Consumer Products

Social Media Marketing News: Marketing Dollars Spent on Social Media to Climb

A recent poll taken by Effie Worldwide and reported on by social media and web news site Mashable shows that 7 out of 10 marketers are planning on increasing their budgets for social media marketing by over ten percent this year. Among those included in February’s social media marketing survey were financial institutions like Bank …

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Quibids is Expanding Internationally

QuiBids.com, the nation’s leading online entertainment retail auction site, is expanding internationally. In less than two years, QuiBids is offering its services beyond the U.S. borders. QuiBids officially launched its operations in Canada on July 22. QuiBids has made a name for itself in the e-commerce space by providing a fun and unique online experience …

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Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against WebMD Health Corp.

The Complaint charges that WebMD and certain of its officers and directors violated the federal securities laws by issuing materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business and prospects. Specifically, defendants misrepresented and/or failed to disclose the following adverse facts: (i) that WebMD was experiencing sponsorship cancellations due to extended legal and regulatory reviews; …

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Maxatec Announce New Software Development Kits (SDKs) for Sewoo Mobile Label and Receipt Printers

Everyday use of mobile equipment such as smart phones make it extremely important that manufacturers of any business focused device keep pace with consumer products in terms of compatibility, integration and common platforms. B2B and B2C were once very separate markets but mobile working has changed all that, and hence connectivity has taken many steps …

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ON Semiconductor Continues to Expand Its Platform Solutions for Next Generation Computing Products

“Our strategy continues to focus on developing products that enable computer OEMs to simplify their design and speed development while reducing overall power consumption and saving board space,” said Bill Schromm, ON Semiconductor senior vice president and general manager of Computing and Consumer Products. “Our focus on increased efficiency, power density, and signal integrity is …

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Names Jeanne Meyer Senior Vice President, Communications

Ms. Meyer brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience managing corporate communications for some of the world’s best-known media, entertainment, digital and consumer brands. She joins MSLO from Current Media where she served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications. Prior to that, she was at major music company EMI, where she was Senior Vice …

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Cie Games Car Town Launches In-Game ‘Buy-and-Play’ Integration Supporting Universals Fast Five on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Pre-Order With Walmart Retail Program

UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one …

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QlikTech Named Top Business Intelligence Provider in Consumer Goods Technology Magazine”s 2012 Readers” Choice Survey

Consumer products companies are continuously seeking efficient ways to navigate the increasingly complex global supply and distribution networks as they require close collaboration among product developers, marketers, suppliers and retailers to gain real time visibility into business conditions. QlikView’s Business Discovery platform helps consumer goods companies gain valuable insights from information and analysis to improve …

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products Taps JAKKS Pacific to Create Novelty Figures & Plush Based on DC Comics Heroes & Villains

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner …

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Air Techniques Announces John Scott as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment, announces the addition of John Scott as their new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. John will oversee the sales, marketing, technical service and customer service departments. John brings over 25 years of experience selling and marketing consumer products to business and customer sectors. …

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Human Pheromone Sciences Voluntarily Files With SEC for Termination of Registration

“The Company and its Board of Directors determined that this course of action would allow the Company to use its financial and management resources on operations rather than on regulatory compliance in a capital market which the Company is unable to benefit from until its financial position improves. The Company will continue to license and …

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PopCap Games Announces First Major Merchandising Agreements for Plants Vs Zombies(TM), Bejeweled(R) and Other Iconic Game Brands

The agreements announced today represent the first major partnerships PopCap has entered to license its properties for consumer products in the North American and European territories. Each partnership represents an exciting opportunity to expand PopCap’s franchises into the following new product categories: “We’re taking a measured, deliberate approach to licensing our IPs, focusing on quality …

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Third Annual Avery Give Back to Schools(TM) Promotion Expands to Support More Communities and Schools Across America

“We’re excited to expand the offerings of our Avery Give Back to Schools(TM) promotion to schools and communities across the country that have continually supported us, especially during times when school budgets are constrained and so many students and educators are in greater need,” said Tim Bond, Group Vice President of Avery Dennison Office and …

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Reviewed.com Launches GrillsInfo.com

In recent years, consumers have become more sophisticated and demanding with their outdoor cooking needs. This sentiment has been reflected by the increased interest in professional cooking techniques and the increasing popularity of competitive grilling. With shared enthusiasm, GrillsInfo.com helps consumers understand the features and details that make each grill unique. The reviews include in-depth …

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Parametric Sound Signs Letter of Intent to License Hypersound(TM) Technology to Epsilon Electronics

Epsilon is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aftermarket audio and video products for automobiles, with distribution in over 70 countries. While a number of consumer products are anticipated to be developed and introduced under the planned agreement, the arrangement will be non-exclusive except for after-market automobile products for which Epsilon retains two-year exclusivity …

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FireWire-Thunderbolt Adapters From Apple Offer Users Powerful New Connectivity Option

The 1394 Trade Association said today that Apple’s decision to provide a FireWire-Thunderbolt adapter for its new and legacy PCs provides an innovative and useful option for a broad range of users. At its June 11 Worldwide Developers Conference Apple introduced a new FireWire adapter, or cable, for use on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and …

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Livio Joins The GENIVI Alliance

Livio is working on GENIVI platforms to include integration of Livio Connect with the goal of reducing work for car stereo manufacturers, automotive original equipment manufacturers, and mobile app developers. Livio Connect is a technology that connects apps to cars, eliminating the need for constant support and one-on-one integration between apps and car stereos. It …

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DoMark International Inc. to Feature MuscleFoot.com on FOX TV as Sponsor of UFC Fight August 4, 2012

UFC on FOX 4 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with a light heavyweight main event between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera. The night’s four-fight main card airs on FOX, and preliminary-card bouts will air on FUEL TV, and stream on Facebook. With Ben Rothwell exiting …

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Force-Placed Insurance Practices at Large Banks Under Scrutiny, May Portend Help for Overburdened Homeowners Forced to Carry Excessive or Unnecessary Insurance

Gilman Law LLP, which is already representing homeowners who have allegedly been victimized by their lenders’ force-placed insurance practices, is hopeful that these and other investigations will finally provide relief to overburdened borrowers. The firm urges any consumer in this situation to seek legal counsel immediately so they do not forfeit their opportunity to recover …

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O.C. Tanner and U.S. Olympic Committee Announce 2012 Inspiration Award Recipients

In partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, O.C. Tanner selected Kayla Harrison, the first-ever U.S. gold medalist in the sport of judo, to be the first recipient of the Inspiration Award. Harrison nominated her coach, Jimmy “Big Jim” Pedro, Sr. for treating her as “one of his own” and helping her become a strong, …

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SGS International Announces Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation

SGS International, Inc. (“SGS” or the “Company”), a global leader in design-to-print graphics services to the consumer products packaging industry, announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) and consent solicitation (the “Consent Solicitation,” and together with the Tender Offer, the “Offer”) for any and all of its $159,500,000 aggregate …

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SmartOptions Expands Proprietary E-Commerce Platform to Offer Options on a Broad Array of Consumer Products and Services

Over the past two years, SmartOptions has continually modified and honed their proprietary pricing models and expanded their patent portfolio to meet their customers’ needs. SmartOptions’ e-commerce platform, Optionit.com(R), has continually provided consumers with the ability to reserve access to their favorite events at a minimal upfront cost, while providing them with the flexibility to …

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Third Annual “Avery Give Back to Schools(TM)” Promotion Gives Supplies Worth Thousands of Dollars to Schools

Avery Dennison Office and Consumer Products Group created the online initiative as an additional opportunity to give back to the communities that have made the company’s success possible. Teachers, families and supporters (ages 18 and older) voted online for their local K-8 school between May 7 and September 14, 2012. Receiving more than 2 million …

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Research and Markets: Extended Warranties and Insurance for Mobile and Non-Mobile Consumer Products in China

Extended Warranties and Insurance for Mobile and Non-Mobile Consumer Products in China is about the market for extended warranties and insurance sold in conjunction with white goods, brown goods, grey goods, mobile gadgets and mobile phones in China. The study draws on extensive primary and secondary research covering 241 organisations involved in the production and …

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ACTIVE Network and LeftLaneSports.com Launch the Largest Private Sales Website in the Sporting Goods Industry

ACTIVE GearUp will host 3-4 daily sales events, featuring products from top endurance and outdoor brands. Merchandise in each sale will typically be discounted 50-70% off retail price, and ACTIVE Advantage members will receive additional discounts upon check-out. Members will also be able to shop brand name merchandise year round through the site’s footwear, apparel, …

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