Aside from the enjoyment of the exercise itself, the view of the Grand Teton from the top was the best part of the tour up Mt. Taylor on Saturday. Not only has it been cold, but we have received very little snow this month and the skiing has been, well, variable. “Pray for snow” is becoming more like a desperate plea rather than the common ski-town catch phrase it’s know as. Better conditions for cruising the groomers with the kids than searching for untracked…’cause it’s hard to find these days.
Circumerro Media recently finished work on a new website for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA). AFFTA’s new site is a portal to the organization’s online services for manufacturers, retailers, manufacturers’ representatives, travel companies, media producers and education and conservation organizations.
Dedicated to the sustained growth of the industry, AFFTA looked to Circumerro Media for a fresh and informative site to complement the fast-growing industry. The project stressed clear communication of the AFFTA mission, online membership conversion and the implementation of a content management system for AFFTA staff.
Working closely with AFFTA board members, Circumerro developed fluid navigation elements and compelling visuals wrapped around the core AFFTA values to drive the new site. “AFFTA’s strong industry roots and clear goals, along with excellent project dialogue, enabled this initiative to run seamlessly,” added Noah Waterhouse, Creative Services Director at Circumerro.
“We are very excited to be able to launch this new site, which we feel will be an outstanding resource for understanding all the good works of AFFTA including fly fishing education, member benefits, national lobbying efforts, and industry news,” stated Steve Sullivan, AFFTA Board Member and Membership Committee Chair.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort recently unveiled a shiny new aerial tram. To kick off the weekend-long launch party, the festivities opened with a night of fireworks and the first public glimpse of the new big red box. Circumerro created a slide show for the evening of vintage photos set to rocking music. As the crowds cheered the new Tram, fireworks lit up the sky and the slide show looped on the JumboTron, spanning photos from the original tram up to the present.
Our client Epicquest has hired Circumerro Media to build their online brand experience with a website to launch in February 2009.
Adventure Travel Alert: EpicQuest Launches with Premium Adventure Itineraries, Exclusive International Destinations and World-Class Athletes
Today’s launch of EpicQuest marks a new era in international adventure travel. Offering a diverse portfolio of high-intensity travel itineraries across a range of sports categories and destinations, EpicQuest provides a backstage pass to the greatest travel adventures in the world.
EpicQuest has retained a distinguished roster of world-class athletes to guide many of its excursions. Already on board are Olympic skier Tommy Moe, surf legend Laird Hamilton, legendary free-skier Jeremy Nobis, and big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones. Renowned female skiers, such as Lyndsey Dyer, have also joined EpicQuest’s team.
Planet Jackson Hole—a news source in the Jackson valley dedicated to community politics, arts, music and culture—has recently investigated the rise of blogs and alternative media sites cropping up in the tight knit mountain community. The topic hits close to home for us (Circumerro Media) as we have recently launched a hyperlocal online news platform: 22Local.
A concept that was carefully incubated, 22Local went live in beta version in early November. Expect to see an expanded release rolled out soon after the new year. The road is admittedly long ahead, but in true Kevin Costner form, we have faith that in building it, the new form of online news will come.
The article copy is pasted below, or see the original here. Note—it’s a lengthy read, so scroll to towards the bottom if you just want to “media snack” on the Circumerro portion.
In an era of overlooked Christmas fruitcakes and season’s greeting cards, we have developed a token calling card: the holiday mockumentary. What started with the Yule Tide Ride and Save the Elves has led to an annual office tradition of creating a holiday web video. This year’s project, ReNOGable.org provides a solution to the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
The wayward Elves have finally made it home to the North Pole, but in their wake they left the making of a perfect solution to America’s dependence on foreign oil. L.J. Loggerfoot, the investigative reporter from South Dakota, tips off Latham, who works through his trusted lieutenants (Candice, Belmont and Zippy) to discover the next great alternative fuel.
So whether you are topping off your car, snow blower or chainsaw, Circumerro has discovered something that might just change the world.
The latest Bank of Jackson Hole ad, in a series covering local businesses, features Latham Jenkins. The innovative campaign has relied on local faces, entrepreneurs and businesses to tell the story of Bank of Jackson Hole’s unique position in a world of mega-banks. Latham was a natural fit for the campaign with his own success story founding our very own Circumerro Media. The ad runs in the Jackson Hole News & Guide and the Jackson Hole Daily.
The ad copy:
Latham Jenkins moved to Jackson in 1990 with a Subaru and a camera that never rested. After a few years as a river guide and ski instructor, he recognized his passion for storytelling and set out to launch a media business. He turned to us first. We listened to his story and put together financing to get his business off the ground. Being 100% independent is handy that way. Today Circumerro Media turns heads with award-winning publications and creative services. And Bank of Jackson Hole is helping businesses daily with our own locally headquartered, owned, managed and 100% independent services. Launching a creative media firm might not be in your future, but whatever your story is, we answer to one person: You.
The Elves have moved on from Jackson Hole but in their wake they left the makings of the next generation of alternative fuel. The Circumerro crew is busy following up on the idea and capturing it on video to share in the holiday cheer and help move America off foriegn oil. We will be announcing our discovery next week and you can see it at reNOGable.org.
NPR recently aired a story covering online advertising that struck a chord with those of us in the online media world. The piece explored the effectiveness of an online advertising campaign employing successful site analytics, while also delving into the legal issues surrounding browsing history information that is protected under privacy acts.
The story had multiple discussion points, but one specifically caught our interest. Our practical, but often overlooked take-away: there is a wealth of public information out there on browsing history. Wow, breaking news you might be thinking. While not tapping into this information, it’s almost as archaic as your parents’ dial-up connection, the next step is the often-overlooked clincher.
Circumerro Media, which has worked on the recent Bank of Jackson Hole advertising campaign, announced a host of new projects. The bank campaign highlights how the institution has served the community and its members. “Circumerro’s creativity has shined throughout the campaign, and we are pleased to see our hard work come to light in such a refreshing campaign that is getting noticed,” said Scott Yandell, CEO of Bank of Jackson Hole. Karastan, a Georgia-based manufacturer of classically inspired carpets and rugs, recently signed Circumerro to implement a new Internet presence. The American Fly Fishing Trade Association also recently selected Circumerro to design and implement a new Internet presence. AFFTA is the primary fly fishing trade organization. Its mission is to promote the sustained growth of its industry.