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Promote Your Existing Business Commercials on the Web

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Check your stack of CDs on your desk. Do you have any disk laying around with TV commercials, infomercials or other business videos that you have produced for your company? If so, they could be bringing in more traffic to your website through online video promotion and marketing.

1. Get Your Money’s Worth for Your Video Production: If you have already paid to have a commercial produced for television, ask your media company for a web-ready version of your video. You can not only upload your video to YouTube to promote, but you can also add the video to your company’s website, business blog or email marketing campaigns.

2. Invite Your Existing or Potential Customers to Watch Your Commercials: If you are currently collecting opt-in emails from your website or have opt-in emails from your existing customers, send an email, inviting them to watch your commercials. You can either direct them to your uploaded clip on YouTube or to the media section of your website for added exposure. If you are not using email marketing, contact us to find out how you can send email marketing messages to thousand for customers for less a penny an email.

3. Use YouTube to Save Bandwidth on Your Website Hosting Account: Every time a website visitor views one of your videos on your website, you are going to be using bandwidth from your monthly website hosting allowance. However, if you were to add your clip to YouTube and embed the clip in to your website, you will be using Youtube’s bandwidth. This is a great option for small businesses who may not have unlimited bandwidth available.

3. Always Tag Your Video Posts on YouTube: When you upload a video to YouTube, you will see a field for tags. These tags are very important because they help visitors to the site find your video clip. Try to think about what your customers would search to find you and don’t forget to separate them with a comma. We recently posted some clips for a jewelry store in Logansport, Indiana, which is a smaller town. Here is an example of the tags that we used on their clip:

Tags:
Arnold’s Jewelry and Gifts, Arnold’s Jewelry, Logansport Indiana, Rochester Indiana, Rochester jewelry store, Logansport Jewelry Store, Indiana Jewelry Store

To view their clip, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ATRrjnKOM

4. Use a Press Release to Promote Your Video: If your company video is something that is particularly newsworthy, consider writing and releasing a press release with a link to your online video clip. Search for press release sites that will allow you to post your press release for free to gain added exposure. Keep the search engines in mind when writing the press release and incorporate pertinent keyword phrases for your business and products or services.

5. As Always, Post A Link to Your Video on Your Social Networking Sites: Add a link to your online commercial on any of your company’s social networking accounts including your Facebook business page, Twitter account, LinkedIn profile and other accounts that you may have.

For more information about how to promote your videos on the web, online video production or how to set up an email marketing campaign, contact Angie Commorato at www.ConsultAGC.com.


Angie Commorato, an Indianapolis web designer and online marketing consultant, is the owner of a&g Digital Consulting, LLC. She offers website marketing consulting and web design solutions for Indiana businesses, as well as businesses across the United States.

News Featuring a&g Digital Consulting, LLC

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Following her passion

Former Logansport resident helps businesses with Web design and marketing.

by Denise Massie
Pharos-Tribune staff writer

Ever since Angie Curts-Commorato was 7 years old, she knew she wanted to own a business one day.

Growing up, the former Logansport resident spent time in her father’s business, the Gallery Home Furnishings. She recalled the times she would beg her dad, Mike Curts, to take her to work with him on the weekends.

While she didn’t specifically have an Internet-based business in mind, that is exactly what she started.

“I actually wanted to be a veterinarian until my junior year in high school,” she said. “In 1996, I went on the Internet for the first time and thought ‘this is the coolest thing.’”

Curts-Commorato graduated from Logansport High School in 1997 and Purdue University in 2001 where she majored in computer information systems.

“I went to school for computers because they didn’t have anything for the Internet,” she explained.

After graduating she worked for five years at a company in Indianapolis to gain experience.

“That job is what prepared me to do this,” she said.

In March, she finally decided to quit her executive management job to pursue Web design and marketing full time with new business, a&g Digital Consulting. Curts-Commorato decided she wanted to give the business and her customers full-time attention.

“I love it,” she said. “I’m a true geek. I love technology.”

Curts-Commorato wanted to branch out on her own full-time the last couple years, however she said different reasons kept coming up to stop her from going out on her own.

“Everyone told me the timing wasn’t right,” she said. “We’re in the middle of a slow economy.”

Despite what others said, Curts-Commorato had the drive and determination to give it a try.

“I don’t think I second guessed myself, until I pulled the plug,” she added. “It was scary and it’s still a little scary, but I never questioned it.”

Curts-Commorato lives on the northeast side of Indianapolis, but she serves customer throughout the state. She especially likes to work with Cass County businesses, since she is originally from the area and has family here.

The business offers customers a variety of services from Web design to marketing. For example, Curts-Commorato can design a Web site and than market it.

Her focus is on small- to medium-sized businesses, which typically do not have an in-house Web design or marketing departments. She is able to develop affordable Web sites and online marketing packages to fit the budget of businesses.

“I always say you can have the best Web site, but if the customer can’t find it than it’s not working,” she said.

She also designs logos and print designs for customers.

“My customers need a lot of things,” she said. “It keeps me busy, but it’s nice.”

As the sole owner of the company, Curts-Commorato also has a team of four additional workers for larger projects. Her team consists of two designers and two developers. When focusing on smaller companies, she is usually able to complete the project on her own.

Curts-Commorato works with all budgets and is able to work within a specific price range.

If a business is interested in her services, she will meet with the owner face-to-face in order to get a feel for what the business does and to see what the business looks like.

Her biggest challenge r so far is adjusting to the freedom the job provides. She does not have set hours or have to go to an office daily. This allows her to spend more time with her family.

Managing her new full-time business is also rewarding, especially since Curts-Commorato knows she is building something she can do for a long time.

Her main goal, other than building a strong business, is to make enough money to buy a large farm for her family.

No matter how large her business may grow, Curts-Commorato wants to remain the only person meeting with others for consultations.

“I love what I do,” she said. “I wouldn’t have started the business if I didn’t.”

• Denise Massie is a staff writer at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5151 or denise.massie@pharostribune.com

New business

Name: a&g Digital Consulting LLC

Phone: (317) 417-7070

Web-site: www.consultagc.com

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