Jacqueline's Journal 3-31-1031 Mar, 2010 By: Jacqueline Renfrow Response This Week
Allstar Marketing Group LLC is awarded a preliminary injunction order aiding the company in protecting some of its most popular properties, including Aqua Globes, Bumpits, Snuggie and Strap Perfect. The ruling, handed down on March 3, requires the removal of Allstar Marketing Group property names and images and any variations of those marks from unauthorized Web sites – specifically those operated by Hotproducts4less and Gadgets and Gizmos Inc.
“The Edge,” Razor & Tie Entertainment’s collection of the biggest rock hits of recent years, catches this week’s Billboard Top 200 by surprise by debuting at No. 4 and by selling 53,141 copies in the first week. The release, available through DRTV as a three-disc set, can also be bought at traditional retailers.
As Seen Everywhere appoints Michael Daoud as CTO to create the strategy and oversee the technology, application and integration for As Seen Everywhere’s newly launched online platform.
Northern Response will be moving to a new location as of April 5. The new address is: 50 Staples Ave., Richmond HIll/Toronto, Ontario, Canada, L4B 097.
Hawthorne Direct received the Gold Pixie in Animation from the Pixie Awards for Wirefly’s “Shop Wirefly.com” short-form commercial.
Media Stream Direct, a direct response media buying agency, announces the move of its Sherman Oaks office. The new and larger office, located at 14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1200, has been acquired to accommodate a growing staff responsible for an expanding clientele and increased billings.
Custom Toll Free has expanded its API suite with a new SMS/800 – being launched in partnership with Worldwide Telegraph – a product that gives affiliate companies greater assurance and flexibility, with a flat rate, to meet their customers’ 800 number needs.
Sergio Lopez, a 15-year veteran of multi-cultural marketing and advertising, joins U.S. Hispanic direct response agency Engagem3nt, as executive vice president, strategic planning. Lopez is a recognized leader in brand building and new product development in the U.S. Hispanic market.
Visible World, a provider of targeted television advertising, and R. L. Polk & Co., a provider of automotive information and marketing solutions, form a partnership to enable automated data-driven TV ad targeting for automotive clients.
The Documentary Channel (DOC) enters into an agreement with DIRECTV that doubles the number of subscribers who can view DOC, beginning March 31.
The Direct Response Forum (DRF), the leading trade association for payments
professionals, with more 500 members, will hold its annual forum August 9-11 at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.
Premier Care in Bathing, of South Daytona, Florida, has named Kre8 Media as its North America media agency of record. Kre8 Media, an agency specializing in DR and brand development, will handle all TV and print advertising in the United States and Canada.
Acquirgy, a multi-channel direct marketing agency specializing in customer acquisition, is expanding operations nationally, beginning with the hiring of Linda Chaney and Mark McVey, both vice presidents of business development.