Kim Kardashian builds the link from celebrity party girl to motherhood announcing she now has the same personal trainer as Gwyneth Paltrow. Both girls are a movement of merchandising product online. So a smart move by KiKa to align with Tracy Anderson.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.1.13~
NFL Football news: Patriots Blogging is hot.
Green Bay Packers–ESPN (blog)
Denver Broncos – ESPN
NFL Standings–the latest.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.12.12~
"When I crack that whip"--Happy B'Day... :)
As there are only two types of people in the world… the lovers and the haters…. here’s a fun news story from one of the USA’s brightest stars.
Momtrepreneur, multi-millionaire, mechandizing mogul, Britney Spears is having a birthday today.
The USA celebrates Britney’s birthday big time each year. This year, Pop Sugar shares a few of the pop stars song lyrics, through the years, that have fuelled the USA culturally for almost twenty years. There are few veterans in show biz with appeal of Spears in USA.
Some of the song lyrics being sung today in USA hoods right now from Brit Brit’s pop archives are:
“The reason I breathe is you.”–Hit Me Baby One More, when launching the USA into the internet age.
“But no way, I’m ever gonna fall for you. Never you baby.”–Womanizer, on reducing those fatal attractions, you just know are plain bad.
“We can get down. Like there’s no one around. We keep on rockin. We keep on rockin.”–Gimme More, on ensuring the USA stays sexy. (more…)
This year the 22nd popular stars of 2012 were in running order (of combined totals of popularity), Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and wider family team after that. Why are these sisters so popular? Because kids don’t know any better. No!
They are popular because: they create pictures of family, of community, of merchants, of entrepreneurs. etc. (more…)
STARBUCKS CEO, HOWARD SCHULTZ MILK, COFFEE BEANS, FREE WIFI CAFES BRAND EXPANDS BY UPPING PREMIUM PRICED COFFEE PRODUCTS
Hobbit filmmaking factory facts 2012: New Zealand’s Wendy Petrie revealed on NZ Television that during the making of the latest hobbit movie in New Zealand (Unexpected Journey) that NZ$380,000 was sploshed on coffee for the cast and crew alone.
It’s true that coffee fuels the world. Here’s a story via The Washington Post USA reprinted Bloomberg market research news story, into how American coffee peeps will pay top dollar for hot milk with a bit of coffee in it.
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Howard Schultz‘ Starbucks Corp. has moved into specialty coffee sales that can cost US$7 for a 16-ounce “grande” cup. Apparently, in a mov to up the rest of its products, the value put on the new grande serving makes it the company’s priciest brew. The company hopes to steer its customer base into buying premium products with a higher mark up by the move. The price hike maintains an illusion of advancement and quality in the competitive US coffee obsessed market.
The Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee costs $40 for a half- pound bag and $6 for a 12-ounce “tall” cup. U.S. Northwest is the trial market in select Starbucks cafes.
JESSICA SIMPSON 47th MOST VOTED STAR 2012 – WORKING MOTHER, FASHION MERCHANT DISTRIBUTOR, CELEBRITY MC, WALKING REALITY TV SHOW, OCCASIONAL TEXAN-CALIFORNIA SINGER
Jessica Simpson is the 47th most voted star of 2012. Once a reverend’s daughter, her father became manager moving her family from Texas to California. The Simpson’s cartoon show was a big hit, so the family had everything to gain from the move.
A career as a singer got Jess’ vivacious talent noticed, before reality TV shows (and coasting off Britney Spears‘ star template too) allowed Jess to gain a profile in the US that few other people in music can claim as their own. Her art of being marketed as a product, taught her how to market merchandise well across the 50 States of the USA. (more…)
He’s a grey power merchandising and marketing expert extraordinaire. Ko wai ia, again? Who is he?
About Rod Stewart: Scottish rock crooner Rod Stewart has the US audience in his front yard heading into holiday time. Rod has booked Stiling Castle to film a Christmas special–Scottish Daily Record. Rod recently performed for Regina–Belfast Telegraph. And Rod’s new book that dedicates a chapter of it to New Zealand’s own Rachel Hunter is one of New York Times best selling books of November 2012. Amazing. In addition, Rod‘s Merry Christmas Baby record is the 3rd top selling record in the USA right now. Good on Rod!
USA’s Top Ten are.
2. Julian Savea
~All posts selected from Google’s SEO rankings, pages 1 & 2. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
A New Zealand University released a new report titled: Franchising New Zealand 2012 survey.
What the study found is that franchising Kiwi ideas are worth $20b to the New Zealand economy p.a. The study found that 22,400 franchisee businesses operating in the country are employing 101,800. Even more remarkable is that 90% are homegrown franchise brands.
LIKE THE KARDASHIANS MARKETING FOOTPRINT IN LONDON, ASHLEE & JESSICA SIMPSON MARKET FASHION IN COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA
Due to marketing prowess, The Kardashian family’s star template as a home grown USA entrepreneurial family of Armenian-American merchants, is a big hit in England with London’s locals.
The family showed they have rock star status due to their story of being merchant gurus worldwide.
Locally in California’s Costa Mesa, Jessica Simpson (networth $700 million) is on track to billlionaire status of marketing product too. A blonde who doesn’t take herself at all seriously, Simpson is a Texan mogul underneath the funny schitck she rolls out with.
In this photo, Jess ropes in younger sister Ashlee Simpson to help her launch a new fashion line. Not bad for the family who made a move from Texas to California thanks to their visionary dad. As a show biz father of Hollywood effctively, their dad’s PR is too funny at the moment. Just like Billy Ray Cyrus‘s spinning a yarn in LA, most of Ash and Jessica’s dad’s PR is all just joshing. They are blokes who get their kid’s noticed – USA’s marketing agenda 101 for entrepreneurial families of the 309 million strong (2010 Census figures) of the USA.
Few do marketing better than Jessica Simpson. Jess’ marketing spin involves two new clothing lines on the go in The Jessica Simpson adult and girls lines. Her younger family member, was roped in to help add her more youthful tastes and style (very Young Hollywood savvy in what young LA likes), in the installment for The Jessica Simpson girls fashion line. JS has guest starred on set of Fashion Star while shaping the branding of her Spring ’13 ad campaign too. The working mother with the help of family and a team of nannies, loves raising daughter Maxwell in between life’s hectic schedule in keeping the kids of American well attired and entertained with it.
Simpson is a relatively young and sweet, Texan billionaire in the making. Good for her! –Source: Pop Sugar.
Photo: Getty Images.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.11.12~
All Blacks Rugby News:
Conrad Smith, Israel Dagg, Kieran Read and Sam Whitelock were the men deemed most critical to secure by the NZRFU (apparently)–NZH.
Grass Roots rugby news: Buller take the Lochore Cup win.–NZH.
Alright… that’s enough.
[Image - Sports Culture - Ivy Sports Website].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.10.12~
MAORI 3D ACTION MOVIES WITH CHINESE ACTORS CAST IN LEAD ROLES – CREATING A MAORI 3D ACTION MOVIE GENRE IN NEW ZEALAND
Photo: Taiaha art and Mau Rakau action characters are already teaching America’s children each day on TV. The merch that goes with these characters and the revenue of ad placement between their image is kinda a big deal in the USA. We don’t value it enough in NZ or give it a decent enough chance perhaps. Yet the world could.
Here’s a picture I snapped in 2010 in West Hollywood where taiaha art is not only on TV it also features around the city of Hollywood too.
Evolving Maori Cinema in New Zealand’s film industry:
Some global economic developments are occurring in the world of film. New markets are opening up in China. Canada’s best movie maker and world box office record holder James Cameron recently said within five years China’s movie market could rival the Wests. Including Chinese actors in movie ideas is a key part of Cameron’s strategy to evolve his brand of films into China. Actors from China will be sequed into future Avatar sequels, Cameron’s box office gold at present.
In New Zealand our economic leaders have identified China as being a key trading partner of New Zealand in the future.
So the question today is: How can Maori action films find cohesion with Asian markets love of movies that tell mythological stories, just like Maori do in legends Maori have been telling for centuries in New Zealand in a similar way China has been telling their legends in China for many centuries more? (more…)
GQ BRIT AWARDS: ROBBIE WILLIAMS IS NAMED AN ICON. BORIS JOHNSON IS BRITAIN’S FAVORITE POLITICIAN CRAZYMAN ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS MANAGER
“My new album is out on November 5th. If you don’t like my music, I’ve got some clothes I’d like to sell you. Savile Row quality at High Street prices.” Robbie Williams accepts his award at the Brit GQ Awards London 2012, while having a plug for his new clothing line, Farrell. Too funny.
In politics: Britain goes all out to ensconce the welcome mat for London’s Mayor Boris Johnson noting his role in London Olympics 2012′s eventual success:
“I don’t deserve it… but on the principle that I would almost certainly have been blamed if things had gone wrong, I’ll accept it.” Boris Johnson
receives Politician of the Year award for his role in London 2012. Well deserved.
Full List of GQ Men of the Year Winners are: (more…)
Angelina Jolie has a Cleopatra movie in the pipeline. Thus, Kim Kardashian has taken to covering off Dame Elizabeth Taylor‘s movie fashion style. The art of American celebrity being reinterpreted in Hollywood today. Elizabeth Taylor once played a famous version of the Egyptian leader for Hollywood years ago.
The Kardashians are always good for retail sales boosts in the U.S. Good on Kim.
Everytime I see Kim, I think of the very cool Armenian-American community of California. They are warm-hearted people like Maori and Polynesian communities are. Family oriented, most go to church too. They love dancing at clubs togehter, drinking almost Turkish strength coffee in elaborate and ornate demitasse cups. They like laughing lots, working in their own businesses together. They work and party together. Armenian-Americans are fiercely family oriented. Pride is in family. They like never being lied to. I like Armenian-Americans of California a lot. Being a merchant also runs in their veins strongly as a people. They are Good Peoples.
Their young people study financial management courses at night. Young adults are fiercely independant go-getters too in defining their own identity, returning it back within community though. When they marry and start families, their children go to school where they can learn the language of their culture, thus the new breed in Hollywood are bilingual American citizens. Young adults also have their own economy they grow.
The girls are raised to be extremely motherly. Almost overkill motherly-sweet and when it comes to biz, the women are incredible multi-taskers too. The boys are a bit gangsta tough and always funny. They all love Kiwi actor Temuera Morrison. Fancy that. Love them!
[Photo: Via twitter Kim Kardashian blasts a Terry Richardson photo of herself in one of Elizabeth Taylor's original Cleopatra robes].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.9.12~
In Saul Hudson on Tour News: I’m watching Renee Wright read the weather forecast tonight on TV. The lovely Renee says that she once interviewed Guns N’ Roses rocker Slash – when he was on tour in New Zealand with talented rock band Velvet Revolver.
Renee said Slash was a real gentleman to interview.
What I know of Slash? People have nothing but nice things to say about Slash who is 47.
As a Hollywood publicist, I once spun the stars at Velvet PR on the Penthouse Suite office floor (no. 22) of 9000 Sunset Blvd. The views were amazing. The Hollywood Hills on one side, a panoramic view of Los Angeles on t’other. I was given a swipe card and when all of the American kids went home of fridays, I would stay late, edit all of their press releases for Monday’s array of work. Then I would stand in the center of gravity at the wall of window’s and watch the beautiful sun setting over one of the world’s most famous cosmopolitan cityscapes and I would dream of a better world for children. The sunlight would bathe my soul, ignite my Maori-Kiwi imagination, exude peace and the views were simply stunning.
I worked with the French-Moroccon-Muslim, fashion/ film-producer set of Los Angeles. It was a refreshing change from my last job working for a top Jewish publicist, with a recommend from Mother Teresa plastered proudly on his wall at all times beneath the US Presidential Seal, who was descended form Russian-Jewish Orthodox holocaust survivors. I used to spin him too once and contribute to his own personal PR portfolio. He was known for never once saying “thank you.” It was his way of being tough in biz.
The Arab-Angelenos were very sophisticated people, some of the most advanced global merchants you’d ever meet, so it was fun. No one rocked fashion merchandise from LA across America, quite like they instinctively knew how to, in the face of opportunity. No American accents prominant yet they grew the USA economy more than most US citizens could. I respected that! They only ever spoke French so it was a challenge at times. I was their English teacher. In charge of all things English going out from their penthouse HQ.
One of our client’s was billionaire fashion mogul Max Azria, (these days, Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortego is the ‘new Max’ on the fashion scene this year as Max was so novel in the USA, back then to the American people). Those were the days when Kim Kardashian was still trying to work out, how to trump Paris Hilton on the young Hollywood club scene. Britney had arrived in LA too, so it was hard for Kim to begin her own fashion merchandising Armenia-American brand and fashion line services. Out the front of the Sunset Office where I used to have a cigarette to escape the non-stop media-line telephones occasionally, there were guitar sculptures. Ice Tea‘s media marketing crew (all white folks) used to try and talk to me, to pick my brains and hear more of the Kiwi accent. “Hip hop is the new rock n’ roll,” they’d tell me. I’d be all like, ”on ya!.” Nice guys.
Max was the man of Sunset Strip back then. He was no small fish. He had his own jet. Rock stars music were what they set their clothes to, down the runways of Hollywoood clubs.
Sometimes I’d do PR at the events. Other times I’d do the PR blue-prints the US publicists would follow to rock the events and the merch out. They loved Guns n’ Roses music. They appreciated Slash’s artistry (outrageous hat etc with good guitar). Their soft side, was listening to soppy Celine Dion tracks and anthems, that also inspired immigrant Americans dreams to rise up and attain the ‘American dream.’ Like I said, they were fun.
They would all go away for weeks at a time, leaving me to run the office without warning. Every day, I would expect them to arrive at work, yet they didn’t. So being a Kiwi, I was innovative and managed their team of American workers, creatively in such off-the-cuff circumstances. Looking back, it was a compliment that they even trusted me to do this.
Fast forward: After I got fired for being too honest, I sat at home on the couch crying in my milk for a few days. Handing over my swipe card to the sunset views was the hardest part. I felt like the skydiver in New Zealand recently, hitting the ground with a thud sans luxury views of LA. Little did I know, the moment would mark the beginning of the global financial crises era in the world. At the time though I was aware of the gravity of the feeling about to hit the world. After the tears dried and I got my resolve back at unfair dismissal my smile returned to my Maori-Kiwi mug. Then I went independent.
In that process, I gave Slash’s family’s PA a job as a publicist, when Slash and his family left LA for a stint of European family living.
She was Australian, nearing 50. Her name was Jane Parker. As it turned out, Jane (who was as blunt as an Aussie outback cocky, could swear like a trooper if anyone took me on, yet at the same time was an unusal paradox who could be as old-school gracious and confidential as Queen Elizabeth II‘s mother, during a tipple too) had nothing but nice things to say about Slash, his wife Perla Hudson and the Hudson’s wonderful children and family.
Of course, I won’t be sharing those things, on this rocking website. :)
Welcome to the jungle/ngahere Slash and Team. Sounding good.
Helen Castles has the rock guitar scoop interview at the airguitar movez: The gist of the interview is: “He told ONE News it was great to be in a new phase in his life where he could concentrate on writing music with a “clear-head”.
“I rock just as hard. I’m just a lot more clear headed about it and I have to be.
“I wouldn’t be here right this minute if I was still doing what I was doing seven years ago,” said Slash.
Not to mention the fact Slash has been a devoted parent for quite some time too! (In rock interviews, rockers leave all that family stuff out, but that’s true. Rock royalty kids, have rockers’ focus when not on stage). I must say, watching Slash on TV, NZ news feels very LA today.
Vector Arena, Auckland was where Slash played tonight. The band also plays CBS Arena, Christchurch on August 19.
How lucky is NZ to have the sound of Slash on guitar live in our cities. I have Maori-British cousins that are Hudsons who live in London and New Zealand, so Slash being a Hudson too makes him like Kiwi whanau (family) almost. Woot!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.8.12~
This reshuffle can simply be answered with: So, what are the actuals of The Giving Pledge trust’s deliverables?
Back to Amancio Ortega:
“The 76-year-old tycoon’s fortune rose $1.6 billion to $46.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as shares of Inditex gained 3.8 percent to close at a record.
That places the owner of the Zara clothing chain above the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) chairman, who has a net worth of $45.7 billion and had ranked No. 3 on the index since its inception March 5.”
Ortega’s wealth has surged 32% — $11.4 billion –this year amid a market rout in his native Spain, where policy makers are resisting pressure to formally request aid from the European Central Bank. Inditex boosted profit for 12 straight quarters by adding stores in emerging markets such as China while reducing its dependence on its home country, where unemployment hovers above 20 percent.
Good news for Amancio. Smart. China oviously likes Ortega’s cultural manner.
Now: what about the youth of Spain? Should Spain’s youth make inroads into China? It’s kinda sad, seeing so many learning German right now. Mix it up.
[The current no.1 billionaire Carlos Slim Helu is heavily invested in the telecommunications industry. There's money in people who go "blah blah" on the phone in Espanol, apparently. Especially people watching videos on telephones, and the new way - smart phone banking too].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.8.12~
Ti Tonics celebrates entrepreneurialship with Kiwi food exports. Poutama Trust of Wellington, has big plans to launch an international Māori exports initiative. Ti Tonics is a Māori-made product from one of 18 companies that will come under the Trust’s new brand, Indigenous New Zealand. Now you too can experience what we have here in New Zealand all around the world. Way groovy! Like titanium strength superfoods brightening up the healthier lives and futures of the people of Te Ao (the world). I can see Japan really going for these. American footballers too, who do the haka before each game could dig Ti Tonics new range, as well. Hawaii and Texas, definitely!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteraoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
Show Biz marriages is a theme of chatter on the Kiwi TV set today.
A show biz marriage is an arrangement, like a publicist organizes a plus1 for stars at red carpet events to grow an actor or star’s visibility, public profile and brand. (Kim Kardashian is an example, of being called upon for such PR stunts). As a Hollywood publicist, I even arranged one of these photo opportunity matches once. The press coverage result in US media? The star achieved ten times more than a solo actor would have for the event.
In some cases of a show biz marriage, the couple agree to have children together too. It is not a traditional merger of two people committed to each other based on love in the traditional sense of marriage. Therefore the true benefits of a love relationship, should never have the expectation to bear the fruit, of couples who do the ‘hard yards’ in a committed sense of the world marriage. For example, lust should never be mistaken for love. Show biz couples are like business partners, for their own means of gain. They are united in certain agreed bonds of freindship. Many of these show biz couples are charming individuals. They get noticed. They seem to like that, more than anything else.
Here’s one: A ‘show biz’ relationship in business circles, is when real producers rightly get the limelight for showing good business accumen. This is very different to grandstanding pretenders, who are just selling off other peoples hard work, setting themselves up as ‘saviors’ of business, when really they’re thieving underneath a tie and a over-prozaced flat poker face. Ties in business are almost a deterrant today, as people in ties have given the show biz world, a speight of bad press in the last four Wall Street years. Anyway ‘show biz’ pretenders, actually don’t show biz, they are covetous and talk it up like they show biz, when they don’t. They tend to vampire biz, all while wearing a tie.
What ‘show biz marriage’ concept do you prefer to talk about in your preferred community or your country’s current economy? (more…)
The Jesuites posit, that the first seven years of a child’s life will hold them in good standing for the rest of their life.
Whether that is true or not, there must be some truth in it.
Howard Schultz shares a childhood memory, of a store being a teacher to his entrepreneurial inner self when he used to visit it as a child.
The photo caption reads, “I vividly remember my experience as a boy at the Horn & Harart Automats in New York City, where I was amazed by the “magically” reappearing food. Even at a young age, I began to realize what it means to be a merchant.”–Howard Schultz
This photograph is about how you display quality products. It’s about childhood treats (with heaps of butter) set against a backdrop of industry and grime. Or, providing contrast in juxtapositions of opposites are what merchants know how to do – with pies.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.31.11~
STEVE BURKE’S DEAR STAKE HOLDERS LETTER REVEALS MANAGEMENT CHANGES FOR NBC, COMCAST, UNIVERSAL PICTURES
An invitation to attend the Rugby World Cup 2011 should be sent to all of these people–Horiwood for Rugby USA 2010′s.
Major changes are underway at Universal Studio. New management has been appointed in a restructuring shake up of NBC, Comcast and Universal. Here’s the much talked about letter from Steve Burke today:
For nearly a year, we have worked hard to identify people from NBC Universal, Comcast and outside the two companies to form our new leadership team when the deal closes. Our goal has been to find people who have the skill sets we need to succeed and who reflect the values that will be the hallmark of NBC Universal, including teamwork, integrity, creativity and a commitment to treating people the right way.
We have also been very focused on putting in place the best possible organizational structure. To that end, we have created some new positions, changed the scope of others, and shifted some reporting assignments. We think we’ve developed a structure that organizes the company in the smartest way possible. (more…)
Kalani Jones (L) of Auckland – The Supercity poses with Lani.
The Samoan-Kiwi hottie looks like her late grandmother, Aunty Maina Werne-Jones - a lady who died in Kenya while on safari, and who had the distinction of having the second most-attended funeral in New Zealand history in 1997 of a Kiwi not born in the green paradise nation. As a woman of Samoa with Mana in The South Pacific, Maina Werne-Jones was down to earth, heavenly-minded, loving and much loved.
Aunty Maina as she was affectionately known, is still sorely missed by Auckland City, Samoa and throughout The Pacific today. Her laugh was magic. She laughed a lot, always sharing her smile and joie de vie with a rare gift of joyful encouragement.
Kalani also looks like her gorgeous momma, Judi Jones. Kalani’s dad, Derek Jones can be found here with Judi, doing their bit providing Samoan-Kiwi flava and inspiration at a transitional time for Porirua City leadership in Wellywood – Hollywood’s sister-city for 3D film making expertise.
Porirua is currently in the middle of a surprise bi-election, as the US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton has just recently touched down in Wellywood, a film making nation’s capitol city, at the time of writing from Hollywood. There’s a lot going on in New Zealand right now. It’s a hot diverse entertainment nation, destination.
At the top, of the North Island of New Zealand, Kalani lives in Auckland, The Supercity of this beautiful paradise-green nation.
[Lena Horne -great entertainer and blacklisted activist for Humanitarian Human Rights issues and causes, Hollywood Star (the Maori koru taonga version), for Kalani Jones, Hollywood Walk of Fame–photog: Horiwood.Com’s own).
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.3.10~