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Investment Columnist Embarks on New Book Project to Detail the Rise and Fall of Hewlett-Packard

EAH Strategies

James K. Glassman, former investment columnist for the Washington Post and author of three books on finance, announced today that he is writing a book on the rise and decline of HP Inc., the former Hewlett-Packard Company. “Bill Hewlett and David Packard were the first great technology innovators of Silicon Valley,” said Glassman. “They founded their company in 1939 in a one-car garage at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto that’s called the ‘birthplace of Silicon Valley.’ But as the Valley flourished and became the tech capital of the world, HP lost its way.” He continued: “HP was a household name long before many of today’s tech giants even existed, but today it has a market capitalization that is a mere 1% of Apple’s or Microsoft’s. How did this happen? What mistakes were made? What market trends were missed? Why did the company make terrible acquisitions? What role did the CEOs play in HP’s demise? These are just some of the questions I will investigate in this forthcoming book.” By exploring what happened to HP, Glassman’s book intends to offer lessons to entrepreneurs, business executives and investors. The book will look inside HP’s controversial business moves, such as its $25 billion purchase of Compaq in 2002 (which ZDNet called the worst tech merger in history), its 2008 acquisition of EDS for $13.9 billion (which led to a $8 billion write down), and its 2010 acquisition of Palm for $1.2 billion (which led to a $3.3 billion write off). Central to the book will be the tenures of its CEOs. These include Carly Fiorina, who was forced to resign over the disastrous Compaq merger Mark Hurd, who was booted by the board over inaccurate expense reports and sexual harassment claims; Leo Apotheker, who was replaced after a 40% drop in the company’s stock price; and Meg Whitman, who laid off tens of thousands and was recognized by Bloomberg in 2013 as the most underachieving CEO, based on stock performance. Glassman noted his surprise that other than David Packard’s own The HP Way, there have been few books about the company, its culture, and leadership. Glassman is asking former and current HP employees as well as those with knowledge of the company to contact him at jkglassman@gmail.com. Glassman, who wrote the Sunday investing column for the Washington Post for 11 years, currently writes a monthly column for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He was formerly Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, president of the Atlantic Monthly Co., editor and co-owner of Roll Call, and host of three weekly public affairs programs on CNN and PBS. He is a former member of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee and was founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas. He is co-author of the bestseller Dow 36,000 and author of The Secret Code of the Superior Investor and Safety Net. Contact Details EAH Strategies, LLC Elizabeth Heaton Posthumus +1 202-445-9858 elizabeth@eahstrategiesllc.com

March 09, 2023 11:44 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Shopistry Launches Showcase, Bringing to Hollywood what Shopify did for Brands

Shopistry

Toronto, Ontario -- Shopistry, a leading commerce solutions company, today announced the launch of Shopistry Showcase, enabling filmmakers, studios, and distributors to launch direct to consumer online sites with the ability to stream content, sell merchandise, and directly engage audiences in one beautiful experience. As streaming giants Netflix, Disney, Apple, Amazon, and Paramount provide the opportunity for mass audience reach, filmmakers and studios are at risk of diminishing control over distribution, marketing, and revenue opportunities. Shopistry Showcase changes this dynamic with a direct-to-consumer channel for audience monetization that compliments existing licensing deals and provides growth capabilities not provided by the major platforms. “Being able to go direct to audiences and drive distribution, and monetize content from pre-release, post-release, and long tail with full control is a gamechanger. Fans can watch, shop, and share; it’s like Netflix meets Amazon and everyone wins,” said Matt Osterman Writer/Director (Bitcon, 400 Days, Hover, Ghost from the Machine). Academy Award winning NEON's innovative online experience is an example of how studios and creators can excite audiences with a beautiful online site including digital streaming, the ability to sell merchandise, gated content, and more. Hosted on Shopistry’s innovative content and commerce platform and integrated with leading providers the solution is built for scale and designed to adapt as consumer behavior continues to evolve. “By making it easy to launch a direct-to-consumer site, filmmakers, comedians, and all creators can bring their amazing work to audiences that love them and drive new revenue similar to how digital brands have done,” said Jaafer Haidar, CEO of Shopistry. “Showcase is the first integrated solution to elegantly bring commerce and content together. Louis CK and recently Andrew Schultz showed us that going direct to fans has a big payoff. We’ve made it easy for everyone”. Key benefits include: Streaming & Distribution: Monetize content with secure DRM and flexibility End-to-End Merchandising & Logistics: Sell products and take advantage of Shopistry’s product sourcing, management, and fulfillment Demand Generation: Drive discovery and traffic including social sharing Pre-launch to Long Tail Revenue: Gain across the content lifecycle pre and post release windows and long-tail Full-Service Partner: Managed and built for scale, no tech knowledge required About Shopistry Shopistry’s content + commerce platform empowers brands and creators with solutions to launch innovative shopping experiences and gain operational flexibility without complex engineering; significantly increasing time to value. Shopistry’s full suite of products, professional service, and high-performance managed infrastructure deliver the flexibility to continually adapt and power growth without heavy technical investment and keep pace as consumer behaviors and business needs evolve for the future. To learn more visit or shopistry.com/showcase.. Contact Details Shopistry Inc. Jaafer Haidar +1 519-670-0250 contact@shopistry.com Company Website https://www.shopistry.com

March 09, 2023 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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GEMZ Corporation Announces Change in Management, Official Twitter Account Established

GEMZ Corp.

McapMediaWire -- GEMZ Corporation (OTC: GMZP ) is announcing that the Company recently had a change in management. Stephen Carnes was recently appointed and accepted the positions of CEO, President, and sole Director of GEMZ Corporation. The Company has relocated its corporate address to Winter Park, FL where Mr. Carnes maintains corporate offices for his growing portfolio of companies. Stephen Carnes, CEO of GMZP stated, "I have a clear vision for what I want to accomplish for both the short term and long term future of the company. I believe that the right strategy is quickly being put in place to achieve success for both the company and shareholders. I am fast tracking an acquisition for the company, and I look forward to sharing details with shareholders as quickly as I can get everything processed.” Carnes further stated, “I have submitted the necessary paperwork and application to OTC Markets to request access to OTCIQ in order to upload filings for the company as well as update and make additional changes to the company’s profile. The company now has an official Twitter account, which you can find listed below in today’s press release. Additionally, the company’s profile on OTC Markets will be updated with the Twitter account once access is granted to make such updates.” The Company will share additional news via Twitter, press releases and OTC Markets once account access has been approved. Follow us on Twitter at: @GEMZCorporation Safe Harbor: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of management and are subject to several uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect the Company’s current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. A more extensive listing of risks and factors that may affect the Company’s business prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the reports and other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission and OTC Markets, Inc. OTC Disclosure and News Service. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Contact Details Stephen Carnes +1 407-674-9444

March 09, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Publisher Desk Acquires Forever Blueshirts, the Leading News Site Dedicated to the New York Rangers

The Publisher Desk

The Publisher Desk, one of the country’s top integrated audience development and content monetization partners for digital publishers, today announced that it has acquired Forever Blueshirts, the leading news, rumors, and fan engagement site for the New York Rangers and Hartford Wolfpack. The Publisher Desk plans to add Forever Blueshirts to its robust portfolio of sports and information sites, including the company flagship site, Sportsnaut, the most powerful name in sports news and information. “Forever Blueshirts embodies the type of content we are proud to represent from every sports site within our ecosystem: accurate, straightforward, and fearless sports news,” said Jeff Misenti, co-founder of The Publisher Desk. “It fits perfectly within our portfolio of both owned and independently operated sports sites, which have the dedicated audience and fan base so many advertisers covet.” Founded in 2014, Forever Blueshirts has grown to be one of the best-known New York Rangers focused destinations providing original, entertaining, and thought-provoking news, headlines, and trade rumors for the Rangers and Wolfpack through interviews, team features, and their leading podcast. “The Publisher Desk has an unmatched reputation in helping to develop audiences and grow revenue for sports publishers of all sizes around the country,” said Anthony Scultore, founder of Forever Blueshirts. “We believe that the insights and tools The Publisher Desk provides, coupled with the incredible reach of Sportsnaut, will accelerate our growth. It is an honor to be acquired by such a well-respected company in sports publishing.” Note: Forever Blueshirts is not affiliated with the National Hockey League, New York Rangers, or Madison Square Garden. About The Publisher Desk The Publisher Desk, based in New York with offices in London and South Florida, is a fully integrated audience development and content monetization partner to digital publishers, in addition to publishing several owned and operated sites. The company, founded in 2014, helps websites increase advertising revenues and reduce operational costs. Our team provides the proper resources, direction, operations, technology, and support for digital business, empowering sports, lifestyle & business media brands to connect with their audience and value-aligned advertisers. About Sportsnaut Sportsnaut is the most powerful name in sports. Since launch in 2014, Sportsnaut has been dedicated to covering the big and little stories in sports without an agenda. The company, and its publishing partners, provide news, opinion, rumors, and statistics for fans of the NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, NHL, Golf, NCAA Basketball, MLB, and more. Contact Details All Press Inquiries press@publisherdesk.com Company Website https://www.publisherdesk.com/

March 09, 2023 09:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Winners, Inc. (WNRS) Reduces its Outstanding Shares by Over 50%

WINNERS INC

McapMediaWire - Winners, Inc. (OTC: WNRS ) through its operating subsidiaries provides sports betting enthusiasts with high-quality content, analysis, research, data, and guidance for popular betting sports announced it has executed an agreement with ClickStream Corp. (OTC: CLIS ) whereby Winners agreed to buy back 154,012,000 shares of Winners common stock owned by ClickStream for $160,265.63. This transaction reduces Winners outstanding shares of common stock from 336,529,857 to 182,517,857. Wayne Allyn Root, CEO of Winners Inc. stated: “When I started this company my number one mission was aggressive growth. Not only are we expanding our product line but we’re also looking at potential acquisitions that fit our business model. We've only just started and the buyback of the ClickStream shares substantially reduces our outstanding shares of common stock, thereby enhancing shareholder value. I look forward to updating our progress in the weeks ahead." VegasWinners is a licensed sports gambling affiliate that intends to drive traffic to gaming operators for commission. VegasWinners is currently licensed in several states and has made application in additional states. It is the intent of VegasWinners to get licensed in all states that allow online sports gambling. To date online sports gambling has been legalized in; Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wyoming & Ontario. The global sports betting market accounted for USD 83.65 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% from 2023 to 2030 as reported by Grand View Research. The demand for sports betting is driven by factors such as the major shift in the regulatory landscape of the global gambling sector, the penetration of connected devices, and the developing digital infrastructure. The global sports sector has been greatly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic due to restrictions on sporting activities across the globe. However, online sports betting gained popularity during the pandemic due to an upsurge in eSports and similar forms of betting. In addition, increased usage of smartphones has led to the wide availability and accessibility of sports betting, consequently propelling the global market. For instance, according to a recent survey from Uplatform, a sports betting and casino operating platform, mobile devices accounted for about 70% of online betting revenue in 2020. ABOUT WINNERS, INC. Winners, Inc. (OTC PINK: WNRS) through its subsidiaries is engaged in the business of sports gambling research, data, advice, analysis and predictions utilizing all available media, advertising formats and its database of users. Revenues are expected to accelerate due to the explosion of sports handicapping arising from the 2018 Supreme Court decision that States have the right to approve sports gambling and the resulting State by State rapid approval of sports gambling. Its Subsidiaries: VegasWinners is a registered sports gambling affiliate that intends to drive traffic to gaming operators for commission. VegasWinners is currently registered in West Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and able to operate in New York, Nevada, Mississippi, Wyoming, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana and has made application in several additional states; The LongShot Report is a rapidly growing internet/online subscription-based company that gives advice on sports picks for fantasy and sports betting including but not limited to football, basketball, baseball, hockey and golf with an online platform and mobile app available for download at the App Store and Play Store. For more information, please visit the websites VegasWinners and The LongShot Report and on Social Media at Twitter. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT This press release contains forward-looking statements that can be identified by terminology such as "believes," "expects," "potential," "plans," "suggests," "may," "should," "could," "intends," or similar expressions. Many forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results implied by such statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to continue to enhance our products and systems to address industry changes, our ability to expand our customer base and retain existing customers, our ability to effectively compete in our market segment, the lack of public information on our company, our ability to raise sufficient capital to fund our business, operations, our ability to continue as a going concern, and a limited public market for our common stock, among other risks. Many factors are difficult to predict accurately and are generally beyond the company's control. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date they are made, and we do not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Wayne Allyn Root Chief Executive Officer HQ@winnersinc.us SOURCE: Winners, Inc. Contact Details Winners, Inc. HQ@winnersinc.us

March 09, 2023 08:54 AM Eastern Standard Time

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International Endeavors Corporation (OTCMKTS:IDVV): Here Are the Latest Developments

TopNewsGuide - Market News & Commentary

The energy industry is one of those sectors that is currently experiencing a lot of change, much of which is related to the work being done in the alternative energy sector. It is a market segment in the energy industry that is anticipated to expand rapidly, and there are several businesses there that are already making outstanding progress in that direction. One of the companies standing out is International Endeavors Corporation (OTCMKTS:IDVV), which is regarded as an alternative energy company and has its hands on a number of pies. IDVV is involved in the distribution, sales, marketing, and installation of battery storage, bi-directional charging, solar technology, and crypto-mining rigs that run on clean energy. Most of its work is focused on the United States and Latin America. The company is also involved in providing solutions that can help boost the returns on investment for both off- and on-rig clients. Additionally, the company is also focused on partnering with and acquiring eco-friendly companies, technologies, and brands. IDVV made news earlier in the week, on March 6, when they announced that their artificial intelligence business division WITech had signed an agreement with their first-ever client. The client, HayCap, is a commercial and residential lender that is focused on fixing and flipping properties in many states across the US. Some of the provisions of the agreement make for interesting reading. A significant artificial intelligence-powered marketing campaign would begin in Nevada and Southern California, as well as the development of a lending package for International Endeavors Corporation's solar crypto project clients. It is also important to keep in mind that the agreement is for a year but is not exclusive in nature since International Endeavors Corporation would like to offer the services to more clients. The payments originating from the agreement are going to be made on a quarterly basis and would be based on set monthly fees as well as lending volume. The Vice President of International Endeavors Corporation, Bill Martin, spoke about the matter as well. He noted that the company expected to generate revenues in the range of 500,000 and 1,000,000. The fact that WITech signed up its first client was a major development for the company given that it was only on February 22, 2023, that the company announced that it had completed the acquisition. At the time, International Endeavors Corporation announced that WITech was a private company focused on automation and artificial intelligence technologies. The company also announced that the acquisition would help it bring about further improvements in its crypto and solar technologies. Additionally, the acquisition was also intended to help International Endeavors Corporation move meaningfully into the artificial intelligence sector. It was a significant new announcement, and the signing of the first contract was an indication that International Endeavors Corporation may well be on the right track. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates, and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through use of words such as projects, foresee, expects, will, anticipates, estimates, believes, understands, or that by statements, indicating certain actions & quotes; may, could or might occur Understand there is no guarantee past performance is indicative of future results. Investing in micro-cap or growth securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk. It is possible that an investor's investment may be lost or due to the speculative nature of the companies profiled. TopNewsGuide 'TNG' (Owned by RazorPitch Inc) is responsible for the production and distribution of this content. TNG is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment advisor. It should be expressly understood that under no circumstances does any information published herein represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. TNG authors, contributors, or its agents, may be compensated for preparing research, video graphics, and editorial content. TNG has not been compensated to produce and syndicate this content. As part of that content, readers, subscribers, and webs are expected to read the full disclaimers and financial disclosure statement that can be found on our website http://topnewsguide.com Contact Details Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 markrmckelvie@gmail.com Company Website http://topnewsguide.com

March 09, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Endonovo Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:ENDV) Reaches Distribution Agreement with Academy Medical

TopNewsGuide - Market News & Commentary

There are a number of interesting companies which may well be worth the attention of investors at this point in time and one of those could well be Endonovo Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:ENDV). Before getting into some of the key new developments with regard to Endonovo it could be a better idea to have a closer look at the nature and structure of its operations. The company is currently divided into two main divisions. The first one is its legacy business, which is involved in the development of noninvasive wearable 'Electroceuticals' therapeutic devices meant for pain relief, wounds, and wellness. Most of the products manufactured by Endonovo under the legacy business are sold under the SofPulse brand. The other business division is the Build Up Strategy which is involved in the acquisition of complementary specialty service providers involved in the construction industry. The company was in the news cycle earlier on in the week on March 6 after it announced that it had signed a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Government Reseller Agreement with the West Palm Beach-based firm Academy Material Inc. As per the provisions of the agreement between the two parties, the agreement would involve the distribution of SofPulse branded medical devices so as to make sure that those devices are available to the Department of Defence and Veterans Health Administration contracts. The new contract is a vital one since it would allow Endonovo to team up with Academy Material for bringing the highest class of surgical and medical supplies, in addition to telehealth services to veterans and the military. In this context, it is perhaps also necessary to keep in mind that the Pulse Electro Magnetic Frequency (PEMF) electromagnetic devices sold under the SofPulse brand had been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The devices are also clinically proven with regard to the successful reduction of edema and postoperative pain. At this point in time, the company’s Medical Device Division is working on the commercialization of the SofPulse telehealth and medical device initiatives. The latest agreement is also going to help in further expanding the scale of distribution of SofPulse branded products. The company has been working diligently for the sole purpose of expanding the distribution and presence of its SofPulse brand of products. In this regard, it should be noted that back on January 26 earlier this year, the company announced that it had signed a stocking distributor agreement of a non-exclusive nature with the firm Pulse Therapeutic Technology Inc. Pulse would be responsible for purchasing its SofPulse products and then distributing those in Costa Rica and Mexico. As a distributor, Pulse seemed to have gauged the potential of the products and had purchased as much as $100,000 of those products for the purpose of marketing and testing in Costa Rica and Mexico. The testing proved to be successful, and eventually, Pulse placed a purchase order to the tune of as much as $350,000. Endonovo noted at the time that it was going to work closely with the distributor through SofPulse Inc, its subsidiary. Disclaimers: The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides investors a safe harbor in regard to forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, assumptions, objectives, goals, assumptions of future events or performance are not statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on expectations, estimates, and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. Forward looking statements in this action may be identified through use of words such as projects, foresee, expects, will, anticipates, estimates, believes, understands, or that by statements, indicating certain actions & quotes; may, could or might occur Understand there is no guarantee past performance is indicative of future results. Investing in micro-cap or growth securities is highly speculative and carries an extremely high degree of risk. It is possible that an investor's investment may be lost or due to the speculative nature of the companies profiled. TopNewsGuide 'TNG' (Owned by RazorPitch Inc) is responsible for the production and distribution of this content. TNG is not operated by a licensed broker, a dealer, or a registered investment advisor. It should be expressly understood that under no circumstances does any information published herein represent a recommendation to buy or sell a security. TNG authors, contributors, or its agents, may be compensated for preparing research, video graphics, and editorial content. TNG has not been compensated to produce and syndicate this content. As part of that content, readers, subscribers, and webs are expected to read the full disclaimers and financial disclosure statement that can be found on our website http://topnewsguide.com Contact Details Mark McKelvie +1 585-301-7700 markrmckelvie@gmail.com Company Website http://topnewsguide.com

March 09, 2023 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Legal & General’s new report on Women in the U.S. Gig Economy finds income disparity, multiple roles, worry about financial future

Legal & General

- Lowest pay bracket: 58% are women; Highest pay bracket: 68% are men - Earning over $100K a year in gig work: 18% are female, 28% are male - 71% of female gig workers say their biggest worry is their financial futue - Just 8% of women surveyed have a pension plan A special International Women’s Day report in a broad new study sponsored by Legal & General Group ( LGEN, LGNNY ), U.S. Gig Economy Special Report: Tasked With Both Childcare and Earning, Women Fall Behind Their Male Counterparts, was released today. The report continues narrating original research on the changing U.S. workforce and the reluctance of so many to enter into traditional employment. The study looks into the diversity and differences as well as the shared traits of this group of workers, along with the tradeoffs they make in favor of flexibility. This special report in the data-rich U.S. Gig Economy study, Tasked With Both Childcare and Earning, Women Fall Behind Their Male Counterparts, explores several areas of gender disparity between the male and female freelance workers who were surveyed. The sample comprised 47 percent women, who largely make their living in lower-paid sectors such as Beauty & Heath, Media/Writing and Online/App Services—this, in contrast to the highest paid, mostly male sector, IT. Across all categories of respondents, whether paid per project, per hour, per week or per month, the pay gap between men and women was 32 percent on average, and as much as 45 percent in median average pay per month. The study found that female gig workers are far more likely than males to prioritize their children and other family caregiving responsibilities ahead of the stability and future financial security offered by the full-time, office-based work model. They also worry far more than men do about the long-term financial outlook their choice entails. Verbatim responses received ahead of the survey from female gig workers show a more realistic and stoic outlook on their financial prospects than their male counterparts, including their projected income at retirement and their ability to weather unforeseen financial crises such as a loss of income or a major home or car repair. “The value of women in the workforce becomes increasingly obvious, even as more and more American women find themselves turning to working independently as the only way to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities in their lives. This study shines the light on some key areas that are ripe for reparation in the U.S. labor space, notably more equitable pay and better social and financial safety nets for women. Employers looking to get this hard-working contingent back to the office should additionally address women’s evident need for flexibility, as they pick up many other family and householder duties. The private sector can and should lead the way in improving their lot.” Sir Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive, Legal & General Group Female gig workers’ biggest concern is their long-term financial future Legal & General’s study looks at the complex and multifaceted societal and financial factors behind independent work, including what is missing for many to feel secure in life and society. Seven out of 10 women in this study worried about a lack of job security and predictability of income, as well as not having access to group retirement plans and other benefits. “Globally, women are at far greater risk of poverty in their old age than are men, and U.S. policymakers are taking notice of this fact. We’re seeing proposed legislation, for example, that would tie federal funding for business growth to the provision of affordable childcare and other benefits meant to empower the workforce. Still, there is a substantial bridge for employers to cross when considering the critical reasons that female workers, in particular, are choosing flexibility over financial security. We hope our research goes some way toward creating a basis for positive change.” John Godfrey, Director of Levelling-Up, Legal & General Group Future segments of this research will look in depth at gig workers’ outlook and financial situation around retirement planning; what it would take to get gig workers to go back to the traditional workplace; and a closer look at the pandemic fallout for gig workers. To receive a pdf of any of these reports, please email Meir Kahtan/MKPR at mkahtan@rcn.com. About the Study Legal & General undertook proprietary research into the attitudes and changes U.S. gig workers are experiencing in relation to their work situations and financial outlook. The U.S. Gig Economy research was compiled using original survey data from 1044 U.S.-based workers aged 18 to 60 who are neither students nor retired, and who earn at least 60% of their income from gig work. The data was collected via online survey fielded to individuals sample sourced from YouGov’s US panel. The Legal & General-designed survey was scripted and hosted on Gryphon, YouGov’s proprietary survey scripting platform, and the field work took place between August 19 and 31, 2022. Key demographics such as age, gender and region were allowed to fall out naturally. 20 questions were designed to understand facts about earnings, drivers of and barriers to gig working, financial product ownership & financial capacity when coming across adverse situations, and future expectations of being involved in the gig economy. Verbatim comments were captured by Legal & General in research carried out in June 2022. About Legal & General Group Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion ($1.7 trillion) in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone. *as of December 31, 2021 The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions. Contact Details Meir Kahtan Public Relations, LLC Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/

March 08, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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3 Reasons Why You Should Verify Customer Email Addresses

ZeroBounce

Only 57.21% of all the email addresses ZeroBounce verified last year were valid and safe to keep, which shows the prevalence of poor-quality data in email lists. Email is the dominant communication channel of our time. With 4.3 billion users worldwide, more people use email now than ever. As a marketing channel, email is lucrative, but your success depends so much on the quality of your email list. Verifying your customer email addresses is thus a must – here’s why. Almost 23 percent of your email list decays yearly. Company layoffs, people switching jobs or simply going with a different email provider means contacts that were previously valid will now bounce back. Aside from that, email lists acquire other types of low-quality emails, such as spam traps, disposable or abuse emails (users who will report you as spam). Data decay affects email marketing ROI, but not verifying customer email addresses can have even more dramatic consequences. Recently, JPMorgan Chase was duped into buying Frank, an online student financial aid business. Frank boasted that it had attracted millions of users, but almost all of them – 4.25 million – were fake. JPMorgan Chase realized the deception after its team sent a mass email resulting in a 70 percent bounce rate. This whole disaster could have been prevented had JPMorgan Chase verified the email list. What is email list verification? Email verification is the process that allows you to remove invalid and harmful data from your list. An email verifier scans your database, identifies non-existent email addresses, and scrubs them within minutes. Sadly, a lot of businesses aren’t aware of email verification. Sometimes it’s because they don’t fully grasp how valuable an asset their customers’ email addresses are. The best way to get the most out of an email list is to practice good email hygiene. It all starts with verifying the emails you gather to ensure they are legitimate. Here are the top benefits of email verification. Preserve your sender and brand reputation When you don’t verify email addresses, your sender reputation will plummet. A lowered sender reputation will affect your email deliverability, meaning more and more of your emails will start landing in the spam folder. The chances of your emails being seen on time, if at all, are nil. Think about all of the emails your company needs to send: transactional, opt-in notices, receipts, and notifications of shipping. When customers miss these messages, you run into problems. For example, let’s say you arrange an automated email that is triggered two days before an appointment. If nobody sees it, what good does it do? Missed emails can lead to misunderstandings, annoyed customers, wasted time, and a lot of aggravation for you. You can eliminate most of these issues if you check your email list consistently. ZeroBounce gives you an uncomplicated, proactive system to help stop your emails from going to the spam folder. ZeroBounce verifies 100,000 emails in 45 minutes, identifying invalid and other types of contacts that prevent you from reaching the inbox, Avoid spending money on dead leads There’s no better way to reach your people than by email, as it is the method consumers prefer over all others. However, not all email addresses are equal. Sometimes, users abandon their email addresses after changing jobs or schools. In other cases, the customer makes an error when entering the email address. You should be aware that far more nefarious types of bad data are on many email lists. For example, some customers use disposable email addresses, also known as temporary emails, that are active for only a brief time. Even worse, there are spam traps that sometimes find their way into legitimate company email databases. Verify the legitimacy of the leads you gather so that you can make the most of them and boost conversions. Verifying customer email addresses strengthens all of the crucial metrics: open rates, clickthrough rates (CTR), conversion rates, and ROI. Strengthen marketing by keeping bots away One of the first steps in strengthening your marketing is finding out who your customers aren’t. That means no bots, spam traps or email addresses that will bounce. You don’t want to waste resources or time marketing your offerings to uninterested people or, even worse, fake or inactive email addresses. Email verification helps you get rid of the contacts with no marketing potential, bots and toxic emails. Humans often can’t tell bots and legitimate emails apart - but great email verifiers can. Bonus tip: Once you’ve eliminated damaging emails, you can go the extra mile and fine-tune your marketing even more. ZeroBounce allows you to determine who your most active and promising subscribers are. Check out the Activity Data tool to see which of your subscribers has been most active in their inboxes lately. With more information about the people on your list, you can do a better job with your marketing. Keep your company’s integrity pristine Spam has a negative connotation, and for excellent reasons. First of all, it’s a nuisance. Although laws vary depending on the country, it’s generally forbidden. There is no place where spam gives a positive impression. Don’t be associated with spam-like behavior. For the public to hold a company in high esteem, it has to be reputable. With data and privacy breaches regularly making headline news, your business can’t afford to appear careless. Remember JPMorgan Chase’s email fumble? It could have been avoided with just a little awareness of email standards. In addition to obeying laws and being a considerate sender, you can’t neglect checking your email list health. Be vigilant in removing inactive or harmful email addresses. It’s essential to your organization’s reputation. Verify 100 email addresses free As email continues to be a part of our daily lives, its presence in business grows. While more companies have started grasping the true value of email, more brands realize how crucial maintaining the quality of email lists is. Those that don’t have a strategy to verify customer email addresses won’t ever be able to maximize all of the benefits email marketing offers. ZeroBounce allows you to clean your email list in bulk and in real time. Using both of these email verification methods together will eliminate email data decay and keep your email database in great shape. Want to check 100 email addresses for free? Start a ZeroBounce account. If you have any questions, ZeroBounce offers 24/7 ongoing technical and customer support. This article was originally published on Benzinga here. ZeroBounce is an award-winning email verification and deliverability platform helping 200,000+ customers land more emails in the inbox. The service removes email typos, nonexistent and abuse email accounts, spam traps and other risky email addresses. ZeroBounce’s email deliverability toolkit further supports the safe inbox delivery of transactional and marketing emails. The company operates a military-grade security infrastructure. ZeroBounce has validated more than 18 billion emails. Some of the companies it serves are Amazon, Disney, Netflix, LinkedIn, and Sephora. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Brian Minick support@zerobounce.net Company Website https://www.zerobounce.net/

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