How 2nd Screen Apps killed off Television Advertising – Social Media TV

As Twitter, Facebook and apps like Zeebox continue to drive attention to TV Shows, they paradoxically kill off TV Advertising. If you are a company looking to advertise would you advertise on the TV during the show’s ad break or on the iPad, smart device during the ad break? TV becomes the loss leader to the 2nd screen apps, as television stations hand over their audiences to 3rd parties.

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Charlotte Dawson, Cyberbullies and Social Media Pot and Kettle

Social Media and over reaction to negative criticism: Charlotte Dawson has made a career of slagging off all and sundry and using her broadcasting power to bully others yet now she is in hospital in reaction to a twitterer that she stalked and created a fuss over. Very strange….

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Lance Armstrong and a tweeted Social Media Press Release

Social media press releases are about exposure/reach not circulation. Twitter report on Lance Armstrong and anti doping tweet. How 3.5 million followers converts into nearly 8 million pairs of eyeballs through 14,000 retweets.

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Kyle Sandilands, Sponsors and Hypocrites

Don’t employ a shock-comedian (Catherine Deveny) and then expect her to behave on Twitter. Don’t advertise on Kyle Sandilands shock-jock radio show and then expect him to behave. Match your purpose and your value systems with your channels or you will play the hypocrite when it finally falls apart.And if you don’t agree with their…

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Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Do online communities overreact? Qantas Airways published a photo of two fans with blacked out faces and wigs on, causing a controversy on Twitter, in spite of Radike Samo not minding at all.  My view is that there are deeper issues here -Qantas brand voice on social media is not their traditional marketing voice. What…

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Social Media Exercise: Hoyts Cinema

Hoyts and social media – what do you do when someone names and shames publicly issues with your company, like this Twitter discussion I initiated about Hoyts Cinemas? An exercise for social media students and practitioners – what do you do when someone goes on a Twant (Twitter rant)? Use the diagram covered in  8…

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Traditional Media reporting on Social Media

There’s a wild ride at the moment as traditional media slogs it out with social media. Stories that are popular in online communities become mainstream media news. And well, celebrities made by traditional media bite back in social networks. Take this case: There’s some sort of sex scandal involving a young woman and an AFL…

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Find Twitter followers by location 2011

How to find followers or users on Twitter by location? What town are those Twitter users in ? Can I make a list of those on Twitter who are in my local area?

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