How would European cable billionaire Patrick Drahi fund a bid for Charter Communications? It’s the obvious question -- but perhaps it misses the point.
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- Altice-Charter Chatter May Be Just Talk
Thursday Aug 10, 2017
- NEW! FB Carousel Units Find Water For Boating
Monday Jun 26, 2017
Discover Boating and partner Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation are introducing what they’re calling a first-of-its-kind Facebook Carousel ad unit that shows people viageo-coordinates how close they are to a body of water suitable for boating.
Developed with the ICF Olson collective - Olson, Olson Engage and Olson Digital - the creative also helps waterenthusiasts with the their boat rental needs by directing them to DiscoverBoating.com.
To help drive traffic to the site, the campaign features a
stunt video where an unsuspecting family pushes a ‘Vacation on Demand’ button to be whisked away for an afternoon vacation on anarray of different kinds of boats.
The video appears in digital advertising spaces as well as Facebook. The project is also reaching out to select influencers to become boat club members wherethey will post images of their adventures.
- Should SF baby boomers rent their extra rooms to millennials?
By Anna Marie Erwert - Tuesday Jul 25, 2017
A dearth of rental stock has multiple ramifications — high rent being paramount among them, as any Bay Area resident knows well. But it also leads to other extremes, like this couple that chose to live on a boat rather than pay San Francisco rent; or this tent that rented for $900 a month because
- Support for charters drops markedly over past year
By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press - Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
Trump campaigned on a promise to dramatically improve school choice — charter schools and private school voucher programs — and his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made it a priority.About 39 percent of respondents favor opening more charters — schools that are funded by public money, but usually operated independently of school districts — according to the survey by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard's Kennedy School and Stanford University.[...] when respondents were told that Trump was advocating for charter schools, overall support increased by 6 percentage points.Nina Rees, president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, says the drop in popularity was due to "expensive, sustained, and coordinated campaigns to discredit charter schools, led by teachers' unions and special interests that feel threatened by families having a choice in public school."On the campaign trail, Trump spoke of funding a $20 billion school choice program and has proposed major cuts to long-standing K-12 programs, such as teacher preparation and after-school classes, while requesting more funding for charters and vouchers.Rick Hess, director of education policy at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said Trump and DeVos may have turned school choice into a much more federal and divisive issue than it needed to be by talking about it in black-and-white terms and by being too critical of public schools.