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Bank of Hawai‘i Promotes James C. Polk to President; Appoints Matthew K.M. Emerson Chief Retail Banking Officer

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Friday, July 19, 2024

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240718875567/en/
    Bank of Hawai‘i Vice Chair and Chief Retail Banking Officer Matthew K.M.
  • Emerson (Photo: Business Wire)
    As president of the Company, Polk will continue to oversee Commercial Banking, Merchant Services, Cash Management, and Wealth Management.
  • As Bank of Hawai‘i’s newly appointed chief retail banking officer, Vice Chair Matthew K.M.
  • Emerson will be responsible for the bank’s Consumer Banking products, Branch Banking and Contact Center, and will report to James Polk.

OutKick Delivers Month Over Month Growth in June 2024

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Friday, July 19, 2024

National multimedia sports platform OutKick finished June 2024 with strong growth month over month with 5.9 total multiplatform unique visitors, up 7% versus May 2024, and 21 million total multiplatform minutes, up 5% versus the prior month.

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  • National multimedia sports platform OutKick finished June 2024 with strong growth month over month with 5.9 total multiplatform unique visitors, up 7% versus May 2024, and 21 million total multiplatform minutes, up 5% versus the prior month.
  • The platform also saw 23 million total multiplatform views, according to Comscore.
  • Additionally, OutKick in Q2 delivered an average monthly total of 5.6 million multiplatform unique visitors, and a total of 71 million multiplatform views, and 62 million multiplatform minutes.
  • In commenting on the digital performance, Senior Vice President and Managing Editor Gary Schreier said, “OutKick continues to lead the conversation around pressing topics in sports and culture.

FOX News Digital Continues to Lead News Brands With Multiplatform Minutes and Views During Second Quarter

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Friday, July 19, 2024

FOX News Digital finished the second quarter 2024 leading all news brands with multiplatform views and minutes, according to Comscore.

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  • FOX News Digital finished the second quarter 2024 leading all news brands with multiplatform views and minutes, according to Comscore.
  • This marked the 13th consecutive quarter FOX News Digital has been number one with multiplatform minutes and the eighth consecutive quarter it has led with multiplatform views.
  • FOX News Digital closed out the second quarter reaching 9.2 billion total multiplatform minutes, 4.8 billion multiplatform views, and an average of 104 million monthly total digital multiplatform unique visitors.
  • * During the month, FOX News Digital posted 3 billion multiplatform minutes, 1.6 billion multiplatform views and nearly 108 million total digital multiplatform unique visitors.

Digital Publishing Platform Issuu Acquired by Bending Spoons

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Technology company Bending Spoons today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Issuu, the renowned digital publishing platform.

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  • Technology company Bending Spoons today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Issuu, the renowned digital publishing platform.
  • Issuu CEO, Joe Hyrkin, said of the acquisition: “Issuu has become the leading digital publishing platform, with more than one million creators and marketers using the platform annually and 100 million unique users per month consuming Issuu-processed content.
  • Issuu has become the de facto standard for any company or publisher that wants to digitally reach and expand its audience.
  • By leveraging the Bending Spoons expertise and platform technologies, we believe we can help Issuu progress further.”
    Issuu is funded by Heartcore Ventures and KDDI Open Innovation Fund.

July Edition of Best’s Review Ranks Top Global Insurance Brokers and More

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Best’s Review is AM Best’s monthly insurance magazine, covering emerging issues and trends and evaluating their impact on the marketplace.

Key Points: 
  • Best’s Review is AM Best’s monthly insurance magazine, covering emerging issues and trends and evaluating their impact on the marketplace.
  • Access to the complete content of Best’s Review is available here .
  • AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry.
  • Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City.

Superplastic Partners With Barnyard Games to Launch First Video Game: Fortnite’s Most Wanted

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Friday, July 19, 2024

The collaboration marks a significant milestone in the entertainment and gaming industry, combining the creative prowess of Superplastic with Barnyard Games' innovative gaming technology.

Key Points: 
  • The collaboration marks a significant milestone in the entertainment and gaming industry, combining the creative prowess of Superplastic with Barnyard Games' innovative gaming technology.
  • Fortnite’s Most Wanted is the first video game release between the two companies and is available now in Fortnite using island code: 9551-7266-2367 .
  • "We’re excited to bring Most Wanted to life in Fortnite in partnership with Barnyard Games,” said Jennifer van Dijk, Chief Executive Officer, Superplastic.
  • To learn more about Barnyard Games, follow us on Discord , LinkedIn , X , TikTok , Twitch , Instagram , and YouTube .

AFROPUNK Presents AFROPUNK BLKTOPIA BKLYN, a Celebration of the Future of Black Life, Creativity, Community & Expression Reimagined, Featuring a Special Performance From Erykah Badu, From August 23-24, 2024

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Friday, July 19, 2024

AFROPUNK , the global movement exploring all aspects of Black culture around the country and across the world, returns home to Brooklyn this summer for AFROPUNK BLKTOPIA BKLYN .

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  • AFROPUNK , the global movement exploring all aspects of Black culture around the country and across the world, returns home to Brooklyn this summer for AFROPUNK BLKTOPIA BKLYN .
  • This highly anticipated event will take place from August 23-24, 2024 at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park, in partnership with BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
  • At AFROPUNK BLKTOPIA BKLYN, festivalgoers will experience a space where the future of Black life, creativity, community and expression are reimagined.
  • Stay tuned for all official updates and announcements surrounding this summer’s event on social at @AFROPUNK on X , Facebook , Instagram , and YouTube .

SMArtX Advisory Solutions Unveils Premier Select Manager List Highlighting Elite Investment Strategies for Q2 2024

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Friday, July 19, 2024

SMArtX Advisory Solutions (“SMArtX”), a leading innovator in managed accounts technology and architect of the SMArtX Turnkey Asset Management Platform (‘TAMP’), proudly announces the latest enhancements to its Select Manager List .

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  • SMArtX Advisory Solutions (“SMArtX”), a leading innovator in managed accounts technology and architect of the SMArtX Turnkey Asset Management Platform (‘TAMP’), proudly announces the latest enhancements to its Select Manager List .
  • This meticulously curated list represents the pinnacle of investment strategies currently available on the SMArtX platform, identified through an extensive screening process overseen by the newly appointed Chief Investment Officer, Dan Phillips, and Chief Investment Strategist Pascal Roduit.
  • The Select Manager List, a distinguished offering from the recently established SMArtX Investment Solutions team, caters to clients seeking a refined pool of high-performing strategies.
  • Roduit’s proprietary methodology has refined the selection from 1,350 total strategies currently available on the SMArtX platform down to 103, split into “Gold” and “Silver” tiers across various investment categories.

Caliber Appoints Steve Drew SVP of Marketing, Strategy, & Technology

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Caliber , (NASDAQ: CWD), a real estate investor, developer, and manager, announced that Steve Drew has joined the Company as its Senior Vice President of Marketing, Strategy, and Technology.

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  • Caliber , (NASDAQ: CWD), a real estate investor, developer, and manager, announced that Steve Drew has joined the Company as its Senior Vice President of Marketing, Strategy, and Technology.
  • There, he played a formative role in the development of the technology platform and business strategy that enabled the company to launch and scale.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240718991682/en/
    Steve Drew, Caliber's new SVP of Marketing, Strategy & Technology (Photo; Business Wire)
    In this newly created role, Drew will lead Caliber’s strategy to leverage technology to fundamentally transform its fundraising effectiveness and its ability to invest in the best possible real estate assets.
  • Over his 25 years in the technology space, Drew has held positions in marketing, business development, and product management.

Innovative Industrial Properties to Report 2024 Second Quarter Results

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) announced today it will report results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2024 after the market closes on Monday, August 5, 2024.

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  • Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) announced today it will report results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2024 after the market closes on Monday, August 5, 2024.
  • Alan Gold, Executive Chairman; Paul Smithers, President and Chief Executive Officer; David Smith, Chief Financial Officer; Catherine Hastings, Chief Operating Officer; and Ben Regin, Chief Investment Officer, will host an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, to discuss the company’s financial results and operations for the quarter.
  • The call will be available through a live audio webcast at the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.innovativeindustrialproperties.com , or live by calling 1-877-328-5514 (domestic) or 1-412-902-6764 (international) and asking to be joined to the Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. conference call.
  • The complete webcast will be archived for 90 days on the company’s website.