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Bad PR, Good PR it’s all PR and Drives Interactions

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A new Reality show titled “Secrets of Aspen” premiered last night on VH1. Locals in Aspen both anticipated and dreaded the premier. A Facebook page was created just for folks who wanted nothing to do with it. Yet this past weekend was one of the biggest Social Networking buzz days for Aspen.

The Tweets were both positive and negative.

Keejerr I like dis show da secrets of aspen very very interesting

Vin_knee SECRETS OF ASPEN = MY NEW FAVORITE SHOW!!!

julieq The VH1 Secrets of Aspen are out: the cast has no personality, no grasp of reality, no youthfulness and are completely unlikable.

AaronMClark Wow. Secrets of Aspen on VH1. Didn’t think real housewives could be more trashy. But can’t stop watching!

The point is that a viral marketing campaign will drive buzz and you can choose to ride it or not

cityofaspen Curious about “The Secrets of Aspen” and the City of Aspen? Find more at http://bit.ly/6ET1nu

I guess it didn’t hurt that Paris was in town either

http://twitpic.com/wl4kn – When I was in Aspen, I saw a woman with this cute little dog and just had to take a pic with her. So cute! @parishilton

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Written by Casey McConnell

January 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Brian Lorge joins the “Social Conversation” in Greeley Colorado

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Brian Lorge is the owner of Centerplace Liquor in Greeley Colorado.  He and his father went in together on the venture in September 2007.  He has seen the business grow in many ways since the purchase in 2007, with each year bring an increase in sales.  He has been employed by IBM for the past 10 years and currently works as a Network Engineer in which he supports security and auditing for the DOW Chemical company. He graduated from Franklin University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems.

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HELLY HANSEN BECOMES A SPONSOR OF QITTLE LIVE THE DREAM COMPETITION

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Helly Hansen to Outfit Qittle™ Mobile Marketing Firm’s “Live The Dream” Winner and Give Away Prizes

Aspen, Colo. (December 29th, 2009) – Qittle, a national mobile and social media firm, is excited to announce a technical apparel partnership between Helly Hansen and the Live The Dream-Win a Year in Aspen/Snowmass competition and tour. “Live The Dream” will be promoting Helly Hansen on the 60-city tour and educational “Social/Mobile Media at its Best Seminar” along with Helly Hansen give-aways to lucky contestants. Qittle will also be giving one lucky winner a year living the dream in Aspen/Snowmass, enjoying the high quality, technical Helly Hansen gear while skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking and promoting sponsors through social networking.

“We think the “Live the Dream in Aspen” competition is a great fit for Helly Hansen.  As the official apparel partner for the Aspen Skiing Company, wearing the Helly Hansen brand goes hand in hand with living the Aspen lifestyle so we’re really excited to be involved.” – Marshall Rutman, Helly Hansen Marketing Manager, North America

Qittle’s “Live The Dream – Win A Year in Aspen/Snowmass” competition will launch on January 1st, 2010. Anyone interested in registering can sign up for a chance to win on the Live The Dream website from January 1st to June 1st, 2010. On June 1st, 100 to 200 contestants will be chosen randomly to take action and create the largest viral marketing campaign, demonstrating why they should win a year in Aspen/Snowmass. In July, the top five finalists will be invited to Aspen/Snowmass to interview and on the 4th of July 2010, one of those five will win a year in Aspen/Snowmass. The winner will blog, post YouTube videos, actively use different social networking sites, attend local events and promote sponsors, while living the dream. http://qittle.com/live_the_dream.html

“Qittle is thrilled to have Helly Hansen as a “Live The Dream” sponsor” – Chelsea VanVleet, Qittle Communications Director. Both parties are very excited to be working together to promote an active lifestyle and Qittle’s “Live The Dream” campaign. The “Live The Dream” competition winner will be given Helly Hansen technical apparel to use while living the dream. The lucky winner will let the world know how efficient and technical this gear is through YouTube videos, a blog and social networking.

About Helly Hansen

Since 1877, Helly Hansen has been protecting professionals who’ve chosen to make their living in some of the world’s harshest environments. Today, the brand is recognized as a global leader in technical apparel and footwear designs for a range of alpine and water sports activities. HH products are distributed in more than 40 countries. HH’s North American operations are based in Delta, B.C. For more information on HH products, team news, or to locate a dealer, please visit: www.hellyhansen.com

Social media websites strengthened holiday season for retailers

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Holiday retail sales might have staved off a visit from the Grinch thanks in part to social media.

Nearly half of U.S. retailers polled in a pre-holiday national survey said they intended to increase their use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter during the Christmas shopping season.

“Social media has allowed for a very efficient, low-cost way for retailers to communicate directly with their best customers on exclusive sales and offers,” said Clay McDaniel, co-founder of Seattle-based marketing firm Spring Creek Group.

Although the exact impact of social media on holiday retailing hasn’t been calculated, online outreach is thought to have been a factor in the 3.6 percent increase in November and December spending reported Monday by MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse.

In addition to boosting sales, social media has enabled retailers to reduce or divert spending on traditional advertising in print and broadcast media.

Written by Casey McConnell

December 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

Andrew BE joins the “Social Conversation” in Boulder Colorado

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 Andrew BE specializes in Internet Business 
 Development and created Elegant Technologies
 Limited while completing his Masters in 
 Business Administration nearly 10 years ago.
 Combining his training in website design 
 and his education in business, he offers 
 a unique and powerful approach to creating 
 Internet businesses: He begins each project 
 from a business standpoint to develop a 
 refined website and marketing strategy that 
 will serve the specific needs and target 
 market of each individual company. Applying 
 traditional business concepts and the 
 revolutionary features and resources that 
 only the Internet can provide, he continues 
 to exhibit an impressive track-record of 
 helping entrepreneurs succeed online. 

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How Can Social Media Help Small Biz?

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According to the “Small Business Marketing Forecast 2010” from Ad-ology, lead generation is the biggest benefit of social networking for US small businesses, cited by one-half of respondents. Social networks were also considered a good way to keep up with the industry and monitor online chatter about the business.

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Written by Casey McConnell

December 28, 2009 at 11:21 am

Posted in Social Networking

QITTLE ™ SOCIAL/MOBILE MEDIA EVENTS TO GIVE OUT SKI WEEKENDS TO LUCKY WINNERS

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QITTLE ™ SOCIAL/MOBILE MEDIA EVENTS TO GIVE OUT SKI WEEKENDS TO LUCKY WINNERS

Weekend Trips to Aspen/Snowmass to be Given Out to Lucky Attendees of New Media Seminars in Colorado

ASPEN, COLO. – December 22nd, 2009 – Join Qittle and other mobile/social media professionals at one of five Front Range, Colo. “Mobile/Social Media At It’s Best – Live The Dream” seminars for a chance to win a weekend in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo.

Learn how to make ones business successful in the digital age. Learn tools and tactics to promote ones business through social networks, blogs, mobile devices, and how to write and pitch a press release in these changing times. Qittle is hosting five new media seminars in Colorado and is randomly selecting five attendees to enjoy a two-night stay for two, with four Aspen/Snowmass Ski passes valued at over $1,000 per giveaway.

The five social/mobile media seminars are taking place in Greeley, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder. These are very interactive and engaging seminars. This seminar will begin with a social conversation between some of the top social media experts from surrounding communities, sharing best and worst practices for social media from their experience. There will be a brief networking session, followed by a presentation on PR in a digital age. In this section attendants will learn tools and tactics to create a successful PR/marketing campaign through social networks. The last section will teach attendants how to be at the forefront of mobile marketing and how to begin an effective mobile campaign.

Here is what one attendee of the Glenwood Springs event has to say about these events. “The Qittle conference on social media is chock full of practical, easily applicable tactics to help businesses grow at a time when money is tight and the competition for clients is heated. The presenters were flexible in adjusting their explanations to the knowledge and experience levels of the attendees. I am going to recommend this to all of my clients.” Jerry Pradier, CMT Master Mentor

Qittle has partnered with Aspen/Snowmass hotel partners including Frias Properties, St. Regis, Aspen and the Limelight Lodge in Aspen Colorado. The Aspen Skiing Company is providing lift tickets for the winners.

To learn more about registering for one of these events and for a chance to win a two night stay with four ski passes in Aspen/Snowmass go to http://qittle.eventbrite.com/