mc² “Death to Diesel” Campaign Wins the Gold Stevie® Award for PR Program of the Year


mc² “Death to Diesel” Campaign Wins the Gold Stevie® Award for PR Program of the Year

Campaign hits cultural nerve amidst VW emissions scandal and widespread bans on diesel

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — mc², a frontier tech communications agency, today announced it has won a Gold Stevie® Award for its “Death to Diesel” campaign. The mc² campaign for client, Proterra, earned PR Program of Year at the 15th Annual American Business Awards. Stevie honorees were judged by over 190 professionals worldwide and evaluated on creativity, innovation, and the campaign’s proven success. mc² was selected in a year that saw one of the Stevie’s highest submissions to date, and beat out more than 3,600 nominations, in almost every industry.

As automakers and countries around the world, from the UK to France to China, move to ban combustion engines from personal cars to medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses, a global movement is afoot for clean solutions. However, while the economic and environmental benefits of electric mobility are clearer and more compelling than ever before, there are still hurdles to overcome as cities, commercial enterprises, and other institutions transition to infrastructure systems that support battery-electric transport. mc²’s Death to Diesel campaign aimed to address market misconceptions around outdated costs and performance, while spotlighting Proterra’s innovation and market leadership in the heavy-duty electric vehicle industry.

Launched six months before Volkswagen’s emissions scandal broke, the Death to Diesel campaign was designed to help realize Proterra’s clean mobility mission and to encourage the U.S. transition to zero-emission vehicles. The campaign continues to generate significant market visibility, and drive awareness with customers, investors, and partners. With over 800 media features, 50 speaking opportunities and 8 awards, Proterra is widely perceived now as one of the clear leaders in the electrification revolution.

“Supplanting an incumbent industry that has defined transportation for over a century is no easy task, but that’s exactly our mission as Proterra seeks to replace every heavy-duty fossil fuel and diesel-dependent vehicle in North America,” said Caroline Venza, mc² CEO and founder. “We thank the Stevies for this recognition, our great team for their insights and hard work and our clients like Proterra, that are forging new sustainable frontiers for us all.”

About mc²
Founded in 2013 to support innovators at the frontiers of science and technology, Mission Control Communications (mc²) is an award-winning strategic communications agency operating at the intersection of mobility, energy, finance and resources. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @MissionC2.


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International Road Dynamics, a Quarterhill Company, Awarded US $4.23 Million Contract

International Road Dynamics, a Quarterhill Company, Awarded US $4.23 Million Contract

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW/ – Quarterhill Inc. (“Quarterhill’) (TSX:QTRH) (NASDAQ:QTRH), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, International Road Dynamics Inc. (“IRD”), has been awarded a new five-year contract valued at US $4.23 million with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (‘”ODOT”) for Traffic Monitoring Systems (“TMS”) maintenance and service.

Under this agreement, IRD will provide installation, repair, service, and calibration at 95 TMS locations across the state.  ODOT traffic monitoring systems currently consist of 23 Weigh-in-Motion (“WIM”) and 72 Automatic Vehicle Classification (“AVC”) stations.

All systems installed in Oklahoma are solar powered and accessible via cellular modem.  Traffic data collected at these stations include vehicle volume, speed, type, direction of travel, and time of travel. Weigh-in-Motion locations also collect valuable axle weight data that can be used to estimate vehicle loading on the associated highways and infrastructure.

This contract is a “turnkey” services agreement, with IRD responsible for all equipment, materials, labor, and technical expertise to successfully install, repair, maintain, and operate all WIM and AVC systems. IRD solutions allow the customer to receive a complete package of services and data from one experienced vendor.  IRD provides a comprehensive program that includes the design, manufacturing, installation, collection of data, post-processing of data, report generation, and maintenance of data collection systems.

Mr. Terry Bergan, IRD’s President and CEO, commented: “We are pleased that Oklahoma has selected IRD for their installation and service needs, extending our more than 25-year relationship with the State. This contract award is another successful example of how we are building our base of recurring service, maintenance, and data provision revenues, a key component of our value-enhancing strategies.”

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is a multi-modal transportation agency whose mission “is to provide a safe, economical and effective transportation network for the people, commerce and communities of Oklahoma.”

About IRD

IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specializing in supplying products and systems to the global Intelligent Transportation Systems industry.  IRD is a North American company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with sales and service offices throughout the United States and overseas.  Private corporations, transportation agencies, and highway authorities around the world use IRD’s products and advanced systems to manage and protect their highway infrastructures.

About Quarterhill

Quarterhill is a diversified investment holding company focused on growing its business by acquiring technology companies in the Industrial Internet of Things (“IIoT”) segment across multiple verticals. Quarterhill targets companies with a broad range of products and services that capture, analyze, and interpret data, and that have strong financial performance, excellent management teams, strong intellectual property underpinnings, and significant opportunities to develop long-term recurring and growing revenue streams.  Quarterhill is listed on the TSX and NASDAQ under the symbol QTRH.  For more information:

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Quorum Announces New Office Location in London Ontario

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Sept. 26, 2017) – Quorum Information Technologies (TSX VENTURE:QIS), a leading provider of dealership management software in North America, announced today that it has recently opened new office space located in London, Ontario.

In addition to Quorum’s main headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, the new London, Ontario office joins Quorum’s existing office locations in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Washington Township, Michigan, USA ( and Autovance’s headquarters in Lethbridge, Alberta (

Mark Allen, Quorum’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services, expressed his enthusiasm for the new office by stating, “Our continued growth prompted the need for additional space, and London, Ontario is a great location to house our expanded Services Delivery team. We have numerous customers in Ontario, and this new office will allow us to serve our eastern clients more efficiently.”

About Quorum

Quorum is a North American company focused on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its dealership and customer management system, XSELLERATOR. Quorum offers the system to franchised, independent and some non-automotive dealerships in Canada and the United States. XSELLERATOR automates, integrates and streamlines every process across departments in a dealership. The system includes tools designed to maximize revenue opportunities for dealerships such as customer relationship management (CRM) and service inspection and quoting processes. Quorum is a Microsoft partner and XSELLERATOR is developed with modern mobile-enabled technology. Quorum Information Technologies Inc. is traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol QIS and in 2016 was selected to the TSX Venture 50®, an annual ranking of the strongest performing companies on the TSX Venture Exchange. For additional information please go to

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed this release and neither accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

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