Loveland Ski Area, More terrain and $30 lift tickets

The snow has not been huge but is continuing to happen in the mountains of Colorado and the western Rockies on a regular basis combined with great snow making conditions. Look for more and more resort openings and expanded terrain.

This just in from our friends at Loveland Ski Area"

Chair 2 Set to Open this Friday!

Not only is there snow in the forecast, but Chair 2 will be opening this Friday, November 13th, just in time for the weekend! The snow has been falling slowly but steadily all week, and when combined with our world class snowmaking, we are getting more terrain open very quickly. The weather forecast is looking good with the chance for several inches in time for the weekend. It's no wonder Loveland is the choice for great early season skiing and riding. Come check out what everyone is talking about!

Loveland Valley
and Ski & Ride School Open November 21st

The Loveland Valley, our separate beginners area, and the Loveland Ski & Ride School open next Friday, November 21st. The Ski & Ride School offers a wide variety of programs for all skill levels and disciplines. We are still offering our popular 3 Class Pass program; take three lessons packages and receive a season pass upon completion, restrictions apply. Check out the details for the 3 Class Pass and all of The Ski & Ride School's great programs online.

Mountain Sports Club members are skiing and riding for $30 a day right now at Loveland. That is a $14 daily discount on your lift tickets. Join now and save all season long on lift tickets, gear, lodging travel and more. Half off early season special only $14.95, use promotion code pre08 to redeem offer through November 15.

Blogs & When to email

The debate rages on as more and more business is conducted trough blogs. With Q4 and an economic downturn, the raging questions of where to place resources is underway. We believe and continue to see tremendous opportunity in blogs for b to c and b to b efforts.

Here is a recent headline in the topic: Blogs are Pervasive and Part of Our Daily Lives

"There have been a number of studies aimed at understanding the
size of the Blogosphere, yielding widely disparate estimates of
both the number of blogs and blog readership. All studies agree,
however, that blogs are a global phenomenon that has hit the

The reported numbers vary but agree that blogs are here to stay" is the proclamation.

comScore MediaMetrix (August 2008)
Blogs: 77.7 Mil unique visitors in the US
Facebook: 41.0 Mil | MySpace 75.1 Mil
Total internet audience 188.9 Mil

eMarketer (May 2008)
94.1 Mil US blog readers in 2007 (50% of Internet users)
22.6 Mil US bloggers in 2007 (12%)

Universal McCann (March 2008)
184 Mil WW have started a blog | 26.4 Mil US
346 Mil WW read blogs | 60.3 Mil US
77% of active Internet users read blogs - Now that is a market I want a piece of. Brand loyalties are just being established.

After blogs our next most frequently asked questions are related to email. How much, when and what to whom are the questions.

So if you don't have the cash flow or you're just sick of spending your hard earned money on Google Adwords or other paid advertising then you need to look seriously at this affordable
and effective blogging and an email blueprint.

On the question of the following, "Emails sends. When is best. Key to know for Q4" this is a piece we found interesting and we plan to test with clients in the coming weeks.

So if you don't have the cash flow or you're just sick of spending your hard earned money on Google Adwords or other paid advertising then you need to look seriously at this affordable
and effective blogging and an email blueprint.

Sunday-night anxiety. It's that nervous feeling that creeps up on you when you can picture all the work piled up on your desk for Monday morning. Fortunately or not, depending on how you look at it, people seem to be channeling that anxiety into action by using Sundays to check their e-mail before the official start to the work week.

The newest e-mail metrics report from MailerMailer confirms this new trend: e-mails sent on Sundays garner the highest open rates. From looking in my own inbox, I can only guess that the higher Sunday open rates are due to the lower overall e-mail volume. Typically, I don't get a lot of work-related e-mail on Sundays (yet!). If I were to check my e-mail on Sundays, which I try to refrain from doing, I would probably have more time to do online shopping.

Call us or email us for assistance in your blogging, social network, email and online strategies.

The eve of the election, Social networks and twittering away...

As the country engages in the last rites of this presidential election we have one thing to say to
everyone. Go vote. Make your voice be heard as it does and can make a difference. We are fortunate to live in the American democracy.

As we continue to spend more time with various social network applications for our businesses and those of clients here are some interesting observations and morsels uncovered today.

Guy Kawasaki's use of Twitter is a great living example of how the new Twitter phenomena is driving the success of his online property

This is a great interview with Guy Kawasaki on his efforts and project:

We continue to be pleasantly pleased with the combined effort of our blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Linked In, Twitter and 2Dogs effort. The combined strength we are seeing continues further time and resource commitment. Observation: it is not one silver bullet but a synergistic strength to reach the market very effectively. It needs to be ongoing and thought out. This entire space allows lots of testing and quick response.

I have been using Twitter for the last couple of weeks and keep finding great resources and making connections. Very surprised. Let's share tweets...

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