The Successful Career and Philanthropic Activities of Dick DeVos

In West Michigan, the social status of one should not be determined by how one is dressed or the car they are driving but from how much they give. The name Dick DeVos is one of those recognized as wealthy and philanthropic families. For the first time, the DeVos family is giving information to the public about their charitable activities which are an estimate of $1.2 billion of lifetime giving. Forbes indicated that the family had given out $94 million in 2014 and ranked them at the 20th position among the top fifty philanthropists. According to the DeVos family, the only reason they issued this information to the Forbes magazine is that they believe the list created by the magazines generates an important conversation on giving and supporting communities.

 

Dick DeVos has served in a number of executive positions at The Windquest Group, Amway, and the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Dick DeVos became the chief executive officer and president of Orlando Magic in 1991 and served in that capacity for three years. He then assumed the role of vice president of Amway International and was responsible for the operations of the company in eighteen countries. Dick DeVos served as the president of Amway from 1993 to 2002 and was responsible for all of the company’s operations in six continents. In his final year working for the company, he reported an outstanding performance of $4.5 billion.

 

Dick DeVos is a generous man, and together with his family, he has led several community initiatives. He formed the Education Freedom Fund that awarded more than four thousand scholarships to the underprivileged children in Michigan and offers his services at the State Board of Education. Dick DeVos has also led regional healthcare improvement and downtown revitalization which includes $130M heart hospital, $75M downtown arena, $30M Downtown market, and $212M convention center among others. Due to his excellent performance, Dick DeVos was appointed to work at the Federal Aviation Administration Management Advisory Council by Elaine L.Chao in 2017.

 

Away from work, Dick DeVos who is a graduate of Northwood University is also a qualified helicopter and aircraft pilot and a two time National Champion Sailor. He is married to Betsy, and they have a family of seven children and six grandchildren. Dick DeVos is also an author of New York Times best-selling book “Rediscovering American Values” which was published in seven different languages in 1997.

 

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Market America Miami international conference tickets already oversubscribed

The world renowned e commerce platform Market America has already rolled out the location and dates for the 2018 international convention. Market America usually holds this conference yearly and in attendance are executives of the various countries where the company has extended its tentacles. Market America has had a global expansion early in the decade, and to streamline its operations worldwide, it chose to be holding these conferences whereby the executives are addressed by leading and reputable scholars in the area of trade and retailing. This location will be Miami. The market America Miami conference is extended to be the largest in attendance noting the fact that there is already an oversubscription of a record transnational population.

 

Market America Miami conventions will be a major opportunity for the manufacturers of the various products that the platform is renowned for selling to meet one on one with the sellers and this is likely to be a boost for the online trader as their employees get to learn valuable products tips. Those tips are essential essentially for the kind of niche that Market America has become renowned for.

 

In the market, America Miami conference will be attendant of aspiring online store owners who will get a real life experience of how the platform work to help them succeed as traders. Market America Miami branch will also take this as an opportunity to showcase the beach related products that they have been selling. Tickets for the market America conference are still available at www. unfranchise.com.

 

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Norman Pattiz: Advertising in the Podcast Era

On Feb. 9, 2017, PRNewswire released a story about the first studies ever conducted to measure the effectiveness of podcast advertising. The principals involved are Norman Pattiz and Tom Webster. Mr. Pattiz is Executive Chairman of PodcastOne, and Mr. Webster is a VP at Edison Research.

 

The team came together to create a series of studies involving five major national consumer brands from a variety of categories. The goal was measuring brand lift before and after the advertising campaign. And the results showed powerful positive influence in three distinct areas; brand recall, intent to purchase, and recall of specific messaging.

 

The studies also provided other notable findings including mention of a brand post-campaign up 7%, and unaided awareness increased for three products in three separate categories. First, 47% for financial services followed by, 37% for an automobile aftermarket, 24% for a lawn and garden, and awareness of a campaign message for a restaurant increased by 76%.

 

Over-all post-campaign respondents identified the brand more quickly, had an increased interest in purchasing the product, and could pull up a message about the product at a higher percentage.

 

Norman Pattiz has about four decades of experience in radio syndication and is the founder and Executive Chairman of PodcastOne. He also founded Westwood One and led that organization to the top of the competitive podcast programming mountain. He left most of his competitors in the dust as he provided quality programming in news, sports, entertainment, and talk show.

 

Westwood One worked in every area of radio by owning, managing, or distributing to many major networks. They were active in the biggest broadcasts of sports, talk, and music. In 2012, Pattiz saw an opportunity to fill a gaping hole in the audio on demand industry and created PodcastOne.

 

For those who aren’t familiar with Podcast One, the company leads the way in digital on demand spoken-word audio. His innovative broadcasting has evolved into a network of over two hundred shows. The lineup is awash in celebrities and covers a broad scope of subjects including politics, comedy, medicine, fitness, sports, sex, and much more. And, apparently, for advertisers looking to reach a vast and diverse audience, Podcast One is like a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

 

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