Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

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An opening ceremony was held by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool earlier today to celebrate the opening of the brand new Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line! This new station serves McCormick Place, the growing area near historic Motor Row and provide a crucial additional transportation option for the Near South Side.

The station, with entrances on both sides of Cermak and at 23rd Street has two elevators, an island platform (featuring full canopy coverage, heaters, and benches), bright lighting, security cameras, new static and digital signage, a Divvy station and plenty of bicycle parking.

The station also has art in the form of eight, 4’x12′ panels by Bronzeville-native artist Hebru Brantley who casts his own comic book-style characters to celebrate the nearby Motor Row Lankmark District. Motor Row once had the nation’s largest concentration of car dealerships and was also home to the Chess Records recording studio and the Chicago Defender newspaper.

The new station, part of billion in transit investments announced by Mayor Emanuel since 2011, is located near the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street will provide much-needed access to rapid transit for Near South Side residents and businesses. It fills in a major gap in CTA service that has existed in the 2.5 mile stretch between Roosevelt and 35th/IIT stations since the previous Cermak station at that location was demolished in 1977.

Learn more at www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=…

Station information:
www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/station.aspx?St…

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Image by cta web
An opening ceremony was held by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool earlier today to celebrate the opening of the brand new Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line! This new station serves McCormick Place, the growing area near historic Motor Row and provide a crucial additional transportation option for the Near South Side.

The station, with entrances on both sides of Cermak and at 23rd Street has two elevators, an island platform (featuring full canopy coverage, heaters, and benches), bright lighting, security cameras, new static and digital signage, a Divvy station and plenty of bicycle parking.

The station also has art in the form of eight, 4’x12′ panels by Bronzeville-native artist Hebru Brantley who casts his own comic book-style characters to celebrate the nearby Motor Row Lankmark District. Motor Row once had the nation’s largest concentration of car dealerships and was also home to the Chess Records recording studio and the Chicago Defender newspaper.

The new station, part of billion in transit investments announced by Mayor Emanuel since 2011, is located near the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street will provide much-needed access to rapid transit for Near South Side residents and businesses. It fills in a major gap in CTA service that has existed in the 2.5 mile stretch between Roosevelt and 35th/IIT stations since the previous Cermak station at that location was demolished in 1977.

Learn more at www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=…

Station information:
www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/station.aspx?St…

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Cermak-McCormick Place Opens

Image by cta web
An opening ceremony was held by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool earlier today to celebrate the opening of the brand new Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line! This new station serves McCormick Place, the growing area near historic Motor Row and provide a crucial additional transportation option for the Near South Side.

The station, with entrances on both sides of Cermak and at 23rd Street has two elevators, an island platform (featuring full canopy coverage, heaters, and benches), bright lighting, security cameras, new static and digital signage, a Divvy station and plenty of bicycle parking.

The station also has art in the form of eight, 4’x12′ panels by Bronzeville-native artist Hebru Brantley who casts his own comic book-style characters to celebrate the nearby Motor Row Lankmark District. Motor Row once had the nation’s largest concentration of car dealerships and was also home to the Chess Records recording studio and the Chicago Defender newspaper.

The new station, part of billion in transit investments announced by Mayor Emanuel since 2011, is located near the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street will provide much-needed access to rapid transit for Near South Side residents and businesses. It fills in a major gap in CTA service that has existed in the 2.5 mile stretch between Roosevelt and 35th/IIT stations since the previous Cermak station at that location was demolished in 1977.

Learn more at www.transitchicago.com/news/default.aspx?Month=&Year=…

Station information:
www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/station.aspx?St…

Is There Really a Place For Print Media in This Digital Age?

Well in short, yes. But don’t leave yet! We’re going to tell you how the right Print Design can put your business at the top of the Calgary business totem poll! You know you want to keep reading. And we’ll answer the arguments you likely began compiling when we first said “yes.” Yes… we’re sneaky like that.

Argument 1: I have a snazzy new website. I send weekly newsletters and special announcements to clients. Therefore I am on the cutting edge of the 21st century. Do I really need print design here in Calgary?

Brilliant answer 1: You are doing many things right, but just as you have begun to take advantages of the unlimited opportunities afforded by the internet, why would you limit yourself by relying on the internet alone for your marketing needs?

A strategic and current print campaign can ensure your company is entrenched in the minds of all who might be interested in your services.

Argument 2: I can send Facebook updates and events. I don’t need to send a calendar or reminder card or any other print design for events.

Brilliant answer 2: As mainstream as Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have become, not everyone has one. But everyone has an address. So send them a card to make sure. And you have a potential to target a new population all around and outside of Calgary if, say, a calendar, poster, or event reminder card makes it onto the bulletin board of another company. Don’t forget, the refrigerator was the original “like it”.

Argument 3: This article was found on an internet solutions website. Why are you arguing for print media?

Brilliant answer 3: We fully support and advocate the importance of internet site development. E-mails are great and immediate. Websites, e-newsletters and the like allow promotions to reach the desks of your longtime customers and curious prospects alike. But we know it would be foolish to over look the marketing power of a well designed brochure, poster or even event reminder card on a bulletin of an office. In a bustling city like Calgary, print media can be very effective in catching a busy customer’s eye and help them to remember you.

Dedicate your resources to what you do best. Focus on your business. Calgary is a big city. We might pride ourselves on the ability to multi task, but Calgary also has a lot of resources. Calgary IT support can be fast, reliable, and let you do what is important to you while IT support works behind the scene to make sure nothing interferes with your business.

Cost: With a full IT support company, they put the money into training and technology to create an effective presence in the IT support industry. The cost to them is then met with the benefit of being able to serve many different customers around Calgary. You can benefit from this; by hiring a Calgary IT support company will end up spending much less money for the benefit of at lot more technology. So it follows that for far less than the cost of hiring one in house IT staff, you can hire a team of experts with access to first class technology who will be available around the clock to serve your technological needs.

Commerx is a Calgary web design company. Regardless if you need a small “brochure” site, an e-commerce storefront or a complex database driven site with a content management system, Commerx designers can build it for you. Our calgary website development team will work closely with you to ensure that your website will function as it needs to, while still being unique and aesthetically-pleasing.

The march of the Androids – Apple iPhone pushed into 4th place as Android models dominate online discussion according to social media research specialist DigitalMR

London (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

Social media research specialist DigitalMR releases latest findings on what customers are saying about smartphones on the internet.

DigitalMR analysed over ¼ million customer comments about smartphones across September-October 2011. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of these customer views are positive, compared with 38% negative.

Android models are the most mentioned smartphone brands. Samsung attracts the most mentions with a 30% market share of all positive comments and a 31% share of the smaller, negative comments group. Next placed is HTC with 22% positive mentions and 19% negative, followed by Motorola with 17% positive and 15% negative.

Together, the three Android brands account for two thirds (68%) of all measured online customer comments regarding smartphones.

Although Apple has fewer overall mentions it attracts more negative mentions than Motorola with a 17% share of all negative comments. This may well be related to customers experiencing teething problems when switching over to the new iOS operating system in October.

Results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major smartphone brands: Apple, Motorola, Samsung, RIM (Blackberry), HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera and HP across Sep-Oct 2011.

Established smartphone models from Apple and RIM (Blackberry) only account for 14% and 7% of total customer comments respectively.

DigitalMR’s analysis (powered by SocialNuggets) is based on comments posted via a range of relevant websites and open access social media platforms. It measures, not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also their sentiment – whether posts are positive or negative in nature.

Managing Director of DigitalMR, Michalis Michael commented: “The march of the Androids continues with their increased sales and market share gains being matched by consumers’ conversations online.”

All the brands measured, achieve a positive Net Sentiment Score (NSS) for Sep-Oct. NSS provides an overall percentage score of net positive posts.

The average NSS taken across all the brands measured is 24%. This shows customers are generally very happy with their devices and are sharing the good news online.

Of the three most talked about brands on the web, HTC had a NSS of 31%, followed by 29% for Motorola and a slightly below par score of 23% for Samsung.

The highest NSS is achieved by HP with 50% (although this is derived from a relatively small base number of mentions) followed by Nokia (47%) with the lowest NSS recorded by Sony Erickson (4%) and Apple (6%).

Click here for further data

Features

DigitalMR measures thousands of customer posts regarding the services and features attributed to smartphones.

“Operating system” and “Service provider” features generate the most comments overall. “Operating system” attracted a 17% share of positive mentions which was outweighed by 28% share of negative ones. The next most mentioned feature “Service Provider” produced 23% positive vs 19% negative. “Body” – the design and shape of the handset – received far more positive comment than negative (20% share positive vs just 8% share of negative.

In their words – customer comments sample

Nokia

“excellent choice. It still remains Nokias best phone despite other models released after it. I have one, its the most amazing device and i know i’ll be keeping mine for years and years and with easy free updates for the next five years atleast, its a solid investment”.

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111015041838AAnjcKx

Apple

“Agreed! I do feel disappointed – I ordered on the 7th but my order still says processing. Every person I know who wanted a 4S now has one except me – the difference – I’m the only person to pre order directly from apple rather than turn up at a store or get one through my phone company! Seems pretty unfair really!!!!”.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3372464?start=120&tstart=0

Click here for further customer comments and more about web listening reports

Contact

For regular reports and more information:

Michalis A. Michael

mmichael(at)digital-mr(dot)com,

tel: +44 751 571 0370

http://www.digital-mr.com

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

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Apple iPhone remains in 4th place behind Android smartphones according to latest social media monitoring report from DigitalMR

London (PRWEB UK) 24 April 2012

Social media research specialist The DigitalMR releases latest findings on what customers are saying about smartphones on the internet.

DigitalMR analyzed more than 300,000 comments from customers on smartphones December 2011 through January 2012 Nearly two-thirds (65%) of these customer views are positive, compared to 35% negative.


Android models are the most talked about brands of smartphones. Samsung attracts the most mentions with a market share of 34% of all positive comments and a 37% share of, negative comments small group. Next placed is HTC with 22% positive mentions and 18% negative, followed by Motorola with 11% positive and 13% negative.

Together, the three Android brands account for two thirds (67%) of all online customer feedback measured on smartphones.


The results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major smartphone brands: Apple, Motorola, Samsung, RIM (Blackberry), HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera and HP on September-October 2011

smartphone models established Apple and RIM (Blackberry) only account for 11% and 8% of the total comments were published respectively. Weak coherent parts Blackberry chat coincided with bad trade Q4 results, prompting her recent announcement “nofollow” to place more focus on the enterprise market.


DigitalMR analysis (supplied by SocialNuggets ) is based on comments posted by a range of relevant websites and open access platforms of social media. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the Internet, but also their sentiment -. If the messages are positive or negative in nature

Managing Director of DigitalMR, Michalis Michael commented: “Our social media monitoring over the last 6 months has consistently shown Android models like the most talked about brands. While Apple can at least rely on its strong presence in the tablet market, it seems RIM will return to its basic objective of corporate customers ”

All brands measured, achieve a positive net sentiment score (NSS) for December-Jan. NSS provides an overall percentage of net positive posts. The average NSS necessary for all brands measured is 30%. This shows customers are generally positive in their comments online.


Of the three major brands Android, HTC had a NSS of 39%, followed by a nominal rating of slightly below 27% for Samsung and Motorola for only 20% which was the lowest total of the NHS. Apple has reached the second highest at 24%. The NSS is more directed by Nokia (47%).


More data and analysis

Features

DigitalMR measured thousands of customer posts on the services and functions assigned to smartphones.The issues “operating system” and features “Service” generate the most comprehensive reviews – both positive and negative.

“Battery” but attracted only 11% positive reviews, but 16% negative, while on the positive side for designers “Body” attracted a 17% share of positive feedback, but only 11% negative .


Customer Reviews and more information

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. He is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to market research based on the Web. He specializes in the use of social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has developed new methods in online focus groups as well as tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the United States.


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Flyte Systems Travel Information Service Goes Live at Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Hotel

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

Flyte Systems announced that the Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Hotel installed the FlyteBoard real-time airport flight information display solution. FlyteBoard at the Hyatt Place shows airline arrivals and departures for the JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark International Airports for greater guest convenience. Flyte Systems is the leading provider of cost effective airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses. Click here to request information on Flyte Systems’ airport travel and guest information services.

Guests get reliable glance-and-go travel information without apps

“Guest love the travel convenience FlyteBoard provides. They trust their travel plans while they are on property because of the FlyteBoard’s familiar arrival and departure display,” said Tony Schatz, general manager of Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Hotel. “Our guests can easily see real-time airline flight information for our three airports without using a third-party app. Plus, the three-airport capability is valuable since most of our guests travel by air.” Flyte Systems is the only full service flight information display solution that provides real-time departure information.

Schatz noted that the property’s parent company recommended the FlyteBoard implementation for his property. “Our biggest demand generator is LaGuardia Airport for our business travelers. When group meeting planners do site visits they are impressed we provide this service.”

With its opening on May 29, 2014, the property became the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Queens, New York. “Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport is centrally located in the heart of one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York City, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” said Schatz.

Flyte Systems provides real-time flight information

Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public: FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel, FlyteTouch, FlytePad with handheld mobile airline information, and EventBoard. The company’s latest innovation is InfoBoard, which combines airline flight information with total property way finding, weather, traffic, area attractions, and much more.


    FlyteBoard is a wall, floor, or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars, and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
    FlytePass combines FlyteTouch with free, secure boarding pass printing. It can be provided as a standalone unit, or neatly packaged in either an all-wood kiosk or an integrated metal kiosk to match your décor.
    FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport flight information conveniently and comfortably from their in-room television.
    FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information using an interactive touch screen that displays real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports.
    FlytePad is a mobile-ready service that delivers real-time airline information via the iPad, enabling hotel staff to provide guests with airline information anywhere and anytime.
    EventBoard displays user-configurable meetings and events on screens shared with flight information or its own dedicated screen.
    InfoBoard is a cost effective touch screen display that saves labor, provides greater guest service, and generates revenue with flight information and so much more.

Many hotel properties also use Flyte Systems’ applications to increase revenue with innovative marketing approaches for distressed travelers. For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at http://www.flytesystems.com.

About Flyte Systems

The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of subscription-based environmentally responsible airport flight information displays for the hospitality, convention center, and digital signage industries and related businesses. It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes. Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ‘glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day. Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’s 50-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities, and other travel-based businesses. Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new web-based travel technology and product lines. In addition to using Energy Star-compliant digital displays, Flyte products help significantly reduce energy consumption by eliminating unnecessary trips to the airport. Customers include Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Hilton, Doubletree, Hotel Sofitel, Adam’s Mark, Renaissance and Crowne Plaza hotels, independent properties, convention centers, and transportation centers.

Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Leadership

Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport is under the leadership of General Manager Tony Schatz and Director Of Sales Maria Maloney. Schatz is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 60 associates and ensuring guests encounter the authentic hospitality experience for which Hyatt Place is known. Maloney is responsible for providing sales service and support to guests and meeting planners frequenting the Queens and greater New York City area, as well as serving as liaison to the community and local organizations. Please click here for more information.