Trade shows and conferences are exciting to attend. Lots of people to talk to. So many things to look at. New ideas to grasp and evaluate. If you host a conference or promote a show are you using new media to attract attendees, market the event and enhance the experience of those that do attend? […]Read more "New media and live events: before, during and after the show"
Net neutrality not only gives you freedom of speech but also freedom to hear. Or read…or watch…or share points of view…or innovate. For a good explanation on what net neutrality is, check out these sites: Save Our Net (Canadian) Save the Internet (US). Net neutrality is also a hot topic in Europe and Asia. Not […]Read more "Net neutrality: freedom of speech and freedom to hear"
The announcement that the Whitehouse.gov site will be moving to an open-source content management system (CMS) from a proprietary custom built system is more than a sign of the times. It is a major move in the right direction and an example that all of us can and should follow. Why go with a content […]Read more "US Whitehouse goes for an open source content management system"
Breaking news! Big surprise! (sorry about the sarcasm! – well, not really!) According to this report from eMarketer, print advertising is down and digital platforms (read: internet) are growing! There are many notable quotes from the article but here are my favourites: For example, Barclays Capital predicted in its “Internet Data Book July 2009” that […]Read more "Digital advertising up – print ads down:eMarketer report"
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Canada), Big Table of Digital Media and Animation Incentives 2009 shows that provinces other than Alberta provide some form of tax relief to investors in digital media companies. Where’s the Alberta Advantage here? A quote from the Big Table: “As digital migration accelerates, digital spending will remain the entertainment and media industry’s main engine […]Read more "Government support of digital new media – PWC report"
Ads placed in podcasts are seven times more effective than television in creating responsive action from audiences according to a report from Podtrac and TNS. The same study identified that podcast ads have three times the recall of online video. Very impressive! The ad format types used in podcasts are typically: embedded 15 second and […]Read more "Ads in podcasts more effective than television"
Leo Laporte has been in broadcasting for years. Decades actually. He was early to embrace podcasting and now operates the TWiT network of shows which he calls Netcasts. Leo is an inspiration to many podcasters, audio or video based and continues to investigate new ways of using the web to bring news, information and entertainment […]Read more "Television studio in your basement – TWiT TV"