Below is a sampling of some of the videos we’ve created/produced/collaborated/etc. If something strikes your fancy let us know so we can make one for you.
Digital Marketing Topics & Trends Aug 22 2019Digital Marketing Topics & Trends Aug 22 2019
Deb Kramer of Abbey Brown Soap Artisan speaks about her entrepreneurial journeyDeb Kramer of Abbey Brown Soap Artisan shares her entrepreneurial journey from over the past 20 years! Due to a sensitivity to soap chemicals from her son she started making soap at home and continues to make great things for your body.
She operates a store in the west loop of Chicago at 1162 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642. Visit the store to smell it's goodness or visit https://www.abbeybrown.com/ to order online!
Filmed and Edited by Michael Rataj of BulbBrainCreative.com at the bi-weekly networking breakfast 'Braintrust Networking' at Fannie's in Portage Park, Chicago.
All small business and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. Visit the Bulb Brain Creative facebook page for upcoming events!
How to connect with customers using video - promo video for Aug 22nd 2019 talk at make officesHi! Here's the official promo video for my talk next week at Make Office's. Tickets are free, sign up below! Tell a friend or come on out yourself if you're looking to connect with people using video!
We'll discuss some best practices and best strategies on the different social platforms.
Digital Marketing Topics and Trends is excited to bring in Michael Rataj for our August Event!
Video is one of the hottest trends these days on getting out there on the internet. In reality video has been a hot trend since 1888, gaining popularity in the 50's with the invention of in home color tv's. Now with the increasing quality of cell phone cameras video is becoming even more popular, with many people opting for the DIY approach to video making. With some tips, tricks and distribution how to's you can become a pro at posting snippets on the different social platforms to help connect with your customers/audience.
Michael is an animator turned financial person turned marketer/visual communication person. Michael is the Head Brain at Bulb Brain Creative, a visual marketing company based out of Chicago focusing on using the latest technological trends to help you tell your story.
Join us on August 22nd for engaging conversation, actionable information, and of course light refreshments.
5:30pm - 6:00pm - Check-in & Networking
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Presentation / Q&A
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Wrap-up & Networking
After the event, we'll head over to the Shamrock Club (210 Kinzie St) to grab some food/drinks and keep the conversations going if you're interested in joining!
How to find us
When you arrive at the building, you'll need to check in with security on the first floor. Let them know you're there for the event at MakeOffices on the 9th floor and give them the guest name Digital Marketing Topics and Trends.
When you flush, think of us! (Joe the Plumber from NW Chicago)Joe the Plumber! You know him you love him.
Joe is a constant networker and plumber based out of NW Chicago. Head Brain Michael Rataj first met him at his Monday morning networking group, Cup of Joe. He was very welcoming and helped inform me of other networking groups I could visit to help promote my business.
Joe is constantly out on town getting his name out there, helping make connections with other small business owners and helping out where he can.
He's available for a wide range of plumbing jobs at plumberjoechicago.com
This talk was recorded live at Braintrust networking, July 16th, 2019 at Fannie's in Portage Park.
The best types of content to post on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & TwitterHead Brain Michael Rataj of Bulb Brain Creative speaks at the SBAC event in Hyatt about the types of content to post on social platforms Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.
Bulb Brain Creative is a full service marketing company based out of Chicago. We help define your demographics and who you're speaking to, then create mini commercials or educational content to guide your potential customers to being a satsified client.
Why you should do a rebrand with Bulb Brain CreativeMichael Rataj, Head Brain of Bulb Brain Creative discusses how his past as an analyst and animator helps assess risk when making decisions about ad spend.
017 EvaMagillOliver2 FullThis was a conversation about Eva Magill Oliver and her wonderful book paint alchemy, which is an art lesson about the foundation of being an artist as well permission and different ideas for how to use a varying degree of mediums in creation.
EVA MAGILL-OLIVER IS AN ARTIST CURRENTLY LIVING AND WORKING IN ATLANTA, GA. SHE CREATES DELICATE, MEDITATIVE COLLAGES, DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS THAT REFLECT AND EXPLORE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF THE NATURAL WORLD. HER MAIN SUBJECT MATTER IS DRAWN FROM ABSTRACTIONS AND PATTERNS FOUND IN NATURE AND ORGANIC ENVIRONMENTS. SHE FEELS A STRONG SENSE OF CONNECTION TO THE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING AND TRANSITIONING STATE OF THE NATURAL WORLD THAT SURROUNDS HER.
HER MEDIUMS OF CHOICE ARE PENCIL, INK AND CUT PAPER ON PAPER. THE VARIANCE IN MATERIALS ADDS A TEXTURAL INTEREST THAT SHE USES TO MIMIC THOSE FOUND IN THE ENVIRONMENT. THE COLLAGE ASPECT ALSO ADDS AN ELEMENT OF CONTROLLED DESIGN AS A FRESH TRANSFORMATION EMERGES WITH EVERY NEW LAYER.
How to Apply for a job in the 21st century with Wendy Lalli at the Eastgate CafeIf you’re wondering why your resume isn’t generating inquiries – let alone interviews – this is the resume workshop for you. Like everything else over the last ten years, the guidelines for job hunting and career success have changed enormously. This workshop, designed and facilitated by Wendy Lalli, will help job hunters find their way again. It not only covers how to write your resume, but how to deal with employment gaps and other career challenges. Above all, it will show you how to break through the noise created by everyone else who is applying for the same job.
You’ll learn how to:
· Develop a personal brand
· Present career missteps in a positive light
· Position your past experience for future success
Future workshops will follow the same format and cover networking, interviewing, negotiating compensation and using social media to build a personal brand.
Wendy Lalli is an award-winning marketing writer who’s been coaching job hunting professionals in almost every industry for over 20 years. Working as a recruiter for a major staffing company between writing jobs, she transitioned from recruiting into outplacement as the Marketing Director/ Career Coach for the Derson Group. Over the last 15 years, Wendy has written dozens of articles on career management for major newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, several professional journals and had her own career advice column, “Dear Lalli,” in 25 suburban newspapers in the Chicago Sun Times network. She’s also taught college courses in job search and given motivational talks on careers at colleges, libraries and professional associations throughout Chicagoland.
006 WendyLNetworking190702BT2Wendy Lalli discusses ways to build better relationships to generate more business.
Filmed 7-2-19 at Fannie's in Portage Park
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005 NealWankoff ITsecurityRisks190620BT2Neal Wankoff of Prairie IT Solutions discusses the many pitfalls small business owners fall into when thinking they're 'secure'.
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Curt Kessler, Loan officer for Compass Mortgage and president of Real Estate to the Rescue talks about the efforts of the organization to end homelessness in animals in Illinois.
When the organization was started roughly 15% of animals were never returned home and now that number is above 80%. Through their efforts simply installing a microchip allows animals to be returned to their original owners, which allows for a much more expedient and safe return home.
Filmed on location at Fannie's in Portage Park, June 4th 2019 by Michael Rataj of Bulb Brain Creative.
190521 mikeTalking Deerfield FullHead Brain Michael Rataj talks at the Warehouse in Deerfield about the different social media platforms and what type of content works best.
Bulb Brain Creative is a visual marketing company, making creative photos and videos to help tell your brand's story.