Author:DigitalShoebox

Small business week ends with just desserts

How I stirred things up at the end of small business week in Calgary Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge champion of small business. If you own a small to medium business, I will be your champion, your cheerleader and your supporter. I have spent the last 7 years teaching my kids the value of shopping small, and tonight, they got to witness that in practice. As part of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's small business week events, I had the opportunity to visit Fiasco Gelato, tour their modest facility and taste some freshly made gelato and sorbetto. The energy...

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Why you need a Landing page video

With video on your landing page, you get to create the first impression. A landing page - or welcome - video is the first chance a potential customer will get to meet who they might be dealing with. How you present yourself and your business in video can start building the relationship. ...

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Not your average porn video

When I named my video production company, I wasn't thinking beyond the perception of my core market. I knew the name felt right for my audience and at the beginning, it elicited a positive response from every woman I met. Men, on the other hand, have a very different idea of what I do. ...

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Two Videographers walk into a bar…

People say you can't trust anything you read or anyone you meet on the Internet. I'm calling BS. For the last 3 years, I've been engaging in social media conversations with Carole Parsons of SugarCMedia. We've lived in neighbouring towns, shared a lot of the same friends (most of whom we've met through social media) and attended some of the same events. For one reason or another, our paths just never crossed in real life. This week, Carole came to Calgary, and I made damn sure I cleared my schedule so we could finally meet. There are not a lot of female video...

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Growing up with Mork

I normally just shrug my shoulders and carry on when I read about a celebrity death. But when I heard about the death of Robin Williams, my heart started to hurt just a little bit. I never met the man, but I feel a connection none the less. I grew up with Mork. Mork and Mindy is the first sitcom I can remember. I was 8 years old when the show started - the age when pop culture really started to become a part of my life. I completely understood Mork - the alien, sometimes isolated and grossly misunderstood visitor. The awkward conversations,...

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