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Outsourced Events launches DigitalAssist to support businesses in the “new normal” world of virtual


Outsourced Events, a leading UK event agency, announces the launch of their new service DigitalAssist – the support team for virtual events and webinars. The service has been created in response to numerous client requests and enquiries.

Alexandra Sibley, Commercial Director at Outsourced Events said, “In these unprecedented times, when all in-person events have either been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, we are seeing increasing pressure being put onto marketing teams to deliver the same leads in a virtual environment. This, coupled with a freeze on recruitment, is proving extremely challenging for those needing to scale quickly at short notice. Spotting this trend and following demand from clients, we have launched DigitalAssist.”

The London based events agency is an expert in the delivery of end-to-end event management services, both face-to-face and virtually, for the technology, associations, and professional services sectors. Specifically, this new tiered subscription service supports companies that are facing a shortage of resources or lack experience in running virtual events and webinars. DigitalAssist provides a cost-effective solution allowing companies to upscale instantly. It includes:

• Platform configuration
• Registration management
• Speaker liaison
• Branding
• Presentation upload and collateral management
• Session moderation
• Surveys, Q&A, polling management

Feedback on DigitalAssistfrom clients has been very positive, with one Outsourced Events client saying:

“I have been working with the Outsourced Events team to support the delivery of our webinar series – I am absolutely delighted with the results. Highly professional, extremely engaging and just great to work with”
DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST, $2BILLION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Further information and pricing on DigitalAssist is available from Outsourced Events via info@outsourcedevents.com.

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Green Kid Crafts Launches STEAM-inspired Virtual Campside Chats with a Scientist as part of its Backyard STEAM Camp


For many families around the world, this summer looks a little different than the one they planned. With summer camps cancelled and vacations postponed, caregivers are looking for affordable activities to keep children entertained and educated through summer vacation.

Green Kid Crafts, a subscription box service centered on STEAM and nature-based activities, launched their Backyard STEAM Virtual Summer Camp to help parents bring the joys of camp to their own homes. Part of the program also includes virtual Campside Chats, which will be hosted on Facebook Live beginning on July 1st 2020.

“We understand the challenges of today’s families, many of whom are being asked to work full time and provide a well-rounded education for their children this summer,” said Founder and CEO Penny Bauder. “We wanted to make it simple for parents and caregivers to engage children in activities and inspire them to become the next generation of environmental leaders.”

Green Kid Crafts Backyard STEAM Summer Camp includes three inspiring STEAM-based activity boxes designed by experts to meet the learning needs of specific age groups. Campside Chats serve as an opportunity for children to submit questions on topics like air quality, cleaner oceans, protection of endangered species, and improving climate change, and get live answers from experts.

“As a working parent, it’s time-consuming coming up with activities for the kids. I’m excited about Green Kid Crafts’ Backyard STEAM Summer Camp – not just because of the educational opportunity, but because it’s a chance for us to spend quality time together and getting excited about exploring nature.” – Sarah, Green Kid Crafts Subscriber

Green Kid Crafts is a subscription box service that provides educational STEAM and nature-based activities that help kids connect, communicate and build relationships. Projects and ideas are researched and tested, saving families time and money on at-home activities. The organization has recently been honored with top Industry Awards: Parents Choice Award® and NCW Eco-Excellence Award®. https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/awards

For more information about Green Kid Crafts Backyard Summer STEAM Camp: https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/backyard-steam-camp/

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Green Kid Crafts Launches STEAM-inspired Virtual Campside Chats with a Scientist as part of its Backyard STEAM Camp


For many families around the world, this summer looks a little different than the one they planned. With summer camps cancelled and vacations postponed, caregivers are looking for affordable activities to keep children entertained and educated through summer vacation.

Green Kid Crafts, a subscription box service centered on STEAM and nature-based activities, launched their Backyard STEAM Virtual Summer Camp to help parents bring the joys of camp to their own homes. Part of the program also includes virtual Campside Chats, which will be hosted on Facebook Live beginning on July 1st 2020.

“We understand the challenges of today’s families, many of whom are being asked to work full time and provide a well-rounded education for their children this summer,” said Founder and CEO Penny Bauder. “We wanted to make it simple for parents and caregivers to engage children in activities and inspire them to become the next generation of environmental leaders.”

Green Kid Crafts Backyard STEAM Summer Camp includes three inspiring STEAM-based activity boxes designed by experts to meet the learning needs of specific age groups. Campside Chats serve as an opportunity for children to submit questions on topics like air quality, cleaner oceans, protection of endangered species, and improving climate change, and get live answers from experts.

“As a working parent, it’s time-consuming coming up with activities for the kids. I’m excited about Green Kid Crafts’ Backyard STEAM Summer Camp – not just because of the educational opportunity, but because it’s a chance for us to spend quality time together and getting excited about exploring nature.” – Sarah, Green Kid Crafts Subscriber

Green Kid Crafts is a subscription box service that provides educational STEAM and nature-based activities that help kids connect, communicate and build relationships. Projects and ideas are researched and tested, saving families time and money on at-home activities. The organization has recently been honored with top Industry Awards: Parents Choice Award® and NCW Eco-Excellence Award®. https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/awards

For more information about Green Kid Crafts Backyard Summer STEAM Camp: https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/backyard-steam-camp/

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Virtual Accounting new norm for SMEs


SURREY, UK; 17 June 2020 – There’s no doubt the last few months have forever changed the way businesses operate, with more demand for remote business systems than ever before. However, looking back over the last 5 years, the accounting industry had already begun making huge leaps towards totally virtual systems, particularly for SME’s.

The following contributing factors all contributed to this shift, which has allowed for greater flexibility and efficiency for many companies at this time;

  • Making tax digital brought a substantial change as all companies that are registered for VAT needed to begin submitting digital returns and this sped up the evolution and move towards a virtual accounting world.
  • All accounting systems have now transitioned to cloud-based systems
  • Apps have been connected to software to increase performance and paperless working
  • Companies can plan, forecast, and understand their finances looking forward
  • On and offsite accounting are now genuine choices instead of needing to utilize an internal team and incur fixed expenses

According to Bernard Merchant of Marden&Co – an accounting firm based in Surrey, specialising in SME businesses; “We are now living in a virtual world and this requires companies to lean more on their accountants to provide virtual bookkeeping and management information. It is more important than ever to see your accounts from anywhere in the world at a click of a button.”

What’s next?

How do industry-leaders like Marden&Co see the landscape changing over the course of the next few months?

“We anticipate companies reducing fixed costs all round, with less or no office space, fewer employees operating in fixed areas and a lot more services being performed using software and technology. As costs continue to be reduced, no doubt all companies will have to begin considering how to create an ‘oyster’-style tap in and out service as we progress and move out of the lockdown and that this will change travel, accommodation and traditional service expenses for those operating in major cities.”

But it’s not all bad news. Merchant says lowering of costs for a normal SME, can ultimately result in a better work/ life balance, and possibly a greater appreciation of positive contact with others where face to face meetings will be that much more meaningful.”

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Garantia Virtual Garden Festival & Summer of Bloomin’ Marvelous Competitions to Launch Awareness for #H2OSAFE


When the country is in lock-down and all gardening events are canceled, there’s only one thing for it… create one online!

As we slowly head out of lock-down, but with many summer gardening and outdoor events canceled or postponed, Garantia UK is bringing back the feel-good factor, by staging a virtual garden

festival on the August bank holiday weekend. With weekly competitions for everyday budding garden enthusiasts to show off their creations and a chance to be a winner in class, and to win fantastic prizes throughout – this turns our ‘canceled’ summer into a major opportunity to GROW AND WIN BIG!

5 Weekly Chances to Win

With entries eligible for consideration in 5 categories, plus weekly prizes for the best pics sent in and tagged by you, the nal set of category winners will be judged by a mystery guest judge from the gardening world. This is a wonderful opportunity for stay-at-home gardeners to get recognised like professional growers and bloomers throughout the UK. Plus this is a great opportunity to teach your children about the bene ts of water conservation:

We’re getting attention for #H2OSAFE

Garantia are launching this competition in association with Graf UK to bring attention to the rising issues in water conservation and the potential for a water crisis in the UK by:
1. Preventing ooding in increasingly extreme weather conditions, through storm-water management
2. Preventing sewage being discharged into watercourses

3. Putting the precious resource of rainwater to good use through rainwater harvesting

What are the prizes for the nalists?

Get involved today! Get your phone out, get in your garden and go and take some snaps of your prized plants and bloomin’ marvelous creations in the following categories: * Fruit and Veg / * BBQ area or Sanctuary / * Family-friendly / * Window box/container / * General oral * [Allotments are allowed to enter].

Upload your pics to your favourite social media platform from June 11th until the closing date of August 21st and tag @GarantiaUK – but be sure to mention #bloominmarvelous for your chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on your garden. All weekly prize winners will be entered into the August garden festival and the nal round of judging, with category prizes of £100 vouchers. The overall winner will also be able to choose any item from the Garantia UK Website up to a value of £500!

About Garantia UK: Garantia is a manufacturer of garden composters, water butts, growing tunnels, raised beds and garden sundries, all made from recycled plastic. Garantia is dedicated to tackling global warming by using recycled plastic in all products (where possible). Throughout and beyond the lock-down, Garantia UK is providing a 3-5 day, direct to garden delivery service.

Go to: www.garantiauk.co.uk to find guidance on how to conserve water.

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London art dealers in Canary Wharf to go virtual because of Covid 19

Many across the world are waiting for their offices to open up so they can return back to one.  But one Canary Wharf based art dealers, ME Art, have made the decision to abandon its immediate plans to open a physical art gallery in Canary Wharf all-together to focus on building and growing digitally.

The boutique dealers, which have a niche in selling unique and exceptional investment-grade artwork of British contemporary, post-war and street artists, like William Gear, Alan Davie and Endless. They made the bold call to go virtual in light of Covid 19, upon realising the lockdown has had little impact on sales, despite the inability to physically see clients and display artwork to them in-person.

Me Art launched with a gallery in 2017 located in Beckenham, South East of England. Given the majority of their client base were located in London, they decided in late 2018 to close the gallery and relocate to an office in Canary Wharf. The strategy was always to open a physical gallery in the city in 2020, whereby prospective and existing clients could come and view artworks and meet with their dealers in person. However, the lockdown has made them aware that this is no longer necessary right away.

Talking about the move, Joseph Lewis, the owner and Director of Me Art, said: “A decade ago the concept of a digital-only art dealership would not be technologically feasible nor accepted by our clients and prospects. However, with the emergence of high quality video conferencing as well as technologies such as augmented reality, we feel incredibly confident that we can replicate the standards and experience people get visiting a physical gallery, online. This is the game changer.”

He later added: The impact of Coronavirus on businesses is going to be felt for a long time across industries, even once lockdown has been lifted. The good news for us is that art buyers will now be more open to digital experiences, buying and viewing perspective art purchases online – from the comfort of their own sofa, using their mobile phone, or even augmented reality goggles!”

Me Art plans to start building a range of virtual services from the second half of this year, such as a virtual and fully  configurable gallery.

In the meantime you can see their art collection at:

https://meartgallery.co.uk/ 

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Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer headlines virtual Writers Weekend


Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, releasing next month as a major motion picture by Disney, is confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Writers’ Weekend; a unique four-day virtual conference for writers of all abilities and genres, streamed live throughout the weekend of 9-12th July.

Asked how important are these events for emerging writers, Eoin says, “Writing festivals are vital for writers to get noticed; I first met my publisher at a literary festival in Ireland and events like these are without a doubt the best forum for all aspiring writers.”

The four-day event will offer over 800 virtual one-to-one appointments with literary agents and editors.  Representatives from publishers such as Harper Collins, Hachette, Penguin Random House and Troubador will be available for talks and workshops as well as open mic sessions and author/agent/publisher panels.

“Writers who wish to take the next step with their work will have the opportunity to showcase their writing to a wide range of experts and interact with authors, agents and other writers in virtual networking rooms.” says event founder Sara Gangai.

Highlights of the 2020 virtual Writers’ Weekend include workshops with picture book author Chitra Soundar, novelist and memoirist Nick Barlay, fantasy and horror writer Cliff McNish, and crime fiction publisher Joel Richardson.

The Sunday keynote speaker is Lissa Evans, the best-selling author of five novels for adults, including Their Finest Hour and a Half (filmed in 2017 as ‘Their Finest’, starring Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton), Crooked Heart and Old Baggage.

Moving the programme to a virtual platform has meant the event is paving the way for accessibility. With more and more literary events being cancelled or rescheduled, Eoin supports the digital transition: “I am disappointed that I won’t be able to talk to writers face to face but delighted that they will still have a platform to interact and showcase their work. Hopefully this means more writers from around the world will be able to attend.”

The Writers’ Weekend will be available to stream on tablet, mobile and PC with three full scholarships for writers aged 18-25 available plus bursaries for those writers needing financial assistance to attend.

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Orthodontists Associates of WNY To Offer No Cost Virtual Consultations Adhering To & Encouraging Social Distancing In The Time of COVID-19


WESTERN NEW YORK ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE BRINGS TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF EXPERTISE TO PATIENTS LIVING ROOM COUCH

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 23, 2020— Orthodontists Associates of Western New York (WNY), the clear choice for orthodontic care in Western New York, announced this week that they will offer virtual consultations at no cost to continue serving new and existing patients during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The doctors and staff at Orthodontists Associates of WNY continue to monitor all ongoing and changing information as well as recommendations from experts in their field and their governing bodies with regard to COVID-19.

Since 1993, Orthodontists Associates of WNY have provided area residents with the highest quality top-rated orthodontic care. With five offices located in Hamburg, Olean, Lancaster, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, New York, the practice has been a constant in the lives of thousands of patients. In this time where normalcy has gone topsy turvy, the comfort of a routine Orthodontist visit can provide both structure and a balm to patients. Though all dental and orthodontic offices are closed by mandate to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, Orthodontists Associates of WNY have found a way to adapt in order to continue to serve their community. Virtual consultations are recommended by the CDC as the best way to obtain orthodontic care while avoiding exposure and stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

Using SmileSnap and Zoom video conferencing software, the virtual consultation process is easy and user-friendly. Patients simply snap a few pictures with their mobile phone and proceed to answer a few online questions, so the orthodontic team has everything they need to provide an initial consultation. During the assessment, doctors will review the pictures and information submitted and discuss their findings and recommendations. There may be some additional questions to help doctors better understand patient goals and dental history. At that point, types of orthodontic treatment are recommended, and all your questions are answered about how long the treatment will take, as well as costs associated with the treatments. The entire assessment is free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed with treatment.

Additional services provided by Orthodontists Associates of WNY include Early Treatment Orthodontics, Clear Braces, Invisalign®, Dentofacial Orthopedics, Surgical Orthodontics, Craniofacial Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), and i-CAT®/CBCT digital imaging.

A life-changing pandemic sweeping across the globe is a serious and ever-changing situation. Maintaining contact with the community, setting up day-to-day appointments, and enjoying face to face virtual contact are some of the ways experts recommend citizens of all countries and locales navigate these unprecedented times for continued mental health and routine.

Locally-owned Orthodontists Associates of WNY supplements the convenience of its five brick and mortar locations with this one-on-one virtual service and top-notch individualized care from the safety and comfort of home.

For more information, please visit https://www.orthowny.com/virtual-consultation/
email contact@orthowny.com or call  (716) 638-2261.

About Orthodontists Associates of WNY

Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer orthodontic care throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, New York. With over 60 years of combined experience, our dedicated orthodontists offer a comprehensive range of services and treatments for the whole family. We work to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to arrange your free virtual consultation.

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The PR Training Company to Host First Ever Virtual Public Relations Summit


Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal—The PR Training Company, a leader in professional training for professionals working in public relations, will convene its first ever completely online global summit. The Virtual Public Relations Summit, a five-day event to be held online from Monday 25 May till Friday 29 May 2020, will feature over 30 thought leaders across the industry, giving Public Relations professionals a unique opportunity to learn from the industry’s best at home.

The PR Training Company convenes its global summit when concerns over the health and environmental impacts of traveling to high-quality professional development opportunities is at an all-time high.

With some of the biggest names in the public relations industry slated to present at the summit and a free event access option, The Virtual Public Relations Summit delivers a professional development opportunity unlike any before in the PR sector. The summit is backed by several professional Public Relations & Communication associations including the International PR Association (IPRA), the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) and the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC).

During the five-day event, attendees will hear from industry experts on a wide range of topics and global trends in internal, external, digital, and crisis communications.

“For professionals looking for a flexible, affordable, industry-focused, professional development opportunity, The Virtual Public Relations Summit delivers valuable training that will help them advance their knowledge in the field,” said Philippe Borremans, Host & Producer of the summit.

“I hope that through this summit, more professionals in the public relations sector can gain access to high-quality insights from across the globe, helping them do their jobs more effectively and enhancing the reputation of our industry.”

Two registration levels are available to attendees. The free pass gives registrants the opportunity to access keynotes from over 30 industry speakers for 48 hours during the event.

A VIP All-Access Pass (€499/$543) gives registrants on-demand access to all the summit’s keynotes for a full year and access to an online community of conference attendees. Additional benefits of the VIP pass include valuable bonus materials such as workbooks and e-books and access to exclusive discounts on PR services and products, with an estimated value of over €2000/$2176.

To learn more about the Virtual Public Relations Summit and to register for the online event, visit http://www.virtualprsummit.com

The PR Training Company

The PR Training Company is a global provider of online & offline training for professionals in the public relations sector. Through its online offerings, including courses, coaching, and its virtual summit, The PR Training Company seeks to provide high-quality educational opportunities that allow professionals to learn at their own pace while enhancing their professional networks. To learn more, visit www.theprtrainingcompany.com.

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Virtual Property Viewings Covering Bangkok and Phuket Available Now


Siam Real Estate (SRE) due to Thailand’s closure of borders and buyers/renters unable to visit during the Corona Virus Pandemic now enables global prospects to view property of their interest in real time from their own home/country.

User selects Thai property from SRE web site and request a viewing. An appointment date and time is arranged ( via WHATS APP/LINE/WECHAT/SKYPE/MESSENGER ) Then the salesperson connects via mobile at given (booking) time with user and proceeds to via mobile video link in real time, walk through the property answering questions and following directions.

Currently the Thailand real estate market and globally is in an impasse and VIRTUAL VIEWINGS are a way of keeping prospects interested and enable the user to potentially make a decision from afar with confidence.

As well as the VIRTUAL VIEWINGS SRE are also producing VIDEOS and 3D Virtual Tours of properties for potential buyers/renters.

Quotable statement:

As CEO of SIAM REAL ESTATE (Richard Lusted https://www.siamrealestate.com/contact/team/)

All of us are in an incredibly difficult situation due to the pandemic and Thailand’s national “lockdown” is destroying all our businesses until a cure is found and borders are once again open for business, when is anyone’s guess? Our initiative will hopefully spur buyers/renters to continue to support us with confidence as a leading Thai real estate business of 18 years. Teflon Thailand, we expect will bounce back strongly due to its renowned hospitality and tourism.

See their latest Newsletter and Property Listing featuring 3D Virtual Tour and Videos:

Newsletter:

Bangkok: : https://mailchi.mp/siamrealestate.com/bangkok-top-8-condos-for-april-virtual-viewings

Phuket: https://mailchi.mp/siamrealestate.com/top-6-properties-from-phuket-area-virtual-viewings

Property Listing:

Phuket: https://www.siamrealestate.com/detail/by/refcode/HSSV9307/

Bangkok: https://www.siamrealestate.com/detail/by/refcode/BKCSD22079/

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