Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui

News Feed Item

sparks & honey Taps Leading Culture and Trend Experts to Establish Inaugural Influencer Advisory Board

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 -- sparks & honey, a next generation cultural identification agency, has today announced the formalization of its inaugural Influencer Advisory Board -- a group of 15 experts and leading influencers from industry categories including entrepreneurship, gaming, parenting and spirituality. The Board will serve as a resource for trend intelligence and a real-time barometer of cultural signals.

"Maintaining an open and ongoing dialogue with industry thought leaders is imperative to the success of our business," said Terry Young, Founder and CEO of sparks & honey. "We're thrilled to formalize the insightful and rewarding relationships we've had with each of our Board members to date."

Influencer Advisory Board members will enrich sparks & honey's proprietary database and culture-mapping platform through fringe signal validation and provision of deep insights. The Board will be consulted regularly for real-time insights on emerging trends and cultural bursts, as well as contribute expert perspective to reports and whitepapers.

Board member Peter Hopkins, CEO of the influential thought leader Big Think, has been working with the sparks & honey team since the company's inception just over a year ago: "There is tremendous value in the data-driven newsroom model sparks & honey embodies and being part of its Influencer Advisory Board allows us to positively contribute to each other's growth. We share the same forward-thinking, strategic principles."

Hari, the noted Kundalini and conscious media expert, is a similarly eager participant in the sparks & honey Influencer Advisory Board, adding that "the agency's interest in working with brands that follow conscious business practices is a match for my own work."

The 15 Board members, each listed against their specific category of expertise, are:

  • Art: Amy Kisch, CEO, AKArt
  • Beauty & Fragrance: Annette Green, President Emeritus, Fragrance Foundation
  • Big Data & Social Media: Eddie Smith, Chief Revenue Officer, Topsy Labs
  • Breaking News: Kristine Petrick, Director, CNN Integrated Programming and Founder, Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Celebrity Culture: Suzy Byrne Timmel, Content Editor, omg! at Yahoo!
  • Corporate Innovation: Danene Jaffe, President, TAP, Inc. and Innovation Consultant to Fortune 500
  • Design: Sem Devillart, Co-Founder & CEO, Popular Operations
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business: Bryan Janeczko, Co-Founder, Nu-Kitchen and Founder & CEO, Wicked Start
  • Film: Janet Brown, CEO, FilmBuff
  • Gaming: Libe Goad, Editor-in-Chief, AOL Games
  • Parenting: Samantha Ettus, Founder, Working Moms Lifestyle
  • Politics: Joanne Bamberger, PunditMom; Editor-in-Chief, The Broad Side
  • Spirituality: Hari, Kundalini and Conscious Media Expert
  • Trendwatching: Peter Hopkins, Founder & CEO, Big Think
  • TV & Sports: Rich Sands, Senior Editor, TV Guide

For more details on sparks & honey, visit www.sparksandhoney.com

About sparks & honey:
sparks & honey (www.sparksandhoney.com) is a New York-based agency with a mission to synchronize brands with emerging culture. Employing a disruptive marketing platform and newsroom model called Wave Branding, sparks & honey leverages proprietary tools, algorithms and human insights to identify emerging cultural trends and engage brands in authentic and meaningful conversations. sparks & honey offers brands cultural innovation workshops, reports and consulting services as well as culturally infused social media and real-time content activation. sparks & honey is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

PRESS CONTACTS:
Lexi Fanning
DiGennaro Communications
[email protected]
212.966.9525

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...