What are the issues facing the media industry? Starcom to host industry-first debate

August 30, 2010

Tomorrow, Starcom (our sister agency) will host an industry debate among media buyers and planners in what it believes to be an industry-first event, bringing agencies and media professionals together with leading spokespeople to discuss key issues facing the media industry.

Tim Burrowes, founder of leading online media and marketing publication, mUmBRELLA, will join Starcom MediaVest Group Sydney Managing Director Bob Goodge to debate major events that are shaping the media industry.

In what is sure to be an entertaining and insightful event held at The Lord Nelson Hotel in The Rocks, the social media team at Amnesia Razorfish will share the debate via a Live blog and Twitter feed during the night.

You can find the live blog here

Starcom’s Future of Media

and follow the tweets via #starcomfom

The event will open with a discussion about major events that are shaping the industry.

This will be followed by an open debate moderated by Starcom executives where everybody will be encouraged to have their say. The event is expected to attract agency executives, clients, media students and all levels of media people working in the industry, bringing professionals together in a productive socialenvironment designed to give all voices equal share. 

So if you haven’t registered to attend the event (there’s still time by registering here), but want to hear what Tim and Bob, as well as other senior media and agency figures think will shape the media and agency environment, join in and watch us report it live.

And, if you have any questions you want us to pose to either Tim or Bob, just ask them in the comments field!

~ Karalee Evans, Social Strategy Manager


Twitter, Social media and the US election on TV

October 16, 2008

Awesome live integration between Twitter, the US debate and Current.com. During the live broadcast, user comments on twitter were fed live to the video feed. Each tweet then animated subtly and dissolved into the background. Fascinating and a great sign of the future of traditional broadcast and social media.

http://current.com/topics/88834922_hack_the_debate

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How it looked during the live debate…