Got Video? Post it on these social media sites and create some buzz! #MediaMagicTips #Small Business Marketing

Happy Friday to you! We, at Media Magic, love to post fun videos from our YouTube channel on Fridays, so today, in honor of our fifth Polar Vortex, we present Ashtabula Outdoor Army Navy Store’s ‘Frozen Prizon Blues’ TV commercial, starring owner and comedy king Bill Hyland as Johnny SavesumCash. We shot this television ad a few years ago at their Main Street retail location in Ashtabula county. Such fun! Warms my heart and tickles my funny-bone, every time!

If you have a great TV ad, marketing or music video, Intuit shares some smart social media sites on which to post it for maximum exposure… all for free!

http://blog.intuit.com/marketing/4-impactful-places-to-post-your-video/

Let us know if we can assist you with your next TV advertising campaign, corporate video production or social media marketing project… we’d love to help!

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Cristal – Millennium Inorganic ‘Manufacturing Day’ Community Event 2013 Ashtabula, Ohio – 2

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Cristal – Millennium Inorganic ‘Manufacturing Day’ Community Event 2013 Ashtabula, Ohio – 1

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Media Magic’s Award-Winning ‘Abilities in Motion’ video now on new ACBDD website!

Media Magic is tickled pink to say that our 2011 Ohio Public Images Network award-winning video, ‘Abilities in Motion’, which has been available on our YouTube channel, is now embedded on Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities new website. Congrats, DD folks – your website is a beaut! Check it out – you’ll be inspired.

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Is Your Band Making a Music Video for YouTube? Know the Licensing Rules.

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Are you or a friend in the process of making a music video for YouTube? Are you doing a cover song? Avoid legal hassles and make sure to understand the music licensing rules you must follow, before you post. Here is a great guide that will help keep you and your band buddies out of trouble. And make sure to contact Media Magic when you are ready to do your next music video – we love working on these projects!

Wait, don’t post that music video without a sync license!

Media Magic – On Location at Cristal Brilliance Awards Banquet

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The Cristal Brilliance Awards banquet was held in January at Geneva’s Spire Institute. Media Magic created the video enhanced PowerPoint presentation which played throughout the awards ceremony. We also provided Audio Visual equipment and support, along with photography services by Media Magician, Cyndi Konopka of Cyndiz Photographix  .

Is Valentine’s Day too soon to launch your Mother’s Day marketing strategy?

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! It’s a beautiful, snowy day here in Ashtabula County, Ohio. With St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks and green apparel already crowding out Cupid’s chocolates at the local pharmacy, you might be asking yourself, isn’t it too early to starting your marketing campaign for St. Paddy’s Day? How about Mother’s Day? Maybe not. Check out the metrics in this article, brought to my attention by David Landis of Landis Communications: When should you roll out your holiday marketing strategy?

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Media Magic Filming On Location at Bissell Maple Farm, Rock Creek Ohio

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$13,000 Wedding Video Winner or $100,000 Lawsuit Loser – What’s Your Opinion?

OK, gang, opinion time. Watch this wedding video and tell me if you think it is so bad that the bride should sue the video production company for $100,000 or if you think she is full of it. Dave and I still shoot wedding videos our our sister company, SB Productions. We used to shoot and edit weddings for Media Magic, so we have had more than our fair share of experiences with brides and wedding videography. Mostly positive, I must say. My take: the bride was so distracted by everything else leading up to the wedding, that she did not pay attention to the video producer during the customer interview and did not bother to look at the videographer’s sample videos (it happens). It has been my experience that any company that produces this type of high-end cinematic wedding videos always gives the bride and groom an idea of what they plan to do. Especially if they are paying $13,000 for it. To me, that’s a bit high, but hey, that did not seem to be the couple’s complaint. I’m not that fond of that style of wedding video as the one and only end product (we used to offer those as Wedding Video Montages or Music Videos, along with a longer video with ceremony and reception highlights) but things are different these days. Given the style, I thought it was well crafted. This is the current trendy wedding video style and I see videos produced like this all of the time. Young people generally have shorter attention spans these days and brides had been complaining to us that they did not want to watch the old fashion, hour-long wedding videos with sermons, photo shoots, speeches, hours of line dancing, etc. Your thoughts? Bride Sues Videographer for $122,000.

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Got Postcards? Here’s A Direct Mail Marketing Deal !

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Are you looking for an easy and cost effective way to use Postcards to market your business? I came across this solution while reading a response by Barry Caputo of  the Marsid M and M Group,  in a popular marketing blog. He suggested using a service by the USPS called E.D.D.M. (Every Door Direct Mail). EDDM lets you pay a flat fee to mail a large postcard without the need for a mailing list. Just have the postcards printed and bundle them according to postal regulations (bundles of 100 pieces) and take them to the post office.  I checked it out for myself. For instance, I went to the map on their site, selected my select target area in Ashtabula and picked two particular routes: one going therough the central business district and one going through the main industrial district. The total delivery cost was $185 – not bad, for hitting every door and PO box in that area. Thanks, Barry  for this great marketing tip!  You can find out more here about EDDM at the USPS website: https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm.