Internet Marketing Association Presents Digital Assets, Fintech, Machine Learning for Military Applications and top Thought Leadership in its 10th Annual IMPACT 21 Conference Live-Streamed from WYNN Resort, Las Vegas

Title sponsor Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman presents opening Keynote – Palmer Luckey, Rod Carew and over 100 global leaders attend virtual summit that had over 127,000 pre-registered professionals

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) held its IMPACT 21 virtual conference on Friday, October 1, 2021. This year’s theme was “Marketing to a New World,” with a 6 hour conference live streamed from Encore Resort, Las Vegas, focused on best practices and techniques to build market share and business growth, the latest tools and trends from the industry’s leading experts, and the roadmap for leveraging the power of internet marketing to benefit the masses.

“We had some of the most progressive new businesses break out at IMPACT this year, including iTrust Capital, which is America’s largest Crypto IRA investment platform. The company has scaled growth faster than any company I’m aware of in our network, and we have over 60,000 enterprises in the IMA,” said Sinan Kanatsiz, Chairman of IMA. “We also had disruptive content presented by Purple.com, Anduril Industries, DailyPay and INK Games to name a few.”

The goal of IMPACT 21 is to share information around how to market to a new world and how businesses should pivot in order to thrive in today’s environment. While the past year was weighted by complications, it was also a spark for innovation and creativity. Consumer behavior has completely shifted and generations are changing, new tools and platforms are thriving. This year, viewers learned how top marketers are building purpose with their brands, connecting with fans and tailoring their strategies around upcoming generations. The second half of  IMPACT 21 focused on Resurgence, Return to Work, Return to Life. Many business leaders and IMA board members touched on how they revamped corporate culture, adapted their hybrid work environments, hired and retained talent and their ideas on office evolution. Finally, the conference ended with the annual IMA Startup Pitch Challenge, IMPACT Awards and sponsor giveaways.

Highlights of the information-packed event included:

  • 33 expert Speakers
  • 7 non-profit Partners
  • 127,000+ Registrations
  • 21,500+ Engagements and growing
  • 12 sponsor giveaways totaling over $100,000

“This year’s IMPACT 21 conference was a success as the organization celebrated its 10th anniversary of hosting IMPACT in Las Vegas. The unforgettable and exclusive Chairman’s Dinner, followed by top-tier speakers in our virtual conference, wrapped up with a performance by the Chainsmokers made for a record experience at IMPACT experience. We are looking forward to IMPACT 22 in Park City, Utah.” said IMA Chairman Sinan Kanatsiz. “We are proud to share that the IMA will be turning a new leaf with a shift from Nevada to Utah and as such, will open our mission to larger, social issues starting with journalistic integrity, the impact of social media on society, and how we can get our world back to fact based content from our thought leaders and business professionals.”

IMA Startup Pitch Challenge

Participants:

  • Ethr Music
  • Lightning Fit
  • Mustard
  • Togathre

Winner:

  • Ethr Music

Speakers:

  • Palmer Luckey, Founder, Anduril Industries
  • Jeanniey Walden, Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer, DailyPay Inc.
  • Joe Megibow, CEO, Purple
  • Rod Carew, MLB Hall of Famer
  • Jay Symonds, Senior Manager, Amazon
  • Tarek El Moussa, HGTV’s Flip or Flop
  • Carolyn Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas
  • Elizabeth Goodwin, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Sr. Director of Development, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • Joshua Kreitzer, Founder & CEO, Channel Bakers
  • Jeff Volpe, President, ViewSonic Americas
  • Andrea Ward, CMO, VidMob
  • Dr. Jon Marashi, Celebrity Dentist
  • Victor Cho, CEO, Evite
  • Adam Doti, VP/ Principal Architect, Design, Salesforce
  • Bree Jacoby, Founder & CEO, BREE JACOBY, Inc.
  • Emily Washcovick, Senior Field Marketing Manager & Small Business Expert, Yelp Inc.
  • Cristina Gibson, Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Management, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • Brent Freeman, Founder & President, Stealth Venture Labs
  • Evan Padgett, COO, Stealth Venture Labs
  • Don DiCostanzo, Co-Founder & CEO Pedego Electric Bikes
  • Keith Moore, Founder & CEO, Boustead Securities
  • Rob Towles, Founder & CEO, INK Games
  • Anthony Bertolino, VP Growth, iTrustCapital
  • Sean Conrad, Principal Epic Insurance Brokers & Consultants
  • Konrad Feldman, Co-Founder & CEO, Quantcast
  • Shawn Dougherty, Founder & CEO, Volonic
  • Lesley Brog, CEO, Wags & Walks
  • Bala Sriraghavan, Founder & CEO, Datanetiix Solutions, Inc.
  • Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD, President, Pacific Rheumatology Medical Center
  • Doug Frederick, CEO, Healthcues
  • Tim Shank, Owner, Shank & Associates Insurance Services
  • Carol Emert, Creative Strategy Senior Manager, Salesforce
  • Erin Levzow, VP of Marketing Technology, Del Taco Restaurants Inc.

Non-Profits Recognized:

  • California Love Drop
  • Caterina’s Club
  • The Literacy Project
  • Orange County United Way
  • S.T.E.A.M
  • Seneca Family of Agencies
  • Wags & Walks

IMPACT Award Winners:

  • Agency of the Year: Channel Bakers
  • Bank of the Year: Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • Best B2C App: Del Taco
  • Best App B2B2C: Indi
  • Best Luxury Developer: Primior
  • Best Content Innovation: EPIC Insurance
  • Best Content Innovation: ViewSonic
  • Best Crypto Investment Platform: iTrustCapital
  • Best Integrated Campaign Strategy: EPIC Insurance
  • Best IoT Indoor Air Quality Monitor: VizAeras
  • Best Non-Profit Campaign: Produce Marketing Association
  • Best SaaS Innovation: After, Inc. for QuickReg ®
  • Best SEO Campaign: Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • Best Social Media Campaign: ViewSonic
  • Best Social Presence: GoTurkiye TGA/BUKAFA
  • Best Use of Facebook: Earnin
  • Best Use of Linkedin: Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • Best Use of Video (Informational): VidMob
  • Best Website For Conversion: Intellimize
  • Best Website Functionality: GoTurkiye TGA/BUKAFA
  • Brand of the Year: Pedego Electric Bikes
  • Business Leader of the Year: Victor Cho, Evite
  • Business School of the Year: Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • CEO of the Year: Joe Megibow, Purple
  • CMO of the Year: Andrea Ward, VidMob; Jeanniey Walden, DailyPay
  • Community Impact: California Love Drop,Caterina’s Club,The Literacy Project, Orange County United Way, S.T.E.A.M., Seneca Family of Agencies, Wags & Walks
  • CPG Company of the Year: Kadenwood Brands
  • CXO of the Year: Hope Frank
  • Developer of the Year: Datanetiix Solutions Inc
  • Disrupter of the Year: DailyPay
  • Education Disruptor of the Year: Learn Capital
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Robert Towles, INK Games; Joshua Kreitzer, Channel Bakers
  • Expo of the Year: Electrify
  • Financial Planning Company of the Year: Investment Banker
  • Future-Proofer of the Year: Ware Malcomb
  • Healthcare Leader of the Year: Healthcues
  • Hospitality Company of the Year: Montage Hotels & Resorts
  • IMA Member of the Year: Jay Symonds, Amazon
  • IMA MVP: John Christian
  • Innovative Sales Enablement Strategy: EPIC Insurance
  • Innovation of the Year: DailyPay
  • Innovator of the Year: Dr. Jon Marashi; EPIC Insurance; iTrustCapital
  • Insurance Provider of the Year: Keenan
  • Investment Bank of the Year: Boustead Securities, LLC
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Rod Carew
  • Luxury Product of the Year: Volonic
  • Personal Stylist of the Year: Bree Jacoby
  • Platform of the Year: VidMob & Upstream
  • Professional Association of the Year: Building Industry Association of Southern California
  • Rheumatologist of the Year: Dr. Behnam Khaleghi
  • Supply Chain Management Company of the Year: Tompkins International
  • Venture Capital Firm of the Year: Calibrate
  • Women’s Leadership Award: Emily Washcovick, Yelp
  • 2021 Integrity in Business: DailyPay

Giveaways:

  • A signed Oculus VR Goggle from Palmer Luckey
  • 10 Silver Bats Photo Print & Signed Signature from Rod Carew
  • Magnum Cabernet Aperture Wine signed by Jesse Katz
  • 2 GA tickets to the Chargers, NFL game
  • 1 Pedego Bike
  • 6 Ozobot
  • 2 Purple Plus Mattresses
  • 10 Purple Twincloud Pillow
  • 10 Purple Double Seat Cushion
  • 5 Purple Pajama Set
  • 2 x 55 inch ViewSonic Monitor
  • 6 Volonic Valet 3 charging devices
  • Del Taco Promo Code for FREE stuffed Quesadilla Taco for every IMPACT 21 attendee
  • Yelp Promo Code
  • Bree Jacoby Promo Code for $100 off your first appointment

For information on the Internet Marketing Association, visit https://imanetwork.org/.

About the Internet Marketing Association (IMA):
The Internet Marketing Association is one of the fastest-growing professional organizations in the world. Its mission is to provide a unique knowledge-sharing platform where proven internet marketing strategies are demonstrated and shared to increase each member’s value to their industry and their organization.

Links to IMPACT21 Photo Gallery:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/px8vwjQdwHDhvysPA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/uBZDWmLVaT9P6Z8G8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/diwQyKRTFtPSmktP6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yEaFUymCNGXeDuxu8

IMPACT Conference Recorded Stream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgymQ3uE06Q

Related Links

http://imanetwork.org

Electrify Expo Brings E-Mobility To The Masses in Southern California

Electrify Expo, North America’s largest e-mobility event, hosted the first of three stops on its nationwide tour beginning September 18-19, 2021 at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA. 

Electrify Expo sold out of exhibit and demo space from industry leading brands seeking to engage with thousands of attendees looking for hands-on experiences with Electric Vehicles, E-Bikes, E-Scooters, E-Skateboards and more. 

The event hosted nearly 20,000 attendees across 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, and generated over 12,000 demo rides on various electric vehicles from high profile exhibitors such as Hyundai, Volkswagen, Kia, Volvo, Jeep, Polestar, MINI, Rad Power, SUPER73, Serial 1, and dozens of others. Nearly 2,000 demo rides alone were made on electric vehicles. 

Notable speakers such as Senator David Min of Orange County’s 37th State Senate District and Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan presented on the importance of shifting to electric vehicles as a way to combat climate change. 

“Orange County was the ideal location to kick off Electrify Expo as it is known as an electric vehicle hub,” said Electrify Expo Founder BJ Birtwell. “Our attendees came ready to experience and demo all types of electric vehicles to inform their purchase decisions both on-site and over the immediate near future.” 

In addition to the extensive exhibits, attendees also had the opportunity to watch electro-pop phenomenon A R I Z O N A take the stage for a thrilling performance on Saturday evening. 

The next stop for Electrify Expo will be in Miami on October 16-17 at the Miami Marine Stadium, followed by the final stop Nov 12-14 in Austin at Circuit of the Americas. 

For more information on Electrify Expo and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.electrifyexpo.com/attend#great-park 

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About Electrify Expo

Electrify Expo is North America’s largest e-mobility event. It is an outdoor weekend festival showcasing the best of electric mobility including EVs, e-motorcycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, e-skateboards, and e-surfboards. Attendees will experience test drives, new product unveilings, and future technologies from the world’s leading brands.

Three stops in 2021 will bring Electrify Expo to Orange County Great Park (September 18-19), Miami Marine Stadium (October 16-17), and Austin Circuit of the Americas (November 12-14).

Caterina’s Club Serves 6.5 Million Meals 

Caterina’s Club, which provides warm meals, affordable housing assistance, and job training to homeless and low-income families throughout Southern California, is delighted to announce that it has served over 6.5 million meals to families and children in need since Caterina’s Club first began! It could not have made it without the enthusiasm and support of our community, who are dedicated to helping achieve its mission to end childhood hunger and homelessness. Caterina’s Club is hosting its 16th Annual Gala at the Anaheim White House restaurant on October 10th. For more information on this event, visit: http://caterina2021.givesmart.com

Taking Flight with Orange County United Way

You’re invited to Orange County United Way’s Taking Flight event – a very special evening presented by the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, which will showcase and celebrate the leaders, donors and volunteers from the past, present and future!

It will be taking place at the Lyon Air Museum in honor of General William Lyon who was an incredible friend of Orange County United Way.

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 12th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. For more information, please visit: https://www.unitedwayoc.org/event/taking-flight/ 

5 Keys to Get Ahead of the Holiday Shopping Season

By Tompkins Solutions

Coming off a chaotic year and an unprecedented holiday shopping season in 2020, businesses have barely had time to catch their breath as they grapple with changing consumer preferences, labor shortages and rising costs brought on by the pandemic. But as the 2021 holiday season swiftly approaches, businesses looking to get ahead this season need to prepare now.

For shippers, the holidays will be a major test of their ability to compete in a post-COVID era. Here are five ways to get ahead of the holiday season and optimize supply chain operations.

Take E-Commerce Strategy from Ad-Hoc to Agile

The pandemic completely transformed supply chains, with shoppers rushing to purchase everything from groceries to electronics online. 

Massive changes in shopping habits require massive changes to the way businesses manage their supply chains. But don’t make the mistake that many businesses did last year, scrambling to meet demand by creating a patchwork fulfillment plan. While this approach may be faster to implement, it’s less efficient and more expensive in the long run. Taking the time to develop a cost-effective and comprehensive e-commerce strategy will better prepare you for the holiday sales surge and beyond.

Design for Customer Experience

Your customers are everything, and their expectations have only grown higher during the pandemic. Customers want lower prices, a broader selection, more convenience and a more personalized experience. 

This all adds complexity for shippers, especially traditional brick-and-mortar businesses that are getting a crash course in e-commerce fulfillment. A thoughtful approach to network optimization can help improve delivery speed and create positive shopping experiences for customers.

Maximize Warehouse Space

Meeting the rising surge of holiday orders will be difficult without adequate warehouse space. CBRE predicts that the United States will need an additional 330 million square feet of warehouse space for e-commerce fulfillment by 2025.

To develop a successful warehouse strategy, businesses need to review all facilities and consider current and future requirements. Finding the gaps and areas to streamline will increase your company’s agility and help prepare for the holiday season.

Optimize Fulfillment Operations

E-commerce fulfillment requires three times the labor and space of traditional operations, according to Prologis. Coupled with market pressures like price hikes and parcel limits, it’s imperative to increase flexibility and efficiency within fulfillment operations.

Staying on top of fulfillment requires a mixture of smart planning, automation, network visibility and the workers to get it done. Fixing simple warehouse inefficiencies can improve operations and enable you to meet customer demands this holiday season.

Automate to Offset the Labor Shortage

As of June, 1.2 million retail jobs remain unfilled, including 460,000 jobs in the transportation, warehousing and utilities sector. Not having enough workers can hinder your company’s growth and ability to meet customer demands.

Consider automation solutions like robotic goods-to-person solutions, which can reduce travel time for workers while increasing accuracy. Companies should also assess floor operations to increase efficiency and limit unnecessary product handling.

Check out our other resources to learn more about how to optimize your fulfillment operations and meet changing customer demands.

Volonic Raises $2,000,000 Of Capital, Powering Its Mission To Transform The Consumer Electronics Industry

Volonic – an Orange County, CA based luxury lifestyle brand fusing innovative technologies with fashionable works of art – today launches into the marketplace with $2 million raised. Notable investors include: Lawrence Armstrong, Chairman of Ware Malcomb; Carey Ransom, President of Operate Studio; and the Sirpilla family, through Encourage LLC. Volonic intends to invest its newly raised capital into company infrastructure, product development and strategic partnerships, as it prepares to launch its Series A fundraising round in the coming weeks.

Founded by Shawn Dougherty, co-founder of mophie and pioneer in the mobile power industry, Volonic is set to disrupt the consumer electronics industry by creating functional, yet elegant high-end technology solutions.

Volonic’s flagship product is the Volonic Valet 3; the world’s first customizable free placement wireless charging solution. Featuring the revolutionary Aira FreePower™ technology, the Volonic Valet 3 can charge up to three qi-enabled devices simultaneously and be tailored to compliment an endless range of sophisticated living spaces with highly-coveted stylish material options that include CNC anodized aluminum, fashion grade 100% authentic Alcantara and genuine full-grain leathers.

“Successful funding, media coverage and consumer interest has validated our vision for the brand and products,” said Shawn Dougherty, Founder & CEO of Volonic. “The support thus far has been empowering and we look forward to providing consumers with more luxurious technology solutions to match an elevated lifestyle.”

Volonic recently launched their Amazon store and loaded into Maceoo, a custom fashion house in Las Vegas, offering consumers a hands-on experience with the Valet 3 charging solution. The brand expects to announce several strategic partnerships later this year across the luxury hospitality, high-end automotive and visual arts verticals.

About Volonic 

Volonic was created to make you take flight through the fusion of technology and fashionable works of art. To create a transformative experience that makes you see the world from a different perspective. We don’t take shortcuts. We don’t compromise. We don’t settle for anything less than perfection because we have you in mind. We are here to inspire you. We serve a new generation of consumers who believe that beauty and elegance can live in the same space as technology and functionality. Take flight at www.volonic.com

Anneliese Schools Announces Wendy Bana Has Joined the Administrative Team as Head of School for the Willowbrook Campus

Anneliese Schools, an award-winning private institution dedicated to providing unique educational opportunities for nursery school through 6th grade, today announced Wendy Bana, Ph.D. has returned as Head of School of the Willowbrook Campus.

Bana returns to Anneliese Schools with a wealth of experience as an educator and administrator. In her previous position as Head of School for LePort Schools in Irvine, she directed all faculty and administrative staff throughout academic services and maintained annual budget administration, while leading cross-functional teams within an educational environment and generating $1.6M in annual revenue. 

In 2014, Bana first joined the Anneliese team as a Special Programs Lead Teacher, managing all aspects of development and implementation of learning plans based upon curriculum instruction. Within this role Bana challenged students in core academic areas while successfully establishing professional development of school faculty and administration. After three years in this role, Bana became the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for two of the Anneliese campuses. In this position she executed operational oversight for all organizational levels, managed the development and deployment of curriculum and instruction focused on behavioral and developmental course design. She supported faculty and staff, ensuring optimal performance within a learning environment.   

Given Banas past success, Anneliese is excited to have her step into her new role as Head of School. In this position, Bana will serve as a support structure for the various department heads, including the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Preschool Directors, Manager of Administrative Services, Director of Operations, and Director of Human Resources. Banas goals in this new role include creating an inclusive and cohesive environment that promotes a positive learning and working experience, which is a key element in her educational philosophy. Wendy is a firm believer in the power of education within a community, and is committed to creating learning environments that make students feel safe, loved, and empowered to better themselves and their communities as they mature and grow.

Wendy has been a crucial and valuable part of the Anneliese team for many years now, and we are very proud of everything she has accomplished thus far, said Liesa Schimmelpfennig, Research and Development Director of Anneliese Schools. Wendys educational methodologies coupled with her robust expertise and experience in education will continue to add even more depth to the Anneliese community. We look forward to her continued successes within Anneliese as Head of School.

Bana is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society, Psychology and the Ninety-nines Club, Women Pilots. She holds a Master of Science degree, Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts, Teaching from Oregon State University. Bana received a Ph.D. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition & Learning from Grand Canyon University.

About Anneliese Schools (https://annelieseschools.com)

Anneliese Schools is an award-winning private institution dedicated to providing rich educational opportunities to grow the intellect, humanity, curiosity, and creativity of children. Founded in 1968 with 3 locations in Laguna Beach, Anneliese Schools offer nursery school up to 6th grade, with various enriching programs offered across the unique campuses. The school teaches to the many facets of the intellect, while fostering independence and freedom to learn. Fundamental to the school’s mission is helping children develop a strong understanding of self and a passion for lifelong learning.  For more information, please visit https://annelieseschools.com/

Tangram Donates Workstations To Rescue Mission

Tangram Interiors, a curator of highly creative commercial interior environments and workspaces, has made a donation of classroom desks, workstations and task chairs to the non-profit Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin, Calif.

Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM) serves homeless men, women and children through guidance counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities. The residents, from all walks of life, are survivors of abuse, addiction, joblessness and abandonment.

The products donated, delivered and installed by Tangram, were used to furnish OCRMs corporate office and student classrooms. OCRM received 61 Steelcase Node Desks for students to use in the OCRM classrooms. Classrooms were renovated during the 2020 pandemic so the 61 resident students could continue to learn remotely. As children continue to have hybrid schooling options, OCRM has put in a concerted effort in supplying functional learning spaces for the children, with continued support from Tangram Interiors.

Workstations and task chairs were set up for adults currently working for OCRM in the corporate office in various departments. These furniture donations provide an organized space for volunteers and employees to assist residents.

“Tangram believes in putting people at the center of everything we do, both in our offices and in our communities,” said Joe Lozowski, CEO of Tangram Interiors. “I first discovered OCRM when I took my family to volunteer at the organization for Thanksgiving in 2019. A lot of people have a misconception of what life in Orange County is like for many people. There are countless families that are suffering and OCRM acts as a safety net for when they need a place to stay, eat or educate their children. The work theyre doing, the work Jim Palmer is doing, is amazing and they do not get enough credit.”

“We are sincerely grateful to Tangram Interiors for this substantial contribution,” said Jim Palmer, President and CEO of Orange County Rescue Mission. “The scope of this extraordinary donation allows us to ensure a comfortable and functional learning space for the school-aged children at the Village of Hope. Children who have experienced homelessness often face academic challenges, sometimes falling behind their peers, and it is our goal to provide homeless and at-risk children with the same resources that are available to their peers of higher socio-economic status. Tangrams donations will help us to reach that goal.”

To make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities with Orange County Rescue Mission, please contact (714) 247-4300 or visit www.rescuemission.org.

Tangram curates destinations that empower people to work, learn and heal. These creative interior solutions foster workplace satisfaction, collaboration and productivity while enhancing the clients brand and culture. In addition to its core contract furniture offering, the company operates multiple additional business units for a comprehensive approach to commercial interiors. This range of services allows for top-to-bottom involvement that integrates each aspect of planning, design and installation.

For information on Tangram Interiors and its full capabilities, go to www.tangraminteriors.com.

About Orange County Rescue Mission:

Orange County Rescue Mission’s goal is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities.

The Mission was formed as a faith-based organization in 1963. Since that time the Mission has shared hope through Jesus Christ to those without hope in Orange County. Our programs are designed to give comprehensive services that move homeless men, women and children to self-sufficiency. Its programs and dedication to going above and beyond have earned the organization numerous recognitions including Charity Navigators highest rating of 4 stars.

About Tangram Interiors

Tangram is a flagship dealer for Steelcase, Inc., and the leading commercial interior solutions provider in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern and Fresno counties. The company has nurtured a collaborative and people-focused culture in the belief that people fuel innovation. That culture has led to the organic growth of multiple business units complementing the firms core contract furniture offering: custom furniture, ancillary furniture, flooring and light construction, audio-visual integration, architectural walls, on-site furniture reconditioning, asset management and storage, delivery and installation, and corporate moves.

 

Published on: https://www.ccr-mag.com/tangram-donates-workstations-to-rescue-mission/ 

Matt Prince, Taco Bell joins IMA Board of Advisors + ADWEEK’s 31 Young Influentials

Matt currently leads Taco Bell’s earned media and brand experience. He is responsible, in part, for several of culture’s biggest contributions: The Taco Bell Hotel, Taco Bell weddings, Taco Bell Beer, creation of the taco emoji and saving the world’s first Taco Bell.

Most recently, Prince founded NetNetSynergy.com, a free resource site for students and young professionals in the PR and Marketing industries. It provides virtual mentorships, job postings and resources to help support young professionals during the pandemic.

Previously, Prince led social media engagement for the Walt Disney Co. where he developed and managed the company’s first ever Social Media Command Center and online engagement program. Prior to that, Prince was Sr. Manager of Executive Communications, handling speech writing and strategic communications for the President of Disneyland and over 70 executives.

Prince has been recognized in ADWEEK’s 31 Young Influentials List, and two 40 Under 40 lists: PR Week and OC Metro Magazine. Most recently, he was recipient of Public Relations Society of America’s Distinguished Service Award, their highest honor to an individual leading the local community in Public Relations.

He served as President of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Orange County Chapter in 2014 and is the advisor to his alma mater (California State University Fullerton’s) PRSA student chapter since 2011. He was inducted in to the PRSSA National Hall of Fame and was named ‘National Advisor of the Year’ twice (2013 & 2015).