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Business Plan Abstract

20 Dec

A corporation’s annual convention, event or trade show is often the business’ keystone and the most concrete confirmation of the organization’s value to its members. Often, this event is the association’s largest source of revenue and is important to the ongoing funding of its initiatives and activities.
Outside the Cubicle Events offers convention, event, exhibit, and trade show management as well as company holiday parties, employee appreciation events, and fundraisers. Corporations meet with our event planning professionals who represent a unique union of talent, experience and expertise.
Working closely with corporations’ leaders, Outside the Cubicle Events’ goal is to create an enjoyable and educational experience for attendees and sponsors while ensuring a successful outcome for the host corporation. Our convention and event professionals manage every event facet and detail, including:
• Logistics planning
• Budgeting
• Financial management and accounting
• Marketing and promotion
• Hotel negotiation and management
• Hotel room block management
• Onsite services
• Speaker and program management
• VIP/speaker care
• Supplier negotiation and management
• Contract negotiation
• Contractor management
• Reporting: ongoing and wrap-up
Outside the Cubicle Events is also leading the way in the Convention and Trade Show industry in planning and executing environmentally friendly meetings.

Media vs. Physical Products

12 Dec

Media products arent always physically tangible, but nonetheless are still sellable ideas. Media products include advertising, music, movies, and text, they can be sold in a variety of ways and often times consumed imediately through the internet. Physical products are the everyday objects we use to function daily. Examples include food, clothes, and furniture. While the physical products are neccessary for life, the media products may have just become as important. As consumers there is not a day that goes by that we do not use or are not confronted with media and its products.

Owning a physical product company like for instance a tire company would be very different from owning a film company which is a media product. While both products need advertising, distribution, and production they are very different. No matter what the tires have to be physically distributed, but a film can be sent via the internet or only one copy has to be physically made and then just copied from there. Production would be different because tires would have to meet automotive standards while the film can vary depending on the rating its intended for. Advertising for both though has to be directed towards the target audience and can both be on tv, internet, etc.

The Company

12 Dec

I think for a company to truly be successful it first needs to make sure its employees are happy. If an employee is happy about doing their job they will do it better. I think first employees would need a good paycheck and regular bonuses for the work that they do, they would also need purpose and goals so the job doesn’t become boring. Responsibilities make an employee feel trusted and necessary and even a flexible schedule lets them know that you know they are capable of getting the work done at their own pace.

Since I shall be graduating in May I have been thinking a lot about what I am going to do and where I am going to work. A commercial company is appealing because they usually do pay more and have better benefits. At this point I feel ike whoever is willing to hire me and pay most (with health insurance) is my best bet. Being that the job market is so rough right now it would be silly to turn anything down and I am young enough to still have the flexibility to change career paths or just companies.

Three companies that I would love to work for are Google, Dreamworks Animation, and Apple. Apple has become one of the most desirable places for people in their twentys to work, it is the technology front-runner and its hip and laid back feel makes it appealing. Google was named by Forbes Magazine to be the number one company to work for. The company’s revenue, share price, profits, and hiring have all been on the rise. Dreamworks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is said to be one of the best bosses in the country because of his determination to keep all of his employees happy.

Genealogy- Dallas Cowboys

12 Dec

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The National Football League is broken down into franchises, every team has different owners and companies within that franchise. The Dallas Cowboys were established in 1960 and as of September 5, 2012, Forbes Magazine named it the highest valued sports franchis in the history of the United States and second in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $2.1 billion.

The first owner of the Dallas franchise was a man named Clint Murchinson Jr. who started the franchise after realizing there was no football team south of Washington D.C. at the time. In 1984, H.R. “Bum” Bright purchased the Dallas Cowboys after the team had suffered through worse and worse seasons. When the team performance continued to fall, Bright suffered from the Savings and Loan Crisis which was the failure of about 747 out of the 3,234 savings and loans associations in the U.S., and his savings and loans were taken over by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. With the Cowboys losing more and more games, the FSLIC forced Bright to sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones on February 15, 1989. The Cowboys performance steadily grew and in 1992 set a team record for regular season wins with 13-3.
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In reccent years the performance of the team has again been on the decline. Many fans have began to blame Jones for the teams downfalls, claiming he refuses to hire strong coaches and general managers so that he could micro-manage the team. So perhaps a new owner of the Dallas Cowboys is coming soon!

On [the media] – Fact Checking the End of the World

10 Dec

Mystery-of-the-Mayan-Calendar-RevealedThirty people a week ask a NASA scientist about the end of the world. Imagine being asked the same question over and over again? NASA scientist David Morrison has started to enjoy the “dooms day 2012 hoax”. Morrison has spent the past five years putting the rumor of the end of the world to rest by explaining that there is no scientific evidence or even Mayan history to back it up.

Morrison explains that it is mainly the people who are out of the technological loop that are more suspicious that they are being kept out of what is really going on. Those are the people who suspect that the U.S. government and NASA are hiding the end of the world. There are thousands of websites saying that the world is going to end and only a few saying that it isn’t. This just goes to show how important technology is and the effects it has over people worldwide.

I think I agree most with Morrison when he says, “I’m a little shocked by the number of young people who start from the premise that if it comes from the internet it must be true”. I’m shocked too, and kind of saddened by it.

Television

25 Oct

 

I used to be worse than the T.V. kid from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but these days I barely watch any television. It has come to the point where I only watch two shows: True Blood and American Horror Story. If the T.V. is on in my house it is just for the background noise because really it is nothing but silly reality shows or the news and unless an interesting headline pops up I’m not paying any attention. I feel like the reason I’ve stopped watching television is because it isn’t entertaining anymore, like I don’t need to watch rich housewives yell at each other over glitter eyeshadow or watch celebrities compete for Donald Trump. Television shows should be like the old sitcoms, funny, dramatic, and scripted.
Since I haven’t been watching T.V. I spend a lot more time on the internet on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook or I go out. I have friends that are so wrapped up in these reality television shows that they plan their work schedules and nights out around them, that to me is ridiculous
. I can know every dramatic point in every popular T.V. show just by scrolling through my Twitter feed.
Television is suffering.

There have been more and more gimmicks to try and get people to watch (i.e. interactive gameshows, adding text voting to reality shows), but companies like Netflix are really giving television a hard time. On Netflix viewers can watch the old T.V. show seasons and even movies that aren’t shown on television.
T.V. needs to step it’s game up and revamp the sho
ws and movies it is broadcasting, each network should have more variety then just those annoying reality shows.

 

The Media I Consume

13 Sep

If I stop and actually think about it, take the time and analyze what activities actually make up my day, it really is mostly just a wide abundance of media consumption. Whether is browsing my Twitter feed, scrolling through Facebook, or staring at the television, I am consuming media. The services I use include:

Television

Movies

Twitter/Facebook/Instagram

General Internet (Google/AOL)

Magazines

Still living in my mother’s house grants me general internet access and television for free, but just because I am not paying for it does not mean it is free. Television is really just seen as an everyday necessity in my house, it would be unnatural to not have it available. That goes for the internet as well. These two are paid for because having both of them has been become the norm. Going to the movies isn’t an everyday or even every week thing, but once a month or so going out and spending $12 on two hours of entertainment is worth it. I know as the price has gone up more and more people say that it is a rip off and the movie industry is making a killing, but if it really was too much money then no one would go. I am down to one magazine subscription and when it expires I don’t think I am going to renew it. Magazines are no longer a necessity because all of the articles within them are available online or even tweeted about before hand so you get the general idea. Spending $6 on a magazine that is only half as entertaining as it used to be is a rip off. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are all free, but I access them through my iPhone which unfortunately is a $30/month internet charge. When I first started this payment it really was too much, but now as I have been using that internet almost all day, everyday, it is a deal that it is only about a $1 a day.

I think that whether or not the media is a rip off or not depends on how often it is used and how far that cost goes. I think right now with the economy being as it is the media services are generally reasonable.

The Economic Outlook of Media

6 Sep

Comic Strips

Comic strips have grown and thrived in printed news papers for hundreds of years, but with the popularity of the online newspapers their circulation has dwindled. In the past comic strip artists have been able to live off of their earnings for producing their artwork to be published multiple times a week, but now that is no longer an option. Young people with dreams of becoming paid comic strip artists need to revaluate their career choice.

 

Facebook: Unique URLS

Social networking sites have always been free ways to reach friends and family, but now even they are being looked into for making a profit. The new way in which Facebook plans on making a profit is by charging people to create their personalized URL. The URL would be a way to access a person’s profile page quick and easy. These URLs are going to make advertising a lot more specific and effective.

 

Summer Box Office

There has been a correlation between the box office ticket sales and the recession. The better the economy, the better all the frivolous activities do as well. If your career is in the movie industry the economy is definitely a factor in which needs to be accounted for.

The “Modern” Condition

5 Sep

Charlie Chaplin’s film, “Modern Times”, begins with a very powerful description “Modern Times. A story of industry, of individual enterprise humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness.” This quote previews what exactly Chaplin is about to parody, the humorous aspect of the rat race each human competes in everyday to keep up with the ever-changing world.

What is modern? Webster’s dictionary defines ‘modern’ as a characteristic of the present or the immediate past. So by definition modern is the latest and greatest. That being said, when applying this theory to any career one must be prepared to constantly be reinventing his or her self and continuously learn and obtain new skills. Without that drive to change with the times, you’ll just be left in the past.