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Neil Patel SEO & Digital Marketing

Neil Patel SEO is a great resource for anyone interested in growing their business online. Whether you’re an SEO specialist or entrepreneur, Neil Patel is a name and resource to familiarize yourself with. He is an entrepreneur and founder of several marketing tools like Crazy Egg and Hello Bar. One of my favourite free SEO tools is Ubersuggest which Neil Patel recently acquired and has expanded upon.

Ubersuggest – Free Traffic & SEO Analyzer

Ubersuggest is an excellent free audit of your websites performance that tells you where you rank with Google and for which keywords you are ranking for. It also provides keyword suggestions and insights into your industry market and competitors strategies.

Neil Patel YouTube

Neil Patel’s YouTube channel teach you to “Learn Digital Marketing in Just 5 Minutes a Day”. Videos found here are highly informative, useful and helpful for anyone interested in digital marketing, from beginner to expert. New videos are posted Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Hubspot Author

Neil Patel is a columnist for HubSpot which is another great marketing suite of tools that’s great for business. They offer great free and paid solutions for your customer relationship management (CRM) and they are an excellent resource for marketing statistics and informative articles. Check out the Hubspot articles by Neil Patel

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Online Designer Adobe Spark App for Social Media, Posters etc

Online Designer for Stunning Social Graphics, Short Videos, and Web Pages too!

Adobe has so many great online designer apps. Adobe Spark is THE must have for any one sharing content online. Not only is it great for social media design, it can also be used for most online visuals like ads, promotions, posts, hero images, videos and more. The app is brilliant and it’s FREE!

The app comes with tonnes of free stock photography, cool fonts and graphics to use. There are so many templates to use for almost any occasion and can be customized for your unique purposes. You can use the app on both desktop and mobile. Get it from the Play Store for Android. I like working on my graphics on my phone mostly because I can easily post to Instagram from mobile. But I use desktop often as well because I can work on the graphics on a bigger scale there. Check out some of my other social media planning apps on my blog here.


The Adobe Spark app is great for holiday graphics with templates for your holiday card maker and social media posts. I also recommend the app for promoting your brand, business, services and products. You can design one visual then easily readjust the canvas to any dimensions saving many versions at different dimensions. This makes it easy to develop a brand campaign of stunning and sophisticated visual graphics to represent your brand across all your social media platforms and more.

The app is also great for Wedding templates and more.

Spark comes with plenty of design templates for

  • holidays
  • seasonal
  • weddings
  • events
  • & more
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Banff Centre Story Studio for Film & Media

Story Studio is a film & media industry event held over a weekend, curated of key-note speakers, panels and round table discussions and is presented by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in partnership with the Government of Alberta and Alberta Film.

The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity offers a world class experience nestled within the idyllic setting of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. They support artists in a number of ways such as artist residencies, conferences, festivals and more. As an event, story studio caught my attention as an opportunity for professional development for my own work within media production and entertainment based industries.

“[Story Studio] addresses new approaches to storytelling, innovating with technology, and developing sustainable, creative production and business models for media content.”

The weekend offered a number of discussions among aspects of film making and media development of which the programming was primarily geared towards directors and producers. Though the weekend attendees had backgrounds that ranged quite a bit. The program invites post-secondary students, entry-level producers, writers, actors, and directors to register. They also express that “mid-level and senior media professionals looking to gain experience working with new techniques and new technologies are also encouraged to attend.”

Some of the courses I attended here included speakers such as Canadian film producers and directors, Avi Federgreen, Linda Ambury, Alex Lazarowich and Indira Guha, who among others provided excellent industry insights and commentary. Also included were speaking engagements from sales agents and distributors working with Bell Media, Netflix and other leading industry resources.

If you work within Media & Production, Banff Centre may have an opportunity for you. Check out

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Record better smart phone audio Best Budget Lavalier Mic

This vlog and video for marketing stuff may be taking off more than ever now with various mediums like Facebook live, Instagram Live, Snap Chat and more, video is quickly gaining even more ground. There are lots of great online resources with info and stats on how online video is working for business world wide

here are a couple links…

50 Social Media Video Marketing Stats 2017 

Getting Started with Video Marketing

So to keep up with the demands of delivering quality video, a good setup would consist of a phone with a pretty good camera and also recommended is an external mic to record better audio quality than what most phones will be able to record with the internal mic. Add good content and you’re ready to rock! So here are two quality lavalier mic recommendations with support video tutorials that I came across in my research this past week. Both mics are inexpensive options to get you started and working with a more than decent setup to run your show.

  1. Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

    Audio Technica ATR3350 Condenser Lavalier Microphone Review (aka Boya BYM1)

    Audio Technica ATR3350 Condenser Lavalier Microphone Review (aka Boya BYM1)

    BUY ONE – Amazon US: Amazon UK: Note – the Boya mic I linked to is identical…I bought one as a replacement fo…


  2. BOYA BY M1 Lavalier Microphone for Smartphones Canon Nikon DSLR Cameras Camcorders Audio Recorder PC

    BOYA BY-M1 Lavalier Mic Review / Test

    BOYA BY-M1 Lavalier Mic Review / Test

    Today I review & sound test a budget lav mic that costs only $20!!! This thing seems to be universally compatible, and offers pretty nice audio for the price…


Thanks for checking out our post about the Best Budget Lavalier Mics. We hope you found it helpful.

Over here in Winnipeg the seasons have turned and we are back at it with another 6 months of winter. It’s a cold one out there but we’re going to keep moving and have lots of fun with media and marketing stuff this winter, eating lots of fries and gravy with ginger ales for breakfast.






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Social Video – September 2017

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How to Download Video from Facebook – Easy Steps

It often comes up that you may want to download / save a video to your computer that someone has posted to Facebook.

This is an easy process with a couple of easy clicks. Following these simple steps:

  1. Copy the URL of the video you want to download. You can do this by going to the post of the URL or right clicking on the vid where you might see it on a timeline and selecting “copy URL”

2.Replace the www in the URL with m – this brings you to the Facebook Mobile site.


3.Once you are at the new URL, play your video.

4.While the video is playing right click on the video screen and select “save video as”


That’s it! Your video will have saved to your downloads in your computer device.

Happy surfing!