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Discover The Tips That Can Lead You To A Prosperous Internet Marketing Strategy

When you are just starting out with affiliate marketing, it can be helpful to take advantage of some proven tips and techniques. In the following paragraphs are some points that you can apply towards success in affiliate endeavors.

To have the most success with online marketing programs, only stick with the companies that make you the most money. One thing that you will want to consider is to give your affiliates a review. As you remove your low-performing affiliates, you will be able to set the stage for more advertisers that can help you make money.

Make sure you are keeping track of affiliate tasks assigned by email in an efficient way rather than wasting time with constant checking. Instead of working directly in your email, copy these tasks to Word. This will help you accomplish tasks faster since you will only have to refer to one document.

Text alerts are an increasingly popular way for affiliates to get the word out. Texting can be a very good way to keep customers up to date with products and services, and there are many businesses that use these services everyday.

Sports Related

If you have a sports related website, make sure the content is also sports related, as this is what your viewers are going to be expecting to see. All your affiliate links on the site need to be sports related. Links that offer the visitor something related to what initially attracted them have a much better chance of being followed.

Think about your target market when choosing affiliates. This will, of course, draw more visitors, but more importantly, it will communicate to potential customers that you know what they want and need.

Go with affiliate companies that actively support their affiliates with resources that help sell the product. These companies are in it to make profit just like you are. They will do research to know what kind of marketing will work. Good companies will give that info to their affiliates, and they can use it to sell more and make more.

Strive to earn your readers’ trust. When your readers appreciate the content of your site, they are more likely to click on your referrals.

Affiliate marketing is good way to earn some cash, but you must know how to work the system. Your goal is to increase the visibility of your website on search engine result pages. You can then earn better links from affiliates and profits.

To improve your affiliate marketing revenue, find out your market’s demographics. Your readers are the main goal so you need to ensure their needs are met. Knowing why people choose to do business with you can be very helpful. Find out what they are looking for.

A great idea for banner ads is using trivia questions on the add so that people have to click on it, and that takes them to your site for the answer. Many people cannot resist clicking on something like that. You can offer a nice discount to visitors who correctly guess the answer.

Creating a thrilling newsletter that grabs the attention of your reader will make readers interested in joining your mailing list. There was a time when such newsletters seemed novel. Now with the influx of spam you have to e very careful about how your newsletter is designed.

Know the products thoroughly that you are advertising. Only then can you be confident in your work. The products you recommend are a direct reflection on your status as a business person. The merchandise that you choose to promote helps your customers develop a form of confidence and trust in your business. In order to keep customers, you want to make sure you are promoting affordable, good products.

Be transparent about your affiliates with your audience. If you want to improve customer loyalty, you should be very forthright and honest when making referrals. If your readers feel that they cannot trust the content you write, there is a good chance they won’t click on any of your advertisements.

As you can see from the above list of tips, internet marketing can be very useful in getting your products and services the exposure that they need and deserve. These tips can help you be on your way to becoming an expert in affiliate promotion.

Acuo Technologies développe ses affaires en Europe et obtient des résultats excellents au Connectathon à Berne, Suisse

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- La technologie Vendor Neutral Archive prend de l’importance sur le marché international de la santé

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota, 10 juin 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Acuo Technologies®, le leader mondial de logiciels et de services de haute performance pour la gestion du contenu clinique et la migration des données a annoncé aujourd’hui une importante croissance de ses affaires au cours de l’année fiscale 2012. Les investissements stratégiques d’Acuo dans l’implantation de ses affaires et de sa marque en Europe, en 2011, est entrain de porter des fruits en 2012 et au-delà.

Acuo a rempli un certain nombre d’engagements dans le cadre de divers appels d’offres au Royaume-Uni et sur le marché européen. Quand ceux-ci seront complètement réalisés, la solution de la société Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) servira de fondation à la gestion et à la livraison du contenu clinique dans plus de 75 hôpitaux à travers l’Europe. Pour répondre à cette croissance, la société a ajouté et continue de recruter des collaborateurs clés au sein de la région pour stimuler de nouvelles ventes, réaliser des implémentations et fournir le contrôle opérationnelle nécessaire à l’assistance de la clientèle européenne croissante d’Acuo.

Acuo est aussi ravi d’avoir été nommée finaliste de plusieurs opportunités qui pourraient accélérer la croissance et étendre les empreintes de la société dans la région. « Je suis heureux de constater que nous continuons à être acceptés sur le marché et que la part de marché d’Acuo en Europe croît incessamment », a déclaré Jeff Timbrook, PDG d’Acuo Technologies. « Je pense que 2012 promet d’être une année extraordinaire pour nous dans plusieurs régions principales. Cela renforcera l’adoption d’Acuo sur le plan mondial et sa capacité de servir les fournisseurs du secteur des soins de santé sur différents marchés d’ici 2013. Acuo s’engage à stimuler la croissance continue  de ses ventes et l’innovation des produits en fournissant la technologie commerciale VNA au marché international. »

Suite à l’expansion récente de ses opérations en Europe, il est essentiel pour la société d’intégrer des fournisseurs de services informatiques lors du Connectathon européen de 2012, tenu à Berne, en Suisse. Ce projet est similaire aux intégrations réalisées avec les agents de la mise en œuvre des profils d’IHE lors du Connectathon nord-américain  qui a eu lieu à Chicago en janvier 2012.

Acuo a le plaisir d’annoncer que sa gamme de produits Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) a réussi tous les tests d’intégration à l’European Connectathon pour les profils XDS.b et de référentiel, ainsi que pour Document Subscribe (DSUB). Grâce à un support de XDS et XDS-I totalement intégré, UCP offre la capacité de gérer tous les types de contenu non-DICOM à travers une architecture fondée sur les normes. UCP comprend un registre XDS incorporé et un référentiel, offrant ainsi des composantes pour HIE, basées sur IHE.

A propos d’Acuo Technologies

Acuo Technologies, dont le siège se trouve à Minneapolis dans le Minnesota, a été créée en 2000 avec la mission de développer la première solution collaborative Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) pour le contenu médical à l’échelle de l’entreprise, aussi bien DICOM et non-DICOM. Aujourd’hui, Acuo appuie la mise en œuvre d’UCP à travers le monde, notamment en Afrique, Australie, Europe, Amérique du Nord et Amérique du Sud. Pour en savoir plus sur comment fournir un service exceptionnel de gestion du contenu clinique et de migration des données tout en simplifiant les opérations et en réduisant les coûts, veuillez consulter http://www.acuotech.com.

DICOM est la marque déposée de la National Electrical Manufacturers Association pour ses publications de normes relatives aux communications numériques d’informations médicales.

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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 10

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WASHINGTON, June 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SUNDAY, JUNE 10: MAIL WITH WINDOWS

Profile America — Sunday, June 10th.  A patent was granted on this date in 1902 for something that most of us would rather not see — an envelope with a transparent window in it, usually meaning a bill.  The inventor, Americus Callahan of Chicago, called his idea the “outlook” envelope.  The idea caught on quickly, as businesses discovered that it saved them the expense and time of addressing each envelope — since the address on the letter it contained could be seen through the window.  The year Callahan’s invention was introduced, there were nearly 76,000 post offices around the U.S.  While the amount of mail has grown enormously since then, there are now just over 27,000 offices.  You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  440 International Calendar of Events, Those Were the Days
Historical Statistics of the United States:  Colonial Times to 1970, p. 804
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1127

Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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Bayer Animal Health Helps Swine Producers Feed the World

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JEJU, South Korea, June 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

- Leading animal health company puts future of swine production on top of agenda at pivotal meeting

Bayer Animal Health used the occasion of the 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Jeju, South Korea, to reveal the latest programme of activities aimed at transforming livestock production.

As part of their commitment to the advancement of knowledge in the livestock community, Bayer Animal Health held the 4th International Bayer Pig Symposium in Jeju on June 10th, giving more than 200 veterinarians and swine producers from 19 countries access to the latest thinking on practical solutions to the problems raised by global changes. This was followed by a Satellite Symposium at the IPVS Congress with leading academic figures debating the future of swine production in a world of increasing consumption and decreasing natural resources.

Wolfgang Müller, Head of Global Marketing Farm Animal Products at Bayer Animal Health said “At Bayer Animal Health, we are acutely aware of the challenges facing the pig industry in the years to come: the need to deliver increased productivity in a cost-effective manner while preserving resources and protecting animal health and welfare are key issues. All parts of livestock community need to work together to meet these challenges. With these symposia and other events of their kind, we will continue to bring together local knowledge, science, innovation and global expertise to help the livestock community to survive and thrive in these challenging times.”

Sharing local knowledge

The 4th International Bayer Pig Symposium, chaired by Dr Bent Nielsen, Representative of the Swine Veterinary Association of Denmark, focused on sharing local knowledge to deliver practical guidance for swine producers and vets seeking to improve swine welfare and production now and for the future.

The Symposium was opened by Dr Kees Scheepens from FarmulaOne in the Netherlands, who took the audience through the basics of the new Pig Signals® concept whilst Dr Joaquim Segalés from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain presented practical tips for designing swine vaccination programmes that maximise results while minimizing costs. Dr Kyoungjin Kim of the Pig and Health Vet Group in South Korea gave an update on the current state of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in South Korea, showing mortality rates in suckling pigs were up to 100%. According to Dr Kim, a new trend is being seen in PED infections in South Korea, with lower rates of mortality (20-30% versus 80-100%) appearing in suckling piglets in the 2011/12 winter season. However Dr Kim stressed that prevention is key to controlling PED, with those applying bio-security concepts seeing reduced numbers of outbreaks.

Finally, Dr Anders Holm of the Odder Veterinary Practice in Denmark took the audience through his efforts to raise awareness of coccidiosis infection in China with a ‘lab-on-wheels’, developed by Bayer Animal Health. Dr Holm toured China giving swine producers previously unattainable access to laboratory facilities to assess the presence of coccidiosis on their farms. According to Dr Holm, “Pig producers in China are very interested in exchanging experiences with colleagues from abroad. I also believe that European producers could learn from Chinese colleagues, as costs of buildings are reduced and diseases not yet present in Europe are frequent in China.”

‘Feeding the world…or saving the planet?

At the Satellite Symposium on June 11th, the need for practical guidance on maximising production value was debated by 400 veterinarians and swine producers from around the world. Entitled ‘Feeding the world…or saving the planet?’ the lively debate was chaired by Professor Arlette Laval, Professor of Food Animal Medicine at Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine.

The debate gave insights into the challenges and opportunities facing swine production as population growth continues along with meat consumption levels. Dr Osler Desouzart, owner of OD consulting in Brazil, presented the case for science and technology delivering a ‘Silent Green Revolution’ to address the inequalities in access to quality meat proteins.

Dr Desouzart said, “The world population is forecast to continue to grow until at least 2100, but with growth focussed in the least developed areas of the planet, fair distribution of food availability will become critical.”

Dr Manfred J Kern from agriExcellence GmbH in Germany, examined the need to balance environmental impact with large-scale pig production. According to Dr Kern, the greatest challenge being faced by the livestock sector will be in finding ways to minimise greenhouse gas emissions and develop a new form of ‘carbon conscious pork’ with a dramatically lower carbon footprint. “Veterinary medicines will play a key role, not only in ensuring that we can keep pigs healthy and thriving, but also in helping to safeguard resources by minimising losses to disease or pandemics” said Dr Kern.

Vaccine hope for Classical Swine Fever

Bayer Animal Health also took the opportunity to present further information on the development of their new vaccine for Classical Swine Fever (CSF). Posters presented by Dr Maw-Shen of the National Chung Hsing University of Taiwan, demonstrated positive efficacy results and prevention of horizontal transmission of CSF.

Transforming Livestock Production

 ”Our activities around IPVS are a great example of our Transforming Livestock Production commitment in action. We feel that all those who attended our events have taken away a greater understanding of the future challenges they will face, but with credible, concrete guidance on what they can do to step up and meet these challenges: letting them know that we are partners in this journey” said Wolfgang Müller.

About Bayer HealthCare

The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 17.2 billion (2011), is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare’s aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 55,700 employees (Dec 31, 2011) and is represented in more than 100 countries. Find more information at http://www.bayerhealthcare.com.

With a turnover of EUR 1.190 million (2011) Bayer HealthCare’s Animal Health Division is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of veterinary drugs. The division manufactures and markets more than 100 different veterinary drugs and care products for livestock and companion animals.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available on the Bayer website at http://www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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The Basics Of Online Marketing In A Nutshell

If you are a stranger to the universe that is web marketing, a few pointers and helpful hints will prove immensely beneficial to your start. The following article will help you develop a plan for affiliate marketing.

Use less-obvious ways of linking to affiliates. There are stealthy techniques that let you bake lots of affiliate links into your text without them being completely obvious. Be honest about the fact that you are including links, and be sure to use techniques that will make including them more palatable. Make sure your readers are never surprised by hidden links.

A lot of people tend to unsubscribe eventually, and when that happens, you will need to look for new customers. Send new customers only high-performing email blasts to keep them interested in your products.

Every program is unique. Programs vary by product and degree of flexibility.

Some affiliate companies are better than others. Some sites can be poorly designed, making them tough to navigate. Some affiliate programs with crappy sites can still make affiliates money, so they shouldn’t let a bad site put them off completely. These services are not only appreciated by visitors; they also enhance the webmaster’s reputation and encourage the visitors to become customers.

It is vital to see statistics for your site in real time. This will let you see the number of visitors that have drifted through your website as well as the number of customers that have purchased items.

One thing to remember when entering the world of web marketing is to use deadlines for purchasing products religiously. Deadlines can help encourage visitors to make their purchase more quickly. This is a time-tested way to boost sales.

If you utilize banner ads, make one that has a trivia question which can only be answered by visiting your site. More often than not, the user will feel compelled to click on the ad. You can also tempt your potential customers with a discount for correctly answering the question.

Do not expect to get a lifetime commission with affiliate promotion. That shouldn’t stop you from the pursuit of them, however. Vendors pay the webmaster a commission for purchases made by the customers steered to them by the webmaster. Affiliate vendors earn commissions on every product they sell for a partner.

Affiliate vendors usually earn commission on products purchased in a specific time frame. That is why hunting up these things is worth your time.

Do not rely on a couple of partners in your affiliate promotion. Have a large variety of vendors and products. If you have a lot of affiliates and different products you will continue making money if something dies off. If you think you can take on more products, go for it!

When trying to better your web marketing business, all content produced should have positive language. Avoid using phrases with a negative connotation. g.

Don’t keep secrets from your readers. You want them to trust you so that they’ll buy from you. You must tell the truth to build a customer base. This encourages readers to use your links, earning you credit.

When used correctly, online marketing is an effective way to expose your products to consumers. Now that you have read these tips, you are well on your way to becoming an expert at internet marketing.

Tips For Enjoying Success In Web Marketing

If you only continue where the last person left off, you will only see limited success. Even taking company differences into account, there are still some strategies that are common to all web marketing ventures, and those are the ones detailed here.

Although most users react positively or not at all, full disclosure of the fact that you are posting affiliate links is usually required. Transparency and honesty are important traits for affiliate marketers, just as they are for any business person that wants to genuinely win their customers’ trust. If your readers understand that you are an honest affiliate marketer they will become more likely to click on your ads.

Advertising through many affiliate programs that target the same groups of consumers is an excellent way to fuel your business. This is providing your customer with options and information on the topic that he or she is interested in.

Your affiliate status might not benefit if you are offering only the most in-demand products on the Internet. Quality is always something you want to market, but quality products are not always popular products. The competition that you will face when choosing to market an extremely popular product will be intense. Profits may be impossible.

When getting into affiliate promotion, try to work with companies that produce multiple products. Try and find an affiliate that produces multiple related items at a time so as to promote more repeat buyers. Products that are fads are generally products you should stay away from.

There are many different options for partners in affiliate marketing and each has their own positives and negatives. Certain ones can be very hard and frustrating to maneuver around. The website owners will wrangle in customers with tips and advice. In addition to being downright helpful, this approach encourages trust and future purchases.

Be honest about your affiliate marketer status. Tell your site visitors what your affiliations are, and tell them what you want to accomplish with your site. When the visitors feel you are not honest about your affiliations to the retailer, they can easily bypass your site and go directly to the merchant to buy the product they want.

Look for an affiliate company that has multiple resources for its affiliates. In most cases, affiliate companies are quite knowledgeable. They study what marketing techniques really convert customers. Companies that are successful help their affiliates by providing them with good marketing data that will help them succeed and earn more commissions.

It’s imperative to have access to real time statistics. Those statistics let you to see the number of site visitors and the number of people who are purchasing.

To improve your web marketing revenue, find out your market’s demographics. Always tailor your message to what your customers want. Determine why they have come to your website. Find out which areas of your website get the most attention.

Make sure you focus on the right kind of customers for the products you are going to market. Products that do not cost a lot should not require a lot of marketing. Products that cost more require more concerted selling efforts to get sold at all.

For bigger affiliate marketing earnings, take your product reviews to the next level with eye candy like screenshots and videos. By providing more information, people will be encouraged to buy your product. Also, play to people’s love of technical details. Give plenty of specifics in your reviews so people can be confident about your product.

Tracking System

One popular scam depends on affiliates using a tracking system that favors them. To avoid this type of situation, utilize a tracking system that has a good reputation.

Don’t limit yourself to just two or three affiliates for your whole campaign. Offer a variety of products, and work with a number of different vendors. A well-rounded group of products and vendors will provide a backup in case any element begins to fail, thereby mitigating potential losses. When you find that you have the ability to handle more advertising, be proactive and seek more affiliates.

Keeping up with growing trends will ensure that your internet marketing plans give you the desired level of success. Stay informed on the programs being run by the affiliates with whom you are engaged. There are always new tools to make ads more interesting for readers.

These techniques are used because they’re an effective method of bringing in customers. Use it for your position and go from there.

Make More Money At Affiliate Marketing By Following These Tips

You need to study internet marketing and gain skills in it, in order to profit from it. It will take quite a bit of effort to make really good profits with web marketing. This article contains suggestions for you to use to start.

One great way to generate more sales as an affiliate marketer is to offer affiliate products only for a limited amount of time. When customers see that the product is only available for a limited time, they may feel a need to buy now before the deal goes away. You can easily generate additional revenue this way.

Multimedia elements such as video or sound can help you become more profitable in affiliate marketing. These types of “bonuses” encourage people to buy the product. Also, play to people’s love of technical details. Give plenty of specifics in your reviews so people can be confident about your product.

Before you sign up with the affiliate companies you have chosen, make sure that they offer commission on every product or sale that the company offers you. Ask them if they can track online, telephone, snail mail, and fax orders. Do not work with a company that does not have the ability to track all of your work. This could result in you not being paid fairly for the work you have done!

Popular Products

Marketing extremely popular products may not be as profitable as you expect. Most affiliate sellers want to promote quality goods, but hot sellers are not always quality products. Choosing very popular products means you will be in fierce competition with other affiliates. This might mean you get very little or even no profit.

Lifetime commissions are incredibly rare with internet marketing programs. However, their potential rewards are so high that it is still worth it to seek them out. In the online marketing model, the vendor pays the affiliate for each customer that buys a product through the affiliate’s referral link. Normally the purchase must be made within a time frame. These commissions are worth hunting down if you think you can get your hands on one.

While you need to build as many links as possible to your site, make sure you build those links properly. A visitor who clicks on an “HP tablet PC” link is not going to be happy when he or she arrives at your webpage selling Apple iPads. This mismatch between the content of the advertising and the content of your site will turn off potential customers.

Tracking System

Many vendors may try to trick you into using their tracking system. Sticking with a trustworthy tracking system can spare you a lot of stress and heartache.

Affiliate marketers must be aware that enrolling in a pay-per-sale affiliate plan is very risky. Though, if handled correctly, this method can generate a lot of money. Before using the affiliate, research them and determine if they will work well with your site.

There are a wide variety of affiliate programs. The different vendors offer a variety of products and levels of flexibility to the marketer.

This is particularly necessary if your target audience is older. Larger print can boost your sales. A slight adjustment upward in font size can make a big difference to seniors. Readability leads to profitability.

Be aware of your audience when marketing affiliate products. You have to apply yourself to meet the demands of your visitors. Know what attracts them to your site. What is something they could be looking at?

When fixing affiliate links in your site, consider the peripherals. A water bottle equipped with a convenient strap can also be a possibility.

It is important to get affiliate partners that put out products on a consistent basis. If you want reliable commissions and new product promotion opportunities from a reputable, solid affiliate company, look for one that continuously produces new products for you to promote. Don’t get involved with the “product of the week.”

To improve your advertising, use a variety of programs that reach out to the same target audience. Visitors to your website will appreciate being offered a choice of links to follow to make purchases; with your affiliate programs arranged properly, you can make money on whatever choice they make.

Go to forums and message boards to share your knowledge on strategy. There are lots of forums devoted to affiliate marketing. They allow you to share site design ideas as well as receive coding help, among other things.

If you take the time to plan your next move and keep these tips in mind, you are going to see the positive outcome that you were hoping for when you decided to get involved. So make a action plan – including these tips – and get to work!

Pre-Father’s Day Event: Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten and FRAM® Team Up to Teach Car Care Skills to Dads and Their Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

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LAKE FOREST, Ill., June 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Car Care Council’s top tip to parents of teen drivers: Ensure that your young drivers know basic preventive maintenance to keep them safe on the road. With this in mind, FRAM®, a leading U.S. oil filter manufacturer, teamed up with the Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas for a pre-Father’s Day event called FRAM Ready to Role, a nationwide initiative aimed at instilling confidence in today’s youth through hands-on car maintenance instruction and mentorship opportunities.

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“Unlike in past generations, most youth today aren’t being taught do-it-yourself car care skills. We’re aiming to change that,” said Rich Fleming, vice president of sales and marketing for FRAM. “The goal of FRAM Ready to Role is to reignite an ‘under the hood’ passion and build confidence in at-risk youth – to give these young men and women skills they can use both on their car and in life.”

During the four-hour event, hosted at the Dallas Walmart Supercenter off Cockrell Hill Rd. and I-30, FRAM master technicians and NFL star Jason Witten taught the fundamentals of car maintenance to dads and their kids from across Dallas, and more than 40 Boys & Girls Club members ages 11 to 14 who participate in the Passport to Manhood health and life skills program.

In between working on cars, the young men spent time discussing vehicles and life with the technicians, Witten and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Spencer Massey.

“We know our ability to reach out to young people depends on the availability of quality mentors. That’s why we create opportunities for them to be exposed to engaging mentoring relationships,” said Charles English, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. “The FRAM Ready to Role program teaches our kids confidence-building skills that can have a significant impact on their self-esteem later in life. At the same time, successful mentors show them they can achieve anything they put their minds to.”

Each Club member received a personal car-care kit so they can start working under the hood of their own family vehicles. FRAM also presented a $ 5,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas to support summer programming.

The event was open to the public, with more than 150 sons, daughters and parents in attendance to kick off Father’s Day celebrations a week early. Dads who brought their son or daughter to learn about car maintenance also received a personal car-care kit and could meet with Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten.  

For more information on how to easily care for your vehicle, visit www.fram.com. To learn more about how to become a Boys & Girls Club member or volunteer, visit www.bgca.org.

About FRAM®
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., FRAM® is a leading consumer choice for oil filters in the United States. FRAM manufactures and markets a variety of quality oil, air and fuel filters, as well as many automotive accessories such as PCV valves, crankcase filters and transmission modulators. For more information about FRAM and FRAM products, please go to www.FRAM.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Since 1965, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (BGCD) has been a leader in the development of Dallas youth, opening doors that are often closed to young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. BGCD is dedicated to ensuring that the community’s youth have greater access to quality programs and services that enhance their lives and shape their future.

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Struggling With Affiliate Promotion? Use These Tips!

If you have a knack for finding a niche, you might be a great affiliate marketer. With thousands of companies and millions of products to choose from, you can be an affiliate for any type of business you choose. However, you will first need to know more about affiliate promotion. We will cover some vital information in this article.

It is vital that you or your affiliate partners do not use this process. This may cause some irritation to your visitors. This method can break the chains of affiliate tracking and it can also spread viruses.

When you first start your online marketing business, check out many different affiliate vendors and find products that you want to promote. Choosing a multitude of affiliates to work with gives you the opportunity to have multiple income streams. Make sure that you do research on the different affiliate groups that you are considering. You want to make sure you are comfortable working with them and their products.

Many affiliates receive tasks to accomplish via emails, but then ultimately lose time constantly checking and re-checking these emails. To make sure you are not missing a beat, copy and paste your tasks into a separate window. You’ll be able to refer back to a single document, which will save you time.

Consider using secret links. There are different ways to include links to affiliate products without making it too obvious. Use these thechniques, but never try to trick your readers. When there is a link in the article be sure that users know what they are getting themselves into before they proceed to following the link.

You want to pick an affiliate company that is constantly debuting new products. These types of companies tend to get more repeat customers due to the variety of products that they manufacture. That means more commissions for you. Fad products will only benefit you in the short-term.

Affiliate promoters should embrace new selling methods, such as text-message campaigns. Although it is still cutting-edge, many affiliate sellers are actively using text messaging campaigns to update their existng customers and publicize upcoming products or offers.

Using real-time statistics can be very helpful. Those statistics let you to see the number of site visitors and the number of people who are purchasing.

Make sure that you are honest with those who read your websites about your affiliations. Being open about your affiliates makes your references to them seem more like friendly referrals and less like pushing.

Success in affiliate promotion requires a lot more than just finding your niche or preferred product to promote. As you can see, marketing requires a keen eye and enough knowledge to make appropriate judgment calls. Remembering these tips can help you become successful in internet marketing. Learn all you can, apply it well, and your affiliate efforts will reward your attention.

Serono Symposia International Foundation Award 2012

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PRAG, June 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Die Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) hat heute den Gewinner des diesjährigen SSIF-Preises in Neurologie bekannt gegeben. Die Preisverleihung fand im Rahmen des Kongresses der ENS (European Neurological Society) statt, der vom 9. Juni bis zum 12. Juni in Prag abgehalten wird. Der Preisträger, der aus den bewerteten Kandidaten und aufgrund der von dem Kanditaten präsentierten Dokumentation ausgewählt wurde, ist Professor Massimo Filippi, Direktor des Forschungsbereichs Neuroimaging der Abteilung für Neurowissenschaften am Scientific Institute and University Ospedale San Raffaele, Mailand (Italien), und Herausgeber des Journal of Neurology.

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Ich fühle mich geehrt, diese renommierte Auszeichnung von der Serono Symposia International Foundation zu erhalten”, so Professor Massimo Filippi. “Ich möchte der Stiftung dafür meinen Dank aussprechen, dass sie so vielen Medizinern Gelegenheit gibt, klinische Forschung zu betreiben, und dass sie Forschungsprojekte fördert, die dazu beitragen, die medizinische Ausbildung zu verbessern.”

In Zusammenarbeit mit der ENS stiftete die SSIF 2011 einen Preiswettbewerb, mit dem ein Biowissenschaftler ausgezeichnet werden soll, der einen außergewöhnlichen Beitrag im Bereich der medizinischen Ausbildung leistet.

Der ideale Teilnehmer an dem Wettbewerb spielt eine bedeutende Rolle in der Gestaltung der wissenschaftlichen Lehre in der Zukunft und hat herausragende Beiträge zur medizinischen Ausbildung auf dem Gebiet der Neurologie geleistet. Das SSIF-Preisrichtergremium, zu dem einige der weltweit renommiertesten Experten in den Biowissenschaften gehören, prüfte die Anträge und erstellte die Kandidatenliste.

“Dieser Preis geht an einen Experten auf dem Gebiet der Neurologie, der sich sowohl durch hervorragende Beiträge zur klinischen Forschung im Bereich der bildgebenden Verfahren in der Neurologie als auch durch bedeutende Beiträge zur medizinischen Ausbildung ausgezeichnet hat”, sagte Professor Giancarlo Comi, Vorsitzender des wissenschaftlichen Beirats der SSIF. “Mit dem SSIF-Preis möchten wir auf die zentrale Rolle der Weiterbildung im Bereich der Neurowissenschaften hinweisen. Eine ausgezeichnete Ausbildung stellt sicher, dass unsere Patienten die bestmögliche Behandlung ihres oft schweren Krankheitsbildes erhalten.”

“Die SSIF unterstreicht mit diesem Preiswettbewerb die Bedeutung der modernen medizinischen Ausbildung und zeichnet Persönlichkeiten aus, die mit ihren Arbeiten den wissenschaftlichen Horizont von Morgen erweitern”, so Michèle Piraux, Sekretär des Vorstands der SSIF. “Diese Auszeichnung zielt darauf ab, in einer stimulierenden Umgebung bessere Möglichkeiten für den Austausch von Gedanken und Meinungen innerhalb der Neurologie zu schaffen.”

Die Serono Symposia International Foundation ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation mit Sitz in Genf (Schweiz). Sie wurde mit dem Ziel gegründet, über Programme zur kontinuierlichen medizinischen Fortbildung (CME) die innovativsten Ergebnisse und potenziellen Erfolge medizinischer und wissenschaftlicher Forschung an die entsprechenden Fachleute weiterzugeben und so die Lebensqualität der Betroffenen zu steigern.

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