News Hub | News Direct


Advertising Communications Graphic Design Internet Marketing Media Publishing SEO
Article thumbnail News Release

Industry Visionaries Share Perspectives on the Future of Marketing and Communications at The PR Net Future Focus Conference

The PR Net

On April 12th The PR Net hosted its second annual Future Focus Conference at Kimpton Eventi’s dedicated event space, SECOND, assembling top industry figures to discuss the future of marketing and communications. The full-day conference featured six panels interspersed with networking sessions and attracted a diverse audience of senior executives from various sectors. Panels were themed around hot topics such as the reinvention of modern media, the future of events & experiences (presented by Snap, Inc.), what's next in influencer marketing (presented by Trend Companies), the effects and applications of AI, affiliate marketing strategies, and the value of brand marketing. To purchase professionally produced recordings of the conference, showcasing all panel discussions from the day for $49.99, click this link here. Reinventing Modern Media Moderator: Brian Strong, Global Head of Communications, Bloomberg Media Panelists: Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour; Amanda Smith, President, Fairchild Media; Willa Bennett, Editor-in-Chief, Highsnobiety and Simone Oliver, Strategic Advisor & Editor at Large 'Reinventing Modern Media' panel featured industry leaders discussing the dynamic nature of media today. Samantha Barry, Glamour's Editor-in-Chief, emphasized the universality of good content, noting, “Sometimes, as a brand, we can go down a rabbit hole of ‘this is a Gen Z thing,’ or ‘this is only for millennial women,’ etc. Oftentimes, good content will reach them all, regardless of generation.” Amanda Smith, President of Fairchild Media, highlighted the importance of brand clarity, stating, “I think we're all being rewarded for having total clarity on who we are and what defines our brand IP. The more we can articulate that in the marketplace, the better off we’ll be.” Willa Bennett, Highsnobiety's Editor-in-Chief, emphasized the value of long-term content investment, saying, “If you invest long term, the traffic will come.” Simone Oliver, Strategic Advisor & Editor at Large, discussed the shift in content engagement and distribution, noting, “Engagement has been the clear winner in terms of how people engage with your content and what you're producing. You want people to see what you make, you want the message to get out there, but distribution has changed.” She also highlighted the evolving nature of content discovery, adding, “Discovery has a different face now.” The Future of Events & Experiences Moderator: Jed Weinstein, Founder & CEO, Rise & Set Panelists: Bronson Van Wyck, Founder, Workshop and DIO; Rachel Racusen, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Snap Inc. and Allison Barrie Rand, Head of Experiential Marketing & Talent Partnerships, Walmart The 'Future of Events & Experiences' panel explored immersive experiences and media's evolving landscape. Bronson Van Wyck, Founder of Workshop and DIO, emphasized holistic experiences, stating, “You want to give someone an opportunity to return to the womb where every aspect of their needs, physical and emotional, are being taken care of.” Rachel Racusen, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Snap Inc., highlighted quality over quantity in media, noting, “If you have an amazing New York Times story that is meant to reach a certain audience and that's the only story you get on something, that could provide a lot more value than twenty stories.” Allison Barrie Rand, Head of Experiential Marketing & Talent Partnerships at Walmart, discussed the intangible nature of creating memories, noting, “We are fundamentally in the business of making memories. And that's hard to measure.” Rand also emphasized using technology to foster community and connection, stating, “Tech needs to be leveraged as a tool to help further enable community, to help further enable connection.” She cautioned against expecting every experience to achieve all objectives, stating, “When we expect every single experience that we do to boil the ocean of objectives, that's not going to get us so far.” What's Next in Influencer Marketing? Moderator: Faye Halligan, Director of Talent Relations, Trend Companies Panelists: Ted Raad, Founder & CEO, Trend Companies; Anna Kai, Content Creator, @itsmaybeboth; Nena Evans, Content Creator, @nenaevans and Emily Fauver, Content Creator, @emily.fauver The 'What's Next in Influencer Marketing?' panel delved into the evolving influencer landscape. Ted Raad, Founder & CEO of Trend Companies, stressed the importance of creators remaining authentic to their audience, noting, “The most important thing... is that they are saying who they are to their audience, and the audience will matter more than any campaign.” He also highlighted creators' influence on both their audience and fellow creators. Emily Fauver, Content Creator, mentioned the continuous innovation in content creation on established platforms, saying, “The fact that we're still coming up with new ways to create content on platforms that have been around for a while, I think it’s just getting started.” Anna Kai, Content Creator, expressed confidence in the enduring nature of social media platforms, stating, “Social media is gonna be around forever whether it's TikTok or MikMok, so we'll figure it out.” Nena Evans, Content Creator, discussed the uncertainty of future content sharing platforms, stating, “At the end of the day, the value that we're creating, it has to be shared somewhere. It might not be TikTok, it might not be Instagram, it might be an unknown. We really don't know.” She emphasized the current importance of relatability and authenticity in connecting creators with their audiences. AI’s Effect on Marcomms Moderated by Samyutha Reddy, Head of Corporate Marketing, Jasper AI Panelists: Paul Miser, EVP, Group Director, HOW (a 5W Agency); Aaron Kwittken, Founder and CEO, PRophet and CEO, Stagwell Marketing Cloud, Comms Tech Unit and Alexia Adana, VP, Director of Creative Technology, Edelman The panel on "AI’s Effect on Marcomms" delved into how artificial intelligence is reshaping marketing and communications strategies. Paul Miser, EVP, Group Director at HOW, highlighted that AI complements human roles, enabling faster validation of insights and ideation. He emphasized, “[AI] is not going to replace your role, but it allows you to validate insights faster, it allows you to ideate faster, it gives you analytical models that are faster.” Miser also stressed the importance for agencies to understand AI's role in enhancing relationships and expediting validation processes. Aaron Kwittken, Founder and CEO of PRophet, urged professionals to embrace a mindset of becoming communications engineers. He discussed the significance of predictive AI, stating, “Anytime people talk about AI, they think about generative. But predictive AI will be most potent, consequential and revolutionary for comms pros." Alexia Adana, VP, Director of Creative Technology at Edelman, emphasized the need to become proficient with AI tools, stating, “On an individual level, it's getting comfortable with having a back and forth with AI tools in a way that's going to help you approach problems and your goals in a far more efficient way than if you were just solely relying on your individual brain.” Elevating Affiliate Marketing Strategies Moderator: Jeremiah Corley, Affiliate Director, Dreamday Panelists: Teresa Grammatke, Senior Director, eAccountable; Taylor Kendrick, Senior Manager, Channel Partnerships,; Jacqueline Goldstein, Vice President, Commerce, NY Post and Leilani Han, Executive Director, Commerce, The New York Times Wirecutter The "Elevating Affiliate Marketing Strategies" panel offered dynamic insights to supercharge affiliate approaches. Teresa Grammatke of eAccountable highlighted a shifting audience perspective, noting, “The audience has changed and people assume that you're getting the money now. So it's not as big of a deal for the audience to know that they're earning off of it.” Taylor Kendrick from emphasized the critical need for proactive affiliate engagement, stating, “You have to be diligent with following up with all these affiliates, just make sure you continue and continue to reach out to them.” Jacqueline Goldstein of NY Post discussed the pivotal role of offering competitive benefits to affiliates, like free fast shipping. Leilani Han of The New York Times Wirecutter emphasized the strategic importance of commerce content publishers, stating, “For the performance PR professionals, commerce content publishers don't just represent a number in the tally of coverage you garner, now we are also adding value to your clients’ bottom line.” Han also stressed the vital nature of nurturing affiliate partnerships, noting, “An affiliate link isn't a spigot of revenue where you just put up an affiliate link and turn it on. It's a constant feedback loop, it’s important to be constantly nurturing the partnerships.” Is 2024 the Year of Brand Marketing? Moderator: Celia Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, FINN Partners Panelists: Ana Andjelic, Chief Brand Officer, Ex Esprit, Banana Republic; Colin Kavanagh, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard; Samina Virk, North America CEO, Vestiaire Collective and Crystal Vinisse, Vice President - Global Brand Leader, Lifestyle & Luxury Brands, Hyatt Hotels Corporation The highly anticipated panel, 'Is 2024 the Year of Brand Marketing?' delved into the evolving landscape of brand marketing, with experts providing insights into the strategies and approaches that will define the year ahead. Ana Andjelic, Chief Brand Officer at Ex Esprit and Banana Republic, characterized brand marketing as a strategy of cultural influence, advocating for continuous engagement with culture and creativity. Samina Virk, North America CEO at Vestiaire Collective, preferred the term "brand growth," emphasizing the interconnectedness of brand marketing with overall business growth. She stressed the importance of understanding the customer to create authentic brand moments, stating, “Focus on who your customer or your client is. Because I think that will help answer which moments you speak about and marry that with what is authentic.” Crystal Vinisse, Vice President - Global Brand Leader at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, underscored the experience-driven nature of today's economy, noting that brands must deliver on their promises to maintain customer trust. She remarked, “We are still very much in an experience-driven economy. So that means, while I might have an emotional connection to your brand, there's less forgiveness and grace if I have an experience that isn't what you marketed to me.” Colin Kavanagh, Chief Marketing Officer at Pernod Ricard, emphasized the importance of authenticity in brand messaging, stating, “You have to be authentic. That's the key thing for me – and you have to stay true to that.” The Future Focus Conference provided attendees with invaluable insights about the latest trends and future predictions for the marketing communications industry. The networking breaks throughout the day were embraced by the audience, which included representatives from brands like Sephora, Bumble, Fritz Hansen, Hilton Hotels, Brunello Cucinelli, Turkish Airlines, Match Group, Pernod Ricard, J. Crew, Leading Hotels of the World and Campari Group, and agency leaders from M&C Saatchi, Weber Shandwick, BPCM, Magrino, H&S, Finn Partners, 5W, Derris, Quinn, Day One Agency, KWT Global, Karla Otto and LaForce. The summit culminated with guests gathering in SECOND’s bar area for the cocktail hour, enjoying cocktails by Redemption Whiskey, Gray Whale Gin, Cantera Negra Reposado Tequila, and Josh Cellars Wines. Photos: Link HERE (credit: Adele Makulova) ABOUT THE PR NET: The PR Net is the premier global network for marketing and communications professionals. It is a modern take on the classic networking club and an "industry insider favorite” for executives looking for a central platform for industry intelligence and connections. Founded by industry veteran Lisa Smith in 2015, The PR Net consists of online content that reads like a magazine, member-only services, and highly sought-after digital and in-person member events. Contact Details The PR Net Sara Sturges +1 646-934-4631 Company Website

April 25, 2024 11:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Over 200 passionate programmers participated in The Bucharest Hackathon 2024, and the total prizes exceeded 50,000 dollars

STORM Partners Bucharest, 25th of April 2024: On April 14th, the Odeon Theater hosted the second edition of The Bucharest Hackathon, the first hackathon in Romania dedicated to enthusiasts of new technologies. The competition brought together over 200 amateur and senior programmers, both Romanian and foreign, who came from Bucharest as well as from other cities in the country, such as Cluj, Brasov, or Craiova. For 24 hours, they coded and competed in developing software projects that tested the limits of modern technologies. The top three teams won the grand prize of a total value of $30,000, but 25 teams were also selected to receive special prizes from the partners. For the final competition, 35 teams were selected. “ The Bucharest Hackathon is attracting more and more participants. I was impressed by the level of competence of the teams and projects and their achievements in only 24 hours. The jury members, most of whom have international experience, appreciated the location and organization, stating that they felt like they were at a hackathon in Silicon Valley. Genezio was chosen by more than half of the teams to implement their solution. ” Andrei Pitis, CEO & Co-founder of Genezio. “ From the moment we saw the first registrations for the event, we realized that we were going to have a completely different edition: an iconic location, much bolder ideas, much more creative solutions, but also a considerable effort - and so it was. The Bucharest Hackathon was truly an emotional roller-coaster: from the trust in the colleagues on our team to the transformation of an idea into a product, and to the decisive moment when you find out if you are among the winners,” said Flavian Manea, CEO and co-founder of Bware Labs. “At MultiversX, we are proud to support innovation and entrepreneurship in our tech community. The partnership with The Bucharest Hackathon underlines our commitment to the future of technology and innovation in Romania. We are excited to see such creative ideas turned into reality and provide the necessary support for these projects to become successful startups”, Daniel Serb, VP of Business Development of MultiversX. Each of the three winning teams received prizes worth over $10,000, as well as Amazon vouchers worth $15,000, while the teams that won special prizes from the partners received $20,000 in vouchers on the Blast platform, developed by Bware Labs, $10,000 in Genezio vouchers, two startup support prizes from MultiversX, a special prize from Google: Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) smart speakers, an innovation prize from PiSquared worth $2,500 in vouchers and $2,000 in consulting vouchers from Astrarizon. Fork_Exec, Salty, and Awesome Hackers are this year's winning teams at The Bucharest Hackathon This year’s grand prize of $5,000 was won by the Fork_Exec team, made up of Dejanu Alexandru, Opri Cezar, and Dumitru Iulia. Fork_Exec developed a software solution based on speech recognition and artificial intelligence technologies that allows programmers to automate parts of coding based on voice commands. Second place, worth $3,000, went to the Salty team, composed of Kerimberdi Agayev Kaibov Merdan and Cihan Ilhan. They proposed an application for high school students to receive guidance on complex math problems. The application takes the user’s handwriting and, combining OpenAI and AWS Cloud technologies provides the answer to the problem almost instantly. The third prize, of $2,000, was won by the programmers from the Awesome Hackers team, namely Puiu Răzvan, Ene Cosmina, and Manea Lucas. Awesome Hackers created a neural data collection platform designed to help improve cognitive function and focus. In addition, two of the participating teams will receive support from MultiversX so that their ideas can reach the startup stage (Awesome Hackers and Mental Regression). Among the special prize winners is also the Wildcard team, who received a Nest Hub 2nd Generation from Google. The jury was made up of tech experts, IT entrepreneurs, and top executives from the companies: Genezio, Bware Labs, MultiversX, Google, Stripe, PiSquared, XOXNO, and Amazon Web Services. For this edition, the main partners Genezio and Bware Labs, the co-founding companies of The Bucharest Hackathon project, were joined by the Romanian blockchain company MultiversX. Among the partners of the second edition of The Bucharest Hackathon are the companies Stripe, PiSquared, XOXNO, Google, Amazon Web Services, Astrarizon, and xExchange. The event was sponsored by Orange Romania, AQUA Carpatica, Blue Romania, Domeniile Averești, Komoder Romania, Nespresso Professional, and Good Routine by SECOM, with media and communication partners Republica, Innovation Labs, ETH Bucharest, Caracteristic PR, KCD Romania, and the Student League Electronics. About The Bucharest Hackathon The Bucharest Hackathon is a 24-hour competition dedicated to programmers and enthusiasts of modern technologies, such as AI, Dev Tools, blockchain, and others. Although initially dedicated to those in Bucharest, the event welcomed programmers from other cities or countries in both editions. The event was founded by Bware Labs and Genezio in 2023 to provide enthusiasts of modern technologies with the space, resources, and challenges they need to develop themselves and test both their limits and those of new technologies. About MultiversX MultiversX is a highly scalable, secure, and decentralized blockchain network built from first principles, to solve the two fundamental problems critical for widespread, global adoption: a transition from dialup to broadband, and a significant UX paradigm shift. Media Contact: Dan Voicu, Head of Communications Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes - or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details MultiversX Dan Voicu, Head of Communications Company Website

April 25, 2024 11:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Locality Appoints Jeremy Fass as VP of Addressable & Programmatic Advertising


Locality, the industry’s preeminent local video solutions provider, today announces the appointment of Jeremy Fass as the company’s VP of Addressable & Programmatic Advertising. In this newly minted role, Fass will focus on leveraging technology, data, and Locality’s direct access to the industry’s highest quality CTV inventory to help marketers address qualified local audiences at scale through expanded programmatic channels. Moreover, Fass will play a critical role in helping publishers connect to premium demand outside their core national advertising sales focus. Fass brings more than 15 years of experience in building audience-based marketplaces, solutions, and businesses for sell-side platforms and media companies alike to his new role. He will report directly to Steven DeMain, EVP of Sales at Locality. Fass joins Locality from The Arena Group, where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Advertising Revenue and led digital ad revenue and sales, account management, programmatic partnerships, and yield strategy. Prior to The Arena Group, Fass held extended leadership positions at publishing businesses such as Head of Programmatic Revenue and Addressable Advertising at New York Media, and Executive Director of enterprise partnerships at Condé Nast. He spent the initial chapters of his career developing supply side businesses at industry leaders such as Meta and PubMatic, in the early days of exchange-based ad-monetization and consulted media owners on tools and platforms that enabled maximum distribution and monetization of their media assets. “Jeremy’s arrival marks a pivotal moment for Locality,” said Steven DeMain. “His extensive experience in the digital advertising industry brings value to Locality as it continues to solidify itself in the industry as a trusted source to help marketers and publishers expand their local reach through premium inventory.” “I’m thrilled to join Locality on its journey to unlocking the full potential of local TV advertising,” said Fass. “Locality is committed to being a trusted partner for advertisers, marketers, and publishers, and I’m incredibly excited to share my industry expertise with this team to guide clients to efficiently, and strategically, reach audiences in premium environments.” About Locality Locality is the industry’s preeminent local video solutions provider, committed to addressing the evolving needs of advertisers by unlocking the power of local and driving dollars to the local video marketplace. Locality brings together the best talent in both broadcast and streaming helping brands tap into the mindset of the local consumer and precisely reach optimal markets, nationally. Having served more than 1,500 ad agencies and 4,500 advertisers, to date, Locality offers the best premium inventory that the industry has to offer to help brands optimize their spend and target audiences at scale. Our team resides in 11 locations across the U.S. designed to strategically service 100% of DMAs. For more information, please visit Contact Details Kite Hill PR for Locality +1 973-722-7881

April 25, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Meme Coin Mania Is Back! These Memecoins Are Fuelling the Crypto Boom


Meme coins are surging in value, and could fuel the next market run, and boom within the crypto sphere. However, there are many meme coins to choose from, so knowing how to diversify is essential in order to get the best possible returns out of the market. Three meme coins have stood out the most as of recently, including Shiba Inu (SHIB), Floki (FLOKI) and KangaMoon (KANG). Today, we will be conducting an in-depth analysis of each one to determine just how far they can rise, and to see what kind of returns investors can expect. By the end, we will determine which is one of the best meme coins to invest in during 2024. Shiba Inu (SHIB) Grows 164.5% – Can This Meme Coin Climb Further? Shiba Inu (SHIB) has been dominating the chart as a top-growth meme coin as of recently, as it managed to experience a year-to-date (YTD) climb of 164.5%. Moreover, within the span of a single week, the Shiba Inu price has gone up from a low point of $0.00002107 to a maximum value point at $0.00002762, which has positioned it as a major player with a 15.3% growth. Its spike has not stopped, as if it gathers further bullish attention, the Shiba Inu crypto could soon experience major price gains. Based on the Shiba Inu price prediction, it is projected that it can spike to a maximum point of value at $0.000058 by the end of 2024. Floki (FLOKI) Spikes 516.4% YTD – Is the Rise Over? Floki (FLOKI) has experienced a notable price uptrend as well, as its year-to-date (YTD) climb was by 516.4%. At this rate of growth, it is bound to essentially fuel the next crypto boom, especially as the Floki crypto has not stopped its growth even in the short-term. Specifically, according to the on-chart metrics, the Floki price has grown from a low point at $0.00013 to a maximum value of $0.000179. As a result, market sentiment is bullish on this memecoin, and while it's up 11.3% during the past week, according to the Floki price prediction, it can end 2024 at $0.000216. KangaMoon (KANG) Rises 290% and Has Over 20K Holders Fueled by Social-Fi Elements KangaMoon (KANG) has already seen over 20,000 registered users, and its native token is a part of the crypto wallets of over 5,800 holders as-well. Moreover, the presale has raised over $5 million and by the end of April, can pass the $6 million raised mark fueled by the massive level of interest and the massive KANG growth potential. Just during the past trading session, KANG spiked from $0.005 to $0.0196, rising by 290% and now at Stage 5 of its presale, is seeing rapid momentum. The key catalyst for this growth is its unique fuse of Play-to-Earn (P2E) elements, with a focus on the community, and Social-Fi elements. These aspects differentiate this meme coin from most competitors, as it features vast utility as a result of this. KANG is one of the memecoins that will enable anyone the opportunity to buy items, level up characters within the P2E game, and access the dedicated marketplace in which they can buy, sell or trade NFTs. As a result, sentiment is bullish and analysts project that it can spike to $0.5 by the end of Q2, 2024, making it one of the best meme coins to invest in. Summary It's clear that both Floki and Shiba Inu are dominant forces within the meme coin space, and 2024 has also been a bullish year for them. But many traders, investors and enthusiasts have begun turning their attention to the blockchain ICO of KangaMoon as it can redefine the meme coin space and even become a part of the major P2E gaming industry, expected to reach $885 million by 2028, making it the hottest project to jump into. Discover the Exciting Opportunities of the KangaMoon (KANG) Presale Today! Website: Join Our Telegram Community: Integrating GameFi and Play To EarnEmbark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Disclaimer: The following disclaimer is important to read and understand before engaging with Kangamoon, a play-to-earn meme coin. By accessing or participating in any activities related to Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined below: 1 No Financial Advice: This whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. 2 Volatility and Risks: Cryptocurrencies, including Kangamoon, are volatile and subject to significant price fluctuations. Investing in or holding Kangamoon tokens involves substantial risks, including the possibility of total loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 3 Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies is evolving and varies across jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in your country or region before engaging with Kangamoon. 4 Uncertain Market: The market for meme coins and play-to-earn platforms is highly speculative and subject to rapid changes. There is no guarantee of market demand, liquidity, or utility for Kangamoon tokens. Token values may fluctuate drastically and may not reflect the intrinsic value of the project. By continuing to engage with Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the risks and limitations outlined in this disclaimer. You should only participate if you fully understand and are willing to assume these risks. Contact Details Kangamoon Company Website

April 24, 2024 09:16 AM Central Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Shareholder to Return to Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting One Year After Arrest in Omaha


As the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on May 4 in Omaha approaches, National Legal and Policy Center Chairman Peter Flaherty plans a return to the same stage where last year, while presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, Warren Buffett cut off his speech and Flaherty was arrested. Trumped-up charges against Flaherty were later dropped. NLPC has another proposal on Berkshire’s 2024 proxy statement and Flaherty is scheduled to speak on the measure for his allotted five minutes. The nonprofit corporate watchdog released a short video that briefly recounts last year’s incident and points out Mr. Buffett’s contradictory positions on how he manages shareholder meetings. The video may be found on NLPC’s website: The video highlights a past statement Mr. Buffett made to CNBC. Responding to an interviewer’s question about Berkshire allowing investors who attend the popular annual meeting to ask any question they want, Mr. Buffett responded, “We’ve got a partnership feeling toward the people who have given us their money, and we don’t screen ‘em, and they can ask whatever’s on their mind.” However, last year Mr. Buffett made an exception to that principle when Peter Flaherty – during his official remarks presenting NLPC’s shareholder proposal, which was on the meeting agenda – brought up Mr. Buffett’s relationship with billionaire Bill Gates, their shared philanthropic efforts, and Mr. Gates’s troubling relationship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, Flaherty’s microphone was silenced, and security and Omaha law enforcement forcibly walked him out of the arena and to a local police precinct, where he was arrested, booked, fingerprinted and held for about three hours. As NLPC argued last year in a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Berkshire’s identity is inextricably linked with Mr. Buffett’s. As such, his philanthropic activities and personal associations are fair targets for criticism, unlike those of nearly any other corporate Chairman/CEO. NLPC also filed a complaint with the SEC late last year over Berkshire’s inappropriate treatment of Flaherty at the meeting. “Warren Buffett boasts that shareholders can ask questions on any topic they desire, but I guess that doesn’t include questions about Bill Gates or Jeffrey Epstein,” Flaherty said. This year’s shareholder proposal addresses concerns about Berkshire’s risk vulnerabilities over the amount its sales and supply chain depend on China. Subsidiaries such as Duracell and Fruit of the Loom, and significant investments such as Apple and Coca-Cola, substantially depend on access to the communist nation. NLPC also filed a proxy memo with the SEC in support of this year’s proposal. The video released by NLPC concludes by wondering if Mr. Buffett will keep his word, and let all Berkshire investors say “whatever is on their mind.” For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or Please visit 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 Company Website

April 24, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Analyst Gives Insights on Fantom and Injective, 5 Reasons Why KANG Is at the Top


Top market analyst Crypto Tony gave a sensational insight into the direction of Fantom (FTM) and Injective (INJ), exploring their potential to turn green soon. In this article, we analyzed Tony's exciting insight, drawing investors to the potential of these tokens. In the meantime, KangaMoon (KANG) has emerged as one of the top meme coins to invest in amidst the changing market dynamics. More details below. Crypto Tony Believes $19 Is a Good Entry Point For Injective For investors who may be looking for Injective to dip further before jumping in, popular crypto analyst Crypto Tony believes the token good entry point could be anywhere above the $19 mark. Tony remarked on his X post, detailing the key insights that can trigger Injective momentum. Tony noticed that the Injective token has built a base above the $19 threshold, which means the token is unlikely to dip further than that before it starts to pick up again. He advised holders not to rush to change their position and believed that the token could challenge the $30 threshold before the end of the month. Analyst Pegs Fantom (FTM) Entry Barrier at $0.65 Earlier in the month, Crypto Tony also provided a powerful insight for investors looking at Fantom token (FTM). Although the token price has dropped by 20% in the past week to stand at $0.7, Tony believes the token could dip further, providing an opportunity for investors to come in. However, Tony advised investors to be careful as a good entry point for Fantom is $0.65. He believed that the token can't get lower than this before it shoots up again in the bull market, where it is expected to rise to $5. Investors Accumulate KangaMoon (KANG), Analysts Provide Reasons While Crypto Tony has provided insightful analysis on the Fantom and Injective momentum, KangaMoon is enjoying massive attention in the meme coin market. The project has already raised over $5M in presale, registered more than 20k participants, and currently has more than 6k holders, justifying its wide acceptance across the meme coin market. Analysts observed KangaMoon's trajectory and concluded that investors are purchasing the token for 5 reasons. One is KangaMoon utility which incorporates GameFI and SocialFi functionalities. Two, the KangaMoon rewards system where gamers earn through intense competition also gives spectators a way to earn through betting and predictions. KangaMoon ROI is the third reason investors are accumulating the token. The KANG token has returned a 290% ROI for early adopters, with the price value moving from $0.005 to $0.0196. Investors are also moved by KangaMoon's potential, with its ability to become one of the best new meme coins to tap into the $200B NFT market, which looks promising. Lastly, investors' interest in KangaMoon also stemmed from its expected price jump soon. The token will be on major exchanges in the second quarter of 2024 and analysts project that the price may skyrocket to $0.5 by then. For these reasons, analysts also project KangaMoon to raise $7M in presale before its listing, making it one of the top meme coins to invest in now. Discover the exciting opportunities of the KangaMoon (KANG) presale today! Website: Join our KangaMoon community: Integrating GameFi and Play To EarnEmbark on your quest for glory. Assemble your champions, engage in epic battles or bet on your favorite fighters to earn $KANG tokens and exclusive rewards. Gain control of rare NFTs, unlock exclusive content and build alliances with fellow gamers as you ascend the ranks and leaderboards. Disclaimer: The following disclaimer is important to read and understand before engaging with Kangamoon, a play-to-earn meme coin. By accessing or participating in any activities related to Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the terms outlined below: 1 No Financial Advice: This whitepaper and any associated content do not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or solicitation to purchase Kangamoon tokens. The information provided is for informational purposes only. It is your responsibility to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before making any financial decisions. 2 Volatility and Risks: Cryptocurrencies, including Kangamoon, are volatile and subject to significant price fluctuations. Investing in or holding Kangamoon tokens involves substantial risks, including the possibility of total loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. 3 Regulatory Compliance: The regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies is evolving and varies across jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in your country or region before engaging with Kangamoon. 4 Uncertain Market: The market for meme coins and play-to-earn platforms is highly speculative and subject to rapid changes. There is no guarantee of market demand, liquidity, or utility for Kangamoon tokens. Token values may fluctuate drastically and may not reflect the intrinsic value of the project. By continuing to engage with Kangamoon, you acknowledge and accept the risks and limitations outlined in this disclaimer. You should only participate if you fully understand and are willing to assume these risks. Contact Details Kangamoon Company Website

April 24, 2024 04:23 AM Central Daylight Time

Article thumbnail Digital Asset Direct

Adobe's New Acrobat AI Assistant

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 Company Website

April 18, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Culinary Institute of the Pacific Taps CIA for new Workforce Development Program

Culinary Institute of America

Kapiʻolani Community College and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific today announced a collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college, on a new workforce and professional development program. The program, designed for both professional chefs and people aspiring to join the foodservice and hospitality workforce, will offer in-depth, weeklong courses highlighting the cuisines of the Pacific Rim, Asia, Latin America, along with other global, plant-forward cuisines, contemporary garde manger, and more. Phase one of this program will launch early fall, with eight to 12 one-week-long programs taking place over the next year. The program kicks off September 16-20. "The collaboration between the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) marks a pivotal moment aimed at truly creating a world-class culinary institute. By enlisting the support of CIA to introduce specialized classes for industry professionals and work force development, we're not just expanding our educational repertoire; but more importantly, highlighting the value of culinary education to the greater visitor industry and local community. This initiative will uplift the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, signifying a commitment to excellence and a dedication in fostering a community of highly trained, skilled, and innovative culinary professionals. It's a bold step towards realizing our goal of becoming globally competitive in culinary education and enriching the culinary landscape in Hawaiʻi for generations to come." - Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Director of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. Yamaguchi, who was recently named Culinary Institute of the Pacific’s program coordinator will collaborate closely with the CIA’s chef instructors to develop a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship between the two organizations. “We are excited to collaborate with CIP to provide this workforce development program,” said Chef David Kamen, director of client experience at CIA Consulting. “These hands-on programs—set against the beautiful backdrop of Diamond Head—provides a dynamic learning environment and will help ensure the talent pipeline in the islands remains robust for years to come.” For more information or to register, visit About The Culinary Institute of America Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit About Culinary Institute of Pacific The programs at The Culinary Institute of the Pacific (CIP) at Kapiʻolani Community College planted its roots in 1946, then known as the “Hotel and Restaurant” program, under the Territorial Department of Public Instruction located at the Palama Settlement facilities. Since then, the program has moved from the Ala Wai Clubhouse to the Pensacola Campus to where it currently stands along the slopes of Lē‘ahi. The program has recently expanded its footprint to include the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head where two state-of-the-art culinary laboratories have been built and will soon be home to three prized facility additions: a Tasting Studio, the Food Creativity Center, and the highly anticipated CIP restaurant. The CIP program prides itself as a conduit for supporting the State of Hawai‘i’s culinary industry through a multitude of educational avenues, both short and long term, including bachelor’s degree transfer pathways, associate degrees, certificates, workforce development, and non-credit programming. The Culinary Institute of the Pacific programs extend across the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges System including programs at Leeward Community College, Kauaʻi Community College, Maui College, and Hawaiʻi Community College. Contact Details The Culinary Institute of America Amanda Secor - Associate Director, Industry Marketing & Communications +1 845-451-1457 Lisa Yamamoto - Public Information Specialist +1 808-734-9136 Company Website

April 16, 2024 10:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Kevel Certified as a Most Loved Workplace


Kevel has become certified as a Most Loved Workplace® backed by the research and analysis of Best Practice Institute (BPI). Most Loved Workplace (MLW) validation provides the most comprehensive look at workplace sentiment for organizations today. “Kevel’s driving philosophy regarding the management of our people is that, ‘we are all adults’. We lead with respect, positive intent and transparency, and we actively live our values as the backbone of our regular decision making at all levels of the company. We have continuous growth conversations with our employees and provide company financials openly in regular all-hands meetings to make sure we bring every single person along this journey with us. We collect employee feedback in engagement surveys and openly share the results. We get The regular feedback we get from our employees demonstrates how these practices foster an environment of mental stability, wellbeing and safety that allows us to thrive and grow, driving us towards success as a team.” James Avery, Kevel CEO and Founder Kevel has been certified as a Most Loved Workplace® because of its dedication to being a true people-first organization where vulnerability, authenticity and transparency are encouraged and valued. The Kevel team aims to build an environment where every employee feels respected, welcomed and heard. As a remote first organization, Kevel is focused on providing a highly communicative and collaborative environment that enables flexibility and autonomy for its employees. Kevel strives to promote from within and ensure that every employee has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The Most Loved Workplace accreditation certifies companies where employees are the happiest and most satisfied at work. Kevel became certified as a Most Loved Workplace based on its scores on the Love of Workplace Index™, which surveyed employees on various elements around employee satisfaction and sentiment including the level of respect, collaboration, support, and sense of belonging they feel inside the company. "I started Most Loved Workplaces out of inspiration from my community of people who consciously place love for their employees at the center of their business model," said Louis Carter, the founder, and CEO of BPI and a social/organizational psychologist, thought leader, entrepreneur, and author. Carter's book, "In Great Company: How to Spark Peak Performance by Creating an Emotionally Connected Workplace," identifies the specific areas needed to become a highly respected, reputable organization where people love to work with each other – a Most Loved Workplace. Backed by BPI, in its original research that created MLW criteria, Most Loved Workplaces surveyed more than 175 companies and more than 3,000 executives across the United States, the Middle East/Northern Africa, and Southeast Asia. They found that productivity rises as employee sentiment increases, with 94 percent of responders saying they did three to four times more work for a company they loved and 95 percent saying they stayed at companies they loved three to four times longer. The Most Loved Workplace certification is the most valid method to determine employee experience and recognize a great workplace. To view Kevel’s company certification, visit the certification page. To learn more about the Most Loved Workplace certification, visit ​​ and the Best Practice Institute, visit About Kevel Kevel powers world-class retail media networks with the Retail Media Cloud™. With the combination of the Kevel Ad Server and Kevel Audience, multi-brand retailers, marketplaces, and ecommerce companies can launch limitless ad formats and unique targeting segments online and in-store, all with closed-loop attribution. Kevel believes that every digital retailer should have the capability to scale their own distinct ad platform, just like big tech players like Amazon. Customers like Edmunds, Klarna, Delivery Hero, Leroy Merlin, Slickdeals, and other leading retailers and marketplaces all launched their own retail media network with Kevel. The company has garnered numerous accolades, most recently earning recognition as one of the leading 100 innovative tech start-ups driving the future of brand-to-consumer in 2023 and awarded the MarTech Breakthrough Award for best overall ad tech company in 2022. Learn more at Contact Details Kevel Jennifer Choo, Director of Marketing +1 973-343-8819

April 16, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

1 23456 ... 250