It is the time of the year where we take a moment to review the events of the ending year and plan for the upcoming one. I do of course the same for teccrab inc. and would like to use this post to give you a little inside or behind the sense if you want.
In 2013 we manly tried to concentrate on building a solid foundation, to plan ahead and to continue growing. We partnered with incredible talented individuals as well as fantastic organizations around the world. Those partnerships helped us not just to increase the quality of our core business but also providing high class services in areas related to ours. From Hosting to Web Design, from Online Marketing to Public Relations Services to Video Productions and even Event Management, we are able to provide services that can help a business to promote themselves.
In June we opened our consultation location and moved into a part of the office space from INTERNeX. This new location allows us to offer seminars and can function as a studio for video production. It is easy accessible for our clients and has enough room to secure a healthy growth of teccrab inc.
We were very excited to support last year some fantastic app developers who created interesting applications and hope to continue working with them in the future. One of those applications is MyPoi, we posted about this interesting app a couple weeks ago.
We also helped new clients such as Craig to establish and to grow an online community and to promote his Blog as well as his related hairstyle business. If you would like to learn more about him please read the following article:
But also clients we started working with in 2012, where teccrab inc. was founded, continued trusting our services and can report a healthy growth. We are of course talking about MarioFit.ca and would like to mention our related Blogpost:
One of our closest partners is of course INTERNeX International Exchange Ltd. In 2013 we produced for and with them many interesting videos for their clients. This project was driven by the PR interns of INTERNeX and our role was mainly production and post production support. The PR interns picked the locations for the INTERNeX Explorer and wrote their own scripts. We filmed them in different locations and provided the footage back to the interns who did the editing in most cases. The video was uploaded to YouTube almost every week. Unfortunately, because of changes in the PR team as well as technical problems, we couldn’t continue producing those videos, but plan to do it again in 2014.
If you like to see some of those videos please check one of the episodes here:
But the HiGHLIGHTS of the week and the INTERNeX Explorer are of course not the only projects planed for 2014. We have plans to offer seminars for small businesses as well as individuals who would like to learn more about the benefits and also risks of social media platforms.
A social media management package designed for small businesses and startups is another project on our list. Our plan is to include in this deal a lot of services to get a small business started as well as support to manage and build an audience. We will also make changes in out team, would like to get new people on board to increase our productivity and to secure our known quality. A career page will be available on our website shortly.
We would like to thank everyone who trusted us with their business, everyone who partnered with us and everyone who is considering using our service in the future. We hope you all can look back on 2013 and can at least say to yourself that the experience you gained will help you in the future. For 2014 we wish everyone a fantastic start and look forward to continue or start working with you.
One of our fantastic clients is Craig, who is updating his Blog tangledthoughts.ca frequently. Craig is a first class hairstylists located in Vancouver Downtown and his Blog is not just about Hair.
Since April 2013 we are working together with Craig and our goal was to establish a Blog that would be informative and fun. Thanks to Craig’s excellent writing skills and his fantastic sense of humour his Blog became step by step more successful and popular.
The first steps for a new Blog as well as new Facebook Page are always a bit difficult. You start with a blank page, nobody is following your updates and we often get the question if it is worse putting so much time and effort into it. We always answer that question by referring to other clients who had the same problems when they started using social media.
In our experience the first 100 fans are always the hardest.
Craig is at the moment at 87 fans, only 13 more to go and he has his 100 fans on Facebook. Important to mention is that we managed to reach this goal with a very low budget in just a few month. Craig is using one of our smallest packages, which includes frequent meetings and tips to improve his overall online visibility.
Craig is in our opinion an excellent example for a small business owner who is successfully using Social Media to improve his online visibility without spending a lot of money and we are very happy to support Craig and have him as a client.
We started in May a new video project with INTERNeX. A show for their candidates to inform about upcoming trips, events and pub nights. We as well included in each video a short INTERNeX EXPLOReR where we introduce different locations in Vancouver.
Usually each episode is about 3 minutes long, but for episode 7 we went to see another of our clients, Craig from tangledthoughts.ca, where one of INTERNeX PR interns received a special treat. Craig is one of the best Hairdresser in Vancouver and you can usually find him in THE salon beauty bar on 505 Thurlow Street.
We needed for the production and postproduction of that video about 3 days. Little fun fact, while filming in THE salon beauty bar, another film crew closed the Thurlow Street in front of the salon to shoot a scene for the upcoming Godzilla movie. I admit it was very cool to produce a video right next to the big boys.
We also would like to mention that we had to change the format in episode 7 a little. The reason is because Clara, one of INTERNeX PR interns, is usually editing the videos. But for episode 7 we had to do the entire postproduction ourselves. Unfortunately we forgot to copy the intro and music Clara used for her videos and had therefore to improvise.
We hope you will enjoy the video and look forward to your comments.