Motionbuzz donates new website to Snoop Dogg’s Youth Football League

We are pleased to announce the recent launch of SnoopYFL.net, the official website of Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Youth Football League. Our involvement with SYFL dates back to 2004 when we were contracted by their previous web development firm to work on some Flash animation for the original SYFL site, SnoopYouthFootballLeague.com.

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Earth Day, every day

As a tribute to Earth Day, we turned off our office printer. But it’s a hollow gesture—like the time I gave up mountain climbing for Lent when I live in Florida. Oh well. We normally print to PDF and email instead of printing on paper. Save the trees! Nevertheless, this small tribute is symbolic of some of the small steps Sonja and I have taken to cultivate a conservation-minded lifestyle. Continue reading

Recovery.gov using Drupal open source content management platform

I’m happy to see the government is trying to save us money and give some transparency by using Drupal — a free open source CMS—for recovery.gov. Read more at Dries Buytaert’s blog (the founder of Drupal).

Advice for recent college grads looking for an advertising job

I’ve received many unsolicited resumes from college grads seeking employment. Most just earned a degree in advertising or graphic design and want any job in the industry. We’re not hiring, but I can offer some advice: Continue reading

Website advice for small business owners: Make sure you have control

During the past few months, I’ve consulted several small companies who have left or are trying to leave their current web design company. I call them dot-refugees, and I’m always interested in finding out why they parted ways with their previous agency. They’ll talk, and I’ll listen. Sometimes it becomes apparent that the disgruntled business owner is at fault, and even the best web design company will fall short of their expectations. Continue reading

5 Low Budget Web Marketing Tips for 2009

From natural search engine optimization to posting sales videos on YouTube, these tips will help you stretch your 2009 web marketing budget. Continue reading

See ya next year – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We wrapped up another year with a flurry of projects. Now it’s time to have some fun with the family. We’ll be back January 5, 2009. Sonja and I would like to thank our clients and vendors for another fruitful year. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Recently Launched Websites: Nutty Idea and Advanced ATC

We’re delighted to announce recently launched websites: NuttyIdea.net and AdvancedATC.com.

We’ve been busy working on all types of web projects, and I’d like to showcase these two projects in particular. Continue reading

Buzzing Along for 8 Years

Grab a cupcake. Motionbuzz is eight years old. I started Motionbuzz as a “side business” during the summer of 2000 while working as an art director for a dot-com startup. I was 24. Nine months later (the day after I closed on my first home), my employer went belly up and laid off everyone. I was shocked, but the layoff was a blessing in disguise. The next morning, Motionbuzz became my full-time pursuit. Continue reading

Getting musical at the Songwriter’s Circle

Last month I was pleased to share the stage with Rebecca Zapen and Brenda David during the Songwriter’s Circle at European Street Cafe in San Marco. Songwriter’s Circle is organized by promoter Ray Lewis and singer/songwriter Larry Mangum and “features three regional songwriters presenting their original music in the listening room environment.” Continue reading