We are a small multimedia company that uses Haute Java
(our web site
/ "virtual cafe") to showcase our talents to prospective clients.
Our services include:
Multimedia greeting cards / disk-based marketing application / games. We
are just beginning to post these on our site. The user can sample them via
shockwave; if the user likes it, an executable copy can be downloaded. This will
be free for now, but we plan to charge in the future for some stuff.
Creating customized multimedia clips (i.e. sounds, music, 3D graphics,
animations) These are free and will probably stay so.
We also do Web Marketing Consulting, so we created a classifieds database
at our web site to help businesses market their endeavors. Placing an ad into
our search engine is free for now, but we plan to eventually charge a small
In late July / early August we will incorporate a program which enables the
user to utilize an agent which searches the database to daily check for any new
ads/URL postings that are entered into the search engine. If any ads are found
that match the user's search criteria, the agent emails the results to that
person; the user has the option of receiving regular mail or HTML.
We also are working on a way to market musicians and bands using RealAudio
technology. We'll charge the talent to convert sample clips from their albums to
RealAudio format so people can listen to them on demand without waiting for the
clips to download on to their systems. This will be a free service to the
listener. Should we get enough bands/acts, we'll create an interactive database
where the user can enter keywords to retrieve clips and listen to them by
In addition, we'll use the cafe format to create audio skits and interviews
for our audience's enjoyment. We've mailed letters to celebrities asking them to
send us pictures with a message saying "Good luck to the gang at the cafe". The
typical response rate for mailings is around 5%; we achieved more than a 15%
response rate (64 out of 402 letters) from people such as John Lucas, Gary
Trudeau, Sharon Stone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Charles Grodin, Bruce Willis, Bob
Hope, and many other famous people. You can examine our virtual "Wall Of
Fame" at http://www.pixelquest.com/wallofame. html or go to our homepage and
find it from our menu.
We're basically an informal bunch of programmers / folks who are in business
to inform and entertain people about how web and multimedia technology can be
used to help them market their endeavors.