But sometimes a decision-maker actually starts reading. Now what? If you’re inept, you write something smarmy, wimpy or gushingly over-the-top, ensuring yourself a permanent place in a spam file.
Yesterday I received a b-to-b prospecting email that was refreshingly good. Honest, believable and real. A nice change from the usual verbal flatulence. Here it is in its entirety. See if Brenna keeps you reading as she did me.
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Dear Esteemed Colleague,
I know what you’re thinking—a salutation like that can only mean one thing… mass-e-mail-cold-sales-‘call’-press-delete. But wait! You’ll have to forgive the impersonal nature of an e-mail, but I wanted to reach out to you at The Response Agency using a digital method (you’ll see why, below)…
My name is Brenna MacPherson and I am the Production Manager at Geomedia, Inc. We are a turnkey production and post-production house located in San Antonio, Texas. Yes, I said Texas. We don’t all wear cowboy boots. And not everyone can pull off a white Stetson cowboy hat. But what some of us, myself included, lack in outward, physical “Texas Pride” (I prefer sneakers to boots), I like to think we make up for in pride for what we do. In fact (cue sales pitch), here is a link to our demo reels….and I can assure you….it’s some work that we’re pretty proud of:
Here’s the thing. We like to play in every department. We’ve got a 2-ton Grip & Electric truck. We like to view our subjects through the eye of the RED One Camera. We use 35mm Zeiss super speed film lenses, which, while shooting at 4K, allow for incredible, versatile digital moving images that might just blow your mind….just sayin’. Throw in a talented in-house post-production team, add an award-winning 3D and 2D animation department, and you round out a results-driven (and proven) team….Oh yeah, and we also happen to be a whole lot of fun to work with. We think so, anyway.
From developing and animating a 3D character for a traditional TV commercial, to shooting live action HD or film for theatrical distribution, to creating video content for mobile devices, Geomedia is your production partner with over 16 years of experience doing what we do.
Need to strike up a friendship with a remote vendor? We’ve got your location, casting, and crew needs covered, too. We “know a guy” (or two) in every department.
Basically, we want to be of use to you. We’re not here to step on other vendors’ toes. We’re here to make a few friends, maybe expand our geographic horizons, a bit. Give us a call, shoot me a line, or stop by our website: http://geomedia.com. Of course, you can also find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @Geomedia.
C’mon….aren’t you just a little bit curious…??
Cheers, and thanks for your time!
4242 Medical Drive, Ste.4200
San Antonio, TX 78229