Frank Strategies: The Blog

New Motivational Poster: “Economic Rescue: Mission Accomplished?”
July 22, 2009, 1:44 pm
Filed under: Economy, Obama | Tags: , ,

Given Rahm Emanuel’s recent comment that the Obama Administration has “rescued” the economy, and President Obama’s retort that maybe ailing elderly people should just “take a pill” instead of getting desired medical treatment, I think a new inspirational poster is in order:

obama mission accomplished poster

UPDATE: Alternate version:

obama mission accomplished 2.001


Five Online Video Tips for Small Businesses
July 20, 2009, 11:36 am
Filed under: Online Video | Tags: , , ,

Mack Collier has five good ideas for small businesses that are starting to incorporate online video into their marketing efforts.

The general theme: smart small businesses will use online video as an ongoing mode of personal, informal communications with their customers and potential clients. Of course, the same principle holds true for people and organizations in the political sphere, too.

On a related note, here’s a video that Frank Strategies recently produced for Wolf Gap Vineyard and Winery in Shenandoah County, Virginia:

This Morning’s Sunrise Over DC
July 15, 2009, 12:10 pm
Filed under: Online Video

Nothing political about this post – I was just experimenting with my new video camera this morning and figured I’d post this. Enjoy 62 minutes of this morning’s sunrise over Washington – in 40 seconds…

Behold the Best Marketing Campaign Ever.
July 13, 2009, 1:44 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Not a bad gig if you can get it.

United Trashes Guy’s Guitar, He Gets Last Laugh with Online Video
July 10, 2009, 1:36 pm
Filed under: Online Video, Protest

It’s the classic American road-trip story. Airline baggage handlers break $3,500 guitar. Musician complains early and often. Airline refuses to pay, saying musician didn’t complain to the right person early enough. Musician promises to make protest video. Airline scoffs. Musician racks up 1.4 million views in four days – plus huge coverage on CNN, in the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune. Airline suffers unnecessary, self-inflicted PR disaster.

For everybody who’s ever been blown off by some seemingly unaccountable corporate customer-service rep, this song is for you. For corporate customer-service reps (and more importantly, their bosses,) there’s this new thing called the Internet, which creative people can use to cost you a lot of money if you act like complete asses.

Media Continues to Spin Bad Economic News
July 10, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Economy, MSM

HotAir shines a light on fresh examples of AP and CNN spinning very bad economic news with very positive headlines: “Report has good news about jobs,” and “New jobless claims fall to lowest since January.”

Of course, this is nothing new:

Happy 4th of July, Everybody!
July 3, 2009, 7:01 pm
Filed under: Online Video | Tags: ,