By Janet Morrissey, New York Times Published 4:54 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Boxes of Kellogg's Special K cereal sit on display in a market in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. When Kellogg’s Special K started a campaign to appeal to younger women last year, its ad showed women engaged in energetic activities, along with an affirmation: “We eat.” Some found it condescending and patronizing to portray “eating” as some feat that women had accomplished. Others found it confusing since everybody eats. less Boxes of Kellogg's Special K cereal sit on display in a market in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. When Kellogg’s Special K started a campaign to appeal to younger women last year, its ad showed women ... more Photo: Gene J. Puskar /Associated Press Photo: Gene J. Puskar /Associated … [Read more...] about Brands try to convince new generations products aren’t just for their parents
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By any measure, rapper-actor-producer-entrepreneur Ice Cube has been successful in his career. However, he still feels like he has to convince people he's on top of his game, he tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS' "Sunday Morning," to be broadcast August 12. Being doubted, Ice Cube (whose real name is O'Shea Jackson) tells Smith, is his greatest setback. "You know, doubted all the time, you know, as far as things I wanna do in entertainment," he said. "You still always gotta convince people that you're at the top of your game and that you're not yesterday's news." Today, he's one of the most bankable stars in the movie business. He broke into films in 1991 in "Boyz n the Hood," after a groundbreaking career with the rap pioneers N.W.A. He's been working in films ever since, including acting in "21 Jump Street" and "Barbershop," while also serving as a producer on "Straight Outta Compton," a docudrama on his time with N.W.A., starring his son. Still, he tells Smith, he's … [Read more...] about Preview: Ice Cube says he’s always trying to convince people he’s not “yesterday’s news”
caption Edible Arrangements is trying to build up its snack business with smoothies and “donuts” that are actually chocolate-covered fruit. source Edible Arrangments Edible Arrangements’ new CEO, Mike Rotondo, wants snacks, like smoothies and chocolate-covered fruit, to make up at least 25% of the gift-basket chain’s sales. Rotondo says Edible Arrangements has battled “wannabees” who have cut into the chain’s business selling fruit baskets as gifts. Now, Edible Arrangements is pushing new store designs and marketing to convince customers that it is actually a snack chain in addition to a place to order gifts. Edible Arrangements is sick of being seen as only a gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or birthdays – and the months of slower sales that come with that restriction. Now, the company has a new solution: convince customers that they should stop by stores to get snacks all year round. … [Read more...] about Edible Arrangements is sick of only being a Mother’s Day gift. Now, its new CEO wants to convince shoppers it’s a smoothie-and-snack chain.
The Internet has broken down national barriers and created a global economy with anyone, from almost any country, free to surf, shop, or engage in any other online activity on any site, anywhere in the world. In parallel, the Internet has given hackers the ability to build or join worldwide criminal operations, swooping in on victims regardless of location, nationality, or any other formerly limiting factor. If bad actors get together in an international online coalition to create cyber-havoc, then authorities responsible for ensuring cyber-safety and preventing cybercrime should be taking countermeasures. Unfortunately, they are not – and the way things are going, it may be quite a while before we see a truly coordinated international approach to fighting hackers, as countries, agencies, jurisdictions, and organizations jockey to defend and protect their own interests, even as hackers further their worldwide cooperation and expand the scope and aim of their attacks. The sad … [Read more...] about Hackers now have international coalitions; we need the same to fight back
With each passing day that goes by, US consumers are only a few days away before Microsoft's line of Windows Phone 7 smartphones are going to be made available through AT&T and T-Mobile stores.One of the more prominent handsets out of the bunch, the HTC HD7, was recently purchased by a customer who was able to convince their local T-Mobile store to somehow sell it to them. Granted that the individual is one lucky person to get a head start on experiencing the next big HTC handset on the block, it makes you wonder at what transpired that led to the early sale of the HTC HD7.Regardless, the newly minted owner took it back home and proceeded to do an unboxing video for all of us to witness. Luckily, we will only need to just get by this weekend before we're all getting situated with this high end Windows Phone 7 handset.via WMPoweruser … [Read more...] about Customer manages to convince their local T-Mobile store to sell an HTC HD7 to them