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Home Sweet Home: Indianapolis named Top 10 City

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In a recent Forbes list, Indianapolis came in at #10 as one of the best places to work and live. The “Circle City” has living costs 16% below the national average, which allows residents to have a high purchasing power. Eli Lilly, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, is planning to create more jobs, and construction of the new Colts stadium will allow for an increase of construction jobs.


BLASTmedia is located just outside of Indianapolis, and we couldn’t agree more! The Indy metro area continues to keep growing. The month of May especially adds excitement with the Indy 500 — the largest single day sporting event in the world!

Welcome CYS Communications

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At BLASTmedia, we see plenty of interesting products, but we’re especially excited about the latest offering from our new client, CYS Communications.

Our very own Heidi Monroe Kroft pulled together a bunch of photos from her wedding that were filed away on her PC. A quick download of the CYS software and within a few minutes, she had created her own customized Photobook. She just received the finished product and her family members are now hounding her for copies.

You can visit CYS here.

ad:tech and the city by the bay

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ad:tech has come and gone but the memories remain. ad tech is the industry leading exhibit and forum for the latest and greatest for online and interactive marketing.

Blast Media was there in support of our client TrueLocal and the launch of their new local traffic estimator tool. We were able to set up media appointments with members of the press and met with many interesting attendees, many of whom are on the forefront when it comes to interactive marketing.

Be sure to check out TrueLocal’s Jake Baillie and his conversation with Peter over at LocalOnliner.

While much of the show floor had many of the typical trinkets and giveaways, I did see some interesting customer aquisition strategies, including the “Truth Booth” from Atlas which had users go in a booth and tell thier dirty web secrets – all for a t-shirt or shot glass. They are set to post the most humorous on their blog/podcast – as of today nothing is posted but stay tuned.

I only wish I was able to hit some of the sessions as the floor buzzed with the different topics including The Future of Search.

We had a great time in a great city and look forward to next year.

Chance encounter, or media relations maestro?

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Well, it’s Final Four weekend in Indianapolis, so some of the BLASTmedia crew made it downtown to enjoy the festivities. And there just happened to be some members of the media present! Ever eager to discuss celebrity gossip, our very own Lindsey Groepper swooped in on Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier (far right) and a few friends.

She says they didn’t talk business, but we’re not buying what she’s selling…