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INDUSTRY REPORTS ERA 2011 D2C Convention: Register and Submit Moxie Award Nominations Registration is now open for ERA’s 2011 D2C Convention, Sept. 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. Submissions for the 2011 Moxie Awards, presented during the annual Moxie Awards Gala on Thursday, Sept. 15, are also being accepted. The due date is June 6. Visit www.d2cshow.org for registration and submission details. ERA Remembers European Board Member Cathy Wood love of her life, her husband Andrew. Wherever or whenever Cathy flew around the world, Andrew would always be at the airport waiting for her and she visa-versa. They truly inspired me and many people to believe you “can have it all” – both professionally and personally. The world will be a sadder place without Cathy and our sympathies are sent to Andrew and family at this difficult time. – Kym Bramm R2C Group Joins Worldwide Partners, Inc. PORTLAND, Ore. – Direct response advertising agency R2C Group has joined with Worldwide Partners, Inc. (WPI), one of the 10 largest marketing communications networks in the world. R2C Group joined the network to expand its reach and make its fullservice direct response television capabilities available to a top roster of leading domestic and international independent agencies and marketing firms who may need direct response TV marketing expertise as part of their integrated service offerings. The agency also joined to broaden its own capabilities by gaining access to an outstanding group of agencies with other core competencies. “Joining the Worldwide Partners network gives R2C Group access to a brand new set of partnerships with new companies that can benefit from direct response strategies,” said Tim O’Leary, R2C Group Co-Founder and CEO of Respond2. “We get the best of both worlds by joining this organization – we continue to retain our oper- It is with utter shock and sadness that we have learned of the all too soon and sudden death of a passed European Board member, Cathy Wood. Many will remember Cathy as the professionally elegant, yet fun loving, English beauty who became so well known and loved for her success in helping to launch and build QVC UK, HSE and Interglobal International before moving back to her retail roots and her passion for Jewellery at Signet UK as buying and merchandising director. Cathy was always the true professional with an eye and passion for business that made her the success she was. She had simply that unique quality to be respected and loved by her colleagues and will be so very much missed by all. Cathy developed secondary skin cancer in June 2009 and battled bravely as we would expect of her until Feb. 11, when unfortunately she died in peace. Cathy sadly leaves behind the true 10 ating autonomy and independence, while gaining access to a rich network of potential partners for future projects.” WPI, which began in 1938, has more than 89 member agencies with 123 offices in 53 countries with more $3.4 billion in capitalized billings. Partner firms have more 4,500 employees and have expertise in more than 90 product and service categories. “Worldwide Partners provides the resources and the global outreach to help our partners achieve greater profits and revenue, while the partner agencies work together to build each other’s business and service clients all over the world,” said Al Moffatt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide Partners, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. “We’re an efficient, international network built to succeed – even in today’s economy. Each partner is hand-selected for its progressive and innovative approach.” “We have the critical mass and skills of the agency conglomerates coupled with the flexibility of the independents. We’re extremely happy to add R2C to our network, for the agency is truly one of the best direct-response agencies in the country. This will greatly benefit our partner agencies and their clients,” added Moffatt. SF Video Launches SF Global Sourcing SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – SF Video has launched a sister company, SF Global Sourcing, to provide direct marketers with one-stop shopping for sourcing all of the components of a product electronicRETAILER | May 2011 http://www.d2cshow.org http://www.d2cshow.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronic Retailer - May 2011

Electronic Retailer - May 2011
Calendar of Events
Your Association, Your Bottom Line
Industry Reports
FTC Forum
eMarketer Research
IMS Retail Rankings
Jordan Whitney’s Top Categories
Lockard & Wechsler’s Clearance & Price Index
Legislative Primer for the ERA 2011 Government Affairs Fly-In
Guest Viewpoint: Government, Industry and the People... Working Tirelessly Together – to Shoot Themselves in the Foot!
The Motive Behind Motivational
Guest Viewpoint: Protecting Your Brand – Logistics Behind the Buy Button
Penetrating the U.S. Hispanic Market
Guest Viewpoint: A New “Perspectiva”
Member Spotlight
Advertiser Spotlight
Bulletin Board
Advertiser Index
Classified Directory

Electronic Retailer - May 2011