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Black-Owned FitTech Start-Up Aims to Fix Healthcare for African Americans

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2021-Sep-21 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — JunBugg Fitness Social Network, Wall Street’s “first and only luxury social media brand,” created by African American founder Louis Green, today announced the launch of its NextGen fitness website. Using computer algorithms, JunBugg integrate entertainment into health by sharing unique fitness solutions related to one’s body-type, that leads to better fitness results in least time — influencing success for a higher quality of life.

The start-up website boasts a sleek interface, vibrant logo, sophisticated font-type, and beautiful images, built on sophisticated software engineering. Through social engagement, members of similar health conditions and body-types share fitness strategies and medical solutions to get fit. JunBugg use algorithms that recommend relevant solutions to newsfeeds, the same technology that has allowed — TikTok, Netflix, and Amazon to be successful. The NextGen Search Database deliver relevant fitness matches for personalized training.

A personalized fitness solution, members engage, collaborate, and work as a team. Teamwork allows members to foster camaraderie, innovate, and better problem solve fitness and health obstacles. The bigger the network grows, the more cures that are created. Algorithms see patterns of successful fitness solutions, learns the most effective ones, and recommend them to newsfeeds. As solutions evolve and improve, the algorithm learns and thus recommend those.

The African American community was hit hard by COVID19, who stand to gain the most from JunBugg, for a higher quality of life. The platform is easily accessible and allows equal quality of health care while being affordable. The management of health conditions is the biggest benefit, and prevention of disease as opposed to disease treatment, by being fit through exercise and eating healthy. See boutique fitness solutions — https://www.junbugg.net

Unlike traditional social media services — TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, whose services are free, JunBugg’s boutique membership offerings range between $30 and $500 a month. Fees are comparable to other boutique studios and fitness services, such as — Equinox, SoulCycle, Peloton, and YogaWorks.

It’s all about fitness wealth and a higher quality of life. The first of its kind, JunBugg will forever change fitness and healthcare,” said Louis. “People are an amazing resource that’s never been used in this way — through the power of social media technology, to solve problems through entertainment.”

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Three New Awards Highlight Chocolate Moose Media’s Innovative Approach

OTTAWA, Canada, 2021-Sep-16 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Awards are given at the international, national and local levels.

I am pleased to receive these recognitions because of their emphasis on innovation to create progressive social change.” — CMM Founder Firdaus Kharas

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) has been named:

  • Most Innovative Animated Shorts Production Company 2021
  • Most Outstanding Innovative Short Film Producer – Canada
  • Top Social Startups and Companies in Ottawa (2021)

The naming by The Global 100 Awards, Corporate Vision Magazine, and Best Startup Ca respectively all cited innovation and societal impact in their criteria. The three awards add to the 115 other awards CMM and its founder have received.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Founded in Ottawa, Canada in 1995, Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at alleviating health, human rights and social issues around the world. Led by renowned social innovator, director and humanitarian Firdaus Kharas, CMM produces animation, documentaries, videos and television series designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behaviour in order to better the human condition. More than 3,600 animated videos in 245 language versions are available online without charge in a Vimeo channel.

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Vincenzo Bocciarelli will introduce the Final of International Sacred Music Competition 2021 on September 18th

LOS ANGELES, 2021-Sep-15 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — From 15 to 18 September Rome will host the live stages of the International Sacred Music Competition. 2021, a true world championship of the solo repertoire of sacred music in which 75 opera singers of 37 different nationalities will participate, selected from the nearly 100 members of the online Elimination which was held in July.

From 15 to 18 September Rome will host the live stages of the International Sacred Music Competition. 2021, a true world championship of the solo repertoire of sacred music in which 75 opera singers of 37 different nationalities will participate, selected from the nearly 100 members of the online Elimination which was held in July. The winners will be chosen during the Final, in the form of a Gala Concert, which will take place on Saturday 18 September at 20:30 at the Basilica SS. Apostles in the presence of the Honorary Committee formed by Ambassadors to the Holy See and to the Italian Republic who will participate in the award ceremony.

The evening will be introduced by Vincenzo Bocciarelli, a beloved theatrical and film actor born at the school of Giorgio Strehler, confirmed after the excellent performance last year and will be broadcast by Tele Pace worldwide and by Vatican Radio.

This year the volcanic conductor, while the jury will retire, will entertain the audience and the competitors with some nice brackets during which he will recite poems, songs, and … the rest will be a surprise. “I am happy and honored – declared Bocciarelli – to be conducting the International Sacred Music Competition for the second year. Seeing the blossoming of new young talents, full of passion and enthusiasm for art, is deeply comforting. It means that despite everything, the world linked to quality and prestige shows continues to survive … ”

Bucciarelli’s was a summer full of events that marked an important recovery step, especially in a delicate moment like the one we are experiencing.

The emotions and the success in Sicily at the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and at the Naro Castle with the show “Limitless” written by Serenella Bianchini, where he was the protagonist and directed it.

Support Let’s Sing Oratorio Music – Sacred Music Competition by booking on Eventbrite

The International Sacred Music Competition is the international selection of “Let’s Sing Oratorio Music!” the only cultural project in Europe dedicated to spreading the Musical Oratory among compulsory school children through an unforgettable educational and theatrical experience in which they will sing in the theater in front of the public. “We are already preparing them despite the difficulties of the pandemic shows will take place at the Rendano Theater in Cosenza on 3 and 5 December in which the very young Calabrian spectators will discover the magic of the Musical Oratory.

In this moment of enormous difficulty for music, we ask you to support us with a small donation to allow at least 50 children and young people who are most in difficulty in Cosenza to participate for free in the Let’s Sing Oratorio Music shows that will be held in December at the Rendano Theater. We remind you that it will also be possible to make a donation during the streaming broadcasts of the semifinals. Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that the Ministry of Culture did not want to co-finance the project, despite the fact that Let’s Sing Oratorio Music – International Sacred Music Competition was one of the very few Italian projects selected by the European Union .”

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S-O-M Inc. Announces 9/12/21 SCHWIND-O-METER Launch at Wrigley Field

Chicago, IL, 2021-Sep-07 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — V3 – The Most Technologically Advanced Statistical Tracking Device in Baseball History

In 1989 we unveiled SHAWON-O-METER, a crude yet catchy device that calculated batting average – simple division using at-bats and hits. Shawon Dunston caught fire and the Chicago Cubs were one step from the World Series.

In 2015 we increased capacity by replacing hits with total bases – slugging percentage. SCHWARB-O-METER pushed ciphering to the outer limits, befuddling even Joe Buck during Game Two of the 2016 World Series. Kyle Schwarber was a key contributor, helping the Cubs win it all.

And now, following Moore’s Law, we introduce SCHWIND-O-METER. Cubs vs San Francisco Giants, continuing the grand tradition of solar-powered/spreadsheet math while boisterously showing off the results to anyone within earshot. And what will we be tracking? The Grand Poohbah – OPS. Two bloated stats added together producing one eye-bulging result. Here’s to Frank Schwindel’s continued success in a Cub’s uniform.

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Fanpictor zal de digitale transformatie van de Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond

NIEDERUZWIL, Zwitserland / NEW YORK, NY, Verenigde Staten, 1-Jul-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — De Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond (KBVB) heeft een meerjarige samenwerking aangekondigd met Fanpictor, een Zwitsers technologiebedrijf binnen de NOEXIS-groep. Fanpictor zal de digitale transformatie van de vereniging ondersteunen en oplossingen bieden voor het betrekken van fans binnen de onlangs geüpgradede mobiele app voor het UEFA Europees kampioenschap voetbal en daarna. Deze overeenkomst valt samen met de lancering van een nieuwe Fanpictor-sponsoringoplossing voor eigendommen, verenigingen, rechthebbenden en sponsors. Met dit schaalbare end-to-end platform kunnen teams op alle niveaus van de professionele sport geavanceerde technieken en dataverwerking bouwen tegen een toegankelijke prijs.

Samenwerking met de Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond
Voortbouwend op de succesvolle samenwerkingen van Fanpictor met grote internationale eigendommen, verenigingen en sponsors uit de sportindustrie, zoals Raiffeisen Bank ZwitserlandCoca-Cola en de National Hockey League (NHL), is deze driejarige overeenkomst met de KBVB (een van de meest vooraanstaande bij UEFA aangesloten verenigingen) een belangrijke mijlpaal voor het bedrijf nu het zijn wereldwijde activiteiten verder uitbreidt.

“Met de KBVB wint Fanpictor een vooruitstrevende klant en versterkt het zijn expansiestrategie. We zijn ervan overtuigd dat de samenwerking met de KBVB en de gezamenlijk ontwikkelde digitale producten een winstgevende en baanbrekende impact zullen hebben op de digitale transformatie van de sportsponsoringindustrie”, aldus Sandro Kälin, oprichter en CEO van NOEXIS AG.

Door het KBVB-partnerschap breidt Fanpictor zijn portfolio van prestigieuze klanten in de sportindustrie uit. Christopher Cheetham, CEO van Fanpictor Inc., zei: “We zijn verheugd om samen te werken met de Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond en om hun ‘digital first’-visie tot leven te brengen. Belgische fans behoren tot ‘s werelds meest fanatieke voetbalsupporters en we kijken ernaar uit om de KBVB te helpen met het leveren van nieuwe ervaringen, spannende content en mogelijkheden voor fans om exclusieve prijzen te winnen tijdens en na EURO 2020. De KBVB deelt onze ambitie om te innoveren en we zijn verheugd om te zien wat we samen kunnen bereiken.”

Digitaal sportsponsorplatform
De manier waarop sport wordt geconsumeerd, is in alle leeftijdsgroepen aanzienlijk veranderd en is verschoven naar digitale kanalen. Organisaties moeten nieuwe manieren vinden om waarde te leveren aan belanghebbenden en moeten hun activiteiten snel aanpassen aan een sterk veranderde zakelijke omgeving. Als gevolg hiervan is de digitale transformatie in de sportindustrie versneld, waardoor technologie nu gebruikt wordt om ongekende groeimogelijkheden te ontgrendelen.

Fanpictor biedt een geïntegreerd digitaal platform voor eigendommen, verenigingen, rechthebbenden en sponsors om unieke fanervaringen te creëren en tegelijkertijd diepgaande gedragsinzichten te genereren. Via deze tool krijgen klanten van Fanpictor toegang tot diverse datasets, waardoor ze trends kunnen identificeren, datagestuurde besluitvormingskaders voor marketingactiviteiten kunnen bouwen en nieuwe inkomstenstromen en duurzame bedrijfsmodellen kunnen genereren.

Over Fanpictor
Fanpictor is een Zwitsers technologiebedrijf binnen de NOEXIS-groep dat innovatieve digitale oplossingen ontwikkelt voor eigendommen, verenigingen, rechthebbenden en sponsors. Fanpictor creëert boeiende digitale ervaringen om langdurige verbindingen op te bouwen tussen fans, teams en sponsors. Fanpictor’s geïntegreerde end-to-end fanbetrokkenheids- en sponsorplatform geeft marketing- en creatieve teams de mogelijkheid om unieke campagnes te ontwikkelen en commercieel gevalideerde gegevens te gebruiken om het succes van hun ideeën te meten. Voor meer informatie over digitale sportsponsoring, fan engagement en business intelligence kunt u terecht op https://www.fanpictor.com.

KBVB-app
Meer informatie over de KBVB-app vind je op https://www.rbfa.be/app.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Fanpictor agevolerà la trasformazione digitale della RBFA

NIEDERUZWIL, Svizzera / NEW YORK, NY, Stati Uniti, 1-Jul-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — La Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) ha annunciato una partnership pluriennale con Fanpictor, una società tecnologica svizzera appartenente al gruppo NOEXIS. Fanpictor agevolerà la trasformazione digitale della società sportiva e fornirà soluzioni per il coinvolgimento dei tifosi con la sua app mobile recentemente aggiornata per il Campionato Europeo di Calcio UEFA e oltre. Questo accordo coincide con il lancio di una nuova formula di sponsorizzazione Fanpictor per società sportive, associazioni, titolari di diritti e sponsor. Questa piattaforma scalabile end-to-end consente alle squadre di ogni livello dello sport professionistico di implementare una gestione evoluta di tecnologia e dati a un prezzo accessibile.

Partnership con la Royal Belgian Football Association
Costruito sulla base della proficua collaborazione di Fanpictor con importanti società sportive internazionali, associazioni e sponsor del settore sportivo, come Raiffeisen Bank Switzerland, Coca-Cola e National Hockey League (NHL), questo accordo triennale con la RBFA, una delle associazioni più prestigiose della UEFA, è una significativa pietra miliare per l’azienda che continua a espandere le proprie iniziative a livello globale.

“Con la RBFA, Fanpictor conquista un cliente lungimirante e rafforza la propria strategia di espansione. Siamo convinti che la collaborazione con la RBFA e i prodotti digitali sviluppati congiuntamente avranno un impatto proficuo e pionieristico sulla trasformazione digitale del settore delle sponsorizzazioni sportive”, ha affermato Sandro Kälin, fondatore e AD di NOEXIS AG.

Grazie alla partnership con la RBFA, Fanpictor amplia il proprio elenco di prestigiosi clienti nel settore sportivo. Christopher Cheetham, AD di Fanpictor Inc., ha dichiarato: “Siamo lieti di collaborare con la Royal Belgian Football Association per dare vita alla loro visione “digital first”. I fan belgi sono tra i tifosi di calcio più appassionati al mondo e siamo impazienti di aiutare la RBFA a proporre ai tifosi nuove esperienze, contenuti entusiasmanti e opportunità di vincere premi esclusivi durante e dopo EURO 2020. La RBFA condivide la nostra spinta all’innovazione e aspettiamo con entusiasmo di vedere cosa potremo realizzare insieme”.

Piattaforma di sponsorizzazione sportiva digitale
Con il passaggio ai canali digitali, il modo in cui vengono fruiti gli eventi sportivi è cambiato in modo significativo in tutte le fasce d’età. Le organizzazioni devono trovare nuovi modi per portare profitti agli investitori e adattare le proprie iniziative con rapidità in un mercato profondamente mutato. Di conseguenza, la trasformazione digitale nel settore sportivo ha subito una forte accelerazione e adesso si serve della tecnologia per dare accesso a opportunità di crescita senza precedenti.

Fanpictor offre una piattaforma digitale integrata a società sportive, associazioni, titolari di diritti e sponsor, permettendo loro di proporre ai tifosi delle esperienze esclusive e fornendo al contempo statistiche comportamentali. Con questo strumento i clienti di Fanpictor hanno accesso a diversi insiemi di dati con cui possono identificare tendenze, elaborare strutture decisionali supportate da dati per le attività di marketing e generare nuovi flussi di entrate e modelli di business sostenibili.

Chi siamo Fanpictor
Fanpictor è una società tecnologica svizzera appartenente al gruppo NOEXIS che sviluppa soluzioni digitali innovative per società sportive, associazioni, titolari di diritti e sponsor. Fanpictor sviluppa esperienze digitali coinvolgenti che stabiliscono relazioni a lungo termine tra tifosi, squadre e sponsor. La piattaforma integrata end-to end di Fanpictor per la sponsorizzazione e il coinvolgimento dei tifosi dà ai team di marketing e creativi la possibilità di sviluppare campagne promozionali uniche e di utilizzare dati commercialmente convalidati per misurare il successo delle loro idee. Ulteriori informazioni sulla sponsorizzazione sportiva digitale, sul coinvolgimento dei fan e sulla business intelligence sono disponibili su https://www.fanpictor.com.

App RBFA
Ulteriori informazioni sull’app RBFA sono disponibili su https://www.rbfa.be/app.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Fanpictor respaldará la transformación digital de la Real Federación Belga de Fútbol

NIEDERUZWIL, Suiza / NUEVA YORK, NY, Estados Unidos, 1-Jul-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — la Real Federación Belga de Fútbol (RFBF) ha anunciado una colaboración de varios años con Fanpictor, empresa de tecnología suiza del grupo NOEXIS. Fanpictor respaldará la transformación digital de la federación y brindará herramientas para la participación de los aficionados en su aplicación móvil recién actualizada para el Campeonato Europeo de Fútbol de la UEFA y otros eventos futuros. Este acuerdo coincide con el lanzamiento de una nueva herramienta de patrocinio de Fanpictor para propiedades, asociaciones, titulares de derechos y patrocinadores. Esta plataforma integral y ampliable permite a equipos de todos los niveles del deporte profesional establecer una tecnología de vanguardia y manejar datos a un precio accesible.

Colaboración con la Real Federación Belga de Fútbol
Tras las exitosas colaboraciones de Fanpictor con importantes propiedades, asociaciones y patrocinadores internacionales del sector deportivo, como el Raiffeisen Bank Switzerland, Coca-Cola y la Liga Nacional de Hockey (NHL), este acuerdo de tres años con la RFBF, una de las asociaciones de miembros más sofisticadas de la UEFA, es un hito importante para la empresa, que sigue ampliando sus operaciones mundiales.

«Con la RFBF, Fanpictor gana un cliente con visión de futuro y fortalece su estrategia de expansión. Estamos convencidos de que la cooperación con la RFBF y los productos digitales desarrollados conjuntamente tendrán un impacto rentable y pionero en la transformación digital del sector del patrocinio deportivo», declaró Sandro Kälin, fundador y director general de NOEXIS AG.

A través de la asociación con la RFBF, Fanpictor amplía su lista de clientes prestigiosos en el sector deportivo. Christopher Cheetham, director general de Fanpictor Inc., declaró: «Estamos encantados de asociarnos con la Real Federación Belga de Fútbol para dar vida a su visión de “lo digital primero”. Los hinchas belgas se encuentran entre los más apasionados del mundo, y esperamos ayudar a la RFBF a ofrecer nuevas experiencias, contenidos emocionantes y oportunidades para que los aficionados ganen premios exclusivos durante y después de la EURO 2020. La RFBF comparte nuestro afán de innovación, y estamos deseando ver lo que podemos lograr juntos».

Plataforma digital de patrocinio deportivo
La forma en la que se consumen los deportes ha cambiado considerablemente en todos los grupos de edad, orientándose hacia los canales digitales. Las organizaciones deben encontrar nuevas formas de ofrecer valor a las partes interesadas y adaptar rápidamente sus operaciones a un entorno empresarial muy cambiado. En consecuencia, la transformación digital se ha acelerado en el sector deportivo, que ahora utiliza la tecnología para generar oportunidades de crecimiento sin precedentes.

Fanpictor ofrece una plataforma digital integrada para que las propiedades, asociaciones, titulares de derechos y patrocinadores puedan crear experiencias únicas para los aficionados, al tiempo que se obtiene información detallada sobre su comportamiento. Con esta herramienta, los clientes de Fanpictor pueden acceder a diversos conjuntos de datos, lo que les permite identificar tendencias, crear esquemas de toma de decisiones basados en datos para las actividades de mercadotecnia y generar nuevas fuentes de ingresos y modelos de negocio sostenibles.

Acerca de Fanpictor
Fanpictor es una empresa de tecnología suiza perteneciente al grupo NOEXIS que desarrolla herramientas digitales innovadoras para propiedades, asociaciones, titulares de derechos y patrocinadores. Fanpictor crea atractivas experiencias digitales para establecer vínculos a largo plazo entre aficionados, equipos y patrocinadores. La plataforma integrada e integral de participación para aficionados y patrocinio de Fanpictor ofrece a los equipos creativos y de mercadotecnia la oportunidad de desarrollar campañas únicas y utilizar datos validados comercialmente para evaluar el éxito de sus ideas. Puede encontrar más información sobre el patrocinio digital de deportes, la participación de los aficionados y la inteligencia empresarial en https://www.fanpictor.com.

Aplicación RBFA
Puede encontrar más información sobre la aplicación RBFA en https://www.rbfa.be/app.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Fanpictor soutiendra la transformation numérique de La Royal Belgian Football Association

NIEDERUZWIL, Suisse / NEW YORK, États-Unis, 1-Jul-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — La Royal Belgian Football Association (Royal Belgian Football Association, RBFA) a annoncé un partenariat pluriannuel avec Fanpictor, une entreprise technologique suisse appartenant au groupe NOEXIS. Fanpictor soutiendra la transformation numérique de l’association et fournira des solutions d’engagement des fans dans son application mobile récemment mise à niveau pour le Championnat d’Europe de football de l’UEFA, et bien après. Cet accord coïncide avec le lancement d’une nouvelle solution de parrainage Fanpictor pour les propriétés, les associations, les ayants droit et les sponsors. Cette plateforme évolutive de bout en bout permet aux équipes sportives professionnelles de tous niveaux d’accéder à une technologie de pointe et un traitement de données pour un prix accessible.

Partenariat avec la Royal Belgian Football Association
S’appuyant sur les collaborations fructueuses de Fanpictor avec de grandes propriétés internationales, des associations et des sponsors de l’industrie du sport tels que Raiffeisen Bank SuisseCoca-Cola et la National Hockey League (NHL) américaine, cet accord de trois ans avec la RBFA, l’une des fédérations membres les plus expérimentées de l’UEFA, est une étape importante pour l’entreprise en pleine expansion dans ses opérations mondiales.

« Avec la RBFA, Fanpictor gagne un client avant-gardiste et renforce sa stratégie d’expansion. Nous sommes convaincus que la coopération avec la RBFA et les produits numériques développés conjointement exerceront un impact rentable et pionnier sur la transformation numérique de l’industrie du sponsoring sportif », a déclaré Sandro Kälin, fondateur et P.-D.G. de NOEXIS AG.

Grâce au partenariat avec la RBFA, Fanpictor élargit sa liste de clients prestigieux dans l’industrie du sport. Christopher Cheetham, P.-D.G. de Fanpictor Inc., a déclaré : « Nous sommes ravis de nous associer à la Royal Belgian Football Association pour donner vie à leur vision du “tout numérique”. Les supporters belges sont parmi les supporters de football les plus passionnés au monde et nous sommes impatients d’aider la RBFA à offrir aux fans de nouvelles expériences, un contenu passionnant et des opportunités de gagner des prix exclusifs pendant et après l’Euro 2020. La RBFA partage notre volonté d’innover et nous avons hâte de voir ce que nous pouvons accomplir ensemble. »

Plateforme numérique de sponsoring sportif
La façon dont le sport est consommé a considérablement changé dans toutes les tranches d’âge, passant aux canaux numériques. Les organisations doivent trouver de nouvelles façons d’offrir de la valeur aux parties prenantes et adapter rapidement leurs opérations à un environnement commercial en pleine mutation. En conséquence, la transformation numérique s’est accélérée dans l’industrie du sport, qui utilise désormais la technologie pour ouvrir des opportunités de croissance sans précédent.

Fanpictor propose une plateforme numérique intégrée pour les propriétés, les associations, les titulaires de droits et les sponsors afin de créer des expériences uniques pour les fans, tout en générant des informations comportementales approfondies. Grâce à cet outil, les clients de Fanpictor ont accès à divers ensembles de données, leur permettant d’identifier les tendances, de créer des systèmes de prise de décision basés sur ces données pour leurs activités de marketing, et de générer de nouvelles sources de revenus et des modèles commerciaux durables.

À propos de Fanpictor
Fanpictor est une entreprise technologique suisse au sein du groupe NOEXIS qui développe des solutions numériques innovantes pour les propriétés, les associations, les ayants droit et les sponsors. Fanpictor crée des expériences numériques captivantes pour établir des liens à long terme entre les fans, les équipes et les sponsors. La plateforme intégrée d’engagement et de parrainage des fans de bout en bout de Fanpictor offre aux équipes marketing et créatives la possibilité de développer des campagnes uniques et d’utiliser des données validées commercialement pour mesurer le succès de leurs idées. Vous trouverez plus d’informations sur le parrainage sportif numérique, l’engagement des fans et la veille économique sur https://www.fanpictor.com.

Application RBFA
Vous trouverez plus d’informations sur l’application RBFA sur https://www.rbfa.be/app.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Der Königlich Belgische Fussballverband (RBFA) verkündet eine mehrjährige Partnerschaft mit Fanpictor um die Digitalisierung innerhalb des Verbandes voranzutreiben

Niederuzwil, Schweiz und New York, USA, 1-Jul-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Der Königlich Belgische Fussballverband (RBFA) verkündet eine mehrjährige Partnerschaft mit Fanpictor, einem Schweizer Technologieunternehmen der NOEXIS Gruppe, um die Digitalisierung innerhalb des Verbandes voranzutreiben. Fanpictor integriert seine bedürfnisspezifischen digitalen Fan-Engagement-Lösungen in die aktualisierte Mobile-App der RBFA für die UEFA Fussball-Europameisterschaft und die Zeit danach. Diese Kooperation erfolgt zeitgleich mit der Lancierung der neuen Digital Sports Sponsorship Platform von Fanpictor für Sportvereine, Verbände, Rechteinhaber und Sponsoren. Die skalierbare digitale End-to-End-Lösung ermöglicht es Teams auf allen Ebenen des professionellen Sports, einen hochmodernen Technologie- und Datenbetrieb zu einem erschwinglichen Preis aufzubauen.

Partnerschaft mit dem Königlich Belgischen Fussballverband
Nach erfolgreichen Kooperationen mit namhaften internationalen Vereinen, Verbänden und Sponsoren aus dem Sportsektor wie Raiffeisen SchweizCoca-Cola und der National Hockey League (NHL), ist der Dreijahresvertrag mit RBFA, einem der fortschrittlichsten Mitgliedsverbände der UEFA, ein bedeutender Meilenstein für Fanpictor bei der globalen Expansion.

«Mit RBFA gewinnt Fanpictor einen vorausdenkenden Kunden und untermauert damit die Expansionsstrategie. Wir sind davon überzeugt, dass die Zusammenarbeit mit RBFA und die gemeinsam entwickelten digitalen Produkte einen gewinnbringenden und zukunftsweisenden Einfluss auf die Digitalisierung der Sportsponsoring-Industrie haben werden», teilt Sandro Kälin, Gründer und CEO der NOEXIS AG, mit.

Durch die Kooperation mit RBFA baut Fanpictor sein Netzwerk an renommierten Kunden im Sportbereich weiter aus. Christopher Cheetham, CEO von Fanpictor Inc., betont: «Wir sind sehr glücklich und stolz, mit dem Königlich Belgischen Fussballverband zu kooperieren und ihre Digital-First-Vision zum Leben zu erwecken. Die belgischen Fussballfans gehören zu den leidenschaftlichsten Fans der Welt. Wir freuen uns deshalb ausserordentlich, RBFA dabei zu unterstützen, ihren Supportern während und nach der EURO 2020 unvergessliche Erlebnisse, massgeschneiderte Inhalte und exklusive Preise zu bieten. RBFA teilt unseren Innovationsdrang und wir sind gespannt, was wir gemeinsam erreichen werden.»

Digital Sports Sponsorship Platform
Die Art und Weise, wie Sport konsumiert wird, hat sich über alle Altersgruppen hinweg stark verändert und sich auf die digitalen Kanäle verlagert. Deshalb müssen neue Wege gefunden werden, um allen Interessensgruppen weiterhin einen Mehrwert zu bieten und die eigenen Prozesse schnell an ein stark verändertes Geschäftsumfeld anzupassen. Infolgedessen schreitet die Digitalisierung in der Sportindustrie in grossen Schritten voran und verschafft Teams, Verbänden, Rechteinhabern und Sponsoren eine enorme Wachstumsmöglichkeit.

Fanpictor bietet eine integrierte digitale Plattform, um einzigartige Fan-Erlebnisse zu schaffen und gleichzeitig aufschlussreiche Insights über das Verhalten und die Präferenzen der Fans zu gewinnen. Mit der Digital Sports Sponsorship Platform erhalten Sportvereine, Verbände, Rechteinhaber und Sponsoren Zugang zu diversen Datensätzen, mit welchen sie Trends erkennen, datengestützte Entscheidungsgrundlagen für Vermarktungsaktivitäten schaffen, neue Einnahmequellen generieren und dadurch ein nachhaltiges Geschäftsmodell entwickeln.

Über Fanpictor
Fanpictor ist ein Schweizer Technologieunternehmen der NOEXIS Gruppe, das innovative digitale Lösungen für Sportvereine, Sportverbände, Rechteinhaber und Sponsoren entwickelt. Fanpictor schafft fesselnde digitale Erlebnisse, um langfristige Verbindungen zwischen Fans, Teams und Sponsoren aufzubauen. Fanpictors integrierte durchgängige Digital Sports Sponsorship Platform gibt Marketing- und Kreativteams die Möglichkeit, einzigartige, massgeschneiderte Kampagnen zu entwickeln und den Erfolg ihrer Ideen mit kommerziell validierten Daten zu messen. Weitere Informationen über digitales Sportsponsoring, Fan Engagement und Business Intelligence finden Sie unter https://www.fanpictor.com.

RBFA App
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Fanpictor to support Royal Belgian Football Association’s digital transformation

NIEDERUZWIL, Switzerland / NEW YORK, NY, United States, 1-Jul-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — The Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) has announced a multi-year partnership with Fanpictor, a Swiss technology company within the NOEXIS group. Fanpictor will support the association’s digital transformation and provide fan engagement solutions within its recently upgraded mobile app for the UEFA European Football Championship and beyond. This agreement coincides with the launch of a new Fanpictor sponsorship solution for properties, associations, rights holders and sponsors. This scalable end-to-end platform allows teams at all levels of professional sport to build a cutting-edge technology and data operation at an accessible price point.

Partnership with Royal Belgian Football Association
Building on Fanpictor’s successful collaborations with major international properties, associations and sponsors from the sports industry, such as Raiffeisen Bank SwitzerlandCoca-Cola and the National Hockey League (NHL), this three-year agreement with the RBFA, one of UEFA’s most sophisticated member associations, is a significant milestone for the company as it continues to expand its global operations.

“With RBFA, Fanpictor wins a forward-thinking customer and strengthens its expansion strategy. We are convinced that the cooperation with RBFA and the jointly developed digital products will have a profitable and pioneering impact on the digital transformation of the sports sponsorship industry“ said Sandro Kälin, founder and CEO of NOEXIS AG.

Through the RBFA partnership, Fanpictor expands its roster of prestigious customers in the sports industry. Christopher Cheetham, CEO of Fanpictor Inc., said: “We are delighted to partner with the Royal Belgian Football Association to bring their ‘digital first’ vision to life. Belgian fans are among the world’s most passionate football supporters and we look forward to helping the RBFA deliver new experiences, exciting content, and opportunities for fans to win exclusive prizes during and after EURO 2020. The RBFA shares our drive to innovate, and we are excited to see what we can accomplish together.”

Digital Sports Sponsorship Platform
The way sports are consumed has changed significantly across all age groups, shifting to digital channels. Organizations have to find new ways to deliver value to stakeholders and quickly adapt their operations to a much-changed business environment. As a result, digital transformation has accelerated in the sports industry, which is now using technology to unlock unprecedented opportunities for growth.

Fanpictor offers an integrated digital platform for properties, associations, rights holders and sponsors to create unique fan experiences, while generating in-depth behavioral insights. Through this tool Fanpictor’s clients gain access to diverse data sets, enabling them to identify trends, build data-driven decision-making frameworks for marketing activities, and generate new revenue streams and sustainable business models.

About Fanpictor
Fanpictor is a Swiss technology company within the NOEXIS group that develops innovative digital solutions for properties, associations, rights holders and sponsors. Fanpictor creates captivating digital experiences to build long-term connections between fans, teams and sponsors. Fanpictor’s integrated end-to-end fan engagement and sponsorship platform, gives marketing and creative teams the opportunity to develop unique campaigns and to use commercially validated data to measure the success of their ideas. More information about digital sports sponsorship, fan engagement and business intelligence can be found at https://www.fanpictor.com.

RBFA App
More information about the RBFA App can be found at https://www.rbfa.be/app.

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PayPerHead Set to Begin $3 Per Head Until Super Bowl Promo

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Jun-28 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Sportsbook software company PayPerHead is about to release its most extended promotion of the year. The company’s Super Bowl Promo begins in July and lasts until the 2022 NFL Championship.

The National Football League has added an extra game this season, pushing both the playoffs and the 2022 Super Bowl forward by a week. First scheduled for February 6, 2022, Super Bowl LVI now happens on February 13.

Per a University of Villanova study, 93% of U.S.-based sports bettors are interested in betting on the NFL. The same report said that 13% of American adults, or 33.2 million, said they planned on making a bet on an NFL game during the 2020 season.

The study also stated that 34% of American adults planned on making NFL wagers through an online sportsbook. The study estimates total non-recorded sports betting revenue at $70 billion per year.

PayPerHead product manager Nate Johnson said internal research is in line with the Villanova study. “The study said 69% of core sports bettors are male while most are between the ages of 23 through 34. Our agents have told me their players love the NFL and, yes, most are male and fit into the study’s age demographic.”

When asked why such a long promotion, Johnson said that wasn’t the plan. “Heading into 2021, we thought we might revert to our normal promotion schedule. We offered agents the $3 per head until Super Bowl promo in 2020 to help bookie software agents get by during the pandemic. It was such a success in 2020, though, that we decided to run it again this year.”

Johnson said the company has an advantage in the industry due to its proprietary software. “We use our software, which means we can integrate with third-party platforms much easier than other organizations.”

“Also, we only provide software. We don’t double as a sportsbook, which means bookie agents mustn’t worry about us stealing their players,” he said.

Johnson added that PayPerHead doesn’t hold back during their promotions even if it lasts for more than half a year. “When agents sign-up for the $3 per head until Super Bowl Promo, they can offer all add-on platforms, including Premium Props, the Premium Gaming platform with 3D options, and Live+. They can also use the Agent Payment Solution where they and players can deposit online into their accounts.”

“We want to develop long-lasting relationships. We’ve been around since 1997. So we know what it takes to run a successful, individually owned, online sportsbook. All we care about is helping bookies make money and run successful sportsbook companies,” Johnson said.

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PayPerHead Agents Ready for NBA & NHL Playoffs Revenue Boost

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-May-17 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — For PayPerHead agents, two of the most important events on the sports calendar happen in spring. The NBA Playoffs and NHL Playoffs both start in the second half of May.

Yearly, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and National Hockey League sports betting generates $50 million to $80 million. Last August, when the NHL Playoffs and NBA Playoffs in Orlando happened simultaneously, U.S. sports bettors wagered a record $2.1 billion.

The August 2020 total was a 90.2% increase from August 2019. Recorded U.S. sports betting handle broke the August 2020 record in October, when American sports handicappers bet more than $3 billion for the first time.

Sports betting revenue information never provides a complete picture. PayPerHead agents don’t release betting revenue stats, which means statisticians underreport total sports wagering information. Agents are excited about a typical NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and NBA Playoffs.

The National Basketball Association finished their 2019-2020 NBA Season at Disney World in Orlando. The National Hockey League finished their season in two Canadian cities, Edmonton and Toronto. Although both leagues had exciting finishes, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars to win the Stanley Cup, and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA Finals, neither league produced the same television ratings as they did in the past.

Per Nate Johnson, PayPerHead’s Product Manager, that could be because of new viewing avenues. “We offer video streams via our Live+ platform,” Johnson said. With Live+, agents can also offer players game trackers. The in-game betting platform allows players to watch, check out stats, and wager on games while they happen.

PayPerHead also has a Premium Props platform where players can bet on star performances. Johnson said that sports bettors could wager on how many points a player like Kevin Durant or James Harden scores in a game during the NBA Playoffs.

Johnson added that PayPerHead designs digital platforms to boost action. “Premium Gaming has the latest 3D options, we provide two live dealer platforms for agent flexibility, and agents and players can use multiple options to deposit into their accounts via the Agent Payment Solution.”

“During promotions or trials, agents can use all prime platforms for free. We expect all agents, but especially newer agents, to see a big boost in action during the NBA Playoffs and NHL Playoffs,” he said.

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Are You Looking For A Powerful And Free Way To Increase Your Chess Rating

Adelaide, South Australia, 2021-May-10 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Mato Jelic’s Chess School of South Australia offers a free and fun way of improving your game by 500 ELO points.

Chess is a fascinating mind game which has been attracting people since ancient times. It requires a large amount of skill and practice as well as the ability to create and implement effective strategies. If in the past chess lovers used to rely on books for their training, nowadays they have a variety of modern tools for developing their skills and improving their level, including online resources. Free chess videos such as those featured on Mato Jelic’s YouTube channel can teach you how to play chess like a champion in a very short period.

Some people claim that their rating improved by 500 ELO points just by watching Mato’s videos. A couple of comments that make Mato proud of his work include: ‘I don’t usually comment, but you sir have the best chess videos on YouTube. I’ve seen dozens of other teachers, none of them can compare with your style, so you have earned my respect. Keep doing an amazing job.’ and ‘Millions of chess players have watched and benefited from MATO’s chess lectures and analysis on YouTube. His lively analysis has contributed in popularizing chess tremendously. World’s best chess coach ever.’

One of the most amazing advances in a player’s chess level comes from the follower called Rameshwar: ‘I was rated 1100 a year ago but now I am rated 1789 and still improving just by watching the games shown by Mato and analyzing them daily for 1-2 hrs. I even won 2nd place in my college blitz chess fest where some strong players rated above 2000 also participated. Thank you, Mato 🙂 you should be the most subscribed channel in chess category.’
What makes Mato’s videos different from other chess online resources is the fact they are more than chess lectures. Subscribers are pleased to find a lot of life wisdom in Mato’s videos and enjoy the best entertainment due to the Australian coach’s natural sense of humour. One of Mato’s followers recalled in a comment the funny situation when he skipped watching chess videos one day and his girlfriend said: ‘And where is Mato? … I am so much used to hear his voice that it feels he is already part of our family.”

Mato is the founder and owner of Chess School SA, a leading provider of chess coaching services in Adelaide, South Australia. His YouTube channel is the perfect place for beginner and intermediate players to watch entertaining and useful chess videos. The content includes categories such as the greatest chess games ever played, immortal chess games, the best games from the latest tournaments, old masters games, and free chess training.
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Fun new Christian song for kids tackles issues of identity, self-esteem

Created by family who produced America’s first Christian children’s album to go platinum

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A., 2021-Apr-30 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Created by the family who produced America’s first Christian children’s album to sell 1 million copies, “Stars and Dots” is set to be released on all digital platforms today.

This follow-up single is part of Anthony & Tiffany Salerno’s roll-out to their debut children’s album, “I Am a Worshipper,” slated for release May 28. The single is available here and the album is available for preorder and pre-save here.

Anthony’s father, Tony Salerno, creative producer of gold, platinum and Grammy-nominated children’s albums, provided oversight and feedback for the forthcoming album, which leads off with “Stars and Dots” as the first track.

In the same upbeat vein, “Stars and Dots” has a cheerful tune with ocean vibes that introduces the practice of coming daily to God to hear His voice and discover His view of us — that we are immeasurably valuable and worthy of love because God created us in His image, Tiffany said.

“I’m excited for kids to hear this powerful song and the whole album, which carries the heritage of my parents’ music into a new era,” said Anthony, who grew up in Dallas, the Los Angeles area and the former home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz in Sebastopol, Calif.

Inspired by Max Lucado’s bestselling children’s book, “You Are Special,” originally published by Crossway in 1997, “Stars and Dots” celebrates the truth that people can be liberated from the weight of others’ opinions by assigning value instead to what God says about them, Tiffany said.

Christi Given, who has hosted on TBN and written and sung more than 300 tracks and short jingles for Bravo TV’s “Vanderpump Rules,” Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” and other shows, said she believes “Stars and Dots” could have a powerfully positive influence on children and adults.

“It has a very good message — to listen to God’s voice rather than comparing ourselves with others,” Given said. “Instead of focusing on how many ‘likes’ and comments we receive, we need to pay attention to what God says about us, which is the message of ‘Stars and Dots.’”

Chuck Reich, pastor, host and executive producer of “Answering the Call” on Overcomers TV, said he saw Anthony and Tiffany’s love for kids when they performed their songs for children at a church and a school in Haiti.

“Anthony and Tiffany are true professionals in media, and they have a heart for God and for children,” Reich said.

“It is so vital and life-changing for children to learn about their identity in Christ and hearing God’s voice from an early age. Anthony and Tiffany do an excellent job facilitating that through music,” said Rachel Bishop, minister of children and preschool director at Emmanuel Church in Abilene, Kansas. Bishop is a student of Visionwriters International, a ministry about identity and God’s voice that Tiffany said has greatly influenced her songwriting.

Tiffany wrote “Stars and Dots” before meeting Anthony on his birthday in September 2018 at CBS Studios in Hollywood. Anthony went on to provide music production and arrangement for the album, starting with “Stars and Dots.” The couple married in December 2020 at Mount Baldy Village Church in Mount Baldy, Calif., where they lead worship and direct the children’s department.

Their single is available here and their album is available for pre-order and pre-save here.

Further background, education

Tiffany earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with emphases in journalism and public relations and a minor in creative writing, followed by a graduate certificate in technical writing and professional communication, from Kansas State University. She later graduated from Radiance International – Hollywood House of Prayer’s Launch ministry school with the Evangelism Award. Tiffany was born and raised in Abilene, Kan.

Anthony graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a bachelor’s degree in commercial music. He has worked as a musician, director and producer for many ministry leaders, including Willie Aames, known for playing the title character in “Bible Man” (1995-2003); Raul Ries, who pastors a congregation of 12,000 in California and can be heard on the “Somebody Loves You” radio program; Dennis Sempebwa, president and chancellor of The 300, a ministry training college; and others.

Anthony was born in Tyler, Texas, where his parents launched Agape Force at a site that has been shared with the headquarters of Youth with a Mission (YWAM), Teen Challenge, Leonard Ravenhill’s Last Days Ministries, the evangelist David Wilkerson, the late musician Keith Green and now Mercy Ships. “Music Machine,” which Tony produced in 1977, became America’s first Christian children’s album and first Christian album by a group artist to sell 1 million copies.

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PayPerHead Agents Expect 2021 Triple Crown Revenue Bounce Back

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Apr-28 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Because of the pandemic, the handle on the 2020 Kentucky Derby dropped significantly from the previous year. Handle on America’s signature horse race fell 49.8% from 2019. Churchill Downs didn’t run the race until September 5, four months after Derby’s traditional race day on the first Saturday in May.

PayPerHead agents are hopeful the 2021 Triple Crown results in a racebook revenue bounce back. The 2019 Kentucky Derby set a record handle of $165.5 million. 2019’s handle was 10% higher than 2018’s $149.9 million, which had been the previous record.

This year’s race lost star power after winter book favorite Life Is Good became injured. But Essential Quality is undefeated, owned by Godolphin, and trained by Brad Cox, who has ranked in the top ten in wins and earnings in the past four years.

The 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner won’t be the only undefeated horse in the race. Rock Your World, who won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, has victories over grass and dirt. Known Agenda, the Florida Derby winner, and Hot Rod Charlie, who won the Louisiana Derby, will also enter.

Although three races comprise the Triple Crown, for agents, the Kentucky Derby is the most important. Per Nate Johnson, PayPerHead’s product development manager, the Derby attracts more betting action than any other thoroughbred event.

“The Kentucky Derby may be the most popular horse race in the world. In 2019, Japan saw $4.1 million wagered on the Derby. It’s also the one race that should produce action for almost all of our agents,” Johnson said.

PayPerHead agents see most revenue from the sportsbook, live in-game betting platform, and products like the digital casino and live dealer. Johnson said few agents rely on horse racing revenue but that all see horse racing action on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

When asked about betting action on the Belmont, Johnson said it was hit or miss. “Everyone wants to see if the Derby winner can take the Preakness. If there’s a Triple Crown at stake, the same horse won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the Belmont could attract more action for our agents than the Derby.”

Johnson added, “Our agents count on the Kentucky Derby for racebook revenue followed by the Preakness. If different horses win the Derby and Preakness, the Belmont becomes just another horse race.”

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Conference organiser company Confinn behind the largest web conference in Lithuania’s history

VILNIUS, 1-Apr-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Three days, 6000 minutes of content, 300 speakers, and over 10,000 attendees. With its unprecedented scale, the Lithuanian Business Forum will certainly feature in every best practice handbook for virtual events. The largest web conference in the country’s history took place in early March and transformed a now-tired traditional online format into an unusual digital space, recreating the true feeling of a live event. Nine months of preparation, many complex technical challenges, and carefully curated content – the organisers are right to describe setting up this event as a true feat.

A 3-day interactive programme

On March 3rd-5th, the record-breaking Lithuanian Business Forum brought together experts from various fields – economists, politicians, business and management consultants – and created a unique space to share ideas and promote solutions amongst professionals. The event focused on digitalisation and the circular economy.

According to Dainius Baltrušaitis, organiser of the Lithuanian Business Forum and head of Confinn, a conference organiser company, many people have grown tired of the virtual format’s omnipresence events being online-only because of the pandemic. This is why this unprecedented conference for the Nordic-Baltic region elicited a radically different reaction from the public: it attracted a lot of early interest, and its engagement remained high during the entire event.

Organisers are convinced that this success was due to the innovative format of the event. The Forum lasted 3 days and included interactive presentations, discussions and webinars.

“Last year, the event was spread out across nine halls, so it was difficult for our attendees to visit everything physically. In order to make the experience more enjoyable this year we split the programme over several days, so people could have a chance to listen to whichever speaker they wanted to see. We are delighted to hear that our attendees reported feeling as if they’d visited a new and unique space after the event. The constant interactive migration from one hall to another generated excitement and made them feel like they were attending a “real” event”, said business psychologist Dainius Baltrušaitis.

 

Artūras Laucius, another leader at ‘Confinn’, explains that the dynamic platform not only drew in people but also allowed them to consume valuable content for the next six months. “We chose this format because it gives the content a lot more depth. While people at the event are not required to listen to all the speakers, they may want to view them at a completely different time that is more convenient to them. So a one-day event of this scale, once recorded, can turn into a month-long event, and a three-day event can become a three-month event”, he added.

The biggest organisational challenges

According to Artūras Laucius, an event of this scale requires very careful preparation. One of the main challenges was time and people management. In order to organise such a huge conference without any interruptions, preparations need to start no less than nine months in advance.

“It is important to have all technical solutions tested, as they cause many of the problems that organisers have to deal with. We were planning to have many attendees, and we were concerned that some of our programs would interpret so many connexions as being a cyber-attack, which would paralyse our servers. When performing “stress tests”, it is necessary to slowly increase the number of users, as one thousand, five thousand or more users bring with them different technical challenges. It is important always to be one step ahead – to know exactly what ten thousand attendees will see on their screens during the event, and how it’s actually going to work”, he explains.

When setting up the event, content selection is another important task. According to Dainius Baltrušaitis, selecting high-quality material takes longer than one would expect, and investing in promoting your event matters when you want to attract the best moderators to your event. “We approve about 30% of speakers. In our case, with 300 speakers and 20 days of content waiting to be approved, it takes a very long time to go through discussions regarding content with everyone and select the best candidates. This is a crucial but time-consuming process. Choosing the best content and ensuring that everything goes smoothly guarantees a successful event. Long-term experience and good knowledge of the region are very important, too”, he notes.

Our tip to keep viewers engaged

Virtual events are very time-sensitive, explains Dainius Baltrušaitis. While a speaker has two minutes to make an impression during a live event, they only have 30 seconds to grab the viewer’s attention in a virtual format.

 

“If you start introducing yourself in the first minute, this means your visibility has failed, and your message is doomed. In an online format, you have as little as thirty seconds to present your point and convince the viewer to listen on. This is then followed by the main point of the speech, expert insights, and three examples. During a live event, a member of the audience would often feel uncomfortable standing up in the middle of the hall and leaving the auditorium, asking fellow audience members to make room for them as they leave. Here, in a virtual event, all it takes is one second and a click to move to another digital space if the content is not catchy enough.

“Our content professionals put a lot of effort into making the speakers shine. Sometimes a speaker contacts us and claims that there is no way for them to shorten their 40-minute presentation. We would then ask them to write everything down on a piece of paper physically. We would normally delete most of the text, reducing it from 20 pages to about 2. Our recommendation is to limit presentations to 10 minutes,” he explains.

Dainius Baltrušaitis further explains that another important aspect is to have an interactive comment section, which the moderator can control. Upvoting interesting questions works as an additional encouragement for attendees to get involved.

“All conference organisers know how hard it is to get audience members to ask questions. When people are asked if they have any questions during a live event, there is usually an awkward silence. But our trick is inertia. You need to wait out that initial period and encourage the participants to get involved after 4–5 minutes when an avalanche of questions normally begins. In the virtual format, we’ve included interactive comment fields that initially feature a couple of questions that can be upvoted. This method is simpler than users having to take the first step themselves. Upvoting helps us engage with the audience, and it encourages them to write their own questions.” says Dainius Baltrušaitis, who is pleased that technical and content-related ‘know-how’ gained in this region is being replicated abroad. Confinn, which used to primarily work on the largest conferences in the Nordic-Baltic region, is receiving more and more enquiries from across Europe to help organise huge virtual events with up to 100,000 people.

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2021 NFL Draft Should Break 2020’s Record Betting Handle

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Apr-06 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 saw the most wagering dollars flow to the NFL Draft than in the draft’s history. Because of this year’s pool of college players, per head agents, those who offer free betting software, expect handle to significantly increase on the draft’s first round on Thursday, April 29.

Sports bettors wagered $20 million on last year’s draft. The $20 million represents the money Vegas sportsbooks and other U.S.-based sportsbooks accepted. Offshore companies and local bookies don’t release wagering handle stats. The overall number from betting on the 2020 NFL Draft may have eclipsed $50 million.

The first player chosen in 2020, Joe Burrow, had won the Heisman Trophy. The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Burrow first. Ohio State player Chase Young went second to the Washington Football Team, and Young’s teammate, Buckeyes’ cornerback Jeff Okudah, went third to the Detroit Lions. A quarterback going first followed by a couple of defensive players is typical for the NFL Draft. Quarterbacks going with the first three picks in the draft has never happened.

2021 is unique because most analysts believe the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers, the teams with the first three picks, draft quarterbacks. The 49ers moved to third specifically to take a quarterback. The Jaguars have said they will draft Clemson signal-caller Trevor Lawrence. The Jets said they would take BYU QB Zach Wilson. The odds on Lawrence and Wilson are so low that most draft handicappers won’t bet on either option. What the 49ers do with the third pick is where it gets interesting.

The latest rumor is that San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan wants Alabama quarterback Mac Jones. Before the 49ers moved up in the draft, many experts had Jones not going before pick 8 when the Carolina Panthers make their choice.

Agents don’t care so much about odds because, as one might expect, getting NFL Draft picks right is tricky. Each college football athlete represents a different betting option. Choosing who goes third, fourth, fifth, and so on correctly is close to impossible.

PayPerHead Product Manager Nate Johnson said that the company’s clients could offer betting on the NFL Draft for the first time. “Last year, we added a Premium Props platform to our offerings. Our agents can now provide betting options on the NFL Draft.”

Johnson said the props platform is a big hit. “Players love it because they don’t have to search for quarter and halftime lines. The NFL Draft is unique because it’s a single event. But most prop players like to bet on halftime and quarter lines.” Players also like to bet on individual sports star performances. “Agents should see a big uptick starting April 1. MLB started on the first, and baseball is tailor-made for prop betting,” Johnson said.

Johnson added that sports bettors love to wager on how many strikeouts pitchers get and how many hits, runs, and home runs batters account for in single games. “Our agents are excited about both the NFL Draft and the MLB Season. Most agents have seen at least a 15% rise in action after adding Premium Props. That rise could eclipse 20%, or even 25% once players get into baseball.”

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Bookies Expect the 2021 MLB Season to Drive Big Betting Action

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Mar-23 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Like almost every sports league based in the U.S., the coronavirus pandemic affected baseball. MLB teams played a 60-game regular season in 2020, which is why American bookies are thrilled that on April 1, Major League Baseball begins a typical 162-game regular season.

In most MLB Seasons, U.S. sports bettors wager around $40 billion on baseball. 2021 should easily break the $40 billion mark due to the 162-game schedule and rising demand. Not only that, but the most popular teams in Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, are also the favorites.

The Dodgers won the 2020 World Series for the first time since 1988. Heading into the 2021 season, the defending champions are the favorites to repeat, which makes sense because Los Angeles signed Trevor Bauer, the 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner. If the Dodgers win back-to-back titles, they will be the first team to do so since the New York Yankees took home trophies in 1999 and 2000. The Yankees added former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.

Other teams like the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago White Sox, have attracted World Series future action. Those three teams upgraded their starting pitching rotations as well as their batting line-ups.

PayPerHead product manager Nate Johnson said the company provides platforms attractive to baseball handicappers. “Our Live+ and Premium Props platforms are perfect for baseball bettors. Live+ has game trackers and video streams. Props offer individual performance options like how many strikeouts Clayton Kershaw (the Dodgers ace pitcher) gets in a game. The best part is that agents and players can fund their accounts through the Agent Payment Solution via methods like bitcoin, credit and debit cards.”

Johnson also added many agents expect an uptick in action from their Premium Casino platforms. “Our premium platforms often add 15% or more as it is. Agents believe that players will flock to Premium Casino during baseball season because it’s got the latest 3D cinematic slot games. You have to remember, baseball is a great sport, but there’s a lot of downtimes, and players like to bet and watch baseball games live while also playing a few hands of blackjack or the slots.”

When asked if PayPerHead had anything special planned for the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball Season, Johnson said the organization does. “We almost always have a trial going, and we run multiple promotions. Right now, the trial is our March Madness special, where new agents pay $4 per head until April 4. On April 5, non-PayPerHead agents can expect a brand new $3 for 3 weeks trial celebrating the MLB’s 2021 start.”

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U.S. Bookies Starting to See Interest in Esports Rise Dramatically

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Mar-09 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — In the past, professional bookmakers in the United States didn’t think much about esports. Most considered it to be on par with horse racing and even though bookies offered it, but it wasn’t one of the more essential options. But, since mid-2020, though, the bookie viewpoint regarding esports has shifted significantly. Once a novelty, pay per head agents, bookies who use sportsbook software, have signed on more and more esports betting players. The increase in action can be traced and part of the reason to the fact that most online sportsbooks offer betting on Counter-strike (CS:GO), League of Legends (LoL), and Dota 2 matches.

CS:GO, League of Legends, and Dota 2 are the three most organized esports globally. Dota 2 is so popular that later this month, on March 25, Netflix will release an anime show starring Valve Dota, one of the game’s main characters. Twitch, the online streaming service, also broadcasts the most important and most essential esports matches. What’s interesting is that all three are older games. Dota 2 came out in 2013. League of Legends calls 2009 its birth year, and Counter-Strike began on Microsoft Windows in 1999.

Similar to what happens with the NFL, NBA, and MLB, esports enthusiasts latch onto specific teams and players. The two most popular games, Counter-strike and League of Legends, are attractive to different regions worldwide. The top four ranked CS:GO teams are from Russia and European nations. The best League of Legends teams call South Korea and China their homes.

Riot Games, which developed League of Legends, runs all regional tournaments and the LoL World Championships. Valve, Counter-Strike’s creator, runs major Counter-strike tournaments throughout the world. Valve also created Dota 2. The main Dota 2 event is The International. Valve shelved The International in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Although Valve has not released the dates for The International in 2021, most believe it will happen in Stockholm, Sweden, sometime in August.

When asked about esports, PayPerHead product manager Nate Johnson said, “Any time you’ve got a tournament with a $34 to $40 million prize pool, like The International, our agents will see action on those matches.” Johnson also added that players have helped esports popularity rise. Astralis Counter-Strike player Dev1ce, Nicholas Reedtz is his real name, has earned over $1.29 million. “Every CS:GO fan on the planet knows who Dev1ce is,” Johnson said, “which is why whenever Astralis plays, you can be sure Twitch is streaming it.”

Asked specifically about esports in the U.S., Johnson said, “U.S. bettors, to a large degree, have yet to catch on, which is why many of our agents haven’t seen a rise in esports betting action.” Johnson said that could soon change. “The Overwatch League is based in the United States and Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner, has a stake in Boston Uprising. Other major sports league figures are getting involved. As more football, baseball, and basketball figures get involved, esports should gain in popularity here in the states.”

“The 2021 Overwatch League starts play on April 16. So our agents could see a rise in esports action around that time,” Johnson added. “But agents mustn’t wait until April 16. Almost every week, there are multiple CS:GO, LoL, and Dota 2 tournaments. Now’s the time for agents to start telling their players about esports betting with all the exciting options now available.”

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American Bookies See Soccer’s Popularity Rise

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Feb-25 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Most U.S. bookmakers understand that after the Super Bowl, they must turn their attention to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. After the tournament, pay per head agents concentrate on the NBA and MLB. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a new revenue opportunity. Soccer’s popularity has continually climbed in the United States. It could break out the way a winning stock does this spring and summer.

FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, usually begins their World Cup Qualifying Tournament two years before the WC. However, because of the pandemic, the organization pushed the UEFA World Cup Qualifying tournament out to 2021 and 2022. The first days of play are on March 24 and 25 this year. Matchday 10, the final days of group play, are on November 16 and 17. But UEFA World Cup Qualifying isn’t the only major tournament happening this spring and summer. The UEFA Champions League is to their Round of 16. The UCL Final happens on May 29.

PayPerHead Product Manager Nate Johnson said sports bettors are the leading cause for the rise in soccer betting action. “In 2020, players looked for other options. The NCAA cancelled the March Madness Tournament, and the NBA and NHL paused their seasons. Not only that, but MLB played a 60-game regular season. Soccer returned to play quicker than any of the U.S. based sports leagues. It also helps that there are so many soccer leagues and soccer matches to choose from.”

U.S. broadcast outlets like Fox Sports 1, NBC Sports, and ESPN have helped introduce American bookies and players to the sport. U.S. sports networks air Champions League, English Premier League, Series A, and Bundesliga matches.“The networks may be the most important reason for the rise in soccer betting action,” Johnson said. “Teams like Manchester City and Man United, two of the most popular soccer teams, both play in the English Premier. Bayern plays in the Bundesliga. NBC’s streaming network, Peacock, shows most EPL games while FS1 showcases Bundesliga teams.”

The action has helped bookies maintain their monthly revenue after football season. But Johnson added a word of caution. “Make no mistake. Soccer has a long way to go before it approaches the action on football, basketball, or baseball. But the rise in betting activity is encouraging. Not only that, new soccer league seasons start at the end of August, and 2022 is a World Cup year. So our bookie software agents have reason to be bullish on soccer betting action. They must be careful about relying too much on it, though.”

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