You have to admit, when a company describes themselves as “zesty” it makes one a wee bit curious. My final blog post recognizing a very gracious in-kind Sponsor from our summer Soles of Love in the Garden project explores what it’s like to work with a zesty video marketing firm.
Whitney, Araminta, Angela, Rick, Chris, Owen, and Stacey. (I haven’t met Stacey yet but I have every reason to believe she’s just as zesty as the rest of this amazing team.)
They are fun, funny, sassy, energetic, extremely detail oriented, and so very creative!
OK, if I must be totally honest, I’m a little bit obsessed with them right now. Not stalker-ish “camp-outside-of-their-office-and-follow-them-down-the-street” obsessed but I’m already dreaming of other projects I want to work on with them next year.
My first experience with this zesty firm was a video project for Must Love Shoes called Truly Beautiful. I wanted to find a way to more efficiently present a series of photos capturing women feeling joyful and passionate into a keynote presentation I offer to women audiences. In my mind I pictured a simple series of photos with accompanying descriptions in a video format. What I got was more.
So. Much. More!
Angela was my point person on this project. She was in constant communication with me throughout the entire project to assure that I knew what was going on throughout the duration. She invited me to preview the video as it began to take shape to confirm that we both had the same vision. Chris worked with our “beautiful” subjects capturing the audio portion of the work, and new employee Owen demonstrated quickly he was a zesty-worthy member of the team. It’s a video I’m proud to show and has become a popular addition to my keynote repertoire. Check out the final project here!
Enter Soles of Love in the Garden!
Whitney, Rick, and Heather worked collaboratively to produce my most recent video highlighting the good work the women of this community have accomplished through our Soles project. From our initial brainstorming meeting, to gathering B-roll footage, to attending the event, they covered every angle possible to tell my story.
And kudos to Rick for having the zesties to attend an event with over 170 women in attendance. And not once did I see him cry! 🙂 What I loved most about the night of the party was that you barely knew they were there. No big lighting structures to intimidate attendees. No awkward questions to stump interviewees. Just two fun professionals hanging at my party who just happened to be also carrying a camera and a microphone. Who knew videotaping an event could be so low-maintenance?
I think I love them!
You might be wondering what Heather had to do with this project. Heather is the arranger. The fixer. The appointment setter. The copy-Julie-on-emails-to-her-clients-and-contacts-so-she-stays-in-the-loop kind of gal. I bet her office is even neat! Seriously folks, if attention to detail were an Olympic sport, Ms. Heather would be a gold medalist.
What can I say about what it was like to work with the Digital Bard team?
They are the real deal.
They do what they say they will do and then they do more.
Laughter and great wit.
And that’s zesty!
Thank you, Whitney, for your very generous in-kind discount. Stay tuned tomorrow when we reveal the final product.