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Shop Local Press Release from the Newton-Needham Chamber

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Hey Robert here.

Here's the information we've all been waiting for from the Newton Needham Chamber.  Woo Hoo!!!

Chamber launches ‘Shop Local  Needham’ campaign

As part of a continuing effort dedicated to promote local commerce, the Newton-Needham Chamber is releasing a series of videos extolling the benefits of shopping, dining and banking in Needham.

One new video will be released each Thursday in May, as part of national Small Business Month, and will continue into early June.

“The Chamber was especially interested in launching this campaign this spring following a historically harsh winter that was especially challenging for so many of our independently-owned shops and restaurants,” said Greg Reibman, president of the Newton-Needham Chamber. 

Each video, produced locally by Sha La La La Productions, features a Needham-based business person discussing the virtues of  supporting local businesses and what makes downtown Needham special.  

Featured in the videos are Diane Huang from Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro, Brenda & Maggie Stark from the Closet Exchange, Jeff Morin from Needham Center Fine Wines, Steve Waller from the Centre Café and Eric Morse from Needham Bank.      

“Local businesses are essential to a community’s vibrancy and very identity,” Reibman said. “They generate revenue for our schools, our police, our fire department and our roads. They create jobs for our friends, our neighbors and our kids. They encourage entrepreneurship and they save us gas, reducing our carbon footprint.”

 “We were extremely honored to be able to participate in the Chamber’s Shop Local Needham campaign and to work with these local merchants,” said Robert Lee, executive producer & owner of Sha La La La Productions. “I hope everybody enjoys the videos and is motivated to support our local businesses.”  

The videos will be posted on the Chamber’s website (www.nnchamber.com) and Facebook page as well as on Discover Needham (www.discover.needham.com), YouTube and other sites.        


Just to add that in addition to the sites listed above, we'll also have copies of the video on our YouTube and Vimeo page as well. !!!  

Stay Classy and Shop Local

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Hey guys, Robert here.

To say it's been crazy for the Sha La La La Productions gang is putting it mildly. While I'm taking a breather from all the paperwork, I thought I share with you what we're been working on the past few weeks. The Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce's president Greg Reibman, has been leading the initiative to urge members and others to support their local communities by shopping in local businesses. We truly believe that local businesses is what keeps the community thriving and vibrant with life. Without it.. well I just shudder at the thought of that..

When Greg asked us if we were interested to film a series of videos to promote the "Shop Local" campaign, we jumped at the chance. (Ok, First we did a happy dance then we jumped at the chance) We had a blast filming members speaking about the importance of shopping local. Right now we're in Post Production, and thought we share some images for everyone.

In the meantime, stay classy San Diego.  (Sorry, I have the movie Anchorman playing in the background). Let try this again.

In the meantime, stay tune as we'll announce here,  Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin as when and where the videos will be posted.

Till then, Stay Classy and Shop Local

Robert




A discussion about SHOP LOCAL with Diane Huang of Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro     

A discussion about SHOP LOCAL with Eric Morse of Needham Bank

A discussion about SHOP LOCAL with Jeff Morin of Needham Center Fine Wine             

A discussion about SHOP LOCAL with Steve Waller of Centre Cafe
A discussion about SHOP LOCAL with Brenda & Maggie Stark of The Closet Exchange

A video marketing suggestion to all businesses, always be testing.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Yes I said suggestion, because it's not really a tip. It's not an exclusive, top secret message I'm offering to businesses that are just getting their feet wet with videos. It's inclusive that all should really consider practicing in keeping up with the times, which is why it's a suggestion. (Hence the change of title "Sha La La La Productions Suggestion for today", than "Sha La La La Productions Tip for today") 
 
Always be testing. 

It's an old marketing practice that applies to all forms of marketing: direct marketing, direct mail, e-mail and yes videos. Always be testing. It's the only way to identify what elements in your video that really connects with your target market. Now what you test, is up to you, and that's where you can rely on your experience and knowledge in your field to determine these elements. 

If you like to share what types of things you test in your video, we'd love to hear it. It's the kind of information we like to geek out on. 
If you don't have any to share but need some suggestions or guidance, just let us know, we'd love to help. :) 

Robert