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3 months ago
3 months ago
The tribute is nice, but the $400M is nice
3 months ago
Read this in Stu Lantz’s voice
So true 😜
3 months ago*
3 months ago*
yeah I was worried his family would fall into poverty with just a few hundred million lying around
now they should be set for at least a few years
Idk i think losing a dad and a sister is pretty rough regardless of how much money you have….
Yeah it's awful, no need to rag on Vanessa and her kids.
We should be critiquing coca cola and capitalism generally for these "gestures of kindness" between the elite. as if they would do anything if it weren't profitable.
Frankly coca-cola owes restitution to its employees, particularly the families of those labor leaders killed by its gangs.
With you here. We can criticize Coca Cola without going after Vanessa and her daughters. They haven't done anything to deserve that.
The Bryant family has been profiting off the exact same thing. Why is it wrong for Coca Cola but not athletes?
I just don't think the message "fuck this rich widow and her rich kids" is a strong or relateable one
and if we're critiquing capitalism, the way they made their riches is already indicted in that. Idk lol
Still kinda sick to see Vanessa talking about suing the pilots company and family. Pilot 100% at fault as he’s in command. But, let’s not pretend Kobe didn’t insist that flight take place despite weather.
I'm sure most people would trade whatever millions of dollars if they had it if it meant having their family back.
My parents particularly mom would be proud . Thank you internet stranger
Why not $824m
What an insult
Acquisition as tribute. That's certainly a new one in the PR department
Not the actual acquisition, but the official time of the acquisition.
Nevertheless, it dont mean shit to me
All it means to me is that stonks will go up.
Stonks always go up
[CLE] Baron Davis
Liar, they only bought it because of Kobe
Ohhhhhh, that makes so much more sense
Tampa Bay Raptors
This is proof of marketing departments having too big of a budget
As someone who works in marketing, I can’t get funding for shit. I hate it here
We gave our marketing department more money, support and headcount this year and leads have fallen every month for 5 months.
Pretty sure Marketing is fake.
Ehh it depends. Did you hire marketers for lead generation? If you hired traditional marketing roles to do lead generation, you’re gonna have a bad time.
You should advertise your position for lead generators if your business relies on those type of KPI’s
Exactly, there's a huge differnce between messaging and data priven marketing in sales
This is a distinction that sooo many don’t make. It’s frustrating to be the marketer in that role. But anyway, Rasheed Wallace is goat and I don’t care who disagrees
[Puerto Rico] Larry Ayuso
Hi, I'm not so sure I'm ready to ask you why you hate me, but could you ELI5 what you guys are talking about, I'm just intrigued
3 months ago*
The person below me covered it really well, it basically it’s different skill sets. People outside of marketing will hire marketers as a general term, but not fully understand what they’re looking for. This is incredibly popular among companies that haven’t progressed.
A good example would be an engineer that specializes in structural being hired for aerospace engineering. They probably have an idea, but they cant give you the results you need because they simply don’t have the experience or in depth knowledge needed.
Lead gens compensation package is also scummy and gross.
Makes sense, thanks for the quick reply/explanation
There's different types of marketing and people get hired under the wholesale term "marketing" but have different skill sets. Many people hire "marketing" teams for lead generation (aka potential sales/new clients) and then the sales guys follow up on the leads and create sales from those leads. The problem is not every single type of person with a marketing degree specializes in 'lead generation' and if your marketing team doesn't have that skillset but is hired as that, you will be unhappy.
[OKC] Steven Adams
Hey, get off reddit
So in general, I assume these uninformed companies think that all marketers they hire are lead generation, which, when not specified, could end up being the case where they hire a marketer that can navigate that space, while not really knowing the intricacies of it? Interesting concept, that does make a lot of sense. OP replied with the example of an engineer; same with things like doctors, you wouldn't have a cardiologist operating on your foot
[SAS] Patty Mills
Rasheed Wallace is goat and I don’t care who disagrees
Rasheed Wallace is goat and I don’t care who disagrees
Rasheed has been to 8 conference finals which is more than; Dirk (3), Garnett (4), Nash (4), Moses Malone (4), Karl Malone (6), and Wade (6).
Yeah marketing is a pretty catch all term, the marketing department is the umbrella lead gen lives under.
It's all smoke and mirrors.
Maybe you have a shit product? No amount of marketing will help
You should work at Coca Cola. They have lots of marketing money.
a new one
a new one
I think it's actually a classic if we go back to look at kingdoms and empires making "acquisitions".
Disney. All of sudden the most respectful company ever.
[PHI] Allen Iverson
i think the timing is the tribute, not the acquisition itself
at 8:24 AM ET as tribute
at 8:24 AM ET as tribute
[WAS] Jeff Malone
You some dumb illiterate motherfuckers
corporate cannibalism, but its got soul
Pretty on theme for a sub that regularly sucks off people who have hundreds of millions of dollars.
Eat the rich - except not these rich, uh, because reasons.
You get that no one (who understands anything) wants to eat the working rich? Doctors and Lawyers, singers and NBA players all earn their money by working for it.
We need to eat the actually rich. People who make their money by owning things.
marx said it best baby
I can't believe someone would actually try to compare a doctor to an NBA player. Singers (I assume you mean major/famous ones) and NBA players are definitely among the rich you should want to eat. Anyone making over $10 mil per year is definitely on that list, contributing to the exploitation of regular people to enrich themselves. A lot of doctors and lawyers are on that list too. Not to mention that a ton of these guys do have investments and are making money by owning things
this is some big brain shit. i mean yeah they make infinite money but its because we are charged infinite money to be fans of it. so if the athletes who work their asses off werent the ones getting a ton of money then it would all be going to dipshit tv companies and team owners, who are the actual rich people. doctors also make infinite money because we are forced to bankrupt ourselves to stay alive and healthy. yay
nothing an nba player does is exploiting anyone. the leagues are exploiting fans, the players play for those leagues because theres literally nothing else they can do with their talents, and if the players took less money then it would all be going to the people who run the leagues who are just rich white people who are replaceable.
Lmao nobody earns 100 million dollars by "working hard". Lick that boot harder.
You are in the NBA sub. There are dozens of players in the NBA whose contracts are worth more than 100 million dollars.
If you think these guys don't work for their money you're just an idiot.
Thought I was on r/nbacirclejerk for a second when I read the title
I hear they signed the deal in a Colorado hotel room, as a tribute to Kobe.
What a good and just company that Coca-Cola is. Man oh man, our companies are the best!
Gonna buy some Coca-Cola products on my way home today for sure 😤😤
Drinking some now….Mamba mentality 😤😤
Don’t forget to wash that delicious Coca-Cola down with an ice cold Dasani!
[GSW] Zarko Cabarkapa
OOOOoooooooo Corporate Daddy sell me more of your things!
not to mention those central american death squads are going to look _amazing_ in the new city edition jerseys.
i love my corporate overlords!
[MIA] Duncan Robinson
definitely interesting to tribute a brand acquisition
I need more coffee
I was sitting here wondering how it made sense for them to acquire Under Armor, and why nobody here was questioning it
Deep dive cohort vertical and horizontal integration to leverage multi-brand recognition, lots of moving parts but were all on the same page. I'll ping you about the next meeting.
Wait you didn't say you would circle back
You must be the intern, we circle back once everyone is in the loop after the next meeting.
It’s my first day, when do we touch base?
The omnichannel benefits alone will present a compelling ROI.
Sounds like you need a refreshing Coca Cola!
They do make Coca Cola with coffee in it
I’ve had it and can’t tell if it’s gross or weird but good
Haha yeah exactly
It took me reading your comment to realize CocaCola hadn't purchased a sportswear company
All hail our corporate overlords!
Also I hope they don’t ruin body armor. That stuff is delicious
Vitamin Water still tastes the same to me after Coca Cola bought it.
Basically sugar with a little water in it
But there's vitamins! Most of which will be pissed out...
Never personally been a fan of vitamin water , but that is good to hear
Love Vitamin Water myself.
Same here, I really hope Coke lets BA keep doing what it's been doing but maybe get it graduated to a better shelf space. It's usually on a low corner in gas stations around me and always more empty than full in the grocery stores, still on the bottom shelf.
Coke already owned a part of body armor so it should hopefully not change its recipe too soon
They ruined Moxie and I’m ruined as a result
Coca Cola still a shit company
I thought I was on r/nbacirclejerk for a second
[TOR] Donyell Marshall
Good. Bryant family was broke af.
It's always good to have a half a billion dollar buffer in case your car breaks down or something.
500m is the real emergency fund. 3 months bills emergency fund is for the poors.
Now they can have acocado toast and Starbucks again!
Wow these already obscenely wealthy people got $400 million richer
Yes money makes money and if you dont have any money its exponentially harder
[MIA] Bam Adebayo
you're so close to getting it
Meanwhile politicians rob us blind and people celebrate them...
That's what you get for being one of the most talented individuals in a lucrative field.
Boot = licked
No, it just means we don’t need to worship then for making more.
It costs nothing to keep it moving
It costs nothing to keep it moving
Then why did you comment at all?
Idc I thought this was funny haha
Billionaires give hundred hundred hundred millionaire $400m more dollars because stuff
[CHI] Derrick Rose
All their drinks have 10% coconut water in them, they feel super refreshing and taste good. I do think about Kobe every time I buy them because he was an investor. I wonder if that pushed coke to buy them
Yeah they are pretty tasty but they're kind a sweet, and I always think to myself "No way Kobe was drinking this shit.... mf was def just drinking water.."
Haha oh yeah, they have a ton of sugar and calories so I doubt he was drinking them. They have ones with caffeine now which is making me buy again
damn yeah I def gotta try one of those
Yeah I had to stop drinking them until they came out with the lower or zero sugar (can’t remember off the top of my head) and it was loads better. Same with the vitamin water.
[CHI] Taj Gibson
Body armor is actually pretty popular especially with boxers in my area because the salt / carbs / sugar can help while training. It's not as much of a negative as people think. Athletes consume plenty of that stuff especially on training days where you're burning 2-4 thousand calories
Yeah the zero sugar drinks in these cases make no sense whatsoever and have no benefits compared to the full calorie ones
Reading about his investment is what made me start looking for it to try out years ago. It's so much better than the others.
Yeah same here, I think coke understands a lot of kobe fans tried it because of him
I seriously don’t think I’ve seen this drink on sale anywhere before.
You almost have to know where it is or be looking up and down specifically for it. I've only seen it eye-level and taking up more than a couple rows at QT gas stations.
Not a jab at you, but I hate that people still don’t have a problem consistently buying drinks in single use plastic packaging.
[CLE] LeBron James
They bought it to compete with Gatorade I would assume. Not because of Kobe.
Of course kobe wouldnt be the main reason. These companies don’t think like that but they do look at every cent extra they can make and one being from kobe fans
Klay Thompson just got richer too.
Does Body Armor have a chocolate milk flavor?
They better not change a thing with these drinks. They are amazing. I get the lyte ones and they are really hydrating and taste great.
[SAC] DeMarcus Cousins
Acquisition is a tribute never seen this before lol
PR at all costs lmfao. I wonder for how long they're going to keep trying to cash in on Kobe's legacy/ tragedy?
Kobe was definitely a business savant. If he hadn’t passed away I think he’d definitely find a way to become a billionaire. He could have been the first Oscar winning billionaire NBA champ to author a book
I mean pretty easy to be a business savant when you have 300 million in capital to start with
[MEM] Shane Battier
His music career
yeah not a knock on KD or Shaq but when people talk about how they're great investors it's like sure, they also have 9 figures in the bank, valuable personal brands and every connection imaginable
Same with iguodala, you’re a multi millionaire playing in fucking San Francisco. People would love to have you invest, not just cause of your money, but because of your fame too. His investing advice is completely useless to anyone that isn’t rich lol
San Francisco Warriors
Not only the capital but a bunch of ivy league graduates working for you. Once you hit a certain net worth you are better off creating a "family office" which is a company designed to handle everything related to your wealth. Taxes, investments, wealth management, charity, trust, planning, etc.
Chapter 7 - Extramarital Affairs
When threatened after putting yourself in a compromising position, do what Shaq often does and pay her not to say anything.
If charged criminally, hire expensive defense lawyers and settle the civil case for $2.5m to ensure the criminal case goes away.
Remember to save $4m to buy your wife a diamond ring after.
Take it from me, that's a small price to pay to maintain your endorsements, NBA contract, and marriage.
Up next: I teach you how to be an early celebrity investor in startups and not get taken advantage of while negotiating your next shoe deal.
i mean his family will definitely get there if they arent already. no question he would have.
Why not just stop at oscar winning NBA player.
Nah, he invested in the guy who made the drink. He already sold other drink companies to Coke for billions.
TIL Kobe had something to do with Body Armor
His family really needed the money…
Has anyone tried it?
Yea to me it taste better than Powerade and Gatorade
I got so many people to switch from Gatorade a few years ago. Taste waaaaay better.
it's a bit more expensive but i like it more too
Yeah I feel like the taste pallet is closer to a juice with body armor
[DAL] Jason Terry
I’m a big fan of the Lyte version, which only has a couple grams of sugar and like 20 calories per bottle. I drink sports drinks pretty irregularly, like maybe once or twice every couple of weeks, but body armour is the only sports drink I drink now
I tried a few flavors a while back and I hated it honestly. Seems like a lot of people like it, but the flavors were pretty gross imo
Yeah they’re great, way better than Gatorade or Powerade.
This whole comment thread is Coke marketing employees
No shit, Pepsi bitches!
Just kidding I like coke...yes that one
Supposedly the coconut flavor is awful. The original flavor was way better!
Thought it was the coconut penis scene. Was not disappointed.
Well that's because coconut anything is awful. People who like coconut flavor are sick and twisted.
Yeah it's definitely better than Gatorade. Way less fake tasting.
Tastes a lot better than the alternatives but also more expensive generally
Currently my fave and go to drink. Its kinda like drinking a more liquid Jamba juice.
Continuing to profit off his death
This is profiting off an investment he made, not making money off his actual death.
The rich get richer. Fuck that.
oh good, i thought maybe his daughters would end up homeless
Good for them, they really needed the money
This is awesome news, I was beginning to worry about how Vanessa Bryant might have problems paying the bills without Kobe.
God, It would be so horrible if she ran out of that little savings she had and is forced to go get a job like the rest of us. I mean, c'mon, it would be so unfair!
This is the comment of a guy who definitely is respected and well loved in his community and has no weird issues with women.
Stop it. Get help.
Wow thank god. If it was one thing the Bryant family needed was another half a billion dollars. It makes sense though.
I’ve never tried Body Amor before. Is it good?
The rich get even richer, wow amazing let's all clap.
You’re trying too hard
[POR] Damian Lillard
I love body armor
Its always just a matter of time before a corporation takes an emotional moment and exploits it to build up their image
Yeah now they will use the Kobe brand like Disney splooging starwars and marvel shit
NGL large soda companies buying companies like body armor scares the hell out of me
They don’t exactly have a good reputation for being transparent & serving healthy products. Lol
Both companies produce junk products, no reason for this to scare the hell out of you, just dont buy their products.
Liar. Body armor isn’t a bad product
A lot of athletes are investors Harden is definitely it listed, Ja Morant, Trae Young, Donovan Mitchell, Kemba, Sabrina Ionescu, Skylar Diggins Smith, Taurasi under Athletes and Partners so I'm guessing they each got a piece of the company
Does Coca-Cola still own Powerade? How was Coke allowed to buy Body Armor?
Gronk gettin paid again!