Lori Senecal; Moving Force In The Advertising Industry

Lori Senecal is one of the leading innovators and management specialists in the modern advertising industry. She is the current Global CEO of Crispin Porter + Bogusky Advertising agency. See, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cpb-names-lori-senecal-global-ceo-300046965.html.

Her role at CP+B is to ensure that all activities that their global offices are involved in run effectively and efficiently. She is also responsible for expanding the global footprint of the firm by establishing new offices and securing, maintaining and achieving success for high-valued clients such as American Airlines, BMW, Coca-Cola, Domino’s Pizza, Infiniti, Mondelez International, among many others.

She is a Canadian national, and attained a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a specialization in marketing and finance from McGill University in Montreal. At the beginning of her career, Lori Senecal worked for several firms in Canada, before landing a job at McCann Erickson.

She also served as the Global Chief Innovation Officer for the McCann Worldgroup, before moving to their flagship office in New York to become President. During her tenure, Lori took part in the founding of a young adult marketing strategy, TAG Ideation.

Lori Senecal left McCann in 2009, to take up a leadership role at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, another advertising powerhouse. Here, she served as President, Chairman, and CEO between 2009 and 2014. See, https://www.fastcompany.com/person/lori-senecal.

In 2014, she served as Global Executive Chairman for KBP+S, where she was able to transform the firm from a domestic agency with 250 employees, to a highly innovative and creative firm with over 900 employees and an expansive global reach.

She has also been involved in the top management of MDC Partners, a global entity that holds marketing firms such as KBS+P and CP+B. Lori Senecal served as the CEO, President, and also a board member for MDC Partners. She has played a major role in the growth of MDC Partners, and a number of its subsidiaries.

As Global CEO of CP+B, Lori has transformed the firm into a truly modern advertising agency with real competitive advantage in the global market. The firm is now able to deliver internationally competitive products, with an emphasis on agility, creativity, and collaborative efforts, paired with a strong local market aptitude.

Her efforts at CP+B have led the firm to gain industry recognition in 2016 as one of the Creativity Innovators of the Year. Lori herself was named as one of the few Agency Executives to Watch.

She is part of the 3% Conference, a movement that aims to increase the number of female creative directors in the advertising industry from 3%. Lori Senecal speaks regularly at the annual conferences and is involved in the mentorship programs. More information on her Linked In page.

Securus Technology Issues Challenge to Industry Rival

Securus Technologies is the largest provider of products and services to the correctional and law enforcement industries. Recently the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Richard A. Smith, issued what he termed a “Technology Bake Off” challenge to its industry rival GTL. GTL has been making claims recently that their products and services are equivalent to those that Securus Technologies provides, a claim that Richard Smith thoroughly refutes. In the “Technology Bake Off” that Smith proposed both companies would have their products and services compared by an independent judge who will rule who has the best products, customer service, most modern phone system, the best capital and expensive efficient platform, and other relevant areas of business.

In issuing the challenge to GTL, Smith stated that their products are in no way comparable to what Securus Technologies offers its clients. He said that, unlike GTL, his company has invested over $700 million in the last four years that was spent on acquiring other companies in the industry, and improvements in their technologies and services. Recently, Securus Technologies opened an ultramodern Technology Center as well as a Customer Service Center that is located within the United States.

Richard Smith said that they have been talking to their clients and many of them have said that what Securus Technologies provides is both more technologically advance and is backed by superior customer service. He also said that for every $1 in business Securus Technologies has lost recently when customers switch to GTL, his company is getting $4 from GTL customers switching to Securus Technologies. He said the message from this is clear, which is that clients prefer Securus Technologies.

Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas and provides their products and services to correctional facilities and law enforcement across all of North America.


Hollywood Celebrities Flock To The Kabbalah Centre For Spiritual Healing

The Jewish mystical tradition known as the Kabbalah was only studied by male rabbis over the age of 40 in ancient times. Today, numerous Hollywood stars are becoming interested in this centuries old esoteric tradition. The singer Madonna was one of the first stars in recent times to tell the press about her interest in the Kabbalah. After Madonna’s announcement in 2006, fellow pop stars Britney Spears and Paris Hilton admitted their affection for the wise teachings of the Kabbalah.

When asked by Time Magazine why Madonna felt drawn to the Kabbalah, she told reporters she admires the Kabbalah’s insistence on the fact that “we are put on earth to help people.” Madonna went on to say that the Kabbalah teaches us all that our only job on this earth is to “figure out how you can help.” With her international star power, Madonna believes she can do the greatest good for humanity by encouraging others to study Kabbalistic works such as the Sefer Yetzirah and Zohar.

Interestingly, many stars in Hollywood have felt a special spiritual affinity with Jewish mysticism. Just a few big name stars that converted to Judaism include Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., and Marilyn Monroe. While all of these people didn’t grow up in a traditional Jewish home environment, all of them converted to Judaism at the height of their respective careers. Each of these talented celebrities credited the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah with helping them through difficult times in their personal lives.

Most of today’s Hollywood stars interested in the Kabbalah have joined the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Kabbalah Centre. This center, which was founded in 1984, strives to teach all members key life lessons from the sacred Kabbalah. A few topics that teachers at the Kabbalah Centre discuss include the relationship of the Kabbalah to other esoteric traditions, the “Klippot,” and the Tree of Life. The Kabbalah Centre was founded by Philip Berg, a widely respected American rabbi who passed away in 2013.

In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, the Kabbalah Centre has numerous centers across the USA, Latin America, Europe, and Israel. Besides the stars listed above, a few other celebrities that have used the Kabbalah Centre’s services in the past few years include Mick Jagger, Ariana Grande, and Lindsay Lohan.