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Digital marketing seminar for Downtown Sarasota Alliance members featuring speakers from New World Collaborative

The Downtown Sarasota Alliance and New World Collaborative are hosting a free seminar on strategies to combine online/offline marketing and branding in the “new world” of digital PR. The Whole Foods Market Lifestyle Center (1451 1st Street) will host and provide coffee and light breakfast for the talk, starting at 8 a.m. on Fri., July 23.

 

The experts at New World Collaborative will share the latest and most effective techniques used by businesses to build brand awareness, overall visibility and action using tactics that are guided by well thought out strategy. “We are no longer in a world of ‘build it and they will come’,” explains New World founder and principal of Vision PR & Marketing Gayle Williams. “Small and large businesses alike must engage their audiences and build relationships by leveraging fully optimized website and strategic social media activity.”

Williams and New World co-founders Gabriel Marguglio of Destiny Technologies and Elizabeth Blair of Webjunkees will discuss SEO/SEM, digital PR, websites, social media marketing and more on Fri., July 23. This seminar is free for DSA members and $10 for non-members. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 366-7040.

Digital PR Seminar, 8-9:30 a.m., Fri., July 23, Whole Foods Market Lifestyle Center, 1451 1st Street, 366-7040 or newwworld.com, free for DSA members, $10 donation non-members.


Paperless Promotion Workshop - The New Green: Using the internet to full advantage

 
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Where:
The Center for Arts and Humanity (SCOPE)
1226 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

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When:
June 28, 2010 at 05:30 PM
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June 28, 2010 at 07:30 PM
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Questions? Contact Mary Anne Bowie at 941.321.0424 or email
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I look forward to seeing you at Paperless Promotions. Send one or more people from your business to absorb this amazing knowledge.
          Mary Anne 
Green Connection US

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Greetings!
Green Connection US wants to help you harness the power of the Internet by building your brand through the use of websites, micro sites, social media marketing and more. Join us on Monday, June 28 at 5 p.m. for networking and light refreshments; program begins at 5:30. You will learn how to engage your audience and build relationships through paperless promotion. We are no longer in a world of "build it and they will come." Stay in front of your competition and be informed of all the Internet has to offer with SEO/SEM, Digital PR, Social Media Marketing and more. The experts at New World Collaborative will share the latest and most effective techniques used by small (and large) businesses to build brand awareness, overall visibility and ACTION from prospects and clients using tactics that are guided by a well thought out strategy.
 
Your Host: Mary Anne Bowie, Executive Director, Green Connection US

New World Collaborative Speakers:
Elizabeth Blair, Webjunkees
Gabriel Marguglio, Destiny Technologies
Gayle Williams, Vision PR & Marketing
Veronica Pastore, Vision PR & Marketing

Food and light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is invited.
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Price: $25
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Tune in tomorrow, Saturday June 19th at 9am on WTMY 1280 AM radio

Are you still operating your business the "old school" way?
Are you unsure of how to use social media to your advantage and profit? Does your website need a facelift but you're afraid it'll cost an arm and a leg?
Well, its a NEW WORLD BABY!!
NEW WORLD COLLABORATIVE, that is!

Saturday, June 19th on WTMY 1280 AM radio, from 9-11 AM, the "Talking with Gloria" radio show will host the entire NEW WOLRD COLLABORATIVE team!
Not only will they address ways in which to improve your business but we'll be taking calls to answer YOUR specific questions, pertinent to your business needs.
AND........THEY ARE GIVING AWAY FREEBEES to the first 100 people.......who.........well.......... you'll just have to tune in Saturday to "Talking with Gloria" and find out what you can get for FREE!!

LIVE Online Streaming with Video at www.WTMY.com or tune to 1280 on your AM dial.

CALL 941-954-1280 to find out what you can get for FREE!

Click here to learn more.

The Juice Behind Your Website - Drupal vs. Joomla

Joomla
If you need: A blog, home-page, videos, photos, e-commerce, ad server and community features.
Good for: Businesses that need more customization than what WordPress offers. The learning curve is less than Drupal's, but just a little less.
Famous user: IHOP, at ihop.com
Price: Free--but. Like Drupal, Joomla is probably too complex to develop, design and maintain yourself.

Drupal
If you need: A blog, home-page, videos, photos, e-commerce, ad server and community features.
Good for: Someone who needs customized content and isn't afraid to learn how to use it. Drupal can do just about anything. And if it can't, a huge user community is ready to swap tips to help your geek along.
Famous user:The New York Observer, observer.com Price: Free--but. It's open source
, meaning that an army of developers works on plug-ins for this thing gratis. So unless you're a coding ninja, you won't know how to install them.

To read more about this go to: http://www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/entrepreneur/2010/june/206660.html

Destiny Technologies featured on Biz 941

Tech Stars
Bright new lights in the region.
Author: Molly McCartney
Photographer: William S. Speer

 

Sarasota-Manatee is no Silicon Valley. But we aren’t all real estate and tourism, either. The fact is that we have a growing number of bright, energetic tech entrepreneurs who are providing new products and services, from futuristic identity theft protection to nanotechnology inventions that stop the spread of disease.

To read more go to: http://biz941.com/ARTICLES/Past-Issues/2010/June-2010/Tech-Stars.aspx?utm_source=Sarasota+Magazine+and+Biz941+eNewsletters&utm_campaign=c940b64431-Biz941_Daily_04_20_2010&utm_medium=email

Looking for a Web developer? Core competencies

First let me say, I am not a Web developer. But I hire individuals and teams that develop knock-out, highly effective Web sites for my clients. If there is one thing I have learned its that you take a huge risk - and more often make an even bigger mistake - when you hire someone who does not have a multidisciplinary skill base.

What do I mean? Let me paint some pictures for you.

If you hire a  "computer guy" who can code anything you want you might have all the bells and whistles OR you might end up with a dull template site that functions reasonably well. It might cost you a bundle, or it might be a $250 quick job, but it is unlikely to have the sophisticated design that will resonate with your graphic brand standards. Be careful, though, because all that custom code might be proprietary and then you are tied to that programmer for the life of your website., So, you hire a graphic designer that knows how to design a web site.  OK. It will look GORGEOUS.  But what about the content?  Is it likely to have calls to action and urge a response (sales or whatever) from your readers?  Will it be able to capture names and emails of your visitors?  How about E-commerce or online donations?  Maybe you are better off with the programmer? Or you can get these two to work together.

But there's that whole idea of the Web site as a marketing tool?  You want it to pay for itself with online advertising and E-commerce.  You certainly want to capture the contact information for prospects.  And if you found a marketing person - or even an Internet Marketing pro who knows about SEO (search engine optimization) - maybe you can really get some new customers out of it.  But most marketing folks are neither programmers nor designers.

And what's that last skill set you think would be valuable here?  You guessed it. PR.  They way a PR pro sees it, a website is a new channel through which to communicate with various publics - clients, prospects, the broader community, the media, suppliers, investors, and the list goes on. What's even better is that you can easily customize and post information, photos, videos, etc. And don't get me started on the integration of social media with your website. It's a natural for PR professionals.

I urge you to really look at your web developer or your web strategy team. Where are their strengths? Their weaknesses?  Who do you need to bring in to get your Web site and web strategies in line and working optimally?

Gayle Williams Vision PR & Marketing
www.visionprm.com

Original Blog Post:  http://www.visionprm.com/blog/looking-for-a-web-developer-core-competencies

6 Do's and Don'ts for Your Company's Twitter Account

Twitter is not for everybody or every business, but it has proven a great way to extend the conversation with your public – however you define that public and that conversation.  But once you define that group of followers and you begin to attract them – be they potential custormers, clients, associates, or fans – here are some basic do’s and don’ts
 - DO have a personality, talk like a person, share stories. No one wants to follow a boring robot, unless your account is a boring robot with a specific function.
 - DO NOT get carried away or tweet too far off topic. We'd love to occasionally learn about your employees or general industry or local topics. We generally don't want to hear your views on politics or sports.
 - DO share links, photos, and videos. If you're a retail store, pictures of your newest items could be a great sales pitch. If you're a tech company, sure, show us some of your press. If you're a cafe, maybe a video of your superstar barista.
 - DO NOT spend too much time retweeting customers saying nice things about you. Once in a while, maybe. But too often, companies blast 4 or 5 tweets of praise in a row. Many people simply unfollow those accounts.
 - DO engage with customers over customer service concerns -- only if you think you can provide sufficient, consistent, and excellent care. Your best bet will probably be to use Twitter to funnel customers into your existing customer service channels, such as email or phone support.
 - DO NOT negotiate or try to service an unhappy customer in public. There's generally no reason for the rest of the world to see you discussing an issue they're having with your service. Try to get the customer to chat via email, direct message, or phone. If anything, to avoid the negotiations from ending up in the press.

Gayle Williams Vision PR & Marketing
www.visionprm.com

Original Blog Post:  http://www.visionprm.com/blog/6-dos-and-donts-for-your-companys-twitter-account

Newwworld's One for One launch event featured on a great video from Hub Sarasota



Great video from the www.hubsarasota.com featuring the NEWWWORLD's One for One Websites program launched april 17th.

What a GREAT day for New World Collaborative and the Community!

Congratulations Second Chance Last Opportunity for Winning the competition and all 3 organizations for participating. You will all have a FREE new WEBSITE from NeWWWorld Collaborative - One for One Websites

Today was a red-letter day for New World Collaborative!  We launched our One for One Website Initiative with what we hope will be the first of many successful events in collaboration with TOMS Shoes and TOMS retailers.  Wendy Getchell of Lotus Boutique in downtown Sarasota had the same idea at the same time (great minds…) and together we hatched up this event to support the sale of TOMS Shoes and its Decorate Your Sole project  while at the same time we identified three small not-for-profits that needed a new website (or a FIRST website).  Supporters voted on line for their favorite and came to the store to vote as well, after buying and decorating their TOMS shoes.


 
The store was jammed with browsers, supporters,  TOMS Shoes staff and representatives of Every Child, Inc. , Mothers Helping Mothers and Second Chance Last Opportunity!  The video telling the TOMS story played all day and produced a few tears!  And many were moved to buy their FIRST pair of TOMS shoes!
 
By the end of the day we had talked with countless people about TOMS’  One for One business model  and how it inspired us to do the same with our business .  For every pair of shoes/corporate website, one child/small not-for-profit gets a free pair of shoes/website.  
 
The result?
 
Thirty five needy children will soon have a pair of shoes.  
The most votes – online and in-store – went to SECOND CHANCE LAST OPPORTUNITY!!  They will receive a free website, 3 months of SEO/Internet Marketing,  Social Media Training and PR support.


 
The runner-up – only ONE vote behind – was MOTHERS HELPING MOTHERS.  Their in-store presence was not as strong, but they made up for it with a last minute blitz of on-line votes.  We decided they deserved a website as well.  
And finally, with the strongest in-store voting but fewer votes on line,  EVERY CHILD, INC. was in third place.  Obviously we couldn’t have EVERY CHILD left behind without a website, so the New World Collaborative team decided to work on a website for them as well!!
 
It was a great day.



Destiny Technologies
Founding member of the New World Collaborative

New World Collaborative featured on Biz941 (April 2010)


Tell us about trends in your industry...

Many are challenged whether social media is a business booster or a waste of time.  Bottom line: expanding the conversation with key audiences and prospects raises your credibility and profile if done in a responsible manner.  Creative campaigns and sales messages can be effective, but real relationships are the goal of social media involvement. Whomever one works with it’s important that the process and message be cleverly defined and parameters set for managing it.
 
What feedback are you getting from clients about their advertising, marketing, and PR and their expectations?

The best foundation for marketing and PR is a website that supports and drives all efforts. We see a disturbing number of clients after they’ve bad experiences. Even if your website developer is your marketing consultant as well, you should always “own the code” of your sites, have access to modify and update elements.
 
How does New World Collaborative demonstrate value in the marketing and PR services?

By streamlining operations, clients receive cost efficiency of a team of senior experts in marketing, PR, web development, Search Engine Optimization(SEO) and social media. Collectively we determine the most effective strategies based on each client’s budget and goals, not big overhead.  Our community service is to empower our clients with the knowledge and tools to flourish and most importantly track the results of their programs in a meaningful way.


New World Collaborative Co-Founders:  Elizabeth Blair / Webjunkees, Gabriel Marguglio / Destiny Technologies, and Gayle Williams/ Vision PR & Marketing.

         


New World Collaborative Follows TOMS Shoes with a One for One Website Initiative

Three Local Not-For-Profits Compete for a Free Website  - Winner will be Announced at Lotus Boutique in Downtown Sarasota at One for One event on Saturday, April 17
 
[Sarasota , FL-March 28, 2010]  New World Collaborative, founded by three digital marketing professionals and their companies, is launching its One for One Website Initiative to build a free website for a not-for-profit for every corporate client website they develop.   This generous commitment to the community follows in the footsteps of the highly-publicized mission of Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS.
 
New World Collaborative (www.neWWWorld.com) has selected three not-for-profit organizations that provide basic human services which also are in need of a search engine friendly website that they can modify through content management and an integrated blog.  Each of the three organizations are featured on www.neWWWorld.com  where their supporters and the general public can cast their vote for the organization they wish to receive the website “make-over” and watch the competition as it heats up.  
The three organizations selected are Every Child, Inc. , Mothers Helping Mothers, and Second Chance Last Opportunity.  “We are honored that we can highlight three exceptional organizations that do so much for our community,” says New World Collaborative co-founder Gayle Williams of Vision PR & Marketing. “We’ll have one grand winner, but we hope that when we are done everyone will know of their good work and their support will be multiplied.”

 

               

On Saturday, April 17 from 10 am to 3 pm all three organizations will be highlighted at downtown Sarasota’s Lotus Boutique (1451 Main Street) where there will be TOMS Shoes for sale.   Visitors to the store have an opportunity to purchase a pair of TOMS shoes and give back to the community twofold.  By purchasing a pair of TOMS Shoes, each person will know a pair of new shoes has gone to a child in need.   They will also be given a Power Ticket (worth 5 votes) to cast in favor of their chosen not-for-profit.  At 3 pm votes will be tallied and the winning organization will be announced.
 
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what they're all about. The TOMS One for One business model transforms customers into benefactors, which allows TOMS to grow a truly sustainable business rather than depending on fundraising for support.
 
“TOMS Shoes is a real inspiration and we couldn’t wait to put this One for One Website program into place because in this new world of marketing, a highly functional, visible and results oriented website is as essential as a pair shoes,” says New World co-founder Gabriel Marguglio of Destiny Technologies.
 
As part of TOMS Shoes “Style Your Soul” project,  downtown screen printing shop, Clothesline and  local artists will be there decorating your shoes for an additional benefit and special treat for your tootsies. TOMS takes it one step further asking “How do you express your individuality?” Your own design  could end up as part of a real TOMS limited edition shoe and sold on TOMS.com if you submit it for their Style Your Soul contest promoted at www.TOMS.com.  TOMS and TeenVogue will select 10 finalists, and then it’s up to you to pick the winner. The contest will run through the submission deadline on April 30, 2010.
 
“This is an exciting collaborative effort working with Wendy Getchell of Lotus and TOMS Shoes to raise awareness of how we can all make a difference in the world with the choices we make every day,” says co-founder Elizabeth Blair of Webjunkees. “We hope everyone will come out and show their support.”
 
About New World Collaborative – Founded by three marketing/PR/web development experts, each heading their own company, New World Collaborative came into being from the belief that collaboration among professionals on behalf of our clients and the community at large was the highest order of business.   Using the most current, most effective and most efficient strategies in this new digital world with streamlined operations, members of New World Collaborative offer clients the cost efficiency of a team of senior experts in marketing, PR, web development, Search Engine Optimization(SEO) and social media. Collectively, we determine the most effective strategies based on each client’s budget and goals, not big overhead.  Our community service is to empower our clients with the knowledge and tools to flourish and most importantly track the results of their programs in a meaningful way.  www.NeWWWorld.com    

         

 


New World Collaborative Co-Founders:  Elizabeth Blair / Webjunkees, Gabriel Marguglio / Destiny Technologies, and Gayle Williams/ Vision PR & Marketing.

What's Google Buzz and What it Means for Local Businesses

 

 
Google launched an interesting new tool – Google Buzz. Google Buzz is Google’s way to help you connect and engage with the people in your social circles. It's Google's version of Facebook and Twitter.

Sort of like Facebook, but built right into Gmail. And it turns out there is a huge mobile and local component to it.

Here's the Google Buzz Video:


How Google Buzz works on Mobile Devices
:

When using Buzz on mobile devices like iPhone or Android, it:
  • Uses your location to identify places around you.
  • Allows you to create messages based on your location (kind of like Foursquare, Gowalla or Yelp)
  • Adds a Buzz layer to Google Maps on your device, where you can post public comments or photos. Perhaps most interesting is you can visit a Place Page for a local business and see what others are “buzzing” about there.
  • Voice shortcut – this is pretty cool. It allows you to post buzz without even typing anything when you say “post buzz” followed by your post.
Small Businesses Could Leverage Influential Buzzers to promote their site

Here's the Video explaining GOOGLE BUZZ for Mobile Devices:



If you could get “top buzzers” buzzing about your business… This would be cool in a couple of ways – updates from a top “buzzer” would show up in their activity stream on their Google Profile, and also on your business Place Page.

And nearby people who are in Google Buzz on their mobile devices would see the activity about your business on the new “Buzz Layer” in Google Maps too.

Take Aways for Local Businesses

Here's what Local Businesses could do with this new technology:
  • Claim your Google Local Business Center Profile if you haven’t already!
  • Add photos and other details about your business so that your Place Page looks sweet. Make sure to get some online reviews too.
  • Set up your Google Profile, and find and connect with “Buzzers” in your area!

What do you think about Google Buzz? Is this huge for local businesses or will it be ignored?




Original post by:  www.expand2web.com

One for One Initiative Launch: April 17 at Lotus

Destiny Technologies, as a founding member of The New World Collaborative is excited to launch it's "One-for-One" initiative in collaboration with Lotus boutique and TOMS Shoes.

The idea comes from Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes. He established the one-for-one model by donating a pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair he sells — so far over 400,000 shoes to children all over the world.
Click here to learn more about TOMS One for One

We were inspired to do the same: For every website we develop for a corporate client, we will build a free website for the not-for-profit organization of the client’s choice.

Why?  Like Blake, we want to give back!

The One for One Initiative Launch, April 17, 2010:

Three Local Not-For-Profits Compete for a Free Website  - Winner will be Announced at Lotus Boutique in Downtown Sarasota at One for One event on Saturday, April 17

TOMS Shoes is a real inspiration and we couldn’t wait to put this One for One Website program into place because in this new world of marketing, a highly functional, visible and results oriented website is as essential as a pair shoes.

New World Collaborative has selected three not-for-profit organizations that provide basic human services which also are in need of a search engine friendly website that they can modify through content management and an integrated blog.  Supporters and the general public can cast their vote on this website (Right column) for the organization they wish to receive the website “make-over” and watch the competition as it heats up. 

The three organizations selected are Every Child, Inc. , Mothers Helping Mothers, and Second Chance Last Opportunity.  We are honored that we can highlight three exceptional organizations that do so much for our community,. We’ll have one grand winner, but we hope that when we are done everyone will know of their good work and their support will be multiplied.

On Saturday, April 17 from 10 am to 3 pm all three organizations will be highlighted at downtown Sarasota’s Lotus Boutique (1451 Main Street) where there will be TOMS Shoes for sale. Visitors to the store have an opportunity to purchase a pair of TOMS shoes and give back to the community twofold.  When purchasing a pair of TOMS shoes, each customer will know that a child in Haiti will soon have shoes to wear. They will also be given a Power Ticket (worth 5 votes) to cast in favor of their chosen not-for-profit.  At 3 pm votes will be tallied and the winning organization will be announced.

Local artists will be there decorating your shoes for an additional benefit and special treat for your tootsies. This is an exciting collaborative effort working with Wendy Getchell of Lotus and TOM’s Shoes to raise awareness of how we can all make a difference in the world with the choices we make every day, We hope everyone will come out and show their support.
Every Child, Inc.

Founded by community volunteer Judy Alexander, this grassroots program started by making sure that every child residing in public housing in Sarasota was given a backpack full of school supplies prior to the beginning of each school year. During the holidays, every child is invited to a Christmas party complete with Santa and his elves distributing gifts. And finally, each spring Every Child’s Cinderella Projects, helps dreams come true for young ladies who need a fine evening dress to wear for prom.  Local business rally to provide some of the other things now expected preparing for and enjoying prom nights – hair styling, manicures, restaurant meals, limo service.  Every Child is an entirely volunteer run organization dependent upon the support of the community and individuals. (NO WEBSITE)
 
Mothers Helping Mothers

Mothers Helping Mothers is a network for necessities that has been helping families for over 20 years. We help those who are falling through the cracks and have exhausted other resources. We provide cribs, clothing and baby supplies for working families in Sarasota County. We are a 501(c)(3) and we are an all volunteer organization. (NO WEBSITE)
 
Second Chance Last Opportunity

Second Chance-Last Opportunity (SCLO) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization whose mission is to teach life management skills to at risk teens, teen mothers, homeless and low income families in our community.
The  non-profit agency holds the view that in order to make a permanent change, the disadvantaged in our community must be given the opportunity to learn to be self-sufficient.  SCLO provides them with the tools, guidance, and the opportunity they need to make a better life for themselves and their families.     
(www.secondchancelastopportunity.org)


Lotus (www.lotussarasota.com)
1451 Main Street, Sarasota, FL
a chic, stylish boutique, located in Sarasota, Florida.
 
 


To learn more click here to go to the New World Collaborative website (www.newwworld.com)



What's going on at GOOGLE ISLAND, Sarasota FL?

   Google Island Presents...
Lindsey Ray in a FREE Concert!

Who: Lindsey Ray, singer/songwriter/recording artist
What: Free concert on Google Island, Sarasota
Where: Let’s repeat, Google Island, Sarasota
When: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Why: To bring Google Fiber to Sarasota!
What to Wear: Google Glam

GO TO THIS FACEBOOK EVENT FOR MORE INFO:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107566075928695&ref=ts


New Google Island Song by Lindsey Ray: (www.lindseyray.com)



 

Sarasota Farmers Market temporarily renamed Sarasota Google Market

The Sarasota Farmers Market was temporarily renamed:

Sarasota Google Market

READ THE BLOG ENTRY HERE:
www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org/blog/

We want GOOGLE FIBER IN SARASOTA!

Go to www.googleisland.net to VOTE FOR SARASOTA TODAY!

Became a FAN on FACEBOOK

New Logo on the Sarasota GOOGLE Market (Sarasota Farmers Market) Website:

Did you know? Shift on Advertising and Media

Broadcasting a Live Video Feed at the Sarasota Farmers Market Website

  BROADCASTING LIVE VIDEO FEED OF THE SARASOTA FARMERS MARKET ON THEIR WEBSITE:

Now you can watch a Live Video Feed of the SFM on their website (www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org).

Here's a link to the live feed:    http://www.sarasotafarmersmarket.org/sarasota-farmers-market-video-feed-live

SFM Live Video Feed Snapshot:

Lets get Google Fiber in Sarasota - Vote Today!


NOMINATE SARASOTA NOW!

Google is looking for nominations from the community. Our city and county officials are working on the formal proposal to send to Google, but WE need to show community support too!

We encourage to do all this as soon as possible!!!! Let's get Google Fiber in Sarasota Florida!!!

SUBMIT YOUR VOTE HERE:  
   http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options
 
Become a fan on facebook of the page: I want google fiber in sarasota (click here)

Go to the website to learn what's going on with the initiative:   http://www.googleisland.net/

Here's the Official Video from Google explaining the Google's experimental fiber network:


Here you have a video created to push this idea:


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Google trying to do?
They are looking for optimal cities to deploy ultra-high speed networks. These networks would be over 100x faster than what we currently have available. They are gathering data from communities, and looking for community support before they choose the best locations.

How will they decide where to deploy?
Nobody knows but Google, but we believe it will be based on three major factors. 1) How much "dark" fiber is available for them to buy or lease 2) How easy it will be to work with local municipalities and 3) Community demand and support for the project.

How will is effect Sarasota?
Broadband is a major catalyst for economic growth. In today's digital world, bandwidth is the lifeline for many different industries including health care, technology businesses, creative industry and more. The applications that require ultra-broadband will drive businesses to setup offices in Sarasota, it will create jobs and improve our ability to compete in a digital economy.

Who is driving this effort?
Everyone is participating. The HuB is working with city and county leadership, business leaders, Ringling College of Art and Design, Mote Marine, and many other organizations. But the most important component is getting the community behind the initiative.

When will they decide?
The deadline for the application is March 26th. According to their website, they will make decisions by the end of the year. We need to push as hard as we can over the next month to show them that we want to make the short list!!


Original post:   http://www.googleisland.net/

Lets get Google Fiber in Sarasota (Submit your Vote)

NOMINATE SARASOTA NOW!

Google is looking for nominations from the community. Our city and county officials are working on the formal proposal to send to Google, but WE need to show community support too!

We encourage to do all this as soon as possible!!!! Let's get Google Fiber in Sarasota Florida!!!

SUBMIT YOUR VOTE HERE:  
   http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options
 
Become a fan on facebook of the page: I want google fiber in sarasota (click here)

Go to the website to learn what's going on with the initiative:   http://www.googleisland.net/

Here's the Official Video from Google explaining the Google's experimental fiber network:


Here you have a video created to push this idea:


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Google trying to do?
They are looking for optimal cities to deploy ultra-high speed networks. These networks would be over 100x faster than what we currently have available. They are gathering data from communities, and looking for community support before they choose the best locations.

How will they decide where to deploy?
Nobody knows but Google, but we believe it will be based on three major factors. 1) How much "dark" fiber is available for them to buy or lease 2) How easy it will be to work with local municipalities and 3) Community demand and support for the project.

How will is effect Sarasota?
Broadband is a major catalyst for economic growth. In today's digital world, bandwidth is the lifeline for many different industries including health care, technology businesses, creative industry and more. The applications that require ultra-broadband will drive businesses to setup offices in Sarasota, it will create jobs and improve our ability to compete in a digital economy.

Who is driving this effort?
Everyone is participating. The HuB is working with city and county leadership, business leaders, Ringling College of Art and Design, Mote Marine, and many other organizations. But the most important component is getting the community behind the initiative.

When will they decide?
The deadline for the application is March 26th. According to their website, they will make decisions by the end of the year. We need to push as hard as we can over the next month to show them that we want to make the short list!!


Original post:   http://www.googleisland.net/

Come visit us next week at the Farmers Market for a FREE WEBSITE EVALUATION

Come visit us next week at Main and Lemon at the Sarasota Farmers Market.
We have a booth where we do FREE website evaluations.
 


We offer website and internet marketing FREE consultation and FREE Website evaluations.

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