Kent Courtney - Area Guides Network

Multi-Media Solutions for World-Wide Brand Recognition

137 South Courtenay Parkway
Unit 2306
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Phone: 717-965-4946 
Website: http://www.kentcourtney.com
Email : kent@arearadio.com
Address Map  |  Driving Directions
Hours: By appointment
The Web...

The number one choice for media content and brand recognition.

"Kent Courtney is the first AreaGuides Multi-Media Producer that's fully trained to offer [The Complete Package] including full multi-media capabilities. Kent will take the time necessary to make sure all details are just right and is accessible to his clients in real-time. Most importantly, Kent makes the process of joining the network easy for our sponsors"  - Craig Shipp, Founder, AreaGuides Network.

Problem: Businesses need an effective, affordable Internet presence.

Solution:
AreaGuides Network - The Complete Package

Small businesses have a unique problem when it comes to their Internet strategy. Most can not afford to hire a world-class web development firm and a web marketing expert so they can get the most out of their Internet presence. In addition, most small businesses don't have a trained staff member that can spend the time necessary to keep up with all the latest Internet marketing trends and tricks.

Enter the AreaGuides Network Multi-Media Producer. Before I go into the skills the Multi-Media Producer brings to the table let me explain the mission of the AreaGuides Network. AreaGuides is a network of local portal websites that gives those interested in a specific geographic area one convenient place to go for community information, event listings, a business directory, classified ads, news and discussion boards. in short a meeting place with a local focus.

Then, these local portals are tied together with the AreaGuides brand name and the associated ease of use that comes from years of refinement and heavy traffic. The good news is the AreaGuides Multi-Media Producer can plug local businesses into this network and fully train and support the business "sponsor" so that all the guesswork goes out of their Internet strategy. And, this goes for larger companies that already have a website to small owner-operators who have no web presence. In fact for those without a website the AreaGuides Multi-Media Producer will register the best possible domain for the sponsor and build a website that will get the most out of the Internet. At the same time the sponsor is plugged into the AreaGuides Network Sponsor Tool Kit and search engines like Google! This is what we call The Complete Package.

So, why is the AreaGuides Multi-Media Producer able to offer The Complete Package for a fraction of the fees a typical website designer would charge? First off since AreaGuides owns considerable Internet real estate (e.g. Frederick.com, LoudounCounty.com, AlexandriaCity.com) the Internet marketing part of the puzzle is easily covered. In fact when the rep builds the sponsor's web presence the sponsor is automatically plugged into the network and the keywords associated with the sponsor's webpage immediately start working to make the sponsor's business find-able locally, regionally and via search engines like Google. This is the power of the AreaGuides Network.

The next question may be how much does all this cost? The easy answer is much less than you may think because just like any efficient service business the AreaGuides Network works on high-volume and maximizes technology so that the "Network" does much of the work. That is to say when you have a local portal website with thousands of visitors and you can plug a business into the business directory with a few mouse clicks your costs are low so fees to sponsors can also be low. In addition the more sponsors we ad to the system the better everything works. It's all about momentum. Usually when I get to this point someone asks if this is such a great idea why isn't someone else doing it? My answer is many have tried but AreaGuides was first to the party in our major markets and therefore we have the best domains (Internet Real Estate - e.g. LakeNorman.com for the exciting Lake Norman community just north of Charlotte, NC) plus we already have momentum on our side. Also, since we have kept our sponsorship rates low there is not much of an opportunity for others to compete on price. Plus they don't have the Network!


Web pages need to be a fast way to move money to your business.

Often "web designers" get caught up in the visual aspects of web page design.  Visual images, extensive graphic designs and poor layout can contribute to a web look that may be pretty on broadband but ineffective as mobile content or dial-up.

A web page should be a tailored showcase that makes your contact information and address easy-to-find.  It should drive business to you.

A quick-loading web page will be viewed more thoroughly than a cumbersome work of art. 

Savvy web business people know that a potential customer shouldn't have to wait valuable seconds for a site to download before your phone number can be found.

Contact information should be recognizable in a consistent, mobile-ready format.  If you have a Trio, go to one of our web pages.  Take your stylus and click on the phone number - it will begin to dial.  That's the future - and it's here now.  We're ready.

Web TV is replacing the 30 second TV spot - that's what Advertising Age said in August 2007.  Go to Frederick.com and see where video is going.  This is a truly interactive video experience.  Click on the video box and play it.  If you want to see something else, toggle through the other videos - when you want.  You don't have to adjust your schedule to watch what TV networks program for you to watch.

Kent Courtney spear-heads Frederick.com coverage of Transportation Issues.


Personal Appearances - Public Speaking and Performance

Kent Courtney is also author of Returning to the Civil War, Grand Reenactments of an Anguished Time, and a nationally recognized authority on the Civil War, with reviews and regular advertising published in Smoke & Fire News, Camp Chase Gazette, Citizens' Companion, Civil War News, Southern Living, and other magazines and newspapers throughout the country.  The Ozarks Mountaineer said "This is altogether a fascinating book."

Kent Courtney  frequently appears on The History Channel, and he has been heard and seen on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BBC, A&E, Good Morning America, PBS, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, CNN, C-SPAN and National Public Radio.

Kent Courtney’s performances are more than just entertainment.  In a dramatic format, he relates the history of the era and the music he performs.  People come away from his performances feeling enlightened, educated and entertained.  Kent’s music, costuming, instruments, and stories, are utilized to ensure that attendees will feel like they are watching a live version of The History Channel.  Because of this, Kent Courtney has performed for fairs and festivals, school assemblies, museums and senior citizens’ facilities.  He is also a liturgical musician. 

Kent Courtney (and the other musicians he performs with) sing a variety of traditional and folk styles including Irish, Scottish, English, Cajun, and Americana - even lite rock and popular music from the twentieth century and contemporary songs, too.

 
Kent Courtney  takes a lively classical approach to guitar, and provides a variety of instrumental stylizations on button accordion, harmonica, and recorder.  Kent has toured throughout the United States and is internationally known for his expertise on music of the 1800's.  His CDs and tapes are standards at National Parks and museums throughout the country.
-------------------------------------------------
 
 
 
In  Smoke & Fire News, Matt Merta said of Kent Courtney "For many years he has released tapes and CDs of period music that can be ranked as some of the best and most authentic interpretations… Courtney does strive for authenticity in his work and with Garryowen, he is probably the best at it today."
-------------------------------------------------

Share |
 

Kent Courtney - Area Guides Network

Multi-Media Solutions for World-Wide Brand Recognition

137 South Courtenay Parkway
Unit 2306
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Phone: 717-965-4946 
Email : kent@arearadio.com
Address Map  |  Driving Directions

  


  
Kent Courtney - Area Guides Network is a proud sponsor of Frederick.com!.
   
Promote your business on the Internet - Become a Sponsor of Frederick.com!
 
©2014 Area Guides, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
AreaGuides.com sites are powered by CraigShipp.com
 

Back Home        Frederick County Maryland - Md. - A-Z Directory ("A"= Attorney "C"= Church "R"= Restaurant)        Add Your Business