According to a market research study announced this month from Insight Research Corporation, the study projects that the aggregate market for a key group of data services will grow two to three times the rate for basic transport services over the next five years. Insight’s newly-released market analysis report, “Strategic Data Services for US Businesses: IP VPNs, Ethernet, Cloud, and Hosting Services, 2013-2018″ includes full segment details for U.S. wireline data services…
Author: Christopher Laird Simmons
INTERVIEW: If you are even remotely interested in tech gadgets you may have heard of a strange new thing called Google Glass. “Glass” is a proof of concept wearable computing technology given to 8,000 “test heads” to wear, share, and socialize with starting Spring/Summer 2013. I spoke with David Ciccarelli, Canada’s first “Google Glass Explorer,” as they are called, to see what he really thinks of this brave new experiment from the Googleplex.
INTERVIEW: Getting a B2B marketing campaign started can be daunting, and many marketing experts have adopted the so-called “duct tape marketing” program created by John Jantsch to provide key focus implementations for their clients. Kelly Weppler is the owner and founder of WH & Associates, an inbound marketing agency that works with business-to-business (B2B) companies to “enhance their online presence, to generate leads, and to design a complete customer experience that helps their clients stand out from their competitors.”
NEWS: For the past decade, London, Ontario based Voices.com has helped advertising industry professionals connect when seeking voiceover talent, and voice actors. It’s also become a top destination for those seeking to make a living by promoting their voice acting abilities for projects ranging from animation, to TV spots and PSAs, to documentary and feature film work.
NEWS: Construction industry marketing veteran Elliot Light recently announced his formation of New Home Nexus, a marketing, sales and advertising firm that “will connect buyers and builders.” From initial due diligence to final sale, New Home Nexus will serve homebuilders, investors, asset managers and financial institutions throughout Southern California.
Probably one of the best commercial spots ever for a car company, and for Trek fans. Featuring Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy, “The Challenge” pits the two actors against one another as they head to a golf game. The take away for Audi is that the big A7 hatchback can hold golf clubs more easily than the Mercedes CLS.
NEWS: Boston-based financial services marketing firm Truebridge, Inc. recently announced that they have hired Ken Wells as EVP of Relationship Marketing. Wells will head up a new unit that helps financial institutions maximize the power of their retail organization to drive more revenue from multiple business lines.
OPINION: Well, you have to hand it to Disney for trying to capture the market on any product, brand, or service offering in their vast empire, even if remotely related to the original creators of something like the “Day of the Dead.” So many people are growing up today thinking Disney invented Snow White, or mermaids, or Pinocchio, it’s a little unnerving.
ATLANTA, Ga. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — Beth Thompson has joined CMI as Vice President, Qualitative Research. Thompson brings a 20-year track record of successfully conducting highly complex domestic and global marketing research with a focus on the pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. CMI Research is a leader in marketing research services and insight.
ATLANTA, Ga. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — At the PMRG National Annual Conference March 10-12 in Maryland, Pfizer and CMI Research will present: “Engaging Stakeholders with A Story – 3 Tips to Improve Research Reporting.” The presentation will be based on actual results of a recent study conducted of mothers of children with a medical condition to evaluate opportunities for a medication.
CAMP HILL, Pa. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — This week, at the 17th Annual Millennium Music Conference (MMC) in Camp Hill, Pa., recording industry veteran and noted music producer Loren Weisman will lead the discussion: “The State of The Record Deal in 2013: Myths vs. Reality.” Exploring what really works with up and coming bands, and solo music artists, beyond the hype.
RALEIGH, N.C. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — Accounting software specialist, Massey Consulting continues its educational marketing for CPAs webcast series with the session “5 Ways to Get More Likes on Your Facebook Page” presented by Randy Vaughn, principal of Marketing Twins. The session is appropriate for all audiences: CPAs, nonprofit organizations and commercial business and CPE credit will be available for CPAs attending the session.
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — According to a new market research and analysis report from The Insight Research Corporation: Capital expenditures (capex) by telecommunications service providers globally is expected to increase at a compounded rate of 1.5 percent, from $207 billion in 2012 to $223.3 billion in 2017.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — Sample Digital, the leading provider of production workflow and media asset management tools to the film and TV industry, has announced its re-branding as DAX, LLC. The DAX name is derived from “Digital Asset Xchange” and best reflects the product, services and legacy of the company.
DALLAS, Texas /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — The latest “Shine Brighter Series” of webcasts for nonprofits from Orange Leap will focus on “Twitter for Nonprofits” and be presented by Dawn Westerberg, president of marketing consulting firm Dawn Westerberg Consulting LLC, on December 6, 2012, 2 p.m. EST. There is no charge for nonprofits attending the session.
ATLANTA, Ga. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — Laura Winn, VP client solutions for CMI Marketing Research, and Steve DiCarlo VP of market research, Fidelity Investments, will present “Honeymoon Period: Three Tips to Evaluate Your Early Customer Lifecycle” at IIR’s The Marketing Research Event (TMRE) Nov. 12-14, 2012 in Boca Raton, Fla.
DETROIT, Mich. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — SafeToSleep recently announced the launch of its innovative new baby product, the Sleep and Breathing Monitor, decribed by the company as “a breakthrough in infant sleep safety that monitors each breath of a sleeping baby with hospital accuracy and streams the breath wave to a smartphone as it occurs.” Unlike current baby monitors that use audio, video, or movement to monitor a sleeping baby, the SafeToSleep system uses advanced fiber optic technology to detect the baby’s actual breath rate and breath wave.
NEWS: Today anybody attempting to use the Diigo social bookmarking site was greeted with either a redirect to a keyword link page (similar to a placeholder site), or was being redirected to an apparent Monster.com affiliate link page. Diigo has been around quite some time, and also absorbed Furl a couple of years back. (UPDATED)
ATLANTA, Ga. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — CMI Marketing Research recently announced the addition of Paul Gondek who has joined CMI to expand the company’s Healthcare Solutions practice to support healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. As vice president client solutions and healthcare lead, Gondek will further enhance an experienced pharmaceutical team.
DALLAS, Texas /Advertising Industry Newswire/ — On October 23, Orange Leap launched a new monthly series of webcasts for nonprofit organizations called the Shine Brighter Series. The first webcast covered “5 Ways Nonprofits Can Get More Likes on Their Facebook Page” presented by Randy Vaughn of Fort Worth-based Marketing Twins.
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. /Advertsing Industry Newswire/ — Insight Research’s market analysis study, “Cable TV Enterprise Services, 2012-2017″ provides a sobering view for Cable Providers, who have been touting the Business Services market as a profitable respite from their mature residential video business.
COLUMN: While the subject of contextual branding against other company’s trademarks will not be a new issue to some people, and I had been aware of the problem from the past couple of years of litigation between major companies and search portals like Google and Yahoo!, nevertheless I was a bit surprised when my brand was targeted by an upstart competitor.
CHICAGO, Ill. — Stephen Monaco, an accomplished executive with 20 years of senior management experience in the technology sector, will begin publishing state-specific content on MidwestBusiness.com spanning the Missouri and neighboring technology landscape.
COLUMN: After seeing one of Sony’s debut TV spots for their new PlayStation(r), I’m sure I was not the only one slightly freaked out by the toy baby who comes to life, starts to cry, then laugh maniacally before flashing demon red eyes… all while pawing the air toward the floating black slab of a PlayStation 3 (PS3).
COLUMN: Companies need to do a better job of policing themselves when signing up new customers on the Internet and through mail campaigns, otherwise they risk contributing to an already serious epidemic of personal and business identity theft. Certain companies are making it a little easier for crooks to get a foot in the door due to a lack of safeguards and common sense. And guess what? It just happened to my company.
NEW YORK, NY — The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) this week announced that they are forming an industry-wide Click Measurement Working Group to create a set of Click Measurement Guidelines. These Guidelines, a joint effort with the Media Rating Council (MRC), will provide the detailed definition of a “click” and the standard against which clicks are measured and counted including the identification of invalid clicks and/or fraudulent clicks.
LOS ANGELES, CA — At 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2006 in United States Federal Court, 280 S. First Street, Courtroom #3, San Jose, California, a drama will play out between KinderStart.com (a site for kids zero to seven and their parents) and the giant of the Internet, Google, controlling up to 80% or more of ‘Net searches worldwide.
NEW YORK, NY — Noted beauty expert, marketing guru, and author Rachel Weingarten’s new book: “Hello Gorgeous! Beauty Products in America, ’40s-’60s” (ISBN: 1933112182, Collectors Press, 5/06) is a chic social commentary on beauty advertising, and combines her marketing and beauty industry background. The book explores the beauty culture past and present, women’s evolving spending power in America while highlighting the exhortations and beauty products geared to women in the mid last century and into our own times.