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Dentsu Group Acquires a Majority Stake in Extentia to Strengthen Customer Transformation and Technology Capabilities

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 1:00pm

Extentia will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group's international business, Dentsu International.

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  • Extentia will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group's international business, Dentsu International.
  • Dentsu Group has more than 1,300 Salesforce trained staff and 3,500 Salesforce certifications, providing customer experience transformation solutions that are aligned with Salesforce Cloud capabilities.
  • It aligns with Dentsu Group's stated ambition of reaching 50% of net revenue generated by Customer Transformation & Technology (CT&T)*, encompassing the fast growth areas of customer experience and commerce.
  • Part of dentsu, dentsu international is made up of five leadership brands Carat, dentsu X, iProspect, Dentsu Creative, Merkle, and supported by its specialist brands.

Dentsu Group Acquires a Majority Stake in Extentia to Strengthen Customer Transformation and Technology Capabilities

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 1:00pm

Extentia will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group's international business, Dentsu International.

Key Points: 
  • Extentia will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group's international business, Dentsu International.
  • Dentsu Group has more than 1,300 Salesforce trained staff and 3,500 Salesforce certifications, providing customer experience transformation solutions that are aligned with Salesforce Cloud capabilities.
  • It aligns with Dentsu Group's stated ambition of reaching 50% of net revenue generated by Customer Transformation & Technology (CT&T)*, encompassing the fast growth areas of customer experience and commerce.
  • Part of dentsu, dentsu international is made up of five leadership brands Carat, dentsu X, iProspect, Dentsu Creative, Merkle, and supported by its specialist brands.

Twin HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Shows and Simply Shopping Fest Conclude

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 11:00am

Diamond jewellery and gourmet food most popular, with sales boosted by livestreaming

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  • Diamond jewellery and gourmet food most popular, with sales boosted by livestreaming
    HONG KONG, Aug 3, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 38th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, the 8th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the inaugural Simply Shopping Fest have all concluded successfully.
  • Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 38th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 8th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show concluded successfully yesterday.
  • HKTDC Acting Executive Director Sophia Chong said: "The two jewellery shows were open to the public this year, bringing local retail opportunities for exhibitors.
  • - Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: https://hkjewelleryshow.hktdc.com
    - Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show: https://hkdgp.hktdc.com
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

According to Carats & Cake’s First B2B Survey, 87 Percent of Event Venues and Vendors are Optimistic About the State of their Industry Coming Out of the Pandemic

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 2:35pm

Carats & Cake , the financial operating system for the events industry, today announced findings from its first quantitative B2B survey of event venues and vendors.

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  • Carats & Cake , the financial operating system for the events industry, today announced findings from its first quantitative B2B survey of event venues and vendors.
  • The results revealed that 2022 restored optimism for the events industry and the wedding market is not slowing down heading into 2023.
  • The Carats & Cake B2B Study gathered intelligence from wedding and events industry venues and vendors to better understand the landscape and priorities coming out of the pandemic.
  • While the pandemic affected the wedding and events industry greatly, the survey results revealed that 87% of respondents are optimistic about the current state of the events industry.

eBay Launches Authentication for Fine Jewelry

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 2:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As the marketplace's luxury categories continue to gain momentum with double digit growth, eBay announces the expansion of its Authenticity Guarantee to fine jewelry. Beginning today, in collaboration with GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, eligible new and pre-owned fine jewelry sold for $500+ will be available for the service. The offering will soon expand to include top designer brands like Bvlgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Yurman, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. This marks the expansion of eBay's authentication service to its fifth category, which currently includes sneakers, watches, handbags, and trading cards.

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  • "Collaborating with eBay on its Authentication Guarantee extends our mission, helping to protect the millions of eBay fine jewelry buyers and sellers."
  • By the end of 2022, jewelry authentication will roll out to all eligible listings and identified brands on the platform, making it easier and more trusted than ever to browse and buy fine jewelry on the marketplace.
  • Details on the jewelry authentication process are as follows:
    Multi-point inspection by experts: Jewelry is examined for authenticity by GIA experts with years of industry experience and knowledge.
  • Unique Authentication Card: Verified jewelry will receive a unique authentication card with a QR code.

Ad Council Announces dentsu Americas' Jacki Kelley as Board Chair

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 1:01pm

NEW YORK, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacki Kelley, CEO of dentsu Americas, has been named Chair of the Ad Council's Board of Directors.

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  • NEW YORK, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacki Kelley, CEO of dentsu Americas, has been named Chair of the Ad Council's Board of Directors.
  • Tara Walpert Levy, VP, Americas YouTube has also been elected to Vice Chair of the Ad Council's Board of Directors alongside Diego Scotti, current Vice Chair, who will serve as Chair after Kelley.
  • Additionally, Kelley will chair the Ad Council's 2022 Annual Public Service Award Dinner, the organization's largest annual fundraising event.
  • Kelley joined the Ad Council Board of Directors in 2017 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2018.

Former Mastercard SVP Patrick Reynolds joins BlueConic as CMO

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 1:01pm

Multi-award winning, pure-play customer data platform (CDP) BlueConic today announced that Patrick Reynolds has joined the company as its first-ever Chief Marketing Officer.

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  • Multi-award winning, pure-play customer data platform (CDP) BlueConic today announced that Patrick Reynolds has joined the company as its first-ever Chief Marketing Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220720005019/en/
    Patrick Reynolds appointed CMO of Customer Data Platform BlueConic (Photo: Business Wire)
    A widely respected marketing and technology industry veteran, Reynolds brings a unique mix of experiences in marketing roles for B2B, B2C, agency, data, and martech organizations to BlueConic.
  • Previously, Reynolds was SVP of Data and Services at Mastercard, where he led the worldwide demand generation function.
  • He also served as CMO at SessionM, which was acquired by Mastercard in 2019.

Dentsu Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Adobe Experience Cloud Professional Services Providers

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 2:01pm

COLUMBIA, Md., July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentsu International and Merkle , dentsu's leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company, announced that dentsu has been named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Adobe Experience Cloud Professional Services 2022 Vendor Assessment.

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  • COLUMBIA, Md., July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentsu International and Merkle , dentsu's leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company, announced that dentsu has been named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Adobe Experience Cloud Professional Services 2022 Vendor Assessment.
  • This IDC MarketScape assesses 17 global professional services organizations, including many of the largest consulting and IT services companies.
  • Dentsu received the highest possible scores in the Adobe Commerce capabilities, Adobe B2B Marketing capabilities, and Adobe Experience Platform capabilities criteria.
  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Adobe Experience Cloud Professional Services 2022 Vendor Assessment, (#US47542221), July 2022)
    Part of dentsu, dentsu international is made up of six leadership brands Carat, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, dentsumcgarrybowen, Merkle, and supported by its specialist brands.

Splitit strengthens board with appointments of Dan Charron and Nandan Sheth while adding key hires to the executive team

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Monday, July 18, 2022 - 1:00pm

Splitit CEO Nandan Sheth, who joined the company in March 2022, will become managing director.

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  • Splitit CEO Nandan Sheth, who joined the company in March 2022, will become managing director.
  • The company also announces three senior hires to the executive team, including Chief Revenue Officer, Head of Product and Head of Operations.
  • Payments industry veteran Dan Charron joins the board as Independent Non-Executive Director, and CEO Nandan Sheth joins as the Managing Director.
  • "We are delighted to have Dan and Nandan join the Board," Splitit Chair Dawn Robertson said.

The Best Athletes in History Come Together to Draft the Best Sandwiches in Subway History into the New 'Subway Series'

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 1:00pm

MILFORD, Conn., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, Subway® is launching its biggest advertising campaign yet to feature the best sandwiches in its history, the Subway® Series. Subway's culinary team applied its nearly six decades of sandwich skill and tested hundreds of recipes to create truly mouthwatering subs as candidates for the new Subway Series menu, and only 12 made the final roster. The new campaign reveals the backstory of this all-star sandwich lineup, and like all celebrated professional sports teams, that story of success begins with a draft.

Key Points: 
  • MILFORD, Conn., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, Subway is launching its biggest advertising campaign yet to feature the best sandwiches in its history, the Subway Series.
  • The new campaign reveals the backstory of this all-star sandwich lineup, and like all celebrated professional sports teams, that story of success begins with a draft.
  • This star-studded line-up of athletes and sandwiches reflect the next big step in Subway's monumental transformation.
  • "The Subway Series is proof that Subway is unafraid to reinvent itself in the pursuit of being the best, just like the athletes that are telling our story."