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Kivvit Wins Bronze for Most Innovative Agency at Bulldog PR Awards

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Kivvit has won Bronze awards for Most Innovative Agency and Best Issue/Cause Advocacy Campaign at the 2022 Bulldog PR Awards. The annual awards presented by Bulldog Reporter are the only PR awards judged exclusively by journalists. They recognize the most outstanding public relations and communications campaigns, agencies and practitioners each year and are among the most respected distinctions in the field. Entrants submitted in more than 60 categories and were evaluated on their strategy, execution, results and innovation, among other criteria. The Most Innovative Agency designation recognized Kivvit’s focus on analytics-driven communications strategies to achieve extraordinary results for its clients. The firm’s proprietary methodologies for ESG and stakeholder intelligence lead its analytics product offerings and — along with an expansion of the firm’s in-house digital, insights and brand strategy teams — have continually reinforced Kivvit’s reputation as an industry-leading innovator. Kivvit’s winning issue advocacy campaign featured an integrated public affairs strategy to secure increased funding for nonprofit organizations operating in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) sector in New York. Through local and statewide media placements, social media, live and virtual events and state-of-the-sector reports, Kivvit was able to sound the alarm about the impacts of a worsening workforce shortage on the population the I/DD sector serves and successfully convey the need for immediate, long-term investment. As a result of these efforts, significant investments in the sector were included in the enacted 2022-2023 New York State Budget. “The resources included in the state budget are the biggest investment this vulnerable community has seen in more than a decade. It’s a testament to the excellent work of the team and the dedication of countless self-advocates, family members, care workers and vocal advocates in the state legislature who are committed to ensuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff who support them in New York get the support and services they need and deserve,” said Kivvit associate director Josh Rosenfeld. Kivvit’s Bulldog awards come on the heels of several other high-profile industry accolades for the firm’s work, including the 2022 SABRE Award for Best in Show, the Reed Award for Public Affairs Firm of the Year, two American Association of Political Consultants’ Pollie Gold Awards, and selection as a finalist for PRovoke Media’s 2022 Digital Agency of the Year for North America. About Kivvit Kivvit is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent strategic communications and public affairs firms in the United States, with over 130 professionals across six offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Kivvit has earned over 60 awards and recognitions in the past 5 years, including Public Affairs of the Year (Reed Awards), Digital Agency of the Year (PRovoke SABRE North America), Most Innovative Agency (Bulldog Stars of PR Awards), and a Best Agency to Work For (PRovoke). Kivvit also leads O'Dwyer's national rankings of independent communications firms across multiple categories, including #1 for Real Estate Finance & Development, #2 for Energy and Non-Profit, #4 for Purpose and Corporate Social Responsibility. To learn more and see what we do, visit www.Kivvit.com and follow us @TeamKivvit. Contact Details Zach Silber +1 212-929-0669 zsilber@kivvit.com Company Website https://www.kivvit.com/

July 06, 2022 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Appier COO Winnie Lee named "Woman of the Year" at the Women in IT Asia Awards 2022

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 5 July 2022 - Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced today that its co-founder and COO Winnie Lee has been selected as "Woman of the Year" at the Women in IT Asia Awards 2022, held on June 28th. Woman of the Year Award is awarded to a woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of IT excellence, innovation and leadership over the last 2 years and shone a light on the significant achievements women in IT can achieve. Recipients of the award not only demonstrate outstanding business and/or technology focused achievements, but also provide examples on how they have actively sought to bring more diversity into the technology industry. Winnie Lee commented as follows “I believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the health and growth of the company. Appier has a team of very diversified talent from various backgrounds around the world. I will continue to make sure that Appier is a place where all people feel welcomed and valued, regardless of gender, nationality, or race or from any kind of background and identities, and that we provide an environment where one can work comfortably and perform at their best.” The IT industry has now transcended international borders and digital transformation is progressing at an accelerated rate. This is precisely the time when the industry needs more women and people of diverse backgrounds to help drive innovation. The Women in IT Asia Awards, co-presented by DiversityQ under Bonhill Group, the global leading media that advocates for diversity and inclusion and Information Age, the technology industry media, supports the technology industry in its mission to move the dial on diversity and inclusion. By providing a global platform to showcase role models and advocates, the awards share knowledge, break down digital boundaries, and promote the importance of inclusion in the technology sector. Now in its fourth year, the awards recognize women, alliances, and organizations across Asia that have made significant contributions to the technology industry. A total of 16 contributions were recognized this year, such as Diversity Lead of the Year and Next Generation Leader of the Year, honoring exceptional female leaders in a wide range of industries, from leading global companies to governments to non-profit organizations. About Appier Appier (TSE: 4180) is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to power business decision-making. Founded in 2012 with a vision of democratizing AI, Appier now has 17 offices across APAC, Europe and the U.S., and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Contact Details Appier Media Contact pr@appier.com

July 05, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Channel Company Completes Acquisition of Incisive Media Technology Division

The Channel Company

The Channel Company, global provider of news, insights, strategy, events, and marketing services for the technology industry, today completed the acquisition of the technology division of Incisive Media, which includes the media and event brands of CRN UK, Channel Partner Insight, and Computing. This strategic acquisition reunites CRN and CRN UK under the same company and provides the opportunity to link the Computing brand with The Channel Company’s Midsize Enterprise Services brand in a powerful, connected, global end-user community. “We are excited to formalize the addition of Incisive’s technology brands into our portfolio. This acquisition results in a leading position for The Channel Company in content and events in both the US and EMEA while the reunification of US and UK CRN brands will provide great benefit to both our audiences and clients,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. About the Brands CRN UK is the market-leading, trusted source of news and analysis for the UK technology channel. The brand is a focal point for face-to-face events, including the largest event on the UK IT channel calendar, the CRN Channel Awards. The Women in Tech Festival, held in partnership with CRN UK’s sister brand Computing, shows the brand’s ability to innovate with an event that features networking, mentoring, and workshops for a global audience. Channel Partner Insight serves leaders of international resellers, distributors, MSPs, and specialist consultancies tracking key trends and business challenges affecting this highly competitive strand of the IT channel. The brand takes a transatlantic view of the IT channel market and pioneered the ranking of the largest and most influential firms in its annual European Elite and Global Elite report. Computing is the leading source of business-critical information and data journalism for technology leaders. Computing’s flagship event — the UK IT Industry Awards, held with the support of the BCS and The Chartered Institute for IT — is the largest and most prestigious awards ceremony for the industry, with more than 1,500 attendees every year. New Global Opportunities “The completion of this acquisition, in addition to global services organization bChannels earlier this year, creates a powerful portfolio of solutions that will transform how we enable our clients to win anywhere in the world,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. The organizations share a common vision and culture to provide clients with the best possible outcomes, continued career development opportunities for employees, and a bold commitment to strategic growth for the company. Clients of CRN UK, Channel Partner Insight, and Computing will also benefit from the extensive portfolio of additional marketing, creative, events, and consulting services that The Channel Company offers. The Channel Company Headquartered in Westborough, MA, The Channel Company has been servicing the technology channel community for over 40 years. From CRN, the #1 source of technology news, insights, and analysis for the IT channel, to industry-leading events that connect clients to customers, to powerful research, consulting and engaging education to accelerate growth, to transformative marketing services to maximize investment, The Channel Company provides a full suite of outcome-driven services focused on addressing the channel’s unique needs worldwide. The Channel Company is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm. https://www.thechannelcompany.com EagleTree Capital EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market private equity firm that has completed over 35 private equity investments and more than 75 add-on transactions over the past 20+ years. EagleTree primarily invests in North America in the following sectors: media and business services, consumer, and water and specialty industrial. For more information, visit www.eagletree.com Contact Details Corporate Communications +1 508-531-9172 corporatecommunications@thechannelcompany.com Company Website https://www.thechannelcompany.com

July 01, 2022 08:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Channel Company Completes Acquisition of Incisive Media Technology Division

The Channel Company

The Channel Company, global provider of news, insights, strategy, events, and marketing services for the technology industry, today completed the acquisition of the technology division of Incisive Media, which includes the media and event brands of CRN UK, Channel Partner Insight, and Computing. This strategic acquisition reunites CRN and CRN UK under the same company and provides the opportunity to link the Computing brand with The Channel Company’s Midsize Enterprise Services brand in a powerful, connected, global end-user community. “We are excited to formalise the addition of Incisive’s technology brands into our portfolio. This acquisition results in a leading position for The Channel Company in content and events in both the US and EMEA while the reunification of US and UK CRN brands will provide great benefit to both our audiences and clients”, said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. About the Brands CRN UK is the market-leading, trusted source of news and analysis for the UK technology channel. The brand is a focal point for face-to-face events, including the largest event on the UK IT channel calendar, the CRN Channel Awards. The Women in Tech Festival, held in partnership with CRN UK’s sister brand Computing, shows the brand’s ability to innovate with an event that features networking, mentoring, and workshops for a global audience. Channel Partner Insight serves leaders of international resellers, distributors, MSPs, and specialist consultancies tracking key trends and business challenges affecting this highly competitive strand of the IT channel. The brand takes a transatlantic view of the IT channel market and pioneered the ranking of the largest and most influential firms in its annual European Elite and Global Elite report. Computing is the leading source of business-critical information and data journalism for technology leaders. Computing’s flagship event — the UK IT Industry Awards, held with the support of the BCS and The Chartered Institute for IT — is the largest and most prestigious awards ceremony for the industry, with more than 1,500 attendees every year. New Global Opportunities The completion of this acquisition, in addition to global services organisation bChannels earlier this year, creates a powerful portfolio of solutions that will transform how we enable our clients to win anywhere in the world,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. The organisations share a common vision and culture to provide clients with the best possible outcomes, continued career development opportunities for employees, and a bold commitment to strategic growth for the company. Clients of CRN UK, Channel Partner Insight, and Computing will also benefit from the extensive portfolio of additional marketing, creative, events, and consulting services that The Channel Company offers. The Channel Company Headquartered in Westborough, MA, US, The Channel Company has been servicing the technology channel community for over 40 years. From CRN, the #1 source of technology news, insights, and analysis for the IT channel, to industry-leading events that connect clients to customers, to powerful research, consulting and engaging education to accelerate growth, to transformative marketing services to maximise investment, The Channel Company provides a full suite of outcome-driven services focused on addressing the channel’s unique needs worldwide. The Channel Company is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm. https://www.thechannelcompany.com EagleTree Capital EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market private equity firm that has completed over 35 private equity investments and more than 75 add-on transactions over the past 20+ years. EagleTree primarily invests in North America in the following sectors: media and business services, consumer, and water and specialty industrial. For more information, visit www.eagletree.com. Contact Details Corporate Communications +1 508-531-9172 corporatecommunications@thechannelcompany.com Company Website https://www.thechannelcompany.com

July 01, 2022 08:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Kivvit Nominated for New York Emmy Awards for NJDOH COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign

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Kivvit today was nominated for multiple Emmys at the New York Emmy Awards for its impactful work with the State of New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) in creating a COVID-19 public awareness campaign. The nominations come after Kivvit won four awards for its work with NJDOH at the American Association of Political Consultants’ Pollie Awards last month, 10 awards at the Reed Awards in April and having won the Platinum SABRE Best In Show Award and Superior Achievement in Research and Planning Award for the same campaign. The Reeds also named Kivvit Public Affairs Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year. “We thank the Murphy Administration for being remarkable partners throughout this entire endeavor,” said Director of Brand Strategy Pearl Gabel. “This effort is among our proudest at Kivvit. We strive to create compelling, interesting content but it is all the more rewarding when that content saves lives.” “It is an honor to be nominated and to have our work showcased with so many other worthwhile efforts,” said Associate Director Vin Ciniello. “Kivvit will continue to build on our data-driven ethos to tackle the most complex issues here in New Jersey and across the country.” Kivvit has worked to amplify NJDOH messaging and resources to change public behavior and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 since the early stages of the pandemic in April 2020. Since then, Kivvit’s work has evolved to encompass a multitude of strategies, leveraging state-of-the-art insights and thousands of ads in dozens of languages. This high-impact work with the NJDOH has led to measurable, life-saving results reflected by an improvement in statewide COVID-19 testing rates and the success of the state’s vaccination efforts. Kivvit’s NJDOH campaign advertisements were nominated for the Public Service Announcement Category Single Entry for its “Sorry, Mom” ad and nominated for the Campaign category for a series of ads, including “Fight Isn’t Over Yet,” “Holiday Gift -Grandma,” “Not That Stupid,” “Holiday Gift – Kid,” and “They Call Me An Essential Worker” ads. Award recipients will be announced in October 2022The Emmy Awards honorees will be announced in October 2022 in a livestream broadcast on the NY Emmys website and at a live in person gala on a date and place to be announced. Of Kivvit’s work with the New Jersey Department of Health, Paul Holmes, chair of the SABRE judges, described the campaign as “everything our judges are looking for in a modern 21st century public relations campaign. It was data-driven, with sharp insights and impressive creativity across multiple channels, and—most important—it resulted in real, measurable behavior change. It’s no exaggeration to say that this campaign saved lives.” About Kivvit Kivvit is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent strategic communications and public affairs firms in the United States, with over 140 professionals across six offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Kivvit has earned over 60 awards and recognitions in the past 5 years, including Public Affairs of the Year (Reed Awards), Digital Agency of the Year (PRovoke SABRE North America), Most Innovative Agency (Bulldog Stars of PR Awards), and a Best Agency to Work For (PRovoke). Kivvit also leads O'Dwyer's national rankings of independent communications firms across multiple categories, including #1 for Real Estate Finance & Development, #2 for Energy and Non-Profit, #4 for Purpose and Corporate Social Responsibility. To learn more and see what we do, visit www.Kivvit.com and follow us @TeamKivvit. Contact Details Zach Silber +1 212-929-0669 zsilber@kivvit.com Company Website https://www.kivvit.com/

July 01, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP RELEASES SECOND ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT INTO THE SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEM

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Spotlight Sports Group (SSG), a global technology, content and media company specialising in sports betting and fantasy sports has today released its second review of the sports betting industry ‘ BetTech Ecosystem 2022 ’. After a positive response to the first edition, the 2022 version has been expanded by more than 60% with the visual now containing seven new sub-segments and 127 new suppliers. The BetTech Ecosystem graphic visualises the core six operational segments of the sector: platform providers, trading, e-commerce, data, content and iGaming. The number of service providers in each segment is as follows; ● Content: 114 (New providers added to the BetTech Ecosystem +75% YOY) ● iGaming: 80 (+56% YOY) ● Platform Provider: 47 (+27% YOY) ● E-commerce: 49 (+32% YOY) ● Trading: 26 (+13% YOY) ● Data: 70 (+63% YOY) For 2022, the visual is supported by an industry report and new for this year is additional commentary from five industry leaders (Chris Grove - Eilers and Krejcik, Josh Brown - PwC Harry von Behr - Spotlight Sports Group, Nic Sulsky - PointsBet and Camilla Wright - RedKnot Communications). This year, the panel discuss the value of the BetTech Ecosystem and where the industry is moving over the coming years in an exclusive webinar on Spotlight Sports Group’s YouTube channel. The study was conducted internally by a team of Spotlight Sports Group researchers and with the support of independent industry experts. The research focuses on the regulated European and North American markets. Discussing the second edition of the ‘BetTech Ecosystem’, Spotlight Sports Group Head of B2B Marketing, Alan Davis said: “We had an incredible response to last year’s BetTech Ecosystem and we’re delighted to be back with the 2022 version. This year we’ve made it bigger and better by expanding the visual and adding industry commentary.’’ Davis continued: “What we’ve found from this year’s research is that M&A might have slowed slightly but there is no lack of innovation in the industry. The visual continues to expand and while this is not definitive, we feel this gives a snapshot of the industry-leading into the new football seasons on either side of the Atlantic.” To read and download the full BetTech Ecosystem report and visual click here. For more information on Spotlight Sports Group please visit: https://www.spotlightsportsgroup.com #### ABOUT SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP Spotlight Sports Group is a global media and technology company specialising in sports betting content and data. With more than 500 staff, the business operates multiple award-winning B2C brands, including Racing Post, MyRacing, and Free Super Tips in the UK. In the US, we operate Pickswise and fantasy Alarm. Our other businesses in the group are ICS-digital and ICS-translate. Our global B2B division provides sports betting and fantasy sports content, including in-play, through the EGR award-winning Superfeed product. We also have media partnerships with leading global publishers, including AS in Spain. Contact Details Red Knot Camilla Wright +44 7968 166031 camilla@redknotcomms.com Company Website https://www.spotlightsportsgroup.com/en_us/

June 30, 2022 11:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Interview with Loic Gautier, CEO, Leflair Inc., Subsidiary of Society Pass

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June 29, 2022 01:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Claravine Named a 2022 AdExchanger Programmatic Power Player

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Claravine, a pioneer in data integrity with its platform, The Data Standards Cloud, has been named to AdExchanger's 2022 Programmatic Power Players List. The Top 50 Programmatic Powers Players list is a definitive list of the top agencies and strategic partners in the digital advertising industry. Claravine empowers a proactive approach to data by activating standards across people and technology, bridging the silos that limit speed and decisions across digital experiences. The company has seen tremendous growth in customer adoption since the start of the year and has expanded its executive team with the appointments of Jackie Cooper as Vice President of Customer Experience and Olivia Mills as Senior Manager of People and Culture. "We are honored to be recognized as one of the leaders in the programmatic industry," commented Verl Allen, CEO of Claravine. "It’s our mission to ensure organizations have the best solution available to establish global data standards from the start in order to shift their focus, efforts and attention on how to better utilize data to enhance digital campaign performance. The Programmatic Power Players list further validates our consistent effort in enabling global organizations to create standards across their entire ecosystem for faster decisions and greater agility.” As first-party data becomes paramount and industry-wide demand grows for more solutions for data standardization, measurement, and personalization, Claravine is substantially expanding its integration library to be compatible with more of the major platforms powering digital advertising, including measurement solutions, creative optimization and customer data. Claravine also recently closed its Series B funding round in the amount of $16M. The investment enables the company to grow key teams including product management, engineering, sales, customer success and marketing. AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players were chosen from the hundreds of submissions received from across the globe. A team of judges evaluated each entry based on the strength and breadth of its offerings, its documented case studies and client references. In addition to being named to AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players list, Claravine was also recently named a “Momentum Leader” and “High Performer” in the Spring 2022 G2 Rankings. The company has ranked consecutively for the last five quarters in categories such as best relationship, support and easiest to do business in the enterprise relationship index for the data governance category. About Claravine Claravine is a pioneer in Data Integrity for the global enterprise. We empower a proactive approach to marketing measurement by activating data standards across people and technology, bridging the silos that limit speed and decisions. That’s why nearly a quarter of the Fortune 100 use our platform, The Data Standards Cloud, to define, apply and connect standards across their ecosystem for faster decisions, greater agility, and increased ROI. www.claravine.com Contact Details Kite Hill PR Michael Kocher michael@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.claravine.com/

June 29, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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How Real Estate Agents Can Sell More Homes While Working Fewer Hours

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2022 has been quite the year for the real estate market. From a surge of home prices all across the board to investors pouring in money to protect their wealth against inflation. While real estate agents are transitioning from the old-fashioned way of billboard and magazine advertising to the more calculated and scalable approach digital marketing has to offer. One company, in particular, has set its sights on capitalizing on the massive opportunity… To help residential real estate agents generate qualified appointments and close deals on demand, Hasher Azizi founded Top Property Marketing (TPM). A digital marketing agency specialized in helping agents scale their business quickly and cost-efficiently through paid advertising and automated follow-up. TPM is a completely done-for-you marketing solution, so agents can focus on what really matters: closing real estate deals. Hasher's TPM chatbots has the innate ability to recognize whether a lead is looking to buy, sell or rent a home - all while carrying out the client qualifying process. This is simply done through the lead's preferred choice of communication: Messenger, Instagram or WhatsApp, before securing them as a qualified appointment on the agent's calendar. Then further following up with leads on a weekly basis for over a year through email, SMS and chatbot communication with the agent's listings and open houses, along with tips and resources - making the buying, selling or renting process easier for their time and money. It's a near-identical experience for real estate leads who are discussing their property plans whether it's with an agent or TPM’s chatbot on the agent’s behalf. With the exception that TPM’s chatbots can serve an unlimited amount of leads anytime around the clock. The majority of a real estate agent’s income is made through the follow-up process and a successful follow-up assures clients that their agents have their best interest in mind. Residential real estate agents working with Top Property Marketing save themselves the time and effort of generating, qualifying and scheduling leads for appointments. While being able to better spend their time closing more real estate deals and doing the cherished things that motivated them to become real estate agents in the first place. Contact Details Top Property Marketing Hasher Azizi hasher@toppropertymarketing.com Company Website https://toppropertymarketing.com/

June 29, 2022 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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