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Apr 19, 2012

Top 5 Reasons to Support Record Store Day

This Saturday, April 21, will serve as the fifth annual Record Store Day. The holiday began as the brainchild of record store clerk Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds more internationally. Record Store Day has… More

Apr 9, 2012

World Media Group Offers Read-Only USB Drives

World Media Group recently expanded its USB services to provide Read-Only USB drives. The service allows a company to ensure the long-term integrity of the data within their USB flash drive, by preventing users from uploading potentially harmful software or memory. Only a handful of USB manufacturers within the United States perform this service in-house…. More

Mar 8, 2012

Qriket: The QR Code App That Pays Dividends

These days it’s beginning to seem as if there is an app for just about everything. Apps for sports scores, scheduling, bank statements, angry birds – things you never could have possibly imagined. The latest in the long list of oddball applications comes in the form of a game called Qriket: “The real-world mobile game… More

Jan 5, 2012

Holiday Gift Card Purchases Reach 5-Year High

According to a recent International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs survey, gift card purchases accounted for 18% of all holiday spending. This was the highest percentage since 2006. Retailers are hoping that the boom in gift card purchases will lead to increased spending in January, as consumers cash in on their holiday… More

Dec 16, 2011

World Media Group Manufactures GRAMMY Nominated Packaging

The World Media Group team was recently thrilled to learn that Reckless Kelly’s album Good Luck & True Love recently received a nomination in the Best Recording Package category for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY awards. The ceremonies will be held on February 13, 2012 and will be broadcast on CBS Television Network from 8 –… More

Dec 5, 2011

Fitness Clubs Capitalize on New Year’s Resolutions with a Membership Card Campaign

That infamous time of year is upon us once again, when Americans pledge to transform into the best versions of themselves. Gym memberships, self-help books, personal pledges all purchased with the aim of self-improvement. As consumers forge into January seeking to shed the proverbial “holiday bulge,” now is the time to position your business to… More

Nov 30, 2011

Super Bowl XLVI: Indianapolis Plays Host to Marketing’s Biggest Day

Over the years, the Super Bowl has grown into far more than a football game. The event is a veritable marketing bonanza. The National Retail Federation reported more than $10.1 billion was spent during the 2011 festivities. This translates to serious financial gains made by retailers and marketers who found a way for their business… More

Nov 28, 2011

Four Key Components of USB Flash Drives

When purchasing an USB flash drive, it is important to recognize that no two drives are created equally. For further evidence, take a look at our post on Understanding Flash Media Quality. Therefore, it becomes essential that consumers understand the differences between varying types of flash media. While the most important element is the quality… More

Nov 10, 2011

Continued Growth in Gift Card Market Expected for 2011 Holiday Shopping Season

During the 2010 holiday season, gift cards accounted for 14.5 percent of all holiday gift purchases. A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey found that 77.3 % of shoppers said they were likely to purchase one or more gift cards during the 2010 holiday season. An increase in sales was reported for both retailers as well as incentive programs.

Oct 25, 2011

Julianne St. Clair – Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Julianne St. Clair, in our National Media Group Nashville office, for earning the September Employee of the Month award.  Thanks to Julianne, our new internal graphic system is thriving with increased productivity and efficiency.   Well done!

Oct 24, 2011

Plastic Card Series: Understanding Consumer Interactions with Gift Cards

Gift cards have grown into an $87 billion industry and have become the default gift for a variety of occasions. But exactly which holidays and occasions are most popular? By understanding statistics like these, businesses can prioritize their gift card program based upon which plastic card options drive the most sales.

Oct 14, 2011

Educational Videos: Effective Learning Tool and Valuable Business Opportunity

“The U.S. Market for Children’s Video Products” found that children’s video or “kidvid,” is a $4.8 billion market. The study states: “Not only are kids aware of every entertainment trend, they have more spending power – and have more spent on them – than any previous generation.”

Oct 7, 2011

Consolidated Supply Chains Increase Profit Margins for Corporations and Small Business Owners

In today’s ubstable economic climate, businesses must search within for ways to increase profit margins. One tactic with proven results is to streamline fragmented supply bases through supplier consolidation.

Sep 29, 2011

National Media Group Hosts Red Rooster Stage at Nashville’s Independent Music Fest

Still recovering from SoundLand? Not to worry, this weekend’s Nashville Music Fest offers a bountiful plate of shows for the Nashville audiophile.

Sep 21, 2011

Vimeo Launches Store Catering to Independent Filmmakers

Today marks the beginning of a grand experiment by online video giant Vimeo. With the launch of the Vimeo Music Store, the site hopes to become a “one-stop-shop for finding, discovering and licensing high quality music for your videos.” Introducing Vimeo Music Store from Andrea Allen on Vimeo. The store boasts more than 45,000 tracks… More

World Media Group Teams with Indiana Blood Center for Drive

On Monday, September 26th, World Media Group will team with Indiana Blood Center to host a blood drive at its national headquarters in Indianapolis. Register to participate HERE. Most people are eligible to donate. There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable. Donors cannot be taking antibiotics for… More

Sep 20, 2011

Full Color, On-Demand Printing Continues to Grow as Publishers Move to E-Readers

As publishers wind down their mass production printing operations in a move toward digital book sales, on-demand printing has become an essential service for universities, independent authors and more. In 2007, almost 286,000 print-on-demand-titles were produced…

Sep 15, 2011

California Cracks Down on Counterfeit Disc Production

Last week, a federal grand jury in Fresno, CA returned a 10-count indictment, charging seven individuals in a counterfeit DVD and CD operation based in Modesto, CA

Sep 5, 2011

10 Business Uses For QR Codes

Mobile technology has completely changed the way that corporations interact with consumers. Never before has sharing information been so widespread and instantaneous. QR codes are arguably the fastest growing development in the mobile marketing. They are turning up everywhere–from hair salons to tattoo parlors. Consumers scan the versatile codes with smart phones, accessing an endless… More

Sep 1, 2011

Tiered Classification System for Data Storage Makes Understanding USB Drives Easy

Any consumer understands that no two products are created equally. USB flash media is a classic example of “get what you pay for.” Tiered storage was created to classify varying qualities of flash media. USB flash drive quality is measured by integrity of the device’s silicon chip. If durability and data integrity are important to… More