AJC Ad Salutes Unanimous Support of U.S. Governors for Israel, Opposition to BDS

June 5, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – A full-page AJC ad in today’s Wall Street Journal salutes the nation’s 50 governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia for joining an AJC initiative to affirm their rejection of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement against Israel.

“Governors across our country know very well the enormous value of the U.S.-Israel partnership in every sphere imaginable, and many have been central to nurturing their own state’s beneficial ties to Israel,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “At the same time, our nation’s 50 governors, as well as the District of Columbia mayor, recognize the pernicious goals of the BDS movement, which singles out democratic Israel from among all of the nations of the world for relentless and undue criticism, and whose efforts undermine the prospects for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace.”

Included in the AJC ad are several important components of the Governors Against BDS statement and the full list of signatories. The full statement is available at www.ajc.org/governors.

In the full-page ad, the governors affirm:

  • “The goals of the BDS movement are antithetical to our values and the values of our respective states.
  • “We support Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.”
  • “The BDS movement’s single-minded focus on the Jewish State raises serious questions about its motivations and intentions.”
  • “Israel is a robust democracy with many rights and freedoms that do not exist in neighboring countries—or in much of the world. Yet, while fundamental rights are trampled and atrocities are committed routinely not far beyond its borders, BDS supporters focus only on Israel.”
  • The BDS movement would also undermine peacemaking by suggesting that economic and political pressure on Israel can replace real negotiation.
  • “Our commitment to the principle of two states for two peoples, existing side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition, and achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D), are co-chairs of the national, bipartisan Governors United Against BDS initiative.

AJC Ad Salutes Unanimous Support of U.S. Governors for Israel, Opposition to BDS

June 5, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – A full-page AJC ad in today’s Wall Street Journal salutes the nation’s 50 governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia for joining an AJC initiative to affirm their rejection of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement against Israel.

“Governors across our country know very well the enormous value of the U.S.-Israel partnership in every sphere imaginable, and many have been central to nurturing their own state’s beneficial ties to Israel,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “At the same time, our nation’s 50 governors, as well as the District of Columbia mayor, recognize the pernicious goals of the BDS movement, which singles out democratic Israel from among all of the nations of the world for relentless and undue criticism, and whose efforts undermine the prospects for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace.”

Included in the AJC ad are several important components of the Governors Against BDS statement and the full list of signatories. The full statement is available at www.ajc.org/governors.

In the full-page ad, the governors affirm:

  • “The goals of the BDS movement are antithetical to our values and the values of our respective states.
  • “We support Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.”
  • “The BDS movement’s single-minded focus on the Jewish State raises serious questions about its motivations and intentions.”
  • “Israel is a robust democracy with many rights and freedoms that do not exist in neighboring countries—or in much of the world. Yet, while fundamental rights are trampled and atrocities are committed routinely not far beyond its borders, BDS supporters focus only on Israel.”
  • The BDS movement would also undermine peacemaking by suggesting that economic and political pressure on Israel can replace real negotiation.
  • “Our commitment to the principle of two states for two peoples, existing side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition, and achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D), are co-chairs of the national, bipartisan Governors United Against BDS initiative.

AJC Ad Salutes Unanimous Support of U.S. Governors for Israel, Opposition to BDS

June 5, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – A full-page AJC ad in today’s Wall Street Journal salutes the nation’s 50 governors and the mayor of the District of Columbia for joining an AJC initiative to affirm their rejection of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement against Israel.

“Governors across our country know very well the enormous value of the U.S.-Israel partnership in every sphere imaginable, and many have been central to nurturing their own state’s beneficial ties to Israel,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “At the same time, our nation’s 50 governors, as well as the District of Columbia mayor, recognize the pernicious goals of the BDS movement, which singles out democratic Israel from among all of the nations of the world for relentless and undue criticism, and whose efforts undermine the prospects for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace.”

Included in the AJC ad are several important components of the Governors Against BDS statement and the full list of signatories. The full statement is available at www.ajc.org/governors.

In the full-page ad, the governors affirm:

  • “The goals of the BDS movement are antithetical to our values and the values of our respective states.
  • “We support Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.”
  • “The BDS movement’s single-minded focus on the Jewish State raises serious questions about its motivations and intentions.”
  • “Israel is a robust democracy with many rights and freedoms that do not exist in neighboring countries—or in much of the world. Yet, while fundamental rights are trampled and atrocities are committed routinely not far beyond its borders, BDS supporters focus only on Israel.”
  • The BDS movement would also undermine peacemaking by suggesting that economic and political pressure on Israel can replace real negotiation.
  • “Our commitment to the principle of two states for two peoples, existing side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition, and achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D), are co-chairs of the national, bipartisan Governors United Against BDS initiative.

2017 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced

New York, NY – June 1, 2017 — Winners for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards were announced this evening at the 26th annual awards presentation held at Stage 48 in New York. This year’s $50,000 Best of Show award was given to The Richards Group for their Motel 6 Campaign.   

“The Motel 6 Radio Campaign won Best of Show because it created a fresh, top-of-mind execution to convey Motel 6’s iconic brand; this campaign continues the Motel 6 narrative in a refreshing and relevant way,” noted Mark Gross, founder and creative director, Highdive Advertising and chief judge for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards. “The 15 winners honored tonight represent creative radio at the highest level.”  

Best of Show Winners, The Richards Group, Chris Smith, Rachel Dawer, Sheri Cartwright, and Steve Grimes, with Chief Judge, Mark Gross, and RAB President & CEO, Erica Farber

The best creative storytellers, with the ability to engage consumers and build brands, always shine bright at this event” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau and chair of the Radio Creative Fund. “Motel 6’s campaign and all of this year’s winners epitomize the art of stellar radio creative.”

This year’s Marketer of the Year Award was presented to T-Mobile. Drew Horowitz, president and chief operating officer of Hubbard Radio presented this year’s award to Peter DeLuca, senior vice president, brand communications at T-Mobile. Erica Farber noted that “T-Mobile’s partnership with the radio industry to help drive key objectives forward truly sets it apart; they make radio a key component in their advertising campaigns and activate programs leveraging radio’s core equities to garner results.

The lively ceremony was hosted by the radio team of Jeff & Jenn from Hubbard Radio’s Q102 in Cincinnati and included the following presenters: Chris Beresford-Hill, and Pete Kain, BBDO NY; New York radio personalities – Ebro Darden from Emmis’ Hot 97; Wendy Wild from iHeartMedia’s WKTU; Joel Santiago from Univision Radio’s X 96.3 FM; Jayde Donovan, from Cumulus’ 95.5 PLJ; and Dan Taylor, from CBS Radio’s WCBS-FM. DJ Whutever from iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 served as the guest DJ for the night.  

Numerous leaders from the creative and advertising community including the aforementioned Mark Gross, Chris Beresford-Hill, and Peter Kain, along with Gary Pascoe, CCO, Commonwealth//McCann, and creative group head from the Richards Group, Chris Smith, were in attendance. Also in attendance were creative teams from BBDO NY, Casanova//McCann, CP+B, Havas NY, Ogilvy & Mather, and the Richards Group, along with Melissa Eubanks, from Motel 6. Dave Ehlers, CEO, Blue449; Melissa Shapiro, president, investment, Blue 449, and Lisa Allison, senior vice president, director of local broadcast investments, Blue449, and Hot 97’s Nessa attended to help celebrate T-Mobile, with previously mentioned Peter DeLuca, Kari Marshall, vice president, T-Mobile, Peter Santaniello, senior manager, field marketing, T-Mobile and  Bob Stanchina, director, sales operations & business planning, T-Mobile.

This year’s event was produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau, presented by Hubbard Radio in partnership with iHeartMedia Inc., and sponsored by: Beasley Broadcasting, Bonneville International, CBS Radio, Cherry Creek Radio, Cox Media Group, Cromwell Group,  Emmis Communications, Entercom Communications, E.W. Scripps, Forcht Broadcasting, Katz Radio Group, Marketron, Miller, Kaplan, Arase LLP, MoreFM, Neuhoff Media, Nielsen Audio, Salem Communications, Townsquare Media, Triton Digital, United Stations Radio Network, Univision Radio, vCreative, and Westwood One.

Below is a list of the winning spots. To listen to all of the work awarded at tonight’s ceremony log onto www.radiomercuryawards.com.    

$50,000 Best Of Show
2017 Motel 6 Campaign
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$5,000 Agency/Production Spot
Millennials
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot

Adios/Amigos
Heineken / Dos Equis
Havas New York

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot
Toyota Dealer – Two
Chevrolet
Commonwealth//McCann

$1,500 International Radio Showcase
Gourmet Meals
ProDiet
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK

$1,500 Best Promotional Showcase
Baconoke
Townsquare Media Live Events – Baconfest
Townsquare Media of El Paso

$3,000 Best Use of Radio In an Integrated Campaign

GE Podcast Theater Presents: Life.Af/ter
GE
BBDO NY

$1,500 Big Idea
Stereotypical Trump
Creative Against Contradictions

$1,500 PSA Spot

Unfairy Tales – Ali
Unicef
180LA

$5,000 Radio Campaign

It’s Really Time to letgo
letgo
CP+B

$1,500 Radio Campaign
Long Story Short – 1
Quikrete
Fitzgerald + Co

$5,000 Radio Station Produced
Elliptical
Mattress Firm
Hubbard Radio

$1,500 Radio Station Produced
John Quincy Adams
Cyprus Air Fireplace
iHeartMedia Creative Services Group

$3,000 Spanish Language Single/Campaign

Expensive
Covered California
Casanova//McCann

$1,500 Student Produced Spot
Tidy Cats Cat Litter
The Creative Circus

About The Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 18,800 commercials have competed for over $3.3 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.

2017 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced

New York, NY – June 1, 2017 — Winners for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards were announced this evening at the 26th annual awards presentation held at Stage 48 in New York. This year’s $50,000 Best of Show award was given to The Richards Group for their Motel 6 Campaign.   

“The Motel 6 Radio Campaign won Best of Show because it created a fresh, top-of-mind execution to convey Motel 6’s iconic brand; this campaign continues the Motel 6 narrative in a refreshing and relevant way,” noted Mark Gross, founder and creative director, Highdive Advertising and chief judge for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards. “The 15 winners honored tonight represent creative radio at the highest level.”  

Best of Show Winners, The Richards Group, Chris Smith, Rachel Dawer, Sheri Cartwright, and Steve Grimes, with Chief Judge, Mark Gross, and RAB President & CEO, Erica Farber

The best creative storytellers, with the ability to engage consumers and build brands, always shine bright at this event” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau and chair of the Radio Creative Fund. “Motel 6’s campaign and all of this year’s winners epitomize the art of stellar radio creative.”

This year’s Marketer of the Year Award was presented to T-Mobile. Drew Horowitz, president and chief operating officer of Hubbard Radio presented this year’s award to Peter DeLuca, senior vice president, brand communications at T-Mobile. Erica Farber noted that “T-Mobile’s partnership with the radio industry to help drive key objectives forward truly sets it apart; they make radio a key component in their advertising campaigns and activate programs leveraging radio’s core equities to garner results.

The lively ceremony was hosted by the radio team of Jeff & Jenn from Hubbard Radio’s Q102 in Cincinnati and included the following presenters: Chris Beresford-Hill, and Pete Kain, BBDO NY; New York radio personalities – Ebro Darden from Emmis’ Hot 97; Wendy Wild from iHeartMedia’s WKTU; Joel Santiago from Univision Radio’s X 96.3 FM; Jayde Donovan, from Cumulus’ 95.5 PLJ; and Dan Taylor, from CBS Radio’s WCBS-FM. DJ Whutever from iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 served as the guest DJ for the night.  

Numerous leaders from the creative and advertising community including the aforementioned Mark Gross, Chris Beresford-Hill, and Peter Kain, along with Gary Pascoe, CCO, Commonwealth//McCann, and creative group head from the Richards Group, Chris Smith, were in attendance. Also in attendance were creative teams from BBDO NY, Casanova//McCann, CP+B, Havas NY, Ogilvy & Mather, and the Richards Group, along with Melissa Eubanks, from Motel 6. Dave Ehlers, CEO, Blue449; Melissa Shapiro, president, investment, Blue 449, and Lisa Allison, senior vice president, director of local broadcast investments, Blue449, and Hot 97’s Nessa attended to help celebrate T-Mobile, with previously mentioned Peter DeLuca, Kari Marshall, vice president, T-Mobile, Peter Santaniello, senior manager, field marketing, T-Mobile and  Bob Stanchina, director, sales operations & business planning, T-Mobile.

This year’s event was produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau, presented by Hubbard Radio in partnership with iHeartMedia Inc., and sponsored by: Beasley Broadcasting, Bonneville International, CBS Radio, Cherry Creek Radio, Cox Media Group, Cromwell Group,  Emmis Communications, Entercom Communications, E.W. Scripps, Forcht Broadcasting, Katz Radio Group, Marketron, Miller, Kaplan, Arase LLP, MoreFM, Neuhoff Media, Nielsen Audio, Salem Communications, Townsquare Media, Triton Digital, United Stations Radio Network, Univision Radio, vCreative, and Westwood One.

Below is a list of the winning spots. To listen to all of the work awarded at tonight’s ceremony log onto www.radiomercuryawards.com.    

$50,000 Best Of Show
2017 Motel 6 Campaign
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$5,000 Agency/Production Spot
Millennials
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot

Adios/Amigos
Heineken / Dos Equis
Havas New York

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot
Toyota Dealer – Two
Chevrolet
Commonwealth//McCann

$1,500 International Radio Showcase
Gourmet Meals
ProDiet
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK

$1,500 Best Promotional Showcase
Baconoke
Townsquare Media Live Events – Baconfest
Townsquare Media of El Paso

$3,000 Best Use of Radio In an Integrated Campaign

GE Podcast Theater Presents: Life.Af/ter
GE
BBDO NY

$1,500 Big Idea
Stereotypical Trump
Creative Against Contradictions

$1,500 PSA Spot

Unfairy Tales – Ali
Unicef
180LA

$5,000 Radio Campaign

It’s Really Time to letgo
letgo
CP+B

$1,500 Radio Campaign
Long Story Short – 1
Quikrete
Fitzgerald + Co

$5,000 Radio Station Produced
Elliptical
Mattress Firm
Hubbard Radio

$1,500 Radio Station Produced
John Quincy Adams
Cyprus Air Fireplace
iHeartMedia Creative Services Group

$3,000 Spanish Language Single/Campaign

Expensive
Covered California
Casanova//McCann

$1,500 Student Produced Spot
Tidy Cats Cat Litter
The Creative Circus

About The Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 18,800 commercials have competed for over $3.3 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.

2017 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced

New York, NY – June 1, 2017 — Winners for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards were announced this evening at the 26th annual awards presentation held at Stage 48 in New York. This year’s $50,000 Best of Show award was given to The Richards Group for their Motel 6 Campaign.   

“The Motel 6 Radio Campaign won Best of Show because it created a fresh, top-of-mind execution to convey Motel 6’s iconic brand; this campaign continues the Motel 6 narrative in a refreshing and relevant way,” noted Mark Gross, founder and creative director, Highdive Advertising and chief judge for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards. “The 15 winners honored tonight represent creative radio at the highest level.”  

Best of Show Winners, The Richards Group, Chris Smith, Rachel Dawer, Sheri Cartwright, and Steve Grimes, with Chief Judge, Mark Gross, and RAB President & CEO, Erica Farber

The best creative storytellers, with the ability to engage consumers and build brands, always shine bright at this event” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau and chair of the Radio Creative Fund. “Motel 6’s campaign and all of this year’s winners epitomize the art of stellar radio creative.”

This year’s Marketer of the Year Award was presented to T-Mobile. Drew Horowitz, president and chief operating officer of Hubbard Radio presented this year’s award to Peter DeLuca, senior vice president, brand communications at T-Mobile. Erica Farber noted that “T-Mobile’s partnership with the radio industry to help drive key objectives forward truly sets it apart; they make radio a key component in their advertising campaigns and activate programs leveraging radio’s core equities to garner results.

The lively ceremony was hosted by the radio team of Jeff & Jenn from Hubbard Radio’s Q102 in Cincinnati and included the following presenters: Chris Beresford-Hill, and Pete Kain, BBDO NY; New York radio personalities – Ebro Darden from Emmis’ Hot 97; Wendy Wild from iHeartMedia’s WKTU; Joel Santiago from Univision Radio’s X 96.3 FM; Jayde Donovan, from Cumulus’ 95.5 PLJ; and Dan Taylor, from CBS Radio’s WCBS-FM. DJ Whutever from iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 served as the guest DJ for the night.  

Numerous leaders from the creative and advertising community including the aforementioned Mark Gross, Chris Beresford-Hill, and Peter Kain, along with Gary Pascoe, CCO, Commonwealth//McCann, and creative group head from the Richards Group, Chris Smith, were in attendance. Also in attendance were creative teams from BBDO NY, Casanova//McCann, CP+B, Havas NY, Ogilvy & Mather, and the Richards Group, along with Melissa Eubanks, from Motel 6. Dave Ehlers, CEO, Blue449; Melissa Shapiro, president, investment, Blue 449, and Lisa Allison, senior vice president, director of local broadcast investments, Blue449, and Hot 97’s Nessa attended to help celebrate T-Mobile, with previously mentioned Peter DeLuca, Kari Marshall, vice president, T-Mobile, Peter Santaniello, senior manager, field marketing, T-Mobile and  Bob Stanchina, director, sales operations & business planning, T-Mobile.

This year’s event was produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau, presented by Hubbard Radio in partnership with iHeartMedia Inc., and sponsored by: Beasley Broadcasting, Bonneville International, CBS Radio, Cherry Creek Radio, Cox Media Group, Cromwell Group,  Emmis Communications, Entercom Communications, E.W. Scripps, Forcht Broadcasting, Katz Radio Group, Marketron, Miller, Kaplan, Arase LLP, MoreFM, Neuhoff Media, Nielsen Audio, Salem Communications, Townsquare Media, Triton Digital, United Stations Radio Network, Univision Radio, vCreative, and Westwood One.

Below is a list of the winning spots. To listen to all of the work awarded at tonight’s ceremony log onto www.radiomercuryawards.com.    

$50,000 Best Of Show
2017 Motel 6 Campaign
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$5,000 Agency/Production Spot
Millennials
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot

Adios/Amigos
Heineken / Dos Equis
Havas New York

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot
Toyota Dealer – Two
Chevrolet
Commonwealth//McCann

$1,500 International Radio Showcase
Gourmet Meals
ProDiet
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK

$1,500 Best Promotional Showcase
Baconoke
Townsquare Media Live Events – Baconfest
Townsquare Media of El Paso

$3,000 Best Use of Radio In an Integrated Campaign

GE Podcast Theater Presents: Life.Af/ter
GE
BBDO NY

$1,500 Big Idea
Stereotypical Trump
Creative Against Contradictions

$1,500 PSA Spot

Unfairy Tales – Ali
Unicef
180LA

$5,000 Radio Campaign

It’s Really Time to letgo
letgo
CP+B

$1,500 Radio Campaign
Long Story Short – 1
Quikrete
Fitzgerald + Co

$5,000 Radio Station Produced
Elliptical
Mattress Firm
Hubbard Radio

$1,500 Radio Station Produced
John Quincy Adams
Cyprus Air Fireplace
iHeartMedia Creative Services Group

$3,000 Spanish Language Single/Campaign

Expensive
Covered California
Casanova//McCann

$1,500 Student Produced Spot
Tidy Cats Cat Litter
The Creative Circus

About The Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 18,800 commercials have competed for over $3.3 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.

2017 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced

New York, NY – June 1, 2017 — Winners for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards were announced this evening at the 26th annual awards presentation held at Stage 48 in New York. This year’s $50,000 Best of Show award was given to The Richards Group for their Motel 6 Campaign.   

“The Motel 6 Radio Campaign won Best of Show because it created a fresh, top-of-mind execution to convey Motel 6’s iconic brand; this campaign continues the Motel 6 narrative in a refreshing and relevant way,” noted Mark Gross, founder and creative director, Highdive Advertising and chief judge for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards. “The 15 winners honored tonight represent creative radio at the highest level.”  

Best of Show Winners, The Richards Group, Chris Smith, Rachel Dawer, Sheri Cartwright, and Steve Grimes, with Chief Judge, Mark Gross, and RAB President & CEO, Erica Farber

The best creative storytellers, with the ability to engage consumers and build brands, always shine bright at this event” said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau and chair of the Radio Creative Fund. “Motel 6’s campaign and all of this year’s winners epitomize the art of stellar radio creative.”

This year’s Marketer of the Year Award was presented to T-Mobile. Drew Horowitz, president and chief operating officer of Hubbard Radio presented this year’s award to Peter DeLuca, senior vice president, brand communications at T-Mobile. Erica Farber noted that “T-Mobile’s partnership with the radio industry to help drive key objectives forward truly sets it apart; they make radio a key component in their advertising campaigns and activate programs leveraging radio’s core equities to garner results.

The lively ceremony was hosted by the radio team of Jeff & Jenn from Hubbard Radio’s Q102 in Cincinnati and included the following presenters: Chris Beresford-Hill, and Pete Kain, BBDO NY; New York radio personalities – Ebro Darden from Emmis’ Hot 97; Wendy Wild from iHeartMedia’s WKTU; Joel Santiago from Univision Radio’s X 96.3 FM; Jayde Donovan, from Cumulus’ 95.5 PLJ; and Dan Taylor, from CBS Radio’s WCBS-FM. DJ Whutever from iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 served as the guest DJ for the night.  

Numerous leaders from the creative and advertising community including the aforementioned Mark Gross, Chris Beresford-Hill, and Peter Kain, along with Gary Pascoe, CCO, Commonwealth//McCann, and creative group head from the Richards Group, Chris Smith, were in attendance. Also in attendance were creative teams from BBDO NY, Casanova//McCann, CP+B, Havas NY, Ogilvy & Mather, and the Richards Group, along with Melissa Eubanks, from Motel 6. Dave Ehlers, CEO, Blue449; Melissa Shapiro, president, investment, Blue 449, and Lisa Allison, senior vice president, director of local broadcast investments, Blue449, and Hot 97’s Nessa attended to help celebrate T-Mobile, with previously mentioned Peter DeLuca, Kari Marshall, vice president, T-Mobile, Peter Santaniello, senior manager, field marketing, T-Mobile and  Bob Stanchina, director, sales operations & business planning, T-Mobile.

This year’s event was produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau, presented by Hubbard Radio in partnership with iHeartMedia Inc., and sponsored by: Beasley Broadcasting, Bonneville International, CBS Radio, Cherry Creek Radio, Cox Media Group, Cromwell Group,  Emmis Communications, Entercom Communications, E.W. Scripps, Forcht Broadcasting, Katz Radio Group, Marketron, Miller, Kaplan, Arase LLP, MoreFM, Neuhoff Media, Nielsen Audio, Salem Communications, Townsquare Media, Triton Digital, United Stations Radio Network, Univision Radio, vCreative, and Westwood One.

Below is a list of the winning spots. To listen to all of the work awarded at tonight’s ceremony log onto www.radiomercuryawards.com.    

$50,000 Best Of Show
2017 Motel 6 Campaign
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$5,000 Agency/Production Spot
Millennials
Motel 6
The Richards Group

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot

Adios/Amigos
Heineken / Dos Equis
Havas New York

$1,500 Agency/Production Spot
Toyota Dealer – Two
Chevrolet
Commonwealth//McCann

$1,500 International Radio Showcase
Gourmet Meals
ProDiet
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK

$1,500 Best Promotional Showcase
Baconoke
Townsquare Media Live Events – Baconfest
Townsquare Media of El Paso

$3,000 Best Use of Radio In an Integrated Campaign

GE Podcast Theater Presents: Life.Af/ter
GE
BBDO NY

$1,500 Big Idea
Stereotypical Trump
Creative Against Contradictions

$1,500 PSA Spot

Unfairy Tales – Ali
Unicef
180LA

$5,000 Radio Campaign

It’s Really Time to letgo
letgo
CP+B

$1,500 Radio Campaign
Long Story Short – 1
Quikrete
Fitzgerald + Co

$5,000 Radio Station Produced
Elliptical
Mattress Firm
Hubbard Radio

$1,500 Radio Station Produced
John Quincy Adams
Cyprus Air Fireplace
iHeartMedia Creative Services Group

$3,000 Spanish Language Single/Campaign

Expensive
Covered California
Casanova//McCann

$1,500 Student Produced Spot
Tidy Cats Cat Litter
The Creative Circus

About The Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 18,800 commercials have competed for over $3.3 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.

Zebra Technologies Innovative Solutions Recognized with Three Red Dot Awards 2017

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Zebra products receive accolades for their superior design and impact on both enterprise productivity and customer experience

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – June 1, 2017 –  Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, announces that its TC5 Series touch computers, DC8100 scanner and Total Wearable Solutions each received the prestigious Red Dot award in the product design category. This is the fourth consecutive year Zebra’s solutions have received a Red Dot – Product Design Award. These consistent achievements are a clear acknowledgment of Zebra’s sensitivity to industry requirements and its commitment to providing customer-centric product design, focused on ergonomic principles and efficiency.

The Red Dot Award was founded in 1955 and is considered one the most esteemed awards for design excellence. It is the biggest design competition in the world, and this year, the jury received more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries. The winning products will be showcased at a special exhibition held from July 4 – August 6, 2017 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.

KEY FACTS ON ZEBRA’S AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS

  • The TC5 Series touch computer’s cutting-edge design satisfies the durability, power and security needs of business users while offering a consumer-device-like interface that meets the expectations of today’s end users.
  • The DS8100 ultra-rugged series barcode scanner and its ergonomic pistol-grip vastly improve scan-intensive operations with better throughput and accuracy, ultimately taking customer service to a new level.
  • The WT6000, the next generation of industrial wearable computer system and the RS6000 ring scanner are part of  Zebra’s Total Wearable Solutions portfolio. The rugged yet elegant industrial design of the wearable system is one of the most user-friendly, secure and easy-to-manage enterprise-class Android™ wearable mobile computers.


SUPPORTING QUOTES
Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot
The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognised that good design and economic success go hand in hand. Meeting the demanding standards of the Red Dot jury is only possible through the high design quality that emerges from a successful design policy.

Tom Bianculli, Chief Technology Officer, Zebra Technologies
“Our mission is to enable greater visibility and productivity at the point of activity through our innovative products and Enterprise Asset Intelligence solutions. We have a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, and we translate that understanding into unique designs that enable unprecedented levels of workforce productivity.”

About Zebra
With the unparalleled operational visibility Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) provides, enterprises become as smart and connected as the world we live in. Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including hardware, software and services – gives organizations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers, and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s data-centric world. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedIn, and
Media contact:
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GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers For GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, In Partnership With CTIA

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May 31, 2017

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América Móvil, Coca-Cola, IBM Watson, Jaunt, Facebook, Google, Nokia, PayPal, Sprint, UPS and Verizon Wireless Executives to Speak at Inaugural Event; Additional Exhibitors, Partner Programs and Sponsors Announced

Atlanta: The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the Mobile World Congress Americas debuting September 12-14, 2017 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The GSMA also released additional details for the inaugural Americas event today, including new programs, exhibition elements, exhibitors and sponsors.

Mobile World Congress Americas will reflect an experience truly representative of North, Central and South America, capturing many of its region- and culture-specific nuances,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Mobile is an essential part of how we interact, communicate, work and play, and the event will highlight key areas intersecting with mobile, from media, content and entertainment to enterprises and brands. We are looking forward to showcasing an industry that impacts literally billions of people around the world.”

Keynotes from Global Leaders in Mobile Technology

The GSMA announced global leaders across the mobile communications industry as the first keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress Americas, including:

• Carlos Slim Domit, CEO and Chairman, América Móvil

• Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Chairman, GSMA

• Meredith Atwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA

• Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA

• George Kliavkoff, CEO and President, Jaunt

• Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia

• Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal

• Marcelo Claure, President and CEO, Sprint and Chairman, CTIA

• Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS

• Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group President, Verizon Wireless

Beyond the keynote program, Mobile World Congress Americas will offer focused track sessions that address how the future of the industry is taking shape. The “Content and Media” track will explore augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in entertainment and entertainment in the 5G world. Sessions examining artificial intelligence (AI), digital enterprise infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, services and security will be offered under the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” track. The “Consumer IoT” track will delve into cybersecurity, AI and its impact on virtual assistants and chatbots, and the retail experience. The “Network” track will address IoT connectivity and the 5G ecosystem. The conference will also highlight the mobile industry’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a keynote and track sessions focusing on different aspects of the 17 SDGs, such as digital inclusion, education, and the fight against climate change, on Tuesday, September 12.

The conference will also include the “Everything Policy” track, which will consist of panel discussions with leading policymakers and industry experts focused on key wireless issues. The two-day policy track will address spectrum auctions, wireless internet infrastructure, 5G, IoT innovations, public safety, unmanned aerial services and more.

Executives and industry experts confirmed to speak in the track sessions include:

• Amit Ahuja, Head of Audience and Planning Businesses, Adobe

• Domingo Guerra, co-Founder and President, Appthority

• Joan Marsh, SVP, Federal Regulatory, AT&T

• Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola

• Rebecka Cedering Ångström, Acting Head of ConsumerLab, Ericsson

• Monica Adractas, Director, North America, Workplace by Facebook

• Rob High, IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Watson

• Peter Sorckoff, Chief Creative Officer, EVP Brand and Innovation, NBA Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena

• Eugene Chung, Founder and CEO, Penrose Studios

• Dean Brenner, SVP, Spectrum Strategy and Technology Policy, Qualcomm Inc.

• Kathleen Ham, SVP, Government Affairs, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

• Luis Minoru, Chief Strategy Officer, TIM Brasil

• Grant Spellmeyer, VP, Federal Affairs and Public Policy, U.S. Cellular

• Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, United States Federal Communications Commission

• Charla Rath, VP, Wireless Policy Development, Verizon

Women4Tech at Mobile World Congress Americas

Launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to address the persistent gender gap in the mobile industry, the GSMA is extending the Women4Tech program to Mobile World Congress Americas. The program, which comprises a range of events and activities, prominently features the Women4Tech Summit on Wednesday, September 13, which will examine how gender diversity is changing the mobile ecosystem. The first confirmed Women4Tech keynote and session speakers include:

• Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups

• Sabeen Ali, CEO, AngelHack

• Larissa Fontaine, Global Head and Director of Apps Business Development, Google Play, Google

• Erica Lockheimer, Senior Director of Engineering Growth and Leading Women In Tech, LinkedIn

• Triinu Magi, co-founder and CTO, Neura

Additional Women4Tech activities include a speed coaching and networking session on Thursday, September 14, and as part of the 4 Years From Now (4YFN) program lineup, a Women4Tech Diversity Panel on Tuesday, September 12 and an interactive workshop on Thursday, September 14. The Women4Tech Tours & Experience Program will take place on Tuesday, September 12 and will feature exhibitors and industry experts that are transforming the world of technology.

4YFN Event Debuts in Americas

Mobile World Congress Americas will introduce the 4YFN Startup Event in San Francisco. After four years of success at Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Shanghai, 4YFN will break into the Americas region this September, enabling startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to connect and launch new ventures together. This program will feature a startup exhibition, open-stage panel discussions and pitch sessions, and networking events designed to evolve the startup ecosystem worldwide. Soracom has come on board as Gold Sponsor of 4YFN. For more on 4YFN, visit: www.mwcamericas.com/evyents/4yfn/.

NEXTech Showcases Leading-Edge Technologies

After a successful launch at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, NEXTech is making its way to San Francisco for MWC Americas. Located in the West Hall of the Moscone Center, NEXTech is the ultimate destination for next-generation technology, with focused exhibition areas or “zones” showcasing forward-thinking companies and innovative technologies that are driving disruption across the entire mobile ecosystem. NEXTech will highlight cutting-edge technologies including VR and AR, robotics, connected and autonomous cars, and artificial intelligence. Companies in NEXTech include Samsung Electronics, who will have a significant presence alongside the VR/AR Association in the VR/AR Zone, as well as TomTom, who will be displaying their vision of the future of connected cars.

The GSMA announced several other new exhibitors for Mobile World Congress Americas, including 5G Americas, Avast, Gionee, Kore Wireless, Mobileum, Motorola Mobility, TATA Communications Transformation Services and Telit. They join previously confirmed exhibitors AT&T, Amdocs, Ericsson, Huawei, Qualcomm, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, VMWare and ZTE, among many others. For more information on the Mobile World Congress Americas exhibition, visit: www.mwcamericas.com/exhibition.

Additional Partner Programs Confirmed

The GSMA announced several new affiliate and partner programs taking place during the three-day Mobile World Congress Americas show. Complementing the Women4Tech program, public charity MKF’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) will hold its annual conference on September 11-12, in conjunction with Mobile World Congress Americas, offering additional content around women in the fields of science, engineering and math.

As an Affiliate Partner Program, FierceWireless will host a breakfast panel discussion on Tuesday, September 12 and on Wednesday, September 13. Topics include “Low Power Wide Area Network,” focusing on how startups are leveraging LPWA technologies to break open IoT opportunities, and “Telecom Transformation,” which will examine how 5G network technology focuses on adapting to software vs. hardware needs.

On Wednesday, September 13, 151 Advisors, a leading IoT advisory and execution firm, will present “APP-SOLUTELY IoT,” a half-day seminar where attendees will learn how to take advantage of IoT in their organizations, including building, deploying and managing secure IoT platforms and applications. On the same day, CBRS Alliance will hold a half-day session on their vision to enable in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale using LTE-based solutions and shared spectrum.

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Event registration opens in June 2017. For more information on Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit www.mwcamericas.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Americas on Twitter @GSMAEvents using #MWCA17, on our LinkedIn Mobile World Congress Americas page https://www.linkedin.com/company/gsma-mobile-world-congress-americas or on Facebook at .

-ENDS-

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

About CTIA

CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers For GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, In Partnership With CTIA

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May 31, 2017

Press Release

América Móvil, Coca-Cola, IBM Watson, Jaunt, Facebook, Google, Nokia, PayPal, Sprint, UPS and Verizon Wireless Executives to Speak at Inaugural Event; Additional Exhibitors, Partner Programs and Sponsors Announced

Atlanta: The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the Mobile World Congress Americas debuting September 12-14, 2017 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The GSMA also released additional details for the inaugural Americas event today, including new programs, exhibition elements, exhibitors and sponsors.

Mobile World Congress Americas will reflect an experience truly representative of North, Central and South America, capturing many of its region- and culture-specific nuances,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Mobile is an essential part of how we interact, communicate, work and play, and the event will highlight key areas intersecting with mobile, from media, content and entertainment to enterprises and brands. We are looking forward to showcasing an industry that impacts literally billions of people around the world.”

Keynotes from Global Leaders in Mobile Technology

The GSMA announced global leaders across the mobile communications industry as the first keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress Americas, including:

• Carlos Slim Domit, CEO and Chairman, América Móvil

• Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Chairman, GSMA

• Meredith Atwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA

• Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA

• George Kliavkoff, CEO and President, Jaunt

• Rajeev Suri, CEO, Nokia

• Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal

• Marcelo Claure, President and CEO, Sprint and Chairman, CTIA

• Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS

• Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group President, Verizon Wireless

Beyond the keynote program, Mobile World Congress Americas will offer focused track sessions that address how the future of the industry is taking shape. The “Content and Media” track will explore augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in entertainment and entertainment in the 5G world. Sessions examining artificial intelligence (AI), digital enterprise infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, services and security will be offered under the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” track. The “Consumer IoT” track will delve into cybersecurity, AI and its impact on virtual assistants and chatbots, and the retail experience. The “Network” track will address IoT connectivity and the 5G ecosystem. The conference will also highlight the mobile industry’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a keynote and track sessions focusing on different aspects of the 17 SDGs, such as digital inclusion, education, and the fight against climate change, on Tuesday, September 12.

The conference will also include the “Everything Policy” track, which will consist of panel discussions with leading policymakers and industry experts focused on key wireless issues. The two-day policy track will address spectrum auctions, wireless internet infrastructure, 5G, IoT innovations, public safety, unmanned aerial services and more.

Executives and industry experts confirmed to speak in the track sessions include:

• Amit Ahuja, Head of Audience and Planning Businesses, Adobe

• Domingo Guerra, co-Founder and President, Appthority

• Joan Marsh, SVP, Federal Regulatory, AT&T

• Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola

• Rebecka Cedering Ångström, Acting Head of ConsumerLab, Ericsson

• Monica Adractas, Director, North America, Workplace by Facebook

• Rob High, IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Watson

• Peter Sorckoff, Chief Creative Officer, EVP Brand and Innovation, NBA Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena

• Eugene Chung, Founder and CEO, Penrose Studios

• Dean Brenner, SVP, Spectrum Strategy and Technology Policy, Qualcomm Inc.

• Kathleen Ham, SVP, Government Affairs, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

• Luis Minoru, Chief Strategy Officer, TIM Brasil

• Grant Spellmeyer, VP, Federal Affairs and Public Policy, U.S. Cellular

• Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, United States Federal Communications Commission

• Charla Rath, VP, Wireless Policy Development, Verizon

Women4Tech at Mobile World Congress Americas

Launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to address the persistent gender gap in the mobile industry, the GSMA is extending the Women4Tech program to Mobile World Congress Americas. The program, which comprises a range of events and activities, prominently features the Women4Tech Summit on Wednesday, September 13, which will examine how gender diversity is changing the mobile ecosystem. The first confirmed Women4Tech keynote and session speakers include:

• Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups

• Sabeen Ali, CEO, AngelHack

• Larissa Fontaine, Global Head and Director of Apps Business Development, Google Play, Google

• Erica Lockheimer, Senior Director of Engineering Growth and Leading Women In Tech, LinkedIn

• Triinu Magi, co-founder and CTO, Neura

Additional Women4Tech activities include a speed coaching and networking session on Thursday, September 14, and as part of the 4 Years From Now (4YFN) program lineup, a Women4Tech Diversity Panel on Tuesday, September 12 and an interactive workshop on Thursday, September 14. The Women4Tech Tours & Experience Program will take place on Tuesday, September 12 and will feature exhibitors and industry experts that are transforming the world of technology.

4YFN Event Debuts in Americas

Mobile World Congress Americas will introduce the 4YFN Startup Event in San Francisco. After four years of success at Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Shanghai, 4YFN will break into the Americas region this September, enabling startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to connect and launch new ventures together. This program will feature a startup exhibition, open-stage panel discussions and pitch sessions, and networking events designed to evolve the startup ecosystem worldwide. Soracom has come on board as Gold Sponsor of 4YFN. For more on 4YFN, visit: www.mwcamericas.com/evyents/4yfn/.

NEXTech Showcases Leading-Edge Technologies

After a successful launch at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, NEXTech is making its way to San Francisco for MWC Americas. Located in the West Hall of the Moscone Center, NEXTech is the ultimate destination for next-generation technology, with focused exhibition areas or “zones” showcasing forward-thinking companies and innovative technologies that are driving disruption across the entire mobile ecosystem. NEXTech will highlight cutting-edge technologies including VR and AR, robotics, connected and autonomous cars, and artificial intelligence. Companies in NEXTech include Samsung Electronics, who will have a significant presence alongside the VR/AR Association in the VR/AR Zone, as well as TomTom, who will be displaying their vision of the future of connected cars.

The GSMA announced several other new exhibitors for Mobile World Congress Americas, including 5G Americas, Avast, Gionee, Kore Wireless, Mobileum, Motorola Mobility, TATA Communications Transformation Services and Telit. They join previously confirmed exhibitors AT&T, Amdocs, Ericsson, Huawei, Qualcomm, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, VMWare and ZTE, among many others. For more information on the Mobile World Congress Americas exhibition, visit: www.mwcamericas.com/exhibition.

Additional Partner Programs Confirmed

The GSMA announced several new affiliate and partner programs taking place during the three-day Mobile World Congress Americas show. Complementing the Women4Tech program, public charity MKF’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) will hold its annual conference on September 11-12, in conjunction with Mobile World Congress Americas, offering additional content around women in the fields of science, engineering and math.

As an Affiliate Partner Program, FierceWireless will host a breakfast panel discussion on Tuesday, September 12 and on Wednesday, September 13. Topics include “Low Power Wide Area Network,” focusing on how startups are leveraging LPWA technologies to break open IoT opportunities, and “Telecom Transformation,” which will examine how 5G network technology focuses on adapting to software vs. hardware needs.

On Wednesday, September 13, 151 Advisors, a leading IoT advisory and execution firm, will present “APP-SOLUTELY IoT,” a half-day seminar where attendees will learn how to take advantage of IoT in their organizations, including building, deploying and managing secure IoT platforms and applications. On the same day, CBRS Alliance will hold a half-day session on their vision to enable in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale using LTE-based solutions and shared spectrum.

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Event registration opens in June 2017. For more information on Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit www.mwcamericas.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Americas on Twitter @GSMAEvents using #MWCA17, on our LinkedIn Mobile World Congress Americas page https://www.linkedin.com/company/gsma-mobile-world-congress-americas or on Facebook at .

-ENDS-

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

About CTIA

CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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