Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real.

June 20, 2017

Yes, sex sells. But sexism, increasingly, seems less and less marketable. The latest sign: On Thursday, some of the worlds largest companies and advertising agencies will announce a new initiative to banish gender stereotypes from advertising. The Unstereotype Alliance, which will be launched at Cannes Lions, an industry conference in France, is a partnership between U.N. Women and several major global companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Mattel and Diageo. …


Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

(CNN)While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry — in the States and abroad — have never looked better. “We’re seeing a lot of intersections with corporate America, retail, hospitality and civic [architecture],” she says. “It’s about: How do you attract and retain your community and your patients? How do you attract and retain doctors and …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… Patagonia has taken on a number of national conservation efforts since environmentalist and rock climber Yvon Chouinard founded it in 1973. In 1988, the firm launched a campaign to restore the natural splendor of Yosemite Valley, which was being destroyed by cars and lodges. The company took on a more consumer-centric approach, launching an ad campaign in 2011 urging customers its jackets in an attempt to address rampant waste in the fashion industry. The company was relatively quiet for the …


Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… trade association states. Any trade policies that result in more limited market access for foreign carmakers either directly or as a result of foreign retaliation for U.S. actions, the ad implies, will ultimately hurt Americans most. Thanks to trade and open markets, our auto industry is stronger, prouder and better than ever before, the video concludes as auto workers of diverse backgrounds raise the American flag up the pole at the foreign carmakers U.S. plants. Why would we ever want to …


Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has not. And always, progress is wrought through a begrudging, draining, grating process. Maher: I …


Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

… release, Pence highlighted the importance of pollinators not only bees, but butterflies, birds and bats to Americas food supply. Bees aloneadd at least $15 billionin economic value to the countrys agricultural industry. The number of managed honey bee colonies in the U.S., meanwhile, has plummeted from about 6 million in the 1940s to about 2.5 million today, according to the Agriculture Department. The decline has been attributed to several factors, including habitat loss, disease, the …


Resorts World Manila attack: How tax man turned into casino murderer

June 5, 2017

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Jessica Chastain Calls Out Cannes Films For Dismal Portrayal Of Women Characters

May 30, 2017

… comments soon went viral, with more female leaders in the entertainment industry celebrating her candor. The star concluded her remarks by calling for the festival to include more female filmmakers so the jury can watch women that are proactive, have their own agency [and] dont just react to the men around them. Im not taking jobs anymore where Im getting paid a quarter of what the male co-star is being paid, she told Variety. Im not allowing that in my life. In 2015, the actress said she …


Acko is an ambitious digital play to disrupt Indias $10B insurance industry

… ex-investment baker and Arpwood Capital founder Rajeev Gupta. Beyond that, Dua teased that there are undisclosed global insurance groups that own a stake of the business. Their names wont be revealed for another month or so, but their presence has helped give the startup credibility in an industry that values corporate institutions. Acko has received an R1 license and is currently awaitingitsR2 license which has been applied for with Indiasinsurance authority. Dua anticipates that the final nod …

May 26, 2017

Cher Makes Us ‘Believe’ At The Billboard Music Awards

… When I was really young my mom said, Youre not going to be the smartest, youre not going to be the prettiest. Youre not going to be the most talented. But youre going to be special. And then when I met Sonny [Bono], he said the same thing. And there was really nothing about me that lead anyone [else] to believe that I was going to be special. I work with people you might not know, but they are like the greatest people in our industry, she told the crowd. And I just have to say I think luck has …

May 23, 2017