Redefining Crisis Management

When Status Labs’ own reputation took a hit last year, a cooler head prevailed helping the online reputation and crisis management firm bounce back better than ever. Darius Fisher, owner and president of Status Labs recalled the last year in which an executive with the company made bad public decisions that negatively impacted the reputation of the whole firm.

Mr. Fisher took a novel team approach rebuilding the company’s reputation. His employees asked for the executive who caused the damage to resign, which he did. From that point on all employees of Status Labs, including the owner, started working with nonprofit organizations and charities. These actions helped raise morale almost instantly and helped flood the online media firm with positive feedback. He gave employees the option of bringing their pet to work. Mr. Fisher also started a monthly newsletter so that all employees will be informed of any company changes or new business.

Status Labs are now doing better than ever thanks to a close knit team of thirty employees who have handled their own in-house crisis better than ever and feel more equipped to understand what good online reputation repair and crisis management can do for their clients.

Mr. Fisher graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and has been handling client’s online reputation and crisis management since 2012. At that time, he changed careers from working as a political consultant and copywriter. Mr. Fisher’s business, Status Labs, handles over a thousand clients in 35 countries. He has expanded to three offices. His original office in Austin, one in Sao Paolo, and another in New York.

Darius Fisher has built a great reputation helping clients worldwide by controlling negative issues and increasing the amount of positive press around that client. It is this “can do” attitude that has helped Status Labs grow in size and come back stronger than ever.

More resources for Darius Fisher:

Twitter: @fisherdarius

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusfisher

http://www.bizjournals.com/search?q=Darius+Fisher

Having a Great Party For Your Kids

There are a lot of ways to have a great party, but getting some help can make all the difference. You may be wondering what you can do in order to make sure you have the best party possible and everyone has fun.

What Can Make a Party Fun?

There are several things that can make a party fun for anyone that is interested in making this party the best it can be. One of the biggest things is planning. You can set up a party with some things that are usually seen at a party and call it good, but that doesn’t make it a fun time always.

How Can Twenty Three Layers Help?

There are a lot of reasons to look at the company Twenty Three Layers for helping with the parties you are planning. This company is good at putting together the perfect party. They know what props and what items are going to make a party look and feel fun. They also know how to put together a desert bar that will make the party itself fun.

Twenty Three Layers also wants to give you a great experience that will be remembered for a long time to come. You can plan with the company and they will show you what you can do or do it themselves for you. That will be up to you and what you want to do. Twenty Three Layers is a great company that makes sure the party is as good as it can be and there is enough fun for everyone.

Why Have a Party?

Maybe you’re thinking, why even go through all this? These parties are normally done when there is a birthday that you want to be great or other type party that is a once in a lifetime deal. That is when it’s time to call in the big guns that will plan your party for you. They may even have an idea as to what you can do in order to make your future parties even better than the one they helped you with.

Take your time and make sure you are ready for a party and you will have the best one you could ever want.

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The Other Side of Frustration with Dating Apps

While men have the frustration of not being able to get dates, women have to worry about weeding through the bad matches in order to find someone that is a good match to them. Then there are the types of people that would submit false information about themselves in order to lure people into a relationship with them. Online dating apps are filled with scammers that will trick and trap women. Therefore, women have to work very hard to make sure that the person that they accept an invitation from is a safe person to deal with. Even dishonesty is a potential danger. Fortunately, there are dating apps that will protect women and men from these potential problems.

Skout is one of the dating apps that makes sure that people are protected from the potential issues that could arise from fake profiles. Skout is also a social network that allows people to connect with each other. There is in fact a lot of diversity when it comes to methods of connecting. There is a lot of different activities that people could do with the help of Skout. Therefore, Skout can be considered one of the more creative apps that people could use in order to meet other people and make friends.

Skout has a travel app that makes it easier for people to find activities in other areas that they are planning on traveling to. This is especially good for people that want to find a date. They could look at different activities that they could enjoy with their date. They could also look for different activities that they could enjoy with their friends.

Learn more about Skout:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/its-national-humor-month-skout-reveals-the-power-of-laughter-in-your-profile-photo-300244539.html

http://download.cnet.com/Skout/3000-12941_4-75619529.html

Investing in Your Business: Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is a Chicago based international investment firm, offering a variety of services from financial advisory services to merger and acquisition services. They have offices in North America, Asia and Africa to serve their global clients needs. This investment firm, which was established in 2011, has an annual revenue of 130,000. Currently, this lucrative company has 100 deals under in house exclusive contract. Recently, this company reports that 2016 could be a record year in terms of hedge fund M and A transactions, if the upward trend continues.

To make this company grow and be profitable, they place the client first. They make sure they analyze each clients’ unique needs in order to match the best buyer and seller to maximize profitable transactions. This firm helps both private and public companies who seek to increase capital and make their money work for them. Their process allows management to still run the daily operations, while working towards transactions that can increase company capital.

Whether the company is seeking to increase capital or complete a merger transaction, they are able to gain the most from their MSC deal structure. The structure allows for realistic expectations along with the a process that allows each party to gain the most from the transaction.

Their other financial services include: tax compliance, restructuring services, share based compensation,and financial sponsor coverage. This company truly offers every aspect of the financial service needs of a company. They not only believe in investing in the company and growth but also in the community. MSC is a proud sponsor and collector of donations for the United Way Campaigns, which serves numerous types of charities.

Learn more:

http://madisonstreetcapital.org

https://www.facebook.com/madisonstreetcapitaladvisors

Lime Crime Reaches Two Million Unicorns Across the Globe

The world revolves around both what you know and who you know. Additionally, the more people who know your name results in fame, affluence, and the conveyance of your cause. As social media continues to rule the manner in which people execute their businesses, certain companies gain positive exposure in all directions. Currently trending on social media as it celebrates its achievement of gaining two million followers is the makeup company, Lime Crime. Foregrounding the importance of being yourself by colorizing your face, Lime Crime’s Instagram followers are undoubtedly the most vibrant in both appearance and online presence.

Founded by Doe Deere, Lime Crime is a company that shaped the makeup industry to be more artistic and expressive. Shelves that were once adorned with nude and natural shades now share space with colors like Alien and Rave. Disproving the thought that you cannot wear green lipstick with hot pink eyeshadow, this brand of makeup is not for the modest individual. New palettes and lip shades are released regularly by the line, and each of them are fit for the current season. Encased in packages that are equally as vibrant, Lime Crime demands to be noticed from the start.

To finalize, the amount of followers a business has defines the level of respect people feel towards that particular company. Lime Crime’s fans happen to be called unicorns, and they wear that title proudly on Facebook. Especially with support from major retailers like Doll’s Kill, and even Urban Outfitters stores.

WhatsApp free to everyone? FreedomPop makes this a reality.

FreedomPop is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that will be launching in the next few months in Spain as originally reported on Venturebeat. FreedomPop has the capability to connect, through free basic mobile service plans, to Facebook’s WhatsApp which means that the service will be free to anyone regardless of how much data you have left.

Though the release is limited to only Spain, it is still a huge step forward for the start-up business founded in Los Angeles, California back in 2011. FreedomPop has tried to make a name for itself by giving away free minutes, text and data to upsell the competition.

FreedomPop does not have a formal partnership with WhatsApp, but is working to organically develop a platform to embrace the model without Facebook having to push WhatsApp. One of the unique sells of FreedomPop is that they also provide you with 200 minutes of talk, 200 text messages, and 200 MB of data trying to obtain as many paying customers as possible.

FreedomPop also allows free roaming in 31 countires and with zero-rated access to popular apps such as WhatsApp it will certainly help increase market share for FreedomPop and disrupt local markets and gain traction with customers in those markets.

The most interesting part of what FreedomPop is trying to accomplish by using WhatsApp is that they are doing this of their own violition, with no partnership with Facebook or WhatsApp.

For more information go to http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/20/mvno-freedompop-has-a-grand-plan-to-sign-you-up-zero-rated-whatsapp-access/

Check out this review of FreedomPop

Why Is WhatsApp Being Added To FreedomPop Phones?

FreedomPop is making its move to Spain, and they are putting WhatsApp on all their new phones. There are a lot of apps that phone companies put on their phones, but this app is very important. Mobile World Live is reporting the whole story, and they are saying that people can use Whatsapp instead of using their phone data and minutes. FreedomPop is not going to charge for the usage of WhatsApp data, and they are going to make it easy for people to have a talk for a long time without worrying about their FreedomPop plan.

FreedomPop has graduated plans that start at very low rates and rise if people use more. The rates are going to stay low, and people use WhatsApp are going to save their data for their plans. The data can be used for something else, and the people will not pay more for all the data they need. WhatsApp has been a good choice for talking and texting for a while, and now it is partnered with FreedomPop to make life easier. People who really need to save money are going to be able to stick to WhatsApp, and that makes the phone functional for other purposes, too.

Someone who got FreedomPop for free in Spain will find that they can use WhatsApp when they get the phone, and they can get started talking and texting instantly. Spain is the first to get this service, but it looks like FreedomPop can keep doing this to make their service more attractive to people who are looking to save money on their cell phones every month.

Andy Wirth Survives Skydiving Accident

Andy Wirth was recently featured in an online article for IRONMAN. The article described Wirth’s incredible story of survival following a skydiving accident in October 2013. Wirth, an experienced skydiver, was completing a jump with two of his friends when he found himself impaled by a pole. He almost lost his entire arm in the accident, but he was able to keep himself calm until he was rescued and taken to a hospital in an ambulance. Wirth said it took three months to regain use of his arm.

In his struggle for survival and in his efforts to restore his regular fitness level, Wirth crossed paths with a Navy Seal team that was in town for winter combat training. As fate would have it, Wirth teammed up with them to train and compete in an IRONMAN 70.3 race.

In his Facebook page, it’s said that Andy Wirth currently serves as the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. Wirth has served in that position since 2010 and was featured on an episode of Undercover Boss set in his Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in 2013.

Andy Wirth has almost three decades of experience in the mountain resort and hotel industry. He has been instrumental in bringing tourism and business to the Olympic Valley, California region in the past several years – https://www.crowdrise.com/wwsupport.

For his activism in the community and philanthropic efforts, Andy Wirth was awarded Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. Andy Wirth was also named the Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA in 2014. Wirth is frequently profiled for his extreme training regimen for competing in triathlons and marathon races since his accident.

Strong, Value-based Parenting Drives The Charity Of The DeVos Family

Parenting is one of the most important and honorable pursuits a human being can undertake. When you parent a child correctly, that child grows up and adds something to the world. That child becomes a productive member of society, but more importantly, that child becomes a shining example unto others; an inspiration to follow; a beacon of light in an otherwise grim world. There is no better example of what strong parenting, rooted in conservative values, can do for one person and the world around them than the DeVos family.

Dick DeVos is the patriarch and he grew up in Western Michigan. He was raised by strong parents who imbued a sense of social responsibility on the young man. Their strong conservative values gave Dick DeVos a moral compass as he set off into the world after graduating from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan (http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/about/). And that moral compass would lead him to giving away over $1 billion of his own wealth in 2014.

Behind every great man is a great woman, and Betsy Devos stands as an example of this. Betsy was also raised by parents guided by strong conservative values in the state of Michigan. She attended a Christian college and went on to start a career in conservative politics, becoming a mover-and-shaker in Michigan’s Republican party. And when she met Dick, she knew that they both had a sense of social responsibility.

DeVos would go on to have a prosperous career in business, leading Amway International to record profits and becoming the President and CEO of the booming Orlando Magic in the early 1990’s during the beginning of the Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O’Neal era. Wealth came to the Devos family through the hard work of Dick and Betsy, but through it all they never forgot those deeply rooted values imbued upon them by their parents.

But the Devos family did not want the attention. Only after being hounded by the magazine did they divulge their charitable giving in 2014, totaling over $1 billion. Most of the givings have stayed in their home state of Michigan. The Devos’s, through five different family foundations, aim at giving to conservative leaning charities that will carry on the torch of promoting values to future generations.

Fox News Fails To Vet Thor Halvorssen, Founder Of Human Rights Foundation, For Slanted Interview

A recent viral video has some people wondering what’s going on over there at Fox News. The clip in question lasts a little over three minutes but there is tense confusion throughout the clip. The conservative news network seemingly tried to do a segment to slam the liberal agenda of presidential hopeful and current Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The interview with Thor Halvorssen, founder of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), seem to go awry just as the interview starts.

The Fox News anchor hits Mr Halvorssen with a loaded question right off the bat, asking him why socialism is a violation of basic human rights. Obviously socialism is tied to the independent Sen. Bernie Sanders who has long been outspoken and self-avowed democratic socialist. But Mr Halvorssen does not give in to the loaded question and steers the conversation to reasonable discourse about the efficacy of socialist and labor governments, some of which have been very successful, such as Denmark and Sweden. He holds these governments in high esteem saying that they are perfectly fine.

The human rights expert then explains that dictatorships are the problem, he even exposes the fact that he is a Bernie Sanders supporter and has shown his support with the maximum donation allowable to a presidential candidate under United States law — $2,700.  He claims that Mrs. Clinton takes large donations from authoritarian dictators in order to run her presidential campaign. The founder of the human rights foundation also slams Republican candidates for emulating Putin, the dictator of Russia.

The interview seem to go off the rails for Fox News who was apparently trying to use the segment to reinforce Republican ideals and to slam the ultra liberal Bernie Sanders. Some think that Thor deliberately misled Fox News before the interview to get a chance to advertise support for Sanders, but I do not think this is the case. You can see right when the interview starts that Thor looks a little stunned by the opening question.