Sunday, May 8, 2005

The Weather Channel Interactive Announces the Launch of new UK Website Featuring designs by THINK Interactive, Inc

The Weather Channel Interactive Announces the Launch of new UK Website Featuring designs by THINK Interactive, Inc.

The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi) announces the launch of its redesigned UK website, weather. co. uk. Behind the redesign was a partnership with Atlanta-based integrated interactive marketing agency, THINK Interactive, Inc. TWCi plans to re-launch its French and German sites, also redesigned with THINK later this year.

Atlanta (PRWEB) May 6, 2008

The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi) announces the launch of its redesigned UK website, weather. co. uk. Behind the redesign was a partnership with Atlanta-based integrated interactive marketing agency, THINK Interactive, Inc. TWCi plans to re-launch its French and German sites, also redesigned with THINK later this year.

"We're excited about expanding our relationship with The Weather Channel Interactive," said Chris Wilson, president of THINK Interactive. "These new projects are an endorsement of the quality of work and results we've delivered for TWCi in the past, and are indicative of the international development capabilities and expertise found at THINK. Based on our history of success, we look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with TWCi."

The redesigned UK website provides visitors with an improved user experience, an updated design, and an increased amount of lifestyle content that features travel, health, climate, and local event information. THINK's design expertise helped TWCi to increase its international brand leadership while providing more opportunities to strengthen customer loyalty and grow revenue.

"THINK impressed us with its understanding of how our users utilize technology to find and use the weather-related information that's important for them to make decisions," said Pascal Racheneur, Director, International Division for The Weather Channel Interactive. "THINK's strategic and creative work were extremely well developed and proved that they understand the international space."

The UK website launched on March 25. The French and German websites will launch later this year.

About The Weather Channel Interactive
The Weather Channel Interactive is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather. com, Desktop Weather by The Weather Channel, and The Weather Channel Mobile. weather. com, the Web site of The Weather Channel, is the ultimate source of weather on the Web helping users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 locations worldwide. The Weather Channel reaches more than 35 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. The Weather Channel Interactive also provides consumers with unique and customizable products such as Desktop Weather and a full lineup of mobile services including downloads, messaging, mobile Web, and mobile video. Other TWCi sites include forGetaway. com, a vacation home rental site, Forecast Earth, a site dedicated to the discussion of climate change, and a series of international sites, including www. weather. co. uk, www. meteo123.com, www. wetter123.com, www. canaldotempo. com and www. weather. com/espanol (http://www. weather. com/espanol)

For more information on The Weather Channel Companies, including press releases, images, executive information and backgrounders please visit www. weather. com/press (http://www. weather. com/press).

About THINK Interactive, Inc.
THINK Interactive, Inc. is an Atlanta-based interactive agency that specializes in creating value for clients' brands and businesses by surfacing unique ideas and executing on them in ways that add new fuel to online marketing and web channel initiatives. The company's THINKLab is devoted to the exploration and execution of mobile, social, widgets and other new media platforms, serves as a corner stone for new thinking. Since 1995, THINK has helped a diverse mix of business-to-consumer and business-to-business Fortune 1000 clients engage customers and drive business results with the use of interactive media and the Web. For more information on THINK, please visit the company's website at http://www. thinkinc. com (http://www. thinkinc. com)

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Keeping Track and Saving Money

Keeping Track and Saving Money

A cost-effective IT tracking solution has just been launched by one of the leading names in mobile technology. Alamein, based in Bracknell, is currently showcasing its new 'TrakSave' product to potential customers across the UK and North America. Designed specifically for employers that use vehicle fleets - couriers, taxi companies, car ambulances TrakSave uses 'black box' style technology to allow managers to check the locations of vehicles at any time of the day or night.

Bracknell, Berkshire (PRWeb UK) March 31, 2009

A cost-effective IT tracking solution has just been launched by one of the leading names in mobile technology.

Alamein, based in Bracknell, is currently showcasing its new 'TrakSave' product to potential customers across the UK and North America.

Designed specifically for employers that use vehicle fleets - couriers, taxi companies, chauffeurs, car ambulances TrakSave uses 'black box' style technology to allow managers to check the locations of vehicles at any time of the day or night.

"We are launching this at a time when all businesses are looking very carefully at expenditure and examining any outlay to be certain that it will bring rewards," said Alamein Director, Aston Clarke. "Saving money in these sectors usually means reducing mileage -- therefore minimising fuel and running costs by careful route planning and monitoring usage are the most obvious areas for cost reduction. 'TrakSave' gives fleet operators the ability to view all vehicles and identify exact locations - allowing the nearest worker to be despatched to any given job, therefore creating a more time and cost-efficient service to benefit both the employer and the customer."

TrakSave provides real-time reporting along with an alert system for managers to signal breaches of predefined working regulations - for instance, exceeding speed limits, using the vehicle out of work hours or driving in pre-selected geographic areas.

"The solution is flexible and adaptable and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual customers," added Aston. "It's easy to install and will function with most existing operating systems. Thorough testing
Of TrakSave has shown a significant reduction of 'empty' miles and improved customer service as travel times can be accurately estimated - we are delighted with the results."

TrakSave can be transferred between vehicles, comes with a 3-year warranty and full support package as standard.

For more information call 0845 123 3923, marketing@alamein. com or http://www. traksave. com.

Notes to Editor

Alamein are a privately owned company that deliver mobile solutions in the UK and across North America to distinct sectors such as taxis, chauffeurs, couriers, international haulage, patient transfer and community transport. Working independently and with Solution Providers, Alamein adopts a flexible approach to providing Messaging Navigation and Tracking solutions to meet individual business requirements. Alamein's solutions are strengthened through strategic alliances with Microsoft, O2, TomTom, Viatel and DMC.

Alamein is based in Bracknell, Berkshire and have been delivering proven industry solutions for the last 10 years.

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Next Generation Brings Cristina Fiore Italian Skin Care Back to Santa Barbara, CA

Next Generation Brings Cristina Fiore Italian Skin Care Back to Santa Barbara, CA

Originally introduced to the U. S. on MontecitoÂ’s posh Coast Village Road, Cristina Fiore Italian skin care products have returned after years of being away.

(PRWEB) June 23, 2004

Anna Banducci and Dr. Cristina Fiore (dermatologist) met nearly two decades ago in Italy, becoming fast friends and eventually business associates. This month, the relationship continues, with the passing of the U. S. distributorship of Cristina Fiore products to the next generation.

Mark Pananides, AnnaÂ’s son, and his partner, Christina Penniman are taking over the Italian Skin Care line and have moved the (U. S.) home office back to Santa Barbara, CA from the Napa Valley.

“Though well known in Italy, Cristina Fiore and her sulphur-based products are still very boutique here in the United States,” says Penniman. “Our goal is to maintain the exclusivity of the line, while introducing it to other parts of the country.”

In 1992, Banducci (now Johnson) opened the first U. S. Cristina Fiore Italian Skincare Salon and Spa on Coast Village Road (Montecito, CA), attracting locals and travelers already familiar with the Cristina Fiore salon in Rome. Not only were clients treated to detoxifying and circulation-improving facial and body treatments, but national magazines such as allure and Condé Nast Traveler took notice and featured the spa and its unique beauty specialties.

“We even had plastic surgeons suggesting that their patients see us both pre - and post-operation for the healing qualities of our treatments,” says Banducci.

Eventually, Anna moved to the Napa Valley, closing the spa. However, she continued to distribute the products to dedicated local fans, as well as to two off-shoots of her Cristina Fiore Spa: Bel Viso Italian Skin Care in Montecito, CA and Skincare by Dana at Amara Spa by the Sea in Summerland, CA.

Though she once again has a part-time residence Santa Barbara, Anna has chosen to retire and pass the business to her son and his partner.

Dr. Fiore has included the next generation on the Italian side as well. Her daughter, Maria Laura, a pharmacist, and son Carlo, an accountant, have joined her in running the company (known as Cris Flower International in Italy).

With the younger generation come fresh ideas in products, formulations and for the first time, a U. S. website (www. cristinafiore. com).

“These are such amazing products, but unfortunately most of America has not yet heard of them,” says Christina Penniman. “We’re hoping that by launching the new website, we will be able to reach internet-savvy shoppers and spread the word.”

What has not changed is the dedication to quality products using only the purest ingredients and unadulterated, vitamin-rich sulfur muds from the famous spa on the Island of Elba.

“Italians have long understood the preventative benefits of sulfur baths and regular facials,” says Banducci. In fact, Italy’s rich herbal tradition dates back to the Renaissance, when each great family had its own armomatista, and the monasteries were centers for herbal knowledge.

“We are thrilled about continuing the long-standing tradition of natural beauty and overall wellness,” adds Penniman.