Be on the Winning Side with the July – August 2019 Edition of InFluential Magazine

We’re thrilled to invite you into the world of the July – August 2019 Edition of InFluential Magazine.  This edition is chocked full of awesome articles and exclusive interviews including one with Judge Tanya Acker of television’s successful Hot Bench.

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Courtney Hope is Bold and Beautiful

Interview Written and Conducted by William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential 

Photography courtesy of Angelina Venturella / Shandrew PR.

Photography courtesy of Angelina Venturella / Shandrew PR.

Courtney Hope is an actress, model, and fitness enthusiast.  She stars as ‘Sally Spectra’ on the long-running CBS Series The Bold And The Beautiful, having been part of the cast since 2017.  Outside of show, Courtney takes on the role of lead character ‘Jesse Faden’ in upcoming video game CONTROL, set for release later in 2019 by Remedy Entertainment.

Photography courtesy of Angelina Venturella / Shandrew PR.

Photography courtesy of Angelina Venturella / Shandrew PR.

Beyond Bold, Courtney’s acting career flourishes both on the small screen and big screen. On television, her guest roles include acclaimed shows such as Transparent, Bones, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Grey’s Anatomy, Joan of Arcadia, Quantum Break, and Walker, Texas Ranger.  As a film actress, Courtney’s credits include Allegiant (Naomi Watts, Zoë Kravitz, Ray Stevenson, Janet McTeer), A Friend’s Obsession (Kayla Ewell), Swelter (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Prowl (Josh Bowman), Displacement, Mob Rules, and Revan.

Photography courtesy of Angelina Venturella / Shandrew PR.

Photography courtesy of Angelina Venturella / Shandrew PR.

Courtney has expanded into the medium of video games, transitioning her acting skills to voice for titles like Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne (Published by Electronic Arts)and Quantum Break (published by Microsoft Studios).  The latter game [Quantum Break] was based on the sci-fi television series of the same title, in which she reprised her role as the female lead, ‘Beth Wilder.’

Photography courtesy of Brett Erickson / Shandrew PR.

Photography courtesy of Brett Erickson / Shandrew PR.

When her schedule permits, Courtney focuses on Pilates, kickboxing, yoga, and dance. Also, she’s a certified cardio barre, Pilates, and piloxing instructor who loves to teach at her local studios.  When it comes to relaxing, she enjoys nothing more than hiking with her dogs Steve (named after Stevie Nicks), Bella, and Bentley.

William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

William Jackson, MBA, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

I had the pleasure of chatting recently with Courtney and with her busy schedule I’m thrilled she was able to make time to chat.  Turns out Hope is not done surprising us just yet.  You can follow Courtney at InstagramTwitter, and Facebook @TheCourtneyHope.

Read the Exclusive Interview here.  

William Jackson is a 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree

We extend hearty congratulations to our Founder & Chief Business Officer, Mr. William Jackson, MBA who was feted a 2018 Folio: 100 Honoree on Thursday, December 6th.

The Grand Ballroom of The Yale Club in Manhattan was packed with some of magazine media’s brightest minds to celebrate Folio:’s list of the top 100 innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, and industry-disruptors from over the past year.

The annual list, which is comprised of the best thought-leaders from the industry, and recognizes them for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Representing every sector of magazine media, including consumer, b2b, regional, enthusiast, and association, the honorees set a theme of thanking their hard working teams and bosses who allowed them to execute their ideas.

Folio: 100 Honorees To Be Feted at Celebration Luncheon on December 6 in New York City

Folio:, the publishing industry’s go-to source for news, business intelligence and peer-to-peer networking, is pleased to unveil its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees. Each year, an elite group of media professionals are selected to represent the best and brightest minds in magazine and digital media today.

The 2018 class of honorees includes: Hearst Magazine’s Troy Young, National Geographic’s Susan Goldberg, Trusted Media Brand’s Kari Hodes, Adweek’s Jeffrey Litvack, Meredith’s Tom Harty, New York Times Magazine’s Gail Bilcher, and more.

View the 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees

“The Folio: 100 is a veritable who’s who in magazine media,” says Folio: Content Director, Caysey Welton. “These are the folks who are changing the face of our industry, across every sector and every discipline. Their leadership, creativity, vision and entrepreneurial spirit is truly inspiring.”

For more information, visit www.FolioMag.com.

Honorees will be recognized at a Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Yale Club in New York City from 12:00 – 2:30pm. To register for the luncheon, click here.

For questions about attending the Folio: 100 Celebration Luncheon, contact Folio: Marketing Manager Jessica Dombrowski at jdombrowski(at)accessintel(dot)com. To become an event sponsor, or secure a congratulatory ad in the program guide, contact Folio: Senior Account Executive Tania Babiuk at tbabiuk(at)accessintel(dot)com.

William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

Congratulations to our very our Founder & Chief Business Officer, William Jackson, for being recognized as a 2018 Folio:  100 Honoree!

About Folio: 

Folio: is the information resource publishing executives turn to for news analysis, commentary, and thought leadership in driving business strategy, value creation and revenue growth. Folio: delivers this insight across several newsletters, social media communities, special reports and live events. For more information, visit www.Foliomag.com.

Once at ZACH Theatre is a Must-See!

Photography courtesy of Kirk Tuck.

Based on the 2007 Academy Award®-winning film, Once is an enchanting, modern love story about the complexities of relationships and the power of music to connect us all. Once tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.  Winner of 8 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this unique theatrical experience, with breathtaking melodies by Glen Hansard of the Irish band The Frames, will have you falling in love from the very first note.

Speaking to Austin’s live music roots, ZACH’s Topfer lobby transforms into an Irish pub, creating an immersive experience from start to finish. Based on the 2007 Academy Award®-winning film with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and book by Enda Walsh, audiences will fall for this unexpected romance that features a talented ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage. Once will play The Topfer at ZACH TheatreSeptember 19 – October 28, 2018, under the direction of ZACH Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley with Musical Direction by Allen Robertson, Scenic Design by Donald Eastman, and Choreography by Cassie Abate.

Once at ZACH Theatre

When: September 19, 2018 – October 28, 2018
Where: The Topfer at ZACH | 202 S. Lamar Boulevard | Austin, TX 78704
Tickets: Start at $25 available at the ZACH box office - (512) 476-0541, x1

zachtheatre.org

Age Recommendation: 10 and up for language

According to William Jackson, Founder & Chief Business Officer InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential, “Once is a perfect blend of theatre and music, warmly wrapped around a touching yet complicated love story.  The emotional intensity of the unfolding story, a story perhaps experienced by many, is portrayed beautifully by the actors/musicians and leaves an indelible mark on the heart and soul.  For anyone who has a heart, Once is a must-see!”

Welcome to The Fall Preview Edition of InFluential Magazine

William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

Apparently, I don’t have to pitch The Fall Preview  edition too hard, as it’s always one of our most anticipated and most read.  You seek it out, yearning for the latest details on the fashion industry’s best new styles.  In this edition we share with you the most stunning wedding dress styles and the talented designers behind them.

Let me pique your interest in some other great features in the edition. We’re shining a light on health & wellness with an article on tips for keeping kids fit during off season.  Coach Sarah Walls serves up some effective ways to help kids fight obesity all year long and improve their game. We hope her insight is as uplifting to you as it is to us. Be inspired to challenge yourself, break out of a rut, and try something new.

Just when it seems like you have gotten into your summer groove, it’s time to get back into your school routine, which can be cause both relief and stress at the same time for parents and students alike. Even if your kids are adaptable, big changes like heading back to school after a summer of limited scheduling can be stressful. We provide useful tips on setting our children up for success for the start of the 2018 / 2019 school year.

So, sink your teeth into summer and this edition!

By the way, I really enjoy this picture of me enjoying the hospitality of the stunning Hotel Granduca in West Austin.

Enjoy!

William Jackson

Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential

Join InFluential Magazine for Austin Fashion Focus on July 25th

Please join our Chief Business Officer, Mr. William Jackson as he participates in The Art Institute of Austin Presents Fashion Focus on Wednesday, July 25 at The Art Institute of Austin.

Presented is an in-depth session with top fashion industry professionals about the future of Austin fashion.

Fashion Focus

Panel participants include:

*Neiman Marcus Austin
*Amberleaf luxury apparel
*InFluential Magazine
*71 Magazine

*Stitch Texas

*SixChel
*Soto & Co

*Concept 2 Consumption

*Blue Moon Apparel Services
>>Refreshments Served<<
[Convenient free parking]

You’re invited to RSVP HERE!

Hope to see you there!

It Was a Perfect Afternoon for Tea Hosted by Ballet Austin Guild!

Photography courtesy of Sarah Siller of Sarah Siller Photography.

The beautiful and historic Driskill Hotel hosted the lovely event.

A gorgeous, sunny day heralded the arrival of excited guests at Ballet Austin Guild’s second annual spring fundraiser tea, “An Afternoon in Neverland”, so named in a nod of support to Ballet Austin’s grand season finale, Peter Pan.  This year’s highly successful sold out event was held inside the gorgeous Driskill hotel, an Austin icon and key event sponsor.

Lovely guests who happen to be a wonderful family of aunts and cousins.

Lovely guests.

Lovely guests.

Guests of all ages arrived in their best tea finery, with beautiful hats and outfits taking center stage. They were ushered in by a cast of costumed characters portrayed by the Hill Country Players, drama students from Hill Country Middle School, much to the delight of the youngest attendees.  Tables beckoned partygoers with exquisite centerpieces provided by Mandarin Design Lab along with towers of luscious treats and an assortment of lovely teas. Adult guests enjoyed a bit of celebratory bubbly as they strolled among the many enticing raffle baskets.

Cookie Ruiz, Executive Director of Ballet Austin and Lorrie Garcia, VP of Communications of Ballet Austin Guild.

Once all were seated, Ballet Austin Sarah & Ernest Family Fund Artistic Director Stephen Mills introduced and spoke a bit about featured speaker, company dancer Chelsea Marie Renner, who danced the role of Wendy in two performances of Peter Pan.

Wonderful guests.

Wonderful guests.

Lovely guests.

Lovely guests.

Wonderful guests.

Wonderful guests.

Chelsea shared that her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer would not have been realized had there not been vital scholarship opportunities along the way.  She spoke of her family’s many struggles to keep her dancing. Her father owned a small print shop in Bozeman, Montana, and often traded printing jobs for the dance academy in exchange for her tuition.  As Chelsea’s talent and passion for ballet developed and greater but more distant opportunities came along, scholarships were her only hope to continue her training. Chelsea was the very first recipient of the Butler Fellowship Scholarship in 2006, allowing her to join Ballet Austin II prior to moving up to the company.

Brianna McKinney, William Jackson, and lovely guest.

Brianna McKinney, William Jackson, and lovely guest.

William Jackson, long-time attendee, proud supporter of Ballet Austin Guild and Ballet Austin and chief business officer for InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential says, “I’m honored to support Ballet Austin Guild.  I’ve have the pleasure to see first hand how hard this amazing group of individuals works to ensure the longevity of the programs offered by Ballet Austin and the availability of the arts throughout the Austin community.   My heart is touched deeply to see beautiful families celebrate together with great laughter, excitement, and love.  It’s also an honor to help to increase awareness through partnerships with InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential.  I wish these wonderful organizations much continued success and will do my part to ensure their continued successes”.  

Lovely guests.

Lovely guests.

Ballet Austin Guild President Suzanne Mackowiak thanked those in attendance and reminded the audience that all tea proceeds go to Ballet Austin’s Academy Youth Scholarship Fund, making classical ballet training available to any child with a passion and desire to learn, regardless of his or her family’s economic situation.

Learn how you can support Ballet Austin Guild by visiting here.

Featuring the Classic What a Woman Wants By the Electrifying Maria Johnston

Featuring What A Woman Wants, a compilation of amazing music performed by Maria Johnston.

Lyrics are composed by William Jackson and Clarence Ferguson, Jr., and arranged and produced by William Jackson, Clarence Ferguson, Jr., and Maria Johnston.

Listen, enjoy, and pick up your personal selection of music from What A Woman Wants.

William Jackson’s Exclusive Feature of Julia Faye West

William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

There’s something about Julia Faye West that just stands out.  In the flesh, Julia is so much more than beautiful.  She sparkles and is simply breathtaking, yet her beauty is not the only quality which shines. She exudes confidence and a sense of humor which is refreshing and endearing.

Our Chief Business Officer, William Jackson, had the pleasure of experiencing these qualities first hand when interviewing and learning about the dynamic person who is Julia Faye West.

May / June 2017 Issues of InFluential Magazine Starring Julia Faye West.

May / June 2017 Issues of InFluential Magazine Starring Julia Faye West.

William was compelled to write the riveting Exclusive about Julia titled Julia Faye West ~ There’s Something About Her That Just Stand Out! which we invite you to read in our May / June Issue of InFluential Magazine.  

Visit InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential at www.influential-magazine.com.