Connor McCrory was just 14-years-old he remembers reading and watching the daily news with his grandparents, learning about the world while listening to his grandfather yell at the tv every time CNN would run a story he disagreed with.
The world of public relations and representation has never died down. With an ever-growing base of online platforms and users, it seems like the sky is the horizon for making your brand known.
It was an urban theorist and the co-founder of City Lab, Richard Florida, who coined the phrase the ‘creative class', to describe the rise of a whole new type of worker. Referring to data that ranges from the 1800s, Florida points out that the worldwide economy has entered a phase in which the ‘creative ethos is increasingly dominant. Since the 1960s, there has been a steady increase in the number of creative roles available.
It’s no secret that the entertainment industry is dominated by men. Although the percentage of women’s representation has reached an all-time high in the past two years, men still play a role in the spotlight. Many players in the publishing industry have, for years, tried to reverse their own version of this notion. Despite the fact that many famous classics were written by women (think Louisa May Alcott, the Brontë sisters, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Jane Austen), it’s no secret that the publishing industry gained a reputation of being a ‘gentleman’s profession’. Even now, while the majority of employees in publishing are women, they’re still typically underpaid as opposed to their male counterparts.
With more people than ever buying online, the e-commerce industry is growing exponentially. Partly due to COVID-19, and lockdown, global online trade rose from 13.6%, in 2019, to 19.5%, in 2021. It is thought that the market could grow to 21.8% by 2024. With such potential, many ordinary people want to get in on the act but feel intimidated. Without technical savvy, or programming skills, how can they find a simple way to sell online and make some money?
Athletes spend years honing their bodies and minds to compete at the highest echelons of the sport. However, it only takes a second for everything to change. From an irreparable injury to the inevitably ageing, athletes all face a moment when the game is over and they must come to terms with retirement and dwindling income. Despite enjoying illustrious careers, and earning large incomes, there is still a recurring theme. Many athletes are not adequately prepared for retirement. Whether it be a lack of financial literacy or insufficient savings, there have been numerous accounts of sports figures falling on hard times and/or filing bankruptcy.