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Sunset+Vine delivers Lord’s cricket for social media

Sunset+Vine, the UK independent TV sports production and media company, has confirmed its appointment by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to deliver the Lord’s Cricket Ground YouTube channel as well as content across the Lord’s Facebook and @ Home of Cricket Twitter feed. Sunset+Vine will be creating new content several times a week using a mixture […]

August 4, 2014

People-powered cinema arrives in Britain

A new service drawing on the power of social media and the growing demand for movies on demand will let film fans around the UK take control of their local cinema. ourscreen allows users to create and attend screenings of their favourite films at their local cinema on the big screen and in all their […]

August 1, 2014By Colin Mann

Australia: No evidence of cord-cutting

Using the Internet has almost eclipsed watching TV as Australian’s preferred source of entertainment and reading the news online has overtaken reading it in print, according to more than 2300 Australians surveyed for Deloitte’s annual media consumer survey. The key findings

July 31, 2014

Facebook ad revenue up 67%

Facebook has reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30th 2014. Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $2.91 billion, an increase of 61 per cent, compared with $1.81 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue would have increased by 59 per […]

July 24, 2014

Facebook adds ‘Save’ feature

Facebook users can now save items they see on their Facebook feed to view later when they have more time. Users save items like links, places, movies, TV and music. Only users can see the items they save unless they choose to share them with friends. Facebookers view the items you saved at any time […]

July 22, 2014

KIA scored in the social World Cup

During the World Cup tournament, Engagor, the platform for real-time customer engagement, social media monitoring and analytics, took a look at World Cup sponsors and advertisers to gauge the overall success of their social campaigns. Highlights from their findings include: o    – 12.3 million total mentions (Facebook/Twitter) o    – KIA led with volume of brand […]

July 17, 2014

MTV deploys Tunepics on Geordie Shore

MTV UK will be using new mobile social network Tunepics in its social marketing campaigns across key music and entertainment shows and MTV branded live music events. Geordie Shore series 8 will be the first MTV series to utilise Tunepics, enabling key moments from the new series of the show to be shared with fans in real […]

July 17, 2014

Newstag secures $1.3m in first round of seed funding

Newstag, a Swedish-based crowd-curated video news service, has secured $1.3 million of seed funding. A group of private and institutional investors have backed the media start-up to develop its innovative approach to news sharing through social media. Newstag will bring together video news stories from content producers around the world, including AP and Reuters, as […]

July 16, 2014

O2 partners with 4Music

4Music part of the Box TV Network, announces sponsorship deal with O2 as they join forces to find undiscovered UK vlog talent. Tapping into the global vlogging phenomenon and hunting for a new 4Music social screen star, the O2 sponsored Vlogstar talent competition opened on the 14th of July. To enter, aspiring vloggers will be […]

July 16, 2014

World Cup breaks social media records… again

Germany’s World Cup final victory over Argentina smashed global records on Twitter, and has also become the biggest sporting event in Facebook’s history. Twitter said that Germany’s 1-0 victory peaked at 618,725 tweets a minute, easily breaking the previous record of 580,166 set during the team’s 7-1 crushing of Brazil in the semi-final. However, the […]

July 14, 2014