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(Non)Profiting from your Online Presence

Filipinos like asking for help, and giving it. By dint of our special relationship with Mother Nature (2 super typhoons, an earthquake and a volcanic eruption, anyone?), our woefully inept government, and our general 3rd World-ness, we find ourselves often reduced to begging. Of course, we are not the biggest beggars in this world (Tibet, […]

Marketing Lessons from our favorite Reindeer

Posted by on Dec 26, 2009 in BLOG, Uncategorized | No Comments

Everyone’s heard the story of Rudolph, the quadruped with the inexplicably bright nose (juvenile alcoholism? Rosacea? Lack of Theraflu?) who rose from the lowly position of “last one picked for reindeer games” to “leading Santa’s sleigh.” It’s a story meant to inspire all of us to dream that one day, we too can leave Loserville […]

What’s for Christmas Dinner?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2009 in BLOG, Christmas, culture, family | One Comment

I must start with an apology to my readers – Last post, I said that this entry was going to be about my grandmother (Lola Elen)’s favorite holiday recipes. This proved to be a no-go, mainly because my lola, who opens a seasonal catering business for the holidays, literally keeps her recipes under lock and […]

A double dare for Filipinas everywhere

Last night, thecommich had the honor of attending the Filipina Women’s Network Salo-Salo (gathering) honoring Mona Pasquil, the first female,  Filipina Lt. Governor of California. Over a classic (read: delicious and heart-stopping) Filipino meal of adobo, sitaw, bangus sisig and lechon kawali, Filipina women of all ages and backgrounds gathered together to toast a true […]

Double Dog Dares for 2010

So – you’ve found God, learned how conjure stress-free imagery, and have actually laced up your running shoes (while sitting on the couch). 2010 is going to be cake! Right?Yeah, right. My friend, thecommich hates to be the bearer of bad news. But change is long term, goes through ups and waaaay downs, and is […]

ZoomSystems Corporate Brochure

Posted by on Aug 13, 2009 in BLOG | No Comments

ZoomSystems is a retail company that created a whole new way to shop – placing high-ticket items like iPods in a vending machine format at strategic locations like airport terminals and malls. Their ZoomShops were an instant hit and earned them recognition as one of the fastest growing tech companies in Silicon Valley. Michelle Valeriano […]

How We Do It

Posted by on Aug 6, 2009 in BLOG | No Comments

We’ve created a virtual network of some of the finest talent in web, video and print production to provide standout products for our clients, without the heavy cost of corporate overhead. Our clients are select, and therefore benefit from the type of hands on, personal support that is rarely available in the market today. With […]

What We Do

Posted by on Aug 6, 2009 in BLOG | No Comments

Our objective with every client is to simplify, and amplify. We simplify the process by creating an outsourced marketing department, staffed to your particular needs, with one manager who reports to your chosen decision maker. One manager, one team, one streamlined process – less headaches for you. We amplify your message through your chosen medium […]

Who We Are

Posted by on Aug 6, 2009 in BLOG | No Comments

Finding new clients and retaining market share is a huge challenge for any small business owner. Sales materials, media presence, and social media engagement are crucial tools to establishing market share and keeping ahead of the pack. But how does a company do all this with shrinking budgets and increasing costs? Ampliphi Media is the […]

Novara Capital Partners – Business Card and Website Design

Posted by on Aug 5, 2009 in BLOG | No Comments

Novara Capital Partners is a San Francisco based real estate equity firm launched in 2009. The company’s founders, Alex Wong and Chad Doyle, wanted to embody a new kind of investment group – young, socially responsible, yet disciplined in their investment approach. Ampliphi Media created their business cards and designed their website with an eye […]