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The morning session on Day 4 of Social Media Week LA started with a show of hands of how many people watch television with a connected device.  Most of the hands in the room went up.  Not as many for how many watch with two, but the big message today is that real time conversations…

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Social Media Week Day 3 went live with K-Swiss and “f*cking Kenny Powers” and later “f*cking Matt Damon” — the video not the person.   The team from Jimmy Kimmel Live talked about transitioning from mediocre marketing to creating a 2nd stream experience that bumped up the show ratings and built Jimmy Kimmel’s Brand.  Pop-up Pantry…

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Copyright Debra Morrison

Startups, Smart Girls and Sports were the three big topics streaming during Day 2 of Social Media Week LA.  The words authentic, organic and VC were also in heavy rotation, especially if you’re in business to build relationships, not just with your audience, but with big brand partners as well.  Forget the vanity metrics and…

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Social Media Media Week LA went live at io/LAand the historic Egyptian Theatre September 24 – 28, 2012.  We’re excited about what this conference means for the growth of communication, interaction with each other and the organizations that we care about.  Troy Carter  — Lady Gaga’s manager — packed the house.  Mobile Roadie, ParkMe and…

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Larry King NOW

Called “the most remarkable talk-show host ever on TV” by TV Guide, Larry King is behind the mic again – this time online – as host of Larry King Now for Hulu and Ora.tv.  The cable news pioneer sets up shop at the historic Egyptian Theatre during Social Media Week.  He sits down with actor, comedian, rapper, and…

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Collaboration is the new black, even in traditionally auteur-driven spaces like film.  But the collaboration is no longer just between talent above-the-line.  The rise of crowdfunding and social media means that the collaborative process extends to the audience at the development stage.  Companies like JuntoBox films, a collaborative film studio that unites social development with traditional…

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Harrison Painter, Smash Networks

Social interaction and search have a “MAJOR” place in the mobile says Smash Networks co-founder Harrison Painter.  That’s why he and his partner  Eric Rice have partnered with Mimvi CEO Michael Poutre and Founder/CVO Kasian Franks to make the online and mobile experience better for people.  By introducing it to the everyday user in a…

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With so much consumer activity now taking place online, retail and service providers with physical locations (hotels, restaurants, clothing stores, etc.) are looking to location-based marketing to help them attract new customers and keep their current ones. Social tools and technology now enable brands to know who visited their store, at which location, at what…

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The Huffington Post calls Freshwire’s CEO, Shawn Amos a “custodian of pop culture”.  Over his varied career, he’s been entrusted with the musical legacies of icons Quincy Jones, Herb Alpert, Solomon Burke and dozens of heritage artists. Shawn has also produced albums for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Phil Spector protégée, Darlene Love and Comedy Central…

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By Jane Dam & Catherine Lau Los Angeles has long been known as the entertainment capital of the world, but as more entrepreneurship ventures, technology start-ups, established companies like Google and LegalZoom, and angel investors pop up along the shores, the city is earning its name as Silicon Beach.   Just take a stroll down through…

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