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Sales soared 35 percent in the most recent quarter, making Vans one of the fastest growing shoe brands in the country. Its canvas shoes once popular mostly among surfers and skaters have garnered widespread appeal in recent years. Among its fans: celebrities like Kristen Stewart and Frank Ocean (who wore them to the White House for a state dinner)..
For hours I looked for him. I did finally see him flying through the air squawking. I think he could hear me. New condominium buyers deterred by soaring Toronto prices are apparently venturing further afield to Hamilton, Kitchener and Waterloo, which offer more bang for their buck and the promise of new transit links that will improve accessibility.Sales of new condominiums in these areas gained traction in the first six months of the year as regional economic activity picked up and Metrolinx moved forward with its $43 billion expansion plans, according to Altus Group, a market intelligence firm.In Kitchener, sales between January and June rose to 806 units, up 93 per cent from the same period a year earlier, while 262 units were sold in Waterloo, a 51 per cent jump. Though sales fell more than 20 per cent in Hamilton to 360 units, the city condominium market remains one of the most active outside Toronto, suggesting a continued flight to affordability, said Ray Wong, vice president of data operations at Altus. These outlying areas are developed with more infrastructure in terms of restaurants and retail, it made them a lot more attractive.
The more you remind a reporter that you’re a commercial entity seeking promotional exposure, the less chance you have. Blatant ad copy, excessive use of trademark symbols, overblown quotes, puffed up claims and other techniques better suited for advertising copy are sure ways to assure that your release gets trashed. You must think like an objective journalist and have a sense of perspective about who you are and what you sell, and communicate that in your materials.
Effective leadership and good management are essential when it comes to running a company successfully. Nike’s CEO, Mark Parker, is notorious for repeatedly reassuring that employees are pushed to think harder. He does so by asking questions that will make employees have to really reflect in order to figure it out.
That’s something I want to get into when I’m there. Just being able to brand myself locally in my hometown, I thought that was pretty cool. That entrepreneurship: Burns runs a “social responsible clothing line” he calls Kuamini. You have the tools. You have the right. And, you have the responsibility.