Tag Archives: Burgie MediaFusion

Honor, ethics and understanding

1 Aug

At BMF, we have a high standard of ethics and truly operate with the mentality that “you are only as good as your word.”  We try to understand each of our clients view points and act on their best behalf.

Recently, I worked with a company who did not operate under our same standards. In dealing with them, I decided to take a moment and let them know how much I felt they were hurting our industry (Seriously, you would have laughed if you heard the conversation on the phone…I felt like my mother trying to teach someone a lesson).  I felt the need to reach out and tell them some positive changes they could make going forward.

We all need reminders (myself included) on how to make sure you are operating your business to the best of your ability. Here are some points we discussed:

  • When you make a mistake ask for help.  We all make mistakes and rather than trying to back-pedal, make excuses or rationalize our error.–own the mistake and see how those around you can rally together to help solve your problem and resolve the situation.
  • No one is going to make your job easier for you. At least, you shouldn’t assume they will. We all need to work and do our jobs the best we know how and we should NOT rely on others to double-check, follow-up or complete a task that we are supposed to be doing.
  • Take a deep breath. When a problem arises, it is important to take a deep breath and try to figure out how those on the other end are feeling.  Take time to understand another point of view even if you have nothing to do with the problem. It never hurts to help.

I think it makes for good karma to work with other people and help them….you just never know when your next big mistake is around the corner and you will want to be treated in the same way!

Barb Burgie
Burgie MediaFusion
o: 800.713.0445
c: 614.560.6896
f: 888.390.0425

 

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Google+ taking the old fashioned route

27 Jul

That is, sending snail mail to confirm your business! We just registered Burgie MediaFusion, LLC for a Google+ business account and here is what the confirmation looked like:

What do you think? Do you like this approach?

You’re never too old to say thanks

25 Jul

As a parent, I realize the importance of manners in every day life.

I really spend a lot of time each day pointing out when my daughter should say “thank you”, in hopes it becomes second nature. Say “thank you” when someone gives you a present. Say “thank you” when somebody holds the door. Say “thank you” when someone gives you a compliment.

As adults, we don’t need reminders for the typical thank you moments. But many of us may need reminders to do so beyond the typical door openings and gift receiving.

Once a week our team at BMF thinks of someone who had an effect on us or works with us – big or small – and we write that person a note of gratitude (not via e-mail either; handwritten to be more personal). We feel it is important to thank those you are thankful for!

Gratitude is one of the gifts you can give others and we at BMF are grateful to all of our clients, coworkers, partners, vendors and families for all they do for us, THANK YOU!

Natalie Monroe
Burgie MediaFusion
www.burgiemediafusion.com

Why do a competitive analysis?

4 Apr

A competitive analysis is an important factor in our marketing strategy. It is crucial to look at your competitors and examine how they are positioned in the marketplace. It enables you to uncover best practices within the industry and make recommendations for changes for your company based on those findings.

We like to include this as part of our comprehensive marketing plan. To really understand a company we need to examine it in its entirety. We need to know target audiences, current business goals, timeframes, revenue streams, and a budget.

Natalie Monroe
Burgie MediaFusion
800.713.0445

What a night! Miracles & Magic 2011 a great success…

30 Mar

Miracles & Magic benefits the A Kid Again program and Burgie MediaFusion has been involved for many years now. A Kid Again strives to enrich the lives of children with life threatening illnesses and their families by providing healing times of respite through our fun-filled group activities and destination events, which they call adventures.

This year BMF served as a corporate and in-kind partner and Barb Burgie sat on the advisory board as well. Miracles & Magic has raised over $1,000,000 and has allowed thousands of family members to share in this experience. Without the dedication of volunteers and sponsors this event would not be possible. It is a night filled with amazing performers, the premiers in their industry. It is an unbelievable grand-illusion and comedy magic variety show that will not disappoint.

Next year when you are looking for a great cause to contribute to, please remember Miracles & Magic, you will not only be entertained but you will know that your money is going to a great cause.  Mark your calendar for March 9 & 10, 2012, we will see you there!

Event host and co-producer of Miracles & Magic, Jon Petz with one of the miraculous kids from A Kid Again.

How Much Does a Polar Bear Weigh? Enough to Break the Ice; Hi, We are Burgie MediaFusion.

8 Mar

We should preface this by letting you know that no, we aren’t going to buy you a drink now, but we will tell you about a great tool to use at your next meeting. It was a couple weeks ago during a staff meeting that Natalie Monroe, our very own Marketing Mastermind, brought out some questions from www.icebreakersformeetings.com. You have 60 seconds to answer a long list of questions. The time is important because the answers become more entertaining when your co-workers have to say the first thing that comes to mind. Some of our favorites were:

Dinner and a movie or hot dog and a game? We all chose hot dog and a game- no wonder we work well together!

If you had to pick your final meal, what meal would you choose? “Bacon cheeseburger with french fries.” -Taylor Johnson

Best fast food french fries? “Steak and Shake.” – Barbara Burgie

I’m not proud that I watch this TV series… “Any of the Real Housewives and Teen Mom.” – Natalie Monroe     “I second that.” -Taylor Johnson

More important, knowledge or imagination? “Imagination.” -Barbara Burgie

The ice breakers will give you and your coworkers some great insights on one another and without a doubt, some great laughs!


Taylor Johnson
Burgie MediaFusion
o: 800.713.0445
c: 419.302.3786
f: 888.390.0425

‘Angry Birds’ game coming to Facebook

7 Mar
This could be one of the most addicting games out there! Have you played? Originally posted by Mashable.

By Charlie White, Mashable
March 7, 2011 9:43 a.m. EST | Filed under: Social Media

(Mashable) — Rovio CEO Mikael Hed says the immensely popular “Angry Birds” game is coming to Facebook next month with “completely new aspects to it that just haven’t been experienced in any other platform.”

According to “All Facebook,” Hed used the word “collaborative” to describe aspects of the game, adding that “the pigs will have a more prominent role.”

Take a look at the “Angry Birds” page on Facebook, and you’ll see that something is up. If you “like” the page, Rovio promises to keep you posted on all the latest news about the upcoming “Angry Birds” migration to Facebook.

Other game developers must be envious of the meteoric rise of “Angry Birds.” First it starts out as an iPhone game, then it’s ported to Android, Palm and Nokia, then suddenly there are multiple versions of the game, and it’s showing up on PCs, PSP/PS3, Windows 7 Phone, there’s a movie tie-in, an animated series, and there’s even a 3D version in the works. And next month we’ll be playing it on the largest social network in the world.

Please tell us in the comments how you think “Angry Birds” will do on Facebook, and what you think that collaborative aspect of the game might be.