Marketing chick works because it allows us to harness hundreds of years of denigrating necessary social work by relegating that work to women. The marketing chick has all those soft skills that patriarchy has taught us are undesirable, less useful, less expensive, less valuable, women’s work. These beliefs about social work and its worth, and which gender it belongs to, lets us ignore the very real value that women in “marketing” provide our industry.
At a former butcher’s shop, stickers applied to the windows show a packed meat counter and give the impression that business is booming. Across the street, another empty unit has been given a makeover to look like a thriving office supply shop.
Locals are unimpressed.
Local councils in Northern Ireland have painted fake shop fronts to hide the economic hardship being felt in towns and villages near the golf resort where G8 leaders will meet this month.
Northern Ireland’s government has spent 2 million pounds tackling dereliction over the past two years. Almost a quarter of these funds were freed up in anticipation of Britain hosting the annual Group of Eight (G8) summit on June 17-18.
A dog stretches during his walk in front of a fake shop in Belcoo, Ireland on June 3, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the Nasdaq with violating securities laws during the May 2012 IPO of Facebook, hitting it with a $10 million fine, the largest charged to an exchange.
Facebook, the No. 1 social networking site that went public a year ago, was plagued with trading errors and problems at the start. Initial trading was delayed and even once trading began, buyers faced long delays finding out if their orders went through and at what price. More than 30,000 Facebook orders were stuck in the Nasdaq system for more than two hours, when they should have been canceled, the SEC says.
According to the SEC’s order against Nasdaq, leaders of the exchange made a series of poor decisions regarding the Facebook IPO and relied on systems that weren’t appropriate to handle the anticipated trading volume.
We would like to look at [Tumblr’s current advertising] and understand how we could introduce ads, in a very light ad load, where the impact is really created, because the ads really fit the users’ expectations and follow the form and function of the dashboard.
Source: Fast Company
Web pioneer reveals details of acquisition of blogging platform, as site’s 26-year-old founder tells staff: ‘Fuck yeah’. By Charles Arthur and Josh Halliday
Latest story on Guardian just up
OY. So if Yahoo does mess up Tumblr (which I fully expect BTW given Flickr), what then? Do y’all have any ideas? Where do we go then with our gifs and links and such?
Increasingly, I notice how good movies look when projected at private corporate screenings rooms and how bad movies look projected at major multiplexes — even at press screenings, where you’d think the staff would be on their best behavior. In the last few weeks I’ve seen two new blockbusters in 3D; one at a Times Square multiplex, and one at a studio’s private screening room. The multiplex blockbuster looked murky; its nighttime action scenes were basically gibberish. The privately screened blockbuster looked magnificent; even in 3D, it practically glistened, and the low-light action sequences were easy to follow.
Well, this is likely the reason why The Hobbit screening I attended was so lousy.
You won’t believe what’s really in your turkey burger. Happy Tuesday!
Koch Industries, the sprawling private company of which Charles G. Koch serves as chairman and chief executive, is exploring a bid to buy the Tribune Company’s eight regional newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant.
Related: a high school acquaintance manages a Papa John’s franchise and said that people have been angrily calling the order number to complain about the CEO’s statements, saying they will no longer be Papa John’s customers. Frankly, I don’t think whining to Papa John’s workers solves anything. Write a letter of complaint to the CEO! Take part in a petition! Boycott! Write something angry/disappointed on Papa John’s Facebook wall!
Don’t complain to the minimum-wage-earners at Papa John’s. It’s not their fault.
I don’t order from Papa John’s (I much prefer Austin’s Pizza), so I can’t really boycott something I was already not buying.