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Christopher Laird Simmons

Christopher Laird Simmons is a 30+ year veteran in the advertising and marketing business and has helped launch numerous companies including MacMall®,, Neotrope®, and Send2Press® Newswire. He is an award winning photographer, designer, and one of the first experts in the field of SEO. He is a former contributing editor to numerous magazines, and has been widely interviewed by same. He is a PR pro and member of the PRSA, a professional musician and member of ASCAP, and the founder of Neotrope®. He is the author of FRACTOPIA, an art book (Neotrope Press, Dec. 2008). UNAUTHORIZED REPUBLICATION OF THIS CONTENT IS PROHIBITED UNDER U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAWS.


NEWS: Insight Research recently announced a new market study, that projects that telecommunications services revenue worldwide will grow from $2.2 trillion in 2015 to $2.4 trillion in 2019. Insight's newly-released market analysis report, "The 2015 Telecommunications Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and Forecasts" includes regional and service forecasts, assessment of key growth drivers, analysis of industry trends, network infrastructure and access technologies.

Wendy Peel


NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc., a leader in software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, this past week announced that sales and marketing expert Wendy Peel has joined the company as its VP of sales and marketing. In this position, Wendy will be responsible for managing the ReverseVision brand, working with product development and broadening brand awareness among forward lenders and financial planners.

Nutritionist Pro NexGen


NEWS: Axxya Systems, the developers of the original Nutritionist Pro Software, have recently announced the release of Nutritionist Pro NexGen Nutrition Food Labeling and Recipe Analysis Cloud Application for USA, Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. Nutritionist Pro NexGen offers the features that a user needs to analyze recipes and create nutrition food labels for printing, packaging for retail.

Rock Bottom GOLF


ROCHESTER, N.Y. /Advertising & Marketing News/ -- NEWS: TGIB Marketing, Inc., parent company to Rock Bottom Golf, today announced a new endorsement deal with pro golfer, John Daly. This is the company's first big endorsement deal and they are very excited about where it will go. Daly is mostly known for his driving distance off the tee, earning him the nickname 'Long John.'

Market Research - Strategic Data Services for US Businesses


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...

Kelly Weppler


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."

Phillips MediaSource


Phillips Productions, Inc., a leader in television program development and HD video production located in Texas, recently announced a re-branding effort and has changed...

Voiceover Talent Marketplace


NEWS: For the past decade, London, Ontario based 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.

New Home Nexus


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.

loco for trademark of Day of the Dead


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.

Kathryn Kendell


CINCINNATI, Ohio /Advertising Industry Newswire/ -- ProSource, a regional leader in business solutions for variable data printing, and improving mission critical business processes, recently announced that Kathryn Kendell has joined its executive team as Vice President of Marketing.

Beth Thompson


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.

CMI Research


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.

Music producer Loren Weisman


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.

Orange Leap, Texas


DALLAS, Texas /Advertising Industry Newswire/ -- Matt McCabe from Pursuant will present a live webcast with Orange Leap, titled "I Have A Dream: The Importance of Vision At Every Donor Level" on Feb. 14, 2013. Simply put, donors give to a vision that stirs their philanthropic passion.

Insight Research Corporation


MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. /Advertising Industry Newswire/ -- According to a market analysis report announced this month from INSIGHT Research, "The global financial services industry...

Massey Consulting


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.

Insight Research Corporation


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.