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SundaySky Launches Configurable Video for Direct-to-Consumer, Online and Grocery Retailers

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 14, 2020–

SundaySky, the leading platform for video-powered experiences, today announced a new configurable video offering that lets digital marketers use industry-specific templates to quickly and easily modify video elements, without extra days or costs of traditional video production. The company was also named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2020, receiving the highest possible scores in the data inputs, data feeds, owned environments, and OTT/CTV and addressable TV criteria.

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the need for retailers and brands to move quickly towards a digital-first strategy, but also with a marked shift in their approach; companies must convey emotional intelligence and empathy to engage more deeply with their customers. SundaySky’s new configurable video capabilities lets direct-to-consumer brands, grocers, retailers and others quickly and easily switch scenes and modify video elements like color, font, text and images. For example, a large

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Covid Crimestoppers hotline launches to catch business loan fraudsters

The UK government has launched a Covid fraud hotline, after being criticised for failing to act on warnings about fraud risks linked to emergency business loans.



a hand holding a cell phone: Photograph: Yui Mok/PA


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The hotline, run by Crimestoppers, allows the public to leave anonymous tips about suspected fraud linked to the government’s emergency Covid loan and grant schemes for UK businesses. That could include identity theft to obtain loans, false grant claims and the use of so-called mule bank accounts to cover the tracks of money launderers.



a hand holding a cell phone: The public is being asked to report suspicions, such as of identity theft to obtain government loans.


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The public is being asked to report suspicions, such as of identity theft to obtain government loans.

The government has been criticised for failing to act on warnings about potential fraud linked to the bounce-back loans scheme (BBLS), which was designed to distribute cheap loans quickly of up to £50,000 to small businesses.

Related: Organised crime in UK

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Original Chick-fil-A Marketing Executive Launches Spark, a Digital Master Class on Brand and Culture

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Through Spark, the first ever online course from Chick-fil-A Pioneer, David Salyers, business owners and brand managers have the opportunity to learn the secret sauce of Chick-fil-A’s famed customer loyalty and renowned culture, be empowered to identify their brand’s unique competitive advantage during economic downturn, and start their journey to transform their organization’s culture from the inside out.

David Salyers was one of the original two marketing executives at Chick-fil-A. He went on to spend 37 years in the Chick-fil-A Marketing Department, most recently as a Vice President, before his retirement. Having worked at Chick-fil-A his entire career, he saw the principles of servant leadership and creating remarkable customer experiences play out in the growth of more than 2,300 Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. Today, this multi-billion dollar company is recognized as one of America’s most successful, powerful and beloved brands. 

During

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After losing her job, woman teaches herself how to sew and launches successful bow tie business

President Trump has said he never liked his pledge to “drain the swamp,” but his fans did to he kept it in his stable of three-word chants. Once elected, though. “Trump did not merely fail to end Washington’s insider culture of lobbying and favor-seeking,” The New York Times reports. “He reinvented it, turning his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign,” building “a system of direct presidential influence-peddling unrivaled in modern American politics.”

To map Trump’s own swamp, centered at his hotel in Washington, D.C., and Doral and Mar-a-Lago clubs in Florida, the Times pored over the tax information it has obtained, reviewed hundreds of social media posts by patrons of his properties, and interviewed nearly 250 business executives, lobbyists, and club members.

The Times investigative team uncovered more than 200 companies, foreign governments, and special interest

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Gipnetix Pte. Ltd Launches an Online Platform That Will Take Brands Development to the New Heights

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE / ACCESSWIRE / October 10, 2020 / Gipnetix announces the launch of its new online learning platform to teach people the importance of social media marketing and personal brand development. Gipnetix works with professionals worldwide to help social media marketers and influencers improve their ads and fill their pages with high-quality content engaging their audiences in a whole new way. Gipnetix PTE. LTD. also offers an extensive selection of marketing courses allowing people of any age to study and improve in online marketing.

With Gipnetix, influencers, small business owners, marketing specialists, and just anyone can create an attractive TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook page. Learners can download marketing guides, Gipnetix SMM dictionary, watch video courses, get to know about the latest social media marketing trends, tips, strategies, and much more. People can access the informational content on topics like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn marketing, personal brand development,

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Harvard Business School Launches Action Plan for Racial Equity


Harvard Business School – long critiqued for its lack of minority representation – launched an action plan for racial equity on Sept. 23, as universities across the country engage in an ongoing national reckoning with racism.

“The horrifying murder of George Floyd, and an all too long history of similar injustices, has spurred our collective awakening to the grave and continuing systemic racism in the United States that creates unacceptable, even dire inequities for our Black community members,” wrote Harvard Business School Dean Dr. Nitin Nohria in a statement. “This moment has made urgently clear that the School must redouble its commitment to combat racism—and anti-Black racism in particular—to create meaningful and enduring change that will enable every member of our community to thrive.”

In July, a taskforce of 25 staff, alumni and students came together to create a seven-layered plan. In it, the school

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Girl Scouts of Central Indiana launches new business model

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is launching a new service model.

CEO Danielle Shockey says this is a new community-centric model to serve their members more conveniently.

The organization will save around $312,000 annually with the new model.

Shockey says this will be reinvested back into Girl Scouts programming and camps.

She adds this move just made sense to better service their members.

“This new model takes really a two-pronged approach at getting our staff, but more than our staff, our resources, to more girls and more families way closer to them,” Shockey told us.

She says the current Girl Scouts office in Terre Haute will remain, but field staff will also be working out of the Launch Terre Haute location.

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Total Launches Sale of Resins Business: Sources | Investing News

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – French oil group Total

is launching the sale of its resins business as it streamlines activities to free up cash to invest in renewable energy, people close to the matter said.

The company is working with Credit Suisse

as its adviser for the sale of operations featuring the Cray Valley brand, they said, adding the unit could be valued at 500-600 million euros ($588-705 million), including debt, in a deal.

Total is expected to send out information packages on the unit in the coming weeks to prospective buyers, mainly private equity firms, the people said.

Total and Credit Suisse declined to comment.

Total said last week it was planning to hike annual investments in renewable energy and electricity by 50% and cut its reliance on oil, emulating European rivals in a bid to become a major low-carbon power producer.

Faced with gloomy long-term prospects for oil demand,

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Digital Banking News: BoA Launches Life Plan

In today’s top news in digital-first banking, Bank of America has launched its Life Plan program, while United Airlines and Chase Card Services launched a United Gateway credit card. Plus, NCR Corp. unveiled its new generation of automated teller machine (ATM) operating software.

BoA Expands Into Digital Financial Planning for Consumers

Bank of America has rolled out its Life Plan program, which can be accessed via the financial institution’s website and mobile app. It lets users choose and prioritize financial aims in arenas such as giving, leisure and health, among other areas. To talk about how to attain certain financial aims, users can also tap into the bank’s network of financial professionals, with the option to make individual appointments.

United Airlines, Chase Card Services Launch No-Fee Credit Card

United Airlines and Chase Card Services have rolled out a United Gateway credit card that

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Dow Jones Posts Small Gain as Boeing Predicts Tough Decade Ahead, Walmart Launches Insurance Business

The stock market was volatile on Tuesday after posting solid gains to start the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) was up 0.37% at 1:10 p.m. EDT today, outperforming the other major indexes.

One thing keeping the stock market in check could be comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who warned on Tuesday that too little government aid would lead to a weak economic recovery. Congress has yet to agree on additional stimulus measures, and an agreement does not appear close.

Shares of Boeing (NYSE: BA) were moving in the wrong direction on Tuesday after the airplane manufacturer predicted a difficult decade ahead. Meanwhile, the stock of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) was little changed after the retailer announced an insurance brokerage business.

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Boeing forecasts tough years ahead

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly reduced demand for air travel. While the number of daily air passengers

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