Barter Industry Goliaths Report
International Monetary Systems and the ITEX
Corporation recently reported their recent performance metrics, and
their numbers are both dramatic and similar. This head-to-head
competition by two strong CEO�s, IMS�s Don Mardak and ITEX�s Steven
White, who lead and represent well-run, ethical organizations is
very positive for the commercial barter industry.
Trade volume for February totaled more than $8
million. (This amount represents the sales side of the transaction
Gross revenue billed was nearly $1.1 million.
New-client enrollment was an all-time high at
Trade volume for the four-week period ending
March 15 was $17,339,587 (Both sides of transaction.)
Gross revenue billed was over $1.1 million.
New-client registration was 272.
For more information on International Monetary
Systems (OTCBB:INLM) see:
For more information on ITEX (OTCBB:ITEX) see:
Quantum Fund Cofounder Sees Massive Real Estate Bubble Bursting
investment guru Jim Rogers stepped into the U.S. subprime fray on
Wednesday, predicting a real estate crash that would trigger
defaults and spread contagion to other markets.
manager, who co-founded the Quantum Fund with billionaire investor
George Soros in the 1970s and has focused on commodities since 1998,
said the (real estate) crisis would spread to emerging markets which
he claimed now face a prolonged bear run.
prices will go down 40% to 50% in bubble areas. There will be
massive defaults. This time it'll be worse, because we haven't had
this kind of speculative buying in U.S. history,� Rogers said.
�It is going
to be a huge mess,� declared Rogers, who has put his $15 million
mansion on Manhattan's Upper West Side on the market, and is
planning to move to Asia.
Universal Law-Of-Reciprocity Key To
Trade Exchange Success
Every trade exchange owner in the world should
not only be aware of the law-of-reciprocity, but using it, in
the operation of their business.
Trade exchange owners are invited to e-mail
for more information on how you can become �the exchange of choice�
in your area. When e-mailing Bob Meyer, put �Law of Reciprocity� in
the subject line.
As for individuals, they are now in charge of
their own progress. Individuals must realize they are resources with
the responsibility for developing their most important resource,
brainpower, and who need to take more control of their own careers.
In short, you are the CEO of your own career.
Product Placement Still Going Strong
might think marketers have forgotten about the tried-and-true
product placement with all the talk about new digital platforms for
video, a recent survey says it is still a healthy business.
In a new
edition of its annual survey, PQ Media reports product placement
growing worldwide at 37% in 2006 to $3.36 billion, and is
forecasting a slowdown of growth at 30% in 2007 to $4.38 billion.
The growth of
the non-paid part of the product-placement business will cool, too.
This is the biggest part of the industry, including barter and other
valued-added deals. According to the survey, it's estimated to be
just 12.5% in 2007, registering a value of $4.95 billion. By
comparison, the value was $4.4 billion in 2006.
survey says product placement continues to be robust and will have a
strong future. One reason: European growth has been fueled by the
relaxation of rules governing placements through a "Television
without Frontiers" initiative, largely affecting the U.K., Spain and
continues to be the dominant country for paid-product
placement�representing more than 66% of the worldwide business. Next
year, PQ projects the U.S. will pull in $2.90 billion.
will follow the U.S. in terms of size include Brazil, Mexico,
Australia and Japan. China will be the world's fastest-growing
country, projected to grow by 34.5%. The next big increases will
come from the U.S., Italy, India and Canada.
TV is still
the biggest medium to place products, accounting for almost
three-quarters of the entire business. By contrast, product
placements in film are less than half that of TV, with movies
pulling $885.1 million in 2006.
The Easiest $100,000 You�ll Ever
Bring To The Bottomline!
cash, as usual, from the guest accounts staying at your
facility that require the use of professional AV services.
And rather than shouldering your ongoing employee costs, or
your current vendor�s cash agreement for AV services,
here�s a much better alternative:
with a proven national vendor (a sterling 25-year track
record) who will provide all of the AV services for your
hotel on a 100% TRADE BASIS! (Payment to be in the form of
hotel rooms and/or trade dollars.)
Your hotel�s annual AV billings must be a minimum of $200,000, and this
offer is available only in the continental United States.
confidential introduction contact Bob Meyer via e-mail:
(Please type in AV Services On Trade in the subject
line of your e-mail.)
Attention Trade Exchange Owners:
member hotel(s) have a minimum of 10,000 sq. feet of meeting
space and annual billings of at least $200,000 for AV
services this is a great opportunity to earn substantial
cash service fees on the hundreds of thousands of trade
dollars your hotel member will be paying the vendor. Contact
Bob Meyer at the above e-mail.
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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates
Unprecedented Wealth In Today�s New Age Of Possibility
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