Increasingly, many firms are looking to connect to their consumer heartstrings by repositioning their brands as underdogs. Although this strategy has been employed many times, there had been no empirical research to prove the supposition that underdog narratives resonate well with customers until now. A topical study by Anat Keinan, a professor at the Harvard Business School, shows that a narrative grounded in hard luck and determination can improve a brand attractiveness across multiple sectors and a variety of geographies.Branding a company or product as an underdog is not a new idea.
Rumors have been percolating for months (no fish in the percolator, though) that many familiar faces would be returning to the town of Twin Peaks to reprise their roles in the nine episode limited run series, which Mark Frost wrote and David Lynch directed. The cast list, released by Showtime, proves those rumors to be true with Kyle MacLachlan stepping back into his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper, as well as repeat performances by Sherilyn Fenn, Madchen Amick, Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, Grace Zabriskie, Miguel Ferrer, Russ Tamblyn and the late Catherine E. Coulson, who played the town Log Lady..
[Chicago’s Michael Jordan]. I want to see what his game is really like. I know I’ll be watching him, but I am sure I am not the first one to do that. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble.
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Last weekend on Saturday Night Live, NBC drove Tiger Woods hard. In a skit, faux Tiger and wife Elin held a press conference, which got interrupted after a surprised Elin heard Tiger admit he had made “multiple transgressions.” The shot cut away, but then Tiger returned, arm in a sling, claiming that he accidentally fell down a flight of stairs and “launched through a plate glass window.” The audience chuckled. In the Weekend Update segment, Seth Meyers teed Tiger up, noting that his sponsors were sticking with him, “a gesture that only means one thing women don’t watch golf.”.