Micro-Influencers: Endorsement in an Era of Distrust Part 1

Micro-Influencers: Endorsement in an Era of Distrust Part 1

Are we watching the final days of Rome with celebrity endorsements? While cult of celebrity will likely never fade because of the human tendency to live vicariously through the elite, celebrity allure has lost ground in the digital age. These personalities are being dethroned by new faces in digital advertising: micro-influencers.

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Third-Party Delivery: Dining’s Destiny or Boulevard to Bankruptcy?

Third-Party Delivery: Dining’s Destiny or Boulevard to Bankruptcy?

Chances are that if you haven’t hopped on the third-party delivery services bandwagon, then you’re probably waiting for the smoke to clear from the food service wars. The lawsuit against Grubhub for purportedly charging restaurants for non-order calls is gasoline on the franchise fire.
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Fitness, Nutrition, Nature Highlight Spring Progress for Asher Clients

Fitness, Nutrition, Nature Highlight Spring Progress for Asher Clients

This spring saw positive developments for three Asher clients:

  • American College of Sports Medicine: today released the 2019 American Fitness Index that ranks America’s 100 largest cities. Funded by the Anthem Foundation, the index evaluates America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators. The top 10 were Arlington, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; Minneapolis, Minn.; San Francisco, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minn.; Irvine, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; and Portland, Ore. This is the fifth consecutive year Asher has helped secure media coverage. USA Today was the first placement, a nice way to lead off the project. You can access the full rankings and scores on the American Fitness Index website. How does your city compare?

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