Don Ella Cruz’s Newly Released “From Graduation to Glory” is a Powerful Story of Family and Faith as Witnessed Through the Eyes of a Dedicated Mother

 “From Graduation to Glory”: a potent story of faith, grief, and God’s perfect love. “From Graduation to Glory” is the creation of published author Don Ella Cruz.

Cruz shares, “How often do we pray for our children and their struggles? The struggle for Justin to graduate his senior year kept me in the presence of God, seeking Him for direction. I heard God telling me, “He’s going to graduate.” His words gave me the strength to persevere and not give up, not knowing I would be walking from my son’s life to his life in glory.

“My flesh struggled with not being ready for God to allow what had been settled in heaven. I had to spiritually process it without sharing a word. God kept me from telling anyone because they could have interfered with His plan. When the appointed time had come, no matter how my heart cried with continuous prayers, knowing God’s perfect love for me, there was no changing His mind. I struggled with surrendering my will. ‘Turn him over to me,’ I heard God speak in an audible voice, ‘so I can allow what is going to happen.’

“My flesh had to come into an agreement with what God was doing. I remember saying, ‘Not my will, Lord. Your will be done.’ Justin took a step from graduation to glory. When Justin’s feet no longer touched the earth, his final steps were from flesh to spirit. God told it all to me, but the point of when I had to experience it—that’s when I really knew. I was able to see that God has many great things to do with Justin but not here.

“God, You made that be our secret.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Don Ella Cruz’s new book will resonate with many who have lost a loved one and found comfort in God.

Consumers can purchase “From Graduation to Glory” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “From Graduation to Glory,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Hope’s Newly Released “The Alcoholic’s Daughter” is an Impactful Story of the Lasting Ramifications of Alcoholism

 “The Alcoholic’s Daughter”: a potent memoir that offers a message of hope and encouragement to families in the grip of addiction. “The Alcoholic’s Daughter” is the creation of published author Hope.

Hope shares, “The families we are born into differ vastly. To say that I wish I had been born to a different father would be an understatement. Have I begged God a million times to give me a time machine so that I could go back and try again? Yes! I have finally realized and accepted that God is not giving me a ‘do-over’ in this life. I have no choice but to live with the consequences of my actions. The pain is unrelenting.

“My story is documented in this book to alert readers to the mistakes that I have made, leading to excruciating pain, sorrow and regret. I have learned the hard way that it is impossible to live a life to be proud of without putting God first and at the center of every area of my life. We must put our trust and hope in Him.

“I am inspired by Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.

“I am convinced that if we stay under the protection of God’s unfailing love, we will not have to live with the sorrow that comes from making choices without first seeking God’s wisdom and guidance.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Hope’s new book will tug at the heartstrings as readers witness a private journey filled with blessings in the lessons.

Consumers can purchase “The Alcoholic’s Daughter” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Alcoholic’s Daughter,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Only 42% of newly signed up travel app users transact in the first month: CleverTap Benchmark Report

CleverTap, the all-in-one engagement platform, released its industry benchmark report for travel apps[1]. In the rapidly evolving mobile apps landscape, staying ahead of the competition is crucial for marketers. Therefore, benchmarking performance has become imperative to stay ahead of competition. Travel app marketers will be able to boost conversions and drive higher app activity through the report’s insights.

While 80% of travel app users that sign up, do so within 31 seconds, only 42% make a transaction within the first month. This is markedly lower than fintech’s 95% and foodtech’s 65% signup to conversion rate. Studies have found that users do not see travel apps as being very different from interacting with travel agents. This means that while they may readily sign up for an app; the process of making a transaction may carry the same reservations as with old-school travel agents. Overcoming this challenge requires travel app marketers to place special emphasis on their retention strategies by going above and beyond in providing meaningful value to customers.

CleverTap analyzed 17.9 billion push notifications, 3.8 billion emails, 919.1 million in-app messages, and a total of 64.17 million monthly active users (MAUs). The findings reflect data collected from Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East, and North America. These include:

-Install to sign-up rate: 1 in 4 users that install travel apps (28%) end up signing up within the first week.
-Average time to sign-up: 80% of the users that sign-up, do so within 31 seconds of launching the app for the first time.
-Sign-up to conversion rate: 42% of newly signed-up users make a transaction in the first month.
-Average time to to convert: 36% of newly signed-up users move from onboarding to deeper-in-the-funnel engagement within a week of onboarding.
-Session frequency: On average, travel app users launch their app around 12 times a month.
-Average week 1 retention rate: 13% of newly signed-up users make repeat transactions in the first week.
-Average click through rate for push notifications: On average, 5.29% of Android users and 3.97% of iOS users will click on and interact with push notifications.
-Average click through rate for in-app notifications: The click through rate for travel in-app notifications is 22.8%.
-Average email open rate: 35.17% users open emails sent by travel app companies
-Average Stickiness Quotient: Travel apps have a stickiness quotient of 18%, that indicates less than one-fifth of monthly active users (MAUs) consistently return to the app.

“With more than a billion travel app users today, brands must emphasize retention more than ever. Sometimes a slight nudge here, a small reminder there may be enough to get users to complete unfulfilled transactions or re-engage with the app. But to maximize customer lifetime value in the long term, marketers need to be agile and identify weak spots within the app’s metrics proactively.” said Jacob Joseph, VP – Data Science, CleverTap. “Our benchmark report spans billions of data points including push notifications, emails and in-app notifications – giving marketers a holistic view of the industry. Coupled with our world leading platform which spans the entire lifetime of a customer, we are confident this will equip marketers with the right tools to raise the bar even higher.”


About CleverTap

CleverTap is the all-in-one customer engagement platform that helps brands personalize and optimize all consumer touch points to improve user engagement, retention, and lifetime value. It’s the only solution built to address the needs of retention and growth teams, with audience analytics, deep-segmentation, multi-channel engagement, product recommendations, and automation in one unified product.

The platform is powered by TesseractDB(TM) – the world’s first purpose-built database for customer engagement, offering both speed and economies of scale.

CleverTap is trusted by 2000 customers, including Electronic Arts, TiltingPoint, Gamebasics, Big Fish, MobilityWare, TED, English Premier League, TD Bank, Carousell, AirAsia, Papa John’s, and Tesco.

Backed by leading investors such as Peak XV Partners, Tiger Global, Accel, and CDPQ the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with presence in San Francisco, New York, Sao Paulo, Bogota, London, Amsterdam, Sofia, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, and Jakarta. For more information, visit or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Jody Lynn Enders’ Newly Released “Daddy’s Special Little Girl” is a Powerful Story of a Family’s Torment and Healing Following Ongoing Childhood Abuse

 “Daddy’s Special Little Girl”: a deeply candid biographical work that raises awareness of the lasting effects of abuse. “Daddy’s Special Little Girl” is the creation of published author Jody Lynn Enders, a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother who studied music education at Evangel University and flute performance at Wake Forest University.

Enders shares, “’Daddy’s Special Little Girl’ is a heart-on-your-sleeve memoir about growing up in an abusive home with five siblings, an alcoholic father, and a courageous mother, about desperate attempts to cope with unbearable pain, about surviving the betrayal and devastation of incest and the rejection of divorce, about God’s forgiveness and healing. The author bares her soul as she takes you on an inconceivable journey that includes graphic scenes of her abuse, honest exposure of her own sin, paralyzing anguish and sorrow she endures, and raw emotions as she accepts her dad’s prison sentence and death. You will weep as you read about the heartbreaking encounters and effects of the hideous crime of incest. You will rejoice as you experience the forgiveness, love, and support this family had for their dad and each other.”

“In ‘Daddy’s Special Little Girl,’ Jody reveals the lingering devastation of a family crime no one wants to talk about. Her transparency is disarming, her case compelling, and her focus on healing. For the thousands who have experienced the pain of incest, the book points the way to help. For those who would like to believe that ‘these things don’t happen in Christian homes,’ ‘Daddy’s Special Little Girl’ will explode the myth.”
—Gary D. Chapman, Ph.D., author of “The Five Love Languages”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jody Lynn Enders’ new book shares a raw and open discussion that will empower healing to others who have faced similar tragedy.

Consumers can purchase “Daddy’s Special Little Girl” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Daddy’s Special Little Girl,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Bill Damaschke to Lead Newly Rebranded Warner Bros. Pictures Animation

Burbank, CA – WEBWIRE

Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group (WBMPG) has tapped trailblazing animation veteran Bill Damaschketo lead its feature animation operations as President of the newly rebranded Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, it was announced today by Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy, Co-Chairs & CEOs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group.He will be based at the Studios worldwide headquarters in Burbank, California, reporting directly to De Luca and Abdy.

A seminal force in the industry, Damaschke comes to Warner Bros. as a groundbreaking and widely respected animation leader, most recently at Skydance Media and throughout his two decades at DreamWorks Animation, where he spearheaded a string of successful franchise features, including the Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda and How to Train YourDragon.

In his new roleas President of Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, Damaschke will work closely with De Luca and Abdy to forge a new strategic path and creative direction for feature animation that will align with and strengthen their overall vision for WBMPG and broaden cross-divisional opportunities to develop integrated creative content offerings across new and multiple platforms.With oversight encompassing all aspects of development and production for the feature animation division,Damaschke will also collaborate with De Luca and Abdy, along with Warner Bros. world-class animation teams and artists and creators from around the world, to deliver a dynamic slate of compelling original and IP-based animated features for a global audience.

Bill combines the unmatched creativity and imagination of an artist with the acumen, instincts and amazing track record of a born leader, said De Luca and Abdy.Hisdecades of experience, passion for storytelling, and forward-focused vision align perfectly with our overall creative strategy for the Studio and make him the ideal shepherd for Warner Bros. groundbreaking and iconic film animation business.We couldnt be more thrilled to welcome Bill to the Warner Bros. family and cant wait to dive into this exhilarating new era with him at the helm.

To be part of a Studio with such a rich animation legacy is both a once-in-a-lifetime honor and a huge thrill for me as a Warner Bros. fan, added Damaschke. Mike and Pam have created an environment that combines the gravity of Warner Bros. 100-year history with the excitement and passion of a startup.Putting artists front and center gives us a unique opportunity to craft films for worldwide commercial and artistic success, with a focus on relatable characters and stories that are funny, emotionally resonant, culturally relevant and grounded in universal human themes.I couldnt be more grateful for this opportunity, and am thrilled to join Mike and Pam, and the brilliant team at Warner Bros. Pictures Animation on this bold new adventure.

Damaschke got his start at DreamWorks Animation, where he landed his first animation job as production assistant on The Prince of Egypt,and ultimately rose through the ranks to lead the company as Chief Creative Officer.During his two decades at DreamWorks, he steered a number of acclaimed and popular animated franchise films to the big screen, including the blockbusters Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods.Damaschke also oversaw all of DreamWorks Animations live theatrical productions, including the award-winningShrek The Musical.

He produces theatrical stage productions through his independent production company StoryKey Entertainment, includingThe Prom, which was adapted by Ryan Murphy as a film and director Alex Timbers acclaimed stage adaptation ofMoulin Rouge, which won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Damaschke also served as a producer on Shark Tale, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2004, and as an executive producer of Over the Hedge and Kung Fu Panda.