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Tayler Jade in Partnership With OC Hit Factory and DNT Entertainment to Release Part One of Sexy Dual Single “Temporary/WYA” on February 12th

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Tayler Jade has partnered with Thomas Barsoe, Founder/CEO of OC Hit Factory and Dani Thompson, Founder/CEO of DNT Entertainment, to introduce her brand and new music to the world. “Temporary/WYA” are the first two of five singles to be released by Jade in 2021. Part one of the accompanying dual sequel music video will premiere on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day; the steam coming off this is sure to fog up your screen. Tayler Jade has partnered with Thomas Barsoe, Founder/CEO of OC Hit Factory and Dani Thompson, Founder/CEO of DNT Entertainment, to introduce her brand and new music to the world. “Temporary/WYA” are the first two of five singles to be released by Jade in 2021. The music production by Robbie Crebar and Mikey Francis, vocal production by Thomas Barsoe, and lyrics by Tayler Jade and Jacquie Hishmeh, are mesmerizing, witty and sensual. There is a feeling of gravity that draws you in and leaves you wanting more; which you will get in part two of this dual single/video sequel which will follow in mid March. “ ' Temporary/WYA ' will have you on the edge of your seat. It gives you all the feels of young love, passion, excitement, uncertainty and anxiety that many can relate to in new relationships,” says Dani Thompson. The music video was Directed by Nik Shaw, Asst. Directed by Elliot A. Gannon, DP’d by Ksusha Genenfeld, Produced by Thomas Barsoe, and Lead Actors starring alongside Tayler Jade include Eric Guilmette and Ian Peterson. The cast and crew consisted of 22, and was shot at a private residence in Los Angeles following all Covid 19 production guidelines. More about Tayler Jade: Tayler Jade is an American Pop/R&B singer-songwriter and recording artist from Orange County, California. Her main goal with her music is to empower young women to be confident and comfortable in their own skin. Jade’s main musical influences are female powerhouses such as: Tori Kelly, Ariana Grande, Madison Beer, Victoria Monet and Summer Walker. Tayler Jade is an American Pop/R&B singer-songwriter and recording artist from Southern California. She has spent the past 2 years in the studio working on her first original EP which will be released in 2021 as a series of singles, starting with “Temporary” on February 12th. Her electrifying voice and sultry beats create a physical reaction that is sure to send chills down your spine. Her main musical influences are female powerhouses such as Tori Kelly, Ariana Grande, Victoria Monet and Summer Walker. Learn more at https://www.taylerjade.com/ Contact Details DNT Dani Thompson +1 714-496-5152 taylerjadepr@dntagency.com Tayler Jade Jason Jepson 949-394-7033 jason.jepson@taylerjade.com Company Website https://www.taylerjade.com/

February 04, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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#KpopTwitter achieves new record of 6.7 Billion Tweets globally in 2020

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 4 February 2021 - While 2020 changed the way that we enjoy many different types of entertainment, K-pop continued to be a worldwide cultural phenomenon and one of the most global communities on Twitter today. Fans connected with their favorite K-pop artists and participated in conversations with each other around the world, setting a new global record of 6.7 billion K-pop related Tweets in 2020. With over 300 K-pop Topics to follow on Twitter, it's now easier than ever to see and participate in the best conversations every day about the K-pop artists you love. "Even in a year where the sounds of K-pop were not able to fill the arenas and venues that they typically do, the #KpopTwitter community set a new worldwide record and K-pop artists continued to energize their global fanbase on Twitter. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Twitter provided the most thrilling social soundtrack for K-Pop fans, and enabled them to share their love for their favorite K-pop artists with their friends, as well as make new ones all over the world," said YeonJeong Kim, Head of Global K-Pop Partnerships at Twitter. Passionate fans with non-stop conversations: Top 20 markets by Tweet volume The markets generating the most buzz about K-pop showed that the genre's popularity continues to grow in markets where it's secured a foothold - even pushing new markets to the top. Surging conversations from fans in Indonesia and India generated enough Tweets to push both higher in the 2020 rankings, with Indonesia taking the #1 spot, and India entering the top 10 for the first time. Despite fierce competition, Brazil and Mexico managed to retain their spots in the top 10, while Spain reached the top 20 for the first time due to the passion of the K-pop fans there. The top 20 markets Tweeting about K-pop ranked by Tweet Volume in 2020 were: Indonesia Thailand South Korea Philippines USA Brazil Malaysia Japan Mexico India Argentina Peru Vietnam UK France Chile Singapore Canada Turkey Spain K-pop popularity on the rise across the world: Top 20 markets by unique voices Looking at the top 20 markets by unique voices reveals a diverse range of markets, highlighting the increasingly global nature of the K-pop community. K-pop increased its mainstream appeal in several of the largest markets worldwide as Japan and the USA topped this country list with the most number of people who Tweeted about K-pop in 2020. In addition, K-pop fandoms are growing larger across the globe, with other markets like Turkey, France, and Saudi Arabia moving up this country list. The top 20 markets Tweeting about K-pop ranked by number of unique voices in 2020 were: Japan USA Indonesia South Korea Philippines Brazil Thailand Malaysia Mexico India UK Turkey Argentina France Spain Canada Saudi Arabia Vietnam Russia Chile Worldwide favorites: Most-mentioned K-pop artists Even without many events and tours, the biggest K-pop artists continued to drive conversations among their passionate fans. The top most-mentioned artists, including BTS ( @BTS_twt ), NCT ( @NCTsmtown ), EXO ( @weareoneEXO ), and BLACKPINK ( @BLACKPINK ) all released new music projects for their fans last year to help them get through 2020. The top 10 most-mentioned K-pop artists on Twitter in 2020 were: BTS ( @BTS_twt ) NCT ( @NCTsmtown ) EXO ( @weareoneEXO ) BLACKPINK ( @BLACKPINK ) GOT7 ( @GOT7Official ) TREASURE ( @treasuremembers ) SEVENTEEN ( @pledis_17 ) TOMORROW X TOGETHER ( @TXT_members ) TWICE ( @JYPETWICE ) ATEEZ ( @ATEEZofficial ) The songs that defined 2020: Most mentioned K-pop songs Many different songs, whether from the early part of 2020 or just before year-end, helped us make it through 2020. The biggest may not surprise you - by offering "Dynamite" in part for its fans in English-speaking countries, BTS helped to make it one of the year's biggest songs. Fans of other groups, like GOT7 and NCT 2020, generated plenty of conversations for their favorite artists' comeback singles, "Breath" and "RESONANCE," respectively. The top 10 most-mentioned K-pop songs on Twitter in 2020 were: Dynamite, by BTS ( @BTS_twt ) ON, by BTS ( @BTS_twt ) Black Swan, by BTS ( @BTS_twt ) Life Goes On, by BTS ( @BTS_twt ) Breath, by GOT7 ( @GOT7Official ) RESONANCE, by NCT 2020 ( @NCTsmtown ) How You Like That, by BLACKPINK ( @BLACKPINK ) MORE & MORE, by TWICE ( @JYPETWICE ) Boy With Luv, by BTS ( @BTS_twt ) Shadow, by BTS ( @BTS_twt ) The new kids on the block: Fastest-rising K-pop artists Exciting artists emerged onto the scene or took flight in 2020, tantalizing fans with buzzworthy teasers and promising debuts. Each artist's approach was different - from TREASURE's ( @treasuremembers ) approach of solo debuts and their The First Step EP series, to TXT ( @TXT_members ) making their Japanese debut and second EP just months apart. In addition to TREASURE, many of the fastest-rising artists appeared here for the first time, including ENHYPEN ( @ENHYPEN_members ), THE BOYZ ( @WE_THE_BOYZ ), and IZ*ONE ( @official_izone ). The top 10 fastest-rising K-pop artists on Twitter in 2020 were: TREASURE ( @treasuremembers ) TXT ( @TXT_members ) ATEEZ ( @ATEEZofficial ) Stray Kids ( @Stray_Kids ) ENHYPEN ( @ENHYPEN_members ) WayV ( @WayV_official ) THE BOYZ ( @WE_THE_BOYZ ) SuperM ( @superm ) IZ*ONE ( @official_izone ) ITZY ( @ITZYofficial ) Connecting artists with fans: livestreams, virtual award shows, and more In the new normal, artists found new ways to stay connected with fans to replace the concerts, events, and other activities a typical year would bring. The #TwitterBlueroom produced many of the most popular livestream viewing opportunities to get to know the top K-pop artists better. The #TwitterBlueroom gave K-pop artists the ability to talk live directly to their fans on Twitter, as well as a chance to hear exclusive behind-the-scenes stories and other insights not available elsewhere - sometimes, artists like BLACKPINK ( @BLACKPINK ) even used the #TwitterBlueroom to give their fans content that they personalised for them. Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/BLACKPINK/status/1328624032787230720 To close out 2020, Twitter partnered with MAMA (Mnet ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS) to bring K-pop fans' favorite artists closer to them than ever before. The hashtags #2020MAMA and #MAMA2020 topped Twitter real-time trends worldwide and in 68 markets, with a whopping 126 million Tweets related to 2020 MAMA generated from October 29 to December 6. #2020MAMA also marked the first time use of the 'Twitter Stanbot', the exclusive high quality, slow motion videos of K-pop artists and K-drama casts, with these videos viewable only on the official @MnetMAMA Twitter account. Other #OnlyOnTwitter content like 1:1 Q&A, Emoji, Fleets, and Voice drove conversations and trending topics about album launches, key artist milestones, and more, to bring fans closer to their favorite K-pop artists. More than music, K-pop idols and fans band together for social causes on Twitter As shown by #YearOnTwitter, the second most-Tweeted hashtag of 2020 was #BlackLivesMatter as the world mobilized and amplified the need for equality and social justice. K-pop fans, as well as their favorite idols, participated in the movement by mobilizing others to use the hashtag and join the cause, as well as raise funds through initiatives like #MatchAMillion. The #KpopTwitter community's involvement in the #BlackLivesMatter movement gave fans another way to stay connected and express their views on broader issues in society. In 2021, K-Pop will come back bigger than ever. #TwitterBlueroom, alongside other only-on-Twitter online content, will give fans to follow their favorites closely, until concerts and events come back in full force. And with comebacks tours already starting, there's a full year of music and your favorite idols ahead. Come join the #KpopTwitter conversation today to see and talk about your favorite K-Pop idols and stay updated with other K-Pop fans around the world! About Twitter, Inc. Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is what's happening and what people are talking about right now. To learn more, visit about.twitter.com and follow @Twitter. Let's talk. Contact Details Twitter Inc. Dickson Seow (@dseowtwtr), Director, Global Communications Planning & Campaigns dseow@twitter.com The Hoffman Agency Singapore David Okubo or Brenda Neo TwitterSG@hoffman.com Twitter Korea Heejung Shin, Head, Communications & Business Marketing heejungs@twitter.com

February 03, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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New Year, New Finances

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With the new year underway, it’s a great time to make some financial resolutions to help manage your money. In an increasingly digital world, it’s now more important than ever to harness the power of digital tools so you can level-up your financial journey in the year ahead. Recently, personal finance expert, Farnoosh Torabi, teamed up with Capital One and YourUpdateTV on a nationwide satellite media tour to share tips and digital banking resources to help consumers across the nation get set for financial success in the year ahead. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8FpRQjEfQvc Shopping Smart When it comes to finances, the first place to look is your last few credit card statements, said Torabi, who recommends scrutinizing every purchase to make sure they fulfill a need. And, as we rely more and more on our phones for digital transactions, it can be easy to make impulse purchases, she said. According to Torabi, small behavioral shifts, like avoiding late-night spending, can help you mindfully shop and avoid unnecessary purchases. When you do shop, shop smart. Searching for discounts and coupons is one easy way to save, and, luckily, there are great digital tools out there that can do the work for you. For example, Capital One Shopping is an online tool that finds you better offers, automatically applies the best coupon code at checkout, and lets you know when prices drop on products you’ve viewed and purchased. The best part is it’s free and accessible for anyone in the U.S. via a browser extension download or mobile app on your phone. Getting Organized for Tax Season With tax season just around the corner, it’s never too early to get organized so you can get prepared and maximize your return. Torabi recommends filing your taxes online or by using a tax software to avoid costly errors. This is another great time to take advantage of digital tools like Eno, the intelligent assistant from Capital One, which is available to customers via text, email, mobile app and online. Eno proactively sends customers a personalized year-end summary of possible charitable donations made with their Capital One card so they can see what might be eligible for tax deductions. Protecting Yourself Online Protecting your personal information is paramount, which is why Eno creates virtual card numbers to disguise and protect your actual credit card number when making online purchases. You simply install the browser extension, and next time you’re checking out, you’ll be provided with a unique virtual card number specific to that site. And, it’s worth the reminder, said Torabi – do your research! If a site is new to you, glance at the Better Business Bureau or do a quick online search to make sure it’s a reputable merchant. If it feels too good to be true, it probably is! For more information about digital tools from Capital One, visit capitalone.com About Farnoosh Torabi: Farnoosh Torabi is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities — hooked on helping you live your richest, happiest life. As a Contributing Editor to Oprah Magazine and NextAdvisor, host of primetime series for CNBC and creator of the Webby-nominated podcast So Money, Farnoosh has become our favorite go-to money expert and financial friend. The New York Times calls her advice, “perfectly practical.” 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

February 03, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Jennifer Lang Financial Services Releases New 2021 Tax Planning Guide

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February 02, 2021 10:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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New Suzy Research Shows Shift in Valentine’s Day Date Plans This Year

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Suzy, a real-time market research platform, today announced its new research report, “State of the Consumer: Valentine’s Day 2021,” shows that nearly 70% of consumers are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home this year. The report found that while many Americans and their significant others will change their romantic dinner plans compared to last year, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates still have the hearts of those planning to give candy to the people they love. According to Suzy research, top Valentine’s Day gifts include: Candy (66%); Flowers (60%); Jewelry (54%); Greeting Cards (52%); Wine/Alcohol (42%); and Perfume/Cosmetics (45%). A night in and dinner at home for most Likely due to COVID-19 restrictions or concerns, more than one-third of respondents (38%) who went out for Valentine’s Day last year are staying home this year. Suzy’s research also revealed that 31% who stayed home in 2020 are sticking to the same plan this time around, while nearly a quarter (24%) plan to go out for Valentine’s Day – just as they did last year. Most respondents are cooking dinner at home this year (36%), followed by ordering takeout from a restaurant (28%). Only 23% are planning to dine at a restaurant this year. Candy remains Cupid’s arrow Despite the shift in Valentine’s Day plans, candy remains a Cupid’s arrow for consumers who are planning to give gifts this year. In fact, 86% of those surveyed plan to buy Valentine’s Day candy this year, most often for a significant other (69%), their children (49%) or themselves (41%). The most popular candy purchases are the timeless heart-shaped box of chocolates (29%), followed by Hershey’s Kisses and chocolate-covered cherries (tied at 22%), M&M’s and conversation hearts (also tied at 11%). Most Americans will spend between $10 and $30 on candy (36%). A smaller percentage will spend between $33-50 (18%), $50-100 (15%), and more than $100 (12%) on candy. More than half of consumers are planning to buy greeting cards for Valentine’s Day (53%), with 41% of cards going to a significant other, and 11% to their children. “Research shows that Valentine’s Day this year means a candlelight dinner in the kitchen instead of a night out on the town, and brands will have to adjust accordingly,” said Suzy President Avi Savar. “While spending is still expected to be on par with previous years, sales strategies will need to be adjusted to meet consumer’s ever-changing needs during the pandemic.” Suzy’s State of the Consumer: Valentine’s Day 2021 survey was conducted on Jan. 14, 2021, and included 538 respondents. A full report is available upon request. About State of the Consumer: Valentine’s Day 2021 Suzy’s State of the Consumer: Valentine’s Day 2021 study surveyed 538 U.S. consumers in January 2021. The samples are directionally representative of U.S. consumers and census-weighted across age, gender, ethnicity, and region to accurately reflect attitudes across the broader American consumer population. About Suzy Founded in 2017, Suzy is an enterprise software platform that puts the voice of the consumer at your fingertips. Whether you’re a novice or an expert researcher, Suzy delivers advanced tools combined with the highest-quality audience to deliver insights in minutes. Many of the biggest brands in the world use Suzy to deliver breakthrough products and experiences backed by data-driven decisions. To date, Suzy has raised over $35MM in venture capital funding from investors that include Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Foundry Group, Tribeca Venture Partners, Triangle Peak Partners, and Kevin Durant’s 35 Ventures. Learn more at www.suzy.com. Contact Details Catrine Thorrud suzy@trustrelations.agency Company Website http://suzy.com/

February 02, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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A Toast to the Big Game: Celebrate the Big Game from Home and Help Out Local Businesses While You Do

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On a night when many would typically be flocking to their favorite bars and restaurants to watch the Big Game, this year will be a little different. Recently, Emily Arseneau, Director for Collectif 1806, teamed with Cointreau and YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to discuss what people can do to support local bars and restaurants. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/6yqrz1ggz1k It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a calamitous effect on local bars and restaurants, with the industry facing a long road to recovery. 1 in 6 restaurants have closed since March and 85% of local establishments are still at risk for permanent closure. Local bars and restaurants and their staff are core to the memorable experiences we all hold near and dear and these cherished establishments remain at risk for closures and jobs lost. So, on one of the biggest nights of the year, Cointreau is lending its microphone and raising awareness for the industry with its first ever Big Game campaign in partnership with the Independent Restaurant Coalition for “Love Letter,” which encourages people to express gratitude to their favorite places on social media. It’s a testament to our love for the industry and we’re looking forward to seeing love letters from people nationwide. For everyone enjoying the game at home this year, try the Original Margarita with Cointreau. It’s easy to make and will be sure to elevate any game day celebration. Here’s how to do it: Ingredients: 1 oz Cointreau 2 oz Blanco Tequila 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice Steps: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass Garnish with a lime wheel For more information, visit Cointreau.com/SaveRestaurants About Emily Arseneau: Based in NYC, Emily Arseneau is the Director for Collectif 1806, Remy-Cointreau USA's flagship bartender engagement program. Emily has consulted on concepts and menus all across the United States and has been a guest on streaming platforms for Bustle, Refinery 29, and more as a cocktail expert. She has hosted cocktail master classes throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and China. Emily and her creations have been featured in publications such as Food & Wine, Modern Luxury, American Airlines Magazine, and Liquor.com. Currently, her career focuses on people management and the development and recommendation of incredible heritage brands. 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

February 01, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Taste of the NFL Goes Virtual to Feed 30 Million School Kids

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America’s children are facing a severe hunger crisis, which has been made worse by the pandemic. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. children under the age of 18 are food insecure – they wake up hungry every day. For many kids, school meals are the only adequate meal they get each day. To help, GENYOUth has partnered with the 30th Annual Taste of the NFL event taking place on Super Bowl Sunday (February 7th). Recently, Alexis Glick, the CEO of GENYouth teamed with celebrity chefs Tim Love and Andrew Zimmern on a satellite media tour to discuss the important initiative. GENYOUth, the nationally recognized leader in creating healthier school communities, is helping schools feed America’s kids. GENYOUth’s COVID-19 Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund has raised over $10.5 million to support 8,800 schools with grants to fund their emergency meal delivery programs. Live from the Tampa Bay Super Bowl, Taste of the NFL @Home will feature super chefs like Carla Hall, Tim Love, Andrew Zimmern and Lasheeda Perry as they help viewers plan the perfect game day menu at home. The purpose is to help provide funds to schools across the country and specifically in your community. The event will also include chalk talk with legendary athletes with experience performing on the biggest stage. “A Hunger to Win” will be hosted by three-time Emmy-award winning broadcaster, James “JB” Brown, host of “The NFL Today” on CBS-TV, “Inside the NFL” on Showtime, Special Correspondent for CBS News and GENYOUth board member. This engaging and entertaining “Chalk Talk” will offer Taste of the NFL livestream viewers a candid conversation with three of the world’s top athletes. Joining Mr. Brown will be two-time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback, Peyton Manning, five-time World Series Champion, Derek Jeter, and decorated U.S. boxer, Claressa Shields. For information on how to get involved, please visit tasteofthenfl.com About Alexis Glick: A veteran media executive, television personality and former Wall Street executive, Glick helped launch the Fox Business Network, the largest cable news launch in history, where she served as Vice President of Business News and anchored “Money for Breakfast” and “The Opening Bell” before taking on the role of CEO at GENYOUth. GENYOUth, a nonprofit organization, Glick created in partnership with the NFL, all 32 NFL teams, and America’s dairy farmers, is the largest in-school health and wellness program in the nation whose mission is to create healthier school communities. Glick recruited a world-class board of directors comprised of some of the nation’s most powerful leaders in business, sports, academia and politics. GENYOUth supports 40 million kids daily in 73,000 of our nation’s schools and has raised well over $100M in funds for schools. Glick has been called one of the top “business of philanthropy rock stars” by Forbes. About Andrew Zimmern: An Emmy winner and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world. In February 2020, Andrew returned to television with What’s Eating America, which premiered on MSNBC, and in 2021, he will premiere Family Dinner on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network.As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy award-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. About Tim Love: Chef Tim Love is known as much for his vibrant personality as he is for his signature urban western cuisine, creating inspired and innovative dishes that have earned critical and popular acclaim. With restaurants spanning the nation from Seattle to Knoxville, Love’s roots remain in Texas, where he is chef and owner of seven beloved Texas restaurants. Host of CNBC’s show Restaurant Startup, he and co-host Joe Bastianich vie against each other to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe will make them millions. 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

February 01, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Velocity Global welcomes tech leader and ‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec as global brand ambassador

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Velocity Global, the leading provider of global expansion solutions, today announced a partnership with Robert Herjavec to serve as an international brand ambassador for the company. Herjavec is a leading investor on the Emmy Award-winning show, “Shark Tank,” and founder and CEO of global cybersecurity firm, Herjavec Group. “As an entrepreneur and investor, I want other business leaders to know there are efficient and agile global expansion options for immediate, streamlined growth,” said Herjavec. “My own business experience taught me firsthand about the challenges of growing on a global scale. Velocity Global simplifies global expansion. Fast-growing businesses gain the ability to test new markets without a long-term investment, bring on top talent anywhere around the globe, and protect valuable intellectual property. Its focus on the customer experience approach is what sets it apart and I’m excited to help businesses grow.” Clients rely on Velocity Global’s expertise and global infrastructure to hire internationally without the cost or complexity of foreign legal entity establishment. As a strategic partner, Velocity Global manages in-country compliance, payroll, and benefits for its clients’ supported employees so that businesses can focus on growth. “A rise in demand for tech services is spurred by the pandemic, and growth happens now,” said Rob Wellner, Velocity Global chief revenue officer. “Robert relates with other business leaders as a peer. He grew his cybersecurity company into a multinational firm and is passionate about helping others recognize the benefits of global business. He embodies the entrepreneurial journey as an immigrant with a paper route to the launch of his own successful global company from his basement. He shares our vision and our values, and we welcome him to the Velocity Global team.” Herjavec contributes his insights on the outlook of global business in Velocity Global’s 2021 State of Global Expansion ™ report scheduled to be released in February. Sign up here to receive a copy of the report upon launch. Herjavec joins former FedExCup and five-time PGA TOUR champion, Billy Horschel, as a global brand ambassador for Velocity Global. Both exhibit the values of the company and reinforce Velocity Global’s People First approach to global expansion. ABOUT ROBERT HERJAVEC Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies and is the Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group, a global cybersecurity operations leader specializing in managed security services, compliance, identity services and incident response for enterprise-level organizations. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show, Shark Tank. For more information visit www.robertherjavec.com. ABOUT VELOCITY GLOBAL Velocity Global helps companies grow globally. Founded in 2014, Velocity Global’s clients rely on its expertise and global infrastructure in 185 countries to hire compliantly around the world, increase revenue, scale efficiently, and access global talent. Named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall, Velocity Global is a strategic partner to its clients with comprehensive services led by its core offering of International PEO as well as Immigration, Entity Setup and Support, Global Talent Acquisition, and Consulting. Velocity Global is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with regional headquarters in Amsterdam and Singapore, and local employees in 14 countries. Contact Details Velocity Global John Hall +1 720-650-4348 johnhall@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

January 28, 2021 07:02 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Dating 101 in 2021

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2020 was a rollercoaster year, upending all of our norms, including the world of dating. Bumble, the women-first social networking company, recently found that 40% of daters say they aren’t confident they know how to date any more. Recently, Clare O’Connor, Head of Editorial Content at Bumble teamed with YourUpdateTV to share insights from the popular online dating app. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/k-bJv4ejWtc One of the biggest trends coming out of 2020 and into 2021’s cuffing season is the rise in “Slow Dating.” Daters are being more intentional and serious about their online dating lives as they raise the bar on what it means to build trust while dating on Bumble. Another trend is a surge of newly single daters, otherwise known as “New Dawn Daters.” – these are users that were in a relationship that ended shortly following the outbreak of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdowns where daters were not able to see their partners. Despite all of the challenges that this past year presented, data shows that people feel a sense of optimism and are more intentional about finding love in 2021. When it comes to using dating apps, 45% of daters are looking for a serious relationship and 41% are keeping it casual. For more information, tips and advice on getting started, visit bumble.com/datingguide. About Clare O’Connor: Clare O'Connor is Bumble's Head of Editorial Content, working on building out a content platform at the women-first social networking company. Prior to joining Bumble, she spent more than seven years as a staff writer at Forbes, most recently covering women entrepreneurs and workplace equality. During graduate school at Columbia University's School of Journalism she worked at CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. She was born and brought up in Bermuda. 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

January 27, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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