It's on for young and old in a trail run blockbuster at Port Stephens

Tomaree Trail Run Sand Dunes

Tomaree Trail Run The Wall

Michael Palmer and Verity Farragher have reigned supreme in the Half Marathon, while a teenager and a 59 year-old stole the show in the 6k event of #TrailRunAus

PORT STEPHENS, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, September 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michael Palmer and Verity Farragher have reigned supreme in the Half Marathon, while a teenager and a 59 year-old stole the show in the 6km event of Trail Run Australia’s opening round at Port Stephens.

This weekend’s launch of a brand new National Series, saw a record sell-out field of 320 competitors.
Palmer won the 21km race in commanding fashion, finishing in a time of 01:37:32, which was 3 minutes and 6 seconds ahead of second-placed Rob Wildig.
Trevor Fulton rounded out the podium, in a time of 01:42:21.

Verity Farragher won the Female title by just shy of two minutes, ahead of Jennifer Hynes, and then Demi Greentree.
Farragher finished the Fingal Bay-Tomaree National Park course in a time of 01:54:04.

Meanwhile, 16 year-old Zac Roberts shone brightly in the 6km event, taking victory in a time of 28:37:19.
59 year-old Neil Parfitt came home second in 30:58:44.
Parfitt said he was very happy with how his body held up, having had his hip replaced.

Samantha Cole, competing in the 16-29 age division, won the Female event in a time of 38:09:57.
And young gun competitor Lola Dahle, won her category of girls 10-11, and stunningly captured 2nd place overall.

The 11km event was won by James Alexander in 51:31:37 and Sally Jeffrey in 01:09:53.
• View Trail Run Australia Tomaree Results: https://www.trailrunaustralia.com/results/
• View the Video action: https://youtu.be/BYGYmPu_Dh8
• View the event photos: https://www.geosnapshot.com/e/trex-port-stephens

ABOUT TRAIL RUN AUSTRALIA
Trail Run Australia takes runners to some of the most iconic and stunning destinations in this spectacular land down under. It challenges participants to get off road and take on a challenge against mother nature in some of the most demanding and diverse terrain that the country has to offer.
From stunning beaches, to historic goldfields, remote rocky outcrops and rich rainforests, all the way to the iconic Snowy Mountains. Trail Run Australia inspires runners to tread the path less travelled in this wild and beautiful land.

All festivals include a:
• Half Marathon;
• 10-12km;
• 5-6km; and
• Free Kids Mud Rats Events
The series finale also includes a 50km Ultra in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.

2018|19 EVENTS

DATE EVENT LOCATION STATUS
1 Sep 2018 Race 1: TreX Enduro – Kurwongbah, Qld – Gold
22 Sep 2018 Race 2: TreX Port Stephens WQE – Fingal Bay, NSW – Platinum
23 Sep 2018 Trail Run Australia | Tomaree – Fingal Bay, NSW
27 Oct 2018 Race 3: TreX Sunshine Coast Qld State Championships & WQE – Sunshine Coast, Qld – Platinum
28 Oct 2018 Trail Run Australia | Sunshine Coast – Sunshine Coast, Qld
24 Nov 2018 Race 4: TreX Goldfields Vic State Championships & WQE – Bendigo, VIC – Platinum
25 Nov 2018 Trail Run Australia | Goldfields – Bendigo, VIC
23 Feb 2019 Race 5: TreX Snowy Mountains – Australian National Championships – Snowy Mtns, NSW – Platinum
24 Feb 2019 Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra – Snowy Mtns, NSW – Platinum
30|31 Mar 2019 Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back – Mt Cotton, Qld – Gold
27 April 2019 Race 7: TreX Champs – Sunshine Coast, Qld – Platinum
28 April 2018 Sunshine Coast MTB Festival – Sunshine Coast, Qld

For more information visit TreX here https://www.trextriathlon.com.au and Trail Run Australia here https://www.trailrunaustralia.com

ABOUT IN2ADVENTURE

In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.
For more information visit In2Adventure here
Photo Credit: Courtesy In2Adventure

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Lachlan Wills
In2Adventure
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Silicon Valley investors connect with their African counterparts at DEMO Africa 2018 in Morocco

Leading Venture capitalists will be in Casablanca for the 7th edition of the annual startup showcase that launches a new generation of African startups

Attending events like these helps me learn and takes me well outside of my comfort zone. Hearing from early stage founders is something I always benefit from. Global perspectives are important”

— Claire Lee

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — All roads lead to Casablanca in October for the 2018 edition of DEMO Africa. Over two days of exciting programming including pitches from the 30 selected finalists, and pre-show activities around the Angel Investor Summit, Casablanca is offering an October to remember especially as some of the leading Venture Capitalists from Silicon Valley and around the world join their African counterparts to explore investment opportunities,broaden their knowledge of African startup ecosystems and share best practices on global venture creation. 

Supported by our lead sponsors Microsoft 4 Afrika and Accenture, amongst others, the 2018 edition of DEMO Africa will also include the Ecosystem Enabler Series - a combination of keynotes, panels and fireside chats that will yield productive dialogue between industry leaders and innovation actors about the future of the African technology ecosystem; the Investor Round-tables and Angel Investor Summit- a convening of a niche group of angel investors from all across Africa and the global venture capital community; the Alpha Pitches (in partnership with Le Wagon, Casablanca)and the Lions@frica Innovation Awards – where five (5) Startups will be chosen as winners of the DEMO Africa and will proceed to Silicon Valley, California for the Lions Innovation Tour. 

This year's edition of DEMO Africa in Morocco will welcome a stellar cast of Silicon Valley investors that have an unyielding passion for the African technology ecosystem, but more importantly, are banking on the growth and ingenuity of African entrepreneurs to start and scale global ventures. A number of these investors have had a remarkable track record of supporting the growth of startups in the Valley and in Africa, and are eager to share their experience with their counterparts on the continent.

Claire Lee, Head of Early Stage at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote at the Studio Des Arts Vivants on day one of the DEMO showcase. Silicon Valley Bank is an industry leader in financing the growth of technology startups globally, and uniquely positioned in the innovation ecosystem, working with the best VC-backed startups, corporates and VC and PE firms. Claire joined SVB in January 2014 from Microsoft where she spent a decade building out programs and initiatives to better support early stage startups, working closely with the partners that incubate, invest in and support them. Claire has a deep experience in Europe, Middle East and Africa and a commitment to support international development through partnerships.

As a founding member of Lions@frica and DEMO Africa, and a long-time advisor to the office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, Claire was instrumental in bringing DEMO to Africa in 2012 thanks to the leadership of Secretary Clinton – and continues to support this event six years later. In 2015, Claire traveled to Nairobi for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit with President Obama and senior members of the administration including Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, and SVB played a major role in supporting the GES 2016 event at Stanford University which saw 700+ startups from 150 countries visit Silicon Valley.

Outside of running the early stage practice at SVB, Claire is an active advisor, mentor and speaker. She is a thought leader on issues such as entrepreneurship, education, inclusion and international development. She is a recognized advocate and spokesperson for advancing efforts around equality, inclusion and representation – aimed at advancing underrepresented constituents in the tech industry. “Attending events like these helps me learn so much about entrepreneurship globally – it takes me outside of the ‘bubble’ and outside my comfort zone. Hearing from early stage founders in nascent, growing markets, is something we always benefit from. Global perspectives are really important.” said Lee.

From Cross Culture Ventures - Jennifer Richards, a Senior Associate in the firm, is returning back to Morocco after visiting after her last visit in 2012 during her time in France. Jennifer, a bilingual and immensely talented venture builder, will also be working to support the female entrepreneurs within the DEMO Africa cohort and promote the bridge building efforts between Silicon Valley and Africa.

From Padovani Ventures - Riad Hartani, a bi-coastal venture capitalist of Algerian descent, will be showcasing the regional venture networks in North Africa and highlighting the fantastic opportunities in the region. With operations in Silicon Valley and Algeria, Dr. Hartani and Padovani ventures specialize in the development of Internet, Mobile and Artificial Intelligence technologies, mostly out of the Silicon Valley as a hub, building multiple leading technology startups, advising on strategic investments and rolling out innovative technologies all over the world.

From Precursor VC - Sydney Thomas, Investment Associate and Head of Operations is joining the DEMO Africa network to seek out opportunities on the continent. Precursor is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in the first institutional round of investment for the most promising software and hardware companies.They are interested in companies with courageous visions and Sydney is excited for the possibilities that she will uncover through her interactions with the African ecosystem.

The list goes on.

"We are thrilled to welcome these global players to Casablanca, Morocco as part of the DEMO Africa conference", commented Stephen Ozoigbo, Managing Partner of the Lions@frica initiative. "We are confident at that our North African ecosystem leaders will prove to be worthy hosts of our global partners and venture stakeholders."

Across the continent and within the region, there are notable angel groups, VC firms and banks that will be joining DEMO Africa including, but not limited to - IDF Captial, Lions@frica, Wamda Capital, Lagos Angels Networks, Convergence Partners, African Business Angels Network, Maroc Numeric Fund, Outlierz Ventures, HSeven, Starup Brics, UK Business Angels Association, Sawari Ventures, Blackbox VC, IFU, Orange, Energy Access Ventures, Nailab, FLat6Labs, Techwadi, Reenging Ventures, GSMA Africa, Algebra Ventures.

Join us in Casablanca. Register for DEMO Africa - https://bit.ly/2NMWjPl
A VIP Pass is required to attend the Angel Investor Summit and Investor Round-tables.

Stephen Ozoigbo
Lions@frica
8186605676
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DEMO Throwback


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NAMIC announces the super heroes of its 2018 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards

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Award Entries Soar 28 Percent Year-Over-Year

NAMIC’s EMMAs recognize those in the industry who develop marketing practices acknowledging the changing demographics driving our nation today.”

— Shana Bellot, EMMA judge and NAMIC Multicultural Marketing Committee member

NEW YORK, USA, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced the winners of its Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). The competition recognizes excellence in marketing efforts designed to attract and retain culturally diverse audiences and customers among African American, Asian, Latinx, LGBTQ, disabilities communities and other market segments. This year’s EMMA winners will be celebrated during the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference “Empower Leaders, Create Super Heroes” on October 16-17, 2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

“As communication leaders, it is important to be forward-thinking when connecting with multi-ethnic consumers,” said Shana Bellot, client service director for StrawberryFrog, EMMA judge and NAMIC Multicultural Marketing Committee member. “NAMIC’s EMMAs recognize those in the industry who develop marketing practices acknowledging the changing demographics driving our nation today. This year’s winning campaigns underscore how targeted, diverse communication results in genuine consumer connections.”

Recognizing the media and entertainment industry’s commitment to implementing best practices, the Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards highlight creative, strategic and innovative multicultural marketing approaches. The NAMIC Multicultural Marketing Committee, a consortium of industry experts, provides guidance for the EMMA competition, which has two award categories: Integrated Marketing Campaigns and Marketing Tactics. Entries in each category were judged within four divisions: Media Content Creators and Distributors, Networks and Communications Suppliers, Brands and All Other Media.

A judging panel of independent industry experts evaluated entries, which were up 28% YOY, and selected winners based on an assessment of strategy, implementation and results. Deviating from the traditional “best of” competition method, each entry was judged against a standard of excellence and not against other entrants, resulting in the potential for zero to multiple winners in each category.

The EMMAs is presented in partnership with Cablefax and the winners will be featured in the October 2018 edition of Cablefax: The Magazine. A complete listing of winners follows:

2018 EMMA WINNERS
MEDIA CONTENT CREATORS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Integrated Marketing Campaigns

FIRST PLACE
Xfinity "Behind The Mask"
Company: Comcast
Agency: Burrell Communications

SECOND PLACE
Comcast Visions of King
Company: Comcast
Agency: Burrell Communications

THIRD PLACE
Xfinity – “Let's Do More”
Company: Comcast
Agency: GALLEGOS United

Marketing Tactics

Film/Video

FIRST PLACE
Spectrum World Cup Digital Videos
Company: Charter Communications
Agency: INFUSION by castells

Online Ads

FIRST PLACE
Fullhouse – T on the Stream
Company: Comcast
Agency: Burrell Communications

Experiential Marketing

FIRST PLACE
Comcast Visions of King
Company: Comcast
Agency: Burrell Communications

Premium

FIRST PLACE
Speak Volumes
Company: Comcast
Agency: Burrell Communications

Print

FIRST PLACE
Xfinity "Behind The Mask"
Company: Comcast
Agency: Burrell Communications

SECOND PLACE
Pride Comes in Many Stories
Company: Comcast
Agency: Burrell Communications

THIRD PLACE
Xfinity – “Family of Fans”
Company: Comcast
Agency: GALLEGOS United

Television

FIRST PLACE
Xfinity – “Lemonade”
Company: Comcast
Agency: GALLEGOS United

SECOND PLACE
Xfinity – “Passive Aggressive”
Company: Comcast
Agency: GALLEGOS United

THIRD PLACE
Spectrum – Piensa Más Allá/Think Forward
Company: Spectrum
Agency: We Believers

NETWORK AND COMMUNICATIONS SUPPLIERS

Integrated Marketing Campaigns

FIRST PLACE
THE CHI
Company: SHOWTIME

SECOND PLACE
Toyota & Latin American Music Awards '17
Company: NBCUniversal Hispanic Group
Agency: Conill Advertising

THIRD PLACE
When Love Kills – TV One
Company: TV One

Marketing Tactics

Content Marketing

FIRST PLACE
Becoming Pinoy: Amanda Bernardo
Company: GMA Network, Inc.
Agency: GMA International

SECOND PLACE
HBO POV Here and Now: The Craft Campaign
Company: HBO Multicultural Marketing

THIRD PLACE
The Last O.G. S1 Take 5 Pieces
Company: TBS
Agency: Stun

Film/Video

FIRST PLACE
Unsung Live – TV One
Company: TV One

SECOND PLACE
THE CHI – Rules of the South Side
Company: SHOWTIME

Mobile

FIRST PLACE
Telemundo's The Cheese on Musical.ly
Company: Telemundo

OTT/Streaming Services

FIRST PLACE
THE CHI Season 1 Sampling
Company: SHOWTIME

Podcasts

FIRST PLACE
Insecuritea Podcast
Company: HBO Multicultural Marketing

Social Media

FIRST PLACE
The Chi
Company: SHOWTIME

SECOND PLACE
#SikatKaKapuso
Company: GMA Network, Inc.
Agency: GMA International

THIRD PLACE
Served Like A Girl, Independent Lens
Company: ITVS

Direct Marketing

FIRST PLACE
THT Atlantic Broadband Launch Mailing
Company: International Media Distribution

Diversity Awareness
FIRST PLACE
The Last O.G. S1 Social Good
Company: TBS
Agency: Mirrorball; Cashmere; Pilot

Experiential Marketing

FIRST PLACE
The Last O.G. S1 Social Good
Company: TBS
Agency: Mirrorball; Cashmere; Pilot

SECOND PLACE
Drop the Mic S1 Universal CityWalk Event
Company: TBS
Agency: Cashmere

THIRD PLACE
Wild 'N Out Season 9: Live from the Barbershop
Company: MTV

Premium

FIRST PLACE
IMD Calendar: Cosmopolitan Confections
Company: International Media Distribution

Print

FIRST PLACE
The Chi
Company: SHOWTIME
Agency: Concept Arts, Gravillils

Television

FIRST PLACE
Hispanic Heritage Month
Company: BBC Studios
Agency: BBC Studios/El Ejemplar

SECOND PLACE
When Love Kills – TV One
Company: TV One

THIRD PLACE
Telemundo Juntos Imparables
Company: Telemundo
Agency: Red Bee

BRANDS

Integrated Marketing Campaigns

FIRST PLACE
Delta Air Lines & Aeromexico #EquipoNonStop
Company: H Code

SECOND PLACE
Can’t Judge A Book
Company: McCann New York

THIRD PLACE
Odes to Recycling
Company: C+C

Marketing Tactics

Content Marketing

FIRST PLACE
Smart Choice
Company: AV Communications

Online Ads

FIRST PLACE
Amaze Yourself
Company: AV Communications

All Other Media

FIRST PLACE
Canada Dry 'Real Everyday Moments'
Company: Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising

Experiential Marketing

FIRST PLACE
Royale Tiger Towel CNY Experiential
Company: Maple Diversity Communications

Print

FIRST PLACE
Amaze Yourself
Company: AV Communications

Radio

FIRST PLACE
Walmart – Vaisakhi
Company: Barrett and Welsh

SECOND PLACE
Walmart – Plan for the Year in Spring
Company: Barrett and Welsh

Television

FIRST PLACE
Nestlé Canada Quality Street Television
Company: Maple Diversity Communications

OTHER

Marketing Tactics

Social Media

FIRST PLACE
BW Multicultural Holiday Greetings
Company: Barrett and Welsh

As a Diversity Week anchor event, the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, “Empower Leaders, Create Super Heroes,” Oct. 16-17, at the New York Marriott Marquis, will illuminate multiculturalism by inviting professionals to POWER UP their skills, BLAST THROUGH barriers to creativity, and SOAR to new heights of knowledge and courage. Additional information, including speakers and agenda, and how to EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY, is available at namic.com/conference.

Presenting Sponsor for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference is Comcast NBCUniversal with Conference Sponsors: A+E Networks, AMC Networks, ARRIS, Charter Communications, Cox, Discovery, HBO, Inspiration Network, NCTA, Nokia, Turner, TV One, Univision Communications Inc. and The Walter Kaitz Foundation.

Registration for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference is available by visiting namic.com/conference or by contacting NAMIC at 212-594-5985. Group registration discounts are also available for multiple attendees from the same company. For sponsorship inquiries contact Sandra Girado, vice president, events and partner relations at sandra.girado@namic.com.

For more information on NAMIC and the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, please visit www.namic.com. To stay connected, join the conversation on LinkedIn and follow us @NAMICNational using #NAMICNow18 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

ABOUT NAMIC

NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on cultural diversity, equity and inclusion in the communications industry. More than 4,000 professionals belong to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that target leadership development, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC collaborates with industry partners to grow and nurture a workforce that reflects the cultural richness of the populations served. Please visit www.namic.com for more information about NAMIC and its many opportunities.

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PLEASE NOTE – MEDIA CREDENTIALS FOR THE 32ND ANNUAL NAMIC CONFERENCE:
Registration to apply for media credentials for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference “Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes,” Oct. 16-17 at the New York Marriott Marquis is currently open. Interested and qualified media outlets must register via the following – https://goo.gl/25hQTA – no later than 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Wanita Niehaus
NAMIC
202-643-2765
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2017 EMMA Winners


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Recruiting for Good Launches Search for L.A. Mom Who Teaches Yoga, Speaks French, and Loves to Lead a Retreat in Paris

Are You an Awesome Mom Who Loves to Celebrate Women & Teach French and Yoga

Are You an Awesome Mom Who Loves to Celebrate Women & Teach French and Yoga

We Celebrate and Reward Women Funding to Enjoy Intimate Yoga Paris Retreats & Learn French in Fall 2019

We Celebrate and Reward Women Funding to Enjoy Intimate Yoga Paris Retreats & Learn French in Fall 2019

We Celebrate and Reward Women Funding to Experience and Enjoy Small Group Travel to Paris & Learn French

We Celebrate and Reward Women Funding to Experience and Enjoy Small Group Travel to Paris & Learn French

Recruiting for Good is helping L.A. women fund gift Paris B-Day trips; and is looking for a mom who loves to lead rewarding yoga retreats and teach French.

We are looking to find an awesome L.A. mom who Celebrates Women, loves to teach French and Yoga in Paris”

— Carlos Cymerman, Our Moms Work and Recruiting for Good Founder

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good is Celebrating Women and helping fund gift Paris B-Day trips; and is looking for an L.A. mom who loves to lead rewarding yoga retreats and teach French.

According to Recruiting for Good and Women Love French Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "Since 2017, we have been sponsoring community service, 'Our Moms Work.' We love to find an awesome mom who wants to build her brand and yoga practice, make a difference in women's lives, and loves to lead a fun retreat in Paris…Join the Party Celebrating Women."

Benefits for Mom Who Leads Rewarding Yoga Retreats in Paris

1. Recruiting for Good will invest in social media and marketing to promote yoga teacher.
2. Our yoga retreats are small, intimate, and impactful (6 women and 1 yoga instructor per trip).
3. Be listed as a community leader on "Our Moms Work" website.

How to Become a Rewarding Yoga in Paris Leader

1. Attend Party Celebrating Women at Le Macaron in Santa Monica, on October 7th, 2018, between 10am to 1pm, and every 1st Sunday of the month.

2. Once we meet mom in person at party; the team meets privately for lunch in Santa Monica to get to know her, and answer questions.

Carlos Cymerman adds "Our rewarding yoga trips are perfect for women who love Paris, chocolates, fashion, fun parties, shopping, and learning French….join us to celebrate your life and party for good."

About

Celebrating Women enjoy Rewarding Yoga in Paris, learn French and travel with one of "Our Moms Work" yoga instructors in an intimate setting. Women who qualify for Rewarding Yoga earn funding for one of our specially curated small group retreats (6 women and 1 instructor per retreat departure).

Women Love French is an invite only service helping fund gift B-Day Trips for women who love to learn French while traveling in Paris www.WomenLoveFrench.com. Women can enjoy our specially curated small group Paris Trip to Salon Du Chocolat with Maud Loiseau; this is the perfect trip for women who love chocolates, fashion, fun parties, shopping, and learning French October 2019.

Our Moms Work is a Santa Monica based community service sponsored by Recruiting for Good; offering cost free personal career mentoring services, and rewarding women who make referrals to help fund Our Moms Work B-Day Trips to Paris. Our fun mission…"When we love life…the party never ends." www.OurMomsWork.org

Recruiting for Good, a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals kicka$$ jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering/IT, and Marketing/Sales professionals. We use recruiting to fund 'Our Moms Work' and reward referrals with fun life experiences. visit: www.RecruitingforGood.com

Carlos Cymerman
Recruiting for Good
3107208324
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Merlot, a Next-Gen Lead Generation Service for Hotels, Launched in Select Locations

Merlot, an innovative lead generation solution aimed at the hotel industry, is now available for use in only a few select cities.

LONDON, LONDON, UK, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Merlot, an innovative lead generation solution aimed at the hotel industry and hotel marketing, is now available for use in only a few select cities. Businesses who choose to sign up for the service at this stage will receive access to all premium features Merlot offers at a discounted price. The company behind the project plans to expand it to more cities in the near future, and further incentivize potential clients with exclusive offers and promotions.

Merlot offers a unique approach to customer acquisition for hotels and hospitality businesses by automatically identifying and engaging prospective customers through social media. The goal of Merlot is to be an effective alternative to the major booking aggregators and online travel agencies, which charge their customers with high commissions. With this service, hotel managers will be able to increase the client base and popularity of their brand without spending a fortune.

Merlot works by constantly monitoring all major social networks (like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others) and identifying potential customers while they are still in the research level – for example, sharing their vacation plans. As soon as a prospect is detected, the software will immediately engage them with a promotional offer and a direct link for booking a room at the desired location.

In addition to a cheap and highly effective method for customer acquisition, Merlot offers a variety of other services that can further help hoteliers and property managers in their efforts to expose their brand and increase their clientele. The service provides daily monitoring reports of brand mentions and reviews across the Internet, allowing managers to address negative reviews as quickly as possible. The online behavior of competitors can also be monitored with Merlot.

For additional information on Merlot and its features, as well as packages and pricing plans, please visit the service’s official website – http://merlot.dbluemarketing.com/.

Joseph Williams
Muller & Green
+442038085312
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Merlot – Maximize Your Hotel Clientele with Social Prospects


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Fun Creative Writing Contest 'Celebrating Women' Launches to Reward Exclusive French Shopping Experience

First Sunday of Every Month at Le Macaron in Santa Monica...We Party for Good!

First Sunday of Every Month at Le Macaron in Santa Monica…We Party for Good!

Get Your Chic Together...Enjoy a Rewarding French Shopping Experience with Paris Fashion Designer Maud Loiseau

Get Your Chic Together…Enjoy a Rewarding French Shopping Experience with Paris Fashion Designer Maud Loiseau

Grateful to Sponsor Creative Writing Contest Celebrating Women www.RecruitingforGood.com

Grateful to Sponsor Creative Writing Contest Celebrating Women www.RecruitingforGood.com

Recruiting for Good is sponsoring fun Party 'Celebrating Women' who love creative writing, French, and rewarding shopping experiences in Santa Monica.

Celebrating Women Enjoy Fun Creative Writing Contest to Win Shopping Experience”

— Carlos Cymerman, Recruiting for Good and Women Love French Founder

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recruiting for Good is sponsoring writing contest at "Celebrating Women Party" best entry wins exclusive learning French while shopping experience with Paris Fashion Designer Maud Loiseau.

According to Recruiting for Good and Women Love French Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "Creative expression thru writing transforms the way we think and feel about the world. We're grateful to sponsor a fun rewarding experience to inspire learning French, 'Celebrating Women,'…and changing lives."

How to Participate in Fun Creative Writing Contest

1. Attend Party Celebrating Women at Le Macaron in Santa Monica, on October 7th, 2018 taking entries in person between 10 am to 1 pm.

2. Entries take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Subject of writing contest given at party.

3. Winner will be chosen day of event; and will be rewarded exclusive and personal learning French while shopping experience with Paris Fashion Designer Maud Loiseau.

Carlos Cymerman adds "If you love to celebrate your B-Day in Paris, and learn French while you travel to experience Salon Du Chocolat, join Women Love French an invite only service helping women fund gift special Paris B-Day trips."

About

Recruiting for Good, a socially progressive staffing company in Santa Monica, finding talented professionals kicka$$ jobs, since 1998. Companies retain us to find the best talent in Accounting/Finance, Engineering/IT, and Marketing/Sales professionals. We use recruiting to fund 'Our Moms Work' and reward referrals with fun life experiences. visit: www.RecruitingforGood.com

Women Love French is an invite only service helping fund gift B-Day Trips for women who love to learn French while traveling in Paris www.WomenLoveFrench.com. Women can enjoy our specially curated small group Paris Trip to Salon Du Chocolat with Maud Loiseau; this is the perfect trip for women who love chocolates, fashion, fun parties, shopping, and learning French October 2019.

Maud Loiseau captures the essence of women by creating delicate and sophisticated designs using the finest fabrics.Growing up in France, at the age of 21 and a recent graduate from the design school of Conde, the French “Pret-a-Porter” Syndicate selected her as one of the top 20 young designers. They featured her collection at their 2005 International Exhibition in Paris. She went on to work for bridal designer Elsa Gary for 2 years before deciding to move to Los Angeles. Mademoiselle Maud was born and celebrates the elegance of women with each design. www.mllemaud.com

Carlos Cymerman
Recruiting for Good
3107208324
email us here


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Etech’s Matt Rocco is humbled to receive Silver Stevie Award at the Third Annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers

Etech Global Services is delighted to announce that Etech’s President and CEO Matt Rocco won a Silver Stevie Award in the third annual Stevie® Awards.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nacogdoches, Texas –September 21, 2018 – Etech Global Services is delighted to announce that Etech’s President and CEO Matt Rocco, has received Silver Stevie Award in the third annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers category.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognizes the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze finalists were recognized and awarded at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, September 21st.

More than 550 nominations from organizations in 21 nations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories, including Silver Stevie Award for Great Employer,Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year, and Employee Relations Solution Provider of the Year, among others.

“I feel blessed to have a great team serving our customers. We are honored to have been recognized by the highly esteemed global panel of judges. This recognition is a testament to our commitment that has made Etech a remarkable place to work, due in large part to our culture, that we have incorporated since our inception. Our customers are the reason we strive to innovate and take our talents to the next level,” said Etech’s Matt Rocco. Additionally, “I am humbled to receive this recognition alongside such great leaders. To me, Etech is not just a company … it is a family, a team of trusted advisers and a group of people committed to the communities where they live and work. I am honored to be able to lead such a remarkable team.”

More than 60 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges are extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received in the third annual Stevie Award for Great Employers. The dedication the Stevie Award finalists have for making workplaces great for employees is evident in every nomination,” said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of The Stevie Awards.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2018 Stevie finalists are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR

About the Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at
www.StevieAwards.com

About Etech Global Services

Etech Global Services is a leading provider of customer engagement solutions for many of the world’s most trusted brands. They trust Etech with their most precious assets – their customers. Why? Because Etech’s commitment to continuous improvement, next-generation technology, and empowering people results in a solution that drives customer experience and reduces effort. Voice, quality monitoring, chat, social media, and email, Etech is here to communicate with your customers when and how they choose.

Etech believes in making a remarkable difference for you and your customers. Etech’s industry-leading technology services, like Etech Insights division, provide you with analytics and insights into your customer interactions. Etech’s services enable you to enhance customer experience, increase sales results, meet all corporate governance requirements, and obtain a competitive edge over your competition allowing you to increase market share.

Jim Iyoob
Etech Global Services
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DigitalWorld‘18 Bringing Together the Glassbox Digital Customer Management Platform and the World’s Top Brands

Speakers from Expedia, USAA, Citi & Santander will share cases studies of winning Digital CX via session replay and Machine Learning-powered automatic insights

We are bringing together thought leaders and the digital customer management community to propel the industry forward and help Tier 1 enterprises accelerate business growth and push innovation”

— Yaron Morgenstern, Chief Executive Officer, Glassbox

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Glassbox (glassboxdigital.com), the global leader in digital customer management, today announced details of its 2018 flagship event DigitalWorld ‘18, the premier global digital customer management conference that will bring together the world’s leading customer experience professionals in New York City, NY from October 10-11. With captivating keynote speakers, impactful product sessions and demos of the latest Glassbox capabilities to effectively drive digital customer management, the conference will focus on how Glassbox users are winning in the digital space.

“We are bringing together thought leaders and the digital customer management community to propel the industry forward and help Tier 1 enterprises accelerate business growth, capture hidden ROI and push innovation,” said Yaron Morgenstern, CEO, Glassbox. “Speakers from leading companies will provide real-life experiences and case studies and share insights and best practices for digital customer management programs that truly impact top and bottom line results and transform organizations by creating delighting connected moments between businesses and their customers. Plus, we’ll be unveiling breakthrough innovations to the Glassbox platform.”
 
In addition to keynote sessions, the conference focuses on providing both the Glassbox roadmap vision as well as workshops and panel discussions moderated by industry leaders such as Citi Bank on how to drive successful digital customer experience management strategy and execution across large organizations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with Glassbox co-founders and executive team members to discuss our newest product enhancements and the company’s vision.

This is a must-attend event for professionals to learn practical advice on how to create winning digital customer journeys through automated digital customer management.
 

Audelia Boker
Glassbox
00447919393663
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What if your website or mobile app had a brain?


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ALLEN DOMINATES, KENNEDY’S STAR EMERGES AT TREX PORT STEPHENS

Ben Allen has laid down the gauntlet to his rivals with a blistering win, while Maeve Kennedy has recorded her maiden victory, in Round 2 of the TreX Series.

PORT STEPHENS, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, September 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ben Allen has laid down the gauntlet to his rivals with a blistering win, while Maeve Kennedy has recorded her maiden victory, in Round 2 of the TreX Series in Port Stephens.

Allen missed the first round of the 2018/19 season in Moreton Bay, but made up for lost time with a more than three minute win ahead of second-place getter Jake Stollery.

Allen completed the Fingal Bay-Tomaree National Park course in 01:48:46.
The reigning Australian Champion said this win was particularly special given his history in the area.
“My Aunty and Uncle live just around the corner, and I also spent a lot of time here with the surf life saving club right here at Fingal Bay, this is a really awesome place.”

Allen said his racing is fuelled by joy for the sport.
“I mean, waking up and getting to do what you love, how lucky are we?! You look around at this beautiful place, it makes all the hard work worth it.”

Stollery from the Warringah Tri Club came home in a time of 01:51:52.
Taylor Charlton rounded out the podium, with a time of 01:51:52

Meanwhile, Maeve Kennedy announced herself in the sport with a rousing debut win in the women’s race.
Kennedy finished with a time of 02:18:16.
While the other female competitor in the Open Class Regina Jensen did not finish the race.

Kennedy is a well-known Trail Runner from the region, but has only just started her career as a triathlete.
“I hadn’t really swam until two years ago, and I’m pretty new to the idea of competitive bike riding as well.
“I’m totally stoked to have won here today. It’s such an awesome sport. I’ve really pushed myself, and I’m so happy to have been able to come away with a victory.

“I really want to keep coming back and giving this TreX Series a go.. it’s a lot of fun!”

The TreX Series now heads to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland with Round Three at Landsborough on October 27.

In other results from Port Stephens: Makenzie Kautz won the Boy’s 16-17; Kyle Morrison won Men 20-24; Jessica Henderson won Women 20-24; Guillermo BordalÃjs won Men 30-34; Alexandra Keith won Women 30-34; Nick Damen won Men 35-39; Kate Ross won Women 35-39; Bogumil Bialous won Men 40-44; PT4 athlete Judith Abrahams won Women 40-44; Warren Evans won Men 45-49; Jacqui Kennett won Women 45-49; Simon Manson won Men 50-54; Lindy Kronen won Women 50-54; Richard Jeffrey won Men 55+; Stephen Duffield won Men’s Aqua Bike; Matt Tonkin won Men’s Duathlon; Yvette Gooley won Women’s Duathlon and Splash Crash & Dash Noon won the Team’s Event.

View the TreX Results here: https://www.trextriathlon.com.au/results/

Checkout the Video Action:
Welcome to the Port Stephens Multisport Festival: https://youtu.be/XahLwjylAhE
Meet the competitors: https://youtu.be/VZqONouvxgY
Male Champion – Ben Allen: https://youtu.be/9vVu79YYnQg
Female Champion – Maeve Kennedy: https://youtu.be/0SrqSzfdw0c

ABOUT TREX
For twelve years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of the cross – or off-road – triathlon racing series in Asia-Pacific inclusing the hosting of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2016. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX consists of a swim, mountain bike and trail run as well as teams, duathlon and aquabike formats. While each TreX event features an Elite/Open category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels.
https://www.trextriathlon.com.au

2018|19 EVENTS:
DATE EVENT LOCATION
1 Sep 2018 Race 1: TreX Enduro Kurwongbah, Qld Gold
22 Sep 2018 Race 2: TreX Port Stephens Fingal Bay, NSW Platinum
23 Sep 2018 Trail Run Australia | Tomaree Fingal Bay, NSW
27 Oct 2018 Race 3: TreX Sunshine Coast
Queensland State Championships Sunshine Coast, Qld Platinum
28 Oct 2018 Trail Run Australia | Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast, Qld
24 Nov 2018 Race 4: TreX Goldfields
Victorian State Championships Bendigo, VIC Platinum
25 Nov 2018 Trail Run Australia | Goldfields Bendigo, VIC
23 Feb 2019 Race 5: TreX Snowy Mountains
Australian Championships Snowy Mtns, NSW Platinum
24 Feb 2019 Trail Run Australia | Snowies Ultra Snowy Mtns, NSW Platinum
30|31 Mar 2019 Race 6: TreX Back 2 Back Mt Cotton, Qld Gold
27 April 2019 Race 7: TreX Championships Sunshine Coast, Qld Platinum
28 April 2018 Sunshine Coast MTB Festival Sunshine Coast, Qld

ABOUT IN2ADVENTURE
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud host of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including adventure races, cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels. For more information visit In2Adventure here https://in2adventure.com.au

JOIN THE IN2ADVENTURE CONVERSATION
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Photo Credit: Courtesy Photography by Shiobhan

Lachlan Wills
In2Adventure
0408 329 767
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TreX Cross Triathlon – Port Stephens, NSW


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Enterprise Scam: Howe Passes Baton to United States Congressional and Law Enforcement Apparatus, as well as Major Media

SubscriberWise founder and America's child identity guardian David Howe, holding two public records each containing sworn testimony which has been provided to USA Congress, law enforcement, and media confirming profound consumer UDAAPs.

SubscriberWise founder and America’s child identity guardian David Howe, holding two public records each containing sworn testimony which has been provided to USA Congress, law enforcement, and media confirming profound consumer UDAAPs.

'Damage' according to sworn testimony of EHI manager; directly and profoundly contradicted by company publicly touted protocols (FTC and CFPB alerted)

‘Damage’ according to sworn testimony of EHI manager; directly and profoundly contradicted by company publicly touted protocols (FTC and CFPB alerted)

Enterprise Holdings car rental UDAAPs no longer mere allegations but now hard facts on the permanent public record and forever under the bright light of day

Yes, we now and finally no longer have mere allegations of predatory behavior including even criminal intent and corruption. Instead, we have two powerful and unimpeachable public records…”

— David Howe, SubscriberWise founder and America's child ID guardian

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for communications and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced the exchange of what he contends is the most comprehensive proof of state and federal car-rental UDAAPs (Unfair, Deceptive, Abusive Acts or Practices) to the United States of America federal and state law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi’s Office including Consumer Protection Director Victoria Butler.

Related: After years of consumer complaints, state accuses rental car firm of deceptive practices — https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/08/30/after-years-of-consumer-complaints-state-sues-rental-car-giant-for-deceptive-fees/

In addition, the mountain of evidence, along with two public records each containing sworn testimony with incredibly contradictory statements and questionable courtroom exhibits, have been provided to staff members of the Honorable United States Senator Sherrod Brown, including colleagues from Honorable Senator Brown’s Office who work for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Other United States Senators’ staff members, including the Honorable Elizabeth Warren, the Honorable Bill Nelson, and the Honorable Charles Schumer, have been alerted to what Howe insists are the relentless abuses perpetrated against United States Citizens, as well as our sisters and brothers who visit our beloved and law-loving nation from around the world.

“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED,” proclaimed David Howe, SubscriberWise founder, FICO Professor, and Identity Guardian for babies, for girls, and for boys. “Yes, we now and finally no longer have mere allegations of predatory behavior including even criminal intent and corruption. Instead, we have two powerful and unimpeachable public records, each containing sworn testimony — including from the same witness involved in the scheme — that I firmly argue reveal in the most remarkable terms a sophisticated cover-up that evolved into a grand-story with patently false testimony and exhibits.

SEE: https://www.elliott.org/blog/enterprise-determines-damaged-rental/ (‘Damage Evaluator’ and notice the photo with the clear disclaimer regarding ‘Bumper Scrapes’; compare to sworn manager testimony taken under-oath during photographic-exhibit cross-examination that proves consumer financial harm)

“And it’s all now on the public record under the bright light of day – so obviously and so undeniably contrary to the industry marketing and proclamations that otherwise deceive the public into reducing caution (i.e. taking photographs of pre-existing vehicle condition including nearly invisible 'wear and tear' that is later used to implicate as part of the scam) when renting a vehicle and driving off the lot. It’s a wholly unfair and abusive system that ensures self-implication when innocent consumers mistakenly rely – through marketing and advertising that work precisely as intended – on the expectation of the ‘good faith and fair dealing covenant’; a standard and best-practice only ethical and honest companies engage and strive for with zeal.

“It’s true,” Howe confirmed. “The publicly trumpeted ‘damage’ protocols are now proved disgraced in the most obvious manner one could imagine. And remarkably, that's only part of the story with this particularly predatory scheme that will continue to get more and more scrutiny as lawmakers and others pour over the two public records including audio and video documentation of the abusive and illicit encounter. In fact, only a read of the court testimony can fully reveal the incredible violations of FTC and CFPB rules and regulations, as well as a myriad of state and federal consumer violations that would make even an infant’s head spin because of the abuse and injustice so shamefully evident on the permanent public records.

“So today, as I officially and finally pass the baton and move on from this incredibly frustrating and painful life-event, I want to express the most sincere gratitude a human being can muster for all those who have aided and assisted me in bringing this harmful behavior to light,” continued Howe. “And, of course, it’s not possible for me to adequately thank each and every person. It’s not possible for me to thank each and every agency who came to side with truth and justice. For me, each is an ‘army of allies’ and I remain profoundly grateful.

“But, in particular, there is one agency and one individual that indeed do deserve extraordinary thanks and recognition,” Howe insisted. “There is one agency that I must single-out for a loud and clear recognition that otherwise allowed a temporarily fallen-victim to get back on his feet and raise his head high and proud for the world to know and see.

“That agency is the Lee County Port Authority Police Department at the SW FL Fort Myers International Airport. And that individual is a dedicated and professional law-enforcement officer who delivered the most significant contribution to truth and justice in terms of exposing the facts and details associated with this financial rental scandal relentlessly exacted against the public ‘en masse’.

“Yes, it’s simply a fact that without the incredibly comprehensive and thorough independent investigation report, including sworn witness statements from the same individual who I feel eagerly and brazenly neglected the facts in sworn testimony in a United States of America Court of Law and in the presence of the Honorable Archie B. Hayward Jr. in Lee County, Florida, there could be no possibility of exposing this extreme bad act and cover-up.

“I have no doubt that without the officer’s demonstrated due-diligence and unwavering commitment to the details and the facts from other actors involved — who also directly and indirectly contradicted the fantasy and fiction so desperately concocted under-oath in Judge Hayward’s courtroom — there could be no possibility of exposing this extreme bad act and cover-up,” added Howe.

“And, let the record reflect now and forever, the same must be stated regarding the extraordinary investigative facts so powerfully exposed by the high-definition photos that the officer thoughtfully included in his remarkable work of art that so profoundly and so unequivocally impeached the scheme that was presented under-oath nearly two years later in the Lee County Justice Center in the 20th Judicial Circuit, Honorable Archie B. Hayward Jr.

SEE: https://southfloridatrial.foxrothschild.com/tag/florida-spoliation-of-evidence/ (court testimony proves manager conveniently failed to safeguard video that was used to implicate – even after recorded audio proving video was viewed. Both police and victim made repeated demands to view video to no avail. Manager testified to court having no awareness of otherwise common-sense duty to preserve evidence.)

“Yes, let the record again reflect the baton is passed,” Howe affirmed. “Law enforcement, Congress, major media, and – most importantly, the USA public and our neighbors from around the world, can now and forever know the truth. The sad, harmful, and frightening truth about the very real financial harms that await the renting public because of an industry operating in the disgraceful and conspicuous absence of uniform and predictable standards.

“As for whom I consider the criminal predators, for them no amount of justification, no amount of marketing, no amount of spin, no amount of human effort will ever hide or conceal the unethical and harmful deeds they level with zeal, shame, and disgust against honest and innocent renters past, present and future,” Howe concluded.

The two permanent public records available to ALL under Florida’s broad ‘Sunshine Law’ (http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/DC0B20B7DC22B7418525791B006A54E4) :

Lee County Port Authority Police (Case No. 2016000055203)
Lee County Clerk of the Court (Case No. 18-SC-001768)

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Minor ‘wear and tear’ instantly dismissed at check-out and charged at check-in


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