Politico, which first reported about the PSA campaign last month, published a list of the celebrities approached for the ads on Thursday.
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Quibi's failure ultimately comes back to a slate of content that did not break through with its target audience of 25- to 35-year-olds.
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"People on Quibi have $100,000 a minute to make content," Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said 3 months before announcing it was shutting down.
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Quibi is a mobile-first streaming service for short-form video packed with stars. It lasted less than seven months before giving up. What is it and what went wrong?
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Quibi launched in April as an unconventional mobile-first, short-form video service. It struggled to keep up with its ambitions.
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Lucy* was 10 weeks pregnant when the bleeding started. After three years of trying for a baby, the realisation she was miscarrying was utterly devastating. But if the physical and emotional toll weren’t enough, Lucy’s agony was compounded by another factor: her boss. Initially, he was sympathetic to the miscarriage, but his attitude soon changed as he realised she would probably be trying for another baby. Even while she was off sick following the loss of her pregnancy, she felt pressure to return.On her first day back at work, she was stunned by her boss’s words to her. “I’m trying to run a business here and people are trying to hit targets,” he told her. “If you’re going to sit there being sad and bring the office down, you can go.”Related... Why Chrissy Teigen Sharing Her Baby Loss Means So Much To Women Like Me Lucy’s ordeal had begun soon after she discovered she was pregnant. Longing – and trying – for a baby for several years, she had been poked and prodded with enough tests to be told it wasn’t going to happen without IVF.  So when she found out she was pregnant naturally, it was a huge shock. “I was quite emotional about the whole thing because it was the culmination of quite a few years of trying.” said the 38-year-old, whose name has been changed to protect her identity.Lucy worked for a recruitment agency and had been brought in to set up a new division. Her relationship with her boss was great. He valued her opinion and she felt very much “part of the inner circle.” However, things changed quickly after she realised she was pregnant. Suffering from terrible morning sickness, Lucy says she “looked absolutely horrendous”. One morning, her boss called her into the boardroom and asked her if she had a drinking problem.“I was so shell shocked by it because I was in this whole kind of state of feeling really fragile because I was pregnant – and I was also trying not to vomit. “I just blurted out that I was pregnant. I felt I had no choice and that the only way to defend myself was to explain the reason why I was sick all the time. Other than my husband, he was the second person to know.”Her boss, who had never had anyone pregnant working for him before, was surprised by her news, Lucy says, but initially quite positive and supportive. However, all that changed a few weeks later when Lucy miscarried at work. “I started cramping and went to the toilet and I saw that I was bleeding. It was obvious I was probably miscarrying,” she says. ”I was completely beside myself and panicked and was hysterical. I called my husband and he came to get me and I went to the hospital and they confirmed it.”When Lucy texted her boss to explain, she was signed off work. However, every day of the following week, she received work emails and text messages from him. At first she replied, feeling responsible and a sense of ownership towards her division. But it quickly became too much – and she asked if she could deal with things when she was back in the office.“I felt under enormous pressure that whole week to go back to work sooner than I was supposed to,” she tells HuffPost UK. “Something people don’t realise about miscarriage is that it’s an incredibly physically painful experience. You bleed, you’re having contractions and you have to pass a foetus.”Related... Why Parents Take Remembrance Photos After Pregnancy Loss And Stillbirth And when Lucy returned, only a week later and still emotionally reeling, it became apparent her boss’s attitude had changed. While she’d been off, he had brought on a member of staff to her team for her to train up in her role, assuming that she would be trying for another baby straight away.For her part, she just wanted to get on with her job without anyone knowing her personal issues but she soon discovered her boss had told a lot of people. The situation escalated. She began to feel ostracised and excluded. “I would be crying every single day, going in, driving to work,” she says. “It was the atmosphere and the toxic culture.”She had reached a point of no return and decided she needed to leave. But when Lucy told her boss, he exploded, saying he knew she was planning on leaving and should have told him sooner. Before resigning, she had taken advice from an employment solicitor who told her she had a case for constructive dismissal. “But to be honest, I was so worn down by the whole experience, I felt completely drained. There was just no way I felt I could do that,” she says.Instead, Lucy gave her boss a month’s notice which he threatened not to pay, telling her to go that day. She said she would but he had to pay her what she was entitled to. Eventually he did. “I just had to steady myself and hold my nerve,” Lucy says. His parting words were: “Make no mistake, I will destroy you,” she adds. “I started laughing which infuriated him more.”Advised again to pursue constructive dismissal, she decided she didn’t want to go down that route. “I knew I was going to be starting IVF a couple of months later. The thought of going through tribunal and IVF at the same time when I had already miscarried – I just couldn’t do that. I didn’t want to bring on any more stress.”Related... I Knew Miscarriage Was Lonely. Then I Lost My Pregnancy In Lockdown An Equality and Human Rights Commission report estimated that 54,000 women a year are pushed out of their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity leave. This is almost double the number identified in similar research carried out in 2005. The research showed that 77% of working mums had encountered some form of discrimination in the workplace and 44% said they earned less than they did before they had children. Figures also showed that 33% of employers said they would avoid hiring a woman of childbearing age. Doreen Reeves, employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon law firm, who made a podcast featuring Lucy’s story, says having a child should be a wonderful time for a woman, but discrimination from employers can turn it into an ordeal, with many women noticing employers’ attitudes changing dramatically for the worse.“Although treating an employee unfavourably for being pregnant or a mother is unlawful, it is still something we see regularly,” Reeves tells HuffPost UK.“This biased behaviour can come in many forms: exclusion from important meetings or business decisions; openly ridiculed for having ‘baby brain’ to being pushed out of the business or dismissed.”Cases become more complex in situations like Lucy’s. ″Legally speaking, a woman is not classed as pregnant if she has suffered a miscarriage and if this occurs before the 24th week of pregnancy, entitlements to maternity, paternity or shared parental leave or pay will cease,” Reeves explains, adding that most people instead take compassionate leave or sick leave, if certified by a GP.“If you are signed off for a pregnancy related illness, you are then protected from pregnancy discrimination for the two weeks following the end of the pregnancy,” she adds. ″After that, if you can show you have been treated less favourably than a man who has taken sick leave, you could have a case for sex discrimination.”Joeli Brearley, who lives in York, is the founder and director of Pregnant Then Screwed, which she set up after she was sacked by voicemail from her job the day after she told her employer of her pregnancy when she was four months pregnant with her first child. Since then, she has been on a mission to raise awareness of workplace discrimination and to help other victims of it.Brearley tells HuffPost UK that Lucy’s story is not uncommon. “The key point is that her employer had absolutely no empathy for her situation – and this is something we hear a lot,” she says. “When a woman has a miscarriage and informs their employer, the employer knows their intention is to have a baby and bias and discrimination can kick in.”Women, while entitled to time off sick after a miscarriage – face a Catch-22 scenari, because by telling their employer, they are more likely to face bias, at the very least, if not full-on discrimination, but they don’t have the protection from the law that a pregnant woman would. “It is illegal to sack someone if they are pregnant or on maternity leave. But it is much more difficult to prove discrimination when you have had a miscarriage,” she says.“We have had women tell us they have been sidelined at work after having a miscarriage as their employer feels they will be distracted from their job.”Ruth Bender Atik, national director of The Miscarriage Association, tells HuffPost UK that it is really important for women to know that once they are pregnant, they have protected status by law. If a woman has a miscarriage and takes leave from the point when it happens, without a break, that is classed as pregnancy-related sickness and she cannot be discriminated against.But if a woman has a miscarriage, has time off and then returns to work, either due to pressure or her own volition, but needs further time off at a later date, it is no longer classed as pregnancy-related and is not protected in the same way.Bender Atik agrees that the other major issue is women not wanting to tell their manager or boss that they have had a miscarriage for fear it might negatively affect their job or career prospects.She says of Lucy’s experience: “From her perspective, it is an incredibly sad story, compounding the loss of her baby with discrimination and ultimately, the loss of her job and all it meant to her.“From the employer’s point of view, it is very short-termist in its thinking. The best way to get the best out of your staff is by supporting them through difficulties and then you increase their loyalty and commitment to the company. “This experience of a woman feeling forced out of her job after a miscarriage is a sad indictment on the position of women in the workplace.”Lucy has now had her happy ending, becoming a mother. She has also decided to retrain and change her career and says she is in a better place. But every time she thinks of her former workplace and what happened, it still upsets her.“I prefer to talk about motherhood discrimination rather than maternity discrimination,” says Brearley from Pregnant Then Screwed. “It is discrimination from employers that occurs because a woman has a uterus. And one of the most common forms of discrimination is bullying and harassment.”She adds: “We need to change this narrative that pregnant women and women who have children are a burden to businesses as it’s simply not true.”The Miscarriage Association has a resource hub for employers, managers, HR teams, colleagues and individuals affected by pregnancy loss at work here.Related... 'We're Still Bereaved Parents': Having A 'Rainbow Baby' Doesn't Erase Loss My Miscarriage Helped Me Build A Better Life The Miracle Baby Born After 8 Rounds Of IVF And Multiple Miscarriages
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Chrissy Teigen shared the tragic news on Wednesday night that she has suffered a miscarriage.The model and cookbook author and her husband, John Legend, revealed in mid-August that Chrissy was pregnant with her third child.In recent times, Chrissy had been sharing updates about the complications she’d expereinced in her pregnancy and was hospitalised on Sunday night due to excessive bleeding.“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” she wrote on Wednesday night.“We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.“We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.  So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.” View this post on InstagramWe are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital.  But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.  So he will always be Jack to us.  Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack - I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive.  We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers.  We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience.  But everyday can’t be full of sunshine.  On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Sep 30, 2020 at 8:58pm PDTShe later tweeted: “Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real?”Chrissy had revealed in early September that she’d been advised to go on two weeks’ bed rest, which later became three weeks. After her hospitalisation on Sunday, she said she was dealing with complications due to a “weak” placenta, which led to her excessive bleeding. She said the following day she would undergo a second blood transfusion in the hospital.“Just had a really scary morning,” she wrote on Tuesday, “Huge clot, almost save-worthy. The scramble to hear the heartbeat seemed like hours. I never thought I’d relief sigh so much in my liiiiife.”The couple share daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2.Chrissy said on Wednesday she’s “so grateful” for her two children and for “all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience”.“But everyday can’t be full of sunshine,” she added. “On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.”“We love you, Jack,” Legend wrote in his own message.This article originally appeared on HuffPost Entertainment.Useful websites and helplines:Sands works to support anyone affected by the death of a baby.Tommy’s fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents.Saying Goodbye offers support for anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.
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In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, John Legend opens up about the 2020 election, saying that he believes America "is exhausted" from Donald Trump.
Depending on a number of global retailers for distribution is risky from a value-capture perspective.The most exciting and innovative product unveiled consists of the Meross Smart WiFi Garage Door Opener offering simplified use of your garage door performance, anytime, anyplace.“Goof Proof Showers”, a product line from Mark E Industries, is a system of eight totally different bathe set up products designed to simplify shower set up.They now are providing shake siding which uses the same know-how.The foot file was marketed by mannequin Chrissy Teigen, but sales fell flat for the rechargeable $sixty five gadget, and due to poor results, retailers also scaled back on display area from adjacent products from Reckitt.It's 2016 and new, cool issues are created every single day making our lives so much less complicated.Meross products are suitable with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT.Innovative Concrete Technology is dedicated to complete satisfaction from contractors and householders alike.Innovative Concrete Technology is devoted to, and takes nice delight in, manufacturing merchandise of the best quality.Value may be outlined in many ways, similar to incremental improvements to current products, the creation of entirely new services and products, or reducing price.
Chrissy Teigen is a woman of many talents: She started her career as a model, and has since added the titles of cookbook author, entrepreneur, social media maven (and unofficial Queen of Twitter) and more to her resume.It’s those accomplishments and accolades that earned her the additional title of Adweek’s 2019 Brand Visionary.Onstage during our annual Brandweek summit, in conversation with Adweek’s editor and senior vice president of programming Lisa Granatstein during her “Chrissy Teigen on Family, Fame and Keeping It Real” panel, Teigen opened up about beginning her career in modeling and now moving into the world of food, where she sees herself in the future, whether or not she thinks about her tweets before hitting send and more.She and John Legend are recording a song togetherTeigen dropped this piece of news onstage—belatedly asking her husband, Legend, who was sitting front row in the audience, if that news was “a secret.” Legend jokingly responded, “Not anymore!” What the song is about and where we will hear it, however, Teigen is staying mum on.She never saw herself as a model
PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Adweek’s 2019 Brand Visionary Chrissy Teigen is available to pitch your product.She even offered her services to fellow Brand Genius honoree Dean Evans, CMO of Hyundai.(Evans left the position in October.)“If anyone here wants to hire someone like me, I’m here,” she joked to the roomful of marketers.In a funny, candid and heartfelt speech at Monday night’s Brand Genius gala, held in Palm Springs, Calif., Teigen was most thankful for her team “Camp Chrissy,” as she calls them, as well as her husband, the Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar-winning musician John Legend.(He has three shelves of trophies, Teigen joked.)
“You were always worried that brands would never hire someone as unpredictable, as unfiltered, as filthy-mouthed as you,” Legend said.“But then they all realized what I’ve known for years, that it would be a privilege and an honor for them to bask in your brilliance, your candor, your hilarity, your beautiful visionary mind.”Before accepting the award, Teigen launched a new website, CravingsbyChrissyTeigen.com, which promptly crashed due to the sheer volume of fans trying to reach it.Related: We also spoke to the pair on the red carpet, where Teigen explained it’s not about being an influencer.It’s about being a brand ambassador.Related: Former Amazon Marketing Chief Mike Benson Named Grand Brand Genius for 2019
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Chrissy Teigen is full of good ideas.“I keep a ‘Chrissy ideas’ folder on my phone and laptop just to document all the random creative thoughts that come from Chrissy’s beautiful mind,” Legend said to a packed house of more than 700 marketers and executives attending Adweek’s annual Brandweek Summit in Palm Springs, Calif. “Some are television show concepts.Some, I have no idea the scientific feasibility of, like clear aluminum foil.Bear with me: it’s aluminum foil, but it’s clear.It’s a metal that you can see through.”Legend — who implored the group of gala attendees to look into inventing that clear aluminum foil — isn’t the only one singing Teigen’s praises.
Mass communication is Chrissy Teigen’s lifeblood, with Twitter being her favorite platform (and sometimes weapon) of choice.But the road to social media superstardom has had its potholes, like her July leak of the full premiere episode instead of a brief clip of NBC’s competition show Bring the Funny.In her patented self-deprecating style, she joked that she’d been fired as a judge for the gaffe: “thank u all for your kind texts and DMs please send job opportunities to same number.”Other mea culpas in her feed include this 2013 gem: “i am basically the worst person at promo ever hello hi i’m chrissy,” after she had implied that a certain razor was tougher to find in New York City than street drugs.(She was a brand ambassador for the company at the time, and C-suite honchos were not amused).Dress by Jonathan Simkhai; earrings by Marco Bichero; rings by Le Vain
Visit Palm Springs and you’ll find stars of all kinds—be they luminous points in the dark night sky or classic haunts and hotels that radiate glimmers of Ol’ Blue Eyes and his Rat Pack crew.Beginning each summer, senior editor Robert Klara oversees the process of meticulously curating a lengthy list of Brand Genius nominees whose marketing efforts over the past 18 months were not only ambitious and impactful but also measurable.Once again, Adweek’s editors had their hands full selecting this year’s class of 10 Brand Genius Award winners, each of whom boasts an array of remarkable accomplishments across a variety of categories including telecom, video and apparel.Inside, you’ll see why we’re celebrating everything from AT’s stellar storytelling efforts led by chief brand officer Fiona Carter to Amazon Studios’ resurrection of the Carnegie Deli for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, overseen by Mike Benson, formerly head of marketing (now president, CMO at CBS).The Brand Genius Award winners will share the spotlight this week with our Brand Save honoree Stand Up to Cancer and its co-founders, Rusty Robertson and Sue Schwartz—we’re proud to present the esteemed charitable foundation with our philanthropic award.Read on to learn how SU2C has done an outstanding job of increasing awareness about cancer prevention and accelerating the pace of cancer research and treatment.
There’s a reason why the Kardashians are paid millions of dollars to post ads online.By leveraging their fame to influence their fans, who are often the most devoted social media followers, big names like Kate Hudson, Justin Bieber, Chrissy Teigen and Ryan Reynolds can make a considerable impact on their business pursuits.And by partnering with other brands, they are able to extend both their reach and their influence across Instagram, a platform that everyone’s watching.No other famous family has managed to dominate Instagram like the Kardashian-Jenners.Kylie Jenner’s account is filled with posts featuring her lavish lifestyle along with promos for the self-titled cosmetics lines that helped make her a 21-year-old billionaire.Kim Kardashian-West stirs up press coverage with memorable launches for her perfumes that not only use her own image (and body), but also involves sending samples to her celebrity friends in packages that appear in their Instagram posts, reaching millions of fans each time.
And with 22 projects in active development with some of the biggest names in the business—including Amazon, BET, Disney, HBO, Netflix, Showtime and Universal—as well as a star-making turn on the Netflix series Master of None, which earned her an Emmy, she’s arguably done just that.Season 3 of The Chi, a drama Waithe created for Showtime about the South Side of Chicago, is now in production.She did a food tour of L.A. with David Chang for his new Netflix limited series Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, premiering Oct. 23 (the show also features Chrissy Teigen and Kate McKinnon).And next month, she’s bringing her talents to the big screen with the film Queen & Slim, for which she penned the screenplay (it’s based on a story she wrote with author James Frey).The movie, about what happens to a couple on a first date after they get pulled over by the police, stars Jodie Turner-Smith and Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya in the title roles.Adweek: You once said, “I was born a television writer, I’ll die a television writer.” Why is TV writing so important to you?
The game, named "Untitled Goose Game," just launched on Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac for $20.Because of what it is: An opportunity to mess with people unapologetically — as a horrible, no-good goose with an attitude problem."As a contrarian, I wanted to hate goose game," model and TV star Chrissy Teigen wrote on Twitter this weekend.Between September 20 and the onset of October, "Untitled Goose Game" rose from obscurity to celebrity.Here's the deal with "Untitled Goose Game," available for $20 on the Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac:Everything in "Untitled Goose Game" — from the art style to the controls — is blessedly accessible.
Hulu is already pretty affordable, but the streaming service is teaming up with Chrissy Teigen, celebrity and co-host of Eater’s upcoming Hulu series Family Style, to promote an even better deal.The ad-supported plan is 50 percent off for six months, bringing it down to a mere $2.99 per month.This offer is available for new and “eligible returning” Hulu users, but not people who are currently subscribed.Once your six months of Hulu at $2.99 are up, you’ll be charged $5.99 per month moving forward.Hulu is the only streaming service where you can stream The Handmaid’s Tale, Veronica Mars (including the new fourth season), and it’s currently developing a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.If you’re a student who subscribes to Spotify Premium, you already get Hulu’s ad-supported plan for free with your subscription.
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