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‘Game of Thrones: The Compendium’ to Showcase Fan-Created Content

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 10.25.14 PM‘Game of Thrones’ fans are some of the greatest purveyors of ‘fan art,’ and to celebrate their creations, HBO has created ‘Game of Thrones: The Compendium.’ The microsite will serve as a central hub for fan creations, and will feature six artistic categories: art, music, costume, food, craft and analysis.

Fans will be able to submit their entries from December 19 through March 28, and the best of the entries will be includes in a printed book which will be available next December. Judges – dubbed the ‘VIP Council of Editors – of the entries include Gerald Broom (Brom Art), Arthur Chu (The Daily Beast), Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), and Zack Luye (Editor of watchersonthewall.com), among others. 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.

‘Game of Thrones’ Was the Most Talked About TV Show on Facebook in 2014

Facebook_like_thumbFacebook last Tuesday released a host of Top 10 lists looking back at the most talked-about events, entertainers, and topics on the social network in 2014. ‘Game of Thrones’ topped the TV show list, and social TV staples such as ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ comprised the rest of the Top 3. Still, other shows such as ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (though its linear ratings are through the roof) and ‘Downton Abbey,’ not often mentioned as social TV staples were also part of the Top 5.

To host the lists, Facebook created a dedicated website—yearinreview.fb.com. They also produced a year-end video. Below, the most talked-about* TV shows along with the video: Read more

(SPOILERS) ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Four Finale Sparks Social Buzz

TyrionHBO’s hit fantasy show “Game of Thrones” wrapped its fourth season Sunday night with major deaths and surprises sparking social media.

As fans anxiously sat on edge waiting to see if the beloved Tyrion Lannister would die, they were met with a major surprise (spoilers ahead): Tyrion being freed by his brother Jamie, only to find his former lover Shae in his father Tywin’s bed. And the repercussions for dear ol dad didn’t make for a happy Father’s Day; Tyrion killed his father (and Shae). “You’re no son of mine,” Tywin says to Tyrion as his final words. “I am your son. I have always been your son,” Tyrion responds, shooting him with a crossbow through the heart.

Other deaths include the Hound, by the hand of Brienne, which frees Arya Stark from the Hound’s captivity.

And social media was active around all the action. According to Nielsen, 243,000 total tweets were penned around the finale from 121,000 unique authors, making it the third highest tweeted show of “GOT’s” season four. The season finale’s Twitter numbers rank only behind the second episode (250,000 tweets) and season premiere (300,000 tweets).

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Will Daenerys take the Iron Throne? (spoiler alert)

landscape-5d682b44-a8bb-4734-8d86-f9528c46ca36For this week’s social TV fan prediction we take a look at Game of Thrones, with our partner Insticator. As season four enters it’s halfway point fans are beginning to wonder if Daenerys Targaryen (also known as the “mother of dragons) will grab the throne. From Insticator: “Does anyone else think Daenerys is destined to take the Iron Throne? She may have been a forgotten princess but Westeros is finally starting to take the exiled Targaryen seriously. The rumors of her massive army and her three rapidly growing dragons have been enough to worry even the likes of Tywin Lannister.” Here’s what fans had to say.  Read more

He’s Behind One of TV’s Most Social Shows, but ‘Game of Thrones’ Author Writes on…

His books are the basis for one of TV’s most social shows, but “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin is still old school when it comes to writing.

“I have a secret weapon,” Martin said on “Conan” last night about protecting against computer viruses. Martin explained he has two computers: one for Internet searching and emails, and one for his writing–a DOS Word Processor–with no connection to the Internet.

Martin added that he hates modern systems that auto correct your lowercase letters with a capital: “I don’t want a capital, if I wanted a capital, I would have typed a capital. He also loathes spellcheck, noting that when writing words like “Targaryen,” he doesn’t need to be told he’s wrong.

HBO reveals success of Game of Thrones season four marketing at Creative Week

Lost Remote just attended an exciting panel at NYC’s Creative Week featuring executives from HBO. The panel took a deep dive into all the marketing that went into the launch of Game of Thrones season four which is currently underway.  Elana Loewenthal Director of International Marketing, Jim Marsh Director of Digital & Social Media and Joanna Scholl VP Program Advertising for HBO each gave a unique presentation on what went into the massive launch of the highly anticipated new season.  Read more

‘Game of Thrones’ Has a Mother’s Day Gift for You

Game of Thrones” is halfway through its fourth season, and this afternoon, it leveraged some of its trademark fantasy vernacular ahead of Mother’s Day.

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The Facebook post redirects users to the Shop HBO page, where your options for mom include dragon babies, Targaryen family banners, and dragon eggs. This author shopped around momentarily, but quickly realized in order to have a social Sunday with mom, it would be wiser to head over to the ABC “Revenge” page for her gift.

AND “GOT’s” social activity this week doesn’t stop at Mother’s Day. Check out their Vine to highlight the reunion of Jon Snow and his beloved Ghost.

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HBO and BuzzFeed Team Up for ‘Awkward Family Viewing’

HBO Awkward MomentsIf your a millennial or younger person who’s ever experienced the awkwardness of watching risque premium TV with your parents, HBO and Buzzfeed have got the videos for you.

“Awkward family viewing,” a seven-video series being distributed this week on HBO and BuzzFeed’s custom YouTube and Twitter pages, depicts uncomfortable millennials watching HBO shows like “Girls,” “Game of Thrones,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “True Detective,” and “True Blood” with their out-of-touch parents.

“See hunny…you have the right to speak up, it’s your body,” a father tells his clearly uncomfortable daughter as she watches a sex scene from “Girls.

“You know, I never cheated on your mother,” a father tells his son while watching a scene from “True Detective.” The scene shows Woody Harrelson giving a gift to the woman he is cheating on his wife with. “Not that I never had opportunities.”

“Alright dad, please…” the uncomfortable son responds.

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A Truly ‘Scandal’-ous Finale Brings Show’s Stars and Social Fans Together

ScandalIf you haven’t watched the season three finale of ABC’s “Scandal,” spoilers ahead.

If you have, you saw a whirlwind of scandal, with President Fitzgerald Grant initially doomed to lose reelection, only to turn around and win; thanks to the American voters rallying around him after his teenage son died of a rare bacterial virus on Election Day–courtesy of Maya Pope–or so we thought.

In between all the reelection action and assasinations, the president learns his estranged wife had been raped by his own father, anti-hero “Huck” reunites with his long-lost family, the audience learns it was actually Olivia’s father, Rowan, who killed the president’s son, Harrison looks like he’s about to bite the dust, Olivia calls it quits on being the scandal master, and then flies off into the sunset with Jake.

And if this wasn’t enough action on your main screen, the show’s stars tweeted along on your second screen.

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Comparing Season Premieres on Social: ‘Mad Men’ vs. ‘Game of Thrones’

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Two hit shows depicting very different historical eras premiered within a  week of each other, and the results show a large social difference.

As we reported, “Game of Thrones” season four premiere week (the premiere was April 6) generated over 300,000 tweets with 170,000 unique authors of those tweets for the week of March 31-April 6. These numbers placed “GOT” third on Nielsen Social’s Top 10 list.

Mad Men,” a longer-running show with a considerably smaller social footprint, premiered its final season to lower numbers: 60,000 tweets and 32,000 unique authors of those tweets for the week of April 7-April 13, placing in fourth on Nielsen Social’s Top 10 list.

“At this point the Game of Thrones roller-coaster ride is sparking lots of on-line conversation and speculation,” said Ammiel Kamon, EVP of products and marketing for Kontera, a social data insight provider for brand marketers.

“There are also many articles being written and consumed,” he continued. “Notably, the high intensity across all channels is bringing in new curious viewers. Mad Men’s premier has set a more subdued tone, which for now will satisfy their faithful audience, but is unlikely to bring new viewers to the series.”

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