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  • Gooood morning, Vietnam! How fun would that be to walk into the office and hear Robin Williams belt out that memorable chant? :) I hope you’re having a good Monday so far. Let me know what time works for you this week to get together. We have a client photo shoot and a couple of other meetings scheduled, but I’d really like to get together soon. If you don’t have time, be sure to tweet me here and let me know how you’re doing.

    A quick note before getting into the recap of the short holiday week: If you’re battling the dilemma of needing that perfect marketing/advertising system for your small business or restaurant, check out these links. We’ve developed the perfect small business marketing system that’s truly effective and down right affordable. You won’t be disappointed.

    Monday, May 25th

    • Monday was Memorial Day, but more importantly it was my Mother’s 74th birthday. I cannot express in words how important she is to me in my life. I love you, Ma.

    Tuesday, May 26th

    • David spent his early morning on a .NET software project status update conference call with Mark of TRL, Inc. in Covesville.
    • On Tuesday we spent most of the day at Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent for a marketing materials photo shoot. I can’t even call it work spending a few hours with Andrea and Marti.  Plus Andrea whipped up a few special food items for brunch while we were there. Yum.
    • After the photo shoot, Cameron, Alvin and I stopped by A.W. Shucks for a late lunch and to say hi to Janine.
    • Cameron worked his content marketing magic for Janney Insurance Agency in Yorktown & Chesapeake, Gordy EyeCare in Phenix City [AL], and also Mark Pressed4Time in Hampton.
    • My cousin Joy and her son Brody were in town from Birmingham so Nicole and I took them to Bubba’s Seafood in Virginia Beach for dinner overlooking the Lynnhaven River.
    • Joy stopped by the studio on Tuesday afternoon and dropped off custom blocks made just for us. Check out the cool photo at the bottom of this message–great stuff from ABC Blockology.

    Wednesday, May 27th

    • The web development team continued their fabulous work on the new website redsigns for The Dirty Buffalo in Norfolk and also Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent.
    • I had a lunch meeting with the team from The Community Directory at A.W. Shucks. Paul and Jeff are cool people to chat with.
    • We published a new social article, Behind The Scenes At The Andrea’s La Bella In Ghent Photo Shoot (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?behind-the-scenes-at-the-andreas-la-bella-in-ghent-photo-shoot-where-has-jase-taken-you), with photos from Tuesday’s photo shoot at Andrea’s La Bella in Ghent. Did you see them?
    • We had a family dinner Wednesday evening at Chow in Norfolk. Fun times with Jeri, Nicole, Mom, Joy, Brody, Jennifer and Cameron.

    Thursday, May 28th

    • We did our second photo shoot of the week, this time at Philly Style Steaks & Subs in Norfolk. Debbie, Joe and the staff were so much fun to work with.
    • We publish a new social article, Microsoft Office on Android Tablets (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?microsoft-office-on-android-tablets). Will you be participating?

    Friday, May 29th

    • The creative team finalized the June advertising campaign for Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn Shop in Virginia Beach. Good stuff that will be seen soon.
    • We published a new social article, Just for Restaurant Owners & Managers: Did you hear? (http://jasegroup.com/blog/?just-for-restaurant-owners-managers-did-you-hear), about our very successful restaurant marketing system package. Be sure to spread the word to your favorite restaurant with that sucky website.
    • The team worked on new marketing materials for the JASE Small Business Marketing System and the JASE Restaurant Marketing System. Very exciting.
    • The creative team continued work on custom art for a detailed siteplan for Dragas Companies‘ newest condominium community Spence Crossing in Virginia Beach.
    • Nicole spent the weekend in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with girlfriends. So to kickoff the alone weekend, I stopped by A.W. Shucks for happy hour and dinner. It was fun to catch up with Keith, Hollie and Sharon.

    Be sure to stop by the studio for coffee this week. I’d like to see you–I’ll make time in the schedule.

    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 blocks from ABC Blockology

  • 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

  • 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
    Where has JASE taken you?