HPYBET Levels Up With a New Loyalty Club

HPYBET offers personalised player journeys, rewards, trophies and challenges in collaboration with Captain Up
Press Release – updated: Feb 7, 2020 00:08 EST

LONDON, February 7, 2020 (Newswire.com) – HPYBET has announced the launch of its new loyalty club, offering personalized player journeys, real-time promotions, challenges and rewards. 
HPYBET (“Happy-Bet”), an innovative sports betting operator offering high-class entertainment through 500+ retail locations across Germany and Austria, as well as on-line and via mobile, has collaborated with loyalty and gamification specialists Captain Up – developers and managers of the Level Up engagement and retention platform – to create an omni-channel loyalty solution. 
The platform offers timed challenges and missions, real-time messages, daily and weekly rewards, a virtual shop and more, increasing customer engagement and retention. HPYBET customers will be able to collect trophies and badges, progress through levels, upgrade their status, claim physical and virtual rewards and prizes, earn premium features or purchase goods in a virtual shop.
Captain Up is the first fully integrated omni-channel loyalty platform available to the Casino and Sportsbook industry, rewarding loyalty across online and retail by creating personal player journeys using gamification, communication and social, real-time automated promotions, messages and rewards and providing tools to manage each stage of the player life cycle.​ 
Andreas Köberl, CEO, HPYBET, said, “Progressing in an extremely competitive market requires a spirit of innovation and a disruptive mindset. In Captain Up, we have found a partner that shares these traits and supports us in our aspirations. 2020 will be a year of innovation for HPYBET and launching Level Up in Q1 adds true value and a new level of entertainment for our customers. I’m really looking forward to further evolving this gamification experience within our established partnership.”
Uri Admon, CEO, Captain Up, said, “We are honored to be working with HPYBET to create new experiences, reward loyalty and offer a personal journey across all channels. Captain Up enables HPYBET to add new and exciting layers to the game, create missions and rewards based on desired activities and offer a virtual shop where players can redeem prizes for points. Together, we are taking sports betting to the next level.”
HPYBET (“Happy-Bet”) is Playtech’s full omni-channel sport betting operator in Germany and Austria. HPYBET operates 500 retail betting locations and kicked-off its standalone digital offering, hpybet.com, in late 2019. Focused on best-in-class software solutions, a disruptive mindset and responsibility, HPYBET delivers an exceptional experience in the world of sports.
About Captain Up:
Captain Up maximizes user engagement and retention, using gamification, social mechanics and communication tools and enhances the brand’s offering with behavioral economics and machine learning. The platform offers real-time challenges, rewards, messages and promotions tailored to match any user’s preference. ​https://captainup.com/
For further information:
Uri Admon, CEO, Captain Upteam@captainup.com​uri@captainup.com
Source: HPYBET

APS Europe Announces 3 Optimized Levels of EASA Advanced UPRT

“All of our UPRT courses are delivered seamlessly by expert instructors who are not only highly qualified through their career experience but have also gone through intense, standardized UPRT-specific training…”

BOSSCHENHOOFD, Netherlands (PRWEB) January 30, 2020
Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), a global leader in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), announced today its line-up of EASA Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training courses that meet and exceed EASA Part-FCL.745.A requirements. APS-approved UPRT programs effectively mitigate the risk of Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I), aviation’s #1 fatal threat to safety, through the addition of critical training elements missed by EASA.
APS’s three-tiered approach to EASA Advanced UPRT serves EASA member flight schools, airlines and commercial pilots motivated to actually mitigate the threat of LOC-I by establishing long-lasting, resilient, and effective upset recovery skill sets. Furthermore, APS EASA UPRT solutions are customizable based on the organization’s aircraft types, budget and training needs. Learn more about APS’s triad of EASA Advanced UPRT solutions: apstraining.com/easa-uprt
“APS is committed to serving EASA and giving pilots and flight schools access to solutions by APS, the global UPRT leader, through an exemplary line-up of training that meets and exceeds EASA Advanced UPRT requirements,” said APS CEO Paul Ransbury. “All of our UPRT courses are delivered seamlessly by expert instructors who are not only highly qualified through their career experience but have also gone through intense, standardized UPRT-specific training, giving them the expertise they need to successfully teach life-saving UPRT to pilots of all skill levels. There is no comparison.”
Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) trains thousands of professional pilots and instructors in comprehensive Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) skill development. UPRT programs include integrated Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft (jet, turboprop, and piston), and advanced simulator UPRT. All training is in full compliance with the Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid, FAA AC 120-109A Stall Prevention and Recovery Training, EASA Advanced UPRT (FCL.745.A) requirements, ICAO Manual on Aeroplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, IATA Guidance Material and Best Practices for the Implementation of UPRT, and FAA AC 120-111 Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. Headquartered at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona, with additional training locations in the US and Europe, APS provides global access to comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training solutions. apstraining.com
APS Europe delivers EASA-compliant FCL.745.A Advanced UPRT courses in conjunction with our long standing partner, Test and Training Centre De Gouden Standaard B.V., in the Netherlands (NL-ATO-242/3). A copy of this EASA approval is available on request.

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Securities Class Action Filings Reach Record Levels in 2019

“The combined number of filings with 1933 Act claims in federal and state courts reached unprecedented levels. This was driven in large part by the activity in state courts.” – Cornerstone Research Senior VP Alexander “Sasha” Aganin

MENLO PARK, Calif. (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
Securities fraud class action filings accelerated in 2019, according to a report released today by Cornerstone Research and the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse. The report, Securities Class Action Filings—2019 Year in Review, finds that filing activity remains elevated well above historical levels by several key measures.
For the third year in a row, plaintiffs filed more than 400 securities class actions. In 2019, there were 428 securities class actions across federal and state courts—the highest number on record—with 268 core filings and 160 M&A filings. This marks a historic high for core filings, surpassing even 2008 when class actions peaked in response to financial market volatility. Market capitalization losses in 2019 eclipsed $1 trillion for the second consecutive year.
The likelihood of core filings targeting companies listed on U.S. exchanges was also at its highest in 2019. This measure reached new levels due to the record number of filings, as well as an extended decline in the number of public companies over the last 15 years.
The impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Cyan Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund continues to reverberate. The report, which includes expanded data on state court filings from 2010 to 2019, found that Securities Act of 1933 claims in state courts rose to 49 in 2019, a 40% increase from the previous year. Almost half of these had parallel actions in federal court.
“The combined number of filings with 1933 Act claims in federal and state courts reached unprecedented levels. This was driven in large part by the activity in state courts,” said Alexander “Sasha” Aganin, report coauthor and Cornerstone Research senior vice president. “The significant increase in state actions following Cyan indicates plaintiffs are modifying their approach, and we will continue to monitor the trend.”
“The increase in state court Section 11 filings under the 1933 Act has caused a sharp jump in the cost of D&O insurance for companies going public,” said Joseph A. Grundfest, director of the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse. “Many IPO issuers have adopted rules that would move this litigation back to federal courts where these claims have traditionally been resolved. The enforceability of these provisions, however, has been challenged, and the IPO market is awaiting a decision by the Delaware Supreme Court that will likely define the contours of federal securities fraud litigation for years to come. That decision will likely be handed down before the end of April.”
Key Trends
Both Disclosure Dollar Loss (DDL) and Maximum Dollar Loss (MDL) decreased in 2019. DDL fell by 14% to $285 billion, and MDL by 9% to $1,199 billion as the size of the typical filing decreased.
Combined core federal filings in the Technology and Communication sectors grew by almost a third from 2018 and have more than doubled since 2017.
Second Circuit core federal filings increased to 103, the highest number on record. The Ninth Circuit’s core federal filings decreased by 25% to 52 filings.
Core federal filings against companies headquartered outside the United States increased to 57, the highest total on record. The likelihood of a core federal filing against a non-U.S. company increased from 4.8% to 5.6% from 2018 to 2019.
Beginning in the latter part of 2018, companies with connections to the cannabis industry were increasingly the target of federal class action filings. There were six such filings in 2018 and 13 in 2019.
Cyan Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement FundIn March 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion allowing plaintiffs to assert claims under the Securities Act of 1933 (1933 Act) in state courts. Under the 1933 Act, Section 11 allows investors to pursue damages for alleged misrepresentations or omissions in securities registration statements. It is generally believed that the ruling will lead to more securities class action filings in state courts based on this claim.
About Cornerstone ResearchCornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for more than thirty years. The firm has over 700 staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington.
See Cornerstone Research’s website for more information about the firm’s capabilities in economic and financial consulting and expert testimony.
http://www.cornerstone.comTwitter: @Cornerstone_Res
About the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action ClearinghouseThe Securities Class Action Clearinghouse is an authoritative source of data and analysis on the financial and economic characteristics of federal securities fraud class action litigation. The SCAC maintains a database of more than 5,590 securities class action lawsuits filed since passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The database also contains copies of complaints, briefs, filings, and other litigation-related materials filed in these cases.

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Tinuiti Up-Levels Key Executives as it Continues Robust Period of Growth

Jen Garrison, Chief People Officer, Tinuiti

“I feel really fortunate to have worked alongside Jesse and Jen as we’ve grown Tinuiti into an agency that was just recognized by Ad Age as the #1 Best Place to Work for the second year in a row, and I look forward to working with them to bring our agency to even greater levels of success.”

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 21, 2020
Tinuiti, the largest independent performance marketing agency across the triopoly of Google, Facebook and Amazon, today announced the promotion of Jesse Eisenberg to Chief Growth Officer and Jen Garrison to Chief People Officer, effective immediately. The news follows significant maturity for Tinuiti, as evidenced by its 29% year-over-year growth, expansion into ten offices nationwide, and a recruiting effort that brought the agency’s headcount to 630 in 2019.
Eisenberg joined Tinuiti more than 11 years ago and during his tenure has acted as a driving force behind the success of the agency throughout its evolution. The promotion of Eisenberg to Chief Growth Officer recognizes his success in serving for the past year as Senior Vice President of Business Development and leading the sales team to expand relationships with existing clients, sign top-tier brands to the agency roster, and surpass revenue goals. As Chief Growth Officer, Eisenberg oversees Tinuiti’s global sales team. He is responsible for developing new client relationships, mapping out client goals, and ensuring that sales and marketing efforts are closely aligned to deliver scalable growth and overall client satisfaction.
Garrison steps into the new position of Chief People Officer after serving as Senior Vice President of People for Tinuiti and managing the successful integration of employees, operations, and technology following the agency’s three major acquisitions – including social advertising agency OrionCKB, email marketing and creative agency Email Aptitude, and Amazon-focused ecommerce agency CPC Strategy. Garrison’s leadership during the integration of the acquired agencies focused on building “One Team, One Dream” with an unwavering focus on maintaining the agency’s award-winning culture, and steered the agency through a hiring boom that increased the agency’s headcount by 60%. In this new position, Garrison will oversee the HR, facilities, operations, IT, and people teams to ensure a holistic employee experience.
By creating these new executive positions and promoting from within, Tinuiti recognizes the vital role Eisenberg and Garrison have played as the agency continues to reach new milestones. The recognition also underscores Tinuiti’s commitment to “people first” by rewarding team members with proven leadership skills.
“We’ve built our agency on a unique model that empowers our team members to ‘unleash greatness,’ and by investing in our client and people teams, we’ve been able to grow our agency, deliver unmatched results for our clients, and maintain our award-winning culture,” said Zach Morrison, CEO of Tinuiti. “I feel really fortunate to have worked alongside Jesse and Jen as we’ve grown Tinuiti into an agency that was just recognized by Ad Age as the #1 Best Place to Work for the second year in a row, and I look forward to working with them to bring our agency to even greater levels of success.”
The roles are effective immediately, and both Eisenberg and Garrison will report to Tinuiti Chief Executive Officer, Zach Morrison.
About TinuitiTinuiti is the new name for Elite SEM and its recently acquired agencies CPC Strategy, Email Aptitude and OrionCKB. Tinuiti is a performance and data-driven digital marketing leader that helps clients Identify, Acquire, and Engage customers across the digital media ecosystem while their post-click solutions Retain and Reactivate consumers as they continue their digital journey. With expertise in Search, Social, Amazon & Marketplaces, Mobile Apps, Email Marketing and more, every solution is built on best-in-class data and analytics, brought to life by brilliant creative execution, and powered by exceptional strategists. Clients include Bombas, BB&T, Eddie Bauer, Ethan Allen, Etsy, Jet.com, Rite Aid, Seventh Generation, The Honest Company, Tommy Bahama, Terminix, Vitamin Shoppe.
Tinuiti has won several prestigious industry awards and accolades for both culture and performance, including recognition as #1 on Ad Age’s Best Places to Work for two consecutive years and taking home Google’s Premier Partner Award for Video Excellence. Tinuiti’s commitment to people and performance has cemented their position as one of the top digital marketing agencies in North America. For more information visit http://www.tinuiti.com.

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Real-World Retail Inventory Levels Worse Than Expected, Driven By Hidden Stockouts and Understocking of Top-Selling SKUs, With Highest Impact on Smaller Stores

“Retailer and brands assumptions about OSA rates are frequently off target because they don’t have the real-time, real-world data they need to better manage and optimize inventory turns,” said Pensa CEO and co-founder Richard Schwartz.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 12, 2020
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Pensa Systems, a leading innovator in autonomous perception systems for retail inventory, today released early learnings from multiple customer deployments that show real-world on-shelf inventory levels may be worse than long-accepted estimates. That’s a potentially significant finding, given that industry reports already identify stockouts as a $1 trillion problem for brands and retailers.
Specifically, Pensa’s early deployments show:
OSA may be worse than expected. While industry best practice has long aspired to 98 percent on-shelf availability (OSA), Pensa has found that the reality often is routinely averaging 90-96 percent; in fact, stockouts can be up to 25-30 percent – much higher than reported by inventory systems or the industry practice of “gunning the holes” to identify stockouts. There is also significant variability by store size, SKUs, manufacturers and individual store restocking processes.

“Hidden stockouts” represent up to 30 percent of the problem. Hidden stockouts refer to situations where an otherwise obvious gap from the stockout is “faced over” with an adjacent item or the wrong product, or where the desired product is actually in stock but hidden by other products in the wrong location, or only available in secondary locations but not where shoppers expect to find it. Pensa found that hidden stockouts can account for up to 30 percent or more of all stockouts.

Stores often understock their top-selling products. This has been one of the most surprising findings for brands and retailers, given how motivated both are to ensure popular products are always on the shelf. The unfortunate reality found in multiple Pensa deployments, however, is that stockout rates are typically highest for top-selling products – often hitting 8 to 12 percent or more at many stores.

Less popular products remain out-of-stock longer. Slower moving niche items on the shelf can be present to provide variety to the consumer. Ironically perhaps, hidden stockouts and inventory distortion conspire to cause these items to appear in stock and not selling, when in fact, they are out-of-stock and remain so undetected for long periods of time. Wrong conclusions can be self-perpetuating and supply chain practices for slower moving items exacerbate the impact.

Small stores perform worse than average. While small stores obviously have less overall shelf space, they often stock too wide a variety in a desire to compete with larger stores and online retailers. Pensa’s initial analysis indicates this could very well be counter-productive, as it leads smaller stores to more frequently run out of top-selling products and exhibit high stockout rates overall.

Automated stockout detection can add 2-4 percent to the bottom line. The industry has long lacked consistent real-time shelf inventory data. But now that real-time tracking data is a viable possibility, our deployments have demonstrated that it can underpin quick wins and long-term improvements, allowing retailers to adjust inventory operations and brands to have more precise visibility across stores and categories.
“Retailer and brands assumptions about OSA rates are frequently off target because they don’t have the real-time, real-world data they need to better manage and optimize inventory turns,” said Pensa CEO and co-founder Richard Schwartz. “It’s well-known that stockouts result in lost revenue, lower profits and low customer satisfaction. But with access to the right data via intra-day scans and powerful analytics, retailers can improve store operations, inventory planning and planogram compliance, and brands can optimize their product allocations, category plans and supply chain delivery.”
About Pensa SystemsPensa is a leading innovator in autonomous perception for retail inventory. Its system uses breakthrough technology – including artificial intelligence, autonomous drones and computer vision – to see and understand what’s on store shelves, providing crucial data to minimize stockouts, optimize product planning, and boost revenues and profitability. Pensa partners with top retailers and CPG brands globally to address a trillion-dollar “blind spot” at a critical time for the retail industry. Please visit http://www.pensasystems.com to learn more, and stay connected via Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Why Drivers Should Set High Deductible Levels To Their Car Insurance

“Drivers can save money in the long run, by setting higher deductible levels”, said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company.

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 09, 2020
Compare-autoinsurance.org has launched a new blog post that explains how high deductible levels influence car insurance premiums.
For more info and free car insurance quotes online, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/why-you-should-opt-for-high-deductible-levels/
One of the most crucial decisions a policyholder can make while purchasing insurance is selecting the collision and comprehensive policy deductibles. Depending on the amount the policyholder set on his deductibles, the premium rates can increase or decrease.
Selecting a higher level will help drivers lower the premiums for these specific policies. If a policyholder raises his deductible from $300 to $900, he can expect to see a significant drop in the amount he pays towards the monthly premium. Drivers should make sure they have the amount they set on their deductibles available at any time. If something goes bad with their car, policyholders will have to first pay the amount set on their deductibles, before the insurance policy kicks in. On average, policyholders can save as much as 30% by setting high deductible levels.
Before setting a deductible amount, policyholders should consider several factors like their income, savings, credit lines, driving history, and their vehicle value. It’s no point setting a high deductible value if the policyholder’s car value is low.
Policyholders should review their insurance deductibles at least once a year. They should consider if they can still comfortably pay for the deductible if they had an accident today.
For additional info, money-saving tips and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/
Compare-autoinsurance.org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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Taking Liquid Sensor Technology To New Levels – Announcing AlpHa Measurement Solutions, LLC

“The vision for AlpHa Measurement Solutions is to build a comprehensive liquid sensor technology platform serving the complex testing needs of water quality, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and industrial markets with an unmatched combination of precision, reliability, innovation, and flexibility”

HOUSTON (PRWEB) December 08, 2019
Prairie Capital and Andrew (“Drew”) Hall formally announced the formation of AlpHa Measurement Solutions, LLC (AlpHa), a company committed to the design and manufacture of sensor technology for water testing and related applications. Strategically aligned to this announcement, the Board of Directors of AlpHa also announced the acquisition of the Van London Co. and the naming of Drew Hall as AlpHa Measurement Solutions CEO.
Prairie Capital and Mr. Hall’s prior acquisitions, Analytical Sensors & Instruments (ASI) and its Chinese subsidiary Aurora Scientific Instruments (Aurora), along with Van London Co., will serve as sister companies under the AlpHa banner. Hall had been serving as ASI and Aurora’s CEO since 2016.
“Prairie Capital partnered with Drew Hall, CEO of ASI, to first acquire ASI from its founder in December of 2018”, said Chris Killackey, Partner, Prairie Capital, and Chairman of AlpHa Measurement Solutions. “The ASI acquisition was an integral first step in our strategy to build out a new company, now AlpHa Measurement Solutions, to both organically and inorganically establish the market’s leading liquid sensor technology platform. AlpHa Measurement Solutions’ acquisition of Van London Co. represents another foundational element of our growth strategy. The ASI, Aurora and Van London brands will flourish under Drew’s leadership, and we look forward to our continued partnership in delivering growth”.
“I’m proud to have served as Van London Co’s CEO for so many years and believe that the alignment of Van London with ASI and Aurora will further accelerate innovation and deliver unprecedented value to the customers of both brands,” said Kurt Van London. “I have great confidence in Drew and his leadership team’s ability to take the brands forward. Ellen and I look forward to serving on AlpHa Measurement Solution’s management team and helping take growth to the next level.”
“The vision for AlpHa Measurement Solutions is to build a comprehensive liquid sensor technology platform serving the complex testing needs of water quality, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and industrial markets with an unmatched combination of precision, reliability, innovation, and flexibility,” said Drew Hall, CEO, AlpHa Measurement Solutions. “The ASI, Aurora, and Van London brands combined bring over one hundred years of experience and over 350 employees across 100,000 sq ft of manufacturing space. This powerful combination will provide us with robust technical resources and a broad, well-respected range of products and capabilities,” Hall concluded.
Drew Hall announced that joining him on the AlpHa senior management team will be Kurt and Ellen Van London, with Julius Ivancsits serving the role of CFO, and Steve Krebs serving as COO.
Customers can expect the same level of outstanding quality and value they’ve long received from Van London, ASI and Aurora. Furthermore, having a strong production and supply chain presence in both the U.S. and China will provide customers with numerous configuration and cost options from which to choose. Visit URL to learn more: http://www.alpha-measure.com
Serving Critical DemandThe need for accurate, reliable water testing devices continues to grow as the demands of a highly educated public requiring clean water have skyrocketed and the penalties for non-conformance for those meeting these demands in providing such water are equally as high.
AlpHa understands, embraces, and assumes the responsibility to deliver reliable, quality products and earn the coveted spot of being the customer’s first choice for water sensor solutions.
About Prairie CapitalPrairie Capital is a growth-oriented private equity firm that focuses on partnering with founder and family-owned businesses in the lower middle market. Since its founding in 1997, Prairie has completed more than 90 platform investments, representing over $900 million in invested capital. Prairie is currently investing from its sixth fund, the $350 million, Prairie Capital VI, L.P.
For media inquiries please contact Dave Ruane at druane@asi-sensors.com.

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