Dec 17 2015
We know we have something good at LOOK Marketing when we can’t wait for the second we can share it with the world. LOOK produces content and a big portion of that is web videos. In 2015 we shot roughly 5.5 terabits of imagery and from it produced and published 86 videos for our clients, with a few of them being for our own self promotion. All of them generated engagement but there are always a few that stand out as our favorites. Today we posted a definite top three favorite, The Next Level of Present Delivery.
This video for our main client Sea-Doo is joined by, “Lake Hawaii” for Four Winns Boats and, “The Science of Fun” as our top-three for 2015. Our friends at Fiction played major roles in the production of the later two while “SantaDoo” 2016 was kept completely in-house with four of our spark plugs making it happen. This was shot and edited in one day and was by far the lowest budget shoot project of this year’s favorites, but arguably the most fun.
Merry Christmas from LOOK and special thanks to Ted “Santa” McKercher, Elf #1 Ryan Gros, and Elf #2 Mark Quavillon for enduring wearing their costumes for over an hour in 85 degree weather on an abnormally busy day at the Grant, Florida boat ramp. #BESEEN in 2016.
Dec 03 2015
It’s scary. It’s such an uncomfortable situation.
Growing a business, buying a building, taking your driving test, going on a first date…they all involve a heightened level of emotions, all of them. At some point, at some level, one of those emotions is fear – being scared – and thinking about the possible negative outcomes of a decision or action. Being scared of failure.
Being scared is normal. It’s good to realize fear yet if you give it too much space it can paralyze you…or your business. The manner in which you react to being scared is what separates you from growing and progressing or stagnating and becoming obscure. You can sit back and watch the action from a Space Coast park bench, safe from everybody or jump into the middle of the action where you can see, smell, touch and feel everything and everybody can see, smell, touch and feel you (and your brand).
Two clichés come to mind when talking about playing it safe or pushing forward.
“The best things in life happen outside of your comfort zone.”
Scared of having a baby? Scared of buying your first house? Scared of jumping from the high board? Scared to swing at a curveball? Sure, but once you get past the fear and do it, it’s great. You just did something and controlled the outcome.
Take this to business. Are you scared of quitting your job to go to a new job? Scared of changing vendors? Scared of new technology? Scared of going on your own? Scared of new processes? Advertising more? New markets? Expanding? Firing? Hiring? These are all things that are scary to some level but necessary for growth. You can obviously lower the fear level with education and preparation but there is still that sense of fear that raises your heart rate when it’s time to make the final call. Or you can go the other route and do nothing and wait for something to happen.
This brings us to our second favorite cliché. We love this one as it comes from the brilliance of legendary college football coach Lou Holtz. Coach Holtz was one of the greatest pep talk speakers of all time in the locker room and now a mega popular motivational speaker in business world.
“Your business is like a tree, it’s either growing or dying,”explains Holtz. It really is that simple. Bottom line is you can’t do nothing.
It’s okay to be scared. Look at the situation, put your business in the best position to succeed and charge on. No matter what do something, the discomfort will pass and the bliss of success will take its place.