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Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of 2016 OLC Awards and Effective Practice Awards

The Online Learning Consortium recently announced the recipients of the 2016 OLC Awards and the 2016 Effective Practice Awards, which will be presented at OLC Accelerate 2016 (#OLCAccelerate), in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 16-18. "Members of the OLC community continually strive to develop and deliver quality online learning experiences," said Kathleen S. Ives, D.M., CEO and executive … Continue reading Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of 2016 OLC Awards and Effective Practice Awards

Vya Expands Compliance Features of Its Marketing Resource Management System for Bank Marketers

Vya, a leading provider of simplified local marketing systems for distributed organizations, today announced it has expanded the regulatory compliance features of its marketing research management system for bank marketers. The enhanced features will help reduce costs associated with regulatory compliance by automating tasks related to cobranding activities and disclosures, direct mail and email opt-outs, … Continue reading Vya Expands Compliance Features of Its Marketing Resource Management System for Bank Marketers

Shout About Us Unveils Reputation Management for Digital Agencies, Media Companies and Other Resellers

Shout About Us, provider of online review management to multi-location brands and local businesses through reseller-partners, today introduced a private-label version of its ReviewNavigator software for digital marketing agencies, media companies and other resellers that serve the marketing needs of local businesses. ReviewNavigator features an easy-to-use set of state-of-the-art digital tools for generating online reviews … Continue reading Shout About Us Unveils Reputation Management for Digital Agencies, Media Companies and Other Resellers

Navads Taps Former TomTom POI and Supply Chain Expert as New Operations Director

Navads, the leading provider of location content to the databases that power the navigation and mapping industry, continues its growth path with the hiring of former TomTom point-of-interest (POI) operations and supply chain expert Tjerk van der Lande. Van der Lande will serve as Navads’ new Operations Director, joining a growing team, which includes recently … Continue reading Navads Taps Former TomTom POI and Supply Chain Expert as New Operations Director

BIA/Kelsey Estimates On-Demand Household and Transportation Services Will Generate $18.5B in Revs in 2015

BIA/Kelsey estimates companies providing on-demand household and transportation services will generate $18.5 billion in revenues in 2015, representing 3.9 percent of the total addressable potential market for on-demand services. Much of that revenue is captured in transportation, particularly by Uber, which is expected to book more than $10 billion in ride revenue in 2015 (inclusive … Continue reading BIA/Kelsey Estimates On-Demand Household and Transportation Services Will Generate $18.5B in Revs in 2015

‘Best-in-Track’ Sessions for OLC’s Upcoming Blended Learning Conference Point to Education’s Digital Future

The Online Learning Consortium today announced the “Best-in-Track” sessions for its 12th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop (#Blend15), which takes place July 7-8, in Denver, Colorado. The theme of this year’s conference is “Blended Learning: Leading Education’s Digital Future.” The two-day conference program includes a variety of featured sessions, interactive workshops, information sessions, vendor … Continue reading ‘Best-in-Track’ Sessions for OLC’s Upcoming Blended Learning Conference Point to Education’s Digital Future

Retail SMBs Nurturing Customer Relationships with Digital Tools

Retail SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses in the retail vertical industry segment) are highly oriented toward digital media, according to a new report by BIA/Kelsey titled, “Retail SMBs – Advertising & Marketing Trends.” Retail SMBs surveyed reported they planned to spend 43 percent of their total ad budget on digital media in the 12 months … Continue reading Retail SMBs Nurturing Customer Relationships with Digital Tools

‘BIA/Kelsey NOW’ to Examine the Rise of the Local On-Demand Economy, June 12, San Francisco

From ride sharing and hospitality to house cleaning, odd jobs and roadside assistance, consumers, workers and investors are enthusiastically joining the local on-demand economy (LODE). BIA/Kelsey NOW, June 12, in San Francisco, will examine the rise of LODE and its implications for brands, service providers, local media and local workforces. “At BIA/Kelsey NOW, we'll sit … Continue reading ‘BIA/Kelsey NOW’ to Examine the Rise of the Local On-Demand Economy, June 12, San Francisco

BIA/Kelsey: Automotive Businesses to Spend $15.1B on Local Advertising in 2015

In its latest vertical industry report, “Insights into Local Advertising – Automotive Vertical,” BIA/Kelsey estimates automotive organizations will spend more than $15.1 billion on local advertising in 2015, representing 11.1 percent of the $137.9 billion total local advertising market. Of this amount, 77 percent is expected to be allocated to traditional media. BIA/Kelsey estimates 33.9 … Continue reading BIA/Kelsey: Automotive Businesses to Spend $15.1B on Local Advertising in 2015

ADP Chairman Laura Hill Becomes First Woman Elected Mayor of Southlake, Texas

Chairman of the Board of the Association of Directory Publishers (ADP) and Co-Owner of Downey Publishing Laura Hill was elected Mayor of Southlake, Texas, on Saturday, May 9. She is the first woman to be elected to this post in this suburban city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, where she defeated her opponent with … Continue reading ADP Chairman Laura Hill Becomes First Woman Elected Mayor of Southlake, Texas