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Outskirts Press Announces the Publication of "Bretton-Katt Alliance." Debut Novel of Sci-Fi Series Chronicles Life and Galactic War in the 25th Century

The Bretton-Katt Alliance: The Lorrondon Cycle is the first volume in a refreshingly well-crafted, new science fiction series. In Book One, readers are taken into the 25th century where two human species—the Neorans and the Terrans—live in an uneasy galactic peace that some in high... - June 24, 2007 - Outskirts Press, Inc.

The Next Leap in Business Directories,, the Smart SEO Directory

A new web directory which revolutionizes the way directory pages are laid out. Each listing has a wiki style details page, which gives the visitor an array of information regarding the site, thereby giving the list owner full visibility and a strong back links. - June 23, 2007 -

MBS Textbook Exchange Taps VitalSource for Advanced Digital Publishing Technology

VitalSource’s e-book platform will enhance MBS’s Universal Digital Textbooks Program with cutting-edge search, note-taking and note-sharing functionalities - June 23, 2007 - VitalSource Technologies, Inc.

Growing Affiliate Network LinkValu to Exhibit at Affiliate Summit in Miami

LinkValu Affiliate Network to exhibit at Affiliate Summit in Miami, announcing the launch of two new exclusive financial B-to-C high paying CPA offers: Auto Policy Web & Web Health Policy. - June 23, 2007 - LinkValu

Creative Brand Communications Welcomes Irina Beffa as Graphic Designer

Creative Brand Communications, Inc. (CBC), a full-service multi-sensory marketing and experiential brand development agency specializing in building brands for forward-thinking financial and professional services companies, today announces that Irina Beffa has joined as graphic designer,... - June 23, 2007 - Creative Brand Communications, Global Sector Investor Portal, Announces New “Stock Symbol” Online Investor Relations Ads for Public Companies

Stock Symbol Ads Build Awareness and Branding for Companies in Leading Sectors Including Renewable Energy Stocks, Energy Stocks, Mining Stocks, China Stocks, Water Stocks and Homeland Security Stocks - June 23, 2007 -

Roboanimatronics: Branding 2.0

Roboanimatronics: Branding 2.0

All mascots for large corporations create a brand and a memory hook that keeps their messages at the top of the viewers' mind. Animal "spokesthings", such as the Aflac duck, the Geico gecko, and the Exxon tiger, are firmly ingrained in consumers' minds. With the invention of the Internet and the advancement of the web 2.0 trend, similar branding for smaller companies is becoming more of a reality. - June 22, 2007 - Cimetta Design

Polar Design Continues Tradition of Interactive Innovation with Two Horizon Interactive Awards, Banking Interactive Demo

Polar Design Continues Tradition of Interactive Innovation with Two Horizon Interactive Awards, Banking Interactive Demo

Polar Design ( took home two Horizon Interactive Awards, including a Gold in E-Commerce/Sales and a Bronze in Public Service/Non-Profit, while also completing a unique floating flash demo for a regional New England savings bank. - June 22, 2007 - Polar Design

Hummingbird Creative Group Announces Employee Promotion

Wendy Coulter, president of Hummingbird Creative Group, has announced that Megan Navarette has been promoted to account coordinator. In this position, Navarette will be responsible for managing client projects, writing Web site and advertisement copy and managing vendor relationships to ensure... - June 22, 2007 - Hummingbird Creative Group

BJAC Announces New Employee

Lou Jurkowski, chief executive officer of BJAC, p.a., one of the largest woman-owned design firms in the Southeast, has announced that Mark Sealy has joined the firm as design leader and manager of the Charlotte office. In this position, Sealy will coordinate and develop the efforts of the... - June 22, 2007 - BJAC

New Writer Really Shoots The Bull

T.G. Scaife has released the first book of a trilogy, entitled On This Day. A story of fiction, based on actually life experiences, this is a book that takes a person for a series of adventures. Beginning as a simple story of a naive city boy who runs away to work on a farm, the reader is taken on... - June 22, 2007 - Outskirts Press, Inc.

Clipapic – Simplifying Image Clipping Paths and Background Removal with Photoshop

For people working in the photo and imaging world making clipping paths and removing backgrounds is labor-intensive and tiresome, but also inevitable. Take any flyer, magazine, catalogue or web site and consider the amount of time and effort it took to isolate all those images. It is now possible to order hand-made Photoshop clipping paths online. uses an online service to produce handmade Photoshop clipping paths in next to no time, at a price that cannot be ignored. - June 22, 2007 - Clipapic

Blogging Systems Group, Leading Provider of Social Networks and Community Blogging Technology, to Present Company Information to Attendees at Red Herring East

Richard Nacht, CEO of Blogging Systems, to address attendees regarding the company’s success in creating Community and Social Networks for a variety of verticals - June 22, 2007 - Blogging Systems Group

Solekai Systems to Launch Independent Test Lab

Solekai's state-of-the-art facility will be the Cable TV industry’s first independent, multi-vendor development test lab. - June 22, 2007 - Solekai Systems Corporation

Business Leader Media to Host Breakfast in the Park June 21

Raleigh-based magazine publisher Business Leader Media will host Breakfast in the Park June 21 at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. The event, sponsored by Davis Park, will feature guest speaker Don Haile. Don Haile, senior vice president and site general manager for the North Carolina... - June 21, 2007 - Business Leader Magazine

Phoenix Editorial & Designs Cuts Powerful PSA Campaign for "Flex Your Power"

Phoenix Editorial & Designs has wrapped editorial and VFX on a four-spot TV campaign for “Flex Your Power,” California’s energy efficiency marketing and outreach initiative. Via ad agency Brainchild Creative, the PSAs were helmed by directing duo Riess/Hill (Chris Riess and... - June 21, 2007 - Phoenix Editorial & Designs

New Tilbury Park Directory and Online Community Available for Delta B.C. and Profiled Designs Announce Launch of new Tilbury Industrial Park Directory and Online Community for Delta B.C. - June 21, 2007 -

Continuous Success of Sodapix Stock Agency

After only 10 months online, Sodapix is represented worldwide through partner agencies and welcomes new clients everyday. - June 21, 2007 - Sodapix Photo Agency

10Th Degree Launches New Web Platform for Advantage Rent A Car

10Th Degree launches new site for Advantage Rent A Car in a new re-branding effort. The new Advantage website features the enterprise marketing platform provided by Jazel, LLC. The new platform and look of the site will bring a user-friendly and visually stimulating experience for Advantage Rent A Car customers. - June 21, 2007 - 10Th Degree

Ad Publishing Source Caps Year of Growth with Ribbon Cutting

Ad Publishing Source, Inc., a Colorado-based recruitment advertising agency, is proud to announce its business club membership, new office and contract with Six Flags Theme Parks for the 2007 hiring season. - June 20, 2007 - Ad Publishing Source, Inc.

FintanUK Highlightd the Importance of Telemarketing in the New Media Age

International marketing specialist FintanUK highlights the importance of telemarketing as part of an integrated marketing campaign. - June 20, 2007 - FintanUK

Metheney Consulting Shoots Clients and Colleagues

Metheney Consulting, Inc., one of Charlotte, NC’s top web design & SEO firms, invited clients, friends and colleagues to get shot at their First Annual Metheney Consulting Paintball Tournament. - June 20, 2007 - Metheney Consulting, Inc.

The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection Book to Debut June 25

The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection Book to Debut June 25

The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection is the first U.S.-published book on Roger Federer, the Swiss tennis champion who is regarded by some as the greatest player in the history of the sport. - June 19, 2007 - New Chapter Press

Free Digital Signage Software Now Has RSS Feed Option

The newest version of Digital Recalls’ world-first Free Digital Signage Software now features an RSS feed & more. - June 19, 2007 - Digital Recall Pty Ltd

Business Leader Media to Host Business Leader Breakfast June 19

Raleigh-based magazine publisher Business Leader Media will host Business Leader Breakfast June 19 at the Capital City Club in Raleigh. The event, sponsored by Poyner & Spruill LLC, will feature guest speaker Ted Fowler. Ted Fowler is president and CEO of Golden Corral. Under Fowler’s... - June 19, 2007 - Business Leader Magazine

Amazing Hidden Images Found in Leonardo da Vinci's Paintings and Drawings

Amazing Hidden Images Found in Leonardo da Vinci's Paintings and Drawings

N 2 da Vinci and is a personal blog created in an effort to share the discovery of countless hidden images discovered within Leonardo da Vinci's works of art. Optical illusions and what is believed to be a "Hologram Effect" created by the ingenious artist/inventor has revealed images of gorillas and snakes on The Mona Lisa. A masked face hidden within Virgin of the Rocks and much, much more. Just about every single work of art by Leonardo da Vinci holds an array of hidden images. - June 18, 2007 - N 2 da Vinci and

Outskirts Press is Pleased to Announce the Publication of Momma…?, a Fast-Paced Thriller That Will Take You for a Walk on the Wild Side

A fast-paced thriller that will take you for a walk on the wild side, showing how alcohol and hunting don’t mix, as Momma Bear will certainly not tolerate that nonsense around her cubs - June 18, 2007 - Outskirts Press, Inc.

VisionPoint Marketing Names Project Manager

Diane Kuehn, president and CEO of VisionPoint Marketing, has announced that Ashley Holloway has joined the firm as project manager. In this position, Holloway will be responsible for overseeing all projects, serve as a liaison for clients and manage workflow for the company’s interns. - June 18, 2007 - VisionPoint Marketing

ClickCulture Named Agency of Record for The Legacy At Jordan Lake

Lloyd Jacobs, CEO of ClickCulture, has announced that the firm has been named agency of record for The Legacy at Jordan Lake, a luxury living community located in Chatham county. ClickCulture is implementing a new marketing campaign for the community, that includes a shift in branding, a new ad... - June 18, 2007 - ClickCulture

Intellecta Srl Launches an Innovative Marketing Blog

Targeting marketing specialist from around the world launches a help centre on innovative marketing to aide marketers in their transition from traditional only to traditional and new media mix for their brands. - June 17, 2007 - Intellecta Srl

Outskirts Press Announces The Road to Phrygia, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Christian-General Book from Lakeville, MA Author Louis Garafalo

Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Road to Phrygia by Louis Garafalo, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Christian - General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail... - June 17, 2007 - Outskirts Press, Inc.® Expands Services and Investor Relations Tools for Public Companies

Unique Investor Relations Showcase Highlights Company’s Technology and Story within Related Industry Sector in Audio Podcasts, Articles and Corporate Profiles - June 17, 2007 -

SpotXchange CEO to Address Next Generation Advertising Technology at Digital Hollywood Conference at NXTcomm 2007

Michael Shehan, president and CEO of SpotXchange, the Internet’s first self-service exchange for online video ads will present at the Digital Hollywood Conference at NXTcomm 2007 held June 18-21, 2007 in Chicago. - June 17, 2007 - SpotXchange

More Options for Icelandair Frequent Flyers with

More Options for Icelandair Frequent Flyers with

Icelandair has teamed up with to offer members of its Saga Club more ways of using their Award Points. - June 16, 2007 - Icelandair

Austin Graphics - 2007 Best Sign Company

Austin Graphics - The Best Sign Company for 2007 By the Austin Advertising Federation ( at the annual "Vendies" awards banquet. - June 16, 2007 - Austin Graphics LLC

Wiki Design Contest Offers Cash Prizes

Centiare, the Free Directory, invites editors to show off their best wiki design skills, and be paid for their efforts. - June 16, 2007 -

Low-Cost Consumer Incentives Produce High Volume Sales for Businesses

Companies integrate proven incentives into marketing and see large return on investment. - June 16, 2007 - Free Vacation Incentives

Blue River Marketing Spills Marketing Secrets in Their New Blog

Blue River Marketing is excited to announce their newly formed blog, - June 16, 2007 - Blue River Marketing

Blue River Marketing is Now Offering Free Marketing Analysis for Customers

Blue River Marketing is proud to offer free marketing analysis reports in an effort to help small and medium sized business. - June 16, 2007 - Blue River Marketing

Out Now Consulting Wins Gay Advertising Award in New York

The third annual Commercial Closet Association 'Images In Advertising' Awards 2007 are announced in New York. Lufthansa 'OutShots' gay advertising campaign created by global gay marketing agency Out Now Consulting wins award for "Outstanding Interactive." - June 16, 2007 - Out Now

Articulate Communications Signs Five New Clients

Business and Technology Leaders Turn to Articulate for Hard-Hitting PR Programs, Rapid Results and Outstanding Client Service - June 16, 2007 - Articulate Communications Inc.

iUniverse’s Gedymin Featured Speaker at Agents and Editors Conference

Diane Gedymin, vice president and director of editorial services for iUniverse, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Agents and Editors Conference presented by the Writers League of Texas. - June 16, 2007 - iUniverse

Unveiling an Experiment in Online Advertising – Can One Video Generate $1 Million? aims to answer this question by selling 1,000 seconds, which translates into 16 minutes and 40 seconds, at $1,000 US. Why would advertisers buy in? Being a part of something new and viral sells. - June 16, 2007 - OMDV

Americas Media Group (AMG) Wins World-Class Accounts

Americas Media Group (AMG) continues its path to becoming one of the world’s largest media powerhouse as their impressive portfolio rapidly expands. A new crop world-renowned developers have recently signed marketing maven Americas Media Group (AMG), as their media and public relations... - June 15, 2007 - Americas Media Group

Algonquin Studios Focuses on Accessibility, Starts New Project with Olmsted Center for The Visually Impaired

Algonquin Studios is working with the Olmsted Center for the Visually Impaired to design and develop a new web site using QuantumCMS, Algonquin’s web-based content management system. Algonquin will ensure the web site will be designed to meet current accessibility best practices, allowing... - June 15, 2007 - Algonquin Studios, Inc

ineedhits Unveils New Free SEO Tools for Small Business Search Engine Marketing

In a move that highlights their commitment to helping small to medium sized businesses, leading search engine marketing company ineedhits, has unveiled their revamped free tools area and launch two new free SEO tools. - June 15, 2007 -

iUniverse Titles Featured in May Edition of Kirkus Discoveries Newsletter

Two iUniverse titles, Lick Me by DeLeon DeMicoli and Willis Conover: Broadcasting Jazz to the World: A Biography, received excellent reviews in the May 2007 edition of the Kirkus Discoveries monthly e-newsletter. A fast-paced pulp fiction novel, Lick Me tells how a female victim of sexual assault... - June 15, 2007 - iUniverse

Children's Book Written for Children on the Perils of Child Molestation

Children's Book Written for Children on the Perils of Child Molestation

Mi-Leing teaches children, who have been victimized by sexual abuse (or have potential to become so), with an instructive story on how to break the silence, and bring an end to this wide-spread unspoken violation. The story is written in the manner of a fairy-tale, and in the style of Dr. Seuss. - June 14, 2007 - Mi-Leing

PipeLine Marketing Announces the PipeLine Marketing Optimization Program™

PipeLine Marketing Communications, a B2B marketing communications firm, has announced a comprehensive solution to help companies improve their lead generation process, generate greater quantities of higher quality leads, and improve the effectiveness of the sales process. - June 14, 2007 - PipeLine Marketing Communications

Young British Entrepreneur Aims to Make $1 Million Whilst Bed Bound

The idea for The One Big Ad came to Richard Stratton whilst he was bed bound with a dislocated hip in a Cambridgeshire hospital. The 22 year old entrepreneur from Essex, England, set about turning this significant injury into a major turning point in his life. After graduating last year in... - June 14, 2007 - The One Big Ad

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