Posts made in September 2020

We Value Integrity…Do You?

What Does it Mean to Have Integrity?

Former Harvard Business School professor Michael Jensen sheds light on the true meaning of integrity in his research paper, “Integrity: Without It Nothing Works.” Jensen says that integrity is the practice of honoring your word and never giving your word to two or more things that are mutually inconsistent. Therefore, having integrity is a necessary condition for maximum performance; it’s also a pathway to being trusted by others.

Integrity is Business at Gemstone

Here at Gemstone Media, it’s important for us to interpret Jensen’s writing in a business context. We say “integrity has a critical effect on our business:  and it is in the form of increased performance.” We think of integrity as a law, like the Law of Gravity. When the Law of Integrity is respected, you’ll experience enormous performance increases.  We have experienced a 300% increase in our business because this concept is fundamental to our operations and our relationships.

Gemstone Media’s Commitment to Integrity

We value integrity. It’s not just an abstract idea to us, but rather a critical part of our DNA, a lifestyle; a practice; a way we keep ourselves accountable to our clients at all times. The media production industry can be fast-paced and even cutthroat when competition inevitably emerges. Amid this environment, we still choose to operate upon integrity – always – while many other companies are missing that link and instead prioritizing shiny numbers over you. We have seen many agencies and production companies who made promises that they couldn’t deliver and who didn’t operate with integrity collapse and disappear over the last decade and a half. While we have been steady in our practice and retained more that 96% of our clients.

At Gemstone Media,  we give our word, we honor it. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. Everyone who has dealt with us from clients to vendors to contractors would  whole heartily agree. So, when we say we prioritize our clients and exceed expectations, we do. When we say we’ll meet your deadlines, we will. When we say our advice is rooted in decades of expertise, it is. When we say we’re committed to using only the best equipment and design the strongest strategies to meet your needs, we are. We we say “world class customer service”, we mean it and you can expect it! We put you on the red carpet everytime!

We feel our integrity bridges the gap between impersonality and authenticity. Because we bridge that gap, our clients know they’re not numbers to us; they’re a part of our Gemstone family. The positive results of this symbiotic relationship can be seen in the beautiful professional quality of our productions as well as the smooth as glass production process itself.  You can count on us.

 

 

 

Try Using Video, You’ll Like It!

We’re in a Digital Age. It’s Time to Use Video Marketing.

The WHY Behind Digital Marketing

It doesn’t matter if you’re a freelancer, small business, or multinational corporation. Across the board, there’s two major steps in every business: attraction and conversion. The brain processes videos 60,000 times faster than text, giving potential customers lots of information quickly (attraction). More information allows you to better represent what you do or sell, thereby leading customers to make confident purchasing decisions (conversion).

If customers are demanding more video content, why wouldn’t you want to use video marketing?

What Else Does Digital Marketing Do For Your Business?

Well, people are 39% more likely to share your content on social media if it’s delivered via video. Social media is a “must” nowadays – and using it to your advantage will increase traffic to your website. Sure, this requires some investments, but it also lets your company reach new audiences. As the market becomes more saturated, you need to separate yourself from the pack.

Think of it this way: Nearly 5 billion videos are watched daily on YouTube. If you don’t embrace this phenomenon, you might lose large audiences. Videos define your brand and help consumers easily process a cost-benefit analysis of using your company or its products.

Where To Go From Here

Arguably, the most important tactic is to “do it right.” This means having a smart strategy as a foundation for your videos, while also executing it properly. And there’s where Gemstone Media comes into play. With decades of experience, we work with you during every step of strategy all the way through the finished production. Whether it be for your website or internal communication needs, we want to help your business reach its fullest potential. Video marketing is a necessity, and we’re here to do a first class job for you.