May 15, 2006 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Kathy Adams Gibbs of Tew Cardenas in Miami was appointed as the chair of the Vizcayans La Lega. James K. Rubin of North Miami Beach was a speaker at a seminar titled “Firearm Laws in Florida” hosted by Lorman Education Services. Roshawn Banks of The All Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale is now a licensed Realtor. The firm continues to handle real estate, criminal, family, and immigration issues. David M. Garten of West Palm Beach spoke on the television program “Wealth & Wisdom” regarding a lawyer’s duty to determine his or her client’s testamentary capacity. Robby Birnbaum of Greenspoon Marder in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the American Association of Debt Management Organizations. His topic was “Relating to Regulators: Building Positive Relationships with State Regulators While Protecting Your Company’s Interest.” Hugh Cotney of Jacksonville has been elected to the board of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Darryl M. Bloodworth of Dean Mead in Orlando became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship. Luis J. Perez of Hogan & Hartson in Miami was named president of the U.S. – Spain Council. The U.S. – Spain Council is a forum in which U.S. and Spanish corporate leaders seek to promote better relations between the two countries. Gerry Rosenthal was named to the Board of Counselors of The Carter Center. The Carter Center was founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to advance peace and health worldwide. Joseph M. Goldstein of Shutts & Bowen’s Ft. Lauderdale office was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. Rodd Michael Santomauro of Camfield and Santomauro in Palm Bay was presented with the Professionalism Award for the Young Lawyers Division of the Brevard County Bar Association. Xavier Martinez has been appointed vice president for business development for Fiduciary Trust International of the South. Martinez’s responsibilities include client development. Gunster Yoakley’s Miami office hosted a reception for Miami attorney Frank Angones. Angones is the first Cuban-American elected to serve as president-elect of The Florida Bar. Richard M. Zelman of Sacher Zelman in Miami addressed students at the University of Miami Law School during a workshop focusing on managing international and domestic real estate transactions. Bernard H. Oxman was appointed to sit in the International Court of Justice, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Valencia Nash was elected as justice of the peace in Dallas County, Texas. She is the first African-American woman to serve in this capacity in Dallas County. Nash is actively practicing law in Dallas and continues to be a member of The Florida Bar. Jack R. Reiter of Adorno & Yoss’ Miami office addressed the Miami Beach Bar Association on “Persevering Errors on Appeal” at its April meeting. Reiter heads Adorno & Yoss’ appellate practice department. James B. Baldinger of Carlton Fields’ West Palm Beach office will become president of the Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches. Belinda Noah published “International Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Law: TRIPS and Patentable Subject Matter in their Global Marketplace.” Matt Firestone of Pohl & Short in Winter Park presented “Understanding HOA Bylaws and Covenants” to the Orange County Homeowners’ Association Alliance. Wm. Andrew “Andy” Haggard of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Lewis in Coral Gables was elected to serve on the Orange Bowl Committee. Carlton Fields participated in the annual Baynanza Biscayne Bay Clean-Up at Vizcaya. “Team Carlton Fields” consisted of Miami office employees, attorneys and their families including Gary Pappas, Ana Harris, Ana Rodriguez, Nancy Maldonado, Chris Sharp, John Camp, and Marilyn Trinz. Robert A. Soriano of Carlton Field’s Tampa office has been published in The ReedLogic Bankruptcy Law Leadership Conference, Top Partners on Winning Legal Strategies & Best Practices for Success. Soriano’s chapter is titled, “The Roles of the Bankruptcy Lawyer.” Joseph G. Jarret, county attorney for Polk County, published “Animal Control Liability, Challenges for the Public Risk Manager” in Public Risk magazine, and presented “A Primer on Public Records Law & Government in the Sunshine” on behalf of the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers, and “Growth Management, Trials & Tribulations” during a community leader forum in Lakeland. Amy D. Ronner published “Denaturalization and Death: What It Means to Preclude the Exercise of Judicial Discretion” in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 101. Ronner was also the keynote speaker at the annual Black Law Student Association’s banquet. Marlon A. Hill of delancyhill in Miami has been chosen to host a talk radio show called “Caribbean Crossroads” on News/Talk WTPS 1080AM every Sunday from 6 – 7 p.m., covering legal issues and community affairs. Bruce Charles King of Carlton Fields’ Miami office spoke at the “Managing Complex Construction Law Issues” seminar for the National Business Institute. King’s presentation is titled “Project Delivery Methods and Answers.” Sylvia H. Walbolt of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office received one of the John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Awards. The award was presented at the ABA’s Section of Litigation annual meeting. Jason M. Murray of Carlton Fields’ Miami office co-authored an article in the ABA Franchise Law Journal called “Covenants Not to Compete and Nonsignatories: Enjoining Unfair Conspiracies.” Mark S. Bentley of GrayRobinson in Tampa was elected to the Board of Directors of the Ybor City Development Corporation. Bentley’s experience includes eminent domain litigation, land use, zoning, governmental and administrative law. Tracy Tyson Miller of Jacksonville presented a seminar at the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives conference in Boston, Mass. Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe hosted the fifth annual African-American Networking Reception at the Orlando offices. Richard A. Greenberg of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell’s Tallahassee office spoke on the topic of legal ethics at the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ 2006 Criminal Law Certification Review seminar in Tampa. David L. Levy, chief judge emeritus of the Third District Court of Appeal, is leaving the bench to teach law at St. Thomas University. Michael J. Napoleone of Richman Greer’s West Palm Beach office was elected to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Alex H. Hamrick of SQI 1031 Exchange Services, LLC, spoke at the “Essentials of Section 1031 Exchange Seminar” in Orlando. Jorge Hernandez–Toraño of Holland & Knight’s Miami office was selected to receive one of the Boston College Law School’s 75th Anniversary Alumni Awards. Hernandez – Toraño was selected because of his leadership in the legal profession. Lynn Dannheisser of Gunster Yoakley has been appointed town attorney for the city of Surfside. Dannheisser will continue practicing while serving the city. Michael I. Udine of Udine & Udine in Ft. Lauderdale was elected mayor of Parkland. He has been a Parkland city commissioner since 2003. Paulo Miranda of Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami office has been appointed president of the USA Latin America Chapter of the Associação dos Dirigentes de Vendas e Marketing do Brasil, which has been active in Brazil for more than 50 years. May 15, 2006 News & Notes May 15, 2006 News and Noteslast_img read more

Man Utd: It’s a dream come true – Fernandes

first_imgBruno Fernandes has sensationally revealed that it’s a dream come true for him playing in the colours of Manchester United. Month of March Man U player of the month Bruno Fernandes “I have already said this a lot of times but it was a dream come true. For me, ever since I was a kid, it was a dream playing for Manchester United. I already told everyone in the interview, Manchester United was and is one of the biggest clubs in the world. You look in the past and when I’m younger, you look at the players who play for Manchester United and you see the biggest stars in the world.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer10 Inventions That Prove Humanity Is Failing BadlyIncredible Underwater Objects Surrounded By MysteryWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo? Loading… center_img You see the best players in the world. You have players from everywhere and also, we talked a lot and I told you about Cristiano. I looked at Manchester with more interest when Cristiano was here because it’s normal when you have Portuguese players in some teams, you look at them more than other teams. But at that moment, I started to look at Manchester in a different way because you see Cristiano but then you see also the team and you have Paul Scholes, you have Rooney, you have Giggs and you have Roy Keane, Cantona before. You have a lot of players… I don’t know… van Nistelrooy… I can stay here for hours saying all the names of players for Manchester United. read also:Fernandes responds to Ronaldo’s Instagram workout challenge Also Nani, who’s played with me. You have big stars playing here. [Joining] Manchester United was so easy because since I was a kid, it was a dream, so for me, doing this step, a big step to the Premier League to Manchester United was perfect.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: Talking Carr, Gruden’s biceps, Abram and more

first_img1. @jobrelatedtweet: How does Tom Cable still have a job?If he can’t get this year’s Raiders offensive line to be any good, then he’ll be shown the door. He had two rookie tackles and an array of … With about a month and a half until training camp (and Hard Knocks) kicks off in Napa, let’s run through one last mailbag before everyone goes on vacation.In this edition we talk everything from rookies to potential surprise cuts to pass-rushing improvements.Let’s have some fun.last_img

The Best Velocity for Moving Air Through Ducts, Part 1

first_imgIt’s obvious that moving air too quickly through ducts can be a problem. Faster air means more turbulence, more resistance, and more noise. But I run into a lot of people who think that low velocity also can be a problem in ducts. Just recently I heard someone talking about how low velocity causes “rolling air” in the ducts. I don’t know what he meant by that (turbulence, perhaps?), but is low velocity really something we should worry about? And if so, when?Bigger ducts, lower velocityI’ve written about the relationship between velocity and duct size before, so let’s take a quick look back at this important principle. The diagram below shows equal volumes of air in two parts of a duct system—one smaller, one larger. What can we say about the air flow in the two places?One thing we know is that if we have an air flow rate through one part of a duct and no air leaks out or is diverted through another duct, the rate at other parts of the duct must be the same. In other words, if we have 100 cubic feet per minute (cfm) of air flow in the larger piece of duct below, then the air must still flowing at 100 cfm when it gets into the smaller duct. That stems from the Law of Conservation of Mass and the good assumption that air flow in ducts happens at constant density.The continuity equation relates the velocity of air in a duct to the cross-sectional area. Photo: Energy VanguardIf the air flow rate is constant, it’s straightforward to show that the quantity A x v is constant, too.  That’s what we call the continuity equation. The simple way of stating this principle is:As duct size decreases, air velocity increases, and vice versa.So we can increase the velocity of air in a duct by making the ducts smaller and we can reduce the velocity by making the ducts bigger. But what does duct size do to static pressure drops?Static pressure drops, equivalent lengths, and velocityStatic pressure drops are the key quantity to worry about with moving air through ducts for a simple reason. The continuity equation tells us that the air flow rate stays constant from one part of a duct to another. But that doesn’t mean the air flow is a constant.What I mean here is that the air flow rate depends on the resistance to air flow in the duct system, and static pressure is a measure of that resistance. When we reduce the size of a duct or put a fitting in that turns or divides the air or even just move the air through a straight section of duct, we add resistance.Adding that smaller diameter section to the duct above, for example, increases the resistance and decreases the air flow from what it would have been had we kept the duct the same, larger size. So if 100 cfm of air flows through the configuration above, more than 100 cfm would be flowing if the duct hadn’t gotten smaller.The more common way of talking about that resistance in ducts is by total effective length (TEL), which is the sum of the equivalent lengths of fittings and the actual lengths of straight sections. And as I’ve discussed before, the equivalent lengths of fittings dominate, as the straight sections add little to the total resistance (unless the straight sections are flex duct not pulled tight).Now, here’s one more principle we need:The static pressure drop across any one part of a duct system (fitting or straight section) is proportional to the square of the air flow rate.And the continuity equation above tells us that the air flow rate is proportional to the velocity. So in a component of constant size (say, a 12 in. diameter elbow), the static pressure drop is proportional to the square of velocity.I apologize for making you think through a little bit of math here, but hey, we’re not using spherical Bessel functions to solve Schrödinger’s equation in three dimensions. Stick with me a bit longer and this will make you a better person.Let’s do this with numbers, which always seems to help. Say you have air moving at 900 ft. per minute (fpm) through that elbow. The static pressure drop of the air moving through it is proportional to 900 fpm squared. The result of multiplying 900 by itself doesn’t really matter (it’s 810,000) because there’s also a constant of proportionality involved and we’re not going down that path.We can write this relationship out as:Δp ~ 900^2Here, Δp is the change in pressure (or static pressure drop) and 900^2 means squared, or 900 x 900. What really matters here is what happens when we change the velocity. Instead of using 900 fpm, let’s say the air moves through that fitting at 450 fpm. How does that change the static pressure drop?  Here’s the answer:Δp ~ 450^2 = (0.5 x 900)^2 = 0.25 x 900^2Now we can extract one of the most important lessons of this article:When you cut the velocity in half, the static pressure drop is cut to a quarter of what it was.In other words, bigger ducts and lower velocities are better for static pressure than you might have guessed. And guess what? All those equivalent lengths for fittings you can find in ACCA Manual D are based on a velocity of 900 fpm. If you move the air at half that velocity, the actual equivalent length is a quarter of what’s stated in the tables.How would you like to use a fitting with 10 ft. of equivalent length instead of 40 ft.?  Just move the air through it at 450 fpm instead of 900 fpm and that’s what you get!  (Unfortunately, HVAC design software may not make that adjustment for you, using the equivalent length for 900 fpm no matter what the actual velocity is. I know RightSuite Universal doesn’t do it.)What? Me Worry?If you’re worried about low velocity in ducts you design or install, take some advice from Alfred E. Neuman. Whenever you’re concerned about the velocity being too low, think, “What, me worry?”If it’s throw from the register and mixing in the room that worry you, here are two reasons to relax your mind. First, the velocity of air entering the room is generated by the boot and the register. It’s just like putting your thumb over the end of a garden hose to shoot the water farther in the yard. Second, throw from the register isn’t nearly as important in homes with airtight, well-insulated building enclosures with modern windows that meet today’s codes. Admittedly, that’s still a small percentage of all the homes out there, but the better the enclosure, the less important throw becomes.And I’ll give ACCA Manual D the next-to-last word on this topic. Appendix 15 of the Third Edition, Version 2.50 is titled Air Velocity for Ducts and Grilles. Those three and a half pages cover the continuity equation, the benefits of low velocity, balancing dampers, and more. The appendix ends with these words of advice:There are scores of things to worry about when designing and installing a comfort system.  Low velocity through a duct airway is not one of them.But there is another important factor besides static pressure that should govern the velocity at which you move air through ducts. And that’s for the next article.But sometimes you should worrySo I’ve made the argument that low velocity isn’t something to worry about, but that’s not entirely true.  Yes, in terms of getting good air flow in the duct, you really can’t go too low.  But there’s another important factor besides static pressure that should govern the velocity at which you move air through ducts.  And that’s for the next article.Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

It was tough, physically: Dravid on his ton

first_imgDrained after hitting another one of his typically resolute hundreds, veteran Indian batsman Rahul Dravid said it was tough adjusting to the conditions in the ongoing first cricket Test against the West Indies here.Dravid, for whom the 112-run knock on the third day of the match on Wednesday was his 32nd Test century, confessed he found the effort physically very demanding at the Sabina Park.”It was tough physically. I came here just three days ago. The jet lag, getting up early morning, having not played a Test for a long time and playing in these hot conditions has been very tiring,” remarked Dravid, who batted for over 400 minutes for his 112 runs and hit 10 fours and a six from the 274 balls he faced.”You could do as much physical workout; do the bike and gym and run laps of ground but the sheer effort of batting and fielding and staying on the field and then immediately come to bat, needs practice.”I sweat a lot so physically it’s always been a contest for me. That’s why I have to work harder on my fitness for I know the way I bat, I have to stay in for long periods.””But it was a big Test match and I was fired up…I felt as if I was in my space. Hopefully, we can win the Test and get a day’s rest.”Dravid’s example was lost on young batsmen, such as Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina, who are seen as India’s next generation of Test batsmen.advertisement”I try telling them (the youngsters) to weather the storm; go through the intensity of a spell which might last 8-10-12 overs.” .You fight your way and then it becomes easy. It’s easy to get caught up when things around you are buzzing with noise; balls are flying and spinners are getting big help. You then start thinking it’s hard. But if you last it out, it becomes easier,” Dravid said.”Today in the morning, Ravi Rampaul kept it tight. I knew I had to go through that spell. You need to back yourself; need to enjoy the contest. It’s going to get easier and then you must be there to capitalise on it,” said Dravid, allowing a rare peek in his batting methodology.”I remember in Johannesburg (in 1997), Donald and Pollock were bowling a great spell and I thought it was really tough and I would never be able to play. You need to get through it, fight your way, grit your teeth. Suddenly, it gets easier.”Dravid managed to make 148 runs in that Test which happened to be his first century in his ninth match.Dravid claimed the intensity of the contest at Sabina Park, ironically, helped him get into his space.”I love the contest. When you are back to the wall, it improves your concentration, your focus. It helped me focus my mind, get it in the right place and I felt in control.”For long periods of time, I didn’t score many runs but considering the wicket it probably was the right thing. “Interestingly, Dravid didn’t find it a demand that he rarely received support from his teammates at the other end.”It doesn’t make a difference to me, what’s happening at the other end. My job is to focus. But when you lose wickets, it’s the opposition who picks up. When a new batsman comes in, you know the rivals have got their game together and there would be another 12-14 overs of intensity.” .Dravid also explained the reason of his refusal to take singles when Amit Mishra came in to bat.”I was refusing singles of the first two balls. Sometimes it relaxes bowlers and I was hoping it would give me a four-scoring opportunity.”The stand with Mishra turned out to be a critical one as 56 runs came for the ninth wicket and not only Dravid could get to his century but also the lead stretched beyond 300 runs.Dravid termed it a good cricketing pitch, though slightly in favour of bowlers.”It’s a good cricket wicket. It’s slightly in favour of bowlers and that’s how it should be. The spinners are getting turn; pacers are getting bounce. If you bowl in right areas, it’s difficult for batsmen. If you bowl badly, because of the bounce, the batters can capitalise.”The veteran middle-order batsman though felt his team held the advantage in this Test.”If we get early wickets, we can run through. But we know Shivnarine Chanderpaul is a dangerous player. They have got some good young players. From our perspective, if we bowl in the right areas, we will create opportunity.advertisement”We need to be patient and make batsmen play all the time.”Dravid singled out Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar for their bowling effort in this Test so far.”Ishant has been very impressive. Today his bowling was terrific. Praveen is a very skillful, crafty, clever bowler.”- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Are Your Conversion Rates Competitive? Find Out. Take the HubSpot Inbound Marketing Survey.

first_img The ticket winners will be announced a week from today. Winners of the cash prizes will be announced when the survey closes on Sept 22. Folks who complete the survey within the next week will be eligible for both prizes; if you complete it after that, you’ll only be eligible for the cash. . in Cambridge, MA, on Sept 8, and four $500 cash prizes.  Topics: How does your marketing mix or conversion rate compare with your industry’s average? We’ll collect responses, then send you the results so you can see how your company stacks up. To provide some benchmarks and help you answer those questions, today we’re launching the . But how does your system stack up with the competition? If you’d like to know how your conversion rates, your marketing mix or your inbound marketing strategies compare with other companies in your industry, take five minutes to complete In case that’s not incentive enough, we’re giving away six great prizes to people who complete the survey — two tickets to the HubSpot Inbound Marketing Survey So what are you waiting to for? Get on over to the survey and Originally published Aug 13, 2008 9:57:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Inbound Marketing Summit win those prizes ! If you’re a savvy marketer, you have a range of online tools and techniques you use to reach new customers efficiently. Conversion Rate Optimization this easy survey Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

WSJ Offers Great Marketing Advice, Then Fails to Follow It

first_img the Wikipedia entry go read it now Most blogs put comments right below their articles. That encourages participation because readers see them after they finish, and dive in. That’s not the case on The Journal’s site. After the article all you see are ads. If you want to comment on the piece, you have to go back to a comment tab at the top of the page. The authors encourage marketers to “Resist the temptation to sell, sell, sell,” yet by placing ads where most sites put the comments, The Journal is doing just that. (3) Ads Take Up Space Most Sites Devote to Comments — and Here’s what I mean: colleges after dozens of interviews with executives and managers. (whatever you say about Wikipedia, it is certainly a conversation). , written by professors from — “Don’t just talk at consumers — work with them throughout the marketing process.” That’s another one of the article’s excellent morsels of advice. Yet the authors fail to follow it. As of late Monday night, they weren’t participating in the comments, which means they’re talking at their readers. There is just one problem with the article: The authors and The Journal aren’t following their own advice. Bentley (1) Very Few Links What do you think? Does the WSJ practice what it preaches? Does HubSpot? Topics: , or, at the very least, Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack . inbound marketing If you haven’t read today’s piece in The Wall Street Journal about marketing on the social web, you should Inbound Marketing — The authors urge marketers to “Listen to — and join — the conversation outside your site.” Yet their entire article includes only two links, and even then they’re not links to related conversations. For example, since they offer a definition of Web 2.0, they should link to Babson Originally published Dec 15, 2008 9:02:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 Tim O’Reilly’s seminal post on the topic (2) The Authors Aren’t Participating in the Comments It’s a great summary of many of the principles oflast_img read more

Understanding Social Gaming’s Marketing Application

first_img , business phone systems 7-Eleven teamed up with Farmville creator Zynga to, “allow millions of consumers the ability to redeem exclusive virtual items with Zynga games Topics: According to the Facebook page participants will, “date 60 different characters, including MTV CAST MEMBERS. Ask them questions, and then rate their answers. The I Woo You Meter lets you know if you’re a match. Go on a date and post your date photo on your wall.”  As a marketer one of your duties is to get your company’s brand awareness out to the right audience—and that is sometimes easier said than done.  Staying up to date on the latest tactics is a must for your niche market, and social media seems to be the golden child for some.  Although this is true, I think most of us are getting tired of reading about how Twitter will make your company thousands of dollars a week. Nielsen found that One of the main reasons many companies do not participate in social media in general is they can’t tie it to any type of ROI.  This is largely due to the fact that they don’t define any reason for participating other than other companies are doing it.  , said, “the true strategic question is how does your brand engage with your audience in a relevant and valuable way? We feel that this is one of those ways for us to be able to do that in a fun and engaging manner.” Resource Nation Depending on your company’s target audience, social media games could be a great way to keep them engaged in your brand and help with word-of-mouth marketing (which is why social media can do so well).  MTV is the latest company to roll out a to, “give 10 free Facebook Credits in exchange for trading their coins for a cash voucher at one of 10,000 Coinstar locations, which are usually in grocery stores. That’s about $1 in value. On the back of the voucher ticket, you get a web address that you can enter on your computer. Then you claim your Facebook Credits and can proceed to use them in games and other apps on Facebook.” Chances are if your major competitors are engaging in social media, you should be as well.  Before you dive in, make sure you take the time to plan out any initiatives you will be doing. (tweeting, blogs, creating games etc.) Start out small and test the waters before dumping a large amount of money into social media campaigns.  You might not be a heavy hitter like MTV and 7-Eleven, but that doesn’t mean social media games could be a waste of time for you.  Take the time to research and plan and you could be seeing a great benefit from these games. MTV is not the first to implement these type of games. At the beginning of summer, based in San Diego, California.  She writes extensively for Originally published Sep 16, 2010 3:00:00 PM, updated March 21 2013center_img Facebook game What’s the Point? (Farmville and Mafia wars) at their local 7-Eleven store.”  Rixty has decided to team up with Coinstar Social Media What to Look ForBefore implementing a social game you need to have two main points defined—is your target audience participating in social games, and how will you measure its success.  If you can define these two points, you will be able to decide how and if a social game can bring in revenue.  Taking the lead from this promotion, Damon Burrell, VP of marketing at MTV , “online games overtook personal email to become the second most heavily used activity behind social networks – accounting for 10 percent of all U.S. Internet time. Email dropped from 11.5 percent of time to 8.3 percent.”  entitled, “I Woo You.” an online resource that provides expert advice on purchasing and outsourcing decisions. The following is a guest post by Shannon Suetos is an expert writer on So why are these heavy hitters participating in social games?  Well like Burell said above, it helps customers engage with your brand.  It is also a great way to collect information such as email addresses and other contact information—better than purchased lists and outbound marketing. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more