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The widespread shift to working from home has been one of the most significant effects of Covid and one that is expected to have a long-term impact on cultural engagement.

The latest findings from the Cultural Participation Monitor, the Audience Agency’s nationwide survey of opinions about arts participation, suggest that not only do people prefer working from home, but that around a quarter of people aged to work expect to do so most of the time in the future. – a significant increase from pre-pandemic levels.

If these people don’t go to work, they also don’t go to shows after work, unless that office is in the guest room and the show is down the street… Enter, perhaps, the era of grassroots arts organizations, while commuter-dependent locations lose out?

The evidence supports the logic that people who expect to work more locally also consider engaging more locally. Given that the shift to working from home has mainly affected people traditionally most engaged in (institutional) arts and culture, this could mean a serious pivot in the regional cultural offer.

What has changed so far?

Of those who have worked during the pandemic, most have done so from home at least occasionally. Our research shows (in line with Office for National Statistics (ONS) survey findings) that people of working age were divided into around three thirds, namely those:
• who worked from home all or most of the time (32%),
• who did it only occasionally or not at all (36%),
• or who were not working during the period (32%).

In fact, the most recent research from the ONS, published this week, showed that 38% of working adults surveyed from April 27 to May 8, 2022 said they had worked from home at some point in the past seven days.

Only about a quarter had worked from home at all before Covid (just 5% mostly from home) and our data suggests that almost three quarters of those who did during the pandemic were doing so for the first time or significantly more than before (73%).

This is a big lifestyle change, but one that to a large extent didn’t immediately impact cultural engagement patterns because there wasn’t much available for people to engage with during this time.

If this trend persists as cultural offerings return to normal levels, winners and losers among organizations vying for public attention will inevitably emerge. And this “if” is more and more pressing since only 20% of people are still resisting going to the arts because of the Covid.

Why is this important?

We’ve known for a long time, from research like Orion Brook’s 2008 London Snapshot, that there’s a strong link between travel habits and cultural attendance. Overall, workers are interested in the arts where they live and/or where they work. The impact of these two locations suddenly being the same place for a large number of the population could trigger a substantial shift in engagement.

This is particularly worth considering where there are strong cultural offerings in suburban areas (e.g. Outer London) or where there are significant commuting patterns between cities (e.g. higher proportions higher numbers of people in Bradford traveling to Leeds than vice versa). In these cases, more work from home would likely increase engagement where people live, at the expense of where they worked (boosting Outer London and Bradford, in these examples).

Additionally, nearly half of people working from home suggest they are spending less because of it, giving them a relative advantage in the form of disposable income to spend on a new lifestyle. cheaper and more local, as the cost of living rises. start biting.

Will the trend continue?

The key questions are then:
• whether working from home will continue at similar levels,
• and what is the likely effect on attendance patterns if it does.

The first of these questions is easier to answer than the second.

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Although around one in six of those who have worked from home during the pandemic do not expect to do so in the next three months, overall levels are hardly expected to decline much beyond this point.

58% of those who have worked from home in the past two years expect to work “most or all the time” in the next three months. This figure is down from 75% during the pandemic, but it only drops to 52% in the longer term.

This suggests we could see around a quarter of the employed population working from home ‘most or all the time’ in the longer term, in line with YouGov’s findings that 70% of people think workers will never return to work. office in the same figures. .

Additionally, when those who had worked from home during the pandemic were asked how often they preferred to do so, the proportions were:
• 30% “All the time”,
• 37% “Most of the time”,
• 25% “occasionally”,
• and 8% “Rarely or never”.

So there is an appetite for change, as well as an expectation that it will persist (although people expect to go into the workplace a little more than they would like).

There is also evidence that a range of employers are putting in place measures that will “lock down” working from home in the future, such as hiring remote staff and giving up or reducing office space ( both things we did ourselves at The Audience Agency).

The ONS recently surveyed companies about this and overall almost a quarter intend to use the increase in working from home as a business model (26% in the arts, entertainment and leisure themselves), and this figure rises to 40-50% in the professional, IT and education sectors – all important feeder groups of cultural engagement.

Combine that with the widespread adoption of relevant technologies and reorganizations of home spaces – not to mention moving to lower-cost housing areas – as well as people getting used to forgoing the waste of time and money from commuting. , and it’s easy to see how these new patterns might persist.

Which audiences will be most affected?

The profile of those expecting to work from home in the future is also likely to accentuate the impact on artistic and cultural engagement, with many more engaged groups more likely to make this change (as with industries listed above).


Metroculturals (56% of all respondents in this category) and experienced seekers (48%) are particularly likely to work from home at least occasionally “once there is no Covid threat”, compared to 34% of the general population. This is also in line with the ONS finding that high earners are more likely to have hybrid or home working in recent months as things have returned to ‘normal’.

This is also more likely to be the case for Londoners (52%), those who are neurodivergent (55%), those with dependent children (52%), graduates (46%) and senior managers and the liberal professions (43%).

Some of these longer-term projected increases in working from home appear to be linked to concerns about Covid. A very on the nose 19% of those who are currently ‘happy to attend’ expect to work from home all the time after Covid, while 27% more of those who remain ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘uncomfortable’ interested in” attending arts and cultural events due to the continued threat of the virus intend to do so.

Similarly, those who expect to work from home all or most of the time are more likely to say “we should do everything we can to reduce Covid” rather than “it’s just something we we have to accept and try to live normally”. Regardless of short-term reasoning, we can be confident at this point that the work-from-home trend will far outlast the immediate threat of the virus.

So the crux of the matter is that we expect this to result in an appreciable shift in engagement patterns, with more and different audiences appearing in areas with more homeworkers, bringing with them differences in cultural attitudes, tastes and behaviors. Changes in the rhythms of our working lives will inevitably lead to changes in the way we spend our free time, and as audiences and their expectations change, organizations will need to adapt to meet them.

How can you start preparing for change?

1. Check if your key audiences are more likely to work from home, either by looking at their profiles and lifestyles or by asking directly via surveys.
2. Track data on working from home and travel patterns (eg from ONS and Department of Transport).
3. Identify differences in engagement patterns between your local and non-local audiences.
4. Renew the focus on understanding your local audiences and their preferences, including occupations, preferred transportation options, tastes, engagement patterns, etc.
5. Use this understanding to experiment with different formats, locations, times, etc.

Oliver Mantell is director of evidence and insight at The Audience Agency.

@OliverMantell | @audienceagents

This article, sponsored and contributed by The Audience Agency, is part of a series sharing insights into arts and culture audiences.

Digital Media Production Software Market 2022 Report Covers Profiling of Top Key Players – Apple, Fiksu, CSG, Acquia, DNN, Ephox – Journal l’Action Régionale Wed, 25 May 2022 22:56:22 +0000

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This HP Chromebook is one of the best Memorial Day laptop deals we’ve seen Wed, 25 May 2022 14:58:14 +0000

The HP Memorial Day sale is in full swing this week and this HP Chromebook 14a is down to just $299 (opens in a new tab). That’s a 21% discount off its regular price of $379, making it one of the best Memorial Day laptop deals we’ve spotted so far.

The HP Chromebook 14a isn’t the most powerful laptop on the market by any means, but for a $299 Chromebook, it has a lot going for it. First of all, a 14-inch 1080p HD display is definitely a plus point at this price. The 8GB of RAM is also some of the fastest single-channel memory you can get, which is more than enough for a resource-limited Chromebook.

With Memorial Day sales now upon us before kicking off this weekend in the summer, many more of the best laptops and best Chromebooks are getting some serious price cuts.

Memorial Day laptop deal at HP

Chromebooks tend to be some of the best cheap laptop deals we see, as they’re already some of the most affordable devices on the market. Thanks to the lightweight nature of Chrome OS, you don’t really need a powerful device to run it. That means you can get by with low-end hardware and still walk away with a great laptop at a fantastic price.

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Named by CTA as a CES 2020 Media Pioneer for his science and technology reporting, John specializes in all areas of computing, including industry news, hardware reviews, PC gaming, as well as as general science writing and the social impact of the tech industry. .

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Amazon faces record challenges at shareholder meeting Wed, 25 May 2022 07:16:02 +0000 Inc faces 14 investor resolutions challenging its policies at its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, a record for the retail and cloud computing giant, as socially minded investors scrutinize its treatment of workers.

The rise in the number of resolutions underscores the rise of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)-based investments, which are driving more shareholders to push for corporate responsibility.

It also reflects changes made by securities regulators appointed by US President Joe Biden that have made it easier for investors to file proposals and made it harder for companies to convince regulators that these resolutions should not be put to a vote. shareholders.

A new record for such resolutions at an S&P 500 company will be set next week, when Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc faces 17 on June 1, research firm Insightia said, the most since that time. she started following them comprehensively in 2014.

About ten of the shareholder resolutions Amazon investors will vote on relate to workers’ rights and other “social” issues, such as calls for the company to report on worker health and safety or the treatment of its warehouse workers. The others are asking for things like a review of Amazon’s use of plastic or changes to the company’s process for board appointments.

Amazon has recommended that its investors vote against all 14 resolutions, saying in its proxy statement that it has often already acted to address the concerns underlying a proposal. Although resolutions are not binding, companies often take some form of action if they receive support from 30-40% of the votes cast.

Leading proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services recommended investors vote for eight of the proposals, while Glass Lewis backed seven.

Royal London Asset Management Ltd, Britain’s largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company, plans to vote in favor of at least six of the shareholder resolutions at Amazon’s meeting , its head of responsible investment, Ashley Hamilton Claxton, told Reuters.

Britain’s largest asset manager, Legal & General Investment Management, and UK asset manager Schroders Plc also said ahead of Amazon’s shareholders’ meeting that they would support at least some of the investors’ resolutions.

Amazon is a popular holding among ESG-focused funds. About 32% of funds classified as promoting the environment or social justice under European Union rules are invested in Amazon, according to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. Only Microsoft Corp is a more popular holding, present in 39% of these funds .

Brandon Rees, deputy director of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor organization, said he hopes ESG funds holding Amazon will support labor-focused resolutions more often.

“I believe labor rights and working people have been buried in the ‘S’ of ESG,” Rees said.

CalMatters Expands Staff with Support from Members and Foundations Tue, 24 May 2022 15:00:00 +0000

In summary

CalMatters continues to hire the best and brightest people to deliver more unbiased California news you can count on.

With support from funders, donors and individual members, CalMatters has hired new people to bring readers more California news you can trust.


Denise Zapata is our new associate editor. Previously, she was an editor at EdSource for eight years. As deputy editor of the Center for Investigative Reporting, Denise was part of a team that won a George Polk Prize and another that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She began her career as a journalist at Bakersfield Californian, where she covered several topics, including higher education, and later became an editor. She also worked as an editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Denise Smith Amos is our new California Divide publisher. Previously, she was editor of the Watchdog and Accountability team at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where she managed nine reporters. She brings nearly 35 years of editing and reporting experience to CalMatters as well as a passion for accountability journalism and a perspective on Divide stories that she attributes to her personal background. She has worked as an educational reporter at the Florida Times Union and the Cincinnati Enquirer; editor of the Kentucky Enquirer and deputy underground editor at the St Louis Post Dispatch. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.


Lil Kalish is our new California Divide reporter based in Los Angeles. As a senior researcher at Mother Jones magazine, they produced investigative articles with a fresh, lively writing style and verified company stories. Lil has also freelanced for The Guardian and LAist and worked at the Bail Project writing a history of US bail funds for the UCLA Law Review. Lil earned a degree in political science and Chinese language at Vassar as well as an MA in postcolonial studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. After the undergraduate, they worked for a year as a reporter for the Myanmar Times during a government crackdown in Burma.

Nadia Lopez, our new environmental reporter, was previously the Latin American Communities reporter at the Fresno Bee, where she wrote in English and Spanish. She also co-launched a newsletter on Latino issues and appears regularly on a national Spanish-language talk show. Previously, she was a reporter at the San Jose Spotlight City Hall. Nadia graduated from San Francisco State with a degree in professional writing and rhetoric.

And Jeanne Kuang is our new California Divide reporter based in Sacramento. Previously, she was the Missouri State House correspondent for the Kansas City Star. Originally from the San Gabriel Valley, she left California to pursue a journalism degree at Northwestern University, then reported on criminal justice in Chicago and government, housing, gun violence and poverty in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Sonya Fast joined us as Membership Manager after working at Voice of OC, a nonprofit news and investigative organization in Orange County, California. There, she spent nearly six years growing reader revenue, increasing engagement around news, and fine-tuning web, social media, and app channel presences. . Quick describes itself as “fiercely committed to better serving communities, especially those who are marginalized, underserved and most at risk.” Earlier in her career, she was a reporter, web editor, mobile editor, and graphics reporter at the Orange County Register. She was also an adjunct professor at Chapman University for nine semesters, teaching courses in digital media with a focus on marketing and engagement. Quick is a former regional director of the SPJ and current board member of the Orange County Press Club.

Kelly Mackey is our newest Development Associate supporting the team’s work on growing reader support to build a sustainable business model. Mackey has worked with various nonprofit organizations, including the California State Library and the Sacramento County Library. Kellie honed her skills as a development associate while working at Friends of the River, where she curated the first Sustainable Water Solutions Expo on the grounds of the State Capitol.

]]> SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm Pomerantz Reminds Shareholders With Losses at, Inc. of Upcoming Class Action and Deadline Mon, 23 May 2022 23:35:00 +0000

NEW YORK, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against, Inc. (“Amazon” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMZN) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonSeattle Division, and registered under number 22-cv-00617, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than defendants who purchased or otherwise acquired

If you are a shareholder who purchased or otherwise acquired Amazon securities during the Class Period, you have until July 5, 2022 ask the court to name you as the lead plaintiff for the class. A copy of the complaint can be obtained at To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby to [email protected] or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 7980. Those applying by email are encouraged to include their mailing address, phone number and number of shares purchased.

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Amazon is a multinational technology company that primarily deals in e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence businesses.

On the Company’s e-commerce platform, Amazon sells both third-party merchandise and Amazon’s private label products. As the owner and operator of the e-commerce platform, Amazon has access to certain non-public data of third-party sellers who use the platform.

On or around June 3, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary has launched a bipartisan investigation into the state of online competition. The investigation, conducted by the Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee (the “Subcommittee”), examined the business practices and market dominance of Facebook, Google, Apple and, particularly relevant , Amazon (the “Investigative Sub-Committee”).

During the subcommittee’s investigation, the subcommittee held several oversight hearings at which various executives of the aforementioned companies, including their respective CEOs, testified on topics such as the effect of market power on the press, innovation and privacy and market dominance of the companies under investigation. After each of the hearings, the members of the subcommittee put questions to the witnesses for the record.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, the Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the company’s business, operations and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Amazon engaged in anti-competitive behavior in its private label business practices, including giving preference to Amazon products over those of its competitors and using third-party sellers’ non-public data to compete with them; (ii) the foregoing exposed Amazon to increased risk of regulatory review and/or enforcement action; (iii) Amazon’s revenue from its private label business was in part the product of impermissible and therefore unsustainable conduct; and (iv) as a result, the defendants’ public statements throughout the Class Period were materially false and/or misleading.

On March 9, 2022media reported that the House Judiciary Committee had asked the US Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Amazon and some of its executives for allegedly lying to Congress about its business practices during the sub’s investigation. -committee.

In response, Amazon claimed there was “no factual basis” for the House Judiciary Committee’s allegations.

Then, on April 6, 2022, the the wall street journal published an article titled “SEC Investigating How Amazon Disclosed Business Practices.” The article reported, among othersthat the SEC’s investigation has been ongoing for more than a year and focuses on Amazon’s disclosures regarding its use of third-party seller data for its own private label business.

At this news, Amazon’s stock price plummeted $105.98 per share, or 3.2%, to close at $3,175.12 per share on April 6, 2022.

Pomerantz LLP, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Parisand Tel Aviv, is recognized as one of the leading firms in the areas of corporate litigation, securities and antitrust. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, Pomerantz pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 85 years later, Pomerantz continues the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty and corporate misconduct. The firm recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages on behalf of class members. To see

Robert S. Willoughby
Pomerantz LLP
[email protected]
888-476-6529 ext. 7980

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Amazon Memorial Day sale preview: Save up to $110 on Amazfit smartwatches Mon, 23 May 2022 18:55:18 +0000

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