We are happy to announce Malakye Trivia - a new, fun, monthly feature on Malakye.com. Every month, we will present an action-sports business oriented trivia question. The question will be open for you to answer for a full month. At the end of the month, we will choose one person who provided the correct answer to win a great prize.
This month's prize is a $100 Gas Card and a Full-Year Subscription to Transworld Business delivered right to your door step. Free gas for your car, and TW Biz for your Saturday mornings! This month's question is: What was the first brand launched by Podium Distribution?The winner of this month's trivia will be announced the first week of July, so go to the homepage of Malakye and take a guess! What are you waiting for?
Have you met Malakye's brother MalakyeB2B? MalakyeB2B is still relatively new, but despite a young age of five months, it's fully capable of helping your business. There's no better way to understand how MalakyeB2B can help your business than a few simple "challenge & solution" scenarios. Keep in mind MalakyeB2B is a viable resource for a multitude of business needs. Below is a small sample. Take the fundamentals of these and apply it to any segment of your business, and then give us a call to help you get it going:
Business challenge: you're out growing your building?! Or, you need to relocate to a smaller building?! Not an easy task to take on and considering that rent is typically your second highest expense, having an expert on your side makes sense. Solution:Tenant Advisory Group of Grubb & Ellis. Andy and his team specialize in finding the perfect spot for your company. They're able to help a wide range of companies from action sports through hospitals like Kaiser Permanente. Business challenge: your company needs a strong financial advisor to manage and guide your employees' financial investment plan through a rocky market. Solution:Merrill Lynch. Chuck Mihalick and his team at Merrill have been guiding capital investment for more than twenty five years. Business challenge: your company sponsored a huge event, and you have the opportunity to put a graphic wrap around a twenty story building, but who can do that? Solution:Spin Imaging. Spin has already wrapped a building, along with a multitude of semi-trucks, RVs, helicopters, tradeshow booths, and anything else you can think of. Tight deadline? No problem. These guys are know to work for days on end, with no sleep.
Business challenge: measuring ROI of your email campaign. In today's world you need to have an email marketing campaign. Measuring success of that campaign and dollars generated is important. Solution:CampaignerPro. CampaignerPro is an email marketing tool that enables your company to convert your email marketing into sales, and track every aspect of it. Imagine, being able to fill in these blanks, "This campaign cost XX dollars to send and we generated XX dollars in sales as a result." If only all of it was that easy!
Through a constant effort to make your life just that much easier, we launched the new MalakyeB2B Tour!Are you someone who is wondering: "What is MalakyeB2B? I should look into this!" If this is the case, you're in luck. This tour will help answer those questions. We've assembled pictures and words to provide you step-by-step illustrated instructions from starting an account, all the way up through connecting with your new vendor or next customer. Click here to take the Tour!
WHO GOT HIRED?
Emily Cox is the new International Sales Coordinator/Customer Service Support Representative for prAna.
Kaleo Alo is World Industries latest Outside Sales Representative.
John Lafkoff is now working for ActionWatch as its latest Retail Relations Manager.
Ben DeCamp is now working as a Staff Photographer for Surfer Magazine. Click his picture to check out his photos!
Company Q&A: Katiet Village with the Quiksilver Foundation & SurfAid International
First, try to pronounce Katiet. Did you end up saying something along the lines of “Cat-e-ought”? Probably not, but let’s keep truckin’! So what is this strange word you ask? Well, this word happens to be a place devoted to helping the people of Katiet, in the Mentawai Islands, live healthier, safer lives. There’s no oil or hidden agenda behind helping these people, but rather an opportunity to help those in need. Thanks to Bruce Raymond, SurfAid International, the Quiksilver Foundation, surfing and people with big hearts, the people of the Mentawai Islands now live healthier, safer lives. MORE >>
Industrial Profile: Lisa Fruggiero - Marketing / Event Coordinator for the Action Sports Tour (AST)
Lisa Fruggiero, the marketing / event coordinator for the Action Sports Tour (AST), unveils her trials and tribulations of how she landed her dream job in the industry. This proved to be no easy task for Lisa, but she worked her way through the motions, never gave up and worked her little tokus off to get herself where she’s at today. The "BrainBank" is waiting, so click here for the full article! MORE >>
If you are an established Sales Rep and you are interested in getting the word on available lines before it hits the streets - send us an email: [email protected]! Don't forget your name, email and territory!
SWAT (Summer Winter Action Tours), a company that hosts some of the largest and most exciting events in the actions sports, travel, and entertainment industries based in Costa Mesa, Calif., needs a Sales, Event Promotions & Marketing Specialist to join its team.
Famous Stars & Straps, in Ontario, Calif., is currently looking for a Web/Content Manager to manage its web presence and oversee web design.
A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., needs an Executive Assistant with 5+ years experience to assist the president of the company.
Specialty Sports Venture, a dynamic sporting goods retail company in Boulder, Colo., currently has a career opportunity for an Assistant Manager at its Boulder Ski Deals location.
June 13, 2008
If you live in "MASS" you need to get the word out! Seven Cycles, a manufacturer of custom-built mountain bikes and cycles out of Watertown, Mass., is looking for an Account Executive to make sure all customers are taken care of.
The Wasserman Media Group, in Los Angeles, Calif., needs a West Coast Sales Manager to continually schedule, plan and conduct effective and efficient in-person sales meetings, presenting Sportnet properties and advertising solutions.
Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., needs aTelesales Manager with 7+ years experience to oversee daily functions of in-bound call center, supporting direct sales and customer service for web customers.
Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., needs a Product Manager (ROXY Production) with 3+ years experience to work with merchandising on proposed product mix, design aesthetic and target IMU goals.
C1RCA, in San Clemente, Calif., is looking to add an Apparel / POP Product Developer to its team. This person will work in the product development department, focusing on the actual products from the tech package hand over through to commercialization.
Adio Footwear, in Carlsbad, Calif., is searching for a full-time Production Artist to execute footwear and apparel design specs under the direction of the Adio apparel design director, senior footwear designer and the Adio development manager.
Adio Footwear, in Carlsbad, Calif., also needs a full-time Junior Designer (Footwear Graphics) with a strong illustration background and the ability to turn creative direction into artwork and color/material combos to be used on a number of different products.
CamelBak Products, in Petaluma, Calif., is looking for a Marketing PR Managerwith 7+ years experience to lead consumer and trade public relations efforts for the Outdoor and Bike markets.
Yamaha Motor Corp., in Cypress, Calif., needs a Procurement Managerwith 5+ years experience to guide and manage the financial planning, analysis, and reporting for the Parts and Accessories Group, by providing a financial perspective to the group’s strategic direction.
Jet Apparel, in CostaMesa, Calif., is in need of an Inventory Analystwith 2+ years experience to join its buying team.
Design By Humans, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a human who's interested in design to join its team! They're looking for anArt Director (3+ yrs exp) with strong graphic and illustration skills, and an understanding and passion for t-shirt design.
A Confidential Accounting Firm, specializing in the action sports industry in Beverly Hills, Calif., has an immediate opening for an Accountant with 2+ years experience.
Looking to find an Internship? Well, don't get lost. Actually, get lost, Lost Enterprises that is! They're looking for an intern to join their junior's graphic department in Irvine, Calif.
Group Y is a collective of marketing and communications professionals from the action sports and youth marketing professions who meet once a month to network, socialize and exchange ideas and information. Group Y is currently on the hunt for qualified Interns to help them manage its contacts, memberships and events at its office in SanClemente, Calif.
Blitz Distribution, in HuntingtonBeach, Calif., a leading independent developer and distributor of skate hard and soft goods with brands such as Flip, Baker, Birdhouse, SK8MAFIA, Fury and Hook-Up’s, is looking for a Marketing Intern.
June 12, 2008
Fuse, an award-winning youth marketing agency in Burlington, Vt., is seeking a Creative Director to be responsible for the group’s profitable operation, directing authentic print, web and other creative projects for Fortune 500, youth culture and action sports brands.
DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., needs a Sales Operations Coordinator (Core Major Accounts) with 3+ years experience to coordinate and maintain operational functions necessary to drive sales revenue.
If you have 4+ years experience as a Vice President of Sales, Toolshed Sports, in CostaMesa, Calif., needs you to build a national outside sales force in several market segments in sporting goods retail, team sports retail, and fashion retail.
MadeToOrder, in SanDiego, Calif., is looking for a Production Coordinator to be responsible for Working with domestic and international suppliers and freight forwarders.
Yoshimura R&D of America, in Chino, Calif., needs a R&D Design Engineer to fill an entry level design/CAD position.
Volcom, in CostaMesa, Calif., needs a Men's Designer (Woven Tops) to be responsible for the conceptualization and design of the product contained in the category each designer is assigned to.
Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Fit Model for its men’s design team.
Malakye.com, based in ManhattanBeach, Calif., is looking for an Advertising Sales Consultantwith 5+ years experience to assist in developing an advertising program for yours truly! Click here to apply!
Stewart Surfboards, in SanClemente, Calif., is currently looking for a Dealer Sales Managerwith 5+ years experience to maintain and grow its dealer network.
Pearl Izumi is on the lookout for a Store Manager to join its location in Del Mar, Calif.
Rip Curl Retail is on "The Search" for Retail Managers for the following locations in California: Santa Barbara Santa Monica Santa Cruz Irvine San Clemente Pacific Beach Cabazon
Malakye.com, in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is looking for an Intern to assist with basic website updates, as well as participate in a business development or marketing project (or two) during your time with us! Must be a Junior or Senior in college (or graduate), and able to work 16-20 (8-12pm) hrs/week.
June 11, 2008
Bike Barn, a multi-store bicycle retailer located in Houston, Texas, is looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager (3+ yrs exp) to manage its clothing and accessories categories.
Vans, in Cypress, Calif., needs aHuman Resources Manager with 7+ years experience to manage a consistent internal compensation program ensuring alignment across multiple Brands, includes management of the Jobs databases.
Analog Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for aSales Managerto drive sales, develop sales programs, and identify risks and opportunities in all national sales channels and across all apparel categories.
Sullen Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a full-time Graphic Designer/Illustratorwith 3+ years experience in the action sports industry to develop artwork for t-shirts, hats, etc.
Hold the phone! Headphones that is. Nixon located in Encinitas, Calif., is coming off a huge win at SIMA's 2008 image awards. No doubt that momentum will be carried right into the company's new product category - HEADPHONES. And a new product category means there's a key need for Nixon to bring on a Product Manager (Headphones). Check it out if you have a bachelor’s degree (Engineering preferred), and a good understanding of manufacturing techniques in metals, fabrics, and plastics, along with a good design vocabulary.
N-Style, a leader in the Motocross Graphics industry in Valencia, Calif., is looking for a Lead Graphic Designer superstar with 4+ years experience.
Do you live and breathe surfing? Do you want to be a part of a company that defines it? Channel Islands, in Carpinteria, Calif., is looking for a Credit & Collections Clerk. If you know how to process billing and receiving, handle payment applications, maintain current aging, and resolve delinquent balances then you could be just what they're looking for.
Fox Head, Inc. has "6" new openings for the following positions: Location: Morgan Hill, Calif. Men’s Fleece Designer - responsible for assisting in creating original, industry leading designs that achieve Fox's sales goals. Assistant Designer - (Boardshorts/Athletics) Location: Irvine, Calif. Product Developer(Junior's Apparel) - to focus on all pre-production and production tasks. Men's Senior Knit Top's Designer - responsible for creating knitwear/woven classification direction that reflects its company image within the ASI. Men’s Senior Graphic Designer - Develop bold new, emerging graphics, enhance existing concepts, and set the tone for junior graphic designers. Assistant Designer(Junior's Division) - responsible for aiding designer in executing a percentage of each season's designs.
DC Shoes Retail is looking for a Store Manager with 5+ years experience to join its management team in Miami, Fla.
DC Shoes Retail, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Store Manager with 3+ years experience to join its team.
That is not all from Channel Islands today. They're looking for a Retail Store Manager to run the show at its store in Santa Barbara, Calif.
June 10, 2008
Smith Optics, in Ketchum, Idaho,is seeking an Assistant Web Developer to support the Internet Manager in any and all areas including internet strategy, internet sales and online sales and marketing opportunities.
Skullcandy, a developer of core audio products, has "3" great opportunities to join its team in Park City, Utah: Controller- manage financial affairs at Skullcandy and perform financial analyses for management—including financial statements with supporting schedules. Senior Graphic Designer- oversees new art concepts for Skullcandy product designs. In-House Web Designer- manage the Skullcandy web presence and oversee web design.
The TTR World Snowboard Tour is looking for a General Manager for its Operational Office in Innsbruck, Austria. The General Manager will oversee the day-to-day management and strategic planning of the TTR organization. Click here to apply!
Oakley, in Ontario, Calif., needs an Industrial Engineer (Shipping & Distribution) with 5+ years experience to work with operations management in preparation of upcoming shipping demands, making sure all facilities have required capacity.
Oakley, in FoothillRanch, Calif., is looking for a Instructional Designer (2+ yrs exp) to develop training programs, leader guides, participant manuals and job aids that meet business needs.
Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking a full-time Graphic Designer to join its in-house creative team.
Hybrid Tees, a rapidly growing supplier of private label tees to several key Action Sports retail chain stores, needs a GraphicArtist (Young Mens) to join its location in Cypress, Calif.
The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), in SantaMargarita, Calif., is looking for a part-time Office Managerwith 3+ years experience and marketing skills.
C1RCA Footwear & Apparel, located in San Clemente, Calif., is seeking an experienced Collector to be responsible for maintaining and reconciling customer accounts, resolving customer questions, and researching account information.
Noovo Design Corp., a design studio that produces product design for a wide range of industries from footwear, action sports, sports accessories and so on, is looking to hire a Mid-Level Product Designer at it's location in Los Angeles, Calif.
The City of Costa Mesa (Recreation Division) is looking for a Recreation Leader IIIwith 2+ years experience to work part time for its Youth Skate Program. Click here to apply!