News Article | February 27, 2017
The industry’s leading automotive repair shop management software program now delivers integrated access to ATD’s catalog of more than 40,000 tire SKUs. ELK GROVE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA® LLC, an AutoZone® company, the leading provider of manufacturers’ automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, announced it has partnered with ATD to provide Manage Online customers access to the integrated ATD catalog directly from their Manage Online account. In its continuing commitment to make its products more responsive to repair shops’ workflow needs, the ALLDATA – ATD relationship will now allow Manage Online customers to: “We’re always on the lookout for ways to help our customers save time, streamline their workflow, and improve their bottom line,” said Mitch Major, President, ALLDATA LLC. “We’re proud to partner with ATD, the premier tire distributor for North America and give our customers direct access to ATD’s catalog. This seamless integration will be a welcome timesaver. Plus, it’s being offered at no additional cost to our Manage Online customers.” ALLDATA Manage Online provides cloud-based shop management tools that help shop owners run their businesses more profitably and manage their customers’ experience all in one place. It’s also mobile-friendly; Manage Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere through a supported browser. To learn more about Manage Online, visit alldata.com/manage-online. “ATD values its relationships with vendor partners AutoZone and ALLDATA, and we’re thrilled to be integrating our catalog with Manage Online,” said Ron Sinclair, Chief Marketing Officer, ATD & Tire Pros. “An added bonus is that our Tire Pros shops will still earn IPG (Installed Parts Group) Rewards when they order hard parts through Manage Online. It’s a win-win opportunity.” For more information about ALLDATA, please visit www.alldata.com or call 916.478.3094. About ALLDATA ALLDATA® is the leading provider of unedited OEM (original equipment manufacturer) information for the automotive repair and collision industries. Founded in 1986, the Elk Grove, Calif.-based company has more than 100,000 subscribers in North America who rely on ALLDATA for OEM-accurate automotive service and collision repair information, shop management software, training, and customer relations tools. ALLDATA’S flagship products, ALLDATA Repair® and ALLDATA Collision®, feature a factory-direct database of more than 38,000 engine-specific vehicles – 95% of all vehicles on the road today. ALLDATA Repair is the go-to source for comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry, and it includes expert repair technician support in ALLDATA® CommunitySM. ALLDATA Collision is the single source of OEM collision repair information, delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. The ALLDATA Mobile® app, combined with a tablet, makes vehicle information and ALLDATA Repair available right at the vehicle to speed repairs. ALLDATA Manage® Online is a comprehensive shop management system that offers anytime, anywhere access to create quotes and invoices, electronically order parts, manage bays and technicians and track shop profitability. ALLDATA Tech-Assist® provides one-on-one assistance by phone from ASE Certified Master Technicians to help diagnose and solve tough repairs. ALLDATA® Training GarageSM is an online training resource with technical and business courses for shop staff and automotive students at all levels. Visit www.alldata.com for more information. As of November 19, 2016, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,313 AutoZone stores in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 488 stores in Mexico, 26 IMC branches and eight stores in Brazil for a total count of 5,835. AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each AutoZone store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. IMC branches carry an extensive line of original equipment quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories, performance and replacement parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com and www.imcparts.net. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
News Article | March 1, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AquaFold, Inc. a sorti la version Aqua Data Studio 18, une mise à niveau importante de son logiciel universel de gestion et d’analyse de bases de données, qui offre la synchronisation des schémas ce qui permet aux utilisateurs de déployer sans difficultés des différences d’un schéma de base de données source à un schéma cible. Cette dernière version apporte des améliorations significatives au niveau des fonctions d’analytique visuelle pour fournir aux utilisateurs dans le domaine de la veille stratégique plus de moyens d’analyser rapidement et efficacement leurs volumes de données sans cesse croissants. Avec un nouvel outil de moniteur de connexion, des plans Explain (expliquer) pour Amazon Redshift et Teradata, la prise en charge SQL standard de Google BigQuery et un éditeur SQL amélioré, la version 18 est la version la plus riche en fonctionnalités à ce jour. L’assistant de synchronisation de schémas dans la nouvelle version prend en charge Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2 LUW et Sybase ASE. Il permet aux utilisateurs de sélectionner des dépendances, de mapper les colonnes manquantes, de configurer le script pour corriger les éventuels problèmes de déploiement, d’afficher un récapitulatif des actions et des mises en garde et de générer le script de déploiement final en vue de l’exécution. « Ces dix dernières années, l’attente des clients a évolué et ils demandent une plus grande richesse en termes de fonctionnalités intégrées dans l’éditeur », affirme Niels Gron. « Pour répondre efficacement à cette demande croissante, nous avons retravaillé notre cadre d’éditeur pour qu’il soit plus extensible, et apporté un grand nombre d’améliorations au niveau de la facilité d'utilisation et des fonctionnalités. » Les éditeurs repensés offrent des barres Status (état), Annotation et Marker (marqueur) améliorées, une fonctionnalité de recherche et remplacement rationalisée, la possibilité de zoomer dans l’éditeur actif et des fonctions de fermeture de signes de ponctuation (fermeture automatique des crochets et des guillemets, par ex.). La version 18 offre un nouvel outil appelé Connection Monitor (moniteur de connexion) qui donne la possibilité d’utiliser la commande ping pour les connexions de base de données sur une base périodique, de rafraîchir les résultats dans votre fenêtre de requête à un intervalle défini et d’activer la validation automatique après que le seuil d’inactivité est dépassé. Les améliorations apportées aux fonctions d’analytique visuelle comprennent la prise en charge des cartes de symboles et des graphiques à puces, la prise en charge des axes fixes, le tri avancé, les filtres de date relative, l’exportation en fichiers PDF, un éditeur de champs calculés repensé, la possibilité de mettre en surbrillance dans les graphiques, et bien plus encore. La prise en charge de bases de données a été mise à niveau et comprend désormais Apache Hive 2.1, Cloudera 5.8, DB2 LUW 11.1, Hortonworks 2.5, MapR 5.1, MongoDB 3.4, MySQL 5.7, PostgreSQL 9.5, SQL Server 2016, Vertica 8, VoltDB 6.8, et une mise à jour des pilotes pour Amazon Redshift, Oracle, et DB2 iSeries. Aqua Data Studio 18.0 est localisé en 9 langues et fonctionne sous Windows, Mac OS X et Linux. La solution peut être téléchargée sur le site http://www.aquafold.com/aquadatastudio_downloads.html. Une liste complète des nouvelles fonctionnalités et améliorations est disponible sur http://www.aquaclusters.com/app/home/project/public/aquadatastudio/wikibook/New-Features-18.0/page/0/What-s-New-in-Version-18-0. AquaFold, Inc. est un fournisseur d’outils logiciels de bases de données destinés aux bases de données relationnelles. Plus de 300 000 utilisateurs de plus de 98 pays différents utilisent les produits d’AquaFold pour concevoir, développer, modéliser et administrer leurs bases de données relationnelles. AquaFold a son siège à Austin, au Texas. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter le site http://www.aquafold.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "3D Semiconductor Packaging Market-Global opportunity analysis and industry forecast, 2014-2022", projects that the 3D semiconductor packaging market is expected to garner $8.9 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 15.7%. In the year 2015, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market and contributed over 50% of the overall market and it's anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period. Summary of the 3D Semiconductor Packaging Market Report can be accessed on the website at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/3D-semiconductor-packaging-market 3D semiconductor packaging is an advanced packaging technology to fabricate high-performance chips such as flash memories, DRAMS, NAND, and others, which are highly used in high-performance computers, image sensors, smartphones, and others. The demand for 3D semiconductor packaging market is globally expected to rise during the forecast period due to increase in demand for miniaturized circuits and short replacement period of electronics products, which are primarily constituted of integrated circuits manufactured with 3D packaging technology. Moreover, surge in the automotive sector and growth in demand for miniature circuits in portable electronic devices provide opportunities in the market. However, establishment of new production facility in 3D semiconductor packaging industry requires high amount of investment, thus restraining the market growth. 3D wire bonded dominated the market in 2015, by contributing for more than 43% of overall technology segment in 3D semiconductor packaging market. This was attributed by its extensive usage in flash memories, and it's a traditional approach which has established itself well in the market. Furthermore, extended usage of flash memories in computers, smartphones, industrial robotics, and other consumer electronic devices propel the growth of 3D wire bonded packaging segment. On the basis of materials used in fabricating these chips, organic substrate garnered the maximum market share and claimed more than 41% market share in 2015 as they are the basic building blocks of the chips and have very high price. This was followed by bonding wire as they are utilized in 3D wire bonded packaging design, which garnered the largest share in the technology segment. Although, with the rise of other technologies, which consume less space than wire bonded chips, require less power and have higher efficiency, the share of the bonding wires in the market will be slightly impacted during the forecast period. Electronics industry contributed over 48% of the overall 3D semiconductor packaging market in 2015. Increase in penetration of 3D semiconductor packaged chips in devices such as smartphones, laptops, digital cameras, and others drives the growth in market as these chips are majorly used in camera and memory. However, IT & telecom is expected to grow fastest at a CAGR of 19.2% during the forecast period, owing to increased investment by developing nations to increase connectivity and rise in number of wireless devices worldwide. Asia-Pacific dominated the market in 2015, accounting over 50% of the total market revenue, and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is accredited to the presence of various manufacturing facilities, ongoing R&D, high consumption, and production of electronic products where 3D semiconductor packaged chips are steadily utilized. Further, North America and Europe are the second and third leading regions in 3D semiconductor packaging market, and are expected to witness fast paced growth as the market is still in its developing phase. Increase in trend of miniaturization in portable electronic industry and rise in dependency on these devices worldwide is shifting device manufacturers toward finding new methods of size reduction and overall efficiency enhancement of these devices, thus driving the growth of 3D semiconductor packaging market states Gaurav Shukla, Research Associate, Semiconductor and Electronics at AMR. The key players of the global 3D semiconductor packaging market are employing novel concepts & ideas, improving manufacturing techniques, and improving the current set of products, besides enhancing their profitability to gain a competitive edge over the other market players. The key players profiled in the report include Amkor Technology, ASE group, Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co. Ltd., SÜSS MicroTec AG., International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., STMicroelectronics, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Summary of similar reports can be viewed at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/semiconductor-and-electronics/semiconductors-market-report Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of "Market Research Reports" and "Business Intelligence Solutions". AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain. We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.
News Article | March 1, 2017
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asante Gold Corporation (CSE:ASE) (FRANKFURT:1A9) (OTC:ASGOF) (“Asante” or the “Company") announces that it has commenced a 1,000 metre drilling program at the MEM showing area on our Keyhole Option, Diaso area, Asankrangwa gold belt, Ghana. The program will test six high priority geophysical IP and resistivity targets recently outlined by our survey team. The first hole, MEM-17-001, was collared to test the moderate IP responses under the old MEM showing and shafts. The hole was abandoned at 43.5m in a very broken and brecciated shear vein, after passing through an old underground working. The hole was re-collared as MEM-17-001B, steepened to avoid the old workings and is drilling ahead to intersect any down dip extensions of the old MEM workings. Please see recent pictures from the drilling on our web site, Keyhole project page at http://www.asantegold.com/projects/keyhole-option. In addition, the Company and BXC Company Ghana Limited are continuing to work towards closing the previously announced 50:50 joint venture with the Company to develop the Kubi Mining Leases in Ghana towards production. Closing is now expected to take place in stages over the next 30 days: completion of purchase of 30% equity interest in the Company; Ministerial consent to Joint Venture; and funding of Joint Venture. On behalf of the Board, "Douglas R. MacQuarrie" President and CEO About Asante Gold Corporation Asante and BXC are proceeding to develop the Kubi Gold Joint Venture as a potential near term underground mine; and Asante is exploring the Keyhole, Fahiakoba and Betenase concessions, all adjoining or along strike of major gold mines near the centre of Ghana’s Golden Triangle. This news release contains statements of forward-looking information (or "FLI") including those in respect of future exploration, joint venture, development, permitting and mining at Kubi and the other properties in which the Company has an interest, financings, requisite shareholder approvals and timing for closing of the options. FLI involves risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to vary from the FLI. The risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: the risk of failure to obtain sufficient financing; the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties; the uncertainties involved in interpreting drill results and other exploration data; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities; the geology, grade and continuity of mineralization; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; accidents, equipment breakdowns, labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in production and operations; the availability and costs of suitable toll milling facilities; fluctuating prices of metals and other commodities; currency fluctuations; the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability and the lack of any assurance that the Company will receive all of the necessary governmental title and approvals to proceed with the development of its projects. The material factors and assumptions on which the FLI is based include the extensive Kubi drilling database and current mineral resource estimate, the previously successful permitting, mining, trucking and milling operations at Kubi, the local availability of skilled labor, plant and machinery, and the positive results from previous metallurgical tests on the Kubi Main deposit mineralization. The Company undertakes no obligation to update FLI except as required by applicable law. Such information represents management's best judgment based on information currently available. Readers are advised not to place undue reliance on FLI. Neither IIROC nor any stock exchange or other securities regulatory authority accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
News Article | February 28, 2017
New York, Feb. 27, 2017 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and the American Society of Echocardiography, a professional, nonprofit organization of scientists and healthcare workers involved in cardiovascular ultrasound, today announced the launch of CASE: Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports. CASE is an online, bi-monthly journal with the mission of publishing interesting and educational cases where echocardiography plays a crucial role in diagnosis and management. Although the journal is focused on echocardiography, it also reflects current practice with multiple complementary imaging modalities, facilitating more accurate diagnosis and thereby improving patient care. The journal emphasizes case-based problem solving through critical analysis, insightful solutions, and innovative imaging. It incorporates the latest technology for image exploration, including the ability to zoom and pan high-resolution images and scroll through DICOM images and manipulate them in three dimensions. CASE is led by Editors-in-Chief L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD, FASE, FACC, and Karen G. Zimmerman, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE, and an editorial board of echo experts from a wide variety of countries. The journal will reflect cardiovascular practices throughout the world, and the editors mirror this global perspective. "We are proud to start an exciting new journal dedicated to cases where echocardiography and other cardiovascular imaging have a premier role in diagnosing and helping to manage complex clinical situations," Dr. Rodrigez commented. "Visual learners know that every picture tells a story. Echocardiography, like all imaging, is the universal communication tool. We will share real-life imaging experiences to assist in better patient care." For more information or to submit an article, visit the homepage of CASE: Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports. About the American Society of Echocardiography The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is the largest global organization for physicians, cardiovascular sonographers, nurses, and scientists involved in echocardiography, the use of ultrasound to image the heart and cardiovascular system. The organization was founded in 1975 and comprises nearly 17,000 members. ASE is the leading body for CV ultrasound, setting standards and guidelines and providing education for the field. For more information, visit http://www. . Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. http://www.
News Article | February 27, 2017
Cars are getting more complex by the day as manufacturers add collision-avoidance systems, “autopilot” modes and other high-tech features—and these changes are creating big challenges for drivers who want their cars fixed correctly the first time, writes Janet Bigelow of Aberdeen-based Advanced Tire & Auto Center, in a new blog post. Gone are the days when a knowledgeable mechanic or driver could open the hood of just about any car and know exactly what they were looking at, notes Bigelow, who has ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Diesel Technologies certifications, and is a State of New Jersey Certified Emission Repair Technician and Licensed Emission Inspector. “When I was growing up, most women would ask their fathers or husbands to take the car to the mechanic. The idea was that men knew how to fix cars, while women would get hoodwinked,” Bigelow writes. “But after working as an automotive repair technician for the past 16 years, I’d like to share a secret with you—today’s cars are a mystery to nearly everybody, including many auto mechanics.” The reason is simple enough: The typical car today is a Wi-Fi-enabled, rolling gizmo with USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, and an average of 38 onboard computers, writes the Holmdel native. Successfully servicing and repairing these vehicles increasingly hinges on access to sophisticated, manufacturer-specific diagnostic technology—expensive factory equipment that few independent garages or national franchise operators are willing to invest in, Bigelow explains in the post. To save money and offer broad-based capability, many garages rely on generic scanners that spit out limited information. “Much like an x-ray, a generic scan tool offers a limited view, while in comparison, a factory scan tool is like an MRI of your vehicle,” Bigelow says. “It takes months, even years, to master the function and operation of each individual factory tool. Factory scan tools, paired with certified technicians, allow access into the vehicle’s operating systems. This yields a clearer picture of what’s happening with your vehicle, and it can save you a lot of money.” By way of illustration, Bigelow cites the example of a customer who takes a vehicle to the garage after her car’s “check engine” light comes on. While a generic scan might yield a single code—“oxygen sensor”—this does not necessarily mean that the oxygen sensor is the problem. “The mechanic changes your oxygen sensor based on the limited view of your vehicle and information provided by this generic scan,” Bigelow notes. “Like a blindfolded dart-thrower, the mechanic just took a guess, but it didn’t work. The real problem, it turns out, was a simple vacuum leak.” Unfortunately, many shops see the return visits that come from such incorrect diagnoses as an “opportunity” to charge customers for an additional attempted repair, Bigelow explains. The blog post also includes several tips for savvy drivers, including why it’s smart to avoid garages that offer “free diagnostics;” the need to verify that the garage has exactly the right factory diagnostic equipment for you specific vehicle; and why it’s a good idea to make sure the mechanics are fully certified rather than merely “trained.” Bigelow also advises that it’s a good idea to vet prospective auto repair shops via outside sources. “Car repairs merit some research,” she writes. “Be skeptical of review sites that allow friends and family to praise the business. It’s smarter to read reviews from actual customers on sites like SureCritic.” The full post is available at: http://advancedtireauto.blogspot.com/2017/02/clueless-about-car-repair-when-i-was.html?spref=bl About Advanced Tire & Auto Center. Advanced Tire & Auto Center, located on Route 35 in Aberdeen, Twp., N.J., was established by veteran mechanic Jason Bigelow in 1995, who now runs the business with his wife Janet, also a mechanic. Known for its focus on diagnosing and repairing state-of-the-art, 21st-century vehicles, Advanced Tire & Auto Center utilizes 21 factory O.E. diagnostic tools paired with well-trained technicians to perform the same level of service offered by dealerships, but at lower costs. Its comprehensive offering also includes tire sales and service, wheel alignments, “check engine light” diagnostics, as well as services to corporate and municipal vehicle fleets, body shops and insurance companies.
News Article | February 23, 2017
Incoherent photonic generation and processing of microwave signals avoid cumbersome and costly pulsed lasers by using an incoherent broadband light source. This methodology has attracted great interest for a wide range of important applications, such as implementation of microwave photonics filter, arbitrary waveform generation and Fourier transformation. The main limitation of a conventional incoherent photonic signal processing technique is the extremely low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the output signal. The low SNR is a result of the spontaneous emission of a purely incoherent light source such as amplified spontaneous emission (ASE). Therefore, signal manipulation and measurement cannot be achieved in a single shot using a conventional incoherent-light microwave signal processing system. Thousands of times average is typically required to mitigate the white noise that is intrinsically present at the output of an incoherent microwave signal processing system, restricting application of the system to processing periodically repeating signals. Recently, Prof. Ming Li and his research team in Institute of Semiconductor, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (Canada) report a reconfigurable and single-shot incoherent optical signal processing system for chirped microwave signal compression. In the proposed scheme, they use a multi-wavelength laser (MWL) as the incoherent light source, rather than a continuous spectrum. Due to the use of the MWL, the SNR of the output signal gets improved significantly such that operation in a single-shot is possible. Moreover, the design enables realization of a fiber-based microwave dispersive line with an extremely large chromatic dispersion (i.e., a few ns2, equivalent to several thousand kilometers of conventional single-mode fiber). Such an accomplishment is achieved using a design called time-spectrum convolution (TSC) system. The effective dispersion of microwave signal through this TSC system is orders of magnitude higher than the actual physical optical dispersion used in the system. Furthermore, the induced dispersion on the microwave signal is tunable by adjusting the programmable optical filter or by changing the optical dispersive medium, such that the proposed scheme is fully reconfigurable. Different chirped microwave signals with GHz-bandwidth are successfully compressed and the robustness of the proposed system when input RF signals are largely distorted is also discussed.
News Article | February 21, 2017
— Established leader in online reputation and public relations, IC Media Direct joined renowned business executives and industry leaders at Affiliate Summit East (ASE) 2016 to share insightful market analyses and hear views of other participants on current economic trends nationwide and around the globe. The annual tradeshow took place on July 31 through August 2 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, bringing together over 5,000 marketers, vendors, networks and media outlets. Reputation management experts at IC Media Direct spoke on the importance of building an unparalleled online brand for businesses as well as individuals, tackling some of the forward-thinking strategies they utilize for successful content marketing. Established in 2003, Affiliate Summit Inc. has a proven track record in managing highly successful marketing projects and delivering numerous insightful events, educational sessions, and tradeshows. With combined experience of more than 30 years in affiliate marketing, founders of the company Shawn Collins and Missy Ward believe in the power of interpersonal networking and information exchange in today’s fast-paced digital world. Their landmark events create an invaluable learning and sharing environment for thought leaders, start-ups, merchants, and vendors to discuss new opportunities for effective business development and digital innovations. With an established expertise in providing state-of-the art solutions to customers who aim to showcase their brand online in the best light, IC Media Direct was delighted to bring first-class advice and tips on effective reputation management to affiliates and merchants at the conference. Experts at IC Media Direct reinforced confidence in search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and emphasized the need for every brand to regularly put out content and use technological advancement to develop and maintain captivating online presence. The 2016 edition of Affiliate Summit featured a collection of keynotes from most influential and thought-provoking public figures in the field of digital platforms and marketing. Speaker Scott Stratten, a social media and relationship marketing expert, President of Un-Marketing and the author of four best-selling business books, is one of “America’s 10 Marketing Gurus”, according to Business Review USA. The final and concluding day of Affiliate Summit East 2016 saw a SEO keynote panel, featuring Bruce Clay (President of Bruce Clay, Inc.), Duane Forrester (VP at Bruce Clay, Inc.), and Stephan Spencer (Co-Author of The Art of SEO). Founded in 1996, IC Media Direct is an award-winning PR and online reputation management company, dedicated to brand repair for customers across the globe. Its cutting-edge technological solutions and highly competitive and unmatched online reputation packages have vastly improved the Internet presence of numerous businesses, professional athletes, politicians, fortune top 500 CEOs, celebrities, among many others. Major marketing conferences and events frequently benefit from IC Media Direct’s participation and sponsorships, including Affiliate Summit, Leadscon, SES, and ad:tech conferences. To see your Online Reputation Report, visit http://www.icmediadirect.com For more information, please visit http://www.ICMediaDirect.com
News Article | February 15, 2017
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News Article | February 15, 2017
4 Wheel Parts, the global leader in off-road performance product sales and installation, is staging two grand reopening celebrations at locations in the Pacific Northwest this Saturday, February 11. The Portland, Oregon and Lynnwood, Washington retail stores will host events for off-road enthusiasts featuring significant discounts, installation specials and multiple giveaways. The family-friendly celebrations will give visitors a chance to see the newly renovated stores with state-of-the-art showrooms and service bays. The free events happening this Saturday give attendees a chance to experience 4 Wheel Parts’ unique off-road shopping concept in person in addition to other activities. Showrooms offer the aftermarket industry’s most comprehensive array of truck, Jeep and SUV parts and accessories in a user-friendly environment. “We’re excited to host our grand reopening and people who have already come in and seen the retail store’s remodeled look have really been impressed,” says Portland Store Manager Tom Dettman. “Activities include raffling off a $500 4 Wheel Parts shopping spree, a car crush and RTI ramp and off-road vendors on hand with products include ARB 4x4 Accessories, Warrior and Bestop.” The two grand reopening celebrations will have 4x4 experts offering tricks, tips and concepts for potential builds and will feature giveaways ranging from a set of Pro Comp wheels to a Smittybilt XRC winch. ASE-certified technicians will be onsite providing installation discounts on select products purchased. The two new locations join 4 Wheel Parts’ expanding lineup of 77 retail stores across North America. “We’ve received awesome feedback on the retail side and visitors to the store love the graphics above the new displays and the overall layout and footprint of the showroom,” says Dave Hall, Lynnwood Store Manager. Their celebration will feature an outdoor tent set up with inflatable games for the whole family, a catered free food truck for lunch and local radio stations KMPS 94.1 FM and JACK FM 96.5 broadcasting live from the location. What: 4 Wheel Parts Grand Reopening Celebrations When: Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. About 4 Wheel Parts 4 Wheel Parts is the global leader in truck, Jeep, SUV and off-road performance products. With 77 locations across the U.S. and Canada and growing, 4 Wheel Parts Service Centers install all the products they sell. Maintaining the nation’s largest inventory of off-road all-terrain tires, wheels, suspension products and LED fog lights, 4 Wheel Parts serves customers across the country and around the globe. Life is Better Off-Road™. Visit them at 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.