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FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVer Information Inc. USA, an award-winning business communication and collaboration solutions provider, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the VB130 4K Videobar as a 2021 TMCnet Video Conferencing Excellence Award winner presented by TMCnet.


The award honors the best and most innovative platforms offering the best experience for today’s teleworkers, remote meetings & video conferences that the industry has to offer as judged by the editors of TMCnet. Each winner submitted a thorough application, nominating the selected solution.

“We are delighted to have won the TMCnet Video Conferencing Excellence Award and are pleased to be recognized for our ongoing commitment to excellence. AVer sets the standard for innovation and creativity in the Video Conferencing industry, and this award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators,” said Carl Harvell, director of product marketing for AVer USA.

AVer’s VB130 4K Videobar with intelligent lighting offers high-quality 4K video and dual fields of view, including 90-degree and 120-degree views, and a privacy shutter for peace of mind. Featuring a compact design, the VB130’s sleek composition will fit on top of a 17-inch monitor or can be mounted onto a tripod. The VB130 combines five levels of automatic, intelligent lighting with exceptional beamforming audio technology with a five-microphone array to ensure resonant sound — creating a dynamic video conferencing solution for power users, huddle rooms, and small conference spaces.

The VB130 promotes contactless meeting technology for safer, more efficient meetings with SmartFrame, contactless AI-triggered viewing-angle adjustments meant to perfectly frame meeting participants, no matter their distance from the lens. It incorporates contactless AI features, including voice tracking, smart framing, audio fencing, and people counting for a seamless video conferencing experience. The VB130 features web-based controls for remote camera control and settings management, as well as easy-to-use group central management software, EZManager 2.

“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of video conferencing platforms, TMC is proud to announce VB130 4K Videobar as a recipient of the 2nd Annual Video Conferencing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “AVer is being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation and excellence to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

The 2021 TMCnet Video Conferencing Excellence Award will be highlighted on TMCnet news portal.

About AVer Information Inc.

Founded in 2008, AVer is an award-winning provider of education technology and video collaboration camera solutions that improve productivity and enrich learning. From accelerating learning in the classroom to increasing competitive advantage for businesses, AVer solutions leverage the power of technology to help people connect with one another to achieve great things.

AVer’s product portfolio includes professional-grade, artificial-intelligence-enabled auto tracking cameras, Zoom- and Microsoft Teams-certified enterprise-grade USB cameras, document cameras and mobile device charging solutions. AVer strives to provide industry-leading service and support that exceeds customer expectations. AVer is deeply committed to the community and the environment, and it employs stringent green processes. Learn more at averusa.com, Keep up with the latest news from AVer on Twitter at @AVerVC, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About TMC

Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all percipients. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360 degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, @tmcnet.

Contacts

For Information
Amie Fipps | (408) 263 3828

Senior Marketing Manager

SIU-PR@aver.com

Press Contact:
Morgan Lawrence, APR, Director of Communications

THE rAVe Agency

Mobile: (419) 631-8052

Email: morgan@theraveagency.com
www.theraveagency.com

TMC Contact:
Michelle Connolly

Marketing Manager

203-852-6800, ext. 170

mconnolly@tmcnet.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), a leading provider of experiential leisure travel and live events and marketing experiences, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Moster and Chief Financial Officer Ellen Ingersoll will host a teleconference with investors and analysts to review fourth quarter and full year 2021 results. They will be joined by Pursuit President David Barry. Our call will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). We will issue a press release outlining our financial results on that date and will also post it on our website at www.viad.com prior to the call.

Conference Call Details

To join the live conference call, please register at least 10 minutes before the start of the call using the following link: https://www.incommglobalevents.com/registration/q4inc/9713/viad-corp-fourth-quarter-2021-earnings-call/. After registering, an email confirmation will be sent that includes dial-in information as well as unique codes for entry into the live call. Registration will be open throughout the call. However, we recommend that you register a day in advance to ensure access for the full call.

A live audio webcast of the call will also be available in listen-only mode through the “Investors” section of our website. A replay of the webcast will be available on our website shortly after the call and, for a limited time, by calling (866) 813-9403 or (929) 458-6194 and entering the conference ID 511621.

About Viad

Viad (NYSE: VVI), a leading provider of experiential leisure travel and live events and marketing experiences, generates revenue and shareholder value through two businesses: Pursuit and GES. Pursuit is a collection of inspiring and unforgettable travel experiences in Alaska, Montana, the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver, Reykjavik, and Las Vegas, as well as a new experience in development in Toronto. Pursuit’s collection includes attractions, lodges and hotels, and sightseeing tours that connect guests with iconic places. GES is a global, full-service live events company offering a comprehensive range of services to the world’s leading brands and event organizers. Our business strategy focuses on providing superior experiential services to our customers and sustainable returns on invested capital to our shareholders. Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company. For more information, visit www.viad.com.

Contacts

Carrie Long or Michelle Porhola

Investor Relations
(602) 207-2681

ir@viad.com

MERRIMACK, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Connection (PC Connection, Inc.; NASDAQ: CNXN), a leading information technology solutions provider to business, government, healthcare and education markets, will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2021 operating results after close of market on Monday, February 7, 2022. At 4:30 p.m. ET on that date, management will review these results during their quarterly conference call. To access the conference call, please dial 877-776-4016 (US) or 973-638-3231 (International) and enter the confirmation number 9987005. The live webcast and replays of the conference call can be accessed online through the investor relations section of our website at https://ir.connection.com.

About Connection

PC Connection, Inc. and its subsidiaries, dba Connection, (www.connection.com; NASDAQ: CNXN) is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Merrimack, NH. With offices throughout the United States, Connection delivers custom-configured computer systems overnight from its ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at its distribution center in Wilmington, OH. In addition, the Company has over 2,500 technical certifications to ensure that it can solve the most complex issues of its customers. Connection also services international customers through its GlobalServe subsidiary, a global IT procurement and service management company. Investors and media can find more information about Connection at http://ir.connection.com.

Connection–Business Solutions (800.800.5555) is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services serving primarily the small-and medium-sized business sector. It offers more than 425,000 brand-name products through its staff of technically trained sales account managers, publications, and its website at www.connection.com.

Connection–Enterprise Solutions (561.237.3300), www.connection.com/enterprise, provides corporate technology buyers with best-in-class IT solutions, in-depth IT supply-chain expertise, and access to over 425,000 products and 1,600 vendors through MarkITplace®, a proprietary next-generation, cloud-based supply chain solution. The team’s engineers, software licensing specialists, and subject matter experts help reduce the cost and complexity of buying hardware, software, and services throughout the entire IT lifecycle.

Connection–Public Sector Solutions (800.800.0019), is a rapid-response provider of IT products and services to federal, state, and local government agencies and educational institutions through specialized account managers, publications, and online at www.connection.com/publicsector.

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Contacts

Corporate Communications Contact:
Lynn MacKenzie, 603.683.2278

lynn.mackenzie@connection.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Thomas Baker, 603.683.2505

Senior Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer

tom@connection.com

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smartron (www.smartron.com), an INDIA and US based global technology AIOT and EV OEM brand (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement (“Agreement”) with the Global Emerging Markets Group (“GEM”), an alternative investment group with operations in Paris, New York, and the Bahamas. Under the agreement, GEM will provide a Share Subscription Facility of up to $200 million, to be drawn at the option of the Company.

Over the last 5+ years, Smartron has developed a big HW portfolio from smartphones to laptops to wearables to smart home hub to smart things to ebikes to battery packs to IoT modules, all powered by tronX, its own AIOT SW platform built on deep technologies such as 5G, AI/ML, IoT, Robotics and Web3. The Company has been launching many products powered by tronX platform across Personal (Mobile), Smart Home, Smart Infra, EV, and Energy markets.

This up to $200M investment announcement between Smartron and GEM will help support the Company’s future growth and potential public listing plans. Over the next 3-5 years, Smartron will be focused on driving growth by targeting primarily Smart Home, Smart Infra, EV, and Energy verticals powered by tronX platform, manufactured by tworks, and cared by tlife. The tronX platform is also being offered as a B2B service to Companies that are targeting various AIoT applications. Smartron is uniquely positioned to benefit from huge opportunities across the INDO-US corridor thanks to the ongoing global supply chain challenges and (re)alignments.

About GEM

Global Emerging Markets (“GEM”) is a $3.4 billion alternative investment group that manages a diverse set of investment vehicles focused on emerging markets across the world and have completed over 500 transactions in 70 countries. GEM’s investment vehicles provide the group and its investors with a diversified portfolio of asset classes that span the global private investing spectrum. Its family of funds and investment vehicles provide GEM and its partners with exposure to Small-Mid Cap Management Buyouts, Private Investments in Public Equities (PIPEs) and select venture investments. GEM’s funds include the CITIC-GEM Fund (matured in December 2015), Kinderhook Industries (GP and LP non-voting stakes), GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, GEM India and VC Bank/GEM Mena Fund (GEM exited both its GP and LP stakes in these funds in 2015 and 2010, respectively).

About Smartron

Smartron (www.smartron.com) was founded with a vision to build INDIA and US based and focused global technology AIOT and EV brand offering intelligent products, solutions, services, and support for smart home, smart infra, EV and Energy markets powered by tronX, its own AIOT platform and a wide range of HW devices.

Contacts

Peter Jacob

peter.jacob@smartron.com
+91 7893001974

Performance Marketing agency makes list of 50 best U.S. companies for talent amidst industry rebound and ongoing market challenges

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#adagebestplacesReprise, the performance marketing and eCommerce specialty agency of the IPG Mediabrands network (NYSE: IPG), today announced it was named to the Best Places to Work 2022 list by Ad Age, an influential publication that reaches key decision makers and disruptors across the marketing and media landscape. In this annual ranking of companies that lead the industry in areas including company culture, leadership, pay, and workplace benefits, Reprise was awarded for its high overall scores amongst companies with more than 200 employees.

This award was chosen by the people who experience the company most closely. Ad Age conducted an analysis of survey responses from employees and questionnaires filled out by employers to determine the winners. The full list of winners is available today in the print issue and online.

“Our team at Reprise makes our workplace what it is today and are helping to shape it for the future,” said David Mataranglo, US CEO, Reprise. “We are in a unique position where our agency’s success is fueled both by the relationships with our clients and the strength of our partnerships across our network. Thank you and congratulations to our employees on earning this recognition, which is a celebration of their creative approach to our business and commitment to a vibrant and inclusive culture.”

Ad Age Best Places to Work 2022 honors 50 companies that did a standout job over the past year as the ad business rebounded, the talent pool tightened and the specter of COVID-19 remained omnipresent at work, at home—and at work at home.

Reprise continued to grow at an accelerated pace through new business and organically, while the agency also welcomed talented new hires across the U.S. amidst a highly competitive marketplace. From senior leaders to early career professionals to career changers, Reprise attracted nearly 300 people to its community of specialists developing and applying their crafts in search, social, SEO, experience, commerce, media, and more. Together the team delivered industry award-winning work and created Flow for clients. Despite the pandemic’s difficulties, the Reprise team rose up to support each other, gave back to those in need, reconnected, and engaged on issues that mattered in the world and in their daily lives. Their joy and resilience also made it among the Best Places to Work.

“The advertising business saw a healthy comeback and ad tech firms and health care agencies thrived, making 2021 a decidedly strong year for the industry,” said Dan Peres, associate publisher and editor-in-chief, Ad Age. “The pandemic continued to impact—and permanently change—how we work, and this year’s Ad Age Best Places to Work winners created the right culture and opportunities for their teams.”

Ad Age’s Best Places to Work Methodology

Ad Age’s scoring system factors in employee responses on topics including pay and benefits and seven other core focus areas (75% of the score) and a company’s policies and practices on areas including pay and benefits, work/life balance, recruitment, training and development (25% of the score).

Ad Age produced Best Places to Work 2022 in partnership with Best Companies Group, a research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work. The competition was open to agencies, ad tech firms, brand or corporate marketing departments or groups and in-house agencies of marketers.

To learn more about Reprise and explore opportunities to join our team, please visit reprisedigital.com and check us out @reprisedigital on social media.

ABOUT REPRISE:

Reprise is one of the world’s largest performance marketing networks, with over 3,000 experts across 68 offices in 45 markets. We offer a complete suite customer-centric performance marketing services including, but not limited to, Strategy, SEO, Paid Search, Social, eCommerce and Creative. Part of the Mediabrands division of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), Reprise is headquartered in New York. To learn more about how we can empower your business, please visit www.reprisedigital.com now.

ABOUT AD AGE:

Created in 1930 to cover a burgeoning industry with objectivity, accuracy and fairness, Ad Age continues to be powered by award-winning journalism. Today, Ad Age is a global media brand focusing on curated creativity, data and analysis, people and culture, and innovation and forecasting.

From vital print editions to must-attend events and innovative platform offerings, Ad Age’s industry-leading content includes the coveted A-List & Creativity Awards, the Ad Age Next conference series and proprietary data including the Leading National Advertisers Report from the Ad Age Datacenter.

Contacts

Suzette Meade

SVP, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Reprise

suzette.meade@reprisedigital.com

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Relation Insurance Services, Inc. (“Relation”), one of the largest and fastest-growing national insurance agencies, announced today it acquired the assets of Wilson R Davenport & Associates LLC (“Davenport”), headquartered in McAllen, Texas.

Davenport provides employee benefits solutions to clients throughout South Texas. Leveraging industry experience, product expertise and local relationships, Davenport helps clients in various industries with complex benefits and life insurance solutions. Wilson “Dusty” Davenport will continue with Relation and will strengthen Relation’s existing footprint in the South Texas marketplace.

“We are proud to welcome Dusty and the entire Davenport team to Relation and we are excited about further growth in Texas,” said Tim Hall, Executive Vice President and Head of M&A at Relation.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Relation Insurance Services, Inc.

Relation Insurance Services is an insurance brokerage that offers superior risk-management and benefits-consulting services through its family of brands across the United States. It is ranked by Insurance Journal within the top 30 largest agencies in the country by revenue and has approximately 1,100 employees across more than 125 locations nationwide. Relation is a privately held corporation backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York and London investing in businesses globally across financial services and technology. Visit www.relationinsurance.com for more information.

Contacts

Contact for Relation Insurance Services, Inc.

Georgia Williams

georgia.williams@relationinsurance.com
(919) 847-1839

M&A CONTACT
Tim Hall, EVP & Head of M&A

Relation Insurance Services, Inc.

P: 312-714-7279

E: tim.hall@relationinsurance.com

Ticketed Two-Day Event Agenda Includes Cooking Demonstrations from Celebrity Chefs Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence and Country Music Star Lauren Alaina as well as Discussions with Best-Selling Author Glennon Doyle and Peloton’s Robin Arzón

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams Sonoma, a brand portfolio member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM), the world’s largest digital-first, design-led and sustainable home furnishings retailer, announced today the on-sale of tickets for the first-ever Williams Sonoma Virtual Wellness Retreat. The two-day event will take place virtually on Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th with live sessions from 9am – 3pm PST each day of the event. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit No Kid Hungry, a national campaign working to end childhood hunger.


Tickets to the Williams Sonoma Virtual Wellness Retreat will allow attendees access to two days of cooking demonstrations from expert celebrity chefs and celebrity nutritionists as well as discussions hosted by award winning authors, athletes and wellness experts. Topics of discussion will range from sustainability to home organization, nutrition, juicing and more.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to health and wellness, we are proud to offer our customers a unique opportunity to engage and interact with some of the most celebrated chefs, nutritionists, authors and lifestyle experts at the Williams Sonoma Virtual Wellness Retreat,” said Williams Sonoma President, Ryan Ross. “From cooking demonstrations to topical discussions, our first ever Virtual Wellness Retreat has an impressive agenda and is an exciting extension to our now signature Virtual Event offerings.”

Williams Sonoma’s Wellness Retreat talent includes:

  • Lauren Alaina, Actress and Country Music Star
  • Robin Arzón, Fitness Expert
  • Kevin Curry, Founder of Fit Men Cook
  • David Denis, Celebrity Chef
  • Glennon Doyle, New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Bobby Flay, Celebrity Chef
  • Tyler Florence, Celebrity Chef
  • Liz Marie Galvan, Interior Designer and Author
  • Shira Gill, Author and Organization Expert
  • Gregory Gourdet, Celebrity Chef
  • Kelly LeVeque, Author and Celebrity Nutritionist
  • David Nayfield, Celebrity Chef
  • Alex Snodgrass, Food Influencer/Founder of The Defined Dish
  • Kelly & Juliet Starrett, Fitness Experts
  • Michelle Tam, Author and Food Influencer/Founder of Nom Nom Paleo
  • Alex Toussaint, Fitness Expert and Motivational Coach
  • Erika Vertini, Food Influencer

Tickets to the Williams Sonoma Virtual Wellness Retreat are $15 per person and include an all-access weekend pass to the event and a link to all post-event recordings.*

For more information on the Williams Sonoma Virtual Wellness Retreat, please visit: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/wellnessretreat.

To purchase tickets to the retreat, please visit: http://wswellnessretreat.squadup.com/.

To view all Williams Sonoma Virtual Events, please visit: http://williams-sonoma.com/virtualevents.

*All ticket holders will have access to recordings of live events featured during the Williams Sonoma Virtual Wellness Retreat via a password-protected site for 30 days after the event.

About Williams Sonoma

Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, Williams Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Products include cookware, cooks’ tools, cutlery, electrics, bakeware, food, tabletop and bar, outdoor, cookbooks, as well as furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. Each store offers cooking classes and tastings conducted by expert culinary staff. A comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events is available in stores and online. On williams-sonoma.com and the Williams Sonoma blog, Taste, customers can find recipes, tips, and techniques that help them create delicious meals. Williams Sonoma can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Williams Sonoma is also part of The Key Rewards, a free-to-join loyalty program that offers members exclusive benefits across the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. family of brands.

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Contacts

Kendall Coleman

Williams Sonoma

kacoleman@wsgc.com
415-616-7926

20-year leader in hybrid working attracts top digital talent due to strong leadership, inclusive culture, and dynamic global presence

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$AdAge #AdAgeBounteous, the digital innovation partner of the world’s most ambitious brands, has been named a third consecutive winner on the Best Places to Work 2022 list by Ad Age, an annual ranking of companies that lead the pack in factors ranging from pay and benefits to corporate culture and leadership.

“We’re proud to be recognized for fostering a work environment and culture that is inclusive, healthy, and provides lots of opportunities for learning and career growth,” said Keith Schwartz, Bounteous co-founder and CEO. “To innovate and deliver great work for our clients, we’ve built a culture and value system that embodies the notion that, ‘what is right is more important than who is right,’ which requires making all of our team members feel safe and respected.”

The winners reflect the highest overall numerical scores based on an analysis of questionnaires submitted by employers and survey responses from their employees. Ad Age asked about key areas of workplace culture at Bounteous, including: formal programs and/or practices to actively recruit and/or retain employees of varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds; formal programs implemented to enable a culture of diversity; formal feedback programs; detailed breakdown of health insurance and benefits package; employee performance reviews; sustainability; wellness programs; Employee Resource Groups (ERGs); career training and development; work-life balance; organizational initiates to relieve workday stress and promote fun; changes to workplace policies and programs in response to COVID; and more.

Bounteous’ leadership team has spoken extensively about how it has successfully created a strong culture using a hybrid working model. Collaboration centers have also reopened to allow team members to innovate in ways most effective to their preferred working style and environment.

Ad Age produced Best Places to Work 2022 in partnership with the research firm Best Companies Group. The competition was open to agencies, ad tech firms, brand, or corporate marketing departments or groups and in-house agencies of marketers.

This win is the latest of many culture honors for Bounteous, which was recently named a Built In Chicago Best Workplace, Great Place to Work-Certified™️ Company in U.S. and Canada, and one of Chief Marketer’s Top 200 Marketing Agencies.

Bounteous is hiring in all departments for talent located anywhere. Visit bounteous.com/careers to learn more.

About Bounteous

Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Bounteous is a leading digital experience consultancy that co-innovates with the world’s most ambitious brands to create transformative digital experiences. With services in Strategy, Experience Design, Technology, Analytics and Insight, and Marketing, Bounteous elevates brand experiences and drives superior client outcomes. For more information, please visit www.bounteous.com. For more information about co-innovation, download the Co-Innovation Manifesto at co-innovation.com.

For the most up-to-date news, follow Bounteous on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Ad Age

Created in 1930 to cover a burgeoning industry with objectivity, accuracy and fairness, Ad Age continues to be powered by award-winning journalism. Today, Ad Age is a global media brand focusing on curated creativity, data and analysis, people and culture, and innovation and forecasting.

From vital print editions to must-attend events and innovative platform offerings, Ad Age’s industry-leading content includes the coveted A-List & Creativity Awards, the Ad Age Next conference series and proprietary data including the Leading National Advertisers Report from the Ad Age Datacenter.

Contacts

Bounteous

Sarah Baker

(773) 296-2600

sarah.baker@bounteous.com

NEW YORK & SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Translations.com, the technology division of TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced the certification of the new GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow integration.

GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow, a Now Certified App, is Translations.com’s all-in-one solution to initiate, automate, control, track, and complete all facets of the translation process, all within the ServiceNow user interface. The combination of ServiceNow’s workflow automation platform and GlobalLink’s extended localization workflow capabilities provides users with a comprehensive solution for managing global enterprise content with minimal effort and virtually no IT overhead. When combined with GlobalLink AI, ServiceNow offers users reduced costs and time-to-market while still maintaining high quality translations.

New features of the certified GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow integration include:

  • Agent chat translated into the user’s native language (compatibility with ServiceNow Rome and Quebec versions)
  • Support for translation of both portal content and tables
  • Ability to connect multiple GlobalLink Project Director (PD) initiatives and configure custom attributes
  • Elimination of the chat role requirement
  • Simplified automatic submission

GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow continues to support:

  • Connect Chat (compatibility with ServiceNow Paris, Rome, and Quebec versions)
  • Knowledge (articles, article templates, and blocks)
  • Task extended records (cases and incidents)
  • Service Portal (messages, choices, field labels, SP instances and menu, SP rectangle menu item, Portal announcements, catalog items, variables question choices, and categories)
  • Survey (assessment metrics and types)
  • System notifications and email templates

Learn more about Translations.com’s certified GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow solution on their dedicated partner page.

Erika Vidricksen, Human Resources Knowledge Analyst at Koch Industries, added, “We send tens of thousands of catalog items and knowledge articles using GlobalLink Connect for ServiceNow each year and would not be able to keep up with the volume without the plug-in. Having the ability to submit translation requests directly from ServiceNow instead of going to a second system or website saves hours of manual effort each week.”

TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe stated, “We’re proud to offer a Now Certified translation management solution to joint customers looking to grow their brand globally. The combination of GlobalLink and ServiceNow will give users the ability to build fully localized digital workflows.”

About Translations.com

Translations.com is the world’s largest provider of enterprise localization services and technology solutions. From offices in over 100 cities on six continents, Translations.com offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 5,000 global organizations employ Translations.com’s GlobalLink® technology to simplify management of multilingual content. Translations.com is part of the TransPerfect family of companies, with global headquarters in New York and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.translations.com.

About ServiceNow

ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) is making the world of work, work better for people. Their cloud‑based platform and solutions deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity for employees and the enterprise. For more information, visit: www.servicenow.com.

Contacts

Ryan Simper +1 212.689.5555
mediainquiry@translations.com

Leading growth marketing agency recognized as top employer; remains committed to fostering environment that empowers and supports employees

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3Q Digital, the disruptive growth marketing agency that transforms brands into market leaders, is honored to announce its recognition in Ad Age’s prestigious Best Places to Work list for the third consecutive year. 3Q Digital ranked #7 in the large company category (201 or more employees). The award, which recognizes the top 50 employers in the North American advertising and marketing industry, highlights 3Q Digital’s ongoing commitment to cultivating an environment where employees willingly go above and beyond – both for clients and for each other – and where everyone is constantly vigilant for ways to create a culture of excellence and empathy.

“It’s an honor to once again be recognized as one of the best places to work, and it reflects the tremendous focus and effort we’ve put into building a culture that empowers employees by giving them the tools and resources they need to succeed, both personally and professionally,” said Rob Murray, CEO of 3Q Digital. “Together, we’ve all worked to create a diverse, inclusive organization that embraces our ‘Accept No Limits’ mentality and constantly supports one another to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.”

3Q Digital has implemented industry-leading policies and benefits that allow employees to focus on driving exceptional results for clients. These include unlimited paid time off, work-from-home options, parental support, and a continually expanding list of perks, such as fitness expense reimbursements and student loan subsidies. Recognizing the ongoing impact that the pandemic has had on its employees’ lives, 3Q Digital continues to identify opportunities to improve work-life balance, such as shutting down for a company-wide holiday and meeting-free weeks.

“I’m proud of the way 3Qers rallied around our values during another challenging year. They supported each other, took on new responsibilities, pushed themselves and our clients to continue growing and accepting no limits, and worked to create inclusive and welcoming spaces for all our team members,” said Laura Rodnitzky, Chief People Officer at 3Q Digital.

3Q Digital, which is headquartered in Chicago, has grown to more than 460 employees, with offices in New York City, Austin, San Francisco, Charlottesville, and San Diego. Anyone interested in joining the 3Q Digital team is encouraged to explore the current job openings, available at https://3qdigital.com/careers/.

To learn more about why 3Q Digital has won multiple awards for being a “best place to work,” check out our blog here.

About 3Q Digital

3Q Digital is one of the world’s largest independent digital growth marketing agencies. Verified by TechCrunch as an Expert Growth Marketing Agency, it has built an impressive portfolio of clients in a range of verticals through paid media, business strategy, decision sciences, creative, SEO, and content. 3Q Digital has ranked in Ad Age’s Best Places to Work lists in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Inc’s Best Workplaces in 2020 and 2021, and was also recognized on Adweek’s Fastest Growing Agencies list in 2019.

Contacts

Nick Herff

nherff@3qdigital.com
815-861-8864

— Obey Me! The Comic is now available exclusively in Japan and the US

OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NTTsolmare–NTT Solmare Corporation is pleased to announce the exclusive early-access release of “Obey Me! The Comic,” (By MAG Garden corp.) the official manga of its mobile game with a fiercely devoted global fan base, Obey Me!

The Japanese version will be available on Comic C’moA and the English version will be available on the MangaPlaza Obey Me! site* from January 24, 2022.


*MangaPlaza is scheduled to launch in the US on March 1, 2022.

In the comic, experience the world of Obey Me! as never before and enjoy life with the seven “unique” brothers as a RAD exchange student.

A Brief Introduction to Obey Me! The Comic

Obey Me! is a mobile game about taming, building your relationships and communicating with seven distinctly different handsome demon brothers.

Published by MAG Garden and drawn by the renowned Subaru Nitou, Obey Me! The Comic depicts the events of the game in manga form.

Obey Me! The Comic has been made to be as enthralling and captivating for those who are first venturing into the world as it is for those who have already played and enjoyed the game.

Experience life in the Devildom like never before in Obey Me! The Comic.

Official MAG Garden Kansai (MAGKAN) Twitter

Twitter: @MAGGardenKansai (https://twitter.com/MAGGardenKansai)

Subaru Nitou’s official Twitter

Twitter: @nitou_subaru (https://twitter.com/nitou_subaru)

Obey Me! The Comic Release Schedule

US:

MangaPlaza site: https://cpn.mangaplaza.com/special/20220124-preObeyme/
Prior to the launch of MangaPlaza on March 1, 2022, a collaboration event on the Obey Me!

Site will take place at 12 AM (PST), January 24, 2022.

In addition to getting exclusive access to the official translation of the first chapter, you will also be able to enjoy a slew of other treats in the pre-registration campaign.

Official MangaPlaza social media accounts:

YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5xENkfAgO2dOIf6Hi-Iew)

Facebook: @MangaPlaza (https://www.facebook.com/MangaPlaza)

Twitter: @MangaPlaza_EN (https://twitter.com/MangaPlaza_EN)

Instagram: @mangaplaza_en (https://www.instagram.com/mangaplaza_en)

Japan:

Comic C’moA: https://www.cmoa.jp/title/236120/
One of the largest e-comic and e-book stores in Japan.

The first and second chapters of “Obey Me! The Comic” will be available from January 24, 2022.

Comic C’moA will also be the only place where the Japanese version can be purchased.

MAGKAN: http://kansai.mag-garden.co.jp/obey/
The serialization of Obey Me! The Comic began on MAGKAN on Monday, November 1, 2021.

On MAGKAN, you can read the first and newest chapter, which releases monthly, for free.

Accessibility

Title

: Obey Me!

Price

: Free to play (Items are purchasable in-game)

Languages

: Japanese/English/Traditional Chinese/Korean

 

*Option to change in-game language

 

*The Korean and Traditional Chinese stories will be released gradually, as they are prepared

Compatibility

: Mobile (iOS 11.0 or later, Android 4.4 or later)

*The app may not run properly on certain devices, including older devices

Download

App Store / Google Play

https://app.adjust.com/3upngqz_b48ubh8

QooApp Game Store

https://apps.qoo-app.com/ja/app/17891

Official Website and Social Media Accounts

Official Obey Me! website

https://shallwedate.jp/obeyme/en/

Official Obey Me! Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/ObeyMeOfficial1

Official Obey Me! Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/obeyme.solmare/

Official Obey Me! Instagram page:

https://www.instagram.com/obey_me_official/

Official Obey Me! YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/ObeyMeOfficial

About NTT Solmare Co., Ltd.

NTT Solmare aims to enrich people’s lives by providing entertainment services such as “Comic C’moA,” one of Japan’s largest e-book services, games, including the “Shall we date?” series and “Moe! Ninja Girls,” as well as “Boikone,” an interactive audio-sharing service.

Official website: https://www.nttsolmare.com/e/

Contacts

Inquiries

NTT Solmare Corporation

Game Division:

Taisuke Matsushima

Yukari Shinomiya

Phone: +81-6-6228-8861

e-mail: info@nttsolmare.com

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Liberated Syndication Inc. (LSYN) (“Libsyn” or “the Company”), the industry’s leading podcast hosting platform and advertising marketplace, today announced that it has hired John W. Gibbons as President & Chief Product Officer. Mr. Gibbons will be responsible for overseeing the product and innovation team and working closely with the CEO and Board to further Libsyn’s market expansion strategy.

Mr. Gibbons has been at the forefront of the podcast and digital media industries throughout his career. He most recently served as CEO of Pocket Casts, an industry-revered podcast app that was backed by a consortium of investors, including NPR, WNYC, WBEZ, and the BBC, and was acquired by Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, in 2021. Prior to Pocket Casts, Mr. Gibbons spent over a decade with Amazon.com and its subsidiary, The Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com); following his tenure at Amazon.com, he served as VP of International for Sizmek, a global ad server, preceding its acquisition by Amazon.com. A VC-backed Founder and CEO of a digital-first video company, Mr. Gibbons also helped launch and grow Atom Tickets, an award-winning movie ticket e-commerce app, and has served as an advisor to Podchaser, an industry-leading podcast-discovery database, since its inception.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to the Libsyn team,” said Libsyn’s CEO Brad Tirpak. “John’s background and areas of expertise fit squarely with Libsyn’s mission to deliver the best podcasting platform to our customers. John has a proven track-record of leading businesses in the development of consumer-direct products and creating product-centric organizations. John will be a great asset to the Libsyn team as we continue to innovate, expand our AdvertiseCast marketplace, and develop monetization offerings for our customers.”

Mr. Gibbons’ career has focused on creating products that empower creators and customers to thrive on growing platforms. Mr. Gibbons spent 13 years at Amazon.com and The Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), an Amazon.com company, where he established and launched both the global advertising business and its related products, launched the platform for third-party sales on Amazon, and built strategic partnerships with well-known global brands and Fortune 100 clients. Also, as a VC-backed entrepreneur, Mr. Gibbons was the Founder and CEO of a tech startup providing an attribution database for digital-first content, delivering intelligence for content creators, brands, agencies, content networks, and distributors. In addition, Mr. Gibbons has extensive experience in digital advertising technology, having served as VP of International for Sizmek, a global, multichannel ad server that creates, distributes, customizes, measures, and optimizes cross-platform advertising campaigns.

Mr. Gibbons commented, “There isn’t a more exciting story in the podcast industry today than what is happening at Libsyn. I am excited to join the team to help continue Libsyn’s track-record of growth and product innovation. My professional skill set, and personal passions are perfectly aligned with Libsyn’s vision. I look forward to playing a role in Libsyn’s continued leadership of the podcasting market with the evolution of its platform strategy and extraordinary customer experience.”

About Liberated Syndication

Liberated Syndication Inc. (“Libsyn”) is a world leading podcast hosting platform and advertising marketplace that has been providing publishers with hosting, distribution, and monetization services since 2004. Libsyn hosts over 5.8 million media files from more than 75,000 podcasts and delivered over 6 billion downloads in 2020. Podcast producers choose Libsyn to measure their audience via IAB V2 certified stats, deliver popular audio and video episodes, distribute their content through smartphone apps (iOS and Android), and monetize via premium subscription services and advertising. The Company also owns Auxbus, Glow, Pair Networks, and AdvertiseCast, the industry’s leading podcast advertising marketplace connecting advertisers to podcasters.

Brands powered by Libsyn help all creators podcast better by providing innovative tools for creation, hosting, growth, and monetization. Visit Libsyn on the web at www.libsyn.com; Auxbus at www.auxbus.com; AdvertiseCast at www.advertisecast.com; and Pair Networks at www.pair.com. Investors can visit the Company at the “Investor Relations” section of Libsyn’s website at https://investor.libsyn.com.

Liberated Syndication is headquartered in Pittsburgh with a world-class team in 16 cities including Nashville, Charleston, and New York City.

Contacts

At the Company:

Laurie Sims, Chief Operating Officer

Liberated Syndication

investor@libsyn.com

Jeremy Hellman, CFA, VP

The Equity Group Inc.

(212) 836-9626

jhellman@equityny.com

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ziff Media Group is announcing two leadership appointments for its flagship publishing brands. Wendy Sheehan Donnell is promoted to editor-in-chief of PCMag — the leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Alesha Williams Boyd is hired as editor-in-chief of Mashable, a leading digital culture, tech and entertainment media brand. Both editorial leaders will report into Ronak Patel, Senior Vice President of Publishing for Ziff Media Group.

Wendy Sheehan Donnell promoted to EIC of PCMag

As EIC of PCMag, Wendy Sheehan Donnell will focus on leading the editorial vision and team to continue PCMag’s growth trajectory and build engaging content strategies.

Donnell has held several management positions at PCMag since joining the publication as a senior editor covering consumer electronics in 2007. Most recently, she acted as deputy editor, steering PCMag’s coverage while managing the day-to-day operations and editorial staff. In that role, she was instrumental in PCMag’s 2020 replatforming and site redesign. Before that, she served as executive editor overseeing product coverage, PC Labs testing methodologies, and leading the reviews team, which tests more than 2,000 technology products per year.

“Wendy’s operational excellence, 23 years of editorial and leadership experience, and her data-driven approach give me great confidence that she will take PCMag to new heights,” said Patel. “Under Wendy’s leadership, PCMag has seen tremendous growth in staff, output, and audience.” Donnell will be the first female editor-in-chief of PCMag.

“In 2022, PCMag celebrates 40 years of delivering industry-leading technology service journalism. I’m more excited than ever to become editor-in-chief and lead the most talented and passionate team in the reviews business as we grow our deep product testing, expert buying advice, and extensive how-to and news coverage,” Donnell said. “In those four decades, our brand has witnessed and helped shape the tech world as it’s unfolded, grown, and transformed. One thing that hasn’t changed in that time is our top priority: earning and maintaining our readers’ trust and helping them make the right buying decisions and get the most from technology. I’m honored to have the opportunity to push that important mission forward.”

Before joining PCMag, Donnell was the managing editor of Computer Shopper. She holds a masters’ degree in journalism from New York University.

Alesha William Boyd hired as EIC of Mashable

As EIC of Mashable, Alesha Williams Boyd will oversee the brand’s editorial vision and lead its staff of talented writers, reporters, and editors to drive inspired storytelling, innovation and growth. She starts on January 31, 2022.

Williams Boyd previously served as Senior Digital Director for the USA TODAY Network, leading a team of digital journalists supporting over 100 newsrooms. She developed diverse teams and coached a successful strategic newsroom effort aimed at growing diversity, equity and inclusion in its coverage.

“Alesha is a champion for building audience relationships with impactful storytelling and digital engagement that resonates, and establishing editorial integrity as a pillar to her leadership and teams,” said Patel. “I’m excited for what Alesha and the team can accomplish together to diversify the tech narrative and make it more ubiquitous and accessible. We have amazing projects in store for Mashable in 2022.” It’s the first time a woman of color will hold the top job.

“The Mashable brand has meant so much in digital culture through the years. It’s all about what delights and surprises, hits close to home, or helps us understand the digital world around us and what’s next,” said Williams Boyd. “I’m looking forward to listening to our audiences and what they want to see from Mashable, and I’m excited to hear from and work with this talented team to craft that journalism in a way that is accessible, that informs, that entertains and really resonates. We want to be our audiences’ trusted, daily digital habit and I’m thrilled to join Mashable in this mission.”

Williams Boyd’s honors as editor include two National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence awards for enterprise reports exploring root causes of academic performance issues, crime, and other challenges facing local underserved communities.

About PCMag

PCMag is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions in categories ranging from PCs and consumer electronics to software, online services, and security help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Our highest endorsement, the PCMag Editors’ Choice Award, is widely recognized as a trusted symbol for technology buyers and sellers.

About Mashable

Mashable is passionate about tech and entertainment. With smart, spirited coverage that gets people talking, Mashable reaches a dedicated and influential audience worldwide. Future-facing and forward-thinking, Mashable is the expert on what’s trending now and next in connected culture. The brand reaches 30 million monthly average users onsite and across platforms.

About Ziff Media Group

Ziff Media Group is a portfolio of leading digital properties in tech, culture, and shopping. Our brands — including Mashable, PCMag, Offers.com, RetailMeNot, BlackFriday.com, BestBlackFriday.com, ExtremeTech, AskMen and TechBargains — build trust with our readers and fans through inspired and influential storytelling. Ziff Media Group is a business unit of Ziff Davis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZD).

Contacts

PCMag/Mashable/Ziff Media Group

Sophie Laplante

sophie.laplante@ziffmedia.com

  • The Ambetter 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m.
  • Ambetter also becomes Official Health Insurance Partner for NHMS and five additional Speedway Motorsports properties: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.

LOUDON, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ambetter, America’s number one Marketplace Health Insurer, has extended its partnership with New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) to become the entitlement sponsor for New England’s only NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) race. The Ambetter 301 will take place at 3 p.m. on July 17 as part of the speedway’s traditional mid-summer NASCAR weekend. The healthcare provider will also receive premium signage displays and hospitality opportunities, feature activation in the Fan Zone and the opportunity to select VIP dignitaries.

“We’re delighted to expand our partnership with New Hampshire Motor Speedway and be back at ‘The Magic Mile’ as the sponsor of the Ambetter 301,” said Suzanne DePrizio, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Centene, Ambetter’s parent company. “Ambetter is on a mission to ensure all Americans have access to the high-quality healthcare they deserve. This partnership is a fantastic way for us to connect with racing fans about their health and our mission.”

“We developed a great relationship with Ambetter last year as sponsor of our NASCAR Xfinity Series race, and we’re proud to expand our partnership to the Cup Series level,” said New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager David McGrath. “Ambetter is about keeping people healthy, and we’re about people having a good time. It’s a natural fit for us to work together toward good health and good times for fans at the Ambetter 301 this summer.”

In addition to the Cup Series race entitlement at NHMS, Ambetter will also become the Official Health Insurance Partner at NHMS and five additional Speedway Motorsports properties: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway. Ambetter will receive signage, activation, hospitality and marketing opportunities at those premiere entertainment venues on NCS race weekends.

Ambetter will donate 100 tickets to military members and first responders to attend the NCS races at each of these facilities, and The Centene Charitable Foundation will donate $100,000 to Speedway Children’s Charities, the official charity of Speedway Motorsports.

“We are thrilled to not only be growing Ambetter’s relationship with New Hampshire Motor Speedway this year, but also to include other Speedway Motorsports facilities,” said Speedway Motorsports Chief Sales Officer Kevin Camper. “Ambetter will expand their footprint at ‘The Magic Mile’ through the Ambetter 301 entitlement, and we will also provide unique opportunities for them to showcase their products and unique healthcare offerings to potential customers in markets from coast-to-coast.”

Ambetter, born out of the Affordable Care Act, is on a mission to help everyone get the care they deserve, especially those underinsured or uninsured. Ambetter offers a variety of healthcare services to its members, including preventative and wellness services, mental health and substance abuse services, prescription drug coverage, My Health Pays® Rewards Program and telehealth services. With over two million members nationwide and coverage available in 26 states, Ambetter helps simplify healthcare for people across the country. Members have access to a national network of care providers serviced through local health plans, delivering the affordable, quality care in the communities where they live and work.

Ambetter’s relationship with Speedway Motorsports began in 2021 when they put their name on NHMS’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race, the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200, and administered COVID-19 vaccines throughout the weekend in the Fan Zone.

“Ambetter is committed to developing partnerships that make a positive impact in our communities and help our members achieve their whole health goals through affordable health insurance solutions,” said Ambetter President Kevin Counihan. “We look forward to this enhanced relationship with Speedway Motorsports to serve NASCAR fans across the country.”

New England’s race weekend gets underway on Friday, July 15 with Friday Night Dirt Duels at The Flat Track, continues with Doubleheader Saturday, July 16 featuring the NXS and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and is headlined by the Ambetter 301 NCS race on Sunday, July 17.

Be sure to check NHMS.com/Events/NASCAR-Cup-Series/Schedule/ often, as the schedule will be continuously updated as race weekend approaches.

Tickets:

Log on to NHMS.com for tickets and more information on the weekend’s lineup of action-packed racing. Doubleheader Saturday tickets start at just $35 while kids 12 and under are free. Sunday’s Ambetter 301 tickets start at just $49 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.

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Keep track of all of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s events by following on Facebook (@NHMotorSpeedway), Twitter (@NHMS) and Instagram (@NHMS). Keep up with all the latest information on the speedway website (NHMS.com) and mobile app.

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About Ambetter

Ambetter is a health insurance offering that is available on the Health Insurance Marketplace, or exchange, established by the Affordable Care Act. It is one of the healthcare programs provided by Centene Corporation, a Fortune 25 multi-national healthcare enterprise. Ambetter is made available through local health plans and covers a wide variety of healthcare services, including preventative and wellness services, maternity and newborn care, pediatric services, mental health and substance abuse services, prescription drug coverage and more.

About Speedway Motorsports

Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer, promoter and sponsor of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway. Speedway Motorsports provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary.

Contacts

Media Inquiries:

Shannon Stephens
, Senior Communications Manager

(603) 513-5706 / SStephens@NHMS.com
Scott Cooper, Senior Vice President – Communications

(704) 455-4360 / SCooper@SpeedwayMotorsports.com
Marcela Manjarrez, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

(314) 445-0790 / MediaInquiries@Centene.com

WELLESLEY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Redpoint Global Inc. has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Customer Data Platforms Focused on Front-Office Users 2021-2022 (December 2021, IDC US#47524621). The document evaluates the functional capabilities and go-to-market strategies of 12 CDP vendors that primarily serve users in front-office functions such as marketing, customer experience, loyalty, support, services and sales.

The IDC MarketScape recognized Redpoint Global for the following strengths – data management, security and analytics (segments). The report states, “the top 3 challenges Redpoint Global’s customers are solving are customer data management, improving the customer experience and real-time personalized marketing.”

“Redpoint is changing the conversation between enterprises and their customers, providing technology solutions that drive real-time, hyper-relevant personalization across all touchpoints,” said Dale Renner, CEO and Co-Founder of Redpoint Global. “We thrive on solving sophisticated problems for ambitious enterprises – with usable solutions for everyone from data engineers to marketers to front-line workers. We are honored by the IDC MarketScape’s recognition of the depth and breadth of capabilities used by leading brands to achieve superior outcomes with their customers.”

According to the report, “Companies should consider Redpoint if you are looking for a fully integrated CDP solution. Customers in large enterprises that need global solutions, services, and support should consider Redpoint Global a strong choice, especially those in retail, healthcare, banking and payments, travel and hospitality, media and advertising industries.”

For more information about the report and to download an excerpt from the report, visit here.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Redpoint Global

With Redpoint’s software platform, rgOne, innovative companies are perfecting their data, transforming their customer experiences across the enterprise and driving higher revenue. Redpoint’s solutions provide a remarkably unified, single point of control where all customer data is connected and every touchpoint intelligently orchestrated. Delivering more engaging customer experiences, highly personalized moments, relevant next-best actions and tangible ROI—this is how leading marketers lead markets. To learn more, visit redpointglobal.com.

Contacts

Hannah Riffle

PAN Communications

812.457.2341

redpoint@pancomm.com

Laura Ackerman

Redpoint Global

781.552.3046

laura.ackerman@redpointglobal.com

Pantene Creates Consumers’ “Dream” Conditioner: New High-Performance Formulas That Do More for Style

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PanteneCanDoThat–Conditioner has long been considered shampoo’s obligatory sidekick. But that’s about to change. For 40 years conditioners have been saying the same thing – “condition and detangle hair”— and consumers were tired of it. So, Pantene surveyed women and asked what they really wanted from their dream conditioner. And turns out, it’d be more like a styler. The new Pantene conditioners are designed to make styling easier, more consistent, and longer lasting, with twice the protective antioxidants and pro-vitamin B5. Can your conditioner do that?


To prove these bold claims, Pantene has partnered with a Collective of impressive, strong, modern, multi-hyphenate women known for pushing boundaries who will help demo the conditioners against their everyday activities. The Pantene Conditioner Collective will work to redefine conditioner’s status quo with humor, creativity, and inspiration, demonstrating how hairstyles hold up in real life scenarios when you dare to demand more from your conditioner.

The Pantene Conditioner Collective members include:

  • Chloe Fineman, star of Saturday Night Live and Dickinson known for viral impressions and insane personal style
  • Jess King, Peloton instructor who rocks iconic, long red braids and ponytails through powerful workouts
  • Meg Stalter, breakout sketch comedian and actress on HBO’s Hacks who captivates with her honest, audacious humor
  • Nardia Boodoo, model and ballerina with The Washington Ballet whose Indo-Trinidadian heritage radiates through her natural curls
  • Ezinma, violinist, composer and educator shattering the stereotypes of classical music, performing with top pop artists and working on her own debut album, Classical Bae

The Collective makes their debut in Pantene’s new film “Can Your Conditioner Do This?,” a vibrant showcase of ways conditioner can deliver more for your changing hairstyles. It features the women wearing updos that undo to soft curls, braids that last for miles, hairstyles that hold with less breakage and loose waves that last even under hot stage lights.

“These women are the main characters in their own lives, and we’re inspired by their use of style as a means of expressing individuality and the different aspects of themselves,” said Maris Croswell, Senior Brand Director at Pantene. “At Pantene, our goal is to create products that help her achieve her desired end look so she can express herself freely, and her hair needs a strong, healthy foundation to do that. Our new formulas have 2X the active nutrients* and nourish hair to make it easier to style. She can experiment with her styles and express her individuality, knowing her hair can keep up with everything she asks of it.”

Later this year, Chloe will be kicking off a series of #PanteneCanDoThat challenges on Instagram. Through these challenges, Collective members will showcase how using Pantene conditioner enhances their style. From recreating popular hairstyles, to bringing back the 2000’s, our Collective will share how Pantene helps achieve and maximize their hairstyles. Fans can add their content as well using #PanteneCanDoThat.

“It’s 2022 – You should be asking more from your conditioner!” said Fineman. “I love having a conditioner that can keep up with my day – constantly changing styles, getting into different characters – I know my Pantene conditioner can keep up with whatever I throw at my hair.”

Additionally, all of the beautiful imagery supporting the launch of Pantene’s new conditioners showcases the authentic beauty and individuality of the Conditioner Collective members. The imagery undergoes no digital alterations that would change the original texture, color, style, and overall individuality we strive to celebrate. These images showcase strong, healthy, unique and beautiful hair– in its best and truest light. Moving forward, all of Pantene’s beauty imagery will genuinely showcase real, diverse, natural beauty and its many different forms.

Pantene’s new conditioners include five varieties (Daily Moisture Renewal, Curl Perfection, Smooth & Sleek, Repair & Protect and Volume & Body), and will be available for $4.99 nationwide at drugstores, food stores and mass merchandisers January 2022.

*Antioxidant nutrients, vs. 2021 base Pantene formula

Contacts

Jenna Hreshko

jhreshko@hellommc.com
212-485-6828

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DeepTarget Inc., a solution provider that utilizes data mining and business intelligence in order to deliver targeted communications across digital channels for banks and credit unions, today announced the addition of Mark Schwartz as Director of Sales.

Poised for accelerated growth, DeepTarget enters 2022 coming out of an extremely successful year of new customers, technology innovations including an awarded patent, and new partnerships and alliances. Schwartz brings strong leadership credentials for accelerating enterprise solution sales, assembling sales talent, and building scalable sales processes.

“I am delighted to lead DeepTarget through its next phase of accelerated growth building on the strong success record of more than 200 banks and credit unions,” said Mark Schwartz. “With the accomplishment of so many successful and happy customers as a foundation, I am doubly excited about guiding new bank and credit union prospects to digital success using this patented and results-driven Digital Experience Platform. 2022 is going to be a remarkable year.”

Many banks and credit unions are facing the stress of fierce competition and digital disruption. They find themselves spending marketing budgets on communications that don’t reach or resonate with the modern consumer’s high expectations. DeepTarget simplifies digital marketing with a sophisticated and comprehensive digital experience platform that leverages AI and BI to effortlessly reach each individual consumers through automated, targeted campaigns of highly relevant financial products and services. DeepTarget’s FI customers often reduce marketing spend while quadrupling ROI and exceed industry standards for digital engagement.

“Mark is a valuable addition to our sales team,” said Preetha Pulusani, CEO of DeepTarget. “He brings tremendous industry knowledge and experience to our company and he will be an instrumental asset to our continued growth. There is undoubtedly an increase in demand for digital consumer engagements but many financial institutions are unaware about how to get started on this digital journey. Mark’s expertise will help many more banks and credit unions appreciate the availability and benefits of innovative, automated solutions enabling them to meet the demands of their consumers in an efficient manner, further increasing revenue and consumer satisfaction for these organizations.”

Prior to joining DeepTarget, Schwartz led business development and sales initiatives for financial services organizations, where he proved to be a trusted, results-driven, entrepreneurial leader. He has established a strong ability to train, mentor, develop and motivate teams to achieve determined goals. He most recently served as Director of Business Development for Ncontracts, where he created and implemented a Business Development Representative program, resulting in the team performing at 136% of quota. He has held key positions at LSQ Funding Group, Coupon Mint and Bancsource.

About DeepTarget

DeepTarget helps financial institutions integrate data sources for the purpose of driving meaningful digital engagements that yield more loans and deposits. Their solutions help financial institutions connect with their customers with messages that resonate. DeepTarget’s intelligent digital marketing and sales solutions are used by hundreds of financial institutions to provide a seamless communications experience wherever, whenever and however their customers bank. For additional information visit www.deeptarget.com. To boost your digital presence and cross-sell results, connect with Mark Schwartz directly at sales@deeptarget.com.

Contacts

Cristi Murray

For DeepTarget

650-339-2132

cristi@williammills.com

Score the ultimate Groupon experience to “Party Like a Player” at Rob Gronkowski’s house for football’s biggest game of the year

Enter for a chance to get an invite between Jan 24 – Feb 2, 2022

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rob Gronkowski (the expert when it comes to football, parties and the Big Game) and Groupon (the experience pros) are teaming up to throw an over-the-top Big Game party experience. Enter daily through February 2 and you––and 15 of your closest friends––could score the opportunity of a lifetime to party like a player at Gronk’s house during football’s biggest game of the year on February 13.


Groupon is inviting fans to enter for a chance to win the ultimate Big Game viewing experience at Gronk’s 4,486 square-foot home in Foxborough, Mass. The grand-prize winner and their guests will be flown to Boston and receive two-nights of hotel accommodations. On Big Game day, they will be transported from their Boston hotel to Gronk’s house for an experience that most football fans could only dream of.

Groupon is opening up the playbook to bring in some of their most popular local experiences to ensure everyone has a blast before and during the Big Game. Beer and wine tastings? Check. Indoor bounce house? Check. Mini golf? Check. Axe Throwing? Check. A hot stone massage station for relaxation in case your team is losing? Yeah they’ve got that too!

“A lot of people would be nervous about letting someone throw a Big Game party in their house, but I’m a fan of huge parties,” said tight end Rob Gronkowski. “That’s why, when I’m out of town for the Big Game, I thought it would be cool to team up with the experience pros at Groupon to throw an over-the-top bash at my place. Plus, they promised not to break anything!”

Fans who aren’t selected as the grand prize winner will still have the chance, through Feb.13, to win and experience one of many other bonus baller prizes that Groupon has to offer, including:

  • A trip for two to Las Vegas from MGM
  • A trip for two to Cancun from Great Value Vacations
  • VIP New Kids on the Block Concert Experience from Live Nation (See them on their Mixtape Tour Summer 2022!)
  • VIP Harlem Globetrotters Experience
  • Blue Man Group Experience in NYC or Chicago
  • A pair of Custom-Designed Sneakers by Groupon x Stadium Custom Kicks
  • Gift cards to fan favorites

“We’re thrilled to partner with Gronk to help one lucky fan and their family and friends have the ultimate Big Game experience,” said Melanie Hellenga, Vice President of Brand, Groupon. “Even if you’re not able to party like a player, we all know that experiences connect us and create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. With thousands of incredible experiences, we hope consumers will think of Groupon when they are looking for the biggest selection of local experiences any one marketplace has to offer.”

For more information on the Party Like a Player sweepstakes and how to enter for a chance to win, visit www.partylikeaplayer.com. The grand-prize entry period runs from Jan. 24 – Feb. 2, 2022. Fans will have a chance to enter to win bonus baller prizes through Feb. 13.*

“Groupon” is a trademark of Groupon, Inc., and “Groupon” is registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other names used may be trademarks owned by their respective holders.

About Groupon: Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is an experiences marketplace where consumers discover fun things to do and local businesses thrive. For our customers, this means giving them an amazing selection of experiences at great values. For our merchants, this means making it easy for them to partner with Groupon and reach millions of consumers around the world.

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Party Like a Player Sweepstakes registration begins on 1/24/22, at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”). Registration for the Grand Prize party ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 2/2/22. Registration for Bonus Baller Prizes ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 2/13/22. Bonus entry period ends at 11:59:59 pm PT on 2/20/22. Open to legal res of 50 US/DC, 21+. Void where prohibited. To Enter, download the Groupon mobile app and click on the link to the promotion. Bonus Entries are only open to Registrants. For how to gain Bonus Entries without purchase please review the Official Rules]. One (1) Grand Prize: a “Party Like a Player” event for the Winner and up to fifteen (15) guests (minimum eight (8) guests), 21+, in Massachusetts at the residence of Rob Gronkowski on 2/13/22, ARV: Up to $40,000. Plus eighteen (18) Bonus Baller Prizes, including trips and gift cards, ARV: $22,881. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for each drawing. Limit one (1) Registration Entry per person per day through 2/13/22. Limit up to ten (10) Bonus Entries. Potential winners and guests subject to background checks and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 per Official Rules. Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60654. Subject to complete Official Rules at grouponpartylikeaplayer.com/rules.

Contacts

Groupon

Nick Halliwell

Press@groupon.com

Allison+Partners

Ashley Kraynak

Groupon@allisonpr.com

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New tagline highlights Ameriprise’s exceptional client satisfaction, personalized advice and referable experience with a fully integrated campaign, including new TV spots

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today unveiled the next chapter of its brand evolution with the introduction of “Advice Worth Talking About” – a bold and fully integrated advertising campaign that will be broadcast on a wide array of TV and online channels. The campaign depicts clients explaining to friends and family how deeply they value the personalized advice and one-to-one advisor relationships that Ameriprise delivers. “Advice Worth Talking About” shines a spotlight on the firm’s excellent customer satisfaction ratings and how the experience it offers leaves clients feeling profoundly more confident, connected and in control of their financial lives.


“Clients consistently rave about Ameriprise in customer satisfaction surveys and when they refer us to friends and family,” said Marie O’Neill, senior vice president of marketing at Ameriprise Financial. “We wanted to capture that powerful dynamic. The new tagline brings to life the value we provide – personalized financial advice that makes our clients feel so confident they want to share their experience with others.”

“Advice Worth Talking About” launches with a fully integrated campaign, including two, 30-second live action and two, 15-second animated illustration TV spots. The live action commercials are emotionally engaging and end with the following proof point: “9 out of 10 clients are likely to recommend the Ameriprise experience to their family or friends.”

  • In one of the live spots, I can,” clients at different life stages feel a universal sense of confidence from the personalized, goals-based advice that Ameriprise and its financial advisors deliver. The Ameriprise experience profoundly changes their outlook on what’s possible for them financially.
  • The other live action spot,Referred by,” shows new clients meeting their advisor for the first time and introducing themselves in relation to an existing client, who referred them. It conveys how the impact of great advice ripples out through the lives of others.

The two animated spots, Stars and Pedestal, visually represent the company’s credentials in a distinct way. Each spot highlights a different data point that communicates quickly and clearly about the value Ameriprise and its advisors provide:

  • Stars” focuses on survey data that finds clients rate Ameriprise 4.9 out of 5 for overall satisfaction.
  • “Pedestal” highlights that 97% of Ameriprise clients say they feel their advisor cares about their ability to achieve their goals.

The spots can be viewed on the Ameriprise YouTube channel and will run across broadcast news programming, including CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation. Additionally, it will air on cable news, sports and entertainment programming, including CNBC, Fox Business, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, BBC America and Food Network.

In addition to the TV ads, the multichannel campaign includes online advertising, social media creative and customizable content available for Ameriprise financial advisors to use in their local markets.

“We’re proud of all we do and how Ameriprise has helped millions of clients achieve their goals over the course of our 127-year history,” said O’Neill. “With the complexities of today’s world, the need for advice has never been stronger, which presents an incredible opportunity for us to help even more people. ‘Advice Worth Talking About’ tangibly articulates the outstanding experience we provide to clients and why they encourage their loved ones to seek the advice we offer.”

Invisible Man and Uffindell developed the creative for the campaign and MayoSeitz served as the media buying agency for Ameriprise.

About Ameriprise Financial

At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more than 125 years. With extensive advisory, asset management and insurance capabilities and a nationwide network of approximately 10,000 financial advisors, we have the strength and expertise to serve the full range of individual and institutional investors’ financial needs. For more information, or to find an Ameriprise financial advisor, visit ameriprise.com.

Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC.

© 2022 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contacts

Cassandra Osei

212.437.8682

Cassandra.osei@ampf.com

New and Improved Platform Includes Overnight Stays

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Location data company Arrivalist has updated its popular Daily Travel Index (DTI), which is widely known as a leading indicator of travel activity. The updated DTI features three new improvements, including the addition of overnight stays data on the website, up to four years of trending travel data (2019-2022) available for free, and the ability to compare trending travel data – organized by destination – across all 50 states.


“This is a measure of true demand for overnight stays,” said Arrivalist Founder and CEO Cree Lawson. “We’ve challenged ourselves to make it the fastest and most accurate trending data available to the industry.”

Industry trending data is usually grouped into buckets like overnight stays at hotels or overnight stays at vacation rentals. Since Arrivalist’s data is based on location data, or the movement of computing devices (not booking or occupancy data), the company can measure all overnight stays, not just those in hotels or vacation rentals but also those staying with friends and relatives. Reporting real-time location data allows Arrivalist to provide overnight stay data at a faster pace than other sources.

The DTI comes from a panel of GPS devices which are observed taking road trips of 50 miles or more. Arrivalist measures trending data by all types of lodging (hotels, vacation rentals and even vacationers staying with friends and family) but decided to make the DTI feature representative of “true demand” or all overnight stays, regardless of type.

The improvements to Arrivalist’s free tool come just as another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic deals a blow to the U.S. travel industry.

“The first version of the DTI helped the industry keep the pulse of the recovery from the first round of COVID-19,” said Lawson. “So many hotels asked us to add overnight stay trending data to the tool. We hope that releasing it now helps them plot a course back to normalcy and beyond.”

Daily Travel Index Origins

Originally launched in April 2020 in the nadir of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daily Travel Index was built as a free tool to help the travel industry track the pulse of travel’s recovery. It has been picked up by many industry associations and the U.S. government and become the benchmark data set for U.S. road trip travel trends. The Daily Travel Index, and projections made from it, have been picked up by hundreds of media outlets since its inception.

How the Data is Calculated

Arrivalist’s methodology is based on a representative balanced panel of GPS signals representing road trips taken specifically in cars (excluding travel by air). A trip is measured as one where the user has travelled a minimum of 50 miles and spent a minimum of two hours at the destination. Commuter travel or other frequently repeated trips—i.e., cargo deliveries or other reoccurring activities—are excluded from the Daily Travel Index.

About Arrivalist

Arrivalist is the leading location intelligence platform in the travel industry. The company uses multiple location data sets to provide actionable insights on consumer behavior, competitive share, media effectiveness, and market trends. Over 200 travel marketers, including 100 cities, 40 U.S. states, and four of the top 10 U.S. theme parks, use these insights to inform media strategy, operations, and destination development. Arrivalist is headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco and Toronto.

Contacts

Hannah Wootton

hannah.wootton@bvk.com
(307) 461-1064

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