The Economist Claims a Trump Bump

first_img Haydn describes a marketing plan which highlighted the magazine’s Trump coverage in order to attract new audiences. While initially the team relied on content marketing, they have since shifted toward demand-driven audience initiatives. These include direct-response broadcast TV, digital out of home campaigns, digital marketing programs, and experiential marketing campaigns, such as the branded distribution of cricket-covered waffles. Trump Bump or not, this increase is no mistake. The Economist has spent the last few months buckling down on its North American audience. Unlike Vanity Fair and The New York Times, there hasn’t been any public tension between The Economist and the president of the United States, though the globalist magazine did endorse Clinton, and has run six semi-provocative Trump covers since the election.  “You can see that the news environment is increasing demand for quality content, and certainly [we have] had all of the right marketing initiatives in place to capitalize on this,” Marina Haydn, SVP of circulation and retail marketing for The Economist, tells Folio:. In addition to digital subscriptions, the coverage of Trump has permiated the print space. The magazine found that on average, covers that have featured Trump sold 14 percent more than other covers. Notably, the brand claims that the digital marketing campaigns increased conversion rates tenfold compared to normal campaign conversion rates. One Facebook banner ad, for example, featured multiple Trump covers with the tagline, “If the world is falling apart, at least there is something to read.” Nonetheless, The Economist attributes its successful subscription drive to the news-hungry environment that has developed since November 8, and adept marketing which seized the moment. See our earlier story on The Economist’s expansion into the North American market. As the magazine grows more awareness in the U.S. market, North American digital subscribers have come to represent 35 percent of annual subscription volume. This number, pulled from the period between December 2016 and February 2017, is a 30 percent increase YoY. The Economist is following the trend of Trump-era subscription success, with a growth of 19 percent in North American digital subscriptions since the election. This puts the London-based magazine in the ranks of Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Atlantic, which have all seen subscriptions surge since November.last_img read more

Marine Corps Realignment on Guam May Be Tipping Point in Drive for

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The prospect of accommodating a Marine Corps base appears to be pushing sentiment among Guam residents toward seeking greater rights from the United States, through either statehood or independence.Guam, a U.S territory, already is home to Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Station Guam. Starting in 2022, 5,000 Marines and 1,300 dependents will be moving from the Japanese island of Okinawa to Guam, a 30-mile-long island of 160,000 people. Local opposition prompted the United States to scale down its original plan to relocate 10,000 Marines to Guam.Even with the smaller buildup, the island’s residents, who are U.S. citizens, are starting to reconsider their status as a territory.“The prospect of the military buildup caused a crack in the facade of American-ness on this island,” Michael Lujan Bevacqua, who teaches at the University of Guam, told the Washington Post. “Being independent and having the ability to determine our own policies is much better for us,” said Bevacqua, a fervent advocate for breaking free from the United States.Next month, a decolonization commission will recommend to Gov. Eddie Calvo whether to go ahead with a vote on changing Guam’s status as a territory. The measure would provide three alternatives: statehood; free association with administrative power, like Palau and the Marshall Islands; or independence.The vote would only be symbolic as an act of Congress would be required to change the island’s political status.LisaLinda Natividad, who sits on the decolonization commission, points to the Marine Corps realignment as the latest evidence that Guam does not enjoy the democratic rights it deserves. “The whole Guam buildup was set in motion because we’re a U.S. colony, and they think they can do whatever they want with our land,” said Natividad.The issue of Guam’s status is not clear cut. While residents favor greater independence, many would be hard pressed to give up their U.S. passports, and a successful fight for statehood would mean sending their taxes to Washington.Calvo favors statehood, according to the story. “Anything is better than being an unincorporated territory,” Calvo said. “That’s just another word for colony.”last_img read more

One Take Afrojack On Cyndi Lauper Great Audiences Miami

first_img One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Afrojack one-take-afrojack-cyndi-lauper-great-audiences-miami Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With The Mrs One Take With Producer Greg Wells One Take With Producer Greg Wells NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 13, 2018 – 12:26 pm Watch One Take With Afrojack News One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch One Take With Afrojack Email One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Lights Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With MØ One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With The Mrs One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With The Mrs One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Demo Taped Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgancenter_img One Take With Grupo Fantasma Prev Next Facebook Watch One Take With Logic The Recording Academy tracked down Afrojack during Miami Music Week 2018 to play One Take, GRAMMY.com’s fun video series where artists try to answer as many rapid-fire questions as they can about music, life and everything in between in just 60 seconds.We learned about the best advice he got from his parents, his favorite part of Miami, how he likes to close his shows, and the last thing he bought, plus we and got a little story about text messaging his friends, and more. Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch: One Take With MØ See the Dutch DJ’s rapid-fire answer questions about touring, great audiences, songs to drive to, text messages, and moreRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 13, 2018 – 12:26 pm For GRAMMY-winning Dutch DJ/producer Afrojack, he’s used to pumping up major crowds with tracks he’s created alongside artists such as Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, and Steve Aoki, including “Hey Mama,” “Give Me Everything” and “Take Over Control.” But how does he do when put under the pressure of rapid-fire questions? Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Logic One Take: Afrojack On Cyndi Lauper, Great Audiences & Miami Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch: One Take With Lights Watch: One Take With MØ Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Marian Hill Twitter Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook Messengerlast_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of July 28 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, July 28, 2019:Auction: Burlington Self Storage190971 — Babine — 6 State Street190924 — Ficociello — 500 Main Street190966 — Wilmington Board of Appeals — Roya190970 — Benz — Guardian Appointment190990 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 5 Roosevelt Road190991 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 31 Chestnut Street190992 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 16 Hillside Way190993 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA Palmer Way Middlesex Ave190994 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI Middlesex Ave190995 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI Highland Estates Subdivision190996 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI 5 Tacoma Drive190997 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI 910 Salem Street(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of May 5, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Final assault on IS Raqa stronghold

first_imgMembers of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sit in the back of pick-up truck in the village of Hazima on the northern outskirts of the Islamic States (IS) group’s Syrian bastion of Raqa. Photo: AFPUS-backed fighters broke into the city of Raqa on Tuesday as they launched a final assault to drive the Islamic State group from its de facto Syrian capital.The attack on the northern city at the heart of IS’s Syrian territory has been seven months in the making and is backed by air support, military advisers and weapons deliveries from the US-led coalition.Seized by the jihadists in early 2014, Raqa became notorious as a hub for IS’s operations in Syria, Iraq and beyond.The city has been the scene of some of the group’s worst atrocities, including gruesome executions, public displays of bodies and the trafficking of women.It was one of the twin pivots of IS’s so-called “caliphate,” with Mosul in neighbouring Iraq—where US-backed forces are also bearing down on the jihadists.After months sealing off access routes to the city from the east, north and west, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Tuesday entered the city limits for the first time.“Our forces entered the city of Raqa from the eastern district of Al-Meshleb,” SDF commander Rojda Felat said, adding clashes were also raging on the city’s northern outskirts.“They are fighting street battles inside Raqa now, and we have experience in urban warfare.”In fighting further south, the coalition said it “destroyed” a unit of pro-regime forces as they advanced near Al-Tanf, where coalition commandos have been training and advising anti-IS forces.Syrian state news agency Sana quoted military sources saying“Warplanes belonging to the so-called international coalition attacked one of our military positions on the road to al-Tanf… killing a number of people and causing some material damage,” reported Syrian state news agency Sana, quoting military sources.‘Decisive blow’The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said clashes in Al-Meshleb had forced IS jihadists to withdraw from more than half of the district.The SDF was also trying to push into Raqa’s northwestern district of Al-Andalus, the monitor said, as fighting continued to the north, east and west of the city.The advance in Al-Meshleb was backed by heavy air strikes by the US-led coalition, the Observatory said.The coalition began its air campaign against IS in Iraq in August 2014, expanding its operations to Syria the following month.The coalition appears keen to expel IS from its last major urban bastions before the “caliphate” turns three years old later this month.Defeating IS in Raqa would “deliver a decisive blow to the idea of ISIS as a physical caliphate”, said coalition commander Lieutenant General Steve Townsend.Warning the fight would be “long and difficult,” Townsend framed the offensive as part of a greater struggle against IS, which has claimed attacks in many countries including last month’s deadly bombing in Manchester.“We all saw the heinous attack in Manchester,” he said. “ISIS threatens all our nations, not just Iraq and Syria, but in our homelands as well.”The SDF launched its operation to take Raqa—dubbed “Wrath of the Euphrates”—in November.It then scored a series of victories in the wider province, including capturing the strategic town of Tabqa and its adjacent dam in May.On Tuesday, SDF spokesman Talal Sello made the long-awaited announcement that the battle for Raqa itself had begun.“We declare today the start of the great battle to liberate the city of Raqa, the so-called capital of terrorism and terrorists,” Sello told reporters in the village of Hazima, north of the city.“With the international coalition’s warplanes and the state-of-the-art weapons they provided to us, we will seize Raqa from Daesh,” Sello told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for IS.Concerns for civiliansSello urged civilians inside Raqa city to keep away from IS positions and from the front lines.The United Nations said it was concerned for the safety of more than 400,000 men, women and children in Raqa province who may be caught up in the violence.As the SDF has drawn closer to the city, reports of civilian casualties in coalition air strikes have swelled.On Monday, the Observatory said a coalition bombing raid killed 21 civilians as they tried to escape Raqa by dinghy on the Euphrates River.The same route leading out of the city’s southern districts has been used by IS fighters, it said.An estimated 300,000 civilians were believed to have been living under IS rule in Raqa, including 80,000 displaced from other parts of Syria.Thousands have fled in recent months to other parts of the province or to makeshift camps in territory newly captured by the SDF.On Tuesday, the International Rescue Committee said it was “deeply concerned for the safety of civilians in Raqa” after a drop in numbers fleeing the city in the past week.This “may indicate ISIS intends to use the 200,000 people still trapped in the city as human shields,” the aid group said, using another acronym for IS.It also urged the “utmost care” to prevent civilian casualties after “a worrying number of civilians killed from coalition airstrikes across Raqa in recent months”.More than 320,000 people have been killed since civil war erupted in Syria in 2011 with anti-government protests.Also Tuesday, Syrian regime forces advanced into Raqa province for the first time in a year, seizing two villages from IS, the Observatory and a military source said.last_img read more

NATO asks Russia free seized Ukrainian ships

first_imgNATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg gives a press conference following tensions between Russia and Ukraine at NATO headquarters in Brussels, on 26 November 2018. Photo: AFPNATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday demanded Russia free Ukrainian ships and sailors held after clashes off Crimea, warning Moscow that “its actions have consequences”.Russia fired on and then seized three Ukrainian ships on Sunday, accusing them of illegally entering its waters in the Sea of Azov, in a dramatic spike in tensions that raises fears of a wider escalation.Stoltenberg held phone talks with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko before officials from the two sides held emergency talks at alliance headquarters in Brussels.”There is no justification for the use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel, so we call on Russia to release immediately the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized yesterday,” Stoltenberg told reporters after the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.”And we call for calm and restraint.”Kiev accused Russia of launching “a new phase of aggression”, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.The Ukrainian military has been put on high alert and the country’s parliament is to vote on a request by Poroshenko to impose martial law for 60 days.Ukraine has also urged its Western allies to step up existing sanctions implemented against Russia over Crimea and its role in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between the government and pro-Moscow separatists.Stoltenberg said the 29 NATO allies reiterated their support for Ukrainian sovereignty, saying they would never recognise Russia’s claim to Crimea.”Russia has to understand that its actions have consequences — that’s the reason why NATO has reacted so firmly against the actions of Russia against Ukraine over several years,” the former Norwegian premier said, without giving details of possible consequences but pointing to economic sanctions imposed by the West on Russia.Stoltenberg said Poroshenko had assured him that the proposed martial law would not interfere with upcoming presidential elections planned for 31 March.Moscow has blamed Kiev for the incident, drawing a barbed response on Twitter from the US Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker.”Russia rams Ukrainian vessel peacefully travelling toward a Ukrainian port. Russia seizes ships and crew and then accuses Ukraine of provocation???” Volker tweeted.Tensions have been building over the Kerch Strait, where Russia has built a new bridge that gives it a land connection to Crimea.Kiev has accused Moscow of blocking access for Ukrainian ships though the strait, the only way in and out of the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea.last_img read more