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SHOE DESIGNER MARK SCHWARTZ TO SHOW SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION IN NYC

Written by admin on Jun 30th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases

With an eye for design , shoe designer and artist Mark Schwartz will debut his spring/summer 2016 shoe collection in NYC on Aug 4 2015

June 29 2015 New York City – For over 30 years, Mark has been churning out unique and interesting designs of shoes; an accessory that he considers to be the most artistic and important. His shoe designs have graced the runways of Paris, Milan and New York as well as the pages of many fashion publications such as Vogue, Elle , W and many more . 

Mark began his design career in the early 1980′s in his early twenties with a 6 year long run with shoe design master – Roger Vivier , Schwartz was hand picked by Vivier to be his assistant in design, after 2 years Schwartz was promoted to Creative Director of Roger Vivier International and was responsible along with Vivier for many of the eclectic shoes that Vivier was designing in that period, many long days drawing with Vivier and falling asleep at his desk , only to wake up amongst sketches and ideas for the next Roger Vivier collection. Schwartz was also introduced by Vivier to Andy Warhol , Warhol mentored Schwartz for about 4 years before his death and taught Schwartz to make actual paintings of his shoe designs see websites-www.markschwartzshoedesign.comtheshoedesigndiariesmarkschwartz.com

Mark Schwartz has reinvented the shoe through his designs . . .

Mark Left Vivier in the late 1980s ( both Vivier and Schwartz remained friends until his death )  Schwartz went on to work in Paris for such houses as Hermes, Balenciaga , Jitrois, Christain Lacroix,  Gucci and in Italy in the Parabiago and Vigevano regions for such factories as Cleo Bottier  and Roveda where Schwartz did private label designs for American stores Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman , Neiman Marcus and Saks.

With a design portfolio in hand Schwartz moved back to his native New York city where he contributed designs to Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and in the mid 1990′s started to produce shoes under his own name 1995 – 2007 . Schwartz sold his namesake designs to private boutiques around the world as well as Nordstrom , Saks and Neiman Marcus. Schwartz also opened his own store on Spring Street in the SOHO section of New York for over 10 years where he debuted his designs and did private designs for the likes of Oprah, Catie Kouric , Madonna, Sharon Stone, Natasha Richardson and many more.  Schwartz then pursued working behind the scene for more private clients and contributing his shoe designs to countless fashion houses and designers he still works in the Parabiago and Vigevano regions of Italy today 2014 on private label collections and contributing his designs to the runway shows in Paris and New York.

Schwartz will be showing his Spring/Summer 2016 collection to buyers and press on August  4,5 and 6 at the Le Parker Meridian Hotel at 119 W.56th Street Suite # 4120 , the collection features his whimsical approach to shoe design with sculpted heels and forward but classic design approach, Schwartz will also debut a line of 100% Silk and Cotton Modal scarves that are made in Italy and feature his artwork of shoes on each one .
 
Contact information –  
Jorge Taveras
tel. 917-209-1090
 
Mark Schwartz
tel. 813 – 389 – 8217


TXHD CEO (Wais Asefi) Interview

Written by admin on Jun 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases

The world of marketing is currently in a state of flux. As the traditional media structures continue to erode and new methods for reaching people rise, it’s clear that good marketing has to dig deeper. Precisely how advertising can reach the most people, or, more importantly, reach the RIGHT people, is a question that continues to swirl. One need look no further than the massive valuations of companies like Facebook ($FB) and Google ($GOOG) to realize that targeted advertising and niche marketing are the wave of the future.

So how does a business stay ahead of the curve? How do you find your target audience and communicate directly with them? Also, how do you maintain a relationship with that audience? How do you ensure that your early marketing efforts continue paying dividends?

One solution could be using text messaging in your marketing. Texts get read more often than emails, they go directly to people’s personal devices, they can include links to more opt-in services, and they can be used for integrated marketing and CRS efforts. That’s why companies like Textmunication ($TXHD) could represent the future of marketing and communication. Textmunication offers clients a complete service for texting customers that allows them to generate leads, advertise, and even just communicate with your existing customer base.

Equities.com got a chance to speak with Wais Asefi, the Chairman and CEO of Textmunication. We discussed how Textmunication provides clients with a broadly applicable communications system that has a variety of uses.

EQ: Can you give me us a brief overview of Textmunication. What is it that you do and what is your exact value proposition?

Wais Asefi: We’re a mobile SMS marketing retention and engagement company currently focused on  the health and fitness vertical. We provide a very cost effective solution to our clients allowing them to communicate a full spectrum of targeted messages to their potential and current members. Our tremendous growth has resulted from our ability to bundle innovative industry specific messaging solutions with trusted and reliable delivery into a very cost effective service, plus our unique solutions are extremely effective.   We provide SMS messaging at much better and lower investment than our competition.  We are currently integrated with most of the major Club Management Systems, and have streamlined services for clients using CMS’s where we are not currently integrated. Our clients enjoy a “hands free” solution for both marketing and customer service, no labor drain. For example, are you currently a member of a gym?

EQ: Yes. LA Fitness.

Wais Asefi: Wonderful, great brand. LA Fitness has proprietary CMS software to manage their members. With our solution, we can interface with their software and build a live connection. LA Fitness can then configure who they want to be messaged, at which points, and what the message should say. So, if the database shows 10 new potential leads, 10 new potential members might get a text tomorrow morning saying “thank you” for your interest, and maybe it includes an incentive. At the same time, if there are 10 new members, those people might get a text saying “Welcome!” and thanking them for joining LA Fitness, and maybe that text includes a link to amenities available, a discount code for their first PT purchase, and it says that you can forward this text to three friends and each of them will get a free seven-day pass. These messages are being sent automatically since our system in integrated with the clubs member management software, CMS.  

The Fitness Industry relies on member communication. Staying in touch with members is vital to member retention and therefore vital for member growth. Our innovative SMS message options include a spectrum of targeted communication designed by fitness industry leaders in marketing and member retention.

We have end to end strategies including Lead generation, Internal Marketing, Customer Retention and Customer Service.

Example of Lead Generation might be our program where people sign up to receive a flyer once a month. At the top of that flyer, there’s a keyword and a shortcode, if you text the word to that shortcode, you receive the SMS autoresponder immediately and our client captures the mobile number and is notified of the keyword activity. Our SMS solutions depends on the type of business, currently we have solutions for several verticals when can see immediate results.

Classic examples of Internal Marketing and Customer service have already been covered, however, an example of our innovative message solutions might be if a member had been going to the gym regularly for four months and then you stop going you could set up a message to say “we miss you.” Not using the gym is one of the top reasons for members to cancel. Engaging before they decide to cancel is very powerful. Another example was one of our gyms, BrickBodies out of Baltimore, was affected by the recent rioting and they had to shut down two of the gyms. They used our systems to send text alerts to all their members to let them know these two locations are closed. Members could then click on a link to find a closer location if they need to work out. We also have Ad hoc messaging, which is very valuable. A gym can send a text message out to all the members saying “Happy Father’s Day from LA Fitness, bring your father in for free workout, special training and workouts, food and entertain for the family.” The idea is to have member communication and engagement on another level.  We also offer our gyms clients automation features such as:

  • Automated lead generation
  • Automated health tip alerts
  • Automated new member alerts
  • Automated cancellation alerts
  • Automated birthday alerts
  • Automated reminders for renewals
  • Automated Personal Training reminders
  • Automated Prospects follow ups

 

And we have industry specific solutions for a variety of different types of clients. We service  restaurants and car washes, plus there are many other verticals to go after.

EQ: Your services provide businesses with a communication network that they can use to keep in touch with their consumers in a very targeted and specific fashion.

Wais Asefi: A lot of businesses use email, which is getting read about 17% of the time. SMS text messaging has a much higher rate of impact, 99% is read within 2 minutes. You read it. Even if you don’t respond to it, you open it and it registers.

Every message that goes out is CTIA and SEC compliant, unlike emails where you receive SPAM.  SMS is only on opt in basis so it’s a communication tool on steroid due to read rate and permission based marketing and communication yet extremely effective.

EQ: Targeted mobile advertising is a really important niche that’s getting a lot of focus from a lot of different areas right now.

Wais Asefi: It is. The ability to communicate with your clients in general has become a high priority. And customizing that communication to each client is the key. Birthdays, anniversaries, appointment reminders; it’s worth it. Let’s say tomorrow you have an appointment with your personal trainer. The appointment is at 4 o’clock. You get a text message at 2 o’clock saying “Be there 5 minutes early to warm up.” Most personal trainers will try to call you the day before, but you get caught up and you forget. SMS can do this same service in a way that is lower cost, more effective, and less labor intensive. Our product is very effective and we support it with education on  how to use it and ongoing customer support.

EQ: How can you guys sort of use your service for advertising and marketing?

Wais Asefi: Let’s take Best Buy ($BBY) as an example. Let’s say Best Buy does three major ad campaigns in one month with radio, TV, and billboards, accompanied by in-store advertising. They can put a keyword and a call to action on each different medium that utilizes our service.

The call to action could be a giant banner you see once you walk inside the store to text BB to 87365 for a chance to win this 100-inch Plasma TV and full surround sound for your house. So you text BB and you get a response back saying “Thank you for opting into Best Buy sweep stakes. Winner to be announced July 4.” Share this text for a free pair of headphones or a coupon for 10% or 20% off or something in that nature so your campaign goes viral. It’s up to our clients on the message but we educate and tech best practices to create consumer-driven virility for thier campaign.

You have these keywords on different mediums. You’ll do that in-store, they have another one on a billboard, all the same call to action. The right call to action will really create engagement for your campaign. If you go to Starbucks ($SBUX) and see something that says “text in Bucks to 87325 for a free sugar,” you’re going to think: “That’s garbage. I’m not going to do that.” But if you walk into a Starbucks and see “Text Bucks to 87325 for a chance to win free coffee for life.” You’re going to text in. That’s what we do and that’s how marketing through your customers works.

EQ: Do you have plans to specifically address the needs of a lot of different industries?

Wais Asefi: At this juncture, we have targeted and refined the right solution for the health and fitness market. We also have solutions for the restaurant, real estate and several other industry. Our next new frontier is Real Estate and Insurance. We have not touched that market yet, but that’s another one we feel we can really dominate.

We have looked at the insurance side. We may make a push into that market in the second quarter of 2016.  Agents would find being able to send out alerts on a monthly basis to be really valuable. If you’re an insurance company like State Farm, Farmers, or Geico, you’re billing customers on a monthly basis. Texting can be a great reminder. Missed payments or declines are an issue in all industries. No company wants to get that call when a client has an accident and, hey, they forgot to make a payment or they declined and the policy has lapsed. If agents can communicate with their members about their payment plans, they can avoid that.  In addition to the pay. Right now, they send out all letters or postcards at a cost of $0.33 each. If an insured receives a text message on behalf of a Farmers agent, there’s instant engagement and advantages for both the customer and the company.

We’re on target to hitting goals with the health and fitness segment. We’re also looking to expand to Brazil once we achieve our goals with the health and fitness vertical. Brazil has the next highest locations of gyms. And as the revenue comes in from the efforts we put forth in the health and fitness vertical, we’re definitely looking to hire more agents to go after different verticals as I have mentioned previously.

EQ: What should investors be in the lookout for over the next year from Textmunication?

Wais Asefi: To have about 20% market share of the health and fitness. There’s about 37,000 gyms in the United States and our goal is to be up and running with about 7,000 of them.

EQ: Do you have any additional closing comments that you’d like to make?

Wais Asefi: We really are the most reliable and effective solution in the Fitness industry currently and will be as well on the insurance other focused verticals we are bring forth the solution to, its been great speaking with you and will have further updates very soon.

About Textmunication Holdings, Inc.

Textmunication is an online mobile marketing platform service that will connect merchants with their customers and allow them to drive loyalty and repeat business in a non-intrusive, value added medium. For merchants it provides a mobile marketing platform where they can always send the most up-to-date offers/discounts/alerts/events schedule, such as happy hours, trivia night, and other campaigns. The consumer can also access specials and promotions that merchants choose to distribute through Textmunication by opting in to keywords designated to the merchants keywords. Allowing consumers to take their information wherever they go and learn about the latest buzz as soon as they are available, providing the consumer events, deals, and messages on their cellphone via SMS messaging, Textmunication is a mobile marketing platform that connects the mass consumer to the content that they crave — anywhere, anytime, through virtually any mobile device for all local events and promotions.

http://textmunication.com

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this press release as they reflect Textmunication Holdings’ current expectations with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in Textmunication Holdings’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.

Contact:
Wais Asefi
925-250-4282


The Last Train Home-Religion, Science and Politics: The new Morality of Climate Change

Written by admin on Jun 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases

Los Angeles, CA June 29, 2015 – Zamp Nicall’s latest music video “The Last Train Home” takes a look at the perplexing and radical changes to earth’s environment. 

“In our latest release, The Last Train Home, we present an in depth yet artistic review of the new morality of climate change. Whether it be through the news, social media, television, and/or the physical repercussions and daily changes taking place around us -we are consistently being reminded that our planet is in danger,” Says Big Parade CEO Zamp Nicall. “It is our intention to radiate awareness to this serious cause and more by capturing the attention of youth and forward thinking individuals alike through music and film. We are aiming to generate social, environmental and political proactivity through art”.

 With current media attention focusing on encroaching global warming devastation more than ever, the time for action is imminent. Recently, critical voices such as Pope Francis have come forth with “Doomsday” predictions and imperative warnings. Pope Francis claims, “We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social,” Francis states, “but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.” A recent response from presidential candidate Jeb Bush “I’m a skeptic not a scientist” proves the issue remains highly politicized.

“The Last Train Home- Earth on the Edge” examines both the state of our environment and the health of our planet earth, leaving viewers to question what their role is in protecting our planet. It is the Big Parade’s objective to provoke listeners to become proactive both socially AND environmentally. 

The Big Parade is a multimedia music and film company founded by critically acclaimed Songwriter/Music editor Zamp Nicall. He is currently making waves with his artistic political statements that are anything but conventional. Placing over 300 songs in primetime television as well as providing music editing services for such shows as: Nip/Tuck, The Closer, The Shield, Major Crimes, The Big Parade has produced over 30+ music videos with unique artistic statements based on current events. 

Blurring the lines between art and politics, Zamp Nicall’s ‘Big Parade’ aims to expose veracity within politics and socially relevant issues to a new generation of Millennials via music videos and social commentary, all while continuing to break boundaries

With Avant Garde music videos  like “Big Business, Propaganda and the Subconscious Mind”, “The Last Train Home, Earth on the Edge”, and “Under the Midnight Sun, Nightmares in the Nuclear Age”; covering such topics as political corruption, environmental destruction, social injustice and the proliferation of the military economy, just to name a few, The Big Parade aims to diffuse consciousness of socially accordant topics while visually stimulating their audience.

At present, The Big Parade continues to produce relevant and important messages through film and music media, expanding their followers while captivating new and progressive activists. New videos are slated for release within the coming weeks.


Contact

To learn more about The Big Parade, please contact:

Ari Levian, West Coast Media Director • Studio City, CA • (845) 430-8604
Paradebiz@hotmail.com • www.thebigparade.netwww.youtube.com/thebigparade


Misting: The Evolution of a “Still Young” Industry

Written by admin on Jun 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases

Phoenix, AZ June 26th, 2015. Twenty-five years have passed since a young man John M. came thru the door at PSI with an Idea.  None of the following could have been thought of at the time.  John had just graduated from A.S.U.  His father had come up with an inexpensive way to cool-off chickens in the Southern California climate, and therefore to produce more eggs.  That first simple idea developed by Bill Sommers, has now circled the globe with International companies producing a mist cooling system for arid climates, matriculating industries like mosquito abatement, humidification and dust impingement.  Being the almost original precursor of this engineering phenomena, Bill launched the idea of people cooling in Arizona. 

“At the beginning, this was extremely slow, because it had to be shown to be believed. Plus attempting to find people and places for this show and tell was extremely exasperating.  Once launched with an objective and a well thought out pump system, the opportunities began to show the initiative was not for naught.  Yes, it took about 5 years initially to get the word out but it did spread and became a means of bringing temperatures down to make life compatible on the patios and food services as outside air-conditioning” commented Bill Sommers President at Pressure Systems/MistAir.

Because Sommers wanted systems that would last in service for a duration of comfort they produced systems that were overbuilt way beyond the specifications of the pump manufacturer’s recommendations.  This concept allowed for long warranties and the acceptance of this style of equipment to be placed within the comfort of the purchasing community.  “Others have tried to cheapen the original recommendationsWe see this also in other industries where the initial perfume of the flowers turns into the putrid of decay. When you build the product correctly you can withstand among the rest.” stated Chris Sommers VP at MistAir.

So far this year MistAir has worked installing and servicing misting systems in commercial places such as: The Biltmore Plaza, Kierland Commons, Wet-n-Wild, Oreganos, Harkins Theaters, Red Robin and also hundreds of residences within the Valley of the Sun, thanks to their finance program which allows owners to buy high pressure misting system with a built-in POWER washer, for around $100 a month.

Keep cool under pressure with PSI & MistAir!

Media Contact

Berenice Curro

602 253 6200

bere@psi-mistair.com

 


Faith Steps for Military Families by Lisa Nixon Phillips is a Finalist in the 2015 Indie Book Awards

Written by admin on Jun 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases

June 26, 2015 – Faith Steps for Military Families by Lisa Nixon Phillips was named a ‘finalist’ in the 2015 Indie Book Awards under the Religious/Non-Fiction category. (www.IndieBookAwards.com).

About the Military Family Lifestyle

Even though it was welcomed news to learn that the overall divorce rate among military marriages dropped in the last two years, it’s probably due to the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan paring down. Still, a military marriage is a tough lifestyle. And unfortunately, many military marriages lack a spiritual foundation when heading into major transitions like relocating domestically or overseas, family separations, deployments, and lengthy missions. Having faith as a part of a military marriage works much like a ship’s anchor.  It can hold and keep a family stable and hopeful because there’s the knowledge that a Sovereign God, or a Higher Power is in charge, and everything that affects the family is seen first through a lens of faith. Faith gives meaning and purpose to a complex lifestyle. This shared interest empowers the service member and the family to maintain one common purpose–to stay focused on the mission, both abroad and at home. “Like every military family, my marriage and family hit hard times, even desperate times, but having spiritual resolve gave us the extra grit and grace we needed when we wavered in mental and emotional strength.”

The military community agrees that faith and prayer do make a difference in the overall well-being and resiliency (the ability to bounce back after a difficult setback) of military families. The key benefit is it leads to a strong spiritual family unity that becomes the reservoir from which to draw strength from.

About the Book

Everyone loves the Book of Psalms. They are rich in imagery, faith, and raw emotion. Faith Steps for Military Families – Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent uses fifteen specific psalms to convey biblical concepts for building a spiritual foundation into military homes. Packed full of rich and descriptive metaphors, each psalm reveals a theme. Faith Steps for Military Families develops these themes and translates them into the lives of twenty-first century military families. Come away with a deeper understanding of God’s nature as Protector, Keeper and the Night Watchman, hope for when life as a military family is on hold, how a spirit of unity build resiliency into the military family, the danger of a complacent faith, how God defends His people, and other themes.

Brief Book Review: Thank you, Lisa Nixon Phillips. Faith Steps for Military Families took me deep into God’s Word, revealed its profound relevance for today, and encouraged my heart. Military families, if you’re looking for solid, biblically-based guidance and hope, look no further. The truth held within the psalms Lisa has chosen to explore has the power to change lives.
– Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives

Lisa’s book is available to order through her website at http://www.LisaNixonPhillips.com and through Amazon.com, and BarnesandNoble.com. It is also available on Kindle.

About Lisa

Lisa Phillips is a retired Navy wife and mother, originally from Lawrence, Kansas, far from the world of war ships and deployments. At the time they met, her husband, Ray, was stationed on the U.S.S. Kansas City, home ported in Alameda, California. Lisa writes and speaks on topics relating to the complex military lifestyle. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #178 and is active in her community with military families and veterans. She has two grown children. Her daughter, Megan serves as a Captain in the Army National Guard and her son, Lawrence, is attending college and pursuing a Navy career. Just before her husband’s Navy retirement in 2003, they purchase Ed’s Transmission Of Marysville – a rebuild facility in Marysville, WA. Lisa and her husband have been married 28 years.

To check out Lisa’s website and blog on articles about the military lifestyle or to inquire about her speaking, go to her website at http://www.LisaNixonPhillips.com

You can also find her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FaithStepsForMilitaryFamilies and on Twitter @LisaNixonPhilli


GunAdsUSA.COM has executed a co-venture agreement with the Lone Survivor Foundation

Written by admin on Jun 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases

June 22, 2015 GunAdsUSA.COM has executed a co-venture agreement with the Lone Survivor Foundation to help raise capital for this invaluable organization. GunAdUSA.COM will host an auction, once a month, for a high value item with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation. GunAdsUSA.COM invites the shooting sports industry to donate unique items for future auctions.

The Lone Survivor Foundation was founded by US Navy SEAL (Ret.) Marcus Luttrell. LSF provides wounded service members, veterans, and their families with fully funded educational and therapeutic retreats to help them cope with the invisible wounds of war and adjust to the effects of their experiences while assisting them with transition into what may be looked at as their “new normal.”

About Lone Survivor Foundation

The Lone Survivor Foundation is a federally approved 501C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to restore, empower, and renew hope for wounded service members and their families using health, wellness, and therapeutic support. LSF was established in 2010 by Retired US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, a Houston native. For more information, please visit www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org

About GunAdsUSA.com

GunAdsUSA.com is an advertising channel of QCB Media a Limited Liability Corporation that provides seamless multi-channel advertising solutions to consumers and retailers. QCB Media LLC plans to launch their next platform in Q4 of 2015.
Contact: Brian or Blake Cornish
Phone: 310-431-6332
Email: Sales@GunAdsUSA.com


West Coast Rapper Sitting Dove Ratchets Up Revolutionary Fervor with New Zeta (EP) Release

Written by admin on Jun 26th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases

West Coast Rapper Sitting Dove releases his new Zeta EP on July 14th, 2015 as a follow up to his groundbreaking debut Blossom (2014) LP.  Ratcheting up  revolutionary fervor on one hand while succumbing to the alluring grip of MK-Ultra mind control programming on the other, Sitting Dove takes us on a journey from the front lines of a ‘Global Revolution’ into the dicey worlds of witchcraft, depravity, and spiritual abyss. [*Available on iTunes and elsewhere online July 14, 2015. Pre-Order available on CD Baby July 4th.]

On the Zeta EP, Sitting Dove keeps his key production players in tact—again leaning on the seasoned acumen of two music industry legends: Miami mix engineer/producer Lu Diaz (Pitbull, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Kid Ink) and mastering engineer Gene Grimaldi of Oasis Mastering (Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Austin Mahone). All Zeta EP vocals were recorded by James Kang for Blue Room West (Santa Monica, CA ) who also provided key preliminary mixing while veteran mix engineer Ric McRae (Dr. Dre, Azealia Banks) provided crucial mixing and production contributions as well. Instrumental production was provided by Mike Lightner and Corbett for Jee Juh Productions.

The Zeta EP’s opening track “Rise” is an orchestral, djembe-laden, big-kick meditation that blends the earthy with the dreamy while surgically breaking down the institutional forces that undermine the dreams and aspirations of the ‘common Joe and Josephine.’ In this gritty Gregorian chant of sorts, Sitting Dove both challenges and baits his listeners: “If you want to be warrior, now it’s time to ride.”

The EP’s title track “Zeta” is musically late-night funk meets ‘slinky keyboard circuitry.’ With its hooky, free-falling bellows, this paradoxically upbeat mind warp of a song explores the eerie effects of MK-Ultra mind control programming on both the world-at-large and his own fraying psyche. While praising the courage of comedian Katt Williams, Dr. Martin Luther King, JFK, and former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Sitting Dove takes a few tongue-in-cheek pokes at Hollywood, Madonna and the haunted, neon-tinted dreamscape in which he finds himself fully immersed—the hook proudly proclaiming his grandiose death wish of attaining “Zeta Glory.”

Feeling “the Omega programming kicking in,” Sitting Dove abandons all of his normal conventions and ironically—maybe tragically—goes mainstream with the EP’s final track, “Feminist.” This other-worldly, rock-tinged, horror-core rap finds Sitting Dove revisiting his ‘Mr. Sleaze’ alter-ego with more glee and creepy aplomb than ever before. Wholly embodying the sex-tinged mantle of MTV Pop and Hip Hop culture, Sitting Dove unleashes his most rabid and politically incorrect diatribe to date. In both the “Explicit” version and cleverly-adapted “Clean” version, Sitting Dove takes us on a rapturous ride into a seemingly endless Hollywood night…

Also included on the Zeta EP is an abbreviated “Radio Edit” of the song “Rise.” 

For more information or to interview Sitting Dove, contact:

Bella Bloom
pr@sittingdove.com
310-663-4703


New report suggests Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector problems are logistics provider opportunities

Written by admin on Jun 25th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases
  • North America spending 6.7% of total CPG sales on logistics whilst Europe spends just over 10.5%
  • Markets in the emerging economies have much higher cost bases- possibly twice that of the US
  • Obstacle to growth of CPG sector in emerging markets remains poor efficiency of logistics

The Consumer Packaged Goods sector is one of the largest customers for contract logistics. With estimated revenues of over half a billion it is a global business that can make unique demands of logistics services. The Global CPG Logistics 2015 report looks at both the size of the logistics operations supporting CPG and the nature of what the CPG demands from logistics providersaccording to author and Ti Senior Analyst Thomas Cullen.

June 25th, London, UK: The consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector (also known as FMCG) is a giant with global sales exceeding $550bn. The markets that make up this global sector are diverse in character and research for Ti’s latest report, Global CPG Logistics 2015, has identified the key differences between them.

Within developed economies there is a marked difference between the CPG sector in North America and Europe. Ti’s research indicates that the channels of consumption have become increasingly important in determining the logistics cost and nature of CPG supply chains and that this now accounts for the difference between Europe and North America. In fact Ti’s research shows that the CPG sector in North America spends just 6.8% of revenue on logistics, in Europe logistics spend is up at 10.5%, largely because of Europe’s stronger disposition towards e-commerce.

Between the developed world and emerging markets the principal differences are the sophistication of logistics services available, the costs and limitations inherent in those services and the disparity in growth rates.

Naturally the developed world’s long standing middle class has for decades demanded immediate access to CPG, leading to long term moderate growth after the initial boom. In contrast the emerging middle class in developing nations is only now beginning to find its appetite for CPG. As this trend continues Ti expects it to constitute one of the major drivers of growth in the global CPG sector and consequently in demand for complex logistics services. Demographic projections suggest that by 2030 emerging markets will account for some 90% of the global middle class and therefore much of the demand for CPG and associated logistics services.

Just as Ti found significant differences in the characteristics of CPG logistics in the developed world, the company’s research has also uncovered considerable gulfs between different emerging markets. This is clearest when looking at the scale and buying power of the middle classes in China and South East Asia, which massively outstrips their counterparts in India and Brazil. These differences in demand are also reflected in the disparity in the sophistication of logistics services between developing markets. For instance Ti’s in depth examination of the service offerings of LSPs in emerging markets showed significantly more complex solutions on offer in China than in Brazil or India.

The report shows that the CPG sector is quite stable in the developed world but that changing channels of consumption mean that there is scope for new service offerings and solutions to be implemented. Meanwhile in emerging markets there is a surging demand for more sophisticated logistics services to cater for growing demand for CPG.

Notes to Editors

About Global CPG Logistics 2015

Global CPG Logistics 2015 offers insight into the consumer packaged goods market, with analysis of the main CPG businesses and their supply chains, as well as the logistics providers they do business with. In addition, Ti has sized the CPG market and, based on bespoke research, is sharing its estimate of logistics costs across developing and emerging markets.

About Transport Intelligence

Transport Intelligence (Ti) is one of the world’s leading providers of expert research and analysis dedicated to the global logistics industry. Utilising the expertise of professionals with decades of experience in the mail, express and logistics industry, Ti has developed a range of market leading web-based products, reports, profiles and services used by all the world’s leading logistics suppliers, consultancies and banks as well as many users of logistics services.

www.transportintelligence.com

Transport Intelligence Key Contact: Holly Francis, Marketing Executive, hfrancis@transportintelligence.com


New report suggests Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector problems are logistics provider opportunities

Written by admin on Jun 25th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases
  • North America spending 6.7% of total CPG sales on logistics whilst Europe spends just over 10.5%
  • Markets in the emerging economies have much higher cost bases- possibly twice that of the US
  • Obstacle to growth of CPG sector in emerging markets remains poor efficiency of logistics

The Consumer Packaged Goods sector is one of the largest customers for contract logistics. With estimated revenues of over half a billion it is a global business that can make unique demands of logistics services. The Global CPG Logistics 2015 report looks at both the size of the logistics operations supporting CPG and the nature of what the CPG demands from logistics providersaccording to author and Ti Senior Analyst Thomas Cullen.

June 25th, London, UK: The consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector (also known as FMCG) is a giant with global sales exceeding $550bn. The markets that make up this global sector are diverse in character and research for Ti’s latest report, Global CPG Logistics 2015, has identified the key differences between them.

Within developed economies there is a marked difference between the CPG sector in North America and Europe. Ti’s research indicates that the channels of consumption have become increasingly important in determining the logistics cost and nature of CPG supply chains and that this now accounts for the difference between Europe and North America. In fact Ti’s research shows that the CPG sector in North America spends just 6.8% of revenue on logistics, in Europe logistics spend is up at 10.5%, largely because of Europe’s stronger disposition towards e-commerce.

Between the developed world and emerging markets the principal differences are the sophistication of logistics services available, the costs and limitations inherent in those services and the disparity in growth rates.

Naturally the developed world’s long standing middle class has for decades demanded immediate access to CPG, leading to long term moderate growth after the initial boom. In contrast the emerging middle class in developing nations is only now beginning to find its appetite for CPG. As this trend continues Ti expects it to constitute one of the major drivers of growth in the global CPG sector and consequently in demand for complex logistics services. Demographic projections suggest that by 2030 emerging markets will account for some 90% of the global middle class and therefore much of the demand for CPG and associated logistics services.

Just as Ti found significant differences in the characteristics of CPG logistics in the developed world, the company’s research has also uncovered considerable gulfs between different emerging markets. This is clearest when looking at the scale and buying power of the middle classes in China and South East Asia, which massively outstrips their counterparts in India and Brazil. These differences in demand are also reflected in the disparity in the sophistication of logistics services between developing markets. For instance Ti’s in depth examination of the service offerings of LSPs in emerging markets showed significantly more complex solutions on offer in China than in Brazil or India.

The report shows that the CPG sector is quite stable in the developed world but that changing channels of consumption mean that there is scope for new service offerings and solutions to be implemented. Meanwhile in emerging markets there is a surging demand for more sophisticated logistics services to cater for growing demand for CPG.

Notes to Editors

About Global CPG Logistics 2015

Global CPG Logistics 2015 offers insight into the consumer packaged goods market, with analysis of the main CPG businesses and their supply chains, as well as the logistics providers they do business with. In addition, Ti has sized the CPG market and, based on bespoke research, is sharing its estimate of logistics costs across developing and emerging markets.

About Transport Intelligence

Transport Intelligence (Ti) is one of the world’s leading providers of expert research and analysis dedicated to the global logistics industry. Utilising the expertise of professionals with decades of experience in the mail, express and logistics industry, Ti has developed a range of market leading web-based products, reports, profiles and services used by all the world’s leading logistics suppliers, consultancies and banks as well as many users of logistics services.

www.transportintelligence.com

Transport Intelligence Key Contact: Holly Francis, Marketing Executive, hfrancis@transportintelligence.com


New report suggests Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector problems are logistics provider opportunities

Written by admin on Jun 25th, 2015 | Filed under: Press Releases
  • North America spending 6.7% of total CPG sales on logistics whilst Europe spends just over 10.5%
  • Markets in the emerging economies have much higher cost bases- possibly twice that of the US
  • Obstacle to growth of CPG sector in emerging markets remains poor efficiency of logistics

The Consumer Packaged Goods sector is one of the largest customers for contract logistics. With estimated revenues of over half a billion it is a global business that can make unique demands of logistics services. The Global CPG Logistics 2015 report looks at both the size of the logistics operations supporting CPG and the nature of what the CPG demands from logistics providersaccording to author and Ti Senior Analyst Thomas Cullen.

June 25th, London, UK: The consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector (also known as FMCG) is a giant with global sales exceeding $550bn. The markets that make up this global sector are diverse in character and research for Ti’s latest report, Global CPG Logistics 2015, has identified the key differences between them.

Within developed economies there is a marked difference between the CPG sector in North America and Europe. Ti’s research indicates that the channels of consumption have become increasingly important in determining the logistics cost and nature of CPG supply chains and that this now accounts for the difference between Europe and North America. In fact Ti’s research shows that the CPG sector in North America spends just 6.8% of revenue on logistics, in Europe logistics spend is up at 10.5%, largely because of Europe’s stronger disposition towards e-commerce.

Between the developed world and emerging markets the principal differences are the sophistication of logistics services available, the costs and limitations inherent in those services and the disparity in growth rates.

Naturally the developed world’s long standing middle class has for decades demanded immediate access to CPG, leading to long term moderate growth after the initial boom. In contrast the emerging middle class in developing nations is only now beginning to find its appetite for CPG. As this trend continues Ti expects it to constitute one of the major drivers of growth in the global CPG sector and consequently in demand for complex logistics services. Demographic projections suggest that by 2030 emerging markets will account for some 90% of the global middle class and therefore much of the demand for CPG and associated logistics services.

Just as Ti found significant differences in the characteristics of CPG logistics in the developed world, the company’s research has also uncovered considerable gulfs between different emerging markets. This is clearest when looking at the scale and buying power of the middle classes in China and South East Asia, which massively outstrips their counterparts in India and Brazil. These differences in demand are also reflected in the disparity in the sophistication of logistics services between developing markets. For instance Ti’s in depth examination of the service offerings of LSPs in emerging markets showed significantly more complex solutions on offer in China than in Brazil or India.

The report shows that the CPG sector is quite stable in the developed world but that changing channels of consumption mean that there is scope for new service offerings and solutions to be implemented. Meanwhile in emerging markets there is a surging demand for more sophisticated logistics services to cater for growing demand for CPG.

Notes to Editors

About Global CPG Logistics 2015

Global CPG Logistics 2015 offers insight into the consumer packaged goods market, with analysis of the main CPG businesses and their supply chains, as well as the logistics providers they do business with. In addition, Ti has sized the CPG market and, based on bespoke research, is sharing its estimate of logistics costs across developing and emerging markets.

About Transport Intelligence

Transport Intelligence (Ti) is one of the world’s leading providers of expert research and analysis dedicated to the global logistics industry. Utilising the expertise of professionals with decades of experience in the mail, express and logistics industry, Ti has developed a range of market leading web-based products, reports, profiles and services used by all the world’s leading logistics suppliers, consultancies and banks as well as many users of logistics services.

www.transportintelligence.com

Transport Intelligence Key Contact: Holly Francis, Marketing Executive, hfrancis@transportintelligence.com