Denise McDonald Dorman

Posts Tagged ‘Small Business’

Small Businesses: Check Out Postling.Com

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Gentle Readers,

As this prospector treks through the wild, wild west of social media, I'm here to report when I've hit upon a gold nugget – and today I think I have: This very blog posting is being generated through Postling as I get up to speed on its many functions. Postling enables you to track all of your social media and also post everything at once, much like and its competitors. As I get more familiar with this service, I will post a proper review, but for now, try it out and let me know how all of you like it as well. Let's compare notes, okay?

Thanks for reading,


Hurting Small Businesses Can Win $25k Ad Campaign SUM Advertising’s SUMmer Stimulus Contest Offers Hope to Many

In Uncategorized, WriteBrain Media on July 2, 2009 at 8:15 pm

BOCA RATON, FL – July 2, 2009SUM Advertising feels it’s their patriotic duty to help hard-working Americans with small businesses do some advertising – the typical cut-back in a tight economy–so they’re launching the SUMmer Stimulus Contest to help one lucky U.S.-based company win a $25,000 customized marketing campaign. Applicants can simply apply online at
SUM Advertising’s $25,000 prize is tailored to help one small business winner increase leads and generate new sales. They are looking for an existing company with a sound business model and an innovative product or service that needs to be paired with an equally innovative advertising campaign. Applicants must be:

  • Independently owned and operated
  • In business for at least 2 years
  • Generating gross revenues of $1,000,000+ in 2008

SUM Advertising’s owner, Jocelyn Silverman, a serial entrepreneur under age 30 who has seen her share of bumps in the road, says, “We want to help the small businesses caught in the Catch-22 of budget cuts, and being unable to pay for advertising, the very thing they need right now the most.” She adds, “So many Americans have a fantastic U.S.-made product and they just need a little help getting themselves over the hump.”

In today’s economy, advertising is one of the first budget cuts any small business makes. Nielsen reports U.S. advertising is down 12% in Q1. Magazines and newspapers are half their normal size due to companies with waning advertising budgets. BusinessWeek reports big industry companies like Ford have scaled back their advertising by 31%.

The deadline for applying for the SUMmer Stimulus Contest is July 31, 2009 and the winner will be contacted and posted online August 31, 2009.

About SUM Advertising:
We harness creative ideas and strategies to develop results-based marketing campaigns that add value. Unlike a typical advertising agency, we like our clients to think of us as their most valuable marketing partner and trusted business advisor, since we are often willing to share the responsibility for risks, results and rewards.

Contact: Denise Dorman, Publicist
Phone: 630.845.4694