24Notion: Winner of Innovative Award


While many mourn the coming of September for its mark of the end of summer, we at 24Notion are anxiously waiting its arrival.  On Friday, September 14th Portland’s Downtown Hilton Hotel will get a whole lot of good vibes coming its way, as it hosts Portland Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards of 2012.  With honorees such as First Federal, Portland Timbers, Nike, Intel, and Cambia Health Solutions, this event covers the span of small, medium, and large companies that play a huge role in our (finally) thriving community.

Along with the sized categories of philanthropic honors, PBJ will also be presenting three companies with the Innovative Partnership Award, in which 24Notion will be a respondent! This is a huge honor for the entire crew and we could not be more pleased to see that not only our hard work and creativity for clients, but also our dedication to giving back in fresh and sustaining ways is gaining notice.

This is not the first time we have been singled out by Portland Business Journal for our philanthropic mindset – we have been ranked 2 years in a row as the 23rd most philanthropic company by PBJ’s annual list.  Keep checking back to our blog to see if we make the list for a third year in a row next year.

Tickets for the Corporate Philanthropy Awards are on sale for $65 and everyone here at 24Notion would love to see support during such an exciting day.  Below is the list of Companies that are being honored, 24Notion included!

Companies being honored are:

Small

AdvantisCredit Union
BarranLiebman LLP
Boly:WelchConsulting | Recruiting
CapitalPacific Bank
FirstFederal
PosterGarden
RiverviewCommunity Bank
StollBerne
Unitus Community Credit Union
WashingtonTrust Bank

Medium

Becker Capital Management
Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
KPMG LLP
Lithia Motors Inc
Melvin Mark Cos
Miller Nash
Moss Adams LLP
Pacific Continental Bank
Portland Timbers
Windermere Cronin & Caplan

Large    
Bank of America
Cambia Health Solutions
Intel
Kaiser Permanente
Nike
Pacific Power/ Pacific Power Foundation
Portland General Electric
The Standard
US Bank
Wells Fargo

Innovative Partnership Award

24Notion
S.D. Deacon
Tillamook County Creamery Association

Check back soon for pictures of the event and the low-down of this local star-studded event.  In the meantime, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest see features of the type of things that helped us win such a prestigious award!

RECAP: THE BEST OF SXSW 2012

Awesome team at 24Notion + Awesome clients = successful SXSW

IMG04314-20120311-1113-Over 26,000(interactive) attended SXSW this year. We haven’t even added the film and music attendance just yet. We were looking for sunshine in Austin and finally got them! Yeehaaa

-Sunbathing between Hilton and the convention registration lounge was relaxing

IMG04329-20120311-1356-At StartUp America:  we were greeted by Kathleen Warner

-We get a chance to watched Jesse moderate the Good Morning Startup Village with Tony Hsieh of Zappos and others. Plus scored a free book!

-We hung out a couple times at the #alutrend lounge (alcatel lucent). Hey, we didn’t get to win the camera.  since I sucked in haiku creation…. oh well. Thanks for the amazing drinks/food throughout the day! shout out to the mohawk’s guy!

-The bar downstairs’ at Hilton has been our daily hangout to reconvene with our team to chill out

IMG04353-20120311-1531-24Notion team had a blast helping out our clients and succeeded over the 5 days period of SXSW: SXSW Music & Interactive (sessions/panel/events and in between campaigns pushed)

-Thanks to Webcitygirls, @Ponderful totally rocks it with our fab 1:1, Ivo Lukas’ interview @MsSonicFlare and to read article

Great list of our attended sessions/party and list of bands that we’ve seen:

-Startup Village sessions were good

-Convergence/future of work/emerging/social networks were must see attended

-Interactive opening party was fun

IMG04328-20120311-1351-Accelerating killer LatAm startups were insightful

IMG04303-20120311-1025-Digital sports session was a full house session

-Gaming/tech/design were quite ok as an overall theme

-Salon C on Sunday topic: Everybody’s a bloody entrepreneur or are they? @Gitweet united were awesome rockin’ panel! Thanks for everyone who came and supported us!

-Interactive + film fusion party/block party/ interactive awards pre-party presented by HP was a blast

-Music: Dry the River –shallow bed rocking in at spotify house

-Music: Charli XCX, Fiona apple, Jackmaster DJ, Santigold and Valerie Poxleitner were jammin’ it!

IMG04315-20120311-1114IMG04346-20120311-1511Who got our votes on the best lounge set up?

Samsung and Dell social media conversations digital wall

IMG04306-20120311-1032Check out winners of 2012 SXSW Interactive Awards

Get the most out of SXSW next year:

-Plan your week ahead of time

-Mingle /Network/hangout/drink booze/eat/repeat them!

-Go to (at least) 1 session/day

-Go to 1 event to party per night

-Don’t forget to download the apps to pre-plan your day/night!

Be sure to Like us on Facebook and follow us @24Notion & @MsSonicFlare to get your fun swags and join our conversation

Digital Marketing: Blogging World in 2012

Series I part I(Featured on an article post by @AnnTran_ 10 #Bloggers Share Their #2012 #Blogging Formula http://bit.ly/wLaIZK #tips #digital@24Notion @MsSonicFlare)

Screen shot 2012-01-20 at 11.38.46 AMMost recently, one of my dearest client just asked if we could help them on getting strategy and implementation in place for blogging for their corporate communications department. He asked if there is any magic formula to any successful blogs out there. Although, there isn’t any magic formula in developing a successful blog per say. There are best practices that you might want to implement. First and foremost, you need to know your overall strategy. Then, try to keep it up by creating an editorial calendar that essentially will build up your content throughout the duration of your blog strategy. Get a system going and do blog at least once or twice per week. Did you know that as of August 2011, there are estimated over 164 million blogs out there?

Here are more facts and data:

  • 27% of bloggers are full time bloggers
  • The U.S. has about 49% of the blogging population worldwide
  • 5% of the blogs are business-focused and 14% are focused on technology or Internet marketing
  • Traffic sources: 41% Search Engines, 28% Social Media, 20% Referring Sites
  • Two-thirds are male
  • 60% are 18-44
  • 75% have college degrees
  • 40% have graduate degrees

Here are my top 5 tips to keep in mind on blogging:

  • Be authentic
  • Write from the heart
  • Passionate about your topic
  • Don’t try to ramble too much, just get to the point.
  • Edit, edit, edit
  • Have fun

Interesting fact! By looking at the statistics, we need more women bloggers out there. Come on ladies, let’s help on balancing that number out. Together, we could be on a forefront in engaging our audience together.

If you need additional tips or help, please contact Ivo Lukas

Ivo leads all digital/creative/Marketing/Social PR agency, 24Notion, ranked #23 by Business Journal – Book of List 2012 on Corporate Philanthropist. To learn more go to http://www.24Notion.tv | be a fan Facebook.com/24Notion or follow her @MsSonicFlare