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Gay and Lesbian Inclusive Advertising Award Winners Announced

IKEA Honored as Outstanding Commercial at Commercial Closet Association’s Images in Advertising Awards - June 14, 2007 - Commercial Closet Association

Sales Partners, Inc. and Holy Cow Branding Provide Joint Services to Local IT Firm

M Systems International, Inc. teams with marketing and sales firms for brand recognition and growth strategies - June 14, 2007 - Holy Cow Original Branding, Inc.

Event Brander Launches Promotional Marketing Website

Event Brander ( launches new promotional products website. Designed to take client requests, the site’s ease of use is a refreshing change from other overwhelming promotional products ecommerce stores. The website is an extension of Event Brander’s vibrant branding... - June 14, 2007 - Event Brander

.Com Marketing Releases Success Factors White Paper to Help Businesses Increase Website Sales

Interactive advertising agency .Com Marketing announces the release of a free white paper titled ‘5 Critical Success Factors for Websites to Drive Sales and Leads,’ designed to help business owners increase website sales. - June 14, 2007 - .Com Marketing

President of Forerunner Communications Advances to Next Internet Millionaire Semi-Final Round

Cliff Hammock, President of Forerunner Communications, today announced his advancement into the semi-final round of the world's first web reality show, The Next Internet Millionaire. - June 14, 2007 - Forerunner Communications

New World Library to Publish Ernest D. Chu's "Soul Currency: The Secret of Being Well Paid for Doing What Really Fulfills You"

New World Library to Publish Ernest D. Chu's "Soul Currency: The Secret of Being Well Paid for Doing What Really Fulfills You"

"Soul Currency: The Secret of Being Well Paid for Doing What Really Fulfills You" by the Rev. Ernest D. Chu will be published as New World Library's lead title in the Fall of 2008. The forthcoming book has been recommended by Deepak Chopra; Jean Houston, founder of the Human Potential Movement; Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series; Alan Cohen, ("The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore"); John Gray ("Men Are From Mars..."), and many others. - June 13, 2007 - Soul Currency Institute

Articulon Adds Senior Account Manager

Cindy Stranad, principal of Articulon, a Raleigh-based boutique branding and public relations firm, announces today the appointment of Michael Gauss as senior account manager. In this role, Gauss is responsible for leadership of existing accounts and will contribute to new business development. - June 13, 2007 - Articulon

Postcard Marketing Giant Teams Up with University of Tampa to Implement Rare Internship Program

CEO of PostcardMania, Joy Gendusa, donates her and her company’s time to create and expand revolutionary program to create more hands-on entrepreneur-based student programs at the University of Tampa’s Entrepreneur and Family Business Center. - June 13, 2007 - PostcardMania, Inc.

Custom Craft Plastics Releases Innovative Business Card Holders to Solve an Age Old Problem

Custom Business Card Holders Now Available - June 13, 2007 - Custom Craft Plastics

Intertise Incorporated Announces It is Providing Monthly Financing to Make Digital Signage Systems Affordable for Any Small Business

Intertise Incorporated announces it is providing monthly financing to make Digital Signage systems affordable for any small business. - June 13, 2007 - Intertise Incorporated

More Dangerous Books for Boys

A new book, The Dangerous Book for Boys, has caused quite a stir in recent months. Now, author Max Elliot Anderson offers more dangerous books for boys, containing adventure, mystery, humor, and plenty of heart-pounding action, while teaching life's principles at the same time. - June 13, 2007 - Max Books

AMG Launches ‘Hands On’ Media Program

Media Buying and Strategy Made a Little Easier, Smarter for Marcom Execs. Applegate Media Group Reinvents Media Buying Planning and Strategy with ‘Hands On.’ - June 13, 2007 - Applegate Media Group

Business Leader Media Launches

Magazine publisher Business Leader Media has unveiled, a comprehensive resource for the region’s business community. The site is an ideal source for area professionals to learn who’s doing business and what’s going on in the Triangle... - June 13, 2007 - Business Leader Magazine

Webbifi Launches New Logo and Website

Webbifi’s new logo and website provides an updated profile of the company and their offerings. - June 13, 2007 - Webbifi

Hyperlocal Franchise Mini Cities Adds Google Maps

Mini Cities, the first franchise in the online search industry, has added mapping to their franchise sites -, and Mini Cities sites are hyper local community directory and resource sites. - June 13, 2007 - Mini Cities Builds Out Its Affiliate Program and Announces Many New Options, one of the world’s largest privately owned meta-search feed providers announced today that it has released many new options for their Affiliate Program. “We feel that our Affiliates are very important, and should have a variety of options to choose from”, says Ron... - June 13, 2007 -, Inc.

Search for Truth and Understanding Leads to New Book

Search for Truth and Understanding Leads to New Book

Reginald W. Davis aims to answer the question, “With all the different thoughts, beliefs, religions, and sciences, how do you know what path to follow in order to find self-actualization and spiritual-fulfillment?” - June 12, 2007 - Rexology Press

Email Marketing Solution SendStudio NX Introduced Worldwide

Interspire, an email marketing and website content management (CMS) software company today announced the release of SendStudio NX. SendStudio NX allows anyone to create, send and track profitable email newsletter and autoresponder marketing campaigns, without the need for technical ability or... - June 12, 2007 - Interspire Pty. Ltd.

New Ireland Gay Market Research Reveals: How Green is the Irish Euro?

The results of the first ever market research measurement of the lifestyles and spending power of Ireland's 200,000 lesbians and gay men are about to be released. The Out Now 2007 GCN Ireland Gay Community Market Report will shed new light on gay community issues and reveal the facts - and the myths - that lie behind Ireland's Pink Euro gay market economy. - June 12, 2007 - Out Now

Pelladio Developers Announces Style Search Contest for Their 950MODE Condominium Project in Northern Liberties

Pelladio Developers Announces Style Search Contest for Their 950MODE Condominium Project in Northern Liberties

Pelladio Developers and Philly Style Magazine are showcasing some of Philly's hottest designers with "Style Search": An interior design contest for Pelladio Developers' 950MODE condominium project in Northern Liberties. The contest launches June 21, at Philadelphia Style Magazine's Best of Style Party. - June 11, 2007 - Pelladio Developers, LLC

iUniverse Title Honored in International Latino Book Awards

"The Mystics of Reyesville" by Corinne Chacon was recognized in four categories of the International Latino Book Awards. - June 10, 2007 - iUniverse

DuoShare Certifies as SuiteLink™ Interface Developer

DuoShare, Inc. recently certified SuiteLink with the United States Postal Service® - June 09, 2007 - DuoShare, Inc

Portland Designer Receives Multiple Awards in International Competition

Ryan Graphics, Big Tricks for Small Budgets, has just received multiple awards from the 4th annual International award competition sponsored by is a well known website in the creative industry. An online source for creatives to showcase work samples, search the job... - June 09, 2007 - Ryan Graphics

Four iUniverse Titles Receive Accolades in ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards

Four iUniverse titles received honors in ForeWord Magazine's Eighth Annual Book of the Year Awards. - June 09, 2007 - iUniverse Presents Webinars on How To Find Voice Actors Online

The team at recently started offering webinars to their customers, teaching them how to use the voice actor marketplace and hire voice actors online. - June 08, 2007 -

Revealing the Secrets of Google 2.0 with the Help of WhiteSmoke Software

Revealing the Secrets of Google 2.0 with the Help of WhiteSmoke Software

Using the right words is the key to productive searching. WhiteSmoke helps you find the relevant keywords with its wide synonyms finder. - June 07, 2007 - WhiteSmoke

Ten iUniverse Titles Honored in 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Ten iUniverse titles recently received honors in the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards. - June 07, 2007 - iUniverse

Exopolis Revives Vintage Edward Hopper-Inspired Promo for Turner Classic Movies

Creative studio Exopolis was recently tapped by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to breath new life into the much-loved “Sunny Side of Life” promo that first aired on the network 13 years ago. Using modern-day animation techniques, Exopolis brought viewers into a moody Edward Hopper-esque... - June 07, 2007 - Exopolis

Next Level Introduces Vehicle Magnetic Sign Kits

Vehicle magnetic sign kits give auto dealers and edge in marketing to street traffic. - June 07, 2007 - Next Level Direct

Megan Duhon Joins BrainForest Digital Animatics as Production Associate and Head Sales Rep.

BrainForest Digital Animatics has hired Megan Duhon as Production Associate and Head Sales Rep. In her new role, Duhon’s responsibilities include production coordination and working with the studio’s sales team on new business development and market research. Prior to joining... - June 07, 2007 - BrainForest Digital Animatics Announces the Newest Rankings for Internet Marketing and Services Vendors for June 2007 Announces the Newest Rankings for Internet Marketing and Services Vendors for June 2007

As more companies are looking for experts to handle their Internet Marketing, helps provide all the resources needed to ensure you find the best of the best. - June 06, 2007 -

The Mrytle Beach Herald Achieves Another First

The Myrtle Beach Herald, one the Southeast’s most progressive newspapers, has become the first U.S. news publication to assign UV scores to its news stories and columns. What is a UV score, and what is its purpose? UV stands for Understanding Value, an innovation of Understanding... - June 06, 2007 - Understanding Corporation

Real Estate Site Nominated for 4 Innovation Awards at Inman News

The Inman News Innovator Award is one of the most prestigious and coveted honors in the real estate industry. has been nominated for Most Innovative Technology, Most Innovative Media Site, Most Innovative Web Service, The 2007 Innovator of the Year. - June 06, 2007 -

Juli LaDue Named Programs Co-Chair Of Ad Club of the Triangle Board of Directors

Wendy Coulter, president of Hummingbird Creative Group, a Raleigh-based creative services firm, has announced that Juli LaDue, creative director of the firm, has been named Programs co-chair of the board of directors for the Ad Club of the Triangle. As Programs co-chair, LaDue will assist in... - June 06, 2007 - Hummingbird Creative Group

eBook Offers New Rules for Public Speakers

Professional speaker offer 45 rules to make anyone a great public speaker. - June 06, 2007 - Stirtz Group

Kenneth Brown Design Goes Online with MSN Shopping

Kenneth Brown Design Goes Online with MSN Shopping

Celebrity interior designer Kenneth Brown and MSN Shopping have teamed up to bring today’s hottest interior design ideas, trends and tips to the online community. This month Kenneth shares his ideas about summer and covers hot color combinations for a cool summer look, sizzling outdoor rooms and fabulous French faux bois mirrors, chairs, benches and lamps. - June 05, 2007 - Kenneth Brown Design

Stop Studios Recognized By American Institute of Graphic Arts

Raven Manocchio, principal and business director for Stop Studios, an award-winning creative services firm specializing in communication design and event management, has announced that the firm has received the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) BOOM Award for the design of The Sarah P. Duke... - June 05, 2007 - Stop Studios

BongoBee Website & Graphic Designer Launches New Site Offering Free Custom Websites to Non-Profit Organizations

To celebrate the new launch of, a website & graphic design company, they are offering a free website once a month to non- profit organizations. “We are extremely excited about the launch of our new site and want a way to give back to the community”, said Teri Kawauchi,... - June 05, 2007 - BongoBee Web Services

A3 The Night, Life & Style Network Joins Joost

New Channel Features The Best of Global Nightlife, Fashion & Style - June 04, 2007 - A3 The Night, Life & Style Network

VitalSource Among First Technology Companies to Adhere to Newly Released Digital Publishing Standard OPS 2.0

Digital book applications developer strengthens position as preferred partner to content providers - June 04, 2007 - VitalSource Technologies, Inc.

Turbo Photo Announces Mini-Collection Stock Photo CDs

Turbo Photo ( announces a new series of stock photo CDs called ‘mini-collections’. The mini-collections contain only 25 images, but are more affordable and more specialized in content. This is different than traditional stock photo CDs, which typically contain 50-100... - June 04, 2007 - Turbo Photo

SelmarQ Designs Environmental Graphics for Gaskin

Gaskin Asset Management has retained SelmarQ to develop corporate environmental graphics for their offices in Charlotte, N.C. The Gaskin firm has been providing investment expertise to individuals, corporations and foundations in the Southeast U.S. for over twenty years. “Our goal was to... - June 03, 2007 - Selmarq

Ben Orisich, HomeNYC Creative Director, Selected for Shoot’s 2007 New Directors Showcase

Ben Orisich, HomeNYC Creative Director, Selected for Shoot’s 2007 New Directors Showcase

HomeNYC's Ben Orisich was recently recognized for his directorial talents by Shoot's 5th Annual New Directors Showcase. 'In The Snow,' the commercial for IZOD, which earned him this distinction, also marked his national debut as a commercial director - and was one of two of his spots, which aired during this year’s Super Bowl. - June 02, 2007 - HomeNYC

New Concept in Web Directories Allows Site Owners to Fully Control Link Placements

The Szab Network announces the launch of the company’s seventh Web directory,, a directory that allows users to choose exactly where in the Web directory their listings will appear. - June 02, 2007 - SZAB Network

Free in Your Face Mobile Billboard Advertising for Charities

Advertising In Motion announces it’s AIMagine!(sm) program to work with charities and other non-profits. Free advertising space is available for qualifying non-profits that directly benefit crime prevention, children and women related issues in the Heart of Florida. - June 02, 2007 - Advertising In Motion (AIM)

Free Teleseminar Answers Questions on How to Get Published

Book publishing coach Diane Eble will interview former acquisitions editor Terry Whalin on how to get published by a traditional publisher, in a free teleseminar on June 5. (Replay available afterward.) - June 02, 2007 - Words to Profit

Add - A New Free Ads and Free Classifieds Service for Ireland

Add,, has launched a new Irish service that makes online buying and selling easy. - June 02, 2007 - Add

Home Staging Provides Sellers with a Major Advantage in Boston’s Real Estate Market / NECN Films Dramatic Transformation at Local Home

Mike and Lenore Mahoney will be selling their home at 72 Green St. Needham, MA. In order to ensure that their property presents better than the competitors’, they have secured the staging services of DaVinci Designer Gallery. NECN (New England Cable News) will be filming the property’s... - June 01, 2007 - DaVinci Designer Gallery

President of Forerunner Communications Seeks to Be the Next Internet Millionaire

Cliff Hammock, President of Forerunner Communications, today announced his first round entry into the world's first Internet marketing reality show, The Next Internet Millionaire. - June 01, 2007 - Forerunner Communications

Cathy Sanita Named President Of Business And Professional Women Of Raleigh

Wendy Coulter, president of Hummingbird Creative Group, a Raleigh-based creative services firm, has announced that Cathy Sanita, the firm’s director of operations, has been named president of Business and Professional Women of Raleigh. As president, Sanita will aid the organization in working... - June 01, 2007 - Hummingbird Creative Group

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