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September 9, 2008

Malakye Weekly: Sept. 9, 2008
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Malakye's Shmoozapalooza took over ASR last Friday with roughly 600 attendees rolling through with the ultimate goal of landing a job in the ASI.  Leading companies in the industry were out in full effect searching for the next candidates to fill their open positions.  Below are some pictures of the Shmooz, as well as the Casting Call that took place down stairs on the ASR floor.

The Casting Call allowed any and all ASR goers to audition for the next ad for Malakye.  These future hopefuls lined up along the velvet ropes in wait of their turn, wrote in their own text with dry-erase markers on the comic strip bubbles provided, and struck a snazzy pose for all the onlookers!  We'll keep you updated on who made the cut.  Below is a quick teaser as to what ensued.  Keep an eye on the news for the full article.

686 Representing!

Outside Look at the Casting Call

A Closer Look of the Cocktail Party

GIRLS...and dudes!

The Masses at the Shmoozapalooza

Left side Shmooz View

Right side Shmooz View

Malakye Trivia: August Winner Announced!

August's Malakye Trivia winner is Sasha Shlyamberg from New York City. Sasha will soon be rockin' some new Volcom gear for correctly answering the following question: The Action Sports Retailer show (ASR) first took place in what year? If you didn't know the answer, it's 1981.

Sasha is an NYC girl who gained interest in the skate and surf worlds through joining a program called Stoked Mentoring. When Sasha isn't teaching special education in the NYC public schools, she's out longboarding through the concrete jungle of New York City and snapping photos in her spare time. You can check her out at

Who Got Hired!

Creative Recreation hired two new people.  Elaine Luong is its newest Production Coordinator, and Richard Lowery was hired on as the Logistics Manager.

Yamaha Motor Corp. USA hired Bob Walker to be its new Race Team Fabricator.

Company Q&A: SnL Communications with Partner Staci Levine

SnL Communications is a full-service agency that handles PR for a multitude of companies within the action sports industry.  Don’t dare call it “Extreme” sports or Staci Levine, partner at SnL Communications, might have to exchange words with you!  All kidding aside, Staci realized early on that there was great potential in introducing PR to the industry, which in turn led her to create an action sports division under SnL.

So whether it’s putting on a surf contest at Mavericks or tackling the Ultimate Boarder triathlon, SnL has all sides of the spectrum covered.  Staci Levine dives into the backbone of the industry, while providing great insight into the PR aspect of the marketing mix.  Now all you have to do is grab a snack, a cup of “Joe” perhaps, and jump right in.  MORE >>

Sales Rep. Opportunities
If you are an established Sales Rep and you're interested in getting the word on available lines before it hits the streets, send us an email: [email protected]!   Don't forget to include your name, e-mail and territory!

Every position listed below is COMMISSION ONLY.

Beach Feet
Outside Sales Reps - So Cal & Multiple Territories
Globe International
Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Rip Curl
Independent Sales Reps - MTN | S.W. | MID W | EAST | SOUTH | NEW ENG

Flat Fitty/Lavish Headwear
Outside Sales Representatives - So Cal, Nor Cal & Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Representatives - Northeast, Southeast, Southwest & Midwest Territories

Dwindle Distribution

Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Motive Boardwear
Independent Sales Representatives - Florida & California
Creative Recreation
West Coast Women’s / Kid’s Sales Representative
Glas Apparel
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Lucy Love
Independent Sales Representatives - New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, & Washington D.C
Larry Hansel Clothing, LLC
Outside Sales Executive - Orange County
Outside Sales Reps - West Coast (ASR/Magic/Surf EXPO)
66º North US Inc.
Outside Sales Rep (New England, PNW, Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic)
O’Quinn Clothing
Outside Sales Rep - Hawaii-Guam, Pacific NW, Midwest-Texas, Colorado-Rockies, Northeast

Industry News
Imperial Motion Launches – Representing The Underachiever
Life Rolls on Foundation Seeks Votes to Win $10,000 on
QUIKSILVER Soccer Team Scores Goals for Charity
This Week on FUEL TV's The Daily Habit:
Skateboarding's I'll-Behaved Offspring Have Grown Up, Spawned SkateBook and Changed all the Rules
SOS Outreach Moves in with K2 Sports
SIA Announces Snowsports Regional Rep of the Year
BACKWARDS Big-Wig Contest: Brought to you by MalakyeB2B

North Shore The Movie: Surf's up!  Where do you draw inspiration from?
Vision Street Wear:
Stick to your roots.  Check out Vision's Web site.
Obama Speech: Watch out, politics is coming out of the bag!
Finding reps for smaller brands: Find out answers to the age old question: How to find sales reps?
Have you seen this: Check out some of the latest clever snow gear here.
Promotions: Have advice on this topic?  Click here to add some helpful info.
Action Sports Association: Letter to the Industry:
Click here to learn more about supporting the industry.
Time Mag Front Page Action Sports Story:
Time Mag and Skateboarding!  This is a great topic for proactive community shakers, so check it out.

MalakyeB2B Update
Oh yeah!  Need to find a new vendor for your company - here are all the latest and greatest from MalakyeB2B!  Check out this list, or browse (Are you interested in offering your company's products or service?  Click here to learn about setting up a Vendor account).
Company Location
Oletta HK Hong Kong, AB
Thread Designs Solana Beach, CA
KPIfix Inc. Pasadena, CA
Action Team Consultants Foothill Ranch, CA
Sticky Media Montreal, QC
Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial San Diego, CA
Merrill Lynch Costa Mesa, CA
Spin Imaging, Inc. Long Beach, CA
JobWire: Sept. 9, 2008, in New York City, is looking for an Associate Editor with 2+ years experience to work under the general editors, editor and site director, assisting in all aspects of site production.

A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., is looking for a VP Sales and Marketing with 11+ years experience to run their sales division.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Sr. Product Developer (Outdoor-Sportswear) with 5+ years experience to manage the assigned development team and initiate strategy for product development.

Top Heavy Design Studios, in Temecula, Calif., is looking for a Technical Designer (Apparel) with 5+ years experience to provide technical leadership from the initial stage of design through production.

Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., has "3" openings for the following locations:
IT Manager - (4+ yrs exp) Responsible for SAP Business One, customized reports that need to be created and programming customized software.
Allocation Coordinator - (3+ yrs exp) Provide support for allocations manager and monitor inventory levels.
EDI Assistant - Assist shoe company by entering orders and working with all sales rep inquiries.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is currently seeking a Product Manager - Accessories with 3+ years experience who can work in tandem with the cross functional team to insure quality, saleable product with on time delivery.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a Cost Accounting Analyst with 2+ years experience who will review and identify cost variances, identify costing errors and communicate to staff.

Lifted Research Group (LRG), in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Logistics and Production Coordinator with 2+ years experience to track shipments from x-factory to warehouse.

Timbuk2 Designs, in San Francisco, Calif., is looking for a Product Line Manager (SSR) with 4+ years experience to be responsible for overseeing the development process to assure the on-time development, engineering and accurate specification publication for their assigned categories.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., has "5" openings for the following positions:
Design Director (Performance)
Senior Interactive Marketing Manager
Sr. Materials Analyst
Product Manager (Equipment)
Technical Services Manager

Pearl Izumi, in Gilroy, Calif., needs a Retail Management Trainee with 2+ years experience to join its team.

Vans, THE leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has "7" openings for the following retail positions:
Retail Management (Orlando, Fla.)
Retail Floor Supervisor (Orlando, Fla.)
Retail Floor Supervisor (Orange, Calif.)
Assistant Store Manager (Orlando, Fla.)
Assistant Store Manager (Orange, Calif.)
Sales Associate (Orlando, Fla.)
Sales Associate (Orange, Calif.)

September 8, 2008

Stereo Sound Agency, in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a Web Designer & Content Manager to create, manage and maintain the Stereo website.

Zumiez, in Everett, Wash., is currently seeking a Junior Designer with 5+ years experience who can manage creative and technical development of product within merchandise assortment strategies.

Looking for a job in NorCal?  If so, check out Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. in Morgan Hill!  They're looking for a Demand Planning Analyst with 4+ years experience to be responsible for providing substantial analytical support to the Demand Planning Manager and Senior Analyst.

Specialized Bicycle Components, located in Morgan Hill, Calif., is also looking for an Urban Bike Product and Globe Brand Manager to create and implement planning to support their corporate business objectives.

Fox Head is currently looking to fill the following "2" positions:
Morgan Hill, Calif: MX Boot Developer (Performance Products) - Previous boot development experience in technical trail, hiking, snowboard or ski boots is preferred.
Irvine, Calif: Footwear Developer (Performance Products) - 3-5 years minimum footwear development experience (two additional years of job related experience in lieu of a degree).

Girl Skateboards, in Torrance, Calif., needs an experienced Senior Apparel Designer with 5+ years experience to be responsible for merchandising and designing all apparel product lines.

Hurley, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking an Accounting Manager who is CPA certified and has 4+ years experience.  Click here to apply!

Fairfield, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Senior Designer of Men's Apparel with 5+ years experience to plan, execute and communicate long-term and seasonal design strategies that support the brand aesthetic and financial objectives for wholesale and retail divisions.

Bell Sports, in Santa Cruz, Calif., needs a Senior Graphic Designer (Product) with 5+ years experience to be responsible for projects on all platforms including: Giro Bike, Giro Snow, Giro Eyewear, Bell Bike, Bell Powersports and Bell Action Sports

Hart and Huntington, located in Southern California, has "8" openings for the following positions:
Import Production Manager
Inside Sales Representative
Executive Assistant
Apparel Designer
Graphic Designer
Web/Creative Marketing
Customer Service Manager

Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., has "6" opportunities for the following positions:
Apparel & Accessories Designer
Footwear Development Assistant (Fallen Footwear)

Graphic Designer (Fallen Footwear & Apparel)
Graphic Designer (Zero, Mystery)
Benefits Coordinator

September 5, 2008

OGIO, in Salt Lake City, Utah, has "2" openings for the following positions:
Marketing Manager (7 yrs exp)
Director - Student / Professional (7 yrs exp)

Alpinestars, in Torrance, Calif., is seeking a Warehouse Supervisor with 6+ years experience and a strong focus on meeting/exceeding goals.

Sportnet, in Los Angeles, Calif., is seeking "2" experienced individuals to join their Sales Development team for the following positions:
Manager, Sales Development - Strategy & Research (5 yrs exp)
Manager, Sales Development - Creative (3 yrs exp)

Chaos, an expanding apparel brand located in Anaheim, Calif., is seeking a creative T-shirt Graphic Artist with 3+ years experience to work with their Men's Apparel design team.

Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a Sales Assistant with 2+ years experience to work with their domestic sales team.

Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., is also looking for a young outgoing intelligent individual who is interested in working in a fast pace growing company as West Coast Women’s / Kid’s Sales Representative.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking for a Film / Animation Intern with a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects, DVD SP, and FCP to help assist the DC Films Deparment.

Quiksilver Retail is opening a store in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and has opportunities available for Supervisors, Sales Associates, and Inventory Coordinators.

September 4, 2008

Are you a talented Product Designer looking to get your feet wet in the industry?  If so, you're in luck!  Rome Snowboards, out of Waterbury, Vt., is looking for a talented "Newbie" to join its product design team.  You will be responsible for applying your strong design skills and innovative thinking to create new products for the snowboard Boot, Binding and Softgoods categories, so click here to apply!

Holly snapples!  If this isn't your dream job then I don't know what to tell yah!  A reputable Confidential Company is seeking a Designer / Merchandiser for it's men's surf and skate division.  This lucky chap or gal will work out of their offices in San Sebastian, Spain...SPAIN!  If you're looking to gain International experience and relocate, this job is for you.

Creative Recreation, in West Hollywood, Calif., is looking for a Credit and Collections Clerk with 2+ years experience to work in its accounting and customer service departments.

Sole Technology has "2" hot tickets right off the press!  Check out the following positions:
Web Designer - 2 years of general Web nerd activity required!
Web Intern - provide overall support in preparation and production of online projects and communication for etnies, etnies Girl, éS, ThirtyTwo, Altamont and Emerica brands.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is throwin' up a dynamic trio!  Take a look at the "3" latest positions:
National Sales Manager - Roxy Athletix
Planner - INLINE Tees
Assistant Planner - INLINE Tees

Quiksilver, in Mira Loma, Calif., also needs a Director of Logistics with 5+ years experience to oversee the receiving & shipping of product in their Mira Loma distribution center.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Product Developer (Footwear) with 3+ years experience to manage the development process of company product lines as assigned.

FUEL TV, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently recruiting a Marketing Manager with 3+ years experience to create and execute a wide range of marketing initiatives to maximize brand awareness, viewer tune-in and customer acquisition and retention.

MSR, located in Corona, Calif., is currently seeking an experienced Senior Graphic Designer (4+ yrs exp) and Graphic Designer and who are able to create innovative ads, catalogs and packaging as well as contribute to the graphics and concept development involved with Motocross and lifestyle apparel.

Nine Star, a rapidly expanding action sports retailer in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a Director of Buying (Hardgoods) with 7-10+ years buying experience.

Spy Optic, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for an Inside Sales Rep with fluency in French & English and a strong sales background.

Price Point Mail Order, located in Gardena, Calif., is a fast-growing bike industry mail order company that is looking for a Web Assistant with expertise in Dreamweaver and other web design software to make their website that much better!  Is that you?!

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