We posted just 35 times in 2012. Although to be fair, since our blog was redesigned, re-formatted and down for a good portion of 2012, we’ll take the 35 posts and build on that for 2013.
Here are the top 10 posts of 2012 on the JewishDonorBlog.com based on number of clicks and views.
By the way, in late January of 2013 we will have been blogging for a full five years.
We started out in January 2008 with our very first post about fundraising strategy that we called: “Buy high sell low”
Three years and three + months later we want to thank you for your continued interest.
AND to make it even better, we have this fantastic news so share with you:
As of today, Negev Direct Marketing, Inc. has a brand new Twitter page!
Check us out at http://twitter.com/#!/NegevDirect
Our old account http://twitter/JewishDonorBlog is no longer active, but we like our new page a whole lot better.
With big help from one of the possessional graphic designers that we work with, we created a Twitter page that shares the look and feel of our website www.negevdirect.com
Check us out on our new Twitter page. Follow us if you want all our latest blog posts and more. Let us know what you think of the new design!
As part of our celebration, we created a new version of our company logo. The new version has “20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE” on the bottom to commemorate this milestone.
We look forward to the next 20 years of helping our clients with their direct marketing campaigns!
In 1968 Dali produced a limited edition set of 25 colored lithographs to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. The title piece of the suite, reproduced here, was also made into a fine art poster.
One of the copies will on display at the Hillel at Emory University in March. Negev Direct is proud to be the exclusive list manager and broker for the Hillel Foundation.
Read a detailed report on the exhibit by our friends at E Jewish Philanthropy.
Checks out # 16 (out of 60)! Way to go Negev Direct for keeping our data cards clean and up to date!!
Top List Managers For Data Card Quality ( 100-249
|Rank||Score||Last Qtr||Change||List Management Company||# Titles|
|1||100.0||100.0||+0.0||W.S. Ponton, Inc.||203|
|1||100.0||100.0||+0.0||Complete Medical Lists||181|
|1||100.0||99.0||+1.0||List Service Direct, Inc.||152|
|1||100.0||100.0||+0.0||Political Fundraising Lists||134|
|1||100.0||100.0||+0.0||MCH Strategic Data||130|
|1||100.0||100.0||+0.0||Direct Market, LLC||100|
|1||100.0||100.0||+0.0||Charles Moore Associates||100|
|9||99.0||99.0||+0.0||Yankee List Marketing||224|
|9||99.0||97.0||+2.0||Infocus Marketing, Inc.||179|
|11||98.0||97.0||+1.0||Q5 List Marketing||188|
|11||98.0||98.0||+0.0||Key Marketing Advantage||134|
|11||98.0||98.0||+0.0||Marketing Advisory Group, Inc.||109|
|11||98.0||98.0||+0.0||Leon Henry Inc.||100|
|16||96.0||96.0||+0.0||Geon Media Group||230|
|16||96.0||96.0||+0.0||Negev Direct Marketing, Inc.||209|
|16||96.0||75.0||+21.0||Response Solutions LLC||196|
|19||95.0||71.0||+24.0||Global Addresses Inc.||199|
|19||95.0||96.0||-1.0||American Name Services||147|
|19||95.0||78.0||+17.0||The Rich List Company||140|
|24||90.0||93.0||-3.0||Atlantic List Company, Inc.||124|
|26||89.0||76.0||+13.0||Hilite Direct Marketing||199|
|26||89.0||72.0||+17.0||Data Direct Solutions||146|
|28||87.0||86.0||+1.0||Rickard List Marketing||102|
|30||86.0||100.0||-14.0||Global Village Marketing & Data Services, Inc.||211|
|31||85.0||88.0||-3.0||Regency Direct Mail||121|
|34||82.0||83.0||-1.0||Estee Marketing Group, Inc.||164|
|35||81.0||83.0||-2.0||Impulse Media Inc.||177|
|36||78.0||91.0||-13.0||World Innovators, Inc.||129|
|37||77.0||79.0||-2.0||Adrea Rubin Marketing, Inc.||206|
|37||77.0||83.0||-6.0||Direct Communications Corp.||105|
|40||74.0||78.0||-4.0||American Christian Lists||236|
|42||73.0||74.0||-1.0||Names In The News||196|
|42||73.0||97.0||-24.0||Interactive Marketing Solutions||117|
|44||72.0||74.0||-2.0||Country Marketing Ltd.||190|
|46||71.0||71.0||+0.0||Beach List Direct, Inc.||179|
|48||69.0||69.0||+0.0||Myllymaki & Company||128|
|50||68.0||68.0||+0.0||Professional Direct Marketing & Mailing Lists, Inc.||211|
My lack of interest in sports is boundless, but when one of the top athletes in the world announces that he is Jewish, even I sit up and take notice.
NBA superstar Amar’e Stoudemire is Jewish.
And as of today, he’s in Israel. If only for a first visit.
Will the power forward join the Israeli National Team?
Right now, that’s not too likely.
But he did just move from Phoenix to New York, so he’s headed in the right direction.
Check out the full story here.
|logo from the grader.com website|
I just tried out grader.com and I feel like I’m back in school again, but in a good way!
Whether you have a non-profit website or a business website, I highly recommend giving this free and useful web tool a spin.
At the very least you’ll be able to see where your website stands, and even better you’ll be able to see how you can improve on your site.
You can even check out the grades of competing websites!
What are the criteria grader.com uses to give your website a grade?
Content, presence and grade of your blog, Google indexed pages, metadata, domain info, MOZ rank, inbound links, Twitter grade, Google Buzz count, and traffic rank among other things.
So how did our company site, negevdirect.com fair against the competition?
negevdirect.com – Website Grade: 95 (out of 100)! Hooray!!!
listcodirect.com – Website Grade: 36
prospect-direct.com – Website Grade: 61
abdata.com – Website Grade: 55
grader.com also has some other free grading tools for Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs which I also tried out. Those grades however don’t seem to pull accurate data. The LinkedIn tool grader showed that I have zero connections when I actually have well over 200.
Have fun trying out grader.com and feel free to post your website’s grade in the comments area of this post if you feel like sharing the good news!
BTW, this recommendation was unsolicited, I just really like the site so I thought I would share!
Negev Direct stayed open the entire time and did not close for even one day. Plus we provided on-line, real-time reports to our clients.
As we said at the time, NDM is the only battle-tested list company in the world.
But now even better news. The Iron Dome missile defense system has passed its final test and Beersheva will soon be fully protected. Ergo, so will Negev Direct Marketing international headquarters. Please refer to the graphic above.
Then read the full story here in Ha’aretz Online
You may notice some new changes starting today with the blog!
The updates include:
- New retweet button at the end of each post for easier re-tweeting to your Twitter account.
- New Facebook Like button at the end of each post so you can easily like our posts on Facebook.
- New featured video area on the sidebar with YouTube videos we think you’ll enjoy.
- Brand new easier to use and feature packed comments area at the end of each post to facilitate conversation and discussion on the each post topic. Just click on the comment button at the end of a post to see the full comments area.
We would love to hear your thoughts on these new features and we will happily listen to any suggestions you have on changes that we can add to the blog going forward!
“Data cards are the primary documents used in circulation planning and purchasing decisions. Publishing a high quality data card maximizes the likelihood of being selected for inclusion in direct marketing campaigns. Here are the top list managers ranked by the quality of their data card portfolios as of April 7, 2010.”
Thanks to the publisher, Alter Communications, Inc. for choosing NDM.
• Published weekly
• Paid circulation base
• 70% female audience
• Average household income of $153,830
• Average home value of $468,000
• Highly desirable paid subscriber base of
• Award winning journalism
• In continuous print since 1919
David, Yoav, Chana and the entire Negev Team
Negev Direct Marketing recently acquired the Jewish direct marketing company market2jews.com.
The acquisition enables Negev Direct Marketing to add to our portfolio even more targeted Jewish email and postal lists to help make your next direct marketing campaign a success.
Both companies specialize in data and list services for Jewish audiences.
“M2J is a leading provider of data and list services to the religious Jewish market – one of the fastest growing segments in the Jewish world,” said Chana Rubin, president of Negev, in a statement.