AOP awards add social media and digital categories

Launching with four new categories, AOP publishing awards opens its doors for this year’s entrants. The new categories acknowledge that social media, is making a significant impact on the media business model. They include, use of video, best podcast, digital creativity and online community of the year. Last year we saw a terrific increase in…

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BBC shares infographics and embeddable video with its viewers

Well I am posting again on [tag]infographics[/tag] sooner than I first expected! Two separate initiatives have recently gone live on the BBC – showcasing great use of visual online tools. The first is a visual timeline allowing the viewer to ‘explore all of British history, from the Neolithic to the present day’. You can zoom…

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Infographics offer new, creative online PR tools

I’ve been finding myself using the word ‘[tag]infographic[/tag]’ more and more frequently recently. The online medium offers PR new tools and areas of creativity previously just not possible. Increasingly, we’ve been finding that the best solution to communicating complicated messages and concepts online has been to use visual representations. These can be anything from still…

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Newscounter misses the mark

A new corporate communications service has just launched, charging companies £300 a pop to respond to comment appearing online. By providing a ready, [tag]SEO[/tag]-friendly platform, [tag]newscounter[/tag] is hoping brands under fire will turn to them to get their message across. Unfortunately, I think it misses the point entirely. Newscounter’s founders clearly have spotted the growing…

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We’re all searching for authenticity

Anthony Lilly of Magic Lantern has a column in today’s Guardian looking at the explosion in online video. He suggests that the amount of content now online has resulted in us viewers not being able to find the balanced view: the facts. And that with no editorial policy on sites like You Tube the result…

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