View Full Version : Thank you Newtek dealers

02-24-2006, 04:16 PM
I just have to say, the Newtek community of dealers is nothing less than outstanding. I needed a product for an important trade show next week. Unfortunately the shipment to the dealer I ordered it from was somehow delayed and I wasn't going to get the product when I needed it. The dealer gave me some leads to other dealers who might have it and long story short it will arrive on my doorstep tommorrow morning. I have never had the pleasure of working with so many people who obviously had my best interest at heart. Special thanks goes to Mary at Safe Harbor, Jef Keithley at Pizazz, and Kris at Digital Arts. Unreal customer service. I'm so glad I bought Newtek.

I also would like to thank all the wise sages on this forum. I don't contribute much because most of my questions get answered by doing a forum search. But your knowledge and willingness to share it is much appreciated. It's a pleasure to be involved with such a great community of developers, dealers and end users. I can't wait to see what comes out at NAB. Wish I could be there Jef but time just won't allow it.

02-24-2006, 04:57 PM
A sharp marketeer would get this little story (with a bit more detail and quotes) into one of the trade magazines - or onto the website as a minimum...

[whopee - my 1,000th post!]

02-25-2006, 09:41 AM
Paul, you said it. One thing that made me come over to NewTek's VT was the community. The VT is great and I need the live and post capabilities, but I honestly could have gone FCP or AVID and gotten by. The community sold me. I wish NewTek would push this more.
Media, glad to hear your experience!

02-25-2006, 10:04 AM
What makes folks stay with VT. You said it.


02-25-2006, 03:26 PM
I've never understood why Newtek hasn't promoted the toaster well through video - after all that's the ideal medium to sell to people who deal in video.

There's a great opportunity to make a short programme: "Why our customers love the toaster" and have a series of interviews with toaster owners about why they bought it and why they love it so much and how the dealers and Newtek have helped their business. Micks story would be the jewel in that crown.

The other way I don't feel that Newtek promote the business, is that there are no 'example' videos - "How to do live coverage in your church", "Live coverage of a sports event', "The toaster in local TV", etc and mix in stuff from toaster users who use it in those applications for their business.

Naturally the production values would have to be good. I often think that past promotion has been too brash.

Am I alone in thinking like this?

I'm not sure what's going on with www.newtektv.com - never ever been able to get it to work.

Paul (Who doesn't have a toaster)

Jim Capillo
02-25-2006, 04:50 PM
Hey Paul, I guess NT's promotional materials haven't reached you yet......:D

It's been a while since it's been called the "toaster" and even longer since it's been called the "roaster" :ohmy:

02-25-2006, 06:23 PM
Hey Paul, I guess NT's promotional materials haven't reached you yet......:D

Well, if they do half of what I said good for them!

It's been a while since it's been called the "toaster" and even longer since it's been called the "roaster" :ohmy:
LOL Roaster? What Roaster? ;-)

OK, VT thingamajig then... ;-)

Seriously, The website really is getting there, but for a company specialising in video we could be shown the success stories they have in downloadable video. Perhaps even a five minute segment or something?

To my mind, the company that does this really well is Macromedia, err.. Adobe
OK, so Newtek isn't quite Adobe, but as a media company why not use the media to address your customers?

Anyway, I should probably just mind my own business. If I were just 1% as successful as Newtek, I'd have a smile.. ;-)


02-26-2006, 12:06 AM
Well, let's not forget how great "Revolution" was. That sold me on a Classic Video Toaster with no dealer anywhere near me.

We really need a new Revolution video, with Ken Nordine narrating.

Jim Capillo
02-26-2006, 12:19 AM
Only kidding with ya, Paul ! :D

02-26-2006, 05:04 AM
Only kidding with ya, Paul ! :D

No worries Jim!