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Kuaishou Technology to Report First Quarter 2022 Results on May 24, 2022
HONG KONG, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuaishou Technology ("Kuaishou" or the "Company"; 1024.HK), a leading content community and social platform, today announced that it will report its unaudited consolidated first quarter results for the three months ended March 31, 2022, after the Hong Kong market closes on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The Company's management will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 7:00 PM Beijing Time (7:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time) to discuss the results. Participants are required to pre-register for the conference call at: Chinese Line (Mandarin): http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/5087838 English Simultaneous Interpretation Line (listen-only mode): http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/6757808 Participants can choose between the Chinese and English simultaneous interpretation options for pre-registration above. Please note that the English simultaneous interpretation option will be in listen-only mode. Upon registration, participants will receive an email containing conference call dial-in details, event passcode and a unique registrant ID. This information will allow you to gain immediate access to the call. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. Additionally, live, and archived webcasts of the conference call, for both Chinese and English simultaneous interpretation, will be available on the Company's investor relations website at https://ir.kuaishou.com. Replays of the conference call will be available until May 30, 2022 via the following dial-in details: Dial-in number: +61 2 8199 0299Chinese conference ID: 5087838English simultaneous interpretation conference ID: 6757808 About Kuaishou Kuaishou is a leading content community and social platform with its mission to be the most customer-obsessed company in the world. Kuaishou has relentlessly been focusing on serving its customers and creating value for them through the continual innovation and optimization of its products and services. At Kuaishou, any user can chronicle and share their life experiences through short videos and live streams and showcase their talents. Working closely with content creators and businesses together, Kuaishou provides product and service offerings that address various user needs that arise naturally, including entertainment, online marketing services, e-commerce, online games, online knowledge-sharing, and more. For more information, please visit https://ir.kuaishou.com. For investor and media inquiries, please contact: Kuaishou TechnologyInvestor RelationsEmail: email@example.com
MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS - PARIS : SHOCKING! THE SURREAL WORLD OF ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
PARIS, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- From July 6th, 2022, to January 22nd, 2023, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris will celebrate the bold and exciting creations of Italian couturière Elsa Schiaparelli (b. September 10th, 1890, Rome – d. November 13th, 1973, Paris), who drew much of her inspiration from her close ties to the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. Nearly 20 years since the last retrospective devoted to Schiaparelli at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the time has come to revisit this extraordinary designer's work, her innovative sense of feminine style, her sophisticated, often eccentric designs, and the thrill that she brought to the world of fashion. MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS – PARIS : SHOCKING! THE SURREAL WORLD OF ELSA SCHIAPARELLI Shocking! The surreal world of Elsa Schiaparelli brings together 520 works including 272 silhouettes and accessories by Schiaparelli herself, displayed alongside iconic paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfumes, ceramics, posters, and photographs by the likes of Schiaparelli's dear friends and contemporaries: Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, Meret Oppenheim and Elsa Triolet. The retrospective, a highlight of the 2022/2023 Exhibition Calendar, will also showcase creations designed in honor of Schiaparelli by fashion icons including Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano and Christian Lacroix. Daniel Roseberry, artistic director of the House of Schiaparelli since 2019, also boldly interprets the heritage of Elsa Schiaparelli with a design of his own. The poetic and immersive scenography of Shocking! The surreal world of Elsa Schiaparelli has been entrusted to Nathalie Crinière. The exhibition will be presented in the Christine & Stephen A. Schwarzman fashion galleries of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS – PARIS : SHOCKING! THE SURREAL WORLD OF ELSA SCHIAPARELLI
BT GROUP AND WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY AGREE TO FORM NEW PREMIUM SPORTS JOINT VENTURE FOR THE UK AND IRELAND
LONDON, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its announcement of exclusive discussions on 3 February 2022, BT Group plc ("BT Group") has agreed a set of definitive agreements with Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. ("Warner Bros. Discovery") to form a 50:50 joint venture company to create a new premium sport offering for the UK & Ireland (the "JV"), and to transfer the operating businesses of BT Sport to Warner Bros. Discovery (together the "Transaction"). By bringing together the sports content offering of both BT Sport and Eurosport UK, the JV will have one of the most extensive portfolios of premium sports rights including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, the Premier League, Premiership Rugby, UFC, the Olympic Games, tennis Grand Slams featuring the Australian Open and Roland-Garros, cycling Grand Tours including the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia and the winter sports World Cup season. Those customers who access BT Sport through BT directly, and the majority of BT TV customers, are set to receive discovery+, the non-fiction entertainment streaming service which is home to Eurosport's live and on-demand streaming offer in the UK & Ireland, as part of existing subscriptions. Both BT Sport and Eurosport UK will initially retain their separate brands and product propositions in the market before being brought together under a single brand in the future. BT Group (through its wholly owned subsidiary British Telecommunications plc ("BT plc")) and Warner Bros. Discovery will enter into distribution agreements with the JV under which they will distribute the combined sports content to new and existing customers on their respective platforms and apps. Key highlights BT Sport and Eurosport UK to be brought together to form a premium sports joint venture for customers in the UK & Ireland which will be owned 50:50 by BT plc and Warner Bros. Discovery. Warner Bros. Discovery and BT plc will each directly contribute, sub-license or deliver the benefit of their respective sports rights and distribution agreements for the UK & Ireland to the JV. The Transaction will deliver operational efficiencies through the transfer of the operating businesses of BT Sport to Warner Bros. Discovery. BT plc will receive £93m from Warner Bros. Discovery and up to approximately £540m by way of an earn-out from the JV, subject to certain conditions being met. BT plc will retain a 50% interest in the JV, and Warner Bros. Discovery will be granted a Call Option over BT plc's interest in the JV, exercisable at specified points in the first four years of the JV. The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approvals by the relevant regulatory bodies and is expected to complete by the end of 2022. Marc Allera, CEO BT's Consumer division, said "As a global sports and entertainment broadcaster Warner Bros. Discovery is the perfect partner to work with us to take BT Sport to the next stage of its growth. We're excited to be joining forces to bring the best of BT Sport together with Eurosport UK to create a fantastic new sports offer alongside all the entertainment that discovery+ has to offer BT customers." "I'm incredibly proud of the established, creative and innovative broadcaster that BT Sport has become. We have a brilliant team who are dedicated to broadcasting amazing sporting moments and we look forward to working with Eurosport UK to realise the opportunities that this next stage will bring both our team and our viewers." Andrew Georgiou, President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe said "We are excited to bring fans a new premium sport offering that brings together everything they love from BT Sport and Eurosport UK. Combining this with our growing portfolio of premium entertainment content promises to deliver consumers a richer and deeper content proposition, not only providing greater value from their subscriptions but bringing sport to a wider entertainment audience." The Transaction constitutes a class 2 transaction for the purposes of the UK Financial Conduct Authority Listing Rules and, as such, BT Group plc shareholder approval is not required. Lazard is acting as exclusive financial adviser to BT Group and CMS Cameron McKenna is acting as legal adviser to BT Group. DLA Piper is acting as legal adviser to Warner Bros. Discovery. Additional information Transaction Structure The JV will be structured as a 50:50 joint venture, with each of BT plc and Warner Bros. Discovery holding equal voting rights in the JV. At completion of the Transaction, the production and operational assets of BT Sport will transfer to and become a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery. Governance The Board of Directors of the JV will be equally represented between appointees of BT plc and Warner Bros. Discovery. The Chairperson of the Board will be a Board Director nominated by each shareholder on a rotating basis, the first of which will be Marc Allera. Consideration BT plc will receive £93m from Warner Bros. Discovery (payable in instalments over the three years following transaction completion) and up to approximately £540m by way of an earn-out from the JV during the earn-out period, subject to certain conditions being met. BT plc will retain a 50% interest in the JV, and Warner Bros. Discovery will be granted a Call Option over BT plc's interest in the JV at a price to be determined at the time the option is exercised. The earn-out period will end at the earliest of i) four years post completion of the Transaction, ii) the exercise by Warner Bros. Discovery of the Call Option, and iii) if the earn-out reaches the agreed cap. Other distributions to shareholders Any dividends (made after payments required under the earn-out) shall be paid in equal proportions, to BT plc and Warner Bros. Discovery. Call Option As part of the Transaction, Warner Bros. Discovery will have the right, but not the obligation, to exercise a call option to acquire the entire shareholding of BT plc in the JV (the "Call Option"). The Call Option will be exercisable at specified points during the first four years of the JV and is subject to certain conditions and arrangements. The price payable for 50% of the JV under the Call Option will be at a price to be determined at the time the option is exercised, plus any remaining consideration and earn-out that BT plc will be entitled to at that time (subject to certain conditions). If the Call Option is not exercised by Warner Bros. Discovery (as detailed above), BT plc will have the ability to exit its stake in the JV either through a sale or IPO. Proceeds cap The consideration payable under the Transaction (including the Call Option) is subject to a cap which is below the threshold for a class 1 transaction (as defined by the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Listing Rules) as at the time of this announcement. Ancillary Agreements The production and the operational assets of BT Sport to be transferred to Warner Bros. Discovery who, upon completion, will manage the day-to-day operations of the JV. In addition, certain ancillary agreements and undertakings will be entered into between BT plc and Warner Bros. Discovery, and between BT plc, Warner Bros. Discovery and the JV; including those necessary to ensure continuity of service to customers, and relevant transitional arrangements. As part of the Transaction, BT plc and Warner Bros. Discovery will each enter into distribution agreements with the JV to become the official UK distributor of the JV's sports channels across both sets of platforms. BT plc's agreement with the JV will extend beyond 2030, and for the first four years, includes a minimum revenue guarantee of approximately £500m per annum, after which the agreement will change to a fully variable arrangement. The JV will also enter into a new agreement with Sky extending beyond 2030 to provide for its distribution of the JV's combined sports content. BT plc will also enter into a distribution agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to provide discovery+ to its direct BT TV and BT Sport customers. Accounting treatment Upon completion of the transaction, BT plc's interest in the JV is expected to be classified as a Joint Venture under IFRS 11, and equity accounted for under IAS 28. Information on BT Sport business Based on unaudited management information, as at 31 March 2022, the value of the gross assets of BT Sport business to be contributed to the JV and the operating businesses of BT Sport was £339m and it had an operating loss for the year of £222m. Information on Eurosport UK business Based on unaudited management information, as at 31 March 2022, the value of the gross assets of Eurosport UK's rights and distribution agreements contributed directly to the JV was £12m and it had an operating profit for the year of £16m. Disclaimer Lazard & Co., Limited ("Lazard"), which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, is acting exclusively as financial adviser to BT plc and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than BT plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Lazard nor for providing advice in relation to the matters set out in this announcement. Neither Lazard nor any of its affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Lazard in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise. Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements Certain information included in this announcement is forward looking and involves risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward looking statements. Forward looking statements cover all matters which are not historical facts and include, without limitation, projections relating to results of operations and financial conditions and BT Group's plans and objectives for future operations. Forward looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology, including terms such as 'believes', 'estimates', 'anticipates', 'expects', 'forecasts', 'intends', 'plans', 'projects', 'goal', 'target', 'aim', 'may', 'will', 'would', 'could' or 'should' or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. Forward looking statements in this announcement are not guarantees of future performance. All forward looking statements in this announcement are based upon information known to BT Group on the date of this announcement. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that any particular expectation will be met and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements, which speak only at their respective dates. Additionally, forward looking statements regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. Other than in accordance with its legal or regulatory obligations (including under the UK Listing Rules and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority), BT Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Nothing in this announcement shall exclude any liability under applicable laws that cannot be excluded in accordance with such laws. Information set forth in this communication contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties and on information available to Warner Bros. Discovery as of the date hereof. Warner Bros. Discovery's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risk factors disclosed in Warner Bros. Discovery's 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 24, 2022 and its subsequent filings made with the SEC. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Warner Bros. Discovery's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, and can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will" and "would" or similar words. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future financial and operating results, Warner Bros. Discovery's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. Warner Bros. Discovery expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Warner Bros. Discovery's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
HUAWEI Ads wins the Best Platform Development Award in MDA d Awards 2022
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- HUAWEI Ads, the digital advertising arm by Huawei, won the Best Platform Development Award (Bronze) in the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) d Awards 2022. This award represents recognition of HUAWEI Ads' effectiveness in helping advertisers achieve business success through its platform solutions. HUAWEI Ads received the Best Platform Development Award (Bronze) in MDA d Awards 2022. Built upon Huawei's established mobile ecosystem, HUAWEI Ads help brands to reach over 730 million Huawei users across devices and apps to achieve their business goals. The d-Awards 2022 is organized by MDA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of Malaysia's digital economy. This industry award is set to recognise and honour digital marketing talents, brands and service providers that embrace the use of digital technologies to elevate consumer experiences. Finalists are judged by a panel of prominent industry leaders and experts. HUAWEI Ads presents a creative and innovative ad solution with a Data Management Platform (DMP) that targets users based on app usage and in-app behaviour. Relying on Huawei's mobile ecosystem, the ad marketplace interacts with the Huawei devices' algorithms and architecture, making it the most effective platform for advertisers to reach over 730 million global Huawei device users across smartphones, PCs, and tablets. Additionally, through the comprehensive Huawei native apps and over 41,000 third-party publisher partners, HUAWEI Ads can help advertisers amplify their brand messages and services from multi-digital touchpoints. "The winning of the Best Platform Development Award (Bronze) highlighted HUAWEI Ads' outstanding performance in providing a brand or advertiser with dedicated platform solutions, multi-platform ad adaptation, utility and high degree of customization to better engage with the Huawei ecosystem users," commented the MDA d Awards 2022 judging panel. "We are proud to receive this recognition from MDA and we will continue to work closely with existing partners and with new partners as we continue growing our platform. We hope to help advertisers continue achieving their business goals while bridging data connectivity and minimising its complexity to provide precise reach and more intelligent ad distribution. This is made possible with Huawei's all scenario 1+8+N strategy which synergises across various smart devices and apps that can help advertisers amplify their businesses, products, and services from multi-digital app touchpoints," said Nick Zhao, Director of Mobile Ecosystem Business Growth, Huawei Malaysia. "The convenience and seamlessness of the platform are what makes HUAWEI Ads an efficient tool for digital marketers." Reach new heights with HUAWEI Ads Built upon the established mobile ecosystem, HUAWEI Ads demonstrates advantages by leveraging its ever-growing ecosystem. The platform's frequently updated adtech and toolsets complement its multiple consumer touchpoints so that brands and advertisers can strategize, set up and manage their ad campaigns efficiently. In addition to the technical capabilities, choosing the right target audience is another valuable key to ad campaign success. A testament to HUAWEI Ads' capabilities is the ad campaign with Senheng, a leading consumer electronics chain store in Malaysia. Senheng promoted its new app through HUAWEI Ads in Nov 2021 and achieved 10 times increase in daily app downloads within the campaign period. The Senheng app was featured in Huawei official app market –AppGallery's "New Apps We Love" section to increase visibility and drive downloads. Besides being displayed in AppGallery, Senheng ads also appeared in more channels, such as HUAWEI Video and HUAWEI Browser to maximize app exposure and tap into the broader base of Huawei users. As a result, Senheng achieved an above-average performance at a cost-per-download (CPD) lower than the industry benchmark through HUAWEI Ads. "Our mission is to help brands tap into a pool of new audiences in the world's third-largest mobile ecosystem," said Nick Zhao. "HUAWEI Ads will continue to improve our ad strategy and platform in order to help more businesses excel and achieve their goals using our platform." For more information, please visit: https://ads.huawei.com/ About HUAWEI Ads HUAWEI Ads, is the digital advertising marketplace designed for Huawei devices. The service interacts with Huawei devices' underlying algorithms and architecture, making it the most effective platform for reaching Huawei's global user base of over 730 million people across devices like smartphones, PCs, and tablets.
Tsinghua University inaugurates Institute for Smart Scene Innovation Design
BEIJING, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- This is a report from China.org.cn. The Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University (AADTHU) inaugurated the Institute for Smart Scene Innovation Design (ISSID) on Tuesday, which aims to build a leading design and R&D platform for smart design and cultural innovation. The Institute for Smart Scene Innovation Design (ISSID) 's launching ceremony was hosted by the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University (AADTHU) on April 19, 2022. [Photo provided to China.org.cn] Dedicated to research in smart design, focusing on emerging industries and key sectors such as smart cities, smart education, and smart medical care, the ISSID will innovate new design systems and formulate relevant standards. Ultimately, they hope to make breakthroughs in studies of smart designing methods and tools, as well as its key technologies. The Institute for Smart Scene Innovation Design (ISSID) 's launching ceremony was hosted by the Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University (AADTHU) on April 19, 2022. [Photo provided to China.org.cn] Through interdisciplinary research of art and technology, the ISSID will concentrate on innovative art design and R&D of scientific and technological programs and foster talents with multidisciplinary skills and creative abilities. An exhibition themed with "art and technology" is on display from April 19 to April 24, 2022, at Tsinghua University. [Photo provided to China.org.cn] At a forum themed "smart design, scene innovation" after the launching ceremony of the ISSDI, 11 scholars and experts from technology, art, design, and cultural innovation industries shared thoughts about smart design. An exhibition themed with "art and technology" is on display from April 19 to April 24, 2022, at Tsinghua University. [Photo provided to China.org.cn] An exhibition with the theme of art and technology, on display from Tuesday to Sunday, showcases art and research cases of students and faculties from the AADTHU and other leading artists and designers. In addition, the exhibition demonstrates the broad prospects of innovation such as smart transportation and smart cities. Tsinghua University inaugurates Institute for Smart Scene Innovation Design http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-04/26/content_78187916.htm
abillion Launches World's First Marketplace for Sustainability
SINGAPORE, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- abillion - the world's largest social platform for sustainability has launched a peer-to-peer ecommerce. Launched first to the Singapore market in May, the social media platform unveiled a new feature for buyers and sellers to interact and transact online with a conscious shift in focus from revenue earned to resulting impact. As a global digital home to sustainability and plant-based natives, abillion is a natural confluence for mindful buyers and sellers. What makes abillion's marketplace the preferred platform over others is the real-life impact each transaction carries. Sellers set aside a percentage of their revenue to be donated to impactful causes. The buyer then dedicates this sum of money to one of abillion's 60 plus non-profit partners. As the first market to enjoy this feature, all members in Singapore will be able to list sustainable products via the marketplace tab, found on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app. Buyers will be able to see the impact of each purchase they intend to make from the starred green value found on the right hand side of each listing. To date, both individual sellers and businesses have already jumped on board. With more than a million members globally, abillion plans to launch the marketplace by year-end 2022 to its largest markets, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and US.. "Our goal is to become the world's leading catalyst driving sustainable entrepreneurship and conscious consumerism, powering the growth of the sustainable sector," says Vikas Garg, CEO and founder of abillion. "We know that in the near future, everyone will care about sustainability and our planet. abillion wil be at the center of this, acting as the go-to information and digital superhub for all. Here, regardless of whether you're a buyer or a seller, you will be able to measure the positive impact your transaction has on the world. Through this, we will be able to eat, shop and live our way to a brighter future." For media enquiries, please send an email to Phoebe Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org About abillion At abillion, we're working to drive a global movement for plant-based food and earth-friendly products. abillion is a digital platform that assists people that want to make sustainable choices. abillion, launched in 2018 by CEO Vikas Garg, is unique in harnessing social media for social good. Whenever a member chooses sustainability and shares a review, the member is rewarded with a donation that can feed a hungry child, educate a child for a day, plant a tree or save an animal life. The abillion app has been downloaded by over one million people around the world. Members from over 160 countries have contributed close to 2 million reviews of vegan dishes and cruelty-free products. Consumer reviews, along with consumer insights, are shared with business owners, influencing more than 160,000 brands worldwide to offer more sustainable options. Website: www.abillion.com
Enjoy Idle P2E! 'Crypto Ball Z on WEMIX' is Now Available Worldwide
The exclusive 'Drone Mining System' plus all the best characteristics of the idle genre Rare or higher-tiered Commanders can be minted into NFTs Massive 3-part AirDrop event to celebrate the official launch SEONGNAM-SI, South Korea, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Joycity has announced that their subsidiary, 'Mojito Games', has globally launched their new P2E (Play to Earn) game, 'Crypto Ball Z on WEMIX' on May 11th. Easy Idle P2E 'Crypto Ball Z on WIMIX', Grand Launch 'Crypto Ball Z on WEMIX' is a hybrid mobile game that combines the best features of the shooting game genre with idle RPG elements. It's currently available for Android devices and will support 8 languages. In 'Crypto Ball Z on WEMIX', players can obtain new Heroes using the 'Combine' feature, and upon upgrading, arrange them in a variety of formations. Heroes from the 'Game of Dice', a game loved by over 50 million international players, will join the battle. The game will have a season system where Heroes can be used for exclusive battles and have special buffs applied. Game content will vary from season-to-season. In the game, Herostones can be mined using Drones, a system that exemplifies the idle P2E aspects. For the 'Drone Search,' Drones will return after a certain period with Herostones which can then be exchanged into the game's utility token, HERCO; a crucial in-game currency. The Commander system is an exciting game feature. When players equip Commanders, they can get buffs that directly affect the mining process. By clearing stages, players may obtain Drone crafting materials. Exceptional Drones can be crafted by equipping higher Rarity Commanders and then used to increase mining efficiency. There are a total of 5 Commander Rarities: Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary, and Mythical. Commanders with a rank of Rare or higher can be minted into NFTs and then traded through the WEMIX Wallet after 'Sealing'. There will be a massive 3-part AirDrop event where a total of 5 million HERCO will be given away. 10,000 random participants, who complete the AirDrop event missions will each be awarded with 50 HERCO, and 5 participants, who have completed the 'invite the friend' mission, will obtain incredible rewards. Players should stay posted as there will also be a variety of other events that will be exclusive to our community followers. For more information regarding 'Crypto Ball Z on WEMIX', visit our official website (https://cbz.joycity.com) and Twitter page (https://twitter.com/PlayCryptoBallZ).
SHUTTERSTOCK ACQUIRES POND5, THE WORLD'S LARGEST VIDEO MARKETPLACE
The acquisition solidifies Shutterstock's position as the marketplace leader for premium editorial and commercial video and music content for creative professionals and enterprises NEW YORK, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), the leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies, today announced the acquisition of Pond5, the world's largest video-first content marketplace for filmmakers, media organizations, and marketers worldwide. Pond5 is the world's leading online marketplace for royalty-free and editorial video, with customers including Netflix, Disney, NBC, BBC, Discovery Channel and The Wall Street Journal. Pond5's comprehensive collection includes 30 million licensable video clips, 1.6 million music tracks and 1.7 million sound effects assets. Shutterstock + POND5 This acquisition solidifies Shutterstock's position as the premium destination for its global customer community for unique access to editorial content, video footage and music. Integrated with Shutterstock's workflow applications, this expansive content library enables Shutterstock's global customer community to create with confidence, and provides value to Pond5's 115K+ contributors, by expanding the distribution of their content to new regions and customers. Shutterstock Studios customers are also able to leverage their access to the offering, integrating clips from Pond5's unparalleled offering into powerful short form and long form content. Pond5 combines their vast collection – which can be seen in various destinations, ranging from films and TV shows including Succession and The Queen's Gambit, to YouTube videos, video games and Super Bowl ads – with a best-in-class search experience that makes it seamless for creators to find what they need, even for the most unpredictable and niche content searches. Since its inception in 2006, Pond5 has built an expanding contributor network of over 115,000 active contributors across 180 countries, who upload over 2.5 million assets each month. Additionally, Pond5's premium editorial content partners, such as Reuters, PA Media and British Movietone, will provide Shutterstock's global customer community access to up-to-the-minute and archival news footage. "The acquisition of Pond5 provides immense value for our global customer base, with unparalleled access to one of the largest collections of editorial and commercial video content in the world," said Jon Oringer, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Shutterstock. "Our contributors will also benefit from having their work showcased on Pond5's platform, expanding their portfolio to new customers." Jamie Elden, Chief Revenue Officer at Shutterstock said, "With this acquisition, we are able to offer our customers across global agency, corporate, and media channels access to one of the largest premium archival collections in the industry. Shutterstock is constantly reinventing, and this acquisition brings together powerful creators and exceptional content to ensure our customers have world class video, music and editorial collections at their fingertips." Tom Crary, CEO at Pond5 said, "We could not be more thrilled to join forces with Shutterstock to lead the video and music space. Our combined editorial offerings will be a competitive force in the market, and offer additional choice to customers with highly exclusive editorial video content." Transaction Highlights: Consideration for the transaction consists of $210 million of cash paid at closing Further scales Shutterstock's video business and expands Shutterstock's editorial offering with unique and high-quality exclusive video content Complementary customer base with powerful relationships with the world's largest media outlets, social media platforms, and OTT streaming companies Maintaining 2022 revenue and adjusted EBITDA margin guidance Immediately accretive to 2022 adjusted EBITDA, even after one-time transaction related costs CapM Advisors acted as financial advisor, and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP acted as legal advisor to Shutterstock. Jefferies LLC acted as financial advisor, and Goodwin Procter LLP acted as legal advisor to Pond5. Investors can find a link to the presentation materials on the Pond5 transaction at https://investor.shutterstock.com About Shutterstock, Inc. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is the leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies. Directly and through its group subsidiaries, Shutterstock's comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, 3D models, videos and music. Working with its growing community of over 2 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 405 million images and more than 25 million video clips available. Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The Company also owns Pond5, the world's largest video marketplace, TurboSquid, the world's largest 3D content marketplace, PicMonkey, a leading online graphic design and image editing platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end custom creative shop; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images and videos for the world's media; Amper Music, an AI-driven music platform; and Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering. For more information, please visit www.shutterstock.com and follow Shutterstock on Twitter and on Facebook. About Pond5 Pond5 strives to create world-class storytellers by providing creators of all types with the content they need to tell stories, share knowledge, and inspire audiences. Driven by a commitment to its passionate and growing global community of more than 115,000 professional visual and audio artists, Pond5 provides a platform where creative work can flourish, and artists can make a sustainable living with industry-leading revenue shares. Pond5 serves the needs of creators across industries—from individual users to major corporations—with competitive pricing and an array of purchase options including a unique pay per item model. Purchases are backed by a broad and flexible license, a best price guarantee, and a dedicated team standing by to provide expert assistance. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding guidance, industry prospects, future business, future results of operations or financial condition, future dividends, our ability to consummate acquisitions and integrate the businesses we have acquired or may acquire into our existing operations, new or planned features, products or services, management strategies, our competitive position and the COVID-19 pandemic. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "will," "would," "should," "could," "expect," "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "predict," "project," "seek," "potential," "opportunities" and other similar expressions and the negatives of such expressions. However, not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, those discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in other documents that the Company may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, Shutterstock's actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of this date and Shutterstock assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.
CRUNCHYROLL ANNOUNCES THE GLOBAL THEATRICAL RELEASE FOR "DRAGON BALL SUPER: SUPER HERO" THIS WINTER
Crunchyroll's First Worldwide Release Coming to Cinemas Starting August with Global Distribution by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment MELBOURNE, Australia, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunchyroll and Toei Animation today announced it will release Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, the newest film in the worldwide anime blockbuster franchise, which will come to cinemas globally in Winter 2022. Crunchyroll and Toei Animation will release Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, the newest film in the worldwide anime blockbuster franchise, in theaters globally in Summer 2022. This is the first truly globally-distributed theatrical release for Crunchyroll and is distributed in Australia & New Zealand by Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film will be coming to cinemas across the globe in all continents, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia &New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (excluding Japan, which will debut the film June 11). The film will be released in Japanese with subtitles and dubbed. "For more than 30 years, the Dragon Ball franchise has delighted fans around the globe who have followed the world's greatest warriors who defend Earth from forces of evil," said Rahul Purini, President of Crunchyroll. "We're thrilled to partner with Toei Animation to bring fans the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super to the legion of super fans eager to continue the adventure and to grow the anime audiences who are discovering it for the first time." Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO is the second film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise. Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released in 2018 to fans around the globe. The film has grossed over $120 million at the box office globally and is the #5th highest grossing anime movie at the box office in the U.S. Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO Official Synopsis:The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its spirit, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2. These two Androids call themselves "Super Heroes". They start attacking Piccolo and Gohan… What is the New Red Ribbon Army's objective? In the face of approaching danger, it is time to awaken, Super Hero! The film, with full commitment and deep involvement from Dragon Ball's original creator Akira Toriyama, has the legendary manga creator behind the film's original story, screenplay and character design. Additionally, the film will be directed by Tetsuro Kodama and the Japanese voice actors for the film include Masako Nozawa (Gohan, Goku and Goten), Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo), Yūko Minaguchi (Pan), Ryō Horikawa (Vegeta), Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin), Aya Hisakawa (Bulma), Takeshi Kusao (Trunks), Miki Itō (Android 18), Bin Shimada (Broly), Kōichi Yamadera (Beerus), Masakazu Morita (Whis), Hiroshi Kamiya (Gamma 1), Mamoru Miyano (Gamma 2), Miyu Irino (Dr. Hedo), Volcano Ota (Magenta), and Ryota Takeuchi (Carmine). The English voice cast will be announced soon. The Dragon Ball phenomena began in 1984 when Japan's well-known manga from Akira Toriyama premiered in Shueisha's "Weekly Shonen Jump" – becoming a top ranked title throughout its 10 and a half years of publication. Since then, the manga's popularity has continued to grow with an astonishing record of 260 million copies sold worldwide and counting. And with Dragon Ball's ever-increasing popularity, it has expanded beyond manga to include TV animation, movies, games and merchandising. Now 38 years after the launch of the original manga, Dragon Ball continues to evolve and will reach new heights starting with this new large-scale movie. About Crunchyroll Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing. Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles. Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group. About Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE's Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html About Toei Animation Toei Animation Co., Ltd. ranks amongst the world's most prolific animation production studios. The company's operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing with sales offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Since its founding in 1956, Toei Animation Co., Ltd. has produced more than 13,316 episodes of TV series (more than 230 titles) and more than 258 long feature films (as of March 2022). For more information, please visit corp.toei-anim.co.jp/en. Photo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1816098/DBSSH_KV.jpg?p=medium600Photo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1816099/DBSSH_1.jpg?p=medium600Logo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1815770/Crunchyroll_Logo.jpg?p=medium600 Crunchyroll and Toei Animation will release Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO, the newest film in the worldwide anime blockbuster franchise, in theaters globally in Summer 2022.
SHUTTERSTOCK APPOINTS PAUL HENNESSY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NEW YORK, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) ("the Company"), the leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies, today announced that Paul Hennessy has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2022. Mr. Hennessy, a Company Board member since 2015, succeeds Jon Oringer, Shutterstock's founder, who is currently serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Oringer will remain as Executive Chairman of the Board. With more than 20 years of global leadership and digital marketplace experience, Mr. Hennessy will oversee a smooth transition to execute Shutterstock's strategy of building a world class platform that disrupts and transforms the creative industry. "Having worked alongside Paul as a Board member for the past seven years, I know how capable he is of leading Shutterstock into its next chapter of growth and transformation," said Jon Oringer, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board at Shutterstock. "Paul is a data-driven, growth-focused leader with a track record of success leading and scaling transformative businesses. With a focus towards disruption and innovation, Paul is highly respected inside and outside of the organization, and has demonstrated that he is a customer-centric, employee-centric leader who is committed to delivering value to both our customers and our shareholders. I am confident that this will be a seamless transition, and that as CEO Paul will harness the potential of Shutterstock's diversified offering. Speaking on behalf of the Board, we are looking forward to working closely with Paul as he leads the Company into this next phase." "For the last seven years, I have been fortunate to have a front row seat to the disruption and innovation Shutterstock has achieved – from industry-leading proprietary technology to world class workflow applications – and I'm honored to be the next Chief Executive Officer," said Mr. Hennessy. "I believe the opportunities ahead are endless, and I'm committed to our strategy of building a full-service creative platform that delivers an exceptional experience for our customers at scale. I have a profound belief in Shutterstock's people, and I look forward to setting the vision, making the appropriate investments, and creating a culture that motivates and inspires both shareholder and customer value. Together with our talented senior leadership team, Jon and our Board, I am confident we will successfully herald Shutterstock into a new era." Prior to joining Shutterstock as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hennessy, 57, served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Vroom, Inc., an online pre-owned car retailer. There, he led the Vroom Inc. IPO, strategic acquisitions, and built Vroom into a top 10 automotive retailer in the United States with over $3B in revenue in 2021. Previously, Mr. Hennessy successfully developed and led growth strategies for priceline.com, a provider of online travel and travel related reservation and search services, as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding guidance, industry prospects, future business, future results of operations or financial condition, future dividends, our ability to consummate acquisitions and integrate the businesses we have acquired or may acquire into our existing operations, new or planned features, products or services, management strategies, our competitive position and the COVID-19 pandemic. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "will," "would," "should," "could," "expect," "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "predict," "project," "seek," "potential," "opportunities" and other similar expressions and the negatives of such expressions. However, not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, those discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as in other documents that the Company may file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of such risks, uncertainties and factors, Shutterstock's actual results may differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of this date and Shutterstock assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law. About Shutterstock, Inc. Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is the leading global creative platform for transformative brands and media companies. Directly and through its group subsidiaries, Shutterstock's comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, 3D models, videos and music. Working with its growing community of over 2 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 405 million images and more than 25 million video clips available. Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The Company also owns Pond5, the world's largest video marketplace, TurboSquid, the world's largest 3D content marketplace, PicMonkey, a leading online graphic design and image editing platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end custom creative shop; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images and videos for the world's media; Amper Music, an AI-driven music platform; and Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering. For more information, please visit www.shutterstock.com and follow Shutterstock on Twitter and on Facebook.
Over 150,000 Autonomous Guided Vehicles to be Deployed in Seaports by 2027
Port automation adoption on the rise due to sustained volume surge and port congestion NEW YORK, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The maritime industry has surged its seaport automation efforts amid ongoing global port congestion issues. In addition to solutions such as gantries, automated port gates, and stacking cranes, horizontal transport solutions such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AVGs) that transport containers and loads to and from ships have been the most productivity-enhancing solution in seaports. According to ABI Research, a global technology intelligence firm, worldwide AVG deployments in seaports will have a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 26% from 2022 to 2027 and exceed 150,000 global deployments by 2027. "Automation enhances the reliability, consistency, predictability, and security of port operations. From an environmental perspective, automation can lead to lower energy consumption and a reduced carbon footprint. Automated ports are also far safer than conventional ports. The number of human-related disruptions falls as performance becomes more predictable with automation and data capture solutions," explains Adhish Luitel, Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Management and Logistics at ABI Research. In addition to AGVs in seaports, the adoption of solutions in other modalities of the global supply chain such as rail, air, and road have also seen growth. Automaton solution providers, including ThorDrive, Waygate Technologies, Loccioni, and Advanced Logistics Systems have been providing various automation solutions such as elevating transfer vehicles, ground tugs, inspection robots, and surveillance systems. Inspection robots in rail infrastructure particularly is a growing sector. Over 7,000 inspection robots were deployed in rail infrastructure globally in 2021. This number is set to grow to over 12,000 by 2027 with a CAGR of nearly 9%, falling in line with the rising rail freight volume. Around 14 billion tons were transported via rail freight and this number is set to grow to nearly 16 billion by 2027. "Automation in various modalities, despite its benefits, can also bring certain drawbacks supply chain managers might need to mitigate. Although automation can streamline workflows, they come at the cost of initial potential productivity losses that come with equipping workers with the right skillsets to operate and maintain these solutions. So, there is a change management aspect that managers and authorities need to be more mindful about," Luitel concludes. These findings are from ABI Research's Multimodal Logistics market data report. This report is part of the company's Supply Chain Management and Logistics research service, which includes research, data, and ABI Insights. Market Data spreadsheets are composed of deep data, market share analysis, and highly segmented, service-specific forecasts to provide detailed insight where opportunities lie. About ABI ResearchABI Research provides actionable research and strategic guidance to technology leaders, innovators, and decision makers around the world. Our research focuses on the transformative technologies that are dramatically reshaping industries, economies, and workforces today. ABI Research's global team of analysts publish groundbreaking studies often years ahead of other technology advisory firms, empowering our clients to stay ahead of their markets and their competitors. ABI Research提供开创性的研究和战略指导，帮助客户了解日新月异的技术。 自1990年以来，我们已与全球数百个领先的技术品牌，尖端公司，具有远见的政府机构以及创新的贸易团体建立了合作关系。 我们帮助客户创造真实的业务成果。 For more information about ABI Research's services, contact us at +1.516.624.2500 in the Americas, +44.203.326.0140 in Europe, +65.6592.0290 in Asia-Pacific or visit www.abiresearch.com. Global Deborah Petrara Tel: +1.516.624.2558 email@example.com
Marketers Differ on the Metrics That Matter for Live Events, Finds New Research from Elevate
As international pandemic-related restrictions ease and large-scale events like festivals, international football and rugby tournaments are set to take place, event marketers are eager to get restarted but they will need to justify their budgets. Global staffing partner for brand experiences Elevate commissioned a Censuswide survey of 500 brand decision-makers across the UK, USA, Austria, France and Germany, to understand the metrics that matter to marketers around event activations, and whether they currently have the same understanding of event effectiveness as other marketing activities. By encouraging event marketers to be more demanding in terms of measurable KPIs and evaluated ROI, Elevate hopes its findings will be a game-changer for reporting in the events sector. - Most valuable KPI metrics The highest interest is in Net Promoter Score (NPS), Total Purchase Value (TPV) and Visitor Satisfaction Score - data points rarely collected at events. On a country basis, NPS is most valued by the UK as a KPI (29% versus overall 25%). A third (33%) of marketers across the UK favour brand preference score (versus competition) as the most important of KPIs. This is in comparison to other key metrics such as event footfall (20%) and visitor satisfaction score (21%). For larger companies with over 5000 employees, ROI, brand recall score and total purchase value are the most important to them at 50% respectively. Digging into sector-specific trends, retail brands care most for TPV at 47.3%, suggesting that generating immediate sales and optimising the value of these transactions is what is most important to retailers. Whereas for FMCG, it’s the brand preference score that matters the most, at 47% - as most people buy from FMCG brands they prefer, or already know about, so metrics relating to retention or persuading customers to switch are all important. The value of proving face to face interaction is particularly high for Brits in the tech sector - 67% of those in tech in the UK valued this metric most highly versus 30% in tech across regions. - Important functionality choices Marketers are divided on how they want to see data. 25% of all respondents would like an easy-to-read on-screen dashboard. Another quarter would prefer benchmarking options in order to track data results against predicted values. Event marketers need to show how their activations work alongside other marketing activities, as well as the impact of the investment. All companies favoured social media monitoring post-event the least (13%). This may be due to the fact that, although post-event social media offers immense value, it only records sentiment, and this cannot be presented to a board of directors as a hard sales-related metric. Smaller companies favour UX functionalities, 75% of companies with less th52an 500 employees would like an easy-to-read on-screen dashboard, while larger companies prefer benchmarking options, pre, during and post-event data tracking abilities, the ability to produce high-quality reports for department heads, and customisation to add bespoke metrics important to the brand’s objectives (50% respectively). Ed Wood, CEO at Elevate, commented: “It’s clear that there is little industry alignment in terms of how events should and can be measured. Whilst allowing for every event working to different goals, it’s clear that there is room for greater understanding of what’s possible in event measurement across the board. “This is why it was important for us at Elevate to create Impact, a technology platform that enables events, both online and in-person, to be quantitatively measured through the power of live data, offering marketers access to new insights that are being captured for the first time. We have seen it work with clients such as the UK government, and we are now looking forward to a time where data collection at all levels of an event becomes more targeted and receives the investment and focus it merits.” - Methodology The research was conducted by Censuswide, with 500 brand decision-makers from the Alcohol, Beauty, FMCG, Retail and Technology categories in UK, USA, Austria, Germany and France. Censuswide abide by and employ members of the Market Research Society which is based on the ESOMAR principles.
Kivvit Takes Home North America’s Most Prestigious PR Awards at PRovoke SABRE 2022
Kivvit was awarded four of the most prestigious awards in North America at PRovoke’s SABRE 2022 gala last week in New York City, earning recognition from among 2,000+ entries reviewed by a jury of more than 50 industry leaders. The evening’s highest honor – Best in Show – went to Kivvit for its work on the State of New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccine education campaign. The campaign beat out four other finalists for the Platinum award. A panel of 10 client-side judges who voted for the Best in Show winner. PRovoke Founder and chair of the SABRE judges Paul Holmes described the campaign as “everything our judges are looking for in a modern 21st century public relations campaign. It was data-driven, with sharp insights and impressive creativity across multiple channels, and—most important—it resulted in real, measurable behavior change. It’s no exaggeration to say that this campaign saved lives.” Additionally, Kivvit partner Anheuser-Busch was named Company of the Year, an award recognizing an organization that has embraced public relations as a key management discipline and demonstrates that public relations has made a significant contribution over the course of the year to its overall performance. Holmes said the company’s data-driven reputation campaign showed “how much CSR and reputation management have changed because of the data and insights smart communicators can bring to the table.” Both Kivvit’s work with the New Jersey Department of Health and Anheuser-Busch also earned Diamond SABRE awards – the most elite category of recognition – for their respective achievement in research and planning as well as measurement and evaluation. The SABRE Awards attract more entries from around the world than any other PR awards program and recognize campaigns that demonstrate the highest levels of strategic planning, creativity, and business results. Kivvit is proud to be recognized in this capacity and stand alongside the best and brightest in the industry.
Xiamen launches BRICS event to further deepen economic, trade cooperation
XIAMEN, China, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A news report from China Daily: As a city that hosted the ninth BRICS summit in 2017, Xiamen in Fujian province launched a serial event on April 28, aiming to showcase the special commodities and humanities of BRCIS countries – China, Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa, as well as the huge opportunities and opening-up of the large Chinese market. The serial event is seen as an important supporting event for the BRICS China Year in the field of economy and trade, which is designated to give full play to the advantages of both online and offline platforms to boost consumption. The online platform, which relies on the online CIFIT (China International Fair for Investment and Trade), displays BRICS countries' products and latest information, and is connected to major e-commerce platforms for the sales of BRICS products. The Xiamen cross-border e-commerce industrial park created an 800-square-meter service center for products from the BRICS countries on the offline platform. Over 700 products from BRCIS countries have been collected so far by the center. In addition, by the end of May, the service center plans to host a livestreaming sales event with featured products, cultural customs, economic and trade exchanges, and product circulation with China and the other four BRICS countries. The event is also seen as a favorable opportunity for representative Xiamen enterprises to engage in import and export trade with BRICS countries. Xiamen ITG Group Corp, for example, signed a cooperation agreement with Klabin SA, a Brazilian company, at the launch ceremony. In 2021, Xiamen ITG Group Corp's import and export volume with other BRICS countries totaled $3 billion, which deepened China's cooperation with other BRICS countries in fields like commodity circulation, currency circulation and economic information circulation, as well as powered the international and domestic dual circulation. Seeing this event as a new start, Xiamen will step up efforts to deepen cooperation in economy and trade sector with BRICS countries, and improve the city's internationalization.
AFRICA'S MOST INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP 2022 LIST ANNOUNCED
Africa's most inspirational women in leadership to lead at 2022 Africa Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women on June 2. CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd (HORP) today announced its 2022 List of Africa's Most Inspirational Women in Leadership. The list included over 100 inspirational leaders and was curated by House of Rose Professional after assessing senior female executives across Africa from over 400 Companies/Organizations. Five factors were used in the final determination of Africa's Most Inspirational Women in leadership - Career achievements; scale of influence; active and visible advocacy for gender equality; active support of other women in leadership within and outside of their own organizations/ Companies; and sharing of their best practices for success across broader industry. Several of Africa's Most Inspirational Women in Leadership will be sharing their best practices for success at the upcoming 2022 Africa Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women which will be held virtually on June 2, 2022. These include: Nene Maiga, CEO Orange Botswana, Carli Jacobs, Head of life & Health Reinsurance for Southern Africa, Swiss Re; Phillipine Mtikitiki, Vice President, South Africa Franchise, The Coca-Cola Company; Paloma Lengema, Head of Marketing, BIC East Africa; Mashudu Lembede, Country Chief Executive Zambia, Bureau Veritas Group; Cynthia Griffin, Minister Counselor Commercial Affairs, Sub-Saharan Africa, US Department of Commerce and Dr Susan Mboya, Principal and International Advisor, Navigators Global LLC. Other speakers at the summit include Vukani Mngxati, Chief Executive Officer, Africa, Accenture; Alex von Behr, President vBAssociates, Senior Advisor – House of Rose Professional and former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever; Ismael Bello, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mars Wrigley; Ranu Gupta, Managing Partner, Performance Leverage; Alfred Olajide, Vice President and General Manager, Nigeria, The Coca-Cola Company; Cyprian Kabbis, District Chief Executive – Eastern Africa, Bureau Veritas Group, Brian Peters, Former Mr. Universe and Anthony A. Rose, Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional. Break the ceiling touch the sky® is the world's leading forum for women in leadership, having inspired and enabled several thousand leaders to greater success across editions in Africa, North America, Europe, Middle East, ANZ and Asia since 2015. The summit brings together leaders from the best Companies leading in the world to share best practices on leadership, diversity & inclusion, and success. The 2022 Africa Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® on June 2, 2022 will cover topics including the future of business in Africa – leadership and growth strategies; Success secrets of the most inspirational women leaders; small actions and big impact; and a special segment on wellness. The summit is a key enabler of HORP's Mission 2029 for a Better World - the 10 year initiative to shape a better world through better (gender) diversity & inclusion, leadership and business. With some of the world's fastest growing economies in Africa, the Region is expected to contribute significantly towards this Mission. Companies or individuals can view the Break the ceiling touch the sky® Africa's Most Inspirational Women in Leadership 2022 List and register for the 2022 Africa Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky®, June 2 at www.houseofroseprofessional.com The 2022 Africa Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Bureau Veritas and Accenture. House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd® is a global leader in the Talent, Training and Transformation areas of business. Inquiries contact: Anthony A. RoseHouse of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.houseofroseprofessional.com
Launching Soon: TECNO'S POVA 3 Advances Mobile Gamers to New Levels with Tactile Advantage
MANILA, Philippines, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TECNO's POVA 3 is set to deliver an unprecedented tactile mobile gaming experience, offering gamers a respite from the monotony and stress of life anytime, anywhere. As a global premium smartphone industry leader, POVA 3 reiterates TECNO's commitment to elevating a seamless smartphone experience for its users. The upcoming release follows the success of TECNO's performance-oriented POVA series, which led the brand to achieve greater technological and innovative breakthroughs. Fully Immerse in Gaming Worlds with New 4D Vibration, High-Performing Processor and Display POVA 3's 4D vibration, supercharged by its z-axis linear motor, is the power punch of kinetic energy that gamers crave to immerse themselves in their gaming worlds fully. The smartphone's stereo-sound dual speakers and improved Panther Game Engine 2.0 aim to help gamers complete their missions with greater ease by sharpening their awareness within in-game environment and improving reaction time. With POVA 3's powerful processor and high-refresh-rate vast display, gamers can make the best split-second decisions and relish in a lag-free, top-tier graphics gaming experience. Break Records with POVA 3's Powerhouse Battery and Fast Charge Gamers can also enjoy longer, uninterrupted gaming sessions powered by POVA 3's ultra-strong battery without worrying about overheating their devices. Its upgraded cooling features are divulged to increase heat dissipation, keeping gamers stable even during the most feverish gaming experiences. POVA 3's long-lasting battery life and superior fast charge prepare gamers to break new gaming records at all times. Achieve Gamer's High with POVA 3's Avant-Garde Visuals Anytime, Anywhere The first look of TECNO's POVA 3 exudes enigma, making it a worthy contender as the next stylish accessory of innovators in the technological and fashion spheres. What truly sets its design apart is its eye-catching LED vertical bar. It hopes to replicate the same adrenaline rush gamers get from their LED-powered PC set-ups, extending the thrilling sensation from their homes to wherever they are. Once again, TECNO's POVA 3 will set another significant milestone by merging the functionalities of a top-notch game console and smartphone into a single device. Gamers now can await more exciting details about soon-launching POVA 3's performance-laden inner capabilities in hopes of adding the full-featured smartphone to their gaming repertoire. About TECNO TECNO is a premium smartphone and AIoT devices brand from TRANSSION Holdings. With "Stop At Nothing" as its brand essence, TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for progressive individuals across global emerging markets, giving them elegantly designed intelligent products that inspires consumers to uncover a world of possibilities. TECNO understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localized innovations and design breakthroughs demonstrated through their mastery of serving consumers who are "young at heart" and never stops pursuing excellence. TECNO's portfolio spans across smartphones, tablets, smart wearables and AIoT devices made for consumers in over 70 emerging markets world-wide. TECNO is also the Official Partner of Manchester City, Premier League Champions 2020-21. For more information, please visit: www.tecno-mobile.com.
Launching Soon: TECNO'S POVA 3 Advances Mobile Gamers to New Levels with Tactile Advantage
NEW YORK, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TECNO's POVA 3 is set to deliver an unprecedented tactile mobile gaming experience, offering gamers a respite from the monotony and stress of life anytime, anywhere. As a global premium smartphone industry leader, POVA 3 reiterates TECNO's commitment to elevating a seamless smartphone experience for its users. The upcoming release follows the success of TECNO's performance-oriented POVA series, which led the brand to achieve greater technological and innovative breakthroughs. Fully Immerse in Gaming Worlds with New 4D Vibration, High-Performing Processor and Display POVA 3's 4D vibration, supercharged by its z-axis linear motor, is the power punch of kinetic energy that gamers crave to immerse themselves in their gaming worlds fully. The smartphone's stereo-sound dual speakers and improved Panther Game Engine 2.0 aim to help gamers complete their missions with greater ease by sharpening their awareness within in-game environment and improving reaction time. With POVA 3's powerful processor and high-refresh-rate vast display, gamers can make the best split-second decisions and relish in a lag-free, top-tier graphics gaming experience. Break Records with POVA 3's Powerhouse Battery and Fast Charge Gamers can also enjoy longer, uninterrupted gaming sessions powered by POVA 3's ultra-strong battery without worrying about overheating their devices. Its upgraded cooling features are divulged to increase heat dissipation, keeping gamers stable even during the most feverish gaming experiences. POVA 3's long-lasting battery life and superior fast charge prepare gamers to break new gaming records at all times. Achieve Gamer's High with POVA 3's Avant-Garde Visuals Anytime, Anywhere The first look of TECNO's POVA 3 exudes enigma, making it a worthy contender as the next stylish accessory of innovators in the technological and fashion spheres. What truly sets its design apart is its eye-catching LED vertical bar. It hopes to replicate the same adrenaline rush gamers get from their LED-powered PC set-ups, extending the thrilling sensation from their homes to wherever they are. Once again, TECNO's POVA 3 will set another significant milestone by merging the functionalities of a top-notch game console and smartphone into a single device. Gamers now can await more exciting details about soon-launching POVA 3's performance-laden inner capabilities in hopes of adding the full-featured smartphone to their gaming repertoire. About TECNO TECNO is a premium smartphone and AIoT devices brand from TRANSSION Holdings. With "Stop At Nothing" as its brand essence, TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for progressive individuals across global emerging markets, giving them elegantly designed intelligent products that inspires consumers to uncover a world of possibilities. TECNO understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localized innovations and design breakthroughs demonstrated through their mastery of serving consumers who are "young at heart" and never stops pursuing excellence. TECNO's portfolio spans across smartphones, tablets, smart wearables and AIoT devices made for consumers in over 70 emerging markets world-wide. TECNO is also the Official Partner of Manchester City, Premier League Champions 2020-21. For more information, please visit: www.tecno-mobile.com.