Safety Trained

by Jamie Bennett
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I was trained to operate a work platform. You don’t have to tell me that falling off one of these is a bad idea but in order to stay safe there is a lot to consider.

I used the work platform to install some vinyl decals over a blacked out sign. It is a temporary sign just for the remodel (10x10).

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It was really crazy doing such a large sign in such a small space. It was also crazy working so high up in the air. This was the craziest variation on a decal installation that I could have ever imagined. It was incredibly fun and a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Harlem Shake 2

by Jamie Bennett




Here are some photos from the shoot:

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Harlem Shake

by Jamie Bennett




A customer said this was the most unprofessional thing that they had ever seen. I guess you never know until you try. 8)

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Shooting the New Store Front

by Jamie Bennett

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My first impression of Junction City, Ore. was that this particular town was certainly stuck in an era. In fact, you could argue that this is why we do such great business. I lived in J.C. (what the kids are calling it) for two years and I loved it’s whole ambiance. It is usually grey and there are vehicles everywhere. Everything is within walking distance and if you see anyone than there’s usually a pleasant exchange. That being said, our Guaranty Chevy show room was in a desperate need of a facelift and it got it. You can see some of my grand opening banners in the background and also we kept parts of the old dealership intact (far right).


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The dealership needs some additional pictures for electronic and print advertising. We took photos when they first finished for our grand opening and we now want some pictures that look lived in. I wanted to pull down the grand opening banners but I was told not to. So soon I will be re-reshooting. John in Service let us bower his classic Chevy suburban. John was kind enough to let us borrow his Chevy station wagon last year for our Function for Junction ad (
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We are also shooting these photos for this years Function for Junction program. Our ad is due earlier this year and the weather has been fighting us. Function for Junction is our annual classic car show that takes place in Junction City. We (Jason Fairchild was the photographer) captured good/even lighting but the fog was thick early on in the morning. I kind of like them with the fog. It is very reminiscent of Junction City, Film Noir and Bugsy Siegel. Someone at work gave me digital copies of classic Junction City photos and there is a very similar greyness to many of those photo as well. Junction City feels like these photos look and I personally love it (not sure what that says about me but J.C. is great nonetheless). I will do some mockups where I fix the sky (similar to last year’s) when I get to the originals on Monday (1/4/13).

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Ground Zero – Merry Christmas!

by Jamie Bennett



So this is the first actual day of posting my blog. So many things have happened to me over the years and I am sad to say that I haven’t preserved all the experiences I should have. There have been numerous openings and marketing experiences that are forever filed in my memory bank. Now I have a place to archive these experiences. I was inspired to finally sit down and blog all these experiences after the last several years of repeat events. It is now my responsibility to try and go as far back as possible to preserve some of my guerilla marketing experiences before they are lost forever.


This animated short was made for Guaranty. I tried to make it as quickly as possible so that I could continue working on other projects but animation is time consuming and tricky. Most of my time was spent trying to figure out an order of events.

I really enjoy the look of surprise on the third snowman (far left). This is before the motorhome runs him/her down. I also love the penguins in the Alamo scene and the mummy.

I could easily waste another day improving it but I love it’s timing and the choppiness fits the style we were shooting for. I mixed in some clip art to save time as well. I hope you enjoy.

Next order of business is to develop my own YouTube channel. That is, of course, after I spend some time fleshing out this blog a little more.

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