Black Panther is the rare film that doesn’t just live up to the hype. It exceeds it. The first-screening social media takes were breathless. The ensuing reviews were glowing to the point they may have blinded you. Pre-sale numbers hinted at a ravenous appetite for the film, and box office soothsayers predicted that the final tallies, when all was said and done after President’s Day weekend, could be historic. They were—and then some. Which is just how so many people who packed theaters across the globe over the weekend felt about Black Panther: It was all that we had hoped, but more than we could have dreamt. Black Panther sent a $242 million message to Hollywood this past weekend. The question now is whether it will listen. The latest Marvel film wasn’t just the first to center around the story of a black superhero, it featured an almost entirely black cast. Chadwick Boseman plays the titular character, called T’Challa out of his bionic spandex, the king … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther’ Just Sent a $242 Million Message to Hollywood. Will It Finally Listen?
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When a member of Google’s overwhelmingly white, male engineering staff raised questions about the company’s plan to increase representation of women and non-Asian minorities on the engineering staff, his politically incorrect words grabbed national attention. The tech giant’s new chief diversity officer responded in the worst way. Shut up, she said in so many words. Oh sure, Danielle Brown — the vice president of diversity, integrity and governance — used some of the right words in responding to the internal memo. “Part of building an open, inclusive environment means fostering a culture in which those with alternative views, including different political views, feel safe sharing their opinions,” she wrote in her reply. But exactly how comfortable should those dissenters feel? Not at all. “I found that (the memo) advanced incorrect assumptions about gender," Brown wrote. "I’m not going to link to … [Read more...] about Congrats, Google, you found the worst way to build diversity
The NCAA spent nearly four years digging in the dumpster of Ole Miss’ athletic culture, a trash heap soaked in misplaced blame, delusional defiance and outright lies, and came out the other side Friday with a clear message. It’s not us, Ole Miss, it’s you. And it’s way past time to clean up your act. In a scathing 82-page document that laid out why Ole Miss will get a second year bowl ban tacked on to the one that was self-imposed this year, plus increased scholarship losses and individual penalties for the coaches involved, the NCAA essentially mocked every Ole Miss fan and administrator that has spent the past couple years pushing back on the notion that the culture at their school was particularly toxic. Indeed, in perhaps the most hilarious turn of all, the NCAA practically treated disgraced former head coach Hugh Freeze as a bystander in the mountain of violations Ole Miss piled up. While Freeze was given a minor penalty — more on that … [Read more...] about Hugh Freeze gets off easy, but NCAA has a message to Ole Miss: You have a culture problem
You have a mobile DJ business but no budget for advertising? That's no problem. Most DJs don't put aside hundreds and thousands of dollars for advertising costs. They rely on word of mouth marketing. But there are some ways to stimulate even more word of mouth, and they come at an easy price - Free.Are you using social media to market your DJ services? If not, you are behind the times! Hop on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other sites right away. Sign up, create your profile, and join the conversation that's happening on these sites. Don't blast people with in-your-face marketing messages. That's not the point of these websites. Instead, chat it up with people in your city. Treat it like a big cocktail party on the Internet. Make sure you include links to your DJ website on all your profiles. Also, be sure to mention what you are working on. For instance, "Hey I'm DJing a wedding today. Wish me luck!" Or even better, "Congrats to Karen and John on their wedding! I'll be DJing the … [Read more...] about Marketing Your Mobile DJ Business With Zero Budget
Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) Q2 2017 Earnings Conference Call January 31, 2017 8:30 am ET Executives Christina Colone - Senior Director, Investor Relations Victor Luis - CEO Andre Cohen - President, North America and Global Marketing Andrea Resnick - Interim CFO Analysts Robert Drbul - Guggenheim Securities Ike Boruchow - Wells Fargo Securities David Schick - Consumer Edge Research Erinn Murphy - Piper Jaffray Oliver Chen - Cowen & Co. Anna Andreeva - Oppenheimer Michael Binetti - UBS Securities Mark Altschwager - Robert W. Baird Brian Tunick - Royal Bank of Canada Operator Good day, and welcome to this Coach conference call. Throughout the presentation, all participants will be in a listen only mode. Afterwards we will open the floor for your questions. [Operator Instructions] Today's call is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the call over to Christina Colone, Coach’s Senior Director, Investor Relations. Christina Colone Good … [Read more...] about Coach’s (COH) CEO Victor Luis on Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript