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  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 27, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE CREATED
TO PROVIDE UNBIASED DATA ON OBAMACARE

The Blaine Group is Retained to Get the Word Out

Beverly Hills, CA…Obamacare will be effective in just a few days. Are you prepared? Or do you have unanswered questions?

Affordable Healthcare Advocate, a 501(c)3, was founded with the mission of presenting an unbiased consumer-based, balanced point of view. Its focus is on implementation issues that will affect both employers and individuals.

It's retained The Blaine Group to assist in getting its message to the businesses and individuals who need information.

"There's so much confusion, misinformation, that we can all use an advocate to work through the maze that surrounds Obamacare," observed Devon Blaine, President, and CEO of The Blaine Group. "Minda Wilson, the founder of Affordable Healthcare Advocate, has undertaken an enormous and essential task. Kudos to her for taking this on!" she concluded.

About Affordable Healthcare Advocate
Affordable Healthcare Advocate strives to provide accurate, non-partisan information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how it will impact individuals and businesses alike. Affordable Healthcare Advocate wants you to become your own affordable healthcare advocate! Join this movement by signing the petition. URL is affordablehealthcarereview.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: November 18, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

ROCK AND ROLL DETECTIVE® PUBLISHING
SIGNS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORT

Beverly Hills, CA…Rock And Roll Detective® Publishing has retained The Blaine Group to assist with the national rollout of The Beatle Who Vanished, by Jim Berkenstadt, Rock And Roll Detective® Publishing, $19.95, soft cover, already an Amazon best seller.

The Beatle Who Vanished is the first historical account of Jimmie Nicol, an unknown drummer whose journey from humble beginnings to saving The Beatles' first world tour was only one part of his legend. Though his 13 days of fame made headlines, the true mystery of Nicol's story is riddled with blacklisting, betrayal, drugs, divorce, bankruptcy and an eventual disappearance that led many to question whether he is dead or alive.

"We are delighted, with this assignment, to be continuing our work with excellent books about the music industry," stated Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group. "Jim's well-researched book is a thrilling read and fills a void in The Beatles history," she noted.

About Jim Berkenstadt
Jim Berkenstadt is the Rock And Roll Detective®. A true Sherlock Holmes, Berkenstadt uncovers the lost history and mysteries hidden within decades of popular music. An international authority on The Beatles, he has co-authored three other books: Black Market Beatles: The Story Behind The Lost Recordings; Nevermind Nirvana; The Beatles Digest; and he edited John, Paul & Me: Before The Beatles. Berkenstadt has consulted to The Beatles and the Estate of George Harrison on numerous film and album projects. He lives in Wisconsin.

About Rock And Roll Detective®
Rock And Roll Detective® Publishing is a division of Rock And Roll Detective®, LLC, and was founded by Jim Berkenstadt in 1991. The company is dedicated to providing consulting, production, publishing, writing, research, social media and content creation for the entertainment industry. Rock And Roll Detective serves film and television producers, record labels, musicians, collectors and museums by locating memorabilia, photos, lost recordings, and providing research and documentation for stories related to popular music and where pop stars have challenges handling their 15 minutes of fame.

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 1, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP INKED BY TEXAS FARM GIRL

Noted Book Publicity Firm Continues Work With Rebecca Crownover

Beverly Hills, CA… Rebecca Crownover has asked The Blaine Group to continue their work with her as she launches her second book, Texas Farm Girl, Mascot Books, $14.95 hardcover, $6.95 eBook, late this year.

Texas Farm Girl is dedicated to the memory of her "PawPaw," Rex Langley, who taught her about farming at an early age and showed her the importance of hard work.  Its pub date is December 2013, just one year after his passing.

Texas Farm Girl is her second children's book in two years.  She previously was an international technology consultant with Accenture and is definitely not your "typical" farmer.  Rebecca has stayed close to her roots.  Originally from the Texas Panhandle, she is a partner in Lone Star Family Farms in the small farming community of Sunray, TX.

"Texas Farm Girl is Crownover's second children's book.  Her first book was inspired by an unfortunate tragic accident that took her husband’s life in an ATV accident that left Rebecca and her two year-old daughter, Acie, searching for answers.  Rebecca began looking for a book that could help young Acie cope with the loss of her father, written at the level of Acie’s understanding.  When she was unable to find any such literature and inspired by both the religious upbringing of her parents and Acie’s heartbreaking questions, Rebecca took pen in hand.  The result was a successful first children’s book, My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus, that has comforted and touched the lives of many children and adults who have suffered a parent’s loss,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

This remarkable woman has additional books in the planning stages.  Learn more about her at www.rebeccacrownover.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: October 2, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP TO SPONSOR THE 2ND ANNUAL
NEXT GENERATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP
& GLOBAL CROWDFUNDING FORUM

Beverly Hills, CA…2nd Annual Next Generation Entrepreneurship & Global Crowdfunding Forum will be held on Friday, November 15 from 9 AM to 7 PM at the JW Marriott Le Merigot, 1740 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

With a theme of "We Connect, We Learn, We Act." speakers for 2013 include a unique mix of extraordinary achievers such as David Seidler, Oscar winner for writing the screenplay "King's Speech;" Jeff McCarthy, managing director of Lending Club; Adam Chapnick, principal at Indiegogo; Korstiaan Zandvliet, co-founder of a world-leading equity based crowdfunding platform Symbid.com and many more.

"If the second conference is as good as the first one was, and I fully expect that Victoria Silchenko, the conference chairperson, who heads Metropole Capital Group, will exceed her initial event, this will be an extraordinary gathering," enthused Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.  "We are thrilled to be participating as a conference sponsor," she added.

"Launched in 2012 on a fundamental belief that access to capital should be equitable and unbiased, our Forum quickly has become Los Angeles's foremost meeting place for the extraordinary thinkers and game-changers.  Our audience includes a unique mix of world-class entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, artists, private investors, leading crowdfunders and foreign government representatives," noted Victoria Silchemko, conference chair and founder of Metropole Capital Group

Learn more at www.metropoleglobal.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: September 10, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

GILMORE BANK HAS TAPPED THE BLAINE GROUP
TO SUPPORT ITS PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP
OF WESTVIEW SCHOOL’S 3rd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

To “Make A Hole Lot Of Difference For Kids”
Event Tees Up At MountainGate Country Club At 9 A.M. On October 21

Beverly Hills, CA… When it came to ensuring that the Westview School would maximize the success of its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on October 21, Platinum Sponsor Gilmore Bank brought The Blaine Group back to augment its efforts.

 “Westview School is an amazing nonpublic, nonprofit school that serves bright students, grades six to 12, with learning differences at its exceptional campus in West Los Angeles.  Gilmore Bank is an extraordinary corporate citizen that gives back to the community it serves and its customers, such as Westview School,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “ We are honored to have been selected to augment this noteworthy endeavor,” she added.

Sponsors, raffle prizes and golfers are sought for the event.  Contact Devon Blaine at 310.360.1499, devon@blainegroupinc.com.

About Gilmore Bank
Gilmore Bank opened for business in 1955. Bank founder, E.B. Gilmore was a legendary entrepreneur who, with his father, A.F. Gilmore, established the largest petroleum company in the western United States, built Gilmore Field baseball stadium, and founded the original Farmers Market.  Still a family owned community bank, they have full-service offices in Los Angeles and La Canada Flintridge, plus a loan production office in Irvine. Gilmore Bank has been granted the status of Preferred Lender by the Small Business Administration.  For more information on Gilmore Bank, visit www.gilmorebank.com.

About Westview School
Established in 1990, Westview School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpublic school serving bright students in grades 6 through 12 with learning differences that benefit from a small, supportive learning environment. It is the mission of Westview School to provide its students with a personalized educational program with individualized instruction, program flexibility within an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. Westview’s unique college preparatory program strives to prepare its graduates to successfully meet the challenges of adult life.  The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools.

For more information: www.westviewschool.com or Facebook at Westview School Los Angeles.

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 and is frequently called on to set up crisis plans or manage crisis situations.  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 21, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

CLARITY WAY HAS SELECTED THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR NATIONAL MARKETING AND
PUBLIC RELATIONS REPRESENTATION

No More Vodka In My Orange JuiceFinding My Path To Clarity, Was Published Last Month

Beverly Hills, CA… No More Vodka In My Orange Juice:  Finding My Path To Clarity, by Justin Daniels, published by Clarity Way, $24.99 hardcover, $14.99 softcover, $9.99 ebook, is his legacy of hope intended to help other addicts on the road to recovery.  Clarity Way has retained The Blaine Group for national public relations and marketing representation.

As someone who has struggled with active addiction, Justin knows that it is possible to recover and find peace.  He’s been able to do this through his own journey, which has included inpatient rehab stays.  With a strong support system and belief in himself, Justin has not only moved forward in his own right, but has inspired others to do the same.

Recovery is an ongoing learning experience.  Unlike Justin's initial rehab attempt, relapse doesn't have to be part of recovery.  The statistics, however, can be frightening... to his knowledge, only six of 25 people who were in rehab with Justin are still alive today.  That's a statistic he intends to change, to ensure that more recovery attempts are successful.

No More Vodka In My Orange Juice is full of passion, personal experience, well-researched data, and inspiration.  Justin Daniels is an articulate, charismatic, and knowledgeable interview.  Speaking with him, it's clear why he's been so successful in business and why he'll continue to be successful on his road to recovery.

"That's why Justin wrote  No More Vodka In My Orange Juice:  Finding My Path To Clarity and why he opened Clarity Way, the first-class, medically-supervised, custom drug treatment and alcohol rehab facility that offers a fresh, compassionate perspective to addiction treatment.  Justin opened Clarity Way in Hanover, PA late in 2007," detailed Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  "It's an important book and a critical mission.  We are pleased to represent Justin Daniels, No More Vodka In My Orange Juice, and Clarity Way," she added.

As Justin explained to a local newscaster the evening of Clarity Way's grand opening, "I've been through rehab.  I'm personally in recovery, and I wanted to create the dream place I wish I could have come through.  I want to use my struggles to help others."

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 31, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

SANIYYAH MAYO SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR NATIONAL AUTHOR'S PROMOTION TOUR
FOR IDENTIFYING & BREAKING THE CYCLE

Beverly Hills, CA… Identifying & Breaking The Cycle, by Saniyyah (Cen Niya) Mayo,

sponsored by GrindFace Apparel, $24.99, softcover, $14.99, ebook and Android app, is a book about courage, especially one woman's courage.

Of the 16 stories/chapters in Identifying & Breaking The Cycle, 14 are part of Saniyyah's past.

Yet Identifying & Breaking The Cycle is not a biography.  Even the names have been changed.  This book is intended to bring hope, inspiration, change, and new beginnings to the lives of others.

While breaking the cycle is a term often used to describe breaking the cycle of physical abuse, emotional abuse or rejection is equally abundant and hurtful... and generally overlooked or ignored.  Identifying & Breaking The Cycle addresses both. 

"Identifying & Breaking The Cycle is an important book, a must read that will positively impact numerous lives," observed Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  "We are proud to be working with Saniyyah." 

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 16, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP GAINS NUTRIFIT

Beverly Hills, CA… NutriFit has retained The Blaine Group for public relations representation of its extensive business interests.

This 25-year-old healthy food company encompasses a customized meal delivery service, educational programs, and a sustainable farm that provides much of the produce used in NutriFit's meals.  Learn more at www.nutrifitonline.com.

"Jackie Keller, NutriFit's founder, is exceptionally knowledgeable about all food, diet and fitness programs," noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  "She's also a celebrity chef, author of Body After Baby, a board certified Professional Wellness Coach, and a member of the Climate Leadership Corps.  A serious recycler (company wide), Jackie drives a Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car and NutriFit's deliveries are made by drivers in Honda Fits," she added.  "We are thrilled to be working with her," Blaine 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: June 21, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

WESTGARTH WINE INVESTMENT BROKERS BRINGS
UNIQUE ASSET CLASS, EXPERTISE TO SOUTHLAND

The Blaine Group Is Selected To Uncork the News

Beverly Hills, CA... Do you invest in fine wines?  No, not to drink.  Rather as an asset in which to invest and make money.

Fine wine offers a sound and lucrative investment.  Wine has a proven history of high capital growth; over the last 10 years it has been one of the best performing asset classes.

"I find it fascinating that while traditional investors have only recently discovered this, collectors have been knowledgeable about wine's profit-making value for hundreds of years.  In fact, shrewd wine lovers have been selling part of their collections as a way of subsidizing their consumption for centuries," noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

The UK market is the global capital of wine investment with London the home of Liv-ex's Fine Wine 100 Index (The London International Vintners Exchange) regarded as the industry benchmark.

Westgarth Wine Investment Brokers launched in Los Angeles last summer with founder Alexander Westgarth bringing his 10 years of experience as a wine investment broker in London to the Southland. 

"We not only are pleased to be working with him but also are learning a great deal," added Blaine.

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, 29, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

SURF'S UP AT THE BLAINE GROUP AS
CROUL PUBLICATIONS SIGNS ON FOR
ONGOING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Just In Time For International Surfing Day, June 20

Newport Beach, CA… Not many entrepreneurs get to live The Endless Summer but Spencer Croul, CEO and founder of Croul Publications is one such.

Since launching the specialty business in 2001, the publishing house has produced an impressive array of beyond-coffee-table-beautiful surfing books.  Titles published to date include hardcover editions of Tom Blake by Gary Lynch and Malcolm Gault-Williams, $70.00; Dale Velzy is Hawk by Paul Holmes, hardcover, $50.00; and Peanuts:  An Oral Biography by Craig Lockwood, $35.00.  Details are available at www.croulpublications.com.

A softcover edition of Tom Blake will be available mid-Summer, Ogden:  The Visionary Art of Bill Ogden, hardcover, will be published late Summer, and a book about Hobie is due out this Fall in time for the holidays.

"Spencer Croul is unique in that he has combined his passion for all things surfing related with his love of the sport and created a successful business.  He's also a surf culture preservationist and co-founder and board member of the Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center," stated Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  "As a result, we are truly enjoying working on this campaign," she enthused.  "Spencer epitomizes the passionate entrepreneur with whom we work most successfully."

About Croul Publications
Croul Publications is a specialty publishing company, dedicated to producing high-quality books and other printed products that are compelling to a niche audience.  Learn more about Croul Publications at www.croulpublications.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, 8, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP SIGNS ON TO THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS

Billy Hayes Inks Agency for National Public Relations Representation

Beverly Hills, CA… Midnight Express, published by CBP, $15.99 softcover, $7.99 ebook, the book that tells the true story of Billy Hayes when he was arrested for drug smuggling in Istanbul in 1970 and sentenced to 30 years in a Turkish prison, is being rereleased on May 20.

Simultaneously, The Midnight Express Letters, also published by CBP, $15.99 softcover, $9.99 ebook, will be released.  These are the letters Billy wrote during his five years of imprisonment.

Billy Hayes and his Midnight Express story continue to be newsworthy, especially as the legalization of marijuana continues to be a hot topic.  It's also the 35th anniversary of the release of the film, Midnight Express.  For all of these reasons, The Blaine Group has been selected to handle national public relations for the Midnight Express and Billy Hayes.  

"Midnight Express was made into an Academy Award-wining movie by Columbia Pictures, released 35 years ago.  It is a classic story of survival and human endurance, told with humor, intelligence and total honesty.  It's no wonder that Billy Hayes, as the focal point of the story, has attracted a strong cult following and is a sought-after inspirational speaker," notes Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

Interestingly, the release of Hayes' books follows on the heels of the Midnight Express opening as a ballet at the London Coliseum in April.

Learn more at www.midnightexpress.tv.

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 26, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

GHOSTWRITERS UNITE!  WORLD'S
FIRST GHOSTWRITERS CONFERENCE
WILL BE HELD MAY 3 TO 5 AT HILTON LONG BEACH

Devon Blaine Will Serve On Panel On State Of The Industry

Beverly Hills, CA… Ghostwriters Unite!, the world's first ghostwriters conference will be held May 3 to 5 at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 701 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA.

Produced by Wambtac Communications, LLC, the weekend starts with a Friday night reception and continues Saturday with panels, author readings, and a limited-seating banquet dinner. Sunday morning wraps up with a "State of the Industry" panel featuring agents, publishers, marketing experts, and other industry insiders.

Speakers include:

  • Dan Gerstein (Gotham Ghostwriters)
  • David Ritz (celebrity ghost)
  • Derek Lewis
  • Eva Shaw 
  • Janice Campbell (NAIWE)
  • Jonathan Kirsch
  • JW Najarian 
  • Karl Alexander (novelist/screenwriter)
  • Libby Harkness (from Australia)
  • Lupa (award-winning novelist)
  • Michael Levin (BusinessGhost.com)
  • Penny Sansevieri (Author Marketing Experts)
  • Tony Horne (from England)
  • Tony Todaro (GLAWS)
  • and many more

The Blaine Group's Devon Blaine will not only serve on the panel on the State of the industry but also will moderate sessions on Ethics, Finding Clients, and Added Value.

Learn more about Ghostwriters Unite! at ghostwritersunite.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.  The firm represents many authors and fast-track, emerging-growth companies.  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 29, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

CFO EDGE SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR
ONGOING PUBLIC RELATIONS OUTREACH

Beverly Hills, CA… CFO Edge, www.cfoedge.com, has selected The Blaine Group for its ongoing public relations activities.

CFO Edge provides interim CFO services to assist Southern California CEOs and CFOs in addressing strategic planning, business management and financial operation challenges.

 “CFO Edge, a leading provider of interim CFO services, is a group of experienced chief financial officers who engage with executives on demand to address strategic and operational financial challenges,” explained Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “The result is that CFO Edge helps companies create, grow and sustain business value,” she added.  “The Blaine Group is pleased to be working with an organization as accomplished as CFO Edge,” Blaine concluded.

CFO Edge:  There is no coincidence that “edge” is part of its name.  As in leading edge, cutting edge, and gaining an edge, all speak to the firm’s commitment to help move its clients to improved positions on the forefronts of their industries.  Learn more at www.CFOedge.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.

About CFO Edge
CFO Edge, LLC is a leading Southern California provider of outsourced CFO services. Based in Los Angeles, it is a group of experienced chief financial officers who engage with CEOs and CFOs on demand to address strategic planning, business management, and day-to-day financial operations challenges.  The firm’s seasoned professionals deliver services as interim CFOs, part-time CFOs, project-based CFOs, recruitment-to-permanent CFOs and interim-to-permanent CFOs.  CFO Edge is passionate about helping its clients create, grow and sustain value.  For more information, visit www.cfoedge.com or call 626.683.8840.

 
     

     
  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 11, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

YOUR FUTURE IS CALLING:  AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW ROADMAP
TO AN AFFORDABLE COLLEGE DEGREE
SELECTS
THE BLAINE GROUP TO SET NATIONAL AUTHOR’S PROMOTION TOUR

Beverly Hills, CA… Your Future Is Calling:  An Easy-to-Follow Roadmap to an Affordable College Degree, by Michael Echols, Ph.D., Human Capital, LLC, $14.95 paperback, $9.95 ebook, has retained The Blaine Group to schedule a national author’s promotional tour to support the book’s launch.  Your Future Is Calling hits the streets on March 22; pub date is July 30.

Your Future Is Calling is targeted at the tens of millions of Americans who have the hope of a better future for themselves and their loved ones through their own higher education.  For those who are holding onto hope for a better future, Your Future Is Calling offers not just a roadmap but also the inspiration, mentoring and important information for readers to achieve success,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are thrilled to have been selected to work with Dr. Echols.  He is an ideal role model and knows whereof he speaks.  Echols is the son of an eighth-grade-educated East Texas pipe-liner.  Not a single member of his family had ever gone to college before him,” she added.

Dr. Echols advocates completing a college degree that fits “who they are” en route to that better future… something as many as 40 million Americans have started to do… and stopped prior to completion.  It’s time for them to resume their education.  Learn more at www.futureiscalling.com and follow his latest thoughts on his blog at www.mikeecholsphd.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: February 20, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

LE PETIT BISTRO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY,
TOASTS 40 YEARS OF PROVIDING FINE DINING IN LOS ANGELES

Friends Of The Blaine Group Are Invited To Toast With Them,
On The House, When They Dine At Le Petit Bistro

Beverly Hills, CA… As you well know, it takes savvy and sophisticated restaurateurs to stay in tune with the pulse of a city such as Los Angeles… and to evolve so that they continue to provide what their customers want.

Witness the establishments that have come and gone through the years.

Yet the Lachkar family, whose Le Petit Bistro on La Cienega is the last of the European restaurants on “the row,” have successfully served Los Angeleans for 40 years… 20 of them at Le Petit Bistro.

They started with La Potiniere on Beverly Blvd. in 1973, opened the Entourage on Third Street in 1978, Cassis on Third Street and Mon Café in Sherman Oaks in 1985, Le Petit Bistro on La Cienega in 1993 and in Sherman Oaks in 1994, La Mer on La Cienega in 1995, and Le Petit Zinc in Brentwood in 2005.

Having shared the Lachkar’s accomplishments with you, this is to suggest that you experience them for yourself.

George Lachkar has generously allowed me to make an offer to friends of The Blaine Group.  Between now and May 1, May Day 2013, everyone who mentions The Blaine Group each time they enjoy dinner at Le Petit Bistro will receive either their first drink or choice of dessert on the house.

You will thoroughly enjoy Le Petit Bistro!

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 31, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

OUTLIVING CANCER:  THE BETTER, SMARTER WAY
TO TREAT YOUR CANCER

SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR
NATIONAL AUTHOR’S PROMOTIONAL TOUR

Beverly Hills, CA…The Blaine Group has been selected to arrange a national author’s promotional tour for Outliving Cancer:  The Better, Smarter Way to Treat Your Cancer by Robert A. Nagourney, M.D., Basic Health Publications, Inc., $18.95 paperback, $9.99 ebook.

When confronting cancer, what you don’t know could save your life.

From reading this informative book, you’ll also learn that cancer doesn’t grow too much, but rather that it dies too little and why that matters.

 “Approximately 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year.  Of those, almost half will be treated with some form of chemotherapy or molecularly targeted agent.  With so many drug choices for each cancer type, it makes sense to have the best information possible for treating this deadly disease,” observed Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are thrilled to have been retained to represent this important work,” she added.

Many years ago, as an oncology fellow, Dr. Robert Nagourney’s lifelong desire to be a healer and a physician had been replaced by his role as an administrator of toxic, ineffective chemotherapies.  He felt like he had made a terrible mistake.  His patients weren’t only dying; he was poisoning them.  He resolved that the remainder of his career would be dedicated to finding better, innovative ways to treat cancer.  By rethinking what cancer is and how it behaves, Dr. Nagourney developed a smarter, more effective way to treat cancer patients and established Rational Therapeutics, a pioneering cancer research institute.

In Outliving Cancer, Dr. Nagourney describes the scientific rationale for his particular approach to cancer medicine… beginning with an interest in cancer as a disease and his good fortune to work with many accomplished researchers along the way.  Readers will come to understand that cancer is not what it once appeared to be, that its management has often been ill conceived and ill applied.  Personalized medicine has come of age for cancer treatment.

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, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP SELECTED BY FIDGET’S FOLLY AUTHOR

TO SET NATIONAL PROMOTIONAL TOUR

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been selected to set up a national author’s promotional tour for Fidget’s Folly by Stacey Patterson, Mountain Press, $18.00, hardcover.

One of the most successful conservation movements in history, the recovery of the American Peregrine Falcon, is the backdrop against which Fidget’s Folly, by Stacey Patterson, Mountain Press, $18.00, hardcover, the second in the author’s trilogy, is set.  Her first book was Fidget’s Freedom. Her URL is www.fidgetbooks.com.

Fidget’s Folly is the epitome of edutainment, fiction that embodies the very meaning of the word. A children’s book that promotes environmental literacy, it is published in cooperation with the Raptor Education Foundation, www.usaref.org.  It was also named as one of the Southwest Books of the Year.

“Patterson combines honest self portrayal with her avocation:  working with birds of prey.  She maintains state and federal permits to practice falconry and volunteers with a local wildlife organization.  She describes herself as impetuous and impulsive, not unlike her heroine falcon "Fidget" who shares her adventures with her brother "Echo"; based on her own good natured, yet long-suffering younger brother who endured Stacey's own childhood foibles and follies. While the main characters are falcons, the sibling relationship will resonate with many readers, whatever life stage they are in now," explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “It’s perfect for kids from four to 80,” she added.

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 Mountain Press
Mountain Press Publishing Company is an independent publisher located in the heart of the Northern Rockies in Missoula, MT.  Best known for its Roadside Geology series of books, Mountain Press has established a reputation for producing quality, non-fiction books on geology, natural history, and Western history for children and general readers.

About Raptor Education Foundation
The Raptor Education Foundation (REF) was founded in 1980 in Denver, CO. It was among the very first non-profit educational organizations in the US to be granted the special permits necessary to use non-releasable raptors for education. Caring for approximately 30 native, non-releasable eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, the Foundation has traveled from Alaska to New York and everywhere in between presenting its award-winning programs. In 1985 REF published the very first coloring book featuring only US raptors, Raptors: The Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls of North America, which is now in its ninth printing. Fidget’s Freedom followed in 2006 and the sequel, Fidget’s Folly was released in October 2012. Using an unforgettable (and fun) combination of sound science, live raptors and a highly-trained professional staff, they educate children of all ages and adults about the wonders of the natural world, promoting “environmental literacy” to every audience they reach.

 
     

     
  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 9, 2013  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP SELECTED BY FIDGET’S FOLLY AUTHOR
TO SET NATIONAL PROMOTIONAL TOUR

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been selected to set up a national author’s promotional tour for Fidget’s Folly by Stacey Patterson, Mountain Press, $18.00, hardcover.

One of the most successful conservation movements in history, the recovery of the American Peregrine Falcon, is the backdrop against which Fidget’s Folly, by Stacey Patterson, Mountain Press, $18.00, hardcover, the second in the author’s trilogy, is set.  Her first book was Fidget’s Freedom.  Her URL is www.fidgetbooks.com.

Fidget’s Folly is the epitome of edutainment, fiction that embodies the very meaning of the word.  A children’s book that promotes environmental literacy, it is published in cooperation with the Raptor Education Foundation, www.usaref.org.  It was also named as one of the Southwest Books of the Year.

 “Patterson combines honest self portrayal with her avocation:  working with birds of prey.  She maintains state and federal permits to practice falconry and volunteers with a local wildlife organization.  She describes herself as impetuous and impulsive, not unlike her heroine falcon "Fidget" who shares her adventures with her brother "Echo"; based on her own good natured, yet long-suffering younger brother who endured Stacey's own childhood foibles and follies. While the main characters are falcons, the sibling relationship will resonate with many readers, whatever life stage they are in now," explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “It’s perfect for kids from four to 80,” she added.

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 Mountain Press
Mountain Press Publishing Company is an independent publisher located in the heart of the Northern Rockies in Missoula, MT.  Best known for its Roadside Geology series of books, Mountain Press has established a reputation for producing quality, non-fiction books on geology, natural history, and Western history for children and general readers.

About Raptor Education Foundation
The Raptor Education Foundation (REF) was founded in 1980 in Denver, CO. It was among the very first non-profit educational organizations in the US to be granted the special permits necessary to use non-releasable raptors for education. Caring for approximately 30 native, non-releasable eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, the Foundation has traveled from Alaska to New York and everywhere in between presenting its award-winning programs. In 1985 REF published the very first coloring book featuring only US raptors, Raptors: The Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls of North America, which is now in its ninth printing. Fidget’s Freedom followed in 2006 and the sequel, Fidget’s Folly was released in October 2012. Using an unforgettable (and fun) combination of sound science, live raptors and a highly-trained professional staff, they educate children of all ages and adults about the wonders of the natural world, promoting “environmental literacy” to every audience they reach.

 
     
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  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 28, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP TO REPRESENT NEW AUTHOR, REBECCA CROWNOVER, AND HER MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS

Beverly Hills, CA… Rebecca Crownover, author of My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus, Mascot Books, $14.95 hardcover, $6.95 ebook, has selected The Blaine Group for national public relations for her first children’s book.

When Rebecca Crownover’s life was upended by the sudden death of her husband and the questions she didn’t know how to answer for their 2-1/2 year-old daughter, Acie, she searched for a book that would help.  When she was unable to find a book written at her daughter’s level of understanding, she decided to write a children’s book.  The result is My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus.

It’s Acie-approved (she’s now five) and market research indicates it skews much older… even adults who have lost a parent find comfort reading My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus.

 “Rebecca Crownover is a remarkable woman, as strong and resilient as you’d expect of a native of the Texas Panhandle,” noted Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “For her, this life-altering accident significantly strengthened the value of family and all other relationships.  While this is Rebecca’s first book… it won’t be her last.  My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus has spawned a second career for her.  While she’ll continue her work as a partner in Lone Star Family Farms, she is also in the planning stages of additional children’s books,” she concluded.

Learn more at www.rebeccacrownover.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: November 7, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

DEVON BLAINE NAMED BOOK PUBLICIST OF THE YEAR
RECEIVES HONOR AT BOOK PUBLICISTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT

Beverly Hills, CA… Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group, was honored as Book Publicist of the Year at the Book Publicists of Southern California annual awards event held October 18 at the Sportsman’s Lodge.

Blaine received the award specifically for the international campaign The Blaine Group waged on behalf of Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski, Alfred Music Publishing, $24.99, hardcover; $19.99 - $24.99, ebook.  In the past nine months, Ken Scott has had more than 150 exposures:  interviews, reviews, book signings, speaking engagements, etc., including coverage in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, on WGN, ABC, NBC, events at the GRAMMY Museum, The Beatle Fest and more… in short, a wildly intensive and effective campaign. 

However, the body of excellent work her agency, The Blaine Group, has implemented through the years, was also referenced representing four best sellers:  Nice Girls Do:  And You Can, Too, by Dr. Irene Kassorla; On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors, by J. Patrick Wright; Meg, by Steve Alten; and Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About, by Kevin Trudeau.

Additionally, On Purpose Magazine’s JW Najarian recently conducted an interview with Devon about The Blaine Group’s work with authors and many other topics.  Listen to it at

http://onpurposemagazine.com/2012/10/31/devon-blaine-socal-publicist-of-the-year-on-professional-pr-and-crisis-intervention/.

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, primarily for fast-track, emerging-growth companies and authors.   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 17, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

PERSONALIZED TREATMENT FOR LUNG CANCER COMES OF AGE
NEW CLINICAL STUDY DOUBLES RESPONSE RATE
IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED LUNG CANCER

The Blaine Group Retained To Support The Study’s Publication In AntiCancer Research

Beverly Hills, CA… Personalized treatment for lung cancer has come of age, just in time for November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month and just a few weeks after the largest cancer research center in the U.S. announced that we are still several years away from reducing the death rate for some of the most common forms of cancer.  Yet a study published in the October 8 issue of Anticancer Research brings us a step closer to that goal today. 

According to the results of a Phase II clinical trial conducted by a team of investigators at Rational Therapeutics and the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute, clinical response in advanced lung cancer is doubled using a laboratory test that matches patients to effective therapies. This establishes that significant improvements in cancer outcomes are available now.

The article, titled “Functional Profiling to Select Chemotherapy in Untreated, Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” describes results achieved in patients who received first-line chemotherapy based on their individual ex-vivo analysis.  

 “Medical oncologists have long pursued methods than can match patients to available therapies,” said Dr. Robert Nagourney, lead investigator.  “This study confirms the ability of a laboratory test to accurately predict drug activity for individual patients.”

Using only FDA-approved, standard lung cancer drugs available to all oncologists, this process of laboratory selection provided a 64.5 percent response rate – more than double the national average of 30 percent (p = 0.00015), well established in medical literature. More importantly, the median overall survival of 21.3 months was nearly two-fold longer than the best results of 13.5 months reported for non-assay based standard treatments. Strikingly, among the Stage IV (metastatic) patients, there are several who remain alive approaching eight years since diagnosis.

 “The Blaine Group is honored to have been selected to support Rational Therapeutics in communicating the results of their groundbreaking work,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  We look forward to a long-term and meaningful business partnership with Dr. Nagourney and his exceptional team.”

About Rational Therapeutics

Rational Therapeutics is a pioneering cancer research institute that specializes in the “functional profiling” of human tumors through the application of a laboratory platform known as the Ex-Vivo Analysis of Programmed Cell Death (EVA-PCD®). Using human tumor microspheroids isolated directly from surgical specimens, these scientists measure which drugs, combinations and new targeted therapies can induce cell death (programmed cell death, one form of which is apoptosis). This process eliminates the “One Size Fits All” administration of cancer treatments enabling physicians to provide truly personalized cancer care.

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 9, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

COUTURE INKS THE BLAINE GROUP TO BRING
THE RIGHT BRANDS TO ITS RUNWAY

Designer Collections Will Be Featured
At Hollywood’s First Fashion-Inspired Club
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Couture, Hollywood’s first fashion-inspired nightclub, has selected The Blaine Group to assist in bringing the right brands to its 24-foot-long raised Catwalk runway.

Opening on Friday, October 26, Couture, located at 1640 North Cahuenga Blvd., will host recurring fashion shows as well as provide both display and purchase areas for related items.

 “Envision designer collections, apparel and related manufacturers and boutiques showcasing their new lines in a sophisticated club environment… that’s Couture,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

 “Think:

  • Apparel, both women’s and men’s
  • Lingerie
  • Accessories
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Eyeglass frames
  • Cosmetics
  • Fragrance
  • Hair care products

And you’ve got it!” she explained.

Couture will be open three nights a week from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M.  Designer events will begin earlier.  Full bar and bottle service are available as well as a fabulous menu from The Six restaurant which is open from noon to 2 A.M.  URL is www.couturelosangeles.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:  September 5, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

GILMORE BANK HAS TAPPED THE BLAINE GROUP
TO SUPPORT ITS PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP
OF WESTVIEW SCHOOL’S 2ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

To “Make A Hole Lot Of Difference For Kids”
Event Tees Up At MountainGate Country Club At 9 A.M. On October 1

Beverly Hills, CA… When it came to ensuring that the Westview School would maximize the success of its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on October 1, Platinum Sponsor Gilmore Bank brought The Blaine Group in to augment its efforts.

 “Westview School is an amazing nonpublic, nonprofit school that serves bright students, grades six to 12, with learning differences at its exceptional campus in West Los Angeles.  Gilmore Bank is an extraordinary corporate citizen that gives back to the community it serves and its customers, such as Westview School,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “ We are honored to have been selected to augment this noteworthy endeavor,” she added.

Sponsors, raffle prizes and golfers are sought for the event.  Contact Devon Blaine at 310.360.1499, devon@blainegroupinc.com.

About Gilmore Bank
Gilmore Bank opened for business in 1955. Bank founder, E.B. Gilmore was a legendary entrepreneur who, with his father, A.F. Gilmore, established the largest petroleum company in the western United States, built Gilmore Field baseball stadium, and founded the original Farmers Market.  Still a family owned community bank, they have full-service offices in Los Angeles and La Canada Flintridge, plus a loan production office in Irvine. Gilmore Bank has been granted the status of Preferred Lender by the Small Business Administration.  For more information on Gilmore Bank, visit www.gilmorebank.com.

About Westview School
Established in 1990, Westview School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpublic school serving bright students in grades 6 through 12 with learning differences that benefit from a small, supportive learning environment. It is the mission of Westview School to provide its students with a personalized educational program with individualized instruction, program flexibility within an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. Westview’s unique college preparatory program strives to prepare its graduates to successfully meet the challenges of adult life.  The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools.

For more information: www.westviewschool.com or Facebook at Westview School Los Angeles.

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, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

WHAT’S YOUR MO?

Beverly Hills, CA… What’s your MO?  That’s the question mo.com helps to answer for entrepreneurs.

Mo.com believes that small business is a big deal.

So does Devon Blaine, founder, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  That’s why she’s often referred to as “The Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur.”

As a result, it was logical for Blaine to be interviewed by mo.com recently.

If you are interested in knowing:

  • Is it ever a good idea for a company to do their own PR?
  • How can a business determine if it should have a crisis management plan in place?
  • What should our readers really be focusing on to build their business?
  • What are some tips for succeeding in a recession by marketing?

you can read her interview at http://www.mo.com/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:  July 27, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP “GOES HOLLYWOOD”
WITH TOURIFIC ESCAPE’S SITES & BITES™ HOLLYWOOD TOUR

Beverly Hills, CA… As TOURific Escapes turns two-years old, the company has selected The Blaine Group for ongoing international public relations support.

 “If you are a local, you may think that you know Hollywood inside out.  However, even natives like me will learn something new from tour director and co-founder Trish Procetto,” notes Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “If you want to experience all that Hollywood has to offer, TOURific Escape’s Sites & Bites™ Hollywood Tour is the best way to do so… in just four hours and for only $99,” Blaine added.

You’ll learn about screen and music icons including Errol Flynn, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Robert De Niro, Demi Moore, Tom Cruise, John Ritter, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Sonny & Cher and others.

While visiting Hollywood Blvd. and the Walk of Fame, the Sunset Strip, trendy Melrose Avenue, and the Hollywood sign, you’ll enjoy four to six fabulous food tastings while learning about the area’s celebrity chefs’ and other well-known restaurants.

Tour director and co-founder Trish Procetto ensures a special adventure for a maximum of 12 guests per tour.

About TOURific Escapes
TOURific Escapes was founded by Trish Procetto and Matt Rubenstein, two Los Angeles natives with a passion for travel, food and fun.  In fact, this newly married couple exchanged their wedding vows on a glacier in Alaska!  Trish and Matt have traveled the world, individually and together, and have been fortunate enough to take in many great sights and experiences.  But they agree, there is nowhere else they’d rather live than the great city of Los Angeles.  With so many different neighborhoods, there is never a shortage of new places to explore.  And the excitement and glamour of Hollywood was a natural place to start!

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 20, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

PFL TRANSMEDIA RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR ONGOING NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS

Beverly Hills, CA… PFL Transmedia has retained The Blaine Group to implement an ongoing national public relations campaign as the company positions to launch its new genre of interactive digital content, a FragFilm™, under the brand name, PopFictionLife.

“If you’ve wondered where the film industry is headed as it converges with technology, you’ll have your answer when you learn about PFL Transmedia.  The company is positioned to be as disruptive to the film industry as iTunes to the music industry and as indispensable for sharing and discovering video as Instagram is for photos,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

A PopFictionLife FragFilm delivers engaging entertainment for the hyper-interactive generation that is no longer content to passively watch content but rather seeks to engage at a deeper level in collaboration with friends on social media.  Overwhelmed with vast quantities of low-quality user-generated video, they expect content quality that was previously available only at high-priced movie theatres.

“Who better to deliver the solution than the co-founders of PFL Transmedia, award-winning Hollywood director Brett Leonard (Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity, T-Rex:  IMAX 3D) and high-tech and international entrepreneur Christopher Creber.

Learn more about PFF Transmedia at www.popfictionlife.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 31, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

DEVON BLAINE WILL ADDRESS MARKETING SESSION
OF ACCELERATOR+INCUBATOR+MENTORING (AIM)
AT USC GREIF CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES

Beverly Hills, CA… Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group, has been set to address a marketing session of Accelerator+Incubator+Mentoring (AIM) at USC Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

 “Marketing to Prospective Customers and Investors” will be the July 25 topic.

AIM is a 10-week workshop for students and recent alumni to develop their business plans.  While 45 companies applied, it is anticipated that 25 will participate with six using campus facilities to incubate their businesses.

Andrea Belz, President of Belz Commercialization Consulting Group and author of The MacGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course:  Product Development, is responsible for launching the program.  Learn more about her at www.belzconsulting.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 8, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING ENLISTS THE BLAINE GROUP
TO ASSIST WITH JUNE 6 RELEASE OF ABBEY ROAD TO ZIGGY STARDUST

Beverly Hills, CA… As it celebrates its 90th anniversary, Alfred Music Publishing, the world’s largest educational music publisher, has enlisted The Blaine Group to assist with the June 6 release of Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust, the official chronicle of the recording engineer that shaped the sounds loved by generations, by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski, Alfred Music Publishing, $24.99, hardcover.

June 6 is a significant date for music fans worldwide.  It’s the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first recording session at Abbey Road Studios and the 40th anniversary of the release of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

Co-author Ken Scott was one of the five engineers for The Beatles and he produced that seminal Bowie release… and so much more.  Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust chronicles Scott’s amazing career.  He has worked with a who’s who of classic rock acts including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes and Missing Persons among many others.  Ken has also played a big part in the world of jazz, being the first to integrate a more powerful rock sound into the genre via albums by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, Jeff Beck and Stanley Clarke.  Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust is peppered with both provocative and humorous anecdotes and technological techniques to satisfy the most ardent fans and industry insiders alike.

Ken’s co-author, Bobby Owsinski, is a talented music industry veteran and prolific writer… Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust is his 16th book.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to work with Alfred, Ken, and Bobby on this exciting project,” enthused Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “And, the way interview requests are pouring in from around the globe, Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust will be as successful as it is historic,” she added.

About Alfred Music Publishing
Alfred Music Publishing is the world's largest educational music publisher.  Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred's home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world, including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the UK.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications-from methods like Alfred's Basic Guitar, Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone magazine, and Billboard.

In addition it its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.  To learn more, go to www.alfred.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: April 20, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

O’RRELL/ACOSTA SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR
BRANDING, POSITIONING, MESSAGING, PUBLIC RELATIONS

Beverly Hills, CA… O'rrell/Acosta Inc. has selected The Blaine Group for branding, positioning, messaging and ongoing public relations to support the launch of its enterprise platform SKINMETRO™ and patent pending SKINEXPERT™ skin analysis and product recommendation software.

“SKINMETRO’s SKINEXPERT skin analysis algorithm, based on 40 years of Harvard dermatology skin analysis science, will forever change the experience consumers have at luxury brand retail skin care counters, bonding them to the brands whose sales associates use it,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “It’s about time!” she added.

SKINMETRO will launch next month as a corporate sponsor of the beauty industry's most prestigious semi-annual event, Women's Wear Daily Beauty CEO Summit, May 14 to 16 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. Sign up to receive updates at skinmetro.com/mobi.

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 28, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

PROTECTING YOUR BRAND AND IMAGE:  REPUTATIONAL RISK
MANAGEMENT IS TOPIC FOR LA CEOS APRIL 5 MEETING

Beverly Hills, CA… LA CEOs will hear from Devon Blaine, The Blaine Group’s president and CEO, on the topic of Protecting Your Brand and Image:  Reputational Risk Management on April 5.

“Business, politicians, sports figures, nonprofits, and celebrities alike should have a crisis public relations plan because, sooner or later, they’re apt to need to activate it,” Blaine notes.

She so strongly believes in being prepared because, “I’ve seen what happens when a crisis hits and there has been no advance planning.  Consider BP, Herb Cain, Penn State, Acorn and Lindsay Lohan,” she adds.

That’s why The Blaine Group worked with a risk manager to develop a Reputational Risk Management Solution Product.

Blaine’s interactive presentation is likely to answer questions such as:

  • What are the keys to crisis management?
  • What should you do now to minimize the impact of a crisis?
  • How can you prepare for a crisis in your company?
  • What elements are included in a Reputational Risk Management Solution Product?
  • How can you test your crisis plan?
  • What are some of the classic mistakes companies make?
  • Why are there so many crises in the news these days?

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 12, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

thinkASG, AN AWARD WINNING IBM PREMIER PARTNER RETAINS
THE BLAINE GROUP TO LAUNCH PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN

Beverly Hills, CA… thinkASG, a Premier IBM Solution Provider since 1994, has selected The Blaine Group to launch a public relations campaign for the Irvine, CA-headquartered consultative integrator.

thinkASG was recently recognized with an IBM Growth Leadership Award for 2011 (Fast Track), IBMs Competitive Leadership Award and as a finalist for an IBM Beacon, Best Competitive Solution, all at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2012 in New Orleans, LA.  

“This trifecta of acknowledgment stems from the strong sales growth specifically fueled by earning business at commercial enterprises that had not historically worked with IBM technologies.  In all cases, this success came from the way that thinkASG was able to construct solutions with an acute focus on cost efficiency.  Specific victory was accomplished in fortune 50 ‘blue chip’ North American enterprises where the manufacturer leveraged thinkASG as the tip of the spear to converting IT allegiances to their favor,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

“At thinkASG, we get paid to think of ways for firms to save money through IT solutioning. We understand that the CFO in today's commercial enterprise is focused on cost containment and mitigation.  Engage us and we will find ways to reduce the IT spend.” explained CEO, David Browning.

About thinkASG
thinkASG is a 17-year-old consultative integrator based out of Southern California.  They have been assisting firms in doing more with less as well as protecting and leveraging their IT investments, with a broad expanse of reference cases across scale and industry.  The people and processes that approach integrating IT solutions, with a focus on creating measurable value, has been a core principle of how thinkASG has approached the marketplace since formation.  thinkASG has unique and highly skilled engineering resources with decades of experience backed by a tried and true process for approaching business solutioning with a project management discipline.  The firm also operates an Innovation Center expressly designed for the client to utilize for demonstration, proof of concept, benchmarking and skills transfer.  In short, thinkASG takes seriously the ""value" in value added integration.  Learn more at www.thinkasg.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: February 14, 2012  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

DEVON BLAINE TO ADDRESS BRANDING
AT TCVN’S FEBRUARY FORUM

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group’s president and CEO, Devon Blaine, will participate on a panel on “How to Network to Raise Capital and Revenues” at the Tech Coast Venture Network at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, 2040 Main Street, Second Floor, Irvine, CA on Thursday, February 23.  Registration begins at 6 P.M., program starts at 6:30 P.M.

Co panelists will be Mark Mitchell of the Tri Tech Small Business Development Center and Barbara Seymour Giordano, an executive communications coach.  Ash Kumra, chairman and co-founder of DesiYou will moderate.

Attendees may register at http://tcvnfeb2012forum-eorg.eventbrite.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 20, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP’S DEVON BLAINE
TO BE INTERVIEWED ON “STARS OF PR”

Beverly Hills, CA… Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group, will be interviewed at 7 A.M. PST on Thursday, February 23 by Voice of America’s “Stars of PR” talk show personality, Cindy Rakowitz.

Crisis planning and crisis management as it relates to reputational risk management and crisis public relations will be their topic.  You can tune in at www.voiceamerica.com.

This should prove to be an informative hour as both Cindy and Devon are experts in this arena.  Cindy co-authored the definitive book on the subject with Alan B. Bernstein, Emergency Public Relations-Crisis Management in a 3.0 World.  It will be released March 2012.

The Blaine Group has been brought in on many crisis assignments; the most high-profile one involved the pet food crisis.  As a result, The Blaine Group advocates planning in advance and has worked with a risk manager to develop a Reputational Risk Management Solution Product.

The show will be available to download in perpetuity through Voice America’s website.

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: December 20, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

WAMBTAC COMMUNICATIONS, THE BOOK INDUSTRY EXPERT,
SIGNS WITH THE BLAINE GROUP FOR MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS

Beverly Hills, CA… Want to write a book?  Learn to be a ghostwriter?  Wambtac Communications is the expert resource and the company has retained The Blaine Group to support its national marketing and public relations outreach.

There are 200 million Americans, 81 percent of the population, who want to write a book, many of them professionals for whom the book will serve as a calling card for rest of their career.  Yet the blank page, time constraints, competing priorities can be daunting… and a professional ghostwriter may be the solution.

With the publishing industry in a state of flux, they not only need help with writing and editing their books but also with guidance about publishing options.

Displaced writers and editors also need retraining to be able to make a living in an environment where the Internet has positioned everyone with an opinion as an unpaid writer.

“After ghostwriting more than 115 books over the last 20 years and training 30+ certified ghostwriters, Claudia Suzanne, CEO and founder of Wambtac Communications, www.wambtac.com, has the solution to all of the above.  She’s also the author of This Business of Books:  A Complete Overview of the Industry From Concept Through Sales, which is the most complete single-volume book-industry reference, an indispensable tool for aspiring authors, teachers, industry professionals, and explains what every author needs to know about concept, writing, editing, submissions, publishing, distribution, marketing, promotion and sales, editorial-service providers, and publishing contracts,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

About Wambtac Communications
Wambtac Communications satisfies the full spectrum of public and industry literary needs:  creation, education, and publishing.  Learn more at www.wambtac.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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Public Relations Expert Provides Crisis Management Tips

Terry CorbellBy Terry Corbell
The Biz Coach
Nov. 30, 2011

Appearances count. But universities, presidential candidates and businesses have all demonstrated a lack of awareness about good public relations. Given their significant status, we would expect them to exhibit world-class PR expertise in their crises.

But that’s not the case. Best practices in crisis management have been practically non-existent.

Consider these examples:

  • Penn State and Syracuse – their sexual abuse scandals
  • Herb Cain’s responses to the sexual harassment accusations
  • Rick Perry – his meltdown after a fast start in which he seemed invincible
  • Bank of America’s controversial debit-card pricing fee, which prompted countless Americans to switch to community banks and credit unions, and a downgrade in the bank’s credit rating
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California is facing multiple lawsuits as a result of policyholder perceptions of predatory increases in healthcare premiums and deductibles

Undoubtedly, in each situation, they would benefit from expert PR counsel.

“Businesses, politicians, sports figures and celebrities should all have a crisis plan because, sooner or later, they’re apt to need to activate it,” says noted PR expert Devon Blaine. “If that need never arises, at least they were prepared in case it did. There’s no harm in being a good Scout!”

Ms. Blaine has been the president and CEO of The Blaine Group, Inc. in Los Angeles since 1975. She has countless successes. So when she talks, clients listen and profit.

First step – preparation
“We’ve all seen what happens when people are not prepared,” she asserts. “Herb Cain is the perfect example. And he had a 10-day heads up prior to the Politico article coming out! Most people don’t have that advantage.”

She says even with a crisis plan, there are important financial considerations.

“…even if a crisis ends up being well managed despite the lack of advance preparation, managing the situation is needlessly more costly than it would have been had plans been made in advance,” Ms. Blaine explains. “The quality of the response may also suffer.”

She advises against complacency.

“Everyone believes that it will ‘not happen to me,’ but it can…and does…even to extremely small businesses such as our client that imported all of the wheat gluten from China that was used in every recalled pet food product a few years back,” she cites as an example.

“Had they had a crisis plan prepared which identified the vendors needed to mitigate risk, i.e., FDA attorney, crisis public relations firm, other legal counsel, etc., before they needed all of the above on an emergency basis, they would have paid a small consulting fee in advance and been ready rather than retaining all of the above on a last-moment, already-into-the-crisis emergency basis at top billing rates.”

Here are her excerpted answers to my crisis-management questions:

Q: What are the keys to crisis management?

A: There are many, for example:

  • Knowing what the potential crises could be
  • Planning and preparing in case the unthinkable should occur
  • Knowing who does what
  • Ensuring that the “chain of command” is known and adhered to in their office
  • Having a trained spokesperson who will address the media
  • Knowing what media to outreach to so that you are proactive rather than reactive
  • Ideally, having an ongoing positive media campaign in place, based on the theory that the best defense is a strong offense…if your business is viewed as a good corporate/community citizen, a crisis will harm the business less, and perhaps not at all

Q: How do you suggest preparing for crises in business?

A: Ideally the management team will brainstorm what they believe could go wrong in the business and then bring in a professional risk manager and crisis public relations person to brainstorm with them. A walk through the facility will also identify other potential trigger points, i.e., doors that are left open and provide access to the company’s computer server, to other sensitive data, to products where quality control is essential, etc.

Q: How do you suggest preventing a crisis?

A: Conducting business in a prudent fashion is always the best way to prevent a crisis, however, there are issues beyond your control that can go awry, i.e., buying product from a manufacturer that operates with less than optimum ethics, importing toys that are decorated in China with paint that is toxic to humans, etc… unless you have control over each part of the process, there’s room for error. Visiting your vendor before doing business with them can help to control this but does not 100 percent ensure that you’ll not encounter a problem later.

Q: In the event of a crisis, what are best business management practices?

A: Openness with the press and honesty are the best practices. Sometimes issuing a “controlled statement” is the best way to proceed, especially when management needs to focus on resolving the problem rather than being available to the press 24/7. It also prevents the possibility of a “burnout moment” and guards against a response that is not empathetic… as we saw in the recent oil spill crisis. Absolutely never respond with “no comment.” It is better to say “we are aware of the situation and we are looking into it,” which gives no more information yet sounds caring, concerned, involved, active and responsive rather than evasive.

Q: What are your suggestions for testing your crisis plan?

A: In an ideal world, your management team will work with a crisis planning team such as that which The Blaine Group offers with its Reputational Risk Management Solution Product and avail itself of the opportunity to have key management roll up its sleeves and “play” a board game where a crisis is enacted and everyone plays out their role. We recommend this be done on a quarterly basis to ensure that everyone stays fresh. It is also a good idea for your spokespeople to be trained and for there to be “refresher” sessions every few months.

Q: What should be done PR-wise immediately following a crisis?

A: See the response above regarding best business management practices. And, more important, think about what should be done before a crisis, i.e., being a good corporate citizen and making sure that you’re acknowledged as such in an ongoing positive corporate communications campaign.

Q: What should be done during the crisis aftermath?

A: See best business management practices above. Also, ensure that there is a steady stream of information released as you have answers to the situation that occurred.

Q: What should be done once a crisis has ended?

A: If there has been a problem with one of the company’s products or their product has caused their customers problems, there’s an opportunity to generate goodwill by setting up a program that not only ensures this won’t happen again but also instructs their customers in how to handle such a crisis. Be certain to communicate that all underlying issues have been addressed.

Resource link: Ms. Blaine’s Web site.

(Note: I’ve been very familiar with the expertise of Ms. Blaine since 2004. She is a fellow member of Consultants West, www.consultantswest.com, a roundtable of veteran consultants in the Los Angeles area.)

From the Coach’s Corner, Ms. Blaine also explains the secrets to marketing success in recessions.

“If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on public relations.”

-Bill Gates

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Columnist Terry Corbell is also a business-performance consultant and profit professional. Click here to see his management services (many are available online). For a complementary chat about your business situation or to schedule Terry Corbell as a speaker, why don’t you contact him today?

 
     

     
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HUMANS VERSUS ZOMBIES, 
RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP TO SUPPORT ITS
NOVEMBER 11 THEATRICAL RELEASE

Beverly Hills, CA… Humans Versus Zombies, the movie, is based on the live action

role-playing game of the same name.  Its cult-like following has spread quickly to over 650 college campuses worldwide after its creation by Brad Sappington and Christopher Weed at Goucher College in 2005.

Studio 3 Entertainment, LLC, and Phoenix Group Releasing has partnered with distributor, Panorama Entertainment and will debut HvZ, the movie, in 12 cities nationwide in a limited theatrical run on November 11.

The Blaine Group has been retained to support this theatrical launch in Houston, TX;  Gainesville, FL; Iowa City, IA; Lafayette, IN; St. Louis, MO; Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX; Tampa, FL; Baltimore, MA; Cape Girardeau, MO; Greensboro, NC;  Bryan-College Station, TX; and Madison, WI. and the events connected to them at OSU, University of Missouri, University of Florida, University of Iowa, Purdue, and numerous high schools.

“This is a project with which we’ll have great fun,” enthused Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “It’s all too rare that we have the opportunity to work with highly creative people and college students.  What a treat!” she concluded.

The film stars Madison Burge as Tommi, Melissa Carnell as Amanda, Frederic Doss as Frank, Chip Joslin as Brad, Jonah Priour as Danny, Jesse Ferraro as James, Rheagan Wallace as Cindy, and Christine Quinn as Megan.  Other cast members include Derek Babb, David Blackwell, Larry Jack Dotson, Matthew Downs, Ali Faukner, David Harrod Jr. Taylor Kowald and Chris Nolan.

HvZ, the movie, was directed by Brian T. Jaynes

Distributed theatrically by Panorama Entertainment, you may view promotional trailers of HvZ at http://www.hvzthemovie.com/#!trailers

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/HVZMOVIE

About Humans vs. Zombies, The Game

Humans vs. Zombies was invented at Goucher College in 2005.  The game spread virally across the internet as students first gained access to Facebook, and told their friends from home about the game.  Today, HvZ is played at over 650 colleges and universities across the world, as well as high schools, military bases, summer camps, and public libraries.  Students have spread HvZ all over the world and it truly has universal appeal.  Many players report that HvZ is one of the most meaningful experiences of their lives.  The game creates deep bonds between players, instantly removing social boundaries by forcing players to engage as equals and cooperate for their survival.

http://humansvszombies.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: October 17, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

FUNDING OR MARKETING;  FISH OR CUT BAIT
TO BE DISCUSSED AT LA TECHNOLOGY WEEK

Los Angeles, CA…”Funding or Marketing:  Fish or Cut Bait” is just one of the thought provoking and instructive panel discussions set to take place during the main event of the Los Angeles County Technology Week.

This topic will be discussed starting at 11:05 AM on Thursday, October 20 at the Business Technology Center located at 2400 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001.

Andrea Belz, author of The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course:  Product Development, (McGraw-Hill, 2010) thought leader and trusted advisor in technology management and effective leadership who has collaborated with groups including Cal Tech, JPL, GE and many leading investment groups in Southern California, will moderate this panel.  Panelists include, in alphabetical order:

Devon Blaine is CEO of The Blaine Group.  Blaine’s background with technology companies of all types includes overseeing implementation of an award-winning international financial, trade and consumer public relations effort for STAAR Surgical Company and national campaigns conducted for Greystone Technology, Decision Sciences Corporation, EON Reality, QD Technology, eRadlink, NuWay Medical, SynData Technologies, and others.  18 years in LAVA and three time past president of the organization. 

Sally Falkow, CEO of MeritUs Social Media, has been building brand strategies for companies and individuals for over 20 years.  She has translated her communication and PR skills to the Internet and is now considered to be an expert in social media:  blogs, RSS feeds and content syndication.

John R. Nelson, Managing Director at California Capital Partners, has 30+ years of executive experience in tech industries and venture capital management.  Career roles in entrepreneurial enterprises and Fortune 500 corporation; serves on Boards of Directors; responsible for financing matters and investor relations; tactical financing with focus on technology industries, emphasis on biomedical, communications, software.

Limor Schafman is President of Keystone Tech Group, based in both Washington DC and California.  Technology transfer expert internationally.  She’s been invited repeatedly to speak, moderate, keynote and report at many tech conferences.

About the Business Technology Center
The Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County (BTC) is one of the largest and best business innovation incubators focused on early stage high technology companies. The BTC provides targeted growth companies with the resources and community to achieve their goals. Simply stated, the BTC is “Where success starts here.”

 
     

     
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TRIBUTE INTERNATIONAL TAPS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVITIES

Beverly Hills, CA… Tribute International has selected The Blaine Group for marketing communications activities related to its audio book, Van Gogh’s Struggle & Success, and feature film, After Vincent, and Broadway musical, Vee

Tribute International was founded to pay tribute to people who dared to make a difference, who forever changed the world through their belief, passion, focus and persistence.  Van Gogh is the first of a number of icons on which Tribute International will focus.

“Visionary entrepreneur, Diederick van Eck, the person behind Tribute International, while he doesn’t yet realize it, is the type of person to which his company pays homage.  His life-long, successful track record is one of extraordinary success from international private banker to founder of the exceptionally inventive and profitable stage musical, Soldier of Orange, which more than 400,000 people attended in its first year.  Subsequent to that, he produced the Music CD, Van Gogh by Van Eck, which sold nearly 100,000 copies in less than a year,” enthused Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “It’s truly a pleasure to work with a client with a mission as exceptional as that of Tribute International,” she concluded.

Van Gogh’s Struggle & Success will debut in October at Frankfurt’s Book Fair.  The English version is narrated by Helen Mirren; the Dutch version is narrated by Princess Anita Van Oranje.  Learn more at www.tributeinternational.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  
     
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THE BLAINE GROUP RETAINED AS PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT
FOR YOGA GIVES BACK’S GLOBAL FUNDRAISER

Beverly Hills, CA…   Yoga Gives Back, a grassroots organization that raises funds through the donation of yoga classes to support impoverished women and children in India, has retained The Blaine Group as a public relations consultant for it’s September 17, 2011 global fundraiser.

Yoga studios, teachers, and devotees are joining forces on September 17 to support this global event which aims to raise funds and awareness by offering thanks to the country and culture of India which founded yoga. The event, titled Thank You Mother India, will see studios and teachers donating funds from dedicated classes held that day, working to support the Yoga Gives Back mission statement, “to mobilize the global yoga community to empower women in India to build sustainable livelihoods.”

Thank You Mother India started as a local fundraiser for Yoga Gives Back, organized by YGB Ambassador Jorgen Christiansson of Omkar108 Yoga in Los Angeles alongside MahaMondo.com, in October 2010. For its second year, YGB is expanding the event into a fundraiser with global presence. Joining to support this event are YGB Ambassadors Kino Macgregor, Sophie Herbert, and Eddie Stern of Ashtanga Yoga New York. As of today, nearly 50 yoga studios from 10 countries, many across the US as well as in the UK, Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Sweden, Japan and Australia, are planning to host special events on this day.

Kayoko Mitsumatsu, founder of Yoga Gives Back, hopes the organization will meet its goal to raise at least $20,000 from donations and sponsorship on September 17. She commented: “With $25 a month, a struggling woman can start her own business, or a child can go to school! For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life. I have been so inspired by the generosity of the yoga community which continues to support the Yoga Gives Back campaign. I really hope we can unite the world yoga community on this one day, where we all want to say Thank You Mother India. By giving, we receive.”

For more details about “Thank You Mother India,” including updated list of studios and sponsors, visit: http://www.yogagivesback.org/tymi.php

Event Host Studios

Los Angeles Area: Omkar108 Yoga, Black Dog Yoga, Santa Monica Yoga, Yoga Works Westwood, Soul Body Yoga, Yogis Anonymous, Grand Hope Park, Liberation Yoga, Lululemon (Calabasas), Yoga World Studio (Long Beach), Mission Street Yoga (Pasadena),  Yoga Soup (Santa Barbara), Yoga Viva (Encinitas)

  • New York: New York Yoga, Yoga Sutra NYC
  • Colorado: Om Time Boulder (Boulder), Synergy (Vail), Riverfrontclub at the Westin (Avon)
  • Illinois: Dharma Yoga, Yoga 360 Studio & Spa
  • North Carolina: Asheville Yoga Center, Yoga Flex, Y2Yoga
  • Texas: Yoga Ananda, Yoga One Houston
  • Florida: Miami Life Center
  • Pennsylvania: Yoga Flow

International

  • UK: Tri Yoga, Primerose Hill Yoga, Yoga Glasgow, Feel Hot Yoga, Karmic Living, Yoga Haven, Bliss Yoga, Yoga Happy, Gracelands Yard
  • Hong Kong: Pure Yoga, Yoga Mala
  • Costa Rica: Peach Retreat, Samasati Nature Retreat
  • Brazil: True Love Yoga, Yoga Flow 
  • Sweden: Yogayama
  • Canada: Greenhous Yoga

About Yoga Gives Back

Founded in 2007, Yoga Gives Back is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to alleviate poverty in India. Inspired by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Dr. Muhammad Yunus’ revolutionary micro-financing breakthrough, Yoga Gives Back

supports microfinance programs in India, through the Grameen Foundation, who make small loans to women who are otherwise excluded from the conventional banking and financial systems. In 2010, exploring a way to get direct help to the poorest, YGB developed “Sister Aid” programs to fund education, vocational training on a personal basis, and microcredit programs. So far, Yoga Gives Back has selected and partnered with successful Non Governmental Organizations, NISHTHA in West Bengal and Deenabandhu in Karnataka.

For more information please visit: www.yogagivesback.org

A series of video updates on the projects in India can be found at http://www.youtube.com/yogagivesback.

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 5, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP HAS BEEN INKED BY BODY ECOLOGY
FOR ONGOING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVITIES

Agency Will Also Support the Launch of

Donna Gates’ The Baby Boomer DietBody Ecology’s Guide To Growing Younger

Beverly Hills, CA… Body Ecology has named The Blaine Group as its marketing communications firm, providing ongoing services for the specialty health product company as it ramps up as well as to support the October launch of founder Donna Gates’ The Baby Boomer DietBody Ecology’s Guide To Growing Younger, and featuring Body Ecology Medical Advisor Leonard Smith, M.D., surgeon and medical advisor to the University of Miami’s Department of Integrative Medicine, published by Hay House, either hardcover or ebook, $27.95.

“We’re excited to be working with Body Ecology,” enthused Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “It’s as though this assignment was designed with The Blaine Group in mind.  The combination of a business that’s positioned for significant expansion and a book that’s destined to become a best seller… that’s hitting The Blaine Group’s sweet spot two times over!” she explained.

In fact, Body Ecology may be the only business that was launched in response to the demand created by a book.  When the first edition of The Body Ecology Diet:  Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity was published in 1996 by author Donna Gates, many of the supplements she recommended were not readily available as it was the first probiotic diet… easily 15 years ahead of its time.

As a result, she soon found herself in the product business, sourcing organic coconut oil and stevia, the sweetener, from around the world.  In fact, she’s credited for revolutionizing the market.  Not only did she bring stevia into the country and started a grass roots movement to get FDA approval--now, 15 years later, Coke and Pepsi are going to use it in their soft drinks because of the toxic nature of artificial sweeteners that Donna taught about.  And, while the scientific community totally wrote off coconut oil, Donna knew they were wrong.  Her work spurred new research on coconut oil and now it's considered the healthiest oil on the market. She was also the first to reintroduce fermented foods to the American diet, way ahead of the probiotic trend, and supported Lifeway/Helios milk kefir to become multi-million dollar companies.  Today, The Body Ecology Diet is in its eleventh edition, sold nearly a quarter of a million copies and the newly revised edition is published by Hay House.

Body Ecology’s premium product line, made of quality ingredients, is sold in specialty health-niche stores throughout the United States and online.  For consumers who do not have such a store in their area, Body Ecology recently launched an e-commerce site, www.bodyecology.com.  These are the highest quality products available for people who have digestive health issues and auto-immune issues, including never before available fermented products that increase absorption and probiotic count.  The Body Ecology line was designed by Donna Gates after years of research to provide a foundational approach to make up for the nutritional deficiencies in modern diet and food supply in order to recover health, rebuild immunity, and grow younger.

Author Donna Gates is the leading expert in digestive health and has helped hundreds of thousands heal and improve their health.  Dealing with her own health issues and frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, raw foods, and mega-supplement therapy.

Her mission is to change the way the world eats.  Over the past 25 years, she has become one of the most beloved and respected authorities in the field of digestive health, diet and nutrition, enjoying a worldwide reputation as an expert in anti-aging, weight loss, autism, auto-immune diseases, candida, and adrenal fatigue.  Gates has also been a key figure in revolutionizing the natural health industry by introducing and popularizing stevia, coconut oil, Kefir and probiotic nutrition.

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 12, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

ILU BEAUTY AND CADIVEU USA SELECT THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR MARKETING/PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITIES

Beverly Hills, CA… ILU Beauty and Cadiveu USA have selected The Blaine Group to handle their marketing and public relations activities, starting with the development of a website.

“ILU Beauty is owned by Lilly Balasanyan who also owns a full service salon in Sherman Oaks, CA, Envy Salon and Spa.  ILU Beauty is committed to stylist and salon owners in joining the most revolutionary and the fastest growing segment ever to hit the professional salon market, that of hair smoothing.  As a salon owner herself, Lilly has first-hand understanding of the products she offers and how to help other salon owners make them a success in their business,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

About Cadiveu USA and ILU Beauty
ILU Beauty offers only top quality professional products along with comprehensive education and marketing support.  The URL is www.ilubeauty.com.  ILU Beauty is the exclusive importer of the fine line of Cadiveu products direct from Brazil.  The Cadiveu range of products include Brasil Cacau and Acai Therapy.  Both brands are unique and can be used exclusively as the only hair smoothing product in the salon.  The URL is www.cadiveuusa.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: June 20, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  AM I STILL AUTISTIC? TO BE
PROMOTED NATIONALLY BY THE BLAINE GROUP
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Straight talk about Autism becomes increasingly important as the incidence of diagnosis continues to rise… one out of every 110 people in the U.S. today, according to Kidshealth.org.

Am I Still Autistic?:  How a Low-Functioning, Slightly Retarded Toddler Became CEO of a Multi-Million Dollar National Corporation by John R. Hall, published by Opportunities In Education, LLC; ebook, $9.95, hardcover, $17.95, answers this need and chronicles the author’s personal and compelling story,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

The Blaine Group has been retained to handle national public relations and speaking engagements for Am I Still Autistic? which will be available through all major booksellers this Summer.

“Autism can be overcome.  If I can do it, my child can, too.  And so can yours,” states Hall.

He knows whereof he speaks.

At age two he was diagnosed as low-functioning Autistic and slightly retarded.  The prognosis was bleak.  Today, having opened his own company with a partner at age 22 (he’s now 36), John’s triumph over his Autistic beginnings is complete… except for those areas where it is not.

When his son, John R. Hall IV, a.k.a. JR., was diagnosed with Autism at 14 months of age in 2007, the elder John’s life was shattered.  He sobbed as their neurologist handed down his son’s diagnosis.  At that moment, he experienced the same sense of hopelessness that most parents do when they receive such news.  And there was so much more.  He immediately thought of the hurt, pain, loneliness he felt growing up, how hard it was to learn how to look at people and to communicate with them, how scary it all was and how the entire experience follows him to this day.  He was heart broken that their son would be relegated to have the same experiences.

Learn more at www.amistillautistic.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, 23, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP INKED BY THE WORLD’S YOUNGEST
AUTHOR, BUDDING PHILANTHROPIST… HE’S ALSO AN ACTOR AND CHEF!

Beverly Hills, CA… Gabriele Eggerling was an author at four, became a budding philanthropist at seven… and is the world’s youngest in both categories.  He’s inked The Blaine Group to support his efforts to get kids to read more and to enjoy doing so, as he does. 

He’s become active with the SAG Foundation’s Children’s Literacy Initiative, BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) this year and is their youngest member.  A second grader, Gabriele believes in giving back and encouraging others.  He is not only an avid reader with his own cherished library, he’s also written two books about a mischievous cat, Rocky The Cat (when he was four) and Rocky Saves the Manatee (just last year). 

 “I hope my reading makes other kids want to read and learn.  It is a gift to have books, and reading is so much fun!” Gabriele responded when asked about his purpose in volunteering.  His enthusiasm drives others to donate to his causes.  His URL is www.gabesays.net.

 “We’re thrilled to be working with seven-year-old Gabriele Eggerling,” exclaimed Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “This remarkable young man is also an accomplished actor and assists his father, Christian, a chef, in teaching cooking classes.  Astute about nutrition, his favorite sugarless brownie recipe is in his first book.  What’s next for Gabriele?  I’m curious to find out!” she concluded.

About BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools)
The core program of the SAG Foundation’s Children’s Literacy Initiative, BookPALS is a volunteer program that engages over 2200 actors in reading to over 100,000 children weekly at schools, shelters and hospitals across the country, empowering children with the love of the written word. For more information about BookPALS, including how you can volunteer or make your tax-deductible donation, please visit www.bookpals.net

About the Screen Actors Guild Foundation

Founded in 1985, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Governed and funded independently of SAG, the SAG Foundation offers substantive services to Guild members, free of charge, in its mission to assist, educate and inspire actors toward their fullest potential in career, life and community. For more information, please visit www.sagfoundation.org or call 323.549.6708.

 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 26, 2011  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

FORMER GOOD MORNING AMERICA ADVICE GURU CANDIDATE
RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR NATIONAL MEDIA RELATIONS

Beverly Hills, CA… Bette Levy Alkazian, a local family therapist and parenting coach, was one of the seven finalists (out of 15,000+ applicants) for Good Morning America’s Advice Guru.  She was eliminated on January 14.

She came close.  Very close.

Through the experience, which she was thrilled to have and thoroughly enjoyed, she realized that if she became a full-time Advice Guru she’d be taken too far away from her passion.

In the case of Bette Levy Alkazian that passion is, “Helping families successfully balance the joys and challenges of family life,” and a renewed commitment to her free Drop-In Parenting Chat, “Coffee with Bette,” held the first Tuesday each month from 9:30 to 11 AM at Chocolatine, 2955 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

“There’s a lesson here for everyone… rejection, defeat, disappointment, failure… need not be just that.  Rather, they can spur you in the direction you were intended to go,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

Bette is also the author of Parenting Backwards.

Learn more about Bette at www.balancedparenting.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: December 30, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

DECISION POINT SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP AS AFFILIATE
FOR REPUTATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATIONS

Beverly Hills, CA… Decision Point, www.decisionpointanalytics.com, an international consultancy specializing in scenario development business war-gaming and strategic planning has named The Blaine Group as its preferred provider for reputational risk management and communications services.

It takes years to establish a company’s reputation, but only a moment to destroy it.  That’s why having a reputational risk management plan in place before a problem occurs is essential to a company’s health and well being.

While today’s business climate presents an array of challenges for corporations, the risk of damage to the company’s good name and reputation is one of the most difficult risk areas to minimize.  These real life situations are occurring with increasing frequency today whether the company makes toys, pharmaceuticals, human or pet food, is environmentally-oriented or in financial services.

Thus, The Blaine Group, Inc., a public relations agency with expertise in managing crisis situations, and Peg Jackson & Associates, a consulting group with specialty areas in risk management and contingency planning, developed a Reputational Risk Management Solution Product.

The Product features the blending of crisis management planning with a brief risk assessment focusing on the reputational risk potential within the governance, operations and administration of the client’s company.

The Reputational Risk Management Solution is wireless, highly interactive, easily uploaded onto a computer or Smart phone for executives on-the-go and becomes the property of the client.  Based on the client’s choices, the Solution will be disseminated among the levels of management that will be called upon to react in the event of a crisis situation before a solution is needed. 

About Decision Point

Decision Point offers specialized expertise, focused mission support, and proven methodologies necessary to lead executive teams and stakeholders in making the best decisions possible.  With specialty credentials in finance, securities, acquisitions and divestments, business development, corporate planning, corporate security, and military strategy, Decision Point’s facilitated decision-making processes help participants develop scenarios, analyze options, and increase the likelihood of making the optimal choices.  The process is built on core quantitative strengths tempered by real-world experience across a broad range of industries.  Decision Point has provided mission-critical guidance to many decision makers throughout the world… from some of the largest multinational conglomerates to start-up ventures to individuals.  Decision Point may be contacted at 949.739.1333, or info@decisionpointanalytics.com, and the URL http://www.decisionpointanalytics.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: December 6, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE ONLY WATCH MATCHMAKER IN THE WORLD
DECIDES IT’S TIME FOR THE BLAINE GROUP’S MARKETING EXPERTISE

Beverly Hills, CA… Your watch tells more than just the time.  That’s why Meehna Goldsmith, the only “Watch Matchmaker” in the world, ensures that when you spend five  figures or more on a watch that it’s the right one for you.

It’s also why she’s retained The Blaine Group for marketing communications, thus assuring the right positioning and messaging for the Watch Matchmaker.

Meehna Goldsmith is an independent expert in the field of luxury timepieces with a breadth of knowledge across the brands.  She keeps her finger on the pulse of the watch industry, giving her clients unique access to the most exciting and innovative timepieces available.  Meehna offers a keen eye, particularly for the rare, unusual, and extremely exclusive.

Whether you’re a collector of watches, concerned about what’s short-term trendy vs. future classics, or simply want to select the correct and ultimate corporate fashion accessory, you’ll want to connect with The Watch Matchmaker, Meehna Goldsmith.

Even better, a percentage of her retainer is credited to the price of your timepiece when you purchase it through her.  Considering her strong relationships with leading haute timepiece brands, she’s apt to save you money, too.

About The Watch Matchmaker
Meehna has authored dozens of timepiece articles for leading publications such as the Financial Times, Robb Report, International Watch, Watch Journal, Cronos, and as the U.S. correspondent for HH Magazine.  She has also interviewed and written stories about celebrity watch enthusiasts, including basketball legend Kobe Bryant and entertainment icon Quincy Jones.  For more information, visit Meehna’s website at www.watchmatchmaker.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: November 15, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

COURAGE TO LOVE AUTHOR ROBERT ELLIS
INKS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR AUTHOR’S PROMOTIONAL TOUR

Beverly Hills, CA… Robert Ellis has selected The Blaine Group to promote his first and riviting novel, Courage to Love, Tate Publishing & Enterprises, $14.99, softcover, torn straight from today’s headlines in the Gaza strip and providing a heart-warming contribution to world peace, religious understanding, and cross-cultural friendship.

“I have been looking for a human scale story about the Middle East, but one that will both entertain and provoke.  In short, I believe Courage to Love is it.  Not since Elie Wiesel, the Nobel prize-winning writer, has an author distilled these conflicts into such human terms,” says filmmaker Bill Birrell.

Immaculate in his detailed descriptions, Ellis was inspired to write Courage to Love when he read two news items; one, that both Jewish and Palestinian war wounded were treated in the same municipal hospital in Israel; two, that a few families of dying Arab soldiers willed the vital physical parts of their children to Jews in need of them and vice versa.  He also realized that two of his close friends are first-named Mohamad and Jacob and that, sensing their bonds, they are always courteous and respectful to each other.

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: September 2, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP SELECTED TO SUPPORT YOGAFIT®’S EXPANSION PLANS

Beverly Hills, CA… YogaFit® has trained and certified over 100,000 yoga instructors on six continents in the past 16 years and is the largest such company in North America, if not internationally.  As YogaFit steps up its global expansion, it’s retained The Blaine Group to support its branding, positioning and outreach.

“Beth Shaw is YogaFit’s founder and president and an extraordinary visionary.  We are thrilled to be working with her and her team,” enthused Devon Blaine, president & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “Her timing is on target, too, with $6 billion spent annually in the United States alone by the 60 million Americans who practice yoga.  And, the numbers are growing daily,” she added.

About YogaFit
YogaFit was established in 1994 and has since trained over 100,000 yoga and fitness professionals worldwide. The Leader in Mind Body Fitness Education, YogaFit is the largest training school for yoga instructors in North America with further expansions occuring worldwide.  YogaFit is ACE’s Premier and only yoga partner.  Founder and president, Beth Shaw, is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on yoga and fitness; having been profiled in print and television programs including Oprah’s O magazine, CNN, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Self and more. YogaFit is committed to community service, supporting animals and humanitarian causes.  YogaFit’s URL is www.yogafit.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:  July 28, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  1ST ENTERPRISE BANK INKS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS PROJECT
AS IT CELEBRATES ITS FOURTH ANNIVERSARY
 
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Just before 1st Enterprise Bank entered its fourth year of doing business in Southern California, it retained the services of The Blaine Group for a public relations assignment, charging the agency with communicating all it has to celebrate:

  • Achieving nearly $500 million in total assets
  • Opening three offices in Southern California (headquarters in downtown
  • Los Angeles, regional offices in Irvine and Ontario, all with local decision-making power)
  • Becoming one of the most profitable banks in the state
  • Being recognized as one of the fastest growing banks in the history of Southern California
  • Having no non-performing loans, no OREOs, and no impaired investments

“At a time when, according to the FDIC, 283 banks have failed nationally and 30 in the state of California in the past five years, we are delighted to be working with a bank that has thrived,” commented Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “No doubt that’s because, from the day 1st Enterprise Bank opened, it acted like the bank it intended to become.  Four years later, despite the current economic climate, it remains on track.  We can all learn a lesson from 1st Enterprise Bank’s example,” she observed.

About 1st Enterprise Bank

1st Enterprise Bank is a full-service commercial banking institution whose highly experienced bankers personally serve Southern California entrepreneurial businesses, professional firms and nonprofit organizations, along with their owners and key managers.  Founded in 2006 and headquartered in the Los Angeles financial district with an Orange County Regional Office in Irvine and an Inland Empire Regional Office in Ontario, 1st Enterprise Bank offers a full range of credit and depository services, with special emphasis on superior customer service, sophisticated cash management services and direct access to bank decision makers.  Customers work directly with their Relationship Manager who understands the unique challenges of their industry, serves as a sounding board and an active participant in their success.  For more information on 1st Enterprise Bank, please visit www.1stenterprisebank.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:  July 7, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

PEG JACKSON, DPA, CPCU, A RISK MANAGER AND AUTHOR
INKS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR ONLINE ARTICLE PLACEMENT

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been signed by Peg M. Jackson, DPA, CPCU, a risk manager and author of five books on risk management, business continuity planning, and Sarbanes-Oxley, to implement an ongoing online article placement campaign.

“Having known Peg and her work for years, it’s truly an honor to be representing her,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are pleased that she’s asked us to assist with her online visibility,” she noted.

About Dr. Peggy M. Jackson
Dr. Jackson is an author, consultant and nationally-recognized lecturer in risk management, business continuity planning and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.  She’s authored five books, most recently, Reputational Risk Management:  The Essential Guide To Protecting Your Reputation In Crisis Situations.  Prior books were Nonprofit Risk Management & Contingency Planning; Sarbanes-Oxley For Nonprofits; Sarbanes-Oxley For Small Businesses; and Sarbanes-Oxley For Nonprofit Boards. Peg has also partnered with professionals in crisis management and developed a Reputational Risk Management Solution Product.  She earned a doctorate in public administration (DPA) from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and holds the professional designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).  She is the Principal of Peg Jackson & Associates in San Francisco, CA and Alexandria, VA. Visit www.pegjackson.com or contact Peg at 415.609.5341, peg@pegjackson.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:  June 16, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP SIGNED TO LAUNCH
ZENSO COMPANY USA’S
NEW VELVET TOUCH™ CUP LINE
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Customer-friendly, these cups are called Velvet Touch™ because each cup caresses the hand as it’s held; it’s also the lightest weight insulated cup on the market today.  That means it protects the hand that holds it while doing double duty, keeping hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold without condensation.

Brand-friendly, the customer may customize their logo cups with Zenso’s 3-D design process or select from house designs or the Holiday Collection.

Earth-friendly, Velvet Touch™ cups use 50 percent less raw material than comparable double wall insulated cups and are 100 percent compostable.

“Customer-friendly, brand-friendly, environmentally-friendly… fast food packaging just doesn’t get any better!” explained Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are pleased to have been retained by Zenso Company USA to launch it’s new Velvet Touch™ cup line with technology patented in 120 countries,” she explained.

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 Zenso Company USA

Learn more about Zenso’s packaging solutions at www.zensousa.com.  Or call 559.891.8827 or email info@zensousa.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 2 7, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  CONCURRENT WITH REPURCHASING SOLARSILICON RECYCLING SERVICES,
FOUNDER RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
     
 

Camarillo, CA… When Rob Bushman recently repurchased Solarsilicon Recycling Services, LLC (SRS), the company he founded in 1996 and sold to Ersol Solar Energy AG in 2006, and brought industry veteran, Eric Baldwin, on board as SRS’s President and his partner, he also retained The Blaine Group (TBG) to assist with a national public relations campaign.

With market viability and an enhanced management team behind SRS today, the company is on the way to accomplishing its aggressive expansion plans.  This includes increasing the number of locations to four over the course of the next few years to serve their international customers both better and faster.

“This is an exciting time in the history of SRS for TBG to join their team,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of TBG.  “We’re thrilled to have won their business,” she concluded.

About Silicon Recycling Services, LLC

Headquartered in Camarillo, CA, Solarsilicon Recycling Services (SRS) is the world’s leading company in the solar silicon business.  SRS’s services are unique and differentiated from any other company in the industry due to its proprietary recycling process and etching systems.  Company headquarters are located 322 N. Aviador Street, Camarillo, CA 93010.  The telephone number is 805.388.8683 and the URL is www.solarsilicon.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 7, 2010  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP INKED TO PROVIDE MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS,
PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES FOR DELICE BISTRO
 
     
  Delice Bistro’s French, Kosher and Organic Menu
Is As Unique As Its Replica of the Eiffel Tower
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Whether you are an epicurean, consume mostly organic food, are French or an observant Jew, The Blaine Group’s newest client, Delice Bistro, will delight you.

A 15-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower, one of 30 worldwide, is the centerpiece of this exquisite dark wood and white tablecloth restaurant.  Located on Glatt Row at 8581 W. Pico Blvd., Delice Bistro is the realization of proprietor Julien Bohbot’s dream.  The restaurant opened just two years ago, adjacent to his extremely successful French and Kosher Delice Bakery which opened in 2002.

Moroccan-born, Bohbot studied the restaurant business in Paris, was maitre d’ at L’Orangerie at one time, was a real estate broker for 20 years, then returned to his passion, the restaurant business.

Julien’s executive chef and partner, Jean Claude Lashkar, brings 40 years of culinary expertise to a diverse and excellent menu.  Prior to Delice, Lashkar was at Le Petit Bistro.

“We are pleased to have been selected to bring Delice Bistro to the attention of the many communities it serves so well… the health conscious, foodies, observant Jews, French… Julien brings them all together at his fine restaurant,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

Delice Bistro is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 11 P.M. and for Sunday brunch from 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.  Catering is available.  Reservations are recommended.  Call 310.289.1702.  Or go to www.delicebistro.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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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                        April 15, 2010
 
 
 
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

POWER SOURCE FOR WOMEN
POWERS UP, SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… POWER SOURCE FOR WOMEN:  Proven Fitness Strategies, Tools, and Success Stories for Women 45+, BPS Books, $19.95, paperback, has determined to put the power of The Blaine Group behind its national public relations launch.

Susan Sommers and Theresa Dugwell, authors of Power Source for Women, have not only written the definitive book on the subject but also have launched a business, Power Source for Women, complete with fitness retreats, workshops, coaching, an online community, webcasts, and blogs.  Learn more at www.powersourceforwomen.com.

“Women 45+ are more vital and confident than ever before, typically look and act younger than their age, and want to make the most of this dynamic stage of their lives.  It’s the right idea at the right time,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are thrilled to represent these powerful women,” she added.

Power Source for Women is written with the realities of major life changes in mind such as weight gain, job loss/retirement, divorce, depression, smoking cessation, and physical issues including arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis.

 
 

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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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
 
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                        April 2, 2010  
 
 
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP SELECTED TO CREATE A STAMPEDE
FOR STAMPEDE LIGHT PLUS™ BEER

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… VitaL Brands, LLC, a marketer and purveyor of healthier alternative lifestyle brands that has the exclusive rights for Stampede Light Plus™ beer has retained The Blaine Group to implement national consumer and trade public relations.

Stampede Light Plus is a super-premium light craft beer, formulated by the late Dr. Joseph Owades, the creator of the first-ever light beer in 1967, now Miller Light.  Stampede is a full-bodied German style beer, made with premium malt, balanced with the finest domestic hops.

Stampede is marketed as Beer Plus with the slogan of "Be Smart, Drink Smart."

“All of us at The Blaine Group are thrilled to represent Stampede Light Plus beer.  The product is excellent; not what you expect from a light beer… the reaction at tastings is amazing.  And, the craft beer market is the one market segment that shows continuing growth,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “It’s the right product at the right time, “she concluded.
 
     
  About VitaL Brands, LLC  
     
  VitaL Brands, LLC is dedicated to sourcing worldwide and providing unique and healthy lifestyle products for the discerning consumer.   
     
 
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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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2010  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

COASTAL FINANCIAL PARTNERS GROUP SELECTS
THE BLAINE GROUP FOR CORPORATE CAPABILITIES PROJECT

Beverly Hills, CA…The Blaine Group has been retained by Coastal Financial Partners Group to create the company’s corporate capabilities material.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work Gary Schulte, his co-founders and affiliated advisors,” reported Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “There is a tremendous need for financial professionals to assist their clients with creating and preserving wealth in both their business endeavors and personal lives.  Coastal Financial Partners Group does just that,” she concluded.

About Coastal Financial Partners Group
Coastal Financial Partners Group assists their clients in the creation and preservation of wealth in both their business endeavors and personal lives.  With this in mind, they evaluate, research and analyze each unique situation in pursuit of innovative, yet practical strategies.  By not being committed to any specific solution or combination of solutions, they become their client’s single source for developing wealth strategies for even the most complex situations.  Their dedication to working in harmony with their clients’  other advisors is central to Coastal’s goal of achieving results that meet or exceed expectations.  Coastal Financial Partners Group is located at 1888 Century Park East, Suite 1625, Los Angeles, CA 90067, the telephone number is 310.788.3805, and the URL is (to come).  In California, insurance may be offered through DBA Gary Schulte Insurance Services, LLC, Insurance License #0G13572.

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, the FAX number is 310.360.1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

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  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2010  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

YOUR PARTNER IN REAL ESTATE, KARIM JAUDE,
INKS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR ONLINE ARTICLE PLACEMENT

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been signed by Karim Jaude, your partner in real estate and author of The Smart Real Estate Investor Guide:  Your Road Map to Wealth In Any Economy, for online article placement

“Having known Karim and his excellent work for many years, it’s truly a pleasure to be representing him,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are proud that he’s asked us to assist with his online visibility,” she noted.

About Karim Jaude
For 45 years Karim Jaude has developed, invested in, financed, brokered, and managed properties in eight countries.  He has founded and operated 19 successful companies and made his first million at age 26 by buying and fixing distressed properties and businesses.  Karim is the author of The Smart Real Estate Investor Guide:  Your Road Map to Wealth In Any Economy and hosts monthly real estate seminars in various locales.  He mentors, writes, teaches, and speaks about real estate frequently and has been published in 115 business and real estate journals nationwide.  Contact Karim at 310.471.0650, karim@dynamicscapital.com, www.dynamicscapital.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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  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2010  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP “BREAKS FREE”
Dr. Sheldon H. Kardener Signs With The Blaine Group for Radio Promotional “Tour” for Breaking Free: 
How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been selected by Dr. Sheldon H. Kardener, coauthor of Breaking Free:  How Chains From Childhood Keep Us From What We Want, Morgan James, $18.95, paperback, to schedule a national radio promotional “tour.”

 “It is an honor for The Blaine Group, to have been chosen to work with the father of Focused Dynamic Therapy™ and coauthor of Breaking Free,” said Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “With 40 years of experience as both a therapist and teacher, Dr. Kardener has the unique ability to succinctly explain how to know what we need and have what we want,” she concluded.

Learn more at www.shkardenermd.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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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP TO REPRESENT THE
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE ADVANTAGE

Beverly Hills, CA… It’s no longer business as usual.  Businesses need to call upon the  Competitive Intelligence Advantage to ensure success.  As a result, The Blaine Group has been retained by Seena Sharp, author of Competitive Intelligence Advantage:  How To Minimize Risk, Avoid Surprises, And Grow Your Business In A Changing World, John Wiley & Sons, $39.95, hardcover, for a national print and radio public relations campaign.

“Having known Seena and her work for many years, she founded one of the first CI companies in the United States in 1979, it’s truly an honor to work with her,” enthused Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “And, knowing how much companies can benefit by using CI, it’s even more exciting to be involved in promoting Competitive Intelligence Advantage:  How To Minimize Risk, Avoid Surprises, And Grow Your Business In A Changing World,” she concluded.

CI is critical for minimizing risk when making decisions and formulating your business strategy.  That’s because perception lags reality.  People believe that what was true yesterday is still true.  They don’t question or investigate to see if that’s so.

The only way to uncover today’s truth is with an objective, external, current view of the present and what’s changing.  Good CI delivers often surprising truths, gives you a heads up on what’s coming, and equips you with the knowledge to outmaneuver your toughest rivals.  By using the accurate and objective knowledge that good CI provides – particularly during unpredictable and turbulent times – you can gain control over the future of your business.

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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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2009
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 

“PROFESSIONAL CHEERLEADER,” MIMI  DONALDSON,
INKS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR ONLINE ARTICLE PLACEMENT

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been signed by Mimi Donaldson, a “professional cheerleader,” who empowers and assists people in realizing and achieving their full human potential.

 
     
 

About Mimi Donaldson

 
     
  Mimi Donaldson is a professional “cheerleader” who empowers and assists people in realizing and achieving their full human potential.  A renowned speaker, trainer and author, she’s been enlightening Fortune 500 companies for more than 20 years, energizing and motivating people in companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard and Proctor & Gamble on stress reduction, time management, leadership and communication.  A Masters graduate of Columbia University, she previously worked as a human resources trainer for Northrop Aircraft, Rockwell International and Walt Disney.  Mimi is also the co-author of two books, Bless Your Stress:  It Means You’re Still Alive! (2006) and Negotiating for Dummies (1996).  Visit www.mimidonaldson.com or call 310.557.0229.  
     
 

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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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2009
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
AFFLUENT PUBLISHING CORPORATION TAPS THE BLAINE GROUP
TO SCHEDULE NATIONAL RADIO “TOUR”
FOR BRADLEY BOOTH’S I APOLOGIZE
 
 
Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been tapped by Affluent Publishing Corporation to handle national radio talk show bookings for Bradley Booth’s I Apologize, $19.95, hardcover, a psychological romance novel.
 
 
“We are thrilled to be working with Bradley Booth’s Roman ă clef, I Apologize,” expressed Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “He’s not just a superb writer, literate and descriptive, but also his story of love, loss, taking another chance on love while battling the demons of the past will make this a powerful Valentine’s Day read.  This is so much more than a great love story,” she concluded.
 
 
  About Affluent Publishing Corporation  
     
  Affluent Publishing Corporation was founded on the premise that every great story needs to be told.  The company seeks out authors who not only have a story worth telling but who also have been denied the opportunity to do so.  Affluent Publishing is waiting … to hear your story.  
     
  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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310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2009
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com

BUSINESS RESILIENCY:  THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

 
 

Topic at October Cal Society of CPAs Non-profit Discussion Group

 
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Business Resiliency and Contingency Planning, the Three Essential Elements, is the topic for the October 21, 2009 Cal Society of CPAs Non-profit Discussion Group.

 
 
 

Devon Blaine, The Blaine Group’s founder, joins with Peg Jackson, CPCU, of Adjunct + LLC and Tim De Priest of Chapman Insurance on the panel.

 
     
 

The meeting runs from 8 A.M. to 10 A.M. at the Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles.  Registration opens at 7:30 A.M.  Free parking is available behind the building with the entrance to the lot on North New Hampshire Avenue.  Cost is $10 for Cal CPA members and $15 for non-members.

 
     
 

CPECredits are available.  Register online at http://www.calcpa.org/Public/Catalog/CourseDetails.aspx?courselD=09G2241009.

 
     
 

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, the FAX number is 310.360.1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

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  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP CONTINUES ITS GREEN TREND WITH
ECOBABYWORLD’S GREEN AWARDS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been retained by EcoBabyWorld, www.ecobabyworld.com, to announce its 2009 Outstanding Product Award Winners and the launch of its First EcoBabyWorld Green Awards.

“EcoBabyWorld is the premier go-to portal for locating environmentally-friendly businesses and products that make a difference.  The website is dedicated to everything natural and organic for parents and their babies and is an incredible resource,” explained Devon Blaine, president & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are delighted to work with such a forward-thinking company and its founder and CEO, Jeanne Holm Ackah,” she continued.

The recipients of the EcoBabyWorld 2009 Outstanding Product Awards are:

  • Begley’s Best Spot Remover and All Purpose Household Cleaner
  • CleanWell All-Natural Antibacterial Hand Wash
  • Ecover All Purpose Cleaner – Natural Lemon Fragrance
  • Epicuren Baby Daily Lotion
  • Episencial Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath
  • Hanna Andersson Night Night Baby Sleepers in Pure Organic Cotton
  • Happy Baby – Fresh Frozen Organic Baby Meals
  • Nature Babycare Pull-on-Pants
  • Noli N Nali Little Willow Detangler
  • organicKidz Stainless Steel Baby Bottle 7oz.
  • Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Wipes 70 count
  • Stonyfield Organic YoBaby Yogurt -  Simply Plain
  • Zo-li on the Go Formula and Snack Dispenser

Registration is now open for the first EcoBabyWorld Green Awards which will be held bi-annually.  Awards will be announced in the week prior to the twice annual ABC Kids Expo.  A maximum of 35 awards will be given in each award cycle.  Learn more at www.ecobabyworld.com or telephone 310.869.9708. 

Concurrent with the ABC Kids Expo, Holm Ackah announced the rollout of EcoBabyWorld’s A Business Green division.  A Business Green consultancy was born to assist mother entrepreneur-led companies with the biggest challenge products face:  sales and marketing, distribution, and public relations.

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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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP GETS GREENER WITH organicKidz™

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been inked by organicKidz™, an Alberta, Canada-based company, to support its participation in the 7th Annual ABC Kids Expo®, September 13 to 16 in Booth #2220 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“organicKidz™ has the solution for moms who want to avoid BPA, PVC and Phthalates… the world’s first stainless steel baby bottles, stainless steel vacuum insulated food containers, and sippy-cup and sports bottle conversion kits.  We are thrilled to represent such an essential company,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

Safe and environmentally-friendly, organicKidz stainless steel baby bottles are made with kids and parents in mind:  they are easy to hold, hard to damage, dishwasher safe, and come in a range of fun and vibrant colors and patterns.

Distributed in 12 countries since the company’s September 2008 launch, organicKidz’s products have won numerous awards (Top Green & Organic Product by Disneyfamily.com; iParenting Media and Mom’s Best Award; ptpamedia Green Award, to name a few) and the company’s founder, Jane Walter, and mother of two sons, was recently featured in Mompreneur® magazine.  Learn more about organicKidz at www.organicKidz.ca.  Or telephone 403.201.2585 or email info@organicKidz.ca.

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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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2009  
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP INKED BY GERBER & CO.
AS TEAM GERBER GOES “BEYOND BEANCOUNTING™”
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been retained by Gerber & Co., a Los Angeles-based CPA firm, for ongoing marketing communications and public relations.

“Team Gerber truly lives up to their trademarked slogan of ‘Beyond Beancounting™,’” cited Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “Because of that, we are delighted to represent these professionals,” she concluded.

Companies that can benefit from a “Dashboard,” summarized relevant timely financial data in graphics, an invaluable management tool “at a glance;” a 13-month financial comparison, a tool used by sophisticated financiers; outsourced accounting (no, not to another country) using recently released software that provides real time access to all financial data, allows checks to be signed electronically and backup to be reviewed by logging in from anywhere in the world are typical Gerber & Co. clients.

Gerber & Co. is located at 1880 Century Park East, Suite #200, Los Angeles, CA 90067.  Telephone number is 310.432.4382.  URL is www.GerberCo.com.

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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  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2009

 
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP INKED BY CORNERSTONE INTERNATIONAL GROUP  
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been signed to provide media support for Cornerstone International Group, one of the 10 largest retained search organizations in the world, and its annual global conference which will be held July 8 to 11 at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

 
     
 

“With Cornerstone International Group’s newly launched turnaround division, headed by Richard S. Stevens and focused on turning the economy around, one company at a time, their American Redeployment Program with the mission of getting people back to work 40 to 75 percent faster, and a stellar roster of keynote presenters at their upcoming conference, the organization has brought us in on a most important and exciting assignment,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

 
 
 
 

“Conference keynoters include Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft; Richard Stevens; David Perdue who turned around Reebok and Dollar General; Jack B. Lindsey, founder of both Early California Industries and Early California Foods; and Dr. Ted C. Jones, Chief Economist of Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

 
 
 
 
About Cornerstone International Group
 
 
 
 

CIG (www.cornerstone-group.com), one of the world’s 10 largest retained executive search organizations, has nearly 100 of its own offices and 400 affiliates worldwide.  Its client list includes half of the 1,000 largest global firms, including nine of the top 10 largest multi-nationals.  Cornerstone offers retained executive search, executive onboarding and transition acceleration, human resources consulting, and full-service general management consulting.

 
 
 
 

Cornerstone’s turnaround division is specifically designed to help client companies reverse downward business results and will offer a suite of services specific to the task of rebuilding endangered companies.

 
 

 

 
 

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.

 
 
 

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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  RIP VAN WINKLE INVESTING SELECTS
THE BLAINE GROUP FOR ONGOING PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…   Rip Van Winkle Investing, LLC, the only money management firm owned and managed by practicing CPAs, has retained The Blaine Group to implement an ongoing public relations campaign.

“RVWI has elevated investing from an art to a science, eliminating the emotional roller coaster too many people have experienced with their investments, especially in the last few months,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “Their trademarked slogan ‘Invest Right.  Then Sleep Tight™,’ is perfectly descriptive of their philosophy,” 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.

About Rip Van Winkle Investing, LLC
RVW Investing™ LLC is owned and managed by practicing CPAs who are also SEC licensed RIAs. RVW Investing is the process of fully diversified equity investing using primarily index funds (ETFs) to ensure that you are a partner in the best-of-breed companies in each category, nationally and globally.  Invest Right.  Then Sleep Tight™. URL www.rvwinvesting.com.

 
     

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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP TO PROVIDE NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
FOR JAY ABRAHAM’S THE STICKING POINT SOLUTION

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been selected to provide the national public relations solution to launch the newest book from America’s #1 marketing expert, Jay Abraham.

The Sticking Point Solution:  9 Ways to Move Your Business from Stagnation to Stunning Growth in Tough Economic Times will be on sale May 26 and is published by Vanguard Press, a member of the Perseus Book Group, $25.95, hardcover.

Entrepreneurs and executives will benefit from reading The Sticking Point Solution by recognizing the ways in which their businesses may be stuck and gaining tools to get unstuck and enjoy exponential growth.

“Having the opportunity to work with a renowned marketing guru such as Jay Abraham is truly an honor,” declared Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “And, it’s a chance to gain a competitive advantage and learn a lot,” she concluded.

The nine sticking points are:

  1. They’re stuck losing out to competitors instead of taking the lead in their marketplaces. 
  2. They’re stuck at low levels of sales instead of selling wisely and selling more. 
  3. They’re stuck with erratic sales volume instead of thinking strategically and systematically about their businesses.  
  4. They’re stuck failing to strategize instead of managing their efforts wisely. 
  5. They’re stuck with high overhead and costs instead of leveraging the assets of other companies, including the competition. 
  6. They’re stuck with doing more of what doesn’t work instead of innovating and trying new approaches.
  7. They’re stuck by getting marginalized and commoditized in the marketplace instead of becoming distinctive in their fields. 
  8. They’re stuck with antiquated, mediocre marketing instead of using what works today. 
  9. They’re stuck trying to do everything themselves instead of leveraging the talents of other individuals and organizations. 

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

Learn more about The Sticking Point Solution:  9 Ways to Move Your Business from Stagnation to Stunning Growth in Tough Economic Times at www.abraham.com.

 
     

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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30,2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP GETS THE BEAT FROM
SOUL DE CUBA SPECIALTY FOODS 
TO SUPPORT THE ROLLOUT OF THIS CUBAN FOOD PRODUCT LINE
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Soul De Cuba Specialty Foods has selected The Blaine Group to support the national rollout of its authentic Cuban food product line. 

“Entrepreneurs are known for their ingenuity in filling a previously unfilled void.  Such is the case with Jésus Puerto, one of the founders of Soul de Cuba and Soul de Cuba Specialty Foods.  Soul de Cuba Specialty Foods was created to manufacture the products for retail consumers in the spirit of Afro-Cuban culture and tradition, brimming with authentic Cuban flavors, capitalizing on the Cuban family heritage of the founders.  Not only is Soul de Cuba Specialty Foods positioned to take full advantage of the Hispanic food industry’s current and projected boom, but they compete in a specialized segment of that market… there are very few Cuban food distributors in the United States.  According to U.S. Market for Hispanic Foods and Beverage Report, August 2007, ‘The Hispanic food and beverage market will continue to expand.  This segment of the U.S. retail marketplace will reach $8.4 billion by 2011--- up 48 percent from 2006,’”stated Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are thrilled to have been selected to work with these delicious products,” she concluded.

The first six products to market are:

  1. Soul de Cuba Mojo Marinade – a savory blend of citrus, garlic,onions and spices
  2. Soul de Cuba Honey Mojo Marinade – a savory blend of honey, citrus, garlic, onions and spices
  3. Soul de Cuba Spicy Mojo Marinade – a savory blend of habanero peppers, citrus, garlic onions and spices
  4. Soul de Cuba Mango Salsa – an exquisite and refreshing salsa made with mango, tomatoes, cilantro and spices
  5. Soul de Cuba Mango Salsa – an exquisite and refreshing salsa made with mango, tomatoes, cilantro and spices
  6. Soul de Cuba Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette – the same tasty vinaigrette that is used in Soul de Cuba’s restaurants

An ideal choice for health-conscious consumers, all of the products are low calorie, low salt, contain no trans fat or cholesterol and are practically sugar free.

And, in less than a year since launch, SDCSC’s products are sold nationally in selected military commissaries and exchanges and selected retail stores including Davidsons, Giant Stores, Stop & Shop, Wegmans and Whole Foods.

Suggested retail prices range from $4.49 to $5.69.

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.

Learn more about Soul de Cuba at www.souldecuba.com
 
     

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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP “SCOOPED UP” BY CLEMMY’S ICE CREAM
TO SUPPORT THE NATIONAL ROLLOUT OF THIS
ALL NATURAL, SUGAR FREE SUPER PREMIUM ICE CREAM
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Clemmy’s Ice Cream, the first All Natural, Sugar Free super premium ice cream, has tapped The Blaine Group to support the national rollout of its healthier alternative frozen dessert.

“Entrepreneurs are known for their ingenuity in filling a previously unfilled void.  Such is the case with Jon Gordon, founder, creator, and managing director of Clemmy’s Ice Cream, the first All Natural, Sugar Free super premium ice cream.  Named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Companies Category at the recent Sixth Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards, Jon is a pre-diabetic who enjoyed super premium ice cream daily.  When his doctor ordered him to quit the sugar habit, he searched in vain for a delicious, rich and creamy, sugar free ice cream.  Following his quest, trial and error in his own kitchen yielded a rich, creamy and flavorful result, now know nationwide as Clemmy’s Ice Cream, the first All Natural, Sugar Free super premium ice cream.  Clemmy’s is also 99.7 percent Lactose Free,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are pleased to be working with such a creative visionary and an alternative dessert that Moms can feel good about serving to their families,” she concluded.

And, in less than a year since its launch, Clemmy’s is sold nationally in over 1000 retail stores in nine states including Albertsons, Bristol Farms, D’Agostinos, Gelson’s, Gristedes, Harris-Teeter, Jensens, King Kullen, Stater Bros. and the Food Emporium. 

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. Learn more about Clemmy’s Ice Cream at www.clemmysicecream.com

 
     

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  The Blaine Group, Inc.  
  A Total Communications Agency  
  8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211  
  310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com  
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 7, 2009  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Lisa Baker
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   lisa@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  EPROW IMAGES:  A HAVEN FOR INNOVATIVE THINKING  
     
 

Los Angeles, CA… Creative people, innovators, have always needed a safe haven.  Left brainers have sought ways to strengthen their sixth sense.

With the recent launch of EPROW Images, www.eprowimages.com, a haven for innovative thinking now exists in the virtual world, ready for access 24/7.

EPROW Images has a service for whatever the creative need is.  Those who seek clarification will use EPROW’s GAZOOGOSTRATEGO deals with action plans, OPINEGO with filling learning gaps, SAGITAUR with executing a project.  PAPPY focuses on pitching a problem, plan, preparation, project or partnership.

EPROW Images clients take charge of their futures, defining the path they want to follow, maintaining full ownership of everything they create.

Innovators such as entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, photographers and writers are typical clients of EPROW Images.

Visit EPROW Images at www.eprowimages.com.  Contact EPROW at Virgina@eprowimages.com.

 
     

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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
 
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 22, 2008  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP SELECTED FOR BRANDING, POSITIONING
BY FINANCIAL PUNDIT, #1 STOCK PICKER, NATALIE PACE

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been retained to brand and position financial pundit and #1 stock picker, Natalie Pace, in advance of her book, Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is, Vanguard Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group, $24.95, hardcover, on sale December 23, 2008 and available now for pre-order.

Dr. Gary Becker, a Nobel Laureate winning economist, enthusiastically recommends Natalie Pace’s nest egg strategies and wrote the preface for Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is.  

“Natalie is amazing and we are thrilled to be working with her,” enthused Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “In her monthly news magazine, Natalie warned her subscribers to trim Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of their portfolio in 2003, when the Treasury Dept. first established an oversight committee for the troubled companies.  She warned that housing was a bubble poised to burst in 2005, when insiders at Toll Brothers and KB Home were cashing out hundreds of millions of their own stock.  And she warned against Lehman Brothers in June of 2006, when Lehman’s was a popular holding on Wall Street due to explosive earnings growth attributed to one of the strongest mergers and acquisitions periods in our nation’s history.  Google, Myspace, Suntech Power Holding, Sohu and Opsware, Natalie found them first!” Blaine added.

Here’s an example:  on January 22, 2008, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average had tumbled from its high above 14,000 in October 2007 to below 12,000, Bill Bolden, a handy man, came to Natalie Pace to find out a better way to protect his nest egg.  The strategies she suggested to Bill and his wife, an administrative manager, protected their nest egg while the workers around them lost hundreds of thousands of dollars  of their net worth.  To date, they’ve lost nothing!

Natalie Pace has been ranked a #1 stock picker, above over 830 A-list pundits that are followed by TipsTraders.com, including Louis Navellier, Jim Michaels (Forbes), Robert Stovall, Adrian Day, Mary Farrell, and a host of other well-known financial pundits.  In 2007, Natalie hosted her own CEO Q&A series on the Forbes.com Video Network.  She has had repeat guest appearances on Fox News, Forbes on Fox, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Cavuto on Business, Good Morning America, Time magazine, More magazine, USA Today, NPR, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, KNX radio, BizRadio, Forbes.com Video Network, Sohu.com and other global financial news media.  Learn more at  www.NataliePace.com

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

     
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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
 
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2008  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
   
  THE BLAINE GROUP INKED BY GLOBAL BIONETWORK
TO SUPPORT FIRMS’S PARTICIPATION IN
THE NATIONAL SAFETY CONFERENCE
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…. The Blaine Group has been retained to support the Global BioNetwork’s (GBN) participation in the National Safety Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center, September 22-24.

GBN will demonstrate its Man-Down System which monitors a worker’s vital signs wirelessly while in hazardous environments.

This proprietary safety technology is the only technical solution to OSHA’s requirement that all employees who work in hazardous environments be continuously monitored.  It allows such vital sign monitoring wirelessly from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world.  Without the Man-Down System, to be in compliance, companies must hire people whose sole responsibility is to monitor other workers.

“For companies that have workers in hazardous environments, GBN provides a cost-effective safety solution that saves lives,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a company with technology as essential as that which GBN offers.”

Man-Down System is a combination of Reflective Pulse Oximetry (RPO) technology and a proprietary web-based software system for monitoring Man-Down biosensors without installing software or hardware at end user facilities through GBN.  The stand alone system is comprised of helmet biosensors, transmitters, and an Intelligent Network Node (INN) which links the transmitters to GBN’s servers.  Security monitoring companies log into GBN’s servers, view real-time streaming data and optional web cam videos of their workers wearing the biosensors.

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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
 
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2 , 2008  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                   The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
   
 

THE CLIC RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR
LAUNCH OF ITS SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…The CLIC (College Life is Cool) has selected The Blaine Group to handle the national launch of its social networking site, www.theclic.net.

The CLIC, a new online network that unites everyone in the college-bound process in one interactive community, announced yesterday that students and institutions can begin signing up.  The network creates one-stop shopping for students and the universities, counselors, community groups and financial and programs that need to reach them.

“In recent years, the college application process has become a complex and challenging situation, causing unnecessary strife.  The CLIC demystifies this and all that surrounds it, thereby returning the selection of a college to the exciting, life-changing experience it used to be,” enthused Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

“The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     

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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
 
 
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2008  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP HAS BEEN RETAINED
BY EVOLUTION TRAINING AND COACHING LTD.
FOR BRANDING, POSITIONING, AND NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…The Blaine Group has been retained by UK-based Evolution Training and Coaching Ltd. for branding, positioning, and national public relations.

Evolution provides cultural and gender diversity programs, leadership development and executive coaching to clients spanning four continents.

“At time when the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that 74% of companies have diversity programs in place, Evolution is definitely in the right place at the right time,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with their innovative and talented team, “ she continued.

“When clients such as Barclays Bank praise Evolution, there is no doubt they are absolutely on target.  John Varley, Barclays Group Chief Executive recently commented, ‘thank you for running the Leading Edge programme for our Senior Women.  The feedback has been excellent.’”

With a 40 year cumulative track record, Evolution’s team custom designs innovative development programs.  Their expertise includes law, psychology, gender, cross-cultural and religious differences, globalization, communication and strategy.

The Blaine Group, a full-service communications agency, is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2008  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  ALLIED BUSINESS INTERMEDIARY INTERNATIONAL
RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…The Blaine Group has been retained by Allied Business Intermediary International, Inc. (ABI) to handle ongoing national public relations.

“We are pleased to have this increased opportunity to work with ABI,” reported Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “Having previously developed the company’s logo, corporate identity and website, we are looking forward to supporting ABI’s national expansion.  There is a tremendous need for smaller companies that want to sell their business.  ABI serves that $1 million to $100 million niche and focuses on assisting buyers and sellers alike with their next strategic move.  They view each deal as a transition, not a transaction,” she concluded.

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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

ABI’s URL is www.abiint.com.  Offices are located in Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Naples, FL; and Mumbia, India.

 
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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2008  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP HAS BEEN RETAINED TO PROMOTE
THE HUMOR REVOLUTION:  LAUGH FOR LIFE

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Dr. Alice, a medical doctor, humor expert, professional speaker, and author has retained The Blaine Group to promote her most recent book, The Humor Revolution:  Laugh For Life.

“Can humor transform your life?  Spend a few minutes reading The Humor Revolution or listening to Dr. Alice speak, and you’ll not only know that the answer is an unqualified yes, but also you’ll be ‘laughing with Dr. Alice!’” explained Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “We have no doubt that working with Dr. Alice will enhance our lives and yours,” she concluded. 

Dr. Alice arrives armed with Weapons of Laugh Instruction. Equipped with facts, fun and hilarious stories, she unveils startling findings on how humor benefits the body. How many know that humor has been proven to benefit the heart and the immune system? Learn more about Dr. Alice at www.laughingwithdralice.com.

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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 23, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  IMMUNOSYN CORPORATION RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR INVESTOR RELATIONS, FINANCIAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…  Immunosyn Corporation (IMYN.OTC.BB) has retained The Blaine Group for investor relations and financial public relations services.

Immunosyn is a development stage marketing and distribution company dedicated to improving the quality of life for millions of people who suffer from painful and debilitating diseases by providing access to highly effective and affordable biopharmaceutical products.  The company is pioneering a pipeline of innovative new therapeutics with an immediate focus on chronic auto-immune conditions, infectious disease, and neurological disorders.  The first product that Immunosyn intends to introduce is currently called SF-1019, which will be marketable upon receipt of regulatory approval for certain conditions in appropriate jurisdictions. 

“We truly believe that Immunosyn Corporation represents the future of medicine,” cited Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “SF-1019 is a major scientific breakthrough, which may have the ability to dramatically affect the immune system resulting in a rapid reduction of symptoms in many auto-immune and neurological disorders.  We are delighted to have been selected to represent the company,” she added.

About Immunosyn Corporation
La Jolla, CA-headquartered Immunosyn Corporation (IMYN.OTC.BB) plans to market and distribute life enhancing therapeutics.  Currently, the company has exclusive worldwide rights from its largest shareholder, Argyll Biotechnologies, LLC, to market, sell and distribute SF-1019, a compound that was developed from extensive research into Biological Response Modifiers (BRMs).  Argyll Biotechnologies, LLC has initiated the process for regulatory approval of SF-1019 in several countries and preparations for clinical trials are underway in both the US and Europe.  Research suggests that SF-1019 has the potential to affect a number of clinical conditions including auto-immune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), neurological disorders such as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD or RSDS) and complications from Diabetic Mellitus such Diabetic Neuropathy (DN) and Diabetic Ulcers (DU).

About The Blaine Group
The Blaine Group, “A Total Communications Agency” founded in 1975, offers public relations, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns. 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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

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The above news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on currently available information, and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and its management. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and are subject to a wide range of business risks, external factors and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements.  For additional information, please consult the Company’s most recent public filings and Annual Report on Form 10-K for its most recent fiscal year.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
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A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 1, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  SUNNYLIFE GLOBAL RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR INVESTOR RELATIONS, FINANCIAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
     
 

Los Angeles, CA…  PR Newswire… Sunnylife Global, Inc. (SNYL.PK) has retained The Blaine Group for investor relations and financial public relations services.

At a time when there’s a major need to develop superior quality healthcare management in China and build assisted-living housing for the nation’s aging population, Sunnylife Global is positioned to do so, with approvals from China’s central government. 

“We are thrilled to have been retained to represent a company with much needed solutions such as those that Sunnylife Global provides,” explained Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group. “Their timing to market is perfect and their President and Chairman, Richard Lo, truly understands that his multi-national corporation has social and environmental responsibilities as well as profit initiatives.  He is fully prepared to accept and meet the challenge to create a sustainable economy globally,” she concluded.

About Sunnylife Global
Sunnylife Global, Inc., (SNYL:PK)  has 21 signed agreements with the PRC for the upgrade of their level 2 hospitals to international standards and $20 million of financing has been received for the upgrade of the first two hospitals.  This alone will create $2 million in annual revenue. The enrollment process of the 50,000 government employees per hospital, as members of Sunnylife’s Healthcare Management System (HMO), has begun.  The company has plans for building and operating assisted living care centers. 46,000 people have pre-applied and been approved by the government.  The first 3,000 units are scheduled for completion mid-2008.  $19 million in financing is in place for this and annual yield should be $3.8 million beginning July 2008.

About The Blaine Group
The Blaine Group, “A Total Communications Agency” founded in 1975, offers public relations, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns 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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

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The above news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on currently available information, and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and its management. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and are subject to a wide range of business risks, external factors and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements.  For additional information, please consult the Company’s most recent public filings and 10-K.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     August 28, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 
THE BLAINE GROUP INKED TO REPRESENT
NEVA-EH:  PRINCE OF BLACK ANGELS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Magic.  Romance.  Action.  Adventure.  These elements have been the cornerstones of our most beloved epic stories.  Now, a gripping new novel and stage play weave these together to create an enchanting and powerful legend which The Blaine Group has been signed to represent.

Lonnie L. Henderson’s Neva~eh: Prince of Black Angels (Big Time Studios, LLC, $21.99, paperback) is a fantasy thriller that takes place in a time before Earth.  In this beautiful world a majestic kingdom is torn between heaven and hell.  Wonderfully mystical characters, like King Sabtah and Queen Divinity, embark on a grand journey that will test their strength as well as their love.  And like the breathtaking scenery, the story’s lush language captures the reader whole and does not let go.

Neva~eh, the musical-play, will have its world premiere in Los Angeles at the Stella Adler Theater September 8 through November 4, 2007. 

“The author is a recognized talent in theater, film, and television.  Lonnie unites his Southern charm with worldly charisma to write remarkable stories and craft unforgettable performances,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of the Blaine Group.  “We are thrilled to be working with him,” she concluded.

The first part of a captivating trilogy, Neva~eh stretches the boundaries of classic epics.  It portrays passion without apology and forces us to examine the primal fears and urges in our humanity.  It’s about unity and the monumental, triumphant change that can occur when people of all backgrounds work together.

 
     
  To learn more, please visit www.neva-eh.com or www.neva-ehnovel.com.  
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     August 7, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  CALIFORNIA CAPITAL PARTNERS RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
AS ITS MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY
 
     
 

Los Angeles, CA… California Capital Partners (CalCap), www.calcappartners.com, has selected The Blaine Group, a total communications agency, as its marketing/communications firm.

The California Ventures Debenture Fund (CalVen), a $150 million fund, is the group’s initial debt fund, which will be a companion to equity venture funds.

“CalCap is pleased to have The Blaine Group serve as its communications agency.  Their participation will add considerable value to the firm’s investment portfolio,” noted John R. Nelson, Managing Director.

Devon Blaine also serves as a Venture Partner in CalCap and is part of its accomplished team of finance and professional service partners.

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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    July 26, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP RETAINED TO REPRESENT
 FINE ARTIST SUSAN SOFFER COHN
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…The Blaine Group has been inked to represent Susan Soffer Cohn and her works of art which are created using the technique of Comage.

“A kindred spirit, Susan is a fellow marketing person who began painting after her fulfilling career.  This was not a planned second career.  When her husband bid on four art classes at a fundraiser, the rest was a blank canvas waiting for paint,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

Comage, Susan’s particular style of painting, could be described as a collage of many colors, layering and mixed media, splashed with joyful color and filled with deep meaning or just a playful feast for the eye to behold.  

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.

You may view Susan’s work at www.susancohnartist.com.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:       June 25, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP SIGNS ON TO PROMOTE
 CONFESSIONS OF A RESILIENT ENTREPRENEUR:
PERSEVERING TO SUCCESS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Frumi Rachel Barr, author of Confessions of a Resilient Entrepreneur: Persevering to Success (Savvy About, $19.95, paperback), has retained The Blaine Group to implement an author’s promotional tour.

“It’s always a thrill to have the opportunity to represent a former client again,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “With Frumi, it’s especially rewarding as she’s also a good friend and Confessions of a Resilient EntrepreneurPersevering to Success is her personal story.”

In the 70s, women believed they could “have it all.”  Then “experts” began to emphasize work-life balance, convincing many of us that we could not have it all.

Those experts never met Frumi Rachel Barr.

“Whether you are male or female, if you want to do/have it all, work-life balance doesn’t balance,” notes Frumi.  “You must integrate your work with your life,” she explains.

Numerous examples of how to accomplish this are recapped in Confessions of a Resilient Entrepreneur.  Reading it, there’s no doubt why her executive coaching clients frequently call her saying they need a “Frumi Fix.”

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   June 14, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  MIS SCIENCES INKS THE BLAINE GROUP TO IMPLEMENT
AN ONGOING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM
TO PROMOTE ITS eAlert® RAPID NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…MIS Sciences Corporation has signed The Blaine Group for ongoing marketing communications and public relations for eAlert, a central management system for emergency messaging.

“In the aftermath of Virginia Tech, now is certainly the time for eAlert to get its message out,” explained Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “Educational institutions and transportation authorities alike need a fast and efficient means to get their emergency messages out to their constituents.  eAlert’s technology does so at the rate of over one million messages per hour,” she added.

eAlert, a product of MIS Sciences Corporation, is uniquely designed for the immediate transmission of text messages to telephones, cellular phones, PDAs, pagers, and email accounts.  For additional information on the eAlert solution, go to www.ealert.com.

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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A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 28, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP JOINES FORCES
 WITH DEFENSE NUTRITION
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…Defense Nutrition has selected The Blaine Group to provide  marketing communications and public relations support for its products and publications.

Dedicated to providing nutritional defense against exposure to estrogenic chemicals in the environment, food and water, known for causing fat gain, metabolic disorders and cancer in women and men, Defense Nutrition offers natural solutions.  Learn more at www.defensenutrition.com.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Defense Nutrition in bringing its essential information about health to the attention of the public at large, all puns intended,” quipped Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “There’s never been a time in history when this data has been more needed,” she observed.  “And The Anti-Estrogenic Diet is fabulous.  My energy level has doubled in just two weeks on the diet!”

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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A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:       May 10 , 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

THE BLAINE GROUP INKED TO PROMOTE
THE CAREY FORMULA:  YOUR IDEAS ARE WORTH MILLIONS

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been retained to create the formula to publicize The Carey Formula:  Your Ideas Are Worth Millions (Carey Press, $29.95, hardcover) nationwide.

“There is no more charismatic entrepreneur inventor than Barbara Carey,” enthused Devon Blaine, President & CEO of The Blaine Group.  “Better yet, The Carey Formula is so simple that even a teenager can succeed by using it.  Barbara’s son, Rich Stachowski, Jr., became Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year when he was 13 by putting the formula to work for Short Stach.  Now every American can achieve their dreams and goals, thanks to Barbara,” she explained

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com

 
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A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:       May 1 , 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP SPEEDS UP WITH QD TECHNOLOGY  
     
 

Beverly Hills , CA …… QD Technology, a Rutherford, NJ-headquartered premier provider of database technology and on-demand data access solutions, has retained The Blaine Group for public relations.

Designed to improve the value of data analysts and business users through significantly faster, dedicated, on demand access to data, QD’s 3.0 release has demonstrated up to 10 times faster data query responses than traditional approaches.

“We are thrilled to be working with QD Technology and their unique disruptive technology,” noted Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group. “Jack Olson is the chief architect for QD’s database, so you know it’s cutting edge. After 17 years at IBM, Jack was lead architect at BMC Software for all DB2 products,” she concluded.

About QD Technology
QD Technology is a premier provider of next generation database technology and an innovator of software that compresses data to as small as 1/10 th its size, distributes compressed databases to user desktops and laptops, and empowers users, leveraging their current SQL Query tools, to get answers to read-only complex queries up to 10 times faster than possible today. QD Technology’s patented technology for compressing and indexing databases enables unprecedented query response times.

Leveraging QD Technology significantly improves data analysts value to businesses, adds new value with “closer to your customer” analytic insights, decreases storage costs, and improves disaster recovery resilience.

About The Blaine Group
The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301 , Beverly Hills , CA 90211 . The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        March 19, 2007  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:     Lisa Baker/Devon Blaine
                                                                                    The Blaine Group
                                                                                    310/360-1499
                                                                                    310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                    lisa@blainegroupinc.com
                                                                                    devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  THE BLAINE GROUP SIGNS ON TO PROMOTE PAIN WITHIN  
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…  The Blaine Group has been selected to handle public relations and schedule distributor and media screenings for Blue Diamond Entertainment’s Pain Within, a Rawn Hutchinson film.

A compelling drama, Pain Within strikes at the core of child abuse and the continuing impact it has on its victims.  Shot on location in Pittsburg, Pain Within stars Ron THE BLAINE GROUP SIGNS ON TO PROMOTE PAIN WITHIN Marnich, Amy Marsalis, and Tom Bower.  The film was completed for $2 million and all profits will be donated to child abuse charities.

“All of us at The Blaine Group are pleased to have the opportunity to work on such an important project,” enthused Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “Rawn Hutchinson has directed a most sensitive look at an issue that impacts more than a million children in the United States every year… child abuse,” she concluded.

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 15, 2007

 
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

The Blaine Group Retained to Handle Authors’ Promotional Tours
For Two Important New Books:
SLUR:  Silencing the Voice of Hatred and
Mortgage Free for Life:  Secrets Banks & Lenders Don’t Want You to Know!

 
 

Beverly Hills, CA… The Blaine Group has been retained to support the introduction of two important books with authors’ promotional tours.  They are Mark Lewis’s, SLUR: Silencing the Voice of Hatred (SterlingHouse Publisher, Inc., Blue Imp. Books, $11.95, trade paperback) and Mortgage Free For Life:  Secrets Banks & Lenders Don’t Want You to Know!  (BL Publications, $39.99, hardcover ) co-authored by Richard Weathington.

“Both SLUR and Mortgage Free are important books in their own right”, noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group, “and we are pleased to be representing them.  SLUR explores intolerance for races, religions and ethnicities different from one’s own, suggests that we have a choice, and that thinking differently can create change.  Mortgage Free For Life explores a method of paying off a home mortgage years ahead of schedule, without impacting the owner’s current lifestyle, using the L.E.A.P. system…Loan Equity Advantage Program… which allows the homebuyer to avoid paying over 50 percent of the value of the investment in interest fees to the bank!”

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 18, 2006  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

CALIFORNIA CAPITAL PARTNERS
NAMES BLAINE AS A VENTURE PARTNER

 
 

Los Angeles, CA… California Capital Partners (CalCap) has selected Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group, a total communications agency, as one of their Venture Partners
(www.calcappartners.com)

The California Ventures Debenture Fund (CalVen), a $150 million fund, is the group’s initial debt fund, which will be a companion to equity venture funds.

“CalCap is pleased to have Devon Blaine join this team of accomplished finance and professional services partners.  Her participation adds considerable value to the firm’s investment portfolio, and contributes to the advisory capacity of the community of Venture Partners associated with CalCap,” noted John Nelson, Managing Director.

Other Venture Partners include: cFour Partners, iQ Venture Partners, Kern & Augustine Law Firm, Litchfield Partners, Maximum Life Accelerator Fund, Nath Law Group, Norio Sugano, PEQVC Investment Bank, Peter Kontes, Resonnect, Strata Ventures, Tacna Corporation, et. al.

Blaine has long been involved with entrepreneurial enterprises, having been president of the Los Angeles Venture Association three different times and a board member for 18 years.  She remains an advisor to the board.  Blaine was also a founding board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and served as its third president.

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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 5, 2006  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

ABI, BUSINESS INTERMEDIARY FIRM,
SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP FOR CORPORATE ID PROJECT

 
 

Beverly Hills, CA…The Blaine Group has been retained by Allied Business Intermediary International, Inc. (ABI) to create the company’s logo, corporate identity, and website.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Robert Lanham and ABI,” reported Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.  “There is a tremendous need for smaller companies that want to sell their business.  ABI serves that $1 million to $50 million niche and focuses on assisting buyers and sellers alike with their next strategic move.  They view each deal as a transition, not a transaction,” she concluded.

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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

ABI’s URL is www.abiint.com.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           November 13, 2006  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY ASSOCIATION,
LOS ANGELES CHAPTER, SELECTS THE BLAINE GROUP
For Public Relations, Membership Expansion Program

 
 

Beverly Hills, CA….The Blaine Group has been selected by the Information Systems Security Association’s (ISSA-LA) Los Angeles Chapter to implement an on-going public relations program and community outreach program which will support their educational forums and membership expansion program.

“Business is on the front lines of protecting us all from identity theft and other forms of cyber-crime and no one knows better than the members of ISSA-LA how to protect critical information.  That’s why we’re proud to retain The Blaine Group to work with us in helping Los Angeles’ businesses protect its critical information,” explained Stan Stahl, ISSA-LA’s president.

About ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international organization providing educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance knowledge, skills and professional growth of its member information security professionals. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of organizational information resources.

Since its inception in 1982, ISSA’s membership has grown to include more than 13,000 information security professionals who represent a diverse collection of organizations, including major U.S. and international corporations, leading consulting firms, world-class educational institutions and government agencies. From Information Technology audit and corporate security to contingency planning and disaster recovery, ISSA members are committed to protecting their organization’s assets and resources.

The Los Angeles Chapter of ISSA holds regular meetings in downtown Los Angeles on the third Wednesday of every month.  See the website at www.issa-la.org.

About The Blaine Group

The Blaine Group, “A Total Communications Agency” founded in 1975, offers public relations, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns 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, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           August 21, 2006  
     
 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com          

 
     
 

CIPHERPASS RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
For Investor Relations, Financial Public Relations

 
     
 

Santa Monica, CA…  PR Newswire… CipherPass Corporation (OTC:CPHC), an innovator of digital security solutions, has retained The Blaine Group for investor relations and financial public relations services.

At a time when there’s a major computer security breach in the headlines on nearly a daily basis, CipherPass’ C~suite offers an easy to deploy secure email solution.  C~suite also provides a trusted digital signature solution for signing electronic documents that can streamline business processes and realize significant cost savings as compared to paper-based communications. With the use of C~vault, encrypted files and folders can be securely stored in a Microsoft environment. 

“We are thrilled to have been retained to represent a company with much needed solutions such as those CipherPass provides,” explained Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group. “Their timing to market is perfect,” she concluded.

About CipherPass Corporation

CipherPass Corporation is a digital security technology company that provides enterprise-class security solutions.  By partnering with the leading global managed digital certificate providers, CipherPass’ secure service solutions offer significant cost reduction for deploying and managing trusted digital certificates. C~suite security solutions help simplify the process of securing and sending confidential information within files and emails. C~suite is an effective solution for addressing companies' privacy and security compliance initiatives for HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA and SB1386. For product demonstrations and additional information regarding the Company’s solutions and services, please visit www.CipherPass.com.
 
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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           August 1, 2006  
     
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:        Devon Blaine
                                                                                  The Blaine Group
                                                                                   310/360-1499
                                                                                   310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                   devon@blainegroupinc.com          
 
     
 
THE BLAINE GROUP RETAINED TO PROMOTE
NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCHES FOR TWO HOT SUMMER READS
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA, August 1, 2006 -- The Blaine Group has been retained to handle national book launches for two books, St. Martin’s/Dunne Books’  Dark Gold,
($24.95, Hard Cover) and Hampton Roads Publishing Company’s Marilyn Monroe Returns, ($22.95, Trade Cloth).

“We are delighted to represent these books and their authors,” states Devon Blaine, founder and president of the total communications agency.  “Both are superbly written, both challenge the reader’s intelligence and imagination, both have their own unique market and both are great summer reads.” 

Marilyn Monroe Returns, written by Dr. Adrian Finkelstein, a board-certified psychiatrist and specialist in past-life regression, chronicles the painful journey of flashbacks and dreams Sherrie Lee Laird, a Canadian pop singer, experienced as he helped her heal from her past life as Marilyn Monroe.

First-time novelist David Angsten’s Dark Gold is a summer thriller that satisfies both intellectual curiosity and an appetite for adventure.  His masterful storytelling keeps readers totally absorbed as he takes them on a hero’s journey that reveals how evil initiated hundreds of years ago carries its corruptive influence into the present.

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. 
 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           June 16, 2006  
 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:     Devon Blaine
                                                                                    The Blaine Group
                                                                                    310/360-1499
                                                                                    310/360-1498 (FAX)
                                                                                    devon@blainegroupinc.com

 
     
 
DECISION SCIENCES CORPORATION RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
Positioning, Branding, Creative Platform Are Agency’s Initial Marketing Tasks
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA…  June 16, 2006… Decision Sciences Corporation, a San Diego-headquartered software development and systems integration company has retained The Blaine Group for marketing communications services.

The Architects of Reasoning, Decision Sciences Corporation delivers intelligent systems, stimulated learning and innovative media solutions to the public and private sectors.  With offices in San Diego, Washington, DC, Seattle, and Dallas, Decision Sciences Corporation is Building Real World Solutions for vital needs.

The Blaine Group’s initial tasks for Decision Sciences Corporation are positioning, branding, and the development of a creative platform.  Secondary assignments are crafting the website text, creating collateral materials, and implementing an ongoing public relations campaign.

“Influencing the marketspace with the right message is essential to our goals and we believe The Blaine Group is up to the task,” said Rich Smith, President and CEO of Decision Sciences Corporation. 

“Having worked with Rich some years ago when he led a pioneering Virtual Reality company, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to assist in supporting the launch and growth of Decision Sciences Corporation,” enthused Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group.

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.  The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2006  
 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:               Devon Blaine/Joyce Brubaker
                                                                                          The Blaine Group
                                                                                           Phone: 310.360.1499 FAX: 1498
                                                                                           e-mail:   devon@blainegroupinc.com

 
     
 
SOUL VEGETARIAN™  RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
For Branding, Public Relations, Marketing, Website Development
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA, July 10, 2006 ….The Blaine Group has been retained by SoulVegetarianä, a Los Angeles-based food company that produces Laura’s Organic, Kosher, Vegan™ foods and beverages, it was announced today by Devon Blaine, president and CEO of the total communications company.  Contract calls for branding, public relations and marketing as well as website development.
“For years, Soul Vegetarian’s tasty dishes have delighted vegetarian restaurant-goers around the world with mouth-watering-good food made with fresh, organic ingredients that combine all the dietary requirements of kosher and vegan cuisines,” Blaine explains. “Studies indicate that one out of every four Americans is vegan, vegetarian or vegetarian inclined.  In response, Soul Vegetarian is entering both the retail and food service markets. The timing is perfect and it is The Blaine Group’s role to

support Soul Vegetarian’s launch.  View the delicious dishes at www.soulvegetarian.com.
    The Blaine Group, a total communications agency, 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., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.   Phone: 310.360.1499.  Fax: 310.360.1498 Email: devon@blainegroupinc.com.

 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2006  
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The Blaine Group
Phone: 310.360.1499 FAX: 1498
e-mail: blaine@pacificnet.net
 
     
 

SIGNATURE EYEWEAR RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR INVESTOR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Signature Eyewear (SEYE: OB), has retained The Blaine Group for investor relations and public relations services.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Signature Eyewear as it is a progressive eyeglass frame and sunglass company that is internationally recognized. We have known the company for some time and welcome the challenge of taking them to the next level,” observed Devon Blaine, president and CEO of The Blaine Group.

Signature Eyewear is a leading designer and marketer of prescription eyeglass frames and sunglasses under internationally-recognized brand names such as: Laura Ashley Eyewear, bebe eyes, Hart Schaffner Marx, Nicole Miller Eyewear, and HUMMER Eyegear. Signature Eyewear's proprietary brands include Dakota Smith Eyewear and The Signature Eyewear Collection.

Additionally, Signature Eyewear, Inc. and Cutter & Buck, Inc. (CBUK:NASDAQ) recently signed a license agreement for Cutter & Buck eyewear through December 31, 2009 with a two year renewal option. The agreement gives Signature Eyewear the exclusive right to design and distribute Cutter & Buck optical and sun styles worldwide.

Signature Eyewear's products are sold in the United States and internationally to opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists and to major retail chains. For information about Signature Eyewear call 310/330-2700 or visit the Company’s web site at www.sigeye.com.

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the URL is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2006  
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The Blaine Group
Phone: 310.360.1499 FAX: 1498
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MARTINKA JOINS THE BLAINE GROUP
AS MANAGER OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA… Katharina Martinka has joined The Blaine Group as Manager of Investor Relations. As such, she will work with the agency’s publicly-traded clients.

“We are thrilled to add Katie’s expertise and background to our Investor Relations practice. She’s an ideal addition to The Blaine Group’s team, “enthused Devon Blaine, The Blaine Group’s president and CEO. “Who better understands the needs of a fast-track public company than someone who’s supervised Investor Relations in house as general counsel? That’s Katie, “she concluded.

Martinka is an attorney and business consultant with 15 years of experience in corporate compliance, intellectual property, real estate, business and insurance law. An effective leader with a track record of initiating, designing and implementing policies, programs and procedures to provide excellent legal and consulting servies, efficiently and cost effectively, she also has an in-depth understanding of deal making in the software/internet industry.

She served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Accelrys, a scientific software provider; and FileNet Corporation, an integrated content management software provider; and was In-House Counsel for Aprisina Technologies, a division of Cabletron Systems.

he Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301 , Beverly Hills , CA 90211 . The telephone number is 310/360-1499, the FAX number is 310/360-1498, and the website address is www.blainegroupinc.com.

 
     
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8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
       
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Joyce Brubaker/Devon Blaine
The Blaine Group
Phone: 310.360.1499 FAX: 1498
e-mail: blaine@pacificnet.net
 
     
  EON REALITY RETAINS THE BLAINE GROUP
FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS REPRESENTATION
 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA .... The Blaine Group has been retained for public relations representationn by EON Reality, Inc., it was announced today by Devon Blaine, founder and president of the total communications agency.

“I have long admired this outstanding corporation,” Blaine enthuses. “The undisputed leader in its field, EON follows a customer-centric philosophy. For each client, its out-of-the-box innovators stretch dimensions to create a software solution specific to that client’s needs. The results are stunning and signficiantly successful.”

EON’s clients’gratitude and trust is evidenced in these words from Diana Zimmerman, President of CMS and Siemens tradeshow coordinator: “With the support of EON technology and outstanding staff, we ... put together a presentation like none before giving Siemensa crucial edge over competition. .... EON’s Artificial I and EON Interact are not future technologies ... they make a significant impact ... today.”

An international company with US headquarters in Irvine, CA and offices in Sweden, Germany and Australia, EON Reality is the world’s leading interactive visual content management software provider. Corporations using EON’s software solutions include Audi, Bank of America, Canon, Dell, Hon, Lear, Lexmark, Lexus, Noika, Office Depot, Samsung and Shimano.

EON’s powerful software solutions are helping companies increase sales, communicate product functionality more effectively and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. Its products have a high level of interactivity, simulation realism, rendering quality and integrated data exchange capability optimized for high performance on today’s standard PC and Internet.

 The Blaine Group, a total communications agency, 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. , Beverly Hills , CA 90211 .

Phone: 310.360.1499. Fax: 310.360.1498 Email: devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
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  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Joyce Brubaker/Devon Blaine
The Blaine Group
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THE BLAINE GROUP TAPPED TO HANDLE
NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCHES FOR TWO PUBLISHERS

 
     
 

Beverly Hills , CA ---- The Blaine Group has been retained to handle national book launches for two publishers, Child Life Books’ Manners I. Care and Visionary Publishing’s Totally Fulfilled.

“We are very proud to represent these books,” says Devon Blaine, founder and president of the total communications agency. “Though aimed at very different markets, both are superbly written and offer readers solutions to very real social problems. Both publishers and authors have a deep commitment to helping people. Both books will be in stores in May.”

Written by first-time author, David Bruce and illustrated by Joan Delahanty, Manners I. Care is a story time picture book solution for kids 2-10 to learn how to cope in an ‘I- don’t-care-if you-don’t-care’ world. The name of the book and the name of the lead character, Manners, is the same. A magical mentor, Manners helps Jack Bantam, a boy who feels like he lives in time out, discover that manners, caring and sharing bring friends and fun. David Bruce is donating 100 percent of his after-tax royalties, up to $10 million, to children’s charities.

In writing Totally Fulfilled, Graziosi’s passion and ultimate goal is to let people know that they can absolutely replace stress, scarcity, pain, low self-esteem, frustration, lack of fulfillment, and unhappiness with success, financial independence, love, courage, confidence, peace, happiness, faith and total fulfillment in all areas of life. Basic to his method is to “take the time to build the right core to your life.” Notes Blaine , “Totally Fulfilled is today’s “Think and Grow Rich.”

he Blaine Group, a total communications agency, 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.

 
     
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2005  
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The Blaine Group, Inc.
A Total Communications Agency

8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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THE BLAINE GROUP INKS TWO AUTHORS’ PROMOTIONAL TOURS
FOR BOOKS DESTINED TO BE BESTSELLERS

Beverly Hills, CA… Due to its track record of having represented three bestselling books, “Nice Girls Do, and Now You Can,Too”, “On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors,” and “Meg,” The Blaine Group has recently been retained to schedule authors’ promotional tours for Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures ‘They’ Don’t Want You To Know About” and Patricia Aburdene’s “Megatrends 2010: What You Need To Know About The Rise Of Conscious Capitalism and How It Will Change The Way You Work, Invest, and Shop.”

The updated edition of Trudeau’s “Natural Cures ‘They’ Don’t Want You To Know About,” (Alliance Publishing Group, $29.95, Hardcover), will be available in bookstores, supermarkets, drug and health food stores nationally July 1, 2005. It follows on the heels of the spectacular sales success of the original edition which has sold 1.5 million copies since September, 2004 via infomercial.

Aburdene’s “Megatrends 2010,” (Hampton Roads, $24.95, Hardcover), will arrive in bookstores nationwide September 1, 2005. She was co-author of New York Times best-seller, “Megatrends 2000.”

“We are proud to have been selected to work with these two outstanding authors. Both have distinctly different and important messages to share with the entire populace,” noted Devon Blaine, President and CEO of The Blaine Group. “It’s a very exciting time at The Blaine Group,” she concluded.

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
The telephone number is 310/360-1499. The email address is
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2003  
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COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL ADDRESSES
ASSSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
ON TIMELY ISSUE: TO BRAND OR NOT TO BRAND

Beverly Hills, CA … Communications professional, Devon Blaine, addresses

the Association of Professional Consultants on the value of branding for a consultant, titled To Brand or Not To Brand, What Should You Really Focus on to Build Your Business?

Networking begins at 6 P.M., dinner at 6:30 P.M. and Blaine’s presentation at 7 P.M, Thursday, February 20, at the Orange County Airport Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA.

Blaine, a “hands on pragmatist,” will focus on what consultants must do to build a business at no other cost than time. “I’m not going to tell you that you need to spend $10,000 to brand your business,” Blaine says. “Advising unaffordable expenditures on marketing during an economic downturn is poor advice. However, there is no better time to erode your competitor’s market share.”

Blaine founded The Blaine Group, a total communications agency, in 1975 that specializes in public relations, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns 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., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Phone: 310-360-1499. Fax: 310.360.1498 Email: blaine@pacificnet.net.
 
     
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THE BLAINE GROUP BECOMES GOLD SPONSOR OF
CONSORTIUM INNOVATION CENTERS

Beverly Hills, CA --- The Blaine Group, Inc. will participate as a Gold Sponsor of Consortium Innovation Centers LLC, (CIC) which applies proven methodologies and uses empowerment processes and relationships to create high-value technology companies.

“We are deeply impressed with the forward-thinking business process CIC has developed,” states Devon Blaine, founder and CEO of The Blaine Group. “And, in light of the profound challenges facing the Southern California business community, what could be a more positive move than to support a group that has a proven business process that identifies, filters, and develops technology-based companies to become investable enterprises. To this end, CIC employs applications of proprietary technology and business development resource methods in strategic partnerships with industry, colleges and universities, local governments, entrepreneurs, and investors.”

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the rapid and enthusiastic uptake of sponsorships committed by top regional and national accounting, executive recruiting, insurance, law, marketing, real estate and technology firms.” CIC president Donald Jacobs enthuses. “In addition, he continues, “institutional investors have joined CIC’s Capitalist Club, and there is a queue of candidate companies requesting enrollment in the regions’ first Success Formulas® process. With the support we’re getting for the launch of CIC here in Southern California, I wouldn’t be surprised if we surpassed the successful outcomes of the two prior Innovation Centers in record time.”

CIC Gold Sponsorship responsibilities include participation in the selection of CIC portfolio companies and membership on the CIC Advisory Committee.

The Blaine Group, “A Total Communications Agency” founded in 1975, offers public relations, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. Recently, TBG formed a strategic alliance with Brody Smythe Direct, Inc., a direct marketing corporation.

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Phone: 310-360-1499. Fax: 310.360.1498 Email: blaine@pacificnet.net.

Website: www.blainegroupinc.com

Consortium Innovation Centers principal address is 225 West Hospitality Lane, Suite 209, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Phone: 909.890.9373 FAX: 509.355.4143
 
     
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2002  
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WANT SUCCESS DURING A RECESSION?
MARKETING. MARKETING. MARKETING.

 
 

“Most corporations are still choosing to cut costs as a means to improve productivity as opposed to investing in human or technological capital.”

 
    Carl Tannenbaum, LaSalle Bank/ABN Amro  
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA – “Success during a recession is best achieved through marketing, according to Devon Blaine, president and founder of The Blaine Group. “One of the first business casualties in a recession is often the advertising and PR budget,” she explains. “It’s a typical knee-jerk reaction to cost cutting. Though this strategy might seem to make common sense, recessions are times that call for uncommon business wisdom. Recessions reward the aggressive marketer and penalize the timid one.”

Blaine advises her clients that a recessionary market can provide an opportunity for an industrial business to break from traditional budget-cutting patterns and build a greater share of market through aggressive media advertising and promotion. Her advice is substantiated by The Strategic Planning Institute of Cambridge, MA in an analysis of more than 1,000 industrial businesses in the PIMS (Profit Impact of Market Strategy) database.

In fact, the study indicates that businesses that are aggressive media spenders can increase their share of market more than the average business during market downturns. Correspondingly, businesses that reduce media expenditures in expansion times suffer loss or market share. It was demonstrated that aggressive businesses may be able to accomplish these gains through greater expenditures without reducing short-term profitability.

Businesses that maintain aggressive marketing programs during a recession outperform companies that rely more on cost-cutting measures. Penton Research Services reports that shortly after the 1990 – 91 recession, Coopers & Lybrand, in conjunction with Business Science International, surveyed CEOs from growth companies about the effect the recession had on their profit growth and the actions they had taken in response.

Better performing businesses were more likely to have taken such actions as selling to new customers, expanding to new markets, and increasing ad spending. A larger percentage of firms only “somewhat” slowed by the downturn than companies “significantly” slowed indicated that marketing actions were most effective in coping with the recession. A strong marketing program enables a firm to solidify its customer base, take business way from less aggressive competitors and position itself for future growth during the recovery.

Blaine reports that a recent survey determined that three in five growth companies slowed by the recession found aggressive marketing worked better than traditional cost-containment measures to beat the downturn.

  • Among those firms reporting they were ONLY SOMEWHAT slowed by the recession, 63% placed primary focus on marketing; 26% focused on cost containment.
  • In contrast, firms that were SIGNIFICANTLY slowed by the recession were considerably less market-driven as a group: 46% placed primary emphasis on marketing; 45% concentrated first on -cost containment.

Blaine surmises that these results bear out the effectiveness of an offensive strategy in times of economic uncertainty. Generally, companies looking first to build market share fared better than their counterparts who relied predominately on cost-cutting techniques.

Further, an overwhelming majority of American executives, 86 percent, agree that companies that advertise in a down economy stay more top-of-mind when purchase decisions are being made and create more positive impressions about their commitment to their products and services. And a whopping 99 percent agree that even in a down economy, it’s important to keep abreast of new products and services, according to a recent Yankelovich/Harris Interactive Research Report.

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2002  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Joyce Brubaker/Devon Blaine
The Blaine Group
Phone: 310.360.1499 FAX: 1498
e-mail: blaine@pacificnet.net
 
     
 

AMERICAN VENTURE ONLINE EDITION FEATURES
“DO’S AND DON’TS FOR ENTRPRENEURS RAISING CAPTIAL,”
AUTHORED BY DEVON BLAINE

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA – American Venture business magazine online edition is featuring Do’s and Don’ts for Entrepreneurs Raising Capital, an article authored by Devon Blaine, president and founder of The Blaine Group. Just visit www.avce.com for the next two weeks and look under the featured articles section. The direct link is http://www.avce.com/main/php?load=default&newsid=41.

The noted Southern California communications specialist has authored articles for many national publications and is a sought-after speaker by business and networking organizations. Most recently she was a featured speaker and workshop leader at the National Association of Women in Business Organization’s national conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. (NAWBO).

Ms. Blaine presently serves on the Los Angeles board of The Entrepreneurship Institute, the board of directors of Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and is an active member of a variety of business organizations including NAWBO, the Southern California Investors Association (SCIA) and the CEO Club.

The Blaine Group, “A Total Communications Agency” founded in 1975, offers public relations, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. Recently, TBG formed a strategic alliance with Brody Smythe Direct, Inc., a direct marketing corporation. The Blaine Group is a Gold Sponsor of Consortium Innovation Centers LLC, (CIC).

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Phone: 310-360-1499. Fax: 310.360.1498 Email: blaine@pacificnet.net.

Website: www.blainegroupinc.com.

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The Blaine Group, Inc.
 
 
A Total Communications Agency
 
 
8665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
 
310/360-1499 · 310/360-1498 FAX · E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com
 
     
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2002  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Joyce Brubaker/Devon Blaine
The Blaine Group
Phone: 310.360.1499 FAX: 1498
e-mail: blaine@pacificnet.net
 
     
 

COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT TAPPED TO SPEAK AT
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS (NAWBO)
“THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP” MEETING AND CONFERENCE

 
     
 

Beverly Hills, CA …. Devon Blaine, founder and owner of The Blaine Group, has been chosen to present as one of the featured speakers at the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 2002 meeting and conference, “The Power of Partnership,” being held June 20-22 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT.

“New Markets for Your Products-New Products for Your Markets,” Blaine’s presentation, focuses on how market research and trend watching expands marketing potential and points out that three out of five growth companies slowed by the recession find that aggressive marketing is working better than traditional cost-containment measures to beat the downturn.

The Blaine Group, “A Total Communications Agency” founded in 1975, offers public relations, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns as comprehensive communications campaigns or as stand-alone entities. It also handles investor relations and financial public relations activities for its publicly-traded clients. Recently, TBG formed a strategic alliance with Brody Smythe, Inc. a direct marketing corporation. Blaine was a founding board member and third president of NAWBO’s Los Angeles chapter.

The Blaine Group is located at 8665 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Phone: 310-360-1499. Fax: 310.360.1498 Email: blaine@pacificnet.net.

Website: www.blainegroupinc.com

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