ZARA CLOTHING CHAIN UNDER FIRE FOR ‘PEPE’ SKIRT

Zara clothing chain under fire for ‘Pepe’ skirt. International retail chain Zara appears to have pulled a skirt from many of its sites after coming under fire for the cartoon frog painted on the item. Many pointed out that the image on the skirt, released as…

Grand Central guide suspended for giving offl imits tours

The MTA has suspended its Grand Central Terminal guru for allegedly giving secret, forbidden tours of the commuter cathedral, sources said. Dan Brucker worked for the MTA for three decades, most recently guiding tourists through “off-limits” areas at Grand Central, including a power station, a control…

Is it a surprise PRs are getting top marketing jobs

When John Lewis announced its director of comms Peter Cross had been promoted to director of customer experience, a few eyebrows were raised. After all, John Lewis is a brand built on advertising. So the decision to turn to its most senior PR to help lead…

Facelifted Hyundai Xcent gets revised design

Next week, the Hyundai Xcent compact sedan will get a mid-life update in the form of a facelift. Leaked images from a dealer yard show that the design update is the most comprehensive one the car has undergone in this generation. It addresses the issue of…

Company Plans To Offer Deep-Sea Tours Of Titanic Wreckage

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One hundred and five years ago, the Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage, sinking to the bottom of the ocean and killing 1,500 people. Now, a company is preparing to offers tours of the wreck. The Titanic was called the “ship…

Vancouver realtor says Green housing plan could shock real estate market

A Vancouver-area realtor and real estate blogger thinks the B.C. Greens’ housing platform could cause a massive shift in the city’s housing market. Steve Saretsky says the plans are aggressive, noting the party’s intention to change the tax structure. “You’re really going against the grain. You’re going…

Mark Ritson United’s CEO makes a mockery of the word leadership

Everywhere you look these days you can find definitions, articles and whole speeches about what it takes to lead. Leaders are empathetic. Leaders are disruptive. Leadership means being agile. Leadership means staying fixed on one path. Leaders are friendly and aloof. Leaders are introverts and extroverts.…

Upcycling fast fashion to reduce waste and pollution

Pollution created by making and dyeing clothes has pitted the fashion industry and environmentalists against each other. Now, the advent of “fast fashion” — trendy clothing affordable enough to be disposable — has strained that relationship even more. But what if we could recycle clothes like…