Thwapr, Inc. (OTC:THWI)
Thwapr, Inc., a service for mobilizing and monetizing branded video content, announced this month the roll out of an important new way for marketers to measure the success of their mobile video campaigns. THWI's new Analytics Dashboard provides extensive tracking and measurement of mobile video and SMS analytics with graphical charts and graphs that illustrate campaign successes and opportunities.
"Measuring mobile campaigns is key in demonstrating success and ROI for marketers," said Bruce Goldstein, CEO, THWI. "We can help them see in real-time, how their mobile videos are performing and exactly how and when they are engaging with their audience."
THWI customer the NFL's Miami Dolphins, uses the mobile video sharing platform to connect daily with the team's fan base. The Analytics Dashboard allows the Dolphins to track important metrics about the sign up and viewing habits of their fans.
"We have found the Dashboard to be a key tool for understanding the type of content our fans want to see more of," said Scott Stone, senior director of Internet and Publications for the Miami Dolphins. "We can determine the best time of day to send team videos so we achieve the best sign-up rates and engagement with our fans."
The Miami Dolphins are among other professional sports, music and entertainment brands to utilize THWI's mobile video sharing including the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes, the Vans Warped Tour, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the Lordz of Brooklyn, among others.
About Thwapr, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Thwapr, Inc. is a mobile video sharing service that allows brands to mobilize and monetize content, extending its distribution reach while delivering the highest possible quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, THWI's patent-pending "Share to Phone" technology is revolutionizing mobile video, while also revitalizing traditional media by incorporating branded mobile video into print, broadcast, billboards and radio. A cloud-based solution that does not require a download or app, THWI is making mobile video sharing easy, fast and fun for the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices.
To learn more about THWI visit: http://corp.thwapr.com
Proper Power & Energy, Inc. (OTC:PPWE)
Proper Power & Energy, Inc. announced this week that its wholly owned subsidiary, American Resources, Inc. (ARI), has begun production on its 87.5 acres in Western Kentucky.
ARI has completed the re-work on all 4 wells, with those wells online and pumping. "This is an exciting day for us," stated Proper Power President, Andrew Kacic. "This is the beginning of production for Proper Power in Kentucky, and we look forward to increasing our presence."
About Proper Power & Energy:
Proper Power & Energy, Inc. was formed in 2006 as an exploration and production company for oil and gas. PPWE is committed to utilizing a very dynamic system of research and testing, and as a result of this extensive research and testing, have selected several sites with very good to excellent potential for productivity.
To learn more about PPWE visit: http://properpower.com
Fred's Inc. (Nasdaq:FRED) reported sales for the five-week fiscal month and 11-month year-to-date period ended January 1, 2011. Fred's total sales for the month increased 1% to $210.6 million from $209.3 million in December 2009. Comparable store sales for the month rose 0.2% compared with an increase of 1.3% in the same period last year. Fred's total sales for the year-to-date period increased 3% to $1.713 billion compared with $1.663 billion for the same period last year. On a comparable store basis, year-to-date sales rose 2.2% versus an increase of 0.5% in the same period last year.
FREDS, Inc. and its subsidiaries sell general merchandise through retail discount stores and pharmacies in the southeastern United States.*****
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:PGC) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on February 17, 2011, to shareholders of record as of February 3, 2011. Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a bank holding company with total assets of $1.48 billion as of September 30, 2010. Peapack-Gladstone Bank, its wholly owned community bank, was established in 1921, and has 23 branches in Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, Middlesex and Union Counties.
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Peapack-Gladstone Bank that provides financial, trust, and investment services to individuals and small businesses in New Jersey.*****
SurModics Inc. (Nasdaq:SRDX) a leading provider of drug delivery and surface modification technologies to the healthcare industry, announced that it will host a live webcast of its first quarter 2011 conference call on Wednesday, January 26, at 4:00 p.m. CT. The Company will issue an earnings news release after the market closes that afternoon. Gary Maharaj, chief executive officer, and Phil Ankeny, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will recap the first quarter 2011 financial results and accomplishments. To access the webcast, go to the investor relations portion of the Company’s website at www.surmodics.com the day of the conference call and click on the webcast icon.
SurModics Inc. provides drug delivery and surface modification technologies to the healthcare industry.
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