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Simple Marketing Now... the latest news on the simplifying front
Welcome to the Inaugural issue of the Simple Marketing Now e-newsletter!

I share with you here highlights and resources to assist you with, perhaps even simplify, your journey as you explore new and social marketing tools and start to integrate them into your existing marketing strategy.

If these topics spark ideas for other topics of interest to your business, let me know.

Please feel free to forward this e-newsletter to others who might be interested, and don't hesitate to contact me with questions.

Thank you for reading, and I wish you the best for the summer.

Warm & Simple Regards, 
Chief Simplifier
Simple Marketing Now

Just Published! The Beta Version of the Social Flooring Index!

Are you as curious as we are about the social state of flooring? You're in luck!  Look no further than Flooring The Consumer's Social Flooring Index in 3 parts, examining Twitter, Facebook and blogs from a flooring perspective. It is still evolving, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if we've missed a company or resource, please speak up.

In Recent News...
Christine Whittemore has been elected to the board of directors of Columbia Business School's Alumni club of New York [link to release].

Flooring The Consumer has just celebrated its three year anniversary! To mark the event, we've listed the top posts over the years.   

Marketing With Social Media - Resources
Have you checked out the Simple Marketing Blog? It's filled with practical resources on marketing strategy and marketing with social media.  More specifically, you might enjoy how IBM's Sandy Carter Integrated Social Media Into The Marketing Mix, and Steven Berlin Johnson discussing how Twitter will change the way we live or perhaps Jonathan Salem Baskin sharing 10 Ideas to Refocus Branding.  

Would you like to know how Christine attended NeoCon '09... virtually? It's a fun story.

Simple Marketing Case Studies
We are very pleased that The Simple Marketing Now website now features case studies! Four of those - Wear-Dated Upholstery Fabric Transformation, Flooring The Consumer, Wear-Dated Report Builder and Carpetology Blog - have been detailed in the Simple Marketing Blog, with more to come.

Floor Covering Institute Series
Would you like to learn more about the members of the Floor Covering Institute? Now you can via the interview series on Flooring The Consumer.  To date, Jim Gould and Carl Ruland have participated.

Article on MarketingProfs Daily Fix
Have you read Christine's latest article on the MP Daily Fix? It's titled Creating Community Through Relevant Local Information, referencing The Smoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog [another of her creations] which just celebrated its one year anniversary.

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