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How Will Social Media Adapt to the Advertising Squeeze?

QYOU Media

ValueTheMarkets.com News Commentary - Total worldwide internet users numbered 5 billion in April 2022, with Statista data showing 4.65 billion people use social media as numbers continue to rise. But with advertising spending knocked lower, how are social media businesses adapting? This article discusses the issue with reference to Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR), Snap (NYSE: SNAP), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and QYOU Media (TSX: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF). QYOU Media (TSX: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF) operates as a media company, producing and distributing content created by social media influencers, artists and digital content creators on television networks, satellite television, over-the-top media and mobile platforms. The company also manages influencer marketing campaigns for major film studios and key household brands. QYOU Media’s most recent earnings, which covered the three-month period ended 31 March, showed that the company had grown revenue by an astronomical increase of 2,410% against the same period 12 months prior. The business expects that, even with advertising headwinds, each of the rest of its quarterly updates across the year ahead will show record revenues. That expectation comes as the company’s Chtrbox subsidiary, which is one of India’s leading creator-powered companies connecting brands and social media influencers, has announced the launch of a new division. The ChtrSocial division will focus on helping brands multiply their social audiences with modern creative methods, including micro-videos and personalized brand storytelling. QYOU Media says the operation will offer cost effective and scalable solutions to community building for brands, allowing brands to become digital creators themselves. It sounds like an attractive offering in an environment where many advertisers are cutting back on advertising spend, while also focusing more on social media. With QYOU Media’s wealth of experience in influencer marketing on-hand, ChtrSocial could be an exciting project. Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR), which was cofounded by Jack Dorsey, provides online social networking and microblogging service, offering users the ability to follow other users' activity, read and post tweets. It might be one of the planet’s major players when it comes to social media, but the business has had a rocky ride over recent months. The company’s second quarter earnings saw average monetizable daily active usage rise by 16.6% on the same period in 2021. Even so, revenue dropped from $1.19bn to $1.18bn amid advertising headwinds. However, the company also blamed the drop on instability associated with Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover bid. In fact, Twitter is now suing the enigmatic South African billionaire in an effort to force him to follow through on the accepted bid. Legal wrangling could hurt the business further, but Twitter is unlikely to let the matter drop as Musk’s bid, which equated to $54.20 per share, represents a premium on the current share value. These difficulties may have contributed to the decision to increase the Twitter Blue service’s monthly price, which is climbing from $2.99 to $4.99 for new subscribers. However, subscription and other revenue decreased in the company’s most recent quarter, falling by 27% to $101m. This decline, coupled with the miniscule contribution from subscription revenue compared to ad revenue, calls into question the company’s capacity to deal with slowing ad revenues. With advertising revenue likely to dip, other industry peers also seem to be on the lookout for new or enhanced revenue streams. Snap (NYSE: SNAP) is one company trying out the subscription model for size. The business provides technology and social media services, developing mobile camera application products and services that allow users to send and receive photos, drawings, text and videos. The company, which runs the Snapchat platform, has changed its executive team amid advertising troubles but is having some success with new monetization efforts. The business is offering users a ‘premium’ service in the form of Snapchat+, available for $3.99 a month. It has seen some success, with Snap confirming that it had brought in more than 1 million subscribers less than six weeks after launch. Even without the potentially major impact of this subscription service, Snap reported revenue growth of 13% in its most recent earnings update. In its current state, this contribution is minor compared to the company’s overall revenue of more than $1bn in its second quarter, but the company will be hoping it is the springboard to further growth. CEO Evan Spiegel has hinted there could be further changes, stating the company is aiming to cultivate “new sources of revenue to help diversify our topline growth”. But when it comes to social media subscriptions, there is one offering which leads the way. Headed by Satya Nadella, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) offers applications, extra cloud storage, and advanced security solutions, serving customers worldwide. It might not be the first company you associate with social media, but the software giant’s business networking oriented social media offering, LinkedIn, looks to have been going from strength to strength. Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26.2bn in 2016, with the aim to grow the site and integrate software such as Office 365. Since then, it has achieved significant growth and become something of a money spinner. In the company’s most recent earnings, which covered the three-month period ended 30 June 2022, LinkedIn revenue jumped by 26% compared to the same period a year prior. This increase came even as Microsoft’s platform was impacted by a general downturn in advertising spend. The company has long operated a premium subscription service for users, which allows them to access in-depth statistics about their profiles, better visibility in messaging and access to training courses. Microsoft is also pushing ahead with integration of LinkedIn with its huge library of software applications, with one of the latest updates including integration with video chat software Teams. The software giant will be hoping that its multiple revenue streams and powerful synergy with other applications will mean that LinkedIn can continue to rake in the revenue despite an advertising slowdown. ValueTheMarkets.com News Commentary IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER PAID ADVERTISEMENT This communication is a paid advertisement. 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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This communication contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding expected continual growth of the featured companies and/or industry. Statements in this communication that look forward in time, which include everything other than historical information, are based on assumptions and estimates by our content providers and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the profiled company’s actual results of operations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results and performance to differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: the success of the profiled company’s operations; the size and growth of the market for the company’s products and services; the company’s ability to fund its capital requirements in the near term and long term; pricing pressures; changes in business strategy, practices or customer relationships; general worldwide economic and business conditions; currency exchange and interest rate fluctuations; government, statutory, regulatory or administrative initiatives affecting the company’s business. INDEMNIFICATION/RELEASE OF LIABILITY By reading this communication, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this disclaimer in full, and agree and accept that the Publisher provides no warranty in respect of the communication or the profiled company and accepts no liability whatsoever. 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Other than valuethemarkets.com, the Publisher is not affiliated, connected, or associated with, and the communication is not sponsored, approved, or originated by, the trademark holders unless otherwise stated. No claim is made by the Publisher to any rights in any third-party trademarks other than valuethemarkets.com. AUTHORS: VALUETHEMARKETS valuethemarkets.com and Digitonic Ltd and our affiliates are not responsible for the content or accuracy of this article. The information included in this article is based solely on information provided by the company or companies mentioned above. This article does not provide any financial advice and is not a recommendation to deal in any securities or product. News and research are not recommendations to deal, and investments may fall in value so that you could lose some or all of your investment. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. 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August 22, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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WiMi Built the Next Generation of XR to Enter the Business Market As the Metaverse Continues to Grow

WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc.

The Metaverse, a digitized virtual reality realm, is gaining popularity. The buzzword “Metaverse” was coined by sci-fi author Neal Stephenson in his novel Snow Crash in 1992. Its popularity is due to Facebook's decision to rename "Meta." The Metaverse is Not Far Away What is the Metaverse? We may picture it as a new interconnected platform. Ordinary video game players can only see what they are playing through a 2D flat screen on a mobile phone or computer. In contrast, the Metaverse can create a 3D space where players can access an immersive gaming experience. This is the charm of the Metaverse: people can switch between virtual and reality seamlessly. So how can we enter the Metaverse space? Major tech companies are now actively developing their ultimate solution, which is XR. XR is the next-generation mobile computing platform that combines real and virtual worlds, including VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), and MR (Mixed Reality). It is the key to the Metaverse, which can create immersive experiences. While XR has been applied in gaming and socializing for decades, it remained insipid until the technological advances and social changes brought about by the epidemic, which promoted the development of the Metaverse and inspired tens of billions of dollars of investment. It also made people believe that the Metaverse is the future and the next battlefield of the Internet. The XR market has been booming with great potential in recent years. The global VR industry size is expected to grow at an average annual rate of about 54% during the five years from 2020-2024, with VR growing at about 45% and AR growing at about 66%, both with a market share of RMB 240 billion in 2024, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). WiMi’s XR Opens Gate to the Metaverse It is sensible that the Metaverse will bring a new era for humanity in the coming years. WiMi Hologram Cloud (NASDAQ: WIMI) is devoting itself to developing Metaverse technology and has become an active player in this field. It is understood that the core team of WiMi has been engaged in the XR field for years. WiMi also established the Metaverse division to seize the golden opportunity and to design and produce industry benchmark XR products and experiences in software, content, system, SDK tools, and hardware for customers. After years of development, WiMi has become a leading XR builder in the industry and has established a relatively complete technology R&D system, content production and reserve system, and commercialization system. It has a robust XR technology research and development ecosystem. It has built an XR value industry chain with great potential for expansion. WiMi focuses on professional fields in Metaverse applications such as home entertainment, light field cinema, performing arts system, commercial publishing system, advertising display system, etc. In addition, WiMi has established a comprehensive XR content library compared to its peers. With 195 patents on technologies related to image processing and display, model input/output, 3D modeling, and 325 software copyrights, WiMi has produced over 4,600 high-quality, high-fidelity XR contents. In terms of the number of XR patents and software copyrights, WiMi is in the first tier of the industry. From the whole industry's perspective, XR technology commercialization has gone through the market education phase and gradually transitioned to the high-speed development period. Metaverse is a track with high market potential for WiMi. Based on the market trend and its experience, WiMi is firmly committed to a long-term development strategy and continues to improve brand awareness through the business market. WiMi is experienced in the market and can provide hardware and software solutions for the whole industry chain, empowering large enterprises and customers in the office, socializing, advertising, financing, and other fields, helping enterprises and customers reduce costs and increase efficiency. And next, WiMi will combine the advantages of 5G large bandwidth transmission, boost R&D and accumulate more service experience. Closing Remarks In 2022, the metaverse market is in full swing, with many tech companies scrambling to get in. Giants are entering the market, with Qualcomm launching a new generation of XR chips and Tencent setting up an XR division. More than 500 companies have reportedly joined the metaverse market. McKinsey believes the metaverse market will reach $5 trillion by 2030. This vast market share is unprecedented for all the major tech giants. About WIMI Hologram Cloud WiMi Hologram Cloud, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIMI), whose commercial operations began in 2015, is a holographic cloud comprehensive technical solution provider that focuses on professional areas including holographic AR automotive HUD software, 3D holographic pulse LiDAR, head-mounted light field holographic equipment, holographic semiconductor, holographic cloud software, holographic car navigation and others. Its services and holographic AR technologies include holographic AR automotive application, 3D holographic pulse LiDAR technology, holographic vision semiconductor technology, holographic software development, holographic AR advertising technology, holographic AR entertainment technology, holographic ARSDK payment, interactive holographic communication and other holographic AR technologies. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details WIMI Hologram Cloud Inc. pr@wimiar.com Company Website http://www.wimiar.com/en/

August 19, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Streaming Stocks Capitalizing on the Gaming Boom

QYOU Media

ValueTheMarkets.com News Commentary - With so much money on offer, it’s no wonder that the streaming specialists who already dominate the film and TV entertainment market are so keen to start benefitting from the growth of gaming. This article discusses this issue with reference to Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF). QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF) is currently focused on building a media brand that appeals to young Indians through its influencer-led TV and video-on-demand content. The company makes money from ad sales on its channels and through social media-based influencer marketing campaigns. Having already launched three new channels in 2022 and achieved the fastest channel growth in 2021 with its flagship Hindi-language offering, the business is achieving considerable growth. Now, the company has announced that it’s increasing its presence on Indian connected TV and digital platforms with the launch of a new channel – Q GameX. The reasoning behind this move is clear. This year the gaming industry is expected to surpass $208bn in revenue and statistics suggest that the number of gamers around the world will exceed three billion people. India is expected to be home to 450 million online gamers by 2023, putting it behind only China in terms of the number of users. Alongside this anticipated growth in audience is growth in the industry, with India’s gaming industry expected to reach $5bn by 2025, mainly driven by a rapidly increasing young population with higher disposable income. The new channel, Q GameX, will stream gameplay matches and battlegrounds while taking viewers through some interesting insights on consoles and gaming equipment, unboxing experiences, tips and tricks and much more. The company’s ultimate aim is to engage with digitally savvy young adults and monetize their viewership by working with brands and advertisers. QYOU ’s attitude to programming is similar to its other channels. The business will leverage content from a wide array of top social media influencers and digital content creators, serving it to a highly engaged audience 24/7. The channel, which is scheduled to launch in September 2022, will target the 18–35-year-old demographic. The Q India COO and leader of connected TV platform efforts, Krishna Menon, commented: “We are executing on our goal this year of becoming a leading provider of genre-based channels to audiences adopting Connected TVs as a primary destination for their viewing time". “Our unique and socially connected content style is perfectly aligned with what this audience is looking for. We expect more channel launches to be announced this year and of course, we believe that Q GameX can be a big winner on these platforms.” Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is another business looking to take advantage of the popularity of gaming. The streaming service giant was founded in 1997 and originally made its name as a movie rental service before becoming the biggest name in streaming. Now, the company is turning its attention to the world of gaming. The move started with the company’s ‘choose your own adventure’ style on-off episode of Black Mirror, titled Bandersnatch, which was released in December 2018. The interactive show allowed users to make choices and change the narrative, allowing them to experience different plots and endings. This was Netflix dipping its toes in, but appears to have been a sign of things to come. After launching a series of mobile games in November 2021, the company has been consistently releasing new game content. It has currently built up a portfolio of more than 20 titles. The company’s emphasis is on accessibility for all users, with the goal being increased engagement from subscribers. To this end, it has acquired several development studios and claims to have a strong pipeline of new releases for the next couple of years. Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) is another entertainment giant which has an eye on the gaming space. The company has a long history of engaging with gaming, with releases coming in the form of numerous movie tie-in titles and standalone efforts featuring famous characters such as Disney Infinity and Epic Mickey. September will see a major new release for the company with copies of Disney Dreamlight Valley hitting the physical and virtual shelves in early access form. This title, which is available across all major console platforms, is free to play and will allow gamers to solve mysteries, embark on quests and build their own village, all while accompanied by Disney’s famous roster of characters. Back in 2020, it was reported that the company was looking to team up with game studios in order to increase the number of titles featuring Disney-owned intellectual properties. With enormous properties like Star Wars, The Simpsons, The Marvel Cinematic Universe and much more besides in its back pocket, Disney is well-placed to benefit from a big push into the gaming industry. Another business with one eye on streaming and another on gaming is Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). The company hasn’t always been the friendliest to gamers, with macOS still limiting the titles that users can access compared to the wealth of gaming riches available to PC users. Additionally, the company designed the now largely forgotten PiPP!N console in the mid-1990s. This console performed poorly as it tried to compete in a saturated market full of more warmly received competitors. However, recent years have seen the company attempt to embrace the gaming market more and more, with the most significant move being the launch of Apple Arcade in September 2019. This is a subscription-based service that offers gamers access to a range of titles without advertising, in-game transactions, data tracking, or the need for a constant internet connection. A report released by JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee estimated that the platform will be pulling in revenues of around $1.2bn by 2026, compared to around $7bn from the Apple Music streaming service. Combined, the Apple Store, Apple TV+, Apple Music and Arcade reported revenue of $19.82bn in the three months ended 31 March, though Apple has not released a breakdown of which service produced what. Apple’s offering is minor and focused on mobile titles at the moment, but the company is more than capable of backing a more significant push into the gaming market. ValueTheMarkets.com News Commentary IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER PAID ADVERTISEMENT This communication is a paid advertisement. ValueTheMarkets is a trading name of Digitonic Ltd, and its owners, directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and assigns (collectively the Publisher) is often paid by one or more of the profiled companies or a third party to disseminate these types of communications. In this case, the Publisher has been compensated by QYou Media Inc. to conduct investor awareness advertising and marketing and has paid the Publisher the equivalent of one hundred and ninety thousand US Dollars to produce and disseminate this and other similar articles and certain related banner advertisements. 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August 17, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fullintel Appoints Angela Dwyer as Head of Insights

Fullintel, LLC

Fullintel, a leading media monitoring and media intelligence service, is proud to announce it has appointed Angela Dwyer, a leader in the global PR measurement industry, as its new Head of Insights. A former senior vice-president at NYC-based PR agency Lippe Taylor and senior project manager at PRIME Research (now Cision), Angela has spent years developing and implementing advanced media metrics – such as the Hypatia Gravity Score – to help improve the effectiveness of PR campaigns and media outreach. She’s also actively involved in the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) and International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC). Building on Fullintel’s Award-Winning Media Measurement Foundation “Fullintel has mastered a cost-effective, human-curated media monitoring approach,” explains Dwyer, “along with a great analysis foundation in terms of Fullintel’s Media Impact Score and PredictiveAI™ crisis module. I want to continue adding to that by customizing the approach for each client based on a range of factors, such as drivers of recall, predictors of how someone might think about your brand, or even different audience drivers depending on the client’s goal.” Angela’s addition builds on Fullintel’s growing momentum in the PR measurement industry, culminating in the company winning Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards at the 2021 AMEC Awards for media measurement. “Angela is one of the most talented senior members of the global measurement community, period. We’re extremely proud to have her join our team,” said Fullintel President Andrew Koeck. “We look forward to providing our clients across healthcare, tourism, retail, aviation, and other industries with even more impactful and actionable insights, based on our ever-evolving measurement program and new products such as PredictiveAI.” Improving Measurement Standards For Communicators Angela is a regular on several industry committees and boards, including the International Public Relations Measurement Commission. She’s also set to join other media measurement experts in hosting the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Master Class, a strategic playbook for communicators featuring eight live and interactive sessions from Sept. 19, 2022 to April 18, 2023. About Fullintel: Fullintel combines best-in-class technology with expert content curation to deliver the most relevant, cost optimized media monitoring, daily news briefs, and media analysis possible. Our analysts curate print, online, social media, broadcast, and influencer opinions in real time compiled by technology, supplemented and verified by humans. Where technology alone fails, your dedicated analyst has you covered. Fullintel has offices in Cambridge, Mass., Ottawa, Ont. and Nagercoil, India. Contact Details Fullintel Samuel Chen +1 339-970-8005 schen@fullintel.com Company Website https://fullintel.com/

August 17, 2022 10:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Goodway Group Recognized for Marketing Analytics Innovation in 5th Annual MarTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Goodway Group

Goodway Group, a leading data and tech-enabled brand-performance digital marketing services firm, today announced that it has been selected as winner of the “Best Overall Marketing Analytics Solution” award in the fifth annual MarTech Breakthrough Awards. The program is conducted by MarTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing, sales and advertising technology industry today. Goodway Group has previously won two MarTech Breakthrough awards - “Best Data Visualization Solution” in 2020 and “Best Predictive Analytics Solution” in 2021. Goodway Group's analytics solution consists of Audience Design 2.0, which harnesses the power of first, second and third-party data to create custom targeting strategies to reach the right audience with the right message at the right time. The company’s data sources develop unique audiences for clients, including customer personas, propensity models, look-alike models, offline models, retargeting strategies and suppression models. “It’s an honor to receive just one MarTech Breakthrough award, but this being our third is incredibly special. We believe that our marketing analytics platform solves the modern-day marketer's challenges by leveraging technology to create scaled efficiency that empowers human talent,” said Jay Friedman, President at Goodway Group. “The complex technology has been intentionally built to deliver sophisticated targeting, efficient buying and advanced measurement for our clients. We will continue to improve the product to greatly enhance our client experience.” The mission of the MarTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of marketing, sales and advertising technology-related categories, including marketing automation, market research and customer experience, AdTech, SalesTech, marketing analytics, content and social marketing, mobile marketing and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,950 nominations from over 18 different countries. “In today’s digital media landscape options are nearly endless. Being able to truly harness data to analyze the success or failure of campaigns is a crucial component marketers can't afford to be without,” said James Johnson, Managing Director at MarTech Breakthrough. “Goodway Group is able to deliver advanced media strategy to meet the needs of any brand marketer through the breakthrough Audience Design 2.0 data source, and we are thrilled to recognize the agency once again this year - this time for ‘Best Overall Marketing Analytics Solution.’” Passport One™, a new addition to Audience Design, is Goodway's access to a database that identifies a marketer's customers, enhances existing first-party data and creates new opportunities for closed-loop measurement. RealValue is an algorithmic suite that applies optimizations to amplify what's working and eliminate what's not. The suite uses machine learning to drive unmatched media performance through predictive modeling and impression evaluation, geographic insights and linear touch attribution. RealValue optimizes campaigns based on multiple dimensions while also protecting them from quality assurance issues. Additionally, Campaign Engine centralizes multi-platform, cross-channel campaigns and automates repetitive tasks. Campaign Engine works across multiple DSPs and paid search, social and programmatic. With Insights, Goodway Group account teams are empowered to harness data with the intent of crafting compelling, impactful stories for clients. It democratizes log-level data, making it a seamless process to generate actionable insights at scale. Lastly, SmartGuard protects campaigns from costly quality assurance issues, combats fraud and ensures brand safety. SmartGuard continually monitors campaigns with real-time alerts. About Goodway Group Goodway Group is a leading data-driven and technology enabled digital media and marketing services firm with offices in the U.S. and the UK. Our diverse team of digital strategists, media practitioners, technologists, and data scientists have won the most prestigious awards for innovative marketing technology, impactful work, and inclusive remote-first places to work including being honored as a multi-year Ad Age Best Places to Work, Ad Exchanger’s Best Use of Technology by an Agency Award, and two MarTech Breakthrough Awards. The firm deploys deep expertise across both consumer and B2B marketing, including brand-performance advertising, retail media and commerce, and advanced analytics using proprietary digital programmatic technologies, data, analytics methodologies, and consultation. Goodway Group is a 100-year-old independent and remote first media and marketing services firm. Find Goodway Group online at goodwaygroup.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Goodway Group. Honestly Smart Digital. About MarTech Breakthrough Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the MarTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in marketing, ad and sales technology companies, products and people. The MarTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough marketing technology companies and products in categories including marketing automation, AdTech, SalesTech, marketing analytics, CRM, content and social marketing, website, SEM, mobile marketing and more. For more information, visit MarTechBreakthrough.com. Contact Details Kite Hill PR for Goodway Group Patrice Gamble goodway@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.goodwaygroup.com/

August 11, 2022 03:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Size Inclusivity in Fashion

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Over the course of the last year, women’s clothing brand, J.Jill, set out to better understand what women want from fashion and the shopping experience. In response, J. Jill is celebrating the launch of Welcome Everybody, a fully inclusive shopping experience online and in stores, that celebrates the totality of women everywhere. Recently, VP of Design at J.Jill, Elliot Staples, and Size Inclusive Style Expert, Rochelle Johnson, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss size inclusivity and the new Welcome Everybody campaign. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/x8xDhhQv9sU The Welcome Everybody campaign is a fully inclusive campaign that clearly communications J.Jill’s significant offerings and aligns with our mission of celebrating the totality of women The campaign was created to create a fully inclusive shopping experience, following extensive listening and market research with customers. Their visual campaigns will be refreshed with a range of models and influencers, such as Rochelle, showcasing a range of sizes and body types to ensure each customer can feel represented in J. Jill campaigns. Women are not just one size fits all, as we know almost 70% of women in the US are size 14 and above. It is important that brands not only understand that but stand behind that and design their product for women of all shapes and sizes. While J.Jill has always catered to this market, they are continuing to evolve and include more inclusive sizing throughout their product offering. Plus size fashion has historically been an underrepresented category in the fashion space and those who have not met the ideal size standards have been limited in fashion options. As Rochelle looks toward the season ahead, in terms of fashion, it’s really all about transitional items that get you from day to night. As a mom of two, anything that makes my morning easier such as ultra- premium fabrics that make my outfits feel luxe. The entire collection boasts beautiful details, easy silhouettes, and soft luxurious fabrics that J. Jill is so well known for. For more information, visit jjill.com About Elliot Staples Senior Vice President of Design, Product Development About Rochelle Johnson Rochelle Johnson, an influential voice in the size inclusivity space. With a dedicated following of over 411K followers on Instagram, Rochelle is an influential voice within the body inclusivity community. Through her social media and blog, Beauticurve, which she started almost 10 years ago, Rochelle refers to her platform as a one stop shop for all curvy girls to live a life of affordable style, lavish home decor, luxury, laughter and self-love. Known for her fashion expertise, Rochelle is working with J.Jill to continue to evolve how they represent all women in their product and in-stores. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

August 11, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CleverTap Raises US$105M in Series D Funding Round Led by CDPQ

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CleverTap, a leading global B2B SaaS platform for customer engagement and retention today announced it has signed definitive agreements to raise US$105M in a Series D funding round led by CDPQ, a global investment group who committed US$75M, with participation from IIFL AMC’s Tech Fund, along with existing investors Tiger Global and Sequoia India. The funds will be used to support CleverTap’s global expansion and enhance the development of its world-class solutions and technology. Founded in Mumbai in 2013 and headquartered in Mountain View, California, CleverTap’s customer engagement and retention SaaS platform leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to offer a comprehensive user engagement suite that enables brands to build valuable, long-term relationships with their customers. CleverTap’s subscription-based solution has been adopted by a loyal customer base of 1,200 brands in 100 countries representing 10,000 apps across industries including Fintech, eCommerce, Subscription, On Demand, and Streaming media. In June 2022, CleverTap completed the acquisition of San Francisco-based Leanplum, a leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, further strengthening its footprint in North America and Europe. In the same month, it also unveiled TesseractDB™, the world’s first purpose-built database designed to dramatically improve user engagement and retention for digital consumer brands. “Our vision has been to reshape the way businesses engage with their consumers and bring the tech to MarTech. The addition of long-term investors CDPQ and IIFL AMC Tech fund to CleverTap’s existing backers, Sequoia India, Accel, Tiger Global, and Recruit Holdings is a great endorsement of the successful business we have built, the innovation we bring to the market and the growth potential CleverTap holds,” said Sunil Thomas, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, CleverTap. “The fresh funds will help fuel our plans to further strengthen our presence in key geographies and expand our teams. The last few months have been quite exciting for us with the Leanplum acquisition and unveiling of TesseractDB™. And now with the new institutional investors coming on board we have all that we need to grow at a faster rate while consolidating our position as the global leader in the retention space.” “CleverTap has established itself as a partner of choice for its clients by helping them generate significant incremental revenue. Its subscription-based platform offers a single and reliable source of information that allows brands to maximize the lifetime value of their existing customers by engaging them in a highly personalized way” said Martin Laguerre, Executive Vice-President and Head of Private Equity, CDPQ. “As consumer brands are increasingly focused on customer retention and prioritize tools offering tangible return on investment, we believe CleverTap is well positioned to maintain its global growth trajectory and help more businesses enhance their customer experience.” “CleverTap is a fast-growing SaaS company that not only has recurring revenue streams and top tier financial metrics, but also a scalable business model with large addressable markets” added Meng Ann Lim, Managing Director, Direct Private Equity for Asia Pacific, CDPQ. “This investment is in line with our strategy to work with innovative companies that enable rapid digital transformation, especially in the Asia-Pacific region where high smartphone penetration is facilitating the digitalization of the economy at a rapid pace.” “Enterprises are increasingly looking to engage with customers in a real time and in a personalized manner across digital channels. CleverTap’s full stack approach to customer engagement allows them to perform user analytics and run personalized customer campaigns on a real-time basis which enables companies to improve user retention and understand user journeys across channels” said Chetan Naik, Fund Manager and Senior Executive Vice-President, Private Equity at IIFL AMC. “CleverTap has built a unique product suite and analytics capabilities that runs over a proprietary database. CleverTap is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies with best-in-class revenue retention rates. We are excited to partner with them in their journey of creating a leading global customer retention platform out of India.” “The latest fundraise reaffirms customer and market belief in CleverTap and our growth potential. This fundraise will help us elevate our growth trajectory and further enable us to innovate better and faster while staying ahead of the curve,” said Sidharth Malik, Chief Executive Officer, CleverTap. “The paradigms of user engagement are changing, and as industry leaders we are best positioned to help businesses adapt to this ever-evolving consumer landscape. Our recent acquisitions helped us expand our foothold in North America and Europe, and enhance our leadership in verticals such as on-demand and subscription.” As part of the transaction, CDPQ will join CleverTap’s Board of Directors upon closure of this funding round. IIFL AMC’s investment is subject to approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). ABOUT CLEVERTAP CleverTap is the World’s No.1 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 100 countries and 10,000 apps, including Gojek, ShopX, Canon, Electronic Arts, TED, English Premier League, TD Bank, Carousell, AirAsia, Papa John’s, and Tesco, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long-term revenue. Backed by leading investors such as Sequoia India, Tiger Global, Accel, CDPQ, IIFL and Recruit Holdings, 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 CDPQ At CDPQ, we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public pension and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at December 31, 2021, CDPQ’s net assets totalled CAD 419.8 billion. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages. CDPQ is a registered trademark owned by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and licensed for use by its subsidiaries. ABOUT IIFL AMC IIFL Asset Management (IIFL AMC) is a part of IIFL Wealth and Asset Management. IIFL AMC is an alternates-focused asset management and has been playing a pivotal role in the growth of the AIF industry in India. A disciplined and active management approach combined with research-led strategies allows IIFL AMC to tap into India’s potential for delivering on its commitments and long-term growth. The AMC’s diversified suite of mutual funds, PMS, alternative investment funds, credit funds and venture capital funds span public and private equities as well as fixed income securities and real estate. IIFL AMC’s distinctive products bring out the entrepreneurial edge, agility and speed of execution of a boutique asset management business, while providing gold standards of corporate governance of a large corporation with a long-term focus. 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 result in the actual outcome 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/

August 10, 2022 11:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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OPPO ColorOS 12 wins four design awards at the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2022

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SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 August 2022 - OPPO ColorOS 12 wins four design awards at the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design Awards for 2022, recognizing the pioneering designs on its operations system ColorOS12 with OPPO SANS Fonts, O Relax app, OMOJI, and the Two-Finger Split Screen function. OPPO Sans -2022 Red Dot Winner OPPO SANS is a universal typeface designed by OPPO. The visual optimization ranges from the font’s structure to its glyphs. Optimization like the simplification of strokes also allows the overall shape of the font to appear more concise and elegant. These updates present an upgraded sense of technology and strengthen the font’s legibility on a variety of screen displays in different products. O Relax-Cities -2022 Red Dot Winner O Relax is OPPO's digital wellbeing application that provides users with soothing music tracks and ambient sounds of nature and city to relax your mind. Its key feature – Sounds of the City – inspired by locations all around the world, offers users with high-quality ambiance sounds recorded from locations around the globe including Reykjavik, Beijing, and Tokyo. Each presented in the distinctive sounds ranging from vibrant sound such as a fast-approaching train, to the calming sound of a pavement in a neighbourhood, to soothing sounds of nature from gentle breeze and heavy rain. Such an audible exploration of the world enables users to immerse themselves into their own experience of serenity and meditation. OMOJI - 2022 Red Dot Winner OMOJI from ColorOS 12 is supported by OPPO's industry-leading Face Capture algorithm. With the high-precision models of virtual expression that is built upon 52 core human facial expression together with 200+ stylistic elements, users are able to customize unique emoji that represents their own style, and to send messages with a personal touch. Two-Finger Split Screen – 2022 Red Dot Winner ColorOS 12 introduce the new “Two-Finger Split Screen” function is tailored to the 7.1-inch large screen of OPPO’s first folding screen mobile phone, Find N, optimising user experience through providing efficiency and multi-tasking flexibility. Users can easily swipe down the middle of the foldable screen with two fingers, the screen display will then be split into two to aid with multi-tasking demands. Such design is aimed to be both intuitive and self-explanatory to users. The Red Dot Design Award is amongst the most prestigious of professional design competitions globally. The accolades are direct recognition to OPPO’s world-class design capabilities. In the future, OPPO will continue to endeavours on delivering users with more comprehensibile and comfortable experience through ColorOS. O PPO recently announced the date of the global online launch event for its latest mobile operating system, ColorOS 13. It will be one of the first OEM operating systems based on Android 13 to be launched. For more information about ColorOS 13, please join the ColorOS Official Launch Event on YouTube and Twitter at 7:00 PM GMT+8 on August 18 th, 2022. About OPPO OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find X and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO also provides its users with ColorOS operating system and internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO has footprints in more than 60 countries and regions, with more than 40,000 employees dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world. About ColorOS ColorOS is a highly customized, efficient, intelligent, and richly designed Android-based mobile OS from OPPO. With over 500 million global monthly active users, ColorOS supports 67 languages, including English, Hindi, Thai, and Indonesian. Contact Details OPPO Media Contact press@oppo.com

August 10, 2022 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Assembly Hires Gaby Sethi as Global Head of Impact

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Global omnichannel agency and Ad Age Purpose-Led Agency of the Year, Assembly, has brought on Gaby Sethi as our new Global Head of Impact. Gaby will strengthen the agency’s social and environmental impact proposition and lead a comprehensive strategy globally to deliver meaningful and measurable impact, with a key initiative being the agency’s achievement of B Corp certification. Gaby joins Assembly with an impressive background in the impact space, having most recently led OVO Foundation, the philanthropic arm of OVO Energy. With Purpose – inclusive of People, Impact, and BI E&D (Belonging, Inclusion, Equity, Diversity) – being a key aspect of Assembly’s global approach, the role is critical to the agency’s ability to drive meaningful change for all stakeholders, all around the world. On joining Assembly, Gaby shared, “I loved that delivering impact and supporting communities was already core to Assembly’s DNA. And at just a few weeks in, I already feel incredibly supported by leadership and the whole agency, as I set out to shape a new vision for Impact.” “It’s proof that Assembly is genuinely committed to being a purposeful business.” Assembly started off 2022 as Ad Age’s first-ever Purpose-Led Agency of the Year, a recognition gained in celebration of the agency’s global 1,200 Moves for Impact completed in 2021, led by former Head of Impact Hanna Kubbutat-Byrne, as well as our dynamic work with clients which placed sustainability at the heart of media strategy and execution. The goal, looking forward, is to build a more connected community globally who are driving toward common sustainability and social impact goals, in addition to investing in strategic partnerships and developing new ways to engage clients in the agency’s impact efforts. Gaby added, “Assembly are total experts in growing the world’s largest brands. We have an important opportunity to work with clients who are, likewise, purpose-led and are helping create solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Together alongside our clients, we can achieve exponential impact.” Global CEO of Assembly, James Townsend, commented, “We have huge strides to make, in an environment where both our talent and clients are asking us to commit to and deliver positive environmental and social impact. Gaby will help us more clearly define and evolve our ways of working to ensure we can meet our goals, while keeping purpose at the core of our progressive company.” 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 1,600 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 Sara Pollack, VP of Marketing +1 917-438-4922 sara.pollack@assemblyglobal.com Company Website https://www.assemblyglobal.com/

August 10, 2022 04:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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