Posts Written On October 2016

ANDI x Bandier Collaboration

ANDI brand has collaborated with Bandier to launch 2 exclusive styles of convertible tote/gym/travel bags.

This functional bag is designed and crafted to be an ideal carrying companion. Sized to fit a laptop computer, change of clothes, and additional accessories. Lightweight industrial-strength material. Can we be worn as a tote or cross body, and easily transforms a backpack, compact, or yoga bag. Features 3 smart pockets. Waterproof. Machine washable. Available in midnight camo print with a neon yellow strap or a navy strap. Retails for $190.

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Completely Cats

A duo from New Zealand and France have formed Completely Cats, an organisation set up with a big ambition; to make a real difference to cat care and welfare throughout the world.

Both Brits, Zoe, a commissioning editor and Beth, a best-selling author are passionate about felines. By combining their skills they are self-funding a book of short stories about cats. With the help of their partners Katzenworld, a top online cat magazine, and International Cat Care, a highly respected charity, they have launched a global appeal to cat owners and supporters to contribute their own epic, heart-warming tales. Written by cat lovers for cat lovers the book will be a first for the international feline-loving community. For each copy sold Completely Cats will donate 20% to International Cat Care. But it doesn’t stop there.

As stories come in, the Completely Cats team are working with Katzenworld( and International Cat Care (  to promote cat care online. Top tips and welfare information are published on their Twitter profile and Facebook page each day, along with an amazing variety of snippets and fun stories shared from the cat-loving community.

The message coming from the team is:

‘Don’t hold back! Send in your epic cat tales now and we’ll help with the editing.’

Submission details are available on the Completely Cats website: www.completelycats.weebly.comincluding information about the competition to select the best short story.

Completely Cats are on a mission and they want you to join them.


Dreamforce Features New Pet Tech Startup

Chicago-based, Figo, is one of 35 companies around the world who has been invited to speak and appear at Dreamforce and in the exclusive Startup Valley this week! Figo is specifically being recognized for their incredible cloud-based technology, which has recently earned them a 2016 SMA Innovation in Action Award.

Dreamforce Features New Pet Tech Company

Figo, one of the eminent cloud-based technology startups to come out recently, is honored to be recognized by Salesforce at this year’s conference.


Join Figo on Oct. 4-5, at Dreamforce 2016 in San Francisco, as they showcase their cloud-based platform and discuss their innovative approach to customer service.

Dreamforce is the world’s largest software conference, and the destination for discovering inspiring startups. This year they’ve singled out Figo, among approximately 35 other startups from around the world, to be featured in their exclusive Startup Valley event.

“We are thrilled to be part of Dreamforce and to be able to share our experience with a larger audience,” said Figo founder and CEO Rusty Sproat. “Having come out of a Google Tech Hub [Chicago’s 1871], we built our company using a no-stack approach. Salesforce has been an integral part of how we have been able to scale and transform the customer experience.

Figo is an exciting new contender in the pet marketplace that has melded their proprietary Pet Cloud technology with affordable pet health insurance.

Some features of the Figo Pet Cloud include:

  • Upload and access medical records, vet bills, pictures and other important files
  • Receive vaccination, appointments and important reminders
  • Find groomers, hotels, daycare, parks and pet friendly businesses in seconds
  • Online Pet Profiles, digital tags and group texting to reunite lost pets faster
  • File a claim via your smartphone and get paid electronically


“Figo is all about making life easier for people and their pets,” explains Sproat. “From day one, we set out to start a company that would entirely change the way we manage our pet’s lives and health. The Pet Cloud puts the entire life of your pet in the palm of your hand, and our healthcare plans are simple and easy to understand.”
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, starting at 12:30 p.m., Figo VP of Sales and Operations Justin Lyons will be speaking on the Dreamforce panel How can small businesses crush the competition in customer support? at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, Foothill F.

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Figo will be fielding questions on entrepreneurship, their technology, and how they use Salesforce to thrive, at Dreamforce’s Startup Valley located on the 1st Floor of the Moscone West.


Born in a Google Tech Hub—Chicago’s premiere 1871 incubator for digital startups—Figo is the first lifestyle and technology brand to meet the demands of the 21st century pet owner. Their straightforward mobile experience melds innovative cloud technology with affordable and easy to understand insurance. Figo has been featured in Crain’s Chicago BusinessInc. MagazineFortuneThe Chicago Tribune, and on NBC. Recently, they received the 2016 SMA Innovation in Action Award.


Drum Corps International to Appear on Fuse TV Network

New Docu-Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Intense Competition

Indianapolis – Drum Corps International – Marching Music’s Major League™ (DCI) recently announced the upcoming Fuse TV Network eight-part series featuring two World Class corps.  The two-episode premiere of Clash of the Corps debuts Wednesday, October 5 on Fuse at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The series showcases the fast-paced, ultra-competitive, high-energy world of drum corps from behind-the-scenes vantage point of The Blue Devils of Concord, California, and The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania, from spring training through World Championships during the 2016 season.  The show’s cameras captured the joys and challenges of rigorous rehearsal schedules, life on the road, and thrilling performances across the country. Viewers will see the sacrifices and rewards of competing at the highest level of marching music performance.

The show’s Executive Producer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said, “”It’s an extremely unique culture with very talented individuals and we’re excited to share the passion and drive behind these kids who are battling it out to win it all.”

fuse-cotc-tunein-bDCI Executive Director Dan Acheson added, “Drum Corps International eagerly awaits this new series that documents the determination and commitment of the young men and women who compete in these elite corps.  It is a tremendous opportunity for viewers get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes to create the incredible performances seen from the stands throughout our competition season.”

Adding even more excitement to the series premiere, Johnson will host the exclusive Clash of the Corps series premiere episode on Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT on his official Facebook page,, as part of a Facebook Live viewing event for his more than 56 million fans.

Johnson said, “This Tuesday, I’m marchin’ in with a new look.  I’ll have the first episode of Clash of the Corps streaming live on my Facebook page before it hits Fuse on Wednesday.  Players ain’t the only ones who leave it all out on the field!”


Drum Corps International is the world leader in producing and sanctioning competitive events for the world’s most elite and exclusive touring marching music ensembles for student musicians and performers. For additional organization and program information,


Give It to Me Straight!

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