but. My stance is, who cares how new customers are created? I honestly think they don't understand social media and influencer marketing and thus fear it rather than embrace it. Couple that with a marketing department that doesn't exactly welcome grass root movements and you have our reality.
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Any theory why Mantis?

    Image kind of thing?

    Fully agreed!!!
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  • OMEGA BOND WATCHESOMEGA BOND WATCHES Las Vegas, NVPosts: 210MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Believe that does include VAT but not shipping

    Have a gut feeling we won't hit the target on this one - 80 is a hell of a lot

    Please put me down for one and as we get closer it might be two.
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  • Enjoying DeathEnjoying Death Toronto, ON CANADAPosts: 1,227MI6 Agent
    The Mantis wrote:
    It's not an insult so much as professional observations. It's also not something they have set out to do and failed at, it's just an aspect of marketing that they never embarked upon...
    Their marketing is beautiful and engaging from a mass engagement standpoint which trickles down to personal experiences and service. THAT is there model. THEN people come along and create, organically, a different one. It flies in the face of their 'process'....I don't like hearing that people are "fortunate" to be customers. We are dealing with the MTM group of TF. I believe the fortunate ones are both sides that certainly create a win win....my only point is that by restricting word of this opportunity our likelihood of getting to 80 units will be diminished.

    One more thing....I find it hard to walk on egg shells around brands when so many other brands out there embrace their customer base so readily. Maybe it's my age, maybe its my profession...maybe its self-respect....There are companies that thrive off of customer feedback, and there are some that see it as complaints, or insults. The interpretation of one over the other is about choice.
    MAGR007 wrote:
    i think the last posts should be deleted. we should be grateful that Tom Ford does these collaborations and we should not question their marketing department or criticize them in any way.

    Well said David.

    Without it's customers, TF would be nothing.

    Same goes for every single businesss out there. It's good to be reminded of that very simple fact every once in awhile. -{
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  • chriscollins007chriscollins007 North Somerset , England Posts: 1,154MI6 Agent
    Can't believe I missed this I'm in {[] {[]

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  • BrackleyBondBrackleyBond Oundle, NorthamptonshirePosts: 87MI6 Agent
    Just a thought, but would it be possible to make this a sticky thread like the Harrington project, so that it's always at the top?

    This way it might catch other members eyes when they look through this discussion board and find this thread.
  • Rolextraveler_1905Rolextraveler_1905 Posts: 11MI6 Agent
    I am interested email newtype8828@gmail.com
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  • sruzgarsruzgar Welcome to ScotlandPosts: 1,468MI6 Agent
    Im in!
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    Just about half way there.
  • Rolextraveler_1905Rolextraveler_1905 Posts: 11MI6 Agent
    welshboy78 wrote:
    Just to get things back on track since I took it off a bit..
    (was not insulting TF, was just curious)



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    im in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The name is Bond, James Bond...
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  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    MAJOR UPDATE:

    I spoke to Luigi about the challenge of 80 units and he in turn spoke to his people. They have agreed to lower the minimum to 55 units which makes this project MUCH MORE LIKELY. However, based on the lower units the price has increased to 505 Euros. That's a difference of 60 Euros. I understand we may lose a few of you based on this but I think 80 units is not feasible based on the discrete nature to which we are asked to handle this project. I have updated the content of my first post to reflect this new information. Easiest way to handle this new tidbit is for those that want OUT (and we promise, no one will be thought of any less if they do) because of the price increase, please state so so we can update the list accordingly. Thank you, gents...and thanks for your patience.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited September 2017
    That is a major update.
  • Enjoying DeathEnjoying Death Toronto, ON CANADAPosts: 1,227MI6 Agent
    I was starting to consider getting one if the numbers were close to 80 and needed a boost to get this done, but with the price increase that's now another almost $100 CDN extra so I am definitely out now. :(

    Good luck guys. You should have no problem making the new quota.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited September 2017
    I'm usually not one for defending the decisions of major corporations, but Tom Ford could have spiked the price up in the ballpark of the spectre polo $960. They know the interest is there. It's not cheap to start producing a product especially one in a limited run. (60 euro increase isn't that bad) they significantly lowered the minimum.

    If no one drops out, we just went from 50% there to 80% there.
    Good work Mantis -{
  • BrackleyBondBrackleyBond Oundle, NorthamptonshirePosts: 87MI6 Agent
    David if I may ask a few clarifying questions?

    1. If we reach 55 could we leave the project open (people willing) for a defined time period to see if we could get the extra 25 people/units so that we could get the original price?

    2. Delivery, I know that the cost of delivery will differ depending on where you live in the world (I live in the UK), but based on the Harrington project what were the costs of delivery? (David I know you can't answer that question alone, but others might be able to?) Would an option be to have it sent to the nearest Tom Ford store for collection, like you would for a bespoke item?

    Thank you David for taking time to pursue this project, although I wasn't involved with the Harrington project I did keep an eye on it and know how difficult it got, so I am very appreciative that you decided to head this one.

    Many thanks

    Daniel
    The Mantis wrote:
    MAJOR UPDATE:

    I spoke to Luigi about the challenge of 80 units and he in turn spoke to his people. They have agreed to lower the minimum to 55 units which makes this project MUCH MORE LIKELY. However, based on the lower units the price has increased to 505 Euros. That's a difference of 60 Euros. I understand we may lose a few of you based on this but I think 80 units is not feasible based on the discrete nature to which we are asked to handle this project. I have updated the content of my first post to reflect this new information. Easiest way to handle this new tidbit is for those that want OUT (and we promise, no one will be thought of any less if they do) because of the price increase, please state so so we can update the list accordingly. Thank you, gents...and thanks for your patience.
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,490Quartermasters
    If we hit 80 (miracles do happen) then I am sure they will adjust price. That being said tho', once we hit 55 people we will begin the process of connecting with Luigi for payment. That usually doesn't take long and then we are off to the races.
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    Add me to the list please
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  • Mantis,

    any chance of getting a size chart? and perhaps pictures of a prototype?

    I believe that would still respect Tom Ford's wishes pertaining to discretion.
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    I'm sorry......that last hand...nearly killed me
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