Monday, November 27, 2017

Chad Pavel (Pinewood Consulting) on Year End Financial Planning

As I restart the video interview process, I'd like to thank my friend Chad Pavel for being my guinea pig. Chad's a great guy and if you need help managing your business finances, please give him a call.

I'd love to know what you think, or if you'd like to be interviewed.  Please let me know.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Share Life's Awesome Moments on the Fly with Burst

Westport, CT Dad and entrpereneur Paul Levy is our guest on this week's 10MinuteStrategy.  He's one of the co-founders of Burst, a mobile/cloud platform that helps families share the exciting or poignant moments of their lives -- only with the people who care most. Burst runs on the iPhone or Android devices.

Unlike sharing on Facebook where all of your friends will see a photo or video of events that they may or may not care about, Burst creates instant albums of video and still photo content that can be shared with pre-built groups or ad-hoc groups of fellow participants in that event -- for example the parents of the teammates on your kid's Little League team.  Out-of-state friends and relatives are e-mailed a link to the content that they can watch once, or if they join Burst, view as often as they like.  Clever stuff.



The team at Burst have thought of many scenarios for sharing, but have done a laudable job of focusing on delivering core functionality that meets a market need.  They have upcoming features that they will add once they see the adoption of the core Burst platform.  One of them is a group sharing function called a Burst  Bubble that allows for multiple contributors to capture and share content from an event.

For now the core Burst app delivers plenty of value to Moms and Dads looking to selectively share those special childhood moments with the people who care.



Peter Propp is a strategy and marketing consultant based in Westport, CT.   He helps a wide variety of startups and established companies address growth opportunities with marketing and business development approaches.  He has interviewed dozens of business leaders on his video blog, 10MinuteStrategy, and is the co-founder of the FairCo TEEM Meetup Group, which is focused on providing a platform for shared learning by and for the many business leaders who reside in the greater New York region.  Peter can be reached at ppropp <at> shore.com

Monday, May 14, 2012

BluhmOnFallon, a Live Social Media Case Study

In this episode of 10MinuteStrategy, I’m bringing back Jack Campisi, who was one of the first people I interviewed when I started this video blog a few years back.  Jack has become a highly regarded social media consultant and has a few projects he is working on to develop his own personal brand. We’ll talk about those on a future episode.

But this week’s episode is on a much more pressing topic – we want to recruit you and your friends to join a movement to get Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers on the Jimmy Fallon show.  Nicki Bluhm has an amazing voice, and her band is just awesome.  They have put out several albums and play all over California.  Somewhere along the way, they decided to start recording dashboard videos of the band playing cover songs of favorite tunes – while they are driving in their tour van.

I’m most impressed with their covers of Hall and Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That,” and Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good” – I know there are others out there who love their covers of the Grateful Dead’s “Deal.” There are songs by Madonna, Dolly Parton, Lionel Ritchie, etc. 

I’m a big fan of Jimmy Fallon and I know that he would love the music that Nicki is playing.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s seen the videos they’ve been posting to YouTube and Facebook.  All we want to do is give him a push to invite Nicki and the Gramblers (what is a Grambler, anyway?) on the show.  It is an obvious fit.  I’m pretty sure it is going to happen.  But Betty White would never have performed on SNL without a push from the Internet, and we’re going for the same sort of movement.

So take a look at the video below, join our FB group, and send out the following tweet: Hey @jimmyfallon, why don't you have @nickibluhm on your show? She's awesome! #bluhmonfallon




Peter Propp is a strategy and marketing consultant based in Westport, CT.   He helps a wide variety of startups and established companies address growth opportunities with marketing and business development approaches.  He has interviewed dozens of business leaders on his video blog, 10MinuteStrategy, and is the co-founder of the FairCo TEEM Meetup Group, which is focused on providing a platform for shared learning by and for the many business leaders who reside in the greater New York region.  Peter can be reached at ppropp <at> shore.com