Archive for April, 2009

The Susan Boyle Media Frenzy. What’s your take?

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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Millions of YouTube hits, worldwide press, and now book and movie deals. Do you think it’s mainly the old media (TV) or new media (YouTube, etc) that’s been the driving force behind this media frenzy?

Facebook Made Simple.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Marketing Tip #27

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Bad Production is a Cred Killer.

Content may be king, but if the content is not presented professionally, with quality production,  it’ll kill your credibility.

Bad (and good) production applies to all marketing material, from business card to podcast. For example, a business card printed on a cheap or thin paper stock is a subliminally bad message about your company. All company print material has to look, and feel, top shelf.

Same with broadcast. For example, I just listened to an informative podcast that was severely compromised by terrible production. The audio levels were so bad that I had to listen with one hand on the volume control for the entire interview. Not fun, especially while driving. Had they done a simple audio check first, the audio levels could have been easily corrected. Now, it’s circulating cyberspace branding that business as “unprofessional.” I’ve also seen bad production on websites via busted links, non-loading or poorly shot video, or very annoying 30-sec flash intros that either use loud annoying music or constantly replay.

You get the idea. Now, be sure you’re not guilty of it.

And now, a few words from our clients…

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

“How to Get Customers in this El Crappo Economy.”

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

By John Follis / Reprinted from TalentZoo.com 3/31/09

You won’t find “el crappo” in Webster’s, but it’s the exact verbiage used when I was emailed this topic and invited to offer my insight. So, here goes.

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