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Old February 1st, 2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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should i promote my name, or my business name?

Hey I was wondering what would be better, promoting my name , or my business name on my website?
I produce, shoot, direct and edit everything on my web site. and right now on my site my company name is the main title people see.

I produce music videos, and band promo videos. I know some people have there name on there website vs a company name. I'm thinking for what I am doing and what I want to do that I should have my Name as the main thing on my site. what are your thoughts?


my site is morganvisual.com if you goto it you can see.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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I'd suggest totally revamping your site. Not a fan of the layout at all. I don't like how the homepage is just various thumbnails to links, and there is no "About Us" page to goto.


It needs more hierachy to it:

Home page - Graphic & Brief info
About Us - Sell yourself & your bio
Videos - put you links on this page
Photography - Photos on this page if you plan on keeping & promoting them
Contact Us - Email & Ph#



Just my advice. But in my opinion your page is a little haphazard & like spaghetti thrown against the wall. Your videos seem good, I just think the page layout needs a bit of structure. To answer your original question, I think it'd be a good idea promoting the business, to make it seem you're a bit more that a one man operation, but then in the About Us page sell yourself & list your past work & bio.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 02:45 PM   #3
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:42 PM   #4
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David,

It really depends on what you want to do. Do you want to develop a company presence or do you want to develop yourself as a freelance shooter, editor, and producer. If you want to focus on directing promote your name.

You need to decide what direction you want to go in.

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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:24 PM   #5
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A few thoughts -

If you get sued in the future, whose name is more 'expendable'? Yours or your company's?

Are you planning on adding more individuals to your team?

When you meet clients, do you say 'we do this, we do that...' or 'I do this...'?

How are you accounts set up? Are you a recognized business? If yes, then do you bill people in that name or collect checks in that name? (Talk to a lawyer if you must)

Whatever you do, stick to one name, not two....you can go the car manufacturers' way and put your name on it (Ford, Benz, etc) or you can use web-savvy names that people can type in easily (google, yahoo, etc). Whatever gets you the deal the fastest.
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