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AmeriLife’s Senior Market Advisors Makes Big Impact Helping Ugandan Orphans


Senior Market Advisors (SMA), one of the fastest growing field marketing organizations (FMO) in the insurance space and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today the building and opening of a home that houses 12 displaced children in Uganda in partnership with Nashville-based non-profit King’s Kids Africa. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Uganda, SMA representatives Jeremy Tingler, Henry S. Goldsmith and Annie Cobb met King’s Kids representatives, spoke with local officials about community impact and spent time with each of the 12 children gaining first-hand perspectives on how this opportunity will change their lives. “This home is a tangible foundation for creating life-long opportunities and strengthening the community for the benefit of children in need, while also providing much needed infrastructure to foster spiritual development, education, physical and mental wellbeing and social integration,” said Cobb. The home was built in an agricultural village just outside the capital city of Kampala and is part of a larger community expansion plan led by King’s Kids Africa. That plan includes a school, community center and home, all built around the local church, which is at the foundation of the organization’s Christian-faith mission. “The impact of this home – built amidst the church, school and community center – was visible to us as we toured the area and collection of nearby villages,” added Goldsmith. “You could see it, feel it, and the kid’s overall health and positive mentality was noticeable. This demonstrated to us not only the need for continued humanitarian interventions, but the impact King’s Kids Africa is having on the children and communities where they work.” “Our continued fundraising efforts are earmarked to support the lives of these 12 children,” said Christy Boyd, executive vice president of Shared Services at Senior Market Advisors. “Building the home was the first step, but there are daily expenses to running a home and providing for these children as they grow through the King’s Kids program. Our support continues.” AmeriLife and its network of affiliates have a long history supporting dozens of local, national and international non-profits including charity:water, Feeding America and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, among others. “All of us at AmeriLife are very proud of SMA’s commitment to community and humanity, and its continued demonstration of our shared values, wherever help is needed,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “We congratulate and celebrate the SMA staff and leadership for the transformative differences made in the lives and future of these 12 children.” To join Senior Market Advisors in supporting King’s Kids Africa program in Uganda, please visit or contact Christy Boyd at ### About Senior Market Advisors Senior Market Advisors (SMA), a Medicare FMO, has been a leader in profit management since 2007, driven by hard work and a commitment to “doing right” by the consumer. We have certainly knocked on our fair share of doors. We know the grit and determination involved in becoming a career agent. And as a result, we have become one of the fastest growing FMOs, doubling our business each year for the past five years. For more information, visit us online at About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 Company Website

August 09, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ondo InsurTech takes another step into promising new sector

Ondo InsurTech PLC

Ondo InsurTech PLC (LSE:ONDO) CEO Craig Foster speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive after announcing a new pilot scheme with Southern Water to trial the use of LeakBot in reducing water leaks, with the aim of achieving similar water reduction results as the Portsmouth Water trial carried out earlier in the year. Foster explains that Ondo was approached by Southern Water and have agreed to introduce the LeakBot device to around 1,000 homes as part of a pilot scheme, becoming the second water company to adopt Ondo's leak detection technology. He says that with water scarcity becoming a concern in the south of England, Ondo's technology presents an opportunity to conserve water and prevent leaks, benefiting both insurance and water companies. Foster also highlights Ondo's continued expansion into the United States, following a recent deal signed with PURE Insurance. He also gives a summery of Ondo's recent financial results, highlighting reflected substantial growth in unit sales, registered customers, and revenue, showcasing its potential for further success in the market. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813

August 09, 2023 08:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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As summer vacation draws to a close and the new school year approaches, Hibbett and New Balance announce an action packed Clips & Kicks Back to School appreciation event and celebration on Sunday, August 13 th from 12pm to 5pm in Charlotte. Hibbett wants to make the back to school prep a little easier with some free stuff for families, while they are getting their back to school shopping done. The public is invited to stop by the Hibbett store located at 3203 Eastway Drive in Charlotte on Sunday, August 13 th from 12pm to 5pm to join the fun. “Clips & Kicks is a really fun way to help families get ready for the new school year and do something cool for our community here in Charlotte,” said Cory Wiles, Hibbett, District Manager. “Special thanks to our generous partners at New Balance for helping us put this year’s event together.” Each year, Hibbett hosts special back to school events across the country to show appreciation to local families in their community who may be stretched with back to school expenses. Hibbett hires professional barbers and brings them onsite to provide free professional children’s haircuts for attendees. There is a party atmosphere to get kids pumped up about the new school year with their fresh new cuts and free school supplies. Throughout the day there is music, special promotions, giveaways, light refreshments and much more. Children of all ages are welcome to get free haircuts and school supplies on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. About Hibbett, Inc. Hibbett, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with 1143 Hibbett and City Gear specialty stores, located in 36 states nationwide. Hibbett has a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Jordan, and adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online or in their nearest store by visiting Follow us @hibbettsports and @citygear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact Details Wendy Yellin Company Website

August 08, 2023 10:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GoPro becomes the Official Action Camera Partner of Formula DRIFT

Formula DRIFT

The latest global brand to join the Formula DRIFT family is GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile camera. This collaboration is the perfect synergy, bringing together the most extreme motorsports series with the best cameras to capture the action. “We’re extremely happy to welcome GoPro to the Formula DRIFT family,” said Ryan Sage, Formula DRIFT President. “Almost since our inception, GoPro cameras have been used to capture some of the most exciting action in our sport. So, we’re delighted to make this collaboration official and be able to capture and share even more of what makes Formula DRIFT unique.” Currently, the latest GoPro cameras, including HERO11 Black and the 360° GoPro MAX, are being used by the series to capture footage for its very popular and free-to-view event livestream. So, the next logical step was to create a dedicated new video series. Called GoPro Chase for the Championship, it commenced at the St Louis Round last month and will continue to the end of the season. Each episode will follow the top drivers chasing the championship title and will be filmed entirely on GoPro. The videos will air over the Formula DRIFT livestream on YouTube and appear on FD’s social media pages for each of the remaining rounds. The GoPro video series will explore how the leading drivers reached their position in the standings and the challenges they face. While GoPro Chase for the Championship will focus on the FD PRO teams, the partnership will also feature FD Experience Presented by GoPro. Hosted by a roaming reporter, the series will drop into FD PRO and PROSPEC competition to capture the action and personalities behind the scenes as well as the fan experience as both Championships ramp up to their Final Rounds. As an additional opportunity for fans, GoPro will attend one of the final rounds to share the latest GoPro technology with attendees, including hands-on workshops with the industry-leading HERO11 Black, plus the mobile-friendly GoPro Quik app, and GoPro Subscription ecosystem. Information about the specific round will be available shortly. NEXT ROUND Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA will host the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Round 6 on August 11-12. Please visit for the competition schedule, ticket information, driver profiles, special content, and the event livestream, which will include the new GoPro Chase for the Championship and FD Experience Presented by GoPro series. About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) Founded in 2002, GoPro helps the world to capture and share itself in immersive and exciting ways. For more information, visit Open roles can be found on our careers page. Members of the press can access official logos and imagery on our press portal. GoPro customers can submit their photos and videos to GoPro Awards for an opportunity to be featured on GoPro's social channels and receive gear and cash awards. Connect with GoPro on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and GoPro's blog, The Current. GoPro, HERO and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries. ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT Formula DRIFT is recognized as the leading international drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges the driver's skill while demanding a great deal from their vehicle in terms of power and strength. Formula DRIFT provides a series for the best professional drifters from around the globe to compete for the coveted title of Formula DRIFT Champion. As the first official drifting series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting drift fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life, and established itself as the global leader for the sport. For a competition schedule, ticket information, special content and livestream, please visit EDITOR’S NOTE The first GoPro Chase for the Championship can be viewed or shared here: More images are available here: Contact Details Greg Emmerson Company Website

August 08, 2023 06:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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It’s Time to Dominate Direct Mail: AmeriLife Launches Highly Anticipated LeadStar Direct


LeadStar, the proprietary, private leads platform created with and exclusively for AmeriLife -affiliated agents, announced today that it has officially launched LeadStar Direct, a best-in-class direct mail lead campaign and CRM solution that’s set to transform the direct mail game for health and life agents nationwide – and just in time for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). “With compliance top of mind for every agent this year, the launch of LeadStar Direct fulfills AmeriLife’s continued promise to our partners and their agents to arm them with the best tools to confidently and reliably grow their books of business,” said William DeCourcy, senior vice president of Growth Marketing and Customer Acquisition for AmeriLife. “Alongside LeadStar Marketplace, we’re incredibly excited to deliver a best-in-class combination of lead generation solutions to market.” Originally announced during Medicarians 2023 and developed in partnership with RGI Solutions, LeadStar Direct provides agents with continuously optimized direct mail campaigns powered by an intuitive shopping experience that allows them to go from sign-up to mailing in just one day. The platform is also regulation ready and 100% compliant with all federal and state-level marketing requirements. Alongside precision targeting capabilities and enhanced data and selection filtering, agents won’t needlessly spend money on targets that don’t meet their qualifications to better maximize their response rates. “In today’s environment, direct mail campaigns require a simpler, more secure and more targeted approach,” added Ovi Vitas, Chief Marketing Officer for AmeriLife. “With LeadStar Direct, agents can be sure that their investments are well spent on a platform designed to deliver smarter, more successful campaigns.” Join LeadStar Direct for an Exclusive Launch Event on Aug. 10 With LeadStar Direct now live, the team is hosting a public launch webinar at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 10, to dive deep into the platform’s features alongside an esteemed group of partners and power uses. To register and learn more about LeadStar Direct, click here. ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and 120 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. About LeadStar LeadStar is the industry’s preeminent enterprise leads program that delivers the compliant, reliable and performative leads that today’s health and life insurance agents need to grow their books of business and maximize their success. Powered by AmeriLife and exclusively for the company’s affiliated agents, LeadStar’s suite of solutions includes LeadStar Marketplace, LeadStar Connect and LeadStar Direct. For more information, contact an AmeriLife-affiliated marketing company or visit Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 Company Website

August 08, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Digitalbox says Media Chain asset acquisition would put it in a "very strong position"

Digitalbox PLC

Digitalbox PLC (AIM:DBOX) CEO James Carter speaks to Thomas Warner from Proactive after the digital media business announced an agreement to potentially acquire assets from Media Chain, which operates popular web social brands like "99 Problems," "The Life Shopping Network," and "Student Problems." The acquisition is currently in a testing or licensing phase, lasting until November 30th, during which Digital Box will assess the potential benefits of working with these assets and their follower bases to maximise engagement and extend their audience reach. Carter says he sees significant gains from the prospective acquisition. The addition of the new assets would increase Digital Box's Facebook followers from around 8 million to approximately 20 million, which could result in a substantial uplift in audience delivery across their brands. Notably, the acquisition offers audience fit opportunities that align well with their existing brands. Regarding the timeline for completing the deal, James expects it to be within a range of one to four months, with the goal of finalising it as soon as possible. James also discusses market conditions, saying that a challenging environment has persisted into the first half of 2023. However, Digital Box has been trading in line with its forecasts, adapting to the market conditions and working towards their projected targets. Contact Details Proactive UK Ltd +44 20 7989 0813

August 07, 2023 07:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Back to School Ready!

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August 04, 2023 10:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Philcoin Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr


Philcoin proudly reveals a groundbreaking partnership with legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr. Together, they aim to bring the sports community into the blockchain world, creating exclusive NFT collections. Furthermore, the partnership will lead to the launch of a pension fund for boxers worldwide. This new move is just the latest in Philcoin's mission to promote philanthropy worldwide. The project enables users to earn tokens and engage in charitable giving through their social-powered PHILApp. The Benefits Coming with This New Partnership The renowned boxer Roy Jones Jr has teamed up with Philcoin, driving the sports community into the blockchain space. This collaboration will create exclusive NFT collections and establish a pension fund for boxers worldwide. Roy Jones Jr., born on January 16, 1969, is a celebrated American professional boxer. His impressive career spans multiple world championships in four weight classes, including middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight. Uniquely, Jones is the only boxer in history to start his professional career at light middleweight and progress to win a heavyweight title. He represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal. Widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, Jones was named Fighter of the Year in 1994 by The Ring magazine. Moreover, the World Boxing Hall of Fame named him Fighter of the Year in 2003. Philcoin's social-powered philanthropy app, PHILApp, will play a vital role in this partnership. The platform will connect sports enthusiasts globally, creating a place to showcase their talents while earning tokens and supporting charities. An essential aspect of this partnership is PHILStream. This is especially true considering Roy Jones Jr's role in advocating for transparency and better rights in the music industry. Listeners will collect rewards for their support, and PHILStream will boost promotion for musicians worldwide. A Rapidly Evolving Ecosystem with Philanthropy at Its Core Philcoin's blockchain-based ecosystem offers users access to educational resources, social networks, communication tools, and more. Quantum-proof encryption ensures data protection, enabling peer-to-peer interaction even in low-data connectivity. In the team’s PHILApp platform, there’s a wide array of features appealing to different types of users. First of all, PHILEducation enables users to develop soft skills through accredited courses, with free or paid learning options. Managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners can also earn Philcoin tokens through these courses. PHILSocial and PHILChat platforms expand social reach, allowing users to connect worldwide, post content, and create fundraising causes. PHILChat provides a feature-rich chat messenger system with audio and video calls, file downloads, and group chats. PHILGaming offers a comprehensive gaming experience where players earn tokens to enhance their PHILNation experience. PHILCast, the project's podcast platform, informs users about new blockchain developments. The philanthropic staking mechanism allows users to earn and donate a portion of their rewards, fostering a supportive community. Finally, the previously mentioned PHILStream enables users to stream podcasts and radio shows in the crypto and web3. As mentioned above, this feature extends beyond these sectors, rewarding musicians, creators, and listeners. PHL, the native cryptocurrency of Philcoin, incentivizes users to engage with the platform and its services. Users earn rewards through PHL for participating in activities, providing services, and supporting the network. The built-in give-to-earn feature of PHL encourages users to share rewards, promoting a compassionate and giving world. PHL is available on various platforms, including Pancakeswap, XT.COM, Bitforex, MEXC, and Bitmart. About Philcoin Philcoin's ecosystem offers low-bandwidth access to a wide range of services, including education, social networking, communications, e-commerce, gaming, and donations. Their proprietary mesh network technology democratizes access to Web3. This ensures user privacy through quantum-proof encryption and drives philanthropy through digital giving. Philcoin addresses the barriers of high broadband costs in developing countries, making digital services accessible to all. Their mesh network technology fosters a secure digital economy, promoting philanthropy through earning within their ecosystem. The latest partnership with Roy Jones Jr is a huge step forward for Philcoin. The team continues its mission to bring blockchain technology and philanthropy together. From NFTs to pension funds, the potential of this groundbreaking collaboration is limitless. The team looks forward to engaging with the sports community, allowing them to connect and contribute while earning rewards. It is possible to check out Philcoin's features through the project's website. Moreover, the social media pages below regularly update the public on the team's progress. Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube | Telegram | Reddit | Twitter | Instagram Contact Details Philcoin Tatum Aoril

August 04, 2023 09:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Partnership In The Hospitality Sector In Gabon


LIBREVILLE, GABON - African Media Agency - 3 August 2023 - The Fonds Gabonais d'Investissements Stratégiques (FGIS), its subsidiaries Façade Maritime du Champ Triomphal (FMCT), an urban development company, Luxury Green Resorts (LGR), a Gabonese tourism operator, on one hand, and the Kasada group, on the other hand, signed a partnership agreement on August 2nd, 2023, to develop hotels in Gabon. Through this agreement, FGIS, FMCT, LGR and Kasada, the independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in Africa, are responding to the ambition to strengthen the attractiveness of the territory and boost the Gabonese economy. With a current portfolio of eighteen (18) hotels in eight (8) African markets, Kasada will be involved in identifying, evaluating, structuring, and managing hotel projects in Gabon, from conception to completion. Among the projects to be analyzed as part of this collaboration is the upscale hotel complex in the northern zone of the Baie des Rois site. It will address the growing needs identified in terms of urban planning, business tourism and leisure, offering innovative services to users looking for unique, local experiences. Architecturally and environmentally innovative, the hotel will feature sustainable materials, water treatment and the use of green energy in line with international standards. Baie des Rois is part of the urban development program for the Baie des Rois Special Investment Zone (ZIS), led by FMCT. In line with the Plan d'Accélération de la Transformation (PAT), Baie des Rois aims to become an exceptional hub meeting the criteria of a sustainable, innovative, low-carbon city. Situated on Libreville's waterfront, it stands out for its mixed use of real estate and commercial space for local residents. Mr. Akim Mohamed DAOUDA, CEO of FGIS, declared: "This project is part of our overall strategy to develop sustainable infrastructures based on the valorization of our natural capital. The construction of an environmentally-friendly hotel complex will showcase Gabon's low-carbon solutions.” Mr. Emmanuel EDANE, CEO of FMCT, declared: "The partnership with Kasada effectively demonstrates the investment opportunities offered by the Baie des Rois. This development zone will contribute to the economic influence and tourism growth of the Gabonese capital." Mr. Olivier GRANET and Mr. David DAMIBA, Managing Partners of Kasada Capital Management, commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with FGIS and its subsidiaries. The Baie des Rois is an ambitious and exciting project. It demonstrates once again our expertise and our role as preferred partner for sovereign entities to carry out complex projects. Our ability to analyze projects of this scale and our agility in terms of financial structuring, enable us to find the right solution for this flagship project in Gabon. Furthermore, through this project, we aim to set a new standard for sustainable development in Gabon, in line with the country's initiatives to address climate change.” About FGIS The Fonds Gabonais d'Investissements Stratégiques (FGIS) is the exclusive trustee of the Fonds Souverain de la République Gabonaise (FSRG) and of the unallocated holdings in the portfolio of the Gabonese State. The Fund invests in the strategic sectors of the national economy, with the aim of creating shared prosperity for the people of Gabon and future generations. As the financial investment instrument of the Republic of Gabon, the Fund supports government action by investing in four strategic sectors: infrastructure financing, support for SMEs, regional development and support for social sectors. FGIS also acts as the exclusive agent responsible for marketing carbon credits belonging to the Gabonese Republic as part of the fight against climate change. About FMCT Created in 2015, the Façade Maritime Champ Triomphal (FMCT) is the subsidiary of the Fonds Gabonais d'Investissements Stratégiques (FGIS) dedicated to the sustainable development of the Gabonese territory for the population and future generations. Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the company is responsible for the design and development of city infrastructure projects, facilities and real estate, notably on the Baie des Rois site. In 2023, Baie des Rois won two major awards, including Best Sustainable Infrastructure Project for its eco-responsible approach at the Africa Investments Forum & Awards (AIFA) and Best New Mega Development at the Marché International des Professionnels de l'Immobilier (MIPIM Awards). About LGR Luxury Green Resorts (LGR) is a tourism operator whose mission is to revitalize the tourism industry in Gabon while promoting the country's natural heritage. LGR is committed to preserving this heritage through projects carried out in close collaboration with local authorities, technical operators, civil society and communities. About KASADA Kasada is an independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in Africa, advised by Kasada Capital Management, part of the Kasada group. The firm was launched with the backing of Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of State of Qatar, and Accor, a world leading hospitality group. Kasada's strategy spans all segments, from economy to luxury, and targets both greenfield and brownfield projects. Kasada's hotels are operated under the banner of Accor's wide range of internationally renowned brands. By investing in a region that offers robust growth opportunities, Kasada aims to deliver both attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors and a long positive impact on local economies. In April 2019, Kasada held a close of its maiden fund, Kasada Hospitality Fund L.P., with equity commitments of over US$ 500 million. For more information: visit and follow us on LinkedIn. Contact Details Aunel LOUMBA Uveka HARICHARUN

August 03, 2023 12:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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