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ShowStoppers® gears up for in-person Official Press Event at IFA 2022

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ShowStoppers®, https://www.showstoppers.com, is gearing up to go live and in person again, introducing journalists from around the world to new tech for work, home and play at ShowStoppers IFA, the official press event of the global trade show in Berlin, Germany. The ShowStoppers media reception is scheduled for Thursday, 1 September, in the South Hall at Messe Berlin – previewing the latest innovations one day before the IFA show floor opens for business. More than 600 journalists from 62 countries are registered so far to attend the press event. Dozens of exhibitors, including Acronis, AVM, Business France, Invoxia, Jabra, Lenovo, MyHixel, Nokia/Streamview, Netatmo, Riley Scooters, Roku, Schneider Electric, Targus Europe, Yale, Yubico, Zagg, and more, will introduce and demo new products and services innovations -- from smart cities to smart TVs and set-top boxes, artificial intelligence to hearing aids, digital health to mobile devices, mobility to security. “We are excited to return to Berlin as we navigate past the pandemic back to in person events,” said Dave Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. “We look forward to seeing many new and returning faces. Companies are telling us how much they look forward to connecting again with journalists, to launch new products, services and apps, to share product demos, to drive brand awareness, and generate news coverage and product reviews.” ShowStoppers press events organize product launches, sneak previews and hands-on demonstrations for journalists, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives -- from AI to 5G to cloud, VR to robotics, apps and hardware that drive mobile and desktop innovation; wearables, IoT, appliances, entertainment, and more. About ShowStoppers Now in its 26th year, ShowStoppers, https://www.showstoppers.com, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers® produces official press events at CE Week, IFA and NAB; partners with CTA, IFA, GSMA and CEATEC; and produces events during CES, IFA, MWC, NAB, CE Week, CEATEC and other tradeshows. To learn more about how you and your company can meet the press at ShowStoppers® press events in person and online at ShowStoppers TV, contact Lauren Merel, mailto:lauren@showstoppers.com, +1 908-692-6068, or Dave Leon, mailto:dave@showstoppers.com, +1 845-821-6123. Contact Details For press registration, please contact Steve Leon +1 310-936-8530 sl@showstoppers.com Company Website https://www.showstoppers.com

July 19, 2022 09:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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RDW Group Receives Five Bell Ringer Awards

RDW Group

RDW Group accepted a total of five Bell Ringer awards during the PR Club ’s 54th annual ceremony, held last month at the Royal Sonesta Boston. The Bell Ringer Awards recognize public relations and communications campaigns demonstrating excellence in planning, strategy, execution, and outcomes. RDW received awards for five campaigns and initiatives conducted throughout 2021: Business-to-Consumer (B2C) Social Media Silver Bell: RDW Group with Rhode Island Medical Imaging for “Sharing the Unseen Through Social Media” Bronze Bell: RDW Group with Ageless Innovation for “Supporting Caregivers and Older Adults Through Social Media” Mega Influencer Bronze Bell: RDW Group with Ageless Innovation for “Social Media Influencers Help Raise Awareness of Joy for All Companion Pets” Healthcare Campaign Bronze Bell: RDW Group with the Rhode Island Department of Health for the “Rhode Island Department of Health Substance Exposed Newborns Campaign” One-Time Special Event Merit: RDW Group with Rhode Island Medical Imaging for “Rhode Island Medical Imaging and Providence College Basketball Pink Out Friartown” “RDW is proud to, once again, be recognized alongside our clients as Bell Ringer recipients,” said RDW Group’s managing partner, Phil Loscoe, Jr. “The collaborative work of our teams is not only award-winning, but more importantly is proven to be making a positive impact on our communities. There is no better reward.” The Bell Ringer event was hosted by Brianna Borghi, on-air reporter for NBC5, Burlington, VT. In addition to the Bell Ringer awards, the Pub Club announced winners of its Striker and Ringer professional awards and its John J. Molloy Crystal Bell for lifetime achievement award. “The excellence of our New England PR community shines through in this year’s Bell Ringer Award winners,” said Amanda Fountain, PR Club president and digital engagement lead at LEGO Education. “This year feels extra special as we returned to celebrating the incredible work and professionals in-person after two years of virtual events. The format of the Bell Ringer presentation may have adapted to the times, but the quality of the work and dedication of the individuals who do it is consistently impressive.” View all 54 th annual Bell Ringer Award recipients at prclub.org/blog/54th-bell-ringer-awards-concludes. Learn more about RDW Group at rdwgroup.com. RDW Group was founded in 1986, and is a full-service advertising, public relations and media services agency with offices in Providence and Boston. RDW also operates iFactory, an award-winning web strategy, design and development group in Boston. More info at rdwgroup.com. Contact Details RDW Group Giselle Mahoney +1 401-829-8321 gmahoney@rdwgroup.com Company Website https://rdwgroup.com

July 19, 2022 09:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Unocoin Collaborates With CleverTap to Offer Its Users Omnichannel Customer Experiences

CleverTap

CleverTap, the modern, integrated retention cloud, today announced it has partnered with Unocoin, India’s first crypto exchange, to optimize, accelerate their user engagement, and provide a seamless omnichannel customer experience. Through this collaboration, and by integrating CleverTap’s solution into its app, Unocoin is now equipped to better understand user behavior and has the ability to create segments based on user activity, demographics, and other parameters. Unocoin will also be able to create hyper-personalized campaigns to engage with its audience across multiple channels at the right time with precise communication. “As a platform that helps individuals with investments into cryptocurrencies, we need to be cognizant of the exact needs of our users. Understanding a customer’s behavior on our app becomes vital as this helps us provide a tailored experience. Since awareness and understanding of cryptocurrencies at large is at a nascent stage, delivering precise communication becomes all the more important,” said Suhas SK, Senior Vice President - Marketing, Unocoin Technologies Private Limited. CleverTap enables Unocoin to keep track of app activity, in-app purchases, and returning users. Unocoin will also be able to personalize customer experience using real-time behavioral data with precise predictive recommendations, leading to engagement opportunities based on each user’s exact needs. “We are delighted to partner with Unocoin in their journey to make investing in cryptocurrency easy for all. With CleverTap Retention Cloud, Unocoin will be able to hyper-personalize the experience for every investor. Today, hyper-personalization is crucial at every point in a customer’s journey and is a key enabler to growth. We are confident that with our help, Unocoin will be able to grow and offer its customers exactly what they need,” said Vikrant Chowdhary, Chief Growth Officer, CleverTap. About CleverTap CleverTap is the modern, integrated retention cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. CleverTap drives contextual individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML-powered insights, and automation enabling brands to offer hyper-personalized and delightful experiences to their customers. 1,200+ customers in 60+ countries and 10,000+ apps, including Gojek, ShopX, Canon, Mercedes Benz, Electronic Arts, TED, Jio, Premier League, TD Bank, Carousell, Papa John’s, and Tesco, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long-term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, Sofia, São Paulo, Bogota, Amsterdam, Jakarta, and Dubai. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter. About Unocoin Started in 2013, Unocoin is a Bangalore-based technology startup and is India’s first entrant into the bitcoin industry. The company operates India’s largest (in Indian customer base) BTC-INR trading platform which enables Indians to buy, sell, store, use, and accept bitcoin. At its peak, Unocoin processed transactions worth more than INR 2B per month for its 1,300,000+ customers. The startup has been featured among the Top 20 companies in The Fintech20: India List, and have won prestigious titles like ‘The Golden SABRE award’ in financial communications for the project, ‘Bit-by-Bit: Building Bitcoin in India’ and ‘TECH30’ award from YourStory.For more information, visit https://www.unocoin.com/in Forward-Looking Statements Some of the statements in this press release may represent CleverTap's belief in connection with future events and may be forward-looking statements, or statements of future expectations based on currently available information. CleverTap cautions that such statements are naturally subject to risks and uncertainties that could amount in the actual result being absolutely different from the results anticipated by the statements mentioned in the press release. Factors such as the development of general economic conditions affecting our business, future market conditions, our ability to maintain cost advantages, uncertainty with respect to earnings, corporate actions, client concentration, reduced demand, liability or damages in our service contracts, unusual catastrophic loss events, war, political instability, changes in government policies or laws, legal restrictions impacting our business, impact of pandemic, epidemic, any natural calamity and other factors that are naturally beyond our control, changes in the capital markets and other circumstances may cause the actual events or results to be materially different, from those anticipated by such statements. CleverTap does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or updated or revised status of such statements. Therefore, in no case whatsoever will CleverTap and its affiliate companies be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in conjunction with the information and/or statements in this press release or any related damages. Contact Details Sony Shetty sony@clevertap.com Company Website https://clevertap.com/

July 14, 2022 04:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Assembly Releases Newest Global Luxury Brand Report: New Horizons for Luxury in China

Assembly

Hot off the press – Global omnichannel agency Assembly is back with our much-anticipated global luxury brand reports. In 2022, we release a first-of-its kind-installment, focused on the market quickly becoming the most critical for luxury brands worldwide: China. Download your copy of: LUXE IN CHINA – New Horizons for Luxury Brands In 2020, it was reported that by the year 2025, China will contribute to half of all luxury goods purchases worldwide. Two years later and that trajectory is very much on track, as experts expect China to take its place as the world’s largest luxury personal goods market within the next three years. Not only are the trends we see in this market relevant to the brands seeking to win the hearts and minds of Chinese consumers – but they also point towards luxury’s future place in the lifestyles of up-and-coming generations around the world. Where China leads in technological advances and innovation and bold, new experiences, others often follow. In the 2022 report, we look at four key defining trends, with insight and examples of successful implementation and transformation done by global brands in the Chinese market: Emerging Media Formats Our Future in the Metaverse The Evolution of Offline Immersive Experiences New Consumer Engagement Beyond Brand We also look at media investment trends across key luxury categories, as a signal of the continued digitalization of luxe brand experiences. While challenging economic conditions and the continued effects of COVID are felt by all, luxury brands are creating vibrant, truly culture-defining moments to create closer connections with luxe consumers. Get your copy today. ABOUT ASSEMBLY: Assembly is made of the ingredients of the modern agency, bringing together data, talent, and technology to deliver a connected set of solutions for media + more to the best brands on the planet. We’re home to more than 1,500 of the industry’s top talent, who bring unmatched global omnichannel media expertise + data, technology, and business consulting capabilities that find change and fuel growth for brands worldwide. Assembly is a proud member of Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing. Visit www.assemblyglobal.com for more information. Contact Details Assembly Kelvin Lee, Associate Director of Marketing +852 2344 6477 kelvin.lee@assemblyglobal.com Company Website https://www.assemblyglobal.com/

July 12, 2022 09:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Lauren Lawson-Zilai Joins Shatterproof® as Senior Director, Media and Public Relations

Shatterproof

Lauren Lawson-Zilai has been appointed to senior director, media and public relations of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S. She joins the organization in a new position to develop and implement a national communications and media strategy to advance public awareness of Shatterproof. In this role, Lawson-Zilai will position the organization and key leadership as thought leaders, garner awareness nationally and in key markets, and manage key partnerships with the media. Lawson-Zilai joins Shatterproof after spending the past 15 years with Goodwill Industries International as head of public relations and as a spokesperson. In that role, she led strategic communications for North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training and career services for millions of people with disadvantages and disabilities. During her tenure, she launched Goodwill’s first influencer marketing program, which included notable engagements like the BeyGOOD campaign with Beyoncé as well as celebrity and ambassador relationships with PBS’ Matt Paxton, TODAY Show’s Evette Rios and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. She also led the public relations for two long-running public service campaigns between Goodwill and the Ad Council, known as the “Bring Good Home” and “Donate Stuff, Create Jobs” campaigns. Within the last year, she was instrumental in launching Rising Together™, a unique initiative to equip 1 million people with sustainable careers by 2025 and securing partnerships with global philanthropic partners and Fortune 50 companies such as, Bank of America and Google. “Lauren Lawson-Zilai is joining Shatterproof at a critical time as we see addiction and overdoses grow in our country. In 2021, there were nearly 108,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S.—the most ever recorded, and a 15% increase over 2020. This is in addition to the more than 99,000 Americans who died in 2020 from alcohol-related causes. Shatterproof is dedicated to ending the devastation caused by this disease, and its focus is on revolutionizing addiction treatment, ending stigma and shame, and educating and empowering communities,” shared Kirsten Suto Seckler, chief marketing and communications officer at Shatterproof. “Lauren will help make sure that more families across the country are aware of life-saving resources being developed by Shatterproof and she will help break down the stigma of addiction in our country.” Lawson-Zilai has spent most of her career using marketing and communications to drive social change and impact and elevate the brand awareness of mission-driven nonprofit organizations in both paid and pro bono capacities. She was recently recognized as Ragan Communications’ Top Women in Communications. She is also a recipient of the Top Women in PR Award from PRNews and a Washington Women in Public Relations PR Woman of the Year (WWPR) honoree. She has received industry awards from the Association of Women in Communications, the Mobile Marketing Association, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and SMARTIES for her work. In addition, she served on the PRSA Voices4Everyone taskforce, which focused on inclusive, civil discourse through diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), civic engagement, and combating disinformation and civility, and steered the strategic direction of WWPR as part of its advisory council. Lawson-Zilai is currently a member of the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Women’s Advisory Board, the Editorial Advisory Board for Ragan Communications and PR Daily, the National Press Club Communicators Committee, the Board of Advisors for the National Digital Roundtable and the President’s Leadership Council for Lycoming College, her alma mater. About Shatterproof: Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S. Shatterproof harnesses the models of business, the rigor of science and the power of a national movement to create change and save lives through three pillars of work: revolutionizing the addiction treatment system, breaking down addiction-related stigmas and supporting and empowering our communities. Find Shatterproof on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: @ShatterproofHQ or follow them on Instagram at @weareshatterproof. To learn more, visit www.Shatterproof.org. Contact Details Shatterproof Press +1 240-910-5483 press@shatterproof.org Company Website https://www.shatterproof.org/

July 11, 2022 03:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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tvScientific Partners with MetricWorks for Enhanced Incrementality Validation

tvScientific

Leading, connected TV performance advertising platform tvScientific today announced its partnership with MetricWorks, the leading provider of media mix modeling-based incrementality measurement which closes the gaps in last-touch measurement in a privacy-safe way. The strategic partnership will bolster digital-first marketers’ ability to more accurately measure CTV performance in their omnichannel strategies and to correct last-touch attribution. A comprehensive marketing solution, tvScientific improves upon its sophisticated CTV performance advertising platform designed to simplify and automate CTV buying and optimization with advanced performance measurement capabilities. Marketers will be able to have adjusted insight into walled gardens through tvScientific’s always-on incrementality testing. Comparable to the visibility typically available for search and social media channels, performance marketers are able to precisely measure the ROAS of all online and offline marketing including CTV by leveraging MetricWorks’ incrementality MMP, Polaris, a turnkey, drop-in addition that does not require any extra SDKs, device IDs or heavy migration lift. Through Polaris, digital marketers will be able to uncover and measure new opportunities and lift of offline spend including CTV’s cross-channel synergies and organic interactions. The integration of MetricWorks’ fully automated, granular, daily incrementality measurement outputs into tvScientific’s platform validates CTV performance in daily marketing mixes by effectively measuring the medium’s powerful ability to drive incrementality. “With the 108M streaming households market presence of CTV, digital marketers should be looking at CTV as another attractive performance channel in their daily marketing mix,” said Jason Fairchild, CEO and co-founder of tvScientific. “tvScientific’s partnership with MetricWorks will provide performance marketers with deep and comprehensive insight into campaign performance across platforms while proving that CTV has truly been undervalued due to limitations in last-touch attribution.” Leveraging the combination of tvScientific’s granular first- and third-party data and MetricWorks incrementality measurement outputs powered by data science and machine-learning, performance marketers can more accurately compare traffic types of CTV against other channels through tvScientific’s self-serve platform. “Today’s digital marketer needs to have a holistic understanding of how each platform is performing in a marketing mix and MetricWorks is tactically engineered for successful daily marketing effectiveness,” said Brian Krebs, CEO and co-founder at MetricWorks. “We’ve seen CTV significantly undervalued by last-touch across our customers, often because the bulk of its impact is felt higher in the funnel. The partnership with tvScientific will enable marketers to apply performance marketing strategies to advanced television and leverage media mix modeling to drive ROI on an undervalued channel.” About tvScientific tvScientific is the most sophisticated performance advertising platform built for connected TV. The tvScientific platform makes TV advertising accessible and measurable for brands and apps of all sizes. tvScientific offers a self-managed solution custom built for performance marketers, that simplifies and automates TV buying and optimization, leveraging massive data to prove the actual value of TV advertising. The platform reaches 95% of AVOD inventory using proprietary, deterministic ID technology to measure ad exposure to outcome in an approachable, radically transparent and scalable way. An Idealab company, tvScientific was co-founded by senior executives with deep roots in programmatic advertising, digital media, and ad verification. The company is headquartered in Pasadena, California. For more information, visit https://www.tvscientific.com. ABOUT METRICWORKS MetricWorks is the leading provider of MMM-based incrementality measurement. Our turnkey incrementality MMP, Polaris is a fully automated MMM (media mix modeling) built for mobile and delivers MMM power in a MMP package. No need for device IDs, migrations, SDKs or heavy implementation lift. No changes to your UA process or KPIs. MetricWorks Polaris is trusted by mobile leaders to close the gaps in their measurement. Polaris can even measure brand and influencer marketing. For more information, visit https://www.metric.works/product-measurement/ or request your demo of MetricWorks Polaris at: demo@metric.works. Contact Details Kite Hill PR Julia Worthington +1 973-722-7881 julia@kitehillpr.com

July 11, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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First version of the SleepX APP has been uploaded to the Google Play Store

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SleepX, a subsidiary of AppYea (OTC: APYP) a Company that is focused on the development of accurate wearable monitoring solutions to treat sleep apnea and snoring, announces that the first version of the SleepX APP has been uploaded to the Google Play Store. Without a wristband, the current version can be used for breath monitoring, snoring detection and intensity, as well as the amount of snoring per sleep session. The app also provides the user a breathing graph as well as a recording each sleep session. The app is available for free download for all versions of Android starting with version 7.0. "We decided to upload the first version for free, to increase people awareness of the importance of quality of proper breathing during sleep," said Bary Molchadsky, founder of SleepX and chairman of AppYea. “Poor sleep is associated with a compromised immune system, heart problems, reduced physical and mental performance, mood problems, obesity and many other health problems”, said Neil Kline, Founder & former CEO of the American Sleep Association, and a AppYea Board Member. “Unfortunately, most people with sleep disorder breathing problems, like sleep apnea, are undiagnosed and untreated. Our goal with this unique technology is to raise awareness and improve sleep quality so individuals can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.” Free download the SleepX APP for Android AppYea continues in-depth tests and calibration of DreamIT, its wearable data-driven wristband to treat snoring. The wearable contains a vibration motor and sensors that measure real-time physiological indications such as movement, pulse, blood oxygen level, blood pressure, etc. and send the data to the SleepX app on the user smartphone. Unique algorithms combine all data in real time and decide when to activate the vibration, at what intensity, and its duration. The gentle vibration takes you out of deep sleep into a lighter phase, a transition that trains user to breathe properly. Over a short amount of time, user’s brain and body use biofeedback to teach itself to sleep in the correct position and proper breathing technique on its own, leading to improved night breathing over time. At the user's choice, it is possible to receive comprehensive statistical reports on sleep quality and sleep health, as well as alerts about critical health changes that require consultation and follow-up. In the coming months, the company plans to launch the SleepX APP on the APPLE STORE for iPhone users and start marketing DreamIT. SleepX is an Israeli research and development company recently acquired by AppYea. The Company has developed a unique product for monitoring and treating sleep apnea and snoring. The technology is protected by several international patents and the Company plans to start serial production in 2022. The Company currently focuses its activities on the development and commercialization of its flagship product DreamIT. Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This release includes forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth herein. No statement herein should be considered an offer or a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any securities. Although APYP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies, and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "intend," or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to adverse economic conditions, intense competition, entry of new competitors and products, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, inadequate capital, unexpected costs and operating deficits, increases in general and administrative costs, unanticipated losses, financial condition and stock price, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans and other specific risks. APYP does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement. Neither APYP nor SLEEPX are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. Contact Details AppYea inc. Bary Molchadsky +1 800-674-3561 info@appyea.com Company Website http://www.appyea.com

July 07, 2022 02:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise Owners André and Cindie Nel Grow Business in Costa Mesa, CA

Minuteman Press International Inc

In January 2020, André and Cindie Nel realized their dream of owning a business in the US by purchasing their Minuteman Press franchise located at 2930 College Ave., Unit C in Costa Mesa. “We have both always been entrepreneurs at heart,” says Cindie. As a dynamic husband and wife duo, André and Cindie have combined their strengths to create a highly successful Minuteman Press business in Costa Mesa, California, with strong growth since buying the business during the pandemic and through to today. Journey from South Africa to Costa Mesa Hailing from South Africa, André, as part of an owner run business, built a significant multi temperature logistics and distribution company for several large US fast food franchise brands. Cindie, through her strong sales and account management skills, built an innovative telecommunications brand. Cindie shares, “André, recognizing the value in investing in leading US Franchise organizations, set about purchasing a franchise in the US. Minuteman Press International, with its solid track record and stellar reputation not only in the US but in other global markets including South Africa, made the Minuteman Press franchise opportunity a front runner. This, combined with André being a college marketing major and me being a public relations major, meant there was an obvious synergy in the commercial print world, and this made Minuteman Press the perfect business opportunity for us.” Now operating in Costa Mesa for over two and a half years, André and Cindie have fully integrated themselves and Minuteman Press into their community. André says, “Costa Mesa is an inclusive community with businesses choosing to shop and support local and we have seen huge benefits in both supporting and receiving local support. Support includes not only business but also sharing facilities and neighborhood responsibilities.” “With so much being ‘virtual’ in today’s society, print is still something tangible that people can touch and feel and use to connect more personally with potential and existing clients. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of connecting with one another at every opportunity, be it postcards, brochures, apparel, signage, customized mailings, etc. Print is highly personal and society is craving more and not less of it.” -Cindie Nel, co-owner, Minuteman Press, Costa Mesa Building the Business in Costa Mesa To grow the business, André and Cindie have successfully differentiated themselves from the competition. André explains, “Earning our clients’ trust through personal service, quick turnarounds and over delivering on expectations sets us apart from our competitors. We’ve learned to understand each client’s specific requirements and tailor our solutions accordingly. Rather than be a ‘Jack of all Trades’ we strive to become an expert for their essential needs and grow into their requirements from there.” For Minuteman Press in Costa Mesa, key product growth areas include customized labels, stickers, books, and custom branded apparel. André says, “We’ve invested and skilled up in the label/sticker and book capabilities. We’ve realized the key is in-house, quick turnaround service. We are price competitive, however, not the cheapest in town. Our clients love our personal service, with pre-production samples and our ability to meet tight in-hand deadlines setting us apart from our larger competitors.” He continues, “We have also managed to grow our customized apparel business through a great partnership with a decorator with whom we work closely in understanding the balance between exceptional quality and meeting customer in hand dates.” When it comes to marketing the business, Cindie shares, “Our biggest growth initiatives have been online marketing through Google optimization, with our five-star Google Reviews being a massive contributing success factor. The Minuteman Press pedigree is also key in clients locating us through Internet search filters. Other major growth contributing factors have been personal networking and client referrals. One of our largest clients, a realty company, is a friend of ours and it’s rewarding to be a part of their marketing and business development success.” She adds, “When you’ve invested in paid Internet optimization and client referrals, it’s critical you answer the phone and email as quickly and as professionally as possible to ensure these opportunities are secured.” Why Minuteman Press? For André and Cindie, joining the Minuteman Press franchise family enabled them to realize their dream of owning a business while also providing additional resources and support. Cindie says, “Becoming integrated into the Minuteman Press franchise system has been seamless and successful due to the informative training at World HQ and the ongoing solid local support from our Regional VP Dan Byers and the local field team. Minuteman Press checks all the right boxes in terms of onboarding, operational and financial training, and franchise support.” She continues, “Additionally, where Minuteman Press hits the ball out the park is in the inclusive ‘Minuteman Press family’ culture where everyone supports each other in challenging times and cheers each other on and celebrates sincerely in each other’s achievements. This is what makes Minuteman Press the unique and special place that it is. During these unprecedented times we’ve all been facing, the kindness and generosity shown by our Minuteman Press family has been remarkable.” When asked about the rewards of business ownership, Cindie states, “Our biggest personal reward for owning our own business is that we get to remain connected with our children through time flexibility and the ability to support them financially. Our son, Ethan, is a Computer Science Engineering Major at UCSC. We love that we get to visit him and the beautiful campus and town of Santa Cruz. Our daughter, Madison, a Junior at San Clemente High School, is an aspiring actress and we love having the time and ability to share her dreams and passions.” Cindie adds, “Our professional rewards are how our clients have become our partners and friends resulting in doubling the turnover of our business in the brief two and a half years we’ve owned our shop. This has been achieved with the mindset that every project is about how we can add value to our clients’ businesses or employees. Without our strategic relationships with our suppliers and service providers this would be impossible, so we therefore value, support and deeply invest in these companies who are an extension of our family.” Advice to Others For others who are looking into owning a business, Cindie shares, “Our advice to business owners is to do as we did; learn from the best. The key to success is to know your local market and client base and to let them dictate what and how much to invest in in-house capabilities.” She concludes, “Become experts in your field. Never hand over a job that is anything less than exceptional and also package and label your orders in the manner that you as a client would like to receive them. Always be excited and enthusiastic about every job you do for your client and rewards will follow!” Minuteman Press in Costa Mesa is located at 2930 College Ave., Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. For more information, visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/ca/costa-mesa/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

July 06, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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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/

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