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The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) today announced the appointment of Sanjay Gupta, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Innovation and Corporate Relations at Allstate Insurance Company, as the new Chairman of its Global Board of Directors at the opening of the seventh annual MMA CEO & CMO Summit in Napa, California. Gupta, a strategic and operational marketing leader, replaces outgoing chairman John Costello, former President - Global Marketing and Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. Gupta will continue to further the association’s mission to accelerate the transformation and innovation of marketing through mobile driving business growth with closer and stronger consumer engagement. His focus will be to aggressively help drive against MMA’s core pillars, including: cultivating inspiration among C-suite marketers, building capability for success in mobile marketing, and demonstrating measurement and impact of marketing overall. His forward-thinking leadership has already been evidenced in his commitment to being at the forefront of MMA’s two key programs: Allstate’s participation as one of 10 brands in MMA’s $3 million cross-channel effectiveness consortium and his leadership on the Executive Steering committee for the MMA’s Marketing Attribution Think Tank (MATT) launched last year. Under Costello’s leadership, the MMA Global Board of Directors has evolved to include an impressive composition of global marketing and tech leaders at the forefront of the mobile transformation. The board represents the MMA’s wide range of over 800 members from brand marketers, technology enablers, media companies, agencies and operators in dozens of countries around the globe. “I am excited to assume the role as chair and continue to help the MMA drive against what I consider to be some of the most important programs the industry is using in measurement, innovation, marketing organizational design and more,” Gupta said. “What we’ve seen as tried and true in the past may not always work for the future, so our focus for the MMA must be to help brands question, evolve and innovate their marketing.” “The opportunities with mobile has made this one of the most transformational times for marketers,” said Costello. “We are in the midst of a technological and organizational evolution that will definitely change how marketers engage with consumers in consumers’ mobile-first world. I am honored to have been part of the MMA’s transformation and am excited to support its further progress.” “The MMA is forever grateful for the legacy that John Costello leaves providing true industry leadership as he has done so many times in is his legendary career. He led the industry both by example on how to innovate within his role at Dunkin’, as well as helping to build the MMA into now the second largest marketing and media trade group,” said Greg Stuart, CEO of the MMA. “I am extremely appreciative of John’s partnership and friendship – we are so much further as a direct result of his contribution. As he passes the baton, the global MMA board and MMA team are honored to continue what John helped create under Sanjay’s leadership and look forward to leveraging his tremendous expertise and knowledge.” A financial services marketing veteran, Gupta’s successful experience in branded consumer financial services, data analytics and electronic commerce is brought to bear in his role at Allstate. He is responsible for positioning Allstate for long-term profitable growth through his leadership of companywide efforts to engage customers, consumers, employees, agency owners and other key stakeholders via world-class advertising and sponsorships, corporate communications, digital marketing and corporate responsibility initiatives. Gupta is also responsible for driving Allstate's innovation agenda across all operational and brand lines. Prior to joining Allstate in 2012, Gupta served as the CMO for Ally Bank and senior marketing roles for Bank of America. He serves on multiple boards including Vital Voices Global Partnership, a nonprofit organization investing in women leaders to accelerate human rights, economic empowerment and political participation around the world. Costello served at Dunkin’ Brands from 2009 to 2016, most recently as President - Global Marketing and Innovation. One of the early pioneers of omni-channel marketing, John has served as the Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing at The Home Depot, Chief Global Marketing Officer of Yahoo! and President and COO of Nielsen Marketing Research U.S. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and also served as SVP-Marketing and Sales at Pepsi-Cola USA. Costello has been recognized as one of the most Influential people in marketing and digital transformation by numerous organizations and publications, one of the Top 10 Merchants by DSN Retailing Today and was elected to the Retail Advertising Hall of Fame. He is also past Chairman of both the Advertising Council and Association of National Advertisers. About the MMA  The MMA is the world’s leading global non-profit trade mobile marketing association comprised of more than 800 member companies, from nearly fifty countries. Its members hail from every faction of the mobile marketing ecosystem -- including brand marketers, agencies, mobile technology platforms, media companies, operators and others. The MMA’s mission is to accelerate the transformation and innovation of marketing through mobile, driving business growth with closer and stronger consumer engagement. Anchoring the MMA’s mission are four core pillars; to cultivate inspiration by driving innovation for the Chief Marketing Officer; to build the mobile marketing capabilities for the marketing organizations through fostering know-how and confidence; to champion the effectiveness and impact of mobile through research providing tangible ROI measurement; and advocacy. MMA industry-wide committees work collaboratively to develop and advocate global best practices and lead standards development. Mobile Marketing is broadly defined as including advertising, apps, messaging, mCommerce and CRM on all mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. Members include: Allstate, American Express, Bank Of America, Campbell’s, Chobani, Choice Hotels, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, DataXu, Dunkin’ Brands, E*TRADE, Electronic Arts, ESPN, Facebook, Ford, Foursquare, Goodyear, Google, Hilton, iHeartMedia, InMobi, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Krux, Marriott, MasterCard, McDonald’s, Nestle, Pandora, Pepsi, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Pinterest, PlaceIQ, Procter & Gamble, R/GA, RadiumOne, Razorfish, Salesforce, Samsung, SAP, Snap, Spotify, Target Brands, The Coca-Cola Company, The Rubicon Project, The Weather Company, T-Mobile, TUNE, Uber, Ubimo, Unilever, Verve, VEVO, Vibes, Walmart, Wendy’s, xAd , Zurich and many more. The MMA’s global headquarters are located in New York with regional operations Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM). For more information about the MMA please visit http://www.mmaglobal.com.


News Article | September 11, 2017
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The DJSI, launched in 1999 as a joint product of S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, is the first global index to track financial, environmental, and social influence of the top 2,500 global companies in terms of market capitalization. The DJSI is composed of sustainability leaders in each industry group as identified through a corporate sustainability assessment. Due to Hankook Tire's continuous efforts to improve sustainability, the company has been included in the DJSI World Class for the second consecutive year. Since the inclusion in the 2016 world class entry, the company has engaged proactively in CSR with its employees through seven different CSR committees within Hankook Tire. As a responsible corporate entity, Hankook Tire established an Integrated CSR Management System to promote its multiple corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The CSR Management System is the core of Hankook Tire's CSR commitment that consists of a Strategy Committee whereby Hankook Tire's CEO and top management discuss the company's sustainable business strategy and Steering committee, which is comprised of seven committees that carry out sustainable business operations. The committees include Product Environment Committee, EHS-e (Environment, Health & Safety and Energy) Committee, Employee Committee, Ethics Management Committee, Legal Compliance Committee, Corporate Philanthropy Committee, and Supplier Committee. By the end of 2016, Hankook established its CSR Vision 2020 Roadmap, which includes mid- and long-term goals in the attempt to move forward from establishing and implementing short-term targets for each year. In particular, this roadmap features step-by-step annual implementation goals to improve its viability. In line with UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Hankook Tire also plans to fulfill its social responsibilities focusing on four goals: Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, and Climate Action. In 2016, through its certified subsidiary company for the disabled, "Hankook Donggeurami Partners Co., Ltd.," the company nearly doubled the employment rate of the disabled from 2015, providing indirect employment for people with disabilities. In addition, through the Hankook Tire Welfare Foundation founded in 1990, the company has been carrying out charitable activities such as supporting social welfare organizations, medical welfare, children and youth in crisis or from low income families, and employee volunteer activities. "Being included in the DJSI World Class for the second consecutive year is a great honor and proves Hankook Tire's capability as a globally sustainable company," said Mr. Seung Hwa Suh, Vice Chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire. He added, "Hankook Tire will not only promise to achieve the CSR Roadmap until 2020, but we will also fulfill our responsibility as a global top-tier company." About Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. Hankook Tire (Vice Chairman & CEO: Seung-Hwa Suh) is one of the world's top five companies in the mass production of tires. The company is dedicated to leading the industry in innovation with its proven technological excellence. It offers award-winning products through five R&D centers and seven production facilities around the world. It is also committed to actively investing in the expansion of its core capabilities, allowing the company to deliver consumers the utmost in driving satisfaction. Hankook Tire produces superior quality, high performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4s, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and motorsport vehicles. It currently employs approximately 22,000 people around the world, and its products are available in over 180 countries. For more information, visit Hankook Tire's global website at www.hankooktire.com/global. Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Hankook Tire markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck, SUV tires, as well as truck and bus tires in the United States.


Ananworanich J.,Red Cross | Ananworanich J.,Chulalongkorn University | Ananworanich J.,University of New South Wales | Bunupuradah T.,Red Cross | And 144 more authors.
AIDS Research and Therapy | Year: 2014

Background: This study assesses the relationships between lymphocyte and monocyte subsets and intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naive, HIV-infected Thai children without advanced HIV disease.Findings: Sixty-seven ART-naive Thai children with CD4 between 15-24% underwent cognitive testing by Weschler intelligence scale and had 13 cell subsets performed by flow cytometry including naive, memory and activated subsets of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, activated and perivascular monocytes and B cells. Regression modelling with log10 cell count and cell percentage transformation was performed.Median age (IQR) was 9 (7-10) years, 33% were male, CDC stages N:A:B were 1:67:31%, median CD4% and count (IQR) were 21 (18-24)%, 597 (424-801) cells/mm3 and HIV RNA (IQR) was 4.6 (4.1-4.9) log10 copies/ml. Most (82%) lived at home, 45% had a biological parent as their primary caregiver, and 26 (49%) had low family income. The mean (SD) scores were 75 (13) for full scale IQ (FIQ), 73 (12) for verbal IQ (VIQ) and 80 (14) for performance IQ (PIQ). Adjusted multivariate regression analysis showed significant negative associations between B cell counts and FIQ, VIQ and PIQ (p < 0.01 for all); similar associations were found for B cell percentages (p < 0.05 for all).Conclusions: High B cell counts and percentages were strongly associated with poorer FIQ, VIQ and PIQ scores. Prospective, long-term assessment of cell subsets and determination of relevant B cell subpopulations could help further elucidate associations between lymphocyte subsets and neurocognitive development. © 2014 Ananworanich et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Lambert S.R.,Emory University | Buckley E.G.,Duke University | Drews-Botsch C.,Emory University | DuBois L.,Emory University | And 72 more authors.
Archives of Ophthalmology | Year: 2010

Objective: To compare the use of contact lenses and intraocular lenses (IOLs) for the optical correction of unilateral aphakia during infancy. Methods: In a randomized, multicenter (12 sites) clinical trial, 114 infants with unilateral congenital cataracts were assigned to undergo cataract surgery with or without IOL implantation. Children randomized to IOL treatment had their residual refractive error corrected with spectacles. Children randomized to no IOL treatment had their aphakia treated with a contact lens. Main Outcome Measures: Grating acuity at 12 months of age and HOTV visual acuity at 41/2 years of age. Application to Clinical Practice: This study should determine whether either treatment for an infant with a visually significant unilateral congenital cataract results in a better visual outcome. Results: Enrollment began December 23, 2004, and was completed January 16, 2009. The median age at the time of cataract surgery was 1.8 months. Fifty patients were 4 to 6 weeksofageatthetimeofenrollment;32,7weeksto3months ofage;andtheremaining32, morethan3tolessthan7months of age. Fifty-seven children were randomized to each treatment group. Eyes with cataracts had shorter axial lengths and steeper corneas on average than the fellow eyes. Conclusions: The optimal optical treatment of aphakia in infants is unknown. However, the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study was designed to provide empirical evidence of whether optical treatment with an IOL or a contact lens after unilateral cataract surgery during infancy is associated with a better visual outcome. Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00212134. ©2010 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.


Suarez-Garcia I.,Infanta Sofia Hospital | Sobrino-Vegas P.,National Epidemiology Center | Tejada A.,Ramon y Cajal Hospital | Viciana P.,Virgen del Rocio Hospital | And 28 more authors.
HIV Medicine | Year: 2014

Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the adequacy of initial antiretroviral therapy (ART), in terms of its timing and the choice of regimens, according to the Spanish national treatment guidelines [Spanish AIDS Study Group-National Plan for AIDS (GeSIDA-PNS) Guidelines] for treatment-naïve HIV-infected patients. Methods: A prospective cohort study of HIV-positive ART-naïve subjects attending 27 centres in Spain from 2004 to 2010 was carried out. Regimens were classified as recommended, alternative or nonrecommended according to the guidelines. Delayed start of treatment was defined as starting treatment later than 12 months after the patient had fulfilled the treatment criteria. Multivariate logistic and Cox regression analyses were performed. Results: A total of 6225 ART-naïve patients were included in the study. Of 4516 patients who started treatment, 91.5% started with a recommended or alternative treatment. The use of a nonrecommended treatment was associated with a CD4 count>500 cells/μL [odds ratio (OR) 2.03; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.14-3.59], hepatitis B (OR 2.23; 95% CI 1.50-3.33), treatment in a hospital with <500 beds, and starting treatment in the years 2004-2006. Fourteen per cent of the patients had a delayed initiation of treatment. Delayed initiation of treatment was more likely in injecting drug users, patients with hepatitis C, patients with higher CD4 counts and during the years 2004-2006, and it was less likely in patients with viral loads>5 log HIV-1 RNA copies/ml. The use of a nonrecommended regimen was significantly associated with mortality [hazard ratio (HR) 1.61; 95% CI 1.03-2.52; P=0.035] and lack of virological response. Conclusions: Compliance with the recommendations of Spanish national guidelines was high with respect to the timing and choice of initial ART. The use of nonrecommended regimens was associated with a lack of virological response and higher mortality. © 2013 British HIV Association.


PubMed | Steering Committee, The River Project, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and Columbia University
Type: | Journal: The Science of the total environment | Year: 2016

To protect recreational water users from waterborne pathogen exposure, it is crucial that waterways are monitored for the presence of harmful bacteria. In NYC, a citizen science campaign is monitoring waterways impacted by inputs of storm water and untreated sewage during periods of rainfall. However, the spatial and temporal scales over which the monitoring program can sample are constrained by cost and time, thus hindering the construction of databases that benefit both scientists and citizens. In this study, we first illustrate the scientific value of a citizen scientist monitoring campaign by using the data collected through the campaign to characterize the seasonal variability of sampled bacterial concentration as well as its response to antecedent rainfall. Second, we examine the efficacy of the HyServe Compact Dry ETC method, a lower cost and time-efficient alternative to the EPA-approved IDEXX Enterolert method for fecal indicator monitoring, through a paired sample comparison of IDEXX and HyServe (total of 424 paired samples). The HyServe and IDEXX methods return the same result for over 80% of the samples with regard to whether a water sample is above or below the EPAs recreational water quality criteria for a single sample of 110 enterococci per 100mL. The HyServe method classified as unsafe 90% of the 119 water samples that were classified as having unsafe enterococci concentrations by the more established IDEXX method. This study seeks to encourage other scientists to engage with citizen scientist communities and to also pursue the development of cost- and time-efficient methodologies to sample environmental variables that are not easily collected or analyzed in an automated manner.


One of New Jersey’s Top Orthopedic Spine Surgeons Talks about the Latest Trends. Morristown, NJ, December 23, 2016 --( He is no stranger to innovation. He was the first orthopedic spine surgeon in New Jersey to use SYNTHESIS Cervical Total Disc Replacement and an early adopter of O-Arm Surgical Imaging System, which provides real-time, intraoperative imaging of a patient's anatomy with high quality images to make surgery safer. In each case there was compelling data and published reports with favorable results about these innovations to support their usage, and they made sense. This is part of the methodical process he uses any time he adopts a new technique or uses a new instrument for surgery. As a spine surgeon with more than 15 years of experience in all disorders of the spine, he doesn’t jump on the bandwagons of trends. By using methods that he’s used to perform countless surgeries, he’s saved lives and restored patients’ quality of life, whether it be chronic back pain or life-changing-or-threatening trauma. “There is no epiphany on how to treat back pain,” Richard Nachwalter, M.D., said. “Doctors know the most effective way to perform which procedure for which ailment based on a history of efficacy and safety. At Atlantic Spine Specialists, we always stay updated on what’s happening in orthopedic spine surgery. We only use gold standards of surgery, so we adopt a new technique once there is sufficient evidence that proves its effectiveness and safety.” Richard Nachwalter, M.D., served as the first chairman of the Spine New Technology Committee at Atlantic Health. He also serves on the Spine Steering committee and served on the Orthopedic advisory committee. He has recently been appointed to the Operating Room Committee at Morristown Medical Center. As a member of Atlantic Spine Specialists, he [and partner Carl Giordano, M.D.] utilize minimally invasive techniques, microscopic surgical techniques, and traditional surgery as well. For more information about Richard Nachwalter, M.D., you can visit http://atlanticspinespecialists.com/meet-richard-nachwalter-md/. About Atlantic Spine Specialists Atlantic Spine Specialists features board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons. Located in Morristown, NJ, with a satellite office in Westfield, NJ; Atlantic Spine Specialists perform their procedures in Morristown Medical Center, a spine center of excellence. This facility is one of the few to earn this distinction from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). For more information about Atlantic Spine Specialists, you can visit their website at http://atlanticspinespecialists.com/ or call 973-971-3500. About GWP Inc GWP Inc., founded in 1991, is a full-service advertising agency in the heart of Montclair, NJ with a focus in Rebranding, Rebuilding and Revitalizing businesses. Among our in-house capabilities, are online and traditional media planning and buying, video production, online marketing, TV, radio and print creative and production. GWP is a boutique agency with five divisions, working independently and/or in concert to deliver strategically sound, creatively crafted, targeted campaigns. For more information about GWP Inc., visit their website at http://gwpinc.com/ or call 973-746-0500. Morristown, NJ, December 23, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Richard Nachwalter, M.D., a leading orthopedic spine surgeon and part of Atlantic Spine Specialists in Morristown, NJ; appreciates innovation, but when it comes to innovation for surgery, it’s not about being the first.He is no stranger to innovation. He was the first orthopedic spine surgeon in New Jersey to use SYNTHESIS Cervical Total Disc Replacement and an early adopter of O-Arm Surgical Imaging System, which provides real-time, intraoperative imaging of a patient's anatomy with high quality images to make surgery safer. In each case there was compelling data and published reports with favorable results about these innovations to support their usage, and they made sense. This is part of the methodical process he uses any time he adopts a new technique or uses a new instrument for surgery.As a spine surgeon with more than 15 years of experience in all disorders of the spine, he doesn’t jump on the bandwagons of trends. By using methods that he’s used to perform countless surgeries, he’s saved lives and restored patients’ quality of life, whether it be chronic back pain or life-changing-or-threatening trauma.“There is no epiphany on how to treat back pain,” Richard Nachwalter, M.D., said. “Doctors know the most effective way to perform which procedure for which ailment based on a history of efficacy and safety. At Atlantic Spine Specialists, we always stay updated on what’s happening in orthopedic spine surgery. We only use gold standards of surgery, so we adopt a new technique once there is sufficient evidence that proves its effectiveness and safety.”Richard Nachwalter, M.D., served as the first chairman of the Spine New Technology Committee at Atlantic Health. He also serves on the Spine Steering committee and served on the Orthopedic advisory committee. He has recently been appointed to the Operating Room Committee at Morristown Medical Center. As a member of Atlantic Spine Specialists, he [and partner Carl Giordano, M.D.] utilize minimally invasive techniques, microscopic surgical techniques, and traditional surgery as well. For more information about Richard Nachwalter, M.D., you can visit http://atlanticspinespecialists.com/meet-richard-nachwalter-md/.About Atlantic Spine SpecialistsAtlantic Spine Specialists features board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons. Located in Morristown, NJ, with a satellite office in Westfield, NJ; Atlantic Spine Specialists perform their procedures in Morristown Medical Center, a spine center of excellence. This facility is one of the few to earn this distinction from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). For more information about Atlantic Spine Specialists, you can visit their website at http://atlanticspinespecialists.com/ or call 973-971-3500.About GWP IncGWP Inc., founded in 1991, is a full-service advertising agency in the heart of Montclair, NJ with a focus in Rebranding, Rebuilding and Revitalizing businesses. Among our in-house capabilities, are online and traditional media planning and buying, video production, online marketing, TV, radio and print creative and production. GWP is a boutique agency with five divisions, working independently and/or in concert to deliver strategically sound, creatively crafted, targeted campaigns. For more information about GWP Inc., visit their website at http://gwpinc.com/ or call 973-746-0500. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Atlantic Spine Specialists

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