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          Fairline launches the Targa 53 GT for boat owners who refuse to compromise   

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Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated British craftsmen, the Targa 53 GT sets a new standard in choice, personalisation and buyer satisfaction, which has never before been properly recognised or met by boat builders. There will be no such thing as an ‘off the shelf’ model with the Targa 53 GT, allowing customers to design and purchase something that is truly their boat.

Recognised for nearly 50 years as guardians of British ingenuity and engineering of the ‘Boater’s Boat,’ Fairline has created the Targa 53 GT to deliver a ‘no compromise’ solution to the discerning buyer. Fairline has attended to every small detail – from the unrivalled performance, proven sea-keeping, and the exceptional quality of every aspect of on board space, facilities and features. The Targa 53 GT redefines the 50 foot boating experience, providing outstanding quality in design and performance for the uncompromising end-user.

Design Director at Fairline, Andrew Pope, comments, “The Targa 53 GT represents a dramatic step forward in motorboat design, using the Fairline design DNA to create a model that perfectly blends form and function. The use of smart design principles throughout the boat eliminates the owner’s need to compromise. We want our customers to regret nothing and when choosing the Targa 53 GT, the owner will receive unrivalled flexibility in layout and complete confidence in its construction and features.”

Exterior lines reflect dynamic performance

The Targa 53 GT is immediately distinctive thanks to its exterior styling and shows an evolution from the time proven Targa lineage, incorporating the distinctive deck window profile with signature Fairline spear. Continuing the Fairline tradition of timeless design, the Targa 53 GT incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing that emphasises the new model’s dynamic character. The boat’s classic swept stern shape integrates the hull lines, creating a functional yet attractive transom that gives the boat a dynamic look, even when at rest.

Fairline takes a unique approach to constructing its boats with four separate mouldings coming together to create a monocoque construction. This procedure, along with Fairline’s resin infusion process, adds structural strength and rigidity while reducing weight, noise and vibration.

Sleek design features have been used to create an “in and out” experience, including large three piece patio doors that span the full width of the upper deck. The large 'L shaped' cockpit seating boasts a substantial three person sun pad utilising a moveable backrest, giving 'open' style exterior space whilst still being able to close the doors on any inclement weather. The Targa 53 GT has a single level floor from the cockpit to saloon, with one step up to the companionway to maximise the feeling of space.

The new model also features a glazed retractable hardtop, a key advantage of which is the pneumatic seal, providing a waterproof seal and seamless one touch movement from closed to open. The boat’s glazed feature windows in the saloon allow light to flood in and provide a stunning 360 degree panoramic experience, with an uninterrupted view. There is an option for a submersible bathing platform, with variable height hydraulic mechanism and a 500kg capacity. The platform holds an integrated Armstrong ladder for those wanting to swim, which conveniently swings and locks away when not in use.

Interior elegance and flexibility

During the development of the Targa 53 GT, emphasis was placed on creating the most flexible Fairline layout to date, providing customers with the chance to create their perfect boat, which is hand built to their specific requirements. This includes the choice of galley up or galley down, providing the customer with class-leading flexibility in layout and widening the boat’s appeal to meet the demands of a global market. 

Designed to be a sociable boat inside and out, the Targa 53 GT combines large cockpit seating and sunbathing areas, with interior saloon seating to provide a seamless flow of entertaining and relaxation space. A stone inlayed wooden high/low dining table with folding leaves can convert from dining to coffee table, allowing the main saloon seating to serve as a dining or relaxation area. A stunning feature drinks unit stands next to the starboard sofa and a 40 inch rise and fall flat screen television as standard.
Companion seating opposite the twin helm adds to the boat’s sociable and inclusive experience. The helm station is designed to ensure the best visibility for the driver due to a central helm position, and the boat is equipped with the latest Garmin navigational technology, renowned for its reliability, technical innovation and ease of use. 

An industry first for this size of boat is the layout of the three luxuriously appointed cabins, providing the best level of comfortable and spacious accommodation for everyone on board. 

The full beam mid-ship master cabin boasts a king size bed, feature headboard, mood lighting and large panoramic windows. The highest quality interior materials are used throughout, including stone worktops and leather panelled drawers and bed surround. A flush mounted 32 inch television, along with a standalone vanity unit with illuminated mirror are just a couple of examples of the luxurious touches in the master cabin. The master ensuite features the option of marble worktops throughout – a first for Fairline – and large windows to light the spacious bathroom.

In addition to the stunning master cabin, there is a VIP forward double cabin, with the option to convert the double to a scissor berth and glazing overhead with integrated blinds. A versatile extra cabin is to port, with side by side twin beds. Often overlooked, the twin cabin features the same attention to detail as the other accommodation, with no need for guests to sleep in bunk beds and design touches including a full length mirror. For crewed boats, Fairline offers an optional spacious crew cabin.

The galley is visually open to the upper deck, ensuring those enjoying the ambience below decks are always connected to other guests. Owners can choose from three beautiful stone worktop options and the galley’s contemporary yet practical features include a full height fridge freezer, induction hobs and soft close drawers. Storage options in the galley include large eyeline lockers above the worktop and an under floor larder. Customers opting for the 'galley up' option will gain an additional day head and flexible utility room in place of the galley.
Stunning design details run throughout the boat including feature piping and stitching on the sofas and leather bound and stitched handrails. Owners can select options for sofa coverings, fabric and leather from four sumptuous interior schemes based on popular boating destinations – Capri, St Tropez, Amalfi and the Hamptons.

Technical details and engine options

Offering excellent sea-keeping in all conditions, the Targa 53 GT is a true “boater’s boat” and offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo. Up to 725bhp is available through shaft drives, which better suits the handling and performance characteristics of a 50ft+ boat.

The boat is designed to reach a minimum of 30 knots in a fully loaded state, including fuel, water, tender and crew and boasts high capacity fuel tanks for longer range, safer cruising.
Every feature has been carefully planned to enhance the on board experience of the Targa 53 GT, including gyro stabilisation as a factory fitted option, a 45% increase in air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, and 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas.
Prices start from £649,000 excluding VAT, with the 2x Volvo Penta D11-675 EVC engine option.

Douglas Culverwell, Sales and Marketing Director, adds, “The Targa 53 GT gives an idea of the shape of things to come, not just for Fairline but for the whole market. This new model refuses to be categorised with production line boats and as the order books are already filling up, we welcome the imminent boat show season.

“The Targa 53 GT is an opportunity for our customers to purchase what suits their individual boating needs when it comes to layout and functionality. With a boat where attention to detail, both in engineering and aesthetics, is key.”


          Fairline announces new OPEN addition to the 53ft range   

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The 53ft range has taken the same state-of-the-art technologies and industry-leading production methods the successful 48ft range benefits from and developed them further, creating a boat that not only allows the customer to design the interior styling and layout around their unique needs but also delivers against Fairline’s reputation of high quality, innovative yacht design.

Available from spring 2016, the new Targa 53 OPEN will feature uninterrupted entertaining above decks from the platform to companionway. The boat incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing which emphasises the dynamic character of the Targa concept and ensures that the spacious master cabin, lower galley and saloon below, are filled with natural light. Customers are also able to choose between a two cabin or three cabin configuration that best suits their individual requirements.

The cockpit boats a spacious three person sun bed above the tender garage, large ‘L’ shaped cockpit seating with a wet bar opposite and spacious companion seating across from the helm, the perfect arrangement for maximising enjoyment onboard. The Targa 53 OPEN will offer a choice of two shaft driven, Volvo engine options, offering a minimum fully loaded speed in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles. There will also be the option to add stabilisation, with the boat accepting both fin and gyroscopic stabilisers offering the highest level of comfort onboard.

Douglas Culverwell Sales and Marketing Director  at Fairline Boats commented: “Following positive feedback from our 53ft range announcement and strong forward order books for the Targa 53GT and Squadron 53, we are excited to be adding the Targa 53 OPEN. All models will have a common platform approach which offer flexibility of layout and options to suit the individual customer and are at the heart of Fairline’s new design philosophy. “


          Fairline Targa 53GT to make its worldwide debut at Southampton Boat Show   

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The Targa 53GT heralds the future of Fairline’s long tradition of iconic designs. It incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing that emphasises the Targa 53GT’s dynamic character. The boat’s classic swept stern shape integrates the hull lines, creating a functional yet attractive transom with optional submersible bathing platform.

Fairline’s Targa 53GT is immediately distinctive thanks to its exterior styling and shows an evolution from the time proven Targa lineage, incorporating the distinctive deck window profile with signature Fairline spear.

Designed to be a sociable boat inside and out, the Targa 53GT combines large cockpit seating and sunbathing areas, with interior saloon seating to provide a seamless flow of entertaining and relaxation space. A key attribute of the Targa 53GT is the full beam mid-ship master cabin with king size bed, feature headboard and large panoramic windows bathing the cabin in natural light. In addition to the stunning master cabin, there is a forward double cabin and a versatile twin cabin to port.

Offering excellent sea-keeping in all conditions, the Targa 53GT is a true “boater’s boat” and offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo and Cummins. For crewed boats, Fairline offers an optional spacious crew cabin with its own window. Every Targa 53GT can be customised with Fairline’s high quality choice of specifications, equipment and interior options, each thoroughly tested and evaluated for its suitability, performance and style.

Fairline’s Marketing Manager, Oliver Taylor, comments, “The Targa 53GT epitomises Fairline’s British craftsmanship and technical excellence.  With its iconic design, elegant styling and flexibility in spacious accommodation, we anticipate it becoming a class leader.

“We are delighted to debut the Targa 53GT at Southampton Boat Show, prior to its US launch at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.”

Also on the water at Southampton Boat Show will be the Targa 38, Fairline’s sports cruiser and the beautifully crafted Targa 48 OPEN, which showcases Fairline’s stunning new choice of interiors. The ever popular and proven Squadron 42 and Squadron 48 complete Fairline’s line-up at the show.

Fairline’s international network of dealers will be represented on the Fairline stand, together with key personnel from Fairline’s design and manufacturing teams to provide visitors with in-depth information about the company and its ranges going into the 2016 season. 


          US debut of the highly anticipated Targa 48 OPEN at Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show   

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Exhibiting at Ramp 39, Fairline will join yacht builders from around the world at Florida’s largest annual event, which transforms Collins Avenue into a multi-million dollar showcase. Visitors to the show will be able to explore the beautifully crafted new Targa 48 OPEN and step onboard six additional Fairline models – including the luxurious Targa 62GT.   

Perfectly suited for the Miami boating scene, the Targa 48 OPEN is an elegantly appointed two cabin, double en-suite model geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas for entertaining inside and out. The model offers an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for optional jet tender and submersible bathing platform.

The Targa 48 OPEN is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the range, making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new Targa offers the highest levels of quality and performance, with considerable weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “Fairline enjoyed a strong year in the US market in 2013 and we anticipate building on this in the year ahead. We’re looking forward to launching the Targa 48 OPEN to the US market and showcasing the best of British to visitors at the show. Our new 48 foot models have been created using the very latest technology and we’ll be welcoming Fairline owners and prospective customers onboard to experience it for themselves.”


          Fairline Boats committed to London Boat Show 2014   

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The London Boat Show is one of the main highlights of the year for the leisure marine industry and an event that strengthens the UK’s position as a major destination for buyers of luxury yachts. Fairline Boats is committed to supporting the show and will continue to use the event as a means of growing its ever-expanding client base.

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “The London Boat Show is a key event for Fairline and one which we really enjoy exhibiting at. This coming January, we’ll be looking to build on the success we’ve seen at the PSP Southampton Boat Show and look forward to unveiling the new Targa 48GT to Fairline customers and visitors to the show.”

In addition to the Targa 48GT, Fairline will be exhibiting 8 of its luxury motor yachts at its impressive stand.


          The Fairline 19 at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show    

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Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will be at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, exhibiting a selection of its latest models - as well as an original Fairline 19, a model first produced in 1967. 

Celebrating 45 years of luxury British boat-building Fairline Boats scoured the UK for one of the original Fairline 19 models built in the 1960s and restored it to all of its former glory.  Since its launch, Fairline Boats has built over 13,000 models and is still the foremost expert on designing, engineering and producing elegant, British Motor Yachts.       

Visitors to the world’s largest in-the-water boat show can also step on board six boats in the Fairline range, as well as revisit Fairline’s iconic history by exploring its first ever model.  

Following successful European shows in Cannes and Southampton, visitors in the US will be able to see the flagship Squadron 78 CUSTOM, the Squadron 65, the Squadron 50, the Squadron 42, the Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO which was launched at last year’s show, the Targa 38 OPEN and the classic Fairline 19.  

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, said: “We are very excited to be exhibiting once again at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We have brought some Fairline history with us this year with Fairline’s first ever model on display - the Fairline 19, as well as a range of our latest Targas and Squadrons for guests to enjoy.  We are seeing consistently improving sales across the US and South America and we are committed to further developing the business and our dealer network throughout these regions.”


          Fairline celebrates a successful PSP Southampton Boat Show   

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The striking display of British yachts included the all new Squadron 48 and Targa 48 OPEN, orders for which are coming in thick and fast. The 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show was very rewarding in terms of overall orders for Fairline Boats, which further demonstrates the growing demand of the European boat market.            

The PSP Southampton Boat Show featured the world première of the Squadron 48 which is the second model to launch from the Fairline 48ft IPS range. The elegant Squadron features a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior. The launch of this striking new model was a huge success and the Squadron 48 is set to become one of Fairline’s most popular boats.   

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “Fairline has enjoyed another exciting and successful PSP Southampton Boat Show. This event is one of the highlights of the international show season, with the relaxed on-water environment giving our guests a real taste of what the Fairline lifestyle has to offer. Sales have been strong, with some models now sold out until the middle of 2014. Fairline would like to thank the BMF and National Boat Shows team for their continued hard work and we look forward to returning next year with an even greater presence.”

Fairline will launch the last of the trio of 48ft boats, the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO at the London Boat Show in January 2014.


          Fairline takes Southampton by storm   

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The Squadron 78 CUSTOM remains a popular choice for customers with its unmistakable durability, great sea keeping and flexibility through customisation. Fairline Boats, at stand M172-M182, is exhibiting 10 models at the show in total, as well as hosting customers and guests in a luxurious hospitality area. 

Highlights of the show so far include the World Première of the Squadron 48 and the Show Première of the new Targa 48 OPEN.  Both new models are causing quite a stir with customers and the order book throughout 2014 is filling rapidly. The striking display of British yachts on display also include the Targa 38 OPEN, Squadron 42, Targa 48 OPEN, Squadron 48, Targa 50 GRAN TURISMO, Squadron 50, Squadron 60, Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO, Squadron 65 and the iconic Squadron 78 CUSTOM. Despite the changeable weather, Fairline continues to welcome hundreds of customers to this spectacular event - offering tours of the models, refreshments and insights into what Fairline has coming up in 2014.    

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “Following the success of the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes last week we are enjoying another outstanding show at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. We have had a very pleasing number of sales and enquiries, as well as very positive responses from the customers on our new 48ft launches. It’s great to be on home soil for such a fantastic show and we’re seeing a wealth of interest from customers in the UK and across Europe.”


          Fairline Squadron 48 to make world debut at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show   

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Making her world debut at the show will be the Fairline Squadron 48. This is the second of a trio of new models to be launched from Fairline’s revamped Corby manufacturing facility, and features the same remarkable hull as the Targa 48 OPEN, as well as a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior.

Powered by Volvo Penta IPS, the Squadron 48 boasts significant weight savings thanks to the very latest technologies and industry-leading production systems being utilised by Fairline. Owners of this striking Squadron can expect no less than the very highest levels of quality and performance, as well as exceptional engineering and superb sea-keeping.

The Squadron 48 is available with an array of options to ensure it is perfectly suited to different customer requirements and markets. It will be available with variable two or three cabin options, and owners can enjoy plentiful storage throughout, considered layouts and practical yet clever touches.

The flybridge offers a large seating area around an outdoor dining table which can be lowered to convert into a sunpad. An optional BBQ package is available, which includes a sink, griddle, fridge and icemaker. This is in addition to forward-facing seating alongside the upper helm. The Squadron 48 also features an optional submersible bathing platform, which can also accommodate a jet tender and has been a very popular addition on many of Fairline’s larger yachts. The twin transom gates lead to a well-appointed cockpit.

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are delighted to be launching the Squadron 48 at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. We are incredibly pleased with our trio of new models and have no doubt they will each become iconic Fairline models. We have created these new 48 foot models using the very latest technology and look forward to welcoming many Fairline owners and prospective customers on board to truly uncover the best of British at this year’s show.”


          Show première of the Targa 48 OPEN at Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes   

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Visitors to the boat show will be amongst the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish, and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years.

The Targa 48 OPEN is the first of three 48ft models that the leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer is launching over the coming months, and the first model to come out of Fairline’s newly revamped manufacturing facility following a £2.8m investment.

The 48 OPEN is an exciting new addition to the Fairline Targa range and is set to take the true Mediterranean spirit and style to the rest of the world. A beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are very excited about the launch of the Targa 48 OPEN and looking forward to showcasing her at this prestigious event.  The Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes is the gateway to the Mediterranean motor yachting world and the perfect place to launch the Targa 48 OPEN.  A lot of work has gone into this new model and we are delighted with the results.”

Fairline will launch the second new model in the Fairline 48ft range, the Squadron 48, at the 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show, and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO will follow at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show in 2014.


          Fairline Targa 48 OPEN premières at Goodwood Festival of Speed   

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Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event were some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is proving to be very popular with the next two models in the range due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is an impressive addition to the Fairline range. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The première of the Targa 48 OPEN was a great success and we received some very positive feedback.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we were proud to be premièring another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
  
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”  

Following the Goodwood Festival of Speed the Targa 48 OPEN will be part of the Fairline South Coast Tour in August where visitors are invited on board to experience the boat.  She will also be making her show debuts at Southampton Boat Show and Cannes Boat Show later in the year.


          World première of the Targa 48 OPEN at Goodwood Festival of Speed   

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Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event will be some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is already forward sold until early 2014, and the next two models in the range are due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is set to be an impressive addition to the Fairline range.

This new model will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range, making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new Targa offers the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are very excited about the première of the Targa 48 OPEN - the first of the new range.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we are proud to be premiering another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
  
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”


          Fairline North Mallorca awarded Dealer of the Year   

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Leading luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats hosted its annual dealer conference on Tuesday 11th June at Rushton Hall, highlighting its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and 48ft range.  The conference saw the Targa 48 OPEN being unveiled to Fairline’s global dealers ahead of its world debut in July, and included a tour of the new manufacturing facility, presentations from key suppliers, and an awards dinner.  The awards ceremony celebrated the best in category for Fairline dealers including the Service Excellence Award, the Vision & Investment Award and the Dealer of the Year Award.   

The full list of awards and winners in each category include: 

Service Excellence Award – Fairline Channel Islands

Marketing Innovation Award – Fairline Florida

Dealer of the Year Award – Fairline North Mallorca

Vision & Investment Award – Fairline Turkey

Vision & Investment Award – Fairline India

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The 2013 Fairline Dealer Conference has truly highlighted the incredibly high standards of Fairline dealers worldwide.  The award winners epitomise the innovation, vision and customer service that Fairline is renowned for.

“We are very proud of our dealerships, and see them as a vital part of making Fairline Boats the world-class luxury brand that it is.  Their intimate local knowledge and experience ensures we can offer a consistently high level of service right around the world.”     

The 2013 Fairline Dealer Conference also included business updates from Fairline and Better Capital and gave Fairline suppliers the opportunity to network with individual dealers.


          Fairline Boats enjoy another successful Istanbul Boat Show   

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The world’s second-largest indoor boat show played host to the regional launch of Fairline’s latest Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO.

The stunning sports yacht was a key attraction at the nine-day event and formed a central feature of Fairline Turkey’s truly impressive stand – the second-largest show stand in the world from the leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer.

Thousands of customers were served up exotic teas and champagne in beautiful surroundings with new and current owners welcomed aboard a lineup of models including the Targa 38 OPEN, Targa 50 GRAN TURISMO, Squadron 42, Squadron 50 and Squadron 65 with four cabin layout.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “Eurasia Boat Show is fast becoming one of the leading boat shows in the calendar and boasts 35,000 square metres of boats and attractions across seven halls. Our presence at the event, as well as our continued commitment to new product development, further underlines our commitment to invest and grow new and current international markets. We were delighted to share the news of the three new models coming to market during 2014 and customers were keen to hear we will be growing our product portfolio to 14-16 models, with plans firmly underway to reach this and grow our dealer support network alongside it.”

Fairline Turkey also used the event to launch its new used boat brand Boatmart.com.tr. BoatMart leads the way in Turkey for brokerage services and has become the brokerage portal of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious boat brands.


          Fairline returns from successful Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show 2013    

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The striking display of British yachts included the all new Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO, Squadron 65 with four-cabin layout, Targa 50 GRAN TURISMO, Targa 38 OPEN and the Squadron 50, which went down a storm with customers at the event with a number of sales achieved. Despite the rain, Fairline was delighted to welcome hundreds of customers during the four-day event - offering tours of the models, refreshments and insights into what Fairline has coming up in 2013.  

Fairline also hosted a VIP evening reception on the Saturday night of the show where it welcomed customers, show visitors and industry guests to enjoy superb live entertainment and hospitality. 

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “Following the success of the London, we have enjoyed another triumphant event at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.  We have had an excellent number of sales and enquiries, as well as very positive responses from the customers visiting the new stand.  The US is an important market for us, which we are very committed to, and our dealers are looking forward to what the coming weeks will bring as we follow up further enquiries.”

Fairline is now busy preparing for the launch of the upcoming 48ft models, with the Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48 due to make their debuts at this year’s autumn shows.


          Trio of global debuts planned for Fairline boats in 2013   

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2013 is set to be a big year for leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, with the introduction of three new exciting 48ft models. The first model to arrive this summer will be the Targa 48 OPEN which is already forward sold until early 2014. This will be closely followed by the Squadron 48 in autumn 2013 and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO later this year. 

All three models will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range and making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new 48s offer the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback. As a result, customers have an array of options to ensure each is perfectly suited to different markets. All models will be available with variable two or three cabin layouts and owners will enjoy plentiful storage throughout, considered layouts and practical yet clever touches.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We have implemented a new product development strategy and invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want. We are incredibly excited about the new range and have worked diligently to ensure the new hull matches the characteristics of IPS to retain our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping. We are looking forward to releasing details of all models at upcoming boat shows and events and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

Targa 48 OPEN – Launching in summer 2013
The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

Squadron 48 - Launching in late 2013
The Squadron 48 will feature a spacious flybridge with large seating area and a sunbed conversion. A submersible bathing platform to accommodate a jet tender is also featured. The twin transom gates lead to a well-appointed cockpit,  and an optional BBQ package is offered which includes a sink, griddle, fridge and icemaker. The stainless steel doors lead to a welcoming saloon, with large seating areas to both port and starboard, as well as further seating provided alongside the twin helms. Down below there are three cabins as standard with the flexibility of a dinette option in place of the third cabin.

Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO – Launching in late 2013 
The Targa 48GT will feature a glazed electric hard top roof with a spacious, sociable upper deck, J-shaped cockpit seating with table, and optional sunbed conversion. The saloon offers plentiful seating, in addition to a well-appointed helm station with twin seats. The lower deck has three cabins as standard and there is an optional lower saloon/dinette in lieu of the third cabin layout.

Customers can find out everything they want to know about the new range by visiting Fairline’s stand, A300 at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show.


          Fairline Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO nominated for prestigious Motor Boat of the Year Award   

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Winners of the awards will be announced on Monday 14th January during the Tullet Prebon London International Boat Show. 

The awards are hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting, Motor Boats Monthly and ybw.com, and are sponsored by Pantaenius.  Each boat nominated in the categories has been rigorously tested by one of the publications and judged on design, ability and value for money for the chosen marketplace. 

Fairline Boats previously won the award for the Sports Cruiser above 45ft category with its Targa 58 GRAN TURISMO in 2011. In 2007 it was awarded the Sports Cruiser under 45ft award for its Targa 38, and has also previously won the flybridge over 50ft award for its Squadron 68. 

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “As a previous winner of the Motor Boat of the Year Awards we are delighted to once again be nominated for such a prestigious accolade.  We hope to repeat the success of last year and bring home the award for Sports Cruiser over 45ft with the Fairline Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO.”


          Fairline wins Editor’s Choice Award   

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The Fairline yacht won the Best Import Motoryacht award in the 60-70 feet category. With exceptional sea-keeping and a beautiful quality of finish, the luxurious Squadron 60 illustrates just why Fairline continues to lead the way in motor yacht engineering and design. The Squadron 60 was chosen by the award’s panel of judges, made up of the editors from AIM Media titles including Yachts International and Power & MotorYacht magazine.


Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing, commented: “We are very pleased to have won the Editor’s Choice Award. We were up against the entire industry, and we were delighted to hear the editors championed the Squadron 60. It is good to be acknowledged for the hard work and passion we put in to our manufacturing, and we look forward to introducing the Squadron 60 in America in 2013 and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

The Editor’s Choice Award is a new AIM Marine Group award, recognising the best the boating industry has to offer.


          Successful start to show season    

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Following busy shows at Cannes and Southampton, Fairline is preparing for its next big event, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which takes place from 25 – 29 October, where the Targa 62GT will make its US premiere.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We have enjoyed two great shows and are pleased with the volume of sales and enquiries we have received across both events. We had significant interest in our two debut models, as well as the Targa 48 OPEN, which we will be launching next summer. This is the start of a busy boat show season for us, which is looking to be a promising one.”


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Sebuah pesawat CN 235 Maritime Patrol (MPA) pesanan TNI Angkatan Laut terparkir di hanggar PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). Berkelir hijau, pesawat itu baru saja lulus uji coba terbang selama satu jam di langit Jawa Barat awal April 2013 lalu.

Para teknisi PTDI berkerubung di pesawat seharga US21,5 juta per buahnya itu. Burung besi produksi PTDI bekerjasama Airbus Military itu hendak diperkuat dengan radar pengintai lautan, dan kamera beresolusi tinggi.
“Radar itu dapat melihat hingga 200 meter di bawah permukaan laut,” kata mantan Kepala Humas PTDI, Rakhendi Priatna yang menemani VIVAnews berkeliling di pabrik pembuatan pesawat PTDI, di lahan seluas 80 hektar, awal April 2013 lalu.
Di belakang CN 235 MPA, tampak antri dua pesawat lainnya.  Semua menunggu kelihaian tangan para teknisi. PTDI memang saat ini tengah kebanjiran berbagai pesanan pesawat, khususnya CN 235. Pada 2012, PTDI berhasil membuat empat unit CN 235, dua unit NC 212, dua unit Super Puma, satu unit CN 195 dan 12 unit Bell 412.
Setelah terpuruk dihajar badai krisis moneter 1997,  perusahaan itu kini mencoba bangkit. Hanggar yang dulu sempat sepi, kini ramai dengan beragam pekerjaan.  Order mengalir, dan rezeki pun tumpah. Setelah merugi sembilan tahun, baru pada 2012 perusahaan menangguk laba.
Terakhir, rapor keuangannya biru pada 2002, dengan laba bersih Rp11,26 miliar. Setelah itu, kantong PTDI pun kempis.   Hutangnya seawan, dan nyaris kolaps. Sekitar 16 ribu karyawan dipecat, dan hanya  tersisa 4.000.  Para insinyur terbaik pun hengkang ke berbagai pabrik pesawat dunia.
Lebih tragis lagi, perusahaan perakit pesawat itu sampai terpaksa membuat panci agar bisa bertahan hidup. “Sepanjang 2003 hingga 2007 PTDI ini tak pernah tutup buku. Sehingga kami harus mulai tutup buku 2003-2007,” kenang Direktur Utama PTDI, Budi Santoso.
Budi bukanlah orang baru di PTDI. Ia bergabung sejak 1987, saat masih bernama IPTN. Pada 1998 lalu, ia pindah menjadi Direktur Utama PT Pindad, dan berhasil. Pada 2007 lalu, doktor ilmu robotika dari Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgia, ini diminta pemerintah membenahi PTDI.
Saat ia baru memimpin, Budi dicegat oleh banyak persoalan. Ribuan bekas karyawan berdemonstrasi menuntut pesangon. Dan soal itu terus menguras energinya. Ditambah beban hutang, khususnya hutang kepada pemerintah yang mencapai Rp3,8 triliun. Kas  keuangan PTDI kandas saat itu.
Dia lalu membereskannya tahap demi tahap. Pada 2009, semua urusan masa lalu itu kelar. Setelah diaudit BPK, instansi pajak, dan berbagai lembaga, utang ke pemerintah itu pun beres. “Kami minta utang kepada pemerintah dikonversi menjadi modal. Duitnya sih tidak ada, hanya di atas kertas. Tapi ia tidak menjadi beban keuangan PTDI,” katanya.
Tangan dingin Budi Santoso perlahan menuai hasil. Pada 2012 lalu,  perusahaan membukukan laba bersih sekitar Rp40 miliar, dengan pendapatan Rp2,68 triliun. Pendapatan terbesar disumbang oleh pembuatan pesawat sebesar Rp2,3 triliun, manufaktur komponen Rp236 miliar, jasa teknisi dan alutsista Rp65 miliar, dan dari perawatan pesawat Rp104 miliar.
Tiga  langkah
Beresnya utang masa lalu itu, kata Budi Santoso, menjadi titik balik PTDI. Pada akhir 2011, mendapatkan kucuran dana Penyertaan Modal Negara (PMN) sebesar Rp2,06 triliun. Direksi tidak menyia-nyiakan dana itu, dan langsung memakainya untuk modernisasi mesin, hanggar dan sumber daya manusia.
Direktur Niaga dan Restrukturisasi, Budiman Saleh menjelaskan PTDI telah mengalokasikan Rp270 miliar membeli berbagai mesin produksi serta membenahi dan membangun hanggar baru senilai Rp140 miliar. Nantinya, PTDI akan mempunyai dua hanggar perakitan pesawat.
Satu hanggar baru tersebut baru akan beroperasi pada Semester I 2014, dan mampu merakit pesawat besar seperti CN 295. (Lihat Bagian 3: Agar di Langit Kita Jaya)
Tiga langkah restrukturisasi pun  dilakukan. Pertama, pada fase darurat, selama 2011-2012, dibenahi kondisi internal. Kedua, adalah tahap stabilisasi pada 2012-2013. Pada fase ini perusahaan melakukan berbagai investasi dan revitalisasi. Terakhir, diharapkan pada 2015 ke atas, PTDI diharapkan lepas dari ketergantungan pada pemerintah.
“Saat ini kami sedang dalam tahap fase kedua. Kita lakukan pencarian pendanaan untuk permodalan, pemetaan pasar dan persiapan produk baru seperti N 219,” kata Budiman.
Saat ini, untuk bergerak perusahaan memang tergantung pada rezeki dari pemerintah. Misalnya, PTDI meraup kontrak hingga Rp7 triliun hingga tiga tahun mendatang, sebagian besar dari Kementerian Pertahanan. Tapi setelah itu, PTDI diminta untuk mandiri.
“Kami perlu hidup. Bisnis pesawat terbang bukan sesuatu yang instan,” kata Budi Santoso.
Bantuan itu, kata Budi, penting. Ia seperti efek bola salju. Konsumen melihat perusahaan mulai bangkit, dan tanpa diundang, mereka datang ke pabrik dan melakukan kerjasama. “Lima tahun lalu, saat saya pertama kali menjadi Direktur Utama, hal ini tidak pernah saya bayangkan,” katanya.
Menggandeng Airbus
Salah satu kunci keberhasilan PTDI adalah belajar dari kesalahan masa lalu. Sewaktu masih bernama IPTN, perusahaan ini “jor-joran” mengembangkan berbagai macam pernik pesawat walaupun tidak ekonomis.  Insinyur mereka waktu itu sangat menguasai teknologi, tapi tidak mengerti ilmu marketing.
“Ternyata, mengerti teknologi saja tidak cukup. Bagian lain adalah menguasai pasar, kami tidak pernah pelajari hal tersebut,” kata Budi.
Jalan lain mendongkrak kembali perusahaan yang  “pingsan” sejak krisis 1997 lalu adalah usaha  menggandeng industri penerbangan lain yang telah berkibar, yaitu Airbus dan Boeing. “Dua-duanya kami jajaki,” ujar Budi.
Namun, yang terdekat adalah EADS, perusahaan yang termasuk grupnya Airbus. Secara sejarah, PTDI lebih dekat, meskipun dulu mereka pernah punya hubungan dengan Boeing.
Cara ini, kata Budi, lebih efektif. Soalnya, membuat pasar baru membutuhkan waktu hingga puluhan tahun. PTDI tidak mungkin menanti selama itu, bisa keburu mati. Cara PTDI mirip seperti yang dilakukan Lenovo dan IBM. “Lenovo dahulu menggunakan merek IBM hingga orang-orang sadar IBM itu Lenovo. Sekarang Lenovo tidak memakai nama IBM namun tetap laku,” katanya.
Cara ini mulai membuahkan hasil. PTDI kini menerapkan standar administrasi hingga membuat pesawat, yang sesuai standar Airbus, baik EADS Airbus dan Airbus Military, membantu dari teknik hingga non teknik. Per tahun, PTDI mendapatkan kontrak Rp180-200 miliar. Dengan bekal inilah, PTDI bertekad membuat pesawat asli Indonesia.
Selain dengan EADS, PTDI juga menjalin kerjasama dengan Eurocopter Family yang juga dibawah EADS untuk membuat body helikopter MK II, yaitu tailboom dan fuselage senilai Rp5 miliar. Selain itu PTDI juga menjadi subkontrak CTRM dan Korean Air senilai Rp10 miliar.
Berbagai pesanan inilah yang membuat para karyawan PTDI bergairah. Saat ini, pabrik PTDI berjalan dua shift. Pada shift malam mereka akan mengejar produksi jika terjadi masalah di dua shift sebelumnya. Saking penuhnya order, PTDI tidak berani mengambil pekerjaan lagi. Kapasitas produksi perusahan itu sudah penuh.
“Maka, kalau ada yang bilang kami menganggur, itu salah. Dengan modernisasi saat ini, PTDI 2-3 kali lebih produktif dari yang lama,” katanya.
Jet tempur
Mesin-mesin buatan Jerman, Italia dan Taiwan terbaru sejak 2012 lalu telah hadir di pabrik PTDI. Mesin CNC (Computerized Numerical Control), di antaranya Quaser MV 18C, Haas VF6-50, Haas VR 11 B Deckel Maho DMU 100 mB, dan mesin Gantry Jobs LINX30 serta Gantry Matec 30 P membuat semangat baru bagi para teknisi. Urusan produksi menjadi lebih cepat.
Meski begitu, kapasitasnya belum setara dengan pabrik besar seperti Airbus. Untuk membuat sebuah pesawat dari nol hingga bisa terbang PTDI membutuhkan waktu 8-12 bulan. Sementara Airbus dan Boeing, rata-rata hanya butuh dua pekan. Dengan mesin baru, waktu produksi diharapkan bisa diringkas menjadi dua bulan.
Bermodal mesin itu pula, perusahaan yakin dapat meraup laba lebih besar. Pada 2013 ini PTDI menargetkan pendapatan sebesar Rp3 triliun,  dengan target laba bersih Rp60 miliar. Pada 2012 laba tercatat Rp40 miliar. Perusahaan kini mulai percaya diri, misalnya meminjam dana ke Bank sebagai modal kerja.
Secara potensial, PTDI masih bisa mengembangkan CN-235 menjadi CN-234 Next Generation.  CN-235 adalah proyek bersama antara PTDI dengan CASA. PTDI diberikan kebebasan oleh CASA untuk memberikan berbagai inovasi pada CN-235. Salah satunya menambahkan wing tips untuk menambah kestabilan pesawat.
Selain itu, C-212 versi improvement, harganya lebih murah, dan kapasitasnya juga bertambah. “Kami juga menargetkan pusat perawatan PTDI dapat merawat Airbus A320 di Indonesia,” ujar Budi.
Agar makin tokcer di masa depan, perusahaan itu akan merekrut generasi muda. Penerimaan besar-besaran insinyur PTDI terjadi pada 1982-1986. Setelah itu, tidak ada lagi. Kini sekitar 45 persen sumber daya ahli di perusahaan itu, khususnya para engineer, telah memasuki masa pensiun.
Kini, pegawai baru direkrut secara bertahap. “Yang pensiun, akan kami pertahankan 1-2 orang sebagai pelatih engineer baru. Cara ini kami gunakan mengatasi lost generation di PTDI,” kata Budiman.
Sebagai bahan latihan bagi para insinyur muda, PTDI menyiapkan N 219. Pesawat berkapasitas 19 orang ini akan dijadikan model agar para insiyur muda mengetahui satu siklus pembuatan pesawat.
Dari produk N 219 inilah, tenaga ahli muda itu dapat mengembangkan beragam jenis pesawat. Bukan tak mungkin suatu saat mereka menciptakan pesawat jet komersial seperti N2130 yang mati suri. Atau pesawat tempur IF-X/K-FX, kolaborasi PTDI dengan Korea Selatan.
Proyek terakhir itu kini memang tidak jelas nasibnya. Sebab, Korea Selatan memotong anggaran riset, serta pemerintah Turki mengundurkan diri dari program itu. 

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          Manage my Search Marketing by chrispavey   
Hi, I've recently launched a new website and brand - toastfilms.co.uk. We're a wedding videography company based in Nottingham, UK. I'm looking to significantly improve my local and national SEO for keywords related to wedding videography/filmmaking... (Budget: £250 - £750 GBP, Jobs: Internet Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, SEO)
          SEO my Website by Cromedog1961   
Hi, I'm looking to hire a company for SEO, Social Media Marketing and Google Adwords for a new website (www.meetingandeventlogistics.com) that was recently built. We are a small logistics company that has never had a need for a website but we are looking to expand our business... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Anything Goes, Internet Marketing, Link Building, Marketing, SEO)
          Seo in sweden only by akhtarnaved   
Hello, i am looking for seo service. My website is swedish and looking only one who can help me in making backlinks, content and off page seo in sweden only. For ex all backlinks should be from .se website etc... (Budget: £20 - £250 GBP, Jobs: Internet Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, SEO)
          Sales and Marketing by mbbcitrading   
I need some help with selling something. I am looking for a sales agent and sales manager for products like detergent, motorcycle & speed boats. (Budget: ₱10000 - ₱30000 PHP, Jobs: Sales)
          127 facts you probably didn’t know about video marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]   

Curious about video marketing? This infographic made by Megan Arevalo will tell you the 127 facts you probably didn't know about video marketing, including: timeline, demographics, video usage statistics, growth of online video, video marketing overview, video marketing conversion, mobile role in video marketing, psychology of video consumers, video in email marketing, video commerce, top platforms for video marketing, remarketing in video marketing.

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          Amazon E Commerce Specialist - Tophawks Marketing Solutions - Secunderabad, Telangana   
Training the local vendors to sell on amazon by listing their business and products on amazon seller portal. Get an amazon trained E com specialist certificate.... ₹90,000 a month
From Indeed - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 02:23:35 GMT - View all Secunderabad, Telangana jobs
          Build Car Sales With Internet Marketing, Car Dealerships Benefit From Search And Reputation   
By Michael Griffin A New Way Of Automobile Shopping The way to shop for a new car in the internet age is to go online and search for “your model reviews”. Then you can compare and make sure it is good for you. After that search for “dealer name reviews,” and you can determine if […]
          Discover Network Marketing VT   
Network Marketing VT can enhance your business in ways that you wouldn’t believe.  It is a training program and an income source that will bring you great rewards. If you are a marketer, either an internet marketer or a multi-level marketer, Network Marketing VT has training that will show you the best ways to use […]
          AttPro Sales & Marketing Consultant - MedPro Group - Richardson, TX   
Become a Subject Matter Expert on LPL marketing. Acquire a deep understanding of LPL market and competition. To support the development & execution of best in...
From Indeed - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:03:20 GMT - View all Richardson, TX jobs
          How to get the best GoDaddy.com rebate   
After several years of GoDaddy services, we learn some of their marketing tricks. If you want to get the best rebate they can offer you, between 20% and 40% (we just received a 32% offer), before your renewal, (or when you want to buy new product), put the items you want in your shopping cart, … Continue reading How to get the best GoDaddy.com rebate
          In-House Marketing Agent -Kona - Wyndham Vacation Ownership - Kailua-Kona, HI   
Wyndham Vacation Ownership is the world's largest vacation ownership company with an impressive list of world-renowned destinations. We've grown and excelled
From Wyndham - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 03:11:22 GMT - View all Kailua-Kona, HI jobs
          Restaurant Manager - NPC dba Wendy's - King, NC   
Interview and hire team members. Maximize store sales goals versus budget, including participation in marketing programs....
From NPC dba Wendy's - Sat, 20 May 2017 09:15:31 GMT - View all King, NC jobs
          Assistant Manager - Starboard Group Management Company - Hialeah, FL   
Execution of national and local marketing programs. Assists GM/TSM with creation and execution of store plan and store priorities....
From Starboard Group Management Company - Mon, 08 May 2017 08:08:57 GMT - View all Hialeah, FL jobs
          Marketing Coordinator- Projects - NRT LLC - Sarasota, FL   
NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) and will make employment decisions without regard...
From Realogy - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:57:44 GMT - View all Sarasota, FL jobs
          Marketing Coordinator- Projects - Realogy NRT - Sarasota, FL   
NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) and will make employment decisions without regard...
From Realogy NRT - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:24:30 GMT - View all Sarasota, FL jobs
          General Manager - Boston Market | Boston Market Corporation - North Miami Beach, FL   
Typical hours are between 8:00am to 10:00pm, with about 50 - 52 hours of work per week expected. Local store marketing;...
From Boston Market - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:42:43 GMT - View all North Miami Beach, FL jobs
          Sales Manager (SM) - Technicom - New Delhi, Delhi   
Candidates having knowledge of German language will be preferred. Sales promotion and marketing of high value high-tech capital equipment....
From Technicom - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:41:32 GMT - View all New Delhi, Delhi jobs
          Digital Marketing Manager - Enchanting Travels - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Excellent mastery of English (and German would be a plus). As part of our ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years, we aim to build a strong brand within...
From Enchanting Travels - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:53:38 GMT - View all Bangalore, Karnataka jobs
          How to DIY Digital Marketing Efforts (Small Business Guide)   

When it comes to digital marketing, it’s always best to consult with an expert firm or individual with vast knowledge of the business. Because, as you are about to find out, digital marketing is like running a second business on top of your existing business. But if you insist on doing it yourself, here are […]

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          Digital Marketing Content Specialist - TMX - Toronto, ON   
TMX Group owns and operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, Montreal Exchange, & Natural Gas Exchange (NGX) / AgriClear...
From TMX - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:50:57 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Head of Digital Marketing - TMX - Toronto, ON   
TMX Group owns and operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, Montreal Exchange, & Natural Gas Exchange (NGX) / AgriClear...
From TMX - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:50:56 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          MÉXICO - Comarketing Senior Lead - Linio - Xico, Méx.   
Una en cada país en donde tenemos operación y dos más:. Mínimo 3 años de experiencia en puestos comerciales y de mercadotecnia....
De Linio - Thu, 25 May 2017 18:59:08 GMT - Ver todos los empleos en Xico, Méx.
          Marketing and Communications Intern - Weengushk Film Institute - M'chigeeng, ON   
This position has been made available by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. The Marketing and Communications Intern is involved in developing... $35,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:13:45 GMT - View all M'chigeeng, ON jobs
          Manager, SalesForce Marketing Cloud (eCRM) - RBC - Toronto, ON   
Proficiency with J2EE, .NET, mainframe platform, packaged applications, multi-platforms applications, human workflow, EAI, SOA. What is the opportunity?...
From RBC - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:07:36 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Sales And Marketing Coordinator - Gauteng   
A well established popular restaurant situated in the Emperor's Palace Casino seeks a competent and experienced Sales and Marketing coordinator to cold call and... R8 000 - R10 000 a month
From LodgeStaff.com - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:01:31 GMT - View all Gauteng jobs
          Marketing Intern - CARNIVAL CITY CASINO - Johannesburg, Gauteng   
TAKE OVER CONTENT CREATION FOR COMPANY SOCIAL MEDIA. ASSIST WITH CAPTURING AND ANALYZING SOCIAL MEDIA METRICS. PERFORM RESEARCH INTO OUR CLIENTS INDUSTRIES R5 000 a month
From Indeed - Wed, 10 May 2017 09:42:35 GMT - View all Johannesburg, Gauteng jobs
          AH 7732 - Sales and Marketing Coordinator - HotelJobs.co.za - Gauteng, Gauteng   
A well established popular restaurant situated in the Emperor’s Palace Casino seeks a competent and experienced Sales and Marketing coordinator to cold call and... R8 000 - R10 000 a month
From HotelJobs.co.za - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:59:06 GMT - View all Gauteng, Gauteng jobs
          Sales and Marketing Coordinator - Professional Career Services - East Rand, Gauteng   
A well established popular restaurant situated in the Emperor’s Palace Casino seeks a competent and experienced Sales and Marketing coordinator to cold call and... R8 000 - R10 000 a month
From Professional Career Services - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:24:04 GMT - View all East Rand, Gauteng jobs
          The Six Point Checklist for Video Marketing Domination   
It’s a wonder to me why so few businesses employ video as part of their marketing especially since video is extremely easy to create and is absolutely effective for conversions. What do you have in your pocket, sitting at your desk, or in your hand right now? Is it your cell phone? If so then you already have the tool to make these money making videos. I already covered a lot of video marketing through YouTube (it’s a series) but I wanted to come back to the topic and really condense it into a checklist which is very actionable this … Continue reading
          Crafty Ways to Earn Affiliate Commissions in Everyday Life   
When I first started putting together this post I wanted to use the word “sly” to describe the techniques you could use in everyday life to earn affiliate commissions. However, sly is cunning but also has the connotation of being deceitful and that’s not what we’re going for with these tactics. You know affiliate marketing so naturally you are aware of the online retailers that offer products and services; these are products people buy or subscribe to but often do so through physical locations because many still don’t know how to search the Web effectively for great deals. When you … Continue reading
          Affiliate Money Makers: Printouts   
Throughout this short series I will take you through five of the most powerful ways to begin earning money through your Affiliate Marketing efforts. The items that are included in this series are the pages and content types that are applicable to any online project. The five I will cover include: Resource pages In-Depth reviews Checklist Translations Printouts Each of these allow you to share valuable information and an affiliate link (or more). The pieces are built around trust and action so when you hold the position of a positive brand it increases the odds of conversions; people see that … Continue reading
          Affiliate Money Makers: Translations   
Throughout this short series I will take you through five of the most powerful ways to begin earning money through your Affiliate Marketing efforts. The items that are included in this series are the pages and content types that are applicable to any online project. The five I will cover include: Resource pages In-Depth reviews Checklist Translations Printouts Each of these allow you to share valuable information and an affiliate link (or more). The pieces are built around trust and action so when you hold the position of a positive brand it increases the odds of conversions; people see that … Continue reading
          Affiliate Money Makers: Checklists   
Throughout this short series I will take you through five of the most powerful ways to begin earning money through your Affiliate Marketing efforts. The items that are included in this series are the pages and content types that are applicable to any online project. The five I will cover include: Resource pages In-Depth reviews Checklist Translations Printouts Each of these allow you to share valuable information and an affiliate link (or more). The pieces are built around trust and action so when you hold the position of a positive brand it increases the odds of conversions; people see that … Continue reading
          Affiliate Money Makers: In-Depth Reviews   
Throughout this short series I will take you through five of the most powerful ways to begin earning money through your Affiliate Marketing efforts. The items that are included in this series are the pages and content types that are applicable to any online project. The five I will cover include: Resource pages In-Depth reviews Checklist Translations Printouts Each of these allow you to share valuable information and an affiliate link (or more). The pieces are built around trust and action so when you hold the position of a positive brand it increases the odds of conversions; people see that … Continue reading
          Affiliate Money Makers: Resource Pages   
Throughout this short series I will take you through five of the most powerful ways to begin earning money through your Affiliate Marketing efforts. The items that are included in this series are the pages and content types that are applicable to any online project. The five I will cover include: Resource pages In-Depth reviews Checklist Translations Printouts Each of these allow you to share valuable information and an affiliate link (or more). The pieces are built around trust and action so when you hold the position of a positive brand it increases the odds of conversions; people see that … Continue reading
          Do This Now: Check Old Affiliate Links (They May Be Dead… or Worse)   
How old is your website and its content? When was the last time you looked at pieces you created more than a few months ago? Do you even remember what you had been promoting last year? I recently went back and restarted an Affiliate Marketing project I had left on hiatus or more than two years because I had lost interest. The site still brought in commissions from time to time but nowhere near as it was during its heyday. My first thought was just that the traffic was half of what it used to be so that must be … Continue reading
          Technical Project Coordinator (Electronic Data Systems) - GMC Software - Markham, ON   
Are you a marketing guru with a technical background looking to skyrocket your career? Technical Project Coordinator (Electronic Data Systems )....
From GMC Software - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:31:46 GMT - View all Markham, ON jobs
          Director of Business Development - Skyrocket Digital - Vancouver, BC   
The Director of Business Development is responsible for developing and executing the company’s sales and marketing efforts, client development and retention
From Skyrocket Digital - Wed, 31 May 2017 17:03:08 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
          junior national key account - Randstad Professionals Italia - Milano, Lombardia   
Gruppo Auchan, Conad, Bennet, Gruppo PAM...); La divisione Sales & Marketing di Randstad Professionals, specializzata nella Ricerca e Selezione di profili...
Da Randstad Professionals Italia - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:13:23 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Milano, Lombardia
          Part time Retail Merchandiser Specialist - Acosta Sales and Marketing - Martinez, CA   
High school or equivalent. The Retail Coverage merchandiser primarily provides retail sales merchandising coverage and coverage of retail special projects for... $13 an hour
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:54:29 GMT - View all Martinez, CA jobs
          Sales and Marketing Services Coordinator - Mosaic North America - Jacksonville, FL   
The Sales and Marketing Services Coordinator works closely with account management to support the planning and execution of customer and shopper marketing
From Mosaic North America - Fri, 26 May 2017 15:43:32 GMT - View all Jacksonville, FL jobs
          Graphic Designer II - Mosaic North America - Jacksonville, FL   
Mosaic North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Mosaic North America is a full-service marketing agency that delivers successful brand experiences for...
From Mosaic North America - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:52:31 GMT - View all Jacksonville, FL jobs
          Director, Corporate Strategy - Mosaic North America - Jacksonville, FL   
Acosta is a global leader providing a wide range of outsourced sales, marketing and retail merchandising services to manufacturers and retailers. For more
From Mosaic North America - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:41:56 GMT - View all Jacksonville, FL jobs
          Real World Statistics   
Its good to remember that statistics is the basis of all useful problem solving:

Making Statistics Work in the Real World

Wharton's Bhaswar Bhattacharya discusses his research on statistical methods.

The field of statistics is about more than just crunching numbers. Wharton statistics professor Bhaswar Bhattacharya is researching the best ways to apply statistical methods to solve problems in a range of fields, from health care to marketing to languages. Bhattacharya spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about shedding new light on one of the oldest mathematical disciplines.  

(Podcast) An edited transcript of the conversation follows. .... 

Knowledge@Wharton: Could you give us a brief summary of your research and what kind of question you were trying to answer?

Bhaswar Bhattacharya: My research interests are the intersection of statistics probability and combinatorics. Recently, numerous and very interesting combinatorial and graph theory-related problems have emerged in statistics, mainly because of the ubiquitous presence of network data and the increasing use of graph-based methods in modern-day analytics. As a consequence, many interesting connections have emerged between modern statistical methods and classical concepts in geometry and probability. You can use them to solve interesting problems in statistics. .... " 


          Account Executive - AMG - Mosaic North America - Jacksonville, FL   
The Account Executive works closely with account management to support the planning and execution of account-specific marketing programs. 1-3 years of prior
From Mosaic North America - Mon, 01 May 2017 15:37:39 GMT - View all Jacksonville, FL jobs
          Generative Neural Networks and Marketing   
A good explanation of generative neural networks,  how they work and their applications.  There has been some conversation about their implications for video use and marketing.  Any real examples out there?   Exploring.


          Marketing Communication Officer   
Marketing Communication Officer in Antwerpen
          How Young Millionaires Invest their Money   
More and more Millenials are pushing bounderies and becoming Millionaires! In the age of the internet, Instagram, facebook, Youtube and other social media platforms, all it takes is an idea, some marketing savvie and an audience to make it into the Millionaires club! Sure, at times talk might be easier than reality but, for those […]
          Leasing Consultant - Chicago, IL - Bozzuto - Chicago, IL   
Sales & Marketing Associate At Bozzuto, it’s all about experience. Whether it’s the experience you bring, gain or give, we want your journey to be exceptional...
From Bozzuto - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:44:31 GMT - View all Chicago, IL jobs
          Some Video Trends for 2017   
I recently read 10 Stats about Video that Marketers Need to Know from the Marketing Insider Group. Good article! Here are some highlights that stood out to me: Facebook native video posts receive 135% more organic reach that photo posts. Consumers are almost ten times more likely to click on a video than text or photos. […]
          Attend the Library Marketing Conference   
Update: Had someone ask, so – registration prices are being set now, and should be announced in a few days. Click through to the website to find more info! Did you know there’s a Library Marketing & Communications conference? There is – and it’s being held in November! It’s called the Library Marketing & Communications Conference, […]
          Aggregate Sales Representative - U.S. Concrete - Salem, NJ   
Architects, Engineers, Owners, and Contractors. The Aggregate Sales Representative has responsibility for the marketing and sale of aggregate, sand and gravel...
From U.S. Concrete - Wed, 03 May 2017 21:19:44 GMT - View all Salem, NJ jobs
          Continuous notifiers/popups with mouse over expansion effect at Bottom Left   

That was very swift, sharp, brilliant and to the point.Thank you somuch @coothead you are the man. Learning lot of things from you and your code. I don't have more words and all I can say is, love you. I am honored to meet you here. Thank you sitepoint as well for allowing creative thoughts to put into work with the help of eminent experts.I hope this creative work will benefit everyone who uses sitepoint by downloading @coothead code. This requirement appears to be creative and NASCENT in nature.Thank you for encouraging that. And productive to the website owner as business can can drag the reading focus of website users to this continuous pop ups where they may want to use marketing/add material/popular products/services etc. Thanks again @coothead Have a great day and happy weekend.


          Product Marketing Manager - Cargill - Singapore   
Position Purpose & Summary Cargill Metals Supply Chain (CMSC) works with customers in the global trading and distribution of Iron Ore and Steel products.
From Cargill - Fri, 26 May 2017 15:36:58 GMT - View all Singapore jobs
          Link Building Secrets   

The ultimate goal for your website is to reach the top position in Google. Utilizing link
building
is a basic but highly effective method in accomplishing your goal. These are some of the best tools and methods to use and increase your site's popularity with the search engines which leads to more visitors who then become buyers.



Learn to write creative and useful articles for your niche that add value for the reader. Posting your articles to article directories can lead to many back links to your site. As webmasters use your articles on their sites, the potential for even more traffic to your site grows rapidly. Searching for 'article marketing' will yield many sites and software to help produce and submit your articles.



Building a blog for your niche and linking it back to your main page is a great way to build links and increase traffic to your site. Use some of the articles you write to post on your blog. By linking back to your main site, you’ll get inbound links. Do the same type oflink building by creating Squidoo lenses and Hubpages.



Bookmarks are great link building tools. When you bookmark your articles, they are linked back to your site. Popular bookmark sites include digg.com, del.icio.us, and technorati.com. The Social Bookmarking Tool has approximately 50 such bookmarking sites to help create more inbound links.



An easy method to obtain natural quality links is to submit your site to web directories. By listing your site with a large amount of directories, you will receive a higher amount of inbound links. This can be tedious by hand, so search for 'directory submission software' or 'directory submission tool.' They will allow you to submit your site to many directories in their database at once that are related to your niche. This is done automatically which really saves time. Many online companies provide fast and free directory submission software to aid in your link building.



Posting to forums is a wonderful way toget back links to your site. Find forums throughout the web that are related to your site or business and join the discussion. Always include a signature with your site link at the end of every post and you are on your way to building link popularity.



These are five of the most effective methods tobuilding links back to your site. Using one or a combination of these tools are a great way to increase your site’s popularity. Combine these tools with a little perseverence and patience and you’re on your way to a higher search engine ranking through link building.

 


Building
links
can be tedious work by hand. Get backlinks
the smart way - use automation!


          Link Building Services Work   

One way link
building services
can be an excellent method to help you achieve success in your online business. We all know it's a very competitive internet market we're dealing with and you have to be diligent in searching for ways to get to the top and stay there. All your competitors are clawing and fighting to get more customers, including stealing away as many of your customers as they possibly can! What can an internet marketer do?


As we all know, search engine optimization or SEO is a popular way to increase your search engine ranking via keyword density. The problem is, every other webmaster is using this same technique with the same keywords as you trying to rank high with the search engines. How can we be creative and get our site a top listing?


Search engines like Google and Yahoo determine page rank through different criteria. The most notable is links. The more one way links your website has, the higher its search engine ranking. The higher the page rank of the site giving the link, the better it is for your site in the eyes of the search engines. However, link building is not easy as good quality backlinks are difficult to receive and maintain. You must be worthy of the link from the site. If your site doesn't meet their criteria, no link. It is imperative to your ranking that the links be permanent and from many different websites with different IP addresses.


This is where one waylink building services enter the picture. Find a service being offered by companies or experts who are experienced in one way link building. They have access to high quality sites who are willing to take your one way links. By utilizing one way link building services, you can place links on quality sites and watch in satisfaction as your search engine rankings increase and more customers find your site.


These one waylink building services are able to provide your site indirect search engine optimization, more customer traffic, higher sales, and of course help you achieve the ultimate goal of your dream income.


One way
links
are the answer to search engine ranking. Buying links
will speed up the search engine ranking process for your site.


          KBIC’s Ojibwa Casino Expansion Project In Marquette Moving Along   
KBIC’s Ojibwa Casino Expansion Project In Marquette Moving Along
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s planned $36 million expansion of their Marquette casino is making progress. Ojibwa Casino’s Marquette Marketing Manager Tim Runstrom and Human Resources Assistant Vickie LaPorte-Sarasien joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to give an update on the project. Runstrom […]
          San Diego Ad Agency Marketing Nexus 619-800-4053   
Chris Endres of Marketing Nexus chats about paid advertising among other things..
          Mødebooker søges - COS Marketing - Esbjerg   
Er du vores nye medarbejder? Cos Marketing søger nye medarbejdere. Er du konkurrencepræget og servicemindet, så kig her! Vi forventer, at du er:
Fra Jobnet.dk - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:15:35 GMT - Vis alle Esbjerg job
          Climate Product Marketing Manager- The Climate Corporation - MONSANTO - Canada   
Drive farmer and dealer demand for Climate products Maintain an in Depth knowledge of current and future Climate products and services Convert software and...
From Monsanto - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:59:08 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          PRAVI posao – menadžer (affiliate) za marketing u svetskoj kompaniji   
Želite posao. Ne želite da više gubite vreme u beskrajnom traganju, dosta vam je praznih obećanja. Evo vam zaista dobar posao, jedinu uslov je da […]
          Ostvarite svoje ambicije radeći marketing u svetskoj kompaniji   
Posao koji ste oduvek želeli. Svetska kompanija sa dugotrajnim iskustvom, traži pouzdane menadžere-saradnike u oblasti internet-marketinga za rad od kuće. Pokretanje biznisa je lakše nego […]
          Mailchimp list subscriber moving/export question?   
...work for a friend helping manage their business, specifically the technical side of things (Website management, email marketing, etc.). With regards to email ...
          3 Ways to Increase Your Conversion Rate with Data-Driven Marketing   
Campaign Monitor is the leading provider of simple and elegant email marketing software for business. 2 million marketing professionals at more than 150,000 companies around the world, like Rip Curl, BuzzFeed, and Birchbox, use Campaign Monitor to run ...
          3 Email Marketing Best Practices for B2C Marketers   
Campaign Monitor is the leading provider of simple and elegant email marketing software for business. 2 million marketing professionals at more than 150,000 companies around the world, like Rip Curl, BuzzFeed, and Birchbox, use Campaign Monitor to run ...
          How To Boost Your Brand Awareness On Giving Tuesday   
Email marketing is easily one of the most effective ways of spreading the good word about your organization. Yet, did you know that incorporating a video can increase your open rates by up to 13%? What’... [article continues]
          7 Email Marketing Challenges You Will Face (And How to Overcome Them)   
Email marketing can be more challenging, but the reward is often worthwhile. With the right tactics and tools, you can create effective, personalised emails that aid customer journeys time and again. Campaign Monitor’s surve... [article continues]
          12 Tips For Better Email Marketing   
Email marketing has been around for a long time. Before there was Facebook and Twitter, businesses could send a simple email letting their customers know about new products, the latest deals they were offering, and company news. Though... [article continues]
          What Businesses Can Learn Going Outside the Tech Bubble: Lessons From Acquiring a CMMS   
As an Oakland-based email marketing software provider, we’re almost fully enveloped within the San Francisco Bay Area “tech bubble” where many of the next new technologies raved about are software and network infrastructur... [article continues]
          Study: 39% Of Marketers Source Content Ad Hoc For Email Efforts   
...Marketing Institute revealed that 39% of content marketers source their content on an ad hoc basis for automated email marketing campaigns. The report surveyed more than 2,500 global ...
          4 Ways Teams Can Utilize a Marketing Automation Software   
With a marketing automation service, sending out campaigns via email marketing is a walk in the park. You can pre-set templates and designs for different kinds of emails so that anyone who writes it up can just edit it accordingly... [article continues]
          7 Marketing Tools to Grow Your E-Commerce Business   
The right tools can help you accelerate growth and simplify day to day activities. Email marketing is one of the most effective channels for eCommerce sales and growth, and MailChimp is one the best tools to manage it. MailChimp has an interesting ...
          Infographic – Email Designs Trends for 2017   
It sounds far-fetched, but this is exactly the situation in email marketing. The “rules” and best practices of email are constantly shifting due to technology and consumer preferences. Delivery is determined by at times arbitrary spam filters.
          Creative Ways to Make your 4th of July Email Campaign Stand Out   
A smart and creative email marketing campaign that is run during this period may turn out to be fruitful. If you are considering an email campaign for the week of 4 th of July, these quick hacks might help. On the one hand, severa... [article continues]
          Gamification in Emails: The Most Interesting New Kid on the Block   
...and videos? Something even more unique? PRESENTING GAMIFICATION…the most interesting new kid on the email marketing block! ..But do you know a secret? Though gamification is deemed “new”, it is an old ...
          Reports Underscore Importance of Personalization, Reputation in Email Marketing   
A couple of new reports have been released surrounding email marketing. One, from OneSpot and The Relevancy Group [download page], highlights how personalization can positively influence response rates, while the other, from Retur... [article continues]
          How Amazon Is Making It a Jungle Out There for Retail Stores   
email marketing, video marketing, mobile marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, paid search marketing, and SEO. To learn about the latest trends in advertising and branding, contact MDG Advertising today at 561-338-7797 or visit ...
          Email Marketing   
Are you worried that your email marketing strategy isn’t working? If your email click-through rate (CTR) stats are underwhelming, you’re probably right. Let’s face it; if subscribers aren’t clicking your links... [article continues]
          VisionDirect: change button colour to improve email click-through   
VisionDirect reported a 63% increase in click-through rates after changing a call to action button on its email marketing campaigns from green to blue. Speaking at the eTail Europe event in London last week, Charlotte Davis, head of content & SEO at ...
          Learn to correctly setup Google Analytics for Shopify Store while using Google Tag Manager   
Master the Essentials of Email Marketing Analytics This book focuses solely on the ‘analytics’ that power your email marketing optimization program and will help you dramatically reduce your cost per acquisition and increas... [article continues]
          Five essential tools for the modern email marketer   
To survive today’s cut-throat inbox and increase email engagement, here are the top five email marketing essentials: Personalisation, in the context of email marketing, is the act of leveraging contact information to send th... [article continues]
          Charles Kirkland – 8 Week Lead Agency Coaching – Value $997   
...to grow your bottom line I’ll teach you how to upsell client to web hosting, autoresponder, website design, email marketing, and ...
          Top Tips for Creating Email Campaigns That Convert   
...it’s good to take a step back and give yourself a little refresher on the do’s and don’ts of email marketing. With so much changing in the world of ecommerce – from technology to consumer behavior – y... [article continues]
          Optimizing your email marketing   
It’s safe to say that a majority of small business owners would agree that tracking marketing analytics is important. These business owners would also probably agree that they don’t have much time to do so or a thoroug... [article continues]
          Email Marketing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016–2024   
Zion Market Research, the market research group announced the analysis report titled "Email Marketing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016–2024" Today is the era of Internet and communicatin... [article continues]
          How to Build Your Mailing List Without Purchasing Emails   
Make sure to include a link to your landing page offering your free report within each video Is email marketing really that important? Yes. In fact, a report from VentureBeat found that every $1 spent on email marketing generated, on average, $38 in sales.
          Preview outgoing emails and newsletters with Inbox Inspector   
In email marketing, what you see is not what your readers see. The email template you design and send to your own email account for testing may look great to you, but you should know that once that email lands in the inboxes of your contact list ...
          Email Marketing Software Features Guide: How to Choose the Right Solution   
As a marketer, you have been working day in and out on your latest email newsletter which, if successful, can be a game changer for your company. Your team has spent sleepless nights in planning, strategizing, and creating the campaign... [article continues]
          Fresh Take On Marketing Automation – Important Facts That You Need To Know   
The important features of Marketo include search marketing, lead generation, email marketing, website visitor tracking, web and mobile personalization, campaign management, etc. Infusionsoft supplies marketing and sales software for small-scale businesses.
          35 Face-Melting Email Marketing Stats for 2017   
Let's face it: outside of denim shorts, Doc Martens, and home-sewn SLAYER patches, it doesn't get more metal than email marketing. There are mounds of KPIs to track and optimize for. It’s expensive. There's segmentation. Time of day. Design.
          Qualification: IDM Professional Certificate in Email Marketing - London   
Understand the basic components of email marketing. Develop an email marketing strategy. Identify how to optimise your email design and structure. Understand how to develop creative copy for your email marketing campaigns. Review th... [article continues]
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          Siguiendo las huellas del cambio   

Son muchas las áreas en las que se tambalean las bases que nos han traído hasta aquí. La lectura puede ser optimista, para quien lo lee como parte necesaria de la evolución, o derrotista para los que se agarran a presupuestos que, y a la vista está para quien quiera mirar, quedan obsoletos. Los cambios no son fáciles ni todos estamos preparados para avanzar al mismo ritmo, pero la buena noticia es que cada vez son más quienes se suman al carro. Y, con emoción, al menos por mi parte, la imagen de cabezas cortadas y gritos al vacío va siendo relegada por las iniciativas a las que cada vez se suman más personas y empresas. No hablamos de un simple cambio de camisa, hablamos de cambios de paradigma que se están dando en nuestros días, como por ejemplo en el mundo de la psiquiatría, de la enseñanza, y en el que nos ocupa hoy en concreto en este reportaje, el de la ecología o medio ambiente. Todos ellos tienen en común la evidencia empírica de que hay bastante que modificar y actualizar, es un cambio bárbaro el que hace falta, pero como podemos ver, ya hemos echado a andar.

En las tres áreas señaladas son graves las consecuencias que estamos pagando, pacientes diagnosticados con patologías y medicados, hasta el punto de llegar a ser enfermos crónicos, cuando muchas veces son estados naturales y humanos, cierto que complejos, de los que se están beneficiando sólo las farmacéuticas, puesto que ya se sabe que podrían tratarse desde otra perspectiva. Más y más alumnos que amplían los índices de fracaso escolar por no entrar en los estrechos márgenes que impone el sistema o la irresponsabilidad social que supone, tanto a nivel particular como corporativo, las conductas comerciales y empresariales a las que nos hemos acostumbrado, dañinas y agresivas, tanto para el medio ambiente como para nosotros.

A este panorama, no demasiado alentador, llegan como agua fresca noticias como las que hemos registrado en este mes y otras que están por llegar. En mayo se celebraba la Feria de Ecología y Sostenibilidad en el espacio del Cabildo La Granja, en el municipio de Arucas. Por allí pasaron miles de personas que conocieron, participaron, compraron o al menos vieron y disfrutaron los más de noventa puestos destinados a promocionar sus productos. La variedad de manufacturas naturales, biológicas o ecológicas allí presentes abarcó desde la alimentación, el vestido, los cosméticos, las terapias alternativas e incluso se expusieron coches eléctricos y distintos proyectos que no asumen el fomento de la economía separado de la responsabilidad social y el bienestar de las personas. Todos ellos con un fin común, contribuir a una mejor calidad de vida y proporcionar bien estar. Tratan de abrirse paso en el mercado y compiten con productos a los que ya estamos acostumbrados pero que, más veces de las que nos gustaría, esconden una parte que muchos de nosotros preferiríamos casi ni saber.

Buscando la manera de sumar

El presidente del Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, visitó la feria y declaró que cada vez hay más personas, cooperativas, grupos de consumo y vías de comercialización. Llamaron la atención los talleres de terapias alternativas y, además de los stands, las personas que asistieron buscando contactos y colaboración o información. Macu Aguilera gestiona la marca de productos ecológicos Poppy Olé, centrada hasta el momento en la producción de moringa, una planta poco conocida y tan útil en alimentación, agricultura y medicina que la han denominado como la planta de la vida. “Este año no me dio tiempo a preparar el stand y apuntarme, pero el año que viene aquí estaremos”.

Paula Díaz es una de las responsables de la empresa Eco Touristing, organizadores de Verode (Ver- Oir-Debatir), nombre del I Foro de Turismo Sostenible de Canarias. Un evento que tendrá lugar durante los días diez y once de octubre en el municipio de Agüimes. “Pretende ser un espacio de debate y reflexión sobre el modelo turístico de Canarias, ofrecer visibilidad a casos de éxito en las islas y fomentar la transferencia de buenas prácticas en el sector. Todo desde una perspectiva integral de la sostenibilidad, atendiendo a criterios medioambientales, socioculturales y económicos.” Así nos lo presenta Paula que, como Macu, también asiste a la feria con la intención de generar vínculos.

Hablamos con Alicia Mir, responsable del Trade Project en cuyo stand nos explica cómo surgió y en qué consiste su empresa. “Yo me dedico al marketing y lo que hice fue pensar en cómo, desde mi lado creativo, podía ayudar a los sectores más vulnerables. Decidí crear un proyecto de responsabilidad social empresarial y organizo actividades de voluntariados con las multinacionales. Un día al mes, llevamos a un grupo de trabajadores de estas grandes empresas a trabajar en huertos sociales y ecológicos, parcelas que dan los ayuntamientos a organizaciones o grupos en riesgo de exclusión social, además las empresas donan material necesario. Es evidente que hay personas que quieren ayudar y no saben cómo, entonces yo les pongo en contacto, les invito a que lo hagan. No sólo están ayudando a personas sino que están cuidando el medio ambiente”. Alicia lleva dos años de andadura con este proyecto y está encantada, pero reconoce que aún no se explica cómo, pese a que hay financiación, manos para ayudar por un lado y gente que necesita ayuda por otro, por temas administrativos y burocráticos muchas veces no se puede dar ese intercambio.

Entre los productos de la feria todos de comercio justo o ecológicos, también presenciamos productos de importación, sobre lo que nos explica Alicia: “Ahora mismo no hay un nivel de negocio que permita generar empresas que se dediquen a la fabricación y distribución de productos 100% ecológicos, salvando el sector agrario que ya está en marcha, por eso seguimos encontrando productos importados y seguimos en la evolución de lograr acercarnos cada vez más al concepto kilómetro 0 en el resto de productos. Pero si es cierto que nos permite ampliar la variedad y concienciar y educar para que haya más interés en general”.

Alicia se alegra de que empiecen a generarse este tipo de actividades y espera que el pulmón que están significando en la sociedad nos llene de aires nuevos y vitalice la circulación de este tipo de comercio más consciente y saludable. “El público canario está cada vez más abierto a lo ecológico y lo natural, en Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia y Sevilla se hacen ferias como esta y los que estamos interesados en cambiar hábitos de vida y hemos asistido, estamos muy contentos de que por fin se hagan aquí”.

Entre los asistentes se comenta que los precios de los productos que se ofertan no son precisamente baratos. Alicia explica que, al ser aún minoría y el trato diferente que requieren este tipo de productos comparados con los de gran producción hace difícil bajar los precios, pero asegura que ahorramos en enfermedades, gastos derivados y preocupaciones.

La psicóloga Inmaculada Jáuregui, que asistió a la Feria, nos ofrece un breve análisis. “A pesar de haber miles de personas, encuentro que en una ciudad como la de Las Palmas, a estas alturas podrían ser muchos más los interesados. Falta difusión mediática. Variedad si hay, aunque no son todos los que están, ni están todos los que son, considero que es positivo mostrar el auge de este tipo de productos pertenecientes a un mercado que pretende crear conciencia. Los talleres, las conferencias pretenden hacer ver al ciudadano la importancia de lo ecológico y de mirar el panorama de forma cíclica, de ahí la presencia de los productos de temporada. También hemos visto en los stands, que sí hay productos que cumplen con la teoría y otros que son importados, por lo que tienen que seguir vías de comercialización no alternativas. Esto ocurre también con productos que son manufacturados aquí pero los elementos con los que se hacen vienen de fuera. Hemos visto desde placas solares a ropa reciclada o hecha con textiles naturales, en general una comercialización de productos orientada a la salud, al autocuidado. Los talleres de bioenergética y los masajes estaban a tope, paradójicamente ha faltado quorum en las conferencias. Es un muestrario de un tipo de vida que se querría, orientado a lo lento, a la tranquilidad que ha surgido en respuesta al sistema fagotizador y destructivo que conocemos. La edad de los que estamos aquí es entre los cuarenta y sesenta años más o menos, y algunos pequeños que van con sus padres. El factor generacional está claro”.

Ahora falta saber si las administraciones están por la labor de apoyar estas iniciativas y facilitar, visibilizar y apoyar un sector en auge, que, por lo menos apunta a fomentar otro tipo de valores. Como decíamos antes, iniciativas no faltan, como la Semana Internacional de la Energía, cuya cita en Las Palmas de Gran Caria también ha sido este mes de junio. Organizado por el periódico digital energyHub.es y la asociación Fodes por la Semana han pasado más de cien ponentes abordando temas energéticos, posibilidades de autoconsumo, la energía fotovoltaica, maremotriz y demás aplicables en Canarias, la aplicación de energía sostenible en proyectos arquitectónicos, etc. Por primera vez, estas jornadas se han celebrado en cinco escenarios diferentes con conferencias y encuentros entorno a la energía sostenible. Además de en las dos islas capitalinas, Gran Canaria y Tenerife, también en La Palma, Fuerteventura y Lanzarote. Y ya en el mes de octubre, como citaba antes, el I Foro de Turismo Sostenible Verode en el auditorio de Agüímes. Por allí nos vemos, si comparten la idea de desarrollo sostenible; aquél que se logra sin perjudicar al medio ambiente y sin poner en riesgo las posibilidades de desarrollo de las generaciones futuras.


          Branch Manager - ResCare - Charleston, SC   
Managing the business growth and development process, including managing multiple territories, conducting marketing campaigns, identifying leads, conducting...
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          DIRECTOR I, DEVELOPMENT – INDIVIDUAL GIFTS AND PHILANTHROPY (Close 6/2/17) - Vegas PBS - Las Vegas, NV   
Develops and supervises continuing community-wide revenue producing campaigns from individuals using on-air promotions, direct mail, telemarketing, social media... $75,672 a year
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          Melayu Boleh! Phenomenal   
The phenomenal growth of Malaysia under the leadership of its previous prime minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad has brought about a patriotic sense of achievement amongst its people especially Melayu

The Government has led the way to show that Malay can (Melayu boleh) excel in whatever they put their minds to, and this, in no small way, has produced a society that tries to outdo itself (sometimes at ridiculous levels, if truth be told) in the endeavours it pursues.

Embodying this spirit is the slogan "Melayu Boleh!" which loosely translated means "Malays Can Do It!" How this slogan came to be the "battle cry" of a Malay politic party is rather sketchy but the general belief is that it was the slogan used by a health beverage in its marketing campaign in the 80s until now.

It caught on and soon cries of Melayu Boleh! Were heard, first only at political events like the Malay Politic Conference then later everywhere else as it was embraced wholeheartedly by the Malay people as a means to push them to endure and accept challenge, to set targets, to excel.

The "Melayu Boleh!" spirit has since produced many achievers and achievements, and has been a cornerstone of the success story that is the new Malaysia.

Source taken from http://sexmelayuboleh.blogspot.com

          Blog Rush: John Reese’s Viral Marketing Widget   
Blog Rush is John Reese’s brilliant viral marketing widget that cross-promotes one' blog content on other Blog Rush members blogs. Blog Rush is 100% free, takes just 30 seconds to signup for, and gives you complete control over which blogs link to your content.
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          Content - The Atomic Particle of Marketing The Definitive Guide to Content Marketing Strategy   
Content - The Atomic Particle of Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Content Marketing Strategy by Rebecca Lieb English | 3 Jun. 2017 | ASIN: B072FQ46YQ | 240 Pages | AZW3 | 4.82 MB DOWNLOAD (Buy premium account for maximum speed and resuming ability) الكود:  http://nitroflare.com/view/44FBB30A3A67DA0/jwo6f.C.T.A.P.o.M.T.D.G.t.C.M.S.rar http://rapidgator.net/file/8ccf1e28aaab886b5bc5b8478d2d458a/jwo6f.C.T.A.P.o.M.T.D.G.t.C.M.S.rar http://uploaded.net/file/niawmurk/jwo6f.C.T.A.P.o.M.T.D.G.t.C.M.S.rar
          Chargé de projet - marketing relationnel et digital - Groupe Huot - Quebec   
Chargée de projet – marketing relationnel et digital Sous la responsabilité de la directrice marketing, en collaboration avec les membres de son équipe, le
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          SPÉCIALISTE DU CYBERMARKETING & ANALYSTE WEB - Louis Garneau - Saint-Augustin, QC   
Planifier et exécuter des campagnes publicitaires en ligne par internet et par courriel ; Si le cybermarketing et l’analytique sont votre tasse de thé, nous...
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          AMD Ryzen PRO butts heads with Intel vPro in the enterprise   
AMD is clearly out for blood. Intel’s blood, of course. In the almost distant past, AMD nearly overthrew Intel from its throne with its aggressive pricing and marketing. Now it seems to have gotten that aggression back and is hitting every market where Intel has a foothold, using its new Zen platform as its weapon. From high-end gaming rigs to … Continue reading
          Especialista SEO/SEM Marketing - Dusnic S.L. - Paterna, Valencia   
Puesto para llevara campañas de clientes de SEO, también se requiere que se disponga de conocimiento en SEM y redes Sociales.... 1.080€ al mes
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          Coordinator, Maintenance Primary Extraction - Suncor Energy Services - Wood Buffalo, AB   
Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas,...
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          Sr. Marketing Representative - Enbridge - Houston, TX   
Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. Enbridge participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We appreciate your interest in Enbridge Energy Company, Inc...
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          telemarketer - Manish gandhi inurance agency - Englewood Cliffs, NJ   
We are looking for an experienced telemarketing representative to qualify insurance leads and schedule appointments for our internal sales team. Job involves
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          Marketing Automation and Lead Generation Manager - GlobalEnglish - Brisbane, CA   
Proficient in leveraging to customize our marketing touchpoints to the customer -- specifically, website CTAs and lists used to communicate via marketing...
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          Senior Manager, In-Home Advisor - Best Buy - Richfield, MN   
Develops the strategic brief for communications across all channels and marketing touchpoints. The Senior Manager, Brand Initiatives will develop marketing...
From Best Buy - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:10:25 GMT - View all Richfield, MN jobs
          Sr Product Marketing Manager - Customer Insights Lead - Microsoft - Redmond, WA   
Lead deep-dive analysis and investigations for segmentation to better understand end to end customer experiences including touchpoints, cross-channel behaviors,...
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          Senior Product Marketing Mngr. - Microsoft - Redmond, WA   
Collaborate with engineering, CXM and other customer touchpoints to create wonderful E2E user experiences, motivate usage and earn customer love....
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          Brand Manager--Caseta Wireless - Lutron Electronics - Coopersburg, PA   
Develop and execute marketing investment strategy across all touchpoints including:. Develop and execute messaging that is consistent with brand positioning and...
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          Mercadeo, Marketing, Investigación DOCENTE - CICCE - Bogotá, Cundinamarca   
Se requieren docentes con conocimientos en Mercadeo, Marketing e investigacion de medios. Soportes de docencia universitaria adjuntos....
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          Building a Bridge from Uganda to Consulting   
After spending three years as a marketing and business development specialist in the construction industry, I decided I was ready for a change.  Looking for a more impactful and results-oriented career, I began to apply to business school to make the transition into human capital consulting. One of my criteria for an MBA program was […]
          Specialist, Channel Marketing - The Source - Bell - Mississauga, ON   
We're proud to offer a competitive compensation package including an extensive recognition and rewards program, career advancement opportunities, awesome...
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          Specialist, Channel Marketing - The Source - Mississauga, ON   
We're proud to offer a competitive compensation package including an extensive recognition and rewards program, career advancement opportunities, awesome...
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          Digital Marketing company in Telangana - Rs. 10,000   
The program structure includes complete #training, guidance, and support on business and #earning opportunities. We provide course completion certificate on s...
          Bilingual (Mandarin) Marketing and Client Relation Assistant(s) - Brightenview Development - Saskatchewan   
Participate in international trade shows and investment forums to engage in business relationship development;...
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          Product Marketing and Distribution Specialist - Brightenview Development - Saskatchewan   
Gather relevant data to identify trade marketing and account opportunities. Brightenview is currently seeking an experienced Product Marketing Specialist....
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          Порномаркетинг: зачем раскручивать свой продукт на других рынках   

Я хочу рассказать вам о порно. Но никакого контента «18+». Так вышло, что этот рынок — один из самых интересных, с точки зрения маркетинга и PR. Однако так было далеко не всегда. Хотя и раньше множество талантливых интернет-маркетологов работало в порнобизнесе. Тем не менее, огромного восхищения в плане продвижения контента на порносайтах я не испытывал. […]

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          20 Magazine Templates with Creative Print Layout Designs   
Print media is definitely not losing its touch; rather, if redirected positively, it can build an effective marketing strategy by complementing with online media. Whatever said and done, there are many people out there who relies on magazines, journals and books for entertainment and information. Whereas online media has specific parameters for writing content like language and word count, print media offers more freedom of speech and space.
          Quality Assurance Technician Analyst - Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation - Winnipeg, MB   
Will act as the back up to the Food Safety Manager and Product Quality Supervisor. Researches new testing methods and products to improve quality and conducts...
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          Chief Marketing Officer - Canopy Growth Corporation - Smiths Falls, ON   
Its wholly owned subsidiaries, Tweed Inc., Tweed Farms Inc., Tweed Grasslands, Mettrum and Bedrocan Canada Inc....
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          Diabetes Sales Specialist - Windsor - ABBOTT LABORATORIES - Ontario   
Identify and act on new opportunities to grow sales Work in close collaboration Abbott Laboratories Representatives and marketing team members to grow share...
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          Digital Insights Monthly: June 2017   

Digital marketing is never static. That’s where Velocitize comes as a handy asset. A publication dedicated to informing you about today’s digital landscape, Velocitize keeps you in the know with all the trends in marketing today. Here’s this month’s recap of articles that can help fuel your digital success. Read on for the latest on [Read More]

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          Location Based Marketing in 2010   

Location Based Marketing presentation for Triangle AMA Social Media Boot Camp
          Sales Consultant - GE Marketing - Newport, MN   
GE Marketing is looking for a couple motivated, goal oriented, sales consultants. Can You Sell?... $20,000 - $80,000 a year
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          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Create a Six-Figure Passive Income Doing What You Love!   
Book Marketing Coach and international best-selling author William R. Patterson discusses strategies that authors can use to catapult their income, books sales and celebrity status. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coach.htm. As an author and entrepreneur, you will learn: (1) How to find thousands of dollars to publish and promote your book. (2) Highly-effective, low cost strategies for quickly selling more books. (3) How to reap big profits from important shifts happening in the publishing industry and the way books are marketed and distributed. (4) Why many authors, self-publishers and traditional publishers are using an outdated financial model and how you can use the BARON model to create multiple streams of passive income. (5) Four strategies for getting celebrities to endorse your work. (6) How to quickly create hundreds of products and services based on your book. (7) Free and low cost resources for promoting your book to your ideal target audience.
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Highly-Effective Strategies for Book Marketing & Promotion   
Bestselling Author Secrets Part III - Join international best-selling author William R. Patterson and expert writing coach N. Kali Mincy as they share their success secrets. Learn their accelerated process for writing, publishing and book marketing. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coaching.htm In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Get others to promote your book to tens-of-thousands of people for free (2) Get radio, television and print coverage for your book (3) Position your title to become a book club selection and best-seller (4) Set-up live and virtual book tours to increase your profits (5) Significantly increase traffic from qualified buyers to your website (6) Generate income faster by pre-selling your book before it is released
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - How to Publish & Distribute Your Book for Maximum Profit    
Bestselling Author Secrets Part II - Join international best-selling author William R. Patterson and expert writing coach N. Kali Mincy as they share their success secrets. Learn their accelerated process for writing, publishing and book marketing. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coaching.htm In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Avoid common mistakes most independent and signed authors make regarding contract negotiation, marketing and distribution (2) Produce your book on a limited budget (3) Find the best distributors for your book (4) Get your book in bookstores and libraries (5) Make money abroad by selling or licensing rights to your book (6) Quadruple your average book order with volume and premium sales
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - How to Write Books That Sell   
Best-selling Author Secrets Part I - Don't think you have the time or skill to write a best-selling book? Don't think you can build wealth rapidly and create multiple streams of income in a down economy? Join international best-selling author William R. Patterson and expert writing coach N. Kali Mincy as they prove you wrong and share their success secrets. Learn their accelerated process for writing, publishing and book marketing. For more information, visit http://www.baronseries.com/book-marketing-coaching.htm In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Identify great story ideas that will excite publishers, generate a dedicated audience and make you money (2) Minimize writer's block so you can stay motivated and quickly get your book completed (3) Effectively use back story and emotion to create real characters and tell compelling stories that can propel you to best-seller status (4) Discover ways to tell readers more—in less time and with fewer pages (5) Use valuable literary techniques that have sold millions of books worldwide (6) Ensure that every word you write contributes significantly to your story
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson - Maximum Profit Internet Business Strategies   
Wealth Coach William R. Patterson shares how to start, fund, and grow a profitable online business that you can ultimately automate or sell. From product and service line development to marketing and the administrative side of operating a web business, you will discover what you need to develop, plan, and implement a high ROI business model. For more information on BARON Wealth and Business Coaching, visit http://www.baronseries.com/coaching.htm. In this workshop, you will learn how to: (1) Convert more prospects into customers with your website copy (2) Find low-cost content, tools, and services to quickly and consistently drive traffic, increase page views, and expand your site (3) Attract paid advertisers (4) Increase your Google, Yahoo, and Alexa rankings (5) Get others to promote your products and services for free (6) Find the most profitable key words and manage email lists, affiliate programs, and traffic campaigns (7) Make money on the internet even if you don't have your own product or service to sell
          Wealth Coach William R. Patterson – How to Turn Your Product Line Into a Fortune   
Wealth Coach William R. Patterson shares The Baron Solution turnkey approach for creating a profitable product line from scratch. You will discover step-by-step how to get started, what products to sell, how to package your offerings for maximum profit, and the best places and strategies for marketing your products online and offline. For more information on BARON Wealth and Business Coaching, visit http://www.baronseries.com/coaching.htm. You will learn how to: (1) Get started immediately with ten low-cost strategies for developing your own product line (2) Determine the ideal product combinations for your audience (3) Turn your product line into residual income streams (4) Triple your income by creating a multiple purpose for your products (5) Implement the seven critical elements of a "cash flow" generating website (6) Sell more products using irresistible offers and multimedia campaigns (7) Double your income with the right branding and positioning (8) Dominate your market niche and increase your credibility and celebrity status (9) Get other people to promote your products and services for free (10) Cost-effectively distribute your products online and offline
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          Blue Buffalo: Associate Marketing Manager   
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          10 ways you're wasting money at the supermarket   

grocery shopping

The INSIDER Summary:

  • You may not realize it, but there's a strategy to grocery shopping that will save you lots of cash.
  • Shopping on Wednesday nights is best.
  • Never shop hungry. In fact, chewing on mint gum is a good idea while shopping.


If you're anything like the average American, your grocery shopping strategy probably consists of opening the fridge, noticing it's empty, and then stocking up with whatever you need, even if none of the items on your list are on sale. As you probably guessed, this shopping method will not be kind to your bank account.

While you may have heard of extreme couponing, there are less exhausting ways to save money at the supermarket.  

Here are the mistakes you're making when you shop for groceries, and how to fix them:

Coming in without a list

Meal prep is key here. If you plan your meals for the week ahead of time, you'll walk in with a plan and be less likely to stray from your list by compulsively grabbing pricey snacks or random ingredients that will sit in the back of your pantry unused. 

Going to the store hungry

This is probably a no-brainer, but always eat a meal before going to the supermarket. Nothing good comes out of a shopping trip when you're starving. Another tip from Lifehacker suggests chewing mint gum while you shop so you're less likely to fall victim to the store's scent marketing tactics (yes, that actually exists).

Being too lazy to use coupons

coupons

We're not suggesting you make coupon-clipping a competitive sport like those extreme couponers, but there are several insider tips you can learn from them. The Krazy Coupon lady advises buying your groceries at multiple stores to find the best discount, and to remember that certain chains take competitor coupons. She also suggests downloading money-saving apps like Ibotta and Checkout51. 

Shopping on the weekend or in the morning

Believe it or not, there are better days and times to shop. Most people do their grocery shopping on a weekend so they can prep ahead of time, but mid-week is when products with short shelf lives like meat and dairy go on sale. Plus, there are more discounts as the day wears on and stores need to get rid of perishables. Your best bet is to shop on a Wednesday night, says Lifehacker. 

Ignoring sale cycles

Sales at supermarkets aren't random; they run in 12-week cycles. Stop being shocked at the price of meat when you walk in the door by learning the ebb and flow of sale cycles. You can see an example of a month-to-month sale calendar from Krazy Coupon Lady here. Another tip is always buy produce that's in season: it's cheaper and usually fresher. 

Not buying in bulk

There's a reason why Costco is so popular. Buying in bulk is (generally) cheaper. The best items to buy in bulk are non-perishables like paper goods (toilet paper, napkins, paper plates, etc.), and cases of water, according to Spoon University. 

Buying everything in bulk

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Just because you can buy almost anything in bulk, doesn't mean you should. After all, you'll probably waste a lot of food and your house will start to look like an episode of "Hoarders." If you always check unit prices, you'll find that certain foods like cereal or frozen foods are cheaper in smaller rather than larger quantities, Quick and Dirty Tips advises.

Buying all brand names

Certain products can't be replaced by the generic store brand like Oreos, Coca-Cola and name brand ice cream. But who cares if you're buying Kleenex or "Generic Tissue?" Household cleaning products are perfectly fine to buy off-brand as well. 

Not knowing how much your food should be worth off-hand

Quick! What's a fair price for a gallon of milk in your neck of the woods? If you don't know off the top of your head, you may be paying more than you should. Lifehacker suggests keeping a price book so you don't fall for fake sales where overpriced products are going for what looks like a great deal, when they're actually discounted to a normal price. 

Looking at shelves that are eye-level or above

Here's a little-known tip: cheaper items are usually stocked on the bottom shelves, whereas your expensive items will be stocked at eye-level. Why? Unless you're in the know, the average consumer will unknowingly spend more just by shopping by line-of-sight. 

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          4 Principles of Great Logo Design   
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          Kак да създадете съвременно изглеждащ и ефективно работещ Web 2.0 сайт?   

Няколко простички уеб маркетинг съвета, които със сигурност ще помогнат на вашия бизнес.

Преди десетина години, в ерата на Web 1.0, уебсайтовете изпълняваха основно функцията на презентационен инструмент. Постепенно, с мощното навлизане на интернет в живота ни, техните функции започнаха да се разширяват. Днес, в 2.0 епохата, те са много повече от една виртуална визитка. Уебсайтовете вече са комуникационен, маркетингов, бизнес инструмент, без който успешното ви представяне и изграждането на познаваемост и авторитет на бранда ви, и онлайн, а и офлайн, е просто невъзможно.
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          Pinterest – коя е формулата на успеха?   

Usability + Shareability + Sociability - познати Web 2.0 съставки, но в нов синергичен ремикс

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          What’s NYext For Local?   

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          Wireless District Sales Manager - Charleston, SC - Sprint by MobileNow - Charleston, SC   
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           Blue Branch: Business Lessons to Take Away from Wonder Woman    
Friday 30 June, 2017

Inspired by the recent box office smash hit Wonder Woman, Edinburgh-based event marketing specialists Blue Branch have revealed the business lessons they took from the film.

About Blue Branch - http://www.bluebranch.org/

In 1942, internationally famous psychologist Dr William Moulton Marston created the character that would become a global icon, Wonder Woman. Since then she’s gone on to become one of the most popular comic book characters of all-time and an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

Here, Blue Branch have outlined the business lessons to take away from the smash hit movie:

1. Mentorship - and paying it forward

Before becoming Wonder Woman, the civilian identity of Diana Prince sought a mentor because she needed someone to train her to become a warrior. In the comics, Diana returned the favour by mentoring a number of protégés like Wonder Girl and allies like Etta Candy and Paula von Gunther. For entrepreneurs, a mentor is imperative, and Blue Branch urge their staff and contractors to identify coaches and mentors to help them accelerate their career.

Managing Director at Blue Branch, Rania Noumaan believes that entrepreneurs should seek a mentor to train and guide them to help them hone their skills. “A mentor will share their mistakes and business knowledge and that is invaluable,” comments Ms Noumaan. The firm also believes that entrepreneurs should pay it forward someday by taking an aspiring entrepreneur under their wing.

2. Share success

Diana recognises the value that others bring and is humble in victory. Great entrepreneurs don’t steal credit for other people’s work and ideas, and they acknowledge that it is a team effort and celebrate all victories together.

3. Superhuman stamina and endurance are required

Wonder Woman possesses superhuman strength, durability, speed and an enhanced healing power, but Blue Branch believe that her greatest power is her superhuman stamina and endurance. The event-marketing specialists argue that stamina is what makes entrepreneurs great. “The road to success isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon, those with a superhuman stamina are the ones who make it to the finish line,” commented Ms Noumaan.

4. Remember the power of empathy

Blue Branch believe that one of Wonder Woman's most powerful powers is empathy. In business, the importance of empathy is often underestimated. At Blue Branch, they believe that the most successful leaders have empathy and utilise it to build an A-team.

The event-marketing specialists encourage entrepreneurs to take away the valuable lessons above from Wonder Woman and apply them to their business.

Based in Edinburgh, Blue Branch is an events promotions company that specialises in delivering personalised event marketing campaigns. Their face-to-face approach to marketing has enabled them to build valuable relationships with customers from the first point of contact at event venues.



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          IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 14192 Office Assistant, Officers vacancy before 1st August 2017   
IBPS invites application for Recruitment of 14192 Office Assistant, Officers and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.ibps.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Office Assistant, Officers opening in Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on 14192 and have Bachelor’s Degree, MBA, Charted Accountant can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from IBPS recruitment notification summered below:-

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Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Online Examination, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 28 years (for Office Assistant), 18 to 30 years (for Officers Scale I), 21 to 32 years (for Officers Scale II), 21 to 40 years (for Officers Scale III) as on 01-07-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in IBPS recruitment process must have Bachelor’s Degree, MBA, Charted Accountant Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.ibps.in . before or on 01-08-2017

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  1. For General/OBC Candidates Application Fee is - 600/- 
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          13733: Bullshit Builds Momentum.   

Adweek published patronizing puffery promoting IAM, the high school dedicated to teaching minority youth about the advertising industry—and ultimately recruiting them into the field. Momentum Worldwide CEO Chris Weil penned the pap, and it would be interesting to learn the diversity figures at his company. The only hint of inclusiveness and culture at the agency website can be found via the online store, where MoMo Hammer Pants can be purchased for a mere $179.99.

Want a Robust and Diverse Talent Pipeline? Check Out This High School Dedicated to Advertising

4A’s ‘IAM’ program is a model of how to foster equality early

By Chris Weil

Today’s graduation of the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media marks the ninth year of the 4A’s foray into helping build the next diverse generation of talent in marketing and advertising through its high school student initiative.

The 4A’s partnered with the New York City Department of Education in 2008 to form the first four-year high school in the nation dedicated exclusively to preparing students for careers in the advertising and media industry. That school in Brooklyn, known as IAM, is helping to train the future practitioners in our industry.

We’ve all heard the lament expressed across our industry in recent years about our talent pipeline drying up—young people weren’t learning the right skills to enter advertising or marketing positions, other fields were attracting students who previously would have considered advertising and marketing, and the diversity of the talent didn’t jibe with the diversity of the country’s population.

Those conversations, to be honest, are still occurring because we haven’t done enough to fix the underlying issues—yet. For example, still only 19 percent of people represented in advertisements are minorities, despite the fact that 30 percent of the voting-age population is a minority. That’s just one example of where we still have lots of room for improvement.

Industries of every type—and advertising and marketing stand out because of the cultural visibility of our work—grow when they tap into the varied thinking only possible with a diverse workforce. Diversity leads to marketing messages that are far more effective because they reflect the reality of the society and marketplace. And in our view, diversity has to begin with education and access, which was one of the core issues we addressed with our school programs.

This initiative builds on the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program, or MAIP, which has connected aspiring diverse entry-level advertising professionals with prestigious advertising agencies for the last 44 years. But while we have been addressing the diversity issue long before it became a common theme, we know that it’s an ongoing challenge that requires additional solutions.

As we look to the 2017 class at IAM—graduating today—we can see that the program has been a success—and not just for those of us in the field of communications who want to see a more prepared and diverse pool of prospects making their way to our offices. It has been a success for the students.

What has, to me, been the most exciting development of our programs—which includes partnering with the City University of New York in 2014 to launch the first P-Tech (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) of its kind and the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising, or MECA—is that the kids are the biggest winners.

How do we know that our multipronged approach is reaching these students? Some 25 percent to 30 percent of IAM and MECA graduates are entering the advertising field—a generation of students who might otherwise never have even considered the possibility of advertising and marketing. While we can look on those recruitment numbers with pride, it’s also true that the graduation rate at our schools, which is trending at 78 percent, compared with about 64 percent at the average NYC public school, is the best reward.

It would be a dream to see 100 percent of the students enter our business, but by showing the thousands of students who have passed through the halls of the schools that creativity matters, that you can take your passions and turn them into careers, that there are myriad ways to do more in life, that is a reward that we can all celebrate.

By partnering with these schools, we are in effect expanding our society’s creative class—helping more people understand what a career in creativity is all about, inspiring more of them to consider advertising as a promising career opportunity and to understand all the ways they can be a part of a creative industry. Showing a student that his passion for social media can lead to a career or that the gamer playing video games could turn her interest into a life of building digital experiences for others is one of the most important aspects of these programs.

By next year, almost 1,000 ninth through 12th grade students will be studying advertising and marketing. At the same time, the MECA students will also be entering the community college part of their six-year program. They follow a regular high school curriculum—yes, with algebra, English and science—along with an additional specialty in marketing, advertising and design. Their curriculum includes soft skills such as presenting and storytelling; by their junior year, they are certified in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative. For six years, the students will study not only every part of the agency and advertising ecosystem, but skills that will serve them in any creative field.

While a handful of individual companies have supported some schools, IAM and MECA are the first public schools in the U.S. to earn the support of an entire industry. The 4A’s uniquely offers this support by helping to create the advertising curriculum, teaching the classes, bringing students to agencies and creating mentorship and internship programs. Additionally, we are bringing in marketing clients such as Spotify and Reebok to introduce real-world briefs for the students to solve. This reinforces that the opportunity in our industry is to create work alongside brands that people love and impact our popular culture on a daily basis.

The students who chose to come to these schools have an interest in what we do, and we have a vested interest in keeping them engaged, sharing the excitement of our field and sharing our experiences. They matter more than ever—either as our future communications colleagues or our future customer population—and the more we can connect with them now, the better we will all be for it.

Chris Weil (@chrisweil) is the CEO of Momentum Worldwide; he sits on the 4A’s board of directors and serves as chairman of the 4A’s High School Initiative Advisory Board.

          Sales Executive - Palmetto Benefit Solutions - Charleston, SC   
Follow up with hand written letters, marketing videos, email campaigns. Our firm has a proven track record of developing top sales people.... $40,000 - $45,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 19 May 2017 00:02:45 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          Product Marketing Manager - NetEase Information Technology Corporation - Brisbane, CA   
2-5 years’ experience in Consumer Internet, Video, or Online Gaming. Team player, with the ability to build internal networks and collaborate across multiple...
From NetEase Information Technology Corporation - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:19:33 GMT - View all Brisbane, CA jobs
          Radsport: Tourstart unter grauen Wolken: Die Fans kommen trotzdem   
Gelb ist die alles beherrschende Farbe an diesem Tag in Düsseldorf. Der strahlende Farbton ist an den Marketingständen am Straßenrand zu sehen, auch auf T-Shirts und Kappen von den Radsportfans, die ihre Stars bei der Tour de France bejubeln.
          Dan Goldstein Legal Marketing issues for attorneys   
Part two of Mark Wahlstrom's conversation with Dan Goldstein of Page 1 Solutions one of the leading experts in legal marketing on the ... tags: actionadvertisingannuityassociatesbusinessBusiness_NewscivilDan Goldstein Legal Marketing issues for attorneys
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          Amazon E-Commerce Specialist - Tophawks Marketing Solutions - Hubli, Karnataka   
If you execute things properly and honestly follow the processes setup, you can earn up to Rs.90000 per month, that too working part time.... ₹90,000 a month
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:02:06 GMT - View all Hubli, Karnataka jobs
          Jobs - Digital Marketing Officer   
Wollongong NSW, Australia
Nsw-Wollongong Area, Fixed term, full-time appointment (15 months) The Faculty is seeking to appoint an innovative and motivated individual who enjoys taking initiative in the role of Digital Marketing Officer. As a key brand communicator for the Faculty you will require: high level communication skills, with a thorough understanding and emphasis on web and social media platforms. ...
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          Interview: Magisterio - 150 Υears Serving The Educational Community   

Interview with Elena Casero, Director of Marketing of the Siena Group, about the history, the projects, and future plans of Magisterio paper journal.

This post was first published on eLearning Industry.


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          Project Manager - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Strategic planning and business development for existing accounts. Experience with business and marketing analysis or strategic planning....
From Acro Media Inc. - Wed, 24 May 2017 21:13:00 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Receptionist - Land Lord Marketing Pakistan - Peshawar   
Candidate must have minimum one year experience and good Communication skill both in Urdu and Pashto. Land Lord Marketing Need Female Receptionist for its... Rs 10,000 - Rs 20,000 a month
From Indeed - Thu, 04 May 2017 06:26:58 GMT - View all Peshawar jobs
          Digital ProTalk Blog   
Upon watching this week's episode of Photoshop User TV, I found out that renown wedding photographer and instructor David Ziser has a new blog called Digital ProTalk. David is an amazing photographer and, after sitting in on his Marketing 101 class at Photoshop World in Boston this past spring, I can attest to his great skill as an educator as well.

I am always in search of interesting blogs to add to my list of "Must Reads" and the equally interesting bloggers behind them to profile for my P&P Blogger Profile series. So, noticing that David is now part of the photoblogger community I sent him an invitation to fill out a profile. (You will be able to read his profile soon!)

To my surprise, about an hour or two after I sent the email, the phone at my desk rang and it was David on the other end. I have been repeatedly amazed by the approachability and genuine friendliness of the many photographers and Photoshop experts that I have encountered through the blog and in person at Photoshop World. And David was no exception.

On his blog, David posts photos from his latest shoots, tips on how to take better photos, and techniques to make the most out of Photoshop and Lightroom to help guide you in the right direction as you develop your photographic skills.

Stop by his blog to check out some fantastic photography and excellent tips. Welcome to the blogroll, David!

*Just a note: I will be working out of town in Chautauqua, NY Wednesday and Thursday this week. I'll try to have something to post when I return on Thursday but it won't be up until later in the evening. Until then, check out the Photoshop & Photography Blogroll member blogs and be sure to meet me back here Friday for this week's Geographic Composition. -Jason
          História (de sucesso) da Cicles Hoffmann   
Quando ainda era oficina, representando
marcas nacionais
O Início
A Cicles Hoffmann começou nos anos 1960, com o José Fredolino Hoffmann, meu avô que era sargento do exército e tinha muitos filhos e para poder aumentar a renda da família, acabou criando uma oficina de bicicletas onde ele também colocou os filhos para trabalharem junto com ele.


Segunda Geração
Com o passar dos anos,  o meu pai foi assumindo a loja, que, na verdade, era apenas oficina de bicicletas que trabalhava basicamente com reforma e conserto de bicicletas, sempre atendendo as bicicletas de nível urbano.  Ao final dos anos 60, meu pai, José Evaldo Hoffmann, assumiu a oficina e foi proprietário da loja até 2003, quando acabou falecendo numa morte repentina.

Geração Atual: início da loja e muitas novidades
Interior da Oficina
Entre eu e meus irmãos, ficamos definindo qual seria o destino da oficina, pois eu tinha meu trabalho e meus irmãos também tinham os deles.

Então em 2003,  decidimos que eu iria tocar a oficina para a família, dando continuidade ao legado que já vinha desde a época do meu avô. Quando eu assumi a Cicles Hoffmann, nós tínhamos apenas uma oficina de bicicletas baseada em consertos de bicicletas urbanas e venda de bicicletas mais tradicionais.

Como eu sempre fui ciclista e sempre gostei de bicicleta, principalmente as de alta performance,  queria dar uma nova repaginada na loja e deixar de ser somente uma oficina e se tornar uma Bike Shop. 

Desde o começo, no primeiro mês que eu entrei na loja, a nossa busca foi procurar um parceiro forte com uma marca realmente conceituada de mercado, uma marca que fosse referência para  termos dentro da loja.

Trabalhamos com algumas marcas desde que assumi a direção da Cicles Hoffmann e nossa primeira marca importada de bicicletas foi a KHS, na época distribuída pela FEPASE. Foi muito importante esse esse primeiro contato a KHS/Fepase, pois ela deu um grande inicio para o que eu visualizava quanto ao futuro da Cicles Hoffmann com relação a ser uma Bike Shop, mesmo sendo uma empresa muito pequena e com um limite financeiro de compra muito reduzido. Baseado nesse limite que nós sempre trabalhamos e também levando em conta um legado do meu pai que era:  "Passos curtos, mas Passos firmes", sendo assim, após o primeiro passo dado, a evolução foi se consolidando ao longo dos anos, com crescimento sustentável.

Upgrade para Bike Shop: parceria com a Scott


A parceria com a KHS/Fepase era boa, mas precisávamos de uma marca com mais expressividade de mercado, aí veio a Scott nos procurar em 2006. A partir deste momento começamos um trabalho que está em desenvolvimento até os dias de hoje, temos um ótimo relacionamento com eles, assim como com todos os nossos fornecedores.

Profissionalizamos mais os mecânicos através de cursos, afinal as bicicletas que recebemos hoje são as melhores que existem no mercado, atendendo na manutenção todas as marcas, disponibilizando acessórios e orientação através de conhecimento de anos de mercado e praticando o esporte. 



Hoje também temos óculos Oakley que é referência em óculos esportivos, pneus Continental que é outra referencia para o mercado de bicicletas, além de bicicletas que são atualmente campeãs olímpicas e mundial.

Atualmente o capital investido também é outro e o investimento da loja ficou diferenciado, os clientes da loja mudaram também. Atendemos uma linha de cliente com exigência diferenciada:  pessoal que pratica esporte, o pessoal que usa a bicicleta para ir trabalhar (no dia a dia e o ano inteiro). Com isto, acabou se tornando um negócio mais sustentável.

Evoluindo para atender melhor
Nosso serviço de mecânica deu uma repaginada forte agora final do ano (de 2016), quando incluímos serviços como leva e traz, proporcionando mais conforto nosso cliente e também disponibilizamos a entrega de peças a domicílio que a gente não tinha também.



Intensificamos o foco no nosso site (http://www.cicleshoffmann.com.br), porque acreditamos que o site é  uma ferramenta de marketing importante e alguns parceiros para poderem divulgar a nossa loja, o que acaba sendo muito próspero.        

Parcerias e apoios a projetos
A busca incansável de permanência no mercado de forma sustentável se dá através de mais parcerias, apoiar bons projetos como a escolinha de ciclismo.  Então a Cicles Hoffmann hoje se orgulha muito de ser a loja que mais apoia o Grupo Ciclo Trilhas que é um grupo de ciclistas que estão construindo as trilhas de Mountain bike em Florianópolis.

Esta é a ideia da Cicles Hoffmann em um caminho muito longo que a gente ainda tem a percorrer, afinal de contas está aí com quase 60 anos de história, uma das lojas mais antigas do Brasil e com o nome a zelar que veio lá de trás tornando cada dia mais forte.


Fachada da antiga Cicles Hoffmann

Gurizada curtindo a bike em frente à Cicles Hoffmann
Acessórios de ótima qualidade de diversas marcas

Oficina mecânica com ferramentas adequadas e muito funcional



          Das Programm für den Kölner Marketingtag am 1. Juni steht. Auf...   


Das Programm für den Kölner Marketingtag am 1. Juni steht. Auf der beigefügten Grafik sind alle Speaker der Veranstaltung gelistet, unter Ihnen ist z.B. der Leiter des Deutschen Instituts für Marketing (DIM), Prof. Dr. Michael Bernecker, der bekannte Rechtsanwalt Christian Solmecke, sowie auch meine Person, worüber ich mich sehr freue. 

Tickets für das Event bekommen Sie unter: http://www.koelner-marketingtag.de/anmeldung/


          Urgent Opening for Assistance Manager-sales & Marketing (andheri) - Menschen consulting - Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra   
A) Responsible for packaging components used for Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry like- Plastic Articles like Measuring Cups, Measuring Spoons, Bottles,...
From Menschen consulting - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:33:32 GMT - View all Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra jobs
          Clinic Manager - the dental clinic - Thane, Maharashtra   
front desk , accounts, patient appointments, internal marketing social media management, vendor management , attendance, etc Job Type: Full-time Job Location
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:36:13 GMT - View all Thane, Maharashtra jobs
          Marketing Officer - Digital DentoFacial Concepts - Thane, Maharashtra   
Visiting dental clinics in thane and 1 to 1 interaction with dentists about the services being provided at the center. Hindi, marathi, english.... ₹10,000 a month
From Indeed - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:04:18 GMT - View all Thane, Maharashtra jobs
          Medico Marketing Coordinators - Mumbai, Maharashtra - Passi HealthCom Pvt. Ltd. - Mumbai, Maharashtra   
India’s premier healthcare communication company for last 27 years, with print, online & CME programs for doctors is looking for *Bachelor of Dental Surgery*.... ₹4,00,000 a year
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:35:52 GMT - View all Mumbai, Maharashtra jobs
          Marketing Campaign Manager - Minnetonka, MN | UnitedHealth Group   
US - MN - Minnetonka, Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 5 - 7+ years of successful marketing strategic execution and stellar project management skills 5 - 7+ years' experience in marketing
          Business Analyst-Marketing | Providence Health & Services   
US - CA - Santa Monica, Description: Providence is calling a Business Analyst - Marketing ( Full Time / Day Shift ) to Providence Saint John's Health Center Medical Foundation location in Santa Monica, CA. In this positio
          Social Media and Marketing Specialist | Princeton University   
US - NJ - Princeton, Requisition # 2017-7696Department Princeton Entrepreneurshp CnclCategory Communications and Public RelationsDate Posted 6/29/2017Full-Time / Part-Time Full-TimeApplication Deadline ..Overview The Pri
          Senior Director of Digital and Direct Marketing | Vanderbilt University Medical Center   
US - TN - Nashville, Senior Director of Digital and Direct Marketing, Patient and Community Engagement  Purpose:Through the exceptional capabilities and caring spirit of its people, Vanderbilt University Medical Cen
          Marketing Event / Meeting Specialist - Eden Prairie, MN | UnitedHealth Group   
US - MN - Eden Prairie, Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree (or higher) or a High School Diploma / GED with 4+ years of equivalent experience in Marketing2+ years of event planning or marketing experience within a matr
          Marketing Specialist 1 | Stanford University   
US - CA - Stanford, Marketing Specialist 1 - 75494Description Marketing Specialist 1  Direct Marketing Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description JOB PURPOSE: Suppo
          Senior Marketing Event / Meeting Specialist - Eden Prairie, MN | UnitedHealth Group   
US - MN - Eden Prairie, Required Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree (or higher) or High School Diploma / GED with 4+ years of equivalent experience in Marketing 3+ years of event planning or marketing experience with
          Coordinator, Marketing and Communication | Premise Health   
Franklin, Tennessee, DescriptionWe have an opening for aFull-Time Onsite Coordinator, Marketing and Communication to work at our corporate office in Franklin, TN!Premise Health is a leading worksite health
          Marketing Communications Specialist / eFulfillment Analyst - Horsham, PA | UnitedHealth Group   
US - PA - Horsham, Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree (or higher) or High School Diploma / GED with 4+ years professional Electronic / Digital Media experience2+ years Electronic / Digital Media experience (i.e.
          Donald Trump would be immediately fired for his crude tweets if he was anyone else, experts say   

Donald Trump would be immediately fired for his crude tweets if he was anyone else, experts sayIf President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say. “Mr. Trump would be fired for his tweets of today, and nearly every day,” said Mike Driehorst, a social media expert at the marketing agency Weaving Influence.



          Best Internet Marketing Company in India (peter brad)   
When it comes to marketing your business online, first impression is always the last impression. Consumers will judge the quality of your business products and services by the quality of your web design.
          Marketing Representative - Xerox Corporation - Hawaii   
Position services the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Candidate must reside on Island of Hawaii....
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          Credit cards are going the way of fax machines   

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This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.    

But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry cash and credit cards. 

The growing importance of the smartphone as the go-to computing device for every digital activity is having a profound effect everywhere you look, but it’s only the biggest story among many exciting developments in the world of payments:   

  • Apple Pay was first out of the gate, but now mobile wallets are everywhere you look—Android Pay, Google Pay, Chase Pay and even Walmart Pay are making smartphones a real alternative to carrying credit cards. And the potential for mobile wallets to limit a merchant’s fraud liability could help them really take off in acceptance for small businesses.   
  • As consumers move more purchasing online, gateway vendors that can act as a front-end processor for online businesses are seeing explosive growth.   PayPal-owned Braintree grew 111% YoY in the number of cards on file in Q4 2015, while Stripe and Klarna now have multi-billion dollar valuations.
  • Mobile Point-Of-Sale (mPOS) startups like Square and ShopKeep have pioneered a whole new payments niche—accepting payments via tablets and smartphones.   Coupling their transactions capabilities with new apps can revolutionize a small business’ inventory management, marketing, loyalty and even payroll.   
  • Mobile Peer-to-Peer payments in the U.S. are forecast to grow from $5.6 billion in 2014 to nearly $175 billion by 2019 as consumers increasingly skip the hassle of writing a check or going to an ATM.   But smartphone vendors like Apple could cripple the dominant player of 2016 (Venmo) if they make a serious push to own the space.   

If your job or your company is involved in payment processing in any way, you know how complex this industry is. And you know that you simply can’t understand where the next big digital opportunities are unless you know the key players and roles in each step of the payments “supply chain:”   

  • Acquirers
  • Processors
  • Issuers
  • Card Networks
  • Independent sales organizations and merchant service providers
  • Gateways
  • Hardware and software providers

Fortunately, managing analyst John Heggestuen and research analyst Evan Bakker of BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, have compiled a detailed report that breaks down everything you need to know—whether you’re a payments industry veteran or a newcomer who is still getting a basic knowledge of this complex world.

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  • The 5 key events of 2015 that have set up 2016 as a watershed year for the entire payments ecosystem. 
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  • Why new players and innovations like prepaid cards, store cards, and PIN debit transactions are gaining market share and creating new opportunities.   
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  • The critical steps in credit card transactions and how they are changing.
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  • The challenges and opportunities facing hardware and software providers for the payments sector.   
  • The 8 reasons why mobile wallets are growing so fast and how they will disrupt all aspects of the mobile ecosystem.    
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          It might be time for Tesla to get out of the car business (TSLA)   

elon musk

Here's a completely heretical idea, especially on the eve of Tesla launching its long-awaited $35,000 Model 3 in July and the stock rallying almost 80% over the first half of 2017:

Tesla should think about getting out of the car business.

Crazy, right? This is the first new American automaker in decades — and investors are so bullish on it that even though it has made money in exactly two quarters since its 2010 IPO and sold less than 80,000 vehicles in 2016, its market cap is bigger than General Motors', Ford's, or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Additionally, Tesla is really nothing but a carmaker at this point. Although it sells solar panels and energy storage systems and is building a massive battery factory in Nevada, its revenues largely come from an old-fashioned place: assembling and marketing cars.

But here's the thing: for a carmaker such as BMW or Porsche or even Ferrari, limited production, a longstanding perception about the brand, and generally high to very high to astronomically high transactions (I'm looking at you, Ferrari LaFerrari supercar and your $1-million-plus price tag), the car business can be pretty good. Not Apple good, but healthy double-digit margins are in order.

Tesla started out at this end of the market, selling expensive luxury vehicles to a well-heeled elite. If it stayed with this business, it could conceivably end up with a 20% profit margin. 

Tesla Model S

A victim of Musk's vision

But CEO Elon Musk wants to get gas-powered cars off the road, so that means Tesla has to attack the low-margin mass-market business. The Model 3 is the first shot. And there are 400,000 pre-orders, so it's a big first shot.

The mass market isn't really about what Tesla is good at, which is visionary spectacle and succeeding against overwhelming odds. The mass market is about grinding, unspectacular execution, day after day. This might be why Musk wants to see it taken over by robots. 

For the time being, Tesla has committed to playing in this space, and doing it with a product — an all-electric vehicle — that consumers have thus far shown little interest in. EVs now make up only about 1% of global sales. Tesla needs to move that needle and move it big time, and to be honest, the company isn't strong enough to do it on its own. Others will have to come into the game.

This is where matters get challenging. Autos are a tough business: capital intensive, with cyclical sales and a requirement that car companies spend a lot on R&D to avoid falling behind. The end product is extremely complicated and relatively costly — so much so that carmakers maintain financing arms to loan customers the money to buy products.

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A business for the nutty

Many, many auto executives would say that the reason nobody has started a successful new car company in half a century is that you had to be nuts to start a new car company. There are so many other ways to get rich.

It's not clear that Musk fully understood this when he originally invested in Tesla and later took over the CEO job. But he's learning now. 

Fortunately, he doesn't have to think of himself as the quixotic leader of a company that by its economic nature will destroy his fortune, perhaps more than once. Tesla could at some point shed its car business or outsource it and focus on more lucrative, higher-growth, less-capital-hungry enterprises. Solar could be huge in the future, and in any case it's been a rapid growth area for energy.

Batteries for residential, industrial, and utility applications could also be big future businesses. And I haven't even gotten to the software and self-driving innovations that make up Tesla Autopilot. They could be worth more on their own than Tesla's entire carmaking operations someday, especially if you assume that the data generated by self-driving vehicles is where the real opportunity (and riches) resides. 

Tesla gigafactory

Hard to change course?

But, you might ask, wouldn't it be hard to unload the car business?

Not really. For example, if Tesla builds a factory in China, it will almost certainly have to establish a JV with a Chinese company, meaning that effectively half the Chinese manufacturing business would be owned by someone else. A contract manufacturer such as industry leader Magna could assemble Tesla vehicles in North America or Europe. And given that Tesla is aiming to sell 500,000 vehicles annually by the end of next year, a competitor might decide it's worth it to buy up the car brand.

The bottom line is that we know where Tesla's car business is going, and it's nothing all that financially thrilling. It could be financially depressing. Almost all the company's other projects, even idealistic moon shots like the Boring Company (digging traffic-beating tunnels under Los Angeles) have the potential to growth more rapidly or establish entirely new markets. 

Perhaps that's where Musk's focus should be.

SEE ALSO: 'So, do you want to see the car?': The story of the day that Tesla stunned the world

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          Verizon wants to borrow T-Mobile and Vodafone's consumer data to take on Facebook and Google (VZ)   
  • Tim ArmstrongVerizon wants to license data from its competitors to bulk up its online ad business Oath
  • This initiative could bring together competitors like T-Mobile and Sprint
  • Ultimate plan is to take on Google and Facebook

Verizon Communications wants to challenge Google and Facebook. So it's reaching out to some of its biggest rivals in the wireless industry for help.

Now that the telecom giant has completed its acquisition of Yahoo and rolled out Oath, a division which includes a wide collection of digital advertising assets, it is looking to ramp up its ability to challenge Google and Facebook in the sector. The wireless giant is exploring building a data partnership with other top wireless players, including T-Mobile, Sprint, Vodafone and Telefónica, people with knowledge of the matter told Business Insider.

Specifically, Verizon wants to pool together more wireless consumer data that can be used for ad targeting. A big reason Google and Facebook are so dominant in digital advertising – besides the fact that their platforms reach huge audiences  –is that they have powerful, accurate data sets on millions of consumers that can be used by advertisers to target people with more relevant ads.

When Verizon purchased AOL two years ago, Oath CEO Tim Armstrong spoke openly about the power of Verizon's data and how it, coupled with AOL's advertising technology and large audience, could be used to put some real pressure on Google and Facebook on the ad targeting front. For example, Verizon knows where its customers live, where they travel, and what apps they use, all of which could be used to show people more relevant ads as they surf the web. 

But while Verizon's US subscriber base is close to 150 million people, that's still rather paltry compared to Facebook and Google's massive audiences. So if it can license data from T-Mobile, for instance, it could layer on ad targeting signals from roughly 72 million more consumers.

In addition, licensing data from companies like Vodaphone and Telefónica would help Verizon expand its ad footprint outside the US, an area where advertisers have been pushing for progress, given Google and Facebook's global clout.

There's a lot to be worked out behind the scenes for such a data partnership to fully come to fruition. To date, just weaving together the various pieces of AOL and Verizon has proven particularly complicated. And the level of data that various wireless companies would be willing to license may vary widely. But Armstrong did discuss this plan in his pitch to top advertisers at the Cannes ad festival last week, said people familiar with the matter.

Verizon was potentially hampered by regulatory uncertainty during the waning months of the Obama administration. But since March when Republican senators voted to kill regulations in this realm, companies like Verizon are freer to exploit consumer data for advertising. (Of course, it's perhaps a different story in Europe, where regulators just hit Google with a monster fine).

If Verizon and competitors like T-Mobile and Telefonica did share consumer data, it's a good bet that there would be steps taken to make sure that no personal consumer identification data would be shared between the two companies. Undoubtedly, consumer privacy advocates would scrutinize this project closely.

If this plan proceeds, it will be interesting to see what other Verizon rivals may participate. It seems doubtful that AT&T would jump in, considering that Verizon is blocking AT&T users from logging onto Yahoo with AT&T email addresses, according to TechCrunch. And Sprint's potential wireless pact with Comcast and Charter, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, would only seem to complicate matters.

Officials from T-Mobile and Telefonica declined to comment. Vodafone and Sprint did not return request for comment on this story.

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          Comment on 5 Point Checklist For Writing The Perfect Affiliate Product Review (With Two Real Life Example Reviews) by NicheHacks   
Why do you think people wouldn't be searching for product names and that reviews wouldn't work in the health niche? I just a few weeks ago searched for a particular brand of pre-biotics for gut health after hearing about them and I read reviews of them first before buying. Affiliate marketing is much the same process regardless of product... Find people with a problem(s). Work out the solution(s). Find the best product(s) which offers the solution(s) Build an audience of the people with the problem and provide them value and show them their problem and how you can solve it. Just so you know... Before you start working on any niche / business it's best to have a clearly mapped out plan and know how you'll be able to monetize it, otherwise how will you know which direction to go in? And what happens if you find out later there's no easy way to make money from it?
          Comment on 5 Point Checklist For Writing The Perfect Affiliate Product Review (With Two Real Life Example Reviews) by Dipen Dasondi   
Hey Stuart, I started a niche which focuses on healthy gut and probiotics... How do I write product reviews of probiotic supplements as i reckon no one is gonna search the product directly on google! So what is the best way to sell healthy gut and probiotic products via affiliate marketing as i dont think reviews will work in health niche!
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          Marketing Manager - DAP Products Inc. - Ontario   
This includes development and management of a database warehouse of consumer focused and retail sales fact based data....
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          Marketing Manager - Adventure Sports   
Guru Careers - Central London - Marketing Manager / Digital Marketing Manager - Adventure Sports A Marketing Manager / Digital Marketing Manager with a passion for adventure sports is needed to join an exciting fully funded start up with a mission to make adventure sports accessible to everyone everywhere. Wo...
          Data Analyst-Marketing - Oakland, CA   
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          Marketing Sales Apprentice - Sport Enthusiast   
Alpha Gamma Solutions - Birmingham - Job Description Marketing Sales Apprentice - Sport Enthusiast Ready to be challenged? Want to be recognised and rewarded.... We want sport-minded individuals who are competitive enough to manage their own work load, yet confident working in a team environment...
          Marketing Sales Apprentice - Sport Enthusiast   
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          Sports Minded - Marketing & Sales Assistant | Entry Level   
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          How Earned Media is Changing Your Marketing Strategy   
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As the media landscape has changed drastically over the past decade, brands must acknowledge and implement earned media within their marketing and communications strategies. According to Patrick Barnett, founder and MD of Simpatico PR this is required to avoid being left behind.

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          Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character   
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When it comes to marketing and branding, there’s a vast array of techniques to employ. Telling stories to sell brands […]

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          Borrowing Trust: The Surprising New Marketing Role of Citizen Influencers   
Mark Schaefer How to Listen to Influencers

This post is an excerpt from the e-book, Listen: 5 Social Audiences Brands Can't Afford to Ignore.

Digital marketing success is fueled by creating great content and building a targeted audience, but there’s a third piece missing from that equation—ignition. Your content has no value unless it “moves,” unless people see it, engage with it, and actively share it.

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          5 Steps to Marketing at an Event Outside of Your Industry   
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Trade shows and events offer the perfect opportunity for companies to experiment; brands can leverage other industries to create an authentic event experience.

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          Should an e-book Be Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy?   

E-books are definitely a proven component of a smart marketing strategy, but are they right for your brand?

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          Marketing Measurement: Collect Data First, Ask Questions Later   
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Total marketing measurement is the key to optimizing performance, but brands can’t do it without data. Learn how to collect now so you can improve later.

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          Design a Logo by rgclark30   
Logo for a company called Jenga. I looking for a logo with the name Jenga in cursive with the name Dallas Chicago New York London Tokyo in (Helvetica) font in small size letter than the name Jenga. I want it under the name Jenga. This design with be use in many different ways, so I want every available format possible. I will be using logo on T Shirts, Hats, website and all other on all other marketing tools. Clean and Simple. I will be want more designs. (Prize: 20)
          Turistas vandalizam pedra no litoral de SP e são 'pichados' por população   
Dois turistas tiveram o corpo "pichado" por banhistas em Guarujá, no litoral de São Paulo, após vandalizarem uma grande pedra na comunidade Prainha Branca. O casal pintou na rocha a sigla "ABC", em referência ao local de onde a dupla seria, segundo relatos de testemunhas do incidente. Nenhum boletim de ocorrência foi registrado, nem por parte dos banhistas nem pelos suspeitos, informou a Polícia Civil.

O caso ocorreu no domingo (20) de Páscoa. Os suspeitos chegaram ao local e começaram a usar tinta branca para pintar a rocha. "Quando você chega à Prainha Branca, do lado direito existe uma enorme pedra localizada em uma ilha, no meio do mar, à qual você tem acesso apenas por trilha e quando a maré está baixa. Essas duas pessoas subiram nessa rocha e pintaram as letras ABC", afirma a analista de marketing Verônica Martins, uma das testemunhas da cena.

Outra testemunha, a estudante Cassia Lins conta que alguns garotos que brincavam em um campo de futebol viram uma mancha branca na pedra e, ao olhar novamente para o local após alguns minutos, notaram que a pedra havia sido vandalizada. "Eles estavam de um ponto onde dá para ver perfeitamente a ilha em que fica a pedra. Eles correram até lá e pegaram o casal", diz.

Após terem presenciado a atitude dos turistas, os banhistas, revoltados, abordaram os dois e, com uma tinta preta, "picharam" o corpo deles. "Expulsaram os dois da ilha no meio do feriado. Não foi um ato de violência, mas infelizmente não poderíamos deixar passar batido. Foi uma vergonha para eles, porém, seria pior ainda para os amantes da praia terem que olhar para aquela paisagem maravilhosa e não poder tirar uma foto, porque está pichada", destaca Verônica.

Em casos como esse, a polícia orienta os moradores a não tomar nenhuma atitude e a comunicar as autoridades para que sejam tomadas as providências necessárias.

Fonte: http://g1.globo.com
          seafood preparer - fish and seafood processing - KILDARE FISHERIES LTD - O'Leary, PE   
No degree, certificate or diploma Experience. Cut, clean and trim fish or seafood prior to marketing or further processing; Will train Own Tools/Equipment.... $11.54 an hour
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          John Shea – 6 Years Of Internet Marketing Success & Failure   

Name Product: Market price: Instructor:  File Size: 487 MB Home:  https://www.udemy.com/certified-web-application-tester Learn about my failures and success as an internet marketer over the past 6 years In this class I...

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          Brad Batesole – Lynda – Marketing Automation with HubSpot   

Name Product: Market price: Instructor:  File Size:139 MB Home:  https://www.udemy.com/certified-web-application-tester This book analyzes the origins of marketing and branding strategies and the unique situations involving differentiation. Photographs of actual materials...

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          If Mobile is not the Future, then What is?   

During 2008, I have prophesied 13 things about Internet Marketing that came to pass in recent years. 8 years passed and I see many of them came true. e.g.

  • Google’s Search Preview (though it did not last long)
  • Instant search (or search-as-you-type)
  • Priority of social media over emails
  • The rise of Tablets (I called them Handhelds, back then)
  • The rise of widgets and connected data
  • Though some of them still have not taken full form, but they are prospectively waiting to be fulfilled:
  • The death of mobile operators
  • Web-based marketing analytics (Bigdata is now showing prospects into this prophecy)
  • TV Channel + Internet + Mobile Subscription coming into one single platform or service (you can find it in my comment)

​Though I am not a Prophet or clairvoyant, I have some predictions for mobile phone or mobility for 5-10 years ahead of 2016:

Mobile may seem like the future, but as the capacity of mobile devices grow, you might see a different scenario in future. Mobile is really not the future, but convergence of various devices, flexible screens and responsiveness of display, cloud computing and cloud OS, and supreme mobility are the actual future. 

When WAP was becoming popular, one friend told me, “This is the future”. But, WAP did not see much light after a few years. As the capacity of the devices increased, WAP was seem unnecessary. Now a days, many people are saying that “Mobile is the Future”. But, I oppose that, since mobile may not remain as THE mobile we know today.

If you look back into the evolution of the devices in your home, then you might see that Cassette Player, VCR, Camera, Radio, and even TV has now converged into one device. It’s really not about making the devices small. The most important factor here is to converge multiple devices into one to offer more utility.  

So, mobile is not the future, convergence is!

If we take this example of the past and apply it on the situations at present, then see that your laptop, mobile, tab, and TV are separate devices. If convergence is to happen, then these devices too will merge into one device or platform. But, how can you get the power and flexibility of a laptop in a mobile phone?  

The answer lies in your TV in the wall and its evolution. See how TV is getting thin day by day. As LCD is already in market, we might see foldable screens in very near future. Samsung and Oppo are competing to roll out foldable screen phones. However, these phones still do have steel backbone, but in future you might backbone-less Amoeba-ic phones (or lets call then Floppy Handhelds). It might be folded into a 6" inch and while spread, you might get 60" screen.  

Moreover, with Smart TVs, more and more people will start browsing the internet in their TVs. So, don’t think that the future relies on small screen, rather you may embrace the screen-size-you-like in future. Therefore, those who have not thought of making their site responsive for various screen size, they are leaving out the big picture.

So, mobile is not the future, flexibility (aka responsive) is!

Dropbox had made our file accessibility more flexible. There also, Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud, and many others including cloud storage for images. With the help of these cloud storage, you can view your files in any device.  

But, one thing you could not make it remotely accessible like your files, is “The Operating System”. You still need to install operating systems in separate devices. But, in near future, you might not need to install any OS in any device. You can use any Open Source OS like Firefox OS and get access to files and OS Arrangement in any device. Or have the same look and feel as you change from one device to another. All you might need is a browser or window. And you also can save file in the cloud as much as you want.

So, mobile is not the future, cloud computing is! 

Now a days, we carry many devices like flash drive, pen drive, SD cards, etc. But in near future, you may not need to carry anything as long as you have internet access. Any device in public place can be turned into your phone, TV, and/or laptop. As mobility of information and OS gets introduced, you might not need to carry anything with you.

So, mobile is not the future, mobility is!


          Like Through Rate (LTR) for Facebook Advertisement   

I’ve been going through many results for the keyword Like Through Rate (LTR) in Google, but did not find any good article that could explain a bit. Though many people have claimed to have invented it, so I’m not really the first. But, trying to give more lights to it.

Click Through Rate (CTR)

Before we go to LTR, those of you who don’t know what CTR or Click Through Rate is, here is the formula:

CTR = (Number of Clicks / Number of Impressions) X 100

This denotes the percentage of impressions that generated clicks. Impressions are the number of times the ad is shown. So, CTR is a percentage value that can show you how effective your ad was, in terms of the number of impressions shown. This is a quality factor for ads. Because, a high CTR e.g. 70% means your ad was so good that 70% of the ads shown, encouraged people to click; and a low CTR e.g. 30% means you ad was so bad that 70% of the ads shown, were never clicked.

What Happens Beyond Clicks?

But, what happens beyond Clicks in social media advertisement? Clicks are not the major factor when your main goal is to get more likes as possible. And doing it for least cost is also a concern.

The effectiveness of the ads ends, when someone clicks your ad. So, CTR is not responsible for what happens afterwards. People come through clicks and if they like your posts, then they like your page and if your post are crappy, they bounce away from the page. Like is a next level of call to action after clicks. So, what’s the quality factor here?

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Like Through Rate (LTR)

It’s the Like Through Rate that indicates how good are your Page’s posts. LTR is the quality factor in work after clicks are generated. If you have very interesting posts for your target audience, then the most number of clicks will turn into likes. And the way to measure it is by LTR. So, here goes the formula:

LTR = (Number of Likes / Number of Clicks) X 100

Like CTR, Like Through Rate or LTR is a percentage of Clicks that turned into likes. If you have a high LTR e.g. 70%, it means that you page was so likebale that 70% of the people that clicked, liked your page. Likewise, a low LTR e.g. 30% means that your page’s post are so bad that 70% of the people that clicked on you ad did not find your page interesting.

How Like Through or LTR Can Be Helpful?

  • LTR tells you how good your page’s posts are. If you have a high LTR, then you have a very interesting page for your target audience. You might have very bad CTR, but a high LTR is surely a winner.
  • Increasing your LTR can also decrease your cost of advertising in Facebook and other social media. Beause, a high LTR means you are getting more likes for the same cost for clicks.
  • Ater hosting an ad campaign, if you find that your LTR is low (Usually below 60%), it can be a sign that your page is not ready either for public or for your taget audience.
  • Sometimes the LTR depends on your target audience. You might see different LTR for different audiences. So, you can tell which audience to target and which not to.
  • Well, if you are optimistic about the audience that generate low LTR, then you can take measures to tailor posts that can encourage the low LTR audience to generate better LTR.
  • With that in mind, if you run a campaign for specific niche audience and still see low LTR, it clearly tells you that your campiagn is not working. You need change. And vice versa.

Most of the Social Media Marketing (SMM) strategies evolve around increasing LTR for your page. Starting from increasing likes to increasing engagements, all are related to LTR. And how to increase your Like Through Rate (LTR) is another topic and I might put light on that later as well. But, the definition needed to be cleared out.

©  of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: Like Through Rate (LTR) for Facebook Advertisement


          How to Remove Facebook Page Like Count or Fans and Rename Page   

Aminul Islam Jewel asks in BIMPA: I really need to rename my Facebook Page name. But, Facebook is not allowing me to rename my page for having more than 200 fans. 275 to be exact. How can I rename the page?

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Renaming your Facebook Page

If you have 275 fans, then it is easy to remove 75 fans. Remove 75 fans from your Facebook page and then rename it. It works. Just be choosy in who to remove. See below for the thought process to remove.

How to Remove Facebook Page Like or Fans

How to Remove Facebook Page Like or Fans

Go to your Facebook Page and if you are an admin of the page, you should see the Dashboard at the top of your page. Please don’t go directly to the Like Tab in your page. Because, you can not remove fans from there. Instead:

  1. Click the “See All” link beside “New Likes”. It’ll pop-in with a new dialog box showing people and pages that liked your page.
  2. At the top of the pop-in dialog box, you’ll see a drop-down option that says “People who like this”. If it says something else, then select "People who like this" from the drop-down menu.
  3. At the right side of the list. there are remove or “X” buttons. Click to remove the fans you don’t want.

Thought Process for Removing Page Fans

But, as I mentioned earlier, you should apply some thought process in removing the fans. And they are: 

Fake accounts

They never help you in engagement. Engagement is more important than likes. Good Engagement helps to spread your posts like virus. Rather, having fake accounts pollutes your Engagement Ratio (i.e. the % of fans engaged to your page). Not sure if Facebook uses it as a signal. But what if they do? Then your efforts in Facebook Page Marketing will be useless.

Many businesses are using the numbers and selling or boasting high number with fake likes. But, just like Google Algorithm update, please also expect EdgeRank Update from Facebook. So, it’s always smart to keep your fan-base clean.

Brand Accounts

Brand accounts are the accounts that do not represent a person, but a company. You should remove them for the same reason of fake accounts. They really don’t ensure much engagement and most of them are interested in spamming. Moreover, they are breaking Facebook terms.

However, many businesses can like other pages “as page”. This is done by logging as page and then hitting the like button on another page. If you come across Fans that does not have “Add Friend” button, instead have “Like" button  then that fan liked your page as a page. It’s advised not to remove them. However, you need to be sure that they are not your competitors or 2nd level competitors like 2nd level cousins :-)

Geographically Irrelevant Fans

You can remove fans that are not geographically relevant for your page. e.g. a US fan for a local Bangladeshi page. Again it also depends on the language as well. If your posts are mostly in a specific language and you see fans from other countries without any engagement, it might have been a mistake. So, you should help the fan. Since such fans may report your page, when they realize that they did not like your page and you somehow hacked their account. Which can hurt you more than to have just one fan. 

Demographically Irrelevant Fans

Facebook has very strict advertising guideline for Dating Sites. But, for page like, they are not much strict. But, Facebook might impose strictness in future. Therefore, you should remove fans that are not demographically relevant for your page. e.g.

  • A female fan for a male-oriented product or vice versa (though, large number of male fans in Lingerie page is not a bad thing).
  • 18+ product like Durex with a under 18 fan
  • Married fan, while the Product is intended for single people, etc.

Competitor Fans

Yes, competitors also follow you to understand your Facebook Marketing strategies and you might not notice. BTW, you also can do the same and not let them know. But, if you can spot them, remove them.

You may also look after second level competitors. e.g. many companies hire Internet Marketing Agencies to do their Facebook Page Marketing. And to understand the playing field, the first thing they do is, follow some competitors.

F&F Fans

You can remove your friends and family from the fan list. You always can request them later to like the page. In fact, you can use the invite tool to invite them again. So, you don’t need to worry much about removing them.

©  of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: How to Remove Facebook Page Like Count or Fans and Rename Page


          Best Ways to Use Social Networks in the Market   

Guest Post Disclaimer: The opinions and knowledge posted in this article is solely of the guest author.

Because social networks are cost effective and easy to focus, more and more businesses and individuals are focusing too much on social networks to publicize their business products and services. But the main problem here is– most businesses are relying on ineffective tactics to market their products to social networks. The following guide explains you the best ways to use social networks to market.

Best Ways to Use Social Networks in the Market

Avoid Quantitative Approach in Having Social Media Presence

Most people believe that having too many social networks for their business help in receiving lots of website visitors, but this may not fetch you good result since you need to have a continuous online presence on this networking site to benefit from it.

Investing in Online Marketing

Secondly investing online marketing should be done very carefully because you must make your investment only where there is a scope of getting higher ROI. You should be able to minimize your risk associated with your investments. Finally, to get good results you should not completely rely on social networks.

When to Start?

If you are looking to take advantage of promoting your business on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr and so on then before opening your business account in these social platforms, determine whether you are able to manage all these accounts at a time, only then start your social marketing.

Choose Best Platform

Investigate which platform can support to communicate with your existing and potential customers. And then try to build strong relationship with your customer by understanding their needs and what they want from you.

Post Articles

Post articles on social sites and your website; include relevant information on your products or services in the post that you write to market. To make your post social friendly, you can also include a short author bio at the end of every post and give a backlink to your social profile.

Add People

Try to add more people into your social networking sites, know the people who are interested towards your business products and services.

B2B Marketing

Join various forums and you can even take advantage of B2B marketing sites to share your ideas and to provide advice on problems and answering any questions of your site readers.

Promote

Promoting only your website and looking for people to read your message is not good, you should also visit networking profiles of other people who are connected with you and read their blog or posts.

Respond

Always respond to your posts in a friendly way and promptly to their comments. This can help you bring more potential customers.

Social Networks

Do not just create social networks for the sake of creating an account and hype your business, instead try to integrate your traditional work with online marketing. This can supplement both traditional and online campaigns.

Author Bio: The guest post was contributed by Lucy, financial guest blogger from Manchester, UK. Wrote many articles on ppi claims. Find out more about her blogs @financeport


          Analysis of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics - Understanding Direct Traffic in Web Analytics   

When you see abnormally high direct traffic in Google Analytics or other web analytics tools, then there is not much you can do, since most direct traffic is only shown as a number of views. With search engine and referral traffic, it is pretty easy to find out what happened. But it becomes quite hard to understand what really happened behind direct traffic.

Analysis of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics - Understanding Direct Traffic in Web Analytics

Referred visitors come through search engines and referring sites. And Web Analytics Solutions like: Statcounter, Google Analytics, Awstat, etc. can provide you good insights in understanding the behavior of your visitors as well as the performance of your online marketing campaigns. However, direct visitors may not be a strange phenomenon. It can also be the karma of your direct marketing effort, online branding, email marketing, and it may also result from returning visitors to your site. If you see any abnormal direct traffic then you should understand that the direct traffic is coming as a result of:

  • Email Links,
  • Bookmarks,
  • Offline pages loading web analytics script or
  • People typing your site’s address in the browser, etc.

Direct Traffic from Email Links

Email clients like: Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Thunderbird, and other POP or IMAP Mail Client Softwares generate Direct Traffic. Some assumptions of abnormal direct traffic from emails can be:

  • The direct traffic from emails can be the result of your specific marketing campaign. Usually during various occasions, like: Christmas, New Year, etc, many businesses air email marketing campaigns. During the campaign almost all corporations send greetings to their stakeholders. These include customers, suppliers, well wishers, etc. Sometimes it’s not about a single campaign. Your employees can run multiple spontaneous campaigns across channels. In those cases, the visitors’ click on the links located in the email can result in direct traffic to your site.
  • If an affiliate marketer is campaigning for you, then that is a good thing. However, you should allocate different and distinguishing mechanisms that can tell you an affiliate marketer is responsible for that. Otherwise, you may be depriving the affiliate marketer as well.
  • However, if you or your affiliate marketers are not responsible for the emailing campaign, then it may not be a good sign. Because, people may be saying bad things about your site or business and you may not know it. So it would be wise to investigate if someone is doing that. Google Alerts on your business name can help a lot to understand what is happening.
  • Sometimes you might have ads, highlights or mentions published in other corporate newsletters. When they are circulated, please remember that they may not be read at the specific date of circulation. So, throughout the week, you might have visitors coming in at their convenient time.
  • This direct traffic phenomenon can also result from sudden increase in sales and customer support activities. When you have a large pool of sales and customer support executives for your business, they send out many emails throughout the day. And from these sales & support emails, people may also end up on your site. This happens when the sales and customer support people send deeper links.

Direct Traffic from Bookmarks

Bookmarks are the simplest type of reference to your site. Just to define it: Bookmarks are stored links in your computer, either in internet browser or files that automatically generate URL for your browser. So, any content that automatically generates URL for your browser will be a bookmark. Most of the Web Analytics tools can’t differentiate the source of the clicks from stored links. However, they should be more valuable to you, since they are mostly returning visitors. The links from bookmarks mean your marketing campaign efforts are maturing into sales. Bookmark visitors can come through the following types of bookmarks:

  • Lot of people bookmark your site in their browser when they find a site interesting or they think that it might be useful in future. They store it in their browser, which end up as link files in “Favorites” folder. It also comes from custom links pasted in any toolbar, like the bookmark panel in Mozilla Firefox. These bookmarks are stored as very light weight link files.
  • The link to your site from a stored webpage can also be treated as Bookmark. People may also come from pages saved in their computer that contains a link to your site. In that case, it might be a referred visitor. However, some computer blocks the reference. In that case, it will be direct traffic.
  • Bookmark links may also reside in other types of files than HTML webpages. e.g. PDF, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, etc. These files provide links for your visitor to open the internet browser and go to your site. So visitors can end up in your site by clicking links in those files as well. And most of the Web Analytics systems can’t differentiate this type of link and treat it as a bookmark.
  • Bookmarks can also come from links in softwares. e.g. When you visit the About Window from the “Help” menu of any software, you can find link to their website. Again, many types of software also generate automated URL for the browser to visit. e.g. Customer Feedback form when you uninstall a software.

Direct Traffic from Offline Pages

Most Web Analytics Systems try to load a remote visible or invisible image into your visitors’ computer through the browser. These remote visible or invisible images are customized image that work as your identity. Web Analytics Systems provide some sort of codes (usually as Java Scripts) that generate the command to load these images. It may not always be the case that the codes will come from webpages located your servers aka your website. The visitors can also come from other sources such as stored webpages of your site in their hard disks. Often if the Web Analytics code is in a blank page, it’ll still show the visitor. However, now most Web Analytics Systems show them as referred visitors by showing the exact location from the computer (e.g. C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\You\My%20Documents\My%20Site\index.htm). Often many computer blocks this reference system for external servers. It is then; the visitors are treated as direct visitors. In case, if the Web Analytics Systems can’t recognize or block the reference, the offline stored pages direct visitors can come through various ways, like:

  • Someone extensively worked on your site for redesigning. Usually, when a webmaster loads the page in FrontPage, Dreamweaver, or other Web Design Software, the Java Script of Google Analytics is also loaded (if Java scripts are NOT turned off). It’s not unusual if you see that the hits are coming from various IPs. Webmasters using Proxy Servers can make their IP change from time to time. Again, the same webmaster may be working in different computers (perhaps in his laptop). Or people can be working as a team for various functions for your site. This action can generate abnormally huge traffic, since the site development work is done. The best way is to block this is by using visitor filters using their specific IP address.
  • Imagine the same case, but this time the webmaster is designing the new site for your competitor by stealing your content or theme. So, each time they are modifying your site, we can get direct traffic. And if you have not been working for your site, then there is very much possibility that someone is piggybacking on your content or theme.
  • However, looking at things in the eye of a pessimist is not always necessary. Someone may have found your contents very interesting and saved your page in their computer. This is good news if the visitor saves your site for future reference to generate sales for you.
  • Many businesses that does data-mining for other businesses may want to save your page for business purpose.
  • Again some student or researcher may also like your content so much that they would want to use them in offline or online versions. It’s always good to have contents for researchers and student to get links from .edu or .org sites.

Direct Traffic from Typing in Address Bar

Direct visitors also come from deliberate typing in the address bar of the Internet Browser. If they are doing that, then you have established your site as a brand in the mind of the visitors or your offline marketing campaign is a hit. A lot of people don’t come to Yahoo, Google or Bing through bookmarks or any reference. They really type the site name in the browser and press Enter or Ctrl+Enter. The search engine and referral traffic for these giant sites are rare. Every site actually strives to achieve this. Again, if your are running an offline marketing campaign, then the best way to go to your site after seeing an ad, is by typing the URL in the browser. There are thousands of reasons for this type of visitor typing URL in browser. However, here are some of them:

  • Make sure if your business or site has been highlighted in any newspaper, magazine or any other popular print media. So the news readers were typing the web address and making direct hits. Try to know if any article on your site was published in any daily newspaper. But that generates traffic for one day and consequent days have a bit low level of traffic. If you have traffic coming in throughout the week, then it might be published in a weekly magazine. So based on your traffic pattern, you can understand what happened.
  • You may have also paid for advertisement in local/national dailies or magazines. However, you might have forgotten the date they will be publishing your ad. Another way to say it is: you may have paid some parties earlier and forgot when they will publish it.
  • Viral Marketing can also influence typing of URL. Viral Marketing is a type of contagious marketing technique that spreads the news, contents, video, audio, etc. When you find a video that you liked, you would want to forward it to your friends and they forward it to their network. This goes on and creates a virally infected network that knows the news. If the spread information is in video, audio or any other format from where you can’t extract text or automatically generate URL, then there is no other way than just typing the URL.
  • Like Viral Marketing, “Word of Mouth” through traditional and social media also can influence the spread. The only media that “Word of Mouth” uses is the mouth or words of people, their comments, findings, excitement, etc.

The possibilities of Direct Visitors are endless. But, Web Analytics tools provide you insight to only a number, not the overall insight on what actually happened. So, it is up to you to investigate what has happened. The abnormal increase in traffic may not always be good news. So, it is always wise to watch out.

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          Billboard-based Internet Marketing Campaign and Tracking & Measuring ROI   

Placing an advertisement on a billboard in a high traffic area will surely bring results. Measuring it however, can be a tough job. For each marketing campaign, measuring performance is crucial. Measuring the efficiency of a advertisement depends on 2 things:

  1. Clickthrough Rate (CTR) and 
  2. Return on Investment (ROI). 

CTR

For a billboard, Clickthrough Rate refers to the percentage of the desired action from impressions. Unless eye and camera tracking technology improves, it is not possible to monitor the clickthrough rate for a billboard.

ROI

However, monitoring the return on marketing investment or ROI from a billboard is very much possible - If you know your traffic sources. But, to ensure the tracking and measuring ROI of a billboard you have to turn it into an internet marketing campaign involving call to action using internet technology.

Hire us for Interactive Marketing - How to Turn Your Billboard into Interactive Marketing Campaign

If you invest in Billboard Advertising, then you can take some initiatives to make your display more interactive while effectively measuring it’s ROI. viz.

Using a Landing Page URL

A website on your billboard is good for marketing and branding but does not allow you to properly measure ROI from multiple campaigns that direct on your domain. The best way to measure ROI, is referring to an alternate URL, one that does not disturb your expected web traffic. For the URL, you can:

  • Create a new isolated/orphan landing page on your site (make sure it is blocked from search engines and not used in other web marketing campaigns)
  • Purchase a new domain and refer the billboard visitors to that site (you can also make it redirect to the landing page on your site or just use URL masking or use frames/iframes)
  • Use the existing landing page with parameters built by Google URL Builder (it allows you to see custom reports in web analytics from ad variations reports)
  • Use an easy to read bit.ly shortened link. bit.ly specifically delivers analytics that you can use to measure traffic from your advertisement. Other URL Shortener Services that supply analytics will work just as well.

The URL visits can be easily tracked with Google Analytics or any other Web Analytics application. This gives the campaign transparency and allows for high ROI visibility. The URL you refer on the billboard should be easily readable. Long URLs won’t typically generate action. Often, most conversions happen after the fact, so it is wise to help the readers remember your URL.

Using QR Codes

QR Codes have been around for long time, but the use of these 2-dimensional codes for Interactive Marketing is a new trend. It helps you to download information or generate a specific action on your mobile phone using widely available bar-code scanners. For the iPhone (Semacode), Android Phones (QuickMark), Blackberry (ScanLife), Symbian Phones or Nokia (UpCode) are among several competing apps that can read QR Codes from any printed media or digital screen. QR Codes are now being used for Internet Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and even Word of Mouth Marketing. With QR Codes, any camera-enabled smartphone users can:

  • Be referred to a specific URL
  • Get a phone number, allowing them to can call instantly
  • Download business cards to save on their phone and make calls at a later time
  • Get an email address and/or enable them to send emails from phone instantly
  • Be referred to a geographical location on Google Maps and help them to come to your place of business
  • Can be sent an event invitation, which can be saved in phone’s calendar
  • Be shown a text message (This can also be a coupon)
  • Get an SMS template to send queries to your business cellphone number
  • Gain access to your sponsored WiFi Network, etc.

The interaction with QR Codes are increasing day by day and steadily becoming the bridge between the real and virtual worlds. Determine the type of interaction that will deliver the best visibility of your ROI. There are many sites that allows you to generate QR codes (e.g. Zxing Projects QR Generator). A major service currently in use is the Google Chart API. Here is an article on how you can generate QR Codes in bulk with Google Chart API.

Bluetooth Advertising Near the Billboard

Bluetooth Adverts are the newest trend in mobile marketing. If your billboard is in convenient location, then you can send more interactive information and coupons to your billboard Bluetooth users. You can easily transmit richer content to your viewers. Moreover you can also digitally track the Bluetooth downloads.

Email Tracking

Email is one of the most convenient ways of communication, even on mobile devices. Make sure you have a different email address on the billboard than the one you use in other media campaigns. This will allow you to verify the emails you get on the allocated address are coming from billboard advert. If you incentivize people sending emails to that address e.g. with coupon, then you can also trigger the behavior of the billboard audience to send emails to the custom address rather than other addresses or web contact forms.

Using Call Analytics

HostedNumbers.com, AdInsight.eu, and Mongoose Metrics have call tracking services that you can be monitored from Google Analytics. However, there are several other call tracking and analytics softwares that your can use. They generate a unique phone number (even toll-free) that you can use on the billboard. When someone calls, you can see how much traffic came from your billboard advertisement and then use Google Analyitcs to see how long they were on the call. Again, it is imperative that this phone number is not made available elsewhere. There will always be a risk that word of mouth marketing will ruin your direct analytics. This information being shared is beyond your control.

Using Coupons

Coupons are one of the best ways to track where a customer has come from. You can mention an easily readable coupon code for all (e.g. gimme20%less) or generate a custom coupon code from any specific URL mentioned on the billboard. The URL can be a purchased domain, a landing page on your site, or a easily readable shortened link. This enables you to distinguish between regular web traffic and traffic from your billboard. Numerous softwares and online services will allow you to easily generate custom coupons through the URL. If you are sending the billboard reader to a URL with a custom coupon, it is recommended to have them visit a custom landing that is blocked from search engines. Once people use their coupons, you are able to retreive information on traffic sources using the database. It is imperative that you make sure that the coupon codes can be tracked. To get a true ROI on that particular segment of your campaign, ensure that it is not made available in other forms of media (e.g. search engine, word of mouth, etc).

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          Why the #1 Position in Google and Other Search Engines Sucks   

If you are involved in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), either for your or clients’ site(s), you know how important it is to get the number 1 ranking for the most important keywords. If the keyword is popular, then it is a dream come true.

Or is it? How can getting the #1 ranking for your keyword can be a nightmare? Well, the answer is: ROI (Return on Investment). Your ROI can be disturbed in many ways for having number 1 position.

Why Does #1 Position in Search Engines Sucks - An example on Google SERP for the Keyword "Internet Marketing Agency"

Why the #1 Position in Google and Other Search Engines Sucks

So, it’s not the #1 ranking that you should rely most on. Even if you do, don’t over-emphasize it, also don’t feel sad that you don’t have #1 position. You should have realistic SEO Mindset, depending on your financial and operational capabilities. 

We are mostly ROI driven and strive to achieve the best ranking to boost your ROI. Without a good ROI, the #1 ranking in search engines can disrupt your business operations, marketing, and branding. Here is how:

Searcher’s Intent Does Not Match Your Commercial Goals

Even with sophisticated web analytics tools, it can be difficult to identify the search intent. i.e. you never can learn what was the intention of the searcher, when they made the search and landed on your site. Most of the searchers don’t merely come to your site to buy your product or service. Bringing visitors is good for your site. But, bringing visitors with varied intentions and expectations may not always be good or turn into sales. These varied intentions can be like:

  • There are many visitors who constantly look for information for academic purposes or research
  • Some think you are a potential client (usually spammers)
  • Some are competitors, spying on your promotional activities
  • Some that have already been sold and looking into what others are offering
  • Some are future prospects that are yet to fall into the final stages of your sales funnel, 
  • Some are not that serious and just trespassing 
  • Few are your present buyers, who still are interacting with your site. 

Most visitors will have different motives to visit your site, but it is obvious that it will not always match your commercial goals. Moreover, if you always emphasize your commercial goal, then you might not be successful both commercially and SEO-wise.

Increased Cost for Sales, Support, and Operation

If you rank #1 for a popular keyword, you will get substantial amount of traffic to your site. However, all the serious and non-serious buyers will come knocking on your door for queries. The bad thing is, you may think all of them are leads, while most are queries. To keep up with the pace, you need to put more pressure on sales and support team or increase the size of the team. If you are offering free trial or samples of your product or service, then the increased number of non-serious visitors will seriously increase your operation costs, including sales and marketing costs.

Again, in any industry, contacting or comparing more than 2 suppliers is usual behavior of all the customers. And for B2B-customers or customers-of-costly-products, the number can be more. So, just being the first company they find is not enough. So, by being on #2 to #5, any site can do equal business as you, if not, better than you.

Low ROI and Competitive Disturbance

As mix of serious and non-serious visitors come to your site, it is obvious that the number of sales against each query or lead will be low, hence a low ROI. As the cost of goods sold increases, your ROI will also decrease automatically. Because, when the cost increases, you are increasing your investment, while the return is actually the same.

The intention of the searcher to go beyond the #1 position is directly related to his/her seriousness to purchase. So, the ROI of #2 and #3 position will be high, if  they make the same number of sales. If you have a good sales approach and give better value than your competitors, then being the #5 or even the #10 company is not a huge problem.

So, what happens is, you spend your budget to entertain the non-serious lead generators, while the #2 and #3 position competitors get to eat the same fruit with less effort. Moreover, if your competitors’ sales approach more efficient or has better product, then they will just be piggybacking on your position.

Actually, the #1 position will be kinda like a philanthropic position to educate customers on what to expect. As the searchers go beyond the #3 position, the level of seriousness generally increases. Traffic on the other hand decreases. But, with the amount of sales that the site generates, it is able to generate a higher ROI.

The clear winner from a serious buyer will be the company/site that has good sales approach, quality product/service, and offers good value to the customer. i.e. if a searcher knocks almost all the companies/sites in the top 10 list, then there is no competitive advantage of being the #1 ranking site.

Decreased Reputation at Increased Level

So, you are thinking about decreasing cost and increasing ROI, by not being philanthropic and being selective on who you reply to and not? Then, be ready to face the invisible wrath. When you don’t reply a customer, it has some ripple affect. Some of the affects are:

  • You throw away the customer and give him/her away to your competitors by your own hand
  • You create a perception about yourself and your brand, that you are not serious about sales
  • The negative perception of un-attended customers spreads to other potential customers and starts to ruin your brand and reputation
  • If the traffic is high, then this will happen quite frequently and you may one day find someone blogging negatively about your site.

No Advantage for being the First Shop in a Mall

Think of a real life example of a shopping mall where you can buy similar products. You try to see all the offers, products, features, and prices at all possible outlets. You make the final decision based on the outlet that offers you the best value. However, there is really no advantage to be the first outlet seen.

The Disclaimer

The #1 position for your main keyword is highly desirable, if you can bear the expense. Moreover, it also helps to gain strong reputation. So, I am not discouraging your SEO effort to get #1 position in search engine. Again, if you don’t have top 10 rankings for your important keywords, then you have no chance in getting leads.

I am again not encouraging you to obtain ranks beyond the top 10 positions. It is really hard to find so serious customers that go beyond top 10 results. Only people that are data-mining typically do that, who may never be your customer.

However, if you are a mom & pop company and striving to make maximum profit with less cost, then you can use this mindset to stay happy with little. But, if you are a big company, then go for the #1 ranking, which you truly deserve.

©  of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: Why the #1 Position in Google and Other Search Engines Sucks


          Google Penguin Recovery Tips by Barry Schwartz and Others and My 2 Cents   

Compiling all the suggestions presented by experts in last few days, Barry Schwartz   wrote some of his tips for recovery for the recent Penguin Update by Google. This blog post an elaboration of the tips he place of his blog.

The Penguin Penalty Update was made to attack bad sites and level the gaming field for web spams. This is not actually another version of Panda Update. Because Panda is not actually a spam filter, it is rather a priority inbox :-) i.e. Panda was introduced to like better contents, not hate bad contents.

Google Penguin Recovery Tips by Barry Schwartz and My 2 Cents

Image Courtesy: Dave Naylor

Let me start by describing some of the tips by Barry.

De-Optimize the Web Site

Just put only 8 (max 10) keywords in Meta Tags. Google has mentioned several times that they don’t use Meta Keywords for ranking. But, after the Penguine update, they are saying that they are now using it to hunt you down. So, it is about time you stopped stuffing your keyword meta tags with keywords.

I usually tell people to optimize site for only one keyword. And use multiple deeper pages for longer tail keywords or keyword variations. But, it is ok to optimize a page for 3 keywords. I know, I said 5 keywords few years back. But, things are getting pretty competitive, now-a-days.

I know many people that are still obsessed with keyword density. If you still are, then you are still in old school. Reanalyze your keyword density and try to reduce the keyword density of any page, if it is more than 5%. But, 2012 is the year of thick contents. i.e. quality 500+ words articles perform better than others. So, you can guess that even 5% would be more. Usually try to keep the keyword mentions right, i.e. not more than 5 times in the page. Do not manually or automatically count the keyword density percentage.

Try avoiding keyword stuffing in Page Titles. It is actually useless. Doing such things are also over optimization. Page Title is the major place to put your important keywords. But, the keywords that are available at the end, have no power. The influence is algorithmically discarded, but since Google is punishing you to have keyword stuffing in meta data, it can also be true for keyword stuffing in page titles as well.

Another place for keyword stuffing are the URLs. For Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs, make sure they are also not stuffed with keywords. So, de-optimizing your site is more about re-optimizing your site so that keyword stuffing is taken down to a tolerable and natural level.

According to the article by Google on the Penguin Update, there are really some hints about what you should do for de-optimizing your site. Other than Keyword Stuffing, Google also mentions other aspects that they are also looking into:

Outgoing links are completely unrelated

This means that you should be careful in what anchor text you use and which site you link to. I don’t think that the anchor text is much of a problem, but try to link to relevant site from your article. Even LSI keywords are also relevant. Try to link to the sites that talk about relevant stiffs.

Page text has been “spun” beyond recognition

I searched for the keyword “spin”, “spinning”, and “spun”. Looks like Google Inside Search Blog has mentioned the overly popular term Content Spinning for the first time. Though some are based on guesstimation, but see this old video from SENuke to understand the level of intelligence that Google uses for identifying near duplicate and spun contents.

Increase Quality Links to Pages

I get many questions from people asking me what is quality links. Well, this should not be answered from the perspective of an SEO professional, rather from the perspective of Google. A Quality Link is voluntary in nature and is provided naturally (or organically) to your site from relevant pages. A Quality Link is always a free and enthusiastic link and not influenced by money or any other benefit.

If you have been doing link building from high PR but irrelevant pages just to increase the Page Rank, then you might be a Prime Prey for Penguin Penalty. It is pretty easy to suggest you to remove the bad quality links, but I know how hard it is. If you have already purchased links, try to find highly relevant pages on their site and try to get links from those relevant pages. If you are out of luck in finding relevant links, then propose them to create some relevant pages and have them linked from their high PR pages and get a level deep link, but from highly relevant one.

In future, make quality contents, so that they are either newsworthy or share-worthy. Actually social media marketing plays a great role in having your contents found now-a-days. And getting mentions is secondary. e.g. I found Barry’s article in Facebook and now giving link love to his blog with very relevant page title. I am not boasting, but this is indeed a quality link to Barry’s article.

You can also try to use link baiting technique on related topics to your business. e.g. if you sell Diamond Rings, you can start celebrity gossips around Diamond Rings. Or talk about most controversial story in your industry. Another good way to get quality links is by providing  a news faster than CNN, BBC, Reuters. The first provider of a breaking news always gets link love.

Make Sure Link Anchor Text is More Natural

Anchor text has been the driving force in passing relevance to a site. But, in recent years, exact match keywords in Anchor Text is thought to be manipulative. If you evaluate the anchor texts of voluntary links, then you might find that most of them are not using exact match keywords. So, it is high time to alternate your anchor texts from backlinks.

Those who were complaining about Penguin Penalty, most of them were complaining that the sites that were targeting less than 5 keywords were affected in some way. But, those who targeted more than 10 keywords, were in sound health. This is also an indication that anchor text alteration is crucial now.

It is ok to have exact match keywords in anchor text. But, try not to make it wide spread. It looks very much manipulative in the eye of Google. Always try to get links from relevant pages and don’t care about what your anchor texts says. Google also recently announced that they have turned off some classifier for anchor texts. Not sure which particular classifier they were talking about. But, you can help yourself in making the anchor texts look pretty natural.

Actually, Google Webmaster Tool does has this insight here (change yoursite.com with your site). If your anchor texts are natural, you should see varied keywords and many anchor texts listed in Google Webmaster. So, if you see limited number of anchor texts, then you have something to worry about.

Remove Links from Blogrolls

Actually the suggestion should be: Avoid Sitewide Links. Site-wide links does pass some page rank but in most cases, it may also link to you from irrelevant pages, which does not help you in ranking. In recent Penguin Penalty, sites having sidewide links have been affected. Sitewide links are actually indicative of link purchase.

Try to avoid getting sitewide links from other sites, unless the site has all article or contents related to the keywords you are targeting. However, for natural looking linking, always try to get links to deeper pages, instead of the homepage. If you are using topical satellite blog or topical spokes in link wheel, try to link to deeper pages as much as possible. By topical, I mean having separate blogs in specific topic, not diverse topics and building it as micro-authority in a relevant niche. 

If you are selling links from Blogrolls, then Google also tells you to use rel Nofollow tags on links. It is also a good idea to nofollow link to your homepage from spokes as well. But, favor only the deeper links.

Scale Back the Internal Link Anchor Text

Not sure what exactly Barry wanted to mean by this. But, in most cases, keywords in anchor text plays a great role in passing relevance to deeper pages. That’s why for sites in flash, footer links with relevant anchor texts plays a great role in making Google find the most relevant page for your keyword. However, there are people that over do it and try to get as many links possible without considering Content Siloing. Content Siloing through anchor texts in now more effective than just random internal links.

Exact Match Domains Hurt

In Penguin Penalty, many exact match domains have seen less traffic. Exact match domains have been a part of the manipulation process. But, I personally don’t think that Google would be hurting your site if you have built a good brand and authority around your keyword. If you don’t have a good brand or authority, then there is reason to make Google believe that you are manipulating Google. So, to get out of the penalty, you should build a good brand as well as authority around your site.

After the Penguin Update, I really don’t think, exact match domain are NO (totally zero value). There is still some value in it. It is just that, sites that does not have much authority, should not get the Google love for having exact match keyword name of the domain.

Practice Negative SEO

Recently, Google has sent mails to many webmasters through Google Webmaster that they have suspicious backlinks for their sites. This has led to the idea that you can make a site look suspicious in the eye of Google. May not be a good one, but this is also another idea to make your way to the top by hurting other competitors.

But, personally I think you would be wasting your time. Because, Google has been working with Google Bowling for long time. Google Bowling is the term where Google discards any back link influence, i.e. they become nofollow even if they are dofollow. Moreover, Bruce Clay in SEO FB Group suggested a nice option in Google Webmaster:

I am hopeful that there will be a WMT disavow option soon so that recipients can essentially “nofollow” a link from the receiving end.

And with the Penguin Update and the negative SEO fear, I also think Google should be serious about Google Bowling and you might see similar feature in Google Webmaster soon. So, all the time you spend on negative SEO will be waste of time.

Move Content to a New Domain

Well, I don’t think you need to do that. Actually, sub-domains are also ok for doing this. Google treat each subdomains as separate sites. And that’s how you see WordPress and Blogspot blogs multiple times in SERPs. But, this might also deprive you from age scores. I’d suggest you to build your site as authority. If you are determined, then fight it, not quite it. 

Build a Smaller Site with Very Few Pages

Not a good one and I really don’t support it as an option. Sites with fewer pages rose in rankings as other heavily optimized sites’ ranking dropped. But, sites with good authority still are standing strong. Having fewer pages does not help you grow authority. Moreover, it is like doing nothing for your site. Serious businesses prefer having more and more contents. That is how they reign by becoming authority in their industry.

Write Better Content

This is perhaps the most important piece of suggestion for both Panda and Penguin update. The better the content you have, the more the probability that others in the same industry will prefer you above your competitors. That will also help you build natural links.

Add More Social Elements, i.e. Google+ Sharing

Social SEO is real guys. You can not deny it. Many webmasters are running after only dofollow links. But, Social SEO made nofollow links worthwhile. And having only dofollow links also looks suspicious. But, to make proper balance of both nofollow and dofollow links, enabling social sharing is a good way.

Search Plus Your World was not only meant to make searches more meaning, but also to convert Google from a search engine to recomendation engine. If you asked someone, what is better than a search engine, then the obvious answer would be a freind or trusted person who knows about the keyword I am searching for. And Google always wanted to be that recommendation engine. And Google+ was not just meant for a social media, it has much wider purpose.

Social Signals from Facebook and Twitter is also important. Banded3 did a nice research and found that twitter mentions has great influence in rankings. If you are looking into the marketing in future, you should also invest much time in Social Media Marketing.

Site Audit to Determine Problem Areas

Whenever a new algorithm update happens, this is the first thing you should do. In perspective of the Penguin Update, the audits you should do are:

  • Various diagnostic reports in Google Webmaster Tools
  • Traffic analysis in your major web analytics app (Google Analytics)
  • Keyword ranking analysis for your important keywords
  • Competitor ranking and search engine performance analysis
  • Backlink popularity and quality analysis

Think More Long Term, Stop Taking Shortcuts

This has always been the last suggestion for every algorithm update. And Shortcuts were never an option in White Hat SEO. Every shortcuts are actually manipulating Google and Matt Cutts is also simultaneously taking actions against such short cuts.

Long term thinking also helps you to reduce the loss of effort you spent on your site. Moreover, the effort you put into the site steadily becomes an asset. Otherwise, the spammy links you made through money and effort are now a disposable expenses.

If I talk something about the future of SEO, then my opinion is that: SEO can not be done by agencies anymore in future. Though, it is still possible through agencies. But, people will need to build inhouse SEO team that understand the business well. SEO Agencies in recent times, need to have training centers or resources to train companies to market themselves. Or they can build specialization in specific areas. I already see this happening, because you can find Real Estate SEOs, Celebrity SEOs, Mortgage SEOs, etc. and in future you might see more product or service SEO specialization.

Moreover, Google is steadily transferring the power of SEO to individual level. I predicted this shift long ago in May of 2008 on my blog 13 Prophecies of Internet Marketing on Marketing Pilgrim (Prophecy #10: Personal Power to Influence Purchase will Increase). Some of the indications are shifting power of influence from forum to blogs, search plus your world, social signals, etc. Moreover, I strongly support AJ Kohn that Google will bring AuthorRank soon, which will revolutionize SEO to the next level and SEO will be more person oriented than website oriented.

So, it is not sites that can make another site rank well in future, it’ll be individuals or group of relevant individuals that can help a site or business rank well in search engines. So, SEOs in future will be great marketers like Oprah who’s endorsement is worth millions of dollars.

Additional Penguin Recovery Tips

Penguin has hit sites that were doing much spamming and building low quality links. While Panda hit mainly onpage factors, Penguin has targeted offpage factors. Many people already have mentioned some nice tips to recover from it. Some are:

Link Pruning

The term Link Pruning was initially invented by Bruce Clay, which is really the opposite of link building. It is the process to keep quality backlinks and delete the bad ones. The best tool that can give the the insight for quality links is Majestic SEO’s ACRank (replace yoursite.com with your site). See the video below to understand more about Link Pruning and also read the blog on Stone Temple. 

Create Microsites or Micro-Authorities

In a recent post in Microsite Masters, they have suggested using Microsites. Initially this has been a greyhat technique. But, personally I think that it can be a good option to Silo Contents from external sites.

I think microsite does not need to be outside your domain. it can be in subdomain. Specially after panda, subdomains have been good way to Silo Contents. If you target and promote keywords and services like: Web Design, Graphic Design, Web Development, etc. then you can use External Authority Content Siloing for each keyword. External Authority Content Siloing from authority sites will help you to become bigger authority. But, for that you need to create separate authorities. 

For commercial sites, there is really not much engagement. Rather, you can start the engagements on external educational and news sites or subdomain. I really don’t support having 20-50 blog for Graphic Design only. Just create one blog which you create as an authority (which is not really that easy). And another blog for Web Development and try promoting deeper pages of the bigger authority site instead of homepage. 

Affiliate Marketers actually do that for you and it is already happening. Large companies are already doing it. But, their microsites are really not that micro. The philosophy here would be External Authority Content Siloing and I think since Microsite has less reputation, “External Authority Content Siloing” would be the best word that I am trying to support.

Again, if I support that future of SEO will be more people oriented than website oriented, then if you can create a strong supporter for your domain from external domains, you can stay at top in future as well. So, try not to create crappy microsites, just create a strong supporter for you.

Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging is actually not a new concept. It has been around for long time, as Ann Smarty has been supporting it for long time. And when I am speaking about AuthorRank, guest blogging will be more prominent in future. Since you really can increase your AuthorRank even by blogging on other sites.

It’s pretty hard to get quality links. Again it is also hard for people to get quality contents for their blogs. This is the phenomenon where synergies can happen. While other blogs are looking for quality contents, you can jump in to provide that, even by buying quality articles. That’s why in recent future, I think the SEO industry will be seeking for quality contents than backlinks.

Update: In recent discussion between Matt Cutts and Danny Sullivan at SMX Seattle, Matt Cutts revealed that Google is coming up with new feature in Google Webmaster that will help Webmasters to disavow some bad links, which will eventually turn a dofollow link into nofollow. This mean that the suggestion for such feature by Bruce Clay in SEOFB Group is finally seeing life. And this will help webmasters to fight negative SEO better and also make link pruning more effective and easy. Here is the exact word for the news:

He also mentioned — and this will be good news to many search marketers — that Google is considering offering a tool that allows web masters to disavow certain links, but that may be months away if it happens.

Disclaimer

Google Penguin update is relatively new. The update went live at April 24, 2012 and this article was written a week later. So, most of the suggestions based on best guess and some of the strategies have not yet been tested. 

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          Archive.org's Wayback Machine - 5 Great Use of it in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)   

Recently, I’ve blogged about 5 Great Reasons Why Archive.org’s Wayback Machine is a Great SEO Tool in Blueliner Marketing blog.

5 Great Reasons Why Archive.org

Here are the higlights of the article:

  • You can use Archive.org’s Wayback Machine for SEO Diagnosis with WinMerge. The Wayback Machine gives you the historial site codes and WinMerge allows to to see the changes in codes.
  • Old links are good for SEO. If you want to age your current links, then the best place to find them is in the Wayback Machine.
  • If you want to troubleshoot all time links that are broken, you can use the Wayback Machine and Xenu’s Link Sleuth software to find them and then take measures for improving Usability as well as SEO.
  • Unique contents are the new King now. But, have you thought that you have created unique content earlier, and it is now residing in the Wayback Machine repository? Use them freely for inbound link building for your site. Use them as soon as possible, before the scrappers do.
  • For claiming copyright for your contents, you need a good evidence and the pages indexed in the Wayback Machine can ensure you exactly that.

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          301 Permanent Redirects for Old and Broken Links - SEO Strategy that Most Forget   

Sites evolve a lot after it has been created. Even if the contents and themes are same for the site, they throw away the old bottle and take on a new bottle. But, with the old bottle, sometime the webmasters don’t know that they are throwing away precious old wine of the link juice. Even, many SEO experts and webmasters forget what they are throwing away and go for short-term solutions.

Not all sites goes for CMS at first. The common evolution pattern is from Plain HTML site to Animated Flash site and then to Content Management System (CMS) site. For some sites, the evolution pattern can be quite complex. Each time while changing, most site owners and webmasters rarely bother about redirecting old links to the right and very relevant link or page. While doing that, they are harming the visitors, hence their business potential, and also the search engines.

SEO Perspective on 301 Permanent Redirects for Old Broken Links

301 Permanent Redirects and SEO Value Transfer

301 Permanent Redirects transfers almost all the SEO value of a site including: PageRank, Authority, Anchor Text and Relevance, etc. Since, Google rolled out the advice to use 301 redirects, there was a debate whether 301 permanent redirectlso transfer the relevance score in SEO. Matt Cutts in the following video has confirmed that Anchor Text does flow-through when you use 301 Permanent Redirects. Which does indicate that content or keyword relevance also passes through.

So, if a site has high PR inbound link to a page that is not on site or lands on 404 page, then the link juice and authority will be spilled and spoiled. Because, the Anchor Text and Relevance of the inbound Link page aka keyword stream flowing the link juice may not land on page that has that relevant keyword. And since the Google Bomb Update, incoming anchor texts coming to a page that does not have the keyword, has very little or no probability to rank well in Google.

301 permanent redirect does transfer SEO values to the landing page from the moved page. However, over time, Google also confirmed that 301 Permanent Redirect does not flow 100% link juice to your site. in March 2010, Matt Cutts of Google confirmed that Google does not transfer 100% of the SEO value. More story here: Google Confirms: 301 Redirects Result in PageRank Loss! 

However, in my experience, we have not seen much harm in the redirect of links within same site to redirect old and broken links. So within a site, the relevance will flow perfectly. Moreover, it’s not just about SEO. Sometimes, many people bookmark you page and would want to come back to your site. So, in terms of usability, you loose potential future visitor who already has attained information about you.

But, does 301 Redirects Transfer Age?

The question whether 301 Permanent Redirects transfer age of the domain or page is a debated issue. But, there is absolutely no harm in 301 redirecting your old links to the relevant new links (with the same keyword). If your old link on the site is broken, then you are bleeding the precious link juice out of your site :-o

It is evident that to permanent redirect of old links using 301 Permanent Redirects to the relevant page in your existing site and new domain is one of the best practices in SEO. Because, many inbound links may be out there that are linking to your specific page using specific anchor text that is passing relevance to your site, not just Page Rank. So to feed both the visitors and search engines with exactly relevant information (not a 404 page), 301 permanent redirect is the best thing you can do.

WHAT TO DO THEN?

Now that you know redirecting the old links and broken links to relevant page is very important in terms of SEO. What should you do now?

Find Old Links and Anchor Texts

First you have to find the old links withing your site to transfer the relevance graph to the new site structure. If you were the site owner, you may know that after a hard guessing. But, if it is the site of your client, then any guess work will not work. The best way to find the old links on your site is Archive.org.

From Archive.org, you have to collect links from all available chronological versions of the site. You can use HTTack Website Copier to locally cache and create a list of URLs on the old version of the site. You also need to store the Anchor Texts used for the link, so that you can find relevant current page to redirect to.

Find Inbound Links to Your Site

If you don’t care about what others have bookmarked, and only want to concentrate on SEO value. Then you need to collect all the inbound link statistics along with the anchor texts. But, sometimes anchor texts does not say relevant content on the page that links to you. In that case, you need to collect specific keyword for the respective inbound link, so that you can find the relevant page or URL on the current site. 

Identify Broken Links

Once you collect all the old links, you have to verify if the link is broken. Xenu’s Link Sleuth can help you in automatically identify broken links from a link list in txt file. However, while working 404 pages, you will get wrong results. Because, when you have active 404 page, Xenu will show 200 OK Status. So, it would be wise to turn off the 404 pages for the time being. However, there are many software that can help you identify broken links.

Identify the Relevant Current Page

Once you have the list of old and broken links, Google the keyword in the braces: [“Anchor Text of the Broken Link” site:mysite.com]. The first result you see other than the homepage in Google search, is the most relevant current page in the eye of Google. Create the link graph using excel sheet or any file format you prefer. Once you get the relevant current page, then you are ready to redirect.

301 Permanent Redirect Using .htaccess

For 301 permanent redirects, you need to manipulate the .htaccess file in your root folder of your site. Tony Spencer over SEOBook.com provides a good article on how you can do it, once you have the list of old links and the corresponding new links.

Prepare for the Future

So the next time you plan to upgrade your site, it is wise to have a back up of your current link structure along with the old ones. So, when your site takes on new links, you can easily create 301 permanent redirect for the current links to the relevant future site.

The 301 Twist

Some SEOs believe that old links are stronger in getting ranks than newer links, if the content freshness is periodically maintained. So, you can switch the previous method and use the old link as the current link and permanently (301) redirect the current link to the old link.

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          Should SEO and PPC Marry Each Other, Date or Just Stay Single?   

SEO or Organic Search Marketing and PPC or Paid Search Marketing/Advertisement, both have same goal to get your site found through keyword search in varios search engines. So, is the goal so common that they should get married? Or should SEO and PPC date, or just stay single?

Should SEO and PPC Marry Each Other, Date or Just Stay Single?

What if SEO and PPC Get Married?

Let’s define marriage first:

Marriage is about mutual understanding and about the economy of utilizing the limited combined resources in an efficient way for better life, if not, better future.

Well, that’s not a perfect one, but in Economics, it should sound like that. If I translate that for corporate language than it would be this:

Mutual Understanding between SEO & PPC

If SEO and PPC are operating differently, then they are learning in different ways. This can mean doing the same homework over and over again. Not doing the homework separately is very healthy for the economy. That’s why we see the giant companies acquiring (or marrying) the small companies. So that, the homework is not done again in the same economy. Even though, the giants have the setup to do it all over again. But, that’s bad for the industry. You are increasing the competition without adding any value to the economy.

So, whoever the husband between SEO or PPC is, both of their understanding can help each other greatly. PPC can use the learning from SEO and vice versa to reduce marketing cost and increase ROI. Isn’t that what the companies and advertisers are looking for? With mutual understanding, they can mutually reduce their homework and add value to the economy.

Utilizing Combined Resources

Before marriage, you probably have been using a small blender for milk shake that served your single user need. But, after marriage you can afford a better blender, which costs less than 2 blenders alone. i.e. you can also cut the capital investment and cost if you have SEO and PPC together. Moreover, they also can interchange their duties to perform other important tasks for the growth of your business.

Utilizing Limited Resources

You definitely have a budget for your marketing, from which you can’t go beyond. So, you should economize on getting more sales with less money. Since you are in fixed budget for SEO, you can cutout the variable budget for PPC, when you have competitive advantage in organic results for a specific keyword. So, for PPC you can only explore the markets, where you don’t have competitive advantage on. That’s should make the great use of your limited budget. So, managing these in separate units would mean extra cost for you, since there wouldn’t be any synchronization between these two units.

Utilizing Resources in an Efficient Way

When you have total understanding of your Search Marketing, you can have the flexibility to implement your strategy and set the players in the field. Thereby, you can play a good and strategic game utilizing every resource efficiently. Moreover, you can also reduce waste or spillover, which is a major factor in reducing cost and maximizing profit.

Enjoying a Better Life

Companies can gain greater ROI from the marriage and the management can also get all the information for their strategy from one source. So, that’ll make life easier and comfortable. It is obvious that combined SEO and PPC saves money for you. In return, you get greater ROI.

For a Better Future

In harsh situations, when comfortable life can’t be ensured, marriages are made in the intention to have better future. Investments are also like marriages craving for better future. Getting the reward right away isn’t possible. Combined investment in SEO and PPC can mean quicker break even. Moreover, as resources are utilized efficiently, the chance of having better life is quicker than having them separated.

What are alternatives if they can’t marry each other?

Date Each Other?

Now, if it happens that SEO and PPC can’t marry, then they can go out on dates from time to time to share things together. Even if they are separate, they should share each other’s learning from time to time by synchronizing each other and go toward a mutual understanding.

That way, some cost for advertising and marketing can be reduced by removing ad spending away from PPC, when SEO has organically reached its goal for a specific keyword. However, it can be more time consuming if you are to synchronize learning within these units.

Be Neighbors?

If they don’t synchronize, then the best way to learn from each other is by staying in the same premises and experiencing social and corporate activities together. That also can expand their learning. This can also mean hiring same internet marketing agency with separate units running campaigns with separate PMs.

What happens if SEO and PPC are Single?

SEO and PPC in the isolated island may mean loss in terms of the many benefits I mentioned above. But, not always their marriage is necessary. Their marriage can encourage cost reduction. But sometimes for the sake of online branding and converting visitors into sales takes more than just strict control of organic search marketing and paid search advertisement.

In the sales funnel, from visitors to sales, the communication and information feeding should be made several times before the purchase. So, limiting your doorways for the visitors to your business can harm you, if you are planning to sale big.

In case of online sales funnel, remember that:

  • Not all search engine visitors are your customers,
  • All those that find you when searching may not be your customer,
  • All the people that return to your site, doesn’t mean that they will make an inquiry,
  • All the people that makes an inquiry about your product or services, doesn’t mean that they will purchase your product.

So, in all stages of the sales funnel, there should be multiple ways for the visitor to get information about your company or product. If you have done SEO and simultaneously running PPC for content network (AdWords for AdSense), the chances are, when the visitor is reading something related, s/he might come back to your site.

Otherwise, after going a long way, the visitor might buy from the last good outlet s/he could remember, even though you were in top of the search (SEO efficient) when s/he found you earlier.

This happens to us always, when we go to a special product mall. Everyone visits the front stalls, but you happen to buy from a stall inside the mall. There is almost no extra competitive advantage for being the front stall (SEO effecient), when you have product that visitors always move around to find a good bargain. Getting these temporarily lost customers back to your site for sale is called retargeting. So, for retargeting, you need to be more liberal on SEO and PPC.

Another fact is, the objectives of SEO and PPC is not same. Most of the time PPC concetrates on Conversion and SEO on Branding & Reputation Building. I said “most of the time”, not “always”. e.g. Most popular keywords may not convert well and will mean unnecessary PPC spending on visitors that are not in action mode to purchase. But, popular keywords are good for Branding and Branding is one of the major targets for SEO. This difference in objectives is a good reason to stay in separate units.

Confused about marriage of SEO & PPC?

Well, if you have a product that visitors doesn’t care much about going for a good burgain (usually for cheaper products), having SEO and minor PPC dating is sufficient. If you are a small company, then having SEO and PPC get married would be a right choice. If you want to sell big, then SEO and PPC should stay single.

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          Is SEO Expenditure an Expense or Asset? Or Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?   

Your website is your intellectual real estate. Even though, you bear annual variable cost of maintaining the site, the cost never can be labeled as expense. After finishing your site, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) to market your site, are they expense or adding value to your website? Let’s start with some definition:

Expense in terms of asset: The portion of the asset given away as variable cost for specific utility that has no reusability and to get the same utility, you have to pay again. e.g. advertising cost.

Asset in terms of expenditure: The expenditure invested as fixed cost for specific utility that has reusability. So with the investment, you get the same utility for a certain period of time. Please note that all assets are perishable, except for real estates. e.g. your computer is an asset not expenditure, but if you rent it, then it is expense.

Is SEO Expenditure an Expense or Asset? Or Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?

The accounting formula

Asset = Liability + Equity

i.e. Equity = Asset - Liability

In another analogy, Profitability = Capital – Expense

According to this formula, you can get more profit by decreasing expenditure or increasing capital. So, the more you add value to Capital, the more the profitability, even if you have to spend some expense to increase it. e.g. when you buy an asset, it does not get accounted into expense, rather into Asset or Capital.

Now, in terms of gaining profitability, how should the expenditure on SEO be labeled? As “Capital” or “Expense”? If it is a Capital Investment, then it will increase profitability, otherwise if expense, it will decrease your profitability.

Now, investment in SEO an expense or asset? 

In cost type analogy Profit = Fixed Asset - Variable Expense

Remember that cost on capital is fixed in nature, but expense can be variable. In that sense, PPC is an expenditure for your marketing. It is instantly perishable and each time you have to buy advertisement to get customers to your site. PPC is also a variable cost. So, this affects the expense, not the asset.

But, SEO is not like that. Because, it is not intended for short term marketing. SEO has reusability and brings you customers even after the SEO is finished. SEO expenditure has no attribute to be labeled as variable cost. Once you have done SEO on your site, you have added more value to your site, which in turn can have resale value. It’s not just $10 site anymore (the dollar amount you used for purchasing the domain).

So, SEO expense is a capital expenditure which increases your asset and should never be treated as expense that makes your site a marketing machine. 

Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?

We have tried to convince some customers that SEO doesn’t affect your profitability. Because, it becomes your asset. And asset is not expenditure that would negatively influence your profitability. The perishable behavior of SEO, may make it seem like expense. But, all assets are perishable. And we own a lot of short timed assets. So, if SEO expenditure is an asset, then you are increasing investment, not giving away money.

Can Advertising Convert into Asset?

Goodwill is something that has economic value. So, it is an asset. And achieving this involves much cost on marketing and advertising. Without marketing and advertising good will never can be achieved. If you consider long term affects, then advertising can also be converted into assets.

So, the next time you spend money on SEO and advertisement (for good will) in an effective way, don’t worry about the profitability of your company, brand or site.

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          SEO Click-through Rate (CTR) Influence Ranking in Google, What to do now?   

Which CTR Counts in SEO?

Click-through Rate or CTR is a popular term for PPC. But, here we are talking about SEO CTR, not the CTR related to PPC. And yes, SEO CTR now counts and has been confirmed by many experts that it does influence Google Rankings. In SES 2011 @ London many experts has confirmed that it does influence your ranking. 

What is Clickthrough Rate (CTR)?

CTR = Number of Clicks / Number of Impression

This usually tells you what percentage of impression that makes an actual click. For PPC, CTR is a great measure for you to understand how well the ad is. For SEO, this also can tell how well the content is in the perspective of the keyword searched in Google. 

Is it Possible to Know the CTR for SEO?

For SEO, evaluating CTR was tough. However, Google Webmaster now provides this insight, which can also help you understand how you can improve your SEO. This is an earlier step, before the clicks get stored in your web analytics application.

SEO CTR in Google Webmaster Tools

Take a look at the new feature by Google Webmaster from where you can find the SEO CTR for your site for individual keywords.

What Would be the SEO CTR?

The SEO impression is how many times your site get ranked in Google SERP. Even if no one clicks your site, you will get a impression count, when someone searches for any keyword that you rank for. And based on the clicks and this impression, you can get SEO CTR.

Calculating SEO Click-through Rate (CTR)

e.g. Your site ranks 5th for the keyword SEO PPC SMM. Searchers made about 200 searches in a day for that keyword. So, you will get 200 impressions as the 5th site every time. But, only 20 people among the searchers actually clicked your site. So, your SEO CTR would be 20 clicks out of 200 searches or impression, i.e. 10% is your SEO CTR. Good news is that Google Webmaster does show you the SEO CTR to you:

SEO CTR in Google Webmaster

Why SEO CTR is Important?

Searcher or User Vote

Pagerank and inbound links are external vote for your site. But, Google also needs to evaluate the user or searcher vote for a content. So, if you have quality external votes and also get many searcher votes, Google may like you a lot for the keyword.

Google’s Perspective

If Google sees that a site is less clicked from 1st page of search result (SERP), while another good page in 2nd SERP is getting good amount of clicks. Then Google has every reason to believe that the page in 2nd SERP is more meaningful for this search query.

Evaluating Search Intent

Google has been heavily emphacizing on Personalized Search for few years. One of the thing they lacked, was to analyze the search intent of the searchers. The CTR can also be used to analyze the search intent of the user. But, my assumption for using CTR for search intent is not something that is prevailing now, may be in future. CTR has been applied by Google to not only rank the pages, but also to understand the search intent of the searchers.

Why Many People Did not Realize it?

I guess no one realized it since, Google may not be emphacizing heavily on this signal. Moreover, the searchers’ behavior stayed the same for clicking more on top 1-5 and less on top 5-10 search results. So, the external links’ vote is still prominently responsible for getting your site ranked. And very less people go to the 2nd or 3rd page of SERP. But, low quality and irrelevant Page Title can wipe out your site from 1st page of SERP and place you in the back seat.

What to do for Getting High CTR for Your Keyword?

Character Limit

Place the most important message including the keyword on your Page Title in the first 65 characters, anything beyond that will be replaced by 3 dots (…) and the searchers will not be able to see them.

Keyword Prominence

Keyword Prominence (i.e. how close the keyword is on the Page Title) is an important factor for SEO. So, try to complete the whole message in first few words; don’t just push the main keywords back to the end. e.g. title like “A Comprehensive List of Tips and Tricks for SEO” can be “SEO Tips and Tricks - A Comprehensive List”. This way, by reading first few words, people will know what the link is about.

Using ASCII Art

To increase the CTR, you can use ASCII Art (e.g. ::-::-:: Link Title ::-::-::) on Page Title to attract more attraction. However, this is not encouraged, since absurd use can lead to spammy looking titles. If you ask my opinion, ASCII Art does attract my attention, but I’d also evaluate the relevance of a search result aka page. So, be careful in using it.

Category and Brand Keywords

You might have other noises in the Page Title, like category keywords or brand/site name. Try to push them at the end of the Page Title or beyond 65 characters. Don’t bother about the brand keywords, if you have the keyword on your domain name. Moreover, for having multiple pages of the same category, the category page might also get some boost.

Keyword Usage Limit

Previously, I used to suggest people not to target more than 5 keywords for a page. But, to gain high CTR, I’d advise you not to target more than 1 keyword for a specific page. Why? If you want to keep Category Keyword and Brand or Site Name Keyword in the Page Title, then 1 keyword is your maximum limit.

Human-friendly Optimization

You have to frame the Page Title within first 65 characters and choose the best title that can create a spark of attention in the searchers. Apply the Human-friendly Optimization of Page Titles. e.g. many SEO software will tell you not to use any stop words. But, can you really make a good Page Title without using stopwords?

Short Page Titles

Long Page Title does not influence CTR, since Google does not show the keywords that are used further at the end. But, also make sure that you don’t have a short Page Titles.

Link Baiting Strategies for Increasing CTR

All the Page Title developing strategies of Viral Marketing and Link Baiting also apply for choosing the best Page Title, so feel free to Google around for “titling strategy for link bait and viral marketing” for more tips to increase CTR.

Keyword in URL

The Page Title is the most prominent thing that attracts most searchers. But, keyword in URL also is bold in green. So, that also can attract the attention of the searcher and create more relevance value in the relevance analysis in the searcher’s mind.

Keyword in Meta Description and Body Contents

Keyword in Meta Description and Body Contents is also very important in creating more relevance value in the relevance analysis in the searcher’s mind. It creates the text chunk, which is called snippet below the page title in SERP. This part becomes useful to searcher, when they think all the page titles in the SERP are relevant. So, in those cases, this can give you some competitive advantage.

Place the keywords in the body content with more relevant information. That way, when the adjacent relevant information will create more relevance value in the relevance analysis in the searcher’s mind.

© of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: SEO Click-through Rate (CTR) Influence Ranking in Google, What to do now?


          Expandable Video Ads on YouTube and Vimeo - Innovative Web Advertisement   

Google has been experimenting Expandable Ads for a while. But, flash based Expandable ads is not something new. Back in 2005, I have seen many expandable ads in Yahoo homepage. In recent years, the peel off expandable ads at top right corner is currently quite popular. You can find similar expandable ad in Marketing Pilgrim site at the top-right corner.

Google Adwords also introduced Expandible ads back in 2009. Adsense users may have seen such ads. But with Youtube, the Expandable Video Ad is something new and quite innovative. 

Have a look at these videos by clicking the images (it might take time if you have slower connection):

Expandables (The Movie) Ad on YouTube

Expandables (The Movie) Ad

This video is an example of typical Expandable YouTube ad. The name of the movie is co-incidental :-)

A Hunter Shoots a Bear - Tipp-Ex Ad on YouTube

A Hunter Shoots a Bear

This is more interactive and connected with many other videos. The bear and the hunter also started their page in Facebook, which already gained many fans. 

The Desperados Experience

Youtube Expandable Video Ad - The Desperados experience

Like the hunter shoots a bear, this video also has many versions, which you can choose at the beginning. You actually can play around with the playbar in the video and make various actions suggested in the video. Moreover, the video is loaded with many social media call-to-actions in their flash interface.

Tostitos Lady - And Then There was Salsa Ad on Vimeo

Tostitos Restaurant Style Salsa

This is one of the cool and colorful Expandable Video Ad I have seen. But, this is not from Youtube, rather from Vimeo.

Expandable Video Ads are relatively new trend, but there are here to stay for long. In near future, we might also see expandable video ads in adwords.

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          North Dakota Industrial Commission Supports New Renewable Energy Projects   
By Industrial Commission of North Dakota
The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved $1,125,000 in research and development grants for three renewable energy projects. The projects involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota.
 
The Legislature established the renewable energy grant program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen.
 
In a joint statement, the Industrial Commission stated, “These projects continue the state’s research efforts to identify all the available energy sources that will move North Dakota’s economy forward. In addition to the research being done in North Dakota these projects will involve companies engaged in the state’s manufacturing sector.” The North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum, as chairman, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, oversees the Renewable Energy Program.
 
Projects include:
 
Portable Solar Array Modules
Packet Digital – Fargo
Total project costs: $1,000,000
Amount awarded: $500,000
 
The purpose of this project is to develop and commercialize transportable solar power generation modules capable of delivering up to 1 kilowatt for remote military installations, emergency shelters and camps, and a variety of commercial uses.  The project aims to eliminate the fuel requirement and noise associated with standard electromechanical power generation, as well as reducing the life cycle cost. Manufacturing will occur at Chiptronics in Dunseith. With this project, Packet Digital expects to add two to four jobs in the first year, increasing to 6-10 in the next few years. Chiptronics also expects to add four to five jobs to support the manufacturing. 
 
A Novel Approach to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Residential Homes
Terra Labs - Horace
Total project costs: $1,461,664
Amount awarded: $500,000
 
The purpose of this project is to develop a community heating and cooling system that utilizes geothermal energy and heat pumps to provide affordable and efficient energy for a residential community to be built in Horace.  The system will be owned by the city of Horace.  Cost savings will be realized through joint trenching with the water main along with shared heating and engineering design in the well field.
 
Solar Soaring Power Manager Phase III
Submitted by: Packet Digital – Fargo
Total project costs: $1,250,000
Amount awarded: $125,000
 
The overall goal of this project is to create a solar soaring power management system for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to initially double fly times and ultimately provide unlimited endurance powered by solar energy. Packet Digital is partnering with other North Dakota entities, including c2renew and Chiptronics, to develop the molds and materials needed for the manufacturing of the UAS in North Dakota. Packet Digital previously received $375,000 for this project. The award was increased by $125,000 from $375,000 to $500,000.
 

For more information on these projects or the program, contact Karlene Fine (701-328-3722) or Andrea Holl Pfennig (701-328-5300) or visit www.nd.gov/ndic/renew-infopage.htm.  

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          North Dakota Accepting Applications for Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today it is accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership through October 2017.
 
The program offers grants from the USDA to state-led efforts to test and evaluate innovative and comprehensive approaches to marketing higher biofuel blends, such as E15 and E85.
 
“North Dakota is a leader in the availability of blended fuels,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler said. “The award from the USDA helps North Dakota build on the successful efforts that began years ago in our state to encourage greater access to biofuels at the pump.”
 
The USDA effort is intended to drive innovative public-private partnerships to have more comprehensive approaches to marketing higher ethanol blends, with the federal funds used to support the infrastructure and state/private resources used for other elements.
 
In 2009, North Dakota initiated a statewide blended-fuel pump program that led to the installation of more than 200 pumps at 66 retail locations across the state. Over the life of the state’s program, the sale of ethanol-blended fuels increased 56 percent in North Dakota.
 
Additional information and details on the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Program is available at: http://www.communityservices.nd.gov/renewableenergyprograms/.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Tourism Ads Bring in $328.3 Million   
By The Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota Tourism advertising brought in $104 in non-resident spending for every $1 invested in 2016.

“This research answers the question — ‘Does marketing the state get results?’ And also shows the 2016 campaign has delivered a strong return on investment both by motivating new trips and visitor spending,” North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division Director Sara Otte Coleman said in a statement.

There was also $5.90 in taxes returned to the state for every $1 spent on paid media, according to results from the department’s Strategic Marketing and Research Insights study evaluating the effectiveness of the campaign.

Otte Coleman said the campaign featuring Josh Duhamel showcased a variety of amenities revolving around state history, outdoors and city attractions.

North Dakota invested $3.17 million in advertising to out-of-state markets in 2016, resulting in 354,000 non-resident trips and visitor spending of $328.3 million through incremental and repeat trips. Non-resident visitors contributed $18.7 million to North Dakota’s tax base. Tourism Department Spokeswoman Kim Schmidt said comparing return on investment with other state tourism efforts is tricky, as markets, advertising spending, campaign-timing and duration all differ.

But data from a 2015 Minnesota tourism study of the state’s Explore Minnesota campaign showed a return on investment of $75 in visitor spending and $7 in tax revenue for every $1 spent. The campaign brought in 3.2 million incremental trips that would not otherwise have taken place, resulting in a total of $337 million in incremental visitor spending and $31 million in state and local taxes. Minnesota spent $4.5 million on advertising.

A similar study of South Dakota’s 2016 Explore South Dakota campaign showed a return on investment of $51 in visitor spending and $4 in tax revenue per $1 spent on advertising. It also brought in 1.3 million incremental trips that would not otherwise have taken place, resulting in $166.7 million in incremental visitor spending and $11.9 million in state and local taxes. The state spent $3.2 million on advertising.

In 2015, Wyoming spent $5.8 million on tourism ads for a return of $202 for every $1 invested.

Tourism Ads Bring in $328.3 Million - The Bismarck Tribune

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          APUC Committed Awards Funding Totaling $191,553   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $191,553 at its quarterly meeting February 21 in Bismarck.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests were approved:
Grand Prairie Agriculture (Devils Lake) was awarded $45,460 to support initial project engineering to produce a farrow-to-wean sow farm, focusing on gilt production. The project will impact local farmers with another market for their products and provide another fertilizer source in the area. Contact Daniel Julson at (701) 640-2185.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Fargo) was awarded $93,318 to support preliminary engineering costs for a protein production facility to be located in North Dakota. Contact Mike Keller at (701) 551-2869.

Safflower Technologies International (Williston) was awarded $27,775 to complete a study for a specialty non-GMO oilseed processing facility with cold press or expeller press system technology for a range of oilseed processing and refining capabilities. Contact Michael Bergman at (517) 719-5418.

Black Leg Ranch (McKenzie) was awarded $25,000 to build an outdoor space and meeting area. This meeting space will overlook native grasslands and prairie flowers. Contact Jay Doan at (701) 673-3441.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NDAPUC . 

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          North Dakota Renewable Energy Program Accepting Applications   
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Industrial Commission is currently accepting applications through March 1 for the North Dakota Renewable Energy Program.

The program funds projects that involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota. Any project proposing education, research, development or marketing of renewable energy resources, materials or products is eligible.

To be considered, projects must:
• Demonstrate a high probability of advancing to a commercially viable stage supported by a road map to commercialization.
• Have significant involvement from a North Dakota private entity.
• Not be duplicative of other research or demonstration projects or technology

The Legislature established the program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen.

The North Dakota Renewable Energy Program is overseen by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

For more information on these projects or the program, contact Andrea Pfennig (701-426-5295) or Karlene Fine (701-328-3722) or visit: www.nd.gov/ndic/renew-infopage.htm.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $693,000   
By ND Commerce
Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for nine projects totaling $693,000 at its quarterly meeting February 21 in Bismarck.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:

Black Leg Ranch (McKenzie) is requesting $52,715 to build an outdoor patio and meeting area. This meeting space will overlook native grasslands and prairie flowers. Contact Jay Doan at (701) 673-3441.

Rolling Plains Adventures (Sterling) is requesting $28,074 to plant an integrated cover crop/food plot area. This cover crop/food plot will immediately enhance the wildlife population while also maintaining soil health. Contact Jeremy Doan at (701) 367-3737.

Vision West ND (Dickinson) is requesting $53,315 to conduct a feasibility study to determine the opportunities and interest in the region for a successful food hub. The study will focus on potential locations for distribution and identify organizational models for the food hubs. Contact Debra Nelson at (701) 483-2801.

Rural Economic Area Partnership Investment Fund (Dickinson) is requesting $91,350 to provide services to producers and growers for the sale of raw agricultural products including grapes, fruits, berries and vegetables to North Dakota wineries. The funds will also be used to create a website to sell local foods to wineries in North Dakota or other food markets. Contact Shirley Brentrup at (701) 483-1447.

Grand Prairie Agriculture (Devils Lake) is requesting $26,460 to support initial project engineering to produce a farrow-to-wean sow farm, focusing on gilt production. The project will impact local farmers with another market for their products and provide another fertilizer source in the area. Contact Daniel Julson at (701) 640-2185.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Fargo) is requesting $93,318 to support preliminary engineering costs for a protein production facility to be located in North Dakota. Contact Mike Keller at (701) 551-2869.

Red River BioRefinery (Grand Forks) is requesting $253,000 to complete the engineering phase for a fully integrated biorefinery, which will be one of the largest advanced ethanol producers in the U.S. Contact Keshav Rajpal at (608) 334-7240.

Safflower Technologies International (Williston) is requesting $27,775 to complete a study for a specialty non-GMO oilseed processing facility with cold press or expeller press system technology for a range of oilseed processing and refining capabilities. Contact Michael Bergman at (517) 719-5418.

Rapha Global Corporation (Tappen) is requesting $67,000 to market flax seed products and flax hull lignans (FHL). The company will focus their efforts on developing health products for protection from major diseases. Contact Lon Cummings at (320) 304-4350.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
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          North Dakota Renewable Energy Program Accepting Applications   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is currently accepting applications through February 1 for the North Dakota Renewable Energy Program.
 
The program funds projects that involve research, development, marketing and education of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota.
 
The Legislature established the program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen.
 
The North Dakota Renewable Energy Program is overseen by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.  
 
For more information on these projects or the program, contact Andrea Pfennig (701-426-5295).
 

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          Smart Move: Economic Development Group Encourages Young Professionals to Move to F-M Area   
Kyle Anderson was nervous about moving to Fargo just as his software startup PHR Plus was becoming established in Mesa, Ariz., but his wife, Meagen, had just received a dream job offer from Sanford Medical Center here.

The couple is originally from the area. Anderson is a native of Grygla, Minn., and a graduate of North Dakota State University. His wife's family is from Grafton, N.D. She also attended NDSU. They moved to Mesa when she was accepted into a physician's assistant program there.ADVERTISING"We thought we'd end up staying down there," Anderson said. "We loved the weather, obviously, and loved being there, but we felt it was a good time to get back. We have a couple of kids and missed this area."

His friend, Andrew Christensen, director of Fargo-based Arthur Ventures, suggested Anderson reach out to John Machacek, senior vice president of finance and entrepreneurial development with the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp., for help establishing PHR Plus here.

Machacek provided him with information about the North Dakota Development Fund and other local programs designed to help startups.

Anderson said Machacek's help made the decision to move a lot easier.

"They (the GFMEDC) don't just have a mission statement on their website," Anderson said. "They're actually executing what they're trying to accomplish. It was kind of a scary decision for me to uproot our company, but they really helped to alleviate my concerns."

A mission to 'grow and diversify'

The mission of the GFMEDC is to "grow and diversify the economies in Cass County, N.D., and Clay County, Minn., communities by attracting, retaining and expanding primary-sector businesses."

The organization is known for its efforts to attract new businesses to the area, Smart Move marketing and initiatives like the F-M Ambassador program. It's also responsible for the FM Welcome Parties where new residents can learn about what makes Fargo-Moorhead a great place to live.

What the economic development agency is probably less known for are the one-on-one behind-the-scenes interactions that occur every day.

For example, Machacek is also helping Andrew Scott and his wife, Alexis, move back to Fargo.

Scott, a native of West Fargo, was working for Goldman Sachs in New York City as its director of population health when he told his friend Greg Tehven he was interested in moving back.

Tehven, executive director and co-founder of Fargo-based Emerging Prairie, and Machacek shared Scott's resume with local employers. This led to Scott being hired as manager of Dakota Medical Foundation's new corporate wellness initiative.

Machacek has also been reaching out to organizations that may benefit from Alexis Scott's experience using her bilingual skills in social work settings.

He doesn't only devote his time to North Dakota and Minnesota natives. This fall, Machacek helped Callie Klinkmueller of Acton, Mass., find a job as the communications and program coordinator at NDSU's Research and Technology Park.

Klinkmueller, a graduate of High Point (N.C.) University, spent two summers in North Dakota as assistant volunteer coordinator for the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. When she wanted to stay in North Dakota permanently, her supervisor directed her to Tehven, who once again enlisted Machacek's help.

When she met Machacek for coffee, he invited her to attend that evening's Business After Hours chamber event with him. There, he spent two hours introducing her to people who helped her land a job at NDSU.

Workforce shortage

A workforce study conducted by TIP Strategies of Austin, Texas, in 2015 reported there were 6,700 open positions in Fargo-Moorhead and that a workforce shortage was likely to continue here over the next several years.

That's why it's important to be proactive in attracting people to live here, said Lisa Gulland Nelson, the GFMEDC's vice president of marketing and public relations.

She recently followed Machacek's example when she was impressed by several summer intern candidates. She was only able to hire one, so she asked others for permission to share their resumes with companies she thought would make a good fit.

It was something that required little time and effort. She hopes everyone will stop and think about how they can do something similar.

"We all have connections," she said. "We could all take the time to say, 'I'm going to devote 30 minutes to this person to see what they need and who I could connect them to.' "

Gulland Nelson said Fargo-Moorhead natives should also remember what makes this area so special: The economy is good. People have access to good schools and health care. The people are friendly.

"It's important to remember all the things we have to be proud of here," she said.

Smart Move: Economic Development Group Encourages Young Professionals to Move to F-M Area - InForum.com

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          North Dakota Department of Commerce Recognized as One of Best Places to Work   
The North Dakota Department of Commerce was recently selected as one of the runner-ups for the “Best Places to Work” by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network (NDYP). Commerce won the top honor in 2014.

 “It’s a great honor to have been recognized by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network,” Brianna Ludwig, Marketing Manager and Culture Club Chairperson for the North Dakota Department of Commerce said. “Our team thrives on challenges and is known for being innovative and exceeding expectations. All of our team members strive each and every day to make Commerce a better place to work.”  

Last month, CheatSheets.com selected the North Dakota Department of Commerce as the “Best Place to Work” in North Dakota. CheatSheets.com credits Commerce for having a workplace so committed to culture that it produces a “Culture Book,” which gives staff an inside look at perks like wellness programs, activities, and engagement-centered employee events. 

“We strive each and every day to make Commerce a better place to work and this award recognizes us as an employer of choice in North Dakota,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “We find reasons to have fun and laugh together while meeting deadlines, accomplishing goals and gaining results.”  

For more information about North Dakota Young Professionals please visit http://ndyp.net/best-place-awards/

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com

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          North Dakota Department of Commerce Selected as Best Place to Work in North Dakota   
By ND Commerce
CheatSheets.com has selected the North Dakota Department of Commerce as the “Best Place to Work” in North Dakota. The list and tip building site named the best places to work in every state, based on data from Fortune, Forbes, and Glassdoor. 

“To be selected nationally as a best company is a great honor,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “We find reasons to have fun and laugh together while meeting deadlines, accomplishing goals and gaining results. We strive each and every day to make Commerce a better place to work. This award helps continue to be an employer of choice in North Dakota.”  

CheatSheets.com credits Commerce for having a workplace so committed to culture that it produces a “Culture Book,” which gives staff an inside look at perks like wellness programs, wellness activities, and engagement-centered employee events. 

“We don’t use excuses about “working for the government” that stop us from striving to be the best,” Brianna Ludwig, Marketing Manager and Culture Club Chairperson for the North Dakota Department of Commerce said. “We’re innovative in our problem solving, we’re diligent in how we spend our resources, and we’ve found ways to provide a fun working environment for employees. From coffee with the Commissioner, costume contests, elaborately themed pot lucks and competitive fitness logs to transparency, teamwork and a unique goals system – Commerce offers the complete package for employees.” 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $523,339   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for five projects totaling $523,339 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests were awarded:
  • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $57,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
  • North American Green Pulp (Grand Forks) was awarded $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant. The group plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually. The plant will employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
  • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) was awarded $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
  • Section3Hops (Casselton) was awarded $40,000 to supply locally grown hops to craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299. 
  • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $535,702   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for six projects totaling $535,702 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:
  • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
  • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $42,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
  • North American Green Pulp Grand Forks Inc (NAGPGF) is requesting $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant in Grand Forks. NAGPGF plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually from 77,000 to 85,000 metric tons of wheat straw depends on the quality of the wheat straw. The plant will directly employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
  • Section3Hops (Casselton) is requesting $39,954 to supply locally grown hops to local craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299.
  • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) is requesting $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. This study will include an assessment of not only agriculture commodity production, but value added processing, farm input manufacturing, and commodity handling, merchandising and processing. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis of described in the project description. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
  • NDSU Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Fargo) is requesting $27,409 to identify and demonstrate potential industrial applications of cattails. Information collected will be used to develop bio-based products. The project is an integrated effort with Red River Basin Commission. Contact Amy Scott at (701) 231-8045.
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          2016 North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest Winners Selected   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
First Lady Betsy Dalrymple today recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions from the 13th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest in a ceremony in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol building.
 
Joining the First Lady in the presentation were North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) Executive Director Beth Gigante Klingenstein and AAA Senior Public Affairs Representative Gene LaDoucer.
 
The contrasting colors of “Watching the Sunset at Double Ditch” catches the attention of a viewer and encourages us all to take a moment to enjoy the beauty all around us, earning Nick Hornbacher the Best of Show and People category awards.
 
This year’s contest set a record with 1,382 photo entries and the most popular category was scenery.
 
“Today we celebrate the talents of our state’s amateur photographers, who uniquely capture the beauty and originality of North Dakota,” the First Lady said. “They experience first-hand the state’s legendary attractions and beautiful scenery awaiting our visitors.”
 
Photos were judged on originality, subject matter, visual appeal and ability to portray North Dakota as a legendary travel destination in the categories of adventure and recreation, places to visit, events, people, scenery and wildlife.
 
“Each year, we’re amazed by the beautiful photos North Dakota’s amateur photographers take and share for this contest. I thank them for sharing their talents with us,” Otte Coleman said.
The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest began as a collaborative program between the Governor’s Office and North Dakota Tourism and has grown to include AAA as a contest sponsor and the NDCA as a collaborative partner.
 
The 2016 winning photos will be on display during the months of October, November and December at the Capitol in the offices of Governor Jack Dalrymple, First Lady Betsy Dalrymple and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. This is part of a cooperative program between NDCA and the First Lady’s office. Canvas displays were printed and sponsored in part by Mathison’s.
“I am impressed with the creativity and the eye for beauty that is embraced by these North Dakota photographers,” said Klingenstein.  “The beauty of the human spirit and of our state are captured in these wonderful photographs.”
 
AAA, North America’s largest travel organization, will also display winning photos as part of its sponsorship.
 
“Not only do the state’s photographers do a great job of capturing inspiring images, they serve as ambassadors to the state,” LaDoucer said. “Who better to tell the story than those who are living it?”
 
This was the seventh year that photographers could submit photos online through image and video hosting site Flickr.
 
Top category photographers will receive a $200 cash prize for each winning photo and have their work featured in North Dakota Tourism’s marketing materials, along with even greater exposure through contest partner AAA. A Best of Show photo was selected from the winning photographs, and the photographer received an additional $300 cash prize and a free, one-year basic membership to AAA. Honorable mention winners will receive $50 and may also have their images featured in the state’s tourism marketing materials.
 
The North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest is held annually and is open to any North Dakota amateur   photographers. Next year’s contest will begin in May 2016. Winning photos can be seen on the North Dakota Tourism website: http://www.ndtourism.com/articles/2016-north-dakota-governors-photo-contest-winners-named
2016 Governor’s Photo Contest Winners (by category):
 
Best of Show
Winning Photographer: Nick Hornbacher, Bismarck
Winning photograph: “Watching the Sunset at Double Ditch”
 
Adventure and Recreation Category
Winning photographer: Aaron Kennedy, Grand Forks
Winning photograph: “A Cat Takes Flight”
Honorable Mention
Photographer: Katherine Plessner, Verona
“A Fine View”
 
Events Category
Winning photographer: Lacey Kaiser, Streeter
Winning photograph: “Circle ’Em Up”
 
People Category
Winning photographer: Nick Hornbacher, Bismarck
Winning photograph: “Watching the Sunset at Double Ditch”
Honorable Mentions
Photographer: Katy Vetter, Surrey
“Father Son Fishing”
 
Places to Visit Category
Winning photographer: Jeffery Smith, Bottineau
Winning photograph: “Mystical Horizons”
Honorable Mentions
Photographer: Clint Fleckenstein, Bismarck
“A Cow’s Eye View”
Photographer: Thomas W. Wirtz, Bismarck
“Old State Library”
 
Scenery category

Winning photographer: Karl Swenson, Kindred
Winning photograph: “Dark Sunset”
Honorable Mentions
Photographer: Crystal Ann (Swoll), Grand Forks
“Winter in Blue”
 
Wildlife Category
Winning photographer: Brad Starry, Fargo
Winning photograph: “Big Horn Gathering”
Honorable Mention
Photographer: Stephen McDonough, Bismarck
“Red Fox Kits”
 
Honorable Mention
Photographer: Thomas W. Wirtz, Bismarck
“Sharp-tailed Grouse”

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          Yes, You Can Totally use Beer, Coffee and Hemp for 3D Printing   
By CNN Money
Sure, 3D printing is cool, but a startup in Fargo, North Dakota, is taking it to the next level.

3DomFuel is recycling a collection of unusual products and turning them into material called filament that can be used for 3D printing.

"You can 3D print products made from beer, coffee and hemp," said 26-year-old John Schneider, cofounder and chief marketing officer of 3DomFuel, a maker of 3D print filament dubbed 3D-Fuel.

"The dominant material for 3D printing is still plastic for both desktop printing and commercial 3D printing," he said.

But Schneider and his business partner Jake Clark, 24, were itching to try something unique.

"It's already a pretty competitive market for plastic filaments," Schneider said. "We wanted to differentiate ourselves."

Their search for unconventional materials began in 2015.

"We found a local company that specialized in mixing agricultural waste with plastics to create new materials," he said. "It was doing this with coffee waste from local roasters and we decided to try it."

Although it took about a dozen tries before the process worked, the duo was pleased with the results. Not only was 3D-Fuel able to extrude the coffee-based raw material into filament, "it also smelled so good, like sweet latte," said Schneider.

Aesthetically, the coffee filament -- appropriately called "Wound up" -- offers more texture than plain white and off-white alternatives.

"The color of it is deep brown with varying shades of brown flecks in it," Schneider said.

What could you make with it?

"It's perfect for printing novelty items like coffee filter holders and sleeves for cups but not a coffee cup itself," he said. "It's still plastic material and not ideal for hot beverages."

Coffee was only the beginning: "It worked out so well for us that we wanted to try other intriguing materials," Schneider said.

Those included beer and hemp. The beer filament, called "Buzzed," is made using waste material from the malting process mixed with plastic. Meanwhile, the 3D hemp filament is called "Entwined" and includes byproduct from industrial hemp crops mixed with plastic.

"Many people have asked us if the beer filament smells like old beer. Luckily it doesn't," he said. "It's pleasant, like freshly-harvested barley."

The smell, however, evaporates once the printing is done. "It's the same thing with the coffee-based material," he said.

Currently, 30% of 3DomFuel's product mix includes filaments made from unusual materials. "We're already experimenting with more materials to grow our offerings of recycled filaments," he said.

Even though coffee, beer and hemp-based filaments cost about 60% to 80% more than the standard plastic filament (with an average price of $49.99 for a 500g spool), Schneider said demand has been robust.

"The word is spreading," he said. "We're seeing double-digit sales for these materials."

Schneider said customers are using Buzzed to 3D print custom beer tap handles, coasters and 6-pack holders, too.

"Folks from the hemp industry have reached out to us," he said. "They love seeing other innovative ways to use hemp."

Schneider hopes the recycled filaments can one day be embraced by larger industries such as medical and aerospace manufacturers.

The efforts could also help address a longstanding question around waste in the 3D-printing industry.

"We're often asked what we do with old materials and old prototypes," said Schneider. "Now, we can show consumers how we are using renewable resources to support sustainable manufacturing."

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $407,634   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $407,634 at its quarterly meeting July 18th in Medora.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests were awarded:
  • North Dakota Soybean Processors (Fargo) was awarded $103,000 to defray costs for preliminary engineering services for a soybean crush facility and refinery. Contact Darin Perius at (701) 541-0399.
  • Dakota Specialty Milling (Fargo) was awarded $82,300 to expand its domestic and international sales and marketing activities. Contact Bryan Hendricks at (701) 282-9656.
  • Spiritwood Ingredients LLC (Fergus Falls, MN) was awarded $52,500 to develop and construct a barley processing plant using five million bushels of high protein feed barley to produce high concentrate barley protein for use in the aquaculture (fish farming) industry. The remaining co-product will be used as feedstock for ethanol production. The project will be part of the Spiritwood Industrial Energy Park in North Dakota. Contact Todd Hylden at (218) 205-0545.
  • Keshav Rajpal (Grand Forks) was awarded $84,000 for the Red River BioRefinery’s engineering phase of their project for a fully integrated biorefinery, which will be one of the largest advanced ethanol producers in the U.S. and one of the lowest cost producers of both advanced and cellulosic ethanol. The biorefinery will transform low value agricultural byproducts to value added biofuels and other coproducts. Contact Keshav Rajpal at (608) 334-7240.
  • Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery (Dickinson) was awarded $59,584 to support a comprehensive marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and revenues and lean evaluation of production practices. Contact Deb Kinzel at (701) 483-2242.
  • The 2016 Agricultural Bio-Sciences International Conference (Fargo) was awarded $26,250 for marketing and educational efforts for the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, ND, September 18-21, 2016. The conference is a premier global meeting promoting innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed and fiber security. Contact the conference planning committee at (701) 237-4850.
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          APUC To Review Funding Requests Totaling $1,207,134   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for thirteen projects totaling $1,207,134 at its quarterly meeting July 18th in Medora.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

The following requests will be reviewed: 
  • Grand Forks Region EDC (Grand Forks) is requesting $32,382 to complete a market analysis for expanded transload services in the Grand Forks region. Contact Keith Lund at (701) 746-2722. 
  • North Dakota Soybean Processors (Fargo) is requesting $103,000 to defray costs for preliminary engineering services for a soybean crush facility and refinery. Contact Darin Perius at (701) 541-0399. 
  • Dakota Specialty Milling (Fargo) is requesting $203,000 to expand its domestic and international sales and marketing activities and engineering design work for a new 70,000 square foot food grade warehouse. Contact Bryan Hendricks at (701) 282-9656. 
  • New Energy Spirit Biomass Refinery LLC (Amherst, MA) is requesting $125,000 to develop and operate a commercial-scale refinery which would be a part of the Spiritwood Industrial Energy Park in North Dakota. The project's purpose is to convert local crop residues such as corn stover and wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol and solid lignin biofuel and to market these profitably. Contact Stephan Rogers at (413) 531-6884. 
  • Spiritwood Ingredients LLC (Fergus Falls, MN) is requesting $52,500 to develop and construct a barley processing plant using five million bushels of high protein feed barley to produce high concentrate barley protein for use in the aquaculture (fish farming) industry. The remaining co-product will be used as feedstock for ethanol production. The project will be part of the Spiritwood Industrial Energy Park in North Dakota. Contact Todd Hylden at (218) 205-0545. 
  • Keshav Rajpal (Grand Forks) is requesting $253,000 for the Red River BioRefinery’s engineering phase of their project for a fully integrated biorefinery, which will be one of the largest advanced ethanol producers in the U.S. and one of the lowest cost producers of both advanced and cellulosic ethanol. The biorefinery will transform low value agricultural byproducts to value added biofuels and other coproducts. Contact Keshav Rajpal at (608) 334-7240. 
  • Crunchfuls North Dakota (Mountain View, CA) is requesting $93,000 to bring the healthy benefits of ND beans to schools in a convenient daily ready-to-eat bean bar and bean bites, branded as Sure Snack which is compliant with School Nutrition’s USDA. The project will focus on product sampling and product presentations with school food service directors toward securing their interest and partnership for launch in schools starting with North Dakota and expanding nationwide. Contact Stephanie Hoffart at (701) 852-1075. 
  • Dakota Pride Cooperative (Jamestown) is requesting $34,262 to support business expansion efforts and partner with a producer for the marketing of a newly developed hard spring wheat variety. Contact Travis Bruner at (701) 626-2070. 
  • Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery (Dickinson) is requesting $91,987 to support a comprehensive marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and revenues; lean evaluation of production practices; and to build a greenhouse to be used to expand the growing season. Contact Deb Kinzel at (701) 483-2242. 
  • Intelligent Malt, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $153,000 to produce a prototype barley malting unit that will be paired with a novel cloud based marketplace to directly connect producers to consumers. The purpose of this project is to meet the growing demand for craft malted barley in the craft beverage sector. Contact Katrina Christiansen at (515) 451-0859. 
  • Section 3 Hops (Casselton) is requesting $14,279 to begin its initial planting and preparation phase for one acre of hops located in the Wheatland North Dakota area. Section 3 Hops hopes to grow local product which can be utilized in the local craft beers within the Fargo-Moorhead area as well as regionally, with plans to partner with breweries in neighboring states, such as South Dakota and Minnesota. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299. 
  • NDSU Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Fargo) is requesting $25,473 to evaluate harvesting and application of cattails, a perennial herbaceous plant found in North Dakota, and to demonstrate their potential industrial applications as potential cellulosic raw material. Contact Amy Scott at (701) 231-8045. 
  • The 2016 Agricultural Bio-Sciences International Conference (Fargo) is requesting $26,250 for marketing and educational efforts for the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, ND, September 18-21, 2016. The conference is a premier global meeting promoting innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed and fiber security. Contact Roger Reierson at (701) 237-4850. 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.                                               

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $440,194   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for nine projects totaling $440,194 at its quarterly meeting May 18-19th in Harvey.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

The following requests were awarded:  
  • Lana Maychrzak (Sentinel Butte) was awarded $29,925 to expand the Van Daele Guest Ranch by updating guest lodges, a shower house and renovation of existing common area. Contact Lana Maychrzak at (701) 872-2060. 
  • Dakota Carriage Company (Davenport) was awarded $26,250 to add a new facility designed to expand agricultural education and space for food options. Contact Sari Kraft at (701) 347-4069. 
  • Travis Schweitzer (Moffit) was awarded $26,250 to build an on-farm, state inspected slaughter and processing plant capable of processing roughly 12 head per week with a focus on beef, bison, pork and lamb. Contact Travis Schweitzer at (701) 220-1508. 
  • John Schneider (Fargo) was awarded $10,894 to support 3DomFuel’s development of a new line of natural long fiber (i.e. flax and hemp) FDM filament. Contact John Schneider at (320) 287-0840. 
  • Harvest Profit (Fargo) was awarded $13,125 for additional software development and market assessment in support of a suite of software tools which allow farmers to track field-by-field profitability, expenses, plans and analysis. Contact Nick Horob at (701) 361-7070. 
  • Richland IFC (Dwight) was awarded $78,000 to work with the Northern Crops Institute to research how corn flours and grits are made and applied to final food products. Contact Dominique Schuler at (701) 403-5230. 
  • Anchor Ingredients (Fargo) was awarded $90,500 to expand the market for organic and conventional commodities of North Dakota grown and processed grains. They plan to participate in trade shows to connect with potential customers and create brand recognition. Contact Seth Novak at (701) 499-1480. 
  • Dick Wagoner (Hannaford) was awarded $47,250 to develop brand identity and promotional material for marketing, product development and advertising of Miller Ultimate Feeds. Contact Dick Wagoner at (701) 769-2154. 
  • Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (Wahpeton) was awarded $118,000 to support the marketing and utilization of a new soil amendment product created during the processing of sugar beets for crop farmers. Contact Nancy Wulfekuhle at (701) 671-1322.
 APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          Development Fund Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,510,000   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for four projects totaling $1,510,000 at its monthly board meeting held in April. 

The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies. 

The following requests were funded: 
  • Gates Manufacturing, Inc., (Lansford) received a renewal of its $500,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Gates Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures light and heavy harrows and other tillage equipment for the agricultural industry. 
  • Buzz360, LLC, (Fargo) was awarded an $160,000 multiple advance loan to finance the company’s working capital needs. Buzz360, LLC is an online marketing automation platform company. The company offers social and automated marketing tools, plus the best of customer relationship management, to give large firms that serve or market through small businesses a powerful solution for their customer community. 
  • Earth-Kind, Inc. (Bismarck) received a renewal of its $600,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Earth-Kind is a developer, designer, and bio-manufacturing pioneer in natural alternatives to protect households everywhere from pests and odors and sells to national retailers such as Lowe’s, Target, Ace Hardware and Tractor Supply. 
  • Buffalo City Wood Products, Inc, (Jamestown) received a renewal of its $250,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Their primary product is the “Dakota Cabin” which is available in about 20 different models. The company has also produced a dormitory unit for oil workers in Western North Dakota. 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $1,171,310   

Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for fifteen projects totaling $1,171,310 at its quarterly meeting May 18-19th in Harvey.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:

Lana Maychrzak (Sentinel Butte) is requesting $89,000 to expand the Van Daele Guest Ranch by updating guest lodges, the shower house and renovation of existing common area structure. Contact Lana Maychrzak at (701) 872-2060.

Dakota Carriage Company (Davenport) is requesting $26,250 to expand their services by adding a new facility to expand agricultural education and additional space for food options. Contact Sari Kraft at (701) 347-4069.

Travis Schweitzer (Moffit) is requesting $26,250 to build an on-farm, state inspected slaughter and processing plant capable of processing roughly 12 head per week with a focus on beef, bison, pork and lamb. Contact Travis Schweitzer at (701) 220-1508.

John Schneider (Fargo) is requesting $43,575 to support 3DomFuel’s development of a new line of natural long fiber (i.e. flax and hemp) FDM filament. The proposed natural long fiber filament will fit a defined customer need by providing increased mechanical properties while maintaining the focus on sustainable materials. Contact John Schneider at (320) 287-0840.

Northern Ag Development Corporation (Fargo) is requesting $23,907 to determine the feasibility of a North Dakota-based, producer-owned, finished cattle supply cooperative. The project will include a Northern Plains finished cattle market analysis and business plan. Contact Kevin Skunes at (701) 663-3886.

Harvest Profit (Fargo) is requesting $13,125 for additional software development and market assessment in support of a suite of software tools which will allow farmers to track field-by-field profitability, expenses, plans and analysis. Contact Nick Horob at (701) 361-7070.

Black Bison Organics (Mandan) is requesting $55,816 to investigate the processing and market potential of non-utilized and underutilized materials from agricultural, mining and forestry activities in the state. Contact Derek Lowstuter at (303) 565-0350.

New Energy Investors (Amherst, MA) is requesting $225,000 to develop and construct a commercial scale biomass refinery at the Spiritwood Energy Park in Stutsman County, converting local biomass residues as corn stover, wheat straw and energy crops into cellulosic ethanol, lignin pellets, biogas and bio-chemicals. Contact Stephan Rogers at (413) 531-6884.

Richland IFC (Dwight) is requesting $78,000 to work with the Northern Crops Institute to research how corn flours and grits are made and applied to final food products. Their goal is to gain a better understanding of milling procedures and uses of corn milled ingredients. Contact Dominique Schuler at (701) 403-5230.

Shine Technologies Worldwide (Minot) is requesting $52,704 to develop a non-invasive diagnostic instrument for livestock animals to be used by producers and veterinarians. The instrument will differentiate between bacterial and viral infections and possibly differentiate specific pathogenic species. Contact Dr. Matthew Hanson at (612) 237-6903.

Grand Forks Region EDC (Grand Forks) is requesting $33,432 to complete a market analysis for expanded transload services in the Grand Forks region primarily in the agricultural market. Contact Keith Lund at (701) 746-2722.

Anchor Ingredients (Fargo) is requesting $153,000 to expand the market for organic and conventional commodities of North Dakota grown and processed grains. They plan to participate in trade shows to connect with potential customers and create brand recognition. Contact Seth Novak at (701) 499-1480.

Dick Wagoner (Hannaford) is requesting $47,250 to develop brand identity and promotional material for marketing, product development and advertising of Miller Ultimate Feeds. Contact Dick Wagoner at (701) 769-2154.

Ross Graves (Williston) is requesting $86,000 to support Confluence Food Group in determining the market for high oleic and high linoleic safflower oil in the US food markets and to update the current NDSU Research on safflower genetics. Contact Chris Blackwell at (701) 609-8599.

Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (Wahpeton) is requesting $218,000 to support the marketing and utilization of a new soil amendment product created during the processing of sugar beets for crop farmers. Contact Nancy Wulfekuhle at (701) 671-1322.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
 

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          North Dakota Renewable Energy Program Accepting Applications   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is currently accepting applications through May 1st for the North Dakota Renewable Energy Program. The program funds projects that involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota. 

The Legislature established the program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen. 

For more information on these projects or the program, contact Andrea Pfennig (701-426-5295) or Karlene Fine (701-328-3722).

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $193,317   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $193,317 at its quarterly meeting February 18th in Fargo.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

The following requests were awarded:  
  • NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $20,000 to screen industrial hemp cultivars in replicated field studies. The process of defining the basic guidelines for production will aid in crop commercialization. Contact Dr. Burton Johnson at (701) 231-8895. 
  • NDSU Carrington Research (Carrington) was awarded $14,567 to assess fertilizer values of distillers’ grains in wheat production. The process will assist in determining a more practical economic alternative to minimize fertilizer input costs, one of the highest expenses in crop production in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Jasper Teboh at (701) 652-2951. 
  • Prairie View Lodge (Pekin) was awarded $26,250 to update the facility and promote the business. Contact Chris Ahl at (701) 381-2632. 
  • TR Solutions (Hurdfield) was awarded $25,500 for product development to offer an improved mud scraping ability eliminating the need for tire replacement. This product is intended to fix two problems inherent in current planters and single disc air drills designs. Contact Robin Weisz at (701) 220-8007. 
  • Todd's Honey Farm, LLC (Richardton) was awarded $25,000 to expand its business operations and further processing of its raw honey product for retail sale locally. Contact Todd Whitney at (701) 590-2305. 
  • North Dakota Dairy Coalition (Mandan) was awarded $82,000 to conduct a feasibility study to recruit a milk processing facility in North Dakota to increase and expand its milk production and processing capacity. Contact Jennifer Holle (701) 214-1451. 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $383,317   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $383,317 at its quarterly meeting February 18th in Fargo.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed: 
  • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $20,000 to screen industrial hemp cultivars in replicated field studies. The process of defining the basic guidelines for production will aid in crop commercialization in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Burton Johnson at (701) 231-8895. 
  • NDSU Carrington Research (Carrington) is requesting $14,567 to assess fertilizer values of distillers’ grains in wheat production. The process will assist in determining a more practical economic alternative to minimize fertilizer input costs, one of the highest expenses in crop production in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Jasper Teboh at (701) 652-2951. 
  • Quality Agriculture Products, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $190,000 to produce and commercialized hemp products in North Dakota. The project will consider the legal and market ramifications, and the logistical requirements in developing this product. Contact David Holand at (701) 237-9382. 
  • Prairie View Lodge (Pekin) is requesting $26,250 to update the facility and promote the business. Contact Chris Ahl at (701) 381-2632.
  • TR Solutions (Hurdfield) is requesting $25,500 to develop a product to offer a better mud scraping ability with very little wear eliminating the need for tire replacement. This product is intended to fix two problems inherent in current planters and single disc air drills designs. Contact Robin Weisz at (701) 220-8007. 
  • Todd's Honey Farm, LLC (Richardton) is requesting $25,000 to expand its business operation to include further processing of its raw honey product for retail sale locally. Contact Todd Whitney at (701) 590-2305. 
  • North Dakota Dairy Coalition (Mandan) is requesting $82,000 to conduct a feasibility study to provide a clearly defined starting point to identify and recruit a milk processing facility in North Dakota in order to increase and expand its milk production and processing capacity. Contact Jennifer Holle (701) 214-1451. 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $394,317   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $394,317 at its quarterly meeting Nov 19th at the Sleep Inn & Suites – North Convention Meeting Room in Minot.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

The following requests were awarded: 
LL International, LLC (Bismarck) was awarded $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698. 

Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) were awarded $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052. 

Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) was awarded $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144. 

Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) was awarded $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757. 

NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848. 

Nick Mathern (Edgeley) was awarded $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102. 

The next APUC board hearing will be held February 18, 2016 in Fargo. Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1, 2016. 

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at http://www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
 

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          North Dakota Accepting Applications for Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today it is accepting applications for the newly announced $1.2 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on September 14, 2015 that North Dakota was among 20 states selected by the USDA to participate in the partnership.  

The program offers grants from the USDA to state-led efforts to test and evaluate innovative and comprehensive approaches to marketing higher biofuel blends, such as E15 and E85. 

“North Dakota is a leader in the availability of blended fuels,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This award from the USDA will help North Dakota build on the successful efforts that began years ago in our state to encourage greater access to biofuels at the pump. The end result is greater choice at the pump for consumers.” 

The USDA effort is intended to drive innovative public-private partnerships to have more comprehensive approaches to marketing higher ethanol blends, with the federal funds used to support the infrastructure and state/private resources used for other elements. 

In 2009, North Dakota initiated a statewide blended-fuel pump program that led to the installation of more than 200 pumps at 66 retail locations across the state. Over the life of the state’s program, the sale of ethanol-blended fuels increased 56 percent in North Dakota.
 
Additional information and details on the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Program is available at: http://www.communityservices.nd.gov/renewableenergyprograms/. 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $489,317   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $489,317 at its quarterly meeting November 19th in Minot.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:
  •  LL International, LLC (Bismarck) is requesting $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698.
  • Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) are requesting $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052.
  • NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848.
  • Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144.
  • Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) is requesting $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757.
  • Nick Mathern (Edgeley) is requesting $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102.
  • Agri Bio Systems LLC (Fargo) is requesting $95,000 to research and find value-added applications for agricultural waste streams. Contact Robert Ryan at 612-708-0361.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          Announcing Supplier Match B2B, a Global Sourcing Directory for Corporate Procurement Professionals   

Presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/15/2014 -- Supplier Match B2B is a global B2B network where corporate supply sourcing professionals meet suppliers in a neutral venue. Supplier Match B2B is brand of ISM of Silicon Valley http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org

For suppliers: Joining (at no charge) Supplier Match B2B directory provides a modern and virtual way to get in front of the corporate supplier sourcing buying professional. Join today at: http://bit.ly/JoinSupplierMatchB2B To view the Supplier Match B2B directory in full page mode, go to: http://bit.ly/ViewSupplierMatchB2B To search in full view mode, hit search button then place a search word in spend category and/or tags column(s) and hit search button again.

If you are a small, minority owned or mid-size business, this is a very unique method to be known to the pure-play audience of supplier sourcing professionals. Once listed in the Supplier Match B2B directory, buying professionals can search for you by: spend commodity/category, diversity classification, and key-words/tags you provide. In time, additional bidding tools will be developed so you can interface with sourcing professionals in an automated fashion.

Also, for maximum visibility to supplier sourcing professionals, consider becoming a Sponsor of ISM of Silicon Valley. For more information on Sponsorship, go to http://bit.ly/BecomeSponsor Sponsors are automatically listed in the Supplier Match B2B directory.

For more information on Supplier Match B2B Sourcing Directory (@SupplierB2B) presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley, email: contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

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          Announcing Supply Knowledge News Magazines for Business Executives, Operations and Supply Management Professionals   

Presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/01/2014 -- ISM of Silicon Valley announces its offering of online Supply Knowledge News Magazines targeted for busy executives and supply chain management professionals. A total of 67 online news magazines are are offered and each magazine focus on key subject areas important to today's executive and operational functions of the business enterprise. http://bit.ly/18kzGCe

The online offering includes the official magazine of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley, Supply Knowledge (SK) and Supplier Match B2B (SM-B2B). SK and SM-B2B are brands of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley. http://bit.ly/1mO53Qp

The online magazines include the following titles: B2B, Benchmarking, Best Practices, Business Intelligence, Business Process Outsourcing, Change Management, Collaboration, Compliance Management, Contract Management, Cost Management, Cultural Awareness, Data Management, Demand Management, E-Procurement, Economic, Environmental News, Electronic Commerce, Energy Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Facilities Services, Finance Management, Global Supply, Green Procurement Sourcing News, Human Resources, Indirect Procurement, Information Technology, Innovation, International Supply, Internet of Things, Inventory Management, Labor Services, Leadership, Lean Topics, Logistics Management, Manufacturing, Materials Management, Mobile Technologies, Negotiation News, Operations Management, Payment Management, Procurement Software, Publications for the Worldwide Supply Chain Professional, Research News for the Worldwide Supply Chain Pro, Safety News, SaaS Knowledge, Security Knowledge for the Worldwide Supply Chain Professional, Source Green, Social Business, Spend Management for Corporations, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Development, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Management News, Supply Chain, Supply Risk, Sustainability, Talent Management, Trade Topics, Training & Development for the Supply Chain Pro, Transportation Management, Vendor Managed Services, and Warehouse Management.

The magazines are viewable any major browser and mobile devices such as iOS and Android systems. Each news magazine can be subscribed to allow the viewer with updated content to be viewed anytime and anywhere. http://bit.ly/18kzGCe

For more information on Supply Knowledge News Magazines presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley: Please email: contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

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          Sponsor ISM of Silicon Valley to Reach the Buying Supply Management Professional   

Presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2014 -- Sponsor ISM of Silicon Valley as a cost effective way in reaching the global corporate buying community. If an organization's goal is to reach the worldwide supply management professional, becoming a Sponsor is a key way to accomplish the feat.

Ultriva, Inc. is among the Sponsors of ISM of Silicon Valley with its CEO stating, "It is important to support the efforts of the supply chain community, in particular networking and sharing best practices. We are proud to sponsor the Silicon Valley affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management."

Becoming a Sponsor of ISM of Silicon Valley for 12 month term includes: (1) Featured placement on ISM of Silicon Valley's website and other social media sites. (2) Business profile in ISM-SV's Supplier Sponsor Directory with links to the Sponsor's online sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. and (3) Cross promotion for one live or virtual educational presentation per sponsorship.

The public view of Sponsor Directory includes "search" functionality based on tags/keyword provided by the Sponsor. This allows buying corporations not only learn about the Sponsor's existence and diversity classification, but also assist the buyer in sourcing the Sponsor's product and/or services. To view ISM of Silicon Valley's Sponsor Directory go to: http://bit.ly/ViewSponsors

If the Sponsor is a small business and/or a diversity classified supplier, becoming a sponsor of ISM of Silicon Valley offers a cost effective way to reach the supplier sourcing community at the local and global level.

Sponsorship in Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley is a virtual and modern method for suppliers to be seen within the worldwide supplier sourcing community. To become a Sponsor of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley, go to: http://bit.ly/BecomeSponsor

For more information on becoming a Sponsor in Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley: Please email: contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization)
http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org
P.O. Box 32156, San Jose, CA 95152 | contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

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          Announcing the Global Supply (Chain) Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network   

Sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2014 -- ISM of Silicon Valley presents its Global Supply (Chain) Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network. The network is complimentary to join and is open to anyone involved in supplier management. Individuals who work in supply management, supplier sourcing, supply chain, operations, supplier diversity, spend management, indirect or direct procurement are welcome to join the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network.

By joining the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network, an individual's exposure within the worldwide community of supply management professionals is enhanced with heightened visibility. Once listed in the SME network, online viewers can search for listed individuals by subject tags chosen by the individual. In addition to tags; the individual's LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blog URL's are featured in the public view of the SME Network. http://bit.ly/SMENetwork

The Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network is a virtual and modern way to be seen within the worldwide community of supply management professionals. To join the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network, go to: http://bit.ly/RegisterSMENetwork

If you or your company would like more information on the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network: Please email: contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization)
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          Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Exam Preparation Services   

A New Offering from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/13/2014 -- ISM of Silicon Valley is pleased to announce they are now offering Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) Exam Preparation Services. Individuals will receive coaching from a live instructor so they pass the CPSM exam the first time. By signing up for the exam prep service, the individual will receive "One-On-One" exam review via quizzes and assignments and mentoring by the instructor via the phone and email!

The exam preparation sessions cover four weeks and until the individual pass the exam(s)! The instructor uses personalized quizzes, assignments and other Proven mentoring techniques! REGISTER for "One-on-One" CPSM Exams 1, 2, and 3 Preparation Services. http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org/store/c4/CPSM_Exam_Preparation.html

About the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley, Inc.
An affliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

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For more information about Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization) or to schedule a personal review of the CPSM Exams 1, 2, and 3 Preparation Services, email CPSM@ismsiliconvalley.org.

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          Workforce Recruitment Campaigns Click With Workers   
By The Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota's workforce recruitment campaign, "Find the Good Life," has found some success in its first year, but there are still 19,000 unfilled jobs in the state. Burleigh and Morton counties alone have more than 3,000 job openings, according to the Bismarck-Mandan Development Association.

Administrators' goals for bettering the program in its second year include collaborating with local campaigns and growing private industry partners.

The public-private funded workforce recruitment and retention program's website has had nearly 94,000 users, most of which are accessing the site from Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan and California, said Sara Otte Coleman, the state's tourism director.

"We definitely got on people's radars," said Otte Coleman, who expressed hope in building off the program's successes and making it more efficient.

Successes
Otte Coleman said the state has had success in recruiting former military, visiting Air Force bases and meeting with personnel preparing to return to civilian life. There are 20,000 people on a Department of Defense email list that receive "Find the Good Life" marketing.

The campaign also tracks mass layoffs at companies where there may be employees with transferable skills useful for North Dakota companies.

Wayde Sick, director of workforce development for the North Dakota Department of Commerce, developed the Recruiters Network, another successful portion of “Find the Good Life.”

Sick said the state found companies were "cannibalizing" each other, hiring away each others’ best workers. For $1,000 annually, members can share best practices and candidates instead of fighting for them.

"We're better off getting that person into the state than missing the opportunity," Sick said.

A state survey, which had 356 respondents, was sent to new residents to find out why they chose to move to North Dakota. Half came to be closer to loved ones, a quarter came for the quality of life the state offers and one-third had spent significant time in North Dakota prior to moving here. Two-thirds were employed with other companies, prior to switching jobs and moving here.

Otte Coleman said it takes most people six to 18 months before making a decision to move here.

“We want the ones (new residents) who stick,” she said.

Because so many respondents came for family, Otte Coleman said efforts will include marketing to current residents, invite their friends and family to move here.

Next steps
"Find the Good Life" has done some city-specific emails, highlighting certain communities in the state, which has boosted numbers, Otte Coleman said, but most local efforts are being left to the locals.

"We don't want to duplicate the EDCs (economic development corporations)," she said.

"We view it (Find the Good Life) as the macro, 30,000-foot view," said Bismarck-Mandan Development Association President Brian Ritter, versus BMDA's small scale “Make Your Mark” campaign, specific to Bismarck-Mandan.

"When we come along, they've (potential new residents) already gotten North Dakota in their minds," BMDA Marketing & Research Director Judy Sauter said.

Sauter said “Find the Good Life” and “Make Your Mark” complement each other with a similar message that North Dakota is a great place to live and the two campaigns are targeting workers in some of the same states.

In the future, BMDA might try to coordinate better with the state, launching more intensive marketing efforts at the same time and in the same areas where the state is attending career fairs, Sauter said. "Make Your Mark” is also able to use videos produced by “Find the Good Life” that BMDA doesn't have the budget for.

"As these efforts mature, I think we'll find ways to work together more closely," Ritter said.

“Make your Make” has had its own success. From March through mid-June there were 42,000 website visits.

BMDA is evaluating the success of its efforts to better target future campaigns, including one at the end of this year. The group is happy with the response the campaign has received to date, according to Ritter.

Long-term effort
Otte Coleman said “Find the Good Life” set aggressive goals, though measuring achievement of those goals is more difficult. But she said companies have told her they'll know if it's working.

There are 32 companies, including those in the Recruiters Network, investing in the campaign.

“We never want to quit marketing North Dakota as an opportunity state,” Otte Coleman said.

Workforce Recruitment Campaigns Click With Workers - The Bismarck Tribune

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          The Good Life: As Job Numbers Grow, Group Touts N.D. as the Place to Be   
By Grand Forks Herald
There are about 2,500 open jobs in Grand Forks County alone. The number statewide is approximately 25,000.

According to representatives from the state's Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign, it won't get much better anytime soon, either. The group says there will be another 75,000 jobs coming online in North Dakota over the next five years.

That's a lot of job openings for a state this size, and, they say, it's why the Find the Good Life campaign is so important for North Dakota's economy.

"The bottom line is this: What we're trying to do with this campaign is we want to get North Dakota into people's considerations," said Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota's director of tourism. "We want to be one of the top three states people are considering moving to."

Otte Coleman and North Dakota Director of Workforce Development Wayde Sick recently visited with the editorial board of the Grand Forks Herald, spending nearly an hour talking about North Dakota's worker shortage and how it likely will be compounded in the coming years. They were accompanied by Eric Trueblood, a member of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation.

Their goal is to get the word out that North Dakota not only has thousands of good jobs available, but also that the state needs to work harder to persuade people to live here. That means recruiting from other states, working to lure veterans to the region and persuading communities to dedicate themselves to retaining high school and college graduates, Otte Coleman said.

The Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign has been working on that since May 2014, using all sorts of methods—from social media campaigns to national magazine stories—to spread the message. Private fundraising has contributed more than $1 million to the program.

Following are edited and abbreviated answers by Sick and Otte Coleman to a series of questions posed by members of the Herald editorial board:

Q. You say the statewide number of job openings is about 25,000. What is the number for Grand Forks County and how does that compare with other North Dakota counties?

Otte Coleman: The statistics we have for Grand Forks County is 2,500 jobs posted with Job Service. The statistics that we have, for example, for Cass County is 6,600 open jobs. ... This is a long-term focus for us. The need for jobs isn't going to go away.

That begs the question, is the goal to get that number to go down? It's a mixed answer. Yes and no, because if we continue to grow the economy and new businesses come in, they will continue to expand and we will continue to see that number growing.

It might be a zero sum game. You might be filling 10,000 of those jobs, but 10,000 more have come online because we were able to show we have the workforce to sustain growth.

Q. Is the number of jobs growing? And is that how you measure success?

Otte Coleman: Yes, and that's a really good question. ... The bottom line is this: What we're trying to do for the campaign is we want to get North Dakota into people's considerations. We want to be one of the top three states people are considering moving to.

Does that mean they will necessarily go and register their resume online with Job Service North Dakota? Probably not. Especially with the younger workforce. They are searching in different ways and finding information in different ways.

So we are doing social media and doing digital marketing campaigns and tactics to reach people who won't necessarily show up on the metrics every month. But we still wanted to do something consistent, knowing that there really isn't a perfect mechanism.

Two things that we haven't found: We haven't found the "easy button" in marketing to get everybody to come, and we haven't orchestrated a checkpoint where everybody has to check in when they cross the border with their moving vans.

When we look at what markets we have targeted, we looked at 15 different statistics and overlaid them to determine what states we should focus these efforts in, ranging from census data, to job service data, to even metrics that I track on the tourism side for inquiries and interest.

We haven't found the magic number. We look at these and ask, how do we determine success? It's just not an easy answer.

Q. What is an example of your research?

Otte Coleman: We did do some research last winter where we looked at 350 new residents who moved into the state in the past five years and tried to determine what it was that made them decide to move. That helped us define tactics and mediums, but also messaging.

Online is No. 1, but people don't necessarily say it was the Find The Good Life in North Dakota website that made them start thinking about it. It was probably five or six websites, and two or three social media efforts and a couple of articles that they read. It was a combination of things.

Q. With that sample group, what did you find was the overriding reason people decided to move to North Dakota?

Otte Coleman: Most of them had a connection to the state in some way. Maybe they went to school here or even visited here. A lot of them did come just for the job. ... One concern in the research was that a good majority of them, when they took the job, they didn't plan on staying. That means all of our communities have a job ahead of them to engage those people, and include them and keep them, because we really want to retain those new employees. Some of that, we hope, has already changed. We hope to do a follow-up study.

Q. How will you judge your work to be successful?

Otte Coleman: I don't know that I have a perfect answer for that. I think we will determine the metrics and continue to look at the tactics and keep measuring each of those individually. For instance, we just did a social media campaign that garnered 11 or 12 million impressions with 100,000 click-throughs. You measure pieces like that so we know we made a contact point.

We will start looking at the folks who have moved in, through the census data, but that takes time.

We'll look at campaign metrics to define our next step. Long-term, we look at census data and Job Service data and all of those things to see if we're seeing growth in some areas we have targeted.

We also are working closely with other folks who are trying to tackle this problem, like development corporations. For instance, we just met with the Grand Forks EDC.

Fargo and Bismarck are doing similar programs. For example, in Bismarck, they did a digital ad campaign that focused directly on the five areas where they know they have the most jobs. Nurses, CDLs, techs, engineers and diesel mechanics. We are overlaying their results with ours to see which was more effective, and they are doing the same.

But that was a 16-week campaign. It takes six to 18 months to make a decision to move and then you have that moving time in there. So, I don't have a perfect answer about that, and we have been honest about that up front.

We don't know the perfect way to measure success with this, but we have a lot of things we're measuring.

Q. Is there realistic hope for a county that has 6,000 open jobs? Or 2,500 open jobs? Can you really make a dent in this?

Otte Coleman: We think we can. It comes from a combination of things, such as improving the awareness of the state, educating people about the life they can have here in North Dakota.

But the other thing we have been hearing a lot about with our partners is how they are working with alumni groups and even current students on opportunities. ... Ten years ago, a lot of people probably didn't think about staying in North Dakota, and that perception is changing as well.

Sick: A lot of local efforts have been (about) retaining high school and college graduates. That's definitely something a local community can probably do better because they do have those closer ties.

I think we are seeing our graduates considering North Dakota and not leaving. I look at my high school graduation class and at least half of us are not in the state.

As we study those graduation numbers and compare it with wage data down the road, that number will climb because of the local efforts.

I think parents are having those conversations with kids, saying that you don't need to leave. There are opportunities in the state, and you don't need to look elsewhere anymore.

Q. Do you expect this ongoing recruiting effort to get more difficult as time goes on, and as other states' economies improve?

Sick: That has been part of the conversation since the beginning, because we know other states' economies are going to improve eventually. It's another challenge.

Otte Coleman: You look at our top states where people have engaged—Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan and California—where the most folks have clicked on our website, or ads, or gotten online social media-wise. Especially, Minnesota's economy is rebounding fast, and they have way more open jobs than we do. So, absolutely, that is a concern.

We hope a consistent and sustainable effort will be in place for a long time. It's more about creating a message. We don't want to be a quick fix anymore.

Q. Are there other specific groups you are looking to target?

Sick: The focus of Find the Good Life, for a long time, has been recruiting veterans. A lot of service members are either retiring or transitioning out of the military. We have done marketing to service members, and we have attended some hiring events, and plan to attend more this fall and winter.

The effort going forward is going to "Hire Our Hero" events. What we hear from individuals who organize these events is that when somebody transitions out of the military, a third of them stay where they are at, a third go home and a third go where the opportunities are. That is obviously our target—where the opportunities are.

North Dakota has a lot of opportunities and wide-open spaces. These individuals are used to moving around and used to working in not the most ideal work situations. So, it's a great target. That's the right thing to do, to work with service members and help them transition into civilian life.

We also have done some efforts with the University of Minnesota. We think that's a good target as well—college students in the region.

Otte Coleman: We stopped by the UND Alumni Association and NDSU. We haven't gotten that off the ground yet, but we think that's a natural connection point as well. We have done some individual alumni efforts, such as working with UND Center for Rural Health.

Sick: Alumni is a natural next step. Our research shows that people who have moved to North Dakota in the past five years had some kind of connection, where they grew up in North Dakota or went to college in North Dakota. There was some connection.

So alumni is a pretty good fit for us.

Q. Has the oil-drilling slowdown changed anything in your approach?

Otte Coleman: It has a little bit. I think people in this area understand it better and realize this isn't really a bust and understand the framework involved. But the national media, not necessarily.

So, we have focused the last three or four months on content development. We are trying to get good stories told. Some of that is working with bloggers and writers and talking about the people who have moved to North Dakota.

We are doing more video development, and we are working with 15 different bloggers to get those stories in place. We have other public relations efforts in place right now with a couple of new contract relationships with firms that can help us get those stories out there.

For example, there is a 25-page feature in the July edition of Delta Sky.

Q: How important is the role that tourism plays in this?

Otte Coleman: I think that's why we have airport signage in place in Bismarck and Williston, and as airport signage becomes available, I think we will add more. If you can connect to people who are visiting here and plant that seed, it makes sense.

All of our visitors guides are distributed to crew camps where we know we have transient workers.

The bottom line is people visit first. Tourism marketing helps everything. Part of the reason we have this problem (with open jobs) is we have underfunded marketing in the state for years, because we are conservative and haven't spent a lot of money in that area. So, we don't have a lot of awareness.

But interestingly, when you look at the metrics, they all mirror where we have spent most of our tourism dollars. (People in those places) have more awareness of us because we have been showing them what we have. It's a huge correlation.

We are one of two states that a research firm chose to study to find out the residual effect of tourism marketing on all economic development. The numbers were amazing. People's likelihood to retire here, to move here, to start a business here was double if they had seen the tourism ads. That's not even if they had visited.

The Good Life: As Job Numbers Grow, Group Touts N.D. as the Place to Be - Grand Forks Herald

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          12th Annual Governor's Photo Contest Deadline for Submitting Entries Drawing Near    
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
There is still time to submit photos for the 2015 Governor’s Photo Contest. All North Dakotans are encouraged to submit photos that capture the unique things to see and do in the state. The deadline for entry is August 31.

Photographers can submit photos to one or more of the following categories: Adventure, Attractions, Events, People, Scenery and Wildlife. One winner will be selected in each contest category and a $200 cash prize will be awarded to the photographer of each selected photo. Additional honorable mentions may be selected in each category, with photographers receiving $50 and North Dakota Legendary merchandise. A Best of Show photo will be selected from the winning photographs and the photographer will receive an additional $300 cash prize and a free, one-year basic membership to AAA.   

In addition to the prize money:
  • Winning photographs will be used in North Dakota Tourism’s 2016 materials and on the website.
  • Winning photographs will be eligible for display in AAA North Dakota branch offices and may be printed in AAA regional publications.
  • Winners also will be published in North Dakota Tourism’s newsletter and likely in future promotional publications and marketing efforts.
  • Winning photographs will be featured in a public display at the North Dakota Capitol building during the fourth quarter of 2015, through a partnership with the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
All photos must be submitted electronically via Flickr or postmarked by the contest deadline, August 31, 2015.  Only North Dakota residents are eligible to enter. There is no limit to the number of entries allowed. Go to http://www.ndtourism.com/sites/default/master/files/pdf/2015Govphotocontestrules.pdf for complete contest rules. For more information, contact the Tourism Division at 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

 

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $495,676   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $495,676 at its quarterly meeting July 21st at the Rough Riders Hotel & Conference Center in Medora.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses forNorth Dakota agricultural products. The grants 
can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, 
nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:

Bektrom Foods Inc. (Cando) was awarded $200,000 to market over 250 items in North Dakota. Funds will be used to maintain and seek new customers; travel to showcase/trade shows and new product development. Contact Shannon Erickson at (701) 799-3295.
 
Dakota Specialty Milling Inc. (Fargo) was awarded $200,000 to expand production capacity and increase its advertising and marketing efforts. Funds will be used for sales and marketing of current and new products and preliminary research and pre-construction requirements to expand production facilities. Contact Bryan Hendricks at (701) 282-9656.

The following projects were awarded funding with contingencies:
 
NDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $43,260 to examine changes in nutrition of pregnant cows as to how it affects offspring outcomes. This component of the experiment covers hormone and metabolite analysis of cows and calves and will provide basic information as to how maternal nutrition influences nutritional and hormonal status. Contact Dr. Kendall Swanson at (701) 231-6502.
 
BisMan Community Food Cooperative (Bismarck) was awarded $52,416 to open a full-scale, member-owned retail grocery store in early 2016. The funding will be used to establish and build new vendor agreements with small to mid-sized farmers; implement the pre-opening marketing to continue to grow membership numbers and build awareness; and educational programming within the store. Contact Heidi Demars at (701) 595-1263.
 
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held November 19, 2015 in Minot. Applications for the November meeting must be received by October 1, 2015.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at http://www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $587,175   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for five projects totaling $587,175 at its quarterly meeting July 21st at the Rough Riders Hotel & Conference Center in Medora.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:

Bektrom Foods Inc. (Cando) is requesting $200,000 to market over 250 items in North Dakota. Funds will be used to maintain and seek new customers; travel to showcase/trade shows and new product development. Contact Shannon Erickson at (701) 799-3295.

Dakota Specialty Milling Inc. (Fargo) is requesting $200,000 to expand production capacity and increase its advertising and marketing efforts. Funds will be used for sales and marketing of current and new products and preliminary research and pre-construction requirements to expand production facilities. Contact Bryan Hendricks at (701) 282-9656.

NDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $50,000 for the purpose of studying whether cows near the oil fields in Western North Dakota are exposed to chemicals (due to dust exposure) such as carcinogens. Funding will be used to purchase chemicals and supplies, student salaries and travel. Contact Dr. Chung Park at (701) 231-7670.

NDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $43,260 to examine changes in nutrition of pregnant cows as to how it affects offspring outcomes. This component of the experiment covers hormone and metabolite analysis of cows and calves and will provide basic information as to how maternal nutrition influences nutritional and hormonal status. Contact Dr. Kendall Swanson at (701) 231-6502.

BisMan Community Food Cooperative (Bismarck) is requesting $93,915 to open a full-scale, member-owned retail grocery store in early 2016. The funding will be used to establish and build new vendor agreements with small to mid-sized farmers; implement the pre-opening marketing to continue to grow membership numbers and build awareness; and educational programming within the store. Contact Heidi Demars at (701) 595-1263.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at http://www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          North Dakota UAV Business Grows   
By Ag Week
The UAV industry continues to grow and evolve, and Field of View is growing and evolving with it.

New regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles proposed in February by the Federal Aviation Administration “are a breath of fresh air,” says David Dvorak, CEO of Grand Forks, N.D.-based Field of View. “They provide our industry with more confidence that this is going to happen. People are finally starting to invest in the technology, which is good for us.”

The company, which he launched in 2010, seeks to “bridge the gap between unmanned aircraft and precision agriculture,” as the company’s website puts it.

By all accounts, the use of UAVs, also known as drones and unmanned aircraft systems, can be a big plus in agriculture and other industries. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International estimates easing current restrictions of UAVs would create 70,000 jobs and generate $13.6 billion in economic impact within three years in the U.S.

The FAA’s new proposal, which could be enacted by the fall of 2016, would pave the way for widespread commercial use of drones weighing fewer than 55 pounds. The FAA wants to balance the economic value of commercial use against the safety risk.

“The rule, as proposed, would seem to be good for agriculture,” Dvorak says. “So the regulatory side seems to be falling into place at last.”

Field of View’s flagship product, GeoSnap, generally has drawn more interest overseas because other countries have fewer restrictions on air space. Now, with the FAA proposal, domestic interest is picking up.

GeoSnap is an add-on device for multispectral cameras mounted on either manned or unmanned aircraft. Such cameras capture images in the red, green and near-infrared bands, allowing users to visualize plant stress better than they can with most other camera systems, Dvorak says.

GeoSnap takes images captured by the multispectral camera and maps them with real-world coordinates, a process known as georeferencing. That allows users to know the aerial images’ exact location on the ground.

Field of View recently came out with a less expensive version of GeoSnap, known as GeoSnap Express, “that will be useful for some of our newer customers,” Dvorak says. “Sometimes you just want to try it (the technology), and this is a really good system to help people get up and going with it.”

GeoSnap Express costs $1,450 or $1,950, depending on the model. GeoSnap Pro, the original version, costs $7,000 or $9,000, depending on the model.

Field of View also is offering a new product that involves thermal payloads.

“We’re able to map vegetation temperature across the field, which will help give us an indication of where water stress might be and to detect where plants get sick,” Dvorak says.

And Field of View has begun working with Minneapolis-based PowerOfGround to offer image processing services. For more information, visit www.powerofground.com.

“Some people want to do that (image processing) themselves,” Dvorak says. “Others want somebody to do it for them.”

Dvorak grew up in St. Cloud, Minn., and came to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks to study engineering. At UND, he developed a special interest in the use of unmanned aircraft and multispectral cameras in precision agriculture.

He and another company employee work in Grand Forks. A third, an engineer, works in California. Field of View uses a Fargo, N.D., company for its international marketing.

“Good things are happening in our industry,” Dvorak says. “And we see that continuing.”

Previously posted in "North Dakota UAV Business Grows - Ag Week"

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          North Dakota Tourism offers $750,000 Grant for New Tourism Infrastructure Development   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
North Dakota Tourism is offering grants to develop new tourism attractions that can bring more visitors to North Dakota. This program is made possible by a one-time $750,000 appropriation from the 2015 North Dakota legislative session. Applications must be received at North Dakota Tourism by Thursday, October 1, 2015.
 
The 2016 Tourism Infrastructure Grant Program’s purpose is to fund new tourism operations capable of attracting visitors from outside of North Dakota for at least one overnight stay. Funds can be used for building new visitor attractions, major expansions, offering a new experience or supporting services for visitors. Funds cannot be used for marketing or ongoing operating expenses.
 
“This grant program is an investment in North Dakota’s tourism infrastructure that will not only increase the legendary experiences we offer our visitors, but will ultimately create new wealth by attracting more visitors who will stay longer and spend more of their money here,” said Sara Otte Coleman, director of North Dakota Tourism.
 
Elements that make a project a strong candidate for consideration:  
  • Projects that clearly demonstrate their role as a tourism and recreation attraction in their community and region, as well as the benefits the project will provide through maintaining or expanding this visitor attraction.        
  • All project funding is in place and grant funding will complete a project rather than provide “seed money” to start a project.
  • The demand for the tourism-related project is clearly demonstrated through research and analysis.
  • All infrastructure needs are important and each application is judged on its own merit. Projects that offer unique or in-demand experiences and have the ability to attract and retain out-of-state visitors will score higher. 
The 2016 Tourism Infrastructure Grant Program is a matching grant, requiring the sponsor to provide one dollar for every one dollar of grant money being requested. Matching dollars cannot be from other State of North Dakota grants.
 
Requirements for the matching dollars include:
  • The match must be an actual money investment; in-kind services will not be considered part of the match amount.
  • Money that has been put toward the project in the current and previous fiscal year may be considered as part of the hard match but must include documented verification.
  • Due to the timeframe of this program, pledges will not be considered part of the cash match. 
The grant-eligible portion of the project must be completed by June 1, 2017. Under certain circumstances, a project may be funded if the construction has begun, a final construction schedule has been approved, and all construction projects are signed.
 
More details about the grant program and applications can be found at: NDtourism.com.
 
Applications must be received at North Dakota Tourism by Thursday, October 1, 2015. For more information or questions, contact Dean Ihla with North Tourism at 800-435-5663 or dihla@nd.gov

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $461,110   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for nine projects totaling $461,110 at its quarterly meeting May 21st at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance
 
The following requests were awarded: 
  • Buffalo Creek Bodyworks (Granville) was awarded $12,105 to develop Buffalo Creek Orchards on two acres of land. The orchard will grow four species of organic apples and three species of organic raspberries. The harvest will be sold at farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and through the produce distribution food hub in Anamoose. Contact Anna Stassens at (360) 852-6702.
  • Ostlie's Sunny Side Acres (Carrington) was awarded $25,000 to plant a half acre of hops and for the establishment of a small hops processing facility on their existing farm. The facility will enable Sunny Side Acres to pellet, package and market locally grown hops, thereby meeting increasing demands from the growing micro-brewing industry in North Dakota. Contact Lindsay Ostlie at (701) 285-3344.  
  • Bison Compost, LLP (Leeds) was awarded $135,100 to further develop a North Dakota-based bison manure compost business that produces and sells antibiotic and hormone-free product in various sizes. Contact Judy Duenow at (701) 466-2216.
  • Bowdon Meat Processing Cooperative (Bowdon) was awarded $16,380 to support marketing efforts and to pay for a refrigerated trailer. The company intends to work with AdFarm to develop and implement a go-to-market strategy to diversify operations beyond custom slaughter. Contact Robert Martin at (701) 356-1049. 
  • Prairie Roots Food Cooperative (Fargo) was awarded $57,500 to open a full-line retail food cooperative in Fargo. APUC funds will pay for a general manager and a marketing consultant to specialize in local food marketing prior to the store opening and during the first months of operation. Contact Tim Mathern at (701) 476-7825.
  • Midwest Malting (Bismarck) was awarded $72,270 to start a craft malting company in North Dakota, a state where numerous varieties of barley are produced. Contact Donovan Stober at 701-426-2295.
The following projects were awarded full funding with contingencies:
  • Farmtastic Heritage Foods (Rugby) was awarded $53,445 to aggregate and distribute fresh produce from small growers throughout North Dakota. Contact Mirek Petrovic at (701) 542-2537. 
  • NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $30,510 to introduce 20 raspberry cultivars that show certain winter hardiness to North Dakota. Contact Wenhao Dai at (701) 231-8473. 
  • Altavian, Inc. (Grand Forks) was awarded $58,800 to partner with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), in conjunction with the corn, soybean, potato and dry bean growers associations, to conduct research as to the use unmanned aerial systems. Contact Thomas Rambo at (855) 325-8284.
The next APUC board hearing will be held July 21, 2015 in Medora. Applications for the July meeting must be received by July 1, 2015. 
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Brothers Plan Custom Malting Business   
By The Bismarck Tribune
Brothers Jared and Donovan Stober are aiming to sell malted North Dakota barley to local craft beer brewers.

The Stobers are seeking $60,498 from the North Dakota Department of Commerce Agricultural Products Utilization Commission for a feasibility study and marketing of Midwest Malting.

Jared Stober, who works for the Commerce Department, said he and his brother hope to take barley grown on their family farm, malt it in North Dakota and sell it to North Dakota brewers as another way to keep dollars in the state.

Much of the barley grown in North Dakota is grown on contract for large corporations. Jared Stober said Midwest Malting would bring that down to a grass roots level.

Jared Stober said they do not have a malting site picked out yet, but they plan to find a location in Bismarck. His brother will be doing the farming in Goodrich, and he will be running the malting side of the business.

Several companies are already doing craft malting in other states, such as New York and South Carolina, Jared Stober said.

"Where craft brewing was 10 years ago, craft malting is now," he said.

The difference between North Dakota and those other states is that North Dakota grows more barley, Jared Stober said.

As of a week ago, the barley is planted in the Stobers' field. They say they hope to be processing it by the first quarter of 2016, if the feasibility study funding is approved and the results are favorable. Jared Stober said they have already had a lot of interest from local breweries.

New nail salon

Lotus Nail Bar & Spa has opened at 1401 Skyline Blvd., in the same building as Once Upon a Child and Dunn Brothers Coffee.

In addition to nails, co-owners Bill Campbell and Tina Nguyen offer services, including eyelash extensions, facials, waxing, and will soon offer permanent makeup.

Campbell said the salon has 18 chairs.

Nguyen has experience operating several nail salons across the country. When she and Campbell decided to move to his home state of North Dakota, they chose to open one here.

Campbell said Bismarck is an up-and-coming community and a good place to do business.

The salon is open 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Brothers Plan Custom Malting Business - The Bismarck Tribune

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           Photographers Encouraged to Enter 2015 North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
Gov. Jack Dalrymple and the North Dakota Tourism Division, in partnership with AAA and North Dakota Council on the Arts, are kicking off the 2015 Governor’s Photo Contest. All North Dakota photographers are encouraged to submit their photos that capture the unique things to see and do in the state. Deadline for entry is August 31, 2015.
 
Photographers can submit photos to one or more of the following categories: Adventure, Attractions, Events, People, Scenery and Wildlife. One winner will be selected in each contest category and a $200 cash prize will be awarded to the photographer of each selected photo. Additional honorable mentions may be selected in each category, with photographers receiving $50 and North Dakota Legendary merchandise. A Best of Show photo will be selected from the winning photographs and the photographer will receive an additional $300 cash prize and a free, one-year basic membership to AAA.   
 
In addition to the prize money:
  •  Winning photographs will be published in North Dakota Tourism’s 2016 promotional materials and on the website.
  •  Winning photographs will be eligible for display in AAA North Dakota branch offices and may be   printed in AAA regional publications.
  •  Winners also will be published in North Dakota Tourism’s newsletter and likely in future promotional publications and marketing efforts.
  •  Winning photographs will be featured in a public display at the North Dakota Capitol building during the fourth quarter of 2015, through a partnership with the North Dakota Council on the Arts. 
“Each year, we are impressed with the talent and unique perspectives of North Dakota’s resident photographers,” Dalrymple said. “This contest is an excellent way for us to help photographers showcase their images while simultaneously showcasing the beauty and variety of North Dakota. It also gives the Tourism Division more options to highlight North Dakota’s legendary scenery, attractions and events.”
 
“We look forward to this contest each year and to partnering with Gov. Dalrymple and the Tourism Division,” AAA North Dakota President Mark Grieb said. “It is always exciting to see areas of the state or special activities through the eyes of residents, and to be able to tout the opportunities in North Dakota to potential visitors in this way.”
 
Launched in 2004, the annual Governor’s Photo contest has grown significantly since its beginnings. In its first year, the contest attracted more than 300 submissions. Approximately 8,400 photos have been submitted in the years since.
 
“The beauty and adventure found in North Dakota are uniquely captured each year we host this contest,” North Dakota Tourism Division Director Sara Otte Coleman said. “It is always amazing to see the artistic talent that exists across the state and we are fortunate to be able to use that to recruit new and returning visitors to North Dakota.”
 
Contest Rules:
All photos must be submitted electronically via Flickr or postmarked by the contest deadline, August 31, 2015. 
 
Only North Dakota residents are eligible to enter. There is no limit to the number of entries allowed per photographer. Excessive cropping, digital alterations or enhancements are discouraged.
 
Photographers will be judged on their ability to showcase North Dakota as a Legendary travel destination in the following categories: Adventure, Attractions, Events, People, Scenery and Wildlife.
 
Entries will be judged on originality, interest of the subject matter, visual appearance and consistency with the category theme. Photo entries should be taken within the last three years and must be in full color.
The number of winners will be determined by the number of entries and the quality of photos in each category.
 
Photo entries will be judged by a panel of North Dakota Tourism, Governor’s Office, AAA and North Dakota Council on the Arts staff familiar with photography and responsible for selecting images for various marketing materials. 
 
Submission of the photo is the entrant’s guarantee as the photographer and copyright holder of the photo that they have the rights to distribute the image.
  • Photographers must have the consent of those whose faces are visible in the image.
  • By entering the contest, photographers agree that if their photo is selected, they agree to authorize North Dakota Tourism, AAA and their official marketing partners to use that image in promotional materials offline and online. Photos will be credited whenever possible.
  • Winning photographers agree to unlimited usage by North Dakota Tourism for promotional materials and websites. Photos will not be sold. 
Photo Submission:
To enter the contest by mail, photographs must be submitted on a CD with a 5x7 or 8x10 print copy. Prints need not be mounted or framed. The back of the photo and CD must be labeled with the entrant's name, address, telephone number, email address, contest category, title of photo, location and date the photo was taken.

Entries should be mailed to North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division, Attention Heather LeMoine, at P.O. Box 2057, Bismarck, ND 58502-2057. AAA branch offices in Fargo and Bismarck will also accept entries.
 
You may submit your photos online through Flickr. Join the Legendary North Dakota Travel group on Flickr if you are not already a group member. http://www.flickr.com/groups/northdakota/ 
 
The membership is free and the frequently-asked questions page at Flickr can answer questions regarding membership, uploading and sharing photos.  http://www.flickr.com/help/faq/
 
When you add your photo(s) to the Legendary North Dakota Travel group, tag it “ND2015Contest.” If you forget to tag your photo it will be not be entered in the contest.  North Dakota Tourism is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete entries or technical errors.
 
Upload the highest-resolution image possible: 8”x10” @ 300 dpi (or 1024x768 pixels).
Entered photos must be family-friendly. Inappropriate photos will be removed from the group.
Information about the photo must include title of the photo, location in state where the photo was taken, date photo was taken, the contest category and name and town of photographer.
 
Entrants should include some contact information in their Flickr profile, or frequently check Flickr mail, in order to be contacted by North Dakota Tourism for name, address, telephone number and email address. Failure to respond to inquiries within three days may result in the disqualification of a winning photograph.

Complete contest rules can be found on the Tourism Division Web site at NDtourism.com. For more information, contact the Tourism Division at 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $495,529   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for ten projects totaling $495,529.45 at its quarterly meeting May 21st at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Anna Stassens (Granville), co-owner of Buffalo Creek Bodyworks, is requesting $12,105.45 to develop Buffalo Creek Orchards on two acres of land. The orchard will grow four species of organic apples and three species of organic raspberries. The harvest will be sold at farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and through the produce distribution food hub in Anamoose.  Contact Anna Stassens at (360) 852-6702.
 
Lindsay Ostlie (Carrington), co-owner of Ostlie's Sunny Side Acres, is requesting $25,000 to plant a half acre of hops and for the establishment of a small hops processing facility on their existing farm. The facility will enable Sunny Side Acres to pellet, package and market locally grown hops, thereby meeting increasing demands from the growing micro-brewing industry in North Dakota. Contact Lindsay Ostile at (701) 285-3344.
 
Mirek Petrovic (Rugby), co-owner of Very Berry Patch U-Pick, is requesting $53,445 to create The Farm-tastic Food Hub in an attempt to aggregate and distribute fresh produce from small growers throughout North Dakota. Contact Mirek Petrovic at (701) 542-2537.
 
Bison Compost, LLP (Leeds) is requesting $135,100 to further develop a North Dakota-based bison manure compost business that produces and sells antibiotic and hormone-free product in various sizes.  Contact Judy Duenow at (701) 466-2216.
 
Bowdon Meat Processing Cooperative (Bowdon) is requesting $16,380 to support marketing efforts and to pay for a refrigerated trailer. The company intends to work with AdFarm to develop and implement a go-to-market strategy to diversify operations beyond custom slaughter. Contact Robert Martin at (701) 356-1049.
 
Prairie Roots Food Cooperative (Fargo) is requesting $59,325 to open a full-line retail food cooperative in Fargo to offer local farmers an opportunity to sell their yields. APUC funds will pay for a general manager and a marketing consultant to specialize in local food marketing prior to the store opening and during the first months of operation. Contact Tim Mathern at (701) 476-7825.
 
Altavian Inc (Grand Forks) is requesting $58,800 to partner with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), in conjunction with the corn, soybean, potato and dry bean growers associations, to conduct research as to the use unmanned aerial systems. This will include monitoring crop/plant stands, disease and invasive species identification and potential water deficiencies of corn soybeans, potatoes and dry beans. Contact Thomas Rambo at (855) 325-8284.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $30,510 to conduct research to develop new formulations of plant growing media using Dakota Peat and to test the performance of newly developed mixes on growing floricultural crops, as well as other horticultural crops for mass market. Contact Chiwon Lee at (701) 231-8062.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $44,366 to introduce 20 raspberry cultivars that show certain winter hardiness to North Dakota.  Contact Wenhao Dai at (701) 231-8473.
 
Midwest Malting (Bismarck) is requesting $60,498 to start a craft malting company in North Dakota, a state where numerous varieties of barley are produced. Contact Jared Stober at (701) 595-3388.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Commerce Selects McMerty, Dever as Co-Deputy Commissioners    
By ND Commerce
North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson today announced the promotion of Sandy McMerty and Justin Dever to Co-Deputy Commissioners for Commerce.
 
McMerty has been with Commerce since 2008, most recently serving as senior communications and marketing manager. In her new position as co-deputy commissioner, McMerty will focus on operation strategies and innovations at Commerce, and continue to lead marketing and communication efforts, and oversee website and social media activities for multiple divisions. 
 
Dever has been with Commerce since 2005, most recently serving as Manager of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In his new role as co-deputy commissioner, Dever will lead efforts to diversify the state’s economy through innovation & entrepreneurship initiatives, serve as the department’s liaison with the legislature, and assist in strategy development and implementation.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          Forbes Profiles North Dakota Tourism's Legendary Impact on the State's Image   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
Forbes recently profiled research done by Longwoods International examining the impact North Dakota Tourism’s “Legendary” marketing campaign has had on the state’s economic development image. Research results showed that while the campaign has been successful recruiting travelers to North Dakota, its “halo effect” was also successful in improving the overall perceived image of the state, which can improve opportunities for economic development.

“While our primary goal has always been to bring nonresident travelers to North Dakota, we have also served as the state’s primary marketing agency sharing positive news and opportunities with people who may not otherwise know much about North Dakota,” said Sara Otte Coleman, director of the tourism division for the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For those targeted by North Dakota Tourism’s marketing campaign, which mainly includes residents of Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, research proved their more positive views on multiple aspects of the state, such as:

         A place to live? Yes, up 41%.

         A place to start a career? Yes, up 100%.

         A place to start a business? Yes, up 75%.

         A place to attend college? Yes, up 87%.

         A place to purchase a second home? Yes, up 113%

         A place to retire? Yes, up 75%.

This same research was repeated with similar results in North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Tourism economics also did a similar study with Destination Marketing Association International, which documents the positive effects that destination marketing has on a region’s larger economy. Find more on this report at: http://www.destinationmarketing.org/topics/economic-engine.

This unintended yet powerful impact means that public funding spent on tourism marketing is a multi-beneficial investment with the potential to bring additional private funds back to the state. In fact, while North Dakota Tourism’s budget ranks 39th out of 44 reporting U.S. states, its return on investment has been exceptional at over $100 in visitor spending for every $1 spent on advertising. In total, visitors spent $3.6 billion in North Dakota in 2013.

That same year, North Dakota hosted 24 million visitors, which was an increase of 22% over 2011. Visitors to North Dakota have steadily increased throughout its ND Legendary marketing campaign, which began in 2002.

Tourism is the state’s third-largest industry, which includes hospitality, attractions, and events, shopping and dining. The industry is the fifth-largest employer and contributes the equivalent of $1,011 per household to the state economy.

To read the full article from Forbes, click here. 

For more information about North Dakota Tourism, visit: www.ndtourism.com or call 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

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          Nominations Being Sought for North Dakota Governor’s Awards for Tourism    
ND Commerce Tourism Division
Nominations are now being accepted for the North Dakota Governor’s Awards for Travel and Tourism. These annual awards recognize outstanding tourism leaders, events and attractions in the state. The Governor’s Awards for Travel and Tourism will be presented at the 2015 North Dakota Tourism Conference, April 20-22, in Minot.

Awards include

Annual awards

Front-line Tourism Employee: Nominations should be made by employer, recognizing an individual who provides outstanding customer service to tourists and visitors on a daily basis. This person could be employed in any area of the tourism and hospitality industry, including lodging, resort, restaurant, casino, gas station, retail, recreation, etc.

Behind the Scenes Tourism Employee: Nominations should be made by employer, recognizing an individual who provides outstanding service behind the scenes in tourism-related businesses. Some examples would be housekeeping staff, cooks, administrative positions and website designers. This person could be employed in any area of the tourism and hospitality industry, including lodging, resort, restaurant, casino, gas station, retail, recreation, etc.

Tourist Attraction of the Year: May be self-nominated, recognizing a public or private attraction that has demonstrated involvement in local, regional and state tourism initiatives. Measurable economic impact, as well as attendance figures, should be documented results of an effective marketing program.

Event of the Year: May be self-nominated, and similar to the Attraction of the year, the host organization may be public or private but must have demonstrated involvement in local, regional and state tourism initiatives. Measurable economic impact, as well as attendance figures, should be documented results of an effective marketing program.

May be awarded annually

International Tourism Award: Nominations should be made by a peer in the industry, recognizing a public or private tourism entity or person that has demonstrated positive results for the business, local community or statewide in the international market. This individual's leadership in the areas of tourism promotion and/or development must be proven by a significant impact on a tourism business or local economic development effort.
Travel & Tourism Industry Leader: Nominations should be made by a peer in the industry, recognizing an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the tourism industry locally, regional or statewide. This individual's long-term leadership in the areas of tourism promotion and/or development must be proven by a significant impact on tourism businesses and local economic development effort. This award may be given to a former recipient if dramatic changes have happened to their destination, attraction or event since the award was received, a minimum of 10 years prior.

Tourism Organization of the Year: May be self-nominated, the award is presented to an organization, like a public tourism attraction, public recreation area, convention and visitors bureau, chamber of commerce, etc., which has demonstrated a positive impact on the local, regional and statewide tourism industry. Judging will be based on creativity, innovation and measurable results in the areas of tourism promotion or development.

Wade Westin Award for Marketing: Nominations should be made by a peer in the industry, this award will be given to a standout marketing initiative. The honor may go to a marketing program, a specific campaign, a marketing team or cooperative project, or a marketing guru who uses innovation ideas to attract more attention and thus visitors to North Dakota. Nominations should include details of the marketing initiative, how it was integrated and leveraged for maximum exposure and the measurable results. Nominations will be evaluated on their uniqueness, innovation and results.

These awards will only be given with the North Dakota Travel Industry Conference Award Committee's approval of an exceptional nomination and results.

For more information, contact North Dakota Tourism at 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525, or visit www.NDTourism.com. Follow North Dakota Tourism on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TravelND or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/NorthDakota and get tips on what to see and do all year long.

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $320,394.00   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $320,394.00 at its quarterly meeting February 19th at the North Dakota Department of Commerce in Bismarck.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Fluffy Fields Vineyard (Dickinson) was awarded $61,050 to seek new markets by expanding crop production to a full-service winery to promote locally bottled wine, tourism and events. Contact Kevin Kinzel at (701) 483-2242.
 
Pembina/Walsh County Livestock Processing Committee (Grafton) was awarded $35,170 for consultant and legal fees related to fundraising and the construction process for the design, procurement and placement of equipment for the establishment of a multi-species slaughter and processing facility to provide custom meat processing services to area livestock producers and plant processed meat products to the public. Contact Julius Wangler at (701) 360-1000.
 
Giant Snacks. Inc. (Wahpeton) was awarded $150,000 to expand marketing efforts of new products and grow their brand into new territories including California, Texas and Mexico.  Contact Robert Schuler at (701) 672-1330.
 
Red Barn & Berry Farm (Kindred) was awarded $26,250 to expand operations and open for “Red Barn Weddings” and other events by completing Phase II of their remodeling plan. Contact Chris Gehrig at (701) 238-0570.
 
The following project was awarded full funding with contingencies:
NDSU Dept. of Animal & Range Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $47,924 to hire a graduate student for the research and monitoring of hematocrit levels of dairy heifers and cows during the estrous cycle and pregnancy for the development of an on-farm test to be designed and commercialized.  Contact Kimberly Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held May 21, 2015 in Washburn.  Applications for the May meeting must be received by April 1, 2015.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by
March 1, 2015.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.  For additional information, please visit www.NDAPUC.com.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $418,269   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $418,269 at its quarterly meeting February 19th at the North Dakota Department of Commerce in Bismarck.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed: 
 
Fluffy Fields Vineyard (Dickinson) is requesting $40,000 to seek new markets by expanding crop production to a full-service winery to promote locally bottled wine, tourism and events. Funds will be used to complete a market analysis and feasibility study to determine market position, market penetration, market segments (wine, tourism, farmers market, other), consumer characteristics and buying habits, and producing pricing strategies. Funds will also support development of a marketing plan and defray costs associated with the business concept development. Contact Kevin Kinzel at (701)483-2242.
 
Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (Casselton) is requesting $42,000 to partner with the North Dakota Soybean Council to create five webinars targeted to Certified Crop Advisors, Certified Professional Agronomists and North Dakota Soybean Growers.  Webinar topics will include: weed control, soil, disease and insect management, genetics, identity-preserved/purity and food value and economic benefits.  Contact Robert Sinner at (701) 347-4900.
 
Pembina/Walsh County Livestock Processing Committee (Grafton) is requesting $35,170 for consultant and legal fees related to fundraising and the construction process for the design, procurement and placement of equipment for the establishment of a multi-species slaughter and processing facility to provide custom meat processing services to area livestock producers and plant processed meat products to the public. Contact Julius Wangler at (701) 360-1000.
 
Giant Snacks. Inc. (Wahpeton) is requesting $150,000 to expand marketing efforts of new products and grow their brand into new territories including California, Texas and Mexico.  Funds will also be utilized for advertising, sampling and general costs associated with setting up new accounts and marketing of a low sodium, innovative new roast into the marketplace.  Giant Snacks intend to both market and educate consumers on their product of farm to package. Contact Robert Schuler at (701) 672-1330.
 
Red Barn & Berry Farm (Kindred) is requesting $26,250 to expand operations and open for “Red Barn Weddings” and other events by completing Phase II of their remodeling plan. Funds will defray costs to build an addition to the barn for bathrooms and bride and groom rooms. Completion of this phase will enable them to open for summer and early fall weddings and to market their agritourism business with a new amenity that is very important to raspberry and produce customers.  Contact Chris Gehrig at (701)238-0570.
 
Abbiamo Pasta Company (Casselton) is requesting $76,925 to use North Dakota's agricultural crops/pulses in pasta to find an alternative to egg whites/whole egg in pasta/noodle production, increase nutritional value, act as an egg replacement, and develop a gluten free formula.  Research includes the evaluation of pulses (nutritional values and functional properties), test run to produce pastas using pulses, and evaluation of finished products (textures, sensory, cooking properties etc.). Grant funds will be used for the purchase of table-top, lab scale equipment, raw materials, travel, labor and tests. Contact Chuck Kessler at (701) 347-2010.
 
NDSU Dept. of Animal & Range Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $47,924 to hire a graduate student for the research and monitoring of hematocrit levels of dairy heifers and cows during the estrous cycle and pregnancy for the development of an on-farm test to be designed and commercialized.  Contact Kimberly Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          North Dakota Young Professionals Network Selects Department of Commerce as Best Place to Work   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Young Professionals Network (NDYP) has selected the North Dakota Department of Commerce as the 2014 “Best Place to Work.” The NDYP award reflects the creativity and innovation that businesses offer young professionals. 
 
“It’s a great honor to have been recognized by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “We find reasons to have fun and laugh together while meeting deadlines, accomplishing goals and gaining results. We strive each and every day to make Commerce a better place to work. This award helps position us as an employer of choice in North Dakota.” 
 
“We are very proud to present the North Dakota Department of Commerce with the Best Place to Work award for 2014. As a runner up for the award in 2013, it is clear that they have continued to be dedicated to a creative and fulfilling workplace for young professionals,” Laurie Morse-Dell, NDYP Coordinator said.
 
The NDYP ranking states: “One thing that sets Commerce apart from their competition is their concerted effort to make sure their organizational culture is fully embraced by each and every employee on a daily basis. They created the Commerce Culture Book to introduce new employees to the work hard, play hard mentality as well as to emphasize their core values of Focused, Accountable, Innovative, Teamwork, and High Trust.”
 
“We don’t use excuses about “working for the government” that stop us from striving to be the best,” Brianna Ludwig, Marketing Specialist and Culture Club Chairperson for the North Dakota Department of Commerce said. “We’re innovative in our problem solving, we’re diligent in how we spend our resources, and we’ve found ways to provide a fun working environment for employees. From coffee with the Commissioner, costume contests, elaborately themed pot lucks and competitive fitness logs to transparency, teamwork and a unique goals system – Commerce offers the complete package to young professionals.”
 
For more information about North Dakota Young Professionals please visit ndyp.net.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $201,225   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $201,225 at its quarterly meeting November 20th at the North Dakota State University Research Extension Center in Carrington.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Renuvix LLC (Hettinger) was awarded $59,250 to generate marketing materials, develop a trade show booth and participate in six trade shows to promote their initial line of products. Renuvix LLC products include sucrose soyate, epoxidized soyate, and acrylated epoxidized sucrose soyate.  Contact Dean Webster at 701-371-8670 for additional information.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $54,183 to determine the impact of heat processing on the shelf life of flaxseed to eliminate microorganisms. Contact Clifford Hall at 701-231-6359 for additional information.
 
The following projects were awarded full funding with contingencies:
 
NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials (Fargo) was awarded $87,792 to employ an innovative inter-disciplinary approach to develop a next-generation vaccine against Swine Influenza Virus. The targeted methods have broad applicability to other viral vaccines for farm animals as well as human influenza. Contact Andriy Voronov at 701-231-9563 for additional information.
 
Trojan Hoist Company (Hettinger) was awarded $25,000 to develop and test a portable AG Lift, produce several prototypes for testing and end-user evaluation. Ergonomic and safety features will also be designed and tested. Marketing and advertising efforts will focus on industry specific trade publications and targeted specific conventions in agriculture, sportsmen, auto and assisted mobility. Contact Scott Thompson at 701-205-4177 for additional information
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held February 19, 2015 in Bismarck.  Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1, 2015.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by December 1, 2014.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          APUC To Review Funding Requests Totaling    
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for eleven projects totaling $346,025 at its quarterly meeting November 20th at the NDSU Extension Center in Carrington.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Firehouse Ribs, LLC (Medina) is requesting $119,800 to educate existing and potential customers on the products and services that Firehouse offers. They will also work to draw more business clients and create job positions to efficiently operate at plant capacity. Grant funds will be utilized for the execution of a marketing plan, advertising costs, product information and product shows. Contact Robert Heier at 701-486-3265 for additional information.
 
NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials (Fargo) is requesting $87,792 to employ an innovative inter-disciplinary approach to develop a novel next-generation vaccine against Swine Influenza Virus (SIV). The targeted methods have broad applicability to other economically important viral vaccines for farm animals as well as human influenza. Contact Andriy Voronov at 701-231-9563 for additional information.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $54,183 to determine the impact of heat processing on the shelf life of flaxseed to eliminate microorganisms. Contact Clifford Hall at 701-231-6359 for additional information.
 
Renuvix, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $59,250 to generate marketing materials, a trade show booth and participate in six trade shows to promote their initial line of products: sucrose soyate, epoxidized soyate, and acrylated epoxidized sucrose soyate. Contact Dean Webster at 701-371-8670 for additional information.
 
Trojan Hoist Company (Hettinger) is requesting $ 25,000 to develop and test a portable AG Lift, produce several prototypes for testing and end-user evaluation. Ergonomic and safety features will also be designed and tested. Marketing and advertising efforts will focus on industry specific trade publications and targeted specific conventions in agriculture, sportsmen, auto and assisted mobility. Contact Scott Stofferahn at 701-205-4177 for additional information.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Dalrymple, Badlands NGL Announce Largest Private Equity Project in State History   
By ND Governor's Office
Governor Jack Dalrymple along with William Jeffrey Gilliam, CEO of Badlands NGL, LLC, today announced the development of a North Dakota manufacturing plant that will convert ethane, a byproduct of natural gas processing, into polyethylene which is used to make a wide variety of end-use consumer and industrial plastics.
 
Badlands NGL, LLC, and its partners expect to invest $4 billion to build the polyethylene manufacturing facility in North Dakota. The project will be the largest private investment in state history.
 
“This project is fully aligned with our goals to reduce flaring, add value to our energy resources right here in North Dakota and create diverse job opportunities across the state,” Dalrymple said.  “By advancing the responsible development of our energy resources and by adding value to all of our resources, the opportunities in North Dakota are boundless.”
 
Joining Dalrymple and Gilliam for the announcement were Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, both of whom serve with Dalrymple on the North Dakota Industrial Commission which regulates the state’s energy industry.  Sen. John Hoeven also participated in the announcement which was held at the state Capitol in Bismarck.
 
"The role of the Industrial Commission in helping the Badlands’ project come together reflects the Commission's mission to promote oil and gas production in a manner that prevents waste and protects the rights of mineral owners," Goehring said. “When completed, this project by itself has the potential to reduce most of the flaring of natural gas in our state.  That’s real progress and good news for North Dakota.”
 
The value-added manufacturing plant will tap into North Dakota’s abundant supplies of liquid natural gas to source ethane.  The facility will convert ethane gas to low density and high density plastics which are used to make a wide range of end products for consumers and industry.  The facility will be able to produce 1.5 million metric tons of polyethylene, or 3.3 billion pounds annually, and will employ 500 highly trained people in manufacturing, marketing, administrative, safety, financial and executive positions. The project will take at least three years for full development.
 
“This is a good example of what we can accomplish by adding value to our energy resources,” Stenehjem said. “This plant will not only help us reduce the flaring of natural gas, but it will also create new, high-paying jobs and further diversify our state economy.”
 
Badlands intends to market the majority of the polyethylene products domestically, but product will also find its way to markets in Asia, South America and Europe.  Project developers say that the plant’s location in North Dakota will enable them to efficiently ship to world markets from the Pacific Northwest and from Atlantic ports.
 
“Badlands is proud to bring this manufacturing facility to North Dakota,” Gilliam said. “We are committed to maximizing the value of Bakken ethane for producers, their midstream partners and all gas processors. This facility is the solution needed to add value to North Dakota’s ethane supply and make it a commercially marketable product.  In doing so, there will actually be a market advantage for North Dakota polyethylene products.
 
“North Dakota elected officials and agencies have provided Badlands with by far the most business-friendly and pro-development environment in the United States, Gilliam said. “We have been fortunate to attract many of North Dakota’s leading business and community leaders as Badlands investors, and we continue to discuss debt and equity capital markets needs with major financial institutions.”
 
In developing the world-class manufacturing plant, Badlands is working with two strategic partners, Tecnicas Reunidas, or “TR” (www.tecnicasreunidas.es), which is based in Madrid, Spain, as well as Vinmar Projects (www.vinmar.com/projects/) of Houston, Texas. TR, one of the largest petrochemicals and polymers contractors in the world, is completing a preliminary engineering analysis for Badlands. This work is scheduled for completion in 2014 and will include technology evaluations, engineering and planning, and final site selection. 
 
Vinmar provides services in support of project finance for the development partners.  Vinmar and Badlands have signed a mutually binding, 15-year memorandum of understanding for 100 percent of the polyethylene to be produced by the Badlands project. 
 
Badlands NGL, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company. Principals and strategic partners of Badlands have considerable experience in development, construction and management of operations that convert natural gas liquid into polyolefin products.

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          Economic Development: Workforce Campaign Shows Promising Early Results   
By Prairie Business
North Dakota continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country with literally thousands of jobs available in high-demand industries like health care, technology, construction, energy, agriculture, transportation, engineering, management, retail and many others. We have great schools, family-friendly communities and wide-open spaces with endless options for outdoor recreation, as well as excellent arts, culture and retail opportunities across the state.

The Find the Good Life in North Dakota initiative is a workforce recruitment campaign started by the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation. It is a private/public sector-funded program designed to help solve the greatest challenge facing our business community: workforce development, recruitment and retention. The goal of the program is to attract permanent workers and their families to North Dakota so we have the workforce we need to support our state’s healthy economy and business growth.

The initiative will use a variety of traditional, digital and nontraditional marketing tactics to reach each of the target audiences. Tactics include:

• Paid digital advertising to reach targeted job seekers in other states.

• Visiting military bases, job fairs and college campuses to promote North Dakota and the opportunities available.

• Targeted digital and traditional media in-state to encourage residents to invite their friends and families to move here.

• Educating new North Dakota residents and temporary workers to the benefits of making our state their home.

• Media relations to increase awareness of the opportunities our state has and to enhance the image of North Dakota as an attractive place to live.

The initiative, which launched in March, has shown promising initial results. The FindtheGoodLifeinNorthDakota.com website has attracted over 50,000 unique visitors and JobsND.com has more than 142,000 new users since mid-May. The digital campaign has resulted in over 23 million impressions. We have heard from a number of employers who have hired employees as a direct result of hiring events. Transitioning military has also indicated that they will be looking in the next six to nine months for North Dakota opportunities.

Businesses are asked to consider joining in efforts to improve awareness of North Dakota — our economy, jobs, quality of place and recreational offerings. Companies or individuals in eastern North Dakota interested in donating to the campaign should contact David Williamson at 651-485-8101. In western North Dakota, contact Terry Fleck at 701-223-9768.

 

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          North Dakota's State-Owned Mill Plans Expansion   
By The Washington Times

North Dakota’s state-owned flour mill is undergoing a more than $27 million expansion that will make it the largest wheat-grinding factory in the U.S., its chief executive said.

Vance Taylor, the mill’s general manager, said the expansion at the Grand Forks facility is necessary to meet growing flour demand.

During its budget year that ended June 30, the mill shipped record 1.2 billion pounds of flour and recorded $13.3 million in profits, the second-highest in its 92-year-history.

“We had record shipments in last fiscal year, and that adds up to record bushels of wheat ground up by the mill,” Taylor said.

The state-owned flour mill began operating in 1922. The idea was pushed by the Nonpartisan League, which said it would provide an alternative market for North Dakota farmers’ grain. Most of the mill’s profits go into North Dakota’s general fund, which finances a variety of state programs.

The state Industrial Commission this month approved $19.8 million to increase capacity at the mill. The three-member panel headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple earlier this year approved $7.9 million for the expansion.

The mill buys most of its wheat from North Dakota farmers. It processes the state’s staple crop, hard red spring wheat, into bakery flour, which is used to make breads. It also mills durum into semolina and durum flour to make pasta. Most of the mill’s production is bulk to food makers. It also markets 5- and 10-pound bags of flour sold in grocery stores, along with packaged pancake flour and bread machine mixes.

North Dakota typically leads the nation in production of spring wheat and durum wheat.
The mill cleans, processes and mills more than 23 million bushels of spring and durum wheat ever year. The expansion, slated to begin next spring and finish next fall, will boost milling capacity by about 7.5 million bushels of hard spring week annually.

Taylor said the Grand Forks mill, the only such state-owned operation in the nation, currently grinds a near-equal amount of wheat as does a Nabisco-owed factory in Toledo, Ohio. The expansion would make the North Dakota mill the largest single milling site in the nation, he said.

Jim Peterson, marketing director for the North Dakota Wheat Commission, said the expansion also should help ease a backlog of grain shipments largely blamed on increased crude oil and freight shipments from the state’s booming oil patch.

“Logistics is a huge part of the equation,” Peterson said. “With the added pressure of oil movements, the closer the (wheat) processor and the ability to truck it to market is an added benefit.”

Bob Kuylen, who raises wheat and other crops in western North Dakota, said he trucks some of his wheat to the Grand Forks mill.

“The rail issue is one of the biggest issues there is for the farmer,” Kuylen said, while taking a break Thursday from harvesting wheat. “I think this is a good thing, especially with the rail issues. It means more capacity for farmers to get rid of some grain.”

North Dakota's State-Owned Mill Plans Expansion - The Washington Times 



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          2015 Tourism Grant Deadlines Nearing   
By ND Commerce - Tourism Division

North Dakota’s tourism entities have until August 29th to apply for two grants from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and North Dakota Tourism.
 
Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman says the event and marketing grants are important to not only the tourism industry partners who receive the funds, but to the state's tourism industry as a whole, "These funds allow tourism entities to expand their marketing efforts to promote their destination or event.” 
 
Events and Marketing Grant Programs
North Dakota Tourism directly sponsors two grant programs that provide a maximum of $5,000 in matching funds for promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans.
 
The Events Grant Program provides funds to communities and event promoters wanting to regionally promote their 2015 tourism-related event. Qualifications include:
  •     Must be two or more days in length.
  •     Must be an annual event (no centennial celebrations, etc.).
  •     Must be a unique event (e.g., no Fourth of July, Labor Day, etc., celebrations).
  •     Must have visitor appeal and growth potential.
 
The Marketing Grant Program provides funds to develop marketing materials to promote an experience, activity or place unique to the North Dakota. Qualifications include:
  •     At least 75 percent of marketing activities resulting from the grant must be promotional, focused on providing travel information.
  •     Communication must focus on illustrating unique North Dakota experiences in support of the state’s tourism branding, “North Dakota Legendary,” to maximize brand equity.
  •     Must demonstrate partnerships and regional collaboration in the promotional effort. Applications that package or cross-sell tourism experiences, education vacations and new technology-based marketing programs will be scored higher.
 
Applications for both the Events and Marketing Grant Programs must be received by August 29, 2014. Recipients of approved grants will receive 25 percent of the grant money within 90 days. The remaining 75 percent will be paid following the event or completed marketing project.
 
Applications for all three grants are available at http://www.ndtourism.com/industry/north-dakota-tourism-grants.  For more information on tourism grants, contact Dean Ihla with North Dakota Tourism at 701-328-3505 or dihla@nd.gov

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $284,673.50   
By ND Commerce

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for eight projects totaling $284,673.50 at its quarterly meeting July 22nd at the Rough Riders Hotel and Conference Facility in Medora.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Morning Joy Farm (Mercer) was awarded $26,250 for consideration in a farm diversification enhancement to their existing operation. The enhancement would utilize farm products to meet consumer demand for ready-to-eat foods and baked goods by building a commercial kitchen. Contact Annie Carlson at 701-447-2649 for additional information.
 
Buchholz Machine Shop (Lehr) was awarded $26,250 to transform a milk barn into a machine shop as well as purchasing a vertical milling machine to produce parts for area manufacturers. This will allow them to produce and promote their own products, which include an ice auger extension piece. Funds will be used for equipment and building materials. Contact Todd Buchholz at 701-321-2936 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Veterinary and Microbiology Sciences (Fargo) was awarded
$76,140 to defray costs associated with the purchase of supplies for the development and testing of a program to prevent illness from bacterial infectious from the transmission of bacteria to food processing equipment. Biofilm (communities of bacteria that attach to surfaces and one another) inhibitors will be infused into materials that are relevant in agricultural contexts, which can then be used for food processing equipment to prevent the transmission of pathogens. Funds will also partially support the salaries of the project personnel. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at 701-231-7848 for additional information.
 
Golden Growers Cooperative (Fargo) was awarded $75,000 for costs associated with a valuation study and market assessment for current and potential food ingredients, feed and renewable chemicals that can be produced or utilize from a corn wet mill facility.
It will also estimate the value of a corn wet mill based under various future market conditions. Contact Scott Stofferahn at 701-281-0468 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $50,000 to continue studying the role of nutrition in mammary cancer development. The study will investigate the effect of dietary canola oil and lipotropic nutrients in breast cancer development and growth. Over the years their research has shown the anticancer effect of lipocan nutrients. This innovative concept is aimed at the development of an anticancer nutraceutical product. Contact Dr. Chung Park at 701-231-7670 for additional information.
 
Crocus View Farms (Rock Lake) was awarded $5,407 to expand services and products by reaching out to provide educational and informative rural development programs to community groups. Services include the selling of baked goods, produce from garden, eggs, pumpkins, fall pumpkin patch picking, corn maze, hands-on animal experiences, bale climbing and many other rural environmental activities. Contact Carie
Moore at 701-303-0143 for additional information.
 
Red River Regional Council (Grafton) was awarded $28,361 to conduct a feasibility study that will calculate a cost benefit analysis of the Power Plant at the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC).  Ongoing development of the Power Plant will provide electricity, thermal output, and CO2 sequestration to power, heat, and enhance plant growth for future greenhouses and crop production.  Contact Dawn Keeley at 701-352-3550 for additional information.
 
The following project was awarded full funding with contingencies:
 
Amberland Foods Inc. (Harvey) was awarded $23,515 to make improvements to their products and create safer working conditions for employees. Providing nutritional information for their products will increase potential business opportunities by allowing them to approach health conscious customers, distributors, chains and specialty stores that require this type of labeling. Contact Tami Feist at 701-324-4804 for additional information.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held November 20, 2014 in Carrington.  Applications for the November meeting must be received by October 1st.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by September 1st.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at
www.NDAPUC.com or “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

 

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          North Dakota May Expand Wind Energy for Neighbors   
By Associated Press

North Dakota could play a larger role in generating wind energy to send its neighbors under new federal rules intended to curb carbon emissions, though the state is likely to keep relying almost entirely on coal to keep its own lights on.

The state has enormous wind potential. But with a population estimated to be less than 750,000, it remains a fairly small market for energy despite a spike in demand from its economic boom. That means additional wind output may likely be destined for other states.

The new Environmental Protection Agency rules, under which North Dakota needs to cut emissions by only around 11 percent, should lead to increased demand for coal alternatives in nearby states, said Tom Vinson, senior director of federal regulatory affairs at the American Wind Energy Association, a national trade association.

"Assuming that the transmission is sufficient, then North Dakota has potentially a major opportunity for exporting wind to help other states meet their compliance obligations — as well as using wind to meet your own obligation under the EPA rule," he said.

In 2013, 79 percent of North Dakota's electricity generation came from coal, 16 percent came from wind and 5 percent came from hydroelectric sources, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The American Wind Energy Association said North Dakota has a capacity of 1,681 megawatts of wind energy installed, and 633 megawatts under construction will expand its capacity significantly. The group says North Dakota already ranks sixth in the nation in terms of the percentage of electricity generated by wind.

The EPA rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent nationwide by 2030 could increase reliance on some of the state's other power sources. But since North Dakota's cut is comparatively small and barriers remain on energy sources like natural gas, coal will likely remain the dominant source.

When the new regulations were announced, North Dakota's U.S. senators stood by coal. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said the country needs policies that support coal, and Sen. John Hoven said the new rules would hurt the economy and North Dakota because of coal's dominance.

Lignite, the type of coal mined in North Dakota, is considered a low-grade coal and criticized by opponents as the dirtiest burning coal. But it's not subject to the price swings that oil and natural gas are, making it a much more reliable energy source, said Steve Van Dyke, a spokesman for the Lignite Energy Council.

North Dakota has the second-largest lignite reserves in the world after Australia — enough economically recoverable to last 800 years at current usage, he said.

"Coal has really been the old faithful of North Dakota's economy, and that's for the last 40 to 50 years," Van Dyke said.

Here's a look at the likely future of other sources:

—Natural Gas: Basin Electric Power Cooperative based in Bismarck has one fully operational natural gas peaking station and one that is partially functional in North Dakota. But peaking stations run only at times of high demand, meaning they have a very limited impact on the state's power portfolio. The state currently burns off, or flares, more than 300 million cubic feet of natural gas every day, or 30 percent of what is produced in the state. To utilize that gas being wasted, pipelines need to reach remote areas of oil production to the plants where gas can be processed. And of the 70 percent or so of gas that is captured, much of it and the products pulled from it are shipped out of state.

—Water: Hydroelectricity will likely not play a major role in further reducing the state's emissions because it currently uses more of the power than its Garrison Dam produces, said Randy Wilkerson, spokesman for the Western Area Power Administration, a marketing agency within the U.S. Department of Energy.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $304,808    
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for eleven projects totaling $304,808 at its quarterly meeting July 22nd at the Rough Riders Hotel and Conference Facility in Medora.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Amberland Foods Inc. (Harvey) is requesting $23,515 to make improvements to their products and create safer working conditions for employees. Providing nutritional information for their products will increase potential business opportunities by allowing them to approach health conscious customers, distributors, chains and specialty stores that require this type of labeling. Contact Tami Feist at 701-324-4804 for additional information.
 
Morning Joy Farm (Mercer) is requesting $26,250 for consideration in a farm diversification enhancement to their existing operation. The enhancement would utilize farm products to meet consumer demand for ready-to-eat foods and baked goods by building a commercial kitchen. Contact Annie Carlson at 701-447-2649 for additional information.
 
Buchholz Machine Shop (Lehr) is requesting $26,250 to transform a milk barn into a machine shop as well as purchasing a vertical milling machine to produce parts for area manufacturers. This will allow them to produce and promote their own products, which include an ice auger extension piece. Funds will be used for equipment and building materials. Contact Todd Buchholz at 701-321-2936 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Veterinary and Microbiology Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $76,140 to defray costs associated with the purchase of supplies for the development and testing of a program to prevent illness from bacterial infectious from the transmission of bacteria to food processing equipment. Biofilm (communities of bacteria that attach to surfaces and one another) inhibitors will be infused into materials that are relevant in agricultural contexts, which can then be used for food processing equipment to prevent the transmission of pathogens. Funds will also partially support the salaries of the project personnel. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at 701-231-7848 for additional information.
 
Golden Growers Cooperative (Fargo) is requesting $75,000 for costs associated with a valuation study and market assessment for current and potential food ingredients, feed and renewable chemicals that can be produced or utilize from a corn wet mill facility. It will also estimate the value of a corn wet mill based under various future market conditions. Contact Scott Stofferahn at 701-281-0468 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $50,000 to continue studying the role of nutrition in mammary cancer development. The study will investigate the effect of dietary canola oil and lipotropic nutrients in breast cancer development and growth. Over the years their research has shown the anticancer effect of lipocan nutrients. This innovative concept is aimed at the development of an anticancer nutraceutical product. Contact Dr. Chung Park at 701-231-7670 for additional information.
 
Crocus View Farms (Rock Lake) is requesting $5,407 to expand services and products by reaching out to provide educational and informative rural development programs to community groups. Services include the selling of baked goods, produce from garden, eggs, pumpkins, fall pumpkin patch picking, corn maze, hands-on animal experiences, bale climbing and many other rural environmental activities. Contact Carie Moore at 701-303-0143 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Agribusiness and Applied Economics (Fargo) is requesting $22,246 to facilitate a study to develop a supply schedule for flax straw delivered to a torrefaction facility located in southeast North Dakota. Results of the study will be validated and complemented by meetings and a mail survey to potential flax growers and flax straw suppliers. Grant funds will also be used for faculty to oversee the project.  Contact Juan Murguia at 701-231-6640 for additional information.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
 

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          Officials Launch National Find the Good Life in North Dakota Workforce Recruitment Campaign   
Sanford Health and Scheels each invest $50,000 to support the campaign

Fargo, N.D. – Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley and Wally Goulet, North Dakota Economic Development Foundation (NDEDF), officially launched the state’s national workforce recruitment campaign. The Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign is aimed at attracting skilled workers from around the country to fill the state’s current and future workforce needs.
 
Wrigley cited the April Online Job Openings Report to emphasize the importance of the campaign. According to the report, there were 25,653 open jobs in North Dakota in April, the highest number of jobs ever listed in the state.
 
“The demand for skilled workers in North Dakota has never been higher,” said Wrigley. “And the need is not just in the Bakken, it’s statewide. In fact, the largest demand for skilled workers is right here in Cass County.”
 
Find the Good Life in North Dakota is targeting skilled workers in health care, energy, transportation, information technology, construction, STEM-related fields and many others. The campaign will run in states with high unemployment and under employment rates to raise awareness of the myriad of opportunities and great quality of life available in North Dakota.
 
Wrigley added, “It’s estimated that 250,000 service men and women will be exiting the armed forces in the coming years. These men and women who valiantly served their country bring exceptional skills and work ethic to the civilian job market. We want them to start their next career in a state with excellent career opportunities and a great quality of life.”
 
“Now that our state is making real progress on infrastructure issues like housing, roads and schools, the foundation believes the time has come to begin also aggressively recruiting the skilled labor our state needs to succeed today and into the future,” said Goulet.
 
The campaign will use a targeted, multi-pronged marketing campaign that includes:
  • Digital advertising targeting job seekers in states with an available workforce with the skill sets we need in North Dakota and high levels of under and unemployment. The campaign will primarily target 15 states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • Digital advertising and on-the-ground events targeting veterans and current military members who will soon be transitioning out of the military.
  • In-state print and digital advertising targeting North Dakotans and asking them to invite their friends and family to find the good life here.
  • A regional and national public relations campaign to raise awareness of North Dakota as a great place to live and work.
  • A web portal (www.findthegoodlifeinnorthdakota.com) where job seekers can find the information they need to make a new life in North Dakota, including active links to the North Dakota Job Service employment listings.
  • Tools to help communities and companies retain existing North Dakota workers and residents.
 
According to Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota Department of Commerce, “The new workforce recruitment website is key to the Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign’s success. The website will act as an information hub for jobseekers so they can easily learn about career opportunities, housing, training and fun things to see and do in North Dakota.”
 
Sanford Health and Scheels each invests $50,000 in campaign  
 
In addition to the campaign launch, Paul Richard, president, Sanford Fargo Medical Center, presented the NDEDF with a $50,000 check as an investment in the Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign.
 
“Today, North Dakota is seeing unprecedented population growth, which increases the need for health care in communities across the state and the demand for skilled health care workers,” Richard said. “Our ability to attract and retain this workforce is essential to achieving our organization’s mission and why Sanford Health is supporting the Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign,”
 
It was also announced that Scheels has signed on as a partner and invested $50,000 in the Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign.
 
“North Dakota has been blessed with the best economy in the nation,” said Steve Scheels, president, Scheels. “If we are to keep the keep this economy on track, North Dakota must attract and retain the skilled workforce business needs to take full advantage of the opportunities our state offers.”
 
For more information about Find the Good Life in North Dakota, visit www.findthegoodlifeinnorthdakota.com

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          North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Announces New Workforce Recruitment Campaign   
By North Dakota Economic Development Foundation
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation today announced a new workforce recruitment campaign aimed at attracting a permanent private-sector workforce to meet the growing needs of North Dakota’s robust economy. The “Find the Good Life in North Dakota” campaign will use targeted marketing and event strategies to attract potential new residents to North Dakota.
 
The campaign will emphasize the career opportunities available in North Dakota and promote the qualities that make North Dakota a great place to live, work and raise a family. It is being developed to target people in states with chronic unemployment, and people in industries that are high-demand in North Dakota, including: engineering, healthcare, energy, skilled trades, transportation and information technology.
 
“We have been working hard to grow our economy and create jobs, and those efforts have paid off in big ways as North Dakota leads the nation in economic and job growth,” said Wrigley. “To sustain that growth, we need to ensure that the jobs we are creating are filled with highly-skilled workers, and this campaign is a tremendous opportunity to expand our workforce and promote the quality of life that North Dakota has to offer.”
 
The campaign is also placing an emphasis on attracting veterans and active military transitioning to civilian life and employment. It is estimated that 250,000 service men and women will be exiting the armed forces in the coming years and the campaign will invite them to start their next career in North Dakota.
 
“Find the Good Life in North Dakota” is a public-private partnership led by the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation. The State of North Dakota has provided $400,000 in matching funds to launch the project. “Find the Good Life in North Dakota” is set to launch in May 2014.
 
Steve McNally, Hess Corporation’s general manager of the company’s North Dakota operations, presented the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation with a $400,000 check as an investment in the “Find the Good Life in North Dakota” campaign. “Like many businesses, Hess is faced with tremendous workforce needs,” said McNally. “We want to hire workers who, like us, believe in the exciting opportunities North Dakota has to offer.”
 
“We’re a state with great schools, friendly people, supportive and safe communities, arts and entertainment, tremendous outdoor recreation and, of course, great job opportunities,” said Wally Goulet, chair, North Dakota Economic Development Foundation. “In the end, our goal is to ensure our state has the workforce it needs to take full advantage of the opportunities we have all worked so hard to create and foster.”
 
The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is charged with helping the governor and Department of Commerce develop and execute strategies that improve our state’s competitiveness and increase economic growth.
 

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          APUC Commited Funding Requests Totaling $389,727   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $389,727 at its quarterly meeting held February 20th at the Choice Financial Community Board Room in Grafton.
 
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Cummings Ag Inc. (Buxton) was awarded $58,069 to defray costs associated with implementing a marketing plan which will include: new corporate branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising and trade shows.
 
Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finely) was awarded $87,593 to defray costs related to a detailed market research project. The project will help to verifying and pinpointing the potential customer base; fund a marketing campaign, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions.
 
NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $83,765 to help fund research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls.
 
Bio-Sunn, Inc (Garrison) was awarded $92,000 to hire a consulting firm for conducting a final feasibility study necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing for constructing a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products.
 
NDSU – North Central Research Center and Dept of Plant Sciences (Fargo/Minot) was awarded $33,100 to help cover costs necessary to conduct research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine. 
 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (Carrington) was awarded $35,200 to explore the potential for bioremediation of marginal and saline regions using industrial beets. The grant funds will be used to support agronomy research technicians and student assistants to carry out the day-to-day tasks of the research.  Funding will also supports research materials and supplies, soil and leaf sample analysis, travel to the off-station locations and meetings to present the results.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held May 15th, 2014 in Williston.  Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1st.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by December 1st.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.  For additional information, please visit www.NDAPUC.com.
 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $545,822   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $545,822 at its quarterly meeting. This review is scheduled for February 20th at the Choice Financial – Community Board Room in Grafton.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finley) is requesting $87,593 to defray costs to fund a detailed market research to verify and pinpoint the potential customer base; fund the marketing campaign to launch pre-market activity to include market literature, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions. Contact David Fiebelkorn at 701-524-1150 for additional information.
 
Cummings Ag Inc (Buxton) is requesting $58,069 to assist in funding for the implement the marketing plan developed by Anchor marketing which includes:  new branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising (Google and other online sources), and several trade shows to break the new services of Cummings Ag Inc, into the marketplace. Contact Tracy Bjerke at 701-847-3125 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $83,765 to defray costs for research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls. Contact Dr. Teresa Bergholz at 701-231-7692 for additional information.
 
NDSU – North Central Research Center and Plant Sciences (Minot/Fargo) is requesting $66,850 to help research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine.  Funds will be utilized for salaries, supplies, travel, and greenhouse rental fees. Contact Harlene Hatterman-Valenti at 701-231-8536 for additional information.
 
NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Fargo) is requesting $82,345 to help cover costs of the development and commercialization of LaurusTech Industries devices and technologies could propel the company to market these devices to benefit ND agriculture and other industries, to safely improve the efficient handling of commodities and create job growth in the state.  Grand funds will be used to perform research and implement improvements to the current generation product to allow it to be used in hazardous locations such as grain handling facilities. Contact Rob Sailer at 231-5347 for additional information.
 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (Carrington) is requesting that $35,200 will explore the potential for bioremediation of marginal and saline regions using industrial beets, while utilizing the product as a livestock feed. The grant funds will be used to support agronomy research technicians and student assistants to carry out the day-to-day tasks of the research.  Funding will also supports research materials and supplies, soil and leaf sample analysis, travel to the off-station locations and meetings to present the results. Contact Mike Ostlie at 701-652-2951 for additional information.
 
Bio-Sunn (Garrison) is requesting $132,000 to defray costs associated with conducting a final feasibility and market studies necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing to construct a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products. Contact Thomas Chuckel at 602-234-5383 for additional information.

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          Marketing and Communications Intern - Weengushk Film Institute - M'chigeeng, ON   
To manage marketing volunteers when required. The Marketing and Communications Intern is involved in developing marketing campaigns that promote Weengushk Film... $35,000 a year
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          Nokia Technologies bổ nhiệm CEO Samsung Electronics Bắc Mỹ làm giám đốc điều hành   
Nghe có vẻ hơi phức tạp nhưng Nokia Technologies - công ty Nokia Phần Lan chịu trách nhiệm tạo ra các sản phẩm sức khỏe như Withings hay thực tế ảo, camera OZO - đã bổ nhiệm Gregory Lee làm giám đốc điều hành của họ ở khu vực Bắc Mỹ. Lee vốn là CEO của Samsung Electronics ở Bắc Mỹ, một vị trí rất cao phụ trách không chỉ điện thoại mà còn TV, các sản phẩm dân dụng của Samsung ở khu vực này.

Với việc bổ nhiệm Lee, Nokia cho thấy quyết tâm mở rộng ra các sản phẩm dành cho người dùng cuối cũng như đưa tên tuổi Nokia quay trở lại. Gregory Lee sẽ làm việc ở California, báo cáo trực tiếp cho chủ tịch và CEO Nokia toàn cầu Rajeev Suri.

Cũng cần nhấn mạnh là "phạm vi quyền lực" của ông Lee sẽ nằm ở Bắc Mỹ, không phải là toàn cầu như một số thông tin mà chúng ta tiếp nhận gần đây. Lee đã làm việc ở Samsung được 13 năm, trước đó ông công tác ở P&G, Kellog và Johnson & Johnson. Ở Samsung, Lee từng nắm giữ những vị trí rất cao: Giám đốc marketing...
          Photo Coverage: Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule Band Play The Penthouse   

When you're marketing a spectacular SoHo Penthouse that has a Steinway B piano and you come from the world of cabaret what do you do? Super Real Estate impresarios Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon filled it with the music of songstress Allyson Briggs with her band Fleur Seule, (a favorite of The Rainbow Room) and have a party for your eclectic group of friends.

Fleur Seule is an authentic 1940s Jazz, Swing, & Ballroom band that plays hits from all around the world. Songbird/Bandleader Allyson Briggs sings in 7 languages to accommodate a wide variety of New York audiences.

The band provided the perfect ambiance for this special evening. Whether an All-American USO style set, or an exotic voyage through Europe, Fleur Seule can take you on a memorable musical journey, as they revive hits made famous by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis, Jr., Louis Armstrong, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, and more.

Fleur Seule plays Swing Era hits, Jazz standards, and Ballroom classics that transport you to the 1940s: The times of big bands and glamorous evenings of live music and dancing in clubs renowned for their entertainment, Hollywood profiles, and musical variety. Led by vocalist Allyson Briggs, this dynamic band of old souls will have you humming along to timeless music. With a repertoire that includes beloved songs of France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States, and more, there is a song for everyone to enjoy. They cover hits of many artists who contributed to the Big Band sound, along with Fleur Seule's original songs, penned by their Songbird!

Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon met in the world of music, Christine Ebersole officiated at their wedding and good friend Michael Feinstein was at the piano. They now are two of New York's top brokers and sing the praises of New York Real Estate.

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Eda Sorokoff, Mickey Conlon, Paul Kreppel, Murphy Cross


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          Product Marketing Manager - Cargill - Singapore   
Position Purpose & Summary Cargill Metals Supply Chain (CMSC) works with customers in the global trading and distribution of Iron Ore and Steel products.
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          CuboCasa.it - negozio affitto Perugia   
SEMICENTRO PERUGIA, PROGETTO DI MARKETING URBANO: AFFITTO LOCALE COMMERCIALE CON MARCHIO DI QUALITÀ. IN VIA CACCIATORI DELLE ALPI, ADIACENTE PIAZZA PARTIGIANI,......
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VENDITA EDICOLA GIORNALI NEL CENTRO STORICO DI PERUGIA. PROGETTO DI MARKETING URBANO E BORGO UNIVERSITARIO: REALE OPPORTUNITA’ DI UN TUO......
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          Tourism Executive - Gruppo McArthurGlen - Castel Romano, Lazio   
Identify, implement and monitor cooperative marketing projects with key tour operators and relevant industry partners to support and promote the Centre Designer...
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          tecnico del web marketing - Roma, Lazio   
PREDISPOSIZIONE AL LAVORO AUTONOMO IN UN CONTESTO DI SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA. Descrizione Profilo Professionale:....
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           Planet Hustle. (Entertainment)   

Planet Hustle. 1.0


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Entertainment
Price: Free, Version: 1.0 (iTunes)

Description:

Planet Hustle is an international entertainment company located in the United States and South Korea that specializes in event marketing, artist booking and artist management. Downloading the Planet Hustle application gives you special deals, promotions and discounts from Seoul's restaurants, bars and clubs that regular consumers don't have access to. Also it gives you special discounts on drinks and entry at Planet Hustle events! Download the Planet Hustle app and start saving money now!

플래닛허슬은 미국과 한국에서 국제적인 엔터테인먼트 회사 입니다. 우리는 이벤트 마케팅과 아티스트 부킹 그리고 아티스트 관리 를 합니다. 플래닛허슬 앱을 다운로드 하시면 서울의 식당과 바 그리고 클럽에서의 혜택, 프로모션과 할인을 받으실수 있습니다. 그리고 앱으로 Planet Hustle 이벤트 입장료랑 음료 할인받으실 수 있습니다! 지금 플래닛허슬 앱을 다운로드를 하세요. 그러면 돈을 아끼실수 있습니다!

Planet Hustle.


          Curso de técnicas de escaparatismo en Alicante   


¡Hola chicas! Tenía muchas ganas de hablaros de un curso que estoy pesando realizar, la verdad es que me parece que trata un tema muy interesante para todos los que amamos este mundo de la moda y las tendencias (aunque también se puede aplicar en otras artes). Es un curso de Técnicas de Escaparatismo, en el que aprenderemos a montar un escaparate de la mano de dos grandes profesionales. La parte práctica la imparte Raul Gil, jefe de escaparatismo, marketing y merchandising de El Corte Inglés, y la parte teórica Rosa Montoya, licenciada en Socialogía y especializada en marketing y publicidad.

Lo mejor de todo es que es presencial, y se realiza en Alicante, en AM estudio, un estudio de interiores ubicado en pleno centro de la ciudad (Plaza Ruperto Chapí, 1). Además, tengo la suerte de conocer a la persona que hay detrás de este creativo proyecto por el trabajo tan impecable que lleva realizando desde hace más de 15 años en Alicante y Murcia, Asun Montoya.

Es la segunda edición que se realiza y tiene una duración de 12 horas. Se realizará en dos días, jueves 27 de noviembre (6 horas teóricas) y viernes 28 de noviembre (6 horas prácticas). Algo importante es que es 100% bonificable para trabajadores. Lo bueno es que los trabajadores podrán formarse sin coste alguno para su empresa y la empresa podrá beneficiarse de los conocimientos que adquiere el trabajador :).

Os indico a continuación el programa del curso:


Aquí podéis ver algunas imágenes (perdondad la calidad, pero fueron tomadas con el móvil) de la edición anterior,la verdad es que los escaparates de los alumnos parecen verdaderas obras de arte.


Si tenéis cualquier duda o queréis ampliar información no dudéis en contactar con Asun Montoya.



Y si os ha gustado el curso... mañana os contaré una sorpresa en el blog. 
¡Estad atentos! :)



          Look para ir a la oficina: ¡el protagonismo es para los accesorios!   


¡Hola bonitas! ¿Cómo ha ido la semana? Muchas de vosotras me habéis preguntado qué ha sido de mi, por qué he publicado tan poco... ¿Sigo con el blog? ¡Pues claro que sí! Veréis, no os lo he querido contar antes porque soy de las que cree que si cuentas las cosas buenas no se cumplen. Pero sois una parte muy importante de mi, así que os lo tengo que contar! 

He empezado a trabajar :). De lo mío, de lo que me gusta, en este sector y en una empresa que me encanta. En uno de los departamentos de marketing más bonitos que podía imaginarme y con unas compañeras geniales que me están ayudando muchísimo. Estas semanas han sido un poco raras, porque he tenido que cambiar todos mis horarios, adaptarme, compaginar eventos, reuniones, etc. Ahora que tengo un poco de tiempo para sentarme y reflexionar quería contároslo. ¡Sigo aquí! Con algunas ojeras pero inmensamente feliz por haber "sobrevivido".

Inevitablemente os hablaré más de estilismos para ir a la oficina, ya que necesito nutrirme de toda la información posible para intentar no caer en looks aburridos. Hoy os muestro uno de los que llevé hace unos días, estrenando mi nueva preciosidad de Volum bags. Es un bolso tipo vintage en cuatro tonos que combinan de maravilla, además lleva un asa larga por si lo queremos llevar de bandolera. Me pareció ideal tanto para vaqueros como para outfits más sobrios, dando al bolso el protagonismo que se merece. ¿Qué me decís de la falda? Fue un flechazo a primera vista de H&M, por sólo 29,90€. Un básico al que le estoy dando mucho uso. Y el collar joya de Lefties, creo que me costó menos de 10€ ♥.

Me apetecía mucho enseñaros también mi nuevo sombrero cloché en verde botella de Jamir. No lo he podido lucir todavía porque el calor que ha hecho en Alicante ha sido cuanto menos otoñal, pero este tipo de gorros me parecen muy ponibles, además de favorecedores. Lo mejor es que es de una empresa alicantina que lleva diseñando sombreros, tocados y pamelas desde 1850. Echad un vistazo a su web porque tienen unos modelos impresionantes: www.jamir.com.









¡Que paséis una feliz semana! ♥ ♥ 

Elena.


          Services Composition: ViewModel Composition - Take 3   

Ci siamo lasciati a questo punto, con una overview ancora architetturale di come funzionano le cose:

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Il commento di Raffaele mi da lo spunto per entrare un minimo nel tecnico:

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Back-end

Facciamo un esempio con il mero scopo di capire come potrebbero funzionare nella realtà le cose.

Marketing è un nostro sistema interno scritto in .NET che espone un’API tramite WebAPI. Sales è un’istanza di SalesForce che paghiamo profumatamente. Shipping sono i servizi del/i corriere/i espresso/i che ci forniscono servizi e li possiamo interrogare sempre tramite un’API basata su HTTP. Warehouse è sempre un nostro sistema interno scritto in Node.js. Infine Publishing, che abbiamo detto essere, dal punto di vista logico, un processo di Marketing è un mero Key/Value store in cui dato un ID di prodotto possiamo sapere se è disponibile on-line o meno: quindi Key = ID prodotto, Value = true/false.

IT/Ops Composition Engine

Il Composition Engine altro non è che un reverse proxy che ha lo scopo di implementare un API Gateway, implementato nell’esempio disponibile online con ASP.NET Core. Data la tecnologia del gateway, ogni team dei servizi di cui sopra produrrà un assembly con delle classi che implementano interfacce definite dal Gateway stesso. Questi assembly saranno deployati insieme al Gateway il quale li caricherà via IoC.

/products/123

Abbiamo bisogno di visualizzare un prodotto, la cui chiave è “123”. Per il client il web server a cui rivolgersi è il reverse proxy, quindi la richiesta HTTP “/products/123” viene gestita dal nostro fidato API Gateway. Il quale Gateway ovviamente non sa che fare, se non:

  • Iterare su tutte le classi che implementano IRouteInterceptor (uso la terminologia dell’esempio) e chiedere se sono interessate a gestire la rotta “/products/123” (istanze che potrebbero essere ovviamente cachate per URL).
  • Creare in memoria un ViewModel vuoto, ad esempio un dictionary o un oggetto dymanic.
  • Invocare tutti i route interceptor interessati a gestire la richiesta corrente passando ad ognuno il ViewModel di cui sopra.
    • Ogni route interceptor, data la rotta corrente, è pensato per interagire con il suo backend e quindi recuperare le informazioni necessarie a soddisfare la porzione di richiesta che spetta a lui
  • Aspettare che tutti abbiano finito :-).
  • Ritornare il ViewModel come risposta HTTP.

Concludendo

A questo punto ci aspettiamo che il ViewModel sia riempito con dati pertinenti, ma non è così semplice come sembra. Se osserviamo i servizi/processi da cui siamo partiti c’è una cosa che probabilmente ci salta all’occhio ed è che Publishing comanda, se nel Key/Value Store il valore per “123” è false significa che il prodotto non deve essere visualizzato e che quindi tutti gli altri non devono fare nulla. L’ordine di esecuzione è una rogna, perché implica accoppiamento per certi versi, è una rogna che quindi vorremmo evitare.

Al prossimo giro, però :-)


          Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Foolish Investment Idea   

Olympia, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be a Foolish Investment Idea

Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/olympia-washington-reason-94-why-joining-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-foolish-investment-idea-827046.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Regrettable Investment Idea   

Orange, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Regrettable Investment Idea

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity. .

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orange-ca-reason-93-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-regrettable-investment-idea-827045.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Unacceptable Choice   

Paradise, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Ddesktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be a Unacceptable Choice

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

When people needed or wanted something in the old days, they'd look up information in the yellow pages.  Today, people turn to search engines to find what they want or need.

Each day, on average, Google searches currently total over 400,000,000.  When people are looking to purchase something they want/need, more-and-more they're going "on line" to find out what other people think or say about a certain product, service or brand.  The relevancy that influences people's buying behavior is other people's conversations.  That's if they can find a conversation and if it provides the value that people are looking for.  If one can learn "how" to use social media correctly then they'll understand "what" the market is looking for and "where" they are looking.

To sum up:
For many, the Web isn't a place to look for information — it's the only place.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/paradise-nv-reason-90-why-join-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-unacceptable-choice-827042.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Orem, UTAH Reason #92 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May Be a Poor Investment Idea   

Orem, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Orem, UTAH Reason #92 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May be a Poor Investment Idea

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Key Points

SEO: G3 Development provides search engine optimized articles once each week to literally 'train' the search engines to index content more frequently. In addition, our articles are optimized with keywords and customized links that help search engines measure relevance and connectivity with related sites.

Localization: Localized searching is becoming more and more important as mobile devices and local networks leverage geo-tagging for prioritizing search results for consumers. Search engines now consider where the client is and provides search results based on the location. Considering this, G3 Development provides geo-centric keyword optimization to help distinguish content and take advantage of localized searching.

Customization: Each article contains personalized content including names, contact information, and personal variables. In this way G3 provides customized content that has a unique profile, forcing search engines to consider each blog in the network as unique. Participants enjoy a customized experience and feel 'ownership' of the content, encouraging sharing and promotion.

Social Media: Each article published by G3 Development contains sharing badges for the leading social networks, making our customized content as easy to share as a single click. Participants who have Facebook, Delicious, Digg, MySpace or Twitter accounts can share their articles with their friends easily and quickly. Readers can also share the articles, making them even more extensive and valuable. Participants with an aggressive social media plan can share their blog content knowing that the links in each article will bring readers back to their respective Home page.

Compliance: G3's articles are written by professionals, participants do not have to worry about compliance issues and enjoy a certain level of comfort in knowing that content that holds up to communication standards.

Synergy: Because G3 publishes the same foundational article to each participant, the organization moves together as a whole with a common message and a consistent conversation. Group synergy can be achieved and synchronized for special events, new product releases, and special news stories, etc.

Blogging: Participants have the option to blog their own content. This exciting opportunity allows achievers to set themselves apart and to extend their reach with personal stories and experiences. G3 Development provides complete access to the blog and video training content designed to introduce participants to blogging.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:

1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."

2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.

3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.

4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.

5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.

6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities – while the competition is.

7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orem-utah-reason-92-why-donating-to-the-regional-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-offering-may-be-a-poor-investment-idea-827044.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Bad Investment Idea   

Overland Park, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Bad Investment Idea

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/overland-park-ks-reason-91-why-financially-supporting-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-may-be-a-bad-investment-idea-827043.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Dreadful Choice   

Park City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Dreadful Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/park-city-utah-reason-89-why-purchasing-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-dreadful-choice-827041.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Cottonwood Heights, UTAH Reason #193 Why Sourcing Your Local Reputation-Management Needs and Custom Blog Content Creation to www.G3-Development.co Is Colorful   

Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.

As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.

Webmasters and content providers began optimizing sites for search engines in the mid-1990s, as the first search engines were cataloging the early Web. Initially, all webmasters needed to do was to submit the address of a page, or URL, to the various engines which would send a "spider" to "crawl" that page, extract links to other pages from it, and return information found on the page to be indexed. The process involves a search engine spider downloading a page and storing it on the search engine's own server, where a second program, known as an indexer, extracts various information about the page, such as the words it contains and where these are located, as well as any weight for specific words, and all links the page contains, which are then placed into a scheduler for crawling at a later date.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media, it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,

"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

By 2004, search engines had incorporated a wide range of undisclosed factors in their ranking algorithms to reduce the impact of link manipulation. In June 2007, The New York Times' Saul Hansell stated Google ranks sites using more than 200 different signals. The leading search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, do not disclose the algorithms they use to rank pages. Some SEO practitioners have studied different approaches to search engine optimization, and have shared their personal opinions.  Patents related to search engines can provide information to better understand search engines.

In 2005, Google began personalizing search results for each user. Depending on their history of previous searches, Google crafted results for logged in users. In 2008, Bruce Clay said that "ranking is dead" because of personalized search. He opined that it would become meaningless to discuss how a website ranked, because its rank would potentially be different for each user and each search.

In December 2009, Google announced it would be using the web search history of all its users in order to populate search results.

Google Instant, real-time-search, was introduced in late 2010 in an attempt to make search results more timely and relevant. Historically site administrators have spent months or even years optimizing a website to increase search rankings. With the growth in popularity of social media sites and blogs the leading engines made changes to their algorithms to allow fresh content to rank quickly within the search results.

In February 2011, Google announced the Panda update, which penalizes websites containing content duplicated from other websites and sources. Historically websites have copied content from one another and benefited in search engine rankings by engaging in this practice, however Google implemented a new system which punishes sites whose content is not unique.  In April 2012, Google launched the Google Penguin update the goal of which was to penalize websites that used manipulative techniques to improve their rankings on the search engine.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-heights-utah-reason-193-why-sourcing-your-local-reputation-management-needs-and-custom-blog-content-creation-to-wwwg3-developmentco-is-colorful-827050.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
G3 Development
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Phoenix Arizona Reason #84 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May Be a Foolish Choice   

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?
Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?
Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Phoenix Arizona Reason #84 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May be a Foolish Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:
(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/phoenix-arizona-reason-84-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-offering-may-be-a-foolish-choice-825867.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Long Beach, California Reason #297 Adam Green (www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Chocolate MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Purity   

Long Beach, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011. Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain International seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.'

Address: 825 East 1180 South, American Fork, UT, 84003
Phone: (801) 724-6606

https://twitter.com/rain_intl
https://www.facebook.com/wearerain
https://www.instagram.com/rain.international
https://www.youtube.com/c/RainInternationalofficial

https://myrainoffice.com/enroll/self_enroll_pc.php

Long Beach, California Reason #297 Adam Green (http://www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Chocolate MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (http://www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Purity

Coffee is one of society's staples. Rain International wants to make coffee even better. So, Rain decided to enhance it. They kept the same, nostalgic flavor, but added substance to coffee so that it's now a "Super Food" and an 'Infusion.' Rain took a proprietary, four-seed oil-blend and infused-it into each cup of their gourmet coffee. This blend is: Grapefruit-seed, Grape-seed, Pomegranate-seed, along with Black Cumin-seed which carry a wealth-of-benefits and nutrients. By combining the four-seed-oils into each coffee bean, Rain created a super-charged source of nutrition that converts average coffee into a source of health and wellness. https://rainintl.com/fused/seeds.

Rain International products are manufactured in a top-of-the-line facility, using only non-GMO ingredients. Their unique cold-press process leaves no harsh chemical waste; it does not emit harmful smoke into the atmosphere. The lack of harsh chemical and high heat proves beneficial to the seeds, keeping nutrition intact with mild processing. Rain is unique because they have control of their own manufacturing process. They ensure that every packet is of the highest quality and they stand behind each pouch. With both NSF (The Public Health and Safety Organization) and INFANCA certification, the consumer can trust their products to be of the highest quality. In process testing and inspection is performed to ensure cGMP standards are met.

Rain International ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ANTIOXIDANTS: Seed oils are possibly the most concentrated source of powerful antioxidants, which fight inflammation and fight all the damaging Free Radicals. Dangerous Free Radicals are produced whenever 'oxidation' occurs due to exposure from pesticides on food, tobacco smoke, fumes and pollutants in the air, etc. Each of us experiences all these harmful chemicals every single day, and balancing resulting radicals with antioxidants can help to prevent a big multitude of unhealthy conditions. Rain International is the innovative creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain's experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate proven-products.

https://rainintl.com/form

Black raspberry seeds contain antioxidant-like phytonutrients including 'Ellagitannins' and Antho-cyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that help-support many bodily functions and overall good-health. Antioxidants seek out and eliminate cell damaging substances, called Free Radicals. Free Radicals can occur naturally in the body or from exposure to environmental toxins. Although 'Ellagitannins' exist in most berries, raspberries contain the most potent levels. https://rainintl.com/soul. Scientists worldwide have studied and continue to unearth benefits of the ingredients found in Rain Core. Rain has found many nutrients combined are more powerful than one. With Rain's synergy of ingredients, greater results are being discovered and achieved.

WHY CHOOSE RAIN? Rain International's President and Founder, Byron Belka, is an ex-distributor in the Network Marketing Industry that personally excelled to expert echelons. With more than 10 years' experience in the Direct Sales Industry, Mr. Belka worked around the globe establishing teams of thousands of individuals who have earned over $100 million. With the creation of Soul, Rain's flagship product, Mr. Belka not only built a product that has had dramatic health benefits for communities around the world, but he has also opened up a new category of wellness products that is quickly revolutionizing health and generating wealth.

https://rainintl.com/management

About Rain International
Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011.

Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/long-beach-california-reason-297-adam-green-wwwadampaulgreencom-left-a-chocolate-mlm-company-and-joined-the-rain-international-team-wwwmyrainlifecomg3-was-the-black-cumin-seed-purity-826363.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Rain International
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: https://rainintl.com


          Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be an Atrocious Choice   

Peoria, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Peoria, AZ Reason #86 Why Aligning to the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be an Atrocious Choice

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

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Well Beyond
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          Phoenix, AZ Reason #83 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Regrettable Choice   

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?
Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?
Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

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G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Phoenix, AZ Reason #83 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Regrettable Choice

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

By 2004, search engines had incorporated a wide range of undisclosed factors in their ranking algorithms to reduce the impact of link manipulation. In June 2007, The New York Times' Saul Hansell stated Google ranks sites using more than 200 different signals. The leading search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo, do not disclose the algorithms they use to rank pages. Some SEO practitioners have studied different approaches to search engine optimization, and have shared their personal opinions.  Patents related to search engines can provide information to better understand search engines.

In 2005, Google began personalizing search results for each user. Depending on their history of previous searches, Google crafted results for logged in users. In 2008, Bruce Clay said that "ranking is dead" because of personalized search. He opined that it would become meaningless to discuss how a website ranked, because its rank would potentially be different for each user and each search.

In December 2009, Google announced it would be using the web search history of all its users in order to populate search results.

Google Instant, real-time-search, was introduced in late 2010 in an attempt to make search results more timely and relevant. Historically site administrators have spent months or even years optimizing a website to increase search rankings. With the growth in popularity of social media sites and blogs the leading engines made changes to their algorithms to allow fresh content to rank quickly within the search results.

In February 2011, Google announced the Panda update, which penalizes websites containing content duplicated from other websites and sources. Historically websites have copied content from one another and benefited in search engine rankings by engaging in this practice, however Google implemented a new system which punishes sites whose content is not unique.  In April 2012, Google launched the Google Penguin update the goal of which was to penalize websites that used manipulative techniques to improve their rankings on the search engine.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.
 
~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:
(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/phoenix-az-reason-83-why-donating-to-the-regional-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-may-be-a-regrettable-choice-825866.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Commis, service à la clientèle (6 mois) - Praxair - Vanier, QC   
Fortes habiletés de communication. Diplôme d’Études en administration, marketing ou dans un secteur apparenté à la vente, à la soudure et à la distribution de...
From Indeed - Mon, 08 May 2017 21:25:50 GMT - View all Vanier, QC jobs
          Executive Chef - Gate Keeper Restaurant - Okanagan, BC   
Participate in marketing events/activities and the creation of all print and electronic materials to market services as approved by the GM and within the... $45,000 a year
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:24:58 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          Project Manager - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Your Role in the Company Acro Media—an established Web development and marketing agency—is looking for a confident and organized project manager with...
From Acro Media Inc. - Wed, 24 May 2017 21:13:00 GMT - View all Okanagan, BC jobs
          IT Traffic Manager   
MD-Baltimore, Seeking a Traffic Manager to create accurate project schedules and work with all department leads to develop schedules for integrated projects that sync or overlap accordingly. You will also track/monitor job progress, including milestones to ensure deadlines are met along with other responsibilities. Knowledge and Skill Requirements: BA in design, marketing, communications, management or related
          Analyste en recherche marketing - Leger - Canada   
Montréal Salaire compétitif dans l’industrie Poste permanent / temps-plein Quand ? Immédiatement Qui sommes-nous Léger est la plus grande firme de sondage,
From Leger - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:30:58 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Lady GaGa to wear ribs to VMA's   

LADY GAGA'S
VMA PROPOSAL

A company wants Lady Gaga to wear meat to the MTV VMAs again this year -- for a good cause, of course.

Lady Gaga's 2010 MTV VMA meat dress

Lady Gaga made headlines in 2010 when she showed up to theMTV Video Music Awards wearing a meat dress. The dress served a purpose: Mother Monster wanted to show that we’re all the same on the inside, essentially we were "born this way."

Will lightning strike twice? One company certainly hopes so. PigoftheMonth.com put in a bid for Lady Gaga to wear their one-of-a-kind couture BBQ rib dress to this year’s VMAs.

"The sexy couture piece is made up of bones from their mouth watering Gourmet BBQ ribs and is a vision that the company cannot wait to reveal and refer to as 'Breathtaking Bone Art,'" PigoftheMonth.com told SheKnows in a statement.

"The company has teamed up with a well-known fashion designer whose designs have graced the runways of NY, London and Paris for the creative design not to be revealed until the VMAs if Lady Gaga does accept," they added.

Oh boy.

The campaign to get Gaga in their bones is the first push of the company’s "Bones for Hunger" marketing campaign. The program puts cash in the hands of starving artists for every rack of ribs ordered, eaten and mailed back to the company.

Mail bones after you eat the meat off them? Seems kind of morbid, even if it’s for a good cause. Can you imagine explaining to the postman why you’re mailing bones?

"The dress is expected to launch a spectrum of look alike trends after it has been debuted and will also be auctioned off following the debut to also benefit charity," PigoftheMonth.com added.

This has to be a joke, right? Nope!

"This is the opportunity for the dress to be viewed by millions of people at once. The amount of time and detail that has been placed into this couture piece has really been worth it and it is absolutely breathtaking. It was custom made to fit Lady Gaga’s unique style," PigoftheMonth.com marketing director Janice Bing told SheKnows.

"Our new marketing campaign is unique and original and those are the qualities that Lady Gaga continuously portrays. We definitely want her associated with the project."

Will Gaga accept? Stay tuned. In the meantime, we’re expecting PETA to respond in 3... 2... 1...



          Producer, Promotions - Nexstar Broadcasting - Buffalo, NY   
We are looking for someone who has opinions, isn’t afraid to bring new ideas to the table and wants to have fun! If you love marketing local news, can find
From Nexstar Broadcasting - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:31:57 GMT - View all Buffalo, NY jobs
          Marketing Manager, Media - HelloFresh - New York, NY   
We’re hiring a Manager, Media within our Growth and Analytics team to be a channel manager for Television(National, Local, Data-driven, In-Home Video), Audio...
From HelloFresh - Wed, 10 May 2017 00:03:28 GMT - View all New York, NY jobs
          SEO Manager - SignatureCare Emergency Center - Houston, TX   
Looking for a dynamic Individual with SEO/Digital Marketing experience, preferably in medical field, to join our Internet Marketing team. This full-time
From Indeed - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:10:45 GMT - View all Houston, TX jobs
          Global Planning Content Launch Manager - HP - Houston, TX   
Expertise and knowledge in the online space (web, email, search, database marketing, chat marketing, podcasting, blogging, privacy, e-business, etc), including...
From HP - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:35:09 GMT - View all Houston, TX jobs
          Audience Development Manager - Cox Media Group - Austin, TX   
Advanced knowledge of Internet technologies relevant to online advertising, social media, email marketing, podcasting, RSS feeds, and more....
From Cox Media Group - Tue, 02 May 2017 13:15:41 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          Coriant Announces Homayoun Razavi as Head of Global Sales and Marketing   
...hardware, services, and cloud-based companies. Razavi has held executive level positions at industry-leading companies, including BroadSoft ( News - Alert ) , Lucent, Ditech, Cascade Communications, and Ascend Communications. Prior to joining Coriant, Mr. Razavi worked as a consultant for NJK Holding Corporation ...

          Lunera Names Transformational Leader, John Bruggeman, Chief Executive Officer   
...marketing, services and support, and operations. With decades of executive leadership at market-leading companies like AOL ( News - Alert ) , Cadence, Lucent, Mercury, Netscape, Wind River, and most recently, as CEO of Traxpay, a privately-held B2B payments provider, John brings seasoned ...

          New Medical Services Website Landing Page Sample Highlights Consolidated MD’s Digital Marketing Experience   

The word is out!  As we have helped so many medical practices grow their businesses and we are excited to be on the cutting edge of using the latest web and marketing technologies.  With our Marketing Automation and general marketing experience, we are now using the proven system we set up for other websites to […]

The post New Medical Services Website Landing Page Sample Highlights Consolidated MD’s Digital Marketing Experience appeared first on Consolidated MD.


          Tourism bureau promotes Anaheim with a virtual reality tour   
Anaheim has entered the virtual world. The tourism and marketing arm of the city, Visit Anaheim, has introduced a virtual reality video giving people a first-person view of some of the city’s landmarks and popular venues. “We’re always looking for new ways to showcase our destination,” said Jay Burress, chief executive and president of Visit […]
          Permanent Link To Vagas Desenvolvedor Web : Curitiba :Pr - (curitiba)   
Formação:Superior em área de informática:Programação, Análise de Sistemas, Bacharel em informática e afins.Atividades:Desenvolvimento e manutenção de sites e e:commerces.Desenvolver sites sistemas com base em WordPress, Wix, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, JS e PHP;Desenvolver campanhas interativas, e programar e:mail marketing;Noções básicas de design (para layout do site).Experiência:Conhecimento nas ferramentas gráficas Photoshop e Illustrator.Conhecimento no WordPress, Wix, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, JS e PHP.Vivência com sistema de e:commerce pode ser um diferencial. (Vtex, Tray).Enviar pretensão salarialAtividades: As atividades a serem realizadas pelo profissional devem ser com total responsabilidade, eficiência e qualidade.Disponibilidade de início imediato.Ciudad: curitiba Source: https://www.tiptopjob.com/jobs/68586599_job.asp?source=backpage
          Your Resume Must Do More Than Catch a Recruiter’s Eye   

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While I recognize the role of recruiters, my position in the front line strategizing and writing effective resumes is grounded in 15 years’ experience. Candidates can be both creative and marketing-focused in their presentation and still attract the attention of the decision-makers (including recruiters). The drumbeat that candidates must strip down their […]

The post Your Resume Must Do More Than Catch a Recruiter’s Eye appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.


          Climate Product Marketing Manager- The Climate Corporation - MONSANTO - Canada   
Drive farmer and dealer demand for Climate products Maintain an in Depth knowledge of current and future Climate products and services Convert software and...
From Monsanto - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:59:08 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Marketing & Communications Intern - Almaguin Highlands Community Living - Sundridge, ON   
University or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university with a degree in Marketing/Public...
From Indeed - Wed, 10 May 2017 19:42:53 GMT - View all Sundridge, ON jobs
          Marketing and Communications Intern - Weengushk Film Institute - M'chigeeng, ON   
Candidates must be graduates, within the last three years, of post-secondary degree or diploma programs. To produce, purchase and place all advertising media,... $35,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:13:45 GMT - View all M'chigeeng, ON jobs
          Bilingual (Chinese) Marketing Specialist - Brightenview Development - Saskatchewan   
University Degree in Marketing or Communications. Coordinate with outside marketing agencies for print advertising and promotions....
From Brightenview Development - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:17:53 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          Marketing and Distribution Manager, Senior Manager - Brightenview Development - Saskatchewan   
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field. Develop and manage flawless execution of marketing strategies....
From Brightenview Development - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:17:11 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          Territory Sales Representative - Black Press Community News Media - Saskatchewan   
Previous sales and/or print advertising sales would be beneficial. Development marketing strategies and sell print advertising in our family of four...
From Black Press Community News Media - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:08:43 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          Digital Marketing Advisor - CONFORMiT - Quebec   
Working closely with the Marketing Manager and with the entire CONFORMiT team, the Digital Marketing Advisor coordinates digital marketing strategies with the...
From CONFORMiT - Fri, 19 May 2017 06:14:37 GMT - View all Quebec jobs
          Marketing Manager, Lifestyle (Retail + Food & Beverages) - Ontario Basketball - Ontario   
Create marketing partnerships with suppliers, company business units, and complementary brands that drive revenue and access new audiences....
From Ontario Basketball - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:29:14 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Merchandising Coordinator - Dufresne - Ontario   
Resource to support marketing and advertising. As a Merchandising Coordinator you will be responsible for the visual presentation of the store to ensure the...
From Dufresne - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:37:32 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Marketing and Sales Manager - Hayek Medical - Ontario   
Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs;...
From Hayek Medical - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:35:05 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Manager, Media & Marketing - NFL - National Football League - Ontario   
University degree or equivalent. Accountable for the planning, executing and reporting, for our NFL institutional media investments that support both our...
From National Football League - Tue, 30 May 2017 17:37:42 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Retail Visual Merchandising Project Manager - Transcontinental - Ontario   
This person will collaborate with The Home Depot internal Marketing and Advertising teams, thereby ensuring that all teams have the necessary information to...
From Transcontinental - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:46:50 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Director of Strategic Marketing - Meridia recruitment solutions - New Brunswick   
Managing the production of strategic and operational marketing activities, including regularly working with advertising agencies, vendors, designers, printers,...
From Meridia recruitment solutions - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:15:20 GMT - View all New Brunswick jobs
          Strategic Marketing Manager/ Gestionnaire en marketing stratégique - Meridia recruitment solutions - New Brunswick   
Managing the production of strategic and operational marketing activities, including regularly working with advertising agencies, vendors, designers, printers,...
From Meridia recruitment solutions - Fri, 19 May 2017 21:35:48 GMT - View all New Brunswick jobs
          Design a Logo by rgclark30   
Logo for a company called Jenga. I looking for a logo with the name Jenga in cursive with the name Dallas Chicago New York London Tokyo in (Helvetica) font in small size letter than the name Jenga. I want it under the name Jenga. This design with be use in many different ways, so I want every available format possible. I will be using logo on T Shirts, Hats, website and all other on all other marketing tools. Clean and Simple. I will be want more designs. (Prize: 20)
          5 Pitfalls of Influencer Marketing and How To Avoid Them   
...range of places, such as a person, group, brand, or place. Influencer marketing is not a new concept, although social media has changed the way products and brands are marketed. Today, anyone could call themselves “an ...
          It’s National Social Media Day! The Top News and Tips from 2017 (So Far)   
For small businesses with limited capacity for social media marketing, video is a sound investment. As mentioned, you can live stream on nearly any platform and generate incredible engagement, reactions, and new followers. It’... [article continues]
          A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Paid Advertising: Part 1   
Why is Paid Advertising on Social Media Necessary? If you’re a business owner or in the field of marketing or advertising, and you’re new to the world of social media paid advertising, this article is for you. With mor... [article continues]
          Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Reconciliation Canada - Lower Mainland, BC   
Support the logistics for Reconciliation Canada’s presence at community outreach events and cultural festivals....
From WorkInNonProfits.ca - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 21:14:24 GMT - View all Lower Mainland, BC jobs
          Media Values in Influencer Marketing – Earned, Owned and Paid Media Explained   
Owned Media includes all channels owned by the company or brand, like their website and service pages, blog, social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the like. Example of Instagram brand channel On Instagram, for example ...
          Stop All Social Media Activity (Organic) | Solve For A Profitable Reality   
This simple switch from the fuzzy Organic goals to concrete Paid goals will give the one thing your Social Media Marketing strategy was missing: Purpose. It is now easy to define why the heck are you spending money on Social Media? To drive short and ...
          Your Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Strategy Right Now   
Last year I made the case for social media marketing for small businesses in terms of why they need to even use it. According to the 2017 Social Media Marketing Industry Report from Social Media Examiner, 92% of marketers said that social media is ...
          Top 7 social media influencers who are killing it   
Since the launch of the internet, brands have been taking their businesses online and utilizing the many benefits that online marketing has for them. As the Internet grew, more and more brands have started to take it upon themselves to promote their ...
          Top digital marketing tips: The business pitfalls of being a digital dinosaur   
...we’re already doing fine” Perhaps your business is making plenty of sales without the aid of social media or an interactive website. But how many more could you be landing with the support of a strong digital marketing... [article continues]
          Don’t Get Stuck On Social Media Numbers   
The problem is that they miss the point of social media marketing. Social media marketing is about building relationships, sharing information and resources, all the while establishing credibility and customers for your food truck brand. Not stressing ...
          How to Use PR to Boost Your Content Marketing Program   
Now what? Your company writes a blog. Delivers a webinar. Creates an e-book and shares it on social media, the company website and through the customer database. Your organization watches for engagement and the sales team waits for the pipeline to fill.
          Steve Bartlett's Social Chain acquires viral gaming network   
Social Chain, the Manchester-headquartered social media marketing agency has snapped up a viral gaming network. The company has bought the viral gaming portfolio of US-based digital specialist Devise in a multimillion-dollar deal... [article continues]
          Industry bodies welcome kids' online junk food ad ban as lobbyists pledge to 'keep a close eye' on brands   
Rebecca Stewart is a reporter at The Drum with a remit to cover the latest developments in social media marketing and wider industry news. Based in Glasgow, she has interviewed key figures from brands like Airbnb, Amnesty International... [article continues]
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          Social Media and Business // Key Takeaways from the Sensis Social Media Report 2017   
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          How To Move from a Good to Great Content Marketing Strategy   
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          7 Content Marketing Tips For Small Business Owners   
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          Instagram turns to AI to tackle 'toxic' online abuse   
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          Social Chain acquires viral gaming portfolio Devise to become largest owner of gaming publishers on Facebook   
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          What Makes A Social Media Campaign Innovative?   
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          Back To Biz: The Rulebook For Starting Your Own Business   
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          Oakland University — Assistant Professor of Marketing   
...considered, but interests in brand management through integrated marketing communications, including Digital/Social Media Marketing are preferred. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and ...
          Development center for small businesses celebrates new offices in New Albany   
The center charges a minimal fee for workshops centered around skills like social media marketing and QuickBooks. Much of the help Southeast ISBDC provides is administered at its offices. Not too long ago, the nonprofit was sharin... [article continues]
          UAE Product Manager   
Job Extract Developing & driving marketing strategies and brand plans across the MENA region and continuous follow -up to ensure their implementation
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          Seth Godin at Sales Machine 2016   

This is the transcript of an interview I did this summer at Sales Machine 2016. You can listen to the audio of Seth Godin on Marketing Over Coffee. John: Today, we have a special guest. He’s the author of over a dozen bestselling books. He’s been on the show many times, and I’m very excited […]
          Regarding Disrupted   

Dan Lyons’ scathing tell all “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” came out last month and I’d been eagerly awaiting the book as have many in the Boston and marketing software communities. He tells of his time at Hubspot, the Cambridge-based startup that went all the way to IPO and took the lead as champion of […]
          SEO and Trade Show Tips   

  Just trying something new – this is the roundup of topics from Marketing Over Coffee. If you’d like to get these emailed to you, just subscribe here. This Week’s Podcast In which we use insider lingo Click to listen! Google Releases Search Quality Rating Guidelines A 160-page PDF document, aimed at helping Google Search Quality […]
          Sound and #MyHeadRoom   

Longtime readers know that I usually check in every six months or so with a sound update. Between loving music and producing the Marketing Over Coffee podcast I keep an eye on what’s happening in audio (and tend to spend more money than I should). I got a push this time from the folks at […]
          What’s Your Mobile Strategy?   

I had the opportunity to talk with Tom Webster about his new book: The Mobile Commerce Revolution. Here’s the transcript, or if you’re into audio you can listen to it over on Marketing Over Coffee. John: Tom Webster is here. He’s going to be talking about his brand-new book, The Mobile Commerce Revolution, written with Tim […]
          Kubki z logo danego klubu sprzedają się znakomicie przez okrągły rok   
Kubki z nadrukiem ładnie prezentują się na domowej półce czy w firmowej szafce. Kubki z logo pełnią funkcję użytkową i ozdobną. Właśnie połączenie tych dwóch elementów sprawia, że kubek reklamowy jest tak chętnie wykorzystywanym narzędziem przez marketingowców i pracowników działu promocji. Taki kubek reklamowy jest używany codziennie przez miliony osób. Robią sobie oni kawę rano, […]
          Believing, l'incubatore italiano di imprese innovative   
ecco l'ultima intervista rilasciata al portale Ufficiarredati

Innovazione e creatività sono i primi biglietti da visita di Gianfranco Chiarappa: in questa intervista ricca di acuti spunti di analisi, emergono poi passione e intelligenza di un imprenditore che sa guardare oltre i confini.

Gianfranco Chiarappa, lei oltre ad essere parte attiva di Uffici Arredati, è ideatore e proprietario di Believing, un incubatore di imprese. Di che cosa si tratta?

Believing è un’idea molto originale nel campo dell’innovazione di impresa.
Sviluppiamo vari progetti imprenditoriali altamente innovativi mettendo a disposizione per ognuno servizi e capitali iniziali, affidando al management la gestione del progetto.
Realizziamo il processo di start up portando avanti contemporaneamente più imprese, in settori diversi tra loro.
Quindi diverse organizzazioni in un unico contenitore, il Believing.
I progetti su cui stiamo attualmente lavorando vanno dal settore informatico, all’agroalimentare, ai media, ai servizi alle imprese.
Le nostre idee non provengono solo dal nostro centro, ma perlustriamo anche tutto il territorio italiano per cercare nuove idee e nuovi imprenditori.

Quanto dura, indicativamente, un periodo di incubazione?

Dipende. Lavoriamo attraverso uno strumento che si chiama: il “portafoglio dell’innovazione”, ovvero una cartella virtuale all’interno della quale vi sono le idee, i progetti e nuove ventures.
Le idee allo stato “grezzo” vengono inserite dallo staff di Believing o portate dall’esterno.
Quelle meritevoli potranno essere messe alla prova nel mercato.
Realizziamo una prima sperimentazione che può durare 6-12 mesi; possiamo così trarre indicazioni importanti che ci consentono di continuare il progetto, o addirittura di decidere di sospenderlo.
Infatti se il presupposto base viene a mancare si può sospendere il progetto attuando una strategia di uscita soft dal mercato.
I progetti che superano la fase “beta” passano poi a livello di impresa, ovvero allo stato di nuove ventures.
In questa fase si cercano i partner finanziari per aumentare e capitalizzare le risorse e si determinano i premi di partecipazione per il management.

In una sua affermazione leggo:’ Per dare il meglio di sé è necessario che ognuno trovi la propria missione di vita. La mia missione è quella di aiutare individui e organizzazioni a trovare la loro. Guidare le persone verso traguardi impossibili, vivere gli insegnamenti cristiani, creare valore aggiunto per l’umanità, far nascere un mondo al quale gli altri desiderino appartenere..’
Insegnamenti cristiani , uniti alla storia millenaria della sua regione e innovazione; tradizione e innovazione sono concetti coniugabili nel concetto di impresa?

Sicuramente. Le imprese non possono più lavorare solo per il profitto.
C’è sempre una rinnovata attenzione all’etica di impresa, che significa anche rispetto per l’ambiente e sviluppo delle risorse umane della propria organizzazione.
Tuttavia se questi “temi” li si considera come leve di marketing con il solo scopo di un maggior guadagno, i risultati saranno di breve periodo.
L’impresa deve essere pensata come impresa sociale, capace di fare del bene, di migliorare il modo in cui la gente vive, pensa e lavora; accanto al profitto vi deve essere spazio anche per l’uomo.
L’impresa deve avere un’anima.

Il tempo gioca sempre a favore delle persone di grande intelligenza. Infatti a 29 anni lei è imprenditore e consulente a sua volta di imprese; intelligenza e, cos’altro la contraddistingue?

La passione verso l’impresa. La passione è contagiare gli altri. In Believing si respira l’entusiasmo e la passione proprio perché, spesso, sviluppiamo cose che vanno oltre la nostra immaginazione; stiamo costruendo una sorta di rivoluzione silenziosa.
La creatività non è solo fantasia,ma è porsi obiettivi e saperli realizzare; così la sua creatività ha giocato un ruolo fondamentale della creazione di questo business

Mi potrebbe dare una dimostrazione della sua creatività? Per esempio se avesse una bacchetta magica quale servizio o prodotto nuovo sul mercato crerebbe?

Quelli che già stiamo incubando ;-)
Believing Cube è uno di questi. E’ un business center innovativo, che offre ambienti di lavoro pronti per l’uso per mobile workers, microimprese e liberi professionisti.
Nella prima sede in Puglia mettiamo a disposizione Uffici arredati e attrezzati, Sale per riunioni, formazione e conferenze, showroom e servizi di domiciliazione che consentono di essere immediatamente operativi e flessibili nello sviluppare la propria impresa.
Tutto questo mettendo le persone e le idee presenti nel Cube in relazione tra di loro.
Insediarsi nel Believing Cube significa coniugare la flessibilità delle piccole organizzazioni con le economie di scala tipiche delle grandi. Di qui la nostra partnership con ‘Uffici Arredati’.

Della classe imprenditoriali italiana si parla di mancanza di responsabilità sociale, di povertà morale e poca innovazione.Lei che gestisce e sviluppa progetti d’impresa cosa ne pensa dell’attuale classe imprenditoriale?
L’imprenditore italiano in cosa è carente?

Penso che vi siano ‘’eccellenze’’ che sono però nascoste dalla massa; la situazione in Italia è un po’ particolare.
L’Università attuale non forma l’imprenditore tipico italiano, bensì forma manager con un bagaglio tecnico applicabile in contesti di medio-grandi imprese.
L’ Italia invece è fatta di microimprese, piccole aziende con 3/4 dipendenti, i cui imprenditori hanno fatto sul campo il loro “Master in Business Administration”.
L’imprenditore italiano è un imprenditore che si rimbocca le maniche, operativo e pratico, che applica la creatività tutta italiana alla risoluzione dei problemi, ogni giorno.

L’impresa è l’oggettivazione delle capacità intellettuali e morali di chi l’ha creata, di chi la fa fiorire, di chi la governa.
Invece per lei, l’imprenditore è la propria azienda o ha la propria azienda?

E’ la propria azienda; io poi la vivo come estensione dei miei valori.Believing nasce infatti dopo un periodo di profonda riflessione, per questo mi è facile identificarmi in questo progetto.
Infatti è necessario che le persone conoscano il mio spirito,in modo da considerare positivamente poi le iniziative imprenditoriali che partono da Believing.
Personalmente a livello di impresa, mi ispiro a modelli che non sono italiani, come Stelios di Easyjet o Richard Branson di Virgin, che riuniscono al loro interno progetti imprenditoriali diversi fra loro, accomunati da una Brand che li rappresenta.

Ad un professionista come lei, non posso non chiedere se ha dei suggerimenti per il network di ‘Uffici Arredati’..

La grande possibilità con Uffici Arredati è aprire il mercato di coloro che sono mobile workers e delle micro-imprenditorialità che necessitano di spazi.Infatti se si riuscirà a far comprendere i vantaggi economici e relazionali che derivano dall’affidarsi ad un business center, si aprirà un mercato enorme. Quindi vedo come Uffici Arredati come portatore di soluzioni logistiche per le imprese.
          Che cosa è un incubatore d'impresa?   
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Quando si parla di incubatori d'impresa è evidente che la definizione di cosa siano e come possono essere utili agli imprenditori è ancora ai più non chiara.

Proverò a chiarire allora l'argomento, utilizzando una sintesi della splendida spiegazione che si fa in questo post del blog http://www.blueberrypie.it/

"Gli incubatori sono aziende (o divisioni di aziende) che raccolgono le idee imprenditoriali stimate ad alto potenziale di ritorno economico, ma non ancora pronte per essere massicciamente finanziate.
Il concetto di incubatore è molto simile a quello di "laboratorio" o centro di ricerca, dove gli scienziati si impegnano ad analizzare, definire e interpretare la realtà sulla base di criteri rigorosi e coerenti.

Si parte da un'idea, si formula un'ipotesi e su di essa si imposta un'indagine speculativa o sperimentale, che dovrebbe confermarla o negarla.
Le probabilità che un'idea si trasformi in una scoperta scientifica rivoluzionaria, sono molto basse, ma vale comunque la pena sperimentare, poiché in caso di successo, i benefici ricompenseranno di tutti gli sforzi compiuti e faranno dimenticare i tentativi falliti.
Un team composto da managers qualificati accompagna l'imprenditore nella realizzazione della business idea.

Negli incubatori non lavorano scienziati, ma managers con elevate competenze in strategia aziendale, marketing, finanza, contabilità direzionale e soprattutto che condividono un profondo interesse per le imprese innovative.
Come gli scienziati che lavorano nei centri di ricerca, anche i managers, che operano all'interno di un incubatore, partono da un'idea, la studiano, la analizzano e la sperimentano.
L'obiettivo di un incubatore non è però effettuare una scoperta scientifica o identificare una nuova legge fisica, ma far nascere e crescere imprese ad alto tasso di sviluppo (tipicamente nei settori dell'informatica, delle biotecnologie, dei servizi del terziario avanzato).
Essi analizzano le idee di business per vagliarne la fattibilità tecnica, economica e finanziaria.
Se le idee supereranno questo primo esame, l'incubator si impegnerà a seguire le successive fasi di sviluppo dell'azienda per accelerare (da qui il nome di "acceleratori") il più possibile la crescita dell'impresa.
Gli incubatori, mettendo a disposizione degli imprenditori l'esperienza e la preparazione dei loro team di consulenti, consentono alle aziende di portare la propria attività in Rete in modo efficace e soprattutto veloce.

E' proprio la rapidità, con cui un'idea di business viene trasformata in una impresa, uno dei fattori che contraddistingue il successo degli incubatori.
Da un lato, chiunque ritiene di avere un'idea imprenditoriale vincente, attraverso e grazie agli incubatori, può avvicinarsi, senza grandi complicazioni, ai potenziali finanziatori.
Dall'altro, l'incubatore svolge una funzione selettiva delle idee, semplificando il lavoro di chi concede finanziamenti.

Avviare una impresa ad alo contenuto di innovazione comporta molti rischi a fronte di potenziali ricavi futuri molto elevati.
Chi effettua investimenti, specialmente nei settori della new economy e a maggior ragione finanziando 'startup', cioè aziende ancora in fase di lancio, non è sicuramente avverso al rischio, anzi...
Tuttavia gli investitori non sono nemmeno degli sprovveduti, disposti a concedere prestiti e capitali a chiunque si presenti con un'idea imprenditoriale!
Per gli investitori è, quindi, indispensabile:
valutare la proposta ricevuta o l'idea prospettata;
valutare l'imprenditore o il gruppo di imprenditori che si propongono;
individuare la portata del proprio ruolo nel progetto;
quantificare l'ammontare dell'investimento da effettuare. Purtroppo, gli investitori non dispongono delle competenze e della struttura organizzativa necessarie per effettuare questo tipo di indagine.

Nasce così l'esigenza di delegare questa attività ad una azienda, l'incubatore, che faccia anticamera ai progetti da finanziare, che sia in grado di rispondere alle tante richieste di investimento provenienti dal mercato e ne valuti l'affidabilità complessiva. "

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          Update: La rivoluzione delle microimprese 2.0: monetizzare gli asset esistenti   
Internet sta creando una nuova generazione di (micro) imprenditori. Ne avevamo già parlato in questo articolo, ricordate?
Ad alcuni di questi nuovi imprenditori non è richiesto di produrre o creare nulla: semplicemente possono guadagnare dalla vendita dei loro asset intangibili: competenze, esperienze, conoscenze.
Ed è su quest'ultimo asset che si basano i programmi di affiliation marketing online:
Prendiamo il caso di un portale in italiano: Paytip

"Ti è sicuramente capitato di consigliare a un amico o a un conoscente un prodotto visti su Internet. Ora, grazie a payTyp, con i tuoi consigli potrai anche guadagnare. Se trovi un prodotto che può interessare un amico, mandagli il link con payTip. Forse sei esperto di una determinata categoria di prodotti o servizi, e vorresti raccomandare ad altri le offerte migliori? Ogni consiglio andato a buon fine può farti guadagnare. Segnala anche un solo prodotto e riceverai un compenso per l'acquisto effettuato grazie alla tua email. Bastano un indirizzo email e un conto corrente bancario. Registrazione al servizio e invio di consigli via email sono gratuiti"

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          George Eliot?   
My daughter, at 9 years old, asked me about TS Eliot: "Was he the man who betrayed St. Edmund Campion?

"Why no," I said, "TS Eliot was an Oklahoma-born poet and literary critic who moved to England and became one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century. Why do you ask?"

"Because the man who betrayed Edmund Campion was named Eliot. He was George Eliot."

"Interesting....how do you know that?"

"Because, Daddy, I read it in a book from the lending libarary." It so happens that our chaplaincy's lending library is being stored in our basement.

"Hmm. Did you know there was important 19th century novelist...a woman who used the pen name George Eliot?"

Of course she didn't. She's only nine years old, for goodness' sake!

But it makes me wonder. We know why Mary Ann Evans took a pen name. I remember discussing it in my 19th century literature class in college, lo these two decades ago. (Answer: partly for marketing because books by women had a limited market back then; partly for anonymity because she was apparently living a scandalous life).

Why did she choose George Eliot as her pen name? That answer was not readily available via Google, so I must rely on my more literary readers to help out.

Why did she choose "George Eliot" as her pseudonym?
          Beckman Coulter announces US FDA's marketing approval of ClearLLab Reagents test for detection of certain leukemias and lymphomas   
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          Marketing Manager, Lifestyle (Retail + Food & Beverages) - Ontario Basketball - Ontario   
Real Sports Apparel, Real Sports Bar & Grill, e11even, and our in-venue properties, which range from food concession stands and bars to private clubs and Fine...
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          The Benefits of Integrated Client-Facing and Marketing Technology   
Tying a CRM to marketing and sales platforms boosts data flows and adoption rates and tears down organizational barriers.
          Consumer & Market Insights Business Partner - Mars - Chicago, IL   
Pro-actively feed NA insights on consumers, shoppers, competitors into global CMI and Marketing team to ensure NA insights and needs are well represented at...
From Mars - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:00:34 GMT - View all Chicago, IL jobs
          Analyst, Finance - Marketing Spend - Kraft Heinz Company - Toronto, ON   
The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia,...
From Kraft Heinz Company - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:05:03 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Marketing Manager, Toronto - FocusHub - Toronto, ON   
Our teams create world-class products and digital experiences across Web, Mobile, and Emerging Technologies for high profile brands, such as ABC News, AAA and...
From FocusHub - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:53:40 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Lead Associate, Marketing Rotational Program - AXA - Jersey City, NJ   
AXA participates in the E-Verify program. AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on...
From AXA - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:50:44 GMT - View all Jersey City, NJ jobs