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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Direct Marketing Groups Launched Nationwide by National Mail Order Association (NMOA) using Facebook as Initial Connecting Point
"Online Social Networking is all
the rage, but business does not live by the net alone. Face-to-face
networking is still vital to business and career success and these new
networking groups combine the old with the new for super networking." says
NMOA president John Schulte.
One of the unique aspects of this endeavor is the NMOA incorporating the social networking site Facebook as the first point of contact. "Connecting with people online is great," says John Schulte, president of the NMOA. "It is convenient and free, but we are social animals, and in-person, face-to-face networking is still an important component for business and career success, no matter how well the Internet connects us electronically. Our strategy is to combine the best of both worlds to create a highbred networking system; true power networking for all."
The online Facebook groups will
be for day-to-day networking and information sharing, and once a month or
more, members will coordinate local outings for some face-to-face
networking, and have a little fun at the same time. The best part, it's all
free. The NMOA will not be requiring membership to be part of any of these
groups. There is no better way to accomplish your overall business goals and
have some fun at the same time than meeting face-to-face with people of
similar interests and goals.
So far, direct marketing groups have been set up for 19 states and one main group for international connectivity. New states will be added as people request them. Individuals who want to get involved on a leadership level in their state will be made officers of the group.
Each group is set up so members can start a discussion, ask questions, share links, promote their company, and post videos and pictures. If for no other reason, people should join their state group as part of their overall Web 2.0 strategy. Links to currently active states can be found at http://tinyurl.com/2ntwdc
About The National Mail Order Association (NMOA)
In 2007, marketerscommercial and nonprofitspent $173.2 billion on direct marketing in the United States. Measured against total US sales, these advertising expenditures generated approximately $2.025 trillion in incremental sales. In 2007, direct marketing accounted for 10.2 percent of total US gross domestic product. Also in 2007, there were 1.6 million direct marketing employees in the US. Their collective sales efforts directly supported nearly 9.0 million other jobs, accounting for a total of 10.6 million US jobs. Source: Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
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