I met the Baseballs at the NOKIA Party at the Mobile World Congress 2010.
Here is a video interview I recorded right after their show.
Follow The Baseballs on Twitter @TheBaseballs
Donovan is inviting his community to watch his concert live on the Internet this Sunday. He will perform his hit songs and cult classics as well as showcasing songs from his new work RITUAL GROOVE as a run up to his forthcoming world tour 2010/2011. Special guest will be talented musician Claudia Koreck, one of the hottest newcomers in Germany.
The show will be streamed live Sunday, January 24, at 8:30 p.m. CET worldwide thanks to the professional live streaming technology and video production of TV1.EU, and a true broadband connection by BT, British Telecom. This World Wide Charity Concert is to benefit ‘Schools Without Stress’ (Germany). Also see the DLF, and the David Lynch Foundation.
The Link to the Live Stream will be on Donovan’s new Website http://www.donovan.ie/live/. News of the free live webcast concert is also on Donovan’s facebook and twitter page. His fans just love the idea of streaming the concert! http://www.facebook.com/DonovanOfficial & http://twitter.com/donovanofficial.
“Donovan fans worldwide now have the opportunity to take part in an extraordinary concert experience directly from their computers at home. While watching the concert Donovan’s Online Friends can share their experience on facebook or twitter”, says Monty C. M. Metzger, CEO of the Social Media Marketing Agency, Ahead of Time. http://twitter.com/montymetzger
This “Social Media for Social Activism” musical event will support the charity project “Schule ohne Stress” (Schools without Stress) and will increase awareness about the positive effects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique on creativity, intelligence, brain functioning and academic performance.
The legendary folk-rock pop troubadour Donovan began his career as an itinerant folk musician and created acoustic hits like Catch The Wind, Colours, Mellow Yellow, Universal Soldier and Atlantis.
Dr. Donovan Leitch is a Green-Activist and received a Doctor of Letters from the University of Hertfordshire, an honorary medal as “Officer of Arts & Letters” by the French government, and was named BMI Icon in 2009.
Donovan was one of the few artists to collaborate on songs with the Beatles, contributing lyrics and vocals to the song Yellow Submarine. Donovan influenced Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison in their guitar styles, and during his career played with folk music greats Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, as well as rock musicians Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.
This is Donovan’s first global World Wide Web performance—a musical historic event! Viewers wishing to join Team DONOVAN.
When I read this blog post about how the IOC is building up pressure on photopraphers who publish Olympic pictures on Flickr, I was really shocked. It makes clear that the IOC is controlled by regulations, rights and its right-owners rather than by passion, emotion and equality which they say is the “spirit” of the Olympic Games.
So what happened: the IOC’s Legal Affairs department has send out letters to photographers, like Richard Giles, for hosting images of the Olympics on his Flickrstream. The IOC feels that this is a violation of the terms and conditions. Read the full story at Thomas Hawks blog.
So the IOC has taken a hammer and has smashed its own “olympic spirit”. The Olympic games are about experiencing and sharing emotions, passion and achievements. Thus social media should be in the centre of the strategy of the Olympic Commitee. The Blog of the Olympic Games in London 2012 is a small step in the right direction, but sadly was not initiated by IOC, it was the idea of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
I think somebody should tell the IOC about the Streissand Effect and how they are currently messing with the social media community, bloggers, twitterers and of course photographers. Sueing is not the right way to “control” social media. They need to accept the changes social media brings to the overall media environment and learn how to cope with these challenges.
Why not listen to what is said in Blogs, on Twitter, facebook etc. and create a strategy to activate the “power of social media”. If they don’t do so, the Olympic Games could become a historical relict, because the Net Generation does not care (and watch) the games anymore.
This a great list of Social Media Guidelines, collected by Social Media Governance.
|About.com||Template: Blogging and Social Media Policy|
|About.com||Template: Internet and Email Policy|
|American Red Cross||Social Media Handbook for Local Red Cross Units|
|American Red Cross||Online Communications Guidelines|
|Associated Press||Social Media Policy|
|Australian Public Service Commission||Interim Protocols for Online Media Participation|
|Baker & Daniels||Social Media Policy|
|BBC||Editorial Guidelines, personal use of Social Networking|
|BBC||Use of Social Networking and other third party websites|
|BBC||Online Services Guidelines in Full|
|BBYO||Staff/Volunteer Presence on Social Networking Sites|
|Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)||Facebook Policy|
|Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)||Social Media Guidelines|
|Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)||Social Media Guidelines for Consultation|
|Children’s Hospital Los Angeles||Share Your Story – Use and Access|
|Cicso||Internet Postings Policy|
|City of Hampton, VA||Social Media Policy|
|City of Seattle||Blogging Policy|
|Cleveland Clinic||Social Media Policy|
|DePaul University||Social Media Guidelines|
|Dow Jones||Social Media Interaction Policy|
|Easter Seals||Online Community Guidelines|
|Electronic Frontier Foundation||How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)|
|ESPN||Social Media Guidelines For ESPN Employees|
|eWay Direct||Social Media Policy|
|Fairfax County, VA||Facebook Comments Policy|
|Feedster||Corporate Blogging Policy|
|Fellowship Church||Personal Website and Weblog Policies|
|FINRA||Guide to the Internet for Registered Representatives|
|Gartner||Public Web Participation Guidelines|
|General Services Administration (GSA)||Social Media Policy|
|Greteman Group||Social Media Policy|
|Headset Brothers||Social Media Policy|
|Hill and Knowlton||Blogging Policies and Guidelines (selected extracts)|
|Hill and Knowlton||Collective Conversation Code of Conduct|
|Hill and Knowlton||Social Media Principles|
|HP||Code of Conduct|
|IBM||Social Computing Guidelines|
|IBM||Case Study: The Impact of Corporate Culture on Social Media|
|InQbation||Government Policy Guidelines|
|Intel||Social Media Guidelines|
|International Olympic Committee (IOC)||Blogging Guidelines for Persons Accredited at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008|
|Iowa Hospital Association||Commet Policy|
|Jaffe||Template: Social Media and Social Networking Policies and Procedures|
|Judith Lindeau||Template: Social Media Policy for Associations (Real Estate)|
|Kodak||Social Media Tips|
|Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center||Comments Policy|
|LiveWorld||Social Media Content Guidelines|
|Mayo Clinic||For Mayo Clinic Employees|
|Mayo Clinic||Participation Guidelines|
|Mayo Clinic||Comment Policy|
|Media Law Resource Center||Compilation of Legal Actions Against Bloggers|
|Microsoft||Channel 9 Doctrine|
|Microsoft||Tweeting Guidelines and Blogging Guidelines|
|Missouri Department of Transportation||Post A Comment – Use Policy|
|New Zealand State Services Commission||Principles for Interaction with Social Media|
|New Zealand State Services Commission||The Guide to Online Participation|
|Oce||Social Computing Guidelines|
|Opera||Employee Blogging Policy|
|Plaxo||Communication (Blogging) Policy|
|Porter Novelli||Our Social Media Policy|
|Powerhouse Museum||Communication Using Public Facing Museum Blogs – Policy|
|PR-Squared||Corporate Social Media Policy: Top 10 Guidelines|
|Razorfish||Employee Social Influence Marketing Guidelines|
|Rhetorica||Blogging and Comment Policy|
|RightNow||Social Web Employee Policy|
|Roanoke County, VA||Social Media Policy|
|Roanoke Times||News Standards and Policies|
|Robert Scoble||Press FAQ|
|SAP||Social Media Participation Guidelines 2009|
|Sentara||Social Media Policy|
|Shift Communications||Top 10 Guidelines for Social Media Participation|
|Smithsonian Institution||Web and New Media Strategy|
|Social Media Business Council||Disclosure Policy Toolkit|
|SpareBank 1||Rules for Blogging|
|State of Delaware||Social Media Policy|
|Sun Microsystems||Guidelines on Public Disclosure|
|Sun Microsystems||Alumni Blog Aggregation Additional Terms|
|Telstra||3 Rs of Social Media Engagement|
|The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center||Blog Policies and Guidelines|
|Thomas Nelson||Blogging Guidelines|
|U.K. Government||Template Twitter Strategy for Government Departments|
|U.S. Air Force||Air Force Blog Assessment|
|U.S. Air Force||New Media and the Air Force|
|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District||Social Media User Guidelines|
|U.S. Coast Guard||Social Media – The Way Ahead|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)||Blogging at EPA for Greenversations|
|U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)||Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising|
|U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Citizen Services (OCS)||Blog Policies|
|U.S. Navy||Web 2.0: Utilizing New Web Tools|
|UK Civil Service||Code for Online Participation|
|University of Maryland Medical Center||Comments Policy and Blog Participation Terms and Conditions|
|Wake County, North Carolina||Web 2.0 – Guidelines for Use|
|Wal-Mart||Twitter External Discussion Guidelines|
|Walker Art Center||Blog Guidelines|
|Washington Post (via PaidContent.org)||Newsroom Guidelines for Use of Facebook, Twitter and Other Online Social Networks|
|Webtrends||Social Media Guidelines|
|Wells Fargo||Community Guidelines|
|Workplace Fairness||Off-Duty Conduct|
|Yahoo!||Personal Blogging Policy|
Christy Wyatt, Vice President, Software Experiences and Ecosystem Motorola, Inc., presented Motoblur at the Mobile Innovation Week in Toronto.
Motoblur: Everything you’re into is at your fingertips on a customizable home screen as unique as you are. Your friends and Facebook, MySpace and Twitter updates, along with your latest emails, news and favorite apps and widgets. All just the way you like them.
We realize Social Media Marketing activities for clients on platforms such as YouTube, facebook, twitter, flickr, Xing etc. I always recommend to start recording and publishing your own videos, e.g. corporate speeches at events or official statements of the management.
I often get the question “What camera do you use for your professional YouTube Channel?” so I want to give you some insights.
For the project of the European Patent Office we used several Flip TV cams (Flip Mino HD Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory With Widescreen – Black) to cover the European Inventor of the Year Award in Prague. Besides the professional TV footage and high-quality report, we focused on informal interviews and impressions and uploaded them right away on the EPO YouTube Channel while the event was happening.
Here you can see an example of an interview of the EPO’s president filmed with our Flip cam and uploaded a few minutes after by the team of Ahead of Time.
Finally I would say, that we have increased the “reach” and improved the “footprint” of the corporate event through the strategic use of Social Media Marketing.
Here are my two recommendations for video productions on YouTube:
(1) Flip Mino HD Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory With Widescreen – Black
Here is my selection of the
six thirteen best tools and platforms to analyze your Twitter Stream.
Micro Plaza: http://microplaza.com
Impressive tool to track and visualize the hot topics of your followers on twitter. A kind of “crowdsourced” news platform personalized through your twitter account.
I am taking part at the MMF 2008 as one of the “architects of the new media landscape”.
The Monaco Media Forum (MMF) brings together leaders of new and old media for two and a half days of high-level discussions about the future of online, broadcast and print communication. Aggressively global in outlook, the invitation-only event focuses on emerging opportunities in technology, distribution and content, as well as the implications for marketing and finance. Now in its third year, MMF is the premier meeting place for architects of the new media landscape.
Tomorrow I will be at the Monaco Media Forum 2009… you can follow me on Twitter during the day and I try to blog a summary at the end of the day.
Here are some more Infos about the Event:
The Third Monaco Media Forum will take place from November 12-14, 2008 at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort in the Principality of Monaco. Some 300 of the world’s key players in both new and “old” media – CEOs of global media groups, financiers, digital experts, entrepreneurs, senior journalists, academics and bloggers – will convene to discuss and debate the digital revolution and its impact on the new media landscape. The discussions take place in the midst of unprecedented technological and financial disruption.
Already one of the world’s key media get-togethers, the MMF is sponsored by Google with the support of the Principality of Monaco. As part of its support, Google will be providing a designated YouTube Web site to showcase the event. The MMF is co-produced by PublicisLive and Monaco Mediax with additional support provided by MMF partners. Partners include Accel, Lenovo, NewspaperDirect, Press Display, Publicis Groupe, and Vivendi, along with Media Partners including News Corporation, PaidContent.org, Vpod.tv, and YouTube.
The Monaco Media Forum 2008 is chaired by HSH Prince Albert II, and co-chaired by the following distinguished media leaders:
Nikesh Arora, President, EMEA Operations and Senior Vice President, Google
Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO, Vivendi
Maurice Levy, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe
Ruigang Li, President, Shanghai Media Group
James Murdoch, Chairman and CEO for Europe and Asia, News Corporation
Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment & NBC Universal Television Studio
Niklas Zennstrom, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Joost & Atomico
The theme for 2008 is “Media Everywhere: Thriving on Disruption” and the program covers a broad range of today’s most critical issues, to be discussed in plenary sessions including:
State of the Mediasphere
The Rise & Rise of Distributed Media
Big TV in a YouTube World
Think Locally, Act Globally
The Two-Way Audience
Internet 2018: The Road Ahead
The Revolution Will Be Streamed
Some Rights Reserved
The Digital Imperative
The Money Crunch
Shock of the New: Building the Next Disruption
In addition to the plenary sessions, there will also be a series of presentations and demonstrations involving cutting-edge new technology.
On the occasion of MMF2008, Prince Albert will bestow the 2nd Monaco Media Prize, awarded for “innnovative use of media for the betterment of humanity.” Last year’s winner was Bangladeshi journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury.
“The Monaco Media Forum is a unique occasion, a serious debate about the future of media with Monaco as a magnificent backdrop,” says John Rossant, Executive Chairman of PublicisLive, co-producer of the event. “The 2008 Forum will be especially fascinating and important, given the extraordinary events which have been taking place in the last few weeks and months.”
“This great event is important for Monaco, when the Principality becomes a capital of global media,” says David Tomatis, CEO of MonacoMediax.
For more information, go to www.monacomediaforum.org.
Due to recent Social Media Marketing projects at Ahead of Time we did a screening of relevant Social Media Marketing Campaigns, Cases & Examples. Here is a list of more than 300 companies who are active in the Social Media landscape.
The list was started by Peter Kim and I added a few cases.
If you talk about a Foto-Community, you might talk about Flickr. But things are changing and Social Media is changing the way people use their content.
Flickr and Facebook launched in February 2004, but facebook kept its platform only for a closed user-group. In Mid 2007 facebook opened its platform to the public and the success story of facebook began.
Flickr reached 2 billion fotos in 2007 and now hit the 3 billion mark in 2008. The quality of fotos on Flickr is great and a lot of professional fotografers us flickr to publish their fotos.
On the consumer generated content side, facebook is growing rapidly. Within the last two years Facebook has become THE biggest Foto-Community worldwide. Its Foto-Application is one of the most favorite application. A year ago there had been 4 billion on facebook, today there are more than 10 billion.