The Nets basketball team has spurred a 505% increase in ticket sales and New York fans are loving their new sweetheart after the team made the move to its new home at Barclays Center. The
Nets are using their natural rivalry with the New York Knicks to fuel
more ticket sales.
Beyonce’s next album, due out in 2013, is expected to get a promotion boost. The singer has just signed on to a $50 million deal with PepsiCo, reminiscent of her husband Jay-Z’s “Decoded” book deal that was promoted in part by Microsoft.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has chosen the novel Twelve Tribes of Hattie,
written by author Ayana Mathis, 39, as the next read for her Book Club
2.0. The debut novel is about the Great Migration to Philadelphia, told
through the voices of one African American family.
Hurricane Sandy took a toll on many communities during its wake earlier
this month, damaging homes, school and businesses. Some small business
owners were met with great, unexpected challenges as to how to get help
and where to seek it. That’s when Gregg Bishop stepped in.
According to an article from The Daily Paul, a website apparently
affiliated with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, more than forty states have
launched petitions to secede from the United States, including some
signatories from New York.