More Than Damage Control – How Online Reputation Management Firms Can Help Entrepreneurs Mitigate Negative Information and Protect Your Brand

When your reputation is on the line, every second counts. The longer negative information about you or company is out on the internet the more damage it will do costing you time, money and opportunities. When you are faced with negative information about you or your business floating around online, you need to act quickly and hire an Online Reputation Management (ORM) firm.
Online Reputation Management is the practice of removing or mitigating negative information (old college pictures, negative customer reviews or damaging remarks or affiliations) from the Web. ORM professionals are experts in SEO technology and can make negative information disappear or move so far down the queue that potential clients won’t see it. But, keep in mind, hiring an ORM firm isn’t always about fixing negative information. A quality ORM firm will also help you use social media to your advantage so that opportunities aren’t lost because what you do professionally doesn’t match up with your online persona. Many people forget about this, but if you are an investment broker and your online persona says you are a part-time rocker then that needs fixing, and fast!

If you’re wondering if you need an ORM firm, the answer is Yes! Most ORM professionals wish their clients would have enlisted their services before there was a problem. It’s much easier (and cheaper) to prevent a problem than to solve one.

Remember, you are never too small to hire an ORM firm. Disgruntled employees, an unhappy spouse or a jealous partner can wreak havoc on your online reputation. Also, entrepreneurship has grown tremendously in recent years, and if you are successful, you can quickly find yourself a mini celebrity, and we know how often celebrities come under attack. Protect your brand and your business by consulting with an ORM firm now.

 

Get Innovative Medicare Advantage Plans from InnovaCare Health

Good health is an important aspect of the life of everyone as it helps people enjoy life and be productive. As it is not something to be bought at a grocery store, it needs to be created and maintained at the same time. That has been the aspiration of the government for a long time. As part of healthcare reforms, the government tried to introduce competition among the providers of Original Medicare to improve the quality of health care and make plans more affordable and responsive to the needs of beneficiaries. However, this was not forthcoming as the local markets were consolidating allowing for limited competition. It is on this premise that the federal government introduced Medicare Advantage like InnovaCare Health to serve as an alternative to the Original Medicare.

Today, the beneficiaries of Medicare can get their health insurance either through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. The plans providing Medicare benefits are compensated by the federal government. Just like Original Medicare, the plans must cover Part A and Part B benefits. Part A benefits provided by the plans include skilled nursing services, in-patient hospital and hospice. The services provided by physicians and surgeons are excluded. Part B benefits cover services to physicians and surgeons and outpatient hospital services that are medically necessary. Some plans may offer extra insurance such as dental, hearing, vision and health and wellness programs. Most plans also include Part D Medicare prescription drug coverage.

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People usually pay Medicare Advantage Plan premiums every month in addition to Part B premiums. In 2016, most people are reported to be paying Part B premiums of $104.90 every month. Those who wish to get services that are categorized as medically unnecessary have to cater for the costs of the services.

Although many commercial health insurance companies are offering Medicare Advantage Plans, few have ratings of four and above on a scale of 1-5 stars. One plan with these ratings is InnovaCare Health Solutions, and as the name suggests, it provides innovative Medicare Advantage Plans as well as physician practice services. The company uses the modern technology to come up with sustainable and cost-effective models with the aim of offering quality healthcare services.

Rick Shinto, who is the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Together with Penelope Kokkinides, the Chief Administrative Officer, InnovaCare has created a legacy of putting patients’ needs as the top priority. With its headquarters at Fort Lee, N.J., the company has two affiliates in Puerto Rico: MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice.

Learn more about InnovaCare Health: http://innovacarehealth.com/newsroom/

Nutrimost files suit against rival Healthy Living

Healthy Living was served with a lawsuit in federal court by Nutrimost. The lawsuit state Healthy Living stole a promotional video Nutrimost was using on their website. The video appeared on the Healthy Living website can’tlosediet.com, with only a slight change.

Weight loss company Nutrimost files lawsuit against rival Healthy Living for allegedly stealing promotional video

The video on Healthy Living’s website contained customer testimonials by Nutrimost, and also one by the author of the diet, Dr. Ray Wisniewski. References to Nutrimost were removed, and replaced with “Can’t Lose Diet”.

Both videos make identical claims about the program. One is that you can lose 25 to 45 pounds of weight in 40 days without the use of exercise, and you will never feel hungry. In addition, you will never need to use harmful drugs, hormones, or undergo any type of surgery.

A cease and desist order was received by the rival company, but the video was still being shown, although the length of the video was shortened down from the original version. The website has not shown the video since.

Nutrimost wants the courts to bar Healthy Living from ever showing the video again, and in addition they want over $300,000 in damages to the company. The damages are for loss of “reputation and goodwill”.

Nutrimost delivers the most advanced weight loss system in the industry to their customers. A person can lose between 25 to 40 pounds of body fat in as little as 40 days. There are no drugs that need to be prescribed, and no hormones either.

With this weight loss system, a person will never have to exercise, or ever feel hungry. This system, provided by Nutrimost, is safe and is monitored by a doctor while a person is using it.

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Securus Connects Inmates and Loved Ones Through Video

One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced since the incarnation of my cousin is the ability to visit him. Many people find themselves in the same boat. Wanting to give support and encouragement to our loved ones while they serve their time but unable to make frequent visits. I think in my cousin’s case, feeling the love and support of family will be a big part of him getting out and staying out when his time is served. Unfortunately, at the small local correctional facility where he is housed, there are only two hours a day where visitors can meet with an incarcerated friend or family member. There are two main obstacle preventing me and many other people from visiting; distance and visiting hours.

Distance can be a problem
Sometimes people live far from the correctional facility their loved one resides in. Sometimes the practicality of bringing young children or aging parents to the facility for a visit is off the table. This can create distance and lack of support for the incarcerated inmate. I recently watched a video that looks like it offers a solution to both problems. Securus Video Visitation Christmas. In the video, an incarcerated father is able to watch and talk to his young son on Christmas morning. He’s able to be part of an exciting and memorable day for his son, making him feel much more a part of the family and not so disconnected.

Securus brings the VOIP technology of Facetime and Skype and uses it to create connections for inmates with their families. The technology allows me to schedule an At-Home Visitation and then use my phone in my own home to chat with my cousin. It solves the problem of distance since even someone many states away can schedule a visit and video chat with an inmate.

Waiting in line is a turnoff to visiting

Frequently, there are long lines and wait times to see inmates during the very brief visiting hours allotted. Again Securus Video Visitation is a great solution. Even their Onsite Video Visitation can clear up the congestion. This is a lot like standard through the glass visitation except they allow you to schedule your visit so that waiting times are reduced and I can spend more time chatting.

Securus is a known leader in the industry and their record for providing service in emergency response, incident management, information management, inmate self-service, monitoring products and services and now Video Visitation is bringing inmates and families together.

Securus Video Visitation Christmas from Securus Technologies on Vimeo.

Courts Laid Down the Law to Laidlaw

In 2015, The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued a restraining order to UK investment bank Laidlaw and Co. and chief officers Matthew Eitner and James Ahern. The court enjoined the company from disseminating “false and misleading proxy materials.”

The ruling resulted from a lawsuit filed by Relmada Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Laidlaw falsified information about Relmada to take control of the company, which had announced positive study results for its pain med BuTab. A spokesman for Relmada was happy with the ruling. He said that Laidlaw’s untruths had already unfairly lowered Relmada’s value, and “we will continue to take all appropriate actions to protect the company.”

Laidlaw and Company is an investment banking service that provides financial planning, portfolio management and investment advice. It also advises clients on acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring. The chief executives are Matthew Eitner, CEO, James Ahern, Managing Partner, and Hugh Regan, Executive Director Investment Banking. The company’s headquarters are in New York City.

There have been numerous complaints against Laidlaw or its employees through the years. Between 2006 and 2010, Laidlaw illegally sold stock and realized a profit of over $1,200,000. In 2013, an employee was accused of making unsuitable trades, and the customer received a settlement of $350,000. In 2016, Laidlaw charged a “handing fee” on transactions that was ruled “not fair or reasonable.” The company was required by FINRA to pay a $10,000 fine and reimburse the customers for 421 trades.

What’s the problem at Laidlaw? A former intern reports that there’s no real leadership there, and bad example from the top. Employees are poorly paid, promoting temptations to fraud. Turnover is heavy because of poor pay and dishonest employees being caught and let go.

Remember the name Laidlaw because it sounds like “outlaw.”

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https://www.thestreet.com/story/13394818/1/us-federal-court-issues-temporary-restraining-order-against-laidlaw-company-and-its-principals-matthew-eitner-and-james-ahern.html

White Shark Media Changes its Service Structure Amid Client Feedback

White Shark Media is a premier digital marketing firm that is considered to be among the industry leader for Internet advertising campaigns involving Pay-per-click advertising. Since its inception, the company has served hundreds of well-known clients.

As with any growing company, White Shark Media also faced its fair share of complaints from clients regarding the online advertising platform and campaign management. As a result, the management decided to answer its clients on how it is reacting to customer complaints and how it has already fixed some of the most prevalent concerns.

As such, a recent blog entry suggested that customers were regularly losing touch with the AdWords campaign due to the apparent lack of explanation prior to project initiation. However, the company fixed the problem by ensuring that an expert clearly explains every important aspect of the online platform enabling customers to track their performance and results, easily.

In fact, the company has also revamped its customer service by scheduling monthly status calls from a dedicated SEM expert who discusses active campaigns using the latest GoToMeeting communication tool. Communication gaps are further decreased by providing direct telephone numbers to clients who can contact their respective campaign managers, any time during normal business hours.

Clients also suggested that their old campaigns ran better than their newer campaigns. To address such issues, White Shark Media Complaints has given experienced supervisors the task to oversee only 3 to 5 SEM experts to craft strategies for each client who is not satisfied with the performance of new campaigns.

Likewise, the company is also offering the choice to choose between the old campaign setup and the new setup as it believes that customers who are satisfied with the traditional method of campaign setup may not prefer the new setup because it can prove counterproductive to their efforts.

Regarding new services, the company also offers free SEO evaluation to its clients. Accordingly, SEM strategist are trained to analyze SEO tactics of clients and give independent feedback for improvement.

For customers who complained about their contact-person, the management has decided to dedicate a senior strategist for every campaign who oversees activities of strategists from start to the optimization process ensuring that customers are satisfied throughout the duration of campaign delivery. Learn more about White Shark Media Complaints: https://twitter.com/whitesharkmedia and  http://blog.whitesharkmedia.com/typical-complaints-from-white-shark-media-clients-and-how-we-make-sure-they-never-happen-again

Campaign management will also increase as a result of the new phone tracking facility, which allows clients to track clients using the advanced Marchex technology. Overall, the changes to the service structure will improve customer satisfaction levels and allow White Shark Media to continue offering high-quality ad management service.

Don Ressler’s Successful Business Ventures

Don Ressler is an entrepreneur that has been involved in several successful start-up businesses such as Intelligent Beauty and its subsidiaries. Don Ressler’s very first start-up business was called FitnessHeaven.com and was eventually purchased by Intermix Media in 2001. After he sold FitnessHeaven.com he went into business with Adam Goldenberg who was the Intermix COO. Together they formed Alena Media which was the only ecommerce and performance advertising department that generated millions in revenue and at the time was Intermix’s only revenue generating center. In 2005, News Corp acquired Intermix and eventually the business became ignored which allowed the partners to leave and explore other opportunities.

At that time, Don Ressler and Adam knew they had the skills to conquer a business and understood what it took to keep it running successfully. They gathered a few partners that they had known from past business ventures and developed Intelligent Beauty. Their first creation was an online skincare and cosmetic line called DERMSTORE. After the success of DERMSTORE they went on to launch a new weight loss system called SENSA. They worked with Dr. Alan Hirsch to help them with product development and they names Brew Brewer the CEO of Intelligent Beauty. The company was eventually purchased by Technology Crossover Ventures in 2008.

Two years later, Intelligent Beauty launched by Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg third company called JustFab. JustFab is a fashion retail line of business that has been a very successful business venture for the partners. Kimora Lee Simmons joined the company and became the President and Creative Director. The company grew very fast and they had reached 4 million members in no time at all. In April of 2012 they had crossed the 6 million member mark and secured $76 million from Rho Ventures, Matrix Partners, Crossover Ventures and a company related to Intelligent Beauty.

Don Ressler and Adam took a step back to look at the overall status and success of the company, and found that most of the members were parents. They were interested in seeking other opportunities, so they launched a children’s fashion subscription service called FabKids in January 2013. After the success of FabKids generated much income and took off in the business, JustFab launched Fabletics. It’s an athletic wear website that was developed in relation to Kate Hudson. It was reported in August 2014 that Fabletics closed $85 million in funding led by multiple sources. The two partners have seen a lot of success and whirlwind of business in their companies, and continue to capitalize on future business endeavors. See: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/#e8463767e63f

The Force Behind Tidal, Desiree Perez

Tidal is the newest evolution of music streaming, boasting a few unique qualities that set it apart from its rivals. This high fidelity streaming service features “lossless” sound quality which delivers a more detailed listening experience, allowing music lovers to hear individual notes and instruments.

There are other perks as well that include access to concert tickets for fans, as well as access to Meet and Greets. This is known as the Tidal X program. Other programs include Tidal Rising, featuring emerging artists who want to reach a bigger audience, and Tidal

Discovery, which gives new, unsigned artists a place to stream their music. These are just a few of the ways that artists and fans can connect through Tidal.

Available in over 40 countries, Tidal’s catalog holds over 40 million songs and 130,000 videos. A smaller catalog is one of the things that sets it apart, focusing mainly on music that is new and current. Perhaps the most significant difference, however, is that Tidal is artist owned, founded by an array of musicians such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Madonna, Lil Wayne, Jay Z and more.

Tidal has been gaining traction in the music streaming industry, despite its rivals having more significant monetary backing. The powerhouse credited with its success is a long time close associate of Jay Z, Desiree Perez. She has and continues to run other successful ventures, such as SC Enterprises and Roc Nation Sports, which she operates with her husband “OG” Juan Perez. Not only does she run Roc Nation but Tidal also, together with other members of the Hora Circle of Influence which includes her husband, Jay Brown, TyTy Smith, Chaka Pilgrim and Jana Fleischman.

Desiree has gained a reputation as a ruthless negotiator, earning her the nickname “Babe Ruthless”. She is known as being a driving force behind such deals as Beyonce’s Formation stadium tour and Rihanna’s Samsung deal.

Tidal has two levels of monthly membership subscriptions, Premium – which offers unlimited music as well as access to Tidal X events – and HiFi which offers the same but features the lossless sound quality. Other programs available gives discounts to students, families and military.

Finding the Right Reputation Management Service

There are a lot of different options when you need a reputation management service. You may be wondering what you can do to make your reputation better if something has happened to make it not come up as good. The good news is that you don’t have to worry when it comes to finding a company to help you.

There are several things you should ask a company you may be working with. The biggest is what they are going to do for you. Some companies only offer advice on what to do and help guide you through it. Others can actually do it for you. Both services will determine what will happen with your reputation and your company. The first will have you do all the work, but they will help you to do the right things and guide you on what you need to do in order to have the best reputation. The other will do the work for you and you can just sit back and watch your reputation get better right before your eyes.

Another thing you should ask is how you can keep this from happening again. This way you won’t be in this position again. If you can stop it before it starts, then you can be thinking more of your business and not of the mistakes you may make later on. You will know that you can take care of anything like this or that you can avoid it all together.

You should take your time when you are looking at getting a reputation management service. This way you will be able to get the service you want with the company that will help you to get he best help you can. The last thing you want is to get in with a company that isn’t going to help you like it should. You don’t want to start with needing this kind of company. You want to be able to take care of things beforehand.

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Maduro Goes to Court About Referendum

Maduro Heads to Court for Blocking the Referendum
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has taken a different measure in trying to deal with his political problems: the court system.

Maduro has asked the Supreme Court to turn down a proposal by the opposition party that would be holding a recall referendum to remove Maduro from office. The government under Maduro went so far as to accuse those leading the referendum of being a fraud. Only this past Friday did the National Electoral Council declare more than half a million signatures on the petition invalid. At the same time, the opposition party accused them of being biased.

Under Maduro, expert Jose Gonzalez says the Venezuelan economy has been on the brink of a complete breakdown, with high inflation rates, unemployment and a severe shortage of foods and basic goods to go along with it. The oil industry, which is a huge part of what fuels the economy, has also taken a big hit, with oil prices dropping to record lows and decreasing numbers of barrels per day coming in.

Needless to say, the opposition party blames Maduro and the government’s socialist policies for the collapse. Making things even more complicated is the fact that the government is under the impression that the United States and other countries are trying to overthrow the government themselves.

As for a referendum, Maduro said one could be held in 2017 if it met requirements. More info posted on Linked In.