Yesterday I was surprised and happy to see a glowing review of my latest Newsletter and my Newsletter in general on the ASMP Strictly Business blog by Blake Discher. In the blog post Blake goes on to say, “Michael has the most impressive, self-published, quarterly newsletter I’ve ever come across.”
I have attended a few of Blake’s excellent ASMP seminars over the years. In fact, an excerpt from my book Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer was published in the Fall 2012 issue of the ASMP Bulletin. That excerpt included an anecdote about how Blake’s SEO seminar led to my assignments in Patagonia over a three year period. To say the least I have learned quite a bit about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) from Blake through his seminars.
Later in his blog post, Blake goes on to say, “It’s an astonishing effort…” My thanks to Blake for promoting the Newsletter and for the high praise. It still remains to date my best marketing tool. If you would like to read more about the “Newsletter as a Marketing Tool” check out an interview I did with Rob Haggart for the aphotoeditor.com blog.
The ASMP Strictly Business blog is chocked full of good business ideas and advice from a wide variety of ASMP members and consultants. ASMP stands for the American Society of Media Photographers and it is the largest organization of its kind in the world. Its mission is to protect and promote the interests of independent photographers, to promote high standards and ethics, and to empower and educate professional photographers.
You can download the latest issue of the Newsletter by clicking on this link. If you would like to subscribe to the Newsletter please send me an email and I will add you to the mailing list. The Newsletter is a quarterly magazine that goes out when I get around to putting it together in between assignments. If you would like to check out back issues of the Newsletter you can find them on my website.