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Archives: October 2013

The Tweeting Dead gamifies tweets about The Walking Dead

MWW_Group_398645There’s The Walking Dead and Talking Dead, but now PR agency MWW and technology partner Ideation teamed up to create Tweeting Dead. In an attempt to capitalize on the number of hardcore fans and the corresponding Twitter chatter, a MWW Innovation team was formed to consider how they could properly showcase their love for the show by gamifying the surrounding Twitter conversation. Read more

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In quest to become the leading platform for user-generated TV clips, ConnecTV launches app for iOS

connecTVConnecTV – the second screen platform that syncs to TV shows and allows you to clip and share six-second clips of those shows in real time – has announced the launch of a free mobile app for iOS devices. The app will soon be available for Android. Read more

Exclusive: Logo celebrates Roseanne’s birthday with the world’s first ‘Vine-hosted’ TV marathon

11-roseannevineThis year, Logo will celebrate Roseanne’s 61st birthday with a marathon of her 12 favorite episodes of her eponymous show and it will mark the first time that Roseanne will release a list of her favorite episodes of the show. Roseanne recorded Vines to introduce each of the episodes that will air, making this the first-ever Vine-hosted TV marathon. Logo has invested a lot into Vine, announcing in June that they will be producing the first soap opera exclusively on Vine. The Roseanne marathon will take place during the day on Sunday, November 3rd – Roseanne’s actual birthday – and we spoke with Shawn Hollenbach, Logo’s Manager of Social Media Content, to exclusively discuss the integration and the choice to use Vine. Read more

How Teen Wolf “hacked” Twitter to create the perfect on-brand campaign in France

teenwolf304200In April, we spoke with Darewin (France’s premier social TV agency) Président and Creative Director Wale Gbadamosi Oyekanmi about the challenges of launching a campaign for AMC’s The Walking Dead in France two years after the show premiered in the United States. This month, MTV France partnered with Darewin to promote the season 3 premiere of Teen Wolf. The agency decided to take advantage of a Twitter glitch that allows for visual irregularities within tweets. Within the first 24 hours of @MTVFR’s “irregular” tweet, it was retweeted 4,600 times in France. The English version garnered 2,700 retweets. Read more

An inside look at how La Voz Kids created a real-time ad during a broadcast

la vozDuring a recent telecast of La Voz Kids (The Voice Kids), the hosts of the show told viewers during a commercial break that if they wanted the chance to be on TV to go to the La Voz Fresh Kids app, submit a photo of themselves, and watch until the end of the show. After the cut-off period for the entries, ePrize randomly selected a winner, which Telemundo verified using never.no’s moderation tools. never.no then took the winning photo and placed it in the final TV spot, which was sent to Telemundo. The Gain-sponsored ad was then played during the final segment of the broadcast. Read more

Myth: Twitter has killed off the independent second screen app

OLD-TV(Guest post by  Zachary Weiner, CEO, Emerging Insider Communications a boutique Marketing and PR firm that strictly focuses on the emerging TV and related media landscape).

There are few things the television industry loves more than a bit of tech mythology followed by quick-fire declarative statements that are often less than applicable. One of the louder ones at the moment is that Twitter has killed off the independent second screen app. And this is truly dangerous thinking for the industry at large.  Read more

NBC shows are in the midst of a ‘smirk off’ competition on Tumblr

NBC304NBC shows are taking a short break from competing against shows on other networks. Instead, they have been competing against each other in a friendly “smirk off” across their Tumblr accounts. Just as it sounds like, the “smirk off” consists of GIFs of characters from NBC shows smirking. The competition is a good example of a network creating social content in a way that speaks to Tumblr’s unique culture. Read more

With return of ESPN campaign, now fans can enter the hall of fame

espn304x200After a successful inaugural year in which nearly 50,000 votes were cast, ESPN has announced that the Fan Hall of Fame, which celebrates extraordinary sports fandom, will return for a second year.  The Fan Hall of Fame will honor three US and Canadian sports fans and will feature an integrated campaign across ESPN’s platforms. Read more

An inside look at ESPN’s growth across multiple platforms

ESPN_Logo_CLR_PosDespite increased TV competition, ESPN continues to show massive growth across multiple platforms. In September it saw its largest monthly unique reach ever: 72.7 million unique visitors across desktop, mobile and tablets, according to comScore Multi-Platform data. Read more

Diverse audience of PBS highlighted by recent Twitter trends

league-of-denial-raster-br10-8-300x207During the month of October, PBS has experienced an interesting phenomena: for three straight Tuesdays, PBS has had a program that has trended on Twitter. More interesting, though are the genres of the shows that were trending- FRONTLINE “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis”Superheroes: A Never-Ending BattleThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, the shows that trended, are completely different and represent the diverse audience of PBS. Here are some statistics from PBS’s Tuesday night trending streak. The American Experience film “War of the Worlds” airs tomorrow night and PBS will see if it can finish October with four straight Tuesday nights with a trending show. Read more

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