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Archive for June, 2011

Major Search Improvements for Thrive!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Thrive is the economic development partnership for the Madison region committed to providing businesses with access to capital, growing the region’s industries and sectors, and sharing best practices across communities. Only about a month after our Search Optimization, Thrive has quickly increased its search presence on Google for many different areas of their website.

Exposed Down Under

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Aussies have scrunched their event video industry’s evolution into the blink of an eye, leaving videographers stateside blushing. Sure, event videos in the U.S. have advanced by leaps and bounds, going from totally cheap to totally chic, and morphing into films along the way. And there’s no better evidence of the rise of event filmmaking in Australia than the Aussies’ innovative educational event, Exposed Down Under. EDU 2011 kicks off on 4 July in Melbourne. Read the article here.

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Greg Mulvey, Second City Communications

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Greg Mulvey is the Lead Editor and Motion Graphics Designer for Second City Communications, the business solutions division of Chicago’s world-famous improv comedy theater, The Second City. (Alumni include Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Belushi, and Bill Murray to name a few.) Editing comedy is an art form, one that Greg admits he’s still learning.

Learn more about Greg Mulvey here.

Chris Chibucos, FurlaVision Films

Monday, June 13th, 2011

One of Chicago’s more successful event video studios—FurlaVision has won more WEVA Creative Excellence Awards than any studio in the Midwest—Chris Chibucos attributes much of his company’s success to they way they have always combined a fairly large volume of work (as many as 150-175 events per year) with a high price point.

Read more about Chris and FurlaVision here.

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Our New Social Media Assistant

Monday, June 13th, 2011

We are pleased to announce the addition of Brigit Larson to our team as our new Social Media Assistant. Brigit is a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Consumer Affairs. She has interned for, a fantasy sports news website, where she researched social media and learned how to use it to leverage any business. While she is a loyal Chicago fan, she loves to travel to new places and has been to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji during her semester abroad. Glad to have you on board Brigit!

Liz Merfeld Professional & Personalized

"Our website had not done anything in 9 years. We started working with Liz and she generated more in 6 months than we did the previous 9 years. She understands how Google works and is well read on the latest web developments. I highly recommend her talents."

Kevin Ripp,

Google Adwords Qualified Professional

Yahoo Ambassador


Examples of previous work

Magazine & Newspaper Writing:

Madison Magazine


EventDV magazine

Streaming Media magazine

Streaming Media Producer

eContent magazine

EventDV Live digital magazine

Book Writing:

Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3 by Dion Scoppettuolo

Book Copyediting and Proofreading:

Designing with Web Standards, 3rd edition

Apple Training Series: iLife '11

Adobe CS5 Design Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

Adobe Premiere Elements 7: Classroom in a Book

Video with Adobe Flash CS4: Professional Studio Techniques

Refocus: Cutting-Edge Strategies to Evolve Your Video Business


Writing for the Web:


Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Le Personal Chef

Ignite Technologies

Service Thread

Stoffa Productions