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Snowball Launches Simplest Way To Invest in Crypto Indices

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The selection process for investing in individual tokens is fraught with uncertainty and suffers from uneven regulation. Selecting winners from losers and trying to time the market has proven incredibly difficult. However, actively-managed portfolios often underperform, not to mention that the fees they charge can significantly impact any investor gains. As a case in point, globally-recognized cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital’s Digital Asset Fund has underperformed against bitcoin, dropping 26% last May compared with bitcoin’s decline of 15%. Nobel laureate Eugena Fama and Kenneth French carried out a study which found that only 2% of the 3,156 fund managers they examined had statistically significant evidence of success, and concluded that a portfolio of low-cost index funds is likely to perform as well as a portfolio of the top 3% of actively-managed funds and better than the other 97%!

Snowball Selection Process

The Snowball team is consistently observing the cryptocurrency market, looking for new entrants into the index space, then performing the necessary fund evaluation and selection process to bring new portfolios onto our platform. While the effort to evaluate indices is expected to be ongoing, since the methodologies of indices do not change, the effort is singular, allowing significantly more coverage by a smaller team, while providing broad market coverage across the entire spectrum.

Snowball employs a strict selection process to assure that portfolios listed on its platform meet a high standard of quality. We have identified the following critical evaluation criteria as the baseline for our selection process.

The app, who has established major partnerships with Kraken, PrimeTrust (SEC qualified custody ensuring money of investors are stored safely) Plaid and Bittrex boosts one, easy to use place for investors to begin their crypto investing journey. They aim to not only make mass adoption possible but to also make it as seamless and easy for the investor to find success by handling most of the due diligence on the back end of the app. Following in the footsteps of Vanguard’s John Bogle who pioneered traditional index fund investing the Snowball app strictly offers bundled investment options or what they call ”crypto portfolios”, all of which have been hand-selected and heavily vetted by their team of professionals and are set to automatically rebalance to follow the fund’s allocations. Taking out the guesswork and extensive research needed to figure out which tokens to buy and sell

The mobile app was approved earlier this year by the SEC as a Registered Investment Advisor, becoming one of the first platforms of it’s kind to be registered with the SEC and allowing them to make investment recommendations through their mobile application. Snowball is now available for download on Apple App Store for people based in the US.

“I’m excited to see the launch of Snowball’s new smart crypto investment automation platform because it will finally provide Main Street investors with access to sophisticated investment and trading strategies for crypto assets.” Brian Kerr, CEO of Kava.io and Investor in Snowball

SCIA empowers everyone to invest intelligently and efficiently in cryptocurrency. We have ‘smart technology, now it’s time to implement ‘smart investment.’

So, what is ‘smart investment’?

“It’s about finding someone whose livelihood is trading in cryptocurrencies; someone who has access to information; someone who has that ivy league degree; who has an evolving investment thesis and is doing diligence on every single token, reading all the whitepapers and shaking the hands of those CEO’s and teams. You need to consistently track their progress and create your own research and thesis-based off that information; subscribe to that.”Parul Gujral

So, with Snowball, it’s as simple as downloading the app, connecting your bank account that you use every day, choosing the portfolio you want to invest in, and then sitting back to watch your portfolio snowball and grow.

Users of Snowball can also look forward to features like tax optimization, tax-loss harvesting, staking and their investments paying them interest which are set to be released on their platform in the coming months.

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Powerful Instagram Features Make Email Marketing Hassle Free

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Your email marketing efforts will be hassle free when you make the best use of the powerful features of social media networks. You will be better off when you use Instagram for that matter. As you may know, Instagram is the most popular and extensively used social media network, all due to its useful and innovative features, especially for business marketers. With the help of these features you can:

  • Create beautiful and extremely engaging email campaigns
  • Be as creative as you can with the new and most innovative drag and drop builder feature
  • Pick and use responsive templates according to your marketing need and purpose
  • Ensure proven results and improve it constantly with A/B testing the subject lines and
  • Gain more relevant and useful data to make more educated and informed decisions.

When you improve each single email at a time consistently you will be able to optimize your marketing efforts. You will also know the best time to send your emails to the customers as the latest algorithms will figure it all out for you.

The advanced tools, analytical reports and data will help you to increase the open rates of your emails by not less than 5 to 15%!

Social media marketing software

Apart from taking the help of professional social marketers such as Gramista, you must also use some of the best social media marketing software to be better off and make your marketing efforts much too easier.

There are lots of such tools and CRM software that will ensure that you get more social brand engagement or free.

One such tool that you can use is Bitrix24 that will work equally well with Facebook pages and comments along with several others such as:

  • Facebook Messenger
  • Facebook lead ads
  • Instagram
  • Viber
  • Telegram
  • Slack
  • VK
  • Skype and more.

This tool is currently used by more than 4 million marketers. This tool will work natively or through Microsoft Bot Framework.

There are also several other tools that will allow you to manage all social communications from one single place irrespective of the social network or messenger used by your customers. These are:

  • InviteReferrals which is a referral marketing software that is easy to setup
  • Hootsuite which is the most widely used tool to manage social media
  • Zoho Social that allows to schedule and manages unlimited posts and social networks
  • Buffer to track, plan, analyze, schedule, and engage from one dashboard.

There is a huge list of such tools and software to use which you should choose after consulting with a professional to gain the best results from your social and email marketing.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence since its arrival has created a significant impact on the information and internet landscape, especially in social media. It is Artificial Intelligence that has also had a significant impact in email marketing in 2018, which has made this already powerful and effective mode of marketing all the more important to consider.

Well, if you are new to it then you may not consider AI and email marketing together but for professional marketers AI plays a significant role when it comes to integrating social media and Instagram with their email marketing campaigns.

If you look at the most basic level of the matter you will see that AI has:

  • Improved the email marketing mechanics
  • Facilitated A/B testing
  • Ensured smarter and better audience segmentation
  • Provided immediate benefits by optimizing marketing strategies
  • Helped in meeting varying needs of different customers
  • Ensured that the right content is sent to the right people as the right time.

On the other hand, if you look at the more advanced side of AI you will see that it has actually:

  • Optimized the email content for precise audiences
  • Enhanced product campaigns and
  • Helped in personalizing email content as per the need of the individual customer.

Therefore. AI is strong stuff that will help you a lot in your email marketing and social media marketing depends on the amount of information you can feed it from the sales and your CRM systems.

Treat as complements

You will gain the maximum benefits and also make your social media marketing effort hassle free only if you complement email and social media with each other. This is important to do because one is good and the other is weak.

Therefore, the combination of the two, often called cross promotion, will ensure that you build one channel to others. There are different ways in which you can cross-promote the channels such as:

  • By using organic social posts
  • By using paid social ads and
  • By promoting your lead magnets.

This will help you to grow your exposure which will in turn increase the chances of growing your email subscriber list. All you need to do is create a proper plan to target your customers and design a valuable lead magnet.

Using email to build social reach

When you use email and social media you will have both strategies working in both ways eventually helping you to reach your primary goal.

  • This integration will help you to improve the results and consequences of your email campaigns ensuring that you use the social media contents in the best possible way.
  • This will in turn help you to strengthen your relation and communication with both your email subscribers and social media followers.

You will know about your subscribers and deliver them with the best content that will urge them to follow you on social media. This will enable you to stay in touch with your followers who can be your prospective clients. Therefore, make sure that you:

  • Show your social content in your newsletter
  • Invite the subscribers to share your email
  • Add social share buttons in the thank you page and
  • Retarget the subscribers with the CTA buttons who visited your account.

With these steps you will be able to remove the common artificial barrier between your customers and your brand that may potentially bridge the path of conversion that you want to follow without requiring to throw ads at random to the social media users.

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Meet Lanfranco Pescante: The Entrepreneur That’s Taking Over Florida’s Restaurant and Nightlife Scene

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Lanfranco Pescante is one of the two owners and managing partners of the Nocturnal Hospitality Group. At only thirty-three years old, Mr. Pescante has a vast Nightclub and restaurant hospitality background, stemming back to his childhood in Italy where he moved from at age seventeen, alone, to follow the American dream. 

Mr. Pescante began his journey as a dishwasher and worked his way up the ladder. He worked every single position in a restaurant and bar, moving up faster than anyone else in the industry. Along with his long time best friend David Anderson, he created the company that revolutionized events in central Florida and has produced countless events with artists ranging from Nelly to Avicii, in accordance with upholding profitable day to day venue operations. 

His fairy tale success story began with 1000+ guest house parties, dating back to the early 2000’s. They became so popular and organized with bartenders, valet, security that they had more people than clubs.

“Eventually, the club owners in town noticed and hired us. We rapidly progressed into bar and club promotions and further grew to large scale concert production and developing & managing bar-centric hospitality concepts. We brought numerous entertainers and celebrities to central Florida, huge renowned artists ranging from Avicii to Nelly. Then eventually we wanted to open our own concept and that is where the dream of Franklin Manor began,” he recalls. 

From the very start, Mr. Pescante has always loved the industry, and knew that he wanted to form a part of it.

“From the early days night clubs were my getaway. I LOVE PEOPLE, I love the night life, I love the thrill of it, I love everything about it. I love seeing guests happy enjoying their time at my venues, or when I used to throw concerts seeing 5000 people all cheering for their favorite artist and forgetting, for a short period of time, their troubles, sadness, and daily life problems,” he shares.

What sets Mr. Pescante apart are his people skills and ability to manage. He excels in the financial and operations side of the business, and is an ideal figure head of the company. People love him because he is genuine and humble and never forgets where he came from. He also is a strong leader for his team, willing to jump in for any position, if needed. He leads by example and rolls up his sleeves when the time is needed. But what sets him apart the most, is that no matter what, he doesn’t give up.

“I just don’t know how to give up, no matter if it is a huge business deal or a small chore I don’t know how to give up or lose, never have never will. I am relentless in accomplishing goals whether personal or business wise,” he says. 

When it comes to the question of what he wants his legacy to be

Mr. Pescante has the following to say, “Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be the best at everything I did. I always had visions of grandeur, like I mentioned many times throughout this interview, I truly love to see others happy, its my biggest trait so I’d like people to remember me for always being the guy that brought a bunch of cool places to their town, who always threw the most insane best events/parties in town, and the guy that never gave up when everyone thought he couldn’t do it. But honestly, it would be great to be known as a huge heart and someone that helped Tampa bay grow to a big city”.

He currently has two more top-notch projects opening in early 2020.

 “An Asian fusion restaurant called Shibui opening in downtown Tampa & La Pergola an Italian high end restaurant opening in downtown St. Pete. I am also opening the first ever celebrity chef driven event and wedding venue in USA. Lately, my thrill has switched to creating new concepts for people to enjoy, the best part about it is transforming a dream on paper to the opening day when it actually opens,” he says.

Mr. Pescante is the definition of a leader. He has led himself and those around him to success through the widely successful Nocturnal Hospitality Group. He fought relentlessly for his American dream, and without ever giving up, made it happen.

To follow this entrepreneur’s journey, please click here.

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Style Editor, Madison Russel Gives Insight on Dominating the Fashion Industry and Staying Relevant.

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Madison Russell is a 25-year-old style editor and dog mom living in the Big Apple. Over the years, Maddison has pushed her way up through the ranks and now oversees fashion content at One37PM.

Through her content, she has inspired a lot of young individuals and given them the knowledge required to venture into the unforgiving fashion industry.

In this article, Maddie shares unique insight into growing and staying relevant in the fashion niche. 

Drawing Inspiration

We all have that one thing that drives us to do remarkable things, you know! That thing that gives us the required motivation or pushes we need to set out on daring adventures. 

Well, Maddie’s inspiration to tread the fashion industry came from her mother.

As a child, Maddie always watched her mother assemble outfits in front of her full-length mirror. The beautiful colors and designs fascinated Maddison. As Maddie grew, she signed up for ballet classes and spent most of her time in the theatre. Being surrounded by tutus and Dior gowns nurtured her love for beautiful things. 

“The art of clothing and personal style is ever so captivating.” – Maddie.

Staying Relevant

The fashion industry, like any other creativity-driven niche, runs on authenticity, Maddie explains that Consumers are getting smart; they are tired of seeing the same old trend and now prefer uniform dressing and minimalism.

“Today, the fashion industry is going through a funny shift, and the only way to truly carve a name for yourself self in this niche is by being authentic, love what you do, and feel comfortable in your clothes.” – Maddie

With this in mind, you can conquer the world.

Values

Ethical values are definite rules and virtues we live by and apply in our daily activities to help up succeed at what we do. 

To Maddie, the only virtue that she requires is Hard work. She shares with us that as an editor, being a people person is essential. 

You’ve got to tolerate everyone, work with them, and oversee all their work activities. Of course, all these require an ample amount of work and effort. 

Knowing this, Maddie has trained herself to focus and put in everything she’s got into her Job as an Editor. She also possesses an eternal sense of gratitude for the opportunities that have come her way. 

Her endless strive to do more got her a job at one of the most prestigious digital publications in the world.

Having Fun

When she is off work, Madison loves to walk her dog and go on branches. And to keep off stress, she engages in long yoga sessions and reading.  

She might not act like it, but Maddie is an introvert. She gets her energy from being alone or having one-on-one conversations with people instead of talking in big groups.

Madison values time for meditation as it helps her release any negative thoughts she might have been holding back.

On a Parting Note…

The fashion industry is one that doesn’t tolerate minor setbacks or lack of creativity. And Maddison has seen that for herself. Here are some words of advice from her to anyone just starting in this niche;

“In this world of trends and people telling you what to like, you have to look within yourself and finds what gives you joy. Remember that people’s insecurities make them say and do awful things. It’s not your fault.

Finally, remind yourself how far you’ve come and why you’re passionate about it in the first place. Amidst the late nights and early mornings, keep your heart strong.”

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