Media and entertainment online communities

By bladmin
Last Thursday I popped along to Chinwag Psych 2014 - a one day conference to explore how different aspects of behavioural science can be applied to business. Beyond evoking memories of 1993 and a cassette tape of PJ & Duncan’s first album, ‘Psyche’ (oh the shame) the conference really got me thinking about how new media and optimisation techniques can positively (and negatively) affect a 'sense of community'. This is something I get asked about a lot, usually in terms of whether there is a magic formula when it comes to getting it right.
By jenny
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group approached us with a request for the build of an internal online system to manage their musical theatre productions. Owned and founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Really Useful Group is an international organisation that produces and coordinates his musicals. His musicals form a large part of the world’s major musical productions, therefore their management system needs to be intuitive enough to manage the large amount of information and data.
By Leon Tong
80-90% of the end-user response time is spent on the frontend. Start there.   The performance golden rule Reasons why we should spend time increasing the speed of the front end comes can be boiled down to...
By Leon Tong
Anyone who uses a design or layout program whether for web or print will undoubtedly at some point be using the program's font / type functions. What's to know? Type is type! Well even as a novice, after a little digging around Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Indesign etc., you find menus and pallets full of options for generating, and formatting type. Many of us understand enough to get by and rarely delve much deeper than changing font, size and colour.
By Leon Tong
Leading brands are changing the way social media is working for them. No longer content just to let Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et al be a platform for conversations about them, they are waking up to the realizstion that they be the host of those conversations in social spaces within their own websites – and that this can have enormous and wide-ranging benefits.
By Leon Tong
We were one of the first technology companies to move into Silicon Roundabout in London. Whilst on a visit to Mountain View, San Francisco last year I could not help but make the comparisons between Silicon Valley, California and Old Street, London. Apart from the weather there were a couple of other differences... Can Silicon Roundabout ever become like Silicon Valley?