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LoanDepot’s Marketing Spend Tops $1.2B

Pairs Big Data, Analytics With Traditional Marketing

Some interesting pieces of information came out of Foothill Ranch-based loanDepot Inc.’s initial public offering filing on how the tech-backed residential mortgage platform’s marketed over the past 11 years to get where it’s at now.

Viant IPO Underscores Rise Of Programmatic Advertising

Automating Ad Buying; Campaign Optimization

Programmatic advertising’s hold on digital display advertising continues to grow, as one company rests its initial public offering on what market watchers expect will only continue to expand.

Startups & Innovations

A team of researchers at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute are working on a vaccine to combat all coronaviruses, and this month received a $3.7 million supporting grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Philanthropy

Blind Children’s Learning Center (BCLC), together with Johnson & Johnson Vision, hosted an interactive, employee-organized virtual event in support of the children and families BCLC serves on Oct. 26. The event took part in at-home activities designed by an Orientation & Mobility Specialist and Teacher of the Visually Impaired at BCLC. Attendees had the opportunity to blindfold themselves before attempting tasks that may prove difficult for people with limited or no vision, including placing a fitted sheet, pouring a drink and navigating a staircase.

Wanted: Best Places to Work for OCBJ’s 2021 List

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Website to take entries through March 5

Is your workplace great? We want to know.

CFO Winners Pull Out Stops in Unpredictable Year

Firms Pivot to Keep Afloat

A year ago, the Business Journal held its 13th annual CFO of the Year Awards, honoring five local executives. None were able to rest on their laurels. Each helped guide their companies through the worst pandemic in a century. The Business Journal caught up with the winners to see how they managed to keep their companies afloat:

Montrose Goes Through Lengthy IPO Process

CFO Recalls Pulling Back at Pandemic’s Start

The pandemic affected everything, including the initial public offering of Irvine-based environmental consulting firm Montrose Environmental Group Inc.

OC LEADER BOARD Opinion, Analysis, Insight

A CEO Master Fund to Fuel Orange County Tech Growth

Talk with Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Irvine-based Ephesoft Inc., about the process of securing startup funding, and you’ll hear a story that’s common for many local entrepreneurs.

OC Insider

Legal Scores

Keller/Anderle LLP trial lawyer Jennifer Keller ranked No. 1 attorney by SoCal Super Lawyers; Evan Moore, former NFL tight end, scores apartment complex via Stratford Capital investment firm; Jeff Moorad's Newport Beach MSP Sports Capital bought soccer clubs in Spain and Portugal since 2019

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COVID-19 Cases Down 50% in Past Week

Southern California remains in stay-at-home order

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Midday Stock Roundup

Restaurants, led by BJ’s, fall; ClearPoint on the rise

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PAUL BAY

2019 OC 500

EVP, Group President of the Americas, Ingram Micro

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OC Unemployment Rises to 7.4% in December

Leisure and hospitality sector loses 14,300 jobs

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Parcel Pending 2020 Locker Installations Jump With Rise in Online Shopping

Pandemic helped fuel demand for contactless delivery

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BJ’s Q4 Sales Hampered by Pandemic Restrictions

Improvement seen in some states since the start of the year as restrictions ease

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OC to Open Second Mass Vaccination Site

County facing ‘ongoing supply limitations’

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CalAmp, Localiza of Brazil in Partnership

Multi-year deal for connected vehicle tech

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Midday Stock Roundup

Indexes mixed in midday trading, after ending Inauguration Day on near-record highs

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DAVID COLE

2019 OC 500

Co-Founder, CEO, NextVR

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Providence Health Names Manemann as Southern California CEO

Promotes Wexler to lead operations in 3 southern states

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