Future-proof your marketing tech career: Lessons from the MarTech Conference

GUEST: Top marketing execs: Join us June 1-2 in Boston for GrowthBeat Summit. Sign up today as space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here. At last week’s MarTech conference, we learned that the difference between a marketing stack and a marketing pile comes down to two things: architecture and strategy. The same could be true for careers. Marketing technologists who architect their careers — curating experiences Read more [...]

Frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo Facing Biggest Challenge of His Real Madrid Career

Those closest to Cristiano Ronaldo will tell you that when he is playing badly you don’t have to let him know, because no one knows it better than the player himself. His manner and body language for a number of days after a defeat and/or a bad performance are such that the potential consequences of the mere mentioning of it are such that it is a subject of conversation given a very wide berth. While it may indeed be "bad form" to discuss it at the home of Cristiano, a home that is invariably Read more [...]

Natalie Portman: “Star Wars” Hurt My Acting Career

Public opinion can make or break an actress, and after Natalie Portman's “Star Wars” prequels were critically panned, she found it hard to get her ducks in a row. The “Garden State” gal told New York magazine that late director Mike Nichols helped her figure things out and essentially gave her another chance at a longstanding career in Tinseltown. Natalie explained, "'Star Wars' had come out around the time of 'Seagull,' and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing Read more [...]

Bobby Abreu Announces Retirement After 18-Year MLB Career

After quietly returning to the big leagues in 2014 after a one-year hiatus, New York Mets outfielder Bobby Abreu has officially called it a career.   According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Abreu made the announcement on Friday with a simple, quiet message: You could be forgiven if you forgot Abreu was still a Major League Baseball player. He has only appeared in 76 games for the Mets this season, posting a .246/.338/.338 line with 10 extra-base hits in 130 at-bats. That doesn't take away from Read more [...]

Kendall Jenner Reportedly Getting Ready to Ditch Last Name to Save High Fashion Career

Continuing to explore the town, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin stepped out together in New York City on Friday afternoon (August 29). The gorgeous gals locked arms as they strolled through the Soho district donning fashion-forward ensembles and attempting to go unnoticed by the surrounding crowds. In related news, Miss Jenner is reportedly looking to drop her last name in order to ensure a long and healthy modeling career. After scoring a number of major gigs, including a spot in Vogue’s Read more [...]

Sidney Rice Retires from NFL After 7-Year Career

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice has decided to retire after a seven-year NFL career that began with the Minnesota Vikings.      The Seahawks confirmed the news via Twitter: ProFootballTalk.com's official Twitter account first reported the news on Wednesday, along with Rice's rationale: NFL salary-cap guru Brian McIntyre outlined the financial implications of Rice's decision: Rice, a second-round pick in 2007 out of South Carolina, is just 27 years old, but has Read more [...]

Controversial KO Exactly What Guillermo Rigondeaux’s Career Needs

Let’s say you’re Guillermo Rigondeaux. You reached Saturday with consensus acclaim—not to mention a pair of gaudy title belts—cementing your place as the world’s best 122-pound boxer. But something important was missing. Neither your promoter nor your TV network saw your drawing power, and the majority of words written heading into a stay-busy defense against Sod Kokietgym focused less on your preeminence and more on the chasm between your skills and the sensibilities Read more [...]