March Meeting, with Sean McVeigh of 425 Media

Our next meeting is on March 10th at 7:00pm

Create compelling content! Inspire potential clients! Gain the favor of the all mighty search engines!

 …. and make your phone RING!

Critical Content Creation for Photographers

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The goal of this SPPA Sponsored workshop is to provide a tangible, immediate piece of  customized content that you will be able to use in your current marketing efforts and the ability to repeat that process over and over again.

Anyone can create content, but to be successful, you must create content that compels users to purchase your art and services. The class will provide strategies to help you   create effective online content. We will focus on the most important weapon in your marketing arsenal, your blog. Why is blogging important? Simply put, because consistently published, well-written content will help define you as a subject matter expert (SME).  The end goal of participating in this class is to arm you with a habit  to create, tune and publish content regularly.

Agenda

•                10 minutes of introductions, basic instruction and topic creation

•                15 minutes of personal writing

•                 Sean will take what you wrote and provide

◦                                  Technical insights

◦                                  Search engine suggestions

◦                                  Long term content creation strategies

Class Requirements

•                Laptop

•                Word Processor (Microsoft Word, Google Docs)

•                Platform to publish to

◦                                  Website (preferred)

◦                                  Facebook

◦                                  Google Plus

◦                                  Or any other customer defined platform

•                An idea or topic to write about (if you can)

 

Join us Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM
The Village Bean – Located in Country Village
720 238th St, SE #A, Bothell, WA 98021

SPPA Members, Free
Non-members, $20
Students, PPW, PCPPA $5

 

About Sean

Sean McVeigh, the founder of 425 Media has helped authors and businesses create meaningful, marketable, compelling content that can be used to reinforce the fact that they are the — experts in their fields. Creating content needs to be thought of strategically, 425 Media understands this need and more importantly, understands how technology can be leveraged to achieve the desired result.

 

March 2014 PIE Meeting

March 2014 PIE Meeting

 

 

 

 

Join us at Pegasus on Alki

Come on by for pizza (on us) and beer (you buy)
Members can pick up a copy of our 2013 Prestige Award magazine!
Network, nosh, share!


And if you haven’t already – Renew/Join Now!  Look at our changes….

• Meetings will be held quarterly!  We will now host 3-4 events a year with hands-on learning and shooting, plus print competitions. On the months between the quarterly meetings we will have PIE! Photographers Informal Evenings. These PIE meetings will be held at different locations throughout the greater Seattle area. You’ll be invited to attend from 7-9 at the announced location. The purpose of these smaller intimate gatherings will be brainstorming, mentoring and just plain fun.

• Road shows! We are bringing ‘em back. These small intimate settings allow us to share information with one another. Watch for Andrew Crain’s “Digital Body Sculpting”. Free for paid members.

• Print Competitions – SPPA Photographer of the Year and the SPPA Prestige Award
There will be 3 facets to the print competitions this year:
– NEW! Monthly online digital image competition.  Online voting with monthly winners. Our goal is to generate new followers and new members via Facebook, while having a fun, online image competition.
– Quarterly print competition – this leads to our Photographer of the Year Award!  There’s nothing like showing off your finished work in print!
– Annual Print Competition. Show your very best work and see how you score based on PPA standards, with a panel of trained judges.  This leads to the coveted SPPA Prestige Award

• Advertising – We have installed our 2014 B&E Wedding and Event Guides both of which are available now. These ads direct prospective clients to our website. Their website is www.banquetevent.com

And best of all – we’ve lowered the dues!
Your annual dues are now $79.
Special rates for students, too! 
Click here to JOIN NOW!
Renew by March 31, 2014 and get a 6 month subscription to My Photo App. $75 Value!

Monthly Print Competition Winners – March 2013

Here are the award winning images for March 2013. Congratulations to the talented photographers!

2013 March Meeting

SPPA member John Perea will be giving a presentation on NIK Software.  NIK software is a powerful tool for enhancing your images in photoshop.  John will explore just a few of the tools and how to use them to put your stamp on each image you create.

Program starts at 7:00pm.
Print competition check-in ends at 6:45pm.  See the Monthly Print Competition Rules.  Remember, to be in the running to win the Photographer of the Year award, you need to enter your prints in the monthly competitions and at least one print in the SPPA Annual print Competition.  The annual print competition will take place later in the year, in November.

LOCATION:

The Polish Home
1714 18th Ave, Seattle, Wa. 98122

DIRECTIONS:

From I-5 North take exit 165B James St. and on 1st lights take left on Cherry St. On next traffic lights take another left turn to Madison St. Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is on the right hand side.

From I-5 South take exit “Madison St.” Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is a big building on the right hand side.
Free Parking in their lot!

Monthly Print Competition Winners – March 2012

Monthly Print Competition Award Winning Images for March 2012

Are you a standup comic or a photographer?

Do you sometimes feel like you have to be a comic to book jobs?
James Alberson did. He become a standup comic in order to grow his ability to entertain, tell stories, and think on his feet, just to be a better salesman. But now he knows a easier, less confrontational way, and he wants  to share it with us at our March 6 meeting.

March 6, 2012 ~ SPPA Meeting ~ The Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
6:30 – 7:00pm Networking
6:45   Competition Print Entries are due
7:00  Meeting starts – Announcements, SPPA business
7:15   Guest Speaker James Alberson

James Alberson is the Owner and Principal of Top Tier Training & Development, Inc, a Sandler Training Licensee, operating in the Seattle Metropolitan area.  He works with business owners and motivated individual salespeople to deliver and implement professional development strategies which help to foster the growth of individuals, teams, and organizations.

James started his career as a sales representative for Baxter Healthcare.  Originally having his sights set on an eventual career in marketing, he realized early in his sales career that his talents would be best suited to coaching and teaching.  With that realization, he set a goal to pursue a career in sales and become the best.  James even spent time doing amateur stand-up comedy in order to grow his ability to entertain and tell stories with clients and “think on his feet.”   Since then, James has earned top producer awards in sales and management for Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson and Genzyme Corp., as well as two start-up ventures.

With 20 years of sales, sales management, and sales training experience, and having held leadership positions with companies ranging in status from start-up to Fortune 500, James’ varied experience allows him to relate in some manner to the great majority of the sales issues, problems, and situations his clients currently face.  As a Sandler Training Franchisee, James was the recipient of the Rising Star award, and is a sought-after speaker by various organizations in the Greater Seattle area.

James is active in the Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, and Southwest King County Chambers of Commerce.  He continually looks for ways to increase his involvement to support and help the growth of the businesses and individuals in those respective business communities.

James earned both his BS in Computer Technology and MBA in Marketing from Purdue University.

View his company website at www.toptier.sandler.com.  View his LinkedIn.com profile at www.linkedin.com/in/jamesalberson.

March 2012 Meeting

Our next meeting is on March 6th – looking forward to seeing everyone there!

We will be handing out the awards for the Annual Print Competition winners, and we’ll be having our first monthly print competition for 2012.

6:30 – 7:00pm Networking
6:45   Competition print Entries are due
7:00  Meeting starts – Announcements, SPPA business
7:15   Guest Speaker: James Alberson
8:00 – 8:15  Break – voting for prints
9:00   Speaker ends
9:00 -9:30 Announce print winners and then for those that want to stay – an informal critique.

Do you sometimes feel like you have to be a comic to book jobs?
James Alberson did. He become a standup comic in order to grow his ability to entertain, tell stories, and think on his feet, just to be a better salesman. But now he knows a easier, less confrontational way, and he wants  to share it with us at our March 6 meeting.  Click here for more information about James Alberson.

The monthly competitions will be a little different starting in March, so be sure to read all of the new rules for 2012 here.  Some of the new rules that you need know are…

A digital reference file must be submitted with each print entry at the time of entry.
(You can bring your reference file on flash drive, CD, or email it ahead of time to info@seattleppa.com)

Each category needs to have at least three entries, or that category will be closed.
(This has been one of the unspoken rules for many years, but now it is listed in the rules so there can be no confusion.)

Photo Critiquing!   At the end of each competition, after the winners are announced, a few entries will be critiqued by a panel from the membership at attendance.

 

Remember, participation is not required, but it is highly recommended and desired!  We can grow as an organization with your input, ideas, and participation!

 

Location:  The Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Directions:

From I-5 Northtake exit 165B James St. and on 1st lights take left on Cherry St. On next traffic lights take another left turn to Madison St. Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is on the right hand side.

From I-5 South take exit “Madison St.” Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is a big building on the right hand side.

Free Parking in their lot! Feel free to double park if necessary.

Monthly Print Competition Winners – March 2011

Monthly Print Competition Award Winning Images – March

Monthly Print Competition Winners – March 2010