Friday, February 23rd, 2018


Whether you’re in the media business, in public relations, in advertising or marketing, in between jobs or in the catbird’s seat, we cover what’s “in it for you.” A working philosophy of our editors, writers, analysts, researchers, marketers, content programmers and publishers in the Marketing & Media Group is to NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. It’s too valuable, and we know it.

So what we give to you every day, through our flagship brands PR News, Folio:, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, AdExchanger, AdMonsters, Chief Marketer and Multichannel Merchant are information and intelligence that’s sui generis. We go behind the headlines and mainstream coverage of the topics to a deeper level that will make you smarter and your organization or department much more effective.

PR News has been covering communications and magazine media for more than 60 years. You can say we’ve been around the block a bit, and along the way have created services and products that cater to the time-strapped executive looking for insight, smart ideas and access to like-minded individuals with whom they can partner and learn.

Through our publications, events, awards programs, books, Web sites, professional development webinars, on-site training and more, the Marketing & Media Group provides Next Practices for smart executives like you. We hope you’ll join our network and see what’s in it for you.



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October 15-16, 2018 | New York

PROGRAMMATIC I/O New York is the original and world's largest conference focused on programmatic media and marketing. Hear from 70+ innovators, industry leaders, researchers and analysts on both the buy and sell side of programmatic media and marketing. Programmatic newcomers and experts find workshop content suited to their needs on Day 1 via these workshop tracks: Programmatic Essentials, Ops Talks, B2B Marketing, Programmatic 101 and Bonus Track - Artificial Intelligence. Attending on Day 2-only for The Plenary Program is also an option.


January 23-24, 2019 | NYC

Industry Preview is marketing technology's annual kick-off, bringing together marketing, media and technology leaders from across the globe for two days focused on what to expect in the year to come. Attendees leave with a critical framework to drive success for the year.


April 10-11, 2018 | Westin St. Francis | San Francisco

PROGRAMMATIC I/O San Francisco is the original and world's largest conference focused on programmatic media and marketing. Hear from innovators, industry leaders, researchers and analysts on both the buy and sell side of programmatic media and marketing. Programmatic newcomers and experts find workshop content suited to their needs on Day 1 and strategic thought-leadership on Day 2. Bookmark the website and check for agenda updates. 


Join PR News for the Media Relations Next Practices Conference, where communications professionals will learn how to increase awareness of their brand and drive business results. You and your team will come away with specific real-world case study examples of successful visual storytelling in media pitching, best practices in establishing and maintaining influencer relations, live broadcasting by brands and unified messaging during a crisis. All-Access Pass members also get admission to the Day 1 Video Boot Camp.

  Social media can instantly connect PR pros with massive audiences that span the globe or a single customer down the street. With all the various uses and applications amongst the myriad of apps and platforms, it can be tough to keep track of it all. Many will agree that in terms of reach and approachability, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are three social apps every brand should have a presence on. A healthy profile across these networks can yield results that would turn even the oldest of old-school C-suite execs into social believers. But a single misstep and in an instant your brand may never be the same.

April 17-18, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

Measuring communications efforts has never been easy. But whether you’re working on media relations, social media, crisis management or brand enhancement, finding and understanding the most important metrics is now essential—for both your company and your career. Don’t be left behind. At PR News’ Measurement Conference on April 17-18, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, experts will teach you how to tie all of your organization’s goals to the KPIs that matter most—and how to use those numbers to sharpen your next initiative.


Join PR News where our trainers will share their advanced tactics in grounding their communications efforts in data, crisis management, influencer marketing, Facebook analytics, Twitter engagement, building content authority on LinkedIn, SEO, paid social ads, PR writing, subject line pitches and relationship building with journalists, developing ideas for Snapchat and Instagram Stories, becoming a content marketing star and more.


Full-day boot camp where social media, PR and marketing professionals will learn the best ways to leverage Facebook for their brand or client.


If you’re investing in your organization’s communications resources in any of the big four social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat), then you’ll want to be at  PR News’ Big 4 Social Media Summit and Visual Storytelling Boot Camp. You’ll get actionable how-to’s backed by case study examples and measurement tips from experts at B2C and B2B companies, nonprofit organizations and agencies.


A three-day immersion for marketers and communicators on everything digital PR and social media.



PR News Webinars are led by expert panelists and focus on timely topics ranging from Pinterest and Twitter to the more fundamental PR areas of media training, measurement and crisis management. Webinar attendees are given access to speaker presentations and also receive a certificate of completion.


May 7-9, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

Social Media Today has been designed to help share lessons and experiences of brands, thinkers, innovators and navigators of enterprise social. We believe the key to growing and improving the social media space is by providing a space for interactions and conversations among experts and peers alike. That's why the annual Social Shake-up event was first launched in 2013. Bringing together practitioners across the social media landscape to discuss "front-line" stories, the event has been attended by thousands from top B2B and B2C companies.
We know many of you have attended, followed, and supported the event over the past three years, so we are pleased to share with you the next date for the Social Shake-Up!

  October 1-2, 2018 | Ceasars Palace | Las Vegas, NV

If you’re involved in creating or building your organization’s esports business strategy, then secure your spot at the Esports Business Summit, the only event that will bring together key executives from all sectors of the esports ecosystem for two days of learning, sharing and networking.

The Esports Business Summit is presented by the world’s leading authorities on sports business, marketing, media, entertainment, and events, delivering the most comprehensive program ever produced on what’s now and what’s next in Esports.
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November 12-14, 2018 | The Paris | Las Vegas

EVENTtech is the first-ever conference focused on the digital+live phenomenon. EVENTtech is a can’t-miss industry event, produced by the industry’s leading publications and brings together technology experts, social media gurus and some of the most progressive users of digital+live.  The educational component delivers access to trends, best practices and case studies on the best ways to “plug” in events. 


May 14-16, 2018 | Marriott Marquis | San Francisco, CA

The Experiential Marketing Summit is the world’s leading executive conference on events and trade shows and is attended by 1,000 leading experiential marketing professionals each year. Only at the Experiential Marketing Summit can you get the newest trends, the latest best practices and the critical intelligence needed to upgrade event and trade show portfolios.  Content at the Experiential Marketing Summit is formatted to give attendees access to various types of sessions including deep dives, quick-hit sessions, breakouts or peer-to-peer conversations.


October 8-10, 2018

The Folio:Show brings together hundreds of media professionals in both the consumer and b2b magazine sectors for a 3 day immersion into the latest trends affecting the print and digital media industry.  Led by a faculty of experts each year, attendees get the tools, insight and inspiration needed to move their businesses forward. The Folio:Show is one of the most recognized events for the magazine industry and delivers powerful content focused on the convergence of print and digital media.



LeadsCon Las Vegas | March 5-7, 2018 | The Paris | Las Vegas

Connect to Convert | October 3-5, 2018 | The Westin Boston Waterfront | Boston

New in 2017! LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert will focus on building high-performance businesses for LeadsCon Las Vegas has always been the total lead solutions event; LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert will now focus exclusively on sales performance and growth strategies. The Show will provide you with roll-up your sleeves education, best practices and trends on the most effective and emerging sectors of the lead generation industry. As the leading event for customer acquisition, there will be a dedicated focus on each area of the sales cycle, including driving traffic, secrets for optimizing leads, calls, and clicks, as well as the customer conversion and retention experience.
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April 3-5, 2018 | Columbus Convention Center | Columbus, OH

No other event focuses on this unique business process of selling merchandise direct-to-customer. From that moment a person becomes, or returns as, a customer by placing an order, to the moment the customer receives the merchandise, decides they are delighted…or not, and needs to return it. That’s our focus—helping our audience of multichannel merchants optimize their operations and their customers’ experiences with their brands.

The Operations Summit is produced by the pre-eminent information resource in this space—Multichannel Merchant, which provides insights, best practices & community to more than 100,000 D-T-C multichannel merchants—across marketing, ecommerce & operations.
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The AdMonsters Publisher Forum is our most focused event, with attendance limited to just one hundred of the most senior leaders in ad operations and technology at online publishers. Participants gather for three days of in-depth peer-to-peer discussions, focused on developing actionable solutions and best practices in response to cutting edge challenges. Example topics include the strategic role of Ad Operations, audience targeting, yield, revenue and inventory management, emerging platforms, organizational structure, data monetization and creative executions.  Select a location below for further details on each forum.

Huntington Beach, CA – March 4, 2018
Portland, OR – August 12, 2018
Austin, TX – November 4, 2018

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June 4-5, 2018 | NYC

Where digital media and revenue connect. We just expanded OPS to a 1.5 day program! OPS is for online advertising leaders. OPS is where we tackle the big issues and learn to leverage operations for increased profitability. Agencies are looking to Demand Side Platforms (DSPs), Real Time Bidding engines (RTB) and Ad Exchanges to more efficiently buy the audiences advertisers want to reach. Publishers are automating workflow and developing yield management capabilities to maximize revenue. Online advertising networks add value as they evolve and reduce friction in the marketplace. At the core of all these changes and suddenly thrust into the spotlight, are ad operations teams. Select a location below for further details.


These evening events are like mini-AdMonsters conferences—except they’re free to attend! Digital revenue strategists gather to hear insightful case studies as well as join moderated discussions on pertinent ad tech topics. But most important, attendees get the chance to hook up with the people that understand the challenges they face both large and small.

Learn how companies like yours are navigating the ever-growing obstacles of the digital advertising space, while also connecting with industry folks you already know or are just meeting. (Who knows? You may find a new bestie!)
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MBA (formerly PROMONext) is a one-day conference for 250 brand and agency marketers focused on trends, insights and ideas for leveraging brand activations and promotion. Attendees access leading thinkers and see exclusive case studies from top brands in sessions. They also attend the PRO Awards, the world’s largest recognition program for brand activations. We like to say it’s the perfect mix of education and celebration!







October 9, 2018 | NYC

Folio:’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards is one of the largest and most comprehensive awards programs in the magazine publishing industry. The Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards celebrate gorgeous design and uncompromising journalism being created every day--all in one awards program. Open to all consumer, b2b, association, custom and regional, big and small magazines and websites.


April 5, 2018 | Yale Club | New York City

Join the industry’s top digital movers and shakers to honor outstanding social media, web and mobile initiatives among publishers of digital content.


June 7, 2018 | Edison Ballroom | NYC

Now in its fifth year,  Folio:'s Top Women in Media Awards aim to recognize and honor the women who stand out—the ones who are not only driving the agenda for the industry and in their companies, but also leading teams of influencers, visionaries, and rising stars. Do you know a woman who is innovating media in new ways and guiding her businesses into new markets? Then she deserves to be a member of Folio:'s annual class of honorees—celebrating the creativity and accomplishments of our female colleagues, sometimes against a glass ceiling, other times against the grain.


December 6, 2018 | Yale Club | NYC

Cap off the year by joining our Folio: 100 honorees and their teams for a celebration of change and change makers. Your company won’t want to miss this chance to forge relationships with the industry’s elite at this lively luncheon.


September 2018 | NYC

PR News’ Platinum PR Awards celebrate the ingenuity and leadership behind the year’s most outstanding communications initiatives. Communications professionals must constantly be learning while they're working overtime to make their messages heard, help their brand's bottom line and beat the competition. Their inspiring leaps in skill, creativity and versatility can find no better showcase than at PR News' annual Platinum PR Awards, which celebrate the best communications programs and teams of the past year.



December 4, 2018 | Washington, DC

News’ PR People Awards competition showcases the top talent, the innovators and passionate professionals who day in, day out are making communications matter in the marketplace. The winners of this annual program set the benchmark for PR and underscore the outstanding PR achievements made in the past year. Nominate your colleagues, or self-nominate; either way, we want to meet the best in PR and introduce them to the thousands of readers of PR News and their key stakeholders.


PR News’ Top Women in PR Awards celebrate those who have made bold advances in managing crises, developing brand messages, protecting and building brand reputations and creating content for digital platforms - for their own organizations or for clients.


March 20, 2018 | Washington, DC

Corporate social responsibility has become one of the benchmarks of an organization’s overall success. PR News’ CSR Awards honor the corporations and their partners that have implemented and executed highly successful CSR campaigns. PR News’ CSR Awards is the industry’s best showcase for the most powerful, impactful social responsibility and green campaigns. Winners of this awards program set new standards of excellence and point the way for other organizations to follow. 


March 20, 2018 | Washington, DC

Juggling the needs of various constituents, managing critical public issues, projecting a positive image of an industry and its members—these are the many challenges facing communications professionals at nonprofits and associations worldwide. PR News’ Nonprofit Awards Program is solely dedicated to honoring the most talented communicators and teams in this sector. Winners of this awards program join a distinguished circle of those holding the key to “best practices” in the nonprofit communications arena.


  September 2018

The Agency Elite Awards benchmark excellence in PR agencies’ key practice areas, from advocacy, crisis communications and social media to measurement, media relations and reputation management.


November 2018 | NYC

PR New's Digital PR Awards celebrates the year's most outstanding digital communicators and campaigns in a variety of media such as video, website design, mobile apps and more. If you or your organization executed a campaign that turned heads, generated clicks, drove revenue or inspired your audience, gain some industry recognition with this awards program.


November 2018 | NYC

PR News’ Top Places to Work in PR Awards honor the agencies, corporations, nonprofits and associations that have excellent work cultures, growth opportunities and benefits. Winners of this awards program represent the organizations that appreciate their PR and communications employees and strive to make their day-to-day work experiences better. 


May 7, 2018 | NYC

PR News’ Social Media Awards allow you to show off what you've done in the past 12 months and get recognized for all the hard work, interesting content and impressive results that you and your team have accomplished. 


November 2018 | The Paris | Las Vegas

The Experience Design & Technology Awards is the world’s only marketing awards program recognizing the best use of design and technology in live experiences. The editors of Event Marketer have combined our two fastest-growing awards programs (Event Technology Awards and Experience Design Awards) into the supersized and comprehensive Experience Design & Technology Awards. The world’s best creators of technology experiences and best designers of 360-degree engagements will be honored in one program, bestowed live at EventTech. 


May 14, 2018 | Marriott Marquis | San Francisco, CA

The Ex Awards is the only awards program focused 100 percent on event marketing – and the only program judged entirely by brand-side marketers. The Ex Awards celebrate the most creative, strategic and successful experiential marketing campaigns from around the world each year. Hundreds upon hundreds of nominations are submitted for a chance at the industry’s most prestigious recognition.

This is the industry’s biggest event of the year where the world’s biggest brands and best agencies come together in one place, for one night.


Finally, an agency list that shines the spotlight on the rest of the marketing mix.

From the editors of Chief Marketer, we present the industry’s first and only comprehensive list of the top non-advertising agencies—The Chief Marketer 200. It is the world’s only list of the best engagement and activation agencies across 11 categories and specialties serving the U.S.



June 2018

The PRO Awards are the most prestigious promotion marketing program of its kind, representing the brightest strategies and most innovative ideas for engaging new and current customers. The Annual PRO Awards include 30 categories, generating well over 500 entries from big brands and creative agencies, showcasing proven, measurable results. In summer, Chief Marketer & PROMO present the awards at a live event in New York. If your company is interested in brand & relationship building, as well as lead generation with outstanding agencies, then sponsoring the PRO Awards is for you.







Now in its 70th year, PR News is the industry’s most trusted publication that helps enhance the business impact of PR. Each week, PR News provides the ideas, tactics and tools to maximize your organization’s communications efforts. Each issue contains action-oriented feature stories, behind- the-scenes case studies and unparalleled access to communications-related market research, metrics and data.
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The Skinny from PR News is a FREE weekly e-letter that keeps busy PR professionals updated on the latest news, trends and hot topics. Also be among the first to know about conferences, awards programs, new jobs, and more. Stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Please take a moment to complete our registration form to begin receiving The Skinny from PR News.


The industry’s first-ever online “television-ish” series takes viewers face-to-face with some of the best events, the best brands and the best marketers in the world. Each week our EM All Access episode features candid, in-depth chats with the agencies and marketers that are building the best experiences getting the best results.
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EM Buzz keeps subscribers up-to-date on breaking news, deals, account assignments and other trends. It’s an easy way for event marketers to stay on top of a changing industry. The newsletter also highlights emerging trends and a variety of other topical happenings. 
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The AdExchanger Daily Newsletter delivered by 6 am NY time each morning keeps subscribers up-to-date on news, views and hot topics in data-driven marketing. It also includes ad-hoc Breaking News and Editor's Picks email updates.
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The AdExchanger On TV & Video Newsletter delivered twice per week explores opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.
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The AdExchanger Sell Sider Newsletter delivered twice per week provides timely insights and perspectives for the publisher community. 
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Curated by the editors of Chief Marketer, this weekly news digest recaps the top marketing and advertising stories of the week from around the Internet. (published every Friday)
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Focused on the technology needs and concerns of marketers, with an eye on acquiring and implementing the tech that helps marketers streamline their processes and boost the bottom line. Tech covered includes marketing automation, CRM, content marketing systems, data & analytics tools and more. (published bimonthly on Tuesday)
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Offering the latest trends and tips from the world of promotional and B2C marketing, including case histories and expert commentary on experiential marketing, sweepstakes, social media, digital marketing, loyalty, retail, cross-channel and more. (published bimonthly on Tuesday)
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Featuring commentary specifically geared to the needs of B2B marketers, including analysis, campaign coverage of leading B2B brands and best practices. Topics featured include lead gen, nurturing and conversion; account based marketing; marketing automation; digital marketing; SEO; social media; live events and more. (published weekly on Thursday)
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O+F Advisor is the one source of information with content exclusively about omnichannel and direct-to-customer operations & fulfillment. Each Wednesday, get a quick download on the news and strategies driving today’s DTC operations, and learn how merchants are cutting costs, boosting productivity and meeting the demands of today’s rapidly evolving consumer. Frequency: Weekly
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Event Marketer magazine was founded in 2002 to serve the information needs of strategic brand-side event marketers and agency exclusives across the spectrum of face-to-face marketing. It has become the world’s most respected provider of content for the event and trade show category. Our portfolio includes our flagship magazine, twice a month EM Buzz e-newsletter, annual Experiential Marketing Summit executive conference, the Ex Awards, and more.



Chief Marketer is the indispensable resource on measurable marketing strategies, tactics and benchmarks for busy marketing professionals at both B2C and B2B leading brands and their agencies. Chief Marketer offers up inspiration through campaign coverage, awards programs, events and research, as well as fresh tactics that cross channels, resources & technology applications that move the revenue needle. Our readers and attendees come from all marketing functions and levels- at CPG & manufacturing, retail, media & entertainment, to financial, business services, hi-tech, as well as travel & hospitality companies, and the agencies that serve them.


Multichannel Merchant is the only media that covers multichannel business strategy for companies that sell merchandise direct to customers. We reach powerful decision makers in both B2B and B2C merchant companies and provide them multichannel marketing and operations resources through a variety of products and services.






Build up your event library for yourself and your team with Event Marketer case study reference books. Get inspired. Get ideas. See what is being done by the best-of-the-best in the industry. They also make great gifts for customers, partners and clients.



The PR News Press publishes useful guidebooks to help PR professionals do their jobs better. These guidebooks are a year-round resource for PR teams and include expert articles, case studies, market research, checklists and more on digital PR, measurement, CSR, media training, employee communications, and crisis management.






AdExchanger Talks weekly podcast episodes feature thoughtful interviews with advertising and marketing technology newsmakers who are transforming data-driven digital advertising - and marketing as a whole.

Listeners can also subscribe via podcast apps and popular channels such as iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Soundcloud and Spotify.









Serving the unique needs of our PR News subscribers, PRNewsOnline is the go-to online community for PR and communications professionals. In the subscriber-only sections of the site, you will find PDF and HTML issues of PR News, article archives, survey findings, industry research, and measurement strategies. Open access features of the site include daily stories, a career center, measurement tip sheets, award and event listings, as well as access to the industry resources targeted specifically to the needs of the communications professional.


Welcome to the world’s largest, most complete and most legitimate repository of event industry partners. Trusted by Fortune 500 event departments from around the world, this is your easiest way to quickly navigate the full directory of leading vendors by categories or companies, learn about them, review their work, even issue a call for more information in just one click. From designers and fabricators, to A/V, technology, venues and more–the Chief Marketer/Event Marketer Marketing Resource Directory has got you covered. So go ahead and get searching. See why the Chief Marketer/Event Marketer Marketing Resource Directory is the most used partner discovery tool in the industry. Partners–interested in being a part of the event industry’s go-to supplier resource?


Founded in 2008, is devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space and enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the "ecosystem," including marketers, agencies, publishers, data providers, advertising and marketing technology companies, analysts, the investment community and the press. AdExchanger has 223,000 monthly unique visitors, and editorial newsletters with more than 28,000 subscribers.


Folio: is the only brand that serves the entire magazine publishing industry. It is a multi-channel source, using print, online and face-to-face delivery to bring actionable information to the publishing community. Our audience includes publishing professionals from all sectors of the magazine industry, including those in b-to-b, consumer, association, and city and regional. Folio: is the definitive source of industry trends and news and tells the stories of those magazine enterprises that are creatively serving readers. We offer advertisers a multifaceted, highly efficient opportunity for business development in a rich environment of editorial excellence.


The LeadsCouncil is an independent association, whose members are companies in the online lead generation space from buyers to sellers, technology solution providers and investment professionals. All members are united in a common goal of promoting best practices and fostering trust regardless of vertical.
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AdMonsters is the global leader in strategic insight on the future of digital media and advertising technology. Through our conferences, web site, original research and consulting services, we offer unparalleled in-person experiences and unique, high quality online content focused on media operations, monetization, technology, strategy, platforms and trends. AdMonsters is the meeting place for this dynamic and expanding community to connect, gain insight, develop best practices and exchange thought leadership.
VISIT WEBSITE >> is an indispensable resource on measurable marketing strategies, tactics and benchmarks for marketing professionals at both B2C and B2B leading brands and their agencies. Find case studies, practical solutions, innovations & ideas – cross & by channel—from acquisition, engagement & retention, to data & analytics.


MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT reaches key decision makers responsible for ecommerce, management, marketing and operations at companies that sell merchandise through multiple channels—including ecommerce and catalog.   Multichannel Merchant delivers original research, as well as in-depth analysis of trends and best practices, news, tactical/how-to, executive summaries, technology and supplier comparisons, tip sheets & resource information to help companies sell & deliver products wherever and whenever the customer wants them – at home, work, store or other locations.






Leading organizations in the event, venue and marketing industries rely on Access Intelligence Research & Consulting for unique information, insights and recommendations. We provide the proof behind a wide range of critical business decisions. We leverage our trusted event and marketing media and information brands along with our industry leading data, market expertise and experience to provide clients with insights that improve their business performance.









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