We’re in a celebrating mood with the launch of our new website – www.chowstudios.com, so we decided to run an image package contest.
Sound and images engage viewers, conect people with places, create emotion, and call people to action. Every company should be actively connecting with their customers using images on a regular basis. Check out our portfolios for food and wine
Problem is, high quality, beautiful stills and film content can be quite expensive for artisans with limited marketing budgets.
At chow|studios, we focus on one thing: Great imagery for restaurants and artisans of food and beverages.
(here’s something we did for our friends at St. Supery in Napa Valley)
So…. here’s the deal….
One Artisan company will win a complete imagery package including stills of products, food, bottles, locations, etc…. (a total of approximately 10 images) and a HD film of approximately 2-5 minutes for use as in their social media, marketing and similar efforts. We’ll bring a whole bunch of gear to your place (or shoot on location or in our product studio) and take and make some magic over a period of a day or two. We’ll edit the content into a piece that capture the spirit and life of your company and vision (we’re not making TV commercial spots, here) and work with you or your web/creative teams to post/deliver the content to your site and help you use it in everyday marketing.
This is pretty much almost entirely completely free……it will cost you zero, zip, nada….but there’s a catch (hey, all good things have a catch….right????)
The winner will be selected based on what they’re offering us in they way of opportunity to make some great imagery as well as their desire to shamelessly promote, exploit and make use of the content we provide, as well as the opportunity, in general. Again, WE DON’T WANT YOUR MONEY. We want you to take what we produce for you and run with it. New website images, new blog posts, new tweets, new whatever!!!!! Use it to get more customers, more awareness and more connections.
Criteria — What we’re looking for:
Excitement! Are you into this? If you’re not excited about it, then the stuff we spend alot of time on just sits on the shelf and it doesn’t do anyone any good.
Buzz! If you’re connected, then this will help you connect more and connect better…if you’re not really focusing on connections, that’s cool, but this won’t fix that at all and again, won’t do anyone any good.
Location: If you’re a virtual company or winery or in a small industrial facility, we got it covered and can make it look great or approach things from a different angle. If you’ve got a beautiful place, then let’s show it off….but it’s not just about an extravagant we love finding beauty everywhere. It’s all around us and it doesn’t depend on how many acres, rooms, cases, barrels, cave or whateverelse you have.
People: Your team loves working for you and wants to be involved. Let them tell us..we wanna hear it in their words, too!
Global!: We don’t care where you are. We’re up for a road trip! (but if you’re not within 100 Miles of San Francisco, you’ll pay travel expenses.) South America, South Africa, Europe…even New Mexico! Wherever you are, if you’re into it and you’re paying for travel, we’re there!
Intangibles: US: We like warm and fuzzy feelings, unique stories that need a voice and craft. We’re creative types. You: Think outside the box. Ttell us about you and your story and give us your best shot. We guarantee we’ll give you OURS!
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info (don’t forget to tell us how to call you on the phone and tell you that you’ve won so you can scream like you just won tickets to see Milli Vanilli) and tell us a bit about you, your company and your story. What ideas do you have? How do you already connect with your customers? What do you already wish you had, but haven’t had the budget or time to complete?
Submissions are due by midnight, June 9, 2013. Winner will be announced on this blog, our facebook page and on twitter the week of June 11, 2013.
Rules: (the fine print from the counselors at the shameless promotion media department)
Input on the theme, feel, spirit of the piece(s) from the winner is crucial, however, final creative & editorial approval remains solely with chow | studios.
A non-commercial semi-exclusive license will be granted for the completed work(s) product(s).
The contest/prize has no cash value.
Do not operate heavy machinery while submitting an entry for the contest.
Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness or tingling when submitting an entry.
..so there you go…have fun with this. Let’s see what you’ve got!
(for questions/clarifications, please email email@example.com )