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Cyber Dive Launches Free Platform for Parents to Connect with Their Children’s Digital Reality and Heightened Social Media Activity

Cyber Dive

Today Cyber Dive , an online platform that connects parents to their children’s digital reality, announced the launch of a free service that enables parents to easily view their children’s social accounts, understand their online activity and achieve peace of mind—an increasingly relevant service at a time when children are home from school for the foreseeable future. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Education Week estimates at least 118,000 U.S. public and private schools have closed their doors . As Americans' social distancing escalates in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19, school closings leave 52.6 million children to their own devices—both figuratively and literally. Without a clear understanding or timeline of when everyday activities, such as working out of public offices or sending children to school and activities will resume, parents are navigating how to monitor their children’s online activity. For many, this is uncharted territory, as children have increased access to and time available for social media. With Cyber Dive, parents can easily monitor their child’s social media activity across popular social media sites including Instagram, Snapchat, VSCO and, by summer 2020, TikTok, Discord, Google, and YouTube. Key features to keep kids safe online include: Word Cloud: Provides a look into the frequency of words used on social media. Vibes Meter: Gives an overview of the emotions surrounding a child’s activity. Friends: Showcases the people a child interacts with on social media. Alerts: Displays activity that might require extra attention. Posts: Lists the posts a child makes or is tagged in on social media. Search History (summer 2020): Recent search history across all monitored platforms. “COVID-19 directly impacts us in many ways, including hunkering down at home with our kiddos for the time being. Although being able to spend more time with them is a positive, we also acknowledge the nuanced challenges we must traverse as parents of digitally connected kids,” said Cyber Dive Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Gottfurcht. “As parents of 8- to 15-year-olds, we often wonder, ‘What is my kid doing on the internet right now? Who are they interacting with? What videos are they watching? How is what they are seeing impacting how they feel?’ If you’ve ever thought about how you can mitigate the risks your children face on social media, we’ve taken those ideas and created a free, comprehensive, and easy-to-use tool. It helps keep them safe—and keeps you in the know about what your child is being exposed to and exploring.” Cyber Dive provides information on whom children interact with, how they feel about what they see, what they are searching, and alerts you to anything needing extra attention. It empowers parents to partner with trained analysts to conduct thorough social media audits (coming summer 2020), which dive deep into a child’s social media life to uncover things that might be hidden under the surface. These audits search: Dating Sites Like Bumble or Tinder: Find out whether or not your child is connecting with 18+ men/women on dating websites. Ghost Accounts (If They Exist): Some children create both “public” and “private” accounts. Children often allow their parents to only view the “public” profile because of its appropriate content. Cached & Deleted Data Search: Your child may try to delete searches. Cyber Dive may be able to recover some of that deleted information. Verify Friend Identities: Find out if your child is connected to any fake accounts, which are often created by stalkers or pedophiles to follow and learn about their targets. Reverse Image Search: Find out if your child’s images are being used by someone else on the internet. Dark Web Search: Rest assured that nothing associated with your child exists where nefarious people lurk. According to the McAfee's consumer research department , 87% of young people have seen cyberbullying online but most do nothing about it. Ditch the Label published in their bullying survey that 47% of cyberbullying victims will develop social anxiety, 37% will develop depression, and 26% will have suicidal thoughts. “We’ve seen that nearly 9 out of 10 kids avoid telling their parents about the negative things they see happening online. This leaves parents struggling to keep up, and oblivious to what’s happening beneath the surface,” said Cyber Dive Co-Founder and CTO Derek Jackson. “As an intelligence officer, my team’s job was to dig through extensive social media data and provide only the most time-sensitive information to the commander to make life-altering decisions. We took that mindset and made you, parents, the commander. We show you what’s most important, so you can initiate necessary conversations and directly impact how your child navigates social media.” Parents can sign up for Cyber Dive , free of charge, from any device. Offering a simple, intuitive sign-up process, Cyber Dive makes it easy for any parent or guardian to access the innovative technology. Cyber Dive was created by Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Gottfurcht and Co-Founder and CTO Derek Jackson , who set out to get a better grasp on social media for families everywhere—including their own. Jackson is the father of one and Gottfurcht is the father of three. Gottfurcht, the first person in the world to summit Mt. Everest with Rheumatoid Arthritis, previously worked in Silicon Valley for 14 years as a Vice President at UBS Financial, a global Swiss investment banking firm that provides services in more than 50 countries. Additionally, he was selected as Man of the Year by the United Nations and their International School for the philanthropic work he does speaking around the country, inspiring kids and adults to push through obstacles and achieve success. For more information, visit https://www.cyberdive.co . About Cyber Dive Cyber Dive is a free online platform that allows parents to monitor their children’s social media accounts. It connects parents to an overview of their child’s social profiles across platforms like Instagram, VSCO, Snapchat and, by summer 2020, TikTok, Discord, Google, and YouTube. With the ability to see the extent of their child’s social media usage, parents can begin to understand their child’s online habits, stop and/or prevent inappropriate activity and achieve peace of mind. For more information, please visit https://www.cyberdive.co/home . Contact Details April White +1 323-216-8589 cyberdive@trustrelations.agency Company Website http://www.cyberdive.co

July 07, 2020 08:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University to Host Best Selling Author and Brand Expert Martin Lindstrom and Crisis Communications Expert Richard Levick

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Wake Forest University’s Center for the Study of Capitalism will host a July 9 webinar titled, “The End of Brand Neutrality: How to Be Good Corporate Citizens in an Age of Civil Unrest.” Bestselling author and one of the world’s leading experts on brand and culture transformation, Martin Lindstrom, and crisis communication expert Richard Levick, will participate in a conversation with the Center for the Study of Capitalism’s Executive Director Christina Elson. They will explore how companies standing at a pivotal crossroads can reevaluate their brands and cultures to secure transformative outcomes. Martin Lindstrom is one of the world's foremost business and culture transformation experts. He is a New York Times best-selling author and speaker, as well as a consultant to numerous brand-leading companies. TIME Magazine has recognized him as among the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World. His book Brand Sense was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the five best marketing books ever published,” Small Data was praised as “revolutionary” and TIME Magazine wrote this about Buyology : “a breakthrough in branding.” Richard S. Levick, Esq. Chairman and CEO of LEVICK , an award-winning global communications firm, recently joined the Center for the Study of Capitalism as an Executive Affiliate. Levick is a pioneer of litigation communications, as well as an author, noted television news contributor on crisis and public affairs and regular columnist for multiple publications. He is a sought-after global keynote speaker and is a professor at both the Fordham and Wake Forest Schools of Law. “Companies today can no longer be neutral,” Levick said. “Nor can they handle the issue of unrest and cultural non-inclusion exclusively through advertising, social media, nascent recruiting, and corporate social responsibility. This historic moment requires new approaches to leadership.” This webcast is part of the series, “The Future of Capitalism,” hosted by the Center for the Study of Capitalism. “The goal of this effort is to confront the high-speed impact of unprecedented current events on society and the economy,” Elson said. The event is free and can be viewed live at bit.ly/CSCwebcast-corporatecitizens at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday, July 9, 2020. For additional information on this event and the panelists, visit the website at capitalism.wfu.edu/upcoming-events . About the Center for the Study of Capitalism The Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University is a research and teaching center and a trusted source of information about well-functioning democratic capitalism. Contact Details Maria Stagliano +1 404-245-0899 mstagliano@levick.com Company Website https://www.levick.com

July 06, 2020 12:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Navigating Summer Fun with Ereka Vetrini

YourUpdateTV

This summer is going to look a lot different than past summers but that doesn’t mean summer 2020 has to be a letdown. There is still plenty of fun to be had and family time to enjoy inside and outside. TV Host and Lifestyle Expert, Ereka Vetrini, reveals her tips to help us scratch that summer entertaining itch. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ZJU6yYIrTXg Tips for enjoying time outside this Summer: Time outside means fun time and in order to have ample amounts of fun, the entire family needs to be protected from UV rays. Banana Boat Sunscreen is all about #ProtectingTheFun, anywhere under the sun! And while Summer may look a little different this year, staying protected from the sun’s rays remains equally important. The Banana Boat Ultra Sport Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50+ is water and sweat-resistant, making it perfect for families who don’t want to be slowed down when playing outside. The lightweight formula is also available in other forms like a stick or a spray, so whatever your preference, the Ultra Sport collection provides clinically proven UVA/UVB protection that lasts as long as the fun does. Banana Boat offers SPF options for everyone in the family and every preference - making it easier to say “yes” to more outdoor family activities and keep the fun going with protection you can trust. Instagram: @BananaBoatBrand Facebook: @BananaBoatUS Twitter.com: @BananaBoat #ProtectTheFun Summer Treats to Enjoy with your Family: July is National Ice Cream Month, and what better way to celebrate than with one of life’s best desserts: Ice Cream Cake! For birthdays, summertime fun or “just because,” cakes from I Love Ice Cream Cakes are sure to bring on the smiles, and make every moment a touch sweeter! Coming in lots of different sizes and fun flavors, like Carvel®, OREO® and REESE’S, they are a delicious treat and easy to have on hand in the freezer. You can find a variety of ice cream cakes in the bakery or freezer section of your local grocery store AND you can also order them online. Just go to ILoveIceCreamCakes.com and click on the Product Locator. Available in grocery stores nationwide: https://iloveicecreamcakes.com/product-locator/ https://iloveicecreamcakes.com/ Facebook: @ILoveIceCreamCakes Instagram: @LoveIceCreamCakes Health and wellness tip to help us kick off the Summer: The start of the summer is a great time for a healthy reset. Life gets busy, and sometimes it’s hard to maintain balance. The first-place to concentrate on is gut health. According to the Mayo Clinic, our bodies are home to TRILLIONS of bacteria and 80% of your body's immune cells reside in your gut. FRISKA’s has a lineup of 10 products that all feature a clinically proven probiotic and proprietary blend of digestive enzymes to make the nutrients in your food more bio-available Remember, if you’re looking for overall wellness, there is no place better to start than gut health! $29.99 available nationwide at CVS, Whole Foods Amazon and www.getfriska.com *Promo Code* FRISKA20 for 20% off your entire purchase till July 13th. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

July 06, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Toxic Ooze and Dam Failures: Michigan Government Spokesperson Shares Crisis Management Lessons on Edward Segal’s “Crisis Ahead” Podcast

Edward Segal Communications

Jill Greenberg, the spokesperson and public information officer of the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is the guest on this week’s episode of Edward Segal’s “Crisis Ahead” podcast. The agency has been in the forefront of several crisis situations including the recent failure of two dams, a toxic green ooze that leaked onto a major Detroit freeway, and the lingering impact of the Flint water crisis. The episode, “Toxic Ooze and Dam Failures: Crisis Management Lessons from Michigan” can be seen on YouTube and heard at this link . It is also available on the Apple, Google, Stitcher,and Listennotes podcast sites. “Crisis Ahead” is produced by Heartcastmedia.com. About Jill Greenberg Greenberg serves as spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. At EGLE, she primarily handles communication issues involving contamination, remediation, redevelopment, recycling and solid waste. She also serves as FEMA spokesperson for the State of Michigan in the event of nuclear and radiological incidents. Greenberg is a professional communicator with more than 30 years experience in mainstream press, in addition to higher ed and governmental public relations. About the Podcast Each weekly episode of Segal’s “Crisis Ahead” podcast examines how organizations and individuals in the news are dealing with crisis situations and the lessons to be learned from their successes and failures. The podcast is based on Segal’s new book on crisis management — “Crisis Ahead: 101 Ways to Prepare for and Bounce Back from Disasters, Scandals, and Other Emergencies” (Nicholas Brealey). About the Book The book features dozens of anecdotes, stories, and lessons about how companies, organizations, and individuals — ranging from Amazon, Apple, and the European Union, to Disney, Starbucks, and entrepreneur Elon Musk— have prepared for, created, managed, and communicated about crisis situations. It features a discussion about the early crisis management lessons that can be learned from the pandemic and includes a template for a crisis management and communication plan that can be customized for the needs of any company or organization. The American Library Association’s book review website said, “This book’s practical advice for advanced planning makes it a valuable addition to the shelves of any business collection.” See the review here . "Crisis Ahead" can be ordered on Amazon at this link . About Edward Segal Segal has more than 30 years' experience as a crisis management expert. He managed crisis situations as the CEO of two trade associations; advised and helped organizations survive disasters, scandals, and emergencies including the arrest and firing of corporate officers, hate crimes, and sexual harassment; and conducted crisis management and communication training for hundreds of executives and their staffs. Contact Details Edward Segal +1 415-218-8600 edwardsegalcommunications@gmail.com Company Website http://www.edwardsegal.com

July 02, 2020 03:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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LEVICK Announces Partnership with Jipyong

LEVICK

Global crisis management firm LEVICK has teamed up with Korea’s leading law firm Jipyong to provide unprecedented cross-border crisis management services to multinational corporations and global organizations. Their partnership coinciding with the global pandemic crisis is expected to yield a much-needed synergy between legal and public relations professionals and a fresh perspective on how companies should approach crisis management in the post COVID-19 era. As the business environment changes rapidly and increases in complexity, companies are facing risks and crises which they have not confronted before – from natural disasters to political risks involving regulatory constraints, labor issues, consumer rights and privacy concerns. Unlike in the past when risk exposure could be contained through controlled public relations management, advancements in information technology and social medial have rendered corporations powerless before instantaneous and geographically limitless spread of information. Risk of exposure has become far more devastating and critical to corporate survival. Today’s corporations must detect and manage exponentially increased risk factors to maintain their corporate image and reputation. As a result, establishing a crisis management system has become an essential part of risk prevention. Building and maintaining an effective crisis management system requires the knowledge and experience of multi-disciplinary experts who can filter and process mountains of information with speed and accuracy and make timely recommendations for every possible contingency. Jipyong’s CM team and LEVICK have combined forces to provide premium crisis management services such as global crisis monitoring, real-time crisis response, crisis recovery plan, and post-crisis evaluation. With the partnership between Jipyong and LEVICK, companies benefit from the best of both worlds – across boundaries and industry sectors, encompassing all risk points including legal, accounting, public relations and human resources. Richard Levick, founder of LEVICK and pioneer in crisis management communications with a background in law, has consulted countless companies in responding to crises of a global scale. LEVICK’s prestigious team of professionals spearheads many of the world’s highest-profile campaigns – including Guantanamo Bay; the Catholic Church; the Wall Street crisis; the Gulf oil spill, and some of the most important public affairs matters globally. They currently represent a number of Chinese companies facing unique challenges in the U.S. LEVICK’s clients include most of the top 100 US law firms and more than a third of the top 100 global law firms. Jipyong is known as the most global-minded law firm in Korea, having more branches than any other Korean law firm in countries such as China, Russia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Jipyong’s CM team is led by its Managing Partner Sung Taek Lim who has extensive experience in litigation, crisis management, and working with civil organizations. Other partners in the team include former Constitutional Court Justice and Managing Partner Kong Hyun Lee, former judges Gyeong Woon Kang and Soo Saeng Moon, former prosecutor Sehoon Choi. Field experts include Seung Soo Choi (information and Communications), Bernard Ham (pharmaceutical and biomedical), Gee Hong Kim (fair trade and competition), Hye Jung Ryu (energy & environment), Kwang Sun LEE (labor), Jeong Kyu Choe (IP), Seongcheol Park (construction and real estate), Poom JANG (fair trade and competition), Jin Kwon Kim (legislative & public policy) and Jinhee Kim (global dispute resolution). Contact Details Maria Stagliano +1 404-245-0899 mstagliano@levick.com Company Website https://www.levick.com

July 01, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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NAMEPA Launches First Holistic CSR/ESG Program Designed for the Maritime Industry

North American Marine Environment Protection Association

NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) has launched the first known comprehensive CSR/ESG (Corporate Social Responsibility/Environment, Social, Governance) program designed expressly for the maritime industry, with its corresponding “Maritime Sustainability Passport” (MSP) awarded to companies, organizations and individuals who meet the requirements of the platform. The program encompasses the three pillars of CSR/ESG: corporate governance, environment and the human element. The first company to qualify for NAMEPA’s Maritime Sustainability Passport is Cargill. Its ocean transportation business successfully completed all three phases of the program, including supplying supporting documentation for its claims. Their submission was then evaluated by a team of assessors to determine whether they met the criteria of the CSR/ESG program and were eligible to receive NAMEPA’s MSP Certificate and Seal. Cargill successfully demonstrated to the assessors their eligibility to qualify for the Maritime Sustainability Passport. “The maritime industry is rapidly recognizing the importance of demonstrating its commitment to sustainability” stated NAMEPA Chairman Joe Hughes of the American Club. “NAMEPA identified the need to provide the industry with a standard guideline of expectations relating to a company’s efforts in CSR/ESG. We are pleased to provide this tool for the industry to support its efforts towards sustainability.” “Cargill has made sustainable shipping a priority and an integral part of our business strategy,” remarked Jan Dieleman, Business Leader for Cargill Ocean Transportation. “We are working with partners and other industry leaders to accelerate progress across the maritime sector, with a particular focus on decarbonization.” “Our industry is changing at an unprecedented rate, with societal demands driving regulatory requirements driving technological change” observed NAMEPA Co-Founder/Executive Director Carleen Lyden Walker. “With an operating climate that is increasingly transparent, industry needs to match that transparency and demonstrate its commitment to core values contained in the CSR/ESG program. The program contains a uniform set of standards plus a toolkit for achieving them. Completion of the program results in the issuance of NAMEPA’s Maritime Sustainability Passport, which is renewed annually.” NAMEPA’s CSR/ESG program can be found at https://namepa.net/csr-esg . The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at NAMEPA.net . Contact Details Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-255-4686 executivedirector@namepa.net Company Website https://namepa.net/

July 01, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Virtual Trade Show Platform Delivers Automation to Convert Live Events into a Virtual Conference or Expo

Convey Services

The Cloud Conventions Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. “Stringing together a series of webinars doesn't constitute an effective virtual event,” said Carolyn Bradfield, founder of Convey. “You must give attendees an interactive educational experience, opportunities to network and connect, offer promotions and giveaways, while at the same time providing ways to engage with exhibitors or sponsors. Our technology was built on a mature content delivery platform. When compared to other virtual trade show solutions, Cloud Conventions provides a more complete experience, with automation and analytics. Event hosts can offer compelling reasons for sponsors and exhibitors to participate based on their ability to attract a larger high-value audience, capture attendee information inside virtual booths and create calls to action.” Cloud Conventions fits events ranging from small association conferences to large industry expos. Events can be fully supported and managed by Convey or self-managed. Cloud Conventions automates registration and engagement with custom dashboards so attendees can navigate through the event. Automated session management allows 1-click sign-up, posting the session on attendee calendars with email and text reminders. “ Cloud Conventions has a unique ‘Hub & Spoke’ content delivery model that supports associations and trade groups that manage multiple events,” Bradfield added. “The association can maintain one centralized hub site for exhibitors to add educational and marketing assets and duplicate content selectively to regional events, gaining efficiency and saving time for chapters. Pre-designed booth templates standardize the look and feel of the show, providing a consistent attendee experience and simplifying vendor management. Cloud Conventions is designed for the non-technical user who doesn’t have HTML skills or technology training. Any marketing or event manager can easily use the platform.” The platform provides sponsors and exhibitors greater promotional opportunities with advertising, a graphical display of content and marketing assets, meeting calendars with pre-show meeting requests, live chat, giveaways and promotional points. Cloud Conventions has responsive web design and is web conferencing neutral allowing the choice of any combination of conferencing services to fit the size of the audience or the complexity of the session, with Convey offering monitoring and support if needed. Cloud Conventions is one of the first virtual trade show platforms to offer ADA compliance. It is available for single or multi-day events with the portal remaining online for extended periods to allow attendees longer-term access to session recordings, sponsors and exhibitors. For more information visit: www.cloudconventions.com or email info@cloudconventions.com. XXX About Convey Services Convey Services delivers content and marketing portals and connects them into networks to inform, educate and engage channel partners and direct sellers in the telecom/cloud space, the property and casualty insurance market and food distribution industry. Convey’s portal technology automates and organizes partner management, has tools to engage and educate partners and integrates email marketing technology for members to run packaged email marketing campaigns to their customers and prospects. For information visit www.conveyservices.com , info@conveyservices.com or call 888-975-1382. Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website http://www.conveyservices.com

July 01, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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LAS VEGAS MAGICIAN XAVIER MORTIMER’S MIND-BENDING TRICKS GO VIRAL WITH GRAVITY DEFYING VIDEO

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For Gravity Defying Video, Click Here Xavier Mortimer, award-winning and headlining magician of Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream on the Las Vegas Strip, continues to go viral across social media with his most recent gravity defying video that have attracted more than 240 million views. As entertainment venues remain closed across Las Vegas due to the pandemic, Mortimer has quickly adapted his Las Vegas show-quality tricks into social media videos designed to entertain his virtual audience that includes nearly three million followers. In the past three months, Mortimer has posted dozens of videos showcasing his magical talents which have thrilled and engaged fans from around the world. To see Mortimer’s mind-bending tricks, check out the following links: Defying Gravity – 240.4 million views The Antique Box – 43.1 million views Instant Dress Up – 35.8 million views The Devils Hand – 62.2 million views Prior to the pandemic, Mortimer performed Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream every night at 6 p.m. inside Bally’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. About Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream Enchanting, award winning-French performer Xavier Mortimer takes center stage in Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream, combining elements of magic, comedy, drama and illusion. After performing in more than 30 countries and most recently starring in Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed production, Michael Jackson One, Mortimer became the first Cirque troupe performer to launch a headlining residency on the Las Vegas Strip with the premiere of the show in 2016. The spellbinding production was written and directed by fellow French superstar, Alex Goude, and long-time legendary Vegas headliner, Michael Goudeau. Allie Sparks performs alongside Mortimer as Belle, his dream girl and love interest. Prior to The Strip closures, show times for Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream are at 6 p.m. from Saturday through Thursday in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Awards include first place at the Albano International Congress in Italy, Gold Star at the L’Eau d’Olle magic festival in France, and most recently voted The Best Magic Show in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal for a second year in a row. Contact Details Brooke Cashin +1 702-306-7808 bcashin@massmediacc.com Company Website https://massmediacc.com/

June 30, 2020 08:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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SynaVoice SOL begins second week of sold-out virtual camp

SynaVoice SOL

SynaVoice LLC (SynaVoice) officially launched SynaVoice SOL , (summer online), a pop-up, virtual summer camp for high school students last week. Conceived as an alternative to in-person, academic programs that were cancelled due to Covid-19-related closures, SynaVoice SOL provides exposure to new ideas, concepts and skills for high school students that inform their college, career, and life choices. After the murder of George Floyd, SynaVoice moved to create a more inclusive environment by identifying scholarship candidates from partner schools and revising the general pricing structure to a “pay what you can” model, to remove the barriers to entry for all students. SynaVoice SOL features nationally-recognized experts with a wide variety of expertise that engage campers and capture their imagination, staying true to our mission to provide exposure to new ideas and deliver creative, innovative, educational content. Each week, a different focus is offered, and virtual high school campers can choose to attend one or multiple weeks. In the first weekly session, Powerful Presence: Public Speaking & Presenting , campers representing eight high schools from Virginia, Michigan, Massachusetts, Texas, and Florida enjoyed daily presentations from Sherhara Downing, a master trainer and speaking coach for multinational corporations. For the second session, 24 campers from over 20 different high schools in Virginia, Michigan, and Florida enrolled for Lights, Camera, Action: Acting for the Camera . Suzanne Regan and Joe Stearns, both actors and talent agents, share what it takes to act for the camera. “Our one-week sessions are designed to provide a taste of an interesting subject so high schoolers can determine for themselves if they want to delve deeper into the subject matter outside of camp. Sharing this experience with a diverse group enables conversations of mutual interest, fosters meaningful relationships, and chips away at the opportunity gap for the campers who would not ordinarily be exposed to this type of enrichment program.”, said Julie Rothhouse, SynaVoice SOL founder. SynaVoice SOL sessions are held on the Zoom platform for two hours a day. College students from Brown University, New York University, and Wake Forest, facilitate the activities and discussions in the breakout room ‘cabins’. All sessions provide a fun take on an interesting topic or skill. The True Crime session keys off the passion that some kids have for true crime stories and tv shows. Dr. James Diamond, a professor and criminal lawyer, provides an overview of criminal law and highlights some of the cases he worked on. The Art of Graphic Narratives , led by award-winning graphic novelist and New Yorker cartoonist, Amy Kurzweil, shows campers how to combine personal narratives and illustration. Calling All Cars , led by two of the foremost automotive experts in the trade show world, Matt Troyer and Ken Smith, discusses complex automotive technology and design in an entertaining and understandable way. Curt Doty, award-winning marketer and international lecturer, shows campers how signs and symbols have influenced communication throughout history and leads the campers in the design of their own logos in The Influence of Design. About SynaVoice SOL SynaVoice LLC is a woman-owned consultancy providing strategic communications, training, customer outreach, market research and insights to both federal and corporate clients. Productions Plus – The Talent Shop is a woman-owned, national talent and event staffing agency providing some of the world's best-known brands with full-service talent management in auto, event marketing, product demo and film/TV/voiceover. SynaVoice and Productions Plus partnered to develop and launch SynaVoice SOL, offering unique learning experiences to a diverse group of high school students to expand their horizons and inform their college, career, and life choices. To register, visit www.SynaVoiceSOL.com . To donate, visit www.givebutter.com/SOLsponsor. Structured like a camp, but indoors and therefore, way cooler. SynaVoice LLC is a woman-owned consultancy providing strategic communications, training, customer outreach, market research and insights to both federal and corporate clients. SynaVoice SOL is a pop-up, virtual camp for high school students providing exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills for high school students that inform their college, career, and life choices. Contact Details Julie Rothhouse +1 703-401-2340 Julie@SynaVoiceSOL.com Company Website http://www.synavoicesol.com

June 30, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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