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  • Shopping To Help Victims of Human Sex Trafficking

    Shoppers can help rescue teenage girls from human sex trafficking, as well as support several other worthy Causes, by using their money to buy products on Influencetv.org.

    With a menu of more than 5,000 available products, Influencetv.org (www.influencetv.org) gives consumers the opportunity to donate a portion of their purchase to a life-saving Cause. This does not cost the shopper a single penny more because all of the products have been discounted by manufacturers, leaving a portion of every sale to support a specific Cause.

    Project Hope, which is part of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, eases the painful suffering of female victims coming out of prostitution rings.

    “Sadly, America is the world’s biggest consumer of modern-day slavery,” said Dr. Michael K. Clifford, Chairman of InfluenceTV.org. “Here’s an opportunity for everybody to support these young women by purchasing everyday products and services at InfluenceTV.org.”

    “Our not-for-profit provides as many options as possible for people to spend their Influence in a positive direction,” said Clifford. “We invite all charities to join InfluenceTV.org and help people who are suffering live better lives.”

    Clifford said Project Hope was the right choice for the first Cause. “These young women have suffered unbelievable, extensive, physical and mental trauma,” he said. “They will die unless they receive professional physical, spiritual and emotional healing in a safe place full of love.”

    ABOUT INFLUENCETV.ORG

    InfluenceTV.org is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to change the way America spends money shopping. Through its content-rich video-centric website, shoppers can buy goods and services they use every day while designating a portion of the purchase price specifically to the Cause or charity that they want to help.

  • Shoppers Rescue Teens from Streets with InfluenceTV

    Shoppers Rescue Teens from Streets with InfluenceTV Purchases

    Shoppers can rescue Emancipated Teens from being dropped off on the streets when the Foster Care money ends at 18 years old. After hundreds of Foster Homes, teens are left with no money, nowhere to go, many times on Skid Row to fend for themselves. They are targets for pimps, gangs, sex traffickers, or drug dealers. Now Shoppers can help provide a safe home for these lost children.

    5,000 available products can be purchased on Influencetv.org (www.influencetv.org) giving Shoppers who care about others the opportunity to donate a portion of their purchase to a life-saving Cause. This does not cost the shopper a single penny more because all of the products have been discounted by manufacturers, leaving a portion of every sale to support a specific Cause.

    Emancipated Youth, a dedicated housing program of the Dream Center, offers a safe home to begin this difficult transition from spending a childhood being transferred to hundreds of Foster Care homes to stability with training for adult life.

    “People would be surprised to know how awful the Foster Care system has become, leaving teens confused, angry, and without hope or direction,” said Dr. Michael K. Clifford, Chairman of InfluenceTV.org. “The Dream Center is making a real difference in Los Angeles. We are calling on Shoppers to buy their everyday household goods from InfluenceTV designating a portion of the purchase to rescue these future Americans. Make a difference in someone else’s life then you will make a difference in your own life.”

    ABOUT INFLUENCETV.ORG

    InfluenceTV.org is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to change the way America spends money shopping. Through its content-rich video-centric website, shoppers can buy goods and services they use every day while designating a portion of the purchase price specifically to the Cause or charity that they want to help.

  • Shoppers Help Feed Homeless with InfluenceTV Purchases

    Shoppers can help serve 30,000 hot meals every week year round, meals delivered hot under bridges with love, 40,000 poor households get bagged groceries monthly, 30,000 more feed thru partner nonprofits, all by buying their everyday household products thru InfluenceTV.org.

    More than 5,000 available products can be purchased on Influencetv.org (www.influencetv.org) giving Shopper who care about others the opportunity to donate a portion of their purchase to a life-saving Cause. This does not cost the shopper a single penny more because all of the products have been discounted by manufacturers, leaving a portion of every sale to support a specific Cause.

    Under The Bridge, which is just one of the Food Services Program of the Dream Center, serves 1,500 hot meals every week to the homeless population of Skid Row. Under the Bridge offers many life-saving services to the homeless community which is rehabilitating to prepare these precious people for re-entry into their communities.

    “People would be surprised to know how close to being homeless millions of Americans, especially single Moms are in America,” said Dr. Michael K. Clifford, Chairman of InfluenceTV.org. “The Dream Center is making a real difference in Los Angeles. We are calling on Shoppers to buy their everyday household goods from InfluenceTV designating a portion of the purchase to feed the homeless. Make a difference in someone else’s life then you will make a difference in your own life.”

    ABOUT INFLUENCETV.ORG

    InfluenceTV.org is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to change the way America spends money shopping. Through its content-rich video-centric website, shoppers can buy goods and services they use every day while designating a portion of the purchase price specifically to the Cause or charity that they want to help.

  • Shoppers Feed Hungry Less Fortunate

    Shoppers can now take a seat on the Food Truck, a non-profit that delivers groceries to the poor, by using their money to buy products on Influencetv.org.

    With a menu of more than 5,000 available products, Influencetv.org (www.influencetv.org) gives consumers the opportunity to donate a portion of their purchase to a life-saving Cause. This does not cost the shopper a single penny more because all of the products have been discounted by manufacturers, leaving a portion of every sale to support a specific Cause.

    Food Truck, of the Dream Center, provides USDA quality and fresh groceries to more than 40,000 hungry people every month. A model deploying nationally, the program is especially valuable to young single mothers plus working poor families with average annual incomes of just $15,000.

    “Poverty is a devastating reality in every corner of this country,” said Dr. Michael K. Clifford, Chairman of InfluenceTV.org. “The dedicated volunteers at Food Truck are helping end the suffering by giving away one million pounds of food every month on the streets, but more is needed. InfluenceTV provides caring shoppers with the ability to spend their Influence in a positive direction for the Food Truck.”

    ABOUT INFLUENCETV.ORG

    InfluenceTV.org is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to change the way America spends money shopping. Through its content-rich video-centric website, shoppers can buy goods and services they use every day while designating a portion of the purchase price specifically to the Cause or charity that they want to help.

  • Save Families from Losing Their Children - Help InfluenceTV

    Home for the Holidays will take on new meaning for thousands of families at risk of their children taken into Foster Care if shoppers decide to buy their Christmas presents plus other products on Influencetv.org designating Project Prevention as their Cause of choice.

    With a menu of more than 5,000 available products, Influencetv.org (www.influencetv.org) gives consumers the opportunity to donate a portion of their purchase to a life-saving Cause. This does not cost the shopper a single penny more because all of the products have been discounted by manufacturers, leaving a portion of every sale to support a specific Cause.

    Project Prevention, of the Dream Center, provides families with the necessary items – ranging from appliances and furniture to cleaning supplies, and food – to make sure that homes with minor children satisfy the requirements of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

    “Tragically, Los Angeles has approximately 25,000 children in foster care, 60 percent of which were removed from their homes, separated from loving parents, whose only transgression was extreme poverty usually for a small household item that the family can’t afford,” said Dr. Michael K. Clifford, Chairman of InfluenceTV.org.

    “Our not-for-profit provides as many options as possible for people to spend their Influence in a positive direction. We invite all charities to join InfluenceTV.org to help people who are suffering live better lives.”

    ABOUT INFLUENCETV.ORG

    InfluenceTV.org is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to change the way America spends money shopping. Through its content-rich video-centric website, shoppers can buy goods and services they use every day while designating a portion of the purchase price specifically to the Cause or charity that they want to help.

  • Social Media Marketing Jobs: The Face of Your Prosperous Fut

    Social Media Marketing Jobs: The Face of Your Prosperous Future!

    This article explores the new wave of job opportunities made available by social media and networking, from what they entail to where to find them.

    Almost louder than the sound of people frantically tapping away at their computers telling their friends, family and colleagues about their lives on their Facebook, Twitter and MySpace accounts is the buzz that social media marketing jobs have generated in recent years. The explosion of social media and networking sites on the Internet has taken the world by storm and in a sphere one wouldn’t quite expect, considering these sites are dedicated to the realm of social interaction and communication… business! That’s right! Businesses are generating themselves renewed interest and greater followings by using social media as a powerful marketing and advertising tool. So much so, that if your company doesn’t have a regularly updated account with sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, MySpace (and the 400+ other social media and networking sites out there), you could be falling behind your competitors in the race for your target market’s business! What this is spelling out for the generations of people that are exiting education and looking for employment is perhaps the coolest occupation on Earth: social media marketing jobs.



    Social Media Marketing Jobs: Businesses Need Your Talent

    You’re young, you’re fresh out of school or college and you’re looking for a job. Your skills? Does playing around on Facebook count? Actually, yes, it does! More and more businesses, big and small, are cottoning on to the fact that the realm of social media and networking is a fantastic way to spread the word about the products and services they offer. The only problem is this: the people at the helm of these companies simply don’t have the time to spend all day updating their accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. This is where your supreme talents come into the picture. Since these sites are the lifeblood of the younger generation (and tell them everything they need to know about their peers), social media marketing jobs are a fantastic opportunity to earn money, whether it be part or full time! Of course there are social media marketing jobs with varying degrees of responsibility and you wouldn’t want to promise a business top rankings on search engines like Google, Yahoo or MSN without knowing how to achieve this. But there are plenty of social media marketing jobs that simply require you to update statuses, post information and photos and perhaps jot down a few comments… things you do every day on your own accounts.

    Where Can I Find Social Media Marketing Jobs?




    Where would you expect someone offering social media marketing jobs to post them… on the Internet of course! A quick search reveals literally thousands of job offers from companies looking for people to manage their social media and networking accounts. This can be done on a freelance or a full time basis as a regular employee of the company. There are also loads of social media marketing agencies out there looking for people with an education and experience in managing these various accounts. So, if you are a whizz with the computer and love the buzz of social media and networking, perhaps social media marketing jobs are the face of your prosperous future.

  • Social Media Agencies: For Business Success and Prosperity

    Social Media Agencies: For Business Success and Prosperity

    This article describes the importance of social media marketing agencies to the modern business through increased exposure, better search engine rankings and the generation of more leads.

    Social media agencies are a relatively new development in the sphere of marketing and advertising. Their birth lies in the conception and subsequent immense popularity of social media and networking: the array of Internet-based websites designed to facilitate and promote communication, sharing and interaction between people on all the continents of the globe. Most, if not all of us are well acquainted with social media and networking, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg, YouTube, LinkedIn or any of the hundreds of others that have and continue to blossom all over the Internet. In fact, social media has changed the way we fundamentally communicate and interact with each other. The conception of these sites began as a social forum and has since expanded into the commercial and business arenas.

    Social Media Agencies and Modern Marketing



    Social media agencies offer an indispensable service to the modern business. Just think about the importance of marketing and advertising as a tool for communicating your brand name and image. If you are a business owner and want your name to be synonymous with the products and services you sell (like Levis are to denim jeans and Coca Cola is to soft drinks), then broadcasting your brand identity is fundamental. This is indisputable and has not changed since the birth of commercialism. What has changed is the way we can best promote our businesses and it’s fundamentally changed with the advent of social media and networking sites. Social media agencies essentially specialize in online advertising and marketing using sites such as Facebook, Digg, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc. to make their clients’ businesses more visible to their target audience. In doing so, social media agencies generate increased interest, more leads and higher profits for their clients.

    So how do they do this? How can creating a Facebook profile get your business more customers?

    Visibility ~ Facebook alone has in the region of 550 million regular subscribers. When you consider that there are 500 other social media and networking sites out there in the virtual ether, the potential exposure is truly staggering! If you create and regularly update an account with one of these sites, by gathering a following of ‘friends’ and sending out information, updates, special offers and invitations, etc. you will effectively be able to advertise your business to an incredible market audience.

    Target-specific marketing ~ Most of the social networking and media sites contain information about their users that is invaluable to marketing such as age, location, gender, likes, dislikes, etc. So, social media agencies are able to target their client’s specific market audience ensuring more leads and less ‘walk-outs’.

    Free advertising ~ Subscription to the majority of these sites are completely free, rendering online marketing and advertising incredibly cheap and cost-effective!

    Higher rankings on global and local search engines ~ Regularly updated accounts and the visibility of links to your business website have an important impact upon your rankings on local and global search engines. Social media agencies have the resources to put your business in the top ten listed results yielded by searches! Don’t forget, 75% of people looking for information turn to the Internet for answers and it could be your business that they find.

    The Importance of Social Media Agencies



    If selling your products and services is free and easy using social media, then why are social media agencies so important to your business’ success? Quite simply, creating, maintaining and updating three accounts alone can prove to be incredibly taxing, especially if you are a business owner with a full schedule already. Social media agencies can regularly update and maintain up to 500 accounts while creating unique content to post on them. The benefits are increased interest, more leads, better rankings on local and global search engines and of course, business success and prosperity!

  • Advice from the Social Media Consultant: The Five Steps to L

    "This six-part article series provides a detailed step-by-step guide to creating successful LinkedIn ads. This article, the first installment, provides an introduction to LinkedIn advertising."

    Social Media Consultant: An Introduction to Social Media

    The incredible number and variety of social media and networking sites has taken the virtual and real world by storm. Staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues used to involve physical meetings, telephone calls, letters and emails. Nowadays, we just have to log in to our social media accounts in order to keep a finger on the pulse of our friend’s lives, experiences and activities! With the vast success of social media as a tool for communication, interaction and information sharing has flourished an entirely new field of marketing and advertising, says this social media consultant. This branch of marketing focuses upon the use of sites such as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Digg to promote the online visibility of the modern business, regardless of size and industry. But this six-part articles series will not be looking at these particular social media sites as a means for advertising. No, this social media consultant will be looking at LinkedIn; a vastly successful platform designed to facilitate networking between business professionals from all four corners of the globe!

    Social Media Consultant: What is LinkedIn?

    LinkedIn is a networking site with over 100 million users from all over the world. Its focus is on the promotion of interaction between professionals at all business echelons and industries. LinkedIn, as the name suggests, provides direct links between businesses and business professionals, says the social media consultant. In other words, if you have just graduated with a degree in accounting, public relations, communications, commerce, finance or any field relating to these, then establishing a profile for yourself and posting your résumé on LinkedIn will prove to be invaluable for the development of your career. So how is this all relevant to marketing and advertising? Well, say social media consultants, LinkedIn provides fantastic opportunities for the modern business:

    *LinkedIn advertising has proven to be especially successful in generating leads (potential customers and clients),

    *Because LinkedIn is a professional platform, say social media consultants, its users receive business messages far better and actually give them the consideration they deserve,

    *LinkedIn allows web marketers to directly target users with their advertising campaigns; focusing upon demographics such as industry and/or job title.

    Using this professional networking platform, businesses and business professionals can further their interests and put their career success on the fast-track. Having said this, understanding how to create effective LinkedIn ads can represent a hurdle for some people, say social media consultants. Which is why this six-part ‘how-to’ article series will provide the five most important tips for creating ads that have impact and that reap positive results!

    Ask the Social Media Consultant: About LinkedIn Ads



    LinkedIn ads are presented in two different locations on the site (see screenshot):

    1. As a text-only ad at the top of the site (depending upon your ad’s performance), and
    2. Along the sidebar together with text and a photo.

    Payment for a LinkedIn ad is facilitated by Cost per Click (CPC) or Cost per 1,000 Impressions (CPM). Building a LinkedIn ad simply requires you to submit a 25-character headline, a 75-character-long description and a photo. But building a successful LinkedIn ad requires a more innovative approach, say social media consultants. In fact, there are five recommended steps to follow…

    Social Media Consultant: Stay Tuned


    To start reading about the five steps towards building a successful LinkedIn ad, stay tuned for the second article installment of this six-part series, courtesy of this social media consultant.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing, PART 1

    A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing,PART 1

    This five-part series provides an introduction to how the variety of social media and networking sites on the Internet can be used as a promotional tool for the modern business.



    Introduction: What is Social Media and What is Social Media Marketing?

    Unless you’ve been trapped in an ice-locked cave for the past 15 years, chances are you are already well acquainted with social media, whether you understand the term or not. Social media refers to the hundreds of websites on the Internet designed to facilitate and promote social interaction, sharing and networking. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg and the great many more have gained incredible popularity over the past five years resulting in social media becoming a primary means for communication! With your average user spending at least an hour a day on one or even more of their social media accounts, businesses have come to see the vast potential for advertising using these online platforms. And this has given rise to social media marketing: “A form of Internet marketing which seeks to achieve branding and marketing communication goals through the participation in various social media networks.



    But social media marketing does not involve the use of adverts in the traditional sense. Enterprises can’t simply buy space on these sites to display and promote their products and services. No; social media enables businesses to – just like you and me – establish a profile and use it to connect intimately with a much wider and relevant target market. But just like any business endeavor, using social media to market your brand involves more than just updating your status every few days! In order to reap the maximum benefit from social media marketing, you need to have a strategy and a plan for execution. This five part article series provides a beginner’s guide to using social media to provide a solid online platform from which you can promote your brand name and identity.

    So… where do you start?

    The Goals of Social Media Marketing



    Embarking upon a social media marketing strategy first and foremost requires a definition of one’s goals. You need to lay out what it is you want to achieve and design a corresponding plan of action before you simply start signing up with scores of social media and networking sites! What do you wish to reap from such an endeavor? And what can social media marketing do for you? Quite simply, social media marketing can help the modern business (whether it is large, medium or small):

    o Increase the number of people visiting their website
    o Increase the conversion rate from web user to paying customer
    o Increase the exposure (and thus effectiveness) of one’s business ads
    o Promote brand awareness and recognition
    o Promote and maintain a positive business reputation, or a positive brand association (social media marketing is great for reputation management)
    o Reach out to a much larger and diverse target market
    o Develop the business without geographical or temporal boundaries

    With all of these fantastic benefits just ripe for the taking, social media marketing has really become an indispensible tool for the modern business enterprise. What you now need to do is learn how it is you can achieve these goals with the use of social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, MySpace and YouTube.

    Social Media Marketing: Stay Tuned

    For more information on how social media marketing can greatly increase your web traffic, lead conversion and sales, stay tuned for the second installment of this five-part series.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Social Marketing,PART 3



    This five-part series provides an introduction to how the variety of social media and networking sites on the Internet can be used as a promotional tool for the modern business.

    Social Marketing: A Brief Recap



    In our previous two article posts on social marketing, we outlined some of the important goals of using social media as a means for brand promotion. We then began providing tips on how the modern business – big or small – can achieve these goals. In this article, the third installment of a five part series, we shall continue to provide important tips on using online social marketing to reap increased web traffic, customer interest and sales!

    How to Use Online Social Marketing to Promote Your Business, Continued

    3. See Contribution as an Opportunity



    Use your social media accounts to regularly contribute to the wealth of online information. People spend hours and hours every day simply reading, watching videos, looking at pictures and listening to audio clips on the various things they find interesting. Creating and broadcasting quality content is as important to social marketing as becoming a member of the online community. It enables you to:

    o Provide links back to your personal website, driving greater traffic there
    o Convince your audience that you are a leader in your industry
    o Nurture trust between your brand and its target market

    4. Connect with Your Competitors

    In the realm of social marketing, your competitors are not to be seen as your enemies, but as your educators. Having said this, don’t ever just follow their online social marketing strategies, but keep an eye on what they are doing and determine whether you can make it work for your business. Also, with the right communication, your competitors and those that operate within your niche industry can become advocates for your brand! Use your social media to communicate with them and always be honest, polite and sincere. Don’t become aggressive or confrontational; online social marketing is not a game of football.

    5. Blog, Blog, Blog!



    Blogs, provided they are well-researched and well-written, are a fantastic way to achieve a number of your social marketing goals:

    o They promote your reputation as a leader within your industry
    o They provide links to your business website
    o They provide references to your competitor’s and associate’s websites, which is great for reciprocal marketing, as well as for maintaining healthy relationships with your peers.

    SEO key-wording and link-building also generate huge interest from local and global search engines (like Google, Yahoo and MSN), so get writing! If you’re too busy to create your own blogs, then hire an English student or a budding professional in your field to write informative and insightful articles for you.

    6. Link-Building

    Don’t be shy! Use your social media accounts to provide links to other websites, blogs and media that are relevant to your business. Search engines use link density as an important parameter when ranking search results, so the more you link, the better your website will rank when people search for a related key word or phrase.

    Online Social Marketing: Stay Tuned

    For more information on how social marketing can greatly increase your web traffic, lead conversion and sales, stay tuned for the fourth installment of this five-part series.

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