The Next Revolution: “IoT” and AR in the Enterprise

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Another industrial revolution is underway. As the Internet of Things starts to drive manufacturing enterprises, the production of a “thing” no longer stops at the end of the assembly line. Companies now make devices that can change throughout their life cycles. The IoT blurs the lines between product, service and data, a phenomenon with powerful […]

#InnovTFO and the Future of Education

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Technology has amplified the pace of innovation and business transformation. To stay competitive, governments, post-secondary institutions and educators are focusing on investments to make education more effective. Ontario’s French broadcaster TFO has taken the lead in advancing the discussion on education and technology. TFO’s Les Tablettistes brings together influential stakeholders looking at technology in education. […]

The Enterprise Augmented Reality Revolution Will be Live on Social Media

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It’s not often one gets to witness the birth of an entirely new era for an industry. And in fact, the rise of augmented reality in the enterprise will bring with it new developments in several industries, from manufacturing, to health care, retail and law enforcement. Recently, /newsrooms deployed a coverage team to Boston to […]

Building Authority for Brands in Regulated Industries Using Social Media

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#Risk. #Compliance. #Privacy. Regulation. Data protection. #B2B brands still worry a lot about the content on their social media channels. On top of these considerations is the perception that social media isn’t an ideal platform for engaging in serious conversations. Smart brands are pushing aside these misperceptions. In the last two years, /newsrooms has worked […]

Star Wars Revenue: Disney’s New Hope

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Updated 21Jan16 Disney’s ESPN faces another challenge, and this time it’s not cord cutting. Facebook is moving into sports content. According to re/code, Facebook users will be able to get “play-by-play updates, live stats and expert commentary … all inside of Facebook.” This social media sports content can only put more pressure on ESPN, which […]

Ad Blocking, Virtual Reality, Dark Social: What brands need to know for 2016

Ad Blocking, VR and Dark Social for 2016

The pace of change in media is accelerating and the stakes are higher than ever. Don’t look back, instead focus smartly on the year ahead. Here are 3 top trends and issues to keep in mind as the calendar rolls into 2016. Block that ad One of the most disruptive technologies to hit the media […]

Testing Cinemagraphs

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  /newsrooms is constantly experimenting with tools and approaches to tell compelling stories on social media. Right now we’re excited about cinemagraphs. A blend of video and still photography, cinemagraphs give the illusion of motion with the contrast of a static frame. According to Flixel, the makers of Cinemagraph Pro, cinemagraphs get viewed, on average, […]

Putting a lens on Twitter’s Periscope

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/newsrooms is constantly looking at how new platforms can help us build social media-driven content for brands. The pace of innovation around apps, tools, and tech ensures there’s always something new on the horizon for us to consider. We’re often in discussions around how new apps work, what creative opportunities a new platform might provide, […]

Storytelling meets analytics at #MRIA15

This year’s Market Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) conference in Toronto focused on storytelling, especially for analysts who were urged to think about how data and insights are presented to others. As director of analytics and insights for /newsrooms, I wanted to leave the event with an idea that could benefit everyone. What I noticed, […]

Story meetings

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/newsrooms’ story meetings are intense discussions. Everyone has to show up prepared. This is where subject matter expertise collides with data, which then must co-exist under the umbrella of a creative, organizing idea. The process is very similar to what you would encounter if you got access to an editorial meeting at the BBC, Bloomberg, […]