Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fabletics – Breast Cancer Awareness

In the ongoing battle against breast cancer, real progress has been made in the last several decades. But the war against it is far from over, and those fighting it need all of the allies that they can get. Not all of these have to be medical professionals. Celebrities from various industries have been shown to be very effective in increasing breast cancer awareness levels among the public and soliciting donations for various organizations. Actress Angelina Jolie and singer Sheryl Crow are among the high profile entertainers who have lent their names to this cause.

And now they are joined by actress/fashion designer Kate Hudson. It was announced in September that Hudson would be October’s honorary ambassador to Fashion Target Breast Cancer (FTBC). This British-based organization was founded in 1996 as a fashion-based charity to raise money for breast cancer research in the United Kingdom. Since its inception, FTBC has raised £14,000,000 with the help of fashion industry icons like Ralph Lauren, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss. Hudson was recruited by fellow designer Michael Korrs and in addition to her “ambassadorial” duties for the organization, has designed a special outfit for it. Part of the revenue from this athletic ensemble which includes leggings, a sports bra, and two tank tops, will go to FTBC. And as a celebrity who advocates a healthy lifestyle, Hudson seems a natural choice for this position. In addition for being a proponent for diet and exercise, she is a co-founder of the athletic clothing line Fabletics.

Read more: The Council Of Fashion Designers Of America And Fabletics Join Forces For Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Founded in 2013 with partners Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler, Fabletics offers a line of the very popular clothing and accessories known as “athleisure”. The company opened several brick and mortar stores in malls at several cross-country locations in 2015. It is projected to add seventy-five to a hundred new locations nationwide by 2020. The company offers a subscription survey for regular shoppers. These consumers first fill out a survey based on clothing preferences and lifestyle needs. The first personalized outfit costs $25. Then, for a monthly fee of $49, Fabletics will provide these shoppers with a new personalized outfit every month. Subscribers also have the option of “un-subscribing” from month to month. The subscription can be canceled at any time as well. Fabletics added a men’s “active wear” line in 2015, and added bathing suits and dresses to its collection in 2016. The line has been favorably compared in terms of style and durability to other high profile sportswear designers and has been featured in well-known fashion magazines such as Vogue.

So given Fabeltics’ rising star within the fashion industry, watchers should not only expect to see a lot of Hudson as a charity spokeswoman, but on runways as well.

Learn more about Fabletics: http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/kate-hudson-makes-her-new-fabletics-spot-feel-youre-scrolling-through-her-instagram-feed-172709

 

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Investor Protection Fund Used For Record Labaton Sucharow Payout

The financial attorney’s at Labaton Sucharow have seen the creation of a new team in the 21st century dedicated to assisting whistleblower’s entering the program established by the financial regulation agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The latest regulations introduced by the U.S. Congress came in 2010 following the 2008 economic slowdown, which many memebrs of the political and economic community blamed on a lack of oversight and regulation for Wall Street and other areas of the financial industry; the SEC whistleblower program was developed as part of the Dodd-Frank Act that passed through Congress to increase regulation for the U.S. financial community.

The head of the Labaton Sucharow SEC whistleblower team is Jordan Thomas, a respected attorney specializing in financial issues who has brought cases against major financial groups allowing billions of dollars to be returned to investors. Initial options to increase the number of whistleblowers in the financial industry have seen the provision of a major fund by the U.S. Congress to ensure each individual can receive anonymous financial rewards based on the evidence they provided to the SEC; Jordan Thomas works with clients to ensure they receive their highest level of financial reward as they also receive a high level of protection to keep their anonymity intact.

The team at Labaton Sucharow work with those looking to raise the alarm about potential financial wrongdoing to make sure they do not place their reputation on the line without first completing a thorough investigation into the issues raised. The complex nature of financial regulation means expert legal advice should always be sought to make sure evidence of financial wrongdoing has been uncovered, and is presented to the SEC at the correct time; the team at Labaton Sucharow also work hard to makes rue each whistleblower meets the eligibility criteria laid down by the SEC.

Jordan Thomas has recently taken time out of his busy schedule to explain how he believes the increased regulation of the whistleblower program from the SEC will have a major effect on the future of cases brought in the financial industry. Financial rewards play their part in the future of the SEC whistleblower program, but another important factor in the growth of the numbers of whistleblowers is the ability of the individual to remain anonymous with their employment protected by federal rules and regulations.

Learning from the Madison Street Capital; the best Investment Bank in Chicago

Madison Street Capital is one of the most famous investment banks operating worldwide. The company has offices in all parts of the globe as it has a presence in North America, Asia, and even Africa. The Madison Street Capital is a firm believer of integrity as well as excellence and leadership. Madison Street Capital specializes in various services such as corporate financial advisory as well as acquisition expertise and valuation of publicly and private held company. Madison Street Capital also specializes in financial options, and this places most of their clients in a succeeding position in this competitive world. The company is based in Chicago.

Recently, Madison Street Capital was announced as a finalist in the 15th annual M&A Advisor Awards by the M& A advisor. This award is seen as the highest award that can be given in the financial industry. The main aim of this award is to recognize those companies that have specialized in deal making as well as financing and restructuring. The award is also aimed at celebrating and recognizing the contributions made by established firms and professionals. The Madison Street Capital was nominated for two categories. These two categories were Boutique investment banking firm of the year as well as Industrial Deal of the year for industries below $100 million.

One of these nominations was in recognition of the role that Madison Street Capital played in the buying of Acuna and associates by another firm called Dowco. This transaction was facilitated by Madison Street Capital senior managing Director who goes by the name Karl D’Cunha. The Madison Street founder, as well as the CEO Mr. Charles Botchway, said that the firm was pleased to have assisted in the acquisition of Acuna and Associates and also they were honored to be still running in the Boutique investment banking firm of the year. The founder also noted that Madison Street Capital deal makers were always working around the clock to satisfy their clients’ needs. Madison Street Capital senior managing director acknowledged that the acquisition of Acuna $ associates by Dowco was a difficult transaction that involved delicate processes. The winners of this prestigious awards will be announced on 9th November at the 15th annual M& A Advisor Awards Gala that will be held at the New York Athletic Club.

Madison Capital professionals have the required experience that is crucial in middle market investment banking. Madison Capital is suitable for business owners seeking to make acquisitions of other companies or those who are also seeking to sell their businesses. Madison Street Capital is also very experienced in building very effective exit strategies or even dealing with matters of corporate governance. The company has a rich history of execution of tasks as well as excellence in investment banking. The organization also support philanthropic causes such as the United Way.

 

Responding to Negative Reviews

Businesses need to create a professional and positive image for their customers. The customers need to view the company as a reputable place to get quality products or services in a timely fashion. There are management firms like onlinereputationreviews.com founded specifically to help other companies and people to control their online reputations. In a world that revolves around online interactions, these reputation management firms bring businesses and customers together to create a needed image of positive professionalism.

Businesses are not the only ones that use these reputation management firms. There are many organizations, and people that are consistently in the public eye, that rely on these firms to manage their reputations in the online world. Politicians, for example, will have teams of people in a firm readily available to help put out fires and keep their client’s image intact. Tools are made available to clients that allow them to track mentions of their name or brand online, but an individual could do these searches themselves if the company is on a tight budget.

Negative reputation sources, such as a scathing review by a disgruntled customer or bad ‘insider’ information from an employee that had been fired, need to be handled immaterially. The company should respond to the customer’s review and assure them that this experience was a mishap. The company is willing and capable of making up for those negative experiences. This will show both the customer, and other potential customers, that the company cares. They want the best experience for the customer when dealing with their product or service.

Of course, reactive management is not the only way to keep an image positive in the online world. The organization will need to be proactive with social media to create an online brand that fits well with their product while being interactive with their customer base. This can be done by posting updates about new products, improvements being made, and uplifting stories about a customer’s experience with the product. Customers that come across their social media will be more inclined to enjoy their time shopping if they know the company values them as people.