Client Showcase Covid-19: Pirate Santa

Client Showcase Covid-19: Pirate Santa

Shadowbend Studios Welcomes
Scot Harvest, Pirate Santa

At Shadowbend Studios back in late March, Sandy and I wanted to take some time to check in with our clients to see how they, their families and their businesses were coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and all it entails. So, we sent out a simple questionnaire to all of our clients. Typically our Client Showcases’ talk about a specific client, their business and what Shadowbend Studios did for them. Our Covid-19 Version asked each of our clients the same 5 questions to see how they’re responding and adapting to life during a pandemic.

We have known Scot Harvest for years and can honestly say “Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus!” Scot Harvest embraces his roles as Pirate Santa or just Santa, often times with his beautiful wife, aka Mrs. Claus, for many different functions, special events and occasions. His specialty is unique Santa crossovers. If you are interested in having Scot attend a special event you’ll need to book him early because his schedule starts to fill up months before December. He is also open to charity events and good causes. Here is what Scot had to say:

1. How are you, your families and your business doing?

Our family is doing FANTASTIC! We rally as a family and keep each other in good spirits, healthy and supported.

2. How has this pandemic affected your business?

My trade (plumber) has suffered somewhat in that its impossible to do social distancing while working on someone’s bathroom / kitchen issues.

My seasonal work as a Santa Claus portrayal actor is MUCH worse and is in risk of loosing the personal visit side of the work. Santa with a MASK is not an option!

3. What strategies are you using to cope (professionally and/or personally)?

Personally I have a VERY upbeat and optimistic attitude… this too shall pass.

Professionally I hope to take Santa into peoples home with the virtual opportunities available to me and my brothers in red.

4. What could you use help with (professionally and/or personally)?

I need help getting the Holiday Season Santa options out to current/potential clients with as much grace and poise as possible with an online presence.

5. What are you looking forward to when the shelter in place mandates are lifted?

Physical contact with loved ones HUGS!

If you or someone you know, would like to connect with Scot Harvest, aka. Santa Claus, aka Pirate Santa, book an event or special occasion or learn more about him, here is his contact information:

Scot Harvest, Pirate Santa
(707)980-8980
Scotthered@aol.com
https://www.facebook.com/Pirate-Santa

Be sure to let him know Shadowbend Studios sent you!


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Client Showcase Covid-19: Loving Arms Childbirth Services

Client Showcase Covid-19: Loving Arms Childbirth Services

Shadowbend Studios Welcomes
Janaki Costello, Loving Arms Childbirth Services

At Shadowbend Studios back in late March, Sandy and I wanted to take some time to check in with our clients to see how they, their families and their businesses were coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and all it entails. So, we sent out a simple questionnaire to all of our clients. Typically our Client Showcases’ talk about a specific client, their business and what Shadowbend Studios did for them. Our Covid-19 Version asked each of our clients the same 5 questions to see how they’re responding and adapting to life during a pandemic.

Our first respondent is Janaki Costello. Janaki is the Founder of Loving Arms Childbirth Services and teaches childbirth preparation. She has been working with pregnant women, their partners and families since 1975. Her passion for helping moms with pregnancy, labor and breastfeeding began with her own three children, now grown. Janaki is also a proud grandmother of five amazing grandchildren! Here is what she had to say:

1. How are you, your families and your business doing?

We have converted our classes to online childbirth education entirely.   We are doing well personally 

2. How has this pandemic affected your business?

Registrations are down for all classes after May and we are hoping to attract more pregnant students. We are spending quite a lot of time working to stay on top of all the new medical & clinical guidelines about birthing in the time of Covid-19. 

3. What strategies are you using to cope (professionally and/or personally)?

Professionally we attend webinars and classes on new online teaching strategies. Personally getting outside in nature, meditation and connecting with family as much as possible either virtually or physical distancing outdoors helps. 

4. What could you use help with (professionally and/or personally)?

Attracting more registrations! Providing more support in postpartum for the new families without the usual means of family/professional support.

5. What are you looking forward to when the shelter in place mandates are lifted?

HUGS!!! Although we have discovered some new and exciting teaching materials we will continue to use, we are looking forward to teaching in person, hands-on as this is far more appropriate for childbirth education.

We are right there with you Janaki! Virtual hugs all around! And using this time to reorganize, retrain and reconnect with the basics is a great idea during all this down time! If we were pregnant right now, we’d definitely be using a Doula!

If you or someone you know, would like to connect with Janaki Costello, Loving Arms Childbirth Services or learn more about her classes, here is her contact information:

Janaki Costello
Loving Arms Childbirth.
info@lovingarmschildbirthservices.com/
(510) 525-1155

Be sure to let her know Shadowbend Studios sent you!


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Content Marketing Strategy

Content Marketing Strategy

A successful content marketing strategy is telling your business’s story in a way that attracts, engages and delights your audience through each stage of the buyer’s journey. All of which you’ll learn how to do in this course.

So what exactly is a content marketing strategy? According to the Oxford dictionary it is “a type of marketing that involves the creation and sharing of online material (such as videos, blogs, and social media posts) that does not explicitly promote a brand but is intended to stimulate interest in its products or services.”

social media is an integral part of a content marketing strategy

So what are you doing for your business’ content marketing strategy? How is your story unique to you and your brand? In these uncertain economic times its imperative to have an online presence. Being sure your message is a unique one is just as important.

With Social and Physical Distancing taking center stage in the world right now its important to remember a few things:

  1. Many people are turning to online platforms for shopping, news, entertainment, etc.
  2. Its much easier to sell yourself or your business with a proven strategy.
  3. We all have more time now to concentrate on building our brand and the way we need to do business NOW.

Hubspot is a great resource for learning. And there’s never been a better time for some FREE online classes you can take from the privacy of your own home! Here’s a great course to learn about content marketing strategies! Check it out here!

And remember Shadowbend Studios is always here to help you with all your businesses online marketing needs!


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Sources:https://www.oed.com/   https://academy.hubspot.com

 

Shadowbend Studios’ Client Showcase

Shadowbend Studios’ Client Showcase

Client Showcase

One of the pleasures of our work is the fact that we get to meet and interact with people from a huge cross-section of businesses and industries. In working with these people, we are allowed to enter their world and for a brief time we become experts (at least in our own minds 😉 ) at what they do and how they do it. Shadowbend Studios’ Client Showcase is our way of paying homage to the hard work accomplished through our collaboration with these amazing businesses and business owners.

“Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria”

I have been working with Rocco of Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria in Walnut Creek for over twelve years. Walnut Creek’s Rocco Biale grew up in the restaurant industry. He’s held just about every job in food service, from busboy to owner. Biale recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his restaurant, where he spends each day, alongside his three adult children, who also work at the Ygnacio Valley Road eatery. In between serving pizza to hungry patrons, he is also committed to helping the community during the recent Covid-19 outbreak by serving up hot food for healthcare workers on the front lines in Contra Costa County.

You can volunteer to help Rocco’s efforts by signing up here to deliver food to local hospitals.

We are Proud to Serve Rocco Biale of Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria!

Over the many years and many iterations of Rocco’s website, Shadowbend Studios has been proud to serve him! From website design and development to website hosting, security and social media marketing, there hasn’t been much we haven’t done for Rocco. We’ve even done graphic design and photography for him too! And throughout it all, we’ve been happy to serve such an upbeat and successful restaurateur committed to creating his own individual web presence with Shadowbend Studios.

Contact us today to find out Shadowbend Studios Can help you with your web presence!


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Tips to Help Your Business, Mind and Body

Tips to Help Your Business, Mind and Body

So many of us are struggling to comprehend what the future may hold for us through this terrible pandemic. Shadowbend Studios is committed to helping our clients see the light at the end of the tunnel! Too many of us are in fear for our health, our livelihoods, our businesses and our communities. There are, however, safe, sane and rational steps we can take to improve our businesses through social distancing, alleviating those fears by making strategic plans with the new normal. Tips, if you will, for Business, Mind and Body.

business mind and body

This weeks Monday Morning Marketing includes multiple links to articles, ideas and sites that can help alleviate your fears for business, mind and body!

Work

Social Distancing and Working From Home…

How Brands are Encouraging Social Distancing

How To Activate Your Workspace During Social Distancing

13 Ways Businesses Can Use SEO & Marketing to Combat Coronavirus Impact

How To Network While Social Distancing

8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

Mind

What Covid-19 Outbreak Can do to Your Mind

How To Manage Your Mental Health During Covid-19

Body

Workouts While at Home During Social Distancing

We’re All in This Together

Just remember, you’re not alone! Shadowbend Studios is here to help in any way we can to improve, upgrade and organize your business utilizing our menu of services. Check out our website today and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with!


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Sources: See links above

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