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ScenesHD ‘A Day in the Finnish Archipelago’ Blu-ray Released

 

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ScenesHD ‘A Day in the Finnish Archipelago’ Blu-ray Released

(HELSINKI, FINLAND) – SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 – Ambient Productions Ltd. has announced the first release of its ScenesHD Blu-ray series, A Day in the Finnish Archipelago.

‘A Day in the Finnish Archipelago’ Blu-ray is shot in the Åland Islands, Turku Archipelago and the coast of the Gulf of Finland, the videos cover a summer day from dawn till dusk, and includes six 30 minute scenes from the most beautiful archipelago in the world in full HD video and surround soundtrack.

“ScenesHD Ambient Nature Video content gives you an intense feeling of the place and the opportunity to observe subtle changes in the environment and surroundings. The rich surround nature soundtrack adds to this ambient experience.” says Antti Hemmilä, founder and CEO of Ambient Productions. “It is really unlike anything else available in the market and we strongly believe there is a demand for such content. We are starting out with Blu-ray, but our extensive library of Ambient Nature Video content is ideal for digital delivery in VOD services and hospitality industry entertainment systems.”

ScenesHD videos feature the most beautiful locations in pristine video, complete with full, vivid nature sounds, uninterrupted and unnarrated. ScenesHD videos can help you sit back and relax, provide you a perfect background setting for other activities, such as reading, exercising or family gatherings or just the opportunity to turn your HD television into your window to nature.

 ’A Day in the Finnish Archipelago’ Blu-ray is available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. 

About Ambient Productions Ltd.

Ambient Productions Ltd. is a Finnish media company specializing in the production, distribution and licensing of ScenesHD™ Ambient Nature Video content. Ambient Productions team has been working on nature videography and audio recording techniques since 2005.

ScenesHD can be found at http://www.ScenesHD.com

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Contact Information:

 

Rebecca Binny-Hallmark
Hot Fry Media
info@hotfrymedia.com

Antti Hemmilä
Ambient Productions Ltd.
press@scenesHD.com

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Online Reviews – Another marketing scam?

Marketers around the world have long discovered the wonders of online media. As customers become more Internet-savvy, retailers and other consumer-based businesses are turning to the web to engage, convince, and close in on potential customers.

User reviews are a popular tool that businesses have been using since the start of the dot com era. As a popular testimonial to the quality of services for many websites user reviews can now be found everywhere on the Internet on sites such as: Yelp.com, Google Places, Angie’s List, and many other online directories. While online viewers are still constantly using these user-generated reviews, as a guide for purchasing new products and services, online e-marketers have become wary of the misuse and abuse of online reviews, so they are citing unethical methods of generating such reviews.

In recent months, several companies have noticed a rapid increase in the rate that online user reviews are getting posted. These reviews, majority good ones, boost rankings of businesses on many sites and provide readers with a false outlook on actual travel destinations, apparel and shoes, and even spa services. Many reviewers might not even have used these products or services before.

CNN reported that some reviewers are paid over $5 per review!


How do you tell real reviews from the fluff?

-          Beware of reviews that claim everything is the best. Fake reviews tend to praise services and products from head to tail without actually pointing out the benefits of the products.

-          Overgeneralization. Since fake reviewers have not necessarily tried a service or used a product, many of them are unable to provide specifics on the benefits of the product or service or point out areas that are great versus those that need improvement. Customers who genuinely want to help other viewers decide on a service will give details on their experience and what they like or do not like about a company.

-          100% positive reviews is something to look out for. While there are companies that provide excellent service, a company with 106 5-star reviews that were posted within a short timeframe of 30 days or less is a red flag.  These reviews might just not be something you want to base your decisions on.

-          Offshore or out-of-state reviewer locations for a spa service might indicate that reviews are not genuine, especially if majority of the reviews are not near the physical location of the spa. Why would 100 people travel 80 miles to get a 30 minute massage?

With all the crazy things people are doing now on the Internet, it never hurts to be a little more careful in trusting any source of information, especially if it is an anonymous one.

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Hot Fry Media sets base in Singapore & launches global site targeting international clients around the world

SINGAPORE – MAY 24, 2011 – Hot Fry Media (http://www.HotFryMedia.com), an American-based marketing and creative firm, opens its doors in Singapore early 2011 to cater to the growing South East Asian market and economy. This decision to expand internationally comes as a strategic plan to tackle the need for creative services within the region and to take advantage of the booming South East Asian economy for the next couple of years.

Established in 2007 as an international marketing and writing agency, Hot Fry Media offers what many small and budding business owners need- reasonable and uncompromised valued services. The Company provides marketing, copywriting, and other creative services to small businesses and start-ups, with the aim of expanding businesses and establishing its clients in today’s marketplace.

In recent years, with Singapore’s continual encouragement of the sprouting of young entrepreneurs among themselves as well as through foreign talent, Hot Fry Media aims to carry out their mission of aiding fresh businesses here do just that. They will make headway by supporting business owners with their objectives, through services that are essential to these businesses attaining their goals.

“This is an exciting adventure for us at Hot Fry Media and we see a demand for quality marketing and business services for the small to medium businesses in many countries that larger advertising agencies cannot provide on a personal level or at an affordable cost,” said Rebecca Binny-Hallmark, Co-founder of Hot Fry Media. “We can do just that.”

A global site recently launched at the start of 2011 by the company is a head start to their international outreach. Hot Fry Media’s newly launched site provides potential clients with information they need on the company along with its services.    

“I think Hot Fry Media will do well in Asia as it has in the United States. We focus on results and quality, and strive to help businesses reach their missions, visions and goals,” commented Sarah Jane, Co-founder of Hot Fry Media.

Hot Fry Media continues to target both local and international clients including those in the United States – a major market that was initially identified as their primary client base.

 

About Hot Fry Media

Hot Fry Media is an international marketing and writing agency founded and established in USA earlier this decade by two young and adventurous entrepreneurs. Inspired by the demand of quality freelance work in the advertising and marketing industry, Hot Fry Media aims at providing what many small and budding business owners need- affordable and uncompromised quality services. We specialize in small businesses, start ups, or companies looking at advancing and expanding their current product and service offerings. Our mission is to align business owners with their objectives, identify possible challenges, and provide the services necessary to achieving their goals.

You can visit us at http://www.HotFryMedia.com/ or view our blog at http://hotfrymedia.wordpress.com.

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StartupNation.com Honors TOYconomy as one of the Nation’s Leading Moms in Business


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StartupNation.com Honors TOYconomy as one of the Nation’s Leading Moms in Business
TOYconomy Wins Top Honors in Mom Business Competition

Glen Allen, VAMay 3, 2011– From among contestants across the United States, TOYconomy has been ranked #75 (out of 200) in StartupNation.com’s 2011 Leading Moms in Business competition (www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business).

Millions of votes have been cast in the annual competition, and this year’s flurry of popular support of the 2011 contestants was no exception. America has once again demonstrated its immense interest and supportiveness for moms building businesses as they also tend to their families.

“With startup rates at an all-time high, these leading moms are leading the pack in startup rates,” says Rich Sloan, chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation. “They’re going after their business opportunities and developing their innovative products and services with fervor,” Sloan adds.

“This award is a reflection of our valued customers and parents. We appreciate their support and enthusiasm,” said Shannon McAfee, founder of TOYconomy. The winner’s profile for TOYconomy can be found at http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/contestant/10144/index.php.

The 2011 Leading Moms in Business ranking highlights some of the dominant trends, motivations and attributes among moms in business. They include:

  • A great eye for providing attractive discounts, coupons, savings and value, all especially important to consumer moms of the recession era.
  • A likelihood to come up with innovative products and solutions to address the challenging maze of motherhood. It’s an environment that demands resourcefulness.
  • Conscience-driven business, where “doing well” is just fine, but the real rush comes from doing good.
  • The attraction of being your own boss looms large for moms wanting to take control they just can’t find in a day job.
  • Sustainable solutions and responsible business practices are increasingly paramount.
  • Making the most of social media for business benefit is seemingly a birthright for the socially adept moms.

The full results of the 2011 Leading Moms in Business ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/.

 

About StartupNation

StartupNation (www.startupnation.com) provides over 200,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs and serves millions of entrepreneurs annually. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including blogs from a host of experts, podcasts, webcasts, eBooks such as Start Your Own Mom Business (www.startupnation.com/mom-business), award-winning step-by-step advice, and more.

StartupNation co-founders, Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts. The Sloan brothers speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and recently hosted a Public Television special helping people transform their passions into business opportunities. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday. The Sloan brothers are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC
, FOX News and many others.

About TOYconomy

TOYconomy is an online toy rental and exchange program that can help you significantly decrease toy clutter and help you save money and resources by being more selective about the toys you choose. Founded and established in 2010 by a mother of three in Richmond, VA, TOYconomy’s mission is to help you keep your kids happy and healthy without
having to burn big bucks.

TOYconomy is available at http://www.TOYconomy.com/.

 

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information, press only:

For StartupNation,
contact Rich Sloan via email at rich at StartupNation dot
com or by phone at 248-430-1002.

For TOYconomy.com contact Shannon McAfee at
info at TOYconomy dot com or by phone at 804-364-TOYS (8697).  

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China to build airport in desert

According to Beijing Daily, China has plans to build a new airport in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. This is part of the government’s 12th 5-year plan (2011 – 2015).

The airport is staged to be constructed in the Taklimakan desert and will be the first airport in China to be built in a desert. The airport is said to facilitate oil exploration and desert work in the region.

Read full article here.

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