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  • National Geographic on Social Media: What are they doing wrong?

    Rhea Thomas
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Some brands suck at social media. I’m not kidding. We’ve all seen them. These days a great social media presence can make or break you. Consumers are more likely to reach out and make that first contact through your Facebook or Twitter page, and if your brand is all broadcasting and no engagement or doesn’t [&hellip The post National Geographic on Social Media: What are they doing wrong? appeared first on wayvs.
  • The house is a witness: A TED Fellow makes art from the rubble of her homes lost to war

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    Karen Eng
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Zena el Khalil poses in the midst of her new exhibit, which makes the rubble of her mother and father’s destroyed homes in Lebanon into art. Photo: Eva Zayat Artist Zena el Khalil doesn’t have the family home she remembers from childhood. Her mother’s house in Lebanon was destroyed in a U.S. bomb attack in 1983, while her father’s house was occupied by the Israeli army for 22 years, until its withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000. “Every home my grandfathers built was destroyed, bombed or occupied,” says Khalil. This realization has led her to a notable turn…
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    22 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Downtown San Diego Partnership highlights growing hub of digital marketers.
  • Media Asia : Digital Excellence Honoured with Asian Digital Media Awards

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    22 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
    PARIS, Nov. 18-- The WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers issued the following news release: Some of Asia's leading news media companies, including Apple Daily, Fairfax (The Age), South China Morning Post and Thomson Reuters were ...
  • It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

    Digital Media Law
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ‘The Noir Series’ harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unionsBad Medicine,' a segment from 'The Noir Series,' features a chain-smoking doctor and two disconcerting nurses. Credit: Turner Munch.Somewhat like Shimmer, Saturday Night Live’s mysterious concoction that was both a floor wax and a dessert topping, a production called The Noir Series that runs this weekend in Los Angeles manages to be both a stage play and live Internet TV. You can buy “studio audience tickets” to see the show in person at the Schkapf Theatre or…
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  • The house is a witness: A TED Fellow makes art from the rubble of her homes lost to war

    Karen Eng
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Zena el Khalil poses in the midst of her new exhibit, which makes the rubble of her mother and father’s destroyed homes in Lebanon into art. Photo: Eva Zayat Artist Zena el Khalil doesn’t have the family home she remembers from childhood. Her mother’s house in Lebanon was destroyed in a U.S. bomb attack in 1983, while her father’s house was occupied by the Israeli army for 22 years, until its withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000. “Every home my grandfathers built was destroyed, bombed or occupied,” says Khalil. This realization has led her to a notable turn…
  • A wildlife conservationist talks to a teen reporter about the past and future of a lush, green NYC

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Eric Sanderson’s project Manahatta 2409 lets people imagine what New York City will look like in about 400 years. Could the whole city be reclaimed as green space? Image: Courtesy of Manahatta 2409 Conservation ecologist Eric Sanderson makes a science out of envisioning New York City in the past and the future. His Mannahatta project was a 10-year deep dive into the green landscape of Manhattan as it existed 400 years ago – and his new project, Mannahatta 2409, asks the public to create their own future visions for New York. Ninth-grade ecology enthusiast Isabel Yehya was very excited…
  • TED@StateStreet offers words to inspire leaders at every level

    Laura McClure
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    At TED@StateStreet, Patrice Thompson shares how two generations with very different ideals can work together effectively. Photo: Paul Sanders/TED From anti-jargon campaigns to how Gen X and Gen Y can collaborate, TED@StateStreet highlighted ideas to inspire leaders at every level. This TED Institute event, held in London on November 18, showcased speakers from both inside and outside the financial services company. Throughout, the focus was on innovative thinking in work culture. Below, quotes worth sharing from each of the TED@StateStreet talks: “The quality of our conversations matter.
  • How a model of mentorship is helping TEDx grow throughout Iran

    Becky Chung
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Reza Pakravan talks about cycling at TEDxTehran 2014, themed “On the Verge of Breakthrough.” Photo: Ali Taheri It’s not every day that you see a desert cyclist, a Tanbour virtuoso, a Persian literature professor and a health systems expert in the same room together. But at the second TEDxTehran, held in September, they all took the stage, sharing stories of their “breakthroughs.” In the audience, representatives from TEDx events in all corners of Iran — from the coastal city of Kish to the Gholhak neighborhood in Northern Tehran to the Northwest province of Qazvin…
  • Why we need to build the stuff of science fiction: A teen reporter talks to a music technologist

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Engineer and musician Gil Weinberg builds musical robots that improvise. This robotic drumming prosthesis can play beats no human can. Photo: Courtesy of Gil Weinberg Gil Weinberg creates musically included robots so good they can improvise. The founder of the Music Technology program at Georgia Tech, he also creates innovative music apps and has contributed his technologies to many a band and ensemble. Sam Roth, an 11th grader in New York City, was excited to interview Weinberg about his experience speaking at TEDYouth 2014. Below, an edited transcript of their conversation. How did you…
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  • Media Asia : Digital Excellence Honoured with Asian Digital Media Awards

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
    PARIS, Nov. 18-- The WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers issued the following news release: Some of Asia's leading news media companies, including Apple Daily, Fairfax (The Age), South China Morning Post and Thomson Reuters were ...
  • It’s All About the Click: Traditional Media Versus Digital Media Versus Social Media

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Conversion is the end zone in marketing. Not just getting folks to buy your product, but speeding them on their buying journey by signing up for your mailing list, downloading your white paper, or going to a webinar. Don’t believe me? According to ...
  • Top 5 trends in digital media for 2015

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    According to industry insiders, publishers and marketers’ predictions, 2015 is going to be an interesting year for social media, with the overall trend being the continued integration of all aspects of digital media, consumer data and user behavior.
  • How IndiaMART Integrated Digital & Social Media For “Kaam Yahin Banta Hai”

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    Google says that the eCommerce market in India is at an inflection point and will see rapid growth to become a $15 billion market by 2016. According to its annual online shopping growth trends report, compiled by combining an extensive research conducted ...
  • Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 21 Edition

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know ...
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  • It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ‘The Noir Series’ harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unionsBad Medicine,' a segment from 'The Noir Series,' features a chain-smoking doctor and two disconcerting nurses. Credit: Turner Munch.Somewhat like Shimmer, Saturday Night Live’s mysterious concoction that was both a floor wax and a dessert topping, a production called The Noir Series that runs this weekend in Los Angeles manages to be both a stage play and live Internet TV. You can buy “studio audience tickets” to see the show in person at the Schkapf Theatre or…
  • 'Citizenfour' Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward Snowden, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Hong Kong has been ground zero this year in the fight for freedom, with students and Occupy leaders battling police for control of the streets in a desperate campaign to maintain the Chinese territory’s relative autonomy from erosion by the central Beijing government.But the city hosted much quieter freedom fighters a year earlier, not on the streets but in the confines of an international hotel room. When journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary film maker / journalist Laura Poitras responded to emails from an intelligence community member who identified himself at first only as…
  • An Actor's Cautionary Tale: Cancer Diagnosis and a Drawn-Out Battle Over Residuals

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Actors often complain about late residuals checks, although SAG-AFTRA has cut processing delays lately. But few stories compare to the battle waged by Alex Doe (a pseudonym), a voice actor who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and endured a 3-1/2-year residuals runaround from Warner Bros. and SAG-AFTRA that ultimately  threatened Doe's health insurance.(Residuals are royalties that are paid to actors, writers, directors and musicians when movies and TV shows are rerun or are released in other media such as DVD or the Internet. They're not small potatoes: residuals can amount to 40…
  • Review: NudeAudio Super-M and aiia SSSSSpeaker on Kickstarter

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Two new Bluetooth speakers offer a great reason to jet on over to Kickstarter.The NudeAudio Super-M ($99, campaign ending on August 15) offers great sound in a package thin enough to slip in a back jeans pocket. During my recent visit to the company’s South of Market offices, a head-to-head comparison showed that the unit delivered deeper bass and higher volumes without loss of fidelity than the Jambox Mini and was more rugged.NudeAudio is the same company that offers the delightful Move S, Move M (which I reviewed last year) and Move L speakers and the Studio 5 Lightning Dock with…
  • How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says ‘Trust Us’

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Driverless cars are on the road now – Google’s fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving – and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the public, possibly setting the regulatory pattern for the rest of the country (video). Google has predicted 2017 for first commercial availability, while Nissan and Mercedes say it will be 2020. The cars are highly complex systems whose sheer quantity of software surely exceeds the hundred million lines of source code in today’s non-autonomous vehicles. They weigh…
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  • Ello, My New Favorite Social Network

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I just spent $40 on a t-shirt. I don’t think I’ve ever spent $40 on a t-shirt in my life. The t-shirt is a limited edition threadless Ello t-shirt designed by @nopattern. I’ve been given t-shirts in the past by many social networks and sites. I have a Google+ t-shirt, I have a Facebook t-shirt, I have a Flickr t-shirt, I have a friendfeed t-shirt from back in the day. Twitter never gave me one, but that’s ok. The Ello one I bought for myself though. I like to think that this is some small way that I can help contribute towards the ad-free social experience that quickly has become my…
  • The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t shipped yet. At around $1,400 the lens felt expensive for what I worried might be an oddball lens, a lens useful for making a few high impact fisheye shots but not good for much else. I’m happy to say that I did buy the EF 8-15mm fisheye lens and that I couldn’t be more happy about that decision. My main…
  • The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens — One of the Fastest Canon Primes You Can Buy

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    It doesn’t get any more bokeh than f/1.2. The first thing you notice when you hold the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens for the first time is how significant the weight of this lens is over the less expensive EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens or EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens(both also excellent 50mms lenses). You can feel the quality as you weigh it in your hand. A big, solid, piece of glass allows this super fast f/1.2L lens to get the shallowest depth of field possible. If you are going to be shooting in the darkest of environments, this is the lens for you. I use this lens a lot at night time parties or indoor…
  • Had a Great Time Photowalking Last Week at the Microsoft Store #MSStoreWalkSF

    Thomas Hawk
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I had a great time out photowalking last Thursday night with a great SF crew around downtown SF. The walk was hosted by the always awesome Microsoft store in San Francisco (go check them out in the Westfield Centre in SF). Thank you to everyone who came out for the walk. It was great to see old friends and also make some new ones. We started out the walk in the center itself and got some nice photos of the great dome. From there we made our way up Powell Street, shooting some of the local color around Union Square and eventually made our way to the very top of Nob Hill. Originally we planned…
  • Time to Go Macro With the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    While the EF 135mm f/2L USM is my favorite Canon L Series lens, one thing it does not do is macro photography. With a minimum focus distance of 3 feet, the EF 135mm lens can do a great job with a lot of flowers or other traditional macro subjects, but it really cannot do traditional macro work. If you want a very high quality portrait lens that can also do macro work, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is the lens for you. Like the EF 135mm lens, this lens is an Image Stabilization lens which is helpful to minimize camera shake when you take those super close very precise macro shots. This is…
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  • Net Neutrality: A Political and Economic Tug-of-War

    Erik Gruenwedel John Latchem
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    With the Federal Communications Commission about to release new guidelines overseeing the flow of data over the Internet, proponents in favor and against net neutrality have taken off the gloves. While net neutrality would treat all data on the Web equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication, support of such policy depends on what side of political aisle you are regarding regulation of any kind. President Obama Nov. 10 issued his strongest video message yet in favor of net…
  • GameStop Narrows Q3 Profit

    Erik Gruenwedel
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    GameStop reported a 18% decline in third-quarter (ended Nov. 1) profit to $56.4 million on revenue of $2.09 billion, which was down $14.5 million compared with the previous-year period. The largest retailer of video games in the country attributed the decline to the sale and shutdown of certain business operations. GameStop recorded non-recurring charges of $13.9 million due to the downsizing, which included exiting the video game retail market in Spain. Same-store sales dipped 2.3% due to the delayed release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. During the quarter, new hardware sales increased…
  • Blu-ray on Black Friday: 'Love the One You’re With'

    Erik Gruenwedel
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    It may be a streaming world, with SVOD and Digital HD catchwords dominating Wall Street and media chatter. But to home entertainment retailers entering the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend, “old-school” Blu-ray players and packaged media still represent a sure thing. Retailers from Walmart to Amazon have extended Black Friday hours and deals on Blu-ray players, and movies and TV shows on disc, to encompass nearly a week of steep discounts, including Cyber Monday (Dec. 1). “Everyone likes to promote Blu-ray because it has a consumer following, tends to be a recognizable…
  • Holiday Season Sales Off to Good Start

    Thomas K. Arnold
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Early reports indicate holiday season disc sales are getting off to a strong start, making studio executives breathe a little easier as the industry gears up for the Black Friday sales frenzy. “We kicked off the fourth quarter in a big way with Transformers: Age of Extinction and followed it with Hercules, both of which exceeded our expectations,” said Dennis Maguire, president of Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, too, scored a big hit earlier this month with the animated family feature How to Train Your Dragon 2, from…
  • Amazon Eyeing Ad-Supported SVOD Service Separate From Prime Video

    Erik Gruenwedel
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Amazon reportedly will launch a standalone subscription streaming service next year that will be funded in part by embedded advertising – and be separate from Prime Instant Video. The unnamed service would likely involve the e-commerce behemoth’s Kindle tablets but be separate from Amazon Prime Instant Video, which is ad-free but costs $99 a year — and also offers free two-day shipping on myriad purchases. Analysts contend Amazon Prime has 50 million members worldwide — the majority of whom don’t watch video. Netflix does not embed advertising in its video…
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  • Join us to learn about SnapStream’s new Social TV features

    Rachel Abbott
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    A quick reminder, we’re hosting 3 webinars this week to give you a full tour of SnapStream’s new social TV features. For those who manage social media, you won’t want to miss learning how you can use SnapStream to easily share TV clips, screenshots and animated GIFs to Twitter and Facebook. Webinar: Boost Social TV Ratings with SnapStream Date: Tuesday, November 18 Time: 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST Sign up: Sign up here   Webinar: Share TV to Twitter and Facebook Date: Wednesday, November 19 Choose a time: Noon EST / 9 a.m. PST 3 p.m. EST /noon PST Sign up: Sign up here Sign…
  • SnapStream at CCW (Content and Communications World)

    Rachel Abbott
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Y’all, CCW (Content and Communications World) is happening this week. Watch out New York City, because SnapStream’s both exhibiting AND leading a conference session at CCW that you won’t want to miss. If you’ll be at the Javits Center November 12-13, here’s the rundown on where to find us: Attend Our Session Title: CBS Black Rock: Recording & Clipping TV with a “DVR on Steroids” Speakers: Heather Doyle, Director at CBS Black Rock Media David Hadley, Technical Director at CBS Black Rock Media Gayan Gunawardana, Sales Manager at SnapStream When:…
  • New SnapStream 6.4: Share TV Moments on Twitter and Facebook

    Jennifer Miller
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Social media + TV go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Don’t believe us? Check out this Twitter Media Blog detailing stats from the recent social media storm caused by the Syfy Network’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” The newly released SnapStream 6.4 makes it easy to engage with your fans/viewers through social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook. It’s so quick to post images, TV clips and animated GIFs, because you can “do it yourself,” without help from video production or anyone else. SnapStream’s Tweets Tab: Tweets and TV, Side by Side…
  • Deep Thoughts and Reflections from SnapStream’s 2014 Summer Interns

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    Meet SnapStream’s 2014 Summer Interns! We loved having these smart, young minds on our dev team this summer! Here’s a glimpse into what SnapStream’s interns experienced and learned: Evan Liu So much has happened this summer at SnapStream, it’s hard to recall all of it. The other interns and I arrived just as work on social media integration began. We were able to work with new technologies including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as learn new Web development techniques. Collectively, the interns were able to implement a bunch of cool new features that we are very…
  • Back to J-School at AEJMC 2014

    Rachel Abbott
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    It really feels like back-to-school season! SnapStream is excited to meet with Journalism and Mass Communication administrators and professors next week at the AEJMC 2014 annual conference. This year’s event is taking place up in Montreal, August 6-8, just in time before the school year begins. Did you know that SnapStream is a curricular centerpiece at many of the nation’s top Journalism Schools? Often compared to LexisNexis, but as a TV news database, SnapStream resides at such innovative institutions as Emerson College and the University of Pennsylvania. Here’s a…
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  • Amazing X-Men Vol 2 13

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
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  • Conference Calls - Developing Your Meeting Skills

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    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…
  • 2014 Media Growth Study - An Excerpt

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Produced in partnership with JEGI, this report is built around a survey of over 339 executives (79% C-level) in addition to a number of interviews to provide context around the numbers. This 23-page report is primarily focused on the question of growth; how are media companies evolving, investing and acquiring to position themselves for growth over the next 12-24 months?Key areas of inquiry include;What are the top drivers of growth?Which systemic barriers are the greatest challenge to growth?What are the internal barriers?What kinds of company are they targeting?What value are…
  • Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi OpenELEC Media Center

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most HTPC newbies do not want to maintain a full-scale HTPC. Nor do they want to spend big bucks to buy one. A typical home user also does not want to run other services and wants to just turn on the TV and start watching their movies or TV shows. If this sounds like you, download this book!  We’ll provide you access to some of the advanced features that will supercharge your Raspberry PI XBMC media center.Request Free!
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    8 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    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…
  • The Big Impact of Big Data on Affiliate Marketing

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    What's the big deal about BIG DATA? Well, it can change the way you build and leverage affiliate partnerships, and allow you to fully optimize your investment in the channel.If you are relying on affiliate networks you have no access to vital data to manage affiliate processes such as tracking, reporting, and contracting. The affiliate networks own the data and control what brands you are able to see. You receive an incomplete view of conversion and performance data, and you are unable to track the true source of every lead across multiple channels.So how could you manage your affiliate…
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  • Putting People Back in the Center by Putting Their Offices at Their Fingertips

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This growing mobile workforce expects to have the ability to work from anywhere at any time, using any mobile device. Whether your employees, business associates or customers are on the go, across the hall or across continents, having their office at their fingertips is key to your organization's productivity, engagement and success.Speakers:Laura Wolf, Business Unit Executive - North America Social, IBMBaan Slavens, Senior Product Manager, Social Software and Mobile, IBM Collaboration SolutionsFrank Gullo , Director of Digital and Mobile Strategy, Superior GroupRequest Free!
  • How to Grow Your K12 School District's Community with Better Communication Tools

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    From email to social media, event registration and online surveys, there are a number of online tools you can use to grow your school's community and improve communication throughout your district. Find out how these tools can be used for your district, and learn simple strategies for using these tools to your advantage.Request Free!
  • 5 Steps to Improve Your K12 School District's Communication Headaches

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    How would you grade your school district on its ability to communicate effectively? If you're still relying on “old school” methods of communication, there's a good chance you have some room for improvement. From finding a reliable way to keep parents and your community informed, to creating a system that keeps things running smoothly throughout your different schools and departments — there's a lot you need to consider. Luckily, there are steps you can take to improve communication.Find out how to:Keep up and go digital with online communication toolsDevelop a plan to manage the online…
  • How to Manage Communications Effectively within Your K12 School District

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    With 9 schools and 6,200 students in the district, communicating with the Lakeland community was no small task. The district was able to reach more parents with Constant Contact's partner program. Read this case study and find out how!Request Free!
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    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Microsoft® Exchange Server has become the corporate standard in email, calendaring, and workforce productivity. As a result, significant time and IT resources go into creating a robust, reliable, high-performance Exchange environment. IT departments regularly consider deploying additional exchange servers, moving servers to branch offices, and even adding more bandwidth in order to improve Exchange performance.Request Free!
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  • Disruption Can Be Beat: How A Small Radio Shop Found Itself At The Center Of The Internet Of Things

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
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  • The Future Of Money

    15 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Digital currency represents a decentralized form of money that is more secure, more fungible and more functional than anything we’ve seen before. Related posts: The Future of Retail The Reverse... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Makes A Viral Hit?

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    We don’t need to tap into mysterious powers of influence to make an idea spread.  In reality, what’s essential is a good story and a density of social relationships. Related posts: 4 Reasons To Kill... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • You Can Only Win The Future If You Invest In It

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Investment in science and basic research made America the most innovative nation on earth.  That legacy is now under attack. Related posts: 4 Government Programs That Drive Innovation Where Did The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 4 Management Lessons From Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly

    5 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Chip Kelly’s football formula has lessons that apply far beyond the gridiron. Managers, take notice. Related posts: An Innovation Roadmap The Big Idea Myth How to Build an Innovative Culture Who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Taylor Swift puts the future of streaming at risk. What now?

    Jared Hendler
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Taylor Swift took a shot across the bow of streaming music this week by pulling her entire catalogue. In doing so fans had no choice but to buy her album which in-turn made it go platinum and made her responsible for 22% of all album sales last week. Suddenly everyone has woken up! It is no secret that most musicians, including Taylor, make a fraction with streaming when compared to ‘the old days’ of purchase. In fact, it is killing the music industry. Ask any senior exec at any major record label and they will tell you that they are a hair’s breath away from going out of business. How…
  • Let my people Pay! The idiocy of Walmart banning ApplePay.

    Jared Hendler
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    How stupid is this? Led by Walmart’s payment technology consortium called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), CVS & Rite Aid decide to block ApplePay in order to protect the launch of their own QR code system. This will help no-one. NFC, a more widely used, more secure and already well established/well recognized system has been adopted by both Google (Google Wallet) & Apple (Apple Pay). Does anyone remember the VHS vs. Betamax video tape wars? The benefits of not needing a traditional wallet or having to carry your credit cards around are reason enough, but greater security is…
  • CBS thinks it can sell OTT like HBO. It can’t. Here’s why.

    Jared Hendler
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    CBS thinks that it can sell a direct OTT service like HBO or Neftlfix. They can’t. Here’s why… Fragmented Masterbrand  We know what we get with HBO. Do we know what CBS stands for? Do we even remember what shows are on the network? The dying broadcast model had them fill 24hrs a day with programming and the result was and still is full of ‘filler’. HBO, Showtime, Netflix and others born of the pay-per-view era share the on-demand experience we expect today. It is in their DNA. To survive, HBO developed exclusive on-demand programming & powerful brands strongly…
  • Is the key to Branded Content ROI purchase to access?

    Jared Hendler
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    There is no question that Brands are more interested in producing content than ever before. Just take a look at the trending search results against content marketing. Creating and producing great content is no joke. It takes serious commitment, experienced partners and money. That being said, Brands are perfectly positioned to deliver great content against the vertical niche that they serve. Think about it. Would you watch the next credible great outdoor adventure if it were brought to you by NBC or Patagonia? Brands have the data to deliver exactly what these niche audiences are looking for.
  • Why direct funding of entertainment will come from Brands.

    Jared Hendler
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Content Marketing via Branded Content may finally hit the mainstream as Marriot, the most unlikely of Brands, announced the global launch of its content marketing studio. Prior to this, Brands more connected to lifestyle and entertainment categories like Pepsi, Coke, RedBull and GoPro have been the ones to set the stage. Anheuser-Busch had a very unsuccessful ($15MM) attempt in 2006 with Bud.TV most likely due to both the age-gate requirements of the liquor industry in addition to the fact that streaming video back then was far from mainstream. was before its time. Provided the…
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  • Facebook Introduces Privacy Basics Page

    Jessica Cherok
    23 Nov 7680 | 6:16 am
    Summary: Facebook finally released a helpful privacy tool. The new page, Privacy Basics, will actually help you understand privacy settings. The social media giant has long been criticized for its lackluster privacy safeguards. Historically, the controls have been difficult to find and cumbersome to understand. Even better, the new explanation is not simply limited to what your friends can see, it also includes what advertisers have the ability to see about you.
  • Facebook's Rooms Brings Back the Chatroom

    Jessica Cherok
    23 Nov 6198 | 6:14 am
    Summary: Miss the old chatroom style of the 1990s? If so, Facebook has just the feature for you. The launch of their new Rooms app brings back fond memories of message boards. Facebook is seeking to bring people together based off common likes and experiences. It’s not about chatting with people you already know. It’s about chatting with people who share the same interests.
  • Facebook for Work Coming Soon

    Jessica Cherok
    23 Nov 3987 | 6:16 am
    Summary: In yet another move to be the only place you visit online, Facebook has created a network for coworkers to collaborate. Facebook at Work allows users to share work documents and chat, but keeps the work-related network separate from your personal Facebook profile. Facebook at Work hopes to compete with similar services such as Google Drive and Microsoft’s Office.
  • Finding 'X' in the CRM Equation

    Jerry Northup
    23 Nov 3525 | 6:15 am
    Summary: When the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) first became reality more than 20 years ago, there were relatively few variables at work. The concept of building databases from point-of-sale interactions, phone inquiries, and word-of-mouth endorsements was something that simply added up.
  • #DudesGreetingDudes Takes Aim at Catcalling

    Jennifer Graber
    23 Nov 2642 | 6:15 am
    Summary: A couple of weeks ago director Rob Bliss collaborated with the Hollaback! group to release a special video piece. The video piece documented Shoshana Roberts’ walk through New York City. To document the trek through the city, Bliss walked in front of Roberts with a camera (hidden in a backpack). What the video piece revealed was quite interesting. The duration of Roberts’ walk was riddled with catcalls and sexually charged greetings. Some men even said Roberts should be more grateful for the attention. Naturally, the video went viral and the Internet went crazy…
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    ReelSEO Video Marketing

  • 300+ Hours of Video are Uploaded to YouTube Every Minute

    Carla Marshall
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Google has confirmed that an incredible 300+ hours worth of video content is being uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's the equivalent of 12.5 days worth of uploads every 60 seconds! That's an amazing opportunity for brands, particularly in terms of earned media.
  • Minecraft on YouTube: 47B Views, $2.5B Value, $0 Video Marketing Budget

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    Did you know that more people watch YouTube videos about Minecraft than any other video game? But the overwhelming majority of its views come from videos created not by the brand, but from its YouTube fans. The Minecraft company has embraced this earned media opportunity, and scored massive success without allocating huge resources to video marketing.
  • Holiday Video Marketing Tips: It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    For many video marketers, the holidays provide a chance to be a little more creative and personal in their branded outbound communications. We bring you 6 top holiday video marketing tips to ensure that your holiday video gets you on Santa’s nice list.
  • Are Brands Wasting Money on YouTube Custom Channels? [Infographic]

    Mark R Robertson
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Many brands are performing well on YouTube, implementing a solid programming strategy that encourages viewers to watch, engage with, and share their video content. Some of these brands have worked with YouTube to upgrade their default YouTube One-Channel design to what YouTube terms a "Custom Branded Channel." But are these Branded Channels providing the best ROI?
  • 5 Ways to Use Instagram's Hyperlapse for Video Marketing [Creators Tip #169]

    Carla Marshall
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Instagram's Hyperlapse app allows you to create amazing time-lapse videos on your smartphone, and upload them to social networking sites. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss the ways you can use this app to create engaging marketing videos.
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  • Here's How Likely Each Poker Hand Is

    Andy Kiersz
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Poker is a fantastic game, particularly alluring to competitive, creative types who love numbers. Business Insider's Eugene Kim has profiled some of Silicon Valley's biggest poker fans, and the game is also huge draw with the Wall Street crowd.  While I'm far from a serious, professional poker player, I do occasionally get a chance to enjoy a game with friends. And I also love math and statistics. So I decided to look at some of the basic mathematics of the game. Here, I go through the probabilities of drawing each five-card poker hand from a deck of cards. These probabilities…
  • 'Alien Isolation' Video Game Creator: 'We Still Get Scared By This Game'

    Business Insider
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    For the past few weeks we've been making our way through "Alien: Isolation," and it's safe to say that aside from "P.T.," the "Silent Hill" playable trailer, it's one of the most terrifying gaming experiences you can get your hands on right now. What's so scary about it? The latest installment based on the film franchise from Sega and The Creative Assembly, takes place in between the first and second films. You play as Ellen Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) daughter Amanda as she navigates aboard an abandoned dark ship in search of clues to her mom's location. The catch? There's an alien…
  • It's Insanely Expensive, But There's A Secret Benefit Of Living In San Francisco That Makes It Worth It

    Jay Yarow
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Earlier this week, New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo wrote a column about an app called "Luxe" that helps people park their cars. The way it works is simple: You punch your driving destination in to Luxe. It estimates when you're going to arrive. Then, a Luxe employee greets you. The Luxe employee takes your car and finds somewhere to park it.  In San Francisco, where Manjoo lives, parking is a giant pain. Luxe only charges $5 per hour, or $15 per day. The daily rate is half the price it normally costs to park in the city all day. The hourly rate isn't too bad if you…
  • REVEALED: The Top Demographic Trends For Every Major Social Network

    Thiago Guimarães
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The demographics of who's on what social network are shifting — older social networks are reaching maturity, while newer social messaging apps are gaining younger users fast. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.  Access The Full Report By Signing Up For A Trial >> Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report: Facebook still skews significantly female. Women in the U.S. are more likely to use Facebook than men by about 10 percentage points,…
  • What Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, And 11 Other Tech Visionaries Were Like In College

    Aaron Taube
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The technology industry is known for having been created by college dropouts like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Larry Ellison, but that doesn't mean these innovators didn't have meaningful undergraduate experiences. Bill Gates became friends with Steve Ballmer at Harvard, Larry Ellison learned he was a pretty good computer programmer at the University of Illinois, and Steve Jobs considered his time at Reed College among the most valuable experiences of his life. Meanwhile, Peter Thiel actually graduated from Stanford, but today he thinks college is such a waste of time that he offers…
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  • Job Alert: RIT Assistant Professor Position in Photojournalism Program

    Cortney Cleveland
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position in its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Photojournalism program. This is a tenure track position. Application review begins December 1st, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate photojournalism courses in interactive multimedia design with strong photojournalistic and visual narrative skills. Ideal candidates will be dedicated to scholarship and service, including student…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Selecting Clips in Premiere Pro Without a Mouse

    Eric Maierson
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:59 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. Last week, a friend asked if there was a way in Premiere Pro to select more than one track at a time using only the keyboard. The answer is yes. The keyboard shortcut D will select all clips under the playhead, so long as the respective tracks are highlighted. In the example below, you’ll see that Video 3 is not highlighted, so when I press D, clips on…
  • MediaStorm Guide to Adjusting Output Volume in Premiere Pro

    Eric Maierson
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:42 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. Let’s say you’ve mixed your audio and for whatever reason it’s consistently a little too low or a bit hot. Sure, you could return to your timeline and remix again, but that’s time consuming. Premiere Pro 2014 offers a quick and elegant solution. First, open the Audio Track Mixer. (Note that this is different from the Audio Clip Mixer.) Open the…
  • Remembering Our Veterans: Stories of Service

    Cortney Cleveland
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    We are proud to document the stories of the men and women who risk their lives to serve and protect our country and the families that stand behind them. This Veteran’s Day, share their experiences and hear their voices through firsthand accounts. As the U.S. prepares for the final drawdown of soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Soledad O’Brien and MediaStorm take an intimate look at two veterans as they struggle with the transition from war to home. An encore presentation of The War Comes Home will air on CNN today at 9 p.m. EST. To those who serve in the armed…
  • MediaStorm Presents: “The Far End of the Road” for GAIA

    Cortney Cleveland
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) takes the medical breakthroughs of the developed world and brings them to The Far End of the Road where 1 out of 6 adults is HIV-positive and healthcare can be many hours away. GAIA is successful, in part, because its dedicated staff brings care to those who might otherwise go without. Training and deploying mobile clinics, village health workers, and nursing scholars, GAIA builds stronger, healthier communities that are leading the way towards an AIDS-free future. In The Far End of the Road, MediaStorm follows the story of two women working to create…
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    Music library management blog

  • Why you shouldn't change music file names

    Dan Gravell
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I suppose it seems odd that the maker of a piece of software that changes music file names suggests: don't change music file names! But, a wise businessman once told me: fall in love with the problem, not your solution. So in that spirit, I think it's worth outlining why you should consider hard when wanting to change the folder and filenames that make up your music library. There's kind of a clue in bliss to the main reason... It comes down to this: the location of your music files is the mechanism by which most software and hardware identifies your music. Software and hardware don't have…
  • Yosemite issues

    Dan Gravell
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Just a heads up for Mac OS X users: turns out there's one big incompatibility between bliss and OS X Yosemite. As you may know, bliss depends on a Java runtime environment (JRE) being present on the computer bliss is installed on. In the Windows installer, we ship a JRE with bliss; it installs if one isn't already present. With OS X, we have always relied on using the Apple-provided JRE, and so haven't needed to package a JRE with the bliss download. As the OS X releases have come and gone, this reliance has been getting more and more shaky. OS X v10.7 (OS X Lion) removed the bundled JRE,…
  • Release 20141027

    Dan Gravell
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This week: a new release with support for Java 8, background work for filtering by compliance type, some UI fixes and fixing the different artist rules so they can work together! The most important improvement in this version is support for running under Java 8. bliss is a Java application which means the code that executes runs within something called the Java virtual machine. This "virtual machine" gets updated over time with bug fixes and other changes, a little like bliss. Again, like bliss, Java will update itself, and recently the latest major version update, Java 8, has been rolled…
  • File paths and case sensitivity

    Dan Gravell
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I was just saying the other day: the capitalisation of tags should really be ignored by music players, but often isn't. In theory you should be able to make mistakes in case sensitivity in your tags, and you shouldn't be affected by your mistakes. In these cases where music players are case sensitive, bliss can help you out. But there is a place where you should really consider capitalisation and understand the effects. That place is in folder and file names of music files. Why the special case? It's because changing music file paths is one of the most intrusive things you can do to your…
  • Music players and tag case sensitivity

    Dan Gravell
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Rant mode on. There's a time and a place for case sensitivity. Music players aren't it. Rewind: case sensitivity is where two items of text are only treated as equal if both the characters and the case of the characters are the same. If we have two pieces of text: "Blinking Lights and Other Revelations" and "Blinking Lights And Other Revelations" they are equals in terms of the characters, but not the case. Therefore they are not equal when taking into regard case sensitivity. In most cases, when organising a music library, case sensitivity should not be important (with one big exception…
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    Smells Like Infinite Sadness

  • SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2014 Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 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.Check out our list of the best 2014 Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets that make ideal presents for the pop-culture fanatic in your life. Welcome to the SLIS 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Blu-ray and DVD Edition! It’s time to look at the impressive list of deluxe film and television releases and box sets that will […]The post SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2014 Blu-ray and DVD Box Sets appeared first on Smells Like Infinite Sadness.
  • Monster Magnet ‘Milking the Stars’ Review

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:27 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.Monster Magnet ‘Milking the Stars’ Review: Dave Wyndorf has a blast retrofitting 2013′s ‘Last Patrol’ Milking the Stars is a “re-imagined” version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks. This was a happy experiment for me. It’s not a re-mix record by the current definition. It’s more like Last Patrol in a “what if?” […]The post Monster Magnet ‘Milking the…
  • Sonny Vincent Talks New Punk Supergroup Album ‘Spiteful’

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 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.Sonny Vincent is a true punk-rock journeyman; from his 70′s NYC punk beginnings with the Testors through the ensuing decades, he’s put out high-energy rock and roll of the first order, from his solo work to his notable collaborations with other punk and art-rock icons. His latest project is Spite: a supergroup featuring Damned drummer Rat Scabies, […]The post Sonny Vincent Talks New Punk Supergroup Album…
  • Hear New Faith No More Song Motherf—-r

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:29 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.Faith No More have just given fans a very happy hump day: the band have just released Motherfucker, the first single from their upcoming 2015 album (on singer Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings, and the band’s recent imprint Reclamation Records)which was first available to stream via Rolling Stone. But now you can also watch it below: A […]The post Hear New Faith No More Song Motherf—-r appeared first on Smells…
  • The Church Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:29 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 2015 North American Tour Dates: Australian Alternative rockers launch Further/Deeper tour Australian psychedelic icons The Church have just announced a slate of North American tour dates for 2015. The date start in Vancouver, British Columbia in late February and will wrap up at Austin, TX’s SXSW Festival in March. The band will also […]The post The Church Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates appeared…
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  • Radio’s Most Innovative: Jim Fox and KKDO’s “Like/Dislike”

    Fred Jacobs
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    As long as there have been request lines piping the voices of listeners into radio station air studios, there have been PDs saying things like: “These people represent a small portion of the audience” OR “Just because a song is being requested a lot doesn’t mean it’s a hit” OR “Don’t get distracted by the phones.” And they were right.  Considering the sporadic nature of request lines and DJs only answering them periodically, there wasn’t much data that was truly useful in the evolution of the music playlist. So how do today’s music stations integrate ongoing audience…
  • My “Deep Drive” In A Cadillac Escalade

    Paul Jacobs
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    The driving experience is changing which is a topic we talk about a lot at Jacobs Media.  From smartphone pairing to in-dash apps, consumers are experiencing content behind the wheel that is exponentially growing.  Today, Paul Jacobs takes us on a tour of a brand new Cadillac Escalade and its CUE system.  Fasten your seat belts. – FJ Whenever Fred and I do a presentation about the” connected car,” we always ask whether attendees own a vehicle equipped with systems like Ford SYNC, Cadillac CUE, or AudiConnect – or even if they’ve ever driven one.  Usually, no more than…
  • Clicked On A Banner Ad Lately?

    Fred Jacobs
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    As many industries grapple with monetization strategies in the digital space – including radio, of course – conversations still revolve around the lowly banner ad.  As most of us recall, that’s how web revenue was originally conceived – placing mini-billboards (and skyscrapers and other devices) around our websites in the hope that web surfers (as they were called back then) would click on one of them and take action. As we now know from experience, the banner ad may have been a logical way to start the process of digital revenue generation, but it has simply not worked.  Click-thru…
  • It’s the Onion, Right?

    Fred Jacobs
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    Sometimes you have to wonder if it can get any stranger.  More and more these days, we’re reading wild, crazy, and unbelievable news stories online about pretty much everything from politics to sports to technology – and checking to be sure the article isn’t just another clever spoof from The Onion. That thought crossed my mind the other day when the newsletter from the Consumer Electronics Association – “SmartBrief” (worth subscribing to BTW) – carried a story about a change in emphasis at the legendary retailer Sears. Now you probably know that Sears (and Kmart, which it also…
  • Boom! A Radio Format Litmus Test

    Fred Jacobs
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    It seems like every few years, a new format flavor of the year comes rolling along, racking up initially high ratings and often spreading like wildfire from market to market. This month, it’s Boom, Radio One’s entry in Houston (and now also in Philadelphia) that is making a lot of noise and spawning backchannel conversations and debate throughout the radio business.  Now I know about as much as Hip Hop as I do about astrophysics.  But as someone who knows the new format startup phenomenon all too well from my experience as a Classic Rock founder nearly three decades ago, these…
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  • The word is DRONE

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Drone for shooting video We know the military and Government has peeps running scared they are being spied on. Or worse being targeted by drones. But drones are so common.  Just go to your local mall. Retailers like Brookstone, Radio Shack, Sharper Image and even kiosks carry the flying toys.  But are they toys?  We know that companies like Coke, Google and Hollywood have used them commercially. Now the competition is heating up.  Facebook is hiring avionics, thermal and systems engineers now as they prepare their drone effort to connect people to the Internet and of course Facebook. I…
  • Creating Branding with photography

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    At Vividmix we create branding for our clients. We use different media in the process. Photography, video, sound and web design can be combined according to need and the clients target market, goal and budget. We have set up a custom view so you can see a sample of our branding photography. click here  

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    The headlines this weekend were full of enough security stories to raise the hair on the back of your neck: US Justice Department is using Cessna planes to scan cell phones of citizens. Apple downplays that fake apps can siphon off personal information. It’s unclear if Russia is hacking the White House. Home Depot hackers steal 53 million customer emails in addition to credit cards. Chinese hackers attack weather satellite feeds.   So how do you protect yourself on the Internet? You have to be vigilant and use the Internet defensively. According to a recent Google study, you are 36…
  • It’s Time for a New Security Strategy – part 1

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    Ok, so every day in the news we hear of some website that was compromised. Retailers in the last year have been hacked in alarming numbers. But what are you doing differently today to protect yourself, company or customers? I recommend you start with yourself. When was the last time you changed your password. How complicated is your password. Many websites require a complex password made up of different case letters, numbers and special characters. You can make passwords up randomly or generate one. Some people theorize that generated passwords are easier to crack. The verdict is out on that…
  • Facebook technology to give Android performance

    6 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Facebook has developed something called ‘Class year’ to tune it’s software supporting the growing number of Android phone models for performance. There is more to consider with Android than iPhone with the large variations in hardware.  Perhaps web development can learn something from Facebook. Source: – read more
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  • 7 secrets of entrepreneurship to celebrate our new website!

    Gilles Domartini
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Nearly 4 years ago, when we first introduced Cleeng to the community who were monetizing online content, we wanted to become the “iTunes for everyone,” combining the e-commerce functionalities of iTunes, while making it extremely easy for any publisher to sell music, downloads, newspapers or videos. Our passion for e-commerce led us to build a robust platform, able to tackle the massive complexities associated with selling efficiently the digital content on a global basis: from taking orders to managing access, security, reporting, customer service and more. In 4 years,…
  • 5 reasons why SVOD has come-of-age

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
     Cord-cutting is slowly gaining the well-deserved status of a revolution. According to Experian Marketing Services, “approximately 7.6 million U.S. homes in 2014 (up from 5.1 million homes in 2010)  – or a total of 100 million cable subscribers – left the cable bundles behind”. It’s difficult to disagree with Mashable when they sum up this exodus by noting that the cord cutters “just had their best week ever” Gartner’s research predicts that spending on SVOD services is about to grow 28.1% in 2014 in North America and 18.2% in 2015 in Western…
  • Fabuloso! Cleeng goes Spanish – sell now also to your Spanish speaking fans!

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Spanish is the most popular second language, spoken by millions of native speakers worldwide. More and more talented Publishers, living and creating great video content in Spanish, choose Cleeng. This is why we decided it’s highest time Cleeng goes Spanish for their customers! Fantastico! The translation is based on a customer’s browser – if their browser works by default in Spanish language, they will see all purchase screens and also all emails we send out (such as receipt, subscription cancellation; credit card update reminder and more) in Spanish. —– Español es el…
  • Launch: mobile payments now also in Turkey thanks to Cleeng!

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
     For all of you who want to tap into the 35M internet user base in Turkey – we’ve just introduced mobile payments for online content! We’re pioneers in every sense of the word, as no other SaaS brand has done that in Turkey before us. Convenience First of all we give your customers a very easy and comfy payment method, on-the-go! When customers come to your website to pay for a single video, live event ticket or a subscription, they don’t need to pull out their credit cards and can be billed directly onto their mobile numbers instead. Thanks to a direct cooperation…
  • Celebrity pay-per-view: learn the secret!

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
     The potential that pay-per-view has to offer? Limitless. (And in this case, there’s absolutely nothing tongue-in-cheek about it!) Major broadcasting agencies and talented individuals already recognize that potential. We at Cleeng have helped them to transform this potential into a highly profitable benefit through our Cleeng Live! pay-per-view formula. Aside from the sport broadcasters who have already converted to our formula, indie bands, filmmakers and celebrities (read: the most talented experts in their field who are already known worldwide) have begun to also pick up on our…
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    Stryve Group

  • Stryve Group is hiring a Web Developer (Full-Time)

    Stryve Group
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Are you a young web developer trying to make it in a world of Code Monkeys and Front-End Ninjas? We have a rapidly growing list of clients who are demanding beautiful websites, and we need someone to build them with us. What we bring to the table are sharp marketing and design minds, but what we need is someone who can bring in the technical expertise. Beyond being our web developer, we’re looking for someone who wants to step in as our technology lead. The successful candidate will work with us full-time at our Kitchener office and will be responsible for: Consulting on UI/UX choices…
  • Canadian Marketing Events: November 2014

    Sarah Rosenquist
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Now that your Hallowe’en costumes are stashed away and you’re emerging from the chocolate-and-candy coma, it’s time to turn your attention to the excellent Canadian marketing events that November has to offer! Audience Intelligence Conference Date: November 4th Location: Toronto, ON Learn how media publishers and other digital properties are leveraging – and monetizing – first party subscriber data by creating new opportunities for ad buyers to serve their ads up with more precision. meshmarketing Conference Date: November 6th Location: Toronto, ON If you want to connect…
  • Stryve Group Spearheads Waterloo Mayor-Elect’s Social Media

    Stryve Group
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Stryve Group would like to congratulate Dave Jaworsky on being elected the new Mayor of Waterloo. “It was a honour and privilege to have worked on the Dave Jaworsky campaign. It was the first time Stryve Group had been involved in an election campaign and we learned a lot from being a part of the campaign’s communications team” noted Sourov De, Managing Partner of Stryve Group. Stryve managed the social media and digital aspect of the Dave Jaworsky Campaign which included developing a voter engagement strategy on social media, designing pay-per-click campaigns and managing…
  • Jian Ghomeshi’s Facebook Post: A Carefully Calculated Marketing Message

    Sourov De
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    On Sunday October 26th, CBC radio personality Jian Ghomeshi released a message via Facebook about his firing from the CBC. At the time, it appeared the message was genuinely written by him and was a sincere appeal to his fan base. However upon further examination of the message, it appears the message was most likely carefully crafted by Ghomeshi under the guidance of a public relations firm. Here are 5 indicators his message was carefully calculated and crafted under the guidance of a public relations firm: #1 – Timing of delivery There’s a saying in marketing and public relations,…
  • Blogging Checklist: Write Awesome Blogs & Get Them Found

    Chloe Jung
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    You are probably reading this because you know that quality content creation is a fundamental part of your company’s digital presence and overall success. You may also know that a lot of other people know that these days, and the net result is a whole lot of content “noise” (the bad stuff) degrading the “signal” (the good stuff). Understanding that fundamental difference and knowing you definitely don’t want to be part of the noise is half the battle. Next, it’s about choosing and writing about the right topic and then optimizing your post. Part 1: Choose the right…
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  • Oh, BTW, Facebook Launched Two New Products Today

    Rhea Thomas
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Facebook has been busy lately. Last week they announced that organic distribution of posts that are promotional in nature will be reduced. Today, they launched two new products: FB Techwire and Facebook Groups App. No big deal.   FB Techwire   FB Techwire (very similar to FB Newswire, which launched in April 2014), is powered [&hellip The post Oh, BTW, Facebook Launched Two New Products Today appeared first on wayvs.
  • #CometLanding: The Rosetta Mission on Social Media

    Rhea Thomas
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    History is being made today, both on social media and off. We have never made contact with a comet, until now. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is sending a lander to the surface of Comet #67P to receive scientific information.  “We don’t know exactly what awaits us there,” says lander Project Manager Stephan Ulamec from the DLR. [&hellip The post #CometLanding: The Rosetta Mission on Social Media appeared first on wayvs.
  • National Geographic on Social Media: What are they doing wrong?

    Rhea Thomas
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Some brands suck at social media. I’m not kidding. We’ve all seen them. These days a great social media presence can make or break you. Consumers are more likely to reach out and make that first contact through your Facebook or Twitter page, and if your brand is all broadcasting and no engagement or doesn’t [&hellip The post National Geographic on Social Media: What are they doing wrong? appeared first on wayvs.
  • Fall of the Wall on Social Media

    Rhea Thomas
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    One of the best things about the Internet, besides adorable kitten videos, is how it has managed to bring the world together at times to celebrate momentous occasions.  One of these such events was yesterday, where people around the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Social media was used [&hellip The post Fall of the Wall on Social Media appeared first on wayvs.
  • American Express to Handover Instagram Account for Two Weeks

    Mindee Ball
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Beginning November 9, American Express is handing over its Instagram account. It’s a willing transfer that the company hopes will help personalize its brand more. The credit card company selected six “talented photographers, entrepreneurs and tastemakers” to contribute images to the Instagram account for two weeks.   American Express is really going out on a limb [&hellip The post American Express to Handover Instagram Account for Two Weeks appeared first on wayvs.
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    This Is Common » Blog

  • The future for SEO

    6 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Since the dawn of the Internet, search engines have been the only way to efficiently search for the information you require. Almost no users remember the URL of all but their favourite websites, and most will remember key search terms (which are much more intuitive to discover and remember), and attempt to use these through search engines in order to quickly locate their most commonly used resources. Around 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results, so allowing your page to appear high in the rankings is obviously key to directing high volumes of traffic towards your…
  • Top 10 tips for lead generating web design

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    There is a constant struggle in marketing between trying to create the best possible product for your consumers, and using the appropriate marketing techniques to reach your customers with news of this product. No matter how good your product may be, if consumers aren’t aware of it, they won’t buy it. The field of web design is highly complex, and some users choose to simply display static information on their site for all to see. This approach is termed ‘flat’ web design, since it does not permit users to interact with the hosted content. Lead generating web design, the more modern…
  • This Is Common helps Veloflo reach huge charity goal

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    Isn’t the Tour de France great! Everyone has well and truly caught the cycling bug! One person who has really caught this bug is our Head of Creative, James. Last month he took part in his second charity cycle challenge, which was called Veloflo (Velo-London-Florence). Upping his previous mileage, this cycle was a grueling 1,100 miles from the new Leadonhall building in the centre of London to the Ponte Santa Trinita Bridge in the centre of Florence, Italy, which all had to be completed in just 10 days. Like past challenges, the whole purpose of this challenge was to raise as much money as…
  • Social Media Predictions & Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    8 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    In 2014 we’ve already seen some shifts and trends with social media, looking into the future we created an inforgraphic on what we think is next to come in social during 2014. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: This Is CommonThe post Social Media Predictions & Trends 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on This Is Common.
  • Why an impressive business card design is important

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    We have new business cards here at This Is Common and we are proud of them. So proud that we wanted to share them with the world on Twitter and Facebook – as you may have seen. We are not just proud of them because of their design or unique size but because of the nice happy faces we see when we pass them on. But why is this important and why does using impressive business cards correctly make a difference? According to experts, business cards can be traced back to the 15th Century in China when they were known as ‘visiting cards’. They were small cards passed on from one to another…
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    Beats Music Now

  • Apple Leaks Plans For Beats Music

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Will pre-installing the Beats Music App on the next Apple iOS release catapult the streaming service into mass public consciousness? Today Apple leaked that as early as March of 2015, Beats Music will be bundled in their iOS. The Financial Times reported the news came from “people familiar with the situation.” A little leak like this only teases people and begs for more answers like: – What will it cost? Apple is said to be negotiating to lower the subscription price down to $4.99/month from the current price of $9.99. – Will iTunes Radio and Beats Music be integrated…
  • It’s All About The Car… with Music

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Both Beats Music and Spotify mentioned car initiatives (one overtly and one subtly) today. Ian Rogers tweeted pictures from Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America – undoubtedly exploring the progress of getting Beats Music integrated with Mercedes-Benz: Our driver this morning is robotic. #mbcar @ Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc. — ian c rogers (@iancr) November 17, 2014 Meanwhile, Spotify announced a new partnership with Uber. When you get a car through the Uber app, you can choose music the car will be playing upon…
  • YouTube Music Key Arrives

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    YouTube’s long awaited music subscription service, YouTube Music Key, is officially in beta (by invitation only). YouTube is the largest free music service in the world, and now people will be able to pay for it — don’t miss the irony here! YouTube Music Key (beta) will offer: – Ad free music – Offline play for music and video – Background listening Consistent with how Google (the owner of YouTube) operates, the details are fuzzy and likely will evolve as Google learns from beta users. The irony here is that YouTube’s biggest demographic, 18 to 34…
  • Taylor Swift vs. Spotify Controversy Rages On

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Taylor Swift is the most popular pop artist today and she has taken all her music off of Spotify, the #1 music streaming service. This news has been spreading exponentially for a week, mostly because Taylor Swift is a famous, popular icon today. She believes Spotify is not good for artists because they do not pay adequately for music. This assertion will be substantiated or debunked depending on who you read and what you choose to believe. I went to the sources — Taylor Swift interviewed by Yahoo about Spotify; and Spotify’s CEO, Daniel Ek’s, blog post about Taylor Swift.
  • Beats Music Updates Apps For Apple iOS and Android

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Exciting update? Not really, but an update nonetheless. Beats Music released App updates for iOs and Android today, version 2.3.1 and 1.2.3 respectively. “Stability and performance improvements” is all the updates say… not splashy but probably necessary.  
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  • How to Make Money with Facebook

    Nurdin Budi M.
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    Facebook impact on the way people react to each other. The effect has been felt by the people in a higher level of communication, so communication between people not only through text, but also through photos, status, and links to web sites and widened a on other things.Nowadays, everyone knows that social networking can be used as land for the money. Facebook can be used as an online business, whether it be a good or a service. Facebook can also be used as a customer engine on the website and create a link in it.So how do I make money with Facebook is more detailed? The first trick…
  • Social Media for Marketing Web

    Nurdin Budi M.
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Social media is a great way to market and improve a website. We all know that social media is a communication tool that is widely used by the public to interact between friends or even strangers who are not one country with them.For people who want to have a website, especially the rise of web traffic they have to refresh the network with the various layers of the world community to work together to facilitate a good relationship.Share a variety of brands of products or services you are selling to them through social media, as this is the main reason you should do if you want to give them a…
  • Tips to Increase Blog Traffic with Targeted Trending News

    Nurdin Budi M.
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    You must have been well aware that content will help in improving blog traffic and this has also been done by many bloggers to build their blogs in order to be the best.Although sometimes a little insert a topic which is very controversial or strange to get the attention of readers of the blog.In addition to using tricks that have been common in the above, there are several ways to increase traffic to blog with easy, by using the trending topic or news that are much sought after and reported by others, are as follows:1. Creating a celebrity news Celebrity popularity has fairly high in…
  • Building Traffic with Social Media

    Nurdin Budi M.
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    So if you currently have a website and you are regularly providing content on a daily basis. Then you also have done various advertising programs and also has an ad on your website. So what else should you do to make the website better?If you are doing things above then this is the time you do one more step that really will make the website go up, build traffic, especially in high volume. This will not happen if you just keep quiet and do nothing and just wait in front of the computer or in a chair alone.Below are several ways to set up a website and increase traffic using social media:The…
  • Algorithms in Search Engines and Determinants Algorithm

    Nurdin Budi M.
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Why Search Engine Algorithms in Search Engines Important? For SEO experts, it may already be familiar and have become a common discussion, then what about those who are beginners and do not know more than them? Yes they sometimes mistranslated on an algorithm of search engines.This article will help you to explain about the algorithm and some of the terms commonly used by many SEO experts increase traffic to their blog or website.Every online business must understand and have the main tool that will be used to make the business accepted and get the best traffic on the internet. So what is an…
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    Simon Staffans // Developing Media

  • Three advice on pitching

    Simon Staffans
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    I’ve been pitching things for over a decade – from ready-made shows to interactive concepts, from television formats to transmedia projects. I’ve pitched to all kinds of people; investors, buyers, jurys, collaborators, colleagues… you name it. Lately I’ve been asked to hold some pitching workshops for PhD students and researchers at the university I’m affiliated to (the Abo Akademi University here in Finland), looking at the task from a storytelling perspective. While preparing the workshops, I had reason to revisit some things I’d written and read about pitching, and pitching…
  • MIPJunior, MIPCOM and Transmedia Living Lab – a travel log

    Simon Staffans
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    I’ve spent some time traveling around Europe the past couple of weeks, attending first the bustling MIPJunior and MIPCOM on the Croisette in Cannes, then swiftly flying over to Madrid to speak at Fundacion Telefonica’s event Transmedia Living Lab. The MIPs were as overwhelming as always, especially trying to cram a full week’s worth of meetings into one day. MIPJunior – filled with new animated Star Wars series, the new launch of the Thunderbirds franchise and a host of other content – was especially interesting this time around. I am consulting – in a transmedia capacity – on…
  • Cross media the Adriatic way

    Simon Staffans
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Yup, that’s just about how nice it looks. Korcula, Sept 2014. I just spent the best part of eleven days in Croatia, four of which were dedicated to the Korcula Cross Media Lab, an initiative created to connect audiovisual people and people in the tourism industry with each other and with experts on everything from transmedia storytelling to SEO to TV production to augmented reality. It’s a great initiative, with a very worthy focus. The territory goes by the slogan ”The Mediterranean as it used to be”, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Coming from Finland, a sparsely…
  • 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…
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    » Media

  • Film Review: Interstellar

    Jordan Dean
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. Plot: Planet Earth is dying and resources are quickly running out. NASA calls upon ex-astronaut Cooper (McConaughey) to pilot a ship through a wormhole in space to search for a new home for the human race. Review: Christopher Nolan has been arguably the most influential and original director in Hollywood over the last decade. He has continuously produced smart, thought…
  • Festival review: Simple Things 2014

    Alex Durham
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    On paper On paper – or webpage – this year’s Simple Things festival in Bristol promised performances from an innovative cross-section of artists including Caribou, Mogwai, Death from Above 1979, Black Lips, Liars and How to Dress Well, dotted throughout the city centre in a creative selection of venues.   Our verdict With the festival spanning 15 stages, the main concern for any enthused muso attending would be the inevitability of being torn between giants like Mogwai, and up-and-comers such as dreamy, laptop pop act Oliver Wilde. With its fourth running year, and our…
  • Film Review: Gone Girl

    Jordan Dean
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Dickens Plot: After returning home on Valentine’s Day, Nick (Affleck) finds his wife Amy (Pike) missing; there is evidence of a struggle. Following a police investigation and flashbacks through Amy’s diary, Nick becomes the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance. Review: David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thrilling best-selling novel of the same name. Gone Girl could have easily found its way…
  • Live review: Blonde Redhead @ Islington Assembly Hall, London

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Film Review: Belle

    Jordan Dean
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Director: Amma Asante Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Felton, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Wilkinson Plot: After her enslaved mother dies, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw) is taken by her father (Goode) to live with her aristocratic great uncle, the Lord Chief Justice (Wilkinson). Review: Amma Asante’s second directorial film tells the story of the illegitimate child of Royal Navy captain, John Lindsay, and an African woman named Maria Belle. The child named Dido Elizabeth Belle was brought up at Kenwood House by her great uncle Lord Mansfield. Lord Mansfield’s position as…
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    Mangled Media

  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – The Evil Within

    16 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    Recoils first impressions of The Evil Within as he plays through Elizabeth Bathory levels of gore, in a world with a Hostel aesthetic to it, that is a clear attempt at bringing some shock factor to the game.
  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – Alien Isolation Episode 4

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Recoil continues to wander the world of Alien Isolation with one phrase in mind “Please don’t kill me!”
  • Trailer – Clown

    4 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Eli Roth produced film Clown is finally going to get a release, in Italy. Unfortunately for the rest of us, there is still no release date for the rest of the world, but we are sure it’s coming….eventually. Clown is about a loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer. So November 13th for the lucky people in Italy, the rest of us will have to make do with the trailer until it finally gets released in our part of the world.
  • Recoil Gaming Exploits – Alien Isolation Episode 3

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    The latest episode sees us arrive at the Sevastopol Comms Station and contact our ship the Torrens. We also discover that the local Synthetic Humanoids are not very friendly. Facebook – Twitter – Youtube –
  • 31 of 31 Halloween Films – Fright Night

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Charlie Brewster an average boy finds out that his neighbour is a vampire. He has doubts until Jerry Dandridge his vampire neighbour appears on his bedroom and threatens him to death. Nobody believes Charlie and after a series of events not only his life is in danger but also his girlfriend’s. Charlie finds in Peter Vincent, t.v.’s popular “Vampire Killer” character his only hope to save his girlfriend. Fright Night is a true classic of 80′s and vampire films. A clever story with a witty script, brilliantly acted and expertly shot. It has some nice suspense and…
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  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : November 21, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip for November 21, 2014 It’s that time of year again. The weather is turning colder, the smell of turkey is in the air, and the lines are already forming in front of major retailers in anticipation of amazing Black Friday deals. For digital marketers our “Black Friday” is actually “Cyber Monday” which is the Monday after Thanksgiving and accounts for one of the highest online sales periods of the holiday season. Mashable notes a survey that showed 51% of shoppers are more likely to shop online this year because of the bad…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : October 10, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip October 10, 2014 Congrats! You spend days working on a search strategy, hours working on the perfect ad copy, and more hours selecting the right keywords…then a potential customer spends a mere 1.17 seconds breezing over your campaign. Mediative released a new study outlining the changes in SERP’s over time and the user behaviors that accompanied it, part of the study mentioned the average time that a user spends scanning each listing in the SERP – 1.17 seconds. The short amount of time doesn’t surprise me, especially with…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : September 26, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip September 26, 2014 Tell me if you’ve heard this one before…two guys walk into a bar. Well that’s how the joke used to go, if Budweiser and AKQA are successful then the joke could become…one guy walks into a bar and his buddy across the country already bought him a beer. Budweiser launched a social commerce program on Facebook called Buds for Buds. The idea is that you can buy your friend a Budweiser beer through Facebook. According to AdWeek, “Buds for Buds is aimed at celebrating special occasions and uses credit card…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : August 15, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip August 15, 2014 Like your buddy who has been dating his girlfriend for 10 years before proposing, digital marketing professionals exclaimed “It’s about time” when Google launched their official Google Analytics mobile app. There have been many third party mobile apps that have used the Google Analytics API, but each had their own shortcomings. The fact that Google included their Real-Time analytics in this app means marketers have one less excuse as to why they didn’t notice a fluctuation in data at the drop of a hat. Happy…
  • Digital Marketing and Media Comic Strip : HAPPe HOUR : May 30, 2014

    Elliott Antal
    29 May 2014 | 6:22 pm
    HAPPe HOUR Digital Marketing Comic Strip May 30, 2014 Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy walks into a bar, he checks-in on Foursquare. It really wasn’t a funny joke and it really isn’t relevant for long now that Foursquare has announced it is getting rid of the check-in. They have split the check-in functionality into a new app called Swarm. Why would Foursquare get rid of it’s most popular feature, well it’s all in the name of advertising. This is “supposed to help Foursquare figure out the messy puzzle of generating ad revenue without…
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