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Lash Spell Makes Waves in Hawaii this Winter at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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Lash Spell, the indie lash and eyebrow beauty brand, announces its entry into luxury resort spas through a new partnership with Maui’s iconic Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Known for its stunning beachfront location in Wailea, Grand Wailea will debut its reimagined Kilolani Spa on February 28, 2024, where Lash Spell will emerge as a retail partner amidst the spa’s upscale amenities. In keeping with the vision of Lash Spell co-founders Tara Bogna and Trevor Kavanagh, the exciting partnership is designed to expand the brand’s luxury destination footprint, while showcasing their popular collection of lash and eyebrow care products. The brand is recognized for its commitment to enhancing consumers' natural eyebrows and lashes, offering effective yet gentle products suitable for even the most sensitive users. Backed by an abundance of positive online reviews, Lash Spell's formulations are known for their unique blend of peptides, proteins, vitamins and conditioning ingredients, which delivers results in as little as 4-6 weeks. “We are so honored and excited to be working with such a prestigious spa, and to secure a presence in the island of Maui by expanding the Lash Spell reach to a new consumer segment,” says Tara Bogna, co-founder of Lash Spell. “It is a dream come true to have our brand showcased in paradise and aligned with such an amazing spa as we kick off 2024.” All Lash Spell products, including Brow Spell, Enhancing Eyebrow Serum, Lash Spell, Enhancing Eyelash Serum, and Spell Duo, the brand's combo collection, will be available at Kilolani Spa’s curated retail area. As part of Lash Spell’s commitment to giving back, 1% of all purchases will go to Cancer Cartel, a non-profit organization that directs every dollar raised toward helping families affected by cancer. With this charitable initiative, Lash Spell extends its impact beyond the beauty industry, contributing to a meaningful cause. About Lash Spell Lash Spell was founded by sibling duo Tara Bogna and Trevor Kavanagh to enhance every person’s natural lash superpowers with the most effective yet gentle eyelash serum. Infused with a nourishing blend of peptides, proteins, vitamins and conditioning ingredients, Lash Spell’s products deliver results in as little as 4-6 weeks. Leading with a commitment to giving back, Lash Spell pledges 1% of all sales to Cancer Cartel. – a non-profit that donates every single dollar they raise toward helping families affected by cancer. About Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort The iconic resort consistently ranks among the world’s best in leading travel and consumer reports. Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea provides a range of vacation experiences: open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty and seclusion for romantic getaways, and family fun with rope swings and a jungle-style river pool. Guests will soon have access to a newly reimagined spa experience at Kilolani Spa and can currently enjoy an intimate spa experience at Mōhalu Healing Garden & Beauty Lab, as well as eight restaurants, including the newly renovated Botero Lounge at the heart of the resort, and its latest oceanfront Italian dining addition, Olivine. Accommodation options include Grand Wailea’s 777 rooms and 57 suites, as well as an enclave of 50 luxury villas at Hoʻolei that each span at least 3,200 sq. ft., located nearby with access to Grand Wailea amenities. For reservations and information on what is currently available/open on property, please call 1-800-888-6100 or visit www.grandwailea.com. About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com, and follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. ### Contact Details Lash Spell Colleen Mathis +1 917-690-5560 colleen@absoluteRrelations.com Company Website https://lashspell.com/

January 31, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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These Two Assets Historically Limited To Ultra-Wealthy Investors Have Seen Triple Digit Returns Over The Past Decade – Vint Expands Access With Latest Fund

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By Meg Flippin, Benzinga Invest in long-term appreciation opportunities through fine wine and rare whisky here. Great taste and a nice buzz aren’t the only things you can toast when it comes to fine wine and rare whisky. There’s also the potential for a nice return on them as asset classes. Over the past few years, fine wine and rare whisky prices have witnessed growth as investors turn to them as a way to diversify and hedge against inflation. The Knight Frank Fine Wine Icons Index (KFFWII), which tracks a sector of wines that represent the fine wine investment market, is up 149% over the past ten years. Meanwhile, the Knight Frank Rare Whisky index, which tracks the auction results of a basket of rare Scottish single malts, is up 586% over the past decade. Leveling The Playing Field Despite the returns, getting access to this multi-billion dollar market historically favored by the ultra-wealthy can be difficult for regular investors. Historically, industry insiders and members of hard-to-get-on allocation lists are the ones who get to take part in this alternative investment opportunity. That’s changing thanks to companies like Vint. The platform for wine and spirits collection investing is leveling the playing field through its equity products and marketplace, giving investors and consumers access to fine wine and rare spirits with the potential for long-term appreciation. Learn more about the fine wines and whiskies at Vint’s marketplace. Vint’s innovation aims to capitalize on emerging trends while improving access to these investment opportunities. Demand for the top French wines is growing at the same time that access to them is proving difficult. That has created what the company says is a significant pricing delta among the U.S., Europe and Asia for many of these assets. Through its funds, Vint aims to give investors an efficient and tax-advantaged investment product to capitalize on this arbitrage. The company uses collected investor capital to buy physical bottles and cases of wine and whisky in one region and sell them in another. Once an asset sale is made, Vint reinvests the funds and any gains into new purchases. Best Of Both Worlds With Vint’s New Fund To encapsulate that opportunity in both the wine and whisky markets, Vint recently launched the Vint Futures and Casks I (VV-FC1) fund. Open to accredited investors with a minimum investment of $2,500, the goal of the fund is to give investors a blended approach to investing in wine and spirits and capture the quality potential from recent vintages of top wine from Bordeaux and other regions while also leveraging the strong demand and trading activity of spirits casks. What drives prices for spirits casks and wine futures is the scarcity. When producers limit the release, the market value tends to soar. As it ages and is consumed, quality and scarcity increase, driving the value of the wine or whisky higher. This gives investors the potential for long-term appreciation. Over the years spirits and wine have proven to be a solid investment, outperforming the broader markets. A popular way to gain exposure to fine wine and rare whisky is through wine and spirits futures. These enable investors to invest in the assets at their release price, providing the potential for significant upside as the price increases. Bordeaux wines, known for their aging potential are one example of a wine that could provide long-term appreciation, but there are others, as well. Cask investing affords investors the same opportunity. The only difference is the aging of whisky and rum is in a barrel or cask rather than a bottle. The Vint Futures and Casks I fund gives investors the best of both worlds, with a target composition of 70% wine futures and 30% spirits casks and a projected hold time of five to six years. Get wine and whisky exposure through the Vint Futures and Casks I Fund. Knowledge Is Power Vint should know a thing or two about fine wine and aged whisky. The company has been around since 2019, offering equity products to investors who want exposure to these luxury asset classes. It also operates the Vint marketplace which sells fine wines and rare spirits to collectors, consumers and merchants. The marketplace was created to give investors the best exit price for Vint investment assets all the while mitigating investment fees. At last check, the Vint marketplace had over $70 million in assets and hundreds of customers. Vint also has performance to back it up – the company has returned capital from 14 deals resulting in an average realized net IRR of 28.7%. Fine wine and rare spirits investing has long been the domain of a select few. Vint is changing that by giving more investors access to what has the potential for long-term appreciation. Now that’s something to cheer about. Use the Vint platform to invest for as little as $2500. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

January 30, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill Releases New Mardi Gras Inspired Menu

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill, the iconic restaurant brand and the birthplace of deep dish pizza, has introduced a new limited-time-only menu that features the flavors of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. With Fat Tuesday on February 13 th this year, the company wanted to release the menu in advance of the celebration of Mardi Gras to give guests the opportunity to try the flavorful new items over an extended period of time. The menu features UNO's spin on classic New Orleans dishes as well as a few completely new tasty creations. Items featured on the menu include: Big Easy Gumbo – A bowl of chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage gumbo with rice, vegetables and classic Cajun seasoning. Cheesy Grits and Shrimp Appetizer – Shrimp sautéed with bacon, onion and a housemade Makers Mark BBQ sauce served over cheesy grits. Seasoned Fried Shrimp Appetizer – Tender shrimp dusted in seasoned flour (with a tiny kick) and deep fried to a golden brown. Served with a housemade remoulade sauce. New Orleans Pasta – A delicious combination of chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage and seasoned plum tomatoes sautéed with garlic, celery, and UNOs spicy alfredo sauce. Tossed with rigatoni. Mike’s Hot Honey Chicken and Cornbread – In-house baked cornbread topped with crispy chicken tenders and drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey. Served with maple aioli. A hot new collab. Cajun Ribeye and Grilled Shrimp – A 10oz. Choice ribeye grilled to order with jazzy Cajun seasoning and served with a skewer of basil-marinated shrimp. Served with two sides. Jambalaya Deep Dish Pizza – A buttery deep dish dough filled with bayou-seasoned shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, seasoned plum tomatoes, caramelized onions and celery. Topped with freshly grated mozzarella, cheddar and asiago cheeses. Andouille Sausage Bayou Thin Crust Pizza – Housemade dough and marinara sauce topped with andouille sausage, caramelized onions, mozzarella, ricotta and banana peppers. “This new menu offers our guests a fun and flavorful food experience. Having lived in New Orleans for a portion of my life, I am keenly aware that New Orleans and Mardi Gras celebrate community, food and fun. These are qualities that are alive and well in all of our UNOs locations every day.” stated CEO Erik Frederick. He continued, “We want to give our guests menu options that are a bit different than what you would normally see at UNOs, or any other restaurants for that matter. All of these items really kick up the flavor and spice a few notches. As they say in New Orleans “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” which means “Let the good time roll!” To celebrate the release of the menu, UNOs is offering a BOGO 50% off deal on the Mardi Gras menu items from January 31 st to February 4 th. Offer is valid on all food menu items (drinks excluded from offer). The offer is valid for dine-in and participation may vary by location. The limited-time-only Mardi Gras menu is available at most UNOs locations and is scheduled to run into April 2024. About UNO Pizzeria & Grill Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes approximately 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 18 states, and the District of Columbia, India, and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over pizza – from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas. Contact Details Chris Dellamarggio +1 339-613-7641 cdellamarggio@unos.com Company Website https://www.unos.com/

January 29, 2024 11:11 AM Eastern Standard Time

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BrightSign Elevates Partner Ecosystem with the Announcement of Bright Alliance

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BrightSign, the provider of the most advanced, capable, and trusted digital media players and operating system, today announced Bright Alliance, a global program that affirms the company’s commitment to empowering its partner ecosystem. Bright Alliance is a comprehensive support system designed to enhance technical, sales, and marketing efforts for CMS partners, fostering mutual growth and generating business opportunities. Organizations — from retailers, to restaurants, to public spaces, to financial institutions — have a desire to create immersive experiences and connect with consumers in new ways. To achieve this vision, organizations need engaging content, reliable hardware and software, and an ecosystem of partners to attract, engage, and captivate audiences. Bright Alliance provides CMS partners with structured resources, including marketing, training, and technical assistance to promote, sell, implement, integrate, and support the latest BrightSign products. Bright Alliance means elevated engagements that spark new possibilities for CMS partners— all with reliability, longevity, and security at the forefront. By giving CMS partners the support they need, BrightSign is committed to maximizing the potential of every touchpoint, empowering businesses to bring to life their visions for connecting with consumers. The Bright Alliance program is set to formally roll out in Q1. “The work we do alongside our partners is one of the best-kept secrets in the digital signage and immersive display industries. This dedicated program is a chance to align with partners on the needs of the industry, communicate the value of our work together, and provide support to bring visual and immersive experiences to life,” said Misty Chalk, vice president of sales, Americas, at BrightSign. “Consumer attention is finite, and experiences are everything. So, organizations must define their unique digital signage journey to meet the needs of their audience.” BrightSign will be available to discuss the Bright Alliance program at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024 at Booth #6M280. Follow BrightSign on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and X to stay up to date on the company’s latest news. About BrightSign® BrightSign LLC, the global market leader in digital signage media players, is headquartered in Los Gatos, California, with offices in Europe and Asia. BrightSign manufactures media players and provides free software and networking solutions for the commercial digital signage market worldwide, serving all vertical segments of the digital signage marketplace. From entry-level BrightSign LS players to BrightSign XC players offering state-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed performance, BrightSign's products are known for their signature reliability, affordability, ease-of-use, and market-leading technology. For more information, visit BrightSign. Contact Details Racepoint Global +1 617-624-3221 brightsign@racepointglobal.com Company Website https://www.brightsign.biz/

January 29, 2024 03:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Chip Rogers of AHLA to Illuminate the 2024 Hotel Landscape at 1TourismWorld Conference

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The 2024 1TourismWorld Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference is thrilled to announce Chip Rogers, President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), as a key speaker in its upcoming event. Rogers, renowned for his visionary leadership and industry expertise, will deliver a session titled 'The State of the Hotel Industry' on February 16th from 9:30 am to 10:00 am US ET. This event marks a pivotal moment for professionals eager to glean deep insights into the current and future trends of the hotel sector. Since his inception as AHLA's head in 2019, Chip Rogers has significantly influenced the hotel and lodging industry, championing innovative policies and strategies. His leadership has positioned AHLA as a unified voice for various industry players, from boutique hotels to major chains, enhancing the association's impact across the sector. Rogers' presentation at the 1TourismWorld Conference is set to offer an in-depth analysis of the challenges and opportunities the hotel industry faces in today's dynamic environment. His reputation for delivering tangible results for AHLA members and his status as one of the top 25 most influential figures in business travel ensures a session filled with valuable, actionable insights. With his diverse background, including his tenure in the Georgia General Assembly and involvement in multiple travel and community associations, Rogers brings a unique perspective to the interplay between policy and industry trends. His session is anticipated to be a comprehensive exploration of the forces shaping the hotel industry, offering attendees strategic insights into leveraging current market conditions. Professionals in the hospitality sector looking to align their operational strategies with broader industry movements will find Rogers' address particularly beneficial. His expertise and influential perspective make his session a must-attend at the 1TourismWorld Conference, promising to be an enlightening experience for all attendees. All news and content distribution in partnership with News Direct. About 1TourismWorld: 1TourismWorld is a leading global platform dedicated to advancing the tourism and hospitality industry. Through its annual conference and other initiatives, 1TourismWorld brings together industry stakeholders to share knowledge, foster innovation, and drive the industry forward. About 1BusinessWorld 1BusinessWorld is a global business ecosystem, network and marketplace that provides entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals with the information, tools, resources and connectivity needed to succeed throughout their company’s growth journey, toward a better business world. Our vision is based on the reality that we live, work and do business in one global interconnected business environment, and hence our motto: “One World, One Business World”. Our mission is to encourage and support global communication and collaboration among entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses. 1BusinessWorld Contact Details 1BusinessWorld Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

January 28, 2024 01:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Sunreef Yachts Steers Towards Sustainable Horizons with 'Zero Emission Sail into the Future' Initiative

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In an industry often characterized by its lavishness and luxury, Sunreef Yachts is charting a new course, pioneering the integration of sustainability and opulence. The company is set to unveil its groundbreaking 'Zero Emission Sail into the Future' project at the 2024 1TourismWorld Conference, a move that's garnering attention within the luxury maritime sector and beyond. The session, featuring Nicolas Lapp, Co-Founder & CTO, and Artur Połoczański, Public Relations Director, is scheduled for February 15th from 11:00 am to 11:30 am US ET. Sunreef Yachts, headquartered in the historic Gdansk Shipyard, has long been at the forefront of the luxury catamaran and multihull superyacht industry. With its inception in 2002, the company has consistently pushed the boundaries of yacht design and innovation. However, the 'Zero Emission Sail into the Future' initiative marks a pivotal shift in the company's ethos, intertwining environmental consciousness with its renowned design and engineering prowess. This initiative represents a significant evolution in the yachting industry, reflecting a growing trend towards sustainable luxury. Sunreef Yachts' approach to zero-emission yachting addresses the urgent global need for environmental stewardship while maintaining the high standards of luxury and performance for which the brand is known. The technical innovations involved in the 'Zero Emission Sail into the Future' project are a testament to Sunreef Yachts' commitment to leading the industry towards a more sustainable future. By focusing on zero-emission technologies, the company is not only adhering to environmental best practices but also catering to the evolving preferences of environmentally conscious consumers. This strategic shift by Sunreef Yachts signals a broader transformation within the luxury travel industry, as companies recognize the importance of aligning business objectives with environmental responsibility. The 'Zero Emission Sail into the Future' initiative is not just a step forward for Sunreef Yachts; it's a giant leap for the luxury maritime sector. The 1TourismWorld 2024 Conference provides a global platform for Sunreef Yachts to showcase this innovative project, inviting industry leaders, policymakers, and luxury travel enthusiasts to witness a sustainable path forward for luxury seafaring. For more information about Sunreef Yachts and the 'Zero Emission Sail into the Future' initiative, visit https://1businessworld.com/event/zero-emission-sail-into-the-future-nicolas-lapp-artur-poloczanski/ All news and content distribution in partnership with News Direct. About 1TourismWorld: 1TourismWorld is a leading global platform dedicated to advancing the tourism and hospitality industry. Through its annual conference and other initiatives, 1TourismWorld brings together industry stakeholders to share knowledge, foster innovation, and drive the industry forward. About 1BusinessWorld 1BusinessWorld is a global business ecosystem, network and marketplace that provides entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals with the information, tools, resources and connectivity needed to succeed throughout their company’s growth journey, toward a better business world. Our vision is based on the reality that we live, work and do business in one global interconnected business environment, and hence our motto: “One World, One Business World”. Our mission is to encourage and support global communication and collaboration among entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses. 1BusinessWorld Contact Details Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

January 26, 2024 04:58 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Ethereum Foundation Moves $1.7 Million To Intensify Selling Pressure, Sui (PLX) and Pullix (PLX) Remain Unfazed

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The cryptocurrency market has been experiencing selling pressure since the SEC's approval of Bitcoin ETFs. However, for ETH, the selling pressure has only been intensified as the Ethereum Foundation sold over $1.7 million worth of Ether. Following the sale, ETH has dropped to multi-week lows as the crypto market corrects. Despite the bearish crypto market, top altcoins Sui (PLX) and Pullix (PLX) continue to hold steady. Let's find out how these altcoins have managed to remain bullish in the bearish market. Ethereum Foundation Sells $1.7 Million in ETH, Price Drop Continues Along with the crypto market, the price of Ethereum (ETH) has been in correction mode for over two weeks. However, the Ethereum Foundation has added even more selling pressure after its latest ETH token dump. Wu Blockchain reported that the Ethereum Foundation has offloaded 700 Ether tokens worth over $1.7 million. Following the sale, ETH has been under more intense bearish pressure, dropping by 13% on the weekly chart. From a 2024 high of $2,700, the price of Ethereum has dropped to the $2,200 support. Prominent analyst Ali Martinez has warned that ETH may potentially see a decline to the $2,000 price range after its price fell below the $2,388 support. Pullix (PLX) Shows Strength, Attracts Amidst the market-wide correction, Pullix (PLX) has been one of the top altcoins that have remained bullish. Following its 100% price rally over the last few weeks, this new DeFi project has attracted a ton of investors. As a result, Pullix has managed to raise over $4.29 million as the team prepares to launch its one-of-a-kind DeFi project soon. Pullix (PLX) has piqued the interest of the DeFi market because of its unique blend of features from centralized and decentralized exchanges. As a hybrid exchange, Pullix provides a seamless user experience, allows users to control their private keys, and enhanced security. Trading fees are also cheaper with faster processing times. However, the most talked-about feature of Pullix is its connection to multiple markets. In addition to offering crypto like other exchanges, Pullix lets users trade stocks, forex, commodities, and ETFs. These markets are significantly bigger than crypto, with the OTC derivatives market valued at over $632 trillion in 2022. This is the major reason why market analysts are bullish about the performance of PLX. While PLX is valued at $0.08 per coin, it has been forecasted to increase up to 50x when the exchange hits the DeFi market. Sui (SUI) Maintains Bullish Momentum Sui (SUI), one of the highest-gaining altcoins of 2023, has sustained its bullish momentum into 2024. Unaffected by the recent crypto market correction, the price of Sui has increased by more than 43% year-to-date. This makes it one of the top performers of the early year. There has been more activity in Sui's environment, which may be the reason for the price hike. Recently, Mysten Labs and the Sui Foundation collaborated to introduce the Sui Basecamp. This is the DeFi project's first-ever international conference. Also, Sui and Oracle Stork recently partnered to provide developers with quick pricing information. Final Thoughts With Ethereum failing to break free from bearish pressure, Pullix and Sui have become the go-to altcoins for investors. While Sui has been on a bullish trajectory, it looks set to be outpaced by Pullix thanks to its bigger market potential. For more information regarding Pullix’s presale see links below: Visit Pullix Join The Pullix Communities Pullix is a new DeFi protocol that is launching a hybrid exchange that will seamlessly blend the strengths of centralized and decentralized exchanges into one unified platform. Serving as the pioneer of “Trade-to-Earn” our native token $PLX empowers the community to earn a portion of the daily revenues generated by the exchange. Contact Details Pullix Pr Team contact@pullix.io Company Website https://pullix.io/

January 26, 2024 10:04 AM Central Standard Time

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Socioeconomic Shifts In Argentina: Property Deeds Signed In October Up 53% Y-O-Y, Gaucho Holdings (NASDAQ: VINO) Optimistic About The Future

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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga Earlier in November, Argentina elected right-wing libertarian Javiar Milei as president; he ran on the promise of economic shock therapy, which resonated with voters. The new president has brought a sense of optimism to his base and real estate experts are noticing an uptick in inquiries for family homes and buildable lots in the wake of the election. Despite the historical unpredictability of the Argentine economy, property prices are on the rise and there was a 53.3% increase in property deeds signed in October compared to the previous year. For individuals and companies that already have a foothold in Argentine real estate, 2024 could prove to be a profitable year marked by growth and expansion. Argentina’s Gaucho Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: VINO), which focuses on luxury industries and luxury real estate, seems well-positioned to be a leader in the space as Argentina’s economy rebounds. Gaucho Holdings has been investing in the Argentinian market since 2007 and has no intention of slowing down. The global luxury market is witnessing growth in light of a resurgence of social interactions and travel. The global luxury market is expected to reach $1.6 trillion in 2023, witnessing 8-10% growth over 2022. Despite macroeconomic challenges, the luxury market has shown resilience, and companies like Gaucho Group Holdings seem to be gearing up for growth. In mid-November, Argentine shares rose 28% on Wall Street, reflecting a positive market reaction to the election. Scott Mathis, Chairman and CEO of Gaucho Holdings, shared, "When a country like Argentina shifts from a position of no leverage to leverage, the implications are profound. This could very well be the greatest movement in asset valuation in real estate since the post-World War II era." The company is also in support of President Milei’s plans for Argentina’s dollarization, believing it will help further stabilize the country’s market. Gaucho Holdings’ position in the Argentine real estate market stems from the company’s early entry, established operational presence and diverse portfolio. The company also boasts a seasoned management team with a deep understanding of the market. Scott Mathis is also recently quoted as saying, "Argentina is on the cusp of an economic resurgence. We've been committed to Argentina since 2007, and our deep-rooted presence there, coupled with our diversified business model, positions us uniquely to harness the potential of this new economic era. We are excited to advance our plans and contribute significantly to and benefit from the country's growth trajectory." The company’s mission to source and develop opportunities in Argentina’s undervalued luxury real estate market could be coming to fruition in light of the recent political and socioeconomic shifts in the country. As Argentina’s global economic standing increases, Gaucho Holdings could be uniquely positioned to capitalize on increased opportunities. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

January 26, 2024 08:55 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How Super League Enterprise Is Helping Shape The Future Of Web 3.0 With 3D Engagement

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By Austin DeNoce, Benzinga Immersive experiences are everywhere around us. The lines between reality and virtual reality are blurrier and more valuable with each passing year, and more and more companies are diving into the digital world headfirst. Super League Enterprise (NASDAQ: SLE) is one of those companies as a leader in crafting engaging virtual experiences. The company leverages its substantial user base to forge connections between global brands and the Web 3.0 and gaming community by harnessing the power of immersive technologies to captivate and connect with a generation that increasingly can only be found in a digital world. The buzz around creating immersive online experiences may be lost on older generations that have been relatively slower entering new digital frontiers, but younger generations have fully embraced 3D engagement. Super League Enterprise’s Immersive Media Expansion The pioneer in immersive web activations and user engagement today boasts over a billion monthly impressions and over 120 million active players. The company’s mission is to help brands embrace 3D engagement as a fundamental component of Web 3.0, which it believes is the inevitable way digital advertising dollars will be directed in the future for deeper engagement with new audiences. During 2023, the company was a leader in building immersive 3D experiences across major digital platforms, including Roblox (NASDAQ: RBLX), Minecraft which is owned by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Fortnite, Sandbox and Decentraland. The company's strategy focuses on helping brands connect with large audiences in those established 3D environments. Its creator-friendly tools also help transform owned web domains through custom 3D experiences. Tools For 3D Engagement As brands shift digital advertising to make Web 3.0 connections with Generation Z and Alpha, Super League provides creators with a content development platform packed with enough proprietary IP to be an end-to-end operating system for the 3D Web. Super League reports that last year turned out to be a year of strong momentum for the company, highlighted by accelerated growth, streamlined operations and the largest contract in the company’s history – leading to record annual revenues of approximately $25 million. This highlights their growing role in the metaverse and digital engagement strategies. The company has partnered with brands like Barbie from Mattel Inc. (NYSE: MAT), Patrick Star (NASDAQ: PARA) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) to connect brands with gaming communities through immersive experiences. Heading into 2024, the company reports more global brands are navigating into Web 3.0 with a planned ramp-up of ad spending in the nascent marketing channel. “Super League is uniquely positioned to be the omni-channel solution for 3D engagement in the arena where brands in the near future will likely spend the majority of their digital advertising,” said Ann Hand, CEO of Super League. “Our capabilities as a platform for short-term advertising campaigns are evolving and our deals are getting much larger as customers discover the value in deeply immersive experiences that deliver revenues that are more recurring and forecastable.” As an example, Super League in 2023 launched the Hamilton Simulator, a Web 3.0 experience that attracted an audience of 6.5 billion for an interactive discovery of the epic Broadway saga’s groundbreaking music. The company reports that the experience went viral with over 1 million visits in the first two weeks, surpassing the top session time of Roblox experiences at an average of 21 minutes. Pioneering Immersive Media The landscape of media is quickly changing, forcing brands and creators to adopt new strategies to engage with a younger audience that increasingly socializes online. Industry giants like Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) have already begun making investments in immersive experiences, and as the shift into the digital world increases with innovations in the metaverse or other similar technologies, immersive media is becoming critical for brands seeking to capture the attention of the next generation. Super League believes it is on track to be a gold standard for creating multi-layered, persistent 3D Web solutions in a market it expects will reach $56 billion this year. The company has pioneered immersive activations and player engagement for close to a decade simply responding to the demand for a scalable, integrated publishing platform for immersive web experiences. Platforms to help brands leverage their IP in new and creative ways constitute a growing sector of the media industry. In this new landscape, Super League's approach is clear: equip brands with the knowledge and tools to create engaging digital experiences that drive higher audience engagement and more effective advertising campaigns. Super League Is Upping Its Game Last year, the company integrated generative AI technologies into its creative process tools for significant improvements in content development, color inspiration, image adjustments, audio generation and script refinement. It was an evolution for the company’s already robust content visualization and production solutions capabilities that it believes increases internal efficiencies and opportunities for continued, sustained new business and revenue growth. Super League Enterprise is capitalizing on the shift toward immersive digital environments. In 2023, it reduced its operating costs by 33% while serving some 100 brands and IP owners to successfully raise gross proceeds of $24.8 million and secure $4 million in accounts receivable. It last announced preliminary revenue for the fourth quarter that showed it grew 32% year over year to a company record of approximately $9.4 million. With additional cash from recently secured financings, it’s confident it is now more than ever in a position to drive significant revenue growth leading to profitability. The company's proprietary creator tools and vertically integrated publishing engine could position it as a promising player in the transition to a more interactive and immersive online world. Ultimately, Super League's growing list of partnerships and commitment to innovation in connecting brands with Web 3.0 and gaming communities highlight their strategic approach to audience engagement and advertising in the new dawn of immersive media. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

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