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Weekly Review Jan 6-15

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2009 has officially begun. We had our year-end review meeting yesterday and now we’re ready to move forward. We discussed Go Media’s successes and failures. We reviewed each staff members individual personal and professional goals as well as general company goals for Go Media. It was a long, 7 hour meeting with a few breaks in between. But it was interesting and inspiring. I won’t bore you to death with all our meeting details, but I will show you some of my own goals and some for the Go Mediazine.

But first, here is what I got done last week.

  • Upgraded Go Media Forum to vBulletin 3.8
  • Developed the branding for Dan Zarrella’s TweetBacks and TweetSuite
  • Go Media forum members Tim and Colorburned are now Super Moderators!
  • Drew some new wings for Vector Pack 14
  • Drew a bunch of vector purses for an ad campaign for a large company I wish I could mention
  • Worked on some seamless ornate patterns for Vector Pack 14
  • Spent time thinking of goals and talking points for the annual meeting

Now here are some of my goals. Keep in mind, these are just mine. There are 12 other staff members here at Go Media with all sorts of different goals for how we can be more successful and have more fun next year.

Jeff’s Personal Goals for 2009:

  • Buy my first house and move in
  • Record a demo for my band
  • Record a demo with Adam Wagner
  • Go camping in the mountains
  • Be more active, exercise more.
  • Go to Vegas (my sister’s wedding)
  • Go on another vacation trip with Kim – maybe another cruise?

Jeff’s Professional Goals for 2009:

  • Push/Market Arsenal Affiliate plan better
  • Promote new Go Media v5.0
  • Do at least one paid job for the film industry – movie posters mostly
  • Do at least one really solid CD or DVD package I am proud of.
  • Finish some preliminary plans for 1st or 2nd floor of building

Go Mediazine Goals:

  • Add our “portfolio” category and regularly update with new work
  • Reach 20,000 RSS subscribers
  • Connect Zine to Arsenal with some sort of RSS subscriber discount for Arsenal or access to hidden content on Arsenal page or vice versa.
  • Get a consistent guest posting thing going. We need to maintain a steady stream of content.
  • Pitch to advertisers to fill up our spots. I’ve never done that yet.

Go Media Annual Meeting

Go Media Annual Meeting

Go Media Annual Meeting

Go Media Annual Meeting

Go Media Annual Meeting

Go Media Annual Meeting

About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • http://www.assaultblog.com Tim

    That pizza picture totally reminds me of The Onion article about giving pizza to employees to stop an uprising…

    hahahaha. Goals are great, I just posted about keeping goals in your mind constantly to achieve your dreams.

  • http://www.assaultblog.com Tim

    That pizza picture totally reminds me of The Onion article about giving pizza to employees to stop an uprising…

    hahahaha. Goals are great, I just posted about keeping goals in your mind constantly to achieve your dreams.

  • http://www.assaultblog.com Tim

    That pizza picture totally reminds me of The Onion article about giving pizza to employees to stop an uprising…

    hahahaha. Goals are great, I just posted about keeping goals in your mind constantly to achieve your dreams.

  • http://www.grandmasterb.com GrandmasterB

    SEVEN HOURS? That’s quite a meeting…I thought our bi-weekly creative meetings were long, but you’ve got that beat.

    Good luck with your goals this year. I’m sure you’ll meet or beat them all.

  • http://www.grandmasterb.com GrandmasterB

    SEVEN HOURS? That’s quite a meeting…I thought our bi-weekly creative meetings were long, but you’ve got that beat.

    Good luck with your goals this year. I’m sure you’ll meet or beat them all.

  • http://www.grandmasterb.com GrandmasterB

    SEVEN HOURS? That’s quite a meeting…I thought our bi-weekly creative meetings were long, but you’ve got that beat.

    Good luck with your goals this year. I’m sure you’ll meet or beat them all.

  • nobahdi

    That guy still has the stache? Kudos man, that takes dedication.

  • nobahdi

    That guy still has the stache? Kudos man, that takes dedication.

  • nobahdi

    That guy still has the stache? Kudos man, that takes dedication.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    Nice review Jeff. Yesterday’s meeting was long but great. High Five for 2009! What kind of goals does everyone else have for 2009? C’mon let’s hear it!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    Nice review Jeff. Yesterday’s meeting was long but great. High Five for 2009! What kind of goals does everyone else have for 2009? C’mon let’s hear it!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    Nice review Jeff. Yesterday’s meeting was long but great. High Five for 2009! What kind of goals does everyone else have for 2009? C’mon let’s hear it!

  • Tim

    Sounds like it was really constructive, and I’m diggin’ Oliver’s mustauche. XD

  • Tim

    Sounds like it was really constructive, and I’m diggin’ Oliver’s mustauche. XD

  • Tim

    Sounds like it was really constructive, and I’m diggin’ Oliver’s mustauche. XD

  • http://colorburned.com Colorburned

    Yep, I’m the biggest, baddest Super Moderator out there! I eat Trolls and Spammers for breakfast and some times lunch.

  • http://colorburned.com Colorburned

    Yep, I’m the biggest, baddest Super Moderator out there! I eat Trolls and Spammers for breakfast and some times lunch.

  • http://colorburned.com Colorburned

    Yep, I’m the biggest, baddest Super Moderator out there! I eat Trolls and Spammers for breakfast and some times lunch.

  • Thomas

    I’d love to work with you guyz ^^ looks like a very relaxed (but professional) inviroment at Gomedia…

    Good luck with achieving your goals for 2009!

    Thomas.

  • Thomas

    I’d love to work with you guyz ^^ looks like a very relaxed (but professional) inviroment at Gomedia…

    Good luck with achieving your goals for 2009!

    Thomas.

  • Thomas

    I’d love to work with you guyz ^^ looks like a very relaxed (but professional) inviroment at Gomedia…

    Good luck with achieving your goals for 2009!

    Thomas.

  • Ruben

    You definitely have a charismatic group (from what the photos show lol) and nothing says “I appreciate you” more than pizza!!!

    Here’s to wishing you guys and gals the best for ’09!

  • Ruben

    You definitely have a charismatic group (from what the photos show lol) and nothing says “I appreciate you” more than pizza!!!

    Here’s to wishing you guys and gals the best for ’09!

  • Ruben

    You definitely have a charismatic group (from what the photos show lol) and nothing says “I appreciate you” more than pizza!!!

    Here’s to wishing you guys and gals the best for ’09!

  • http://www.lukesbeard.com Luke’s Beard

    i stopped reading when i saw that mustache, damn

  • http://www.lukesbeard.com Luke’s Beard

    i stopped reading when i saw that mustache, damn

  • http://www.lukesbeard.com Luke’s Beard

    i stopped reading when i saw that mustache, damn

  • smutek

    Your new spot looks so cool. I work in a dungeon.

    :(

  • smutek

    Your new spot looks so cool. I work in a dungeon.

    :(

  • smutek

    Your new spot looks so cool. I work in a dungeon.

    :(

  • 305

    GREAT STORY*

    *CAN WE GET A sneak peek of vector pack 14 PLEASE !!

  • 305

    GREAT STORY*

    *CAN WE GET A sneak peek of vector pack 14 PLEASE !!

  • 305

    GREAT STORY*

    *CAN WE GET A sneak peek of vector pack 14 PLEASE !!

  • Mike

    Why does everybody look so bored, until the last picture?

    And yeah, that is one damn fine moustache.

  • Mike

    Why does everybody look so bored, until the last picture?

    And yeah, that is one damn fine moustache.

  • Mike

    Why does everybody look so bored, until the last picture?

    And yeah, that is one damn fine moustache.

  • http://aetoricdesign.carbonmade.com Aetoric Design

    Pineapple pizza hell yeah! Good luck on all your goals.

  • http://aetoricdesign.carbonmade.com Aetoric Design

    Pineapple pizza hell yeah! Good luck on all your goals.

  • http://aetoricdesign.carbonmade.com Aetoric Design

    Pineapple pizza hell yeah! Good luck on all your goals.

  • Abethebabe

    Curly mustache, quite classy

  • Abethebabe

    Curly mustache, quite classy

  • Abethebabe

    Curly mustache, quite classy

  • http://www.visual-blade.com Daquan Wright

    Seeing as we’re talking about goals and all…I’ll post a few of mine! :)

    Some are mine are to push my foot farther into the world of web design, graphic design, and development.

    A few of my plans include:

    1) Further study of human anatomy
    2) Master Adobe Design Premium Suite CS4
    3) Embrace and Enhance my inner creativity, something that no package can deliver for me.
    4) Learn PHP and MySQL/JavaScript possibly too.
    5) Learn three cms, namely Joomla, Drupal, and Worpdress. I am starting off wiht joomla, my cousin said something about a web business. This knowledge would do me well I think.
    6) That’s all I got now, now…I just have to stick to them. haha =P

  • http://www.visual-blade.com Daquan Wright

    Seeing as we’re talking about goals and all…I’ll post a few of mine! :)

    Some are mine are to push my foot farther into the world of web design, graphic design, and development.

    A few of my plans include:

    1) Further study of human anatomy
    2) Master Adobe Design Premium Suite CS4
    3) Embrace and Enhance my inner creativity, something that no package can deliver for me.
    4) Learn PHP and MySQL/JavaScript possibly too.
    5) Learn three cms, namely Joomla, Drupal, and Worpdress. I am starting off wiht joomla, my cousin said something about a web business. This knowledge would do me well I think.
    6) That’s all I got now, now…I just have to stick to them. haha =P

  • http://www.visual-blade.com Daquan Wright

    Seeing as we’re talking about goals and all…I’ll post a few of mine! :)

    Some are mine are to push my foot farther into the world of web design, graphic design, and development.

    A few of my plans include:

    1) Further study of human anatomy
    2) Master Adobe Design Premium Suite CS4
    3) Embrace and Enhance my inner creativity, something that no package can deliver for me.
    4) Learn PHP and MySQL/JavaScript possibly too.
    5) Learn three cms, namely Joomla, Drupal, and Worpdress. I am starting off wiht joomla, my cousin said something about a web business. This knowledge would do me well I think.
    6) That’s all I got now, now…I just have to stick to them. haha =P

  • Castro

    Ok jeff..i'd like to with you..congrats for this post..and hope you will reach ur goals soon..
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  • neortisart

    I love what you guys are always up too. Such clever work!
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  • Dan

    Excellent job..
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  • John

    Great post!
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