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The Predictable Recipe Of Branding

From an interview/podcast I just made with the great Chiara Covone on Marketing & Branding. Great discussion. Today we are going to talk about brands, brands from today and tomorrow. You worked with many well known brands over the years, in very different industries. What do you think all successful brands have in common? I agree with the definition of Professor Sharp, which is very clear in this respect. Successful brands usually command a vast market share, generated by mental an...
Tags: Asia, Business, Leadership, Disruption, China, India, Africa, Marketing, Digital, Brands, Innovation, Sharp, Hermès, Florence, Coke, Alexa


My Watch Story: Celebrating A Newborn With A New Watch, An Eberhard Found In Florence, A Long-Awaited IWC Pilot, And More

Five video stories from HODINKEE readers.
Tags: Watches, Florence, Hodinkee


California Man Claims He Hit 26 Cars On Oregon Highway

COOSBAY, OR (KPTV) — Oregon State Police is requesting information from anyone who may have been a witness to reckless driving or a victim of a crash after a man said he hit 26 vehicles while driving along Highway 101. At approximately, 10:37 a.m. a caller reported that they were stopped at a traffic light at East Bay Dr. and Hwy 101 when they were hit from behind. The suspected vehicle was an older green Dodge 1500 pickup with a green canopy and a California license plate that attempted to push...
Tags: California, Oregon, California News, Offbeat, Dodge, Florence, Eureka, Oregon State Police, Coos Bay, Oregon Highway, OSP, Eureka Calif, Lane County Jail, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Kevin Simpson


First Circuit panel reverses death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Roughly five years after a jury handed down a death sentence to the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in May 2015, today a First Circuit panel reversed the sentence while affirming his convictions.  This local NPR piece provides the basics and some context: A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying the trial judge didn't do enough to ensure an unbiased jury. The First Circuit Court of Appeals Friday ordered...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Boston Marathon, Npr, Florence, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Thompson, First Circuit, PAUL, Tsarnaev, WBUR, First Circuit Court of Appeals, Tamerlan, Dzhokhar, Martin Richard, Carmen Ortiz


Travis AFB Medical Team Helping Lodi Memorial With Coronavirus Surge

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of healthcare all across the nation. In San Joaquin County, which is now considered a hotspot, help has arrived from the Department of Defense. Like many hospitals across the state, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial in San Joaquin County is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Daniel Wolcott, President of Lodi Memorial, says the hospital didn’t have enough staff to support the number of patients coming in, even though they did hav...
Tags: News, Local, Fema, San Joaquin County, Florence, San Joaquin, Dod, Travis Air Force Base, Wolcott, Travis AFB, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Health Workers, Daniel Wolcott, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, Lodi Memorial Hospital, Lodi Memorial


Last Day: Ulta National Lipstick Day Ends Today With Gift with Purchase! Here’s Some Recs!

Ulta National Lipstick Day ends today! There are some great deals! I did a round up post with recommendations which I’ve included below! There’s also a Gift with Purchase Today! Spend $70 and get one of two 10 Piece Lip Sampler Sets that includes trial and deluxe size lipsticks, lipglosses, and lip treatments from a variety of brands! Other items on sale: 30% Off Select NYX Lip Products 40% Off All Milani Lip Products40% Off All Maybelline Lip Products 30% Off All L’Oreal Lip ProductsColourpo...
Tags: Beauty, Florence, Revlon, Maybelline, Oreal, Ulta, Recs, Steals and Deals, Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick, Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick, Oreal Lip ProductsColourpop Lippie Stix, LA Girl Lip Products, MAC Lip Lustre Lipsticks, Revlon Lip Products Recs, Free OffersJordana Modern Matte Lipstick Review


Emmys Welcome Slew of Music Phenoms as First-Time Nominees

Pharrell Willliams, Labrinth (pictured) and Isabella Summers of Florence & The Machine could all wind up with Emmys this year. So, for that matter, could Ingrid Michaelson, Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor and veteran pop producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. All were among nominees in the music categories as the Television Academy announced […]
Tags: News, Awards, Florence, Trent Reznor, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Atticus Ross, Television Academy, Labrinth, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, 2020 Emmys, Pharrell Willliams Labrinth, Isabella Summers, Ingrid Michaelson Nine Inch Nails


Ulta National Lipstick Day 2020

National Lipstick Day is July 29th, which means that lots of retailers and brands have lipstick-related sales and deals going on this week (as well as on the actual day). First, they have buy one, get one free on lip products from brands like: Anastasia, Beauty Bakerie, Becca, Estee Lauder, IT Cosmetics, KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Lancome, Lipstick Queen, NUDESTIX, Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced, and Urban Decay. Here are additional deals from Ulta’s sale (check out ful...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Beauty, Ruby, Florence, Harlem, Christine, Mills, Revlon, Maybelline, Clarins, Nicki, Mia Wallace, Ulta, Aristo, Milani


Ulta National Lipstick Day Sale Buy 1, Get 1 Free Offers

Celebrate National Lipstick Day at Ulta.com today with Buy 1, Get 1 Free offerings on a variety of lipsticks and lipgloss from Tarte, Too Faced, and More! The sale starts now and ends July 29th! Not sure how it happened but even Melted Chocolate Liquid Matte Eyeshadows from Too Faced are Buy 1, Get 1 Free! Other items on sale: 30% Off Select NYX Lip Products 40% Off All Milani Lip Products40% Off All Maybelline Lip Products 30% Off All L’Oreal Lip ProductsColourpop Lippie Stix $4 40% Off Morphe...
Tags: Beauty, Florence, Ulta, Steals and Deals, Oreal Lip ProductsColourpop Lippie Stix, LA Girl Lip Products, MAC Lip Lustre Lipsticks


Country Thunder Arizona rescheduled for 2021 due to coronavirus. Here's what we know

Florence music festival Country Thunder Arizona 2020 is rescheduled again due to COVID-19. Eric Church, Luke Combs and Dustin Lynch slated to perform.          [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: Religion, Arizona, Florence, Arizona Republic, Dustin Lynch, COVID, Eric Church Luke Combs


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, July 23-30

  Line dance instructor Rick Dominguez leads a crowd at a 2019 Dance DTLA series at the Music Center. This year Dominguez leads a session on July 24 for the Digital Dance DTLA series. (Photo by Javier Guillen for Grand Park)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, July 23-30.   EVENTS   Ignite the MaTCH (Madrid Theatre Cultural Hub) – Virtual Art Walk: 11:11 A Creative Collective present the event that includes a visual art display, dance, film, music and spoken word ...
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America is seeing a surge in anti-Catholic vandalism

A monument to the victims of abortion inscribed with a verse from Isias knocked over in a village in Sullivan County, New York. A crucifix smashed with a hammer in Rockford. A statue of the Virgin Mary beheaded in Gary. Another statue of her, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, desecrated with garbage; yet one more in the same city burned after plastic flowers in the hands of the Blessed Mother were set aflame. Satanic symbols and obscene messages scrawled on the doors of a parish in New Haven. More s...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Colorado, Cdc, Washington, Southeast Asia, America, Cnn, United States, Middle East, Manhattan, Catholic, Florence, Columbus, Christ


Art

Art is everywhere in Florence from sculptures outside to paintings in museums. I made a quick visit to the Uffizi Gallery to look at some art famous from the Renaissance period. This was outside the Uffizi. I took the photo because of the clouds. It didn’t look this vivid in person. I did some adjudtments afterwards. It is said Michelangelo stood in front of this statue and said it was a waste of a large piece of marble. It certainly lacks the magic of Michelangelo. One of the very l...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Italy, Florence, Mary, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Uffizi Gallery, Lippi, DaVinci, Medicis, Botticelli Venus


More Florence

More photos around Florence. The beautiful courtyard of the Vecchio Museum. A pretty fruit and vegetable shop. A blocks long covered walkway. Sculpture of Saint George by Donatello at the beginning of the Renaissance in art. Wild boar fountain. Florence is packed with high end designer shops. This is the grand entrance to the Ferragamo shop. A very small electric car which can park just about anywhere it wants.
Tags: Travel, Italy, Florence, Electric Car, George, Donatello, Vecchio Museum, Vegetable Store


Police intercepted cocaine smuggled inside hollowed-out coffee beans

Talk about a strong cup of Joe! Italian authorities intercepted 130 grams of cocaine smuggled inside hundreds of hollowed-out coffee beans. The beans arrived from Colombia at Malpensa Airport where customs officers recognized the name of the recipient: Santino D'Antonio. That is the name of the mob boss in the movie John Wick: Chapter 2. From CNN: Once they opened the parcel they found more than 500 coffee beans that had been hollowed out, filled with cocaine and resealed using dark bro...
Tags: Coffee, Post, News, Cocaine, Colombia, Medellin, Florence, John Wick, Malpensa Airport, Busted, Smuggler's Blues, Santino D Antonio That


Dr. Wise on Influenza: Rare Silent Film Shows How They Tried to Educate the Public About the Spanish Flu a Century Ago (1919)

“Pics or it didn’t happen,” says the Internet, a phrase typically “used in jest,” writes Erin Ratelle at Space and Culture, as “a counter to an outrageous claim of events. However, its root is predicated on the notion that media is integral to being or existence," that we must record everything. Such implicit understanding was only in its infancy in 1918, when the influenza outbreak known as the Spanish Flu began, which perhaps goes some way toward explaining why a viral pandemic that ki...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Utah, UK, Film, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Spain, History, Boris Johnson, BFI, Florence, Bram Stoker, Brown, Facebook Twitter, Dixon


Florence

After Venice I went to Florence. At first it seemed dirty and noisy but that’s because I had just been in clean uncrowded Venice with only the noise of boats on the water as traffic noise. After a while I found Florence to be very beautiful. Starting with the stunning Florence Duomo. The famous Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti on the baptistery by the Duomo. This was as the Renaissance was beginning. Not too far away is the statue of David by Michaelangelo. This is a copy to pro...
Tags: Travel, Art, Europe, David, Italy, Venice, Florence, Sculptures, Ghiberti, Duomo, Gates of Paradise, Pont Vecchio, Michaelangelo This


ICE Dodged Orders to Free Detainees—and Triggered an Outbreak

At the end of April, Florida federal Judge Marcia Cooke ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement prisons were such a tinderbox for the novel coronavirus that ICE had to begin efforts at letting people out. The dangers of the pandemic inside three immigrant-detention centers in the state threatened to put ICE on the wrong side of constitutional prohibitions on cruel and unusual punishment. Thousands of miles away, in Arizona, several lawsuits on behalf of people detained by ICE were in vari...
Tags: Florida, News, Virginia, Arizona, Ice, Miami, ICA, Florence, Justice Department, Michael, Brown, Broward County, Centers for Disease Control, Freddy, Miami Herald, Crawford


Cool online art project: 100 artists, 1 minute videos each of their time during isolation

A new online art project launched today and I've had a lot of fun browsing around the online video exhibition. It's called Decameron Row and when you go to the site you'll see eight multi-story buildings, each with a bunch of windows in them. When you click on a window, it starts a 1 or 2-minute video from one of 100 artists in the series. I was kindly invited to participate, and next week my video will be available. For now, check out the first 27 videos. The launch features contributions in m...
Tags: Art, Post, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Brazil, Florence, Tijuana Mexico, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Boccaccio, Ohad Naharin, David Poe, Nafissa Thompson, Sumire Hirotsuru, Harriet Joshua Brian Campbell, Mike Tyus Theater


Carl’s Jr. partners with Postmates on freebies beginning Friday, July 17

Carl’s Jr. is partnering with third-party delivery service Postmates for a weekend giveaway. Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19, customers get a “free surprise menu item” added to their Carl’s Jr. orders of $15 or more, according to a press release. Items include Famous Star with Cheese, fan-favorite Western Bacon Cheeseburger and waffle fries The promotion marks the chain’s 79th anniversary. It began in 1941 when Anaheim resident Carl Karcher opened a hot dog cart at Florence and Central ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Florence, Anaheim, Carl, Jr, San Fernando Valley, Carl s Jr, Carl Karcher, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Santa Maria Novella: First Visit

Santa Maria Novella flagship store in Florence    I normally go to the theater for the sake of the theater, not the plays, with the exception of going to see a particular director’s new production. I am interested in seeing the director’s signature style and the general style of the troupe, not an individual play per se, and that only after I look at how one or another thing was carr... Read full article: Santa Maria Novella: First Visit from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Santa Maria Novella, Maria Novella


Things to do – in-person and online – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 16-23

  Day trippers may see a tail, or more, of a blue whale during a Summer Whale Watching cruise with Island Packers out of Ventura Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Graham)     Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, July 16-23.   EVENTS   Best Friends Animal Society’s Su-Purrr Kitten Adoption Weekend: Looking into adopting a kitten? Fill out a kitten adoption survey; schedule a virtual meet-and-greet appointment; pick up new friend at Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mis...
Tags: Facebook, California, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, New Zealand, San Diego, Long Beach, Beethoven, Amy Winehouse, Tokyo, Zambia, Michigan


Brand Moves for Friday July 10

Nineteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, UK, London, Microsoft, Cdc, Uncategorized, Advertising, Brooklyn, United States, Starbucks, Minecraft, Deloitte, Fitbit, Florence, Black


The New Opus of Simone Andreoli: Leisure in Paradise

Up til now, our readers would usually find articles about the Italian brand Simone Andreoli Diario Olfattivo during or after one of the big, annual niche perfume exhibitions in Milan or Florence, where Miguel (2017, and 2019), Sergey (2019) or Lucia (2018) would get acquainted with its latest offer. But with the new Corona virus ruining these kinds of happy gatherings, we are forced to keep an e... Read full article: The New Opus of Simone Andreoli: Leisure in Paradise from Fragrantica Perfumes...
Tags: Fashion, Milan, Florence, Miguel, Sergey, Fragrantica Perfumes, Simone Andreoli, Simone Andreoli Diario Olfattivo


‘Viola forever’: Ribery to stay at Fiorentina despite home burglary

Rome (AFP) – Former France attacker Franck Ribery pledged his future to Fiorentina on Thursday despite raising doubts over staying with the club after a burglary at his Florence home over the weekend. Ribery, 37,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Florence, Fiorentina, Franck Ribéry, Afp, Ribery, Viola


Things to do – in-person and online – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 9-16

  Hikari Shimoda’s “Whereabouts of God, No. 39” is part of her “Silence and Affirmation” exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on new cultural experiences online and in-person, July 9-16.   EVENTS   Cultural Traditions from Black Communities Around the World – Connecting Community Art Workshops: Free, virtual workshops that explore creativity of the countries represented by African diaspora artists. “Mask Making,” with Maria Elena Cruz...
Tags: Facebook, California, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Senegal, Sport, Pop, West, Soccer, South Africa, Middle East, San Diego, Long Beach, Beethoven, Amy Winehouse


Brand Moves for Wednesday July 8

Nineteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand move...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Europe, UK, Mac, China, India, Advertising, US, Walmart, Brazil, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Times


Black Widow: Cate Shortland Confirms Prequel Will ‘Hand the Baton’ to Florence Pugh

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Black Widow: Cate Shortland confirms prequel will ‘Hand the Baton’ to Florence Pugh Since it was announced in 2018 that Marvel Studios has indeed finally ordered a solo Black Widow movie after so many years of development and fan interest, Marvel fans have been wondering the nature of Scarlett Johansson’s first solo MCU film, especially given her character’s fate in Avengers: Endgame. Their speculations continued to grow when Florence Pugh was cast as Yelena Belova, who is...
Tags: Movies, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, KGB, Golden Globe, Mason, Natasha, Scarlett, Kevin Feige, Johansson, Alexei, Melina


Exploding Whale Memorial Park opens near site where that beached whale was blown up in 1970

The story is legendary. Nearly 50 years ago, a whale beached itself on the shores near Florence, Oregon. Its carcass was "dealt with" with dynamite by city officials, causing the blubber to fly! Now, the coastal city has opened the Exploding Whale Memorial Park to commemorate the incident. Oregonlive.com: Florence, near where the whale -- or as a KATU reporter referred to it at the time “a stinking whale of a problem” -- washed up, is finally honoring this beautiful moment in history with a n...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Oregon, Mistakes, Florence, KATU, Epic Fail, Florence Oregon, Beached Whale, Siuslaw River, Exploding Whale Memorial Park, Exploding Whale, Flying Blubber, Megan Messmer


‘Midsommar’ Director’s Cut Coming to 4K Blu-ray in July

Ari Aster‘s Midsommar was already long to begin with, but the director’s cut clocks in at a whopping 171 minutes. While the director’s cut was previously screened in select theaters and has been available to purchase digitally, it hasn’t been made available on Blu-ray in the U.S. – until now. A24 is releasing a special edition Midsommar director’s cut on 4K in July, complete with new artwork and a written foreword by none other than Martin Scorsese. I’m a big fan of Ari Aster’s Midsommar. I...
Tags: Movies, Sweden, Horror, Scorsese, Florence, A24, Martin Scorsese, Blu, DVD/Blu-Ray, Florence Pugh, Midsommar, Ari Aster, Ragnar Persson