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Jessica Dalziel Elevated to Chief Client Officer at Avenue Z

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Avenue Z, a strategic marketing and communications company announces the appointment of Jessica Dalziel as its Chief Client Officer. Dalziel brings over 15 years of experience in unlocking top-tier solutions, fostering innovative thinking, and harnessing exceptional talent across strategic accounts. With this appointment, she will oversee the full breadth of client relationships across the Company. "Our strategy revolves around nurturing the growth and success of our clients across multiple channels. To accomplish this, we're embracing a more client-centric approach than ever before," stated Jeffrey Herzog, Chairman and CEO of Avenue Z." Jess’ natural leadership talents and steadfast connections bolster and accelerate our commitment to industry-wide revolution, amplifying customer experiences along the way." Dalziel will enhance client experience through solutions tailored to each client's unique needs and business goals, elevate service delivery standards, and fortify Avenue Z's reputation as a trusted advisor in the industry. In this role, Dalziel will report to the company’s COO, Dave Johnson. “Jess has been pivotal in shaping NightWise’s strategic marketing initiatives, elevating our brand's presence, and fostering smooth, productive collaborations with her exceptional talent and friendly demeanor”, said Danny Rinaldi Founder & CEO of NightWise. "Her adept management of complex projects has positioned us as frontrunners in the sleep industry, while her partnership with every team member has greatly contributed to our successes." Dalziel shared, “Many agencies focus solely on advancing technologies such as AI or the latest trends. A successful client strategy harnesses both but never loses sight of human empathy and trust. It delves into the intricacies of each client's needs, enabling our teams to tailor solutions that resonate on a deeper level and drive impactful results. I’m thrilled to leverage my background to strengthen our client relationships and bring unparalleled value alongside the talented team at Avenue Z”. Before joining Avenue Z, Dalziel served as the VP of Strategic Accounts at Investis Digital in New York. In this role, she spearheaded business growth, innovative processes, and resources, with a keen focus on business development and nurturing client relationships. Prior to that, Dalziel held value-creation positions at Isobar, a dentsu company, where she adeptly coordinated project plans on a global scale, seamlessly integrating them across diverse stakeholders. Dalziel earned her MBA from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a bachelor's degree in Advertising from Grand Valley State University. Avenue Z is a strategic marketing and communications company breaking traditional boundaries between marketing, advertising and PR. From the Wall Street Journal to TikTok, PR to social and search, we create narratives that drive commerce, connections, and conversion, across all channels. With experts, tech and teams based in New York, Boston, Orlando, Miami and global reach - we drive influence. Visit www.avenuez.com Contact Details Avenue Z Madeleine Worrall +1 817-808-1521 madeleine.worrall@bevelpr.com

May 21, 2024 09:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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May 20, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mediazest's Geoff Robertson on audio-visual solutions for big brands and market expansion

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Mediazest PLC CEO Geoff Robertson gives Proactive's Stephen Gunnion an overview of the company's operations and recent developments. Mediazest, an audiovisual solutions provider, operates in markets such as retail, automotive showrooms, and workspace offices. The company, established nearly 20 years ago, counts well-known brands like Pets at Home, Hyundai, and Jaguar Land Rover among its clients. Mediazest focuses on a holistic, consultative approach, ensuring high-quality delivery and ongoing support. Robertson highlighted the company's European expansion with a Dutch subsidiary established in late 2022, which has enabled better service for EU clients. Following a challenging 2023, Mediazest has seen improvements in 2024, with a positive trading update indicating a strong first half and a promising second half of the year. Robertson mentioned the potential for both organic growth and acquisitions to expand their market presence, noting the ripe conditions for consolidations within the industry. Looking ahead, Mediazest aims to capitalise on opportunities in digital signage, electric vehicle showrooms, and hybrid meeting technologies. Robertson expressed optimism about the company's ability to leverage these trends and deliver value to its clients. Contact Details Proactive UK Proactive UK +44 20 7989 0813 UKEditorial@proactiveinvestors.com

May 17, 2024 02:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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How WiSA Technologies’ (NASDAQ: WISA) Latest Product, WiSA E, Is Revolutionizing The Audio Industry

Benzinga

By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga WiSA Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA) has emerged as a leader in the audio and video entertainment sector through its pioneering wireless technology. With its latest innovation launched in 2023, WiSA E, the company looks poised to revolutionize the industry and solidify its position as the premier solution for high-quality wireless audio for home entertainment (across multiple channels). This innovative spatial audio technology offers up to eight independent channels of HD audio, providing an immersive listening experience. WiSA E transmits and receives uncompressed 24-bit 48 kHz sound over a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network. As a result, users can enjoy high-quality audio without any lag or latency issues. One of the key features of WiSA E is its interoperability with other certified WiSA E-enabled devices. The WiSA Association has established an interoperability standard that certifies products as compatible with each other, thus creating an industry benchmark for superior audio quality. This means that WiSA E-enabled products can work flawlessly with any other certified WiSA E-enabled device, providing a hassle-free setup. “This is a game changer in the industry,” shared Brett Moyer, CEO of WiSA Technologies. “WiSA E will be used by a major CE manufacturer to embed high-quality immersive audio functionality in their devices – functionality that can be activated by the consumer in their home. This is significant because this new model seeds the market with WiSA E and gives the consumer the ability to upgrade their home entertainment system at any time they choose. With this model, WiSA has a built-in aftermarket revenue stream for the major consumer electronics TV, projector, and set-top manufacturers with each activation of its software. This was a strategic move for WiSA Technologies to convert its award-winning hardware into a software model.” WiSA Technologies Has Always Focused On Elevating Industry Standards From the beginning, the company focused on assembling talented teams across various departments, including research and development, sales, marketing and management. This strong foundation allowed WiSA to consistently prioritize innovation and deliver superior entertainment experiences. The formation of the WiSA Association was a pivotal moment in the company's trajectory. With over 70 members, the association has helped foster relationships with leading consumer electronics manufacturers. To ensure the success of WiSA E, WiSA Technologies has also introduced the Propel program, which encompasses several strategic initiatives. These initiatives include efforts to standardize industry solutions, achieve consistent revenue performance, reduce infrastructure costs and maximize long-term shareholder value. By forging partnerships with TV/audio speaker and chip manufacturers, WiSA Technologies aims to create new revenue streams through enhanced WiSA E technology. The company has developed stringent specifications compliance and fostered close working relationships with consumer electronics manufacturers and chip makers, enabling WiSA to produce high-volume, lower-cost solutions that will have a direct impact on the company's bottom line. By expanding interbrand operability among premier audio manufacturers and delivering premium technology solutions to mass-market audio systems, WiSA is solidifying its position as an industry innovator. Featured photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

May 17, 2024 08:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE MTV OF INDEPENDENT FILM!

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The 6th Annual Transparent Film Festival is set to take place at the iconic Producers Club in midtown Manhattan's Theatre District on June 13th, this festival will not only feature some of the best in Indie Film from over 1000 submissions world-wide but will also include the launch of ABFAB.COM, it’s digital app free streaming platform. ABFAB.COM aims to be the go-to hub for indie filmmakers, akin to what MTV did for musicians when it debuted in 1981, but with an expanded scope. With a commitment to showcasing diverse talents from across the globe, ABFAB.COM is not only partnering with festivals like Transparent Film Festival but also welcoming submissions directly from content creators. Phase 2 of its launch will broaden its scope to include comedians, theater groups, musicians, and more, in line with the original MTV ethos of celebrating creativity in all its forms. Brian McLane, the founder of Transparent Film Festival, emphasizes the need for platforms like ABFAB.COM to provide exposure and recognition to independent filmmakers, echoing the success of the festival in highlighting the abundance of talent in the indie film scene. Through ABFAB.COM 's 24-hour streaming network, every content creator will have a chance to display their work without the clutter of an app. “We want to do everything we can to promote independent filmmaking and independent filmmakers, so having been around when MTV first came out and seeing what that did for the music world, we wanted to create ABFAB.COM so all types of films from all over the world will have a home and a place to get exposure”, said McLane. Embracing the spirit of MTV's on-air VJs, ABFAB.COM is gearing up for worldwide auditions to find presenters who embody unity and individualism, much like the iconic personalities of MTV's golden era. Festival Co-Founder, Michael Farr said “It’s a cool time for content creators and on-air personalities so in addition to in-house productions like “Director’s Spotlight hosted by James Ylisela,” other ABFAB.COM original programming, plus the amazing content that gets submitted to us, we will pay homage to the MTV era by casting VJ’s to intro films and host content on the channel. As submissions for the 6th Annual Transparent Film Festival are now closed, the festival's commitment to reviewing every film in its entirety sets it apart, providing valuable feedback to content creators and ensuring a fair evaluation process. ABFAB.COM seeks to offer viewers an alternative to mainstream platforms, focusing on independent content creation and delivering a quality viewing experience. Festival Judge, Marc Mifsud said “We take great pride in the fact that we review each and every film that is submitted and provide direct feedback to filmmakers, I think the people who submit feel good knowing that their film will be reviewed and not just end up in a pile of films that never get a chance to be truly judged.“ For tickets to this year's festival or more information about Transparent Film Festival and ABFAB.COM, visit www.transparentfilmfest.com Don't forget to tune in to Transparent TV on Manhattan Cable Channel 34 Spectrum every Friday night at 12 midnight ET. About Transparent Film Festival: Founded by Brian McLane, Transparent Film Festival celebrates independent filmmaking by honoring each submission with a thorough review process that includes full viewing of every film submitted. With over 2500 films submitted in its first five years, the festival remains dedicated to its mission and is now in its 6th year, aiming for IMDb certification. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 16, 2024 02:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Warns Maker of Oreo That They are Endangering Their Brand

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Following the viral online ad it released about Oreo and its troubling partnership with LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG, National Legal and Policy Center has published a follow-up video to promote a shareholder proposal it will present on May 22 at the annual meeting of Mondelez International, parent company of the cookie brand. NLPC’s resolution calls upon the multinational snack giant to scrutinize areas of risk where it has engaged in disturbing relationships with outside organizations, such as the one Oreo has with PFLAG. Other examples in the proposal cite Mondelez’s support for the Marxist, anti-law enforcement group Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, and the company’s partnership with the anti-Semitic UN Human Rights. “Mondelez is carelessly dashing through the consumer market dropping mines that very well could end up as tripwires for themselves,” said Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for NLPC. “It’s not surprising since Chairman/CEO Dirk Van de Put also serves on the board of Anheuser Busch InBev, the company that self-inflicted the greatest brand destruction in many years last April with Bud Light.” As NLPC pointed out with its Oreo video released in February, PFLAG condones gender transition treatments for children as young as three years old, and battles to make sure books with explicit content are allowed in public schools and libraries. NLPC initiated its campaign to highlight the cookie-maker’s inappropriate relationship with PFLAG after it noticed the brand’s social media accounts – primarily on X (formerly Twitter) – were heavily populated with posts in support of PFLAG’s various narratives, causes and social advocacy. The new video released today calls attention to Mondelez’s alliances with BLM and UN Human Rights, as well as PFLAG. In a white paper filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last month, NLPC also identified possible risky relationships the Chicago-based company has with organizations that include Human Rights Campaign, World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization, and others. The broader media is noticing the increasing criticisms of Corporate America’s fealty to the radical LGBTQ+ agenda that includes the sexualization of children. The Wall Street Journal last week reported on NLPC’s proposal for Mondelez, and last month the nonprofit corporate watchdog earned widespread coverage of its proposal at Disney, which sought equal treatment for employees who have been victimized by radical gender ideology. “The political winds have shifted from just a few years ago, yet Mondelez is still living in the past as if nothing has changed,” said NLPC Chairman Peter Flaherty. “Now that the extreme transgenderism push has inevitably progressed to endanger children, corporate involvement in social justice issues is more treacherous than ever. We urge Dirk Van de Put to wake up to the reality before it’s too late, or the consequences could be devastating.” ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

May 16, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Crant Launches Updated Product Offerings, Revolutionizing Access to AI-Powered Brand Building

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Crant, a leader in creative AI solutions empowering businesses to create effective brand building strategies through the use of competitive intelligence in the digital age, announced today the latest evolution of its Ink Lantern product suite: Ink Lantern Lite. The platform aims to revolutionize how businesses build and monitor their brands, providing accessible, AI-powered competitive intelligence across diverse industries. The enhanced tools come at a time when according to the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), 73% of B2B marketers prioritize content marketing as part of their overall strategy. Ink Lantern combines the rapid analysis capabilities of social listening tools with the in-depth strategic guidance of brand consulting firms, providing a unique solution that is both cost-effective and efficient. Designed for sectors including sports and outdoors apparel, healthcare and biotech, technology, travel and hospitality, cultural institutions, education, and adTech, Ink Lantern offers a suite of advanced tools to enhance brand building and content engagement. "Ink Lantern offers high-caliber, accessible solutions to major brands designed to make brand building more effective. With the extension of Ink Lantern Lite, companies of all sizes now have access to more effective brand building and marketing that drives differentiation," said Alvaro Melendez, Co-founder of Crant. "With the introduction of Ink Lantern Lite, we are leveling the playing field, allowing smaller businesses the same opportunities to excel as their larger counterparts." Based on a brand's needs, Ink Lantern and Ink Lantern Lite effectively benchmark brand love, quantify market engagement, and unlock top-performing content strategies. Additionally brands are able to evaluate commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and compare performance across critical social media platforms. "Since integrating Ink Lantern into our operations, we've experienced a remarkable shift in how we execute our brand strategy. The platform's deep insights and AI-powered analysis tools have enabled us to refine our digital marketing efforts and better understand our position in the competitive landscape. Ink Lantern is a game-changer for Museo de Arte Puerto Rico, providing enterprise-level insights and consulting at a fraction of the cost,” said Larissa Vazquez of Museo de Arte Puerto Rico. Ink Lantern has been recognized by The Webby Awards and The Anthem Awards, and continues to set standards in the AI-driven brand building space. To learn more about Ink Lantern and to begin your journey towards enhanced brand building, please visit www.inklantern.io. About Crant Founded in 2020, Crant, is a pioneering creative AI company that empowers businesses to build super brands in the digital age. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, Crant develops groundbreaking solutions including Ink Lantern, an AI-powered platform that enables companies to foster deeper connections with their audiences and cultivate enduring brand love. Additionally, Crant also offers comprehensive AI training programs—from Basics AI 101 to the creation of an internal AI Council, these programs are designed to enhance customer engagement and proficiency with AI technologies. Recognized with prestigious accolades including The Webby Awards and The Anthem Awards, Crant combines cutting-edge innovation with a commitment to excellence. Under the leadership of founder Alvaro Melendez, honored by PRovoke Media as one of the most innovative people in the Americas in 2023, Crant helps businesses navigate modern marketing with intelligence and creativity. About Ink Lantern Ink Lantern, an AI-powered platform by Crant, revolutionizes brand building by enabling more effective connections with audiences. Leveraging AI technology and market insights, Ink Lantern provides tools and analyses for monitoring market position, navigating the competitive landscape, and identifying growth strategies. With features like brand love analysis, DEI indexing, competitive benchmarking, and engagement metrics, Ink Lantern offers actionable insights and budget-conscious strategies for businesses to build stronger, more effective brands that resonate with customers and stand out in crowded markets. Experience the power of AI-driven brand building and unlock your brand's potential with Ink Lantern. Contact Details Kite Hill PR Lara Schembri lara@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.inklantern.io/

May 14, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fliphead: Redefining Fashion with Upcycled Garments and Couture

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In a fashion landscape increasingly defined by sustainability and conscious consumption, one brand stands out for its innovative approach to upcycling and eco-conscious couture. Fliphead, an Indian-based fashion label founded by two designers, Saumya from India and Mihkel from Estonia, is making waves in the industry with its transformative philosophy and commitment to reducing waste. Fliphead's journey began with a simple yet powerful idea: to reimagine fashion by giving new life to discarded materials. Through meticulous craftsmanship and a keen eye for design, Saumya and Mihkel have turned this vision into a reality, creating stunning garments that are both stylish and sustainable. At the heart of Fliphead's ethos is the concept of upcycling – the process of repurposing old or unused materials into new, high-quality products. By utilizing materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, Fliphead not only minimizes its environmental impact but also adds a unique and eclectic flair to its collections. One of Fliphead's flagship offerings is its range of festival clothes, which are designed to capture the vibrant spirit of India's diverse cultural celebrations. From colorful saris transformed into flowy dresses to intricately embroidered jackets crafted from vintage textiles, each piece tells a story of creativity and craftsmanship. In addition to its ready-to-wear collections, Fliphead also offers a couture service that is truly one-of-a-kind. Catering to clients who crave individuality and sustainability, the brand's couture pieces are made exclusively from upcycled materials, ensuring that each garment is as eco-conscious as it is luxurious. What sets Fliphead apart from other fashion labels is its unwavering commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. From sourcing materials locally to partnering with artisans who share their values, Saumya and Mihkel are dedicated to creating a positive impact on both the environment and the communities they serve. As consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental and social implications of their purchasing decisions, brands like Fliphead are leading the way towards a more sustainable future for fashion. With their innovative approach and dedication to upcycling, Saumya and Mihkel are not just changing the way we think about clothes – they're changing the industry itself. Contact Details Alex +1 302-597-6768 Apexreviews154@gmail.com Company Website https://fliphead.com/

May 13, 2024 04:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rick Wiles Challenges Rep. Brian Mast in Florida's House District 21

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A competitive two-candidate race has heated up in Florida's House District 21 after Florida's Secretary of State certified the name of a Ft. Pierce businessman to appear on the Republican Party primary ballot next to Congressman Brian Mast. Rick Wiles is a businessman, media entrepreneur, 25-year broadcasting and podcasting veteran, film producer, author, and retired pastor. He filed a certificate of candidacy in Tallahassee to unseat Congressman Brian Mast in the August 20 Republican primary election. Over 210,000 people viewed his candidacy announcement on X (formerly Twitter). Wiles said he was motivated to challenge Rep. Mast by four issues. Wiles said he was shocked and disgusted when he saw a photograph of Rep. Mast wearing an Israeli military uniform in Congress and learning that Mr. Mast has traveled to Israel to participate in IDF activities. Wiles blasted Mast's actions as "treasonous." He vowed to introduce the Brian Mast Foreign Military Uniform Anti-Treason Act that would make it a felony punishable by ten years in prison for any member of the U.S. Congress or congressional staff members to wear any foreign military uniform and to participate in foreign military activities in another country outside the legal jurisdiction of the Department of Defense or NATO. "Brian Mast dishonored every member of the American Armed Forces and all our veterans by wearing an IDF uniform and volunteering to serve in Israel,” said Wiles. "He particularly insulted my good friends in the USS Liberty Veterans Association who lost 34 shipmates during a surprise IDF attack in 1967.” Wiles said Mast's allegiance to the Israeli army makes the Florida congressman a national security risk. "Mr. Mast cannot be trusted with classified national security information that would benefit Israel." Wiles vowed that he would never wear a foreign military uniform. "Where do we draw the line?," Wiles asked. "Should we have a National Foreign Military Uniform Costume Day? If Mast can wear an IDF uniform to Congress, why can’t others wear Chinese, Ukrainian, French, or Russian army uniforms? Mr. Mast’s traitorous behavior crossed the line and opened the door for more members to wear foreign uniforms in Congress,” warned Wiles. "I hope the voters reprimand Mr. Mast for his undignified and outrageous behavior." Funding for foreign wars is the second reason Mr. Wiles decided to challenge Brian Mast for the Republican nomination. "Our Congress has lost its mind," said Wiles. "The Congress spends one trillion dollars every 100 days that it must borrow from foreign lenders so that Washington can give away the money to foreign governments. Brian Mast loves to finance foreign wars, especially Israel’s genocidal war against the Palestinian people," said Wiles. The challenger promised to vote against all bills that finance foreign wars and militaries. "It is time we take care of America,” said the Republican populist. Wiles said he would wage an aggressive door-to-door campaign throughout District 21 to meet voters face-to-face. "Mr. Mast already has millions of dollars in his campaign account, most of it from pro-Israel donors. I don’t have money, but I have the time and energy to walk door-to-door between now and August 20." Mr. Mast's support for a federal ban on semi-automatic rifles and shotguns was the third issue that motivated Mr. Wiles to challenge the incumbent. "Brian Mast has something in common with Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, and Adam Schiff. All five want to ban your ownership of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns,” said Wiles. “Mast is a gun-grabber. He’s got to go.” Rep. Mast's derogatory remarks about Fort Pierce were the fourth issue that pushed Wiles to enter the House race. "Mr. Mast trash-talked about my hometown. He humiliated the citizens of Ft. Pierce by calling it a God-awful, dilapidated city. He also embarrassed our Republican Mayor Linda Hudson by demanding her resignation. I hope the people of Fort Pierce teach Brian Mast a lesson in good manners on August 20," said Wiles. Mr. Wiles' company, Faith & Values Media Group Inc., produces and distributes faith-based media content. Mr. Wiles is a retired pastor of Flowing Streams Church. The church recently sold its 10-acre complex in Vero Beach, FL, and transitioned to a digital-only media church. Mr. Wiles teaches an online Bible study called Morning Manna that attracts thousands of students each weekday. Mr. Wiles has long hosted TruNews, a hard-hitting and controversial weekday news analysis and commentary program. He traveled twice as a news reporter to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with the Trump White House in 2018 and 2020. Mr. Wiles has also attended numerous technology and FINTECH conferences in Europe and Asia. Jordan’s King Abdullah II invited Mr. Wiles in December 2022 to a royal banquet in Amman where the King unveiled his ambitious plan to preserve and enhance the historic site where Jesus was baptized in Jordan. The new Republican candidate is the author of Final Day: 10 Characteristics of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Mr. Wiles is the executive producer of Sacrificing Liberty, an epic four-part documentary film about Israel's 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. Mr. Wiles is an honorary member of the USS Liberty Veterans Association. Mr. Wiles and his wife Suzie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1. They have a son in Palm City and a daughter in Fort Pierce. The couple has ten grandchildren. Eight of them are adopted. Mr. and Mrs. Wiles reside on Muller Road in Fort Pierce. This press release paid for by Rick Wiles 2024 Committee. Contact Details Rick Wiles 2024 Committee +1 772-356-4477 campaign@rickwiles2024.com

May 13, 2024 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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