Function Point Creative Agency Software Set to Launch Version 10 – New Scheduling Module.

Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

Function Point Productivity Software Inc. (, a worldwide leader in CRM, time tracking, invoicing and project management software for advertising agencies, design firms, and web development companies, is pleased to announce that it will be launching its newest version of the software (fp. version 10) on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012.

The upgrade to version 10 represents the fifth major release that Function Point has launched to our client base in the last 12 months” stated fp founder and CEO Chris Wilson. Tate Lillies, VP of Business Operations went on to say that “we are very excited about where our product is heading and believe that this new release will provide major benefits right out of the gate as we continue to up the ante on delivering the most effective project management and workflow tool and process built specifically for creative agencies.”

Function Point has been strategically re-writing its workflow management software with a focus on providing small to medium sized creative and design firms a business tool that will help increase profitability and ease the burden of clerical and financial work for service companies who want to maximize their billable time.

By developing the new task management and scheduling components of the system along with financial views, the company is not only trying to simplify a project manager’s job, it is trying to provide everyone in the agency with a view into the work that they are doing.

Highlights of the upgrade:

Schedules will become an independent module, with find and detail pages, more catalog and header data about the schedule object.
Schedules can be created independently, combined together and attached later to a job.
The introduction of a new fp.grid will be faster with less HTML.
Removal of the old template mechanism so any schedule can become a template.
Cloning of any schedule or template.
The Introduction of a new concept for container tasks and regular tasks.
New, more efficient loading, editing and saving mechanisms for task trees.
New, consistent state rules for task relationships with jobs, estimates, phases and services.
Addition of admin phases and services to the timeline items (when there is no estimate for pre-planning).
Notes (for CRM) become stand-alone main menu items with their own find and list pages.
An Improved UI for main navigation system (including re-sizes on smaller devices).
Addition of inline editing for more fields on schedules.
Creation of estimates and jobs from a schedule.
A sync from schedules to estimates.

About Function Point

Function Point Productivity Software Inc. (Function Point) is a web-based software as a service (SaaS) company, and is located in Vancouver B.C. The company was founded in 1997 and is a leader in workflow management software for advertising agencies, design firms, and web development companies. The software includes modules for customer relationship management (CRM), creative agency timesheet and job tracking, project management, purchase orders (POs), basic insertion orders, expense tracking and invoicing, as well as optional components for client collaboration, online design proofing and an integration to popular accounting packages such as QuickBooks and Simply Accounting. There are currently over 4000 active clients using the system as their primary task and project management tool.

With clients around the world, including Canada, the United States, Brazil, Singapore, the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Caribbean, the Company is truly international and continues to work hard at creating the perfect business tool for increasing agency efficiency and profitability. Companies in all facets of the creative industries us Function Point, including ad agencies, digital agencies, Web development companies, interior designers, architects and consultants to name a few.

The company prides itself on its best-in-class customer service, and backs everything with a 60-day, 100% money back guarantee.

Mission Statement

To help improve client profitability by providing a single, integrated solution for managing the day-to-day challenges of running a growing creative services company.

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The Best Web Design Agency, New York, Trance Web Design Announces Productive E-Commerce Website Development with Better Communication Qualities

(PRWEB) August 30, 2012

Trance Web Design, web design company, NY announced its productive E commerce website development services at a price that cannot be offered anywhere in the existing market. Trance Web Design can create websites that will not only bring traffic but will surely convert them into business. The company has now launched its E-Commerce website design services which are actually better than the services that can be offered by most of the other web development agencies in the market. The websites created at the agency are very appealing and can surely communicate in a better way than created by others. It is so because, Trance Web Design understands well that an e-commerce website offers an exceptional platform to showcase products in a very elegant manner allowing visitors to buy these products off the shelf right away. For the success of any e-commerce website it is essential that it is implemented properly with all elements taken care of. This is why before developing an e-commerce website one would list out the necessary elements to help make the site an exciting experience for him and his customers.

Trance Web Design is a skilled e-commerce web development company believing in proper planning, strategizing to ensure that the e-commerce website is secured and robust 24 hoursround the clock. The web design company, NY would carefully study the products that a client wishes to market, the customers that are to be targeted, and the business model that one would use to engage with the customers. The Company would further work on a client’s business model by developing a website that would showcase products in a very graceful manner. They would use high quality images of products and specify the features of them in a very orderly manner.

To further help the client engage with customers, Trance Web Design would ensure that the website has superior colors, graphical designs, and features. To fortify the security aspect of the website they would integrate the site with well-developed shopping carts and a secure payment gateway. Most clients want to be in total control of their e-commerce website so that is why they implement content management systems, provides a client with the flexibility to change content on the site, take off products that he does not want to sell, allows him to add new products, and seamlessly change the price of any product with no lag time. For their convenience, they also offer systems like online stock; and inventory systems so he can get reports on products sold, and how many there are in the current inventory.

Web Design Services New York, Trance Web Design help enrich the shopping experience for visitors who come to shop on the e-commerce website by offering flexible shopping carts, and showcasing products that would allure the visitor to come and buy it. Their professionals would create a website that would allow secure transactions through payment gateways, and faster checkout facilities.

Listed below Are Some of E-Commerce Features that is offered:

Wayne Elsey, Founder and former CEO of Soles4Souls, Launches a new Branding, Marketing and Communications Agency

Orlando FLorida (PRWEB) August 02, 2012

Wayne Elsey, founder and former CEO of Soles4Souls, has launched Wayne Elsey Enterprises, a full service branding, marketing and communications agency for companies and non-profit organizations. Elsey built Soles4Souls into one of the fastest growing non-profits in the country and, in six years, grew it to rank in the top one percent of non-profits in the US. “I’m tremendously excited about the chance to teach the strategies and philosophies I developed that helped make Soles4Souls the success it is today. I drew inspiration from my personal struggles and triumphs in creating the three-principle system that provides the framework for our mission – Believe, Brand and Engage. When you believe in yourself, truly understand the make-up of your brand, and effectively engage the principles, practices and people involved, the sky is the limit,” says Elsey.

Wayne Elsey Enterprises is a “one-stop shop” that provides clients with strategic counsel, marketing and public relations, business plans, graphic design, direct mail, website development, social media outreach, video and audio production among other services. “Our team specializes in identifying or refining your brand, helping further define who you are and developing a road map on how to get to the next level. Together, we will help you understand your role and ultimately get on track to where you need to be,” said Elsey. According to Elsey, “Every time a customer experiences your brand, value is either created, captured or destroyed. What we do is create and capture value for clients by defining, designing and aligning customer brand experiences across all touch points to create resonant brands that capture not just minds, but hearts. My philosophy is that branding is ultimately about the creation of human meaning. Powerful brands induce emotional engagement that can be collectively experienced and shared; that is what Wayne Elsey Enterprises is all about.” For more information about Wayne and upcoming programs, please visit

About Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey is the founder and CEO of Wayne Elsey Enterprises.

Wayne Elsey speaks and consults on topics related to leadership, branding, social activism, motivation, and community engagement. A footwear veteran who achieved great success in both nonprofit and for profit organizations, Wayne offers fresh thinking on best practices and delivers cutting edge resources including an immediate social business and social media framework. He has more than 20 years of experience in public speaking for both large and small venues, and has appeared on hundreds of radio, talk, and news shows, including NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, Fox News, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

CONTACT: Patricia Schneider, patricia(at)wayneelsey(dot)com, +1-407-440-8264

Google Accreditation for Devon Based Digital Agency

Devon, UK (PRWEB UK) 18 July 2012

A Devon based digital marketing agency has been awarded official accreditation by Google, the worlds most popular search engine, for successfully completing their training in the Google AdWords and Google Analytics services.

e-Strategy, based in Berry Pomeroy, South Devon, were formed in 2001 by Eddie Bent, Managing Director who commented These accreditations are due reward for the time and money that we invest into the training and development of our team on an ongoing basis.

The accreditations mean that e-Strategy are now an approved Google Partner and with 5 Google AdWords Professionals and 2 Google Analytics Professionals in-house; possess one of the most experienced qualified teams in the South West.

Mr. Bent added We managed 100s of Google AdWords campaigns over the last 11 years for clients across Devon, the South West and throughout the UK and these accreditations reinforce our commitment to providing highly effective digital marketing campaigns to our clients that deliver an excellent return on investment.

For further details on e-Strategy, please visit or contact a member of our team on 01803 203311.

Press Enquiries:

Eddie Bent

Managing Director

e-Strategy Limited

Tel: 01803 500110

Email: eddie(at)e-strategy(dot)net


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About e-Strategy:

e-Strategy is a digital marketing agency based in Devon, South West England. Established in 2001, we offer a broad range of digital marketing solutions to businesses throughout the UK and Europe including SEO, paid search, social media marketing, website design and build, email marketing and website usability.

Our approach to digital marketing is based on the strategic planning of online marketing campaigns that enable our clients to reach their target audience effectively online and to increase revenues through their websites.

Weve worked across a plethora of industry sectors including fashion & retail, travel & hospitality, financial services, education, corporate and public sector, delivering digital marketing campaigns clients including Legoland Windsor, Truprint, Readers Union, South West Tourism, Regis PLC, The English Riviera, Pro Direct Soccer and Lovell Rugby.

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Announces New Agency Partnership

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) July 17, 2012

After consideration of qualifications from eight advertising agencies, Dentsu America has been awarded the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) marketing agency of record contract for the year 2012/2013. A marketing task force, made up of several board members and industry leadership made the recommendation to the NOTMC board of directors.

I am excited about the opportunity for a new vision and approach to marketing the city as a destination, said Mark Romig, President and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Dentsu America has a history of successfully engaging consumers and connecting people with brands through their use of innovative technology and strategic thinking for some 20 travel and tourism brands. We believe that their fresh thinking will allow us to tell the story of New Orleans unique and authentic culture in a very compelling way. In addition to bringing us the strength and collaboration of an international agency, we will continue to emphasize our local focus through New Orleans-based Spears Consulting Group as Dentsu Americas local agency partner

The account represents Dentsu Americas second win in travel and tourism since May when it was tapped as global agency of record for the oneworld Airline Alliance, prevailing in a three-month review for the brands strategic brand messaging and creative development as well as media planning duties worldwide.

Dentsu America CEO David Cameron said, We look forward to working with NOTMC and have a very aggressive plan to help New Orleans dramatically increase the number of visitors and visitor spending. New Orleans is one of the worlds most magical destinations. Rich in romance, mystery, history and much loved for its culture, cuisine, and spirit, New Orleans is a world class destination. This campaign will make more people more aware of what New Orleans offers and keep the citys allure front of mind.

This was the first review of agencies since 2001. Peter Mayer Advertising, with GMc&Co Inc. held the agency of record contract for the past eleven years.

Romig added, We are very grateful to the teams at Peter Mayer Advertising and GMc&Co. for their years of service to NOTMC and to the promotion of New Orleans. Their love for New Orleans is obvious, and we wish them the very best in the future.

The marketing task force included various hotel, restaurant, and attraction executives from the NOTMC board. A representative from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and a representative from the Citys Office of Tourism were invited to join the group for the presentations.

There truly are no borders when it comes to creativity as we build a stronger economy and more jobs, said NOTMC Board President Darryl Berger. I wish to thank the marketing task force for its focused efforts during this process. I am also looking forward to working with Dentsu Americas innovative vision which will be needed to get us to our 2018 goals for adding thousands of jobs to our economy, and seeing increased levels of visitation and visitor spending.

The full board ratified the recommendation at its July 17th board meeting and signed a letter of intent with Dentsu America and the Spears Consulting Group. Peter Mayer Advertising will continue to work on a project basis on upgrades and improvements to the GoNola mobile app and on the Super Bowl media and fan guides. GMc&Co. will complete project work in support of the Treme Bicentennial.


About New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation promotes the city as a leisure tourism destination throughout the year. Annually, NOTMCs marketing campaigns include strategic print, broadcast, and Internet advertising and public relations. Web sites:;;; Social;

Digital Agency Elevated Third to Develop New Portal for PostNet

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

PostNet International Franchise Corp., the Denver-based franchisor of PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers, selected Denver digital agency Elevated Third to design and develop the companys new online portal. The digital agency is providing information architecture and development expertise to create an online tool that enables PostNet to manage the corporate brand while facilitating business for over 300 North American franchises.

PostNet chose to partner with Elevated Third due to the agencys extensive knowledge of Drupal, an open-source content management system that allows users to more easily manage a wide range of content types. The agency is redeveloping the companys current custom-coded intranet into a single, Drupal-interfaced portal with accessibility for an unlimited number of users. Along with the development of a new corporate portal, Elevated Third is maintaining several secondary PostNet sites, each already built within the Drupal CMS.

The new PostNet intranet will take full advantage of the versatility and powerful functionality that Drupal has to offer, granting company franchisees ease in reporting back to PostNets headquarters. In using Drupal, PostNet is able to leverage functionality that allows the company freedom to more easily make changes that do not require PostNet administrators to work directly with custom HTML.

PostNet anticipates that the new site structure, with its more friendly and organized user-interface, will allow business owners to better manage the operational health of each franchise online, while further extending the companys competitive reach as a resource in the business network industry. Elevated Third is excited to work alongside the international company, as the redesign project allows the agency to further apply its skills with backend development in intranet functionality.

Elevated Third is thrilled to further apply its development knowledge and resources to working with PostNets intranet and functionality. As a growing agency, its exciting to work with PostNet as they experience similar growth in their own industry. Were well-matched. Their evolving needs enable us to offer dynamic solutions, and further push the envelope, using Drupal as an intranet, says Megan Paladino, business development at Elevated Third.

About PostNet: Founded in 1993, Denver-based PostNet has more than 700 locations worldwide, including several hundred U.S. locations. Each locally owned and operated PostNet Neighborhood Business Center specializes in meeting the design, printing, copying and shipping needs of businesses and busy consumers, with a focus on exceptional, personal customer service. PostNet centers offer full-service digital printing; full- and self-service copying; document binding and finishing; and services like graphic design, computer rental stations, private mailbox rentals and more. They also offer expert packaging services and shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. To learn more, visit

About Elevated Third: Elevated Third is a leading digital agency located in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 2005, the company specializes in web design and development, and offers a variety of other award-winning services including branding, email marketing, usability consulting and search engine marketing. Elevated Third has a unique approach that blends technological expertise and a specialization in Drupal-based web solutions. Their creative thinking has generated results-driven solutions for over 80 clients nationwide, from Fortune 500 companies to startups alike. For more information about Elevated Third, please visit, the company’s Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter at @elevatedthird.

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Abel Communications Selected As PR Agency of Record by STX, CoPilot Live, and Presbyterian Senior Living

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 03, 2012

Abel Communications is pleased to announce that STX, CoPilot Live, and Presbyterian Senior Living have retained the growing Baltimore firm for public relations and ongoing strategic communications services. For each client, Abel will provide message development, media relations, and social media strategy and implementation.

Based in Baltimore, STX is a global sporting goods leader in lacrosse, field hockey and golf. STX ushered in the modern era of lacrosse in 1970 with its introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse stick. Abel has already helped the company tell its story of growth and category leadership in more than a dozen media outlets including The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

CoPilot Live, developed by ALK Technologies, was the first connected GPS navigation system to run on smartphones. Its award-winning navigation apps are trusted by millions of consumers around the world and are available through iTunes and Google Play. Abel has helped CoPilot Live attract reviews and features in leading tech publications such as Engadget, CNET, Macworld, and ZD Net.

Headquartered in Dillsburg, Pa., Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) has provided retirement and senior care services for more than 80 years. It operates 25 senior living communities and care programs around the Mid-Atlantic, providing services to more than 5,400 seniors in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Ohio. In a recent project, Abel helped a PSL resident 91-year-old yoga instructor Mabes Morrill land a spot on The Today Show to illustrate the vibrancy of seniors living in PSL communities.

We are incredibly excited to work with STX, CoPilot Live, and Presbyterian Senior Living because each company brings innovative products and ideas to the market, said Abel Communications President Greg Abel. STX is an outstanding brand recognized as the leader in lacrosse and has ambitious goals to expand globally; CoPilot Live is among the top-reviewed navigation apps on the market; and PSL is one of the largest and best-run network of senior communities and care programs in the country. As Abel Communications grows, these are exactly the types of category leading brands we intend to represent.

About Abel Communications

Abel Communications is a results-driven public relations firm that helps companies and organizations reach their most important audiences. With offices in Baltimore and Harrisburg, Penn., we offer a range of services including strategic communications planning, media relations, social media strategy and implementation, and video production. By working collaboratively with clients and putting our journalism background and instincts to work, Abel helps businesses generate buzz for their brands and leads for their products and services. We support clients in several industries, with a focus and strength in technology, healthcare, sports, and professional services. For more information, please visit

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Inbound Marketing Agency Helps Houston Interior Design Firm Launch A New Web Presence

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Pamela Hope Designs, a Houston interior design firm specializes in high-end design services with a focus on style, comfort and ease of process. Owner Pamela OBrien and her team of interior design specialists have over a decade of experience with all aspects of residential and commercial design, and offer comprehensive design services for Houston-area homeowners and businesses.

From project management services to color consultation for both remodels and new construction, Pamela Hope Designs brings a wealth of experience to every job. The team has worked with many prominent clients in Houston and nationwide, and has experienced significant growth in recent years.

This growth, and a desire for an upgraded web presence, has prompted a complete rebrand for the company. In order to align with its evolution into a premier high-end Houston interior design firm, Pamela Hope Designs turned to inbound marketing agency Adhere Creative to create its new web design. Adheres team of marketing, design and development professionals put together a fresh new look for the design firm that reflects its vision for the future and focus on gaining new clients.

Owner Pamela OBrien believes that the new rebranding represents her companys dedication to great design. She states, I am pleased to launch the new Pamela Hope Designs web site. I think it reflects our love of comfortable luxury, clear communications, client collaboration and our fun and refreshing approach to interior design. I believe great design is a huge pleasure and can affect your life every day. Our clients enjoy the experience as much as the results.

Nathan Yerian, Director of Strategy for Adhere Creative, is also pleased with the results and the success of his companys collaboration with Pamela Hope Designs. Working with Pamela on this project was a pleasure. Her passion for interior design made the design process flow smoothly and the result was clean and focused on the value she brings to her clients.

With an attractive new site and a fresh, updated look for her brand, Pamela OBrien is looking forward to expanding her client base and helping Houston-area residents and businesses create more attractive interior spaces that reflect the ways they want to live and work. She believes that Adhere delivered the results she was looking for. The Adhere Creative team was a fantastic partner when it was time to rebrand my company and upgrade our web site. They exceeded my expectations being on point, on schedule and on budget. From the first meeting, they not only listened, but they really got it. I couldnt believe how good the first draft was. Excellent work, Adhere — I look forward to future projects!

About Adhere Creative:

Adhere Creative, a Houston inbound marketing agency specializes in measurable, results-driven marketing initiatives for small to mid-sized businesses.

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SEO Agency SmartSearch Marketing Ranked Best Integrated Search (SEO & PPC) Company

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

SmartSearch Marketing, a full-service search engine marketing agency, has been ranked as a top company in the Best Integrated Search (SEO & PPC) Company category by SmartSearch Marketing has been included in the top 30 ranking for more than 12 consecutive months with an overall score an impressive 92%. See SmartSearch Marketings complete ranking from at

SmartSearch Marketing is a full-service search engine marketing agency that helps their clients generate leads, acquire new customers, and position brands online through search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC) advertising, conversion and usability, website analytics, and local search., an independent authority on search vendors, completes an in-depth analysis of every vendor on the Best Integrated Search Company list by reviewing four key categories:

Vendor Processes
Keyword Selection
Internet Marketing Campaign Integration and Effectiveness
Cost Per Acquisition Minimization and Efficiency

SmartSearch Marketings uniquely successful approach to search marketing, called Search Lifecycle Management, maximizes customers results from a prospects first search all the way through to customer acquisition and sale. SmartSearch Marketing serves both B2B ad B2C companies by offering comprehensive search solutions that include:

Strategic Planning
Search Advertising
Search Engine Optimization
Media buying and Creative Services
Website Usability
Landing Page Development
Conversion Improvements
Marketing Analytics

To learn more about SmartSearch Marketing, visit

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Skegness Based Online Marketing Company Form Strategic Alliance with European Agency as Part of Aggressive Expansion Plan

(PRWEB UK) 17 June 2012

The Alliance, operating under the name Dixon & Djikic will now provide both organisations’ clients a full suite of web development and online marketing solutions in one complimentary package throughout the UK & Europe.

DPOM, A Lincolnshire SEO Agency, currently provide Web Development, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC) and Online Marketing services to clients in the UK. The new alliance will result in these services also being delivered under the Dixon & Djikic umbrella in the UK and Europe while also providing additional web development services to DPOMs strong portfolio of Online Marketing UK clients.

Djikic Services has a number of prestigious worldwide clients ranging from Publicly Listed Companies to Foreign Government Embassies; similar styled projects across Europe and the UK will now be delivered under the Dixon & Djikic brand. As well as bringing an impressive client portfolio, Djikic Services also boast a multi-lingual team with a wealth of experience including the development of the programming language; Whizbase.

The alliance between two leaders in their respective industries will allow Dixon & Djikic to firmly establish itself as a multi-national full service agency operating in two locations throughout Europe delivering high end web development and online marketing services.

Brett Dixon, Director of DP Online Marketing comments:

Having provided both web design and online marketing services for some time now weve grown at a phenomenal rate and in order to continue with our aggressive expansion plans we need to expand our resources and develop new skill sets in order to continue to be a full service agency at the top of our game. The relationship with Djikic Services doubles our resources and capacity and allows us to work in technologies we havent in the past. This new relationship also gives us a fantastic competitive advantage in that we have the team behind the programming language, Whizbase, leading our developments with their unrivalled programming knowledge and experience along with an incredibly skilled team of graphic designers.

Faik Djikic, Founder of Whizbase and Djikic Services comments:

Weve worked with DP Online Marketing for some time now on a casual basis and Im pleased weve now formalised our arrangement in the form of ‘Dixon & Djikic.’ This new relationship allows us to enter the UK market with an already established industry leader and deliver a combined service to leading Businesses in the UK and Europe.

Our distinguished history of web design and development throughout Europe will now be combined with a host of Online Marketing Services providing our customers with a full service to a level of quality they have come to expect.

In an industry where market leaders are usually expected to be found within with the City of London, Dixon & Djikic aim to provide a similarly high level of quality and expertise from their new offices located in the seaside resort of Skegness.

Its true that its almost expected a leading agency of this type should be based in London, however weve never been a company that follows the crowd and were proud of our Lincolnshire heritage. Were ideally located to cover most of the UK and after all this is the world wide web!

Weve already worked with some very established corporations and even a Kuwaiti Embassy and given we even have our own programming language (a development task that even the most competent programmers would struggle to create), I fully expect Dixon & Djikic to give the very best agencies a run for their money wherever they are located, Dixon adds.