Innovative New Device Simplifies Confusing TV Remote Controls

West Boylston, MA, USA (November 21, 2015) — Ask TV-viewers to comment on the remote controls provided by their cable company and nearly everyone will tell you the same thing: “Too Many Buttons!”

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Many of today’s remotes resemble the cockpit of a jetliner and as remotes have become more complex, seniors and the technically unsavvy long for a “kinder, gentler” way to help avoid interruptions when watching their favorite TV shows. Press one wrong button and kablooey: the dreaded Blue Screen, a snow squall, HDMI-3 or a program being broadcast in a strange-sounding foreign language!

Button Blocker

Meet the Solution to this Common, Frustrating Problem: BUTTON BLOCKER® is a removable cover that snaps onto standard issue pay-TV remote controls quickly & easily. Its patent-pending design allows access to the subset of buttons which are most commonly used and covers up the others- making it impossible to press “wrong” buttons. It can be removed and refitted in seconds. Easy-peasy.

Button Blocker, LLC, is the single-product start-up located in West Boylston, Massachusetts which manufactures, markets and sells the device. Founder Jack McDaniel reports: “Every day millions of viewers watching TV press one or more buttons out of sequence on their remote which results in their TV becoming uncontrollable and unwatchable. When this happens, the viewer is taken to a place from which they are unfortunately unable to return. Feeling helpless, they must place an embarrassing phone call to a family member or to Customer Service at the cable company to help them “fix” (reset) their TV. In a 2014 study, one out of six respondents reported that when this happens, they become so frustrated and upset that they stop watching TV.”

McDaniel explains: “With a Button Blocker® fitted onto the remote, the user has access to the buttons they want and need and not the ones they don’t. TV-viewing becomes infinitely more enjoyable because there are no interruptions. It’s a ‘Set it & Forget It’ type of deal”.

The device sells for about $10 and can be ordered though the company’s website. Button Blocker® makes a perfect holiday gift for loved ones and family members. McDaniel says emotionally: “No one likes seeing someone they care about struggle with something that should be so simple.”

Button Blocker® is molded of unbreakable polycarbonate and is backed by an unlimited lifetime warranty. Models are currently available for Comcast, DirecTV and Charter Communications remote controls, with other models to follow soon. Advance pre-orders for all models can be placed on the company’s website: http://www.buttonblocker.com.

For further information or courtesy samples for evaluation, please contact:
Jack McDaniel, Founder
Button Blocker, LLC
235 West Boylston St.
West Boylston, MA 01583
(508) 835-9000 x 130
jack@buttonblocker.com
http://www.buttonblocker.com

PinPoint Research Names Walter Good President

Proven Research and Marketing Analytics executive joins leading IVR CX Research Firm to Launch Voice Driven Research Services.

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Emeryville, CA, USA (November 20, 2015) — PinPoint Research, pioneer and innovators in IVR survey technology, today announced that Walter L. Good has been named President and member of the board of directors.

Walter brings more than 30 years of research and marketing experience to the PinPoint Research team. For the last 15 years, he has been working with B2B technology companies focusing on managing research and analytics technologies that service global brand customers. As President of PinPoint Research, Walter will be responsible for overseeing the corporate strategy including the launch of the company’s new speech-to-text platform for interactive voice response (IVR) surveys, which allows market researchers to capture the true voice of the consumer and converts survey data to a form that enables real-time analytics.

Before joining PinPoint Research, Walter was co-founder of MarketTools, a software-as-a-service company that developed and deployed survey technology for research and consumer experience agencies, market research firms, and global brands. Walter Good also led the development of Zoomerang, the first DIY SaaS survey platform. During his tenure with MarketTools, Walter was responsible for forging strategic investment alliances with Procter & Gamble and General Mills that resulted in innovations in their approach to web-based consumer research.

“Walter brings a wealth of B2B market research an analytic expertise to PinPoint Research,” said Dr. Jack Bieda, Chairman and founder of PinPoint Research. “His background in developing and selling research platforms customized to meet the changing needs of consumer survey companies has already proven invaluable in expanding our market reach. We are fortunate to be able to have his leadership and guidance as we bring our new speech-to-text platform to market.”

About PinPoint Research
PinPoint Research is the leader in voice driven research data collection and data processing servicing the customer experience (CX) enterprise market. Since 1986, PinPoint Research has been developing state-of-the-art research technology for use by market research firms, survey services, and global brands. A pioneer in interactive voice response (IVR) surveys for consumer research, PinPoint Research offers customers hosted services capable of handling millions of survey responses every week. The company is also an innovator in hosted speech-to-text technology that captures the voice of the consumer and immediately transcribes it for real-time analytics and integration into customer and CX solutions, call center, and retail applications.

PinPoint Research is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with regional offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Naples, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.pinpointresearch.com.

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
415-259-5638
tomw@woolfmedia.com

Engage PEO CEO Jay Starkman Wins Top Award at International 2015 Golden Bridge Awards

Jay Starkman honored with Gold award for Chief Executive Officer of the Year.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (November 20, 2015) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., announced that founder and CEO, Jay Starkman, has earned the prestigious Gold Award for Chief Executive Officer of the Year in the 2015 Golden Bridge Awards. The honor was given on Nov. 16, 2015 during a gala event in San Francisco.

Starkman was recognized for his accomplishments in building one of the fastest growing PEOs and among the fastest growing companies in the country, achieving more than 1,200 percent revenue growth over the last two years. This is the second time this year that Starkman was recognized for his leadership. In June, Starkman was the Gold winner at the national 2015 “Stevie” Awards in the Executive of the Year, Business Services category.

“I am so proud of the accomplishments of the entire Engage team and the tremendous commitment they show to our clients every day,” said Starkman. “A CEO’s main job is to identify, recruit and motivate top people and accordingly, this award really belongs to the Engage team, who are truly the best of the best.”

More than 40 judges from around the world representing a broad spectrum of industries participated and their average scores determined the 2015 Golden Bridge Business Awards winners.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at http://www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

Eurotransport Launches Their New Media Planner for 2016

The publication Eurotransport today announces the official launch of their new media planner for 2016.

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Brasted, United Kingdom (November 19, 2015) — The publication Eurotransport today announces the official launch of their new media planner for 2016.

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“Throughout 2015, we have seen a very successful year unfold, with visitor numbers soaring by more than 65% and website registrations increased by 63%. These figures show that our audience are becoming more relevant and larger in size to fit our clients’ needs” Jude Marcelle-Hoffbauer, Publication Manager, Eurotransport.

Responses from their 2015 industry survey confirmed that:
• 74% of their visitors have direct purchasing power
• 71% of their audience are involved directly in their company’s decision making
• 89% would recommend Eurotransport to a colleague

Now that advertising opportunities are nearly sold out for 2015 both digitally and in print, New Food is now selling advertising and sponsorship opportunities across its portfolio for 2016.

About Eurotransport
ABC audited, Eurotransport is distributed six times a year to over 11,327 key decision makers across Europe. Typical job functions include Transport Ministers, local and regional government decision makers, Chief Executives, Managing Directors, Procurement Directors and other senior purchasing personnel. Passed down through the management chain, we estimate that the total readership of Eurotransport is 35,000 for each issue. This represents a highly targeted advertising opportunity for companies such as yourself, who wish to influence the key decision makers in what is a vitally important industry.

http://www.eurotransportmagazine.com

For further information, please contact:
Jude Marcelle-Hoffbauer, Publication Manager
Eurotransport
T: +44 (0)1223 345600
E: jmarcelle-hoffbauer@russellpublishing.com
W: http://www.eurotransportmagazine.com

Engage PEO Expands Presence into Illinois with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Lisa Rossi

Engage PEO, today announced the addition of Lisa Rossi as vice president of sales for Illinois.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Lisa Rossi as vice president of sales for Illinois. Rossi will focus on creating new opportunities and building insurance broker relationships to position Engage’s HR solutions to potential clients throughout the state and nationwide.

“We are excited to introduce businesses in the Illinois market to Engage’s industry-leading HR solutions,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “To have one of the best PEO sales professionals in the country join our team and drive our efforts in this new region is a big win for the company.”

Rossi brings close to two decades of experience in the PEO industry to Engage. She has held various roles at large PEOs, working both on the sales and service sides of the business. At her former PEOs, Rossi was consistently ranked among the top sales producers.

“I strongly believe in the PEO product, particularly Engage’s ‘Expect More’ philosophy, which delivers extraordinary client service together with an outstanding product offering,” said Rossi. “I am thrilled to join the Engage team and help fuel its continued growth as one of the country’s fastest growing companies.”

Rossi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from Saint Xavier University, Chicago.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb Communications
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbcommunications.com

FX-MM Launches Their New Media Planner for 2016

The publication FX-MM today announces the official launch of their new media planner for 2016.

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Brasted, United Kingdom (November 18, 2015) — The publication FX-MM today announces the official launch of their new media planner for 2016.

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“Throughout 2015, we have seen a very successful year unfold, with website registrations increased by 61%. These figures show that our audience are becoming more relevant and larger in size to fit our clients’ needs” Graeme Cathie, Publisher, FX-MM.

Responses from their 2015 industry survey confirmed that:
• 89% of their visitors have direct purchasing power
• 76% of their audience are involved directly in their company’s decision making
• 96% would recommend FX-MM to a colleague

Now that advertising opportunities are nearly sold out for 2015 both digitally and in print, FX-MM is now selling advertising space and sponsorship opportunities across its portfolio for 2016.

About FX-MM
For nearly 20 years FX-MM has examined the issues that bankers, corporate treasurers, fund managers, traders, brokers and technology vendors face in the international financial markets. FX-MM focusses on treasury, trading and technology and is the only monthly magazine which serves all of these sectors effectively.

http://www.fx-mm.com

For further information, please contact:
Graeme Cathie, Publisher
FX-MM
T: +44 (0)1959 563311
E: gcathie@russellpublishing.com
W: http://www.fx-mm.com

International Airport Review Launches Their New Media Planner for 2016

The publication International Airport Review today announces the official launch of their new media planner for 2016.

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Brasted, United Kingdom (November 18, 2015) — The publication International Airport Review today announces the official launch of their new media planner for 2016.

International Airport Review

“Throughout 2015, we have seen a very successful year unfold, with visitor numbers soaring by more than 74% and website registrations increased by 79%. These figures show that our audience is becoming more relevant and larger in size to fit our clients’ needs” Andrew Holland, Publication Manager, International Airport Review.

Responses from their 2015 industry survey confirmed that:
• 90% of their visitors have direct purchasing power
• 82% of their audience are involved directly in their company’s decision making
• 97% would recommend International Airport Review to a colleague

Now that advertising opportunities are nearly sold out for 2015 both digitally and in print, International Airport Review is now selling advertising and sponsorship opportunities across its portfolio for 2016.

About International Airport Review
International Airport Review is the leading bi-monthly technical journal for the airport industry, and is essential reading for anyone involved in the airport industry. International Airport Review keeps you informed of the latest developments and projects within the aviation sector, featuring articles on key topics, including: – passenger flow technology, winter operations, legislation, baggage handling, ground handling, security, ATC/ATM, ARFF, IT and cargo. At International Airport Review we pride ourselves on our editorial integrity. We attract the leading industry experts to write on subjects that readers need to know about. The strength of International Airport Review is reflected by our circulation figures, with an estimated 30,000 readers across the globe.

http://www.internationalairportreview.com

For further information, please contact:
Andrew Holland, Publication Manager
International Airport Review
T: +44 (0)1959 563311
E: aholland@russellpublishing.com
W: http://www.internationalairportreview.com