Friday, September 28, 2007

"Facing the Giants" a Podcast Interview with Stephen Kendrick, Co-writer and Producer

Stephen Kendrick, Sherwood Pictures

A "From the Front Lines" Podcast Interview with Stephen Kendrick, Co-writer and Producer of “Facing the Giants”

Stephen Kendrick is part of a dynamic group of movie makers creating inspiring stories that have resonated with their target audience of family with spiritual values. Sherwood Pictures was founded by Sherwood Baptist Church and has had their movies distributed by Provident Films a Sony Motion Pictures company. To learn more about Sherwood Pictures go to

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Business Partner Steve Levine, Publisher of Real Estate Executive Magazine Goes on TV

The "Movers and Shakers" TV segment airs on the "Houston Manufacturers" show on Phonoscope TV every Tuesday at 10am on-line and live downtown Houston on Business Channel 11. Steve was invited by Kevin Price, the show host, to appear with his business partner Andy Valadez of Marketing Dynamics and Michael Gray of Exit Realty Complete. Andy and Steve recently formed a joint venture Steve Levine Real Estate Media, LLC and have garnered the attention of Houston media with the access to great guests who offer their expertise for the public at large. The simple model started with this blog, a cover story guest appearance on the "Houston Home Show" radio program with Kevin Price and Mark Jeffrey and then an extension to the "Movers and Shakers" with more in development. Stay tuned. See the segment here: Real Estate

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On the set of the "Houston Manufacturers" TV Show

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Friday, September 21, 2007

"Bye, Bye Mrs. America Pie" - Tribute Video

Fellow Houston Business Hour advisor Jim O'Neill, President, of Lonestar Sound and Pictures creates a tribute video of the dynamic Trio "Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper" and the rest of the meaning behind the "American Pie" song by Don McLean. Since posting in January of this year, Jim has had over 800,000 downloads! "The Day the Music Died", a movie about The Big Bopper is planned to shoot in Houston in the Spring/Summer of 2008 (see article below). Get Caught up in The VORTEX!

"American Pie" by Don McLean (YouTube)

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Helloo Baby! "The Day the Music Died" to be Shot in Houston

It's official! The press release went out on Monday. Marketing Dynamics is assisting with the production of this larger than life figure and a look into Americana! The Big Bopper is a name we will all remember and J.P. Richards, Jr. will do his part to tell his father's story. The 50th anniversy of the dreadful plane crash is February 3, 2009. The movie makers hope to have the final cut in theatres to commemorate a story that deserves to be told. Get caught up in The VORTEX!

The Big Bopper on Dick Clark, 1957 (YouTube)

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Dynamic Business Relationships - "Movers and Shakers" TV Segment with Kevin Price and Crew

This segment aired 9/11 on "Houston Manufacturers" TV show, which broadcasts on Phonoscope Business Channel 11 in Downtown Houston and on The gentleman I reference in the clip who sent me an autographed copy of the book "It's Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men" was Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. Get Caught in The VORTEX!

See the clip here: "Who You KNow"

Proverbs 22:11

"A good name is more desirable than great riches, to be esteemed is better than silver or gold."

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Movers and Shakers Segment - The Raving Fan (on customer service)

This segment aired 9/4/07 on the Houston Manufacturers show, "Movers and Shakers" segment. This TV/web show airs every Tuesday at 10am (CST) on downtown Houston Business Channel 11, on PhonoScope. Interestingly, the segment gets over 40,000 downloads each month. View the segment here: Raving Fans

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Katharine McPhee at "The WELL DONE AWARDS"

Wow! I almost forgot I had this video. My clients and friends Denny and Leesa Bellesi invited my family and I to attend the "WELL DONE AWARDS" this summer at Coast Hills Church in Aliso Viejo, CA. I blog about the "Whirlwind Trip" to California on The VORTEX. (search for it). Anyway, I was going through my hardrive this morning and realized I had completely missed this video. American Idol Star, Katharine McPhee is amazing. She also received an award that evening. Get caught up in The VORTEX!

Katharine McPhee on stage at Coast Hills Church, "WELL DONE AWARDS"

My wife and I at Coast Hills Church, Aliso Viejo, CA - WELL DONE AWARDS

My girl Kayla, looks forward to the evening

My girls pose for the camera (Kenna, Kayla, and my wife Tina)

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Tropical Breeze - TropiCouture Podcast with Elite Fashion Designer Suzanne B

We recently had the opportunity to interview international fashion designer Suzanne B of TropiCouture. We have officially made the splash into the fashion world. Listen to this podcast and discover her world of beauty and elegance, designed for a clientele that appreciates the warmer climates and the beaches of the world. Get caught up in The VORTEX!

An Interview with Suzanne B, Fashion Designer for TropiCouture (

Suzanne B is an internationally famous fashion designer who focuses on clothing for the warmer climates of Hawaii, Florida, Southern California, the Caribbean, and yes, Houston. Her list of clientele indicate the value of what she designs for people who travel and do business in other parts of the world. This was a fun and interesting interview with one of Houston’s most premiere designers.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Web 2.0 Machine is Us/ing Us - A.I.

Found this whacked YouTube video on one of my business partners website, the new Pop Labs. It is suprpising is that there are still so many people who do not understand blogs. How are they ever going to get the rest? Sounds like opportunity! Pop Labs is now signing agency affiliates (must have a marketing business or high traffic partner). Tell them you heard about them from Marketing Dynamics, at The MarketingVortex blog or e-mail us at and we can introduce you to the Machine. Get caught up in The VORTEX!

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