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Chicago & SoCal trip Coming Together

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Hey everyone! I’m heading to Chicago later this month and San Diego/LA early August. I’ll be visiting some friends and doing some work. There’s also a good chance I may be in Vegas to visit an old High School buddy who just started his business there. Email me if you’ll be in the area(s)!

info@michaeldonovanphotography.com

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Written by Michael Donovan

12/07/2010 at 12:12 am

Posted in Business, Life, Social

Sneak Peak of my New Site…

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I haven’t announced the updates on my twitter, tumblr or facebook. I’ve made updates to my website tonight and will be tweaking it throughout the day on Wednesday. Take a look:

http://michaeldonovanphotography.com/

Written by Michael Donovan

30/06/2010 at 1:01 am

Being Published & Being Hired

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I did a little marketing and sent out my editorials this first year in NY and had a very mild response. The problem was: I wasn’t sending enough out as frequently as I should.

This year that will change.

I’ll still keep running personal projects so everyone can see updated work, but I’ll focus a little heavier on getting clients and editorials published. It’s time.

Written by Michael Donovan

25/06/2010 at 10:20 pm

Posted in Business

Recently Finished Reading

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Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)
by William Poundstone

Written by Michael Donovan

30/05/2010 at 8:43 am

Posted in Business, Life

Job Description

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Since I was never given a job description when I started shooting, I decided to make my own. Here it goes:

JOB DESCRIPTION OF MICHAEL DONOVAN
• Make people and products look bad ass, rad, and totally cool
• Have fun
• Inspire others to work their hardest, experiment wisely, and to inspire others
• Smile
• Always be awesome
• Always turn a better profit than the previous year
• Make art that counts, matters, and excites people!
• Clean up after yourself
• Help other people achieve their goals
• Learn something every day; apply the new knowledge to make life more exciting
• Be accountable
• Do the right thing
• Help others
• Admit when I make a mistake and fix the problem as best I can as quickly as I can
• Frequently set and reach goals/objectives

I’m sure I’m missing a few things, but that is the base of the job description.

Written by Michael Donovan

04/05/2010 at 3:55 pm

Posted in Business

Self Promotion

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It feels awkward at first then it feels right!

PS, don’t forget to share this site with your friends: http://MichaelDonovanPhotography.com

Written by Michael Donovan

17/04/2010 at 11:49 am

Posted in Business

Luna Bar: Most Obnoxious Marketing campaign

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Since i’ve been riding my bike I’ve been carrying nutrition bars so I can get a boost of energy when I’m in the middle of nowhere. My favorite bar are the Lemon Zest Luna Bars. My beef with them is: their packaging clearly says “nutrition bar for women.” Really, that is just plain retarded. It’s not like they’re pumping it with estrogen and it doesn’t come with a break-away tampon.

The thing is, they’re distributed by Cliff Bar (who also makes great tasting bars). There is nothing that makes them gender specific. It’s just food!!! I can’t recall a single fruit in the world that only markets itself to women or men. But some genius at Cliff said “Hey! This has less calories! Let’s sell it to chicks!” (The website says it was an idea of the women at Cliff… so it appears Goodwill isn’t the only group hiring retards)

If anyone knows of a lemon flavored bar that is made “just for men,” please tell me. Until then: I’ll eat the Luna bars and say “Fuck you, Luna, for your shitty marketing strategy.”

Written by Michael Donovan

30/03/2010 at 11:25 am