iJumpTV 70: Vincent Heeringa on Publishing, Monetisation and Amateur Explosions

January 25th, 2010
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Vincent Heeringa, publisher of Idealog, Good Magazine and Marketing Magazine, joins us to discuss what social media means for him as a publisher.

Vincent also talks about the explosion of amateur content that social media has enabled, a topic also covered in the book Here Comes Everybody.

Vincent’s the third mainstream media person we’ve talked with on iJumpTV; see our interviews with TVNZ’s Jason Paris and TV3’s Roger Beaumont.

As we often point out, today anyone can be a consumer, creator or curator of content. If you’re reading this, you have the power. What are you doing with it? (Not a rhetorical question; we’d love to know your answer in the comments below)

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iJumpTV 69: Tweet-sized books

January 18th, 2010

Can you fit weighty thoughts into just 140 characters? Find out:

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I reviewed:

Twitterature

Think Tweet

Leadership Tweet

Quality Tweet

Also mentioned, The Best Ideas are Free, and ChangeThis, a source of much inspiration and cogitation!

Happy reading!

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How not to do things

January 11th, 2010
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Getting stuff done is pretty important. Richard Hollingum and Mario McMillan could have written a book about how to get stuff done, but they did the opposite: How Not To Do Things is a clever guide on exactly how you can accomplish nothing.

A great insight into why change sometimes just doesn’t happen.

Why cover it on iJumpTV? Because using social media in your organisation is about far more than getting the technology right. It’s about introducing and maintaining change – and you can’t do that successfully without knowing the barriers you’ll face.

What books have you been reading over the holidays?

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Social Media and Live Theatre – The EDGE – iJumpTV 63

August 9th, 2009
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Josie Campbell, Communications Manager at The EDGE Performing Arts Venue, tells us how she uses social media to build buzz and hold conversations with her customers.

Follow Josie on Twitter. And let us know what you think? How do you use social media for more than just one-way announcements?

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Pocketsmith’s social media advice for startups – iJumpTV 62

August 7th, 2009
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Pocketsmith is a bootstrapped software startup from Dunedin. How did they reach a global audience and sign big overseas deals? The founders offer their secrets for building online community, what to blog about, and how they use Twitter.

We spoke to them in May; NBR spoke with them earlier this week!

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Behind the scenes of Blinka.me – iJumpTV 61

August 6th, 2009
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Blinka.me is a “social reconnection service” launched in New Zealand and featured recently on ReadWriteWeb. We interviewed CEO Duncan Shand about what Blinka.me is, and how it came into being. Inspiration for all new startups!

In a nutshell: social media is essential to launch a new startup cost-effectively, but don’t forget a great, simple concept, good design and offline activity.

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Behind the Scenes of Scary Washing Machine – iJumpTV 59

July 9th, 2009

Last Friday I caught up with my old mate Zac, who works at Tango Communications, and had a chat with him about the Scary Washing Machine saga.

This piece of brilliant storytelling caught the whole nation’s attention, and shows the value of stories – a washing machine that could’ve gone for $20 ended up at over $5000, and is still creating value for charities and a business (appliance retail chain 100%).

Here’s Zac, explaining how it happened:

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Questions for the road ahead: How well will the community translate? How will 100% build a community from a standing start? Stay tuned, on the 100% blog.

Key messages for you as a marketer: take chances. Think of the upside as well as the potential downside. Improvise.

(Related: We interviewed Tango’s founder Boyd Wason way back in 2007)

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The HTC Magic – NZ’s first Google Phone

June 25th, 2009

Vodafone loaned us the brand new HTC Magic for a couple of weeks. It’s the first handset in NZ to feature Google’s Android operating system. What does this mean? Find out.

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For a more in-depth (ie: techie) review: see NZBen’s review.

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Community Management is hard work – iJumpTV #57

June 22nd, 2009

A while back, we talked about the special skills needed to be a community manager.

Suzanne Kendrick, one of the people who contributed to that discussion joined us recently in the iJumpTV studios to talk about her work as community manager for the Grey Lynn 2030 Transition Town project. Here’s Suzanne (this interview is just over 3 and a half minutes):

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While Suzanne’s work is for a non-profit, grassroots movement, there are lessons for every organisation that wants to grow a community online. Key lesson: It takes time.

If you found this helpful, you might also enjoy our interview with Ponoko’s former community manager, John Lewis, last year.

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Jump In #34: TVNZ’s Jason Paris

August 27th, 2008

We interview Marketer of the Year, TVNZ’s Jason Paris, about how TVNZ has transformed itself in the last few years, and how this large, historical organisation is experimenting with new media while maintaining the old.

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