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Twenty brand speakers and mobile app experts, from Accenture to Zillow, will discuss their strategies and operational practices for the long game of mastering mobile app experiences
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AppGap--Mobile app experience company Airship today announced speakers for Elevate22: Mastering MAX, an annual global forum for business leaders striving to create exponential value for both customers and brands through mobile apps. After two years of virtual gatherings, Elevate22 will take place on September 28 in New York City at Glasshouse Chelsea and in London on October 13 at Shoreditch Studios. Brand speakers include executives from Accenture, Bauer Media Group, BBC, Chipper Cash, CNET, DAZN, Disneyland Paris, Forrester Research, Inc., France TV, KeyBank, Kindred Group, Kingfisher plc, NBC Sports, OLIO, PayByPhone, SiriusXM, Southwest Airlines, Studio, YES Network and Zillow Group.
Elevate22 programming is designed to both inspire and share proven strategies across the entire mobile app customer lifecycle, from acquiring customers and rethinking how to optimize life after download™, to optimizing the long game and navigating the changing data environment. The event is curated for executives and their teams responsible for growing mobile app customers, driving app revenue and mitigating risk.
Registration for Elevate22 is free and hosted in partnership with Branch, Infillion, mParticle, Purchasely and Radar. Ahead of Elevate22 kicking off at 1 p.m. (registration opens at Noon), Airship is hosting a LevelUp workshop, designed exclusively for existing customers and invited guests to get more value from Airship products and solutions. Functional roles that will gain the most value from LevelUp include digital/mobile product managers, digital/mobile marketing managers, and lifecycle or loyalty managers. LevelUp starts at 9 a.m. (registration opens at 8:30 a.m.) and concludes with lunch, while Elevate22 will be followed by networking and drinks.
“It’s incredibly gratifying to be able to meet with customers and business leaders face-to-face after two years of virtual events, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Many brands are driving strong growth and profits with app-centric experiences, but others have barely started,” said Brett Caine, CEO and president, Airship. “Mobile app experience (MAX) – as a concept and as a set of best practices – requires a new way of thinking and operating across the entire mobile app lifecycle. The great news is that it has never been easier for app teams to shed long held dependencies on scarce development resources and unlock greater agility to rise to the new customer experience expectation.”
No one knows more, does more, or cares more than Airship when it comes to helping brands master mobile app experience (MAX).
From the beginning of apps, Airship powered the first commercial messages and then expanded its data-led approach to all re-engagement channels (mobile wallet, SMS, email), app UX experimentation, no-code native app experience creation and App Store Optimization (ASO).
Having powered trillions of mobile app interactions for thousands of global brands, Airship’s technology and deep industry expertise have enabled apps to become the digital center of customer experience, brand loyalty and monetization.
With the Airship App Experience Platform and Gummicube’s ASO technology and expertise, brands now have a complete set of solutions to optimize the entire mobile app customer journey – from the point of discovery to loyalty – driving greater value for everyone involved.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Legible Inc. (CSE: READ) (FSE: D0T) ("Legible” or the “Company”) announces that, further to its June 8, 2022 press release, it has increased the size of its private placement of debenture units (“Debenture Units”) to accommodate closing a total of $2,225,565, up from the original contemplated amount of $1,000,000 (the “Private Placement”).
Further to its press release dated August 29, 2022, Legible participated as Media Sponsor for the annual global World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) conference in Vancouver from September 12-16. At the conference, Legible’s executive team deepened its relationships with publishers and technology partners that will promote its focus on accessibility and contribute to advancement of Legible’s future as the first globally accessible, browser-based book entertainment platform.
Legible has now completed the closing of the second and final tranche of the Private Placement. Legible issued 121.9265 Debenture Units at a price of $10,000 per Debenture Unit for gross proceeds of $1,219,265 (less finders’ fees of $5,600 for net proceeds of $1,213,665; of which $186,265 was the settlement of outstanding indebtedness; $100,000 was applied against an outstanding loan, and $270,000 was applied against amounts owing to Hybrid Financial Ltd., as per the engagement announced on April 11, 2022). For both tranches, Legible issued an aggregate of 222.5565 Debenture Units for gross proceeds of $2,225,565. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement to further develop its proprietary, transformational eReading/entertainment platform and for general working capital purposes. All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement are subject to a hold period that expires on January 21, 2023.
Mr. David Van Seters, a director of Legible, subscribed for two (2) Debenture Units under the Private Placement by settling an outstanding loan. Legible has determined that exemptions from the various requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 are available for the issuance of the Debenture Units (Formal Valuation - Issuer Not Listed on Specified Markets; Minority Approval - Fair Market Value Not More Than $2,500,000).
Each Debenture Unit consists of: (i) a 15% unsecured convertible debenture of the Company (“Debenture”) in the principal amount of $10,000; and (b) 50,000 common share purchase warrants (“Warrant”). The Debentures mature on the date that is three (3) years following the closing (the “Maturity Date”) and are convertible at the holder’s option, at any time, after the date that is four months and one day from the closing, into common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) at a conversion price of $0.10 per share. The Debentures bear interest at a rate of fifteen percent (15%) per annum calculated annually. The full amount of the interest owing until the date that is two (2) years following the closing shall be pre-paid at closing by the issuance of 20,000 Common Shares (at a deemed price of $0.15 per share) per Debenture Unit, and thereafter interest shall be due and payable in cash on the earlier of: (i) the Maturity Date; and (ii) in the event of conversion of the Debentures prior to the Maturity Date of the entire principal amount, 30 days following the conversion date. Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.15 for a period of two (2) years from closing, provided that if, at any time, after the date that is four months and one day following the closing, the volume weighted average trading price of the common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) is at least $0.40 per share for a period of 5 consecutive trading days. The expiry date of the Warrants may be accelerated by the Company to a date that is not less than 21 days after the date that notice of such acceleration is provided to the Warrant holders, which notice may be by way of general press release.
As mentioned above, finders acting in connection with this final tranche of the Private Placement received fees in the aggregate amount of $5,600 and 56,000 finder’s warrants. Each finder’s warrant may be exercised to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.10 per share for a period of two (2) years from the closing, provided that if, at any time, after the date that is four months and one day following the closing, the volume weighted average trading price of the Common Shares on the CSE is at least $0.40 per share for a period of 5 consecutive trading days. The expiry date of the finder’s warrants may be accelerated by the Company to a date that is not less than 21 days after the date that notice of such acceleration is provided to the finder’s warrant holders, which notice may be by way of general press release.
“We are delighted that we have now completed this transaction in a difficult market and would like to thank all those who participated for demonstrating their confidence in Legible’s future,” Kaleeg Hainsworth, Legible’s CEO, stated. “Our recent partnership with W3C at its annual global conference further confirms Legible’s leadership role in the evolution of digital publishing.”
About Legible Inc.
Legible Inc. is a book entertainment and media company with a mission: millions of books for billions of readers, globally. Legible has developed two high-value verticals: a browser-based accessible B2C ebook entertainment platform for the emerging web with high-growth potential called legible.com - a global ebook entertainment platform delivering beautiful, accessible & immersive reading for next-generation readers; and second, a global B2B ebook conversion and production service with high-revenue potential called Legible Publishing — a world-class high-volume digital conversion service for publishers and organizations and a remediation service of ebook content for the accessibility community. Legible Publishing creates multimedia ebooks, branded as Living Books, that empower authors and publishers to deliver dynamic and unique content.
Founded and led by a team of technologists, authors, ebook publishers, designers, and publishing industry insiders, Legible is transforming the digital publishing industry and gaining market share through innovative, 21st century publishing and global reading experiences. Legible provides innovative e-reading experiences to the masses through any browser-enabled device. Legible is committed to providing access to readers that value immersive entertainment experiences through well-constructed and dynamic books. Legible embraces sustainability, accessibility, and global literacy.
Please visit Legible.com and discover the place where ebooks come to life.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain statements which constitute forward-looking statements or information (“forward-looking statements”), including statements regarding Legible’s business and the Private Placement. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Legible's control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, currency fluctuations, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility and the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Although Legible believes that the expectations in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are based on factors and assumptions concerning future events which may prove to be inaccurate. Those factors and assumptions are based upon currently available information. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results or events and cause actual results or events to differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking information, as no assurance can be provided as to future results, levels of activity or achievements. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date of this document and, except as required by applicable law, Legible does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
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International community prepares for the ninth annual Global Ethics Day on October 19
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#EthicsEmpowered--Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs today released its programming lineup for the ninth annual Global Ethics Day on October 19, as well as a new video with more information about the international day of ethical action.
On Global Ethics Day, Carnegie Council calls upon citizens, businesses, professional organizations, schools, governments, and nonprofits from across the world to demonstrate their commitment to #EmpowerEthics as a force for good. Activities may include debates, panels, #GlobalEthicsDay social media campaigns, exhibits, videos, pop-up events, and so much more.
As individuals and organizations around the globe plan their own activities, Carnegie Council announced its marquee events taking place prior to and on Global Ethics Day.
How to Be an Ethical Individual in an Interconnected World (October 19, 11am ET)
Michael Schur, the author of How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question and writer and producer known for acclaimed shows including The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place, joins Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal for “How to Be an Ethical Individual in an Interconnected World,” a conversation on how ethics can help us navigate both our daily lives and the global challenges we face. This hybrid event will take place in New York City with an accompanying livestream. Each livestream registrant will have the opportunity to win a signed copy of Michael Schur's book by submitting a question for Joel or Michael in the chat during the event. Register for the virtual event here: https://info.carnegiecouncil.org/ged-2022
Ethics in the Classroom: Empowering the Next Generation (October 4, 11am ET)
Carnegie Council’s journal Ethics & International Affairs will host a livestreamed panel of university professors discussing what it’s like to teach ethics to today’s college students and how to demonstrate that ethics is not just an abstract concept but a practical tool that can improve daily lives. Brent J. Steele, the chair of University of Utah’s Political Science Department, will host the panel, and participants will include Michael Blake, professor of philosophy, public policy, and governance, University of Washington; Yuna Han, departmental lecturer in international relations, University of Oxford; and Ş. İlgü Özler, founder and director, SUNY Global Engagement Program and associate professor of political science and international relations, SUNY New Paltz. Register for the virtual event here: https://info.carnegiecouncil.org/eia-global-ethics-day
Those interested in participating in Global Ethics Day 2022 should visit Carnegie Council’s website to access resources such as key messages, a social media toolkit, resources on ethics, and suggestions for ways to participate in this year’s event. Organizations are encouraged to share Global Ethics Day plans with Carnegie Council for amplification on social media and in Global Ethics Day events and materials.
For the latest on all things Global Ethics Day, follow Carnegie Council on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook and subscribe to the Carnegie Ethics Newsletter, which will feature additional announcements on special programming and activations from Carnegie Council ahead of October 19.
About Carnegie Council
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an independent, research-driven nonprofit that works to empower ethics by identifying and addressing the most critical ethical issues of today and tomorrow. Founded by Andrew Carnegie over a century ago, we set the global ethical agenda and work for an ethical future by convening conversations, producing materials in a range of media, and sharing resources for education, impact, and awareness. We are the world’s catalyst for ethical action. For more information, please visit carnegiecouncil.org and engage with us on YouTube, Twitter (@CarnegieCouncil), LinkedIn, Instagram (@Carnegie_Council), and Facebook.
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Step-by-step guide gives leaders the tools they need to update the stories they tell themselves, so they can once again be the hero in their own narrative
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verity International, in partnership with Page Two Books, is pleased to announce the launch of Once Upon a Leader: Finding the Story at the Heart of Your Leadership. In this transformative guide to leadership development, executive coaches and leadership experts Rick Lash, PhD Psychology, Senior Associate and Christine Miners, Managing Director, Talent Management at Verity International, illuminate how your internal narrator acts as the operating system of your mind—and how, like any OS, it can become outdated and overstretched.
Early reviews have garnered praise from some of the industry’s most influential thinkers in professional development:
- Daniel Goleman, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence says: “The stories we tell ourselves about our self have power. In Once Upon a Leader, Rick Lash and Christine Miners detail how a leader can transform that inner narrative into a winning tale.”
- Richard Boyatzis PhD, co-author of the international best seller, Primal Leadership and Helping People Change says: "As the authors brilliantly explain and then guide, your narrative should be authentic, deep, and updated as you grow and change. This is one of the best books about finding personal meaning and our sense of purpose that is available. Read it. Use it. And find purpose and happiness!"
Once Upon a Leader explores how what often holds someone back is not a lack of skills or knowledge, but a fragmented and patchy leadership narrative that is lost or frozen in time. Through engaging stories, research-backed insights, and practical, proven step-by-step techniques, readers will be able to regain control and refine their narrative in their own way and on their own time. By transforming their narrator to become a more mature version of itself, they can operate at a higher, more effective level.
“Our research, both academic and based on our own experiences working directly with Fortune 500 executives across all levels and industries, found that a personal story that is more grounded and anchored in your true self will better enable you to adapt and withstand the relentless pressures of leadership and your life,” said Rick Lash, co-author. “The goal of Once Upon a Leader is to give readers the practical tools they need to make their internal narrator less fragile and more resilient, and ultimately earn the right to be their author.”
“Leaders once had a narrative that helped them achieve their current professional trajectories, but over time that narrative has been severely tested, eventually becoming weaker or even co-opted by the people and organizations they work with - they are no longer the hero in their own story,” said Christine Miners, co-author. “We believe that a strong internal narrative is much like a muscle - it needs to be developed and then maintained on a consistent basis throughout the course of your life. We wrote Once Upon a Leader to help today’s professionals do just that.”
Once Upon a Leader: Finding the Story at the Heart of Your Leadership is now available from retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indigo.
For more information visit OnceUponALeader.com
About the authors:
Rick Lash, PhD Psychology
Rick is a psychologist and management consultant, working for over three decades as a trusted advisor and executive coach to Fortune 500 executives and their teams. Valued for his deep expertise and thoughtful, creative approach, he has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, the Ivey Business Journal, Chief Executive magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Globe and Mail‘s Leadership Lab series. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Toronto. He lives in Toronto.
Christine has over two decades of experience, holding senior leadership roles across multiple industries including technology, health care, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications, and professional services. Valued for her depth of expertise, practical approach, and authentic style, Christine is a sought-after advisor, facilitator, and speaker. She has delivered leadership programs in Canada, the US, and Latin America, and is a Niagara Institute faculty member. She lives in Toronto.
About Verity International
Verity is a Canadian HR consulting firm focused on Leadership Development and Coaching, Career Transition, and Organizational Development. For over 35 years, we have provided caring, impactful and practical support to individuals and organizations across all industries and sectors. Through longstanding national and global partnerships, we serve customers across Canada and in 30 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit: https://www.verityintl.com/
4imprint® one by one® program assists nonprofits
OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#4imprint--More than 600 organizations in the United States and Canada received 4imprint one by one® grants during the second quarter of 2022. From showing volunteers appreciation to serving the public, the $500 in-kind 4imprint grants of nonprofit promotional items are helping these organizations live out their missions and achieve their goals.
The one by one® program provides an average of five grants every business day to various religious organizations, schools, 501(c)(3) organizations and registered Canadian nonprofits.
Ways the 4imprint promotional product grants are being used include:
- Hospice of Lake Cumberland provides comfort and respect to the patients they serve while treating their staff as family. Ringspun Cotton Pique Polo Shirts are used as a thank-you gift to volunteers. An additional benefit: The branded apparel helps volunteers stand out at events.
- Brother Wolf Animal Rescue helps pet owners thrive and sponsors many foster homes. They plan to use the Fun Tote to hand foster pet parents the supplies their foster pet needs.
- Sea Scout Ship 5 teaches youth to make the world a better place, which includes reducing plastic in oceans. With a free refillable water station and Trokia Stainless Steel Sport Bottle, they hope to inspire community members to trade disposable water bottles for a more sustainable option.
“We see compassion and creativity in the way these organizations serve their communities,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO, 4imprint. “It’s inspiring to see organizations continually find new ways to improve lives and communities.”
In addition to the nonprofit grants awarded this quarter, 4imprint provided inventory donations to businesses, associates, troops and customers in the United States, Canada and other countries. A complete list of grants can be seen at https://onebyone.4imprint.com/recipients/2022.
About 4imprint’s one by one program
one by one is the charitable giving program of 4imprint. Since 2006, 4imprint’s one by one program has supported nonprofits with IRS-approved 501(c)(3) status or Canadian-registered charities, religious organizations and accredited schools. Over the program’s history, the promotional products retailer has awarded promotional products grants to more than 10,500 nonprofit organizations to help advance their missions. To apply, submit an application at least two months in advance at https://onebyone.4imprint.com/application.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group plc, which is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Group provides promotional products to millions of customers throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. 4imprint offers corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom T-shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags, water bottles, Post-it® Notes, custom calendars, custom shirts and much more. For additional information, visit http://www.4imprint.com/.
Becky Dillenberg, 4imprint
920-236-7272, ext. 8546
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced that BWZ’s publication The Digital Project Manager won the 2022 Content Marketing Award for “Best Digital Publication”. The Content Marketing Awards, owned and presented by CMI, is the largest and longest-running international content marketing awards program in the world for content creation, distribution, and innovation.
The Content Marketing Awards recognize the best content marketing projects, agencies, and marketers in the industry each year. This year’s panel of all-star judges reviewed nearly 1000 entries to determine the best of the best in content marketing excellence.
The 80 categories recognize all aspects of content marketing, including the best in strategy, automation, research, social media, video, editorial, illustration, design and much more, across many different industries from healthcare to manufacturing, from B2B to B2C.
“It’s been a remarkable year for the content marketing industry,” says Stephanie Stahl, general manager, Content Marketing Institute. “Content marketing is more powerful than ever. We’ve seen brands and content marketers embrace the challenges of the last two years and deliver some truly inspirational, audience-first storytelling that’s driving great business success and brand awareness like never before.”
The award marks a significant achievement for the publication, which grew from a blog in 2011 into one of the influential publications for the digital project industry in 2021, receiving 1M+ website visitors per year.
“We’re really proud to receive this award,” says Ben Aston, CEO and Founder of BWZ, “not only because it recognizes the publication’s overall quality, but also because it reaffirms that we’re building something worthwhile, something that impacts millions of people and helps them be more successful in their careers. We’re incredibly grateful to the hundreds of thought leaders who’ve contributed their insight through articles, podcasts, videos, and events over the years.”
As a winner of “Best Digital Publication”, BWZ now has the chance of being nominated for one of the top seven Content Marketing Award prizes including Project of the Year, Agencies of the Year, Content Marketers of the Year, and Branded Content Campaigns of the Year. The finalists for those awards will be revealed on August 10, 2022.
The winners of those top seven awards will be revealed live during a special ceremony on Wednesday, September 14 at Content Marketing World 2022. Content Marketing World 2022 is September 13-16 in Cleveland, Ohio and September 21-22 online.
Ben Aston, email@example.com, 778-776-1982
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Messagepoint announced today it has been named a Leader in the 2022 Aspire Leaderboard™ for customer communications management (CCM) and customer experience management (CXM) for the fifth consecutive year. Specifically, Messagepoint has been recognized as a leading provider in both the Vendor Hosted SaaS CCM grid, as well as the AnyPrem CCM Software grid due to its flexibility in offering both cloud-based and hybrid-cloud deployment options. Additionally, Messagepoint was named a leader in the Enterprise Communications Processing (ECP) grid, reflecting expertise in enabling and tracking fundamental operational aspects. Revamped this year, the Aspire Leaderboard now ranks CCM-CXM software, services and solution providers into dynamic vendor grids, enabling users to further evaluate providers based on their individual requirements. Aspire’s AnyPrem CCM Software grid reviews vendors that give customers a range of options to deploy the solution on-premise or in a hosted, public, virtual private or hybrid cloud configuration. The Vendor Hosted SaaS CCM grid reviews vendors that leverage open APIs and/or headless architecture with an emphasis on making data security, regulatory compliance and privacy by design essential. The Enterprise Communications Processing grid reviews vendors that provide sophisticated production, output management, distribution, process and response automation capabilities.
Messagepoint’s cloud-hosted content hub has achieved its leadership position in the market by providing innovative capabilities that enable customers to more intelligently create, manage and optimize content and communications across all channels. The solution empowers business users with a no-code approach to managing content, targeting rules, workflow and communications. Its unique modular approach to content management enables advanced content sharing capabilities across channels and supports content delivery via both composed communications and headless APIs. The ability to centrally control and reuse common content components increases the efficiency, speed and accuracy of authoring and change management cycles while ensuring consistency of a brand’s customer experiences across channels. Messagepoint recently introduced headless CCM capabilities to enable developers to access the regulated, data-driven content managed in Messagepoint via APIs for use by next generation digital endpoints such as mobile apps, personalized video and chatbots. By providing headless access to the content managed in its hub, Messagepoint gives customers the ability to centrally manage and control highly personalized content delivered via both fully composed customer communications and responsive digital experiences.
“Many enterprises today want to distribute communications and personalized content to mobile applications, personalized video and other digital endpoints, but face the same kinds of content assembly and approval issues as they do when dealing with print or document-based processes. Messagepoint offers a powerful solution for controlling complex content while also streamlining authoring, personalization and approval workflows,” said Kaspar Roos, CEO and founder of Aspire. “We were impressed that Messagepoint is evolving deeper into the CX space by adding headless content management and orchestration capabilities that dynamically deliver personalized content in response to calls via APIs.”
“We are honored to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year as Leaders by the Aspire Leaderboard team,” said Steve Biancaniello, CEO of Messagepoint. “Being cited as a Leader in these three important categories for Messagepoint underscores the work we have done to keep pace with a changing marketplace that is quickly redefining the approach to CCM. As enterprises work to shape their requirements around achieving the larger goal of customer experience management, I am excited that Messagepoint continues to provide solutions that tackle the challenges of content migration, optimization, delivery, orchestration and interoperability—all integral to delivering the best possible CX.”
Messagepoint is a leading provider of customer communications management software. Only Messagepoint harnesses AI-powered Content Intelligence to automate and simplify the process of migrating, optimizing, authoring and managing complex customer communications for non-technical (business) users. Customers rely on its award-winning platform to consistently deliver exceptional, highly personalized customer communications across all platforms and channels. For more information, visit www.messagepoint.com.
The Aspire Leaderboard™ is copyrighted by Aspire Customer Communications Services Ltd. and is based on the findings and opinions of Aspire’s consultancy organization. Aspire does not endorse any vendor, product or service included in the Aspire Leaderboard.
Aspire Customer Communications Services is a boutique consulting firm specializing in the Customer Communications Management (CCM), Customer Experience Management (CXM), and Customer Journey Management (CJM) industries. Through deep market expertise and global insights, Aspire works with Software, Services and Solution providers, and Business Advisories and Private Equity Firms to help them achieve their CCM goals. Find more information about how Aspire is helping organizations navigate the complexities of the customer communications world at http://www.aspireccs.com.
PHOENIX, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ” or the “Company”) (TSX:VQS and NASDAQ:VQS), a global provider of secure, AI-driven, digital voice and video capture technology and transcription services, will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, after market close on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. VIQ management will host a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, August 11 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.
Investors may access a live webcast of the call on the Company’s website at www.viqsolutions.com/investors or by dialing 1-888-440-4052 (North America toll-free) or +1-646-960-0827 (international) to be connected to the call by an operator using conference ID number 4983233. Participants should dial in at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.
A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company’s website through the same link approximately one hour after the conference call concludes.
For more information about VIQ, please visit viqsolutions.com.
About VIQ Solutions Inc.
VIQ Solutions is a global provider of secure, AI-driven, digital voice and video capture technology and transcription services. VIQ offers a seamless, comprehensive solution suite that delivers intelligent automation, enhanced with human review, to drive transformation in the way content is captured, secured, and repurposed into actionable information. The cyber-secure, AI technology and services platform are implemented in the most rigid security environments including criminal justice, legal, insurance, government, corporate finance, media, and transcription service provider markets, enabling them to improve the quality and accessibility of evidence, to easily identify predictive insights and to achieve digital transformation faster and at a lower cost.
Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: (800) 263-9947
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Chair Paul Godfrey to Step Down at End of Term
Jamie Irving to be Appointed Executive Chair
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (“Postmedia” or the “Company”) today announced that Paul Godfrey will step down from his role as Chair of Postmedia’s board of directors (“Board”) at the end of his existing contract, on December 31, 2022. Following the end of his term as Chair, Mr. Godfrey will serve as a special advisor to the Board and CEO.
“I have always believed in the critical importance of a robust news media industry for our country,” said Paul Godfrey, Chair, Postmedia. “It has been my sincere honour and privilege as Postmedia’s founder to champion our company and our people through tremendous transformation. I will continue to serve as a proud member of the team as special adviser to our exceptional board and management team, at the completion of my term as Board Chair.”
“On behalf of our Board, management and everyone across Postmedia we thank Paul for his unwavering support of our company and our industry,” said Andrew MacLeod, President and CEO, Postmedia. “Paul was our founding CEO and most recently, our Board Chair. Without his leadership and vision, Postmedia would not exist. Paul has had great success in politics, media and sports and his advice has always proven to be invaluable. I owe Paul a great debt of gratitude, for his guidance and appreciate his continued support as special advisor.”
Jamie Irving, currently a director of Postmedia’s Board, will become Executive Chair effective January 1, 2023, having joined Postmedia’s Board in April, 2022. Mr. Irving’s responsibilities will include overseeing board matters and supporting the President and CEO and senior management in respect of key areas of the business.
“I’m grateful for the support and confidence of the Board and look forward to stepping into the role of Chair at an exciting time as Postmedia builds on its national scale and breadth and accelerates its digital transformation,” said Jamie Irving.
“Jamie Irving has been a great addition to Postmedia bringing extensive knowledge of this industry from his transformative work at Brunswick News Inc. over the last twenty years and recent leadership of the industry as Chair of News Media Canada. He believes deeply in the importance of journalism and has been a great advocate for our industry. We look forward to his ongoing leadership as Executive Chair next year,” said Mr. MacLeod.
About Postmedia Network Canada Corp.
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B) is the holding company that owns Postmedia Network Inc., a Canadian newsmedia company representing more than 130 brands across multiple print, online, and mobile platforms. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams bring engaging content to millions of people every week whenever and wherever they want it. This exceptional content, reach and scope offers advertisers and marketers compelling solutions to effectively reach target audiences. For more information, visit www.postmedia.com.
Vice President, Communications
Mary Anne Lavallee
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer
Capital Markets Specialist brings value to innovative digital reading platform
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#books--Legible Inc. (CSE: READ) (FSE: D0T) "Legible” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Marshall to Legible’s Advisory Board. Ms. Marshall has over a decade of experience in capital markets and investment banking, with expertise in debt reduction, capital raising, and market acceleration. Having worked in both the U.S. and Canada, Ms. Marshall most recently worked as a Vice President in Equity Capital Markets at J.P. Morgan in New York City. While at J.P. Morgan, Robyn provided strategic advisement and execution on over one hundred public and private equity raises for various issuers raising over US$100Bn in proceeds. Previously, Robyn worked in the Global Investment Banking division at RBC Capital Markets in Calgary, Alberta. Ms. Marshall holds a BBA in Finance and Marketing from St. Francis Xavier University.
Kaleeg Hainsworth, CEO, and President of Legible commented, “Robyn brings tremendous insights garnered from her diversified experience in the field of capital markets and investment banking. We are looking forward to working with Robyn as we grow Legible across all its revenue verticals.” Mark Holden, Chairperson of the Advisory Committee and a Co-Founder of Legible, further commented “Ms. Marshall brings not only her perspectives on how to navigate the further funding of Legible but also a fresh perspective as to what the next generation of readers are looking for with respect to reading online.”
Robyn Marshall stated, “As a voracious reader, I was excited to discover Legible, a platform I believe will change and enhance the future of reading online. Legible’s management team and I are of the same mindset that when the marketing and functionality features that are being advanced are implemented, Legible has the potential to transform the current ebook marketplace. I can clearly see a pathway to Legible becoming a global household brand where millions of people are concurrently engaged and entertained. The platform’s focus on accessibility, sustainability, and inclusiveness is much needed in the current marketplace.
In June, Legible released the first ever media-rich “Living Book” edition of an Indigenous authored work, Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way in collaboration with the Sinixt Nation and Maa Press, and has contracted most recently with #1 New York Times-bestselling author and global business influencer T. Harv Eker to produce and feature his first ebook based on his popular web training series, thus differentiating itself from competing ebook platforms.
Ms. Marshall added, “Knowing Legible’s Living Books will be globally accessible and have embedded multi-media features, including animation, video, and sound was instrumental in my decision to join Legible’s Advisory Board. I am excited to work with the Legible team to build the Go-To-Place for internet users to read and listen to books.”
About Legible Inc.
Legible Inc. is a book entertainment and media company with a mission: Millions of books for billions of readers, globally. Legible has developed two high-value verticals; firstly, a browser-first, global, accessible B2C eBook entertainment platform for the emerging web with high-growth potential called legible.com, delivering beautiful, accessible & immersive reading for next-generation readers; and secondly, a global, world-class B2B eBook conversion and production service with high revenue potential called Legible Publishing for publishers and organizations as well as remediation of eBook content for improved accessibility. Legible Publishing creates original multimedia eBooks, branded as Living Books, that empower authors and publishers to deliver dynamic and unique content.
Founded and led by a team of technologists, authors, eBook publishers, designers, and publishing industry insiders, Legible is transforming the digital publishing industry and gaining market share through innovative, 21st-century publishing and global reading experiences. Legible provides innovative eBook reading experiences to anyone, anywhere through any browser-enabled device. Legible is committed to providing access to readers that value immersive entertainment experiences through well-constructed and content-dynamic books. Legible embraces sustainability, accessibility, and global literacy as core values.
Please visit Legible.com and discover the place where eBooks come to life. Readers are invited to visit Legible’s continually evolving curated Staff-Picks Bookshelf: https://legible.com/ca/list/staff-picks
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MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#BrandReputation--H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global alternative investment firm with $50 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Watchfire Signs, LLC (“Watchfire” or the “Company”).
Headquartered in Danville, IL, Watchfire is a leading manufacturer of premium digital signage with best-in-class lead times, product quality, customer service and support. The Company serves a highly diverse base of local sign dealers, independent billboard operators and large national accounts.
H.I.G. is partnering with the current management team to provide capital and resources to support the Company’s growing position across multiple segments of the digital display industry, including indoor & outdoor LED signage, digital billboards, and video scoreboards. Watchfire’s strong brand reputation and expansive customer network have allowed the Company to establish an installed base of over 65,000 LED displays, highlighting its position as a leader in the large and growing digital display market.
Steve Harriott, CEO of Watchfire said, “I am happy to be partnering with H.I.G. Capital to continue to drive growth, both organically and through aggressively pursuing add-on acquisition opportunities. We are excited to leverage H.I.G.’s considerable experience investing in outdoor advertising companies to accelerate our own growth initiatives.”
“We believe Watchfire represents an ideal opportunity to invest in a premier provider of digital signage at a time when market tailwinds such as digital transformation and the replacement of aging signage will continue to drive growth,” said Ryan Kaplan, Managing Director at H.I.G., adding “We look forward to supporting Steve and the rest of his executive team as they continue to lead the Company through its next exciting phase of expansion.”
Watchfire designs and engineers the best looking, most durable outdoor LED signs, indoor displays, digital billboards, and video scoreboards, which help businesses and organizations communicate effectively, increase visibility and drive growth. Headquartered in Danville, IL, Watchfire has manufactured electric signs for 90 years and LED displays since 1998 using meticulously sourced components from around the world. Watchfire has more than 65,000 LED displays in operation worldwide and has more digital billboard customers in the U.S. than any other brand. For information, please refer to the Company’s website at https://www.watchfiresigns.com.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $50 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/ value-added approach:
- H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.
- H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.
- H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.
- H.I.G. Infrastructure focuses on making value-add and core plus investments in the infrastructure sector.
Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.
* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.