Apr 19, 2012
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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