Stock Photography

November 11, 2012

Spencer Print is now an Independent Sales Agent for Getty Images, dealing with their Stock Photography brand “Thinkstock”.

Thinkstock offers millions of premium art-directed and user-generated royalty-free photos, vectors and illustrations selected from Getty Images, iStockphoto, Jupiterimages and our worldwide image partners.

Thinkstock are the only stock subscription designed with one goal in mind — to give you the freedom to focus on being creative. Find out how we do it.

Why choose Thinkstock?

What makes Thinstock unique?

Thinkstock is the only subscription that combines millions of photos, vector art and illustrations selected from Getty Images, iStockphoto, Jupiterimages and worldwide image partners.

Access to premium image collections

Thinkstock is the only subscription that offers images from over 40 unique collections, some of which are the most recognisable and highest quality brands in the world.

Monthly Payments

Thinkstock offers one of the only subscriptions that can be paid in 12 monthly instalments. For less than the price of a few images per month, use as many images as you need to create your best work.

Legal protection
Because we review and edit every image, we are able to offer industry-leading legal protection–anywhere from $10,000 to $250,000–for every Thinkstock image you use in a project. For an overview of licence options and acceptable uses for images

Ideal Solution

Thinkstock is the ideal solution to meet your stock photography requirements, whether it be Image Packs, or Subscription Plans, no matter what type of license you require.

More information here

Smash Solution

October 12, 2012

Smash Solution & Spencer Print

 

Spencer Print is giving away Smash Solution, set to become one of the most powerful marketing suites on the market. Smash Solution has over 20 marketing tools, including the following:-

 

  • Video Conferencing & Video Email
  • Contact Manager
  • Intergrated Calendar
  • SEO & Google Analytics
  • Automated Personal Virtual Assistant
  • Online Automated Training
  • Campaign Manager
  • Social Media Buzz Wall & Post Hub

View the Powerpoint Presentation at the link below to see the incredible features included in this innovative Marketing Suite
Smash Solution Powerpoint Presentation

INCREDIBLE NEWS!

Spencer Print is pleased to announced that Smash Solution is TOTALLY FREE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BEFORE THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH & GET AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION

Live Help Services

April 4, 2012

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On line shopping is great, but has one drawback when compared to shopping on the High Street. It’s lacking the personal touch that a Shopping Assistant can give, & can often lead to potential customers leaving the site, & even worse, basket abandonment..

One way to overcome this is with a Virtual Shopping Assistant service, via Live Call Back & Live Chat.

One such company providing such a service is Klick2Contact.

Klick2Contact EU Ltd have developed a suite of live help services that have been proven to increase on line sales by as much as 25%.

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In addition these services decrease basket abandonment and increase customer satisfaction online through our live chat, call back, video chat and SMS services. We have customers in the UK and in 5 other countries  too where the largest retailer in Central and Eastern Europe uses us across 6 of their brands.

Fast facts:

  • Klick2Contact  maximises a customer’s web visit and increases the likelihood of a sale by offering help at key points in the customer journey
  • Klick2Contact is totally web-based and requires no installation
  • Klick2Contact is FREE to set up
  • Klick2Call Back is an excellent tool for generating sales. You only pay a pre-determined  rate per minute when the customer is called back by their contact centre agent.
  • Klick2Chat is a great service for customer care
  • Can be introduced quickly with no intrusion in your IT environment
  • The live help icons can be completely tailored to your corporate colours, preferences, etc.

One of the leading online clothes retailers in the UK has been using our service very successfully.

Link to their web site

 http://www.brooktaverner.co.uk/?source=ppc&kwd=brandads

Also Garden Bargains, part of Ideal Shopping Ltd:

http://www.gardenbargains.com

In Romania, the biggest web shop in Eastern Europe has been using us since the beginning of the year:

http://www.top-shop.ro

Our customers get an ROI of between 15-20!

Please see also below a short video which will tell you more about our services:

http://tinyurl.com/7674xk6

If you are interested in seeing a demo, it only takes between 30 minutes & 1 hour, and can be viewed on line or at your premises.

Call 01432 870528 to arrange a demo or email m.spencer@klick2contact.com

Improving On Line Customer Services & Sales

April 4, 2012

Klick2Contact EU Ltd have developed a suite of live help services that have been proven to increase online sales by as much as 25%.

Google+ For Business

November 14, 2011

Spencer Print on Google+

On November 15th, Google+ finally rolled out business pages. Now the platform not only enables companies to create pages, but also encourages businesses to grow their following. “I expect brands will notice this and will build marketing plans around it,” said Bradley Horowitz, vice president for products at Google+ in an article for reinforces the potential of the social network for marketing purposes.

On the day Google announced the release of Google+ business pages, hundreds of media outlets covered the story and drew attention to its importance. While many reporters and bloggers viewed it as a great improvement to Google+’s feature set, some decided to take a more controversial angle, viewing the story through the lens of a facebook rivalry.

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. 1. Visit http://plus.google.com/pages/create to create a Google+ Page.
  2. 2. Follow the wizard (it’s much like Facebook’s Page Creaztion wizard)
Google+ accoutn page

Google Account Page

3. Choose the most appropriate option to classify your business.

You’ll be able to select from the following options:-

  1. * Local Business or Place
  2. * Product or Brand
  3. * Company, Institute, or Organization
  4. * Arts, Entertainment, or Sports
  5. * Other

4. Customise your public profile.

The profile basic basics include your tag line (think of it your business’ elveator pitch) and an image (your company logo is a great option). Keep your tag line brief but descriptive.



USING GOOGLE+ FOR BUSINESS  ON YOUR BLOG & WEB SITE

Google follow

To place this “Add me on Google+” widget on your blog or web site simply add this script to your blog or web site.

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type="text/javascript">mbgc='f5f5f5';ww='320';mbc='cecece';bbc='3F7
9D5';bmobc='3b71c6';bbgc='4889F0';bmoc='3F79D5';bfc='FFFFFF';bmofc=
'ffffff';tlc='cecece';tc='6a6a6a';nc='6a6a6a';bc='6a6a6a';l='y';t='
Add_me_on_Google+';fs='16';fsb='13';bw='100';ff='4';lu='6a6a6a';pc=
'4889F0';wh='340';b='s'; 
pid='109337308226786599928';</script><script type="text/javascript" 
src="http://widgetsplus.com/google_plus_widget.js"></script>

To insert a Google+ Feed widget insert the following code:-

<iframe frameborder="0" border="0" cellspacing="0" 
src="http://stream.pluswidget.com/google-plus-
widget/iframe/107927865479255490235/?
width=300&height=500&shell_bg=333&shell_text=fff&shell_links=4D90FE
&post_bg=1e456d&post_text=fff&post_links=4D90FE&scroll_bg=1e456d&sc
roll_handle_text=aaa" width="300" height="500"></iframe

Be sure to insert your own Google+ ID number in the appropriate place.

Accessing your Google Plus user ID is simple:

Google profile tab

1.   Log into your Google+ account

2.  Click on the profile button (see picure above).

3. If you look at the URL in the address bar, it should look something like this:
 
https:://plus.google.com/109337308226786599928/posts

4. The long numerical string in the URL is your Google+ ID. Here is mine from the URLabove:

109337308226786599928
 
Hope this information was useful. If so, please feel free to follow Spencer Print on Google+

The World v Wall Street

October 11, 2011

2012 – A Window to A New Beginning

There are so many negative posts & articles on the Internet about 2012, such as Comet Elenin, Pole Shift, Niburu, Anthrax Threat, Swine Flu , Project HAARP, Corona Mass Ejections etc. What if 2012 was a window on a new age in consciousness?

Genuine Mayans believe in the change in consciousness that is coming. I went to the Yucatan Peninsula last year & visited many Mayan ruins. I was honored & fortunate enough to have my own personal native Mayan guide at Ek Balam. He spoke & could read Mayan. He told me that he, & many other Mayan were really annoyed at the way that Hollywood was portraying the Mayan Calendar & 2012. He told me that 2012 was a window to a new level of consciousness.

This is the same thing that Mayan expert, the late Ian Lungold, was saying years ago, before 2012 became such a major topic. He explained that the Mayan step pyramid explained the evolving states of consciousness through the ages. Each step was shorter, reflecting the increasing speed at each step of change. It’s all part of the plan of the consciousness/divine.

Time to Make a Difference!

The evil elite in this world are spreading these fears, trying to keep us locked & trapped in this awful & evil reality. Now, all over the world, people are asking questions, & waking up to who they truly are.

It is worth noting that Religion has played a key roll in this control & fear.Christianity has hijacked the true Jesus. According to the Gnostic Apostle St. Thomas, the Divine/God is within all of us. We do not need Bishops or organized religion to mediate with God. It is no wonder that the Council of Nicaea decided to keep this book out of the New Bible. I wonder how many souls would have been saved if this book had been part of the New Bible? What a better world we might now be living in We are all part of the same consciousness, and if we harm another person, are we not harming each other?

Mankind is capable of such beauty & love, yet also of such atrocity. As Buchenwald Concentration Camp survivor Elie Wiesel so eloquently put it“Even in the depths of despair & atrocity there was still humanity”

I hope that we are returning to the Golden Era to which we once belonged in, a state we are meant to be in. It’s time to end the endless cycle of wars, & hating people because they have different views, or colour of skin. We should be celebrating our differences, not using them as an excuse to hate.

These differences are contributing to the experience of the whole. I can feel in my heart that this change will happen, & nothing the elite can throw at us will stop this change.

Even findings in Science are confirming this change in consciousness, are true spiritual selves. Quantum Physics says that everything is connected.

Sometimes I feel so frustrated & sad at the vast population’s indifference to all the evil that is happeningThe opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

Its’ time for us all to say “enough is enough, no more wars & killing, & controlling what people can say & think.

The Banks caused this economic crisis. This has resulted in people losing their jobs, & in many cases, having their houses re-possessed. To add insult to injury, the banks are re-possessing the houses. BP and other oil companies continue to poison our oceans, & in all probability suppress Free Energy or more affordable & cleaner alternatives.

It’s all about control & enslaving us, & creaming off everything for the elite few.

INTENT FOR CHANGE!

I’ve just joined a global movement catching fire across the globe — demanding a government that serves the needs of the 99% of us, not the whims of the wealthiest 1%. We can bring the world together in one giant, deafening call for real democracyh9% by clicking this link.

Together we can make a difference!

Media Starting To Take Notice

As this CNN Report says, the Media treated the Wall Street Protests as a joke, but are now having to take the protests seriously. The protests are spreading across many cities in the USA. At last Americans are waking up getting up off their backsides & saying no more!. For too long they have seen their democracy eroded with draconian legislation like the Patriot Bill.

The Arab world has shaken itself from it’s shackles, will the American people do the same? As the video asks below, Is this the American Spring? I hope so, if it is, there is hope for us all. It’s time to take back our planet & democracy.

Is This The American Spring?

Brave Demonstrator Says What’s Needed To Be Said

Rapper Immortal Technique Speaks To RT News at Occupy Wall Street Demo

This guy explains the principles behind the recent protests, & speaks with conviction, passion, & above all, THE TRUTH!

Mobile Trends

June 14, 2011

I run a UK based Print Agency and have been looking for alternative ways to generate income for the company. This is due to the current economic recession in the UK. Companies are tightening their purse strings and one of the first things they cut back on is marketing. This a bad strategy, I believe that in such economic downturns companies should promote themselves more than ever, in order to stay ahead of the competition. Companies are having less print & are looking for alternative ways to make their goods & services. Businesses now use digital media, such as the Internet, particularly social networking, such as Twitter, & Facebook.

However, there is another medium, that is set to explode & change the way we do business for ever. This is mobile phones & other hand held devices.

This mobile technology is the new technological revolution & is set to be the biggest change in the way in which we do business since the Internet (& before that, the invention of the Desktop PC).

It is believed that within 4 years more people will be browsing the Internet on mobile devices than on their desktop PC’s.

mobile trends

Worldwide there are currently 5.282 Billion people who subscribe to mobile phones. It is clear after studying mobile trends for a while that this development was something that businesses ignore at their peril. Need convincing? If so, here are more very significant facts:-

1. Twitter is now used by 13 percent of U.S. adults online, up from 8 percent in November, as more older Americans embrace the service. Among Twitter users who own cell phones, 54 percent have used the mobile devices to access the social-media service, according to a report today by the Pew Research.

2. There are 277 million mobile Web users in China, up 43 million in six months. This amounts to 65.9 percent of total web users in China 420 million, the majority of these also access the Web via PC or laptop, but 11.7 percent of Web users exclusively use mobile to access the Web (this works out about 49 million – or more than the number of people that live in Spain).

3. 90% of the Chinese population aged between 14 & 15 have mobile phones. Out a total population of 1.4 billion that is a potentially huge audience.

4. The growth in mobile phone usage is growing faster than the usage of Desktop PC’s ever did.

5. At the end of 2009 almost 530 million users browsed the mobile Web on their handset. This is forecast to rise to over 1 billion by 2015. IDC (December 2009) estimates there were more than 450 million mobile Internet users worldwide in 2009; this will pass the 1 billion mark by 2013.

6. It is inevitable that mobile access to the Web will overtake PC access at some point (assuming the present expansion of 3G networks and availability of Internet-ready phones continues) is that mobile phone penetration outnumbers fixed Internet users 5:2. In the developed world, only 21 percent of people have Internet access, lowest in Africa at 9.6 percent. The price of
fixed broadband in developing countries remains prohibitively expensive. (all figures from the ITU estimates, October 2010)).

Mobile worldwide 1

Mobile worldwide 2

I could go on, but it is obvious that mobile marketing is something that businesses must consider. Can your business afford to get left behind on this bandwagon?

Hence I have been looking into a novel way to use this technology. I eventually came up with a service called Talking Product Videos. This service takes still images & clip art of animals, caricatures, & products, & makes them talk on videos for Email, Internet pages, DVD, & more importantly, on mobile phones. These videos are great for charities. Imagine the power for instance of a Sheltered Dogs Home using a video of a dog asking to be homed, to peoples mobile phones. They are also great for promoting Environmental issues. For example, I have used talking Seal to promote petition to stop drilling of the Arctic, & a talking Orang Utan to promote a petition against Deforestation. Using Wireless Bluetooth technology they have also been used to send business adverts to potential clients, in shopping malls. This technology sends the mobile video adverts to anyone’s mobile phones within a 100 metre radius inside the mall. In addition my videos were sent to journalists mobile phones, to attract them to a big Christian exhibition at Sandown Park in Surrey, UK .

Lastly, I have been asked to provide video ring tones for the Chinese mobile market, by 2 world leading mobile content providers, Vringo, & ZGroup Mobile. Given the fact that 90% of Chinese people aged between 14 & 50 have mobile phones, this is a huge potential.

Mobile potential

The one advantage that mobile marketing has over print is that it has global potential. I am able to sell my Talking Product Videos in every country, not just the UK. The world is my oyster.

So please investigate mobile marketing & unlock it’s potential

A PDF detailing more facts on mobile trends, can be read, & downloaded from my web site at this link.

Talking Product Videos can be found on my web site at this link.

They are split into the following categories:-

Business Advertisments

 
 
 
 

HAARP – A Frightening Project

March 28, 2011
HAARP

HAARP Project is a demon

I have been promoting ethical issues, particularly the dreadful oil spillage in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s blatant disregard for the wild life & inhabitants of the Gulf were a disgrace, not to mention the long term effects it might have for the whole planet. When will corporate greed ever cease?

However, for the last 6 months I have been investigating the HAARP project, which could have repercussions for the whole of mankind, far worse than the Gulf Oil spillage. If used wrongly, it could be the most devastating weapon since the Atomic Bomb. The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) based in Gokoma Alaska-jointly managed by the US Air Force and the US Navy-is part of a new generation of sophisticated weaponry under the US Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). Operated by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate,

HAARP constitutes a system of powerful antennas capable of creating “controlled local modifications of the ionosphere”. Scientist Dr. Nicholas Begich-actively involved in the public campaign against HAARP-describes HAARP as: “A super-powerful radio wave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere (upper layer of the atmosphere) by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything-living and dead.” Dr. Rosalie Bertell depicts HAARP as “a gigantic heater that can cause major disruption in the ionosphere, creating not just holes, but long incisions in the protective layer that keeps deadly radiation from bombarding the planet.” According to Dr. Rosalie Bertell, HAARP is part of a integrated weapons’ system, which has potentially devastating environmental consequences: “It is related to fifty years of intensive and increasingly destructive programs to understand and control the upper atmosphere. It would be rash not to associate HAARP with the space laboratory construction which is separately being planned by the United States. HAARP is an integral part of a long history of space research and development of a deliberate military nature. The military implications of combining these projects is alarming. The ability of the HAARP / Spacelab/ rocket combination to deliver very large amount of energy, comparable to a nuclear bomb, anywhere on earth via laser and particle beams, are frightening. The project is likely to be “sold” to the public as a space shield against incoming weapons, or, for the more gullible, a device for repairing the ozone layer. In addition to weather manipulation, HAARP has a number of related uses: “HAARP could contribute to climate change by intensively bombarding the atmosphere with high-frequency rays. Returning low-frequency waves at high intensity could also affect people’s brains, and effects on tectonic movements cannot be ruled out. More generally, HAARP has the ability of modifying the World’s electro-magnetic field. It is part of an arsenal of “electronic weapons” which US military researchers consider a “gentler and kinder warfare”.

Do we really want to have such a technology in the hands of the American military? I think not, just look at the so called non existent weapons of mass destruction in the Iraq War. They will stop at nothing to achieve their end game. I cannot believe that this dreadful project isn’t getting more attention, it should be stopped in it’s track at the United Nations. It’s bad enough polluting our oceans, now were messing about with our weather systems. Enough is enough. Please research HAARP on Google, find out for yourselves, & spread the word. Please pass this post to anyone you know who is concerned with what we are doing to our planet.

In the meantime, here’s 3 links to my video take on it, and a few others to start you off.

My Video – The HAARP Demon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0srCeNVn8

Jesse Ventura (Ex Governor) Investigates HAARP – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ZtPqfvpu8

Dr Rosalie Bertell Investigates Weather Modification & Earthquakes   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=170gbkx6JDk

Pledging for Change Share Programme

March 25, 2010

Pledge

We have all heard of the phrase “you’ve got to speculate to accumulate” but what does it really mean and can many of us afford to risk our hard earned money and chance that our actions or investments will actually “pay off” for us?

Speculation can be known as thoughtful consideration or for most of us it simply means take a chance or at worst a gamble. Even with best thought out plans there is always an element of risk, which we can only at best of times seek to keep risk at a minimum.

Let’s look at the lottery

If you buy a lottery ticket then you risk losing that £1 and we all know that there is more chance of being struck by lightening and the odds are stacked against you. So risk hasn’t been reduced in any way, but the £1 was simply disposable income that you won’t really miss.

If you were to buy 20 tickets a week then the chances are that your speculating starts to be a little more uncomfortable. At this stage it may not be disposable income that you are using and won’t miss. The speculations are beginning to instill some doubt and every week that you don’t win you think of what else you could have done with that money.

Sadly for many that continue like this the reality is that they are becomeing addicted to gambling.It’s the nature of speculating for the game of chance!

In business however, you always have to speculate a certain amount of money and even if you don’t you have to put a lot of time and effort into a venture, and TIME is money.Yet business people see a vision of success ahead. They do their research properly and set up business with the tools to help get the job done. The risk element is always there. But this time they are not working with CHANCE.

A business person reduces or minimizes risk wherever possible. They speculate to accumulate with minimal risk.

So, is it possible that there are ZERO risk opportunities to “speculate to accumulate”?

Yes there are.

First of all you look for 100% money back guaranteed if not happy with your investment. Secondly you look to see what are the initial or immediate benefits for your investment. And finally you look at the short, medium and long term benefits of your investment. Any investment with all 4 of these elements in place is an absolute no-brainer. It’s a complete win-win situation and you really should take advantage and SPECULATE TO ACCUMULATE IN STYLE.

So I’m offering you the chance to take advantage of all of the elements that will ensure your speculations will accumulate.
Pledging for Change “Share Program” has it all.

  • You speculate a one -off fee that will not break the bank
  • You have 100% money back guaranteed
  • You get an immediate place of your own or Showcase Channel to promote and advertise anything you want BUILD YOUR BRAND(ethical only though) in style plus much much more (short term)
  • You build relationships and find more customers in your cuurent ventures and business etc (medium term)
    You can tell others about your “speculation” and begin to accumulate a really good income set out in multi tiers and you can continue to set yourself up properly in life and in business by getting rid of debt and speculating more wisely for a sustainable future (long term)
  • You speculate into a win-win situation every step of the way! No leaving it to chance! Your not taking a gamble.
    And you will be helping and working with good people,great businesses and non-profit organizions along the way!
  • Join me and let’s SPECULATE TO ACCUMULATE together today!

    Design, Photography, & Print

    February 25, 2010

    I run my own UK based Print Agency & can provide the complete design, photographic, & print solution.

    For any companies requiring brochures containing top class high resolution photographic images, Spencer Print uses the Staccato Process.

    Some images are particularly tough to reproduce—even with conventional and hybrid AM/FM screens. When images contain complex skin tones, shadows or exceptionally fine details, they need special screening to improve fidelity, deepen colors, open shadows and
    accentuate details.has the screening technology to make images pop.

    The Staccato process applies advanced, second-order FM screening software at the pre-proof stage to deliver near-photographic fidelity to a broad range of applications.

    Rich colors bring images to life With every print job, our goal is to
    produce high-impact images with pure and saturated colors, well-defi ned shadows, sharp texture and striking detail.

    Staccato halftone screening delivers these results through fine microdot structures that behave more like continuous ink film to deliver cleaner colors and distribute ink more evenly throughout the tonal range.

    This innovative technique helps overcome variations in tone and color
    caused by typical solid ink density and paper color variations.

    A new generation of screen technology delivers exceptionally clear, vibrant printed images. Screening has no frequency or angle;
    hence, it eliminates screening moiré,subject moiré and rosette patterns. The organization of dots eliminates shade stepping and abrupt tone changes in vignettes. And it produces smoother tints
    with both PMS and process colors. The screening is twice the resolution of convetional litho printing.

    Design & Photography

    As well as providing top class high quality printing, Spencer Print provides top class design & photography using top class fashion photographer Dan Moncur-Sime.

    Dan is one of the best in his profession, producing stunning design & photography.

    Spencer Print also has suplliers in Europe, China, & India for any overseas print projects.

    For further details call 01432 870528 or email mike@spencerprint.co.uk
    http://www.spencerprint.co.uk

    A brochure explaining the Staccato process in full can be viewed on line & downloaed at

    Daniel Moncur-Sime’s Photography Portfolio
    http://www.danielmoncursime.com

    Daniel Moncur-Sime’s Web Site
    http://www.studio33red.com