Samsung F700 – Fortus Mobile Phone Review

Samsung F700 – Fortus Mobile Phone Review

Ultra Smart and Ultra Sleek Touch Screen Breakthrough

Making its bid for touch screen mobile phone domination is Samsung’s 3G Smartphone, the F700. It may look very similar to the iPhone, but some may argue that it is much better, especially those who are used to the older Samsung phone models. What you will not find on the older models that makes the F700 so special is the large full control touch screen. Whilst the Samsung G600 or G800 will need a navigation key or a joystick to scroll through your phone’s menu, the F700 will only require a light tap on the screen.

Some users have complained that there are too many taps to be made on the mobile phone just to make or answer calls. There is a reason for this – the touch screen is ultra sensitive. Even if you must unlock a couple of security buttons before you can answer your incoming calls, or make outgoing ones, you’ll be assured that the phone won’t unlock in your pocket and start calling random people on its own.

Another unique and exciting feature of the F700 is the full-sized QWERTY keyboard that slides out on the side for easier text and email composition. There is also an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, but as the touch screen phone is a new technology, Samsung thought first-timers would like to be eased in to it and provided an alternative. Like all QWERTY keyboards, you should type in text messages and emails with both hands on the Samsung F700. This should be easy to master, as it is exactly like typing on your computer keyboard, and faster than texting on a regular mobile keypad.

The F700 is so much more than an Ultra Smart touch screen mobile phone. It runs on an HSDPA network to quickly connect you to the internet, which will be enjoyable thanks to its huge 2.78 inch-screen and HTML browser. Its 3G technology allows 3G compatible features, particularly video calling, and the phone is Java supported, which means you can download and install favourite applications, as well as enjoy a slew of available games. Its offline mode is another valuable feature; even if your phone is unusable for calls, you can still use the rest of the mobile phone’s features, such as the 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus, the video recorder and the music and video player. The Samsung F700 also comes with free Bose headphones to give you an all-around better sound experience.

As it has a full colour touch screen and a full slide board with a keypad, the Samsung F700 may seem too large a phone to lug around. On the contrary, this mobile unit fits snugly in your hand and is surprisingly lightweight. This is because the casing is made of plastic. Fortunately, it doesn’t look plastic, as the finish is ultra sleek and polished, so much so that the phone may even seem slippery. Some users have been terrified of having the F700 accidentally slip out of their hands. But then, this phone is too smart and sleek for that to happen.

Baby Shower Ideas: Choosing The Right Decorations

Baby Shower Ideas: Choosing The Right Decorations

Choosing the right baby shower decorations are an important part of the shower planning process. Depending on the time and budget of the baby shower party, there are numerous ideas for baby shower decorations available. The host of the baby shower party can get dozens of ideas for baby shower decorations that will certainly liven up the gathering.

Baby shower decorations can be as simple or as elaborate as the host wishes. Baby shower decorations help make every baby shower party extra special for the mom-to-be. There are a number of ways to decorate a baby shower party. The possibilities for baby shower decorations are endless.

Setting up baby shower decorations

When setting up baby shower decorations, the first thing to consider is the theme of the baby shower party. The theme of the baby shower party will have a bearing on the type of baby shower decorations needed to liven up the party area. The baby shower party may have a traditional theme wherein baby shower decorations would include silver and china.

However more and more baby shower parties are adopting modern themes that make use of popular cartoon characters. The baby shower decorations for this type of baby shower party are centered on the specific character used as theme. Many stores that specialize in baby shower decorations have a wide assortment of designs for baby shower decorations.

Ideas for baby shower decorations

Baby shower decorations need not be big and expensive. Imagination and creativity play a big part in the selection and arrangement of baby shower decorations. With a little ingenuity, putting together a baby shower party need not break the bank.

When setting up the area of the baby shower party, it is often best to stick to simple baby shower decorations that will not make the place look too gaudy. Seasonal flowers and a number of party toys for baby shower decorations make for a simple yet cozy gathering for a baby shower party among family and friends.

For a more elaborate baby shower party, baby shower decorations will include a lot more than flowers and a few toys. But fortunately most of these items can be re-used for other occasions like a child’s birthday party. Or the host may give the baby shower decorations to the couple after the party as souvenirs or toys for the new baby.

Inexpensive baby shower decorations

Balloons are a great way to perk up the scene of any party. Colorful balloons can be arranged together to create a focal point at the tables of the baby shower party. In addition, to prevent the balloons from flying off, small baby items like baby bottles or soft plush toys can be tied at the end of the string.

Everyday, ordinary baby items also make great baby shower decorations. A baby bath tub can be used as a punch bowl during the baby shower party. The tub may also be used as a receptacle to hold the different gifts given by guests for the mom-to-be. The tub may be decorated with ribbons and balloons to coincide with the theme of the party.

Umbrellas also make for interesting baby shower decorations. These may be hung upside down from the ceiling with colorful streamers tied to the ends of the umbrellas.

Baby shower decorations can be created from simple items. Resourcefulness is the key to creating wonderful baby shower decorations that don’t cost much.

Wondering About Mobile Marketing? Use These Tips! (3)

Wondering About Mobile Marketing? Use These Tips!

One of the worst and most common mistakes that can be made when it comes to mobile marketing is the lack of respect for individuals privacy. This can be extremely intrusive when dealing with personal mobile devices. For more great tips on what to do and not to do with this type of marketing, read on.

Allow your subscribers the option to opt-out of receiving your texts. The format of your messages should automatically include an “opt-out” set of instructions or sentence. You need to use words that get the message across that they can get out of your messages. This includes words like “UNSUBSCRIBE” and “STOP.”

Be sure that you modify your blog so that it looks great on any type of mobile device. This is imperative if you’re using a blog to communicate with people. Your blog might look okay from the Android, but iPhone might slaughter it. You will need to get to work modifying it before other people are scared away.

Test your program before you start it. Customers do not like broken links, or dead images. Have your business, family, or even a few customers test your messages before you start sending them en masse to your market. Get their feedback to perfect whatever might go wrong, and your customers will thank you for it.

Never send out any type of unsolicited messages. This will just be spam to people, and you may end up losing potential customers quickly. If they get a message from someone or some company they don’t know, they will probably just delete it right away, and be a little frustrated.

Remember when mobile marketing that not every mobile device is the same and thus the content you develop needs to cater to the general field and not anything overtly specific. For instance: Some people have slower connections than others, while others have smaller screen sizes. Be encompassing and not specific.

Make your messages viral. Text messages can be very quickly and easily forwarded to other people. Yous should sometimes ask your subscribers to invite their friends if they enjoy your service. Make sure to include opt-in instructions. You may be amazed at how quickly that can make your database grow.

Mobile ads need a stronger call to action than regular ads, so make sure that you’re proficient at providing this type of material. A dozen exclamation points and some words like “must” and “now” aren’t going to cut it. You need to come up with a wording that will persuade people in only a short sentence or two.

Use QR codes on all of your print materials, from business cards to product packaging. This is a great way to give people quick access to all the content you want to provide, from cleaning instructions to alternate uses. You can even have a link to a coupon for future purchases, or a sale page.

To wrap it up, you want to make sure that not only you are getting your message out to the right audience but also doing it in a way that shows respect to your customers. Hopefully this article provided plenty of information to help you with your mobile marketing plan.

Adult Costume Ideas! Spice Up Your BBQ With Cool Costume Theme Parties

Adult Costume Ideas! Spice Up Your BBQ With Cool Costume Theme Parties

Our 2006 Summer has finally arrived, and for all the costume party enthusiasts that just can’t wait for Fall for Halloween to arrive once again, you may be searching for some really cool adult costume ideas for your next hot summer shindig!

The BBQ is ready, the burgers are seasoned, but you want to add a little more pizzazz to your outdoor summer party. So you decide to throw a costume party, but where do you begin? I will help you with some fun ideas that will have your guests requesting a costume encore party for many summer seasons to come.

Throwing a home and backyard costume party is a great way to entertain your guests, and is a fantastic way for new people to meet other individuals in a fun and interactive environment.

If you have gone to a get-together in the past where you don’t know many people, it can sometimes be very awkward, but when you create an interactive theme and add fun costumes, everyone can play the part, plus it allows all the guests to mingle comfortably in a unique non-stressful atmosphere.

Before sending out your invitations, you want to create a costume theme that is not difficult to achieve, and does not cost a lot of money. Some of the most popular theme parties in the past have been Hawaiian, Mardi Gras, Masquerade parties, but how about you get a little more creative and think of something that may not have been done yet, and if you’re having some difficulty coming up with any ideas, let me help you!

If You And Your Guests Love Movies, Fantasy, And Adult Party Themes, Read On!

When organizing a birthday party for children, it’s usually very simple and most kids enjoy being a clown, cowboy & cowgirl, or their favorite sci-fi characters. However, for adults you want to create a little more stimulation for the guests, and create that party theme that people just want to be a part of and talk about for weeks on end afterwards.

How do you go about creating this knockout theme party you ask? It’s simple! First you have to understand the type of guests you are going to invite, and then tailor the theme around what they like and their personalities.

This will determine how risky or tame your adult costume party will turn out to be. You don’t want to go too crazy if you happen to invite your parents, or future In-laws, and you don’t want to go to soft if you have a wild group of friends that like to go all out!

Adult Fun Starts With A Unique Theme And What You Create Around It

Once you determine your guests’ character traits, your next step is to find decorations, and also have your food complement the theme of your party. So you have a wild bunch of partiers? How about having a “Saran Wrap Party”! This one is easy, all you have to do is get all your guests to arrive wearing only Saran Wrap, and they can get as creative as they like, or they can be as revealing as they feel comfortable with. How about having a backyard beach party with a twist. All the men have to wear a one or two-piece women’s bathing suit, and the women have to wear men’s attire such as board shorts and beach shirts.

Now I know you may be asking where the fun is for the women wearing guys attire. The whole purpose is to get the guys in those g-string bikinis and create a really funny atmosphere. The men will be feeding off the humour and the women will feel less intimidated and possibly more open to the environment when meeting new guys at your party.

Whatever you decide to do, have fun and use your imagination. Get balloons, streamers, and lots of fun decorations, because they will really add to your theme and party atmosphere.

If you need to find costumes and accessories, and you just don’t have the time to drive all over town to find something really cool, consider many of the online costume shops that are offering fantastic summer deals! This is the best time to find what you need, because it’s not as busy as the fall season, and you will get your selected items quickly, and just in time for your next summer costume bash. Good luck and have fun!

Landlord’s Corner – Apartment lease agreement Late fees in Ohio

Landlord’s Corner – Apartment lease agreement Late fees in Ohio

A. Limits As To Amounts

There are two lines of cases in Ohio which deal with whether courts will enforce lease provisions allowing a landlord to charge tenants for late fees. These lines of cases come to slightly different conclusions, but the bottom line is that landlords need to be very careful in charging tenants for late fees.

The first line of cases comes to us from the Eighth Appellate District. In the case of Siara Management v. Nedley, 1992 Ohio App. LEXIS 5265 (Oct. 15, 1992) Cuyahoga App. No. 61433, unreported, the lease called for the tenant to pay $30.00 in late fees if he was late five days, and $70.00 more if he were late ten days. The landlord tried to charge these amounts to the tenant and litigation ensued.

The Eighth Appellate District held that there is distinction between liquidated damages (allowable) and penalty clauses (not allowable) and that the court would use a three part test to distinguish between the two. Late fees would be allowable as liquidated damages if they were designed to compensate the landlord for damages which were:

(1) uncertain as to amount and difficult of proof, (2) the contract as a whole is not so manifestly unconscionable, unreasonable, and disproportionate in amount as to justify the conclusion that it does not express the true intention of the parties, and if (3) the contract is consistent with the conclusion that it was the intention of the parties that damages in the amount stated should follow the breach thereof.

In Nedley, the landlord did not make it past the first hurdle of the test. All that the landlord argued in court was that the late payment by tenants led to late payment charges assessed to the landlord by his creditors. The Court reasoned that “Any party due money could claim that the resultant decrease in cash flow might result in late charges against it. That is unduly speculative.” Had the landlord come to the court with evidence that the tenant’s late payment had caused him to incur damages in specific amounts, then those specific amounts might have been recoverable.

The Eighth District Court of Appeals also came to a similar conclusion in 200 W. Apartments v. Foreman, 1994 Ohio App. LEXIS 4081 (September 15, 1994), Cuyahoga Co. App. No. 66107 regarding a late fee of only $2.00 per day. In that case the court also found it significant that the landlord had shown no proof of its actual damages.

However, another of Ohio’s appellate district treated the matter very differently. In the case of Calabria v. Green, 1995 Ohio App. LEXIS 3903 (September 8, 1995), Trumbull Co. App. No. 95-T-5181, the Eleventh Appellate District Court held that while late charges of $10.00 per day (for 38 days) was not enforceable, “an agreed upon, one-time late fee, that is reasonable in proportion to the rental rate, and that has a rationale basis supporting the imposition of the charge, is proper.”

The Eleventh District Court of Appeals again came to the same conclusion in the case of Wadsworth v. Starcher, 1998 Ohio App. LEXIS 2909 (June 26, 1998) Trumbull Co. App. No. 97-A-0054. In Wadsworth, the Court agreed with the trial court that $5.00 per day in late charges over 92 days was not enforceable, and that the trial court’s reduction of the late fees to $100.00 was proper.

It is clear that “parties to a lease agreement can agree to anything they wish within the limits of the law.” Village Station Assoc. v. Geauga Co. (1992), 84 Ohio App.3d 448 at 451. The real question is: what are “the limits of the law”? R.C. 5321.14 prohibits parties to a lease from agreeing on illegal or unconscionable terms.

B. No Late Fees Under Oral Contracts

Where there is only an oral contract between the landlord and the tenant, at least one Ohio Court has held that no late fees can be assessed. Neubauer v. Patzkowsky, 1992 Ohio App. LEXIS 2919 (June 2, 1992) Franklin Co. App. No. 91AP-1236.

C. Waiver of Late Fees

Some landlords will try to collect late fees which have piled up over months and months. In the case of Habegger v. Paul, 2004 Ohio App. LEXIS 1971 (April 30, 2004) Wood Co. App. No. WD-03-038, a landlord sued the tenant for late fees which accumulated over a 14 month period. The Sixth District Court of Appeals held that the landlord waived his right to collect the late fees upon eviction by continuing to accept the tenants’ rent payments and not pursuing eviction until approximately 14 months after the first late payment. The Court reasoned that:

A party may voluntarily relinquish a known right through words or by conduct. State ex rel. Ford v. Cleveland Bd. Of Edn. (1943), 141 Ohio St. 124. In Galaxy Development Ltd. Partnership v. Quadax, Inc., 2000 Ohio App. LEXIS 4651 (October 5, 2000) Cuyahoga Co. App. No. 76769, the Eighth District Court of Appeals found that the landlord waived its right to collect holdover rent from the tenant by continuing to accept the original rental payments after expiration of the lease. The Galaxy court cited Finkbeiner v. Lutz (1975), 44 Ohio App.2d 223, wherein lessees failed to make timely payments of rent on numerous occasions and lessors accepted the late payments. The Finkbeiner court held that the failure of the lessors to make timely objection to the late payment of rent amounted to a waiver.

Courts in Ohio will not allow a landlord to collect late fees which have piled up over a significant period of time.

D. Dangers for the Landlord

Where a landlord can get into trouble with late fees is in a dispute over a security deposit. Let’s say the landlord has collected a security deposit in the amount of $500.00. The tenant leaves at the end of the lease term. The landlord finds $300.00 in damages at the apartment and also assesses $250.00 in late fees. Perhaps the landlord cannot show the court actual damages in the specific amount of $250.00. Maybe there was only an oral agreement between the landlord or the tenant. Perhaps the $250.00 in fees resulted from the landlord’s practice of letting the late fees pile up over time.

If any of these are the case, there is a good chance that even in the more landlord sympathetic appellate districts, the landlord will only be allowed to charge the tenant a greatly reduced amount if the facts fit the first example, and perhaps nothing at all if the facts fit the second or third examples.

This will leave $100.00 or more that should have been returned to the tenant, entitling the tenant to double damages and attorneys fees under Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.16. While double damages in the amount of $200.00 might not be all that big of a deal, wait until you get to the mandatory hearing on reasonable attorneys fees. Now we’re talking real money.

If you are trying to evict a problem tenant and your only basis is a failure to pay late fees, then the arguments above may have a bearing upon the issue of who has the right to possession when you get to the F.E.D. hearing. If a tenant can show the court that he stood ready at all times to pay the late fees, but that the landlord was holding out for an unreasonable amount, or if the tenant can show that he and the landlord engaged in a pattern of conduct of acceptance of late payments without protest, this could defeat the eviction action.

E. Lessons to Be Learned

One of the lessons to be learned from all of this is that late fees are something of a minefield when it comes to using them to reduce the amount of the security deposit returned to a tenant. The same is true when we are talking about evictions based upon a failure of the tenant to pay late fees.

Landlords should be aware of the problems that may arise when late fees are argued. Informing your attorney of your past practices with regard to late fees can save you both a lot of embarrassment, and perhaps allow the attorney to alter course in his arguments to get around potential hurdles.

Looking for Birthday Party Ideas? Here are some great ideas.

Looking for Birthday Party Ideas? Here are some great ideas.

Having a memorable birthday party means coming up with some great birthday party ideas. If you are having a birthday party for your child or anyone who is a child at heart, you will want to plan it to be fun and exciting! Birthday parties are a great excuse to meet friends and family and enjoy a day of laughter and smiles. Having some basic plans for the day, will make in not only go smoothly, but it will allow the planner time to enjoy themselves as well.
Think all you need to do is buy a few presents and a cake and call it a day? Doing some extra planning makes it fun and enjoyable for everyone. For instance, take a few minutes at the nearest craft store or maybe party supply store and look at all the birthday party supplies available. You will definitely find things like birthday party invitations and decorations, but you will also find birthday party games and even birthday party theme ideas! Especially if you are planning a kids birthday party, you will want to pick a theme. Themes can range from children’s characters like Elmo and Disney characters to simple things like horses or cars. Find something that fits the child’s tastes and interests well. You can usually find table clothes, invitations, balloons, birthday party favors, and more to match the theme you have chosen.
Of course, you can always make the birthday party a surprise! This element works well on just about anyone. Try doing this with an adult who thinks their birthday has gone unnoticed. Or, a child who thinks they are just getting a few toys and pizza! What a memory that will be! Don’t want a surprise? Try planning the birthday party as a nice dinner out with just the closest of friends. Find out what their favorite restaurant is or favorite theme park. Make it a picnic or a day at the beach.
Birthday’s aren’t just about getting a few gifts. They are about family and friends celebrating the day a person special to them was born. They are about celebrating the life that person leads and showing affections and respect. Make it special to that person. While you may enjoy a big party with lots of people, others would rather a quiet night at home with a few close friends. Great food, great friends and family, and a day planned in their honor will make any person feel special and feel important. This is what we hope to gain in a birthday party, right?

Business Professionals Applications

Business Professionals Applications

In today’s business world, you have to be ruthless and constantly taking note of the changing financial environment you are in. One of the greatest ways to do this is have a device that allows you to accurately control your expenses as well as keep track of how your money is being spent. If you have an Apple iPhone, than you most likely have a life that requires detail and organization. When it comes to finances, you must be extremely organized in order to make sure that your money isn’t being thrown around. And when you have an iPhone, you are able to add applications to your device, that will help organize your life. One of the best productivity applications for the iPhone is the JustAddMoney Expense Tracker.

This amazing application not only allows you to keep track of your money, but also you are able to share this information through a multi-user online tracker. This is perfect for a business that wants to be constantly updated on the financial happenings of the company. With this application, you are able to update your expenses in real-time, by entering in checks, receipts, credit card purchases and even how much cash you currently have. Since you are able to add additional users to the expense tracker, you can see how much money everyone has spent before making the next big purchase.

One of the coolest features about this application is how it can accurately manage your finances, no matter how complex they are. If you are running a business, and you want to keep your decision making employees up-to-date with all of the financial happenings, than you can do so by creating an account for them. After you have created an account, you can transfer money from these accounts, organizing expense categories and even create financial reports based on a certain date. This will keep your financial reports extremely organized and easy to understand.

Also, when you have this application, you can have real-time updates to how much money has been spent, and where. This will save you time in waiting for your checks to clear with the bank, and also will keep you from being surprised when you open your credit card billing statement.

Another great application for the business-minded, as well as those who want to keep information private, is the Mobile Password Safe. In today’s world, it is very important that you have a secure place to store all of your sensitive passwords, and what is a better place that your cell phone. You always have access to these passwords, however, only you are able to gain this access to the passwords. How this system works is you create labels for your passwords, and then put the actual password within the application.

After you have done so the passwords are actually decrypted into your browser, which means that plain text will never be transferred to the various servers. By doing so, this means your passwords can never be hacked and you are provided with 100% safety and security. If you have many passwords to sensitive locations, or if you just want to keep your online banking password even more protected, you will love this application.

Fortune Telling Party Theme Ideas

Fortune Telling Party Theme Ideas

I see a fun theme party in your future…
This popular theme party can be prepared in less than a day, or in only a few hours for those high energy hosts!
Activity Ideas
The central part of a fortune telling party is telling fortunes and reading tarot cards.
Have a least one table with a crystal ball. If you can’t find one, you can always use a large snow globe of some kind.
Other great games include a Ouija board and Magic Eight ball.
Decorations
*Hang beaded curtains at the door entry.
*Hang zodiac pinatas around the room for a fortune telling theme.
*Use lava lamps as table centerpieces.
*For a mystical effect, add plenty of glow products.
Costumes/Dress Attire
A gypsy type garb is perfect for a fortune telling party. Complete your outfit with scarves, lots of bangle type bracelets, and hoop earrings.
Invitations
Purchase decks of tarot cards and place an invitation inside. The decks can be mailed or hand-delivered to each recipient.
You can also create you own theme by drawing fortune telling themes such as a moons, stars, astrological signs, etc.
Food/Drink
Snack and finger foods are most popular, since they can be eaten while participating in games and readings.
The best drinks include popular mixed drinks with a neat blend of colors. Be sure to have soda on hand for the non-alcoholic set as well as water for all.
Have a mystical theme party!

Top 10 Most Popular Theme Party Ideas For Adults

Top 10 Most Popular Theme Party Ideas For Adults

Who said theme parties are just for kids?
I’ve picked out the most popular party themes for adults, sure to bring out the “kid” in you.
If you are looking to host a party that is sure to go over well, check out the tried-and-true party ideas below.
Hawaiian Luau Party
Welcome each guest with an “aloha” and a kiss on the cheek. Hand a lei to all guests, and a silk flower for the women to put in their hair.
Think balmy and exotic! Bright and colorful is sure to set a tropical ambiance.
The best drinks include Margaritas, Mai Tais, Pina Coladas, Bahama Mamas, and Frozen Daiquiris. Be sure to have Hawaiian punch on hand for the non-alcoholic set as well as water for all.
Be sure to have a limbo contest to see “how low can you go” and a hula contest for great fun.
Wine Tasting Party
A wine tasting party doesn’t have to be reserved for the well-versed wine connoisseur. Get your friends together for an informal potluck party, with each guest bringing his/her favorite wine. Food should be simple appetizers as well as cheese and bread. Provide index cards for guests to rate their favorites.
Bunco Party Theme
Bunco is a great game is rapidly taking over in our living rooms. It’s not your grandmother’s canasta game! Bunco allows for regular get-togethers with family, friends, and neighbors as you can meet on a monthly basis, while rotating hosts. It’s fast paced and gets you mixing with all players (usually 12) as you rotate from table to table.
Fortune Telling Theme
I see a fun theme party in your future…
A gypsy type garb is perfect for a fortune telling party. Complete your outfit with scarves, lots of bangle type bracelets, and hoop earrings.
Have a least one table with a crystal ball. If you can’t find one, you can always use a large snow globe of some kind.
Other great games include a Ouija board and Magic Eight ball.
Mexican Fiesta
Go “South of the border” for a festive theme party. Great decorations include inflatable cactus, chili peppers, boots, and sombreros.
The signature drinks for a fiesta party are margaritas and Corona beer.
Be sure to play plenty of fiesta music as you shake your maracas!
Casino/Las Vegas Night
The central theme is friendly gambling- either for prizes or just for fun.
The most popular games tend to be blackjack and poker. For the non-gambling type, include simple games like bingo and other popular card games.
Give each guest poker chips, play money, and dice when they arrive. Great decorations include hanging fuzzy dice and lots of black and red balloons. For a Las Vegas style nightlife effect, add plenty of glow products.
Decade Party (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s)
Decade theme parties are extremely popular and can be also be used for themed birthday parties as well. Guests have lots of fun dressing in outfits from their high school and college days.
Flowered pants, peace signs, and John Lennon glasses are great for a 60’s theme.
Bell-bottom Levi’s or Wranglers are great for that 70’s party- or go all out with your leisure suit.
Punk wigs, mezpahs, and jelly bracelets are great for a retro 80’s look.
Dinner Party
There are many options for putting together a great dinner party. Depending on your own style, the dinner party can range from casual and entertaining, to gourmet and polished.
The three most popular types of dinner parties tend to be dessert, cocktail, or international food themed.
For a more casual party, use a potluck style. Guest can bring along a dish of their choice. This can be a full course American meal or international cuisine. You can choose to be dessert or cocktail party specific.
Magic Theme Party
Planning a magic party doesn’t have to be “tricky” after all. Go all out with your black top hat and magic wand as you get your guests to learn simple card tricks. Tricks can range from easy to more special effects.
Great decorations include hanging black top hats and lots of black and red balloons. For a magical effect, add plenty of glow products.
Western Theme Party
Think rustic and hearty!
Old lanterns, jugs, and bales of hay make great decorations. You can also use kerosene lamps and washtubs as accents.
A game of horseshoes next to a roaring bonfire is a great activity for socializing. Sing-along western songs can liven up the bunch, and karaoke takes cowboy tunes to a new dimension.
Games to play can include competitions in roping, or using a lasso to catch an object.
I hope these ideas helped spark some ideas for your upcoming theme party. Have a sensational celebration!

Use The Power Of Mobile Marketing For Your Business (5)

Use The Power Of Mobile Marketing For Your Business

One of the worst and most common mistakes that can be made when it comes to mobile marketing is the lack of respect for individuals privacy. This can be extremely intrusive when dealing with personal mobile devices. For more great tips on what to do and not to do with this type of marketing, read on.

Be sure to advertise your mobile marketing options via other communication channels such as social media sites, print campaigns and your web site. With the tremendous volume of mobile applications and trends available to customers, directing them to your mobile options may be the difference between them signing up and not knowing it is an option.

It might be a good idea to send useful links and information instead of promoting your products once in a while. People will get tired of received promotional offers constantly and will unsubscribe from your campaign if they do not need new products. Keep them interested by sending relevant content.

Find a way to get your customer’s phone number. Ask them to sign up for a member’s club or simply give them a sheet to fill in when they buy something at your store. Make them understand that you will be sending them messages about products and discounts in the future.

When creating a QR code for printed advertisements, use a URL shortener to keep the QR code as simple as possible. Simple QR codes are easier to scan. If your potential customer has to attempt to scan a QR code multiple times they might give up, costing you a customer.

Keep setting expectations and keeping yourself safe, legally. After a person opts-in, or even during the process, inform them of how often they can get text messages from you. Also, give them an “opt-out” option if the messages are too frequent or if they want to avoid possible message charges. Always include the line, “standard rates may apply.”

Make sure that your business has a presence on social media websites, and includes links to them on your business website. Social media have their own mobile versions of their websites in addition to mobile apps that have a relationship with them. This is another way for your business to connect with consumers easily.

Be sure that you modify your blog so that it looks great on any type of mobile device. This is imperative if you’re using a blog to communicate with people. Your blog might look okay from the Android, but iPhone might slaughter it. You will need to get to work modifying it before other people are scared away.

Make unsubscribing to your mobile ad simple and easy to improve your image with the customer. As difficult as it may be to make unsubscribing easy, your recipients will view you as a reasonable and worthy merchant whom they can trust. Chances are very good that anyone who unsubscribes was never going to purchase anyway so you save yourself some pointless promotion too!

To wrap it up, you want to make sure that not only you are getting your message out to the right audience but also doing it in a way that shows respect to your customers. Hopefully this article provided plenty of information to help you with your mobile marketing plan.