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Chris Brantley

Chris Brantley


Chris Brantley is a contributor at The Motley Fool specializing in sports-related businesses, the food and beverage industry, and whatever else piques his curiosity in the world of business and beyond.

Recent articles


Why Facebook Inc. Can Overcome a Decline in Teen Use

The rumors of Facebook's demise seem to have been greatly exaggerated. At least, according to new research. Find out why Facebook investors don't need to worry about minimal declines in Facebook use among teens and young adults.

How Facebook's Recent Algorithm Change Will Make the Company More Money

Facebook organic reach and engagement has plummeted for some big brands. Find out why Zuckerberg and company expected it and what it means for Facebook's future revenues.

5 Reasons Investors Should "Like" Facebook Stock

After years of skepticism, I'm giving Facebook a thumbs up. Here's 5 easy-to-understand reasons it's a solid buy for the near-term.

Why the Big 3 Will Propel Brown-Forman Corp to New Heights

Brown-Forman increased its earning per share by 17% for the quarter ending April 30. Here's three reasons why this is only the beginning for the American whiskey maker.

What Does Diageo's $115 Million Investment in Bourbon Mean for Investors?

Diageo plans to spend $115 million to build a 1.8 million proof gallon distillery in Kentucky to meet rising demand for American whiskey. Find out what it means for investors.

Why Google, Facebook, and Twitter Ad Revenues Still Have Plenty of Room to Grow

A recent report tracking Internet trends shows there's huge upside to Internet advertising revenue growth in the next few years. FInd out what it means for Google, Facebook, and Twitter.


How the FCC Could Make or Cost You Millions

The Fedral Communications Commission is making some landmark policy decisions. Will they make or break your investments? Find out now.

Is Nike Rebounding in China?

After employing a "reset" strategy Nike is starting to show signs of life in Greater China, but its future orders have some investors concerned. What lays ahead for Nike?

What Tiger Woods Is Worth to Golf and its Advertisers

When Tiger is MIA, every golf sponsor suffers not just Nike. In fact, television ratings plummet 30% and some experts estimate the golf industry as a whole takes a $15 billion hit.


If Streaming Music Kills Digital Downloads, Apple Must Make a Huge Decision

Can Apple do what Steve Jobs argued wasn't possible? Dropping music downloads may force them to give these two new strategies a try.

McDowell’s No 1 whisky

Why Diageo Wants to Up its Stake in United Spirits

United Spirits brands are taking over Drinks International's "The Millionaires' Club" rankings -- and Diageo wants more of the action. Find out why long-term investors should be toasting Diageo's tender for the Indian spirits maker.


What Starbucks Has to Gain by Expanding its Alcohol Sales

Meet me at Starbucks for a cup of ... Malbec? In an initiative to grow sales and double market cap, the undisputed coffee giant is expanding its sale of wine and beer in more of its stores. Here's why it just might work.

Why Apple Will Thrive With Ive at the Software Design Helm

Apple just moved its "human interface" -- or software design -- team under star designer Jonathan Ive. Here's why this "design decision" might turn out to be Tim Cook's most important move since taking over.

Why Jordan Spieth's Masters Performance Made Under Armour Happy

What Spieth just did at the Masters is an inkling of his future and what Under Armour did last year could just be the beginning of a run at Nike and Adidas, especially with major international growth ahead.

Why Apple Is Worried About Samsung and Google

Samsung smartphones and Google's Android OS continue to outpace Apple's iPhone and iOS and Apple's sales force is worried, according to an internal memo presented in Samsung's court battle with Apple.

How DuckDuckGo Is Positioning Itself to Take on Google

Right now, it appears that Google has conquered the search engine world with Bing and Yahoo lagging way behind in market share and revenues. Find out how a search engine taking a different approach could carve out a profitable niche among the big players.

How Sprint Can Overtake Verizon and AT&T by Providing Wireless High-Speed Internet

The number three wireless carrier by number of subscribers, Sprint has more spectrum than any other wireless carrier. But can it use this advantage to build its business and market share?

Nike's Future Growth Does Not Hinge on the World Cup

Nike and Adidas have made big pushes to grow their market share during this year's World Cup, but Nike could lose the battle and still win the war.


Why Diageo Is Pushing for a Change to Tennessee Whiskey Laws, and How Jack Daniel’s Is Fighting Back

Is Diageo behind the push for new Tennessee Whiskey laws? Jack Daniel's maker Brown-Forman thinks so and it's fighting back. The winner stands to gain some ground on the other in the global whiskey battle.


Diageo Targets the Booming Bourbon Market with Bulleit

Diageo want its share of the growing America whiskey market. But, it may have to launch a bit of a covert operation to make Bulleit a player in the world market, while maintaining its artisanal image.