Hot Metro Finds Creator Ted Cantu Featured On TV Show, “Self Talk” – in Metro Detroit, MI

DETROIT – Hey – its, “The Big Cantu” and we just taped an episode of, “Self Talk” the independently produced business television show out of West Bloomfield, Michigan. I was interviewed by Danco Sotirovski and Herb Martin. These two are unique personalities and work with entrepreneurs of all types in S.E. Michigan. Now the theme of the show is pretty interesting because it centers on how we talk to ourselves on a daily basis and how that – self talk – influences our outcomes.

Danco is an online marketer and a business entrepreneur based in Troy and Herb Martin is a college professor in psychology. I come along for the ride as an independent advertising entrepreneur and together we tackled 30 minutes on the air. I hoped my story comes across as believable and sincere but here is the thing. We got three personalities on the air from very different background trying to tell the – Ted Cantu story.

Hopefully, what comes across is this. I grew up in Muskegon early on and was inspired by the cities founder, Charles Hackley who was responsible for much of the towns early growth in the 1800’s. He was big into the lumber trade and put the town on the map. He also was responsible for creating some iconic buildings in the city including the Hackley Public Library. From there my family moved me to Bridgeport, CT where I encounted another larger than life figure – P.T. Barnum, (of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus fame).

Barnum was an interesting character from the 1800’s and in many ways was the great Godfather of Advertising. Around that same time I discovered Punk Rock  which was hugely influential on how I saw the world. I also grew up near New York so I was around lower Manhattan during the age of Warhol and post pop artists like Keith Harring. Saturday Night Live was a big influence too at the time because the cast was making a big noise in film and the show was challenging convention. MTV was another big influence too that came around the same time and what I walked away with was the thought that, “Anything was possible.”

During the show it was a bit of a balancing act to stay on course. We did 5 tapings that day and my hosts didn’t know my story very thoroughly and I wanted to stay on track. The influences that I mentioned have great brands behind them. I was trying to communicate that many businesses in Metro Detroit and lack any sense of branding strategy and in self talk.

I was trying to make an illustration of my colorful background and how it relates to today. It’s interesting that I took the route of advertising over fine art over the years but after going through my story on TV it was pretty obvious.

So, we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully my message will come through and I will come off in a linear approach in delivery.

I see a lot of disconnect too in my life and in my daily interactions with the Michigan audience. Where I say, “push the boundaries of convention” and “raise the roof” a lot of the businesses that I come into contact with are fine with their little pitiful 10% off coupons. I see a lot of these kinds of businesses go under.

This is a huge topic and I will be commenting on it more in detail.

The show will come out sometime next week and I will be posting links to it on here.

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Ted Cantu: How To Brand Your Business – With Social Media – HOT METRO FINDS

 

 

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HOT METRO FINDS: Queen + Adam Lambert Fans Trump Traditional Media Coverage W/ Social Media

 

THE BIG QUESTION: Do Journalists Even Go To These Shows That They Write About?
The recent Queen tour with Adam Lambert has reached epic proportions on the web. It has literally continued with a life all its own. The fans are nothing short of fanatical and the audience is not only supportive but interactive. They have reported on the smallest details of the day to day activities of their hero Adam Lambert. The music of Queen has been given new life and meaning and rock and roll has a new face. That energy — that action — has permeated throughout the social media landscape and it is nothing short of amazing.
This sort of activity has brought as much as 155 people a minute to my websites. This isn’t paid web traffic but real people in real time talking about their musical adoration. The fans have journalistic integrity and will engage other fans to share a growing collection of live concert photos that the mainstream media have missed. They also have included video footage of concerts and have even recreated entire concerts on Youtube. These video clips have been strung together.
Meanwhile the mainstream media has been somewhat absent. The reports in Michigan were really offbeat and flat out weird. There was very little mentioned about the Queen show with Adam Lambert at the Palace of Auburn Hills but it was hardly anything noteworthy. Who ever wrote about seemed to miss the concerts popular significance on the pop culture landscape. After reading a couple of the local press reviews I am convinced that who ever wrote them didn’t even attend the concert — which makes their observations a complete fabrication. They piss on their public. Fair enough.
In contrast, the fans have over stepped their bounds and have filled in the journalist shoes and have delivered extensive concert information from the tours various cities including New York, Chicago and Atlantic City. There have been reports on Adam Lamberts fashions, his choice of eyewear, his shopping habits, and even fan art. There has been a rebirth of rock music in the popular mainstream and major media seems to have missed that. Maybe they don’t care. After all their bread and butter comes from doing reports on local government embezzlement, closed highways and school closings…. real pedestrian fare. That would never translate into a ravenous fan base under any circumstances.
There was that lackluster review from some reporter in Las Vegas. That guy may have attended the show but he was hardly a fan. His references about the shows content was so off base that I wonder if he really even knew what the songs were about. The early references to Queen’s first three albums were spotty and misguided but carried some sense of truth. There was a fantasy element about Queen’s early work but it never defined their entire career.  There seemed to be a bit of anger behind his words. In contrast to the fans and the band, the relationship that matters most, the mainstream media was totally left out.
This set list has brought the classic rock era in tune with a pop icon of this generation to make something sensational. It’s off the charts and it is a living, breathing, dynamo that has taken off to Australia, Asia and now the tour will go back to the UK.
Queen guitarist Brian May is somewhat taken aback and was reported to have said, “I’m not going to stop until my fingers fall off !!” I take great comfort in that because watching these guys play on stage is truly magical. When you see a rock band like this come together and see it touch generations young and old is truly amazing.
The fans are oblivious to the rank reviews and half hearted attempts to stay interested. They have taken the role of reporter, video VJ,  photographer and have stepped over mainstream media and are communicating to one another — fan to fan — and don’t give a damn about what what it thinks.
That is exciting. For us. For them. For everyone.
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HOT METRO FINDS: 30th Anniversary of Van Halen “1984” – Angry Mainstream Media Sounds Off

 

DETROIT:  Who the hell is running the media these days? Where are they hiring these people from and what makes them qualified to report on – anything?  Just recently another angry young “journalist” was informing the masses that Eddie Van Halen was the “Douchiest” (is that even a word…? Hmm) guitarist of all time. This came off a list of some sort that also included the likes of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Rick Nielsen.

Van Halen, “1984” made the Rolling Stone magazine’s top 100 albums of all time. The tour stamped a final signature on what was Van Halen and also signaled the end of the band until 1997 when they reuniuted, (minus bassist Michael Anthony). The tour was pretty tight too. I was there. I caught the show over at the DC Capital Center in Maryland. They rolled through the concert with no hiccups. A year prior Van Halen made a spectacle out of themselves at the US Festival in California. Singer, David Lee Roth was drunk and out of control, swearing loudly, and forgetting his own lyrics throughout the performance. I don’t think anyone knew that this was going to be the absolute last time the band would ever hit the stage together.

After the 1984 tour MTV was plastered with some premium rock videos from the band for the first time ever. “Panama”, “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher” were the standards on the video playlist and they were really well made unlike the videos from the, “Diver Down” album. Van Halen gave us six solid albums that wrote the blueprint of how metal pop music was to be played and inspired 1000’s of bands. How many journalists did the guy over at the Village Voice inspire?

While you on the floor at your momma’s house playing with Teddy Ruxpin, I was out in the real world seeing REAL CULTURE…. and that’s the way I roll today.

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TED CANTU: Search Engine Optimization Results – Local Search 2 Years Later

 

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HOT METRO FINDS: The Great Chicago Fire Festival 2014 – What Happened?

What Happened At The Great Chicago Fire Festival?
Well, there was a whole lotta waiting and a whole lotta nothing. We were out there standing in the cold for two hours waiting for some fire. We saw the great procession of a choir, a guy banging on a gong, and some fire cauldrons dragged by kayaks and then …. silence.
Hot Metro Finds was there for one of the biggest art flops in Chicago history.We were there for a unique experience…. and here is what we found.
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HOT METRO FINDS: What Does It Take To Brand Your Business?

Must see! Don’t miss out! Make money by making your own products and selling them. You can get it packaged by Gables Cosmetics. S. Miller, the chemist of the company, explains what it takes to make your products, what are the ingredients, how much it will cost him, and what do you need to market.

Learn how women will buy your product line; do you want natural or not. Get business advice. Learn how the first soap and shampoo were made and who made it first. Do you want to make silicone for shiny hair? Learn where to get it; what chemical companies have it, and how to market it. Learn how was Redken created.

How many product lines did Jerry Redding make and lose it to his women (wives at a time). About Nexus, Joico, Sebastian, Paul Mitchel and L’Oreal. How did L’Oreal win over Clairol. Does it mean Clairol is not “worth it?” Most products have the same ingredients, but different sales pitches make different prices. To buy brand or not to buy brand. Shampoo ingredients; water, SLS (sodium Laureth Lulfate) or Ammonium Laureth Sulfate; those are the ingredients, the rest are buffers for marketing. Thick or thin shampoo; the salt is the matter. Salt makes shampoo to thicken, but, is it good for you? How much do you pay for shampoo. How much does it cost. $14 cents a gallon for gel? Yes, it is possible. Watch how S. Miller makes gel in front of your eyes; water, carbopol, color and perfume.

Add salt if you want it to magically turn into a spray gel. About Johnny B and his gel accident that became a popular gel. Learn about cuticle oil, it’s pricing and mineral oil as the main ingredient. Did Germans invent the detergent. What company started to manufacture silicone; is it really made of sand? Is coconut oil organic; do they mix acetone with it? Gel or mouse? Which one to chose as a styling aid for your hair. An eye opener video, so much information for cosmetologists, barbers, beauty school students, salon professionals, entrepreneurs who would like to make money by making their own products through private labeling and making it a popular brand. Where to sell it; is Costco a good choice to diversify your products that were exclusive to salons when you started to market it.

Learn marketing techniques. Video by beautyhealthtravel channel. Guest speaker S. MIller.

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TED CANTU – HOT METRO FINDS: How Does Our Google SEO Stands Up 3 Years Later?

 

“Can You Believe We Are Still On Page 1 – 3 Years Later ??!!”
Are you looking for real SEO RESULTS that will stay on page one – pretty much indefinitely? Here are the results we did for Ronnies Jewelry and Loans 3 years ago…. and guess what.
They’re still on page one !!
These sites have been holding their top position spots all this time. That means that they do not have to really be tuned up very much. We are occupying the top spots which is nice. We now have time to focus on other things like brand building, social media, posting stories, and creating smart web traffic purchases. This free’s up a lot of time.
There are many web sites out there that are competing for eyeballs out there. Everyone is shouting at once and trying to get attention. The web is getting more congested each and every day.That is why it is important to grab the top spots.
This company is positioned to win but the battle is far from over. But this is the first step you need to take so you can take your brand closer to being a household name. It is also great for establishing leverage in your industry and with your competitors.
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HOT METRO FINDS Riot Fest 2014 Review – TED CANTU On The Scene

 

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Riot Fest 2014
You had to be there !!  If you have never seen this festival up close you need to be there in 2015. This is THE Alternative Music festival to hit. We covered three days of music with Weezer, The Cure, Janes Addiction, Black Joe Lewis, Title Fight, Circa Survive, Tegan and Sara, The Buzzcocks, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, Of Mice and Men, The Offspring, Rise Against, NOFX, The Pizza Underground and much much more…..
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