News Hub | News Direct

Communications

Advertising Communications Graphic Design Internet Marketing Media Publishing SEO
Article thumbnail News Release

Announcing the Winners of the 2022 Bulldog PR Awards

Bulldog Reporter

Bulldog Reporter is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Bulldog PR Awards. The awards program recognizes remarkable PR and communications campaigns and impressive individual and agency contributions to the industry. The Bulldog Awards offer a unique, industry-specific evaluation process by being the only PR awards program judged exclusively by journalists. "This year's entries were the most impressive I've ever seen,” says Christopher Elliott, award-winning journalist, author, consumer advocate and long-time Bulldog Awards judge. “They showed PR pros at their best—helping clients overcome seemingly impossible business challenges, navigating the treacherous waters of an unpredictable pandemic, or offering to assist the neediest in society. It's a defining moment for the industry. I'm honored to be a part of it." The entries certainly impressed our outstanding panel of judges who had to determine category and Grand Prize winners. This year’s campaign, agency, and individual Grand Prize winners are: Tropicana Toothpaste by MullenLowe for Best Campaign of 2021 Fahlgren Mortine for Best PR Agency of 2021 Kathy Bloomgarden of Ruder Finn for PR Star of 2021 Grand Prize winners are selected from among the nominations that are entered in multiple categories and win gold at least once. "It’s always my pleasure to be on this panel of judges,” says Mary Ellen Walsh, award-winning journalist and Bulldog Awards judge. “The campaigns this year really homed in on organic story-telling techniques and user generated content. Through the innovative use of social media, corporate blogs, virtual press rooms, and translation, the nominees successfully generated a wider global awareness of their brand and clients.” The winning individuals, teams, agencies, and companies have earned the honor of becoming Bulldog Awards recipients, in addition to widespread promotion across Bulldog Reporter’s newsletters and associated websites. The Grand Prize winners also receive a Bulldog Awards trophy to add to their award collection. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 Bulldog PR Awards! Learn more about Bulldog Awards at bulldogawards.com and sign up to hear about updates on deadlines or upcoming awards programs. Campaign Categories Grand Prize – Best PR Campaign of 2021 Tropicana Toothpaste by MullenLowe Best Arts & Entertainment Campaign Gold: AHS Night Bites Bakery by NVE Experience Agency Silver: PAW Patrol: The Movie by Spin Master Bronze: The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit by Lobeline Communications Best Beauty, Fashion, or Lifestyle Campaign Gold: Billabong x Wrangler® Collection by French/West/Vaughan Best Brand Launch Gold: Ambiq by Ambiq Silver: Relaunching Wolfspeed: The Leader of the Pack in Silicon Carbide Technology by French/West/Vaughan Best Business to Business Campaign Gold: How the 4A’s Re-Established its Leadership Position and Grew its Membership by The Sway Effect Silver: Brodeur Partners by Brodeur Partners Bronze: Hired: Salaries Amid the Great Resignation by Gravitate PR Best Business to Consumer Campaign Gold: Canadian Tire Christmas Trail by Canadian Tire Corporation Best Campaign on a Shoestring Budget Gold: TWIX® Shakers Seasoning Blend Launches with Viral Chicken Wings Recipe by Gillian Small PR Silver: National Museum of American History by National Museum of American History Bronze: Tree BnB – a place for everyone by FSC Global Development GmbH Best Community Engagement Campaign Gold: Cloud Paper - Flush Campaign by Cloud Paper Silver: TABASCO® Brand Enters the #HotSauceWars by Hunter PR Bronze: Claiming New SPACES for People Living With Disabilities by Genentech and Syneos Health Best Community Relations Campaign Gold: Highwire for COOP by Highwire PR Silver: Revitalizing Newark Symphony Hall by Violet PR Bronze: Hunger Action Month by The GIANT Company Best Consumer Product Launch Gold: Archer and LaunchSquad Embrace Future of Transportation with eVTOL Demonstrator Aircraft by LaunchSquad Silver: Lanzamientos Xiaomi by SmartPR S.A.S Bronze: SEGA Reimagines a Nintendo Wii Classic with a Vibrant Video Campaign for Sonic Colors: Ultimate by SEGA Best Content Marketing Campaign Gold: Oracle AI@Work 2022 by Oracle Best Covid-19 Response Campaign Gold: Kaiser Permanente by Kaiser Permanente Silver: BRG Communications and American College of Preventive Medicine by BRG Communications Bronze: Monter Employment Index by MullenLowe Best Crisis Management Gold: Technica Communications Guides Client Crisis to $13M in Funding by Technica Communications Silver: Preserving Denver7’s Future by SideCar PR Bronze: The Reinvention of Signet Jewelers – How the Brand is Establishing New Industry Standards From Wall Street to Main Street by The Sway Effect Best Diversity/Inclusion Campaign Gold: BAND-AID OURTONE by Hunter PR Silver: Claiming New SPACES for People Living With Disabilities by Genentech and Syneos Health Bronze: BUCHANAN’S Scotch Whisky Introduces The What Glory We Are Campaign Celebrating Those Who Embody the Spirit of the 200%: 100% Hispanic and 100% American by Hunter PR Best Financial Services Campaign Gold: Finance of America Mortgage by Sloane & Company Silver: Mighty PR by Mighty PR Bronze: BackBay Communications by BackBay Communications Best Food & Beverages Campaign Gold: Tropicana Toothpaste by MullenLowe Silver: TWIX® Shakers Seasoning Blend Launches with Viral Chicken Wings Recipe by Gillian Small PR Bronze: Pendleton Whisky Limited Edition Military Appreciation Bottle by French/West/Vaughan Best Global Campaign Gold: The Changed Traveler: Hilton Explores Emerging Travel Trends Two Years Into The Pandemic by Hilton Silver: Mastercard Five by Rogers & Cowan PMK Bronze: KTPO by Bullfrog + Baum Best Government/Public Service Campaign Gold: Sparking National Attention to Help MuralNet Close Tribal Digital Divide by Outside Labs Silver: Selling Pittsburgh International Airport’s Transformation by Violet PR Best Green Environmental/Sustainability Campaign Gold: Cloud Paper - Flush Campaign by Cloud Paper Silver: LaunchSquad Helps Carbon180 Combat Climate Change by Taking Carbon Removal from Science Fiction to Reality by LaunchSquad Bronze: Infineon VW ID.4 Campaign by Wireside Communications Best Healthcare Campaign Gold: Claiming New SPACES for People Living With Disabilities by Genentech and Syneos Health Silver: Wolf tells the SMA story by Edelman Italy Bronze: Ellume and LaunchSquad Fight Global COVID-19 Battle with World’s First Over-the-Counter, Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test by LaunchSquad Best Integration of Traditional and New Media Gold: Tropicana Toothpaste by MullenLowe Silver: Honey Bunches of Oats “Makes a Bunch Happen” by Hunter PR Bronze: Trane® Residential Annual PR Program by Havas Formula Best Investor Relations Gold: Pushpay by Pushpay Silver: The Reinvention of Signet Jewelers – How the Brand is Establishing New Industry Standards From Wall Street to Main Street by The Sway Effect Bronze: Solebury Trout by Solebury Trout Best Issue/Cause Advocacy Campaign Gold: SAGE - Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders by Dittoe PR Silver: Hawthorne Strategy Group by Hawthorne Strategy Group Bronze: Life. Supported. - New York Disability Advocates with Kivvit by Kivvit Best Media Relations Campaign Gold: Tier One Partners and Ally Bank by Tier One Partners Silver: Claiming New SPACES for People Living With Disabilities by Genentech and Syneos Health Bronze: Scott Circle Communications by Scott Circle Communications Best Newsjacking Campaign Gold: Smashburger Calls To End The Chicken Wars by Havas Formula Silver: Say Communications by Say Communications Bronze: Good Catch OurWay by Sharp Think Best Not-for-Profit/Association Campaign Gold: How the 4A’s Re-Established its Leadership Position and Grew its Membership by The Sway Effect Silver: Call of Duty Endowment - #CODEMedicalHeroes by Call of Duty Endowment Bronze: LaunchSquad Supports The Trevor Project's Focus on Innovation to Save LGBTQ Lives by LaunchSquad Best PR Podcast Gold: Spill the Ink podcast by Reputation Ink Silver: Global Results Communications PR 360 Podcast by Global Results Communications Best Public Affairs Campaign Gold: Fighting For Our Veteran’s Health by ROKK Solutions Silver: Hotel Worker Right to Return to Work by C-Strategies Inc. Bronze: CYBER.ORG by Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications Best Special Event or Publicity Stunt Gold: Kinetic Sand – “Please Do Touch the Art” by Spin Master Silver: Ally's #TotallyCovered Campaign by Tier One Partners Bronze: Canadian Tire Christmas Trail by Canadian Tire Corporation Best Technology/Software Campaign Gold: MacKeeper by Lightspeed PR & Marketing Silver: Relaunching Wolfspeed: The Leader of the Pack in Silicon Carbide Technology by French/West/Vaughan Bronze: Waabi and LaunchSquad launch revolutionary simulator, Waabi World by LaunchSquad Best Thought Leadership Campaign Gold: Delivering a Reliable, Greener Grid for the Future of New York by New York Independent System Operator Silver: Ambiq by Ambiq Bronze: Amendola Raises HSBlox Profile in Value-Based Care Landscape by Amendola Communications Best Travel & Tourism Campaign Gold: Hilton Extends Hospitality Through “Hilton at Home” Digital Content Series, Offering Insider Tips to Make Consumers’ Homes and Lives More Hospitable During Global Pandemic by Hilton Best Use of Influencers Gold: Captain Sandy Yawn Campaign: Peppercomm for Travelers Insurance by Peppercomm Silver: Truvia: Competitive Conquest by RF|Binder Bronze: The MRKT by The MRKT Best Use of Personality/Celebrity Gold: Popeyes x Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce by Popeyes Silver: Sonic Fin x Russell Wilson by Spin Master Bronze: SLS Brickell x Kendall Jenner by Tara Solomon, Inc. Best Use of Research - Business/Consumer Gold: Fender Uses Nationwide Survey, Doubles Down On Beginner Tools To Break Down Barriers, Demystifies Guitar by Fender Silver: Ipsos by Clyde Group Bronze: Hired: Salaries Amid the Great Resignation by Gravitate PR Best Use of Social Media Gold: #ShotforSam Vaccine Incentive Program by MullenLowe Silver: Beyond Connected to Westchester Tourism by Mower Bronze: Wines of Germany USA: Prost Every Moment by RF|Binder Best Use of Video/Multimedia Gold: ASRC Federal James Webb Space Telescope Videos by ASRC Federal Silver: National Parks Conservation Association & Limestone Branch Distillery Talking Parks Video Series by National Parks Conservation Association Bronze: First American National Commercial Services: Digitizing Commercial Title with ClarityFirst by RF|Binder Best Viral Campaign Gold: Tropicana Toothpaste by MullenLowe Silver: TABASCO® Brand Enters the #HotSauceWars by Hunter PR Bronze: Magic Shave by Agency Guacamole Best Virtual Event Campaign Gold: MediaTek Mobile Latam Congress – MMLC by SmartPR S.A.S Silver: AARP Movies For Grownups 2022 by Rogers & Cowan PMK Best Visual Storytelling Campaign Gold: Pendleton Whisky Limited Edition Military Appreciation Bottle by French/West/Vaughan Most Innovative Media Relations Campaign Gold: Claiming New SPACES for People Living With Disabilities by Genentech and Syneos Health Silver: AHS Night Bites Bakery by NVE Experience Agency Bronze: Angry Orchard x Bryte Boards Collaboration by MullenLowe Individual or Team Categories Grand Prize – PR Star of 2021 Kathy Bloomgarden, Ruder Finn Leader of the Year (Agency) Gold: Kathy Bloomgarden, Ruder Finn Silver: Natalie Best, French/West/Vaughan Bronze: Nicole Rodrigues, NRPR Group Media Relations Professional of the Year Gold: Maryam Ayromlou, Ruder Finn Silver: Jodi Einhorn, Red Havas Bronze: Gabbi DiNoble, MullenLowe PR Professional Who Makes a Difference Gold: Rosemary Ostmann, RoseComm Silver: Tara Solomon, Tara Solomon, Inc. Bronze: Bilal Kaiser, Agency Guacamole PR Star Under 40 Gold: Ashley Lennington, SPM Communications Silver: Stephanie Clarke, Red Havas Bronze: Caroline Ponseti, The Herald Group PR Up and Comer Gold: Shane Blackburn, Red Havas Silver: Jennifer Wright, Hawthorne Strategy Group Bronze: Heyli Lopez, SPM Communications Public Relations Professional of the Year Gold: Kathy Bloomgarden, Ruder Finn Silver: Linda Descano, CFA, Red Havas Bronze: Neil Alumkal, Stuntman PR Best PR and Communications Agency Team of the Year Gold: The MRKT Silver: The Agency Bronze: V2 Communications Best PR and Communications In-House Team of the Year Gold: Ambiq Silver: Genesis Crypto Market Commentary Program, Genesis Global Trading Agency Categories Grand Prize – Best PR Agency of 2021 Fahlgren Mortine Agency That Gets Results Gold: Fahlgren Mortine Silver: Forefront Communications Bronze: Vicarious PR Best Boutique Agency Gold: Violet PR Silver: Capwell Communications Bronze: Grey Matter Marketing Best Industry-Focused Agency Gold: Vested Silver: Capwell Communications Bronze: Forefront Communications Best New Agency Gold: Knights Media & Public Relations Silver: Milk & Honey PR Bronze: Boost Public Relations Business to Business (B2B) Agency of the Year Gold: Fahlgren Mortine Silver: BLASTmedia Bronze: GingerMay Business to Consumer (B2C) Agency of the Year Gold: French/West/Vaughan Silver: Fahlgren Mortine Bronze: Vicarious PR Large Agency of the Year Gold: French/West/Vaughan Silver: Ruder Finn Bronze: Fahlgren Mortine Midsize Agency of the Year Gold: The Abbi Agency Silver: Merritt Group Bronze: Dittoe Public Relations Most Innovative Agency Gold: Ruder Finn Silver: Forefront Communications Bronze: Kivvit Small Agency of the Year Gold: Capwell Communications Silver: Boost Public Relations About Bulldog Reporter Bulldog Reporter has been providing news, best practices, and insights to PR and communications professionals since 1980. Filled with insights on topics critical to PR pros and communicators, including media relations, crisis communications, influencer marketing, and many other topics you won’t find anywhere else, the Bulldog Reporter email newsletter brings you compelling and relevant articles, plus timely updates about journalist moves and agency news so you can stay on top of your PR game. The Bulldog Awards, the only PR awards program judged exclusively by working journalists, are run by Bulldog Reporter and celebrate the best and brightest in corporate communications and public relations. Bulldog Reporter and the Bulldog Awards are a subsidiary of Agility PR Solutions, a provider of media outreach, monitoring, and measurement solutions for PR and communication professionals. About Agility PR Solutions Agility PR Solutions, INNODATA INC.’s (NASDAQ: INOD) AI-enabled industry platform for public relations and media analysis, streamlines media monitoring, outreach, and media intelligence in one intuitive platform for public relations professionals. Global organizations rely on Agility to help them achieve ambitious business goals using an outcome-based approach. Software backed by deep expertise offers high-performance results and PR insights for brands with advanced requirements in a shifting media landscape. Providing innovative technology, outstanding data quality, and high-caliber support, Agility enables success for today’s communicators. Contact Details Richard Carufel Editor and Awards Judge, Bulldog Reporter richard.carufel@bulldogreporter.com Company Website https://bulldogawards.com/

June 27, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

IAPC: London Calling!

International Association of Political Consultants

The International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) announced that it will hold its annual international conference in London, England from November 14 to 16 at the Royal Horseguards Hotel. “This in-person conference is an opportunity to bring together leading consultants to discuss democracy and how political discourse shapes our society,” said Matthew Klink, IAPC president. “Democracy is under attack around the world. We need preserve, defend and promote a system that encourages political participation, a free press and respect for human rights.” Klink went on to say, “IAPC members have been at the forefront of promoting democracy. This year the IAPC Democracy Medal was awarded to Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the People of Ukraine for their heroic efforts to preserve their democracy from the brutal onslaught of Vladimir Putin and his army.” “Leading political consultants, pollsters, analysts and public affairs experts coming from around the world will compare and contrast strategies and tactics that influence politics and democracy in their region,” said Thomas Borwick, conference organizer. Borwick added, “After three years of not being able to meet in person we look forward to welcoming IAPC members and guests to London, where they will enjoy the finest of British hospitality. We are planning an exciting conference agenda that takes advantage of what London has to offer with sessions that will be practical and useful for those in campaigns and public affairs.” Those interested in attending can register at https://www.iapc.org/conference to receive conference updates and to attend the gathering. Conference Theme – Campaigns Across Borders The 55 th annual conference’s theme is “Campaigns Across Borders.” The first day looks at the theme within the United Kingdom. Day two expands to look at the political campaigning in the European Union. Day three expands to cover the remainder of the world, including the 2022 Mid-Term elections in the United States. Conference Highlights Welcome reception - Churchill War Rooms Our welcome reception will be held in the historic Churchill War Rooms, the secret underground headquarters where Prime Minister Winston Churchill lived and worked during WWII. Drinks & Canapes Reception - Royal Opera House Our second night’s evening event will be a cocktail and canape reception at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden at the Terrace Bar which looks out onto the square. Final Evening Reception & Dinner The Final Evening Reception and Dinner is the signature social event of our annual conference and offers an opportunity to network with fellow attendees. Enjoy the chance to mix-and-mingle with our special guests at one of London’s main historical attractions. The Royal Horseguards Hotel An impressive historic building in London, The Royal Horseguards Hotel is situated on the River Thames. This hotel is ideally placed in heart of central London within walking distance of Covent Garden and minutes from the Embankment. -30- About the IAPC: Established in 1968, The International Association of Political Consultants is committed to fostering democracy and the democratic process throughout the world. Members span a variety of political backgrounds and activities fostering the growing and diverse profession of political consulting as well as the practical aspects of democratic elections. Contact Details International Association of Political Consultants - President Matt Klink +1 310-283-6267 matt@klinkcampaigns.com International Association of Political Consultants - Vice President Communications Marcel Wieder +1 416-907-2126 marcel@aurorastrategy.com Company Website https://www.iapc.org

June 27, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

CleverTap Recognized by Great Place to Work® Among India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces

CleverTap

CleverTap, the modern, integrated retention cloud, has been recognized by Great Place to Work® India as one of India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces 2022. CleverTap is recognized for creating and sustaining a high-trust, high performance work culture. In its 6th edition this year for India, the list has grown to include the top 75 companies, up from the top 50 until last year. The rigorous methodology to assess workplace culture and identify India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2022 is considered the gold standard globally. In the Great Place to Work® India study, they have observed that the Great Mid-size Workplaces have gone above and beyond to create and sustain aspirational organizations. Effective leadership is visible in these workplaces that are fostering a culture of fairness and originality, while offering flexibility to their employees in the current hybrid work environment. Organizations that succeed in establishing high-trust, high-performance cultures, and maximizing human potential by bridging experience gaps, will be Great Places to Work For All in the future. “We’re very excited to be recognized by Great Place to Work® India as one of India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces. Even before the pandemic hit, we believed that an empathetic and flexible work culture is the essence of an organization’s growth,” says Sidharth Malik, Chief Executive Officer, CleverTap. “Our employees and their holistic well-being have always been the top priority for us. The recognition by Great Place to Work® India is a testament to our commitment of building a workplace that is inclusive and driven, and one that provides its people an environment to thrive and succeed in everything they do.” “With homes becoming an extension of people's workplaces, this year companies around the world were challenged to put their people at the center of their strategies. But the organizations that invested in their culture and people before the pandemic have overcome these challenges effortlessly. Being recognized as one of India’s Best Workplaces 2022 demonstrates these organizations' commitment to improving their culture and putting their people first, whatever challenges they face,” says Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, CEO, Great Place to Work®, India. As a global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work® has been studying employee experience and people practices across organizations for over three decades. Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, benchmarking, and planning of actions to strengthen their workplace culture. About CleverTap CleverTap is the modern, integrated 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 60+ countries and 10,000+ apps, including Gojek, ShopX, Canon, Mercedes Benz, Electronic Arts, TED, Jio, Premier League, TD Bank, Carousell, Papa John’s, and Tesco, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long-term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, 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. 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 amount in the actual result 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/

June 24, 2022 03:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Claravine Brings On Jackie Cooper to Lead the Customer Experience Team

Claravine

Claravine, a pioneer in data integrity with its platform, The Data Standards Cloud, has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Jackie Cooper as Vice President of Customer Experience. As head of the Customer Experience organization, Cooper elevates the voice of the customer by promoting a customer-centric mindset across the organization. Cooper will be focused on highlighting the increased customer value and adoption of the platform’s integrations as well as building upon Claravine's industry-leading retention rate (95%+ for the past two years). Cooper, and Claravine’s 16 additional new hires since Q1 2022, come at a time as the company continues to support major brands like Under Armour, Ancestry and Vanguard, among other Fortune 1000 companies. As measurement requirements continue to change within marketing, Claravine is staying focused on its ambitious growth, positioning itself to double its revenue this year. The deprecation of the third-party cookie and consumer privacy concerns are two primary factors creating an increased need for platforms like Claravine to help marketers to institute good data hygiene at their organizations and implement new strategies for campaign measurement and optimization. Prior to joining Claravine, Cooper led the Technical Solutions Consulting and Ad Network Partnerships teams for the MoPub business unit of Twitter, which was sold for $1.05 billion in 2022. Having worked in the advertising ecosystem for 10 years, she has a deep understanding of the supply and demand sides of the business from both a technical and business lens. Cooper also brings her strategic client support experience and people management skills from her time at Indeed. At Claravine, Cooper’s responsibilities will include leading, expanding and mentoring the Customer Success teams by setting strategy and prioritizing objectives and key results; deploying programs to help drive business value with customers, customer goal achievement, new features, and new use-cases; building a global professional services organization to support customers from onboarding and training; and partnering very closely with our sales teams to engage with leaders at prospective customers and existing customers to define goals and leverage our products and services to achieve them. “With first-party data becoming a more critical component for success, it’s an exciting time for Claravine as our platform is centered around helping brands to activate their data and keep data hygiene standards. It’s rewarding to be part of the solutions that are helping brands to stay ahead and be well prepared for both technology changes as well as evolving consumer privacy needs,” said Cooper. “It’s been great working with the team so far, and I look forward to continuing to progress our initiatives and growth goals forward.” Coming off the back of the recent announcement of an additional $15.5 million in Series B funding led by Five Elms Capital, Claravine’s influx of new hires – mainly consisting of engineering positions – will help the company in pursuing its ambitious growth goal of doubling its revenue this year, accelerating product development, and investing in the success of our customers by ensuring we have top talent. “Powering great customer experiences requires great data. It’s our mission to ensure organizations have the best solution available to establish global data standards from the start in order to shift their focus, efforts and attention on how to better utilize insights to enhance the customer experience,” said Allen. “I’m more than confident in Jackie and all the new team members in their ability to push our platform forward to continue to automate data workflows and improve data quality for the best brands globally now, and long into the future.” 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. www.claravine.com Contact Details Kite Hill PR Maggie Stasko maggie@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.claravine.com/

June 23, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Why Amesite Believes It Is Positioning Itself To Dominate The Online Learning Market

Amesite Inc.

The world is changing rapidly, with new directions and insights coming to the forefront almost daily. To keep up, professionals must develop their skills and knowledge. In other words, becoming a lifelong learner might arguably be critical to success. Various organizations — universities, nonprofits, government offices and for-profit corporations — are increasingly relying on online learning tools to train and upskill their employees. Amesite Inc. (NASDAQ: AMST) https://clients.tradigitalir.com/amst/ has made a name for itself by offering fully managed and customizable learning solutions through its cloud-based learning platform. Amesite says it gives businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, universities and other organizations the opportunities to launch branded educational courses with ease and in as short a time as 24 hours. Users are also able to monitor learning progress, complete with smart data analysis tools and an easy-to-manage interface for instructors. Amesite reports it has strategically focused its business model on four verticals for which it maintains a distinctive revenue stream for each: Businesses: Amesite reports that it delivers systems in 24 hours that can upskill workers with material created by the business, third party content, or materials created by Amesite. Non Profits: Amesite credits the power of their platform to deliver paid learning experiences to patrons and guests, in winning museum business. Amesite says it delivers a true digital footprint for these organizations along with a revenue stream. Universities: University alumni markets are 10-20x the size of undergraduate markets, and Amesite delivers systems that universities can use to generate revenue by selling upskilling programs to them. Government: Workforce development agencies play a key role in economic development, and Amesite reports the ability to launch programs with ease. A Solution Apart From Others? What Amesite says sets it apart from other online learning software platforms such as Powerschool Holdings Inc. (NYSE: PWSC) and Coursera Inc. (NYSE: COUR) is that the Amesite platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) to drive engagement and relevant content while advanced analytical tools give actionable insights. Through its AI-driven solutions, Amesite intends to capitalize on a range of expanding markets. The learning solutions market for enterprises alone is expected to reach $487.3 billion by 2030, growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8%. And that’s not taking into account the demand from higher education institutions and nonprofits, which are expected to reach market levels of $169.7 billion in 2028 and $169.7 billion in 2030, respectively. Amesite says it has had success not only with customers but also when it comes to developing strategic industry partnerships. For starters, the platform is now on Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) Azure Cloud, allowing for enhanced scalability and speed. Amesite is also serving a number of elite organizations, including the City University of New York (CUNY) and EWIE Group of Companies (EGC). The platform proudly boasts a 98% retention rate. Most recently, Amesite issued a shareholder update from its CEO, Ann Marie Sastry, who acknowledged seeing a shift towards online learning after the start of the pandemic. Read the full press release here and learn more about Amesite’s customizable, AI-driven online learning solutions here. Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence driven platform and course designer, provides online products in the United States. The company uses machine learning to offer a mass customized experience to learners. Its customers include businesses, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. This post contains sponsored advertising content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Amesite, Inc. Amesite Investor Relations +1 734-876-8141 info@amesite.com TraDigital IR Kevin McGrath +1 646-418-7002 kevin@tradigitalir.com Company Website http://www.amesite.io

June 23, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Bat Boy Found in West Virginia Cave 30 Years Ago; Americans Push to Make June 23rd a National Bat Boy Holiday!

Weekly World News

Weekly World News (WWN) celebrates the 30 th anniversary of its ground-breaking June 23, 1992 cover story “ Bat Child Found In Cave. ” WWN introduced the half-human, half-bat child to readers around the world, and its ongoing coverage has fostered a growing national movement to make June 23 an official National Bat Boy holiday! Weekly World News is celebrating the anniversary with a special tribute on its website. It all started in Pendleton County, West Virginia where Dr. Ron Dillon discovered this unique “creature,” who would become known as Bat boy, living in a cave in the Allegheny Mountains. Explorers captured Bat Boy, who was living almost two miles underground. Weekly World News' Bat Boy reporting went “viral,” spreading faster than any news story could in the days before the Internet and social media – it was a peaceful time. Scientists and reporters quickly learned that Bat Boy is a very skittish and elusive creature who is frequently on the run, often disappearing for extended periods of time. Bat Boy has been known to be quite tricky and unpredictable. He even managed to steal a vehicle and drive it at high speed, leading to a multi-state run with law enforcement in pursuit. When explorers discovered Bat Boy in Hellhole Cave, they estimated his age at around 10 years old. But further research has identified a genetic deformity that has locked Bat Boy in the very same age for the last 30 years. It seems Bat Boy will never age, however his intelligence and global interests continue to grow. Bat Boy has long demonstrated a keen interest in political and social issues which have thrust him into the limelight, as he has befriended and advised a range of U.S. Presidents and candidates for national office. Bat Boy’s political interests even led to an unsuccessful 2020 run for the U.S. Presidency. Close advisors admit that cryptid prejudices along with the candidate’s communications challenges and non-traditional demeanor posed major obstacles in the campaign. Dr. Ron Dillon, one of the foremost experts on Bat Boy, describes him as a “human-bat hybrid creature. His father was likely a bat or a creature heavily dominated by bat genomes, his mother, Susan Boy, was a human being. We have since traced Susan’s ancestry to passengers on the Mayflower.” Bat Boy's life has been nothing short of a whirlwind and even spawned an off-Broadway musical. Weekly World News does its best to keep readers up to date on his comings and goings. In the years since his discovery, Bat Boy has met Travis Scott, Elvis, Nelson Mandela, Frank Sinatra, every living U.S. President. He is adored by most celebrities – though given his reclusive nature, very few have been lucky enough to meet him. In anticipation of his run for president, Bat Boy abandoned his pagan ways and converted to Judaism and then to every other religion, seeking to play a unifying role for all people under his “Right Wing AND Left Wing” platform. He’s also had a busy and sometimes stormy romantic life, dating Farrah Fawcett, Jennifer Lopez, Jean Kirkpatrick, Cher, Kim Kardashian and more recently, Taylor Swift, but never really settling down. Bat Boy has no known offspring. Bat Boy has become a reluctant cultural icon and national treasure, who savors hiding in plain sight. He has been a subject in numerous TV shows and films such as The Simpsons, American Dad, The Boys, 12 Monkeys and many others. When Bat Boy isn't evading the paparazzi, law enforcement or government scientists, he apparently enjoys supporting his fans via surprise appearances in pop culture outlets. Recently, Bat Boy was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth and blessed by Pope Francis, and there are growing rumors about another presidential run in 2024 under his healing and unifying right-wing plus left-wing message. Leaders of the Bat Boy holiday movement urge all supporters to contact their elected representatives to voice support for a National Holiday to honor Bat Boy and his achievements and to demonstrate support for cryptids of all shapes and sizes. Supporters also encourage of Bat Boy themed apparel, some of which is coincidently available in the WWN online store! There are rumors that Bat Boy will be biking with President Biden today, but with Bat Boy, one never really knows. BAT LINKS WWN Bat Boy Tribute Page Bat Boy the Musical Book - Going Mutant: The Bat Boy Exposed Bat Boy Mask, Socks, Koozies, Pins, etc. Bat Boy Blanket! I © Bat Boy T-Shirt About Weekly World News Since its launch in 1979, Weekly World News has emerged as the defining brand for reliable tabloid news, known for exclusive coverage of Bat Boy, Manigator, P’lod the Alien, SpyCat, the three-legged, Bigfoot and scores of other notable characters. WWN boasts a global fan base of millions, is regularly profiled in the media and relaunched its reliable reporting online in 2019. The brand is expanding into exciting new areas including an online store, advertising and promotions, licensed merchandise and the recent formation of Weekly World News Studios, to bring its iconic characters and stories to big and small screens across the universe. Contact Details Weekly World News Media Contact Carl Woodward press@weeklyworldnews.com Company Website https://www.weeklyworldnews.com

June 23, 2022 08:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Image
Article thumbnail News Release

Quest for Speed, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unveils Wi-Fi 6E

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

The leading networking solutions provider is introducing Wi-Fi 6E, expanding its WLAN OmniAccess Stellar range to connect larger audiences in dense environments and meet the demands of users for bandwidth-heavy usages Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of digital age networks, communications and cloud solutions is developing its Wi-Fi portfolio enabling 6 GHz band with the launch of Wi-Fi 6E access points (AP) OmniAccess® Stellar 14xx series in September. In addition to the comprehensive and competitive Wi-Fi 6 OmniAccess Stellar AP13xx series, the new Wi-Fi 6E access points will deliver an extended access portfolio that can manage the ever-increasing wireless connectivity and bandwidth demands. ALE is first introducing a high-end premium Wi-Fi 6E Access Point which will be followed by a mid-range access point by the end of the year. Wi-Fi 6E extends Wi-Fi into the 6 GHz band, adding a substantial amount of unlicensed spectrum to address the exponential expansion of connected devices. Wi-Fi standards are driving the pace of evolution for ALE’s OmniAccess Stellar WLAN solutions, and the new access points boast a variety of market-leading capabilities. Through its flexibility and scalability, Wi-Fi 6E provides improved performance in dense environments, allowing a large number of clients to connect to one access point at the same time. With the rise of high-bandwidth, low-latency applications (such as augmented/virtual reality, 4K/8K Ultra-HD video and medical IoT), 6 GHz Wi-Fi now has seven super-wide 160Mhz channels available for enhanced performances. Public venues and crowded environments will strongly benefit from these advanced connectivity capabilities and offer significant Quality of Experience enhancements to enterprises and users. Based on a distributed intelligence WLAN control architecture, OmniAccess Stellar products eliminate the need for physical centralised controllers, delivering performances with maximum scalability and real operational simplicity. ALE has been a pioneer in introducing this distributed intelligence architecture. Stephan Robineau, EVP Network Business Division at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, comments: "As our customers’ needs keep evolving, we will continue to meet their ever-changing requirements and deliver exceptional service. Customers in Wi-Fi 6E approved countries can now take advantage of one of the largest unlicensed spectrum offerings, which will boost the performance of next-generation apps in Wi-Fi 6E enabled devices to deliver high quality of connectivity experience." ALE’s OmniAccess Stellar portfolio is developed and designed to meet all clients' needs, profiles, and budgets. Existing clients can choose from different purchasing models, including Network as a Service, to smoothly transition and evolve to new Wi-Fi standards at their own pace, with minimum investment and no financial risk. About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise delivers the customised technology experiences enterprises need to make everything connect. ALE provides digital-age networking, communications and cloud solutions with services tailored to ensure customers’ success, with flexible business models in the cloud, on premises, and hybrid. All solutions have built-in security and limited environmental impact. Over 100 years of innovation have made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a trusted advisor to more than a million customers all over the world. With headquarters in France and 3,400 business partners worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise achieves an effective global reach with a local focus. al-enterprise.com | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Contact Details Fox Communications Limited Chloe Murray +44 20 3750 6688 chloe@fox.agency Company Website https://www.al-enterprise.com/

June 23, 2022 06:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Microbusinesses Drive Local Economies

YourUpdateTV

There are over 20 million microbusinesses in the United States. According to a recent study by GoDaddy’s Venture Forward research initiative, about half of the microbusinesses in the country are run by solopreneurs and around 94 percent have 10 or fewer employees. But their impact is bigger than you think. Recently, Jeremy Hartman the Vice President of Venture Forward at GoDaddy and Alexandra Rosen the Senior Director of Venture Forward conducted a satellite media tour to help shine a light on microbusinesses, their impact on local economies, and the work GoDaddy is doing to empower entrepreneurs across the nation. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/S4TF6UDwD8U At the beginning of the pandemic, entrepreneurs faced unexpected and unprecedented challenges as many had to move online and adjust their nascent businesses for the new rules of COVID living. Yet over the last two years, these business owners - many of them running microbusinesses made up of 10 employees of less - refused, again and again, to let the pandemic define them; rather, they’ve exhibited the creativity, imagination, hard work, and resiliency that are the hallmark of all successful entrepreneurs. And as they’ve succeeded, this rapidly growing movement of over 20 million microbusinesses is having a substantial impact on the economy, especially in their local communities. Venture Forward has collected data on these microbusinesses since 2018 to better understand how they are doing - and what more that local policymakers and economic developers can do to fuel their growth. According to Venture Forward, about half of all microbusinesses are run by solopreneurs and around 90 percent have 10 or fewer employees. Because many of these businesses have never registered with a government entity, they’re often excluded in official measures of small businesses - meaning many of them succeed based on true people power through hard work, family and personal loans, and access to web and online tools that make online commerce easier and more accessible. The Venture Forward team recently launched the Microbusiness Data Hub to help shine a light on this audience, providing an easily accessible location for anyone to download millions of data points and insights collected from microbusinesses across the country and in Great Britain. This data hub can provide a better understanding of the microbusiness community and help inform policies. At the most recent U.S. Conference of Mayors, Jeremy Hartman announced the launch of GoDaddy Open, where they’ll be taking their expertise in empowering everyday entrepreneurs on the road. GoDaddy Open started as a one-day immersive experience for entrepreneurs focused on those who were seeking ways to start or pivot their business during the pandemic. It has continued to evolve, but remains dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with resources, tools and inspiration. When entrepreneurs have access to relevant training, their businesses thrive! Venture Forward’s research has revealed that 67% of microbusiness owners who receive training at GoDaddy reported at least one positive outcome. o 44% Got more customers o 28% Improved internal processes o 26% Grew revenue o 16% Increased profitability Go to godaddy.com/ventureforward to learn more about Venture Forward and explore the data platform hub. --------------------------- About Jeremy Hartman Jeremy Hartman is the Vice President of Venture Forward at GoDaddy. He was hired to help GoDaddy better advocate on behalf of its 20 million microbusiness customers by quantifying and communicating their impact on the global economy. Jeremy has over two decades of experience developing communication platforms for companies, non-profits and political candidates. Prior to GoDaddy, Jeremy was Director of Applied Thought Leadership at Cisco, chartered to raise Cisco’s relevancy among key influencers. His background originated in politics, where he served as a senior campaign advisor to State and Federal candidates. Jeremy holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. About Alexandra Rosen Alexandra Rosen is the Senior Director of Venture Forward, GoDaddy’s multi-year research initiative focused on entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy. Prior to GoDaddy, she collaborated with organizations across live entertainment, the Olympics, enterprises and the public sector to launch several first-to-market programs and partnerships as a global manager at Cisco. These included international skills training, new digital platforms and innovative technology deployments. Passionate about empowering people and businesses to reach new goals through technology, creativity, and connected experiences, Alex is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and her MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 22, 2022 02:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Video
Article thumbnail News Release

FEC Complaint Alleges Democratic National Committee and Hillary for America Continue to Lie About Trump Russia Dossier

Coolidge Reagan Foundation

The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, an organization dedicated to defending, protecting, and advancing liberty, particularly the principles of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, announced a new complaint it filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The Complaint follows a recent Coolidge Reagan victory from a 2018 Complaint resulting in the FEC issuing a $113,000 fine against Hillary for America and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for lying about their funding of the Russia Hoax dossier. As part of that settlement with the FEC, Hillary for America and the DNC owned up to their falsely filing opposition research – which is not entitled to attorney-client privilege - as “legal services.” The new Coolidge Reagan complaint alleges that Hillary for America and the DNC violated their settlement agreement with the FEC when they turned around and claimed attorney-client privilege to that work in Special Counsel John Durham’s prosecution of Michael Sussman. The Complaint states, in part: “…The FEC found probable cause to believe HFA and the DNC violated federal campaign finance law by falsely reporting the purpose of their payments through Perkins Coie to Fusion GPS. Caught in their lie, HFA and the DNC scurried to contain the crisis by entering into Conciliation Agreements with the FEC. Each agreement states, ‘Solely for the purpose of settling this matter expeditiously and to avoid further legal costs, Respondent does not concede, but will not further contest the Commission’s finding of probable cause to believe…’ “…HFA’s and the DNC’s intervention, arguments, and supporting declarations in United States v. Sussmann violate their agreement to ‘not further contest the commission’s finding of probable cause to believe’ Fusion GPS’s opposition research into Trump and preparation of the Steele Dossier did not constitute legal services…” The full Complaint is available at on the Coolidge Reagan Foundation website and by clicking here. Dan Backer, Counsel to Coolidge Reagan Foundation, who brought the Complaint, stated, “Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee promised they would not contest the Commission’s findings – but just days later, they already violated the pledge.” “Political elites like Hillary Clinton and the radical left will never learn their lesson. The Clinton machine continues to lie about funding the Russia Hoax dossier even after being caught, fessing up, and paying a fine,” Backer continued. “They don’t care about the truth, but we do. Our determination is unwavering, and we expect the FEC will agree with us again as it calls out this violation of its settlement agreement.” ### Please visit: https://www.coolidgereagan.org/. For more information or to schedule an interview with a CFR spokesperson, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or danrenejr@gmail.com. Contact Details Coolidge Reagan Foundation Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 danrenejr@gmail.com Company Website https://www.coolidgereagan.org/

June 22, 2022 12:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

1 ... 145146147148149 ... 234