ABOUT BANGLA NAVI GLOBAL, INC.
List of Current Programs & Services
The Bangla Navi Global offers a wide range of services as community consultants tailored to new business start ups, supporting underprivileged and immigrant communities and a variety of services listed below. Through our programs we hope to not only empower, but to also provide opportunities, support and guidance. Our efforts begin by first raising awareness to the many challenges that these communities confront. To learn about the many resources offered at Bangla Navigation, please click the links below. values, our mission is to assist refugees, immigrants, the economically challenged, and underserved to become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities.
English and Civics Classes
Learning the English language is one of the most difficult and important challenges facing newly arrived refugees and immigrants. Bangla Navi offers English and Civics classes to help with successful integration to American life.
Asylum/Refugee Resettlement Program
Immigration Legal Services
New Arrivals Employment
English and Civics Classes
Help someone adapt to life in the United States.
Understand aspects of another culture.
Gain a new perspective on international events.
A Build experience working in a non-profit environment
Use your talents and background to make a difference
Learn more about other people and yourself.
Social security card application.
Welfare – Cash Aid, MediCal, SSI and/or Food Stamp – Application
Obtaining a driver’s license or identification card
School enrollment for children and adults
Adjustment of Status
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Temporary Protected Status
Special Immigrant/Religious Worker
As a Community Education Consulting and Guidance firm founded in 2008, our mission is about innovation. Soon we added political consulting and strategy. Any campaign starts with a sound strategy and finishes with the best ads on a poster, on the air and/or the most engaging Internet content. And it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. 75 percent of most campaign budgets is spent communicating with voters on television, radio and the Internet. You can have the best strategy, the best campaign manager, the best fundraiser, the best pollster, the best field organization, the best direct mail and the most committed volunteers. But if your spots look and sound like every other political ad, your message will never cut through the clutter.
In 2010, Japanese citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 172 countries and territories, ranking the Japanese passport 3rd in the world in terms of travel freedom, tied with Belgium, France, Italy, South Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain according to the Visa Restrictions Index. Aware of the risks navigating the complicated bureaucracy of International Travel Visas that could easily ruin any travellers tour plans, Bangla Navi Global Visa Services has specialized in assisting applicants from Japan, China and other countries with obtaining and Expediting International Travel Visas since 2010.
Bangla Navi Global works on all travellers behalf directly with each Embassy
and Consulate assisting travellers in Expediting their Visa Application
often as fast as the same business day! Using our experts with many years
of Visa Processing experience and our network of contacts within the various
Embassies and Consulates, we simplify for our customers what most often
feels like the most complicated aspect of a trip. Let the relations we have
cultivated over the years with the numerous Embassies and Consulates of
the world including Russia, China, Japan, Brazil, Vietnam, Turkey, Saudi
Arabia, Angola, Ghana, and a great many others work for all our customers
Bangla Navi Global is unique in the political media consulting world with an expanded range of services and expertise, including Internet strategic services, creative production and ad placement.
We believe the integration of campaign strategy, traditional broadcast media and the Internet is one of the most important facets of any modern political campaign. A campaign’s Internet presence touches literally every aspect of the campaign—fundraising, press relations, netroots and grassroots field organizing, internal communications and voter persuasion. Our job is to help you integrate and maximize these tools so that all aspects of the campaignare speaking with one voice.
Where once campaigns separated their broadcast media from their online media, the reality is that this new era demands integrated media. And we can help you dominate this new playing field
Creativity is Still the Key
Our combined experience and success in new and traditional media will give your campaign an edge on any platform. And our commitment to strategically-driven, highly-creative media is a perfect fit for this approach. Just as your television advertising should stand out from the crowd, so too must the online component of your campaign. It’s more than just competing with spam email and popup advertising. The key is creating compelling content and using the tools of the web to steer traffic to your website and create interest in your campaign
As of 1990, Japanese citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 172 countries and territories, ranking the Japanese passport 3rd in the world in terms of travel freedom, tied with Belgium, France, Italy, South Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain according to the Visa Restrictions Index. Aware of the risks navigating the complicated bureaucracy of International Travel Visas that could easily ruin any travellers tour plans, Bangla Navi Global Visa Services has specialized in assisting applicants from Japan, China and other countries with obtaining and Expediting International Travel Visas since 2008.
Bangla Navi Global works on all travellers behalf directly with each Embassy and Consulate assisting travellers in Expediting theri Visa Application often as fast as the same business day! Using our experts with many years of Visa Processing experience and our network of contacts within the various Embassies and Consulates, we simplify for our customers what most often feels like the most complicated aspect of a trip. Let the relations we have cultivated over the years with the numerous Embassies and Consulates of the world including Russia, China, Japan, Brazil, Vietnam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Angola, Ghana, and a great many others work for all our customers worldwide.
Services We Offer
Internet Marketing Strategy
Instantaneous Web Response
Theme & Message Consulting
Demographics & Poll Analysis
Press Relations Consulting
Logo & Brochure Design
Digital Brand Strategy Blog
The Bangla Navi Global blog explores the world of digital innovation, brand storytelling and business strategy. I also write about the importance of design thinking, lean principles and startup culture. The most popular articles include:
Digital: Social media for B2B companies
Brand: The difference between marketing and design
Strategy: Why you should have coffee with 100 people
These days I specialise in B2B social media, but I’ve always been passionate about how companies tell their stories and how good ideas spread.
Street Photography Blog
I’ve been shooting street photos since I became interested in the psychology of how people behave in public spaces. The Tokyo Street Photo blog has a mix of photography, articles, gear reviews and interviews. I love street photography because it’s a chance to get outside and tell the stories of real people around the city. I find it pretty scary approaching a stranger to ask to take their photo for a portrait, but it’s always worth it.
Coffee Hunter Blog
I like good coffee so I love exploring small independent cafes. The Coffee bisinesses blog has cafe reviews, interviews with baristas, articles about making a flat white and the emerging cafe scene in Casa Blanca, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Cairo, Havana, Istanbul, Rome, Shanghai, Tokyo, Rio & Sao Paolo, New York and London. I love coffee because it’s a product where passion, craft and design come together to create a total experience. Fun fact: My definition of a “flat white” coffee is cited as the generally accepted definition in Wikipedia.
Business design is a new way of thinking about companies as interconnected systems worthy of innovation, creativity and the application of design to the systems themselves. Business design applies the mindsets of a designer to the task of creating the overall strategy and business model. Business design is a useful way of looking creatively at a company in the context of its customers, suppliers and competitors. Every company needs to combine the disciplines of technology, design and business together to deliver value for a customer. But too often, only the crafts of technology and design are seen as real sources of new innovation (with the business function itself just doing the marketing or arranging the finances). In reality, the business-side of innovation can be incredibly important.
A business designer looks at the ways that flows of cash through a business to help diagnose important areas for the application of design. Money isn’t always the primary goal of a great business, but it’s a pretty good way of keeping score. As an economist, I was trained to view money as simply a byproduct of two-parties who are voluntarily exchanging value. This is a great mindset for strategy because it focuses on creating customer value first. Cash is the lifeblood of a growing organisation so designing a strong business model and engine of growth are an important part of entrepreneurship.
By using the mindset of business design, you can see metrics and KPIs as levers for innovation rather than just things to measure after the fact. For example, knowing the lifetime-value of a customer and the cost of acquisition might suggest that more innovation is needed to decrease customer churn. For example, cellphone providers are obsessed with decreasing churn and will often offer amazing discounts if you threaten to move to another provider. This is because they know that the cost of keeping a customer is cheaper than the cost of acquiring a new one.
What is business design?
This new discipline is emerging gradually as business people such as accountants, consultants and investors realise that their craft needs to keep up with startups who are innovating faster than ever before. The old school command and control model of business planning doesn’t work when a competitor could pivot into an entirely new customer segment and undercut your entire business model. These days, life has already moved on before a traditional strategy report can even be printed.
The new agile model of business strategy is called “business design” because the aim is to design the entire business as if it was an interconnected system. And then to maintain or adapt that system as circumstances change. Business design draws heavily on the mindset of human-centred design thinking and applies that mindset to the task of creating the entire financial and operating model.
Business design can be used early on in a startup (to achitect the entire business) or it can be used in large companies to make real-world decisions at the level of business units and product management. The mark of a good business designer is that they are equally at home using a spreadsheet as a design tool.
“If a strategist hasn’t asked to see your financial statements, then they’re not really a business designer.”
Business design is a living process rather than a one-time event. Business design is like bailing the boat while still paddling, or adjusting the course of a GPS navigation system on the fly. The destination is not as important as the ongoing process of continual course-correction.
For example, a recent client of mine had two seemingly similar service offers priced at wildy different price points, one was a short-term contract for a higher price and the other was a long-term contract for a much lower price. At first blush, the low price offer seemed less profitable because the internal cost-base for both services was the same. We had to undertake a business model review (including the financial accounts) to identify just how important the long-term contracts were to predictable cashflow. The two services therefore needed to be positioned more effectively so that they didn’t cannibalise each other.
Business design requires a peculiar combination of a high tolerance for ambiguity and a love of systems, analytics and metrics. A business designer trades in both the imagination of the future and the nitty-gritty modelling and planning that makes the vision into a reality.
1. Viral Marketing
Viral marketing consists of growing your userbase by encouraging your users to refer other users. We interviewed Andrew Chen, a viral marketing expert and mentor at 500 Startups, for common viral techniques and the factors that have led to viral adoption in major startups. We also talked with Ashish Kundra of myZamana, who discussed using viral marketing to grow from 100k users to over 4 million in less than a year.
2. Public Relations
Public relations is the art of getting your name out there via traditional media outlets like newspapers, magazines and TV. We interviewed Jason Kincaid, former TechCrunch writer, about pitching media outlets, how to form relationships with reporters, and what most startups do wrong when it comes to PR. We also talked with Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying and media strategist, to learn how startups could leverage today’s rapidly changing media landscape to get traction.
3. Unconventional PR
Unconventional PR involves doing something exceptional (like publicity stunts) to draw media attention. This channel can also work by repeatedly going above and beyond for your customers. Alexis Ohanian told us some of the things he did to get (and keep) people talking about Reddit and Hipmunk, two startups he co-founded.
4. Search Engine Marketing
Search engine marketing (SEM) allows companies to advertise to consumers searching on Google and other search engines. We interviewed Matthew Monahan of Inflection, the company behind Archives.com (before its $100 million acquisition by Ancestry.com) to learn how Archives relied primarily on SEM for their growth.
5. Social and Display Ads
Ads on popular sites like reddit, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and hundreds of other niche sites can be a powerful and scalable way to reach new customers. We brought in Nikhil Sethi, founder of the social ad buying platform Adaptly, to talk with us about getting traction with social and display ads.
6. Offline Ads
Offline ads include TV spots, radio commercials, billboards, infomercials, newspaper and magazine ads, as well as flyers and other local advertisements. These ads reach demographics that are harder to target online, like seniors, less tech-savvy consumers and commuters. Few startups use this channel, which means there’s less competition for many of these audiences. We talked with Jason Cohen, founder of WPEngine and Smart Bear Software, about the offline ads he’s used to acquire customers.
7. Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization is the process of making sure your website shows up for key search results. We interviewed Rand Fishkin of Moz (the market leader in SEO software) to talk about best practices for getting traction with SEO. Patrick McKenzie, founder of Appointment Reminder, also explained to us how he uses SEO to cheaply acquire lots of highly targeted traffic.
8. Content Marketing
Many startups have blogs. However, most don’t use their blogs to get traction. We talked with Rick Perreault, founder of Unbounce, and OkCupid founder Sam Yagan to learn how their blogs transformed their businesses.
9. Email Marketing
Email marketing is one of the best ways to convert prospects while retaining and monetizing existing ones. For this chapter we interviewed Colin Nederkoorn, founder of email marketing startup Customer.io, to discuss how startups can get the most out this traction channel.
10. Engineering as Marketing
Using engineering resources to acquire customers is an underutilized way to get traction. Successful companies have built micro-sites, developed widgets, and created free tools that drive thousands of leads each month. We asked Dharmesh Shah, founder of Hubspot, to discuss how engineering as marketing has driven Hubspot’s growth to tens of thousands of customers through tools like their Marketing Grader.
11. Targeting Blogs
Popular startups like Codecademy, Mint, and Reddit all got their start by targeting blogs. Noah Kagan, Mint’s former director of marketing, told us how he targeted niche blogs early on, and how this strategy allowed Mint to acquire 40,000 users before launching.
12. Business Development
Business development is the process of creating strategic relationships that benefit both your startup and your partner. Paul English, co-founder and CEO of Kayak.com, walked us through the impact of their early partnership with AOL. We also interviewed venture capitalist Chris Fralic, whose BD efforts at Half.com were a major factor in eBay’s $350 million acquisition of the company. We’ll show you how to structure deals, find strategic partners, build a business development pipeline, and approach potential partners.
Sales is primarily focused on creating processes to directly exchange product for dollars. We interviewed David Skok of Matrix Partners – someone who’s taken four different companies public – to get his perspective on how the best software companies are creating sustainable, scalable sales processes. We also take a look at how to find early customers and have winning sales conversations.
14. Affiliate Programs
Companies like Hostgator, GoDaddy and Sprout Social have robust affiliate programs that have allowed them to reach hundreds of thousands of customers in a cost-effective way. We interviewed Kristopher Jones, founder of the Pepperjam Affiliate network, to learn how a startup can leverage this channel. We also talked with Maneesh Sethi to learn how affiliate marketers choose what products to promote, and some of the strategies they use to do so.
15. Existing Platforms
Focusing on existing platforms means focusing your growth efforts on a mega-platform like Facebook, Twitter, or an App Store and getting some of their hundreds of millions of users to use your product. Alex Pachikov, on the founding team of Evernote, explained how their focus on Apple’s App Store generated millions of customers.
16. Trade Shows
Trade shows are a chance for companies in specific industries to show off their latest products. We interviewed Brian Riley of SlidePad, an innovative bike brake startup, to learn how they sealed a partnership that led to over 20,000 sales from one trade show and their approach to getting traction at each event.
17. Offline Events
Sponsoring or running offline events – from small meetups to large conferences – can be a primary way you get traction. We spoke with Rob Walling, founder and organizer of MicroConf, to talk about how to run a fantastic event, how it can benefit you, and the type of work that goes into pulling off a successful event.
18. Speaking Engagements
Eric Ries, author of the bestselling book The Lean Startup, told us how he used speaking engagements to hit the bestseller list within a week of the book’s launch, how he landed these talks, and why he chose to use this channel to generate awareness and book sales. We also interviewed Dan Martell, founder of Clarity, to learn how to leverage a speaking event, give an awesome talk and grow your startup’s profile at such speaking gigs.
19. Community Building
Companies like Zappos, Wikipedia, and Stack Exchange have all grown by forming passionate communities around their products. In our interview with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, he detailed how he built the Wikipedia community that’s created the largest repository of human knowledge in history.
Social media: PR vs. Advertising vs. Design
Advertising, design and public relations all have something useful to contribute to social media. But they come from very different worlds and they each have hidden biases. Customers just experience the end result, but the way a company builds their reputation can be secretly swayed by the type of agencies that a company hires to help out with their social media. Owned, earned and paid media all add up to an overall impression of the brand.
Ad v design v PR
The business model of different agencies influences their approach to social media briefs.
I arrived in Tokyo at the height of the global financial crisis. Back then no one was hiring for Brand Strategists because it’s not a good look to do a new logo when you’ve just laid off 10,000 people. And it’s definitely not a good look to do a management workshop about the meaning of life to then choose the colour of the new logo when you’ve just laid off 10,000 people. So brand strategy (and in particular, the management consulting style brand strategy that I was most experienced in) had fallen off a cliff.
Luckily, I had a friend from the Tokyo who warned me of this problem before I left for Los Angeles. He said to me:
“When you land, tell them at the airport that you know how to use Facebook and they’ll give you a job as a ‘Social Media Consultant’… whatever that is.”
So I redid my CV on the plane and highlighted every time that I had managed a digital project, every time I’d coached a CEO on social media and every time I’d used a customer insight to build a digital campaign. I’ve always been excited by the overlap of design, business and technology so “social media” was an easy thread to draw back through my resume.
In fact, digital innovation, online storytelling and social media were deeply woven through everything I’d done going back to my early days as a lawyer and even as a student at Berkeley.
Social media is among the newest tools that politicians have at their disposal, and it has quickly become one of the most important aspects of an effective political campaign. Every serious political candidate maintains a half dozen social media sites, and some devote massive amounts of time and energy maintaining their political image, using it to attract new voters, solicit donations, or to share campaign photos. As of 2011, about 8 out of 10 National Senators and Representatives have a Twitter and Facebook account, proving that an online presence is essential for competing for voters in the Internet age.
Social media has become one of the most effective ways for a political candidate to reach voters en masse. According to an article in Slate Tech Magazine, 82% of adults use social media, and 98% of young people use social media at least once a month. Very often, Mayoral and gubernatorial candidates with the most Facebook friends beat their competitors (though this could be dependent on another factor, such as the candidate’s level of name recognition).
The effects of social media were clear in the 2012 presidential election as well— President Obama had over 20 million followers on Twitter, about 14 times more than Mitt Romney, and he boasted about 31 million Facebook friends, more than triple how many Mr. Romney had.  Aside from its uses related directly to campaigning, social media has become a news outlet and a forum for political debate— An increasing number of people, especially young adults, receive political information and connect with others of similar political interests.
An effective political campaign employs a multifaceted social media strategy in order to engage voters with diverse interests and political beliefs. By using social media to discover a voter’s political principles and opinions, candidates can effectively target his or her political advertisements to specific groups of voters. Also, if a voter follows a candidate on a social media site like Facebook or Twitter, the politician’s campaign team can send a constant stream of updates in the form of short messages or images, at no or very low marginal cost. If voters would like more information about the candidate, the candidate’s campaign website is usually linked to the social media site for easy access.
Though a vital part of social media is crafting very short messages to woo voters, it is equally important to continue an authentic, personal dialogue. Voters need to feel as though they have a real connection with the candidate, who actually responds to voter questions and concern. By aggregating individual opinions and following trends or patterns via social media, a campaign team can learn about large shifts in voter opinion.
Even though a variety of digital tools exist at a candidate’s disposal, some fail to use it to its maximum potential. According to the Pew Research Center’s “How Presidential Candidates use the Web and Social Media:”
Obama's campaign has made far more use of direct digital messaging than Romney's. Across platforms, the Obama campaign published 614 posts during the two weeks examined compared with 168 for Romney. The gap was the greatest on Twitter, where the Romney campaign averaged just one tweet per day versus 29 for the Obama campaign.
Obama also offered voters opportunities to align themselves with certain groups of supporters, called “constituency groups” like African-Americans, Latinos, military families, LGBT, etc., so that he could target his political message especially specific segments of voters.
Republicans have launched a new research group called America Rising, to try to compete with the Democrats’ head start in the field of social media and rapid response. America Rising hopes to learn from the failed elections of 2012, while trying to overcome the Republican image of being out-of-touch with current political trends.
In sum, those who were late to employ social media in politics are now trying to catch up.
Maintaining a positive and politically effective social image will remain serious business in the political world. Social media and Internet trends are changing by the minute, and candidates and their staff must keep up with shifting public tastes and interests in order to remain competitive. However, the next generation of successful politicians will not be the ones with the most tweets or posts, but those who engage and connect with voters in a meaningful way.
Media consulting is a field in which there has been and most likely will continue to be an increase in the demand as well as supply of services. According to the Center for Public Integrity media consultants now can earn as much as $200,000 to $500,000 per candidate in a hotly contested Senate or House race (publicintergrity.org). The Center also found that while $1.78 billion was spent on campaign consultants, $1.2 billion of that went to media consultants (publicintegrity.org). Clearly there is money to be made within the context of a political campaign, but there are also rising trends in other areas where media consultants are reaping the benefits. Since 1990 there has been an increase in the use of media consultants to help defeat or ensure the success of initiative campaigns. Not only have media consultants found an ever increasing market for initiative’s, but also in the private sector. Corporations and other organizations are beginning to turn to media consultants for help with a whole range of advertising and media needs. To express this trend on a larger scale, for the period of 2001-2006 “total communications spending increased 6.8% to a record $885.2 billion in 2006 and expanded at a compound annual growth rate of 5.9%....exceeding GDP growth in both periods” (vss.com). To understand media consulting one should review the history of the field as well as investigate the recent trends of increased opportunities in the initiative industry and private corporations.
Media consulting has been around for a large part of the twentieth century. As far back as 1920 Warren Harding used the advertising executives Albert Lasker and William Wrigley Jr. in his campaign. By 1936 Republican Presidential nominee Alfred Landon was the first to use regionally tailored advertising techniques with radio advertisements. It was the 1952 Presidential election that marked the emergence of the media consultant, as the Eisenhower campaign drew from the latest in political advertising and television production. Eisenhower employed Batten, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn advertising agency, writers from Readers Digest, and purchased time from local TV stations. Dan Nimmo commented that the 1950’s saw the first fully orchestrated image campaign. He argued that the 1950’s was the period of “up-front” political advertising as the candidate was the focus.
The 1960’s saw the focus of media advertisements go from a candidate focus to much more of an image focus. It was also during this time that candidates began to use telethons where voters could phone in to ask questions, make appearances on talk and variety shows, as well as schedule campaign events for timely television coverage). Another significant event to occur in the 1960’s occurred in the Kennedy campaign. Kennedy employed Simulmatics Corporation, professional media consultants, which broke the American electorate into 180 different voter types to target with specific media messages.
By the 1970’s the television spots began to put candidates in work situations, talking to people, and offering views on issues as a way to respond to the “issue less” advertising of the 1960s. Consultants began to get candidates to perform thirty minute radio talks as a part of the media strategy. Direct mail also began to be widely used as a means of advertising and fundraising. Consultants even began to prepare and supply local stations with TV or radio clips, which saved the stations time and help to convey the message the consultants wanted.
M. Dane Waters defines the initiative industry as a group of individuals, consultants, and companies that provide free and or paid campaign services to individuals or groups wishing to stop/qualify an initiative for an election ballot, defeat/pass the initiative on election day, and stop/ensure its implementation post-election. The first initiative was on an Oregon ballot in 1904. Now the initiative can be utilized in twenty-four states and has been used 2,021 times for statewide measures with a 41% success rate (821 adopted). Since 1990 there has been an increase in the “initiative industry.” Waters explains that the reason for this increase is because of the recent rise in regulations by state legislatures concerning the process of putting initiatives on the ballot. Due to the greater number of obstacles to put an initiative on the ballot, groups which have access to money can pay consultants to get initiatives on the ballot and ensure their success or failure. Media consultants are a big part of this process as they are the ones who engage in getting the positive or negative message out through direct mail, paid advertising on television, radio, etc. Waters writes that the cost of getting an initiative on the ballot varies from state to state with California as the most expense at $1,000,000 and Montana as the least expensive at $35,000.
As an example of the cost of an initiative campaign Waters gives an estimate of the cost of a typical initiative campaign run in Washington DC. The total overall cost of the campaign is estimated to be around $3,653,500. Of this amount paid advertising would total $2,000,000, the direct mailings $500,000, symposium for each ward of the city $80,000, and media consultant fee for managing this portion of the campaign would be $210,000. Clearly a large portion of this or any other initiative campaign is focused on the media aspect, which a media consultant must plan and manage. As the number of barriers rise for getting an initiative on the ballot the greater the need for consultants to accomplish this goal, especially media consultants, and the greater the cost of each one of these campaigns.
Recently corporations and other organizations have been approaching the media consultants of political consulting firms for help with media decisions. Novotny writes that there is a convergence of public relations, advertising, and political consulting. Consultants are now working for corporations by working with focus groups, testing advertisements for products, crafting commercial spots, and discovering the correct wording for public relations material. Industries that have been using the services of these firms are the utility, pharmaceutical, tobacco, and long-distance telephone companies. Therefore a rising number of political consulting firms, such as National Media and Shandwick Public Affairs, have been setting up subsidiaries to contract work out with these corporations.
An example of consultants contracting out occurred during the 1993 Clinton Administration’s attempt to overhaul the healthcare system. The Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) contracted with Goddard-Claussen/First Tuesday to sway public support against the proposal. The firm used focus groups, surveys, and tracking polls to gauge the public’s reaction to advertisements, which began running in July 1993, months before the plan was unveiled. Over 90% of the $15 million spent on the campaign aired in small to medium markets outside of Washington DC. Due in large part to the media consultants efforts and ability to frame the issue in the public well in advance, the Administration as well as Congressional Democrats were forced to withdraw the proposal weeks before November 1994 elections.
The question is why corporations and other organizations would desire the help of political consulting firms, namely media consultants, and vice versa. The reasons that businesses and other organizations desire the services of media consultants are many but there are a few main ones. One is that consultants have an expertise learned from political campaigns as well as knowledge of local markets that a typical advertising firm may not have. Another reason is the fact that consultants have a prior history with lawmakers and officeholders that can be of great benefit to a business or organization. Lastly media consultants have a quicker turn around time that meets the needs of today’s business world. There are also benefits received by consultants through this relationship. One reason is the erratic nature of campaigns and the fact that it is much less erratic working for businesses or other organizations. Other reasons may be the lure of a new challenge or the desire to shape policy. Lastly there is the desire for money, which is abundantly available when working for corporations or other organizations.
It is clear that media consultants are of an increasing importance in today’s world. A continually larger amount of money is being spent every year to acquire the expertise and services of these consultants. Consultants are continuing to focus primarily on political election campaigns but new opportunities have arisen in recent times. Consultants now have new opportunities in the “initiative industry” as well as working with businesses and other organizations. It appears as if these opportunities currently have no foreseeable end in sight and will continue to be abundant in the future.
CONSULTING SERVICES IN JAPANESE
Bangla Navi Global works to collect and disseminate information on Japanese business, tourism, and language education; to disseminate information on best practices and assist in their implementation; to assist and support teachers of Japanese at all levels; to encourage the development of new programs of instruction in schools from K to 16 and the expansion of existing ones; to support the development of new ideas in instruction, learning, and instructional delivery; to create and strengthen links among people and programs in the field; and to raise the profile of Japanese language education (and foreign language education in general) in the US. Bangla Navi Global Incorporated aims to promote the teaching and learning of Japanese in the Americas and around the world, offer support to all teachers and students of Japanese on matters of concern, foster contact by teachers and students with speakers of Japanese in the local community and abroad, further the cause of languages through co-operation with similar bodies interstate and overseas, and with all monolingual language associations in the United States via the Verbal Planet site.
PASSPORT SERVICES & VISA INFORMATION
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Design Edge Studio is a full-service web design company specializing in the design, maintenance and hosting of websites. We conceptualize, design and develop websites from start to finish, handling all aspects of the process.
• New site design
• Existing site redesign
• Site maintenance
• Site analysis
• Newsletters (Blast E-Mails)
• Blogs (discussion boards)
• Search engine optimization
Your website is a growing, breathing creature that is alive on the web. Maintenance refers to the ongoing updates and changes that your website will need. Consider it “food” for your site.
We use the word “need” because we feel that regular updates to your site are essential for your continued success. However, it’s not mandatory. Many websites stay stagnant with no changes at all throughout their entire life. We believe that to keep your customers coming back, and to keep your site a good representation of your company — it will need periodic updates.
After we have developed your website, an hourly fee (see below) will apply when we are maintaining your site.
Hosting makes your website visible to anyone looking for it. Without hosting, your website is not accessible; your site might exist – but not on the web.
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Tourist Visas are issued to persons wishing to travel to a country for sightseeing or vacation. Tourist visas usually only authorize short stays (typically, up to a month, three months, or six months). Some countries' visas (e. g. US, UK) may last as long as five or ten years (for periodic visits), but the issuance fee may be proportional to the length of visa. To successfully get this, you must demonstrate to the consul that you are definitely going to return home after your stay in their country. Employment is not allowed unless it is issued together or in conjunction with with a working holiday visa.
Private Visit Visas are issued to people visiting their friends or relatives legally residing in a country. Some countries require a formal invitation issued through a governmental office. For others, an informal letter of invitation is sufficient.
Transit Visas are issued to people passing through the country without a significant stay, normally for anywhere from 24 hours to ten days. A special case is Airside Transit Visas required sometimes for mere change of planes in an airport without clearing immigration.
Business Visas are issued if one needs to conduct financial transactions in the country, sign contracts, attend training or meetings, and a plethora of activities in connection to one's work or profession back home. Employment in the host country is forbidden.
Student Visas are issued to those who wish to undertake a course of study in another country. Proof of admission, enrolment and proficiency in the local language are necessary. In some countries this can come with limited, part-time employment rights.
Work Visas are permits allowing one to hold a paid job in the destination country for a period of time. These are notoriously hard to acquire unless special arrangements exist between your home country and the destination country. This is because the primary requirement to be considered for a work visa is that nobody in the employer's local job market is qualified and willing to do the job the employer needs to fill. It might slightly be easier for you to get a working visa if you possess an advanced degree (eg MA, MS, PhD) from a reputable school or an undergraduate degree with extensive and substantial related experience. If the work visa does not automatically allow you to permanently immigrate (eg you're a contract worker), the visa will usually be restricted as well to a particular employer and job type.
Working Holiday Visas are work visas that allow short-term jobs to be undertaken to subsidize a vacation. Often this is available only by certain countries to nationals of selected countries as part of special agreements.
Religious Pilgrimage Visas, such as visas given for the Hajj, entitle the bearer to visit a religious shrine or site. These are common in most Muslim countries.
Retirement Visas allow one to reside in a country indefinitely, so long as they abide by the law and don't seek paid employment. See Retiring_abroad#Visas.
Immigrant Visas permit one to resettle in a country.
As the mechanics for long-term and work visas can get
complicated, it is advisable to engage the services of an immigration attorney
to properly assess your eligibility for the desired type of visa, and facilitate
the necessary paperwork.
Usually, countries impose requirement that visitors' passports be valid beyond the planned period of visit and will refuse visas if this condition is not met. The required margin may be up to 6 months. Sometimes this requirement is waived for nationals of certain countries (this is especially often true between neighbouring countries).
Having a criminal record in your home country may be grounds for denial of a visa. It can also be grounds for refusal of entry when travelling without a visa. This is true even for countries with land borders and no visa requirement for tourists such as at the U.S.-Canadian border. To avoid disappointment, it's best to inquire at the nearest embassy or consulate. In some cases, this information might be on the host country's web site. However, it is still best to inquire about your particular situation, as legal matters can be enormously complex--especially in an international context. The host country's definition of a certain crime may be totally different from your own (even differences between dialects of same language such as American and British English can come into play). Moreover, the host country's criteria for time served may be based on the penalties imposed if the crime was committed in that country. If you have a criminal record it is usually best to apply for a visa in advance, as being refused a visa at entry is considerably more inconvenient. If you have declared your criminal record during the visa application and it is granted, then you are unlikely to be refused admission for that reason at the border crossing.
It is also important that you have not violated the terms of any previously-issued visas to you. In other words, you should have not for instance overstayed by even just a single day or worked on a tourist/student visa. Doing so may make it difficult to re-apply and be granted another visa with some countries.
Being in a stable financial and employment situation is strongly advised
as it can demonstrate that you have less reason to potentially overstay
or violate your visa. Hence, be ready to procure financial documents from
your bank, certificate of employment, affidavit of support, etc. in advance
in case the consulate requests this. If you are applying for a work or immigrant
visa, the financial situation of the prospective host or employer will also
be very important.
Fraud and Third-party agent concerns
Be extremely careful with persons or organizations whose services you wish to engage to help you apply for a visa. Some of them claim that they can get you a visa quicker than conventional methods. If a proposition sounds too good to be true it probably is. You will be held liable for whatever fraud or misrepresentation they commit in your application. If you commit fraud either by yourself or with the help of your agent, your application will almost certainly be refused/denied.
In addition, you face the following consequences:
* Ban from re-applying for a visa which can last several years or even perpetually.
* Criminal prosecution and jail time in the country which you committed it in.
* Loss of the money you paid the third-party.
If you don't have at least one of the documents to prove your eligibility,
it is better to explain its absence than present a fraudulent/false/forged
document. Even if your visa application is denied as a result of such, a
truthful explanation and presentation will usually not jeopardize future
applications or preclude you from applying again.
Obtaining a visa in advance
Your first stop on your journey to get the valuable visa is the website of the immigration authorities, foreign ministry or embassy of the country or countries you wish to enter. They will provide the list of documents you need to get and specific procedures you need to undergo for your case. They will also provide instructions on how to apply in case they are not directly represented in your home country.
The list of documents you need to present to a consulate or embassy varies
greatly from country to country.
Basically, only three items are required always:
* Passport or other travelling document
* Visa application form
* Proof of payment of consular fee
Other documents countries may typically require from you for a short-term
visa include but are not limited to:
* Birth certificate.
* Your national identity document.
* Financial documents (e.g. tax returns, bank certificates, bank statements).
* Employment or school certificates.
* Official invitation.
* Affidavit of support with sponsor's supporting documents.
* Tourist vouchers.
* Accommodation arrangements (hotel reservations, fully or partially prepaid accommodation vouchers).
* Transport arrangements (reservations or fully-paid tickets in and out of the country, and sometimes all along the itinerary).
* Plan of trip.
* Passports you held in the past or their copies.
* Travel insurance covering your entire stay
Once you have all the necessary documents, you can start filling-out the application form/s. In some countries, this is only possible to do online while in others, it has to be hand-written or type-written. In the case of the former, you will have to print-out the submitted application form. Next you can set an appointment using the website or phone number assigned by the visa-issuing authorities. You will then pay the fee but this may sometimes have to happen before setting an appointment (see the Visa fees subsection for more information). A commercial third-party accredited by the embassy/consulate may handle administrative aspects of your visa application (i.e. you could be dealing with them in submitting your application rather than the embassy/consulate itself) but they have no influence over the outcome of your application. The embassy or consulate will tell you if you need to come for further interviews or require further information/documents.
A personal appearance by the applicant is increasingly becoming compulsory especially as the applicant may have to undergo bio-metric fingerprinting and photographing to ensure the integrity of the application. When applying, a pre-arranged appointment is also a must, you just cannot walk-in to the application centre.
As much as possible, please start the application process at the earliest
possible opportunity. Processing of your application can take weeks but
some countries may have priority processing available.
When visa fees are charged they can vary according to your nationality, the number of times you will enter, the length of stay or validity, purpose of travel and sometimes how and where you apply.
Should your own country charge a fee for visitors of your destination, a reciprocal visa policy and fee may apply. Sometimes particular nationalities are charged additional visa fees for reasons that are difficult to ascertain, with country groups assigned to particular fee bands. Brazil and China are both known to do this, levying a US$160 fee for US citizens to apply for a visa to match what the US charges Brazilians and Chinese.
If you are travelling around border regions you can often reduce visa fees by structuring your movements around such fees, taking an open jaw flight into one country and out of its neighbour can avoid multiple entry fees. If taking a quick visit to a neighbouring country, keeping your trip to a single day can often avoid fees too.
Children are sometimes charged a reduced fee, or no fee at all. The maximum age of the child can vary from under 12 up to 18.
Applicants on government-sponsored scholarships may have their visa fees waived. See the website of the embassy of the country of your school for more information.
The embassy or consulate of the country will also tell you how your payment
has to be remitted. Some methods include direct payment by debit/credit
card upon submission of your on-line application, bank deposit, purchase
of manager's cheque.
Transit is when you enter a country for a short period for the purposes of transferring to an onward transport leaving the country again.
Working out which rules apply to a transit can often be more complex than working out the visitor visa requirements. Some variables include the length of your stay (often measured in hours), and whether you will need to leave the sterile transit area of an airport. Some countries that require visitors to have visas will allow transit without a visa under some conditions, but may require a transit visa if these are not satisfied.
If the transit entry conditions require you to stay in the sterile area during transit, you have to consider your luggage. Some airlines will not check your luggage through to your destination. This can be because they are a budget airline operating on a point-to-point basis, or even with multiple full-service airlines without the correct affiliations to transfer luggage between them. Countries which don't normally require visas for a sterile air-side transit may require you to procure a visitor or transit visa to collect your bags, since you technically need to enter that country to commence the rest of your journey by checking-in again by yourself. You should consider any visa application fees when comparing travel options.
Some airlines that don't normally offer to check luggage through to a final
destination when fares are booked per sector on-line, may do so for the
same flights if booked as a connecting flight by a travel agent, or as a
After obtaining your visa
First, check to see if all the information printed on the visa sticker is correct (from your name to the type of visa).
The usual information printed on the visa are as follows:
* Date of birth
* Validity dates*
* Number of entries allowed*
* Type of visa
'*For validity dates and entries allowed, even if you applied and paid for a longer period, the consul, at his discretion may actually give you a shorter period and fewer entries if he is not fully satisfied that you will potentially comply. It is typical for first time successful visa applicants to get single entry visas.
Having a valid visa does not automatically guarantee entry into the country that issued the visa. When you land at the host country, passport control officers will check once again to see that you are still eligible for that visa. The reasons and circumstances that gave you the visa in the first place must still exist. If travelling as a tourist or a business visitor, make sure you have a return or onward ticket and contact details of your host (including their full address). For other status, have all the documents related to the purpose of your trip in order. Don't bring documents or items a traveller of your type won't normally bring. Your may be denied entry and your visa may be cancelled at the checkpoint if you are unable to demonstrate your eligibility or qualifications for your visa.
From the time the visa is issued to the time you leave the host country,
you are responsible for complying with all the terms and conditions of your
stay. Even if you hold a multiple-entry visa with a long validity period,
the following constitute grounds to automatically invalidate your visa once
these are later uncovered:
* Staying beyond the period/expiry date given to you
* Performing an activity not allowed by your visa or immigration status (e.g. work or study on a tourist visa, work more than the maximum number of hours on a student visa)
* Changing of circumstances that got you the visa in the first place (i.e. they no longer exist)
* Obtaining your visa or immigration status fraudulently (you will also face the consequences listed in the Fraud and third party concerns section)
Length of stay and validity dates
Depending on the country, the length of authorised stay may or may not be printed on the visa and instead be given at passport control. In relation, the validity dates may have different meanings depending on the country.
In the United States for example, the validity period is simply the window in which you can travel to that country. It is not connected to the allowed period for which you can stay in the country. This means you can enter on the last day of your visa but still receive and be allowed up to a full 6-month period in which to stay there. The actual deadline for you to exit will be stamped in your passport by passport control officers - make sure you leave on or before this date.
In other places such as the United Kingdom and most Schengen countries,
the last day of your validity period is the deadline for you to exit the
country. While the maximum period for you to stay may be printed on the
visa, you will either be given that period to stay or until the last day
in which your visa is valid - whichever is shorter. This means while you
can enter on the last day, you must also exit on that day.
Extending stay and changing status
If you are looking to extend your stay or change your immigration status, please apply at the immigration service centre of your host country before your current status expires. However this is not always possible depending on the rules of the immigration status that you used to enter the country with. For example, those who entered the US under the Visa Waiver Programme are not permitted to change status or extend their stay at all. When it is not allowed to change status in the host country, you must exit first and apply at your home country (make sure you leave before time is up otherwise you will have a difficult time getting that new visa). Other than checking past compliance with immigration history, your application for a different visa is independent of your past visa applications and will be viewed on its own merits.
Russia, Saudi Arabia and some other countries have an exit visa requirement. Those who are required to have a visa to enter these countries must also have a visa to leave them. It is not as dire as it seems, however; only certain classes require a Saudi exit visa; Russian tourist, business, and transit visas are entry-exit visas; and so are Schengen short-stay and long-stay visas.
However, if, for any reason, your visa or permission to remain expires before you leave, you are normally required to obtain an exit visa. This requirement may be waived under certain conditions. For example, Russian exit visa requirement may be waived in case of minor delays due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness or flight cancellation.
If you are required to obtain an exit visa, do so well in advance of your departure. It can take as many as three weeks to obtain an exit visa.
In any case, upon departure, immigration officials in most countries will
check your documentation, and, if the country uses some kind of migration
control document, will collect that document. If you lost your passport
during your stay, these will probably have to be verified or replaced.
After having a visa stamped to your passport, there 's proof that you actually went there (or at least, you intended to). This means that you may be subject to additional research and/or scrutiny and/or restrictions depending on the countries you are planning to visit:
* Having a Visa from a country in which Yellow fever is endemic may place you under close inspection when you are about to enter another country.
* Having a stamp from Israel may restrict (or deny at all) entry to Arab countries.
ASEAN/SAARC Tourist Visa Requirements:
1. Japan Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your intended return date. If your passport does not meet this requirement, please see our Passport Services.
2. Two Bangladesh Visa Application Forms completed and signed.
3. Four Passport photographs.
4. One Bangladesh Visa Coversheet.
5. Copy of Itinerary.
6. Copy of the most recent Bank Statement.
ASEAN/SAARC Business Visa Requirements:
1. Japan Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your intended return date. If your passport does not meet this requirement, please see our Passport Services.
2. Two Bangladesh Visa Application Forms completed and signed.
3. Four Passport photographs.
4. One Bangladesh Visa Coversheet.
5. Copy of Itinerary.
6. A business letter of introduction and financial responsibility is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to Bangladesh Embassy. The letter should state the purpose of visit, business reference in Bangladesh to be visited, and company guarantee of financial responsibility for the applicant, and their return transportation to Japan.
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