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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2019  
     
 

ULTIMATE YOU IS THE ULTIMATE GIFT,
GUIDES ONE TO LIVING THEIR AWESOME LIFE

Six Time International Bestselling Author Sharon Pearson Selects
The Blaine Group to Handle National Public Relations in the United States

Beverly Hills, CA… Becoming the ultimate you just became easier, thanks to Ultimate You, the sixth international best-seller from noted author and coach, Sharon Pearson.

In fact, the Ultimate You may be the ultimate self-help book,” suggested Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.

In addition to raves from readers worldwide, international bestselling author and world-renown speaker Brian Tracy says, “Sharon Pearson is the best coach I know… It’s not very often that a thought leader comes along who’s really worthy of our attention, and that has happened now…”

“Your Awesome Life” is what Pearson calls conscious living. She invites readers of Ultimate You to leap to discover what is within themselves to discover their hidden truth, to begin the adventure of their lives.

This process of transportation, at least for her, is a lifelong one.

“This journey can’t be done in your head. You can’t think your way to your Awesome Life. It’s a journey that can only be known through the steps you take. There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path,” clarifies Sharon Pearson.

Ultimate You empowers its readers through three logical parts:

Part 1 - I Can Heal
Readers lay the foundation stones for their Awesome Life.

Part 2 - I Will Reclaim
More profound work takes place here where readers restore the three essential elements
of their self-esteem.

Part 3 – I Now Become
Is where readers learn how to let go of the need for drama, fear, overthinking,
and procrastination and replace it with the truth that they are enough, they are worthy,
and they are loveable.

Ultimate You, published by Waterside Press, $19.95 soft cover, $9.95 e-book, launches in the United States September 17, 2019.

About The Blaine Group
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2018  
     
 

22nd ANNUAL SUSAN G. KOMEN EVENT:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MORE THAN PINK WALK™

Rebranding Was Announced During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
The Blaine Group Continues to Represent Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County

Beverly Hills, CA... Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County will hold its 22nd annual event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 9, newly rebranded as the MORE THAN PINK Walk™.

Known for raising significant monies to help those with breast health issues in Los Angeles County, the affiliate announced rebranding its major fundraiser, known for the past 21 years as the Race For Cure®, this month during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Los Angeles is one of 26 cities premiering this Walk.

 “With many activities, the Expo, Hope Village, for survivors and those living with breast cancer, Reflection Tent, Team Zone in addition to the fun MORE THAN PINK Walk™, there's something everyone will enjoy. The Blaine Group is pleased to continue its work with the Komen family,” Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group, stated.

Sponsored by AutoNation, Sit N' Sleep, Anthem, The Citadel and CBS-2/KCAL-9, 2019’s

event is expected to significantly surpass this year's attendance of 6,000, nearly 400 survivors in attendance, and over 900 members on the largest corporate team.

“We are proud to be advocating for the breast health needs of LA County families, but we have a long way to go before we end this cancer entirely. One in eight women and some men will have this devastating disease during their lifetime. Breast cancer kills one person every 60 seconds. Please join us and support this event through participation and fundraising so we can continue to provide no-cost services to those most in need," explained Mark K. Pilon. executive director of Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County. “Our attendees gather together to celebrate their lives, to support one another. They are more walkers than runners. Thus, our rebranding to embrace more of our community. To encourage even more attendance this year, we’ve reduced the registration fee to $15 for the rest of 2018. On January 1, 2019 it will increase to $30,” Mark concluded.

Through events like the Los Angeles County MORE THAN PINK Walk™, Komen Los Angeles County invests 75 percent of the funds raised to support vital local breast health services and dedicates the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures.

 “While The Blaine Group has represented this Komen affiliate for the last four years, I have not personally fundraised for them until now. I invite you to join me in doing so,” added Devon. “ My apologies if, in my enthusiasm, you are receiving this for a second time,” she concluded.

  • To register to Walk, visit Komen LA County by clicking HERE
  • To start your own team, click HERE
  • To support my fundraising goal, click HERE

To participate, call 310.575.3011 or visit komenlacounty.org/walk

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Los Angeles County
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Los Angeles County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk™, Komen Los Angeles County has invested $10,535,590 in community breast health programs in Los Angeles County and has helped contribute to more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 310-575-3011 or visit http://komenlacounty.org.

ABOUT THE BLAINE GROUP
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2018  
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP’S CEO TO ADDRESS
USC’S BLOCKCHAIN ACCELERATOR

Beverly Hills, CA… Marketing and public relations targeting investors and global customers are the topics that will be addressed during a discussion at USC’s Blockchain Accelerator on Wednesday, November 28.

The Blaine Group’s president & CEO Devon Blaine, will be one of the presenters at this third of six sessions attended by teams from six blockchain companies and USC Marshall students alike.

ABOUT THE BLAINE GROUP
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2018  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASES

EMPLOYMENT MODEL OF EXTRAORDINARY VENTURES

The Blaine Group to Implement National Public Relations Campaign

Beverly Hills, CA… Many of Extraordinary Ventures, www.extraordinaryventures.org, employees, all on the autism spectrum, were told they’d never have a job. However, based on the belief that all people are employable, this 501(c)3 non-profit, organization, based in Chapel Hill, NC, has created an exceptionally successful employment model that could easily be replicated in any city.

Extraordinary People, www.extraordinarypeoplefilm.com, is a documentary film that tells the story of six adults across the autism spectrum, who, despite individual challenges, have found meaningful value and a deep sense of pride from their work at Extraordinary Ventures.

 “We applaud the successful strides made by Extraordinary Ventures and are honored to have been selected to share its story and showcase Extraordinary People, the documentary made about its intelligent model,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group. “With October being National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, the timing of the launch is ideal,” she added.

About The Blaine Group
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2018  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

SURECETA: A BILINGUAL SOLUTION

LOWERS HIGH COST OF PRESCRIPTIONS

RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS

Newark, New Jersey … While SuReceta means my prescription, what it does is help people lower the cost of their often life-saving prescriptions.

People in the United States pay the highest prices for prescription medications in the world.  And sadly, due to poor medication coverage or the inability to afford health care insurance, many Hispanics will not fill or refill their prescriptions.  That is why SuReceta, a company that specifically aims to help Spanish speakers navigate the US healthcare system by saving money on prescriptions through their bilingual price transparency app, powered by Lowest Med, was formed.

Easily accessible on SuReceta.com or by downloading the mobile app on IOS or Android, SuReceta allows users to compare medicine prices at neighborhood pharmacies and provides RX coupons and savings to users at absolutely no cost. SuReceta.com is a premiere destination for Hispanic health and wellness information in Spanish and English, built to empower the Hispanic community to take a more proactive role in their healthcare.

 “With over 30 years of experience caring for the Latino community, I’ve seen firsthand the healthcare inequality among Hispanics, and Spanish-speaking patients should not have to worry about affording healthcare or not fully understanding their doctors in order to save their lives,” emphasizes Dr. Joseph Mosquera, M.D., the founder of SuReceta.

Latinos have become a significantly growing share of adult Americans with no health insurance despite gains in coverage after passing the Affordable Care Act.  Though the number of Americans without health insurance has gone down by 20 million since 2010, the share of US Hispanics without coverage continues to increase, with a particularly large spike from 29 percent in 2013 to 40 percent in 2016.

 “All of us at The Blaine Group are excited about the savings that SuReceta provides to all consumers,” noted Devon Blaine, president & founder of The Blaine Group.  “We are proud to represent the company and what they stand for,” she concluded.

SuReceta’s focus is making the current healthcare system better and giving people, no matter their socioeconomic background, access to trustworthy health information and savings tool. It’s less about putting a band aid on the symptoms and more about actually figuring out the problem and combating it through lifestyle changes.

SuReceta’s tools and resources include:

  • Need a doctor?
    Use SuReceta’s Urgent Clinic Finder & Locator
  • Taking RX medications?
    Compare prices on prescription medications and saving 80% or more with SuReceta’s Coupon Savings Tool
  • Using supplements?
    Shop SuReceta’s online Vitamin & Supplement Store for trusted professional grade supplements
  • Need health information?
    Check out SuReceta’s health information hub, with information on topics from natural remedies to insurance

About SuReceta
Healthcare inequality among Hispanics in America as well as a lack of an integrative approach to healthcare in general is a serious reality that can’t be ignored.  That’s why SuReceta is addressing healthcare inequality in the US by providing a digital destination for

Spanish-speaking consumers to have access to trustworthy health resources and savings tools. Learn more at www.sureceta.com.

About The Blaine Group
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2018  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE ORIGINAL SELF-HELP BOOK (LIFE LESSONS FROM GENESIS)
TIMELESS, PRAGMATIC MESSAGES FROM THE BIBLE
FOR THOSE SEEKING A MORE ELEVATED, SATISFYING LIFE

The Blaine Group Retained to Launch National Campaign

Beverly Hills, CA… Seeking a more positive and satisfying life? Look no further than The Original Self-Help Book (Life Lessons from Genesis) by Brian N. Siegel published by Waterside Press, $8.95 softcover, $2.99 ebook.

In a highly accessible manner aimed at all denominations, Mr. Siegel illustrates how events in Genesis are the seminal source of many self-improvement and character refinement principles. These virtually unknown, originally unwritten, messages are subtly embedded in the ancient Jewish Oral Tradition, which even pre-dated the historic revelation at Mount Sinai. Since human nature has never changed, these immutable insights are as relevant today as ever.

Topics in this work include positive attitudes, workplace ethics, interpersonal relationships and mindfulness concepts such as:

  • Develop the attitude of gratitude
  • Don’t allow past mistakes to hinder future growth
  • Don’t steal anything
  • A parent’s actions often mold their children’s behavior
  • Don’t publicly embarrass others
  • Visit the sick
  • Let sleeping dogs lie
  • Seek advice before making important decisions
  • Be frugal
  • Don’t act impulsively

Brian N. Siegel, the author, was a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate at Syracuse University. He then enrolled at Columbia Law School, where he was designated a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for academic excellence. After practicing law for several years, he became a Bar

Review lecturer and wrote a highly popular 12-book series of exam-taking manuals for law students, entitled “Siegel’s Answers to Essay and Multi-Choice Questions.” Over 200,000 copies have been sold. Brian is presently a successful legal recruiter at BCG Attorney Research, a national attorney search firm.

Brian did not become a serious Biblical student until he was 40 years of age.  He was profoundly impressed by the character refinement and interpersonal teachings contained in the Jewish Oral Tradition, which greatly expands upon and explains the Five Books of Moses. In looking back at his own experiences, Brian recognized how adherence to these principles would have engendered an even happier, more satisfying personal life.

Brian wrote The Original Self-Help Book for two reasons. First, it has been said that making a better world begins with each person undertaking the effort to improve themselves. He is hopeful that for many his work will commence this process. Second, Brian believes that interest in relating to those around us in a polite, respectful manner has obviously waned. He believes that if people were aware of how the Creator would like us to interface with others, many would adhere to this advice.

 “The Blaine Group is delighted to represent this highly talented, serious author. We look forward to promoting this, and subsequent works, by Brian,” enthused Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.

ABOUT THE BLAINE GROUP, INC.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2018  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

SOCIAL MOMPRENEUR WITH A MISSION
BRINGS AFFORDABLE ORGANIC PRODUCTS
TO RETAIL CONSUMERS NATIONWIDE

Greenerways Organic Products Available at Major Outlets
Just in Time For April’s National Pest Management Month
The Blaine Group Retained to Support National Rollout

Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY…Jayme Bella, CEO of Greenerways Organic, is a social mompreneur with a mission.

Having always lived an organic lifestyle, her goal is to provide affordable organic products so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of a chemical free, organic lifestyle.

This was never more important to Jayme Bella than during her first pregnancy in 2008.  That summer, her home was damaged by a severe storm and became infested with insects.  Reading the labels of traditional insect repellants and realizing they were ridden with harmful chemicals and other ingredients unknown to her, she was fearful of what effect they could have on her unborn child.

Shortly thereafter, Jayme invested in a simple machine that allowed her to mix small quantities of essential oils.  After much research, she wound up with a variety of oils, all of which had repellent properties to varying degrees. By dint of hard work and extensive mixing and matching, she derived a formula that actually repelled insects, was kind to skin and was safe.  Sharing with family and other family members led to positive confirmation of her findings and Greenerways Organic Bug Repellant was born.

Jayme hoped that the success of the bug spray would allow for the production of other healthy, sustainable and affordable products and Greenerways Organic now has a line of certified USDA organic pest repellants, household cleaners and skin balms.

She is succeeding at accomplishing her objective.  For the past three years, consumers have been enjoying the benefits of Greenerways Organic Bug Repellant, purchasing it on QVC and, this last year, at Amazon.com. An All-Purpose Cleaning product is also available online.

Starting this month, just in time for bug season, this repellant and the newly-launched Greenerways Mosquito FreeZone, which creates a bite-free zone with a 100-foot radius, launch nationally at major retailers such as Costco US, Whole Foods Market, CVS Pharmacy, Wegmans, Natural Grocers, 7 Eleven, Ahold, National Coop Grocers, Lowes Foods, TrueValue and Giant Eagle.

In keeping with her beliefs as a social entrepreneur, Jayme gives one percent of Greenerways Organic’s gross purchase of oils back to the farmers in India from whom they purchase their essential oils: citronella, lemongrass, cedarwood and others.

And, having always lived an organic lifestyle, Jayme believes all families deserve to make healthy choices.  Her mission is to provide affordable organic products, rather than ones that are expensive and limiting.

 “Consumers appear to concur with Jayme’s mission,” observed Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group. “While 45% of US consumers buy some organic products, according to a Packaged Facts survey, 75% of consumers think green cleaning products are more expensive but 60% indicated they would buy them if they cost the same or less.  This bodes well for the ongoing success of Greenerways Organic.  We are thrilled to represent this visionary company,” she concluded.

Learn more about Greenerways Organic at https://greenerways.com

 
     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2018  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

EMERGING INNOVATION ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN

LEARN ABOUT WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS

The Blaine Group Retained to Promote Summit

Los Angeles, CA… How do corporate leaders gain a competitive advantage?

One way utilized by leading manufacturers and distributors is staying ahead of the curve on rapidly evolving supply chain technologies.

Southern California company leaders will have the opportunity to learn all about the supply chain of the future at the 4th Annual Technology & Supply Chain Summit.  It will be held on Friday, April 6 at California State University at Dominguez Hills in the Student Union, Ballroom C.

The Blaine Group has been retained to promote The Summit.

 “Innovation in the supply chain is truly the wave of the future.  This conference will address the technology that’s essential for maintaining a competitive edge in this rapidly evolving arena.  The Blaine Group is proud to represent the Innovation Incubator and the 4th Annual Technology & Supply Chain Summit,” stated Devon Blaine, president, CEO and founder of The Blaine Group.

Presentations include:

  • Alex Lightman, Futurist, “Block Chain to the Supply Chain"
  • Arnice Lamb, Disney, “Diversity, Procurement, and the Supply Chain”
  • Michael Quindazzi, PwC, “Fit for Growth: Supply Chain Excellence”
  • Ann Carpenter, Braid Theory, “How Technology Will Enable the Supply Chain”

There will also be a drone demonstration.

Tickets and tables may be purchased at socalcsmo.org.

Those with technologies they want to showcase at the event may do so by purchasing an exhibit booth.

To do so, contact Gary Polk, gpolk@csudh.edu or Brett Parker, bparker@cargomatic.com.

ABOUT THE BLAINE GROUP
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2017  
     
 

“ON THE SPECTRUM” IS “PRESCRIPTION” TELEVISION
THAT COVERS THE FULL SPECTRUM OF AUTISM

Inks The Blaine Group for National Public Relations

Beverly Hills, CA… “On the Spectrum,” an online television show that covers the full spectrum of autism twice weekly, launches in April, at www.terrimatthews.info, with the national public relations support of The Blaine Group. “Motivational Minutes,” mini segments that provide quick tips, will be online in January.

One segment focuses on gifts appropriate for children with autism such as weighted blankets, dream wave lights, liquid timers, magnetic puzzle games, chew necklaces, emoji balls, a giant tic-tac-toe game, padded tether ball, stoplight go light timer and more.

Products that are calming, facilitate communication, are tactile in nature, foster socialization or are visual are ideal, according to Terri Matthews, Executive Producer of “On the Spectrum,” Mother, CEO and Founder of Jaden’s Voice. That’s why she initiated the Jaden’s Friend logo. When a product has earned it, one knows that the product is appropriate for an autistic child.

Jaden's Voice will also introduce Jaden's Friend, a new autism training tool. Jaden’s Friends are a network of caring, committed professionals, educators, community partners and businesses from every sector that have gone the extra mile to become certified as autism friendly.

 “The Blaine Group is honored to have been selected to work with Terri Matthews and ‘On the Spectrum.’ Her devotion to her family and her advocacy work are inspiring. She’s going to create much needed awareness and change where autism is concerned,” explained Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.

It is an increasingly important topic as, according to the CDC, one out of every 68 children is autistic… which equates to one percent of the world’s population.

Learn more at jadensvoice.org.

ABOUT THE BLAINE GROUP, INC.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2017  
     
 

STELLAR ADVICE FOR AUTHORS UPDATED
IN THIS BUSINESS OF BOOKS, 5th EDITION 

The Blaine Group’s CEO Quoted on Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion

Beverly Hills, CA… This Business of Books: A Complete Overview of the Industry From Concept Through Sales, 5th Edition, by Claudia Suzanne, was recently published by Iridescent Orange Press.

Ghostwriter extraordinaire, Claudia Suzanne has ghostwritten 150 plus books in the past 28 years, and runs the only certified Ghostwriting course in existence, https://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/continuinged/course
_listing/programdescription.aspx? OfferingID=981213341&content=2.
She knows whereof she speaks.

 “Anyone serious about becoming a successful author will do themselves a favor by reading This Business of Books,” advised Devon. “Claudia is savvier than many literary agents,” she added.

Blaine, the founder, CEO and president of The Blaine Group, was grateful to be quoted in Claudia’s book in Chapter nine, on Advertising, Marketing and Promotion.

 “When an author has completed the hard work of writing a book, the real work really just begins. That's where The Blaine Group comes in. We market the book and let the public know the book is available through a combination of traditional and social media.

It takes at least nine months to truly birth the project.

If you don't accomplish this campaign yourself, you'll end up wondering why no one knows about or is buying your book. Too many people end up with 5,000 copies in their garage, or a trickle of POD sales. A lot of the press won't cover POD books, so you narrow your exposure possibilities if you opt for that publishing route. Depending on the kind of book, the price per unit, how long it will take for a reprint, and other variables, 2,500 to 5,000 copies is a reasonable first run. You must have sufficient copies at hand when you speak before professional organizations; do readings or signings at conferences, conventions, or other events; or appear on broadcast media.

Authors need real, constant marketing and public relations. They need to be smart about how their book is sold. It takes more than selling through the website and BOR. You need to have your book available where books are being bought. Amazon absolutely! All of this takes an active PR and social-media campaign(s).

I look for a good, strong angle—half a dozen good, strong angles—we can use to pitch the story and get coverage. The press is much more open to nonfiction than fiction. To market fiction, you need to tie in with day-to-day hard news in some fashion.

We cannot guarantee sales. We cannot get you distribution, but we can guide. We recommend Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IBPA membership for Ingram or Baker & Taylor accounts, and publishers that will distribute even single-title authors. We read most of the book when we sign with a new client, and we read the entire book proposal, because that defines what we need to do, media wise. A good proposal can also help you get distribution. We have represented books that were not well written but became bestsellers—the two do not necessarily go together—but I highly recommend you increase the odds in your favor by making sure your book is quality. It's smart to have everything you possibly can on your side.

Devon's final word of advice: ‘Follow Dimple Thakkar at Synhergy www.synhergy.com, an award-winning social media agency. I've seen her implement in three months what other social-media agencies take a year to do.’”

Claudia also acknowledged that Devon’s firm is noted for being an award-winning book publicist.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

BE AN EFFECTIVE CEO

Hear from Zico Coconut Water Founder and Others
At 1st Annual Fall Leadership Symposium
At The Innovation Incubator at Cal State University Dominguez Hills 

Carson, CA… What does it take to be an effective CEO in the 21st century?

What is social entrepreneurship? And why is the Innovation Incubator at California State University Dominguez Hills teaching it in their program?

What will attendees to the 1st Annual Fall Leadership Symposium at the Innovation Incubator learn?

Attendees of the 1st Annual Fall Leadership Symposium on Thursday, November 2 at California State University Dominguez Hills have the opportunity to learn from speakers including Mark Rampolla, the founder of Zico Coconut Water and author of High Hanging Fruit. This Redondo Beach resident started his company in 2004 and sold it to Coca Cola for over $600 million in 2015.

Other speakers include: Chiraz Kelly, Moderator, President and CEO of City National Security Services; Arnice Lamb, Manager, Supplier Diversity at The Walt Disney Company; Praveen Penmetsa, CEO, Motivo Engineering; Ana Maria Martinez, CEO, PH Design; Roger Ignon, CEO, retired, Edge Systems; Nicole Rodriguez, Director, Career Services, CSUDH; and Victor Parker, SBA, L.A. District Office, District Director.

 “The Blaine Group is pleased to be working with the new Innovation Incubator at California State University Dominguez Hills. Their cutting-edge programs, topical events, and focus on social entrepreneurship will soon lead them to be one of the top entrepreneurship schools in the country. We are pleased to be assisting with their branding and media placement,” noted Devon Blaine, the president and CEO of The Blaine Group.

Learn more at www.csudh.edu/incubator.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

OASIS RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
TO SUPPORT LAUNCH OF THE OASIS PLATFORM

The First Enterprise-Grade Private Cloud
Specifically Designed for the Legal Market

Beverly Hills, CA… Oasis, a premier provider of legal technology and infrastructure solutions, has retained The Blaine Group to launch the Oasis Private Cloud, the first enterprise-grade private cloud specifically designed for the legal market.

The Oasis Platform delivers a custom suite of software in a fully-managed infrastructure, providing access to leading technology, in world-class data centers, for a predictable monthly fee.

Oasis clients gain a competitive advantage. This includes:

  • Security. The purpose-built infrastructure meets the highest standards for security, redundancy, and performance.
  • Control. The Oasis Platform gives clients full control over their data, processes and costs.
  • Agility. Oasis gives clients affordable access to the technology they need… and want. But they don’t have to deal with licensing, deployment, upgrades or technical troubleshooting.
  • Focus. Oasis does just one thing: legal technology. Oasis is not a full-service vendor, they are hyper- focused on the technology, so its clients can focus on what they do best.

Oasis’s private cloud environment also meets the world’s most demanding qualifications for security: SSAE-16 SOC II, ISO270001 and Privacy Shield.

This stringent oversight provides customers with the confidence that comes from knowing exactly where their data is, exactly who has access to it at any given moment, and how protected it is with backup and disaster recovery.

 “We’re pleased to represent Oasis and the exceptional solutions they develop to support their clients,” enthused Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group. “It is an honor to work with such accomplished professionals. Simply put, Oasis provides technology that improves its clients lives,” she concluded.

Learn more at http://www.oasisdiscovery.com.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP TO SPONSOR, IMPLEMENT NATIONAL
PUBLIC RELATIONS

FOR THE 2017 WORLD FUNDING SUMMIT

November 17 and 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Beverly Hills, CA… With the mission of widening access to capital for small businesses and underserved markets, the World Funding Summit and Expo is set for November 17 and 18 from 8 AM to 7 PM both days at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

As a world-class event that unites disruptive investors with leading financing forces from around the globe since 2012, the event has attracted a stellar line-up of speakers, set to feature numerous interactive workshops & fundraising boot camps and debuts its Capital Expo themed “The Future is Now” featuring multicultural teams, female founders, and champions with impactful businesses.

The World Funding Summit’s agenda covers the most comprehensive and forward-looking list of venture financing tools:

Tracks to be Featured In 2017:

> Accredited Crowdfunding
> ICO/ Blockchain Technology
> Investing Syndicates
> Regulation (Retail) Crowdfunding
> Rewards/Pre-sale Crowdfunding
> Reg A+/Mini IPOs
> Peer to Peer Lending
> Royalty financing
> Royalty Crowdfunding
> Angel Investing
> Corporate VCs
> Early Stage/Micro VCs
> Foreign Capital/EB-5 financing
> Bridge financing
> SBA loans
> Federal grants / “Free Money”
> Liquidity for Startups/Venture Exchanges

Scheduled speakers include top financiers and some of the most forward-looking investors:

  • Mark Suster, Venture Capitalist, Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures
  • Nisa Amoils, Venture Capitalist at Scout Ventures & Angel Investor
  • Kirsten Green, Venture Capitalist, Founder & Managing Director at Forerunner Ventures
  • Rupert Scofield, President and CEO of FINCA International
  • Howard Marks, Co-founder & CEO at StartEngine Crowdfunding/Capital
  • Alan Yong, Co-Founder of DNotes, a Bitcoin alternative digital currency
  • Arthur Lipper, World renowned financier, author, FinTech inventor, and philanthropist
  • Andrew Kyzyk, Vice President & Head of Advisor Relations at OTC Markets Group
  • Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder & CEO of LAToken
  • Eric Bunting, Early-stage investor, Founder & Managing Partner at Overbrook Capital
  • Mona DeFrawi, Founder of InsideVenture (acquired by SecondMarket) and at RADIVATE MEDIA, Inc.
  • Josh Maher, Angel Investor & Author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups
  • Marc Scott Zicree, Leading producer, writer and director
  • Kevin Lamb, Entrepreneur and Film Financier, CEO at Advanced Tissue
  • Vivian Shimoyama, Regional Director, SoCal, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
  • Matthew Helderman, Founder & CEO at BondIt Media Capital
  • Manie Eagar, Chairman at Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC); Founder & CEO at DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D.
  • Jor Law, Co-founder at Homeier Law PC & VerifyInvestor.com
  • Michael Terpin, CEO & Transform Group, top-30 blockchain influencer
  • Richard Kivel, Venture Capitalist and Private Investor, Managing Director of GrayBella Capital
  • Kim Kaselionis, Managing Partner at Breakaway Funding LLC
  • Michael G. Homeier, EB-5 & equity crowdfunding attorney, Founder at Homeier & Law, P.C.
  • Blake Coler-Dark, Chief Investor Relations Officer at FundersClub.com
  • Rick Smith, Venture Capitalist, Co-founder and Managing Director at CrossCut
  • Enzo Villani, CEO & Board Member at Equities.com
  • Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder and Executive Chairman @Grow VC Group, a global fintech holding company
  • Atish Davda, CEO at EquityZen.com
  • David Koepsell, PhD, CEO & Founder of Encrypgen: blockchain genomics via the Gene-Chain
  • Greg Bohlenm, VC, Managing General Partner at Union Grove Venture Partners
  • Xiaocheh Zhang, President at FinTech4Good
  • Ekaterina Dorozhkina, Entrepreneur & Financier, Raised $5M via ICO
  • Barry E James, Co-founder & CEO of TheCrowdfundingCenter.com and CrowdDataCenter.com
  • Celu Ramasamy, Bitcoin Investor, Cryptocurrencies evangelist, Partner at Focus Investments
  • Laurent Ruben, Founder & General Manager at French Accelerator 

“We are excited to celebrate our sixth anniversary in expanded format and proud to be a leading force for helping entrepreneurs and emerging growth ventures to navigate through modern financing options while building the most informed and impactful community on a global scale. I truly believe that real progress happens only through engagement with all vital parts of the financial system and envision that alternative finance will become the new normal - while traditional financiers will embrace what is now called alternative financing tools and fintech,” Victoria Silchenko, the Creator of World Funding Summit, noted. “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate inequality in access to capital so our agenda and Capital Expo reflect our aim to spotlight the most innovative and impactful financing platforms and ventures that would bring inclusivity and help entrepreneurs and next generation financiers to fortify their positive impact,” she continued.

“Victoria Silchenko is a great example of a female entrepreneur raising her own standards every year while inspiring everyone with her clear mission and efforts to make the world a better place. We are thrilled with her continuous progress and are honored to be a conference sponsor since its very first edition,” explained Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Sandro Monetti, a CNN and BBC contributor and television host. The Blaine Group will implement a national public relations campaign to support the Forum as well as serve as a sponsor.

Learn more at www.worldfundingsummit.com.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

DAVE MELTZER, THE QUINTSSENTIAL ENTREPRENEUR’S ENTREPRENEUR

RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP TO IMPLEMENT A NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN

Beverly Hills, CA… Dave Meltzer, the quintessential entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, who has gone from rags to riches to rags to riches in less than 50 years in careers including:

-        technology
-        sports
-        media and entertainment
-        publishing

has retained The Blaine Group to implement a national public relations campaign focused on his numerous business interests.

Meltzer has also just launched a podcast with Entrepreneur Magazine called “The Playbook.” This podcast focuses on the minds behind sports and sports business. From owners of teams to athletes on the field, this podcast will showcase the innovators and entrepreneurs of sports. Click here to subscribe to The Playbook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-playbook/id1271087930?mt=2&ls=1.

Dave is:

  • An award-winning technology pioneer (AMP won a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Mobile Site and Application category at the 15th Annual American Business Awards)
  •  Best-selling Author (Connected To Goodness, 2014; Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business, 2016)
  • Reality show producer and judge (Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, launches this Fall)
  • Entrepreneur Top Five and Forbes Top 10 Keynote Speaker 
  •  Sports marketing executive (partnered with Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon in Sports 1 Marketing)
  • CEO 
  • Media personality
  • Entrepreneur
  • Humanitarian
  • Mentor and business coach
  • Consultant
  • Family man 

“We are honored that The Blaine Group has been selected to support Dave and his remarkable activities. It truly is a privilege to work with and learn from him,” noted Devon Blaine, CEO and President of The Blaine Group.

Learn more about Dave at http://www.davemeltzer.com/david-meltzer-bio.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE WRITER INTERVIEWS INDEPENDENT PUBLICISTS,
THE BLAINE GROUP’S DEVON BLAINE INCLUDED

What Can Go Awry with An Email Interview?

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group’s Devon Blaine was honored to be included in an article in the March, 2017, issue of The Writer headlined PRESS TIME: Can An Independent Publicist Help You Maximize Your Book’s Success?

Five agencies were included in the piece. And, as with anytime five experts are consulted about an area of their expertise, the advice was somewhat similar yet varied significantly.

 “There’s a great deal of good advice in the article. I hope all published authors and those who want to be will benefit from the sage advice of all of us who were quoted in the piece,” Blaine noted.

Press Time

Lesson learned about what can go awry with an email interview… while it makes it nearly impossible to be misquoted, “Anyone who knows me can tell the writer never spoke with me or requested my photo,” explained Devon. “Those who have talked to me or have seen my photo would never refer to me as ‘he,’” she added. “That’s something that never occurred to me but, with a unisex name, I understand how it could happen,” she concluded.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PUBLIC RELATIONS AND NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK

Devon Blaine Will Present at West Hollywood Small Business Builder on July 11

Beverly Hills, CA… Public relations… is it as important to young companies as it is to well established ones? How can they afford it? Can they do it themselves? What about market research?

Entrepreneurs and others will have the opportunity to learn about all of the above from 7 to 9 PM on July 11 at the West Hollywood Small Business Builder meet up held at We Work at 925 North La Brea Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Devon Blaine, the CEO of the award-winning public relations agency, The Blaine Group, who’s often called the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, has headed the company for several decades. It specializes in working with fast-track, emerging-growth companies, or those that want to be, and has managed international crisis situations.

The public is welcome to attend. RSVP at: www.meetup.com/West-Hollywood-Small-Business-Meetup.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

LITTLE BLACK PANT, POWERED BY FITLOGIC™
HAS SELECTED THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR ITS NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS LAUNCH

Beverly Hills, CA... Imagine clothes designed to fit 94.8 percent of all women. Wouldn't that be a dream come true?

It is not a dream. Although it's been Cricket Lee's dream for years. It is now a reality.

It's Little Black Pant, powered by Fitlogic™, the technology behind the brand and, in the past year, embraced by 125,000 satisfied women customers, most who have purchased multiple pairs of pants.

Call it a fitting approach to fashion. Clothes that actually fit the woman. Talk about proof of concept! 125,000 women cannot be wrong.

Fitlogic™ is a patented operating system for apparel, developed by Cricket Lee. Little Black Pant has proven the need for and acceptance of Fitlogic's™ technology. Little Black Pant was the brain child of Cricket's daughter, Natasha Gabrielle, who grew up in the business and has been its creative director for five years. She’s also a master at assessing and styling for different body shapes.

"The Blaine Group is excited to represent Fitlogic™ and its Little Black Pant. Imagine always finding clothes that fit great and look spectacular on you. It is not only possible but also they are available now," enthused Devon Blaine, founder, president, and CEO of The Blaine Group. "I love my little black pants," she added.

Learn more about Little Black Pant at http://littleblackpant.com.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF ADVERTISING?

The Blaine Group Retained for Public Relations and IR Support

Los Angeles, CA... What is the future of advertising? Marketing? Content creation?

According to a recent Forbes article," Influencer marketing will only get bigger. With the rise of ad blockers, the decline in traditional TV viewership, and the steady rise of social media, marketers need to fully embrace influencers in order to get their message heard in 2017 and beyond."

As if in anticipation of this trend, in 2014, Chad Sahley founded Social Bluebook in partnership with Maker Studios alum Sam Michie, with the financial help of long-time friend Steve Heineman, and with veteran social media content creators who were demanding change.

What is Social Bluebook?
Social Bluebook was started by creators for creators in order to bring transparency to influencer marketing and specifically the content creator community. It was designed to simplify and streamline the process of executing influencer marketing for both advertisers and online content creators with the goal to help creators make the money they deserve so they can do what they love.

Validating Social Bluebook's patent-pending technology (provisional patents), Travis Chambers of Chambers Media, a Social Bluebook client, noted, "Social Bluebook Search has literally cut our labor costs by 80 percent and dramatically improved our selection process of influencers."

Thus, it comes as no surprise that, since its inception, Social Bluebook’s user base has grown rapidly. Attracting the likes of Eh Bee family, Shaytards, Furious Pete, Ellie and Jared, and many more; these creators realize the value that Social Bluebook adds to their business. For them, as well as many others, the future is bright.

In 2015, the influencer marketing agency Mediakix estimated the advertising spend on influencer marketing would grow to $500MM. It also projects that the influencer marketing space will grow to $5-10B by 2020. More and more, advertisers are recognizing the power and the cost effectiveness of using social media influencer marketing over other traditional marketing techniques.

“Marketing professionals, including Fortune 500 companies using Social Bluebook, are now realizing there is a tremendous value to teaming up with online video personalities who are drawing millions of viewers with the content they post on platforms like YouTube and Instagram,” said Sahley, CEO of Social Bluebook.

Last month, Social Bluebook announced a Regulation A+ initial public offering. It is open to both accredited and unaccredited investors. Investing in Social Bluebook is an investment in the creative community as well as the future of creator-led marketing.

Social Bluebook was the first to introduce patent-pending valuation formulas for YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs, with more on the way. As of June 2016, over 33,000 social media platforms with an audience reach of over 2.87 billion people and over 400 brands have registered with Social Bluebook and that's growing daily.

The company seeks to raise up to $12 million in its “mini IPO” under Regulation A+. Individuals interested in learning more about the Social Bluebook Regulation A+ investment opportunity can visit http://invest.socialbluebook.com.

The Blaine Group has been retained to support Social Bluebook's equity crowdfunding and will implement a national public relations campaign to do so.

About the Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP SIGNED TO LAUNCH HARESHARE
COMMUNITY-BASED KIDS RIDESHARE APP
DEVELOPED BY A&L MOBILE

Beverly Hills, CA... How many times have you said, "I wish there was an app that__________________?"

That's what technology savvy-entrepreneurs, Lulu Jia and Chong Wang, have been doing since 2012 when Avocado Mobile, https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/avocado-mobile-inc/id573831823, was founded.

Avocado Mobile was founded in 2012 when Lulu attempted to find interesting games to help educate their then three-year-old daughter, YouYou, via iPad. There were all too few such games.

Today, Avocado has had 23 million downloads worldwide; 7.5 million of them in the United States over 1.2 million paid American users. More than 25,000 schools have purchased their apps to date. The target market is children three to 11.

The apps include the products of Joy Preschool Game, https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/joy-preschool-game/id452186536.

  • Joy Land: is organized by all the schools featured and purchased content, and provides learning information and skills based on Common Core States Stands.
  • Little Hippo Learning series: Amazing Shape Puzzle, Amazing Match, Amazing First & Sight Words, Amazing Coins, and Amazing Time.
  • Animal Circus series: ABC Circus, Animal Circus Preschool Games, Circus Math, three Ani 1 word.
  • Little Dinosaurs series: Dino Hospital (Dr. Dino) and Dino Bath & Dress.
  • Pets series: Amazing Cat and Amazing Puppy.

All of the game characters were created and designed by Avocado Mobile and they own the copyrights.

When confronted by the daily reality of juggling the demands of a growing business, a busy lifestyle, and two active children, Lulu Jia and Chong Wang, the founders of Avocado Mobile and the products of Joy Preschool Game, soon had a solution.

These technology savvy entrepreneurs developed an app that creates a safe community rideshare network by connecting parents with parents.

It's called HareShare, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulF6Hc__EtM) and it is a free download, a product of A&L Mobile.

Parents select, via the app, who to ask to transport their children to or from an activity. Ride requests can be sent to multiple contacts at the same time. And the ride provider is compensated with gas money paid via the HareShare app. No need to keep track of who owes whom a favor!

Easy. Fast. Smart. That's HareShare. Learn more at www.hareshare.co. HareShare currently serves Irvine and its surrounding areas and will soon expand to all of Southern California.

A&L Mobile is the classic entrepreneurial case study of people who realize a need, in this case their own, and create a successful business by resolving it.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

FROM THE TRENCH TO THE BENCH DEMYSTIFIES THE LAW
FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND CONSUMERS ALIKE

The Blaine Group Retained to Support National Book Launch

Beverly Hills, CA... Learn everything you have always wanted to know about the legal system but were afraid to ask.

Read From The Trench To The Bench: Navigating the Legal System & Finding Your Spiritual Path Along the Way by Judge Herb Dodell, Waterfront Press, $19.99 soft cover, $9.99 eBook, www.trenchtothebench.com.

"Herb gives back from his more than 50 years in the trenches as an attorney and having presided over more than 6,000 cases on the bench as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem," explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group. "And he does so in such a way that From the Trench to the Bench is an enjoyable read, even if one is not about to spend time in a courtroom."

What do you do if your largest client breaches your contract? Or your insurance carrier acts in bad faith, refusing to honor your claim? Or you have fired a violent employee? How do you protect your employees and your company? Or you've been served with an eviction notice? Or you want to sue someone in Small Claims Court? Or someone is harassing and threatening you?

When do you need a lawyer? How do you find the right one? What questions should you ask? What can you expect from your lawyer?

From the Trench to the Bench is full of real cases and stories that illustrate the concepts used in the courts, thereby putting a human face on the legal system and helping the reader accurately anticipate what to expect.

Learn more at www.trenchtothebench.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

IN EXIT COACH RADIO "ONE MINUTE HIGHLIGHT"
BLAINE ADDRESSES CRISIS MANAGEMENT CONCERNS 

Beverly Hills, CA... While it's been awhile since Exit Coach's Bill Black interviewed The Blaine Group's CEO Devon Blaine about crisis management and crisis planning, her one minute excerpt of advice on the topic lives on.

Go to http://exitcoach.podbean.com/e/promotion-strategies-to-appeal-to-strategic-buyers-1m-devon-blaine to hear more.

Think you are exempt from this issue? That your business will never need a crisis plan? Believe that it will never happen to you?

It's likely that Wells Fargo, Arthur Anderson, and British Petroleum thought so, too.

Rather than allow this concern to keep you awake at night, contact Devon Blaine at devon@blainegroupinc.com or (310) 360-1499 to schedule a complimentary conversation.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

About Exit Coach Radio
The Exit Coach Radio Show and its corresponding website www.ExitCoachRadio.com, is the Information Station for age 50+ business owners who are contemplating their succession and exit planning needs for the next three to 10 years. Host Bill Black, a Certified Exit Planner, interviews eight professional guests each week and all interviews are recorded and archived to the website for listening at any time by interested business owners. Topics include business succession, family business planning, tax and legal strategies, key employee strategies and many others. 20 minute interviews and one minute highlights can be found at the website. The show airs on the following stations: I-95 Sports Net Radio in New Jersey, WLEM in Pennsylvania, WECR-AM in North Carolina High Country Radio, WNFB in Lake City, FL IGLU Internet Radio (app on iTunes and Stitcher), Blogtalkradio.com and the Podcast is at itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/exitcoachradio.com. Come listen for a minute!

 
     

     
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THE BLAINE GROUP HAS BEEN INKED TO SUPPORT
SUSAN G. KOMEN'S 20TH ANNUAL RACE FOR THE CURE® 

Be More Than Pink
Join Us at Dodger Stadium on March 11

Beverly Hills, CA... If you are like most people, you know someone who has had breast cancer. One in eight women, and some men, will have the disease during their lifetime.

Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County is calling on LA County residents to "Be More Than Pink" by supporting its 20th annual Race for the Cure® at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, March 11. You can sign up today by visiting www.komenlacounty.org/race.

Pink is important and, if you ask the Susan G. Komen organization, there’s not enough pink as long as 40,000 women and men continue to die each year in the U.S. from breast cancer. However, pink is more than just a color; it represents the impact that each person is making in the fight against the most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide. Komen also has a "bold goal" to reduce the nation's 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years, by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.

Actress/journalist Samantha Harris will not only be honored as the Survivor of the Year but also will run the certified 10K course. She will also have a team. All of her fans are invited to sign up for it at http://lacounty.info-komen.org/goto/teamsamantha.

This year's race is expected to surpass last year's record of 10,000 attendees and 400 survivors.

 “We are proud to be advocating for the breast health needs of LA County families for two decades, but we have a long way to go before we end this disease entirely. Please join us and support this milestone event through participation and fundraising so we can continue to provide no-cost services to those most in need," explained Mark Pilon, executive director of Susan G. Komen® Los Angeles County.

Susan G. Komen is the only organization that dedicates 75% of net proceeds to the community in which it was raised. The remaining 25% of the net funds raised support Komen’s National Research Program, which is regarded as the most innovative and responsive grant program in breast cancer research.

Many survivors attribute their lives directly to the timely diagnostic services Komen funds and nearly every survivor has benefited from treatments and technology developed through Komen’s research efforts.

"The Blaine Group is honored to represent an organization doing such important work," noted Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group. "I truly hope that everyone will join us at Dodger Stadium on March 11," she added.

To participate, call 310.575.3011 or visit http://komenlacounty.org.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Los Angeles County
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Los Angeles County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen 20th annual Race for the Cure®, Komen Los Angeles County has invested $10,535,590 in community breast health programs in Los Angeles County and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in researchFor more information, call 310.575.3011 or visit http://komenlacounty.org.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
  blaine logo  
  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 9021  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2017  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499 
                                                                                  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

A HOT MESS TO MINDFUL MOM?
DESPITE THAT, ALI KATZ KNOWS
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF MOTHERHOOD

The Blaine Group Inked to Support National Launch
of "Hot Mess to Mindful Mom" Brand

Beverly Hills, CA... Who would brand herself as "A Hot Mess to Mindful Mom"?

"Likely only Ali Katz who has been there, evolved, and is passionate about her mission of helping other women to transform their lives as she has," explained Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group. "We are thrilled to spread her wit and wisdom nationwide," she added.

Her message is resonating with Moms worldwide as her first book, Hot Mess to Mindful Mom: 40 Ways to Find Balance and Joy in Your Every Day, Skyhorse Publishing, quickly became a bestseller.

Ali knows. She's been there. She has two spirited boys, Adam and Dylan, now 11 and 9. She's the voice of every mom saying, "You are not alone."

Ali Katz

Then she shows them how to:

  • Solidify a close relationship with their kids before they hit the teen years
  • Cope with kids that are between the ages of five and 12
  • Stay ahead of consequences and not feel as if they are punishing their kids all the time
  • Stop fighting with their kids and feeling frustrated all the time
  • Create balance between being “Mom” and being YOU
  • Actually enjoy raising their kids
  • Connect with their kids on a deeper level and truly bond
  • Stop yelling all the time!

Ali does so by being an open book. She shares her ideas by sharing her personal experiences. She doesn't pretend that she is perfect - as a mom or a person - but she has spent the last few years becoming stronger in both areas. Her philosophy is that her keen awareness helps her to figure out what doesn’t work. She can choose differently the next time she is in a similar situation, with hopefully better results. This is one of the ways that she has gone from “hot mess” to “mindful mom."

Her advice is "Don’t wait to make the changes in yourself and your home that you have been thinking about forever. Don’t wait because you think it is too hard or it won’t work. Get started today and become the best mom you can be."

Her second book, Get the Most out of Motherhood: A Hot Mess to Mindful Mom Parenting Guide, also published by Skyhorse Publishing, will debut in July.

Learn more at www.hotmesstomindfulmom.com.

About The Blaine Group, Inc.
The Blaine Group specializes in developing and implementing public relations campaigns and marketing strategies as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310.360.1499 and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
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