Digital Media Solutions Named One of Inc. Magazine's Best Places to Work in America

Digital Media Solutions (DMS) today announced that it has been named one of America's "Best Places to Work" by Inc. Magazine. The annual feature recognizes the top 50 of the 233 companies in the country for company culture and employee engagement. Not only has DMS been recognized for its team-focused culture, but the firm's incredible year-over-year growth earned recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Through meticulous design and flawless execution of performance marketing, business intelligence and operations consulting, Digital Media Solutions provides end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help clients grow their businesses and win in their business ventures.

"We're honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Best Place to Work in America," said Joe Marinucci, Founder and CEO of Digital Media Solutions. "Our most important asset is our people, so we strive to create a winning workplace where our team can be entrepreneurial, work hard, and be bold and fearless to help grow with the company. We foster our entrepreneurial spirit to achieve unparalleled results in the world of performance marketing. Our speed, agility and courage help assure ongoing success for our clients."

Inc.'s list represents America's top 50 companies that deploy state-of-the-
art techniques to keep employees happy and productive and is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and keeping the best talent. The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on a collection of multiple choice, scaled and open-ended items. Core components of the scoring include company practices around management, employee recognition, performance communication, benefits and other elements of employee engagement. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held and independent. Companies had to be in business at least three years and have a full-time employee count ranging between 10 and 500.

Founded by a team of lifelong athletes, competition and drive is in the company's DNA. "We believe that in order to win for our clients, DMS must be a team with grit, motivation and flawless execution. We are rewriting the rules of customer acquisition—and we're having fun while doing it," added Marinucci.

In addition to team building initiatives such as softball leagues and beach Olympics at the annual corporate retreat, the company also has quite the philanthropic footprint in the community. In 2016, the DMS team organized and hosted a number of community events collecting more than $100,000 in charitable contributions across multiple non-profits in the Clearwater area and beyond.

The full report including the feature on Digital Media Solutions is in the June 2017 issue of Inc. Magazine.

About Digital Media Solutions

Founded by a team of lifelong athletes, Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an industry leader in providing end-to-end customer acquisition solutions that help clients win in their business ventures and realize their marketing goals. The company's set of proprietary assets and capabilities in the world of performance marketing, business intelligence and operations consulting allow clients to meticulously target and acquire the right customers. DMS relentlessly pursues flawless execution for top brands within highly complex and competitive industries including mortgage, education, consumer solutions, financial services, health and careers. DMS continues to experience explosive year-over-year growth, with continuous recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and a #5 ranking on the 2015 Florida Fast 100. Named one of America's "Best Places to Work" in 2017 by Inc. Magazine, DMS brings together some of the industry's most knowledgeable people, efficient processes and sophisticated technology across the digital and marketing spectrum. For more information about DMS and its vertical-specific brands including Best Rate Referrals and Sparkroom, visit  Keep up with DMS news on Twitter at @dmsgrp and connect with us on LinkedIn at

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New 2017 Slate Of IMUA Officers & Board Members Elected At 87th Annual Meeting

Braselton, GA was the scene of this year's Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) Annual Meeting (May 20-24) where over 280 underwriters, brokers, claims personnel and key industry suppliers converged to learn of some of the most pressing issues of concern to the inland marine industry for the upcoming year and beyond. The 87th IMUA Annual Meeting took place at the Inn at Chateau Elan.

The first order of business was the announcement of the approval of the election results for the 2017 slate of officers. William Rosa, XL Catlin Re was re-elected the associations' Chairman. Also re-elected were Richard Pye, QBE North America as Deputy Chair and Bruce Jervis, Chubb as Vice Chair.

Commenting on his acceptance, Bill Rosa praised the continuing hard work of the IMUA in fulfilling its commitment to advancing the goals of the inland marine industry. He said, "I am extremely honored to continue serving as the Chairman of such a prestigious organization as the IMUA. But more importantly, I am proud to be a part of this group of dedicated professionals. It is extremely gratifying to witness first-hand the incredible progress the association continues to make in developing the talents of so many young members of this association. I hope to continue to build upon our successes to create an even stronger entity by pursuing all avenues as they relate to the professional development of those who serve this industry."

Also announced was the election of the slate of Board of Directors. They are:

Class of 2017
Anthony Franco, Swiss Re

Joe Rich, Liberty Mutual

Grace Thomas, Great American

Michelle Sipple, AIG

Class of 2018
Randy Schlosser, Munich Re America

Donald Keahon, Aspen Specialty

Jeff Vetter, Markel Corp.

Jessica Frankovich, Seneca

Sharon Primerano, The Hartford

Class of 2019
Michael Cueman, Zurich

Sheila O'Keeffe, Gen Re

Richard Soja, Tokio Marine

Michelle Hoehn, Travelers

Anthony Falcone, IMU/One Beacon

Kevin O'Brien and Lillian Colson -- the Association's President and CEO and Vice President and Secretary, respectively -- were also re-elected.

IMUA is the national association for the commercial inland marine insurance industry. IMUA serves as the voice of its member companies representing over 90 percent of all commercial inland marine insurers. The association provides its members with comprehensive training and educational programs, including research papers and bulletins, industry analysis and seminars. IMUA was founded in 1930.

Allan Fliss

ET6 Exchange 2017 Award Winners Announced nGage Events Hosts The Industry Leading Digital Transformation Event

The 2017 ET6 Exchange, held May 21-23 at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass, announced Honeywell, Check Point Technologies and Skycure as award winning vendors at the seventh annual event.

ET6 Exchange is focused on digital transformation through mobile, cloud, data and analytics for enterprise organizations. More than 45 leading digital transformation solution providers competed for the three annual awards in the following categories: Best Case Study Presentation, Best Innovative Solution, and Best Overall Digital Transformation Solution. Awards were voted on by more than 75 enterprise IT decision makers responsible for executing their organizations' digital transformations road map and decisions from some of the largest companies in North America.

Check Point Software Technologies won the 2017 Best Overall Digital Transformation Solution award. This award was given to the most comprehensive industry offering, and went to the vendor who showcased an overall understanding of the needs in the digital transformation marketplace. The top four vote recipients were Check Point Software Technologies, Honeywell, IBM and VMware.

Honeywell won the 2017 Best Case Study Presentation award. This award was based on the overall presentation and interaction that occurred between the presenting sponsor and the senior level executives who took part in 25 minute case study presentations over the two and a half days. The top four vote recipients were Asentinel, Honeywell, IBM and Skycure.

Skycure won the 2017 ET6 Most Innovative Solution award. This award went to the sponsor who exhibited a unique solution set that senior level executives identified as early to market, and/or identified a specific need to better the industry. The top five vote recipients were Delphix, PowWow Mobile, Sapho, Skycure and SkyGiraffe.

"The 2017 ET6 Exchange Summit was one the best events we have ever produced and I am very proud of our team. We must build off this success for future events as the bar has once again been raised. The level of the enterprise attendees, the support from leading solution providers and industry leading analysts made for an extremely productive and intense couple of days," said Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events.

"My goal as conference chair is to challenge the industry to remain forward thinking and innovative as enterprise organizations' needs become more complex. nGage Events provides the perfect platform that focuses on customer outcomes which these enterprise IT decision makers consistently ask for," said Maribel Lopez, Founder, Lopez Research and ET Exchange Conference Chair.

ET6 Exchange Summit is focused on bringing senior level executives together to discuss business objectives and mobile strategy with their peers and leading solution providers. To learn more about the upcoming IoT Exchange Oct..8-10 or ET Exchange Nov. 13-15, please email Spencer Bisgaard at

About nGage Events

nGage Events is the leading producer of host-based, invitation-only business events. These events bring together leading vendors with qualified decision makers in an exclusive and intimate environment. The team at nGage Events has successfully produced more than 200 events across all market sectors using this distinctive format which guarantees access to key contacts in a private setting, fosters new relationships, improves existing ones, builds partnerships, and accelerates the sales process. For more information, visit

Spencer Bisgaard
Event Director

Annoucning the Launch of Healthcare Compliance Platform RiskShield Tools,

The Florida Healthcare Law Firm is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! We've been asked for a long time to put together a usable platform for compliance tools and services ... so we finally did it! Compliance is a funny thing in healthcare. It's like a virus – growing, morphing and can be tough to live with. And yet it's a large part of what we do at the Florida Healthcare Law Firm every day and have done for nearly 30 years. "Compliance"
means a lot of things to people. It's tough to define and frightening to consider. It seems way too big, expensive and unattainable. Which is why we built, to show you what we know and to have an opportunity to show you that compliance can be understandable and affordable.

"When I first got into healthcare law, I wondered how physicians and other healthcare providers kept on top of all of the regulations. I was pretty sure that they didn't devote classes to the Anti-Kickback Statute in medical schools. And I saw overworked office managers tasked with being the office know-it-all on complex laws like HIPAA and the Stark Law," says Attorney Jacqueline Bain, one of the lead developers of RiskShield Tools and Certified in Healthcare Compliance.

The new website is highly interactive. We developed the first guided self-assessment survey of its kind that will help you get on track with compliance and stay on track! We combine legal advice with traditional consulting services; and that efficiency is unique! No more tension between lawyer and consultant. Our assessment tools are tied to benchmarks set by the Federal government. That helps you weave compliance into your business without disrupting it!

We would also like to thank our amazing staff who donated their time and energy to make this site what it is. For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please E-mail us.

Media Contact
Autumn Piccolo,
Florida Healthcare Law Firm

RuPaul Announces "RuPaul's Love Yourself Library" On the Tapas Mobile Publishing App

BOOK EXPO, NYC – RuPaul, the multifaceted entertainer, host and executive producer of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's DragCon, author of two books, actor, singer, songwriter and much more, today announced RuPaul's Love Yourself Library: a collection of books geared toward "self discovery and finding your frequency" on the Tapas mobile publishing app.

"This is a collection of titles that I know will inspire and help the seeker navigate the journey of life," RuPaul said.

RuPaul's Love Yourself Library is a curated collection of books targeted towards teens and millennials that are about finding love and self-acceptance, freeing individuals from being put in a box. The first book in the collection is the novel Cinderella Boy written by Kristina Meister. The book takes place in contemporary small town America and is a mash-up of She's All That and The Breakfast Club with stylings of Rainbow Rowell and Nick Hornby.

Cinderella Boy tells the tale of Declan, a trans teenager hiding behind a mop of hair and his video games whose female alter ego ultimately attracts the attention of the "prince" of the high school. What happens next is a fresh take on the Cinderella fairy tale.

"If Oscar Wilde and the Shakespeare who wrote As You Like It decided to collaborate on a young adult novel, the result might be much like Kris Meister's Cinderella Boy," said award-winning children's book author Douglas Rees. "Charming, touching, funny and sexy, graced by characters with depth, sensitivity and wit, this novel is a delight from the first page. But Cinderella Boy is more than another clever riff on the Cinderella motif. It is a true novel, presenting a segment of society--older teens--at a moment of deep and radical change--now."

Cinderella Boy is the inaugural title of RuPaul's Love Yourself Library and Tapas hopes to add new titles at a pace of 1-2 per month.

"We are excited to team up with the amazing RuPaul to provide a collection of stories that explore lifestyle diversity while also showcasing Tapas' mission of bringing bite-sized entertainment experiences to our customers," said Adrienne McWhorter, Chief Content Officer at Tapas Media.

Tapas Media is a next generation media company offering bite-sized content through its web and mobile platforms. Tapas Media boasts over 1 billion content views to date and over 1.6 million unique visits per month, primarily from readers in North America. Tapas Media is based in San Francisco with a satellite office in Seoul, Korea. Founded in 2012 by CEO Chang Kim, whose first company was the only South Korean company to be acquired by Google, Tapas Media is backed by respected investors including Kakao and 500 Startups.

To find Cinderella Boy, go to the Apple App store or Android App Store and download the Tapas app. Open the app, click on the in-app books, and start reading. The book costs 15 cents per episode after a generous free sample.


For further information contact:

Joelle Hawkes, RuCo, Inc. 212-929-2363

Adrienne McWhorter, Tapas Media 415-818-3885

Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary 650-922-0914
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