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Malakye Weekly: December 1, 2008

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Malakye Weekly: December 1, 2008
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Now that the turkey-induced nap pandemic has finally subsided and you're excited and ready to start the week, this week's Malakye Weekly brings you a little something to feast your eyes on.  New interviews are up and live!  This month we have an Industrial Profile with Aaron Macdonald, Brand Director at Option Snowboards, Canada, and a Company Q&A with BambooSK8.

Moving on, this week's JobWire has a wealth of job opportunities throughout the nation, so hop to it and get busy.  While you're at it, take a stroll through the latest Sales Rep Listings, News and Forums section below.  There's a ton of great information this week, so stay informed and put those eyes to work.

Also in the news, the latest MalakyeB2B Update is up and live with vendors including: Aimerito, Moebius Color, The Space by Propaganda HG, and information on the new RA Retail Resource Center at ASR.  MalakyeB2B is the Business to Business Marketplace for the industry, so if you haven't already checked out the latest vendors, news and services being offered in the ASI, now's the time to do it.

Industry Day at Mountain High: Snowboarder Magazine and Mountain High are inviting people in the industry to kick off the season at Mountain High - Dec. 11, 2008Free lift tickets, free lunch and $1 beers!  Click the link above for more info!

If you haven't already done so, take a minute to answer our questionnaire by clicking "Take Our Survey" above.  It literally takes about 2 minutes tops, and by doing so it'll help us better serve you by understanding a little bit more about our audience; we appreciate your time.

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Industrial Profile: Aaron Macdonald
This month’s Industrial Profile dives into the life and times of Aaron Macdonald, Brand Director at Option Snowboards, Canada.  Back in the day, Aaron’s addiction to skateboarding just so happened to be the gateway drug that led him to his calling in life, snowboarding.  He’s been around since the wee beginnings of the industry, a time when snowboarders had to be certified to ride the mountains (at least in Canada) and youngsters made snowboards out of water-logged plywood—desperate times call for desperate measures right!  You’ll understand soon enough.  MORE >>
Company Q&A: BambooSK8
What do 20-stair handrails, wax-caked ledges, broken boards, shattered bones, and that sweet “POP!” sound have in common?  The answer: skateboarding!  Skaters across the globe have been looking to answer the age old question, “How might I find an eco-friendly skate deck that will last longer than the grains of time?” and BambooSK8 had their answer.  Unbeknownst to Bamboo, apparently there are a lot of poetic skateboarders in the world, so they put their minds together to form the ultimate feng shui: an eco-friendly skateboard company balanced with the ultimate aim of a clean environment – simply righteous.  And yes, the decks are tough as nails!  MORE >>
Sales Rep. Opportunities
Beach Feet
Outside Sales Reps - Southwest/California, Rockies, Northwest, Midwest & Canada

Soldiers Brand, Inc. (Outerwear / Apparel)
Sales Reps - All US Territories

Freeline Skates

Outside Sales Reps - All Territories

United States Bankcard Service
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Vans (Apparel / Accessories)
Independent Sales Rep - San Diego, Las Vegas, Arizona
Independent Sales Reps - East Coast and West Coast Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Canada
Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
O'Quinn Clothing
Outside Sales Reps - Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Midwest, Rockies, Northeast & Southeast
G8 Brand
Independent Sales Reps - All Territories
Elwood Clothing
Outside Sales Rep - Men's line: Midwest, Nor Cal, HI. Women's line: NorCal, Central US, Midwest, SE, Mid-Atlantic, HI.
Independent Sales Representative - California & NW Territories
Outside Sales Representatives - New York/Mid Atlantic/Orange County/San Diego/Riverside County
Industry News
This Week on FUEL TV
Sheppard Mullin Presents Seminar on New FMLA Regulations: What You Need to Know
NBC Sports and MTV Announce the Creation of Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Sheppard Mullin Provides Info & Seminars on the Employee Free Choice Act
MX for Children Bring you Rare Motocross Images for Auction!
NSSA Rejoins Surfing America as Member Organization
Ride Snowboards Inaugurates New Left Coast Sales Reps
Surf Expo partners with the Action Sports Environmental Coalition
Two Seminars: What Reps Want & Spec Pack Development
686 Signs Louie Vito to Global Pro Team
"Registering, Defending & Enforcing Your Brand" Webinar
If you don't surf, don't start: What do you think of Lost's new campaign.  Click here to check it out and add some moj'!

INDUSTRY BLOGS: What do blogs have to offer?  Find out here.

WeSC Sample Sale - L.A. - Dec. 4,5,6: In need of a new wardrobe?  Well, click here for all the details.

Mt. High - Industry Day - Dec. 11: Industry heads unite!  Snowboarder Magazine and Mountain High will hook you up with free lift tickets and other goodies.  Click here for more info!

Employer preference: specialized or multi-talented: Do employers prefer people with a wide range of experience or someone focused on a specific niche?  Let 'em know.

Support The Core: Have advice on retail survival?  Jump in and contribute!

Distribution: getting picked up: How do smaller brands get picked up?  Join in and add some advice.

MalakyeB2B Update: Latest Vendors & News!
Great product photography and great opportunity, that's what this MalakyeB2B Update is all about!

ASR presents MalakyeB2B Vendors a HUGE opportunity to participate in the ASR Retailer Resource Center.  Make sure to scroll down to see how your company can showcase its abilities during ASR's January show - SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRADESHOW!

That product looks good!  No, that product looks great!  It looks great because you are looking at product photography by Aimerito, Inc.  Aimerito is a leading product photography studio within the action sports industry.  This company can make sure your product photography is one of the strongest links in the chain to communicate your brand message to consumers, peers, and any person who sees it.  Aimerito's track record of success and explosive growth over the last year are a great testament to the company's capabilities.  Click here to see more amazing images.


Think of what you can do with this space! You can showcase your company's expertise to thousands upon thousands of people at the ASR show in January, AND you'll be getting an early-mover advantage by exhibiting at the new RA Retail Resource Center at ASR.

It's a new, cost effective exhibiting option exclusively for Retail Service providers. This is your opportunity to reach merchants seeking a variety of services including:

POS software, POP merchandising, sales training, payment processing, surveillance, alarm systems and more in the new BRA Retail Resource Center at ASR.

BRA (Board Retailers Association) and ISPO China Internet Lounge anchor this new centralized space on the ASR show floor.

To learn more about special cost savings and booth packages exclusively for retail service firms, contact:

Dan Moylan
ASR Show Director


One stop digital shop! That is the goal of Moebius Color. One good look over all the equipment Moebius has at its shop and you will see the materialization of this goal. Another goal of Moebius is to stick to its business credo of your next project being, "of the highest quality, on time and on budget."

In addition to all the equipment and capabilities you will see in Moebius' profile on MalakyeB2B the company recently purchased a Flatbed Printer, Digital Die-Cutter, 30 Foot Weldmaster, and an additional 10 Foot Solvent Printer - all located in it's 10,000 square foot printing facility.

Professional services offered by Moebius include: Design, Photography, Photographic Printing, Solvent Printing, UV Flatbed Printing, InkJet Printing, Digital Die-Cutting, Scanning, Tradeshow Graphics, Vehicle Wraps, Custom P.O.P., and more...


The Space you need at The Space by Propaganda HQ.  Holiday party? Check! Photo shoot? Check!  The Space, located in San Clemente, Calif., is a multi-purpose studio space ready for all types of events including small meetings, art shows, photo studio, showroom, private film screenings and parties of 75 guests or less.  Pictured above is The Space being put to work for a Sambazon photo shoot with Rob Machado and Bob Burnquist, and right below that is a special event that just happened.  Both of these productions were a huge success and yours will be too.

JobWire: December 1, 2008
Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative Apparel Designer with 4+ years experience who can develop commercially viable product while adhering to quality, product margin and calendar requirements.

Empir3 Distribution, located in San Francisco, Calif., is looking for an Inside Sales Representative with 2+ years experience to be responsible for selling to established accounts as well as finding new accounts.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking for a Category Business Director (Snow, Skate, & Lifestyle) with 5+ years experience to be responsible for strategic planning, market intelligence, business performance analysis and go-to-market category management.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is currently seeking a Purchasing and PO Management File Clerk to manage, coordinate, and maintain specific aspects of the department; including purchase orders, shoe schedule, cost charts, forecast orders, price list, catalogs, line list, and files.

A Confidential Company, based in Los Angeles County, Calif., is looking for an International Sales Manager with experience managing sales (3+ yrs) across multiple continents within the action sports industry.  Apply today!

Michael Gerald, in Cerritos, Calif., is looking for a CAD Designer with 2+ years experience to create sketches, cads and details in multiple colorways for each design.

Dark Horse Distribution, located in Venice, Calif., is looking for a Generalist Intern to start immediately.

November 26, 2008

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is still on the radar looking to hire a Senior Designer (Equipment- Tents) with 8+ years experience who is comfortable designing whole collections.

Truth Soul Armor, a rapidly expanding apparel company in San Clemente, Calif., is currently seeking a Web Master with 3+ years experience to play a critical role in defining the future “look and feel” of their web site.

O’Neill, the original Californian surf, snow and lifestyle brand, is looking for a Marketing Communications Manager with 5+ years experience to join their Canadian head office in Montreal, Canada.

Fi-Hi Original Soundtrack, located in Philadelphia, Pa., has an opening for an experienced and highly motivated Inside Sales Representative who is looking for a long-term growth opportunity.

Collective, located in Englewood, Colo., is looking for a Web Coordinator who is familiar with HTML, Flash, XML and CSS.

EVS Sports, in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is currently seeking "3" stylish and passionate individuals for the following positions:
Head of Design (11+ yrs exp)
Product Designers (4+ yrs exp)
Product Developer (3+ yrs exp)

Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is currently seeking an Art Director with 8+ years experience to provide leadership and direction to all areas of product graphic design.

Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also looking for a Director of Men's Merchandising with 6+ years experience who will formulate, oversee and execute the "go to market" strategy for the Men's product range.

Fox is currently in need of a Web/Flash Designer with a solid 3+ years experience in web design, web production, Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash to join its team in Irvine, Calif.

Creative Recreation, located in Los Angeles, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Material Specialist with 2+ years experience to be responsible for research, development and commercialization within a focused area of footwear materials.

November 25, 2008

Teton Gravity Research, a cutting edge action sports production company in Jackson, Wyo., is currently looking for a Film & Video Editor (Final Cut Pro Editor) with 3+ years experience to join its team.

Brave New World Surf and Snow, located in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., is currently seeking a Retail General Manager who will supervise and manage all retail stores.

ZERO Motorcycles is looking for a Channel Sales Manager (North America) with 5+ years experience to take on, continue to expand, manage, and hold accountable the direct sales partnerships across North America.  This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is currently seeking an Associate Women’s Road Product Manager with 4+ years experience to develop road bike and road bike-related equipment product lines.

Rock Racing, in Culver City, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Production Artist with 2+ years experience to digitally set up and prepare artwork for graphic based cycling apparel.

Are you experienced in accounting and the proud owner of a 4-year accounting degree? Perfect, because Sole Technology, a power-house of brands in Lake Forest, Calif. is looking to bring on a Staff Accountant with 3+ years experience in the accounting field.

If you have 2+ years experience in apparel design or merchandising, keep reading!  Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is also looking for an Apparel Merchandise Manager to keep its apparel R&D team under control.  Excited? You should be.  Apply today!

NHS, in Santa Cruz, Calif., is currently seeking a full time Junior Website Designer to help expand their web presence by creating and maintaining visually compelling e-mailers, banners and websites.

Matix, located in Torrance, Calif., is currently seeking an Apparel Design Intern (Mens) who will get a chance to work directly with the design director.

November 24, 2008

Hybrid Promotions, in Cypress, Calif., is currently seeking a Director of International Sourcing & Production with 10+ years experience to oversee the production team as well as locate new vendors and factory resources for all cut and sew product lines.

Hybrid Promotions, in Cypress, Calif., is also looking for a Product Developer with 7+ years experience to collaborate with design to produce product within existing and newly formed fashion categories.

Airspeed Footwear, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Footwear Designer and Developer with 3+ years experience who can provide leadership in footwear design, development, and trend information.

Media X International, on behalf of its client, a cutting-edge action sports company based in Corona, Calif., is looking for a part time/project-based Final Cut Pro Editor / Logger to build a library of content for the in-house media department.

Pacific Market International, located in Seattle, Wash., is currently seeking a Product Manager with 5+ years experience to provide overall product direction to support branded businesses ensuring alignment with brand and market opportunities.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is currently seeking an éS Brand Marketing Manager with 5+ years experience who will create the brand marketing plan, develop brand strategy, and ensure the brand integrity is executed globally.

Bell Sports, in Santa Cruz, Calif., is currently seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with 3+ years experience to develop the mechanical aspects of new products while working in conjunction with industrial designers to combine function and aesthetics into great products.

Famous Stars and Straps, located in Ontario, Calif., is seeking a Senior Artist to join its creative team.  This person will be responsible for the development of the creative direction, design, management and execution of Famous Stars and Straps products and projects as directed by the Art Director.

Famous Stars and Straps, in Ontario, Calif., has another open position! This one is for an in house Color Separator who is proficient in simulated process or index color separations for light and dark garments.

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