PublicRelay Expands Executive Analytics with Actionable, Quality Share of Voice.

RESTON, VA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012

PublicRelay, the transformative PR software solution for communications professionals in the Fortune 500, government, and non-profit sectors, today announced the expansion of its reporting and analytics capabilities with its new actionable Quality Share of Voice.

This new analysis approach, coupled with CEO-caliber charting shows the segments comprising share of voice by key topic or company. Other SOV offerings on the market frequently include large volumes of erroneous mentions from weak sources and value them equally with prominent coverage from branded, national publications. PublicRelays approach extracts and analyzes the relevant coverage from the outlets and influencers that matter most to an organization

By measuring content across a focused, strategic set of online, print, social media, and broadcast outlets, teams can now benchmark their communications outreach results with confidence against only the outlets that are priorities. This can also help teams definitively prove their impact to management. PublicRelays technology-human hybrid approach to measurement and monitoring guarantees the accuracy of these results. Easily customizable reporting outputs add a final level of polish to the precise underlying data.

Eric Koefoot, Managing Partner of PublicRelay, commented on the value of the new feature for organizations that actively manage their reputation. He stated, Quality Share of Voice provides our customers with another great tool to focus their teams on the media relationships that really matter and prove their value against a metric they can actually influence each and every day.

Quality Share of Voice joins PublicRelays suite of analytics and executive reports that deliver the most insightful, yet easiest to use, media intelligence for PR and corporate communications professionals.

About PublicRelay

PublicRelay is the premier PR media monitoring and analytics solution for communications and marketing professionals. Known for its ease of use, superior data quality, and actionable information, PublicRelay delivers accurate business intelligence, drives proactive influencer engagement, and proves PR impact for the worlds most prominent corporations, associations, and government agencies. For more information, visit

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Colorados Top Research Universities Team with Cleantech Fellows Institute to Offer Cleantech Executive Accelerator

DENVER, CO (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Colorados public universities are teaming with the Colorado Cleantech Industry Associations newest program to offer executive training in clean technology ventures to individuals outside of the industry. The Cleantech Fellows Institute addresses a simple but bothersome problem: not enough seasoned executives in the cleantech industry. The objective of the program is to help experienced entrepreneurs and executives accelerate their transition into the cleantech sector, stimulating new venture formation, job creation and growth of the cleantech industry.

The Cleantech Fellows Institute is the first of its kind with a national focus and is accepting applications now through July 27. The program will begin in September and combines seminars, lectures, lab visits, capstone and other business planning projects within the university settings at Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and the University of Colorado.

Providing introductions to the national cleantech eco-system, world-class technology and a strategic understanding of the industries within cleantech to seasoned entrepreneurs is critical to venture formation, said Cleantech Fellows Institute Director Wayne Greenberg. Our unique partnerships and collaborations with the university and research community in Colorado makes the state an ideal location to promote, build and grow a successful clean technology startup.

The technologies used to develop the venture-backed companies are emerging from research laboratories at the three universities and the Department of Energys (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Targeted executives are those who have built successful companies in different sectors such as aerospace, biotechnology and enterprise technology.

CUs research laboratories are developing sophisticated, clean technologies with significant market potential, said David N. Allen, CUs Associate Vice President for Technology Transfer. Combined with the leadership expertise of the executives coming into the Cleantech Fellows Institute, we believe these technologies have a high potential for success in the commercial world.

The Colorado School of Mines prides itself on educational programs based on cutting-edge emerging technologies and on real-world collaboration with leading business people as part of our instructional offering, said Will Vaughan, Director, Technology Transfer at Colorado School of Mines. Partnering with the Cleantech Fellows Institute gives us another opportunity to work at the nexus of academia and entrepreneurship.

The key to the programs success will be the executives exposure to commercially-ready technologies from Colorado sources. Working with the universities and energy laboratories, as well as a team of cleantech industry insiders, the executives will develop a deep understanding of the technologies being developed at each institution. Each executive will select a technology that sparks their interest and plan a capstone project to present in January 2013.

As CSUs chief advocate for research activities and the promotion of CSU technology into the marketplace, I am excited to be a part of this cleantech era of technology development and commercialization, said Bill Farland, Vice President of Research at Colorado State University. CSU is working to ensure that our most significant innovations are getting out into the marketplace to the people who need them and our partnership with the Fellows Institute supports that mission.

The Cleantech Fellows Institute was created by the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and is supported by NREL and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business organization of which CCIA is a founding chapter.

Information on how to apply for the program is located at

About Cleantech Fellows Institute

The Cleantech Fellows Institute is an exclusive program designed to facilitate the creation of venture-backed clean technology companies. The CFI will educate a highly select set of proven executives from across the country, and from a wide variety of industry sectors, that are interested in making the transition to cleantech. For more information, visit

About Colorado Cleantech Industry Association

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) represents the interests of the states cleantech industry. Its mission is to further establish Colorado as a world leader in clean technology by providing representation and advocacy, a unified voice, relevant programming and capacity development. For more information, visit

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Response Mine Interactive Promotes Key Executive to Lead Digital Services Team

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 02, 2012

Response Mine Interactive (RMI), a digital marketing agency founded on direct response principles focused holistically on driving category leading ROI for brands, announces the promotion of Ryan Woolley as Senior Vice President of Digital Services. The appointment aligns with Woolleys deep routed experience within the interactive marketing space and solidifies the firms plan for strategic growth in 2012. Recently named an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, RMI is poised to continue its influence in direct response marketing, strategy and online media.

Ryan continually exceeds performance goals in serving clients. I dont know if its the Midwestern fortitude or just his own zen-like calm, but he has innate leadership skills and a deep commitment to engendering success in others- clients and employees alike, explains Ken Robbins, founder and president of RMI.

Depth and Breadth Added to Digital Services Team

Woolleys promotion comes after years of relentless focus and dedication to producing exemplary results for RMIs clients and the agency itself. In his new role, he will be tasked with leading the Systems Design & Operations of the Digital Services Division. Woolley will maintain P&L ownership of the Digital Services Division, focus on new business development and serve as a strategic resource for RMI staff and clients alike.

Before leading the Digital Services Team, Woolley served as Vice President, Group Director of Client Services where he was tasked with providing strategic marketing insight to RMI’s rapidly growing number of interactive marketing clients while maximizing profits and revenue growth for both clients and the agency. Due in part to his dedication and relentless focus on strategic growth, Woolley was promoted to Senior Vice President of Digital Services.

With more than 11 years of interactive marketing experience, Ryan has managed strategy and relationships for many RMI clients including Staples, Rooms To Go, Travelzoo, and Carters/OshKosh BGosh. Ryan was a featured speaker at the 2010 Direct Marketing Associations Annual Conference on Advanced Link Building.

Prior to joining RMI, Ryan served as vice president of interactive marketing for Anderson Communications, an integrated marketing agency in Savannah, Ga., and Hilton Head Island, S.C. There he launched the agencys paid search and search engine optimization services. Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kent State University with a bachelors degree in computer information systems.

RMI offers an innovative marketing strategy that redefines the mission of its clients marketing function to achieve the greatest ROI. Its customer acquisition program owns and builds online properties in key consumer-facing markets. By attracting specific audiences to these properties, RMI converts them into customers for clients at no risk. Its digital services division drives sales conversion by employing direct response strategies such as paid search, local search and SEO to acquire new customers and achieve online category domination.

About Response Mine Interactive

Response Mine Interactive (RMI) is a digital marketing services firm grounded in direct response principles to help its clients achieve online category domination. Dedicated to ROI driven efficiencies, RMI has generated billions of dollars in revenue for leading brands in the ecommerce, seniors, healthcare, retail, travel and home services markets. For more information, visit or call 404-233-0370 x318.

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alliantgroup Expands Industry-Leading Strategic Advisory Board with Addition of HOK Executive

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

Robert Pratzel of HOK Group, Inc., one of the worlds leading architecture and design firms, has been selected to join a prestigious team of high-profile business leaders and policy makers on the alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board. As the Official Sponsor of American Innovation and Job Creation, alliantgroups mission is to strengthen American businesses, and the Advisory Board will assist in that mission.

Robert is a CPA and currently Senior Financial Advisor of HOK where he formerly held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for 26 years. During his tenure, HOK has grown five-fold and is widely recognized as one of the best-managed and diversified practices in the country. In 2009, Bob was voted CFO of the Year by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Bob exemplifies the kind of top-notch talent we have joining our Strategic Advisory Board. We are excited to have him join our team of credentialed professionals who care about strengthening American businesses and making a positive impact on the country, said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO.

alliantgroup provides Fortune 50-level expert resources to CPAs and businesses for claiming valuable tax incentives. As the go-to professional services firm, alliantgroups Advisory Board has attracted some of the most powerful and influential minds in the fields of management, accounting, tax, law, and public policy. Members of the Advisory Board gain additional access to exclusive VIP programs and networking, as well as opportunities for dialogue with top government officials about issues impacting their practices and industries.

Before his employment with HOK, Robert worked in the audit division of Touche Ross & Co., prior to its merger with Deloitte. Besides his experience on auditing firms from a wide range of industries, he was also a frequent lecturer on the topic of cash management.

I have been impressed with alliantgroup for several years first working with them on tax studies that provided tremendous value for HOK, and now as a member of their Advisory Board. I admire companies who want to be actively involved in making a difference for businesses in this country, commented Bob Pratzel.

alliantgroup, LP is the nation’s leading tax specialty services provider, working with CPA firms and their clients to ensure companies receive the full benefit of federal and state tax incentives aimed at creating jobs and spurring innovation in America. alliantgroup has helped thousands of businesses in the architecture, design, engineering, and construction industries claim millions of dollars in government tax incentives.

For more information, please visit or contact us at 800.564.4540.

ORTEC Hires Change Agent Jeff Wilson as Executive Vice President, Americas to Lead Sales and Marketing

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

A privately held Atlanta-based supply chain software provider, ORTEC, plans to super charge revenue growth and has hired software veteran Jeff Wilson as Executive Vice President, Americas to get the job done. Wilson has more than 25 years of experience within the software/technology industry building, transforming and evolving diverse businesses and optimizing sales productivity and operational efficiency. He has held prior senior management positions at INMAR, WHOOP, ARIBA and PROCURI and is widely recognized for his strategic vision and team building finesse.

We have tripled the number of customers over the past three years, doubled revenue and expanded our headquarters at 3630 Peachtree in Ritz Carlton Residence Tower, despite a global recession, stated Corne Aantjes, ORTECs CEO of the Americas. ORTEC is delighted to service iconic brands such as Walmart, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Proctor & Gamble and MolsonCoors. Jeff has joined our executive team to further propel our growth. He has great depth in software, sales, social/digital marketing, SaaS and mobile development. This aligns extremely well with our strategic initiatives. He is also really fun to work withwhich is why our customers love us.ORTEC is the worlds leading provider of advanced planning and optimization software. ORTEC software solutions achieve optimal route plans, real-time fleet scheduling and visibility, more efficiently built pallets and fuller truckloads, driving down costs at every point in the supply chain. In addition, ORTEC solutions enable increased delivery forecasting accuracy and improved customer service. ORTEC provides best-of-breed, SAP-embedded and SAP-certified solutions. In the area of advanced planning solutions, ORTEC has over 1,650 customers worldwide, over 550 employees and offices in Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific Region. For more information about ORTEC visit

Esteemed Bank Executive Says Interbank Competition is the Cause for High Australian Mortgage Rates and Not the Euro Debt Crisis

Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

The Mortgage Gallery Rockingham, in light of new reports showing that high interest rates are caused by the competition of banks, has announced that it is improving its roster of products and services, including its home loans in Kwinana and Rockingham, as well as its Cockburn home loans.

In a statement released by Cameron Clyne, the chief executive of National Australia Bank (NAB), the debt crisis in Europe is not the one which should be blamed for the upsurge in mortgage rates in Australia. Instead, he said that it is the fierce competition between banks which have raised interest rates accordingly.

“What is happening in Europe is not having an impact on our cost of funding today because we can always sit out of the [wholesale debt] market for a period,” Clyne said.

In its latest move, NAB lowered its deposit rates by 50 basis points which is equivalent to the rate cut imposed by the Reserve Bank of Australia on May. But other banks have maintained their high deposit rates in the hope of capturing a wider share of the savings market.

The NAB chief executive, aside from being known as the designer behind the breakup marketing strategy, is also known for his decision to avoid billions of dollars worth in write-downs when he closed the NAB Capital and instead traded out collateralised debt obligations, as well as refusing to take a write down of the British operations of his bank.

In defending his moves, Clyne said: “The only person that benefits from writing off the UK is me. If you took a $ 3 billion to $ 4 billion loss, that is a real loss of wealth to shareholders and people tend to forget it is a genuine hit.”

But the NAB executive admits that his actions that were meant to balance the interests of investors, the government and customers, may not be entirely accepted by others. In addition, he says that all the debate about imposed interest rates will not help at all.

Clyne said, “I am not defending bank profits. If society thinks our profits should be half [what they are], I don’t have a problem as long as we also debate what the implications would be in terms of ratings and dividends and access to overseas money.”

With its strategies designed to deviate from the norms in the industry, NAB has been getting much attention from the market which is considerably good news for the institution, considering that the banking industry, as a whole, received wide public disapproval.

As of this time, NAB is the first bank to have put down fees, thereby winning over the support of the public. Concurrently, it has also committed itself to providing the lowest mortgage rates, as well as lesser rack-rate discounting.

In accordance with these developments, The Mortgage Gallery Rockingham has declared that it will continue working with leading lending institutions that can provide reasonable and affordable home loans in Cockburn, Rockingham, Kwinana and other similar transactions within the greater Perth area – all for the benefit of its current and prospective clients.

The Mortgage Gallery Rockingham is a mortgage broking firm composed of reputable and efficient mortgage brokers in Rockingham, Kwinana, Cockburn and other Perth areas. If you want to make inquiries, do not hesitate to give them call at (08) 9527 1800 or you can visit their site at

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Jay Suites to Open Flagship Executive Office Space at 1441 Broadway

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Since its founding in 2007, exciting things have been happening at Jay Suites. And now, more than ever, this statement proves to be true. As reported by the New York Post on May 30, 2012, the founders are happy to confirm the news of their flagship location opening in Times Square. And it seems Jay Suites is always on the lookout for the next strategic business center location.

Jay Suites is taking up residence at 1441 Broadway, occupying 23,000 square feet of space for its fifth business center location. The building occupies the entire block from Broadway to Seventh Avenue on 41st street. The building was designed by the architectural firm Buchman & Kahn and was constructed in 1929, spanning 38 stories and over 550,000 square feet. With an art-deco lobby and entrances from both Broadway and Seventh Avenues, the building is home to brands such as Liz Claiborne and Tommy Hilfiger.

A completely new build out of the fifth floor at 1441 Broadway is looking to offer one of the most coveted executive suites in Manhattan. The planned open date is just two weeks away. Incorporating the classy white and black marble flooring throughout a large glass entry area, seventy-six executive suites, three conference rooms, a fully equipped pantry, and a hotspot, Jay Suites Times Square may just become the model New York city office space.

Brothers Jack and Juda Srour launched Jay Suites five years ago. The brothers now have five prestigious locations: 30 Broad Street, 369 Lexington Ave, 1370 Broadway and 2 West 46 Street. The Srours report plenty of demand for serviced, flexible office space with conference rooms, and a modern d

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, to Speak at the Mane, Style, & Face Forum on October 20

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Vegas Beauty Unbound, the worlds premiere fashion, beauty, and style competition, education, and networking event, is proud to announce that international color guru and Pantone Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, will serve as a featured speaker at the Mane, Style, & Face Forum on October 20.

An author of eight books on color, a pioneer in color palette development for many industries, including fashion and cosmetics, and Director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information, Ms. Eiseman will discuss and demonstrate new color trends and viral communication strategies that will influence the future of makeup, cosmetics, and styling.

About the Forum

From October 20-21, 2012, the Mane, Style, and Face Forum will present educational classes for beauty professionals to introduce exciting new tools, colors, and opportunities to market their skills in the ever-changing social media marketing realm. The event will culminate in a spectacular runway fashion show styled by Celebrity Master Colorist Kim Vo. The latest products will be unveiled in the New Generation of Beauty Trade Exhibit. The Forum will also feature the Art & Beauty Unbound Student Competition.

“We are thrilled to have Leatrice Eiseman from Pantone as one of our featured speakers, states Erin Utter, Director of Vegas Beauty Unbound. She has been a color expert, authority, pioneer, and trendsetter across industries for many years. She has much wisdom to share.

About Vegas Beauty Unbound

From October 20-22, 2012, Vegas Beauty Unbound will descend on Las Vegas to create a conscious awareness of the transforming Beauty Industry. Beauty professionals and industry icons will participate in strategic education and networking sessions, experience new tools, and witness and participate in explosive battles that challenge them in new ways.

In addition to the Forum, Vegas Beauty Unbound will host the Beauti Gras Halloween Celebration at Body English, October 21st, a Mardi Gras done Vegas style. Vegas Beauty Unbound culminates in the epic final salon showdown on October 22 of Battle of the Strands 2012: Xtreme Beauty, the most extreme salon competition in history, where five salons compete head-to-head at the Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to create a hair, makeup, and wardrobe masterpiece as a living, breathing artistic participant in a chosen production number to highlight their work.

About Pantone

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color. For nearly 50 years, Pantone has inspired design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. From its beginnings in accurate color matching for the graphic design industry, Pantone has expanded to other color-critical industries, including digital technology, fashion, home, plastics, architecture and contract interiors, and paint.

For More Information

For more information about the event or to request media credentials, please contact Erin Utter, Director of Operations, Vegas Beauty Unbound, at 702/990-3368 or 702/612-0394, email erin(at)emailbestbeauty(dot)com or visit