Q: What is this site, exactly?
A: This site is an opportunity.
I’ve been missing out on opportunities to expose the world to my experiences and to share my skills.
Working for The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub and sister restaurant ZuZu for the past decade has taught me a few things about social media and branding for small businesses. I am responsible for establishing the social media outlets for both of these brands and initiating best practices for bands and promoters in Boston.
In December of 2010, I wrote this letter to encourage bands to move toward a social media based promotion system, and this has been a success.
My education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Class of 1998, BFA, Studio for Interrelated Media; Minor: Video) provided me with a life skillset of collaboration coupled with the latest technology. Post-college adulthood was a wonderful surprise filled with many challenges and obstacles. I’ve played in bands, co-hosted a successful podcast, produced successful events, welcomed artists to my hometown, worked local crew for a national touring band, and taught many students how to do the same. I’ve had plenty of jobs, relationships with other humans, dealt with my own suffering, and stared down personal demons. Now is the time where I decide to live my life.
I’ve got great people in my life that I am compelled to give back energy to.
I will teach, write, review your product, manage your social media & web presence, consult about your band / brand / business, and create some cool images for print or web along the way.
This website is an open door to my world, and it’s open to you.
Q: Was that a pitch for your services? How do you make money?
A: You’ve got that right. This is a pitch for what I can provide to you. I won’t work at a cut-rate. Have you heard of this philosophy? “Work for free or for full price. Never for cheap”. I like that. For now, at least. Invoicing and estimates will always be the last part of our conversation.
Q: Aren’t you a DJ and spoken word performer?
I sure am! I spin metal punk, and hip hop. Email me if you want to turn your party out!
Spoken word and speaking appearances are rare, I’ll be sure to let you know if I’m speaking.
Q: What’s with all the talk about comics and music on the front page?
A: This is my all inclusive website. Anything and everything will go here!
Q: What else do you have in store for us here?
A: Surprises, book reviews, exclusive content, interesting blog posts, promotions, and party invites.
Q: Do you have a sponsor for this site?
A: Comic books will link to the LeaguePodcast sponsor, TFAW.com - Things From Another World (No matter your’re in to, they’ve got just the thing for your collection!). This helps us with bandwidth and domain name costs over there. On book reviews, I’ll post my Amazon referral code. Any solciited reviews will be published with full disclosure. I am open to advertising opportunities, expecially for comic books, comic related items, book stores or independent businesses. Please contact me at email@example.com to discuss.
Q: I really like what you do, can I donate to help you run your site?
Of course! This helps me with bandwidth and domain registration.
I wish you all the best! Be the best, eat the best, breathe the best, take the best, and leave the rest! — Clay N. Ferno (Clay Fernald), July 9, 2011