But ProShow 9 is only part of the story I hope you'll think about. Over the years, working together with Photodex, we've created some pretty unique contests, and one of my favorites is back - our search for the best self-promotional video.
Thanks to technology in the hardware side of photography and Photodex's non-stop development of new features, you've got the most creative tools in the history of imaging to be a storyteller, and most important of all, share your own story! Today, one of your very most potent marketing tools is video, and we're searching for artists who tell their story the best using still images, video, and great music.
Go back just ten years ago, and you only had a few options - meet a client in person, speak on the phone or have them see your website. While meeting in person had the highest potential it was only realistic to a small percentage of your total target audience.
Today, everything has changed. Just to make my point I took a scroll through Google searching for the number of Internet active households in America. Pew Research Center had some really interesting data. In just the US alone, it's estimated nine out of ten American adults use the Internet.
Now, put that into how it has an impact on your business. You can tell your story to thousands of potential clients. Even more important are the tools you have at your fingertips. While a face to face meeting is still the most reliable way to build trust with your client, you still have to plant that first seed of confidence. There's no better way to do it than a slideshow featuring a mix of your personality and your work.
We'll be sharing the winning video just about everywhere, including a full press release. Plus, there's a better than good chance we'll share a few of the other entries as well. And, to make it worth the effort the winner is about to put in, there's a prize package worth close to $2000!
- A Lumix GX85K complete with Vario 12-32mm lens from Panasonic
- A Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD lens (available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts)
- A $250 credit towards Bella Art Prints from Marathon Press
- From Photodex a year subscription to ProShow Web Premium
- The industry's FIRST bluetooth light and color meter from Illuminati Instrument Corp.
Some of you think of slideshows as old technology, but they're anything but that with your clients. A well done self-promotional video is the best way to introduce each potential client to who you are, especially on your website or blog.
We're coming into the seasonality of the fourth quarter and it's the perfect time to share a self-promotional video with your target audience! November 1 is just ten days away. You snooze, you lose!