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Constant Contact Alt?

What do you use for sending out newsletters, tracking email lists, and handling CRM? There are plenty of products that offer simple-to-full-spectrum features in this online space.  And that full spectrum includes the price they charge for it. Am I wrong in thinking Constant Contact and MailChimp have risen to the top of the heap?  Here's a blog I wrote about a year ago comparing the two services. I also see Aweber, Icontact, and Enewsletter once in a while.  Here's a list of 35 Mailing … [Read More...]

VO Social Media

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Groups are Gold

There is a point of diminishing returns in creating meaningful relationships whenever you become part of a population that's too big. For that reason, FaceBook Groups and Google Communities, and … [Read More...]

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Put Your Demo on Google+

How many times have I said lately, that Google + is the future of Social Media?  I might even be right!  :) SoundCloud is also a form of social media that is ascending to a safe place as the de … [Read More...]

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VO Education

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It’s All About Relationship….

...and an occasional selfie. Some weeks are busier than others.  This one was a blur.  Luckily, smartphones are handy, and well, you know how that goes.  We take pictures of ourselves with friends, … [Read More...]

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ipDTL’s Kevin Leach at NAB

My dogs are tired. Walking the floor of the NAB exhibit hall requires stamina, a plan, and a good pair of sneakers.  Without the plan, you need a GREAT pair of sneakers. Luckily, without … [Read More...]

Op/Ed

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Access + Process = Success

Mental roadblocks are the enemy of many a gifted and talented voice actor. The mental roadblocks (can be procrastination) we subconsciously and oftentimes innocently create can … [Read More...]

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VO Business

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The Key to Choosing KeyWords

There's that term again:  Keywords.  Everybody throws it around like it's OBVIOUS what they are, or should be.  Delve into online websites, marketing your VO services, and you'll … [Read More...]

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VO Niches

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NAB Week in Vegas

The National Association of Broadcasters hits town this week. Broadcasting?  I thought broadcasting was dead…taken over by the internet, tablet computers, Netflix, and Twitter. …and yet, there it is, the National Association of Broadcasters convention…among the top-5 best attended conferences in a town that hosts the biggest international conventions anywhere on the globe. The event […]

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VO Events

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There’s a New -Con in Town

Mind you, it's nothing close to FaffCon... at least not yet...but it has potential. I'm talking about WoVOCon.  That's right, World-Voices Organization's first-ever … [Read More...]

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Conflicted About Conferences?

Don't worry, that's an easy conundrum to fall into.  They're practically coming out of the woodwork this year. Is it a bad thing?  No, not at all!  I can remember when there … [Read More...]

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VO Community

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West Coast Mixer

From what I could see, the VO Atlanta event was a lot of fun. We kicked it up on the West Coast this weekend, too, with an APA Mixer (Audio Publishers Assoc). Held at the … [Read More...]

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Be Nimble (and quick)

The other night, I met with some publishers about the release of my new book. Our conversation was involved and detailed, but what struck me most was a word the publisher kept … [Read More...]

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