Wendy’s CEO lectures on brand relevance

first_imgThe Wendy’s Company President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Emil Brolick spoke Friday in the first installment of the annual “Boardroom Insights” lecture series sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business.With nearly three decades of experience, Brolick has done work that includes marketing, brand leadership and product development in companies such as Yum, A&W, Long John Silver’s, Taco Bell and The Wendy’s Company. His lecture Friday explored the idea of “brand relevance” and ways in which the actions of brand leaders affect a brand’s ability to obtain and maintain relevance in a changing world.Consumers are exposed to thousands of brands, Brolick said. There often is a stark dichotomy between well-positioned and poorly positioned brands. In order for a brand to qualify as well positioned, Brolick said it must have particular characteristics.“First of all, it ought to be unique,” he said. “Secondly, it ought to be defensible from the competition, and thirdly, it ought to be profitable.”Brolick said brand leaders should act conscientiously in positioning their brand by considering the effects of everything they do and by striving to create and uphold a good brand name.“One of the things you are going to want to think about as an individual is, is your brand something that is being actively positioned and thought about in a very constructive and authentic kind of way, or are you kind of being positioned by default?” Brolick said.To illustrate the difference between well-positioned brands and brands positioned by default, Brolick discussed the personal brands of Warren Buffett, Barack Obama, Lou Holtz, Steve Jobs and Brian Kelly. While Warren Buffett conscientiously formed his personal brand, Brolick said Steve Jobs likely was positioned by default, as evidenced by his reputed aggressive personality.Once a company or individual commits to a focus on brand relevance, Brolick said they must keep themselves open to change and adaptation and avoid the “tyranny of incrementalism.” Brand leaders must be willing to set new and different goals for themselves, Brolick said.“Change is inevitable,” he said. “There is no doubt. And today, it is going faster and faster, but you have to somehow figure out how to change, how to evolve, how to grow, but still be grounded and be the same person. Brands have to do this all the time.”Although Blockbuster failed to adapt to the changes that occurred when Netflix started up, Brolick said the Disney brand has changed tremendously since the creation of Disneyland. ABC News, Marvel Comics, Touchstone pictures, Disney Cruiselines and Pixar are evidence of the growth of Disney as a brand, he said.“Did [the Disney] brand change, or did the leadership in the people behind this brand change?” he said. “… This is a key thing: People are the difference in organizations.”Brolick said he credits the people within organization as the ultimate source of differentiation between brands. The “journey of growth” for brands and individuals depends on the personal experiences, personal education and personal observations of brand leaders, Brolick said. The power or weakness of a brand depends on individuals’ abilities to take advantage of these three steps in their journey.“Have as many fabulous experiences as you can in your life and your career,” he said. “All the time when someone says ‘Emil, we’re thinking about this for you,’ I say ‘I am in.’ It is a new experience; I can get excited about this; I want to do this; I want to demonstrate that I can make a difference. I am in.”Brolick closed the lecture with a Michelangelo quote: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.”“We are all very fortunate to have been somehow part of a university like this,” he said. “And I truly believe that God expects the most from those that he has given the most, and He has given all of us an awful lot.”Tags: Boardroom Insights, brands, Emil Brolick, leaders, Mendoza, The Wendy’s Companylast_img read more

Gas Prices Fall As Low As $1.47 A Gallon In Parts Of Our Area

first_imgMGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Gas prices continue to fall after demand worldwide dropped due to travel concerns.According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of petrol in Jamestown is $2.53.In some parts of our area, gasoline is under the two-dollar mark. At Heron’s Landing gas station in the Seneca Nation, the price of gas is $1.47 a gallon.But, while the price at the pump is good, the station’s owner says other parts of the reservation like bingo halls and restaurants are feeling the squeeze of COVID-19 containment methods. In Dunkirk the average price to fill up is $2.53 a gallon. To the south in Warren Pennsylvania its $2.55 a gallon. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Vermont Public Television Launches Rutland Digital Channel

first_imgVermont Public Television Launches Rutland Digital ChannelVermont Public Television’s Rutland digital TV channel has made its debut. VPT’s digital channel 9 will begin service officially on Wednesday, June 1, from atop Grandpa Knob. The new channel — the second digital channel in Vermont — will serve Rutland and Addison counties and parts of Bennington and Windsor counties. In neighboring New York state, the signal will reach Warren and Washington counties and some of Saratoga and Essex counties.VPT’s channel 28, which transmits signals in the current analog format, will continue to operate for several years.By federal mandate, all U.S. television stations are required to broadcast in digital. John King, VPT’s president and CEO, says, “Going digital means Vermonters will continue to have their own statewide public television network, with all the PBS programs and local programs they treasure.”Beyond securing VPT’s future, going digital will bring Vermonters clear reception and new services, including high definition programming (HDTV) and multicasting (up to four channels at the same time). In the future, along with TV programming, VPT will be able to transmit video, audio and text in the form of digital data that can be downloaded to a computer, providing educational resources to schools, teachers and lifelong learners of all ages.Viewers with a high definition television can see HDTV programs from PBS on VPT’s digital channel. Digital programming is only available over the air now, but VPT expects it to be carried on cable and satellite in the future. To receive digital TV channels, viewers can use their analog TV sets if they install a digital set-top converter box. However, to see true high definition television, viewers need a high definition TV.The current analog service on VPT and TV channels nationwide will continue until the FCC requires broadcasters to return their analog spectrum to the government for other uses and operate only in digital format.Viewers will find more information and a schedule for VPT’s digital service by visiting www.vpt.org(link is external) or calling 1-800-639-7811. VPT would like to hear from viewers who are able to receive the new channel.VPT has been broadcasting in digital on its Windsor channel since 2003.VPT will launch its St. Johnsbury and Burlington digital channels next year. Work begins this summer on a major project to collocate all Burlington market digital TV channels on Mt. Mansfield.Noting that federal and state matching funds are paying for VPT’s digital facilities, John King says, “Thanks to Senators Patrick Leahy and Jim Jeffords and Rep. Bernie Sanders, we have secured federal matching funds needed for the project. We have received most of the state matching funds and hope the state will appropriate the balance next year. We’re grateful to Gov. Jim Douglas, former Gov. Howard Dean and their staffs, and to Vermont’s legislators, especially the House and Senate Institutions and Appropriations committees, for the support they have given the project.”The cost of converting VPT’s four transmitters to digital to meet the federal mandate will be about $5.4 million. Conversion of VPT’s master control and production facilities to digital facilities will be the final phases of the project.VPT chief engineer Ron Whitcomb and studio technical supervisor Rob Belle-Isle are managing the digital conversion project. # # #last_img read more

Minor MJP rules changes offered

first_imgMinor MJP rules changes offered Minor MJP rules changes offered The Bar Board of Governors has received two minor amendments to its rules on the multijurisdictional practice of law.Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel Lori Holcomb said, at the board’s recent meeting, that the changes were needed to rules and a form to drop a requirement that out-of-state lawyers seeking to do arbitrations or appear in court pro hac vice supply their Social Security numbers.Instead, the amendment will require them to supply their local state bar identification numbers, she said, which will allay identity theft concerns.In response to a question, Holcomb said the form that out-of-state members must fill out when seeking to do a Florida arbitration will be available both on the Bar’s and the Supreme Court’s Web sites.The changes will come back to the board for approval at its July meeting. July 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Ken Cahoon – Perfecting the process (#86)

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Thank you for tuning in to episode 86 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.With more and more members opting to forgo the traditional branch experience, credit unions must be strategic in their efforts to provide great member service going forward. To learn more about how credit unions are tackling this complex issue and more, I’m sitting down with Ken Cahoon, President and CEO of Democracy Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Virginia. Ken and I talk about many of the changes Ken has seen in credit unions and what he thinks we all need to do to stay relevant in this disruptive time, both from a member service and employee standpoint.While relatively new to the CEO position, Ken and I talk about the struggles of leading through a crisis and what he believes is the best way to keep everyone calm and focused. Ken shares some of the work he and his team are doing to overcome many of the challenges their members are facing. We also discuss the need for credit union’s to think more holistically about their members from a financial counselor’s perspective. Ken and I also discuss how he got to the CEO chair and what he has learned from each step along the way. He talks about why he took the position at Democracy Federal Credit Union, the phrase his team hears him say all the time, and some of the mistakes he’s made along the way. He also shares an important life lesson that he learned from his father that has stuck with him to this day. In the rapid-fire section of the show, we find out that Ken was an NFL player for a day, that he wanted to be a lawyer when he grew up, and that his dad is the first person who comes to mind when he hears the word success. Ken has a passion for his credit union and it really comes through during this conversation. Enjoy! Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Ken:Ken Cahoon, President and CEO of Democracy Federal Credit Union kcahoon@democracyfcu.orgwww.democracyfcu.orgFacebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | InstagramShow notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you! Check out all the outstanding work that Ken and his team at Democracy Federal Credit Union are doing here. Shout-out: Norwest CorporationShout-out: Wells Fargo Financial Shout-out: Justice Federal Credit Union Shout-out: American Spirit Federal Credit UnionShout-out: Unify Financial Credit Union Shout-out: NIH Federal Credit Union Shout-out: Ken’s fatherShout-out: Ken’s wifeShout-out: Ken’s brotherTV show mentioned: Perry Mason TV show mentioned: L.A. LawTV show mentioned: Matlock Shout-out: California University of PennsylvaniaTV show mentioned: NBC’s Today Show Album mentioned: Illmatic by NasAlbum mentioned: Thriller by Michael Jackson Album mentioned: Purple Rain by PrinceShout-out: Jill NowackiBook mentioned: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel RuizBook mentioned: The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. CoveyBook mentioned: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim CollinsBook mentioned: Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim CollinsBook Mentioned: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon SinekBook Mentioned: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick LencioniBook Mentioned: The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded by Michael D. WatkinsPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) In This Episode:[02:08] – Welcome to the show, Ken![02:50] – Ken speaks about what is happening in Washington, DC.[04:54] – Ken shares the biggest challenge he’s faced as a CEO.[08:27] – How do you think this pandemic will change the way members interact with credit unions going forward?[09:46] – Ken speaks about what changes will be put in place for staffing.[11:55] – Ken discusses what he believes needs to change to keep credit unions relevant.[14:58] – What will you look back next year and be proud that your team has accomplished?[16:22] – Ken shares what inspired him to take the job with Democracy Federal Credit Union.[21:16] – Is there something your team has heard you say so much they can finish your sentence?[23:14] – Ken speaks about some mistakes he’s made in his career.[25:24] – Ken shares advice his dad gave him; he still falls back on today.[27:15] – Working out is something Ken does to recharge when he has time off.[28:44] – Ken discusses what he was like in high school, and the first time he got into memorable trouble.[31:58] – Ken wanted to be a lawyer when he grew up, and in college, he wanted to play in the NFL.[34:13] – Do you have any daily routines that, if you don’t do, your day feels off?[35:58] – What do you think is the best album of all time?[36:54] – Do you have a book you think everyone should read?[38:54] – Time and reading have become more important, and things have become less important.[40:26] – His dad is the first person who comes to mind when he hears the word success.[42:20] – Ken shares his final thoughts about stepping up and helping the community.[44:14] – Thank you for being on the show!last_img read more

Coronavirus: Germany hails couch potatoes in new videos

first_img– Advertisement – “And when the virus spread, I remained the same lazy sack of potatoes that I was before. But unlike me, the world had changed: to contain the virus, people were urged to stay at home, doing nothing suddenly became a public service, laziness could save lives and I was a champion in that.”last_img

Governor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in Pennsylvania

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in Pennsylvania Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – After learning that Major League Baseball is considering switching the manufacturer of team uniforms and fan apparel from Pennsylvania-based VF Majestic to Under Armour beginning in 2020, Governor Wolf wrote a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr..“VF Majestic has produced high-quality athletic apparel for the Major League Baseball Authentic Collection for years. The Company and its employees are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “You are unlikely to find such commitment as exhibited by VF Majestic’s more than 500 dedicated employees anywhere else.”Governor Wolf asked for the opportunity to discuss the opportunities that doing business in Pennsylvania provides with Mr. Manfred.View the full letter below:11.1.16 Letter to Robert D. Manfred, Jr. by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd November 01, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Peers call for removal of triple lock on UK state pension

first_imgThe select committee’s report today said that as pensioners’ incomes had been brought back in line with those of working people, according to an inquiry by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee, it was no longer needed.“The triple lock for the state pension should be removed,” the report said. “The state pension should be uprated in line with average earnings to ensure parity with working people. However, there should be protection against any unusually high periods of inflation in the future.”The move follows similar calls made by the OECD in October 2017. At the time, the institution said: “Indexing the state pension solely to average earnings would be fairer, while it would still allow pensioners to benefit from improvements in living standards.”‘Important first step’John Taylor, president-elect at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), said the institution supported the peers’ recommendation.“The introduction of the new state pension in 2016 restored the level of the state pension in relation to wages and means that the triple lock should no longer be necessary,” he said.The peers’ report said that maintaining the triple lock indefinitely would be unsustainable, something echoed by Frank Field, an MP who represented Labour at the 2017 election but is now independent. Field, chair of the Work and Pensions Committee in the lower house of parliament, told the Lords that he still supported this notion, but was quoted as being “worried about its political ramifications”.Taylor at the IFoA said: “It should now be a priority to ensure the state pension remains sustainable and affordable over the long term. Removing the triple lock would be an important first step in ensuring the sustainability of the state pension for future generations.”The peers’ report called on the Treasury to generate and publish data on intergenerational fairness. It also recommended the government create intergenerational impact assessments for all draft legislation indicating how it will affect different generations. A committee of peers in the House of Lords has called for the removal of the triple lock on the UK state pension, saying keeping it active indefinitely was unsustainable.In a report published today, entitled Tackling Intergenerational Unfairness, the Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision called for the measure to be withdrawn.The triple lock was a mechanism introduced by the UK’s coalition government of 2010-15. Its application means the state pension must be raised annually according to whichever was highest of wages, inflation or 2.5%.Each of the main political parties pledged to maintain the triple lock before the snap election of 2017, although the ruling Conservative party proposed to scrap the 2.5% lower limit after 2020. However, following its poorer-than-expected showing at the polls, the party was forced to abandon this idea in order to secure parliamentary support from Northern Ireland’s DUP.last_img read more

Soak up the views from this spectacular Gold Coast apartment

first_img1/174 Pacific Pde, Bilinga. 1/174 Pacific Pde, Bilinga. MORE NEWS: Beachfront home a real price winner An open kitchen, living and dining room is at the heart of the apartment with ocean views setting a picturesque backdrop.The plunge pool is on the apartment’s rear terrace.The furniture could come with the apartment but it would need to be negotiated while body corporate fees are $68.47 per week.Mr Smith said the building was designed for owner-occupiers who were downsizing from a house but didn’t want a place that was too small. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast losing land sales to Logan 1/174 Pacific Pde, Bilinga. Its proximity to the beach, cafes and restaurants at Kirra and Coolangatta as well as the Gold Coast Airport also made it appealing to prospective buyers.Marketing agent David Stringer said it was the perfect opportunity to snap up a beachfront unit close to all the action.“Whether you are looking for a personal residence, retirement venue or a family holiday vacationer to enjoy with family and friends, Bluewater is a refreshing choice,” he said. 1/174 Pacific Pde, Bilinga. 1/174 Pacific Pde, Bilinga. 1/174 Pacific Pde, Bilinga. Owner Greg Smith, who developed the boutique residential building with his brother Steve under Pacific View Developments, said the apartment was in a good spot.“For a ground floor unit, it’s got really good views, especially from the lounge and kitchen area,” he said.“That unit has its own splash pool as well.”The apartment has three bedrooms, all of which have ensuites. The main bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe and access to the front terrace.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 1/174 Pacific Pde, Bilinga.IT may be on the ground floor of a new beachfront development but this apartment still has ocean views.It is one of 12 apartments spread over seven floors in Bilinga’s Bluewater on Pacific building.last_img read more

Real Madrid plot move for Real Betis star

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 8 Best Looking US First Ladies EverWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows Read Also: Real Madrid stars in quarantine over coronavirus outbreak The report adds that Fekir could be available for €25m this coming summer for Los Blancos, who could also include Dani Ceballos in any such deal. Ceballos – formerly of Betis, where he progressed through their academy – is currently on a season-long loan deal at Arsenal in the Premier League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid are already planning their summer signings and have identified Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir as a transfer target. The news is reported by fichajes.net and the report claims that the France international’s starring role in Sunday’s 2-1 win for Los Verdiblancos against Madrid merely intensified interest. Loading… center_img The 26-year-old has netted seven goals and provided three assists in his 23 matches for Betis since his landmark summer switch from French club Olympique Lyonnais. Indeed, that signing was viewed as a significant coup for the Seville-based club and it has been widely reported that another club could swoop this coming summer.Advertisement Nabil Fekir au Real Madrid Bonne ou mauvaise idée ? pic.twitter.com/e2q4kouGTe— InstantMadrid (@InstantMadrid) March 10, 2020last_img read more