Friday, July 07, 2006

Florida Trend Magazine: Young Guns (How SEO worked for me)

A few months back I received a phone call out of the blue from Diane Sears of Florida Trend Magazine. Diane had been working on a story that would highlight 20-somethings in the state of Florida. Her primary research tool was a search engine and the top results for Young Professional Tampa happened to be webs site that I am on.

It was a great conversation for me and completely validated the time and energy I had placed in helping promote the second Downtown After Six event last December. It was this high ranking site that led to the call.

Further help in landing this great opportunity came when Diane and I started talking about young professionals in other parts of the state. Fortunately with AAF chapters around the state of Florida ( I was able to assist Diane in contacting others from around the state.

Diane interviewed and included three other business owners that I recommended in other parts of the state. Lakeitha Grey, Tallahassee, N-tersections Communications Group, (; Neil Bell, Tallahassee, Summit Outdoor Advertising ( and Sabrina McLaughlin, Navarre, The PR Girl, Inc., (

If you would like to red the entire article Young Guns: 20-somethings who are helping to shape business in Florida is available on the Florida Trend Magazine site, and also reprinted on the Ad 2 Tampa Bay website,

Saturday, July 01, 2006

About This Blog

The decision to begin this blog was made over a decent period of time. Of course it started with first hearing the buzz up to three years ago about blogs and was followed up by questions from clients, other industry friends and more and more buzz. It was finally this past summer at the American Advertising Federation annual conference, Pixel Shift, that I really started to decide one would be needed.

As an effort to practice what I preach to clients and prospective clients I did create a blog and have no embarked on what will become the never-ending task of keeping it going...

This should significantly test my copywriting ability...