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Welcome to Mediawise, a publication from the Visual Media Alliance, for professionals who create and buy visual media. Each month, we'll be sending you news, tips and information that will enhance and broaden your knowledge of the field.
Collection Services
Benefit VMA Members
When it comes to things like pulling credit reports or collecting on past due invoices, most business owners find every excuse in the book avoid these tasks. Yet, we know just how crucial to your business's success these things are and so they are part of VMA's Cash Management Suite of services. Collection Services are offered through our partnership with AGA Collection. Please contact VMA at 800.659.3363 or for more details on how to access this program.
What's Next in
High-Tech Retail?
A recent study shows that 61% of shoppers prefer to shop at stores with AR features over those that don't. It's no wonder retailers are embracing the technology as it gives customers a truly personalized, interactive experience. Discover how major brands like IKEA, Target, Starbucks, and more are using AR to provide better shopping experiences for their customers, leading to greater brand loyalty and increased sales. Direct Marketing News has a white paper that tells all.
The Pros and Cons of
A Hosted VoIP Solution
By 2020 there will be 204.8 billion corporate VoIP users, accounting for over $86 billion in global revenues. VoIP is an exceedingly fast growing market, however, it may not be the best option for your company. Because of this, it is extremely important to dive into the distinctions involved in this solution so you can choose the best system for your company. Compare Business Products has put together a guide that delves into The Pros and Cons.
The Carbon Footprint of
Email (Is Quite Large!)
How much carbon dioxide (CO2) could possibly be emitted from sending an email? A tiny puff perhaps! But when multiplied by the number of emails worldwide the carbon footprint of email becomes a significant size. A recent article in The Switch of The Washington Post draws attention to how our tech habits affect how much power is used and the environmental consequences of email. An article by Phil Reibel for explains how experts figure email CO2.
The Great Canadian
Shoreline Cleanup Ads
The print ads for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup emphasize that garbage drives wildlife out of their habitats. The purpose of the project was to make people think about the effect of garbage on our shorelines, and to drive people to sign up for The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. Our target audience was socially conscious Canadians from coast-to-coast, with a focus on major markets like Toronto and Vancouver.
FedEx Discounts
Help Bottom Line
How much can FedEx save you? 15 to 64% on select FedEx services. FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. As a company-level member of VMA, you are also automatically eligible for Printing Industries of America's National Buying Power Program. For more details and access to the discount, go to or call 800.475.6708 (Eastern Time). VMA Staff Contact: Sue Benavente,, 415.489.7622.
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