Nero Consulting Named Under 2020 Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards

Nero Consulting Inc | August 04, 2020

Nero Consulting has been named one of 11 winners of the Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards. Introduced in 2019, the Excellence in Digital Service Awards recognize partners who deliver stellar business outcomes for their clients. Recognition is provided in 10 categories, with an additional award presented for special achievement among all applicants.

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MediaCom is the appointed ‘Master Media’ buying agency for NSW Government public awareness advertising (campaign) and negotiates television, radio, press, magazine, television, online, cinema, outdoor and transit rates on behalf of NSW Government. MediaCom also provides tailored strategic recommendations and fully costed media plans, as outlined within this document. MediaCom off ers two levels of planning services, determined by the complexity of the brief and the time frame allowed: Level 1 media planning services are applied for straightforward implementational plans only. Level 2 planning refers to general campaign planning including where a full strategic response is required. Consult MediaCom regarding the rate structure and to discuss your planning needs. NSW Government Advertising Policy NSW Government agencies must inform themselves of the requirements and comply with the NSW Government Advertising Guidelines. A key requirement is public awareness advertising with a total budget (including research, production, fees, media etc) of $50,000 or greater is subject to Peer Review and approval by the Cabinet Standing Committee on Communications and Government Advertising prior to media booking, production of adverts and implementation.


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Simplicity Welcomes Hank Kuonen as Partner with the Acquisition of Kuonen Insurance Marketing

Kuonen Insurance Marketing, Simplicity Group | October 07, 2022

Simplicity Group ("Simplicity") today announced the acquisition of Kuonen Insurance Marketing, LLC, an Arkansas-based brokerage organization led by Hank Kuonen. Kuonen Insurance Marketing becomes the 44th group to join Simplicity. "Hank and Rick successfully built Kuonen Insurance Marketing with a strong commitment to helping financial professionals grow their business and serve their clients," said Bruce Donaldson, President and CEO of Simplicity. "Hank and Rick successfully built Kuonen Insurance Marketing with a strong commitment to helping financial professionals grow their business and serve their clients," said Bruce Donaldson, President and CEO of Simplicity. "Now with the combined marketing and product resources of the Simplicity Group behind him, we know going forward Hank will be able to help more agents and serve more clients with his unique brand of entrepreneurial professionalism. We are thrilled to welcome Hank to Simplicity." "I am excited to grow my business with the full power of Simplicity behind me," said Hank Kuonen. "Everyone I have met at Simplicity has demonstrated a thoughtful approach to our new partnership, and has taken care as we begin integrating my business into the broader organization. Fully utilizing Simplicity's back-office functions and tapping into their marketing programs and training events will allow me to do what I love: to connect with and support agents as they support their clients' needs." About Kuonen Insurance Marketing Founded in 1985 by Rick Kuonen, Kuonen Insurance Marketing supports independent financial professionals. With access to top carriers, and a deep commitment to customer service, Kuonen distinguishes itself as a leading Brokerage Agency. About Simplicity Group Simplicity Group is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing financial product distribution companies, which has had 44 distribution businesses join its partnership (including Kuonen Insurance Marketing). Each of Simplicity's operating businesses is directed by its local management team and benefits from access to Simplicity's group resources. Through partnership with top distribution organizations and technology companies, Simplicity seeks to provide compelling business solutions that will attract the industry's best leadership, talent, advisors, agents, and future partners. Simplicity supports independent financial advisors and agents across the country with investment, annuity and life insurance solutions with a focus on client education, consumer value and partnership. For more information, please visit: www.simplicitygroup.com and follow the Company on LinkedIn.

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AscellaHealth Named National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Strategic Channel Partner of the Year

AscellaHealth | September 26, 2022

AscellaHealth, a global healthcare and specialty pharmacy solutions company, is extremely honored to be named Strategic Channel Partner of the Year at the recent National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Annual Meeting & Expo. This award is given to an organization such as a manufacturer, technology provider, GPO, Hub service provider, logistics provider, nonprofit or other that provides a service or solution to facilitate the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective specialty pharmacy care. Honored to receive this award, Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth says, "This extraordinary recognition by such an esteemed organization as NASP belongs to our talented team of strategic innovators with unparalleled industry experience and expertise. It is extremely gratifying to gain this unique distinction in the specialty pharmacy market and our entire organization is deserving of this hon Honored to receive this award, Dea Belazi, president and CEO, AscellaHealth says, "This extraordinary recognition by such an esteemed organization as NASP belongs to our talented team of strategic innovators with unparalleled industry experience and expertise. It is extremely gratifying to gain this unique distinction in the specialty pharmacy market and our entire organization is deserving of this honor.” AscellaHealth is part of The AscellaHealth Family of Companies: including subsidiaries Optime Care dedicated to rare, orphan/ultra-orphan disease patients and Terebellum, a global organization serving pharmaceutical manufacturers. Belazi continues, "The AscellaHealth Family of Companies provide single-source, end-to-end solutions to tighten the specialty pharmacy value chain. In the highly fragmented current marketplace with multiple vendors handling each stage of the pre-launch, commercialization, distribution and fulfilment processes, manufacturers value our one stop, consultative approach. Most importantly, we are always mindful of putting patients at the center of all our initiatives." With a focus on optimizing access to expensive specialty and rare disease medications and improving patient outcomes, AscellaHealth provides a full spectrum of cutting-edge programs and services that are valued by all stakeholders, including patients, payers, life sciences manufacturers and providers. AscellaHealth core services include pre-commercialization and market access, comprehensive Hub and patient support, exclusive distribution partnerships and national specialty medication fulfillment, data analytics, supply chain logistics and payer/pharmaceutical financial solutions. To learn more about AscellaHealth’s unique life sciences solutions, email businessdevelopment@ascellahealth.com About AscellaHealth LLC AscellaHealth is a global Healthcare & Specialty Pharmacy solutions organization serving patients, payers, life sciences manufacturers and providers, offering a comprehensive portfolio of customized, tech-enabled specialty pharmaceutical and personalized medical management services. A multiple Inc. 5000 winner, AscellaHealth’s unique, patient-centric approach is built upon proprietary technology processes for innovative programs and services optimizing health outcomes and quality of life for patients with complex chronic conditions or rare diseases that require specialty medications and/or gene and cell therapies. Most recently, AscellaHealth has joined with its subsidiaries, Optime Care and Terebellum to form the AscellaHealth Family of Companies. Visit www.AscellaHealth.com.

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Auxilius adds industry veteran Sharon Langan as VP, Channel & Strategic Partnerships

Auxilius | September 09, 2022

Today, Auxilius announces that Sharon Langan will be joining the organization as Vice President of Channel & Strategic Partnerships. In this newly formed role, she will be responsible for business development, channel and strategic partner relationships, and community building across the biopharma finance and accounting discipline. Sharon brings decades of industry experience to Auxilius, having served as Global Practice Leader of Finance and Life Sciences at Informa Connect (previously CBI) for the past 20 years. During this time, she was responsible for product commercialization, marketing, event production, content curation, sales enablement, and public relations. She also founded the Life Sciences Finance & Accounting Congress, an industry-leading network and forum for Chief Financial Officers and their teams. She started her career in the Audit and Assurance function at Deloitte and received her Bachelor's in Business and Accounting at Assumption University. "The relationships and network that Sharon has built in this industry speak volumes. Sharon is passionate and deeply committed to empowering finance and accounting leaders," said Adam Weisman, CEO and co-founder of Auxilius. "The relationships and network that Sharon has built in this industry speak volumes. Sharon is passionate and deeply committed to empowering finance and accounting leaders," said Adam Weisman, CEO and co-founder of Auxilius. "The contributions Sharon has made to this community are remarkable, and I'm incredibly proud that she has decided to join the Auxilius team." "I have spent years alongside the biotech and finance accounting community, understanding the unique problems they face, the importance of the work they do, and the passion they bring to their organizations. Auxilius gives this community something new: a comprehensive, real-time, actionable view of their R&D and clinical trial spend," said Sharon. "Biotechs aim to get life-saving therapies to patients consistently and cost effectively. We're here to help them do so." About Auxilius Auxilius was purpose-built by a team with decades of experience at the intersection of finance and healthcare to address the unique operational, financial, and accounting needs of clinical trials. The company helps biotechs accomplish more by augmenting manual clinical business operations and FP&A/accounting processes with intuitive software works with a company's existing tech stack to scale alongside their portfolio. This allows companies conducting clinical trials to take control over trial costs and clinical vendors, to manage financial risk, and to optimize spend in pursuit of trial targets. The company is backed by notable investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Renegade Partners, and XYZ Venture Capital. To learn more, please visit www.auxili.us.

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Trust Software Launches B2B Checkout Platform for TikTok Marketing Partners

Trust Software | September 19, 2022

Trust Software Inc, a fintech that develops marketing payment products, today announced the launch of Market, a B2B checkout platform built for the marketing ecosystem. Alongside the launch of Market, Trust Software also announced that TikTok's more than 60 marketing partners will get exclusive access to the Market platform, preferred pricing, and access to early features. This is in addition to Market's core feature-set, which include immediate payouts, the ability to offer flexible payment terms, streamlined billing, and payment-integrated loyalty programs. Trust Software Inc, a fintech that develops marketing payment products, today announced the launch of Market, a B2B checkout platform built for the marketing ecosystem. Alongside the launch of Market, Trust Software also announced that TikTok's more than 60 marketing partners will get exclusive access to the Market platform, preferred pricing, and access to early features. This is in addition to Market's core feature-set, which include immediate payouts, the ability to offer flexible payment terms, streamlined billing, and payment-integrated loyalty programs. Market is launching specifically for the marketing ecosystem – ad platforms, agencies, marketplaces, and SaaS – allowing businesses to offer their customers flexible payment terms, get paid faster, and build integrated loyalty programs that can increase sales and retention. While Market is exclusively offered to TikTok marketing partners today, they will quickly be expanding to other partner programs over the coming weeks. "Market solves a real problem for the TikTok partner ecosystem. Marketing partners get paid faster to increase cash flow, while brands buy now and pay later to invest in growth. It is a rare win-win within the marketing ecosystem." said David Shaw, Director of Monetisation Partnerships at TikTok. "Market solves a real problem for the TikTok partner ecosystem. Marketing partners get paid faster to increase cash flow, while brands buy now and pay later to invest in growth. It is a rare win-win within the marketing ecosystem." said David Shaw, Director of Monetisation Partnerships at TikTok. Borow continues, "As one of the largest global advertising platforms, we are excited to support TikTok marketing partners. These are businesses doing incredible things in marketing and we want to help simplify their billing and payments process so they can spend more time building great products." About Trust Software Trust Software builds marketing payment products, including Market, the recently launched B2B checkout platform built for the marketing ecosystem. Founded by a team of Snap alums, Trust Software is headquartered in Los Angeles and is backed by Lerer Hippeau, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Manta Ray, Sapphire Sport, Upfront Ventures, and Upper90. Learn more at https://www.trustsoftware.co/ and http://getmarket.com/.

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MediaCom is the appointed ‘Master Media’ buying agency for NSW Government public awareness advertising (campaign) and negotiates television, radio, press, magazine, television, online, cinema, outdoor and transit rates on behalf of NSW Government. MediaCom also provides tailored strategic recommendations and fully costed media plans, as outlined within this document. MediaCom off ers two levels of planning services, determined by the complexity of the brief and the time frame allowed: Level 1 media planning services are applied for straightforward implementational plans only. Level 2 planning refers to general campaign planning including where a full strategic response is required. Consult MediaCom regarding the rate structure and to discuss your planning needs. NSW Government Advertising Policy NSW Government agencies must inform themselves of the requirements and comply with the NSW Government Advertising Guidelines. A key requirement is public awareness advertising with a total budget (including research, production, fees, media etc) of $50,000 or greater is subject to Peer Review and approval by the Cabinet Standing Committee on Communications and Government Advertising prior to media booking, production of adverts and implementation.

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