Co-OwnerULAH, LLC / ULAH Interiors + Design, LLC
Member Since January 2021
I co-own a growing number of businesses with my life partner Joey. Together we have a separate men's and women's apparel and lifestyle stores, along with a residential and commercial interior design firm. I'm an interior, furniture, and graphic designer and brand strategist — with an MA in Design Management and a BFA in Interior Design. Our businesses are located in Westwood, Kansas and you can find them online at www.ulahkc.com, www.shoplunakc.com, and www.dressyourhabitat.com. For my point of view on brand strategy and development, you can visit my personal site at buckwimberly.com.
Companies must strive to be flexible and adaptable to remain relevant and competitive. Consumer and cultural interests have undergone significant shifts over the years, influencing businesses in various ways. Remaining agile and responsive to changing consumer and cultural interests is essential for businesses that want to succeed in today's dynamic marketplace, as a failure to do so could result in missed opportunities and diminished customer trust. Below, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members share nine tips for how your business can stay on top of changing consumer and cultural interests and the impact they have on the overall business climate.
With so much noise on social media, a strong and well-planned strategy is the key to standing out. Social media has revolutionized the way businesses interact with their customers and followers. Nowadays, it's not just about selling products or services, but also about building relationships and establishing trust with your audience. This is where an effective social media plan comes in. By implementing the right strategies, businesses can engage with their customers and followers on a deeper level, which can lead to increased brand loyalty and advocacy. Below, 10 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council share the different social media strategies any business can use to build better relationships with their customers and why they are so effective at doing so.
Leaders in the culture space have a unique opportunity to shine a light on the underrepresented groups they serve. The benefits of a diverse and inclusive brand are many, for consumers and companies alike. However, this representation doesn’t happen accidentally. Rather, organizations must take specific action to help lift up underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color and people with disabilities. Businesses in the culture space are uniquely positioned to use their influence to amplify the voices of those underrepresented groups. Below, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council share 10 specific ways culture leaders can promote inclusivity and diversity in their branding.
Your team may be stressed, but empowering them to experiment can keep them moving forward. Working through the pandemic has caused many professionals a lot of anxiety. Even though this free time affords people more opportunity to achieve their goals, they aren’t often seizing it because they're stressed about their health, their families and their jobs. As a leader, it's important to empower your team to use this time to continue growing, learning and evolving, even if they're preoccupied with just "staying afloat" right now. Below, 15 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council explained how to encourage your team members to experiment and innovate during difficult times. Follow their recommended steps to keep everyone's morale high and creative juices flowing.
Don't let the silos of your day-to-day work hinder your ability to collaborate as a team. Collaboration is often the key to creativity and progress in business. However, busyness can sometimes get in the way of purposeful collaboration across an organization. Finding time to brainstorm and work with other teammates can be a challenge when you’re bogged down with a lengthy to-do list, but it’s essential to prioritize cross-team communication if you want to move your business forward. To offer guidance on where to start, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members shared tips for breaking down the silos of your day-to-day work and improving collaboration within your organization.
A business’s best advertisement is a happy customer. Word-of-mouth has long been touted as one of the best ways to attract new customers. Prospective consumers want to know how your product or service can directly and positively impact their lives, and customer testimonials can clearly demonstrate that value. However, it can be challenging to build up a loyal base of advocates who will promote your business to their networks. To offer some actionable steps you can take, 11 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council explain a few strategies that have helped them create true product advocates and why they’ve been so effective for their businesses.
ULAH, LLC / ULAH Interiors + Design, LLC
I co-own three businesses: ULAH - is a men's apparel & lifestyle store. Opened in 2016, our retail store was created to provide our community with a friendly and accessible, yet sophisticated retail experience with a full lifestyle offering including apparel, accessories, essentials, and home accents and interior design services. Check out our men's store online at www.ulahkc.com . ULAH Interiors + Design is a residential and commercial interior design firm that grew out of the men's store. We offer full interior services, including my own custom furniture designs. You can check out our online presence at www.dressyourhabitat.com . In October of 2021, we opened Luna — our women's apparel and lifestyle store — just two doors down from ULAH. You can find Luna online at www.shoplunakc.com . Our businesses are located in Westwood, Kansas — a quaint neighborhood just outside of the urban core of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. For my point of view and resume with brand strategy and development beyond our own brands, you can visit my personal site at buckwimberly.com.