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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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Lessons Learned From The Cancelation Of The Tokyo Olympics. And An Important Question: Will The Coronavirus Change The Way Brands And People Think About The Importance of Sports?

Arthur Solomon Friday, July 24, was supposed to be the date for the Opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Olympic Games, called “Tokyo 2020,” were postponed for the first time in history. The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games ‘Tokyo 2020” will now be held on July 23,…

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YPO Member-led Coalition, Urgent Response Network, Names 5WPR Agency of Record amid Efforts to Supply America with Personal Protection Equipment

CommPRO Editorial Staff 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., has been named agency of record by Urgent Response Network, founded by YPO member, Brent Skoda. Brent organized other YPO members to help create solutions to provide people, health care organizations, governments and especially front line workers receive the Personal…

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In These Uncertain Times, Make Knowledge Your Certain Power

  Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Many of us are hunkered down now, working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After speaking with my dear friend, a doctor at a New York City hospital at the epicenter of the crisis, I’ve stopped watching daily news updates on television, reading articles on social media…

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Phunware Launches National Ventilator Registry

CommPRO Editorial Staff Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced it has launched a National Ventilator Registry. “As the United States braces for an onslaught of coronavirus cases, hospitals and governments are confronting a grim reality – there are…

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Marian Salzman on Leading in a Time of Pandemic

Marian Salzman, SVP, Global Communications, Philip Morris International (PMI) Italy, Ireland, and Denmark on lockdown, the United States on partial lockout, stock markets in free fall, and a steadily mounting toll of fatalities around the world as the World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a global pandemic. It’s unsettling, to say the least, especially for the many…

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The Female Advantage in Leadership: EQ

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Talent Scientist, ManpowerGroup Emotional intelligence, or EQ, concerns the ability to understand and manage your own and other people’s emotions; it is the best single measure of people skills. Individuals with higher EQs are generally more effective in leadership roles. Despite the small gender differences for EQ, as a group, women tend…

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Lippe Taylor Empowers a New Generation of Leaders

CommPRO Editorial Staff Lippe Taylor, the iconic public relations and digital marketing agency, today announced a restructuring of its leadership team.  With the announcement, Founder and CEO, Maureen Lippe, solidifies an executive leadership team to continue the agency’s stellar growth. Tracy Naden, who has presided over the Consumer Practice that has more than doubled in size since…

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DC Blockchain Summit 2020 Celebrates Five Years of Blockchain Advocacy

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s first and largest blockchain trade association, will hold the fifth annual DC Blockchain Summit on March 11-12, 2020 in partnership with the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  The DC Blockchain Summit 2020, along with Title Sponsor e-Toro, will bring together blockchain pioneers,…

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How the NFL and NBA are Adopting Blockchain and Crypto

  Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency With the upcoming Super Bowl, I’ve been thinking about the millions of people who watch sports broadcasts on television and livestreamed events on their smartphones, tablets and laptops. Despite lower ratings during the last decade, 98.2 million people watched the 2019 Super Bowl. Baseball rankings came in…

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United Africa Blockchain Association to Accelerate Blockchain Adoption in Africa

CommPRO Editorial Staff Africa’s economic and technological development agenda is noticeably pivoting towards a focus on Fourth Industrial Revolution innovations such as blockchain technology. A World Economic Forum survey suggested that 10 percent of global GDP will be stored on blockchain by 2027. In addition, worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is expected to grow to nearly…

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Ahh, The Things You Do For Money

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Fresh out of college, one of my first jobs was in advertising at Lennen & Newell, Inc., then a famous powerhouse Madison Avenue ad agency behemoth in Manhattan. One of the accounts I worked on there was Kent Cigarettes with the Micronite Filter.  Unfortunately, the filter turned out to…

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Talking Tech 2019: Year in Review

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency When I look back on the year, I’d never anticipate how eye-opening 2019 was. For me, January was about deciphering all the questions about artificial intelligence (AI). Most notably, the fear of robots taking over our jobs and machines becoming super intelligent. Nearly a year later, the debate…

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2020 Election Advertising: Get Ready for a Wild Ride!

Tiffany Coletti Kaiser, EVP Marketing, Digital Remedy If previous election cycles are any indication, the upcoming political advertising scene is about to get wild. With political ad spending expected to hit an all-time high of nearly $10 billion ($3.6 billion more than the 2016 election) it is safe to say we’re in for a multi-channel…

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David Steinberg, CEO Zeta Global Commentary On Leader Of The Band

Leading a band to a great performance is very much like leading a team of workers.  Band members, like today’s workforce, are comprised of so many different personalities with diverse goals.  The difference is that every band member acknowledges that the leader needs to be heeded in order to succeed.  Playing in a band is…

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The Art of Financial Communications

Christine Dura, Senior Franchise Executive and Entrepreneur In today’s complex and even hostile investor environment, a company can no longer rely on performance and strategy alone to connect with investors. No community is more critical, analytical, or hungry for information. Investors want to satisfy their voracious appetites for proving to themselves their portfolio is stable…

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