Gamification and Rewards Programs Utilizing the IoT
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Most people haven't heard the word, "gamification," even though they
probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day.
Gamification is "the process of adding games or game-like elements to
something (as a task) so as to encourage participation." Further,
gamification is about bringing game mechanics - rules, constructs, processes,
and methods - into the real world in an effort to engage people.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of
Intrepid Data, discussed how wearables, analytics, and geospatial
technologies can be combined to transform the world into the ultimate game
board. Organizations can grasp consumer, employee, or client intrinsic
interest by setting up cool, collaborative, and rewarding systems using the
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Anthony Soave uses his innate ability to spot potential and value in people,
equipment, and companies others might disregard.
Soave Enterprises is led by an experienced and professional executive team
who share a common goal of getting the job done right and following a united
path towards success. For Anthony Soave, his team is his right hand,
providing the support, guidance, and insight necessary to continue to build
success in this modern era. However, ever since his beginnings, Soave has
set a standard for pushing the envelope. With a lot of hard work and little
good fortune, Soave has consistently found success in his diverse business
dealings. Instead of proceeding with the usual horse-before-the-cart
business plan, Soave often jumps in headfirst and works out the details
later. It is this intelligent ability to take a risk that has really
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The search engines such as Google and Yahoo! provide millions of potential
customers every year for most industries. Taking advantage of this is a must
for any budding online business. But what if you just service a small local
area? Can the search engines be of advantage to you?
Of course they can. And a great way to take advantage of that is Paid
Placements or Pay Per Click advertising.
This way of using Pay Per Click ads below guarantees no wasted clicks and no
wasted money. Just the people you’re wanting to see your ad and website, in
just the right area.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Signing up for Pay Per Click accounts is easy. They obviously very
deliberately make it that way. It’s best to just start with one account
though and the mother of all pay per click facilities is Google Adwords. So
sign up there and then start with Yahoo! and he others once you’ve gone
Ongoing FREE webinars (http://www.smartfindslocallisting.com/webinar.php)
entitled, An Introduction to the Benefits of Local Business Listings, are
scheduled to take place. The webinars are being hosted by SmartFinds Internet
Marketing, with two upcoming sessions scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th
at 10:00 a.m. EST and Thursday, February 25th at 2:00 p.m. EST. The free
webinars will provide business owners with an opportunity to learn the many
ways that local business listings can positively impact their bottom line
through local business marketing.
SmartFinds Internet Marketing is a metropolitan Detroit-based firm which
provides businesses with Internet marketing services and solutions.
SmartFinds Internet Marketing launched their SmartFinds Local Listing website
to promote the benefits and details of their Local Business Listing
Management Service offering. In... (more)
Award-winning NSDesign is celebrating 10 years in business with ambitious
plans to see the company expand further over the next decade.
Managing Director Gary Ennis believes that surviving the original dot.com
bust has stood him in good stead for facing the challenges of the year ahead.
Speaking at the company’s 10th birthday celebrations Gary paid tribute to
the team at NSDesign and told why he believes the firm would continue with
its success despite the current recession.
“For a small company like NSDesign, reaching a decade in business is a real
milestone. I have no doubts whatsoever that our success is down to the
dedication of the whole team involved in the business.
“When we started up back in 1999 the dot.com bubble was bursting and many
companies didn’t survive. I think the reason we did is down to the quality
of the service we provide. I think that in t... (more)
Due to the wide spread nature of internet and Web 2.0 trend the online
presence is becoming increasingly competitive. Search engines are
continuously working towards improving their search results to give accurate
and relevant information to the users. Search engine algorithm tends to
change every now and then and one has to adapt the changes immediately to be
in the top of the race.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a broad sense is the set of methods used
to boost website traffic, increase ROI that the website receives from the
search engines, and businesses are affected depending on their placement in
search results. It is an iterative and ongoing process, which keeps on
changing as per the search engine rules.
Some of the major updates for 2009 till now in the field of SEO are as
Google Improves Flash Indexing
Google has enhanced its sea... (more)
The Internet has turned into a great local business marketing tool in the
past couple of years. While local businesses have not yet adopted these tools
into their marketing strategies, the technologies are moving forward with or
without them. The convergence of Search, Social Media and Mobile Marketing is
bringing business information with products and services into the hands of
the local consumers.
Having had Internet business experience for the past 16 years, I can tell you
this is probably one of the few times where we can put all the local business
marketing puzzle pieces together and see what marketing tools we have
available over the next 2 – 3 years. Let’s review each one so we can see
how they come together.
Local Business Listings
In short these are the interactive yellow pages of the Internet. Interactive
because as a business owner you can update and mana... (more)
The Michigan Chapter of Mobile Monday announced the speakers and topics for
its upcoming monthly meeting. The event will be held on Monday, August 16th
from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Ann Arbor SPARK located at 330 E. Liberty Street
in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Attendance to this event is Free, and those
interested in attending may register at www.MobileMondayMichigan.org.
Featured speaker for the event will be Melih Oztalay, CEO of Birmingham-based
SmartFinds Internet Marketing, who will be speaking on the topic of “Why
Geo-Marketing is Becoming Increasingly Important for Marketing Your Business
and How Mobile Helps You Achieve It”. Other speakers for the event will be
Megan Crosbie, Marketing & Membership Coordinator at the Ann Arbor Chamber of
Commerce who will be speaking about the Chamber’s mobile app, A2YChamber,
and Linda Daichendt, CEO of Strategic Growth Concepts, who w... (more)
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, for businesses large and
small, success can hinge on a company's online presence. Now more than ever,
building a website is one of the first steps an organization should take in
order to spread its message, and that message should be re-enforced with a
suite of website optimization and social networking efforts. As a top
internet marketing company, Cyberset knows what it takes to beef up online
services, and how businesses can best digitally target their core
Higher Search Rankings
Google uses a complex system of algorithms to determine which results are
featured first after a user conducts a search. These results are Google's
attempt to sift through webpages to determine which sites will be most
relevant and applicable to important search terms. There are many methods to
boast a website's search ran... (more)
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive agency Biggs|Gilmore
ranked among the top 10 most-awarded shops in the annual Internet Advertising
Competition (IAC), where it took home nine awards, including seven "Best of"
and two "Outstanding" awards.
The IAC is the only competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising.
"Year after year, it's been great to see our work singled out by this
particular competition, which has truly helped raise the bar for online
advertising," said Andy Gould, vice president/creative director.
Entries were judged on design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use
of technology, innovation and content.
"In a world where access to technology has leveled the playing field, great
ideas are our secret weapons," said Marino Puhalj, vice president/creative
Biggs|Gilmore's seven "Best of" awards included Best Food ... (more)
Mark Shapiro launched today Internet Video Magazine on Ulitzer.
Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and
Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited
number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed
feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and
unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields.
Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live
content offerings and dynamic topic structure.
"Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users
and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and
three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat
Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and unique tool
for readers who seek quality content ... (more)