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Tag New Media launches new online presence for hummel America.

first_imgTag New Media (TNM) has announced the launch of the hummel America website. Hummel, a soccer equipment and branded apparel company based in Denmark, partnered with TNM to assist them with their online expansion into the U.S. market.The Flash™-based hummelamerica.com website, reflects thecompany’s mission of branding by story-telling. The site’s interactive and youthful feel invites visitors to explore the hummel brand by interacting with virtual “Polaroids” placed within a hummel “keepsake” shoe box. Each “Polaroid” represents one of hummel’s ten key brand messages.Brian Kukon, CEO of hummel America says, “Tag New Media represents the cutting-edge, advanced thinking and dynamic team approach used in website development much the same as hummel approaches the soccer and fashion industries. Our companies have the same synergy.”Tag New Media is an award-winning Web design and development studio based in Burlington, Vermont. Since 1996, TNM has focused on delivering value to their clients through thoughtfully conceived and appropriate interactive design and technology solutions – solutions that address core businessobjectives.last_img read more

How smaller institutions can grab credit card business back from megabanks

first_img continue reading » When it comes to credit card marketing, regional banks and credit unions are mostly missing the mark when it comes to attracting existing customers and prospects to their products. Now is a good time for banks and credit unions to reexamine their credit card marketing strategy because historical data tells us people re-evaluate their credit cards during difficult economic times.In 2011, for example, the Federal Reserve released a post-recession credit participation study showing that 68% of consumers with credit scores below 660 had an average of 3.3 credit inquiries in 2010, and around 30% of those in the top credit bracket (780+) were also evaluating their credit, with slightly under two credit inquiries taking place in the same time frame.These credit inquiries show that people were increasingly looking for credit solutions during the peak recession years. And, according to Federal Reserve data from 2007-2009, as mass employment, reduced wages and other financial pressures forced many Americans to purchase everyday necessities with credit cards, consumer use of credit spiked nearly 20%. These examples demonstrate that people are likely looking at maximizing rewards, taking advantage of cash back and reducing risks with interest-free financing and other benefits from credit cards today as we experience another economic downturn. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Habitat for Humanity celebrates groundbreaking of permanent housing community in Haiti

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 21 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Habitat for Humanity celebrates groundbreaking of permanent housing community in Haiti by: – September 16, 2011 Share Photo credit: habitat.mit.eduPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — On Thursday, Habitat for Humanity joined with Haitian and US government representatives, local community members, donors and partners to break ground on its permanent housing community in Leogane, Haiti. Habitat’s Santo community is part of its five-year plan to serve 50,000 families impacted by the 2010 earthquake. “Habitat is extremely grateful for the support of donors, partners and community members who are committed to building decent and safe houses and a new community in which families can thrive,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “The Santo project is a major undertaking that would not be possible without the common vision and purpose we share to help Haiti recover.” Habitat, donors, partners and local citizens are working together to ensure the most vulnerable families are identified and the specific needs of the community are addressed. Habitat has partnered with Architecture for Humanity to develop the overall master plan for the Santo site. The community has provided input on house design, sanitation and other vital services.By the end of 2011, 150 core homes will be constructed on the Santo site. Construction will culminate with Habitat’s 28th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in November. For one week, beginning November 5, 2011, more than 500 Carter Work Project volunteers will build 100 core homes. The initial 50 homes will be built the prior week by volunteers from Haven Community Foundation, an Irish NGO with whom Habitat has also partnered to provide logistical support for the CWP event.To date, Habitat’s earthquake recovery program, including emergency shelter kits, structural damage assessments, repairs and rehabs, and transitional and upgradable shelters, have benefited more than 28,000 families or approximately 135,000 individuals. In addition, more than 4,000 Haitians have been trained in construction, construction business practices, financial literacy, and health and hygiene.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more