Dear Reader September/October 2021

October 15th, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs

The Dream Team

By Chris Collier

You’re only as good as those around you, and I’m surrounded by a great team here at WINDOW FILM magazine. We’re like the 2011 Green Bay Packers and the 2020 Kansas City Chiefs—football fans will catch my drift with the season in full swing. I’m gaining new tools to further my industry coverage each week. Facebook Groups are the latest assets joining my toolbox.

Plugged In

I joined the 9,000-member Window Film Pros Facebook Group on July 25, and it didn’t take me long to gain value. Within minutes, I connected and conversed with many of you— the industry’s most passionate professionals with stories to share. The groups provide excellent education that can’t be measured with likes, comments or shares.

Window Film Pros and Facebook Groups are my focus because that’s where the industry is; that’s where you are. The goal is to share your industry journeys, new and old, with multi-layered features that blur the line between newsletters and magazines. Together, we’re making it happen.

I thank everyone for welcoming me with open arms. Apart from stories, I’m thankful for the camaraderie and conversation. They are communities—diverse conglomerations of businesses stretching from coast to coast. I’m glad I can play a part.

I marked Tinting for Time on my calendar. Georgia’s Tint Pro will be hosting middle Georgia film shops on October 16 in a bid to alter a young girl’s battle against cancer. Owner Kyle Fuller will be prescheduling as many cars as possible, raising funds for the family. “We—your local window film shops— are wanting to donate our time so that this family can better utilize their time,” Fuller says.

Working with Fuller, I was able to design a social post to raise awareness about the fundraiser and this family’s fight. My personal and group posts have been shared many times over. But it isn’t about me or the numbers—it’s about tinters teaming up and providing a shoulder for this family to lean on.

Connect & Collaborate

With connections, collaborations and clicks, we generated engagement for good. I look forward to covering that event this fall.

I will also be at SEMA from November 2-5 this year. I hope you stop by the WINDOW FILM magazine booth at #54074 and say hello. It would be great to meet you.

Chris Collier is the assistant editor for WINDOW FILM magazine. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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