Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and filmintegration firm, announced that pro audio veteran Mark Haynes has joined the company, effective April 2. Haynes is part of ASG’s expansion of its audio business, and he will specialize in contributing an audio perspective to video-centric projects. Prior to joining ASG, Haynes was vice president of sales for Leo’s Professional Audio in Oakland, Calif., where he worked for 26 years. He began his career in the early 1970s with Showco, Inc., one of the pioneers in large-scale sound reinforcement, where he toured nationally and internationally as FOH engineer for Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Jefferson Airplane, and other headliners. ‘Mark has spent decades in the audio industry, and he’s helping ASG enhance our audio offerings across the board,’ explained Dave Van Hoy, president, ASG. ‘Audio is a vital part of any video system solution, and we want to make sure it receives the attention it deserves.’ ‘I’m here to contribute a perspective on audio’s importance as an integral element in any project,’ Haynes added. ‘It’s exciting to join such an experienced team of colleagues at ASG, and it’s gratifying to receive the support and encouragement of the many audio vendors who share our passion for sound and all of its related disciplines.’ Haynes is based at ASG’s Emeryville office and can be contacted at (510) 654-8300 or via e-mail email@example.com.
An American based company, Get Andis has just signed a multi-million dollar deal with hip-hop artist Nas to advertise its grooming products across 51 African countries.
The company says this agreement provides GetAndis the aptitude to retail Andis’ range of grooming products in a business that is considered amongst the fastest growing in the world with unified population of over 1 billion
Rapper Nas, is not just a music hero to millions of music fans but also a fashion figure, the rapper that is always at the headlining post of the most stylish looks in music fashion had this to say “Being an international artist, I do shows around the world and I need to look and stay fresh at all times. My barber always uses Andis clippers, trimmers and accessories to cut my hair in the U.S. When I’m on tour overseas, he’ll carry converters to convert from the U.S. voltage to the local voltage burning a lot of clippers and with the clippers making so much noise. Now with the Andis Clippers available in international 220v, he just plugs and use. So whether we are in Lagos, Nigeria or Cape Town, South Africa, or any where else around the world, he uses Andis clippers and trimmers to keep me looking fresh” stated Nas.
Andis’ array of grooming products includes Clippers, Trimmers, Blow Dryers and Flat Iron. Andis trimmers are identified by experts and individuals around the world as the best trimmers for styling, trimming, sculpting and dry shaving that also averts razor bumps.
“Andis makes the best grooming products in the world and Nas is a top 5 MC in the world. He also happens to maintain the freshest haircut in Hip-hop so there’s a natural fit. Beyond that, Nas has deep understanding of socio-economic issues in Africa and has consistently referenced these in his music so engaging him as part of our marketing initiatives was really a no-brainer” said Saheed Ahmed, CEO for GetAndis.
Adorned with close-cutting stainless-steel T-Blades, these trimmers are the best tool for trimming beards, mustaches, necklines, outlining and edging around ears. With sleeks ergonomic design shaped to fit your hand, T-Blade with fine cutting teeth for awfully close trimming and stored with a dynamic magnetic motor that runs cool and quiet and a high quality carbon-steel blade that have been acclimated for long cutting life, Andis Trimmers are simply the best on the market.
The marketing campaign also coexists with the current strategic partnership between GetAndis and Massmart, a leading retail cyclops in Africa and the parent company for GAME Discount Stores to carry Andis products starting with the stores in Nigeria.
Hip hop notables Tanya Morgan, Che Grand, King Mez and Skyzoo represent #MobileMusic to the fullest with the video for the third single off of The Official SXSW Mixtape brought to you by the Unique Squared Mobile Studio and Quality Control Marketing.
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Check this out!!! Gmail users can now make free calls to the U.S. and Canada using Google’s new “Call phone” feature. The new service also works with Google Voice and will display your Voice number on the outbound caller ID. The service offers inexpensive calling rates to the U.K., France, Germany, China and Japan, among other countries, starting as low as $0.02 per minute. The new Google Call service is rolling out now to U.S. users, and the feature will appear as part of the Google Chat options in the Gmail Web interface. I think we will try this out. Feedback welcomed!