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: Digital Artist John Hammink Is On A Mission To Prevent Art Director Burnout

 

Chicago, IL – There is a continual problem that exists in the halls of advertising. Art directors great and small are stretched to their mental limits and are forced to come up with all sorts of new images, themes and concepts. It is not uncommon for them to reach a road block and then completely shut down and even be replaced. Up until recently this was a serious problem and even stock images couldn’t fully give enough creative juice to these ad guys. Now there is one artist who transpires beauty, aesthetic form that inspires and creates powerful vision. This is enough to rekindle the dying embers of creativity and make it reborn again into a raging inferno.

John Hammink is a man of many talents ranging from fine art, music, and an absolute visionary when it comes to the digital realm. Hammink is offering these new images for advertising and promotional use. These are to be used in the same likes as stock images and royalty free images. The upside here is that this artwork is delicate and shows many gradual color shifts that are unique to this particular style of fractal design. These images are superior to many of the fractal abstract designs commonly found with big name stock image providers. The images are unique because they are created through a unique formula that involves a lot of thought and some proprietary techniques. The results are nothing short of stunning. The end result is amazing and would take a traditional photoshop  artists many hours to even come close to the details and intricate quality that John delivers.

These images are also great for helping art directors overcome artistic burnout. They can be used straight off the disc as is or they can be enhanced or used as backgrounds in complex animations in post production. These are very versatile. Now the best part about it is that there are many to choose from and they can be scaled in great size. The uses range from print, digital web media, social media, post production, wall hanging installations, table top, fashion, package design and more. The collection is known as, “Spectral Images” and these are now available for purchase. The fun part about these images is the versatility and multi-use. Now art directors and creative directors can pick from thousands of visually complex and dense color images and have them delivered digitally in real time. This is great for advertising agencies under crunching deadlines.

Ted Cantu at Hot Metro Finds is bringing John Hammink’s work to the masses. Right now we are in production to deliver high quality art images to not only advertising agencies but to interior decorators, visual display companies and more. The real question is – “How Will You Use YOUR Spectral Images?”. The digital formats are very versatile and lend themselves to a wide range of applications. This is getting a lot of attention in the Chicago market and the company is getting some traction on the web.

Cantu used to work with John Hammink on a multi media theater troupe called, Cross Currents. This Ann Arbor based theater company used visual arts and music to create some interesting live experiences. The art was created right in front of the audience while experimental music was played. Now Ted Cantu is back in collaboration with Hammink and is promoting the art work into popular niche markets.

About Spectral Images
John Hammink Spectral Images is based in Chicago, and offers complex and beautiful digital stock imagery for advertising agencies, design studios, post production, and commercial design houses. The art can be used for a wide range of applications  in different industries including financial, advertising, package design, restaurant design, interior design, animation and more.

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

 

How Do Our SEO, (Search Engine Optimization) Results
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Surprisingly pretty well…. Our SEO results have stood the
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We have created real results with our social media, SEO and online
marketing and have created substantial wealth for our clients.
That means:
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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: Queen + Adam Lambert Fans Trump Traditional Media Coverage W/ Social Media

 

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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.
Queen + Adam Lambert doing NOW IM HERE in Perth, Australia
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