GLBAL media Announces Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration in Westminster, MD

GLBAL media ribbon cutting ceremony

GLBAL media Announces Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Westminster locals open new location in downtown Westminster, MD

Westminster, MD: GLBAL media is excited to announce the opening of a new office and photo studio in downtown Westminster, MD. Located at 47 E Main Street, this event will feature tours of the building, a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and a check presentation for February’s Hey, Westminster! Grant recipient. Each month, GLBAL media provides videos for Hey, Westminster! to promote local startups and entrepreneurs in the area.

Serving Grammy award winning artists, White House officials and some of the largest nonprofits in the world, GLBAL media is an award winning creative agency that was started by Justin Willet. With extensive experience as a humanitarian photographer, documentary filmmaker and designer, Justin has traveled to over 20 different countries. This worldview brings a unique perspective to a local business.

GLBAL media office

Over the past 3 years GLBAL media has made a significant impact in the local community by providing photos for the City of Westminster’s downtown events, designing websites for local businesses and nonprofits, sponsoring events and producing videos for both local and international organizations.

When asked about opening a physical location Justin commented “Our team was born and raised in Westminster and we felt it was important to give back to our community. Having travelled all over the world we choose to call Westminster home and are proud to put down stakes here. While we will continue to serve our international clients we’re excited about offering more in person services like portraits and local event coverage for the community. We hope this location can serve as an inspiration for local creativity.”

Westminster Collective

Alongside the Grand Opening, GLBAL media has launched a new initiative for local photographers and videographers called the Westminster Collective. This group meets monthly to discuss current trends, strategies and challenges in the photo and video industry. The corresponding website westminstercollective.com serves as a database for Westminster residents to search and find a local photographer or videographer. All creatives that are listed must live within 25 miles of Westminster and have at least 2 years of experience. “Our goal is to create a hyperlocal database where you can easily find a photographer or videographer for your event – without having to comb through nationwide databases. We really hope to help younger professionals get more bookings who might not rank independently on search engines yet” says Justin. 

2023 year in review

2023 year in review

International Trips

2023 was an exciting year at GLBAL media and we are so thankful for every person, company and nonprofit that trusted us with their creative needs. This year we saw the return of international trips and were able to travel to 4 different countries for the first time since January of 2020. Working alongside our partners at ChildFund we shared stories of hope and change as well as the struggles of drought, famine and exploitation.

New Team Members

Grace Carr
2023 also saw the addition of Grace Carr as a full time photographer/designer for our team. Quickly jumping on the Lauren Daigle fall tour with Justin where we saw over 10,000 children sponsored – many of which we spent time with in Kenya and Guatemala. As a team we visited 39 states and were on the road for over 200 days this year clocking in 85 flights.

 

Short Form Documentaries

Back to the field documentary
Over a year ago we made a commitment as a company to focus on longer form videos and start producing documentaries. I’m excited to share that in 2023 we were a part of not 1 but 3 different documentaries. We hope you can join us on January 2nd for a special premiere of “Back to the Field.”

 

Video Production

 

We are so thankful for the huge increase in video related projects. Growing from 95 video projects in 2022 to 243 in 2023! We’ve invested heavily in upgrading equipment to cinema quality cameras and lighting and refining our filming and editing workflow to insure a smooth process for our clients. We have renewed our commitment to Hey Westminster and for the 4th year will continue sharing the stories of local recipients who are making Westminster awesome!

 

GLBAL good

 

This leads to my favorite thing we do every year, the GLBAL good. Each year as a company we designate a percentage of our profit to fund various projects/causes that we believe align with our vision to bring the world together, and share those success stories with you. This year we expanded on this concept and added a documentary and reception to help champion the work being done in Rwanda. 

 

Live Streaming

 

For the 8th year we were able to provide live streaming for the SDA and CSA squash tournaments and look forward to branching out to new racquet sports in 2024.

 

Website Design

 

Kite Technology Group Website Design
This year end review would not be complete with out acknowledging the 11 different websites we built. Some of which are our favorite designs to date. You can learn more about our website design process here.

Looking ahead to 2024

GLBAL media ribbon cutting ceremony

New office / studio location 

We have several exciting updates for 2024! For over 2 years we’ve been looking for the right location to call home. We’ve met with real estate developers, contractors and landlords in search of a space that could serve as both a studio and office. We were committed to staying in Westminster but this was no easy task. In order to meet our checklist we needed natural light, open space and high ceilings. It’s been a rollercoaster as we’ve signed leases, had developers back out of deals, moved into locations only to find out it wasn’t properly permitted, etc.

We’re excited to share that on February 15th we’ll be having a ribbon cutting ceremony and giving tours of the new office and studio space located in the heart of downtown Westminster. The best part? We want this to be a location that serves the community and other creatives. If you’re a local photographer / videographer let’s connect soon.

In addition, this location will also feature a custom built photo/video studio to allow for professional studio portraits and in house video creation. Located in downtown Westminster this space will become a local hub for creative projects. We look forward to sharing more updates soon but for now just know that this will be a huge addition to the local community. We have several ideas and new initiatives to help improve the creative community in our hometown.

 

Why we’re quitting social media

As 2023 comes to a close we have also made the decision to discontinue social media management services. This decision was not something we take lightly and have already made the necessary transitions for our existing clients. We believe social media can be a powerful tool for businesses but have found best practices when conducted internally. Feel free to read a more lengthy review about this decision here: “Why we’re quitting social media“.

 

In conclusion 

GLBAL media truly lived up to its name in 2023, with projects spanning several continents. This small company from Westminster has truly grown into an agency capable of sharing stories from around the world and being a part of thousands of lives changed. We hope you will partner with us in 2024 for your next project.

Grace Carr – Photographer

Grace Carr

Please join us in officially welcoming Grace Carr to the GLBAL media team! Grace is a talented photographer who is passionate about social justice, working with nonprofits and telling the stories of the voiceless. A Carroll County native, she graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging Arts. Grace will be a huge addition to our creative team and can be found in the studio, out on assignments, traveling on tours and at live streaming events.

2022 Year in Review

2022 year in review

2022 was the biggest year yet for GLBAL media! We’re so thankful for all of our clients and for trusting us with your websites, videos and live streaming needs.

Matt Maher

Live Events

This year we traveled to 35 different states on 55 flights for 122 live events. Working alongside our friends at ChildFund, World Vision and Children International we toured with bands like We The Kingdom, Michael W. Smith, Elevation Worship, Crowder, Matt Maher, Lauren Daigle and more.

Westminster Community Center Video

Video Production

We filmed, edited and produced 95 videos ranging from our work with Hey Westminster to Hall of Fame content for US Squash. We also provided concert photography and event coverage for Westminster’s SummerFest.

B+C Boost Website Design

Website Design

We built 10 different websites with a heavy focus in e-commerce websites. Some of these sites include Be Kind Sign, BC Boost, Free Todd Mullis and more.

Glbal good logo

GLBAL good

This year we continued our tradition of donating a percentage of our company profits to a nonprofit. This year’s recipient was LightsOut. Read more about them here.

 

Looking ahead…

We are looking forward to next year and would love to work together on your next project. We currently have 3 international trips planned and can’t wait to return to visit our friends in Africa and South America this coming year.

We also just introduced 3 new monthly plans that provide social media, seo and videos on a recurring basis. Click here to view our 2023 Digital Marketing Plans.

The Power of Storytelling on the Persevere Podcast

GLBAL media Persevere Podcast
Justin Willet was recently interviewed for the Persevere Podcast where they discussed everything from playing in a rock band to founding a full service media company, being prepared for the unexpected and believing in yourself, and creating boundaries with honesty and transparency.
 
Listen using one of the links below.
Iann Ivy is host to heart-led creative journeys of grit and breakthroughs to inspire YOU to persevere in your passions.
Quote from the Persevere Podcast

2022 Video Trends

Maryland video production company

Video content is a continually increasing demand for the online and social media space. This is because:

“Viewers retain 95% of a message presented to them in the video as compared to 10% when reading text.” – Impact Plus

As this knowledge is becoming more widespread we are beginning to see the trickle-down effect take place. More and more nonprofits and companies are beginning to consistently implement video on their websites and in social media content. Ultimately, video content serves your visitors better because you’re making your content easily accessible and memorable.

Check out the 2022 video trends to watch for and incorporate into your nonprofit or company’s content.

 

4k and even 8k video have become the new standard in video production.

Even though most viewers aren’t watching on devices capable of these resolutions people have been taught to ask for it when requesting video shoots.

As the use of video increases across all platforms creative lighting will play a bigger role in helping your videos stand out. RBG lighting will allow users to create unique-looking interviews and have full control over the scene they are shooting.

Interactive / VR video hasn’t fully caught on but as the technology continues to improve and become more widespread we can expect to see more and more VR videos.

2022 Video trends for nonprofits and entertainment undustry

Drone Video.

Drone videography has become standard in most video productions however the quality of these shots and most importantly using them creatively will help set your production apart.

 

Aerial drone videography pilot

Live Streaming.

Live streaming is here to stay however with its increased popularity the cost for these services will start to decrease as it becomes easier for clients to produce the content on their own.

Check out a blog we created dedicated to live streaming.

livestream to facebook instagram youtube

Video formats.

Stories will always drive good videos. Even as short-form videos become the norm across social media the content of the video is crucial to its success.

Moving into 2022 and beyond videos will need to be delivered in multiple formats for use in vertical stories, square formats, and standard 16×9.

2022 video trends video formats

GLBAL media is a Maryland video production agency that specializes in filming nonprofitentertainment, and church videos. Our team of videographers has a combined experience of over 40 years in video production and marketing. As a Story First Creative Agency, we believe every good video should start with a story. Our Westminster, MD videographers are available for worldwide travel. Whether we’re shooting in Africa, in a conference room, or out on tour with a band, we have an experienced team of videographers, storytellers, and animators to make your production a reality.

Learn more about our video production services.

GLBAL media 2021 year in review

GLBAL media 2021 year in review graphic
We are taking the opportunity to reflect on all the work that we have had the privilege to do over the course of 2021 through this GLBAL media year in review blog. The stats and projects listed below are the numbers that reflect what matters most to us, which are the nonprofits, businesses, ministries, and individuals we have had the honor of working with and helping.
Enjoy an overview of some of our projects and behind-the-scenes photos from this past year.
GLBAL media team

34 Blogs published 

This year we did our best to keep you updated on current projects and provide helpful tips and suggestions for your business.

117 Google keywords ranked

We work with companies to improve their SEO ratings by conducting search engine optimization and audits for their websites. We help their websites rank higher in Google by identifying keywords and phrases that potential clients will search be searching for.

GLBAL media 2021 year in review graphic

7 Websites built

This year we built websites for our friends at Third Culture Thriving, Hear It Clear, Soni Sunshine, and more. 2021 brought a renewed approach to our website design process which allowed us to build some of the best websites we’ve ever designed.
GLBAL media office
GLBAL media office

Over 5,000 photos taken

Most of the photos we took this year were either for Hey Westminster Grant Recipients or for concerts. With our new office location and now having access to an indoor studio at Together Studios, we look forward to expanding our studio sessions in the coming year.

GLBAL media photographer

36 Videos produced

We’ve completed video projects for all of the Hey Westminster grant recipients, Affordable Basement Solutions by JFJ & Sons, Finding Hope Counseling, multiple projects for Exponential, ChildFund, Faith Church Glen Burnie, and we announced the addition of drone video services. We are fortunate that you trust us to help tell your story.
TryVent Hey Westminster Maryland GLBAL media
video production maryland
Rudolph Girls Books Hey Westminster Grant
Fiddlers Green Farm Hey Westminster GLBAL media behind the scenes

51 travel dates

We jumped back into touring this year with ChildFund and lead the team for Winter Jam (Crowder and We the Kingdom) and the Lauren Daigle World Tour. In addition to these tours we were also a part of Light the Way Festival and travelled for various video shoots.

26 flights

This year saw the return of live events and we were happy to help support them. Traveling on numerous tours, video shoots, and client meetings we flew over 26 times.

29 states visited

Although this was the first year in over 5 years that did not include an international trip we still managed to cover most of the country visiting 29 states for photos, videos, and tour dates.
WinterJam We The Kingdom
It has been a great year! Thank you to each of our clients for trusting us to build your websites, capture and tell your stories, and serve you creatively. We are looking forward to all the projects that we will be working on in 2022. We hope you enjoyed a behind-the-scenes GLBAL media year in review.

GLBAL media expands to Nashville

Westminster, MD
December 7th, 2020
For Immediate Release
 
GLBAL media, based out of Westminster, MD plans to expand its services to Nashville, TN with the hiring of veteran non-profit strategist, Bobby Lingo as Strategic Marketing Manager.

Bobby joins an already ultra-experienced team of graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and non-profit experts lead by Creative Director and Owner, Justin Willet. GLBAL media is a creative agency serving non-profit organizations and the entertainment industry. Clients include international charities, Grammy-award winning artists, and White House officials.

 Bobby Lingo is a communicator, brand/campaign developer and strategic visionary. During his almost ten years at Compassion International, Bobby was instrumental in developing or advancing many campaigns such as One Meal One Day, Water For Life, Live58, Create Compassion and Bite Back. Today, Bobby uses his communication skills as a tour speaker for Thriving Charities Advocates (TCA), where he has represented organizations such as Children International, World Vision, and ChildFund. Bobby also serves as GLBAL media’s Strategic Marketing Manager, building brands, creating campaigns, and helping non-profits, churches, and para-church ministries expand their impact and influence.