Friday, October 29, 2010

Anoka Halloween Kiddie Parade


Today we had so much fun photographing the "Kiddie Parade" in downtown Anoka. The parade is part of the annual Anoka Halloween festival. The city is known as the "Halloween Capital Of The World". The event featured area school children.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Social Media Event Date Change

The very cool folks at Denmark and CBeyond have moved their social media event to November 17th. I'll pass along more details as I get them. Definately stay tuned as you really don't want to miss this presentation.


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amari In The Studio

Amari came by the studio yesterday for an impromptu portfolio session. We tried a variety of looks and this is one of my spontaneous favorites.





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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tomorrow we are finishing an album design

This week Tina and I are wrapping up our preliminary album design for Allyson and Chris. We are creating a White Glove 10x10 presentation. It is really looking good and I'm happy that we are closer to the bride and groom having this beautiful album in their hands
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Social Media Resources

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who attended the TCPPA Social Media Mini-Workshop on Monday. It is so exciting for me to share some of the concepts and ideas that Kathy and I have dug up over the last few months. Indeed, the social media scene continues to evolve on an almost daily basis. As promised here is a menu of great internet resources for you. We have a super busy week, but I will continue to add related content as quickly as I can. I will also be posting the latest Animoto show in the next couple of days at: http://www.tcppablog.com/.

The November 17th event (DON'T EVEN THINK OF MISSING THIS ONE!) is sponsored by our good friends at CBeyond - http://www.socialmediawakeup.com/

Let's start with the basics:
Tweet Deck - http://www.tweetdeck.com/
Please Retweet Me - http://pleasert.me/
Monitter - http://www.monitter.com/
Klout - http://www.klout.com/
User Voice - http://www.uservoice.com/

Informational Blogs:
http://www.mashable.com/
http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/

Build you blog with:
Blogger - http://www.blogger.com/
Promote you blog and connect with Facebook at:
http://www.networkedblogs.com/

I hope these resources will help you carve out a strong presence on the internet. Just remember, it's not about the technology - it's about creating "conversations"!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

New Feedback Tab

You will now find a red "Feedback" tab on the lefthand margin of the ArtByJonNow blog site. Please let us know how we can make our posts more relevent to you. We want our visitors to experience entertaining and informative content. Your input is important to us.

Thanks,
Jon

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wonderful Seminar Today

Kathy and I just got back from a great information-packed social media seminar conducted by Sam Fiorella, with Tri-Media, Integrated Marketing Technologies . The seminar was sponsored by Cbeyond , Cisco and RIM Blackberry. J&K Creative! wants to thank them for this awesome educational opportunity! Cbeyond will be having another social media seminar in Minneapolis on November 3rd. Don't miss it!

Sam Fiorella is an expert at developing social media strategies for small businesses. With more than 20 years of marketing experience, he has built a successful track record in the online and e-business arena. A globally recognized leader in online marketing and emerging digital trends, including social media. Sam has developed integrated marketing programs for many Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Snyder's Pretzels, Hyatt, AXA Equitable, First Choice Power, Hitachi Power Tools and many others. Find out more about Sam here.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday's Wedding

Kathy and I had a great time photographing Stephanie and Cezar's wedding at Noerenberg Park on Lake Minnetonka yesterday. Even though the light offered some challenges we incorporated a variety of modifiers and fill light to make everyone look their best. Here is one of the ring images from the Lafayette Club reception.
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