Advocado Co-Founders Lead Panel Discussing "Best Practices for Better Customer Acquisition" at LeadsCon ConnectToConvert

Increase customer engagement & ROAS by learning best practices for better customer acquisition from a panel of leaders in healthcare, media, research & AdTech.

I am excited to be facilitating this panel on best practices as our industry goes through such significant change”

— Jeff Linihan, President, Advocado, Inc.

ST LOUIS, MO, USA, September 30, 2018 / — Increase customer engagement and return on advertising spend (ROAS) by learning best practices for better customer acquisition from a panel of industry leaders representing healthcare, media, research & AdTech.

St Louis – (September 30, 2018) – This week at the LeadsCon Connect to Convert conference in Boston, MA, Advocado Co-Founders Brian Handrigan & Jeff Linihan will be leading a Panel Discussion on Best Practices for Better Customer Acquisition. The session will cover how consumer engagement across channels (online, offline, phone, TV, etc.) and the growth of Micro-Moments create unique challenges and opportunities for Advertisers today.

The panel will discuss how customers receive (and respond) to messages across a variety of channels – from broadcast to digital to OTT and over phone. So, as advertisers, we are asking, How do we make cross channel engagement work together to create a unified customer experience and competitive advantage?

In the session, the panel will discuss:
* Micro-moments and the role they play in cross channel attribution and campaign activation
* How to assess broadcast media efficacy (and actions to take) through online performance measurement
* How to optimize online ads by connecting offline (call) conversions
* How to activate real-time digital campaigns based on video advertising events
* And… First hand experiences direct from the trenches.

"I am excited to be facilitating this panel on best practices as our industry goes through significant change,” said Jeff Linihan President, Advocado, Inc. “By bringing together different experience sets, and points of view, attendees will be able to learn from the assembled leaders from different industries, roles and having multiple points of view.”

About LeadsCon's Connect to Convert Conference and Expo
Connect to Convert is the lead industry's only roll-up-your-sleeves summer educational conference and exposition dedicated entirely to the most effective and emerging sectors of the lead generation industry: Calls, Clicks, Search and Shares. With dedicated b-to-c and b-to-b content designed around each section of the sales cycle, LeadsCon's Connect to Convert arms attendees with the critical intelligence they need to succeed in 2019 and beyond. The event takes place October 3-5 in Boston, MA. Learn more at

About Advocado
Built by marketers for marketers, Advocado empowers advertisers to connect the dots between sales and their broadcast and digital campaigns, even when sales happen over the phone. Through native integrations with leading ad platforms, CRMs and analytics tools, Advocado helps advertisers optimize their ad spends. Advocado was founded in 2018 and is based in St. Louis, MO. For more information, visit

* Source: Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)
** Source: Search Engine Journal
** Source: BIA/Kelsey

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CARSTEN PHILLIPS INC Has Been Awarded The 7-Year Anniversary from The Dun & Bradstreet

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011

Rudy Lira Kusuma #1 Team in California

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team SOLD more homes

Rudy Lira Kusuma ranked the #1 Top Rated Real Estate Agent in California

Rudy L. Kusuma the #1 Highest Rated Real Estate Agent in California

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011”

— Dun & Bradstreet

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2018 / — CARSTEN PHILLIPS INC the parent company of Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team, a well-known and respected full-service real estate brokerage team are happy to announce the 7-year anniversary award received from The Dun & Bradstreet. The company congratulates the real estate firm for making it to their seven years in the business.

CARSTEN PHILLIPS INC the parent company of Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011, the real estate brokerage team is one of the most pre-eminent real estate firms in California. A name of reputation in the national real estate market, Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team, has been rewarded with 7 Years Business Anniversary.

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team is a full-service real estate brokerage team who has a 2-word mission statement – “Client’s First.” The company practices what they envision as the future of real estate space. Thus, they kept the client as the center of the transaction and presented with a professional at every step of the real estate procedure. That empowers every client and keeps them in charge.

As described in their website, “At Team NuVision, clients are treated to holiday cards, blog contests, and endless fun. Clients return to Team NuVision and recommend their family and friends every day.”

Dun & Bradstreet helps corporations enhance their business performance through insights and data presented through their Live Business Identity, Data Cloud, as well as the solutions they power. Their solutions help improve performance within the areas of Supply Chain, Compliance, Finance, Sales and Marketing. The company also provide Master Data Solutions to help establish a foundation of trusted and consistent supplier and customer.

In response for celebrating their 7th year anniversary, Dun & Bradstreet present a token of their appreciation to the real estate firm. Team Nuvision received a custom digital anniversary badge for their website, social accounts, and company collateral. They also received an Official Certificate of Recognition to be displayed in their office.

Team NuVision is very glad that they are presently celebrating their 7th year anniversary in full glory and composure. According to Rudy L. Kusuma, “It’s been a quite flourishing odyssey for us provided our continuous focus on the enduring values of professionalism, honesty, and integrity. It is a matter of great pride for our team that over the seven years, we’ve been able to be the absolute real estate threshold for most of our California customers. You can count on us always, for the most personalized, exceptional advice and service for your property need here.”

The company has an office in Rosemead, California. Highlighting a full-service approach, Team Nuvision offers assistance for every property types, including residential properties, homes for sales and commercial properties or lands.

About Team Nuvision:
Team Nuvision is one of the well-respected and award-winning real estate brokerage team in California. The company offers professional full-service assistance in property selling and buying for both commercial and residential clients.


For more information on how to discuss the sale of the home, visit Team Nuvision’s website at or contact Rudy Kusama at 626-789-0159.

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Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team has been a member of good standing with Dun & Dradstreet since 2011

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History Publishing Company Launches Patrick Andrews Novel

A riviting novel written in the James Jones tradition

Author in the early days

First of Five Novel Commitment Hits Cyberspace; readies for print takeoff

Claybourne Barracks is a work that examines the inner soldier and his place in the military culture. It is a perfect fit in the pantheon of great American military literature.”

— Donagh Bracken

PALISADES, NEW YORK, US, September 29, 2018 / — The writer many consider to write in the tradition of James Jones and Ernest Hemingway agreed to write five novels with military settings for History Publishing Company. The first, "Clayborne Barracks", a story set in a U.S. Army Barracks in Indiana in the early summer of 1894, is the first. In the classic Jones tradition, one soldier is up against the establishment in an early Twentieth Century Army.

A veteran of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, the author, like Hemingway, knows of what he writes and that knowledge brings life to his characters. When he creates, he creates so truly that when subsequent events occur they are natural consequences. Like Jones who followed Hemingway, Patrick Andrews following Jones, peers into both the soldier’s life and soul in both combat and stateside as he struggles with his inner self and his relationship to the world outside.

“History Publishing Company is honored to have Patrick Andrews bring his novels to our expanding historical fiction imprint,” said publisher Donagh Bracken, “'Claybourne Barracks' is a work that examines the inner soldier and his place in the military culture.It is a perfect fit in the pantheon of great American military literature.”

Patrick Andrews is a military novelist of long standing; many of his early works dealing with the U.S. Army’s early days in the American West. He was also contracted to write screenplays for the television production of "The Unit", a fictional series about a U.S. Army Special Forces unit.Having served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division he knew well of what he wrote.He brought that knowledge and feel to "Claybourne Barracks" which will be available worldwide through the electronic distribution services of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, KOBO, Overdrive, and six others. It will be released in print in November, 2018.

Don Bracken
History Publishing Company LLC
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The Development of the Framing Industry in New York City

NEW YORK, NY, USA, September 28, 2018 / — 567 Framing is one of the leading providers of premium quality art framing, printing and design services and has continued to grow over the years to become one of the most sought-after local framing boutiques in New York City. The story of the framing industry in New York City and how the industry has developed in recent times will be incomplete without mentioning 567 Framing as it has grown from a relatively humble beginning to owning several offices in different locations in NYC including West Village and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The company‘s excellent service delivery that includes a same-day-delivery offer, quality craftsmanship to provide the best possible custom framing, and detailed have helped 567 Framing grow in popularity over the years. The reviews and accolades from clients from all walks of life have attracted top brands and celebrities to the company with the likes of Nike, NBC, NYC Mayor’s Office, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé associating with 567 Framing at one point or the other. Other brands that have been lucky to have 567 Framing serve them over the years are UNICEF, CBS, Time Warner Cable, Allen & Company amongst others.

567 Framing has contributed immensely to the development of the industry in NYC and surrounding areas, offering innovative and effective solutions to several NYC challenges in the framing industry, faced by businesses and individuals.

With a wide range of services and products including quality frames on offer, 567 Framing ensures that clients get the best size for a photo to a frame without requiring them to break the bank. This unique combination of affordability and quality service delivery has helped to increase the brand’s popularity and acceptance in and around New York City.

“I have a great experience with the service of 567 framing. I googled all the framing stores in NYC and got this place. I went to their Manhattan store and the owner was very patient to ask all the details of my picture and my requirements. I got a wood frame at last at a very reasonable price. It matches my apartment style very much. Highly recommend this place,” says Jessica J from Jersey City, NJ.

In addition to having a plethora of different materials that range from the most traditional wood to the more modern and renovated styles of metal and plastic and the best framing hammer, 567 Framing also offers a wide variety of services such as custom framing, art printing, canvas, and mounting.
More information about 567 Framing and the services offered can be found on their website. 567 Framing is also available across several social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram.

About 567 Framing
567 Framing is an art framing boutique founded in 2007 in the East Village. The company majorly offers custom framing, large format Giclee printing, face mounting, and canvas printing & stretching services with a professional designing team that includes highly educated artists and designers, with extensive knowledge of fine art, crafts, and materials.

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Are Celebrities Cutting Corners with Personal Security?

Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris

The October 2016 Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris did make a number of VIPs review their personal security.

A female Bodyguard operating covertly in Exuma

A female Bodyguard operating covertly in Exuma

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Dynamic and quick thinking Bodyguards

Celebrities are exposed to threats every day, from stalkers and over exuberant fans, but are celebrities taking their security seriously or only being reactive?

Bodyguard services are not all about some big guy or girl in a suit, those times have changed – an intelligent approach is required…”

— Alex Bomberg

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2018 / — There are several examples in the world’s Press of celebrities facing security incidents, some of these are more serious than others but all could have been avoided or risk diminished greatly if the celebrity had adequate security.

Celebrity stalking is on the rise with much of it manifesting itself on social media before in extreme cases, becoming physical.

Security breaches happen often because of a serious lapse in security, obviously due to several factors that may include budgetary restraints or plain bad practice, as in the 2016 Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris, as described below.

We should start by saying that many security incidents are not perpetrated by unknown individuals, often the perpetrators have attempted to communicate via social media, this is often the case where stalking becomes more sinister and often drifts from online fixation to physical contact.

Examples of Celebrities having security issues:

Justin Bieber – The international recording artist Justin Bieber has faced a number of well-publicized security issues over the years, particularly in 2012 when there was a credible threat to kidnap, castrate and murder the star. An inmate plotted with his nephew to carry out the act and the plot unraveled by chance due to a Police traffic stop near the Canadian border.

Further issues with fans and stalkers have plagued Bieber over the years. One fan was arrested after gaining access to the star’s property three times in one week.

It is fair to say that Justin Bieber does have a security team around him that is effective.

Kim Kardashian – In Paris in 2016, the star was famously robbed in her rented apartment and relieved of millions of dollars worth of jewelry. It is very clear that in this case, not only was Kim Kardashian’s security totally inadequate – being one individual who was not suited; but that the actions of the bodyguard, Kim Kardashian and those around her, added to the security risks with their use of social media.

Jenson Button – The British F1 racing star has on two separate occasions been the subject of security incidents. In 2010 in Brazil, he came close to being the victim of an armed group during an encounter at a set of traffic lights. More recently in 2015, the star and his family were gassed in their sleep and robbed when in a property in the South of France.

In any of the three examples the outcome could have been very different and fatal.

Is it a case of the more security the better?

It’s a great question and the short and fast answer is that any security service or Executive Protection needs to be tailored to the requirements of the client and fit his or her life and of course their family’s lives. Just throwing money or resources at the issue is not going to mitigate the risk and can in many cases make matters worse and draw unnecessary attention.

Executive Protection, by nature, is somewhat intrusive and if done right the service has many elements, from counter surveillance, technical surveillance counter measures and advanced reconnaissance, through to vetting of staff, managing online reputation and cyber-threats.

The first thing on most clients' minds is not budget, but that is always obviously a consideration. The main concern is how much a major change in security will affect their lives. Most clients will not be starting from scratch, most will have either some regular personal security, or had some exposure to using it over time as their careers have taken off.

It is not unusual for a celebrity to use a bodyguard for a personal appearance at a shopping mall for example, and that would be their only use of security for that day. They might then not use personal security until their next personal appearance. It too is not uncommon for a celebrity to use a bodyguard/driver, this from a professional security point of view, is far from ideal as driving and Executive Protection are two different disciplines and it is not possible to carry out both the role of personal bodyguard & drive a vehicle.

Not all celebrities can afford full-time Executive Protection but opt for an “as and when” approach and again, this is very dangerous.

Are the celebrities at fault?

No, not entirely. A celebrity/artist is surrounded by managers, record labels and a whole myriad of advisors, financial advisors, personal trainers and nutritionists, PR people and so on. Security is very often not managed properly, or as we have covered in a previous article “Celebrity Stalking Cases”, their security arrangements do not grow with the celebrity and adapt to new risks, or are they scalable to events and threats.

So, how would you make a start to putting things right?

The very first thing any security consultant worth his or her salt would do is to carry out a security audit of the existing security. This would cover the home, the office, travel security, drivers and any technical security like cameras and alarms that might be in place. The audit would also look at any policies that might be in place, like what happens on an activation of a panic alarm or sensor etc…

A security audit ensures that all security is “fit for purpose”, all systems, training and qualifications, policies and procedures are up-to-date. All security, technical and physical, must work in unison.

The biggest problem with not doing a regular audit or review of security is that it can easily end up not fit for purpose, not working together and cohesive. This type of security service just costs money and adds no value.

Finally, I would say that getting security on the agenda regularly is never a bad idea. Talk about security, make sure that everyone who needs to know plans and policies has a good grasp of what will happen if the threat level rises or if there is an incident.

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Dr. Madelyn Blair to be Featured on CUTV News Radio in a Brand New Extended Radio Series

JEFFERSON, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2018 / — Madelyn Blair is fast becoming a favorite here at CUTV News. A good part of it is her intensity; her drive to share her brilliant organizational psychology insights and transform contemporary businesses and staffs.

While Dr. Blair may have the strength, conviction, and ability to rally the troops that drill sergeants have, she is anything but harsh or dictatorial. Madelyn inspires occasional laughter, constant thinking and interchanges, and a wonderful spirit of teamwork when she presents. Her instruction style is more facilitator than lecturer, and her platform—shaping the resilient leader– keeps gaining traction.

So, just what comprises a leader? It is not strictly a top executive as one might think, Dr. Blair emphasizes. We are all leaders in our own way: teachers lead classrooms; parents lead children; someone selecting and packaging items in a warehouse is a leader of their own quality and performance. People manage resources, both human and financial, in all types of organizations, and at varying levels. As these different people go around doing their work, they will be confronted with challenges—stress or health conditions, unexpected news, changes in protocol, political or economic shifts—that impact their actions and decisions. There is a moment between the stimulus and the way one chooses to respond, that shows a leader’s real grace and power–and that is the crux of resilience.

Dr. Blair says some people have naturally high resilience, but it is also something that can be nurtured. It takes confidence, curiosity, a good sense of self-identity, a strong foundation in some topic, and a willingness to listen to others’ ideas and learn. These are all things that Dr. Blair builds upon in a workshop. Helping people work and act together more successfully is where her Organizational (or Social) Psychology expertise comes in. Teaching groups to articulate ideas is also part of the learning. Dr. Blair herself is a lifelong learner and keeps acquiring knowledge–as she observes teams, analyzes herself in relation to other leaders, absorbs art and culture, prepares for classes, and reads for two-plus hours daily.

In this series, Dr. Blair will talk about such learning opportunities, share stories about her speaking engagements, and discuss recent topics from her blog on Psychology Today, such as Is silence really silent? She’ll express personal views, on the philosophers who most intrigue her and a love of classical music. She’ll pose the kind of thought-provoking questions that she might put forth at an individual advisory session or workshop. Dr. Blair will talk about the pain-based approach she takes to supporting a business. She’ll clue listeners in to the elements of her Master Classes, why one might hire a Sociologist like her for training, and how to develop something Dr. Blair refers to as The Phenomenal Four.

It will be exciting to hear Dr. Blair discuss her own history in management and executive leadership, including time at The World Bank. Her past activities in budgeting resources, new product development, and people management, including during a RIF, make her more trustworthy and relatable to clients–and today’s leaders.

CUTV News Radio will interview Dr. Madelyn Blair at the following times
Tuesday October 2nd at 12pm EST with Doug Llewelyn
Tuesday October 9th at 12pm EST with Jim Masters
Tuesday October 16th at 12pm EST with Doug Llewelyn
Tuesday October 23rd at 12pm EST with Jim Masters

Listen to the series of shows on BlogTalkRadio

If you have questions for our guest, please call 347-996-3369

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சிறிலங்காவின் சர்வதேச குற்றங்கள் மீது சுதந்திரமான அனைத்துலக விசாரணைப் பொறிமுறை வேண்டும்: ஐநா பொதுப் பேரவையிடம் கோரிக்கை!

"ஐ.நா பொதுச்சபையில் உரையாற்றியிருந்த இலங்கை அதிபர் மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேனாவின் கருத்துக்கு, பதிலளித்துள்ள நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம்"

நாங்கள் முன்மொழியும் தற்சார்பான பொறிமுறை இடைக்காலத்தில் சான்றுகளைத் திரட்டிப் பாதுகாக்க வேண்டும்.”

— வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன்

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, USA, September 28, 2018 / —

ஐ.நா பொதுச்சபையில் உரையாற்றியிருந்த இலங்கை அதிபர் மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேனாவின் கருத்துக்கு, பதிலளித்துள்ள நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம், சிறிலங்காவின் சர்வதேச குற்றங்கள் மீது, சுதந்திரமான அனைத்துலக விசாரணைப் பொறிமுறை வேண்டும் என ஐநா பொதுப் பேரவையிடம் கோரிக்கை விடுத்துள்ளது.

ஐ.நா மனித உரிமைச்சபைக்கு சிறிலங்கா வழங்கியிருந்த வாக்குறுதிகளின் நிலைவரத்தை மதிப்பீடு செய்துள்ள மதிப்பீட்டு அட்டையை சுட்டிக்காட்டிய நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம், ஐ.நா மனித உரிமைச்சபைத் தீர்மானத்தில் ஏற்றுக் கொண்டவாறு, நீதியை வழங்கக் கொடுத்த உறுதிமொழிகளைக் காப்பற்ற சிறிலங்கா பல முறை தவறி விட்டது எனச் சுட்டிக்காட்டியுள்ளது.

சிறிலங்கா ஓர் இனநாயக அரசாகையால், சிறிலங்காவுக்குள் தமிழர்களுக்கு நீதி கிடைக்காது. பன்னாட்டுக் குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தில்தான் நீதி கிடைக்க வாய்ப்புண்டு. சிறிலங்காவைப் பன்னாட்டுக் குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தின் பார்வைக்கு அனுப்புமாறு கோரும், 1.7 மில்லியன் மக்களின் கையெழுத்துப் போராட்டத்தையும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் எடுத்துக்காட்டியுள்ளது.

'சிறிலங்காவைப் பன்னாட்டுக் குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றத்தின் பார்வைக்கு அனுப்பும்படி இலங்கையின் வட மாகாண சபையும் ஒருமனதாகத் தீர்மானம் இயற்றியது என்பதையும் நான் சுட்டிக்காட்ட வேண்டும். நாங்கள் முன்மொழியும் தற்சார்பான பொறிமுறை இடைக்காலத்தில் சான்றுகளைத் திரட்டிப் பாதுகாக்க வேண்டும். ஏனென்றால் இலங்கையில் சான்றுகள் அழிக்கப்படுகின்றன. சாட்சிகள் அச்சுறுத்தப்படுகின்றார்கள்' என இவ்விடயத்தில் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் எடுத்துக்காட்டியுள்ளார்.

தமிழர்களின் மனித உரிமைகளை சிறிலங்கா அரசு தொடர்ந்து மீறி வருவதாகத் தெளிவாக்குகிறது. அது தொடர்ந்து சித்திரவதையைப் பயன்படுத்துகிறது என்பதையும், உள்நாட்டளவில் இடம்பெயர்ந்த தமிழர்களை மீள் குடியமர்த்தம் செய்யத் தவறியதையும், வேறுபல மோசமான தோல்விகளையும் எடுத்துக்காட்டுகிறது. இவற்றுக்கெல்லாம் ஒருபோதும் யாரும் பொறுப்பாக்கப்படவே இல்லை என்கிறது. பாதிப்புற்ற தமிழர்கள் நீதியை மேலும் நெருங்கவும், ஐநாவின் ஆணையுரிமையையும் நம்பகத்தன்மையையும் விழுமியங்களையும் பாதுகாக்கவும் பன்னாட்டுச் சமுதாயத்துக்கு கடப்பாடு உண்டெனவும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் சுட்டிக்காட்டியுள்ளது.

இந்நிலையில், குறைந்தது ஐ.நாவின் மூன்று அறிக்கைகளில் ஆவணப்படுத்தியுள்ளவாறு, சிறிலங்கா அரசு புரிந்த மனிதநேயச் சட்ட மீறல்களையும், மானிட விரோதக் குற்றங்களையும், புலனாய்வு செய்யவும் ஆவணப்படுத்தவும் அவை மீது வழக்குத் தொடுக்கவும் நடுநிலையான, சுதந்திரமான அனைத்துலக பொறிமுறை ஒன்றைத் தோற்றுவிக்குமாறு,ஐ.நா பொதுமன்றை நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் கேட்டுக் கொண்டுள்ளது.

TGTE Urges UN General Assembly to Create an Int'l Independent Mechanism to Bolster Sri Lankan Int'l Crimes Investigation.



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Emplicity Sponsors NorCal Nonprofit SkateMD’s Fourth Birthday and Fundraiser

Emplicity announcessponsorship of SkateMD, a Northern California non-profit organization with a mission to “heal hearts by spreading kindness and skateboarding


Emplicity Sponsors NorCal Nonprofit SkateMD’s Fourth Birthday and Fundraiser

IRVINE, CA (September 25, 2018) — Emplicity is proud to announce their sponsorship of SkateMD, a Northern California based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to “heal hearts by spreading kindness and skateboarding to special populations of children facing developmental, physical, emotional or family challenges.”

SkateMD was founded by two friends connected through skateboarding (the “Skate”), Melanie Tillotson (the “M”) and Andrea "Drea" Bibelheimer (the “D”). The program was created in 2014 in response to a viral video of a teenage boy with Autism who was viciously “pranked” while believing he was participating in the ice bucket challenge that was popular at the time. Upon seeing the video, Drea and Melanie were simultaneously heartbroken and moved to do better for children with special needs. With their respective backgrounds in community relations and nonprofit leadership, and the support of a quickly-formed board of directors, they were able to gain nonprofit status, have a logo and site designed, receive skateboard and gear donations, recruit over 50 volunteers and host their first clinic with 25 children from the community just two months after the viral video surfaced.

The program is able to pay special attention to the individual needs of each participant thanks to coordination facilitated by board member, Erik Nielsen (PT, DPT, PCS), a board certified clinical specialist. Erik speaks with the families of the participants ahead of time to learn more about each individual child and obtain information that would be helpful to the designated volunteer(s). Additional volunteer therapists are recruited for the clinics to support both the volunteer skaters and the children. Each clinic currently hosts approximately 70 volunteers, of which 50 to 60 are local area skateboarders.

“Emplicity is proud to be a sponsor of SkateMD’s fourth birthday celebration and fundraiser, ” said Vic Tanon, President/CEO of Emplicity. In an effort to give back to their Northern California community, Emplicity is a corporate sponsor for the birthday event and intends to continue to offer help financially for future community outreach events. “We are pleased to support such a great cause, and we look forward to a long relationship with this amazing organization,” added Mr. Tanon.

The birthday and fundraiser event will be held on Sunday, November 11th in the Sacramento area, and will feature DJ and live music, an out-of this world raffle, a silent auction featuring artists from the local and skateboarding community, an awards program, and of course birthday cake! Businesses and individuals interested in becoming a sponsor can reach out to for more information.

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Emplicity is a leading Human Resources Outsourcing provider. From full service Professional Employer Organization support to customized services, Emplicity provides companies with simple, efficient PEO and HR solutions. Emplicity maintains offices in Southern and Northern California

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Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Establishes A Collaboration With The Culinary Institute Of America

The Consortium will host a troupe to realize a video series about the original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, with the participation of Massimo Bottura

MODENA, ITALY, September 27, 2018 / — The promotional campaign in the USA has an additional educational dimension.

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena establishes a collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America.

The Protection Consortium will host a troupe of the world-renowned Institute to realize a documentary video series about the original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, with the participation of Massimo Bottura, the world’s best chef

The Protected Geographical Indication Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is so inimitable that The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) will make a series of 10 educational videos on how the so-called Black Gold of Modena is made, where it comes from and why it is unique. The collaboration between the Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and the world's best professional culinary school is part of the three years project "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original", focused on the USA and financed by the European Union.

A troupe from The CIA will be hosted in Modena at the end of September to shoot 10 videos about the territory, the production process, history, tradition and quality, with visits to the “acetaie” and interviews with producers and chefs. Special guest Massimo Bottura, chef patron of the two times best restaurant in the world, Osteria Francescana. The educational videos will tell to culinary students, chefs, foodies and consumers everything there is to know about the Original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and will be available on and on social networks.The series will also take part in The CIA’s Worlds of Flavor programming and the World Culinary Arts series, winner of two James Beard Awards and a Telly Award for best documentary film series.

After the success of the first year of activities, the Consortium will spend next two years promoting the added value of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and the Protected geographical Indication in the USA. The main states on which the campaign will focus are California, Florida and New York City. The next appointment in the USA will be in NYC, for the Wine & Food Festival in October 11-14, attending the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York Trade Tasting hosted by Wine Spectator and the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations presented by Capital One®.

The campaign promotes the added value of the product, in terms of authenticity, safety, traceability, and labelling guaranteed by the European trademark protection and wants to enhance the competitiveness of Balsamic Vinegar in the United States- It has been financed by the European Union and also features a web portal and dedicated pages on the main social networks.

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Professional Services Bill Rates Rise

2018 PS Pricing, Compensation and Utilization Benchmark

Consulting Workforce Pyramid

SPI Research Publishes 2018 Global Professional Services Pricing, Compensation and Utilization Benchmark!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, September 27, 2018 / — According to the SPI Research 2018 Global PS Pricing Compensation and Utilization Benchmark, realized professional services bill rates rose 4% over the 2015 survey, as strong demand for cloud technologies and services pushed rates upward. Over the same time period, billable utilization eased -2.3% thanks to productivity gains from virtual consulting delivery.

This is one of the largest and most comprehensive PS pricing studies ever published based on pricing information provided by 156 organizations representing over 11,000 consultants worldwide. The independent study profiles published and realized bill rates, base and variable compensation, billable utilization and target annual revenue across 12 job roles. It provides an unprecedented view of Professional Service workforce distribution and composition by industry segment through an analysis of organization structures for various service segments including Advertising, Media and Publishing; Architects and Engineers; Management Consulting; IT Consulting and Software and SaaS technology services.

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Jeanne Urich
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