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!

Tech>career> Mentorships & bridging the gap: women panel discussion

Girls in Tech Presents:  Women panel discussion + networking mixer: Bridging the Gap and landing the perfect tech job

June 29th at Moscone Center. San Franciso, CA at 11am Pacific

Women are making strides in supporting one another in entering and staying in technology fields.  Come and hear the women leaders have a candid conversation on what needs to be done to continue to solve the gender gap in technology careers.  What socialized behavior and habits do women have that are different than men in the work place? Can these hold women back?

Hear what female workplace role models have to say about the importance of:

-       Mentorships

-       Networking

-       Career building skills

-       And much more !

If you have ever found yourself or your women colleagues be hesitant about asking for raises or promotions, shy about self-promotion or reluctant to point out their own achievements, come listen to concrete advice from women who have paved the way in advancing careers in a male-dominated industry.

  • Kendra Arimoto, Executive Search, Facebook
  • Jerri Barrett, Vice President of Marketing, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
  • Irina Frumkin, Senior Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
  • Ivo Lukas, COO/Exec. Director of Global Mentorship Programs-Girls in Tech & CEO/Founder- 24Notion
  • Laura Slezinger, M.D. Girls in Tech, San Francisco & GIT Global Corp. Dev., Intellectual Property & Internet Law Attorney, A Venture Gained Legal

sftce-green-220x250Immediately after the panel, please join us for Noon Mixer! Girls in Tech will host an informal networking mixer at noon immediately following the panel discussion. Apply the panel’s advice right away by meeting recruiters, tech leaders, and other leading professionals in the tech industry. Bring your confidence and business cards to really make an impression! This is a free event, register now.

lauraslezingerb26wLaura Slezinger M.D. Girls in Tech, San Francisco & GIT Global Corp. Dev.

Intellectual Property & Internet Law Attorney, A Venture Gained Legal

Laura has a passion for the intersection of law, technology and the creative, entrepreneurial spirit. She wants to enable others to create what they want to see in the world around them- via technology, law and innovation. She is also a fervent champion of advancing women in all areas of business and leadership – and believes society as a whole will benefit from the increased engagement of women across all industries.

She received her J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the law school newspaper. She was Fundraising Chair  for the Women’s Law Caucus and hosted a record breaking charity auction to benefit a local women’s domestic violence shelter.

She received her LL.M. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she was a staff editor and author on the Intellectual Property Law Bulletin. She worked at the Intellectual Property and Internet Justice Clinic where she advocated for students being sued by the RIAA for alleged illegal downloading of music. Currently she is Managing Director of the San Francisco Chapter of Girls in Tech, Director of Corporate Development for GIT Global and has a law practice  focusing on early stage startups in business, technology, intellectual property and privacy law. Follow her @GITLaura

Jerri Barrett HeadshotJerri Barrett

Vice President of Marketing-Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

As the Vice President of Marketing for the Anita Borg Institute, Jerri is responsible for the Institute’s overall branding, public relations, social media, collateral, program marketing and out bound communications.  Jerri Barrett came to the institute after 20 years in the telecommunications industry with experience in both large corporations and startups. Prior to coming to the Institute, Jerri was Director of Marketing for IP Unity, a Silicon Valley startup and managed the communications for their merger with Glenayre in 2007. Before that Jerri worked with a variety of companies in marketing positions including Nortel, Frontier, CNET, Inc., LinkAir and HighWired. Jerri holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and an MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester.

125x125_ivolukasheadshotIvo Lukas

COO/Exec. Director of Global Mentorship Programs-Girls in Tech & CEO/Founder- 24Notion

Ivo Lukas is the Chief Operations Officer & Executive Director of Global Mentorship and Partnership Program at Girls in Tech. Ivo is passionate about leading, nurturing and mentoring the next generation, especially young girls, whose aspire to be in technology. She is the advocate of encouraging positive, inspiring and improving lives of the young girls to gain an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills. She is leading the Global Girls in Tech mentorship program with goals to support young girls ages K-12, college professionals and young entrepreneurs on the importance of math, tech and science at a young age that will embrace, collaborate and promote growth and success for young girls to stay in the technology sector. Furthermore, She is the Founder and CEO of 24Notion, a creative digital, brand, marketing, PR and lifestyle shop with special emphasize in giving back to the global communities (CSR). 24Notion is an integrated, cross-functional team of experts who develop and execute innovative solutions in collaboration with client needs. Ivo has over 18 years of experience in combining brand marketing, PR, advertising, innovative creative, and digital solutions for small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, and private and public institutions in a range of industries. Her sector expertise ranges but not limited to mobile, media/arts/entertainment, beauty and cosmetics, banking and financial services, fashion and apparel, academics, technology, consumer goods and services, B2B/B2C, retail, social enterprises, eco and sustainable products, and healthcare. Follow her @MsSonicFlare

bio2Irina Frumkin- Senior SDE & Technical Lead of Microsoft

Irina joined Microsoft immediately out of college and has been with Microsoft for almost 10 years working on a wide gamut of products including MSN Mobile, Photography, Social experiences and Xbox Live services.  Irina has developed large scale Social Gaming services platform based on Azure and authored an application model for distributed systems. She is currently working on large scale real-time monitoring and diagnostic solution for Xbox 360 Services. Irina graduated from University of Washington with a Computer Science degree. She resides in Seattle with her husband and two very energetic sons ,Jesse 6 and Jacob 8 that keep her very busy outside of work.

Screen shot 2012-06-22 at 3.54.45 AMKendra Arimoto

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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

Fashion collaboration with a good cause: Ivo Lukas & Bryce Black

Finally, the fashion shirt is here! Limited Edition only! If you are interested in snatching one or two, pls email info@24Notion.tv

But for those who plans to attend this year Girls inc Fundraising Gala will get to snatch one on friday March 9th, 2012(first 200 customers only)

bryceheadshot ivofoto02Bryce Black (a fashion designer contestants from Project Runway season 9).  and Ivo Lukas (24Notion) are collaborating in designing fabulous fashion shirt together in effort to an amazing good cause for fundraising gala, Power of the Purse for Girls Inc. 100% of all sales of the shirt at the event goes to the Girls inc organization!

See recent blog post here

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The Power of a Rule Breaker – Power of the Purse fundraising gala

As posted in Girlsincpop.com; article link

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Guest Profile star: An interview with 24Notion Founder/CEO, Ivo Lukas

We are days away from our 7th Power of the Purse fundraising gala and we cannot wait! This year we are fortunate to collaborate with so many new companies and volunteers – and thus have some exciting surprises in store for the big night!

One such collaboration is with 24Notion, a local creative marketing agency and their founder Ivo Lukas. Not only

is Ivo a STRONG, SMART and BOLD girl in her own right, but her company embodies the same principles!  We are honored to be working with her this year. We recently caught up with her to find out more about what she does, and what she has in-store for Power of the Purse 2012.

What makes you excited about supporting Girls Inc. of NW Oregon? How did you get involved?
On behalf of 24Notion, we are super excited to be a part of Girls Inc. The Girls Inc. mission is something that is true to our heart, so it’s a natural match for us to support. To be strongsmart and bold are excellent qualities for any young woman to aspire to and believe in.

Women as leaders are under-represented in so many areas: in workplaces, at school, almost anywhere in society nowadays. Empowering young women to be leaders is so important to me. Self-esteem and confidence are such critical traits for young girls to have. In my work with other organizations I have seen many girls who needed that mentorship and guidance to be strong in mind and lifestyle. We got involved in Girls Inc. because we were connected with the board and executive levels from some of the non-profit organizations we’ve supported in the past. After chatting and connecting, it made sense for us to collaborate further.

In addition, philanthropy is very important to us as a company. Portland Business Journal ranked us #23 in the corporate philanthropic sector (CSR). Our CSR program allows us to give back to global and local communities every year, including some of the major charities/non-profit organizations. As a result, we are able to support Girls Inc as a whole.

Can you tell us a little bit about 24Notion and what you’ll be doing for Power of the Purse? 24Notion is a full-service global creative marketing, technology, communications and lifestyle agency that combines strategy with customized execution. We specialize in brand storytelling, interactive media and social influence, but we also have a broad understanding of the art of traditional marketing and communications, so we know how to connect a company’s brand with the right consumer. At our agency, we really help companies blur the line of advertising, public relations and marketing.

What’s unique about 24Notion? We don’t follow the traditional rules; we break all the rules to help our clients achieve their goals and business objectives. We have proven track record in doing so.

For the Power of the Purse, we will be supporting and creating a few ways to engage with the event, including video motion storytelling that will be showing at the event. Additionally, we will have a paparazzi photo booth for anyone who attends. So, dress up, look fabulous and famous and take a photo at our booth.

Last but not least, we are collaborating in designing a fashion t-shirt for Power of the Purse and Girls Inc. with Bryce Black (a fashion designer contestants from Project Runway season 9). Bryce Black and Ivo Lukas (24Notion) are collaborating in designing the fashion shirt together.

We’re so excited to have Bryce Black of Project Runway and 24Notion designing our t-shirts. What is it like working with him? How has the design process gone? 24Notion’s entertainment/fashion and lifestyle business has been growing in the last few years. This year we are working closely with Bryce Black and Bryce Black design on his brand creation, digital experience, social, business and fashion development and PR. For the Power of the Purse, weare collaborating closely on the fashion shirt brand look and feel from concept to print.

We love working with Bryce because he is not afraid to take risks. Not to mention how humble and positive he is. In this industry, we’ve seen a lot of competitive edges and really hard-to-serve attitudes in people. Bryce is the total opposite of that. It’s been an awesome experience to work together with him.

100% of the proceeds from the fashion t-shirt design will be donated to Girls Inc. organizations. The fashion shirt is a limited edition with only 200 in quantity. So, first come, first served. It will be available to purchase at the Power of the Purse event. Any remaining counts will be available through the Girls Inc. website or by phone.

To learn more about 24Notion, check out our website www.24Notion.tv, our blog 24notion.tv/blog Like us on Facebook and follow us @24Notion

We are excited to see everyone Power of the Purse on March 9th! Don’t forget to ‘like’ 24Notion on Facebook before or after the night of the event so you can tag your photo immediately.

ivofoto02 Ivo Lukas, CEO/Founder of 24Notion

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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

Destination Opportunity: OEN Venture NW 2011

VNW_Applestore_IconEmailLrgAnother successful OEN Venture Northwest this week.  Businesses that have presented at OEN’s Venture Northwest have raised over $1,564,490,000 in venture capital since 1996 and $98,546,000 in angel investment (Not all Northwest businesses that presented had investments reported in Venture Source).

24Notion is the proud Patron sponsored for OEN’s Venture NW 2011. Check out the digital event site developed by 24Notion. This year’s theme: “Destination Opportunity” means Navigate northwest to find treasure at OEN’s Venture Northwest. Ten great investment opportunities are waiting for you. Attendees flocked to Venture NW include brilliant business leaders about trends in social media and mobile computing, as well as some leading venture firms are plotting their course to the Northwest to find real treasures.

MotoCyzysz was selected as the People’s Choice Winner of OEN’s Venture NW 2011. The other presenting companies are Meridian, The Clymb, Pacific Light Technologies, Cloudability, Avado, 4-Tell, OpenSesame, Night & Day Studios, and Northwest Analytics.

MotoCzysz introduces the D1g1tal Dr1ve D1, the world’s first fully integrated electric drive system to power the cars of tomorrow. The patent pending D1G1TAL DR1VE achieves an unmatched level of integration never before available, making it the simplest and most complete electric drive solution for any company manufacturing electric vehicles. Quoted by popular science magazine in October 2010: “the most advanced electric motorcycle in the world”.

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