October 2020 aideM Media Minute

Happy fall. It’s Derek Lau with the October 2020 aideM Media Minute. As you can see, there are some things changing out here. The leaves are changing, I got my fall sweater on and my pumpkin latte, but that’s not all that’s changing. The way people are doing business is changing and the way we’re doing videos is definitely changing.

We’ve done two new types of videos recently that we haven’t really done a lot of in the past. One of those is an FPV drone-style video that we partnered with Nick Lang Media on, for the Power Packs nonprofit organization. The difference between FPV style video and a regular drone video is the pilot actually wears goggles and they fly a smaller drone at a faster speed inside a building, instead of your typical drone shots are outside of a building. The other style video that we did recently that was new for us was a 360 tour video of the High Steel factory out in Greenfield. These types of videos can be watched with a VR headset or they can be watched on your cell phone when you twist the screen around. Check them out. They’re pretty cool and they’re fun and different.

The other new thing that we’ve had an opportunity to do a lot of this year was virtual galas. We work with a lot of nonprofit organizations on their galas in the past and their videos that play up on the screen. This year, with limitations on crowd sizes and things like that, we’ve helped a lot of companies tell their stories with video and help raise money for their nonprofit organizations through virtual galas. There’s a couple of examples of ones that we’ve done for The Denver House and REAL Life Community Services, as well as Tabor, and we have a couple more in the pipeline that we’re working on in the future.

Speaking of nonprofit organizations, Lancaster has the Extraordinary Give coming up in November. We’ve already started working on a couple of videos for nonprofit organizations. If you know a nonprofit organization that is looking to gain volunteers or gain support during the Extra Give, we’d be glad to help them out. Again, that’s some of the new things we’ve been doing at aideM Media. There’s been a lot of changes going on. I hope your business is changing and your business is surviving and doing well. I look forward to seeing you in November. Take care.

August2020AMM

How’s it going? It’s Derek Lau with the August 2020 AideM Media Minute. I hope you’re having an awesome summer. I wanted to start out this video newsletter with some awesome news on how you can win a YouTube advertising package. That’s right. We’re going to be giving away a YouTube advertising package to help your business grow with video and grow with YouTube. So, there’s a button in the description below where you can find out more information. You fill out a survey and you could win a YouTube advertising package to grow your business.

As far as video projects go, there’s been a lot going on with the Black Lives Matter movement, and things like that, so we took it upon ourselves to work on a video project called Giving Black. So what we’re working on with our Giving Black project is African American entrepreneurs. We got two stories coming up. The first one is with Vincent Lewis. He is a determined entrepreneur who’s trying to open his first restaurant in a town of 300 people called Laceyville, Pennsylvania. So check out his story. There’s going to be a part two coming after that one as well.

As far as other video projects go, I want to share a video we’re doing for Reading Area Community College that I was real proud of, it’s about their mechanical and trade programs. So I know there’s a lot of talk about mechanical and trade versus your typical four-year degree. So if you know anybody who’s interested in that, share it with them. It’s an awesome program.



So again, make sure you sign up for our YouTube advertising contest that we’re having. It doesn’t cost anything to enter. Good luck, and I’ll see you in September.

YTADS

Click Here to grow your business with YouTube!

All right, well, it looks like you’re interested in growing your business with video. I promise I’ll keep my shirt on in this video. Whether that makes you happy, sad, or indifferent, you have my word.

A lot of people have been running video ads on Facebook and other formats and stuff like that and television. But there’s a huge opportunity on YouTube, and not a lot of people know how to run video ads properly on YouTube. But we can help you.

YouTube ads are an underused market…

So basically, we’re going to give away a couple of two-month YouTube advertising packages to a couple of different businesses in different industries. We’re going to determine the best candidates by a survey that you can click on below. The survey is going to ask you just a couple of questions. It’s really quick. It’s going to ask you about what kind of marketing you’re doing now and what kind of marketing you want to do in the future and what kind of goals you want to set with marketing.


If you’re selected, we’ll produce you a couple of videos and we will set you up an entire campaign that would generate leads for your business. We’ll even give you a monthly report to see how video is helping your business. So what we’ll provide for free, if you’re selected, is videos for your campaign and a YouTube strategy to generate leads for your business. That could be retargeting and following up with different videos and all different types of techniques that we use that fit different businesses in different industries to get better results.

R.O.I with Video!

The video, the strategy, and the marketing execution is free, but you will have to make an investment on your end. You’ll have to cover the ad spend. So you will be paying Google. We don’t have a money tree, so we can’t just print money and pay for your ad spend. So we’ll do our part for free, but if you are selected, you would have to pay some money to pay for the ads themselves and the placement on the internet. It’s still a really good deal, because we would not be charging you for our services, and we would help you get leads and grow your business with video.

So if you want to get started and you want to take advantage of this opportunity, click on the link below for the survey, fill out the quick survey, and we’ll get back to you to let you know if you won the two-month trial or if there’s any other way we can help you. Now, we’re going to be giving away a couple of these, so if you don’t win at first, don’t be discouraged, because we are going to give this away to a couple of different businesses in different industries.

Again, click the button below. It’s a quick survey, and we look forward to hearing from you and talking to you about video marketing and generating leads with your business on YouTube. Take care.

Click Here to grow your business with YouTube!

TENACITY

To run a business you have to have #TENACITY! You have to build on repeated small wins, that will turn into big wins. Sometimes life will give you lemons, and you have to learn to make lemonade and never give up… keep pushing, and work your way through adversity to come out stronger.

I hope you enjoy our stories of Tenacity!!!! Are there any particular stories that you can share on how you overcame challenges and became tenacious?

Derek Lau
PS – Have you seen our new 2020 DEMO REEL ?

“Tell a better story with VIDEO ! “
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January 2020 aideM Media Minute

How’s it going? It’s Derek Lau with the January 2020 AideM Media Minute. Thank you for subscribing and thank you for tuning in, we’ve go a lot of cool videos for you this month. The one thing I definitely wanted to talk to you about, I touched on a little bit last year, was our company values.

Last year we told you about our first two company values which are Generosity and Passion. The third one is Elevation. Altogether it’s GPETS –Generosity, Passion, Elevation, Tenacity and Shine.

And for Elevation the two things I wanted to show you was one: I’m very excited to share with you our 2020 demo reel. It’s hot off the press. It’s all our best stuff for 2019, so I hope you enjoy it.

The other thing I want to share with you about our company elevating and going to the next level is some of our video marketing capabilities. And one of our best sources for video marketing is YouTube advertising. There’s not a lot of people that do it and we are very, very good at it.

I have another video here where I show some results we’ve had for different markets, from attorneys to car dealerships to real estate agents and insurance companies and mortgage brokers.

And of course, what’s an aideM Media Minute without us showing you some of our favorite work? Recently we wrapped up another commercial for the Rutter’s Dairy and it’s all about chocolate milk. And one of my favorite actresses and family members, Nan Lau, has a cameo in this one too, so I hope you like that.

We’ve just had our first snow of 2020, so just to keep it in season I wanted to share with you a video that we did last year. We got some aerial drone footage of last year’s last snow. So I hope you enjoy that and I hope you’re enjoying the snow.

Again, thank you so much for subscribing and reading this Aidem Media Minute. If you know somebody that would enjoy these videos, please share this with them and share it on your social media. I’ll see you February — have a great 2020! 

August 2019 aideM Media Minute

How’s it going? It’s Derek Lau with the August 2019 aideM Media Minute.

I hope you’re doing well, hope you’re staying cool with all these heatwaves we’ve been having this summer. I hope you got to take some vacations, hope you got to take a couple trips, travel a little bit, but most of all, just hope you’re enjoying your summer.

Maybe you got to see a baseball game or taking your kids to some traveling tournaments or something like that. Speaking of baseball games, one of the videos I wanted to share with you this month was one that we did for the Lancaster Barnstormers, for the whole Rock the L campaign. If you want to check that video out, you can check it below.

And of course one of my other favorite parts of summer is getting farm fresh vegetables, Lancaster County produce, things like that. So another video that I really had a fun time making and I’m really proud of, was one we partnered on with Stetler Dodge. It’s kind of a spoof, kind of a little parody-style video, where we’re having a little fun poking at your artisan maker-style videos and also letting people know how much they care about their customers with their farm fresh video. So check that one out, too. I hope you like it.

And as we roll into August, or what some people call the dog days of summer, I wanted to share with you another commercial that we did with our friends at Rutter’s, that we got to work with some furry friends and some new type of talent. So check out the Summer of Freedom commercial that we did, and the Dog Days of Summer spot that we did with the Rutter’s farm stores and convenience stores. It’s a really fun spot, and we had a lot of good time making it.

And even though it’s hot, hot, hot, I wanted to give a little throwback to a video that will remind you of some cooler days. It wasn’t too long ago. It was the last snowstorm that we had of 2019. We got some really fun drone footage, some really interesting looking drone footage in the middle of the snowfall, and things like that. We got some woods. We got some Lancaster County scenery and Lancaster County businesses. So if you want to think cool thoughts and cool off a little bit, check out our winter snow drone footage.

And as I enjoy my time here on the beach in beautiful, sunny South Carolina at Myrtle Beach, I just wanted to let you know I’m thankful for everyone who subscribes to this email newsletter, and our YouTube channel, and things like that. So I wanted to ask you to do one thing for me, if you don’t mind. If you know somebody that might be interested in this email newsletter, forward this email to them and ask them to sign up for it, or if you’re watching this video on YouTube, just hit that subscribe button down below and subscribe to our channel, and we’ll keep you updated with what other video projects we’re working on and what other things we’re doing with video marketing to help companies grow their business with video. Over and out, I’ll catch you in September.
Derek Lau, aideM Media Minute.

2019 AMVAs !!!

The 2019 aideM Media Video Awards are coming back to the North Museum on May 2nd, 2019! Stay tuned for info on how to vote for your favorite video.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE VIDEOS BELOW!

MARCH 2019 aideM Media Minute

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! 

We have some great news to share with you this month, from a NEW DEMO REEL, to wha we are PASSIONATE about, the announcement of our AMVAS and a cool new project did with some old friends from film school.

AIDEM MEDIA VIDEO AWARDS 2019
It is that time of year again to celebrate!!! Come enjoy some food, drinks, networking and great entertainment. We always make sure everyone has a good time at the AMVA’S! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite COMMERCIAL, NON PROFIT, and WEB VIDEO!!!

PASSION:
Check out the video about our company values – this month we are covering our #PASSION. Find out what drives the team at aideM Media to make great videos!


2019 DEMO REEL
Peep the steezo on the latest cut of our hottest work from 2018. You might want to watch this one more than once!!! IT IS FIRE 🙂 Super proud of the aideM Crew on all we have made last year!!!
THISJUSN & WANMORE “MORE THAN A CRUSH”
We had the opportunity to partner up with an old friend from film school in Philadelphia. We helped Miz & Fats (Movies in Motion) shoot a music video for THISJUSN
and WANMORE (Wanya Morris of BOYZIIMEN’s children). For all you 80s babies – this was a fresh remix on the LL COOL J and BOYS II MEN hit “HEY LOVER”

Our Passion – aideM Media Company Value #2 – G.P.E.T.S.

They say “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life”, and we can say that has some truth to it! At aideM Media, we love making videos!!! We still work hard though, and will always do our best to make you an awesome video! Please take a few minutes to learn about our passions and how we came to be video content creators!!!

This video is part two of five in a series of videos on our company values. Generosity, Passion, Elevation, Tenacity and Shine or G.P.E.T.S. is what drives us.

You can check out our video we produced last month on our first company value “Generosity” here:

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GENEROSITY IN LANCASTER


2020 GENEROSITY UPDATE! Let’s HELP SMALL BIZ IN LANCASTER!

UPDATE: Last year we worked on some internal videos for our company values (G.P.E.T.S.) Generosity, Passion, Elevation, Tenacity and Shine. (THE GENEROSITY VIDEO IS BELOW)

With all that is going on currently, we wanted to bring some good news and cheer by helping some local businesses. We are having a contest Friday on Facebook and this blog page…. Derek Lau from aideM Media Solutions will be going live on his Facebook page :
https://www.facebook.com/derauslau

To participate in the contest:
1) Check this blog post every few minutes www.aidemsolutions.com/generosity
2) We will post a Lancaster Restaurant below here 👇
3) Go back to the live video feed and comment (
https://www.facebook.com/derauslau ) the new business we post on here. The first person to comment the new business (changing every 10 minutes) will win a gift card to that restaurant. It’s that simple!

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST TO HELP OUR LANCASTER BUSINESSES! STAY STRONG, HUMBLE AND KIND EVERYONE – WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER! 💙

THE CURRENT LANCASTER RESTAURANT IS:

PORCH AND PANTRY

ORIGINAL GENEROSITY POST FROM 2019

There are a lot of good deeds happening in this town!!! Here are a few to inspire you or someone you know.

Lancaster PA is lucky enough to have one of the highest amount of non-profit organizations per capita, donate the most per capita income and it shows. We have been inspired by events like the Extraordinary Give, where year after year we have broken records and raised millions for our community. A lot of our clients give back with their time and money, we have taken notes and given our best to chip in and help out as well. We aren’t a huge company that can just write a check, so the way we give back is through videos that help non-profits attract volunteers and collect donations. Hopefully this video will warm your heart and inspire you or someone you share it with to give back as well!

Here is one more in depth testimonial from Joell Ketcham, who organizes the local “Night To Shine” in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation. We really appreciate her coming into the studio to share her message of hope and inspiration for those with special needs in our community.
If you want to see an individual example of a video we created for one of the awesome non-profits we partnered with, here is a great example! We had a lot of fun working with Joell, Lancaster Night To Shine and the Tim Tebow foundation on this project!!!

Thanks again for checking out our Video Newsletter! If you know someone who needs more information on video – feel free to share, we will be glad to see if we can help them out!!! We will see you soon with our next company value – Passion just in time for Vday 🙂 Thanks! The aideM Media Crew