Web Site visitors can use coupon code MOM50 good toward 50% off Fabric and Leather Care kits
Detroit, Michigan, April 21, 2010 – StainHotline.com (http://www.stainhotline.com), which features safe and effective stain removal products and fabric and upholstery protectants, is offering an incredible Mother’s Day special coupon of 50% off. There are three Stain Remover Combo Kits to choose from. All kits feature a valuable combination of fabric and leather care products for safe and effective cleaning and future protection.
“Our Mother’s Day gift idea is unique in that we inviting dads and families to consider not only purchasing the kit for mom, but also doing the work of cleaning or stain removing from her favorite sofa, leather chair, pet bed, or car interior, as part of their gift-giving gesture,” commented J. John Antakli, President of The Casite Company.
Added Antakli, “Today’s moms and dads spend a lot of time carpooling children and running family errands. Unfortunately, stains on automobile upholstery can be difficult to avoid, especially since young children may be accident prone with food and drink. Helping with the care of mom’s home upholstery or car interior, with child and pet friendly products will make her feel appreciated throughout the year.”
The All U Need Kit typically sells for $99.99 retail, the Fabric & Leather Care Kit for $59.99 retail, and the Fabric Care Kit for $49.99. Now through April 29, 2010, these kits may be purchased at an incredible value of 50% off using coupon code MOM50. Upon visiting the Web site’s home page (http://www.stainhotline.com), visitors can click the “Shop Online” link to reach the various kits (http://www.stainhotline.com/shop.html) for complete information.
The 50% coupon cannot be combined with any other offers. Orders received by April 29, 2010 will ship by May 3, 2010 for arrival no later than May 7, 2010 via UPS Ground. Expedited shipping is not available at this time. Coupon expires April 29, 2010. Shipping time-frames are good while supplies last, and customers will be notified in the unlikely event that delivery schedules are impacted.
Some of the Fabric and Leather Care products included in the kits are as follows:
- Leather Clean is a solution specially formulated to safely clean treated leather and vinyl with natural degreasers. Watch ink, tar, grease, crayons, markers, and dirt disappear from leather and vinyl surfaces.
- Leather Luster is specially formulated to replenish natural oils after cleaning. Using Leather Luster restores a natural shine and luster that are removed during cleaning – and protects/prevents from future staining.
- Fabric Clean Gold is a professional strength, ready-to-use cleaner that removes protein based stains from water cleanable textiles. This solution safely dissolves most food and beverage based spills.
- Fabric Clean Purple is a professional strength, ready-to-use cleaner that removes oil-based stains from water- cleanable textiles. This solution instantly safely dissolves most grease and ink based spills.
- Fresh Fabric is an active, enzyme-based product that safely and quickly removes odors from the source.
- TexGuard® Fabric Protector is a professional strength formula that repels stains and moisture. This non-toxic and water-based solution will leave your fabric soft to the touch.
StainHotline.com is operated by The Casite Company. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Partnership Program, Design for the Environment’s (DfE) Safer Product Labeling Program has recognized a number of Casite’s cleaners with the DfE Safer Product label. The DfE mark enables consumers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families.
StainHotline.com is operated by The Casite Company. StainHotline.com is a top resource for safe, environmentally friendly stain removal and upholstery protection products. StainHotline.com products are engineered by The Casite Company to safely and effectively remove stains, as well as protect fabric, leather, vinyl, and many other surfaces from future stains. For more information, please visit http://www.stainhotline.com or call 248.585.6909.
Release Contact: Wendy Blankenship, The Casite Company, 530 Stephenson Highway, Suite 200, Troy, MI, 48083, 248-307-4857, WBlankenship@casite.com
Customers who enter the Mother’s Day Gift coupon code MOM2010 receive a free Zuzatz pink stripe sandal strap with sandal purchase
Orion, Michigan, April 26, 2010 – Zuzatz.com (http://www.zuzatz.com) which features a fashion forward collection of stylish sandal shoes with interchangeable sandal straps, is currently offering an exciting Mother’s Day Gift Special. Customers who enter the Mother’s Day Gift coupon code MOM2010 will earn a free Zuzatz pink stripe sandal strap with the purchase of any standard Zuzatz sole or minimum purchase of $41.00. With a single black or brown sandal base, Zuzatz owners can mix and match any variation of Zuzatz Style Straps – and the free pink stripe strap is sure to delight.
“With Zuzatz sandal shoes, you can change your mood, change your mind, and change your look in an instant,” commented Ajay Chawla, President and CEO of Zuzatz. “Zuzatz sandals are a fashionable and contemporary Mother’s Day Gift that mom will be proud and excited about.”
Upon visiting the Web site’s home page, visitors may simply click the “Shop Online” link to view the Zuzatz collection of sandals and sandal straps. Zuzatz sandals encompass a range of styles form Chic to Everyday to Glamorous. Zuzatz sandals for women are the most functional and fashionable sandal shoes available.
Zuzatz sandals for women feature patented QuickClick™ technology, allowing women of all ages to easily change their look by clicking different straps into the sandal sole. Zuzatz Style Straps offer an array of colors and styles, providing a wide variety of looks to easily transition from morning to evening, work to play, and grocery shopping to a girl’s night out. Zuzatz QuickClick™ technology exceeds industry standards, as each fastener withstands more than 70 pounds of pull force.
Because women of all ages love Zuzatz sandals, they make a great Mother’s Day Gift. Rather than filling one’s closet with various styles of shoes, or carting extra luggage when traveling, women can enjoy one sandal with endless style strap possibilities. Zuzatz sandal shoes allow women with style to change their look without changing their shoes.
The Mother’s Day Gift Special coupon code MOM2010 cannot be combined with any other offers. Coupon expires May 5, 2010.
Zuzatz.com offers the most functional and fashionable sandal shoes available. With a single black or brown sandal base, Zuzatz owners can mix and match any variation of Zuzatz Style Straps. Zuzatz sandals for women feature patented QuickClick™ technology, allowing women of all ages to easily change their look. Zuzatz Style Straps offer an array of colors and styles, providing a wide variety of solutions to easily transition from morning to evening, work to play, and grocery shopping to a girl’s night out. If you are looking for sandal shoes, sandals shoes, womens sandals or women sandals, shop Zuzatz.com.
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The Internet has turned into a great local business marketing tool in the past couple of years. While local businesses have not yet adopted these tools into their marketing strategies, the technologies are moving forward with or without them. The convergence of Search, Social Media and Mobile Marketing is bringing business information with products and services into the hands of the local consumers.
Having had Internet business experience for the past 16 years, I can tell you this is probably one of the few times where we can put all the local business marketing puzzle pieces together and see what marketing tools we have available over the next 2 – 3 years. Let’s review each one so we can see how they come together.
Local Business Listings
In short these are the interactive yellow pages of the Internet. Interactive because as a business owner you can update and manage these listings at search engines, social communities, 411 web sites, GPS/Mapping websites and basic business directories. They are also interactive because consumers can post their experience they had with your business, products or services. In order to get started you need to claim, update, monitor and manage these listings at multiple local listing websites. Don’t have the time resources? Don’t worry, there are companies that provide local business listing management services.
Local Business Listing Marketing vs. Data Services
As a business you will want to seek out companies that provide the marketing services. The companies provide basic data services only push your information out, but they do not help you protect your listing from being hijacked or for that matter manage your listings for marketing purposes with various types of content like coupons, events, QR codes, consumer reviews, coupons and citations. The marketing services have a higher cost to them than the data services, because the marketing services are more effective and do more for your business.
This will be the first time that most local businesses dependent upon the local consumer for their revenue will need to manage their public relations. Consumer Reviews are not just about other consumers seeing the information, but too many negative reviews will adversely impact your website ranking position in search results. This is no longer about just consumers posting their frustrations to a website or blog, but directly into your local listing. As a business you will need to closely monitor these reviews and also begin to engage customers that have positive experiences to post their information as well.
Local Listing Coupons and Mobile Coupons
The Local business listing gives the business the opportunity of posting their coupons, offers, and discounts. They are then available for consumers to find through web searches and through their mobile devices. While this is not available through all local listing websites or available for free, this is in no uncertain terms the demise of the traditional coupons.
Events and Promotions
If you promote your business then you will want to use the Events promotion tool within Local Business Listings. You can include Specials, Events, New Products, General News, pretty much any alert you wish to make the local consumers aware of so they can find it through a web search or a mobile search.
These small square bar codes will allow you to program them for consumers to scan using their mobile devices. The code will then do whatever is programmed to them. For example, a coupon, discount, offer, event, website link. You can also use them on business cards, websites, traditional ads, store window, and much more.
This tends to add a level of complication for most businesses. If you’re familiar with the idea of inbound links, this is very similar only this time is not necessarily just about a link, but your company name, address, city, state, zip, phone and many other aspects that are related to what is known as HCards to include your longitude and latitude of your business address. Because this is a combination of marketing and technical expertise you may wish to get someone to help you with this item.
Websites that are hyperlocal give a local business the opportunity to highly target advertising and marketing geographically and demographically. While these websites are not as prominent for this purpose yet, this will change and needs to be planned for in 2011 and beyond.
Having had Internet business experience for the past 16 years, I can tell you that that geographic marketing is the direction of our immediate future. Hopefully I was able to portray to you some of the known components of local business marketing and how this local business marketing tool can be used to reach the local consumers.
Certainly your time resources are limited and Local Business Listing Management Services are provided by SmartFinds Internet Marketing. You will find this to be of great benefit to your time resources and the low cost service may eliminate your yellow page ad costs. Let the experts of over 16 years Internet marketing experience help you use this local business marketing tool properly and prevent brand security issues from occurring.
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As local business marketing has become a hot topic in the Internet marketing industry, business owners are finding themselves confused about the various types of services that can help them tap into this local marketing tool. Of course additional confusions arise from the variations of service fees too. Let’s take a look at defining these services, the fees and local listings as a marketing tool. This will also shed some light on why there are monthly management fees by the marketing services.
Local Listing Data Services
We have discussed this service in a previous article about companies that provide “get listed” services. What this service provides is to push your business information as data into local listing websites. The entire process is automated through programs known as API’s. There are limitations as to what information can be submitted. They certainly do not allow you to protect your brand by claiming your listing through this process. The claiming process is most important as it allows you to manage your local business listing not only with marketing information, but also consumer reviews. Our argument with this service is that most businesses are already listed and why do you need to get “get listed”? Fees for this service are less than $100 per year
Local Listing Marketing Services
This type of service is the service that will allow you to use your local business listing as a local marketing tool to reach the local consumers through web searches and mobile searches most effectively. Because this service is a combination of automation and manual labor the fees are higher and range with one time setups to ongoing monthly management fees. Here are some of the services that are included with local business listing marketing services.
One question you should ask yourself. Do you have the time resources to manage this marketing tool at multiple local listing websites? This will certainly help answer if you need help with this process.
1. It is important to claim your listing at multiple local listing websites. If the marketing service is only with Google, then you are missing out at a variety of other sources ling Bing, Ask, City Search, Local.com, Yelp, Yahoo, Merchant Circle and many others. Consumers and mobile application developers will decide which website they will use for local business listing reviews and data. Google is not the powerhouse in this case.
2. Claim your listing to protect your brand from being hijacked. Claiming is a crucial and important first step with local business listings. If you do not claim the listing at multiple local listing websites you are open to hijackings and having your information re-directed to another business or criminals pursuing the local consumers. This is the part that tends to cause much of the frustrations you read about from business owners on the web.
3. Update your listing with your business marketing information to include not only text copy for web searches and mobile searches, but categories, photos, coupons, videos, images, etc. Because this information changes throughout the year (particularly your coupons, offers, discounts and events) the monthly management service will help insure everything is up to date at multiple locations.
4. Clean-up mis-matched data. Because local listing websites get their data from multiple sources, businesses are finding that there are multiple listings for a single address of their business. Deleting or merging these listings is an important process to insure the duplicates are not hijacked or consumers posting reviews in a listing that is not monitored.
5. Monitor your consumer reviews. Your customers have already been posting their reviews about you at multiple local listing websites. Monitoring and subsequently managing these reviews at multiple local listing websites for local public relations is an important process and one that will be new to most local businesses. This is also included with most local listing marketing services within their monthly management fee.
6. Citations are in important step in this process to have your listing ranked higher on web searches amongst the listings next to the map. This is not always included in the lower priced marketing services and an addition to be considered as this industry and marketing tool evolves and matures in the upcoming years.
Future technologies will make local business listings more effective as a local business marketing tool. QR Codes, mobile applications, mobile coupons and other technologies will have to be managed for the local business to insure they are being used to be most effective.
Hopefully the above information has helped you at least categorize the different local business listing services between data services and marketing services. The benefits of the marketing services far outweigh the data services and are the most effective at reaching the local consumer.
Certainly your time resources are limited and Local Business Listing Management Services are provided by SmartFinds Internet Marketing. You will find SmartFinds Internet Marketing to be of great benefit to your time resources and the low cost service may eliminate your yellow page ad costs. Let the experts of over 15 years Internet marketing experience help you use this local business marketing tool properly.
Frozen Four fans will have plenty of options for fun things to do in The D before and after the games. From sporting events and museums to shopping and entertainment, there are many choices to fill your weekend.
Detroit, Mich. April 3, 2010 — Frozen Four fans will have plenty of options for fun things to do in The D before and after the games. From sporting events and museums to shopping and entertainment, there are many choices to fill your weekend.
Get your sports fill in The D and check out the action with Detroit Red Wings hockey, Detroit Pistons basketball and Detroit Tigers baseball. The Detroit Red Wings take to the ice at Joe Louis Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Detroit Pistons will also be playing April 7 at the Palace of Auburn Hills against the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. The Detroit Tigers home opener is April 9 at 1:05 p.m. at Comerica Park against the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers will round out the weekend playing Cleveland April 10 and 11 at 1:05 p.m. Back at the Palace on April 11, the Harlem Globetrotters 2010 World Tour will be dunking basketballs at 4 p.m.
Head over to the Detroit Historical Museum and learn about Detroit coaches in the exhibit Fabulous 5: Detroit’s Beloved Sports Coaches. The exhibit features outstanding Detroit sports history as represented by five exemplary men: George “Sparky” Anderson, William “Scotty” Bowman, Chuck Daly, Will Robinson and Dick Vitale. Each became a successful team leader, but also stood out as human beings, respected for their honesty, integrity, and dedication to sportsmanship. Visitors can also see the museum’s permanent museum exhibits including the famous Streets of Old Detroit, Frontiers to Factories, The Motor City, and The Glancy Trains.
Catch the last week of the interesting exhibit The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato, featuring 36 accidental mummies, at the Detroit Science Center. Weekend hours will be extended April 5-9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and the museum will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the weekend. Visitors can also enjoy more than 200 hands-on exhibits that explore space, life and physical science.
Head over to the Detroit Institute of Arts for Friday Night Live! On April 9, The Northwood Improvisers will perform (7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) a unique blend of avant-garde jazz, modern classical, late 60s Michigan rock and World Music. The group features Faruq Z. Bey, Mike Carey, Skeeter Shelton (saxophones), Mike Gilmore (vibes), Mike Johnston (bass), and Nick Ashton (percussion). Friday Night Live is free with museum admission. Visitors can also see the exhibit Detroit Experiences: Robert Frank Photographs, 1955, as well as other significant pieces such as Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Murals, Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait and the new Islamic Art Gallery.
Dance over to the Motown Historical Museum and stand in Studio A where greats like Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, the Four Tops and Diana Ross and the Supremes, among others, recorded their hits.
Joe Louis: Hometown Hero on display at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presents the museum viewer with an extraordinary view of boxer Joe Louis and his rise to iconic status. The exhibition presents in two parallel timelines: the Joe Louis Story and the American Story. Louis’ life story, in chronological sequence, is viewed against the backdrop of American history. Other exhibits to see at the museum include Who Am I? My DNA Diary, Life for Me, the Artwork of Robbie Best, Crowning Glories: Status, Style, and Self-Expression, And Still We Rise and A is for Africa, just to name a few.
Take a short drive to nearby Dearborn and spend some time at The Henry Ford. The national touring exhibit, Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller, is on display, drawing upon the museum’s extensive Herman Miller collection, most of which has never been viewed by the public. Other must-see exhibits include With Liberty & Justice for All, Heroes of the Sky, Presidential Limousines, Dymaxion House and Automobile in American House. Take the Ford Rouge Factory tour and see a Ford F-150 being built and the world’s largest living roof. If you have time you can even watch Alice in Wonderland in 3-D at the IMAX Theatre located at the museum.
For 24-hour entertainment head over to one of downtown Detroit’s three casinos MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel and Greektown Casino Hotel. Each casino offers Vegas-style gaming, fine dining, spas and live entertainment options.
Discover the Great Lakes and save the Earth during Spring Break at the Cranbrook Institute of Science April 5-9 (1-4 p.m. daily). See a life-size Lake Sturgeon and live sea lampreys, play water quality detective and hunt down pollution in a watershed, and discover how you can protect the Great Lakes! Climate change activities and demonstrations will bring the Institute’s current exhibition, The Changing Earth, to life.
Don’t miss the What can you Hemi? exhibit at the Walter P. Chrysler museum, featuring five distinctly-unique, super-powered machines. The special exhibit features a snow-blower, merry-go-round, barbecue grill and ice resurfacer – life-size / oversized inventions built for power with Chrysler’s 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. Rounding out the collection, in the Museum’s lower level Boss Chrysler’s Garage, is a 1956 Chrysler Air Raid Siren powered by a 180-horsepower industrial HEMI V-8.
Take a free Morley Candy factory tour and enjoy a Sanders Hot Fudge Cream Puff or sundae outside in the sun! Right down the street you can shop till you drop at the open-air Mall at Partridge Creek. In addition to a large number of shops and stores, visitors will enjoy the mall’s unique amenities such as a 30-foot fireplace, bocce ball courts and a dog-friendly atmosphere.
If the weather is nice head over to the Detroit International Riverfront, where you can rent a bicycle from Wheelhouse Detroit or enjoy a stroll along the RiverWalk.
Other shows and performances in Detroit during the week include Celtic woman, Songs from the Heart at the Fox Theatre on April 7, Tim Allen at MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board theatre April 8 and 9, and Daughtry at Joe Louis Arena on April 10.
Whether you’re here for the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four or any of the above great things, you’ll have a fun time in The D. Make sure to go to www.visitdetroit.com for all the latest information about lodging, restaurants and what to do while in The D for Frozen Four.