Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. What people are talking about today: Ahead of Saturday’s March For Our Lives against gun violence in schools, Time magazine put survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, on its Vanity Fair visited too and calls it a “secret meme lab designed to propel NeverAgain beyond the march.” The students, with the help of a few alumni, are working on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat content, according to VF, and plan to start work on YouTube videos next. Each member has veto power over content.
The number of golf courses closing annually is supposed to dwarf the number of new courses opening for years to come. Really don know what the bottom is in golf, Dick Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack said in a conference call in June, attempting to explain why golf gear sales have fallen off a cliff. Anticipated softness, but instead we saw significant decline.
His “Legs”So how does Oscar Pistorius run like the wind as a double amputee? His artificial limbs, called the “Flex Foot Cheetah” are carbon fiber prosthetics that have a “J” shape to them. Developed by American inventor and biomedical engineer, Van Phillips, they have been the source of much controversy since their inception. In 2007 the IAAF (International Association of Athletic Federations) banned the use of any device that incorporates any element that provides the user with an unfair advantage.
What it actually means is that babies need the right sort of emotional and social stimulation and care. The right quality of care at the right time, if they’re going to develop the right sort of connections and nervous pathways that we need. As any artist knows, nurturing what you’re born with is vital to fulfil potential..
Banks?Why the threat of ‘quantitative failure’ has fund managers worriedStill, the first quarter results at Goldman Sachs show how hard it is for global investment banks to navigate increasingly difficult terrain. Blankfein, 61, led his firm through the 2008 financial crisis in better shape than many rivals and posted record profit in 2009. In subsequent years, he shepherded the company through assaults on its reputation, including a congressional inquiry into pre crisis sale of mortgage linked investments.Now the firm is trying to weather a storm of a different sort, as new rules cut leverage used to amplify returns, make bond inventory more expensive and prohibit the proprietary trading that was once one of Wall Street biggest sources of profit.