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Futures Without Violence Taps YouTube Stars for ‘RESPECT! Challenge’ Campaign Video

Respect-banner-300x181In early October, Futures Without Violence and Macy’s – with the help of Federated Media (and its content production abilities) and Fullscreen (and its roster of talent) – launched the RESPECT! Challenge campaign, a national social media contest that asks participants to promote the people that have taught them respect.

This is the third year of the campaign, and for this year’s video Futures Without Violence and Macy’s wanted to target millenials – including high school and college students. The result is two of YouTube’s top performing artists, Christian Collins and Diamond White, covering Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” and discussing who taught them respect. Between them, Christian and Diamond have over 1 million YouTube subscribers and more than three million Facebook fans.

“What motivated me to get involved is the great cause it represents,” White told Lost Remote. “Domestic violence is something a few of the women in my family went through and conquered so it’s something that means a lot to me.” Read more

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

5 Social TV Stories You May Have Missed

Social-TVFrom NBC using Whisper to promote ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ to E! launching an ‘Instagram Wall’ to track top celebrity accounts there were many major social TV stories this week.

Here are five that you may have missed:

- A YouGov poll found that 27% of TV viewers in the UK use social media while watching.

Takeaway: More studies appear to be concluding that while the majority of TV viewers are distracted, only between 20 and 30 percent of these viewers are using social media while watching. The most recent Deloitte Digital Democracy Survey, which tracked U.S. consumers, found that 22 percent of multitasking activities related to the shows being watched. Social TV companies have a lot of work to do to capture the attention of distracted viewers.

- Colin Hornett, Executive Producer of iPowow, distinguishes between social TV companies and participation TV companies in a piece for The Social Media Monthly: “We’re not social TV. It’s inherently social because you end up sharing things, but iPowow is Participation TV. This also isn’t a fad. Smart devices are only becoming more prevalent, so you need to be able to engage your audience and have them participate. 85% of people watching TV have some type of device in their hand, so why not give them something fun and engaging to do? This is really about engaging the fans in the story in the most entertaining, fun, simple way possible, and we’re having a blast doing it.”

Takeaway: We’ve written about participation TV companies like iPowow, Applicaster, and Wayin. As we just wrote above, it is becoming more difficult to capture the attention of TV audiences, but participation TV and connected TV app companies are finding innovative ways to help keep viewers engaged. Participation TV is particularly appealing to sports and award show content producers and advertisers.

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