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Photo Shoot at Philly Style Steaks #HRVA @JASEgroup

Fun times at an @JASEgroup client photo shoot at Philly Style Steaks & Subs in Norfolk. Stop by.

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I look forward to coffee with you this week. Weekly Recap from The JASE Studio, May 18-24

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a fun, safe and relaxing Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. I’ll be short and sweet, just like our short work week, with the recap today as I’m sure you’re all as busy as we are catching up.

Be sure to tweet me here and let me know about your weekend. I’d love to hear from you.

Oh, and by the way, we have a new small business marketing package that’s perfect (and affordable!) for your small business. Just ask.

Monday, May 18th

  • Our creative team delivered architecture sitemaps for website redesigns to three of our clients: First Choice Nurses of Virginia Beach and Richmond, Iggles Cheesesteaks & Burgers of Virginia Beach, and Janney Insurance Agency of Yorktown and Chesapeake.
  • Cameron, Alvin and I held a marketing materials photo shoot at The Dirty Buffalo in Norfolk. We had a blast with Russ, Stephanie and their staff at the restaurant.

Tuesday, May 19th

  • Walt delivered final art for the siteplan and exhibit board for a new Dragas Companies condominium community in the Western Branch section of Chesapeake.
  • Cameron worked on more content marketing items for Janney Insurance Agency, Mark Pressed4Time of Hampton, and Gordy EyeCare of Phenix City (AL). Good stuff–so important for today’s SEO.
  • We published a new social article, Newspaper, Blog & Facebook Advertising for Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn Shop (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?newspaper-blog-facebook-advertising-for-nathans-lynnhaven-pawn-shop) showcasing a bit of our creative advertising work. Did you check it out?

Wednesday, May 20th

Thursday, May 21st

  • Our sys admin guys worked on server configurations, JASE CMS, and JASE Office Apps installation for the new Philly Style Steaks & Subs of Norfolk restaurant website.
  • Our development team began the website development process for Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent restaurant. Oh man, it’s looking amazing.
  • Cameron worked a while with Jamie at Gordy EyeCare on a bit of website maintenance. Dr. Gordy’s practice has brought on new staff and we are working with them to feature the new members on their website.

Friday, May 22nd

  • I met with Russ at The Dirty Buffalo restaurant to talk through new photos from this week’s photo shoot. They look spectacular.
  • Our development team began the website development process for The Dirty Buffalo restaurant. Busy, busy, busy with new websites. Love it. Are we working on your new website yet?
  • Cameron and Denise continued their amazing work on Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn Shop’s June ad campaign. Looking good!
  • We published a new social article, Mozilla Firefox iOS App Nearing Release (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?mozilla-firefox-ios-app-nearing-release-date). Very interesting. Check it out when you get a sec.
  • My buddy, Frank, stopped by the studio to chat for a bit. It’s holiday weekend time so he was in a t-shirt and flip-flops ready for some sunshine.
  • Nicole and I did happy hour with Christie & Jon on the rooftop deck at Supper Southern Morsels in Norfolk. Fun
  • Later we slid over to Bardo Edibles & Elixirs in Ghent for dinner. We got to see our long-time friend, Whitney, who is the manager at Bardo.

Saturday, May 23rd

  • Saturday brought on a little yardwork and then enjoying the firepit with our friends Laura & Frank, Christie & Jon, and Ana & Brandon. So much fun.

Sunday, May 24th

  • On Sunday we had a cookout and pool party, although the pool was a bit chilly, at Laura & Frank’s home with tons of friends in attendance. Nicole and I are definitely blessed to have so many wonderful, Christian friends in our lives. We do not take that for granted.

Be sure to stop by the studio for coffee this week. I’d like to see you.

Keep your chin up, your eyes bright, and your ears open–you never know when a juicy bit of knowledge will come flying at you.

Your friend in Christ,
-kp.

Coffee with the CEO

Tuesday @JASEgroup Photo Shoot @LaBella_InGhent

Fun photo shoot with cool client and fabulous food.

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What @JASEgroup Brings To The Table

“Unleash [advertising] creativity instead of dollars.” -Jack Welch. THAT’S what JASE brings to the table for your business!

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Three Rules for Business Success from Mark Cuban

1. Sales Cures All

This one is simple, Cuban said. “There has never been a business that succeeded without sales.” Entrepreneurs often think they need a business plan or the infrastructure to support a growing company, but really, they don’t. They need sales. So get out there and sell.

2. Don’t Ask for Help

Given all the conversation about the importance of finding a mentor and learning from others, it was surprising to hear Cuban tell entrepreneurs not to ask for help. And it was clear that he regarded those who wanted him to be their mentor as, basically, whiners. “Dude, get off your fucking ass and get to work,” he said. “Figure the shit out. … Part of what’s going on in school is everyone is saying, ‘Will you help me?’ Help yourself.” When asked if he had had a mentor, Cuban didn’t hesitate before answering no.

That being said, Cuban made it clear that once he invests in a company, he does offer a lot of help. He said he had hired 15 people to work with his companies to get them up to speed and fill in the gaps in founders’ knowledge.

3. Be Prepared

Being prepared is the best way to reduce risk, Cuban said. Everyone thinks entrepreneurship is risky, but he doesn’t take risks himself. “When you walk into a room, if you don’t know more about your industry, your customer, your business, than anyone else in the world,” he said, “someone like me is going to come in and kick your ass.”

Read the full article on Inc.com here.

Dinner @TheDirtyBuffalo

Finally, dinner after the photo shoot. Yum!

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Do we have an appointment this week? Weekly Recap from The JASE Studio, May 11-17

Sorry I’m so late getting the update out this morning. We have an evening photo shoot with a client today so I’m a little behind getting started. Our weekend: our granddaughter Jeri stayed with us for part of the weekend. She’s always a hoot! We hit the Greek Festival on Saturday afternoon and then on Sunday I was able to almost catch up on #MadMen on the DVR. Did you watch the Mad Men series?

How was your weekend? Tweet me here and let me know. I love hearing from you guys each week.

Monday, May 11th

  • Cameron continued his very effective content marketing work for Janney Insurance Agency in Yorktown and Chesapeake, Gordy EyeCare in Phenix City, and also for Mark Pressed4Time in Hampton.
  • I met with our photography partner, Alvin of A.Tatum Photography, and Cameron in Hampton on Monday to discuss an upcoming shoot for The Dirty Buffalo restaurant. We have several photo sessions coming up in the next few weeks so we’ll be seeing Alvin regularly for a while.
  • Denise and Cameron delivered the first draft of new ad concepts for Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn Shop in Virginia Beach.
  • Our sys admin guys worked on server configurations, JASE CMS, and JASE Office Apps installation for the new Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent restaurant website.

Tuesday, May 12th

  • Our creative team was very busy this week working on architectural sitemaps for the Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent, First Choice NursesIggles Cheesesteaks & Burgers, Janney Insurance Agency, Philly Style Steaks & Subs, and The Dirty Buffalo website redesigns.
  • David held a software development project status update conference call with Mark of TRL, Inc. in Covesville.

Wednesday, May 13th

  • Cameron worked on more content marketing items for Janney Insurance Agency.

Thursday, May 14th

  • Our developers worked with Karla at Hampton Mental Health Associates to update their website’s downloadable patient documents.
  • We launched a new social article, Wanna See Some Really (No, Really!) Cool Facebook Ads? (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?really-cool-facebook-ads) showing off some of our recent creative work. Have you taken a look at JASEGALLERY.COM lately?
  • We received draft approval on business card designs from Peyton at First Choice Nurses in Virginia Beach & Richmond. Denise has done really nice work on this rebranding project.
  • Cameron and I met with Andrea & Marti at Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent to talk through their upcoming photo shoot.
  • Nicole and I went back to have dinner Thursday evening at Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent. Oh my gosh–so good!
  • Walt delivered draft art of a site plan and exhibit board for a new Dragas Companies condominium community in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake.
  • Both Philly Style Steaks & Subs and The Dirty Buffalo signed off on the sitemap diagrams for their respective website redesigns. Movin’ forward . . .

Friday, May 15th

  • We launched a new social article, Bing Highlights Mobile-friendly Search Results (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?bing-highlights-mobile-friendly-websites-in-search-results). Yep, we keep up with all things SEO. You can rely on us to be your experts.
  • We received final sign-off on the sitemap diagram for Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent website redesign. Again, movin’ forward . . .
  • On Friday evening, Jeri spent the night with Poppie & GCole. Oh man, we have so much fun with her in the house.

Saturday, May 16th

  • Nicole and I stopped by to visit our buddies at O’Connor Brewery in Norfolk [where we ran into Kevin of Coelacanth Brewery] before meeting our friends Mike, Christy and Jane at the Greek Festival. So much good food under one tent should be illegal.

Sunday, May 17th

  • Sunday was a nothing day. And I mean, I did nothing. I spent the day [almost] catching up on #MadMen on DVR.

Be sure to stop by the studio for coffee this week. I’d like to see you.

Keep your chin up, your eyes bright, and your ears open–you never know when a juicy bit of knowledge will come flying at you.

Your friend in Christ,
-kp.

JASE in Destin FL at the Gulf of Mexico
Nicole took this photo while we were vacationing in Destin, FL on the Gulf of Mexico
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Good Morning Jeri

We awoke to a precious little voice calling from her room, “Poppie-GCole, Poppie-GCole.” You know, because we are one person to Jeri.

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Bowling with Jeri

It’s Jeri’s time to babysit GCole and Poppie tonight. Fun.

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Price Gouging In The Midst of A Tragedy Is The Definition of A Worthless Individual

CNN is reporting this morning that airlines in the Northeast are hiking rates due to demand–demand directly caused from 750,000 people/day that can’t ride Amtrak due the accident in Philadelphia. You are worthless! I understand supply and demand. But if you are that decision-maker for these airlines, and your goal is to gouge people over this tragedy, you are a worthless individual on this planet. Period.

Did you see us on SportsCenter? Weekly Recap from The JASE Studio, May 4-10

Did you see us on SportsCenter this weekend? That’s right–Nicole and I made the national sports news at the Braves vs Nationals game on Saturday in DC. Check out the screenshot of the video clip at the bottom of this recap article. Unfortunately, Bryce Harper hit a walk-off homerun just over our heads to give the Nats the win.

What was your week’s excitement? Tweet me here and let me know. I love hearing from you guys.

Monday, May 4th

  • Our tech guys worked to upgrade the total JASE WordPress hybrid content management system. New features, better security, additional integration with JASE Office all mean a better product for our clients.
  • Kevin of Coelacanth Brewing in Norfolk stopped by the studio to chat for a bit. It’s always fun talking with him about his new endeavor.
  • Cameron continued his content marketing magic for Gordy EyeCare in Phenix City, Mark Pressed4Time in Hampton, and also Janney Insurance Agency in Yorktown and Chesapeake.
  • Walt delivered final art for community signage for Dragas Companies‘ Spence Crossing at Princess Anne Fernhill Village condominium community. This dude is good!

Tuesday, May 5th

  • David led our bi-monthly software development status discussion with Mark of TRL, Inc. in Covesville.
  • Bart delivered final art for the stationery packet for Dragas Companies‘ Spence Crossing at Princess Anne Fernhill Village condominium community. Another dude on the team that is good!
  • Scott and I chatted for a long while on upcoming creative initiatives we have in the works for Janney Insurance Agency. If “Skype” were a person, I would say Skype is the man!
  • Our marketing and tech teams worked together to implement several new SEO codesets on our client websites. Staying up with the ever-changing SEO landscape is a full-time job.

Wednesday, May 6th

  • Cameron worked on more content marketing social articles for Janney Insurance Agency. The more, the merrier we say.
  • The team published a new social article, JASE Creative Supports National Small Business Week (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?jase-creative-supports-national-small-business-week). Did you check it out?
  • Cameron also worked a bit on content for our JASE Gallery creative portfolio. Don’t let that link pass you by. There are some very cool art pieces in the gallery.
  • Nicole and I took off for Washington DC on @AmtrakVA on Wednesday afternoon. She had a work conference there and I worked from the JASE DC office.

Thursday, May 7th

  • Cameron attended the Ghent Business Association’s monthly membership meeting. Fun with our local business friends.
  • Our PR team issued a new press release to the media announcing our newest client, Iggles Cheesesteaks & Burgers in Virginia Beach. Those media relationships are oh-so-important.
  • The team published a new social article, Another Fun Client! Iggles Cheesesteaks & Burgers Chooses JASE as Their Ad Agency (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?another-fun-client-iggles-cheesesteaks-burgers-chooses-jase-as-their-ad-agency), as a follow-up to the press release.
  • While in Washington DC and in an effort to see as much of the town as possible, I did a quick happy hour at City Tap House and then met Nicole for dinner at Chinatown Garden. What a cool city to walk and explore.

Friday, May 8th

  • Cameron held a quick conversation with the Janney Insurance Agency team on new social media strategies.
  • Soon following, Cameron met with Peyton of First Choice Nurses in Virginia Beach and Richmond on their new website design comps. I can’t wait until this baby launches. It’s going to look amazing.
  • The team published a new social article, JASE Was Here: Ghent Business Association Monthly Membership Meeting (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?ghent-biz-assn-membership-meeting). Did you see the photos?
  • The marketing team continued their great work on pay-per-click campaigns for Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn in Virginia Beach and Dragas Companies.
  • The developers continued their progress on the new eCommerce and course scheduling applications for Williamsburg Coffee & Tea.
  • We received approval on beginning a new sketch project for Dragas Companies for a new condominium community in Chesapeake.
  • And now to more DC activities: Lunch with Nicole at Del Campo; Happy hour with NicoleBrandon & Ana at Fado Irish Pub; Pre-dinner drinks with NicoleBrandon & Ana at Off the Record; and Dinner with NicoleBrandon & Ana at Jaleo. Oh man, so much fun!

Saturday, May 9th

  • Saturday was a full tour-DC-day: Lunch with Nicole at Corner Bakery Cafe; Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals baseball game with Nicole, Brandon & Ana at Nationals Park; and Dinner with Nicole, Brandon & Ana at Proof.

Sunday, May 10th

  • And then on Mommie’s Day we had lunch with Isaac, Rachel & Lilly at Occidental Café and then toured National Mall, Washington Monument and White House grounds.
  • Nicole and I rode the @AmtrakVA train back to Newport News Sunday evening to close out a busy and fun weekend. Shew.

My apologies for sending out this social update so late in the day. It’s been a long catch-up Monday. Be sure to stop by the studio for coffee this week. I’d like to see you.

Keep your chin up, your eyes bright, and your ears open–you never know when a juicy bit of knowledge will come flying at you.

Your friend in Christ,
-kp.

Keith & Nicole on SportsCenter
Keith & Nicole on SportsCenter (inside the red box on the 1st row)
Click here to checkout the video of Nicole, Brandon, Ana and me on SportsCenter.
Where has JASE taken you?

Play Ball

Braves and Nats at Nationals Stadium in DC.

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Check in @ Renaissance Washington DC Downtown on 7 May 2015, 8A

Check in @ Renaissance Washington DC Downtown: The view from my @JASEgroup office today.

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All Aboard!

DC bound on Amtrak Northeast. Next stop, Union Station.

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Check in @ Taste Unlimited on 6 May 2015, 12P

Check in @ Taste Unlimited, NORFOLK VA: Picking up tonight’s dinner for the train ride to DC.

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I look forward to seeing you this week. Weekly Recap from The JASE Studio, April 27-May 3

How was your weekend? Ours was eventful and fun with sporting events, getting together with friends for the Kentucky Derby, and an early Mother’s Day family cookout. The week at the studio was filled with fun work for our clients, talking to a few new peeps that we hope will become clients, and meeting for coffee with some cool people. If we didn’t meet last week, hit me up and let’s get together. I’d love to hear what’s going on in your life. And be sure to tweet me here and let me know how things are going. It’s so much fun to hear from you on Twitter.

After reading through our newsletter, be sure to check out the photo at the bottom from our Where has JASE taken you? series. It was taken at Billy’s Seafood Market in Kill Devil Hills, NC while on a mini-vacation with our friends Scott & Tracy, Matt & Amy, and Jon & Christie. If you have a Where has JASE taken you? photo, shoot me an email with the photo and we’ll feature it to our readers. Need a JASE card or koozie? I can send that to you too.

Monday, April 27th

  • Denise and Cameron pushed into production four new ad concepts for May for Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn in Virginia Beach. Holy cow, these look fabulous.
  • Cameron continued his productive content marketing work for Janney Insurance Agency in Yorktown and Chesapeake and also for Gordy EyeCare in Phenix City, AL. Don’t understand why content marketing with a social push is important? Tweet Cameron and he’ll get your started in this powerful system.
  • The creative team worked on the cobbler’s shoes a little on Monday. We published a a new set of graphics with supporting copy to our JASE Gallery. Have you checked it out at jasegallery.com?

Tuesday, April 28th

  • Bart continued his work on a stationery packet for Dragas Companies‘ Spence Crossing at Princess Anne Fernhill Village condominiums in Virginia Beach. Simultaneously Walt continued work on the community signage for the same community. Amazing creative work from both of these guys.
  • I was surprised by a fun visit at the studio from Jennifer (daughter, prego with my 2nd granddaughter, by the way) and Cassidy (niece). They stopped by after visiting Old Dominion University where Cass will be attending in the Fall.
  • We published a new social article, Hanging Out Talking Shop with Friends (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?hanging-out-talking-shop-with-friends), on Tuesday. Did you read it yet?
  • Our web development team continued working through the new apps for Williamsburg Coffee & Tea. I can’t wait to see these bad-boys in action.

Wednesday, April 29th

  • Cameron and I had lunch with a new client, Joe of Iggles Cheesesteaks & Burgers in Virginia Beach. Fun discussion on creative strategies with a way-cool guy.
  • While we were down in Virginia Beach, Cameron and I stopped by the Media East print shop to proof vinyl exterior building signage for our client, Hampton Mental Health Associates.
  • We published a new social article, Lunch with A Client at Iggles Cheesesteaks & Burgers (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?lunch-with-a-client-at-iggles-cheesesteaks-burgers), on Wednesday afternoon with a photo from our client visit. Check it out–it’ll make your mouth water.
  • Nicole and I stopped by Mermaid Winery in Norfolk after work for their monthly wine club pickup and tasting. We hung out with our friends, Matt & Amy, and a few other regulars in the club.

Thursday, April 30th

  • I met with one of our newest clients, Russ & Stephanie of Dirty Buffalo in Norfolk fame, to talk creative strategies on an upcoming website redesign. We also talked through the details of an upcoming on-site photo shoot session that we’ll be creative directing. More details on that in the coming weeks.
  • We delivered final, print-ready art for the Dragas Companies‘ Spence Crossing at Princess Anne Fernhill Village condominiums stationery packet on Thursday. Bart is the man!
  • We published a social article, Nothing Like The Atmosphere of The Best Wings Joint In Town for A Creative Meeting (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?nothing-like-the-atmosphere-of-the-best-wings-joint-in-town-for-a-creative-meeting), on my visit to Dirty Buffalo earlier in the day. Again, mouth watering!
  • Nicole and I met our friends Tom & Jane at Plaza del Sol in Norfolk for margaritas. Ahh, relaxing.

Friday, May 1st

  • Our tech team walked through the domain registrar transfer process with Bob of First Choice Nurses in Virginia Beach and Richmond. If you don’t understand the technical aspects of such, no worries–we understand. Our guys are experts!
  • Our creative team met a few times this week laying out the creative strategy for Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent’s upcoming website redesign. Andrea has settled on a design so we’re moving forward. Fun!
  • Our marketing team worked through pay-per-click account management for Dragas Companies and Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn. If you don’t think this process is complex, you’re not doing it right. We’re lucky to have these smart guys on our team.
  • The team published a new social article, Collateral Design: 6×9 Postcard for The JASE Restaurant Marketing System (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?collateral-design-6×9-postcard-for-the-jase-restaurant-marketing-system), showing off a postcard flyer we developed for the new restaurant system. Check it out in the JASE Gallery.

Saturday, May 2nd

  • Saturday was fun-day! Nicole and I celebrated the running of the Kentucky Derby at Mermaid Winery with Tom & Jane and Matt & Amy. And then we had dinner at Supper Southern Morsels in Norfolk with Tom & Jane. While I was there, I ran into an old friend, Karl, owner of Bardo Edibles, Public House, Still, and Supper. I hadn’t seen him in a while so it was fun to catch up.

Sunday, May 3rd

  • We celebrated an early Mother’s Day for Nicole and Jennifer with a cookout at Jeri’s Castle. Jeri’s Castle, you ask? My granddaughter Jeri’s house, of course. :) Again, another fun day.

I hope you have a great week. And be sure to stop in for coffee or tea soon at the studio (click here for directions). Don’t forget about our referral system. If you have a friend in your life that would benefit from our creative services, do like Matt did and refer them to us. When they sign up, you make cash. Pretty cool, huh?

Keep your chin up, your eyes bright, and your ears open–you never know when a juicy bit of knowledge will come flying at you.

Your friend in Christ,
-kp.

Billy's Seafood Market in Kill Devil Hills, NC
Billy’s Seafood Market in Kill Devil Hills, NC
with Scott & Tracy, Matt & Amy, Jon & Christie
Where has JASE taken you?

Singing With Jeri

We are singing Let It Go with Jeri and Elsa. Oh boy. The things we learn from granddaughters.

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Where am I? #HRVA #ORF

Where am I? Hint: I’m earning major brownie points at home right now.

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Check in @JASEgroup on 1 May 2015, 8A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is May Day, Loyalty Day, Mother Goose Day, Save The Rhino Day, and Space Day. Take your pick. Which are you toasting to today?

JASE at the sunset