NextGen Rentals Rebrands to Remotely, Pivots to Remote Workers Traveling to Madison, Milwaukee Metros

 Remotely, formally known as Next-Gen Rentals, a short-term rental operator popular with the millennials, today announced the company’s completed rebrand in a coordinated effort to diversify clientele. Last year, the company made measurable headway with carefully curated extended stay rentals in Madison’s trendy and most desirable neighborhoods, which received quality reviews.

As the pandemic persisted throughout 2021, the Omicron variant forced many large employers to cancel their return to work plans, making “work-from-anywhere” prevalent throughout Madison and Milwaukee. Founders Drew Reynolds and Stephan Mesdjian acknowledged the trend early. They sought to get ahead of the trend with more precise brand positioning to meet expansion goals from Madison to Milwaukee.

Both metropolitan areas are experiencing surges in remote work, recently acknowledged in panel discussions of human resources leaders by UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Alumni Association. According to a recent Microsoft study, roughly 70% of workers worldwide want flexible remote work options; however, data suggests remote workers who travel seek housing providers with clear value propositions. Madison offers attractive ecosystems for remote workers, including many coworking spaces: Brix, 100state, Horizon, Madworks, Synergy, Matrix, Logic Workplace, and Spaces Capitol East District. Plus Ward 4, Work Lofts MKE, and the Hive in Milwaukee.

In late October, the founders contracted with Madison’s women-owned creative agency “Bizzy Bizzy Creative,” led by Founder Candy Phelps and Creative Director Mary Jane Conor, to execute the rebrand and new company website with a balanced perspective. “Remote workers coming to Madison to work in the University of Wisconsin system, health care institutions, tech hubs, and corporate headquarters do not have many options for simple, comfortable extended stays. We’re working on solving that problem. Milwaukee faces similar challenges, and we’re excited about our expansion plans there and beyond,” says Drew Reynolds.

About Remotely: Founded in 2020, Remotely is a growing team of Madison and Milwaukee locals with a diverse background in accommodations, customer service, and real estate.


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75 NextGen Creative minds part of 52nd IFFI

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75 NextGen Creative minds part of 52nd IFFI

Novel Initiative under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage budding cinematic talents

Posted On:
19 NOV 2021 5:14PM by PIB Mumbai

Goa, 19 November 2021

For the first time ever, 75 creative minds representing gen next cinema will attend the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa. This novel initiative under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will encourage and recognise young creative minds and budding talents in the country.

The selected ’75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’ will be part of the 52nd IFFI, Goa 2021 with an access to all the master classes/in-conversation sessions and interact with industry leaders along with other activities. The festival shall also cover the travel and accommodation of each selected candidate.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Singh Thakur had announced this first of its kind initiative on 22nd October. The Minister had said that the 52nd edition of IFFI will provide a platform to young budding talents from across India to connect with mainstream cinema filmmakers and the industry.

These youngsters have been selected through a competition for young filmmakers from around the country. More than 400 applications were received across the nation for this competition.   

The Grand Jury and Selection Jury for ‘75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’ were as follows:

Grand Jury

  1. Prasoon Joshi – Renowned Lyricist & Chairman CBFC
  2. Ketan Mehta – Renowned Director
  3. Shankar Mahadevan – Renowned Indian Musician / Singer
  4. Manoj Bajpayee – Renowned Actor
  5. Rasul Pookutty – Oscar Winning Sound Recordist
  6. Vipul Amrutlal Shah – Renowned Producer / Director

Selection Jury

  1. Vani TripathiTikoo – Producer and Actor, member CBFC
  2. Anant Vijay – Writer and national award winner for best writing on cinema
  3. Yatindra Mishra – Celebrated author and writer, National award winner for best writing on cinema
  4. Sanjay Puran Singh – Film maker, National award winner for best film.
  5. SachinKhedekar – Actor, Director



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