Des images contre les clichés sur les oubliés de Calais

Dans son livre 
Des hommes vivent ici (1), 
la photographe Marion Osmont raconte le quotidien des migrants le long du littoral de la 
Manche, dix ans après 
la fermeture du camp de Sangatte. Un travail
 plein d’humanité 
et de dignité.

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Un grand hangar vide. Au loin, un groupe d’hommes. Sept ou huit Africains, assis ou debout autour d’une table, jouent aux cartes. Un clair-obscur d’humanité au milieu du néant. « Je suis contente d’avoir pu prendre cette image, raconte son auteure, la photographe Marion Osmont. Berlusconi, le passeur (en capuche – NDLR), m’a dit “Tu fais ce que tu veux”, cet état de grâce a duré trois secondes. Cette image montre l’attente d’une journée ordinaire. Il ne se passe rien. »

Pendant plus de deux ans, Marion Osmont a photographié la vie quotidienne des migrants de Calais. Elle publie ces photos dans un livre au titre éloquent Des hommes vivent ici. D’une grande sobriété, ses images montrent la vie dans le dépouillement : la préparation du feu, la cuisine, les nuits dans le squat, l’ennui, le linge qui sèche sur un arbre, la traque, le froid, la peur. Loin des clichés vus et revus sur les migrants de Calais, les photos de Marion Osmont sont remplies d’humanité et de dignité.

« On parle trop souvent d’eux et de nous »

Son travail est le résultat d’une démarche mûrement réfléchie. « On parle trop souvent d’eux et de nous. Je ne voulais surtout pas ça. Je pense que beaucoup de gens, s’ils savaient ce qu’il se passe à Calais, ne trouveraient pas ça normal. J’ai donc travaillé à créer de l’empathie. » MarionOsmontcouv

Pour cela, la photographe s’attache à suivre deux migrants « au plus près », Ammanuel et Haroon. Les deux hommes ne se laissent pas simplement photographier, ils sont des acteurs à part entière de la démarche du livre. « Ils m’ont montré des lieux, des campements, m’ont raconté leurs parcours. Ce n’était pas facile pour eux, mais il leur paraissait important que leur histoire soit connue. Pour que ça puisse provoquer des changements. »

Deux migrants suivis au quotidien

Marion Osmont attend quelques semaines après le démantèlement de la jungle pachtoune en septembre 2009 pour commencer son travail. « Tous les migrants étaient revenus, il fallait montrer que cette opération n’avait servi à rien. » Parisienne, elle passe ses week-ends à Calais pour suivre ces deux migrants qui ne sont pas « de passage », contrairement à ce que prétendent les ministres de l’Immigration de Nicolas Sarkozy. Tous les deux demandeurs d’asile, ils attendent la réponse de l’Office français des réfugiés (Ofpra) dans le plus total dénuement.

Des hommes vivent ici montre la vie des migrants en plan large. « C’est une forme de respect, dit-elle. Ils sont sous pression en permanence, les flics les réveillent toutes les nuits, les journalistes peuvent être parfois intrusifs. Je voulais des photos assez douces. » Exclues donc les images de la distribution, où l’on voit les migrants dans les files d’attente ou manger sur un bout de trottoir. Pendant longtemps, la photographe s’est aussi refusée à immortaliser ces séances durant lesquelles les migrants se brûlent les doigts pour échapper aux renvois vers d’autres pays d’Europe.

Trajet décomposé

Dans cette vie quotidienne calaisienne, la police est omniprésente. Dès l’aube, lorsqu’elle intervient dans les squats pour arrêter les migrants. Dans les évacuations de campements ou les destructions de squats. À chaque fois, il faut trouver un nouvel endroit où dormir, toujours plus loin, plus caché. Dans la série de photos Chez Haroon, Marion Osmont décompose le trajet pour rejoindre la cachette du Soudanais : « Traverser un hangar / se glisser dans un trou / longer un tunnel aménagé sous le sol / passer un premier mur / marcher le long d’un corridor à travers ronces / passer un deuxième mur / marcher sur un toit / passer par une fenêtre cassée / monter un escalier défoncé. » Délogé, Haroon devra s’installer encore plus loin…

Aujourd’hui, Haroon et Ammanuel, tous deux déboutés du droit d’asile après des années d’attente, sont partis vers d’autres horizons. « Je les imagine quelque part en Europe, à la rue», dit Marion Osmont. Encore plus brisés que lors de leur arrivée à Calais, il y a quelques années. « Il était encore temps de les aider alors. Avec des soins psychologiques, peut-être qu’ils auraient pu se récupérer. C’est un immense gâchis. » Aujourd’hui, environ 300 migrants survivent à Calais même. Quelque 500 autres s’éparpillent dans des petits campements le long du littoral. Dans des conditions toujours plus précaires.

(1) Des hommes vivent ici, de Marion Osmont. Éditions Images plurielles, 25 euros, avec le soutien de Médecins du Monde et de Amnesty International.

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U.S. Says Trump ‘Can’t Imagine Russia Is Pleased’ With North Korea Missile

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump ?cannot imagine Russia is pleased? with North Korea?s latest missile test on Sunday, as it landed closer to Russia than to Japan, the White House said in a statement.

?With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil ? in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan ? the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased,? the White House said in its statement.

The launch served as a call for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against reclusive North Korea, the White House added.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park and Jack Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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Trump Plans Likely To Aggravate U.S. Inequality: Nobel Winner Deaton

BARI, Italy (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump?s economic policies risk creating growth that mostly benefits the rich and aggravates income inequality in the United States, Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton said.

Trump was swept to power on promises of help for poorer Americans but Deaton said his proposals to roll back regulations on finance and industry and cut healthcare benefits would mostly help corporate groups with political influence.

Trump?s plans to cut taxes and raise trade barriers, if enacted, might give a short-term income boost to some workers but would not deliver the long-term growth that is essential for mitigating the effects of inequality, he said in an interview.

?I don?t think any of it is good? for addressing income inequality, said Deaton, a Princeton University professor, who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2015 for his work on poverty, welfare and consumption.

He was speaking on Friday after addressing a meeting in Italy of finance ministers and central bankers from rich nations at which inequality topped the official agenda.

The political shocks in 2016 of Trump?s U.S. presidential election victory and Britain?s Brexit vote have been linked to widespread dissatisfaction with stagnant living standards for many workers, forcing policymakers in many countries to grapple with ways to narrow the gap between the rich and poor.

Income inequality has grown sharply in the United States over recent decades and the World Bank says that at a global level the gap has widened too since the 1990s, despite progress recently in some countries.

The Trump administration says it will lift U.S. economic growth to more than 3 percent a year and bring more manufacturing jobs back to U.S. shores, helping workers.

But many economists say growth like that will be hard to achieve with employment already high and the baby boom generation retiring in large numbers too.

Deaton said restoring stronger economic growth, preferably through encouraging more innovation, would help reduce the anger among many people who feel they have been left behind.

?A rising inequality that probably wouldn?t have bothered people before does become really salient and troublesome to them (during periods of low growth). It poisons politics too because when there are no spoils to hand out it becomes a very sharp conflict,? he said.

Deaton said he did not think inequality was inherently bad as long as everyone felt some benefit from growth.

?But I do care about people getting rich at public expense,? he said, referring to political lobbying by business groups.

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This Dreamer Works For The Politicians Who Will Decide Her Fate In The U.S.

One day earlier this year, then-Sen. Jeff Sessions passed through the cafeteria in a Senate office building to buy lunch. The Alabama Republican was slated to become the attorney general under President Donald Trump and help lead an immigration crackdown. Having railed for years against undocumented immigrants, Sessions signaled a new hard-line approach to deportations in the Trump era.

The Senate cashier who rang up Sessions that day was a 26-year-old mother of three from El Salvador, Ana Gomez Ramirez. She is a so-called Dreamer: a young immigrant who came to the country as an undocumented child. She recognized Sessions and knew how he felt about people like her who had entered the country illegally. The soft-spoken Gomez Ramirez greeted him with a hello. Sessions politely asked her how she was doing.

?He was nice,? Gomez Ramirez recalled after a recent shift. ?Even though he doesn?t want us here.?

Like hundreds of thousands of other Dreamers, Gomez Ramirez received a temporary work permit and a reprieve from deportation under President Barack Obama?s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. As a DACA recipient, she has felt the whiplash of the government?s shifting policy toward immigrants ? all while serving and cleaning up after the very politicians who will determine her family?s future here.

Her route to the Senate basement began in 2005. Her mother was living in Washington at the time, and she used the family savings to arrange to bring her to the U.S. Gomez Ramirez was just 14 and living alone in El Salvador, where there was a lack of jobs and a lot of violence. She crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and reunited with her mother and older sister in Washington.

The details of her 25-day journey are still fresh in her mind 12 years later. Traveling through the Guatemalan countryside. The 24 hours she spent cramped in the luggage hold at the bottom of a moving bus. The nights sleeping on the cold ground in the desert, wrapped in a sweater an old woman gave her. The demands by ?coyotes? that her family send more money. And, finally, her passage across the border and into Texas.

Gomez Ramirez started working as soon as she arrived in Washington, first at a McDonald?s and then, after she quit high school to earn more money, at a food supplier making Indian food, where she logged 13-hour days. She worked as a restaurant server, a dishwasher and as the lone woman on a car wash crew, scrubbing and detailing cars eight hours a day in the hot sun. She always sent a portion of every paycheck back to her grandmother in El Salvador.

She went on to have three girls with her husband, Franklin, a fellow Salvadoran she met at church in the U.S. She never left Washington, not even when her father was murdered in El Salvador in 2009 or when her grandmother died in 2010, knowing that if she went to the funerals she might never return to the U.S. She worked to improve her English and re-enrolled in school. She studied while riding the Metro to and from the car wash. She attained her GED.

In 2012, Obama announced the DACA program. Under the rules, undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors could apply for deferred action from deportation and, if approved, get a work permit. Some 750,000 Dreamers ? named for the Dream Act, a failed bill that would have created a permanent program through Congress  ? have received permission to stay in the U.S. through DACA.

Gomez Ramirez was afraid to apply at first: ?I didn?t know if they would grant it or deport me. The last word is theirs.? But with her family?s encouragement and the help of a legal aid group, she rounded up all the documentation showing how long she?d been in the U.S. and submitted it to the government. She kept calling U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to follow up, wondering why friends had been approved before her.

She cried when she was finally granted DACA status roughly a year after she applied. Her aunt threw a party. The next day, she went out to look for a new job. ?I wasn?t afraid,? she said. ?I had the card.?

She applied to work at the Senate office building, no longer worried about her immigration status, and took jobs working at the buffet and inside the coffeeshop. Her husband suffers from a kidney disease and is no longer able to work, so Gomez Ramirez has become the sole breadwinner for the family, stretching her salary to cover rent and groceries for a family of five.

Last year, Gomez Ramirez showed how all workers can benefit when undocumented people are allowed to come out of the shadows. She and other concessions workers in Congress learned that the federal contractor that employs them had misclassified them, which resulted in hourly pay below the legally required prevailing wage. Dozens of low-wage workers were being shorted, right under the noses of members of Congress. With the help of a union-backed labor group called Good Jobs Nation, they took their case to the Labor Department and won backpay.

Gomez Ramirez?s DACA status made her less fearful to speak up about pay and working conditions. She recently spoke at a rally outside the Capitol, calling for higher wages for federal contract workers. Because of the campaign she joined, she said she now earns $1.80 more per hour than she did before, and many other workers have received raises, too.

But her newfound confidence buckled on Nov. 8. She and Franklin stayed up all night as the ballots were counted, and she wept once the election was called for Trump. The Republican candidate had called DACA ?unconstitutional? and vowed to end it. Obama started the program with an executive action; Trump could just as easily unwind it, which would allow Gomez Ramirez?s work permit to expire.

It isn?t at all clear what the new administration will ultimately do. Trump says he wants to focus on deporting people with criminal records rather than those who are working hard and supporting families. He also said he wants to handle DACA recipients with ?heart,? calling the program a ?very, very difficult subject for me.? He has continued the DACA program so far, despite calls from hard-liners to end it.

While Trump has expressed compassion for Dreamers, the administration has continued its tough talk on immigrants who came here illegally, and it has promised to give immigration agents new leeway to do as they want.

Sessions himself has given Dreamers reason to feel uneasy. ?DACA enrollees are not being targeted … [But] everybody in the country illegally is subject to being deported,? Sessions said last month on Fox News. ?So people come here and they stay here a few years, and somehow they think that they?re not subject to being deported. Well, they are.?

Even though Gomez Ramirez got a two-year renewal of her DACA status last year, Trump?s rise to power has changed the way she goes about her day. Last summer her family made the 14-hour drive to Orlando, Florida, to fulfill a promise to take their daughters to Disney World. Now, given the immigration climate, they would no longer risk such a long drive through unknown areas.

?I don?t really go out a lot now,? she said. ?I try to just come to work, do my thing and stay at home. I?m afraid again.?

She feels no more secure for her husband. He has what?s known as temporary protected status from deportation, or TPS. The program allows immigrants to stay in the U.S. because of violence or disaster in their home countries. El Salvador was initially designated TPS because of earthquakes in 2001.

The program exists at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security, and if the Trump administration doesn?t renew it in early 2018, Franklin and 200,000 other Salvadorans could lose their protected status. On top of the immigration worries, he needs a kidney transplant. His family is trying to raise money for the operation.

His health costs make Gomez Ramirez?s paycheck all the more important. She tries to keep her mind focused on her work rather than on the policies senators are drafting upstairs. She was reminded of this the day Sessions passed through her lane. As she told one of her colleagues afterward, they weren?t there to think about the lawmakers who come down the line or where they stand on immigration. They were there to serve them.

?That is all that we do: We work,? Gomez Ramirez said. ?We don?t come here to do anything else.?

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It’s April 1st! And the first day of our NPR Poetry month, where we ask listeners to tweet us their poems using #NPRpoetry. Today’s selection reveals a poet’s day job as a scientist.

Landslide Kills 112 People In Colombia

BOGOTA (Reuters) – A landslide in Colombia?s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing 112 people and injuring at least 120, officials said on Saturday.

Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa.

?It has just been reported to me that we have 112 people dead,? President Juan Manuel Santos said after arriving in Mocoa and declaring a state of emergency. ?We will keep looking.?

Local police said earlier on Saturday that 93 bodies had been recovered. The disaster response unit said 120 people were injured.

?We have sent a team of 150 people to make our response effective and machinery began work immediately,? Carlos Ivan Marquez, head of the unit, said in a statement. ?We will be with the governor and the mayor giving all necessary attention.?

Photos posted on Twitter by the air force showed neighborhood streets filled with mud and damaged houses while cell phone videos on social media showed residents searching for survivors in the debris.

?It?s a big area,? Mocoa Mayor Jose Antonio Castro told Caracol on Saturday. ?A big portion of the many houses were just taken by the avalanche but above all the people were warned with enough time and they were able to get out but houses in 17 neighborhoods have basically been erased.?

Two bridges also were destroyed, Castro said.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is on his way to the area, the government said. Santos said on Twitter that he was praying for the victims.

Heavy rains and a mountainous landscape regularly cause landslides in the Andean country.

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International Court’s Top Official Says Violence in Congo May Amount to War Crimes

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court cited the murder of two United Nations researchers and the discovery of 23 mass graves in the Kasaï region.

Liverpool v Everton

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton.

Mexico Welcomes Possible U.S. Shift on Nafta, but Mistrust of Trump Persists

A draft letter circulating among members of Congress seems to propose keeping much of the trade agreement in place.

Brazil police in Rio held after ‘shooting wounded suspects’

The killings, which were captured on video, have shocked many Brazilians.

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Nothing Goodcomes easy. You know that, right? You will need lots of patience and persistence if you are to make your talent and career parallelI feel so much better since seeing a chiropractor!. Even the best musicians did not get to the top in a day.

Republicans ‘Turn The Cannons On Each Other’ In Week Of Public Feuding

President Trump and congressional Republicans are lobbing insults and blame at one another, as some Republicans consider working more closely with Democrats to get things done.

Trump University Suit Settlement Approved by Judge

The approval of the settlement, assuming it stands, brings to a close a case that garnered outsize national attention during the presidential race.

Three words to set alarm bells off for every firm

Incidents of fraudsters posing as the boss and demanding staff make payments is on the rise.

With Democrats On The Offensive, Neil Gorsuch Takes The Stand In The Senate

WASHINGTON ? On the same day President Donald Trump?s intemperate wiretapping tweets gained him a sharp rebuke in Congress, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began the process of asserting his independence from him in the Senate, which is considering his nomination to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

As Gorsuch sat silently Monday through several hours of opening statements by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, it was Democratic senators who did all they could to throw down the gauntlet for his confirmation hearings on the themes they hope to explore:

The judge?s independence from Trump. The treatment of previous Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. Rulings in which Gorsuch is accused of favoring the powerful over the powerless. His views on whether judges should second-guess the expertise of administrative agencies. His constitutional vision for the rights of women, minorities, workers, the poor and religious minorities. The role of money in politics.

All of these were hot topics for Democrats, who don?t have the votes to reject Gorsuch but could try to block him on the Senate floor, an option Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has left on the table. The progressive base, meanwhile, just wants the party to fight the nominee tooth and nail ? and so the hearings, which are set to last through Thursday, are their chance to grandstand about the issues Democrats care about.

?You?re going to have your hands full with this president,? Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told Gorsuch, who sat attentively as both Democrats and Republicans took turns in praising or raising doubts about him. ?He?s going to keep you busy.?

Trump?s controversial policies and imbroglios came up several times at the hearing, but Gorsuch didn?t address any of them head on when it was his time to address the committee. But he did say that the robes judges wear are meant to signify impartiality toward all.

?Ours is a judiciary of honest, black polyester,? he said. He added that when judges put on robes, ?it?s time to lose our egos and open our minds.?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the committee?s ranking Democrat, said the Senate?s job is to determine if Gorsuch will be ?a reasonable mainstream conservative? on the Supreme Court as well as someone who ?will protect the rights of all Americans, not just the powerful few.?

She criticized Scalia?s constitutional views, which she said would?ve kept segregation and discrimination against women and LGBT people on the books, then wondered aloud about what Gorsuch?s appointment would mean for the future of abortion rights. Feinstein said that Gorsuch?s writings have been read by both anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights activists to mean that he?d vote to overrule Roe v. Wade, and she pointed out that Trump had campaigned specifically on the promise of nominating ?pro-life judges.? 

Time and again, Democrats on the committee praised Garland, the esteemed appeals judge President Barack Obama nominated a month after Scalia?s death but whose nomination was never given the kind of hearing Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is now promptly offering Gorsuch.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Gorsuch?s home state senator who introduced him alongside Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), urged his colleagues to give the judge a hearing out of respect for him and for Garland, and to do it ?in the manner that his predecessor deserved but was denied.?

Since Scalia?s death more than a year ago, the Supreme Court has carried on with only eight justices ? four appointed by Democratic presidents, four by Republican presidents. The addition of Gorsuch would bring the court back to its prior status quo, with ideologically close rulings depending on Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative centrist who has often pivoted on hot-button constitutional issues.

Perhaps because the stakes are high for Democrats, who fear that Trump?s agenda and an entrenched conservative majority put the causes they care about at risk, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) posed rhetorical questions of the nominee, who will no doubt get them again once the formal question-and-answer sessions begin Tuesday.

?Will you allow the government to intrude on Americans? personal privacy and freedoms? Will you elevate the rights of corporations over those of real people? Will you rubber-stamp a president whose administration has asserted that executive power is not subject to judicial review?? Leahy asked.

After taking the oath, Gorsuch finally got a chance to speak well into the afternoon, following introductions by Bennet, Gardner and Neal Katyal, who was acting solicitor general in the early years of the Obama administration.

The nominee stuck to pleasantries and briefly thanked Trump, his family and his legal heroes, including Kennedy and the late Justice Byron White. ?Justice Scalia was a mentor, too,? Gorsuch said.

He repeated a line that he used on the day he was nominated to the Supreme Court, emphasizing how judges should stick to the letter of the law ? no more, no less.

?A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is probably a very bad judge, stretching for policy results he prefers rather than those the law compels,? Gorsuch said.

Talking to reporters after Day 1 of the hearings, Grassley said that he expects the Senate to vote on Gorsuch?s nomination before Congress? Easter recess, which is scheduled to begin April 8, and that he expects some Democrats to join Republicans in putting him through.

Tuesday?s session is expected to be a marathon for Gorsuch, with all 20 senators on the judiciary committee posing questions in 30-minute intervals. That?s at least 10 hours in the hot seat.

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London Attacker a ‘Soldier of the Islamic State,’ Eight Others Arrested

New information has been revealed on the terror attack that killed an American and several others in London.

Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

The president’s reputation as a deal-maker is on the line Friday as House Republicans face a politically perilous vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Bastions of democracy

An attacker tried and failed to access Westminster – so what is security like in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC?

Life in the land of ‘candle princesses’

Writer Eris Choo describes growing up dark-skinned in Malaysia among “candle princesses”.

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In this self help group that moms in our neighborhood are in, there was a great talk of this clean and children friendly place. Surprisingly we all agreed to visit this in our neat little van. All mom want even to bring along all their troublesome children. They really can’t bear waiting more than a day before setting their eyes on this place.

Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato

The new US defence secretary’s warning comes as he also insists Nato is a “fundamental bedrock”..http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38984947
he new US defence secretary’s warning comes as he also insists Nato is a “fundamental bedrock”.

Artists need to be commercial too

No matter how skilled an artisan is, if they don’t know how to sell and market their work they won’t be commercially successful..http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38931698
o matter how skilled an artisan is, if they don’t know how to sell and market their work they won’t be commercially successful.

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I am going to attempt to make our daughter a sweater for the winter time in Opinions differ about the best method of lice removal, but treatment is definitely available in Braintree now.. It will be very good practice for me.

The Moment That Marketers Live For

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By Chris Harris, Managing Director, teamDigital Promotions, Inc.

When 7-year-old Joseph Perez asked Tom Brady at Super Bowl LI Opening Night, “who is your hero?” he probably wasn’t expecting the veteran quarterback to tear up in response. But in one of those moments that’s just too good to be scripted, that’s what happened.

There is probably nobody more excited about this moment than the folks on the Panini America Trading Cards brand team. Joseph is this year’s Panini Kid Reporter, a youth ambassador who will represent all young NFL fans at media events during Super Bowl week. We’ve all heard the adage “content is king,” but with his news-making question, Joseph affirms our belief that sometimes it’s not, moments are king.

We live with cluttered newsfeeds and more notifications than we can rightly manage. Every day, so much content is fighting for our attention that breaking through takes something extraordinary; something like a question that only a 7-year-old could ask.

We believe in the power of a great idea – bringing kids and their hero athletes together on a national stage. But we also believe that a great idea is only as good as the ability to pull it off. While we develop our share of big ideas with activations that engage thousands of casual fans, moments like Panini’s only happen when we find the right fan for the brand. Increasing the likelihood that these moments will happen requires a more nuanced approach; one that focuses on quality over quantity. That is, promotions that are designed for those who are highly passionate and highly engaged.

Although the growth of paid influencers as ambassadors has merit, we believe finding true fans of the brand, the team or the league helps set the stage for authentic, share-worthy moments. teamDigital creates platforms for engaging the most qualified people – in this case, fans.

For a brand, there’s something powerful to be said for having the right fan in the right place, ready to make the most of a spontaneous moment. This year, we’re proud to have worked on behalf of our clients – NFL, Panini and Courtyard by Marriott — to find three moment-making, super fans each with their own unique experience. We focused on the fans, put their fandom to the test and made them prove it in unique ways. Then we got to know them and got them ready to take on the biggest event of the year. 

Expect more magical moments at Super Bowl LI. From the girl who embodies the mission of NFL PLAY 60 and will hand off the game ball on Super Bowl night, to the ultimate fan who will experience the ultimate sleepover at a Courtyard by Marriott suite inside NRG Stadium, to Panini Kid Reporter Joseph. Each of these fans exemplifies the spirit of the brands they represent.

The Super Bowl may just be the epitome of content creation and consumption: commercials, plays for the history books, and touching on-field celebrations are always staples of the big game. But marketers are interested in the moments that transcend. Like when a 7-year old raises his hand and asks the question of Super Bowl LI.

About the Author

Chris Harris is Managing Director at teamDigital Promotions. A 15+ year digital strategy and marketing veteran, Chris leads teamDigital’s agency strategy for clients which include sports teams, leagues and organizations; financial services; retail and CPG.

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By Chris Harris, Managing Director, teamDigital Promotions, Inc.

When 7-year-old Joseph Perez asked Tom Brady at Super Bowl LI Opening Night, “who is your hero?” he probably wasn’t expecting the veteran quarterback to tear up in response. But in one of those moments that’s just too good to be scripted, that’s what happened.

There is probably nobody more excited about this moment than the folks on the Panini America Trading Cards brand team. Joseph is this year’s Panini Kid Reporter, a youth ambassador who will represent all young NFL fans at media events during Super Bowl week. We’ve all heard the adage “content is king,” but with his news-making question, Joseph affirms our belief that sometimes it’s not, moments are king.

We live with cluttered newsfeeds and more notifications than we can rightly manage. Every day, so much content is fighting for our attention that breaking through takes something extraordinary; something like a question that only a 7-year-old could ask.

We believe in the power of a great idea – bringing kids and their hero athletes together on a national stage. But we also believe that a great idea is only as good as the ability to pull it off. While we develop our share of big ideas with activations that engage thousands of casual fans, moments like Panini’s only happen when we find the right fan for the brand. Increasing the likelihood that these moments will happen requires a more nuanced approach; one that focuses on quality over quantity. That is, promotions that are designed for those who are highly passionate and highly engaged.

Although the growth of paid influencers as ambassadors has merit, we believe finding true fans of the brand, the team or the league helps set the stage for authentic, share-worthy moments. teamDigital creates platforms for engaging the most qualified people – in this case, fans.

For a brand, there’s something powerful to be said for having the right fan in the right place, ready to make the most of a spontaneous moment. This year, we’re proud to have worked on behalf of our clients – NFL, Panini and Courtyard by Marriott — to find three moment-making, super fans each with their own unique experience. We focused on the fans, put their fandom to the test and made them prove it in unique ways. Then we got to know them and got them ready to take on the biggest event of the year. 

Expect more magical moments at Super Bowl LI. From the girl who embodies the mission of NFL PLAY 60 and will hand off the game ball on Super Bowl night, to the ultimate fan who will experience the ultimate sleepover at a Courtyard by Marriott suite inside NRG Stadium, to Panini Kid Reporter Joseph. Each of these fans exemplifies the spirit of the brands they represent.

The Super Bowl may just be the epitome of content creation and consumption: commercials, plays for the history books, and touching on-field celebrations are always staples of the big game. But marketers are interested in the moments that transcend. Like when a 7-year old raises his hand and asks the question of Super Bowl LI.

About the Author

Chris Harris is Managing Director at teamDigital Promotions. A 15+ year digital strategy and marketing veteran, Chris leads teamDigital’s agency strategy for clients which include sports teams, leagues and organizations; financial services; retail and CPG.

– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Brit Supreme Court Throws Monkey Wrench in May’s Brexit Plan

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Brit Supreme Court Throws Monkey Wrench in May’s Brexit Plan

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We are representing ourselves in the next hearing with our neighbor in . We will get this settled really soon I’m sure.

The Labor Rights and Business Case for Factory Audits and Advising

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A worker holds part of a pair of trousers at PT Trisula Garmindo Manufacturing in Bandung, West Java province September 17, 2013. In PT Trisula International's hangar-sized factory outside the western Indonesian city of Bandung, hundreds of workers stitch together clothes for some of the world's top brands. Amid the clatter and hum of their machines are hopes for a renaissance that can restore Indonesia's place among Asia's big manufacturing economies, a status it lost in the mid-1990s. Picture taken September 17, 2013 (Reuters/Beawiharta).

Global trade and the supply chains that support it are undergoing a period of profound change. Supply chains face threats…

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