5 Observations From Local Search & Marketing Practices That Reveal

5 Observations From Local Search & Marketing Practices That Reveal
… offers forecasts for economic activity, SMB marketing budgets and their relationship with agencies. I'll be taking a look at Thrive Analytics' 2015 Local Marketing Outlook for Home and Auto Emergency Related Service Businesses to provide five …
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Decoding Keywords To Forecast Marketing Opportunities
Tools and services tailor-made to project content marketing ROI validate the need for inflated digital marketing budgets when paired with the proven success of search engine, social media and content marketing campaigns. Leverage industry forecasts and …
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Status Quo reveal break-up plans as Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt rarely

Status Quo reveal break-up plans as Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt rarely
Status Quo have confessed they plan to break up the band – and the famous frontmen say they don't speak to each other unless they have to. Former hellraisers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt , who even insisted on giving separate interviews, claim they …
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Mad Max: Fury Road review – Don't believe the hype, it isn't very good
This fourth instalment in the much-loved Aussie franchise is being hailed as one of the very best action films ever made, with adjectives being wheeled out that haven't been since Orson Welles made Citizen Kane. Once the dust has settled, however, Fury …
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Teletubbies set to return with Fearne Cotton and Jane Horrocks as stars
Producers said the new series on CBeebies later this year will have a “refreshed and contemporary look”. One of the new elements will be a tubby mobile phone voiced by Jane Horrocks, of Absolutely Fabulous. Comedian Daniel Rigby will be the narrator.
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What 100 Million Web Searches Reveal About Summer Travel

What 100 Million Web Searches Reveal About Summer Travel
Kayak says the best time to buy airfare to Europe remains six months in advance—which means now's the best time to shop for Thanksgiving trips. But for summer travel, we're still within the window to get the best deals to Africa (book two months in …
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Frequent-flier programs at American Airlines, Southwest Airlines top 'Freddie
“That's what IdeaWorks, a consulting firm in Shorewood, Wis., found last year when it made 7,640 award-booking queries using the websites of 25 U.S. and foreign carriers. Shopping three to seven months in advance, the testers scored 100 percent award …
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Latest developments in Baltimore
Obama commented Friday shortly after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges against the six police officers who were suspected after the 25-year-old Baltimore man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody. His death angered the …
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Google search terms reveal sexually transmitted disease 'hotspots'

Google search terms reveal sexually transmitted disease 'hotspots'
They are often an embarrassing topic that leaves many people unwilling to talk about them, let alone own up to having one. But analysis of popular search terms on Google has revealed the areas around the world that seem to be most concerned with …
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Jim Cramer Suggests Google Should Buy Twitter (TWTR)
Then, Google, which has piles of cash to spend, should buy the rights to every major sporting event and then stream them on YouTube with running commentary from Twitter. Google should then charge a licensing fee to companies with employees who tweet …
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Cramer: Turn Google into a goldmine…with Twitter
The second step is for Google to buy the rights to every major sporting event that happens. Then it should stream those events on YouTube with instant commentary coming from Twitter. That will accommodate the lack of any social component missing on …
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HiddenGemz Presents “The Reveal” Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

HiddenGemz Presents “The Reveal” Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project
Event on 2015-04-24 17:00:00
Aloha from “The Reveal”,

HiddenGemz is producing its 2015 fundraising fashion show and silent auction art gallery called “The Reveal” at THE MODERN HONOLULU on April 24th from 5-10 pm. The Reveal is a very beautiful pre-summer fashion show and art gallery exhibit silent auction in efforts to raise funds and awareness for Wounded Warrior Project. We will have two clothing lines featured in our fashion show; bikinis from Solfashion Brasil and dresses from Lani Lau. There will also be fireworks and performers throughout the night with 2 DJs, Dana Kruse and KAMM with food and drinks catered by Executive Chef Scott Toner.

Part of The Reveal crew is a mix of students at Hawaii Pacific University and we are all seniors taking our capstone course before we graduate this year. This event captivates multiple majors and allows the students to showcase their own personal professional skills they have learned over the past 4 years in college, including Cinematography, Integrated Multimedia, Public Relations, Script Writing, Business Management, and Minors such as Studio Art. Secondly, we will be fundraising for The Wounded Warrior Project to help injured military veterans all over the country who have fought for our freedom and have been severely wounded.

At The Reveal, there will be performers throughout the venue acting as exhibits themselves, such as Magicians, Belly Dancers, and Fire Dancers to entertain the guests as they walk around and observe and participate in the art gallery silent auction while eating food catered by the venue. As soon as the fireworks stop, everyone focuses on the runway and the show begins with the bikini line. 15 beautiful models will walk the catwalk and show off the beautiful bikinis and dresses from our sponsors. Our sponsors consist of 2 jewelry lines, 5 clothing lines, 15 artists, 7 performers and a masseuse.

We would love to invite you to come enjoy yourself at The Reveal. You are welcome to check out all of our promotional material to see what all we have going on.

• The Reveal | Website
o http://www.therevealevent.info/
• The Reveal | FB Event Page
o https://www.facebook.com/events/461625650657314/
• EventBrite Ticket Site
o https://hiddengemzthereveal.eventbrite.com/

I appreciate your time and consideration for what “The Reveal” has to offer. If you’re interested and need to learn more, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Heath Gagné
Owner of HiddenGemz – Producer of “The Reveal”
United States Marine Corps Veteran – Wounded Warrior Alumni
808-679-8277 – gagnedesign@aol.com
FB | www.facebook.com/hiddengemz.photography
IG | www.instagram.com/hiddengemz

at The Modern Honolulu Hotel
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, United States

Survey Results Reveal Social Media and Blogs Have Less of an Impact on the B2B Buyer Journey than Marketers Assume

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

Huff Industrial Marketing, a B2B marketing consultancy, and KoMarketing, a B2B SEO agency, have released the 2015 B2B Web Usability Report: What B2B Buyers Want from Vendor Websites. The report, sponsored by BuyerZone, shows that a lack of critical information can hinder the B2B buying process. The report can be downloaded, without a form submission, from the KoMarketing website: http://www.komarketingassociates.com/b2b-web-usability-report-2015/

Survey findings indicate that while blogs and social media have some impact across the various stages of the B2B buying cycle, this impact is not as significant as marketers have assumed. Over a third of respondents (34%) indicated they dont use blogs to aid them in their vendor discovery process; 38% indicated they dont use social media for the same purpose. When asked if a blog or social media help establish a vendors credibility, 36% and 35% respectively replied no. Respondents also indicated that blogs and social media do not impact the buying process, with 46% stating the lack of a blog or social media isnt a factor.

Survey data also shows that a lack of thorough contact information will cause buyers to leave a website as well as reduce the vendors credibility in the eye of the buyer. And, despite a tsunami of information regarding what comprises an effective B2B content marketing strategy, a huge disconnect still exists between the content vendors supply buyers on their websites and what buyers need to move forward with vendors.

2015 marks the second year for our annual survey, says Derek Edmond, Managing Partner for KoMarketing. This year, we developed questions to help us understand what role blogs and social media play through the entire buyer journey. We were concerned that, with last years survey, we were ignoring how buyers find vendor websites. We believed blogs and social media do play a role in the discovery process. While this is true to some extent, what weve learned is that marketers need to integrate other channels into their marketing strategy. Otherwise, vendors will miss a wide range of opportunity if they rely solely on a blog or social media to deliver inquiries.

The 27-page report includes data from over 35 survey questions and features seven key research findings, 18 data charts, and 24 key takeaways on how vendors can facilitate the sales process using their websites. To download the free report, visit: http://www.komarketingassociates.com/b2b-web-usability-report-2015/

The report was made possible by BuyerZone (http://www.buyerzone.com). BuyerZone, a Purch brand, helps simplify complex buying decisions by connecting buyers with quality sellers across hundreds of B2B products and services.

About Huff Industrial Marketing, Inc.

Founder and President of Huff Industrial Marketing (http://www.diannahuff.com), Dianna Huff helps small, family-owned industrial manufacturing companies market, grow and succeed. Since 1998 shes created custom, strategic programs that combine traditional and new forms of marketing and PR for manufacturers across the U.S.

About KoMarketing

KoMarketing (http://www.komarketingassociates.com) is a B2B online marketing agency specializing in search engine, social media, and content marketing. Celebrating over ten years of client success stories, KoMarketing helps build the connections that drive B2B business results through highly customized marketing programs.

Google's Top Search Terms for 2014 Reveal Tech Trends

Google's Top Search Terms for 2014 Reveal Tech Trends
In general, mobile technology made a strong showing on Google searches in 2014. Five of the top 100 global trends involved cellphones, Google said, with "Apple, Samsung and Nexus leading the way. This year also saw increased searches for wearable …
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Saying 'I do' goes high-tech in India
In a country obsessed with getting married, where the overall wedding market is pegged at a whopping $ 40 billion, matrimonial websites have hit the big time catering to young, urban, internet savvy Indians and their parents, who are getting used to …
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The report was compiled by The Search Agency's team of mobile experts, who analyzed which top 50 news and media websites best aligned with established mobile marketing best practices. The Search Agency's … While 100% of the print news and media sites …
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Seo Taiji To Reveal His New Title Song On October 16

Seo Taiji To Reveal His New Title Song On October 16
On this day, Seo Taiji will release his title song, "Christmalo.win" for his album, Quiet Night. According to a related online music staff, Seo Taiji will reveal his new title song at his October 18 comeback concert, but reveal his title song on the …
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topseos.com Reveals Boostability as the Top SEO Agency for the Month of
NAPLES, FL–(Marketwired – October 13, 2014) – The independent authority on search marketing vendors, topseos.com, has named Boostability the best search engine marketing firm for the month of October 2014. Boostability was chosen based on their …
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Elastic Path to Reveal Retail Store of the Future at Luxury Interactive

New York City (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Elastic Path Software Inc., an ecommerce company helping the worlds biggest brands generate more revenue, will showcase a prototype store of the future where digital technologies are infused into every aspect of a physical retail experience. The concept store will be unveiled at Luxury Interactive, the premier luxury branding & digital marketing summit, Oct. 13 – 15 in New York City.

Anchored by Elastic Path commerce technologies, the Retail Store of the Future was built together with technology partner Adobe. The demo will show how marketers can use personalized pricing, iBeacon-driven messaging, and smartphone and wearable technology apps to engage customers and then guide them through a personalized shopping experience. The same technologies can help in-store sales staff to cross-sell and upsell in one seamless shopping transaction.

Mobile Drives Digital and Physical Shopping to Converge

Mobile is the primary driver of web sales growth for many online retailers. Last year, the fastest-growing 50 m-commerce players expanded their total e-retailing sales by 31%, nearly double the North American e-retailing growth rate of 17%, according to Internet Retailer.

With total retail sales in the US reaching $ 3.6 trillion by 2017 and purchases influenced by the web or a digital experience accounting for US$ 1.8-trillion, according to Forrester, many retailers are putting mobile at the forefront of their web strategy.

Millennials and todays more demanding shoppers expect brands to deliver a highly personalized, unified shopping experience regardless of whether the customer initiates the process on his laptop, from a review on his tablet, or after clicking an ad on his smartphone, said Matt Dion, Vice President Marketing, Elastic Path Software. This mobile-driven shift in behavior has caught many brands off guard.

New Technologies Critical to CMOs and Digital Marketers

According to Gartner, a CMO will be spending more on technology than the CIO by 2017. CMOs now spend more time developing the brand, not just managing it, yet many are trying to solve modern marketing challenges with nearly obsolete tools. The Retail Store of the Future will show marketers how their current and future challenges can be solved today, with commercially available technologies.

Brands need to future-proof their commerce and marketing infrastructure to quickly integrate with the latest technologies when they come into play – whether its a smartwatch or new payment system yet to be released, said Dion. Our commerce solution is the glue enabling brands to add and manage hundreds of customer channels, while giving marketing a single view of the customer.

Commerce + Content Session at Luxury Interactive

At Luxury Interactive, Elastic Path and Adobe will present a joint session at 9:15 am on Oct. 14, 2014 titled The Luxury Retail Experience: How Commerce and Content Can Bring Back the White Glove. An agenda can be viewed at http://luxury.wbresearch.com/day-two-october-14-2014-executing-premier-ecommerce-capabilities-agendaday.

Where: Time-Life Building, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York City

When: October 13 15, 2014

To view the Retail Store of the Future, request images/video or for press passes to Luxury Interactive, please contact elena(at)crossborderpr(dot)com 604-728-5885.

About Elastic Path

Elastic Path helps the worlds biggest brands generate billions in revenue using its ecommerce technologies. The companys software also seamlessly brings omnichannel ecommerce, subscriptions, and enhanced connectivity right into Adobe Experience Manager, the leading content management platform enabling companies to deliver a complete customer experience that maximizes engagement and conversion. Elastic Path has more than 200 customers, including McGraw-Hill Education, Virgin Media, LVMH, Western Union, TeliaSonera, Kiabi, and Motability. The company has 150 employees in Vancouver, Canada and the UK. For more information, visit http://www.elasticpath.com

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