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The Dyscommunication Crisis

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We've only scratched the surface of the more profound impact of digital communication. I'll Get Back to You: the Dyscommunication Crisis, Sam George's new book explains what's causing the connectivity problems and offers concrete remedies for emails and texts. The issue isn't technology. Sam George says the true communication revolution is the end of an immediate feedback loop. Humans have used direct feedback to communicate for millennia. It is necessary for comprehension and understanding others. Everything can be understood and clarified on the spot. It provides a solid foundation for communication critical to relationships. The broken feedback loop causes the Dyscommunication Crisis. Anxiety, uncertainty, and misunderstanding replace the reassuring backbone of direct feedback. We are never sure if our message is read, fully understood, and whether it will be returned. You're waiting for a response from your boyfriend. Your supervisor is taking a long time to respond. You've texted your son all day and received no response. You revert to a worst-case scenario for them. The psychological impact is severe. According to polls, over 66% of people regularly experience anxiety, agitation, worst-case scenarios, and negative loops of thinking because of an unreturned email or text. Even if your message is returned, it is not always a complete loop. The message might be vague, or you may misinterpret it, resulting in similar issues. Unlike in the past, there's no quick input to clear things up. We are not wired for digital communication. Cognitive science supports this. The brain seeks immediate feedback so it can complete the patterns it uses to process information. When it cannot finish the loop, it forces us to resort to the worst-case scenario. It is conclusive and satisfies the mind’s need to complete a pattern. Much of the misunderstandings caused by emails and texts are in relationships. Examples and tips are addressed in chapters, which include dating, couples, family, jobs, and friends. I'll Get Back to you is a digital communication master plan that includes: 1) Tactics to ensure your messages are returned promptly. 2) Examples and tips to prevent miscommunication with partners, family, friends. 3) Tested methods to ensure your email will be read and completely understood. 4) Strategies for following up on unclear and unanswered messages. 5) Proven techniques to quickly stop the anxiety. www.dyscommunication.com If you would like to talk to Sam, or need information, please contact Lori Ames. Lori Ames President ThePRFreelancer, Inc. lori@theprfreelancer.com 631-539-4558 www.ThePRFreelancer.com I’ll Get Back to You: The Dyscommunication Crisis: Why Unreturned Messages Drive Us Crazy and What to Do About It by Sam George Post Hill Press Trade Paperback On-Sale: April 27 th, 2021 ISBN: 9781642937190 $18.00 US / $25.00 CAD Sam George is a writer and media consultant who specializes in digital marketing. He is co-author of the nationally acclaimed, The Great Divide: Retro vs Metro America, which defined the cultural divide between Red and Blue states. And envisioned the culture war of today. The book earned reviews in the New York Times, Newsweek, and the L.A. times. Contact Details President ThePRFreelancer, Inc. Lori Ames +1 631-539-4558 lori@theprfreelancer.com

June 03, 2021 08:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Exclusive “Awesome” First Look at THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD

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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 – Now that LEGOLAND ® California Resort is back open after being closed for 13 months, the family theme park in Carlsbad, CA, is excited to announce the opening of THE LEGO ® MOVIE™ WORLD. Recently, LEGOLAND ® California Senior Media Relations Manager, Jake Gonzales, and Head of Public Relations at Merlin Entertainment, Julie Estrada, teamed up to share an exclusive first look at the new attraction and provide tips on what to know before planning your next trip. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/etg50475M_s THE LEGO ® MOVIE™ WORLD will drop visitors into the quirky, frenetic and manic world of Emmet Brickowski, Wyldstyle, UniKitty and Benny the Spaceman from “THE LEGO® Movie™” film franchise. Attractions include: Emmet’s Flying Adventure - This new flying theater ride is the biggest new attraction in THE LEGO ® MOVIE™ WORLD! Join Master Builders on a triple decker flying couch, as cutting-edge technology transports you all over THE LEGO ® MOVIE™ universe. Surrounded by a full-dome virtual screen, you'll feel like you're flying through a world created completely from LEGO bricks! UniKitty’s Disco Drop - This all-new drop tower ride will take you through a rainbow-filled journey based on Unikitty and her many moods. Swoop to the tiptop of Cloud Cuckoo Land, then drop, spin and bounce back down to earth in sync with Unikitty’s wide range of emotions! Benny’s Play-Ship - Benny’s spaceship has landed right in the middle of Bricksburg! Play on this space-themed playground structure and get ready for takeoff! In addition to the new rides and attractions, guests can choose from a host of food and beverage options in THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD. Enjoy delicious homemade ramen, rice bowls and salads in the land's premiere restaurant, Everything is Ramen! After something sweet? You're sure to be satisfied by Cloud Cuckoo Crepes. Finally, Benny’s Rocket Fuel offers a selection of drinks and snacks, including ice cream, popcorn, and slushies. To learn more and to book your next visit, check out Legoland.com About Jake Gonzales: As a father of two girls and an avid traveler, Jake Gonzales is always looking for the best family travel tips to save money and make the most memorable experiences possible for his family. Gonzales is a Carlsbad native who represents LEGOLAND ® California Resort as an on-camera spokesperson providing his expertise on all the interactive activities, services and events the 22-year-old Resort has to offer. About Julie Estrada: Julie Estrada came to LEGOLAND ® California in 2003 after more than 13 years in broadcast news. A mom of two and world traveler, she currently is Head of Public Relations North America, Merlin Entertainments which owns more than 130 attractions globally and is the second largest attractions operator in the world. 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

June 02, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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FREELANCER.COM'S 20 MILLION JOBS BY THE NUMBERS

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Because of the pandemic, more and more people are turning to freelancing to offer their skills, or search for other skilled workers to help them set up their own business. Freelancer.com as a two-sided marketplace is in a unique position because the 52 million registered users means a job poster is almost certain to find a freelancer with the requisite skills. It is the demand side, the job posters with work which needs completing, which indicates where the best job opportunities lie. With that in mind the accompanying graphs paint an interesting picture about the most in-demand jobs and skills where freelancers can be assured there are opportunities. 20 Million Projects By Skill: The proportion of jobs in IT and software development and website building has fallen over time, reflecting the growth in WYSIWYG templated website build platforms. The demand for content to populate those websites has grown over time, as has the demand for design, media (Photoshop skills and the like) and architecture. The freelance economy is characterised by a transfer between developed and emerging economies. Developed countries post jobs which are overwhelmingly done in emerging countries. This provides efficiency and cost-saving to businesses in the developed world while providing income that changes lives in emerging economies. The exchange, when 10% of the world lives on less than US$1.90 a day, is a significant factor in the fight against poverty. The freelance economy is characterised by a transfer between developed and emerging economies. Developed countries post jobs which are overwhelmingly done in emerging countries. This provides efficiency and cost-saving to businesses in the developed world while providing income that changes lives in emerging economies. The exchange, when 10% of the world lives on less than US$1.90 a day, is a significant factor in the fight against poverty. About Freelancer ® Twelve-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted. More than 52 million registered users have posted over 19 million jobs and contests to date in over 1,800 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer owns StartCon, Australia's largest startup conference, expo and entrepreneur community established in 2009, WarriorForum.com, the world’s largest Internet marketing community & marketplace, Escrow.com, the world’s largest provider of secure online escrow and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet, and Freightlancer, a global marketplace for freight, shipping and transportation. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and on the OTCQX under ticker OTCQX:FLNCF Contact Details Sebastian Siseles +1 415-801-2271 sebastian@freelancer.com Phil Sylvester +16503342706 psylvester@freelancer.com Helma Kusuma +628121049853 helma@freelancer.com Company Website https://www.freelancer.com

June 02, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dogs Don’t Know, Heat Can Hurt: How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Exercise-Induced, Heat Related Illness

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Q9_KZTWQXCU It’s summer, and everyone wants to be outside with their dogs. But it’s hot, and when our best friends are chasing frisbees, balls, and running they don’t always know they’re overheating. If their core body temperatures rise faster than they can cool off, dogs may suffer from Heat Related Illness (HRI). National Heat Awareness Day is May 28, 2021, and EUKANUBA™ wants you to learn how to keep your dog safe while exercising this summer. EUKANUBA™, a premium dog food brand specializing in high-performance nutrition for sporting and working dogs, is drawing attention to canine exercise-induced heat related illness (HRI) by conducting a nationwide media tour in conjunction with D S Simon Media and Your Update TV featuring Dr. Joe Spoo, Veterinarian, Eukanuba™. During the nationwide media tour and Public Service Announcement (PSA) Dr. Spoo discussed: What is a Heat Related Illness The Three Stages: Heat Stress, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. How to recognize the HRI warning signs in your dog. How dogs naturally cool down. What type of dogs are at risk. Ways to keep them cool while exercising and having fun. The importance of hydration For more information please visit: EUKANUBA.com 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

May 26, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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MYBUNDLE.TV EXPANDS STREAMING VIDEO MARKETPLACE PLATFORM WITH LAUNCH OF ‘PROFILES’ FOR BROADBAND PROVIDER PARTNER NETWORK

MyBundle.TV

MyBundle.TV, the premier online platform connecting consumers, streaming services, and broadband partners with tools to simplify streaming television, expanded its broadband provider solutions with the launch of “Profiles,” a personalized interactive streaming TV guide for consumers in MyBundle.TV’s broadband provider network. MyBundle.TV currently has more than 30 broadband partners totaling more than 5.7 million customers, including industry leaders CenturyLink, WOW!, MetroNet and EPB. Introducing MyBundle.TV’s Find My Bundle and Streaming Marketplace The addition of Profiles is an extension of MyBundle.TV’s industry-leading “ Find My Bundle ” tool. Find My Bundle is an easy-to-use, free service that connects consumers with personalized, money saving streaming TV alternatives to traditional pay-TV packages. MyBundle.TV also offers Find My Bundle as a customized, white-labeled experience for broadband providers, helping broadband-first companies win new and retain existing high-speed data (HSD) subscribers by making it easy for consumers to get their traditional TV content through smaller streaming bundles. Profiles adds a level of personalization and interactivity to the MyBundle.TV powered “Streaming Marketplace,” a showcase for the more than 150 streaming services available through MyBundle.TV, where HSD customers can explore and sign up quickly for these services through an easy-to-use virtual video store. Now, in addition to finding new streaming services, consumers can search for and discover new TV shows and movies, identify them on their favorite streaming apps, create watchlists and more. “MyBundle.TV is a trusted resource for broadband providers looking to help their customers navigate the streaming TV world,” said Jason Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of MyBundle.TV. “Now, in addition to helping broadband partners increase conversion of new customers and retain existing subscribers, our new Profiles offers easy-to-use tools their entire customer base can utilize to simplify streaming, save money and increase overall satisfaction.” "WOW!'s partnership with MyBundle.TV is helping our customers navigate and transition to the exciting world of streaming TV," said Roger Seiken, senior vice president of video programming for WOW!. "With our broadband-first strategy, we provide our customers with numerous video options and MyBundle.TV’s integrated discovery and recommendations tools and marketplace makes it easy for them to find and enjoy the content they're most passionate about and stream it using WOW!'s fast and reliable high-speed data network." Cohen continued, “The media ecosystem is changing rapidly, and with so many streaming services available, the marketplace is overwhelming for even the most tech-savvy consumer. Ultimately, the consumer wins from all the choice available, but we know they need some help. By bringing together consumers, leading broadband providers and streaming services, MyBundle.TV has created a symbiotic ecosystem for all three constituencies.” MyBundle.TV Profiles Features Access to a personalized streaming content hub where they can discover and locate content from across all their streaming apps in one easy to use destination The ability to receive tailored Movie and TV Show recommendations, as well as suggestions for new Streaming Apps, based on their viewing habits and interests A way to plan what they want to watch and monitor what they’re currently watching with custom Watchlists What to Watch Next - A social feature that generates a list of binge-worthy shows from across their apps and interests that their friends can vote on A means to easily track and manage their streaming expenses About MyBundle.TV MyBundle.TV offers the industry-leading consumer and enterprise platform simplifying streaming TV. MyBundle.TV’s free and easy-to-use tools help consumers cut the cord, discover new streaming services and find content to watch across their services. Incorporating more than 150 streaming services and partnering with more than 30 broadband providers serving 5.7 million customers and growing, the MyBundle.TV platform helps consumers navigate the streaming video world and enables new growth opportunities for programmers and high-speed data distributors alike. Contact Details ICR for MyBundle.TV Eric Becker +1 303-638-3469 eric.becker@icrinc.com Company Website https://www.mybundle.tv

May 26, 2021 09:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Sports Betting Social Platform Betsperts Acquires Fantasy Life App

Betsperts

Today, Betsperts, the leading crowdsourced sports betting social media platform, announced the acquisition of Fantasy Life App, a platform dedicated to providing the fastest breaking news, updates and advice to give bettors and fantasy players a competitive edge, in an all stock transaction. The new entity will be renamed Betsperts Media and Technology Group, Inc. and form the largest social media platform dedicated to sports betting and fantasy sports worldwide. The acquisition will double the headcount of Betsperts. Fantasy Life App co-founder and ESPN fantasy sports expert, Matthew Berry will stay on with Betsperts as a board member and a significant minority shareholder of the company. Founded in 2018, by co-founders Reid Rooney and Austin Harper, Betsperts was created to allow users to share information, content and resources to create a more informed and stronger betting community. Following the closing of the acquisition, Betsperts is actively raising a multi-million Series A funding round. The round will be used to fund growth strategies including talent, adding more content and user acquisition while also making significant advancements in technology. The company is currently projecting revenue of more than 20x its 2020 full year results. “The future of sports betting is stronger social connectivity between bettors and we are leading the way in building the destinations for communities,” said Reid Rooney, CEO of Betsperts. “The acquisition of Fantasy Life App is a major stepping stone in providing our loyal users with advanced capabilities where they’ll be able to not just interact within the community but utilize Betsperts to grow, fortify and effectively monetize their sports betting following much like how influencers leverage other social media platforms.” With more than 10,000,000+ monthly visits across their properties during the 2020 football season, Betsperts Media & Technology Group will utilize content and technology from the two apps to enhance capabilities and drive deeper user engagement. Sports bettors and fantasy players will receive the fastest news alerts, information and social capabilities on the market. “Community and the social fabric of gaming has been a huge part of my life and career. I write about it extensively and it's what led to the creation of the Fantasy Life App for fantasy and DFS players. When I saw what Reid and Austin had built with the Betsperts community I was really impressed. They've done for sports betting what we have done for fantasy - used advanced technology to create a robust and highly engaged community,” said Matthew Berry. “The companies are a perfect complement to each other and as gaming in all forms keeps growing in America, I know that bettors and fantasy players alike will continue to look to Betsperts and the Fantasy Life Apps for more ways to interact, educate and entertain themselves.” Berry will be joining a Betsperts board that also includes David VanEgmond, ex-Barstool Sports and FanDuel executive and current founder & CEO of Bettor Capital. Investors in the new Betsperts entity include Parlay Capital Holdings, Velo Partners, MLB players Evan Longoria, Adam Wainwright and David Price, NBA All Star Richard Jefferson, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, Grammy winner Darius Rucker, entrepreneur and Atlanta Hawks owner Jesse Itzler and Eric Norlin of SK Ventures. For more information on Betsperts, please visit Betsperts.com. ABOUT BETSPERTS Founded in 2018 by co-founders and entrepreneurs Reid Rooney and Austin Harper, Betsperts is the leading crowdsourced sports betting social media platform created to allow users to share information, content and resources to create a more informed and stronger betting community. ABOUT FANTASY LIFE APP Fantasy Life App is a mobile sports community created to level the playing field for the fantasy sports player and sports bettor. Fantasy Life enables members to post, poll other players, get the fastest alerts, and chat about sports—providing an advantage for those depending on real-time information for sports betting and fantasy leagues. Contact Details Betsperts Mike Adorno +1 212-931-6143 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.betsperts.com/content/0

May 26, 2021 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Summer 2021: Staying Safe in the Sun

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With summer just around the corner, everyone is excited to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. While this can be the best time of year for many, it’s also the time of year when people are most prone to going out without properly preparing for the sun. Recently, Lifestyle Expert Gretchen Connelie, teamed with Tommy Bahama to discuss some great tips to help you enjoy the summer while staying safe in the sun. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/VYXV95HSapg May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a good opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of daily sun protection. Tommy Bahama is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Corporate Council and as a member, supports the Skin Cancer Foundation’s work to empower people to take a proactive approach to daily sun protection, early detection and the treatment of skin cancer. Tommy Bahama is helping people enjoy the great outdoors while staying safe in the sun. Select fabrics used in Tommy Bahama apparel, swimwear and beach gear with 30-50 UPF protection have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation for effective sun protection. When getting ready to go out in the sun, clothing is your first line of defense, so it’s important to wear clothing that offers UPF protection. Tommy Bahama has 30-50 UPF protection in swimwear and sportswear. Swimwear with 50 UPF rating and styles are designed to offer extra protection like their long sleeve swimsuit. Sportswear offers 30 UPF as an added benefit to the great styling and performance features. Tommy Bahama has also created beach gear with built in sun protection. The famous Tommy Bahama beach chair that you see everywhere from the backyard to the beach now has a great accessory...a cabana top that clips on to the chair to give your own personal sun protection. It adjusts in multiple positions and is made of a UPF 50 fabric. Also check out the 7“beach umbrella with corkscrew bottom, made of UPF 50 fabric, and Maui Jim sunglasses which have double polarized lenses for ultimate protection. When entertaining outdoors, remember to stay hydrated and plan foods that travel well and are easy to eat outdoors. Individual portions continue to promote COVID safety and keeping foods bite-sized encourages snacking throughout the day. Also, instead of using gel packs, freeze drinks in pouches or bottles to keep items cold. As they melt, you can consume them throughout the day. So, in order to enjoy being outside this summer, plan ahead with your clothing, gear and food/drinks. For more information, visit TommyBahama.com About Gretchen Connelie: Gretchen Connelie is a dynamic lifestyle & trend expert specializing in-home entertaining, fashion, and travel. She has appeared on local and national TV shows with trends, tips, & tricks that keeps hosts & viewers active and engaged. Gretchen’s charisma and ability to share high concept ideas with an approachable sensibility inspires those around her to say, “I can’t wait to try that”. 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

May 26, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Osmo Announces New Retail Partnership: Families Traveling Through U.S. Airports Memorial Day Weekend Can Purchase Osmo’s STEAM Products at InMotion Stores

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According to parents, kids love playing Osmo at school, at home, and even while they are on vacation. To reach families with school-aged kids (3-10 years) who love to shop while traveling, award-winning STEAM brand Osmo announces a new exclusive partnership with the country’s largest airport-based electronics retailer, InMotion, plus its sister venues iStore and Soundbalance, which offer cutting-edge and diverse premium electronics for tech-savvy business and leisure travelers. Starting May 29, 2021, four of Osmo’s best-selling kits will be available for purchase at InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore airport and resort locations across the country. “We’re thrilled to be launching our best-selling STEM/STEAM kits for iPad at so many InMotion locations across the country, during one of the busiest and most anticipated travel holidays, and this pivotal reopening time,” says Richard Ryan, Senior Director of U.S. Omnichannel Sales at Osmo. “Today’s parents feel that traveling with technology is a must, even for their kids, who are looking for the best products and entertainment to use while on the road. And, with tablet technology being easier to operate while in flight, kids can easily play with Osmo’s engaging array of learning games.” “The travel industry’s resilience is clear, and we are ready for the pent up demand for travel. The toy industry is experiencing a 16% increase over last year and InMotion is intent on delivering gaming technology to all ages. Osmo is the ideal kids’ system for engagement and happiness while traveling and we’re elated to introduce our exclusive partnership to the traveling consumers. Families are traveling more as virtual education is more readily available. Families look to toys to help keep their children engaged, active, and delighted,” says Eden Goldberg, Divisional Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InMotion Entertainment Group, LLC. Almost half of the retail locations will feature Osmo’s STEAM kits stacked in floor displays, while over half of the locations will showcase a powered display with video, interactive display, and all four Osmo kits. Orlando, Detroit and New York City/LaGuardia airport locations will soon offer interactive displays that allow families to sit and test out products, while shopping. The four Osmo products currently offered by InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore, are: Little Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $79) Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) Creative Starter Kit for iPad (retail $69) Coding Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) InMotion, Soundbalance, and iStore airport locations currently carrying Osmo include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Windsor Locks (CT), Baltimore, Washington D.C./Dulles, Washington D.C./Reagan, and New York City/LaGuardia. InMotion casino locations carrying Osmo include: Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. About InMotion InMotion Entertainment Group is the largest airport-based electronics retailer with more than 120 locations throughout the United States. Together with Marshall Retail Group, InMotion is a part of world-renowned retailer WH Smith. InMotion operates in 44 of the top performing U.S. airports as InMotion, Soundbalance, Headphone Hub, and iStore. With access and insight into the latest technologies for business and leisure travelers, InMotion offers lifestyle products and electronics that include a wide breadth of headphones, mobile power, Bluetooth speakers and travel accessories. InMotion has been the recipient of numerous industry awards that include recognition by Airport Experience News for "Best Specialty Retailer" and "Best Concessions, Highest Regard for Customer Service" for four years running. It has been acknowledged by USA Today as one of the "10 Best" Airport Concession Stores nationwide. InMotion Entertainment Group also remains the only airport retailer to appear in the two industry indexes: Dealerscope's Top 101 Consumer Electronics Retailer List for nine consecutive years, along with ranking in the Top 50 of Twice Magazine's Top 100 CE Retailers. The award-winning, knowledgeable sales associates provide an exceptional experience, with live demonstrations of every product in the store to help travelers choose the best products for their journey. For more information and real-time updates, visit InMotion online at InMotionStores.com. Follow the conversations on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Osmo Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand whose products are used in over 50,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes. It is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The company brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Founded in 2013 by ex-Google engineers Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler, the Osmo Play System fuses digital gameplay and physical interaction to create fun and nutritious play experiences designed for all kids. Osmo is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at playosmo.com. Contact Details Carolyn Kamii PR Carolyn Kamii carolynkpr@gmail.com Osmo Karen O'Dell karen@playosmo.com Company Website http://www.playosmo.com

May 26, 2021 04:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Goodway Group Appoints Kandi Gongora as Chief Transformation & People Officer

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Goodway Group, the digital partner advertisers trust to deliver campaign performance and media efficiency, has appointed Kandi Gongora to the newly created position of Chief Transformation & People Officer. In this new role, Kandi is responsible for driving company growth as a leading full service Digital Agency by ensuring the business maintains relevant, innovative and industry-leading standards as the world of work and the landscape of business continues to shift and transform. As Chief Transformation & People Officer, Gongora will be responsible for overseeing the entire organization's brand messaging by considering people, data and infrastructure in a cross-functional way, thus ensuring a seamless transformation across the organization. Gongora will manage employee experience, Center of Excellence, sales operations, internal communications, and business & organizational strategy. She also maintains a global perspective while overseeing Goodway’s international arm, CvE. This role will enable collaboration, cohesion and communication across all functions and employees. “When exploring existing titles such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer, I realized these titles didn’t fit the gap I was looking to fill. When I really thought about what the next iteration of people experience and organizational excellence would be, I knew that a Transformation officer was really the way of the future,” said Gongora. “Moving forward, as we adapt and change to a post-pandemic world, we will have to look at things differently and transform in life and as organizations. With compassion as my guide, I’m excited to drive change as CTPO.” This CTPO role is fast-paced, high-impact, and requires both the flexibility and learning agility to pivot with changing business needs and industry trends. Gongora is one-part architect of change, one-part people coach, and one-part mobilizer who can inspire people to make change happen. With businesses looking ahead, there is a need for adaptability and agility within each organization. The future of work and the future of business is evolving, and new roles like the Chief Transformation & People Officer will help businesses to thrive. “We are thrilled to see Kandi take on the new Chief Transformation & People Officer position, an important role that we believe will emerge across industries,” said Jay Friedman, President of Goodway Group. “Kandi is well respected amongst her colleagues and the leadership team and has a passion for working with others to create new experiences that push Goodway Group forward. As a fully remote organization, we need leaders who can connect with our employees through any and all mediums, and Kandi is that person. With her at the helm of our people and organizational operations, I’m confident that Goodway Group will continue to rapidly grow with one of the best teams and company cultures in the business.” Goodway Group has consistently been recognized for its company culture by organizations such as Fortune’s Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, Ad Age’s Best Places to Work List and Digiday’s Work/Life Award. In 2021, Goodway Group was ranked third on Ad Age’s 2021 Best Places to Work list, an annual ranking of companies that lead the pack in benefits, culture and other key factors. Ad Age recognized Goodway Group for its unique remote workforce model and history of putting its employees first. Additionally, Goodway Group has launched key initiatives including Community Resource Groups to provide a safe space for employees to connect and express themselves, ongoing leadership education programs, a well-being program, and additional work/life integration with company-led virtual childcare and flexible work hours. Gongora previously served as VP of people and organizational development and has been at Goodway Group since 2016. Recently Gongora was a part of building a ‘Teams Leading Teams’ model, which focuses on more collaboration and networking and breaking down traditional siloes. Gongora is a member of the Global Goodway Leadership Team and answers directly to the company President, Jay Friedman. About Goodway Group: Goodway Group is the digital partner advertisers trust to drive campaign performance and media efficiency. Proud to be completely independently owned and operated, Goodway provides trustworthy expertise that meets its clients' needs – and no one else's. Using predictive intelligence, data science, and analytics, Goodway helps advertisers get the most value out of every impression across all performance media, including programmatic, social, search, CTV and more. Through the combination of employing the smartest technology and the most experienced people in the industry, Goodway delivers authentic results. Find Goodway Group online at goodwaygroup.com. Honestly, Smart, Digital. Contact Details Kite Hill PR for Goodway Group Rachel Wyncoop +1 631-338-7248 rwyncoop@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.goodwaygroup.com/

May 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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