Creating Successful Public Relations Is The Status Labs Mission

The best reputation recovery and management company in Austin, Texas, Status Labs, has given out several important pieces of advice for anyone who needs to put together an effective Public Relations (PR) campaign. Their advice boils down to this list of tips:

Use An Elevator Pitch. Journalists only have a limited amount of time to listen to your story, so keep it to about 11 seconds.

Focus on One Topic. Only contact a key journalist who specializes in the one, and only one, topic you are describing.

Tell an Interesting Story. It is a story you want conveyed, not an advertisement, so keep it too the basics: timing, significance, proximity, prominence, and human interest.

Identify Your Audience. This should probably be an Assignment Editor or a Managing Editor. Invite them to join in social media with you, especially on sites like LinkedIn and Twitter.

Cater To Journalists. They demand a lot, so give it to them: lots of accurate data, good photographs, and answer any of their questions.

The Internet has changed all the rules that used to exist in the world of public relations. The area of Image Management has especially changed with the advent of the Search engines, such as Google and Bing, on the World Wide Web. Status Labs is one of the few Public Relations and Image Management firms that are in step with these 21st century times. The media management of relationships and strategies leveraging modern digital communications provide direct insight for key individuals. Part of the “Digital First” objectives of the team of PR experts at Status Labs is to stay in close connection with key bloggers and journalists across all sectors of the economy.

The emotionally charged positive experiences that Status Labs is able to produce helps their clients’ audiences buy and participate. Many of their clients have enlarged their media impact, rolled out new product lines, and improved the images of politicians. Each situation requires a different solution, which the team steps up to invent and customize to the exact needs of each and every client.

Status Labs’ Co-founder and President is Darius Fisher, who has endeavored to create great account management teams, both in the U.S. and abroad. Fisher is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Many of his entrepreneurial exploits have been featured in publications, such as The New York Times, The Observer, Yahoo!, US News & World Report, The Daily Beast, and DuJour.

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SKOUT Extends Its Services to Polish to Meet the Increasing Demand

  • June 27, 2016
  • Apps

Communication is one of the very essential things with the increasing population and needs for further interaction. Information is conveyed faster with less time wastage and using fewer resources. Social media sites have come up with simplified means, and all that one needs just an internet connection.

Skout is a global platform for making friends, chatting and finding dates. It was established in 2007 by the Andreesen Horwitz Company headquartered in San Francisco. Skout uses a Facebook-like interface, and all that is required is to shake the phone to connect to the other user shaking the phone and Chatting starts. The entire SKOUT community spans more than 180 countries which is available in 22 languages.

The users are required to log in via Facebook or Google+ and tell their friends that they are ready for the go. It has over 100 million downloads worldwide, and this makes it one of the most active social networks for mobile devices on Google Play. It has interesting features such as likes, comments, virtual gifts and backstage photos which can be unlocked through in-app credits and this even gives one an excuse to interact with strangers.

According to the SAN FRANCISCO/PRNewswire, SKOUT is the leading global app and helps one meet new people and extend the social circle, and it announced to be now available in Polish. Skout’s community in Poland has grown over the last two years making the number of connections made by Skouters to increase by more than 40%.

Christian Wiklund, CO-founder, and CEO of SKOUT said they are happy to make SKOUT available in Poland and to improve upon the existing experience for their Polish community. He also added that they are always searching for ways to enhance the experience of SKOUT to new people.

SKOUT app which is also free to download for Android and iOS devices enables one to meet new people sharing the same interest and also travel to meet new friends all over the world. The SKOUT’S travel feature was used to make more than 16 million journeys in 2015.It has released the newest feature “Interested?”, which uses the search settings to find Skouters sharing similar interests.

The app has been available in 22 languages which are English, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian,Spanish,Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish, Indonesian.

SKOUT for iOS or Android devices can be downloaded from and also can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

SKOUT serves as the best app ever for those who love chatting, socializing with new friends and following their interests on the globe. Join the millions of shakers around the world to experience the sweetness of SKOUT.

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A Key Voice on Venezuela’s Economic Future

David Osio has been busy watching the economy of Venezuela very closely. Employed as General Manager of SUMAHI Tecnosigma, and CEO for the Davos Financial Group, Mr. Osio has been well placed to view developments in the country, and he has been pointing out the potential risks to the country for some time. Already in October of 2015, Mr. Osio, who attained a doctorate in business administration from the Universidad Metropolitana of Venezuela, saw significant trouble on the horizon, pointing to the bond rates for the country. He commented to Maduradas that the high bond rates indicated a potential default of the troubled nation’s debt. The only element continuing in Venezuela’s favor was relatively high gasoline prices. Even with those taken into account though, the country would at most be able to put off reconciling with its creditors for a year.

Having laid down a marker for the potential risk, Osio was then quick to point out the serious danger facing the country when petroleum prices took a nose dive in early 2016. Having labelled this as the key indicator for the ability of the country to avoid reconciling with its creditors, Osio was quick to make it known that the oil crash could have dire effects on the country’s economic health in 2016. While other oil exporting countries such as Colombia and Mexico were adversely affected by the fall in prices, their free floating currencies allowed their values to adjust to remain in equilibrium with the global economy. However, Venezuala’s managed monetary system lacked this flexibility, and the result has been significant price inflation, and general shortages as the country is unable to purchase needed imports either for industry or consumers. Venezeula is also particularly reliant on oil, as it represents 95% of the country’s exports.

Having predicted the shape of the crisis to come, Osio began looking for potential solutions. In March, he pointed out that the country’s chief creditor and a potential partner in reform, China, was displeased with the internal economic policy of the country, but that the country would likely be able to avoid defaulting on its debt in the short to medium term. The country has enough potential, that if it works with China to achieve a positive internal economic policy for the country along with needed the investment, the state should be able to ensure that Venezuela is able to return to a healthy growth trajectory in the future.

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How Does Online Reputation Management Work With A Search Fixer?

Online reputation management companies are in existence to make sure that every client is able to get the results they need without trying to do it on their own. Every client needs to know that their reputation is not tarnished online, but the only way to do that is to have a search firm like handling the problem. The problem can only be handled when someone is creating new positive content for the client.

The positive content that is created for the client is there to make sure the negative content online is no longer present. That can cause problems for people who are trying to find the negative content, and it puts the negative content out of the reach of normal searchers. The search fixing firm writes a lot of positive content on behalf of the client, and the positive content is written using the information that was supplied to the client.

The positive information that is supplied to the client can include pictures, and it can include items like new ventures or partnerships that have been agreed upon. This makes it a lot easier for the search fixer to create better content, and it also helps people see the company in a different light. These are usually partnerships that include helping with charities, partnering with other companies and managing a lot of different things that are helpful in their industry.

Someone who is trying to make sure that their company is no longer tarnished online should ask a search fixer to solve the problem, especially to fix negative reputation. The search fixer does everything that is needed to make the client look better, and they personally track all their results to see how effective their content is. They know that they need to be a volume business, and that makes the client look amazing.

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Doe Deere’s Interactive Lime Crime Page

The Internet has created a great opportunity for entrepreneurs of all kinds, and the wise ones out there have taken advantage of its resources in a very savvy way. One of the companies that is having a major breakthrough in its use of social media is Lime Crime Cosmetics. This colorful, bold cosmetics line was launched by CEO Doe Deere back in 2008, and since then this innovative line is having a major influence on the way makeup is promoted.

Deere is smart in her use of all the Internet has to offer. She has a Lime Crime Instagram page that encourages its followers to send in their own photos of how they use the line’s makeup, and the photos are beautiful.  All of which can be seen @limecrimemakeup. This interactive quality has brought the traffic on the site up and up, and it has now broken through with over 2 million followers. No doubt, Deere has totally caught on to how social media can be used wisely to promote products. There’s also no doubt that larger brands are paying attention to the success Lime Crime is having in promoting its products online.

The Lime Crime Difference

What makes Lime Crime’s products so different? For Deere, it’s all about making a bold statement about beauty. In her view, women like to look great, and what they need is the resources to make it happen in a big way. That’s why this brand uses offbeat colors, like blue, purple or black for lipstick, yet shows women how these unusual colors can make them look unique, and uniquely gorgeous.

With over 2 million followers on Instagram and counting, there’s no doubt that Doe Deere is making a path that other companies will be following as well.

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Luciana Lossio: a champion in Brazilian courts and on Equestrian fields

Graduating with a degree in law from the University Center of Brazil in 1999, Luciana Lossio has since built a name for herself within the Brazilian legal system. She’s been recently named to assume the office of minister holder of Electoral Tribunal Superior. Prior to taking on the new role she has had an extremely successful career as a lawyer especially in the area of Electoral Law. She also has expertise in the following legal areas: Civil Procedural Law, State and Constitutional Law, and Legal Order and Public Ministry. Lossio is currently a member of the Brazilian Institute of Electoral Law (IBRADE).

During her career as a lawyer Luciana Lossio has represented notorious clients – many who were governors and senior members of the executive branch. In addition to her professional milestones, the new TSE Minister has made some historical achievements as a woman; she was the first female to hold the position of Substitute Minister of the Superior Electoral Count in 2011.

Previously, Luciana Lossio spent seven years at the Attorney General’s Office where she worked alongside former Attorney Generals Cláudio Fonteles and Geraldo Brindeiro. During this tenure at PGR she advised and oversaw legal processes concerning the TSE and TSF. Her exemplary performance in this capacity did not go unnoticed.

Whether serving as a lawyer or adviser Luciana Lossio has shown extreme competence and knowledge in various areas of the law. She possess the ability to deal with situations and cases of high complexity. Also, her personal qualities, outside of her legal qualifications, are another reason she will make a favorable fit the role of the Minister Holder of Electrical Tribunal Superior. The chair, after all, should be occupied by someone of high value which is critical for the institution as a whole. Lossio has clearly demonstrated such characteristics during the eve of the constituency.

When she’s not working busily in the field of law, Luciana Lossio can be seen on the equestrian fields. She started to ride horses at the age of six and this activity has become a lifelong passion. With such an involved career, riding horses in her free time has brought balance into her life. Her dedication to this sport has also led to various accolades; she has earned the title of Brazilian Champion in Amateur Jumping. With the support of her father, Lossio and her special mare Nikita have represented Brazil at various equestrian competitions abroad. Despite overcoming obstacles on equestrian fields and in court rooms, Luciana Lossio faces a long, bright future.

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Halvorssen Is Still Spreading the Love

Thor Halvorssen is not a man, born to wealth and privilege who decided to take on the plight of the oppressed in Venezuela. He and his family have lived and are living it. His grandfather served as the Norwegian consul to Venezuela during World War II. His Venezuelan mother is a descendent of Cristol Mendoza and Simon Bolivar. Fighting for human rights and individual liberty may part of his DNA, but it is also family life.

His father was imprisoned and tortured after exposing corruption in the government. His mother was shot during an anti-Chavez demonstration. His cousin, Leopoldo Lopez currently is in prison for opposing the current government.

After his father’s imprisonment, Halvorssen became involved full time in the promotion of due process and human rights. Following his mother’s shooting, he founded the New York based Human Rights Foundation. HRF works to free political prisoners and promote democracy in Latin America. HRF has successfully secured the release of several prisoners and has submitted evidence and briefs to organizations working for human rights.

Educated in the United States, Halvorssen says, “I love people!” He particularly loves dissidents and defectors, the ones that other people label troublemakers who stand against authoritarian governments.

Halvorssen is not a passive human rights proponent. He is not afraid to get down and dirty. After traveling to North Vietnam to interview the head of a banned Buddhist Church, he was arrested, beaten and detained. Eventually, Halvorssen convinced the officials that he was a sincere Buddhist seeker.

Thor Halvorssen is not a man who is concerned only the rights of the people of Venezuela. He works tirelessly with other groups around the world working to free political prisoners and further human rights. Halvorssen hopes to see the North Koreans free from their totalitarian leader, Kim Jong-un. Nor does he hesitate to call out Hollywood celebrities who perform for dictators whose abuses are displayed in newspapers, online, and on television throughout the world.

Halvorssen has accomplished much in his 40 short years. With his energy and dedication, he will continue to “spread the love” as he describes it.

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Anthony Marsala COO At Madison Street Capital 7th Winner of Emerging Leaders Award

The M&A Advisor has proudly announced that Madison Street Capital (MSC) Anthony Marsala has won their 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award. The competition was fierce for this award, Marsala beat out literally hundreds of other potential candidates. His high level of professional expert wisdom, coupled with many great accomplishments in his life, were the main factors that distinguished him as a senior innovative leader in business.

Marsala was enthusiastic and typical of his degree of character, immediately credited his whole team for the award. Originally called the ’40 Under 40 Awards,’ the M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards, as it is now known, it is a celebration of young financial and investment banker professionals’ achievements. They must also make a sizeable impact with their success in business, so they must be remarked about favorably in their community and industry.

Madison Street Capital was actually co-founded by Anthony Marsala, and who remains the Chief Operating Officer (COO), has performed with high intelligence and grace under pressure. For over 15 years he has worked in investment banking. His leveraged finance experience as well as M&A advisory investigations and evaluations are accentuated by his CVA certificate. The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts have selected him as an honoree in the NACVA. The President and Co-CEO of the publication “The M&A Advisor” said he believed that all Emerging Leader Award recipients will still bring more advancements to the industry in the future.

Madison Street Capital (MSC) has a lot of experience with winning awards. Their services help their corporate clients succeed in their many milestones and goals. Many of the leading businesses in the nation have relied upon MSC for key financial advisory services. Sometimes this has also led to MSC supplying detailed coaching and advising for M&A purposes. They have created a network of the top M&A, turnaround, and finance professional experts. Key to MSC’s mission is the ethics they employ, which include integrity, excellence, and leadership.

MSC targets the newly emerging market areas, especially across global markets, that can fuel their clients’ projected growth. This will always remain a central strategy at MSC. They offer quite a large range of different, but somewhat related, investment services. Whether the job is to quickly raise capital for a client company, or to advise or even manage complex asset transfers, MSC is equipped with the exact expertise needed to get the job done well and with good returns. Of course, another primary business for MSC is Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and associated restructuring.

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How can Wealth Solutions and Richard Blair help you?

Building wealth and preparing for retirement are two things that can increase a person’s quality of living. Many of us do not know where to begin when trying to build wealth, make financial plans, or save for retirement. In order to help with these plans Wealth Solutions, INC is available. Wealth Solutions, INC is a registered investment advisory first that provides a host of services to small business owners, families, and even individuals.

Wealth Planning
In order to help clients move closer to building wealth, Wealth Solutions can help to create an investment portfolio that is comprised of the needs and goals. With hard work and dedication, Wealth Solutions will be able to produce results. Results are rendered with the help of various opportunities that the financial advisor makes known to clients. These opportunities could include investment prospects that could be very beneficial to one’s pockets.

Financial Planning
Wealth Solutions also offer clients the service of financial planning. This particular service give clients the chance to pursue various goals that he or she may have in their life. With the help of the financial services, a client will be able to receive guidance on deciding what their long and short term goals are, gain an understanding of what their current financial position is, and also help to determine their assets and liabilities. When a client joins forces with a Wealth Solutions financial planner he or she will be able to create and execute a plan that will help to grow their finances.

Retirement Planning
In addition to helping a person to build wealth and get their finances in order, Wealth Solutions is able to prepare a person for retirement. The financial advisory help clients to find their way though complex retirement issues that can hinder anyone from making the right decisions for his or her future.

Wealth Solutions, INC was created by Richard Blair in 1994. Blair decision to create this helpful organization came after realizing his deep passion for educating and helping others with their financial journeys. This passion to help individuals with their finances began when Blair was a student in college. He felt driven to not only learn about financial industry and investment planning but to also share the knowledge that he learned with others.

Richard Blair is highly qualified to assist client with their financial issues and questions because he holds a host of certifications. These certifications include Certified Annuity Specialist, Certified Estate and Trust Specialist, Certified Fund Specialist, and Retirement Income Certified Professional.

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Doug Levitt Discovers America

Doug Levitt is a singer-songwriter who was born Douglas Levitt Schwartz in Washington, D.C. in the year 1972. Levitt is the youngest child of former real estate lawyer, David Schwartz, and Carol Schwartz who was a former mayoral candidate and councilperson. Levitt was educated in the public school system. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Levitt said in a recent interview that his father’s suicide in 1988 made the singer-songwriter decide to become an artist. Levitt is talented in photography, writing, and activism in addition to his song-writing skills. He can sing and play both the guitar and the piano, fluently. College educated, Levitt attended Cornell University and was a student of Carl Sagan’s. Doug Levitt was so smart, he earned a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the London School of Economics where he earned a master’s degree in International Economics. In London, Levitt decided to become a singer-songwriter instead of a foreign correspondent.

Doug Levitt moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2001 where he met David Henry, an American record producer. This began the long six-week journey that would soon become the Greyhound Diaries. Levitt began his bus tour more than 10 years ago, trying to find stories, songs, and pictures about the people he met on his journey. Greyhound Diaries was supposed to be a collection of songs for EP records, a novel, and a web series. Levitt wanted to tell stories about regular people who were struggling within this economy. He found the entire experience helped him grow.

Doug told stories about country boys who grew up to become foreign soldiers, making their fathers proud. Another story was about a paratrooper who became a computer scientist. There are many stories, images, and soundtracks about the life of a Greyhound bus traveler. A woman, Gina, became a drug addict in her senior years. After she received treatment, she decided to become a drug counselor. Hector’s young son was accidentally shot in the head in a drive-by shooting. Hector told Levitt that it was just as much of a struggle for him to get over the guilt as it was for his son to rehabilitate.

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