Clackamas County asks help finding man

first_imgHere is a press release from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office:DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking help from the public with their efforts to identify the male subject featured in these surveillance images wearing grey pants and a grey, hooded sweatshirt. These quality surveillance images attached with the news release were captured and retained as evidence from a May, 2010 incident reported in Wilsonville.The featured subject is believed to have been involved in the fraudulent use of numerous stolen credit cards. These stolen cards were used to purchase merchandise from a variety of businesses throughout the greater Portland area during 2009 and 2010. The accumulated loss of these reported crimes is calculated to be in the thousands of dollars.The featured subject is described as a: Rimmed eye glasses 25 – 35 Short-to-medium length dark hair Slender build Male adult Please refer to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Case #10-19210TIPS SOUGHTAnyone with information concerning this subject or crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office’s confidential Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form.Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Case #10-19210.The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) — with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system — in case of an emergency, call 911.Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Case #10-19210.last_img read more

A bittersweet day at Vancouver Barracks

first_imgAs a 21-gun salute echoed across the historic grounds, a flag detail of U.S. Army soldiers lowered the Stars and Stripes flown at the Artillery Barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Site.The detail took the flag to Brig. Gen. Alton Berry, commander of the 88th Regional Support Command, who ceremoniously handed it over to Christine Lehnertz, director of the National Park Service’s Pacific West region.An era had come to an end.The East and South Vancouver Barracks now officially are part of the National Park system. The U.S. Army vacated its longest continuously operating installation west of the Mississippi in Monday’s ceremony.(The West Barracks, including the historic RedCross building, is owned by the city of Vancouver but maintained and operated by the nonprofit organization Fort Vancouver National Trust).“It’s a bittersweet day,” Brig. Gen. Kurt Hardin told the crowd of about 250. “We honor the Vancouver Barracks and inactivate them. But they now are in the good hands of the park service.”Fort Vancouver is one of 397 national park sites.Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, told the assembled park service officials that her office “stands ready to support the park service as it takes ownership of this sacred place.”last_img read more

Camas cruises into 4A quarterfinals

first_imgCAMAS — The Camas Papermakers were more than ready.The Arlington Eagles were overmatched.Seven touchdowns later, it was halftime.The Camas Papermakers ripped Arlington 62-6 on Saturday in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Doc Harris Stadium. Vincente Huber scored three touchdowns in the first half, including two in a nine-second span, and the Papermakers cruised into the quarterfinals.Camas (11-0) will host Federal Way next week.That game surely will be more of a challenge to the Papermakers than this one.“You don’t ever expect it to be like that,” Camas defensive lineman Luke Minder said. “It was crazy seeing how well we played tonight.”Camas scored on its first nine possessions, and ran out the clock on the 10th. Camas was not penalized in the game. And the Eagles’ lone score came after Camas put up the first 62 points.“We just do what we do,” said Camas quarterback Reilly Hennessey, who was 12 of 14 for 141 yards.Arlington (5-6) came in as a .500 team after the Eagles knocked off Kentwood last week. The Papermakers pride themselves on not overlooking any team, on focusing on the task at hand.“It speaks volumes to what goes on Friday nights,” Hennessey said.Or, in the case of the playoffs, Saturday nights.“We tell our kids that not very long from now, you’ll be done playing,” Camas coach Jon Eagle said. “So we talk about treating each game like it’s a precious, special opportunity. Take advantage of each chance to walk between the lines. Our kids have bought into that.”last_img read more

Two hurt in early morning DUI crash in Brush Prairie

first_imgTwo Clark County men were injured early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Brush Prairie, according to the Washington State Patrol.A WSP bulletin said Brian G. Hughes, 41, of Vancouver was driving a 2001 Honda Civic east on Northeast 119th Street at 5:35 a.m. when he ran a red light at state Highway 503 and struck the side of a southbound 1999 GMC Denali driven by Eric L. Burke, 43, of Battle Ground.Both men were treated at and discharged from PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center. The WSP said Hughes was cited for driving under the influence and failure to obey a traffic device.Both vehicles were totaled, the WSP reported.last_img

Power restored at Battle Grounds Tukes Valley schools

first_imgUPDATE: Power was restored to all buildings at the Tukes Valley Campus at 1:50 p.m. today. All classes will start on time Tuesday. Tonight’s Battle Ground Community Education classes been modified. All primary basketball groups at the Tukes Valley campus have been cancelled for tonight. The Tukes Valley men’s basketball group has been relocated from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight to Maple Grove School.A power outage at Tukes Valley Primary and Middle schools cancelled school this morning. The outage occurred after middle school students already had arrived on campus and primary students were on their way to school. Parents were called. Most parents have picked up their children. The remaining students were supervised in their classrooms until the end of the day and were bused home at their normal times. Afternoon preschool and kindergarten were cancelled. Maintenance crews from Clark Public Utilities have been working to restore power. Currently, phone lines are down at both schools. Backup generators are providing emergency lighting throughout the buildings. “We would like to thank the wonderful school staff and Clark County Public Utilities for their amazing response and diligent work in assuring all students were kept safe and comfortable,” said a statement released by the district’s spokesman, Sean Chavez, on Tuesday afternoon.last_img read more

Corps agrees to monitor dam pollution

first_imgA legal settlement announced Monday will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to monitor and report the amount of pollutants released from eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, including Bonneville Dam about 40 miles east of Vancouver.Brett VandenHeuvel, executive director of advocacy group Columbia Riverkeeper, called the agreement “groundbreaking.” It was Columbia Riverkeeper that last year filed a set of lawsuits ultimately leading to this week’s settlement.Last year, Bonneville Dam drew scrutiny after a small leak intermittently put oil into the Columbia River for at least a month. The Army Corps also took heat for its handling of an oil spill at The Dalles Dam in 2004.Oil leaks aren’t uncommon in the Columbia and Snake river system, home to numerous aging federal dams operated by the Army Corps. The complicated, decades-old structures include many components that require oil to keep them running.“For years, the Army Corps has allowed harmful oil pollution to flow into the Columbia and Snake rivers, and finally that will stop,” VandenHeuvel said in a statement. “With the dams coming into compliance with the Clean Water Act, we will see an end to toxic discharges and chronic seepage of pollutants that have been harming our communities.”last_img read more

Northern California wildfires show slower growth

first_imgHAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. The Forest Service reported Sunday that the fires had burned 98 square miles in the Klamath National Forest by Sunday. That was 8 square miles more than a day earlier, but represented a significant reduction in the growth of the blazes that had picked up steam as humidity declined and winds increased late last week.The two wildfires are the largest among 17 that were sparked by lightning in the forest on Aug. 11. They remained 15 percent contained.More than 2,100 firefighters and 19 helicopters are taking advantage of the better weather by laying hoses, constructing fire lines and clearing brush from around evacuated communities.last_img

South Korean firm to build US30 million golf resort in Primorye gambling

first_img 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report RelatedPosts Load More South Korean company Dongnam Industry Co., Ltd has signed an agreement of intent with the Primorsky Krai Development Corporation to invest more than US$30 million into construction of a world-class golf course within the Primorye gambling zone.The development, set to cover around 80 hectares of land, will include 18 holes, a club house with associated facilities and a 4-star hotel with 100 rooms. Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage Dongnam Chairman Kim Ying-Tae said the golf course would play a key role in boosting tourism to the region.“In the future, the integrated resort Primorye will be able to attract a large number of tourists due to transport accessibility and the growing interest in the Far East from residents of the Asia-Pacific countries,” he said.“Creating entertainment facilities of the elite level will help attract relevant tourists to the gambling zone. For our project, the main target audience is foreign players from Korea and Japan, where golf is a very popular sport and entertainment.”Phase 1 of the golf course, being built in partnership with Vladivostok Country Club, is expected to be ready within 12 months of the land being made available for use.The director of the Primorye gambling zone, Igor Trofimov, said in a statement that development of the area’s non-gaming attractions was now a top priority given that most plots intended for the construction of IRs have been leased to investors.last_img read more

Macau Legend completes purchase of 215 stake in Hengqin mall developer

first_img Load More New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm 勵駿龐都 廣場 PONTO is described as “the first large-scale shopping complex in Hengqin, with an investment value exceeding RMB1.6 billion.”Macau Legend says the complex, located five minutes by car from Hengqin Customs Port, will cover a construction area of around 140,000 square meters and offer over 300 shops including shopping, dining and entertaining experiences.Prior to Macau Legend’s acquisition of a 21.5% stake, Lai Ieng Investment Company Limited was 70% owned by Raising Investment and 30% by Lai V a Investment. Raising Investment is 55.7% owned by Macau Legend Co-Chairman and CEO David Chow and his wife Melinda Chan.Under the terms of the acquisition, Raising Investment will be entitled to appoint up to three directors to the board of Lai Ieng Investment Company Limited with Macau Legend Investment entitled to add another two.Macau Legend Investment’s parent company, Macau Legend Development, operates the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf complex, including flagship integrated resort Legend Palace, on the Macau Peninsula as well as Savan Legend in Laos. It is also developing a €250 million integrated resort complex on Cape Verde’s main island of Santiago, scheduled to open in 2019. Macau-based casino operator Macau Legend Development Ltd has completed the acquisition of a 21.5% stake in Lai Ieng Investment Company Limited – a company developing a large-scale shopping complex in Hengqin.The acquisition, confirmed late Tuesday, sees Macau Legend Investment – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Macau Legend – acquire the sale shares and shareholders’ loans for a total consideration of HK$84.5 million (US$10.8 million). As per a prior agreement, it will also see Macau Legend Investment enter into a Management Services agreement with Lai Ieng Investment Company Limited to provide property management services for the shopping development, known as 勵駿龐都 廣場 PONTO. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team RelatedPostslast_img read more

Gallagher to join The Cooperative Bank

first_imgHelen Gallagher is to become HR director at The Co-operative Bank. She is due to take up the role in early 2017.Gallagher is currently retail HR director at Lloyds Banking Group. Her prior experience includes senior roles at Santander and Barclays.last_img

MRL Consulting Group trials fourday working week for 56 global employees

first_imgInternational recruitment firm MRL Consulting Group is to trial a four-day working week for 56 members of staff based across the UK, France and Germany.The six-month trial, which will start in May 2019, will see the organisation close every Friday; employees will still receive the same salaries and benefits as they do currently for working a traditional five-day week.Moving to a four-day working week will award employees with an extra 47 fully paid days off a year.MRL Consulting Group, which has its headquarters in Brighton, is launching the shorter working week in order to better support employees with their wellbeing and work-life balance, as well as to attract and retain talent.David Stone (pictured), chief executive officer at MRL Consulting Group, said: “We have a clear desire to enlarge our team of world class consultants, and to attract and retain the best people, we need to be a world class employer.“There are some incredible people that work for MRL and I want us to give back to them, to make their lives better, easier and more fulfilling. We have the training in place, excellent packages and limitless career opportunities, but this is about wellness and minimising the things which can cause stress, anxiety and depression.”The four-day working week was announced to employees at the organisation’s annual general meeting at the W Hotel in Barcelona this month (April 2019).Stone added: “I don’t want to hire people who just want to work a four-day week. I want to hire people who are good enough to do five days of work in four.“I want to give the staff more time to relax, get the life admin done, do whatever it is they need to do when they’re not in the office. I want them to have real work-life balance. When people retire, I want them to look back and say MRL was the best place they ever worked.”MRL Consulting Group has 31 employees based in Brighton, 10 in France and 15 in Germany.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Hero acquires mental health organisation The Balanced You

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Health and technology business Hero has acquired mental health services organisation The Balanced You, in its third acquisition within the past 12 months.The Balanced You, founded four years ago, provides a range of mental health and wellbeing services, including specialist one-to-one counselling, mindfulness sessions, wellbeing retreats, reiki and hypnotherapy.Hero has acquired The Balanced You in order to complement the health and wellbeing services it already already provides to more than 100 clients.The acquisition will enable Hero to develop The Balanced You’s existing offering, using technology to further broaden its mental health services and in-person support.Joe Gaunt (pictured), chief executive officer at Hero, said: “Health means much more than having five [fruit or vegetables] a day and exercising for 150 minutes a week. Emotional and mental wellbeing is a critical part of overall health.“We have been aware of the great work done by The Balanced You for some time and respect the way the business has captured the market and successfully positioned itself. Mental and psychological wellbeing is a cornerstone of Hero’s overall health proposition, so this is a significant acquisition to bolster our offer and our team of experienced, qualified and passionate specialists.“We are on a mission to help, support and educate people at every stage of their life to navigate their personal wellbeing journey, and The Balanced You is a great fit for this. We believe we can offer a unique, agile and responsive service which can transform the corporate wellbeing landscape and enable individuals and organisations to realise their goals.”Ashleigh Turner, founder of The Balanced You, who will join Hero, added: “This is such an exciting time. This acquisition will enable the business to achieve our ambitions and scale our offer, under the Hero brand. The success Hero has achieved over the past 12 months has been remarkable and I am looking forward to working with Joe and the wider team and its clients.”last_img read more

AMBER Alert cancelled for 4yearold Florida girl

first_img(WSVN) – Officials have cancelled an AMBER Alert issued for 4-year-old Alanda McCoy.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has confirmed that Alanda was found safe. The AMBER Alert for ALANDA MCCOY out of MILTON, FLORIDA has been cancelled. The child has been recovered safely. #FLAMBER— FDLE (@fdlepio) June 21, 2017The alert was issued early Wednesday morning.According to officials, McCoy was believed to be with 27-year-old William Kavchak. However, it has not been confirmed if that was the case.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Miami USCG deploys Search and Rescue team to Texas

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The United States Coast Guard in Miami has joined the rescue teams headed to Texas to help those hit by Harvey.According to the USCG, a plane with at least 40 crew members have been deployed, Monday afternoon, to assist in Texas.Chief Petty Officer Matt Cramer, who works with the Marine Safety and Security Team Miami, said his Search and Rescue crew has deployed and is up to the task. “My crew trains for Search and Rescue and these types of deployments,” said Cramer. “We’re ready to get out there to start helping any way we can.”The crew is expected to land sometime on Monday, joining the City of Miami Fire Rescue team in their rescue efforts, as well.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Grass fire sends smoke across parts of SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A small grass fire created a smoky scene in Southwest Miami-Dade.7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene where thick smoke was seen rising from the fire near Southwest 197th Avenue an 128th Street, Wednesday afternoon.The Florida Forest Service said the blaze is 80 percent contained, as of 6 p.m.No structural damage has been reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

All clear given after suspicious package removed at Whiddon Rogers Education Center

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Fort Lauderdale Police have given the all clear after a suspicious package was found not to be a threat at Whiddon Rogers Education Center.Just before 10 a.m., Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue departments responded to the scene at 700 SW 26th St.Police evacuated the school, but just before 11:15, the all clear was given after the bomb squad discovered it was an empty box.School operations have since returned to normal. #FLPD #MediaAlert #Update The all clear has been given from FLPD’s Bomb Squad. The school will resume normal operations shortly.— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) January 15, 2019____ last_img

Handicapping the Ellies Race

first_imgTonight’s 2008 National Magazine Awards, like most industryawards shows, expects to be an uneven, awkward affair (these are, after all,magazine editors, not actors and we all know how those awards shows devolve.)The New York-centric argument aside (see thispost—”Havethe National Magazine Awards Become Too New York-Centric?”—for background)the races themselves are always entertaining.For those of you with Ellies office pools (there must beone, right?) here’s a handy guide to five of the night’s most intriguing races: GENERAL EXCELLENCE ONLINE: This category recognizesoutstanding magazine websites, as well as online-only magazines that featureoriginal content. The award honors sites that convey a distinct editorialidentity and create a unique magazine environment on the Web. Babble.comChow.comNewYorker.comRunnersWorld.comSlate.comFAVORITE: NewYorker.comOUR PICK: Babble.comLONG-SHOT: Chow.comTHE SKINNY: Given its history of winning here and its slew ofnominations, the New Yorker should be favored in any category it’s beennominated. But a couple of pure plays— and Slate—figure to give theNew Yorker a run for its money. Babble,’s gurgly spin-off, has theedge here.GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Circulation 100,000-250,000Foreign PolicyMother JonesPastePhiladelphia MagazineRadarFAVORITE: RadarOUR PICK: Foreign PolicyLONG-SHOT: PhiladelphiaTHE SKINNY: This is an interesting one, as each magazine nominated here isprobably looking at itself as an underdog. It’s penchant for hiring columnistsfrom the Hills aside, Maer Roshan’s Radar—now in its third iteration—should win,but Foreign Policy, a criminally underappreciated D.C.-based magazine, would bemy choice. If it wasn’t its first nomination, Paste—a forward-thinking musicmagazine that’s not afraid to experiment with ads and subscription models—wouldbe my pick.GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Circulation over 2,000,000GlamourMartha Stewart LivingNational GeographicPeopleTime  FAVORITE: GlamourOUR PICK: National GeographicLONG-SHOT: TimeTHE SKINNY: In the big-circ general excellence category, there are no real “underdogs.” After, these are the biggest magazines with monstrous revenues. Glamour won last year, but don’t be surprised if Time, fresh off its historic 2007 redesign, gets some general excellence recognition.COLUMNS and COMMENTARY: This category recognizes excellence inshort-form political, social, economic or humorous commentary. Theaward honors the eloquence, force of argument and succinctness withwhich the writer presents his or her views. Inc.New York MagazineThe New YorkerRolling StoneSlateFAVORITE: New YorkerOUR PICK: Rolling StoneLONG-SHOT: SlateTHE SKINNY: A hard-fought race in an election year, as this category is typically dominated by political-leaning columns. Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone’s campaign warrior, deserves an Ellie, even if Jann Wenner, who has done little to improve Rolling Stone’s downright archaic Web site, does not. GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Circulation 250,000-500,000BackpackerCookieNew York MagazineWWondertimeFAVORITE: New YorkOUR PICK: New YorkLONG-SHOT: Everyone elseTHE SKINNY: New York swept the National Magazine Awards program last year, andwhile they won’t sweep this time around, it would be an upset of MarionCotillard-proportions if Adam Moss’ magazine didn’t win for general excellence.last_img read more

RDA to Launch Magazine Facebook for Christians

first_imgAll of this is scheduled to roll out in 2009, beginning in February, the company said Monday.Mary Berner, RDA president and CEO [pictured], called the venture “an expression of our vision for the company’s future,” and hopes to strike up similar multiplatform deals moving forward. “Platforms are things that we excel in: magazine creation and publishing, and, increasingly, digital media.Alyce Alston, president of RDA’s Home & Garden and Health & Wellness affinity groups, will oversee the business.The magazine, available to the church’s members, will be “consistent with our highest editorial standards,” the company said.Berner has made sweeping changes—both executive and cultural—at Reader’s Digest since taking over as president and CEO following last year following the sudden $2.4 billion acquisition of the company by an investment group led by Ripplewood Holdings. RELATED: Reader’s Digest Considering Name Change Calling it nothing less than one of the company’s “most important and far-reaching ventures ever,” the Reader’s Digest Association has entered into a broad agreement to publish a quarterly magazine and various multimedia offerings—including a social network—aimed at the Christian audience.RDA is partnering with Dr. Rick Warren—pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and the author of the best-selling “Purpose Driven Life”—to produce what it calls “an inspirational multimedia platform” that includes a magazine, DVDs and a “Facebook for Christians.”last_img read more

Texas Monthly Los Angeles Dominate CRMAs

first_imgThe City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual awards have been announced, and, as was the case last year, Texas Monthly and Los Angeles magazines dominated the awards field, winning a combined 14.Last year, the pair won a combined 29. Los Angeles, Hour Detroit and Memphis Magazine won general excellence awards in their respective circulation categories during the 24th annual competition. Other multiple prize winners included 5280, Boston, Chicago and Cincinnati magazines, each taking home two awards. Seven magazines—D, Philadelphia, MPLS. St Paul, Westchester, Rhode Island Monthly, Memphis and Hour—each nabbed one.Last month, Los Angeles’ longtime editor-in-chief Kit Rachlis,who had held the magazine’s top editorial post since 2000, decided tostep down after the magazine published a controversial cover story that included an open letter callingL.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a “failure.” An Emmisspokesperson said Rachlis’ departure was not related to the issue’s publication.last_img read more

Penton Debuts New Marketing Services Division

first_img“Marketers are clamoring for new solutions to grow their businesses and they want providers intimately familiar with their industry segment,” said Penton Media CEO Sharon Rowlands in a statement. “Penton Marketing Services perfectly aligns our capabilities and deep knowledge of our markets with this demand. We are committed to driving results for our customers with industry-leading products and services that reflect expert analysis and best-of-breed practices.”Publishers are scrambling to build out their marketing services offerings. PC World and Macworld have launched a separate group called Content Works with separate editorial and sales teams (services run the gamut from white papers and articles to videos and live events).Hanley Wood actually has two different groups dedicated to marketing services, including Hanley Wood Custom Solutions–focused on customers who are also advertisers–and Hanley Wood Marketing, which handles non-endemic clients.Last fall, UBM launched an integrated marketing services company called DeusM, which leverages “business social media” as its primary offering, creating specialized, proprietary communities for sponsors, which can also take advantage of broader social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. UBM has leveraged that approach to launch communities in Internet Evolution (sponsored by IBM), Enterprise Efficiency (sponsored by Dell) and EBN, which has multiple sponsors.Consumer publishers such as Hearst and Meredith are heavily involved in content marketing as well. Hearst’s iCrossing (the digital marketing agency Hearst bought for $325 million last year), offers the Content Lab, an initiative that brings together brands (such as Coca-Cola and Toyota), media companies and agencies to discuss producing multi-platform content. iCrossing is also launching the Live Media Studio, a physical organization that will execute programs developed in the Content Lab. “Bought, earned and owned are mechanics for how content is actually deployed, distributed and experienced,” says Adam Lavelle, chief strategy officer at iCrossing. “Building connected brands is really the driving theme and we do that in bought, earned and owned media. Content fuels all of that.” Penton Media today announced its new Marketing Services Group, a unit that will offer custom content, research and digital and sales optimization services to customers in 17 vertical markets. The group is headed up by Kim Paulsen, senior vice president of marketing services.The move comes one month after Penton bought digital marketing services agency EyeTraffic Media. Former EyeTraffic CEO George Assimakopolous will service as vice president of digital media services with Penton. According to the Penton Marketing Needs survey, •Websites are not doing their job generating leads- 59 percent of respondents indicate their website is designed to generate sales leads yet 76 percent of those respondents say the site is less than “very effective” at meeting that objective. •The majority of respondents (64 percent) are not social media savvy and are in the dark about what is being said about their companies online. •Half of all respondents are “less than satisfied” with their company’s contact strategies for lead generation, lead nurturing and lead scoring. •Over a third of respondents (36 percent) find online marketing very challenging. last_img read more