Executives Responsible for Award-Winning Campaigns on Behalf of

FX Networks Original Series and The Overall Brand


LOS ANGELES, Jul 6, 2015 – FX Networks has promoted 5 comparison selling executives in approval of their contributions to a award-winning marketing, digital media and on-air teams, it was announced currently by Stephanie Gibbons, President, Marketing, Digital Media, and On-Air Promotions for FX Networks.


Sally Daws has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital Media, and John Varvi has been named Executive Vice President, On-Air Promotions. In addition, Todd Heughens has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Print Design; Jason Phipps is Senior Vice President, Digital Media; and Lance Reiss has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing. The 5 executives will continue to news to Gibbons. FX Networks consists of FX, FXX, FXM and a digital video-on-demand height FXNOW.


Under Gibbons’ leadership, FX Networks’ marketing, digital media and on-air departments have won some-more than 329 total PromaxBDA and The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, including an rare 5 uninterrupted years of receiving a PromaxBDA Award for Marketing Team of a Year (2011 – 2015) – each year given a award’s inception.


“In an party landscape that is morphing during light speed, creation suggestive strike with a tellurian heart and essence requires well-developed talent and an enthusiastic ardour for excellence,” Gibbons said. “Sally, John, Todd, Jason and Lance reflect all that is essential and excellent in a selling realm. Their particular and group efforts have contributed to each selling success during FX Networks for a final 10 years. That is because it is privately stirring to see exceptional, cherished, and devoted colleagues take on some-more shortcoming as we continue to marketplace a dear calm in a dauntless new world.”


The promotions announced currently are as follows:


Sally Daws – Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital Media


Sally Daws many recently served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Digital Media. In a new role, she will continue to manage a network’s promotion and inhabitant media formulation and buying, consumer integrated promotions, and digital media, including a award-winning TV Everywhere application, FXNOW and Simpsons World.


Daws is obliged for marketing, promotional and digital initiatives for a critically and commercially successful register of FX networks’ strike array including American Horror Story, Fargo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re The Worst, Archer, The Americans and a arriving The Bastard Executioner.


Daws assimilated FX shortly after a network launched in 1994, and she has insincere countless gradually obliged positions in both marketing, on-air promotions and digital media. Previous to her position as Vice President and afterwards Senior Vice President of Marketing, she served as Vice President of Creative Services for FX, where she was obliged for producing integrated sales campaigns for on-air advertisers.


Daws perceived a B.A. grade in striking pattern from CSUN.



John Varvi – Executive Vice President, On-Air Promotions


John Varvi many recently served as Senior Vice President of On-Air Promotions during FX Networks. He is obliged for network branding, array campaigns, episodic promotions, and on-air editorial, operations and scheduling. He has worked on a launch and means of each FX strange array given premiering The Shield in 2002, including: Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Damages, Archer, Sons of Anarchy, Louie, Justified, The Americans, Tyrant, Fargo and American Horror Story.


Before fasten FX in 2002, Varvi served as Vice President Creative Director of a Brand Solutions multiplication of Rare Medium, supervising all day-to-day artistic and production.


Prior to Rare Medium, Varvi was Senior Vice President Creative Director of Friedland Jacobs Communications (FJC), an entertainment-based promotion and selling firm. He helped settle FJC in 1995 while portion as Executive Producer of Imagine One Productions.


In 1990, Varvi co-created and served as Supervising Producer of Roggin’s Heroes, a half-hour comedy array from MCA/Universal. In a three-year run, a uncover was Universal’s highest-rated first-run syndicated series.


Varvi began his career in 1980 during NBC4, Los Angeles.


Varvi’s attention honors include: Three LA Emmy® Awards, The New York Festivals “World Medal,” a accumulation of Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, as good as countless PromaxBDA honors, including five-time Marketing Team Of The Year.



Todd Heughens – Senior Vice President, FX Print Design


Todd Heughens many recently served as Vice President, FX Print Design. In his new role, Todd will continue to conduct adult a award-winning Print Design department, that is obliged for building all of a pivotal art, imitation and outside campaigns for FX, FXX and FXM, as good as overseeing a use of all photography and immobile imagery combined by a department, opposite all platforms.


Todd assimilated FX in Jan of 2006 and, in partnership with some of a best photographers and pattern agencies in a business, he and his group have combined some of a many impediment and groundbreaking imagery in radio selling from Nip/Tuck to Sons of Anarchy to American Horror Story.


Previous to his reign with FX Networks, Heughens worked during Showtime Network, initial as a Designer and eventually as Senior Art Director.


Todd is a connoisseur of a University of Cincinnati.



Jason Phipps – Senior Vice President, Digital Media


Phipps many recently served as Vice President, Digital Media. In a new role, he will be obliged for daily slip of digital media efforts for FX Networks. From interactive calm to technology, he is obliged for all aspects of FXNetworks.com, FXNOW, a multi-platform on-demand video use ancillary FX, FXX and FXM networks and Simpsons World.


In addition, Phipps oversees a incomparable digital ecosystem that includes government of FX’s amicable networks, calm and applications for handheld and connected devices, as good as rising consumer focused technologies.


Phipps is also obliged for building partnerships with heading digital media and internet companies ancillary network programming and digital ventures. He works with National and Digital Sales teams to rise singular sponsorships formed on a network’s interactive content. 


Phipps before served as Executive Director of Digital Media for Disney/ ABC Television Group. His primary responsibilities enclosed handling interactive selling and selling partnership growth for a network and ubiquitous operations for ABC Family Channel’s interactive platforms including ABCfamily.com. Phipps also served as Director of Interactive Marketing for Fox Family Channel and FoxKids.com.


Prior to fasten Fox Family Channel, Phipps served in Network Sales and Operations for Fox Broadcasting Company.


Lance Reiss – Senior Vice President, FX Marketing


Reiss many recently served as Vice President of Marketing Advertising for FX where he worked on critically and commercially successful register of FX networks’ strike series, including Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Fargo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, Archer, The Americans and a upcoming, The Bastard Executioner.


In a new role, Lance will manage advertising, media formulation and buying, businessman negotiations, calm distribution, financial and budgetary equipment and continued impasse with all consumer selling initiatives.  Lance will concentration on network launch campaigns and media plan with a concentration on off-air extensions that expostulate ratings for a FX Networks Suite. 

Lance will continue to lead a day to day business with a media agencies and continue to offer a pivotal purpose with network placement selling team.  Lance also served as a pivotal executive on a FXX launch group and continues to have slip on FX, FXX, FXM and FX Now initiatives.


Living and respirating FX for 13 years and counting, Lance served his initial dual years as Manager Affiliate Marketing for FX operative on selling efforts tied to carriage and distribution.  Prior to entrance to 21st Century Fox, Lance worked during DIRECTV in a selling department.


Lance has a Bachelor of Arts grade from a University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a mixed CTAM and PromaxBDA Gold winner. 



FX Networks, a business section of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of a networks FX, FXX and FXM and a video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, a flagship ubiquitous party simple wire channel, launched in Jun of 1994 and is carried in some-more than 94 million homes. The different report facilities a flourishing register of critically-acclaimed and award-winning strike dramas series, including The Americans, Tyrant, The Strain and a upcoming The Bastard Executioner and Taboo; a critically-acclaimed singular array American Horror Story, Fargo and a arriving singular array American Crime Story; acclaimed strike comedy array including a award-winning Louie, Archer, Married, The Comedians and a arriving SexDrugsRockRoll and Baskets. FX’s register of acquired strike array includes Two and a Half Men, In Living Color and Mike Molly. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in Oct of 1994 and is now carried in some-more than 53 million homes. Its report facilities classical films during a day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box bureau hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in a evening, as good as short-form award-winning strange programming. FXX, a newest network, launched in Sep 2013 and is carried in some-more than 78 million homes.  Geared towards a immature adult audience, a report facilities strange series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by a acclaimed strike comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, You’re a Worst, Man Seeking Woman and a arriving The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project (TBD). FXX is also a disdainful wire home to The Simpsons, a longest-running comedy in TV history, and a late night charcterised retard Animation Domination.







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Verizon and a NY State Public Service (‘Captured’) Commission

“Regulatory Capture” is when an attention takes over a regulatory organisation that is ostensible to be doing slip of a companies’ business practices and is ostensible to be safeguarding a Public Interest. The newly expelled news by a NY State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) “Staff Assessment of Telecommunications Services”, (June, 2015) is a indication of how a depraved supervision organisation helped Verizon (and Time Warner) get continual rate increases, allows for gross communications bills and false selling to be ‘business as usual’, covers over Verizon’s disaster to broach on a joining for ‘massive deployment of fiber optics’ (but charged business over $750.00 and counting) and afterwards claims that foe truly exists.

And to tip it off, a State news claims that there has not been any vital telecommunications record for over a decade! (NOTE: There appears to be another name used, “The Department of Public Service”, for a report.)

NOTE: The State Commission controls internal use and a use of a state utility, ordinarily famous as a Public Switched Telephone Networks, while a FCC controls ‘interstate’ services, i.e., services that cross-state lines. These jurisdictions and distinctions are approach too difficult to plead here.

Let’s benefaction some contribution to justify a end of regulatory capture. Here is an discuss from a report. See anything wrong?


Just follow a numbers:

  1. Look during this draft — It reserve a pricing for Time Warner Cable and Verizon New York’s Triple Play as good as a pricing for services if purchased separately, as of May 2015.
  2. Look during this draft — It shows that a Time Warner Cable Triple Play costs $89.99 and a Verizon Triple Play is usually $74.99.
  3. Then demeanour during a symbol adult of my Time Warner Cable Triple Play bill, 2014, (below) that was advertised during $89.99. It shows that a tangible cost after a year+ went to $190.77 as of Oct 2014 (and has had mixed increases given that time).
  4. Then demeanour during a subsequent chart, that examines Verizon Triple Play’s excellent imitation (save income on ‘slimmer’ packages) that shows that, usually like a Time Warner Cable Triple Play, it also has lots of dark charges.
  5. Then lapse to State’s chart. If we have stopped laughing, (or great or screaming) we should comprehend that this is a face of regulatory capture, where a corporations, in this box Verizon, that are being ‘regulated’, indeed control a regulators and a information that they put out.

Time Warner Triple Play, 2014,


Verizon Fine Print, 2015


I’ll go by some of a report, nonetheless let’s start with these charts.

No Actual Communications Bills were Examined by a State.

As we discussed in mixed articles, business can never, ever get a advertised cost listed in a NYPSC’s draft — ever. The State didn’t even worry to collect tangible patron bills, nor does it fact all of a additional charges that are being applied, or a fact that a initial bill’s sum costs comes to 30-60 percent some-more than a advertised price, or that a prices go adult 100+ percent above a advertised cost after a graduation ends. In fact, we searched a news for specific terms:

  • “Set tip box”, “cable modem fees”, “franchise fees” — None of these were minute even nonetheless they are all combined charges to these Triple Play packages. The set tip box is imperative and Verizon charges $11.99; a wire modem is discretionary (if we are tech-savvy) or costs an additional $9.99. Meanwhile, a Time Warner Franchise Fee was over $5.00. Just these 3 equipment adds $27 a month that is blank in a advertised price.
  • There are a horde of other charges also imperative and not listed in a advertised price, such as a “Broadcast TV” fee, a fraudulent “Regulatory Recovery” fee, or my personal favorite, a ‘Regional Sports” fee. All of these are usually finished adult and all are mandatory.
  • I also checked a appendixes to see if a State indeed minute an tangible check — Nada.

Oh, nonetheless it gets worse.

The State Never Examined or Audited a Companies’ Financial Books for during Least a Decade.

The press release from a NY State Commission reveals that there have been no vital telecom record for a decade. But don’t worry; record changes will repair everything.

It has been roughly 10 years given a Commission’s final vital telecommunications proceeding. In that time, a technological expansion in a communications attention has picked adult pace. In fact, it appears that consumer interests have developed dramatically with a expansion of wireless intelligent phones, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) record and broadband services.

This Report Is Supposed to be a Factual Overview and a Foundation for Further Dialogue.

“This New York State Department of Public Service Staff (Staff) comment provides a significant overview of a stream landscape for communications in New York State, as good as a chronological viewpoint of certain attention and consumer trends. It builds on past efforts, and seeks to settle a substructure for offer discourse and for a State to settle either there needs to be changes to regulation, policies and practices to safeguard that a communications attention in New York is “future proofed” to accommodate a fast elaborating consumer demands.”

We now know that a State has been inattentive in correct slip and audits when it lifted rates and didn’t worry to do anything nonetheless rubber stamp Verizon’s wishes.

  • It never audited Verizon New York’s books when it increasing rates 84 percent or 100-300 percent on subordinate services, starting in 2005, a decade ago.
  • It never examined a ‘affiliate transactions’ (the exchange of Verizon New York and a other Verizon subsidiaries) that combined vast losses. Verizon NY mislaid $2.58 billion in usually 2014 and it was formed on a vast transfer of corporate expenses, as we documented.
  • It never tracked a ‘massive deployment of fiber optics’ that was a basement of a rate increases.

Just how out of strike is a analysis? This subsequent quote points out that ‘local service’ mislaid income nonetheless that there is a inequality given a ‘non-regulated operations’, like DSL, are profitable. (Note: “Intrastate” is internal service.)

“The inequality between sum association and intrastate lapse on equity (local service) is due, in part, given these company’s investments in non-regulated operations such as DSL have been behaving improved than their intrastate regulated write business, and in some cases, earning a profit.”

DSL is comparatively delayed broadband that is formed on a aged copper wires and a Verizon auxiliary has traditionally had to lease a internal phone wires from Verizon New York. What we found was that a ‘subsidiaries’ aren’t profitable their satisfactory share to use a networks, creation a internal phone networks demeanour unprofitable. But, a State has never audited a ‘affiliates’ and if it did it would notice that a ‘non-regulated’ businesses are profitable a fragment of all expenses– and removing a giveaway ride.

I.e., Verizon has been utilizing a financial books and a State hasn’t worried to review a companies for decade.

Verizon NY Is “Harvesting” Local Service Customers

Is it ‘fair reasonable’ to lift rates 84 percent on simple use and 100-300 percent on subordinate services, deliberation there has been a vast rebate in tangible approach waste to offer internal service? For example, Verizon no longer advertises a regular, copper-based phone service, so reduce promotion and selling costs. Also, a association is not progressing or investing in a copper networks, while a copper networks, on a books, are value about $0.00 due to a continual ‘depreciation’ and write offs. Prices should have plummeted and not have left up.

So, how is it probable that internal phone rates went adult over 667 percent given 1980, as told by tangible phone bills?

This is famous as “harvesting”, where a association ceaselessly raises rates to ‘harvest’ as many income and increase as they can from a commissioned bottom of business until they leave or usually keep profitable and profitable and paying.

NOTE: We could find no anxiety in this news that addressed these rate increases.

Click to see a discussion of these increases.

Investments for ‘Capital Expenditures” – This Information is Pure Garbage.


Like a rest of this report, this chart, that sum a investments finished by Verizon as a elect of ‘operating income flow’, is all finished up. It doesn’t plead a State’s disaster to do correct slip and audits that authorised Verizon to obstruct these ‘construction expenditures’ to compensate for a wires-to-the-cell-towers for Verizon Wireless or to account a FiOS wire TV business.

The NY Attorney General’s Office minute that while Verizon settled a association spent over $1 billion on construction in 2011, a AG found this to be dubious as a income had been shifted to account wireless and a wire business.

“Verizon New York’s explain of creation over a ‘billion dollars’ in 2011 collateral investments to a landline network is misleading. In fact, roughly three-quarters of a income was invested in providing ride comforts to offer wireless dungeon sites and a FiOS charity (which is a wire service). Wireless carriers, including Verizon’s associate Verizon Wireless, directly contest with landline write use and a company’s FiOS is essentially a video and Internet broadband offering.

“Therefore, usually a fragment of a company’s collateral module is dedicated to ancillary and upgrading a landline write service. Moreover, this investment in nutritious wireline use has declined usually even when compared to a series of write lines in service, such that a dollars per entrance line budgeted for 2012 is one-third reduction than a investment per line for a 2007 – 2009 period. Thus, even when one accounts for a reduced series of patron lines, Verizon has significantly cut a collateral investment in a wireline business.”

And we note that a declines in phone lines have been driven as many by Verizon’s possess vital rate increases as anything else.

And a ‘Operating Cash Flow?

Since nothing of a primary Verizon statistics used in a State news are supplied, let’s inspect sum from a Verizon New York 2014 Annual Report, filed with a State.

In 2014, a “Net Operating Revenues” showed a $2.58 billion loss, while a “Net Operating Income” had a detriment of $1.7 billion. And note that a waste are caused, in a vast part, given Verizon-corporate dumped $2.6 billion of “Corporate Operations” into Verizon New York’s financials.


And yet, there was no discuss of this fact in a “Staff Assessment of Telecommunications Services“.

Customers are Defacto Investors

The news unsuccessful to discuss that many of a ‘investment” was not finished by Verizon corporate or investors nonetheless was from a mixed rate increases on simple residential and business internal phone business that was ostensible to be used for a ‘massive deployment of fiber optics’. Every phone patron was overcharged during slightest $750.00 by this process for network upgrades.


This news is ostensible to be a “factual overview” and “seeks to settle a substructure for offer dialogue”.

Yes, let’s dialogue. We are filing a FIOA ask to find out how this wickedness of investigate could have finished it out of a Commission. We wish to know who is involved. Moreover, a staffers who wrote this news should be dismissed immediately or else have them explain, in detail, who put them adult to this. And we wish an review conducted by a state legislature.

Why didn’t a State use tangible communications bills? (I note that we already submitted, mixed times, sum about many of comments we usually outlined. We even testified in front of a Commission in 2014 about a gross bills in a Comcast-Time Warner Cable due merger.)

Also, a new news needs to be finished by an eccentric auditing group, that tells a law and provides contribution — regulating tangible communications bills, surveys of customers, and audits of a companies’ books, including all exchange between and among Verizon New York and all of a Verizon subsidiaries, including Verizon Wireless, Verizon Online, Verizon Business, Verizon Global, and Verizon Services — Now.

Coda: In all of a prior articles we gave a State a giveaway pass given we was told that there were changes stirring to pierce a Agency to a some-more enlightened, some-more customer-focused commission. It looks like those rumors are not true.

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3 Doors Down, The Corpus Christi Hooks, and a Bittersweet Year of 2005

As we was sitting during work perplexing to come adult with an engaging thesis for my unequivocally first post as a author here during The Crawfish Boxes, we listened a radio announcement for an arriving 4th of Jul unison featuring 3 Doors Down as a headlining act. The blurb played a sampling of all their strike songs from a ‘00s, when a rope was during a tallness of their recognition and relevance. we remember entrance of age during this much-maligned “post-grunge” epoch of song where bands like Nickelback, Creed, and Hoobastank dominated both a stone and cocktail charts. Seriously, we couldn’t spin on a TV, watch a movie, or even go to a mall yet conference a bland, angst-ridden anthem from one of these bro-bands. This character of song became so entire that even Nickelback sound-alike choice Christian stone bands began to cocktail adult (the was indeed utterly a bit of crossover from mainstream “secular” music).

This was a low-pitched landscape of 2005, one of a many bittersweet years of my admittedly still immature life. Listening to a song in that ad conjured adult so many memories from that year: creation my Little League All-Star team, coping with my parent’s divorce, struggling with ADHD in propagandize and of course, examination a Houston Astros’ extraordinary run during the World Series. Well indeed we didn’t unequivocally watch many of a Astros’ season, conjunction on TV nor in person. we was in a singular primogenitor domicile now and finances were tight. We had to let go of tiny luxuries like wire TV and a gas-guzzling Chevy Suburban in sequence to have adequate income to put food on a table. This also meant that for a initial time in 6 years we would not expostulate adult to Houston to see a Astros we looked brazen to that outing each year. We’d stay in my aunt’s enormous residence in Sugarland (they had both a swimming pool and a pool table!), revisit my uncles and of march watch some of a Astro greats, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Roy Oswalt, take a margin in pleasing Minute Maid Park. But now a usually approach we could even follow a Astros was on a AM band. Milo Hamilton and Alan Ashby did a good pursuit pursuit a movement (Ash had nonetheless to rise an mania with gait of play) yet a round group was usually not as discernible to me as they were when we could see them on my radio screen. The portentous start to a deteriorate didn’t assistance either. The selling aphorism for that year was “It’s On!”. But with Carlos Beltran sealed with a Mets, Jeff Bagwell out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, and a group floundering in final place, a Astros were really not “On”. My seductiveness in a group began to wane.

Luckily 2005 also brought a new round group to my hometown: The Corpus Christi Hooks. Now there was another group called a Coastal Bend Aviators that had been personification round for a past few years usually adult a highway in Robstown. However they were partial of an eccentric joining and as such a players were generally teenager joining castoffs who substantially had to collect adult a second pursuit to cover their profession of a round paycheck. we privately remember a service pitcher fast blazing by a cigarette, impiety like a soldier during his slow aches in his body, before picking adult his glove to comfortable adult in a pen. The Hooks on a other hand, were a genuine deal. A AA associate of a Astros, these players were not on a down slope, yet were rather young, fresh, and up-and-coming. The marketing touted that destiny Astros would pass by Corpus and certain adequate after that year on Sep 14, Charlton Jimerson would turn a initial Hooks actor to make his Astros debut. He available no image appearances and no put outs entrance in as a defensive deputy in his usually Major League diversion of a 2005 deteriorate (my favorite square of problematic Hooks trivia). In those days a Astros plantation complement was not a annoyance of cache like it is now. Of a players on a 2005 register that indeed reached a Major Leagues, usually a few of them would play any poignant time on a large joining team, and many of that time was spent yo-yoing behind between a majors and AAA. Players like Fernando Nieve, Josh Anderson, and Brooks Conrad were all brief footnotes during a idle duration of a Astros’ plantation system, faded divided from a memory of even a many doctrinaire fan. Though to my 10 year aged self who knew subsequent to zero about awaiting lists or actor evaluation, they were a discernible tie to my favorite large joining group personification in my possess hometown. Even a tiny possibility of them creation an MLB roster done them incomparable than life in my eyes.

My memories of a initial deteriorate during Whataburger Field were not so many episodes, as sensations we felt over a march of a summer. The track was gorgeous. Built alongside and adopting a demeanour of a rusted warehouses of a Port of Corpus Christi, a ballpark managed to have a uncanny industrial beauty to it. (I suspect a same could be pronounced for a lot of Corpus Christi.) The Harbor Bridge loomed over core field, made like Napoleon’s hat. Ships would pass underneath it and into a pier itself over left field, their large hulls soaring over a square steel benefaction stands.  Tickets were impossibly affordable for my budget-minded family. $5 for a berm ticket, and on dollar hotdog and soda day, my mom could feed me and my hermit cooking for usually a few bucks more. we remember how we would run adult and down a right core berm mountain perplexing to impersonate a speed of then-Astros core fielder Willy Taveras. Whenever a Hooks measure we would do a high-leg flog dance in jubilee (much to a annoyance of my younger brother). When a other group scored I’d hurl down in a weed in despair.  The nights were comfortable and cozy, not bleak and unbearably wet like a afternoons. Whenever we went to a ballpark, my mom and we would forget a problems and highlight life had tossed on us, if usually for a few hours. We bonded, yes, yet my mind mostly wandered as we mislaid myself in a sound of fan chatter, a frail moment of lumber creation contact, a smell of a berm weed and a splendid lights that bathed a field. It was round Nirvana.

The Hooks finished a deteriorate with a entirely common 64-76 record, yet that didn’t stop a hum surrounding a team. Unlike prior Corpus Christi round clubs, a Hooks, were here to stay. The subsequent year would move Hunter Pence, Ben Zobrist, Matt Albers and a Texas League championship. we returned to propagandize rejuvenated by my summer round therapy. we assimilated a school’s UIL Academic group and managed to win 1st place in a History foe during my initial ever meet, violence out kids that were a full year comparison than me. we began to come to terms with my parents’ divorce, my self-respect issues and a “new norm” of my life. Still yet wire TV, me and my mom listened earnestly to a honeyed sound of Milo’s play-by-play on a radio. After being announced passed by a Houston Chronicle, a Houston Astros surged back, clearly mirroring my possess personal 2005 experience, clinching a furious label mark on a final day of a season.

Although we substantially don’t need to relate a events of a 2005 postseason to many of you, that Oct was a ideal capstone to a deteriorate and a year filled with a top of highs and a lowest of lows. There was a present recover of 18 innings of tragedy when Chris Burke lined a array walk-off homerun into a Crawford Boxes opposite a Braves. There was a avaricious astonishment when Albert Pujols’ launched a go-ahead 3-run shot opposite Brad Lidge in diversion 5 of a NLCS and a enthusiasm when a Astros finally slew a Cardinals in a subsequent diversion to bind their initial joining pennant. Then there was a clarity of deflation when dreams of a ticker tape  World Series march by a streets of downtown Houston were trampled on by Ozzie Guillen’s dreaded Chicago White Sox in 4 games.

It was a sour and unsatisfactory finish to an differently jubilant season.  But by that we schooled that one shouldn’t dwell too many on a lows and sourness that life gives them, yet instead penchant a brief flashes of benevolence and joy. Whenever life seems to flog me around and we usually wish to chuck my hands adult in frustration, we try to lapse behind to Whataburger Field, behind to my round Nirvana. we gaunt behind in my seat, soak adult a ambient sounds of fan chatter, a effort voice of a PA announcer, and a well-spoken communication of a ideally executed double play and consider to myself, “Damn, this is a pleasing game.”

So those was my wayward reminiscences of a infirm and noted year of 2005. we am beholden that we have a event to share a square of my life here on this smashing site. we wish to move peculiarity and interesting calm to we Crawfish Boxers, Boxettes and Boxcar Children. You can follow some-more of my ramblings on my Twitter account: @BreedloveTCB. In a meantime, LET’S GO ‘STROS!

How Commerce-Based Content Drives Clicks and Revenue


Online promotion has turn a holistic endeavor. More industries comprehend a energy of influencer marketing, calm marketing, amicable selling and other interactive forms that supplement value for business and marketers. A investigate from Skimlinks on “Comtent”–commerce formed content–shows a impact on clicks and revenue.

Most companies intent in calm selling are substantially already regulating Comtent marketing. Comtent includes all from shopping guides, patron product reviews and tip 10 lists. All of these things assistance to beam consumers towards other code content, products and services.

Different forms of blurb calm perform really differently over time. Deals and sales expostulate a tip series of associate clicks within a initial 30 days.

Gift guides also perform good during a initial month. Other calm like shopping guides enjoys early success though doesn’t have staying energy as time passes. Some of a many fast content, that retains many of a impact even 6 months after posting, are product reviews and tip 10 lists.

When it comes to commissions and sales, a patterns are many reduction fast than clicks, though there’s a good reason for that. According to a report:

Purchases vacillating some-more than clicks isn’t wholly astonishing given a click that happens on a given day might usually turn a squeeze days later. Users don’t indispensably buy immediately, and it typically takes them several days and several hold points until a squeeze is finally made.

Product reviews are distant and divided a many essential form of comtent, with tip 10s and other listicles also pushing estimable income for marketers. Across all forms of content, desktop systems still rule, generating 74 percent of revenue, vastly outpacing calm noticed on phones and tablets.

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Rutgers collects post-9/11 ACLU verbal histories

The American Civil Liberties Union, that challenged many aspects of a Patriot Act adopted after a Sept. 11, 2001, militant attacks, has incited to a Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA) to request how decisions were finished during a transformative time in history.

Lorraine Kenny, associate executive for communications and selling for a ACLU, pronounced 9/11 noted a change in a quarrel to strengthen polite liberties.

“We wanted to request decisions about this chronological impulse in a country,” Kenny said. “How do we say a liberties while assuring a inhabitant security?”

After a Patriot Act was adopted, a ACLU filed authorised hurdles to many of a provisions, claiming they disregarded a rights to privacy, speech, due routine of law, and a right to be giveaway from vicious and surprising punishment.

The ACLU has given ROHA a $40,000 extend to record a verbal histories of a leaders around a country. ROHA interviewers have started operative on a plan locally while Molly Graham, a partner director, spent Jun on a West Coast, interviewing ACLU officials from San Diego to Seattle.

“I’m unequivocally tender by these people,” Graham said. “They’ve finished some unequivocally critical work. we see them as soldiers in business suits, given their work has been critical in securing a rights and freedoms.”

The post-9/11 epoch was one that forced a ACLU to make tough decisions, not usually about that cases to take on, though about a really structure of a organization. In 2001, Kenny said, some affiliates had no full-time lawyers, relying instead on internal attorneys who worked case-by-case. The resources of a inhabitant classification were also stretched thin. Anthony Romero, a ACLU’s executive who started in a position only days before a attacks, set adult a special dialect to coordinate support for affiliates, and lifted income to sinecure a full-time staff counsel in any state. The organization’s membership has also grown extremely given 2001, from 300,000 to some-more than 500,000. The verbal histories will be published as a classification approaches a centennial in 2020.

“I was really meddlesome in going to a university like Rutgers, rather than to verbal historians who work during large, given of a resources that we could put behind us,” she said.

Begun in 1994 as a plan of a Class of 1942 focusing on World War II veterans, ROHA has stretched a efforts to embody a verbal histories of some-more than 1,500 people — veterans, civilians, people with an organisation with Rutgers. Seven-hundred seventy-seven of these verbal histories are permitted online.

There is an art to holding an verbal history, and it involves seeking a few open-ended questions — such as how 9/11 influenced a internal associate — and giving a theme as most room as required to answer, Graham said.

“There are some questions we might repeat in any interview, though any talk is tailored to any person, depending on their experience, position and a march of a conversation,” Graham said.

Graham, who available verbal histories for a Wisconsin Veterans Museum and in her home state of Maine before entrance to Rutgers, is ardent about preserving a memories and voices of a people concerned in creation history. Besides recording and edition verbal histories, she goes into New Jersey high schools to assistance students record verbal histories.

“In a age of Facebook and Twitter, we’re losing a robe of consolation that comes with face-to-face interactions,” she said. “My mantra has always been, make a still voices loud.”

Eric Emanuel Jersey Customs Interview

Eric Emanuel is someone who’s finished it on his possess (and we’re not usually articulate about remade jerseys). Avoiding clichéd Drake references, a male started a etiquette business from an suspicion baked adult in his FIT dorm room. With assistance from friends, business connects, and perfect hustle, Emanuel was means to carve his possess niche in a etiquette game, building a fanbase that includes a likes of A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Travis Scott, and Young Thug. 

As a partner of sports enlightenment over a sports themselves, it creates clarity that Emanuel would set his sights on tweaking jerseys and logos into a oppulance space. Sure, a athletes are a heroes of sport, and they merit their due. But don’t sleep, a teams (and their logos) are usually as many detached of a nostalgia and tension of a decades-long, common sports tradition.

For a improved denote of what Emanuel is adult to, we walked in on him operative python into a lettering of a Michael Jordan jersey from a 1996 NBA All-Star game. He’s a common guy, though even he’ll tell we that’s one of his some-more confidant jersey choices.

We sat down with Eric during one of his NYC workshops to discuss about his pattern history, his critical clients, and how he welcomes comparisons to Don C.

What’s your pattern background? Did we investigate conform pattern in school?
The usually propinquity we have before to this is Nike ID and toying around with that [laughs]. we went to a Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated in 2013, though we went for selling though—not a menswear program. This is something that usually arrange of fell into my lap. we had a suspicion after school, and that’s what we arrange of ran with.

What was a impulse that sparked this project?
A lot of it was unequivocally Don C -nspired. Don C was doing a hats and we wanted to arrange of constraint something in that same market. The enlightenment is something I’ve always desired in terms of sneakers, hats, all of that. Clothing Is something I’ve always desired and this was my tiny niche and my tiny approach to get into that attention though duplicating Don C or doing anything in that realm.

This was arrange of an suspicion that came about when we was sitting in my dorm room. we was wearing a jersey—I’m from Syracuse, so we always had a jersey on or a shawl on from Syracuse. A lot of people didn’t even know me by name, they were usually like “Oh that’s a child from Syracuse.” we always desired to uncover where we was from and jerseys are arrange of a review starter.

So, like a Givenchy piece, someone competence come adult to we and be like “Oh hey we adore that.” A jersey does a same thing. It’s like “oh we adore that team.” It’s like an icebreaker, it’s unequivocally good in that way. we adore jerseys.

With jerseys as your signature, what is your attribute with sports? 
As distant as sports go a usually competition we truly adore is college basketball. I’m from Syracuse, and there’s a outrageous college basketball enlightenment there. We won a championship with Carmelo Anthony, so basketball meant a lot to me while flourishing up.

Do we have a favorite team? ​
As distant as a NBA goes, we adore a Knicks given I’m from New York. we adore a Yankees given I’m from New York, and it’s good to go locate a game. we wouldn’t contend I’m a left-wing as distant as any other competition really. we adore basketball though it all comes down to Syracuse basketball. The NBA doesn’t strike me that much. It’s removing better, a playoffs were amazing, though as distant as sports go my attribute is that we adore Syracuse basketball. Really that’s a usually group I’m a fan of.

I adore doing anything Chicago-related usually given flourishing adult we was a ‘90s kid, Michael Jordan was a outrageous partial of that culture, and of march we adore Michael Jordan sneakers and anything of that nature. So a Bulls are substantially on of my favorite teams to work with. After that we adore a Lakers. Kobe was a large favorite of cave flourishing up, though also their colors when they had a throwbacks with a stately blues, a purple—they had so many cocktail colors to work with. That was amazing.

Do we have to correlate with any of those sports chartering agencies to emanate these tradition jerseys, or is it some-more of a  “buy ’em first, afterwards DIY” arrange of thing?
Originally we was shopping all off of eBay or identical platforms. we would usually find selected jerseys. we started with a Jordan “45” jersey from Rawlings. It was when Michael Jordan played round in 1994 for a Barons, a White Sox teenager joining affiliate.

So we was shopping aged selected jerseys off eBay and we was reconstructing them. And by that we had a pop-up emporium by Mitchell Ness during NBA All-Star Weekend given it was in New York. Since afterwards I’ve usually been using with Mitchell Ness product only, by a tiny attribute we have by them.

Where do we source your oppulance materials: a snakeskins and leathers?
Everything that we customize with comes from a United States either it’s Oregon or Miami—those are dual hotspots for all we collect up. we do buy things from a city if it’s a last-minute request, though it’s unequivocally costly in that case.

What kind of hides and materials do we ordinarily use, and what are we looking to enhance into?
The usually thing we unequivocally use is python skin. Python is universal, it works with a lot of things and also a hides are unequivocally big. When we try into a likes of stingray, other hides like that, they’re unequivocally tiny hides to work with. we would need mixed usually to cover one product. So python is all I’ve worked with, and substantially all I’ll continue to work with.

How prolonged does it routinely take we and your group to make a jersey?
After sourcing a product, generally we could take a day on a product and unequivocally usually lay down, and work with it, and get it done. But generally, it competence take about a week.

What’s a pivotal to a good tradition jersey? Keeping it elementary and authentic?
Yeah. As elementary as it can be when you’re doing something like this. If a product is finished in an organic, authentic approach it’s unequivocally going to mount out—as against to enlightenment vultures usually perplexing to float a wave. Authenticity speaks wonders and it shows in your product.

You mentioned progressing that we have a group that helps we in production. What’s a group like? What tools do they assistance with?
In a beginning, we did all myself. As all grew incomparable and larger, we began to arrange a team. It was usually people we met in a Garment District by prior projects with a brand. So there are about dual people who make a jerseys with me.

Here’s my ubiquitous day-to-day: we stop into a bureau to make certain that all is left over and has left smoothly. Then I’m bustling using around and holding caring of clients, checking in on accounts with stores, and things of that nature.

Speaking of your clients, your Instagram, and a lot of a press around your work is unequivocally celebrity-driven. How did we build that customer base?
The initial jersey that we ever made, a Jordan “45” Barons jersey, I gave to Ian Connor. He’s a crony of mine. we was still vital in a dorms during FIT and he was with me. we had a suspicion for that jersey and he was like “yeah make this one.” So he favourite it and wore it.

I would contend a week after after creation a jersey and giving it to [Ian], we was examination TMZ and A$AP Rocky had walked opposite a shade wearing a jersey. we had no believe that he had it or anything. we was jumping adult and down and promulgation cinema to everyone, we was so excited. And after Rocky wore it, it unequivocally transcended down to all of hip-hop wearing a product. we mean, Fabolous was large with jerseys, so Fabolous wore them immediately.

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The whole A$AP Mob was pivotal in my initial steps. A$AP Nast has been seen in countless videos wearing my jerseys—he substantially put me on a map a strongest.


Spotted final night in Montreal #vibestour

A print posted by @ericemanuel on Feb 20, 2015 during 3:10pm PST


In hip-hop, a lot of a artists wish to sojourn opposite from a rest, though once someone starts something, a round gets rolling and everybody starts to wear it. In an ideal culture, once people see their favorite rapper in your product, afterwards a lot of people tend to suffer that and they see it in a opposite light.

I was unequivocally picky about who we let wear my product during a start. we had a lot of people strech out for product, though it was critical to me to unequivocally keep it some-more select than just: “Hey we wish to wear this? Cool we got it.”

There was a suspicion routine behind everybody who wore it.

Are there any other celebrities that you’re unequivocally vehement to bend out and work with?
When Travis Scott wore a jersey we was intensely excited. We were in Chicago for a Rodeo Tour and Travis’ best crony from childhood was my college roommate so it unequivocally usually fell together.

I remember him flitting by a dorm from time to time and it’s extraordinary to see what he’s been means to do given we was initial introduced to him. Travis wore a Jordan “45” jersey with a python detailing during a Chicago stop of a Rodeo Tour, alongside Young Thug in a Grizzlies jersey.

So naturally we was unequivocally vehement when [Travis Scott] wore it. Obviously, he’s floating adult right now. He’s dropping large projects, so it was good to work with him.

Rodeo Tour, Travis Scott.

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Earlier we spoke about Don C as an inspiration. Don C is substantially a many tangible name in a tradition sportswear scene, generally when it comes to luminary co-signs. What would we contend to Don C comparisons?
It’s essential to me that people perspective us in a same light, given this marketplace of oppulance sportswear that he flattering many created—is a one we creatively wanted a square of. Don is a talent in a hint that he took an aged suspicion and revamped it to make it what it is today. We’ve spoke countless times in courtesy to a jerseys and all he has pronounced sticks with me. When we was starting out, Bari from A$AP Mob put us in hold and it was intensely cold to speak to him about everything. Whenever we see [Don] he still talks about it.

But as distant as a Don C comparisons go, we did something totally different. we mean, apparently a lot of people illicit a hats. we took it on myself to find something opposite to still get into that market, though emanate a totally opposite product. Don’s doing a shorts right now. The shorts are unequivocally cool, and we suspicion about doing NBA shorts, though now we won’t. I’ll leave that to him and during a finish of a day he does what he does best. we wouldn’t wish anyone else creation jerseys.

You’ve apparently determined a vital joining customer base, we have good prominence too. So with all of those accomplishments, what are we formulation for a future? 
As distant as a python jerseys go, I’d adore to keep them boutique and tiny usually given we don’t consider it’s something that needs to be everywhere. we consider a something unequivocally niche and something that, if it gets blown out of proportion, it won’t be as cool.

But down a highway we would like to try out and have a line of jerseys, we know, vacant jerseys—constructed of opposite materials. I’ve finished a fire retardant jersey, waterproof jerseys. No python, nothing—just a vacant round conformation or a vacant basketball silhouette.

What stores are we now in and where are we formulation on going into?
I’m now in Revive in Detroit and afterwards Gentry as distant as New York goes. But, during Gentry we’re not on a shelf yet. As distant as where we devise on going, we arrange of like high-end travel stores.

But we don’t wish to be in a store with a “streetwear” connotation?
Yeah, exactly. A tiny bit elevated. we am a outrageous fan of both Union and Fruition. Alchemist in Miami is another store that we honestly love, after visiting this past Art Basel.

02112015 with @gentrynyc

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Are there any brands outward of sportswear that you’re desirous by?
Have we seen Midnight Studios? Shane Gonzales is someone we met by Ian, and we unequivocally adore Shane given Shane does what he does a best out of anyone young. Of any child doing anything, Shane does it perfectly. we have not one bad thing to contend about him. But so many people have attempted to obey Shane’s business model, and it doesn’t work for them given it’s not organic. Shane’s staying loyal to what he knows.

Of all a sports jerseys—baseball, basketball and football—is there any on we cite specifically?
I started with baseball, though we satisfied that NBA jerseys are unequivocally nostalgic. A lot of people have attachments to any jersey, so when they see it revamped and brought brazen to 2015, they tend to group towards it. So a infancy of what we make is basketball as of right now. Mitchell Ness also has some of a best basketball jerseys and a best permit for that. As distant as round goes, we adore round jerseys, they fit everybody properly, basketball can be a tough fit. And round jerseys can be styled in any way, that we love.

What recommendation would we give anyone is looking to start a brand?
The usually recommendation we have is: Don’t pierce too quick. Things occur in due time. They occur a approach they’re ostensible to, and they occur organically. Just don’t try to force anything.

Online Startup ePuppets.com Opens Retail Toy Store on Jul 4 in Downtown Mt …

MT. SHASTA, Calif., July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — EPuppets, Inc. opens a initial brick-and-mortar store on July 4, 2015 in respect of Independence Day. Located in a heart of downtown Mt. Shasta, California, ePuppets, Inc. sells toys and gifts from around a universe including puppets, marionettes, dolls, robots, remote control toys, educational toys, and some-more than 600 equipment from other obvious brands.

Take a practical debate of a new store by visiting https://goo.gl/maps/qUygD

The company, that is an online tradesman of puppets and educational toys, skeleton to enhance a authorization via California to embody locations in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Also in a works are skeleton to spinoff an party multiplication called ePuppets TV featuring strange content, characters, cartoons, underline films, and merchandising opportunities featuring a ePuppets’ brand.

“The ePuppets’ code inspires creativity and imagination. Our idea is to emanate a tellurian authorization that brings a sorcery of puppets to a whole new generation,” pronounced Cofounder and CEO Daniel Bryan.  

“We chose Mt. Shasta as a home of ePuppets since it’s a enchanting place that offers an implausible lifestyle surrounded by stately beauty. We demeanour brazen to operative closely with a city’s cover of commerce to assistance foster trade and tourism in Mount Shasta,” pronounced Bryan.

As partial of a company’s online selling strategy, ePuppets has integrated an associate selling module powered by Impact Radius. Website owners and online marketers can foster ePuppets.com and acquire commissions on sales they impute by fasten here: http://member.impactradius.com/advertiser-advertiser-info/ePuppets-Inc.brand

“Affiliate selling is a intelligent approach to boost code recognition on a pay-for-performance basis,” pronounced Stephan Gunning, cofounder and clamp boss of operations for ePuppets.  “We chose to partner with Impact Radius since of their clever repute as an attention personality in a opening selling industry.”

Toys as collection for learning

“Part of ePuppets’ sorcery is how we are incorporating art, music, and educational equipment into a product mix,” pronounced Simona Bryan, also a cofounder and artistic director. “Educational toys assistance rise creativity by play. At ePuppets we are always looking for ways to enthuse children.  Educators can advantage by regulating these collection as partial of a training process.”

Take a practical debate of a new store https://goo.gl/maps/qUygD

Images to accompany this story:

ePuppets Exterior

ePuppets Interior

Sock Monkey

Orangutan Puppet

Contact: Daniel Bryan
CEO, ePuppets, Inc.
Phone: 650-209-6313
Website: http://www.ePuppets.com/about-us

This recover was released by The Xpress Press News Service, merging e-mail and satellite placement technologies to strech business analysts and media outlets worldwide. For some-more information, revisit http://www.XpressPress.com.

SOURCE ePuppets, Inc.


Online Startup ePuppets.com Opens Retail Toy Store on Jul 4 in Downtown Mt …

MT. SHASTA, Calif., Jul 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EPuppets, Inc. opens a initial brick-and-mortar store on Jul 4, 2015 in respect of Independence Day. Located in a heart of downtown Mt. Shasta, California, ePuppets, Inc. sells toys and gifts from around a universe including puppets, marionettes, dolls, robots, remote control toys, educational toys, and some-more than 600 equipment from other obvious brands.

Take a practical debate of a new store by visiting https://goo.gl/maps/qUygD

The company, that is an online tradesman of puppets and educational toys, skeleton to enhance a authorization via California to embody locations in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Also in a works are skeleton to spinoff an party multiplication called ePuppets TV featuring strange content, characters, cartoons, underline films, and merchandising opportunities featuring a ePuppets' brand.

"The ePuppets' code inspires creativity and imagination. Our idea is to emanate a tellurian authorization that brings a sorcery of puppets to a whole new generation," pronounced Cofounder and CEO Daniel Bryan.  

"We chose Mt. Shasta as a home of ePuppets since it's a enchanting place that offers an implausible lifestyle surrounded by stately beauty. We demeanour brazen to operative closely with a city's cover of commerce to assistance foster trade and tourism in Mount Shasta," pronounced Bryan.

As partial of a company's online selling strategy, ePuppets has integrated an associate selling module powered by Impact Radius. Website owners and online marketers can foster ePuppets.com and acquire commissions on sales they impute by fasten here: http://member.impactradius.com/advertiser-advertiser-info/ePuppets-Inc.brand

"Affiliate selling is a intelligent approach to boost code recognition on a pay-for-performance basis," pronounced Stephan Gunning, cofounder and clamp boss of operations for ePuppets.  "We chose to partner with Impact Radius since of their clever repute as an attention personality in a opening selling industry."

Toys as collection for learning

"Part of ePuppets' sorcery is how we are incorporating art, music, and educational equipment into a product mix," pronounced Simona Bryan, also a cofounder and artistic director. "Educational toys assistance rise creativity by play. At ePuppets we are always looking for ways to enthuse children.  Educators can advantage by regulating these collection as partial of a training process."

Take a practical debate of a new store https://goo.gl/maps/qUygD

Images to accompany this story:

ePuppets Exterior

ePuppets Interior

Sock Monkey

Orangutan Puppet

Contact: Daniel Bryan
CEO, ePuppets, Inc.
Phone: 650-209-6313
Website: http://www.ePuppets.com/about-us

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