Customer Communications Group Reveals How to Build a Fresh Loyalty Program Around a Brand and Customers

Customer Communications Group Reveals How to Build a Fresh Loyalty Program Around a Brand and Customers










DENVER, CO (PRWEB) April 14, 2004 –

— Customer Communications Group (CCG) will reveal various strategies on how to build a loyalty program around a brand and customers at the Canadian Marketing Association’s (CMA) 2004 National Convention & Trade Show. CCG’s President and CEO, Sandra Gudat, will be sharing her customer relationship management (CRM) expertise and presenting at the convention May 3 – 5 in Ottawa, Canada. At the convention, attendees will get a holistic view of what’s on the horizon for businesses and will be able to sharpen their strategic thinking with sessions designed for a deeper understanding of today’s business challenges.

Gudat will be co-presenting with Stacia Rubinovich, Director of CRM at A&P Canada, and their presentation will highlight how A&P Canada developed its new loyalty program, Club Fresh, and what A&P does to ensure the program stays fresh. They will also reveal the top ways to tie a brand to a loyalty program and the five-step process to use to ensure a branding strategy is driving all marketing initiatives. How the “We’re fresh obsessed” brand has been translated into A&P’s loyalty program will also be revealed.

Gudat is considered a pioneer in the field of relationship marketing. She has helped define the field of CRM, which recognizes the importance of existing customers by seeking ways to increase customer loyalty. Gudat has been instrumental in building CCG’s Fortune 1000 client base which has included such notable clients as: First USA, General Motors, IBM, JD Edwards, Nordstrom, Pier 1 Imports, Tommy Hilfiger and Wells Fargo. CCG’s award-winning programs have produced outstanding results which have had a significant impact on CCG’s clients’ bottom lines. Her results-driven attitude is reflected in CCG’s proven ability to combine the strategies and tactics to create programs that work in the real world to drive sales and profits.

About Customer Communications Group

Customer Communications Group, Inc. (CCG) pioneered the concept of relationship marketing more than 25 years ago and continues to prove its leadership position by delivering tailored cross-media solutions that typically generate 8 – 15 percent incremental sales increase and 200 – 400 percent ROI.

As a full-service relationship marketing agency, CCG offers expertise in strategic consulting, analytical data services, database marketing, loyalty program development, creative concepting and execution, multimedia solutions and print production.

CCG’s progressive programs support the upsell, cross-sell, acquisition, activation and retention efforts of our Fortune 1000 clients, including A&P, Bank of Montreal (Harris Bank), Comerica, Countrywide Financial, General Motors, IBM, JD Edwards, Nordstrom, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, PETCO, Pier 1 Imports, SouthTrust and Wachovia Bank.

For more information about Customer Communications Group, Inc., visit http://www.customer.com or contact Sandra Gudat, President/CEO at 800-525-0313 or sandra@customer.com.


















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Human rights Group Speaks Out About Tom Cruise Speaking Out

Human rights Group Speaks Out About Tom Cruise Speaking Out










Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 3, 2005

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a psychiatric watchdog group, said Tom Cruise’s remarks on NBC’s Today Show recently represent a growing public awareness about the national crisis of children and adults being prescribed damaging mind-altering drugs.

Brian Beaumont, President of the British Columbia chapter of CCHR said, “The Today Show interview was a warning that people need to be beware of psychiatry and its purported research rather than accepting at face value concepts such as a chemical imbalance in the brain causing their problems, which can deny them real help”.

To back up their claims, CCHR released a video documentary on their website, http://www.cchr.org , that includes prominent doctors, neurologists and psychiatrists debunking the hoax of mental disorders being physically based or the result of a chemical imbalance.

“The ‘chemical imbalance’ theory, popularized by marketing, is no more than psychiatric wishful thinking,” Beaumont said. It has been thoroughly discredited by researchers, doctors and scientists. The only reason it exists is that it makes it easier for psychiatrists to label and drug vulnerable and often desperate individuals including helpless little children. It is driven by more than $ 23 billion in drug sales each year.”

Based on this false chemical imbalance theory, millions of people have fallen prey to damaging psychiatric practices: stimulants and antidepressants have induced teenagers to go on murderous shooting sprees (9 out of 13 school shootings, such as the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, were committed by teens on psychiatric drugs). A 14 year old boy shot two children, killing one, at W.R.Myers High School in Taber, Alberta. He was seeing a psychiatrist who prescribed him Dexedrine just prior to the shooting.

Hundreds of thousands of Canadian children and teens have been prescribed SSRIs, or selective seritonin reuptake inhibitors, and other newer antidepressants for an ever-growing array of bogus illnesses including anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. At least five teenagers in Canada have died, four of suicide, while being treated with the most widely prescribed antidepressants in Canada and at least 100 other children as young as 18 months old have experienced serious suspected adverse reactions to the pills.

For 14 years, CCHR, which was established by the Church of Scientology, has been warning people of the psychiatric industry’s penchant for wholesale labelling and drugging of young people for profit, most recently made obvious in BC by posters, fliers, bus ads and a festival stigmatizing normal teenage experience as a “mental disorder”. Last October, the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. ordered a “black box” label for antidepressants that the drugs could cause suicide. Health Canada has taken similar measures. But these reforms are not enough to curb what CCHR says is a “national crisis” of child drugging and psychotropic drug abuse.

“Psychiatrists are society’s biggest drug pushers,” Beaumont says. “People do suffer from serious mental difficulties or life-crippling problems and their methods of coping with this can fail. Psychiatrists exploit this, marketing drugs for conditions they admit they do not know the cause of or cannot cure. Fraud involves intentional deception or deliberate misrepresentation to secure money, rights or privilege. CCHR is helping Canadians wake up to this psychiatric fraud.”

For information on Psychiatry or to report a psychiatric abuse people can call the CCHR hotline at 1-800-670-2247.

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Mental Health Advocacy Group NAMI Issues Statement on Psychiatric Bed Shortage Report

Mental Health Advocacy Group NAMI Issues Statement on Psychiatric Bed Shortage Report










Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 20, 2008

National Alliance on Mental Illness statement: “Significant reductions in inpatient psychiatric beds, coupled with shortages of appropriate community services and supports for people with the most severe mental illnesses, has led to a crisis in America. Today, in many parts of the country, people with severe mental illness do not have access to necessary treatment either in hospitals or in the community. This has contributed significantly to increases in homelessness, criminalization, suicides, and other adverse consequences of neglect. On March 19, 2008, The Treatment Advocacy Center released a report focusing on one important dimension of this crisis – sharp decreases in public hospital beds for persons with mental illness.”

This report can be accessed at http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/Reportbedshortage.htm.

NAMI’s Grading the States 2006 report also describes the crisis in America’s public mental health system and the reasons for this crisis, including the non-existence of evidence based mental health services in many communities and major shortages in qualified mental health professionals throughout the country. This report can be accessed at http://www.nami.org/grades.

NAMI national experts are available for media interviews on this and related mental health issues upon request.

About NAMI:

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

NAMI Web Resources:

NAMI newsroom

NAMI state & local offices

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STC Hosts 9th Annual User Group Meeting in Scottsdale

STC Hosts 9th Annual User Group Meeting in Scottsdale












Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 21, 2011

Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC), the nation’s leading public health IT firm, will be hosting its 9th Annual User Group Meeting (UGM) this week at the Arizona Biltmore in Scottsdale. STC develops and maintains state immunization registry solutions and this weeklong event allows public health leaders from all over the country the opportunity to come together and discuss best practices. Event topics will include public health outcomes, innovation, funding opportunities, interoperability, and meaningful use.

STC has complied a captivating agenda for its weeklong event. Deborah Allwes, Director of STC’s Public Health Practice, will be leading a session on public health outcomes, while STC Vice President and Managing Partner Mike Garcia will be covering many topics including registry updates, interoperability, funding opportunities, and meaningful use. Pennsylvania Immunization Registry Administrator Frank Caniglia and STC’s Janet Balog will be discussing registry interfaces while syndicated columnist and renowned author Dale Dauten will be leading a session on the culture of innovation.

STC CEO Mike Popovich says, “The UGM is an opportunity for our customers to share best practices and discuss goals, challenges, and expectations for the coming year with STC partners. It’s also a chance for our customers to provide one-on-one input to our development team and to collaborate with peers to set the direction of our joint public health efforts for 2011 and beyond.”

With a national emphasis on health information technology modernizations and outcomes, STC demonstrates the value-added benefits of applied health IT to real world problems. STC values the participation of its clients at this event so they can work together to protect and improve the health of communities. Together, STC and its clients work to set the bar across the country for policy makers to measure others against.

STC is widely recognized as a leading public health informatics company in the U.S. Their products and services play a key role in protecting the public from diseases. STC leverages more than twenty years of experience in developing solutions important to addressing and solving critical public health issues. STC is committed to improving public health through the applied use of population health data collected through modernized information systems. Their staff is a unique blend of public health specialists and applied information system developers who come together to create cost effective public health technology solutions. STC continually shows its clients the value of investing in public health information exchange through high quality service, innovative software solutions, and population-based outcomes. STC delivers and installs quality products and services in a timely and efficient manner.

To learn more about STC, please refer to the attached documentation, which outlines STC’s immunization registry expertise. If you would like additional information about any of STC’s products and solutions, visit the all new stchome.com or contact: Todd Commyn, STC Director of Sales and Marketing 520.202.3333

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Corporate Renaissance Group Receives Outstanding Sales Recognition From Microsoft Business Solutions

Corporate Renaissance Group Receives Outstanding Sales Recognition From Microsoft Business Solutions











OTTAWA, ON (PRWEB) August 6, 2004

Corporate Renaissance Group (CRG) recently received recognition from Microsoft® Business Solutions for outstanding customer commitment and sales achievement and was named to the Microsoft Business Solutions President’s Club. This recognition honors Microsoft Business Solutions reselling partners whose commitment to customers is reflected in their business performance and high level of sales achievement and customer satisfaction.

“Microsoft Business Solutions is pleased to honor CRG for its demonstrated strong commitment to customers as well as its high sales achievements,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tami Reller. “We deeply value our relationship with CRG and are pleased to recognize these outstanding accomplishments.”

“We are extremely proud of our staff who have committed to delivering superior sales, implementation, and support to Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains. This achievement comes from both the internal dedication and the support from our partners who buy our innovative products that extend the value of Microsoft Great Plains”, said Dr. Vijay Jog, president, Corporate Renaissance Group.

In addition to reselling and implementing Microsoft Great Plains, CRG delivers innovative solutions for data automation, financial planning and analysis, human resource management and interface management areas that extend the solution’s functionality.

About Corporate Renaissance Group

Established in 1989, Corporate Renaissance Group is a global provider of innovative solutions that drive better business management and performance. With expertise in business management applications, CRG has established itself as a leading provider of solutions that drive operational effectiveness. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices throughout North America, South Africa and India, CRG provides global solutions to global challenges. Their sophisticated, high performance software products and services, together with their unparalleled management expertise enable their clients to become value-based, performance-focused organizations. Their products are sold through a global network of more than 500 strategic partners as well as their direct sales team. For more information please visit http://www.crgroup.com.


















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Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. CEO Joins Elite Group of Leaders on Georgia Health Information Exchange (GHIE) Board of Directors

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. CEO Joins Elite Group of Leaders on Georgia Health Information Exchange (GHIE) Board of Directors












Waycross, GA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

Paula Guy, CEO of Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. has joined an elite group of Georgia leaders on the Georgia Health Information Exchange Board of Directors. Georgia Health Information Exchange, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization charged with creating a network that will allow for the timely exchange of vital health information and accelerate the pace of health information technology development across Georgia. The creation of this statewide Health Information Exchange is expected to further the development of health technology industries in Georgia and to promote Georgia’s national position as a health technology leader.

“It is an honor to serve and collaborate with such well-respected leaders on a project that is so promising, not only to the future of Georgia’s healthcare, but also to the development of our great state,” says Ms. Guy.

Paula has 12 years of leadership experience in building telemedicine networks in the state of Georgia. She has served on the advisory board for Georgia Technology Authority, review boards for grants and has been a frequent telemedicine expert speaker and consultant. Her experience in grant writing resulted in federal grants and funding from RUS, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth and Universal Service Funding. Under her leadership the Georgia Telemedicine Program has become one of the most comprehensive, robust telemedicine programs in the nation.

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) is the leading agency in Georgia focusing on increasing access to healthcare through innovative use of technology including telemedicine, health information exchange and telehealth. There are now over 200 partners across the state, 175 specialists and physicians providing healthcare via telemedicine.

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Digital Health Coalition Broadens Support With Formation of Digital Heath Scholars Group

Digital Health Coalition Broadens Support With Formation of Digital Heath Scholars Group











Digital Health Coalition


New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

The Digital Health Coalition, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to fostering innovation in online health care, today announced the formation of a new group of industry thought leaders to further support its current Advisory Board. The Digital Health Scholars, which currently number twenty-eight, will work with the Digital Health Coalition’s recently formed Advisory Board to advance the coalition’s mission of serving as the collective voice and national forum for the discussion of the current and future issues relevant to digital and electronic marketing of healthcare products and services.

“We are very excited to be publicly announcing the formation of the coalition’s brain trust,” said Joe Farris, Co-founder and Board President. “The addition of these twenty-eight highly regarded industry representatives is in keeping with our mission to have as many perspectives as possible represented at the table.”

The following industry thought leaders join the coalition as Digital Health Scholars, further supporting a team of leading industry executives, digital marketers, legal experts, market researchers, technologists, and medical thought leaders:

Irene Aquino, Shire

Brad Aronson, Entrepreneur

Wendy Blackburn, InTouch Solutions

Bob Brooks, WEGO Health

Pat Choumitsky, UCB

Elizabeth Estes, GA Communications

Pete Dannenfelser, Targetbase

Bill Drummy, Heartbeat Ideas

Zoe Dunn, Hale Advisors

Bruce Grant, Digitas Health

Fabio Gratton, Ignite Health

Manny Hernandez, Diabetes Hands Foundation

Paul Ivans, Evolution Road

John Kamp, Coalition for Healthcare Communication

Jennifer Korch, Bayer

Jim Lefevere, Roche Diagnostics

Ben Lei, Genentech

R.J. Lewis, e-Healthcare Solutions

John Mack, VirSci

Dan McKillen, HealthDay

Larry Mickelberg, Havas

Rich Meyer, WODTC

Mary Modahl, QuantiaMD

Eileen O’Brien, Siren Interactive

Timothy Pantello, Tribal DDB

Jonathan Richman, Possible

Tina Sampath, Gilead

Jeffrey Tangney, Doximity

About Digital Health Coalition

Launched in June 2011, the Digital Health Coalition – a nonprofit corporation – seeks to promote responsible innovation via digital marketing and communications in a connected world. The Digital Health Coalition has assembled leading entrepreneurs, industry executives, patient advocates, marketers, publishers, academics, and policy makers with the ultimate goal of recommending specific actions that will improve digital communication for the healthcare industry. Their first initiative is focused on the rapidly evolving space of social media and seeks to promote a world where patients, physicians, and brands can connect, empower, and drive positive health outcomes. Individuals and companies interested in being considered for the next round of Digital Health Scholars can visit http://www.digitalhealthcoalition.org for more information and to submit an online application.

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