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December 22, 2008

Malakye Weekly: December 22, 2008
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The holidays are here and Malakye is letting you open your presents early.  Every week, uncle Malakye delivers the JobWire, Interviews, News, MalakyeB2B Update and more.  Though these are awesome presents, we know you need a little somethin' extra, so here it is!  Malakye Video makes its debut for the holidays with "It's Showtime!"  This show features the some of the latest news, industry happenings, product reviews and interviews with people who live and breath the ASI.  Scroll down to enjoy the show!

Also, if you noticed the banner ad above, Malakye is giving away $100 for simply donating 2 minutes of your time.  People who complete the survey will be added to a pool of candidates for a chance at winning the prize.  Two minutes could get you $100! You have nothing to lose, so give 'er a whirl.

The & 686 Design Contest is still up and running.  This contest gives current and hopeful designers a chance to bring their ideas to life by crafting a limited-edition snowboard jacket for Malakye & 686 (details below).  Show us what you got!

Bear Mountain is looking to dish out a SEASON PASS to December's Malakye Trivia winner.  If you know a little about Bear's history you have a decent shot at the prize!  Scroll down for more info.

Also in the news, the MalakyeB2B Update announces the new-and-improved MalakyeB2B Homepage and the addition of Jo Show Promotions.  Scroll down to view recent B2B endeavors. 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.

Who Got Hired!
If you know who got hired, click here to let us know!
NEW: Malakye Video!
It's Showtime! Episode#1

Episode #1 features Independent Sales Rep Seumas Santoro and Screwi Lewi' the Scientist.  Keep an eye out for more news and features from!  Click the picture on the right to view episode one.
Design Contest: Malakye & 686 United Once Again!

Are you looking to build your portfolio?  Would you like a one-of-a-kind, hands-on piece that “YOU” created to show off to prospective or current employers?  Well my humble designer friends, you’re in luck! and 686 are hosting a design contest for designers across the globe to participate in creating an “extremely” limited edition snowboard jacket.  This is where you come in!  Click here to learn more.
NEW - Malakye Trivia: December's Prize!

It keeps getting better and better!  First Flow Snowboarding gives away a new setup, then Bear Mountain jumps right in with a vicarious velocity, vueling (Spanish for flight) into Malakye Trivia to hook up a SEASON PASS...WHAT?  Yes fellow powder junkies, you heard right!  Bear Mountain is dishin' out a season pass good for both Bear and Snow Summit.

Click here or the pic' to the left to take a shot at this month's question!

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
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.

Sick Performance Concepts (Body Surf Hardgoods)
Independent Reps - HI, West Coast, East Coast, International

Rise Up
Multiple U.S. & International Territories
Independent Sales REpresentatives - Multiple Territories
High Grade Distribution (Satori Movement & Creation Skateboards)
Southern California (LA & SD), Rockies, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic & Florida
Independent Sales Reps - California
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Nationwide
Independent Sales Reps - East Coast and West Coast Territories
Industry News
ASR January 2009 Happenings!
CHOPSHOP Shoots Red Bull Wake Lab in Florida
Burton 2009 North American Demo Tour Underway
Oxbow Joins Forces With The Rincon Classic
FUEL TV Launches on Demand Service with DIRECTV and VERIZON FiOS
Ocean & Earth Hosts
Volcom Everyone is a Photographer - Design Your Own Photo Tee Contest!
Surf Expo Announces Show Date Change to August
Monster Energy Supercross “Goes Green” in 2009 with Pit Party Recycling Efforts
MISSIONSIX and MONIX Enter the Hardgoods Arena!
First Annual Freeze X Fest Coming to Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Portfolio Feedback

The Marketing Paradox


A New Low in Advertising.

Conning pro surfers


Going to SIA and OR...shops in area?
MalakyeB2B Update: Homepage Revamped & Jo Show!


Feast your eyes on this homepage Now when you hit MalakyeB2B ( you'll have the latest and greatest vendors, news and updates at your finger tips!

On the left side, you'll find the MalakyeB2B all-star Vendors ready and willing to meet a variety of business needs.  You'll also be able to quickly sort them by Newest, Most Endorsements, and Recently Updated.

On the right side, it's all about updates - yes indeed!  Anytime we have an update relevant to this business-to-business audience, you will find it front and center on the B2B homepage.

Not enough to fill your appetite?  No problem!  Check out the "Find Vendors" page for even more options including browsing or searching by specialty.  And, all of the latest RFPs (Request for Proposals) are listed right next to the Vendors.

Oh it's so clickable! That's what you'll be thinking when you see this gigantic Vendor wall of fame. Quickly view all Vendors on MalakyeB2B and see which companies are most highly endorsed (you probably know someone giving out the endorsements), which are newest to the mix, and which are busy updating their B2B profiles to show you the latest, greatest, and most important work to come out of the company. Check it out now!

MalakyeB2B aims to make business easier and more efficient, no matter what current economic conditions are. Give us a call today!


What's more fun than ordering fun promo-goods for the tradeshow?! Answer: ordering them from a fun company that has competitive pricing, that's what!  Get ready to crush the aisles of tradeshows across the country this January with promotional goods from Jo Show Promotions.

The proof is in the pudding - evidence in the above photos - and Jo Show Promotions know how to bring creativity to your promotional goods, which is backed up by pride in service and competitive pricing. Short on a great promo good idea?  Not to worry, Jo Show Promotions can handle this as well.

JobWire: December 22, 2008
Fuse, in Burlington, Vt., is looking to bring on a PR/Communications Manager with 3-5 years of PR and/or editorial experience and a sound understanding of media relations, digital and social media outreach experience, youth culture and action sports.

Sanuk, located in Irvine Calif., puts out fresh and creative footwear and designs year in, year out.  Today, Sanuk is looking for a standout Multi-Media Developer with proficiencies in Flash and Adobe CS3/4 to create awesome and inspiring content, not actual site-build. It’ll be a ton of fun for the right person...but they’re looking for ridiculous skills. That's you, right?!

Sanuk plans to bring on another creative type too.  This position of Graphic Designer is for you if you're an artist - on and off the computer who is ready to take creative direction from the Art Director to take on a wide range of responsiblities from print, to product, to POP to web. 

San Francisco!  Are you ready to be there?  Working for Satori Movement as an Apparel Designer / Developer in the heart of the city, now is your chance!

Now, jump on over to Jackson Hole, Wyo. to one of the most legendary mountains in North America, and an equally legendary company Teton Gravity Research, to consider this Apparel Brand Manager position. 

Another Confidential Company has an immediate opportunity for a Merchandising Director with 5+ years experience who can use knowledge of surf and action sports apparel to create a complete merchandize line plan.  This position can be located anywhere within the continental U.S. but must be available and able to travel.

Liquid Graphics, a brand incubator and fast-growing designer and manufacturer of apparel, is currently seeking an Account Manager / Customer Service Rep with 3+ years experience to join their team in Irvine, Calif

PHX, or Phoneix, AZ if you prefer!  VANS retail is conducting Store Management interviews at the Metro Center Mall.

December 19, 2008
If you love to blast your tunes while surfing your favorite break, this job's for you!  H2O Audio is seeking a VP of Sales & Marketing to join its team in La Jolla, Calif.  If you have 8 years of sales and marketing experience in action sports or the outdoor industry, 3 years of brand and product management experience, and 3 years of online sales & marketing experience, well, this is the job for you!

DC Shoes is looking for a Footwear Designer II with 5+ years experience to join its team in Vista, Calif.  Under the direction of the Lead Designer, Sr Designer and/or Director(s), you will create innovative designs for DC Footwear products and work within the category management team to create a line from concept to reality.

O'Neill, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Printables Production Assistant with minimum of 2 years production experience in the apparel industry to assist in communicating with assigned vendors from order placement to date of ship, create and issue all P.o.'s pricing, order quantities, shipping dates, etc.

Looking to get your foot in the door?  Well, this job's for you!  Metal Mulisha, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for an "entry-level" Assistant Graphic Designer for men's tees, fleece and hats.  Hop on it before the crowds rush in!

Man, VANS needs you!  If you have experience in taking the development of apparel and accessories from design pack all the way to pre-production, check out this opportunity to join VANS in Cypress, Calif., as Development Manager (Men's Core Apparel).

Now we're going to Seattle, Wash.!  That's right, K2 Sports is looking for a Marketing Manager to handle marketing in the U.S. for Ski, Snowboard, and Skate divisions.

Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Director of Retail Services & USA Marketing with 4+ years experience.  This position reports to the general manager and will be responsible for creating and executing a retail services full life cycle strategy.

Specialized is also looking to fill its Associate Women's Road Product Manager position in Morgan Hill, Calif.  This job will enable you to put your finger on the pulse of everything in the Women's category.

December 18, 2008

Bravo Sports
, in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has an opening for a Product Development Senior Manager with 5+ years experience who will be responsible for the overall strategy, sourcing and delivery of a sporting goods product line.

DC Shoes, the industry leader in action sports footwear and apparel, is looking for an 
East Coast Director of Footwear Sales with 7+ years experience to join their team in New York City.

If the east coast isn't for you, DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is currently seeking a Men's Global Tops Designer with 5+ years experience to create innovative product designs that advance DC design image, advance product performance and appeal to targeted consumers.

Also in Vista, Calif., DC Shoes is looking for a Footwear Purchasing & PO Management Supervisor to manage, coordinate, and maintain specific aspects of the department.

NOMIS, which operates out of The BrandBase in Broomfield / Boulder, Colo., is looking for an experienced Apparel Product Developer to handle commercialization of Apparel / Outerwear for the Nomis brand.

Silver Star, in San Clemente, Calif., is currently seeking an Assistant Designer with 3+ years experience who is interested in art, music, fashion and the finer things in life.

December 17, 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.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif. needs a
Global Designer Women's with 3+ years experience to design innovative and compelling apparel products with collaboration and direction between design and category management.

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.

Body Glove, a leading manufacturer in the ASI specializing in surf, dive and wake, is looking for a Graphic / Product Designer to join its team in Torrance, Calif.

Vans, located in Cypress, Calif., is on the lookout for a Coordinator (Retail Visual) to coordinate all visual support for Vans retail stores and assist in the development of the visual direction and programs for the Vans retail business.

December 16, 2008

Footwear Designers, check this out! A Confidential Company, located in Orange County, Calif., is looking for a Freelance Footwear Designer with 3+ years experience in design and development of skate footwear.

Earthpack, located in Irvine, Calif., looking for a Customer Service Representative with 3+ years experience who will track customer orders to ensure timely delivery, as well as prepare price quotes, invoices and purchase orders.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., has an opening for a Retail Sr. Accountant with 2+ years experience.  This position will be responsible for all major corporate & retail accounting functions and related transactions and supporting ledger documentation.

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.

O'Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a dynamic, creative Junior's Sportswear Designer with 3+ years experience to create new and innovative designs and execute designated styles from inception to completion.

Tadpole Event Marketing, located in Venice, Calif., has an immediate opportunity to gain real world marketing experience as an Event Marketing Intern.

BambooSK8 is also looking for
Marketing Interns to work in either Pacific Palisades or Oceanside, Calif.

December 15, 2008

Earthpack, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking a
Graphic Designer / Web Developer with 3+ years experience to enhance their existing website, design new site with e-commerce components, and expand their web presence through SEO and online marketing activities.

Rome SDS is located in Waterbury, Vt. - sound like a good place to call home?  Well, consider this entry-level Logistics Assistant position.  In this role you will work with the team at Rome to ensure it's time-sensitive delivery schedule is met on a national and international basis.

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.

Back in So Cal, O'Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., has an opportunity for an
Accountant with 2+ years experience to join their growing company!

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