Thursday, May 21, 2009

PromotionalCodes. com Helps Consumers Score Savings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

PromotionalCodes. com Helps Consumers Score Savings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

This Holiday Shopping Season, Find the Best Deals of the Year Online During Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

(Vocus) October 28, 2009

Long lines, congested stores and sold out items are so last season. This year, discover Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals with a simple click of the mouse and score holiday savings online at PromotionalCodes. com and CouponWinner. com. As the two most popular holiday shopping days, retailers will offer the lowest prices of the year online during Black Friday, November 27 and Cyber Monday, November 30. PromotionalCodes. com and CouponWinner. com will feature specific pages dedicated to these offers with special coupons and exclusive codes to help shoppers find the best deal quickly and easily.

Get ready to hit the web for Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings and find out why this season, online shopping is hot and in-store shopping is not:

Online Shopping is Hot

  •  Shop at the time that's most convenient for you, whether it be late at night, while the kids sleep or from the office.
  •  Save time comparing prices and products on the computer.
  •  Score deeper discounts with online coupons and promotional codes from websites like PromotionalCodes. com & CouponWinner. com.
  •  Go green! Carnegie Mellon University's Green Design Institute found that shopping online consumes less energy and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 35 percent.
  •  Retailers have more flexibility to drop prices and offer last-minute deals online than compared to doing so in-store.
  •  Avoid lugging gifts around town and on flights. Order online, use a free shipping code and send directly to the recipient. You can even choose to have these items gift-wrapped for a special holiday touch.
  •  Enjoy a relaxing day after Thanksgiving with family and friends while you score savings on the web.

In-Store Shopping is Not

  •  Lack of beauty sleep. Most stores begin Black Friday sales as early as 1 or 2am and that means missing out on much needed Z's.
  •  Sold out items. Consumers are looking for the same deals so popular items have the potential of selling out quickly.
  •  Late-November weather in most cities can be unpredictable and day shopping in rain, snow, or sleet is not a fun adventure.
  •  Large groups of people plus congested stores put you at high risk for contracting the h1n1 Swine Flu and other infectious viruses during the cold and flu season.
  •  Car accidents are reported to be at an alarmingly high-rate on Black Friday so buckle up.
  •  Trampling crowds and frantic shoppers - many serious and fatal accidents have occurred during this shopping frenzy.
  •  Time is money and running from store to store may burn calories, but is not a productive shopping strategy.

For more information, please contact:

Andrea Woroch
Public Relations & Communication Specialist
SurfMyAds. com, Inc.
Direct: (805) 883-1000 x.111

PromotionalCodes. com, a project of SurfMyAds. com, Inc., is an online shopping website that works with over 8,000 retailers and provides thousands of free online coupons and promotional codes from top brand-names like Macy's, Target, Home Depot, Travelocity, Dell and more. SurfMyAds. com, Inc., developed by a team of young professionals in 2006 in Santa Barbara, CA, specializes in creating high-level web based projects. In addition to PromotionalCodes. com, SurfMyAds. com established the popular coupon site, CouponWinner. com, runs a UK-based discount shopping site, http://www. Codes. co. uk, and recently launched the Canadian-based discount coupon site, CA. PromotionalCodes. com. For more information, visit http://www. PromotionalCodes. com, http://www. CouponWinner. com or http://www. SurfMyAds. com.

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Max Starkov of Hospitality eBusiness Strategies to Receive 'Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing' 2008 Honor At HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala

Max Starkov of Hospitality eBusiness Strategies to Receive 'Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing' 2008 Honor At HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala

Annual Gala Dinner to be Held Jan. 26 in New York City

New York, NY (Vocus) December 9, 2008

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has selected Max Starkov as one of the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing” for 2008. The sixth annual list recognizes the “best of the best” in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries, and the recipients will be honored at HSMAI’s annual Adrian Awards on Jan. 26, 2009, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The 2008 “Top 25” recipients were judged by a panel of senior industry executives for their recent work based on the following criteria: creativity and innovation, cutting edge sales or marketing campaigns, triumph in challenging situations, and sales efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

Starkov is the President & CEO and Chief eBusiness Strategist for Hospitality eBusiness Strategies (HeBS), the hospitality industry's leading full-service Internet marketing services and strategies consulting firm. He is a recognized "thought leader" in Internet marketing strategies in hospitality and is a frequent guest speaker and presenter at industry events and conferences.

Starkov has spent his entire professional career in hospitality and travel. He has extensive Internet marketing experience, having co-founded and served as CEO of three eBusiness companies: Travelbreak. com (a pioneering direct supplier-to-consumer travel marketplace), WhaleMedia. com (Winner of the coveted Microsoft RAD Award for hotel online booking systems), and HeBS (since early 2001). Under Starkov’s leadership, HeBS has pioneered many of the "best practices" in hotel Internet marketing and direct online distribution, and has won many prestigious awards for its groundbreaking website design and Internet marketing campaigns.

Starkov has written numerous reports, industry research, and published articles in all major travel and hospitality publications. He has an MS in International Tourism and an MBA degree, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors, from Fordham University in New York City.

“This year, HSMAI received more nominations than ever,” said Dorothy Dowling, HSMAI board of directors’ chair and senior vice president of marketing and sales at Best Western International. “The quality of the field of candidates was outstanding and is truly representative of the creative work being implemented throughout the industry by top professionals today.”

In addition to being honored at the annual Adrian Awards gala, recipients will be featured in an HSMAI Marketing Review article, receive a personalized plaque, and will be honored at a VIP luncheon on January 26, 2009. The HSMAI Adrian Awards honor creative brilliance and best practices in hospitality, travel, and tourism-related marketing. In its 52nd year, the competition has evolved into the world's most renowned and prestigious advertising, public relations, and web marketing competition specifically tailored for the hospitality, travel, and tourism industries.

“Inclusion in the Top 25 list is a true honor,” said Starkov. “This award recognizes what HeBS stands for in the hospitality industry - pioneering best practices in Internet marketing and distribution, helping hoteliers utilize the Direct Online Channel and increase direct online bookings and ROIs, and educating hoteliers on how to boost their Internet marketing presence and establish interactive relationships with their customers. Here at HeBS we strive to give the very best service while aiding in the professional development of our hotel clients.”

Tables and tickets for the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tables, visit http//Adrian Awards online or contact HSMAI at (703) 506-2025 or awards@hsmai. org.

HSMAI is the hospitality industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and members at annual events, including HSMAI's Affordable Meetings®. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. For more information on HSMAI, contact the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, Va. 22102; (703) 506-3280; fax (703) 506-3266, or visit the website at http://www. hsmai. org.

Hospitality eBusiness Strategies (HeBS), the industry’s leading Internet marketing strategy consulting firm for the hospitality vertical, is based in New York City. HeBS has pioneered many of the "best practices" in hotel Internet marketing and direct online distribution. The firm specializes in helping hoteliers build their direct Internet marketing and distribution strategy, boost the hotel Internet marketing presence, establish interactive relationships with their customers, and significantly increase direct online bookings and ROIs. A diverse client portfolio of over 500 top tier major hotel brands, luxury and boutique hotel companies, hotel management and representation companies, franchisees and independents, resorts and casinos and CVBs has sought and successfully taken advantage of the firm hospitality Internet marketing expertise. Contact HeBS consultants at (212)752-8186 or info@hospitalityebusiness. com.


WorldBlogCenter. Com Launches To Provide Historical Snapshot of the Blogosphere

WorldBlogCenter. Com Launches To Provide Historical Snapshot of the Blogosphere

The World Blog Center is a prestigious online virtual office floor space that brings together the world's best blogs from a variety of different industries.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2006

The World Blog Center (www. worldblogcenter. com) launched officially on 10th March 2006 and aims to bring together the world's greatest blogs within the span of one million square feet of virtual office space represented on its homepage as a 1000px x 1000px office floor canvas.

The intent behind the website is to capture a snapshot of the best in the blogosphere in 2006, and to make it a part of Internet history. Blogs have exploded in the last two years, and now represent a fair share of the Internet's content. At present there is a very rich and diverse blog base.

The World Blog Center only has a limited amount of blog office space. This space will be occupied by the best blogs in approximately 16 different categories that cover a very wide spectrum of the blogverse (or the blogosphere).

Blog office space in the World Blog Center is expected to be full by November 2006. The Center is inviting the world's best blogs in the fields of Business, Marketing, Media, Marketing, News, Computers, Software, Health, Travel, Culture, Entertainment and other industries to occupy space in what is a highly prestigious virtual office location. There is a review process for all applicants in order to maintain quality and the Center aims to represent a broad range of industries and personal interest topics.

Tenants will benefit from the prestige associated with the virtual office space on a premium domain name, and for many blogs it will be a valuable source of traffic. Other benefits that the Center has outlined on its website include the acquisition of peerage by lesser known blogs by being associated with more popular blogs from similar industries, and also becoming a part of Internet history by being one of the 2500 or so blogs that will eventually make it into the Center.

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Kellogg Media Group Announces Partnership

Kellogg Media Group Announces Partnership

Casino portal to be launched later in year.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 8, 2009 -

Kellogg Media Group, LLC today announced a partnership with Marz & Company and System Twilight, headed by Scott Ribeiro, former Internet marketing executive for Fountainebleau and Mandalay Bay Resorts to launch a "whats-on. com Casino Portal" for 2010.

"Launching later in November, the new site is designed to give consumers easy access to what is happening in casinos around the country and provide casinos with an easy way to promote their entertainment, casino promotions and tournaments to a natural audience." said David Peeler, CEO and Group Publisher of Kellogg Media Group.

The first of its kind site will enable casino resorts an opportunity to highlight all its property offerings in an effective and economical environment.

About Kellogg Media Group
Kellogg Media Group (KMG) is a leading provider of value-rich content aimed at the travel, leisure and hospitality industries. Its focus is on gaming, nightlife and entertainment, dining, shopping and attractions for gaming and entertainment markets including Las Vegas and Atlantic City. KMG owns and operates What's On The Las Vegas Guide, whats-on. com (http://www. whats-on. com), What's On Atlantic City and whats-onatlanticcity. com. KMG operates offices in Las Vegas, NV, Atlantic City, NJ and Greenwich, CT.

About Marz & Company
Marz & Company specializes in marketing initiatives for the travel and casino industry.

About Systems Twilight
System Twilight Ltd specializes in large database systems accessible from the internet, creating the engine behind UrVenue and Nightclubs. com among others. System Twilight is creating for What's On, an extensive gaming venue database to be able to access venues and events related to gaming in ways not possible up to now.