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The Quartet sponsor for $2,500 includes: seating for six (six tickets); pre-event name recognition on Sherman Hospital digital screens; recognition on event video presentation; and name inclusion on event program card.
"It helped him and it hurt him," the professor said of Teddy Turner's name recognition. "It helped him in the sense that he had money available."
As a result, Cain remains stuck in the second tier of candidates in terms of name recognition along with Jon Huntsman (44%) and Rick Santorum (53%), with the five other official candidates known by at least three-quarters of Republicans.
Call it, after its Victor Hugo source, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and you could even have that vital name recognition, which poor old Raymonda lacks.
Consumers purchase albums during the Christmas season at a higher-than-normal rate, and the combination of name recognition and musical hunger makes such albums instant sellers.
(Could any artist today attain the name recognition of Bill Gates?) The subtitle refers to the roster of as-yet-unfamiliar artists, such as Japan's Haruki Nishijima, who, in his installation Remain in Light, 2001, transforms electrical waves from cell phones and radio broadcasts into colorful digital lights and buzzing sounds.
"We wanted to explore some nontraditional avenues for educating the public about issues related to aging and, at the same time, increase our name recognition in what is an increasingly competitive market." To this end, plans were made to launch a series of weekly, half-hour talk shows, the first of which aired four years ago.
He's got better name recognition than George W., and neither dad is going to object.
Smith had been seeking the GOP nomination himself and was frustrated by low poll numbers and name recognition. He charged that the Republicans were not giving Bush's contenders a chance and criticized the Texas governor for taking vague stances on contentious issues like abortion.
More than one senior marketing manager from companies that compete every day with the well known Perkin-Elmer and Hewlett-Packard names expressed delighted anticipation to IBO at the thought of those companies no longer being able to use their famous monikers, especially in markets such as Latin America and Asia where name recognition can account for a very high percentage of a company's market power.
Michele Bachmann, who formally announced her presidential candidacy Monday in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, enters the race with 69% name recognition among Republicans and ties for the highest Positive Intensity Score of any GOP candidate Gallup tracks.