Crowdsourcing – what is it?...

Feb 26, 2013 by

Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially the online community rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. Check out Crowdsourcing.org to learn more. Founded in 2010, this neutral professional association offers a vast online repository of news, articles, videos and site information on the topic of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. According to Saleschase, businesses should use crowdsourcing to save money and time; innovate, increase customer satisfaction and scale up. It highlights, for example, a New York City transport initiative that yielded $10 million worth of innovation by investing $20,000 in crowdsourcing via ChallengePost (a platform for technology competitions that invite the public to solve problems). Source:...

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Top Sales Apps

Aug 10, 2012 by

Here are some apps to help you in your sales: 1.  Dropbox – Save your files to Dropbox and access them from anywhere.    First 2GB of storage space is free. 2.  Box – Like Dropbox, this is a file-sharing app that stores your data in the cloud.  For a single user, the app is free and provides 5GB to 50GB of storage. 3.  Scanner Pro – Turns your iPad or iPhone into a portable scanner.  Great for scanning receipts for tracking expenses, digitize business cards, convert handwritten text and graphics into digital copies in PDF format.    Consider using this along with Google Docs which can convert the scan into editable text.  This app also syncs with Dropbox.  Price $6.99. 4.  Keynote:  Create presentations with Keynote.  From your iPad, you can design your own templates...

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5 Wackiest Summer Events and the Promotion Items that go along with them...

Apr 2, 2012 by

ABC News and Trip Advisor compiled this list and we added some promotion ideas as well:   #5:  National Tom Sawyer Days, July 1-4, Hannibal, Missouri This annual celebration of the works of Mark Twain includes events pulled straight from the pages of Twain tales. PROMOTION PICK:  Paintbrushes and smocks for contestants who partake in the fence painting competition a la The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. #4:  World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, July 31, Heber Springs, Arkansas Participants craft boats from corrugated cardboard and race them through a 200 yard course. PROMOTION PICK:  Customized floaties.  Because, really, 200 yards is a long way for waterlogged cardboard to travel. #3:  The Wayne Chicken Show, July 9-11, Wayne, Nebraska This 3 day fowl-fest includes the world’s largest chicken dance, the best chicken legs competition and a...

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New Promotion Ideas for 2012

Jan 17, 2012 by

Looking for some unique promotions and promotional products that no one else has?  Check out this flip catalog from one of my partners.  Let me know what you like.  I can get better pricing than what’s indicated as well. These are great for corporate events, parties, business promotions, and more! Flip Book for Creative Promotions Points of Light Flip...

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Point of Purchase Displays with Sound and Shelf Talkers now available...

Dec 30, 2011 by

If you want to really get noticed, add sound to a point of purchase display. Picture a life size person with your message and when someone walks by, it talks to you. I’m sure you’ve seen halloween toys and others that have motion detection – but they really work well in stores. And if the stores do not have space for a point of purchase display with sound, then consider a shelf talker. The shelf talker clips on a shelf by your product and it can be activated by pushing a button (kids love pushing buttons) or a motion sensor. Our shelf talkers get up to 10,000 activations per battery pack. We have shelf talkers that can do multiple sounds, too. Visit our website point of purchase info at: http://www.cleversoundpromotions.com/products/pop-with-sound/ We also have a...

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Adding Sound to your Promotions for 2012...

Dec 27, 2011 by

Corporations need to stand out from the crowd – and one way is to use sound in their business promotions. Few companies send business greeting cards and even fewer send business greeting cards with sound. You can add a customized sound from 10 to 120 seconds in a direct mail piece. A sound module, voice chip or sound chip is hidden inside the card so that when your prospect or customer opens the business greeting card, you sound goes off. These are also good for corporate invitations, party invitations and wedding invitations. These talking greeting cards add a great deal of pizzazz and we have found that most receivers keep these wonderful talking greeting cards. Give it a try in...

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