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It’s the return of the Creative Rockstar Podcast (Brought to you by BxB Group).  We kick of the re-launch of the podcast with a great episode featuring marketing truths you should know, in order to market your business!  We then go into some Graphic Design tips of the week, Social Media marketing tips (how to post in an election year) and getting personal on Facebook and Twitter.  We do a quick Photo tip on composition and angles, and talk about some GREAT resources and apps to help run your business.

Enjoy the show. Come back often, subscribe via iTunes and tell your friends!

Links from the Show:

Trello – online organization and project management.
CurdBee – online invoicing
Authorize.net – online merchant services
HostMonster – web hosting. 

Great New Product – Plastic Business Cards

We are VERY excited about this!  We’ve been asked about these products for a long time and we havn’t been able to find an affordable solution for our clients, UNTIL NOW!  Our press is now able to print PLASTIC BUSINESS CARDS!  Either Solid or clear frosted cards, these are a SURE way to set your card apart from everyone elses!  Plastic business cards are a unique way to elevate your company’s image to the next level while making a lasting impression. Today’s competition in the job market is fierce, Solid color or Frosted Plastic Business Cards are the means to get recognized.  Use plastic cards to make an impact that your connections won’t forget. We offer cards made from a high quality plastic that can get your message across while becoming a conversation starter that makes breaking the ice easier. The novelty of these cards will make people hold on to them longer as well and pass them around to their contacts. A well-designed frosted card can make an unforgettable first impression.

We’ve got some great pricing on these sweet looking cards and as an added bonus we’re giving away 500 standard business cards to go with every plastic card order!

Solid Color Cards: 1 sided – 500 = $120, 1,000 = $135
Solid Color Cards: 2 sided – 500 = $145, 1,000 = $160
Frosted Cards: 1 sided – 500 = $170, 1,000 = $195
Frosted Cards: 2 sided – 500 = $205, 1,000 = $225
Cards are printed in full color on 20 pt plastic stock with rounded corners

In the current economic climate, you need every advantage you can get to capture the attention of today’s more discerning consumers. People are always on the lookout for something new, fresh and exciting to pay attention to, and plastic business cards – along with a clever custom design – could be just what you need to boost your monthly sales.

Give me a shout today… we can get these cards produced in just 7 days!!

HOLY COW!!!  I’m sick with March Madness!

Here’s what you get!

Custom Logo Design, 1,000 Full Color Business Cards AND a Website Design (domain name and 1st year hosting included)… all for only $400!  Get this deal SOON, before I come to my senses!!!

I am The Creative Rockstar!

Introduction Video for my new Connections!

This is who we are and what we do. A Full service Creative Design and Marketing firm, based in Fort Worth, TX. We handle all of your Graphic Design, Printing, Marketing, Social Media and Photography needs.

Tutorial brought to you by Matthew Blake – Creative Rockstar!

A quick tutorial on color correcting your photos using Adobe Photoshop.

More Photoshop Tutorials coming soon!!!

Hey, Rockstars! HAPPY 2010!!  We are now at TheCreativeRockstar.com!!!  It’s the First Creative Rockstar Podcast of the year and it’s a GREAT one! First we talk about new things for the New Year. Some great new Social Media stuff that we are doing found HERE, and several ways to get your business marketing efforts headed in a positive direction for the new year!  Then we follow up with the last show’s talk about using social media like Facebook and Twitter to grown your business with a bunch of tips on using Facebook to promote your business!  Then a few Super tips for my Graphic Designers on the Logo Design Process.  Due to requests I added some in depth photography tips with 4 quick portrait photography tips, and they are GOOD ones! And, Finally… our Useful Links for this episode.

MailChimp.com – FREE email marketing service
TheThriftyMarketer.com – Get your website in the TOP of the google results and more (Shawn Audlin).
EverTweet – AMAZING Twitter tool by John Razmus for adding keyword targeted twitter peepes!
YouTheDesigner.com – Graphic Design Blog with Tips, Tutorials and Jobs!
Creativebits.org – Super resource for my designers out there!
TexasPhotoForum.com – BEST Online photo learning site EVER!
BetterPhoto.com – Make better photos… duh!

And there you have it… I hope you all enjoy and let me know what you’d like to hear next time!

Super-Great-Exciting episode.  We talk about network marketing (social and referral). Using Meetings, Facebook, twitter, passing referrals and more. We talk marketing budgets and how to do it for free (craigslist, google and twitter). Tips on offering more for your customers, Graphic design tips on stripes, tutorials and FREE stock art.  Photography tips about forums and IR Photography. Website of the week is www.opensourcemarketer.com. Tool of the week is www.getbackboard.com.  Other links from the show are www.sxc.hu and www.texasphotoforum.com.  Enjoy the show.. visit the Show website at creativerockstar.blogspot.com and visit MY website at www.blakepromo.us.  See you for the NEXT Episode!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ok, Rockstars… Here’s your first tasty helping of the Creative Rockstar Podcast.  We cover some small business marketing tips, Tips on gradients and fonts for Designers and a product that all Photographers should have!  Suggestions and topic requests are VERY WELCOMED!  Visit the show’s website at http://www.blakepromo.us/blog and subscribe to us with iTunes so you never miss a show!  Enjoy the show… catch you next time!

Welcome to the Creative Rockstar Podcast

The Creative Rockstar Podcast… featuring Graphic Design, Photography and Marketing Tips.  Marketing tips designed to help the small business owner effectively and affordably grow their business.  Also general business tips to help you run your small business.  Graphic Design tips and trends to help the freelance designer trying to make it in a down economy.

Look for episodes to be posted several times a month and leave some comments with your suggestions.