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lowering your overheads by outsourcing

I have been in the marketing field for many years now. Everything from Audio and Visual Production to Print and Web. Have built my life around it, and have helped build many business around it as well. Have gone through the GFC, seen the impact on consumer spending and how important good design and topical campaigns are. What amazes me is how little people are willing to put into there marketing budgets. There is no excuse for letting bad design get published for your business marketing needs. There are a lot of pit falls, you can get it ohhh so very right… but you can also get it ohhhhhhh sooooo very wrong. Getting proffesional and current advise on your marketing campaign, web presence, or upcoming strategy is paramount for any business no matter how large or small. Large companies can afford to spend thousands and have multiple departments set up just to be able to deliver quality professional marketing designs and campaigns.

garmedia now has the answer! Myself and three very good friends have personally trained over the past 12 months a full design workshop under one roof. Our Directors are from Australia, New Zealand and the UK and have over 50 years combines experince in all forms of marketing. Wants more all our busy workers are set up in our Cebu, Philippines office so we are able to deliver quality, professional and topical marketing campaigns, PR, and applications all at outsourcing prices.

So you can enjoy the same benefits as the large corporations with offshore marketing department overheads scaled for your individual needs. check out garmedia now and get a no obligation consultation for your business needs.

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Who remembers Zippy and Bungle?

In 1979, the cast and crew of Rainbow made a special exclusive sketch for the Thames TV staff Christmas tape, sometimes referred to as the “Twangers” episode. This show featured plenty of deliberate sexual innuendo (beginning with Zippy peeling a banana, saying “One skin, two skin, three skin, four…” before being interrupted), and never shown at the time. What came out is the funniest thing I have ever seen, if you grew up with Zippy and Bungle you will know exactly what I mean.

And the holiday ends….. reality hits

That was that. Seen Caleb… AMAZING!!!! i can not believe what an amazing little kid, actually… little man I have there. Perhaps im biased but not many would disagree after meeting him. Anyway spent some good ol quality time with the little man, and it was truely awesome. Just chillinh out on the couch was our favourite pass time. Its the simple things ya know that mean the most.

Then Jess arrived to help me through that last day and saying goodbye. Man was I pleased she made it. Needed someone with me. We decided to head away very next day after seeing Caleb off, the 6 hour drive through some of the Worlds best scenery was a welcome distraction. Off the the coast to meet Jess’s fmaily in Napier. Was a nce trip, away from it all, rarely had internet which was a blessing as  much as a curse. I really needed that time away, those few days unconnected to be able to get re-connected again.

4 days in Nap[ier flew by, had to buy my first jacket I have purchased since leaving the northern hemisphere…. fecking cold man. But as fast as we arrived it was time to say goodbye again. Goodbyes suck! It was hard for Jess to say good bye after being away so long, and I thank her for letting us come back a little early so I can do the same with mine. Back to Auckland and spend the last 3 days with Mum and family before we head back to Australia and then onwards.

Loved every moment with Jess and my family. I know I did not get to see people, and even spend as much time with family as I would have liked, but what time I did have was spent well. highlight was without a doubt dinner @ “the Beach house” in Buckland beach…. FANTASTIC!!! great scenery, great enviroment, great staff FECKING awesome food.

But then it was time to say goodbye AGAIN. This time to my mum. Again goodbyes suck!!!

it was a great trip, I recharged my batteries, but now its time again, Head down, Bum up! money to be made, have places I want to see… and none of them except “Love” for payment. So help me out, get to garmedia.net and check out all the amazing services we can offer your business.

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Last Day with Caleb

Well he has gone now :( Caleb is back in a plane jet setting it back to Ireland. Man shattering. Its beena tough week, a GREAT week, dont get me wrong. Seeing him has been amazing, re-connecting with him priceless. BUt dreading saying goodbye again. I wanted to remember the trip positively, trying to remain un phased by other issues that are ever pressing. Am devastated today, not sure when I will see him again, but I know one thing the bond we share….. cant be broken.

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fishing and fun

last night caleb stayed over the the last time in who knows how long. Still will see him tomorrow and have an actioned packed day planned, however what I think we have both enjoyed more than anything else is just hanging out chilling at home, watching movies, playing COD MW3 together. Did not think this early in the peace that my son would be teaching me tricks and glitches in the gaem. I certainly did not expect that for a few years yet!!

but last night was just chill, play games and watch a movie. kiss and a cuddle before bed and then up early to go fishing while the tides where right. now im not the worlds best fisherman, not by a long shot, it was raining, had no idea what i was doing, left the car lights on but hey, it built memories right :) we decided home in the dry and COD was a much better option 😛

We have had a few tears today just thinking about what is to come tomorrow… me more so than Caleb. He is much better at being brave than me. And we have had a few heart to hearts. In all its been a great time spent with Caleb, going to make tomorrow a special day packed full of memories.

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Russells @ the Auckland Botanical Gardens. What a great day with the whole family. Missed those days. xxx was great spending a nice day back home with family.

Caleb – The Movie

dug this video of Caleb I made almost 10 years ago now.. WOW where does the time go.

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Finally get to see Caleb after 3 years!!!

Its been a long time since we were last together. Love you buddy! xx

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garmedia Cebu is Launched

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What a whirlwind visit that one was to Cebu. Please we are now well underwy with garmedia transition. Staff all seem to be excited about our new direction. Still so much to do, feel like I have achieved nothing and now I am about to leave and go on holiday… :( timing is not good!

However as much as a fell I have done nothing this is just me betting myself up for not achieveing my own un-relistic expecations of myself! in reality things are moving along very well all things considered. And Hey, This holiday is all about getting to see Caleb. 10 years ago that boy came into my life and change it course for ever. I am so pround of my son Caleb, love you buddy cant wait to see you soon, I am on my way to you now.

Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration.

— Aaron Russell

WTF is with people expecting me to send them mock ups of designs for projects. BEFORE they even decide to hire me, and what is with the rest of the bloody industry that other so called designers and artists do not hold enough value in there own ideas and intelectual property to just give it away to people for free. For what for the hope they may get choosen, do these people NOT realise that all they are doing is giving away the part of there skill set that gives them the greatest value.

There are a million designers out there that can re-create your ideas, there is only one of me that can come up with them to begin with.

I like to think my ideas are worth something not just the implemtation of those ideas to print or piblish. I am sorry, I flat out refuse and STRONGLY encourage all other artists, designers and freelancers to not send out mock’s of our ideas/IP for any prospective clients (EVEN WITH WATERMARKS). Cheeky cheeky cheeky bastards…. 9 times out of ten the client will take your idea to an indian to re-create your “watermarked” design for .50cent an hour! whats more disapointing is the artists that actually do give it away for free. Wake up designers, have value in your own work!

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dont forget to check out garmedia.net we are well on our way now with programmers, web developers, artists, designers, 3D modellers, draftsman, and VFX artists. There is nothing we an not do under our roof! let us take your marketing to the next level.

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