Category Archives: Video

Animation for 88-CRIME in Tucson, AZ

At Slater’s Garage, we work with clients across the country — literally, from Maine to San Diego. But it’s always nice to do some work for the home team, as well. Here’s a recent project we completed for 88-Crime, Inc., which is a Tucson-based crime tip hotline sponsored by the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

I started working with 88-Crime a little over a year ago, when their Board of Directors hired me to produce a couple TV commercials to air in the Tucson market. After learning about the work they do, I joined the Board myself, and have since been working on the Publicity Committee to help them tell their story in Tucson and the rest of Pima County.

Our goal with the above cartoon was to produce a piece that appeals to kids, but also something that would be memorable to audiences of all ages. Also, we wanted to get away from the typical “scary” approach that similar organizations sometimes take to their marketing, and we thought an animated spot would be a bit more unexpected and thus, more memorable. And the response has been great.

We’re always interested in meeting with other Tucson businesses, too, especially those who might be looking to revamp, tweak, or ramp up their advertising efforts. Reach out anytime. Coffee’s on me.

At Slater’s Garage Ads & Audio, we help small businesses put a unique voice to their marketing through a combination of audio, video and social media. To find out how we can help you bring your marketing to life, contact us today.

 

 

Whiteboard Video for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Since around 2008, Slater’s Garage has enjoyed an incredible partnership with the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and their Political Action Committee. Recently they contacted us to produce a print/video package that would help IAR members explain property taxes simply to current and future Illinois property owners. Our idea (which was a new one for us)… Continue Reading

Glenn Beck Talks Advertising with BTIG Research

Glenn Beck did a great interview last week, but it wasn’t a typical Glenn Beck interview. Wherever you stand with him politically, if you’re in business, or in advertising, and you can put aside the politics, there’s a lot to learn here. Beck is a hugely successful media developer, due in no small part to… Continue Reading

Video: Why Doesn’t Your TV Commercial Have Copy?

Major pet peeve of ours: TV commercials with no words in ’em. Your ads are supposed to sell, so use both video AND audio to craft as strong and compelling a sales message as possible. I haven’t seen a “video-only” TV spot yet whose message couldn’t be strengthened with the addition of some copy. At… Continue Reading

Bathtubs and Business: Why Your Website Needs Video

Yesterday, I solved a household plumbing problem all by myself! Actually, that’s not entirely true. I had help… from YouTube. Some background: This past weekend, our bathtub faucet quit delivering hot water. So, after the required amount of cursing, I calculated what it would cost to have a plumber come out to do the job.… Continue Reading