Monday, October 1, 2012

The Big Secret of
Reviewing Demos & Sizzle Reels

The Big Secret of
Reviewing Demo & Sizzle Reels

People who aren't used to hiring creative talent will often spend an inordinate amount of time looking for just the right voice, attitude, delivery or graphic for their project.  They hope to find an exact match to their own idea of what their bit should look and/or sound like.  The exercise ends up in frustration, because after reviewing hundreds of demos they still don’t find it. 

They never will. 

The key to looking at samples from people who work in the creative industries – designers, layout artists, videographers, producers, animators, voiceover artists and all the rest – isn’t in finding an exact match.  It’s about finding a spark. 

Often, I see requests for videos that look exactly like the one on some website, or for talent that sounds just like James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, and Mike Rowe.  As I read these requests, I can't help thinking that if they want James or Denis or Mike so much, why don't they just hire them, or get the producers who made the video?

Many of my colleagues won’t submit demos for these gigs because they know it’s unlikely they will be hired, and if they do get the gig it will be a difficult job.  Nobody can sound exactly like James or Denis or Mike.  Hence there will be endless retakes and loops, and after it all the client still won't be satisfied. 

The fact is a guy could have the greatest pipes in the world, but he'll never sound like James Earl Jones because God only made one James Earl Jones.  The same goes for any creative type -- there's only one Picasso.  Only one Fred Pagano, too.

The key is to analyze what it is you like about their work.  Until you know that, you’re not ready to review demos. 

James Earl Jones is deep and authoritative, not funny, edgy, sick or friendly.  He's a little scary too.  That's his specialty.  My old friend Denis Leary isn't deep-voiced, but he's edgy.  His voice portrays a coolness that’s touched with annoyance.  You get the feeling he’s tired of all the everyday BS.  Mike Rowe is friendly and honest.  Not scary, not edgy.  He's every man who works hard at his job.  You want to have a beer with him. 

But don't ask Mike Rowe to do Darth Vader, or ask James Earl Jones or Denis Leary to play with someone's poodle on a Ford commercial.  As Denis would probably say, the result will suck.  And interestingly, both Mike and Denis do spots for Ford Trucks, but they're totally different in concept and feel. 

So to find the perfect talent – whether to produce a video or a voiceover, first figure out what you like about some of them. Is it the sound of attitude, youth, experience, hipness, or honesty that you want?  Do you want a video with flashy lights and pretty colors, or one that solidly portrays the word bank?  Only then are you ready to review demos.   

Don’t expect to find an exact copy of your role model.  Instead, watch for demos from artists and producers whose work contains a spark that corresponds to your vision.  You may have to dig deep, but somewhere in the pile is the voice that says the word “banana” in exactly the same way you want to hear “Joe’s Fish Market.”  Somewhere you’ll find the video producer whose demo of a basketball morphing into an ice cream cone is exactly the same as your idea of a tuna turning into a toothbrush.  Reach out to these talents, because they're the ones you want. 

Then communicate.  Explain your concept, feel and attitude; the look you're going for.  Your artist will either get it or not.  If they don’t get it, move on to the next.  Eventually, you will find the producer who gets it.  When you do, you’ll be on your way to a production piece that sparkles. 

Want voiceovers and videos that make you sparkle?
You've come to the right place:  Brown Cow Studios of Boston. 
Drop Fred Pagano a line to learn more. 


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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Great News!

We've Got Great News to Share!

Hi kind readers...

I hope you had a wonderful summer.  Summer is still with us of course, but here in New England we can feel a definite chill in the air developing.   Already the scent of firewood is in the air!  Evenings curled up under our "Cozy the Cow" blanket with mugs of hot chocolate are sure to come soon. 

Meanwhile, we've got some great news to share with you!

Brown Cow Studios of Boston has been selected by one of the largest and most profitable websites in the world to produce a promotional video and still photography for an upcoming campaign.  This site gets over 1.25-million hits every day, and our videos and stills will be featured on their redesigned home page.   Details of the project are confidential until the new page goes live on the web.  But we can tell you that we're very pleased and excited to have this great site as a new client.

We begin shooting this weekend.  As I used to say back in my TV days... "stay tuned for details!"

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Brownie T. Cow's Favorites
Part 2: Free Stuff!

Brownie T. Cow's Favorites
Part 2:Free Stuff!

Hey there!

It’s me, Brownie T. Cow with another installment of my favorite links.  Cool places to visit when you want to surf the web and learn something too!

Let’s get started...

Free E-Books!
Project Gutenberg has over 40,000 E-books that you can download and read for free on Kindles and other devices.  Project Gutenberg is staffed by volunteers who do all the page scanning, converting and proofreading.  The books cover every subject imaginable.  I found five about cows!  Moo!
Project Gutenberg:

Free Audio Books!
On the other side of the e-book world is Librivox, another all-volunteer organization.  Librivox volunteers record audio books in mp3 format that you can download and listen to on any mp3-compatible device.  Or, you can do what we do, and burn them onto CD and listen in the barn.  Fourteen versions of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Cow!

Free Videos and Music!
Check out the Internet Archives.  You’ll find a ton of stuff that’s in the public domain.  Old movies, historical footage, and fan recordings of concerts by great artists and top groups like the Grateful Dead, Smashing Pumpkins, and my personal favorite – the COWboy Junkies!
The Internet Archive:

That ought to keep you chewing cud for a while!  Thanks for reading, and let us know what you think.   (Link to us too!)  More to come next week.


Brownie T. Cow

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brownie T. Cow's Favorites --
Spots, Links, and Other Cool Stuff!

My Favorite Spots, Links, and Other Cool Stuff!
by Brownie T. Cow

Hi all!

Brownie T. Cow here, doing the blog while Fred takes a few weeks off.

Don't know how it happened, but it's almost the end of summer, and these are really lazy days around the Brown Cow Studios Production Barn.  Temps in the 80s,  lots of humidity, and all we really wanna do is watch bull riding and hang out at the beach. 

But the blog, Brownie, the blog!

So moo!  Here's what I'm gonna do:  A look at some of my favorite ads, websites, farm animals (what do you expect from a cow?) and other cool stuff that we hope you can use and enjoy too. 

I’ll be back with more next time.  Fred returns in a couple of weeks, probably with something very useful yet uninteresting to us cows.  You know, topics like “How to Maximize Your Time-Base Corrector” or “Use a No. 40 Rectifier for Fun and Profit.”  Moo!  What’s that guy thinking?  I think he needs more grass in his diet. 

Anyway, I hope your summer is great.  Go graze in the pasture – you’ll enjoy it!

Brownie T. Cow

Cool Spot:  Zombies Invade New York. 
This is for the NY Lottery. Pretty good, but more cows would make it better! 

Cool YouTube Channel:  Adam the Woo 
Adam the Woo is an urban adventurer.  He visits what’s left of pop culture icons long after their demise and shows us the wreckage  -- places like abandoned theme parks or the locations where once-popular movies were shot.  Often he takes us behind the scenes to show us what lurks behind locked doors.  Sometimes creepy, sometimes hilarious, but always interesting!

Here's Adam's video of his visit to Ghost Town in the Sky, one of my favorite places because they have COWboys!

Ghost Town in the Sky is back in business, by the way.  Go visit the Ghost Town in the Sky website. 

Seventeen Videos About a Cow!  Dkany's YouTube Channel.
You think us cows are just hayburners?  Well check these videos about good buddy Herbie the Cow, who ran away from one of those places cows don’t like to be!  Go Herbie!

Cool Radio Station in the Catskills:  WRIP-FM
Back in his radio days, Fred used to work with WRIP’s morning personality, Joe Loverro (6-9 am Eastern Time).  Here’s a link to listen live:  

Cool Tech Site:  FlashKit
This site is aimed at cows and people who develop Flash programming and animation, but there’s lots of cool stuff on here anyone can use like music tracks and sound effects.   It’s a great resource. 

Was this helpful to you?  Did you enjoy the links?  Please let us know!  Your comments and links are always appreciated. 


Brown Cow Studios produces high-quality and entertaining audio and visual programming that drives in business.  How can we help you? Get in touch with Fred Pagano today!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Five Questions to Ask
Before Becoming Your Own Spokesman

In BullShots! last week we shared five reasons to appear in your own advertisements.  But as we said, thoughts are divided on the subject.  So this week we present the flipside of being your own spokesman.  Answer these questions honestly before you decide:

Five Questions to Ask Before You Appear in Your Own Ads:

Which would you buy from this guy?
Dog food, a used car, or a submarine?
  1.  Are You TV and Radio Friendly?  It would be great if we lived in a world where we were all judged on our inherent abilities and goodness.  But alas, that’s not the case, and in this world image and appeal count.  This applies not just to physical good looks, but to manner of speech and general demeanor.  Any accent, regionalism, or speech impediment can work against you.  Do you seem honest? Trustworthy?
  2. Is it Ego That Drives the Decision?   Agencies and spot reps know the best way to appeal to a client with a big ego is to urge him to do his own spots.  We all want to be stars.  A lot of crummy advertising results from this sort of pitch.  It’s a disservice to the advertiser, and it’s a disservice to the advertiser’s business.  If you do decide to be your own spokesperson, give a lot of thought to your motivations. 
  3. Do You Look the Part?  This isn't a looks question, it's a casting question.  Although you may be the best speaker and best looking person in the world, you still may not be the best choice to relate to your target customer.  Do you look the part?  Are you selling expensive cars but look like a longshoreman?  Are you the supermodel type trying to sell dog food?  Or are you an electrician who looks like an electrician? 
  4. How Does it Affect the Long-Term Value of Your Business?  Let’s say you build a very successful business acting as your own spokesman.  Now it’s time to sell and retire.  What is the new owner going to do about advertising?  Your face is connected to the business, and you won’t be around any more to pitch it.  The new owner will have to make a substantial investment to overcome the lack of your involvement, and the business may be worth less because of it. 
A great example of this is Jordan’s Furniture, a Boston area chain.  For years, the Jordan brothers appeared in their own radio and TV spots.  Eventually time came to sell out, but the business was so strongly linked to the brothers that the new owner was forced to keep one of them on the payroll, just as spokesman.  What’s going to happen when there’s no more Jordan associated with Jordan’s furniture?

A nationwide example:  Bob’s Discount Furniture.  Bob is smart, however – he’s already preparing for this by turning himself into a cartoon character.  But is that really the way you want to go?

  1. What are You Really Selling?  Sorry, but it’s true:  People don’t care about you.  They care about the washing machine, tv, computer or storm windows you’re selling.  They want to know about features, price, and value for their money.  You might be a pleasant guy or gal, you might have a beautiful family, but people don’t buy refrigerators because of your kids – they buy them because they keep food cold.  Unless you’re a politician, keep your family out of your ads, and keep yourself out too.  And frankly, a lot of politicians would do well to stay out of their own ads too.

Who do you think does the best job of being spokesperson for their own company?  Who does the worst?  We’d like to know, so please comment on this article. Your Links and Likes are appreciated too! 


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Monday, July 30, 2012

Five Reasons to Appear in Your Own Commercials

Turn on your radio or watch TV tonight and I guarantee you’ll come across a plethora of spots in which the owner of a business acts as his or her own spokesperson. 

Thought is divided on the topic – there are solid reasons to do your own pitch, and reasons that are just as solid for not being your own brand ambassador. 

In this week’s article, we take a look at five reasons why it’s a good idea to appear in your own commercials.
Could you be this guy?
1.    Enthusiasm and sincerity.  It’s your company, your brand, your service, and your success on the line.  If you truly believe in what you’re doing then nobody can talk about it, explain it, or sell it as well as you.  Nobody else will appear as sincere or enthusiastic about it as you will, and your enthusiasm will perceived by the audience and motivate them.  Example from the past:  Victor Kiam's "I bought the company" spots for  Remington Shavers.
2.    Credibility.  There’s a reason why lawyers do their own spots.  The most important tool a lawyer has is credibility.  Lawyers who advertise on TV have one strike against them already --  advertising on TV for years has been frowned upon by the legal profession, and many people who see ads for attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases laugh at them.  That is, until they have their own accident.  Then it’s the attorney who seems most competent and experienced they call.  In the Boston area, Attorney Jim Sokolove does a pretty good job of appearing competent and serious.  (Here is  a Jim Sokolove TV spot.)
3.    Personality.  If you’ve got a big personality then doing your own spots is a natural.  Every brand has its own personality, and if you’re the kind of guy or gal that people are naturally drawn to, that personality might as well be your own.  This is great for car dealers like Ernie Boch  (Senior was better at it than Junior is, but Junior is coming along.)   (Here's a vintage Ernie Boch spot from the '60s.)
4.    You can’t quit.  You won’t be threatening to quit if you don’t get more money.  When a company uses a paid spokesperson it’s public image is tied to that person.  If the spots are successful at promoting your business it’s a safe bet that your public spokesperson will be wanting more money for the next go-round. 
5.    Cost.  This is simple.  It’s cheaper to do your own spots. 

When it’s time to plan your next ad campaign, think about your intent – how you plan to portray your product, service, or company.  If you’re up against cost issues, or you need to establish credibility, sincerity, or a personality for your brand, appearing in your own advertisements might be the way to go. 

Next week we’ll take a look at the other side of the coin and look at some good reasons not to star in your own commercials, so please check BullShots! next week. 

Who’s your favorite TV spokesperson?  Let us know!  Your comments and links to this blog are appreciated!  Thanks for reading BullShots!


Brown Cow Studios of Boston produces radio, TV and Internet commercials
that establish brands and drive in business.
How can we help you? – Get in touch with Fred Pagano today.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Video Needs an Emotional Connection

My favorite TV show of this year's spring/summer season has to be The Next Food Network Star.  Last night the winner was announced, and while watching I found myself so invested in the show’s characters that I was moved to tears.

I don't usually do this, but throughout the season I found myself logging onto the Food Network website and voting for young chef, Justin Warner.

Justin's back story about his deceased father’s mentoring and encouragement to follow his own unique drummer struck a powerful chord in me.  As I heard him tell of his father's influence I found myself getting teary eyed.

But Justin wasn't the only Food Star contestant to move me.  Another, Yvan Lemoine, moved me with tales of his immigrant family gathering food from dumpsters behind supermarkets. "We would peel off the outer leaves and eat the rest — and I thought it was fun!  It was like a game," he said.  "And now I'm on Food Network Star!"And I thought my life was tough ...

Jake Harris of the FV Cornelia Marie
Here's another example, this time from The Deadliest Catch.  The character that moves me:  Jake Harris.  Drug problems.  Rehab.  When his father passes away, he and his brother try to carry on the family tradition of crab fishing.  Since neither is a qualified sea captain, they hire a skipper and work for him — even though they own the boat!  But it's bad fishing and clearly the hired captain is a bad fit, so the brothers let him go.  The captain's final act?  Revenge!  He calls the police on his former employer and tries to get him arrested for drug possession.

Every episode, my heart goes out to Jake.  I want him to triumph!

Great shows, both, that do well in the ratings.  Compelling.  Involving.  Powerful entertainment that hooks us right in.

So what's my point?   It's that great video has to tug on our emotions.  Whether you love the characters or hate them does not matter.  What matters is that you get emotionally involved.  Any video that can reach us on such a deeply personal level is sure to be a success.


How do your videos make an emotional connection?  Your comments and links to this page are welcome and appreciated!


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Out of Season?
Then Think Out of the Box!

Last time in BullShots! we talked about the effectiveness of advertising during the off season.  This week, we'll take a look at some possible campaign ideas.

Off-season advertising campaigns lend themselves easily to humor.  The disconnect between the current season and advertising something unseasonable sets up a situation that's ripe with possibilities.  Although not all off-season campaigns need to be humorous, humor is a great way to avoid annoying your audience.

What does Santa do in the off season?  He plays golf!
For example, we've all had the conversation in which a friend tells us that she's been to a certain store, and by golly, they've already got their holiday merchandise up -- and it's only August!  Everybody shakes their head and wonders "what is this world coming to?"  The store seems greedy. 

But had the store added a touch of humor -- maybe putting out signs or tent cards with a little joke about Santa running out of room so he asked us to hold on to some things for him -- the result would be different.  The joke would become the topic of conversation, not the retailer's greed.   

You can use a serious approach too.  For example, here in New England there's not a lot of home remodeling going on during the winter.  January just isn't the best time to rip out all the doors and windows!  But it might be a great time to generate some new business.  Perhaps mention that drafty window that's bothering them right now, and that they don't have to put up with it.  "Why not book with us now and put a stop to the chills!"  Or, make a special off-season offer: "Book now and we'll save you 20% ... and, you'll be first on our list come Spring."  It's a good deal and I bet you'd get a lot of takers. 

A winter business, such as a ski shop or resort can apply the same techniques.  Why wait until ski season starts to tell the audience about the improvements you're making to Bunny Hill?  Tell them in the summer, and get those dedicated skiers excited about how great the coming season at Bunny Hill is going to be.  "Hey skiers, we just wanted to let you know that we're hard at work making Bunny Hill better than ever..."   Just keep it light.  Off-season ads aren't the place for the hard sell. 

Educating your customers can work too.  A bike shop might talk about new models and features that manufacturers will introduce next bike season.

A public service campaign is a great way to keep in the public's mind and do some good at the same time.  A seasonal specialty shop might offer safety tips:  "When your kids are walking home from a friend's house at night, make sure they carry a flashlight so they'll be seen by oncoming cars.  And by the way, this fall your spooky friends at Halloween Scene will have the most ghoulish flashlights and lanterns you've ever seen...."  Maybe Dracula should be doing the voiceover for that one? 

One of my favorite promotions was done by a tavern in a resort area.  They did most of their business during the summer, and most of that was over the Independence Day holiday.  Another holiday during the summer would be great for business.  So they decided to host a New Year's Eve party -- in August!  Complete with hats, streamers and noisemakers, they did a pretty good business that night as we all counted down "10...9...8... Happy August 17th!" 

Keeping your seasonal business front and center in your customers’ minds during the off season can be tricky, but it is good marketing.  There is always a way to do it.  Just get your creative juices flowing, think out of the box and have fun with it. 

Was this article helpful to you?  What ideas have you come up with for your own seasonal business?  Need help?  Let us know!  Your feedback and links to this page are always appreciated (just let us know where to find the link).  Thanks!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Ski Vacations in July!

Yes, it's that time of year again.  Temperatures across North America are in the 80s and 90s.  Girls in mini skirts ... guys in shorts.  Flip flops, cookouts and watermelon.  It's summer time.  And you know what that means...

It's time to start booking ski vacations!

Why don't roofers advertise when it's snowing?
Many businesses are seasonal in nature. Swimming pool installation, home remodeling, and beach resorts are just a few examples.  Most of these seasonal enterprises spend the majority of their advertising dollars during the high season, which is entirely reasonable.  After all, the time to sell new roofs is during the summer, when the weather is good and putting them up is easy.  So, we don't hear a lot of roof installers advertising in December, just like ski resorts don't advertise in July.

But maybe they should.  

One of the hazards of seasonal-based advertising is the tendency for customers to forget you during the off season.  After hitting them with your message all season long, suddenly your advertising disappears.  Customers forget you.  And when it's time to start your next high-season ad campaign, it's just a little bit less effective, because you have to re-educate the consumers all over again:  Who are you?  What do you do?  Why buy from you?  After all, your customers have had six months, and maybe longer, to forget you!

That's why off-season advertising should be part of your marketing mix.  Odds are good that yours will be the only swimming pool company that's advertising in January.  As a result, you'll have the market to yourself.  Second, you'll continue to build important brand awareness throughout the off season; customers won't forget you.  Third, it can save you money if your off season coincides with the media's off-season: There's plenty of discounted ad inventory available in January after the holiday ad rush is done. 

And finally -- this is a big one -- you might just be lucky enough to generate some cash flow when you need it most. 

Next time in BullShots! we'll talk about some possible off-season campaign ideas for TV, radio, and the net.  Meanwhile, answer this question for me:  If I book my ski vacation now -- in July -- how much will you save me? 

Off-season advertising is easy with Brown Cow Studios!
On the web, TV or radio, we've got great ideas to keep you first in your customers' minds.
To learn more, get in touch with us at (617) 230-4019, or send Fred Pagano an e-mail message

Monday, July 2, 2012

Match Your Imagery to the Clients You Desire

In last week's edition, I wrote about matching your style to the industry niche in which you operate.  We continue the theme this week with a discussion of how to match imagery to attract the clients you desire. 

All images have meaning, and they mean different things to different people.  A photograph of a luxury car has a different meaning than does one of an economy model.  Though both cars, the intrinsic messages are different. 

The same is true for video clips and even the written word.  You can call your pet a pussycat, or you can call it your "house lion."  Though logically, both refer to the same animal, there's a difference in meaning.  You'd expect the "house lion" to be a hunter on the prowl, wouldn't you?  Not so much for a pussycat. 

When creating videos or print ads, imagery must be carefully chosen to match the audience's mind set. 

I was recently discussing plans for a new series of videos with one of my clients.  We talked about imagery and how to appeal to the clientele he wanted to attract.  We knew that people attending the local community college would have less need for his college planning service than those who would attend an expensive private university.   Once we made that determination, choice of images to use in his video was easy -- we needed shots of kids graduating from Ivy League schools.  Shots of middle class families were important as well.  The idea was to include footage that his target clientele would relate to. 

Take a look at the two photos of industrial sites on the left.  Though both depict factories on a lake, the intrinsic meanings of the images are vastly different.  Which factory would you rather live near?  Why?

So when you're developing your next project, remember to match the imagery to your target market. 

Brown Cow Studios of Boston specializes in producing high-quality
targeted audio and video content.
To learn how we can help your business be more successful, 
get in touch with Fred Pagano at (617) 230-4019. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Match Your Style to Your Industry!

The other day I saw a freelance job posting online.  The poster wanted someone to produce a video to promote his business.  As an example of what he wanted, he cited the cartoon style that has made popular.  So far, it sounds great.  Those Epipheo cartoons are quite entertaining. 

But there’s a problem:  The man seeking the video is a lawyer.  One who represents businesses before the state licensing commission. 

Is this appropriate? 

I don’t think so.  Using a cartoon to advertise a law firm undermines everything that a law firm stands for:  credibility, reliability, authority, and trustworthiness. 

Perhaps if the lawyer represented clients involved in animal welfare – veterinarians or pet shops perhaps -- a cartoon style ad might work.  But for one representing business interests with tens of thousands, perhaps millions of dollars at stake?  No way.  These are serious clients, with serious amounts of money at risk.  They need a lawyer who’s serious too. 

The point is that you must match the style of your advertising – whether radio, TV, print or on the web – with the style of your business.  Live action would be a much better choice for the lawyer.  Or a question and answer interview format.  Anything as long as it shows us, as potential clients, that he knows what he’s doing.

I’ll say it again:  Match the style of your ads to your industry.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We're Back ... and Have a New Name Too!

Hi readers,

Sometimes things just slip away from us.  Unfortunately, one of those things that slipped away over recent months was the upkeep of BullShots! 

Sorry about that!

Anyway, we're back, and we hope to be a bit more diligent about posting.

You might have noticed we've changed the name of the blog to BullShots!   Kinda funky I think.  But don't worry, my vocal opinion isn't gone!  You can expect me to be just as cantankerous a cow as I've always been.  Now Fred ... I don't know about him.  He's a busy guy. 

So here's the deal....  If there's something you'd like me, corporate mascot and all-around beauticious bovine, Brownie T. Cow to write about, let me know.  If you have questions about anything, post 'em.  Comments ...  Recipes (especially for milk products!) ...   The solution to what to do with stale donuts.  It's all good!

So get in touch!  We'd all like to hear from you.  Especially Fred.  He gets lonely working all day in the studio.  Moo!

Brownie T. Cow


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