Thursday, May 21, 2009

K6 Marketing is up and running

Greetings to all my friends and readers!

I am happy to announce that K6 Marketing is up and running. This vision of mine for the past few years is still in its infancy, but I am excited for the prospects of what it will become.

Since my last update, I have made a few changes to the "vision" of what K6 Marketing will do. Originally I was planning on just focusing on helping businesses and group promote on social media. Thanks to the advice from some well educated and experienced friends, I am broadening the horizons into trade marketing.

For those of you that know me...Trade marketing was what I did for 3 years at my previous job. In this current economy, trade/barter is making a huge comeback. I want to help businesses facilitate this in a B2B setting. It doesn't have to be the half price gift certificate trade I did before (though I will help any business weigh the options of doing those types of programs and what their best direction would be)'s more about creating B2B relationships.

In addition, I will be starting out doing trade/barter works for service, depending on what the trade is for. Any of you that have or currently run a small business know how tough it is to get started, especially with limited cash flow.

My number one goal with K6 Marketing is to help people grow their business (or in the case of non-profits and groups - build awareness). Too many times in marketing it's about the almighty $$$ from the side of the marketing company. It's time to get back to growing local businesses and group, building true relationships that can be fulfilling to all parties involved and for the community in general.

Yes...I am coming to you for help. Word of mouth is still one of the best forms of advertising. If you know of a small business, non-profit or a group that could use my help and expertise, please have them contact me. If you are using Facebook and/or Twitter and want to grow it to grow you social media brand, please let me know.

The best way is either via email or 414-303-4030

I thank you in advance....thank you for the support and encouragement!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Projects, time on my hands, reflections and more

Everyday I sit in amazement at how busy I am...while lacking gainful employment.

I do not leave the house for 8-10 hours a day to work for a company, yet the list of things to do always gets longer. For any of you that know me or have been following this blog for any period of time, you know that I have numerous projects going on at any point in time, or obligations that make me wish I could clone myself. Much is still the case now.

50% of my time if used for networking, reconnecting and job searching (***side note, it is really tough to find meaningful work in the marketing/communications field right now), the other 50% if filled with "side" projects.

Currently I am finishing up a recording/editing/mixing project for my daughters Girl Scout Troop that I have been working on for a month. In addition I am trying to get the K6Marketing project off the ground (finally got the simple proposal/package finished...if you are interested please email me at Then of course there is the always full "home to do" list.

I swear there just is not enough time in the day to get everything finished. If I try to spend extra time on one project, I feel like I am neglecting the others. One of my string suits has always been multi-tasking, but for once in my life I feel a time that you would think that I would be able to accomplish a ton.
I mentioned K6Marketing...a dream, vision of mine during this "vacation" period in between full time opportunities. There are many marketing companies that are offering services to help get businesses involved in social media...many with multiple resources, staffs and loads of experience. Why K6Marketing?
One reason...people that work with me will not be clients, but members of the K6Marketing family, treated equally and cared for personally.
Some say this is a gamble, being the new little fish in the big pond of experienced schools of predator fish. I say...Bring it on!
If you know of any small businesses, organizations or groups that need help navigating the world of Social Media, please let them know about K6Marketing.

I will have a basic website up and running soon, with a bigger bolder one hopefully in June!
On a personal side note...May is one of my favorite months because we celebrate the birthdays of my two oldest daughters (and June 2 is Noah's). Hard to believe my oldest (Mia) is turning 10 and finishing 4th grade. I look at 8 month old Alayna and think "Wow it seems like yesterday that Mia was this small"
Definitely a time of reflection, but more so a time to give thanks for the precious gifts that God has entrusted me with.

One final thought from my Twitter friend Kathy Ireland (OK cheap name drop)
"Learning. Some come 2 gain and others 2 give. Some help @ hello, others wait 2B asked. "

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Quick Update on my status

This is in response to EP's comment.

Today (May 6) marks the start of week 3 of unemployment. Just finished up my 8 day run on the Channel 10 Great TV Auction (which is always a blast for me)
The job search continues...have sent out about a dozen resumes, no interviews as of yet. No worries here.
Main project right now is getting K6 Marketing off the ground. After 3 years of doing trade with about 150 businesses in Milwaukee, I have decided to branch out and use what I learned from those businesses and help them promote their companies via Social Media. The beautiful thing about this...when I do land a full-time gig with another company, I can still do K6 Marketing on a part time basis. Getting ready to kick out the first proposals for business.

Some of you may be wondering (and I have been asked 100 times) "What do you want to do next?" Short answer is a job in Marketing or communications. Over the last week, I have felt drawn towards television...mainly because of a number of people have told me to go that way. I am taking time now to pray on it and ask for God's guidance before I take a leap.

Trying to knock out my long list of projects to be done...slowly but surely it is getting handled. Even without full time work, I am still as busy as ever.

Thanks to all of you for all you prayers, support and words of encouragement.
If you want more frequent updates, please follow me on Twitter @jonkurozawa or you can email me at

Friday, May 1, 2009

Scouts Prepare for “Other Important Stuff” Drive

Scouts Prepare for “Other Important Stuff” Drive
To Benefit Less Fortunate

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2009

Contact: Mike Owens- Pack 56 414-708-0073
Jon Kurozawa- K6 Marketing 414-303-4030

Boy Scout Pack 56 at Dixon Elementary in Brookfield is pleased to announce they are organizing an "Other Important Stuff" Drive!

The scouts will have an opportunity to collect much needed donations for those less fortunate in our community. While we are all familiar with food drives and canned good drives . . . there are other items which are just as important:

Dental Floss
Baby Wipes
Disposable Diapers, etc.

The drive will be at Dixon Elementary on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Dixon is located at 2400 Pilgrim Square Drive (just north of the corner of North Ave and Pilgrim Parkway)

The Potawatomi Area Council, Boy Scouts of America serves 8,095 youth members in Waukesha County and parts of Dodge, Jefferson, Walworth, and Washington Counties. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.