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Evox Television Honored as Best for the Long Term, Creating Powerful Governance Structures to Protect Company Mission

September 13, 2017: Los Angeles, CA

Today, evox Television was recognized for creating innovative governance structures to protect the mission of our business for the long term. The Best for the Long Term list is based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com.

evox Television is honored in the Best for the Long Term list, which includes businesses that earned a Governance score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company's impact on its workers, community, customers, and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like evox must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.

The Governance portion of the B Impact Assessment evaluates a company’s overall mission, ethics, accountability, and transparency. It measures whether the company has adopted a social or environmental mission, and how it engages its employees, board advisors, and the community to achieve that mission. This section assesses employee access to financial information, customers’ opportunities to provide feedback, and the diversity of the company’s governing bodies. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make around the world. evox made the list thanks to exceptional practices like evoxMarketplace.com sourcing over 30,000 organic, sustainable, and responsibly-sourced products from around the world for our customers; providing a slate of inspiring and educational media content about making a difference in the world on evoxTelevision.com; and building an active and action-oriented community passionate about making our world the best it can be for everyone.

The 186 Best for the Long Term companies come from 79 different industries and 13 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for the Environment, Best for Customers, Best for Workers, Best for Community and Best for the World: Changemakers, which can be found at bthechange.com.

CEO and founder of evox, Xav Dubois, states, “evox is proud to be in the company of businesses and entrepreneurs who carry and embody the deep understanding that social, environmental, and political change is a long-term commitment. It takes courage and stamina to launch a Benefit Corporation while also standing in the current reality. We are proud to be amongst those businesses who are willing to be on the front line of this movement and honored to be ‘Best for the World-Long Term.’”

“Companies like evox Television, that build their business to be mission-driven for the long term, exemplify what it means to use business as a force for good,” says Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. “We are proud to recognize their achievement. Best for the World is the only list of businesses making the greatest positive impact that uses comprehensive, comparable, third-party-validated data about a company’s social and environmental performance.”    

A total of 846 Certified B Corporations were named 2017 Best for the World Honorees, including: Patagonia; Seventh Generation; National Co+op Grocers; and Business Development Bank of Canada. Forty-eight countries are represented, including Afghanistan, Kenya, Nicaragua and Turkey. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.

Today there are more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations across more than 130 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.

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evox Television is an online television network, retail marketplace, and social community that supports lifestyles of health and sustainability. As a for-profit and for-good socially driven entertainment and commerce platform, evox educates, informs, and inspires by delivering evocative television and sustainable products to a worldwide audience. evox is building a global community that unites people around shared interests with the goal of influencing positive change and shifting consumer attitudes and behaviors. evox is the next evolution in entertainment. Join us at http://www.evoxtelevision.com.
 

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.  Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.  

B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform.

For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net.


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Evox Television Proudly Partners on Short Film Series

San Francisco, California. May 5, 2015 — evox Television (evox Omnimedia) proudly presents the work of acclaimed and award-winning filmmakers and performers as they tackle the American economy in 22 short films. Viewers are privy to cutting edge and often refreshingly irreverent and entertaining explorations that answer the questions: What is the Economy? What is Money? What is the Role of Our Government in the Economy? What is Globalization? What Causes Inequality? The films are presented in wildly different styles from realism and documentary to bold comedy, musical, and animation, with each film and filmmaker expressing a very different voice. It is a fast-paced binge-watch opportunity or happy viewing destination one or two at a time.

A considerable high profile talent pool has made WE THE ECONOMY its mission, with 21 directors including Morgan Spurlock, Jessica Yu, Adrian Grenier, Catherine Hardwicke, and Adam McKay and performers like Amy Poehler, Patton Oswalt, Susie Essman, Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudolph, Andy Richter, Werner Herzog, and so many more. Top-tier economists are also on board to help audiences, who always hear about the economy but don’t necessarily know the ins and outs, demystify a complicated topic while empowering the public to take control of the nation’s economic present – and their own economic futures. WE THE ECONOMY has found a way, through a diverse range of artistic visions, to make important conversations feel less like castor oil and more like dessert.

About evox Television (evox OmniMedia): evox is an online, mobile, and IPTV entertainment television network, marketplace, and online community that targets the 44 million U.S. consumers in the $1.4 trillion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) segment, QOL (Quality of Life) demographic, and beyond. We inspire individuals and communities to live healthier lives by delivering content that entertains and informs. evox Shop, launching on Amazon and eBay this month, supports the shift of consumer attitudes and behaviors, offering socially conscious and sustainable goods and services. www.evoxtelevision.com

About Cinelan: Cinelan produces and distributes award-winning film programs that influence audiences by fulfilling the fundamental human desire to experience a good story. Cinelan recently completed FOCUS FORWARD - Short Films, Big Ideas, an award winning series of thirty 3-minute films that reached audiences around the globe with over 140 screening events across all seven continents and over 75 million film-views from 150+ countries online. Founding partners are Morgan Spurlock, Damon Smith, David Laks, Douglas Dicconson, Jack Myers and Karol Martesko-Fenster.

About Vulcan Productions: Founded by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen, Vulcan Productions produces compelling series, specials, features, and digital content and creates outreach initiatives designed to explore critical issues and inspire people to take action. Vulcan Productions is committed to projects of significance that ignite progress and motivate audiences to have measurable impact on the world. Its projects have won numerous awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Emmy Award, the Grammy Award, and the Wildscreen Panda Award. Acclaimed films and series from the documentary group include Pandora’s Promise, Girl Rising, Success at the Core, Hard Candy and The Blues.

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Evox Television Presents Stephanie Staidle Course to “Power Up Your Life” #PUYL

San Francisco, California. April 25, 2014 — evox Television (evox Omnimedia) presents an inspiring ten-part teaching series from renowned art therapist and corporate coach, Stephanie Staidle. Broadcast on Sundays at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT, with replays available at will via evox website (evoxtelevision.com), Roku, Samsung SmartTV, Livestream, and YouTubeLive, the “Power Up Your Life” series gives practical tools and exercises to help audiences break through barriers holding them back from a life of abundance.

For an hour every Sunday, enthusiastic audiences of the new media network are led through new alternative ways to frame obstacles, creative solutions to envisioning the future they deserve, and creative practical steps that build throughout the course. “evox stands for a holistic approach to life, bringing material to the masses that will really make a difference,” says Staidle, “That’s my stand too. We’re both aligned in the same commitments.” Staidle’s deep understanding of science and  psychology supplement the creative teachings with copious charts, slides, current theory, and worksheets as well as other course material used in the days between sessions. Viewers are never left behind and can binge-watch to catch up to the current teachings.

evox Television CEO, Xav Dubois, sees the partnership as more than just good entertainment: “Current brain science is giving us new ways to access our full human potential that goes beyond linear learning and education. Up until now, people having the information to unleash that potential hasn't been accessible. Stephanie is giving this information to the masses and strengthens the evox mission to support all people in living happier and more fulfilling lives.”

Stephanie Staidle is a recognized innovator in Corporate Cultural Art programs, a professional development consultant, and a creativity specialist whose mission is to transform the world of business from one that relies solely on logic, language, and numbers to one that values creativity, risk-taking, play, and innovation. With her company, The Right Brain Entrepreneur, through visual thinking and “right brain” techniques, provides clients with access to their full potential on a global, corporate, and individual level resulting in unlimited inspiration, expanded fulfillment, and unprecedented abundance. She provides on-site workshops and coaching to professionals worldwide, offering outside-the-box solutions to improve team building, problem-solving, and employee satisfaction. With an extensive background in psychology (BA from Georgetown University) and the arts (SNSImages), Staidle is a licensed creative art therapist in the state of New York (LCAT), and nationally board certified (ATR-BC). Stephanie has presented at TedxFidiWomen in San Francisco and SXSW 2014 in Austin TX.  Learn more at www.trbe.org

About evox Television (evox OmniMedia): evox is an online, mobile, and IPTV entertainment television network, marketplace, and online community that targets the 44 million U.S. consumers in the $1.4 trillion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) segment, QOL (Quality of Life) demographic, and beyond. We inspire individuals and communities to live healthier lives by delivering content that entertains and informs. evox Shop, launching on Amazon and eBay this month, supports the shift of consumer attitudes and behaviors, offering socially conscious and sustainable goods and services. www.evoxtelevision.com

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Evox Television Teams With Climate Documentarian Don Downey to Present “Open Source: Films From the Anthropocene”

San Francisco, California. April 15, 2014 — evox Television (evox Omnimedia) presents a riveting three-part series from Don Downey: “Open Source: Films From the Anthropocene.” Viewers are privy to cutting edge discussions about responsible urban planning, livable cities, design for the future, rising seas, and climate change. Solutions and cutting edge tactics from the US Navy and most-threatened cities are explored.

Shot on location in destinations at the forefront of climate change issues and urban futurecasting, “Open Source” shines a light on resistance to unnerving science and adroit change from unexpected sources. The films bring new understanding to how we understand our world.

Downey’s personal, intimate, story-driven work is a perfect fit for evox Television’s aware and active audience. He states, “The fascinating thing about evox TV is that it’s not just about changing the way we behave. It’s an entirely new life that’s being engaged and promoted. How can you get better than that! Evolving is what we are all about now as a species, and evox is so far out in front. And they come at it from every angle. It’s really exciting!”

Don Downey is a documentary producer and writer with film credits in some of the world’s most environmentally stressed locations. He began his career as a journalist and his films dig deeply into issues of climate change, sustainable cities, Katrina recovery, drought, and sea level rise. His work is featured on television networks, and has won top awards in film festivals around the country.  

Open Source: Films from the Anthropocene is designed to change perceptions.

“City Building in the 21st Century”: Urban thinkers, architects, planners, and economists come together to discuss the future of cities, how to make them more sustainable and resilient, and how to listen to the occupants of cities so design meets the needs of their ever growing future.

“Sea Level Rise: The Changing Coastline”: Communities on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are threatened by rising seas as climate change skeptics take hold of the North Carolina legislature and push back hard against new climate change regulations.

“Sea Level Rise: Adapting to Higher Seas”:Norfolk, Virginia has the highest rate of sea level rise on the east coast and still rising. Listen to community activists, homeowners and

even the U.S. Navy as they plan a truly enlightened response to a real and imminent threat.

About evox Television (evox OmniMedia): evox is an online, mobile, and IPTV entertainment television network, marketplace, and online community that targets the 44 million U.S. consumers in the $1.4 trillion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) segment, QOL (Quality of Life) demographic, and beyond. We inspire individuals and communities to live healthier lives by delivering content that entertains and informs. evox Shop, launching on Amazon and eBay this month, supports the shift of consumer attitudes and behaviors, offering socially conscious and sustainable goods and services. www.evoxtelevision.com

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Evox Television Adds Mary Beth Bambridge and Andrew Mersmann to Leadership Team

San Francisco, California. April 3, 2014 — evox Television (evox OmniMedia) has added Mary Beth Bambridge to the new media company mix as Chief Revenue Officer. Bambridge is building revenue from evox' retail, web, and television advertising avenues while Andrew Mersmann has stepped on board with the expanding network as Executive Vice President, Synergy, Strategy, and Engagement. Both report to CEO and founder Xav Dubois as the company nears it’s Earth Day (April 22) one-year anniversary. “We’re building an extraordinary team,” says Dubois, “who are all personally committed to make a difference for the evox communities in the areas of health, sustainability, and living powerful, happy, and fulfilling lives. We’ve focused on a real fit for the brand, which gives us a lot of power to move forward, and passion plus an incredibly generous community of supporters in the LOHAS, Human Rights, and Quality of Life areas are moving us along really fast.”

Mary Beth Bambridge comes to evox with over 20 years of Finance and Accounting experience with the main focus in entertainment. Prior to joining evox television, Bambridge was Head of Finance and Operations at Hasbro Studios from September 2009 to April 2013 where she oversaw the financial side of Hasbro’s entertainment division. During her tenure the company produced over 1,800 episodes, movies, and theme park attractions. From 2007 to September 2009, Ms. Bambridge served as Head of Strategic Planning at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment where she provided strategic and analytical support for over 70 high net-worth talent and corporate clients. Bambridges says of evox, “I am excited to put my skills in finance and creating revenue with a company like evox, which has a for-profit and social good mission.” She has her undergraduate degree at Marist College and her MBA from Pepperdine University.

Andrew Mersmann is the author of Frommer’s 500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference, a global guide to volunteer vacations (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He is a travel writer/editor and has spent more than twelve years on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine, most of those as Editor in Chief.  He comes to evox with a focus on connecting the community within and without the organization. “It’s not about preaching to people, it’s about reaching people,” Mersmann says, “From the top of our company structure—the audience, down to the foundation—staff and executives, I get to look at every human aspect of our work and look for places where we can exceed expectations.” Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92ndStreet Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television as a guest on Travels With Val. On the East Coast, Mersmann was a press participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference 2013. Mersmann blogs about service travel and volunteering at www.changebydoing.com

About evox Television (evox OmniMedia): evox is an online, mobile, and IPTV entertainment television network, marketplace, and online community that targets the 44 million U.S. consumers in the $1.4 trillion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) segment, QOL (Quality of Life) demographic, and beyond. We inspire individuals and communities to live healthier lives by delivering content that entertains and informs. evox Shop, launching on Amazon and eBay this month, supports the shift of consumer attitudes and behaviors, offering socially conscious and sustainable goods and services. www.evoxtelevision.com                   

For additional information, contact Xav Dubois at 415.690.7357

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