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thedigital e-zine of Cleveland's DigitalPublishing Users Group
OCTOBER 2008

contents: programming | calendar |what's news | hotlinks | general info


Programming Reminder:
Social Media forSmall Business: What Blogs, Forums and Social Networks Can Do For You

Thursday,October 30th

Details: 
Reception: 6:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 6:30p.m. | Dodd Camera & Video, 2077 East 30th St., Cleveland, OH44115.(216-361-6805)

Parking: Free parking at Dodd's location. Directions are onour website. For current trafficinfo, click on or copy this link:  Cleveland TrafficConditions, WKYC.
Speaker(s): Paul Roetzer, PR 20/20
Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members.
RafflePrize(s):  The New Rules of Marketing & PR by DavidMeerman Scot

Web2.0 has leveled the playing field for many organizations. It's nolonger about the size of your marketing budget, or how many impressionsyou can generate, rather it's about how intelligent and innovative youcan be in adopting emerging online technologies such as blogs, forumsand social networks.

By concentrating on the activities that build inbound links, driveWebsite traffic and convert visitors into leads, your organization cangrow smarter and faster than the competition.

A graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, PaulRoetzer, 30, is founder and president of PR 20/20.  Roetzer'sprofessional expertise includes: strategic planning and consulting,brand marketing, public relations, Internet marketing, email marketing,event marketing and sports marketing. His blog can be found atwww.pr2020.com/blog.

Have additionalquestions on unrelated topics or just want to relaxafterwards? Join us for the After The Meeting-Meetingat theSiam Cafe,located on the corner of East 40th Street and St. Clair Avenue. For more about ourmeeting, our guests and driving directions, go to our website: cdpug.org

Calendar
Upcoming meetingsand reminders include:


November2nd - Daylight Savings Time

November 4th - ElectionDay.We will not endorse a candidate here, but if you don't vote, youdon'thave the right to complain!!!!

November 20th - QuarkXpress 8. While other software companies have been updating theirsoftware, Quark has been busy getting their flagship product out to themarkets. Learn what's new with Quark Xpress 8.
December 4th -HolidayParty.
Details:Reception: 6:00 p.m. Gathering festivities starts at 6:30 p.m.| Dante. 8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, Ohio 44125. Website:http://www.restaurantdante.us/ (For a Google map and directions, see here:http://www.restaurantdante.us/index.php?id=38&page=Map%20&%20Directions)
Parking:Complimentary valet parking
RSVP: By Monday, November 24th. Highly recommended due to planningrequirements. Payment can be made by check or Paypal.  Makecheckspayable to CDPUG and send to:  CDPUG, PO Box 22076, Cleveland, OH 44122. 
Cost:  Members - $25/person. Must beprepaid.
Featuredactivities/business:  Gift exchange. To participate, pleasebring one gift (up to $10 in value). Officer andBoard elections

December 13th - TechGifts (Joint meeting w/GCPUG). Not sure what to to give thosecomputer people in your life? This meeting can help you out. (you mightwant to avoid giving any Lehman Brothers stock!)

January 25th 2009-GreenComputing. Where do old computers go to die? If Mario Jurcic ofESCRAPOHIO has anything to say, they'll be recycled or dismantled withtheir critical information safely removed, saving landfills and futuregenerations from the toxic components found in most electronics.


Community dates of interest
(See ourwebsite for current listings)


November 11th
InDesign Tips and Tricks / Cleveland InDesignUserGroup | Cleveland Institute of Art. 1141 East BoulevardCleveland OH 44106 / 6:00 - 8:00p.m.

November 16thAdobe CS4 Part Two / MacGroupDetroit | TheBirmingham Temple. 28611 W 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, Michigan / 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

November24th
Northcoast Mac UserGroup / NCMUG / St.James Lutheran Church, 4771 Broadview Rd, (Old Brooklyn), just north ofI-480. / 7:00 - 9:00pm.

What's News and more

CodeWeavers for free?
....
Today, Tuesday, Oct. 28, anyone visiting the (CodeWeavers' web site www.codeweavers.com) will begiven a deal code that will entitle them to one free copy ofCodeWeavers' CrossOver software. The giveaway period will commence at12 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and ends at midnight the same day.

Using your iPhone, iPod Touch(or any touch screen device) this winter?
Let's face it folks, we are not going to be seeing 80 degreetemperatures any time soon (unless global warming kicks in TOMORROW),so how do use these devices and keep warm? (staying inside does notcount as an answer!) DOTS gloves (www.dotsgloves.com) are a pairof gloves that have got little smooth plastic "dots" built into thefingertips so you can control a touchscreen even while your hands arekept warm.

A call to all members. To quote Uncle Sam,"We Need YOU"....
In compliance with the bylaws of the Cleveland DigitalPublishing Users Group (CDPUG), nominations are open for the Board ofDirectors and Officers. According to the bylaws, "nominations forelection shall be made at the second to the last scheduled regularmeeting of the year. Nominations may be received by mail before themeeting or from the floor at the meeting. Any voting member in goodstanding may be nominated."

According to the bylaws, the Corporate Officers and Board of DirectorsPositions in question are: President, Vice President/President Elect,Treasurer, Secretary, Membership, Programming, and Webmaster.

The second to last meeting for 2008 will be the October 30th meeting,at which time we will ask those members present to offer nominationsfor the Board of Directors and Officers.  In addition, members maysubmit nominations by mail anytime prior to that meeting.  Please sendthem to Judith Majher, Copy King, 3333 Chester Ave., Cleveland OHIO44115, or submit them by e-mail to  communications@cdpug.org

In addition to this process of soliciting nominations, nominations willalso be accepted from the floor on the day of elections, prior to thevoting. Elections will be conducted at the Annual Meeting, which willtake place on December 4th, at the Holiday Party.  Please watch yourmail for the announcement of that meeting.


Reminder about our CDPUG ServicesDirectory....
Did you know our members are really diverse and offer all sortsof services and skills that may be of benefit to your next job orcompany position? Our Services Directory is a great place to find outmore about your fellow member(s) year round. Want to get noticed?Update your entry. It's free for members. Go to
CDPUG ServicesDirectory

Doyou have a topic you'd like to see at one of our meetings? Drop us asuggestion with the subject line of "Meeting Topic" to ezine@cdpug.org

Hotlinks

HowDID they dothat in Photoshop?
Check out this website, www.PSDTUTS.com,for numeroustutorials about the pixel-bending program.

MicrosoftAdCampaign Crashng Nation's Televisions...
According to an FCCreport released Monday, a new $300 million Microsoft ad campaign isresponsible for causing televisions all across the country tounexpectedly crash. Read about it here.


About CDPUG
Formore news, job postings, networking opportunities, and archives of pastmeetings, please log onto our ever improving site: cdpug.org

The ClevelandDigital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG)
, is a non-profit, professional development andnetworking organization that provides educational information aboutdigital publishing. Our meeting topics are diverse and platformindependent.Memberships are available. For more information about CDPUG and meetingschedules, visit ourwebsite: cdpug.org

CDPUG meets on thelast Thursday of each month at Dodd Camera Video ( www.doddcamera.com ).Located on the corner of E. 30th St. and Carnegie Ave., 2077 East 30thStreet Cleve., OH 44115. 216-361-6805. Reception: 6:00 pm. Meeting:6:30 pm.Meetings are FREE to members, $10 for non-members. Individualmemberships are $40.00. Corporate memberships for 3 individuals at thesame company are $100.00.

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DigitalArtZ EzineEdition, October 2008, Volume 5, Issue 10 / (C) 2008 ClevelandDigitalPublishingUsers Group