Coke Awards ‘Skyfall’ Tickets to Bond-

Coke Awards ‘Skyfall’ Tickets to Bond-Like…Actors?

Coke Zero, following its lackluster James Bond “Skyfall” tie-in commercial, has crafted an intriguing stunt that requires people to get to a particular train platform in 70 seconds. Sounds easy except for the fact there are plenty of obstacles to overcome on the way to the platform. Some have suggested the people accepting the stunt are actors, not random people. Which, of course, makes perfect sense as Coke’s lawyers would certainly have something to say about placing people in harm’s way just to win a free ticket to a movie.

That said, it’s fun to watch and it’s far more interesting than the lame commercial. And, apparently, it’s been fun for many. The video has clocked 3,360,008 views since it launched October 18.

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European Mainstay Platige Opens Shop In

European Mainstay Platige Opens Shop In NYC

After more than 15 years of developing groundbreaking VFX and post-production work from its Warsaw bunker, the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated, BAFTA-winning Platige has arrived in the U.S. The newly launched NYC studio extends the reach of the company’s Warsaw headquarters to the US market, and will service all areas of CG, animation, and VFX in advertising, broadcast and film.
“What truly makes Platige stand out from other post houses is the number of artists we have who are self-taught,” said Julian Cade, Managing Director of the NY studio. “Poland’s broadcast market is less than 20 years old and Platige has been around for most of it, so we have naturally attracted a lot of the country’s early innovators and biggest names. We also believe our new Brazilian partnership will add value to our overall operation, as we will be able to offer directors and live action production from this location to help service our clients. Platige maintains a supportive creative environment for our artists that makes us capable of attacking a project at any stage, from concept through completion.”
This unique environment has helped to foster both commercial projects and several short films made by Platige artists, many of which have gone on to enter prestigious film festivals all over the world. As a result, Platige has amassed a varied in-house director base, leading to feature film credits including Melancholia, Antichrist and Essential Killing, as well as commercial work for Kellogg’s, Listerine, Duracell, Orange, Vodafone, Air Wick, Orbit, and Gillette.
Working at the forefront of stereoscopic 3D technology, Platige has produced a wide range of technically innovative commissions. The studio was recently called upon by the Museum of Warsaw to build the world’s first 3D reconstruction of a 2D painting, a stunning rendering of The Battle of Grunwald by Polish artist Jan Matejko.
The Museum of Warsaw also commissioned Platige to create City of Ruins, a 3D rendering of the city of Warsaw in the direct aftermath of World War II. Studying 50,000 still images from a three-year period, Platige artists replicated a low-level aerial flight over the city with an incredibly precise street-by-street reconstruction of the devastation. The result is a film crafted to be deeply powerful, both visually and emotionally.
Platige’s expertise extends well beyond complex 3D commissions. The company specializes in liquids, fur, character animation, stylized animation, and 2D as well, while offering treatments and concept-design services, live-action directors, and art directors.
“Creativity is what has motivated us for 15 years—what continually pushes us to stay on the cusp of technological innovation. This is what has led us to open a shop in the largest and most competitive market in the world, one that we believe will find our creative angle interesting,” said Cannes Gold Lion-winner and Platige NY CD Matt Subieta.
Oscar-nominated Platige director Tomek Baginski has also successfully led Platige into the gaming market with The Witcher, a cinematic spot that helped the eponymous video game to debut at the top of the UKIE Top 40 Entertainment Software Chart. This has led to exciting opportunities from top game firms including Sony and Ubisoft.
“Gaming pushes your skills to the limits and beyond. In that industry, you can really show your skills,” explained Baginski. “But it also involves constant discovery of new techniques and, over the last 5 years, and we have built a core game team which can now handle any challenges.”
The US studio is currently working with a number of New York based clients, and has completed projects for History Channel, Nickelodeon, Listerine

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Facebook App ‘Vote With Friends’ Advocat

Facebook App ‘Vote With Friends’ Advocated Voting With A Social Twist

A new Facebook app called Vote With Friends has just been released and its sole purpose is to create voting advocacy among Facebook users and the friends they influence.

The app was created by internet advocacy group Fight For the Future and it allows users to check whether or not their friends on Facebook are registered to vote or whether they have pledge to register. The program also tells users if their friends actually went and voted on election day.

According to Mashable:

“The idea? Take Facebook’s “Poke” concept, and use it to bring a little positive peer pressure into democratic participation”

Tiffiniy Cheng, co-founder and co-director of Fight for the Future says of the Vote With Friends app:

“We think [voting] is essential to what makes a vibrant democracy. Especially in the United States, we’re seeing that what your fiends are asking you to do actually affects whether or not you go vote. If that’s a part of voting in America, we should absolutely have the ability to do that online.”

The app uses the Votizen API which is based on public voter data collection.

The hope is that friends will nag one another to vote, thus creating stronger voting numbers. The app could be most beneficial to the Democrats as study’s have shown higher social media use among that group of voters.

You can search for Vote With Friends on Facebook if you want to take part in the advocacy program.

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Social Media Goes to School So many scho

Social Media Goes to School
So many schools nowadays have websites as they represent a really effective way of communicating a message. This brings us to the next step which is Social Media ; schools really do need to get in on the act here. Social Media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are a great way of getting information out quickly.

In The Bleak Midwinter…..

In the harsh winter conditions of 2010, when much of the UK had ground to a halt due to the severe weather, social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter really came into their own.

Millions of people all over the UK used these platforms to get real-time up to date news on transport and work/school. The weather was so intense that it became difficult to make decisions on whether or not a school or workplace would be open the next day.

Schools, local authorities, transport providers and work premises took to the internet to publish the very latest situation reports. People were checking on Facebook or Twitter to see if:

Local schools were open for kids
Local public transport systems were running
Their place of work was open for business
Social Media very quickly became the go-to resource for people organizing their day. This just highlights the potent power of social media and is a great demonstration of how useful it can be for schools.

Not Just An Up To Date News Channel …

While Social Media is great in times of crisis (if you can call British weather a crisis — personally, I think British weather is a crisis…). However, the time has come for schools to adopt social media as a means of mainstream communication whether there is a crisis or not.

Social Media is a great way for schools to promote parental involvement. Reach out and communicate with all the parents on your register (this will also help to solve the problem of the kids who forget to hand over school handouts to their parents – there really is no excuse any more). Social Media can be used not only to publicize school events, but can be a great help in organizing them. Tweet your needs or post them on your schools Facebook page – get more parents onboard. If you need somebody to organize a cake stall shout out for help on the internet. If you need somebody to face paint at an event, tweet to let everybody know. If you need volunteer parents to go on a school trip, offer it online.

Reach Out And Touch …

Having a great school website is just not enough anymore; you need to reach out using Social Media platforms to broadcast your message to as wide an audience as possible. “Big up” your school: praise your pupils and their achievements. Everything your school has to be proud of, from exam successes to awards and scholarships, all these things can be shared with more people by using social media effectively.

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Customer Email Issues As you know from t

Customer Email Issues

As you know from the earlier blog post, some Network Solutions customers have had email issues recently, including slower-than-normal transmission and unexpected duplication. If you have experienced these specific issues, there is no action that you need to take at this time.

Some customers have also reported bouncebacks with a message that their email had too many “hops.” If possible, please have the sender re-send these emails, though it’s possible you may still see some delays.

If you have email issues other than the ones outlined above, please reach out to our customer service team. Be aware that your wait times may be longer than usual. An alternative is to submit your issues through your online Account Manager. Once you log in, click on the button that says “help and support” and then “open a help ticket” to submit your request.

We regret any inconvenience that these issues may have caused, and appreciate your continued patience as we work to fully resolve them. We will post any other updates as they are available.

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Sales, Social, and Networking Tips for S

Sales, Social, and Networking Tips for Small Business

Want to fine-tune your eCommerce site for the holiday shopping season? Want to refine your networking skills to boost your business building? Want to generate leads via your LinkedIn connections? If you’re looking for insights about those topics, this week’s 5 on Friday can help. Plus, you’ll get the scoop on the last stop of the Small Business Forum in 2012: Dallas, Texas, on October 25.

1. Is Your Ecommerce Site Ready to Capture Holiday Sales?
With online shopping projected to increase 20% this holiday season over last—according to a Citi Research study—it’s the perfect time to make sure your eCommerce site is ready to roll. Rieva Lesonsky shares a handy list.

2. Case Study: How One Small Business Used LinkedIn to Grow to $5Million in Annual Revenue
Are you using LinkedIn to build your network and grow your business? Check out Monika Jansen’s review of a small business success story.

3. 5 Networking Secrets for Your Small Business
Want to revitalize your networking skills? Rieva Lesonsky shares business-building tips from JJ Ramberg’s new book: It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business.

4. How Your Small Business Can Market to Affluent Consumers
Does your business target the affluent market? Karen Axelton shares some stats on their media consumption habits.

5. 6 Reasons You Should Be on Tumblr
Is Tumblr part of your social media marketing mix? Monika Jansen highlights some of its notable features.’s Online Marketing Forum Travels to Dallas, Texas, on October 25
Small business owners in the Dallas area! Please join us for the last stop of the Small Business Forum in 2012. You’ll get tips on increasing traffic to your website and marketing your business on Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Plus, each attendee gets 2 complimentary passes to the Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch! Register now . . . and spread the word!

Have other business-building tips to share with our readers? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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Coca-Cola Vending Machine Rewards You For Dancing
October 16, 2012 at 11:59 by MichaelComments
Coca-Cola in Korea have created a vending machine that rewards people the more they dance in front of it!
The Coke dance vending machine has Xbox Kinect technology (sensors and webcams) built in which recognises human interaction. Why? Well, people have the chance to impersonate the Korean boy band 2PM as close as they can, because the better they dance, the more bottles of Coke they are rewarded with!

What I like the most about this is the innovative use of technology to bring fun (and product) to people in an engaging way. And putting Kinect in a vending machine is smart because you are interacting with the brand, having a good time and getting something free for it at the end.

Would you dance for a bottle of Coke like this guy?

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