Directory One November Newsletter
Your Monthly up to date resource for Search Engine Marketing, Optimization, Website Design and Web Hosting
January 2006
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  • Sean Odom, Search Engine Marketing
  • John Holchin, Marketing and Business Admin
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  • Philip O'Hara, Sales
  • Jesus De La Garza, Website Design
  • Stacy Clifford, Web Hosting
  • Jennifer Williams, Intern
Welcome Message

We are very please to announce that Directory One has acquired Houston-based Artistic Video Productions. The addition of AVP to our organization broadens the services we are able to offer and further strengthens our position as the nation's premier provider of breakthrough, visibility-building marketing services.

Since 1985, Artistic Video Productions has earned a reputation for technical and creative excellence in television commercials, training videos and promotional videos. They also offer complete CD, DVD and VHS duplication services. Additionally the company has developed innovative ways to stream videos for use on websites, bringing the power of high quality, fast downloading, video to the internet.

When clients describe the factors that separate AVP from other firms, terms such as commitment to customer service, timely project completions and affordability are sited as often as the company's creativity and technical expertise.

As Philip O'Hara recently said, "The addition of Artistic Video Productions opens an exciting chapter for Directory One. We're in the business of making our clients' businesses easier for prospects to find and choose. AVP is a logical extension as the lines between internet, video and audio begin to blur. We continue to be on the forefront of emerging technologies."

Philip continued. "We were fortunate to find such a professional, creative and dedicated team. They mirror our philosophy of working as hard as we can to help each client succeed."

The client list for AVP reads like a "Who's Who" of successful businesses from small start-ups to major international corporations. It includes:

Aerial Communications
Alcoa Recycling Center
American Exploration
Arthur Andersen
Deloitte & Touche
Digital Equipment
DMC Management
Doubletree Post Oak
Dresser Industries (Pump Division)
Earthman Funeral Homes
Family Service Center
Galleria Area Ford
Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate
Goldman & Company Public Relations
Houston Area Parkinsons Society (HAPS)  
Houston Chronicle
Igloo Inc.
Junior Achievement
Kinkaid School

Lakewood Yacht Club
Leocor, Inc.
Les Marks Chevrolet
Lovett Underwood Neuhaus & Webb
Minute Maid Corporation
Mitsubishi International
Money & Investment Concepts, Inc.
NEC Card Services
Odom, Schmerin & Thomason, P.C.
Performance Enhancement Group
Procter & Gamble
Professional Geophysics, Inc. (PGI)
Saybolt, E. W. & Co.
Texas Medical Center
Texas Pipe & Supply
Traders International
Travel Network
Waterford Harbour
Weiner & Strother, P.C.
Wicks `n' Stick

The AVP team works closely through every step of the production process to create effective, affordable results. From script development and storyboards to on-location shooting and final editing the team is able to deliver video that fits any budget.

Artistic Video Productions' professionalism and experience means that the process is simplified too. They can handle all or part of the project whether your needs are streaming video for your website or a targeted, television campaign. AVP takes the mystery out of the process making professional video an affordable part of your marketing mix.

"Success is about building visibility within your target market," according to John Holchin, "Artistic Video gives us another cost effective tool to help you reach potential customers. Video-whether it's for training, promotion or commercials will help grow your business. Give Philip or the sales team a call and let them show you how."


Directory One Team Members
Our team will be growing with the new members below.
Meet Our New Team Members
Please Welcome;

The acquisition of Artistic Video productions and the growth of our Directory One business means that we have some new team members dedicated to helping you exceed your goals.

Herb Firestone
As the founder of Artistic Video, Herb is the visionary who saw the need for affordable, professional video services in 1985. A graduate of SUNY-Buffalo with a philosophy degree, Herb's video production and creative experience includes everything from 30 second commercials to feature films.

In 1995 Herb saw the rapid convergence of video and the internet so he began offering website and hosting services to his clients. That experience has made him uniquely qualified to integrate video with the internet. Perhaps because of that, Herb has been a natural fit at Directory One. His experience, vision and commitment to client satisfaction will make him a great resource for your business as well.

Pablo Gomez
With an Associate's Degree from HCC in Multimedia, Video and Animation, another from Ecuador's Metropolitano Instituto de Disenio in Graphic Design plus a BA in Fine Arts/Visual Design from Lamar University, Pablo's impressive educational background is matched only by his creative talents. An outstanding, designer (print and website), videographer and video editor, Pablo brings an extensive portfolio to Directory One. His talents and understanding of business enable him to produce creative products that communicate exactly what is needed. Pablo produces creative that deliver results.

Plus, here's an added benefit to having Pablo on the team--though he has lived for years in the United State, Pablo grew up in Ecuador, further adding to Directory One's team of professionals able to help you capture the emerging Spanish language market.

Andrea Broussard
As the newest addition to our Sales Team, Andrea brings an outstanding level of energy, experience and dedication to Directory One. Her background as a sales professional has included work with "brick and mortar" and internet-related companies. Her success can be attributed in part to advanced training with firms such as Macco, Frank B. Fuller and the Spencer Real Estate School. However equally important is her dedication to understanding the needs of her clients and working tirelessly to provide the correct solutions.

In addition to her sales experience, Andrea was responsible for the internet marketing efforts for a West Coast Toyota distributorship. It was during that tenure that she was introduced to the power and challenges of internet sales. She experienced the amazing ability the internet has to deliver qualified prospects in a competitive environment but she also learned that the results are not accidental. She saw that producing sustained results requires professional management and an understanding of the dynamic nature of search engines. Indirectly she saw what Directory One does better than anyone else.

Andrea's combination of experience, professionalism and enthusiasm makes her a fantastic addition to the Directory One team.

Join us in welcoming all the new members of Directory One. They join an organization dedicated to making your internet marketing efforts your best sales producer. If you ever have a question or need assistance, don't hesitate to call anyone at Directory One and Artistic Video Productions. We're proud to be a part of your team and look forward to helping you even greater results.

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