ValleyTown Media: A Video Leader in #HamOnt
Okay, it being Friday once again, I thought that I’d wrap-up the busiest SEO week in quite awhile with a #HamOnt comment that has definitely “twigged” my attention, broken through the clutter that one gets innundated with online….and it’s definitely worth a click to see more.
Video is of course, a hot method that many savvy website SMB owners use to get traction and traffic. It’s said that 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube for example, every single minute of the day, hour by hour and day by day it’s no wonder that YouTube grows so quickly…and this post is about “video leadership!”
And a major part of that data creation is the simple fact that video works; you simply click a button and get to see whatever might be your own moment of interest item….and for me just a couple of days ago it was a Tweet that I saw about an event that well….I won for a startup Pitch contest back a month or so….here’s that link right off the bat!
And here’s a link to the point of this post, the video about that Pitch contest ably written, video’d and produced — this great video is a look at the recent Innovation Factory SHOWDOWN Pitch event held in late July here in #HamOnt, and the original story on same I covered shortly after and you can read about it here.
But that’s not what I wanted to point out – oh, it was a great event…as you’ll read I was called in to “sub” for a previous winner who had to drop out at the last (3 hours before pitch time!) moment…so while it was an unexpected challenge, it was one that yes, I won.
But that’s really not what I wanted to say…what I thought I should point out instead, was the “man behind the vid camera” Michael Canton, the Valleytown Media head honcho. Michael is one of those people who seem to naturally begin to lead in their community….and here’s why I think that.
Go to any #HamOnt event, Michael and his vid camera will be there. From the Dundas Cactus Festival to the Innovation Factory SHOWDOWN above, he’s there filming and getting a real sense or “taste” of the event and puts up that footage for all to see. How about nature, or business events, or StartUpDrinks or DemoCampHamilton events or StartUpWeekends? Yup, Micheal is there and by doing so and publishing what his vid camera captures, we are all there.
ValleyTown Media has it’s own YouTube channel of course, and a quick look there shows the large number of local #HamOnt videos again on everything from music videos to nature to business to tourism…ValleyTown is much in demand it appears and that’s a good thing, eh!
Supporting our local business community is a difficult task, I know how difficult from personal experience…and nothing is nicer than walking into an event and seeing Michael already setup with his vid camera and working the room to gain a local focal point to shoot….
So thanks Michael…job well done!Google