THE BLOG

24
Jul

Tricycle Tip #1: Think visually.

There’s a reason why TV and internet video sites are booming while newspapers are going out of business. People understand pictures faster and more easily than words. With pictures you can communicate complex ideas instantly.

Streaming video enhances visitor experience on your web site.  Here are three ways:

1. Human Interface – using an online host, your web site becomes a virtual sales center with a visitor’s own dedicated representative.  Bring your site to life and help tell your story in a more memorable way.

Video guide enhances viewers’ web experience

2. Viral Marketing Videos – blur the lines between advertising and programming by engaging audiences.  Entertaining content replaces ads, which become more effective and more memorable.

3. Testimonial Videos – are the purest form of advertising.  Rather than trying to remember an ad, people can remember a story.  Your clients give third party credibility to your company and their stories help overcome common objections.

At Tricycle Studios we solve marketing challenges with innovative video-based products and sales solutions.
Let us show you how.

16
Jul

Snack Time Presents: Randy’s Hummus

Tricycle Studios Presents “Snack Time”
A fun & lighthearted approach to instructional-cooking videos.

Snack Time covers goodies ranging from kid treats to cocktails. Every recipe is amusingly demonstrated by our very own host and features a different guest for each snack. Discover unique twists on common delicacies, as well as, ingredient fun-facts and secret cooking tips. And the unconventional production approach and free-style format gives viewers a peak to the other side of the camera.

It’s entertaining, educational, and edible. It’s Snack Time!

(You won’t believe how easy this is)

Download the Recipe Here
(To download, “Right Click” the link and choose “Save As”)

Snack Time Presents: Randy’s Hummus

Discover the key ingredient that makes this hummus so scrumptious.  This entertaining video and easy-to-follow recipe shares instructions, fun facts, and even alternative twists on the usual garbanzo bean dip.

INGREDIENTS:

Canned Chick Peas
Fresh Garlic
Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil
Sesame Tahini
Ground Cumin
Fresh Lemons
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Paprika

Crush and chop a lot of garlic.  I use about 5 to 6 large cloves.  The trick is to use more garlic than you think you should.  Be dangerous!

Squeeze the juice from about 1 ½ lemons.

Combine 2 tablespoons of SESAME TAHINI, the LEMON JUICE, GARLIC, about 2 –3 tablespoons of water, a little bit of CUMIN, and a little bit of PEPPER.  Stir until the TAHINI is mixed fairly well.  Sometimes the TAHINI is hard to dissolve, so use a blender if you want.

(At this point if you add more water, you have Lemon-Tahini salad dressing.)

Drain one can of CHICK PEAS, set a side a few peas for garnish, put the rest in a blender and blend away.  Add water to achieve your desired consistency.  Place into a nice bowl and use a spoon to make a few dents in the top.  Pour a little bit of OLIVE OIL in the dents and sprinkle CUMIN, PEPPER, PAPRIKA, finely chopped PARSLEY (if you want to be really fancy) and a few whole CHICK PEAS on top to garnish.

Serve with toasted garlic sprinkled pita wedges.  ENJOY!

BLACK BEAN HUMMUS:  Double portions from above, but use one can DRAINED BLACK BEANS and one can CHICK PEAS.  Sprinkle CHOPPED GREEN ONION on top.  YUM!

16
Jul

Snack Time Presents: Homemade Pita Chips

Tricycle Studios Presents “Snack Time”
A fun & lighthearted approach to instructional-cooking videos.

Snack Time covers goodies ranging from kid treats to cocktails. Every recipe is amusingly demonstrated by our very own host and features a different guest for each snack. Discover unique twists on common delicacies, as well as, ingredient fun-facts and secret cooking tips. And the unconventional production approach and free-style format gives viewers a peak to the other side of the camera.

It’s entertaining, educational, and edible. It’s Snack Time!

Download the Recipe Here

(To download, “Right Click” the link and choose “Save As”)

INGREDIENTS:

Fresh pita bread (I prefer whole wheat or multigrain but white is fine)
Extra virgin olive oil or olive oil spray (with brush for coating)
Garlic salt
Herb blend of seasonings (optional)
Cookie sheet

Cut pita bread in pie shape wedges (like a pizza)

Separate chips into single layer (since it is a pocket)

Brush, drip, or spray olive oil on top of pita slices

Sprinkle with garlic salt and/or seasonings

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place on cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake until lightly browned about 3 – 5 minutes depending on your oven. (Be careful they can burn quickly.) Makes approximately two to three dozen depending on how small or large you slice the pita chips.

Best when served with Randy’s Garlicky Hummus.

15
Jul

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We use experiential marketing to help clients inspire action and create positive change.

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