Number Fever: The Pepsi Contest That Became a Deadly Fiasco
Decades ago, a marketing stunt promised Philippine soda drinkers a chance at a million pesos. But an error at a bottling plant led to 600,000 winners—and to lawsuits, rioting, and even deaths.
Chanel shoes, but no salary: how one woman exposed the scandal of the French fashion industry
A new book by academic Giulia Mensitieri, laying bare the working conditions of stylists and young designers, has sparked controversy. Will it lead to improved conditions for those forced to work for clothes vouchers instead of cash?
Quibi could have succeeded. Here's how
Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: It’s rare for a company to become a punchline before it even launches, but then again very few startups receive the kind of pre-launch hype that Quibi had. By the time its app officially debuted in April, it had raised $1.75 billion in investment, a figure almost unheard of for brand new ventures.
What It’s Like to Lead Customer Experience at an Airline During the Pandemic
Customer chiefs rely on scientists, customer surveys and live streams of the airport experience