September 24th, 2008

NMOA News and Information


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Are you looking for a large collection of Wholesale Suppliers, Importers, Distributors, Liquidation and Closeout Specialists?

If so, make sure you look into the NMOA Professional Wholesale Resource Guide.

This 4-in-1 directory has been hand compiled over the years to put all types of wholesale resources at your fingertips.
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Social Networking:
The Five Biggest Mistakes Nichepreneurs Make

Over half of all Americans between the ages of 15-34 consider themselves active social network users. They regularly visit well-known social networking sites, such as MySpace or Facebook, or log onto specialty social networks, like Ravelry (devoted to the fiber arts) or GroupRecipes (for the foodie set). While industry research tells us that television watching is declining, especially among this age group, social network use is on the rise: average users spend seven to eight hours a week online.

This time spent on social networks clearly affects buying decisions. An estimated forty percent of all social networkers say they use social networking sites to learn more about brands or products they like, according to GreenBiz.com, with twenty-eight percent saying they've had a brand or product recommended to them by a friend.

The message is clear. Strategic use of social networking can help a company grow. It's an effective use of target marketing, reaching out to one's customers where they are.

However, in order to capitalize on social networking's power, you have to do it right. Click here to learn about the five biggest mistakes.
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Influential Communication:
Communicate with LASER Accuracy!

CAUTION! – Using the LASER could be beneficial to your professional and personal life!

Communication skills are at the crosshairs of success. Whether your communication is done verbally or virtually, your ability to do it effectively, and with influence, will determine your success or failure. Research shows that 80 percent of people feel that they could achieve better results if they were able to communicate better. Millions of companies, small and large, experience communication problems on a regular basis, but in most cases, a simple shift in focus does the trick.

If you find that your communication is no longer influential, and it’s often missing its intended target, the solution is simple: It’s called the LASER model, which is unique because its focus is internal. The starting point for effective communication is within us. What happens if you initially focus externally rather than internally? Well, it’s like operating your business without a business plan; achieving anything – even nothing – is acceptable. In order to truly achieve influential communication, you must focus internally first, pointing the LASER at yourself …Click here to learn how!

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Another Reason to Support Direct Mail: its Environmental Impact is Small.
New Study Exemplifies Environmentally Responsible Progress by Mailing Industry.

Additional data is needed to pinpoint mail’s true environmental impact, but it’s in the range of 50 grams of CO2 per piece, according to the first study ever on the issue. The new research also demonstrates that leisure and other everyday activities—watching television, taking a trip, running a clothes dryer, dishwasher or refrigerator—account for most of a consumers’ total carbon footprint. The Environmental Impact of Mail: A Baseline, published by Pitney Bowes, is a comprehensive review of existing or published data on the value chain of mail from a variety of sources including regulatory agencies, not-for-profits, and U.S. and international postal services. Click here to read the full story.
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