Top 5 Reasons To Buy Local
- Enrich the community economy.
Each time money is spent at a locally-owned business, the tax stays in Winnebago County to support local resources such as schools, parks, police and fire...and much more.
- Keep Winnebago County original.
We ensure that unique, one-of-a-kind businesses survive.
- Provide more jobs.
All together, locally owned independent businesses are our largest employer.
- Ensure a solid foundation for local nonprofit organizations who serve us.
Locally owned businesses give more.
- Create good places to work:
We want work life to reflect home town friendliness and familiarity. Treating our employees well is part of our community commitment.
Digital Ninjas Media, Inc.
Commercial Scripting: We have an author and a film script & comedy writer on staff. We know how to ask the correct leading questions, listen to your ideas, divine your target market(s), and then write the sort of commercial we know you’ll be proud to call your own. And if your commercial relies on humor, then you’re in the best hands possible.
Commercial Production: Once the commercial is written (by us, or a third party) we have all of the state-of-the art, cutting-edge equipment needed to produce it from start to finish in 720p or 1080p HD quality and with superior sound and lighting. We even have a digital effects expert on staff to take the cinematic values to further heights, adding interest and special effects. And let’s not forget our Director – with two feature-length films to his credit and a third on the way in the near-term.
Commercial Placement: The commercial is done! Now what? Not to worry! Our staff are happy to take your direction – and budget – and assist you in placing the commercial on local television. We’re here to help!
Webmercials: Want to reach your audience, but can’t afford the high costs of commercial placement via conventional media? Not to worry! With the advent of the Internet, you now have options never before available. We can create a fully-functional commercial (that you will still have, somewhere down the road when finances aren’t so tough) that you can feature on your web site! Not enough exposure? Don’t forget about viral media outlets like YouTube!
Social Media Setup: Are you one of those folks who can’t understand how a seven year old can code in C++, when you can barely email your cousin Myrtle? We can assist you in setting up pages/accounts on FaceBook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg, FourSquare, Pinterest, Polyvore, and just about any other social media outlet out there. But we don’t stop there! We offer ‘aftercare’ in the form of clear, and concise, written instructions to assist you in updating and utilizing the services we enact on your behalf. If you like, we can even tend the site at your direction over the short or long term.
Internet Listings: Tired of being number 7,555,221 on sites like Google, Yahoo! & Bing? We offer services to make certain that you’re not only listed there, but also on more than a dozen free listing sites across the United States. And, while it may not boost your number significantly, it will exponentially increase your exposure.
Trade Show Videos: You’ve spent the money for a booth. You’ve sent your representative to operate it. You’re hoping that your product or service will somehow set itself apart from the potential myriad others in attendance. Now what? Trade show videos could be the solution that puts you over the top. The benefits are numerous:
º It essentially affords your booth a second ‘voice’, in the event that your representative is otherwise engaged with a potential client or buyer.
º If it’s done well, it draws in individuals who might otherwise simply pass by, not knowing how amazing your product or service really is.
º It shows that you believe enough in your product or service to go the extra mile by producing something special to flaunt its benefits to the world at large.
º It can be used ‘after the show’ as a video marketing tool to potential clients/buyers.
º It can be placed on your web site for ‘on demand’ viewing by visitors, who are potential clients/buyers, at their leisure. The possibilities are myriad, and are limited only by your creativity.
Corporate Videos: Do you want something more than a business card to present to a potential client? Who wouldn’t! Corporate videos offer your business the opportunity to market both at home and abroad. You can use the video as a long-distance marketing tool, or as a precursor of what is to come when a potential client visits your facility in person. You could even use it as a static marketing tool on your web site, for individuals to view at their leisure. Want to introduce your organization to new or potential employees? Corporate Videos are a great solution for this as well! It offers a homongenized introduction for all newcomers, without the hassle of hoping that a human being gets all of the bases covered succinctly. The possibilities are endless, and are limited only by your creativity.
Promotional Videos: Business cards, line cards, rate sheets, web sites – they’re all important tools used to showcase your business offerings to potential clients in a meaningful and useful way. But what if there was something more? What if there were something that would truly set you far apart from your competition? Well – there is! Providing a promotional video as a part of your markting arsenal is certain to not only set you apart from your competition, but also engage the potential client on an entirely new level. Imagine the possibilities:
º Sending potential clients a DVD mailing
º Adding the DVD to your sales promotion packet
º Offering access to the promotional video via your web site
º Offering your promotional video on YouTube
º Using your video at trade shows to boost visibility
º More things we haven’t even thought of yet!
Training Videos: So often in this day and age, we wish we knew how to do something. And when we attempt to learn it, it becomes clear that reading about it is all well and good, but seeing it done, or following along, would be a much better solution. This is where training videos become a Godsend. Want to showcase your product or service in action? Want to produce a how-to video for the web? For new employees in training? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions – or came up with your own idea – then we’re here to assist you! We can provide professional equipment, editing, and expertise to get the job done right, and make training a far less painful experience than it otherwise might be. And that’s good for everyone!
Web Videos / Serialized Videos: Want to be the star of your own series? We’re here to make it happen! We would be happy to shoot & produce your web video, or web video series. And because we admire the entire notion so much, we would even be willing to do so at a greatly reduced rate, depending on the circumstances. Think you can’t afford to be the star of the show? Let us help you make an informed decision – to be certain that you’re not incorrect!
Music Videos: You’ve got the instruments, you’ve got the songs, and you’ve got the talent. You do what you’re good at – and let us do what we’re good at. Let us take your music to a whole new level! From single camera filming, to multiple camera, complex shots, with full digital editing and effects. Whatever you choose – we’re there to make it happen!
Digital Effects: No matter how great a recording might be, it can always be taken to new heights with the addition of digital effects. And we’re here to make sure that your existing video is treated with the care and respect it deserves. Whether it’s wedding videos, home movies, sports films, or anything else, we can add any and all digital effects that you wish to make it something truly special and extraordinary.
Graphic Design: We offer full service graphic design on any project. We’d take the time to list what we mean, but we pretty much mean ANY project that has graphics and text. Let us serve your graphic design needs with our expertise and high-end software. You won’t be disappointed! Static & Print Media Graphics Need to place an ad in the newspaper? On a billboard? A flyer? A pamphlet? Anything else we haven’t specifically mentioned? Why trust just anyone to create a stunning visual image that will represent you and your business? Let our highly-trained and experienced Graphic Designer take your project to the top of the craft. You’ll certainly stand out, and be proud of the image we assist you in putting forth for you and your business.
Aftermarket Digital Effects & Enhancement: Already have a video shot, but need to add something extra? No problem! We can accept any digital media and add to it whatever you like. Editing, special effects, titles, credits, wipes and more! Let us turn your video into something truly memorable!
Logo Design: You’ve got the business all set to go. Or maybe it’s already in place, but needs a new look for its adoring fans. No problem! We can custom design an eye-catching logo for you – using anything from your vision sketched hastily on a napkin and a vague desription, to a specific, succinct idea waiting to find its way into physical form. Our Digital Media expert is ready to serve you, and create his next masterwork – just for you!
Web Site Enhancement: Your web site is up and running. It’s working phenomenally, except… well, there’s just that one little thing missing. And perhaps your original Web Site Design or authoring service isn’t around anymore. Or maybe they don’t do ‘the little’ stuff. Or maybe Uncle Bernie helped you set it up, but didn’t like those socks you bought for him last Christmas. In any case, we’re here to help you add ‘that little something’ that’s missing. And we are stil in business, don’t mind the size of the job in the slightest, and appreciate all socks equally. Just in case you were concerned. Web Site Design Need a website, but have no idea where to begin? We can help! Building a web site can be as simple or complex as you choose. From writing a simple ‘shingle’ site to get your name out there, to writing a full-blown, drill-down, functional masterwork with RSS feeds and video, we’re on your side. Basic sites work for most businesses, and are a cost-effective way for you to promote your product or service, and reach more potential clients in the comfort of their own home or office. And they are relatively simple and budget-conscious to produce. Then, there’s the other end of the spectrum. Be forewarned that writing a truly amazing web site with high-levels of depth and breadth takes time and experience. It’s a complex endeavor that provides rich rewards when done correctly, but require hours of planning and interaction to achieve. We don’t mind spending the time with you, so long as you can tolerate all the questions we’ll need to ask!
Web Site Hosting: Want us to host your web site? No problem! We can setup and implement it on our secure, Linux-based, off-site server farm. Need email as well? We can provide that through your new site! The only current exceptions to our hosting are high-video content sites. Currently, we’re not set up to provide space for those types of sites, but would be happy to help you find a host. For 99% of the others, we’re at your service! Let us be your Internet IT department!
Web Site Punch-Up: Already have a web site? Great! Was it amazing during the first Clinton administration? That’s… not so great. Don’t worry – we can help! Our web site punch-up service takes your existing site, and brings it into the new millennium. We can do as much or as little as you like – the choices are all yours. And we’re here to assist you in making and implementing them. So what are you waiting for? It’s an hourly service, and we’re at your disposal!
Web Site Placement: You have a web site all ready to go… but go where? Depending upon the content, we can assist you in finding a good home for it – locally, or otherwise. The benefit? Once it’s in place, we will provide you with specific instructions on how to access your data at your discretion. And, if necessary, we can even install software on your computer to do so!
Wedding Videos: It is the most memorable and special day in your entire life. Why not capture it professionally, to forever retain and preserve the memories of this singular moment. We have an expert Wedding Videographer on staff ready to serve your needs on your special day. Seriously – that’s all he does. And we offer multiple cameras, for multiple static angles, as well as an active camera for candids, close-ups, and fluid filming of the event as it happens. And the service doesn’t have to stop there! We can professionally edit the results, add digital effects, credits, and anything else that you might desire. Need copies? We can provide those, too. The level of service – simple to complex – is all up to you!
Wedding Video Editing & Customization: No matter how great a recording might be, it can always be taken to new heights with the addition of digital effects or digital editing, and we’re here to make sure that your existing video is treated with the care and respect it deserves. We can add any and all digital effects you wish to make it something truly special and extraordinary.
Conventional Play Filming: Your Theater group has practiced for months. The costumes have been fitted. The set is perfectly decorated, and the lighting is now down to a science. Let the play begin! But what happens when the final curtain call is through, and the house lights go down on the production a final time? All you have left are the fond memories. It doesn’t have to be that way! Let one of our Cinematographers film your production, for posterity, if nothing else. Want more? We can offer as many camera angles as you wish. We can also offer professional editing and post-prooduction. Even digital effects, titles and credits – the sky is the limit! Need copies for all the cast members? We can either provide a master for you to do with what you will, or run off as many copies as you desire. The level of service – simple to complex – is all up to you!
School Play Filming: “Kids grow up so fast!” Hey – we hear you! So why not capture – in high-definition – little Billy’s shining moment as the Frog Prince, or little Sally’s charming performance as The Tube of Toothpaste? Sure – you could go out and buy a fancy camera, and spend the entire time fighting with the autofocus (and what’s a LoBatt?) Or, you could have one of our staff Videographers capture the entire event for you, while you sit comfortably in your seat, drinking watered down punch. The choice is yours! (We know you’ll make the right decision.)
Concert Filming: Whether you are a solo act who rocks harder than granite, or an entire Orchestra whose appreciation for the likes of Gershwin and Schubert run to your very core, our experienced Videographers are ready to make a permanent record of your musical event! Need copies? We can either provide a master for you to do with what you will, or we can run off as many copies as you desire. The level of service – simple to complex – is all up to you!
Virtual Assistant Services: Are you a small business owner who can’t afford an assistant? Are you in need of someone who types 96wpm, in lieu of your hunt and peck skills? We have just what you need! We offer Virtual Assistant services to all of our clients, regardless of their needs. If it involves a computer, we can probably help. And not only do you save time and energy, you also save on benefits and extras (read – taxes) by using our services for as much or as little time as you require. And – for the record – our VA Services Consultant has been certified at a ‘Master’ level in Word, Excel & PowerPoint, is a licensed and bonded notary, and has been clocked at 96wpm. We know – we’re amazed too! Transcription (Including Medical) Our staff Transcriber is experienced with DictaPhone, Digital Media, and Transcriber technologies. She’s also been clocked at 96wpm, and has completed Dean Vaughn’s Medical Terminology. Having worked in numerous law offices in high-level capacities, discretion is a foregone conclusion. You can feel confident in placing your trust in our services – we won’t disappoint!
Disc Jockey Services: Your special event is all planned. Now you just need the right music to set the mood and tone. Not to worry! Our Disc Jockey comes with all of his own equipment, songs, and software. Want Karaoke too? Done and done! Too often in this day and age DJ’s can be aloof and unapproachable. Not so with ours! Our staff DJ is a charming and approachable young man with manners to match. His sense of humor and well-spoken demeanor will make him an outstanding asset to your next event! Concerned about cost? Our DJ has proven time and time again to be competetive on cost, and should you find a lower price (and we don’t think you will), we’re always happy to consider matching it. We want your business!
Licensed & Bonded Notary: Need a notary? We’ve got a licensed and bonded notary in the State of Illinois on full-time staff. Press Release Creation Want to create free media opportunities? A compelling, and properly formatted, press release (while not a guarantee for publication) is a great way to make that happen! And we can help you craft a press release for your business, service, or event that has the very best chances of being picked up! And if it doesn’t? Who says you can’t keep submitting it quarterly? We sure don’t! We can also assist you with the submission process. If publication occurs, the return on investment is always worth it.
Résumé Creation / Modification: Résumés are tough to create. Think they’re not? Then you’re probably doing it wrong. A good résumé is, oftentimes, the first and last window of opportunity for you to gain the employment you desire – and deserve. So make it count! Heath and Wanda Alberts are both very experienced résumé creators – and as professionals in their fields, have also seen hundreds and hundreds of bad ones when hiring staff at companies they’ve worked for. A good résumé can take them upwards of two hours to craft to perfection. “Really? Why?” you might ask. The answer might surprise you: Because they know what verbiage to use, what words are the ‘perfect fit’, what points are important, and which can be discarded. Further, they can create ‘modified’ variants so that you can potentially apply for jobs in differing sectors. We call it ‘targeted’ self-marketing. You’ll call it amazing – who knew you could look so good on paper?
Buying Local: We find that buying local keeps one better in touch with the source of the product or service. It allows a more intimate and interactive purchasing experience that, we feel, is critical when purchasing complex, high-dollar, or long-term products.
History: Digital Ninjas Media, Inc. was formally created in the third quarter of 2011. Throughout the years leading up to the creation of the formal business, all individuals involved in the venture had pursued individual ventures and, we felt, that we would all be better served by aggregating our abilities under one banner, in an effort to offer a more complete, robust, and singular source for what we, as individuals, were producing.