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Clickbooth Releases Study on How to Increase Conversions with Mothers Ages 35 to 55

The female consumer hold tremendous spending power – on average, around 75,000 per year – and women ages 35 to 55 make up the largest group of consumers online. Affiliate network Clickbooth tackled identifying the groups within this valuable demographic in part one of its “An Inside Look at Marketing to Women Ages 35 to 55” study, and now part two aims to teach Clickbooth clients how to convert the mothers within this group into customers. Author Sara Anderson pulls from several other studies to complete her own, and the results will prove valuable for those who create affiliate CPA network campaigns.

Anderson surmised the following about the individual mothers within this demographic: “She is strategic in her decisions, compares products, and actually uses her friend’s (or trusted online mommy networkers) opinions as the determining factor in whether she will buy into a product or not.”

She tells Clickbooth clients that when creating affiliate network campaigns, they must treat these consumers with respect and have patience with a sometimes longer sales process. If they do, their campaigns will be successful. She goes on to break down part two of the study into two essential actions for Clickbooth’s affiliate CPA network clients:

Spark a mother’s interest – Use empathetic ad copy that creates an emotional connection and that is family-oriented. Use photos of a mother with her children. Anderson quotes a recent Facebook study that showed that mothers relate best to photos of mothers with their children, next to mothers laughing, and finally, mothers multi-tasking. Landing pages in an affiliate network campaign should be simple in design, and the call to action should be family friendly.

Increase her desire and trust in the product – Quickly show a mother that other mothers approve of the product, through videos, surveys, product reviews and customer testimonials.

Close the sale with an easy shopping cart experience – There should be no confusion when filling out an order form. A clumsy shopping cart experience can destroy the trust that the affiliate CPA network campaign has built.

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rVue Online Digital Out-of-Home Media Planner Launched

We’ve all seen it. Advertisers either spending days on DOOH media planning or avoiding the media altogether with the same objections: fragmentation within the industry, lack of reach and the time it takes to create a strategic media plan. From emails and phone tag, to spreadsheets and middlemen, sophisticated ad planners found their time consumed by the most mundane portion of the planning process.

On the other side of the equation, networks were reluctant to allocate inventory to third parties, slash pricing or pay higher commissions, instead wishing to maintain some control over their inventory valuation and commoditization.

Times have changed. DOOH has grown and evolved while advertisers are turning away from traditional media and looking for innovative digital solutions. The rVue, Inc. executive and technology team has been immersed in the Digital Out-of-Home for years, consistently building solutions that drive efficiency and ease of use.

rVue, Inc. announced the launch of its web-based DOOH media planner, which blankets the industry by connecting participating networks with ad agencies and advertisers looking to advertise on digital signage screens and billboards. The open and free-to-use rVue Media Planner enables agencies to easily create a DOOH media plan, saving them precious planning time and expanding their DOOH reach by introducing them to participating networks they may not currently have on their radar.

rVue’s “social networking meets search engine” approach connects advertisers with networks that fit their search criteria. There is no cost or obligation for advertisers, agencies or networks to use the media planner and no inventory allocation or aggregation is required. Networks are, however, encouraged to put their “best foot forward” by maintaining their profile with accurate and current data, such as audience demographics, impressions and third party studies as well as location, content and technology specifications and other relevant information. This becomes the basis by which agencies evaluate networks for their media plan. Networks always maintain the “final say” by being able to accept or reject any offer made to them.

The media planner is just one of the core software offerings within rVue’s suite of technology. Currently, rVue has enrolled more than 35 networks representing over 157,000 touchpoints in major DMAs in the United States and Canada, with several European networks becoming available in early 2010. As part of a strategic relationship, BroadSign Open’s more than 230 digital signage networks in 25 countries are automatically eligible to adopt the system.

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The Already Powerful MySign.TV Digital Signage Software Solution Has Been Enhanced With New Features

MySignTV has published a new version of its digital signage software, as the company has already been offering services for digital dynamic network systems. With a considerable amount of niche market experience and a strong background, the company has managed to expand the features of the MySignTV digital signage product beyond all expectations and at this time it is considered to have an excellent price versus quality ratio. Currently, the latest update offers increased usability because of a redesigned graphical user interface as well as new features that allow complete and transparent management of all digital signage content display on a network.

As digital signage is a form of electronic display that supports various forms of content, such an implementation requires a software solution that can help in properly creating, displaying and managing the digital signage network. In the new version of MySignTV, there are three components that help its users to create and manage individual advertising content. The components are MySignTV Player, MySignTV Designer and MySignTV Content Scheduling & Management component, forming a software bundle that offers a complete digital signage software solution.

“Our software package offers complete scalability for digital signage network owners as their infrastructure can always expand without any problem in terms of management and display capabilities, since we offer the ability to purchase one or more individual software components as per the very custom requirements of each digital signage project”, said Mr. Adly Oren, Senior Sales Manager, MySignTV. “There is no comparable solution on the market at this price point” is how Mr. Adly Oren describes the latest MySignTV digital signage software version.

Beyond improved and more scalable software elements, MySignTV has also managed to build a unique reseller program that allows digital signage professionals from all around the world to signup as part of the MySignTV partnership network and start earning as much as they wish, based on a well designed overpricing strategy. As MySignTV does not actually sell directly to its customers, there is a considerable potential of revenue for all major geographic partners, since most customer leads registered by MySignTV are actively being directed to such regional resellers.

For additional information regarding MySignTV digital signage software (pdf file), as well as the reseller program (pdf file) available, feel free to visit www.mysign.tv.

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New Copywriting And Branding Service Brings Social Marketing To The Beauty, Fashion, And Lifestyle Industries

Amid New York Fashion Week and beauty conference HBA, international copywriter Katja Bartholmess launches COPYGOLD, a copywriting and branding service aimed at the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries.

She keeps her industry knowledge fresh by learning from the best, attending workshops and tradeshows and by engaging with those who create – or critique – the latest trends. “I have my feet planted firmly in the real world,” the copywriter says, “but I navigate the virtual world of social media just as effortlessly.” She is a prolific twitterer and blogger (her lifestyle blog is read in over 5 countries and has a devoted following) and has a place in the relevant social networks.

She has a strong view on social marketing: “I see an enormous, and widely untapped, potential for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands to really engage their audiences through social media. Consumers, especially the attractive younger age brackets, have come to expect their brands and designers to be approachable. And they use the virtual world to flaunt their likes and dislikes for everyone to see. – This is something that can be harnessed in many fascinating ways and used to spark interest, foster loyalty, and make more sales. COPYGOLD can help here.”

As someone who called home places as diverse as London, Tokyo, South Africa and has offices in New York and Berlin, copywriter Katja Bartholmess brings an intimate understanding of international markets to the table.

“I’ve been an independent copywriter for about seven years,” Katja Bartholmess says, “and I’ve been proud to count cosmetic brands like Clarins and fashion brands like No Nonsense among my clients. – It was time to narrow my focus to the industries I know in and out and love the most. COPYGOLD represents that.”

If you want to get in touch with Katja, just write to her at katja@copygold.com – she’d be delighted.

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New Start Up Gives Smes A Cost Effective Tool To Evaluate Online Expenditure

Smart Digital Spending, a New York start-up launched today, offers a new approach to analyzing online advertising which could save firms thousands of dollars each year. Smart Digital Spending provides written, audio and video instructions on how to analyze online campaigns using data analysis techniques in order to make simple yet effective media optimization decisions. Offering data analysis advertising tutorials is the brainchild of online marketing analyst Eric Melchor.

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Paula Lynn commented, “I think there is a real need for these tutorials. Marketing data analysis is usually seen as really complex and hard to implement, but these guides explain how advertisers can incorporate online media measurement into their media planning strategy very easily. There may be other options out there, but simplicity doesn’t seem to be what is happening with other companies offering their services”.

According to Eric Melchor, “The natural instinct of an internet marketing analyst with no media planning experience is to track and measure as many metrics as possible in order to learn about the campaign at maximum granularity. This results in a virtually endless amount of wasted time since this won’t change the way advertisers plan future media buys nor generate a better ROI on advertising dollars spent.

Media planners and buyers who are capable of performing proven data analysis techniques on their own are much more likely to focus on what is actionable, identify areas where to minimize costs and implement optimization decisions based off strategic findings that will enhance campaign performance.”

Firms of any kind can purchase and download these tutorials that are designed for paid search, online display and mobile marketing at www.smartdigitalspending.com. Firms can even choose to pay a low monthly subscription that gives them access to all tutorials for free and are able to have Eric Melchor as an available resource to call on for matters relating to measuring digital advertising.

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ONTrack Network and rVue – Betting on Digital Out-of-Home

As an advertiser, imagine being able to reach millions of some of the most well-educated, affluent consumers around. We’re talking about 98 million consumers – you heard right – 98 million viewers gathered in casinos, high-end restaurants and bars, sports venues and entertainment destinations throughout North America, completely focused on the live horse races being broadcast on in-house screens. Imagine your ad being seen by this extraordinarily valuable audience, drawing the same attention as the race itself.

Imagine no more…thanks to ONTrack Network and rVue, access to this highly-targeted audience is now a reality. With over 60 years of experience in the horse racing industry, TelePhoto Technologies, Inc., through its ONTrack Network, has placed 66,000 digital signage screens in over 1,100 racetracks and off-track betting sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. In a fragmented media world, ONTrack delivers the full attention of extremely desirable, hard-to-reach consumers directly to  and rVue is the media platform that now makes it happen with incredible ease.

rVue, a free Software as a Service (SaaS) model available to the advertisers, digital out-of-home (DOOH) industry and developed by Fort Lauderdale-based Argo Digital Solutions, Inc. (Argo), empowers media planners and advertisers with the tools necessary to search target markets, plan media campaigns, place and buy network advertising, upload and distribute high-quality content and monitor results. Effectively reaching quality and receptive audiences offered by networks like ONTrack makes rVue a valuable platform for advertisers and agencies alike. rVue continues to partner with the best and most compelling venues around.

“ONTrack believes that rVue is here to change the media landscape for digital out-of-home,” states Ted Bradley, ONTrack’s Chief Sales Officer. “With rVue, we have a reliable and trusted partner with the know-how, fortitude and experience to provide advertisers with real value through their media platform. We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with rVue and deliver our premier locations to ad agencies.”

“The effectiveness of digital out-of-home in this type of entertainment venue is impressive,” says Jason Kates, CEO and founder of Argo Digital Solutions. “ONTrack is the perfect example of a robust network who has positioned themselves perfectly to give advertisers an edge in the DOOH marketplace.”

To learn more about ONTrack Network, race on over to www.ontnetwork.com. For more information on rVue, visit www.rVue.com.

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Adverto TV’s Digital Network Now Available through rVue Addressable Advertising Exchange

Adverto TV, a leading provider of digital place-based media in supermarkets, deli’s, bagel shops, convenience stores and grocery stores, recently enrolled its rapidly growing network into rVue, Argo Digital Solutions’ (Argo) addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH). The automated platform will enable advertisers to reach consumers when they are not at home and closest to the point of purchase.

Adverto TV strategically deployed its network in the fastest growing markets in the country, targeting densely populated areas of New York. By doing so, they have amassed a broad audience base, with plans for continued expansion and growth into other markets. Offering digital advertising opportunities at crucial junctures in stores, malls and restaurants, Adverto TV provides advertisers with a consumer reach that spans a dynamic marketplace, ranging from consumer packaged goods, health and beauty aides to travel and leisure.

“Out-of-Home advertising has dramatically altered the way consumers receive information,” states Michael Stanley, Vice President of Marketing at Adverto TV. “Our digital signage marketing networks provide advertisers with timely, effective and measurable impact by reaching consumers at the point-of-purchase when they are naturally receptive to selling messages. With rVue’s web-based user interface, advertisers will now be able to plan, buy, upload and track their media campaign online, all in one place.”

Adverto TV is a cutting-edge provider of in-store and point-of-purchase (POP) marketing, utilizing LCD screens, smartly placed in high-traffic, highly-visible locations throughout their retail partners stores. With over 130 screens throughout the New York area, advertisers have access to over six and half million monthly viewers, characterized by a broad set of demographics.

The addition of Adverto TV into rVue comes on the heels of tens of thousands of rVue screen enrollments with other network partners such as LevelVision College, Hercules Networks and Waiting Room Promotions. In addition, rVue’s strategic alliance with BroadSign, a leading provider of software solutions for digital signage, creates unique opportunities for any of the 160-plus BroadSign-powered networks who can now benefit from rVue’s web platform.

While rVue is often associated with other industry aggregators, this full-cycle media exchange is unique in that it empowers media planners and advertisers with all the tools necessary to plan media campaigns, place network advertising, upload and distribute high-quality content and monitor their reach, simplifying the process of buying digital out-of-home.

“Partnering with networks like Adverto TV only enhances the advertising opportunities available to media planners and ad agencies through rVue,” says Jason Kates, CEO and founder of Argo Digital Solutions. “Adverto TV caters to our advertisers with state-of-the-art, strategically-placed LCD screens that optimize the consumer’s overall in-store experience in some of the most desirable and high-trafficked venues available.”

About Argo Digital Solutions:
Argo’s innovative digital media technologies connect advertisers to consumers around the world. As a web-based media company, Argo continuously focuses on providing the tools to deliver rich media, DOOH and mobile technology solutions. Founded in 1995 by Jason M. Kates, Argo’s global headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit www.argodigitalsolutions.com.

To learn more about Adverto TV, visit www.Adverto.tv.

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Theresa Fletcher Joins Argo Digital Solutions As Chief Revenue Officer

Argo Digital Solutions (Argo) announced today that it has appointed Theresa Fletcher as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. Fletcher was selected for this position based on her notable track record of success in high-level business strategy, driving sales, market share and bottom line profitability for Fortune 100 media companies.

In her previous position as Area Vice President/General Manager of Comcast Spotlight, Fletcher was responsible for market consolidation and reorganization within the 17th largest DMA in the country and, in turn, increased the company’s revenue over 500% to $150 million. Prior to Comcast, Fletcher’s career included key executive positions within Continental Cablevision, Media One and AT&T where she was largely responsible for turnaround management following the company’s mergers and acquisitions, cross-functional collaboration, profit and loss management, business reengineering, strategic planning and competitor analysis – all leading to accelerated growth and profitability.

Fletcher was tapped by Argo for her vast array of experience in developing sales strategies that compliment multi-platform initiatives such as online, television, videos on demand, addressable advertising and Hispanic advertising. She has earned a stellar reputation for taking challenging opportunities and fragmentation and turning them into highly profitable enterprises with integrity. The appointment of Fletcher to this position marks another jewel in Argo’s management crown as the company has strategically expanded its executive team to include an impressive list of technology, financial, media and marketing leaders.

In her new position, Fletcher’s first area of focus is to further accelerate the current momentum and success of rVue, the company’s addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH). Launched in its latest generation a few months ago, rVue has been enrolling networks almost daily. Originally developed and utilized by Argo’s team of engineers to manage and distribute high quality content within large and complex networks under the company’s control, today’s rVue is built for with the DOOH and advertising industries in mind. It connects fragmented networks and advertisers, simplifies media planning and makes the distribution of high quality content distribution easy and powerful. Unlike media aggregators, Argo’s rVue model provides a ‘pay-per-click’ approach, reminiscent of Google and eBay, which empowers DOOH networks and advertising agencies to take greater control and be rewarded. Through rVue, advertisers can complete a media buy, deliver high quality content and obtain results easily, while adding one of the fastest growing new medias to their media toolbox.

About Argo Digital Solutions:
Argo’s innovative digital media technologies connect advertisers to consumers around the world. As a web-based media company, Argo continuously focuses on providing the tools to deliver rich media, DOOH and mobile technology solutions. Founded in 1995 by Jason M. Kates, Argo’s global headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit www.argodigitalsolutions.com.

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Hercules Networks’ ACMs Now Available To Major Advertising Agencies Through rVue

Hercules Networks, which offers Automated Charging Machines (ACM’s) for cell phones, PDAs and mp3s in theme parks, malls and bars in top DMAs throughout the country has recently enrolled its expansive digital signage network into rVue, Argo Digital Solutions’ addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH).

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ACM’s offer convenience to those on-the go, as well as a highly targeted advertising medium for the major advertisers trying to reach them where they make purchasing decisions. Projecting a growth of more than double its number of screens by 2009, Hercules’ CEO Paul King’s initial attraction to Argo’s rVue exchange was it’s simplicity and automated ‘pay-per-click’ approach to DOOH, reminiscent of Google and eBay’s models for the Internet.

“It’s an incredible challenge to engage an audience for any length of time through advertising, but ACM’s can do just that by providing a 10 minute captive audience while customers wait for their phone, PDA or Ipod to charge,” said Paul King, CEO of Hercules Networks. “The partnership with rVue will dramatically increase our ability to offer a simple and integrated out-of-home solution to advertisers and media planners.”

Last month, Argo launched an enhanced, next generation version of rVue, which connects digital out-of-home networks with a growing list of advertising agencies and media planners looking to reach targeted consumers while they are on-the-go and near the time of purchase. This development has generated a second quarter, six figure digital media buy through the platform by a leading provider and innovator of eye care services, with an anticipated result of more than 9 million impressions. rVue’s automated approach is unique to the industry, has reduced the average time it takes to create a media plan in DOOH and allows advertisers and outlets to control the process.

“This is truly a pioneering and long-awaited technology that has come alive thanks to Hercules Networks,” notes Jason Kates, CEO of Argo Digital Solutions. “We now have the ability to give our advertisers the opportunity to utilize customized brand content and cutting-edge technology to drive sales with access to a more captive audience than ever before. ACMs are a huge step in the development of DOOH.”

NY-based Hercules Networks produces and distributes Automated Charging Machines (or ACM’s) that charge consumers cell phones while they are on-the-go. A rapid, 10-minute charge gives the consumer a quick boost of juice, and gives advertisers a 10-minute captive audience. ACM’s can charge up to 18 devices simultaneously by providing the most common charging tips on every ACM. The company recently installed charging stations at the Boston Celtics Stadium through a partnership with ATT, and is also negotiating to put ACM’s in Las Vegas casinos. Visit www.herculesnetworks.com for more information.

Argo Digital Solutions, Inc. is the leading digital media and technology company that provides innovative solutions that moves the analog to digital. Through rVue, Argo’s addressable advertising exchange with an Internet based, ‘pay-per-click’ approach, high-traffic venues can access HD video content, create play lists, dramatically enhance the shopping experience and monetize their network. Advertising agencies can reach their target audience at or near the time of purchase. The technology is platform-agnostic and can work independently or layer on most current industry applications. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Argo has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster and Subway with innovative technology solutions that drive ROI. Learn more at www.argodigitalsolutions.com and www.rVue.com.

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LevelVision LLC Has Recently Enrolled Its Expansive Digital Signage Network In College Bookstores Into rVue, An Addressable Advertising Exchange For Digital Out-Of-Home

Digital outdoor and LCD technology innovator LevelVision LLC has recently enrolled its expansive digital signage network in college bookstores into rVue, Argo Digital Solutions, Inc.’s (Argo) addressable advertising exchange for digital out-of-home (DOOH). With digital signage in almost 300 college bookstores in 234 cities across 44 states, LevelVisionTM:College joins rVue’s rapidly expanding directory of outlets connecting to media planners, major advertisers and paid advertising.

LevelVisionTM:College’s widespread coverage includes 49 of the top 50 DMAs, 11 of 12 NCAA Division I conferences and utilizes BroadSign Open. The company’s initial attraction to Argo’s rVue exchange was the quality of its technology and its automated “pay-per-click” approach to digital out-of-home, reminiscent of Google and eBay’s models for the Internet.

“The decision to integrate BroadSign Open and rVue into our venue-based ad network was an easy one. LevelVision specializes in inventing innovative media technology solutions. Through rVue, our unique and impactful digital floor screens will be accessible to a wider range of ad agencies looking to reach college students – when they’re on-campus and at-retail. It is a powerful solution that helps monetize networks with an easy to use, web-based user interface,” says Bob Martin, President and CEO of LevelVision LLC, who was formerly an award-winning media director at Universal McCann.

Last month, Argo launched an enhanced, next generation version of rVue, which connects digital out-of-home networks with a growing list of advertising agencies and media planners looking to reach targeted consumers while they are on the go and near the time of purchase. rVue’s automated approach has reduced the average time it takes to create a media plan in DOOH and allows advertisers and outlets to control the process.

“LevelVision’s floor-based video screens, as seen in the LevelVisionTM:College bookstore network, deliver an unavoidable and attractive advertising impression – truly an innovative and engaging way to reach 18-24 year old college students. Their locations are high-quality, high-traffic and highly desirable to advertising agencies targeting this often difficult to reach demographic,” notes Jason Kates,” CEO of Argo Digital Solutions. “We are proud work with LevelVision and welcome their network into rVue.”

About Argo:

Argo Digital Solutions, Inc. (Argo) is the leading digital media and technology company that provides innovative solutions that moves the analog to digital. Through rVue, Argo’s addressable advertising exchange with an Internet based, ‘pay-per-click’ approach, high-traffic venues can access HD video content, create play lists, dramatically enhance the shopping experience and monetize their network. Advertising agencies can reach their target audience at or near the time of purchase. The technology is platform-agnostic and can work independently or layer on most current industry applications. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Argo has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster and Subway with innovative technology solutions that drive ROI. Learn more at argodigitalsolutions.com and rVue.com.

With offices in San Francisco and Roanoke, LevelVision is a media solutions company that brings advertising and information to previously unreachable, highly desired public and retail commercial locations. Its extensive patent portfolio provides it with a worldwide market for dynamic displays that deliver digital advertising and informational messages that are highly engaging to consumers in out-of-home locations. The Company’s media solutions are scalable, network-capable, and easy-to-use right out of the box. For retailers, LevelVision(TM) provides a new source of recurring revenue from in-store advertising and increased sales. For brands and advertising agencies, LevelVision(TM) effectively engages people closer to the point of decision, creating a new marketing dimension (“proxemic marketing”) that is micro-targeted. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.levelvision.com.

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The Halo Group today announced the appointment of four senior interactive planning and creative professionals, recruited to fortify the brand communications agency’s integrated communications offering.

The Halo Group today announced the appointment of four senior interactive planning and creative professionals, recruited to fortify the brand communications agency’s integrated communications offering.

“Our core vision is that brand communications must work interdependently, including all forms of paid advertising, social media…even sales presentations. So, we coined the term ‘tradigional’ to capture our capabilities,’” said Linda Passante, Halo CEO. “We’re ringing in the New Year with new staff that will take us far beyond what either a digital marketing or a traditional agency can do separately, in silos.”

Michael Pierre (http://tinyurl.com/c7jokz), Vice President of Connection Planning, will direct traditional and new media efforts for Halo and its clients. An early web innovator, Pierre’s track record includes digital marketing efforts for Chase, Auto-bytel, Sony, US Army, DeBeers, Pfizer, Samsung, and Coldwell Banker.

Guy Sealey (http://tinyurl.com/amflkc), Senior Creative Director, combines strategic and creative interactive capabilities. He is an industry veteran who developed digital marketing campaigns for Subway, US Airways and HBO. Guy created the first viral campaign for HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and the first integrated campaign for Aunt Annie’s Pretzels. He was awarded a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Broadband Content.

Tim Goodwin (http://tinyurl.com/aulz8d), is Director/Producer of New Media and will create web video and animation for digital marketing and social media efforts. An experienced film/video editor and motion graphic designer, Tim worked on teams nominated for an Academy Award (Murderball) and Emmy (ABC Sports). His film and broadcast credits include HBO, ESPN, Yahoo, Nickelodeon, and Pepsi.

Stu Garrett (http://tinyurl.com/c5nogk), joins Halo as a Senior Creative Director. Stu has received over 50 National Advertising Awards, including in the Cannes Film Festival, Addy Awards, Andys, NJ Ad Awards, and the Effies. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Archive, Creativity, and Graphis magazine.

“Our clients’ brand strategies can be communicated everywhere, from broadcast quality video we create in-house for digital marketing efforts to SEO, to traditional print, direct mail and posters. Our tradigional hybrid approach is what clients need and demand today,” said Passante.

About The Halo Group
Founded in 1994, The Halo Group is a 30-employee, Manhattan-based, independent brand communications agency. Halo combines brand architecture, marketing consultation and communications services in traditional, interactive, social media and web 2.0 for its international clients. Since its founding, Halo has been honored with almost 250 creative awards, including many in international advertising agency industry competitions. For more information, visit www.thehalogroup.net.

 

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Digital Out-of-Home Giant Selects RMS Networks’ Addressable Advertising Technology, Other Services for Existing Networks and Future Expansions into North America.

Swiss Neo Advertising, the leading provider and operator of Digital Out-of-Home Networks, announced today that they have chosen RMS Networks’ as the company’s U.S. affiliate. Neo Advertising plans to immediately begin utilizing rVue, RMS’ addressable advertising technology, in their existing Canadian locations, as well as future outlets located in Europe and North America.

One of Europe’s fastest growing Digital Out-of-Home groups, Neo Advertising currently operates over 50,000 screens in premier locations in Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Italy. Positioning the company for continued growth, they investigated the market’s best-in-class technology solutions and industry leaders for its next strategic relationship. Neo selected RMS Networks for its reputation, full-service capabilities and proprietary rVue technology as it eyes expansion into the United States.

“To maintain our highest standards of quality and ROI through our growth, we only choose partners who have already achieved success and respect in the competitive Out-Of-Home market,” said Benjamin Mathieu, CEO North America for Neo Advertising. “RMS Networks and their rVue technology is a perfect fit for this objective.”

Unlike other technology choices reviewed, RMS Networks’ rVue application enables outlets and advertising agencies to pull in additional advertising revenue immediately. It is a stand-alone application that can manage networks independently with drag and drop ease, or integrate with most other existing digital signage software, if desired.

“Neo Advertising has grown into one of Europe and Canada’s largest and most well-respected providers of digital signage. The industry is poised for record adoption over the next few years, and Neo is in an ideal position to capitalize on the wave,” notes Jason Kates, Founder, President and CEO of RMS Networks. “RMS is proud to work with Neo as they continue their impressive growth.”

About Neo Advertising: Neo Advertising is a global provider and operator of Digital Out Of Home networks and a leader in this industry. Neo Advertising operates 50,000 advertising screens; partners with tier-1 institutions as well as most prestigious real estate owners. Neo Advertising operates in Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Italy.

About RMS: RMS is the leading internet-based, digital media and marketing agency that develops, manages and delivers the most relevant video advertising segments to millions of consumers daily. Through rVue, RMS’ proprietary addressable advertising technology, high-traffic venues and consumers can access HD video content, create playlists and dramatically enhance the shopping experience. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL., RMS has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster, Subway, Accenture and Advance Auto Parts – all with a simple proposition: Where ROI meets awareness. That’s RMS. Learn more at www.rmsnetworks.com.

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Bigmouthmedia, Europe’s largest independent Search Marketing Agency, has added the Italian GlobalMedia remit to its brand portfolio

Following its recent rebrand of Nordic, French and German offices, bigmouthmedia, Europe’s largest independent Search Marketing Agency has added the Italian remit to its brand portfolio.

The rebrand was unveiled at the IAB Exhibition last November where bigmouthmedia exhibited for the first time.

Chiara Zanetta MD of bigmouthmedia in Italy, responsible for driving growth and expansion under the new brand in the Milan office said, “We are thrilled to be a part of the bigmouthmedia brand in Italy. We have seen the fantastic reception the rebrand has received in France, Germany and the Nordics and know that the confident and exciting brand will be just as well received here.”

The expansion into Italy comes during an exciting year for bigmouthmedia – with the addition of Bravofly, Meridiana and Wall Street Institute to its already impressive client list. Bigmouthmedia is forging ahead retaining and expanding on its position as the leading digital marketing company in Europe.

Bigmouthmedia CEO, Steve Leach, spoke after the announcement, “Following on from the rebranding of Germany, France and the Nordics, it was the natural progression to include Italy. The growth and expansion that we have been experiencing throughout Europe has been exceptional and now with Italy also included under the bigmouthmedia banner the continuity of the brand’s expansion is clear.”

The future for bigmouthmedia sees further growth and development within its product portfolio, as well as further investment into the vertical-specific arena of Search Engine Marketing, with expansion of the agency’s expert teams in online retail, travel and finance marketing for customers including Hilton, British Airways, Experian and Barclays. In addition, further geographic footprints are in the development phase.

2007 has been a rewarding year for bigmouthmedia and its clients with a host of industry awards that include being named as a Financial Times UK Best Workplace, Media winners at the 2007 Fast Growth Business Awards, National Business Awards for Scotland as well as being short listed for four National Business Awards and an IMA Award for Media Agency of the Year.

About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia are leaders in digital marketing, with a team of over 200 staff across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents the company maximizes return and exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search (PPC and SEO), Online Media Planning, Affiliate Marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics.

Bigmouthmedia services big-brand customers globally including: Adidas, Hilton, British Airways, Tesco, Aer Lingus, BP, Barclays, Castrol, Conrad International, Dorling Kindersley, Early Learning Centre, easyCar, Fasthosts, Jumeirah, Kodak, Canon, Samsung, Starbucks, Top Man, Debenhams, Which?, Lacoste, Euler Hermes and Wall Street Institute.

Bigmouthmedia is a Deloitte Fast Growth winner and a 2007 FT Best Place to Work, The Company was also named the AXA Small to Medium Business of the Year at the 2006 National Business Awards, with comments from the judges including: “Successful on a global scale. Impressive, knowledgeable”, and “A real market leading service performed exceptionally well.”

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Destination Graphix was named a Finalist in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category in the 4th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, presented by Infiniti

Destination Graphix was named a Finalist in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category in the 4th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, presented by Infiniti. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars.” (New York Post, April 27, 2005). Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday, November 12. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend.

More than 800 entries were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program. Destination Graphix, a marketing design firm in Leander, Texas, is a Finalist in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category.

Destination Graphix is being recognized for its marketing campaign for the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce’s 2007-2008 Community Profile and Membership Directory. As a first time publisher for the Chamber’s annual directory, Destination Graphix’ marketing expertise delivered recording breaking results for the Greater Leander Chamber in new memberships, member retention, and directory advertising earning the Chamber an increase of nearly 300 percent in total directory-related revenue. “Publishing (and working) with Destination Graphix, specifically owner, art director, editor and marketing strategist Gabrielle Melisende, was exciting, educational and very rewarding,” says Mary Bradshaw, president of the Greater Leander Chamber. “Destination Graphix represented the interests of the Chamber, the City of Leander and our business members to the highest degree of excellence and delivered results beyond our expectation,” continues Bradshaw.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

“To say that I am pleased with the overwhelming success of the Chamber directory’s marketing campaign is an understatement,” says entrepreneur and owner of Destination Graphix, Gabrielle Melisende. “It proves my company’s ability to deliver winning marketing strategies in a big, public way,” she continues.

Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.

About Destination Graphix
Destination Graphix is the publisher/editor and designer of the award-winning has earned the reputation of Leander’s premier marketing design firm since 2005 and delivers award-winning graphic design for print, web and advertising; web site solutions; and marketing strategies. Destination Graphix serves businesses in the greater Austin, Texas area including the cities of Leander, Liberty Hill, Cedar Park, Round Rock and Georgetown, and in Tucson, Arizona. Destination GraphixEye On Leander™, a small business publication promoting economic development in the city of Leander. Learn more about Destination Graphix at www.destinationgraphix.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Infiniti is the presenting sponsor of The 2007 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Supporting sponsor is JetBlue. Media sponsor is Pink magazine. The Business TalkRadio Network will broadcast the ceremonies live nationwide.

About Infiniti
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe and Sedan, the M luxury performance sedan, FX premium crossover SUV, the QX full-size luxury SUV, and the upcoming EX luxury crossover inspired by coupe design. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience can be found at www.Infiniti.com.

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Advertisers looking to deliver Internet ad campaigns directly in the users pocket can now use the TMS ADCodes

Advertisers looking to deliver Internet ad campaigns directly in the users pocket can now use the “TMS ADCodes” service from MobiTMS a Internet Mobile Services provider. “Mobile ADS, just one click away, now with MobiTMS”.

Advertisers looking to deliver Internet ad campaigns directly in the users pocket can now use the “TMS ADCodes” service from MobiTMS a Internet Mobile Services provider.

MobiTMS offer an approach to mobile advertising as a business decision not anymore a technical challenge for ad agencies (for the development) and consumers (for the access).

After the successful launching in Asia of a NIKE/Ogilvy campaign which offered Mobile Ads videos of NBA stars (Lebron James, Kidd, Pierce, Stoudemire), MobiTMS (www.mobitms.com) the provider of “TMS” a suite of Mobile Internet Services announced the worldwide launching of its Mobile Advertising service “TMS ADCodes” which will make ad campaigns accessible to more than 500 million mobile phones, including 450 phone models operating on more than 350 wireless networks worldwide. This platform enables AD Agencies to get mobile sites, include videos, transfer RSS Feeds & well-known digital tools contents (TMS offers an automatic mobile version of blogs, Flickr albums, Twitter feed, Shozu feed…), develop mobile polls, create the linked TMS 2D barcode and follow the campaign statistics in real time on-line.

The service opens a way to launch mobile Internet campaigns over GPRS, 3G or WIFI networks and offers a user friendly access with just one mobile scan on a TMS barcode incorporated on print ads or on a web site.

About MobiTMS
MobiTMS (http://mobitms.com) is the provider of the wireless “TMS” suite of Internet Mobile Services – a “SMS 2.0” company – which allows consumers to Access, Surf and/or Buy contents or products with mobile phones in 1 sequence. TMS is “SIM card OPEN” and can be used everywhere in the world. The TMS Platform associates a new generation of tools: an international standard 2D barcode platform (which can generate QR, EZ, Datamatrix codes), a mobile contents management platform (Mobile reader of RSS feeds and web blogs), a Mobile Payment solution (with real time mobile billing, Telco independent) and a Payback program (which allows a user to win money for his TMS wallet after he has watched mobile Ads). MobiTMS offers the TMS services: “TMS Factory” and “TMS Mobile Payworld” to the Mobile Internet user community via its Web & Wap Portal “TMS Republic” (www.tmsrepublic.com). And the TMS solution (TMS ADCodes & TMS MediaCodes) to worldwide partners from Advertising & Media linked to I.C.E (Information, Communication, Entertainment) businesses

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Search engine marketers discuss a variety of methods to raise website awareness and rankings within search engines

Flooding web pages with keywords is not only user-unfriendly; it’s also a waste of time. That was the message Search Engine Marketers William Leake and Kelly Meacham had for attendees of the 2007 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Panel discussion “Making SEO and Usability Work Together.”

“When it comes to natural search results it’s really just a robot analyzing the HTML of a site, with external and internal links being much more important than the text on the page,” said Leake, CEO and President of Apogee Search. Both Leake and Meacham expressed the need for website content to be tailored to the user and not the search engine. “Keeping users engaged, ultimately keeps them satisfied,” Meacham added. “If a site is full of jargon serving as keyword density, a user’s interest and/or sales are lost.”

The SXSW Interactive Festival features five days of panels, keynote discussions, trade show and exhibition events. The wide variety of programming offered at SXSW Interactive in addition to the presence of SXSW Film and SXSW Music helps make it a completely original event. Together, Leake, and Meacham, have over two decades of SEO, web marketing, and website usability experience; and were happy to share their know-how to a room-overflowing crowd of 200+ people.

Attendance at the “Making SEO and Usability Work Together” power session was standing room only despite rainy weather conditions that dampened overall attendance that day. This impressive turnout reflects the intensity of interest in search engine marketing, as almost 90% of all websites are initially found through search engines. For those that missed the session, the SXSW website (www.sxsw.com) will be adding a podcast of the session in the near future.

As for better search engine optimization Leake stressed the importance of putting keywords within a website’s title tags and letting in-bound links serve as the main bait for the algorithm robots. He explained this strategy by saying, “Google’s search algorithms are constantly changing, and keyword density is only a small portion – typically no more than six percent — of what drives those algorithm. Therefore, the most sure-fire way to keep up with their changing patterns is to always have a wide variety of outside sites linked to your site.” Afterwards Leake closed the session by saying, “A proper site is one designed for humans and not robots. So if you want it to rank high and still be user-friendly, write fluidly and link constantly.”

About Apogee Search
Apogee Search is a search engine marketing firm based in Austin TX, and was founded by early internet pioneers and McKinsey & Co. alumni. Since its inception in 2001, Apogee Search has rapidly grown to become the pre-eminent SEM agency in Texas. Focusing on a variety of search marketing methods that include: Paid Search (PPC), Natural Search (SEO), Affiliate Marketing, and Pay-Per-Call, Apogee Search’s solutions are designed to drive qualified, targeted visitors to B2B and B2C websites for more leads, customers, revenues and profits.

About Expero Inc.
Expero Inc is a website design, usability, and content development firm creating user experience solutions for software products and websites. Unlike traditional design and usability firms, which have a single point of expertise and focus on a portion of the user experience problem, Expero provides a user experience solution that strives to create a user-driven website on target with the needs and expectations of the client’s audience.

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Welcome to EPR Advertising News

EPR Advertising News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the advertising news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

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