Dashing to the Stores,
- by Timothy Caron
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s, have you done your Christmas Shopping yet?
Well all the retailers are vying for your attention on Twitter.
In a recent article by Stephanie Rosenbloom and Karen Cullotta from the New York Times has it all under control.
They stated that Twitter’s first Christmas got underway this past friday or should I say “Black Friday”. (Whereever did they get that term anyway?)
In the past Twitter users simply sent out tweets about what was going on in there lives at that particular moment, now even the giant retailers like Best Buy, The Mall of America, Toys “R Us, J.C. Penney, Staples, The Gap, Bloomingdale’s and Barneys are joining in the Christmas Spirit.
You can read more about what these big time retailers are doing on Twitter by going here.
What do you want for Christmas?
Post it on Twitter, you never know, it may get to you faster than sending a letter to the North Pole. Besides I think Santa may need a break this year. Ho Ho Ho!!!
Until next time, have a wonderful day
Thanksgiving, a time for reflection…
-by Tim Caron
I’d like to take this time to say thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my life.
I know that this might sound a little out of the ordinary but, I am very grateful for all of you who have visited my website, sent emails about their website needs and concerns, and all of you who have followed me via Twitter at @TimothyCaron.
Many of you know that I run a prison ministry over at Prison-Ministries.info where I post daily devotionals and other information about the needs and concerns of inmates that are pending release from our many jails and institutions across the state of Massachusetts.
Letters pour in on a regular basis asking for my help and support, for which I am truly overwhelmed, but it has been a blessing to work with so many inmates and their families, find solutions to the ever pressing needs of finding a home, support groups, clothing and food.
But what stirs my heart most is when I finally get the opportunity to meet these people and their families face to face and join with them in prayer and thanksgiving.
This Thanksgiving, I’ll be spending time at Ginny’s Thrift shop on Mechanic Street in downtown Leominster where Ginny and her family open the doors of her shop and feed the homeless and many others who don’t have family or have been down on there luck, due to the economic downturn in our area.
This in itself is a blessing.
What are you doing this Thanksgiving? Are you spending it with family and friends? If you live in the Leominster area stop in and see us at Ginny’s Thrift Shop on Mechanic Street. I’d love to see you.
In closing I’d like to ask you a question?
1. What does thanksgiving mean to you?
Until next time, may this day of Thanksgiving be a blessing to you and your family.
May the Lord richly bless you on this glorious day of the Lord.
Subject: Mobile Content That Get Attention
Hi Guy’s & Gal’s,
If you are not familiar with mobile content, it is generally content that is used or viewed on mobile phones. If you have been thinking about making your content mobile, than this eCourse will help you to understand how you can successfully offer your mobile content online.
With mobile devices such as mobile phones and PDAs, you are now able to offer your ebooks, videos, audios, music, software, and many other things to potential customers for them to download to their mobile phones.
In order to have the most success offering mobile content, you want to make sure to offer quality products that are new and exciting so that your potential customers are motivated to purchase your products.
Here are some ways to make sure that your mobile content gets attention.
1. Make your content useful. Try to think of ideas that you would find helpful to have on your own mobile device. If you find that you enjoy reading on your mobile phone, then you may want to make ebooks as your mobile content.
If you enjoy playing video games, you may want to develop some entertaining games that people will want to have on their phones.
2. Make sure to offer unique content. There are already many people offering ring tones, so you will want to come up with something that will gain people’s interest. Put together content, images, video, newsletters or other interesting and unique content that they cannot find anywhere else.
3. Offer entertaining videos. If you are creative at producing funny or entertaining videos, put together a few free ones, post them on video sites, and let people know that they can get more videos to download to their mobile phones.
4. Make sure that you watch for the screen width. Because mobile devices have a very small screen, width it is important to make sure that your mobile content still works on very small screens.
5. You also want to be careful about bandwidth. Since most mobile devices access the web at dial-up speeds, it is important to pay attention to your file sizes so that your customers are not waiting for 20 minutes for an image to download.
Make sure to compact your source code as much as possible.
When you are writing your HTML code make sure that you keep everything tightly wrapped together in order to reduce the source code size.
The more interesting and fun you make your mobile content, the more likely you are to get a good following of customers. Just remember to always try to think outside the box and make all of your content unique, exciting and fun so that people will keep coming back for more.
For more information, visit http://PocketBrand.com
Until next time, have a wonderful day
Is it just a Gimmick?
- by Timothy Caron
Hey Guy’s and Gal’s, I recently read an article about Apple’s new patent that was filed last year and was recently made public this past month.
Apple as we know is one of the top technology leaders, but in my personal opinion being a pc user, I think this new advancement in advertising by Apple really is going a little bit to far.
In this article Published on November 14th, 2009 by Randall Stross a writer for the NY Times, he talks indepth about this new technology for the pc, phones, televisions, media players and the like, and I would love to know your take on this new form of advertising.
Its distinctive feature is a design that doesn’t simply invite a user to pay attention to an ad — it also compels attention. The technology can freeze the device until the user clicks a button or answers a test question to demonstrate that he or she has dutifully noticed the commercial message. Because this technology would be embedded in the innermost core of the device, the ads could appear on the screen at any time, no matter what one is doing.
Until next time…
Have a wonderful day.
PS Don’t forget I’d I’d love to know your thoughts about Apples approach to advertising.