Everything But The Dress on Nowmanifest

Kurt Geiger has just launched its own, very slick blog called Everything But The DressΒ to tie in with the rebranding of its stores as a one stop accessory shop. What’s clever is that Everything But The Dress is hosted on the Nowmanifest.com platform, a space where literally a handful of (uber)blogs reside.

As I understand it, Bryanboy, Fashion Toast and Style By Kling get a share of any ad revenue generated on Nowmanifest and in return, Nowmanifest gets the combined traffic of these blogs and gives them all a uniform look. Instead of placing a generic ad on Nowmanifest, Kurt Geiger has created its own blog (written by a character called Scarlet) and (presumably) paid to have it sit amongst the blogging elite, basking in their glow.

This is a much more discreet and credible way to do advertising, a genuinely engaging way to merge editorial and advertorial without obviously shoving product down the reader’s throat. It’s the first time I’ve seen advertorial approached like this. What do you think?