There has not been a new post in quite some time. That’s not because there’s been a lack of activity to talk about, just that I’ve been eyeball deep in client delivery AND starting a new FT job. Thankfully these two activities go hand in hand. It’s a little different than the norm. Here’s the story.
I am now the Marketing Strategist (since January) at the Vertek Division (Randolph, VT) of Applied Research Associates, which is based in Albuquerque, NM. They’re an engineering and R&D company that solves large national problems from divisions nationwide. I spend about half of my time developing their digital marketing presence around certain products (specifically a small robot for police and military use) within their overall ARA web scope. The other half of my time I continue to offer freelance communications and media services locally and within the national snowsports world. These clients are invoiced from ARA rather than me personally, but that’s the only difference. I have basically been “acquired” as a business entity by ARA (my word not theirs).
You’re on a boat.
No you’re not on a boat, but there’s much to be gained from looking at our marketing gameplans through real life analogies. Some are more useful than others. Let’s try hopping on a boat and see how it goes. Read more
Cameras don’t make videos. People do. Well, sort of.
I just recently got my hands on a new Canon XA10 and have outfitted myself with three different microphones, a new tripod and found a used camera bag that will hold all the cords and cables as well. There’s always a learning curve when you upgrade to new equipment and the fastest way up that curve in my experience is to watch tutorials and put the equipment to use in the field. We are now underway!
Tight editing keeps viewers watching.
I generally have three primary deliverables as far as video is concerned:
- Marketing driven storytelling that focuses on turning unstaged real life and real people into tightly edited and entertaining videos across your online channels. Any topic.
- Business overviews to allow for customers to “press play” on your homepage and learn it all.
- Newsy segments from either a journalistic or branded point of view. Read more