General World News

Meet the 2 emerging power players at Netflix who are leading its early marketing work with brands (NFLX)

Posted on

Netflix is ramping up work with brands like Coca-Cola and Baskin-Robbins to promote its high-profile original series. Though the effort within Netflix is still developing, Business Insider talked to brands and agencies to identify the early power players who are helping shape the streaming-TV company’s work with brands. Christie Fleischer, who joined Netflix from Disney […]

General World News

Delhi Denies Asking Trump to Mediate Kashmir Dispute

Posted on

A political storm has erupted in India over remarks by President Donald Trump that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to help mediate the longstanding dispute between New Delhi and Islamabad over the region of Kashmir. “I’d like to categorically assure the house that no such request was made by the prime minister […]

General World News

Former Chinese Premier Li Peng Dies at 90

Posted on

Former Chinese premier Li Peng — known as the “Butcher of Beijing” for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown — has died aged 90, state broadcaster Xinhua said Tuesday. The former chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee died of an unspecified illness in Beijing on Monday, Xinhua said. The ex-premier had previously […]

General World News

Warburg Pincus landed a $1 billion deal with a twist —one brother is on Warburg’s energy team, another is an exec at the company it backed.

Posted on

An executive of an oil-and-gas company that Warburg Pincus just backed is the brother of one of the private-equity firm’s energy-focused managing directors, Business Insider has learned. The unusual situation, a potential conflict of interest, meant that Warburg managing director David Habachy could not be involved in decision-making on the deal, according to a person […]

General World News

Big brands like Delta, P&G and Under Armour are increasingly hiring Hollywood talent agencies like CAA, Endeavor and UTA for marketing — posing yet another threat to traditional ad agencies

Posted on

Hollywood talent and entertainment giants, and companies with their roots in talent, including CAA, WME | IMG (now Endeavor), and UTA have increasingly been branching out into advertising. Their pitch is that by being at the epicenter of entertainment and creativity, they are more plugged in than Madison Avenue and help drive popular culture. Brands […]

General World News

Moroccan Lawmakers Vote to Bolster French in Education System

Posted on

Moroccan lawmakers passed a draft law on Monday evening that would pave the way for strengthening the place of French in Moroccan schools, overturning decades of Arabisation. The legislation was adopted in the lower house by 241-4, with 21 abstentions. Most members of the mainly Islamist co-ruling PJD and conservative Istiqlal lawmakers abstained from voting […]

General World News

Johnson Expected to Become Next British Prime Minister

Posted on

Britain’s Conservative Party is expected to announce Tuesday that Boris Johnson has won the election to be its new leader and become the country’s next prime minister. Johnson is favored to defeat British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the voting that ended Monday night. The new prime minister will officially replace Theresa May on Wednesday […]

General World News

South Korea Says Russian Military Airplane Violated Its Airspace

Posted on

South Korea says it fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft after the plane breached South Korea’s airspace. South Korea’s Defense Ministry says three Russian aircraft entered its air defense identification zone early Tuesday morning off its east coast before one of them breached the airspace. South Korean air force jets were deployed to […]