The Real Smell of Success

By Michael Haynes | October 12, 2017

This is Belgium. Bruges to be exact. I’d like to say I took the picture. I’ve taken some great pictures in my day, but I think this one is a little too good and perfect. But I will tell you; I have stood at this very spot. It is as awesome as this picture looks. And it was at this moment; I loved what I did because I was able to stand there at that very moment and soak in an entirely different culture. And the Belgian beer. Seriously, the Westmal Triple. You have to have one before you die.…

US VP Pence Walks Out of NFL Game Under Protest

By Michael Haynes | October 9, 2017

Our look at the American protests continuing in the game of football, which is not our brand of football, but while that does amuse us, nothing delights us quite like a staged protest paid for by the American taxpayers. And that is precisely what happened yesterday. First, Mike Pence, the US Vice-President tweeted a picture of himself and his wife at the Indianapolis Colts game honoring QB Peyton Manning. The problem was, the image was one that was taken years earlier. In what was an apparent staged “protest” to the NFL players protest, Pence left the game before it even…

AIM Finally Bites The Dust

By Michael Haynes | October 6, 2017

In March of 2012, AOL declared it was killing AIM and canning the 40 employees that worked on the project. So…it’s just been limping along with no updates for the last five years? Those 40 employees must be proud because no one really noticed about the zero updates. It is clear that Facebook Messenger completely killed off any real reason to keep using AIM. Will there be anything that will be missed? Maybe a few things… The “Away Message” was a thing of art back when modems were king of the connection. Once broadband came into play you were “always…

Why Trump Can’t Erase Puerto Rico’s Massive Debt

By Michael Haynes | October 5, 2017

  $73 Billion. Yes, with a “B” and we didn’t stutter. When it comes to leadership, it is an area in which the President often fails. He talks a big game, but the facts are undeniable. In this case, he can’t just wave his magic wand and make the debt disappear. So how did it get so bad? Simply put, the government of Puerto Rico had a little translation problem from Spanish to English back in 1952. Don’t laugh, it really happened. The translation of “recursos totales” should have been “total revenue” but the leaders at the time decided it…

Equifax CEO Richard Smith Gets Grilled by Warren

By Michael Haynes | October 4, 2017

There is a major issue in the way corporations are allowed to do business after a serious breach in security. Equifax positioned themselves to give “free credit monitoring” to those affected by their data breach, but for only one year. Senator Elizabeth Warren pointed out in questioning that if just one million of the seven million people who registered for the free credit monitoring stayed on for just one more year, Equifax would earn over $200 million. LifeLock has seen its paid monitoring soar by 10x since the Equifax breach. And who does LifeLock purchase their credit monitoring services through?…

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Jacob Fruitfield Hires Ogilvy & Mather To Create Ad Campaigns

January 21, 2010

One of the most trusted leaders in advertising, Ogilvy & Mather has been appointed as agency partner to the Jacob Fruitfield Food Group with effect from January 2010. The agency will be responsible for creating new advertising campaigns for brands such as Jacob’s Cream Crackers, Kimberly, Mikado and Coconut Creams.  It will also work on Jacob Fruitfield’s other brands, including Chef and Fruitfield. “We relish the exciting prospect of developing the truly iconic campaigns that these well loved Irish brands deserve,” said Gervaise Slowey, managing director, Ogilvy & Mather. According to Jacob Fruitfield, the company plans to invest heavily in building its top…

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BoA reports net loss of US$194m on TARP charge

January 20, 2010

Bank of America (BoA) has reported a net loss of US$194m for its fourth quarter compared to a loss of US$1.8bn reported a year earlier. America’s largest bank was hit with a US$4bn charge during the final quarter of the year as it paid back the last of the taxpayer monies it owed under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). BoA said it has now repaid the US$45bn in TARP funds it received from the US Government over the course of the financial crisis. Revenue for the fourth quarter rose 59pc to US$25.4bn from US$16bn a year ago, the bank…

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Aer Lingus Deputy CEO Niall Walsh resigns

January 20, 2010

Aer Lingus’ Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer Niall Walsh has resigned from the airline. The airline issued a statement yesterday saying that Walsh will leave the company with immediate effect “to pursue other interests”. Christoph Mueller, Aer Lingus’ Chief Executive Officer, will assume responsibility for the duties of the Chief Operating Officer for a temporary period. Aer Lingus Chief Engineer Fergus Wilson will assist Mueller with the additional role. The role of Deputy Chief Executive will be discontinued, Aer Lingus said. In terms of the Chief Operating Officer role, the carrier said it will immediately begin an external…

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