A Nexus of Anniversaries

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
July 13, 2012

NexusToday I celebrate a couple of anniversaries that are from different parts of my life, yet are strangely related. First, it was on this day 20 years ago that I quit smoking once and forever. It is an accomplishment that I am still very proud of, as I explain in greater detail in today’s blog at my personal website.

It is also a wedding anniversary of sorts for my wife Karyn and I. Now those of you who know us best may be confused right now, as you know our actually anniversary is in December. But we were married on a Friday the 13th (in December 1996) and have celebrated every Friday the 13th since as a quasi-anniversary and a nod to our bold decision to defy all convention and superstition (not only was it Friday the 13th, but we got married in Las Vegas). The irony here is that this second anniversary would not exist without the first, as Karyn (who I affectionately call an anti-smoking Nazi) has made it clear that it is highly unlikely we would have gotten together in the first place had I still been a smoker.

The bottom line is, in either of these case there was no guarantee of success. Still, I haven’t smoked in 20 years and will live out my days as a non-smoker, while Karyn and I have now spent 187 glorious months together and our bond is stronger than ever.

I guess there’s something to be said for making good choices.

Ric Albano
Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Latest News

Business has been booming at 33 Dimensions as many new and exciting opportunities have been coming our way each week. This is due, in no small part, to some new affiliations with other fine businesses like Strella Social Media. An expert in all the latest methods of social marketing, Rachel Strella and her crew provide top notch service for businesses and deliver measurable results.

Olmsted Regional SoccerWe’re happy to welcome aboard a couple of new clients for whom we will be building websites for this summer. Olmsted Regional Soccer Association has been serving the communities of Highspire, Lower Swatara, Middletown, and Royalton since 1978 by providing kids an opportunity to be active through the game of soccer. The club started with 3 teams that first season and had grown to 26 teams with 316 children in 2011. The new site, OlmstedSoccer.org will be launched in mid-August in time for the Fall season.

 
Yoga 4 Healthful LivingWe’d also like to welcome Yoga 4 Healthful Living, whose mission is to offer a safe and supportive atmosphere for group classes, private sessions, and workshops. They do this for customers in the Harrisburg area by teaching the healing potential of yoga in a way that is appropriate to the age, condition, and life of the student. 33 Dimensions will be launching the site Yoga4HealthfulLiving.com in September.


Client News

Sound Off for VetsVideos of performances from the 2012 Sound Off for Vets benefit show have been posted at the site. The high-def videos were captured by Tim Dyer of DyersWorld.com, who donated his talents to the event, and feature performances by Shift Seven, Michael Anthony Smith and the Dirty Thieving Gypsies, Chris Nelson, and Rhyne McCormick.

 
Harrisburg Suburban LeagueThe Harrisburg Suburban Little League recently wrapped up another successful regular season of competitive and instructive baseball with the Lower Swatara team taking the top division championship for 2012. We’re happy to have provided website support for HSLL for 4 years now and would like to congratulate to all involved on another great season.

 
Classic Rock ReviewAfter naming Neil Young’s Harvest Moon as album of the year for 1992, Classic Rock Review began its look at the classic year of 1967 with a 2400-word double review of The Doors’ first two albums, The Doors and Strange Days. The site will continue publishing album reviews from 1967 through the summer.

 
Big Blue BullfrogEditor-in-Chief J.D. Cook attended Coldplay’s concert in Philadelphia last week with his little brother, and decided to do a three part profile on the band at Big Blue Bullfrog. Along with a review of the show, this included a history and discography and a look at Coldplay’s latest album Mylo Xyloto.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Summer Sunshine

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
June 20, 2012

SummerThe Most Sunshine of Any Day of the Year!

Happy summer everyone! I’d like to take this opportunity to re-introduce my web design business, 33 Dimensions, LLC. We provide Web Design, Website Management, and many other services for small businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs, and non-profit groups. Our specialty is helping our clients grow and we work hard to go above and beyond to help them realize their online promise. We can work with you at any stage of your online experience, whether you’re brand new and need a site from scratch, would like to upgrade an existing site, or just need some consultation on the latest trends and technologies.

Most of all, we provide service at the lowest practical cost and strive to reach 100% customer satisfaction. Please visit 33Dimensions.com for more information, our latest specials, and a portflio of our past work. Or please feel free to send me an email ric@33dimensions.com or call me on my cell at (717) 829-4221.

Ric Albano
Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Why Do I Need a Website?

Simply put, a website along with a solid social media strategy is the most cost-effective means of advertising. The Internet is revolutionizing entire markets, allowing all businesses, large or small, the same opportunity to market their products and services in an effective and appealing manner.

Compared with attracting new customers through traditional advertising or conventional marketing, a Website is amazingly low cost and the possibilities are endless. Search engines, referrals and the vast linking mechanics of the worldwide web provide volumes of “foot traffic” unimaginable in a “brick and mortar” storefront setting.

What if my business sells products I don’t think can be sold online?

If you have a business, you should have a website. Period. Even if you deal with products and services that can’t be sold directly online, you must have a presence so that customers can find you. More than 20 million shoppers are now online, and when they are not purchasing many of them are “window shopping”. Don’t have the shutters closed when they come looking for you.

That said, it’s not enough that you just have a website. You must have a professional-looking site if you want to be taken seriously. Since many consumers now search for information online prior to making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar store, your site may be the first chance you have at making a good impression on a potential buyer.


Client News

Classic Rock ReviewLast week, Classic Rock Review published a special feature on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles First Abbey Road Session. The site is also currently featuring album reviews from the year 1992, with that year’s album of the year to be announced next week.

 
Keystone Rock ReviewOur newest site, Keystone Rock Review was launched last month as a successor to DAMES of PA. This site will focus on Pennsylvania music, artists, and events from both the present and past. The first big feature was a four-article profile on the legendary Philadelphia band The Hooters.

 
On April 21st, The Badlees released their first ever compilation album, spanning their first 22 years as a band. See Me As a Picture, The Best So Far, 1990-2012 contains 16 classic hits along with 2 new songs from the band. The CD can be purchased at the Badlees Online Store.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Super Bowl XLVI

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
January 31, 2012

Super Bowl XLVIBig Blue Returns to the Big Game

Hey, how about those G-men! (that’s the New York Giants for you non-football fans). At the time of our last newsletter on Christmas Eve, they were 7-7 and on the verge of being eliminated. Then with big wins over the Jets and Cowboys, they “snuck” into the playoffs at 9-7. Then the real fun began – a huge win against Atlanta in the Wildcard round, a flawless performance in Green Bay in the Divisional Playoff, and an overtime head-knocker against San Francisco in the NFC Championship. Now the Giants face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday, Feburary 5th, in a rematch of the thrilling game four years ago which the Giants won 17-14. Now my intent here is not to isolate Patriot fans, but the “big blue” in our fast-growing site BigBlueBullfrog.com did originate from the Giants. Enjoy the game everyone!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


New Web Packages for 2012

We have put together a couple of economical web packages for new sites. Each package includes initial design and a year of domain registration and hosting. We will design your site using a content management system (CMS) which will allow you to make easy updates to your site anytime, anywhere, and without any deep technical knowledge.

Basic Packages starting at $599.00 USD
Economy Packages starting at $399.00 USD

We also have great rates for redesigning, upgrading, or maintaining current websites as well as all the other services we offer. For further information call (717) 829-4224 or submit a request here.


Writers Wanted!

As our sites continue to grow, we have expanded to cover many subjects and areas for which we need talented writers and editors to sustain the content. These subjects include new and classic rock music, current events, movie reviews, game reviews, lifestyle, sports, philosophy, politics, editorials, and business copy. The actual literature required ranges from simple blogs (or even “tweets”) to multi-thousand word, in-depth profiles. Anyone interested please email us at info@33dimensions.com for further information.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review has migrated to a new, permanent home at www.ClassicRockReview.com (it had been at Classic.ModernRockReview.com for the first year of its existence). The site is currently exploring albums from the great year of 1977.

 
Cygnus WaveCygnus Wave Records has added song pages for all of its artists, which each include lyrics, song information, and the ability to listen to each song in total. Since 2005, Cygnus Wave had seven album releases.

 
Big Blue BullfrogBigBlueBullfrog.com is benefitting greatly from the Super Bowl run of the New York Giants. The site also continues to expand and currently features an exploration of the musical sub-genre Nerd Rock and is offering strong coverage of the 2012 Election, with a correspondent on the ground in Florida tonight covering that state’s primary.

 
Modern Rock ReviewThe Latest Modern Rock Review feature is an article on Americana legend Steve Earle. The site, which got a recent facelift for 2012, will soon be doing features on rock bands The Black Keys and Foo Fighters, as well as a review of the latest album by Van Halen.

 
Dollars for DianeDiane Kovaleski turned 35 yesterday (January 30th). In 2007 at the age of 30, Diane suffered a major stroke which the doctors initially said she would not survive for more than a week. But Diane is a fighter and she carries on despite her maladies. Back in that first year, a benefit called Dollars for Diane was established by her friends and family to raise funds for Brain Injury Research and a scholarship for Diane’s young daughter. In 2010, Pennsylvania musicians donated their songs create the Dollars for Diane Compilation CD, which is still available for only $5, which gets donated to this great cause.

 
The Badlees are planning a big year in 2012, which may include two new albums – a “Best of” collection and a whole new album of original material – plus a DVD documentary of the band as well as a major motion picture featuring their music. The band has also begun booking live dates for 2012.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


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