Thursday, December 29, 2011

My debut on KSCO radio! It was thrilling!

MZ at the helm, making talk radio happen!
When KGO decided to crush it's listeners by firing their talent and moving from talk to all news, I was devastated. Until the change, I didn't realize how much the rhythms and sounds of the station were my queues for daily living. News on the hour helped me stay focused. Gil Gross' dulcet tones helped me write in the afternoon. Len Tillem meant Katie would soon be home from school.

And then it was gone: in an instant.

In the noise that ensued, a local station, KSCO here in Santa Cruz, made a move to grab listeners because it offers something we care about: talk. Listeners can call in and actually discuss issues with the radio hosts. Wonderful.

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Client: Animoto Helps Us Promote Our Business

We are thrilled to welcome a new client: Animoto! If you haven't played with Animoto yet, we invite you to give it a try! We did this little capabilites video for Listen2Youth with the Animoto Plus product (which is rather affordable and  my daughter Katie already has her eye on it to make her next video!).

I also used Animoto to create this video of our middle school band's winter concert!

While it took us a little while to determine the content, making our capabilities video was easy and fun. We recommend it to any business who'd like to "show" instead of "tell" what you do!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 Roared By, 2012 Looking Good

You know it was a busy year when you drop back into your company blog and find out you haven't posted in 12 months!

Lynn and I have been very busy this year working with Cisco and Logitech on some terrific projects. We have links to the social media activities over on the left. Along the way we also volunteered for our kids' schools and brought our "marketing expertise" to those teams working to help the schools excel.

We are tuning up for 2012 with some renewed energy as some new clients will be coming on board and new products will start rolling out. It's a very exciting time and we hope the movement we are seeing in Silicon Valley bodes well for the economy.

Happy holidays!