2nd Annual Influencer Football League Games – July 1, 2023 at SoFi Stadium

The Influencer Football League (IFL) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Influencer Football League 7on7 Games, set to take place on July 1st, 2023, at the iconic SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. This electrifying event will feature a clash of titans from the realms of fame, as famous Influencers, Actors, Athletes, Comedians and Music Artists go head-to-head in multiple thrilling 7on7 football game matchups. 

There will be concessions, a live DJ, and good vibes! Guests can show their support by donning the colors of their team pick. 

Join in on the fun and register today: https://www.universe.com/events/influencer-football-league-games-tickets-1M9HR2 

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Hardesty, LLC Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary and Moves to New Location

This year marks Hardesty’s 12th anniversary, and they couldn’t be prouder of their journey and the positive impact made in local communities. 

As Hardesty continues to grow and succeed, it was only fitting that they step into a bigger and better office space.

The Hardesty corporate office is now Suite 270 at Gateway Towers, at the same address 19800 MacArthur Blvd,Irvine, CA 92612.

Stay tuned for more information on the new space, as well as a grand opening announcement coming soon! https://hardestyllc.com

KCOMM Public Relations Agency Expands its Services by Retaining Love & Luxury Events, By Kelsey Sage, and Launching a Corporate Events Division.  

San Clemente, California – June 12, 2023 – KCOMM (DBA: Kanatsiz Communications, Inc.), a leading full-service public relations firm based in San Clemente, is pleased to announce retaining Love & Luxury Events, a renowned event management company. Led for a decade under the leadership of Kelsey Sage, we are elated to welcome her as our new Account Executive & Event Strategist.

The strategic retention of Kelsey Sage aligns with KCOMM’s mission to provide comprehensive communication solutions to its clients. Kelsey Sage brings a wealth of experience and expertise in planning and executing high-profile corporate events, galas, conferences, and trade shows. With this, KCOMM expands its service offerings to include end-to-end event management, further strengthening its position as a one-stop solution provider for clients’ communication and Public Relations needs.

Kelsey Sage has built a stellar reputation for delivering exceptional event experiences, and we are thrilled to welcome her talented team into the KCOMM family,” said Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO of KCOMM. “By combining Kelsey Sage’s expertise in corporate event management with our established PR capabilities, we can now offer a holistic approach to our clients, ensuring seamless coordination between their public relations efforts and event strategies.”

The new corporate events division within KCOMM will be led by Kelsey Sage, founder of Love & Luxury Events. Kelsey brings over a decade of experience in event planning and production, having worked with major corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies. Her extensive industry knowledge and innovative approach to event design make her the perfect fit to lead the new division.

“I am excited about joining forces with KCOMM and launching the corporate events division,” said Kelsey Sage. “Our combined expertise will allow us to create immersive event experiences that not only enhance our clients’ brand visibility but also amplify their key messages to the right audience. We look forward to delivering exceptional results and exceeding our clients’ expectations.”

With the addition of the corporate events division, KCOMM will now offer a comprehensive range of services, including public relations, media relations, crisis communications, social media management, digital marketing, Government affairs and event management. This integrated approach will empower clients to build stronger relationships with their target audience through strategic communication and impactful events.

The retention of Love & Luxury Events and the launch of the corporate events division reflect KCOMM’s commitment to expanding its service portfolio and providing innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of its clients. The company remains dedicated to delivering outstanding results and fostering long-term partnerships.

For more information about KCOMM Public Relations and its new corporate events division, please visit www.kcomm.com.

About KCOMM Public

is a full-service PR firm based in San Clemente, California. With over 30 years of experience, KCOMM specializes in providing strategic communication solutions to a diverse range of clients, including corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and professional service firms. The company offers a wide array of services, including public relations, media relations, crisis communications, social media management, digital marketing, Government Affairs and now, corporate event management.


Media Contact:

Name: Shaye McClory

Title: President, KCOMM

Phone: 949-443-9300 tel

Email: shaye@kcomm.com


Helio Genomics Sister Company, LAMH, Receives NMPA Approval in China for Innovative Product and cfDNA liver cancer detection test

June 27, 2023, Irvine, California – Helio Genomics, a leading developer of genomic AI early cancer detection tests, is proud to announce that its sister company, Laboratory for Advanced Medicine & Health Group (LAMH) ( https://www.lamoncogroup.cn/en/ ), has received approval from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in China for its groundbreaking cfDNA liver cancer detection test. This achievement marks a significant milestone for blood-based cancer detection and is the first liver cancer liquid biopsy test approved by the NMPA.

LAMH’s approved product is a remarkable variation of the HelioLiver test, developed by the same core scientific team and utilizing the intellectual property portfolio of Helio Genomics. This cutting-edge solution has been specifically tailored for the unique genetic makeup of the Asia-Pacific population.

The NMPA approval signifies the product’s compliance with stringent regulatory standards and recognizes its potential to address critical healthcare challenges faced by the Chinese population. There is estimated to be 87 million people living with Hepatitis B in China alone ( https://www.who.int/china/health-topics/hepatitis#:~:text=There%20are%2087%20million%20people,living%20with%20chronic%20hepatitis%20C. ), representing 1/3 of the Hepatitis B population in the world. LAMH’s commitment to scientific excellence and innovation brings promise to managing liver cancer.

“We are thrilled to announce the NMPA approval of LAMH’s innovative product,” said Justin Chen Li, CEO of Helio Genomics. “This significant milestone represents the culmination of years of dedicated research and development by our exceptional scientific team. LAMH’s success in gaining regulatory approval in China reinforces our commitment to improving healthcare outcomes for diverse populations worldwide.”

LAMH’s unique product offers immense promise for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer, leveraging state-of-the-art genomic technology. Its ability to cater specifically to the genetic variations prevalent in the Asia-Pacific region sets it apart from conventional solutions. By tailoring the product to the regional population, LAMH aims to revolutionize liver cancer surveillance and enhance patient care in China.

“We are excited about the immense potential of LAMH’s approved product,” said Dr. David Taggart, Chief Scientific Officer of Helio Genomics. “Our team has worked tirelessly to develop a solution that combines our scientific expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a deep understanding of the genetic diversity in the Asia-Pacific region. We believe this approval will have a profound impact on patient outcomes by enabling the detection of liver cancers at an earlier stage, when curative treatment is more likely.”

LAMH plans to collaborate with leading medical institutions, healthcare providers, and key stakeholders in China to ensure seamless integration and maximum reach of their innovative product. By fostering strong partnerships with major hospital systems and leveraging patient education groups, LAMH aims to further drive improvements in liver cancer outcomes and make a lasting difference in the lives of patients.

About LAMH

LAMH is a sister company of Helio Genomics, specializing in the development of innovative genomic solutions. LAMH’s groundbreaking product, based on the intellectual property portfolio and scientific expertise of Helio Genomics, has received NMPA approval in China. The company is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing oncology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

About Helio Genomics

Helio Genomics is a leading developer of liquid biopsy early cancer detection tests, committed to revolutionizing healthcare through cutting-edge research and development. With a focus on early cancer detection, Helio Genomics aims to leverage genomic insights to enhance patient outcomes across diverse populations. The company’s scientific team has pioneered breakthrough innovations in genomics, providing a strong foundation for its sister company, LAMH.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Sinan Kanatsiz

CEO, KCOMM for Helio Geonomics


3PL vs. Self-Fulfillment: Which Logistics Strategy is Best for Your Business?

By Tompkins Solutions

The third-party logistics (3PL) industry has grown significantly over the last decade, as ongoing space and labor shortages and e-commerce growth continue to challenge supply chain operations. Retailers such as Gap Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. have even ventured into the 3PL market, leveraging their extensive networks to provide logistics services to other companies.

While there are some scenarios that may benefit from the use of a 3PL provider, such as startup companies that want to minimize risk or retailers looking for support with seasonal demand spikes, many businesses may be able to gain more value by investing in their own logistics network. Here are a few key considerations to help you determine which strategy is best for your business.

Sales Volumes

As mentioned above, while certain circumstances may warrant outsourcing fulfillment, significant growth is one telltale sign that it may be time to bring your logistics operations in-house. The higher the volume, the more cost effective it becomes to build your own warehouse. Typically, operations with over $100 million in sales will find that investing in running their own logistics operations makes financial sense. 

Inventory and Order Profiles

In general, inventory and order profiles with higher labor and space requirements will likely cost more through a 3PL. Depending on the pricing structure, many 3PLs will charge fees for each SKU stored as well as each individual item per order, with some providers charging additional fees for larger pieces. Therefore, companies with high SKU counts and piece-picking orders should look into self-fulfillment.

Technology and Automation 

By servicing multiple clients, 3PLs are often able to invest in more warehouse automation and technology than a single company could do on their own. While this may be attractive to companies with little or no automation internally, it is important to review your long-term strategy to determine if the additional labor and overhead expenses with a 3PL are more cost effective than investing in your own equipment and operations.  

Current Network and Operations

Before considering outsourcing logistics, companies should evaluate their existing network to see if there are any ways to optimize their current operations. A warehouse assessment and network analysis can help companies identify opportunities to increase efficiency and capacity. Additionally, retailers with a brick-and-mortar infrastructure can leverage their physical stores to reduce delivery times and costs.

As customer expectations and the complexity of supply chains continue to rise, having the right logistics strategy is critical to increase resilience and ensure long-term business success. Contact us today to learn how to optimize your logistics operations to reduce costs, increase service levels and overcome disruptions.

Top 5 Reasons You Need A Marketing Audit (Even If You Think You Don’t)

Unless you just conducted one, every company can benefit from a marketing audit. A high-level marketing audit can help identify the areas of your marketing strategy that have grown stagnant to inspire fresh ideas and record-breaking profits. Whether you’re looking for ways to lower your CPM or you think everything is going just fine as is, your brand can benefit from a comprehensive marketing audit. These are the biggest ways.

Improve or Sustain ROI

Ideally, a marketing audit will find ways to improve your ROI. These factors are often new assets, ad audiences you haven’t experimented with, retargeting from unique databases, or precision targeting with your funnels. These are all items you often overlook when you’re working on the same platforms with the same ads every day.

If you’re perfectly happy with the results of your current marketing strategy (which, is any founder or manager ever completely content with results?), you still risk it becoming outdated or stale. If an audit can’t pinpoint a magic formula to improve your ROI, it can still find the areas to keep an eye on so you never see your strong performance decline.

Identify Low-Hanging Fruit

What changes to your marketing strategy would require the smallest effort and yield the fastest and greatest results? That’s the main objective of an outsider audit. What’s been under your nose all along that was outside the areas of expertise for your team?

Align PPC Targeting

An audit will help uncover improperly aligned targeting options across all PPC advertising campaigns. This will help you save money and ensure your message is focused on the right audience at the right time. An example might include a Google Ads Geofencing campaign that doesn’t differentiate between “present” and “search interest” in the targeting options. The result is ads serviced to people outside the geofence who won’t buy.

Proactively Manage Your Brand

An audit can help uncover gaps in your branding and give you the tools to protect and grow that brand. This can include responding to negative customer reviews from online directories like Google My Business, Foursquare, and Yelp. It can also include asking for backlinks from trusted sources and websites that mention your brand.

Check-In on the Competition

Your competitors are pursuing the same customers. An audit can help you benchmark the spending and results of your competitors. It will make sure you’re not left behind when a trend or conversation in your industry pops up. Your current marketing will keep you from getting left behind; reach out to our Partnerships Manager, Chanelle, at partnerships@hawkemedia.com to receive a complimentary marketing consultation today!

Want More Value? Make Creative Dollars Work

The traditional distinction between working and non-working spend in marketing is quickly becoming outdated with today’s evolving technologies. As ID-based targeting becomes less effective in the wake of privacy changes, creative effectiveness is becoming more important for engaging audiences. AI-based generative solutions will make content generation almost instantaneous and free, but standing out in a world of infinite content will require more intelligent creative solutions.

In this blog, VidMob CEO Alex Collmer explains why creative effectiveness is the next big thing for marketers and the enormous value opportunity available to marketers who move beyond media efficiency and embrace AI-driven solutions. Learn how to boost creative effectiveness for lifts in ROAS and ROI with the right marketing technology.

Read the full blog here

Introducing Shop Montage Online Boutique

By: Alan J. Fuerstman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Montage International


Inspired by our remarkable destinations, distinctive design aesthetic and coveted amenities, Montage International is pleased to launch ShopMontage.com. It is a boutique shopping site offering our guests globally the opportunity to embrace our philosophy of Life, Well Lived through an expansive curated collection of contemporary luxuries now available.

Embodying the ethos of our signature Montage lifestyle and individual resort locations including Laguna Beach, Los Cabos, Big Sky, Healdsburg, Deer Valley, Palmetto Bluff and Kapalua Bay, the boutique site brings the definitive Montage experience to life as a premier source for indulging home furnishings, the finest bed, bath and linen products, gifts, special edition art pieces, exclusive fashion collections and interior design elements.

Unveiling next month, shop our 20th anniversary fashion collaborations with SIMKHAI and Jimmy Choo exclusively on ShopMontage.com.

We invite you to explore the very best of Montage and our select design partners at ShopMontage.com and extend your memorable stays well beyond your departures.

 HR Memo To Professionals: Build A Professional Network

By Shawn Herrera, Practitioner Faculty of Applied Behavioral Science (ABS) & Organization Theory and Management (OTM) at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Despite recent news of layoffs at U.S. firms, the job market remains robust, and it is changing the traditional career path. Recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the acceleration of wages continues to increase, and the number of people who either are working or want a job has continued is dropping. Despite this, there is a countertrend of professionals who quit their job and later say they regret their hasty exit. According to a poll released in September 2022, one in four U.S. workers who quit their previous job regrets their decision. 

The Great Resignation raises questions about why people quit and how they quit. Some people report being inspired by peers who quit their jobs, saying it gave them the confidence they previously lacked to make a move themselves. Some jump ship for a higher wage without much thought at all about other factors. Others are simply burned out, lonely, experiencing family stress, and desire some time off before starting their next chapter. Research from Gallup states that “50% of employees have left a job to get away from a [bad] manager at some point in their career.”

Whatever the reason, HR managers play a role in guiding employees through leave-or-stay job scenarios. While the urge for a quick, clean break may be appealing, HR managers can curb that urge by reaffirming employees and encouraging them to consider moving up within their existing employer. Encouraging employees to build a solid professional network builds credibility for HR managers, helps employees and could benefit the business.

For those who want to move up with an existing employer, building and leveraging a professional network can be the difference between a smooth transition or a misstep on the career ladder. Some will climb a career ladder only to later realize their chosen ladder was leaning against the wrong wall. Professional networks can consist of company peers, mentors, and sponsors. Each plays a different, but equally valuable, role.

Here are three ways HR managers can describe how a professional network can be an essential help: 

1) Look Before You Leap

Wise job changers who seek to stay and move up draw on the advice of others before making the switch in order to affirm or reconsider their decision. An employee’s professional network can help clear up questions about whether the workplace culture, compensation package, and growth opportunities at your current position are worth the added responsibility and future growth. They can also advise on ways to develop additional skills or if an advanced degree might assist you to move up your current career ladder or pivoting to a different area. Connecting with professionals in a network can also challenge assumptions about the prospective position that may not be as they seem. More than just making your work not enjoyable, choosing the wrong workplace, and/or boss, can be hazardous to your health. According to the Mayo Clinic, “your supervisor is more important to your health than your family doctor.”

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