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Meet the Security Robot That May Be Coming to Your Local Store or Office Park

Even without the googly eyes of some of its sister automatons, Badger Technologies' PatrolBot resembles more of a roving kiosk than the dystopian Terminator-type that the idea of a security robot might conjure to some. The robot is the latest addition to the company's roster of automated retail workers and its first foray into the...
Tags: General, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Office Park


Meet the Security Robot That May Be Coming to Your Local Supermarket

Even without the googly eyes of some of its sister automatons, Badger Technologies' PatrolBot resembles more of a roving kiosk than the dystopian Terminator-type that the idea of a security robot might conjure to some. The robot is the latest addition to the company's roster of automated retail workers and its first foray into the...
Tags: General, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence


Quirky Interactive Art Campaign Lets Kids Send Climate Change Messages With AR Faces

A new interactive art campaign is making children the face of climate change--literally. The project, from artist Olafur Eliasson with support from agency AKQA, lets kids superimpose their faces on various environmental scenes through augmented reality tech and share their thoughts about how climate change will impact their futures. All that's needed to participate is...
Tags: General, Climate Change, Advertising, Akqa, Olafur Eliasson, AR Faces


While the C-Suite’s Post-Pandemic Outlook Is Bleak, CMOs Remain Optimistic

How long the economic impact of Covid-19 will last has chief marketing officers at odds with the rest of their C-Suite. In April, one survey found that 72% of CFOs expected the pandemic to have a significant impact on their businesses; however, CMOs are much more bullish about the economy and how the pandemic will...
Tags: General, Advertising, Data & Insights, COVID, Life After Lockdown


Why Can’t I Get a Diagnosis?

From a teen in the U.S.: I currently have a therapist that I’ve known for about 3-4 years, and have had good communication and have been able to work through some stuff. However, it seems no matter what I can do, I never receive a diagnosis or know what I’m dealing with specifically. Since I was a child, I’ve known there is something wrong with my brain in the way I behave and think. I’ve never been tested for anything mentally or psychologically and it’s so uncomfortable that I can’t be told wh...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Teenager, Diagnosis


Don’t Expect a Marketing Blitz From Auto Brands on This Fourth of July

Two months ago, if you were looking for signs of just how bad things were for the automotive sector, all you had to do was wander over to the internet and marvel at the deals on offer. Half a dozen makes, including Detroit's Big Three, were advertising an unprecedented interest-free financing over seven years. These...
Tags: General, Advertising, Detroit, Premium, Marketing Blitz From Auto Brands


Airlines ‘Doing the Math’ on How to Accommodate More Travelers

As Americans begin to travel again, airlines are adding routes to carry passengers. But a total recovery isn't yet in sight. Last weekend showed signs of progress, as the Transportation Security Administration logged the busiest weekend since mid-March with more than 1.8 million travelers passing through America's airports. But that number still represents a steep...
Tags: General, Advertising, America, Airlines, Transportation Security Administration


News Roundup: WADA in the News Cycle

WADA Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act:  On June 18th, WADA issued a press release announcing its Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act. According to WADA, the act was developed and approved by the organization’s Athlete Committee. Essentially, the document asserts it is an athlete’s “fundamental right” to participate in clean sport.  It is a two-part document. The first part focuses on rights established in WADA’s Code and International Standards . The second part consists of recommendations...
Tags: General, News, Russia, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Sochi, Wada, TASS, ONDCP, Equitable, Russian Biathlon Union, Athlete Committee, Olga Zaitseva, Megan Imre, Zaitseva


Young Child with Narcissistic Father and Stepmother

I believe my child’s father and his wife are narcissistic. They have one child together. His wife has two teenage children from a previous relationship. Recently, my child was mistreated by one of the wife’s children. Since my child isn’t there often, my child tends to be the target of their wrath emotionally and mentally when things are not going well for my child’s father and his wife along with her children from a previous relationship. When things are not going well with her children, they w...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Bullying, Anxiety, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Child Custody, Child Abuse, Blended Family, Coparenting, Custody Dispute


GOODE Skis present and future: A Q&A with Dawn Goode

When Dave Goode tragically passed away in a plane crash in January, Dawn Goode assumed the role as GOODE Skis president. With two decades of up-close and personal experience in the water and snow ski industries, an experienced staff, a masters in business administration and a deep insight into Dave’s vision for the company, Dawn has hit the ground running. Below is a Q&A with Dawn discussing the aftermath of Dave’s untimely death, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of GOODE. Ho...
Tags: Utah, General, Sport, Dave, Skiing, Dawn, Goode, Boise, USA Water Ski, Dave Goode, U S Nationals, Broadside Harbor, Dawn Goode, GOODE US Nationals at Bennett s Ski School


GOODE Skis to pay Nationals entry for 10 first-time Juniors

One of the highlights of Dave Goode’s year was handing out awards at the Nationals Junior banquet. He loved seeing the sport’s up-and-coming skiers and appreciated the opportunity to reward them for their hard work and dedication. As a way to honor Dave’s memory and encourage the sport’s next generation, GOODE Skis is paying the entry fee for 10 Juniors competing in their first-ever Nationals at this year’s 2020 GOODE Water Ski Nationals Championships in Zachary, La. Eligibility GOODE will p...
Tags: General, Sport, Dave, Skiing, Goode, Instagram Facebook, Dave Goode, GOODE Skis, Girls Boys, GOODE U S National Water Ski, Zachary La Eligibility GOODE


I Don’t Want to Be Just Friends with My Ex

From a woman in the U.S.: My ex-boyfriend I broke up in October. We would do almost EVERYTHING together before we really started being official. We kind of had a messy break up. I didn’t really reach out to him after the break up. Almost a month later he texted me asking to be friends and i agreed. Little did i know it would be rocky. We did good for the first couple weeks and then we started fighting almost about everything and  he would be so hot and cold towards me. Recently we had a falling ...
Tags: General, Relationships, Anger Management, Drinking, Alcoholism, Breakup, Heartache


Outdoor Voices Replaces Board Chair and Raises New Capital

Following a tumultuous start to the year, Outdoor Voices has been infused with more money and undergone another leadership shakeup, the direct-to-consumer athletic brand announced this week. Ashley Merrill, co-founder and CEO of luxury sleepwear brand Lunya, has taken over as chairwoman of the board of directors from previous chairman Mickey Drexler. Merrill is also...
Tags: General, Advertising, Lunya, Leadership & Talent, Ashley Merrill, Mickey Drexler Merrill


W+K New York is Auctioning Off a ‘Queer Brick’ for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Legend has it that on the night of the police raid at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in June 1969, a Black trans woman--believed to be Marsha P. Johnson--kicked off resistance to the arrests by throwing a brick at police. Or maybe it was a shot glass, a new campaign from Wieden + Kennedy New...
Tags: New York, General, Advertising, Stonewall Inn, Marsha P Johnson, Diversity & Inclusion


Macy’s Brand Experience Officer and Story Founder Exits

One of the key players in Macy's reinvention plans, brand experience officer and Story's CEO and founder Rachel Shechtman is among 4,000 employees being let go. The news was first reported by Retail Dive. Shechtman joined Macy's in May 2018 as its first brand experience officer, nearly seven years after she founded Story, the experiential,...
Tags: Fashion, General, Advertising, Macy, Shechtman, Rachel Shechtman, Macy 's Brand


Discussing the Building Blocks with Canadian National Team Coach Erik Bråten

Erik Bråten (center) talking technique with athletes at Frozen Thunder 2019. (Photo: Nordiq Canada) At twenty-seven-years-old, Canadian National Team coach Erik Bråten brings youthful energy and a spirit that fosters independence amongst his athletes. Originally from Oslo, Norway, and new to the Canadian system in November 2018, Bråten has the dual task of shepherding a crop of young Canadian talent and assisting veteran athletes like Dahira Beatty and Katherine Stweart-Jones to achieving consi...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Norway, North America, Alberta, Coaching, Oslo Norway, Building Blocks, Devon Kershaw, Erik Bråten, Bråten


White Castle’s Latest Marketing Move Riffs on a Time-Honored Strategy

Last week, White Castle issued an animated little announcement--the results of a survey it had conducted about chicken. Specifically, it was about its Chicken Rings (12 for $2.99), an item variously described by respondents as "fanfreakingtastic" and "pluckin' awesome." Not exactly a bombshell piece of news. Nor was it especially jaw-dropping that the lead finding--"More...
Tags: General, Advertising, Food & Beverage, White Castle


Book Review: Empires of the Sky

A Concise Look at Human Flight with an Unexpected Focus With my knowledge bank bereft all but the most rudimentary information about Zeppelins (aka rigid airships), my curious eye immediately focused on the tail end of the Zeppelin under the title, Empires of the Sky. (Following the airship to the backside of the dust cover identified it as the Graf Zeppelin.) The subhead of Alexander Rose’s 600-page tome—Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men’s Epic Duel to Rule the World—lured me between the cover...
Tags: General, Germany, History, Atlantic, Paris, Aviation, Airlines, Pacific, Rose, Zeppelin, St Paul Minnesota, Pan Am, Steiner, Scott Spangler, Chanute, LAKEHURST NEW JERSEY


I Feel like Getting Revenge

From a teen in the U.S.: Last year, I had my nudes exposed by this girl, and this year I want to press charges. But I couldn’t because I didn’t have enough evidence. I thought long and hard about this and came to the conclusion that I would sort this out myself. I spoke to her and we had a good talk. She confessed though and I had said I wouldn’t press charges, more like I lost the will since I was vulnerable, but now I do want to press charges. So what do I do? I had said no I wouldn’t but this...
Tags: School, General, Nude Photos, Anxiety, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Revenge, Shame, Embarrassment, Vengeance


Shaq Surprises Papa John’s Customers From Inside the Box as They Try His New Pizza

Shaquille O'Neal is making his mark on the menu of Papa John's. His new item--which the restaurant chain has been teasing on its website--is an extra large pepperoni pizza with extra cheese and extra pepperoni. The Shaq-a-Roni, as the brand is calling it, launches today. And for every Shaq-a-Roni purchased, Papa John's is donating $1...
Tags: General, Advertising, John, Shaq, Shaquille O Neal, Roni


How Can I Help My Friend with PTSD During COVID-19?

From a teen in the U.S.: My former roommate and good friend has recently been diagnosed with anxiety and PTSD from growing up on a military base.  In light of COVID-19, they’ve moved back in with their parents, four hours away from me.  Their home situation isn’t great; their parents can be borderline emotionally abusive, they’re not receiving nutritious food, they’ve recently been denied an emotional support animal, and even without the quarantine they have no means of leaving their house. Late...
Tags: General, Relationships, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Trauma, Military Base, Coronavirus


Milton Glaser, Graphic Designer Who Shaped Visual Identities of Countless Brands, Dies at 91

Milton Glaser, the designer and commercial artist whose seven decades of output included the legendary "I NY" logo, died of a stroke on Friday. He was 91 years old. A prodigiously gifted artist, conceptual thinker and intellectual, Glaser personified the field of postwar graphic design. Combining a wide range of artistic influences and brightening them...
Tags: General, Advertising, Glaser, Milton Glaser


After Weeks of Silence, Wendy’s Returns to Twitter

After promising to "amplify Black voices" on Twitter earlier this month, Wendy's suddenly went quiet on the social platform for nearly three weeks--then returned on Thursday, June 25, with a slew of commitments and a recurring line: "We have never donated to a presidential candidate." The fast-food chain is known for its witty Twitter presence...
Tags: General, Advertising, Wendy, Silence Wendy


Nascar and Farming Are a Perfect Match in Nutrien Ag’s Docuseries

What does farming have to do with Nascar racing? More than might appear at first glance. Nutrien Ag Solutions, the retail division of Nutrien that sells fertilizer and seed to farmers, is taking a different approach to its marketing by introducing a docuseries featuring professional Nascar driver Ross Chastain called Two-Track Mind. The series aims...
Tags: General, Advertising, Ross Chastain, Nutrien, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Nutrien Ag


An Image Depixelator That Whitewashes People of Color Has Opened Rifts in the AI Community

The experimental tool seemed innocuous enough at first glance: Plug in a pixelated image of a face and it would generate a higher-resolution mock-up using machine learning. But it wasn't long after an independent programmer posted it to Twitter last week that other researchers started to notice a glaring flaw. When prompted with Barack Obama's...
Tags: Twitter, General, Advertising, Barack Obama, Artificial Intelligence


Mark Penn’s Stagwell Group Proposes Merger With MDC Partners

Mark Penn may be on the cusp of consolidating his advertising empire. Stagwell Group, the holding company founded by Microsoft alum Penn in 2015, has proposed a merger with MDC Partners, where Penn serves as CEO. Stagwell Group executives delivered a letter proposing the merger to the MDC Partners board of directors on Thursday. MDC...
Tags: General, Microsoft, Advertising, Penn, MDC Partners, Mark Penn, Stagwell Group


How to Stay in Shape Before Your Wedding: Groom’s Edition

Imagine this, your wedding is coming up within the next few weeks or months. Your lovely bride or husband-to-be is working out like crazy and eating very well, and you on the other hand feel as if you should be doing something to look the best for the most important day of your life. Men sometimes tend to forget to get into shape before their wedding, but it’s important also for men to look and feel handsome and confident, more than ever before. Here’s a few ideas of how you can get fit before ...
Tags: Fashion, General, Chennai, Groom Wedding Plan, Husband To Be, Men Wedding Plan, Stylish Groom, Wedding Plan Guide, Cook Healthy at Home Sometimes


How Do I Get Over Obsession with Anime Character?

From a young man in the U.S. : My obsession with a fictional character is interfering with family time and my daily life. Some background before I start. I recently graduated from university and have since been staying at home with close family due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Because of this, it has exacerbated a problem that I’ve been dealing with for the past couple years. I’e become obsessed with an anime character, almost to the point of unreciprocated love because, well, she’s a fict...
Tags: Psychology, Work, General, Relationships, Fantasy, Reddit, Obsession, Don, Anime Otaku


Visa’s Chief Brand and Innovation Marketing Officer Is Leaving

Chris Curtin, Visa's chief brand and innovation marketing officer, is leaving the company. A representative for Visa confirmed to Adweek that Curtin, who has been with Visa for seven years, will be departing his post in September. The company did not disclose who will replace Curtin or where he will be heading next. "Chris Curtin...
Tags: General, Advertising, Adweek, Visa, Curtin, Leadership & Talent, Chris Curtin Visa


Girl Scouts Seeks to Empower Women With Its New Platform

Girl Scouts is launching a new female empowerment for-profit brand intended to uplift women ages 25 to 54. The CircleAround Powered by Girl Scouts website will be created in partnership with Verizon and Shutterstock, among other soon-to-be-announced brands, and will provide content about business, wellness, health, parenting, news, relationships--you name it. The launch of CircleAround...
Tags: Verizon, General, Advertising