Picking a New Domain Name – www.pickydomains.com

By | SEO & Marketing

When starting out with a new business it can feel quite overwhelming, where do you begin?   The name of your new business is one of the most important elements to your business’s future success.  You will be using the name of your business everyday, each time you meet a new potential customer or e mail a contact you will be referring to your business name and people with either understand what your business is about or it will leave them wondering what line of business you are in?  You have to believe in your business name so you must get this right!

Once you have a summary of what your business does, why not try asking lots of people for their initial ideas for a business name… what better place to turn to than an established creative on line community familiar with new business start ups and the daunting task of naming a business?  Well this is now possible…

I haven’t tried this site yet but there is quite a buzz about Picky Domains (www.pickydomains.com) I hear it does what it says on the tin so I am about to give it a go!  I will let you know what happens, if you are stuck for a domain name and want lots of help with deciding then give it a try too!

Get more Business with a QR Code & Video Marketing Campaign

By | SEO & Marketing

Do you want to stay ahead of your competition?

Do you want to keep your business fresh and exciting?

Do you want to engage with your customers and convert more sales?


It’s time to start your QR Code & Video Marketing Campaign
with Magic Pictures…

What is a QR Code?

A QR Code looks like this:

QR Code

QR Codes originated in Japan where they are very common and are
becoming more popular in the West through advertising campaigns.

QR stands for Quick Response (they can be read quickly by a smart phone).

They are used to take a piece of information from a transitory media and put it in to your mobile/cell phone. You might have seen QR Codes in a magazine advert, on a billboard, a web page or even on someone’s t-shirt. Once it is in your mobile phone, it may give you location details about that business (allowing users to search for nearby locations), or special offers or coupons from that business, or link you to a URL which you can click to watch a video for that business.

The reason why they are more useful than a standard barcode is that they can store (and digitally present) much more data, including url links, geo coordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, most smart phones can scan them, you just need to download a QR Code reader such as QR Droid.

How can your business benefit from a Magic Pictues
QR code and video marketing campaign?

If you were not aware of QR Codes before you will now find them all over the place, in newspaper stories, in magazines adverts, on TV screens, on posters and in shop windows.  In the UK we are only just scratching the surface of how they will be used. We will create three QR Codes for you to link to your website, your Magic Pictures video Advert and to any special offers or coupons you would like to make available to your customers…

Please watch this BBC Video to see how QR Code marketing is taking off in the UK

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How does Google see QR Codes?

If you add them to your website, the search engines will see that your pages have changed, and that you are updating pages. The search engine will see a new image and index it accordingly. At some point soon, the search engines will likely recognize QR codes and possibly index the content in them.

Will your customers use them?

Today, more and more people are using them as they are becoming more familiar and users are more comfortable with the technology available to them through using their own Smart Phones.  Customers will certainly appreciate your technical knowledge if you use them, and those that don’t already know about them will certainly be inquisitive, which may open the door for conversation and a potential sale. Those that do use QR codes will definitely have a high tech know-how and may be more receptive to your presence on the web, your Twitter presence, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube etc.

How could you use a QR code?

Your business, no matter how small or large, could use QR codes in a number of ways. You might auto generate one next to every product on your web site containing all the product details, the number to call and the URL link to the page so they can show their friends on their cell phone. You could add one to your business card containing your contact details so its easy for someone to add you to their contacts to their mobile phone.

Add them to any print advertising, flyers, posters, invites, TV ads etc containing:

  • Product details
  • Contact details
  • Offer details
  • Event details
  • Competition details
  • A coupon
  • Twitter, Facebook, MySpace IDs
  • A link to your YouTube video

If you have any questions about starting your own QR Code and Video Marketing Campaign with Magic Pictures then please contact us info@magicpictures.com

4 Aps for Your Fairy Tale Wedding

By | Wedding

Magic Pictures create beautiful 3D Photo Montages for any ocassion and our wedding productions are extremely popular with wedding couples.

Here are some useful and fun applications that you might be interested in if you are getting married.

Wedding Planning Apps

Thess apps help you with wedding budgeting, seating arrangements (if you need them), dealing with the florists and caterers etc, plus basic wedding task management.

Runnaway Groom App Game

This is a fun game where you basically do as the title suggests; avoid brides. The set up is that you’re one those plastic grooms from a wedding cake and there are plastic brides falling at you. You need to avoid them by moving around the icing. There’s no increasing challenge or levels except that as more time goes, more loco brides fall at you. Your prize is the satisfaction of how long you can hold them off.

Ultimate Baby App

If you are planning on starting a family once you are married, you might want this app to see if you really want the kids with your future husband or wife to be!!!  This app takes a picture of you and your to be spouse and conjures up baby pictures with it, based on what you look like. Yes, it does sound like a cheap internet game but if that’s what’s worrying you on your wedding day, chances are you could churn out a pretty hot baby and that might help you look forward to getting married more!!?

Wedding Speeches for Best Man

This one is more a precautionary app more than anything. You may not actually have a best man but yes, your best friend might do a toast at your wedding. You might want to make sure it’s tasteful and not giving away the nights of drunken debauchery you’ve had together. Wedding Speeches for Best Man will take care of you. The description says that the speeches will leave the audience laughing, crying and ‘remembering what they love so much about the groom’.

Click on this link for more information, WEDDINGAPPS.

Thanks for looking.

Magic Pictures Disney Pixar ‘UP’ Themed Wedding Photo Montage

By | Video, Wedding

We produced this photo montage for the clients wedding reception based on their favourite movie – the award winning Dney Pixar animated film of the year ‘UP’.

The clients wanted to share their most treasured memories with their family and wedding guests in the style of thier favourite film. We created a book of memories similar to the one in the movie and incorporated photographs of their travels together.

The clients staged the perfect entrance to their wedding reception… the closing scenes of the montage include the new bride and groom flying through the sky holding onto a bunch of balloons landing outside their wedding reception venue with swirls of clouds surrounding them. At the actual venue the couple used a smoke machine to recreate the cloud effects which they pumped in through the door thet were entering the reception room through to the amazement and delight of their wedding guests.

This is a montage you have to watch. A lovely couple. We loved creating this montage for them.

If you have an idea in mind you would like us to produce for your wedding reception please get in touch… we will surpass your expectations.

Please contact us info@magicpictures.com or visit www.magicpictures.com for more information.

Magic Pictures – How can you beat this wedding cake?!

By | Wedding

Magic Pictures Wedding Cake

This is the ultimate in wedding cakes – A life size replica of the bride!

We thought we would share this amazing photograph with you as lots of our clients are planning their big day and are looking for something (other than their actual wedding ceremony!) to make their wedding day a totally unique and memorable experience for their wedding guests – I guess your guests would never forget this cake!

Check out our other wedding day 3D photo montages on You Tube

Hopefully there are lots of ideas here to inspire you if you are thinking about getting a 3D photo montage created for your wedding day.

Urgent: Calling all Wedding Photographers!

By | Uncategorized

Magic Pictures Wedding Photograph Sample

If you are a wedding photographer you will know how many other wedding photographers there are competing with you to attract new clients. 

These days most wedding photographers have a website to market their services but how do you make your photographs stand out from the rest? 

Wedding Magic Pictures can make your business stand out to your customers.  If you like this 2D photo montage you will love our animated 3D photo montages and we can make your images pop off the page to catch the eye of your potential clients as we bring your photographs to life.

If you have any questions, or if you would like us to produce a montage show reel of your wedding photographs then please get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome to Magic Pictures’ New Website

By | Uncategorized

Hello and thank you for visiting Magic Pictures website.

Apologies to those of you who were unable to access the website over the last few days… we have been designing our new website and there were a few technical issues whilst moving over to this new website!

We hope you enjoy looking around the site.  We create totally bespoke 3D photo montages, so whether you are getting married, about to celebrate a special anniversary or are looking for the perfect personalised gift for that special someone, drop us an e mail and let us know what you have in mind and we will exceed your expectations.

Thanks for visiting.  Best wishes from the Magic Pictures team.