interlinkONE Recognized as a Silver Datacenter in Microsoft’s Partner Network

interlinkONE Recognized as a Silver Datacenter in Microsoft’s Partner Network for 15th Year

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(Wilmington, MA, July 16, 2015) – interlinkONE Inc., an industry leading provider of innovative marketing software products, was recognized by the Microsoft Partner Network as a Silver Datacenter for 2015 for its commitment to creating and delivering innovative customer solutions, software and services based on Microsoft technologies and its dedication to excellence.

interlinkONE was first recognized as a Silver Datacenter in 1997. As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, interlinkONE is able to provide its customers with outstanding software products and service, including access to sales, presales and technical support to help deliver quality infrastructure solutions to its customers.

Along with infrastructure solutions, being a member of the network allows interlinkONE to provide private cloud, management and virtualization deployment planning services, as well as enhance its consulting services for its customers.

“We’re very proud to be recognized as a Silver Datacenter here at interlinkONE,” said Adam Meixler, Director of IT. “We’ve been a Microsoft Certified vendor for 15 years and look forward to serving our customers with the implementation of Microsoft server platforms and management of these resources for years to come.”

Through its membership in the partner network, Microsoft works closely with interlinkONE to meet its solution and deployment needs, in turn, giving interlinkONE’s customers the best products possible and in a timely manner.

“Being a part of the Microsoft Partner Network is extremely beneficial for us and our customers,” said John Foley, Jr., President and CEO of interlinkONE, Inc. “Our partnership connects us with not only Microsoft, but other partners in the network, making it easier for us to develop products for our customers to install, customize and manage successfully.”

Membership in the partner network also gives interlinkONE access to technical training courtesy of Microsoft to offer new perspectives and differentiate its offerings for customers.

About interlinkONE

interlinkONE provides software to industry leading Fortune 50 financial services, insurance agencies, health care, hospitality organizations and other service providers.

ilinkONEpro, interlinkONE’s flagship distributed marketing platform, includes capabilities for customer communication management, online ordering and storefronts, sales and CRM, warehouse management, web-to-print and variable data printing.

interlinkONE has also created award winning mobile products, including QReate and Track and iFlyMobi. QReate and Track allows users to create, customize and measure QR Codes for marketing efforts while iFlyMobi gives users the capability to create mobile websites and ensure their content is optimized for the mobile audience.

Join me at this year’s IPMA Conference!

As the print, mailing, and fulfillment industries continue to change, and budget cuts become more and more common, there’s no denying the severe threat of outsourcing that every in-plant faces.

At this year’s IPMA Conference, I’m excited and honored to be one of the keynote speakers, delivering my presentation, “Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for In-Plant Facilities.” During this session, I will guide you through your business transformation by demonstrating how to market your in-plant services internally and how to become responsive to your customers’ changing needs.

For in-plants looking to add value to their parent organizations, my keynote will address the new rules for marketing your in-plant, how to adapt your in-plant to current industry practices, and how to incorporate new offerings based on demand to your in-plant. When it comes down to it, there’s nothing more vital to your in-plant’s success than learning how to market your in-plant services internally and becoming responsive to your customers’ changing needs. So, if you’re ready to add value and increase profitability, it’s time to take the leap and embrace business transformation.

Business transformation is a topic that I am passionate about and can’t wait to share my insight at this year’s IPMA Conference. Be sure to catch my keynote on Monday, June 15th at 12:00PM. In addition, join Karen DeWolfe and me on Sunday, June 14th at 2:00PM for a Social Media Roundtable, join me on Monday, June 15th at 2:00PM as I moderate an Operations Track, “Business Transformation with Canon Customer Panel,” and on Tuesday, June 16th at 2:00PM, Samantha Lake and I will be leading a Management Track, “Making Your In-Plant Appealing to Millennials.” Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

To register for the conference, click here. Also, check out my video below for a special sneak peak into my presentation at the event.

John Foley, Jr. to Deliver Keynote at 2015 IPMA Conference

interlinkONE CEO and President, John Foley, Jr., to Deliver Keynote Luncheon at the 2015 IPMA Conference

John Foley Jr. headshot(Wilmington, MA) – John Foley, Jr., CEO and President of interlinkONE, will deliver the first keynote luncheon at this year’s IPMA Conference on Monday, June 15th at 12:00 pm.

John’s keynote luncheon, “Business Transformation: A New Path to Profitability for In-Plant Facilities,” will explore the severe threat of outsourcing that every In-Plant faces as the print, mailing, and fulfillment industries continue to change and budget cuts become more and more common.

“John has always been at the forefront of our industry. I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve felt and known for years. I secretly call him the man that invented QR codes. John is how I was first introduced to QR codes and from there they were everywhere within the next few years. Fast forward a few more years later and he’s earning the recognition as one of Forbes’ top 50 CMOs on social media,” says Carma Goin, IPMA’s Executive Director. “John is always ahead of the game. He gets excited about helping organizations be successful and is willing to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with you. You can’t help but get excited yourself. I’m sure you will enjoy what he has to say about business transformation and get excited about your transformation.”

For In-Plants looking to add value to their parent organizations, this keynote will address the new rules for marketing your In-Plant, how to adapt your In-Plant to current industry practices, and how to incorporate new offerings based on demand to your In-Plant. As John Foley, Jr., states, “when it comes down to it, there’s nothing more vital to your In-Plant’s success than learning how to market your In-Plant services internally and becoming responsive to your customers’ changing needs. So, if you’re ready to add value and increase profitability, it’s time to take the leap and embrace business transformation.”

Don’t miss out on John’s keynote luncheon and the 2015 IPMA Conference. Click here to register.

Event Details

Event: 2015 IPMA Conference: SPLASH OF COLOR
Date: Sunday, June 14 – Thursday, June 18
Location: Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando, FL

A Special Message from John

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John Foley, Jr. is the CEO and President of software and marketing solution company, interlinkONE, and author of the industry acclaimed series, Business Transformation, including his latest release, Business Transformation: A New Path to Profitability for In-Plant Facilities which will be debuted at the IPMA conference. A world renowned speaker, John is recognized as a thought leader in the areas of marketing, technology development, and business transformation. With a strong background and history in print and direct marketing, John has the experience and knowledge to help In-Plants transform their businesses to meet the challenges faced by in-house print, mail, and marketing facilities on a daily basis. John Foley, Jr. is educational and engaging, leaving audiences inspired and informed. For interview requests, sales questions, or other needs, please use the media contact listed below.

Media Contact:
Donna Vieira
Vice President, Marketing
interlinkONE
donnav@interlinkONE.com

John Foley, Jr. to Deliver Keynote at the 2015 NEDMA Annual Conference

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interlinkONE and Grow Socially CEO/CMO, John Foley, Jr., to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2015 NEDMA Annual Conference

(Wilmington, MA, April 16, 2015) – John Foley, Jr., CEO/CMO of interlinkONE and Grow Socially and Forbes’ 15th most influential Chief Marketing Officer on social media, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s New England Direct Marketing Association (NEDMA) Annual Conference on Wednesday, May 27th at 8:30 am.

John’s keynote address, “Once Upon a Time: Using an Ancient Skill to Find Success in a Modern World,” will explore how organizations can increase sales and engage their target audience by using the ancient skill of storytelling.

“We’re honored to have John Foley keynote because he is an incredibly influential integrated marketing thought leader, spanning mobile, digital, and direct mail,” says Beth Drysdale, NEDMA’s Managing Director. “His knowledge, case studies, and engaging style will provide relevant, valuable takeaways for our audience and set the tone for our event, which is all about integrated marketing and helping people become better marketers.”

“The interlinkONE and Grow Socially teams have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Annual Conference in the past and have learned a great deal from attending, and this year I am honored to be able to deliver the keynote to the NEDMA audience,” says John Foley, Jr.

For organizations of all sizes looking to create a lasting impression with their audience, this keynote will address how to use the art of storytelling to engage with their target audience and find success in the modern world. As John Foley, Jr., states, “when it comes down to it, there’s nothing our brains crave more than a well-crafted, captivating story. So, if you’re ready to increase sales and engage your listeners, it’s time to forgo some of the data and start using storytelling to make a personal connection with your clients and donors.”

Don’t miss out on John’s keynote address and the NEDMA Annual Conference. Click here to register.

Event Details

Event: NEDMA Annual Conference: It’s All Direct!
Date: Wednesday, May 27 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Bentley University, Waltham, MA

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John Foley, Jr. is the CEO and CMO of interlinkONE and Grow Socially. As a world renowned speaker, John is recognized as a thought leader in the areas of marketing, strategy, and organization transformation. With a strong background and history in direct marketing, John has the experience and knowledge to help businesses meet today’s challenges. For interview requests, sales questions, or other needs, please use the media contact listed below.

Media Contact:
Donna Vieira
Vice President, Marketing
interlinkONE and Grow Socially
donnav@interlinkONE.com

interlinkONE Featured in TechCreative Case Study: Marketing and Mobile

Recently, I was interviewed by Boston based Semper, LLC for a case study in their TechCreative series. The case study, titled “With A Recognized Social Media Leader At Its Helm, A Marketing Solutions Provider Helps Clients Reach Mobile Customers” really focuses on the combination of two of my passions; technology and marketing.

It was an honor to share both my story, as well as the history of interlinkONE, my marketing services company Grow Socially, and interlinkONE’s QR Code generation and tracking application, QReateandTrack.com with them. They did a wonderful job with the case study, and I am very excited for everyone to have the chance to read it now that it has been published.

I invite you to read the case study, and please leave comments or share this post throughout your social media channels.

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Thank you for your continued support, and thanks to Semper, LLC for showcasing both my and interlinkONE’s achievements in marketing and mobile.

A Quick History of Print Media

Advertising would not be the same without print media. Whether it be printed texts, images or a combination of the two, print media includes a wide range of printable materials, including magazines, newspapers, brochures, soft and hardback books and more. In terms of modern society, print media has greatly influenced the way we think as well as the way we learn.

Print MediaPaper was created in A.D. 105 in China. Just a mere forty years later, the first movable type of invented, yet it was several hundred years later that print reached Europe. Pamphlets and books started to be printed in an efficient manner two hundred years later.

Once the printing press was developed, the next major advancement to take place in print media was the creation of different typefaces. The “Roman” typeface was created around 1470, which proved to be much simpler to read than the typeface that had previously been used.

It wasn’t until 1880 that photos could “be printed in a range of full tones.” Once the photos started being printed, this caused there to be the ‘rise of celebrities.’ It was the tabloids, such as the New York Daily Mirror, that transformed celebrity status as we know it today by doing photo spreads of famous people.

Over the next century, new typefaces were created and print media started to be modernized to what it is today. Toward the end of the 20th century, the Internet made its way into the hands of the public, and this of course largely affected print media.

The Internet positively affects print media because people from all over the world are able to work together to create further advancements in print media. On the other hand, it affects it negatively because not as many people turn to print media like they did in the past. For example, instead of reading a paper newspaper, many people now receive online digital versions.

The one thing that cannot be denied is that print media is still here, and as it evolves, we have to continue to find unique ways to incorporate it into our marketing efforts.