PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN FOR MEDICREA’S PATIENT SPECIFIC ROD

Continue to provide publicity support for Medicrea, a medical device company based out of Lyon and New York City. Focusing on their use of 3D printing, personalized-spine care, and key FDA approvals, we have lined up widespread interviews and features with websites in the tech, medical, and 3D space.

engineering.com x Medicrea

http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/12382/Medicrea-Introduces-New-Era-of-Individualized-Medicine-with-3D-Printing.aspx

Secured interview with Engineering.com that focused on Medicrea’s use of 3D printing and their patient-specific treatments for personalized spine surgeries.
“The company has already begun demonstrating that the medicine of tomorrow will look very different from the medicine of yesterday.”

3DPrint.com x Medicrea

https://3dprint.com/132030/medicrea-spinal-implants/

Landed feature in 3DPrint.com that touched on Medicrea’s FDA approval of patient-specific cervical rods, use of 3D printing, and their ability to provide patients with rapid recoveries.
“For those enduring chronic pain, companies like Medicrea are making a substantial difference for patients who are actually able to regain their daily lives.”

Additional Success:

Pinshape Blog: Landed Medicrea on Pinshape Blog’s list of Top 4 Revolutionary 3D Printing Medical Applications.
“They are the only medical device company offering custom patient-specific implant solutions for spinal conditions, and recently received FDA approval on their UNiD cervical rods.”


WONDERFRUIT FESTIVAL PUBLICITY

The Confluence assisted with publicity, informed strategy, branding, content development, and on-site press coordination thus helping to cement Wonderfruit – Thailand in its position as Asia’s premiere lifestyle festival. In addition, The Confluence acted as a liaison between Wonderfruit and a team of PR agencies across Asia to ensure seamless international communications. We also were the official Photography / Videography / Content Creation agency producing official photos and the official videos.

Highlight Media Engagement:

Conde Nast Traveler

“Set among idyllic rolling hills in the rural Siam countryside, Wonderfruit offers everything the modern-day boutique festival-lover could want.”

Yahoo

“With its minimalist appeal of cultivating an existence on earth that has a zero energy footprint, the art and music line-up is once again, sublime.”

Dancing Astronaut

“Festival-goers from across the globe flock to this sprawling, four-stage beauty, which emphasizes international and local music, visual arts, health and wellness, nature, and a variety of other forward-thinking talks and workshops.

Music Weekly

“Picture this: an intimate gathering of a few thousand revellers descend upon a festival, sprawled across acres of fields in the province of Chonburi in exotic Thailand … the magic, promise of sustainability, music and arts diversity and intimacy that Wonderfruit brings is like no other festival.”

Thump

“Wonderfruit represents a new chapter the country’s electronic scene—one where partying can be positive for both humanity and the earth.”


Forbes x XTC

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/#5350151f5728

Secured an interview with Extreme Tech Challenge founder Bill Tai who discusses the beginnings of MaiTai, Entrepreneurship, and his love of kite surfing.

CNN Money x XTC

http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/11/smallbusiness/richard-branson-bloom-technologies/

Secured interview with Extreme Tech Challenge’s winner of 2016 showcasing his winning product and emphasizing on the opportunities that XTC provides for entrepreneurs.

The winner of the 2016 XTC tells CNN, “Most of the judges have experienced raising kids and even grandkids.” Said Dy, “They understood what it means to have a pregnancy go well and the heartbreak when it doesn’t.” In fact, he notes, “I had a chat” with Branson, “He’s amazing and I wont deny that he also showed interest”


PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN FOR FURTHER FUTURE

PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN FOR FURTHER FUTURE

Worked with Further Future extensively through publicity, video creation, design, social media, artist outreach, advertising, marketing, branding, and on-site press, helping to guide the brand in a continued growth that revolves around music, technology, food, and wellness.

 

The Wall Street Journal x Further Future

Publicity & Social Media / Photography & Videography / Music & Festivals
Secured event recap in WSJ that examines Further Future as a festival that fuses technology, music, and humanism that blurs the lines between work and play.
“What happens when you mix titans of tech, TED-style talks and Burning Man’s hardest partiers? You get Further Future, the music and lifestyle festival that blurs the line between work and play.”

PlayBoy x Further Future

http://www.playboy.com/videos/journalista-the-transformational-festival-scene

Secured a compelling video piece where PlayBoy interviewed Further Future founder Jason Swammy and various tech and lifestyle entrepreneurs such as Hanson Robotics, Myndful VR Project, and Entourage Concierge.

LA Weekly x Further Future

http://www.laweekly.com/music/at-this-desert-festival-the-guest-speakers-are-almost-as-cool-as-the-music-6661595

Secured feature in LA Weekly that examines Further Future as a festival moving beyond just music and into the future by offering cutting edge educational speakers and tech-leaders.
“But Further Future, a Nevada festival now in its second year, takes that concept one step further, by booking not just cutting-edge sounds but cutting-edge thought leaders.”… “This year, they’ve managed to coax an even more impressive, TED-worthy lineup out into the Mojave Desert.”


SHELTERPOD on TV: Napa Fire

The deadliest wildfires in California history hit particularly close to home for us. Advanced Shelter Systems Inc is a proudly Napa-based company, our homes are there as well as our business facilities.

Fortunately all our people and facilities are safe. It reminds us again that disaster can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time.

We have been distributing food, water, blankets, generators, and survival kits. So far the government has been able to provide shelter for everyone who needs it. We have offered first responders a SHELTERCAMP which is on standby.

Many thanks to FOX KTVU 2 for featuring our SHELTERPOD. Check out their interactive fire damage map, which uses Google Earth to compare before and after.

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SHELTERCOIN Foundation at The United Nations

SHELTERCOIN’s chief Visionary Christian Weber was invited to the 2017 United Nations General Assembly to present at their Blockchain For Good summit.


Supporting Triton 32 - Operation Pathfinder

Advanced Shelter Systems, Inc. proudly supported Triton 32 – Operation Pathfinder – A multi agency disaster recovery exercise which took place in Brookings and Coos Bay Oregon in 2017.


Inspired by clouds

Take your time.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms. The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger.

When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Breathe the world.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms. The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

— Christopher Morley

Enjoy the morning.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever. I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300.

It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Free your mind.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever.

Photography is better shared.


Working from your home?

01. Wake up at the same time every day.

Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue LED light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case.

It’s funny — the thing I feared would take away my “freedom” is the one thing that has allowed me to have it.

Joelle Steiniger

02. Have a routine when you wake up.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

I’d start my day by checking email, Twitter, Facebook. Reading the “news”. I’d look at my to-do list and start working on something.

03. Plan your workout time — stick to it.

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

Distractions aside, there was no real rhyme or reason to my workflow. The not-so-fun (but necessary) stuff kept getting neglected.

04. Call it a night.

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.


Trust in your intuitions

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.

If no one hates you, no one is paying attention. If attention is what you want for vanity, confidence, or, hell — to make a decent living — then know that it’s not instantaneous. Every single person that you’re currently paying attention to, at some point in their lives, was in your exact position.

You need to be
true to yourself

Just like every other human on the planet, I have epically awesome days and days when life just turne against me. And while I can’t stand most self-help (see: tired quotes over stock photography on Instagram), sometimes I need a little pick-me-up. And most of the time, in order to get out of a slump (because my brain leans more into math/science than anything else), I need to drop a logic bomb on my ass.

Yes, this is a long article. But here’s the thing — if you’re reading this in your inbox and are already like, “fuck this!” delete it. No hard feelings. If you’re reading this in a browser on a website, and you see how tiny the scroll-bar is because of how far you still have to scroll to get to the bottom, close this tab and go back to 140-character tidbits of advice. Still with me? Phew. Just had to weed out all the folks from points: #1, #4 and #8. Welcome friends, onward we go.

Remember to
never give up

If no one hates you, no one is paying attention. If attention is what you want for vanity, confidence, or, hell — to make a decent living — then know that it’s not instantaneous. Every single person that you’re currently paying attention to, at some point in their lives, was in your exact position. They kept at it and worked enough so that others started listening. Also know that if no one is watching, you can experience true freedom. Dance in your underwear. Write entirely for yourself. Like there’s a going-out-of-business sale. Find yourself — not in some coming-of-age hippie way involving pasta and ashrams— but in a way that helps you draw your own line in the sand for what matters and what doesn’t. Do what you want to do, just because you want to do that thing. This will build confidence that will come in handy later.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable.

If no one hates you, no one is paying attention. If attention is what you want for vanity, confidence, or, hell — to make a decent living — then know that it’s not instantaneous. Every single person that you’re currently paying attention to, at some point in their lives, was in your exact position. They kept at it and worked enough so that others started listening. Also know that if no one is watching, you can experience true freedom. Dance in your underwear. Write entirely for yourself. Like there’s a going-out-of-business sale. Find yourself — not in some coming-of-age hippie way involving pasta and ashrams— but in a way that helps you draw your own line in the sand for what matters and what doesn’t. Do what you want to do, just because you want to do that thing. This will build confidence that will come in handy later.