As the NCAA Lacrosse Final Four kicks off this weekend in Philadelphia, we took a look at the business of the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Statistics and insights show us that lacrosse is a platform for brands looking to engage audiences from pre-teen through young adults.
If you have strep throat, a lozenge isn't going to provide lasting relief. You need a professional who will diagnose and treat the problem with something more powerful. As a maker of "softish cough drops," Pine Brothers probably knows that about its product.
The digital dependence of kids has escalated every year. They are entranced by a screen of some sort, seamlessly bouncing from iPad to a Kindle Fire to Xbox to the desktop, never missing a beat. Now, an increasingly younger audience is influencing the digital revolution. Thirty-seven percent of U.S. children between 4-5 years-old use a device like the iPad or smartphone. As crazy as it seems, they're an important audience. Learn how to engage them on their terms.
For me, the allure of politics was always a mix of core beliefs, shared causes and stirring speeches. And as someone drawn to communications, I found the rhythm of the words and a speaker's own unique cadences captivating. It is the currency of all politicians and some do it in a memorable way.
Joseph Kony can thank Silicon Valley for turning up the heat on his race from justice. Before the universal adoption of social media, a short film about an African warlord may play quietly in art houses, think tanks and maybe PBS.
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Sheen and Gary Oldman were three of the many famous actors who suffered the same fate in director Terrence Malick's 1998 movie, "The Thin Red Line." They were completely edited out of the movie, despite months of filming.
The Boston Globe recently spotlighted a practice that gave pause to fish eaters in this seafood mecca. It was about a literal “bait” and switch taking place at area restaurants and food stores. The stories exposed discrepancies between what fish is on a menu and what you’re actually eating.
It was a difficult week for one of the world’s most iconic companies. Obviously, the saddest news from Apple was that its visionary, Steve Jobs, died too young after years of failing health. While his legacy as an innovator, inventor and marketing genius is secure, some worry about the future of the company he fastidiously built.
With today’s fast-moving news cycles and a forgiving (or forgetful) public, some wonder if there really is such a thing as bad publicity. Michael Vick’s $100 million contract showed that you can recover from a storm of bad stories, not to mention PETA protests and prison time.