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The CW introducing ‘CW Seed’ digital and social hub

Exclusive: The CW is planning to rebrand its digital studio CWD as “CW Seed,” evolving it into a digital destination for loyal CW fans. The network will announce CW Seed at its upfront presentation in New York today. CW Seed will exist as a sub-site on CWTV.com, and will still produce original programming, but the channel is adding more interactivity to the service, opening up for feedback from viewers and adding more social engagement.

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Create Quick Video for the Web

Create Quick Video for the WebLearn how to shoot, edit, and encode online video! Starting October 4, write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit film, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Students will get hands-on experience with a Canon HDV camera and Final Cut in this course. Register now! 
 

Making TV relevant for the social generation, meet Troika

If you know anything about teenagers and young adults, you know that they get bored very easily. In the age of millions of apps, TV channels and entertainment outlets, it’s extremely hard to to keep “tech savvy, culturally progressive 18-34-year-olds,” glued to a brand built for them like The CW. Troika, a brand consultancy and creative agency has been working with The CW since it’s inception in 2006 to help keep this demo entertained through strategic branding. This TV season they’ve launched a major rebrand for The CW, which they describe as “branding in the cracks,” more specifically, “finding new areas and platforms for the brand to be expressed.” We interviewed Troika Creative Director Reid Thompson about the social TV rebrand. Read more

An inside look at The CW's social TV strategy

The CW's audience was born into the social web. This fact has forced the network to quickly adapt to the Gossip Girl and Vampire Diary-loving fans that are loud, passionate and screen-agnostic when it comes to programming. We spoke to Rick Haskins, The CW's Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital Programs about their social TV strategy.

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Does the CW's scheduling shift have anything to do with social?

At the CW's recent upfront the network announced CDW, "a digital in-house studio that will create short-form programs for digital streams including online, mobile and tablets," as MediaPost reported. One of the projects includes a game show called, "Fandemonium," to be the number one CW Facebook fan. Pinterest, GetGlue and Klout will also be leveraged as part of this competition.

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