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Blogging Systems Group, Leading Provider of Social Networks and Community Blogging Technology, Names 3 New Clients

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Blogging Systems adds Agentopolis, Kinder Reese and REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami and Beaches to its list of clients, expanding blogging’s footprint as a strategic business decision.Princeton Junction, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2007 — www.bloggingsystems.com — Blogging Systems Group, the leading provider of blog and social networking technology, adds 2 new companies and one of the nation’s largest Realtor Associations to its client roster.Blogging Systems, spearheaded by Founder and CEO Richard Nacht and VP of Business Development Paul Chaney, offers a unique blogging platform that includes a variety of social networking tools enabling real estate professionals to communicate directly and personally with customers, prospects, employees, and website visitors.This is done via a variety of methods – all of which are included for a single reduced fee:• Company & Branch Office Blogs• Agent Co-branded Marketing Blogs• Company Intranet Blogs and Social NetworksOne of the new additions to Blogging Systems’ client portfolio includes blogs. real estate blogs, blogging, social media, real estate associations, online marketing, blogging, internet marketing, online public relations, public relations, business, entrepreneurs [Agentopolis, America’s largest interactive real estate agent directory, allowing consumers to find, rate, compares and instantly contact real estate agents anywhere in the US.Blogging Systems and Agentopolis are working together to create a blogging platform that provides each agent with a free blog that has multiple lead capture features. The platform will include both a public and private social network as well.”We chose Blogging Systems because we continually read their blogs and found them — Nacht & Chaney — to be the leading minds regarding blogging in the real estate industry,” said Ken Horst, President of Agentopolis. “Blogging Systems and its platforms are dedicated not only to the collaboration of agents, but also to enabling agents to reach out to and capture new clients. This is right in line with Agentopolis and its objectives, making a perfect match!”Also new to Blogging Systems is Kinder Reese, a consulting firm dedicated to providing a proven roadmap to real estate professionals leading them to professional success and seven figure incomes. The roadmap includes products, services, scripts and coaching on how to best leverage each.Working with Blogging Systems, Kinder Reese will now offer a blog site for their agents to enhance communication and collaboration and build a sense of community among clients. The two-tier blog will offer a public forum for real estate professional collaboration, while a more exclusive version for clients will offer best practices, advertising examples, marketing tools and advice from Kinder Reese.”Blogging Systems was chosen to build our blog because of the companies we reviewed they absolutely had the most flexibility when it came to customizing the blog to meet our needs,” said Jay Kinder, Co-Founder of Kinder Reese.REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami and Beaches also looked to Blogging Systems to solve its blogging needs. RAMB represents over 14,000 Realtors and 1,600 companies, providing education, premium marketing services and assistance in connecting U.S and foreign markets to South Florida real estate.Leveraging Blogging Systems unique blog technology, RAMB is creating a landmark, large scale blog and social networking blog for the Association and for its individual members.”RAMB is excited to be creating a first of its kind blog platform for an association and Blogging Systems Group is the perfect choice,” said Teresa King Kinney, CEO of REALTOR® Association of Greater Miami and Beaches, Inc. “Our goal is to provide RAMB members with the world’s best tools, services and programs to give them a competitive advantage and allow them to dominate their market. Providing our members with their own personal real estate blog is one of the most exciting innovations in real estate marketing,” says Deborah Boza Valledor, RAMB COO and Chief Marketing Officer.Other new Blogging Systems clients include Fortune 500 companies Toyota, Wachovia and Boston Scientific.About Blogging SystemsBlogging Systems provides blog and social networking platforms that produce a low-cost, high results tool for Community networking (both offline and on the internet), effective communication and collaboration, competitive marketing, sales and customer relations.Blogging Systems provides turn-key blog and social networks which are the ultimate communication, collaboration and marketing tools. Ours is a “soup to nuts” approach with experienced blog and social networking professionals who guide clients through the process step-by-step. Not only do we provide the most robust blog and social networking platform on the market today, we back it up with training and technical support. Clients receive a turn-key system and the training and knowledge needed to use it as a complete marketing system.For more information about how to add a blog to your real estate marketing tools, visit: www.BloggingSystems.com or call: 800-985-BLOG (800-985-2564).

Senior Housing Provider Ecumen's Blog Looks at the Opportunities of Aging

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Since March, Ecumen’s “Changing Aging” blog has grown as a forum where writers and users impart ideas that are changing aging for the better Shoreview, MN (PRWEB) July 26, 2007 — http://www.ecumen.org – Aging services provider Ecumen, Minnesota’s largest non-profit senior housing company, has been changing the way Americans, especially those in the aging baby boomer population and long-term care professions, are looking at aging.Since its debut in March, Ecumen’s “Changing Aging” blog, billed as “A Place to Share & Discuss Ideas, News, Innovations & Opinions That Are Changing Aging” has enlightened its readers with targeted posts on such vital topics as long-term care and senior housing technology.By existing as an enjoyable forum dedicated to changing aging for the better, Ecumen’s blog has attracted an exponentially increasing number of loyal subscribers, particularly among those who will soon be the most affected by the changing aging landscape, America’s aging baby boomer population.”Aging is fascinating because we all do it,” states Eric Schubert, Ecumen’s Director of Communications. “But aging has so long been viewed as a problem, when it fact, it is an unprecedented opportunity.”America’s rapidly aging population creates an entirely new landscape in terms of public policy, services, housing and community development. Conversely, it also presents unparalleled opportunity as Americans are just beginning to hit their strides in their mid 60s.”It used to be that you retired and then you died,” continues Schubert. “Today we know that that aging is truly about living, even at the very end of life, and a new generation is redefining growing older. With the Changing Aging blog, we want to share knowledge, gather knowledge, and have a great discussion as we prepare for an unprecedented opportunity in America.”About EcumenEcumen (www.ecumen.org) is based in Shoreview, Minn., and is one of the largest non-profit senior housing companies in the United States. The name Ecumen comes from the word ecumenical, which in turn is derived from the Greek word for home: “Oikos.” Ecumen works to create “home” for older adults wherever they choose to live. Ecumen is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has 4,000 team members.###

Paul Chaney, of Blogging Systems, to Speak on Blogging Panel at Inman News’Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2007

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Chaney, VP of Marketing for Blogging Systems, to address Inman attendees regarding blog ads, sponsored links and other strategic approaches to monetizing your blog Princeton Junction, NJ – July 19, 2007 – www.bloggingsystems.com – Paul Chaney, VP of Business Development for Blogging Systems, will participate in a panel at Bloggers Connect held in connection with Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2007. The panel convenes on August 1st, at 9.15am to discuss the objective of and strategies for monetizing blogs”Blogs are an important part of the Internet landscape and for those who have a mature blog there are various next steps to increase the impact of the blog,” said Chaney. “I’m excited to speak to Inman attendees about strategies for taking their blogs to the next level, including the strategy to monetize.”The complete speaker lineup and program details are available at http://www.realestateconnect.com/sf07Hosted by Inman News, Real Estate Connect is the premier executive gathering for everything related to real estate, technology and digital media. This year’s event will draw upwards of 1500 mega-agents, top brokers, technologists, opinion leaders, entrepreneurs, decision makers, press, analysts and investors from across the country. RE Connect SF ’07 takes places August 1 – 3 at The Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco.”We pride ourselves on attracting the most dynamic and captivating speakers in the industry, and Paul Chaney certainly fits that description,” said Bradley Inman, Founder and Publisher of Inman News (http://www.inman.com).Real Estate Connect SF ’07 also includes other pre-conferences which include Internet Marketing Bootcamp, Connect TECH and Broker Internet Session. Registration for the event runs until July 24th, 2007.About Paul ChaneyPaul Chaney is VP of Business Development for Blogging Systems, the leading supplier of blog technology to the real estate industry.He has been a business blog consultant since 2003 and is widely known and respected in that field. He understands at a granular level how blogs can be used as a tool for marketing communications and has worked with a number of clients assisting them in deploying a blog marketing strategy.Paul has written a monthly feature for Practical Ecommerce magazine on the use of blogs as marketing tools and has led numerous blog workshops and seminars, including the first ever such seminar in Asia, held in Singapore in September 2005. He has also blogged professionally for Weblogs Inc, the world’s largest blog network, as well as for Allbusiness.com.With more than eight years of online marketing experience, Paul has become a leading proponent of using blogs as business marketing and communications tools. Prior to assuming his duties with Blogging systems, Paul was president of Radiant Marketing Group, a leading business blog consultancy.Paul has served as Technical Editor on a number of For Dummies series books related to blogs and Internet marketing, and was contributing writer on Buzz Marketing with Blogs For Dummies, published by Wiley. Along with Blogging Systems CEO Richard Nacht, he co-authored Realty Blogging: Build Your Brand and Outsmart Your Competition, published by McGraw-Hill in November, 2006.About Blogging SystemsBlogging Systems provides real estate blog platforms that produce a low-cost, high results tool for Community networking (both offline and on the internet), effective communication and collaboration, competitive marketing, sales and customer relations.Blogging Systems provides turn-key blog networks which are the ultimate real estate marketing tool. Ours is a “soup to nuts” approach with experienced blog professionals who guide clients through the process step-by-step. Not only do we provide the most robust real estate blog platform on the market today, we back it up with training and technical support. Clients receive a turn-key system and the training and knowledge needed to use it as a complete real estate marketing system.For more information about how to add a blog to your real estate marketing tools, visit: www.BloggingSystems.com or call: 800-985-BLOG (800-985-2564).About Real Estate ConnectReal Estate Connect (www.inman.com/connectsf) is the premier real estate, mortgage and technology conference, drawing the industry’s most influential decision makers, opinion leaders and technology experts into an active forum for discussion and debate.The event is organized and produced by Inman News (www.inman.com), the nation’s leading independent media news service and licensed content provider for the real estate, mortgage and real estate technology sectors. Inman’s clients and partners include 50,000+ Web sites and 250+ U.S. newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Washington Post, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, Comcast Spotlight, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS MarketWatch, and many more.

Internet Auto Sales and Marketing Firm, Outsell LLC, Improved Bill Walsh Automotive Group’s Monthly Unit Sales by 394%

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Rural Illinois Domestic Car Dealer, Bill Walsh Automotive Group, closed more units than any month previously recorded.Minneapolis, MN — July 12, 2007 — Outsell, LLC (www.outsell.com) — the fastest growing Internet auto sales and marketing company in America — helped move an Illinois car dealer from 17 unit sales-a-month to close to 90, in only 4 months, with its Total Internet Sales and Marketing solution.Bill Walsh, Jr., Bill Walsh Automotive Group set a new land speed sales record, blowing by his original goal in no time.”I told Outsell that I wanted to hit 50 units per month by our one year anniversary,” said Walsh. “We hit 84 units in March 2007, just four months into our agreement with Outsell. Our new goal is 100 units-per-month by year end!”Thanks to Outsell’s unique suite of services, Bill Walsh dealers:

  • Went from selling 17 units in December 2006, to 84 units in March 2007- a 394% increase. They sold close to 90 units in May 2007.
  • Increased their gross on vehicle unit sales.
  • Experienced a 114% increase in net profit from the Internet department, beating their previous best month by 52%.
  • Closed over 30% of gross leads.

Blogging Systems Group, Leading Provider of Blog Technology to the Real Estate Industry, Releases New Whitepaper to Help Broker/Owners Leverage Blogs as a Marketing Tool

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Blogs, from Blogging Systems, help broker owners take advantage of the growing number of consumers who want to engage with the companies from which they request services

Princeton Junction, NJ – July 12, 2007 www.bloggingsystems.com – Blogging Systems Group, the leading provider of blog technology to the real estate industry, recently released a new whitepaper helping broker owners leverage blogs as part of their marketing and communications strategy.

“Blogging Systems is dedicated to helping broker owners engage customers via new methods,” said Richard Nacht, Founder & CEO of Blogging Systems. “No longer can companies rely on top-down, command-and-control communication. Rather, companies must enter into conversations with customers allowing them equal time and blogging does just that.”

According to Blogging Systems, companies have the opportunity – by engaging with customers – to reach the customer’s network as well. It’s important that companies empower their customers/prospects to pass along vital company messaging to their network on behalf of the company.

Blogs provide the broker owner/agent the ability to:
-grow their prospect list
-create long-term customers
-establish customer referrals
-increase brand awareness
-share their local expertise

Broker Owners can begin this messaging transition with a variety of blogging platforms from Blogging Systems which include:

 
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