Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One Last Chance for Hunger Action Month!

Feeding America - Formerly Known as America's Second Harvest - Hunger Advocate
Hunger Action Month
Total Actions To Date:
Total Minutes Generated:
Food Bank Competition Standings:
Food Bank of South Jersey
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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Dear Bloggers,
Hunger Action Month has been a huge success!  As of today, hunger advocates across the country have taken 13922 actions and accumulated 108635 minutes in support of Child Nutrition Reauthorization.  But Hunger Action Month isn’t over yet.
Hunger advocates can make their minutes add up for hunger before we declare the winners of the Food Bank Competition!
Today’s Hunger Challenge:
Take action today to help us reach 110,000 total minutes for Hunger Action Month!
What are some quick and easy things you can do today to fight hunger?

Check Out the Food Bank Competition!
Have you checked your food bank’s most recent numbers?  How many minutes can you add to the total tally?  Visit Hunger Action Month advocacy headquarters and the Food Bank Competition page will show your local food bank’s current numbers.
Don’t forget—every action you take adds minutes to your food bank’s total.  Your actions today could help them win a truckload of food from Kraft Foods!
As always, please be respectful of other advocates and your elected officials as you initiate your actions, and help us maintain the integrity of the competition.  While we want to generate a lot of communications, remember that genuine, individual actions will have a much greater impact…and that’s really the point.  To that end, we ask that you register at the Hunger Action Center’s HAM headquarters only once per individual, and that you make each action a real one—we will be tracking for anomalies and duplicate memberships.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

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When one person speaks out against hunger, an interesting thing happens… That one person tells a few friends, and they tell a few more, and soon it spreads through a neighborhood, a town, and eventually a nation. And it all starts with just one voice.

Spread the word!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Mercury Marine stays in Wisconsin — but at what cost?

Here is a compelling OpEd piece written by the lead union negotiator for Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, WI, who resigned during the recent debacle over moving to Oklahoma vs. lowering wages/benefits. 

I am not taking sides here, but the writer makes some excellent points. It is also the only published article that I could find taking the workers' side. I find that very curious.

Friday, September 18, 2009

eBay takes a step backwards - quietly expanding the adcommerce system to off-eBay advertisers

By: President and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, Scot Wingo

.........It looks like eBay is now looking to expand their AdCommerce program to allow 'off eBay' ads via into AdCommerce.The way I imagine this would work:
  1. Retailer specifies which of their products they want to advertise
  2. Retailer specifies a CPC for the program or maybe even at the product level
  3. eBay shows off-eBay ads on search result pages.
As stated in the title, I think this is a big step BACKWARDS for eBay.  We were excited to see them announce they were taking the banner page off of SERPs and some of the irrelevency caused by the featured program.  But here we are a short time later seeing them seemingly talking out of both sides of their mouth and not only increasing a program that decreases the relevancy of the search results, but now will also include taking buyers off eBay!

eBay needs to do some soul searching and decide what they want to be when they grow up - transactional or advertising (cpc/cpm) based?  Do they want to truly show the most relevent products or do they want to focus on the pure short-term economics?
Stay tuned
We'll be on the lookout for more information about this program, specifically:
  1. Is there closed-loop tracking available?
  2. What is the ROI?  
  3. Is this actually a cheaper way to sell on eBay than selling direct?   
 program to allow 'off eBay' ads via into AdCommerce....

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