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"ScrilltownMO" Let's take a closer look and the Music Entrepreneur and CEO who represents "music, fashion, & hustle"

After a 15 year hiatus from music, ScrilltownMO is now climbing the ladder back to the top "one single at a time". In 2020, he co-authored an Amazon #1 Best-Seller titled, "Yes I Can", started his own signature clothing line and shoe company called Scrilltown Clothing Co & Apparel, and released over 7 different musical projects.He also managed to secure distribution deals with The Orchard (a division of Sony Music), Ingrooves (UMG), and Symphonic Distribution. In 2021, ScrilltownMO teamed up with Dogface Music and Amada Records for the "Red Devil" compilation project (succeeded to hit #25 on the Top 25 Billboard Charts). In last two and half years ScrilltownMO has a total of over 1 Million digital streams worldwide.  Since signing a label distribution deal (ScrilltownMO Music/Symphonic), He has surpassed 500,000 digital streams (with the re-release EP of "Street Music & Meditation'', and 11 other musical projects) and has also contributed to 6 music videos with over 200K views worldwide. ScrilltownMO has a successful videocast called "Welcome to Scrilltown Talk", and also owns and operates a licensed internet radio station called "Scrilltown Radio" (on LIVE365). ScrilltownMO is the true definition of "grind, hustle, money motivation, and staying TRUE". 

So if you were to ask "what's new for ScrilltownMO" this season, he would tell you; "making my brand- ScrilltownMO LLC into a one stop shop". With ScrilltownMO Management & Consulting, ScrilltownMO Music/Publishing, Scrilltown Clothing Co & Apparel, Scrilltown Radio, and Welcome to Scrilltown Talk, "staying busy" is most definitely an understatement. Just since Christmas alone ScrilltownMO Music has released musical projects: "Grind Hard or Go Home" (the mixtape), "M-Strange" (self-titled), "City Boy Country Girl" (Griff Galexxzee), "You Do The Math" (Square Rootz), "Chivalry's Back" (Pennhouse), "You Might Get Shot" (Music Video by Square Rootz), and "Hypnotized" (Becky Raisman)", just to start off the winter season. 

When he's not dealing with next new music project, designing the latest shoe, creating one of the 8 new mixshows on his radio station, or interviewing a celebrity or entertainer as a guest on his videocast, he's managing some of the hottest up and coming musicians from all across the globe.

The multi-talented model, dancer, singer-songwriter extraordinaire "Daffie Doc" is by way of Paris, France and she is taking the world by storm with her energetic dance moves, beautiful voice, and trendy social media videos.

Sacramento's own producer, singer-songwriter, rapper, and engineer "Exurt Beatz" is not only the man behind several hits from ScrilltownMO Music, but he's also one half of the lyrically driven hiphop group "Square Rootz".

Lastly, there's the New Orleans born, St. Charles Parish raised trapper "Cee Glizzy BigSteppa", who has his debut project on the the way that features an all-star cast of Multi-Platinum and Award Winning beat makers and producers, along with some of the most popular, trending, and viral influential artists from across the world wide web.

While given no reason to slow down now, ScrilltownMO is continuing to keep the momentum going with "music, fashion, and hustle." Check out all of ScrilltownMO related brands, music, and entertainment on all media platforms, including TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram, where @scrilltownmobiz will have you laughing out loud with his weekly shorts and reels. 

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Marquètte AI-Powered Platform to Kickstart Gripping Content Creation

Marquètte is an AI-powered platform that can assist businesses and especially content creators, in many ways. Its primary purpose is to help you answer multiple questions using the power of AI. The process is simple, you ask a question, and the AI processes a vast database to provide you with several opinions on the topic. Launching April 8th, Marquètte by an American software development company Devtorium will make content creation a breeze!

The applications of Marquètte are incredibly versatile.

  • Content creators and marketing agencies can use the opinions provided by Marquètte to speed up research greatly. The product can help kickstart the content creation process by offering ideas and different perspectives. Writers can use them to create robust content on any topic.
  • Businesses can use these opinions to learn more about their audiences or the market. This information can help one see a matter from different angles. Therefore, it would be possible to make more informed decisions about management and business as a whole.
  • Students can use the capabilities of Marquètte when doing research or looking for inspiration for their essays.

The AI-powered platform Marquètte is available for a free trial so that anyone can test it. The solution is highly intuitive and optimized for all devices. So it’s always easy to sign up and experience what it does.

Silver Subscription Plan is available to those who would like to explore Marquètte to the fullest. This plan also includes the option of having the answers moderated by an expert consultant. This way, one gets a piece of valuable content that can be used in many different ways. For example, opinions from Marquètte can become drafts for social media or blog posts. They can also be a part of a forum marketing strategy.

Subscribing to Marquètte gives one access to the in-app currency called Credits. Using them opens access to extra features, like human editing of the AI-generated answers. One can purchase more credits at any time. The solution payment system is powered by Stripe to guarantee maximum security and protection of the users’ data.

Marquètte was developed by Devtorium, a software development company with headquarters in the US. Devtorium also has multiple offices in Eastern Europe. The company recently merged with Morebis, one of the top developers in New York and North Carolina, according to Clutch.

The idea to create Marquètte came up about two years ago, says Abhishek Jain, Devtorium Chief Product Officer:

“It’s taken our team of data scientists, backend and front-end developers, DevOps, UI/UX designers, and marketers about two years to launch this MVP that we’re proud of. A team of 18 people has been working for 75 thousand hours (2 years), giving their all to our idea. I’m amazed at the enthusiasm of our devs. We are all hyped up to see how our product helps people overcome so many business challenges. We are anxiously waiting for user feedback! It’s our first proprietary SaaS product and we ask you to go easy on us and share your candid opinions. We are a customer-centric company and want to establish a dialogue with all our users. Already we are bursting with ideas on how we will improve this product with every update on a bi-weekly basis!”

Devtorium is a team of 220+ expert developers, data scientists, information security professionals, marketers, and UI/UX designers. The company holds multiple certificates, including ISO 27001:2013. Devtorium works with customers from all over the world on projects ranging from energy management to beauty and insurance applications.

A part of the Devtorium development team is based in Ukraine, and the company has taken an active role in assisting people affected by the war raging in that country. 30% of the company’s income is donated to humanitarian aid and reconstruction projects.

Marquètte is the company’s innovation in the area of SaaS. However, Devtorium has many other projects and concepts in development. The team’s motto is ‘future-proof your business’. They are always looking into the future, finding ways to improve their quality of service and tech.

Devtorium headquarters: Lafayette Str 148, New York, NY 110011

Email: sales@devtoroium.com

Schedule a free Marquètte demo call

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Cullen Chambers Proves His Acting Prowess Again With a Powerful Role in American Siege

Cullen Chambers, the actor well-known for his multifaceted acting skills and talent, plays an important role in American Siege, an action thriller starring Bruce Wills. The film is written and directed by Edward Drake and also stars Timothy V. Murphy, Rob Gough, Johann Urb, Anna Hindman, Johnny Messner, and Janet Jones. The film was released by Vertical Entertainment on January 7, 2022.

Cullen has played many diverse roles in his long and splendid career. He has worked as a principal actor, bit player, special bit player, featured actor, stunt and photo double, hand and body parts model, and background player/actor/extra.

He has been a body-double for six Academy-Award winners and many other A-list actors. He was a photo body-double for the late Nelson Mandela for Oprah Winfrey’s “O” Magazine.

Cullen Chambers earned a reputation as a stellar author with his entertainment industry book, Award Winning Bestseller, Back To One: The Complete Movie Extras Guidebook. The book is co-authored by Elisha Choice and has illustrations by Reuven Harris.

The book covers an interesting gamut of topics aimed at helping aspiring actors make it big in the industry. The popular topics are:

  • How to act, make good money and get more work in movies, T.V. shows, soap operas, commercials, music videos, modeling, market research, print ads, audience participation, and reality shows
  • Where and how to find jobs, including over 100 extras casting agencies with free registration
  • The fastest way to get a S.A.G. card
  • Tips, tidbits, and tricks of the trade
  • How to market yourself for success
  • Special section: get your child into acting

The book also provides valuable information and advice on scams in the industry, working with agents, getting the right photos, wardrobe, résumés, working conditions, etc.

According to many experts, this book and some persistence are all an actor needs to succeed as a Hollywood extra and background performer.

Cullen Chambers has also authored the immensely popular ‘Movie Extra Work for Rocket Scientists Paperback’. It provides a simple and easy proven step-by-step plan for getting started in the industry.

It is the #1 authority in aspiring actors, background actors and movie extras casting agency information since 1986. The book has over 300,000 satisfied, loyal and motivated customers.

Cullen G. Chambers is an award-winning actor, voiceover artist, author, writer, producer, filmmaker, and new media entrepreneur with a dominating presence in the entertainment industry. Based in Los Angeles, California, his filmography spans genres like action, comedy, drama, sitcoms, and thriller. Chambers versatile character acting skills have won him roles as a lawyer, a doctor, a father, a grandpa and so on.

The amazingly talented Cullen has also worked hard at proving himself as a professional filmmaker. Over the years, he has appeared in notable films like Weaponized, Until the Day I Die (Pts 1 and 2), Mr. Pig, Ole B.R.Y.C.E, Cherry Red Kiss, Deep Impact, Hollywood Invasion, and many other films.

Cullen has also been on television shows like S.W.A.T., Scorpion, Raising Hope, The West Wing, In Living Color, Crossing Jordan, Culture Clash, AP BIO, Soul Man, and American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. Chambers also appeared as an alien and a background actor in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

Cullen G. Chambers is also involved in commercials for Google, Amazon, SuperCuts, Allstate Insurance, ReMax, Budweiser, American Express, Sony, Airbnb, Fiverr, DirectTV, Domino’s Pizza, Barclays Bank, Daikin, U.S. Census Bureau, Apple, Entresto, Microsoft, A.B.C. Disney, Nintendo, U.C.L.A., Federal Express, AARP, MixPanel, National Rental Car, eXel, Daikin, Morgan & Morgan, Aetna, Farxiga and Nature’s Balance.

Cullen Chambers is an experienced entertainment veteran author/writer. He has written 18 award-winning/best-selling books. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) and The American Federation of Radio & Television Artists (A.F.T.R.A.).

About Cullen Chambers

Author Cullen Chambers has worked in over 3,000 films, T.V. shows, commercials, and video productions. He has appeared in popular movies such as Deep Impact, Pulp Fiction, Harlem Nights, Die Hard II, RoboCop II, Star Trek, and The Next Generation. He has done several T.V. shows, including Dallas, Cheers, L.A. Law, Alien Nation, Resurrection Blvd, In Living Color, and Murder She Wrote.

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14-Year old Whiz Kid, Kimeila Campbell, is gaining notoriety as the Mini Oprah for Good Reason

New York, NY – February 7, 2022 – On Sunday January 23, 2022, CEO and Founder Kimeila Campbell launched her exclusive, limited edition, and double cover YNTY Magazine. (You’re Never Too Young) at her 14th birthday celebration. The Red Carpet was held at the Glitz Elite Event Studio Jamaica Queens NY. 


Photo Credit: Karl M. Lee

Kimeila Campbell is the FIRST Kidpreneur to create a publication for other kidpreneurs and Kid influencers. The Inaugural Issue of YNTY MAGAZINE (January Issue) spotlighted kidpreneurs, celebrity stylists and a double cover of Kimeila. The response was above and beyond expectation.  During the event Kimeila signed off and presented her magazine to family, peers and kid influencers in attendance as well as honored and awarded her mentors with plaques for the support each of them have provided while pursuing her dream of entrepreneurship.

DJ Annie Red, a 14-year-old DJ from Brooklyn, NY, provided the music. She is one of the Top 5 Finalists for 2021 Kid of the Year for TIME MAGAZINE for kids. The photographer for the night is successful 17-year-old Dana (@Versatilelens), who has been in business since the age of 14. Also in attendance was 17-year-old famed designer, author, activist and influencer Egypt Ufele.

About Kimeila

Kimeila Campbell was born in Jamaica, West Indies and migrated to the USA at the age of 6 years old. Kimeila has been featured as a “Wiz Kid” and an “A” student in large news outlets, such as, The Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Star, Enspire Magazine, Jamaica Morning Times, Irie Radio Jam and CVM. Kimeila is slowly but surely garnering much attention and is called the “Mini Oprah.” Oprah Winfrey is Kimeila’s inspiration leading Kimeila to now pursue modeling, which she has never done before, and grace the covers of her own magazine.

About YNTY

YNTY (You’re Never Too Young) by Kimeila is a brand that aims to inspire and motivate young and upcoming entrepreneurs, influencers and public figures, (under the age of 17), to boldly go after their dreams and not limit themselves because of their age. YNTY Magazine and Apparel strives to remind it’s audience to always believe in their abilities and to remember You’re Never Too Young to make a difference.

The YNTY team worked diligently and expeditiously to meet all deadlines in time for the launch. Proud is not a strong enough word to describe this experience. History has been made, and YNTY is far beyond a magazine. YNTY is a movement that is already in motion around the world. The YNTY community of kids is growing as we speak, and this is just the beginning.

For all press inquiries please contact Yvonne Forbes at labelleladivapr@gmail.com or via 516-469-0587

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The Data Transformation Trilogy Part 1 – Dr. Paul Bailo Offers His Views on Leadership and C-Level Talent in the Latest Episode of ‘The Digital Transformation Insight’

The Digital Insights has shared the views of Dr. Paul Bailo in its latest episode of The Digital Transformation Insight Podcast – The Digital Transformation Trilogy Part 1. The platform brings to its viewers the views and insights of the leading Digital Transformation Executive on Leadership and C-Level Talent.

Here is the shorter audio version of the podcast: https://pod.fo/e/c0459

According to Dr. Paul Bailo, organizations exist because they generate revenue. They have a commitment to the community, but the job of all companies is to make money. Companies must realize and accept that times are changing and change must happen. They need an open mind to be aware of the changes happening around them and build commitment and awareness for change. 

Digital transformation begins with identifying the talent that can make it happen. Talent is the most critical asset of any organization. People are undoubtedly the most valuable strength of any organization and must be nurtured and pushed towards accepting changes. 

According to Dr. Bailo, digital transformation cannot come only from the efforts of the management. The company and the employees must be in the game of data transformation together. On their part, employees must ignite their creative side, keep thinking and pushing their mental intellect, and learn new skills and processes to be in the game. 

Employees must ask themselves if they have the right talent, an analytical mindset, the ability to understand algorithms, and know Machine Learning – which will be the basis of the functioning of any organization in the future. If they don’t have any of these, they must pick up these skills by joining the right programs instead of just giving up. This will help them become a valuable asset to the organization, says Dr. Bailo.

The digital transformation expert states that the world is changing, and hence people must also change. Organizations of the future require high-quality and highly talented employees. That’s why employees must remain committed to learning the needed skills and becoming experts in areas in which they can add value to their organization.

To the question – why talent is not grabbing attention when it comes to data transformation, Dr. Bailo replies that an organization needs really good leaders who can lead and transform people. They are the ones with the responsibility of recognizing and nurturing potential talent within the organization and encouraging them to accept the transformation.

“The real good leaders are those who recognize good people and talent and allow them to innovate,” he adds.

Dr. Bailo opines employees should realize that they have to contribute to the revenue of the company by being of more value than what it paid them for. Organizations must also support those who create more value for them with their skills and innovation. They need the best ones to help overcome tough times and challenges. Simply firing people because they fail to deliver or cutting costs is not a good move. Employees must be encouraged to be a part of the money-making process so that they can deliver the value expected of them and more.

Dr. Bailo admits that change is painful and not everyone can survive the changes. Most organizations fail because they don’t try to understand the future and have proper plans in place to react to it. If organizations turn a blind eye and choose not to see what’s coming, they are not going to survive.

Dr. Bailo believes that it is important to become smart, look at the future, and make changes even if everything is going right at present and they are making lots of money. He says that what got them here will get them there too.

Dr. Paul Bailo advocates an open and supportive culture in organizations and believes it to be vital for the success of an organization in a competitive marketplace. Organizations must support employees all the way and set an example for the others.  

Companies must create a culture in which employees can communicate their needs freely.

Dr. Bailo states very accurately that the new generation moves very quickly and is always looking to do something cool and interesting. Companies must support them and encourage them to perform better. 

Dr. Paul Bailo strongly recommends that companies must search for the truth and find out what’s working for them and what’s not. Those at the helm must find the reasons for some people leaving and others staying put. These reasons can help them manage their organization better. 

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Nzg2X7qie-U

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"Doodle TherapyX2" Coloring Book provides whimsical escape during anxious times

November 18th, 2020 – Austin artist, Robert Battaile “Keeps it Weird” with his latest “Doodle TherapyX2” Coloring Book.

It’s especially useful to have some creative distractions that help you make it thru these crazy times. Multi-media artist and singer/songwriter has distilled 25 designs from a lifetime of doodling. “When the perfect pen is in my hand and the mind is elsewhere, or talking on the phone… that’s when some of my best Doods draw themselves.”

Battaile thinks the print version turned out great, but says it’s not a coffee-table book. “It’s not just an intellectual exercise of looking at the drawings and saying ‘oh, that’s nice’” the artist maintains, “No, you have to actually put a colored pen or pencil in your hand… and apply it to the paper. That’s when you escape.”
 
Shortly, the images begin to acquire personality. Given them names and a history as you create an environment and story for each. It can be a family activity… or not. The book is designed for all ages, even “grown-ups.” Each of the 25 images appears twice. Once on a left-side page; and once on a right-side page. “As a leftie, it feels great to finally have a coloring book that gives left-handers equal time,” Battaile laughs. “Putzing around with spiral binders and three-ring notebooks has always been a pain!”
 
“Doodle TherapyX2” is available from Amazon in print (.99) or digital (.99) versions: bit.ly/DoodleTherapyX2
 
There is of course, also Doodle TherapyX2 merchandise, coffee mugs, t-shirts and such at cafepress.com/RobertsArt
 
“You’re certainly invited to copy pages, color them and share with your friends,” Battaile adds. “Something unique, different and fun. Send some to me, too.”
 
The design “Travis Takes A Jaunt” is attached for you to share and color.
 
Contact: Robert Battaile battaile@calexas.com
 
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Interface Magazine Provides Insights Into – Dr. Paul J. Bailo Thinking About Digital Execution

Interface Magazine has published the views of Dr. Paul J. Bailo in its 14th issue. The magazine brings to its readers views and insights of the leading global technology innovators and professionals.

The article on the planning part of Digital Transformation. Dr. Paul J Bailo has shared his views on the critical role of planning in the digital transformation process.

“The planning phase is a critical piece in the digital transformation process,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation.  “The chances of achieving success in the digital transformation strategy depends to a large extent on the planning part. The execution is easy but the planning is harder.”

Dr. Paul who has proven expertise in multiple competencies states that the planning process must begin with an evaluation of the changes that are needed, and understanding why a business exists, and how it functions. 

Dr. Paul says that business owners must have a clear focus on the goal and identify the performance gap and the opportunity gap distinctly. It is equally important to understand what form of change is needed to move ahead and whether the organization is ready for that change. 

One of the key requirements to successfully implement the digital transformation process is having the right leadership team to guide the organization through the change. The leadership must keep pushing because some amount of skepticism will always be seen among the early adopters as they might not be keen on innovation and change. 

Dr. Paul admits that ushering a change in the existing business process could be hugely challenging as it involves fundamentally changing the core foundation of the business.

According to Dr. Paul, the critical piece of the idea of digital transformation is to have the right leadership and the right people in the team. Those with the right digital mindset can convince and take others along and can transform even large institutions. 

“There will always be resistance to change as people who have been working in an organization for long have their minds wired in a specific manner,” says Dr. Paul. “Digital leaders who want to plan a successful digital transformation can’t have people with legacy thinking on their team.  The foundation piece is imp but the thinking has to be flexible and they must be ready to change.” 

Organizations need the best digital transformation professionals to be able to pull off the change successfully. Empowering is the best way of removing obstacles in the digital transformation process. This involves providing people access to the process, training, preparing, and educating them, and ensuring that they get completely involved in the transformation journey. 

Dr. Paul - digital transformation leaders must not only possess emotional intelligence but also a street sense. The team can support the other players through proper training, performance management systems, controls, and constantly improving the process. 

Dr. Paul again reiterates that there are just a handful of professionals who can deal with the multitude of challenges posed by digital transformation. The key thing to focus on is building the climate of change in an organization. 

Leaders must understand the psychology of building commitment for change. For this to happen, it is important to know the culture of the organization and the planning must be made around that culture. 

According to Dr. Paul, digital planning is all about rethinking the business process, rethinking what the future looks like, how it is to work with new and different clients, embracing new technology, and new data analytics.

About Interface Magazine:

The Interface Magazine is a popular and reputed platform that showcases the best global technology leaders. The magazine has published the views expressed by Dr. Bailo on digital transformation in its 14th issue. The article has been posted under the Title: Be Human, Have Vision, Stay Curious. 

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Dr. Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Innovation, Data Analytics and Business Operations. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. Dr. Bailo is a global digital executive, top selling author, innovator and ivy league professor.

 

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Dr. Paul J. Bailo Shares His Insights On Digital Transformation In Part 1 of The Podcast Trilogy

The first part of the trilogy – ‘Digital Transformation - Leadership with Dr. Paul J. Bailo’ has just been released. In this part of the podcast, Dr. Paul J. Bailo shares his views about the importance of leadership in digital transformation. He also stressed on the key reasons why it has become imperative for organizations to focus on creating a digital model during the global health crisis and have to forcibly operate within restricted space.

“I don’t see how any organization in this current world could survive without a true digital leadership model,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data & Innovation. “The leadership model of the physical world is in the past. The forefront and cornerstone of every business must be digital from here on if they want to survive and become successful.”

Paul has a string of achievements to his credit and it includes empowering the expansion processes of multinationals, mentoring top performers, coordinating strategic planning, comprehensive handling of P&L budget, and, building significant market partnerships. 

The reputed digital thought leader opines that with the coronavirus forcing nearly everyone to work from home, there is a pressing need to follow a true digital leadership model. 

Paul says a real digital leader is one with a vision and the knowledge of bringing together people, and processes and making the best use of them even during the restraining challenges imposed byCovid-19.

Companies are suddenly waking up to the reality that their digital model is not current. While the experienced digital leaders are aware of the need to improve upon the digital model, the execution part poses the biggest challenge.

A digital leader must not remain in their comfort zone. They must break out of their shells, network, and build relationships, outside their domain. This can help them make the brain work differently so that perfect business management solutions can be quickly crafted.

Paul says that the organization leadership must have the enthusiasm to put the various components of the digital framework together to move ahead. This cannot be achieved without collaboration. 

Companies going digital need new talent, new models, and new leadership skills. These are not easy to find. Even the implementation of digital processes requires a different mindset which can be extremely difficult for most people. 

A good digital leader must

  • Be humane and speak the truth, 

  • Have a vision that people can understand and connect with

  • Be curious about tech, developments in other fields and other things in general

A good digital leader must also know to fine-tune their skill, must be passionate about tech, and most importantly, loves people. 

The 14th issue of the reputed Interface Magazine has published the views expressed by Dr. Bailo in the Digital Transformation – The Trilogy. It has been posted under the Title: Be Human, Have Vision, Stay Curious. 

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His background in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. His blue-chip background includes major corporate entities such as Google, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard, American Express, GE, Citibank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYC Transit Authority, and US Department of Transportation.

Paul teaches at Columbia University and the Adjunct Executive Graduate Professor in Applied Analytics and Digital Marketing, Innovation, and Data Analytics at New York University. He served as an Executive Advisor to the Governments of Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi, as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria and Drexel University. 

Paul is currently doing his Ph.D. in International Leadership & Innovation through the International School of Management. He holds eight US patents and has earned his Six Sigma Black Belt through GE. 

About Interface Magazine:

Interface Magazine is an industry-leading digital magazine that offers technology-focused insights from the industry’s leading executives. It’s a dedicated platform for CIO’s, CTO’s and CDO’s and provides updates on matters related to digital disruption & technology transformation. The magazine aims to provide an opportunity to technology leaders by creating personal, peer-to-peer narrative on company-wide disruption through technology. The area of focus of the magazine includes change management, digital, big data & analytics, blockchain, AI & machine learning and more.

To read the magazine, click the link below -

https://www.b2e-media.com/magazines/interface-magazine-issue-14

You can hear the podcast on the link below - 

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Oc9DLu0JyDKIJse3HxKnr 

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The New Bold Boss… Bold Brings New Editor In Chief, Janet Conroy-Quirk, to Lead Bold Magazine into the Future

Bold Beginnings

July 27, 2020 - Beginning nearly 10 years ago, Bold Magazine, one of two crown jewel properties of Bold Holdings, LLC (formerly Bold Media, Inc.) has covered women’s sports, business, media, and fashion. Having switched solely to plus size news and information in 2014, CEO Christopher Salute showed he was ready to take the leap as a straight, white, cisgender, male in a new and highly diverse space… a leap that was not without challenges. In 2017 and 2018, Salute presented all over the country and worked with some of the nation’s leading body positivity and plus activists. Now, in 2020, Bold has expanded to own multiple magazines, a Brand Management Company, radio shows, microblogs and more. 

A New Voice

Being a Self-Acceptance Champion hasn’t always been Janet Conroy-Quirk’s primary job. A Social Worker by trade (Janet is an MSW), she graduated from Fordham University at Rose Hill with a BA in Communications. Conroy-Quirk then began a career in social services and obtained her MSW degree from Hunter College. Throughout her social work career in NYC, she served populations ranging from the homeless to older adults.  She then transitioned into acting, and strongly believes that the two contrasting careers have a lot in common. She feels that every story heard and person met in her social work career helped her to understand life experiences and bring genuine emotion to her performances. She now uses her creative approach and advocacy skills as the new leader at Bold Magazine.

Conroy-Quirk began her relationship with Bold Magazine as a consumer and reader. Previously, a freelance writer focusing on the topics of Fat Acceptance and Size Diversity, she was also doing great work with the non-profit organization, “Realize Your Beauty.” Before attending Bold’s very first “Love Yourself Weekend” in Times Square in 2019, Conroy-Quirk was challenging fat stereotypes through appearances in off and off-off Broadway productions as well as feature films and documentaries. Bold and Conroy-Quirk were immediately drawn to one another and she began writing consistently for the magazine.

A Bold Vision

When it comes to the vision of a true body positive society, Janet Conroy-Quirk was a bold decision that didn’t need a second thought. Bold Holdings CEO, Christopher Salute, voiced his excitement at the hiring, “This wasn’t even a choice,” he says. “[Janet] is the only person who has the skills, passion, and energy to take Bold Magazine to where it needs to go.” Conroy-Quirk herself also expressed her own excitement. She says: 

This position is a perfect mix of all of my passions- the power of words; the importance of advocacy; and the sharing of stories that highlight why each one of us is us. I love knowing that people are looking to our content to see themselves represented, and that they are celebrating the plus/fat world with us. Every day is a new experience and a new lesson. I’m now one of those people who can’t wait to start work every day.

The enthusiasm on both sides highlights the mutual devotion to the shared dream of Salute and Conroy-Quirk, two up and coming powerful voices for the plus-sized community. 

 

For more information: 

 Janet Conroy-Quirk

Editor in Chief, Bold Magazine

jconroy-quirk@boldmediainc.com 

(917) 204-4214

www.boldzine.com 

Dr. Christopher Salute, MBA, Ph.D. 

CEO, Bold Holdings, LLC

www.boldmediainc.com 

516-697-8188

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FabUplus Magazine is Returning to Print and at Nearby Stores

Love the Skin You are in

 

For so long, there was a stigma that plus-sized women should always be exercising. They should be working out like crazy to fit into those jeans. This unhealthy stigma has plagued women of all shapes and sizes for decades now. Straight sized women feel guilty for eating a cheeseburger and fries for fear of gaining weight, creating a fat-phobic atmosphere. That is why FabUplus was created. FabUplus is a health, lifestyle, and fitness magazine dedicated to women with curves and the goal of empowering, encouraging, and inspiring women to maintain a healthy lifestyle regardless of their size. Created nearly 5 years ago, fabUplus has been one of the most prolific and popular magazines in the plus size universe.

Changing Times

For over a year, fabUplus has been unable to stay in print due to personal and financial reasons. While the digital magazine stayed popular, fabUplus was always meant to bring plus size empowerment to store shelves.  Shannon Svignen-Jones, founder of the magazine looked for resources and options. With some new team members, fabUplus has some new energy. 

Making a FabuPLUS Return to Stores

After switching to being an online-exclusive magazine for some time now, FabUplus is finally returning to print as well as being sold in stores near you.  Known by their motto, “Love the Skin You are in,” FabUplus does not advocate for weight loss or weight gain. Instead, they promote self-care, self-love, and women embracing their bodies as they are. Refusing to define women by their size, the body-positive fitness magazine focuses on self-love and living a happy, well-balanced life. Now available in stores and print this Winter, FabUplus will impact the plus community all over North America. 

 

For more information: 

Cheyenne Atkinson

National Account Manager

Cheyenne@fabuplusmagazine.com 

www.fabuplusmagazine.com

 

Shannon Svignen-Jones

Founder

shannon@fabuplusmagazine.com

www.fabuplusmagazine.com

Posted in: Fashion & Beauty,Fitness,Lifestyle,Media & Communications,Society & Culture

Wanna get Bold? Bold Holdings LLC Announces Bold Brand Management Agency

Bold Beginnings

Beginning nearly 10 years ago, Bold Magazine, one of two crown jewel properties of Bold Holdings, LLC (formerly Bold Media, Inc.) has covered women’s sports, business, media, and fashion. Having switched solely to plus size news and information in 2014, CEO Christopher Salute showed he was ready to take the leap as a straight, white, cisgender, male in a new and highly diverse space… a leap that was not without challenges. In 2017 and 2018, Salute presented all over the country and worked with some of the nation’s leading body positivity and plus activists. Now, in 2020, Bold has expanded to own multiple magazines, a Brand Management Company, radio shows, microblogs and more.

Branding Gets Bold

Bold Brand Management is a boutique management firm which helps to link brands with marginalized humans for a unique and diverse advertising experience. BBM’s goal is to change the "norm” seen in modern ads, by helping to bridge this gap. This will include, but is not limited to, people of size, people of color, people of age, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community and as many other marginalized humans as possible. Current Bold Brand Management client and Director, Candice Christian, shares the excitement of being represented by BBM, “[Being] a BBM talent is a diverse opportunity to help establish and develop growing talents and influencers. I’m excited to be a part of the journey of so many individuals!” Bold Brand Management will be aiming to play a major role in the plus community over time, helping the youngest plus talent leave their mark on the journey to global body positivity.

Talent Includes: 

Candice Christian

Janet Conroy-Quirk

Jill Williams

Penelope Keys

Katherine Dean

Christopher Salute




For more information: 

Candice Christian

Director, Bold Brand Management

cchristian@boldmediainc.com

(352) 601 - 8456

www.boldzine.com 

Dr. Christopher Salute, MBA, Ph.D. 

CEO, Bold Holdings, LLC

www.boldmediainc.com 

516-697-8188

 

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Podcast Part 3 of the Trilogy: Digital Culture With Dr. Paul J. Bailo Released

The third segment of the podcast Trilogy Digital Transformation series with Dr. Paul J. Bailo has been released. In this segment, Dr. Bailo discusses the reasons why culture is the glue that binds every element of the transformation process. He dives into how culture is made up of the rich experiences of every member of an organization, how that mixture helps to create a positive digital culture, why digital culture simply can’t exist without managerial transformation, and the part digital leadership plays in the creation of that culture.

“Culture is very hard to define for a lot of people, but it’s really the essence of what your organization is about. It’s truly understanding what your value systems are,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation. “Digital transformation culture is one of the hardest things to do, it is not a sprint – it is a marathon, and you have to work at it at every level of the organization to reinforce it on a continuous basis. It’s the only way organizations are going to survive.”

In the podcast, Dr. Paul Bailo points out that digital culture is all about organizational change and transformation. While many legacy organizations tend to rely more on managerial judgment, that won’t work in the current digital scenario. Modern business management is more about intuition and instincts.

Dr. Bailo emphasizes the pressing need to reinforce digital culture on a daily basis from the executive leadership down to the frontline people. The focus of digital change is not about actions alone according to Dr. Bailo. The actions of change must happen in the heart mind and soul of the organization aiming for a digital transformation.

Organizations must make every person in the team accountable. The message must be delivered that they will reap the benefits of digital change when there is a high level of consistency in their actions. The employees must be taught to support each other and execute tasks as a team with minimal disparity in sharing high risks.

At the same time, Dr. Bailo warns that it is an extremely challenging task to change the existing culture, especially in legacy organizations. It involves rewiring the minds of people and make them overcome the resistance to change.

Dr. Bailo also points out that digital change is a highly emotional thing. The personal values of employees must be in a smooth alignment with the digital values of an organization.

Digital culture is a must for survival. Clients are unlikely to do business with partners that are not into digital culture, preferring instead to work with organizations that have a culture for accepting transformation and change. Dr. Bailo stresses on the use of digital culture at every level of leadership in an organization because it introduces innovation and creates the ability to adapt and respond to an unstable environment. It helps organizations deal with the unknown.

Dr. Bailo is convinced that digital transformation is the toughest thing to do for any organization as it involves implementing a new work behavior within the employees and transforming the whole concept of work.  

Dr. Bailo says that organizations that don’t have a strategy for digital culture must get moving now. They must work on it at every level of the organization to reinforce it on a continuous basis and survive the hyper-competitive business environment. Digital culture and maintenance must go hand in hand.

Organizations committed to implementing digital culture are at a competitive advantage as they can understand the market quicker, implement new technologies, boost productivity, and create an environment of growth and success.

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Data, and Innovation. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and innovation are unparalleled.  Paul is a global author and adjunct Ivy League professor and world class speaker.

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2020 PrecisionAg® Awards of Excellence Recipients Announced

These five outstanding individuals have demonstrated exceptional work in the use and adoption of precision agriculture technologies and practices. They join 52 individuals and organizations honored by the PrecisionAg Alliance since the creation of the awards in 2007.

The 2020 recipients include:

Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur Award:
Ofir Schlam, Co-Founder and CEO, Taranis
Schlam is a 4th generation farmer, software developer, and computer science expert who merges his background in farming and tech to create precision agriculture technologies.

With Taranis, Schlam has facilitated the technological advancement and distribution of precision farming globally by developing an innovative “digital agronomist” system that sees and analyzes fields at scale and at a depth level that humans cannot.

Under Schlam’s leadership, Taranis has grown from a 3-person garage start-up to a 100-employee company with 17 offices globally, 19,000 customers, 20 million acres of land under management, and million in funding. His vision of how precision agriculture can improve farming worldwide has motivated a range of industry players to hop on board.

More than 60 world-class agronomists have combined their expertise on crop health and proper treatments onto the Taranis platform. Sixteen of the world’s top 20 agricultural retailers - including Wilbur-Ellis, John Deere, BASF, and ADAMA – have partnered with Taranis to make their tech available to agricultural businesses worldwide.

He has secured partnerships with three key organizations: Stratus Imaging, which brings specialized imagery services to Australian farmers; Climate Corp, to provide field photos for crop health analysis; and John Deere, through participation in its Startup Collaborator. Schlam oversaw the acquisition of Mavrx, to provide plane-level imagery. Through Schlam’s vision and leadership, industry players are uniting to spread the value of precision agriculture worldwide.

His Taranis platform combines three visual layers, and its deep learning then uses advanced mathematical models and computer vision to analyze images against Taranis’ database of over 1 million crop health issues (pest infestation, disease, weeds, nutrient deficiencies, etc.) to generate reports of matters affecting yield and perform tassel counts that accurately estimate yield to streamline operations for harvesting.

Educator/Researcher Award:
Jason Ward, Digital Agriculture Team Lead, North Carolina State University
Ward splits time between research, teaching and Extension, and his team covers the full range of production agriculture from moisture sensors in greenhouses to precision ag in commodity crops to a robotic platform supporting pasture animals.

Ward’s program addresses areas of research focusing on quantifying crop lodging damage and automating cotton replant decisions using UAS imagery. In addition to his UAS program, Ward is completing research in mapping sub-field cotton fiber quality for each cotton module sent to the cotton gin, utilizing machine data to improve harvest efficiency, and utilizing robotic systems to improve quality for pasture animals.

At NCSU, Ward led the effort to renovate and develop laboratory space focused solely on Digital Agriculture where faculty can work in both the applied and theoretical digital ag space to create and evaluate technologies. The Suggs Lab for Machinery Systems and Precision Agriculture is a large-scale machinery and small UAS showplace for on-campus tours, external visitors, and Extension agent trainings.

Dr. Ward is active in national and international societies, including membership in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), ASABE NC Section, Alpha Epsilon Engineering Honor Society, and International Society of Precision Agriculture. He was named ASABE Machinery Systems Technical Community Outstanding Reviewer in 2015, Food and Process Systems Technical Community Outstanding Reviewer in 2014, and New Faces of Engineering in 2010.

Educator/Researcher Award:
Ajay Sharda, Associate Professor and Precision Agriculture Engineer, Kansas State University
Sharda’s work is focused directly on the implementation of precision technologies within crop production. In a very short time, he has become a well-known professional not only for Kansas and the region but both at national and international levels.

He has succeeded in many aspects of his profession, including training graduate students (served as chair to 11 MS & PhD students and as a member of 12 other MS & PhD student committees). He’s worked to improve knowledge of farmers via on-farm studies and science via publications. He sustains one of the largest teams in the country with more than million in research awards, and presents at key industry collaborations with many industries around the globe. He also dedicates time to mentoring undergraduate students in research projects while teaching a precision agriculture course.

His program at KSU is well recognized by peers both nationally and internationally, and he maintains leadership roles in precision agriculture focused groups at both the state and national levels He serves on the planning committee and board for the Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association (KARTA), and leads the precision agriculture program at KSU for on-farm research on precision planting and technology. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and International Society of Precision Agriculture.

Farmer Award:
Grant Strom, Strom Farms, Dahinda, IL
Strom and his family operate a 5,600-acre no-till corn grain and soybean operation with some wheat and pasture for a small cow/calf operation. Farm acreage varies widely and includes flat prairie soils, rolling ground, flood-able river bottoms, and timber and clay soils, with moderate to high fertility. The Strom Farm takes into consideration rotation, slope, fertility, and soil type as they plan each year's crops.

He is the third generation to work on the farm full-time, and has long worked with his father to be progressive with testing new technology, whether that was with GPS usage and auto shut-offs 15 years ago or more recently with no-till, sidedressing, and other conservation strategies. Their farm has been in conversion phases for more than a decade, and some of the new structures include a shop and office — things that have helped make them more efficient with their business.

The farm participates in field testing through research trials with their ag retailer, and as yield monitoring equipment has gotten better, they’ve started applying fertilizer based on yield maps, which lets them optimize what they apply and only apply it when it’s needed. Technological advances that aid their 4R nutrient stewardship strategy work even better. Planters and combines are equipped with GPS, yield monitors, and VRT. He also incorporates drone technology. Integrating the data that the equipment generates with soil maps ensures that nutrients are applied solely upon crop needs.

Strom also shares his learnings and experiences, openly speaking to other farmers and the ag industry as whole on the benefits and challenges of using precision farming as a part of his farm management approach.

Legacy Award:
Eric Lund, Founder, Veris Technologies, Salina, KS
Lund founded the soil sensor company Veris Technologies with the goal of helping farmers and their advisors improve yields by mapping and managing soil variability across their fields. Under his leadership, Veris helped pioneer soil mapping and management zones by developing the world’s first on-the-go soil sensor. Its flagship soil electrical conductivity sensor has become a key enabler for management zone-based precision ag, and Eric has served the industry as a true global evangelist for this approach since founding Veris in 1996.

In an era of flash-in-the-pan, here today and gone tomorrow ag tech, Lund is a clear example of professionalism, leadership, and persistence who speaks most loudly through action rather than simply through words. As the founder of Veris, Eric has been a strong advocate for soil sensing, but he has been careful to not overstate the capabilities of Veris sensors.

Eric named the company Veris after the Latin word for ‘truth.’ The sensors reveal the truth about the soil, but he also believes honesty and reliability has been part of their success over the past 25 years.

This integrity can also be seen in the software platform Eric and the team at Veris built. Through its FieldFusion mapping portal, Veris has emphasized quality control and the importance of accurate data, with a team member conducting a visual and analytical review of each field submitted from around the world. Today this cloud-based repository contains more than 1 million acres of soil mapping data.

Eric has demonstrated industry leadership through his continual adherence to sound agronomic practices in pursuit of improved yields and profitability with appropriate implementation of variable rate fertilizer.

About the PrecisionAg Alliance –– The PrecisionAg® Institute, an initiative of Meister Media Worldwide’s PrecisionAg® Global brand, is a consortium of industry organizations that has been a leading source of research, advocacy, and education in the areas precision agriculture and digital farming since 2006. Through membership, partner organizations gain valuable market insights, and their combined resources and expertise reveal best practices and improved ag technology solutions from the farm-gate to the dinner plate. For more information and to see our Alliance Partners, visit http://www.precisionagalliance.com.

About Meister Media Worldwide –– Empowering Global Agriculture
Meister Media Worldwide, founded in 1932 with world headquarters in Willoughby, OH, USA, and operating divisions in Mexico and China is the leading business media and information company serving global agribusiness. Meister Media brands, with products and services in print, digital, events, custom business services and data products, engage agricultural sectors around the globe to provide safe and abundant food to feed a growing world. The mission of Meister Media is to be the trusted partner empowering the business of global agriculture to grow a better world. Contact us for more information. info@meistermedia.com

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Podcast Part 2 of the Trilogy: Digital Transformation: Planning with Dr. Paul J. Bailo

The second part of the trilogy – Digital Transformation with Dr. Paul J Bailo has just been released. In this latest podcast which focuses on the planning part of Digital Transformation, Dr. Paul J Bailo has shared his views on the critical role of planning in the digital transformation process.

“The planning phase is a critical piece in the digital transformation process,” says Dr. Paul J. Bailo, Executive, Digital Strategy, Data, and Innovation.  “The chances of achieving success in the digital transformation strategy depends to a large extent on the planning part. The execution is easy but the planning is harder.” 

Dr. Paul who has proven expertise in multiple competencies states that the planning process must begin with an evaluation of the changes that are needed, and understanding why a business exists, and how it functions. 

Dr. Paul says that business owners must have a clear focus on the goal and identify the performance gap and the opportunity gap distinctly. It is equally important to understand what form of change is needed to move ahead and whether the organization is ready for that change. 

One of the key requirements to successfully implement the digital transformation process is having the right leadership team to guide the organization through the change. The leadership must keep pushing because some amount of skepticism will always be seen among the early adopters as they might not be keen on innovation and change. 

Dr. Paul admits that ushering a change in the existing business process could be hugely challenging as it involves fundamentally changing the core foundation of the business.

According to Dr. Paul, the critical piece of the idea of digital transformation is to have the right leadership and the right people in the team. Those with the right digital mindset can convince and take others along and can transform even large institutions. 

“There will always be resistance to change as people who have been working in an organization for long have their minds wired in a specific manner,” says Dr. Paul. “Digital leaders who want to plan a successful digital transformation can’t have people with legacy thinking on their team.  The foundation piece is imp but the thinking has to be flexible and they must be ready to change.” 

Organizations need the best digital transformation professionals to be able to pull off the change successfully. Empowering is the best way of removing obstacles in the digital transformation process. This involves providing people access to the process, training, preparing, and educating them, and ensuring that they get completely involved in the transformation journey. 

Dr. Paul avers that digital transformation leaders must not only possess emotional intelligence but also a street sense. The team can support the other players through proper training, performance management systems, controls, and constantly improving the process. 

Dr. Paul again reiterates that there are just a handful of professionals who can deal with the multitude of challenges posed by digital transformation. The key thing to focus on is building the climate of change in an organization. 

Leaders must understand the psychology of building commitment for change. For this to happen, it is important to know the culture of the organization and the planning must be made around that culture. 

According to Dr. Paul, digital planning is all about rethinking the business process, rethinking what the future looks like, how it is to work with new and different clients, embracing new technology, and new data analytics.

About Dr. Paul J. Bailo:

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. His expertise in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. 

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How has DeletePersonalInformation.com Saved Online Reputation of Many People?

There’s no doubt about the fact that the internet has made life extremely easy for us. However, apart form enjoying its benefits, many of us also face a downside – damage of privacy and reputation. While the former requires us to delete personal information from Google, the latter can be solved by removing articles, complaints and reviews from the internet.

Yes, that’s right, even if you’re not the publisher, if any post or link involves your name without your consent, you have the right to get the link edited or deleted. Doing it by yourself might be a hassle, which is why, you need an online reputation management team.

One such professional team that works upon saving online reputation and privacy of individuals is Delete Personal Information

When Do You Need an ORM Firm Delete Personal Information from Google?

Your personal information consists of your name, personal contact details, residential address, personal photographs, bank details, and passwords. It is freaking out when you type your name on the google search bar for fun and actually find your profile visible in the search results page.

The reason why it is a problem is because the dark web can misuse this information for anything. This may include hacking of your accounts on social media, hacking of your credit card from online shopping sites which lead to theft and circulation of information among criminals.

Sometimes, your name on the internet is a lot more than just display of personal information. When it’s up on a news or PR website tainted with an accusation, it leads to spoiling of your reputation. There can be many ways in which the internet spoils your reputation:

  • You could be having a criminal record – which may be false, partially true or true
  • If you’re a professional, you could be having bad reviews
  • Your visibility on a porn site also comes under a negative link since it is illegal
  • Any other news about you that is negative and can damage your reputation

Merely deleting social media profiles may not be enough if your personal information is already there in the dark web. You surely won’t have control over the external site where article about you is written. People say that contacting the website owner is the first step you should take.

Thus, approaching a professional online reputation management firm will help you get all your personal information deleted permanently from the internet.

About DeletePersonalInformation.com

DeletePersonalInformation.com is a website where you’ll find a team of lawyers and agents working hard to protect your identity and reputation on the web. You can approach them for the following solutions:

  • Remove your name from the internet
  • Delete your photograph from google images
  • Remove negative links from google search
  • Delete criminal records from the internet
  • Remove negative articles from google
  • Delete bad reviews from the internet
  • Remove complaints from google

When it comes to personal information being uploaded on the web without your consent, it is a matter of security and privacy concern. However, when there are negative articles and complaints that speak against you or your brand, it is a question of your reputation.

Deletepersonalinformation.com gives priority to both the above problems – privacy & security, as well as reputation management. Let’s now take a look at how the company works for you.

How Does DeletePersonalInformation.com Work to Solve Your Problems?

Many individuals have been approaching this ORM firm for the sake of their privacy, security and reputation. Severe cases like hacking of credit cards and websites have also been registered with them since they have professional lawyers working for them.

The organization has removed plenty of links from the internet, reported sources who have been hacking personal information and provided justice to those who’s accounts have been hacked and cards have been stolen.

All you have to do is provide with the following information:

  • The problem you’re facing
  • The links which you need either deleted or edited
  • In case of hacking, provide the link of the site which has been hacked

The best part is that you don’t have to worry about their fees. Their policy is to get your job done first, after which you can pay them according to the quality of service received. This is why many people trust deletepersonalinformation.com for their privacy and reputation.

Contact Us:

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Exposure On Demand TV App Network: One of the 1st African American-Women Owned Streaming Platform

By: Aart & Kingsley LLC

MILWAUKEE - June 18th, 2020 - PRLog -- Tam Lawrence, founder and CEO of Exposure On Demand TV, one of the first Black woman-owned digital networks promoting positivity on purpose, EOD TV has expanded its distribution by launching a series of channels for book authors, educators, coaches, crafters, home style culinary artists, and a men's lifestyles.

EOD TV allows viewers to discover and enjoy lifestyle curated TV shows, indie content creatives, documentaries, web series, kids programming, news and live experiences from around the world - North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Exposure On Demand TV now broadcasts a new Exposure On Demand TV that streams a limited selection of its critically-acclaimed independent content creatives, documentaries, home shop network, coaching series, a men's lifestyle show and educational programming created and produced by mainly minorities. This free, ad-supported channel is accessible on the website www.exposureondemand.tv and all of its apps as well as on ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV.

The addition of this live channel gives their customers more choices on ways in which to engage with the platform's content. Now, customers can stream unlimited hours of content on the company's free-subscription on-demand channel for .00; or watch the ad-supported 24-hour live stream of a curated coaching series, men's lifestyle, fitness, real estate, credit restoration, educational programming for free.



Lawrence comments, "This year, Exposure On Demand TV App network on ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, and Apple TV is laser 
focused on spreading our content across various distribution channels to make it much easier to reach our audience in a number of ways. Given the fact that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting minorities in communities at large. As businesses, open streaming content on smart TV devices will in fact grow their consumer base into the U.K. USA, and Canada; along with keeping their loyal consumers aware of how to continue doing business with their establishment.

As an increasing number of people deal with the aftermath of COVID-19 and the widespread protests around the country, without a doubt those suffering in silence from unemployment, loss, domestic violence, exhausted caregiving, anxiety, depression, and emotional conflicts; structural content positioned to motivate and inspire will be in high-demand by viewers."

The network's primary goal is to provide its content creatives with a 100% earnings from their ads sales; boosting the economy by offering a stream of income. Content creatives can use any mobile device to capture video for their channel or TV series; using a one-click uploader content creatives can go live in less than 24hrs. In addition, the network is actively working on partnerships with mobile service providers.

ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, and AppleTV, [devices] download the App by search for EXPOSURE ON DEMAND.

Giving Back

Through the ad-supported channel, Lawrence says that her platform is also planning to dedicate a portion of affordable sponsorship airtime to disadvantaged owned small businesses that would give them the opportunity to reach over 160 million potential new customers. To learn more about this, advertisers should visit  www.exposureondemand.tv

Contact
Aart & Kingsley Agency
***@aartkingsleyllc.com
 
 

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Business,Media & Communications,Services

Your Home TV® Partners with SimuStream®, Introducing Technology that Allows Consumers to Buy While Streaming Home Product Videos

Your Home Digital CEO, Sean Stockell announced today a new marketing partnership with SimuStream, developer of the nation's first In-Video Call-to-Action Tool. "We're so grateful for the leadership and insight of our Chief Brand Strategist, Kathy Ireland, and the dedication and support of her team members, Tommy Meharey and Miles Robinson for bringing this partnership together. Your Home TV and Simustream is a powerful combination. What SimuStream CEO, Garrett Baxter and his team have developed is brilliant. They've increased video engagement by 30% or more and have enabled shoppers to act on opportunities quickly. Online shoppers today digest data rapidly and take action when best products and prices are identified. Video is the preferred content delivery format today, so SimuStream has really pulled it all together," says Stockell.

SimuStream Chairman, Garrett Baxter says, "When you consider the hundreds of home products featured on Your Home TV, the global reach of kathy ireland® Worldwide and their many home products under license, this partnership represents a video marketing main-stage. Home consumers will now find videos on anything and everything home on Your Home TV and have the ability to view products quickly, take immediate action on offers and sign-ups, or respond to other call-to-action opportunities. We're vastly improving the home shopping experience, and most importantly, we're shortening the sales cycle for our clients through improved video engagement. That's a powerful dynamic and one that delivers tremendous ROI results," says Baxter.

Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland® Worldwide says, "With the rapid emergence of new technology, we continue to explore the most cutting-edge developments that can disrupt their industries, enhance business models and provide customers with innovative solutions and experiences. SimuStream is one-of-a-kind technology and we believe the new strategic partnership with Your Home Digital will truly revolutionize the customer-centric marketing industry." Kathy Ireland serves as Executive Editor of Content and Chief Brand Strategist of Your Home Digital.

"It's a great privilege to live the growth of Your Home Digital and work alongside CEO, Sean Stockell and his team. Your Home Digital has developed unique homeowner resources and provides tangible benefits in both B2B and B2C channels. This partnership with SimuStream is ideal for that reason. We're anticipating exceptional results with SimuStream's technology for Your Home TV viewers and increased sales for our home industry clients. We've changed the landscape in home intelligence and resources and SimuStream helps to build on that momentum," said Tommy Meharey, Board Member of Your Home Digital, and the youngest Board Member of kathy ireland Worldwide.

"This timely alliance between Your Home Digital, led by Sean Stockell, and Simustream, led by Garrett Baxter, is a major solution serving consumers who are looking for informational videos on anything and everything home. When you add seamless capabilities to shop simultaneously while streaming, you create conversions from views to sales in minutes. It’s a wonderful win-win for both consumers and retailers and this partnership will set a new paradigm in the way we will all shop on-line moving forward," says Miles Robinson, Vice President of Production, kiWW and YHD Board Member.

Schedule a SimuStream Demo Today. Write to Marketplace@YourHome1Source.com or call 1-800-860-7210

About Your Home TV®
Your Home TV® is a home products & services video marketing platform developed by Your Home Digital, LLC. Your Home TV® is integrated with YourHome1Source.com (YH1S.com), America's Resource on Homeownership® and offers hundreds of videos on Anything and Everything Home®. Your Home Digital specializes in affordable video production, cost-effective video campaigns and executes high ROI video strategies across web, social and streamed media.

About kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®)
kiWW® is listed at #26 in the world by License Global Magazine. Kathy Ireland is one of the most influential businesswomen in the world today and according to Fairchild Publications, Kathy is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion. Furniture Today also names Kathy one of the most influential leaders in the furniture industry. Kathy has graced the cover of Forbes Magazine twice (2012, 2016) and was featured on the cover of SUCCESS magazine in August 2019. kiWW® is the recipient of many awards including several Good Housekeeping Seals.

About SimuStream®
SimuStream is a powerful globally patented technology that allows consumers to make a purchase or fill out forms inside of a streaming video without ever disrupting or leaving the video. SimuStream increases sales conversions, reduces cart abandonment from eliminating redirects, and greatly improves your revenue channel.

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GBAF Publications launches a series of new websites

The new sites launched by GBAF Publications Ltd are Asset Digest – A financial portal focussing on the need of education of Income producing assets, investing and Wealth Management.

Companies Digest – A business portal focussing on the latest developments and innovations made by companies across the globe.

Wealth Tribune – A Financial Portal focussing on the latest developments and innovations in wealth management, retirement and helping entrepreneurs build wealth.

Economy Standard – Global Financial Portal focussing on the economy and economics of various countries and regions across the globe.

Business Express – A Business portal focussing towards helping start-ups and established businesses expand.

These portals are created to expand the media foothold of GBAF Publications Ltd and take its overall holdings to 8 portals covering various niches. All these sites will cover news, Analysis, Opinion, Interviews, Deals, Video and much more giving each individual user a unique experience. We also welcome companies and individuals to submit editorials which are non commercial in nature in these websites for a limited period. If you have an interesting article idea, please contact our news team at news@gbafmag.com 

The pervasive nature of the internet has brought almost every aspect of human life within the reach of every brand. That should be good news for brands across the board, but it is not that simple. If you are a brand representative trying to get your brand’s voice out there, you know exactly what we are talking about.

Since communication has gotten easier, it has also gotten more complex. Today, there are more platforms and media formats than there have ever been before. Newer platforms and formats keep emerging every day. As a result, audiences have rapidly decreasing attention spans. This has left brands wrestling to fit their message into as tiny a space as possible.

The first challenge is that people have started going to great lengths to avoid being bombarded with ads. This is what makes the portals run by GBAF Publications unique. You will not find intrusive ads disturbing the user experience. So ahead and visit one of our portals for more information.

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1st Black Woman Owned Streaming Network: Helps Business Owner Re-Unite with Consumers

MILWAUKEE - June 15, 2020 - PRLog -- Tam Lawrence, founder and CEO of Exposure On Demand TV, one of the first Black woman-owned digital networks promoting positivity on purpose, EOD TV has expanded its distribution by launching a series of channels for book authors, educators, coaches, crafters, home style culinary artists, and a men's lifestyles. 

EOD TV allows viewers to discover and enjoy lifestyle curated TV shows, indie content creatives, documentaries, web series, kids programming, news and live experiences from around the world - North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean. 

Exposure On Demand TV now broadcasts a new 24-hour live channel (https://www.kweli.tv/programs/kweli-tv-live) that streams a limited selection of its critically-acclaimed independent content creatives, documentaries, home shop network, coaching series, a men's lifestyle show and educational programming created and produced by mainly minorities. This free, ad-supported channel is accessible on the website www.exposureondemand.com and all of its apps as well as on ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV. 

The addition of this live channel gives their customers more choices on ways in which to engage with the platform's content. Now, customers can stream unlimited hours of content on the company's free-subscription on-demand channel for .00; or watch the ad-supported 24-hour live stream of a curated coaching series, men's lifestyle, fitness, real estate, credit restoration, educational programming for free. 

Lawrence comments, "This year, Exposure On Demand TV App network on ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, and Apple TV is laser focused on spreading our content across various distribution channels to make it much easier to reach our audience in a number of ways. Given the fact that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting minorities in communities at large. As businesses, open streaming content on smart TV devices will in fact grow their consumer base into the U.K. USA, and Canada; along with keeping their loyal consumers aware of how to continue doing business with their establishment. 

As an increasing number of people deal with the aftermath of COVID-19 and the widespread protests around the country, without a doubt those suffering in silence from unemployment, loss, domestic violence, exhausted caregiving, anxiety, depression, and emotional conflicts; structural content positioned to motivate and inspire will be in high-demand by viewers." 

The network's primary goal is to provide its content creatives with a 100% earnings from their ads sales; boosting the economy by offering a stream of income. Content creatives can use any mobile device to capture video for their channel or TV series; using a one-click uploader content creatives can go live in less than 24hrs. In addition, the network is actively working on partnerships with mobile service providers. 

ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, and AppleTV, download the App by search for EXPOSURE ON DEMAND. 

Giving Back 

Through the ad-supported channel, Lawrence says that her platform is also planning to dedicate a portion of affordable sponsorship airtime to disadvantaged owned small businesses that would give them the opportunity to reach over 160 million potential new customers. To learn more about this, advertisers should visit www. (https://www.kweli.tv/pages/sponsorships)exposure-magazine.com/tvapps 

Contact Aart & Kingsley Agency ***@aartkingsleyllc.com

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Cannes XR Virtual and Positron Announce Finalists of Inaugural Positron Visionary Award for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling

Cannes XR Virtual and Positron, a leader in XR Cinema, announced the jurors and finalists of the inaugural Positron Visionary Award for Best Cinematic VR, and details on the special VR screening program showcasing the frontrunners’ experiences hosted by The Marché du Film Online and the Museum of Other Realities during the all-virtual event set for June 24-26, 2020. Award finalists will be offered a worldwide distribution deal by Positron. The winner of the Award will be announced in a VR ceremony on June 26th at 12:00pm PST and will receive a Voyager® VR chair package delivered to their studio or office and support for bringing their VR film to the Positron XR network.

Viola Davis, Co-Founder & CEO of JuVee Productions, serves as president of an esteemed jury including Christina Lee Storm, XR Producer, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Virtual Tour" / "Dragons Flight Academy", Jake Sally, (Head of Development, RYOT a Verizon Company), John Canning (Executive Producer – New Media & Experiential, Digital Domain), Josh Nelson (Head of Immersive & Interactive Media, JuVee Productions), and Jeffrey Travis (CEO / Producer at Positron). “We’re thrilled to support Cannes XR and Positron in recognizing the bold vision of talented voices who are using this immersive medium to offer fresh and authentic stories that connect with a global audience,” said Davis. JuVee Productions, helmed by Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, is an artist driven, production company that develops and produces feature films, television, theater, immersive, and interactive content.

Positron CEO Travis added, “Positron was built with a passion to elevate cinematic VR, and through this event we honor some fresh new creatives telling stories in this medium. While Positron is known for its unique VR motion chairs and location-based entertainment platform, we see the virtualization of Cannes XR as an opportunity to help bring the best VR content to audiences. We're excited to partner with Cannes XR and these filmmakers for this first-ever kind of event in VR itself.”

Nearly 200 immersive entries were submitted for the Award. The six finalists of the Positron Visionary Award competition are:

  • Enter The Tomb, Joel Newton
  • Everest VR, Jon Griffith
  • Gravity VR, Fabio Rychter
  • The Great C, Michael Masukawa
  • Lutaw, Michaela Holland and Samantha Quick
  • Wingwalker VR, Malvina Martin and Max Salomon

 

During the Cannes XR Virtual event open to VR headset users, finalists will screen their work at the Positron XR Cinema on the Museum of Other Realities (MOR) online platform starting June 24th. The entire virtual program will remain available until July 3rd via the MOR application on SteamViveport, or Oculus. Cannes XR Virtual 2D live video stream shot by a virtual cameraman from the MOR, including conferences, pitching sessions and project presentations, will be accessible on the Marché du Film Online. Cannes XR Virtual 2D live video stream will also be available on the Tribeca Film Festival and Kaleidoscope.

A network of partner Location Based Entertainment (LBE) in several major cities in the United States, China and France will offer access to Cannes XR Virtual to journalists and guests who do not have a VR headset. In Los Angeles, Positron will serve as the LBE location for the event.

Cannes XR Virtual is the destination where professionals from the traditional filmmaking industry, XR artists, independent producers, leading tech companies, location-based and online distributors will come together to imagine and shape the future of movies.

About Positron
Positron is on a mission to bring wonder and connection to all audiences through its platform for immersive storytelling. Based in Los Angeles, the team includes filmmakers, mechatronics engineers, designers, software developers and artists. Positron is best known for Voyager®, an award-winning, full-motion VR chair platform that has been called "the future of movies.” The Positron XR Cinema, based on the Voyager system, is available for location-based entertainment venues. Positron XR Cinema is also developing the digital platform for XR content. Positron has worked with leading creators in VR as well as companies such as Universal Studios, Disney, Dreamworks, Verizon, Intel, and many more to bring cinematic VR experiences to audiences around the world.

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MatchMySound Partners with GIA Publications and ACDA to Launch Online Singing Solution for Choirs

MatchMySound, along with GIA Publications and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), announced today the launch of My Choral Coach, an integrated music creation platform that provides instant feedback and guided practice for choral directors and their singers.

With My Choral Coach, choral members can sing their part of a piece of music into their computer and the platform will give them real-time feedback on their pitch, rhythm, and tempo. Choral directors can then assess progress and offer input via the messaging component.

“When you combine our technology with the strength and resources of GIA and ACDA, choral groups will have an engaging solution that will keep them making music during this difficult time,” said David Smolover, CEO of Accelerando, which owns MatchMySound. “Our team has designed an easy-to-use platform that works for all choirs, regardless of age or proficiency.”

My Choral Coach will also enable choral groups to create virtual choirs, in which individual singers will record their part in a video, and choral directors can then edit those files into an overall mix. ACDA Executive Director Tim Sharp notes: “While the result isn’t a substitute for in-person choirs, My Choral Coach allows us to hear each singer individually, and to coach musicians on how they fit into the overall performance, even when they can’t hear their fellow singers.”

My Choral Coach will expand the offering in June to include mobile apps for iOS and Android. Choral directors interested in using My Choral Coach for their choral groups can visit http://www.mychoralcoach.com or email info@matchmysound.com for more information on how to implement this new music creation, performance, and feedback platform.

About Accelerando
Accelerando is a music education company that specializes in music assessment technology. Its flagship practice and feedback technology, MatchMySound, powers the apps Achieve Music, MusicFirst’ s Practice First, Piano Adventures’ Sightreading Coach, My Choral Coach, and Marching Band Pro. A respected technology innovator, the company has license agreements with worldwide leaders in music education, including Noteflight, Alfred Music, and Piano Adventures. Accelerando also works with School of Rock, one of the world’s largest music lesson providers. The company recently developed Songley, an app that is transforming the relationship between performing artists and their fans. The company’s mission is to make learning fun, exciting, and affordable, and proudly serves its solutions to publishers, schools, private teachers, student musicians, and hobbyists worldwide.

About American Choral Directors Association
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a professional association of 18,000 choral conductors who represent more than 1 million singers across the country. ACDA members conduct and teach a range of choirs, including school and university-based choirs, community choral groups, professional ensembles, and music in worship. ACDA's mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. Learn more at http://acda.org.

About GIA Publications, Inc.
Founded in 1941, GIA Publications, Inc. is a family-owned company with more than 7,000 choral and instrumental editions in print, as well as hymnals, recordings, a licensing division, and a wide variety of music education resources. In 2013, the esteemed choral publisher Walton Music became part of GIA. Learn more at http://www.giamusic.com.

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MatchMySound Partners with Hal Leonard’s Noteflight to Provide a Comprehensive Online Music Creation and Performance Solution

MatchMySound and Noteflight announced their partnership, as they release SoundCheck, an integrated music creation platform providing instant feedback and guided practice.

“Noteflight’s robust online music notation software, combined with Hal Leonard’s vast catalog of music and SoundCheck assessment, is a huge win for musicians of all ages,” said John Mlynczak, Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company. “We are building an unparalleled single solution where learning to both create and perform music is seamlessly integrated.”

With SoundCheck, students, teachers, and musicians will have the ability to play or sing a piece of music and receive real-time feedback on their performance, to include ratings for pitch, rhythm, and tempo. The platform also provides tools for effective and engaging guided practice, such as tempo adjustment, looping, and backing tracks. SoundCheck will be added to Noteflight and Noteflight Premium in the coming months.

“MatchMySound’s sophisticated feedback technology is an ideal fit for this revolutionary music learning and performing solution,” said David Smolover, CEO of Accelerando. “We are thrilled to partner with the leaders in publishing and online music notation to build SoundCheck and to offer it to music writers and readers, worldwide.”

Teachers, students, and musicians interested in using SoundCheck can contact Noteflight at http://www.noteflight.com for more information on how to implement this new music creation, performance, and feedback platform.

About Accelerando
Accelerando is a music education company that specializes in music assessment technology. Its flagship practice and feedback technology, MatchMySound, powers the apps Achieve Music, MusicFirst’ s Practice First, Piano Adventures’ Sightreading Coach, My Choral Coach, and Marching Band Pro. A respected technology leader in music education, the company has license agreements with major publishers, including Hal Leonard, Alfred Music, Music Sales, and Piano Adventures. Accelerando also works with School of Rock, one of the world’s largest music lesson providers. The company recently developed Songley, an app that is transforming the relationship between performing artists and their fans. The company’s mission is to make learning fun, exciting, and affordable, and proudly serves its solutions to publishers, schools, private teachers, student musicians, and hobbyists worldwide.

About Noteflight
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Somerville, MA, Noteflight, LLC is dedicated to reinventing the way people create, share, teach, sell, purchase, and now learn to play notated music. Noteflight has over 4.8 million users and addresses both individual music-makers and music educators at all levels with its family of products, available by online subscription. Noteflight also provides a marketplace to purchase and sell music all as digital Noteflight notation files. Hal Leonard acquired Noteflight in 2014 and continues to invest in growth for both the education and consumer music markets. For more information, visit http://www.noteflight.com.

About Hal Leonard
Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard is the world’s largest music print publisher and digital content provider, producing educational publications, songbooks, sheet music, reference books, DVDs, magazines, eBooks, digital sheet music, apps and more. The company is also a major distributor of music technology products, selling and marketing the most popular software, hard goods and accessories available today, to musicians and recording enthusiasts around the world. In its more than 200,000 available publications and products, Hal Leonard represents many of the world’s best known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI and also has domestic offices in Winona, MN; San Francisco; Austin; and Boston, and offices abroad in Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.halleonard.com.

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MiniCo Insurance Agency Wins Internet Advertising Competition Award from the Web Marketing Association

MiniCo Insurance Agency has won an Internet Advertising Competition Award from the Web Marketing Association in the category of insurance integrated advertising campaign. MiniCo was recognized for the multi-faceted marketing campaign that launched the company's newly upgraded specialty business owner policy (BOP) for self-storage risks.

Campaign elements included website content, a white paper, a press release, educational videos for independent insurance agents, emails to agents and self-storage professionals, print advertisements for self-storage industry publications, postcard mailings, social media posts, blog posts, and search engine and social media advertisements.

MiniCo President and CEO Mike Schofield commented, “We are honored to be recognized by the Web Marketing Association as part of its Internet Advertising Competition. Since 1975, MiniCo has offered the gold standard in specialty BOP coverage for self-storage risks. When we launched the upgraded policy in 2019, our in-house marketing team played a critical role in communicating the benefits to independent insurance agents as well as policyholders and self-storage professionals."

The Web Marketing Association was founded in Boston in 1997 to help set a high standard for internet marketing and corporate web development. Staffed by volunteers, the organization is made up of internet marketing, advertising, PR, and design professionals who share an interest for improving the quality of advertising, marketing, and promotion used to attract visitors to corporate websites. The association's Internet Advertising Competition was the first award program dedicated to recognizing outstanding online advertising in all its various forms.

 

About MiniCo Insurance Agency


MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, was founded in 1974 as a provider of specialty insurance products and publications for the self-storage industry. Today the company is a managing general agency offering multiple specialty property and casualty insurance products for a variety of unique industries and exposures. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, the parent company of MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Inc., is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group. For more information, please visit https://www.minico.com.

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Hot New Artist From Ann Arbor Michigan

Artist "PROL'E" Drops A Really Hot Song !!!

Single “BLACK DUCK” : 

https://songwhip.com/song/prole/black-duck

BIOGRAPHY: Midwest HIP-HOP artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan goes by the name of "PROL'E". Artist "PROL'E" was born "Anthony Thompson" in Detroit, Michigan on the 13th of October, 1993. Music came naturally for "PROL'E", being blessed to have a mother who could sing and has an ear for music. Also a distant father who was known by not only local but "nationally known" rappers as well, for his good rapping and lyrics. "PROL'E" began seeking to start his career young. Pursuing the musical dream.
After trial and errors from failed record deals and broken relationships with past connections, "PROL'E" began taking his career into his own hands. "Ann Arbor" artsist "PROL'E" released a single called "ANN ARBOR" ( prod. By sneak beatz ), that started to get him some real buzz through out the city. He them signed a (W.W) distribution deal with a music distribution company (YVE). Soon after released 3-5 albums through that specific distribution company, before he decided to start releasing music on his own. "PROL'E" contributed to his first release on his own in 2016 with his single " DRILL 'EM ".

"PROL'E" not only produces, writes , records and masters his own music. He now plans, manages , markets , distributes and sales his own music with help from his wife and close friends. 

- prol'e

MUSIC / SOCIAL NETWORK LINKS:

         - SPOTIFY :https://open.spotify.com/artist/63rN9hFimQ3auk9Usj4qZ7

        - PANDORA : "prol'e" ( the profile with over 100 listeners ) 

        - ITUNES : https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/prole/360421582

        - BANDCAMP : https://improle.bandcamp.com/

        - SOUNDCLOUD : www.soundcloud.com/therealprole 

        - FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/improle

        - TWITTER : www.twitter.com/itsprole

  ( THESE ARE A SPREAD OF A COUPLE TOP LINKS )

 " Artists and musician,  PROL'E,"

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Global Banking & Finance Review® Accepting Entries for Their Prestigious 10th Annual Awards

Over three million people read Global Banking & Finance Review annually, counting on us for our well-respected news, views, and analysis. This stretches across quite diverse areas touching on everything of solid importance in the extended international banking and financial spaces. A major highlight the platform delivers every year is the Global Banking & Finance Awards

In exciting news, we have recently announced that we are accepting entries for 2020’s awards and encourage interested parties to fill out a submission form on the platform’s official website. Entering is quick, easy, and completely free. By nominating, you stand to boost your company’s awareness, reputation, and leadership. Winning is universally considered a sign of quality for companies in the banking and financial world and is highly sought after.

“We are always excited for this time of year and getting to see who enters our Award competition,” Wanda Rich, Editor from Global Banking & Finance Review. “Every year more companies enter, and the competition becomes more and more competitive. Determining the top choices is something we take very seriously.”

The Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community. The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes which are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world.

The entire Awards process from start to finish is free of charge. This includes nomination, selection and announcement of the winners on the website https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com and on the print magazine. 

The 2020 Awards are likely to be the most competitive yet, along with carrying the largest amount of recognition for winners.

For more information be sure to visit www.globalbankingandfinance.com.

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Clutch Recognizes JJR Marketing Inc. As 2020 Local and Global Leader For The Fourth Year In A Row

JJR Marketing Inc. in Naperville, Illinois celebrates its 14th year in business with top rankings from Clutch in seven categories covering both Chicago awards and national awards. Clutch is a prominent B2B ratings and review firm in Washington D.C. Clutch’s research process includes in-depth phone interviews with former clients, helping guarantee accurate and detailed reviews.

JJR Marketing Inc. was thrilled to receive the results that it was named a top global company for corporate communication, event management, and public relations. The business was named top branding, public relations, social media marketing and web design firms for Chicago.

“In today’s media-saturated world, businesses must emphasize creating a high-quality, unique marketing campaign to stand out,” said Clutch Business Analyst Ethan Lutz. “Our results can help those searching for an advertising or marketing firm pick a partner with confidence. These leaders have proven they can communicate well, produce high-quality campaigns or products, and get businesses the results they need to succeed.”

Clutch selected companies stand out as leaders through their extensive industry knowledge, customer service, organized project management and high-quality results.

The results are based on Clutch’s advanced rankings methodology, which considers:

  • The satisfaction of the companies’ former clients
  • The depth of the companies’ expertise
  • The companies’ overall market presence

 

“To be recognized this year as a top firm both locally and globally was really amazing. We couldn’t have asked for better clients along the way. Knowing this recognition is based on their third-party reviews reassures us that we are really doing the best we can in all aspects of our business,” said JJR Marketing Inc. CEO Jacqueline S. Ruiz, “This speaks so much about our team’s strong dedication and commitment to our clients while also adding value to them.”

About JJR Marketing:


JJR Marketing is a full-service, award-winning marketing and public relations agency. We’re passionate about taking your business to "ascending" mode. Our integrated approach harnesses the power of your brand to create leads, increase sales, drive digital traffic, tap into new markets and make things happen. That’s why companies, from innovative start-ups to Fortune 500, choose JJR Marketing. For more information, visit https://jjrmarketing.com/.

About Clutch:


Clutch is the leading ratings and reviews platform for IT, marketing, and business service providers. Each month, over half a million buyers and sellers of services use the Clutch platform, and the user base is growing over 50% a year. Clutch has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. and has been listed as a top 50 startup by LinkedIn.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Media & Communications,U.S,Website & Blog

Sonoma County Billboard Company Goes 100% Renewable, Veale Outdoor Advertising to Run on Sonoma Clean Power’s EverGreen Service

Veale Outdoor Advertising, a Sonoma County based company that specializes in outdoor advertisements, is making the transition to 100% renewable energy.

For many of the County’s residents, passing by the electronic billboard in Rohnert Park on Highway 101 is a regular, if not daily, occurrence. Now, the billboard, along with others owned by Veale Outdoor Advertising throughout the County, are powered by locally generated renewable energy from Sonoma Clean Power.

Veale Outdoor Advertising, like many businesses today, has been exploring ways to reduce its environmental impact. Upgrading to EverGreen, the 100% renewable option from Sonoma Clean Power, is one of the most significant steps the company has taken to date.

By choosing EverGreen, nearly all the greenhouse gas emissions associated with Veale Outdoor Advertising’s electricity use will be eliminated.

“After over 50 years of service and support from our community, we are honored to give back by lowering our carbon footprint by converting all of our outdoor billboards, both static and electronic, to EverGreen sustainable energy. We are so proud to be part of this new sustainable form of renewable energy,” said Tom Jackson, General Manager of Veale Outdoor Advertising.

EverGreen is the first service of its kind available to businesses in California. Sonoma Clean Power is the only energy provider in the State to offer an electricity option that is entirely renewable and local, that runs 24/7.

The majority of 100% renewable services are made from solar and still rely on natural gas or other non-renewables when solar energy is not being generated. EverGreen is different.

By utilizing local solar power from facilities in Willits, Cloverdale, and Petaluma when the sun is out, and geothermal power from The Geysers when the sun is down, homes and businesses who’ve chosen EverGreen never encourage the burning of fossil fuels.

For businesses interested in investing in renewable energy, EverGreen can also be a cheaper and easier alternative to installing a commercial solar system.

“We are very excited to have a local business like Veale Outdoor Advertising making a visible and meaningful commitment to 100% renewable energy in our community. Their efforts today are helping to lead us toward a healthier future for Sonoma and Mendocino counties,” said Erica Torgerson, Director of Customer Service at Sonoma Clean Power.

Businesses that are interested in upgrading to EverGreen can call Sonoma Clean Power at 1 (855) 202-2139 or visit cleanenergyfuture.club.

About Sonoma Clean Power


Sonoma Clean Power is the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. SCP’s services and programs are practical, affordable, and inclusive, empowering everyone to be part of the transition toward a clean energy future. To learn more, visit sonomacleanpower.org or call
1 (855) 202-2139.

About Veale Outdoor Advertising


Veale Outdoor Advertising is a Sonoma County based company specializing in outdoor advertisements. The average individual spends up to 20 hours a week commuting and out of their home, and for 69% of these people, purchasing decisions are made outside of the home. Veale Outdoor Advertising capitalizes on this fact and offers advertisers the advantage of an advertising medium that cannot be ignored by turning a page, closing a pop-up, or changing a channel. With two state of the art digital billboards in Northern California and 18 static billboards, Veale Outdoor Advertising offers customers a way to reach up to seven million consumers each month.

Follow us online!!!


https://www.facebook.com/vealeoutdooradvertising/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/6412901/admin/
https://twitter.com/VealeOutdoor

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Actor ARIEL ELIAZ Emerges in Universal Pictures Provocative Thriller ‘THE HUNT’ Premiering in Theaters on March 13, 2020

NEW YORK – Actor Ariel Eliaz emerges in the provocative satirical thriller THE HUNT, releasing in theaters nationwide from Universal Pictures on Friday, March 13th. Eliaz joins the project from Jason Blum (Get Out, The Purge) and Damon Lindelof (Watchmen, Lost), alongside a stellar cast that includes Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz and Emma Roberts.

(photo: Actor Ariel Eliaz emerges in new Universal Pictures thriller 'THE HUNT' releasing in US theaters nationwide on March 13, 2020)

Directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers), THE HUNT centers around 12 strangers who wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are or how they got there, but soon discover they’re being hunted down in a game devised by a group of elites. This sport gets derailed when one of the hunted (Gilpin), turns the tables and starts killing the hunters one by one. Gilpin runs into Eliaz along her vengeful journey.

Loosely based on the 1924 short story, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, THE HUNT is written by Lindelof and Nick Cuse (Watchman) and produced by Blum under his Blumhouse Productions banner.

Eliaz is excited to be part of this though-provoking film, “I thought it was a great satirical story to reflect on how divided we currently are. It’s a movie that definitely delivers a jolt, while still masterfully telling a high energy and entertaining story.”

Audiences will recognize Eliaz from his recurring role as Lior on the hit FX series, SNOWFALL, created by John Singleton. Introduced during Season 3, Lior is the trusted bodyguard for prominent gangster Avi Drexler (Alon Aboutboul). Eliaz will appear in the upcoming fourth season set for release in 2020.

Eliaz has built a solid reputation for his talents appearing in numerous TV shows, including The Deuce, The Haves and the Have Nots, MacGyver, Pose, Bull, Homeland, Gotham, Bluebloods among others. His credits also include over 30 independent films with a Best Actor win at NYC Indie Film Awards for his portrayal of The Devil in Whisky Sour. On stage, Eliaz has proven a powerhouse, receiving Best of Festival for Boiled Alive! at The Player’s Theatre in New York; and the Theatre Association of NY State (TANYS) Excellence Award for his portrayal of The Cat in Seussical the Musical.

Eliaz has become a force behind the scenes as a director, producer and creator. He teamed-up with rising director Jessica Siqueiros to establish Viscera Productions, which focuses on creating socially conscious films. Their comedy short, Pozole, won the 2019 Cinequest Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film and qualified for the Academy Awards.  

Eliaz also recognized that others need a helping hand, so he founded the non-profit The Cardium Project, assisting artists from low-income backgrounds get a foot hold with their acting careers. In addition, he works with kids that are locked-up at Juvenile Prisons, teaching them acting skills and creating film projects.

Eliaz is represented by Cristy Beasley at S+C Management.

For more about ARIEL ELIAZ visit: arieleliaz.com

(photo: actor Ariel Eliaz)

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Empowering University Offers Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Curriculum for Success

The number of women becoming entrepreneurs continues to rise.  According to a study commissioned by American Express in 2018, 40% of new entrepreneurs between 2017 and 2018 were women.  The study also found that while the total number of businesses has grown 114% over the past two decades, the number of women-owned businesses has grown 44%. 

“Women face unique challenges in the business world, whether they own their own business or work in the corporate world,” says globally recognized public speaker, award-winning entrepreneur and author Galit Ventura-Rozen.  “But learning how to skillfully navigate these challenges can lead to limitless possibilities of success.”  

Ventura-Rozen became an entrepreneur at the age of 21, stepping into the male-dominated world of corporate real estate.  During her over 25 years of experience, she has sold over $ 700 million in Las Vegas commercial property. At the age of 38, she went back to school to earn a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Throughout her career, she has received TMG Entertainment Silver State Award for Best of the Best Local Motivational Speaker/Coach, the National Association of Women Business Owners Woman of Distinction Award for Professional Services, been named one of Infinity Business Magazine’s Top 5 Female Professionals You Should Know About, and more.  Most recently she received the TMG Entertainment Silver State Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.

Even though the presence of women-owned businesses has grown, and women-owned companies have been found to deliver more than twice as much per dollar invested, female founders only received 2% of venture capital dollars in 2017, the same year women made up 2/5 of all new entrepreneurs.  Professional women still face a significant wage gap, with the Census Bureau finding that women still make just 80% of what their male professional counterparts make. Entrepreneurship offers women paths to success that traditional corporate paths do not provide.

Based on her decades of success in the high caliber world of business while raising a family, and as a high performance business coach, Ventura-Rozen authored the book The Successful Woman’s Mindset and launched Empowering University to provide professionals and entrepreneurs the tools and training needed to reach new levels of personal and professional success.  Empowering University offers professional speakers, corporate training, and executive coaching in leadership, business, the successful mindset and more.

“You don’t have to own your own business to benefit from an entrepreneurial mindset,” says Ventura-Rozen. “Empowered leadership and an engaged and unified team are what pushes any business to the next level.  Armed with the right tools and mindset, the possibilities are limitless.”

To invite Galit Ventura-Rozen to speak for you, or for more information about how her company Empowering University can launch your business or career to new levels, visit www.galitventurarozen.com 

Posted in: Business,Marketing & Sales,Media & Communications,Professional Services,Real Estate

National Association for Music Education Names March 2020 the 35th Music In Our Schools Month

This March, music educators and music students will be celebrating music education in their schools and communities with concerts and classroom activities that show how “Music Changes Lives,” the theme of the 2020 observance of Music In Our Schools Month®. The impact of music education on the lives of students is evident in its social-emotional effect on young people and how they interact with the world around them.

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognizes March as the thirty-fifth annual Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®). Since 1985, MIOSM has been observed as a yearly month-long celebration when schools and communities celebrate music in their local schools and the educators who dedicate themselves to bringing music into the lives of students every day. This year the NAfME Council for General Music Education has provided teachers resources to show the learning process throughout the whole school year. The “Music In Our Schools Month®: Process into Product” document explains this new direction, which began in 2018.

Every day, in classrooms and rehearsal rooms across the United States, music educators dedicate themselves to reaching all students with life-changing musical experiences. What parents, administrators, and the wider community have not always had the opportunity to observe, however, is the months of practice and rehearsals, and the process of learning that takes place in the music classroom and on the stage.

Each school year provides an opportunity for music educators to show that process through “informances”—when students demonstrate various learning stages—before the performances at the end of that process. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to show their growth and learning in the music classroom—and for educators to share the incredible work they are doing in their music programs. NAfME also celebrates the music program leaders, superintendents, school boards, parents, and local businesses that support their local schools’ music programs and the difference music makes for all students.

NAfME encourages teachers and music education advocates to share on social media how their schools are celebrating music education, using the hashtags #MusicChangesLives and #MIOSM and tagging “@NAfME.”

This year NAfME has provided MIOSM lesson plans for twenty songs, including resources from the Library of Congress, instructional goals and objectives, connections to the National Core Arts Standards learned in each lesson, worksheets, and more. Additionally, music educators can join in the “biggest school chorus in the world” with American Young Voices, which has provided lesson plans, teaching aims and objectives, sheet music, vocal tracks, and more for the song “Pinwheels.” NAfME has also provided classroom materials for MIOSM that teachers can share with their students as they celebrate how “Music Changes Lives” in their classrooms and schools. All of these items are available at nafme.org/MIOSM.

On March 26, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, NAfME will host a congressional briefing for legislators, Hill staffers, and stakeholders on music education and social-emotional learning. Speakers will include Scott Edgar, Associate Professor of Music, Music Education Chair, and Director of Bands at Lake Forest College and author of Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of Teaching Music, and Bob Morrison, school board member and New Jersey music education advocate. For more information, contact advocacy@nafme.org.

Meanwhile, state music education associations (MEAs) are conducting their own advocacy days this spring in state capitals to support music education for all students. Ensembles are performing for elected officials at their state capitols and in local communities to demonstrate the importance of music education. Many state MEAs sponsor resolutions or proclamations for MIOSM. A how-to guide, sample language, and examples of current resolutions are posted at nafme.org/MIOSM.

On February 24, Rob Lyda, chair of the NAfME Council for General Music, hosted a Twitter chat on “Advocacy and MIOSM,” which can be accessed by following @RobLyda and the hashtags #musedchat, #MusicChangesLives, and #MIOSM on Twitter.

Music In Our Schools Month® and MIOSM® are trademarks of NAfME, and may not be used for fundraising or materials produced for profit.

National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members teaching millions of students nationwide, the organization is the national voice for music education in the United States.

Follow NAfME on Twitter (twitter.com/nafme) and on Facebook (facebook.com/nafme).

For additional information, contact Catherina Hurlburt at catherinah@nafme.org or 703-860-4000.

Posted in: Media & Communications,U.S

Vizion Interactive Announces a Move to a New Vizion (dot com)

Vizion Interactive is proud to announce its move over to the newly acquired domain, Vizion.com.

The digital marketing agency has owned VizionInteractive.com since its inception back in 2005 but has always been on mission to acquire the simplified Vizion.com domain.

President & CEO Mark Jackson said, “When I founded Vizion Interactive in 2005, one of the first items on my to-do list was to secure a domain. I knew that I wanted to name the company Vizion, but – alas – the person who owned Vizion.com would not sell. Hence, ‘Vizion Interactive.’ Today, we are happy to say that - 14 years later - we have secured the domain and are now ‘Vizion’.”

The rebranding comes at a perfect time, coinciding with the New Year…”2020.”

“20/20 Vision” = “20/20 Vizion.com.” “It just happened that this acquisition came at this time. Perhaps it’s fate that this happens as we celebrate the turning of our calendars to the year 2020,” said Jackson.

To celebrate this re-branding, Vizion Interactive hosted people at the Dallas Digital Summit to free 2020 New Year’s glasses and everything else that one would need to bring in the new year (except for the champagne).

“There’s lots to celebrate at Vizion Interactive. We’d like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable new year!”

About Vizion Interactive:
Vizion Interactive is a Google Premier Partner and leading digital marketing services agency, bringing the process and tools that you might expect from the largest agencies, the specialized skills and knowledge of a boutique, and the care and attention of an independent contractor. Vizion Interactive provides a wide array of digital marketing services to B2B, B2C, franchise, and ecommerce clients including holistic SEO, PPC Management/Optimization, Amazon Ads Management/Optimization, CRO and Enterprise Analytics and Reporting.

Contact
Kristien Matelski
888.484.9466
Kristien@Vizion.com

Posted in: Business,Media & Communications,Technology

The Female Media Mogul Behind the Exposure Brand: Launches a Smart TV Streaming App

December 16, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin- Tam Lawrence, the founder of Exposure On Demand TV distribution network streaming on smart TV devices; currently on ROKU, and Amazon Fire Stick. Lawrence, has always been interested in streaming positive media for over a decade.

The owner of an avid sister media platform, Exposure Magazine. The savvy and charismatic media mogul Lawrence, who founded Exposure Magazine in 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, she was always struck by the disconnection between how adept her generation was at understanding the importance of media and how little they knew about how to gain exposure pitching media networks.

Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba3WWAn2iWA

The problem, Lawrence thought, was especially acute across small businesses, where most small business owners are not introduced to media when opening their businesses — if they’re able to get those connection or access at all.

Exposure On Demand TV distribution network is her attempt to change that.

The company’s initial product is a programming learning platform for students. It uses family friendly programming as a traditional standard for content and through augmented reality cooking shows, authors reading, tutors teaching, experts educating, motivational speakers inspiring, and news shows making folks aware and political sitcoms breaking cycles of oppression. However, for the sake of entertainment there will be a number of celebrity red carpet affairs, award shows, NBA All Star and NFL Draft moment as Exposure On Demand TV takes you behind the scenes.

Exposure On Demand TV launched a mere five months ago and already has 6,000 users on its app. In American and Canada, it has grown through its partnership with the content creatives, networks, and entertainment companies.

The company has also scored early partnerships with national celebrities to attract kids to the platform. Exposure On Demand TV, uses TIC TOK, Facebook, IG, LinkedIn, YouNow, and Periscope to highlight and promote the network. Along with, Exposure Magazine its media partner with over 87,409+ subscribers and 2.5 million web viewers an embedding of the Exposure On Demand TV linear channel plays 24/7 on the magazine’s website.

It’s an indicator of how Exposure On Demand TV expects to make money. Lawrence says that sponsorships, brand partnerships, and advertisement opportunities will exist for companies that want to advertise in the app. And, there’s an opportunity for in-app channel purchases, she says.

“I am just excited to be able to offer content creatives a community that is welcoming and most importantly offering them a living wage. I Uber-ed the streaming business, so anyone with a cell phone capable of capturing content at a 1080 HD or 4K specification could earn ad revenue streams,” says Lawrence

The merchandising component also informs the company’s move to develop an augmented reality application as well, which the company developed after seeing the success of Netflix.
“We thought it would be a very cool thing to integrate the education system with the Tutoring Channel for Students,” says Lawrence

The Tutor TV in the app is designed to encourage users to roam free in the environment once in the app students can find tutors FREELY and on demand; whenever need be students are welcomed to learn at will. The tutors are rewarded with sponsorships, ad revenue and brand management.

Going forward, Lawrence envisions a fully realized community and storytelling platform that includes tech, experiential marketing series, podcasting live, small business storytelling, book author read alongs for children and adults, conversation series, fireside expert chats, live streaming conferences, -enabled creative content generate the content streaming on Exposure On Demand TV https://www.exposureondemand.tv

“One of the things that makes us different is that education and positive diversified content streaming has been overlooked and we’re making moves that are relevant to content creatives around the world,” says Lawrence.

To date, the company has raised a small, pre-seed investment from Aart & Kingsley LLC, after participating in the impact investor’s two-year streaming accelerator program and is currently in the process of raising its seed round, with an eye toward expanding the marketing and development of the app across all smart TV devices.

Press Release:
Aart & Kingsley LLC
Media Person: Jason Campbell
Contact: Newsdesk@rlassc.com
Phone Number: (414) 533-7239

Website
https://www.exposure-magazine.com

https://www.exposureondemand.tv

https://www.aartkingsleyllc.com

https://www.blackmediaconference.com

 

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Business,Celebrity,Media & Communications,Society & Culture

The “Creativity is a Culture,” campaign seeks to create a living wage for content creatives: diversity and economic inclusion

Milwaukee, Wisconsin— December 16, 2019Aart & Kingsley a public and media relations agency announced its economic and diversity inclusion initiative after attaining a smart TV streaming network, Exposure On Demand TV streaming on several platforms such as ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, iOS, Android, Google Chrome-Cast, Apple TV, Samsung TV and on the web at https://www.exposureondemand.tv the APP is currently available on ROKU and Amazon Fire Stick devices - the other platforms will launch in January 2020. Aart & Kingsley since 2012 has published a digital and print publication called, Exposure Magazine; over the past several years the publication has earned the trust of 87,409+ subscribers and 2.5 million online viewers.

“Apparently if you consider, the amplifying number of content creators on YouTube it’s pretty obvious we have an enormous number of content creatives who desire to produce content. Needless to say, content creatives are searching for ways to discover how they can make a living wage. As a result, a vast number of content creatives have been forced to close their creative studios, ultimately deferring their dreams. Although, finding a day job is not a bad thing, it does not negate [the rule of metaphysics] in which innately creatives are purposeful, and their ability be creative is evolutionary. The “Creativity is a Culture,” initiative has creatives around the world subscribing, we are projected to reach over 19,000 applicant before the end of 2019; merging onto both platforms Exposure On Demand TV-  for its [shared ad-revenues] and for those who desire to publish their own magazine, Exposure Magazine offers licensing options, said Tam Lawrence, Founder at Exposure On Demand TV & Exposure Magazine

Positive Customer Impact

Many creatives have already benefited from hosting their content on Exposure on Demand TV streaming into over 60 million households.  In January 2020, EXPOSURE ON DEMAND TV App will be finalizing its merger with eZWay Network adding on an additional 150+ channels broadening Exposure on Demand TV reach into over 600+million household earning on an average six figures. In addition, Exposure Magazine has signed with several publishers Melissa Ambers launching Exposure Business Magazine, Cedric Nettle launching Exposure Entertainment Magazine, Stacy King-Chaney launching Exposure Gospel Magazine and to come are Exposure Travel Magazine, Exposure Authors Magazine, Exposure Foodie Magazine, Exposure Fashion Magazine and newly released Exposure Men Magazine.

Exposure Magazine’s shared publishing initiative will enable licensed publishers to benefit from leveraging magazine’s current readership, brand partnerships, media sponsorships, awards, social media presences, and attendance at high profile events.

“As a new publisher licensing Exposure Magazine’s brand has been the missing piece to my business. I’ve enjoyed pitching my entertainment magazine for media coverage during film festivals, entertainment award shows and so forth,” said Cedric Nettles, Publisher of Exposure Entertainment Magazine.

 

There is still room for more creatives to participate in streaming their video content on Exposure on Demand TV distribution network. The “Creativity is a Culture,” initiative has retained non-exclusive programming with “Take It to the Stage,” produced by LG Media Group, “Laugh Trac,” produced by Vallee Blanc, “Behind the Scene,” produced by Melissa Ambers, “Let’s Kick it with The Jones Family,” produced by the Jones Family  and more will be announced in 2020. is an update driven by customer feedback and is part of Company Name’s commitment to deliver the latest product updates in one convenient installation. There is still room for more creatives to participate in streaming their video content on Exposure on Demand TV distribution network. The “Creativity is a Culture,” initiative has retained non-exclusive programming with “Take It to the Stage,” produced by LG Media Group, “Laugh Trac,” produced by Vallee Blanc, “Behind the Scene,” produced by Melissa Ambers, “Let’s Kick it with The Jones Family,” produced by the Jones Family  and more will be announced in 2020.  

For more information, press only:

PR Contact Name Tam Lawrence

Phone number (414) 533.7239

Email TL@RLASSC.COM

Website https://www.exposure-magazine.com https://www.exposureondemand.tv

 

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Business,Celebrity,Media & Communications,Society & Culture

moremexicoforless.com An Online Travel Agency (OTA) with a Social Cause

http://www.moremexicoforless.com An Online Travel Agency (OTA) with a Social Cause

  • Promotes volunteer tourism to develop the communities’ economies.
  • Leaders in every industry have the responsibility to give back, and travel is no exception.

Jorge Cadena is a world leader in marketing tourist destinations. Through his advertising agency, Smart Strategic Marketing, LLC, he has created over 500 marketing campaigns for destinations, airlines, hotels and attractions all over the world.

Heidi Herfurth, Editor of VIVA! The Woodlands Magazine delivered the news to Jorge Cadena, President of Smart Strategic Marketing, LLC and Founder of moremexicoforless.com and said, "We need more companies that consider helping others a fundamental part of their business strategies".

Although the travel industry is not seen as an industry that gives back, in reality it provides millions of jobs around the world. Tourism employs people from all walks of life and caters to the vast range of tourists, that travel to nearby and distant destinations. Moreover, Jorge has seen that tourism has had a great impact in the development of regions around the world. Which is why he is committed to educating travel brands on how to use tourism to increase employment in areas of few opportunities.

Travelers today want to know the country authentically, the people, culture, nature, and everyday life. His OTA, moremexicoforless.com, partners with Nomad Republic, a company that organizes volunteer travel to Central and South America.

“I think travelling far brings you closer,” said Jorge when asked about Volunteer Tourism. “I’ve seen people travel long distances and spend a lot of money just to get to a remote community in the poorest regions of the world because that’s where they get a tremendous sense of accomplishment from helping others, which is priceless,” he added.

Jorge also believes that one should get to know their neighbor better. However, when going to meet one’s neighbor he says, “take the long way; if your neighbor lives to your right, go left. Go around the world and get a little lost. As you travel around you will be exposed to different cultures, languages, and ways of thinking. This will give you a better understanding of the world and the people around you, ultimately bringing you closer to your neighbor.” Jorge also has a compelling message for travel companies, “by sharing our knowledge about tourism, we will build better tourism destinations, improve the level of service, and gain a better understanding of each other.”

Jorge is a renowned travel speaker, who is passionate about sharing his knowledge to help travel brands find their uniqueness. He has helped hundreds of brands learn how to successfully market their products. He is therefore devoted to offering solutions that help bring economic development through sustainable tourism projects that can be turned into new exciting travel products for consumers.

For more information please contact
Jorge Cadena
+1 (832) 948-4440
jorge@smartsmarketing.com

Posted in: Media & Communications,Travel

Relevance Affirms Its Premier Position as the Best Content Marketing and Management Platform

Relevance, the online publication developed to promote content marketing, has reaffirmed its position as the best in this niche. With a community of over 42,000 marketing professionals, Relevance is clearly the preferred destination for everything associated with content curation, interactive media, influencer outreach, public relations, media relations, social media, search engine marketing, media buying, content marketing, native advertising and lots more.

“At Relevance, we are focused sharply on content marketing but we also focus on themes that are relevant to the subject,” says the spokesperson for Relevance.com. “We have a very creative and personalized approach to delivering the goals of our users. That’s why we are the preferred destination for those who have a passion and interest in content marketing and management.”

Today, Relevance.com is the fastest growing online publication in the content marketing and content promotion domain. The company has impressed industry experts with its user-friendly interface and remarkable features.

Relevance has over 500 writers, designers, and researchers that produce a steady stream of quality content for users.

The events section and the directory section which was added later also help in adding value to the user experience. These pages make it easy for users to find what they are looking for quickly and effortlessly.

Content marketing articles and blogs are posted under four categories in the main menu on Relevance. Readers can search for content under Earned Media, Paid Media, Owned Media, and Shared Media.

The News page provides the latest news as it develops on various topics while the Resources page offers a wealth of downloadable content on diverse topics such as press release, influencer marketing, landing page conversions, social media, SEO, lead generation and others.

Visitors to the website can find anything related to content management and marketing they are looking for, be it an agency, the latest tools, and services, or influencers and professionals from the industry, quickly using the filter option.

They can also locate content-specific blogs and articles using keywords, company name, and other aspects. The Post a Service option is especially useful for those who want to share information about their services using the Relevance platform.

The friendly interface has been carefully designed to make browsing and choice of options simple and straightforward.

Relevance stands apart from other content marketing and content management websites as it makes it easy and simple for users to find people and information related to content management.

For more information, visit http://relevance.com/

About Relevance:

Relevance.com is the world’s fastest-growing publication dedicated to content marketing and content promotion. They are trusted the world over for news, insights, resources, trends, and information of the highest quality and are the industry’s foremost source of thought leadership in the realm of content marketing and promotion strategy and tactics.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs,U.S,Website & Blog

The Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC (“EMC”) announced today that it has already produced five free “Virtual Seminars” for the retail energy industry.

 

EMC now offers five Webinars or “Virtual Seminars” on its website for viewing and is planning many more. The five include:

1.      “HOW TO CONTAIN THE EPIDEMIC OF CHURN IN RETAIL ENERGY” – Run by Jack Doueck, CEO of LED PLUS USA.  This webinar shows retail energy providers how to reduce churn and increase customer retention simply and cost-effectively.

 

2.      “RETAIL ENERGY REGULATORY TRENDS – WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S COMING SOON, and WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT IT” – run by Frank Caliva of P.R. Quinlan.  This webinar shows which states are most welcoming to progress in deregulation and which to avoid.

 

 

3.      “BOOST YOUR CUSTOMER LIFETIME VALUE USING MACHINE LEARNING” – run by Dr. Madalasa Venkatraman of TEG Analytics.  This webinar educates the audience on how to use AI and machine learning to increase CLTV.

 

4.      “THE LATEST AND GREATEST IN RETAIL ENERGY M&A” – run by Jack Doueck and Larry Leikin of Energy Marketing Conferences. This fantastic panel discussion is among Justin Courtney of Stephens investment bank, Nathan Kroeker, CEO of Spark Energy, Harold Marx of NRG, David Mirza of Medtractions, and Phillip Wills of Pulse Power.

 

 

5.      “EFFECTIVE CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL CUSTOMER RETENTION” – run by Jack Doueck and Larry Leikin of Energy Marketing Conferences.  This panel discussion features Kevin McMinn of Crius, Alan Schwab of Genie Retail Energy, Bill Kinneary of Powervine Energy, Ty Benefiel of MeterGenius, Dan Seaman of Optimus and Bruce Shields of Data Communications Management.

EMC is planning many more Virtual Seminars for the coming weeks and months.  The next one is August 20th entitled: “A Software Strategy for Managing Disruptive Change.”  EMC advertises its webinars online through its social media network, at its conferences, as well as on its website and to its email list of approximately 15,000 retail energy professionals. 

 

 

The Virtual Seminars are available on EMC’s website as a free and valuable educational tool for the industry.  

  

“Our mission in Energy Marketing Conferences is twofold: education and networking. Our two semi-annual conferences offer the absolute best opportunities for networking in the retail energy industry.  The conferences are packed with more than 50 speakers, 10 executive workshops and 6 interactive panels – all learning opportunities,” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of the Energy Marketing Conferences. “We will now reach out online to a much larger audience and provide people who aspire to have careers in retail energy with valuable information to help them innovate and succeed.”

 

Who should attend: CEO’s, COO’s, CMO’s and CFO’s of retail energy suppliers should tune into these virtual seminars.   “We ran an EMC Virtual Seminar in June of 2019 and it generated great traction. Jack and Larry did everything they promised. We received great exposure through national press releases, social media, the EMC website and email blasts to the whole retail industry,” said Nishant Jairath, of TEG Analytics. “Thank you to EMC for hosting this great educational series for Retail Energy!”

 

“EMC crafted this series of Webinars to appeal to all levels of retail energy companies including: CEO’s, CMO’s, COO’s, CFO’s as well as managers of divisions, retention managers, sales managers, channel partner managers, customer service personnel and IT professionals,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC. “This program is the first of its kind in the industry and we are excited that it is already off to a great start.”

 

The next Energy Marketing Conference will take place at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 12th 2019.  CLICK HERE to register for the largest retail energy event ever.

 

ABOUT Energy Marketing Conferences:

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences LLC is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.  The EMC Monthly e-Newsletter goes out to more than 15,000 retail energy executives each month with important articles written by industry professionals. The EMC Virtual Seminars are the newest program of EMC, designed to help educate the industry on a host of topics – free of charge.   

 

 

Posted in: Business,Commodity Market,Education,Finance Market,Media & Communications

James Pratt, First Australian Asked By iTalk Los Angeles

Leadership Content, Pop Culture and Stage Drama collide this July 12th in Los Angeles, when iTalk LA holds its next leadership event at the former estate of Frank Sinatra. The world-renowned iTalk events confirmed they have asked in-demand Australian actor and celebrity auctioneer James Pratt to join the star-studded line up of speakers this July in Los Angeles. This is the first time an Australian talent has been asked to speak at iTalk. Pratt who is fast building an esteemed reputation internationally has impressed iTalk in the past with his skillset, and if he confirms, he will be join the best across USA Film, Television and Fashion including Sean Stone, film actor and son of the legendary film maker Oliver Stone, celebrity stylist Ali Levine, MTV’s Chanel West Coast, and Frank Knuckles former percussionist for The Roots and The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, all whom will be showcasing specific leadership advice aimed at inspiring the next generation of pioneers

Motivational Leadership events are growing rapidly in popularity, but with this growth also comes higher expectations from the audience according to Jen Montague, co-founder and Sr. Director of ITalk, and who’s worked hard at making sure her events are keeping up with the progressive trends.

One of the biggest challenges right now is to build events that satisfy the moment-by-moment engagement that audiences are craving and not just millennial audiences but audiences of all ages. Content has to grip them, keep them, and provide them an opportunity to participate, to party, to network and so much more. The content has to be engaging enough for them to then share it online and on social media with their own followers. In other words, it’s about the experience said Jen Montague Director of ITalk, who enjoys merging her music conservatory and theatre roots with her corporate leadership and human resources professional experience. The infusion of pop culture is another unique facet of the platform, keeping audiences engaged. We’re pushing leadership and pop culture forward with iTalk said the world acclaimed International DJ Casper, Co-Founder and Director of Music for iTalk and DJ for “super producer,” Rodney Jerkins.

In April iTalk Philadelphia featured speakers such as, Meisha Johnson (CBS Anchor) Stephen Hoelper, Vice President of Product, Comcast NBCUniversal and Desiree Rogers –former CEO of Johnson Publishing, LLC and former Social Secretary for Barack Obama’s Administration. But it was not just the speakers and their content serving as the engaging hook; the event featured live music and some original works by The International DJ Casper, along with the fact that the event was held on the roof of the majestic Kimmel Centre at sunset, ensuring an emotive and inspiring set of colours as the backdrop for learning and the perfect party scene.

This July, guests attending iTalk LA can expect to experience the same type of star power! Tickets are currently selling fast. Frank Sinatra’s mansion will serve as the backdrop for leadership development and empowerment in Los Angeles. The International DJ Casper signed to DarkChild Entertainment will be doing a live set to turn up the crowd, all culminating in a truly dope leadership-club “experience” iTalk has termed “Motivational Nightlife.”

The keynote speakers will also be cutting down there talk time to under 10 minutes to allow for better interaction with guests after speaking. iTalk provides three directives to their iTalkers Be Bold (make a strong impact), Be Brief (under10 minutes) Be Gone (get off the stage). The event also covers an array of topics all aimed at increasing those looking at self-improvement and being inspired; Courage, Vision, Change and more.

Although it’s not yet confirmed if Pratt has accepted his invitation to be a keynote speaker, it’s another testament to the enormous international reach iTalk Events attract, and the high calibre of talent their speakers have.

Ultimately, challenging attendees to: think non-traditionally, identify creative solutions to problems and share their own stories, based on their passionate why, is how Jen describes this next exciting ITalk event and the iTalk platform.

For more information go to www.italkevents.com

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Fashion & Beauty,Lifestyle,Media & Communications,U.S

Swim Week Calendar Announces New DIY Digital Products

After working in the fashion industry (and particularly the swimwear, intimates, shapewear, and athleisure industry) for over 20 years, we have been able to deconstruct the traditional PR / Marketing / Sales / Consulting package and develop a library of digital DIY products that offer practical information, tools, and templates that allow brands an affordable option to pick and choose the topics that are most relevant to help them grow their individual business.   Some of these include:


The Swimwear Buyers List:
 Available for purchase (0), Swim Week Calendar has created a fine-tuned curated and completely vetted list of swimwear retail buyers. The swimwear buyers list downloads as an excel sheet and include 350 verified contacts (name, title, email, address, and phone number).


The Independent Buyers List:
 Available for purchase (0), Swim Week Calendar has created a fine-tuned curated and completely vetted list of buyers from multi-line specialty boutiques from around the United States. The list contains 370 verified contacts (name, title, email, address, phone) priced in the moderate and better to high-end of the apparel and accessories market.


How to Pitch to Buyer e-book
 (): Featuring word-for-word script templates to get your brand into retail stores this book is a step-by-step guide on what you need to prepare and how to get those coveted meeting with the right retail buyers. This e-book included info on:  

  • How to know if the retailer is right for you;
  • What to say when you call;
  • What to say when you email / what NOT to say;
  • What to say when you are in the store;
  • What they are going to expect to see

And so much more - we have jam-packed so much fun and easy-to-read information in this book. 


How to Pitch to Editors
 e-book (): Swim Week Calendar has created this DIY guide which equips you will all the proper resources you need to understand and prepare before you start the pitching process as well as a template script and sample scripts to show you how to pitch editors. This e-book includes:

  • Media Lead Times
  • Magazine Themes
  • Editorial Calendars for a Variety of National Publications
  • Template Script
  • Sample Scripts
  • Invaluable Advice from over 20 years in the fashion industry


Wholesale Line Sheet Template (),
 One of our best sellers, this customizable, easy-to-use line sheet template will allow brand owners/designers to showcase their collection to retail buyers in an effective, and organized way. This acts as their catalog, allowing buyers to see important information such as pictures, pricing, color availabilities and more. A line sheet is a way buyers are able to place orders with your company.


MIAMI SWIM WEEK CONSULTATION:  
If you are confused about Miami Swim Week and the best way to showcase your brand Swim Week Calendar offers a 45 min phone consultation () that will give you expert guidance in choosing the right trade show for your brand, whether or not to do a runway show and which platform we recommend for your specific brand. We will consult on where to go, how to get sponsors, where to network, and answer any additional specific questions you might have. 


ONE-HOUR GENERAL PR/MARKETING CONSULTATION:
This one-hour consultation will provide insight into navigating the worlds of Public Relations, Branding, and Social Media during a phone/Skype/WhatsApp conversation with a fashion business-consulting expert with over 20 years of experience.  A one-hour consultation with a professional can shorten the learning curve of how to approach these specialized fields, saving you and your company time and money and will contribute to a potentially high achieving campaign.  If you have questions to go over, would like to bounce ideas off of a professional in the field, or need someone to turn to for a full campaign overhaul, book a one-hour session consultation.  If you think you'll need more time and assistance, we also offer customized packages that take you through the process from start to finish.  Contact us at info@swimweekcalendar.com with the subject line "Consultations" to discuss options.

Whether you are new to the industry and need help starting your business, have already launched and need help getting sales and customers, or have a list of specific questions and just want answers, we can work together to get your short or long term goals accomplished. 

Email us at info@swimweekcalendar.com; Follow us on Instagram @swimweekcalendar.com

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The Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC (“EMC”) announced today that it will produce a series of free “Virtual Seminars” for the retail energy industry.

New York, NY: The Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC (“EMC”) announced today that it will produce a series of free “Virtual Seminars” for the retail energy industry.

 

EMC will advertise them as “Cyber Tuesdays” online through its social media network, (using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook), at its conferences, as well as on its website and to its email list of approximately 15,000 retail energy professionals. 

 

EMC will send out links to the Virtual Seminars after the event takes place so that thousands of retail energy professionals can access the Virtual Seminars free of charge.

 

EMC will have the Virtual Seminars available on its website as a free and valuable educational tool for the industry.  

 

The purpose of the Virtual Seminars is to provide a valuable branding opportunity to the Virtual Seminar Sponsors as well as to educate the retail energy industry on a variety of important topics.

 

The Virtual Seminars will all take place on Tuesdays, hence the term “Cyber Tuesdays”.

 

“There are more than 100,000 retail energy professionals in the competitive energy industry. Our semi-annual conferences attract between 600 and 700 attendees each time.  Where are the other 99,000 professionals going for information, education, and inspiration?” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of the Energy Marketing Conferences. “EMC will now reach out to a much larger audience and provide people who aspire to have careers in retail energy with valuable information to help them innovate and succeed.”

 

The next Virtual Seminar will be 30 minutes and will take place on Tuesday June 25th at 11:00am EST and it is entitled “Boost Your CLTV (“Customer Lifetime Value”) using Machine Learning'. It is sponsored by TEG Analytics. The speaker will be Dr. Madalasa Venkataraman, the Chief Data Scientist.  The discussion will center around how retail energy providers can improve the lifetime value of their customers using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and it promises to be an enjoyable and educational seminar. 

Who should attend: CEO’s, COO’s, CMO’s and CFO’s of retail energy suppliers should tune into this seminar.  “We are excited to team up with EMC to produce this valuable Virtual Seminar,” said Arvind Nagpal, Founder & CEO, TEG Analytics. “These are exciting times for retail energy professionals to drive profitable growth for their business using the power of AI and ML enabled decision support platform.”

“EMC will be crafting this program to appeal to all levels of retail energy companies including: CEO’s, CMO’s, COO’s, CFO’s as well as managers of divisions, retention managers, sales managers, channel partner managers, customer service personnel and IT professionals,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC. “This program is the first of its kind in the industry and we are excited to make it happen.”

 

Click HERE to register for FREE.

 

Log into https://energymarketingconferences.com/virtual-seminars/ to see a list of other planned Virtual Seminars that you can participate in free of charge from the comfort of your office or home.

The next Energy Marketing Conference will take place at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 12th 2019.  CLICK HERE to register for the largest retail energy event ever.

 

ABOUT Energy Marketing Conferences:

Energy Marketing Conferences

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences LLC is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.  The EMC Monthly e-Newsletter goes out to more than 15,000 retail energy executives each month with important articles written by industry professionals. The EMC Virtual Seminars are the newest program of EMC, designed to help educate the industry on a host of topics – free of charge.  Visit https://energymarketingconferences.com/ for more information.

 

Posted in: Business,Finance Market,Media & Communications,Real Estate,Services

New Indie Film Organization MARK IT INDIE Launches with Special Event at Hollywood’s Historic MONTALBAN THEATRE on April 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The new independent film organization Mark IT Indie is set to launch with a special event at the historic MONTALBAN THEATRE in Hollywood on Monday, April 29th. The evening unites a diverse cross-section of industry professionals to inform, inspire and encourage rising filmmakers to thrive at every level in their Indie career. 

The Mark IT Indie team behind this new supportive venture are actors and filmmakers Bel Deliá, Camilla Jackson and Russell Jeffrey. Together, they are on a mission to help foster connections and new collaborations for all dedicated artists and independent filmmakers seeking to propel forward and reach the next level with their creative endeavours. 

This special one-night inaugural program consists of insightful panels and one-on-one opportunities covering several key indie filmmaking areas, including: 

  • Indie Ingenuity – Addressing the challenges from budget constraints to on-set hurdles to common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Creating Voice – How to find your audience, sell your brand and your film in a crowded industry while staying authentic to your voice and your art.
  • Mark it, Mark it – An in-depth examination of the technical aspects of filmmaking and practical tips to apply from start to finish.
  • Creative Chameleons – Multi-talented artists share their experiences working across roles as they create their own content and navigate their own careers.

Lending their support and perspective on what it is to be Indie by participating on these panels will include leaders from BuzzFeed, Seed and Spark, Indie Rights, Etheria Film Night, the JTC list and Spotlight PR.

Panelists also include award-winning indie film directors, creators and actors, among them are: Lin Shaye (Insidious, Room for Rent), Emma Bell (The Walking Dead, Scratch), Noree Victoria (Little, NewFilmmakers LA), Christopher Soren Kelly (The Tangle, Infinity Chamber), Jessica Graham (The Tangle), and Haley Webb (Final Destination, Joyeux Noel).

“The purpose of Mark IT Indie is to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in your own personal journey within your own unique career. We believe all you need to flourish is the seed of your creative goals and the hunger to bring them into being.” -- Mark IT Indie Team

This inaugural special event will set the tone for future Mark IT Indie programs including a full Summit in 2020. The objective is to offer an accessible, on-going forum for the advanced indie filmmaker, as well as those who may be at a pause in their career, just starting out or the actor who wants to create. 

The Mark IT Indie team each comes with breadth of knowledge and experience in the industry. Bel Delia has been a producer in film and TV for over 20 years, starting in commercial and broadcast television, and is an actress having starred in genre films, such as The Tunnel and The Tangle. Camilla Jackson has worked across multiple fields and as a journalist for Blumhouse.com and created and starred in her own Jash/Amazon series The Milli Show. Russell Jeffrey is an actor best known for his regular work with BuzzFeed among numerous film and television roles, and as one of the producers behind significant media events such as YouTube RED’s Vidcon.

Spotlight PR is proud to support Mark IT Indie in this endeavor, delivering a like-minded objective of putting the power into every artist’s hands.

Mark IT Indie at the Montalban
Date/Time: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

Location: Montalban Theatre (1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, 90028)
Tickets + Information visit: http://markitindie.com
Price: general / students (discount code available on website)

For more about MARK IT INDIE visit: www.markitindie.com

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Business,Celebrity,Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs

rawzkyrecordsent music group

 

Born and raised in the streets of Portland Oregon when gentrification did not exist, Antonio PettyJohnBlue quickly learned how to adapt as well as survive through the trenches of a hard knock life. Being born with alcohol and drug in his system, the world already deemed Mr. PettyjohnBlue a lost cause. However that did not stop him from allowing his unique lyrics and vocal skills to be heard amongst the young crowds in inner cities across the east and west coast projects. Possessing flare and finesse, Antonio has a sound like no other. A new music called (r&p) rhythm and pleasure, but as Antonio would say, “ its just raw pism.” A lyrical poet who not only has the ability to create in your face and sometimes in your bedroom melodies, and controversial as it is, Antonio’s music style is one of a kind.

Listening to legends like Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Antonio always knew that he was destined to be a superstar just like the people he aspired to one day perform with. Antonio was raised in foster care and admits although it still bothers him to this day, the hardship he experienced has made him a stronger artist. “ My mother’s side of the family is where I developed my ability to move and serenade crowds, but my father’s musical gift as a pro is where I got my soul, rhtym and funk from.”

The now midlife,midaged artist has put all his focus and drive into being the next breakout star not only in Portland, but across the world. The 31 year old conglomerate has brought together trends in people who never thought would team up. He is a current CEO of Rawzky Records and hopes to change lives of the youth around him who suffer from the effects of gang violence and lack of role models in their communities. In addition to his newly found record company, King Rawzky is also a first year student in college studying Radio Broadcasting.

Hailing from a musical background, Antonio’s mother also was a singer. His late mother who was tragically killed as a car illegally ran a stop light. had a voice that would sound a crying baby to sleep. His Father Jake the Snake Booker, is currently performing across the country showcasing his rock and soul funkadelic talents while honing his guitar entertaining packed lounges and night clubs. Antonio’s late grandfather Venerable F Booker is a legendary scholar who was one of the first black presidents of a bank he owned in Portland Oregon since the late 1960’s. Coming from a musical background and a traditional soul and gospel, his grandfather also was a lover of music.

The friends and family of Antonio pettyjohnblue express their gratitude towards Portland’s critics, says King Rawzky. Its ironic and amazing to be loved and respected by so many. Considering the hate and jealousy that keeps Portland’s music world in the dirt. “There’s no support first of all”, says King Rawzky (Antonio). “You have to give more than you receive…if you really want a reward.” A true found talent, King Rawzky is destined to be crowned one of Portland Oregon’s best artists.

‘Life’s Metamorphosis’ Out Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Portland, Oregon – March 3, 2019 – While his name showcases his reign, it hasn’t always been so for King Rawzky. An underdog for much of his life, he’s ready to prove that he’s rising above and going beyond the expectations of his haters with an exciting 2019 planned. His first stop, SXSW in Austin, Texas this March.

With a professional musician for a father, it was inevitable that King Rawzky would inherit his talents and want to proceed with them. Comparable to the likes of Donnell Jones and K-Ci & JoJo, King Rawzky is a master of his craft. He takes listeners back to the pinnacle time for R&B – the ’90s – while still making them feel present in the here and now thanks to the alternative rock spin he puts in things. Not only does his sound resonate with fans, but also his perseverance. His childhood wasn’t always the best, but he overcame adversity and showcases that in his narrative alongside love and romance. It’s all about “constantly putting out positive energy” he says. Over the years King Rawzky has put out a plethora of albums, including 2018’s Life’s Metamorphosis.

Growing up King Rawkzy looked up to his grandfather, a successful banker and accountant. Following in his footsteps, he graduated college with a major in music and orchestration. Today, on top of creating his own music, he provides top grade vocal lessons while simultaneously focusing on his future endeavors with his animal rescue agency.

provided below.

###Contact:
King Rawzky
Antonio Blue
971-409-8170
Antoniopjblue@gmail.com

Links:
Official Site: http://www.rawzkyrecordsent.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/king_rawzky
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blue_antonio/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/Q-0Y8qqm4sU
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B00GUDGTC4?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=King%20Rawzky&index=digital-music&search-type=ss

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ASEOHosting Warns of the Growing Threat of SEO Spam Attacks

ASEOHosting, a provider of SEO-friendly hosting, has issued an advisory about search engine optimization spam attacks.

Per a recent report by security firm Sucuri, 51% of website hacks in 2018 were directly connected to SEO spam campaigns. This attack family is up 7.3% from 2017, making it one of the web’s fastest-growing attack methods. They are also, says the firm, difficult to detect, typically occurring via PHP, database injections, or .htaccess redirects.

The good news, says ASEOHosting Director of Business Development Daniel Page, is defending against SEO spam is actually relatively simple. Although SEO spam attacks may be more targeted than malware or ransomware, they generally exploit the same vulnerabilities as any web-based attack. This means that websites with strong security have as much to fear from SEO spam as from any other tactic.

“Though it can be hard to determine whether or not your website is infected after the fact, many of the same security best practices that defend against other attack vectors are also an effective defense against SEO spam,” Page explains. “First, keep your software up to date. I would also recommend that you carefully curate user content, and protect all user accounts with strong passwords.”

Page acknowledges that in some situations, even a website with strong security may be compromised. With that in mind, he also recommends using Google Analytics to watch for suspicious activity such as unusual traffic spikes, running regular malware scans, checking the sitemap for unapproved changes, and occasionally browsing one’s website as a user.

“Most web-based hacks, particularly spam attacks, are not particularly sophisticated,” Page notes. “They can most often be detected and defeated by simple vigilance. Pay careful attention to activity on your website, and be careful about the software you install, the content you allow, and the people you grant backend access to.”

“Criminals usually choose the path of least resistance - if you aren’t an easy target, they’ll probably look elsewhere,” he adds.

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About ASEOHosting:

ASEOHosting is the leader in providing all types of SEO Hosting, including Shared SEO Hosting, Dedicated SEO Hosting, US Dedicated SEO Servers, and EU Dedicated SEO Servers, based in Orlando, FL, and Detroit, MI, owned and operated by Ahosting, Inc., supplying hosting services that are truly beyond imagination. Since 2002, ASEOHosting has established one of the web’s premier solutions for reseller web hosting, multiple IP hosting, dedicated servers, and VPS hosting. For more information, visit https://www.aseohosting.com.

Posted in: Marketing & Sales,Media & Communications,U.S

Urgency of Civility--What Can Be Done to Turn the Tide? Special Conference to Be Held at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Va April 30 to May 1

Time is running out to register for the Urgency of Civility—A Springboard for Action conference. Held at the majestic George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA April 30—May 1, this hands-on summit will bring together organizations and individuals who are all working to restore civility in society. A reenactment of President Washington’s first inauguration will set the stage for probing discussion and innovative training with the objective of providing the resources needed to stem the tide of incivility.

Choose from six tracks:

Government – How does incivility manifest in government and politics, national, state, and local? How does incivility impede all peoples’ voices from being heard, and make it more difficult to reach common ground? Are there any positive signs that civility can re-emerge? We will explore what various actors – elected officials, government employees, and citizens – can do and are already doing to promote civility.

Workplace – How does incivility manifest in workplaces? How is it experienced by customers, employees, managers, and executives? Who are the perpetrators, targets, and bystanders in acts of incivility? This track will explore what anyone affected by incivility in the workplace can do to increase civility in workplace relationships.

Communities – How does incivility manifest in communities? What are the signs of incivility? What are practices that encourage civility to increase? We will explore what various community actors, including civic organizations, religious organizations, community organizations, and individuals can do to counter incivility and defend and increase civility.

Media (social and public) – Social media platforms and news media organizations are frequently accused of furthering incivility, by promoting, publicizing, even profiting from it. What needs to change, and how to make this occur? What are the incentives and disincentives to their doing so? What actions are social media and journalism taking to help civility stage a comeback? This track will explore the possibilities for what roles these vital institutions can play, and how all of us can be wise consumers as well as advocates for increased civility.

Education – How does incivility show up in schools – elementary, middle, and high schools – and on college and university campuses? What are schools and colleges/universities doing to teach and practice civility at each of these levels? Are they doing less than they used to? What more needs to be done? We will explore the roles that educators, educational administrators, parents, and of course students themselves play and can play to strengthen civility.

Families and Youth – Does civility begin at home, and start in childhood? Certainly, habits of behavior, how to treat others, and how to discuss and resolve conflicts are all begun early. What can family members, especially parents, do to raise children who are thoughtful problem-solvers and engaged citizens? Do families need help in doing this from other institutions in society? This track will explore the critical role played by families and youth in creating a society characterized by civility.

Among the highlights of the conference will be honoring the Father of Civility, Dr. PM Forni as a Civility Pioneer.

Register today at Civility--A Springboard for Action.

Single-day and student rates are available.

For more information: info@CivilityConvening.org

Posted in: Education,Government & Politics,Media & Communications,U.S

April Carnegie Council Public Events Live and Online: "From Gutenberg to Google" with Tom Wheeler and "How Change Happens" with Cass R. Sunstein

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its April 2019 current affairs programs in New York City.

To attend in person, please RSVP. Go to the online calendar: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/calendar.

Press passes and student tickets are available. Please contact events@cceia.org.

Events take place at: 
Carnegie Council 
170 East 64 Street, New York, NY 10065.

Watch them as live webcasts here: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/live.

Videos, transcripts, and audios are available online soon after events take place.

APRIL 2019 EVENTS

April 03, 8:00-9:15 AM EST 
From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future 
Tom Wheeler, Brookings Institution

April 18, 6:00-7:30 PM 
How Change Happens 
Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School

ABOUT CARNEGIE COUNCIL 
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world. Go to https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/.

Posted in: Education,Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs

One Of America's Fastest Growing Social Media Companies, Social Media 55, Opens Offices In Toronto, Canada

Look out Canada, there's a new agency in town and their name is Social Media 55. So why should Toronto business owners pay close attention to this digital marketing agency?

Well for one, Social Media 55 is a digital marketing and social media agency with headquarters in Montreal, Canada. With offices in Los Angeles, California, Chicago, Illinois, New York City, we are pleased to officially announce the opening of our Toronto Canada office. We are in the heart of the Toronto business district in the Exchange Tower located at 130 King St W Suite 1800, Toronto, ON M5X 1E3, Canada.

Led by CEO, Joseph Rothstein, CMO, Anzour Jallouqa, and VP of Operations, Benjamin Ohayon -- this team of growing tech executives has a few essential tips for Toronto business owners trying to get ahead of the competition using digital marketing and social media as a tool to grow their business:

1. When using digital marketing for your business, the key is proper branding and online positioning. Done right, branding offers a company an edge over the competition. Here are some important fundamentals of an effective branding and media plan:

I. Logo: A key component in your branding and image.

II. Website: A great website can entice an audience, but without a solid back-end structure, your site could be merely a place holder on the world wide web. Invest in your SEO tactics both on page and off page. Consider a link building strategy.

2. Facebook and Instagram are proving to be one of the best returns on your ad spend for 2019. Offering its advertisers the ability to micro-target where ads are placed and how often its online users see it, social media advertisers get a ton of return on these ad platforms. Split A/B testing can be done with small budgets allowing businesses to scale up quickly. However, your brand may likely require an onset of various management services depending on your company's product or service life cycle. Be sure to consult with an experienced agency to get the most mileage out of your budget.

3. If you're looking for solutions to get traffic quickly, PPC, Google Adwords could be your answer. Google should be on the top of your list as it accounts for approximately 75% of online users search. That's not to say that you should count Yahoo or Bing out, choose a platform according to your company's marketing objectives and goals. It's time to optimize your Google My Business account and your Bing Places account.

Conversion ratios, Cost-Per-Click, Bid-based PPC, are all factors that you should be aware of and be proficient in before embarking on a paid advertising journey. If you lack the experience in optimizing a Pay-Per-Click campaign, leave it to the experts. From split A/B testing to lookalike audiences, retarget marketing and programmatic advertising. Social Media 55 is a full-service digital marketing agency that's here to help.

If you're looking to step up your game don't hesitate to call Social Media 55 toll free at 1-844-MEDIA-55.

Posted in: Business,Media & Communications

Peggy Smedley Recognized with the ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award

Specialty Publishing Media is pleased to announce Peggy Smedley was awarded the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Excellence in Journalism Award at its Opal Gala on Thursday, March 14 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.

Robin Kemper, 2019 president ASCE, and Tom Smith, executive director, ASCE, handed Smedley the award for her outstanding journalistic achievements to enhance the public understanding of the role and impact of civil engineering.

The ASCE also awarded the Charles Pankow Award for Innovation to Autodesk BUILD Space Technology Center in Boston, the Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research to Richard Tucker, five OPAL Leadership Awards in construction, design, education, government, and management, as well as five outstanding civil engineering achievement (OCEA) Finalists from which one winner was named: 150 North Riverside, Chicago, Ill.

“I am extremely humbled and delighted to be awarded the ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award. While there is always much more to be done, it’s really wonderful to see an organization like ASCE take the time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of so many involved,” says Smedley.

In 1994, under the leadership of then President James W Poirot, ASCE established the Excellence in Journalism Award to honor newspaper journalists for outstanding articles that enhance public understanding of the role and impact of civil engineering in designing solutions for clean water, transportation, the environment, and other public works projects.

In 2006, the award was expanded to include journalists and producers from English-language, general-interest regional and national newspapers, radio and television stations, magazines, and electronic and Web-based news outlets.

More than 20 years ago, Smedley launched one of the most formative media companies to help businesses understand how disruptive and innovative technology will help them navigate the flood of digital transformation so they can remain viable and competitive.

Today, she is passionate about addressing the infrastructure crisis that is happening by adopting a new vision and voice for the industry.

About Specialty Publishing Media 
Specialty Publishing Media is home to Constructech magazine, Connected World magazine, The Peggy Smedley Institute, The Peggy Smedley Show, and Constructech TV. With content spanning print, online, radio, podcasts, and streaming video, each interactive platform delivers audiences the latest in the technological revolution.

About Constructech 
Constructech is your fierce advocates for construction. It connects people, equipment, technology, and data. Constructech leads contractors and builders in today’s digital transformation by leveraging information and emerging technologies, connected equipment, and must-have tools at the jobsite. constructech.com

About ASCE 
Headquartered in Reston, Va., it is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries.

Posted in: Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs

L-com Releases New Cat5e Double-Shielded Outdoor High-Flex PoE Industrial Ethernet Cables

L-com, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has launched a new series of double-shielded, Cat5e, outdoor, high-flex, PoE, industrial Ethernet cables that are ideal for PoE 802.3af or 802.3at, industrial, automation, manufacturing and outdoor use applications.

L-com’s new line of Cat5e, high-flex, PoE, industrial Ethernet cables consists of 20 models that are made with an outdoor-rated, flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer (FR-TPE) jacket that is resistant to oil, UV, cut and weld-splatter while maintaining a UL-CMX flame rating. These cables have a flex rating of 1 million cycles at 3.01” and 10 million cycles at 6.02” without performance loss. They also feature a foil + braid shield (SF/UTP) along with fully shielded RJ45 connectors that reduce and eliminate EMI/RFI interference. These unique 24 AWG stranded 600V cables can be run with power cables without the concern of voltage jumps.

“These new ultra-flexible, Cat5e cables are designed for outdoor environments where ordinary patch cables fail. They are double-shielded and PoE 802.3af compliant to 80 meters, allowing them to provide full PoE power over distance and making them an excellent alternative to rigid, stiff, standard PoE cables,“ said Dustin Guttadauro, Product Manager.

These new 600V PoE industrial Ethernet cables are available in teal and black colors, and in 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 175, 200 and 250-foot lengths. Custom lengths and labels are also available upon request.

L-com’s new Cat5e, high-flex, PoE, industrial Ethernet cables are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com:

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. L-com is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., is ISO 9001: 2008 certified and many of its products are UL® recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:

Infinite Electronics is a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands. Our portfolio brands are specialists within their respective product set, offering broad inventories of engineering-grade product, paired with expert technical support and same day shipping. Over 100,000 customers across a diverse set of markets rely upon Infinite Electronics to stock and reliably ship urgently needed products every day.

Posted in: Media & Communications,Technology

Eagle Creek and National Geographic Launch New Eco-Friendly Collection Designed to Get the Family Outdoors

Eagle Creek and National Geographic have partnered to offer a collection of bags with family adventure and the environment in mind. The National Geographic Adventure collection inspires Moms and Dads to get the kids out in nature, take a family road trip or camp in the wild using bags made with innovative new recycled materials. Eagle Creek’s heritage in sustainable outdoor and adventure products, along with National Geographic’s legacy of exploration and environmental stewardship, make this the ideal collection to pack up the whole family and begin making memories outdoors.

As the original manufacturer of travel backpacks, packing organizers and adventure travel luggage, Eagle Creek lends a reputation of quality, sustainability and durability to everything we do. For the Adventure collection, designers went another level by sourcing a unique recycled material using glass fished out of landfills to create a water and scratch-resistant coating that makes the bags friendly to the environment as well as functional.

“We wanted to build something that lives up to Eagle Creek and National Geographic quality standards and still packs in the value,” said Mark Davis, Product Line Manager at Eagle Creek. “Our new Adventure series elevates the innovation of a recycled water-resistant coating (RPVB) made from discarded automobile windshields to make these products not only super durable but also more environmentally friendly. The look speaks to a wide range of users who love outdoor aesthetics, and of course, the usability is what we focused on most, so everyone can have a great travel experience.”

The Adventure line includes a variety of practical silhouettes that are perfect for travel, camping, day hikes as well as everyday life.  The collection includes Eagle Creek’s most popular styles and sizes. Everything travelers need, including a Convertible Carry On, 60 Liter Duffel, 45 Liter Travel Pack, 30 and 15 liter backpacks, plus another 15 liter packable daypack, sling pack, waist pack, neck wallet and Pack-It (Cube Set, Sac(k) Set, Toiletry Bag).

The new Eagle Creek National Geographic Adventure line features Eagle Creek’s Limited 10-Year Warranty, assuring full support of the legendary quality and longevity of Eagle Creek products.

Additionally, National Geographic Partners returns 27% of proceeds back to the non-profit National Geographic Society to support vital work in conservation, research, exploration and education.

Colors: Black, Firebrick, Cosmic Blue, Mineral Green, Sahara Yellow, Fossil grey.

The new Eagle Creek National Geographic Adventure Series bags will be available at select retailers 1/1/19.

Eagle Creek National Geographic Adventure Series Products:

Convertible Carry On

Convertible for the ultimate versatility.

Convertible Carry on (EC0A3XVD) MSRP 9

Capacity: 2320 cu in / 38 L; Weight: 4 lbs 14 oz / 2.22 kg; Size: 14 x 22 x 9 in / 35.5 x 56 x 23 cm

Features:

  • 500D Poly Heather Ripstop with RPVB Micro Diamond backing
  • 500D Poly Oxford with RPVB backing
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Backpack straps deploy out of back pocket and attach via swivel snap hooks
  • Top 3-1-1 pocket for easy access to liquids at TSA
  • Lockable zippers with reflective zipper pulls
  • Padded top and side grab handles
  • Padded back panel and moisture-wicking backpack straps for comfortable carry
  • Interior compression straps and zippered door panel pocket
  • Vertical front zip pocket
  • Luggage tag pocket
  • Durable wheel housing and corner bumpers
  • Retractable handle system stores in protective zip compartment
  • Treaded wheels carry the weight of your bag
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Duffel 60L

The perfect size duffel for trains, planes and automobiles

Duffel 60L (EC0A3XVG) MSRP

Capacity: 3845 cu in / 63; Weight: 1 lb 13 oz / 0.82 kg; Size: 24 x 13.5 x 11 in / 61 x 34.5 x 28 cm

  • 500D Poly Heather Ripstop with RPVB Micro Diamond backing
  • 500D Poly Oxford with RPVB backing
  • Adjustable removable shoulder strap is padded for comfortable carry
  • Lockable zippers with protective rain flap
  • Front zip pocket
  • Padded carry handle and side haul handles
  • Side compression straps
  • Durable bottom fabric is wipeable for easy clean and water resistance
  • Reflectivity
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Travel Pack 40L

Carry-On size and hands-free for on-the-go ease

Travel Pack 40L (EC0A3XVN) MSRP

Capacity: 2320 cu in / 38 L; Weight: 1 lb 12 oz / 0.81 kg; Size: 12.25 x 20.5 x 7 in / 31 x 52 x 18 cm

  • 500D Poly Heather Ripstop with RPVB Micro Diamond backing
  • 500D Poly Oxford with RPVB backing
  • 17” laptop sleeve
  • Zip pocket with key fob and slip pockets for electronics
  • Lockable zippers with reflective easy-grip pulls
  • Side compression straps for gear attachment
  • Dual vertical zip pockets maximize carry capacity
  • Elasticized water bottle pocket
  • Bottom compartment creates separation
  • Baffled main compartment extends into bottom compartment if not in use
  • Storm flap protects contents
  • Padded moisture-wicking back panel and pack straps
  • Load lifter straps adjust how you carry the load
  • Adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle
  • Top and side grab handles
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Backpack 30L

Daypack or weekend bag, it’s up to you 

Backpack 30L (EC0A3XVE) MSRP

Capacity: 1585 cu in / 26 L; Weight: 1 lb 6 oz / 0.63 kg; Size: 11 x 19 x 6.5 in / 28 x 48.5 x 16.5 cm

  • 500D Poly Heather Ripstop with RPVB Micro Diamond backing
  • 500D Poly Oxford with RPVB backing
  • 17” laptop sleeve
  • Zip pocket with key fob and slip pockets for electronics
  • Lockable zippers with reflective easy-grip pulls
  • Side compression straps for gear attachment
  • Vertical zip pocket for quick-access items
  • Elasticized water bottle pockets
  • Padded moisture-wicking back panel and pack straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle
  • Top grab handle
  • Storm flap protects contents
  • Durable bottom fabric is wipeable for easy clean and water resistance
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Backpack 15L

Perfect daypack for adventures small and large

Backpack 15L (EC0A3XVC) MSRP

Capacity: 915 cu in / 17 L; Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz / 0.45 kg; Size: 11.5 x 16.5 x 4 in / 29 x 42 x 10 cm

  • 500D Poly Heather Ripstop with RPVB Micro Diamond backing
  • 500D Poly Oxford with RPVB backing
  • 17” laptop sleeve
  • Drawstring closure with front compression buckle secures pack shut
  • Top zip pocket for quick-access items
  • Internal zip pocket and slip pockets for electronics
  • Padded moisture-wicking back panel and pack straps
  • Top grab handle
  • Durable bottom fabric is wipeable for easy clean and water resistance
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Sling Pack

One shoulder style and ease of access with all-day comfort

Sling Pack (EC0A3XVM) MSRP

Capacity: 610 cu in / 10 L; Weight: 10 oz / 0.28 kg; Size: 7.25 x 13.5 x 5 in / 18.5 x 34 x 12.5 cm

  • 500D Poly Heather Ripstop with RPVB Micro Diamond backing
  • 500D Poly Oxford with RPVB backing
  • Swivel chest clip for flexible comfort and wearability
  • Lockable zippers with reflective easy-grip pulls
  • Interior zip pocket with key fob and slip pockets for electronics
  • Side water bottle pocket
  • Vertical front zip pocket
  • Top grab handle
  • Storm flap protects contents
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Waist Pack

Trending, convenient

Waist Pack (EC0A3XVP) MSRP

Capacity: 305 cu in / 5 L; Weight: 7 oz / 0.20 kg; Size: 8.25 x 6.25 x 2.75 in / 21 x 16 x 7 cm

  • 500D Poly Heather Ripstop with RPVB Micro Diamond backing
  • 500D Poly Oxford with RPVB backing
  • Mesh back panel and wings for support, breathability and comfort
  • Lockable main compartment with zip pocket
  • Exterior pocket contains key fob
  • Webbing keepers secure excess waist belt
  • Reflectivity
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Packable Backpack 15L

There when you need it, out of the way when you don’t

Packable Backpack 15L (EC0A3XVJ) MSRP

Capacity:1065 cu in / 17.5 L; Weight: 5 oz / 0.15 kg; Size: 10.5 x 16.25 x 4 in / 27 x 41.5 x 10 cm

  • 150D Polyester
  • Adjustable mesh backpack straps
  • Top zip pocket for organization
  • Drawstring closure with front compression buckle secures pack shut
  • Ultralight pack stores in its front pocket
  • Washable, hang dry
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Packing Cube Set

Organization for everyone, get more stuff into less space

Packing Cube Set (EC0A3XVK) MSRP

Includes: Cube LargeCube Medium, Shoe Sac

  • 150D Polyester
  • Cubes have easy-see mesh for visibility
  • Two zippers for maximum compression
  • Shoe Sac fits up to Men’s size 14 shoes
  • Top grab handle
  • Washable, hang dry
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Packing Sack Set

Versatile storage for everything from art supplies to snacks

Packing Sack Set (EC0A3XVK) MSRP

Incudes: Sac Small, Sac Medium, Sac large

  • 150D Polyester
  • Easy-see mesh for visibility
  • Washable, hang dry
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Toiletry Bag

Keep all your toiletries together and organized

Toiletry Bag (EC0A3XVF) MSRP

Capacity: 365 cu in / 6 L; Weight: 4 oz / .12 kg; Size: 10 x 5 x 6  in / 25.5 x 13 x 15 cm

  • 150D Polyester
  • Main compartment holds shape when empty so it’s easy to pack
  • Easy-grip zipper pulls
  • Top grab handle
  • Wipeable bottom fabric easy-to-clean and water resistant
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

Neck Wallet

Security for when the adventures get real

Neck Wallet (EC0A3XVI) MSRP

Capacity: 90 cu in / 1.5 L; Weight: 4 oz / .12 kg; Size: 14.5 x 31 x 12.5 in / 37 x 79 x 32 cm

  • Compact size for lightweight carrying
  • Crossbody strap
  • Rear slip pocket
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty

ABOUT EAGLE CREEK

Eagle Creek is the original inspirator of getting outside – outside the familiar and the well worn paths. We take journeys that lead us outside our comfort zone toward new levels of understanding, growth and connection. We exist to serve all generations of travelers, backpackers, jet-setters, and weekend nomads looking for something deeper, something greater. This insight informs the products we make, the places we touch, and the people we meet to unlock new perspectives in our shared explorations of life. Eagle Creek. Find your unknown.

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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The Dreamer has arrived with a sensational new album : WHAT A WAY TO FAREWELL 2018

GS Music Group has proudly announced the release of an inspiring new music album by the legendary Freddy D. The new album is titled ‘1982: The Golden Age’ and it will be released worldwide on Friday, December 7th, 2018. The music artist has also just recently turned down a million dollar record to do things independently and this debut album under his own record company is already creating a major buzz in the music circles worldwide. 
Also known as ‘The Dreamer’, Freddy’s unique approach towards music and a determination to create something truly original every time makes him stand out from the rest of his competition. Moreover, the artist has made a big return to the world of music after two years with this inspiring album and he has expressed his gratitude to his fans worldwide for their unconditional love and support.

"Music has always been the biggest support I have had during tough times and I am very excited about the release of this new album next week." Said Freddy D, while talking about his upcoming music album. “This hip-hop has been created to bring the music fans peace and excitement they are looking for and 1982: The Golden Age is my gift for the fans of music for this Christmas.” He added. Over the past two years, the artist has basically allowed his musical talent to grow and evolve with the sound and style of the music of today, and he has received a welcoming response from his fans with this album.

In addition, the artist is also an active advocate for the jailed and homeless and being a dreamer, he has always depicted the true emotions of the people in his music. 1982: The Golden Age is an album like no other and it has ten phenomenal tracks that are unique, innovative and soothing for the listeners. Freddy D. is a one of a kind artist with a God gifted talent of music that has been recognized industry-wide and this album is a much-anticipated comeback by the music artist. With his powerful lyrics, unique style, and inspiring music, Freddy D. is undoubtedly one of the most brightly emerging music skyscraper in the American hip-hop skyline. Ranked number one in his hometown of Hempstead, New York on Twitter, the artist has accomplished several great achievements over the years. Freddy has also been one of the bestselling music artist, who has sold more than 5000 copies of his music at one point, while also being played by several FM and internet radio stations. 

For more information, please visit his record label website at:
www.gsmusicgroup.com

Posted in: Business,Media & Communications

Ultimate Call Blocker - The Next Generation of Call Blocking Just Arrived!

Protecting your landline is a real necessity nowadays. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s (www.ftc.gov) published stats, there has been a 650% increase in consumer complaints in the last 6 years. In 2016, 8.4 million complaints were filed by consumers.  This means that at least six per cent (6%) of the households in the US or 1 in 20 households are victims of some scam every year in the United States alone. This is why it is important to protect your phone line (at home or business) with a call blocking device.  The Ultimate Call blocker (UBlocker) is a new product/service that contains several unique features among the other call blockers in the market:

Dual Blacklists - The UBlocker features 2 blacklists; a global blacklist and a user blacklist.  The global blacklist is fully automated (e.g. calls from these numbers are automatically blocked without having to answer calls or press any buttons), and actively managed by HQTelecom (currently with 162,000 blocked numbers worldwide).  The user’s Blacklist has an UNLIMITED capacity to block calls using phone numbers, names, or area codes via a user-friendly website.  Another new feature is the WHITELIST MODE – When turned ON, it blocks all calls except those in your WHITELIST.  The Whitelist-Mode feature can offer users complete privacy.

"We receive several requests daily from homeowners (mostly the elderly) seeking for a way to stop the annoying phone calls they receive constantly," says Alfredo Purrinos, former NASA scientist and creator of the UBlocker. "Some complain about getting robbed by scam artists impersonating government agencies and/or relatives in distress”, even though they registered their phone numbers with the government-sponsored “Do Not Call' list".

Illegal telemarketing operations and scam artists (which represent more than 90% of the calls people get) use automated dialling services (e.g.robocalls) to detect humans.  These services use several phone numbers, including a common something referred as ‘neighborhood spoofing’ which consist in using the same area code and prefix of the numbers being called.  This is why it’s important to have fought back with an intelligent and capable call blocking system that helps reduce the number of these calls.  The key difference among the UBlocker and other call blockers in the market is the ability to help consumers in a proactive way.  With the UBlocker, there is little or no need for detective work since most of the unsolicited calls will be blocked BEFORE the users answer the calls.

The Ultimate Call Blocker is manufactured in the US by Hi Q Telecom Inc. (https://www.hqtelecom.com/), and can also be available in online stores such as Amazon, and soon in eBay, Walmart, and NewEgg.The UBlocker requires the caller id service to be active on the phone line in order to work properly.  It also uses the Internet to check the global blacklist in real-time and block numbers automatically.

About the Company: 
Hi Q Telecom Inc. (HQTelecom.com) is a BBB A+ rated corporation specializing in telephone security and speciality products. Our main office is located in Miami Lakes, Florida.  For more information about incoming call blocker devices or the company visit hqtelecom.com or contact us.

Posted in: Business,Media & Communications,Technology,Telecom

Steven Munsie and Mary Munsie’s New Book “The Adventures of Samba Rat & Friends: Sherman the Last Dragon” Is a Grand Tale of Friendship and Camaraderie

Steven Munsie and Mary Munsie, creators of a young people’s acting company, the Young Shakespearian Repertory Ensemble, at the Shakespeare Society of America’s Globe Playhouse, West Hollywood, have completed their new book “The Adventures of Samba Rat & Friends: Sherman the Last Dragon”: an enjoyable read that tells of a group of friends and their journey to keep each other safe and lead each other homeward.

Authors Munsie show that even at the face of danger, the power of love and friendship still triumphs: “Four woodland friends—Samba Rat; Peter Porcupine; Squirrely, a scout camp mascot; and Cindy, a ladybug—returning home from a spring picnic are caught in a storm and discover a large mysterious egg hidden in an ancient tree. When it hatches into a baby dragon, the four friends are set upon an adventure to find the little creature a home. The four friends are joined by Kitty Joy, a young master scout who first tracks them and then joins them on their adventure to find a mysterious sanctuary and save Sherman, the Last Dragon.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Steven Munsie and Mary Munsie’s captivating fable contains vivid pictures that edify the reader’s imagination.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “The Adventures of Samba Rat & Friends: Sherman the Last Dragon” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time-consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

Posted in: Living,Media & Communications

METAPHYSICAL at the Airliner November 29th!

About Artist : 

METAPHYSICAL  is featured on DJ Don D's the Funky Dope Records IL-Fated "Fire" ep vinyl release. Born in Pasadena and raised in the Central Valley (Goshen, the city of Visalia, Dinuba, the city of Tulare, the city of Reedly and the city of Hanford) of California, METAPHYSICAL a.k.a. Philip Singer, first turned 2 rhyming as a young child. 
 
Back in the day, METAPHYSICAL was known as "Phil Fresh" An aspiring 19-year old emcee. Phil Fresh gained a following by performing in local talent shows and M.C. battles. Phil Fresh's biggest moment was getting airplay with his single, "Back In Time" on the radio station B95fm in 1990.
 
 In 1994 a car accident put him in a coma for two weeks. Hospitalized for 6 months he had 2 relearn how 2 walk and talk again. Inspired with another chance @ life, METAPHYSICAL is now a non-fiction storytelling emcee on the lyric. The song RHYME FLOW from the "Fire" ep release is on the Lower Merion Films "Teacher of the Year" movie now on DVD. 
 
 
 
Rude Boy Magazine, an up and coming magazine gives METAPHYSICAL a mention in the November 2014 edition(rudeboymag.com/metaphysical-mind-blowing-messages). Combining his words with precisely produced beats 2 form mind-blowing messages with songs, get your minds ready for METAPHYSICAL!
 
For music, music videos, downloads, artist bio and upcoming show information go to www.reverbnation.com/metap7

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Education,Hospitality,Media & Communications,Society & Culture

"Taking a Bite out of the Apple" Rob Janoff's stunning first book for young graphic designers and everyone! – will be revealed in November 2018

Rob shares through his book how an unknown young art director in Silicon Valley back in 1977 created the design, now known beyond all others throughout the world, of a simple bitten apple. 

Rob Janoff explains that this is “The first full account by the graphic designer himself of how he came to create the most famous logo in the world”.

Rob Janoff‘s inspiring “Taking a Bite out of the Apple: A Graphic Designer’s Tale” is one of the ‘Hearing Others’ Voices’ series.

Rob liked the idea of the series so much that he himself created the logo uniquely for it, also the beautiful Chinese version.

On October 9, Rob’s fabulous personal memoir and his newest fantastic logo will be revealed in China, in Chinese translation. The ceremony will be at the amazing Michael Bishop Institute for Cancer Research, Shengdu, which unites the latest in biotechnology with Chinese herbal medicine.

After that, Rob and the book will tour China and Australia. During this time he hopes to meet some of the upcoming young graphic designers of the new generation.

The English version of Rob’s “Taking a Bite out of the Apple: A Graphic Designer’s Tale”, will be released on 15th November. Readers can buy its paper version from Amazon.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Bite-Out-Apple-Designers/dp/1911221612/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1538660629&sr=1-1&keywords=Apple+bite+rob

This book is the first to be published in a stunning new series for young adults ‘Hearing Others’ Voices’.

Here is the logo that Rob created especially for it, in both English and Chinese:

Hearing Others’ Voices’ (https://www.balestier.com/category/hearing-others-voices/) is an ambitious new series co-edited by Taiwanese physicist Roh-Suan Tung and distinguished British anthropologist Ruth Finnegan. Its aim is to challenge and encourage general readers, final year school pupils, undergraduates, and above all the growing young adults of our time to reflect on who and where they are, and to understand better the world that they will soon hold in their hands.

Ruth Finnegan and Roh-Suan Tung, the general editors, have done a tremendous job in eliciting books that tackle enduring topics such as mental health, pain, sounds from the beginning of the universe, percussion (by the celebrated percussionist Evelyn Glennie), grass, storms, shamanism, Native American science, voices of the Christian west, and our awesome minds and bodies.

The first volumes will be released in mid-November 2018.

“Taking a Bite out of Apple” is a close view of how Rob’s design for a young, newly Start-up Company became a defining moment in a long career. After serving many national brands like Apple, IBM, Intel, Kraft, and kleenex at top US agencies, Rob presently appreciates working with a diversity of organisations from Japan, Italy, Australia, China and the UK.

Telling the true tale of how the globally loved icon came to be, Rob offers knowledge, inspiration and motivation to youngsters considering the field of graphic design. Rob’s first book will be a huge inspiration to the young and the young at heart who share his love of memorable graphics.

About Rob Janoff

Rob Janoff is a graphic designer of corporate logos and identities, printed advertisements and television commercials. He is known for his creation of the emblematic Apple logo that we all know. Janoff was born in Culver City, California. He completed his degree from San Jose State University. After college in 1970, Rob decided to focus on graphic design and began sharpening his design skills at small Silicon Valley agencies with high-tech clients. In early 1977, he started a position at Regis McKenna which was an established advertising agency in Palo Alto. Shortly after he began, Rob’s creative director chose him to design the corporate identity package for their new client, Apple Computer. Rob later went on to top agencies in New York and Chicago, designing print and TV advertising for major national brands and global clients. Rob is also a prolific speaker who has delivered keynote addresses and master classes in design for universities and academic facilities, including the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE IN THE HOV SERIES and read the graphic designer’s fantastic tale “Taking A Bite out of The Apple: A Graphic Designer’s Tale“.

For more information, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Bite-Out-Apple-Designers/dp/1911221612/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1538660629&sr=1-1&keywords=Apple+bite+rob

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Books & Literature,Leisure Activities,Lifestyle,Media & Communications

Chinese Traditional Culture Program "Communication and Heritage" Featured on Nasdaq Screen

Chinese Traditional Culture Going Global Program “Communication and Heritage" showed up on Nasdaq Screen on Aug 24, 2018, in New York City.

The Communication and Heritage program was a joint project by Caring Foundation By CSWF, European and American Public Relations Association, Beijing International Exchange Association of China. It aimed at taking Chinese culture globally, encourage the cultural exchange between China and the world, as well as promoting Chinese traditional culture going global.

New York is the first stop of Chinese Traditional Culture Going Global world exhibition program “Communication and Heritage.” The program collected art items representing Chinese traditional culture from all over China. The categories include visual art, audio art and touching art. They show audience different aspects of Chinese traditional art.

This collection includes Wang Yi Pin Chinese brush shop’s “Lan Ting Xu Special Hu Brush” and outstanding art pieces from Chinese top artist Mr. Cai Yong’s birds and flowers painting series.  The collection uses high tech such as air reflection, shadow reflection and light reflection to show the accomplishments of Chinese traditional culture. Viewers can enjoy the beauty of Chinese traditional art closely. 

Diana Fu, Zhongping Qiu, Min Gao at Time Square Nasdaq Display

The world is at a cross-culture combination stage and culture is the soul of a nation. It is a nation’s collective memory and spirit. Chinese culture has a long history with elements from all over the world. It has very important social value and treasure of our world. Studying Chinese traditional art has become a global trend. The Chinese traditional culture going global “Communication and Heritage” program shows a different China to the world. It shows a different China to the world and reflects the combination and communication of Chinese traditional culture and world cultures. It gave a strong voice from China to the global culture.

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Media & Communications,Society & Culture,U.S,World

J Tizzle Muzic Celebrates Signing Innovative Augusta Hip-Hop Group Tueazee

There are many hip-hop performers, but hip-hop innovators can be a bit more difficult to find.  The good news in Indiana-based J Tizzle Muzic are doing their best to help, recently announcing they have signed Augusta, Georgia's breakthrough group Tueazee to their growing independent label.  Mixing an old and new-school aesthetic Tueazee have been winning huge praise from both fans and music media, and the anticipation surrounding the release of their new single on J Tizzle Muzic, scheduled to drop July 10th, with pre-orders available starting on June 22nd, is high.  Expect Tueazee to live up to the “outside of the box” Georgia hip-hop tradition.

“Tueazee is the modern day Outkast,” commented J Tizzle, head of J Tizzle Muzic LLC. “I know these guys are special, and they can bring in fans that are both hardcore hip-hop lovers and people who just appreciate great music period.”

The single “I Know” will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other major digital music outlets.

Tueazee have been winning praise for their mix of originality and glimpses in the songs of their classic influences from artists like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Common, and J Cole.  The golden age blended with the present in Tueazee may just represent the real future of hardcore hip-hop.

Fans certainly agree.

Michelle S., from Boston, recently said in a five-star review, “My boyfriend and I have had Tueazee on play constantly since one of our good friends from Georgia put us on them.  It's great to hear they have signed a deal and that is sure to make more people aware of the amazing songs they are dropping.”

For more information be sure to visit https://www.jtizzlemuzic.com.

Posted in: Arts & Entertainment,Media & Communications,News & Current Affairs,Public Affairs,Website & Blog

Hearing others’ voices, a new book series for young adults by Balestier Press

Hearing Others’ Voices is a transcultural and transdisciplinary book series edited by British anthropologist Ruth Finnegan and Taiwanese physicist Roh-Suan Tung. The books are designed, in easy-peasy language, to enlighten and attract general readers, undergraduates, young adults and, above all, teenagers about recent advances in thought, overlooked areas of the world, and key issues of the day.

The general editors of Hearing Others’ Voices, Ruth Finnegan and Roh-Suan Tung, have done a tremendous job in eliciting books that tackle perpetual topics of interest such as mental health, the nature of the universe, of music and of storms, shamanism, voices of the Christian west, and our awesome minds and bodies.

The books in the series provide introductions,  accessibly written (often illustrated, and linked to audio-video internet material), to the latest insights into fascinating and perpetual topics such as the different ways pain has been handled in the past and present, the history of children, the make-up of our incredible bodies, and much much more. They also reveal something of the wisdom of the often dismissed traditions of, for example, Amazonia, native Australia, and Africa, bringing a wider understanding and ownership of who we are, and how the world has come to be as it is.

With some similarities to the Oxford University Press ‘Very Short Introductions’, but shorter and more immediately readable, and to the popular English Ladybird books for a younger age group but more interactive and personally challenging than either, the books will be particularly suitable for young adults’ school and/or personal reading, and a perfect resource for mind-opening general studies in students’ final school year. They are designed to stimulate readers’ curiosity and provide the material and the insights to start addressing blind spots in self- and cultural-awareness.

The suggestions for further (tougher) reading for those who want to take their understanding further will be an invaluable tool for readers, including those at or preparing for university. 

A notable, and unusual,  feature is the interactive element in the form of discussion questions, suggested mini-projects, and audio-visual Internet links and/or customised blogs on the publishers’ website where readers are invited to contribute and interact.

The aim is to bring the material home to the personal interests of each and every reader, and help them grow. 

Each book is by an acknowledged expert eager to communicate outside the too often closed realms of academe, or by practitioners, sometimes themselves young, who  speak directly from their own experience. No empty pontificating from on high!

General readers and beginning undergraduates too will find much to interest them, set out in straightforward but not simplistic or patronising terms. 

Not so much textbooks as sites for reflection and challenge, books in the series give readers a unique path into greater cognizance of our wonderful world, far and near, east and west, past and present. There are plans to issue some as audiobooks and to translate key titles into world languages, starting with Chinese. 

The series logo has been created specially for Balestier Press by the celebrated designer Rob Janoff, the creator of the Apple logo and a keen supporter of the series’ aims.  We expect his logo to play well with a young adult computer-mad audience. 



Among other titles, the series will include  the inspirational ‘For peace: voices against the fog and blood of war’, a collection from across the world and the centuries; ‘Grass: the miracle from the earth’; ‘Learning  from Native American science’; and the remarkable ‘Listen to the beginning of the universe and what it means’ (with audio).

Other upcoming books by acclaimed experts and practitioners include ‘Teams, voices from the field’ by two New Zealand experts from  sport and from urban planning; ‘Amazonia, the authentic voice of a shaman’, ’Decisions, decisions, decisions - with love: voice from the headteacher’s study’, ‘Listen to your feet’ by a podiatrist and sports physiotherapist,  ‘Time for the world to learn from Africa’ by  Africanist Ruth Finnegan, ‘“Dear Lulu”, a letter God might have written’  by Lord Rowan Williams, FBA (Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of all England  2002-2012), and ‘Listen world! music’s reverberating sounds’,  by Dame Evelyn Glennie CH, virtuoso percussionist.

Though obviously presenting relevant and necessary information and in this sense educational, the prime aim is to engage rather than instruct. Young people, like their elders, need to know, and reflect on, who they are, how they have come to be like that, how the world is, how and why it has come to be as it is. and where, in their hands, it may be going.

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#LISTENTOOME Movement Is A Part of 2018 Purple Purse Challenge

#LISTENTOOME Women Movement is part of 2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, March 30, 2018{, #LISTENTOOME Women Movement will compete for the Grand Prize, and be a voice for millions of women all around the globe to join and participate in the challenge. #LISTENTOOME Women Movement is a powerful Voice to speak out, inspire, change and impact millions of women all across the world.

Be a part of this powerful movement and join our team at https://www.crowdrise.com/gift-of-a-helping-hand-charitable-tr-purplepurse2018 Everything goes live on Tuesday, October 2 at 12 p.m. ET and ends Wednesday, October 31 at 1:59:59 p.m. ET.

The #LISTENTOOME Movement to support sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence and end domestic and sexual violence.
Let Your Voice Be Heard And Be Counted Among The Number Who Are Making A Change. 17,700,000 women have reported a sexual assault since 1998. Break the silence and make a difference. Be a part of History and take a stand for the girls, young women and women of our future. Join the movement and take the pledge to your voice being heard and donate. Visit our website at www.tgoahhct.org. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page and click on the link Join The Movement. Make a ,000.00 donation and be listed as a Gold sponsor on our movement page.

Cathy P Russell is proud to be working in partnership with2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge and financial bringing #LISTENTOOME Women Movement to the spotlight and bringing positive light and a Voice for millions and millions of women all around the globe.

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust welcome all States and countries to come on board and join our team and be a part of #LISTENTOOME and help us inspire women life’s all across the world. Click on this link and join our team. https://www.crowdrise.com/gift-of-a-helping-hand-charitable-tr-purplepurse2018.

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DJ Chris Dollar set to debut on New York's Hot 97, drop a new mixtape and celebrate his birthday with celebrities

Queens native DJ Chris Dollar is set to have one of the biggest weekends in his career. Starting with his celebrity Gemini birthday bash alongside "The Kingpin" Funk Flex and hosted by Hot 97 radio personality TT Torrez, this Friday, May 25th at the Orbit Night Club in New York City located at 637 west 50th Street New York, NY.

This event is expected to feature a who's who of industry heavyweights and insiders with many celebrity guests. In addition, DJ Chris Dollar will make his debut on Hot 97 this Sunday, May 27th from 6 am to 7 am part of the station's annual "All-Mix Weekend". Finally this week Dj Chris Dollar drops his new mixtape "Money, Power, Respect Volume 3" with the exclusively recorded "100 Racks" by Kaio Kane featuring Lil Baby and LouGotCash.

This is the third installment of his M.P.R. series which has been well received by both fans and industry insiders alike. "Chris' work ethic is the key to the success that he has achieved in such a short amount of time. We are far ahead of schedule but we still have more work to do to reach the goals we set for ourselves." – Adante Ace In the past few years under the tutelage of mentor & manager Adante Ace, DJ Chris Dollar has become a staple of the New York party and club scene.

Chris has appeared on the same bill with many legendary turntablists. And has gained the respect of fellow deejays such as Funk Flex, DJ SnS, Dj Envy, Dj Self, DJ Camilo, DJ Prostyle and others. His impressive achievements included hosting events throughout the United States including Puerto Rico; as well as international events in places like Mexico and parts of the Caribbean; three well received and critically acclaimed mixtapes in addition to a modest hit single "Feel it (I Love NY)" which garnered major radio airplay on New York radio stations including Power 105.1. We expect this summer to be a pivotal moment in the career of DJ Chris Dollar. With hit records, a hot party, the admiration of fans and the respect of his peers the sky is the limit for this young man.

Website: www.DJChrisDollar.com

Instagram: @DJChrisDollar

Twitter: @DJChrisDollar

Booking: DJChrisDollar@AOSEntertainment

Press: Info@LBConsultation

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Don't Pay All Listed New Year Coupons and Discounts For Users to Shop & Save More

Don’tPayAll, a well-known faster-growing online retailer is a proud company that delivers the best promotional campaigns, coupons, deals & discounts from all over the world brands to the customers for the best shopping experience. Dealing on this venture since years, it has brought up long lists of all New Year Coupons and Discounts for the users to shop newly with saving money. The company has recently listed many FRESH OFFERS to wow its users. The company has officially listed numerous offers and discounts of various businesses and making its users aware of it so that shopping becomes easy with New Year savings.

Don’tPayAll is a renowned online coupons & discounts retailer that has not only confined itself to the tenets of a promotional campaign. Instead, it has put up a high emphasis on bringing major hot deals and latest voucher codes from over three-thousand online suppliers. It has built a vast medium where the users can easily find numerous promotions and voucher codes truly given by the best reliable partners and members. The owner of the firm believes that exponential exposure of business very much depends on how well and justifiably the offers and discounts are being provided to the users keeping trends and occasion in mind. Don’tPayAll also added some top products’ offer and discounts that have been launched by the company in the time of New Year 2018. The owners of the company duly stress on the fact that the services provided are scalable and highly efficient.

As expected, more and more deals, offers, hot deals, coupons, & discounts have already appeared and still the process is going on. The existing users are excited shopping with New Year’s deals as they are getting excellent opportunities of saving money. On the contrary, some new people are becoming familiar with such timely offers and which is why Don’tPayAll is continuously listing up more & more New Year deals and discounts. With these cheap offers and latest deals, the first-time users can easily shop with few clicks and earn money as savings.

Don’tPayAll is committed to providing the best discounts, deals and offers to their users. That is why it continues to surprise their users and first-time users by giving latest yet fastest exciting deals and offers to shop endlessly.

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Broadcom to Nominate Slate of 11 Independent, Highly Qualified Directors for Election at Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting

Broadcom intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proxy statement, accompanied by a BLUE proxy card, in connection with Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting. Qualcomm has announced that its 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on March 6, 2018.

On November 6, 2017, Broadcom proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm for per share consideration of .00 in cash and stock, consisting of .00 in cash and .00 in Broadcom shares. Broadcom's offer represents a 28% premium over the closing price of Qualcomm's common stock on November 2, 2017, the last unaffected trading day prior to media speculation regarding a potential transaction, and a premium of 33% to Qualcomm's unaffected 30-day volume-weighted average price. The Broadcom proposal stands whether Qualcomm's pending acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V. ("NXP") is consummated on the currently disclosed terms of 0 per NXP share or is terminated.

Hock Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom, stated, "We have heard from many Qualcomm stockholders who have expressed their desire for Qualcomm to engage with us. We also continue to receive positive feedback from customers  and, having had initial meetings with certain relevant antitrust authorities, remain confident that any regulatory requirements necessary to complete a combination will be met in a timely manner. Although we are taking this step, it remains our strong preference to engage in a constructive dialogue with Qualcomm. We have repeatedly attempted to engage with Qualcomm, and despite stockholder and customer support for the transaction, Qualcomm has ignored those opportunities. The nominations give Qualcomm stockholders an opportunity to voice their disappointment with Qualcomm's directors and their refusal to engage in discussions with us. In light of the significant value our proposal provides for Qualcomm stockholders, we believe Qualcomm stockholders would be better served by new independent, highly qualified nominees who are committed to maximizing value and acting in the best interests of Qualcomm stockholders."

To ensure continuity, Broadcom would support a decision by the 11 new directors, upon their election, to increase the size of the Board and reappoint Mark D. McLaughlin, Anthony J. "Tony" Vinciquerra and Jeffrey W. Henderson as directors.

Broadcom's nominees for the Qualcomm Board are:

  • Samih Elhage, former President of the Mobile Networks Business Group of Nokia Corporation. Previously held the role of Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia Networks, subsidiaries of Nokia. Also served on the Boards of Alcatel-Lucent Corporation, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, and Quickplay Media Inc.
  • Raul J. Fernandez, Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and former Chairman and CEO of ObjectVideo, Inc. Also served as CEO of Dimension Data North America and as Chairman, CEO and President of Proxicom, Inc. Serves on the Boards of AtSite, Inc. and Perfect Sense, Inc., and previously served as a Director of Kate Spade & Company.
  • Michael S. Geltzeiler, consultant for Temasek Holdings. Previously served as Senior Vice President and CFO of ADT Corporation and before that, CFO and Group Executive Vice President at NYSE Euronext.
  • Stephen J. Girsky, Managing Partner of VectoIQ, an independent advisory firm. Previously served in a number of capacities at General Motors, including Vice Chairman. Serves on the Boards of United States Steel Corporation, Brookfield Business Partners, Drive.ai, and Valens Semiconductor Ltd. Previously served as a Director of GM following its emergence from bankruptcy and as Lead Independent Director of Dana Holdings Corp.
  • David G. Golden, Managing Partner at Revolution Ventures. Previously spent 18 years at J.P. Morgan, including five years as Vice Chairman and Director of technology, media and telecommunications investment banking. Serves on the Boards of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. and Blackbaud, Inc. Previously served as a Director of Everyday Health, Inc. and Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Veronica M. Hagen, retired President and CEO of Polymer Group, Inc. (later renamed AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc). Also served as President and CEO of Sappi Fine Paper and held multiple positions at Alcoa, including Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and business unit president of Alcoa Engineered Products. Serves on the Boards of Newmont Mining Corporation, the Southern Company, and American Water Works Company, Inc. Previously served as a Director of AVINTIV, Jacuzzi Brands, Inc., and Covanta.
  • Julie A. Hill, owner of The Hill Company. Serves on the Board of Anthem, Inc. and was a Director of WellPoint Health Networks Inc. prior to its merger with Anthem. Has been a trustee of the Lord Abbett Family of Mutual Funds since 2004 and previously served as a Director of Lend Lease, Ltd., Resources Connection, Inc., and Holcim US.
  • John H. Kispert, Managing Partner of Black Diamond Ventures. Previously served as President and CEO and a Director of Spansion, Inc. through its merger with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Serves on the Boards of Gigamon Inc. and Barracuda Networks, Inc. Previously served as a Director of Cypress, TriNet Group, Inc., and Extreme Networks, Inc., where he was Chairman.
  • Gregorio Reyes, former Director and Chairman of the Boards of Dialog Semiconductor plc and LSI Corporation, and former Director of Seagate Technologies Public Limited Company. Previously was a co-founder and Chairman of Sunward Technologies Inc., Chairman and CEO of American Semiconductor Equipment Technologies, and President and CEO of National Micronetics. Held positions at National Semiconductor, Motorola, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Eaton.
  • Thomas S. Volpe, Managing Member of Volpe Investments LLC. Previously CEO of Dubai Group LLC, a diversified investment firm based in the United Arab Emirates, and before that, served as Chairman of Prudential Volpe Technology Group. Served on the Boards of Linear Technology Corporation and EFG-Hermes Holding Company.
  • Harry L. You, President, CFO and Director of GTY Technology Holdings Inc. Previously served as Executive Vice President in the Office of the Chairman of EMC Corporation. Served as CEO of BearingPoint Inc., Executive Vice President and CFO of Oracle Corporation and CFO of Accenture Ltd. Previously served as a Director of Korn/Ferry International.

Moelis & Company LLC, Citi, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as financial advisors to Broadcom. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Latham & Watkins LLP are acting as legal counsel.

More information regarding Broadcom's proposal for Qualcomm and nominees can be found by visiting www.AVGO-QCOM.com.

About Broadcom Limited

Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions. Broadcom Limited's extensive product portfolio serves four primary end markets: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage and industrial & other. Applications for our products in these end markets include: data center networking, home connectivity, set-top box, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended) concerning Broadcom and Qualcomm. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address Broadcom's expected future business and financial performance and statements about (i) the proposed transaction involving Broadcom and Qualcomm and the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, (ii) the expected benefits of other acquisitions, (iii) Broadcom's plans, objectives and intentions with respect to future operations and products, (iv) Broadcom's competitive position and opportunities, (v) the impact of acquisitions on the market for Broadcom's products, and (vi) other statements identified by words such as "will", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "should", "intend", "plan", "potential", "predict", "project", "aim", and similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of the management of Broadcom, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management, current market trends and market conditions and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside Broadcom's and management's control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.

Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the ultimate outcome of any possible transaction between Broadcom and Qualcomm; uncertainties as to whether Qualcomm will cooperate with Broadcom regarding the proposed transaction; the effect of the announcement of the proposed transaction on the ability of Broadcom and Qualcomm to retain customers, to retain and hire key personnel and to maintain favorable relationships with suppliers or customers; the timing of the proposed transaction; the ability to obtain regulatory approvals and satisfy other closing conditions to the completion of the proposed transaction (including shareholder approvals); and other risks related to the completion of the proposed transaction and actions related thereto. Other risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could materially affect future results include: any risks associated with loss of Broadcom's significant customers and fluctuations in the timing and volume of significant customer demand; Broadcom's dependence on contract manufacturers and outsourced supply chain; any acquisitions Broadcom may make, as well as delays, challenges and expenses associated with receiving governmental and regulatory approvals and satisfying other closing conditions, and with integrating acquired companies with Broadcom's existing businesses and Broadcom's ability to achieve the benefits, growth prospects and synergies expected from such acquisitions, including Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm; the ability of Broadcom to integrate Qualcomm's business and make changes to its business model, and to resolve legal proceedings, governmental investigations and customer disputes relating to Qualcomm's licensing practices; Broadcom's ability to accurately estimate customers' demand and adjust Broadcom's manufacturing and supply chain accordingly; Broadcom's significant indebtedness, including the substantial indebtedness Broadcom expects to incur in connection with Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm, and the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; dependence on and risks associated with distributors of Broadcom's products; Broadcom's ability to improve its manufacturing efficiency and quality; increased dependence on a small number of markets; quarterly and annual fluctuations in operating results; cyclicality in the semiconductor industry or in Broadcom's target markets; global economic conditions and concerns; Broadcom's competitive performance and ability to continue achieving design wins with its customers, as well as the timing of those design wins; rates of growth in Broadcom's target markets; prolonged disruptions of Broadcom's or its contract manufacturers' manufacturing facilities or other significant operations; Broadcom's dependence on outsourced service providers for certain key business services and their ability to execute to its requirements; Broadcom's ability to maintain or improve gross margin; Broadcom's ability to maintain tax concessions in certain jurisdictions; Broadcom's ability to protect its intellectual property and the unpredictability of any associated litigation expenses; any expenses or reputational damage associated with resolving customer product and warranty and indemnification claims; Broadcom's ability to sell to new types of customers and to keep pace with technological advances; market acceptance of the end products into which Broadcom's products are designed; and other events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature.

Broadcom's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which you may obtain for free at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect Broadcom's business, results of operations and financial condition. Broadcom undertakes no intent or obligation to publicly update or revise any of these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Additional Information

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities.  This communication relates to a proposal which Broadcom has made for an acquisition of Qualcomm and Broadcom's intention to solicit proxies for the election of Broadcom nominees to the Qualcomm Board and certain other proposals at Qualcomm's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders.  In furtherance of this proposal and subject to future developments, Broadcom (and, if a negotiated transaction is agreed, Qualcomm) may file one or more registration statements, proxy statements, tender offer statements or other documents with the SEC.  This communication is not a substitute for any proxy statement, registration statement, tender offer statement, prospectus or other document Broadcom and/or Qualcomm may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction.

Investors and security holders of Broadcom and Qualcomm are urged to read the proxy statement(s), registration statement, tender offer statement, prospectus and/or other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety if and when they become available as they will contain important information about the proposed transaction.  Any definitive proxy statement(s) or prospectus(es) (if and when available) will be mailed to stockholders of Broadcom and/or Qualcomm, as applicable.  Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents (if and when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Broadcom through the web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.  No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Participants in Solicitation

Broadcom, certain of its subsidiaries, its directors and executive officers, other members of management and employees and the nominees described above may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction, including with respect to Qualcomm's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders.  You can find information about Broadcom's executive officers and directors in Broadcom's definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on February 17, 2017.  Information about the Broadcom nominees will be included in the proxy statement Broadcom intends to file with the SEC.  Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in one or more registration statements, proxy statements, tender offer statements or other documents filed with the SEC if and when they become available.  These documents (if and when available) may be obtained free of charge from the SEC's website http://www.sec.gov.

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Deadline Alert: "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" Nominations Are Due December 3

Launched in 2014, the international "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program" recognizes 30 individuals annually who are 30 years of age or younger, who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, collaboration, and other outstanding attributes, and who have made contributions to their companies, associations and the industry at large. The "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program" positions supply management and procurement as viable and exciting career choices for early career professionals.

What makes a rising star? One example is Amy Georgi, 30, Program Manager, Supply Chain Acquisition and Integrations with Fluke Electronics, a Danaher Company, York, Pennsylvania, recognized as the 2015 "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Megawatt Winner". She produced meaningful results by taking over a project where the sole source supplier lead time was 12-14 weeks. Within six months, she had compressed that time down to three–four weeks and reduced excess on-hand inventory by over  million. Ms. Georgi also actively gives back to the profession by passing her knowledge on to others – from hosting multiple kaizen (continuous improvement) events and creating followership among her peers and superiors, to mentoring girls between the ages of 12-18 years old, working with them on setting goals, building life skills, and the importance of fiscal self-reliance.

By celebrating emerging leaders like Amy Georgi, Thomas™ and (ISM®) hope to create even greater awareness and interest in supply management careers. "Supply management professionals have a direct impact on companies' financial performance, and our industry must continue attracting the 'best and brightest' to maximize our contribution. We encourage supply management professionals around the globe to submit a nomination and shine a light on a rising star," said Tom Derry, Chief Executive Officer of ISM®.

"Managing your supply-chain is managing your business today. We encourage all supply chain professionals to nominate someone within their own company ranks, as a 30 Under 30 Star for this unique industry honor," said Tony Uphoff, Thomas™ President & CEO. 

30 individuals will be selected for the 2017 class of "30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars". All stars will receive a one-year membership to ISM®, complimentary admittance to ISM2018 in Nashville, TN (valued at ,295), and a Thomas™ Team Training Package.

One individual will be designated as the Megawatt Winner and will also win an all-expense-paid trip (up to ,000) to ISM2018 for themselves and their nominator.

Individuals should nominate deserving young professionals at 30under30.thomasnet.com by Sunday, December 3, 2017at 11:59 p.m. EST. All nominees must be 30 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2017.

About Thomas™

Thomas™ provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today's industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com®, industry's largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs, digital product data syndication solutions, and website development. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics, Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®), Your Industrial Daily, and the Thomas Index.

About Institute for Supply Management®

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves supply management professionals in more than 100 countries. Its 50,000 members manage about  trillion in corporate supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute, ISM® drives value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM® Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification and training programs, events, corporate services and the ISM Mastery Model®. For more information, please visit: www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org.

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NMI® at 57.4%; November Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE 
The 16 non-manufacturing industries reporting growth in November — listed in order — are: Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Educational Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Other Services; Public Administration; Information; Finance & Insurance; Construction; Management of Companies & Support Services; Accommodation & Food Services; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The only industry reporting contraction in November is Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting. 

WHAT RESPONDENTS ARE SAYING …

  • "Domestic business is strong, with positive growth indicators for 2018 from both internal sources and client feedback." (Management of Companies & Support Services)
  • "Construction labor continues to be constrained in the West." (Construction)
  • "Steady; no material changes." (Finance & Insurance)
  • "We continue to struggle with understanding the [potential] changes to the Affordable Care Act, and are trying to be flexible in how we respond. Also, Hurricane Maria has affected some of our pharmaceutical supplies." (Health Care & Social Assistance)
  • "Mixed bag of goods for November 2017. Typical seasonal increases for specific braising cuts of beef as the holidays approach. Some volatility on produce items such as brussel sprouts. Expect cream to spike due to holiday season." (Accommodation & Food Services)
  • "Business seems to be leveling off. Attribute this to the holiday season that is approaching." (Professional, Scientific & Technical Services)
  • "Business is strong, but not as strong as Q3." (Retail Trade)
  • "Bookings would suggest a strong run to the end of the year." (Wholesale Trade)

 

ISM® NON-MANUFACTURING SURVEY RESULTS AT A GLANCE

COMPARISON OF ISM® NON-MANUFACTURING AND ISM® MANUFACTURING SURVEYS*

NOVEMBER 2017

 

Index

Non-Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Series 
Index

Nov

Series 
Index

Oct

Percent Point 
Change

Direction

Rate of 
Change

Trend**

(Months)

Series 
Index

Nov

Series 
Index

Oct

Percent Point 
Change

NMI®/PMI®

57.4

60.1

-2.7

Growing

Slower

95

58.2

58.7

-0.5

Business Activity/

Production

61.4

62.2

-0.8

Growing

Slower

100

63.9

61.0

+2.9

New Orders

58.7

62.8

-4.1

Growing

Slower

100

64.0

63.4

+0.6

Employment

55.3

57.5

-2.2

Growing

Slower

45

59.7

59.8

-0.1

Supplier Deliveries

54.0

58.0

-4.0

Slowing

Slower

23

56.5

61.4

-4.9

Inventories

54.5

52.5

+2.0

Growing

Faster

8

47.0

48.0

-1.0

Prices

60.7

62.7

-2.0

Increasing

Slower

6

65.5

68.5

-3.0

Backlog of Orders

51.5

53.5

-2.0

Growing

Slower

10

55.0

55.0

0.0

New Export Orders

57.0

60.0

-3.0

Growing

Slower

10

56.0

56.5

-0.5

Imports

52.5

52.0

+0.5

Growing

Faster

6

54.5

54.0

+0.5

Inventory Sentiment

56.0

61.0

-5.0

Too High

Slower

246

N/A

N/A

N/A

Customers' Inventories

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

45.5

43.5

+2.0

         

Overall Economy

Non-Manufacturing Sector

Growing

Growing

Slower

Slower

100

95

 

*Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® data is seasonally adjusted for the Business Activity, New Orders, Prices and Employment Indexes. Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® data is seasonally adjusted for New Orders, Production, Employment and Supplier Deliveries.

**Number of months moving in current direction.

COMMODITIES REPORTED UP/DOWN IN PRICE, AND IN SHORT SUPPLY

Commodities Up in Price 
Cheese (3); Copper Products (4); Corrugated Boxes (7); #1 Diesel Fuel (6); #2 Diesel Fuel (4); Fuel (5); Gasoline (4); Labor — Construction (9); Lumber Products (5); Natural Gas; Paper; Paper Products; Plastic Products; and Steel Products* (2).

Commodities Down in Price 
Bacon (3); Butter; Dairy Products (2); and Steel Products*.

Commodities in Short Supply 
Integrated Circuits; IV Solutions (4); Groundwood; Labor (4); Labor — Construction (20); and Labor —Temporary (3).

Note: The number of consecutive months the commodity is listed is indicated after each item.

*Indicates both up and down in price.

NOVEMBER 2017 NON-MANUFACTURING INDEX SUMMARIES

NMI® 
In November, the NMI® registered 57.4 percent, 2.7 percentage points lower than the 60.1 percent registered in October, indicating continued growth in the non-manufacturing sector for the 95th consecutive month. A reading above 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates the non-manufacturing sector is generally contracting.

An NMI® above 48.9 percent, over a period of time, generally indicates an expansion of the overall economy. Therefore, the November NMI® indicates growth for the 100th consecutive month in the overall economy, and indicates expansion in the non-manufacturing sector for the 95th consecutive month. Nieves says, "The past relationship between the NMI®and the overall economy indicates that the NMI® for November (57.4 percent) corresponds to a 3.3 percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) on an annualized basis."

NMI® HISTORY

 

Month

NMI®

Month

NMI®

Nov 2017

57.4

May 2017

56.9

Oct 2017

60.1

Apr 2017

57.5

Sep 2017

59.8

Mar 2017

55.2

Aug 2017

55.3

Feb 2017

57.6

Jul 2017

53.9

Jan 2017

56.5

Jun 2017

57.4

Dec 2016

56.6

Average for 12 months – 57.0

High – 60.1

Low – 53.9

Business Activity 
ISM®'s Business Activity Index registered 61.4 percent in November, a decrease of 0.8 percentage point from the October reading of 62.2 percent. This represents growth in business activity for the 100th consecutive month. Fourteen industries reported increased business activity and two industries reported decreased activity for the month of November. Comments from respondents include: "More optimism in marketplace" and "Business has increased this past month in advance of the holiday season."

The 14 industries reporting growth of business activity in November — listed in order — are: Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; Educational Services; Public Administration; Finance & Insurance; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Accommodation & Food Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Other Services; Information; Construction; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The two industries reporting a decrease in business activity in November are: Management of Companies & Support Services; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting.

 

Business Activity

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

32

57

11

61.4

Oct 2017

34

53

13

62.2

Sep 2017

37

49

14

61.3

Aug 2017

32

52

16

57.5

New Orders 
ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing New Orders Index registered 58.7 percent, a decrease of 4.1 percentage points from the October reading of 62.8 percent. November represents growth in new orders for the 100th consecutive month, at a slower rate compared with October. Comments from respondents include: "People are trying to spend their budgets before our fiscal year-end in December" and "New business gained."

The 12 industries reporting growth of new orders in November — listed in order — are:  Transportation & Warehousing; Utilities; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Public Administration; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Accommodation & Food Services; Information; Management of Companies & Support Services; and Other Services. The two industries reporting a decrease in business activity in November are: Mining; and Educational Services.

 

New Orders

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

30

57

13

58.7

Oct 2017

35

52

13

62.8

Sep 2017

40

49

11

63.0

Aug 2017

29

55

16

57.1

Employment 
Employment activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in November for the 45th consecutive month. ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Employment Index registered 55.3 percent, which reflects a decrease of 2.2 percentage points when compared to the October reading of 57.5 percent. Eleven industries reported increased employment, and five industries reported decreased employment. Comments from respondents include: "We are adding staff to address rising volume and client service demands" and "Growth in business."

The 11 industries reporting an increase in employment in November — listed in order — are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Retail Trade; Educational Services; Other Services; Wholesale Trade; Finance & Insurance; Health Care & Social Assistance; Construction; Public Administration; and Management of Companies & Support Services. The five industries reporting a reduction in employment in November are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Mining; Accommodation & Food Services; and Information.

 

Employment

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

23

61

16

55.3

Oct 2017

24

65

11

57.5

Sep 2017

22

66

12

56.8

Aug 2017

25

60

15

56.2

Supplier Deliveries 
Supplier deliveries were slower in November for the 23rd consecutive month. The index registered 54 percent, which is 4 percentage points lower than the 58 percent that was registered in October. A reading above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries, while a reading below 50 percent indicates faster deliveries. Comments from respondents include: "The vendors and their sources are getting bogged down with the higher volume of orders" and "Truck driver shortages and rail car shortages."

The 10 industries reporting slower deliveries in November — listed in order — are: Mining; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Information; Management of Companies & Support Services; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Wholesale Trade; Health Care & Social Assistance; Construction; Retail Trade; and Finance & Insurance. The only industry reporting faster deliveries in November is Public Administration. Seven industries reported no change in supplier deliveries in November compared to October.

 

Supplier Deliveries

%Slower

%Same

%Faster

Index

Nov 2017

11

86

3

54.0

Oct 2017

17

82

1

58.0

Sep 2017

19

78

3

58.0

Aug 2017

7

87

6

50.5

Inventories 
ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Inventories Index grew in November for the eighth consecutive month and registered 54.5 percent, 2 percentage points higher than the 52.5 percent that was reported in October. Of the total respondents in November, 32 percent indicated they do not have inventories or do not measure them. Comments from respondents include: "Replenishing inventory used during [the] hurricane" and "Preparing for [the] holiday season."

The 11 industries reporting an increase in inventories in November — listed in order — are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Utilities; Retail Trade; Transportation & Warehousing; Information; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Wholesale Trade; Construction; Accommodation & Food Services; Public Administration; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The three industries reporting decreases in inventories in November are: Health Care & Social Assistance; Other Services; and Finance & Insurance.

 

Inventories

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

26

57

17

54.5

Oct 2017

22

61

17

52.5

Sep 2017

24

55

21

51.5

Aug 2017

24

59

17

53.5

Prices 
Prices paid by non-manufacturing organizations for purchased materials and services increased in November for the sixth consecutive month. ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Prices Index registered 60.7 percent, 2 percentage points lower than the 62.7 percent reported in October. Twenty-one percent of respondents reported higher prices, 73 percent indicated no change in prices paid, and 6 percent of respondents reported lower prices.

The 15 non-manufacturing industries reporting an increase in prices paid during the month of November — listed in order — are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale Trade; Utilities; Construction; Retail Trade; Public Administration; Management of Companies & Support Services; Other Services; Finance & Insurance; Accommodation & Food Services; Information; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; and Health Care & Social Assistance. No industry reported a decrease in prices paid during the month of November.

 

Prices

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

21

73

6

60.7

Oct 2017

27

66

7

62.7

Sep 2017

31

65

4

66.3

Aug 2017

20

73

7

57.9

NOTE: Commodities reported as up in price and down in price are listed in the commodities section of this report.

Backlog of Orders 
ISM®'s Non-Manufacturing Backlog of Orders Index indicates that order backlogs grew in November. The index registered 51.5 percent, which is 2 percentage points lower than the 53.5 percent reported in October. Of the total respondents in November, 36 percent indicated they do not measure backlog of orders.

The seven industries reporting an increase in order backlogs in November — listed in order — are: Management of Companies & Support Services; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Utilities; Public Administration; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; and Wholesale Trade. The six industries reporting a decrease in order backlogs in November — listed in order — are: Mining; Information; Other Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Construction; and Transportation & Warehousing.

 

Backlog of Orders

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

16

71

13

51.5

Oct 2017

18

71

11

53.5

Sep 2017

22

68

10

56.0

Aug 2017

20

67

13

53.5

New Export Orders 
Orders and requests for services and other non-manufacturing activities to be provided outside of the U.S. by domestically based personnel grew in November for the 10th consecutive month at a slower rate. The New Export Orders Index registered 57 percent, which is 3 percentage points lower than the 60 percent reported in October. Of the total respondents in November, 63 percent indicated they either do not perform, or do not separately measure, orders for work outside of the U.S.

The eight industries reporting an increase in new export orders in November — listed in order — are: Utilities; Retail Trade; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Transportation & Warehousing; Other Services; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The only industry reporting a decrease in exports is Information. Seven industries reported no change in November compared to October.

 

New Export Orders

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

20

74

6

57.0

Oct 2017

28

64

8

60.0

Sep 2017

18

76

6

56.0

Aug 2017

16

78

6

55.0

Imports 
Imports grew in November for the sixth consecutive month. This month's reading at 52.5 percent is the 0.5 percentage point higher than the 52 percent that was reported in October. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported that they do not use, or do not track the use of, imported materials.

The six industries reporting an increase in imports for the month of November — listed in order — are: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Utilities; Other Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Retail Trade; and Wholesale Trade. The only industry reporting a decrease in imports in the month of November is Accommodation & Food Services. Nine industries reported no change in November compared to October.

 

Imports

%Higher

%Same

%Lower

Index

Nov 2017

10

85

5

52.5

Oct 2017

13

78

9

52.0

Sep 2017

9

86

5

52.0

Aug 2017

11

79

10

50.5

Inventory Sentiment 
The ISM® Non-Manufacturing Inventory Sentiment Index in November registered 56 percent, which is 5 percentage points lower than the reading of 61 percent reported in October. This indicates that respondents believe their inventories are still too high at this time. In November, 22 percent of respondents said their inventories were too high, 10 percent of the respondents said their inventories were too low, and 68 percent said their inventories were about right.

The seven industries reporting a feeling that their inventories are too high in November — listed in order — are:  Mining; Utilities; Retail Trade; Other Services; Wholesale Trade; Information; and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services. The three industries reporting a feeling that their inventories are too low in November compared with October are: Health Care & Social Assistance; Public Administration; and Transportation & Warehousing. Six industries reported no change in inventory sentiment in November compared to October.

 

Inventory Sentiment

%Too

High

%About 
Right

%Too

Low

Index

Nov 2017

22

68

10

56.0

Oct 2017

27

68

5

61.0

Sep 2017

24

69

7

58.5

Aug 2017

26

70

4

61.0

About This Report 
DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire U.S., while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of November 2017.

The data presented herein is obtained from a survey of non-manufacturing supply executives based on information they have collected within their respective organizations. ISM® makes no representation, other than that stated within this release, regarding the individual company data collection procedures. The data should be compared to all other economic data sources when used in decision-making.

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The Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® is based on data compiled from purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Membership of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee is diversified by NAICS, based on each industry's contribution to gross domestic product (GDP). The Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee responses are divided into the following NAICS code categories: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Utilities; Construction; Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; Transportation & Warehousing; Information; Finance & Insurance; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Management of Companies & Support Services; Educational Services; Health Care & Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Accommodation & Food Services; Public Administration; and Other Services (services such as Equipment & Machinery Repairing; Promoting or Administering Religious Activities; Grantmaking; Advocacy; and Providing Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services, Personal Care Services, Death Care Services, Pet Care Services, Photofinishing Services, Temporary Parking Services, and Dating Services).

Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the indicators measured (Business Activity, New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Inventory Change, Inventory Sentiment, Imports, Prices, Employment and Supplier Deliveries), this report shows the percentage reporting each response, and the diffusion index. Responses represent raw data and are never changed. Data is seasonally adjusted for Business Activity, New Orders, Prices and Employment. All seasonal adjustment factors are subject annually to relatively minor changes when conditions warrant them. The remaining indexes have not indicated significant seasonality.

The NMI® (Non-Manufacturing Index) is a composite index based on the diffusion indexes for four of the indicators with equal weights: Business Activity (seasonally adjusted), New Orders (seasonally adjusted), Employment (seasonally adjusted) and Supplier Deliveries. Diffusion indexes have the properties of leading indicators and are convenient summary measures showing the prevailing direction of change and the scope of change. An index reading above 50 percent indicates that the non-manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. Supplier Deliveries is an exception. A Supplier Deliveries Index above 50 percent indicates slower deliveries and below 50 percent indicates faster deliveries.

An NMI® above 48.9 percent, over a period of time, indicates that the overall economy, or gross domestic product (GDP), is generally expanding; below 48.9 percent, it is generally declining. The distance from 50 percent or 48.9 percent is indicative of the strength of the expansion or decline.

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