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IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

(IDEX Online) – The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will unveil new diamond-based cryptocurrencies created by startup CARATS.IO during the February 5-7 International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).

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Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Date change moves Select Dallas to September

(NEW YORK) - On the heels of a successful 2017 Select Dallas Show, The Select Jewelry Show has announced a new date for 2018.

The 2018 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas will be held Sunday and Monday, September 1...

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IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) continues to promote the importance of upholding credibility and high industry standards through its submissions to independent external auditors. The Institute has announced that IGI - North ...

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ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

(NEW YORK) - ASHI has announced the launch its Valentine Sweepstakes, to kickoff the Valentine Season for its retail partners. Retailers will be able to attract shoppers to their stores through various Social Media platforms.  The Sweepstakes provides...

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Retailer Roundtable: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

Retailer Roundtable: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

Q: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

“We don’t have a set policy for this type of incident. Pretty much in all cases we’ll cover the cost of repairing the item to avoid any ill will with the client. This is especia...

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IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

2 DAYS AGO
IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

(IDEX Online) – The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will unveil new diamond-based cryptocurrencies created by startup CARATS.IO during the February 5-7 International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).

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JA applauds Supreme Court decision to hear Sales Tax Fairness case

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JA applauds Supreme Court decision to hear Sales Tax Fairness case

(NEW YOR K) - Jewelers of America (JA), a national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, applauds the decision by the United States Supreme Court to take up South Dakota’s petition to the Court to re-consider the Quill decision from 1992. That decision established the...

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Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

10 DAYS AGO
Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Date change moves Select Dallas to September

(NEW YORK) - On the heels of a successful 2017 Select Dallas Show, The Select Jewelry Show has announced a new date for 2018.

The 2018 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas will be held Sunday and Monday, September 16th and 17th. The location remains the same, the D...

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JA New York Spring Show preview

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JA New York Spring Show preview

Once again, the JA New York Spring show will co-locate with the MJSA Expo March 11-13, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Center, to create a true, destination Jewelry Market Week in New York City. With JA New York’s emphasis on fine finished jewelry and MJSA Expo’s unique focus on supplies to the trade, atte...

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IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

2 DAYS AGO
IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) continues to promote the importance of upholding credibility and high industry standards through its submissions to independent external auditors. The Institute has announced that IGI - North & South America has been granted re-certificat...

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GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

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GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA will open a new laboratory in Surat, India and expand its long-term presence in Antwerp, Belgium in the second quarter of 2018 to meet the needs of the global gem and jewelry industry.

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ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

2 DAYS AGO
ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

(NEW YORK) - ASHI has announced the launch its Valentine Sweepstakes, to kickoff the Valentine Season for its retail partners. Retailers will be able to attract shoppers to their stores through various Social Media platforms.  The Sweepstakes provides ASHI retailers with a unique marketing opportunit...

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MJSA launches Jewelers Do It Better™

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MJSA launches Jewelers Do It Better™

Consumer marketing campaign to drive jewelry sales

MJSA, the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has launched a new consumer marketing campaign, Jewelers Do It Better™, to generate enthusiasm for its members’ creations and drive retail sales. The campaign...

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Furry friends on the job: Chloe of Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida

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Furry friends on the job: Chloe of Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida

This adorable little pup is Chloe. Chloe has been on the job at Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida every day of her 8 years. The only exception is Saturdays when she likes to stay home and watch her favorite show, Animal Planet! “She is a very important part of our team in every way,” says h...

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Furry friends on the job: Dax Shepard - International Gemological Institute (IGI)

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Furry friends on the job: Dax Shepard - International Gemological Institute (IGI)

This big ole dog is Dax Shepard (his legal name is Vom Eichen Antrieb). Dax, who turned 4 years-old earlier this week, is the furry friend of International Gemological Institute (IGI) President/Chief Executive Officer Jerry Ehrenwald. I’d say the 100 lb black German Shepard would be quite effective ...

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

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Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

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The Marketing Minute: Pricing Strategy

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Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

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Online Video Marketing

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million!

It's probably no surprise to you that the Internet is one of the best places to promote your jewelry store. However, what may be surprising is the best place to do that online promotion is YouTube!

That's right. YouTube, that website with all the crazy videos posted by teenagers and humorous home movies of the grandchildren, and other video hosting websites like Yahoo Video and Veoh are some of the BEST places to advertise your store and the brands you carry.

Online Video, also known as IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is exploding. Over 52% of all new material added to the Internet this year has been video content. This is one bandwagon that you need to jump on and do so quickly. You may never see an opportunity to advertise your business with such a quick return as online video is receiving right now. The online video explosion shows no signs of slowing. More than 10 billion videos are viewed online per month in the U.S. alone, and consumers are using online video ads to help make purchasing decisions.

Online Video Facts:

  • 80% of web users have seen an online video ad
  • 52% took action after viewing the ad
  • 31% visited the advertisers' websites
  • 22% searched for info about the product
  • 15% visited the store to check out the product
  • 12% made a purchase
PLUS!
  • 16% talked to friends/family about the product
  • 9% forwarded the video ad to friends/family

 

YouTube is the fourth most popular web site in the world, following Yahoo, Google and MSN. Online videos are already extremely popular and they will only grow in the years to come. Video IS the future of the Internet. Why? Because video sells! The Infomercial industry has sold over 100 BILLION dollars worth of products on TV, and the reach of Internet video is already more than 1 billion users worldwide!

You don't have to pay a cent to put your video online! You don't need a web site or any special skills to make one! Viewers act faster and buy more after watching a video. With video, you develop an instant rapport with your audience and demonstrate any product, or service.

YouTube, MySpace and Google Video are in the top ten most frequently visited sites in the world, more popular than CNN.com, The New York Times, and Oprah! Over 100 billion videos are watched on YouTube alone every month!

Little Competition - Yet Popular

Online videos provide web site owners an entirely new marketing option. It is still relatively new and few companies use it to market their stores. You can still get in on the ground floor. Now is the time to learn how to take advantage of this new online marketing opportunity before your competition catches on.

The good news is that businesses do NOT have to spend a lot of money or time to put professional quality videos online. There are no costs to upload your videos online. There are also no costs for your videos to be viewed. The only real cost is video production, which can be done relatively inexpensively.

Plus, the BEST online videos have a ‘homemade feel' to them. You don't want a polished ‘featured film' look to them. Videos that look like Hollywood productions or slick Madison Avenue hype are not as effective online. The homemade look to the videos presents a ‘you can trust me' image.

YouTube is by far the biggest video hosting website out there, but it's not the ONLY place you want to post your videos. Currently there are over 60 different video websites where you can post your videos for free, and there are new ones starting all the time. The search engine results vary among the different video hosting sites. A video on one site will get higher results from one video host and yet another video may get the best results from a different video website.

There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason as to which one will get the best results and surprisingly Google doesn't always rank the YouTube video higher. So you need to post your videos on as many of them as you possibly can.

Creating a short video promoting your store is by far the best form of advertising that you can do today and one that will give you the greatest ROI. Professional looking videos can be easily made using inexpensive software like VlogIt from Adobe. In a few minutes you can take a group of pictures, create a slide show with background music, and begin to upload it to a video web host.

Since search engines are increasingly looking favorably on video, and since there is so little online video out there, it has created a great opportunity for local retail stores willing to do a little work to get a huge jump on their competition. Most local online video is buried within the listings of Internet yellow page sites that don't optimize the content effectively. Videos hosted on YouTube and other video hosting websites are easily outperforming any other type of online advertising.

Do You Want a Great Online Presence Advertising Your Store including Online Video Marketing, but are Too Busy Running Your Store to Take the Time To Do It Right? Internet 4 Jewelers now offer affordable Internet Marketing packages. Go to www.Internet4Jewelers.com for all the details.


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