Archive for October, 2012

Niche Online Markets Announced New Opportunity for Orlando-Based E
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Can This Small Cap Keep Defying the Experts? (pt. 1 of 2)
Yes, low skilled industrial labor brings with it injuries, workers compensation cases, unemployment hearings and a bunch of other headaches that eat into the already narrow profits. Kelly has done a good job recently carving its own niche in the higher …
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Driving Discoverability, Engagement & Sales in Publishing – New York City
Event on 2012-10-30 08:30:00


Do your marketing strategies …

     … identify the right audience?
     … engage them with the right messaging?
     … deliver through the right channel at the right time?

Do the technologies you use make it easy to …

     …  find your content?
     …  buy your content?
     …  buy more of your content?

Do your book promotions …

     …  start early enough?    
     …  cast a wide net?
     …  keep your backlist selling?

Do your authors, editors and contributors …

     …  create a visible, engaging online presence?
     …  generate compelling content that sells?
     …  build a committed audience?

If you answered "No" to any of thes questions, you should keep reading and seriously consider attending our workshop. 

Effective marketing for Publishers and Content Developers in today’s connected world has become more difficult. Too many channels, too many platforms, and too many quickly changing environments to successfully keep pace.  

And few industries are facing more challenges than the publishing industry.  

Getting your product found, convincing browsers to purchase, and using all channels to drive discovery and revenue has become harder and harder, but the opportunities are also becoming larger and larger.


How to Go from Discovery to Revenue to Loyalty

In this workshop, we will guide you through the steps you need to take now to move the marketing needle. Plus, you'll get proven, practical marketing insight and materials to help you manage the process, including:

  • Driving awareness and discoverability
  • Increasing traffic to your online presence
  • Supercharging sales across all channels
  • Gaining incremental return from enhanced customer loyalty

Publishing Success:

Eight keys to Powerful Marketing Integration

  1. Your Website – Your Website is still the center of your online presence and marketing universe. Learn – or rediscover – how to make your site even more search engine friendly and socially optimized.  See specific examples that will help increase your online footprint.
  2. Content – Content is (still) king! Discover content generation programs that drive traffic and boost discoverability. Get specific tips about using video successfully.
  3. Social and Mobile – Where do you need to be and why? We'll guide you to the key platforms you need to be on in today’s world and how you should be approaching and incorporating each. Find your Niche platforms in the publishing universe. 

  4. Creating an Author Ecosystem – Your authors are your secret weapons. You need to help them to help you sell more. A well-constructed author platform can help you dominate the search engines by leveraging your authors social and online streams.
  5. Listening, Monitoring, and Reporting – Listening to the conversations going on about your authors, titles, content, and imprint is key. We will give you specific tips and techniques on setting up a listening station, monitoring conversations, and then reporting on the programs. 
  6. Email programs and Online Advertising, Tools and Techniques – Explore how to integrate email, search, display, and social advertising into your site, your products, and your processes. Come away with Tools and Techniques you may want to consider as part of your on-going program.
  7. Events – Pre, during and post event "to-dos" and checklists to help drive content, awareness, and revenue.
  8. Other Channels – How to optimize other channels (like Amazon) to help drive sales?





What Past Attendees Have Said*

"I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. I knew about each one of these media but had no idea how to put them to work for me and my business. After 8 hours, now I know!"

"Great depth of knowledge and detail. Excellent presentation!" 

"Your teaching style and ability to engage the class and explain the concepts gave me a feeling that I can start doing much more than before the workshop. Thank you."

"A 'must' before preparing a business plan."

"Excellent presentation! Murray is knowledgable, humorous & articulate. Good Stuff!"

"Great Presentation!"

"A lot of valuable material that was well presented."

"Nice mix of strategy & tactical knowledge."

"Absolutely exceptional. Murray brings a lot of knowledge to the business arena."

"Great overview of the tools and methodology to use social media."

"There's a whole lot of very useful information presentated by an engaging presenter."

"The Workshop was really informative and taught me how to integrate the different media sites in order to further promote my business and bring in additional revenue."

*actual workshop evaluation comments


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Presented by Interactive Marketing and Social Media Strategist Murray Izenwasser, this workshop condenses into one half-day the 8 week program he uses with his clients to create a world-class marketing strategy. 

Murray Izenwasser is a recognized interactive and social media expert and strategist, as well as the Strategy Practice Lead at Biztegra, an interactive strategy agency. He works with local, national and international corporations on social media strategy and has been the featured speaker for numerous events and industry forums related to social media. Prior to Biztegra, Murray was Global Director of Marketing for Sapient, and he also served as Director of Client Marketing and Strategy at Razorfish, two of the world’s premier global interactive/digital agencies. He is a past board member of South Florida Interactive Marketing Association, he is currently on the steering committee for the Social Media Club of South Florida, and was recently named as one of five social media masters by the Social Media Club International. A frequent speaker at industry events, he is a much sought after speaker and has presented and keynoted on Social Media at many industry events and conferences. In 2011, he led the Facebook Strategy day at the Online Marketing Summit in San Diego, one of the interactive marketing industry's premier events. More Information about Murray

Registration fees are non-refundable unless the seminar is cancelled. Scheduled seminars are subject to cancellation up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled date. If a class is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund. We cannot be held responsible for the costs of non-cancelable air fares, accommodations, or other costs resulting from cancelled workshops.

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Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 26, 2012

The Bread Manufacturing industry in Australia has been faced with challenges, beginning with the low-carbohydrate craze generated by the Atkins Diet in the early 1990s. For ten years, Australians cut back their carbohydrate consumption, which negatively affected demand for bread. However, the emergence of the health- and nutrition-conscious consumer, driven by timely and clever product innovation, has stimulated demand for bread and bakery products over the past decade. In 2012-13, industry revenue is forecast to increase by 3.1% to $ 3.01 billion. Over the past five years, revenue is estimated to have increased by an annualised 2.7%. The existence of a large number of small and medium-size establishments (such as retail and specialty bakeries), combined with mostly homogenous products and a high level of competition, has caused industry profitability to decline. According to IBISWorld Industry analyst Naren Sivasailam, fierce volatility in commodity prices over the past five years has dampened industry growth prospects and squeezed profit margins. However, the industry’s major players have been able to post revenue growth due to the strength and longevity of their brands. Despite the use of labour-intensive production methods, the ratio of wages to revenue has declined steadily as the result of rising automation and capital investment across the industry.

The prospects of the industry, modest as they may be, do present some niche growth opportunities. The functional and fortified bread segment is expected to drive demand as consumers become increasingly time-poor and health-conscious. Wholegrain and fruit- or nut-infused variations of traditional bread and bakery products will also be popular. The increase in demand for specialty breads will drive growth in niche and artisan bakeries over the next five years, says Sivasailam. IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will grow over the next five years.

The Bread Manufacturing industry in Australia is typified by a medium level of market share concentration. The industry is dominated by its two largest players: Goodman Fielder and George Weston Foods (Food Investments). Concentration increased as a result of increased growth for some major players and an increase in merger and acquisition activity. However, increasingly uncertain operating conditions have caused the major players to scale down their operations, and the industry has returned to being more fragmented.

For more information, visit IBISWorlds Bread Manufacturing report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

This industry consists of establishments mainly engaged in the manufacturing of bread, as well as breadcrumbs, bread rolls, fruit loaves, and leavened bread. Bread can be leavened by the addition of baking soda, baking powder, yeast, or salt to produce a lighter product. Unleavened breads are those prepared without leavening agents (e.g. flatbreads are unleavened).

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Recognised as the nations most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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C12 70 CEO Roundtable

C12 70 CEO Roundtable
Event on 2012-11-13 09:00:00
C12 Christian CEO Roundtable Collaborative Forum



Is one day per month
– set aside to be intentionally strategic in focusing ON your business with the intent of developing your top and bottom lines, organization and ministry impact – as much focus as you truly need to attain ‘best-in-class’ leadership?  No, but amazingly, the discipline and sustained focus which such a monthly day provides via the C12 Process results in a breakthrough for most Christian business leaders and owners.  Leaders often confuse busyness with progress and fail to strategically develop their business, products, markets and outreach with long-term purpose and vision in mind!  C12’s extensive, seven-year curriculum of customized, highly-targeted materials (‘by Christian CEOs for Christian CEOs’), combined with carefully-selected supplemental resources and affiliates, often results in sharply enhanced general management leadership. More than just a Christian CEO roundtable, C12 members minister to each other via transparent discussion and prayer.
Biblically, we are called to diligence and wise counsel, not the hard work and busyness which we often fall victim to in our personal efforts to achieve ‘success’.  In Proverbs alone we are exhorted 22 times to seek wise counsel!  Working successfully, according to principles which are eternally true, enables an approach to leadership which is compatible with life balance and capacity for ministry.  With this in mind, C12 is firmly founded on three pillars, each of which have proven to be effective over many years and in many circumstances: Scripture, small group process dynamics, and one-on-one mentoring.
is God’s special revelation to His people for their benefit in living lives of purpose and fruitfulness consonant with His will.  The other two pillars are easily seen in Scripture as mechanisms which God ordains to sharpen His people and which secular ‘academians’ have observed as useful in practice.  Small group dynamics enable the best overall input to be distilled from a group of experts with diverse backgrounds, gifts and experiences.  This mirrors the instructions which Christ gave to His church (The Body in Ro 12, 1 Co 12, Eph 4, Col 2:19) and has become viewed as a fundamental leadership tool (i.e., synergy, Drucker, mastermind/brainstorming methods, etc.).  Likewise, mentoring and/or coaching has gained great currency in recent years as folks have discovered its benefits.  The humility to truly engage in balanced mentoring (i.e., sharing the truth in love) is rare outside the Lordship of Christ.  A clear part of New Testament history (consider Paul, Barnabas, Timothy, Silas, John Mark and others), mentoring has now come to be appreciated in its various forms (peer, up & down).  C12 utilizes each of these three pillars – in addition to well-researched ‘best-in-class’ contemporary examples, case studies, and the mirror of self-assessment – to provide its members a practical and effective development curriculum for themselves and their companies.
The C12 Group monthly process, meeting format and resources have been carefully tailored over the years to deliver significant life and business-enhancing impact for members who engage with both high levels of expectation and personal commitment.  As a Christian CEO roundtable and an interactive peer community of believers, the effective functioning of group relationships relies on the stability, timeliness and understanding which accompany faithful attendance and transparency.  C12’s proven materials and process do work in challenging, inspiring, equipping and ministering to members who participate in a faithful manner.  The individual strengths of each C12 Area Chair may help to further supplement C12’s baseline materials, but these materials, combined with the Holy Spirit’s enabling of each member, routinely provide a noteworthy value-added difference to member Christian business owners or CEOs.  For C12 Group members, the monthly eight-hour process roughly breaks down into the following elements:                 

Devotion/Prayer/Fellowship – 40%

Executive Education – 25%

Coaching/Accountability – 25%

Peer Forum/Sharpening – 30%

The simple discipline of receiving relevant objective input on our roles as leaders, spouses, parents and children of God is priceless in breaking age-old habits and attaining new levels of excellence and fruitfulness.  The ability to bring timely issues and an annual in-depth ‘Core Business Presentation’ (see C12 Tri-Value Model) before a knowledgeable and intimate peer group, with literally hundreds of years of combined executive experience, is an uncommon privilege. The wisdom of each group’s prior ‘lessons learned’ and a healthy reliance on God’s Word and prayer, gained in a safe and confidential environment, is a great resource for the Christian business leader.  Linking each month’s learning with ‘To-Do List’ accountability, an annual in-depth analysis of the overall personal and business development, and performance provides a fundamentally sound equilibrium process, and an uncommon focus on strategic planning which benefits C12 members no matter the stage or shape of their business/industry.

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God’s Sovereign Provision Delivered at Just the Right Time!
At any point in time, roughly one-third of C12 members fall into one of the following three categories:  (1) thriving, (2) complacent/stale or (3) struggling.  Amazingly, C12’s peer process, materials and mix of members operates like the inter-connected parts of the Body in a good church with each playing a vital role in ministering to the rest in a spirit of unity.  Those who are thriving may be at risk of living lives of imbalance, busyness, materialism and diluted witness.  They may be tempted to seize further share or scale advantage via rapid expansion, acquisition, added fixed cost/debt or otherwise complicating their situation in ways which might lack wisdom and balanced judgment.  Others may be complacent, stuck in long-term habits and satisfied to continue doing things the way they always have, in spite of fresh opportunities and/or serious changes in industry dynamics (remember buggy whip manufacturers and candle stick makers?).  They may slowly lose the opportunity to gracefully manage a strategic transition, develop a stronger organization or market position, and may squander their chance to effectively steward the company toward a successful future legacy.  Those who are struggling mightily in their business or personal lives will find strength in C12 peer relationships and hope in the Lord to be indispensable during this time of great trial.  C12 has witnessed countless examples of such members persevering, ‘pressing on’ and ‘renewing their strength’ on the way toward long-term revitalization and victory.  In every case, the Lord uses the life experience, faith and wisdom resident in the peer group, C12 materials and Scripture to produce a synergistic result beyond that which the individual Christian Business Owner or CEO might attain independently!

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Question by XD: Is there something wrong with me psychologically?
I know this is rather long…bear with me here!

Recently I have observed several peculiarities in my behavior that may or may not be potentially worrying. Some have been here forever, some have escalated of late, but I’m wondering if they altogether mean something. Do they?
1. I have taken a large interest in blood and such. Every time I myself start bleeding, I stare at it and smile and unnerve those around me. I have caught myself wondering if it is possible to cut the backside of my hand in order to view the bones. Likewise, I took an interest in the veins in my wrist, wanting to watch the blue blood turn red. As soon as I recognized both impulses I stopped myself
2. I have trouble caring about people when I am not physically with them. I have no impulse to see my friends outside of school, and that results in me having little life to speak of. An example of this behavior would be my ex: for the most part, I never think of him, but when I’m in the same room with him, he consumes my thoughts.
3. At random times, set off my the slightest things, I become terribly depressed and seek out a dark corner or other niche to hide in. This feeling is difficult to dispel, but wearing dark clothes and listening to metal always manages to cheer me up in a few days.
4. Sometime I find myself staring into the mirror, talking. I create in my head a friend and have a conversation with them — I prefer talking to my versions of people to talking to the actual people, because it is easier my way.
5. My moods drastically alter my general disposition: my voice, speech patterns, and overall decisions can change so much that when communicating via phonecall or text many people that I am very familiar with have been convinced that twas not me on the other end.
6. I have a strong aversion to blending in, as well as to staying constant. One day I may dress as a goth, the next I’ll keep my hood up, the next a prep, the next a normal girl, blending in with the crowd. I also have a tendency to love that which others hate: freezing temperatures, spiders, even people.
7. I also get bored somewhat easily, and am prone to completely changing the topic in the middle of a conversation.
8. When I get annoyed by something, such as an unrequited crush or a stressful project, I manipulate my mind so that I no longer care about that person how I did, or that project doesn’t concern me. This practice has served me well, but my friend tells me it’s unhealthy… Is that not normal?

Do I have a reason to be worried?

Best answer:

Answer by strider
Yeah I believe that you do. You should go seek out counseling. Some of the things you mentioned are normal but a person should not normally be consumed by them. Some things that you talked about sound to me to be spiritual, and as such you need spiritual counseling but at any rate you need help. I hope you go and seek it out.

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Curious Cat Discovers 2000-Year-Old Catacomb
Curti and his friend heard the cat meowing and, following it, discovered themselves in a small opening in a cliff full of niches like those the ancient Romans dug into the rock to hold funeral urns. Around their feet was a telltale … Heavy rains at …
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Merz Barn faces closure
This damp but atmospheric building, hidden among dripping autumnal woods, is a place of little remarked upon but steady pilgrimage by artists – so revered that when the Royal Academy of Arts mounted its major British sculpture exhibition last year a …
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