Fashion Icons Go West for
Cutting-Edge Digital Marketing
New York may be the reigning capital of fashion and style, but Denver is on track to become the next big digital marketing hub. Leading the charge is entrepreneur Cynthia Brown, whose company is busily ushering in the next generation of digital marketing.
Brown is the founder and CEO of Blue Moon Works, Inc., a digital marketing agency serving some of the biggest names in fashion, apparel, jewelry and home décor. Its sole focus is consumer-oriented eCommerce: from developing the marketing strategy, to identifying the right target audience and driving traffic to the website, …Read More
Managing the Perception of Your
Most Valuable Asset: Your Image
Nightingale & Nightingale | Public Relations | Media Relations | Perception Management
To hundreds of canine owners across the Tri-State area – and their pets – the annual Howl-ween parade through the village of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., is a highlight of the fall season, a chance to see canines of all types and sizes model their favorite fashions, party with fellow animal lovers, and celebrate the deep, enduring bonds between humans and their dogs.
To area businesses, the event is a chance to showcase their offerings, attract new customers and conduct business. …Read More
New Breed of Investment Advisors are Building New Traditions
A chance meeting at an investment conference brought two unlikely partners together to form a unique investment firm. Dan Webster, from Rochester, N.Y. near the border with Canada, and Jason M. Mengel, CFP®, who grew up in the Deep South in Atlanta Ga., had each relocated to South Carolina’s coastal area to enjoy life on the water – Webster to Pawley’s Island and Mengel to Isle of Palms. They owned separate practices in Charleston, Aiken and Myrtle Beach. After meeting, they realized they shared a vision that set them apart from the mainstream financial service industry, and they developed an idea to collaborate and “fuse” their advisor firms. They put a partnership into motion, named it Fusion Capital, and have not looked back since. …Read More
National Strength, Customized Advice
In an effort to focus more on their clients and with the motivation to provide a higher level of service, Financial Advisors Evan R. Meltzer, Philip R. Meltzer, CFP® and Edward T. Hill, CFP® created Meltzer & Hill Wealth Advisory, LLC in early 2013. They chose to associate with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
The goal was to combine the best of large-firm resources with the quality service of a locally owned independent business, and they seem to have achieved it. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network holds all client accounts and processes all transactions, while the three partners and their staff provide day-to-day service and advice. This allows the partners to make decisions efficiently, without the delays often associated with larger-firm models. …Read More
Safety, Security and Low Volatility Are Key
Marra Financial Group Sets Gold Standard for Retirement Income Planning
There is no one “best place” to put your retirement money, because each individual and couple has unique requirements and different tolerances for risk. Yet far too many people have all their retirement money in the market, according to Diane Marra, president and founder of Marra Financial Group. “That places them at high risk, especially in today’s exceedingly volatile economic and political climate.”
The Long Island- and Connecticut-based firm (it recently opened a New Jersey office as well) operates from the standpoint that in order to make sure a client’s money is in “the best place,” individual circumstances must be taken into consideration. This individualization is where Marra Financial Group excels. …Read More
Historical Perspective Informs Investment Strategies
The history of Wall Street from the ’80s to today is rife with chaos (consider the crashes, bubble bursts and recessions of 1980, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2001 and 2008). This history is also replete with lessons for financial advisors who want to help investors capitalize on market growth and protect their gains in times of crisis.
Financial advisors Roxann Romano and Anthony Catalano, principal partners of the Romano-Catalano Wealth Management Group, have 25 and 30 years’ experience, respectively, in this arena. They’ve witnessed significant market turmoil and internalized its lessons. And they understand how deeply it affects investors. …Read More
Williams Jones Preserves
and Grows Client Assets
It was the summer of 2007, and the partners of Williams Jones Investment Management were picking up signs of trouble in the equity markets. “We had been hearing from our research network about serious credit risk issues, particularly in the financial sector, so we began to move client money out of stocks and into bonds and hedge funds,” says Chairman William P. Jones Jr. “By the end of the year, we had reduced our clients’ exposure in equities by over 35 percent.”
Although stocks ended the year up 5½ percent, the Firm’s defensive strategy was ultimately borne out. “By the end of 2008, clients who had been doubtful about what we were doing a year ago couldn’t have been happier with us,” Jones says. “In fact, we added new clients at a time when many financial advisors were being fired by their clients.” …Read More
Bringing Enterprise-Level Email Marketing to the Mid-Market
When it comes to the Internet, there are few things as annoying as junk email. ISPs and spam filters are increasingly helping consumers and businesses filter out unwanted messages from deceptive marketers and scam artists. Unfortunately, that makes it harder for legitimate businesses to communicate with their customers. Net Atlantic has the solution for mid-level companies that want their emails to get through and get read.
Net Atlantic, recently included on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, is a leading email marketing company helping businesses deliver interesting, engaging and relevant email to customers and prospective customers who desire it. A value-added reseller (VAR), this Massachusetts-based firm offers a range of solutions including dynamic integration, full-service sending, email campaign intelligence and superior pricing. As an example, campaigns can be designed around single or multiple sendings, split tests or time-released emails. …Read More
Quality Without Compromise
When a major cloud-computing company needs people with certain types of technical skills, it knows just who to call. It knows it can rely on ClearBridge Technology Group for a variety of consulting and staffing needs.
“They always bring us great candidates – fast,” says the company’s vice president of professional services. “And they usually have the best rates.” He estimates that ClearBridge has provided his company with hundreds of people, the majority of them IT professionals with EMC, VMware or Cisco networking skills and the rest, project managers. …Read More
Is Your Portfolio Retirement-Ready?
Today’s retirees and pre-retirees are navigating a treacherous financial planning environment. Headlines are filled with ominous warnings of Recessions, Record National Debt and Runaway Spending … all with the potential to derail retirement plans. “At an alarmingly rapid rate, American workers are losing confidence in their ability to retire comfortably,” says investment advisor representative James R. Dischert, RFC. “The skepticism has only increased in the last few years, and people are leery of the markets.”
In light of the uncertainty, a new …Read More