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Valpak Signs Six New Franchises In 2016 With Several Slated To Sign Early This Year
Jan. 23, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that its signature Blue Envelope added 740,000 households to its North American distribution in 2016. The brand's aggressive growth plan accounted for the signing of six new franchise agreements with new and existing franchisees located in: Orange County, California; Volusia County, Florida; Lafayette, Louisiana; Big Sky, Montana; Greater Columbia, South Carolina; and Northeastern Ohio.

Mattel Focuses On Dad With New Barbie(R) Campaign
Jan. 23, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mattel, Inc. launched a new articulation of the Barbie "You Can Be Anything" campaign focused on inspiring and nurturing the limitless potential in every girl. The new spots, which feature real dads and their daughters playing Barbie(R), is a follow up to the award-winning "Imagine the Possibilities" work celebrating a girl's journey to self-discovery through playing with Barbie.

C Space Announces Leadership Changes, Appoints New President and Global Chief Operating Officer
Jan. 23, 2017
BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- C Space, a global customer agency, today announced that Jessica DeVlieger, the company's senior vice president of sales and marketing, has been named President of C Space in the Americas, effective January 1, 2017. DeVlieger assumed the role previously held by Howard Kogan, who has taken on the role of global Chief Operating Officer of C Space.

CROSSMARK Names Jami McDermid President, Sales Agency
Jan. 23, 2017
PLANO, Texas, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CROSSMARK today announced the appointment of Jami McDermid as President, Sales Agency. McDermid joined CROSSMARK in October 2016 as Chief Client Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Effective February 1, McDermid will extend her responsibilities to lead CROSSMARK's strategy to deliver a "Smarter Way to Faster Growth" for retailers and manufacturers. McDermid will be instrumental to building on the strength of new and extended partnerships and ensuring intimate knowledge of manufacturers, retailers, and shoppers to drive stakeholders' growth. McDermid also will be responsible for the integration of relationships, tools, processes and capabilities across the organization.

DarioHealth Accelerates U.S. Device Sales and Consumable Strips Growth in Fourth Quarter
Jan. 23, 2017
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Social Native Investors Double Down on Company Investment
Jan. 23, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Native, a marketplace for connecting brands with global content creators to create high quality, low cost content on demand, today announced the appointments of Jeff Ragovin, co-founder of Buddy Media, acquired by Salesforce for $745M, as Chief Growth Officer and Eytan Elbaz, co-creator of AdSense, acquired by Google for $104M, as Chief Strategy Officer.

SOCi is Bridgeline's Choice for Social Media Management
Jan. 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SOCi, Inc. ("SOCi"), the premiere social media management platform for multi-location businesses, announced today a partnership with Bridgeline Digital ("Bridgeline") to deliver single-sign-on social media management solutions for their national and franchise brand clients.

Lexus Brand Takes Center Stage in Super Bowl Spot
Jan. 23, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new flagship vehicles will join the Lexus lineup this year, each uniquely confirming Lexus' passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance. The first-ever Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h performance coupes and the completely redesigned Lexus LS 500 luxury sedan take their place at the pinnacle of Lexus' extensive product lineup. To celebrate the next chapter in Lexus' history, the company today unveiled a 60-second extended version of its Super Bowl spot featuring the LC, as well as a few surprises. The spot, titled "Man & Machine," recognizes the parallels between the shapes and movements of the human form and the power and athleticism of Lexus' most premium models. The spot features movement artist Lil Buck and music from chart-topping recording artist Sia. A 30-second version of "Man & Machine" that also includes the all-new LS 500 will air during the second quarter of Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5.

Mobile Devices Drive Local Search in Canada
Jan. 23, 2017
KETTERING, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Eight out of ten Canadians own a smartphone and nearly three quarters use them to search for information on local products and services, according to Thrive Analytics' 2017 Canadian Local Search Report . The bi-annual study of more than 2,100 Canadians revealed that mobile devices and more specifically mobile search are becoming the methods of choice when Canadians are seeking information on local products and services. This is especially true for younger generations where technology adoption is high.

New Ad Campaign Urges Minnesotans: "Stop the Start" of Smoking
Jan. 23, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While Minnesota continues to make progress in reducing smoking, a new ad campaign reminds Minnesotans that we can and should do more to prevent kids from becoming addicted to tobacco. ClearWay Minnesota, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing tobacco use, launched an ad campaign called Stop the Start that hopes to end smoking for good.

Quarterback Dan Marino Scores With Crowd At ASI's Orlando Show
Jan. 20, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) kicked off the 2017 trade show season with a three-day trade show at the Orange County Convention Center that featured a lively keynote by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who told a packed house of enthusiastic football fans that the key to success is passion.

365 Connect to Participate in Webcast on Next Generation Tech Trends to Watch in 2017
Jan. 20, 2017
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry announced today that its founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, will participate in a webcast, Next Generation Tech Trends to Watch in the New Year. The webcast is scheduled to air on January 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM ET on

John Deschner Joins TBWA\Chiat\Day LA As Chief Innovation Officer And Managing Director
Jan. 20, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA\Chiat\Day President Erin Riley announced today that the agency has hired industry veteran John Deschner as Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director. A newly created hybrid role at the agency, Deschner will be charged with furthering the company's digital and content capabilities, as well as implementing inventive platforms and processes beyond digital to ensure that innovation is woven into the very fabric of the agency, from operations to accounts to culture. He will serve as a key leader across departments, while directly overseeing key digital functions, including creative technology, integrated production and social media management and strategy. A member of the agency executive team, Deschner will report directly to Riley.

DWA Media Names Industry Leader Tiffany Egan as Managing Director ANZ
Jan. 20, 2017
SYDNEY, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DWA, an award-winning independent communications agency, today announced the appointment of Tiffany Egan as its Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand. Egan has enjoyed a prolific technology marketing career across digital media and B2B marketing spanning 15 years. She joins DWA from Cisco Systems where she served as Director of Digital Marketing across Asia-Pacific, Japan, and Greater China. She has built teams, created process, and designed effective, metricized go-to-market campaigns in all major geographies around the globe. Egan has also held executive positions at Tibco and IBM.

Gorkana Keynote at Eventopedia Discovery Event Highlights Tangible Event ROI from Event Tech
January 20, 2017
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ISBG Restructures over 75% of Convertible Debt
Jan. 20, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - International Spirit and Beverage Group Inc., (a Nevada Corporation) (OTCPK:ISBG) management is pleased to announce that the company has restructured $645,000 of convertible debt.

Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District Reveals 2017 Activation Plan for Fort Lauderdale Beach
Jan. 20, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have visited Fort Lauderdale Beach lately, you may have enjoyed one of the free Friday Night Sound Waves concerts oceanside at The Hub, the exciting return of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, or the International Beach Volleyball competition at the SWATCH Majors Series. Each of these events, and many others, receive support and private contributions by the businesses on Fort Lauderdale Beach, which make up the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District (BID).

Top Minds in Social Impact and Innovation Convene in Salt Lake City for the Third Annual Winter Innovation Summit
Jan. 20, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A world-renowned group of more than 120 experts will converge on Salt Lake City, along with 500 guests, for the third annual Winter Innovation Summit from January 25 to January 27. The conference is hosted by the Sorenson Impact Center in partnership with Salt Lake County and the Sundance Institute.

The One Show Announces Star-Studded Jury for The Cultural Driver Award
Jan. 20, 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The One Show (, the most prestigious awards show in advertising and design, announced today the jury for the newly created Cultural Driver Award.

Jerrick Unveils "The Swamp" (A Community Exploring Politics) and "Proof" (Dedicated to Spirits Wine and Beer) on its Growing Vocal Platform
January 20, 2017
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Atlantic Provinces and Bell Let's Talk partner on $2 million funding program for child and youth mental health
Jan. 20, 2017
Governments of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island match $1 million Bell Let's Talk donation to Strongest Families Institute

Q1 Q&A With Barons Media
Jan. 19, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a former digital advertising executive I like to keep a close eye on the space. I'm always in touch with a variety of corporate leaders in the industry and have decided to take a closer look at the current state of the space. I've also had the chance to gain some insight from the CEO of Barons Media, James Larkin. I plan on publishing these insights along with others on my upcoming blog, http://CPM.NEWS.

HubSpot Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results Release
Jan. 19, 2017
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HubSpot , a leading inbound marketing and sales software company, today announced that it will report its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation improving veterans' lives with support from Bell Let's Talk
Jan. 19, 2017
Clara Hughes and Michel Mpambara visit mental health program supported by Bell True Patriot Love Fund at Ste. Anne's Hospital

Full Circle Insights CEO Bonnie Crater Named as Finalist for DMN Awards "Marketing Tech Executive of the Year"
Jan. 19, 2017
SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Circle Insights, Inc., makers of comprehensive marketing and sales performance management solutions, today announced that company president and CEO Bonnie Crater is a finalist for the DMN Awards 2017 "Marketing Tech Executive of the Year," which recognizes individuals who've had a positive impact on marketing in a complex digital environment. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in New York City on March 1.

Heather Rosenow Joins GES as Vice President, Client Relations
Jan. 19, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GES, a global full-service provider for live events, is pleased to announce the addition of Heather Rosenow as vice president, client relations. Rosenow brings more than 20 years of industry experience in program strategy, tradeshow marketing and client service.

High Value .CLUB Names for Luxury Industries To Be Offered For Auction at NamesCon 2017
Jan. 19, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Six valuable .CLUB premium domain names are up for auction in the domain industry's most premier domain name auction that is currently taking place online on the NameJet website in conjunction with the live RightOfTheDot domain name auction that will be held at NamesCon 2017 on January 23rd from 3 PM - 6 PM PST.

Helaine Klasky Joins Burson-Marsteller as U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis Practice Chair
Jan. 19, 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Burson-Marsteller, a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm, today announced that Helaine S. Klasky has been named Chair, U.S. Public Affairs and Crisis Practice, effective immediately. Klasky will be responsible for building the practice's extensive client portfolio and helping clients achieve their corporate and public-policy objectives.

MWWPR And opendorse Recognize The Most Engaging Pro Football Players On Social Media
Jan. 19, 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MWWPR, one of the world's leading independent public relations agencies, and opendorse, a leading athlete influencer marketing firm that connects marketers with athletes to build social media campaigns, acknowledged today the pro football players who have gone above and beyond in cultivating the most engaging social media content. While other players have larger followings, when it comes to engagement and interactive posts, a New York Wide Receiver, a Star Rookie Running Back and a Rookie Quarterback took home top awards in creating and maintaining a Twitter presence that engages and interacts with their followers.

SMI Solutions Raises Funds for the Latino Network
Jan. 19, 2017
TIGARD, Ore., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SMI Solutions, a premier sales and marketing firm, recently held a fundraiser to support the Latino Network, a nonprofit organization that seeks to positively transform the lives of Latino youth, families, and communities throughout the Portland, Oregon region.

Omnicom Health Group relaunches CDMiConnect as Patients & Purpose, enhances core patient-centric offering
Jan. 19, 2017
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Health Group today announced that it is relaunching CDMiConnect, the patient-dedicated marketing agency, as Patients & Purpose, with several innovative services designed to help clients deepen patient engagement.



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