Rosemont Media CEO to Speak on Mobile Marketing at The Aesthetic Meeting 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 18, 2014) – Rosemont Media, an “Alliance Partner” of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), has announced it will be attending The Aesthetic Meeting 2014 hosted by the aforementioned aesthetic surgery organization. The upcoming conference is scheduled to take place from Thursday, April 24th to Tuesday, April 29th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

Representing Rosemont Media’s plastic surgery website design and marketing team at the event will be CEO Keith Humes, Director of Medical Consulting Brian Lyle, and four of the firm’s medical consultants. The six RM representatives will be stationed at booth 601 during the exhibit hours listed below:

  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm on Saturday, April 26th
  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm on Sunday, April 27th
  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm on Monday, April 28th

In addition to showcasing a variety of customized plastic surgery websites both designed and maintained by Rosemont Media, Humes will be participating in a panel discussion called “Advanced Internet Marketing” on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 am. During his presentation, he will discuss the critical importance of mobile marketing in today’s online marketplace.

Regarding Rosemont Media’s participation at The Aesthetic Meeting 2014, as well as its alliance partnership with ASAPS, Humes says:

“One of our biggest goals is to help plastic surgeons provide and maintain a valuable educational resource readily available to patients in their respective online marketplaces. While leaving the latest aesthetic surgery techniques and procedures to be performed by our surgeons, we focus instead on helping our clients implement innovative marketing tools and customized Internet strategies proven to grow online visibility and strengthen online reputation.

“Whether we’re equipping their site with a new mobile or responsive design, or we’re helping them promote a new technology or treatment available at their practice, we intend to mirror and convey our clients’ dedication to exceptional, quality care.”

About Rosemont Media

Rosemont Media is a San Diego-based medical marketing and website design firm. Led by 16-year industry veteran Keith Humes, the agency offers an inclusive array of Internet marketing services that span from search engine optimization and email marketing, to responsive website design and reputation management. Additionally, all Rosemont Media clients are granted market exclusivity.

For more information about Rosemont Media, visit rosemontmedia.com and facebook.com/rosemontmedia.

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Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in 4G: Market Analysis and Forecasts for LTE-based VAS 2013

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ndsfrv/mobile) has announced the addition of the “Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in 4G: Market Analysis and Forecasts for LTE-based VAS 2013 – 2018″ report to their offering. 
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In the pre-LTE marketplace, the biggest mobile value-added services (VAS) are mobile apps and mobile advertising. This does not change simply with the introduction of LTE, as there will only be roughly 184 million LTE subscribers globally against 7.2 billion subs overall by year end 2013. 

A transformation will occur over a period of years in which certain key mobile VAS applications will establish a sustainable market position for the network operators. In fact, this must occur for carriers to establish new revenue streams for business growth beyond core voice and data services as well as anticipated margin squeeze.

The first part of this report assesses the current state of LTE. The report then analyzes value-added services (VAS) in the post LTE era. The research takes an umbrella approach as it evaluates data, mobile advertising, and mobile apps first, and then considers market verticals. 

The authors explain how revenues are realized in each market. They examine Rich Communications Suite (RCS) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE). The report describes how the market will develop, in general, and also evaluate what countries are likely to adopt VoLTE by taking a detailed look at infrastructure, spectrum, and the competitive landscape in each country.

The report includes forecasts for 2013 – 2018 for every major VAS application category including:

  • Mobile Data
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Rich Communication Suite (RCS)
  • Mobile Advertising
  • API-based Apps
  • Social Networking
  • Coupons and Loyalty
  • Geo-location
  • Mobile Gaming
  • Mobile Virtual Goods
  • Video, TV, and Second Screen
  • Mobile Health
  • Mobile Entertainment
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Public Safety
  • Messaging (non RCS)
  • Small Cell Targeted Advertising

The report includes conclusions and recommendations for network operators, content providers, application developers, and infrastructure providers. The Report also includes vendor analysis from selected companies including Empirix, OpenCloud, Openmind Networks, Samsung, and Tropo.

Companies Mentioned:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • ZTE

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ndsfrv/mobile

About Research and Markets
Research and Markets is the world’s leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.

Media Contact: Laura Wood , +353-1-481-1716, press@researchandmarkets.net

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Celebrate Earth Day Mobile Bay – FOX10 News

Earth Day Mobile Bay is said to be the largest and oldest Earth Day celebration in Alabama! It’s Saturday, April 18th at the Fairhope Pier from 10:00am-6:00pm. Howard McPhail from the Mobile Museum of Art tells Cherish Lombard this year marks the 25th anniversary, and the theme is ‘Every Day is Earth Day!’

The event is free and fun for the whole family! There will be live music, an Environmental Film Festival, art and educational activities, “Blessing of the Animals”, an ”Aerial Silk Artist” and many meaningful experiences for you and your family. You and your pets are invited to the “Blessing of the Animals” at 1:00. If you aren’t able to take your pet, you’re welcome to take a picture of an animal you love or an endangered species in the wild.

The exhibits and hands-on activities are hosted by community groups, environmental organizations, government agencies, museums, schools, and local businesses. These earth-friendly exhibitors will showcase renewable energy and environmental technology, provide the tools and inspiration to pursue earth-friendly solutions, and introduce prominent green educators and organizations talking about green sustainability and solutions.

This year’s Environmental Film Festival will feature thought-provoking documentary films, which raise awareness of current environmental issues and help provide solutions. Films on the schedule are: ”America’s Amazon”, “The Mobile-Tensaw Delta”, “Chasing Ice”, “GrowthBusters: Addicted to Growth”, “A Fierce Green Fire”, “Gasland 2″,  and “Backyard”. Our goal is to not just get people concerned, but to get people motivated, by offering great transforming solutions.The Environmental Film Festival will be under the big tent and is sponsored by the Mobile Bay Sierra Club.

New 2014 hybrid and electric vehicles will be on display. Avid car enthusiasts, environmentalists and everyday consumers will be provided information about all of the green vehicles. You’ll learn about local sources for organic foods, and organizations supporting the development of a stronger local food economy. Buying food from local farmers keeps dollars in the local economy, preserves our valuable land and adds to our good health.

Recycling options will have a strong emphasis at Earth Day Mobile Bay. The City of Fairhope will sponsor free onsite electronic recycling, and you are encouraged to drop-off old TV’s, computers, cell phones and other old household electronics. Everyone who attends is encouraged to “travel green” and walk, ride your bicycle, carpool or ride public transportation. There will be a free shuttle bus service to and from the Fairhope Pier throughout the event. The shuttle pick-up parking lot is the Big Lots parking lot at N. Greeno Road.

Earth Day Mobile Bay 2014 supports the issues of our Alabama Gulf Coast, acknowledging the environmental challenges we all face, and invites the public to integrate sustainable practices into everyday life. Earth Day Mobile Bay will be observing the four-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster and will feature the many organizations that are involved in a healthy and sustainable Gulf Coast recovery.

Admission is free, and popcorn and lemonade are complimentary. Earth Day Mobile Bay is sponsored by the City of Fairhope, and Mobile Bay Sierra Club and the Alabama Sierra Club Foundation. If you need directions and more event details, please visit our Web site at http://www.earthdaymobilebay.org.

Additional Schedule information:

Outdoor Stage Performance Schedule for Earth Day Mobile Bay 2014

10:00am      Mayor Kant’s Welcome and Earth Day Mobile Bay Awards Ceremony

10:15am       ROGERWOOD

12:00pm       Sassafrass

2:00pm         Hurricane Warning

4:00pm         Ryan Balthrop Band

Film Schedule:

10:00am       “Gasland 2”

12:10pm       “America’s Amazon, The Mobile-Tensaw Delta”

1:15pm         “GrowthBusters: Addicted to Growth”

 

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Mobile display revenues soar, leaving TV behind

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This month, Arrow Electronics is giving away ten XMC1200 lighting application kits, worth 100 Euros each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win.

Each kit combines Infineon’s brightness and colour control XMC1200 CPU board to drive flicker free LED dimming and colour changing, together with a colour LED card and a white LED card.

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Ford Remains a Big Driver of Innovative Automobile Marketing

Ford Remains a Big Driver of Innovative Automobile Marketing 300x176 Ford Remains a Big Driver of Innovative Automobile MarketingIt’s unlikely that Henry Ford, the iconic American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, could have envisioned a time when his visionary vehicles would be promoted on small mobile devices, throughout robust social networks, and across a vast digital marketing landscape.

But Henry Ford and his team have always been innovative marketers, even in what now harkens back to relatively ancient times in the world of advertising.

Fifty years ago, Ford famously sliced and diced a new Mustang convertible and sent it in pieces up an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building before it was reassembled and displayed for the world to see.

Well, what worked one-half century ago may work again. This time around, the venerable automobile maker will adorn the Empire State Building with a 2015 Mustang in celebration of the sweet ride’s 50th anniversary.

For Ford, however, this marks just the latest in a long lineage of marketing brilliance that spans the board room to the dealership. Today, many Ford dealerships – including those that have been around for 80 years – are garnering a reputation for being the most tech-savvy and forward-thinking in the automobile industry.

Family owned and operated since 1934, West Valley City’s Henry Day Ford is one of Utah’s top Ford dealerships. But it’s also one of the most respected for reasons that extend beyond the customer service and satisfaction generations of car shoppers have enjoyed. Their digital marketing and sales prowess are second to none.

As Digital Journal reported earlier this week, customer are given an opportunity to virtually test drive a number of new model vehicles through the Henry Day Ford website, which is fast-becoming a feature that countless dealerships across the U.S. are scrambling to offer.

“Want to check out the 2015 Ford Explorer SUV?” the report asks. “Just a few clicks will take you inside the vehicle for a comprehensive look at the model that provides everything but the new car smell.”

Since the start of 2014, Ford has dazzled the automotive world with more than just its usual far-sighted marketing. It’s penchant for cutting-edge technology has been off the charts in recent months as well.

As MMW reported in January, Ford Motor Company’s AppLink SDK is resonating with developers at a high speed. By that time, more than 1,000 software devs had already signed up for the program that was officially rolled out at this year’s CES.

Despite how new the program is, the incentive for developers to get on board is clearly strong, especially in light of the fact that Sync AppLink services are supported in hundreds of thousands of Ford vehicles like the Ford Expedition, Fusion, F-150, Focus, Mustang, E-Series and more.

“The Ford Developer Program marks a dramatic shift in how we will innovate new features and add value to our vehicles throughout the ownership period,” said Hau Thai-Tang, vice president of Engineering, Ford Global Product Development. “Opening the car to developers gives consumers a direct voice and hand in the creation of apps that can help our products remain relevant, up to date and valuable to our customers.”

It seems like that’s also the goal with Ford’s marketing.

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Growing numbers of consumers embrace mobile banking

Mobile banking is hot — and getting hotter.

Last year, 74,000 consumers a day began using mobile banking services such as paying bills and making balance inquiries and transfers, according to Javelin Strategy Research.

“The adoption of mobile banking is occurring at a breakneck pace,” Javelin said, “with 4 in 10 mobile bankers having used the service for the first time in the past year.”

Javelin expects that 48 percent of mobile consumers will conduct mobile banking this year, up from 43 percent in 2013.

“By 2018, more than 6 in 10 mobile consumers, or 63 percent, are anticipated to be using mobile banking,” the company said.

Over the next five years, Javelin said, the stream of customers switching “to financial institutions with superior mobile services will soon become a river.”

At its core, mobile banking refers to systems that allow customers of a financial institution to conduct a number of transactions through a mobile device such as a smartphone.

But not all mobile banking services are the same.

“What consumers should shop for is a relationship that’s relevant to them,” said Chris Gaginis, director of congressional affairs at the Consumer Bankers Association. “There are certain products and services that some banks may offer that some other banks, depending on their size and location, are unable to do.”

In other words, what do you really want out of your financial institution?

“As consumers evaluate their different options, rather than considering mobile banking as a stand-alone product, it’s important for consumers to shop for the account that meets their transaction needs best,” said Tom Feltner, director of financial services at the Consumer Federation of America.

“If one of those transaction needs is the ability to check balances on the road outside their home, to be able to pay bills through their mobile phone, as well as to be able to deposit checks outside of their branch network, then mobile banking makes a lot of sense,” he said.

Here are services that you should look for in mobile banking:

Strong security

“Your bank should be telling you about their security,” said Mary Monahan, Javelin research director. “That is the No. 1 reason why people aren’t using mobile banking — because they’re worried about the security.”

Don’t be afraid to ask your bank questions about the security it has for mobile banking.

Make sure that the system logs you off if you’re not engaged in any mobile banking activity. That’s done through an inactivity timer that logs a user off automatically.

“You don’t want to leave that thing open forever,” Monahan said. “They have to log you off. That would be a definite, big, big red flag if you’re not being logged off. That tells you that that security is very, very lax.”

Also make sure your banking app allows you to block the information on your bank card if it’s lost or stolen, recommends MyBankTracker.com, a banking information website.

“When the card information is physically lost, it can only take minutes for your entire bank account to be wiped out,” it said. “By blocking access to the card immediately, you will be more protected from any fraudulent activity attempts occurring on your card.”

Remote deposit

This feature enables you to deposit your check with your cellphone by taking a picture of the check and sending it to your bank.

“That’s probably the most popular app that comes with mobile banking,” Monahan said. “You’ve got this camera on your phone that you could take a picture of a check with and then send it off to your bank. A lot of people have checks just hanging around in their pocketbooks and they don’t want to take a trip to the bank. Now they don’t have to anymore.”

And you can make the deposit anytime.

Remote deposit “has cut down on the time the consumer has to go and travel to a bank location, and it makes that product available to deposit at their own home or during halftime at a soccer game,” Gaginis said.

P2P payments

Peer-to-peer payments, or person-to-person payments, allow you to pay someone without cash or a check.

For example, electronic P2P payments let you cover your share of a restaurant tab, reimburse a friend for tickets to a movie, or pay your baby sitter, housekeeper and other individuals, usually with just a few taps on your smartphone.

“If I want to pay allowance to my son and we’re all on the same network, I can simply make that transaction through my phone and transfer that money within the bank accounts,” Gaginis said.

You can also deliver payments electronically by mobile phone or computer to another person’s account by transferring money from a prepaid account, a debit card or a credit card using a third-party processor such as PayPal or Amazon WebPay.

“Depending on the provider, you may or may not need the recipient’s bank account number and bank routing number,” said Ruth Susswein, deputy director of National Priorities at Consumer Action. “Typically, you log in to your account online or via a mobile app and provide a person’s name, email address or mobile phone number, the amount of the payment and, if you like, an optional note.”

Many banks don’t charge for P2P payments.

“If the transfer is within the bank, its highly likely there would be no fee,” said Tom Crosson, spokesman for the Consumer Bankers Association.

Other features

Another key feature, obviously, is the ability to pay bills using mobile banking.

“You certainly want to be able to transfer balances and schedule payments from your mobile device,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com.

You also want to be able to check your bank balances, and you probably want account alerts.

For instance, you want to be notified if your account balance is falling to a dangerous level or if it’s overdrawn. You also want to know when transactions or ATM withdrawals exceed your preset limits.

Understand that the mobile banking landscape is constantly changing with new features being added regularly.

“The mobile banking offerings are continuing to grow and evolve,” McBride said. “Just because your financial institution doesn’t have all the bells and whistles today doesn’t mean it won’t in the near future.”

Follow Pamela Yip on Twitter at @pamelayip.

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HTC Said to Hire Former Samsung US Mobile Marketing Chief (1)

HTC Corp (2498) hired the former head of
marketing at Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)’s U.S. mobile phone
business as an adviser to Chairman Cher Wang, according to two
people familiar with the matter.

Paul Golden has been recruited as a contractor at the
Taiwanese smartphone maker within the past few weeks and reports
directly to Wang, the people said, asking not to be identified
because the situation is confidential.

HTC’s hiring of Golden comes amid three straight quarters
of operating losses and continued declines in sales and market
share. The Taoyuan, Taiwan-based company last month unveiled its
One M8 handset and hired actor Gary Oldman to feature in TV
commercials to promote the product, with Wang pledging to
improve sales through better marketing.

“We just have to communicate well with our customers,”
Wang said in an interview at HTC’s Taipei headquarters on April
8. “I believe if we can communicate better, we will do
better.”

HTC added 0.3 percent to NT$157.50 at the close of trade in
Taipei. The stock has added 12 percent this year compared with a
4.1 percent advance in Taiwan’s benchmark Taiex index.

“HTC continues to invest in talent and recruitment as part
of our broader human resources strategy,” the company said in
an e-mailed response to Bloomberg News today, without commenting
on Golden.

Golden worked for Samsung from 2008 to 2012 during which
time he “created and launched the highly successful Galaxy
brand for Samsung,” his account on LinkedIn Corp.’s website.

His long-term role at HTC hasn’t been finalized with Golden
initially hired on a three-month contract that’s included
attendance at meetings since this month, the people said.

Golden’s current employer is listed as Brand Slam, a
marketing consultancy, and he has previously worked for
companies including Qwest Communications, according to LinkedIn.

To contact the reporter on this story:
Tim Culpan in Taipei at
tculpan1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Robert Fenner at
rfenner@bloomberg.net
Aaron Clark

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Attorney’s argue Mobile Gas case before Judge – FOX10 News

It’s now up to a judge to decide if Mobile Gas’ general counsel will have to testify in a case involving a chemical spill.

A  group of Eight Mile residents is suing Mobile Gas because they claim it’s responsible for leaking  tert-butyl mercaptan, a chemical added to natural gas lines to help you detect a leak, and they claim the strong smell of the chemical is making them sick.

The plaintiff’s attorney’s want to depose Mobile Gas’ General Counsel Edgar Downing, because they say he ” wears many hats” within the company.

But the gas company says Downing is protected by attorney-client privilege.  Both sides agree, Downing is  the senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of Mobile Gas. But the plaintiff’s attorneys claim Downing was  heavily involved in handling Mobile Gas’ 2008 mercaptan spill and his testimony is crucial to their case.

Judge Michael Youngpeter asked Mobile Gas, Did he not have significant involvement in the incident? Mobile Gas said yes he did but only in a legal capacity as the company’s general counsel.

The gas company claims he was not working on environmental issues related to the 2008 mercaptan spill—and since he is the company’s general counsel what he did, or said during that time is protected by law.

FOX10 News will continue to follow the latest developments in the case.

 

 

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World Mobile Holdings, Inc. Announces Current Status

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Apr 17, 2014) – World Mobile Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: WMHI) (PINKSHEETS: WMHI), a global leader in developing Image Transmission Devices (ITD), Lithium-Iron (LiFePO4) Battery Modules, and Solutions Integration for major wireless carriers around the world, is pleased to announce the following news:

The company’s engineering team, advised by Dr. Thomas Lu, the senior research fellow at Jet Propulsion Lab of CIT, is exploring the application of its proprietary Lithium-Iron (LiFePO4) battery technologies for the eCig and Hydroponic industries. It’s widely believed Lithium-Iron (LiFePO4) battery technologies could be one of ideal energy sources for these expanding industries. eCigarettes have become popular and have dramatically decreased the usage of standard cigarette, and subsequently reducing lung cancer. There is no tar or ash from eCig usage. Lithium-ion battery technology is also used in the process.

As in January 2014, World Mobile Holdings has successfully received the 1st payment for its contract which has been completed in Shanghai, China with the national wireless operator China Mobile.

Aside its stigma among some portion, which is ever decreasing day after day, of the general population, the medical usage of Marijuana holds a hope (the only one for many terminal-ill patients) for those carrying cancer and other diseases that couldn’t be cured by conventional medical technologies for the time being and in the near future. Out of love and compassion to fellow human beings, a consensus has begun in forming among elected officials, religious leaders, policy makers, healthcare practitioners, families and constituents to offer medical hemp to those in need. A movement has been started. In a short few years, medical marijuana usage will be allowed as well as promoted in the most states in the Union according to some experts who follow the trend closely. World Mobile Holdings believes its Lithium-iron battery technologies offer the best effective and efficient power source for green houses for growing marijuana and related processes in medical marijuana.

In the mean time, World Mobile Holdings is processing its plan to merge a system integrating company in China with matured technologies for mobile payment smart chips secure micro SD cards of which have great marketing potential as they have been technically approved by all major banks in China.

About World Mobile Holdings Inc:
World Mobile Holdings, Inc. provides effective processed system, and customized systems integration, such as, integration of Surveillance Systems Multimedia Signage, integration of Lithium-Iron Battery (LiFePO4) Modules, and systems for nursing medical centers. Cooperating with the world’s leading wireless operators, World Mobile’s B to B business model has valuable assets to assist the major wireless operators around the world in fulfilling their needs of 3.5G and 4G / 5G wireless information services in order to satisfy their customers.

Safe Harbor:
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimates,” “expect,” “future,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “should,” and “will.”

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New Beacon-Based Mobile Marketing Platform Launches

New Beacon Based Mobile Marketing Platform Launches 300x199 New Beacon Based Mobile Marketing Platform LaunchesPulsate is out with a new end-to-end marketing platform for the physical world. The start-up provides what is described as a cloud platform and its own micro-context iBeacons that allow companies to supposedly “turbocharge” customer engagement.

Pulsate, which can sit behind any brand’s existing mobile app, will initially be targeted at large retailers, with future plans to expand the offering to venues, and transport.

“Pulsate will help companies to drive foot traffic to stores and when customers arrive, to deliver game-changing in-store experiences,” claims CEO Patrick Leddy.  “Imagine being able to deliver information to customers’ phones relative to their location, context and interests.  Today, with Pulsate, we’ve made this a reality.”

Leddy explained in this week’s press release that Pulsate drives real benefits that will allow businesses to influence at the point of purchase and dramatically increase revenues. How so? Pulsate gives retailers with tiny self-contained Bluetooth iBeacons which, once activated, begin broadcasting customer location and context back to the Pulsate cloud. From there the retailer can segment, automate and personalize every communication sent by the platform.  Customers can even reply, forming a direct dialogue between the retailer and customer.

“This isn’t just about beacons; they are straightforward to produce, and are quickly becoming commoditized,” Leddy concludes. “If you want your communications to be seamless, integrated and considered, beacons alone are not going to help you.”

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