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Claravine Grows Leadership Team with the Appointment of Olivia Mills, Senior Manager of People & Culture

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Claravine, a pioneer in data integrity with its platform, The Data Standards Cloud, has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Olivia Mills, who joins as the Senior Manager of People and Culture. Mills is responsible for supporting the aggressive growth goals of the company to double its headcount this year and to continue to build and amplify Claravine’s strong remote-first company culture, which is centered around a commitment to people development and customer focus. Claravine has a strong foothold in the marketing technology landscape, working with brands like Under Armour, Ancestry and Vanguard, among other Fortune 1000 companies. As part of its expansion this year, the company is planning to hire key roles for teams in the disciplines of customer success, product management & design, sales, business development, marketing, accounting & operations and engineering. Mills will be developing and executing against the growth strategy that focuses on team member empowerment, talent acquisition and recruitment, employee culture in the virtual-first environment as well as diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Claravine empowers a proactive approach to marketing measurement by activating data standards across people and technology – bridging the silos that limit speed and decisions. With a collaborative user interface and strategic integrations with top data management platforms such as Adobe and Google, The Data Standards Cloud platform enables global organizations to define, apply and connect standards across their ecosystem for faster decisions, greater agility and increased ROI. “Claravine’s unique solutions and robust growth strategy for the year ahead have been so inspiring to me. I am eager to find the best talent, build teams and help them grow, enabling the company to continue to be successful,” Mills said. “It’s my job to make sure every new and current employee feels like they have a place and a path forward with the company so that our culture ultimately speaks for itself.” Prior to joining Claravine, Mills served as a Human Resources Consultant for a Colorado-based financial service company where she developed initiatives and implemented processes across recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training, retention and development and DEI. Mills brings her experience in hiring top talent as well as assisting in all areas of change like company culture, compensation and performance reviews, management structure and training. Mills holds a Masters of Professional Studies from The George Washington University as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Olivia to our team,” said Verl Allen, CEO of Claravine. “As we continue on our growth journey, acquiring and developing talent is of the utmost importance. People are at the heart of everything we do. Olivia’s experience in leading with a people-first mindset, along with her integrity and candor, make her the ideal fit for our organization.” About Claravine Claravine is a pioneer in Data Integrity for the global enterprise. We empower a proactive approach to marketing measurement by activating data standards across people and technology, bridging the silos that limit speed and decisions. That’s why nearly a quarter of the Fortune 100 use our platform, The Data Standards Cloud, to define, apply and connect standards across their ecosystem for faster decisions, greater agility, and increased ROI. Contact Details Maggie Stasko Kite Hill PR maggie@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.claravine.com/

March 30, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Fullintel Hub: Real-Time, Human-Curated Media Monitoring With PredictiveAI™

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Fullintel, a leading media monitoring and intelligence service, is proud to announce the launch of its new real-time media monitoring platform with predictive artificial intelligence capabilities: Fullintel Hub. Fullintel Hub combines actionable news curated by AMEC-certified media analysts with a quality assured, automated news feed that delivers ultra-relevant, real-time results. Meanwhile, Fullintel Hub’s PredictiveAI™ technology works tirelessly in the background to highlight which real-time stories have the potential to trend or go viral – helping PR teams get in front of breaking stories earlier. “We’re extremely proud to launch a first-of-its-kind, real-time media monitoring platform that combines our award-winning human curation services with intelligent automation and AI,” said Fullintel President Andrew Koeck. “Fullintel Hub is exactly that: It’s a full-on media monitoring hub that includes a human-curated news feed, a quality-assured automated news feed, along with PerdictiveAI capabilities to help PR teams make faster and smarter decisions.” Clients can use Fullintel Hub to easily build customized ad hoc reports and share articles instantly through social media or RSS. Clients can also ask their dedicated media analyst to customize Fullintel Hub with limitless topics, subtopics, and other custom information. Fullintel’s proprietary PredictiveAI human-in-the-loop machine learning technology is the first-ever AI solution that predicts which stories will trend or go viral. It combines 100-plus proprietary machine learning models with an issues ontology and first-of-its-kind global events database containing 40 years’ worth of annotated data. 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 Jim Donnelly jdonnelly@fullintel.com Company Website https://fullintel.com/

March 30, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Velocity Global to double its workforce by empowering employees to work anywhere

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Company offers unique benefits for remote work, currently employs 600+ in 47 countries Company will double its team for second year running Velocity Global, the leading provider of global employment solutions, today announced that it will more than double in size throughout 2022 to help companies around the world put their people first by letting them work from anywhere. The company currently employs over 600 people in 47 countries across six continents. "We're doubling our team to meet the new reality for our clients and talent — anyone can work anywhere," said Ben Wright, Velocity Global founder and CEO. "We fulfill dreams of a new way to work that puts our people in control of how they live their lives. We do it for our team as an example for our clients of how to attract and nurture the best talent in the world." This year, Velocity Global will add more than 600 team members, following last year’s growth in which the company also doubled in size adding more than 300. Velocity Global proudly offers unique benefits to meet the growing demand for remote work. This includes initiatives that enhance well-being and resilience to reduce work-from-home burnout, workspaces for those who need them, primary and secondary caregiver support, and of course, the opportunity to work from wherever they choose around the globe. “What we are doing at Velocity Global is meeting our people where they are, empowering them to define who they are, and how we as an employer can be a meaningful part of their lives,” said Sarah Fern, chief people officer. “We put our people first in all of our employment practices, whether that is unlimited time off or our signature annual outreach program to travel anywhere in the world to take a coworker or client out for coffee. We work anywhere as a way of living life to the fullest, and deliver that same experience for our clients and talent around the world.” In 2021, the Velocity Global careers page attracted more than 100,000 visits, in addition to talent who found job listings through LinkedIn or other platforms. Of these, a staggering 26,000 people applied for a job, and 300 were employed by Velocity Global. Talent who are ready to be the CEOs of their own careers can visit the company’s careers page. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Its Global Work Platform™ simplifies the employer and talent experience through its proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. The platform offers a full suite of talent solutions, including global Employer of Record and Contractor Management, to help companies onboard, manage, and pay talent in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States. Thousands of brands rely on Velocity Global to build international teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. Velocity Global was named a "Leader" in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information, visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global Chris McGrath +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

March 30, 2022 07:01 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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PCMA Appoints Joe McKnight as COO, Head of Corporate Development, PCMA Capital Advisors

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PCMA, the pioneer and leading voice in Non-Bank Private Client Lending, announced the hiring of industry veteran Joe McKnight, COO, Head of Corporate Development at PCMA Capital Advisors. overseeing the firm’s compliance, operations, and risk management programs. McKnight joins the firm with over 16 years of experience in operational enterprise risk management, and corporate development initiatives. His primary responsibilities include helping develop and implement the firm’s strategic growth plan, executive oversight of enterprise growth initiatives, including new business expansion, mergers and acquisitions and business development. “Joe is a high-caliber executive with a proven track record and is a very talented leader,” said John Royce Lynch, CEO and Founder of PCMA Capital Advisors and PCMA Private Client Companies. “We are laser focused on closing the loop in providing liquidity to the private client community. Joe’s ability to clarify business needs, identify opportunities, processes, and tools that empower collaboration across our teams will play a critical role in supporting the future growth of our firm as a whole.” Joe has held leadership positions and built extensive financial industry insight, having broad expertise across the asset management, private equity, and investment management industries. Prior to joining PCMA Capital Advisors, Mr. McKnight served as Director of Legal, Executive Vice President at ECC Capital Corporation, a publicly traded REIT invested in RMBS. McKnight held management responsibility and oversight of ECC’s mortgage-back securitizations, and all regulatory compliance, licensing, litigation, and sub-servicing related to the portfolio of securitization assets. “I am excited to take the role of COO to focus on empowering the organization to even greater collaboration and innovation across every part of our business,” said Joe McKnight, COO and Head of Corporate Development at PCMA Capital Advisors. “Our ability to deliver innovative solutions and outstanding outcomes for clients is fueled by the talent, creativity, and intellectual rigor of our people and our uniquely collaborative culture.” Since 2015, Joe has served as Co-Chair for the Special Olympics’ annual gala the Heart of a Champion. He’s a current executive board member of Age Well Senior Services providing critical services, resources, and programs to seniors living in South Orange County. Joe attended Gonzaga School of Law receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2006, B.S. in Philosophy from California State University, Fullerton, and Harvard Business School Executive Education. About PCMA PCMA is a vertically integrated Asset Origination and Convexity Management firm that specializes in Structured, Super Prime, Non-Agency, Private Client Credit. With its captive origination unit, PCMA has become the leading Non-Bank Private Client Lender in the U.S. What began as a linear venture has morphed into a vertical organization and industry leading incubator of ideas pushing the boundaries of innovation in high-capacity financial services. PCMA offers qualified individuals and institutions bespoke lending and advisory services across all major credit, and residential asset classes. PCMA is headquartered in Orange County, CA. Additional information is available at www.pcma.capital & www.pcma.us.com Forward-Looking Statements This release may contain “forward-looking statements,” which reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, its operations and financial performance. You can identify these statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “anticipation”, “potential,” “continue,” “may,” “seek,” “approximately,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate”, “preparing” and similar expressions or the negative versions of these words or comparable words, as well as future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would” and “could.” These forward-looking statements are based on current available operating, financial, economic and other information, and are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict. Therefore, current plans, anticipated actions, financial results, as well as the anticipated development of the industry, may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in any forward-looking statement. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law. Contact Details Pcma Private Client Jason L Jepson +1 949-394-7033 jjepson74@gmail.com Company Website https://pcma.us.com

March 30, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Maserati Brings Versatility, Elegance, Performance and Innovation to The Road with the New Grecale SUV

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From affordable models to luxury ones, SUVs are dominating the U.S. automotive landscape – almost 80% of the U.S. market last year. With the unveil of their all-new Grecale SUV, (pronounced gre-CAH-leh) Maserati is competing where the market is growing in the mid-size SUV space. Recently, CEO of Maserati Americas, Bill Peffer, participated in a satellite media tour to talk about the increasing popularity of SUVs among U.S. car buyers and the launch of the new Maserati Grecale SUV. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/jYRi2JiYCG8 The new Maserati Grecale SUV is “The Everyday Exceptional”. The Grecale SUV offers best-in-class performance, comfort, and technology. First, the V6 523 hp Grecale Trofeo has best in class performance with 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, and best top speed in the category at 177 mph Second, is the best in class comfort with more rear legroom (almost 7 more inches than the competition), more storage capacity (1.7 cubic feet more cargo than the competitors) and more overall passenger space that accommodates up to the 99 th percentile in both the front and rear seats Third, the Grecale is packed with standout technology including a standard 14 speaker audio system. The traditional Maserati clock is transformed into a virtual car assistant courtesy of voice recognition managed from the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, from the state-of-the-art infotainment and from Maserati Connect. And a first for Maserati is a wearable key that allows you access to your Maserati. A Limited Edition Grecale is available exclusively online. The Maserati Grecale Modena Limited Edition SUV only available via online reservation, for delivery starting fall 2022 in the US and Canada. The limited edition SUV includes special feature combinations only available on this specific vehicle during the reservation window. In the fall of 2022, three versions of the Grecale will available: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp (296 hp US/CAN); Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp (325 hp US/CAN) mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp (523 hp US/CAN) petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20. To complete the range, the Grecale Folgore, the 100% electric version with 400V technology at a later date in 2023. About Bill Peffer: Bill Peffer was named CEO of Maserati Americas, in January 2021. In his role, he leads all Maserati operations for North and South America. With over 25 years of diverse automotive experience, including increasingly senior positions at OEM’s in both the US and Australia, plus dealership retail operations expertise as the COO for a large, privately-held dealership group. Peffer holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelors from Michigan State University. Peffer holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelors from Michigan State University. Maserati S.p.A.: Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognizable by their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a reference point for the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, the first SUV made by Maserati, all models characterized by the use of the highest quality materials and excellent technical solutions. Ghibli and Levante are now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified cars. A complete range, equipped with V6 and V8 petrol, and 4 cylinder hybrid powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine, further embodies the performance DNA of the Trident Brand. The top-of-the-range is the MC20 super sports car, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. For further information on current products visit: www.Maserati.com Kas Rigas – Maserati Americas – kas.rigas@maserati.com Media Information is available here: https://media.maserati.com/ Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 29, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Entertainment Industry Leader Lou D’Angeli joins Logitix as Senior Director of Las Vegas Events

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Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced they have named Lou D’Angeli as their Senior Director of Las Vegas Events. D’Angeli brings over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive for renowned entertainment brands like Cirque du Soleil and World Wrestling Entertainment. Through this newly created position, D’Angeli will lead the Las Vegas division of Logitix to optimize live event ticket sales for Vegas area shows through real-time data, dynamic pricing, and distribution. “Adding Lou to Logitix represents our commitment to the Las Vegas market as the world’s entertainment capital,” said Logitix President Greg Nortman. “Lou is very well respected in the live events industry through his impressive work with companies like Cirque and WWE. He will play an integral role in helping the live events community in Las Vegas navigate their ticketing strategy.” Before joining Logitix, D’Angeli spent over 11 years with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, where he was Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Public Relations. He managed key relationships with MGM Resorts International, Apple Records (The Beatles), Disney, Treasure Island, and the Estate of Michael Jackson. In Las Vegas and Orlando, he was responsible for upwards of 5 million tickets sold and $500 million in yearly revenue. Before joining Cirque du Soleil, D’Angeli spent four years with WWE as Director of Marketing, where he implemented $2 million in national advertising focused on increasing pay-per-view numbers. Earlier in his career, D’Angeli worked on the venue side of the live events industry as an executive with Comcast-Spectacor. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Logitix managed 2.4 million tickets that sold for over $300 million through teams across the NFL, NBA, and NHL, plus NCAA events and live event properties. Logitix optimizes ticket sale outcomes for all of its partners through proprietary dynamic pricing and distribution. Its unique platform analyzes millions of real-time data points, providing up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its clients. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. # # # Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

March 29, 2022 11:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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THEOREM INC WINS BRONZE STEVIE® AWARD IN 2022 STEVIE AWARDS FOR SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE

Theorem Inc

Theorem Inc., a full-scale, flexible digital media and marketing services provider, was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Valuable Response by a Business Development Team category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes eight of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business Awards ® and International Business Awards ®. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations in 51 nations of all sizes and in virtually every industry competed this year. Over 150 worldwide professionals in eight specialized judging committees determined the winners. The competition included more than 90 categories for customer service and contact center achievements. Founded in 2002, by CEO Jay Kulkarni, Theorem provides end-to-end agile digital marketing services for some of the world's leading brands. Its unique approach is pioneering the future of full-service, flexible marketing solutions. Last year, the company launched its Theorem Cares initiative as an ongoing strategy to support its global employees and make a positive global impact. From improving vaccine accessibility in India to implementing a business continuity plan with employee wellness as the focus. The Stevie Award judges generously praised Theorem’s COVID-19 efforts stating, “Theorem’s vaccination initiative and transportation re-purposing for Indian employees is especially notable. We appreciate how Theorem not only served its employees, but the communities as well. All this while trying to keep business operating during the pandemic – a significant balancing act.” “Theorem is honored to be recognized for our agility and attentiveness to the individual needs of our employees and their communities across the globe,” Kulkarni said. “We were able to ensure our teams and their families had the resources they needed to stay as safe and healthy as possible. I am so proud of our amazing team around the world, who deserve all the credit for this award.” “The nominations we received for the 2022 competition illustrate that business development, customer service, and sales professionals worldwide, in all sorts of organizations, have continued to innovate, thrive, and meet customer expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher Miller. “The judges have recognized and rewarded their achievements, and we join them in applauding this year's winners for their continued success. We look forward to recognizing them on May 11.” Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales. For more information about Theorem Cares, click here. About Theorem Founded in 2002, Theorem creates, delivers and optimizes digital marketing campaigns for some of the world's most successful brands. By offering scaled technology, media, operations, marketing, CRM, and creative solutions under one roof, Theorem can provide flexible, full-service marketing solutions to their clients. Theorem’s consultancy teams and operational expertise helps brands simplify, streamline and automate complex digital tasks. This value exchange saves clients time, reduces their costs, and increases their revenue. For more information, visit www.theoreminc.net. Contact Details Maggie Stasko maggie@kitehillpr.com

March 29, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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John Deere Celebrates and Supports Modern Agriculture

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/13ONFt-E4F0 Farmers and ranchers are employing technology and innovation to feed the world. So, how is this being done and what equipment are they using? Smart technology in John Deere equipment helps farmers produce more with less, creating more successful crops while having a smaller impact on the land and environment. John Deere was in Washington, D.C., on National Ag Day, to advocate on behalf of U.S. farmers and ranchers A nationwide media tour was conducted featuring John Deere ag equipment on the National Mall and highlighted Deere’s purpose for being there in DC -- to discuss the technology and innovation farmers are employing today to feed the world. The world’s population is set to grow to nearly 10 billion people by 2050, so the global food demand will increase by 50%. There are projections that the population may grow to 10.9 billion by 2100. To reduce hunger and serve a growing population, we need to increase agricultural productivity by 60 to 70%. The only way to create greater food production while using less and protecting the environment is through smart machines that automate an increasing portion of the difficult job of farming to create more consistency, precision, and efficiency. It’s incredibly important to farmers to protect the quality of their land and the environment, as they depend on the land and the world’s other resources to survive and thrive. The more precisely and efficiently famers can use inputs like chemicals, the more sustainable and profitable their operations are. For more information visit: Deere.com or if you’re a Farmer, Contact Your Local John Deere Dealer About John Deere: John Deere manufactures nearly 100 distinct lines of equipment, for agriculture, turf, construction, and forestry. We’re a leading manufacturer of combines and other precision ag machines. Our customers have a deep connection to the land and so do we. Our Sustainability Goals focus on reducing our use of energy and water; recycling our waste; and designing products with a reduced environmental impact. For generations, farmers have cared for their land in ways that preserve it. They strive to make the most of every seed and kernel, every drop of nutrient and fuel, and every hour of work to ensure their business remains productive and profitable. Farmers work to protect their watersheds, preserve the health of their soil, and steward the other environmental resources needed to sustain their crops and their livelihoods. John Deere’s solutions empower farmers to achieve these aspirations. These solutions help farmers do their jobs more precisely and productively through advanced technology as well as make better decisions based on data. We work relentlessly to help them optimize inputs and maximize output. Our vision is to ensure our customers are the most profitable and sustainable in the world. John Deere precision technologies are delivering the ultimate sustainable outcome — farms that are more profitable and less intensive on the soil, water, and air. Since the beginning, we’ve been developing advanced tools and technologies that help farmers achieve this ultimate outcome. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 28, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise in Irvine, CA Achieves Record Monthly Sales Driven By Apparel and Promotional Products Growth

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Frank Matsumoto is the owner of Minuteman Press located at 18 Technology Drive, Suite 171, in Irvine, California. Frank has owned the business since 2010 and recently achieved record monthly sales. Frank says, “My growth was sparked by increases in apparel and promotional products sales. This made up 60% of my business while wide format printing was also a growth driver for us.” For nearly 12 years, Frank has built his brand by building relationships and following the Minuteman Press franchise business model to market his business. “I personally visit other local businesses to get to know other people and so they can get to know me. It also gives me the chance to see what they are doing in terms of promotional products as behind every counter are items like cups, pens, and t-shirts. Everywhere I go, I make sure to wear branded Minuteman Press apparel and I come prepared with our branded product catalogs. It starts with me wearing my own branded apparel and showing them our products, and then it goes – and grows – from there.” “As soon as I educate clients on our ability to go beyond printing, their mindset changes and suddenly they realize they can use our services for their apparel and promotional needs.” -Frank Matsumoto, owner, Minuteman Press franchise, Irvine, CA One client that has taken full advantage of Minuteman Press’ printing, apparel, and promotional products capabilities is HI-CHEW ™. Frank says, “We started our relationship on a phone call for a rush order of postcards. I visited with them, introduced myself, and secured the order. At first, we did a run of 25,000 die-cut postcards. This turned into a reorder for 75,000 and then later over 100,000 die-cut postcards featuring HI-CHEW™ products and coupons.” Frank continues, “Thanks to fulfilling that first order and then building that relationship, the number of items we’ve provided for HI-CHEW™ has grown considerably over the past four years. At the end of 2021, we did their string backpacks, sunglasses, laminated tote bags, t-shirts, 13,000 hand sanitizers, keychains, and stickers on their specialty buckets. We also provide branded apparel for their employees and for customer giveaways.” “There’s no way to replace the touch and feel of a promotional item or printed piece. It is simply good business to use print as a marketing tool to reach your target audience and help increase brand awareness as well as ROI.” -Frank Matsumoto Over the past two years, Minuteman Press in Irvine has remained open and operating throughout the pandemic as an essential business. During that time, Frank ramped up his marketing across all channels. He says, “We used mailers, built up our social media, and solidified our presence by generating positive Google reviews. We have earned a 5-star rating with nearly 100 reviews, and we are proud to receive such amazing customer feedback.” Today, as more business events return to Irvine, Frank has seen an uptick in trade show supplies. Frank says, “Orders for trade shows can include everything from booth displays, banners, and table throws to apparel and promotional products. For all of these items, Minuteman Press is here to help.“ “Irvine has one of the largest business hubs in Orange County. There are a lot of opportunities here, and I also am in a business complex building relationships each day with other business owners. I’ve used a combination of direct marketing, promotional mailers, email marketing, social media marketing, and networking through my BNI group to grow over the years.” Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Frank worked in sales. “I was looking at several franchises and did my due diligence. I really liked the structure of Minuteman Press, as well as the B2B nature of the business. I didn’t want to rely on walk-ins like a general retail store, and I love the Monday-Friday business hours. It gives me the freedom and flexibility to do things like pick up my daughter from school and take her to her fencing class while still being able to build my business.” Frank appreciates the ongoing local support he’s received from Minuteman Press since buying the business. “Whenever I need something, Dan Byers and the regional team is here to help me. I also like the FLEX software we use to manage all of the different aspects of the business.” When asked what the biggest lesson he’s learned over the past 12 years as a business owner, Frank answers, “What comes to mind is one of the first things that was taught during the Minuteman Press training program. There was a sign that said, ‘If you don’t market, you won’t make it.’ Over the years, and especially over the past two years, I can say that marketing has been huge for our sustained growth and success.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Irvine, CA, visit their website: https://www.irvine.minutemanpress.com. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

March 28, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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