Thursday, May 19, 2011

Epoque Hotels Chooses ReviewPro to Manage The Online Reputation for Their Collection

Epoque Hotels, one of the world’s leading collections of avant-garde and chic boutique hotels, signed a two-year contract with ReviewPro to manage and optimize the online reputation and social media presence for its member hotels.

Miami, FL, May 18, 2011 - "After considering a number of other options, we found ReviewPro to be the most relevant solution for our 350 trend-setting hotels around the world," said CEO at Epoque Hotels. "We look forward to our partnership with ReviewPro to improve overall quality and create competitive advantage for each of our members."

The ReviewPro solution gives Epoque Hotel member properties tools for delivering better service and improving quality through listening and responding to guest feedback in online reviews. For example, ReviewPro’s semantic analysis reveals the sentiment behind these reviews, providing insights that can be used for better decision-making in hotel management, service, operations, and marketing. Progress can then be tracked on the social web using a range of proprietary online reputation and performance indexes that ReviewPro has developed.

RJ Friedlander, CEO at ReviewPro, explains: "At ReviewPro, we have focused on building the world’s most comprehensive set of business analytics for online guest opinion. Our solution offers advanced social measurement and internal workflow functionality that allows hotels to act on the insights we gather, and track improvements in guest satisfaction. These tools will give Epoque Hotels a distinct advantage, and we are very excited to partner with Epoque Hotels in the years ahead."

Epoque Hotels is a worldwide collection of avant-garde, trendy-chic, and luxury-classic boutique hotels based in over 100 destinations. With its 350 hotels in its portfolio, divided in two lines: Avantgarde Line and Epoque Classic, it is rapidly establishing itself as the leading reference in the segment of boutique hotels. Established in 2002 and headquartered in Miami, Florida the company also has sales offices in Italy, The United Kingdom, Spain and China. Visit for more information.

About ReviewPro
ReviewPro enables hotel organizations to efficiently aggregate, organize and manage their online reputation and presence in leading social media sites. The company provides the analysis, customer intelligence, competitive benchmarking and reporting needed to help hotel professionals more effectively manage their organization. ReviewPro currently serves over 1,500 clients with data from thousands of sources, including over 70 million reviews - in 10 languages - from 60 of the most relevant online travel agencies (OTAs) and review sites. Visit for more information.

Stefano Maranzana
Epoque Hotels (European Hotels Rep. Ltd.)
350 NE 24th Street # 104
Miami, FL 33137 USA
Toll free +1 866 EPOQUE1 (+1 866 376 7831)
Tel. +1 305 538 9697
Fax: +1 305 573 5773

Oh! Toys Hosts Contest to Encourage Children’s Creativity and Imagination

Oh! Toys, the online site for "cool toys that are hard to find' has launched the ongoing, biweekly "TOYS BY KIDS" contest to let kids run a bit wild in dreaming up whatever toy they can imagine.

Southborough, MA, May 18, 2011 - About 14 years ago Ken Kahn of Oh! Toys , discovered the Swiss toy Cuboro in a gift store. "It sounds a little silly," he says, "but it did, in fact, change my life." Originally bought as a building block and marble run toy gift for his young daughters, Cuboro wound up fascinating him as much as it did them -- for its wonderful design and it's developmental and educational qualities -- and its ability to totally absorb one's attention for extended periods of time! He wound up starting Oh! Toys to help promote Cuboro and provide "cool toys that are hard to find" here in the United States.

Oh! Toys is all about providing unique toys that encourage children to play and imagine. And now Oh! Toys is hosting the bi-weekly TOYS BY KIDS Contest to encourage children’s creativity and imagination. "Toys are often the tool that children use to play, the prop they use in pretending, and the unit by which they can build," says Oh! Toys owner. The Toys by Kids Contest is designed with fun in mind. The parent can spark the fun with the question, "If you could have a toy that could do or be anything, what would it be and what would you call it?" The answer to that question can win one child a personalized Landmark Maple Name Train!

The natural laws of the universe do not have to apply in the TOYS BY KIDS Contest. Parents can enjoy letting their child run with their imagination without inhibition and listening to their great ideas as they create their special toy. This gives parents a chance to encourage creativity an imagination in their child. As Albert Einstein put it, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.'

And the contest is working its own kind of magic and fun with the kids. Recent TOYS BY KIDS entries include such comments as, "My daughter would like to be squash-man so she can have special powers to grow yummy seeds to eat. She also believes squash-man can double as a hat so he is super-powerful," and "My 5 year old son would like a dragon that makes candy instead of fire. It would be a Choco-breath-dragon."

About Oh! Toys
Oh! Toys is an online toy store that specializes in offering toys that satisfy your gifted and creative child's need to explore, invent and think! Their toys are developmental, stimulate creative thinking and are beautifully made to last. Oh! Toys collection of European and Japanese toys ranges from kinetic toys and marble runs to unique wooden blocks and construction toys to hand-crafted tops and challenging puzzles. Oh! Toys looks for the unusual, "out-of-the-mainstream" toys that you and your children will play with and remember for a long time.

Ken Kahn
Oh! Toys
15 Liberty Drive
Southborough, MA 01772

Pratt Home Builders Joins Rebate Program

Tennessee New Home Buyers Offered Visa Gift Card Worth Thousands

Chattanooga, TN, May 17, 2011 ---, a new website that offers home buyers a rebate of 1.25% of the price of their new home if they buy from a participating builder, announced today that Pratt Home Builders, which has more than 10 years of experience developing over 30 new home communities in Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi is participating in its unique Buyer Rebate Program.

Pratt Home Builders is constructing new home communities in Chattanooga, Ooltewah, Collegedale, and Cleveland, Tennessee selling single family detached homes at prices ranging from $160,000 to $800,000. Prospective home buyers can see the details by going to and clicking on the link for Pratt Home Builders or by clicking on the link Cities with Participating Builders.

The website is free for anyone to use to find the best new homes for sale everywhere in America. To receive a rebate of 1.25% of the cost of their new home, buyers simply register with the site and when they find a community they wish to visit they make an appointment directly with the participating builder’s sales staff using the email or telephone contact information shown there.

Pratt Home Builders is a full-service builder specializing in the development, design and construction of starter, custom and multi-family homes as well as urban development projects. With more than 10 years of experience developing over 30 communities in Chattanooga, TN., Nashville, TN., Knoxville, TN., Savannah, GA., and Tunica, MS., Pratt Home Builders is recognized as one of the elite builders in the southeast.

By using home buyers will have thousands of dollars to use to buy window treatments, HDTV sets, art, furnishings or anything else they want for their new home.

Dave Ross, Inc.
10220 River Road # 112
Potomac, MD 20854
202 455-6564

Top 40 Jobs in the U.S., and How to Get Them searched the internet for information highlighting the top in-demand jobs in the U.S. today.

New York, NY, May 18, 2011 - Today, job aggregators provide recent college graduates and professionals with an effective method for visiting hundreds of jobs boards from one access point. Job aggregators scrape millions of jobs from top job boards around the nation and centralize the access to active job listings in a single source web entry point. These specialized web platforms may redefine online workforce job search trends as millions of Americans seek to return to the labor market in large numbers.

Analysts at searched the internet for information highlighting the top in-demand jobs and best careers in the U.S. across key industries. A list was compiled of jobs by category and/or occupation. For each of the occupations, a job link was provided to a job aggregator. To extend additional value to professionals in a job transition, several career surveys were organized to capture and share career search activities and tactics among job seekers. Each career survey takes a slightly different look at the strategies that appear to create successful results with respect to securing a job or a job contact and/or tactics that are less effective for self directing a job search campaign.

Below is a list of five key strategies that recent college graduates and/or professionals will want to consider when choosing one the careers listed below. Combining research on these occupations, in addition to a well thought-out career strategy, will help to attain the highest level of satisfaction in a job search.

Solidify A Game Plan
Research the combination of skills and work experiences that are be required to enter into and excel in a chosen occupation. Start with the Department of Labor web site to secure some preliminary data. Consider the educational costs of an occupation compared to the entry level and mid level salaries trends in the industry. Set expectations realistically.

Now consider work demands and location requirements. Assess your most marketable profit making and problem skills - then re-assess salary requirements and job style expectations. Select industries that show stable sales or high growth. Also consider selecting industries that contain job functions and work environments that you have a passion for.

If you were in an extended layoff, then take some time to evaluate if work skills are current enough to re-enter the market. If your in-demand skills have slipped then it may be time to consider one or more refresher courses to re-tool skill sets.

Target And Approach Employers Directly
Use company and recruiter directories to build a contact database and tap into a hidden job market of un-advertised jobs. Approach friends, colleagues, and relatives for referrals.

Mobilize The Resources of Top Recruiters
Use job search tools to send a resume to a targeted recruiter list. When a good match becomes available then they will have your resume and contact information on file.

Give Yourself The Competitive Edge
Create high impact cover letters that highlight marketable skills. Send letters directly to acquired contacts.

Stay Organized - Keep Focused
Follow up with job contacts on a timely basis. When you send out your resume, track who you are sending it to and what they are doing with it. Stay in touch with personal networks and recruiter contacts. Call within a week and ask for an informational interview to get acquainted with the companies needs.

Take A Career Survey - Find out how your colleagues are doing!

Find out what successful strategies and tactics are working for your colleagues.

Click the link below to review the list of the top 40 U.S. jobs and/or to share your job search strategies and tactics in a career survey that will be shared by all participants.

Top 40 Jobs In The U.S.

If you are looking for positions in these fields then you can start at’s Job Mall. Job Mall is a jobs aggregator that compiles job listings from job sites around nation and centralizes access to them at

Computer Systems Analyst
Business Systems Analyst
Computer programmer
System network architect
Computer support specialist
Civil engineering
Environmental technician
Market research analyst
Biomedical engineer
Athletic trainer
Dental hygienist
Lab technician
Family therapist
Physician's assistant
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
Radiological technologist
Registered nurse
School psychologist
Dental Hygienist
Financial adviser
Paralegal Assistant
Meeting planner
Public relations specialist
Sales manager
Training specialist
Human resources manager

Cara Christin
New York, NY 10001