Tonight I ran across a blog that kicked me over to this post and thought it might be beneficial to those out there that are using Google Adwords. Basically you can now target your marketing to certain cities within a state…instead of the full state. Check out the article HERE.
Archive for September, 2007
Moby is offering free music to independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. Not sure why more artists don’t take this road…although Mody definitely travels on his own highway!
i’ll keep this brief.
this portion of moby.com, ‘film music’, is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.
to use the site you log in(or on?) and are then given a password.
you can then listen to the available music and download whatever you want to use in your film or video or short.
the music is free as long as it’s being used in a non-commercial or non-profit film, video, or short.
if you want to use it in a commercial film or short then you can apply for an easy license, with any money that’s generated being given to the humane society.
i hope that you find what you’re looking for,
This wedding was in Vermont and the ceremony took place up on a hill…luckily the rain held off til everyone was in the barn for the rest of the reception!
Chips crew of guys were fun to hang out with!
Em got this shot of Lady, while I was up on the roof capturing the overall.
Since moving to the east coast I have gotten back into baseball. The Sox are so amazingly popular out here that it is hard to not jump on the band wagon! Fenway has such a classic charm that it truly is an experience to go to a game. I have been lucky enough to go to two my first summer here in Maine. On Tuesday we met Chris and Cyndi Smith for a game with the Oakland A’s.
Boston won the game 7 -3!!
I might have to post a video of Chris and Cyndi…funny what a few beers, a few Fenway Franks, couple of photographers and a Red Sox win will make you do!
And while I have adopted the Sox…I am still a die hard Colts fan!! Looking forward to the game on Nov. 4th!!
Last night I had the great pleasure of speaking to a packed meeting of the CIPNE. Everyone there was very attentive and had some terrific questions. I was also impressed with some of the other speakers and vendors, especially Lost Luggage and their Brand Envy line. Everyone should have some professional help with developing their brand!
Thanks to all the members and to Barbara Peacock for inviting us to speak!
Today’s Image of the Day comes from Brody Dezember. Brody runs a successful studio in Salt Lake City and has been an open book, giving newer studios the opportunity to see how his business runs. I really like the classic feel of this image and the way the trees are framing the couple.
Later today I will be speaking at CIPNE‘s Total Marketing Makeover event in Waltham, Mass. It will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn from 5pm – 9pm. I will be speaking around 6:30. Looks like there will be some great speakers there and I am looking forward to hearing their presentations. Check out more about the event on their website!
- Workbook.com – Allegra Wilde
The Importance of Original Thinking.
- White Rhino Design – Dan Greenwald
Common Mistakes in Self Promotion Materials.
- Kate & Company – Kate Hennessy
Your Best Rep……YOU!
With so many smart people in Washington…I am not sure why our government can’t run our country like we have to run our businesses. We live in the richest country in the world, yet somehow I wonder if it is all just an illusion. I found this graph on Mr. Gary Fong’s blog and certainly Gary is painting a fairly bleak picture of the coming years financially. I’m not quite the pessimist that GF is, but the realist in me says that our current wave of prosperity that we have been riding for so long is bound to correct itself somewhat. Something to think about anyway…
Update: I caught an interview with Allen Greenspan this weekend and he said it was very hard to forecast a recession but it is 50/50 that we will experience one in the coming months/year. Many people believe that our industry is recession proof, as people will always be getting married. Maybe our couples don’t spend as much, our products start to cost more…many things could contribute to a more challenging marketplace.
Surfing today I came across this terrific image on Melissa Jill’s blog. I just saw Melissa out in LA and she did an excellent job on her presentation at PartnerCon on blogging.
Another post on Melissa’s blog reminded me of a lunch conversation I had last week with Roy of Triple Scoop Music. I see so many sites throughout the day and I am constantly surprised at artists in our industry who are using copyrighted music to promote their work. It has almost become common place and I would ask everyone to check yourself. How would you feel to see one of your images being used to promote another persons work without your permission?
Let me know if there are more….
I know they live in Indiana…but this gives new meaning to Shotgun wedding!
Nate is also a decent poker player…see you on the virtual table tomorrow!
Photojournalism is a buzz word in the industry… everyone thinks they are a photojournalist just because they take pictures in a story-telling style. The truth is, the roots of photojournalism are in news photography. Roots Workshop is designed to mimic a newspaper experience. The participants will be taught by industry professionals how to cover and shoot a news story, all in an intimate setting in Cape Cod for a week next summer. Take a peek at the website for more information. I’ll be attending as a student!
Los Angeles PartnerCon was once again a great success! This was definitely the best one to date. Each of the speakers did an excellent job of relaying their message and the tradeshow was top notch. It was great to meet so many people passionate about our industry and of course to see so many old friends!