APR Expands Into APAC, Hires Jonathan Parker as Managing Director

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SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advertising Production Resources (APR) announced that it has expanded
its Asia-Pacific (APAC) business as part of a strategic effort to better
service regional and global clients.

APR provides advertising production consulting service to marketers
around the globe and has been operating within APAC for nearly nine
years. Jonathan Parker joins the company as Managing Director for the
region, overseeing APR’s growing mix of global, regional, and local
marketing clients.

Prior to joining APR, Parker worked as CEO of Hogarth at Ogilvy USA. In
addition, his extensive career also saw Parker leading Ogilvy & Mather
RedWorks and H&O offerings in North America, growing the production
discipline’s direct client business yearly. Parker has expansive
marketing and management experience in Asia Pacific markets and hubs,
previously working within the region for almost two decades.

“After seven years working within the US, I am delighted to work once
again within Asia-Pacific,” said Parker. “I’m thrilled to be able to
apply my global agency and production experience to APR’s consultancy
model, helping clients optimize their own advertising and content
production ecosystems. Growing a strong Asian offering for the APR
network will be key in ensuring future success for all our clients.”

APR also announced the opening of a business entity in Beijing, China,
to provide more local support to Chinese clients. Jillian Gibbs, APR
Founder and CEO, said, “Expanding the capabilities of our Asia-Pacific
team with the addition of Jonathan and the establishment of an entity in
China was the natural next step to bolstering the growing APAC market
and fulfilling an increasing need.”

About APR

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Advertising Production Resources
(APR) is the largest advertising production consultation firm. APR has
over 180 associates in 22 countries of the world with offices in Denver,
New York, Detroit, and London. Founded in 2000 by Jillian Gibbs, APR
provides content production expertise by partnering with global brands,
agencies, and suppliers across all content platforms, including TV
commercials, online videos, social content, websites, banner ads, apps,
mobile content, print and photography, experiential and events. The firm
is a privately-held woman-owned company with women consisting of over
71% of its workforce and is fully certified by the Women’s Business
Enterprise National Council WEBENC) as well as WEConnect International.
APR is a faculty member of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA)
on the subject of advertising production. For more information, please
visit http://www.aprco.com/.

Contacts

Mark Havenner/Leora Nessim
The Pollack PR Marketing Group
(310)
556-4443
mhavenner@ppmgcorp.com
lnessim@ppmgcorp.com

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Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. Outlines Strategic Plan for Future Liquidity

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OAK BROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CRE?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#CRElt;/agt;–Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“Inland Income Trust” or “the
REIT”), a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust,
announced today a long-term strategic plan to move toward a liquidity
event, most likely through a listing on a public securities exchange, in
the next 24 to 36 months or sooner, market conditions permitting. The
strategic plan centers around owning a portfolio of 100 percent
grocery-anchored shopping centers with lower exposure to big box
retailers.

“As some forms of retail real estate are in transition, grocery-anchored
neighborhood shopping centers continue to deliver solid performance,”
said Mitchell Sabshon, president and chief executive officer of Inland
Real Estate Investment Corporation. “Grocery-anchored centers have high
levels of foot traffic and serve as a draw for smaller, necessity-based
retailers. We believe that an expanded grocery-anchored portfolio will
allow us to drive operating performance and better position the REIT for
a successful liquidity event.”

As part of this strategy, Inland Income Trust’s management team and
board will consider selling certain non-core assets in its current
portfolio, with the goal of redeploying capital into strategically
located grocery-anchored centers. Inland Income Trust currently owns 59
retail properties in 24 states, totaling more than six million square
feet.

Mr. Sabshon added, “Inland Income Trust’s Board of Directors and
management team are committed to creating maximum value over the
long-term for the benefit of our stockholders. Thus, in support of these
strategic goals, Inland Income Trust’s business manager has agreed to
eliminate the payment of all the REIT’s future acquisition and
disposition fees, which we believe will further enhance entity-level
performance.”

About Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. was formed to acquire, directly or
indirectly, a portfolio of commercial real estate located throughout the
United States. Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. is focused on
acquiring grocery-anchored retail assets. Inland Real Estate Income
Trust, Inc. is sponsored by Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation.
For more information, please visit www.inland-investments.com.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” made under
the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. The statements may be identified by terminology such as
“may”, “can”, “would”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”,
“anticipate”, “plan”, “seek”, “appear”, or “believe”. Such statements
reflect the current view of Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. with
respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties
and assumptions related to certain factors including, without
limitation, the uncertainties related to the acquisition of any
property, general economic conditions, unforeseen events affecting the
real estate industry or particular markets, and other factors detailed
under Risk Factors in our most recent Form 10-K and subsequent Form
10-Qs on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Although Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are
reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove
to be correct. You should exercise caution when considering
forward-looking statements and not place undue reliance on them. Based
upon changing conditions, should any one or more of these risks or
uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove
incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described
herein. Except as required by federal securities laws, Inland Real
Estate Income Trust, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or
revise any written or oral forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any
other reason after the date of this press release. All subsequent
written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Inland Real
Estate Income Trust, Inc. or persons acting on its behalf are expressly
qualified in their entirety by the applicable cautionary statements.

Contacts

Alyssa Campbell, Inland Communications
(630) 218-2887 alyssa.campbell@inlandgroup.com

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RWBY Deckbuilding Game Now Available

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Free-to-Play Digital Card Game Based on Fan-Favorite Anime-Inspired
Series Now Live for PC and Android, iOS Coming Soon

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–80Arcade,
a leading independent video game developer, in partnership with media
and entertainment company Rooster
Teeth
, has launched RWBY (pronounced “Ruby”)
Deckbuilding Game
, a new breed of digital card game bringing the
anime-style series characters of RWBY to life. In RWBY Deckbuilding
Game, players build up their decks during the game to defeat an array of
deadly foes, or join forces in raids to take down powerful villains. The
game has no packs or boosters to chase, so each expansion is a complete
and unique experience right out of the box. RWBY Deckbuilding Game is
available now for free on PC via Steam
and for Android
mobile devices, with iOS coming soon!

“At 80Arcade, we strive to develop games that are easy to learn but hard
to master, and couple them with stunning art and intricate themes,” said
Matthew Scott, Partner at 80Arcade. “RWBY’s unique set of characters is
a natural fit for a competitive card game, and we’re thrilled to bring
the game to RWBY’s passionate fan-base.”

RWBY Deckbuilding Game is a new digital card game set in the world of
Remnant, bringing the characters of RWBY to life. Players battle with
fan-favorites Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang, Jaune, Nora, Pyrrha, or Ren as
they upgrade decks for victory.

  • Players build their decks as they play by buying cards from a shared
    pool to create powerful synergies and conquer their opponents and
    powerful in-game bosses.
  • Play against the AI or with up to three friends in Quick Match or
    invite only games.
  • Unlock Relic Adventure mode which allows players to challenge the AI
    to defeat the diabolical boss and win the Relic frame version of their
    cards.
  • Purchase Raids that offer players the opportunity to team up with
    friends or other players to take down mighty villains and earn
    incredible rewards

“I’m so excited for RWBY fans to play this game and experience RWBY in a
whole new way,” said Kerry Shawcross, writer/director of RWBY. “The RWBY
Deckbuilding Game gives RWBY fans a new way to experience the world of
Remnant.”

In a world filled with horrific monsters bent on death and destruction,
humanity’s hope lies with four huntresses, Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee,
Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long. Though each may be powerful on
their own, these four girls must overcome dark forces and work as a team
if they truly hope to become the next generation of Remnant’s
protectors. RWBY is the first western-style anime to be distributed in
Japan and is produced by Rooster Teeth in Austin, Texas.

RWBY Deckbuilding Game is available now for free on Steam
and Android,
with iOS coming soon. For more information about RWBY Deckbuilding
Game
, visit: https://www.games.roosterteeth.com/rwbydg/

You can view the trailer this link.

About 80Arcade

80Arcade is a privately held, worldwide video game publisher formed in
2018 with a focus on “casual fun” entertainment products. The company
works with popular licensors and creators to extend their vision into
games that are for everyone, games that are easy to learn and endlessly
engaging. 80 Arcade develops content for Mobile, Console and PC.

Founded by industry veterans and key development, sales, and marketing
personnel, 80Arcade is focused on three primary channels of distribution
including traditional game distribution, non-traditional retail
channels, and digital download on gamersfirst.com and other networks.
Follow 80Arcade on Twitter at @80Arcade, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/80ArcadeGames/,
and visit www.80Arcade.com
for details on all of Little Orbit’s titles.

ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company
responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as
the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They
also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first
western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning
Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video
game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global
footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5
million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 3
million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003,
and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more
at RoosterTeeth.com.

Contacts

80Arcade
Liz Roland
LittleOrbit@fortyseven.com

Rooster Teeth
Sophie Turcotte
sophie.turcotte@roosterteeth.com

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GREATER MSP Names Peter Frosch CEO

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Current Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff has bold plans to
accelerate regional business growth, innovation, inclusion and talent

SAINT PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GREATER MSP, the economic development partnership for the greater
Minneapolis and Saint Paul area, has named Peter Frosch as its new CEO.
He will assume his new post on March 22 at GREATER MSP’s Investor
Meeting.


Frosch has held leadership positions at GREATER MSP for 6 years, most
recently serving as senior vice president of strategy and partnerships
and chief of staff. He will succeed Michael Langley, the organization’s
founding CEO. Langley announced his plans to retire in May 2018, after 8
years of service.

“Today, GREATER MSP is recognized internationally as one of the
country’s leading regional economic development organizations, and Peter
has played a key role in our success,” said Langley.

The GREATER MSP board of directors selected Frosch after conducting a
broad nationwide executive search, according to Tim Welsh, board chair.

“Peter will lead GREATER MSP into a new era of bold innovation, growth
and even greater partnership that will fuel our region’s continuing
ascent,” said Welsh. “We are grateful to Michael for his years of
foundational leadership which helped establish GREATER MSP as a
collaborative growth catalyst for the region.”

Internationally recognized as a leader in economic development, Frosch
has played a leadership role at GREATER MSP by creating and executing
numerous ground-breaking strategic initiatives that have become national
best practices.

For example, “Make It. MSP.™” – the talent and attraction initiative for
the Minneapolis Saint Paul region – was recognized as the country’s best
talent effort in 2018 by the International Economic Development Council.
Frosch also developed the Regional Indicators Dashboard, a comprehensive
assessment of the region’s economic performance, now widely emulated by
other cities and regions across the country.

Frosch has been at the center of an effort that began in 2017 to
accelerate GREATER MSP’s impact in the community. Working with the Board
of Directors and dozens of other leaders throughout the region, Frosch
helped shape “Partnership 2.0” a new vision, mission and structure for
GREATER MSP that places it at the forefront of economic development
groups nationwide.

“The GREATER MSP partnership is diverse, innovative and growing fast,”
said Frosch. “Incredible leaders from across this region are working
together through GREATER MSP to help our region compete and win the
global competition for jobs and talent. The opportunity to lead this
partnership is an honor, and I am excited about the big things we will
accomplish together.”

Frosch comes to the role of CEO with 15 years of experience building
cross-sector partnerships leading to transformative results. As a
legislative director for Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Frosch helped
secure federal funding for the Green Line Light Rail and restoration of
Saint Paul’s Union Depot. Frosch also created bipartisan legislation
with the Global Food Security Act to address the global hunger
crisis, which was signed by President Obama in 2016.

In a previous position as director at Minneapolis-based Environmental
Initiative, Frosch collaborated with former Minnesota Governor Tim
Pawlenty to create Clean Water Legacy, a two-year, statewide initiative
involving 60 organizations for a solution to the state’s water pollution
challenge supported by both parties. This statewide effort resulted in
passage of the nation’s first constitutional amendment to protect clean
water, parks, habitat and the arts.

In 2018, Frosch was named to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s
40 under 40. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University
in Chicago and a master’s in international relations from Dublin City
University, Dublin, Ireland, where he studied as a George Mitchell
Scholar.

About GREATER MSP
GREATER MSP is the economic development
partnership for the 16-county Minneapolis Saint Paul region. Over 200
leading businesses, universities, cities, counties, philanthropies and
others are working together to accelerate the competitiveness of the
16-county regional economy and drive inclusive economic growth through
job creation, capital investment and the execution of strategic
initiatives.

Contacts

Tom Jollie, (o) 612-455-1716, (m) 651-335-7897
Tom.jollie@padillaco.com

Wendy Blackshaw, (o) 651-287-1347, (m) 612-239-3941
wendy.blackshaw@greatermsp.org

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Six Ways to a Healthy Heart According to Mache Seibel, MD

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BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to American
Heart Association’s 2018 statistics
, cardiovascular disease accounts
for nearly 836,546 deaths in the U.S. That’s about one of every three
deaths, and about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form
of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke.

“Some of this rise in heart disease may be attributed to the stricter
guidelines defining high blood pressure, which the American Heart
Association began enforcing in 2017 along with the American College of
Cardiology,” says Mache
Seibel, MD
.

But other reasons that we can change to lower risk include:

  1. A sedentary life style including prolonged sitting in cars, in
    front of TVs and computers, and not enough exercise can increase your
    risk. Ideally, you need 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise
    three to five times a week. Try to get five minutes of movement every
    hour or get a standing desk and walk 10,000 steps a day.
  2. Stress – Government shutdowns, hurricanes and freezing
    temperatures, political differences, economic uncertainty, and so much
    more make stress a significant part of almost everyone’s life. Over
    long periods of time, the added stress hormones strain the heart.
  3. Sleep difficulties – Poor sleep not only makes you tired, it
    silently increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a deadly
    combination.
  4. Sugar – Americans now eat almost their weight in sugar every
    year, contributing to obesity, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s.
    What’s harming you may be on your plate.
  5. Smoking – Quitting smoking may be the most immediate health
    benefit you can give yourself.
  6. Suffering Silently – For women entering menopause, fear of
    estrogen and hormone therapy has resulted in 80% fewer women taking
    hormones today than in 2002. And that has been accompanied by an
    increased risk of heart disease and premature death in women. The
    Estrogen Fix
    explains how women who take estrogen at the right
    time live longer than those who don’t and have a lower risk of heart
    disease.

A warning, however, from the latest 2019
study
shows HRT tablets are associated with increased blood clot
risk—but not patches, creams, or gels
. Hot flashes during menopause
are not just about quality of life but may also be linked to the risk of
heart issues, making it even more important to combat them.

Hormone therapy in the form of transdermal (through the skin) estrogen
gel like Divigel
has been found to be the best and safest way to reduce hot flashes
because, unlike estrogen pills, transdermal estrogen appears not to
increase blood clotting. Women who are pregnant or nursing, cancer
patients, and menopausal women avoiding hormone therapy or those who are
on HT but still experiencing vaginal dryness can find estrogen-free
relief with over the counter options such as Replens
Moisturizer
, which promotes the healing of the vaginal tissues and
naturally restores moisture.

“You owe it to yourself to figure it out, so you don’t have to tough it
out,” adds Seibel.

Contacts

Jaimie Weiner
646-964-4446
jaimie@gcomworks.com

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Webcast Metrics® Ranks the Top Digital Audio Properties in the U.S. and Latin America for October 2018

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Triton
Digital
®, the leading technology provider for the audio industry,
today released its monthly Ranker in the U.S. and
Latin America
 for October 2018, providing insight into the top
streaming audio providers in both regions for the month of October.

During this month, all measured clients within the U.S. reported a total
of 6,148,460 Average Active Sessions (AAS) during the Monday through
Friday 6:00am to 8:00pm daypart, and 5,156,895 AAS during the Monday
through Sunday 6:00am to Midnight daypart. All metrics within the
Webcast Metrics rankers include both ad-supported and non-ad supported
listening, globally, and in the US.

Triton Digital’s Monthly Ranker is a listing of its top 20 clients’
digital audio stations and networks measured by the Media Rating Council
(MRC) accredited Webcast Metrics® audience measurement platform. Webcast
Metrics uses a proprietary platform to track audience data and convert
it to audience metrics that can be easily understood by stations,
publishers and advertisers. Unlike other measurement solutions, Triton’s
Webcast Metrics information is based on census data, rather than
consumer surveys, providing the most accurate information.

Full results of the October 2018 Rankers can be found here: https://www.tritondigital.com/resources/monthly-rankers/rankers-archive

About Triton Digital
Triton Digital® is the global
technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast
industry. Operating in more than 40 countries, Triton provides
innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online
music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and
streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the
global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the leading online
audio measurement service. With unparalleled integrity, excellence,
teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting
audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the
global online industry. Triton Digital is a wholly owned subsidiary of
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP). For more information, visit www.TritonDigital.com.

Contacts

Kristin Charron
Triton Digital
+1 514 448 4037
Kristin.charron@tritondigital.com

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Voices.Com Releases Interactive UK Accent Map as Demand for British Voice Over Continues to Grow

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As marketing campaigns become increasingly global and interest in
accents increases, one brand sets out to educate audiences through
interactive, entertaining media

LONDON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trends?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#Trendslt;/agt;–As the largest online marketplace for voice over and audio services in
the world, Voices.com
has developed and released an educational interactive map, online quiz,
and various videos to show the range of accents in the United Kingdom,
as demand on the platform for British voice over experienced a 3-year
average growth rate of 12%.

Voices.com’s
recently released celebrity report
revealed that the ‘fun foreign
intrigue’ voice over was one of the top three archetypes creative
professionals were interested in hiring, motivating Voices.com to create
these useful, fun resources for companies seeking a UK flair for their
brand voice.

Although there is technically no such thing as any one ‘British accent,’
audiences continue to opt for a ‘general British’ voice over instead of
specifying a specific accent. With this, Voices.com’s aim is to educate
on the diversity of dialects by providing audiences with a tool that
clearly demonstrates the nuances of the various sounds that make up the
United Kingdom. The hope is that if users of the platform are able to
hear what a specific regional accent sounds like, they will become
informed of the dialects available to best represent their brand or
project. This will improve authenticity and overall success.

To accomplish this goal, Voices.com’s interactive accent
map
allows users to experience the dialects of various British
regions, while a quiz
tests a user’s ear as they’re led through colloquial sayings unique to
those locales. Stunning animated
videos
create an engaging learning opportunity through the retelling
of Aesop’s Fables in regional accents: Received Pronunciation (RP),
Estuary, Brummie accents, and more.

“The demand for voices with accents and dialects is on the rise, and not
just because advertisers are increasingly localizing their ad
campaigns,” says Tanya Chopp, Content Marketing Manager at Voices.com.
“According to the American Marketing Association, people are drawn to
certain accents because of the cultural associations we have with them –
for instance, the perception that a British-English accent like ‘RP’ is
posh and upscale, or that an Aussie accent implies a fun, flirtatious
personality. With that in mind, we want to help spread an appreciation
for the dozens of regional dialects that make up the misunderstood
concept of a ‘British accent.’”

About Voices.com
Founded in 2005, Voices.com is the largest
global online marketplace for audio and voice products and services
comprised of more than half a million business clients and voice actors.
Its flagship website, https://www.voices.com,
records approximately two million unique visitors annually and has
enabled over 300,000 transactions to date. Headquartered in London,
Canada, the company employs more than 120 people and has clients and
voice talent in 160 countries.

Contacts

PR Contact:
Trisha Beausaert, Voices.com, pr@voices.com
519.858.1260

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Motor Press Guild Announces 2018 MPG Awards Finalists

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The Dean Batchelor Award, for excellence in automotive journalism,
will be presented to one MPG Award winner

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Motor Press Guild (MPG), America’s largest automotive media
association, has announced the finalists for the MPG Excellence in
Automotive Journalism Awards. The winners of this year’s awards will be
revealed during the MPG Dean Batchelor Award Dinner, held February 24,
at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

From the winners in each of seven MPG Award categories, the Guild
chooses a single recipient for the Dean Batchelor Award. It is presented
to the journalist whose work best represents the professional standards
that marked Batchelor’s career.

The Bob D’Olivo Award for outstanding achievement in photography, named
in honor of one of the media’s most influential photographers, will also
be presented at the event.

The finalists in each category are:

  • Articles: Feature Article

    • Steven Ewing (“Digging Mongolia: Hunting for Fossils with
      Infiniti and New Paleontological Tech”)
    • Amy Wallace (“Lady Leadfoot”)
    • Lyn Woodward (“The Rebelle Rally: A 7-Day, 1200-Mile,
      Women-Only, GPS-Free Test of Endurance, Brains and Heart”
      )
  • Articles: News Article

    • Mark Harris (“Arizona Governor and Uber Kept Self-Driving
      Program Secret, Emails Reveal”
      )
    • Jerry Hirsch (“Feds Say Truckers Over-Counted, Autonomous Tech
      Threat Overstated”
      )
    • Jerry Hirsch (“Thor Trucks Storming Into Heavy-Duty EV Market”)
  • Books

    • Tim Considine (“Twice Around the Clock – The Yanks at Le Mans
      Vol. I-III”
      )
    • Hurley Haywood and Sean Cridland (“Hurley: From the Beginning”)
    • Ryan Snodgrass (“Turbo 3.0: Porsche’s First Turbocharged
      Supercar”
      )
  • Audio/Visual: Feature Video

    • Micah Muzio/COTU (Ford GT/Resale Value, KBB.com)
    • Randy Wells (Icarus, Hot Rod Films)
    • Lynne Woodward (The Rebelle Rally, The Drive)
  • Audio/Visual: Video Review

    • Henry Catchpole (Porsche 911 GTS/Manual Gearbox, Carfection on
      Roadshow)
    • Micah Muzio/COTU (Ford Bullitt, KBB.com)
    • Micah Muzio/COTU (Subaru Ascent, KBB.com)
  • Audio/Visual: Audio Program

    • No Finalists
  • Social Media/Social Media Feed

    • Jonny Lieberman, Instagram
    • Drew Phillips, Instagram
  • Social Media/YouTube Channel

    • Doug DeMuro, “Here’s Why the Koenigsegg Agera RS1 Is Worth $10
      Million”
    • Regular Cars, “Good Example: 1990 Chevrolet K5 Blazer: Regular Car
      Reviews”
  • Bob D’Olivo Award For Photography

    • Sean Cridland (“From Darkness”)
    • Lisa Linke (“GT3 RS”)
    • Lisa Linke (“Porsche GT3 RS”)

For multimedia – http://motorpressguild.tritium.co/motor-press-guild-announces-2018-dean-batchelor-awards-finalists

Contacts

Media Contact:
Michelle Suzuki for MPG
michelle@msc-pr.com

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New BitterWorld App Offers Platform For Venting

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BitterWorld?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#BitterWorldlt;/agt;–Patrick Mimran, the French multimedia artist best known for The
Billboard Project, has unveiled a new app designed to help users express
their bitter life experiences. The app, BitterWorld,
was designed to help users relieve their frustration from the
disappointments associated with mediocre products, services,
experiences, and relationships.


According to Mimran, BitterWorld is intended to make the world a
better place by allowing users to share their true feelings, take a deep
breath, and then move on – leaving their bad feelings behind. “I
developed the app so that people who have a bitter experience can help
others avoid the same fate, and at the same time, prevent themselves
from holding onto negative feelings,” he said. “Whether it’s rude
service at the bank, a bad restaurant meal or just a lousy day at work,
our users’ insights can help make their day and others’ just a little
bit better.”

The app includes a skull and crossbones rating system that rates
experiences by their degree of bitterness, along with a map-based
display that shows the precise location of the offending situation.
Other features allow users to chat, post reviews, upload images, and
comment on other situations. The app also contains unique benefits
designed to enrich the user experience, including a clean and intuitive
interface, a series of 150-plus emojis designed by Mimran, and an
engaging news feed. The ability to post photo, video and audio files
allows both reviewers and visitors to become more knowledgeable about an
incident.

From a social justice standpoint, Mimran believes that wrongdoers
shouldn’t get away with their negative behavior unscathed and that no
one should hold onto their negative feelings without some sort of
release. He launched BitterWorld to provide a safe space for
like-minded people around the world to share their true feelings. “Not
everything in life is an Instagram glamour shot,” he said. “That’s just
not reality.” BitterWorld is available on iOS
and Android.

About Patrick Mimran

Patrick Mimran launched The
Billboard Project
in 2000 in conjunction with his exhibits at the
Marlborough Gallery in New York. For this project, he employed prominent
billboards across the United States, England, France, and Italy to
comment on various forms of art and their inter-relationships using
short aphorisms. In 2006, The New York Times commented of Mimran
that “…he has…commanded the airspace and attention of the New York
art world.”

Inspired by the success of The Billboard Project, Mimran expanded his
creativity into software with the formation of Ransoft,
a company developing innovative software with an artistic blend. His
first software product, Aphos,
is a free messaging system that enables users to create digital
“billboards” and share them with other users and on social media
platforms. In addition to BitterWorld and Aphos, Mimran
has developed several other apps, all of which are available on the App
Store
and Google
Play
.

Contacts

Ashley Rust | ashley@ashleyrustassociates.com
| 573-986-7878

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***MEDIA ALERT***: QuickBooks Backs Independent Workers of the Film Industry with New Award Season Campaign

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • The movie and television industry is one of the largest private sector
    employers, supporting 2.1 million jobs and $139 billion in total wages
    in 2016 alone
  • 85 percent of movie industry workers work for themselves
  • In its second phase, Intuit’s Backing You campaign spotlights the
    unsung heroes in today’s largest industries such as movies in addition
    to the global independent workforce

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU):

WHAT
With the film industry’s biggest night just over a week
away, Intuit QuickBooks today announced, “Giving Credit Where Credit
is Due
,” an extension of its ongoing “Backing You” campaign.
QuickBooks is always looking for ways to spotlight those who power the
economy and are the lifeblood of any business – often they are not the
people on the front lines getting all the credit. This award season,
QuickBooks turned the cameras on the people behind the scenes who make
the movie magic possible and are celebrating their enormous
contributions.

That’s why for this year’s big night, QuickBooks decided to turn the
camera on the people that made the film “A Star is Born” possible with a
mini-film called “Giving Credit Where Credit is Due.”

The new mini-film and multi-channel campaign spotlights those off the
red carpet who create the magic that drives a film forward. These
workers are self-employed professionals that move from project to
project and often don’t get the recognition they deserve in the creation
of some of our favorite films and entertainment.

WHY
With this film, Intuit QuickBooks will give the small
businesses and self-employed a voice outside of the film studio. The
film not only celebrates select workers and drivers from “A Star is
Born” but also the millions of other independent workers and small
business owners that dare to dream and follow their passions. Intuit
QuickBooks works for them and backs all of those who entertain us –
whether in front of the camera or behind.

WHO
Intuit QuickBooks launched Backing You last year, a
campaign created to celebrate and honor those who work for themselves.
Since launching QuickBooks more than 20 years ago, Intuit has made its
mission to power prosperity for small businesses and self-employed by
delivering smart money, connections and decisions to millions of
businesses and entrepreneurs around the world. The new short film is
just another example of QuickBooks’ continued efforts to spotlight and
champion independent workers around the world.

AVAILABLE FOR PRESS INTERVIEWS

  • Intuit
    QuickBooks
    , a company and product dedicated to backing small
    businesses and powering prosperity around the world
  • Select independent workers featured in the “Giving Credit Where Credit
    is Due” mini-film

FOR MORE INFORMATION
The short film is available now on YouTube.
Images from the film will also be displayed throughout Hollywood and
available on social media for download. The Backing You campaign was
created in partnership with Intuit QuickBooks’ creative agency of
record, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA.

Contacts

Bradford Walton
Intuit Inc.
415-254-7168
Bradford_walton@intuit.com

Jen Garcia
Access Communications
415-844-6244
jgarcia@accesspr.com

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