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An Inside Look at Year Three of Skybound’s ‘The Walking Dead Escape’

the-walking-dead-escape-logoIn February, Skybound announced that Ultimate Fighting Championship co-founder David Isaacs would become President of Skybound EXP, the entertainment company’s live events and experiential marketing subsidiary. Skybound publishes comic books through Image Comics and includes all of Robert Kirkman’s (‘The Walking Dead’) work.

Skybound’s extremely popular ‘The Walking Dead Escape’ – an immersive zombie obstacle course experience for diehard ‘Dead’ fans – is now in its third year at San Diego Comic-Con. For more on the history of the experience and what’s new for this year, we spoke with Isaacs, who is managing the execution for the first time: Read more

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‘The Walking Dead’ ‘Twitter Takeover’ Answers Fans’ Questions Before Finale

Some fans might have missed out on crucial parts of “The Walking Dead” season four finale, but there were also a lot of happy campers who enjoyed seeing their favorite zombie-fleeing heroins arrive at the “salvation” known as “Terminus” (this author will say no more for fear of spoilers).

Fans also engaged with the show’s stars hours before the finale, as the cast took over the @walkingdead_amc Twitter handle, answering fan questions using hashtag #askTWC.

One social user asked Daryl Dixon, who plays Norman Reedus, what the hardest part of playing the character has been.

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Some Viewers Air Frustrations Via Social After ‘The Walking Dead’ Finale Goes Dark

Season four of AMC’s hit zombie thriller “The Walking Dead” aired last night, but some viewers were left in the dark, taking to social media to air their frustrations.

In Central New York, the show went in and out for many, at some points going black. Many took to Twitter to vent.

Time Warner Cable’s official customer service Twitter account responded.

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Predictions of the week: Will Bones and Booth get married?

Bones and Booth from Fox.com

Bones and Booth from Fox.com

Social TV isn’t only about measuring the volume of buzz surrounding a show. Fans take to Twitter and Facebook to opine not only about what they think about a soon-to-be-realeased show or what they’re seeing during a live airing, but also about what is going to happen next in their favorite scripted TV shows. Even shows in their off-season like Game of Thrones, which doesn’t return to TV for another five months, drives buzz in the form of fan predictions. In our next installment of an exclusive partnership with Insticator, we take a look at the week’s most popular fan predictions (warning: spoiler alerts). Read more

Who drives the social TV conversation around ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Walking Dead’?

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 4.03.44 PMWe’re excited to present the first post in a new series Lost Remote is launching exclusively with Topsy to bring you deeper insights into social TV’s biggest night of the week. Topsy, a leader in social analytics that analyzes “billions of conversations in real-time” will be providing us with insights into the movers and shakers on social for some of Sunday night TV’s biggest shows. For this week, we’re taking a dive into Sunday night (November 11th) highly watched episodes of Homeland and The Walking Dead (be careful for spoilers). 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

The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd on Pioneering New Ground in TV

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Social etiquette question of the day: Is it okay to tweet during a zombie apocalypse? Not if you want to avoid being eaten alive by your now soulless gran (no amount of retweets is going to save you then).

But if you’re just wondering what Rick’s next move is going to be, your hope for survival has increased considerably. In the latest installment in Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, we asked Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of The Walking Dead, what makes the show so tweeted about:

The Walking Dead is one of the most talked-about TV shows on social media. How does the show achieve such a large social presence and how do you think the industry will change as a result of second-screen viewing?

Well, I think that our show already had a following of people who are technologically advanced to begin with, the early adopters who were comfortable with a deeper dive into related media, whether that was finding out about the comic books and exploring them, participating in second-screening or watching the webisodes or the aftershow, The Talking Dead. People can experience the show 24/7. Now we’re going to be seeing a talk show after Breaking Bad called Talking Bad. I think you’re going to see a lot more of that and they’ll have their presences on the web, too. I think it’s really pioneered new ground on other shows.

For more on Hurd’s creative process and lessons from her career, read So What Do You Do Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead?

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How social TV agency Darewin launched ‘The Walking Dead’ in France with a contagious campaign

Executing a social TV is challenging enough with a brand new season that hasn’t yet been released before in the U.S. Darewin, France’s premiere social TV agency had to deal with launching The Walking Dead in France, at a late time zone, two years after the U.S. launch where probably pirating meant that many had already seen the episodes. We spoke with Darewin founder and CEO Wale Gbadamosi Oyekanmi about launching the first Zombie attack on Twitter, with network NT1. Read more

The top 2012 social tv shows according to GetGlue

With New Year’s a couple of weeks behind us, it is worth taking a look at the top tv shows and movies that drove the social conversation in 2012, and see whether these TV shows can maintain a stronghold on the social activity in 2013. Here’s GetGlue‘s take on social TV in 2012. Read more

Zombie feeding-frenzy cuts immediately to KFC commercial, social TV reacts

On this week’s social TV commercials chart from Bluefin Labs KFC rose to the top at the number four spot (a 416% week over week change). KFC saw its largest rise in buzz during the November 25th airing of The Walking Dead when its commercial aired right after an intense Zombie feeding. Here are the full details on this week’s most social TV commercials, provided exclusively to Lost Remote. Read more

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