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KIA'S "MAKE MORE GOOD" EFFORTS CONTINUE WITH DIGITAL LAUNCH OF THE ALL-NEW 2023 KIA SPORTAGE HYBRID CAMPAIGN

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 3:00pm

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Heralding the arrival of the first-ever Kia Sportage Hybrid, Kia America is expanding its commitment to "Make More Good" with a 30-second broadcast and :15-second digital spots and a partnership with One Warm Coat, a non-profit that has provided more than 7.3 million coats to those in need nationwide and is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability. In April, the introduction of the all-new 2023 Sportage began when Kia partnered with Sea Turtle, Inc. to support the conservation and rehabilitation of the endangered sea turtle population.

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  • In April, the introduction of the all-new 2023 Sportage began when Kia partnered with Sea Turtle, Inc. to support the conservation and rehabilitation of the endangered sea turtle population.
  • The 30-second spot, entitled " Downpour " follows a Kia Sportage Hybrid as its occupants deliver coats to various points around an urban downtown area as an ominous weather forecast plays on the radio.
  • The driver and passenger of the Kia Sportage Hybrid hang coats on various fences throughout the city along with signs that read, "FREE (for anyone that needs one)."
  • The spot ends as a voiceover intones, "Have the Power to Make More Good, in the All-New Sportage Turbo Hybrid."

Luna Market Launches Insomnia Labs, a Web3 Advertising & Technology Company Dedicated to Bringing the World’s Biggest Brands Into the Metaverse

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luna Market , a metaverse advertising and technology agency, has rebranded to Insomnia Labs, a web3 advertising and technology company focused on bringing the worlds biggest brands into the metaverse.

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  • NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Luna Market , a metaverse advertising and technology agency, has rebranded to Insomnia Labs, a web3 advertising and technology company focused on bringing the worlds biggest brands into the metaverse.
  • As Luna Market, the company became widely-known for helping to build popular, interoperable, utility-based NFTs (non fungible tokens).
  • Now, as Insomnia Labs, the company is expanding its offerings to provide a full suite of advertising and technology services to help brands achieve their goals in the metaverse.
  • Insomnia Labs launches fully digital campaigns using proprietary in-house technologies while also deploying scalable solutions for brands, to help them activate with the latest web3 technology.

John Wall Teams Up With McDavid

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- McDavid, a global leader in sports medicine products and maker of best-selling McDavid HEX® padded basketball apparel, is excited to announce a partnership with NBA superstar John Wall. A five-time NBA All-Star, Wall has worn McDavid HEX® padded apparel throughout his professional basketball career and will now be a global ambassador for the HEX® product line. This includes promoting the McDavid HEX® padded leg and arm sleeves, which are part of Wall's uniform on the court.

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  • FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- McDavid, a global leader in sports medicine products and maker of best-selling McDavid HEXpadded basketball apparel, is excited to announce a partnership with NBA superstarJohn Wall.
  • A five-time NBA All-Star, Wall has worn McDavid HEX padded apparel throughout his professional basketball career and will now be a global ambassador for the HEX product line.
  • "I never play without McDavid," said Wall, who recently joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2022-23 season.
  • For more information on John Wall and McDavid, visit McDavidUSA.com .

Bally Sports+ Streaming Service to Become Widely Available September 26 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

Diamond Sports Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, today announced its direct-to-consumer streaming service, Bally Sports+, will officially launch across all 19 Bally Sports regional sports network brands (RSNs) on September 26.

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  • Diamond Sports Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, today announced its direct-to-consumer streaming service, Bally Sports+, will officially launch across all 19 Bally Sports regional sports network brands (RSNs) on September 26.
  • Following the June introductory launch of Bally Sports+ in five regions Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Sun and Bally Sports Wisconsin todays announcement means fans residing in regions of the remaining portfolio of Bally Sports RSNs Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports San Diego, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest and Bally Sports West will have a new option for watching their favorite local teams.
  • Michael Schneider, COO and GM, Bally Sports+, added, Launching a streaming service like Bally Sports+ across 19 different regions, all with unique content offerings, is an unprecedented undertaking.
  • Its 19 owned-and-operated RSNs include Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports San Diego, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports West, and Bally Sports Wisconsin.

Incredible Health Raises $80M Series B, Reaching $1.65 Billion Unicorn Status as the Leader in Healthcare Hiring

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:00am

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Incredible Health, the fastest-growing career marketplace for permanent healthcare workers, today announced it has secured $80 million in Series B funding, bringing the company's valuation to $1.65 billion. Now the highest valued tech-enabled career marketplace in healthcare, Incredible Health has radically transformed not only how nurses are hired but the experience of nursing itself. This new funding will support the company's initiatives to help health systems and their employees manage surging patient care demand. The funding supports Incredible Health's vision of helping healthcare workers live better lives, and mission of helping healthcare workers find and do their best work.

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  • Now the highest valued tech-enabled career marketplace in healthcare, Incredible Health has radically transformed not only how nurses are hired but the experience of nursing itself.
  • The funding supports Incredible Health's vision of helping healthcare workers live better lives, and mission of helping healthcare workers find and do their best work.
  • "Our model has met the moment and changed the paradigm for both nurses and healthcare providers in the most challenging time in U.S. healthcare.
  • "Incredible Health is an exciting addition to the Advancement Initiative portfolio," said Jamison Hill, partner at Base10 Partners.

KIA AMERICA ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR THE BRAND'S FIRST SPORTAGE PLUG-IN HYBRID (PHEV)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:00am

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kia announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Sportage Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), the first plug-in variant of the brand's longest running nameplate, starting at $38,490. The Sportage PHEV completes the electrified Sportage lineup and follows in the footsteps of the recently launched EV6 and the Sorento HEV and PHEV.

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  • The Sportage PHEV completes the electrified Sportage lineup and follows in the footsteps of the recently launched EV6 and the Sorento HEV and PHEV.
  • The 2023 Sportage PHEV is the third model in an ongoing cadence of eco-minded offerings guided by 'Plan S,' the global Kia product electrification strategy.
  • When connected to a Level-2 charger, the Sportage PHEV will take approximately two hours to fully replenish its battery.
  • Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands.

Hyperice Named to 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 7:03pm

2571 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

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  • 2571 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
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    Hyperice Named to 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List
    For more than a decade, Hyperice has led a global movement at the confluence of recovery and high-performance wellness.
  • Hyperice has experienced substantial growth over the past three years as the world continues to prioritize physical and mental wellness, said Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice.
  • Its always an honor to be included on the Inc. 5000 list, and this recognition is a testament to all the hard work put in by our Hyperice team around the globe.

PrizePicks Named the Fastest-Growing Sports Company in America as Part of the 2022 Inc. 5000 List

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 5:03pm

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PrizePicks, the largest independently-operated daily fantasy sports company in North America, announced today it has been recognized as the fastest-growing sports company and 66th fastest-growing private company overall as part of the 2022 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America List.

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  • ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PrizePicks , the largest independently-operated daily fantasy sports company in North America, announced today it has been recognized as the fastest-growing sports company and 66th fastest-growing private company overall as part of the 2022 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America List.
  • PrizePicks has transformed from an emerging startup to a prominent player in the daily fantasy sports industry.
  • Over the past three years, PrizePicks has transformed from an emerging startup to a prominent and innovative player in the daily fantasy sports industry.
  • Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States.

Dinosaur domination continues with the worldwide debut of the Dinotracker AR mobile app, the official companion app to the global box-office blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 5:00pm

With todays highly anticipated in-home release of Universal Pictures Home Entertainments Jurassic World Dominion Extended Edition also comes the global roll-out of the exclusive Dinotracker AR app.

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  • With todays highly anticipated in-home release of Universal Pictures Home Entertainments Jurassic World Dominion Extended Edition also comes the global roll-out of the exclusive Dinotracker AR app.
  • Users must try to find each of the dinosaurs within their natural habitats by scanning the appropriate environments to scale.
  • To download the Dinotracker AR mobile app, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store .
  • #JurassicWorldDominion
    Complete the incredible journey that began with Jurassic Park as two generations unite to fight for the future in Jurassic World Dominion.

Ruffles® Adds a Twist to the Chip Aisle with First Female Chip Deal, Welcoming WNBA All-Star A'ja Wilson and New Ruffles® Ridge Twists™ to the Ruffles Roster

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 2:01pm

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 2022 WNBA Playoffs presented by Google begin, Ruffles – the Official Chip of the WNBA – is taking Own Your Ridges® to new heights and adding a twist on its Chip Deal™ roster by signing WNBA superstar A'ja Wilson as its first-ever female athlete. Joining the likes of some of basketball's biggest stars, the four-time WNBA All-Star, 2020 Kia WNBA Most Valuable Player, 2018 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year and Olympic gold medalist is tipping off her multi-year contract with the game-changing launch of the new Ruffles Ridge Twists product line, including her own signature flavor, Smoky BBQ.

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  • The new Ruffles Ridge Twists brings fans an entirely new snacking experience featuring the same iconic Ruffles ridges they know and love, but with a light, airy twist.
  • Ruffles Ridge Twists Double Cheddar features a buttery and rich flavor that adds a little hop in your step, while Ruffles Ridge Twists Smoky BBQ taps into A'ja's South Carolinian roots and brings the classic BBQ flavor fans love.
  • "What's even better is Ruffles Ridge Twists Smoky BBQ isn't your average potato snack it's the first to take the shape of a twist.
  • Signing A'ja as its newest Chip Deal athlete marks Ruffles' first of many upcoming initiatives with the WNBA.