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Tweeting the Shark?

There was a full-blown feeding frenzy recently on Twitter. Chances are pretty good you saw the Tweets (or stories about them), but not the TV movie that inspired them. As a television event, SyFy’s “Sharknado” was great social media. And a great example of what the Twitter Effect can have on programmers and the television

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Let’s Get Local, Local…

Navigating local platforms – particularly hyper-local – can be daunting to a marketer with no natural roots in a community. Fortunately we’re long past the days of having to rely upon newspapers, Yellow Pages, and direct mail to deliver extremely local targeting. Today, local television broadcasters are much more than a single voice speaking to

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Singing a Local Song

Recently, a wise musical observationist said that one of the greatest gifts of music is that when different people hear the same song, they equate it to their own individual lives. Music is many things – it’s personal, it’s emotional, it’s visceral, it’s global. But it’s also very local.You might not hear a great deal

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The Red, White, and Blue of Our American Heroes Never Fades

America loves its war heroes. Almost every week you’ll find a heartwarming feature on a local news report of a soldier coming home to surprise their family – usually in some “throwing out the first pitch” type of hidden ruse. It’s an honor that’s at once both public and family-focused, and each one is well-deserved.

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3D’s Cautionary Tale

The recent announcement by ESPN that they were shuttering their ESPN 3D channel should come as a surprise, but it really doesn’t. The 75 million homes that had the network available in their homes hardly knew what happened — or that anything happened at all. So why did this promising new home technology falter? Basically,

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