It’s time to get your message out there

It’s time to get your message out there

Video tops the to-do list of every successful marketer. That’s because a video that engages and persuades is your best marketing tool. I’m Mary Peterson, a freelance video producer in Seattle … skilled in both video and fundraising/marketing. I’d love to help you. You can reach me at Mary@MaryJPeterson.com.

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Know-how, experience and happy clients

Know-how, experience and happy clients

The most essential step is to carefully plan your message. This step is critically important so your investment in time and money pays off. Video is a unique medium, and I can help craft your message for maximum results. You can read my endorsements and list of clients.

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Imagine all the ways you could be using video

Imagine all the ways you could be using video

Video is a key player in the world of marketing on the web. I can put your video to work online. For over 15 years, I’ve been producing videos locally and around the world, and have helped groups raise millions of dollars. You can see my work in my Video Portfolio, or my Vimeo siteRead more.

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Video for great cause: C.A.S.T. for Kids

Video for great cause: C.A.S.T. for Kids

Posted by Mary on Dec 4, 2017

What a fun video shoot. C.A.S.T. for Kids gives a joyful day of fishing for children with special needs. I shot this video at their Renton event in 2017. Great people. You can find out more about them at http://castforkids.org   Videography, scripting and editing...

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Immanuel Community Services, 2017 Benefit Breakfast video

Immanuel Community Services, 2017 Benefit Breakfast video

Posted by Mary on Oct 26, 2017

South Lake Union in Seattle is home to Amazon, but also home to people living in poverty and needing food and assistance. For some, the help of Immanuel Community Services is the difference between life and death. Mary did the scripting, editing and nearly all the...

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Ten types of fundraising videos that work, and three that don’t

Ten types of fundraising videos that work, and three that don’t

Posted by Mary on Jun 27, 2017

Are you planning your next fundraising video? Look at your donor cultivation cycle. Where could you use a boost? Here are 10 ideas to get you rolling.   1. The Big Picture Video: Your “must have” video Prospective donors will first check your website. That’s why...

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Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County: Event Video

Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County: Event Video

Posted by Mary on May 11, 2017

Video was shown January 2017 at The Westin Seattle. Over 875 people attended the event – EFC45 – to learn about trends and economic forecasts for the region. Mary Peterson edited the video and it includes stock footage, earlier interviews, and interviews shot by Mary...

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Fundraising videos 101:  Primer about effective videos, and ROI

Fundraising videos 101: Primer about effective videos, and ROI

Posted by Mary on Apr 5, 2017

Fundraising videos can be a powerful tool, when done right. Some advice… When you have a problem with donor retention, you have an expensive problem. Most likely you can pinpoint the reason. It’s lackluster donor communications. Donors fail to make an...

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How the art of Ted Talks can improve your videos

How the art of Ted Talks can improve your videos

Posted by Mary on Dec 30, 2016

Ted Talks show that you can mesmerize an audience through words. So I bought a copy of “Ted Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” by Chris Anderson, the head of TED. Some highlights… I like his description that public speaking “is the key to...

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