Saturday, June 23, 2007

Your Life from 0- to 60, or 90 MPH. I'm Not a Quitter!

I can't wait to see this movie! My friend and business partner, Steve Levine of Steve Levine Real Estate Media introduced me to Ruben Gonzalez, The Lugeman (three-time Olympic Gold Medalist). I have been listening to his CD and it is inspiring. This is going to be a great movie for the winner-minded, check it out and "Pass It On!". You will be hearing more about it soon! Get caught up in THE VORTEX!

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Groundbreaking: "Movers and Shakers" TV Segment Airs on The Houston Manufacturers Show

Yikes! I am a TV personality now. Seriously, Kevin Price of the Houston Business Show radio program continues to reinvent himself and he brings his entourage to a great platform. In this segment, we talk about "Innovations in Marketing". Mark Jeffrey of and my client Noel Halgreen, President of Sona Medspa interact and dialogue about ways to market effectively. Noel mentions Kathie Turner's blog (a must see). Thanks Kevin for bringing my client and I along!
See the clip: Innovations in Marketing
Hear the follow-up podcast: Follow-up discussion

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Live from Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood and Beverly Hills!

Had a chance to do a live podcast from Hollywood. We have all seen the "H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D" sign located on the hill, but that proved illusive for me as I tried to get access to it - driving the winding roads and in the neighborhoods, trying to get a good photo. Well, rather than Google an appropriate image to pirate, I thought this one would be better, given the nature of the podcast discussion. I actually got to meet Chris Gardner (the movie subject) and Mark Clayman the Executive Producer for the book and movie (sorry I misquote his name in my podcast) while attending the "WELL DONE AWARDS". They were on their way to speak at the annual Walmart stockholder's meeting and would be meeting with the DVD buyer who happens to be the 4th most influential person in Hollywood, as he buys DVDs in the millions. Hope you like the podcast. Get caught up in THE VORTEX!

Live from Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood and Beverly Hills

Leading-edge marketing dialogue. A Podcast “From the Front Lines” by Andy Valadez, President and CEO of Marketing Dynamics, Visit:, “Because the market never stays the same”.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Miltonio - musician and audio artist

Had a chance to interview "Miltonio" regarding his musical interests and big push in the market to work with other musicians, movies, the latin scene, fashionistas, software games, satellite radio, iTunes, and business recording. Miltonio has mastered the art of combining cultures, colors, and sound.

An Interview with “Miltonio” musician and audio artist

Miltonio is an amazing master musician on his way to the top who has played with well-known stars and great venues. Listen to his story and his amazing journey to integrate sound, color, and cultures.

Leading-edge marketing dialogue. A Podcast “From the Front Lines” by Andy Valadez, President and CEO of Marketing Dynamics, Visit:, “Because the market never stays the same”. Get caught up in THE VORTEX!

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

My Whirlwind Trip to "The OC", Disney, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood

Wow! Just got back from a working vacation in beautiful Southern California. My clients and friends Leesa and Denny Bellesi, authors of "The Kingdom Assignment", honored my wife and I with a "WELL DONE AWARD" at the first annual awards night recognizing 30 other recipients (read more about the event at the links above).

We turned this opportunity into a vacation with our two young girls, Kayla and Kenna, and spent a relaxing but fast-paced week on Balboa Island (south of LA). Had a chance to do my very first YouTube diary from Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and a podcast that I will post later. Spent some quality time with a new author and movie client at the posh Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills (members only).

Had a chance to meet and see a few stars; but basically, I enjoyed that my wife and family had a chance to meet some of the people we see on TV and in theatres, hear on the radio, read about, and watch on DVD at home (i.e., Chris Gardner the subject of the movie "Pursuit of Happyness", Mark Clayman, Executive Producer for the movie "Pursuit of Happyness", Mario Bernheim, one of the original founders of HBO "Comic Relief", American Idol stars Katharine McPhee and Chris Sligh, gospel singer Bebe Winans, actress Lin Ciangio, and of course Mickey Mouse, etc.).

My wife usually shuns the limelight, but I had to take a few pictures for her to prove to her co-workers that she really did meet some of these people, etc. My young girls fit in well on the scene, asking more about Kahtarine McPhee's puppy and going for their personal glam shots at their private tea party on the island and a chance to take a "kewl" photo with their favorite star Mickey! Get caught up in THE VORTEX!

My wife Tina with American Idol singer Chris Sligh

My first YouTube diary, recorded on Sunset Blvd. Hollywood

Gospel Singer Bebe Winans and American Idol Katharine McPhee on stage at "The WELL DONE AWARDS" - The Kingdom Assignment

My Girls with "Mega Star" Mickey - Disneyland

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