Twenty-Year Marketing Professional Launches Firm

first_img(South Burlington, VT) Starr Jewell, a twenty-year veteran of the northern Vermont communications industry, has announced the launch of Starr Jewell Marketing Services, and a new concept for organizations needing marketing assistance. Jewell has partnered with experienced professionals who have their own independent practices brand strategists, graphic designers, marketing planners, copywriters, web developers, sales consultants, public relations experts, market researchers, coaches, and media specialists enabling businesses and non profits to find and work with the best talent available. Jewell works with clients to match them with the right professionals, then manages and oversees the selected team and their work. The firm will offer these comprehensive marketing and communications services to clients throughout northern New England and New York.For the past two decades, Jewell has managed client relationships for Paul Kaza Associates and Scuola Group. She has broad experience working with a wide variety of organizations, including The Converse Home, The Snyder Companies, Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Law School, Middlebury College, Kids Town, and the Alpine Shop.For more information, contact Starr Jewell at 802.863.7997 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

Nicole Scherzinger, Thom Evans’ Relationship Timeline: Photos

first_img– Advertisement – Scherzinger and Evans signaled that they were ready to take the next step in their relationship in November 2020 when they were spotted house-hunting in Los Angeles just days before celebrating their one-year anniversary.“He’s my man, the man in my life, the man of my dreams,” she told Extra the following week.The Masked Singer judge previously dated race car driver Lewis Hamilton on and off from 2007 to 2015 and professional tennis player Grigor Dimitrov from 2016 to 2019. The Zimbabwe native, for his part, was in a relationship with model and actress Kelly Brook from 2010 to 2013.Scroll down for a timeline of Scherzinger and Evans’ romance! As the pair’s romance continued to heat up, they started sharing photos together via Instagram, keeping fans in the loop on their daily activities in quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.“Nicole and Thom got very serious very quickly,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in August 2020. “They are infatuated with each other and complement one another well. They’re super cute and have a blast together. Nicole feels very lucky to have found Thom.”- Advertisement – Scherzinger and Evans began to flirt as the season went on, and she memorably went wild after he stripped off his shirt and was drenched with rain during a performance of X Ambassadors’ “Boom.”After the finale of The X Factor: Celebrity aired in November 2019, the “Don’t Cha” singer and the model were spotted hanging out and kissing at a bar in London. They made their red carpet debut in January 2020 at the 21st annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Pictures Golden Globe Awards afterparty.“I’m very happy,” Scherzinger gushed to Extra days later. “I couldn’t be happier right now, and I’m really grateful.”- Advertisement – Sparks flew between Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans the moment they first laid eyes on each other in late 2019.The couple met on the set of The X Factor: Celebrity, which the Pussycat Dolls frontwoman judged alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh. The former rugby player competed on the star-studded spinoff of the U.K. singing competition with fellow athletes Ben Foden and Levi Davis. Their boy band, Try Star, ultimately finished in fifth place.- Advertisement –last_img read more

FCC panel to tackle TV, child obesity

first_imgWASHINGTON – Health experts long have known there is a worrisome link between television and the food American kids consume. But now the federal government is taking aim at the media’s role in childhood obesity. A 30-member task force led by the Federal Communications Commission is tentatively poised to hold its first official meeting next month. And advocates say the panel represents the best chance yet to promote active lifestyles and healthier eating habits. Still, medical experts say those changes won’t happen without significant shifts in the way food manufacturers and the television industry market their products. With the Bush administration adamantly opposed to any new regulations – calling instead for voluntary measures – some already are questioning how far the task force will go. “We’ve got to get the marketing effort of America’s corporations to promote healthy foods,” said Dale Kunkel, a professor of communications at the University of Arizona who has studied the media’s role in contributing to the obesity epidemic. “The task force has to focus on the role of food marketing to television, which is the medium children spend more time with than any medium.” According to the Institute of Medicine, the food and beverage industry spends about $15 billion annually on food marketing to children. Meanwhile, of the estimated 40,000 commercials the average child sees each year, half advertise food. Of those, the vast majority promote high-calorie food and drinks like candy, soda and sweetened breakfast cereals. The American Obesity Association estimates that 15.3 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 11 are obese, and the percentage is slightly higher for adolescents. Neither food marketers involved in the task force – including Kraft, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s – nor television industry representatives from Disney or Viacom returned calls about their role in fighting obesity. Health advocates say they hope the corporate world is prepared to do more than offer public service announcements. “If you send one good message, but at the same time it’s contradicted by everything else you’re doing, that is not going to lead to success,” said Robert Kesten, executive director of the Center for Screen Time Awareness and a member of the task force. Americans watch an average of four and a half hours of television each day, and Kesten’s organization encourages limiting that – a tactic advertisers likely won’t be eager to endorse. Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, a conservative watchdog group that also is represented on the task force, said he’s intent on helping the industry avoid regulation. But, he added, the threat of government interference can still be a powerful weapon. Winter noted that much of the current voluntary guidelines the tobacco industry follows in limiting marketing to children were implemented by the feds “with a bayonet tip pointed at their keister.” [email protected] (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more