ANNOUNCEMENT WILL COME ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPANY
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of what is now Vital Digital Global Corporation (VDG), Gerardo Alton Ortega (CEO), will make various announcements about the future of the company, new developments, products and brands planned for the next few years and discuss the expansion plans and status. This announcement is expected to happen on September 1st of the present year. During the past two years, Gerardo Alton Ortega has been driven to make VDG the most efficient company in the world. "I want to rewrite the books on how companies are run,” he stated. “We are in the second decade of the new millennium, the eve of technology and people still run companies like it is the eve of the industrial revolution". Gerardo Alton Ortega also added, "Companies can become the most efficient with all the tools we have, the power of communications systems, and the internet. Wasteful spending is a thing of the past. It is no longer about how much a company makes, it is about how much money it saves". Vital Digital Global, which was formed after absorbing Vital Digital LLC to expand globally, has in its portfolio of products and brands: Digi-cards download cards (the largest manufacturer of multimedia download cards in the world), Digi-codes download codes, Digi-tags, Digi-passes and has recently launched Digi-press (a plastic card manufacturing company now available in the United States and Europe with future expansion into Latin America, the Middle East and Asia). Among the topics to be announced are the possibility to take the company public in 2017, the launch of Veri-codes, and a virtual currency card.
FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS DIGI-CARDS ARE AGAIN THE INDUSTRY FAVORITES
Digi-cards download cards were the first option for multimedia custom download cards almost 10 years ago. During this time, many have tried to enter the market with several options now being available, however only a few have survived. As seen during the SXSW conference, without a doubt, the best option and product is still Digi-cards. When he was asked about this at a presentation, Jerry Harp (International Sales Manager), said, “It is simple, we offer the best product and value for the investment and the ROI for our clients is the best in the industry”. “We are not the cheapest and we do not want to be; we market to professionals and independent artists that care about their image. For example, would you like to sell or promote your product on a paper or laminated card? What does that say about your content or product? Our cards have many advantages over others that are similar in price, but none of the others offer cards with an appearance as sturdy and sleek as credit cards coupled with fully customized sites for PCs and Mobile devices, up to 2.5GB of content space, a Content Delivery Network, free professional design, and all in a simple package with free shipping worldwide. Who else offers that?” he concluded. Many movie producers and independent musicians that attend SXSW were distributing their product through Digi-cards and the ones that didn´t got embarrassed. Digi-cards are considered the “top of the line” download cards in the industry. For more information, you can go to www.digi-cards.com or www.download-cards.com.
COMPANY FOCUS IS TO BECOME LARGEST IN THE INDUSTRY
Vital Digital Global Corporation announced today that the launch of DIGI-PRESS late last year in the United States and Canada did a lot better than expected. The new brand of plastic (PVC) cards, manufactured and printed with a simple, no-hassle, all-inclusive price through a fast ordering process, is beating its expectations a few months since its conception. The company also announced that Digi-press Europe is about to launch officially at the end of March and they also expect good results. Gerardo Alton Ortega, CEO/Chairman, said, “Our plan is continuous growth; we have the Middle East market and expect to launch there this summer. We are also looking at opening a Digi-press for all of LATAM at the end of 2016, with the same concept: an all-inclusive, low price in local currency”. Following the success of Digi-cards download cards, a product on its own, Gerardo Alton Ortega decided after building a global infrastructure, “Why stay limited to one product when we can basically produce any type or use for plastic cards?” For more information on Digi-press.us and Digi-press.eu, please visit their websites.
INTERESTING NEWS REPORT ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA (EXCERPT)
According to figures in the United States, the first half of 2015 has seen a drop of 31% in CD sales compared to last year. We are all aware that the CD is now a thing of the past and most likely will slowly disappear in the next couple of years, even with the resurgence of vinyl music sales. Much all physical music distribution is over, or is it? We contacted the largest producer and manufacturer of music download cards to ask about any figures they could provide as no agency seems to follow, and RIAA, Soundscan and other tracking organizations count them as digital downloads, but should they?
Digi-cards download cards seems to be one of the largest if not the largest producers and even though they sell plenty of product in the US, it seems the company base is somewhere in Europe. After many calls, emails and runarounds we finally contacted Gerardo Alton-Ortega, a Mexico-born entrepreneur who is CEO of Vital Digital Global Corporation, the parent company of Digi-cards.
We asked the question: What about music download cards? His answer was straight-forward: they have replaced the CD and DVD sales and are probably the last form of physical multimedia distribution. He said that even though his company from the very beginning was focused on the music market, it has grown into marketing, advertising, merchandising and a long list of industries and applications where music now stands at only 14% of their total yearly business. However, he mentioned that his music download cards sales have been increasing tenfold in the last 2 to 3 years. When asked why aren´t they reported as physical sales, he answered: “because they are counted as digital downloads. The industry was not prepared for a product that combines both methods of distribution, physical and virtual so instead of adjusting, they decided to go the easy route and count them as digital downloads, something they were already set up to handle”, he concluded.
Digital download cards seem to have fallen through the cracks of reporting and it might be a music black hole that might have been an important measure of physical music sales. We have seen a huge increase of artists selling download cards, from very high quality product like Digi-cards made of plastic that resemble a credit card to laminated paper and homemade cards that for a price try to lure the end user to download music, videos and other multimedia files.
Looking at these figures and the comments of a leading manufacturer of this product, we can safely say that physical sales of music albums will be around for many years to come no matter what you call them, physical album sales or digital downloads.
FAST, HIGH QUALITY PLASTIC CARD MANUFACTURING COMING TO EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST
From the world´s leading producer of multimedia download cards now comes their high quality plastic card production to Europe and the Middle East. Today Vital Digital Global, parent company of Digi-press.us announced that in November of 2015 they will start service of their plastic card printing of all industries (Gift cards, membership cards, Hotel Keys, etc.) to Europe and the Middle East. The European base of operations will be in Principat d´Andorra where Digi-cards download cards and Digi-codes download codes currently operate. For the Middle East the base will be established in Dubai, UAE next year. Turnaround delivery times are expected to be in the six to eight days offering the most competitive prices in the area. Vital Digital Global has become one of the largest manufacturer of plastic cards around the world with presence of their flagship product Digi-cards in over 60 countries. Digi-cards download cards remain the best selling download cards in the US and Latin America for the last eight years.
MEXICO AN IMPORTANT BUSINESS PARTNER WILL GET RELIEVE
In an unprecedented act of solidarity and assistance to Vital Digital Global product distributors and clients in Mexico, Gerardo Alton-Ortega CEO of the company said he would freeze the Mexican Peso exchange rate to $15.00 Pesos (MXN) per Dollar (USD) starting immediately and to last until December 31st of 2015. “Many of our customers have contracts with us and need our product, however the instability of the country’s economy has made its currency lose value against the Dollar at a faster rate than all Latin America” he also added “Many people depend on our product and I rather cut profits than allow them to miss the opportunity that many of our products give them in marketing, e-file physical distribution and other industries” he concluded. Gerardo Alton-Ortega was born in Mexico and has maintained crucial interest in that market. Mexico is the world’s fourth largest consumer of Digi-cards download cards and it is expected to become the third before the end of the year. Vital Digital Global expects this milestone to be reached with this economic relief, Gerardo Alton Ortega also called other companies that do business in Mexico to follow suit.
CANDIDATES HAVE A 98% WINNING SUCCESS RATE WHEN THEY USE DIGI-CARDS
If you need to bet on political parties or candidates to win elections ask yourself if they used Digi-cards download cards during their campaign, you will have a better chance on being correct. With a 98% success rate on campaign wins for elected parties and officials that use Digi-cards during their campaign as a promotional tool the odds are on your side. More marketing analysts are weighing in the value of the personal touch and tangible asset that Digi-cards give potential candidates. “Not everything needs to be virtual or classic marketing, you need something in between and Digi-cards are that product” said Gerardo Alton Ortega during interview. Vital Digital Global, parent company of Digi-cards and Digi-codes has maintained a policy of “First come, only served” in political campaigns and the results have been mind-blowing. By only allowing one candidate or one party to use their product for marketing purposes has given their client and edge over others by bringing innovation, added value, physical and virtual interaction. The 2016 U.S. election is just warming up, but remember this when the final vote is counted.
REPLACING PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS AND PRINTING GENERATES MILLIONS IN SAVINGS
When the Digi-cards download cards concept started in 2004 as a “Digimusicard”, it was created, as its name indicates, for the music business. Little-known to Gerardo Alton-Ortega, the creator of this product, the business was going to be in business. Yes, about 70% of Digi-cards revenue comes from corporate and small business sales. The versatility of the product has been able to replace old methods of marketing and advertising, thus allowing companies in all realms of the business spectrum to reduce costs in fields like printing, advertising & marketing, development, etc. The times of distributing a huge bag of marketing and merchandising products during conventions are over, now most delegates distribute Digi-cards with all the secure information and multimedia. By doing this, they saved in the cost of printed paper, CDs, DVDs, USBs, shipping, and not to mention the benefits to the environment, all of this in one card. Other benefits include: the database inception and generation, timely follow-ups after card activation, and the assurance that your target audience accessed the material provided. Production costs and shipping of Digi-cards download cards for businesses are well below other options, such as catalogs and other media, thus saving some companies up to millions per year.
NEW PRODUCT TO FILL IN BUDGET AND SIZE NICHE
Vital Digital Global is always at the vanguard of technology and product development, like every other quarter the company is proud to present a new product and brand: Digi-tags. Just like Digi-cards download cards this new tags allow the end user to access a plethora of specific information via smartphones, tablets or personal computers. This product is smaller than regular download cards by 2/3 and can be easily distributed due to its size. At almost half the cost of regular digi-cards download cards it will fill in the niche of budget conscious clients. The end results are the same, Digi-tags use the patent pending system of Digi-codes and can be fully customizable. Clients needing promotions, advertising or a value added device for their products can use Digi-tags and deliver all the benefits and content to their customers or end users in a small package. Digi-tags are on sale now and will officially launch before the end of June. For more information you can visit www.digi-tags.com in the next couple of weeks to get pricing information on this revolutionary new product.
THIRD-PARTY ONLINE STORES, MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES, OR DIGI-CARDS DOWNLOAD CARDS
For the past decade, the music industry has seen the biggest shift in the way business is conducted. However, regardless of the changes, the end result is always song or album sales. One of the common denominators in the equation has to be digital distribution since it is here to stay. Even though many artists blame it for causing the “pizza slice effect”, it is the only option in a modern world and one must adapt. So how do recording artists make money by selling songs and albums using digital distribution? There are three options (let’s list them in order of appearance). The first option is third-party online stores like: itunes, CD baby, etc. Pros: it is now very easy to upload content to them and have your space in their online store servers for a percentage of the sales. You also get the prestige of having your music in their store. Cons: everyone can be in the store (even dogs barking) so unless someone knows your name or band (other than your family) your chances of selling your music are next to null. You can always promote your download page, but in many cases people will dish out some credit card money for better-known or more popular artists. The second option is using music streaming services like: Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, etc. Pros: it seems to be a nice, steady source of income for recording artists and the future of radio. Cons: unless you have a Top 100 Billboard hit, forget about making any money. Even if your songs get into the playlist, your income will be so watered-down that your bandmates will have to continue delivering pizza to earn a living for years to come. The third option is Digi-cards download cards. Pros: ever heard of impulse sales and purchases? Digi-cards download cards have the only business model that connects a physical product with digital online distribution and they have many favorable factors. We are not asking you to go door-to-door like old vacuum salesmen; most likely if you are a musician or recording artist you move in circuits that gather a lot of people that listen to music at festivals, concerts, club gigs, etc. With Digi-cards download cards you can literally give them a piece of you, just like merchandising, and what better product than your music? Forget baseball caps, t-shirts, and stickers. Hit them with your best product: your own, collectible Digi-cards download card with your song, video, or album on it. Take their cash, put it in your pocket, and go spend it on pizza that other bands will deliver to you because they are still selling music in online stores or through streaming services. Cons: many download cards manufacturers do not take the presentation and quality of their product seriously. You might end up with paper or laminated cards that are hard to sell, or you might end up with half-customized cards or platforms. Make sure you do your research. Remember the rule, “you get what you pay for”, otherwise, you might end up with 500 or 1000 albums in your pocket instead of making $5,000 or $10,000. It is up to you. One thing is for sure: physical, tangible products are still preferred by many in our digital world. Take advantage of it now because others will and you might end up being the one delivering the pizza. For more information on high-quality, professional recording artist multimedia download cards, visit www.digi-cards.com or www.download-cards.com