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  • Design Is Eating The World

    Digital Tonto
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    The future, will not be made as much as it will be designed and anyone who wants to have a successful future, needs to learn design skills. Related posts: The Future by Design The New Industrial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Five golden principles of audience engagement

    Simon Staffans // Developing Media
    Simon Staffans
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    So, what I would like is to continuously create content that resonates deeply with the intended target audience. The would be an audience that takes what I’ve created or helped create to heart, that engages in the way they’re intended to engage and that teaches the creators a thing or ten about their own creation during the course of the interaction. This would also be an audience that goes beoynd being merely an audience, morphing into a collaborative-producer state, freely creating within the boundaries of the original creation. I have an inkling that this is something quite a few other…
  • The Power of Social Media for Charitable Deeds

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    Dolly Williams
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    There are lots of arguments for and against social media, but recently there has been some great examples of just how powerful it can be to develop awareness of a business or campaign and to inspire charitable deeds on a global scale. The ice bucket challenge craze is filling news feeds right now with famous and non-famous people from all over the world participating in the viral sensation. Nominated participants have buckets of ice poured over their head and are encouraged to donate to the ALS charity in the US, or the UK equivalent – the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The…
  • 5 Things Marketers Should Know But Usually Don’t

    Digital Tonto
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Many widely held marketing ideas are misleading, if not completely untrue and that can cause serious problems for your brand. Related posts: 4 Popular Marketing Buzzwords That Are Really Complete... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oracle Acquires Front Porch Digital to Manage Media Assets

    digital media - Yahoo News Search Results
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Oracle Corp. (ORCL) recently signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital. However, nothing related to financial details of the deal were revealed.
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    TED Blog

  • Last week for YOU to apply to be a TED2015 Fellow

    Tom Rielly
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Dear [Your Name Here], At the TED Fellows program, we look for extraordinary young innovators, inventors and leaders—like you—from many categories of human endeavor: scientists of all sorts, engineers, artists, filmmakers, photojournalists, entrepreneurs, NGO founders, technologists, inventors, human rights activists and more. Our goal is simple: to help you accelerate your career. Concerned about whether you have a chance of becoming a TED Fellow? Learn more about the program below. But first, read the fears and concerns that some of our most successful TED Fellows felt before they…
  • What’s it like to be a deep sea explorer? Highlights from a Q&A with Sylvia Earle

    Ella Dawson
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    How colorful is the ocean floor? And what exactly do you do when you run out of air underwater? Yesterday, we invited all of you to talk with oceanographer Sylvia Earle about her adventures as a deep sea diver. Earle is a TED Prize winner and the subject of a new documentary, Mission Blue, which gives an inside look at her lifelong mission to save our oceans. Below, we collected some of the best moments from this Facebook Q&A. (You can read the full Q&A here.) Q: What is a thought or feeling you have only when diving? A: One of the special things about diving is that you are suspended…
  • 7 reasons to get TED Live

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Just in time for TEDGlobal next month, we’ve rebuilt our TED Live program, allowing you to watch the entire conference—or a single day of it—on a high-definition live stream anywhere in the world, anytime. 7 reasons to try it: You’ll gain insight into what’s going on in the world. The TEDGlobal 2014 program is designed to look at the forces underlying recent news stories — and at the larger phenomenon shaping our global landscape. As you watch TED Live, you’ll see these big themes emerge, session by session. And you might even see a little breaking news. It’s cost…
  • The joy and agony of translating song lyrics

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Earlier this year, the TED staff created a faux talk—a musical, complete with an original song called “We’ll Make a TED Talk Out of You.” Our translation volunteers had quite a time bringing it into their language. Photo: TED By Kate Torgovnick May and Krystian Aparta Music is, supposedly, the universal language. So why, then, do so many songs get translated? Sometimes, bands adapt their lyrics into English in an attempt to reach international audiences—which explains why so few of us can sing ABBA in the band members’ native Swedish. Other times, songs are adapted…
  • Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Do you work in the sciences, technology or engineering? Ever thought about becoming a STEM teacher? Below, proof that teachers blow minds. Illustration: Cultivated Wit By Baratunde Thurston So, you might know me. I ran the digital side of The Onion for a long time; I’m the author of How To Be Black. People call me to do things like host White House events on innovation, do the wrap-up at TED salons, join semi-secret cabals at MIT, and comment on the teevee. The underlying constant in my multi-hyphenate life is running my creative company, Cultivated Wit. I’m proud of what we do, but part…
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  • Digital Media Marketing: 3 major LinkedIn features and tools

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    It’s likely that by now you’re familiar with the basic features and benefits of LinkedIn, and how the professional social network could boost your business. How has it helped your company grow? Have you taken advantage of all it has to offer?
  • Amazon and Apple Just Made Buying Digital Media a Lot More Attractive

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    If you spend any time at all buying digital music, movies or other media, you get used to dealing with nonsensical rules about what you can and can’t do with the things you bought. But every so often the digital media business surprises you and gets it ...
  • TITLE: Digital Media Manager

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    Minimum two years experience in marketing and digital media, preferably in the arts. Experience managing a website and all standard social networks. Experience/skill with editing photos and video desired. Graphic design skills a plus. Knowledge of ...
  • Digital vs Print: Digital Surge

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    SummaryDigital medium overtook print in 2013, has set course for high-speed growth in the coming years The media in India is surging fast towards a digital future. As per India Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014, a report from PwC on the sector ...
  • LifeApps Digital Media, Inc. announces Jack Tretton former President and C.E.O of Sony Computer Entertainment joins Advisory Board

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2014 / LifeApps Digital Media Inc. (LFAP) ("LifeApps"), an emerging growth company and designer of applications ("apps"), new media, products and next-generation social networks for sports, health, fitness and ...
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

    Thomas Hawk
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs connected to the 5 TVs in our home. We have Mac minis in the kitchen and in the home office. I’ve pretty much purchased just about every iPhone ever sold. I waited in line overnight for the very first iPhone down in Palo Alto. So, as you can imagine, I was looking forward to this morning’s livecast of Apple’s new announcement. Like millions of other Americans, however, the livecast took place at 10am on a Tuesday morning when I was at…
  • Viva Las Vegas with Keith Urban at the Cosmopolitan, iPhone Style

    Thomas Hawk
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    This past weekend I shot my first iPhone only concert ever — Keith Urban at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas with Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Neimann. I was there with my wife mrsth for our 18th wedding anniversary. We’re both big Keith Urban and country music fans, so when I saw he was playing at the swanky Cosmopolitan (which is absolutely the best place to stay in Vegas these days), I booked us a room there for the weekend and we celebrated 18 years in style. A great show was made even better thanks to Jessica Northey who put us in touch with Keith’s management (thank…
  • The New and Improved Flickr

    Thomas Hawk
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Flickr Staff Pre Marissa Mayer Flickr Staff Today Look at the two screenshots above. I took the first one in April of 2012, a few months before Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo. The second one I took earlier today. Between pre-Mayer 2012 and today, Flickr’s staff has grown from 39 people working on Flickr to 109. About half of the 39 working on Flickr in 2012 are no longer on the team, which means that over 80% of the new, much larger team has been built since Mayer took over at Yahoo. After years of layoffs, CEO neglect, and lackluster product development, Flickr is back in a big way,…
  • 10 Things Google Should Consider in Launching a Standalone Photo Sharing Service

    Thomas Hawk
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a lot better. Today’s news out of Bloomberg is that Google is looking to spin off Google Photos from Google+. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. You never know. The timing of Friday afternoon stories and leaks always makes you wonder. Usually when companies want to push something they release it more like Tuesday mornings or make a big deal about it at I/O or something. Whatever the case, photos has been one of the…
  • Homestead Restaurant, Oakland, California

    Thomas Hawk
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Homestead Restaurant Address: 4029, Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Phone:(510) 420-6962 Menu: Tried Homestead Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue last night with @mrsth. Highly recommended. The restaurant has great light with an open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. The menu changes daily. The squid, duck and horchata ice cream were my favorites. Here’s what we had: date night. Great open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. First course, spicy pepperoni and meat plate. First course, little gems, avocado, fried onions, buttermilk dressing Second…
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  • Netflix Orders New Judd Apatow Comedy Series

    Erik Gruenwedel
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    While Netflix expands its international reach, back home in the United States the subscription streaming pioneer has made a two-season commitment to “Love,” a new modern relationship comedy from director Judd Apatow and his production company. The series stars Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper and Inglorious Basterds) as Gus, who navigates a modern day relationship with Mickey (Gillian Jacobs from NBC’s “Community”), debuts with 10 half-hour episodes in 2016 and 12 episodes the following year. Apatow is best known for helming a string of adult comedy movies,…
  • 'Captain America' Sequel Dominates Disc Sales Charts

    Thomas K. Arnold
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    In a big week for new releases, five newcomers made it into the top 10 on Nielsen VideoScan’s weekly overall disc sales chart for the week ended Sept. 14. Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the action sequel distributed by Disney that grossed $259.8 million in U.S. theaters, was an easy winner, debuting at No. 1. Fox’s Brick Mansions, a crime drama with a domestic box office gross of just $20.4 million, bowed at No. 2, although it sold only 8.2% as many units as the “Captain America” follow-up. Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2…
  • Sky Deutschland Advises Against BSkyB Takeover Bid

    Erik Gruenwedel
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Rupert Murdoch’s plan to unite European Sky satellite TV operations into a unified service with more than 20 million subscribers took a hit Sept. 17 when the supervisory and executive boards from Sky Deutschland advised minority shareholders against voting for the deal. Murdoch’s BSkyB in July offered $8.3 billion to acquire 21st Century Fox’s Sky Italia and 57% stake in Sky Deutschland. Murdoch owns 21st Century Fox, which in turn owns 39% of BSkyB. In a detailed filing, Sky Deutschland’s boards said Murdoch’s 6.75 euros per share secondary offer to minority…
  • 'Godzilla' Smashes Into Stores

    John Latchem
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Warner's disc release of the new Godzilla remake burst onto retail Sept. 16 with promotional exclusives at most of the major retailers. Best Buy offered the Godzilla Blu-ray for $19.99, or $9.99 with the purchase of a TV title $14.99 or up. Best Buy also offered the prequel graphic novel Godzilla: Awakening for $2.99 with the purchase of the film. Walmart offered a special single-disc Godzilla DVD, as opposed to the two-DVD special edition DVD available everywhere else. The $14.96 Walmart DVD offered only a couple of the bonus featurettes from the array of extras found on the other disc…
  • Streaming Wars Down Under

    Erik Gruenwedel
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Netflix may have thought its biggest challenge this week was making nice with old-school French cinephiles and German ISPs. Instead, the SVOD pioneer has apparently irked Australian rival Quickflix, whose CEO Stephen Langsford Sept. 11 penned an open letter challenging Netflix and CEO Reed Hastings to play by the rules. Quickflix offers transactional VOD, electronic sellthrough and by-mail DVDs, in addition to subscription streaming. With Netflix rolling out service in six European countries, and operating in over 40 others, scuttlebutt suggests its just a matter of time before it expands…
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  • Over-the-Top Video Revenue to Reach $9.45 Billion in Europe

    David H Deans
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    The total over-the-top (OTT) video revenue in Europe was up 51 percent in 2013 reaching $3.2 billion and is expected to grow a further 43 percent this year, according to the latest market study by Strategy Analytics. They predict that the majority of this new growth will occur within the online SVOD and ad-supported video business models. via Digital Lifescapes
  • How Digital Media Has Done Away with Bureaucratized Creativity

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    With the dawn of both social media and digital media, so many new platforms have come about for artists to share and spread their creative ideas to a wider audience. I think, as a result of these new platforms, creativity has become so much less bureaucratized in recent years than it once was. Before the internet and digital media, you really could only be exposed to the mainstream art and creativity that was already successful or recognized by others. The only music you would hear was the music already on the radio; the only paintings and sculptures you would see were the ones already in…
  • Faking on social media

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    Dutch Woman’s Fake Southeast Asia Trip Is Amazing It’s been said that people create an image of themselves on Facebook, one that they manipulate to present themselves to others in a certain way, whatever way that may be. This article, drawn from a story originally published on, tells the story of a young Dutch woman who took this to the extreme (as an experiment). Zilla van den Born spent 42 days pretending she was on holiday in Southeast Asia when in fact she never left Amsterdam during that time. She did this by altering photos digitally, sharing these on Facebook,…
  • The use of digital storytelling

    nancy choe
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    One of the main objectives of creating art in art therapy is to have our clients tell their own story using their own visual language. This provides insight into a perceived experience and some understanding of the formation process of our client’s identity or identities. In art therapy, stories are told, explored, validated, retold, and often transformed into new narratives through the use of art. Nowadays, we frequently encounter the telling of one’s story through social media. However, the storytelling with a wide audience can be quite different from the story you tell in…
  • Paisley Park

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Paisley Park, Ross, Tasmania. Something about the light that caught my attention last time, slightly revised, slightly reimagined, perhaps the little nature sprite ninjas peering around the corners of branches?
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  • Disqus – Take control of your members comments

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    We often hear from site owners looking to improve site interaction and user comments.  Our preferred solution, Disqus, makes it easy for site admins to moderate and manage comments left by members and visitors. It’s easy to install within your SubHub site, once you have created your account with Disqus. The advanced comments feature will […] The post Disqus – Take control of your members comments appeared first on SubHub.
  • New Feature: Link your MailChimp Account with SubHub

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    As it’s Friday, and we like freebies, we are happy to announce our new integration with MailChimp – a leading email client. Our site owners will now be able to sync their MailChimp accounts with their SubHub site activities. This is a great improvement on the current email options available through the control panel. If you do not […] The post New Feature: Link your MailChimp Account with SubHub appeared first on SubHub.
  • Create the Perfect Homepage for Your Members

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Picture the scene; you’re invited to a friend’s for a housewarming party. Whilst fixing yourself a drink you bump into a guy you’ve never met before. He immediately launches into a long, protracted story about himself. There’s no direction to the information he’s telling you, he takes ages to get to the point and have […] The post Create the Perfect Homepage for Your Members appeared first on SubHub.
  • A New Home For SubHub

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
      We are very pleased to tell you that Member Digital Ltd., parent of SubHub, has been acquired by EFactor Group Corp. (“EFactor”).  EFactor Group Corp. is a publically listed company, currently trading on the OTCQQ under the ticker, EFCT. EFactor Group Corp. has at its core, a niche social network for entrepreneurs. […] The post A New Home For SubHub appeared first on SubHub.
  • Manage Your Business with Google

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    Google recently launched a new, free service for businesses called Google My Business. The new platform simplifies and consolidates many of Google’s existing tools. Reviews, analytics, insights, maps and chat can all now be accessed and updated from the same dashboard. The first step is to create a Google account for your business. Then sign […] The post Manage Your Business with Google appeared first on SubHub.
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    On the Media

  • TLDR #37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Police released a video of some unidentified suspects in a brutal attack on a gay couple. Within a few hours, a Philly sports fan and his online friends had identified some of the people in the video without the blizzard of false accusations that usually accompany an online investigation. Alex speaks to  "Fan Since 09" about how he managed to corral a online mob into potentially solving a crime. Thanks for listening. If you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. You can follow PJ and Alex and TLDR on Twitter. 
  • TLDR #36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Rapper Childish Gambino (A.K.A actor Donald Glover) famously claims to have received his rap pseudonym, "Childish Gambino," from an online Wu-Tang Name generator. But investigating whether this story is true or not led TLDR host Alex Goldman on an odyssey of discovery. Thanks for listening! If you want to receive your own Wu-Tang name, check out the original Wu-Tang Name Generator here, and the other wu-tang name generator here. You can read Tim Carmody's article about the mystery of Childish Gambino at kottke.orgIf you like our show, please subscribe to us on iTunes. You can follow…
  • Deadbeats

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As resources dwindle for news organizations, among the first casualties of cost cutting are the beats that were once the core of journalism’s mission. This week, OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 
  • TLDR #23 - A Bitcoin Story for People Who Don't Care About Bitcoin

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    This is a repeat of TLDR #23 When Wired reporter Andy Greenberg read Newsweek's cover story claiming to have found mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, he was disappointed. Not so much that the mystery had been solved, but that the answer to the search was not all that interesting. But then, as the Newsweek started getting picked apart, he got a tip about another possible Bitcoin creator: a very ill, very brilliant cryptographer named Hal Finney.  Andy Greenberg is the author of This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's…
  • Media Kidnapping Blackouts, A Conversation With Carl Kasell, and More

    WNYC, New York Public Radio
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Gruesome murders of American journalists by ISIS militants have raised serious questions about the way the media should cover these acts of terrorism.  Also, Brooke talks with a public radio legend, and yet another hacking scandal. 
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  • Wet paint

    Paolo Valdemarin
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
  • 3 things about Apple Watch

    Paolo Valdemarin
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    One I think that the heart rate sensor is the most relevant feature of this product. It’s not just about fitness: with the right software having a constant monitor of heart rate and other activities will soon start saving lives. In a few years this class of products will have an impact on the healthcare budgets. It’s big. Two Remember iPhone 1.0? iPod 1.0? iPad 1.0? Holding my first iphone today, it looks and feels like ancient technology. The current Apple Watch looks a bit chunky, but in no time it will become much sleeker. This is a 1.0. Three Is it “Apple WATCH”?
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    Paolo Valdemarin
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  • Conference Calls - Developing Your Meeting Skills

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Conference calls are one of the most often cited dislikes of employees. Even though the technical problems associated with them are becoming less common, many employees find their motivation to participate and provide ideas are shut down by the impersonal and difficult to coordinate nature of these calls. Learn to overcome the problems associated with conference calls with this free eBook.You will learn:Why conference calls present problems that normal telephone calls do not.What advance planning you can undertake to get the most out of each call.Why published guidelines can dramatically…
  • Ultimate IFTTT Guide Use the Web's Most Powerful Tool Like A Pro

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    IFTTT is an automation that will enable you to connect 2 services so that, when something happens with one service, a trigger goes off and an action takes place automatically on the other.  For example: let’s say that you are a photography fan who uses Instagram constantly throughout the day. You love taking photos with your mobile device, touching them up and sharing them for everyone to see. Your followers seem to love the photos, so you think that maybe you’d like to get a bit more serious about this whole photography endeavor. We’ll get to photography-specific…
  • 3G/4G Digital Signage Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband cellular signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations and new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.Request Free!
  • Cut That Cord! How To Ditch Cable

    4 Jun 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Have you been thinking about cutting your pay-TV cord? Kind of scary to think about, isn’t it?  If you were born anytime after the mid-seventies, you’ve probably spent your entire life with pay-TV. It’s become a habit – something you rarely even think about. It’s just always there. And, yet, now there is something about it that is bothering you. It may be the time you spend (or waste) watching it. It may be the cost that just keeps growing, and you are now questioning the value of what you are getting for what you are paying. Perhaps you resent having to…
  • Spotify Music Streaming: The Unofficial Guide

    4 Jun 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Some artists are outraged at what they see are paltry amounts which are being paid to them by Spotify. Spotify, along with its competitors is a paid service called "streaming music". You start it up, tell it what song/artist you want to listen to, and you start listening. Every time someone listens to a song, the artist in question gets paid by Spotify. Spotify gets their cut, so they make something too. A win-win, everybody's happy, right? Well, not quite. For a start, it doesn't stop people from illegally pirating music. If someone is determined not to pay for music, then a paid…
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  • Mobile WAN Optimization Can Help Cut Costs and Avoid Upgrades

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mobile WAN optimization technology can help improve the performance of these key applications, no matter where the user is located or how the worker is connected. Additionally, mobile WAN optimization can be used to defer many expensive network and hardware upgrades while reducing the cost of supporting the mobile workers.Request Free!
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    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Channel partners can drive maximum flexibility, opportunity, and profitability through the Apptix Cloud Alliance Network. Apptix is a cloud pioneer with more than 16 years of experience providing hosted solutions. See how Apptix's network can help you set your organization apart from the competition, stay engaged with customers, and expand your product portfolio. Learn how to: Generate new recurring revenue streams Update technologies with a robust infrastructure Utilize lead generation and sales supportCommunication. Security and Compliance. Collaboration. Infrastructure. Get all the…
  • Supporting Workplace Mobility with ERP

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mapping business processes via mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is crucial for mid-size businesses tasked with equipping management and staff with crucial insight and company information on the go. ERP has become regarded as a “mission-critical investment” for CIOs although the benefits of having integrated solutions to manage business processes are becoming apparent in most departments of the company.Download this white paper to see how your organisation can support workplace mobility with ERP.Request Free!
  • Video Collaboration When You Need It, Where You Want It, and How You Like It

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • 5 Ways Mobile Apps Are Driving the Store of the Future

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Improve revenue, loyalty, and productivity while controlling costs. It's a given: Most shoppers are now armed with a mobile device when they enter a retail store. They are highly informed and expect retail employees they interact with to be at least, if not more knowledgeable about a store's products, promotions, and services. This white paper outlines the 5 key benefits of a winning mobile app strategy, including new ways retailers can effectively leverage mobile technology as a competitive advantage. With the average shopper looking at their phone more than 150 times a day, learn how…
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  • Why Some Content Marketers Succeed When Others Fail

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    What makes a story succeed is not gimmicks or even strategy, but crafting it well. Related posts: How To Do Brand Publishing Right 4 Timeless Rules For Content Content Is Crap If You’re Serious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Your Mission Drives Your Strategy

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    Great businesses, in the final analysis, are built by passion. Strategies can come and go, but the mission of the enterprise is fundamental to directing action. Related posts: 3 Levels of Strategy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Design Is Eating The World

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    The future, will not be made as much as it will be designed and anyone who wants to have a successful future, needs to learn design skills. Related posts: The Future by Design The New Industrial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Don’t Embrace Failure, Transcend It

    7 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    Failing fast and cheap is not a strategy, but a result of lazy thinking. There is nothing noble about failure and no reason we need to embrace it. Related posts: The Data Divide The Strategic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Things Marketers Should Know But Usually Don’t

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Many widely held marketing ideas are misleading, if not completely untrue and that can cause serious problems for your brand. Related posts: 4 Popular Marketing Buzzwords That Are Really Complete... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • DiGiorno Delivers Twitter Blunder

    Jennifer Graber
    17 Sep 6935 | 6:10 am
    Summary: DiGiorno, much like Taco Bell, has a way with words on Twitter. The pizza company utilizes humor and jokes in its digital interactions. For instance, it wouldn't be unusual to see hashtags like #CheesyCelebrities or #DiGiorNOYOUDIDNT on its account. DiGiorno's Twitter is not boring or typical in any sense of the word. And it is those kinds of social media accounts that get the most attention. In a crowded digital landscape, consumers are looking for what stands out, for what is atypical. However, DiGiorno's Twitter recently stood out, and not in a positive way. DiGiorno had a…
  • Most Apps Still Gobbling Up User Data

    Jessica Cherok
    17 Sep 5448 | 6:10 am
    Summary: Surprise, surprise -- apps are failing at protecting your privacy. According to a new report, apps are still collecting huge amounts of personal data. The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) surveyed over 1,200 apps, finding that the large majority of them were not being clear or detailed in telling users what information was being collected.
  • Internet Slow Down Day is Here

    Jessica Cherok
    17 Sep 2497 | 6:10 am
    Summary: It's Internet Slow Down Day! The day where the Internet won't actually be any slower, but your awareness will be raised about that possibility. Hopefully. Several websites -- such as Netflix, Reddit, Etsy, Upworthy, and Vimeo -- will prominently display...
  • Should You Worry About Your Gmail Account?

    Jessica Cherok
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Summary: Google's Gmail has been the victim of the latest large-scale security breach. Nearly five million email addresses and passwords were listed online -- yet despite the large number of accounts potentially affected, Google says not to worry. According to Google, "We're always monitoring for these dumps so we can respond quickly to protect our users...."
  • Agency Review: T3

    Luke Willoughby
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Summary: T3 is a full-service, independent shop that was founded in Austin in 1989 by Gay Gaddis. This was not only before SXSW was cool, but also before female leadership was familiar in the industry. Today, Gay runs a successful agency of 190 people across three offices (including SF and NY) that pulled $23 million in revenue...
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    ReelSEO Video Marketing

  • Reddit + Video: A Comprehensive Guide for Video Marketers

    Carla Marshall
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Reddit has the ability to send a significant amount of traffic to your YouTube Channel or website, even if you never make it to the 'Front Page'. But it can be a dangerous place for inexperienced video marketers so read our tips for reaching your target audience without being downvoted to oblivion.
  • YouTube Keyword Research Tips for Video SEO [#TubeTalk #41]

    Dane Golden
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    What are some good YouTube keyword suggestion websites? Where can you use YouTube keywords? How can you find good keyword tips using your own YouTube Analytics? We answer these questions and more this week on ReelSEO's TubeTalk, the best podcast for YouTube Video Marketing Tips.
  • 50% of Video Views Will Be Via Mobile in 2016 [Research]

    Carla Marshall
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    27% of consumers are already watching online video via their mobile device, but that figure is set to double in 2016, when around 50% of us will regularly turn to our smartphones and tablets to watch the clips we want to. And, according to new research, the bigger the mobile screen the better when it comes to long-form video viewing.
  • Correct Vertical YouTube Videos With This Nifty 2 Second Trick

    Carla Marshall
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Although it would be super-cool if everyone that filmed video on their mobile devices shot the footage in landscape, that's not always realistic. However, you can be pro-active and use one of the little tricks that the Internet offers to make the viewing experience more bearable. By taking a couple of seconds to install the following bookmarklet, you can transform any video on YouTube that's been filmed in vertical into something much more watchable - hurrah!
  • Video Ads Land on Flipboard and They Won't Auto-play

    Carla Marshall
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Hot on the heels of Spotify, another mega-site is embracing video advertising via its mobile app. This time it's Flipboard, the content curation social platform with 100 million active users. And, unlike Facebook, the video ads won't auto-play so the user will have the option whether to view them or not.
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  • The 10 Largest US Internet IPOs Of All Time

    Eugene Kim
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    While there’s been some concerns of a tech bubble lately, most internet companies (like social media, e-commerce, or search engines) have done extremely well in recent years.  The Chinese internet giant Alibaba would be the latest company to join that list. Alibaba is set to go public on Friday, when it’s expected to raise over $21 billion in what could be the largest tech IPO of all time.  Here are the 10 internet-based companies that have raised record-high levels of funding by going public.  (Source: Renaissance Capital)10. Renren Inc. (RENN) IPO year: 2011 IPO size:…
  • Tim Cook Has An Open Letter To All Customers That Explains How Apple's Privacy Features Work (AAPL)

    Sam Colt
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    On Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a letter on Apple's website detailing Apple's commitment to user privacy following the iCloud hacking scandal. "A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer," said Cook. "You’re the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy." Cook is referring to companies like Google and Facebook that collect data for targeted advertising. He recently told PBS News' Charlie Rose he was "offended" by tech companies…
  • Tim Cook Ripped Apart Google's Business Model In Two Paragraphs (AAPL)

    Steve Kovach
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter to customers Wednesday detailing the company's privacy policy. One portion of the letter sticks out in particular, and it's a clear jab at the way Google does business. Cook writes that many internet services are free, but use your personal data to market products to you. "You are the product," Cook writes, referring to internet services like that. That's how Google operates. Its algorithms scan your email, web searches, etc. in order to show you relevant ads. Facebook has a similar model. Here's the key part of the letter: A few years ago, users of…
  • This Manservant Service Looks Like A Joke — But It Isn't

    Sam Colt
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    There's a video going around that claims to know what women really want — manservants. The jist is that hiring strippers to make a woman feel good isn't just cliche, it's plain uncomfortable. So the video pivots from a woman disgusted by the male junk being thrust in her face to a team of handsome men, all dressed in tuxedos. That's essentially what ManServants aims to provide: good looking men you can order around. TechCrunch reporter Sarah Buhr spent some time with a Manservant named Fabio. Here's how she described it: The men do things like serenade you with Disney songs, paint your…
  • Amazon Has New Kindle Fire Tablets, And They Start At A Dirt-Cheap $99 (AMZN)

    Jillian D'Onfro
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Amazon announced two new Kindle Fire HD tablets — a 7-inch model for $139 and a 6-inch model for only $99. Both options come in a fun variety of colors (blue, bright green, magenta, black, and white) and are a significant upgrade from last year's $139, 7-inch device.  Design and Display Besides the fun colors, the new tablets also have a better display than their predecessor. Both screens look brighter with more vivid colors, and the smaller version has a crisper resolution than last year's device (252 pixels per inch versus 216 pixels per inch). The screens are Gorilla glass,…
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    MediaStorm Blog

  • MediaStorm Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Hungry Horse by Pieter ten Hoopen

    Cortney Cleveland
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    It’s been nearly a decade since Pieter ten Hoopen‘s photography of American people and landscapes grabbed our attention. For over a year, MediaStorm has been collaborating with Pieter on a documentary film called Hungry Horse. Today we launch a Kickstarter campaign to complete the film and bring the everyday legends of Hungry Horse, Montana to the world. The Project In Hungry Horse, Pieter ten Hoopen touches on the struggles of poverty, drug use and loss. But he more accurately captures the spirit of renewal, peace and serenity in the lives of the people he documents through…
  • You’re Invited: New York Launch of “Photographer’s Paradise”

    Cortney Cleveland
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    You are invited to the New York launch of Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990 by Jean-Pierre Laffont, published by Glitterati Incorporated. The event will take place on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Clic Gallery in New York, NY. To attend, RSVP to Over the course of nearly three decades, Jean-Pierre Laffont traveled to all fifty of the United States, documenting the country in all its facets. Photographer’s Paradise is the summation of his work, showing the highs, lows, chaos and solidarity of the…
  • Fellowship Opportunity with the Stanford Storytelling Project

    Cortney Cleveland
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program. The initial appointment will be for the 2014-15 academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment and the salary range is $50-59k, depending on start date. Applications will be accepted through September 23rd, 2014. The SSP Fellow’s major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Exporting from the Premiere Pro Project Window

    Eric Maierson
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. In earlier versions of Premiere Pro, it was necessary to put media onto a timeline before exporting. The latest update to the program, Premiere Pro 2014, changes this, making it easy to export any asset or even an entire sequence straight from the Project window. Here’s how: In the Project window, simply select a clip or sequence. Then, right-click and…
  • Attend CUNY’s Reinventing TV Conference

    Cortney Cleveland
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    The future of visual journalism is up for discussion at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Come and see what more than a dozen TV and video news innovators — including representatives from VICE News, Twitter TV, NPR and more — think will show up next on your TVs, desktops, phones and iWatches. Register now for the free event on September 19th, 2014. The event will also live stream on the CUNY Journalism website. For more information visit Reinventing TV News. Do you have an idea for reinventing TV or video news? Post it here for a chance to win $1,000 and make your pitch to…
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  • Inspiration: Jeff Frost’s Epic Time-Lapse Kickstarter Film

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Time-lapse photography and video is generally pretty simple. Set up a camera, plug in the intervalometer, adjust a few settings and start that shutter releasing, right? Alternatively, video time-lapse can be as simple as shooting a long clip and speeding it up. Well, some people go a bit further than these simple techniques and create something that pretty much redefines the genre.
  • Top of the Crop: Canon Rolls Out 7D Mark II

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    In a long-awaited move, Canon announced that their consumer flagship digital single lens reflex camera - the 7D Mark II - would be arriving in the hands of consumers in November of this year.
  • IBC 2014: Nikon Announces D750 Compact Full Frame DSLR, Fast Lens and Speedlight

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    Today Nikon announced the D750 compact, full frame DSLR, as well as the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens. Representing a leap forward in Nikon compact DSLR technology, the D750 is Nikon’s first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting 3.2” tilting Vari-Angle LCD.
  • IBC 2014: SanDisk Rolls Out High Speed High Capacity Cards

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Sandisk today announced two high performance, large capacity cards, 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card, and the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 memory card.
  • Blocking and Movement: Robin Williams - In Motion

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Blocking and movement play a pivotal (literally, at times) role in the art of storytelling. Whether the camera does the moving or the on screen talent does, crafting a scene can be true art, and some are better than others at it.
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    Music library management blog

  • Songs of Innocence - what it tells us about music 'ownership'

    Dan Gravell
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There's been much discussion and commentary in the past couple of weeks about Apple's free download of U2's new Songs of Innocence album. Following an announcement at the iPhone 6 and Watch event, Apple made the album available to all iTunes customers. Overnight, this album began appearing in people's music libraries. The reaction was not overwhelmingly positive. Hi @tim_cook my iPhone has a virus called "U2" how do I uninstall it?— Owen Williams (@ow) September 11, 2014 Sorry to sound like Grandad but the new U2 album just showing up in my iTunes by magic is freaking me out!
  • Different types of album images

    Dan Gravell
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When we talk about album artwork, it's almost always the front cover that comes to mind. It's the front cover art that provides a visual recognition of an album. Some artwork has become almost as famous as the album they front. But other types of album images exist. Sometimes the back cover of an album can be important to include, as can the inserts that come with an album, sleeve notes, lyrics and more. If you happen to cherish the hidden booklets of Kid A, maybe you want to record those in your digital versions too ( you can find the images here). Importantly, you would typically still want…
  • What makes an album?

    Dan Gravell
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In the world of computer audio, what makes an album an album? To some this might seem a trivial question; but that's because you have internalised the concept of an album as a collection of music. What I mean is, given a set of music files, how can you formally partition these into albums in a deterministic manner? This is important because it underlies how most music software works. For music players, many people want to browse and play albums. For music organisers like bliss, such software needs to be able to query for album information, rather than just song or track information, because…
  • Release 20140813

    Dan Gravell
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This new build contains a lot of fine tuning: performance improvements, bug fixes, and adoption of the new 500 fix licence. A major change is the adoption of the 500 fix licence. From now on, the 1000 fix licence will be replaced with the 500 fix licence on the Buy fixes page. Existing 1000 fix licences continue to work as before and are still "worth" 1000 fixes. Performance has been improved by minimising the number of times bliss reads data from music files. Before, bliss would cache data it had read, but there were still improvements to make in the number of times bliss would read from…
  • Licence changes: 1000 fixes to change to 500 fixes.

    Dan Gravell
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I'm going to make the first change to bliss licensing since we launched. From the next release, which I expect to make available on 19th August, the 1000 fix licence will change to 500 fixes. The cost of the licence, £10, will stay the same. I took this decision because, over time, costs of running the business and project have risen (such is inflation) and we need to keep revenues rising to meet that. I had been considering a number of options, such as simply increasing all licence costs. However, rather than increase costs for all customers, I wanted to see if there was some "wasteage"…
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • The Church Announce New Album ‘Further Deeper’

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.The Church Announce New Album ‘Further Deeper’, Debut New Song: Australian rock vets give details of first studio release since 2009. Next month, Australian alt-psych veterans The Church will release ‘Further Deeper’, their 25th studio album. The release will be available in Australia and New Zealand on October 17th (with release dates for other markets […]The post The Church Announce New Album…
  • U2 ‘Songs of Innocence’ Review

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.U2 ‘Songs of Innocence’ Review: Anthemic Irish foursome fail to roar back to life on latest release. Depending on who you ask, U2 have peaked at various points in their career and have been on a downward slide ever since. For some folks it’s ‘The Joshua Tree’, for others ‘Achtung Baby’. And while some folks (like […]The post U2 ‘Songs of Innocence’ Review appeared first on…
  • Afghan Whigs Announce ‘Gentlemen’ 21st Anniversary Reissue

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Afghan Whigs Announce ‘Gentlemen’ 21st Anniversary Reissue: Group’s seminal album gets deluxe release from Rhino Records with ‘Gentleman at 21′. It’s been a big year for the Afghan Whigs. They released their excellent comeback album Do To The Beast and played a killer Coachella set. Their  U.S. tour kicks off on Wednesday. And today they revealed they’re releasing […]The post Afghan…
  • Listen to New Aphex Twin Song ‘minipops 67′

    4 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.Listen to New Aphex Twin Song ‘minipops 67′ (source field mix), Richard D. James’ first new song in thirteen years. Last month Aphex Twin announced his upcoming new album ‘SYRO’ which will be released on September 23rd (Warp Records). And today BBC Radio 1 premiered  ‘minipops 67 (source field mix)‘ the first track from the new […]The post Listen to New Aphex Twin Song ‘minipops…
  • New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Smells Like Infinite Sadness Smells Like Infinite Sadness - A 40-something's musings on the current state of music, film and pop culture. Get off my lawn.New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release: band ditches one iconic alternative record label for another. New Order have been working on new music, and have debuted some new songs live. And they announced on Tuesday that they will release a forthcoming album through Mute Records, a label formed in 1978, made famous for synth-pop acts […]The post New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release appeared first on…
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  • What’s In A Name?

    Fred Jacobs
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    The announcement yesterday that Clear Channel is rebranding itself as iHeartMedia should come as no surprise. It’s just smart marketing. The Clear Channel name has had a checkered past, often painted with the consolidation, voicetracking brush. On the other end of the spectrum, iHeartRadio has become an amazing multimedia brand, transcending audio entertainment and expanding its horizons into concerts, festivals, awards shows, music celebrity, and mass appeal entertainment. So it stands to reason that Clear Channel corporate would reboot its image and its brand equity with a name change…
  • I’m (Not) Lovin’ It

    Fred Jacobs
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Yesterday, we talked about some of the differences between The Radio Show and the PRPD Convention.  Late last week, as commercial and public radio broadcasters made their way back home from these conferences, there is one thing they likely had in common. In both Portland and Indianapolis respectively, there were a lot of high-end, delicious meals consumed in both towns. Not too many of these radio execs on either the public or commercial side of the spectrum dined in fast food restaurants while attending their respective conferences. But there’s interesting news out of the fast food…
  • A Surprise Every 20 Minutes

    Fred Jacobs
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    While many of you reading this post spent last week in Indianapolis at The Radio Show attending Super Sessions and listening to CEO airchecks, I was in Portland at the Public Radio Program Directors convention that received virtually no press coverage outside of Current, public media’s primary media outlet. That’s not a value judgment – it’s just a statement of fact. For radio’s major trade publications, it’s challenging enough to cover The Radio Show, much less a public radio conference a couple thousand miles away that is unfortunately scheduled at the exact same time. While…
  • Radio’s Most Innovative – George Gimarc

    Fred Jacobs
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    When it comes to innovation, there are people who have one great idea that becomes their entire focus and legacy.  They become famous for doing one amazing thing or a single accomplishment. Then there are people who are fountains of ideas.  They are driven by always being around something new and interesting and only satisfied when they are looking toward the next big thing. George Gimarc is definitely in the latter category.   When we started “Radio’s Most Innovative,” we promised to highlight people that perhaps you haven’t heard of.  And if you’re not from Dallas, Texas, you…
  • Be Pushy

    Fred Jacobs
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    A new study from statistical app tracker Localytics reveals something we’ve been seeing for a few years now on the jācapps side of our company: Push notifications beget greater app engagement – by a large margin.  And even better news is that music-centric apps perform even higher than the norm.  You can see how the data breaks down by category in the eMarketer chart below: This data confirms the notion that simply motivating a listener to download your app is just the first step toward better engagement.  The key is that consumers put your app in their “go-to” category.  And…
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    The Future Of Luxury

  • British heritage brand London Morgan – representing Britain’s last independent family-owned car manufacturer – celebrates quintessential and innovative luxury

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Symbolising the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Britain’s automotive legacy, London Morgan, the official London dealership of The Morgan Motor Company that launched over 100 years ago, is celebrating its first anniversary since opening its doors in South Kensington. Located in Astwood Mews in the heart of South Kensington, a cobbled oasis recently awarded honorary Garden Square status on account of its resident’s horticultural presentations, London Morgan launched in May 2013, neighbouring its sister company Monaco VW (incidentally, Britain’s oldest Volkswagen dealership…
  • Leading luxury brands merging the digital and physical sphere through innovative retail store designs

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Today we are highlighting some of the latest advancements in retail store design with a particular focus on the role of digital. Retail design has gone through major transformations since the first store openings of Bon Marché and Printemps in Paris, Selfridges in London and Macy’s in New York. Ever since, retail stores had to redefine themselves to keep up with the ever changing landscape of customer tastes and technological advancements influencing the shopping experience. Main innovations in retail design focused on standardisations in the techniques and design qualities such as…
  • 3 Ways Digital Innovation Is Driving Engagement In The Luxury Car Market

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    The luxury car sector has long been a leader in adopting the latest technology for design, manufacture and in-car systems however, luxury car brands are now increasingly turning to digital tech to entice customers before they’ve even taken a test drive in a bid to create powerfully engaging experiences. TFOL looks at 3 ways luxury car manufacturers have harnessed digital platforms as part of a strategy to tackle poor performance in the luxury car market. 1. Porsche – Augmented Reality App Designed to support the launch of the Panamera in the Middle East, Porsche’s augmented…
  • 3 Trends Creating A New Breed Of Luxury Traveller In 2014

    12 Dec 2013 | 10:32 am
    With totally different expectations from previous generations, what does the contemporary luxury traveller look for when selecting a holiday destination, and crucially what can luxury hotels do to accommodate these changing needs? A recent report ‘A new Breed of Traveller’ by global hotel consultancy HVS highlights the danger the hospitality industry faces if it fails to understand and adapt to the changing demands of the contemporary luxury traveller. We take a closer look at the 3 major factors driving these changes: 1.Rising Affluence. Changing Attitudes. A major factor influencing…
  • Middle East Claims Crown As Fastest Growing Luxury Hotspot

    20 Nov 2013 | 11:06 am
    According to a new report from Ledbury Research, Qatar can claim to being the fastest growing luxury market globally, making it one to watch for all brands in 2014. The Global Luxury Hotspots report reveals the top three fastest growing luxury markets to be: Qatar UAE Saudi Arabia   Qatar Having just hosted the latest World Luxury Expo, Qatar has been impossible to ignore in the global luxury scene. With Italian label Valentino, British icon Harrods and French department store Printemps under Qatari ownership as well as a home-grown luxury brand, Qela, luxury awareness is high in the…
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  • Webtise nominated for two Talk of Manchester Business Awards

    Emma Garner
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
      We’re extremely proud to announce that we have been nominated for Best Digital Agency and Best SEO Agency, in the Talk of Manchester Business Awards 2014. Voting opens on Friday 17th October and closes on Friday 31st October at 5pm. You can vote us here. You don’t have to vote in every awards category, but the Webtise team would really appreciate your vote! All winners will be receiving awards at a sparkling awards ceremony on Thursday 4th December at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel from 7pm. For more information on the awards check out the site:…
  • Adsense For Shopping

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    A big development from Google this week, with regards to the world of e-commerce. Google has now launched Adsense for Shopping. This means Google Retail Partners can now display Shopping Ad’s on their webpages, also meaning that the reach of Google Shopping is massively extended. Now instead of just advertising Shopping products on, you will be able to utilise a number of Partner Sites and greatly extend the reach of your ad’s.  Currently the product is limited to in the USA, but Google will be opening it up to interested publishers in the near future.
  • The Power of Social Media for Charitable Deeds

    Dolly Williams
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    There are lots of arguments for and against social media, but recently there has been some great examples of just how powerful it can be to develop awareness of a business or campaign and to inspire charitable deeds on a global scale. The ice bucket challenge craze is filling news feeds right now with famous and non-famous people from all over the world participating in the viral sensation. Nominated participants have buckets of ice poured over their head and are encouraged to donate to the ALS charity in the US, or the UK equivalent – the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The…
  • Google AdWords – Keyword Match Type Changes

    Emma Garner
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Here at Webtise, we like to keep right up to date with all the latest things in the Adwords sphere! Last Thursday Google announced a change to the way it’s ‘exact match’ keywords work, now some websites are hyping this up as “the end of exact match!” and in a way it is, but it’s nothing to lose too much sleep over as we will now explain. Currently when using exact match, you are able to select or de-select an option called ‘Close Variants’, if selected then this option will ensure your ad’s will trigger for slight mis-spellings, and plurals of your keywords and if not then…
  • Webtise announced as a finalist in the Wirral Business Awards 2014

    Emma Garner
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
      Webtise has been named as a finalist in this year’s 2014 Wirral Business Awards for Small Business of the Year (1-25 employees) Award.   The prestigious Wirral business awards are sponsored by The Contact Company, Wirral Radio and Park Group PLC.   We’ve experienced a record year, winning with a number of high profile client wins some of which include:, and Sofaworks.   Graham Withe, Managing Director commented: “This is a fantastic achievement which demonstrates just how well we have performed over the past 12 months.
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  • A/B testing: 4 tips to save time and the get best results

    Anna Rymer
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Anyone who is even slightly connected to web development (marketing experts, web designers, web developers, etc.) has surely heard something in the air lately about the advantages of A/B testing and the impact it can have on conversion rates.  If you look over the countless articles available about this subject on the web, you will probably get the feeling that you have found the Holy Grail.   Especially if you’re a designer you might hope to find some impartial data to replace the long discussions about ‘the color and size of the button,’ as well as the…
  • Tattoo: a revolutionary video watermarking technology coming at IBC 2014

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers “State of Media 2014“, the Global Over-The-Top Revenue (TVOD and SVOD programming) in 2014 to approximately $21.6 billion in 2018. A multitude of industries depends on these revenues to continue to deliver great service to their fans and viewers – sports clubs, studios, broadcasters, artists & athletes. As the number of online viewers who are watching premium shows increases, the challenge of protecting videos from prolific digital piracy activities remains one of the main concerns in the minds of broadcasters. Currently, viewers who…
  • International online payments: challenges & opportunities

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    The increase in the cross-border e-commerce activities has set a higher level of international standards for online payment gateways and, as a result, for consumer convenience. On the other hand, the usage fluctuation of credit cards and PayPal are causing the broadcasters to be challenged by the complexities of arranging for international payments. This situation is essentially slowing down their global expansion. Compare the example of the US, where credit cards and Paypal are the most popular payment methods, to that of Germany, where the local payment method – ELV – accounts…
  • 5 tips for higher conversion from your Live online events

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    We’re starting a series of blogposts written by our amazing team folks. You can expect lots of useful tips and tricks, including marketing, web design, web development and more! Today a piece of advice from Tomasz Szadkowski – developer at Cleeng. How to improve your conversion from Live online events? Check it out below! Nowadays, everyone is able to broadcast everything to a wider online audience. We constantly have more and more tools to help us do this. There’s a number of different streaming platforms offering literally hundreds of features from which you can…
  • 4 noteworthy LIVE sports pay-per-view broadcasts this summer!

    14 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    The sports fans cannot get enough of the Live sports pay-per-view broadcasts. It’s been a very active summer for our Cleeng Publishers and we’ve seen lately many interesting summer competitions, that made the most of the Cleeng Live! solution. We’ve been supporting large, widely sought after broadcasts, such as the FIFA World Cup in July, but also the niche sports Live streams, such as boat racing, horseback riding, roller skating or flat track roller derby. We cherish those events, as they allow our Publishers to reach their global community in the easiest, most effective…
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  • Let’s Talk About Depth Baby! 3 Great Sites To Satisfy The Smarty Pants Crowd.

    Ryan Burgio
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    In a world of BuzzFeed lists and 6-second Vine videos, it’s sometimes hard to find websites that take a deeper approach to web content. I know this sounds silly coming from a company that specializes in digital marketing and social media, but we can get tired of all the noise too. Scroll through the channel guide any day and you’d think the U.S./Canada is full of low-brow, beer guzzling, reality watching morons. Take a look at your Facebook feed and you’d think all we care about are funny dog videos, pictures of grumpy cats, and an insane amount of meaningless quotes. Just…
  • Canadian Marketing Events: September 2014

    Sarah Rosenquist
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s back to school time marketers! Pack your bags, wave bye to Mom, and head on out to a Canadian marketing event where you can learn the latest and greatest tips and tricks. Effective Marketing Strategies for your Brand Date: September 5th Location: Ottawa, ON This seminar explores the knowledge of marketing (key concepts and models), but also the application of marketing in effective business decisions. The National Franchise Show Date: September 6-7th Location: Toronto, ON If you would like to start or grow a business, the National Franchise Show has 120 businesses exhibiting…
  • 3 Quick Facebook Ad Tips You Can Implement Now

    Chloe Jung
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Facebook ads aren’t an exact science, and running successful campaigns is a continuous learning process. Today I’m sharing 3 Facebook ad tips that I’ve learned firsthand. The best part? They’re super quick and easy to implement! Keep ad images crisp. Did you know that Facebook doesn’t maintain the integrity of many ad images that are uploaded? Typically, ad images are compressed, so there can be a noticeable difference between the image you upload and the image your audience sees depending on the file type and size. Quick tip: Have your designer save your ad image…
  • 9 Things to do in Kitchener-Waterloo Before Summer is Over

    Sarah Rosenquist
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    It’s no surprise that we love it here in Kitchener-Waterloo. We’ve been living it up this summer in our great city, and the fun is not over yet because here are the 9 things you must do before the summer’s up. 1. Canoeing the Grand River For only $50, you and a friend can connect with nature and get exercise at the same time! All you have to do is drive to Canoeing The Grand‘s location, and they’ll shuttle you and the canoe to your drop-off point. Depending on your skill level and where on the river you start, trips can be anywhere from 90 minutes to 11 hours…
  • Stryve Group is hiring a Social Media Marketing Associate (Part-Time)

    Stryve Group
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Are you a student or recent grad looking to get your feet wet in the world of marketing? Are you interested in learning digital marketing by actually doing it? This is the job for you. We will be hiring a part-time candidate to join our team and jump in to help us do great work for our clients. What you’ll get here is a variety of experiences to add to your resume. Some of the successful candidate’s first tasks will be: Blog writing Managing the nationally recognized LinkedIn Group Social Media Marketing Canada Copywriting for eBooks, websites and other online content…
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  • Facebook Forays – Making Facebook Work For Your Business

    Doyle Buehler
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    This is about making Facebook work for your business. Facebook is just another tool in your toolbox, that allows you to grow your audience and your…Click To Tweet – Powered By CoSchedule There is no easy answer, however. Take a look at the slideshare slidedeck for a recent webinar that was held for learning how to use Facebook for your business. Facebook Forays – Is Facebook Good For Your Business? from Doyle Buehler Facebook is many things to many different people. Is Facebook for your business? The answer may not always be ‘yes’. The fact is, it does work for a…
  • Linkedin Love-in Webinar on Slideshare

    Doyle Buehler
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    What would you do without Linkedin? Yes, life would go on, but probably not as well. Even if you don’t love Linkedin that much, you’ll have to admit that it is a brilliant tool to use for you and your business. Here is the  slide deck from my recent webinar on Linkedin. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Please leave your comments below! Linkedin is remarkable – if you know how to use it for your business. The problem is that most business are not quite sure how to leverage it to grow their network, leads and sales. It is a wonderful tool, if it is used…
  • Adventures in WTF Advertising & Marketing

    Doyle Buehler
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Enjoy Digital Responsibly We all know that advertising isn’t always easy. There are so many variables to consider – audience, location, medium, message, images, placement… the list goes on. Whether it is online advertising or offline bricks and mortar promotions, some things never change – some people have absolutely NO idea what they are doing! Yes, some are cheeky, cute and funny, while frankly, some just really blow my mind for being incredibly pompous, stupid and a waste of the seconds to actually see it. Yes, they have no clue. The good part is that the…
  • How To Select A Printer For Your Book – Amazon Createspace v Ingram Spark v Traditional Printer

    Doyle Buehler
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Over the last… 2 years or so, if you haven’t known me, I’ve been writing a book. Yes, a real, actual book. No, not an “ebook”; I’ve written some of those and they don’t always seem real enough. For me, there is nothing nicer than actually picking up and holding a book in your hands. Call me old-fashioned, but something about a book, that makes it really worthwhile to put on you shelf. But yes, I digress. This blog post is simply about some of my experiences in getting the book actually printed. I’ll leave t he writing and other stories for…
  • Redefine and Rediscover ROI; It’s About Your Influence of Online Business, Not Just About Finances

    Doyle Buehler
    31 May 2014 | 6:17 am
    Everything that you know about ROI is ‘wrong’. Let’s even start with the acronym – ‘wrong’. ROI to some is a simple measure of Return on Investment. To those that are making a difference with their business online, it is called Remarkable Online Influence. And, it’s the NEW ROI of your digital ecosystem, and what you can easily build for you and your business. Influence is categorised by many as being able to convey your ideas, and have them readily accepted by others. Easy in principle, harder in practice. In researching for my book, The Digital…
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  • Introducing Facebook Media

    Rhea Thomas
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Today, Facebook introduced Facebook Media to showcase how media, public figures and organizations are using Facebook to connect with their fan base. It will be an area of Facebook where you can pick up best practices, success stories and examples and trends on building and engaging audiences.   Facebook Media will help you with:   [&hellip The post Introducing Facebook Media appeared first on wayvs.
  • Careers on YouTube: Beauty Blogger Nicci Gilland

    Mindee Ball
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    A YouTube career takes a special kind of plan to execute properly. Getting your channel and brand seen by others to gain more subscribers is not an overnight endeavor. It takes time to build up your channel. So, how do you get the word out about your new career? Being social, obviously. Social media has [&hellip The post Careers on YouTube: Beauty Blogger Nicci Gilland appeared first on wayvs.
  • HOLLA Dayz: 9/11 Edition

    Sheridan Davis
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    “HOLLA Dayz” is a regular series covering the best media surrounding holidays or occasions worth talking about.  Brands, people, bots – they’re all fair game.  See how others are celebrating socially and what you can learn from their messages! ——————————————————————————————————– September 11, 2001 is a tragic day in American history.  U.S. citizens lost their lives,…
  • #WhenIWasAKid with Jimmy Fallon

    Rhea Thomas
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    It’s that time again. The weekly hashtag game from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. This week, Jimmy Tweeted out the hashtag #WhenIWasAKid.   Hashtag game! Tweet out something funny or weird that you did or thought when you were a kid & tag with #WhenIWasAKid. Could be on the show! — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) September 10, [&hellip The post #WhenIWasAKid with Jimmy Fallon appeared first on wayvs.
  • “Shake it off”- the Instagram Rendition!

    Molly Livingstone
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    You could easily say I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift.   I mimicked her haircut a few months ago, I have pre-ordered all of her CDs, and if she’s on the cover of a magazine … I buy it.   Source: Tumblr   She’s awesome, but she’s also normal.   Source:    [&hellip The post “Shake it off”- the Instagram Rendition! appeared first on wayvs.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks With Charlie Rose

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    ‘Strategic conversation’ might be how I would describe Tim Cook speaking with Charlie Rose. The Apple CEO states only what he wants you to know, nothing more. He does not over-share. He also, quite effectively, makes a story out of most points. Cook talks a lot about the Apple process, the continued influence of Steve Jobs, and just-a-bit about Beats Music. He describes how he came to the decision to acquire Beats earlier this year. Cook says, while exploring the different streaming music services, It dawns on me that when I listen to theirs [Beats Music] for a while I feel,…
  • Friday Quirky Playlist – #MFM

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    ‘Blissful Frequencies’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats New Age genre. Not the most popular genre on Beats, but available nonetheless. This may be the quirkiest of the quirky playlists I’ve found on Beats Music. As described by the Beats curator, “…tracks of blissful frequencies made with crystal bowls and voices.”  #MFM – Made For Meditating! Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Blissful Frequencies‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is…
  • New Music Era Begins via Apple?

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    A somewhat mysterious tweet from Beats Music stating “so a new music era begins.” And so a new music era begins. Jimmy, Dre and friends getting ready for #AppleLive yesterday. — Beats Music (@beatsmusic) September 10, 2014 Although music was a big feature (U2 announcement etc.) at the Apple Live event yesterday, Beats Music and Beats headphones were basically not mentioned. Some speculate that Apple will have a music specific announcement soon – dealing with iTunes, iTunes Radio, Beats Music and perhaps special features within the Apple Watch…
  • U2 Releases Album Free on iTunes, Exclusive For Beats Music

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 pm
    U2 at Apple on Sept. 9, 2014 via CNET Apple announced that U2’s new album “Songs Of Innocence” is available for a free download on iTunes and streaming on Beats Music until October 13. Considering iTunes could potentially reach 500 million people, Apple CEO Tim Cook said “it’s the largest album release of all time.” This is the latest exclusive release on Beats Music. Listen on Beats Music here. Get “Songs Of Innocence” on iTunes here.
  • Shake It Off by Taylor Swift Missing From Music Streaming Services

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Over 83 million views on YouTube for Taylor Swift’s song Shake It Off. Zero listens on any music streaming service because the song is not available. Yes, Beats Music, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play All Access (after that I stopped looking) — all are not allowed to stream her #1 hit song Shake It Off.. yet. If seeking a listen to Shake It Off, her YouTube video is the only listen available, other than purchasing. A pre-roll advertisement happens before the song and translucent adds pop up during the YouTube video. I cannot believe the per play percentage of money Swift receives from…
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    MATT SMITH CAST IN PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES !But not as the doctor !Follow the link to IO9 : MATT SMITH CAST IN PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIESPicture from the articleWhat do you think about his character ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    METAL GEAR SOLID CHARACTERS AS POKEMON TRAINERS !Which one is your starter ?Follow the link to Kotaku : METAL GEAR SOLID CHARACTERS AS POKEMON TRAINERSPicture from the articleWhich one is the best ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    (VIDEO)THE MAN WHO RACED THE TUBE AND WON !A 380m run between the two stops !Follow the link to Buzzfeed : THE MAN WHO RACED THE TUBE AND WONPicture from the videoCan you do better ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    50 FACTS ABOUT SEX AND THE CITY !Did you know Sarah Jessica Parker was the only one of the four main actresses whose contract stated that she would not appear nude on screen ?Follow the link to Buzzfeed : 50 FACTS ABOUT SEX AND THE CITYPicture from the articleDo you know more facts ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    (VIDEO)REAL MARIO LIKE PARKOUR STAGE !Done on a train !Follow the link to Sploid : REAL MARIO LIKE PARKOUR STAGEPicture from the videoDo you do parkour ? Give us a Comment in the comment section below and let us know !Source :
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  • How to Boost Your AdSense Earnings Calculators Adsense?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    How to boost your AdSense earnings calculators Adsense? How can we help to increase? Potential of your AdSense site?To simplify calculations such as the image besides, you can use some web that provides the functionality of the calculator, such as MiniWebTools.AdSense calculators are often very simple things. You perform a number of different values in a number of specific areas and the calculator does the potential benefits of your website. How you can help this process is very simple to keep your AdSense site on the right track.It does this by focusing on the three key fundamental elements…
  • You Can Create Your Own AdSense Ads?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    This is great news, to a certain extent. As far as what you want users to click on ads that look interesting, you cannot be trusted to pick which ads a robot - and you can choose to have ads on your page to pay for each the highest possible amount click to have.But you do not get this choice. You can find a lot of things to improve, from choosing the design of your ad unit to choose the color and font, your AdSense earnings, but the only thing you cannot do is sneak into the database and choose the Google ads. If you can do that no one can ever choose low-paying ads.This does not mean you can…
  • Pay Per Click Affiliate Programs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:49 am
    Pay per click affiliate program is a program that allows you to sell advertising space on your website, and get paid when people click on the ads on your website to other sites.Google AdSense is a contextual pay most popular affiliate programs with a click, but does not mean only pay option click cent.Some affiliate programs pay per click might want to try is the Yahoo Publisher Network, AdBrite and, BidVertiser or Clicksor. This is an alternative, there are thousands of websites that offer Pay per click affiliate program, but these are some that are experienced in their…
  • How Much to Pay the Cost of SEO Services?

    Nurdin Budi M.
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Maybe this time you're using an SEO Services. But do you know the truth about SEO itself? And how much should you spend to pay a SEO service?The truth about a SEO service is that by using their services you do not need to work hard to make your blog or website became famous. However, it is not easy. Take substantial time, effort, strategy, technique, method, and experience to perform quality SEO services.Anyone can use SEO services, but not everyone can implement strategies that can make the SEO work successfully. That is why SEO experts are indispensable in order to achieve success. But, the…
  • Adding Chitika Ad Code To Blog

    Nurdin Budi M.
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    After described in How to Earn Money with Chitika article before; this article will explain about adding Chitika ad code into our blog; and how do to claim your web domain used as the publisher.Activation Domain Web PublisherAfter your account activated (including at the time of charging data completeness of account registration, the domain address of the website that you used have been registered); in fact it all considered yet to represent our website domain that will be used as a Chitika Ads publisher.Domain that will be recognized as a publisher by Chitika is after you make a…
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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • Combining for cross media – the Filmteractive Festival

    Simon Staffans
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Last year I attendend the Filmteractive Festival in Poland for the first time. It was an energetic event with a certain evangilizing feel to it. As cross media and transmedia is not yet as widespread in Eastern Europe as in other parts of the world, Filmteractive felt like it had an important role to play in the dissemination of examples, best practices and possibilities within the fields. This year the fourth Filmteractive Festival (24-25 September) is a combination of three different parts, the business oriented Conference, the Market for selling and buying innovative AV content and the…
  • Five golden principles of audience engagement

    Simon Staffans
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    So, what I would like is to continuously create content that resonates deeply with the intended target audience. The would be an audience that takes what I’ve created or helped create to heart, that engages in the way they’re intended to engage and that teaches the creators a thing or ten about their own creation during the course of the interaction. This would also be an audience that goes beoynd being merely an audience, morphing into a collaborative-producer state, freely creating within the boundaries of the original creation. I have an inkling that this is something quite a few other…
  • Possibly impossible – the challenging art of looking past what is possible to what is probable

    Simon Staffans
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Cross media, transmedia, multiplatform storytelling, deep media… the terms are legion and intertwining, as I’m sure most readers of this blog know already. At the heart of all of them lies an urge to tell compelling stories over more than one media, in ways that engages and immerses the audience and utilize the strengths of each media platform, making them support each other and offer the audience a more fulfilling experience. While that’s the core of the practices, that’s also where most people coming into the field as creators and producers get lost. For creative, nimble minds, the…
  • Project: Alibi – your scary Hallowe’en rabbit hole!

    Simon Staffans
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    One of the more interesting projects this autumn comes from Alison Norrington and Steve Peters, veterans of the-perhaps-previously-called-transmedia-or-perhaps-currently-called-transmedia-I-don’t-think-I-can-keep-up-any-longer-scene. It’s called Project: Alibi, and its aim is to scare people in an immersive and engaging way. They’ve successfully crowdfunded the project (although there are a couple of stretch goals still achievable (and, full disclosure, I’m backing them as well)). I caught up with the pair to ask a couple of questions about the project: Q: What is Project: Alibi?
  • Bringing convergence to the people

    Simon Staffans
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I’ve pitched enough ideas and projects and tenders to enough possible buyers and collaborators and clients to know that one of the most important things to do is to NOT confuse them. As one of the hardest working sellers I know use to say – selling IP to someone as reluctant as your average media buyer (especially in the world of television) is all about removing the reasons to say ”no”, so that all that is left after your pitch and your discussion is for them to instead say ”yes”. The convergence of media today, the blurring of the lines between media platforms and between…
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    » Media

  • Stunning shots of the 2014 Burning Man Festival by Trey Ratcliff

    Bizarre Culture
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Burning man is as much a cultural phenomenon as it is an art festival, and photographer Trey Ratcliff did his best to capture this balance.  Check out some of the stunning images by Trey Ratcliff at this year’s event. The post Stunning shots of the 2014 Burning Man Festival by Trey Ratcliff appeared first on .
  • Damien Rice Announces his First Album in Eight Years: Listen to the Title Track Here

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Irish folk singer, Damien Rice has announced his new album after an eight year absence from the music scene. Entitled ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’, it will be released on 3rd November, a long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s ‘9‘. The title track will be available to stream on Spotify from today and the first single ‘I Don’t Want To Change You’ will premiere later this month. Speaking frankly about the record and his break from music, Rice explains that “sometimes you have to step away from what you love in order to learn how to love it again.” You can check the…
  • No Cameras Allowed: Watch a guy Crash 50 Music Festivals in This Documentary

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    No Cameras Allowed is a story of James Marcus Haney, a man who has crashed over 50 festivals and events, including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, in addition to the Grammys. Haney, an aspiring filmmaker and photographer, turned his journey into a documentary, which was premiered last month on MTV. The full film is available to view online — watch below. Get More: No Cameras Allowed, Full Episodes The journey began at Coachella 2010, where penniless James first jumped the fence to watch his favourite band, hang out with friends and to meet a girl he really liked. Even though he…
  • Film Review: Boyhood

    Jordan Dean
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Director: Richard Linklater Cast: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater Plot: Mason (Coltrane) lives at home with his Mum (Arquette) and his sister (Linklater); his parents are recently divorced. We follow their lives and watch them change for the next 12 years. Review: 15 years ago, Richard Linklater came up with an idea for a project that would consume his next 12 years. Filming a few scenes over a couple of days each year for the next 12 years would take unprecedented dedication from Linklater, plus a strong idea of where the plot would start and finish. The…
  • The 10 Essential Documentaries Since 2000

    Jordan Dean
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    Since the turn of the Millennium, there has been a distinct change in the art of documentary filmmaking. Where documentaries used to be unpopular to filmgoers due to the journalistic narration style, filmmakers now see the medium as a way to express themselves creatively. Storytellers have seen documentaries as a chance to explore the line between fact and fiction, whilst finding funding and distribution easier to come by. Over the past 14 years, documentaries have engaged a much wider audience with Film Festivals such as True/False Film Fest, Locarno, Visions Du Reel, IDFA, Hot Docs, LIDF…
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