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Webloyalty.com Expands to Europe With Signing of First UK Client Interflora

Norwalk, Conn. (PRWEB) June 16, 2007

Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of online marketing services, today announced its expansion into Europe with the signing of its first UK client, Interflora.co.uk, part of FTD Group, Inc., a world leader in flower and gift delivery. The company will support Interflora.co.uk and other clients from its new central London office.

“Partnering with Webloyalty has greatly benefited our Internet business in the UK,” said Michael Barringer, marketing director, Interflora UK. “A high proportion of our customers take advantage of the Shopper Discounts and Rewards offer, and then return to our site for a repeat purchase. Webloyalty has found a compelling model: giving regular online shoppers great value and a new way to earn online cash rebates and providing online retailers with a very welcome source of new revenue. We believe it could be a big hit in the UK.”

Customers shopping online with Interflora have the option to join Webloyalty’s Shopper Discounts and Rewards, a membership reward program that offers online coupons and cash back discounts of up to 40 percent off Web site purchases. Reward program members receive discounts from UK retailers such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Asda, Tesco, PC World, Lastminute.com and other popular e-tail sites. New program members also receive a GBP10 cash back voucher towards their next purchase with Interflora.co.uk.

Interflora.co.uk and other clients benefit from Webloyalty providing the potential to increase their e-business revenue. Clients can also benefit from increased site visits as members return to the retailers’ sites to use their cash-back voucher. Additionally, the value offered by Shopper Discounts and Rewards has the potential to enhance the relationship between online retailers and their customers by building positive brand associations. Webloyalty’s highly successful membership-based model for online shopper savings, discounts and insurance benefits brings something new to the fast-growing UK e-commerce market.

New Business Model, New Revenue Opportunities:

A research report compiled by Verdict Research, the leading authority on the UK and European retail markets, states that in 2007 UK e-tail sites have the potential to generate an additional GBP130 million per year, growing to an estimated GBP818 million by 2011, through the introduction of a post- transactional revenue model such as the one offered by Webloyalty.

“With Webloyalty’s UK launch, we’re bringing something new and genuinely valuable to the online high street,” said Martin Child, managing director, Europe, Webloyalty. “Our model will help retailers like Interflora create a secondary revenue stream from their Web sites without having to host or market the platform. At the same time, consumers benefit from significant discounts and rewards. Our Shopper Discounts and Rewards product has been well received, and we’re confident about our growth prospects in the European market.”

Child, a former vice president of sales and marketing at Yahoo!, brings more than 20 years of e-business experience to Webloyalty. The company’s European marketing director, Gill Hynes, also has extensive experience in the UK customer loyalty and relationship marketing industry, having served as marketing manager of Air Miles and head of digital at Carlson Marketing.

About Webloyalty:

Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of technology-based, online marketing services, supplies approximately two million subscribers with discount, protection and online rewards programs, including Reservation Rewards and Shopper Discounts and Rewards. Members benefit from high value subscription services that match their needs and interests. Webloyalty clients — over 140 e-commerce, e-travel and e-subscription businesses — benefit from increased revenue and repeat purchases.

Additional information about Webloyalty, and their reward programs, is available at http://www.webloyalty.com/. For customer service requests or inquires, please contact 1-800-732-7031.

Press Contact:

Beth Kitchener

Webloyalty Corporate Communications

Telephone: 203-846-3300, x. 394

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School District of Superior Expands Parent Notification Program Through SchoolMessenger Partnership

Superior, WI, and Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 4, 2007

The School District of Superior today announced that it has expanded its parent notification program for the 2007-2008 school year. The district’s goals are two-fold: To reach families quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency and to improve the overall quality and frequency of communications between its schools and the community.

By partnering with SchoolMessenger, a leading U.S. parental notification company, the district has expanded a pilot program that was put in place and tested in April. The new service allows the district to communicate quickly and effectively with parents, day or night, in any language using voice messages or email.

If an emergency occurs on one of its eight school campuses, massive calling capabilities are now in place to enable thousands of messages to be placed in a matter of minutes. For more routine attendance alerts and community outreach, school or district officials simply access a Web-based system or call a toll-free number to send families any number of personalized messages or reminders throughout the school year.

“We want the community to know that we are taking proactive measures to improve the flow of communication between our schools and home,” said Jay Mitchell, superintendent of the School District of Superior. “Studies show that when notification solutions are used in schools, parents feel more involved in their child’s education, they report improved peace of mind and attendance rates increase. In today’s connected world, parents have 24/7 access to news and information, and they expect nothing less from their local schools.”

As students bring Emergency Contact forms home this Fall, parents are encouraged to review them carefully to be sure all telephone and email information is up to date and accurate. Each family receives two emergency contacts that will be notified with school activities and alerts. Database records for each of its nearly 5,000 students are automatically, regularly updated so that if an incident occurs, the district is always emergency-ready. If at any time contact information within a family changes, parents are asked to notify the school immediately so that records can be updated.

“We want to applaud the district’s success in creating an organized, strategic program that places a clear priority on parent communications,” said Jim Duggan, Northern Regional Director for SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications. “By leveraging our notification service, which is designed exclusively for K-12 use, school administrators will save countless hours of staff time when communicating ongoing, routine alerts and events. In addition, if an emergency occurs, district officials can deliver a clear message quickly and reliably to provide valuable insight on the situation, and to dispel the spread of misinformation.”

The district’s 2007-2008 notification plan includes the following schools: Bryant Elementary, Cooper Elementary, Four Corners Elementary, Great Lakes Elementary, Lake Superior Elementary, Northern Lights Elementary, Superior Middle School and Superior High School. All personal information shared between families and the district will remain private and is protected by multiple layers of data encryption, firewalls and other security measures.

About SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications, Inc., is a leading provider of parent notification solutions for education. Its family of products, which include desktop, server and hosted solutions, are in use in more than 6,000 districts and schools, connecting educators with millions of parents everyday. Founded in 1999, the privately-funded company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com.

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Prince George County School District Expands Parent Notification Program for 2007-2008 School Year

Prince George, VA and Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 5, 2007

The Prince George County School District today announced that it has expanded its parent notification program for the 2007-2008 school year. The district, which serves nine schools and more than 6,100 students, has two goals for the program: to reach families quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency, and to improve the overall quality and frequency of communications between its schools and the community.

In July the school board approved a contract with SchoolMessenger, a leading U.S. parental notification company, to provide ongoing communications services. As a result, the district or any individual school can communicate regularly with parents day or night, in any language, using voice messages, email or text messaging. The solution even includes a survey feature that allows officials to query families regarding key issues, and then use that insight to improve programs and services.

If an emergency occurs on any campus in the district, SchoolMessenger’s massive calling capabilities will enable thousands of messages to be placed in a matter of minutes. For more routine attendance alerts and community outreach, school or district officials simply access the Web-based service, or call a toll-free number, to send families any number of personalized messages or reminders throughout the school year.

“We want the community to know that we are taking proactive measures to improve communications between our schools and home,” said Dr. R. Francis Moore, Superintendent of Prince George County School District. “Whether we are informing parents of an open house, or alerting them to an emergency situation, we want them to rest assured that the district can reach each and every family in a timely, organized manner. In today’s connected world, with 24/7 access to news and information, I believe parents expect nothing less from their local schools.”

As students bring Emergency Contact forms home this Fall, parents are encouraged to review them carefully to be sure all telephone and email information is up to date and accurate. Two emergency contacts from each family are entered into the notification database, which is automatically, regularly updated throughout the year so that it is always emergency-ready. If at any time contact information changes, parents are advised to notify the school immediately so that records can be updated.

“We want to applaud the district’s success in creating an organized, strategic program that places a clear priority on parent communications,” said Jim Duggan, Northern Regional Director for SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications. “By leveraging our notification service, which is designed exclusively for K-12 schools, district and school administrators can save countless hours of staff time and deliver a clear, personalized message to let parents know what’s happening on their child’s campus.”

The district’s 2007-2008 emergency plan includes the following schools, located in Prince George County: David A. Harrison Elementary, North Elementary, South Elementary, L.L. Beazley Elementary, W.A. Walton Elementary, J.E. J. Moore Middle School, N.B. Clements Jr. High, Prince George High and Prince George Education Center. All personal information shared between families and the district will remain private, and is protected by multiple layers of data encryption, firewalls and other security measures.

About SchoolMessenger:

SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications, Inc., is a leading provider of parent notification solutions for education. Its family of products, which include desktop, server and hosted solutions, are in use in more than 6,000 districts and schools, connecting educators with millions of parents everyday. Founded in 1999, the privately-funded company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com.

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Unum Expands Partnership with Ceridian to Launch an Enhanced Free EAP for its Group Disability Clients in U.K.

Minneapolis (PRWEB) October 22, 2008

Unum (NYSE: UNM) , the leading disability insurer in the U.S. and U.K., has expanded its partnership with Ceridian, one of the worlds largest providers of human resource services, to launch an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the United Kingdom. The new service will be offered under the name Unum LifeWorks and cover all employers and employees insured by Unum Group Income Protection (GIP) policies.

Importantly for employers, the program raises the bar in the provision of EAPs in the U.K. by providing access for employers to online and telephone legal and employment help lines for managers and supervisors.

The program is based on a best practice EAP service design which has worked extremely well for Unum and Ceridian in the United States. Unum US and Ceridian have been partnering since 1992 and offer a similar integrated EAP and work-life service to over 39,000 customers. Unums work-life balance EAP in the U.S. offers many modes of access to the service including online, face-to-face and telephonic to accommodate generational preferences and convenience. Employees can receive consultation and assistance with issues such as selecting a child care agency, parenting skills, elder concerns, financial worries, interpersonal problems at work, grief and relationship concerns just to name a few.

The U.K. program, which will begin in November 2008, has been specifically designed to provide a unique range of services that will benefit both employees and employers by aiding them with potentially stressful situations and issues. Stress-related illness is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst workers in the U.K. and offering an EAP will allow employees to seek advice at an early stage, before issues may start to impact on their health and work performance.

The launch comes on the heels of new research1 from Unum, which reveals that over half (51%) of all U.K. workers believe that their work has been impacted over the past two years due to stresses and worries.

The most common stresses cited by workers were worrying about personal health issues (38% of respondents) or other personal issues (37%), followed by stress due to the cost of living or not being able to pay off debts (32% and 25% respectively).

The research also revealed that work issues and personal issues are likely to have the greatest impact on an employees work performance; 72% and 71%, respectively of respondents who admitted that their work had been greatly affected by stresses and worries in the past two years cited these problems. These are followed by stress due to personal health issues (66%) and the cost of living (57%).

As our research shows, personal and work issues can have a significant impact on an employees ability to perform their role at work, said Wojciech Dochan, Head of Commercial Marketing at Unum UK, This can result in unnecessary levels of stress, which in turn can impact upon an employees health.

Unum LifeWorks will add value to our current GIP offering by not only helping both employees and employers to resolve potentially stressful and complicated personal and work-related situations at the earliest stage possible, but also supporting organizational management in the areas of legal and employment information. We are committed at Unum to supporting U.K. businesses as much as possible through the introduction of this new service.

Jeremy Campbell, director of Ceridian HRO sales, said: We are delighted to be working with Unum to provide well-being services to their policy holders. It is unrealistic to expect employees to leave personal issues at home, but by the same standard, with todays PDA and Blackberry culture work rarely stops when you leave the office. Unum LifeWorks provides guidance to individuals on a range of life issues, whilst also advising businesses on how best to support their employees with balancing work and life.

As well as providing emotional support from qualified counselors and support for everyday issues, users can benefit from access to a range of health, educational/career development and debt/financial specialists. In addition, the Unum LifeWorks Online website offers practical resources to enable users to be proactive and tackle their concerns before they impact on work and personal life.

Further services available for U.K. employees include access to telephone and face-to-face counseling, matched referrals for child and elder care and tips and advice online on a wide range of subjects. This is reinforced with printed materials and CDs which can be sent to employees homes, at their request, on topics that are relevant to them.

(1) Independent research agency ICM interviewed a random sample of 2092 U.K. adults aged 18+ from its online panel between 22nd-25th August 2008. Surveys were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all U. K. adults. ICM is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Further information at http://www.icmresearch.co.uk

About Unum

Unum (http://www.unum.com) is one of the leading providers of employee benefits products and services, and the largest provider of group and individual disability income protection insurance in the United States and the United Kingdom. Through its subsidiaries, Unum paid more than $ 6 billion in total benefits to customers in 2007.

About Ceridian

Ceridian is a business services company that helps its customers maximize the power of their people, lower their costs and focus on what they do best. Globally, the company serves more than 25 million employees with a range of HR, payroll, Employee Assistance Programs and funds transfer services, making it one of the few providers delivering services both locally and internationally.

For more information visit http://www.ceridian.co.uk or http://www.ceridian.com

CONTACTS:

John Hutson

Unum UK Head of Public Relations

John.Hutson@unum.co.uk

(011) 44 1306 873 641

MC (Mary Clarke) Guenther

Unum US Director of Corporate Communications

Mguenther@unum.com

Toll free: (866) 759 8686

Cindy Matalamaki

Ceridian LifeWorks Marketing Manager

cindy.matalamaki@ceridian.com

(952) 853-4291

DNA Bioservices expands across Australia with 3 new office locations making DNA testing more accessible for all Australian’s

Adelaide (PRWEB) September 08, 2011

DNA Bioservices is one of Australia’s leading DNA Testing Company’s, established in 2005 DNA Bioservices has brought DNA Testing to the general public.

Its primary aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for individuals to conduct DNA paternity testing in Australia using an accredited Australian laboratory coupled with the highest level of service, DNA Bioservices uses a NATA accredited laboratory based in Australia un-like many other testing companies who send there samples overseas.

Georgie Miller, Managing Director says “Over the years we have evolved much of our business through personal recommendation offering the best customer experience with the highest level of accuracy possible in Australia, by opening these new offices further shows our commitment to building the largest DNA testing company in Australia – now our clients can obtain free DNA Collection kits in most capital cities.”

Georgina also added, “Our plan is to open another office in Melbourne within 3 months thus making DNA Bioservices the largest in Australia”

DNA Bioservices is also the only DNA Testing company in Australia to offer a 24 hour helpline, Gary Miller Marketing Manager added, ” We understand the potential sensitivity of conducting a paternity test so calling may not be viable during normal business hours therefore having a 24 hour service means you can be assured you can speak to a professional whenever the time suits you.”

DNA Bioservices also provides testing services for General Practitioners, Australian Professional Family Law firms, Government authorities such as Legal Aid, the Immigration Department, and the Department for Child Protection with the opportunity to order Court Approved DNA Paternity Tests DIRECT at the lowest prices.

To order your free DNA testing kit visit http://www.dnabioservices.com.au or visit 1 of the new office locations to collect at convenience, alternatively call 1300 768 428 24 hours a day to speak to the knowledgable team.

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GeneCell International Expands its Cord Blood and Dental Pulp Services to Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru and Puerto Rico

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) December 27, 2011

GeneCell International, an international leader in the processing and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells, announced today the expansion of its services into four additional Latin American markets.

The company, with its corporate headquarters located in Miami, Florida, privately collects, processes and stores stem cells from umbilical cord blood, dental pulp and adipose tissue that can later be used to treat a variety of diseases. GeneCell International has deep roots in Latin America and more than a decade of experience in helping parents make informed decisions that can lead to potentially life-saving possibilities. The company also plans to collaborate with the medical community to further educate the expecting parents on the benefits stem cells offer.

This expansion into Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru and Puerto Rico provides easily-accessible resources for parents in these countries looking to preserve viable adult stem cells from both umbilical cord blood and dental pulp, said GeneCells Operations Director, Jose Cirino. GeneCell believes in offering the best support and advice to the medical community to ensure parents are given the best and most up to date information in making an informed decision on preserving their childs stem cells that can potentially save a life of a family member. Cord blood is rich in stem cells and there is less risk for the recipients immune system to reject these cells, because certain immune cells found in the cord blood are not mature. These cells can later be used to treat a variety of diseases and blood disorders within the immediate family, are free of ethical debate and patients can get the treatment in about three weeks – as opposed to six to eight for bone marrow from an adult donor, added Dr. Todd R. Flower, Genecells Director of Research and Laboratory Operations.

Alongside its commitment to educating the public on the benefits of stem cell preservation, GeneCell is always on the forefront in providing information for those who may require stem cells for medical treatments. With more than a decade of experience, GeneCell has maintained a large presence in Latin America – promoting the practice and encouraging families to bank their childs stem cells to help protect their loved ones.

About Umbilical Cord Blood Preservation

Umbilical cord blood preservation is a process by which blood is collected from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby and is stored cryogenically in a specially-designated bank. According to the National Marrow Donor Program, cord blood contains cells that can be transfused to a patient to treat various diseases, including lymphoma and leukemia. The list of illnesses that can be treated with cord blood continues to grow. In addition, the cord blood can be used to treat the child from whom the blood was collected as well as some first-degree relatives who are a close genetic match, such as immediate family members. Cord blood banking is regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and each year more and more parents choose to save their childrens cord blood should the medical need arise.

About Dental Pulp Stem Cells

One of the major advantages one gets from harvesting stem cells from his own body is that there will be no refusal of these cells when they are harvested and subsequently re-implanted. In the future, medical researchers anticipate being able to use technologies derived from stem cell research to treat a wider variety of diseases including Parkinsons, Alzheimers, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, heart diseases, liver disease, multiple sclerosis, muscle damage and many other diseases. The discovery that human dental pulp tissue contains a population of multi-potent mesenchymal dental pulp stem cells with the ability to reproduce quickly for self-renewal and the ability to differentiate into functional odontoblast has revolutionized dental research and opened new avenues in particular for reparative and reconstructive dentistry and tissue engineering in general.

About GeneCell International, LLC.

GeneCell International, LLC is a trusted provider of collection, processing and storage of umbilical cord blood, dental pulp (teeth), and adipose (fat) from which stem cells can be extracted to treat a variety of diseases and disorders. GeneCell operates state-of-the-art laboratories and storage facilities for the cord blood of thousands of clients, headquartered in Miami, Florida and with local offices in Central Florida, Colombia (2), Costa Rica (3), Dominican Republic, Honduras (2), Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela (10).

For more information and to learn more about cord blood, dental pulp, adipose tissue stem cell banking benefits or other services visit http://www.genecell.com, http://www.genecelldentalpulp.com, or http://www.lvcm.com.ve.

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