If youâ€™ve had your car for a relatively long time then youâ€™re probably aware that car batteries last only for a period of about two to four years. But, did you also know that you donâ€™t have to throw your car battery away as soon as it goes dead? What if we tell you that thereâ€™s a way for you to bring your battery back to life and get it working as if it was brand new? Wouldnâ€™t it be nice if you could extend your batteryâ€™s life and not have to buy a new one for at least a few more years?
The good thing is that this is actually possible. Most car batteries can actually be reconditioned and made to work like new with a device called a battery desulfator.
What causes a battery to go dead in the first place?
It is important to learn the answer to this question before you can even begin to understand how a battery desulfator works. A batteryâ€™s lead plates normally come into contact with the sulphuric acid content of its electrolytes whenever the battery goes into a discharge. The resulting compound is known as lead sulphate. When the battery is recharged, the lead sulphate is once again broken down into separate lead and sulphur components. However, some of the lead sulphate crystallizes on the batteryâ€™s lead plates and does not get broken down. Over time, the crystallized sulphate accumulates until it covers a majority of the lead plates, leaving no room for it to react with the electrolytes and create an electrical charge. This is when we say that a battery is â€œdead.â€
A battery desulfator brings your battery back to life and gets it back to working like new by breaking down the crystallized lead sulphate and clearing up the batteryâ€™s lead plates. This way, the lead on the plates can react with the electrolytes properly and your battery can once again hold an electrical charge. Battery desulfation and reconditioning can be done at an automotive shop for a fee, but you can save on the cost by reconditioning the battery yourself. Of course, youâ€™ll have to have your own desulfator for this purpose.
Where to get a battery desulfator
Desulfators can be bought from any automotive store, but why spend that much money when you can actually make the device for much less? The materials needed in making your own battery desulfator can be easily found in your junk box or somewhere around your house. And even if you donâ€™t have them handy, these materials can be bought at very low prices from your local hardware or electronics shop. As for the process itself, you can get some good schematic diagrams and instructions online.
Aside from DIY battery desulfator guides and diagrams, the internet is also rife with reconditioning guides, so the process of both making your own desulfator and reconditioning your own battery is definitely easy enough for you to undertake. As soon as you have completed your desulfator project, you can practice reconditioning an old battery and then perform the process on your existing battery in order to prolong its lifespan.
Ford had been quiet on the release of the brand new Fiesta model. Many people believed that it could be the same automotive with just a few changes with some new trims. Nonetheless, the silence from Ford did take folks with storm, with their new Ford Fiesta Classic. The brand new Fiesta Classic had not been given upgrades. The truth is, the entire automotive has been changed. The modifications are so massive, that it could not be honest not to name Fiesta Classic a new car.
The new Fiesta Classic has the Kinetic design that Ford had introduced in Polo as well. The design permits fluid driving at highways. The automobile seems to be fairly daring with the air vents and the grills at the front. The headlight and the nostril are also very appealing. Some components of the car get chromed, particularly the excessive finish SXI variant. The inside of the automobile gets a very unusual combination of two-tone colours. The Fiesta C gets a leather-coated steering wheel for higher gripping. The automobile seats are all cloth covered. A number of the excessive degree trims get the driver seat peak- adjustment’s possibility as well. The best variant additionally will get the MP3 player with a help of 6 speakers. The stock trim doesn’t have the MP3 player support.
All the Fiesta automobiles have are missing the leg room for the rear seats, which is being considered as a critical let down. Other than that more features embrace energy managed windows in all variants. The rear-view mirror could be controlled via a central console, however only in the excessive end trim. The boot capability is quite good with 410 litres, which could possibly be increased by the folding of rear seats. The symptoms are able to find their place within the rear-view mirrors.
The Fiesta Traditional has two engine choices, a 1.4- diesel or a 1.6- litre petrol engine. The Traditional comes in three models; LXI the fundamental, CLXI, the medium and SXI the highest of the range. There are other two variants as effectively, referred to as EXI and ZXI. These two variants include a mixture of options and engine power. The diesel engine is outclassed by the petrol engine in every way, i.e. higher brake horsepower, higher acceleration and better most speed. Nonetheless, the diesel engine produces more torque than the petrol engine, i.e. 160Nm to 146Nm. The diesel engine can also be a bit extra gasoline environment friendly than the petrol one, with 16km per litre. All trims bought a simple to handle gearbox. It’s indeed very light and the gear shifts with just a bit push.
The Fiesta Traditional has all the necessary safety equipments available. The ABS and the EBD, available with the top range variant, permits faster and safer drive. The automobile has additional options like anti-theft system, central locking. Nevertheless, one thing that consumer received like is that there are many options that Ford had limited solely to the SXI variant. Which means the basic or the medium-vary variants aren’t safe to drive. However, the costs are nonetheless truthful sufficient and there is a good amount of difference between the essential and the highest range variant.
One thing about the way in which cars fascinated with, is the innovation that goes along. The new Maruti Swift will give definition to innovation and dexterity. This 2011 would be the year of the Maruti Swift.
The original concept of the Maruti was simple, to change into the leader in the automotive trade with a target market fulfilled with luxury, yet economical. Regardless of the Indian economic system being affected by the global down turn of demand for vehicles, there is something in regards to the Maruti Swift that it’s still making it big. The idea of putting up a car firm in India will be a threat price taking. Competitors may be very high with almost each Multi Nationwide Car Firm investing on the car business within the country. But regardless of all this, the Maruti Swift remains to be a top choose among consumers.
The Indian Automotive Business has shifted dimension from what seemed to be conservative to a more liberal market. The demand, nonetheless, has radicalized consumer curiosity on large cars to an extra economical, yet handy vehicle. That is where the Maruti Swift comes in. One cause for the upstream market of Maruti Suzuki is the fixed demand for the cars. The compact vehicle has made the streets of India a pink carpet for this new innovation.
However financial reasons are not the one factor for consumers. Now-a-days, visitors could be very much a cause for driver’s headache. Not only does visitors delay your appointments, however gasoline price is increased. So, moving into streets with a compact automobile, match to hurry off any visitors jam will give tremendous advantages to you. This is where the brand new Maruti Swift fits in. The artistic and revolutionary design of the Maruti Swift is ideal for any city jungle.
Since its launch in 2005, The Maruti Swift has received quite a few commendations from car enthusiasts and reviews. This coming August 17, 2011, Maruti Suzuki will unveil the new Maruti Swift in the Indian market. A unique alternative for the Indian market match to the interest of each Indian national.
The Maruti Swift comes either in a 1.2 liter K12 M petrol engine, or a 1.three liter DDiS diesel engine. Using the petrol engine will optimize the Maruti Swift of up to ninety BHP, whereas in diesel engine you rev as much as seventy five PS with 190 NM of responsive torque. New Maruti Swift to be economical with its fuel consumption of 23 km/liter.
Like every other car firm in India, Maruti envisions to penetrate the market with the introduction of the Maruti Swift. This 2011 will show to be a 12 months for the Maruti Swift. Preliminary opinions reveal that, unlike other automotive companies, what’s distinctive concerning the Maruti is that it’ll match the taste of the Indian market. Proving to be an aggressive player with a sense of realizing what’s finest within the market.
The launch of the New Maruti Swift in India will give rise to an innovation in the Indian Vehicle Business, giving customers a drive for his or her money.
Everyone is doing now doing almost anything online, as long as the necessary action does not require a physical presence. It is ideal for situations that require an exchange in information, and in the digital age, all information can simply be transferred to the digital format.
Online appointment scheduling can be a benefit to almost any business, including an automotive service and repair business. Automobile owners have become accustomed to having their autos checked periodically. We know that it necessary for proper maintenance and to extend the life of the automobile. The customary way of doing this, is usually to call the automotive service and repair shop, or the location where your vehicle is serviced and book and appointment. You may be fortunate enough to get an appropriate time in which to bring in the vehicle, but many times you may be forced to re-arrange your schedule, without knowing that your vehicle may be unavailable for a certain period.
There is now a way to avoid these inconveniences. Your automotive service and repair shop should have on online appointment and scheduling system. We are now in an age where anyone can be easily connected to the internet. Experts predict that in the coming years, being always online will become a natural part of being alive. Just as we need to continue breathing in air in order to live, we will need to be connected to the internet. The web can now be accessed from anywhere, from boats, planes, trains, autos, and the number of mobile devices that can access the web far exceeds desktop computers. Cheaper prices for bandwidth, and lower prices for electronic products including smartphones and tablets, bring accessibility to everyone. More appliances, and even clothing, will be enabled with access to the web in the very near future.
This means that customers will need fast and easy access to do things like booking appointments for automotive service and repair. The process is simple. You go online and reserve a required time, and get immediate confirmation. You can then re-arrange your other activities with some degree of confidence.
There are multiple benefits in the process, not only for the customer, but also for the business owner, who can then build a very valuable asset of a database of customers. Business owners can fully realize that it can cost up to 8 times as much to obtain new clients than it is to obtain new ones, and with a much valued client database, it can easily be more cost effective to maintain a business with existing customers. These clients can be contacted and notified of special deals or promotions.
It can also be done, by reading Quick Response codes that will re-direct the user to the Online Scheduling application, where the data can be entered. Manual transfer of information which is often accompanied by the opportunity for mistakes is eliminated. The process is secure, as it is now a legal requirement for all sensitive data to be encrypted. The software can even be integrated with your social networking accounts, such as Twitter and Facebook. More businesses of varying sizes are quickly appreciating the benefits that are realized with online scheduling and appointment software.
VISION, MISSION AND OBJECTIVES OF BUSINESS
*Shanmukha Rao. Padala **Dr. N. V.S. Suryanarayana
The leveraging of a firm’s internal resources, capabilities and core competencies to accomplish the firm’s vision, mission and objectives in a competitive environment is ‘Strategic Intent’. It is about winning competition battles and gaining leadership position by putting organizational resources to best use. When established effectively, a strategic intent can cause people to turn out excellent performance. Strategic intent is said to exist when all employees and levels of a firm are committed to the pursuit of a specific but significant performance target. The intent can take the form of a broad vision or mission statement or a more focused route covering specific objectives and goals. In a way, thus, strategic intent tries to establish the parameters that shape the values, motives and actions of people throughout their organization.
Based on the Strategic Intent is the organizations provide products and services for consumers, profits for investors, jobs for employees, taxes for governments, and economic stability for the communities. Strategic intent also identifies the commitment of the oraganisation to contribute to the welfare of society by setting standards on being economically productive and socially responsible. The goals identified through the strategic intent of the organization represent a synthesis and demands placed on the organization by its stakeholders these choices, collectively, set apart the organization from others.
The most important characteristics of successful organizations are their clarity of purpose, adherence to their core values, their distinct identity and their vision of the organization. In practice there will always be limits on the range of possible choices. Small enterprises tend to be limited by their resources, whereas large enterprises may find their range of choice limited because it is difficult to change quickly and therefore, they tend to be constrained by their past. In the public sector, strategic choices may be made at a political level and the role of the manager may be limited to devising best to implement strategies rather than on fundamental choices of future direction. Wherever may be the limitations on choices, organizations have to co-exist in competitive markets by contributing to economic progress by creating new value to society, each organization doing so in its own way.
Strategic analysis, strategic choice and strategy implementation are the three parts of the Strategic Management. Strategic choice is concerned with decisions about the organisation’s future and the way it needs to respond to the influences and impacts identified in strategic analysis. Choice becomes an idle exercise if the strategy is not properly implemented. These three divisions, therefore, form a closed loop in which the tail and the head are often indistinguishable.
We will generally follow the conventional framework based on these divisions. However, for pedagogical simplicity, in this chapter, we will begin our foray into hard-core strategic management by discussing strategic intent- through strategic intent is considered to be a past of strategic choice. We will start with the vision, mission and objectives as well as value statements. These concepts are at the core of the strategy of managements. If different organizations do not have differences in their vision and goals, there is going to be significant difference between organizations.
THE HIERARCHY OF STRATEGIC INTENT:
We will discuss these parameters as a hierarchy of strategic intent. The hierarchy of strategic intent includes the following elements.
- A broad vision of what the organization should be.
- The organization’s mission
- The strategic objectives and specific goals to be pursued relentlessly
- The plans that are developed to accomplish the intentions of management in a concrete way.
The elements of the hierarchy specify the pious intentions, lofty ideals and clear-cut ideas that serve to unify the energy and forces scattered throughout an organization. They are beginning points for any formal planning process, but they also provide the sense of direction necessary to assure that incremental behaviour culminates in overall progress. Strategic intent is said to have expressed effectively when people believe fervently in their products and industry and when they are focused totally on their firm’s ability to outperform its competitors.
Aspirations, expressed as strategic intent, should lead to an end; otherwise they would just be castles in the air. That end is the vision of an organization or an individual. It is what the firm or a person would ultimately like to become. For instance, some of you, say in 10 years, or may be even earlier, would like to become general managers managing an SBU in a large, diversified multinational corporation. Or some others among you would like to believe that you will be an entrepreneur in 10-15 years owning your own company dealing with IT services and employing cutting-edge technology to serve a global clientele. A firm thinks like that too.
Witness what Tata Steel sys about its vision: ‘Tata Steel enters the new millennium with the confidence of a learning, knowledge-based and happy organization. We will establish ourselves as a supplier of choice by delighting our customers with our service and our products. In the coming decade, we will become the most cost competitive steel plant and so serve the community and the nation’. A vision, therefore, articulates the position that a firm would like to attain in the distant future. Seen from this perspective, the vision encapsulates the basic strategic intent.
A vision is more dreamt of than it is articulated. This is the reason why it is difficult to say what vision an organization has. Sometimes it is not even evident to the entrepreneur who usually thinks of the vision. By its nature, it could be as hazy and vague as a dream that one experienced the previous night and is not recall perfectly in broad daylight. Yet it is a powerful motivator to action. And it is from the actions that a vision could often be derived. Henry Ford wished to democratize the automobile when the visualized that an affordable vehicle could be available for the masses. Walt Disney probably wanted to make people happy.
Vision is what keeps the organization moving forward. Vision is the motivator in an organization. It needs to be meaningful with a long term perspective so that it can motivate people even when the organization is facing discouraging odds.
The world over, backwards and forwards in history, just one thing has fired the imaginations of the people: a vision of future that promises to right today’s wrongs, a graphic image of a time when injustice, impoverishment will have disappeared. Moses used the vision of a land mark of milk and honey to motivate his people to set off for the promised land. Indian’s freedom fighters used the vision of a country free of its colonial rulers to wrest independence. In the corporate context, vision refers to an inspirational picture of a future that can be created, offering clarity amidst confusion, hope against despair, and unity of purpose amidst diversity of personal causes.
Vision has been defined in several different ways.
- Kotter defines it as a “description of somethings (an organization, corporate culture, a business, a technology, an activity) in the future”.
- El-Namaki considers it as a “mental perception of the kind of environment an individual, or an organization, aspires to create within a broad time horizon and the underlying conditions for the actualization of this perception”.
- Miller and Dess view it simply as the “category of intentions that are broad, all inclusive, and forward thinking”.
The common strand of thought evident in these definitions and several others available in strategic management literature relates to ‘vision’ being future aspirations that lead to an inspiration to be the best in one’s field of activity.
CHARACTERISTICS OF VISION:
- Vision is developed through sharing across an organization: Famous stories of successful vision involve visions that have been widely shared across entire organizations. Of course, an individual leader, often a founder has a powerful impact on the others.
- Methods of convincing the others about vision: The leaders by working hard along with others convince the others in the organizations rather than simply by delivering speeches.
- Change Agents: Leaders must recognize the complexity of changing an outmoded vision to reflect new realities. Organizations must redefine themselves through updated visions of the future through new objectives and strategies.
THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A VISION:
Parikh and Neubauer point out that several benefits accruing to an organization having a vision. Here is what they say:
- Good visions are inspiring and exhilarating.
- Visions represent a discontinuity, a step function and a jump ahead so that the company knows what it is to be.
- Good visions help in the creation of a common identity and a shared sense of purpose.
- Good visions are competitive, original and unique. They make sense in the marketplace as they are practical.
- Good visions foster risk-taking and experimentation.
- Good visions foster long-term thinking.
- Good visions represent integrity, they are truly genuine and can be used for the benefit of people.
When you begin the process of strategic planning, visioning comes first. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream,” and what followed was a vision that changed a nation. That famous speech is a dramatic example of the power that can be generated by a compelling vision of the future. A vision is a guide to implementing strategy. Visions are about feelings, beliefs, emotions and pictures.
A vision statement answers the question, “What will success look like?” The pursuit of this image of success is what motivates people to work together. It is an important requirement for building a strong foundation. When all the employees are committed to the firm’s visions and goals, optimum choices on business decisions are more likely.
When visioning the change, ask yourself, “what is our preferred future?” Your vision must be encompassed by your beliefs.
- Your beliefs must meet your organizational goals as well as community goals.
- Your beliefs are a statement of your values.
- Your beliefs are a public/visible declaration of your expected outcomes.
- Your beliefs must be precise and practical.
- Your beliefs will guide the actions of all involved.
- Your beliefs reflect the knowledge, philosophy, and actions of all.
- Your beliefs are a key component of strategic planning.
The process and outcomes of visioning is to develop an effectivce basis for business strategy. The foresight of the organization is to fit the strengths of the organization with the demands, to make the organization highly competitive with growth and profits as the rewards. The long-term benefits are substantial, because Visioning:
- Break you out of boundary thinking.
- Provides continuity and avoids the stutter effect of planning fit and starts.
- Identifies direction and purpose.
- Alerts stakeholders to needed change.
- Promotes interest and commitment.
- Promotes laser-like focus.
- Encourages openness to unique and creative solutions.
- Encourages and builds confidence.
- Builds loyalty through involvement (ownership).
- Results in efficiency and productivity.
BUILDING A VISION:
The vision statement should be build around certain core values. Thus, Sony’s vision rests on the values of encouraging individual creativity and its determination to be a pioneer. Such core values reflect how you want your future to look, the timeless principles to be followed while running the show- irrespective of what happens in and around the organization. Values, thus, are the essential glue of vision. Since a company’s different business may need to operate with different strategies, it’s their shared values that will prevent them from going in different directions. The vision statement should also spell out the core purpose of an organization very clearly. For example, we know that 3M’s purpose is to solve problems innovatively; Nike wants to provide the experience and emotion of competition – winning and crushing competitors; Blue Star wants to provide world class engineering products and services. Unstructured inputs could be taken from everyone developing the corporate vision. Companies like Larsen & Toubro, Crompton Greaves, Gujarat Heavy Chemicals typically follow certain steps in this regard:
- Elicit ideas from employees as to how their dream organization should be like in terms of characteristics;
- Combine these with the company’s core values and purpose to build the vision statement.
CREATING A SHARED VISION:
Most managers, now-a-days, talk about a shared vision, meaning that individuals from across the organization have a common mental image and a mutually supported set of aspirations that serve to unite their efforts. People at all levels must share a common inspirational image that compels them to give their best and realize their own dreams. The vision once finalized, must be injected into the veins of the organization, being shared, owned and lived by every single person in the company.
Organization, whether it is a business or a social organization, or university or government organization, takes resources from the environment and converts the resources into goods and/or services. It supplies the goods and services to the environment at an acceptable price. The organizations which make a net contribution to the society are called ‘legitimate.’ The organizations should protect this legitimacy over the long-run. Thus, every organization comes into being and exists to accomplish something in the larger environment, and that purpose or mission is clear that start. As time passes, technology, consumer preferences and other environmental factors change, the firm’s produces new products or renders new services and the interest of the management and employees change. This results in significant change in the firm. The original mission or purpose may become irrelevant in the long-run due to changes in internal environment of the organization and/or appropriate external environment. When these changes take place, management must search for new purpose or new state the mission or restate the original mission.
Organizations relate their existence to satisfying a particular need of the society. They do this in terms of their mission. Mission is a statement which defines the role that an organization plays in a society. It refers to the particular needs of that society for instance, its information needs. A book publisher and a magazine editor are both engaged in satisfying the information needs of society but they do it through different means. A book publisher may aim at producing excellent reading material while a magazine editor may strive to present news analysis in a balanced and unbiased manner. Both have different objectives but an identical mission.
A mission was earlier considered as the scope of the business activities a firm pursues. The definition of mission has gradually expanded to represent a concept that embodies the purpose behind the existence of an organization.
Whether developing a new business or reformulating direction for an ongoing company, the basic goals, characteristics and philosophies that will shape a firm’s strategic posture must be determined. Thus, company mission will guide future executive action.
Company mission can be defined as the fundamental, unique purpose that sets a business apart from other firms of its type and identifies the scope of its operations in product and market term. It embodies the business philosophy of strategic decision-makers; implies the image the company seeks to project; reflects the firm’s self-concept; indicates the principal product or service areas and primary customer needs the company will attempt to satisfy. In short, the mission describes the product, market and technological areas of emphasis for the business.
- Thompson defines mission as the “essential purpose of the organization, concerning particularly why it is in existence, the nature of the business it is in, and the customers it seeks to serve and satisfy.”
- Hunger and Wheelen say that mission is the “purpose or reason for the organization’s existence”.
- According to John Pearce “mission is an enduring statement of purpose that distinguishes one firm from other similar firms”.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A MISSION:
A mission statement incorporates the basic business purpose and the reason for its existence by rendering some valuable functions for the society. An effective mission statement should possess the following characterstics.
- Feasible: The mission should be realistic and achievable. For instance, UTI declared its mission as “to encourage saving and investment habits among common man”. By providing tax relief under Sec 88c, the investment upto 1lakh in UTI is exampled from income tax. Hereby common man’s savings habit is encouraged by UTI.
- Precise: A mission statement should not be narrow or too broad.
- Clear: A mission statement should lead to action. BSNL’S mission of ‘connecting India’ leads it to a variety of service with varied tariff structure so as to cater to the preferences of mobile phone users.
- Motivating: The mission should be motivating for the employees to be inspired for action. For example India Post’s mission is to expectations of the customer’ with dedication, devotion and enthusiasm. So customer service has become a value and it is inspiring and motivating the postal employees.
- Distinctive: A mission statement will indicate the major components of the strategy to be adopted. The mission should be unique. When HCL defines its mission as ‘to be a world class competitor’ it creates a unique place in the minds of Indian personal computer users who across personal computers of MNCs on most of the occasions.
- Indicates major components of strategy: “The mission statement of IOC emphasizes petroleum refining, marketing and transportation with international standards and modern technology. It indicates that IOC is going to adopt diversification strategy in future.
The mission provides direction to insiders and outsiders on what the firm stands for. It is the guiding star for any firm.
NEED FOR AN EXPLICIT MISSION:
The mission contains few specific directives, only broadly outlines or implied objectives and strategies. It is a statement of attitude, outlook and orientation rather than of details and measurable targets.
To ensure unanimity of purpose within the organisation;
- To provide a basis for motivating the use of the organisations resources;
- To develop a basis, or standard, for allocating organisational resources;
- To establish a general tone or organisational climate;
- To serve as a focal point for those who can identify with the organisation’s purpose and direction;
- To facilitate the translation of objectives and goals into a work structure involving the assignment of tasks; and
- To specify organisational purposes and the translation of these purposes into goals.
FORMULATING A MISSION:
The process of defining the mission for a specific business can be understood by thinking about a firm at its inception. The sense of mission is usually based on several fundamental elements.
- Belief that the product or service can provide benefits at least equal to its price.
- Belief that the product or service can satisfy a customer need currently not met adequately for specific market segments.
- Belief that the technology to be used will provide a product that its cost and quality competitive.
- Belief that hard-work and the support of others, the business can grow and be profitable.
- Belief that the management philosophy of the business will result in a favorable public image.
- Belief that the entrepreneur’s self concept can be communicated and adopted by employees and shareholders.
Vision is the critical focal point and beginning to high performance. But obviously a vision alone won’t make it happen. Even the most exciting vision will remain only a dream unless it is followed up with striving, building, and improving.
Why does the organization exist? What is its value addition? What’s its function? How does it want to be positioned in the market and minds of customers? What business it in? These are all questions of purpose. They deal with the deeper motivations and assumptions underlying the values and purpose and function.
- Your mission statement draws on your belief statements.
- Your mission statement must be orientated and portray your organization as it will be, as it will be, as if it already exists.
- Your mission statement must focus on one common purpose.
- Your mission statement must be specific to the organization, not generic.
The mission statements are the organization apart from others. They give meaning to the reason for being, value-add, and define the business of the organization. As with vision and values, the mission should have clear answer to the above questions. It should arouse a strong sense of organizational identity and business purpose. Through some of these questions often seem deceptively simple, they are not so simple. We need to answer them to prepare a mission statement. For example the question, “What business are we in?”. the implications of making a definitive identification means that the organization has put boundaries around to give guidance to the strategic direction in which it will move.
The mission statement has direct implications on the diversification strategy of the organization. It provides directions on the strategic choice in diversification strategies. If the areas are to be related it puts limits on the options. The diversification options may be related in a number of different ways; the new products and services may have similar technologies, or may be serving similar markets, or may have similar competencies.
PREPARATION OF VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS:
In a competitive economy driven by the cruel logic of markets, a company with a determined management can transform an organization much more quickly and much more effectively than in the past. Clearly articulating your strategic intent is the key. Vision and Mission hold an organization together.
Unfortunately, they don’t come neatly packaged in separate mental compartments. Instead, they are linked in people’s hearts and minds. Most people can relate to a personal vision, their personal values and their mission in life, but they often find it difficult to arrive at a consensus on issues concerning mission, values, and vision of the group.
It’s important to recognize and respect diverse approaches to questions of ultimate purpose in a group. Ideally, the senior management team defines the broad parameters of what business we’re in and which direction were heading. They can prepare a rough vision for input and refinement or leave things wide open for the rest of the organization to fill in. group members then exchange ideas and make decisions to articulate the vision, mission, and values.
Different ways of identifying a group’s vision, mission and values may seem foolish or even alarming but organizations are strongest when many aptitudes, interests, and points-of-view can worked out together. Teams or organizations need a shared vision, not something that only a few people own. Everyone should be a ‘stakeholder’ in spirit. That’s usually a cascading process, but it can start in any part of an organization.
The vision and mission statements should provide clarity to the issues of governance. However, often are conflicts in perceptions. What organizations describe as ‘personality conflicts’, after a little exploration often reveals real differences on issues about governance, finances, purpose and program of the organization. There are many ways in which the vision statement can be prepared. It depends on the nature and type of organization as well as the philosophy and management style of the top management.
The accomplishment of purpose or mission of an organization requires the formulation of a number of objectives. Achievement of the organizational objectives, in turn, requires the formulation and fulfillment of departmental and unit goals. Long-range objectives specify the results that are desired in pursuing the organisation’s mission and normally extended beyond the current financial year of the organization. Lon-range objectives are notably speculative for distant years. short-range objective are performance targets, normally of less than one-year duration, that are used by management to achieve the organisation’s long-range objectives. The selections of short-range objectives are from an evaluation of priorities relating to long-range objectives. Departmental objectives, both long-range and short-range are formulated based on the respective long-range and short-range objectives of the organization. Unit objectives are generally specific and are draw from the departmental objectives.
An objective indicates the result that the organization expects to achieve in the long run. It is an end result, the end point, something that you aim for and try to reach. It is a desired result towards which behaviour is directed in an organization. The organization may or may not reach the desired state, but the chances of doing so are greater if the objectives are framed and understood properly. Objectives are the products of specific concrete thinking. They commit persons and organizations to verifiable accomplishments. Again, objectives determine the scope of future events. They provide the spotlight on the routes over which activities are organized. They serve as reference points to concentrate resources and efforts. They determine what action to take today to obtain results tomorrow. Goals and targets are more precise and expressed in specific terms. In this section we will refer to only objectives assuming that these include the goals as well.
They are stated in precisae terms as quantitatively as possible. The emphasis in goals is on measurement of progress toward the attainment of objectives. Goals have the following features they: 1. are derived from objectives, 2. offer a standard for measuring performance, 3. are expressed in concrete terms, 4. are time-bound and work-oriented.
The mission and directional course are converted into designated performance outcomes in the process of formulating objectives. Objectives represent a managerial commitment to achieve specified results in a specified period, of time. The clearly spell out the quantity and quality of performance to be achieved, the time period, the process and the person who is responsible for the achievement of the objective.
An organization’s mission statement will be just window-dressing, unless, it is translated into measurable and specific performance targets and managers are pressured to achieve these targets. Thus, objective formulation is a critical step in the strategic management process. It is viewed that, whose managers formulate objectives for each key result area and then actively pursue actions to achieve their performance targets will outperform the companies whose managers operate with hopes and more good intentions. Performance objectives must be stated in quantifiable or measurable terms. They must also contain a deadline for achievement.
CHARACTERISTICS OF OBJECTIVES:
Objectives have the following features:
- Objectives Form a Hierarchy: In many organizations objectives are structured in a hierarchy of importance. There are objectives within objectives. They all require painstaking definitions and close analysis if they are to be useful separately and profitable as a whole. The hierarchy of objectives is a graded series in which an organisation’s goals are supported by each succeeding managerial level down to the level of the individual. The objectives of each unit contribute to the objectives of the next higher unit. Each operation has a simple objective which must fit in and add to the final objective. Hence no work should be undertaken unless it contributes to the overall goal.
- Objectives Form a Network: Objectives interlock in a network fashion. They interrelated and inter-dependent. The concept of network of objectives implies that once objectives are established for every department and every individual in an organization, these subsidiary objectives should contribute to meet the objectives of the total organization. If the various objectives in an organization do not support one another, people may pursue goals that may be good for their own function but may be detrimental to the company as a whole. Managers have to trade off among the conflicting objectives and see that the components of the network fit one another. Because, as rightly pointed out by Koontz , “It is bad enough when goals do not support and interlock with one another. It may be catastrophic”.
- Multiplicity of Objectives: Organisations pursue multifarious objectives. At every level in the hierarchy, goals are likely to be multiple. For example, the marketing division may have the objective of sale and distribution of produicts. This objective can be broken down into a group of objectives for the product, advertising, reach, promotion managers. The advertising manager’s goals may include: designing product messages carefully, create a favourable image of the product in the market, etc. Similarly goals can be set for other marketing managers. To describe a single, specific goal of an organization is to say very little about it. It turns out that there are several goals involved. This may be due to the fact that the enterprise has to meet internal as well as external challenges effectively. Internal problems may hover around profitability, survival, growth, an so on. External problems may be posed by government, society, stockholders, customers etc. In order to meet the conflicting from various internal and external groups, organizations generally pursue multiple objectives. Moreover, no single objective would place the organization on a path of prosperity and progress in the long run.
- Long and Short-range Objectives: organizational objectives are usually related to time. Long-range objectives extending over five or more years are the ultimate or dream objectives for organization. They are abstractions of the entire hierarchy of objectives of the organization. For example, planning in India has got objectives like eradication of poverty, checking population growth through birth control etc. which reflect certain ‘ideals’ the government wishes to accomplish in the long run. Short-range objectives (one-year goals) and medium-range objectives (two to five year period goals), reflect immediate, attainable goals. The short-range and medium-range objectives are the means for achieving long-term goals and the long-term goals supply a framework within which the lower level goals are designed. Thus, all these goals reinforce each other in such a way that the total result is greater than the sum of the efforts taken individually. That is why goal setting is called a “synergistic process”. In order to remain viable, every organization needs to set goals in all three time periods.
AREAS OF OBJECTIVES:
Objectives are set for all areas and departments of an organization. Through the objectives can vary widely from one organization to another organization, they can be broadly divided into: profitability, service to customers, employee needs and welfare, and social responsibility. The following are the areas of objectives.
- Markets: Objectives are expressed in terms of the market or total rupee sales or total quantity of sales. For example, to increase freight traffic (commercial) to 85 % in 1997-98 and reduce the freight traffic (military) to 15% in 1997-98 from 60% and 40% respectively in 1996-97 financial year of Railways.
- Productivity: The level of goods and/or services produced by an organization relative to the resources used in the production process, organizations those use fewer resources to produce specified levels of products are said to be more productive than organizations those require more resources to produce at the same level.
- Innovation: Any change made to improve methods of conducting organizational business. Organizational objectives should indicate innovations the organization desires to implement.
- Product: These objectives are expressed in terms of sales and profitability by product line or product, target dates for development of new products and others.
- Profitability: profitability objectives are expressed in terms of profits, return on investment, earning per share, profit to sales etc. For example, to increase return on investment by 10 % in 1997-98 over 1996-97 financial year.
- Financial Resources: These objectives are expressed in terms of the capital structure, new issues of common stock, cash flow, working capital, dividend payments and collection periods.
- Physical Facilities: These objectives are expressed in terms of machinery and equipment, square feet, fixed costs, units of production and other measures.
- Organisation Structure and Activities: These objectives are stated in term of changes to be made in the policies of organization structure or projects to be undertaken.
- Manager Performance and Development: these objectives are related to the quality and rate of development of managerial skills, knowledge and performance. Development of managerial performance is very important from the view point of the long-run success of the company and achievement of the other objectives of the company.
10. Employee Performance and Attitude: These objectives are related to the development of skills, knowledge and performance of non-managerial employees of the company. This area is also related to the development of favourable attitude of the employees towards the organization. The significance of these considerations should be stressed through the formulation of organizational objectives.
11. Customer Service: These objectives are related to the quality of the product, pre-sales and post-sales service, delivery times, promptly attending to the customer complaints, price, package and the like.
12. Social Responsibility: These objectives are related to the obligation of business towards the society with a view to contribute to its welfare. Today, these objectives have become common to all the companies. For example, to contribute to the medical facilities of the community where the company is located.
IMPORTANCE OF OBJECTIVES:
Why do organizations formulate objectives? And what is their importance? The following four factors explain the need for and importance of objectives.
- Objectives help to define the organization in its environment: The organizations justify their existence to their stakeholders in the environment like customers, government, creditors and society at large.
- Objectives help in coordinating decisions and decision-maker: Stated objectives impose some constraints on the employees and modify it towards the desirable direction. It coordinates decision-making process by different employees.
- Objectives help in formulating strategies: Mission statements are translated into objectives and objectives are the basis for formulating strategies.
- Objectives provide standards for assessing organizational performance: Objectives provide not only the direction to move to the organization but also provide the ultimate goals and targets that the organization is expected to achieve. These targets and goals become the standards to judge the organizational performance. Organizations, without clear objectives will not have basis for evaluating their performance or success.
Strategic Intent is the leveraging of a firm’s internal resources, capabilities and core competencies to accomplish the firm’s vision, mission and objectives in a competitive environment. The corporate vision has the potential power to focus the collective energy of insiders and to give outsiders a better idea of what an organization really is. Vision is what keeps the organization moving forward. The vision statements present the values, philosophies and aspirations, the guide organizational action. Mission is an enduring statement of purpose that distinguishes one organization from other similar organization. Organization do exist to satisfy a particular need of the society or to fulfill a particular deficiency in the society. A mission statement is a declaration of an organization’s reason of being. Management must take into account three key elements in developing mission statements viz., history of the organization, organization’s distinctive competencies and the organization’s environment.
The accomplishment of purpose or mission of an organization requires the formulation of objectives. These objectives are classified into overall organizational objectives, departmental objectives as well as unit level objectives. Based on the time objectives are classified into long-range objectives and short-range objectives. Long-range objectives are notably speculative for distant years. Short-range objectives are performance targets, normally of less than one-year’s duration. Objectives represent a managerial commitment to achieve specified results in a specified period of time.
Many small businesses have a natural life cycle. They grow steadily over several years, flatten out and then either decline over a period of time or remain in a state of survival until the owner retires or dies. This pattern of ultimate survival will, in the future, no longer be possible. Too much competition, too many inspired people and too many great products will not just nudge a lot of small businesses into oblivion, they will give it a good old, hard boot!
However, there is nothing natural about this life cycle. Far from it! The problems that lead to ‘flattening out’ and demise are failures in leadership and a focus on short terms gains for the owners of the business, rather than following a path of sustained business growth.
The causes can be traced clearly to a number of pitfalls that business owners succumb to over time:
No clear purpose – With no clear purpose it’s damn difficult to drive your business towards its destiny never mind being able to rally the troops and clearly state what your business stands for. With no purpose and no common route map for that purpose, any business will struggle. Purpose gives meaning to what the company is, why people work there, why people buy its products or services and why it actually exists.
Imagine getting in a car with a group of friends and driving off into the sunset without little idea of where you’re heading. Makes a great road trip but its too risky in business, if a little stupid. If it doesn’t get you in trouble immediately, it will in the long run as your company grows and the people working with you demand it. Anyway, how the hell can you create a great team loyal and committed to you without a common purpose?
Loosing ones nerve – In the initial stages the start up business owner takes a risky path. Whether it’s a huge investment of money, re-mortgaging, giving up a great job or spending time away from family and friends. He/she is not afraid of digging deep into their pocket, nor their soul, to make things work, deliver a great product, find fantastic customers and grow their business.
Then it reaches a critical point. A place where everything that stimulated the company’s rise starts to slowly diminish. The owner suddenly acquires deep pockets and short arms. Risk becomes too risky and the business starts to lose touch. Touch with its customers, touch with its people, touch with new products/services and touch with new trends and thereby starts the path towards decline.
It can happen for a number of reasons. The owner is financially comfortable and won’t risk that being compromised. The owner is tired. Lets face it, it takes an enormous, unwavering amount of energy to grow a small business and sometimes, we just run out of steam. Or, in many cases, that’s as far as the expertise, knowledge and skills run and its time for someone else to take over, either through acquisition or through a new management team. Recognising this five years ahead of it happening is critical so succession planning can take place.
Planning that far ahead can mean the difference between your company being worth a good sum or absolutely nothing.
Failure to adapt to new marketing approaches – The old ones are the best. Not any more. The world is littered with both small and corporate businesses that failed to manage this one. The development of new technologies and the internet has suddenly restored a lot more ability to the small business in terms of marketing.
Many small businesses have become wedded to a marketing strategy they created when they first set up and continue to use the same tactics even though the world has moved significantly on. Small businesses are not conglomerates and must face up to the fact that they shouldn’t be attempting to market like that.
Word of mouth is having a resurgence, social media is allowing us to build our credibility and reputation like never before and to a worldwide audience if we desire. No longer do we have to spend large amounts of money on newspaper adverts, radio advertising, brochures that are immediately out of date, exhibitions that cost thousands and rely on a declining footfall. Why? Because they simply don’t work.
Marketing for the small business has suddenly got a lot more cost effective and easier to do. Yes you need huge amounts of imagination and creativity to implement it, but if done properly, will bring a better return on investment and a better customer.
Failure to adapt to shifting customer trends – Customer expectations have changed, however, most businesses are failing to respond to this. The traditional differentiators have almost disappeared; product, price, place etc. Social media is heavily influencing the agenda. We are a lot less impressed with average stuff and customers can find you easier than you can find them! When all things are equal what is it that people buy?
Mass marketing and weak universal appeal are dead, yet we still need to create and develop a loyal customer base. That means developing a new relationship with existing customers and those prospects that are showing signs of being great future ones.
Not all customers are equal. Businesses that succeed recognise that and organise their business accordingly. It requires two simple strategies. Customer acquisition where you are trying to change the prospects mind and customer retention where you are trying to maintain the mindset. The two need a slightly different approach. Any proactive marketing and customer loyalty programs need to focus on the great customers not attracting the poor ones.
It’s a case of not fearing customer rejection but customer indifference.
Managing instead of leading – You have no choice anymore. If you run a business, you are pre dominantly a leader. Not a manager or technical expert but a leader. That’s your specialist subject. Hire the technical whizz kids, recruit the product developers, engage with expert marketers, outsource or get someone else to manage the finances. If your business is to grow, you have to take a step back from being involved.
You have to move to a facilitation role. Understand you’re not the most intelligent or competent person in the business, but that your expertise now is in driving people towards that common purpose. Its not about controlling but inspiring, its about doing the right thing not doing things right, its about seeking change not order, not about organising but about engaging with people and, above all else, trusting people to do the doing.
Not taking advantage of technological changes – Its here and here to stay. Using technology effectively is a common sense approach to ensuring you stay one step ahead. Using technology is essential. A basic requirement; electronic database of your customers can lead to your ability to design individual customer experiences for your top 20% of customers.
Technology can help stabilise your marketing budget and even bring a better return on investment. Emailers instead of hard copy newsletters. Blogs that allows content to be updated on a regular basis instead of static websites, social network sites leading to collaborative working with like-minded people even competitors. It can even build your brand equity by allowing your customers insight into the company’s culture. Not only that, but instead of just communicating with your customers you can have open, honest conversations with them.
When growth slows, you can usually pin the cause to one of the above reasons. Its not easy sustaining that growth over a long period of time and you certainly can’t do it on your own. It requires the business owner to renew their commitment to the businesses long-term purpose and seek out new opportunities or ways of doing things that will lead to capturing a new zest for growth.
An immense dose of leadership is required. It takes small business owners with courage, motivation and conviction, able to withstand criticism, to face their fears head on. Inspiring their company to rejuvenate its commitment to growth, even with severe challenges ahead.
Trade depends for its survival and long term prosperity on society providing the resources; people, raw materials, services and infrastructure. To convert raw materials into profitable goods or services it needs these inputs from the society. While society provides the means of exchange, trained man power, legal and banking systems, social infrastructure like road, schools, hospital etc., business provides products and services, direct and indirect employment, income generations in terms of wages, dividends, taxes, interest etc., Neither the business can survive without society nor the society without business. Their existence, welfare and growth totally depend on this mutuality.
In the words of J.R.D.Tata “The formidable challenge of the present time demanded the involvement and identification of organized industry with the life and problems of the people of community”. So, every business enterprises owe great obligations to the society in which it operates and from which it derives its sustenance.
Social Responsibility refers to value –oriented decisions and behaviour of management of a business towards the society. The business owes responsibility towards the segment of the society such as shareholders, employees, consumers, suppliers, creditors, competitors, dealers, Government and the Community. A fair share of return must be made to these segments by the management. So as to strike an equitable and proper balance between the interests of the people who are affected by the activities of the business or who are the cause for the legitimate existence of the company.
Corporate social responsibility is neither the brain child of a single person nor of a single organization. There has always been an ethical perspective to the business strategies practiced all over. There are several moral ethics organizations have been following for several decades. One such ethical perspective is the desire to offer help, being conscious of the fragility of the environment we are living in.
Every firm is so dependent on its social environment that it can neither survive nor grow without full social acceptance and approval of all the constituents of the environment in particular, society at large, and the Government in general.
Corporate social responsibility is the obligations of the employer of the company to pursue those decisions or to follow those lines of action, which are desirable in terms of the objective and values of our society. (Bowen)
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development in its publication “Making Good Business Sense” by Lord Home and Richard Watts says “Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the community and society at large”.
Business for Social Responsibility (a Global Non-profit Organization) defines Corporate Social Responsibility as achieving commercial success in ways that honor ethical values and respect people, communities, and the natural environment”.
Frooman (1997) defines Corporate Social Responsibility as “an action by a firm, which the firm chooses to take, that substantially affects an identifiable social stake holder’s welfare”. The main aim of the concept is to bring together all the sectors, (public, voluntary and business) and work together to eliminate the old idea that economic and environmental issues are in conflict.
Carroll (1991) defines Corporate Social Responsibility as a pyramid, comprising of economic, legal, ethical and philanthropic responsibilities.
Thus, CSR may be described as the obligation of companies to protect and enhance the norms and values held by the society within which it operates.
From the above definitions, it is found that, the concept is a significant one and has been gaining magnitude among the corporates as society plays a prime role in influencing the recital of the company. Some of the companies have been criticized in journals newspapers either for being irresponsible or for using CSR as a trump card in alliance with NGOs for gaining reputation. Indian companies while gaining special privileges from the society are supposed to have a greater responsibility towards the society.
It is felt that, the mutual obligation of any human being is to stretch hands, when others struggle. The companies, flourishing with huge resources with the contribution from the society have the same mutual obligation as they are run by human beings. When, every company is keeping pace with changing times and marching ahead to excel in profit, their corporate behavior must be studied in order to know to what extent they serve for the social purpose besides making profits.
Against this Background, as a part of social commitment, It is clear that, corporate managers should make decisions based on a set of principles influenced by the values, context and culture of the organization. What constitutes good corporate citizenship will evolve with the changing circumstances of a company and must be tailored to meet these situations. Implementing Corporate social responsibility structures are important but instilling the right culture, that is to say, social Culture is the Most Essentialone.
Trademark registration is a very vital thing to protect the identity of the brand. By registering this, the organization becomes the legal owner of the name & as per law, no other person can use the similar or confusing name to sell its products & services. In this competitive scenario, this is essentially an important step for prosperous business.
Trademark is basically a name, phrase, symbol, logo or a combination of all of these. With its registration, the organization becomes the legal heir of the name & no other organization has the legal authority to use the similar name or phrase for selling its products & services. If the competitors do so, then you can bring them to book. There are several advantages of registering this.
After registering the trademark, you become the legal owner of the slogan, logo or name. As per law, no other organization has the authority to use similar or confusing name to sell its products & services. If the competitors do so, then you can take legal action against them.
The world is competitive & many a times competitors resort to unhealthy competition. They sell their products & services on your brand name. If you have already registered your mark, then you can take legal action against them. This is certainly the most potent tool that helps in protecting your products & services from infringement.
The trademark provides legal identity to your brand. It helps buyers to distinguish among various brands that are available in the market. If you have a registered name, then you can go for promotion, thus generating a good revenue. This is essentially the most important tool that ensures good reputation in the market.
It is fact that every successful organization has a registered mark. It is important, owing to the fact that it helps in spreading goodwill among consumers. It is the tendency of the consumers to purchase things that have good promotion and organization can only do promotion, if they have a registered trademark.
If you are a successful brand, then various competitors use your name to sell their commodities & services. This is surely an illegal thing. By this, they sell their products on your goodwill in order to gain money from your name. Trademark registration protects your products, services & name from this copying. If the competitors do so, then by using your legal authority, you can take stern action against those who are using your name against your wishes.
Trademark Registration is an important tool to make the brand as well as protect products & services from infringement or fraud. If any organization wants to have a good fortune, then it should apply for the same. It serves various purposes like it helps in promoting business, spreading goodwill, legal authority, etc. So, it is always recommended that the organization should properly register its mark for better business prospective.
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Post-Christmas is traditionally the time when clubs decide to change their management if they are suffering from a poor run of form. However, it is very rare to hear of players being sacked or transferred due to a club’s poor performance. The players are the ones on the pitch, so we will consider whether the coaches are always to blame or if sometimes the blame can lie elsewhere.
Recent examples of coaches who have been given the sack
The start of January 2016 saw the sacking of Rudi Garcia, the manager of Italian club Roma, whom the club’s owners held responsible for a poor run of form that had seen the team win just one match from ten games.
Meanwhile, just before Christmas, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich decided to sack manager Jose Mourinho during his second stint at the London club. His departure was a consequence of poor results that left the club just above the Premier League relegation zone, and there were tensions with players at the club who it seems had just “stopped listening” to him.
How players can improve their performance
While there is no doubt that coaches have their part to play in a team’s performance, some of the blame must rest squarely at the door of the team’s captain and the players. It is up to the captain to unite the players so that the manager and coaching staff have the backing of the whole team. Without this, results will not come and ultimately teams will fail in their quest for domestic or European success.
Players need to respect the manager and coaching staff during training sessions and in competitive matches. Whether they are watching soccer drill videos such as those available from http://www.sportplan.net/ or playing against another club in the Premier League, players should be aware that their actions and performances on the pitch can have consequences for people off the pitch.
It is important to keep in mind that football is a team sport and the performance of the team, poor or otherwise, is the responsibility of the whole team. That includes players, coaching staff, the manager and ultimately the owner of the club. It is about time that others took their share of the blame rather than pinning it all on the manager and coaching staff.
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“The world is becoming a faster changing and more turbulent place for organizations,
and the necessity to adapt has never been greater.” – Jacob Morgan
Our lives are enveloped by modern technology. However, the technology of things is not the only issue to focus on. The “technology of ideas”, as the AmericanpsychologistBarry Schwartz calls it, is of greater importance today.
Let us see the workplace trends that willgrow and turn into the mainstream in 2016.
Built To Be Mobile
Companies built to be mobile from the very beginning will become more popular in 2016 than remote-friendly ones that already exist.
Josh Bersin, founder of HR research and analyst firm Bersin, thinks modern organizations are like”networks of teams.”According to Rich Pearson, senior vice president of marketing and categories at the online freelance marketplaceUpwork, companies see they can hire the best talent they need within shorter periods of time.
Independent Consultants On The Rise
Traditional IT consulting firms are becoming less popular, while businesses hiring independent consultants are on the rise.
Pearson believes that large consulting firmswill always exist,but the need for independent consultants is growing with rapid advances. Choosing EMB, one of the leading providers of payment processing solutions across the U.S., you can open your Business Consulting Merchant Account within 24 hours. eMerchantBroker specializes in providing business consultants with secure and effective payment processing solutions.
VideosAs The New Medium
Recent statistics show that motion graphics is becoming more widespread than static presentations, and video is becoming the new medium.
As Pearson says, there has been a shift from infographics to video. Nowadays, video is replacing images and infographics, as Bersin states.
Towards More Flexibility
Today, companies are providing more flexibility to their employees to help them better manage their time.
Bersin notices that modern employers are trying to make work more meaningful and much easier for their employees. Such freedom implies new expectations to be always available and responsible for what you do, thus resulting ina more overwhelmed workforce.
Traditionally, company loyalty andexperience have been the key factors in selecting leaders.
Bersin notices that modern leaders are more inspirationaland collaborative. As he says, ratings arebeing thrown away.Instead, systems are being put in to provide feedback for figuring out who the right leader is.
Well-Designed SystemsAnd Tools
In the upcoming years, the areas of HR and IT will focus on design more than ever before.
According to Bersin, design is of great significance for consumer products so to make people buy things. At work, there isso much noise and distraction that people need well-designed systemsand tools to work more efficiently.
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The process of recruiting online is done by following a few steps. A candidate who is eligible for the staff selection examination can check online for the date of registration. I had completed my post graduation in Microbiology from a reputed university in Mumbai. Along with me there were several hundreds of students who had appeared for the same education pattern. That is when I realized that getting a job would be difficult. Later on I decided to check SSC online for a government sector job as that seemed an easy gateway to cross the long list of competition.
My parents supported me with my decision. I had been following with the dates provided online specifically for each state in India. My main aim was to clear the test and get placed in one of the best firms. For that I had to check with the various vacancies available and I learned that there was a post for project fellow. I made my mind that this is it, I have to start my career with this Project Fellow position and that was my only aim. The details for the registration were mentioned online accordingly I submitted the form.
Once you are into a mission your whole life revolves around it. Such was my case and I was glad that I had found my ambition. Most of my colleagues and friends were yet to determine where they wanted to go in life as in professionally. It was a difficult thing to do that was being an adult. It was important to know the dates from the SSC online so that I could prepare my studies accordingly. As an eligible candidate I was happy to learn that I was eligible for the examination. It was impossible for me to get my mind out of it, as I had made my mind to get it completed.
As luck may claim, I was just in time to register for the exams. I did not have much time to waste or wait till the next examination dates. There was only limited vacancy available for this post and I could not let it go it futile. I wanted to make my career and this was biggest chance to start my professional life.
The application procedure was mentioned clearly that made things much simpler for me. I did not have to struggle to find the details from other source. Truly, online mode has changed the lives of many and made things even easier. Earlier when internet was not working there was no other option than having to go through newspapers or other route. I am glad that I got the information from the online site.
Getting the right details on SSC recruitment was essential so as to prepare for the examination on time. There was no confusion or any sort of doubts when and where the examination was held. I fortunately cleared the test and made it to the available post. It was like a dream come true for me which I had planned and prepared for a long time.
Clogs in your piping somewhere small can be dealt with as an individual problem localized to one area. However, when your main sewer line clogs, no matter what the reason, your whole home is affected. It is therefore necessary to watch out for signs. Sometimes clogs will be very apparent, while at other times, they will build up slowly and create a big emergency one day.
What causes sewer line clogs?
Because your sewer line is completely hidden underground, it is difficult to see exactly what is happening down there. Clogs are most commonly caused due to:
- Slow build-up of fat and starch from food as it clings to the walls of the pipe
- Roots growing into pipes that can eventually take a significant portion of their diameter
- Children throwing large things or too many tissues
- Large pieces of food being thrown down the drain in the kitchen
Underground root growth in particular is one of the biggest problems with sewer lines. This is why you need thorough San Diego plumbing inspection by respected contractors at least once a year to make sure everything is alright.
Signs of a sewer line clog
If you know where to look however, it is not very difficult to spot a sewer clog before it becomes a very big problem. Here are a few signs that your sewer line might be clogging up:
- Flushing your toilet results in water coming up from other drains like the shower
- Water flushing down very slowly down the toilet
- Bubbles popping up when you run the kitchen sink faucet for a few minutes
- Water backing up into your bath tub when you drain water from the washing machine
The toilet is the most obvious place telling you if there is a sewer clog. Since your toilet drain is directly connected to the main sewer line, this is where the problem shows up first. It is rare that your toilet will flush properly with a big sewer clog. Wherever the clog is, water will always flow back into the lowest points in your home. Your bathtub and shower are therefore ideal locations to look into backflow problems. If there is water backup in your bathroom, you want to check for a sewer line clog.
What to do
It is important that you know where your main sewer line is underground. Water backup will also show up along the line of your sewer line if is clogged. The first thing to do when you notice a clog building up is to call a trusted plumber to check. They will:
- Run a pipe with a cutting device to clear clogs that are softer in nature
- Run a camera through the sewer line to see what is causing the clog if the pipe does not work
- Use hydrojetting to remove particularly stubborn clogs like root outgrowth inside the sewer line
If not attended to on time, a sewer line clog can throw your life out of whack, even if for a few hours. You can save yourself a lot of trouble by being on the lookout for sewer line trouble and being more aware of your plumbing internals.
There are many places to visit for people who are interested in buying a heavy lift truck for sale on the internet. It is no doubt that the internet is a great place to visit for a wide range of dedicated truck dealer websites which specialize in selling of lift trucks online, also you can call aislemaster.ca for very narrow aisle forklifts additional information. Just search and go to popular Google, Yahoo or Bing search engine and you will get many options on lifting truck website.
Things to consider before call lift truck dealers
Now you can get plenty of information and useful tips about listing of truck types for sale with other useful buying guide for truck repair, finance, club and shipping methods. As far all trucks listing go for your needs, then you can search various parameters of truck types, so you can make sure to discover the right types of trucks properly.
Many dedicated truck dealers often ship all trucks to your location, so it is very easy and simple to buy it from anywhere you are virtually. Good dealers provide a great deal of warranty product and modification services. You can find and get helpful live video representation in concerning of truck repairs, truck demonstration and modification of various types of trucks for sale. It is great ways to test drive it before you decide to buy for your business. Most of video explains customer step by step instruction for truck repairs, demonstration and modification with helpful and informative information.
Another place to visit to buy trucks is local dealer. Most of local dealer have an official website and maintain it with update truck stock. Check out first at local dealer and expand to get the best option of trucks for purchase. You may take time to look for and make the right decision in choosing the best type of trucks carefully. Used trucks are also available for sale at online truck dealers. It is an ideal option for people who want to find and get the best purchase deal for their budget. Aside from truck features itself, it is helpful information available at online truck dealer for buyer who are interested in buying insurance for their trucks that they will purchase.
The benefits of purchasing trucks at online lift truck dealers
There are 2 options to choose in buying lift trucks for new and used trucks. Both of the options have each pros and cons depending on buyer needs. The best thing in purchasing used or new lift truck is about of budget you can save for it. If you have a tight budget, you can buy a new brand of truck. But for people who have limited budget, used truck is a good option to choose for their business. It is a personal choice which option to take for the best deal of trucks.
Looking for a reliable lift truck provider on the internet will help you to get information and useful tips more about forklift manufacturer from famous truck manufacturer such as; Caterpillar, Toyota, Nissan, Yale and Mitsubishi dealers. You can find and get informative information related to forklift types, models, specification, forklift parts, equipment attachment and prices range at once time. Just search and expand every truck dealer’s website and ask some references for their products.
Buying new or used trucks at online dealers can save more time and reduce additional fuel expenses. You can search and expand different type of lift truck stock with each specification and prices without having to go out from your house. It is a good idea to call someone expert and experienced truck drivers when you decide to buy the right models and type of lifting truck from online and local dealers.
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The days where people have to make use of their mop and the cleaning utilities for cleaning the floor space has gone some years before. Even for the residential locations, there are many solutions like the vacuum cleaners and other related products are available. But for most of the industrial locations, the options they are left with for cleaning the big space is very less. In the recent days, there are many people now making use of advanced cleaning solutions with the help of cleaning machines for floors to make sure that they can able to do things in a perfect way. The benefit of going for the floor cleaning machines rather than the manual cleaners is that it is now very easy to clean any length of floor within few seconds. The best thing is that it is also possible to initiate the process of cleaning any number of times depending on when they want to do things. There are different types of cleaning solutions now available with cleaning machines for floors. Although the solution will be more suitable for industries where the cleaning space will be very high, there are also some modified and special machines now available for cleaning the commercial locations in a perfect way. There are some solutions are also now available for the purpose of residential locations, but the fact is that they cannot withstand the cost based comparisons with the existing solutions in most of the residential locations. The majority of companies which offer cleaning equipment for industrial and residential locations also provide loading equipment, lift truck repair and other related services.
In the case of industrial requirements for cleaning, the only best option that many people are finding is the cleaning machines for floors. There are different types of cleaners now available for the purpose of cleaning the floor, no matter what kind of impurities may be present on the floor. Depending on the demands of cleaning, there are different types of machines now available to assist people in the process of cleaning in a much better way. With the help of world class cleaning machines for cleaning machines for floors, it is also possible to collect some of the essential wastes that can able to yield more money when recycled. Special machines are also available that can able to separate things in a better way and store them in individual compartments to make sure that people can able to make money instead of just throwing things in the name of waste. There are different types of machines now available for this purpose where people are finding it very easy to make sure that they are cleaning their space in a most perfect way. With the help of advanced cleaning machine, the process of cleaning industrial location can be done in a number of ways and also they can initiate the process of cleaning any number of times. Unmanned and manned solutions are also available for the cleaners where things can be programmed in a perfect way in the unmanned cleaners to make sure that they can able to clean fixed location any number of times.
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Linux and Windows are two distinctive working frameworks and facilitating servers and, in fact, there is not that much contrast between the two regarding their execution, considering that they every utilization diverse SEO Services in Thane programming and innovations. In that capacity, it is hard to do a no holds barred examination of the two. Indeed, even along these lines, there are still a few undeniable contrasts that you ought to think about, with the goal that you have the capacity to locate the best web host answer for your business.
One thing you ought to note in the middle of Windows and Linux is that Windows is generally utilized for sites that utilization certain applications, for example, MS Access, Expression Web, MSSQL, Plesk, ASP.NET, FrontPage, Windows Streaming Media and some other Microsoft related innovations. Thusly, if these terms all stable weird to you, settle on Linux facilitating rather in light of the fact that this server is more suited for person who are not tech astute. The straightforwardness and general flexibility of Linux are a percentage of the reasons that numerous site proprietors, including tech sharp ones, decide on Linux rather than Windows.
There isn’t that a lot of a hole regarding the matter of the expense, particularly on the off chance that you select a devoted server facilitating arrangement. This is on the grounds that they tend to utilize the same kind of equipment, so the cost will run in the same section. Regarding the matter of a mutual Web Hosting India facilitating arrangement be that as it may, the Windows server is typically costly than its Linux partner. The purpose behind this is on the grounds that Windows OS is created and possessed by Microsoft while Linux is a free OS. Further, Windows tend to utilize more assets legitimizing the higher expense of facilitating.
A noteworthy point of preference of a Linux web host is that notwithstanding when you move starting with one web host administration supplier then onto the next, it will be less demanding for you to pay consideration on the nature of the administration you are being offered as opposed to concentrating on the specifics of regardless of whether that web host administration supplier can outfit the innovative equipment needed to have your webpage and the applications it runs. Without a doubt, Linux servers are normal and gave by most web facilitating organizations.
For instance, suppose you are facilitating your site on the Linux Server with web host administration supplier A, yet you don’t generally like the nature of the administration that you are accepting. You along these lines choose to hunt and look for down a superior administration supplier B.
Your significant worry as of right now will be to locate a facilitating supplier that will have the capacity to give you quick stacking paces for your site, boundless transmission capacity, most extreme up-time, an effective control board, and a moderate cost. There are various web has who can do this for you. Presently, if you somehow happened to switch administration suppliers on a Data Hosting Windows Server, aside from the typical stacking paces, value, data transfer capacity, control board, and different components that the new organization will give, you will likewise need to guarantee that the new organization bolsters a Windows-particular site that must be facilitated by a Windows OS, because of the particular Windows applications it runs.
Thusly, in case you’re hoping to fabricate and host a conventional site, you ought to decide on the Linux OS. On the off chance that the site you anticipate building will particularly oblige Windows based applications, then a Windows OS and server is required.
Home loan refinance is a great help that’s been made readily available to housing loan borrowers. However, it is important that you are aware of all terms and conditions and have a clearly defined purpose as to why you need to transfer your existing home loan. For complete detail on the working of the home loans and the financial jargons associated with it, you can refer to Housing.com, India’s leading online real estate web portal that facilities buying, selling and renting of all kinds of realty assets along with associated queries. Having said this, here are the main reasons for which you can avail the home loan refinance –
Lower interest rates
You can refinance your existing home loan and secure the benefit of lower interest rates from your new lender provided:
- Existing bank or financial institute is not ready to lower the interest rates to match the market standard
- You are getting out of the box offer with interest rates lower by more than 1.5% to 2.0%
In both these cases, it makes a great financial sense to transfer your existing loan to take advantage of lower interest rates.
Reducing the existing monthly installment
You can also look for home loan refinance option if you want to reduce your existing equated monthly installments (EMIs). This can be done either if you are going through a challenging time financially or you just want to rebalance your existing monthly outgo and channel that money for something else, for example: car loan or education loan or for repayment of credit card, etc. Reducing the monthly outgo goes a long way in bring sanity and comfort to daily living.
Getting the tenure adjusted
The other important reason for which you get your loan refinanced is for adjusting the tenure of your home loan. This can be done for 2 reasons:
- To reduce the tenure: You can take this route if you have taken a loan for extra ordinarily longer tenure like 30 years. Now, if your income supports higher EMI and your existing lender is not ready to bring down the tenure and adjust the EMI, you can explore the option of refinancing home loans.
- To increase the tenure: You can avail this option if want to increase the tenure of your existing loan, let’s say from current duration of 15 years to 25 years. This condition arises, particularly either due to financial constraints or if you have not been diligent at the time of procuring the housing loan. Nonetheless, you need not worry as there is always a way out and tenure can be adjusted based on the needs of the borrower.
Transferring from fixed to floating loans and vice versa
The option to refinance home loans is also available when you want to transfer your existing home loans from one type to the other. It can be for switching over from fixed rate home loans to floating and vice versa.
Conclusion – Home loan refinance is a help available to borrowers in case the need arises. Nevertheless, it is essential to take help from the financial experts from reputed firms like Housing.com in order to ensure that you get a better deal second time around.
Inspect the type, size, weight, functions, and controls
Choose on the type of HD camcorder you desire to buy. Think about a full-size model if you desire much better quality and more alternatives. If you require a smaller sized, more portable model or if you are a professional athlete or traveller who likes to record video footage of yourself, and then think about an action cam. These models have to do with half the size of regular pocket camcorders, are quickly attached to sports clothes or equipment, however frequently do not have an LCD or electronic viewfinder.
In the shop, attempt different camcorders making sure they fit your hand and are comfortable to use. The majority of camcorders are created so that the most often utilized controls– the switch to focus and out, the record button, and the button for still images– are easily at hand. Ensure that the controls are practical which you can alter recording media and eliminate the battery with no difficulty. More models are likewise consisting of Wi-Fi functions.
Examine the LCD
A lot of procedure about 3 inches on the diagonal, however, some are bigger. A couple of action cams have any display. Some screens on full-size models deal with excessive glare, making them challenging to use outdoors in intense sun. Examine the display in the shop making sure you are pleased with the use of any model you are thinking about. Note that many LCDs look fine inside. Completely, midday sunshine, viewing efficiency will differ considerably from model to model.
Think of the lighting
Opportunities are you will not constantly be shooting in brilliant light. In our tests making use of the default mode, we found models differed in quality when shooting in dim light. The majority of full-sized HD camcorders recorded a minimum of great quality video in low light; however some had exceptional quality you must keep in mind that many camcorders have settings that can enhance efficiency, however, can be a difficult to use.
Think about audio quality
In our camcorder tests, we likewise think about how precisely the integrated microphone records and whether the sound file is devoid of sound or hiss. Action models commonly do not have good audio quality.
Choose which recording format matches you best
The recording format you select figures out not just how much you will be investing for memory media (usually, a SD card), however likewise just how much recording time you will get. Many models provide a couple of recording formats and numerous resolution alternatives.
Resolution and what is readily available
Almost all camcorders presented in a previous couple of years catch high-definition resolution video. That suggests even low-end, budget camcorders record high-definition video (at either 1280 x 720 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels at different frame rates) and look best when seen on an HDTV, (A couple of standard-definition models are still on the market; however, we have not checked or suggested them.) There have likewise been less full-size HD-models presented since more gadgets, from SLRs to cell phones and tablets, also record video in HD resolution. A new type of greater resolution HD camcorder, which is called a 4K video camcorder, is starting to appear in the marketplace. The significant difference in between this new kind of 4K camcorder and high-definition camcorders is the resolution they catch:
– The 4K camcorder has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels
– The resolution for a high-definition camcorder is 1920 x 1080 pixels or 1280 x 720 pixels
– The standard-definition camcorder has a resolution of 720 x 480 pixels
Virtually all HD models can record video in 1080i. Some can even shoot in the Blu-ray disc format i.e. 1080p. Just a few models record in 720p, an alternative HD broadcast format. Keep in mind that HD recordings take up much more space than standard-def. video, so you will fit less video in an offered quantity of storage; 720p files are not quite as big as 1080i.
Advantages Of A Business Directory
Registering in a business directory is a very wise move to increase the prospects of any business. As the Internet has made everything very accessible, registering in an online business directory can be very beneficial to the local businesses.
Who does not want to expand ones business in this rapidly burgeoning economy? Of course, everyone does wish the concerned businesses to prosper and soar high. To make that happen different people employ different strategies. Where some people distribute their pamphlets, cards or offer various promotional services and products, some people merely just register themselves in a good business directory.
If you are looking forward to further the prospects of your local businesses then registering yourself in a business directory is a very wise way to advertise and become known to the masses. Business directories are really beneficial in promoting local businesses of an area thereby improving the sales of their services and products. These days the facility of online business directories is also there. Thanks to the advent of Internet, that has made connecting to masses so very accessible.
An online business directory has lots to offer if you get registered with them. The major advantages of getting registered in an online business directory are:
It promotes the visibility of your local businesses in higher place in comparison to their competitors who are still employing the ancient methods of advertising, i.e., in the yellow pages and newspapers.
It strengthens your relationships with the existing buyers, customers and clients by updating valuable information regarding your company online.
You can acquire the customers of your competitors, as your company will be much more visible and updated attracting and promising the customers of quality services.
You can always remain in the sight and mind of your customers by offering only website coupons and special promotions.
There are no restrictions regarding the quantity of the content that you can include in the business directory.
You can also upload your products pictures, menu and service records along with your very own business URL.
You can add the business directorys website address on your business cards so that customers find it very easy to access you and thus avail your services.
You can keep the prospective customers duly informed about tour new products, business hours, special offers and discounts.
A business directory also submits your companys Internet page to the leading search engines that helps to increase your websites quality traffic flow.
As increasing number of consumers are availing the facility of the Internet, it is very easy for them to spot your company and seek services.
The best part about getting registered in an online business directory is that once you have registered, you will keep progressing as your business is exposed to a large populace inland and abroad. Moreover, you do not even need to possess a personal computer to keep checking your companys status on the online business directory, and you merely have to avail a hosting service for Internet, some technical skills or ISP to make the best possible use of this facility.
After you have registered in an online business directory, the sales quotient of your business will improve considerably and you can happily cater to the needs of your clients.
In many ways, the Internet already supplies fabulous tools for marketing. For example, you know which online ads are working because you can count the number of clicks. By contrast, you really can not determine what brings a customer into a bricks and mortar store unless you stop and ask each one.
You can also determine which online ads lead to conversion by tracking clicks to sales. You can track how visitors came to your site by tracking source. You would have to ask each bricks and mortar customer detailed questions to obtain the same information.
Even though the Internet has some big advantages in terms of monitoring and analyzing data, the science of marketing has also advanced dramatically in more traditional channels because marketing researchers have had more opportunity to study customers in a face-to-face way.
Now that Internet advertising has become a seriously large business, $25 billion spent in 2009 and an expected $37 billion expected to be spent by 2013, market research scientists are beginning to bring together the research models from both environments to learn more about the Internet consumer.
Disney Media Works is one of those companies that has jumped into Internet marketing research with both feet. Their approach is to look beyond the data generated by users who actually click on ads and visit sites and study the users who do not click on ads in order to find out what they are doing and what might attract their attention.
In the Disney Labs, experimental subjects wear eye movement tracking goggles and sit in booths that are designed to monitor facial movements, heart rate and skin temperature as well. They are provided web content to read with the general instruction to enjoy content that would be interesting to them in any case.
However, the researchers are not actually interested in the subjects reaction to the reading content; they are watching the readers unconscious reaction to advertisements that are presented along with the content they are viewing. The tracking equipment can determine if the subjects eye has been caught by an ad type, whether or not the user visually lingers on the ad, which ads attract more attention and so on.
The Disney researchers are evaluating question such as whether live footage or animations are more captivating on mobile devices, if banner ads work better when paired with pre-roll (eg video clips) and whether watermarks are an effective advertising strategy.
The ultimate goal is to have rules to apply to Internet marketing, rules that have been quantitatively developed, such as ‘bottom screen news tickers do not detract from advertising and maintains viewer attention.’
Disney researchers also believe that negative rules are extremely useful, noting that it is helpful to have the data to demonstrate that a particular strategy is just not worth pursuing, something that they are beginning to believe about watermark advertising, an etched glass effect behind other website content.
A Critical And Unbiased Review of Advocare.
Charles E. Ragus founded the company Advocare in 1993. The company pioneers nutritional and weight loss products, which are the backbone to the business. As everyone is well aware of, this market is flooded with lotions, potions and pills. What Makes this company so different?
They would say its the quality of their products, which are superb by the way. The truth is, nutritional suppliments are a dime a dozen and its a stupidly competitive market. Its most popular potion is Spark. Its one of those powders you pour into your water.
MNS or Metabolic Nutrition System is Advocares Vitamin line. They are said to have 80 various nutrients which claim to improve concentration, help gain joint mobility, cut down cholesterol, build muscle, etc.
The business also brags that its sanctioned by athletes in the NBA, NFL and assorted olympic athletes. That is all great, it does it bring a minute amount of credibility to your product line and the company,hoever, it doesnt make you credible.
Let’s cut to the chase. Advocare is in the health and wellness business. They know how to promote Advocare and that is what they teach their distributors to do, however in todays day and time, it takes a little more than sales skills to foster a big business. You need real world internet marketing training and a lead generation system.
Most distributers have a tough time marketing their product because they have not the slightest clue about marketing. Attending trade shows, marketing your product at the local gym and showing up at flea markets with your product are so passe.
Lets face it, you only have so many friends and family to pitch your product to. Buying leads off geneology lists is so old school and very few people are good enough to close someone on a cold call.
Walking your local grocery stores, stopping at every gas station in town to find your next prospect happens all too often. On Saturdays you make your rounds to the local Starbucks, then Home Depot of Lowes. So with all of this, how could anyone possibly make any money?
Most dont. If you count the number of Advocare Distributors and divide it by the number of people making more than $5K a month, you will clearly see that less than 1/10th of 1% of distributors are making any significant money. Dont believe me? Read #4 . $40K a year after 2 years does not excite me, nor should it excite you, knowing that you should be bringing that in every month or two.
Why are people failing? Because the cheese moved and they didnt move to where the cheese is now. The web is where the action is today. Sure there are some old school Hot Dog Marketers out there that have been around since the 1980s and have huge networks. The cold hard facts are, very few people can duplicate their efforts.
Let bye gone’s be bye gone’s. I would way rather target my market online and laser in on the people that actually want to make some serious money rather than having to convince someone they need to have what I have to offer. Today, its all about positioning and branding yourself as a leader. Do that and people will chase you.
All top earners in Advocare and every other MLM are using a system. The Internet allows you access to 2.5 billion people online all over the globe. Using a funded proposal lead generation method, auto-responders, blogs, web 2.0 an 3.0, we educate people how to leverage the internet.
Its all about leverage in your Advocare business. If you are the system, you will be spinning your wheels for the rest of your life. Why not let the system spin your wheels and you leverage time. You see its not what you can do, its what you can duplicate. Network Marketing does not have to be hard, its people that make it that way.
To Your Advocare Success,
Advertising is an effective tool of marketing used for promoting products and services to be sold to generate business revenue. Thus, it won’t be wrong to say that the ultimate purpose of advertising is to push the sale of products and services through different ways of promotion. In the absence of advertising, it is difficult for others to know about your products or services. Although you sell high quality products at reasonable prices, you won’t be able to reach adequate number of buyers or the target audience to earn profit.
Advertising not only promotes, but also establishes your brand amongst your target group. It positions your brand in such a way that your products or services become a replacement of the need they fulfill. The best instance of this is Cadbury ads appealing the audience in India to eat Cadbury chocolates, whenever they feel like eating sweets. Their ad copy – “Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye (means: Lets have some sweets)” with the characters eating chocolates indirectly asks people to replace Cadbury chocolate for traditional Indian Sweets. In short, ads help in building good reputation of the brand or company and gradually increase the sale of the products and services.
Therefore, advertising can be considered as an investment that could indirectly improve your brand value and generate good returns in terms of sale. However, it is to be noted that ads won’t directly add to your sales or create a customer base for your product or service. It simply helps your brand to create a space in the subconscious mind of your target audience, who might end up being your consumer/customer. This vital role of advertising makes it an essential marketing tool, which is widely used across the world by even the business giants like Microsoft, Apple, Tata, etc.
The whole idea of considering advertising as an investment makes it necessary for us to consider certain factors before advertising the products and services. The basic factors to be considered before advertising any product or service are as follow:
In order to create a successful advertising for your product or service, follow some basic advertising principles:
Aim and Objectives of Advertising: Identifying the main objective behind advertising your products/services is the most essential of all the factors. This is because without a proper objective one can never achieve anything in any field. Also, it helps you to evaluate how well the aim and objectives would go with your company or brand image. It also makes the ad campaign or the progress of the ads measurable and realistic.
Expecting immediate rise in sales: Expecting a sudden hike in sales after the advertisement of your products or services is like lying to your own self. Advertising is not a solution to your financial issues. However, it might gradually help you in pushing the sales of your products and services.
Don’t make false promises: The advertising works, only if the product or service meets the expectations of the target audience. If they don’t live up to their promises, then the advertising is more likely to fail. It might create some buzz at initial level even if your product or service is of low quality, but it will eventually fail. So, it is important to make promises that your product or service can fulfill.
Understanding your product: You must know the complete details of your product – be it materials or uses. This will enable you to know what your product can do to exist in the market. In your advertising, you could make use of its benefits or solutions as excuses for its sustainability in the market over the period of time.
Target prospective customers’ needs: You advertise products or services mainly to persuade your prospective customers to opt them against your competitors’ or ordinary products. Therefore, it is important for you all to understand the needs of your prospective customer. This will help you convince them easily by portraying you product as a means to meet their needs.
Ads must be informative and effective: Your ads must be able to educate your target group about the products’ USP and other benefits. Also, it should inform them about the products availability and why it should be used. Besides this, the ads must be effective enough to deliver the message to the audience in a creative, unique and convincing manner. It must grab their attention and leave an impact on the target audience. In simple terms, it must be effective enough to bring the customers to the product’s outlets or at least enquire about the product, if not buy.
These basic factors, if considered, can really help you create great ads that would make sense and grab the attention of your target audience. The resulted ads would be distinctive, yet recognizable and easy to relate with your product or service. These ads would not only have good recall value, but they would also have the ability to convince prospective customers to try your product.
Whenever you’re doing a house renovation, never ever allow a contractor to begin work without having signed a contract first. This is essential to make sure that you get the job that was planned for done and to make sure there aren’t any surprises on the way. Be specific and seek advice from a lawyer, if needed.
When you are doing a task that requires screws to be embedded in drywall, you should use anchors. Storm Guard explains that anchors make for a stronger hold, permitting them to hold additional weight. Some screws are included with a plastic piece that is inserted into the wall surface just before the screws, while other have supports constructed right into the screw.
Before you do anything, you’ll want to declutter the area. Begin with this very easy task: If you have little ones, you may be guilty of cluttering your fridge with papers and little magnets. Keep your home appliances clean by attaching just a few of your kids’ art work and a few magnets at a time. You can switch these items out weekly.
Focus on outside lighting for your following home enhancement task. Installing an outdoor motion detector is a great idea; the sensor will ensure that the light begins when you need it to. Not only will this save you cash on electricity costs, but the motion sensor is likewise a great security feature. It alerts you if anybody is loitering outside your property.
If you have the added lawn space, you should include a sunroom. This adds value to your residence because it will add a lot more square footage to the home and will certainly add curb appeal to prospective buyers.
If your house was built in the seventies or earlier, it is likely that it was built with a slim layer of insulation. Ideally, the layer should be roughly 27 centimeters or 10.5 inches thick. By boosting the density of insulation to the recommended four to six inches, you might easily save a few hundred dollars each year.
As this post has demonstrated, there are lots of things that should be taken into account before beginning any kind of home improvement project. When you have great info, house enhancement can be simple. If you bear in mind the pointers from this post, it will be very easy.
Logo Design – The Supreme Importance Of Creating Corporate Image
The right corporate logo design is an advantage to public image. Logos are the first visual image that grab attention. This is why logo designs have to be professional and strong enough to magnetize the target market.
Professional Logo Designs
Logo design is one area of marketing that should never be left to amateurs. If a logo design looks “homemade”, it broadcasts an amateurish business image. Attention to detail involved in all types of design is a professional artistic technique. Spending a few extra dollars to insure that a business logo design is compatible with the business offering and market planning shows a huge return on investment in future business revenue. This is the reason color plays such a large role in the success of corporate logo designs.
Color Magnets That Get Customer Attention
It is often tempting to choose logo designs with unusual or specifically unique color combinations. In the world of color, there is a science to using colors to best advantage. When it comes to logos, the key to choosing the best color combination is compatibility. The colors in corporate logo designs speak loudly and clearly of company name, intent and product or service. A professional logo design consultant will insure the best color combination for a corporate logo design.
Choose colors based upon eye appeal and ability to attract attention. Another factor is endurance. Logo colors need to endure from sales and publicity campaigns to special business events. This is how logos become magnets that draws in new business and embed business names into the marketing or business discipline.
The color combinations for corporate logo designs depend on the service or product and business prominence. For example, a water filtration company might choose two shades of blue and white to link their product line to the company logo. A consulting firm may choose simple and understated monochromatic colors. Red, black, white and blue are the most widely chosen logo design colors. It’s recommended to select no more than 4 logo colors for best results.
You are probably reading this article because you’re interested in learning more about MLM home based business opportunities. As an entrepreneur myself, I commend you on your research. In fact, the search for more information about this industry has grown in recent years. Why is this the case?
MLM home based business opportunities are popular for a number of reasons. Here is a glance at a few of the industry’s benefits:
1. Starting a business in this field is inexpensive.
2. Successful marketers in this business work when they want, how they want, where they want.
3. Most MLM companies don’t cap your salary. This means that, probably for the first time in your life, you could be the sole dictator of your ultimate income.
4. Countless testimonies have shown us how possible it really is to build a in this niche.
Each of these reasons contribute to the considerable intrigue surrounding MLM home based business opportunities.
What is this Type of Business?
MLM is an acronym for Multi-level Marketing. MLM is also commonly referred to as network marketing. Regardless of which name you prefer, the business opportunity is all the same. Even if you don’t think you’ve heard of a company in this area of marketing, you have probably been exposed to one at some point in your life. Mary Kay, Amway, and Herbalife are all network marketing companies.
You may have even been approached by a marketer from one of these companies before. So what do these people even do? Is this type of business legitimate? Network marketing is a completely legitimate business model in which a company allows product users to become independent distributors for the company. The marketers are compensated in a number of ways. In a nutshell, these are the most prominent ways in which network marketers are paid.
1. Commission on products sales
2. Team commission
3. Team/personal bonuses
Keep in mind that each multi-level marketing company has its own unique compensation plan.
Building a Team
As you probably noticed, the word ‘team’ was mentioned a few time previously. The team aspect is a very important part of building a profitable MLM home based business. While it is profitable to just sell the products, the really money is made in building a team. Your team is built by recruiting other people who are interested in building a business. Because you earn a commission based on your team’s, or downline, production, recruiting new distributors is far more profitable in the long run.
Because of this, I highly recommend that you use an online lead generation system if you’re considering an MLM home based business. Leveraging the power of the internet is a great way to improve a business’s efficiency.
Top MLM Home Based Business Companies
According to Nexera, these are currently the top 10 MLM home based business companies:
I hope this article on MLM home based business opportunities has provided you with the information you are looking for.
Article marketing is, and should continue to be, one of the most popular strategies for generating traffic to your website and for advertising your home based business online. There are several reasons why this Internet marketing strategy is so fashionable including the fact that it’s very inexpensive to implement.
In fact, if you write your own material and distribute your finished work to the major article directories online without using a third party distributor, this online marketing method can cost you nothing to use.
Depending on what product or service you provide or what your website theme happens to be there are four different categories of articles you can write and tailor to suit your Internet marketing needs:
1. Lists are a very popular format for editorials with the reading audience and with the major search engines online. For example, you can write about the “5 most effective ways to generate an income from home”, or perhaps “10 techniques for exploding traffic to your website”, or maybe “6 tactics for generating novel ideas for your articles”.
These are perhaps the easiest types of commentaries to write because all you need to do is compile information on each subject and list them in a logical and informative fashion. Then you need a compelling introduction and a valid conclusion to sandwich your script between and your article is ready for distribution on the web.
2. The “How to” article is one of the most interesting editorials you can compose because you’re conveying to your reader how to do something they currently have no idea how to do. For example: “How to write a compelling article” or “How to make money online” are illustrations of the kind of topics you can approach for your commentaries.
These articles are in high demand because people read information online to educate themselves and “How to” pieces demonstrate exactly, in a step-by-step fashion, what the reader is looking for from a particular expose.
3. The summing up article is a summary or an overview of a particular situation after having researched and investigated the different sources involved for the information you need in order to make a logical conclusion. For example, after having spoken to various experts on the topic of the most effective home business money makers on the web today you compile a piece on the top 5 methods being used and summarize your findings.
Based on the data you’ve uncovered during your interviews you deduce what your top 5 choices are to make money from home and conclude by summarizing why.
4. Review articles and websites based entirely on reviews of different products and services are becoming increasingly more popular online with readers and as home based business opportunities. This type website is so trendy because people are always looking for a second opinion before investing their hard earned money into a product or service they’ve never tried. They’re depending on the experiences of others who have used the goods to help them make the right purchase decision when the time comes.
There are three explicit guidelines you should follow when writing a review: First, outline what the product or service promises to deliver in terms of results. Secondly, describe in detail how the merchandise in question fulfills its promises or how it fails to deliver in certain areas. And third, summarize whether or not the benefits to the potential customer outweigh the cost of the product and explain why they should or why they shouldn’t buy this merchandise.
Any one of these article formats can be adapted to your home business product or service or your website topic and can help increase your exposure online as well as increase your website traffic, sales and profits to help ensure you have a long and prosperous career on the web.
If you’ve been looking around the network marketing industry, no doubt you would have noticed the commotion and interest surround the Evolve health business in the recent past. With the overflowing number of different online multi-level network marketing companies that is out in the market today, you need to be able to find the best MLM company to invest in, especially if you want to invest in a MLM business that you know would provide you and your family with a good compensation plan for the future. Getting past all the hype, this evolv review is going to really dig into what this opportunity and company is all about.
Evolv Health – What Is The Company About?
On theirs web pages, their main product is a nutritional water drink, offered at around $55 per case of bottles. Evolv claims to have dedicated over 15 years of research and development on their proprietary beverage formulas in order to develop their niche product to what it is today.
The Evolv health company is actually based in Dallas, Texas, and this is where they were able to develop their patented Archaea Active formula that supplies their beverages with different natural ingredients, thereby giving you different health-related benefits. One of the benefits that the Archaea Active formula is able to provide your body with is that it helps it develop an anti-inflammatory response by increasing the bodys oxygenation.
What about Evolvs Products?
Like we discussed before in this article, the Evolv product is basically a spring water drink. Some even claim that it is completely over priced and very expensive for essentially a bottle of water. On the flip side, many who use the drink rave about the added health benefits. What Evolv basically did with their product is that they combined clear drinking water with their patented Archaea Active formula along with other nourishing factors and nutrients, thereby producing this winning beverage product.
Evolvs Payment Plan
Now, when you look at Evolv’s compensation plan, you see a fairly typical network marketing payout plan with revenue from price differences in the sales of products along with various bonus levels for their distributors. Of course, additional incentives for encouraging others to work this as a business as well.
In summary, does this evolve review rate this MLM, scam or no? Although selling nutrient filled water seems more difficult to do than simply selling other energy and health drinks, especially if it is a bit pricey for most people, still, drinking these types of beverages appears to be more convenient for most people, and actually has a good market backing it up. This means that investing in Evolv could be a business venture that you wont regret.
But, be forewarned that just joining this company isn’t going to make you instantly wealthy. It still does require one essential skill, and that is how to actually market the business or product line. Connecting with a targeted group of individuals who are already looking for specifically what you have to offer is key here.
In particular, if you learn how to harness the power of the internet, you can literally tap into an endless stream of leads for your evolv health business. You literally switch from harassing friends and family to buy your stuff to becoming in demand and have more leads than you know what to do with.
If youd like to learn even more about how to grow your evolv business with true targeted online marketing, read below and click on the link for more information.
Internet marketing has brought great success and recognition to many small business. It allows business to reach a customer base all over the entire world in the click of a mouse. This article can help you to understand internet marketing and find the niche of it that is perfect for your business.
Explore the value of social media for your marketing push. Social media is blowing up at this time and it will not be slowing down any time soon. Taking advantage of the word of mouth these sites offer is a key to generating a lot of business for your products. With a little effort on your part, these sites can become a regenerating source of income.
When creating your Internet marketing strategy, include one or two long-term goals. Your daily to do list is designed to generate income but the long-term success of your internet business will depend on developing a list of tasks to work on, that will promote this income for years to come. Set a timeline for accomplishing specific tasks.
If you have a local business, one of the ways you can boost your internet marketing efforts is by adding your site to local directories. There are a number of directories centered around helping visitors find local businesses. By sumitting your site to each of these directories, not only are you getting a top quality backlink, but you are also increasing your chances of reaching local customers in need of your services.
When you send an order confirmation email, include a coupon code for a nice discount if the customer makes another purchase within the next 30 days. This encourages repeat business and gets them in the habit of returning to your website more often. A future discount cost you nothing unless you make another sale and it builds good will in the process.
Internet marketing can be tricky. You may want to, as a new domain owner, want to mass trade links with other new domain owners to pool your resources. While this sounds good, you are actually better off trading fewer links with websites that already have a good established ranking.
Never think that your website is perfect. Every website needs improvement. The best tip is to test your website for user friendliness and performance. Test the navigation and usability of the site. Consider yourself the head of the Department of Quality Control and you are trying to find the defects of your product so that you can fix it and improve the quality.
A significant portion of the profits generated by an internet marketing program, should be reinvested in the website that made them. Seeing the profits come in can be immensely satisfying for the website owner. The webmaster’s mind should be on the longer game, resisting the temptation to take those profits out of play and instead, use them to leverage the business.
You have already learned that internet marketing can bring amazing success to your business. You can attract customers from all over the earth into your business by using internet marketing to reach out. By following the advice in this article, you can claim the share of internet customers that are just waiting to hear about your business.
The Internet has provided many advantages in regards to finding talent for your advertising campaigns, especially if you are looking for a teen model. This is because many teen models for hire can already be easily found through online modeling agencies. By utilizing legitimate online sites you will find models of all ages that are available to represent your company, products, and services. Most often this method is much cheaper than opting to use the services of large offline modeling agencies.
If your online business is geared toward the sale of products for children and their parents, then your best advertising strategy should include the image of a teen model. This is because the young, fresh faces of teen models for hire hold more appeal for young people of their generation and for parents who are searching for products for their teenagers. As such, you should make sure that you focus your energies on advertising these young attractive faces wearing the clothes that you are selling or trying on the other products you are offering. You will be able to do this easily by getting hold of these young models as soon as you can, and the simplest way to do this is to join an online modeling agency as a client. Once you are a member of such agency, you can begin searching for the young model of your choice. You just have to make sure that she fits the qualifications you need for the image of your site.
The great thing about looking for a teen model through an online modeling agency is that you will get more savings here than going for the large offline modeling agencies that charge expensive fees. During payment of the fees for online models for hire, the online agency will receive a percentage of the total amount stipulated in the modeling contract, while the rest will be received by the models. If you need to have your models photographed on the site of your business, then you should look for those who live in nearby areas. This will help you avoid additional expenses for transportation or fare these models will require to travel to your location. An additional consideration is to hire models remotely, thus saving on travel expenses. Many models for hire today have vast online portfolios and can easily create custom image content through the use of their local photographer.
Aside from saving money, finding teen models for hire does not require much effort on your part. The Internet has helped greatly in reducing the time, effort, and confusion often involved in finding the perfect model to represent your products. Once you have found the models that fit your advertising needs, you can begin the process of hiring them directly through the online agency. You must make sure though that you have the parents or the guardians of the young models sign on the modeling contracts as part of their approval. As they act as the managers of the careers of these kids, their signature signals their agreement to the contract and will be an assurance that there wont be legal ramifications later on. This way, your hiring of a teen model would be perfectly legal even if she or he is just a minor.
Online and offline advertisers have many options available for finding talented model resources to fit their company image. Through the use of online model agencies you are guaranteed a faster and less complicated approach to finding models for hire. As the Internet continues to become a vital source of information, this trend will undoubtedly continue to grow.
Microsoft certified business management solution is a series that support Enterprise Resource Planning. That helps any business to take important decision and earn good fortune. Microsoft business management solution is a complete series of exam that not only make you expert in Microsoft dynamics and CRM but it will also help to deploy and configure Microsoft and CRM software application for your business advancement to make your decision at the spot and make your business flow smooth. Certainly Microsoft certified business management solution certifications make you an expert in deploying and implementing Microsoft application such as dynamics of Microsoft and CRM in your business concern.
Know about MBS series:
MBS certification is a set of skills that provides various business management solutions at the same time. So if you are looking forward to make any career advancement in the field of IT then Microsoft certification is the first choice of any professional. The best way to understand and assess your career dimensions to check out your professional experience. Microsoft certification introduces expertise in various technologies such as various Microsoft certifications and its related business product. However if you want to get multiple Microsoft certifications of various Microsoft technologies then you must have enough knowledge about Microsoft certifications.
According to Microsoft, This premier certification helps demonstrate your professional proficiency in Microsoft Dynamics and shows that you have passed a set of required and elective certification exams. The exams focus on one of three knowledge areas–applications, developer, or installation and configuration–for one Microsoft Dynamic product. You must pass one core certification exam and two elective exams to earn your certification in Microsoft Certified business management solutions professionals’ applications for Microsoft dynamics CRM 4.0
How to get Microsoft certification:
Study for the one required core exam is MB6-869 Microsoft dynamics AX 2009 development introduction. Real exams provides complete Microsoft IT certification exams questions and answers and other study guides for such types of exams. And following are the elective exams MB5-858 managing of dynamics of Microsoft implementations, MB6-822 Microsoft dynamics AX2009 production, MB6-820 Microsoft dynamics AX2009 installation and configuration, MB6-817 Microsoft dynamics AX2009 trade and logistics, MB2-632 Microsoft dynamics CRM4.0 application. You can start preparation for the above mentioned elective exam by using training material of real exams.
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There’s no denying that the Internet is allowing more and more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and effectively market their new products. However, there seems to be an increasingly common misconception when these businesses try to generate media attention and publicity for their products or businesses. Over the past several years, I have had more than a few clients come to me seeking a PR to get people interested in their products/businesses. That’s right a “PR”. Contrary to what some people think, PR is NOT an acronym for Press Release it stands for Public Relations. PR is much more than just a press release and that distinction is very important to understand.
I often cringe when I see articles from well-intentioned marketing experts that say, in effect: simply write a press releases, pitch it to the media and just sit back and reap the benefits. Unfortunately, it is far from being that simple. That statement pre-supposes that the media release/pitch is written well containing all the right elements and newspegs to catch the media eye and that it is pitched and maintained in the correct media market, which is often the downfall of many amateur PR campaigns. By all means, a press release is an integral part of a PR campaign. But a press release alone does not a PR campaign make. A successful PR/publicity campaign for your business or product should include many, if not all of the following:
An interesting, quality, newsworthy product/service that the media (and its audience) will find merit in;
A concise, articulate media release or story pitch not a glorified ad detailing the benefits of your product/business/website and what effect it will have for it’s users;
A supply of media supportives product photos (digital & hard copy), possible review samples, etc.;
An extensively researched media list detailing all applicable media outlets whose editorial profiles match your product/business profile. Here’s an important detail — the targets of your pitch should be name-specific not just title-specific media contacts. By that I mean the media market research you compile should give you particulars like Sally Jones-Cooking Editor not just Tribune Newsroom or Managing Editor;
A solid, trustworthy media contact vehicle that gets your release/media kit directly into the hands of the appropriate reporter/editor/producer and allows them to respond easily to your pitch. (As always, beware of press release distribution services that often times indiscriminately spew your release to hundreds of untargeted media outlets with little or no results.) Research to find out the preferred method of receipt of your media targets don’t just assume an email will suffice. Whether it’s by snail mail, email, fax or phone calls, the media can’t run your story if they don’t hear about it. For one reason or another, some media may decide not to include your product/business in a placement — but don’t let them say the reason is because they weren’t made aware of it;
Meticulous media relations to immediately fulfill media requests (photos/interviews/product samples) and extensive media contact follow-ups over several months to generate as many placements as possible. Many times, media members can’t immediately respond to an initial pitch due to tight editorial deadlines and the time it takes to wade through a multitude of similar media pitches. I have found, without question, that the media interest continues to increase as you re-introduce the pitch and gently rattle the media cage over the course of the next several weeks/months;
Some sort of media tracking capabilities — whether it’s your own media follow-ups, Internet research, or a professional broadcast/print clipping service. Having hard copies of the placements generated by your PR campaign can be invaluable in the further marketing of your business/product. Media placements are a unique validation of the market acceptance for your business/product and can help you convince new customers of that fact.
Think of launching a PR/publicity campaign like flying a kite. The press release (which aptly details your product/business) is the kite. But if your kite doesn’t have the proper amount of string, a good tail, a strong wind and the expert manipulation of the kite flier it has very little chance of getting off the ground. But if all theses elements are in place a PR/publicity campaign can send your business soaring like a kite on a breezy Spring afternoon.
Airport Advertising is a popular medium of launching new products and services and building the image of the brand in the Indian markets. The airports are a hub for affluent audiences and impressing them can be the big step in penetrating the markets in India. This is why the brands enthusiastically associate with Airport Advertising Agencies in India in order to reap the benefits are unique to this medium. This article analyzes the elements that have allowed the medium to rule the Outdoor Advertising India since 1986.
A breakdown of airport audience segments done by Technopak Advisors (India) shows that 72% are the chief wage earners and 73% are frequent fliers (once in 3 months). Also, the affluent target group is inclined towards SEC A and 25+ yrs age group. 52% of the audience does not mind spending on expensive brands and 59% love to buy new gadgets and appliances and designer labels. Such figures are enough to bring a gleam to the eyes of every advertiser. Even those shrouded in skepticism are soon convinced when they see the high Returns of Investment (RoI). The fact that a high number of key decision makers of various organizations are available to be influenced is one vital advantage of Airport Advertising. Such a congregation cannot be found in any other medium. Alliance with a company already established in the market can increase the conveniences. Indian markets, specially have shown a demand for such alliances when new products and services are launched.
High Dwell Time
If you are imagining an audience looking at an Ad Site for durations as long as 55 minutes and 2 hours, you are thinking of an airport audience in India. Domestic flyers have a Dwell Time of 55 minutes and International flyers of 2 hours. Thus, an Airport Ad has ample time to have the planned impact and pass the message of the ad copy with a bang. The Dwell Times you are looking at are among the best in all the mediums of Advertising.
If the consensus of the audience is to be taken, it is generally agreed that unless a viewer is associated with the field of advertising, he tries to avoid it in any form. Think about any common Indian household watching TV and remember the dexterity with which the mute or the channel swap button is pressed as soon as the ads start! In fact, in most of the mediums, there are very convenient escape routes and the regular audiences of the medium develop an expertise in mapping them in a remarkably short period of time. This is where the Airport Advertising brings in a breather for the advertisers and publishers. An airport audience is not allowed to go out of the premises (except of course at time of emergency) once they have checked in. They have no escape route in this medium as they have to wait for 55 minutes in case of a domestic flight and 2 hours for an international flight.
Among the many things an airport cannot afford is a cluttered environment. For the functions of an airport to run smoothly, an organized and uncluttered surrounding is of utmost importance. Airport Ad Displays thus enjoy a visibility whose impact is not minimized or neutralized by a zillion other things around it.
With the introduction of low fare airlines, the range of target able segments has also increased in Airport Advertising in India. The medium is witnessing new brands that are joining the successful bandwagon of Airport Advertisers. Airports are the easiest places outside offices to find the ones with influence over the markets in India and advertising there is the means of extending the first greetings of your brand.
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Television, the mass medium for news, views, information and entertainment, and being one of the most effective methods of reaching the masses, plays a significant role in the marketing and advertising industry.
Television, which has the added advantage of sight and sound
against other media like print, bill boards, mailers, looks indispensable for marketing and advertising industry as the main promotional activities of these sectors are currently being done through TV.
In India, television commands 72 per cent of the urban Indian’s time spent on media. The reach of television has grown by 12 per cent since 1999. Cable and satellite penetration has risen from 29 million in 1999 to 40 million, a 31 per cent growth, which is more than double the figure of television’s rate of growth. Around half of all homes in India with televisions now have cable and satellite subscriptions. This shows how TV is important for advertising and marketing industry apart from news magazines etc.
As the television covers more and more houses both in urban and rural areas by days, there comes its more developed digital format – the high definition television.
High definition television gives high quality picture on the screen and the quality of the sound is also superior to that of a regular TV set.
Higher picture sharpness, larger picture, more colors, wider picture, multi-channel digital CD quality sound are some of the feature of the High definition television. Types of high definition television include direct-view, plasma, rear screen, and front screen projection.
Under the high definition television, standard pictures become six times the resolution of a regular TV set. High definition television set presents a 720 to 1080 lines of resolution compared with just 525 lines presented on a regular television set. Motions are smooth and the picture becomes clear enough to sit very close to a very large screen. The picture is displayed in a panoramic 16:9 horizontal-to-vertical aspect ratio to be more like movies and add the feeling of realism to TV.
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Billboard advertising is certainly one of the most popular forms of advertising in any form of the business irrespective of the size of the business. Even though this form of advertising came into existence in the early twentieth century, it has gain good popularity in the last three decades only. But, in the last decade it has revolutionized the advertising world.
A billboard is a huge outdoor signboard that is usually made of wood, which is mainly found in places where there will be high traffic such as bigger cities, busy roads, motorways or highways. Billboard is also called a hoarding in normal terms. The main intention of the billboards is to create a long lasting impression on the minds of the pedestrians and the drivers that pass through these highways or roads.
Factors to consider:
However, with the increased popularity of the billboard advertising the number of billboards that appear on the roads has increased quite dramatically in the last few years. So, if you are going for the billboard advertising you should take so many precautions if you really want to make maximum out of your billboard advertising. There are so many factors that you have to consider while deciding the cost that are going to allocate for the billboard advertising:
* You should first find a proper location for your billboard advertisement to be placed. This plays a very crucial part in deciding the success of your campaign. If the location is under great demand, it is certain that you will be charged some huge amount of money.
* The size of the hoarding is the next important factor. If you are placing your hoarding in a place, which is already crowded with other hoardings, then you have to go for a very big sized hoarding. This again involves a few extra bucks.
* If you are spending good amount of money in the hoarding for its size and place then it is advisable to invest as much as possible to get the best quality design and print for that hoarding. You should assign this task to good professionals who have got good experience in doing these types of tasks previously.
So, all the above listed factors will normally contribute to the cost of the billboard advertisement. Apart from this there are other factors like local taxes, price increase due to increased competition and so on. So, the advertising department should a good amount of research and many brainstorming exercises before they decide to stick to a particular style of hoarding.
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Many small businesses are closing their doors in today’s global economy due to the inability to properly market their business. The fact is that most people will only travel within a 5 mile radius of their home for products or services. With this in mind, businesses have got to find a way to constantly be expanding their customer base. If a business has products and services that can be sold and shipped to customers, the web presence of that business could determine if that business succeeds or fails.
Web presence is more than just having a nice looking website. It involves having a clean looking site that focuses on 5 or 6 popular products and marketing them heavily. Web presence is also about how your site ranks in the search engines when someone does a search for your niche. Many people today use the internet to find information. If your business and products can be found easily when someone types in various keywords, you should make many more sales. If no one can find your business, it is just like locking the doors and staying closed for the day. Web presence can affect what businesses are able to sustain this economic time.
To build a strong web presence, Concentric Local Advertising focuses on utilizing many marketing techniques simultaneously and putting them on auto pilot. Many of the marketing strategies are either free or low cost, but all together they are a powerful force. Using this technique, even the struggling marketer can find affordable small business advertising.
Some of the methods of Concentric Local Advertising involve:
1. building an effective website to market your products
2. placing local online ads
3. email marketing
4. forum marketing
5. social networking and social bookmarking
6. direct mail campaigns
7. video marketing
All of these methods work well individually, but together, they are very powerful. There are tools available online to automate many of the methods described above. Concentric Local Advertising explains what tools work best and where to find them. For example, there is a program called Twit Source which helps with marketing to social networking sites. Another program called the Tweet Tank can help you to automate Twitter. These programs are very cost effective when you look at the amount of time that can be saved from entering all information and comments manually.
In conclusion, constant marketing must be done in order to keep a small business running. If a business has a strong web presence and utilizes online local advertising effectively, the chances of gaining more customers will increase. These advertising efforts can be done manually, as well as simultaneously through automation tools. What ever the case, it is crucial that small businesses continually try to keep the attention of their customers while trying to introduce their products and services to potential customers.
Starting a caramel popcorn business is a great way to make extra money, no matter what the economic climate is like! If you would like to start a caramel popcorn concession business, there are a few considerations to keep in mind. You can also request a free copy of the complete guide to caramel corn profits, How to Succeed in the Caramel Corn Business.
Begin by evaluating the current caramel popcorn market. Take a look at what concession stands, popcorn vendors, concession businesses and local stores are doing. Request brochures from as many caramel popcorn businesses as you can; either call or email, and request the latest brochure or insert that the company sends with gift packs of flavored popcorn. These brochures will give good ideas to generate your own brochures and promotional items, as well as the current price points for caramel popcorn and gourmet popcorn in your area. Remember, use the brochures as starter points onlynever copy something, as you do not know what falls under copyright.
Now, its time to do some recon work! Jump in your car and visit successful caramel popcorn businesses in your area and out of town. See what makes each shop popular and try to find a common thread among all the stores or concession businesses you visit. Look at the dcor, location, available products and more. This will give you a clear picture of what it takes to make caramel corn and turn a profit in your market. While you are out, note the displays, workers uniforms and other things that stand out to you. You will be able to take the ideas you like and put your own spin on them, tailoring them to your market and location.
When you return from the trip, you need to make an important decision how will you sell your product? There are four ways to sell caramel corn:
1.Over-the-Counter: You can put the product in popcorn bags, cans or glassware and sell it directly to the customer.
2.Local Gift Pack Sales: Using a parcel service, you can send caramel corn orders in popcorn bags or cans. This is also a great, local moneymaker during the holidays and for business gifts.
3.Wholesale: This would be considered any bulk caramel corn that is sold as a case good or Super Saver item.
4.Your Website: You can make money outside your neighborhood by shipping your delicious products. Gift tins and specialty flavors are some of the most popular items Internet customers are looking for.
Your caramel popcorn recipe is another important part of your business. You may choose to use an old family recipe the way your grandmother taught you how to make caramel popcorn, but you should consider using a mix. Caramel popcorn mixes produce a consistent end product that has uniform quality. Mixes allow other employees to make the caramel popcorn without you having to worry about it tasting the same as when you make it. You can still make a custom product by adding toffee, nuts, raisins, coconut, or dried fruit. Consider mixing caramel corn with cheese popcorn, or drizzling chocolate, yogurt and other tasty topping on it for an extra sweet treat.
Marketing is a key aspect for any small business, including your caramel popcorn shop! Experts like Gold Medal have cost-efficient suggestions for any size business. For example, try to speak in front of a school districts PTA meeting, or target local fundraising organizations through direct mail. Also, dont forget to gather your customers information. Contests, e-mail sign up sheets, and referral programs are great ways to collect data. Be sure to include reorder sheets with every shipment and sale! This way your customers can easily reorder and enjoy the treats, or give it to a friend who will then be a new customer.
You could consider asking a small ad agency or freelance designer to help you create promotional materials. Give yourself time to be the caramel popcorn expert and ask for marketing help from the ad or industry experts. Make sure to plan for a marketing budget based on your initial sales volume.
You now know the basics of how to start a caramel popcorn business. Your first goal should be to find a high traffic location that is not overly priced, and then create a store that fits your area and incorporates the best ideas from your research. Then, after you perfect your recipe and purchase concession equipment, you are ready to start bringing in extra money. Caramel popcorn is a fun food item and a fair favorite. Do your research, ask the experts for help and develop a plan. You will quickly see profits popping in no time!
Advertising is an effective and non-personal form of communication which aims to disseminate information about products, ideas, services and organisations; in an attempt to derive an emotive response to the message and drive consumer action in terms of purchase behaviour. The ultimate goal of advertising is to connect with the target market that the business serves while at the same time instilling a sense of desire for their products and services, resulting in increased demand and ultimately bottom line profits for the organisation. The primary functions of advertising are to persuade, with this objective being achieved through various creative contexts and mediums. A common theme in modern advertising and communications is the implementation of interactivity and the delivery of multi-media content that draws the consumer in and gets them emotionally and cognitively involved in the process. Through creative content and interactive media formats, this is being achieved by small businesses and large corporations alike.
Where traditionally the production of high quality video presentations, with the use of idents and theatrical trailers have been the premise of organisations with large marketing budgets, the evolving nature of technology has brought this form of advertising and entertainment into the realm of affordability of all businesses and not-for-profit organisations. After Effects templates provide the platform for business to create audience capturing productions in the most cost effective manner. One only has to peruse the internet to see the increasing popularity of video and interactive content for the entertainment and marketing purposes.
Where traditionally, marketers had the mediums of text, images and sound at their disposal to create convincing advertisements, emerging technology has completed changed the landscape of interactive content. One of the key advantages to video marketing is its ability to appeal to wide audience. Furthermore, the modern consumer demands instant gratification on the internet; if they are reading content that does not appeal to them, they will simply leave. However, video and After Effects templates have the ability to capture a persons attention and draw them into the story being told.
With search engine visibility and traffic to the website being correlated with the number of qualified consumers viewing the company website, its products and services, the use of video and After Effects templates is proven to drive traffic and increase the time a potential customer spends on the site. With After Effects templates, you now have cost effective tools to capture and enthral your audience.
Free internet advertising is ranked as one of the most prominent ways to transmitting data about your service and products to numerous free classified ads.
With the use of classified ad submitter forms the free classified ads websites give you authority to easy marketing. These features give free Internet advertising an amazingly quick form of promoting your products or services on the Internet. You are permitted to access this feature 24 hours a day, which is convenient and efficacious and most importantly it is almost always free of charge, no membership fee, no monthly or yearly fee, and no sales charge fees.
You can post your companys products and services on various high quality websites any time, by accessing Free Internet Advertising you can work wonders for you and your company. Free Internet Advertising offers you three slots to advertise everything you have to offer in sales and services for free.
The perfectionism that Free Internet Advertising works will provide your company with free advertising by spreading the news to lots of people or potential consumers worldwide and increasing your bank account. The huge audience of the free internet advertising currently in the Internet will increase the probability of someone requiring your services or desiring to purchase your products that your company has to offer. With many free offers to choose from on the internet, you will be able to choose freely that suits your companys provided services, products, and website. Search online for the best prospect fully high internet advertising that is provided for free by viewing their amenities and features on how to advertise effectively or become a member of free Internet advertising.
Almost all web sites promoting free internet advertising offer such as classified ads submitter, this is where you get a large exposure with instant results and hugely increase your sales practically while you sleep. Opt-in email list, which it is very important to be a non-spam bulk e-mailing procedure with 100% guarantee legality. This is very effective lists that create personalized e-mail to potential consumers or clients.
Free Internet Advertising provides a wonderful feature to aid in building traffic to your online website. People continuously perform online search for free internet advertising ads for specific topics whether it be a service or product required by the researcher. Free Internet Advertising target clients or potential customers to buying a particular kind of product or service.
Two reasons to advertise in free internet advertising is because it is totally free and it will increase the visitors to your company website.
Any promotion activity which is associated with a brand, business, service or cause comes under advertising. Considered as one of the most effective tools of marketing, advertising has the potential to enhance sales for the product/service/business. Advertising is different from publicity. Though advertising and publicity, both are assigned to promote a particular brand/business/service, the objectives of an advertising campaign are more far-reaching as compared to a publicity activity. The following points will clear some confusion about the differences between these two tools of marketing-Advertising gets the result for what it pays. It is a more expensive method of brand promotion. In any advertising activity, the advertiser/brand owner spends heavily for what he has to advertise (whether a service, business, product or cause). There are various strategies which are required to launch an advertising campaign such as media planning, selection, live campaign via a particular media vehicle or vehicles (for those campaigns which are launched through multiple channels). In publicity, media vehicle is not given much importance. Publicity is done through any affordable or ordinary medium without much planning like advertising. Publicity is used as a marketing tool to create media hype amongst the target group. Most publicity crusades do not last for a longer period of time while advertising lasts for longer period of time. In any advertising campaign, the medium of communication (television/radio/print/internet/mobile) plays a significant role to put life into the overall promotion campaign. Advertising is a paid form of providing brand communication and advertisers heavily spend on that media vehicle which seems perfect to launch the promotion campaign. However, in publicity budget is not a big constraint since publicity is done through cheap and affordable means. To publicise something means to bring into notice the attention of a specific target group or groups about a specific brand, service or business. To sum up, Advertising is a more defined tool of marketing which requires step by step strategies to follow and work out (in order to drive sales for the product/service/business) while the objective of publicity is to randomly inform target audiences about a particular cause, brand or service.
Ethics in advertising can sometimes be borderline between what is right or wrong. There are rules and guidelines in place for the advertising companies to follow so they don’t upset or offend any viewers. But, what is as unethical advertising? Well, using advertising in a way that is misleading and uses false claims to get the public to buy the product they are trying to sell is unethical, because of its misuse of the information that is presented to the public. This article will show what is seemed to be unethical in advertising.
Ads that are used in the political realm can sometimes be misleading and use false information or bend the truth to get the public to sway their votes towards them. An ad in the campaign for the election between McCain and Obama used an ad with misleading information. Such as, saying that a developer received $20 million in tax payers money, but the truth was there was no money received. This can be considered unethical as they are giving false information to the public, which is done a lot in political advertisement.
An advertisement that is made should be able to identify what the targeted audience is. But, sometimes this is not always done. When advertising towards children it should be clear what the product is and what is for. As children can sometime misrepresent and not quite understand what the ad is saying, especially under the age of 12. However, some might say that it is unethical to target children under the age of 12 as, they may not understand what an ad is and view it in a way that they are not supposed to. However advertisement is constantly been shown for children like in campaigns for beverages and food in posters at schools and some debate if advertising in schools is unethical.
Just like advertisements in commercial or billboards, the internet has its own issues in advertising as well. As they can sometimes promote untrue claims and when this happens it can have a negative impact on their product and brand. There are ethical guidelines for problematic ads that can look an article, on the internet. Those ads can be misinterpreted with editorial content needs to be labeled, that is an advertisement. Otherwise it unethical when this isn’t displayed. Using advertising in this way is misleading and it shows that view the consumer as naive, which is unethical.
By not putting the right amount of information makes the public believe something in a different way because of what has been said. This may lead them into a wrong direction and buying a product that is not right for them.
Using out right lies in advertising is part of unethical advertising and doesn’t follow the guideline practices that they have to follow when demonstrating a product to the consumer. Lying about what the product, gives false information and makes them believe that something is true when it is not. Which should be avoided in advertising as it will eventually give them a bad reputation, because of its misuse of information.
Aside from the quality of your merchandise, advertising can break or make your budding business. Even if you sell the most amazing product or offers the most trusted service if you don’t advertise your work then more likely your business will go down the drain. New entrepreneurs don’t have the funds to advertise their product. If ever they do have one, the budget is likely so small that it will never make it to the newspapers and other periodicals.
If this is your case then you don’t have to worry. There are other forms of advertising that you can use to promote your product. You can check in the office of your local broadsheet if they have a promo for cheap advertising. You can tell your friend and relatives about your product and asked them to pass the word to others. You can print flyers on your own computer using colored and eye-catching papers and either give them away at groceries and supermarkets or post them at your local bulletin boards.
But recently, another means of advertising became the most popular and arguably the most effective promotion in the world of marketing. This method is through the internet. There are a lot of websites in the World Wide Web that caters the need of both buyers and sellers. They help buyers post their product or service and they help sellers find the items they’re looking for. Perhaps the greatest attribute of classifieds website is the fact that they do it for free. They would only charge something if necessary but you can always stick to the option free advertising to avoid any fees from the website.
Free advertising is obviously a great investment. You won’t pay anything and your product or service will be promoted all over the net and will be searchable to buyers. With the thousands and thousands of people browsing through online advertising sites you can already bet on it that someone will notice your product.
That someone cannot be limited to one but 100 or 1000 buyers, provided that you do your best in attracting buyers to check out your products. Doing your best means sticking to your product and not overly promoting it to the point of exaggeration. Buyers shy away from overstated advertising because it somehow creates a suspicion if the product is too good to be true. Just like anything else, stick to the facts, present the advantages of your product in a manner where buyers would think that it’s really a must to buy your merchandise and pose the drawbacks of the product still in a positive way. For a more elaborate explanation of the tricks and tips in advertising your product online, here’s a step by step guide for advertisers and for everyone who desires to be a businessman in the near future.
-Find the perfect classifieds website for your merchandise. A good advertising site gets an approximate of a thousand hits at least every day. You can also browse through the net first and search for the website that gives free business promotion to businessman. Forums and threads on advertising and marketing sites are also helpful in finding good sites for you. Most of the time, the people who post on forums and threads are previous online buyers. They share their experiences on online buying using the free advertisements on the websites. 95% of the times, these people also give comments and suggestions on the listing and/or directory they trust. Make a tally from the reviews of the people and check the top 5 classifieds website. If all the sites offer free advertising then make the wise decision to post your advertisement in all five sites.
High Dwell Time
Even the media that can compete with the Delhi Metro in terms of costs cannot provide a dwell time as high as 10-20 minutes. These 10-20 minutes inside a well cooled, structured and highly maintained environment are invaluable for any advertiser. Advertisers would prefer to place their ads before viewers who are comfortably waiting for a metro train at any given chance.
Audiences in a Good Mood
The DMRC is one of the most accurate and punctual methods of transport. Any journey can be planned well and the commuters do not have to worry about the trains being late. Thus, a commuter waiting for a train at a metro station is essentially a carefree commuter in a leisurely mood. The Ad Displays have a much better scope of impressing the audience in such a situation.
Strategically Placed Sites for Better Viewing
The closeness, size, position, and the frequency of the displays in this medium can be conveniently planned in order to increase their impact. In other words, it is almost impossible to miss an Ad Display placed in a metro station and its platforms.
Scope for Localized Advertising
Localized Advertising is a prominent part of marketing strategies. Especially in the case of brands which need to deliver from or at a point of sale, Localized Advertising is often the top driver of sales. For example, let us take the example of a commuter looking for a travel agency in Kashmere Gate. Let us say he travels to the place using the metro. If he sees an ad for a certain travel agency while getting down at the Kashmere Gate Metro Station, he is most likely to head straight to its office.
With the metro now connecting a few areas of the NCR and about to connect the others, DMRC Advertising will continue rising in its stature as the most viable option for promotional campaigns. This is especially true in case of brands from sectors, like the entertainment industry, that need to target across all segments of audiences.
If you are a plumber and are finding times tough, don’t think that you are Robinson Crusoe and all alone. Many small to medium sized trade businesses are finding the going hard today.
Even the economists can’t agree on what may happen over the next 6-12 months. All the average Joe or Jill can do is use their best common sense based on past performance. This means understanding who your customers are and where they came from. Once you know where your customers are finding your business then you will know where will be the best place to put your reduced advertising spend.
This is not the time to stop advertising and marketing your small business. Too many small plumbing businesses find money is in short supply and so the first thing they are tempted to cut-back on is the advertising. This is the time to take a hard look at where you are spending those advertising dollars and assessing the return on the investment; not for stopping advertising all together. If people don’t know that you exist, then your small plumbing business probably won’t exist much longer.
What you need to do is go over all the jobs you have done in the past 12 months and list down where they found you or who gave them to you if it was another trade or architect/engineer.
This naturally, would be a considerably easier job if you took note at the time of booking or estimating where they found you in the first place. Was it the yellow pages? Was it online? Was it from word-of-mouth (W.O.M)? This will then be the best guide for you as to where you need to advertise again.
If you have been a well-organised business and have always analysed the return of investment in advertising spend, you will obviously be in a much better position now and can act quickly before the leak starts gushing. It is always easier to do anything with money and if you don’t plug the dry-up leak before you ruin your credit rating, then you most likely will find it far too hard to fix the problem if you run out of money and credit at the same time. Once the incoming work/money starts dwindling then is the time to plug the leak; not after everything has disappeared.
Knowing where your past customers have found your business is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to advertise to your target market. You know they have already used your business and providing you haven’t ‘mucked-up’ your nest they no doubt will be happy to look around their home or investment property to see what, if anything, needs to be done or could be done now because you will (I hope) have offered them a 10% discount on any jobs for the next month. Or choose any incentive that you know is likely to appeal to them; to find you those smaller jobs to keep you going.
Every loaf of bread consists of crumbs and if you are needing the crumbs right now, then put them all together and you have a loaf of bread. Plumbing consists of joining pipes into a workable system and that is what every small-medium sized plumbing business today needs to do to survive.
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Within this article today on creating a common business systems, we are going to look at different ways you can create efficiencies in running your business. An Internet business has to be run in the same manner as any other business: with an eye toward sales as well as efficiencies on your part.
The first efficiency that will talk about when on the subject of creating home business online systems will be auctions. This specific auction software can be found at the following website: http://www.auctionwizard2000.com/. What makes this specific software so powerful is that you can manage many different auctions at the same time. Instead of having to manually run each specific auction that you have, you can use this software to manage many auctions. You can use this software to run auctions on eBay as well as eBay or Yahoo! Stores. If you are into free things, you can also find more software like this and the following web address: http://tinyurl.com/yqvj3o.
Much of this article has been written on specifics regarding a couple of different ways to create efficiencies if you are in certain types of businesses with an Internet. Whenever you are marketing or working an online business, you should always be looking for ways to save yourself time. If you can save yourself time, this is going to help you in the long run because you can streamline your processes so that you are making the same amount of money and taking less time, which will help you.
There’s a great deal of software out there that can help you in creating these efficiencies such as what was introduced above with the auction software. A good place to find much of the software that you might need is: http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/. This is a great website that can help you out in your search for free software. Whenever you are seeing new ways to save time for yourself, do a Google search for the particular business product they use or business process and you should be able to bring up some sort of information or products which you can purchase help save yourself some time. If you regularly publish to e-zines, look at the following website which has software which can help you publish to many different e-zines in much less time. The web address for this is: www.ezineannouncer.com.
Hopefully this article today on creating home business online systems has helped to a great deal. Much is made of running an online business but people do not realize how important and valuable a time is. If you are able to save yourself 15 to 20 minutes every day, that is an extra hour to hour and half a week which you can put towards yourself or towards creating a new product. This would allow you to have almost an extra week and a half every year to develop new products or spend more time with their family. This extra time saved is time you can give back to yourself or reinvest within your business.
Google Adwords Editor
In my last article I gave you my own experiences in installing the application. There were a couple of bumps, but the overall end result was that it worked and it looks like a sweet application.
Bare in mind, I’m just getting familiar with this tool. With that said, what follows is why I highly recommend using Google’s Editor.
*** It’s Free ***
Okay, perhaps your one of the fortunate one’s not experiencing economic hardship right now. For the rest of us, finding valuable tools that are free to use is critical to our survival. This is one such tool you absolutely must have in your Internet marketing arsenal.
*** It’s Easy ***
Yes, there is a learning curve to become an expert at the tool. That’s true with most any software. But when you read Google’s statement
“The Editor enables you to edit your campaigns, ad groups, ads, keywords, and placements quickly and easily.”
And really come to understand exactly what it says, the only conclusion you can possibly arrive at is that it will rock your PPC world, in a good way, of course.
*** It’s Fast ***
No more need to scroll from one window to the next waiting to update your content. I’ve been on slow laptops trying to do exactly that and decided to go watch grass grow instead. After all, it was faster!
*** It’s Supported ***
In fact, I tested this out by calling Google at 866.246.6453 and speaking with Sam. He was very knowledgeable as well as being willing to seek guidance where his own information was found lacking.
I hope my experience with Sam will be exactly what you receive when calling.
Be sure to make an extra special note of that number (866.246.6453) as it is hard to find. At least it was for me.
Also, they have an online web support option for those who preferring typing over talking.
*** It’s Changing ***
One thing the Editor is not yet capable of doing is looking up and referring keyword suggestions for a specific campaign. For that you will still need to logon to Google AdWords directly. However, Sam did inform me that this is a tool that they are continually improving upon so if a feature is absent today it does not mean it will be absent tomorrow.
*** Conclusion ***
If that’s not reason enough for you to give the Google Adwords Editor a try for your own pay per click advertising results then may I recommend taking up my now defunct sport of watch grass grow? You’ll likely be much happier with the results.
Online business owners know that they need to advertise their business on the internet but often do not know the best methods to use to advertise. There are many different techniques that advertiser use to display and promote their ads over the internet and there are specific benefits that each technique provides a user with. Choosing the right method to advertise is the first step in running a successful online advertising campaign which will increase sales and promote your business.
1. The most inexpensive form of online advertising is posting ads on classified advertising websites. Most of the top classified ad websites allow users to post ads for free. There is no reason not to take advantage of any free advertising space given to you. Although these ads are not going to generate a significant amount of revenue for an online business, they will increase exposure and sales of a business at no cost to the owner.
2. Another very cheap way to advertise on the internet is to post in forums that are of related content to your advertisements. Forums are one of the best ways to target your advertisements towards your target market. Posting in forums and buying ad space on forums that are filled with potential customers is a very effective way to bring new customers to your website and generate more traffic than ever before.
3. Millions of internet users spend hours a day reading articles about various topics online. Advertising on blogs and article websites that will place your ads on relevant articles is a cheap, efficient way to reach customers in your target market. Ads can be in the form of banners, text, video, and other rich media ad forms that will attract attention from a viewer.
4. One last successful method of advertising online is to write a press release that mentions your business. If you can create news for your business, you will be able to bring an unlimited amount of traffic to your website which will lead to making more sales than ever before. More and more people than ever before now get their news online instead of from a newspaper or television so creating news for your business can reach millions of potential customers with one article that will not cost you any funds to release.
These four methods of advertising can be used by any online business and can create a substantial amount of new business for the owner at little to no cost for them.
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You have an apartment to rent but you’re limited when it comes to your advertising budget. Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways you can advertise apartment rentals for absolutely nothing. The first thing to consider is that there are many people out there who need an apartment. These people don’t care where the advertisement comes from. They only care that the place is affordable and it’s clean and presentable. Now you have to get that advertisement out there so someone will see it.
Craigslist is a great way to advertise an apartment. It’s completely free and you have the freedom to say whatever you want. However, when you advertise apartment rentals on craigslist, your ad is almost immediately buried under all the new ads coming in. You can set your ad apart by posting pictures and by reposting every few hours or so. Make sure your ad is different each time or else Craigslist will flag it as spam.
Free Classified Sites
There are plenty of free classified websites available, offering you the opportunity to add your apartment rental listing. You simply write your listing into the forms provided on the site and your apartment is advertised for your chosen areas.
Many free classified sites network with other sites, so your ad could potentially be shown to many more people than you expect.
Social Networking Sites
Social networking sites, like Facebook or Twitter, can be an excellent way to let people know you have an apartment for rent. You simply link your ad for your apartment rental onto your social networking site and your immediate circle of friends will be able to see it.
The benefit to this approach is that your friends also have circles of their own friends. If they know someone who is looking to rent an apartment, they’ll share your link with their own networks and the word will spread very quickly.
The Side of the Road
There’s nothing wrong with posting a sign on the side of the road, say at an intersection. Include the size of the apartment, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and the price. And don’t forget your phone number. You’d be surprised how effective this technique is at advertising apartment rentals. Do this and you’ll likely get several phone calls from interested renters.
Word of Mouth
Don’t forget word of mouth. Let everyone you know you’re trying to advertise apartment rentals. And then have them tell everyone they know. This word of mouth advertising is just as effective as posting an ad in the local newspaper, or maybe even better.
Engaging a printer to produce your custom business cards is a fantastic idea. The quality of the finished product will always be much better than a business card printed from a personal computer or stationary store, and most industry printing companies offer a wide assortment of quantities, card materials, and enhancement features (such as spot UV business cards). Some will even create your high-resolution, print-ready artwork for you, thereby eliminating the time and hassle of creating your own card files.
However, in order to optimize your print job, it is important to avoid or at least consider some of the potential problems that could create a less-than-perfect finished product.
Pitfall #1: Cards with Spot Colors
Accurate color reproduction is by far the most common problem seen throughout the printing industry. Most times, problems arise when a CMYK printer attempts to print a Pantone color. Pantone or spot colors are typically highly customized colors that fall outside of the normal CMYK 4-color printing process.
CMYK is a process whereby thousands of colors can be created by mixing various percentages of cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K). Open any full color magazine and you will see CMYK printing. The vast majority of printers in the market utilize a CMYK process that is not compatible with spot colors.
Usually, whenever a CMYK business card printer attempts to print a spot color, a color shift occurs. In other words, the shade of the color might come out differently than the artwork file dictates. It might be possible to match a spot color to a CMYK color by utilizing a Pantone swatch book, but this is more of an art than a science and there is still no guarantee that the spot color will be accurately reproduced in a CMYK printing environment.
If you have a logo or some other design element that utilizes a Pantone color, attempt to locate a Pantone printer. Otherwise, you will have to recreate the logo in CMYK mode as closely as possible to the Pantone color.
Pitfall #2: Cards with Black Backgrounds
Whether you are printing a black business card or mixing black paint at the local Home Depot, black is by far the most difficult color to reproduce due to its deep, dark nature. A common problem with black cards is that they turn out gray, or that the black bleeds into other areas of the card.
This problem can be solved by following the best practice of utilizing a rich black for your cards background. Rich black incorporates other colors of the CMYK spectrum into the black color. A black background consisting of 100% black (C=0%, M=0%, Y=0%, K=100%) will almost certainly result in oversaturation and produce unexpected results.
A rich black incorporates values of C, M, and Y into the mix. To the naked eye, the black will look the same, but rich black is much more printer-friendly. The specific rich black CMYK mix varies depending on printer preference, but a good mix is C=40%, M=30%, Y=20%, and K=100%.
Pitfall #3: Business Cards with Borders
Artwork containing a border is a tricky proposition because even if the cardstock is perfectly lined up in the equipment, a slight shift could occur during the trimming process. Thus, the border may have one side larger or smaller than the others, or it might be off center on some of the cards.
Theres really not much you can do about this because this shifting possibility is an industry-accepted standard. Just realize the possibility, and if the risk of uneven borders seems too great, remove the border from your custom business card artwork.
Pitfall #4: Cramming Multiple Enhancement Features on the Same Card
Enhancement features refer to such bells and whistles as spot UV, embossing, foil stamping, scoring, perforation, and more. It is not advisable to put more than one of these options on a single card because it puts too much stress on the cardstock.
You should only consider multiple enhancements with thick cardstock (15pt or higher). However, no matter how thick the cards are, the possibility for flaws is still high. Spot UV could crack, foil could flake, or embossing could show up unclear, among other possible problems. Your best bet is to stick with a single enhancement like spot UV business cards.
Pitfall #5: Hidden File Problems
Whenever you submit your files to the printer, pay careful attention to their file specifications. Many business card printers will check your files to ensure they are in-spec prior to production, but its not a good idea to rely on this because you just never know.
Hidden problems include things such as transparencies, overprint, and embedded fonts. Transparencies are basically layers in your file that could cause unexpected results. Always flatten your files. Also, always turn off overprint, and outline any and all embedded fonts to ensure they are not converted to an unwanted default font during production.
Hiring a business card printer for your custom business cards is an excellent idea, but occasionally printing problems could occur. By following the advice in this article, you can eliminate 99% of these potential problems.
When in doubt, ask your printing company for specific advice, especially if you are printing spot UV business cards or some other enhanced product. Most printers are highly accommodating, and are more than willing to provide advice to avoid problems down the road.
Advertising by the instrumentality of free classifieds is really on top these times. You can promote your business on thousands of free classified ads websites. And by the way, one good site that youd like to take into account is Adsfarm.co.uk which offers a great posting service for the UK.
By submitting free classifieds you can sell your own stuff such as your car, guitar, computer etc. or advertise your business. Free ads also offer the possibility to people to buy the desirable things. Purchasing online is a real pleasure for the interested ones- so easy and effective! Thats why free classified ads are considered to be a grand source of big sales.
There are several advantages of posting free classified ads:
Firstly, is totally free of cost. So, you dont have to pay anymore those high charges for advertising on newspapers, TV etc. This refers to huge money savings.
Secondly, you can find your targeted customers from your area using free local classifieds. Adsfarm.co.uk the above mentioned site provides search in England including ads for its largest cities like Bristol, Cornwall, London, Manchester and many more. Here you can also find free classified ads for Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland/Eire and other countries. So, it also saves time for your marketing research.
If you have a website about your UK business, then you can attract traffic to it availing free classified ads UK. Many free ads UK sites, including Adsfarm.co.uk, allow you adding your business link to the advertising. Websites devoted to free advertising have plenty of visitors daily which mean that you can sell a lot of the advertised things while getting direct traffic to your site. So, you also save money on your business website promotion.
Free ads help the seeker find the wanted product or service in his the local area. You can find flats to rent, jobs, men and women clothes, businesses for sale, travel tickets, electronics, pets and everything else you need.
Posting takes 1 or 2 minutes which makes it very quick and convenient. You can place ads according to the type of your business and your local area. Therefore in no time your advertising becomes visible for all the website visitors. There are no limits to advertise.
Posting free ads UK has incontestably a beneficial impact on your UK business. Free classifieds serve also as an informational and search support for people that want to buy some good stuff.