England joins JLL

first_imgClaire England has joined professional services firm JLL as its new director for diversity and inclusion.In her new role, England will liaise with JLL’s HR and sustainability teams in order to oversee the organisation’s UK diversity and inclusion strategy. This will include delivering diversity and inclusion targets as part of JLL’s Building a Better Tomorrow programme, acting as an ambassador internally and externally for diversity and inclusion, and working with JLL’s employee diversity networks.England has 15 years of industry experience across the legal, financial services and retail sectors. This includes her previous roles at law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she most recently worked as head of diversity and inclusion. She has also worked as senior graduate recruitment officer at Irwin Mitchell and resourcing adviser at the Royal Bank of Scotland.last_img read more

ISS workers at South London and Maudsley NHS to receive 23 pay

first_imgMembers of the trade union GMB working for healthcare management services organisation ISS at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) are to receive a pay award of 2.3% following a vote for strike action.In a ballot that closed on 12 November 2018, GMB members voted 98.8% in favour of industrial action over what the union described as a failure by ISS to action a pay award or offer for 2018-19.Mick Butler, regional organiser at GMB, said: “This was an overwhelming vote by members to support strike action in GMB Union’s dispute with ISS for a fair pay rise for our hardworking members in SLAM.“It clearly shows the strength of feeling and anger amongst our members who have not been awarded any pay offer this year.”Butler added: “Strike action is always a last resort for GMB and for our members, but sometimes the matter is taken out of our hands. Our members work hard for their wages and deserve a decent pay rise to reflect this.”Following the result of the ballot, ISS requested a meeting with GMB. After this, the pay offer was communicated to workers, which resulted in the majority of GMB members voting to accept, the union said.The 2.3% pay award will be backdated to 1 May 2018.Butler said: “If valued GMB members had not voted in the strike action ballot the way they did, showing their solidarity, I believe that there would have been a very strong possibility that this year’s pay rise would have never been awarded.“Our goal is to strive towards all GMB members being on the London living wage and to improve the terms and conditions of work. Our members should all be very proud in what they have achieved in this dispute; it would not have been possible without their support and by sticking together as a collective group of GMB union workers.”ISS was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Coral Springs Police summer camp teaches children safety

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Coral Springs Police Department, alongside James S. Hunt Elementary School, is teaching South Florida children about safety while having fun at summer camp.“This is the first school in Broward County that has done this program in conjunction with a police department,” said Hunt Elementary Principal Ernie. W. Lozano. “We are so fortunate here at James S. Hunt Elementary to have a police department like the City of Coral Springs.”The officers at the camp not only mentor the children, but they get to play with them as well.“She really enjoys coming to the program,” said Magdaline Exantus, whose children attend the summer camp. “They have a lot of activities that they do. For example, they do fire prevention and also burglary and internet safety, so she really enjoys it and she comes every day and tells me how she really enjoys the program.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Hungover Brunch at Olla Miami

first_imgNow there’s a really tasty reason to get out of bed when you’re hungover on the weekend. A new Mexican restaurant in South Beach is serving up brunch filled with traditional favorites guaranteed to snap you out of your haze.At Olla Miami on Lincoln Road, Chef Scott Lindquist is cooking up a weekend Mexican brunch that will serve you well.Chef Scott Lindquist, Olla Miami: “Most people don’t understand that Mexican food makes the best weekend breakfast ever, because it soaks up all the booze from the night before.”Chef Scott Lindquist had a clear vision for the kind of place he wanted to open.Chef Scott Lindquist: “I wanted to do something different, something that is interesting and unique but still sticks to the roots of Mexican cuisine. But I wanted it to be fun and, most importantly, I wanted it to be affordable.”They don’t play in Olla. The menu is packed with dishes that aim to please.Chef Scott Lindquist: “I wanted to stick to hearty good food that people in South Beach, after being out in a nightclub all night, want to eat huevos rancheros chilaquiles.” Charros — a mix of beans, pork and roasted tomatoes — is served in an olla. That’s no coincidence.Chef Scott Lindquist: “But it’s become the Spanish term, basically, for a pot, any cooking pot is now considered an olla. A lot of the dishes when we created the name and the concept are served a la olla so they’re served in little pots.”If an olla isn’t your style, perhaps a tarro will do.Chef Scott Lindquist: “So we have little jars that have, like, we have beets. It’s beets with walnut cream and roasted poblano chiles and pomegranate seeds, which is a fall dish in Mexico.”Chef Scott is determined to offer up as many tastes of Mexico for brunch as he can.Chef Scott Lindquist: “I take dishes from all over the country, as opposed to just what most people have seen in a typical Mexican restaurant.”No brunch is complete with a little “hair of the dog.” Bottomless drinks like mimosas and micheladas — a mix of special sauces, beer and a lime — are all part of the deal. It’s a deal diners are digging mucho. Audrey Shaffer: “I say this is the place to come so you don’t get a hangover. Just continue drinking with your brunch, eat the food. Get the huevos rancheros, they’re amazing.”FOR MORE INFO:Olla Miami1233 Lincoln RoadMiami Beach, FL 33139(786) 717-5400www.ollamiami.comCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

University of Miami doctors provide pediatric aid to Puerto Rico

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida university has become a large part of the relief effort in Puerto Rico.A group of doctors from the University of Miami departed for the island, Tuesday morning, with supplies in hand, ready to aid pediatric patients.Related Link: Stronger and Better Together in Hollywood sends supplies to Puerto RicoThe doctors also want to get an idea of the scope of the medical needs in Puerto Rico.“Our goals are primarily to not only bring the supplies but to let the providers know that we stand with them and we will be with them for the long haul through recovery,” said University of Miami Dr. Judy Schaechter.The group is expected to meet with doctors from the main pediatric hospital in San Juan.Officials estimate the recovery from both hurricanes Irma and Maria to take many years.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Drivers receive gift cards from Coral Gables police Santa

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Some South Florida drivers received a roadside surprise from Santa, Thursday.The drivers thought they were getting tickets when Coral Gables police officers pulled them over Thursday morning, but they got a gift from Santa instead.The chief of police dressed up as Santa to surprise some lucky drivers with gift cards.“I was scared! I didn’t understand what was going on. I thought that maybe they had closed the road or I don’t know,” said one driver. “I thought I was in trouble, yes! I was like, ‘Oh no! I don’t know what I did.’”Police said the gift cards came from an anonymous donor.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Heart surgeon performs landmark procedure at Baptist Hospital

first_imgNow, just days after the procedure, he’s back to say thank you to Dr. Stewart and the whole medical team for performing the successful surgery.“It was an outstanding experience,” said Bakewell. “I mean, I just want to say thank you to all the caregivers and the providers who worked with me over the past week — just outstanding care.”Stewart has also successfully performed surgery on former President Bill Clinton.For more information on the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A heart surgeon performed a landmark procedure here in South Florida, and now we’re getting a peek behind the curtain of a new life-saving surgery.Dr. Allan Stewart is one of the first to perform the groundbreaking procedure. Stewart moved from New York City to South Florida, and is now the new Chief of Surgery at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.“It’s really only done by about 12 surgeons in the U.S.,” Stewart said.The operation is called a valve sparing aortic root replacement. It involves rebuilding instead of replacing the patient’s heart valve. 7News got a peek at the procedure that 57-year-old John Bakewell now has to thank for his life.“You look for the people who have the expertise, who get the repeatable outcome in these marvelous advances in medicine, and there’s some fabulous specialists out here,” Bakewell said. “I’m so happy I found Dr. Stewart.”The benefits of this unique method help prevent people like Bakewell from a lifetime of blood thinners.“John’s operation, which involves essentially taking apart the whole center of the heart and rebuilding it, but rebuilding with the parts God gave him so that he is now cured,” Stewart said. “He has no restrictions. He can go on in his life with no blood thinners, no special medications and no limitations on his activity.” last_img read more

2 hospitalized after rollover wreck in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews took two people to the hospital after a box truck crashed into a car in Miami.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Northwest Fifth Street and Third Court, at around 5:30 a.m., Saturday.Officials called the crash a high-speed accident.The truck overturned from the impact, and the car was totaled.Paramedics transported the victims to Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BSO releases surveillance video of 4 men in clumsy armed robbery in

first_imgDeputies said at one point, the armed robbers struggled to collect a rifle placed on the ground near the victim.At the same time, a fourth armed robber made his way out of the Volvo and into the victim’s car to take an unknown item.The bewildered victim was then approached by a calmer member of the group, who demanded something more from him while pointing a handgun.The victim then appears to peek inside of the Volvo as the assailants take off and pull out of the parking spot.However, deputies are trying to identify the victim of the armed robbery because he left the scene before authorities arrived.“So we’re looking for these four armed robbers. We’re also looking for the victim,” Carter said.Investigators said it remains unclear whether the robbers and the victim know each other, but they want to talk to the victim. LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video footage of four men involved in a clumsy armed robbery outside of a Lauderdale Lakes liquor store.Cameras were rolling outside of the liquor store on the 3800 block of Northwest 19th Street, catching a newer-model, white Volvo S90 sedan parking at approximately 7:15 p.m., Sunday.Deputies said once a customer left the store, three men armed with handguns and long rifles made their way out of the vehicle.“He is accosted by three armed men,” BSO spokesperson Gina Carter said. “Even putting down their assault rifle on the floor near the victim for several seconds, and then struggling to pick that weapon up off the floor.”The crooks could be seen on the surveillance video surrounding the victim and pinning him to the ground as they searched him.The men could be seen fumbling with different items multiple times throughout the armed robbery. If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Teenager airlifted to hospital after being shot in Homestead

first_imgSomeone inside the home where the shooting took place said they did not want to comment on the incident.The gunman’s identity and what led up to the shooting remains unclear, as detectives continue to investigate.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews airlifted a 13-year-old boy to the hospital after he was shot in the leg in a Homestead neighborhood.Homestead Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to a home located in the area of West Mowry Drive and Southwest 17th Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m., Thursday.The teen was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center in stable condition.7News cameras captured paramedics as they took the victim out of the chopper and wheeled him into the hospital.Aleida Quintana, who lives on West Mowry Drive, said she did not hear a thing. She added that police officers are constantly showing up on her street.Quintana said there are children in the neighborhood who are always having problems with each other.Officials said the teen is not cooperating with investigators. last_img read more

Protesters gather outside migrant detention center in Homestead

first_imgTwo U.S. House of Representatives committees are planning hearings on the treatment of thousands of migrants held after crossing the southern border.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “There’s got to be a more just and sensible way of dealing with people seeking political asylum,” said Cortada.However, Trump has refused to close the centers despite seeing and hearing about the conditions inside.“If illegal immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detention centers,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “just tell them not to come. All problems solved!”Trump is also pushing back against Democrats and is blaming lawmakers, who are complaining about the lack of resources, for failing to act on immigration reform.“One of the alarms we’ve been continually sounding is the over-saturation of our facilities by virtue of a broken immigration system,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez.During Thursday’s demonstration, protesters shouted words of support when they got a distant glimpse of the older children as they were moved from one side of the facility to another.“There’s nothing I can personally do today to get those kids united with their families, for these families to come together again” said Cortada, “but by asserting the fact that we are American today on Independence Day, and by reading the very document that guides and controls the way we govern one another, we give ourselves hope for a better future.” HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – Protesters gathered outside the migrant detention center in Homestead with a patriotic display they hope will reach President Donald Trump.The group is reciting the U.S. Constitution as part of a performance piece by artist and University of Miami professor Xavier Cortada, Thursday.“‘We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,’” the protesters said in unison outside the facility. “‘We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.’”Flanked by a determined group of supporters, Cortada is hoping the patriotic performance piece will get Trump’s attention.“I’m not trying to politicize the day that we’re supposed to celebrate the greatness of this country,” said Cortada, “but the best way I can celebrate this country is by acknowledging the things that are wrong with it.”Congressional lawmakers and presidential hopefuls have recently visited detention facilities in Florida and across the country.Footage from inside the centers have shown migrants in cramped and extremely overcrowded quarters. last_img read more

UPDATE Printers Banks Among Penton Medias Largest Creditors

first_img The documents indicate that Penton carries $620 million in first lien debt, $266 million in second lien debt and a $80 million first lien revolving credit facility. The restrucuring plan aims to eliminate the company’s second lien debt. At the time of the petition filing, Penton’s controlling stakeholders, as identified by the documents, are various funds managed by MidOcean (with a 50 percent stake), various funds managed by Wasserstein (34.7 percent), Blackrock Kelso Capital Corporation (5.83 percent), Apollo Investment Corporation (5.83 percent) and , Lexington Partners (4.27 percent). Penton Media and its affiliates announced Wednesday that it had officially filed its pre-packaged plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York. All 20 bank debt claim amounts are described as “unliquidated,” otherwise meaning they’re undertermined. One reason for this is that interest amounts are added to principal payments, essentially increasing the principal. Presumably, there will be a subsequent filing for which these specific amounts will be determined. UPDATE: Several additional documents have been filed in association with the Chapter 11 process, showing that Penton’s revenue decreased 7.5 percent between 2007 and 2008, and 26.2 percent between 2008 and 2009. Penton said it encurred a toal $66.6 million interest burden as the company has not been able to eliminate its leveraged capital structure. First lien lenders, including GE Capital, previously waived covenant payments. According to the voluntary petitions that were filed with the court, Penton has between 10,001 and 25,000 creditors and carried more than $1 billion in liabilities. Meanwhile, the company estimated it assets to be between $500 million and $1 billion. Between February 2007 and May 2009, MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co.center_img The “First Day”petitions say Penton’s 50 largest unsecured claims are made up of 30 trade debts and 20 bank debt deficiency claims. The largest trade debt creditor was magazine printer Worldcolor, which was listed as being owed $1.59 million. Next came fellow printer R.R. Donnelley, which is owed $1.41 million. Other notable creditors include Hallmark Data Systems ($532,661.38), Brown Printing ($207,814.64), ON24 ($114,577), QuadGraphics ($81,885.48) and direct marketing media company Walter Karl ($63,273.72). Penton said its reorganization plan provides for full payment of all pre-petition supplier claims. Penton on Tuesday said it would file a pre-packaged reorganization plan under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Penton said MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co. will remain the company’s primary stakeholders. Also as part of the restructuring agreement, Penton’s equity owners agreed to inject between $38.9 and $51.2 million into the company in order to increase liquidity and to fund cash distributions to second lien lenders who elected to take their payments in cash. A meeting of creditors has not been scheduled yet, Penton said. —the publisher’s primary stakeholders—acquired collectively 57.7 percent of Penton’s outstanding second lien debt. As laid out in the restructuring plan, second lien lenders have elected to receive payment distributions in the form of stock and “reorganized holdings.”last_img read more

The Royal Wedding A British Public Holiday Astronomical Media Numbers

first_imgWith all the hubbub about the “Royal Wedding” that took place on April 29th between Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton (the dresses, the guest list, the disappearing hairlines), some of the most astounding news was the numbers media sites covering the wedding saw on the big day.PEOPLE.com reports 162 million page views on Friday the 29th, doubling its previous record of 76 million page views in one day. PEOPLE followed the success of the wedding day with a Royal Wedding special collector’s issue that went on sale May 2. According to the Web site, CNN.com experienced 45 million page views by 3 p.m. EST (that’s 8 p.m. London time, where the wedding took place). This is up 45 percent from “prior four-Friday average through the same hour”.Video usage on CNN.com was up 318 percent over the prior-four day average, with 7.7 million video starts occurring before 3 p.m. EST on April 29th. The issue contains 105 ad pages out of the book’s total 220 pages, which marks the largest number of ad pages for a single issue of PEOPLE since 2007. To display this issue, an estimated 15,000 Royal Wedding display bins were sent to PEOPLE retail and wholesale partners across the nation.center_img Since the engagement announcement on November 16 2010, media attention to the royal nuptials had built at a frantic pace. After a highly publicized relationship (the British press nicknamed Middleton “Waity Katie” in reference to her and the prince’s nine year courtship), retailers are also getting in the Royal Wedding game, slinging Middleton dolls, collectible china, shot glasses and cardboard cut-outs features likenesses of the royal pair.According to FOLIO:’s sister site, minOnline, USMagazine.com racked up three million pages views between April 29 and April 30. A reported half of this traffic was made up of visitors new to the site.The week before the royal nuptials, USMagazine.com experienced the most traffic ever in site history.TIME magazine also capitalized on the British wedding madness, releasing a special Royal Wedding issue on May 2. TIME’s regular issue was on newsstands April 29, and a third special issue on 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden’s death (with the fourth red “X” over a cover subject’s face in the magazine’s history) will be released on May 5.This marks the first time in TIME’s run that three issues will be released within a one-week span.Steering away from the more popular Middleton scrutiny, “the collection”, an international iPad-only magazine, released an issue themed, “Prince William: The British Monarchy’s Great Hope” last week. Set to possibly release download numbers on May 6th, “the collection” offered free access to the “appazine” issue on the Royal Wedding day and the following Saturday. The issue is typically sold for $4.99 stateside.Now that Kate and William are married (and bin Laden is buried at sea), what will the media fixate on next?last_img read more

Time Incs Opportunity for Change

first_img[Editor’s Note: Al DiGuido is a publishing vet and a savvy direct-marketing and digital innovator with a track record of success that spans executive positions in a host of companies. Like many other industry watchers, he sees the spin-off of Time Inc. from Time Warner as an opportunity for whoever becomes the company’s new CEO to make some significant changes. Here, in his second post on the matter, Al offers his take on what a new strategic plan might look like. Digital, of course, features heavily in his plans.]I’m not sure why there is so much confusion and mystery around charting a strategy that transforms the Time Inc. magazine brands into an even bigger powerhouse digital publishing empire. Everything that is being said in analyst reports and the media is old news. For years, we have witnessed the ongoing shift in media consumption patterns from legacy print media to the digital venue. Only the ignorant, arrogant or asleep could have missed this freight train. Let’s not over-complicate the components of the solution to Time Inc.’s problems. I refuse to believe that my thinking is “missing something” in terms of the challenges that Time Inc. and many other publishers face inside their businesses. So here’s my plan on rebuilding Time Inc. as it spins off into its own company. If you disagree with it, let’s argue. I am sure that investors are getting tired of this asset posting operating losses and are already in a feverish discussion about how to change the course of the company.Welcome to Time Inc. Digital The new company must create a new pivot point from the start. It should not abandon its print legacy—which, according to PIB numbers, still retains market dominance. But it should signal to the market that Time Inc. believes in building the widest network of new digital platforms in the media industry. The new company will be focused on offering marketers the deepest suite of integrated digital solutions available. Meredith and Hearst have already provided the test case for several of these components. Time Inc. can and will do better. It is going to staff this business unit with top minds and thought leaders across the entire suite of digital offerings in the market. Its focus will be to continue to maximize its understanding of customer content and commerce needs with digital intersections. Time Inc. Magazine Database Time Inc. has a huge reader/visitor aggregate profile database. This database has been built by collecting email addresses from print titles as well as consumers who have subscribed to all of the newsletters and other e-alert programs. I estimate that there are 60-70 million profile records with email addresses inside this DB. Time Inc.’s brands have done a great job building engagement between the reader/visitor and their content for years. Somewhere during that time, I think it lost track of the fact that its readers were finding incremental content at venues that did a better job satisfying their information and/or community needs. The analytic teams should develop a profile of the customers and where they spend time (when they aren’t consuming the content). They should build the most exhaustive view of customer profiles and preferences ever collected in the company’s history. If they listen to their customers, they will tell them how to service them better. With this information and an understanding of the models that are working in the industry today, the company can commit to introducing a suite of new digital products. It will earn a reputation for the pace of innovation and creativity that it delivers to the marketplace. Tablet Magazine Extensions Within the next 12 months, each property will be responsible for publishing 10 new digital magazine titles. You heard that right. For example, at Sports Illustrated, there should be 10 new digital titles that are delivered via the tablet platform and sent on a controlled circulation basis to interested segments of its print and email subscribers. Time Inc. can and will become the industry’s leading digital/tablet publishing company. With each passing month, more of its readers and consumers are embracing this platform. It’s mission critical that it is out front in providing engaging content to its readers and innovative advertising opportunities for its marketer customers. The new company will create a business unit responsible for creating new cross-title digital publications. Here again, a comprehensive study of market sectors outside of the company’s walls for audience and advertiser density will provide it with the direction that it needs for new product development.New Reader Acquisition InitiativesIt’s clear that Time Inc. must craft a strategy to grow the size of its consumer database. Like other print publications, it has seen significant declines in both new subscriber growth, renewal rates and newsstand sales. While it may believe that it is capturing new readers via online and social portals, the evidence proves that it is being beaten to the punch by others in this effort. For example, I googled “NY Rangers Hockey” (after the team’s great seventh game victory) only to find that a link to Sports Illustrated’s coverage was on the second page of search results. A similar search on the Benghazi attack has no mention of Time magazine coverage on the first page of results. People’s link to Angelina Jolie’s incredible announcement is at the bottom of the results page. Consumers are finding other content connections that rank higher from a preference standpoint.Time Inc.’s full array of content offerings (print, digital and online) must appeal to the widest group of consumers in the marketplace. It can drive incremental growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. A team should be assembled to work with other Time-Warner business units to create programs where it can leverage these assets to cross-promote and sell offerings to its audiences. In my household we have subscribed to People and Time, I can’t ever remember any type of upsell offer being sent to us to subscribe to other Time Inc. publications. Seems like low hanging fruit to me. In my opinion, incentives are needed for enhanced cooperation between units. Another unit will be created to identify strategic assets for acquisition for their ability to expand the company’s penetration into incremental, marketable consumer categories. Time Inc. should abandon what seems to be a “not built here” mentality. It needs to be in land-grab mode. Time Inc. has lots of smart people in the building and some of what I  recommend here may already be going on in stealth. Nevertheless, as an “interested consumer,” I haven’t seen any evidence.Time Inc. Digital Marketing Solutions The company needs a new focus on providing its marketing customers with a range of solutions to help them to a better job of connecting with their customers. This business unit will operate as an integrated digital marketing agency within the organization. It already has a Content Marketing Solutions group that seems to be doing a good job of helping advertisers with “content marketing solutions.” My sense is that it needs to do much more. It can and will provide its customers with tools, technology and solutions that will position it as the leader in the industry. It may have to use some of the capital that it will save from other areas to purchase the platforms (email, search, social media monitoring, creative services etc.) in order offer a credible digital marketing services offering to its customers. It is playing catch up to the Meredith and Hearst in this regard. In addition, it should put a stake in the ground regarding its “digital content marketing solutions.” There is a huge opportunity to lead the industry in building digital publications for clients that truly engage their respective audience with engaging design and relevant content. It must become the industry’s leading special interest digital publishing (tablet and smart phone) service provider.All that has been recommended here may be viewed by Time Inc. insiders as misinformed. They may argue that much of what has been provided is “already going on” inside the walls on Sixth Avenue. If that is the case, something is clearly broken. It’s not pleasant seeing the quarterly reports and increasing losses within Time Inc.’s business.As an interested observer, I worry that the company’s culture lacks the urgency to take bold steps in the direction of this new vision. Time is definitely not on the company’s side. With each passing month, the competition only grows stronger in their ability to pick off readers and advertisers. Transformation is needed now. Will it happen? Only Time will tell.last_img read more

Texas Monthly Dominates Again at the City and Regional Magazine Awards

first_img The magazine, which over the last year saw a change in ownership as well as the departure of its EIC Brian Sweany and executive editor Pamela Colloff, won four awards for its design, including designer of the year to Victoria Millner. In addition to Texas Monthly, several other former Emmis Communication’s properties saw success after a year of turn over and turmoil. Los Angeles Magazine, which lost its EIC and several others following its sale to Hour Media Group, won an award, as did its fellow Hour publications Atlanta and Cincinnati magazines.   See a complete list of CRMA winners here. General excellence awards went to SagaCity Media’s Sarasota Magazine and Portland Monthly, as well as Genesis Park’s Texas Monthly, in their respective circulation-based categories.center_img Texas Monthly made a big dent in another award show, taking home seven prizes at the 32-year-old National City and Regional Magazine Awards on May 22 at the CRMA annual conference in Houston, Texas. Chicago Magazine followed closely behind Texas Monthly with five awards, including writer of the year to Bryan Smith. Denver’s 5280 magazine and Boston Magazine both got three awards.last_img read more

Australian Group Tigertown Take On Mental Health In New Single

first_imgNews Facebook Hear Tigertown’s Single For Mental Health australian-group-tigertown-take-mental-health-new-single Twitter Email Alt-pop quartet’s latest release deals with helping someone through depressionRenée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 26, 2017 – 1:48 pm Australian alt-pop band Tigertown — comprising husband and wife Chris and Charlie Collins and Chris’ siblings Alexi and Elodie — have released their latest single, “Come My Way,” and it covers a difficult topic.The single has, according to Billboard, “warm, bouncy synths, cascading keys and an anthemic chorus you can’t help but chant along to.” But while the song evokes a joyful mood, the subject matter is mental health and overcoming depression.”We wrote ‘Come My Way’ last year in Nicaragua with our friend [British songwriter] James Flannigan. It’s about helping someone through a time of depression,” Chris Collins said. “We make ourselves so emotionally vulnerable these days, which can be great but it means, now more than ever, we need to be looking out for each other always.””Come My Way” is the first single released from the Tigertown’s upcoming EP, Warrior, out Nov. 17. The band will embark on a November tour in support of Great Good Fine OK.Mobile Music Therapy: Humm.ly App Will Chill You Out Australian Group Tigertown Take On Mental Health In New Single last_img read more

HOT OFF THE PRESS Read Wilmington Librarys Winter Adult Events Brochure

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library recently released its winter adult events brochure online.Highlights include:New Year, New You! seriesCelebrate the Holidays! seriesHome Sweet Home seriesBon Appetit! seriesArts & Crafts seriesHow To Tuesdays — How To Meal Plan, How To knitWinter Coffee House featuring The Last DuoThe Written Word — Fiction Critique Group, Poetry Circle, Writing Skills GroupBook Groups — Novel Ideas, Well Read Wednesdays Book Group, Pints & PagesAfternoon Lectures — Getting Into Genealogy; The Science of Happiness; Thomas Jefferson The FoodieAfternoon Concerts — Great Songs from Great Movies; Swinging the American PlaybookSTEM Classes & LecturesWilmington NetworkersCoffee with a Cop, Current Affairs Discussion Group, English Conversation GroupRead the brochure HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Adult Events BrochureIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Summer Adult Events BrochureIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Library Releases Spring Adult Event BrochureIn “Community”last_img read more

Shawsheen Tech Announces Spring LearnToSwim Classes

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Education”Shawsheen Tech Announces Spring Learn-To-Swim ClassesIn “Community”Shawsheen Tech Adds More Sign Up Days For Spring Learn-To-Swim ClassesIn “Sports” BILLERICA, MA — Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Winter Learn to Swim Program.Walk-in sign-ups will be held at the Shawsheen Tech Pool on Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 9, from 9:30am-12:30pm, in the pool hallway.The registration form with additional information can be found HERE.Lessons run March 2 to April 13, from 9am to 1pm, with the last class starting at 12:30pm.Levels 1-4 (half-hour classes) cost $77.00 (7 weeks due to Easter weekend)Level 5 (one-hour classes) costs $131.25.Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director at jtildsley@shawtech.org.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Shawsheen Tech.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK 5 Things That Happened At Last Weeks Selectmens Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019:#1) POLE REQUEST. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Verizon New England and Reading Municipal Light Department to place a pole on Ballardvale Street, near the Route 125 intersection. The pole will bring utilities to the new strip mall being built there.#2) TERRI MARCIELLO RECOGNIZED. Town Manager Jeff Hull read a letter he recently wrote congratulating Terri Marciello, who was recently named a Massachusetts Unsung Heroine.  “Terri is passionate about finding ways to help others and their caregivers to address the broad range of financial, social and emotional challenges of daily life,” wrote Hull. Hull praised Marciello’s “positive spirit” and “how-can-I-help attitude.” Selectman Chair Greg Bendel referred to Marciello as “the best in the business.”#3) FINANCE COMMITTEE NEWS. Town Manager Jeff Hull announces that Neal Couture  has resigned from the Wilmington Finance Committee effective June 30. He’s moving out-of-state. Hull also told the Selectmen that Finance Committee members Marianne Gallezzo, Leigh Martinson, and Hirak Shah were recently reappointed to 3-year terms set to expire in 2022. Per the town bylaw, Finance Committee members are appointed by the Selectmen Chair, Finance Committee Chair, and Town Moderator.#4) COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES NEWS. Selectmen unanimously approved the Town Manager’s recommendation to appoint Selectman Jonathan Eaton to the Wilmington Commission on Disabilities. Eaton fills the seat that must be held by an elected or public official. Another vacancy on the 7-person committee — which must be filled by a resident with a disability – remains.#5) RMLD ELECTRIC VEHICLE RIDE & DRIVE EVENT. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Reading Municipal Light Department to hold an Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 10am to 3pm, in the municipal parking lot, in conjunction with the Wilmington Farmers Market.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Analog Devices Recognized For Employee Benefits Work Culture Business Growth

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) was recently recognized by Forbes magazine and the Silicon Valley Business Journal for providing industry-leading benefits and a work culture that has led to strong employee satisfaction and pride. The global semiconductor provider employs more than 15,000 individuals who work to solve the world’s biggest technology challenges – from electric and autonomous transportation, to 5G wireless communications, to Industry 4.0, to digital healthcare, and much more. ADI also recently joined the prestigious 2019 Fortune 500, jumping more than 45 spots from its 2018 Fortune 1,000 ranking, due to achieving annual revenues of $6.2 billion in fiscal 2018.Forbes included ADI on its America’s Best Employers 2019 list, ranking the company at #49. The list is based on an anonymous survey of 50,000 Americans working for companies with at least 1,000 employees. Respondents rated how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others and nominate organizations in industries outside their own. Last year, ADI ranked #284 on Forbes’ World’s Best Employers list.ADI was also ranked one of the top 15 largest Bay Area employers on the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. This annual ranking spotlights companies spread across the Bay Area whose employees rate them as exceptional on values such as trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement, and satisfaction of individual needs through great benefits and perks.“Our goal is to make ADI the premier employer for people who want to build long-term careers making a real-world and lasting impact,” said Marnie Seif, Chief People Officer, Analog Devices. “We are proud to be recognized once again as a great employer, and most proud of the fact that these accolades are based on our employees’ own experiences of life at ADI.”To learn more about life at Analog Devices, please visit: https://careers.analog.com/.About Analog DevicesAnalog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is a leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit http://www.analog.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Analog Devices.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Analog Devices Recognized As A Top Place To WorkIn “Business”Wilmington’s Analog Devices Named Top 100 Global Technology Leader By Thomson ReutersIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Analog Devices Honors Top Suppliers At Inaugural Supplier Day 2019In “Business”last_img read more