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Hampton Roads Coffee Break at Bean There Cafe

coffee breakJust a quick reminder to bring your twitter machines (notebook, smartphone, etc.) with you Tuesday at 2PM to Bean There Cafe for this week’s Hampton Roads Coffee Break. The twitter hashtag for our events is #DMS2010.

Everyone that registers for the event at will be entered into the drawing for two social media t-shirts.

And oh yeah, bring your smiles. :) We will be live streaming the event on the Digital Media Seminar show page at

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Listening to The World is Alive by Casting Crowns.

Cigar Friends – Let’s meetup Thursday #hrva

Emerson's CigarsEmerson’s Cigars is having a Kristoff signature event at their Greenbrier location on Thursday evening. Let’s meetup and share a Kristoff or two and a few adult beverages.

Details from the Emerson’s website –

Kristoff Cigars featuring Glen Case
Thursday, Feb 11, 2010
Emerson’s @ Greenbrier – Chesapeake
Ticket Price- $10.00, includes a cigar, food, and drinks

Emerson’s Cigars is proud to welcome Glen Case- president of Exclusive Cigars and the genius behind the Kristoff line. Glen Case is a man passionate about his cigars- in fact he named Kristoff after his son and Brittania (his other line), after his daughter. Kristoff features a few different versions including, Criollo, Ligero Criollo, Ligero Maduro, Maduro, and the Sumatra. With amazing deals, lots of food &drinks and Glen Case at the event signing boxes, this is NOT an event you wanna miss!!

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Listening to Let It Breathe by Hootie & the Blowfish.

February Schedule for Coffee with the CEO #cwtc

Be sure to register for these cool social media events at so we can allow our hosts to plan for crowds.

February 2nd location:
Panera Bread
300 Constitution Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

February 9th location:
Bean There Cafe
733 Eden Way
Chesapeake, VA 23320

February 16th location:
Aromas Coffee
706 Towne Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

February 23rd location:
Fair Grounds Coffee
806 Baldwin Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23507

Coffee with the CEO

Coffee with the CEO: Let’s Live Social Media in Hampton Roads!

10:00am – 11:00am

Come out on Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and have coffee with Keith Parnell, CEO of JASE Digital Media, CLO of, and Co-Principal of New Media Conventions.

No agenda. No sales. Just sharing.

Talk social media.
Talk new media.
Talk about your business.
Talk about how to grow your business.

Let’s live social media!

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Listening to Baby I Love You by B.B. King & Bonnie Raitt.

Let’s Celebrate Social Media at the Beach – New Media Conventions

New Media Conventions
April 2010
Hampton Roads, VA

New Media ConventionsCome join us in April for social media at the beach!  April brings beautiful weather to the Virginia Beach area.  The wider area around “the Beach” is known collectively as Hampton Roads, which makes up Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, and Va Beach. 

If you’re traveling from Richmond, Washington DC, or Charlotte, NC the drive is very easy.  Norfolk’s ORF Airport services direct flights from New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, and many other major metropolitan areas.

Get more information on New Media Conventions at

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Speaking next week on Social Media Business Strategies

Public SpeakingI will be speaking on Wednesday (10/28/2009)  next week in Chesapeake (VA) for the team at Real Estate-XChange. Real Estate-XChange is an exciting company that is just beginning their ventures into the social media marketing world.

During the presentation, Social Media Business Strategies, we will discuss social media as part of an online marketing plan falling under the umbrella of a comprehensive marketing plan for the real estate industry, and our (JASE) experiences in using social media initiatives with our clients.

Other points of interest that will be covered are blogging for business, inbound marketing, internet marketing, lead generation, online marketing, search engine marketing and SEO.

2009 Oct 28: Social Media Business Strategies

The Real Estate-XChange
517 Baylor Court
Chesapeake, VA 23320

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Need embroidery or screen printing?

John Manus at Adver-tees hooked us up this week with a good size embroidery project. We had polo shirts and book bags embroidered with our JASE logo branded on them.

John’s staff was very courteous, knowledgeable and timely on delivery. Adver-tees of Chesapeake (VA) comes highly recommended by us! Call John and tell him the JASE team sent you over there.

Styling the new JASE Polo Shirt by Adver-tees

943 Canal Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 487-1424
(888) 487-3709

JASE Receives Agency Recognition from Inside Business

JASEgroupLLC-01_800wJASE Group is featured in the current Inside Business, The Hampton Roads [VA] Business Journal, February 9th print edition.

Recognized for being named marketing and advertising agency of record for a local Chesapeake business, JASE is a full-service advertising, marketing and information technology agency specializing in social media, branding, advertising, marketing and next generation engineering.

JASE Group, a Norfolk advertising and marketing agency, has been named the agency of record for Concrete Concepts in Chesapeake. As part of the agreement, JASE will handle all creative and strategic brand development, traditional & online advertising, collateral design, public relations, marketing initiatives, search engine optimization, web development and online social media presences for Concrete Concepts.

See the full press release here.