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NCMA Announces Program Year 2023 Award Recipients

National Contract Management Association

The National Contract Management Association announces recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Innovation in Contracting Award, Outstanding Fellow Award, Fellow Award, Best Contract Management Magazine Article Award, Contract Management Education Award, and the Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award. These outstanding achievements were honored earlier today at World Congress. This year’s winners are: Lifetime Achievement Award Darryl A. Scott, USAF (ret), Fellow Bill P. McNally, Fellow Innovation in Contracting Award Joint Artificial Intelligence Center/Chief Digital & Artificial Intelligence Office Keith William Gibson, CFCM - TryAI Bonnie Evangelista - Tradewind Outstanding Fellow Award Faye Orick, CPCM, Fellow Fellow Award Michael Freelander, CFCM Ashley McGrew Harden Jessica Johnson, CPCM, CFCM Dr. Dolores Kuchina-Musina, CFCM Laura C. Kunkle, CPCM, CFCM Michael Levy Kameke Mitchell Wanda Wallace, CPCM, CFCM Charlie E. Williams, Jr. Best Contract Management Magazine Article Award Kate Vitasek, "Back to Basics for Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing" Contract Management Education Award Naval Post Graduate School Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award Tammy L. Smith The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org. Contact Details Jennifer Knowlton +1 571-382-1127 jennifer.knowlton@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

July 20, 2022 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Telland Releases First of Its Kind Farmland NFTs on Telos Blockchain

Telos Foundation

The mint is currently underway on Telos EVM providing users with a unique opportunity to own collectable artistic NFTs representing access to yields from 100 square meters of physical land within the Proyecto Ecológico Nuestro Paraíso in the Northwestern region of Piura, Peru, South America. However, the use-case of Telland NFTs goes far beyond simple ownership. These land plots will contribute to the growth of local farmers' sustainable organic produce and a more robust economy in the region. Perpetual Rewards for Holders Users that mint one or more Telland NFTs will receive annual rewards in perpetuity, financially backed by the revenue generated from the South American farmland. Currently there are only 100 NFT parcels of land priced at $150 USD in TLOS tokens each available to mint. The rewards payment breakdown is as follows: Year 1 of ownership - Holder receives minimum guarantee of $30 (20% APR on NFT mint price) Year 2 of ownership - Holder receives a minimum guarantee of $50 (33% APR on NFT mint price) Year 3 of ownership - Holder receives a minimum guarantee of $75 (50% APR on NFT mint price). This minimum continues perpetually from year 3 onwards. The collection debuts at an ideal moment as accumulating land ownership is more challenging for millennials today than at any other time in our history. Furthermore, Telland NFTs offers holders a chance to generate passive revenue from a real-world asset that benefits the environment while omitting painstaking bureaucratic processes and paperwork. Telland is also a participant in the Telos Mission NFT contest, which offers NFT creators a chance to win substantial prize money and acclaim in the NFT community. The contest has over 60 submissions to date and Telland's participation provides yet another opportunity for value increase in the event Telland is announced a winner. Public voting begins on July 23, 2002, on the TaiKai Network. "We chose Telos primarily for two factors: the community and the technology. The vision of the founders of Telos was to create a community around the ideas of service to society and care for the environment. Telland wants to do just that by converting arid lands into farmlands that produce fruits with a high nutritional content that help the well-being of humanity. In terms of technology, the ease of creating and deploying smart contracts in the Telos EVM, the incredible speed and low cost of transactions was such that the decision to build on their network was simple." -Paul Gonzales, Telland Co-founder "Telland is an amazing example of real-world application of NFTs and a glimpse at the future of tokenised land and real estate. At $150 an NFT, these prove to be a very interesting way to gain exposure to the value of real estate. The idea of being able to buy and trade land rights with such ease is magical to anyone who has had the pleasure of making a traditional real estate purchase where the process is incredibly slow (taking 2-4 weeks) and requiring middle men and costly fees" -Justin Giudici, Telos Foundation CEO About Telos Live since 2018, Telos Blockchain (ticker: TLOS) is an ESG compliant Layer 1 smart contract platform that offers full-service compatibility with Solidity, Vyper and Native C++ smart contracts. The Telos EVM is the most powerful and scalable Ethereum Smart Contract platform built to power Web 3.0. Telos features a robust, third-generation, ESG compliant evolutionary blockchain governance system, including smart contracts, advanced voting features, and flexible and user-friendly fee models. In addition, Telos supports the blockchain ecosystem by serving as an incubator and accelerator for decentralized applications through development grants. Come build with us. About The Foundation The Telos Foundation is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization established as a promotional and funding body to advance the Telos Blockchain Network and provide support to network applications. Contact Details The Team hello@telosfoundation.io Company Website https://www.telos.net/

July 19, 2022 10:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tech CEO gives away free career coaching

Victor Cho

Victor Cho, a two-time internet CEO (and most recently the CEO at Evite.com) has released a powerful Career Acceleration Course that he is making available 100% free of charge at https://www.victorcho.com/course. This self-paced video course is filled with his top ten secrets for building a faster career trajectory and overcoming the obstacles, mindsets, and behaviors that prevent career growth. “I have always had a deep passion for bringing my teams to the next level in terms of how they operate, collaborate, and lead. The ten lessons I have put into this course are all must-have skills that every employee should master—from the front line to the C-Suite,” says Cho. “Anyone who masters even just one of these lessons will get some career lift, and anyone who masters them all will find themselves on a rocket-ship trajectory.” The ten lessons of the program delve into three critical career areas: 1) how to build your core capabilities; 2) how to deliver real impact; and 3) how to add positive energy into your organization. The specific lessons include: BUILDING YOUR CAPABILITIES: Attacking your job from the CEO's vantage point Building skills before you actually need them Proactive self-reviews and critiques DELIVERING REAL IMPACT: Mastering self-driven urgency Framing for impact and clarity, and then delivering it Mastering divergent thinking BECOMING ENERGY ACCRETIVE: Mastering inquiry vs. advocacy Driving change across multiple stakeholders Up, across, and down communication Building your extended network Courses like this typically run from hundreds to even thousands of dollars, but Cho is making this course available completely free. Those who partake in the course will simply be asked to donate (if they have the means) to one of several charities that he has identified that help underprivileged children in need, both in the U.S. and the Ukraine. “I have always wanted to put my coaching lessons into a more scalable form in order to help those who didn’t work in the companies I managed,” say Cho. “I really hope those who take and apply these lessons will find value in this coaching gift, and in exchange, will help those in need elsewhere in the world.” The course is available starting today at https://www.victorcho.com/course and any inquiries can be sent to course@victorcho.com. www.VictorCho.com is the official web presence for Victor Cho. A passionate consumer advocate, Cho was most recently the CEO at Evite where he helped lead the company back from the brink of COVID19 extinction and returned it to growth and financial health via a successful corporate extraction. Before that Cho was the CEO during a multi-year turnaround effort at Kodak Gallery (formerly ofoto.com) and he served as the Vice President and leader of Intuit’s $1billion+ web channel. He also spent seven years at Microsoft, where he launched some of the company's earliest Internet commerce and SaaS initiatives. Cho has received numerous awards for his work, including being named the Internet Person of the Year by the Internet Marketing Association and receiving an Italian Knighthood from the Royal House of Savoy for his philanthropic efforts--which have raised nearly $30M for charities and non-profits. Contact Details www.victorcho.com Media course@victorcho.com

July 19, 2022 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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NCMA Releases Third Edition of The Contract Management Standard™

National Contract Management Association

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) announced today the release of the third edition of The Contract Management Standard ™ (CMS™). The CMS™ is an ANSI-approved American National Standard that describes contract management in terms of the processes created through the integration and interaction of job tasks and skills and the purposes they serve. “Contract management is an ever-evolving profession as reflected in this third edition release of CMS™,” said Kraig Conrad, CEO. “This latest edition of CMS™ was developed through a rigorous process to be a key resource for both buyers and sellers.” The CMS™ includes the contract management processes and relationships required to develop solicitations, develop offers, form contracts, perform contracts, and close contracts for the furnishing and procurement of goods or services. It also includes buyer and seller collaboration with stakeholders such as engineering, estimating, finance, legal, logistics, pricing, project management, requirement development, supply chain management, quality control, customers, and others. Additionally, it is the foundation and framework for the Contract Management Body of Knowledge ®, Sixth Edition and for two of NCMA’s certifications: the Certified Professional Contract Manager™ and the Certified Contract Management Associate. The CMS™ is provided as a free download available to everyone. For your free copy of the CMS™ visit www.ncmahq.org/cms. ### The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org. Contact Details NCMA Crystal leid +1 571-382-1101 cleid@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

July 15, 2022 04:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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CollaborationRoom.AI and Provana Announce Joint Solution for Superior Contact Center Effectiveness

Provana

Provana, provider of the industry’s first unified platform for compliance and performance management, and CollaborationRoom.AI, an agent engagement, productivity, and compliance solution for hybrid workforce, today announced a partnership that creates the most holistic agent effectiveness management solution available to contact center leaders. CollaborationRoom.AI has built an engagement platform that recreates the same employee experience whether working from home or from the office. The solution uses an entirely browser-based deployment to replicate an office working environment. In parallel, Provana’s leading Interaction Analytics platform analyzes agent voice call interactions for insights into call quality, compliance, and agent effectiveness. Through this partnership, contact center managers will get a 360-degree view of agent performance by analyzing the agent’s behavioral attributes combined with their voice interactions. This provides a deeper and richer set of insights into agent empathy and the elements that drive increased CX in each agent interaction. Provana’s team will also provide a layer of analytics services to CollaborationRoom.AI customers, even those not using Provana for Insight Analytics. “We are excited to be working with such a notable innovator in the contact center space,” said Sean Clark, SVP Products at Provana. “We strive for the most contextualized and customizable interaction analytics to our customers. CollaborationRoom.AI extends the depth of our ability to provide context for actionable insights.” “Provana brings a unique combination of technology and analysts to contact centers in consumer finance, insurance, and other industries,” said Sameer Maini, Chief Executive Officer at CollaborationRoom.AI. “We are pleased to bring our technology to market with one of the most robust and growing players in the industry.” About CollaborationRoom.AI CollaborationRoom.AI patent pending solution enables the supervisor to manage their remote teams as if they are in a brick-and-mortar facility. The CollaborationRoom.AI solution enables customers to drive higher agent utilization, lower attrition and increase compliance. Learn more at www.collaborationroom.ai. About Provana Provana’s compliance and performance management solutions are the first of their kind, providing effortless control over process-intensive and regulated operations. Available to large and midsize enterprises in the consumer finance, legal and healthcare markets, Provana technology is based on a decade of business process management (BPM), AI, RPA, regulatory compliance, and secure data operation expertise. Provana BPM services operate in hundreds of client back offices. The Provana platform can be enabled with managed services and has modules for call analytics, consumer self-service, policies, procedures, disputes, complaints, internal & external audits, noncompliance resolution, licensing & insurance, and BI for operational control. Learn more at www.provana.com. Contact Details Provana Britney Schaeffer britney.schaeffer@provana.com Collaborationroom.AI Viji Maini Viji.maini@collaborationroom.ai Company Website https://www.provana.com/

July 14, 2022 08:14 AM Central Daylight Time

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Unocoin Collaborates With CleverTap to Offer Its Users Omnichannel Customer Experiences

CleverTap

CleverTap, the modern, integrated retention cloud, today announced it has partnered with Unocoin, India’s first crypto exchange, to optimize, accelerate their user engagement, and provide a seamless omnichannel customer experience. Through this collaboration, and by integrating CleverTap’s solution into its app, Unocoin is now equipped to better understand user behavior and has the ability to create segments based on user activity, demographics, and other parameters. Unocoin will also be able to create hyper-personalized campaigns to engage with its audience across multiple channels at the right time with precise communication. “As a platform that helps individuals with investments into cryptocurrencies, we need to be cognizant of the exact needs of our users. Understanding a customer’s behavior on our app becomes vital as this helps us provide a tailored experience. Since awareness and understanding of cryptocurrencies at large is at a nascent stage, delivering precise communication becomes all the more important,” said Suhas SK, Senior Vice President - Marketing, Unocoin Technologies Private Limited. CleverTap enables Unocoin to keep track of app activity, in-app purchases, and returning users. Unocoin will also be able to personalize customer experience using real-time behavioral data with precise predictive recommendations, leading to engagement opportunities based on each user’s exact needs. “We are delighted to partner with Unocoin in their journey to make investing in cryptocurrency easy for all. With CleverTap Retention Cloud, Unocoin will be able to hyper-personalize the experience for every investor. Today, hyper-personalization is crucial at every point in a customer’s journey and is a key enabler to growth. We are confident that with our help, Unocoin will be able to grow and offer its customers exactly what they need,” said Vikrant Chowdhary, Chief Growth Officer, CleverTap. About CleverTap CleverTap is the modern, integrated retention cloud that empowers digital consumer brands to increase customer retention and lifetime value. CleverTap drives contextual individualization with the help of a unified and deep data layer, AI/ML-powered insights, and automation enabling brands to offer hyper-personalized and delightful experiences to their customers. 1,200+ customers in 60+ countries and 10,000+ apps, including Gojek, ShopX, Canon, Mercedes Benz, Electronic Arts, TED, Jio, Premier League, TD Bank, Carousell, Papa John’s, and Tesco, trust CleverTap to achieve their retention and engagement goals, growing their long-term revenue. Backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Tiger Global Management, and Accel, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Mumbai, Singapore, Sofia, São Paulo, Bogota, Amsterdam, Jakarta, and Dubai. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter. About Unocoin Started in 2013, Unocoin is a Bangalore-based technology startup and is India’s first entrant into the bitcoin industry. The company operates India’s largest (in Indian customer base) BTC-INR trading platform which enables Indians to buy, sell, store, use, and accept bitcoin. At its peak, Unocoin processed transactions worth more than INR 2B per month for its 1,300,000+ customers. The startup has been featured among the Top 20 companies in The Fintech20: India List, and have won prestigious titles like ‘The Golden SABRE award’ in financial communications for the project, ‘Bit-by-Bit: Building Bitcoin in India’ and ‘TECH30’ award from YourStory.For more information, visit https://www.unocoin.com/in Forward-Looking Statements Some of the statements in this press release may represent CleverTap's belief in connection with future events and may be forward-looking statements, or statements of future expectations based on currently available information. CleverTap cautions that such statements are naturally subject to risks and uncertainties that could amount in the actual result being absolutely different from the results anticipated by the statements mentioned in the press release. Factors such as the development of general economic conditions affecting our business, future market conditions, our ability to maintain cost advantages, uncertainty with respect to earnings, corporate actions, client concentration, reduced demand, liability or damages in our service contracts, unusual catastrophic loss events, war, political instability, changes in government policies or laws, legal restrictions impacting our business, impact of pandemic, epidemic, any natural calamity and other factors that are naturally beyond our control, changes in the capital markets and other circumstances may cause the actual events or results to be materially different, from those anticipated by such statements. CleverTap does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or updated or revised status of such statements. Therefore, in no case whatsoever will CleverTap and its affiliate companies be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in conjunction with the information and/or statements in this press release or any related damages. Contact Details Sony Shetty sony@clevertap.com Company Website https://clevertap.com/

July 14, 2022 04:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Assembly Releases Newest Global Luxury Brand Report: New Horizons for Luxury in China

Assembly

Hot off the press – Global omnichannel agency Assembly is back with our much-anticipated global luxury brand reports. In 2022, we release a first-of-its kind-installment, focused on the market quickly becoming the most critical for luxury brands worldwide: China. Download your copy of: LUXE IN CHINA – New Horizons for Luxury Brands In 2020, it was reported that by the year 2025, China will contribute to half of all luxury goods purchases worldwide. Two years later and that trajectory is very much on track, as experts expect China to take its place as the world’s largest luxury personal goods market within the next three years. Not only are the trends we see in this market relevant to the brands seeking to win the hearts and minds of Chinese consumers – but they also point towards luxury’s future place in the lifestyles of up-and-coming generations around the world. Where China leads in technological advances and innovation and bold, new experiences, others often follow. In the 2022 report, we look at four key defining trends, with insight and examples of successful implementation and transformation done by global brands in the Chinese market: Emerging Media Formats Our Future in the Metaverse The Evolution of Offline Immersive Experiences New Consumer Engagement Beyond Brand We also look at media investment trends across key luxury categories, as a signal of the continued digitalization of luxe brand experiences. While challenging economic conditions and the continued effects of COVID are felt by all, luxury brands are creating vibrant, truly culture-defining moments to create closer connections with luxe consumers. Get your copy today. ABOUT ASSEMBLY: Assembly is made of the ingredients of the modern agency, bringing together data, talent, and technology to deliver a connected set of solutions for media + more to the best brands on the planet. We’re home to more than 1,500 of the industry’s top talent, who bring unmatched global omnichannel media expertise + data, technology, and business consulting capabilities that find change and fuel growth for brands worldwide. Assembly is a proud member of Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing. Visit www.assemblyglobal.com for more information. Contact Details Assembly Kelvin Lee, Associate Director of Marketing +852 2344 6477 kelvin.lee@assemblyglobal.com Company Website https://www.assemblyglobal.com/

July 12, 2022 09:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Global Leaders Decry the Trivialization and Hijacking of the ‘Apartheid’ Label to Attack the Jewish State

Combat Hate Foundation

Leaders from around the world spoke out last week against appropriation of the term “apartheid” from its historical South African context with the goal of defaming and isolating Israel by portraying it as a racist entity. At a conference co-hosted by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), NGO Monitor, and the World Zionist Organization titled “ Trivializing History: How Anti-Israel Activists Have Hijacked the South African ‘Apartheid’ Label to Attack the Jewish State,” world leaders, diplomats, legislators, and policymakers discussed what must be done to restore the “apartheid” term to its proper context and delegitimize its use in discourse about a conflict to which it has no relevance. “Categorizing Israel as an ‘apartheid’ state is just plain antisemitic,” said Vice President of the European Parliament and Special Envoy on Combating Religious Discrimination Including Antisemitism Nicola Beer. “In my opinion, such characterization counters progress made in the region concerning the peace process, instead it deepens the rifts and fuels antisemitism around the world.” The conference was held in response to the global rise in antisemitism. The “apartheid” campaign questions Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state by framing Israel as an inherently racist state. During the past 18 months, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International published reports accusing Israel of “apartheid,” and the UN established two bodies where the claim of apartheid will be prominently featured. These attempts distort history of what happened during South Africa’s past system of institutionalized racial segregation. Continuous misuse of the “apartheid” conversation trivializes the suffering endured by true apartheid victims of the oppressive apartheid regime. “The suffering of South Africans under Apartheid was unique and attempts to apply the same label to Israel trivialize that history and are unacceptable,” said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jiří Kozák. “We consider this open antisemitism. By claiming that Israel is a racist endeavor is in violation of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. Claims of ‘apartheid’ is not about questioning a particular policy, but about challenging the nature of the Jewish state.” “Whatever the world’s greatest and most unforgiveable crime is in any particular moment of history, the Jews will be accused of it,” said Member of the UK House of Lords Baroness Ruth Deech. “Those who accuse Israel of ‘apartheid’ are themselves racist in that their real mission is to deny the legitimacy of the only Jewish state in the world and if they got their way they would return Jews to dispersion, slaughter, and discrimination.” “Attempts to link South Africa’s past system of institutionalized racial segregation to the nuanced complexity of contemporary Israel-Palestinian relations debase history and trivialize the unique suffering of ‘apartheid’ victims,” U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar said. “We must acknowledge the dangerous effects of falsified name-calling.” “A lot of political prisoners during the Apartheid era would have loved to live as a Palestinian in Israel,” said Member of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of the Budgetary Committee Niclas Herbst. “Applying the ‘apartheid’ label serves no purpose other than to delegitimize the Israeli state, demonizing the Jewish people and ultimately bring about Israel’s destruction,” said Former Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defense of the Republic of Ireland Alan Shatter. Alongside the conference, CAM released a public petition urging people to sign a pledge to “urge decision-makers at the international, national, and local levels to vocally reject and condemn the ‘apartheid’ libel of Israel.” NGO Monitor released a number of reports debunking the claims made by Amnesty International and other NGOs. Examples of such reports can be found here and here. These releases highlight their work fighting the “apartheid” libel. “We are combating the ‘apartheid’ calumny with a carefully orchestrated strategy and a dissemination of the truth and the facts,” Elan Carr, CAM Advisory Board Member and Former US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism, said. "The antisemitic ‘apartheid’ campaign will be defeated because it is built on lies and hate." NGO Monitor Vice President Olga Deutsch commented, “It is heartwarming to see how many officials rallied to denounce the ‘apartheid’ smear. Preserving the uniqueness of the ‘apartheid’ narrative is central for the South African people, but in the context of today’s event is also crucial for the global Jewish community facing violent antisemitic attacks. Strong message from our elected officials is imperative in setting the tone for the rest of us.” Watch a video of the full event here. The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is a global coalition engaging more than 500 partner organizations and 1.7 million people from a diverse array of religious, political, and cultural backgrounds in the common mission of fighting the world’s oldest hatred. CAM acts collaboratively to build a better future, free of bigotry, for Jews and all humanity. Contact Details Ashley Perry info@combatantisemitism.org Company Website https://combatantisemitism.org/

July 12, 2022 08:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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‘Ready for Ron’ Releases Research Illustrating Growing Positive Sentiment for DeSantis

Ready for Ron

Today, Ready for Ron, a draft committee encouraging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for President, released research it commissioned from Impact Social showing growing support for Governor DeSantis. The report shows positive sentiment for Governor Ron DeSantis grew 8 points from an earlier analysis released last week. Impact Social researchers analyzed the publicly available social media discussion in relation to Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump among swing voters from June 15 to June 29, 2022. Additional reports are expected every two weeks. Previous reports can be found here. “We carried out detailed language analysis of US social media discussions back to May 2016 to capture social media users into a database of 40,000 swing voters,” explained Phil Snape, Director at Impact Social. “With 40,000 participants, we are operating what is likely the world’s largest focus group – as big as a Football stadium.” The summary of Impact Social’s second report states: The last fortnight has been a productive period for Ron DeSantis which has seen his net sentiment jump 8 pts (-14 to -6) among floating voters. Within the positive conversation (+2pts 19 to 21), those hoping to persuade DeSantis to run for president will be delighted to see the leading topic within this discussion is how they prefer DeSantis to Trump (33%). It is worth emphasizing these opinions are posted without coercion or provocation. These floating voters are merely stating online how they favor the younger man as their next president. A small percentage (4%) are even outing themselves as Democrats before volunteering their support should DeSantis stand. Intriguingly, there is a feeling among his supporters that a sense of momentum is developing around his potential presidential candidacy. They speak excitedly about a poll in NH, an ‘endorsement’ by Elon Musk or simply muse that DeSantis’ ‘is where the smart money is’, that ‘Dems want Trump because they can’t beat DeSantis’ or that Fox will happily anoint him as leader of the GOP when the time arises. A downward trend in the number of negative posts against DeSantis (-5pts 33 to 27) will be welcomed by his camp. Yet their boss continues to take hits from across the political spectrum as some GOP voters see him as too right wing and pine for a leader dedicated to smaller government. That said, the majority of criticism stems from the left who see DeSantis as an overbearing authoritarian. They use DeSantis’ recent decision not to order Covid -19 vaccination for FL kids as a prime example of what he is capable of. This, together with perceived attacks on LGBT rights and support for gun laws increases anxiety among the left many of whom see him as a danger to America. All of which, given the ideological standpoint of the authors, might be music to DeSantis’ ears. “We are excited to see our efforts are paying off. Support for Ron DeSantis continues to grow. While we expect the attacks to increase, we are delighted his support base is increasing too,” explained Ready for Ron legal counsel and spokeswoman Lilian Rodríguez-Baz. “We are hoping to build one of the biggest grassroots movements ever, and with support growing like this, it will happen even more quickly than we anticipated.” Ready for Ron continues its TV and online advertising efforts to engage Americans to sign the petition at ReadyForRon.com to Draft Ron DeSantis to run in 2024. While ‘Ready for Ron’ is completely unaffiliated with the DeSantis campaign per federal regulations, it has taken the novel step of submitting a formal Advisory Opinion Request to the FEC seeking to share its growing supporter list with Governor DeSantis if the Draft succeeds and he announces his candidacy. Impact Social is a specialist social media, online monitoring, and analysis company. It uses big data software to track over 60 million online sites including Twitter, Facebook, all blogs, forums, and news websites. Whatever is said publicly, in the media or online it can follow live, 24/7 in 44 different languages. This is where reliance on algorithms ends. Once the data has been received its in-house experts read and analyze the content - often amounting to 1,000’s of individual posts. Impact Social’s unique methodology ensures unrivalled accuracy to show what has been said and its impact. Impact Social is the only company in the world providing this level of analysis. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with ‘Ready for Ron’ legal counsel, Lilian Rodríguez-Baz, or an Impact Social spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or dan@readyforron.com Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 dan@readyforron.com Company Website https://www.readyforron.com/

July 11, 2022 10:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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