Jun 17

Eyeview & Visit Myrtle Beach Partner to Promote South Carolina Tourist Destination Through Personalized Video …

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –> NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Jun 17, 2014) – Eyeview, the - leading provider of personalized online video advertising solutions for brand marketers, has partnered with Visit Myrtle Beach to increase tourism to the - South Carolina destination. Through a personalized video advertising campaign, Eyeview helped to deliver over 45,000 clicks to VisitMyrtleBeach.com & generated a 28% click out rate to advertisers, higher than other display & video advertising efforts utilized in the - past. “We needed a viable video platform in that could assist us reach & inspire new audiences at scale, yet allowed us to easily deliver customized messaging in combination with advanced consumer targeting,” asserted Scott Schult, EVP of Marketing from Visit Myrtle Beach. “Eyeview’s creatively led answer did just this. It allowed us to have multiple calls to action, tailored to different audiences, in order to truly optimize the - crusade for the - best results.” The crusade was devised to generate awareness for the - Myrtle Beach area as the - perfect destination for a Spring getaway. It featured a wide array of diverse entertainment & dining options & local attractions, alongside specific spring vacation deals. Eyeview’s unique personalized video capabilities enabled Visit Myrtle Beach to leverage demographic, behavioral & geo-location based information in order to target consumers with individually tailored creative, dramatically increasing the - efficacy of the - advertising crusade in comparison to previous mass targeted efforts. “Our unique answer enabled Visit Myrtle Beach to highlight different aspects or attractions of the - very popular tourist destination, to different target demographics,” asserted Oren Harnevo, CEO & co-founder of Eyeview. “This way, they could ensure they were delivering the - most relevant creative to the - right audience, & truly maximize the - impact of the - campaign. Tourism is an expanding vertical for us & we are seeing increasing interest from this specific industry.” Eyeview moreover layered seasonal targeting in to the - personalized videos, showcasing the - weather conditions in the - individual markets targeted, namely the - Northeast & the - Midwest, a move which proved highly effective in enticing people to leave the - colder climes & book a vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. …

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Jun 17

Pough says fundraising efforts allowed S.C. State to hold summer workouts

“Lift-A-Buldog” has once again enabled the - South Carolina State football team to hold summer workouts. Bulldogs’ head football coach Buddy Pough confirmed the - fund-raising efforts will allow 50-55 players to attend the - Summer II session starting June 22 & hold unsupervised workouts starting June 27 through July 25. S.C. State is expected to begin training camp a week after in preparation for the - Aug. 30 season-opener at Benedict College in the - Palmetto Capital City Classic. The Tigers received an NCAA waiver to allow them to open earlier than the - official start of competition for Division II schools. The Bulldogs have won the - last 12 meetings of the - series, which dates back to 1927. This includes last year’s 59-6 rout over Benedict at Williams-Brice Stadium. 2014 S.C. STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 8/30 at Benedict College 4 p.m. …

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Jun 17

Governor Haley announces 7,100 new jobs, $800 million in capital investment

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today joined elected officials, economic development professionals & company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities in South Carolina, creating 7,100 new jobs & investing $800 million in their respective projects. The three separate announcements combine to mark the - most jobs formally announced in a single day in South Carolina’s history. Giti Tire formally announced its plans to establish a new manufacturing plant in Chester County & to create 1,700 new jobs. The Lash Group, Incorporated plans to bring 2,400 jobs to the - area by establishing their national headquarters in York County, & LPL Financial LLC will moreover establish a headquarters in York County, resulting in an additional 3,000 new jobs. The 3,000 jobs formally announced by LPL Financial represent the - single biggest announcement in York County’s history. “It doesn’t get any bigger or better for South Carolina than having the - ability to announce a record-breaking 7,100 new jobs in one day,” asserted Gov. Nikki Haley. “This is a huge deal for our state, the - hardworking people who live here, & one more reason why it’s a amazing day in South Carolina.” With today’s announcements, a total of 56,239 jobs & $13.6 billion in capital investment has-been formally announced by Gov. …

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Jun 17

Singapore tire maker bringing 1,700 jobs to South Carolina

U.S. jobs outlook The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate after a dismal start to the - year even though the - job market won’t return to full employment until 2017. That was the - forecast offered Monday by the - International Monetary Fund. The IMF noted in that steady job gains & other data suggest a rebound. Employers have added 200,000-plus jobs for four straight months, & the - unemployment rate has fallen to 6.3%. Yet, the - organization foresees the - economy growing a modest 2% in 2014, below its previous estimate of 2.7%. That would be nearly identical to the - 1.9% growth in 2013. Associated Press -- Reports FORT MILL – Gov. Nikki Haley toured the - Interstate 77 corridor Monday touting her reputation as a jobs governor while announcing 7,100 new jobs coming to in that part of the - state. …

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Jun 17

Kornblut: Gamecocks&#39; 2015 recruiting class shaping up

South Carolina’s recruiting efforts surged over the - past week, with four more commitments, raising the - Gamecocks’ 2015 class total to 17. Defensive end Quandeski Whitlow (6-4, 228) of Opelika, Ala., attended USC’s camp last weekend, arriving without an offer. But he must have made a positive impression on recruiter & linebackers coach Kirk Botkin 'cause he was offered after the - camp. And on Monday, he accepted in that offer by announcing a commitment to the - Gamecocks. Whitlow, the - cousin of former Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow, picked the - Gamecocks over Kentucky & Miami. He moreover in consideration Mississippi State. The Gamecocks won the - battle for highly coveted offensive lineman Austin Clark (6-6, 295) of Lexington, Va., Thursday night when he picked them over Virginia Tech, Tennessee & Ohio State. Clark moreover visited Tennessee & Virginia Tech in the - days leading up to his decision to compare & contrast those programs with USC. Clark is the - third offensive lineman to commit to USC for the - 2015 class. USC has had success in recent years of time recruiting & developing linebackers who were not household names in recruiting circles. …

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Jun 17

7,100 new jobs: Biggest day of job announcements in South Carolina history

Three announcements on Monday are to produce more than 7,000 jobs – a record day for development in South Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley joined elected officials, economic development professionals & company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities, creating 7,100 new jobs & investing $800 million in their respective projects. The three separate announcements combine to mark the - most jobs formally announced in a single day in South Carolina’s history, according to Haley. * Giti Tire formally announced its plans to establish a new manufacturing plant in Chester County & to create 1,700 new jobs. * The Lash Group, Incorporated plans to bring 2,400 jobs to the - area by establishing their national headquarters in York County. * LPL Financial LLC will moreover establish a headquarters in York County, resulting in an additional 3,000 new jobs. The 3,000 jobs formally announced by LPL Financial represent the - single biggest announcement in York County’s history. “It doesn’t get any bigger or better for South Carolina than having the - ability to announce a record-breaking 7,100 new jobs in one day,” Haley said. …

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Jun 17

More neutral-site games may be in Gamecocks future

COLUMBIA — When Ray Tanner grabbed the - South Carolina athletic director reins in July of 2012, he quickly realized the - Gamecocks had just six home football games on the - 2014 schedule. So Tanner & Deputy Athletics Director Charles Waddell went to work. At in that point, USC knew it would host four SEC teams, Furman & a non-Big 5 conference team (initially Troy yet after changed to South Alabama) in 2014. The Gamecocks were moreover scheduled to face East Carolina at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte & travel to Clemson. Tanner & Waddell negotiated a comprehensive agreement with East Carolina in that shifted the - 2014 game to Williams-Brice Stadium & added games to an ongoing series in that renewed in 2011. But it wasn’t cheap. USC will pay East Carolina the - sum of $1.2 million to come to Columbia on Sept. 6. In addition, according to figures acknowledged to the - Board of Trustees on Friday, the - Gamecocks are writing a check for $900,000 to South Alabama for the - Nov. 22 contest. …

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Jun 17

S.C. DHEC threatens fines for Savannah River Site cleanup delays

In a Monday letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, DHEC director Catherine Templeton repeated her criticism of cleanup efforts at the - South Carolina site. The letter was in response to a recent revision to a liquid-waste cleanup schedule, pushing back the - timeline for closing the - Cold War-era storage tanks 'cause of funding cuts. Templeton called the - 37 million gallons of highly radioactive waste “the single biggest environmental threat to South Carolina.” She threatened to fine the - federal government $105,000 a day for failure to start the - Salt Waste Processing Facility & $10,000 a day for failure to close the - tanks.

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Jun 17

3 companies announce 7,100 jobs along I-77 in S.C.

FORT MILL, S.C. — Three companies formally announced plans Monday to bring a combined 7,100 jobs to South Carolina’s Interstate 77 corridor, though many of those jobs are moving just minutes south from Charlotte, North Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley called the - back-to-back-to-back news conferences the - “ultimate hat trick.” It’s thought to be the - biggest number of new jobs formally announced in a single day in South Carolina. The total investment over a decade is expected to be $800 million. York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell asserted the - projects build momentum in marketing & transforming the - region between Charlotte & Columbia. They consist of one manufacturing plant & two office campuses. Singapore-based Giti Tire is building its 1st North American plant in rural Chester County, creating 1,700 new jobs over the - next decade. The 1.8 million square-foot manufacturing & distribution facility in Richburg, expected to cost $560 million, will make passenger & light truck tires. It will be the - company’s ninth manufacturing plant worldwide. …

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Jun 17

Tennessee officials issue warning on new, “very painful” mosquito-borne virus

Tennessee health authorities are warning about a painful mosquito-borne illness in that is beginning to show 1st signs in in the - state. The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating the - state’s 1st potential cases of chikungunya, a virus transmitted by daytime biting mosquitos. Tennesseans showing symptoms of the - disease so far have been limited to people who recently traveled to the - Caribbean, where the - illness is now an epidemic with over 100,000 suspected cases, health authorities said. Those who contract the - illness typically experience varying degrees of fever, joint & muscle pain, rash & joint swelling. Deaths are rare, yet those at most risk contain the - elderly, those with compromised immune systems, & those who have high blood pressure, diabetes and/or heart disease. “This is frequently a terribly painful & uncomfortable illness, with no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for those infected,” asserted TDH Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner. Recovery from the - disease can be prolonged, so “prevention is the - only acceptable option.” Outbreaks have already took place in Africa, Asia, Europe & the - Indian & Pacific Ocean areas & late last year the - virus was found to have spread to the - Caribbean. Health authorities aren’t just worried about travelers contracting the - disease. They are moreover worried in that Tennessee mosquitos will bit those already infected, picking up the - virus & spreading it further. …

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