Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Constant Contact All Star two years in a row!

We’ve been named a small business All Star by Constant Contact! What an honor to be chosen among their 400,000 clients!

A BIG thank you to all our customers for reading and participating in our newsletters!

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How do All Stars get picked?

All Stars come in all shapes and sizes — small businesses and organizations from different industries and areas. When we choose All Stars, we look at the following criteria for success:

  • Communicate with customers and members for all four quarters of the year
  • Update mailing lists often and obtain permission from all their subscribers to contact them
  • Have high open and click-through rates, and low bounce rates
  • Use mailing list sign-up tools like "Join My Mailing List" on their website or Facebook page
  • Use reports to gain insights about their contact list and online marketing activities
  • Use our social media tools

Thursday, March 10, 2011

We are thankful for happy clients!

What a great way to start the day! I woke up to both of these emails in my inbox this morning! We love our wonderful clients!!!

Peggy & Helen,
Our canvas arrived today. It is just beautiful!! It couldn't be more perfect. We hung it on the wall within minutes of its arrival.
Connie received her album on Friday. She was so excited that she could hardly wait to get in touch with me.
Thanks for all you did. You achieved perfection. I will show off the canvas to all my friends and pass your name along to everyone. Linda N.


Love the photos!

You did your usual great job!!

Thanks a million -- you’re the BEST!!!!!!!!

Elaine Hamilton United Arts Council

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Tastebuds Custom Catering -- WOW!!

I've had the opportunity to work with Chef Greg Shapiro with Tastebuds Custom Catering on numerous occasions so I hung out in the kitchen to watch the team in action on Saturday night. It was a black tie event with all the society people in Naples attending. Hope for Haiti is an incredibly helpful and wonderful charity founded by Naples resident JoAnne Kuehner.

Janine with the Tastebuds team goes over every detail with the wait staff. She runs through the entire night and how it will flow. The service is fabulous!
Prep, prep, prep!

The team working on an hor d' oeuvres station OUTSIDE! The kitchen was so small but that didn't slow this team down! I also had the opportunity to work with Chef Shapiro when we had that big gas shortage. Tastebuds has a wood burning stove!

Creative and delicious hor d'oeuvres were passed by the wait staff.
Country ham & Brie atop a green apple chip

Stilton endive cups with spicy pecans and Bartlet pear
Can you believe how cute the cans for the salad dressing are?
Flower Pot salad with White Truffle vinaigrette, Surryano Ham & Florida Strawberries

Chef Shapiro makes sure everything is "just so".
The Flower Pot Salad is like a work of art on the table!
These veggies look SOOOO good!
And even better on beef tenderloin.
Beef tenderloin, veg bundle, Rosemary tricolor pomme & Lardon Pearl Onions
Speed, speed, speed! Over two hundred dinners, looking and tasting fabulous went out in a matter of minutes!

And oh what a great feeling that was!!

Preparation for dessert began right away.
Raspberry biscotti cheesecake with fresh mint

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Quick Photo Tip for Harsh Lighting and More...

Photography Naples and Avant-Garde Images, Inc.
Our March newsletter is out!!

Half Day Excursions in March - We have THREE scheduled!
Weddings, Family Portraits, Corporate and Social Events
Quick Bird Photo Tip
Studio Fashion Lighting Workshop
Poll: Are you interesting in Exhibiting your Photographic Art?
Poll: Are you interested in a Photo Contest?
Quick Portrait Tip for Harsh Lighting
Free Photography Advice
Tuesday Headshot Special
Schedule for Photography Naples classes and events
Quick Links