After founding the popular pizza chain, John Schnatter was the face of the company, appearing in ads and mugging for the cameras with celebrities and sports stars as part of the brand’s sponsorships. That took a turn in late 2017, when Schnatter blamed the NFL’s response to kneeling players protesting against police brutality and racial inequality for his company’s disappointing financial results, and he resigned as CEO amid the resulting backlash. Seven months later, Schnatter was forced to apologize and resign as chairman of the Papa John’s board after it was revealed he used the n-word on a conference call. Since then, Papa John’s has done just about everything it can to distance itself and its brand from its namesake. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk has to decide: Does he want to be Steve Jobs? Or Papa John?
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This development, being planned on a former junkyard in Copenhagen, is the city’s first new neighborhood made entirely of timber. It was designed in collaboration with biologists and environmental engineers; 40% of the 45-acre project site is being preserved as undeveloped habitat for local flora and fauna. Henning Larsen partner Signe Kongebro cites the statistic that 70% of the planet’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050: “It is more crucial than ever that the relationship between city and nature is ‘both/and,’ not ‘either/or.'” The firm plans to use prefabricated timber panels sourced from partners throughout Europe and to integrate nests for birds and bats (built directly into the facades), among other elements that foster nature. … [Read more...] about These three timber buildings could represent the future of green architecture
Knowing that vehicles under 3,000 pounds could legally stay on the street for 48 hours, Occupy Madison started building small, moveable structures that they figured could relocate all over the city every two days. That plan proved too chaotic, so when the gas station became an option, the team worked with architects and city planners to snap up the unused land. … [Read more...] about Activists Turned A Wisconsin Gas Station Into A Tiny Village for the Homeless
Amid widespread criticism for allowing false political ads on the platform, Zuckerberg made a speech at Georgetown in which he cast his company as a champion of the First Amendment. In the wake of the firestorm over the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal and the Russian hijacking of Facebook to influence the 2016 election, Zuckerberg stated that most socializing on his network would move to private, encrypted spaces. But if you look back at Facebook’s past statements and predictions, you’ll find that while not many of them were flatly wrong, most were far from right. … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s new work-from-home zeal is very, very convenient
Giphy’s goal, then is to “own” the six-second ad format and create ads (or convince brands to create ads) that exude that genuine spirit—though, tellingly, this medium is still very nascent. “It’s taking a long time for marketers to understand the value of what a short-form piece of video means in their value chain,” says Jason Krebs, chief business officer at Tenor, a rival GIF company that is preparing to roll out paid ad campaigns with brands. “How does this drive success for them? Just like when you’re in TV and any highly successful medium, the first question is, okay, did we get the exposure that we wanted? Did it get exposed to the right target audience, and was it in the right environment? But then the next question is, ‘Okay, great, now we got exposed. Did it help my business?’ That’s where we’re trying to prove that out to marketers now.” … [Read more...] about In Six Seconds, Giphy Could Make Billions