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Rochester Institute of Technology First University to Invest in Tokenized Venture Capital

CommPRO Editorial Staff COSIMO Ventures, an investment firm with offices in Boston and Dublin focused on transforming promising deep technology companies into global industry leaders, has announced a seven-figure investment from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (www.rit.edu) into its new, blockchain-focused tokenized fund, COSIMO X. According to Robert Frasca, Managing Partner, COSIMO Ventures, this is…

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Are You Prepared to Talk About Your PPP Loan?

Lauren Parker, President + CEO, FrazierHeiby Shake Shack. Potbelly. Kanye’s Yeezy brand. These are just some of the large corporations that faced criticism after receiving government funds from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program was part of the federal CARES Act, which set out to help small businesses maintain payroll and other…

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Examining the Human Cost

  Ian Lipner, Senior Vice President, LEVICK Since the murder of George Floyd, we have been writing about what companies can do to embrace #BlackLivesMatter and the new Civil Rights movement. We have hosted podcasts and webcasts, such as the one below with bestselling author Martin Lindstrom. Today, we take on the agony of being trapped…

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Richard Levick – “We Want to Do the Right Thing”

  Recently we ended an article with the question we are so regularly asked by companies in this new Civil Rights era – “Can you help us to do the right thing?” Weighed down by historical actions or inactions or simply overwhelmed by the enormity of the task before us, many companies and institutions are…

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Gilded Launches B2B Payment Solution for Coinbase

CommPRO Editorial Staff Gilded, a company that simplifies B2B payments and accounting, has announced a suite of business tools for Coinbase users. With over 30 million customers worldwide, Coinbase is the most popular digital currency exchange. Today, businesses can send and receive instant digital currency payments directly to their Coinbase account while automating the accounting…

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Communication in the Time of COVID-19: Let Data Guide Your Plan

Brian Cluster, Director of Industry Strategy – CPG & Retail, Stibo Systems In the wake of COVID-19 stay-in-place measures, today’s shoppers rely more heavily on e-commerce than ever. Many would like to go back to the way things were pre-pandemic – but even if a vaccine were found today, a return to crowded malls is…

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Binance Charity Pioneers COVID-19 Relief With First-Ever Fully-Transparent Campaign

CommPRO Editorial Staff After providing aid to hospitals in China, Italy, and Spain, among other countries ravaged by COVID-19, Binance Charity, the blockchain-powered non-profit transforming charitable giving, has furthered its relief efforts providing thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE) materials to one of the regions most affected by coronavirus in the world: New York City.…

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Computing for a Cause: CPUcoin and BOINC to Power COVID-19 Research through IBM World Community Grid and Rosetta@home

CommPRO Editorial Staff CPUcoin (cpucoin.io), developers of the sharing economy for computing power, today announced a new program that incentivizes social responsibility to support COVID-19 research, by simply providing access to unused computing power. The process is straightforward: Download and install CPUcoin’s CGN Miner and BOINC, then select from two COVID-19 research projects, IBM World…

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Litigation PR and Media Coverage

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Given the lightning speed of the news cycle, as well as the amount of social media use around the world, whenever any type of allegation is made public, the media and the public itself tend to cast the parties involved in a lawsuit in terms of villain versus a victim.  Furthermore,…

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Social Giveaways: The Importance of Building Your Digital Footprint

Social Giveaways Market shares will pivot to the top grossing companies in the world to have the highest generated revenue. One of those companies include Facebook and Instagram, and that’s because of how much value society places on the digital world. Most tech stocks have been booming throughout the past years, though they now have…

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COVID-19’s Impact on Sustainability: 3 Trends in Media Coverage

Ellen Mallernee Barnes, Vice President of Content; Stephanie Clarke, Vice President; Lesley Sillaman, Senior Vice President; Linda Descano, Executive Vice President; Deanna Tomaselli, Account Supervisor; and Audrey Arbogast, Senior Account Executive at Red Havas Had this past April been an ordinary April, the news media would have likely done its usual flurry of Earth Month—and…

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Leadership During COVID-19 – Perspective from Ken Jacobs, Communications Industry Executive Coach (VIDEO)

Communications industry coach Ken Jacobs shares perspective on leading during the pandemic, in the latest of our 3-minute Communicators-to-Communicators videos. Principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching, Jacobs is a CommunicationsMatch™ partner.     In response to the question: What does it take to be a successful leader during the pandemic and has this changed? he notes that…

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Redefining the Mobile Phone Business

Robert Reiss This pandemic has sent our country into a rapid economic downturn with massive job losses and millions of people seeking ways to cut costs. It’s a perfect storm on many fronts leaving consumers mainly focused on indispensable items should as food, shelter and yes communication devices such as mobiles and tablets. These devices have become the ultimate form…

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A Pandemic-Driven Mindset Shift – The Great Unlearning

J. Mark Riggs, CEO, TPC Growth The world has become an unfamiliar place. Our industry has been flipped on its head, disrupted, disbanded and in some respects, dismantled. Before the pandemic we had become too comfortable. We had strayed too far from the principles of great account management. Now we don’t have the luxury of…

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First Digital Currency Payments Solution Deployed by CoinMarketCap

CommPRO Editorial Staff Gilded, a New Orleans-based provider of business payment and accounting solutions, has announced that CoinMarketCap has successfully deployed Gilded’s digital currency payment solution. CoinMarketCap is the most popular crypto data provider in the world. They needed a payment solution that could accommodate the unique needs of their global customers and help them…

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In Crisis Is Opportunity

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK The last few weeks have been difficult, made worse by the fact that we know it is all about to get much worse in April. “America First” now means we are first in number of coronavirus infections,…

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The Impact of Blockchain: Its Potential in Digital Marketing across Consumers, Businesses, and Marketers

Joshua Q. Israel Satten, Blockchain Practice Lead and Evangelist – North America, Wipro Limited Beyond the blockchain hype lies its true potential, leading to new pathways towards implementation and real usage of the underlying technology set (most notably distributed ledger, smart contracts, crypto-assets, and encryption). These are being realized across supply-chain, financial services, and manufacturing…

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CommPRO Introduces Startup, News Direct to Agency Leaders

  Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency CommPRO hosted an internal roundtable discussion with PR and Communications agency leaders about the future of communications.  This event was sponsored by the new service, News Direct, and moderated by its CEO and founder, Gregg Castano, former president of Business Wire.  At that time, the roundtable discussion…

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