It’s beginning to feel a lot like wedding season! In honor of this lovely time of year, AMG has taken the time to compile a list of the 5 best spots around Long Beach to take your engagement photos. When it comes to the perfect engagement photos, location is everything! Long Beach is a humongous city, and with it being listed as the seventh largest city in California, it wasn’t hard to find some pretty awesome spots.
HillTop Park (2351 Dawson Ave): Actually located in Signal Hill, a small city completely surrounded by Long Beach, HillTop Park is known for its breathtaking panoramic view of Long Beach and nearby cities. Close to the 405 fwy and with free parking, this location is hard to beat. http://www.cityofsignalhill.org/facilities/Facility/Details/3
The Queen Mary (1126 Queens Hwy): Built in the 1930s, this beautiful ocean liner made its final voyage and retired in Long Beach, CA. Its vintage structure and ocean views provide the perfect backdrop for that perfect romantic photo. Did we mention that The Queen Mary is also known as “The Ship of Romance”? There is a fee to gain admission to the ship so we suggest calling and making arrangements ahead of time. http://www.queenmary.com/
Rainbow Lagoon Park (E Shoreline Dr.): Located in Downtown Long Beach, and known to host some of the cities largest and most successful festivals, this 12-acre area will provide you with lovely rainbow bridges with accenting trees. The park is located right along Shoreline Dr. with open access. Plenty of parking can be found at nearby metered street parking or public parking lots. http://ow.ly/MywHU
Shoreline Aquatic Park (Aquarium Way): With wide open green areas and incredible views of the Queen Mary, Long Beach Ports and the Lions Lighthouse for Sight this location will provide much inspiration and backdrops full colorful hues! A local wedding location favorite, located along Aquarium Way, parking can be found at nearby parking structures or lots. http://ow.ly/MywSf
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (1250 Bellflower Blvd): This tranquil 1.3 acre garden is located on the campus of Cal State University of Long Beach. Known for its peaceful ponds, koi fish, bonsai trees, and bridges the garden will provide you with a backdrop full of romance. Admission is free, unless a special event is being held. Please note that engagement photos are allowed to be taken at the garden at no cost but the following rules are strictly enforced:
Allow us to re-introduce ourselves! We'd like to take this opportunity to give you a brief overview of the brands that make up Asset Media Group. Check out this Vlog by one of our wonderful interns Jasmine!
Asset Media Group unites talent, assets and resources of several established and successful media business operations. This incorporation allows AMG to leverage multiple points of operation to ensure uninterrupted workflows and consistent excellence in service for our clients. Here are a few of the well known companies that operate and are managed by the Asset Media Group, Inc brand.
When it comes to marketing over the past few years, things are rapidly evolving. If you have not yet began utilizing the power of mainstream tools like video, social media , and email marketing, you are severely behind your competitors. Many of these tools are affordable and often times free. That means that no business should be left behind.
It is one of my new year resolutions to give back to the businesses who I love and support the most in 2015. I know how this stuff can be intimidating. I've been in your shoes. Here's my first gift to you.
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1. Branding Video
The first type of video on this list is your statement to the world. All everyone will ever need to know about your brand is presented in this video in an informative but stylized manner. The style in which you choose to execute your video will all depend on the kind of brand you have. If you want the world to know that your brand is fun, artistic, or maybe even more traditional this is your chance to do it! Though the basis of branding videos should stem from answering these questions: Who are we? What do we do? Why do you need our services? and Where can you find us?
Here is an example of a branding video.
2. Testimonial Video
The value of a testimonial video is all about trust. How long can a company really last by relying solely on self-praise? The testimonial video is the most honest way of telling your customers "yeah, we're great but don't take our word for it!" This connection to your potential customer base is vital. Customers will truly relate more to an unbiased individual they see in a video than they would a text or quote.
If you've never seen one here is an example of a testimonial video.
3. Product Video
Product Videos (similar to branding videos) are very informative. The difference is that rather than providing information on an entire company like the branding video the product video more specifically focuses on a particular product from your company. If you are a kind of company that offers a plethora of services and products then the product video is essential for your brand. If you are looking to convince customers to invest in your services or products then it is best to provide them with as much information as possible. Especially if there are multiple items or services that may be similar to one another.
Below is a perfect example of a product video.
4. Vlog Video
Really connecting with your customers on a personal level is something that can put your company right at the top of the pedestal. By doing Vlog Videos you can generate an audience and provide yourself with great content at the same time. Vlogs are also fun because they can be something different every time, are relatively cost efficient, and provide an opportunity for your brand to be creative.
Here are one of our vlogs!
5. FAQ Video
In doing business questions are inevitable. Many times there is so much information provided to a customer they may need a refresher on something they may have missed. Sometimes they may have even thought of something that wasn't specifically addressed previously. Either way the FAQ Video serves as your best answer to all of your customers' questions and concerns.
Here is an example of an FAQ Video
Last week we had the privilege and honor of working with a bright and talented group of middle school students from Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter School. Our studio offered an exclusive two-day Youth Media Boot Camp. We developed this event in partnership with Urban Media Foundation, in an attempt to educate and open the creative gateways of a technologically consumed generation. The first day of the event took place at the school. Then the event concluded at our studio the next day. What made this specific event special, (of course, besides the wonderful opportunity to make a difference in today's youth) is the fact that when all was said and done we learned just as much as (if not more) than the kids did.
As the event kicked off, many of the kids were initially timid. In particular, there was a young boy who was very quiet but extremely attentive. It was understandable that the students were shy at first since essentially we were just complete strangers to them, or so we thought. After our general introductions, we began asking questions to get the kids more engaged. One of the questions we asked were "How many of you have ever heard of us before?" We asked this question with the assumption that we were an entirely new entity to them. The aforementioned young boy raised his hand. Undoubtedly, we were taken by surprised. We asked how he was able to know about us without ever previously visiting our studio. What he told us next was amazing. He told us that he had searched us up on the internet and found our videos on youtube. He even recognized our faces and names from our grand opening video. We were blown away. First with the incredible foresight the young student exhibited in preparation for our presentation, and secondly with the realization of how effectively accessible it was for our videos to be found and viewed. What this interaction told us, is that the power of video is tangible and easily attainable. If a 13 year old can utilize video to proactively inform himself about an upcoming presentation by a local video production company, imagine what a video can do for your potential customers!
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Here is 1 of the 4 student produced videos from our boot camp, enjoy.
Video Help Within Reach - Long Beach, Ca
As video is becoming more and more important in communication so is the need to be good at it.Most people think that because they are comfortable with public speaking , or communicating about their product and services that they will be natural on camera. Once the camera starts rolling...well, it's another story. Since, we are committed to making sure that our clients get the most value out of the videos we produce for them, we had to come up with something to help them out. Last year we met TV personality and host Keri Murphy. Every quarter Keri teaches a 2 day on-camera training workshop here at our studio in Signal Hill/Long Beach, California. From the picture it looks like this is a ladies only event ,but the fellas are welcome too!...wink:) If you want to inspire and Influence Millions on Camera then this workshop is for you. For more information about the "It Factor" workshop contact Keri and her team at http://inspiredliving.tv/itfactor/
The Grand Opening celebration of the new AMG Studios is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5pm - 8pm in Signal Hill, California. Start your business new year off right. Mix and Mingle with some of LA and OC most creative professionals. Tour production offices and the fully equipped cycloramic photo and video stages. The studio was put in the community for the community. Catering to the novice and DIY professionals, these stages are available for a fraction of expected rental cost. Gain access and see what the big corporates have been doing for years. Connect with those who can bring the pieces of your media puzzle together. Celebrate this new space and the promise it brings. There will be raffles, refreshments, and entertainment! RSVP HERE. For more information or press inquiry email Melissa@assetmediagroup.com
Special thanks to the Signal Hill, Chamber of Commerce!
Happy New Year!
We've expanded our family!!!
Our new website, assetmediagroup.com, was born at 11:09pm PST on Thursday, December 27, 2012.
It weighs a healthy 9 pages and 49 elements.
We are very proud! We're happy and excited for to share the news with you . Visit, Share, & Comment!
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