Friday, December 25, 2009
Summer adventures just got hotter for young socialites, hobbyist and escapade seekers as international brand World Traveler reveals a tasteful mix of bags in its dynamic collection.
Featuring trolleys named after famous popular travel destinations such as Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Genova, World Traveler’s collections pack every modern-day vacation seeker’s bag’s fantasy – light breathable and handy, while smart, sturdy, classy but surprisingly affordable, all the same time.
World Traveler is a trusted brand preferred by a wide array of globe trotters having been in the market for 20 years. Spice up your summer travels with World Traveler’s latest collection and get a free World Traveler packing cube. Available at all World Traveler retail outlets and stores nationwide.
Monday, December 21, 2009
The Ultimate Cooking Showdown
Unilever Food solutions in partnership with SM Hypermart injects exciting eastern flavor into the foodservice industry with the Ultimate Asian Cooking Showdown on April 30 at Taste Asia Mall. Ming Tsai of Simply Ming and Iron Chef Fame goes head to head with Executive Chef Joanne Limoanco for a cooking demonstration that reveals authentic secrets of Asian cooking styles.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Mussel Festival at Market Café
Partake in a fiercely flavorsome festival as Market Café tosses out buckets and buckets of succulent ocean mussels. Satisfy the seafood-lover in you and choose to enjoy your mussel dish best served on ice, out of the oven, or fresh from the grill. Spice up with these many meaty nuggets of the seas which such tasty sauces as chili, white wine with tarragon, shallots and butter, or olive oil with garlic and cheese. Market café is located at the 5th level of the Hyatt Hotel and Casino.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Press Release on Change of Management heads or bringing in new blood to the core team.
Talbott Lewis, regional director for Sales instituted changes in their New York office with appointing Yasmin Gertrude into a new position as Managing Head for Corporate Sales overseeing accounts for PAP Institute, Marcommerce and MediaMoguls.
Miss Gertrude will be responsible for leading the management team and building strong relationships across all state wide offices. She will also remain involved in internal initiatives such as business development and training.
In 2001, Yasmin Gertrude was named as top Business Executive by Financial Ignite Magazine and among Forbes most powerful women in Business.
“Appointing Yasmin will strengthen our management line up and will surely drive significant growth this quarter under her helm.”
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Ardent Premium has now changed its name to The Ardent-Viceroy Worldwide now manned by CEO Victor Royce.
Victor Royce is the son of the late Victorino Royce II, the shipping magnate which pioneered deep sea mining. Ardent Premium was known for its global shipping services and its groundbreaking software investments. The company recently acquired several Tech start ups and has further its venture as capable software firm. The name change to Ardent-Viceroy Worldwide will define the shift that is taking place at the heart of Ardent as it takes on a stronger vision.
Immediate steps to launch the new branding for the company will include the introduction of the new corporate headquarters plus branding and identity. The new brand insignia will be rolled out in 2010 by all Ardent-Viceroy subsidiaries.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Please be advised that Executive Director James Searle has retired after a fifteen-year stint as Chairman of the Board for RedHotLabbs LLC. Seasoned marketing executive Randall Fern took over the role in March 2010.
Margaret Dobbs, managing director of RedHotLabbs said that bringing in Fern into the picture is consistent with the vision of the RedGroup, harnessing emerging management talents from within the firm.
Randall Fern is bringing in his valuable regional experience in brand planning and media positioning which he acquired as the Research Division Head of RedTarts, a Tech subsidiary of RedHotLabbs LLC. Incredibly, for 2010, Fern will jumpstart RedHotLabbs with major product launches in Beijing and Shanghai as the company vies to be a top investor in China.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Real beauty is a lasting quality.
Since 1918, Mido automatic timepieces have been telling the time with an exclusive, timeless elegance. Today, the new Mido Baroncelli Power Reserve comes with an original complication which adds a further nuance of aesthetic refinement.
The Baroncelli line has been characterised for more than 30 years by the perfect alliance of expertise and unrivalled classic design. The latest Mido Baroncelli Power Reserve portrays the essence of time in its intensity and its continuity. The exclusive style of this automatic model finds expression in an interplay of exquisite lines and curves in perfect resonance with the contours of classic string instruments. Its understated elegance lays bare the full subtlety of the power reserve indicator.
The new Mido Baroncelli Power Reserve is elegant and distinctive. It stands out from previous models through its large diameter, polished steel case, which has a curved side profile matching the rounded ends of the horns.
The expansive silvered dial has a «soleil» satin finish and incorporates a power reserve indicator at six o’clock. This highly useful additional function is assured by means of a hand running over a finely snailed semi-circular section, marked with white numerals to count down the energy remaining from a power reserve of 42 hours.
The applique indexes, triangular and faceted like the hour and minute hands, have similar contours creating an effect of perfect harmony. The date aperture is positioned at 3 o’clock. Featuring an antireflecting sapphire crystal treated on both sides, the model is guaranteed water-resistant up to 50 metres thanks in particular to the famous Aquadura system protecting the winding stem. The movement and its oscillating weight, finely decorated with Geneva stripes, as well as the engraved Mido logo and blued screws, can be admired through the transparent case back.
Mounted on a brown genuine leather strap with folding clasp, the watch exudes a natural classy elegance. (Official Press Release from Mido Press)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Participants can look forward to rubbing shoulders with Olympic athletes and sport icons in the field of basketball, swimming, track and field and pro-golf. Opening ceremonies and multi-games will be held at the San Marino Stadium at downtown Fairways.
Registration for the 8km Fun Run and Sportsfest are now open. Marathon training clinics will be set up for all participants. Try-outs will be held for those who want to take part in niche competitions in Akido, Dodgeball, Jujitsu and Greco-Roman Wrestling.
At night, festivities will continue at the Ringo Park where an open air carnival will showcase performances by indie rock bands and folk singers. People of all ages and athletic abilities are welcome to celebrate and be part of the historic event by joining the event line-up at the 5th Community Athletic Games.
All proceeds of this event will go to Athletes Who Can, a beneifit organization with support programs for athletes with disabilities.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Five-six-seven-eight! Step-cross, step-tap… Can’t wait to learn those slick dance moves you have always loved? From bachata’s sexy hip-swaying to the high-voltage spins of b-boying, let Footwork show you how to get it right. Whatever your age, style and mood, whether you’re an executive in need of stress-relief, a teen with retro tastes, a nimble senior raring to party or even a doting parent with toddler in tow, there’s a dance workshop for you.
You might want to pick up some nifty steps, sharpen your budding skills or get an exhilarating workout. But above everything, just do it simply for the sheer enjoyment and pleasure of dancing. In addition to popular favourites, new dances in this year’s programme include Bollywood dance, Charleston and West Coast swing. All of Footwork’s workshops are conducted by professional instructors. The next time the music beckons, you know you’ll be the first one on the dance floor!
Choose your favourite dance and register now!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Aqua Classes for Moms and Babies
Check out a series of Aqua programmes for mums and babies at Safra! The classes are an ideal environment for mothers and their new babies to bond, for children to begin to socialise and for whole families to spend quality time together.
Inspire Mum Pre-Natal Pilates Exercise
InspireMum Pre-natal Pilates is an ideal workout for mums-to-be due to their many benefits associated to core muscles necessary to support the baby. As your pregnancy progresses, InspireMum™ Pre-Natal Pilates helps to increase your strength, flexibility and endurance. The five layers of muscle, which make up the pelvic floor, become stronger and therefore, resisting tears. By strengthening the lower back muscles, the posture during pregnancy is improved, helping to minimize low back strain. Improved circulation leads to more energy and can lessen haemorrhoids, varicose veins and swelling of extremities. Strengthening the pelvic floor can also reduce urinary incontinence. It also lengthens the tight muscles, like the hamstrings, means fewer leg cramps.
Mommy Mingle Mixer
Meet Moms of all ages with our super Sunday Mommy Mingle Special - a weekly event at Athena that welcomes moms with babies, toddlers, tweens and even teens!
A fun way to expand your mommy network, share parenting tips and ask for advice on child care.
We also have a mommy open market where you can shop chic baby items, toys, clothes, books and maternity items.
All moms gets a free lovin' bundle pack from Kaboodle and Kids. Register early through our online form.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Earth Sanctuary's director Christina Low literally scours the Earth, whether it's Kona Island in Hawaii or Kathmandu in Tibet for indigenous treatments. This accounts for its spa menu, with signature treatments like the Australian aboriginal dreamtime and Hawaiian Ka Huna bodywork. The former includes body massage incorporating Australian aboriginal techniques, while the latter uses uniquely blended sea salt, red clay and limu (seaweed) for exfoliation and to release toxins.
Kenko Wellness Spa
Kenko Wellness Spa's ambience radiates a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation for tired souls. The spaciousness and soothing ambience create the impression of stepping into an oasis of serenity. Aromas from essential oils, incense aromatic sea salts and flowers fill the spa suites and uplift your senses as soothing music is played in the background. De-stress yourself with a variety of pampering treatments and allow professional therapists to help relieve your sore muscles and aching joints. The spa's treatments draw upon the ancient traditional wisdom of pressure point technique, fused with music therapy and aromatherapy. Take your pick from the various invigorating scrubs, revitalizing massages and therapeutic hydrotherapy treatments.
Savour wine in more ways than one. Go beyond enjoying a glass or two -now you can be massaged, scrubbed and bathed in wine as well. Spa Sauvignon is the first wine-themed spa founded on the principles of vinotherapy, using selected wine massage oils and tapping its rich, antioxidant goodness. Start off with a good scrub. "The Cabernet Body Buff", which incorporates red wine helps the skin better absorb vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, plant-based oils and natural shea butter, which nourishes the skin, while the blend of lime, grapefruit and ginger invigorates and boost circulation. Once the skin is prepped, indulge in the signature Sauvignon massage, which employs ylang-ylang mixed with bergamot, Thai flowers and therapeutic oils infused with select red wine. The 50-minute full body massage promises to improve your lymphatic circulation, detoxify, reduce fluid retention and stimulate your skin's natural collagen and elastin. For a relaxing end sink into Spa Sauvignon located at 71 Bussorah Street.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Luminaria is one of the region’s best event planners for corporate, charity gala and high-society balls.
“We will continue to tap new and existing clients with our cutting edge capabilities through strategic alliances and investments. This philosophy is second nature to us.” said Sam Brighton, founder of Luminaria Marketing Group.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Max Brenner Chocolate Bar
The Chocolate Bar by Max Brenner is home to a new chocolate culture embodying every fantasy and childhood dream of chocolate. The Chocolate Bar features, in addition to the retail space, a bar area for patrons to try new chocolate products as well as the best cup of hot chocolate- the ultimate in decadence!
Experience the all new Chocz which features a perfect synthesis of the finest raw ingriedients, an exclusive craft based production and the ingenuity of true chocolate lovers. Chocz, presents to you a gift of pure indulgence, a pleasure for the palate and an invitation to discover and admire.
SG Passion Cafe
Enjoy a quiet moment with your favourite gourmet coffee, cakes, pastries and local delights, as you reconnect your friendships and found memories. Ignite your artistic passions and immerse yourselves in the world of creativity at our regular show cases of regular art pieces.
Pastry chef Pang Kok Keong has travelled the world, including Spain, Shanghai and Paris, to train in the art of baking. From multi-layered cakes to dense chocolates, the creations melt in your mouth, with a lingering rcih after-taste.
The V Tea Room
"Like a fairytale out of a story book, the V Tea Room is a very unique place that speaks to your heart..." Let the daily selections of European warm bakes, luxurious signature liquer teacakes and original creations of exotic handmade cookies dazzle your tastebuds. Pair these sweet treats with the tea room's delightful choices of masterblended teas and velvety liquer coffees. The elegant setting and famous service culture will certainly leave a lasting impression.
"To the many moments of reminiscence that you hold dear, and always look forward to..."
Crossroads Cafe is the perfect place to bag a seat and watch the world go by. As its name suggests, it's located at the junction of Singapore's premier shopping streets- Orchard road and Scotts Road. You can opt for al fresco, for hald of this cafe is outdoors and kept cool by ceiling fans. The menu offers local and continental fare, so recharge your batteries here and shop on.
Friday, November 20, 2009
7atenine is the lifestyle destination for the Singapore chic, a sexy new concept in the art of socializing and dining. Every sublime mouthful of 7atenine's cosmopolitan creation is testament to our commitment to delivering pure cuisine. Patrons can dine in splendor with their own personal chef in a kitchen specially equipped with items from Miele, the world's leader in home kitchen innovation. Helmed by award winning mixologist Frankie Anthony, the cocktail and champagne bar is a shrine to liquid perfection.
Insomnia is a 24 hour bar and restaurant that never sleeps, hence its name. Housed in Chijmes, an old convent, its cuisine is Asian and international, and it sports an al fresco setting that overlooks the beautiful lawns and the chapel. Stay on for drinks and head back to the hotel when you feel like it, not when the bar closes.
My Humble House
Conceived as a restaurant which provides an experience captivating to both the palate and the eye, My Humble House showcases Modern Chinese cuisine by Tong Luk's creative team of chefs led by Director of Kitchens Sam Leong, and features unique design elements, special lighting effect and exceptional artistic food presentation. Most recently, My Humble House was awarded "Asian Ethnic Restaurant of the Year." The prestigious award recognizes the restaurant's consistency in providing an exceptional standard of excellence and impeccable dining experience.
DXO - music.culture.life.
Let DXO take you on a trip round the globe and back. Hear international deejays from the UK, Amsterdam, and France to the Czech Republic at the X2. Watch beautiful strangers at the Nest. Sip our special cocktails at the bar nova. Inhale the aroma of Cuban cigars in the comfort of the Nook. Watch the traffic whizz by the Patio. At DXO, there is a little heaven for everyone. Fresh and progressive, DXO brings people to share one experience and live out one culture. The DXO culture.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Surprise your kids this Christmas. Let their Christmas trees be filled with gifts from Oshkosh B'Gosh such as cool tees, floral fun loving skirts with matching Christmas socks for Santa's little girls.
On the other hand, available for Santa's naughty but nice young boys would be the cool colored tees, polo shirts with matching shorts that will make them look dashing during the holidays.
This is the season to be jolly with Oshkosh B'Gosh. So do not miss out , this will definitely put a smile on your children's faces, and make them look fashionable. Grab Oshkosh B'Gosh merchandise, available at Oshkosh B'Gosh stores nationwide.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Objects of desire come in an assortment of forms. But the best form can best be associated with the sense of smell. A person may walk pass you and lingers a trail of his scent, leaving you wanting for than just a whiff.
It's hypnotic, it's addicting; it's desirable.
DesireD by Ding Dong Dantes is the latest addition to the Bench Celebrity Scents Collection. Staying close to his masculine physique, this exquisite fragrance is personally selected by the Asian actor and model himself.
His vision- translating his persona in one bottle of infused scents; his choice of scent - elegant yet seductive.
The finest fragrance oils imported from Grasse, France are used, combining notes of bergamot, lavandin, violet leaves, water flowers, and sandalwood.
Mysteriously discreet, get drawn-in by DesireD available at Bench stores nationwide. Indulge yourself in this one of a kind alluring experience.
Surprise your loved ones with a basketful of gourmet treasures this yuletide season. Featuring the best holiday treats from Delifrance: Premium English fruitcake, Christmas bars, chocolate chip almond biscotti, premium Arabica coffee beans, a French coffee press, and a bottle of French wine, all beautifully presented in a limited edition picnic bag.
Revel in the holidays with DeliFrance. Get an early bird discount when you order before November 30. For more info call 555-5555.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
No purchase is required to be eligible for entry in the monthly promotions of Soya Shakers and VitaMix available at Green Ecoville outlets.
All that's required is to sign up as a Go Eco! Go green! member.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Seattle’s Best: For All Coffee Lovers
From delicate to lively, to rich and bold, Seattle’s Best Coffee roasts coffee beans for all coffee lovers. That’s why this world-renowned coffee shop has a Seattle’s Best Coffee drink for every coffee drinker! Savor its raspberry mocha kiss, a custom blended chocolate with delicious espresso, velvety steamed milk and a hint of raspberry syrup. Drink it while it’s hot! Its Javanilla milk shake is regarded as the world’s best coffee milk shake, a real treat for coffee and ice cream lovers. The Brownie Javakula is also a refresher. Enjoy its brownie bits with its rich and flavourful espresso.
Bo’s Coffee: Finest Espresso
Bo’s Coffee serves espresso beverages that caters to a lifestyle market with discriminating taste. Sip its hot white chocolate for that special bonding time with loved ones or friends. Served hot, this unique espresso concoction blends with white choco syrup, steamed milk and white choco design. Also, chill with its iced coffee mocha with its perfect blend of espresso, choco syrup or cold milk, one layer of whipped cream and a dash of choco powder. Its froccino caramel, meanwhile, is blended with caramel syrup and a shot of whipped cream. Visit its outlet at North Mall.
Ultimate Coffee Experience with Gloria Jean’s
Committed to delivering the ultimate coffee experience, Gloria Jean’s provides customers with a large range of specialty coffees including estate, origins and delicious flavored coffees, and a complete menu of espresso-based beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos, smoothie chillers, cocoas and gourmet teas. Its vanilla caramel is a cappuccino chiller. Coffee, milk and vanilla caramel flavors are blended with ice and top with whipped cream and caramel syrup. Its mango chiller is made from natural fruit puree and its 97% fat free.
Blenz Coffee: Handcrafted Quality
Whichever Blenz Beverage you choose, you can be sure it will be freshly crafted in the store using the highest quality ingredients. It’s a difference you will taste and a difference you will appreciate. Blenz uses the finest beans in the industry. Its freshly brewed coffees, such as café latte, are created to meet the highest standards. Blenz is also proud of its Chillo, its fresh line of blended beverages made especially to delight one’s taste buds.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s ‘good cup’
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf always makes sure that every cup or glass it serves is “a good cup.” Its matcha green tea ice blended for example, is simply the best green tea in the market. Matcha green tea is used traditionally in the Japanese Tea ceremony and is known for its huge supply of anti-oxidants. Savor also its white chocolate dream latte with its decadent white chocolate and flavorful espresso, steamed milk foam and a drizzle of fudge. Its cappuccino classic drink is made to exact standards for the most authentic cappuccino experience. Enjoy!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
"We created a branding strategy that would give the store a unique voice, garnering attention and setting it apart from its competitors. The voice came through in a literal manner with text as the focus of the brand rather than imagery. We used our most excellent copywriting skills to achieve the right tone; one with the edgy humor that New Yorkers welcome." - Mucca Design on the Brooklyn Fare brand
Kudos to the clever copy and packaging by Mucca Design
Some ideal openers for your acquisitions press release:
• Brand X Limited, LLC. announces the recent acquisition of the Newark King Brand as a new subsidiary and the latest terms of agreement will be disclose in due time. As we welcome the Newark King Brand into the Brand X group of companies, we believe that their expertise in vendor solutions will greatly contribute toward expanding our product offerings.
• As part of Brand X Global's continuing expansion, the new acquisition of Bay Area Goods will improve our business growth to our existing customers.
• United by a common business culture, a new alliance between Brand X Global and Quagmire South has been signed. The acquisition makes now Brand X Global the forerunner in the telecommunications market, enhancing the company’s future growth and performance. Quagmire South brings in excellent products and an established, consumer base of over 5 million households.
• By combining resources, Brand Y Company and North Area Inc. will now be leading the industry into innovative policies in logistical assessment. Strengths and assets that you won’t find from other solution firms in the global market. The acquisition agreement was closed last Tuesday August 3, 2010, having been approved by core members of the Board of Directors and top stockholders.
• CallisCorp is pleased to announce an agreement in principle to acquire a 100% interest in Hudson Enterprises, a UK based conglomerate. CallisCorp has shipping services spanning 80 ports worldwide in 3 timezones. Gross revenue in 2004 was $ 5.2 million. The acquisition will be subject to regulatory consent. The acquisition price is based on the earnings of CallisCorp for the decade.
Some concrete and existing samples from the following companies:
NVIDIA to Acquire AGEIA Technologies
The J. Paul Getty Museum announces Two New Acquisitions
SecureWorks Closes Acquisition of VeriSign's Managed Security Services Business
Press release on Dunfermline Acquisition
Benetton Group acquires Benetton Sportsystem: Creating one of the world’s largest groups in the clothing and sports equipment sector
Monday, August 24, 2009
The Times UK and BBC picked up on the cow pee buzz around February. And the bloggers went wild
Cow urine drink set to launch
Consider it the local lemonade or moonshine, but I doubt it would go global unless it becomes a proven cure for cancer, heart disease or AIDs. If so, this new organic soft drink will be flying off the shelves even at WalMart.
Kinda reminds me of that Futurama episode, the Willy Wonka offshoot- Fry and the Slurm Factory. Slurm is the Coke of the Futurama world, an addictive softdrink with a secret ingredient, I guess something sweet always comes from some cosmic arse. Ironically, after much revelation, Fry realizes he can't live without the abundance of Slurm in the market. Cow Juice would most likely have the same impact, and might even win over some foreign consumers in the long run. Those who have a strong palette hardwired for exotic edibles.
How lucky for the creatives handling this emerging brand, I would welcome the opportunity to work on something so novel.
Drug Free Campaign Press Release by the US Department of Defense
“Ask me, See me, Be me, Heroes Remain Drug Free,” is the Department of Defense’s theme for its 18th annual observance of Red Ribbon Week 2008, which is planned to run from Oct. 23 to 31. The campaign will recognize and encourage Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and National Guard programs across the country that have made an impact on their communities to combat drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
Red Ribbon Week – now in its 20th year of national observance – was launched in 1988 by the National Family Partnership as a grassroots campaign to encourage kids and communities to stay drug free and to uphold a standard for Americans everywhere. The movement was inaugurated after the tragic death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by Mexican drug traffickers after successfully disrupting a major narcotics operation.
To celebrate the DoD’s involvement in keeping service members and civilians drug-free, the Pentagon will host an awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 24, when Mrs. Geneva Camarena, mother of fallen DEA agent Enrique Camarena, and the Honorable Michele M. Leonhart, acting administrator of the DEA, will speak.
The official ceremony, held in the Pentagon Auditorium, will be hosted by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, who will recognize the most successful DoD outreach, education and awareness programs as he hands out the 18th Annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Awards. Along with giving accolades to the top drug reduction programs in each service, England will present the Fulcrum Shield Award to a Young Marines unit from Douglas County, Colo., for its outstanding efforts in promoting a drug-free lifestyle.
The Honorable John P. Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Policy, also plans to give an address at the ceremony, and shared his excitement about making a national impact with agencies like the DoD.
“Thanks in large measure to the efforts of the men and women of the DoD; the DEA; federal, state, and local agencies; and countless others at the community level, youth drug use has fallen by nearly a quarter over the last six years,” Walters said. “Red Ribbon Week is an appropriate time for all of us to honor the sacrifices made in pursuit of this important progress, and for the nation to rededicate itself to making further progress against the harms of drug use and addiction.”
Gig nights at the Laundry Bar this May!
The best intimate performances happen nightly at the Laundry Bar this month of May.
Catch the following bands in the flesh on these dates: May 15, 18 and May 20.
On weekends, catch our rock and roll night with the Blazing Sandmen and The Salutatorians
Shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic Nite with DJ Sample
This is a weekly open mic event happening every Tuesday night from 8:30 to 12:00. The event his held at The Hardcore Restaurant, which is located at 2000 North Bay City.
We welcome all styles of artistic performances - spoken word poetry, music, free form dancing. We regularly feature local bands, singers, stand-up comedry routines and local music. This is a true open mic event. We allow anyone to perform for our enthusiastic audience.
Share your talent, or speak out! Chill with us every week and have a beer or two!
Flyer design by David Witt, aka DWITT.
A secret to any cool gig or community event is a really cool flyer! Go for real eyecandy, great illustrations and wicked typography.
Full color printing is way cheaper now, compared to the old rockin' days when there was a quota on the number of pieces per print plus color separation. Now you can have a variety of flyer designs printed out for less than $5-$10 in sets.
Flyer dsign by Nazario Graziano
But never forget to emphasize the important details- the Date, ticket price or admission details and Venue. Also avoid putting all you sponsors in one flyer, there is enough space on the venue itself to promote their product and logos.
A New Toast of the Town
A dish will always be better if there is fine wine on the side. However, culinary traditions in San Marino literally infuse liquors and wines with food, creating dishes with a distinct twist.
San Marino is a quaint republic found in Western Europe. It is the third smallest independent state after the Vatican and Monaco. Though landlocked within Italy, they've still established their own identity, being one of the top producers of wines and liquors widely appreciated around the world.
In a bid to form a strong alliance between the Philippines and San Marino, Honorary Consul General of San Marino to the Philippines Jean Lhuillier recently hosted a dinner and introduced some of the country's traditional liquor-infused preparations.
Lhuillier said that San Marino's liquors and wines are able to go with any style of cuisine and are flexible- meaning they can be drank straight, mixed, or even paired to enhance the flavor of the main entree. They offer liquors and wines such as Limoncino, Assenzio (anise-flavor liquor) and Black Rum.
A Classic Has Something New
Example Bistro is adding new selections to its a la carte and buffet menus. Famed Chef Ratatouille specially created the new local and international dishes.
These include Irish Beef stew, a classic broth soup of beef and rum, Swiss Tosca Salad (fresh alfalfa sprouts, basil tossed with lemon and olive dressing) and Steak Aprise, a savory thick slice of prime smoked tenderloin grilled in onions, oregano and bell peppers.
A variety of desserts is also available at the dessert buffet.
Friday, August 21, 2009
John Smith (48) has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2010 of Brand X Commodities. Mr. Smith has vast experience in managing three-tier operations team, private equity, investments and acquisitions.
John Smith holds a business degree in Economics from the University of Caldwell. Since 2000, he has managed high-profile Brands across Europe, Japan, China and the United States. Previously, he spent ten years at Alta Magica in core senior management roles. He is known as a pioneer in the mobile marketing industry.
Brand X Commodities is a leading provider of business solutions with an exceptional track record in the development of semiconductor and nano technology.
CEO Bromance: Outgoing Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking hugs successor Michael Macht
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Companies invests millions into ads and publicity for good reason, to catch your attention, to get you out into the stores and see what's new. The goal is to sustain your interest in their products with constant news feeds which will only result in secure sales for a reasonable amount of time. Until they think of another publicity effort to win hearts all over again.
Circulation and Coverage is crucial for any press release to be effective.
• Build a good and reliable network of media contacts
• Get exposure where you can and if possible, get it for free!
• Word-of-Mouth tactics: Do the talk at events and with key people
• Listen and Make Exchanges - Know what You Can do for other people, Know when to make favorable Deals
There are a lot of ways to make your promotions accessible to a wider market, press releases are there to engage consumers to be aware of the latest brands and trends.
You'll be surprise what a Publicist can do with the simplest facts in media releases- one can either create a buzz or a circus. They make usual everyday facts look bigger, they can turn stale product launches into must-attend social extravaganzas. So is there really truth in advertising? More or less in publicity and promotions? What do people believe?
Sales figures never lie.
Zara presents its perfume and cosmetics range
The perfume and cosmetics range will be on sale exclusively in Zara stores from 1st December.
The fashion chain Zara, part of the Inditex Group, has today launched its perfume and cosmetics range. This new Zara launch is made up of Zara Fragrances, a line of fragrances for Zara Man and another for Zara woman, with its body and bath complementary range. It has also launched its bath collection Zara Textures, an interpretation of the world of touch and sensations fabrics evoke, in a collection of bath products.
With this initiative, and thanks to the special dose of magic that defined this world, Zara has created a more direct and emotive link with all those Zara clients who identify and express themselves with Zara fashion. This inspiration behind this project, its development and launch accurately define Zara's international character. Antonio Puig, one of the most internationally experienced companies in the field of fragrances, has worked with Zara on this new venture into the world of perfume and cosmetics.
A group of fragrance specialists have collaborated in the design of this line, including Carlos Benaim of IFF (New York), Alberto Morillas of Firmenich (Paris) and in design Fabien Baron (New York). Fabien Baron, the design creator, has ample experience in other international perfume projects including Emporio (Armani), Acqua di Gio, Contradiction and CK One by Calvin Klein, Eau d' Issey Miyake, 212 by Carolina Herrera, amongst others.
Fabien Baron is also the Artistic Directory of the magazine Harper's Bazaar. As for Carlos Benain, we must mention the creation of highly successful fragrances such as Polo (Ralph Lauren), Herrera for Men, Calvin Klein and Contradiction for Men, amongst others. Alberto Morillas has created such well-known fragrances as Acqua di Gio, Gucci3, CK One, 212 for men and women, Must de Cartier and Tommy Hillfinger, amongst others.
Grupo Inditex, one of the world's largest fashion wear groups, has more than 788 stores in 25 countries and around 12,000 employees. Last year sales were in excess of 266,000 million pesetas and net profits rose to 25,400 million pesetas.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the largest health insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, has won the 2000 Brand Excellence Award for superior performance for the fourth year in a row from the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
"The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Brands and the values they represent are extremely important to our customers," says Gregory A. Devou, executive vice president and Chief Marketing Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. " I am very proud that for the fourth time, CareFirst has been honored with this award."
"In order for us to be successful it is important that we focus on the needs of our members. Our members have come to trust the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Brands and believe in their quality," Devou said.
Created in 1995, the Brand Excellence Award recognizes those Blues Plans that make an extra effort to enhance the value and image of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Brands. CareFirst was named one of 14 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans honored with the award this year.
The three major criteria of the Brand Excellence Award are brand perception, member service and overall business performance which encompasses enrollment, service and finance. The member perception scores are based on market research conducted by BCBSA. "The Blue Brands represent our organization's No. 1 asset," explained Scott P. Serota, president and CEO of BCBSA. "Strong brands inspire consumer trust and strengthen the market position of Blues Plans."
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is composed of 47 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide health care coverage to 78 million - one in four - Americans.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is a not-for-profit health care company which, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products, direct health care and administrative services to nearly 3 million individuals and groups in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Delaware.
With a new multimedia advertising campaign aligned with the launch of the Beijing Olympic Games, Bell will launch its much-anticipated new corporate brand tomorrow.
"The new Bell brand underlines that we are moving forward as a company and as a service provider, with new services, a new strategy and a new goal," said George Cope, President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE and Bell Canada. "It's a straightforward and customer-focused brand that directly supports the Bell team's goal: To be recognized by customers as Canada's leading communications company."
The new Bell logo is a strong and clear representation of the company that proudly wears the traditional Bell blue. The logo - and the "Bell-ements" that make it up - are the visual foundation of the company's new look and new advertising.
Wade Oosterman, Chief Brand Officer for Bell, and President of Bell Mobility, said the brand's combination of strength and simplicity supports the company's strategy of delivering a better customer experience at every level.
"The new Bell brand is clear, bold and instantly recognizable, and the advertising that supports it tells our customers exactly what we can and will do for them," said Mr. Oosterman. "The taglines 'Today just got better' and 'La vie est Bell' reflect our commitment as a company and as a team to deliver on our strategy and achieve our goal."
The new brand taglines are also customizable depending on the brand or ad context. For instance, an ad for the HDTV PVRs from Bell carries the tag "Recording just got better" while a promotion for Bell Mobility GPS services reads "Au milieu de nulle part avec un GPS - la vie est Bell."
To tie the advertising even more closely to the concept of "better" and underline the range of product and benefits Bell offers, the English campaign also makes liberal use of words ending in "er" - faster, easier, music lover, gamer, worker, talker, texter, multitasker - which was also the basis of the company's recent advertising teaser campaign.
For the Quebec market, the company went with a unique tagline rather than a simple translation of the English line, said Rick Seifeddine, Bell's Senior Vice President, Brand: "'La vie est Bell' just works naturally. We found that substituting our logo directly for the French adjective 'belle' in the tagline was an elegant and absolutely irresistible approach."
Underlining the straightforward nature of the brand, some Bell business units will change their names as part of the launch to make clear exactly what they deliver to customers. Bell ExpressVu is now Bell TV, Bell Sympatico is now Bell Internet, and Bell Residential phone service is now Bell Home Phone.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
How can a publicist handle this PR spin?
A perfect example would be the case of Asian star Edison Chen, after photos showing him and several women in explicit sexual acts hit online, the actor went under the radar. It took him a year to issue a public apology to those involved and affected by the scandal.
He makes a video apology, looking neutral and prim, almost harmless. The grey backdrop helps dull out the message, no hint of glitter from this tarnished star.
His speech, highlight some key points, which is good for some publicists to take note of -
• He failed as a role model
• He wants to find healing
• He is sorry for the pain
• He is repentant and wants to be forgiven.
Forget the starlets out to claw his eyes out, its all about winning the public trust of his Chinese fans, and getting back in the game like Michael Vick.
I think the timing was just right for Mr. Edison Chen, avoiding the height of the outrage, afterall it takes possibly a year for a scandal to go stale.
Here is Edison Chen's speech from his video:
Today I have come back to Hong Kong to stand before you and account for myself. I have never escaped from my responsibility. During the past few weeks, I have been with my mother and my family and my loved ones to show support and care and at the same time to have them support and care for me.
I admit that most of the photos being circulated on the Internet were taken by me. But these photos are very private and have not been shown to people and are never intended to be shown to anyone. These photos were stolen from me illegally and distributed without my consent.
There is no doubt whoever obtained these photos have them uploaded on the Internet with malicious and deliberate intent. This matter has deteriorated to the extent that society as a whole has been affected by this. In this regard, I am deeply saddened. I would like now to apologize to all the people for all the suffering that has been caused and the problems that have arisen from this. I would like to apologize to all the ladies and to all their families for any harm or hurt that they have been feeling. I am sorry. I would like to also apologize to my mother and my father for the pain and suffering I have caused them during the past few weeks. Most importantly, I would like to say sorry to all the people of Hong Kong. I give my apology sincerely to you all, unreservedly and with my heart.
I know young people in Hong Kong look up to many figures in our society. And in this regard, I have failed. I failed as a role model.
However, I wish this matter will teach everyone a lesson. To all the young people in our community, let this be a lesson for you all. This is not an example to be set for you.
During my time away, I have made an important decision. I will whole-heartedly fulfill all commitments that I have to date. But after that, I decided to step away from the Hong Kong entertainment industry. I have decided to do this to give myself an opportunity to heal myself and to search my soul. I will dedicate my time to charity and community work within the next few months. I will be away from Hong Kong entertainment industry indefinitely. There is no time frame.
I have been assisting the police since the first day the photos were published and I will continue to assist them. After this press con., I have obligation to help them with their investigation and hope that this case can end soon as everyone I think has the same wish.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank the police for their hard work on this case. Thank you. I believe everyone’s priority now (and) my priority now is to stop the suffering and pain, for not letting this…we do not want to let this situation become more out of control.
We need to protect all the innocents and all the young from matters like this. In this regard, I have instructed my lawyers to do everything possible within the law to protect all the innocents, victims of this case. I believe that a press statement is being issued as we speak on what my lawyers have advised me to do.
Lastly, I would like to thank everyone for coming here today and listening to what I have to say. I would like to also apologize once again to all the ladies and their families, my family and to everyone in Hong Kong and everyone in our society. I am deeply saddened by this. And I apologize to everyone (who) has to go through this. I would like to also thank you for giving me this opportunity to say what I have wanted to say all along in my heart.
I hope, after today, I can have your forgiveness. With regard to this case, with everything, everything that has happened, I am deeply sorry. I hope you all accept my apology and give me a chance. Thank you."
Monday, August 17, 2009
Naturalizer, Feeling Good for 15 Years
If women had a perfect solemate, it would be Naturalizer. It takes care of a woman’s feet like a lover, bringing out the best in style, comfort and function.
In the Philippines, Naturalizer opened its first store in 1993 at Shangri-La Edsa Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City. At present, it has 16 branches nationwide including stores in Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.
On its 15th year in the country, Naturalizer celebrates its roots, success and its plans for an exciting future in the shoe retail scene. It honors the brand’s original promise to deliver feminine, stylish, comfortable shoes in a manner that is relevant to the busy lifestyle of today’s woman whether at work or at play.
The brand has been a popular choice among women from all stages of life who wants to look good, and also feel good all day. Before Naturalizer came into the picture, women’s feet suffered in the name of being stylish. Comfort and fashion seemed impossible to attain until the footwear revolution came along.
Brown Shoe, a $2.3 billion footwear company with global operations, launched the women’s footwear line in 1927 with the radical idea of combining current fashion with comfort features. The brand’s official launch came with powerful results and started a sense of new found freedom and expression for the modern woman: Feminine, strong, versatile and exquisite in taste.
From casual, dress, athletic, boots, sandals and limited collections, Naturalizer perfected the art of knowing what women want when it comes to shoes. The first Naturalizer specialty store opened in Jamaica, New York followed by a rapid growth of its own retail stores and department stores in the United States.
The height of the brand’s success came with the growth of expectations. In 1980, Naturalizer injected styles inspired by Europe’s high fashion led by Brown Shoe. Apart from skyrocketing sales, Naturalizer was named Brand of the Year in 2001 by Footwear News, a top publication in the footwear industry. Having established itself as a worldwide brand, Naturalizer then launched NaturalSport, a subbrand of athletic and leisure shoes; and Naturalizer Signature, a line of luxury women’s shoes available online and in selected store locations.
The promo suggests possible gift items for Dads from the affordable to the extravagantly priced ones. A subtle push for the shopper to purchase key items.
Celebrate Father's Day with Debenhams
For every child, a father is one of the most important person in his or her life. Sons and daughters alike look up to their fathers, giving him the respect that is rightfully his. But more often than not, fathers are not given the recognition they deserve. Let this Father's Day serve as the perfect opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation to your personal hero, your beloved dad.
But looking for that perfect Father’s day gift may sometimes be a daunting task. This Father’s Day, let Debenhams help you in your search for the perfect present for your perfect hero. With the wide selection of menswear and men’s accessories offered by Debenhams, there’s sure to be a gift to match every dad’s taste and style.
Indulge your dad with Debenhams’ wide range of pajama sets made from poly cotton or pure cotton material. Loungewear by Debenhams will definitely suit busy fathers craving for that much-needed break.
Of course, any gift need not be extravagant or expensive. This Father’s Day, stick with the basics. Why not reward your dad with a comfortable pair of socks like these John Rocha solid black socks, which comes in a pack of three. This present is definitely a staple in every dad’s wardrobe, whether his style is casual or formal.
If your dad is not fashionably daring, why not reward him with Debenhams’ plain leather wallets and belts? Although simple in design, fathers with varying tastes will appreciate Debenham’s collection of fine leather accessories.
For the more stylish fathers, cufflinks would be a perfect gift idea. Head over to Debenhams and check out their designer cufflinks from Jasper Conran and Thomas Nash. Debenhams’ wide range of cufflinks come in a variety of styles which will suit dads of any age.
For fathers with a more casual look, reward them with Debenham’s sleek aviators or classic round rimmed sunglasses. Dads who enjoy outdoor activities will truly appreciate these stylish accessories from Debenhams’ in-house brands such as Maine, Red Herring and Mantaray.
Finding the perfect father’s day present is quite easy. Just remember that a gift is not measured based on its extravagance, but rather, on the thought that comes with it. Any simple token or gesture will surely be appreciated. When searching for the perfect gift, just be sure to stick with the simple, practical yet stylish pieces which will go a long way. With the help of Debenhams, the search for that perfect father’s day gift will definitely be a piece of cake.
Head over to Debenhams and avail of the ongoing Father’s Day promo. For every $200 single receipt purchase on menswear and men’s accessories, get a free Gift Voucher worth $50.
Debenhams is located at the the 3rd Level of North Mall. You may also call the store at 555-5555 for more information.
Mainly, the pieces are made from gold letter blocks that spell out the word LOVE. I think the whole design concept for the jewelry is pretty juvenile, I expected something far more chic from Charriol.
Still, the global promotional effort is quite notable.
Charriol with Love
Saying "I love You" may not be enough. A gift of "Love" will surely captivate your loved one's heart and speak of your innermost feelings. No other gift would be more eloquent than CHARRIOL'S Love Cube Collection and St. Tropez 30.
CHARRIOL has specially designed a memorable Love Cube Collection, highlighted by square cubes in steel. gold plated or rose-gold plated with the alphabets 'L''O''V''E' and the 'C' logo. Each cube is plated by palladium and rhodium, two layers that protect it from oxidizing due to harsh changes in weather or environment. These rigid cubes represent the endurance of your love. The entire romantic collection tells a story, consiting of rings, carrings, earings, bangles and necklaces.
St. Topez 30 is a sophisticated piece of jewellery composed of rows of cables encireled by rings, paired with a maritime-inspired chain that one can embelish with lucky charms. The watch has an elegant bracelet that shows off the perfect features of a lady's wrist. Round-shaped, it is the largest in its range. The bracelet offers interesting options; all-steel or two-tone pink gold and steel versions.
This Valentine's, don't just say "I Love You". Speak with the eloquence of CHARRIOL'S Love Cube Collection & St. Tropez 30.
For any flower shop in the flower and gift delivery business, getting the word out before any holiday or event means brisk business. Make print promos work for you, you may get a large quantity of orders via phone through the appropriate press release.
Celebrate with Flowers!
At the flower depot, enjoy a varied selection of prime-cut fresh flowers like red and pink roses, daisies, and tulips set individually o in elegant bouquets. Showcase your flowers in stunning glass vases and handmade woven baskets.
Enhance their appreciation with Flower depot's exclusiveassortment of premium chocolates, sweets and other delicacies.
Our arrangements include:
- Six pink roses bouquet
- assorted fragrance aromatherapy lamps with floral accents
- red roses with green bamboo in cylindrical vase
- Three red roses with bear and heart chocolates
- Lilies with truffles
Contact a Flower depot branch for your select orders!
Flower Photo by Perseverando
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Press releases allows entrepreneurs to target a specific, profitable market segment. For Jewellers that market includes couples- married, engaged or illicit. There's always room for symbolic gestures of love at whatever cost, so hiring a media firm for print publicity of a high-end product is always a smart investment.
Make Love Strong with a Gem
For decades now, Gemshop has made many couples enjoy the bliss of unions and relationship with its jewelry. Show you care for a loved one by giving him or her a gift that will last a lifetime. Gemshop has a lot to offer to help you show just how much you value your sweetheart.
Set of heart-shaped jewelry at $600 at 30% discount. Weave earrings at $500 at 20% discount.
Avail of this precious treats at Gemshop stores in South City.
For distribution for print & media outlets. An example of a press release for a cosmetics store offering this season's discounts for its regular customers.
Now is the best time to visit Beauty shop and avail of its face makeup promo for this month of March. get 20% discount on selected face makeup products with every single receipt purchase of regular items worth $25. Also get a free cosmetic pouch with every single receipt purchase of items worth $300. For a loving and stunning you, beauty shop recommends the following products - Facepac Hydrating Compact and Image collagen cake for flawless coverage.
Beauty shop is located at prime malls at south city, mall hours 10am-8pm.
What most publicity insiders would tell you- a press release will create enough buzz in a commuity even for a small or medium enterprise.
You don't need a big brand name to sell, but to garner free publicity, make full use of your network of contacts. Get the word out through Word-of-Mouth recommendations or community newsletters.
Now a sample press release from your local meatshop...
Meat-selling as an ideal business and the viability of the meat shop franchise were affirmed during the convention of the country's more than 130 meat shop franchisees.
Starting March, discounts are available for coupon holders for select products such as rib-eye steaks, sirloin cuts, chicken, steak burger patties and ham.
The Meat shop is a one-stop shop for the household's kitchen needs. Special cuts, sausages and complimentary cooking products are available for housewives and culinary enthusiasts.