When asked just how much declining TARP funds was worth, Ford marketing chief Jim Farley doesn’t hesitate: “I think it was worth more than $1 billion of coverage and customer interest,” he said. “If I had to go out and advertise, it would be that kind of bill in paid media. It’s a once in a lifetime thing.”.
So few things happen in a vacuum in professional sports, especially in a league where there can be so much player movement. Every team in the NBA has to operate with a plan in mind and, if they’re good, have the willingness to adjust when something out of the ordinary happens. Plans can change on a dime..
I have been at St George Park this week with our U13 squad playing in the Nike Cup tournament. I enjoying that then I will go to Amsterdam to help Pepijn this weekend, then next weekend I will be in a tournament in Bilbao with Our U13 and U14 squad. It lovely for me to be able to work with these lads and take them to tournaments which is fantastic for their development..
It certainly looked like it. With the Lightning playing its first ever game against the expansion Golden Knights on Tuesday at T Mobile Arena, more than 100 fans flocked to Sin City to see them. Some turned it into a family Christmas vacation, mixing in trips to shows.
The Wellington senior competed in a torrential downpour during the girls’ seeded race in North Carolina. Despite bloody knees, she recovered in time to finish in 17 minutes, 20 seconds. She was the only local to qualify. I not sure any of this tells us much about where the industry headed. Something like Angry Birds that goes for $0.99, for all its publicity and growth, has made a fraction of what a game like Call of Duty: Black Ops or Skyrim can rake in. Rovio reported 2011 revenue of $106.3 million total (and a third of that from merchandising and licensing), where Bethesda had done something like $450 million in sales with Skyrim by the 48 hours after launch mark alone..
Rough seas also led to the rescue of a shrimp trawler in danger of sinking off the coast of Texas. Coast Guard said crew of the trawler Footprint was about 80 miles southeast of Galveston when the crew radioed that the vessel was taking on water faster than onboard pumps could clear it. A helicopter crew lowered an extra pump that enabled the shrimp boat crew to clear enough water to stay afloat.
I thought this was a telling remark by RNC chief of staff turned CNN contributor Mike Shields: The “historic average is that the president’s party loses 26 seats. We need to beat history by four seats. Our base needs to watch tonight and say, you know what, other networks are telling them everything’s fine it’s not.”.