Why Online Reputation Management Is So Important

A study by the World Economic Forum shows that over 25% of a company’s value comes from its reputation. The issue with this is that many companies aren’t prepared to manage reputation risk drivers that don’t fall under their immediate control. Now that third party review websites are so popular, businesses need to have a strategy to manage what is said about them online.

Over half of all individuals in the world now use the Internet on a regular basis. In order to build a positive image of their brand, businesses need to do more than just be present in the media and work on increasing their market share. They have to shape the way their customers see them too. As a lot of discussion about brands takes place online, this has given rise to the Online Reputation Management (ORM) industry.

Status Labs is a company that specializes in providing online reputation management services to various clients. Businesses aren’t the only ones who use their services. Individuals, such as artists, entertainers, business people, athletes and politicians also need to keep a close eye on what others are saying about them online and promote a positive image of themselves.

There are a variety of techniques used by Status Labs to promote a positive image of their clients. They work hard to push positive information as close as possible to the top of search results on Google. Another important service they offer is help in removing false or libelous information from social media, discussion forums and consumer review sites.

A brand needs positive online feedback and reviews to thrive. Studies show that 70% of consumers make their buying decisions based primarily on online reviews. 84% of buyers say that online feedback about a brand has a certain influence on what they buy.

While it’s not possible to just scrub all negative remarks about a brand from the Internet, there are various things that companies can do to minimize their impact. Simply responding quickly to criticism or negative reviews can do a lot to protect a brand’s overall reputation.

Coriant Looks To Improved Profits Under Shaygan Kheradpir

The technology company Coriant has grown by a huge amount since it was spun out of Siemens in 2013 under the leadership of CEO Pat DiPietro. The problem Coriant has always faced is the fact DiPietro has always been earmarked to return to his role with the parent company of Marlin Equity Partners; the planned return to Marlin of DiPietro has left a vacant leadership position within Coriant that the parent company has determined will be filled by Shaygan Kheradpir. The well known and respected technology executive has spent a large amount of the last 30 years in the technology industry, but also brings many well rounded business skills to the company.

Despite the strong skills Kheradpir brings in terms of developing new technologies he also provides a strong level of skill as a business executive. Kheradpir is a popular figure in many industries where he brought both new technologies, and a new way of doing business in well established areas of business. One of the major areas of success for Kheradpir in his past was his time as the main technology executive at the financial giant Barclay’s.

The period spent at Barclay’s allowed Shaygan Kheradpir to develop a global business view after he was charged with the task of producing a network linking the offices of the corporation across the world. Not only did Kheradpir achieve this with amazing levels of success he also created one of the first digital bill paying and funds transfer programs that has become the benchmark for those that have followed.

Pat DiPietro may be stepping aside from his day to day involvement with Coriant, but he will remain an important figure at the company with a place on the board. Marlin Equity Partners is hoping the appointment of Shaygan Kheradpir will bring new levels of success and higher profits to the brand they established just three years ago.

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The Drama, The Queens, The Reality

Let’s begin with it all front and centered. The “Queens of Drama” is not just a soap opera; it’s not just a reality skit either. This full-fledge, cork-popping, eye-shadow drama is the best of both worlds multiplied by six.

Six of the world’s prominent soap opera stars collaborate—or at least try to—to produce what is, at its heart, a solid idea in script format for modern television. A script, however, is actually not needed for this type of soap.

At best, you can pretend one exists.

The premise: A group of successful female producers work together to. …produce. …reality. Pause for a moment if you have to. We tend to take our time to let it all sink in. Better yet, somebody call the hairdresser, the stylist and a makeup artist. Egos are sure to get bruised, and a few fingernails will find themselves where they oughtn’t be.

This is “sometimes” what we hope for. Those inherent risks, to pull off a broadcast like this, is exactly why people love to see the series air. The show has been a hit. The more “drama” and disaster, the more viewership, prestige and money.

The show landed on the broadcast scene at a time when the general viewings and filming of soap operas were in steady decline. They still are. This makes the plot in “Queens of Drama” a cutting-edge technology. We all know how inexpensive reality shows are to make and how much fun, attention and publicity they can garner.

Even the most cruel soul will stop to see what commotion a reality like this is making if for a brief moment. When you consider the top-tier names in soap opera who appear, it becomes easy to understand where this “hype” inevitably comes from.

The show casts, Lindsay Hartley, Donna Mills, Vanessa Marcil, Chrystee Pharris and Hunter Tylo. The right atmosphere is brewed in this collective. Of those known names on the “Queens of Drama” cast bound to be recognized by soap opera enthusiasts will we find the beautiful and wonderfully successful, Crystal Hunt.

Crystal is one of two blondes we see among the day-to-day activities of the filmed syndication. Like those co-producing in this reality-like series, Crystal Hunts takes on a pseudo-role that, like other cast members, resembles a prior role the actress played. For Crystal, the popular persona of Stacy Morasco is, more often than not, displayed on broadcast.

CrunchBase outlined that Ms. Hunt got her initial start at the-age-of 17 when casted for a day-time debut during the broadcast of “Guiding Light”. Since then, and as a teenager, she has become an Emmy-nominated actress working on the cast of “Guiding Light” for four years. That role ended at roughly the-age-of 21 and for a bright star in Hollywood.

It’s not a bad place to start considering how much Crystal’s acting career has propelled forward. This breakthrough, for an underage star, enabled opportunities for Crystal Hunt to appear on the big screen, big time. A handful of movies under her belt resulted in the actress returning back to where it all started however: soap operas.

Jim Dondero comments on Short Covering in latest upward Stock Market

Gold still finished just under $1100 per ounce at and up by $1.90 at $1,096.30 per ounce. So if all of the other indicators are falling, gold is still on the rise. Times are tough in 2016 for the investor as the market has been tumbling down each day of the new year up until January 22, 2016. Finally the S and P has taken an upward swing. The release of the new iPhone 7 has stock advisors suggesting purchases of Apple stock now as there is an expected price hike by 50% a share before the new release in September.

Many other indicators were up including the Crude Oil barrel price and the oil itself, which closed at $32, the highest price per barrel since January 8th of 2016. The price had been in free fall making the barrel worth more than its contents at one point when it sunk to $29 per barrel just days ago. Chris Gaffney of EverBank World Markets suggests that “It is all about oil today. We were able to continue a rally in oil or at least have oil stop falling and come back up a bit. That’s got equity investors dipping their toes in the market again.” He went on to state that investors such as Draghi will pull his investment out as other big investors will do everything possible to support the markets.

Altogether the Dow Jones industrial average closed some 210 points over 16,000 with Apple showing the highest gains along with Goldman Sachs delivering the most gains of the day as the Dow reached 250 at one point that afternoon. Despite these gains as a whole the U.S. Stock market has been extremely under performing for the year thus far. All major U.S. Averages were down by 6.6% or more for 2016, a 10 percent fall under the 52-week intraday highs known as market correction metrics. Experts at Highland Capital such as Joe Sowin and Jim Dondero see this as a rally caused by short covering with energy and materials stocks leading the way for the recovery.

Jim Dondero of Highland Capital, a CPA, CFA, 30 year leader in hedge fund management, innovator of the Collateralized Loan Obligation, President, CEO and co-founder of the company located in Dallas, Texas, has sound perception of these rare market fluctuations. It is true that the markets are in uncharted territories these last few weeks due to the global struggle with each of its markets. China has been slowing its roaring economy with more indications that despite its healthy GPA number, relatively speaking, it is a tanking economy just as many of the other major economies.

Doe Deere And Her Favorite Rules To Break

Doe Deere is a woman that likes to make and break the rules. She has been involved in the cosmetics industry for quite some time. Deere was born in Russia, and she was raised in New York. Deere knew that she wanted to work in fashion from quite a young age. Deere was always a unique girl, and she wanted to be able to showcase her talent and her love for color. Doe Deere started her own fashion line, and she would sell her clothes on eBay. Many of her fans liked the way that she did her makeup, and they would ask her about her makeup and color and style. Those fans made her have an epiphany about her career. Deere decided that she was going to start her own makeup brand.

Deere was able to start up her own cosmetic line with just a couple hundred dollars and her dreams. Deere wanted to create a makeup brand that was different from the rest. She wanted her makeup to be free of any social rules, and she wanted her makeup to make people look and feel great. She created Lime Crime makeup, and she became a successful entrepreneur soon after the creation of her line. Lime Crime is a makeup brand that is now sold internationally.

Deere recently did a interview with The Bustle about some of her favorite rules to break. In the interview Deere spoke of the fact that she loves to break the following rules when it comes to fashion: wearing a bold lip with a bold eye color, wearing open toed shoes with socks, wearing different patterns, wearing brightly colored clothes with unnatural colored hair, wearing many different colors at once, dressing according to age, and wearing occasion specific clothing.

Deere does not believe that the media, social norms, or anyone else should dictate the way that a person should dress or groom themselves. Doe Deere is a woman that loves colors, and she wears colors whenever she wants. She believes that color was made to be seen, and she believes that patterns were made to be worn. Deere enjoys wearing bright colors in her makeup, and she also enjoys wearing vibrant colors in her clothing as well. Deere encourages her fans to live an unapologetic life, and she does the same. Deere’s makeup brand is a reflection of how she lives her life. Doe Deere takes life day by day; she expresses herself with her colorful makeup, clothing, and her spirit.

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How Brian Torchin Has Contributed To Matters Related To Health

Brian Torchin is the founder of HCRC staffing. Many know him as a veteran of the healthcare industry. He is known to have started health recruitment by opening and managing offices in Florida, Delaware and Philadelphia. Soon after that, he quickly rose to the creme de la creme of the healthcare industry in matters recruitment. Currently, he is the President of Health Care Recruitment Counsellors, LLC as Brian’s Resume showcases. He has been able to expand the company to Europe and as far as Asia.

Torchin is not new to matters related to health. He familiarized himself with the industry when he was a physician in chiropractic practice. He gained growing knowledge in managing health and out of the same, he knew what offering the best healthcare clientele entails.

According to the company website, the company even offers additional availability during nights and weekends to their clients. The company is also well respected in matters professional consulting, background checks and even staff training. On the company’s site, Torchin writes occasionally and offers advise on all areas related to health recruitment.

In addition to that, the company also offers dentist opportunities, chiropractic jobs, physical therapist jobs and many more. To date, the company has managed to work with private hospitals, private practices and more. The company has a large database of active physicians and it works day in day out to find openings for clients who are qualified and new.

The company assists its candidates and clients by having an easier identification in matters related to clients openings. The company is well respected in matters related to putting the client first. Clients and other companies that work together with the company term it as very detail oriented and professional.

The company has a client base of more than 200 in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia. The company collaborates with different enterprises, organizations and groups in healthcare. Since starting the company, it has remained a respected team player. The company’s goal has always been about delivering quality services and fulfilling the client’s needs.

HCRC is all about effecting change. Change that can be felt in a healthy way. Under Torchin’s guidance, the company is even geared for better heights. The health care sector all over the world has always been in a staff recruitment crisis. However, with companies like HCRC, the future will be healthy and bright since it solves all that. It is available in different countries therefore easing that specific burden to clients.  Follow them on Twitter for further information.

Serial Entrepreneur Brad Reifler

The serial entrepreneur and grand son of the Founder of Refco and serial entrepreneur Brad Reifler is the founder and chief executive officer of Forefront Capital. He founded the company in 2009. Brad Reifler has an interesting career in finance. He started as a star trader in his first company, Reifler a trading Company, a company that would eventually be acquired by his grandfather’s company Refco in 2000. During his time with Reifler Trading , the company managed hundreds of millions of dollars. They later began to handle institutional research accounts.

In 1995 Brad Reifler founded Pali Capital, a sell side broker dealer, and bought his beautiful New York home. During his 13 years at Pali Capital , the company made over $1 billion in commission and sales. His company’s success can be credited to his unique strategy while dealing with hedge funds. Since 2009, Brad Reifler has been the acting CEO of Forefront Capital, LLC. His experience and track record has allowed him to attract the top investment bankers, registered investment advisors, and business leaders to his firm. In 2014 his company announced an initiative that would change investment programs for sure.

His company now caters to non accredited investors. This is another brilliant and innovative strategy by Brad Reifler, something he has been doing his entire career.