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2010-09-07 03:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced several new developments for the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress, which will be held 14-17 February, 2011 in Barcelona. Building on the success of the inaugural App Planet event held in 2010, the GSMA is expanding the developer-focused programme at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 to include new elements such as Macworld Mobile and the Brand App Challenge. The GSMA also announced RIM and Palm as the first Application Developer...

2010-08-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- grey healthcare group (ghg), a leading global healthcare communications agency and a WPP Company (Nasdaq: WPPGY), today announced its acquisition of Geoff Howe Marketing Communications (GHMC). The joining of these two companies allows ghg to both broaden its offerings in the health and wellness segment and strengthen its animal health roster. ghg will gain an Eastern European hub in Prague, double the size of its London office and establish a Midwest base...

2010-07-28 03:00:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- RecycleBank, the premier green rewards program that motivates people to take environmental actions, announced today that veteran media and Internet executive Jonathan Hsu has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hsu was most recently Chief Executive Officer of 24/7 Real Media, the leaders behind the science of digital marketing and part of WPP, the world leader in marketing communications. Hsu is an accomplished international business...

2010-06-24 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Healthworld and CommonHealth, two of WPP's premier healthcare marketing networks, today announced the formation of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide. The new entity, a combination of Ogilvy Healthworld and CommonHealth, becomes the single most innovative, resourceful -- and largest -- healthcare communications network in the world, with over 1,100 employees in 64 offices across 33 countries. Matt Giegerich, President and CEO of WPP's CommonHealth, will...

2010-06-21 09:38:00

CANNES, France, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new reality show inspired by OgilvyOne's Search for the World's Greatest Salesperson contest was announced today at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival by OgilvyOne Worldwide and OgilvyEntertainment, in collaboration with Generate and MSN. The half-hour, episodic broadband series developed by OgilvyEntertainment and Generate will take the form of a "makeover" show that will celebrate the "salesperson" inside all of us. The series...

2010-06-21 09:31:00

CANNES, France, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Todd Herman, an international performance coaching and training expert from Edmonton, Canada, was today voted the World's Greatest Salesperson. Using real-time SMS voting, a live audience selected the winner during the OgilvyOne "Can you sell, or else?" seminar at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Mr Herman and the runners-up - Eric Polins, managing partner of a marketing consulting firm from Tampa, USA, and Lee Abbas, a former...

2010-06-17 11:02:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With companies at a crossroads in terms of how they market themselves and position for growth in this new economy, a former branding chief at WPP, Jim Johnson, has taken a 50% interest in a B2B consultancy Park Lane Communications. Effective immediately, the firm's revised name is Nourie Johnson Communications to reflect the partnership between Phil Nourie (president) and Jim Johnson (chairman). Jim Johnson, former chief executive officer of Enterprise...

2010-06-15 15:46:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OgilvyOne Worldwide and Motorola today announced that the Motorola Milestone phone (Droid in the U.S.) will be the product to be "pitched" by the three finalists during the finale of the World's Greatest Salesperson contest in Cannes. To celebrate Motorola's participation, Ogilvy has created the Cannesdroid app exclusively for the Festival. James King, Marketing Director, EMARA Brand Management & 360 Integration, Motorola Mobile Devices, will be one...

2010-06-09 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 230 entries from 12 countries, the search for the World's Greatest Salesperson narrowed today as OgilvyOne Worldwide announced the names of the three finalists who will travel to Cannes to pitch live on stage for the coveted title. Y. Lee Abbas from Hokkaido, Japan, Todd Herman from Edmonton, Canada, and Eric Polins from Tampa, USA were the three finalists selected. They will appear at a special seminar at the Cannes Lions International...

2010-06-08 11:00:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the largest global surveys to date on consumer perceptions of green brands and corporate environmental behavior reveals global differences about the top environmental concerns among consumers. While climate change is important across most countries, 30 percent of Brazilians and 26 percent of Indians cite deforestation as the top issue, and in Australia, 68 percent of consumers say it's important that companies manage water efficiently. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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