WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 -- Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green reputation. Eco-friendly customizable products at EmbroidMe provide a solution. Show your prospective customers that your brand aligned with the green movement with EmbroidMe's diverse selection of promotional items conveniently labeled "green" by the manufacturer. Every year, Earth day reminds us how important it is to take care of the environment. Promote your business as environmentally conscious with products made from recycled and sustainable materials. Pens made of post-consumer recycled paper with plastic derived from corn or pad covers made of recycled PET (PolyEthylene Terephtalate) are a great choice and easily paired with note pads made from recycled paper. Golf balls made of 100% recycled tire rubber, LED flashlights with rechargeable batteries, or calendars made of recycled paper are just some examples of the eco-friendly customizable products found at EmbroidMe. Eco-conscious businesses can incorporate their mission into their attire and work uniforms, with shirts can be made of organic cotton, partially recycled cotton, post-consumer PET and recycled polyester. Even the customization process can go green when embroidered with cotton thread or imprinted with vegetable-based inks. "Customers appreciate seeing your logo and knowing you support a cause they care about," said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe. "Our experienced on-site specialists and Eco Awareness programs are here to assist you." About EmbroidMe With hundreds of Resource Centers around the world, EmbroidMe is the most comprehensive source for promotional apparel, premiums, and advertising specialties, providing its promotional partners with full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel. For more information about customized promotional products and to view this and additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Release section of embroidme.com. EmbroidMe's on-site specialists are ready to provide you with first-class service and products of the highest quality; just click EmbroidMe Locations to find the Resource Center nearest you. Media Contact: Christine Marion, MAS firstname.lastname@example.org P: 561-713-2503 AP-WF-03-21-14 1926GMT
Posted 5:30 AM EDT on March 21, 2014
Eds: APNewsNow. BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Nike says strong global demand for its athletic goods helped third-quarter net income beat expectations as it readies for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. The world's largest athletic clothing maker says that not counting income from discontinued operations, earnings rose 3 percent, to $685 million, or 76 cents per share, in the three months ended on Feb. 28. The year before, profit came to $662 million, or 73 cents per share. The discontinued operations added another $204 million in profit to last year's period. Analysts expected 72 cents per share, according to FactSet. Nike sold its Cole Haan and Umbro brands last year. Revenue rose 13 percent to $6.97 billion, beating analysts' expectation of $6.81 billion. The Beaverton, Ore.-based company said Thursday that future orders worldwide rose 12 percent. AP-WF-03-20-14 2110GMT
Posted 5:27 AM EDT on March 20, 2014
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/14 -- PunchTab, the leading omni-channel loyalty and engagement platform, announced today the release of their Android SDK. The SDK is a free toolkit that provides Android mobile and tablet developers the capability to add customized loyalty and engagement programs to any app to help increase usage, purchase, awareness, and brand engagement. With tens of thousands of apps hitting the market every month and billions of dollars spent on mobile marketing, the world of mobile development has become a congested, competitive marketplace to carve out success. Generating user awareness and continued use remain critical challenges for organizations that utilize mobile applications to engage customers, or add mobile as part of larger omni-channel initiatives. Android developers can now implement PunchTab's loyalty and engagement infrastructure in mobile apps, incentivizing users to take actions that meet marketing agendas and business goals. "Mobile is the most important channel for brands when it comes to engaging consumers with relevant, real-time messages and offers. According to a recent study, 83% of consumers expect to make more purchases via mobile in the next 12 months, a 15% increase from today's current statistics -- this is a critical proof point of how important mobile has become for brands. Awareness, engagement, and enhanced loyalty are essential components in the success of a mobile app," said PunchTab Founder and CEO Ranjith Kumaran. "With our Android SDK we can provide Android developers with the same high-quality, easy-to-use functionality that the PunchTab platform offers to over 19,000 active programs on our platform." The Android opportunity is significant. Google Play accounted for almost 75 percent of total app downloads in 2013 and according to Distimo, Google Play's revenue share has actually been growing at the expense of Apple's. Since June 2013, Google Play's revenue jumped 51 percent. The statistics are a window into the continuously growing Android mobile application market that does not appear to be slowing down. Brands have taken notice and with the PunchTab Android SDK, they have an opportunity to reach even more consumers on mobile. Analyst and TIME tech columnist, Ben Bajarin estimates that over one billion Android smartphones will be sold in 2014, and by the end of 2014 mobile web users will be three times that of the desktop web. "Mobile can no longer be a side strategy for brands, it needs to be a central strategy as it's an essential element for maintaining consumer engagement. The Android opportunity is one that cannot be overlooked," Bajarin reports. PunchTab's Android SDK offers mobile developers a free toolkit with an easy to integrate static library and customizable features to most effectively meet bottom line business goals. Developers can easily reward-enable engagement, repeat usage, social sharing, and more. For more information on PunchTab's developer kit visit www.punchtab.com/developer. About PunchTab, Inc. Founded in January 2011, PunchTab is an omni-channel loyalty and engagement platform that enables agencies, brands, and enterprise organizations to incentivize user behavior and drive business success. PunchTab's customers use the company's flexible solutions to deepen audience engagement, drive purchase, and build awareness by leveraging everything from social sharing and UGC and awareness campaigns, to sophisticated B2E and B2B programs. PunchTab offers both an out-of-the-box product and a fully customizable, white-labeled solution that can reward any action with virtual, social and real-world rewards. For more information, please visit www.punchtab.com. Media Contacts: Ben Barenholtz Sparkpr for PunchTab email@example.com 415.241.5207 Robyn Hannah PunchTab firstname.lastname@example.org 408.823.3863 AP-WF-03-06-14 1315GMT
Posted 12:49 PM EST on March 06, 2014
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 02/28/14 -- ADP Dealer Services, Inc., a division of ADP(R) and a leading global technology solutions provider dedicated to helping dealerships drive measurable results across every area of their operation, announced today that due to the overwhelming interest and positive feedback they received surrounding their Fixed Ops Expos, they will be launching a new round of Dealer Solutions Expos for automotive retail dealers. They will be thought leadership events designed to show what successful dealerships are doing to change the way they do business in order to meet technology-driven consumers' demand. Last year, over 600 dealers attended 25 expos across the country, touting them as very insightful and informative. One dealer described their experience as the "best three-hour time investment I've made in a long time." ADP Dealer Services will offer dealers a unique opportunity to join an interactive discussion with industry thought leaders as well as their peers during each event. The first subject will feature automotive retail expert, Mike Stoll, presenting, "How to Optimize Your Front Office for Maximum Customer Retention" and business security expert, Jim Foote, presenting "Who Let the Data Out?". They will each share strategic best practices and insider knowledge designed to give attendees a competitive edge around customer retention and security. These expos are a key pillar in Dealer Services' strategy to provide insights that help their dealer clients transform how vehicles are marketed, sold, and serviced using technology. The Dealer Solutions Expos is open to all dealership management across the country and will begin in early March, extending throughout 2014. For more information or to register for an event in your area, please visit our website, email email@example.com or call 866.722.1844. About ADP With more than $11 billion in revenues and more than 60 years of experience, ADP(R) (NASDAQ: ADP) serves approximately 620,000 clients in more than 125 countries. As one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing and Human Capital Management solutions, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP, visit the company's Web site at www.adp.com. The ADP logo and ADP are registered trademarks of ADP, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright Copyright 2014 ADP, Inc. Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame--mw?attachid=2528720 Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame--mw?attachid=2528723 Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame--mw?attachid=2528725 Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame--mw?attachid=2528718 Media Contact: Michelle Benko ADP Dealer Services firstname.lastname@example.org 847.485.4389 AP-WF-02-28-14 1106GMT
Posted 5:27 AM EST on February 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/14 -- The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors(R) President Steve Brown: "NAR supports reforms that promote economic growth, but we strongly oppose severely altering the rules that govern ownership and investment in real estate. Real estate powers almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy, employs more than 17 million Americans, and contributes a quarter of all federal and state tax revenue and as much as 70 percent of local taxes. "We are extremely disappointed with several of the provisions contained in U.S. House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform draft released today, namely proposed limits on the mortgage interest deduction and capital gains, and the repeal of deductions for state and local property taxes. These proposed changes to the taxation of real estate will impact every single American, either directly or indirectly. "NAR will carefully analyze the details of the Chairman's plan so we can best educate Congress and the public about how this plan would impact the owners, consumers, and producers of both residential and commercial real estate." The National Association of Realtors(R), "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Videos" tab on the website. For further information contact: Jenny Werwa 202-383-1193 email@example.com AP-WF-02-26-14 2105GMT
Posted 5:26 AM EST on February 26, 2014
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