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We’re moving!

We’re moving closer to our clients!

While remote work has become common in the current pandemic, New Harvest Media began in 2000 with a contract with a client that was 3000 km away. We’ve always worked remotely! And even in the intervening years, only a small percentage of our clients across the Alberta and BC Peace Country have visited our offices in downtown Dawson Creek as we visit clients in their offices in Fort St. John, Spirit River, Grande Prairie and everywhere in between. But, at this time, with even fewer in-person meetings, it seems like the right time to economize and take advantage of the best remote work technologies to serve our clients. So, we have moved out of our 102 Ave. office in Dawson Creek and are now at your service from home offices here in the Peace Country.

Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same, so many of our clients will not notice the difference.

While we have always used a number of remote work technologies, we’ll be strengthening that portfolio, to become even more accessible to our clients, with:

  • Improved telephone call and e-mail handling to better direct you to the most available member of the team for time-sensitive requests.
  • Live chat on our website
  • Meeting scheduling software
  • Video messaging for training and explanatory purposes
  • Expanded online marketing and client communications

How are you managing remote work at this time? How can we improve how we serve you? Tell me!

Our 20th year of service to clients

We’ve begun our 20th year of service to clients! On Feb. 7, 2000, Chad signed up his first client when Dale Goldhawk, the legendary Canadian broadcaster, agreed to a proposal for a web site renovation for Goldhawk Fights Back, seen on CTV News at the time.

Here are a few of screenshots from those days!

 

 

Greeting Card Season is Coming Soon!

Christmas greetings and year end appreciation are great ways to stay in touch with customers, colleagues and friends. Get a custom-designed greeting card for your company or organization and end the year with a smile. Printing costs are just $119 for 100 cards, or $169 for 250 cards. Cards are 5×7″ when folded, and envelopes are included. Contact chad@newharvest.ca for a design quote on the look you have in mind!

Now Offering 360° Photography

New Harvest is now providing 360° photography for taking real places and real spaces online. We can provide panoramic tours for your own use, and if you like, we can make them public on Google Streetview and Facebook.

Here are a few from our portfolio:

Home for sale – Dawson Creek, BC

Walter Wright Pioneer Village – Dawson Creek, BC

Dieppe Beach – Dieppe, France

German Trenches – Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

Reynar’s Funeral Home, Dawson Creek, BC

 

Contact us and let us put together a package for you.

The Mobile Standoff: Bigger Isn’t Better

We all have the smartphone. In fact “smartphone” is a bit of an understatement these days. Mobile computing, recording, and distribution is reaching points now never thought possible even 10 years ago.

Superscreen as featured on Kickstarter

Smartphones are now even stealing workflows that have traditionally been the mainstay of the desktop experience: the full-sized work station. A recent Kickstarter campaign has endeavored to build a tablet-like screen that uses your phone’s computing power to enlarge your experience, without the cost of a full-sized tablet. Their primary goal was to raise $50,000, and are now nearing $2.6 million worth of backer funding. People are excited to back the development of the device (2 of our staff among them) to leverage their phone on a bigger screen.

Samsung Dex

Samsung DeX
(Credit: Samsung)

In the mainstream, Samsung’s recent launch of the Galaxy S8 included an announcement of the DeX docking station as a means for you to “Leave your computer behind” by connecting your phone’s processing power to your hi-def displays.

All this re-enforces an interesting part of the stats that we discovered when reviewing 2016 device usage numbers.

Firstly as expected, desktop usage continued to lose ground to mobile devices in 2016, however when we separated tablet usage from smartphone usage, we saw a reversal in recent years’ trends: tablet usage plateaued (in some cases decreased) with smartphones picking up the slack and more.

It’s obvious; people are buying bigger, faster smartphones and leaving their tablets and desktop computers at home collecting dust.

Humanizing the Holidays

Christmas Holiday Greeting CardThe year is coming to an end again, as we start to look forward and prepare ourselves for the approaching holiday season. At work, it’s often “business as usual” but that doesn’t mean it has to be that way. Make business a bit more festive this Christmas by sending your clients custom holiday greeting cards!

New Harvest Media can offer you high quality, full-colour custom greeting cards with competitive pricing.

Greeting cards don’t have to be boring, impersonal affairs. Not only does having custom cards made allow you to craft the perfect message for your business, it also showcases the effort that went into the card itself- you didn’t just go to the store and buy a few.

Custom Christmas cards are a great way to tell your clients that you appreciate their business and cherish the working relationship you have with them. Greeting cards, if used correctly, can help you to strengthen the rapport you have with all your clients.

Some optional ideas to kick things up a notch:

Handwritten notes: Personalizing your cards with some good old-fashioned handwriting to your cards makes them seem a lot more, well, personal. Definitely sign the cards with your name (and perhaps the names of your employees as well), but you could always go even further and write a little note to let your clients know how much you value your working relationship.

Deliver personally: While you can certainly pop a bunch of cards in the mail (we can order perfectly-sized envelopes too), hand-delivering cards to your clients shows a certain amount of forethought and concentrated effort on your part, not to sell them something but to simply stop by and wish them the best for the holiday season. Not everyone has the time for this, but if you do it can make a real impact.

Metallic foil printing: If you want cards that really have that “wow” factor, we can order full-colour printed cards with additional metallic foils. Available in a wide range of colours, these metallic foils are sure to help your cards make a lasting impression. Keep in mind- minimum order size for metallic foil printing is 500 cards.

Talk to us today about your custom holiday greeting cards!