Artwired Media http://artwiredmedia.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 03:20:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://artwiredmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/artwired-media-icon-150x150.png Artwired Media http://artwiredmedia.com/ 32 32 The government will publish a white paper on gambling reform in the coming weeks https://artwiredmedia.com/the-government-will-publish-a-white-paper-on-gambling-reform-in-the-coming-weeks/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 03:20:24 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/the-government-will-publish-a-white-paper-on-gambling-reform-in-the-coming-weeks/

The government has announced that it will publish a white paper on gambling reform in the coming weeks.

The Prime Minister is set to announce restrictions on the industry as part of the Gambling Act 2005 review, as current regulations require changes to accommodate growth in betting on line.

The Times reported that proposals to ban gambling companies from sponsoring shirts should be rejected in favor of striking a voluntary deal with Premier League clubs, while keeping the option of legislation reserved.

A spokesman for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport declined to comment on the speculation, but added: “We are undertaking the most comprehensive review of gambling laws in 15 years to ensure they are fit for the digital age.

“We will publish a white paper as part of a review of gambling legislation in the coming weeks.”

The government is reportedly announcing measures including online casinos with maximum stakes between £2 and £5, a ban on free bets and VIP packages for those with heavy losses, plus ‘non-intrusive’ accessibility controls .

Companies will also have to remove online features that increase the level of risk for customers, while the Gaming Commission will be given new powers as well as additional funding from increased fees paid by the industry.

The commission recently released figures showing online gambling was at its highest ever rate in the UK, with one in four Britons making bets.

The study published on April 26 indicates that 25.7% of the 4,018 people aged 16 or over surveyed had gambled online in the past four weeks, compared to 23.8% in the same period the previous year. and against 18.5% in the previous five years.

The survey, which asked respondents about gambling on four occasions between June 2021 and March 2022, also showed that 43% had gambled in general in the previous four weeks, which was a drop from participation rates. pre-pandemic by 47% in March 2020.

The most popular form of online gambling was sports betting, especially football, apart from the National Lottery and other lotteries.

Anyone concerned about their gambling, or that of a loved one, can visit BeGambleAware.org for free, confidential advice and support.

The National Gambling Helpline is available on 0808 8020 133 and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Two budding entrepreneurs merge to create LO Media in Nyack https://artwiredmedia.com/two-budding-entrepreneurs-merge-to-create-lo-media-in-nyack/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:53:36 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/two-budding-entrepreneurs-merge-to-create-lo-media-in-nyack/

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Octavio Alvarado and Laurie Child use co-working space to launch marketing startup

By Tina Traster

Octavio Alvarado grew up in a small lakeside town in Michigan with parents who worked for other people. One of five children, he watched his mother and father juggle day and night shifts; they were at the mercy of their employers on holidays and weekends. But several of Alvarado’s friends had entrepreneurial parents who left a deep impression on him.

Alvarado says it sowed the seeds of his own desires to direct his professional destiny.

Across the pond in south London, Laurie Child was raised by a civil servant and a teacher. But he, too, saw his mother, as the Brit puts it, build a home daycare as a side business. Her courage and energy inspired Child, who had an early press background and bought candies in bulk and resold them to friends and family.

Child, who graduated from STAC (St. Thomas Aquinas College) in 2015, went on to work in the corporate world at Active International, a barter and media company, in the US and UK, then returned at STAC to earn an MBA.

LO MediaThe pair, both 29, met at a professional gig, where they got to know each other. This spring, they joined forces to create LO Media Group Inc., a full-service marketing and creative agency. The pair specialize in digital strategy, information architecture, web design, e-commerce and content creation.

Although their backgrounds have been somewhat different – Octavio is a self-taught web development professional who specialized in the real estate industry and never finished school, while Child has strong academic and business skills. business – the two have braided their strengths and are excited to build their business. at a time in history when the world has emerged from the pandemic and demand for their services is pent up and robust.

To start, the couple rented two joined offices in a coworking space known as Hudson One at 53 Hudson in Nyack. They have two full-time employees and a third part-time. They are already moving out of their space and waiting for Hudson One to continue building coworking spaces so they can expand.

“We can already see that we’re growing and that we’re going to need more space,” Child said.

The couple, who previously worked together in a corporate tower in Pearl River, said they found freedom and community by taking a month-to-month tenancy in the heart of Nyack Village.

“The corporate park experience made you feel a bit trapped,” Child said. “It might seem dead in there. But it is a city on the move. You can go out for a mental break and take a walk around the block. It’s easy to have lunch. This improves productivity. »

The duo also benefits from the uniqueness of the co-working environment which puts them in direct contact with professionals from various fields.

“These people, like us, have an entrepreneurial spirit,” Alvarado said. “They run their own business. It’s a good fit.

LO Media isn’t Alvarado’s first entrepreneurial rodeo – years ago he founded a web development and graphic design agency, which remains a separate entity, but now outsources work to the team at LO Media. LO Media clients include Axiom Communications, Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, Meadowlands YMCA and Procida Funding.

The team says they do a lot of “white labeling,” meaning they get hired by other agencies to work for their clients.

Meanwhile, in the frantic ramp up to start the business, they learned that sometimes the hardest part of starting a business, and in this case a marketing company, is taking care of the marketing and corporate brand development.

“We’ve been so busy,” Child said. “We got so many word of mouth referrals. It’s been two good months with good prospects. We anticipate hiring and expansion. We just need to find a little more time to work on ourselves.

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FWD Insurance appoints Céline Sciortino as Global Vice President of Brand and Marketing. https://artwiredmedia.com/fwd-insurance-appoints-celine-sciortino-as-global-vice-president-of-brand-and-marketing/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 03:05:00 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/fwd-insurance-appoints-celine-sciortino-as-global-vice-president-of-brand-and-marketing/

FWD Insurance has appointed Céline Weltmann Sciortino as Global Vice President of Brand and Marketing. According to her LinkedIn, prior to this role, she was Director of Marketing at WORMS Safety, a global alliance of companies specializing in specific product categories with deep knowledge of regulatory compliance, safety and quality. With over 20 years of experience, Sciortino worked on growth, engagement and sales for some of the world’s biggest brands and technology companies.

Prior to WORMS Safety, Sciortino (pictured) joined APM Monaca as a hGlobal Marketing Manager in April 2020, where she described her scope of work, including leading aannual marketing plan, budget planning and distribution by market and channel. She was also responsible for enabling digital marketing across all ecosystems and markets, including paid, performance and social; Purchase of ATL media; public relations and BTL activities; business marketing; marketing analysis and effectiveness (ROI and KPI), according to his LinkedIn. On his LinkedIn, Sciortino also said tShe is passionate about people as well as building happy, high performing teams and helping people create opportunities for themselves.

Meanwhile, in April this year, FWD Insurance also promoted Gavin Lai to vice president, brand and marketing. According to his LinkedIn, prior to taking on this role, he was assistant vice president, brand and marketing. He joined the company in April 2017 as Group Product Proposal Director. In this position, he was responsible for various projects aimed at developing innovative products, services and sales tools to improve protection and investment sales. He also drove changes in the way the company developed products and communicated with customers.

Lai is positioned as an experienced insurance executive with strong analytical, strategic and interpersonal skills. “I enjoy working in roles with a high level of responsibility and challenge. I believe that a good mindset, empowering leadership and effective teamwork are the keys to achieving results in uncertain conditions” , did he declare. Lai also has experience in other insurance companies. For example, he worked for Reinsurance Group of America as Director of Regional Accounts and Marketing Services for Asia from December 2015 to March 2017.

He also worked for Australian life insurer TAL Life, where his last position was as Product Manager – Group Life. He led a dedicated team of group life insurance product management professionals and was responsible for product service delivery and support to TAL’s wholesale clients, including corporations, master trusts and industry funds. .

In 2021, FWD Insurance launched several campaigns in Hong Kong. He launched a pop-up store in Tsim Sha Tsui as part of a campaign celebrating a new protection plan and digital platform, in addition to a video featuring boyband MIRROR members Ian Chan and Jer Lau, as well as singer Gin Lee.

The “Treasury” store displayed a wide variety of insurance solutions as daily necessities, showing how insurance fits into people’s daily lives. Divided into four areas, namely ‘Health’, ‘Life’, ‘Living’ and ‘Travel’, the store showcased popular insurance products enjoyed by these famous merchants. The pop-up store also offered visitors limited-time offers, a special selfie area and interactive activities, allowing visitors to explore the insurance protection options offered by FWD Insurance to better plan their future.

FWD Insurance’s “Keep Going, Celebrate Living” campaign also won three gold awards for Best COVID-19 Response, Best Influencer Strategy and Best Storytelling Strategy, and a silver award for Best use of the content at the MARKETING-INTERACTIVE PR Awards. . The success of the campaign is based on FWD’s brand promise to celebrate life and its efforts to encourage and inspire Hong Kongers during the pandemic.

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The Doomsday Clock is ticking on the world’s biggest advertising festival https://artwiredmedia.com/the-doomsday-clock-is-ticking-on-the-worlds-biggest-advertising-festival/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/the-doomsday-clock-is-ticking-on-the-worlds-biggest-advertising-festival/

The heat is on – from Greenpeace protesting Cannes to concerned citizens and legislative pressure – for advertisers to make their work matter more than selling more products to the western world. Here are six key takeaways from this year’s Cannes Lions, and how your campaigns can be and do better.

Cannes Lions is to advertise what
walking sticks is to film — the world’s largest gathering of the industry. The change is visible; but is that just what advertising is so good at – over-promising and long-lasting fireworks with no real impact?

I’ve been coming to Cannes since I was a hopeful young editor and the job has really changed. Just ten years ago, sustainability-focused awards (Lions) could be counted with one hand. Today you can count the grand prize the winners focused on two-handed durability – and, what’s more, the change is visible through hundreds of award-winning works across metals and shortlists. This year, the content of the Festival and its side events also had a strong focus on sustainability, which is great to see. Yet I still believe that we need to invite more voices to the table (ex: green peace protested this year in Cannes; I rather want to invite them to a cup of organic herbal tea). For the first time, we allowed Cannes and many sites to open and welcome everyone in a
Doors open for good; next year we will make others accept the invitation.

Lack of education and naïve bandwagon on sustainability issues

That said, there is unfortunately still a lot of work to be done. The lack of knowledge and education in the industry, from brand to agency, is concerning, as highlighted by reports from
WFA and Acting responsibly/Nielsen. Much of the winning work only scratches the surface of the issues, rather than engaging and engaging fully. The very campaign-like nature of looking for short-term results clashes with the longer-term commitment needed to actually change behaviors (typically it takes 3-6 months for a new habit to take hold – ask any smoker). Another issue I’ve witnessed across the campaigns is the on-going focus on popular issues such as plastics in the oceans or whatever hits the spot. It’s a naïve and fearless approach where marketers trying to engage on these issues turn to data and social listening to pick the topic of the day; it’s as uninteresting as a parrot at a dinner party repeating what everyone else is saying. Your brand can be a mirror of society — or it can move society. I don’t have to tell you what builds brand fame and heritage.

Many problems still go unnoticed or lack further support; and we seriously need a rigorous focus on the Global South – we all share this beautiful planet and its destiny. It has to be a shared effort as an industry; every time a brand or campaign fails, it falls on all of us, making people skeptical of what’s so critical: lasting change at scale. And who can blame them? Take my nieces (11 and 18): all they have seen in their lives are companies guilty of environmental degradation and social injustice, and all they hear about these same companies, it’s: “Look how good we are!” Let’s work together to get it right.

The heat is on – from Greenpeace protesting Cannes to concerned citizens and legislative pressure – for advertisers to make their work matter more than selling more products to the western world. Here are some hacks based on this year’s Grand Prix winners.

Don’t waste your money preaching to converts

Billions of dollars of media and advertising dollars are wasted because campaigns target people who already agree with the issue. Take the award-winning anti-gun advertising, “The Lost Class”: Brilliant and effective for those advocating for tougher gun control measures; but do you really think this is going to convince all the hard-headed anti-guns in the
Midwest?

“The Lost Class”, Change Reference; Leo Burnett, Chicago

Be more innovative in your choice of media and your creative strategy – target the people who really need convincing.

Sweat and tears, not just smart ideas

Ideas will not suffice; we need real change and it takes real work – not just optimistic case videos promising everything, potential legislative changes and millions of eyeballs. Our industry is not configured for the more entrepreneurial nature that this change demands. Most issues aren’t resolved in a campaign cycle, but may require an independently run origin, business unit, or think tank – think fintech climate start-up Doeconomicswhich went from being a brilliant idea at Cannes in 2019 (his DO Black credit card) to a truly influential company that continues its work to increase public climate literacy.

A highlight this year was Data Tiendaallowing Mexican women to build a credit score – vital for bank loans – based on interactions with local shops that have offered them informal credit for years.

“Data Tienda”, WeCapital; Agency: DDB Mexico, Mexico

Choose the right spokesperson

Advertising has a romantic relationship with celebrities and animals; but who you choose matters. Sorry, frankie the dinosaur (Don’t choose extinction», UNDP; Activist, Los Angeles) will not be hard-headed UN bureaucrat to oppose fossil fuel subsidies (or influence climate skeptics, for that matter). Choose spokespersons that these people listen to – perhaps an oil executive or a deep-pocketed political campaign sponsor? Sometimes it can be as simple as choosing a lively and engaging rapper to teach the kids about sugar.

“Lil Sugar – Master of Disguise,” Hip Hop Public Health; Agency: Zone 23

Get married — rules of collaboration!

If we are to succeed in any of these challenges, we must work together. Brands and agencies can benefit immensely from the insights and insights of nonprofits and other NGOs, as well as the market knowledge and commercial ingenuity of the industry. An example is Alms and Anam Pineapple work together on Piñatex — a sustainable leather substitute made from cellulose fibers extracted from pineapple leaves, which has already been used in collaborations with over 200 brands, including H&M and Nike.

Piñatex, Dole Sunshine Company/Ananas Anam; Agency: L&C, New York

Collaboration is also about not keeping the plans for success to yourself, but sharing them with others, as when VOLVO gave the seat belt patents for every car manufacturer to use in 1959, or when all the birds opened its Product Carbon Footprint Calculator to the fashion industry. When it comes to sustainability, we gain more by working together. Think about how you can create new processes and working groups between stakeholders to create the best team in the world.

Real impact

I’m sick of witnessing one case video after another claiming all kinds of good. It’s hard to be on the jury and dissect the real impact BS. No wonder people are becoming increasingly skeptical of brand claims. If you claim something, be sure to put those facts and figures into context.
Michelob UltraThe program to help American farmers switch to organic farming is a case of no-BS.

“Contract for Change”, Michelob Ultra; Agencies: FCB Chicago/New York

Don’t brag. Empower

If we don’t want to further undermine people’s trust in brands, it’s time we stopped portraying brands as holy saviors and instead empowered people to be part of the change. After all, we won’t be successful if people don’t do it. Stop preaching and create brands and campaigns that guide people towards a better version of themselves: more sustainable, healthier or more informed. Plus, you turn people from a passive target group into active ambassadors – you can’t ask for better engagement, as a recent study found. Good Publicity/GfK
report.

The #KeepGirlsInSchool initiative in Indiaof Procter & Gamble
feminine hygiene brand Whisper, aims to help educate girls about menstruation – a taboo subject in the country and a major reason girls drop out of school at puberty. The initiative smartly allows the community to do its part.

“The Missing Chapter,” P&G Whisper; Agency: Leo Burnett, Mumbai

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Investors in Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) have achieved an exceptional return of 205% over the past five years https://artwiredmedia.com/investors-in-nexstar-media-group-nasdaqnxst-have-achieved-an-exceptional-return-of-205-over-the-past-five-years/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:18:41 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/investors-in-nexstar-media-group-nasdaqnxst-have-achieved-an-exceptional-return-of-205-over-the-past-five-years/

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) shareholders might worry after seeing the stock price drop 12% in the last quarter. But that doesn’t change the fact that returns over the past five years have been very strong. It’s fair to say that most would be happy with 175% gain during this time. Generally speaking, long-term returns will give you a better idea of ​​the quality of the business than short-term ones. Ultimately, trade performance will determine whether the stock price continues its positive long-term trend.

So let’s examine and see if the long-term performance of the business has been consistent with the progress of the underlying business.

Check out our latest analysis for Nexstar Media Group

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, stock prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying trading performance. An imperfect but reasonable way to gauge changing sentiment around a company is to compare earnings per share (EPS) with the stock price.

In five years of share price growth, Nexstar Media Group has achieved compound earnings per share (EPS) growth of 58% per annum. The EPS growth is more impressive than the annual share price gain of 22% over the same period. So it seems that the market is not so enthusiastic about the title these days. This cautious sentiment is reflected in its (rather low) P/E ratio of 7.50.

The graph below illustrates the evolution of EPS over time (reveal the exact values ​​by clicking on the image).

earnings per share growth

We know that Nexstar Media Group has improved its results over the past three years, but what does the future hold? You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive chart.

What about dividends?

In addition to measuring share price performance, investors should also consider total shareholder return (TSR). While the share price return only reflects the change in the share price, the TSR includes the value of dividends (assuming they have been reinvested) and the benefit of any capital raising or spin-offs. off updated. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often much higher than the stock price return. It turns out that Nexstar Media Group’s TSR for the last 5 years was 205%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier. The dividends paid by the company thus inflated the total return to shareholders.

A different perspective

It is good to see that Nexstar Media Group has rewarded its shareholders with a total shareholder return of 8.0% over the past twelve months. Of course, this includes the dividend. That said, the five-year TSR of 25% per year is even better. The pessimistic view would be that the stock has its best days behind it, but on the other hand, the price could simply moderate while the business itself continues to operate. I find it very interesting to look at stock price over the long term as a proxy for company performance. But to really get insight, we also need to consider other information. For example, we found 3 warning signs for Nexstar Media Group (1 is a little unpleasant!) which you should be aware of before investing here.

If you’re like me, then you not want to miss this free list of growing companies insiders are buying.

Please note that the market returns quoted in this article reflect the average market-weighted returns of stocks currently trading on US exchanges.

Feedback on this article? Concerned about content? Get in touch with us directly. You can also email the editorial team (at) Simplywallst.com.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It is not a recommendation to buy or sell stocks and does not take into account your objectives or financial situation. Our goal is to bring you targeted long-term analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price-sensitive companies or qualitative materials. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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“One of the most important stories of our lifetime: ‘Analysis of Media Coverage of Roe v. wade https://artwiredmedia.com/one-of-the-most-important-stories-of-our-lifetime-analysis-of-media-coverage-of-roe-v-wade/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/one-of-the-most-important-stories-of-our-lifetime-analysis-of-media-coverage-of-roe-v-wade/ But in 1973, the day after the ruling, the main headline in many major newspapers was that former President Lyndon B. Johnson had died. Susan Matthews, chief information officer at Slate and host of the “Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade” podcast, said Supreme Court justices would then likely be surprised to see the controversy still raging today.

“The judges knew what they were doing was going to be a big deal when they announced it,” Matthews said, “but they had no idea it was going to be the controversy it is now.”

And although the story is now in the headlines, Republican strategist Sarah Longwell found the responses of swing-voting Republican women fascinating about the importance of abortion in their lives.

When asked open-ended questions about the issues that mattered most to them, few women specifically named reproductive rights, citing instead the economy and health care as their top concerns. But when Longwell probed and asked the women directly what they thought of Roe’s repeal, even many pro-life respondents said they were alarmed by what they saw as an overreach by the government and to regulate their body.

“It’s not kind of a priority issue for a lot of these voters, unless you can make it a really big issue,” Longwell said.

Planned Parenthood helps its patients understand their rights. Google search trends show that women in red states are increasingly wondering how and where they can get abortion services.

“I don’t think there’s been a bigger seismic shift in the way health care is delivered as a result of this Supreme Court decision,” said Kate Smith, senior content director of the news at Planned Parenthood and former CBS reporter.

Some argue that the media as an institution is “biased” on the issue of abortion and overwhelmingly supports a woman’s right to obtain one safely.

But Matthews said the main takeaway is that support for abortion is consistent, with the majority of Americans wanting safe access to abortion care. The small minority of Americans who vehemently oppose abortion attempt to make their views the dominant narrative.

That’s why split-screen newscasts, with one side celebrating the end of Roe v. Wade and the other Protestant, can be deceiving.

Only 9% of Americans polled by CBS this week said abortion should be illegal under all circumstances.

“And yet we have states that are doing just that,” Smith said. “Before the Roe ruling, we saw Oklahoma ban abortion during fertilization. I mean, how many Americans agree with that? It’s ridiculous.”

Longwell said she was a “longtime” Republican, but saw the party become more radical in the era of Donald Trump.

“The job of the Democrats is going to be to broadly pursue this case of extremism against these Republicans because they’re out of step with the average person,” Longwell said.

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3 things to watch in the stock market this week https://artwiredmedia.com/3-things-to-watch-in-the-stock-market-this-week/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/3-things-to-watch-in-the-stock-market-this-week/

Stocks soared last week as Dow Jones Industrial Average (^ DJI 2.68%) and the S&P500 (^GSPC 3.06%) bounced off their lows to gain around 6%. Investors turned a little less pessimistic ahead of the next wave of second-quarter earnings reports.

Several consumer-facing companies are expected to make these announcements over the next few trading days. Let’s look at a few metrics that should stand out in reports on the way to Nike (NKE 4.55%), McCormick (MKC 2.74%)and Constellation Brands (STZ 2.57%).

1. Nike inventory

Investors have big questions ahead of Nike’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings release on Monday. The footwear giant disappointed Wall Street in its latest outing, with revenue up just 5%. But this slow increase was driven by mixed results in its various sales geographies. The US market rose at a solid 9% clip while China fell 5%. We’ll learn this week if Nike gets a more balanced performance as COVID-19 lockdowns are lifted in China.

Investors fear Nike will continue to lose ground to Lululemon Athletica (LULU 2.46%), which recently announced another big sales spike. Both companies also face potential inventory risks due to changing consumer habits.

Nike’s risk could be greater as more of its products have a seasonal orientation. It’s a key reason investors will be watching the footwear giant’s inventory levels on Monday for signs that price cuts will be needed to keep goods moving through its supply chain.

2. McCormick’s Profit Margin

McCormick steps up to the earnings plate on Wednesday, and there’s no shortage of worries in this report. The spice and flavoring giant has seen solid growth even compared to earlier phases of the pandemic, when most consumers were cooking at home. The return to catering has not dampened sales, which rose 4% in the last quarter on top of a 20% increase a year earlier.

This week’s report is expected to show a deceleration in growth, with revenue reaching around $1.62 billion, from $1.57 billion last year. Beyond this overall near-term result, investors should watch for continued market share gains and a better balance between McCormick’s consumer division, which caters to home chefs, and its business segment. which serves restaurants and cafeterias.

As for the outlook, keep an eye out for any changes in the food company’s earnings forecast. This forecast predicts that operating profit will increase by as much as 10% in 2022, but it could face a downward revision this week if consumers balk at higher prices.

3. Constellation Brands beer sales

Constellation Brands shares have performed well over the past year, in part because investors are excited to improve results along the way. Those expectations will be put to the test when the alcoholic beverage giant releases its fiscal first quarter results on Thursday.

The beer division is expected to impress again, as it has for several years thanks to strong demand from premium imported brands like Corona and Modelo. These gains will however be tempered by the wine and spirits division which is still under pressure from a pivotal restructuring.

Zooming out, see Constellation Brands’ cash flow trends. Free cash flow reached $1.7 billion last year, helping persuade management to invest aggressively in areas such as the brewery network. This spending spree could hurt earnings in 2022, but it lays the foundation for market-beating growth and profit margins over the next few years.

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Humphrey Yang Net Worth – How Wealthy Is The Personal Finance Expert? https://artwiredmedia.com/humphrey-yang-net-worth-how-wealthy-is-the-personal-finance-expert/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:03:03 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/humphrey-yang-net-worth-how-wealthy-is-the-personal-finance-expert/

With today’s economy in an uncertain state, it’s no wonder many seek expert advice. Finance influencers like Humphrey Yang are gaining popularity because of this. People pay attention to his content because he used to work on Wall Street. As of 2022, Humphrey Yang has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Background

Humphrey Yang is from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and was born on October 6, 1987. Although he is American by nationality, his family originates from China.

For his schooling, Yang first went to Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley. After graduating, Yang enrolled at the University of Washington.

There, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He went on to study finance at Loyola Marymount University and became a member of the institution’s Finance Society.

Finance career

Yang began his professional career in 2011 working at Kabam as an assistant responsible for player experience for Facebook games. After a year, he quit to become a financial adviser and sold China A-shares at Merrill Lynch. He obtained certification from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

In 2013, he interned at Woodside Capital Partners for a year, learning the business of investment banking. Investment banking was not for him and he summed up the experience on LinkedIn saying “I think I made 1 pitchbook and got yelled at a couple of times”.

In 2014, he returned to the gaming industry working on the live operations of Machine Zone, Inc. He has helped with mobile games like Mobile Strike and Game of War.

After nearly three years, this seasoned finance professional decided to start his own business. He co-founded Craft & Oak, making custom print-on-demand posters. The company stopped in April 2020 but he learned a lot about e-commerce and business creation.

Become an influencer

In 2019, Humphrey Yang launched RNG Media Inc. as a holding company for his online businesses. He launched a YouTube channel in 2019 and a TikTok account. At the same time, he also created Hump Days, a free newsletter for business and general market news.

As for his videos, he became known for using pop culture references to teach finance. That’s why it gained a lot of traction with younger audiences. Despite its success on YouTube, its content did not take off immediately as it took some time to build an audience.

He was also consistent with his uploads, so his rise to fame was steady. As of this writing, he has 728,000 YouTube subscribers and 3.3 million TikTok subscribers. Moreover, it has more than 5,000 readers of its newsletter.

Net worth and earnings

Humphrey himself said he only makes $20,000 a month from nine sources of passive income. This includes his YouTube channel, affiliate marketing, real estate, Patreon page, digital products, crypto staking, content writing, Turo car rental, and stocks.

The majority of his wallet is in a Vanguard ETF, which represents more than 28% of his investments. It has over 6% on cryptocurrency, split between Bitcoin and Ethereum. Humphrey also invests his money in a few tech stocks. With this, his net worth is $2 million.

Private life

The finance guru is very transparent about his personal sources of income. However, the same is not true for his personal affairs. He hasn’t shared anything about his love life, so it’s unclear if he’s single or married.

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Headingley Test: Ad featuring Warne draws ire from fans | Cricket News https://artwiredmedia.com/headingley-test-ad-featuring-warne-draws-ire-from-fans-cricket-news/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:22:29 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/headingley-test-ad-featuring-warne-draws-ire-from-fans-cricket-news/

Leeds: An advert featuring the late Australian cricketer Shane Warne, which continues to be used during the three-Test series between England and New Zealand, causes consternation to many of the legend’s legions of fans , many of them calling it “bad taste”.

Warne had died on March 4 in Thailand, where he was on vacation, following a suspected heart attack and his fans are baffled that his adverts are still running nearly four months after his disappearance.

The legend received a state memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last month, which was attended by several past and present cricketing legends and close friends.

A report on mirror.co.uk on Saturday said advertising featuring Warne continues to be used during Headingley’s test.

“…they also continued to use Warne, who was 52 when he died, in an advertisement for Advanced Hair Studio. The Australian icon had never made a secret of his association with the company, but TV bosses were criticized by viewers for their apparent ignorance,” the report said.

Several fans reportedly expressed their anger at the ad, wondering if it was appropriate to show it during the test match.

“Do you really think it’s appropriate to show commercials during the test match featuring the late Shane Warne? A little distasteful in my eyes…” reads the report quoting a fan’s tweet.

Another fan was quoted as saying, “Seeing that ad for an advanced hair studio with Shane Warne doesn’t sit well with me.”

One fan reportedly tweeted: ‘Played cricket during WFH today Ad for Advanced Hair Studio airs between reruns, while another said: ‘Not happy to use Graham Gooch footage who must be 20, they still use the endorsement of the late great Shane Warne. It’s a little weird.”

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Sanctions in the 21st Century: UK Imposes Social Media Restrictions in Response to Continued Russian Aggression | The Volkov Legal Group https://artwiredmedia.com/sanctions-in-the-21st-century-uk-imposes-social-media-restrictions-in-response-to-continued-russian-aggression-the-volkov-legal-group/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:55:10 +0000 https://artwiredmedia.com/sanctions-in-the-21st-century-uk-imposes-social-media-restrictions-in-response-to-continued-russian-aggression-the-volkov-legal-group/ [co-author: Alex Cotia]

Alex Cotia, Head of Regulation and Compliance Advisor at The Volkov Law Group, joins us for an article on Russia’s UK social media sanctions.

Under a statutory instrument enacted under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering (Amending the Russia (Sanctions) (Exiting the EU) Regulations 2019), the UK government recently passed sweeping new trade restrictions on the provision of content on the internet and online social media. to UK parties by designated Russian entities. The instrument contains a number of prohibitions that reinforce the UK’s stated intention to punish Vladimir Putin’s regime for its 2014 “illegal annexation” of Crimea and the continuing “special military operation” without release on the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The demonstrable aim of the new restrictions is to prevent UK parties from accessing a continuous stream of disinformation propagated by Putin and his allies.

Under the instrument, “social media services” – including popular video-sharing platforms – must take “reasonable steps” to prevent content generated directly on the service or otherwise uploaded or shared on the service by a designated person can only be accessed by a United Kingdom. the person. In addition, the instrument requires internet service providers (both fixed and wireless) to take similar “reasonable steps” to prevent users of the service in the UK from accessing websites associated with a named person ( URL blocking). The instrument also requires mobile apps to store (for example, Apple and others) take “reasonable steps” to prevent UK app store users from downloading or otherwise accessing an app provided by a designated person. As with similar regulations issued following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Social Media Sanctions Instrument empowers the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development to designate persons to which the new restrictions will apply. The instrument further empowers the UK Office of Communications or “Ofcom” – the UK’s main communications regulator – to investigate potential breaches of social media sanctions and impose monetary civil penalties on any person or entity that fails to comply with its requirements. Criminal penalties may also be imposed on persons who fail to co-operate with an Ofcom investigation into possible breaches of the penalties. As of June 1, 2022, however, only two (2) entities, namely, Rossiya Segodnya (the official news agency of the Russian Federation) and TV-Novosti (which owns and operates the RT network) – have been designated by the UK government on its official sanctions list as subject to ‘internet service sanctions’.

While restricting the ability of British people to access prohibited content is permitted under the laws of that jurisdiction, it is hard to imagine similar measures being imposed by the United States, where basic speech protections and the First Amendment press guarantee that no government agency can act as an official censor. Little, if any, controversy has been generated by UK social media sanctions – likely due to the disreputable nature of sanctioned parties – but governments like the UK (where freedom of speech is more qualified) should exercise great caution in limiting free movement. information, even at the risk of allowing the dissemination of false or misleading information. In the ongoing fight against authoritarian rule, the most potent weapon in the arsenal of the UK and its allies is loyalty to fundamental democratic principles which promote and foster – rather than restrict – freedom .

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