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    The Shift is Now

    This is a short promotional video I did for The Harmony Project in collaboration with Rev. Ann Emerson and Peter van Geldern (of The Harmony Project) along with Jim Jontz of Applebox Studio and composer Robert Farrell of Musicmint. For my part, developed the concept, storyboards, and managed production.

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    B2B PR expert Wendy Marx and I discuss Web 2.0 trends and the rise of personal branding in today’s job market on her Fast Company blog.

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    After speaking at a small business conference about viral marketing, I was pulled aside by Albert Maruggi of The Marketing Edge for an impromptu interview on the subject. The lobby of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Stamford is nice but the acoustics are something to be desired during a mid-day conference so I apologize in advance for the audio (though Albert did a fine job cleaning it up).

    Albert has over 25 years of marketing and PR experience under his belt and his podcast series is one of the longest running (perhaps the longest). You can hear my whole interview on his blog.

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    Norwalk-based meal-prep and delivery service Cookin’ Dinners is the first of its kind in the Northeast, preceding its big West Coast cousins Super Suppers and Dream Dinners.

    answerYES Interactive got involved with the start-up franchise six months ago when founder and gourmet chef George Gardone approach us to build the ecommerce website, mailer, and web-based reservation system and menu management.

    answerYES worked with George closely to design the right look and feel for the online presence as well as how the back-end application should function, including support for multiple stores under multiple owners. The entire site was built from scratch using the the latest ASP.Net C# framework and Microsoft SQL Database optimized for fast order processing.

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    The Care Center (TCC) has been selling home medical equipment — everything from scooters and wheelchairs to cold packs and colostomy bags — for over 20 years in Old Greenwich, CT. When it came time to take the business online, the owners turned to answerYES to build an ecommerce site. We actually did a little more than that, answerYES helped TCC with print ads, store signage, and establishing an 800 number with a messaging system. We also provided on-site training to TCC’s sales staff on how to effectively manage products under their new customized osCommerce platform. And if they ever needed additional support, we were just an email or phone call away.

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