How Meghan Markle used ‘bold’ networking strategy to boost herself

Prior to Meghan Markle’s meeting Prince Harry, she was already a big name in Hollywood as she starred in hit legal drama Suits, had contracts with major fashion designers and even owned her own website called The Tig.

With regards to her success, celebrity biographer Sean Smith, in his new book Meghan Misunderstood, revealed how the Duchess of Sussex was able to establish major connections.

According to Smith, Meghan used a networking technique when she visited London in the summer of 2016. 

“One of the strategies Meghan used to boost her profile was putting herself next to a famous person; they could both benefit from the resulting publicity. This approach had worked well, for instance, when she was photographed with the champion Irish golfer, Rory McIlroy,” he wrote. 

“He poured cold water over her as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge that was very fashionable for a

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Global Brand Strategy and Design Agency, Soulsight Chicago, Names Jessica Feld as New Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Soulsight, a leading, Chicago-based brand strategy and design agency with a client roster that includes global powerhouse brands such as MolsonCoors, PepsiCo, KraftHeinz, and Nike, has promoted Jessica Feld to a brand new position, Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships.

Jessica Feld

In her nine years of success at Soulsight, Jessica has proven herself time and time again to be a major contributor to the agency’s overall organizational growth. Jessica has led Soulsight’s expansion strategy within our CPG and Sports & entertainment verticals, that has allowed Soulsight to provide current and new partners expanded capabilities that aid in holistically bringing their business objectives to fruition with the aim of energizing their brands for consistent relevancy and impactful sales results. Jessica has shown great endurance and professional maturity in building her department from the ground up, winning countless Requests for Proposal on Soulsight’s behalf along

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‘Don’t count out technology,’ even as value stocks start to stage a comeback, says Oppenheimer’s strategy chief

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  • With positive COVID-19 vaccine news lifting value stocks related to the reopening trade, technology stocks have underperformed.
  • In fact, since September 23, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks across all market cap segments, according to a Monday note from Oppenheimer.
  • Technology investors should stay calm, as the underperformance of growth stocks over the past couple months likely has to do with a potential tax-hike under a Biden administration, the note said.
  • “Interest rates are likely to remain low for the intermediate term suggesting that growth will retain its attraction for investors,” Oppenheimer’s Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus said.
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Value stocks have staged a comeback over the past two months as investors bet that beaten down cyclical shares will surge on an economic reopening.

The outperformance in value stocks relative to growth stocks has become more pronounced over the past week, with

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Matthew Remo, Director of Strategy and Development at Peapack-Gladstone Bank Recognized as NJBankers Rising Star

Matthew Remo, Vice President, Director of Strategy and Development

Matthew Remo, Vice President, Director of Strategy and Development

Bedminster, NJ – ( NewMediaWire ) – November 17, 2020 – Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market:  PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce that NJBankers recently recognized Matthew Remo as a “Rising Star” of the New Jersey banking industry at its virtual awards ceremony held on November 5, 2020.  The NJBankers Rising Star Award is granted to bankers, under the age of 40, to recognize their achievements in the Garden State banking industry.  Award winners exhibit the characteristics of true leaders and are outstanding professionals, mentors, teachers and colleagues who support bank and industry initiatives.  Mr. Remo has continuously exemplified strong leadership skills and professionalism throughout his career.  Most recently during these unprecedented times, he played a vital role in the execution of the Bank’s Small Business Administration Paycheck

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Cisco’s Cloud Strategy Needs More Work

Cisco last week bounced back from a tough summer, as shares appreciated 8% on a decent earnings report that beat expectations. Those expectations had been knocked down in the previous quarter, when Cisco executives set full-year revenue guidance for a 10% year-over-year (y/y) decline.

Cisco reported earnings of 76 cents per share vs. the 70 cents per share expected analysts, according to Wall Street projections. Revenue was $11.93 billion vs. $11.85 billion as expected by analysts, according to research firm Refinitiv. Revenue declined 9% compared the year-ago quarter, a slight improvement over the 10% that had been expected.

But keep in mind that a 9% revenue decline is still not ideal, with many companies in the enterprise and cloud technology markets experiencing growth. Despite the better quarter, Cisco still has a lot of work to do in competing for market share in more attractive growth segments of the market. Much

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Gymshark social media strategy: How influencers made it a $1.3 billion brand

  • Sportswear brand Gymshark is valued at $1.3 billion, in part thanks to its robust marketing strategy and expansive reach on social media.
  • Its “body-positive, inclusive” workout videos, memes, and athletic challenges featuring “Gymshark athlete” influencers have gained big followings — it has 2.1 million followers on TikTok, for example, compared to Nike’s 1.3 million.
  • These athletes get to brainstorm, share, and post personal content that’s catered to one of Gymshark’s 14 individual platforms. 
  • Business Insider spoke to the brand’s social media team about the tips and strategies that have found them success online.
  • “It’s about being reactive but also authentic and believing in what you’re posting … not being afraid to speak out about topics close to our hearts,” social content executive Chloe Lansbury says.
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It has been eight years since Ben Francis, then a student and part-time pizza delivery boy, set up

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Modern Businesses Need Modern Strategy

Co-Founder and Chief Talent Officer at FlexTeam and Chief Experience Officer at Liquid

The future of work is rapidly changing and already impacting businesses today with the growth of the liquid workforce. Companies are also facing ever more complex challenges as we are increasingly globally connected. Modern businesses need a modern business strategy built on strategic and operational agility to thrive and grow, especially in today’s turbulent times. To compete successfully, companies need to iterate rapidly and be opportunistic in their approach.

Developing Strategic And Operational Agility

In Harvard Business Review, Donald Sull, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, wrote, “Business opportunities are not distributed evenly over time. Rather, firms typically face a steady flow of small opportunities, intermittent midsize ones, and periodic golden opportunities to create significant value quickly.” This statement is as true today as when it was first published in 2009

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