5 Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch Out For in 2018

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Make sure to keep an eye out for these five social media marketing trends that are taking over the digital marketing world in the upcoming year.

Social Media Marketing isn't a position for the timid, it is a lifestyle that must be learned, lived and executed!”

— Mike Bannan

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, December 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Did you know that on an average, we scroll through at least 300 feet (90 meters) of content daily? Not every brand’s campaign grabs our attention. It is a difficult and competitive game, as brands are trying harder to grab our attention, while our attention span has been reduced to a mere eight seconds. Brand strategy in the coming years will try more than ever to connect with their audiences across a variety of social platforms. It becomes imperative that your campaign works, more so taking into account the speed of feed. We have curated a list of five trends that we believe will impact your social media strategy in 2018.

1. Adopt chatbots: Gone are the days when chatbots meant unresponsive, hilarious and outright ridiculous software. Today, chatbots can do a lot more than just solve customer issues or order pizza for you. Various studies state that 20% of business content could be machine generated by next year. When we teach machines how to create authentic and engaging stories, the potential for advertising and marketing will become multifold. Chatbots interact with the users and deliver the solutions that they are looking for at the speed of light. Bots are developing to become smarter and empathetic. This engagement feels personal, from the user’s perspective. Chatbots are definitely a must-try social media marketing strategy in 2018 for your business.

2. Momentary content makes for good engagement: Snapchat was the early adopter of momentary content. Instagram and Facebook followed suit, owing to the huge popularity of Stories format in a short time. These content are ephemeral and disappear in 24 hours. Brands are creating a whole new digital marketing strategy for their momentary content marketing. Having your stories appear at the very top of your follower’s feed keeps your brand at the top of their mind. Many brands do a live story session with a subject matter expert. This helps the user look out for the brand more so as to not miss an informative session. Ephemeral content marketing strategy is something that you should try in 2018!

3. Augmented reality boom: Augmented reality blurs the line between reality and computer-generated content by enhancing what we see, and hear. The adoption of augmented reality on mobile phones is a quick and easy way for brands to reach their target audience. Many brands are taking their products right inside the homes of users through exclusive filters. IKEA has released an app called Place which allows users to preview how the furniture would look in their homes before they buy. As more people get warmed up to augmented reality, more people will start to feel like they are missing out on things and want to become a part of it. However, you would also have to check where your strategy fits. Make sure your AR adds value for the user and don’t simply create one for the sake of it.

4. Influencers are here to stay: Influencer marketing has grown so much over the last two years that the popularity has made it difficult to know whom to trust. Consumers expect genuine reviews from genuine influencers. Brands must seek to work with relevant influencers with industry background or knowledge. Viewers are already bored of seeing brands engage popular influencers who promote teeth whitening and a mobile phone app with the same vigor. In 2018, try and create worthwhile relationships with influencers and maintain them. Influencer marketing is going to become more authentic with brands moving to real experts instead of social influencers.

5. Make more videos: We are addicted to mobile phones, and we love our videos. In 2017, 90% of the most shared content on social media was in video format. If you are not using videos yet, you will have to quickly start using them and master the art of capturing the user’s attention in the first 3 seconds. Video is the quickest and the closest way you will come face to face with your target audience. As with everything, you need to have a clear strategy before creating a video. Taking advantage of Facebook Live and Instagram Live is also a smart strategy. Ensure that the video is of the highest quality and engaging. You will also have to consider making the best design and make sure to add subtitles to attract users when they are watching with sound off.

At Results Driven Marketing, we are experts in implementing effective social media marketing strategies to help our clients drive business to their company. Give us a call, or drop us a note for a 45 minute no charge consultation. Contact us today at 215-393-8700 and see how we can help you!

Mike Bannan
Results Driven Marketing, LLC
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Here Are The Top 8 Content Marketing Trends Lawyers Should Know

Law Firm Marketing Agency

Content marketing is vital for any digital marketing strategy. Do it properly to increase your SEO value and the potential to increase new clients is enormous.

From solo firms to AmLaw 250 firms, the ACE team has ideas and strategies that will help you tell your story and increase your digital visibility.”

— Mary Ann Fasanella, Founder

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, December 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Law Firm Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content. It aims to attract and retain a defined audience and ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.

Digital strategies for a law firm have evolved significantly. Here are some content marketing trends which are most important for law firms that you could follow:

Analytics Marketing

Digital marketing is no more a tool; it has become a part of life. It allows prospects and clients to find the information they seek quickly. Email and social media enable law firms to connect and engage directly with their targeted audience without relying on intermediaries.

Law firms can now collect information on digital interactions with their prospects and clients to glean actionable insights into which marketing and business development strategies are providing a high return on investment.
SEO plays a major role in who and how fast people can view your content. Law firms that have content that follow the best SEO practices will results in a higher spot on the search engine listings, resulting in more clicks than if your site was stuck on the 10th page.

Paid media

'Paid media' or 'social advertising' is becoming a very effective tool for law firms. Social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn provide law firms a platform to promote their page to their targeted audience. Facebook, for instance, allows law firms to upload a list of email addresses of current and prospective clients, then creates a list of similar people based on various factors. It is called Facebook custom audience.

To know more about this click: https://www.facebook.com/business/a/custom-audiences. LinkedIn also has come out with a feature that has similar functionality.

Integrated Campaign

Rather than market an entire law firm or even a practice area, these firms are creating campaigns around "hot topics" that they know their clients and prospects are interested in. In many instances, firms create microsites(or blogs) to provide focus and thought leadership to their target audiences.

These businesses are also developing a content strategy around each campaign to determine the type of content they will use for it. Once the content and platform are ready, firms can create a plan to promote the site and its content and make sure that they measure the results carefully.

Leverage Automation

Automate every task imaginable, including functions related to creating, publishing and promoting content. Let’s say someone visits your legal-blog and signs up for regular updates; automatically they could receive a personalized response from the managing partner or a lawyer in a specific department.

Depending on the client’s response, a series of automated ‘if-this-then-that’ (IFTT) follow-up can be triggered. Automation is slowly becoming an integral part of law firm marketing.

Dynamic Content

Dynamic content is content that you create once, but it changes according to the audience viewing it. The dynamic material in the form of images, text or offers can be replaced as per consumer with the help of a variable element inserted in the content. It helps save time and money.

It is an easy and affordable solution which can be very useful for smaller law firms. For example, email templates are automatically personalized with individual employee details to ensure consistent and accurate information. Some of the tools used are Clio, Templafy, etc.

Update and refresh old content

Re-writing or updating old articles or content is a simpler process. It takes less time than creating new content from scratch. Try and find old material which can be re-written or tweaked a little to give it a fresh look and make in evergreen.

Go deeper with in-depth white papers

Sometimes legal topics need more than 600 words to be accurately and helpfully covered. For these heavier-duty issues, you would want to set aside the blog and look at creating a white paper- up to 1,500 words.

Deep dive into a topic, such as Totten trusts. You could explore complex issues and incorporate insightful data and statistics, giving your readers a bit more to chew on than a blog post and showing the real depth of your knowledge in that particular area.

Future-proof your content

Most law firms publish some time-sensitive content, which trends for a few weeks or months or is applicable only for a short duration. They get old and lose interest very fast. Try and post most of your content which is evergreen, meaning it should stand the test of time.

For this, ask yourself, " Will this content be relevant after a year from now?"

Call Us Today

The team at Advisory Concept Evolvers know all the tricks of the trade when it comes to content. Make sure your content is clear, factual and comprehensive.

Keep it simple and to the point. If you are looking to follow the latest content marketing trends to make your law firm search engine optimized, contact one of our digital marketing experts at 215-510-2167.

Maryann Fasanella
Advisory Concept Evolvers
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Dr. Janet Smith Warfield to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every day each of us uses words to understand our world and communicate that understanding to others. But do we realize we can choose our words intentionally and powerfully to co-create the kind of world we want to live in?

Dr. Janet Smith Warfield is a renowned international speaker, workshop facilitator, Amazon Best Selling Author, and creator of Word Sculptures.

“You can choose to hear another person’s words not as the truth of the situation but as their perception of It,” says Dr. Warfield. “People create their own word sculptures of what is transpiring in their lives. Each of us creates word maps of our experiences, each in our own unique way.”

According to Dr. Warfield, we are all conditioned to think certain ways from the time we are born. Words separate, divide and categorize. If we want to live in a peaceful, powerful, prosperous planet, each of us can set those intentions and with our words co-create that reality.

“Each of us possesses a unique gift with which to serve the world and one another," says Dr. Warfield. "Our spiritual path is finding that gift and courageously and humbly offering it back to serve the entire planet.”

By choosing our words wisely and experiencing them within ourselves, we can transform that radiant, luminous energy into something courageous, life-affirming and beautiful.

“Words can separate and divide us or they can bring us together,” says Dr. Warfield. “Each and every one of us gets to choose our own words in each and every moment. When we become aware of the tremendous power of our words and choices, we can co-create a peaceful, powerful, prosperous dynamic planet that respects the unique offerings of each and every one of us.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Janet Smith Warfield in an interview with Jim Masters on January 2nd at 1pm EST and with Doug Llewelyn on January 9th at 1pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

For more information, visit http://www.wordsculptures.com.

Lou Ceparano
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"Bharatachi Pratibha" a book on First Woman President of India to be Unveiled by Pranav Mukherjee

Former President of India to facilitate Pratibha Devi Singh Patil at Pune tomorrow

NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, December 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The First Woman President of India Honourable Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil completes fifty years of glorious political and social career. A book ‘ BHARATACHI PRATIBHA’ ( Jeevan Gaurav Grantha) and the Website are being released to commemorate this momentous occasion on Saturday, December, 30th 2017, 11am at Balgandhrava Ragamandir, JM road, Pune.

This book ‘BHARATACHI PRATIBHA’ ( Jeevan Gaurav Grantha) has collated and documented the memorable and sterling contributions and the illustrious services rendered by Honourable Mrs Pratibha Devi Singh Patil in enriching the social and political fabric of our country.

Former President of India and Padamvibhushan Honourable Shri. Pranav Mukherjee will felicitate Honourable Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on this remarkable occasion by unveiling the book. A galaxy of eminent personalities will grace the occasion with their august presence. Padamvibhushan Shri. Sharad Rao Pawar , Former Union Minister of Agriculture and Former Chief Minister of Maharshtra will preside over the ceremony . Honourable Mr. Davendra Fadnavis , Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde , Former Union Minister , Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Shri Girish Bapat, Guardian Minister , District Pune, Shri Prithvi Raj Chavan, Former Chief Minister , Maharashtra and Shri Patangrao Kadam, Former Chief Minister , Maharashtra will be present as the chief guests. Smt Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha Smt Vandana Chavan , MP , Rajya Sabha , Shri Sharad Ranpise , Party leader , Maharashtra Legislative Council , Shri Siddharth Dhende, Dy . Mayor, PMC, Pune and Dr. Ajinkya D.Y. Patil, President D.Y. Patil Group will attend the ceremony as special guests.

Padamshree Dr. D. Y. Patil, Former Governor and chairman of this Felicitation Ceremony showered light on the program and guest list of the ceremony at the press release on Monday.

Padamvibhushan Honourable Shri. Pranav Mukherjee will present to Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil with a memento , Puneri saree , a shawl and a bouquet tomorrow to pay a tribute to her contributions in the field of politics and society as the first woman president of the country.

The book gives an insight into the inspiring journey of the former president from her home town in Jalgaon to Rashtrapati Bhavan . The Jeevan Gaurav Grantha showcases various experiences she had and the memories she made in her journey of life as a mother, wife, political leader , President of India and a philanthropist – supporter of women and people from weaker sections of the society. The book also gives accounts of her interactions and enriched experiences with distinguished personalities from diverse fields.

Under the able leadership and guidance of Dr. D.Y. Patil, an illustrious editorial committee of eminent personalities from different fields was constituted to give their contributions in making of Gaurav Grantha. These eminent persons from diverse fields have contributed their experiences and accounts of their interactions with the former first Woman President to make it a valuable read. The committee consists of : Dr. D.Y. Patil, Dr. Bhishamnarayan Singh, Dr. Raghunath Mashilkar, Dr. Vijaya Bhatkar, Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Smt. Sayyeda Hamid, Shri Raghuveer Singh Shekawat, Dr. K.H. Sancheti, Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Shri. Ashok Jain, Shri Kumar Ketkar, Shri Suresh Bhatewara, Shri Madhukar Bhave, Shri Alok Mehta, Shri Ulhas Dada Pawar, Shri Sharad Ranpise, Shri Mohan Joshi, Shri Balasaheb Shivalkar, Shri Uttam Singh Pawar, Shri Ramesh Bhagave, Shri Sanjay Jagtap, Shri Raosaheb Shekawat, Shri Jayesh Rathore, Dr. Sudhir Bhongale, Shri N.C. Joshi, Shri Shyamalatai Desai, Dr. Sanjay Gavhanne, Dr. Shailash Gujar, Adv. Pratap Pardeshi, Shri Ravi Choudhary, Shri Maruti Jadhav, Shri Amar Patil, Dr. Jaswant Patil, Shri Dileep Singh Hajare, Shri Premendra Patil, Smt. Roshni Jain.

Smt Pratibha Devi Singh Patil was born in Jalgaon on December 19th 1934. Smt. Patil received her early education from RR Vidyalaya, Jalgaon and later obtained her Master’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the Mooljee Jetha College, Jalgaon. Later, she obtained the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Government Law College, Bombay (Mumbai).While in college, she took active part in sports, excelled in table tennis and won several shields at various Inter-collegiate tournaments. Even as an MLA, she pursued her studies as a law student. Smt. Patil started her professional career as a practicing lawyer at the Jalgaon District Court and simultaneously devoted herself to various social activities, especially, for the upliftment of poor women on July 17th 1965 she got married to Shri Devi Singh Shekhawat.

At the young age of 27 years, she successfully contested her first election to the Maharashtra State Legislature from the Jalgaon Assembly constituency. Subsequently she was continuously elected four times as MLA from the Edlabad (Muktai Nagar) constituency till 1985. Thereafter, she served as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from 1985 to 1990 and later elected as a Member of Parliament to the 10th Lok Sabha in the 1991 General Elections from the Amravati constituency. She enjoys the unique distinction of not having lost a single election that she contested till date. She held positions as governor and the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. On 25thJuly 2007 she was elected the first woman President of India.

At the age of 83 years today, when she has retired from active politics, she selflessly and zealously is working for the upliftment of poor and weak. She tirelessly is championing the cause of women empowerment.
Her sole aim is to provide education to all and raise the status of Indian women in the society. Her life is an inspirational journey. A journey of a woman who came from a conservative background, balanced beautifully the role of a career woman with that of a mother and wife, carved a niche for herself in the history of India by becoming the first citizen of India and yet so humble, graceful and simple.

She is very sensitive to the issues of women empowerment and firmly believes "Education of women will ensure women empowerment."

We salute her dignity and simplicity and would endeavor to imbibe her values to become better citizens and better human beings.

Bijender Goel
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2018 Guangzhou International Fruit Expo (Fruit Expo 2018)

Fruit Expo 2018

Fruit Expo 2018 is held in Guangzhou, a place hailed as China’s most important fruit import and export distribution center with huge fruit consumption.

GUANGZHOU, GUANGDONG, CHINA, December 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —
2018 Guangzhou International Fruit Expo (Fruit Expo 2018)
Date: June, 27th-29th, 2018
Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex
Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
About Fruit Expo
· To Join Hands with Alibaba to Expand Online Fresh Produce Market
To expand the cross-boarder import and export business transaction, the strategic cooperation between Fruit Expo2018 and Alibaba- China’s Largest E-commerce Powerhouse is underway. Their participation to Fruit Expo2018 will significantly proceed the online fresh produce market in China.
· Major Fresh Produce Markets to Increase Offline Market
Fruit Expo is settled down in Guangzhou in which the largest port of China for imported fruits locates. There are many well-equipped large fruit wholesale markets in Guangzhou and surrounding cities, including
Guangzhou Jiangnan Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale
Guangdong Lishui Fresh Fruit Wholesale Market
Zhongshan Jin Tao Wholesale Market
Jiangnan Fresh Produce Wholesale Market
Jiangnan Fresh Produce Wholesale Market covers an area of 4.3 million square, trading and distributing 60% of China's imported fruits. In 2015, the trade volume of fruits and vegetables was 5.1 billion kilograms, with a total value of 24.8 billion yuan.
Preview of Fruit Expo 2018
Supported by over 100 worldwide professional media, Fruit Expo 2018 is going to be staged on a show floor of 23,000sq.m, hosting 400+ exhibitors and 15,000 visitors. From the vantage point of its host city Guangzhou, one of the biggest fruit trade hubs in Southeast Asia, Fruit Expo 2018 will be able to put its hands on the best industry resources for its attendees to share!
Exhibition Scope:
− Fresh Fruit: fresh fruits, fresh cut, organic product, etc.
− Processed Fruit: frozen fruit products, dried fruits, fruit cans, fruit juice, fruit jam, preserved fruits, nuts, highly processed fruits, etc.
− Fruit Processing Equipment & Technology;
− Cold Chain & Logistics;
− Fruit Growing & Post-harvest Handling;
− Fresh Retail & Related Technology; etc.
Fruit expo 2018 was born against this huge market. If you yearn to Chinese market, hurry up to reserve your booths, to enjoy early bird discount and a series of free promoting activities.
If you are a professional buyer, why not visit our show to seek premium suppliers!
 Organizer: Rachel Lai
You can find me as follow:
The Expo page w w w(doc)fruitexpo(doc)com

Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group
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Computer & Technology Books for Seniors, Home Users and Students

Introducing the Essential Series of computer and technology books designed to meet the needs of seniors, home users, students and computer enthusiasts.

A Great Place to Start Learning Something New”

— Student

WIDNES, CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, December 23, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Introducing the Essential Series of computer and technology books designed to meet the needs of seniors, home users, students and computer enthusiasts. The Essential Series is available in paperback and e-book formats and includes bestsellers in…

Microsoft Office 365 & 2016
Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10
Apple Macs
iPads, Kindles and Android Tablets
Computer Hardware
Internet, Email & Communication
Create: Photoshop & Photography

The series is fully illustrated using color photography and screen prints, written in a clear and concise, easy to follow step-by-step fashion, and serve as textbooks in colleges across the United States and as user guides and manuals in many homes across the world.

Many texts are also required reading for computing and IT courses such as Computing 101 and Survey of Computers and Information Systems, where students study functions of the Internet, World Wide Web, computer systems, hardware, desktop applications, desktop publishing and graphics.

The books are available from our website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Blackwells and all major bookstores.

Kevin Wilson
Elluminet Press
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Deep River Books Taps FrontGate Media to Assist Authors with Faith-based Social Media Strategy

Deep River Books

FrontGate's Faith-based Social Media Division

We are excited about the value that FrontGate’s in-depth training gives to our authors to help them maximize their online potential and grow their individual brands.”

— Bill Carmichael, President of Deep River Books

ORANGE COUNTY, CA, USA, December 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — DEEP RIVER BOOKS has selected FRONTGATE MEDIA, one of the world’s leading Faith and Family marketing agencies, to assist their authors with Social Media Coaching and Consulting.

This yearlong contract with FrontGate’s Social Media Division provides Deep River Books with two individual coaching sessions with each author, and a quarterly group webinar. Deep River Books has signed a wide variety of authors, so these coaching sessions allow FrontGate to give exclusive and focused plans and input to meet each individual author’s needs and questions. FrontGate will be assisting with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn campaigns.

The quarterly webinar conferences for the entire Deep River Books imprint will be 45-minutes in length and will allow for visuals, screen shares, and demonstrations in each area of discussion. This content will also be available for authors who may have been interested in participating, but were unable to attend the live conferences.

Topics covered for authors may include social media strategy, content development, engagement, execution and analysis.

“Many of our authors have stated that social media is something they know they need, but may not feel like they are qualified or truly understand ways to fully utilize the platforms.’ states Bill Carmichael, President of Deep River Books.
“We are excited about the value that FrontGate’s in-depth training gives to our authors to help them maximize their online potential and grow their individual brands.”

“It has never been more important for authors to develop and build their own audience through lead generation and relationship building in social media and digital communications. We love to empower authors to take control of their social media,” shares Scott A. Shuford, Founder and President of FrontGate Media. “We are excited about the excellent group of talented writers the diversity of books from Deep River Books. We look forward to raising the tide for the whole group.”

FrontGate Media has a long history of serving Christian publishers and authors, including serving as the agency for the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s (ECPA) recent events: the PUBu Marketing Conference, The Christy Awards, and the launch of their inaugural Writers’ Conference which all took place in Nashville in November.

About Deep River Books
Deep River Books has become a leader in innovative publishing solutions for authors, with several books on various best-seller lists. Their unique mentoring approach to full-service partnership publishing has set a standard for excellence in both production, marketing, and sales. http://deepriverbooks.com/

About FrontGate Media
Award-winning FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the leading marketing agency and media group specializing in the faith and family audience. With a 16-year track record of success, the firm serves as “Your Gateway to the Christian Audience.” FrontGate’s full-service agency and media group has been trusted with over 5,000 campaigns, providing Faith-based market Strategy Development, Public Relations, Social Media & Marketing, and Media Buying. FrontGate’s own Web & Events Network also provides reach to millions of people each month via their sites, events and email subscribers. Founded in 2001, FrontGate has repeatedly been honored in the Internet Advertising Competition and the WebAwards. The company plays a key role in the success of for-profit and non-profit organizations seeking the faith-based and family-friendly audiences.


Lori Heiselman
FrontGate PR
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Longtime Trump Advisor Roger Stone Beats Defamation Charges

Stone Cold Truth

Stone Cold Truth – Roger Stone

Longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone on Friday beat a defamation case by a political rival who claimed he was falsely portrayed him as a child molester.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, UNITED STATES, December 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Five of six Manhattan Supreme Court jurors discovered that the former New York gubernatorial candidate Warren Redlich "failed to prove by a fair preponderance of the credible evidence" that Stone sent out mailers calling him a sexual predator.

"The evidence wasn't strong enough," the forewoman said following the verdict was announced.

Stone ran Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis' campaign in 2010 while Redlich was on the Libertarian line.

Redlich said he was "disappointed" with the verdict but would not appeal.

Roger Stone is a seasoned political operative, speaker, pundit, and New York Times Bestselling Author featured in the Netflix documentary “Get me Roger Stone”. A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump advisor, Roger Stone, who helped create the real-estate mogul's political career.

A veteran of ten national presidential campaigns, he served as a senior campaign aide to three Republican presidents: Nixon, Reagan and, to his regret, Bush. An outspoken libertarian, he is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ”, the Clinton’s War on Women, The Bush Crime Family, and the Making of the President 2016- How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution. Mr. Stone has written for Fox Opinion, Infowars, Breitbart News, StoneZone, the Daily Caller, and the New York Times.

A well-known voice in politics for over forty years, Roger Stone often gives insights on behind-the-scenes political agendas at StoneColdTruth.com, as well as InfoWars.com, where he hosts an hour-long show every Wednesday at 3 pm ET.
Follow him at StoneColdTruth.com.


Everett Wilkinson
Acer Strategies, INC
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Bitcoin and Coin: Fact or Fiction

An absurd novel about the government of a mythical country based on absurd political thought and a cryptocurrency economy.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, December 17, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In his political manifesto Shriek: an absurd novel, Australian author Davide A Cottone introduces a cryptocurrency called COIN which becomes the economic standard of his beloved, politically bereft, mythical country of Umbugumbuland. COIN is an acronym for Certificate of Insanity.
‘The Bitcoin phenomenon has become an undeniable economic fact of the 21st century and it is inevitable that it will impact on our political systems soon,’ says Mr Cottone. ‘I want to be among the first to show how it might be done. What was once considered absurd economic thought (Bitcoin) has now become a reality. Maybe it is time for absurd political thought to become our new reality as well.’
In Shriek: an absurd novel, the eccentric protagonist Aleph McNaught is discombobulated by the inept, corrupt and worn out choices of governments mired in ‘swamps of stagnant waters’.
‘Aleph wants to drain those political swamps and replace them with something utilitarian,’ says Mr Cottone, a school teacher of thirty-five years both in Australia and overseas. ‘Maybe our politicians could take a lesson out of his book on absurd political thought and begin making a real difference instead of just talking about it.’
In the tradition of other absurdists like Albee, Beckett, Camus, Kafka, Sartre, Heller, Ionesco and Pinter in literature, and Salvador Dali in art, Mr Cottone’s work challenges the intellect of the reader.
‘It’s not just a case of what you read that matters. It’s what you need to re-read, discuss, and analyse with professors, lawyers, economists, street-loungers and bums that matters,’ says Mr Cottone. ‘Society has become traumatised by a pervading sense of hopelessness; of the meaninglessness of life. There is a clarity in the absurd that offsets the opaqueness of the status quo.’
So that may be what this novel is all about: transcending thoughts that challenge the bastions of rusted, crusted, political and economic thought just painted over repeatedly with assorted colours to make them appear fresh and new.
Mr Cottone has already written an adaptation of the novel as an absurd play in three acts called When the Curlew Comes Calling.
‘In one way or another, I must get my message out there,’ says Mr Cottone. ‘It’s the chatter that matters; on the street and behind closed doors, the chatter is about our worldwide political dilemma. Something needs to be done about it.’
More on Shriek: an absurd novel can be found at www.piebooks.net, and the book can be purchased directly from the website, in book stores or online in print and as an eBook. Any correspondence should be by email: piebooks@yahoo.com. Enquiries about the absurd play are also welcome. ##

Davide A Cottone
P.I.E. Pty Ltd
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Fran Briggs Releases the Best of Winter Reading, 2017

The Best of Winter Reading, 2017

Books showcase authors' literary talent

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Award-winning journalist, Fran Briggs has released The Best of Winter Reading, 2017. Ten authors from the U.S.A., Canada, the U. K. and beyond are being recognized as among 'The Best of Winter Reading, 2017.' The literary genres include children's, mystery, paranormal, sci-fi, wit and wisdom. The list puts the spotlight on a group of talented and distinguished authors.

It's a joy to help enthusiastic readers make quality decisions as it pertains to their reading selections–especially considering the innumerable choices available on the market," stated Briggs. "The Best of Winter Reading list is organized by title, publisher, the author's name, a short synopsis of each book, and a link for additional information and purchase. In every case, the pages will turn quickly."

"The Best of Winter Reading, 2017, is neither a rating, nor is it based on traditional criteria. Each book showcases the respective author's literary vision through subject, originality, impact, influence, and quality," she explained.

"This is not a compilation of 'greatest hits,' but rather a collection of among the best of winter reading in 2017. These authors and their sponsors deserve recognition.'

1. Resurrect: A Whitney Steel Novel (KC Publishing) by Kim Cresswell Intrigue and murder reach epidemic proportions when investigative reporter Whitney Steel receives a lead pointing to a biological attack using a new chimera virus. http://kimberleycresswell.wordpress.com

2. 9/11: Official Complicity (Author House) by Michael Rowland (Calls attention to the inconsistencies of the American government's response to 9/11, blending a mix of fact and fiction http://www.Amazon.com 

3. With Eyes Turned Skyward (CreateSpace) by Gregory Stravinski After the world has succumbed to global warming and the melting of polar ice, much of the surviving population survives in airborne communities aboard gargantuan zeppelins the size of aircraft http://www.amazon.com

4.  Ancestral Journals (CreateSpace) by Lauriel Michele A thought-provoking book of poetry, inspirational writings, modern mythology, short stories and songs http://www.Amazon.com 

5. The Reaping Of Righteous Souls (CreateSpace) Dan Collins is approached by a dark natured man named Delano, who calls himself a Reaper who is one of a legion of "harvesters" in the employ the "Creator." http://www.Amazon.com

6. The Tiana and Briana Series. Book 1 of 3: The Problem with Ms. Perfect (CreateSpace) by Doreen Allen In this delightful children's series, you will enter into the world of Tiana and Briana, a set of ten-year-old curious, twins. http://www.doreeneallen.com 

7. Sour Pill: A Guide To Surviving In The Dominant Society (CreateSpace) by Darrrell L. Gray Give the political and social climate of the this day and age, it's imperative that the African American nuclear family evolve and advance in a different and more tactical direction than ever before. http://www.Amazon.com

8. P-Whipped: The Emasculation of Humanity (Me Books) by Maya Emmett A stinging, politically-incorrect, in-depth gender study looks at the abuse of aggressive anger toward our perceived enemy—men—and its all-inclusive malignant effects on our society as a whole http://authormayaemmett.wordpress.com

9. The Final Appearance of America's Favorite Girl Next Door (Shelf Media Group) by Stephen Stark An edgy novel about love, loss and multiple realities http://www.Amazon.com

10. "Tougher Than the Rest" (Avalanche Ranch Press LLC ) by Shirleen Davies A passionate, fast-paced untamed western and historical romance. http://www.amazon.com 

Fran Briggs
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Source: EIN Presswire