Posts Tagged ‘Rick Alcalde’

Along The Lines Of A Kentucky Beauty Queen

05 May


Kentucky Beauty Queen


Tue May 05 14:41:24 1998

Greetings Rick!

Sorry to hear about your recent laptop troubles, but trust your replacement box serves you long and well. And congratulations for finally "getting wired" in this era when, "if you ain't wired, you don't know jack..."

I am writing to follow-up on the web site idea you had concerning a client or potential client of yours. You mentioned to Sue something along the lines of a Kentucky Beauty Queen perhaps desiring a personal site to chart her activities and offer her fans and contacts a place to gather and send information. I think that's a very obvious idea that should certainly be exploited now as opposed to later. After all, media coverage is the key to name recognition, and the web is a vital component in the media package of a public personality. I would be honored to set up, design, and maintain such a site.

Sue said you were inquiring about the costs of such a project. Well, of course like anything else on this planet, you tend to get what you pay for, and on the Internet there's the curbside approach or the sky's the limit approach. Our online rate card can be found here.

If you want a ballpark figure to help you nail this thing down, I'd say that anywhere between $500 and $2000 should buy the Kentuckian a fair to decent web presence. I'd like the opportunity to discuss this further with you at your earliest convenience. Now that you're wired, hey, I'm right down the hall!

Until next time,

Gabriel Thy
Creative Director
Graphic Solutions Ink Systems

Back Then Even The Agassi Foundation Wasn't Untouchable

06 Apr


Making Curtains


Date: Mon Apr 6, 1998 6:56:21 PM America/New_York

Greetings Rick!

Sorry to hear you still haven't gotten your new laptap Mac. The grapevine speaketh. However, what I really wanted to discuss was the possibility of doing business together.

This weekend I conducted a short Alcalde & Fay client ist Internet search. I was surprised that among the many clients I searched who do not currently support a web site, the Agassi Foundation, was one of them. The Foundation was listed among others on several sites giving thanks for donations, and some included a link to another Agassi page, which unfortunately is no longer active. However, several sites profiling the Foundation were:

* The HSA Architects, Inc. site includes two photographs of the Agassi Center For Education in Las Vegas, along with a brief description of the Center
* The Peter Max site includes a graphic depiction of the Peter Max painting and subsequent poster which were used to raise money for Andre Agassi's Grand Slam for Children
* The Genesis Art gallery site includes a graphic of a commissioned lithograph designated to support the Andre Agassi Foundation

...and a host of sports sites mention the tennis star, but there is no formal site for the Foundation or the tennis player. I might point out that many athletes and special foundations host functional web sites for many different reasons. I noticed in this past weekend's Post that Mr. Agassi is fast approaching a Top 20 ranking again, after dropping out of competitive tennis for several years. I'd like the opportunity Rick, to discuss working with you in developing a website with a strong focus in providing the public greater access to the information and the charitable work of the Foundation.

If you feel my proposal is inappropriate for this particular client, then perhaps you might have other clients who can better profit from my web design & maintenance services.


Gabriel Thy
Creative Director
Graphic Solutions Ink Systems


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