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News Article | April 17, 2017
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Restaurant struggles continued in March as sales and traffic again declined year-over-year. Same-store sales were down -1.1 percent while traffic dropped -3.4 percent. March’s results were disappointing for an industry desperately trying to reverse performance trends; sales have been negative in 11 out of the last 12 months. However, March did represent an improvement versus the prior month. Although still negative, sales improved by 2.5 percentage points compared to February. Traffic also improved by 1.6 percentage points. This insight comes from data by TDn2K™ through The Restaurant Industry Snapshot™, based on weekly sales from over 26,000+ restaurant units and 145+ brands, representing $66 billion dollars in annual revenue. “March sales were expected to be somewhat better than February due in part to the catch-up of tax refunds that were initially delayed in February,” commented Victor Fernandez, Executive Director of Insights and Knowledge for TDn2K. “In addition, the industry likely benefitted from the shift in the Easter holiday, which fell in March in 2016. For the largest segments (quick service and casual dining), this holiday represents a potential loss of sales.” “The fact that sales were still negative in March given these tailwinds highlights the challenge chains have faced since the recession. Factors like restaurant oversupply and additional competition for dining occasions continue to take their toll on chain traffic.” Quarterly Results With same-store sales declining -1.6 percent, the first quarter of 2017 was the fifth consecutive quarter of negative results. The last time the industry experienced a similar period was in 2009 and the first half of 2010, as the economy began recovery following the recession. Furthermore, the first quarter of 2017 followed a very disappointing -2.4 percent sales drop in the fourth quarter of 2016, highlighting the difficult operating environment currently facing many operators. Unfortunately, same-store traffic dropped another -3.6 in the first quarter, consistent with the average -3.4 percent quarterly declines experienced since the beginning of 2016. Average Guest Checks The growth rate in check average continues to trend down slowly. For the first quarter of 2017, the average check was up 1.9 percent, somewhat lower than the average 2.3 percent growth reported for 2016. This is likely the result of brands relying more on promotions and conservative menu price increases in response to continual declines in traffic. Industry Segment Results As has been the case in recent quarters, segments with the highest and lowest average check experienced better results. The strongest performance in the first quarter came from upscale casual, followed by fine dining and quick service. It is important to mention that fine dining and upscale casual are among the segments most negatively impacted by the shift in Easter. The weakest segments in the first quarter were family dining and fast casual. Family dining concepts were also among the most negatively affected by the Easter shift. Despite continual sales slippage, there appears to be some positive news for casual dining. In 2015 and 2016, the segment trailed industry averages by roughly -0.7 percentage points. Although still negative, that gap to industry was only -0.1 percentage point in the first quarter. Casual dining has actually outperformed industry results in six of the past eight weeks. Conversely, over that same eight-week span, fast casual has trailed industry benchmarks six times. The Restaurant Workforce Finding enough qualified employees to keep restaurants fully staffed persists as a primary concern for restaurant operators. This is mainly due to restaurant turnover rates continuing to skyrocket while the labor market is at or near full employment. Turnover for restaurant hourly employees as well as managers increased again during February according to TDn2K’s People Report™. These rates are currently higher than they have been in over ten years and rising. Restaurant brands are finding they need to offer a compelling reason for why employees should leave their current employment and come work for them. Even if wages have been increasing slowly in recent years, this is expected to change soon as the labor market continues to tighten. In fact, according to a recent survey by People Report, about 80 percent of restaurant companies reported having to offer additional financial incentives to attract candidates in tough recruiting markets. In most almost all cases, those incentives take the form of higher base pay. Restaurant job growth year-over-year has been slowing down in recent months and is now negative, likely a combination of the pace of new restaurant openings also slowing and staffing levels decreasing due to labor market challenges as well as conscious decisions to control costs. About 60 percent of restaurant brands tracked reported lower employee counts during February of 2017 than a year ago. This may not be good news for service scores and guest satisfaction. This first quarter of 2017 seems to be consistent with 2016 as the industry chugs along and the rest of the economy gradually improves. We continue to seek the answer to “is our industry winning its share of the wallet in the economy overall and share of stomach in the overall food and beverage industry,” asks Wallace Doolin, Chairman and founder of TDn2K. “First quarter results would say that we are not winning our share so far this year. Our research does show there are real winners with impressive results. These “Top Box” performers are across the segments, size and ownership of the brands. Brands investing in the customer experience and the employee experience with technology and staff development are stealing share to grow their businesses.” TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 38,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees, and $66 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas.


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News Article | May 25, 2017
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White Box Social Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, has launched the “Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot,” revealing insights on consumer feedback and guest satisfaction on over 193,000 units and 620 brands in the restaurant industry. View the latest edition: Value Reigns in the Eyes of Restaurant Consumers here. “We are excited to bring a new perspective on consumer feedback, 100 percent fueled by online, unsolicited guest comments and sentiment,” said Wally Doolin, Chairman and Co-Founder of TDn2K. “In addition, the ability to highlight the correlations between online reputation and workforce and financial performance is incredibly exciting,” Doolin continued. This monthly Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot highlights top performing brands based on sentiment for: “food,” “service” and “intent to return;” top and bottom performing designated market areas (DMAs) are also identified for those attributes as well as for “value,” “beverages” and “ambiance.” In addition, positive sentiment year-over-year trends are identified as well as best and worst performing U.S. regions. Finally, the snapshot connects the dots on performance by unveiling correlations between online guest satisfaction and workforce and operational performance. "The combination of White Box Social Intelligence benchmarks with Black Box Intelligence sales outcomes is a game-changer for restaurants, and we are so excited to share this snapshot of performance with the industry," said Kathleen Buehler, Executive Director for White Box Social Intelligence. Brands of note in the April edition of the Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot include: Carvel, Fleming’s, Freebirds World Burrito, Legal Sea Foods, Papa Murphy’s, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Raising Cane’s, Seasons 52, SweetFrog, Wawa and Wienerschnitzel. Click here to view the most recent Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot: Value Reigns in the Eyes of Restaurant Consumers. Methodology Used for the Restaurant Guest Satisfaction Snapshot The algorithm determining ranking brands is based on sentiment determined by White Box Social Intelligence. To be included in this monthly snapshot ranking, brands must have a total of at least 250 mentions for the month. Restaurant brands must have a minimum number of units to be eligible as well (quick service: 150, fast casual: 20, family dining: 45, casual dining: 20, upscale casual: 10, fine dining: 10). For DMA rankings, only the largest 25 are considered. About White Box Social Intelligence White Box Social Intelligence™, a TDn2K™ company, is the first online customer feedback tool made exclusively for restaurants. Track your brand’s online sentiment utilizing key attributes such as food, service, value, intent to return etc. White Box Social Intelligence is tracking over 620 brands to benchmark customer satisfaction and is the only online tool that integrates with operational performance data to validate the impact on financial performance. About TDn2K TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 38,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees, and $67 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas.


News Article | May 10, 2017
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-- The Campus Technology Conference(Campus Tech), a higher education technology event produced by LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, announced today its advisory board of academic, administrative, and technology experts from colleges and universities nationwide.  These advisory board members are integral in developing and planning each Campus Technology Conference.  This year they have helped to expand conference content offerings available to attendees of"Our goal is to ensure that our annual program responds to emerging challenges and looks ahead to identify new directions in order to best serve the wide range of professional development needs of the higher education technology community," said conference Program Chair John Hess.  "This exceptional group of campus leaders is vital to that process."The2017 advisory board members include:·         Jill Albin-Hill, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Dominican University·         W. Gardner Campbell, Associate Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University·         Ronald L. Danielson, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University·         Mark Frydenberg, Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems and Director of CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox, Bentley University·         Joy Hatch, Former Vice President for Technology, Fort Hays State University·         Raymond Uzwyshyn, Director of Collections and Digital Services, Texas State University·         Anu Vedantham, Director of Learning and Teaching Services for Harvard College Libraries, Harvard UniversityOver 1,000 professionals — including CIOs, CTOs, chief academic officers, higher education administrators, IT managers, Instructional designers, technologists, faculty and support staff — from all over the United States and 19+ countries converge atto gain hands-on exposure to the latest technologies and successful implementation strategies through keynotes, mega sessions, workshops, concurrent sessions, the expo hall and more.2017 will provide higher education professionals access to more than 30 sessions in seven distinct tracks that will dig into relevant topics for IT leaders, hands-on faculty and technologists. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to gain expanded topic coverage through New Mega Sessions, more preconference workshops and enhanced poster sessions. The keynote speakers include Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab and Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park; Jeffrey Selingo, Author, and contributor for; as well as Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics at the George Mason University, and Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute at University of Oxford.will be held July 17 - 20 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.. For additional details and to register, visit www.CampusTechnologyConferences.com . Join the conversation by following the conference on Twitter (@CT_Events ( https://twitter.com/ CT_Events )) and using and searching the hashtag #CampusTech. For even moreupdates, "like" Campus Tech and join the Campus Tech LinkedIn group.###The Campus Technology Conference brings together thought leaders from the fields of higher education and technology to explore innovative solutions and to develop effective strategies for campus administration, infrastructure, teaching and learning, and more. Conference speakers and attendees occupy a variety of campus leadership positions including chief information officers, vice presidents of technology, and other executives, as well as a variety of academic and technology professionals who are working to manage resources effectively, build seamless networks, and create new educational and enterprise models for the future. Developed in consultation with members of an advisory board of academic and administrative experts from colleges and universities nationwide, each annual conference emphasizes strategic initiatives, technological innovations, emerging trends, hands-on workshop experiences, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership with industry leaders as well as within and among institutions. For additional information about the conference, please visit www.CampusTechnologyConferences.com.LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, produces more than a dozen professional conferences and trade shows annually, including Campus Technology Conference, Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), HR in Hospitality Conference, HR TechnologyConference & Exposition, Recruiting Trends Conference, and National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference& Expo.LRP Publications, founded in 1977 by Kenneth Kahn, is a broad-based media company serving business and education professionals. Specializing in the fields of education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers' compensation and disability, the company publishes hundreds of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources. Additionally, LRP publishes two industry-leading magazines: Human Resources Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, plus delivers top-quality training and professional development with eLearning, conferences and tradeshows including: HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities®, National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo, among others. For a complete list of LRP products, eCourses and conferences, please visit www.lrp.com.


News Article | May 11, 2017
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"We couldn't be more enthusiastic about this partnership with Black Box Intelligence. It's really a perfect fit for our platform, offering incredibly useful and precise metrics to our food-service clients. Their Market Index is exactly what we look for in data partnerships; vast yet precise, it pushes our insight abilities to the next level." Keenan Baldwin, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of SiteZeus said. "TDn2K is thrilled to be partnering with SiteZeus and their best-in-class platform. Their location technology system is the ideal application to integrate our Black Box Intelligence Market Index, powered by sales and traffic data from more than 27,000 restaurant units and representing over $67 billion in annual sales revenue" said Bob Rycroft, Managing Director at TDn2K. The Olympus Data Exchange is one of a kind, a data agnostic pipeline that integrates the world's top data providers for custom, user-driven analysis. Black Box Intelligence is the latest addition to the list, which already this year made releases for INRIX and UberMedia. Restaurant brands can capitalize on this partnership by utilizing the SiteZeus Synergy platform —now enriched with Black Box Intelligence— to determine what markets show the most promise for their business. Attend a demonstration webinar on May 18th, 2017 at 2 pm EDT for a walk through of the platform. Register here: https://sitezeus.com/black-box-intelligence-webinar/#register-webinar. About SiteZeus SiteZeus is the leading SaaS cloud-based location intelligence technology platform available, building higher intelligence around location based decisions by pioneering the use of firsthand machine learning and artificial intelligence. Combining your expertise, the power of big data, and a data agnostic database architecture, with a truly unique and interactive user experience, SiteZeus allows individuals and organizations to mitigate risk, discover efficiencies, and interpret actionable insight from technology that analyzes more data points than humanly possible. For more information, visit https://sitezeus.com. About TDn2K TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 38,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees, and $67 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sitezeus-adds-black-box-intelligence-to-its-super-charged-data-stack-300455865.html


News Article | May 11, 2017
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Marketing Vitals, the award-winning restaurant intelligence solution and TDn2K’s Black Box Intelligence™, the restaurant industry’s leading financial capital analytics firm, have announced a collaborative partnership to increase the understanding, value and influence of big data, as it pertains to the service industry. “We are proud to partner with TDn2K™ on the Black Box Intelligence integration that will further educate and enhance restaurants and the customer experience,” said Rom Krupp, CEO of Marketing Vitals. Through this partnership, marketers and restaurant companies will gain a better understanding of their units’ performance through a more enriched and robust data set. Black Box Intelligence™ users will gain enhanced automation and new KPIs, and Marketing Vitals' customers will have the ability to benchmark their sales and traffic performance against their competitive sets across the industry. The two brands’ expanded data collection and analysis capabilities will enhance the data offering of each company and provide more value for TDn2K members and Marketing Vitals' customers. “When Marketing Vitals was introduced to us, the comment was made that ‘if Marketing Vitals and TDn2K, as best in class solutions could integrate data, it would be a marketer’s dream!’ We are excited to bring this integration to the best in class companies as a new competitive advantage,” said Wallace Doolin, Chairman and Founder of TDn2K. The partnership of Marketing Vitals and Black Box Intelligence will illuminate big data’s influence on ROI for the restaurant and service industry. Through the collaboration and the expanded network it produces, big data and its insights will be brought into full view for the members and customers of both organizations. About Marketing Vitals Marketing Vitals is an award-winning innovative company that offers a game changing analytics software for restaurants of all shapes and sizes. Their software enables restaurant owners, consultants, and the C-suite of national and international franchises to pinpoint what's working in their organization and what isn't. It provides analysis and enables optimal functioning of everything from employee performance to menu items to seasonal specials. Serving nearly 100 brands worldwide, Marketing Vitals has received four prestigious BIG awards from the Business Intelligence Group and received the SOC 2 Type II Attestation Report which verifies their internal controls and processes through an independent audit based on AICPA's Trust Services Principles. For more info, please visit: http://www.MarketingVitals.com About TDn2K TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 38,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees, and $67 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas.


News Article | May 12, 2017
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Restaurants experienced a third consecutive month of negative same-store sales in April, with results essentially unchanged vs. March. Sales declined by -1.0 percent for the month, which is only a 0.1 percentage point improvement from March. This insight comes from data by TDn2K™ through The Restaurant Industry Snapshot™, based on weekly sales from over 27,000+ restaurant units and 155+ brands, representing $67 billion dollars in annual revenue. Same-store traffic declined -3.3 percent during April, also a very modest improvement of 0.1 percentage points over March’s results. Through April, 2017 sales are down -1.5 percent vs. a -2.3 percent sales decline in the fourth quarter of last year. If sales remain at April levels for the balance of the second quarter, it would be the best quarterly performance in over a year. “There are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the second quarter, at least in terms of improvement over what we’ve seen in the recent past,” stated Victor Fernandez, Executive Director of Insights and Knowledge for TDn2K. “The move of the Easter holiday meant that April’s results were likely softer than they would have been without this shift, meaning spending in restaurants was probably a little stronger than the numbers show. Furthermore, sales started softening considerably starting with June of last year. This translates into easier comparisons when calculating this year’s sales growth rates.” “Unemployment remains very low and there are indications of wage growth given the tight labor market. Consumer confidence dropped in April, but still remains strong compared with recent years. However, as many have pointed out, the generally strong economy has not yet translated to sustained growth for the industry.” “The economy grew slowly in the first quarter, led by mediocre consumer spending,” explained Joel Naroff, President of Naroff Economic Advisors and TDn2K Economist. “The key was a cutback in big-ticket purchases after nearly two years of binging on things such as vehicles. The rising household debt load is likely to suppress consumption, including eating out. But the real issue for the economy is expectations. After the election, companies and individuals starting counting on tax cuts to drive the economy forward. Those cuts are not expected to be passed until the end of the year. And given the political uncertainty, it is not clear how extensive they will be.” “The hope that consumer and business spending will surge is probably just that, hope. That said, the economy should rebound this quarter but it looks like we are in for another year of 2.25% growth. While that pace is not likely to make anyone happy, it is enough for the labor market to tighten further and the Fed to continue raising rates, possibly as soon as June.” The best performing segments in April, and the only ones with sales increases, were fine dining, upscale casual, and family dining. As has been the case for over a year, upscale casual and fine dining are at the top of the average guest check scale and are aligned with a more experience-based dining proposition for a less price sensitive consumer than mid-scale industry segments. It is important to note that sales for all three of these segments appear to have been positively affected by the shift in the Easter holiday. The weakest segments in April were fast casual and quick service. After years of positive growth and being one of the top performing industry segments, quick service has experienced a downturn in 2017. Additionally, the Black Box Intelligence Market Share Report shows that fast casual is the fastest growing segment, which indicates a possible cannibalization effect occurring in the segment. Struggles continue for casual dining, although the rate of decline has lessened somewhat. Average same-store traffic growth for 2017 was -2.9 percent vs. the -4.1 percent drop in the last six months of 2016. Staffing woes continue for the industry as hourly employee and restaurant management turnover rates continued to rise, according to the latest data from TDn2K’s People Report™. While it may seem impossible for things to get any worse, restaurant operators continue to predict increasing recruiting difficulties for upcoming quarters based on the People Report Workforce Index. Almost four out of every five restaurant terminations in 2016 were employees leaving their jobs voluntarily, and about 40 percent of all hourly employee terminations are within 90 days of hire. This obviously speaks to the tight labor market and increased competition for employees. It is particularly challenging to fill back-of-the-house vacancies. Companies responding to a recent People Report survey said they typically receive three times more candidates for front-of-house positions than for back-of-house. Back-of-house positions also take about 40 percent longer to fill. Changes in the immigration landscape will undoubtedly add uncertainty to an already-volatile labor market. TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. People Report provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Black Box Intelligence provides weekly financial and market level data for the restaurant industry. White Box Social Intelligence delivers consumer insights and reveals online brand health. TDn2K membership represents 38,000 restaurant units, 2.3 million employees, and $67 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry events including the Global Best Practices Conference held annually each January in Dallas, Texas.


News Article | May 14, 2017
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Chicago, IL, May 14, 2017 --( The Heart of the Fight: A Couple’s Guide to 15 Common Fights, What They Really Mean & How They Can Bring You Closer covers topics like emotional intelligence, relationship myths, and the “Rules of Engagement.” The book gives couples a map to engaging in conflict with each other in ways that are productive, rather than destructive. The Wrights have been featured on radio and television stations from around the US to discuss their book. Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on using cutting-edge social and emotional intelligence to activate leaders. The Foundation includes, as a division, the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, an accredited graduate university based in Wisconsin that offers M.A. and Ed.D. degrees in Transformational Leadership and Transformational Coaching as well as graduate certificates in Social Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership and Transformational Coaching. Chicago, IL, May 14, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Dr. Bob Wright (CEO of the Wright Foundation and Co-founder and Professor of Transformational Leadership for the Wright Graduate University) and Dr. Judith Wright (President of the Wright Foundation and Co-founder, Chief Academic Officer, and Professor of Transformational Coaching for the Wright Graduate University) have received the coveted Nautilus Silver Medal book award in the category of Relationships and Communication. The award recipients are chosen during a three-tier review process by a panel of editors, professors, writers, and publishers. Previous recipients included authors and thinkers like the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Desmund Tutu. The Wright’s other best-selling book “Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living” was a 2013 recipient in the category of Personal Growth and Self-Help.The Heart of the Fight: A Couple’s Guide to 15 Common Fights, What They Really Mean & How They Can Bring You Closer covers topics like emotional intelligence, relationship myths, and the “Rules of Engagement.” The book gives couples a map to engaging in conflict with each other in ways that are productive, rather than destructive. The Wrights have been featured on radio and television stations from around the US to discuss their book.Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on using cutting-edge social and emotional intelligence to activate leaders. The Foundation includes, as a division, the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, an accredited graduate university based in Wisconsin that offers M.A. and Ed.D. degrees in Transformational Leadership and Transformational Coaching as well as graduate certificates in Social Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership and Transformational Coaching. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Wright Foundation


"Our Premier Partner program was created to help all our agents around the nation grow and improve the way they do business," said Tami Bonnell, CEO, EXIT Realty Corp. International.  "We're excited to add Chime to this elite group so that EXIT agents can be more mobile, and spend less time on mundane tasks and more time selling." Chime launched its powerful lead generation and CRM solution in August 2016 to empower real estate agents and their teams with a next-generation suite of tools for optimizing efficiency and maximizing sales. The powerful, mobile-first platform enables agents to launch marketing campaigns, track leads, build customer relationships and manage their team. Chime's solution is unique in the market because it leverages Social Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate a steady flow of high-quality leads and remove friction from the sales process. With this announcement, Chime will provide EXIT Realty agents with the tools they need to streamline their workflow and boost their business. "In less than one year, we have experienced dramatic growth and seen how our platform transforms the process of selling real estate," said Matt Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer at Chime. "EXIT Realty agents are known for being among the best of the best, and we can't wait to see the results they achieve with our technology." About Chime Chime operates as a US subsidiary of Renren, Inc. (NYSE: RENN) and offers multiple packages, ranging from $300/month for the CRM Productivity package to $500/month for the buyer or seller marketing package. For more information, contact info@chime.me or 888-342-9698, or visit www.chime.me. About EXIT Realty EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than a third of a billion dollars in single-level residual income to its associates across the U.S. and Canada. State-of-the-art technology including geolocation Smart Signs™, a comprehensive resource center and marketing suite provide an integrated, end-to-end solution for today's busy real estate professional. For more information, visit www.exitrealty.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/exit-realty-welcomes-chime-as-premier-partner-for-its-all-in-one-real-estate-platform-300454999.html


News Article | May 10, 2017
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Synthesio Plus is designed to provide users with more impactful and insightful Social Data analysis for their Social Listening and Social Intelligence customers than ever before. For example: "We've always prided ourselves on giving our customers the best Social Listening platform that will provide them with the insights that make their Social Data useful and impactful on their business," said Loic Moisand, Co-Founder and CEO of Synthesio. "Synthesio Plus is the natural progression of our offerings. Synthesio Plus is the first Social Listening and Social Intelligence platform that uses interactions data as a core metric in almost every widget and bit of insight that our customers will see. This will be a game changer for organizations that need a deeper understanding of the impact their work is having on their business, as well as provide incredibly useful analysis for all organizations, executives and business units. Synthesio Plus will also help companies bring new levels of understanding to the social analysis of their market research, brand health monitoring, crisis management and overall campaign measurement." Synthesio Plus' use of interactions will help with many of our customers' common business use-cases, including: Synthesio Plus is a premium offering, that is being offered immediately. About Synthesio Synthesio, named the Global Leader by an independent analyst in two reports in Q1 2016 and an Editor's Choice by PC Mag, is a global Social Intelligence platform used by some of the world's top brands, and the agencies that support them. Synthesio is the framework for building social intelligence that provides real business results. Whether an organization's social team is built within Marketing or crosses multiple departments, business units or geographies, Synthesio helps teams listen to, and analyze, consumer conversations across social and mainstream media within one platform. Founded in 2006, Synthesio has offices in New York, Paris, London, and Singapore. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/social-intelligence-gets-smarter-with-synthesio-plus-300455035.html

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