Trending

Share on facebook

BEN Group Hits 2022 Running with Continued Business Growth, Global Client Expansion, and AI Breakthroughs – Yahoo Finance

The Company Continues to Hit Major Business Milestones, Drive Innovative Solutions for its Clients, and Expand Offerings and Teams Worldwide
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BEN Group, the leading global creator economy AI company that connects brands and creators to each other as well as their audiences through influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content, kicked 2022 off with record-breaking business milestones, executive team hires across the organization, and expanded technology and business offerings.
BEN’s product placement and influencer marketing divisions have continued to see steady growth, with its product placement division seeing a record hitting revenue quarter with revenues up 39% YoY. The company is on pace to surpass the 15,000 pieces of executed content in 2021 and has welcomed exciting new clients to its roster in Q1, including Gladskin, Mission Foods, Omnilux, and Metafy. To facilitate its ongoing growth, BEN brought several industry veterans onto its team, including Jon Youshaei as its first Head Creator Advisor for TubeBuddy and Tim Mulligan, J.D., as Chief Human Resources Officer, as well as 55 new hires across its global offices.
BEN’s AI Research and Development arm continued to invest heavily in technology that is able to learn like a human expert but scale like a machine. One third of BEN’s new hires to date have been in its technology, AI, and product teams. BEN saw breakthroughs in predicting audience retention rates on content by leveraging its proprietary algorithms for YouTube. By leveraging the unstructured data in a piece of content, BEN can further its mission and vision to empower creators to create better content through data. With this new breakthrough, BEN is approaching the hard to answer question of audience engagement and will be able to create tools that will be able to provide its creator and brand clients predictions on viewership retention throughout content before it goes live.
In Q1, BEN officially merged Greenlight, its division focused on product licensing and rights clearances, into its product placement division. This move will enhance BEN’s ability to execute on global marketing partnerships, incorporating talent and entertainment properties to help brands tap into fan passion for TV shows, films, and musical artists.
With globalization at the forefront of TV and film priorities, BEN’s product placement division focused on expanding its US and international partnerships, becoming the exclusive partner of the Prop Masters Guild and a leading sponsor of the British Film Designers Guild Awards. These collaborations allow BEN to work directly with creators behind the scenes and connect brands with placement opportunities across the globe. This has resulted in placements like Benjamin Moore in Lizzo’s "About Time" music video; Lucky Charms in Amazon’s streaming series "As We See It;" and Wix in Peacock’s VOD premiere film "Marry Me." BEN also drove a 63% YoY increase in the placements it negotiated and executed in the UK and EU, demonstrating the company’s rapidly growing international presence.
"It’s incredible to witness today’s boom in US and international content, as well as audience reception to the entertainment available to them," said Ricky Ray Butler, CEO of BEN Group. "The stories hitting screens now are more diverse than ever, because the decentralization and globalization of content is opening doors for creators from all different backgrounds to share their art. BEN and our clients are dedicated to supporting those creators through brand partnerships, to help boost unique points of view. Our technology and our team are leading the charge of making it possible for 1,000 Hollywoods to exist – not just one."
BEN’s influencer marketing division also expanded its international reach, becoming one of the first 10 founding members of the Influencer Marketing Trade Body (IMTB) in the United Kingdom. The IMTB aims to make the creator economy more sustainable and accessible for all, and BEN’s partnership speaks to its dedication of supporting creators across the globe. As a whole, the IMTB and its members will be a guiding voice for the influencer marketing industry, by helping shape standards and practices, working with policymakers and building a strong community for creator marketing companies, brands, and creators alike. Additionally, BEN’s influencer marketing division expanded its footprint into LATAM as well as Eastern Europe, furthering its international coverage and ability to execute campaigns on a global scale.
TubeBuddy, BEN’s creator audience growth and content optimization tool, also achieved major milestones. Since its acquisition by BEN in 2020, TubeBuddy’s user base has doubled, skyrocketing from five million to ten million users in less than two years. Along with the growth of its user base, the company launched TubeBuddy University and celebrated its second annual International Creator Day on April 23. The 8-hour livestream featured top creators including MrBeast, Typical Gamer, Neekolul, devinsupertramp, RCLbeauty101 and Javi Luna, who participated in panels, games, interviews, and other sessions. This year brought even more participation amongst creators and viewers with a 300% increase in engagement for the virtual event.
About BEN Group
BEN Group, Inc. is an entertainment AI company that integrates brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content with guaranteed ROI. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business; the world’s largest product placement, promotions, and licensing agency; and TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth.
With its proprietary AI and platform, BEN is the first and only company using machine learning and deep learning neural networks to identify high-impact opportunities for authentic, non-disruptive product placement and influencer marketing. BEN combines its AI with 40+ years of data, entertainment experience, and a team of industry experts to connect brands with the right audiences and content opportunities in meaningful ways. BEN works with the world’s top brands, including Microsoft, General Motors, Unilever, Tencent, and General Mills.
View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220428005833/en/
Contacts
Hannah Polivka
BENGroupPR@launchsquad.com
(Reuters) -Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk did not unjustly enrich himself when he guided the electric vehicle maker in 2016 to acquire SolarCity Corp, where Musk was chairman and the largest shareholder, a Delaware judge ruled on Wednesday. Tesla shareholders had accused Musk of coercing Tesla's board into buying SolarCity, a struggling rooftop solar panel maker, to rescue his investment, and had sought up to $13 billion in damages. The ruling comes as Musk is tapping his vast fortune to acquire Twitter Inc, which accepted his $44 billion offer on Monday.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court contends that Boise, Idaho-based Micron is using without authorization a process for making semiconductor devices developed and patented by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based Bell Semiconductor.
(Bloomberg) — Four European gas buyers have already paid for supplies in rubles as President Vladimir Putin demanded, according to a person close to Russian gas giant Gazprom PJSC.Most Read from BloombergRussia to Cut Gas to Poland and Bulgaria, Making Energy a WeaponFour European Gas Buyers Made Ruble Payments to RussiaRussia Warns of Nuclear War Risk as Ukraine Talks Go OnUkraine Latest: Russia Says It Cut Gas Flows to Poland, BulgariaElon Musk Lands Deal to Take Twitter Private for $44 Billi
Russia's move to cut off natural gas shipments to Poland and Bulgaria hasn't rocked prices as much as feared. Here are four reasons.
(Reuters) -Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday its Russian unit Exxon Neftegas Ltd has declared force majeure for its Sakhalin-1 operations due to sanctions on Russia that have made it increasingly difficult to ship crude to customers. The Sakhalin-1 project produces Sokol crude oil off the coast of Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East, exporting about 273,000 barrels per day, mainly to South Korea, and to other destinations including Japan, Australia, Thailand and the United States. Exxon said on March 1 it would exit about $4 billion in assets and discontinue all its Russia operations, including Sakhalin 1, following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Much to interviewees’ annoyance, Google still reportedly asks questions meant to trip them up
Clearnomics Founder and CEO James Liu joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the negative GDP print and how investors should assess market headwinds.
U.S. economic activity likely decelerated to the slowest rate since mid-2020, with lingering supply chain constraints, inflation and disruptions amid Russia's war in Ukraine each weighing on growth.
Yahoo Finance's Anjalee Khemlani details the latest information surrounding Moderna's FDA filing to authorize a COVID vaccine for children, as well as looking at Merck's Q1 earnings beat attributed to its COVID treatment pill.
Ever since Microsoft announced its intent to acquire video game publisher Activision Blizzard in January 2022 for $68.7 billion, it seemed as if the latter could get an intervention it was in desperate need of. Thanks to a slate of sexual harassment allegations that were filed against Activision Blizzard last year, resulting in an in-depth Wall Street Journal story that claims Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick knew about sexual harassment within the company and did nothing to stop it, the company's reputation has taken a nose dive. Activision Blizzard's sales have also taken a hit.
One of Berkshire Hathaway's longest-serving directors on Thursday gave a full-throated endorsement to Greg Abel as designated successor to Warren Buffett when the billionaire steps down. "He has the total confidence not only of Warren, but the board," Ronald Olson, a close confidante of Buffett and a Berkshire director since 1997, said at the Berkshire System Summit, hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Abel, 59, had been the chief executive of what is now Berkshire Hathaway Energy, before being named a vice chairman overseeing Berkshire's non-insurance businesses in 2018.
(Bloomberg) — Vale SA unveiled its biggest-ever share buyback program as the Brazilian iron ore and nickel giant rewards shareholders concerned by softening Chinese demand.Most Read from BloombergFour European Gas Buyers Made Ruble Payments to RussiaPutin Is Losing So Here’s How He’ll Make the War WorseElon Musk Offloads $4 Billion of Tesla Shares, Pledges No More SalesU.S. Economy Posts Surprise Contraction, Belying Solid Consumer PictureStocks Surge Before Amazon Casts Shadow Over Rally: Mark
Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States have imposed outright bans on Russian oil purchases but the 27 members of the European Union have not been able to agree on the embargo. The EU aims to reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas by two-thirds by the end of the year and to zero by the end of 2027, EU Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni has said. Germany, the EU's largest economy, has announced plans to end its dependence on Russian oil by the close of this year.
(Bloomberg) — The U.S. economy shrank for the first time since 2020, reflecting an import surge tied to solid consumer demand — which in turn suggests growth will return imminently.Most Read from BloombergFour European Gas Buyers Made Ruble Payments to RussiaU.S. Economy Posts Surprise Contraction, Belying Solid Consumer PicturePutin Is Losing So Here’s How He’ll Make the War WorseA Powerful Dynasty Bankrupted Sri Lanka in Just 30 MonthsAmazon’s Twitch Seeks to Revamp Creator Pay With Focus on
The utilities sector is made up of companies that provide electricity, natural gas, water, sewage, and other services to homes and businesses. Many of these companies are heavily regulated. They include major utilities companies such as Dominion Energy Inc.
The Russell 1000 Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index of the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. It represents approximately 92% of the total market capitalization (market cap) of all listed stocks in the U.S. equity market. United States Steel Corp.: United States Steel makes high value-added steel products, including its proprietary XG3 advanced high-strength steel.
Cutting off natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria cost Russian President Vladimir Putin very little — but it is adding stress on European countries wrestling over how to reduce energy imports that are feeding the Kremlin's war chest and keep a united front on the war in Ukraine.
When you start putting money away for retirement, you might be thinking of the tax benefits or consequences you'll incur. Here are seven tips to help you restructure your payment strategies to optimize your tax results in the areas of Social Security, 401(k)s, and IRAs. You can talk live to tax experts online for unlimited answers and advice OR, have a dedicated tax expert do your taxes for you, so you can be confident in your tax return.
Investors are increasingly worried about a recession, and those fears have caused the Nasdaq Composite to slip back into bear market territory. Currently, the growth-heavy index is down just over 20% from its high, but many individual stocks have been hit much harder.
Shares of Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ: ARLP) jumped nearly 15% on Wednesday after the natural resources company boosted its full-year production and profit forecast. Conflict in Ukraine is driving the U.S. and many countries in Europe and other international markets to reduce their dependence on Russian energy supplies. "Since we provided initial full-year 2022 guidance for ARLP on January 31, 2022, worldwide commodity prices skyrocketed," CEO Joseph Craft said in a press release.

source

Relavance

Billboard Music Awards Live streaming 2022 Reddit Free Online: telecast, nominees, Red Carpet Job – (CSU) Humboldt State University Police Department (CA) – Arcata, California – EMS1.com

Tencent Music Entertainment Group Announces First Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results – PR Newswire

Most Viewed

NFT TONE

NEWS