NJ Real Estate Leader Leverages Internet Marketing to Build Powerful Lead Machine

Middletown, NJ (Vocus) August 3, 2010

When it comes to marketing, real estate agent Chris Walsh considers himself fairly knowledgeable. But he never anticipated just how powerful an effect online could have on the growth of his sales group, Team Chris Walsh, operating out of his top producing Middletown-based agency, RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders.

Says Walsh, “I had a pretty strong base knowledge — conceptually, I understood the type of marketing we needed and how it was all content driven, but needed help in exactly how to structure that content.”

Unfortunately, he could never find the right agency partner to deliver the support he needed. “We’d worked with marketing agencies in the past who just couldn’t deliver.”

Enter CMDS, a Middletown-based internet marketing services company and a former neighbor in Team Walsh’s Tindall Road office building. “We had actually spoken with CMDS a few years ago, but never pulled the trigger on a marketing plan. They had a lot of good ideas, but I was hesitant based on poor past experience with other firms,” explains Walsh.

A member of Team Chris Walsh worked with CMDS on the purchase of a new headquarters building, and kept Walsh in the loop on the firm’s growth. “She was so enthusiastic, always telling me how well they were doing, I thought, ‘These guys must be doing something right, it’s worth revisiting the conversation.’’’

In 2009, Walsh took the leap and engaged CMDS. “They took our existing site and did a complete overhaul of the infrastructure. Internally, they did a lot of production work — adding new pages and features like a blog, inquiry forms, and calls to action on every page. Once the infrastructure was in place, CMDS brought us in and explained exactly what we needed in terms of content and how to develop it.”

Working together, CMDS and Team Chris Walsh launched a site marketing campaign in late December 2009. Within weeks, the program had far exceeded Walsh’s expectations.

“Lead generation took off,” Walsh says, adding that he had to staff up with agents who were prepared to handle the volume of leads. “Some of them were saying, ‘It’s too much, you have to pass these leads to the next guy.’ What they didn’t understand was that they were the next guy,” he laughs.

By May, Team Chris Walsh had achieved a 668.74% increase in visitors — nearly 4400 a month — when compared to the same period in 2009. But as Walsh explains, ““What you have to understand that it’s not just a 600% increase in activity on the site; our conversion rates have gone through the roof.”

As a result, the agency tightened up its lead protocol to work as efficiently as possible. Says Walsh, “Because of the high volume of qualified leads continuously generated by the site, we’re working all the time to improve our process. For example, we recently met with CMDS to fine-tune our inquiry system. They listened to our concerns and suggested the addition of an ‘opt out’ feature for people who want to browse the site but don’t wish to be contacted. As a result, the quality of our leads is better than ever.”

Walsh recognizes the importance of fresh content for keeping his site rankings high. To date, Team Walsh has written hundreds of articles on topics ranging from renter’s insurance to feng shui.

The results speak for themselves. “About two months into the marketing campaign, we were on page 20 of Google for a particular search term. That has steadily risen, and today we’re on page one — higher than companies with dozens of offices and entire full-time marketing teams. To outperform them in a little more than six months is pretty impressive.”

He continues, “Working with CMDS, it’s been a constant climb forward, and I definitely foresee us continuing our efforts. I’d love to multiply my staff by three or four times and our online business by 300-400% as well. My only regret is that I didn’t call CMDS and get started a year earlier!”


RE/MAX’s Team Chris Walsh specializes in all aspects of nj real estate, including both conventional and short sale transactions, and caters to each client by providing them with a highly trained agent that specializes in their particular real estate need. Specialties include, but are not limited to, first time home buyers, FHA buyers, short sale listings, luxury home buyers, new construction, green building, builder listings, rentals, and specific areas of New Jersey. Reach Team Chris Walsh at (732) 933-0200 or visit http://www.teamchriswalsh.com.


CMDS is an award-winning online marketing agency, web design company and SEO company dedicated to generating leads for businesses. Services include website design, online advertising, marketing services and search engine optimization. To learn more, visit http://www.cmdsonline.com or call (732) 706-5555

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Aquatic Development Group, Inc. (ADG) Honored by Aquatics International as Leader in Aquatic Design

Cohoes, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2011

Aquatics International, a subsidiary of Hanley Wood, announces ADG and Gaylord winners in their ?Best of Aquatics? contest.

Gaylord, a western-themed 10-acre resort located in Grapevine, TX, chose ADG as the water feature designer/builder for its outdoor pool and lazy river complex, Paradise Springs. ADG, known for enhancing a themed atmosphere with water features, created attractions that played to the already established western motif.

The Gaylord project features a 600-foot lazy river designed with massive sandstone rockscapes and waterfalls. Those interested in catching some rays can sun bathe on chaises that are located in the lazy river?s beach-like entry where guests can sit in a shallow cove off of the lazy river?s path or they can enjoy Gaylord?s sun lounger deck featuring chaise lounges, umbrellas and cabanas.

The 6,000 sq. ft. family lagoon contains two horse-shoe shaped hot pools with spa-like seating, a waterbasketball zone, a body slide and various waterfalls and sprays. In appealing to all ages, a shaded toddler pool area is located adjacent to the family lagoon.

Continuing with the western theme, additional attractions include a zip line that is ?growing? from a twisted desert tree and a water tower designed to look like a creaky old windmill.

ADG?s reputation and experience in partnering with waterpark operators to develop unique aquatic environments made Gaylord?s choice easy.

About the Award

Aquatics International Best of Aquatics award celebrates the industry?s outstanding aquatics facilities of all varieties ? including government, nonprofit and privately owned operations. Entries were judged on programming, promotional materials, aquatic amenities and community involvement and a panel of respected industry experts independently selected winners.

About Aquatic Development Group

Headquartered in Cohoes, NY and serving customers around the world, Aquatic Development Group, Inc. is a leading designer and builder of world-renowned aquatic theme parks through its project services division. The equipment systems division is focused on manufacturing the associated components for aquatic theme park construction as well as a broad range of commercial pool components, distributed under some of the most respected names in the aquatics industry, including Wavetek

Florida Turbine Engineering Leader Showcases Technology at Rockwell Automation Fair

(PRWEB) November 14, 2011

Turbine Technology Services Corporation (TTS), a full-service gas turbine engineering services firm based in Orlando, Florida, will participate at the Rockwell Automation Fair, one of North America?s largest industrial expos where Glenn Ayala?TTS Business Development Manager for the Americas? will speak on the subject of turbine control retrofits in Latin American power plants.

TTS? Glenn Ayala is scheduled to speak on November 15th, featuring the TMS-1000 control system, which has been installed in power plants in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico following the company?s recent expansion throughout Central and South America.

The Rockwell Automation Fair brings together industrial automation control and information professionals, as well as end users and manufacturers of automation machinery all under one roof, allowing attendees to experience the latest products, services and software in the automation industry.

The TMS-1000 is designed to be a cost-effective, modular solution for retrofitting existing turbine control panels operating on an open architecture platform?a common need for Latin American utilities and energy facilities requiring equipment upgrades and retrofits to maintain operational efficiency and extend its equipment?s technical lifetime.

?We are pleased to have installed the TMS-1000 in power plants from Mexico to the Southern Cone?and all points in between,” said Glenn Ayala of TTS ?Our company has been instrumental in aiding Latin America in its quest to eliminate obsolescence in the power generation and gas compression industries.?

This year the Rockwell Automation Fair will be held at the McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois on November 16-17, 2011 and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary, adding to the automation industry?s interest in attending this important event.

As an energy professional with experience in the power generation and oil & gas industries, Glenn Ayala manages TTS? business development efforts throughout the Americas. Ayala is also a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School, in addition to being a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.

About Turbine Technology Services Corporation:

Turbine Technology Services Corporation provides gas turbine technology expertise and turbine engineering and construction services worldwide. The company?s experience and ability to provide technical solutions has led to the successful management of numerous gas turbine installations and modernization projects, and the provision of innovative and unique engineering solutions to gas turbine customers.

For more information about Turbine Technology Services TMS-1000 and its other products and services, please visit http://www.TurbineTech.com.

For more information:

Lisa Delliacono

Marketing and Sales Manager

Turbine Technology Services Corporation

Email: media(at)turbinetech(dot)com

Phone: 407.826.1796


hfa Develops New Innovative Web Site for Leader in Interior Design Industry

Akron, OH (PRWEB) November 22, 2006

Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. (hfa) has developed and launched a new Web site for Veritas, the newest and most advanced ResinArt™ Panel line from Schneller Inc.

The innovative, streamlined site — http://www.veritasideas.com — created by Akron, Ohio-based hfa’s interactive marketing division, the Buzzwerks™, is the only Web site in the interior design and architectural industries to offer an in-depth, Create-A-Sample tool and an installation view of a full panel for business and consumer applications.

A unique feature to the Web site is that the Create-A-Sample tool allows users to select the textures, interlayers, colors and front and back finishes of their sample. Once a sample is created, the site allows users to obtain the actual sample.

“What separates the Veritas Web site apart from others is its capability to show a full panel in an installation view,” said Phil Novac, director product and market development of Veritas. “This gives the users the ability to see the full scale of the sample.”

One of the goals of the site is to inspire and attract users. One way this was accomplished was by incorporating a lot of flash imagery with product movement.

“The result is a very user-friendly Web site that provides designers with all of the necessary tools and product information they need to design their custom-layered resin as well as a huge marketing advantage in creativity and expediency,” added Novac.

“Veritas is a new product line to the interior design market and we wanted to create a very beautiful, yet functional Web site. The feedback from designers has been very positive and orders via the site have far exceeded our expectations,” added David Kinkelaar, hfa senior account manager.

Another detail of the Web site includes an animation which allows designers to see the possible customization of Veritas ResinArt™ Panels. The animation gradually combines various gauges, colors, interlayers and textures to give a truly unique product.

To view the Veritas Web site, please visit http://www.veritasideas.com.

About Veritas™

Veritas is the newest and most design-forward system of translucent ResinArt™ Panels. Veritas ResinArt Panels are available in limitless colors, encapsulated interlayers and textures that can be combined to give designers full control of design possibilities. They can be formed and fabricated to most specifications. Veritas is design-directed by Marybeth Shaw of Shaw-Jelveh Design, a Baltimore, Maryland-based design firm.

Veritas is a unit of Schneller Inc. With design offices in Paris, France; Singapore, Asia; Tampa, Florida, and Kent, Ohio, Schneller has manufactured decorative panels with unique encapsulated materials for more than 40 years. For additional information on Veritas, please visit http://www.veritasideas.com, or for information on Schneller, please visit http://www.schneller.com.

About hfa

Established in 1940, Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. has served a broad range of retail, consumer, industrial and business-to-business clients on a local, regional, national and international basis. A few of its clients are The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the world’s largest tire company; Carter Lumber and its more than 200 stores; Tremco, North America’s premier provider of roofing restoration and repair services and materials; and Nexa Autocolor (of North America), a world-leading automotive refinishes company serving more than 150 countries.

hfa’s capabilities include marketing; research; strategic planning; print, broadcast, outdoor and specialty advertising; media planning/buying; public relations; interactive strategy development; Internet design and implementation through Buzzwerks™, hfa’s interactive division; sales promotion; direct response; broadcast and video production; and point-of-sale and collateral materials, such as brochures and catalogs. Web sites for hfa and Buzzwerks™, are http://www.teamhfa.com and http://www.thebuzzwerks.com.


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California Stem Cell Leaders Keirstead and Airriess Panelists at Advocacy and Thought Leader Conferences

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

California Stem Cell, Inc. (CSC)?s Hans S. Keirstead, Ph.D. and Chris N. Airriess, Ph.D. are speaking at two significant advocacy and academic conferences: The Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) Conference, June 23 – 26, 2011 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort, Orlando, Florida, and the upcoming Aspen Ideas Festival, June 27- July 3, 2011, Aspen Colorado.

The FSMA Conference was a great opportunity to learn and interact with the world?s leading SMA experts and researchers. Dr. Keirstead presented at the scientific session on Saturday, June 25 and Dr. Airriess participated in the Scientific Panel Discussion, Therapeutic Approaches Targeted at Protection or SMN Replacement, on Sunday, June 26.

?It is both humbling and inspiring to meet the families of FSMA. It is for them that we dedicate our talents, experience and passionate focus on the promise of stem cell therapies to find treatments for motor neuron diseases. All of us at CSC are tremendously grateful for the support of FSMA in the development of our programs to date and we will not stop until we reach our goal,” said Dr. Airriess.

The vision of the Aspen Ideas Festival is to create stimulating and invigorating programs and discussions designed to create a vibrant intellectual exchange among some of the most remarkable minds around the world today.

Later this week, Dr. Keirstead will be speaking on two panels. In his first plenary session, Game Changers: New Technologies to Cure Disease and Treat Injury on Friday, July 1, Dr. Keirstead will discuss the groundbreaking stem cell based treatments that his team has developed, and present his views of the future of this field.

On Saturday, July 2, Dr. Keirstead will discuss the ethics of stem cell use on the Frontiers of Medicine panel with Ezekiel Emmanuel, MD.,Ph.D., Head of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the US National Institutes of Health.

?The Aspen Ideas Festival is a significant opportunity to discuss the state of stem cell research and therapeutic development with many of the world?s thought leaders,” said Keirstead. I am hoping not only to communicate our progress to others outside the field, but also to learn from and be inspired by world class minds and scholars who are as passionate about their work as I am about ours.?


Founded in 2005, the mission of California Stem Cell is to catalyze the efficient development of human therapies based on human pluripotent stem cells. CSC has developed proprietary methods for scalable production of human motor neurons, neuronal progenitors, hepatocytes, and cardiac cells, at high purity, from hPSCs.

CSC is a privately held Delaware Corporation with headquarters and research facilities in Irvine, CA. CSC is currently developing stem cell based therapies for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). CSC also markets high-purity human cells in platforms suitable for high throughput and high content screening of conventional drug candidates using human cell substrates, predictive toxicity of conventional drugs using human cell substrates, and development of experimental research tools

To learn more about California Stem Cell please visit: http://californiastemcell.com

Request to join our group on Facebook: California Stem Cell

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/castemcell


Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) non-profit 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization with 30 Chapters throughout the United States and over 70,000 members and supporters. FSMA provides funding, support, and research for families and children who suffer from SMA, which is one of the leading causes of death in infants and children.

To learn more about FSMA please visit: http://www.fsma.org/


The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: To foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.

To learn more about the Aspen Institute please visit: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/


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MetroShed, Leader of Prefab Modern Sheds, Gets Architectural Re-Design for 2008

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2008

MetroShed, the leader of prefab modern outbuildings in America, has re-designed the popular MetroShed with eight key new features that continues to demonstrate that being ‘green’ and producing ‘prefab’ really can work.

MetroShed has eight key improvements for 2008. The MetroShed now can be installed in half the time, using new stackable pre-fab SIP wall panels, that proves you don’t need any building experience to assemble a MetroShed and no heavy lifting is required. The walls are made even stronger with 4×4 vertical cedar corner support posts, making the MetroShed a true post and beam construction building.

MetroShed also launches ‘Anywhere-Walls’ for 2008 — any wall can go anywhere, making it even easier and simpler to put together the flat pack components of the modern shed that most use as an art studio, home office or guest room.

David Ballinger, prefab pioneer, entrepreneur and MetroShed designer stated, “We’ve made significant changes for 2008 to make assembly even easier for the customer, from quick install floor boxes, to our anywhere-wall system. That’s not all…we’re proud to announce a 9ft. depth for 2008 and a standard 8ft. interior height to the standard 9 foot deep by 13 foot wide Metroshed — that’s a significant gain on interior space, making the MetroShed garden studio seem more open and more usable.”

For colder climates, the cedar roof beams are now much larger with a much deeper roof pitch for water run off and the inclusion of a water sealant kit for all-weather proofing with ease. For warmer climates the double-glazed sliding doors have Low E glass and feature insect bug screens.

Pricing starts at $ 4,995 for a DIY pre-cut kit, making it the most affordable in the modern market for an insulated pre-fab modern shed.

MetroShed proves being ‘green’ and producing pre-fabricated components, such as floor boxes and SIP walls, can greatly lower the price of production. In the past few years, MetroShed is proud to have reduced the price, while increasing the square footage of the standard, most popular Metro Shed garden sheds.

MetroShed has moved into a larger production facility just minutes from Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida to prefabricate the new 2008 MetroShed for California and New York delivery.