Wednesday Evening May 16th


Is your website really working hard for you or is it just…there? This Month's MCAI Meeting is about the best current concepts and functional ideas for websites. 

We've got three great speakers each with different expertise to share. They will be bringing the hottest tips, tricks, techniques and tools to make your website (and your clients' websites) attractive, easy to find, functional, navigable, transactional, entertaining, a selling and advertising powerhouse, and more.

How to make your website part of a viral marketing plan; social networking for businesses; when using Flash is good (and bad); how interactive should your site be? –and 3 techniques to do it; easy ways to make it media rich; keeping up with internet trends and changes; the importance of updating content; painless podcasting, video casting and more.

Come prepared to make notes on the most important DOs and DON'Ts for your website.


MCAI member Marcelo Lewin is The Digital Media Dude!  As well as being a videographer & producer, Marcelo runs Shea Media Services, managing the websites for Shea Homes including a recently completed $600K redesign project. He’ll be sharing how you can use some of the same techniques and tools that big-budget sites employ! 

Stephen Heppell is a web designer, developer and information shaper. Besides user interfaces, Stephen creates commercials, flash/3D animation, podcasts, branding and more.  

Our host for the meeting, Gerry Grant is president of Search Optimization, Inc.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an expert in making your website rise to the top of lists on search engines such as yahoo, google etc. Gerry also does podcasting and content for his clients.  

WHAT, WHEN and $:
Join us for food, refreshments and networking with other professionals from the worlds of TV, Film, Video, Recording, Internet and other media starting at 6:30 PM. The meeting begins at 7:00. Non-members are $15 at the door. Members and students with valid ID are $5.

Search Optimization
3303 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa CA 92626
Gerry Grant cell 714.865.0222

Search Optimization’s office is in an 'L' shaped business complex that has entrances on both Harbor and S. Coast Dr.   They are in the building closest to S. Coast Dr--opposite Hooters.  Use the Harbor Blvd exit of I-405. Coming from the south, exit and turn right on Harbor and  left onto S. Coast Dr and then right into the business park driveway opposite Hooters. Coming from the North, exit at Harbor, turn left under the Freeway and left again onto S Coast Dr. and then right into the business park driveway opposite Hooters.

The LA/OC Chapter of MCAI (Media Communications Association International) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in film, TV, audio, internet and all other media, dedicated to supporting its members’ su ccess creatively, technically and in business. Membership is also open to students and educators.