How to Market Your Gift Baskets Business

Gift baskets come in a variety of themes, providing gift-basket companies with a range of options when choosing their target market. The personal nature of gift basket products creates a number of cost-effective advertising opportunities, especially for companies operating locally out of brick-and-mortar stores. A bit of creativity and determination can result in a low-cost, high-impact advertising campaign that will boost sales and encourage repeat basket jamaica

Word-of-Mouth Advertising

Word of mouth is arguably the most cost-effective form of advertising in the world. Beyond producing high-quality products, take additional steps to specifically encourage it. Implement a referral program to provide valuable incentives for loyal customers to spread the word, for example. You might offer a coupon for a free basket at any one holiday over the next year for referring two new customers, or provide a shareable discount code on receipts for sales over a certain amount. In addition, giving away free gift baskets to the right people can greatly increase word-of-mouth advertising. Consider sending free baskets to local relationship-advice writers, for example, or donating them to local elderly housing facilities on holidays. Send free baskets to the editors of local consumer style publications — anyone who has influence over your target market.

Social Media Advertising

Social media presents more cost-effective advertising options than traditional broadcast media. Although you might consider contracting with a social media advertising firm for maximum results, you can do the work yourself at minimal cost. Use social media outlets to announce new products and share photos of your store and satisfied customers. Encourage people to share stories of their experiences giving or receiving your baskets. Utilize crowd sourcing to get people involved in designing your newest baskets. Host contests to get people engaged with your brand while spreading the word.

Local Advertising

Advertising locally has the benefit of relatively low costs and greater control. Identifying with the community can help to create lasting customer relationships that drive repeat sales and word-of-mouth advertising. Take advantage of any free local business listings in your area, and submit your business to be featured on local radio or television shows that showcase local companies. In addition, use your storefront as a “living” advertisement. Make your storefront bright and attractive; display beautifully-arranged baskets in windows and make sure people can see into your store. Create clean and attractive signs to display on your property.

Search Engine Optimization

Maintaining a search-engine optimized website for marketing purposes can be more cost effective than other online advertising strategies, such as contextual advertising services that charge per impression. Search engine optimization will help capture business from people who are specifically searching for gift baskets on the web, especially those searching in your local area. A well-designed website can tap into the way people search for goods and services in the modern marketplace. Attracting customers who are actively searching for your services can help you to compete against larger competitors with larger advertising budgets. Update your website regularly to encourage repeat visits, and use it to lead people to your social media outlets.

Vibes Kartel. GUILTY WITH 3 otheres

Less than a minute a go The popular Vibes kartel also known as “WorLd Boss” with 3 other crownies was found Guilty in Kingston at JUSTICE SQUARE

Other Murder charges


Update Vybz Kartel Found guilty on March 13. On 29 September 2011, Kartel was arrested by police. Jamaica’s Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) charged him with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm. The deceased was Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton, a 27-year-old businessman and music promoter based in the St. Catherine suburb of Portmore. They first visited Kingston’s Norbrook community where the DJ resides, then went to a property on Swallowfield Avenue in Kingston’s Havendale area. That residence was the scene of a fire several weeks ago; a scorched computer hard-drive and several boxes were removed. They then drove to Portmore to a home purportedly owned by Kartel’s mother, where a number of items were similarly confiscated. Kartel was detained for the weekend in relation to a partially burned, decomposing body found inside the Swallowfield Avenue home.


Kartel was granted bail for the Burton murder 23 March 2012 for JD$3,000,000, but currently remains in jail in connection on a second murder, of one Clive ‘Lizzard’ Williams.  He was also charged, along with two others including Vanessa “Gaza Slim” Saddler, with perverting the course of justice, after Saddler allegedly claimed that Williams had robbed her to mislead the police into believing that he was still alive.His trial was originally scheduled for 21 January 2013, but had to be postponed due to a lack of jurors, and was rescheduled for 11 July. On 24 July a jury found Kartel Not Guilty and he was acquitted of the charge of murder of Barrington Burton, but still remains in custody. His trial for the murder of Clive Williams started on the week starting 18 November and is currently on going.


When Sexting Gets Ugly

When Sexting Gets Ugly: Flirting Can Become Fodder for Revenge Porn

Sexting can be fun and games, until somebody posts your naked selfie on a website with no permission.
We have a lot to thank our phones for: on-the-go Candy Crush access, spur of the moment selfies and, perhaps most crucially, sexting.

Indeed, the advent of mobile crotch-shot sharing has been something of a double-edged sword for lustful netizens of the modern age, as with great nudie pics comes great responsibility. While the majority of naughty snaps simply live in recipients’ phones, a small number of people have taken it upon themselves to ruin the fun for everyone by sharing said intimate images with third parties. As a result, one slimy Wild West-esque corner of the web—revenge porn, where spurned lovers post compromising photos of their exes—has been allowed to flourish.

And it makes for pretty grim reading: picture posts are frequently accompanied by captions like ‘really hope ur life get destroyed with this upload. Slut.’ and, ‘She also tried to kill herself when we broke up one time by jumping into the cda lake in the winter lol!’

These sites have evaded justice because there are simply no laws modern enough to control them.

Until now.

One state in Australia has taken the law into its own hands (mostly because the government literally can do just that) and introduced new legislation to protect those who sext, making it illegal to distribute explicit images without the person’s consent. In Victoria, located in the country’s south-east, it will now be an offence to intentionally distribute, or threaten to distribute, intimate shots of others. This means that tit-pic-posting your exes will finally be illegal, and that some shred of justice will be served. That the ruling covers not only the distribution of images but the threat of doing so is huge—if wannabe posters are stopped in their tracks before pictures can leak online, the entire sordid enterprise of revenge porn can be stopped in its tracks. (*Update! Today Israel announced a ban on such so-called “revenge porn.”)

You don’t have to look far to find harrowing accounts from women who have had their lives ruined by people posting explicit pictures of them online.

Endless tales of those who have been forced out of jobs and into new identities as a result of being betrayed by people they trusted pepper the internet. Take Holly Jacobs from Miami, who changed her name after a former boyfriend did the dirty and spread naked photos of her online, or Charlotte Laws in California, who single-handedly took on revenge porn baron Hunter Moore after a photo of her daughter ended up on his (now defunct) website.

“This isn’t just a case of sparing some small-town bra-toting 19-year-old her blushes in case mom sees her Snapchats.”

While some states around the world have tried to crack down on this seedy phenomenon, their success rate has been severely limited. A few months back, California enacted a law labelling attempts at causing distress by circulating provocative photos ‘disorderly conduct.’ This now qualifies as a misdemeanor which can land those found guilty in jail for up to six months, or with a $1,000 fine (both of which double for repeat offenders).

New Jersey has also made moves to combat revenge porn, prohibiting anyone without consent from sharing explicit photos and successfully convicting those who seek to deliberately cause distress. The law was used to prosecute a Rutgers student whose roommate committed suicide after lewd images of him were posted on the internet, and serves as an important reminder of how badly this unwieldy area needs legal reform.

While this is a good start, unfortunately most of it fails to legislate for anyone who owns the copyright to the image they’re fighting to remove. That’s to say that senders of saucy selfies fall straight through the giant loophole in California’s bill, which effectively enables people to distribute an explicit image as many times as they like so long as the person in it took the photo themselves. Law-makers evidently find it quite hard to believe that sexts initially intended as private fodder between a couple can ultimately turn into ammo for jilted exes to get their own back—not to mention that some photos simply make it into the public sphere because their computer gets hacked.

Is someone who, for example, sends a cheeky pic to her long distance boyfriend of five years really to blame if he suddenly turns and starts posting it wherever he can? Recent research at an Indiana university found that more than 50% of young people have engaged in ‘unwanted sexting,’ often the result of relationship pressure or anxiety, so claiming that the person who initially shares it is the one to blame no matter what the outcome just doesn’t cut it.

This isn’t just a case of sparing some small-town bra-toting 19-year-old her blushes in case mom sees her Snapchats. It’s about realizing the gravity of damage certain people are willing to cause others, and ensuring that every measure is put in place to both stop it from happening, and duly punish anyone who slips through the net.

Because sure, a lot of these sites get shut down eventually, but is that really justice enough for their victims? Why is it that finally removing these unwarranted images after they have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world is deemed appropriate recompense for those who have been fired, victimized and threatened as a result? And can something that’s been posted on the web ever really be gone? Law professor and anti-revenge porn campaigner Mary Anne Franks believes that this kind of abuse is symptomatic of that which women the world over repeatedly face. She explains: “Like other forms of domestic violence and sexual abuse, revenge porn sends the message that it is acceptable to punish women and girls simply for displeasing men—a truly backward and repressive idea. A society that fails to deter and punish this conduct fails to fulfil basic principles of equality.” By refusing to institute new regulations and relying on elements of pre-existing laws to close these sleazy web enclaves, nothing robust is being created to successfully prevent and prosecute the perpetrators.

It’s not enough to rely on copyright laws to remove intimate selfies or the Child Pornography Act to prevent minors from engaging in smutty smartphone activity. There needs to be legislation specifically pertaining to sexting and revenge porn that reaches past the three states worldwide it is currently being rolled out in. Is it any wonder that the problem isn’t improving when there is virtually no justice afforded to those who fall foul of this legal wasteland?

While I don’t deny that it seems kind of ridiculous for the government to be monitoring junk shots, this is surely preferable to the humiliation and malice not doing so clearly incites. Sending a sext shouldn’t mean lives have to get ruined as a result, and it’s vital that better laws are instituted worldwide to protect those just trying to have some innocent fun. It’s time law-makers stepped up and realized that the way we communicate is changing, and that our judicial system needs to reflect this.


Paul Walker Cause of Death Release & Move to 12 million likes

Since the tragic death of Paul Walker many have speculated the initial cause of his death. Now it’s being reported that the L.A. County Coroner’s Office has completed their examination via dental records for both Walker, and his friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.

The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has released a statement in regards to the tragic crash that took the lives of actor Paul Walker, and his friend, Roger Rodas. Walker, 40, passed away due to a “combination of traumatic and thermal injuries.”

According to the statement, Walker did not die by the impact of the crash, and is believed to have been alive for a few seconds. It’s said that ultimately the fire caused by the impact was the cause of death. In the case of Roger Rodas, 38, the driver died on impact from severe injuries, and fire was not listed as a factor in his death.

It’s said that toxicology results will not be in for the two men until six to eight weeks, although the Medical Examiner has ruled that the deaths of Walker and his friend were accidental.

As for the event surrounding the accident, the two men were winding down after a charity event for Walker’s ROWW organization when they decided to take the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT out for a test drive. According to Walker and Rodas’ mutual friend, Jim Torp, the two were not drag racing and were testing out a problem with the car that the two were trying to diagnose.

Shortly they left the garage, tragedy struck. According to Torp, smoke was visible from Always Evolving Performance Motors, which was the shop Rodas owned, and is around the corner from the crash site. Although many of their friends tried to get them out of the car, there was nothing that could be done. In addition, initial reports that said Walker’s 15-year-old daughter Meadow was on site at the time are false.

Paul Walker’s family has made an official statement on his public Facebook that has amassed to 12 million likes:

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Parton Say I DO

It may be more than two years away, but Dolly Parton is planning to celebrate her 50th anniversary with husband Carl Dean in a very special way.

The country music icon reveals to Closer Weekly that the private pair will renew their wedding vows to commemorate the milestone occasion in 2016.

Parton and Dean were married May 30, 1966 in Georgia, when the Grammy winner was 20 years old. They have no children together.

“We’ve talked about that—we might do it all over again!” the 67-year-old singer tells the mag. “Another big wedding.”

WATCH: Dolly Parton shows off her rapping skills

Parton dishes that the ceremony and party will likely take place close at the couple’s “big old plantation home” in Tennessee with family and friends.

“Carl doesn’t like to fly,” she reveals. “Once many, many years ago, he went with me to Hawaii, and he enjoyed that, but he never wanted to go anywhere else.”

No destination wedding for this couple!

“He’s happy staying home and I’m happy traveling,” she added.

And while they may have differing views on travel, she admits that they’re “both pretty much old mountain goats.”

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Montego Bay Jamaica Transportation

 Private Transportation from Montego Bay Jamaica

If you are willing to pay extra for the convenience, hiring a private transportation company to pick you up from the airport would be a good idea.

A private chauffeur will usually meet you at your exit gate, accompany you to the baggage claim area, and help carry your bags to the vehicle. Their vehicles are more comfortable and spacious than a regular taxi cab. Vehicle types range from Luxury Sedans to Passenger Vans to Limousines.

 You have arrived at Montego Bay International Airport and gotten your bags, now what? You have a few transportation options to get from the airport to your hotel, or to Port Everglades for your cruise. Find detailed information and tips on each of your transportation options.

Take a Taxi

This is an easy and popular option, and may be best for a party of 1 or 2 people.

Take a Shared-Ride Shuttle

The  Airport Shuttle is a shared-passenger van. It may be less expensive than a taxi, depending on how many people you have in your party.

Reserve Private Transportation

Private transportion might include a sedan, passenger van, or limousine – driven by a chauffeur. This option is the most comfortable, though it is sometimes more expensive than a taxi.

Take Public Transportation

For those whose main goal is to save money, public transportation is your best bet.

Rent a Car

If you will need a rental car during your trip, you can pick one up as soon as your plane arrives.

Take Your Hotel’s Pick-Up Service

Check with your hotel to see if they offer free airport shuttle service for guests. If so, ask them for detailed information about pick-up times and locations.

Ask a Friend to Pick You Up

If you have a friend or relative who is kind enough to pick you up at the airport, lucky you! Make sure they know the Driving Directions to the airport. They should be aware that there is no parking or waiting allowed on the curb outside of the airport terminal. They will need to park in short-term parking, or wait outside in the airport’s Cell Phone Waiting Area, until you call to tell them you are on the way.