Plum Ponderings

One Year At St. Paul Avenue

Plum Media has now been in our renovated office space on St Paul Avenue for one year. You know all that excitement that comes with a new place? It’s still very much there (even if the new paint smell has worn off). If you haven’t seen the inside of Plum Media yet, take a look around:

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Keep Your B.R.A.N.D. in mind when deciding how to create your next video [Infographic]

Technology allows us to capture content instantly. Smartphones have turned us into photographers, videographers, and editors. While technology has given us the tools to produce videos, it hasn’t transformed us all into award-winning filmmakers. Before you hit record, read these tips below. Think about how you want the world to see your company. Your BRAND.

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Plum Media Art Director to be Featured at Milwaukee Short Film Festival

 

Plum Media Art Director and Animator Aaron Johnson’s short form animated documentary Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge will make its Milwaukee premiere during the Milwaukee Short Film Festival Friday, September 7th at 6:45pm. It will be featured alongside nine other short films during the opening night screening.

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Recruiting tips: how to showcase your company vibe and region

As part of any good recruitment effort, there must be a strategy behind the process. As you start, prioritize a few areas you want to focus on. First and foremost, a recruiting video should communicate what's unique about your company through the office, people and location.

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Add puppets for a fresh approach to healthcare marketing

When someone mentions puppets, what do you think of? Mayhem and explosions on "The Muppet Show?" Cows and sheep breaking into song on "Sesame Street?" Me too! I’ve been a puppeteer and fan for years, never expecting that these lumps of felt and foam would make inroads into my working world. Yet puppets can grab attention and convey information, even in serious fields like medicine.

So, why puppets?

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Plum Media recognized for project with local breast cancer organization

Plum Media, a Milwaukee-based video and live event production company, has been recognized for their project with ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Plum Media is the proud recipient of the Communitas Award. It honors businesses, organizations and individuals that donate their resources to benefit their communities.

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Take the time: the value of pre-production

Starting a video project can be exciting, but diving in too fast could be a mistake. When deadlines are looming, it's tempting to rush the planning process and head right into production. Resist the urge! Not only will pre-production lead to a higher quality product but you may find yourself with some additional content to repurpose as well. The key to pre-production planning can be summed up in a single word: Focus!

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Amp up social recruiting with live video

If you're a professional recruiter, you're no stranger to the hiring challenges in a tight job market. Cutting through the digital noise to attract the right talent can seem impossible – which is why you want to consider adding live video to the mix.

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10 ways to recruit more hires with video

Stocks are surging, unemployment is low and the economy is looking up. Great news for our investments and retirement funds, but busy times for headhunters, human resources professionals and college recruiters. Finding qualified candidates is getting even more difficult. A great way to get started, to communicate your unique message, is to add video to your recruitment efforts.

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Add Trevor's chili to your spring tailgate menu

  • Trevor Wright
  • Dec 18, 2017 10:43:06 AM
  • Holiday

It's spring in Wisconsin which means that the first couple of ball games can be a bit chilly. Plan ahead and whip up this tasty recipe for your early-season tailgate parties! 

I spent time traveling the great state of Wisconsin producing a travelogue show in the past. In every town I would grab a cup of chili at one of the local establishments. It’s really hard to screw up chili and I found some of the best cups at the diviest bars in northern Wisconsin. You'll find variations of the classic: some have spaghetti noodles, some throw in last night’s prime rib leftovers and some just flat out go for the hotness 🌶️  factor.

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