Phew! We’re just back from shooting this year’s Back Street Dance Studio’s Xmas Show: ‘Alice In Funkyland’ at the Helix. Wow, what a show! Those kids can dance! Kudos to the team, Nikki & Tina, & all the kids. We had a blast, thanks for having us!
Now off to do some editing & get ready for the holidays! Happy Xmas Everyone!
A quick look at the exclusive bloggers event held in Blanchardstown.
Fashion and beauty bloggers where invited to preview the new ranges from INGLOT launching just in time to make it onto your Christmas list.
This week we were asked to shoot the launch of Nevan Lahart’s new exhibition ‘WON-NIL’ at the prestigious Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S), and create a promotional video for the exhibition.
The exhibition was curated by Rayne Booth and Paul McAree, and Paul was able to devote some time to introduce the exhibit for the video.
For more about the exhibition please check out the Temple Bar Gallery website: templebargallery.com
iCommunity is a ‘Talent Solutions Partner’ of LinkedIn, providing professional development services to organisations. The business is headed by Bob Flynn, a LinkedIn expert. We worked with Bob to develop a simple and personal video to engage his customers and audience.
If you want to brush up on your LinkedIn know-how or learn how to really put the site to work for you or your business, iCommunity is the place to go.
Check out: iCommunity.ie
Authors Note: This article was originally written in 2011, and a lot has changed about the internet since then. While the main premiss of the article holds true, the individual details and sources may be outdated. Some effort has been made to amend parts that stand out but it is not intended to be comprehensive.
There are countless articles and pages of advice about New Media scattered throughout the interweb. It’s everywhere and it continues to grow, transform and transcend itself. And it’s vital to your business.
New Media is what happens when you take the traditional elements of media; print, TV & film/video, images, music, words – spoken and written; and then you mix in some magic interactivity through modern computer and communications technology. A poster is old media. But stick a URL/web link or QR code on it and suddenly it’s new media.
Now add the marketing. How does your business leverage all that is new? Why should it bother? Because there are in the region of 500 million people on facebook [edit: 1.1 Billion active users as of 6.23.2013 – link] alone for a start. How many print ads would it take to reach that kind of audience? How many TV spots? And it’s free. Largely. [Not any more – see Facebook advertising] You have to sell your soul like I did, but that’s not such a loss when you can fill it with the pandemonium that is the Internet.
As with all kinds of marketing, you need to build a network, but rather than a distribution network utilising other businesses and ad space providers (they’re still important!), you need ordinary Joe and Mary (and the less ordinary ones too I guess). You’ll start with all those friends and near acquaintances you’ve met throughout the years, and build from there. Incidentally it’s all these friends and acquaintances who chatter on about everything they like and don’t like that will get your product or service noticed and promoted. And if it’s worth talking about, they’ll do it for free.
That word again; Free. Free advertising? Well, as I say, it’s largely free. Yes the facebook/twitter/myspace accounts are free to sign up. But you get out what you put in. You need to invest time gathering your community, and building a platform. You need to give people a reason to take time out to join your social network, which has to be easily found, engaging and accessible.
Then you have to give your ever expanding social network a reason to talk to their friends and colleagues about you; an innovative product or service; an eye catching or witty viral; a special offer. Once you’ve caught their interest, you need to give them an attractive and unique landing page to flock to. You need to stand out in that 6 million strong crowd, and competition is tougher than ever.
The main thing that separates old media from New Media is choice. No longer do people have to sit through that run of the mill: ‘here’s our product and here’s why you need it speil’. That just won’t cut it anymore. They won’t sit back and digest the same boring auld drivel; not when there are literally thousands if not millions of more exciting things to see on the Internet, and precious little time to spend on it. Your offering needs personality.
There is a debate as to whether the influence of the Internet is shortening people’s attention span, but one thing’s for sure; If you don’t grab their attention, someone else certainly will. TV commercials are old media, but Internet video is new media. And when that video is lucky enough to break out and entertain a large audience, then it goes viral, and the whole world pays attention.
Wikipedia recons “New Media Marketing is most effectively marketed by Internet-driven technology such as blogs, RSS, Web video productions, and podcasts.” Yup. And we can help with all of that. Especially the video productions. Lets get that vast online community talking about your business.