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What inspired Kate Hudson to take on Fabletics — and how she’s dealt with taking business risks

“Actor Kate Hudson is not only a success in Hollywood, she’s now a trailblazer in business too” writes Michael Buckner for cnbc.com. Having co-founded Fabletics in 2013, Hudson’s athleisure brand is already a sporting phenomenon with more than 1.2 million people having signed up to its business model worldwide. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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‘It’s certainly never going to end’: How Chase polices brand safety on YouTube

“The bank was far from the only advertiser to stop spending on YouTube, but unlike its peers, Chase did not return until it got more than assurances from the Google-owned video platform” writes Ilyse Liffreing for digiday.com. The company created an internal tool that grades YouTube channels for brand appropriateness. Source: digiday.com Share This:

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The head of the Food and Drug Administration said many people are to blame for high drug prices, including the agency itself.

“Chief among important actions it could take is improving the drug approval pathway for generic drugs, which are cheaper versions of a brand name drug” writes Ap Photo Kathy for washingtonexaminer.com. A brand name drug company sometimes enters into an agreement with a specialty pharmacy to distribute the product.A generic company sometimes needs 2,000 copies of a brand name drug to conduct its own testing to submit an FDA application. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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The creators of Proactiv have a skincare company that uses an army of consultants to sell products — and it’s suddenly the most popular in America

“Moreover, the company was growing at the same time as smartphones, Facebook, and selfies, which made the ideal combination for selling skincare products” writes Mary Hanbury for businessinsider.com. Rodan + Fields is currently the top-selling skincare brand in North America in terms of total sales, according to Euromonitor.A spokesperson for the brand told Business Insider that consultants are actually discouraged from holding inventory. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Fourth executive out at Nike as vice president of footwear leaves: Portland Business Journal

“A fourth executive has left Nike Inc” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. Greg Thompson, the company’s vice president of footwear, left the company Thursday after decades at Nike, the paper reported.NKE, -1.81% the Portland Business Journal reported on Thursday, as the company continues with a culture change aimed at creating a more diverse leadership.A third executive, Antoine Andrews, vice president of diversity and inclusion, was also leaving, the people said. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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F1 motor racing pivots to a new ‘entertainment brand’ following US takeover

“In January 2017, Liberty Media completed its $8 billion takeover of Formula One (including debt), marking the start of a new era after Bernie Ecclestone oversaw the motor sport for 40 years” writes Lucy Handley for cnbc.com. He hired two motor racing veterans as managing directors: Former Ferrari technical director and ex-Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn to be in charge of motor sports and former ESPN executive Sean Bratches for commercial operations.This year marks the first full season in the post-Ecclestone era. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Supplement Company Of The Month: RedCon1

“You don’t give a supplement company a name like this by accident” writes Hobart Swan Is for bodybuilding.com. After my transition from the media side of the industry to the supplement-business side, I owned several popular supplement companies before starting RedCon1.If I’m able to maintain that standard for myself, then I’d like my legacy in the fitness industry to be that I created the biggest sports supplement brand in the world—and did it the right way.RedCon1 isn’t just another sports-nutrition company. Source: bodybuilding.com Share This:

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Dwayne Johnson launching tequila brand

“Dwayne Johnson is planning to launch his own brand of tequila” reports hollywood.com. Officials from the Baywatch star’s company filed documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in January (18), attempting to register the brand name ‘Mana’ for use selling the Mexican spirit.The eye tells the story of a disruptive positive energy always ready to dent the universe.” He ended the post with the hashtags, “#TheMana” and “#NowLetsBreakOutTheTequila”.Mana is a Polynesian term for “spirit”, or a supernatural force that confers power and authority and is close to Dwayne’s heart…

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PLUS: Facebook Reportedly Uses AI To Predict Your Future And Then Sell It To Advertisers

“Facebook has an artificial intelligence program that can be used to predict your behaviour and then sell that to advertisers” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. In the past there have often been claims that Facebook is using your smartphone to listen in on your conversations. We don’t claim to know what people think or feel, nor do we share an individual’s personal information with advertisers.”. According to the site, Facebook’s ‘FBLearner Flow’ software isn’t just able to help advertisers identify what we like and dislike but also predict what we could…

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