The Art of Immersion How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood Madison Avenue and the Way We Tell Stories

Author: Frank Rose
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393341256
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Genre: Business & Economics

A contributing editor at Wired examines the way entertainment has shifted in the face of new media and discusses the way that people such as Will Wright, James Cameron and Damon Lindelof are changing how we play, relax and think. Reprint.

The Art of Immersion How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood Madison Avenue and the Way We Tell Stories

Author: Frank Rose
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393080797
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

"A broad and deep look at how electronic media are changing storytelling . . . . Completely fascinating." —Booklist, starred review Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate—as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world, changing how we play, how we communicate, and how we think.

The Art of Immersion How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood Madison Avenue and the Way We Tell Stories

Author: Frank Rose
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393080797
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

"A broad and deep look at how electronic media are changing storytelling . . . . Completely fascinating." —Booklist, starred review Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate—as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world, changing how we play, how we communicate, and how we think.

Spreadable Media

Author: Henry Jenkins
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479856053
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Law

"Spreadable Media" maps fundamental changes taking place in the contemporary media environment, a space where corporations no longer tightly control media distribution. This book challenges some of the prevailing frameworks used to describe contemporary media.

Transmedia Storytelling

Author: Max Giovagnoli
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781105062582
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

Transmedia Storytelling explores the theories and describes the use of the imagery and techniques shared by producers, authors and audiences of the entertainment, information and brand communication industries as they create and develop their stories in this new, interactive ecosystem.

Velocity

Author: Ajaz Ahmed
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448116898
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

How can you win when the only certainty is change? Highly accessible, lively and inspiring, Velocity draws upon the authors’ unique perspectives and experiences to present seven timeless new laws for businesses and individuals in a world that is dominated by rapid change and digital technology. Written as a fascinating and enjoyable conversation between the authors – Stefan Olander, Vice President of Digital Sport from Nike and Ajaz Ahmed founder and Chairman AKQA – Velocity's up-to-date examples illustrate key lessons, together with insights, ideas and inspiration that individuals and businesses should adopt to thrive in the digital age. Velocity shares the vision and values required to succeed with the untold backstories to influential and iconic innovation. Fast paced, useful, provocative and highly motivating, Velocity is a management book that will arm you with actionable ideas to define your future. Features: - 4 Velocity principles: Speed, Direction, Acceleration, Discipline. - 7 Laws, including 'A Smith & Wesson beats four aces', 'It’s easier done than said', 'Convenient is the enemy of right' and 'No good joke survives a committee of six'.

Storytelling on Steroids

Author: John Weich
Publisher: BIS Publishers
ISBN: 9789063693688
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: PSYCHOLOGY

"Storytelling on Steroids will give even the most ad-hardened civilians a great insight into how the modern world works." WALLPAPER MAGAZINE "Need to enhance your brand's performance? Take this steroid." ROB SCHWARTZ, GLOBAL CREATIVE PRESIDENT TBWA WORLDWIDE "John Weich has written an exceptionally well crafted book that delves into the motivation, craft, timing, culture, mechanics and myths of modern storytelling. A must read for those looking to create and connect in this space." SUSAN BONDS, CEO & FOUNDER, 42 ENTERTAINMENT As if out of nowhere, storytelling has become pop culture's favorite buzzword, and the communication industry's 'weapon' of choice. In Storytelling on Steroids, editor and adman John Weich finds out why. Where did all this storytelling come from? Why are so many creative professionals suddenly so eager to spread the storytelling gospel? And who blazed the trail for an Age of Storytelling? In his compact, fast-moving book, Weich calls out countless pop culture darlings to make his case-Batman, Banksy, Tomb Raider, TED Talks, Radiohead, Jay-Z, BMW, to name but a few-and offers up 15 tips that will inspire you to find your own storytelling voice. For over two decades John Weich has toed the line between editorial and advertising. A former senior editor of pop culture publications like Wallpaper, 34 and ArtReview and a storyteller for brands like Starbucks, Nike, Heineken and Adidas, Weich occupies a unique industry position in his ability to link what brands want to say with what people actually want to hear.

Fic

Author: Anne Jamison
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781939529190
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Social Science

Explores the history and culture of fanwriting and how it has transformed popular culture as well as reading, writing, and authorship, and includes discussions from both professional and fan writers.

Page One

Author: David Folkenflik
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610390774
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Social Science

The news media is in the middle of a revolution. Old certainties have been shoved aside by new entities such as WikiLeaks and Gawker, Politico and the Huffington Post. But where, in all this digital innovation, is the future of great journalism? Is there a difference between an opinion column and a blog, a reporter and a social networker? Who curates the news, or should it be streamed unimpeded by editorial influence? Expanding on Andrew Rossi's “riveting” film (Slate), David Folkenflik has convened some of the smartest media savants to talk about the present and the future of news. Behind all the debate is the presence of the New York Times, and the inside story of its attempt to navigate the new world, embracing the immediacy of the web without straying from a commitment to accurate reporting and analysis that provides the paper with its own definition of what it is there to showcase: all the news that's fit to print.

A Creator s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling How to Captivate and Engage Audiences across Multiple Platforms

Author: Andrea Phillips
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071791533
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The First How-To Strategy Guide to Transmedia Storytelling “Phillips’s book is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to make a career for him- or herself within the world of transmedia. Through her guidance, the reader is able to understand the fundamentals of transmedia and the power it can have when used with a compelling and strong story." —David Gale, Executive Vice President, MTV Cross Media “Transmedia storytelling is a bold and exciting new arena for creativity and innovation. . . . Andrea Phillips provides a compelling, thoughtful, and clear guide to a next generation of creators in this medium. She demystifies the process and proves that you, too, can push the envelope and be part of the future of storytelling.” —Michelle Satter, Founding Director, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program “An excellent and fair-minded primer and survey of the underpinnings and fast-evolving techniques behind multiplatform narrative. Andrea Phillips is one of a small handful of writers capable of both practicing and clearly conveying the principles of transmedia storytelling. Highly recommended!” —Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment “A no-nonsense guide for the fun-filled and strangely awesome world of transmedia storytelling.” —C. C. Chapman, coauthor of Content Rules and Amazing Things Will Happen Includes Q&A sessions with the world’s leading experts in transmedia storytelling About the Book: What is transmedia storytelling and what can it do for you? It’s the buzzword for a new generation—a revolutionary technique for telling stories across multiple media platforms and formats—and it’s rapidly becoming the go-to strategy for a wide variety of businesses. If you work in marketing, entertaining, or advertising, transmedia storytelling is a must-have tool for pulling people into your world. Why do you need A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling? If you want to attract, engage, and captivate your audience, you need this book. Written by an award-winning transmedia creator and renowned games designer, this book shows you how to utilize the same marketing tools used by heavy-hitters such as HBO, Disney, Ford, and Sony Pictures—at a fraction of the cost. You’ll learn how to: Choose the right platforms for your story Decide whether to DIY or outsource work Find and keep a strong core production team Make your audience a character in your story Get the funding you need—and even make a profit Forge your own successful transmedia career With these proven media-ready strategies, you’ll learn how to generate must-read content, must-see videos, and must-visit websites that will only grow bigger as viewers respond, contribute, and spread the word. You’ll create major buzz with structures such as alternate reality games and fictional character sites—or even “old-fashioned” platforms such as email and phone calls. The more you connect to your audience and the more you get them involved in the storytelling process, the more successful you will be. This isn’t the future. This is now. This is how you tell your story, touch your audience, and take your game to the next level—through transmedia storytelling.

Journalism as Activism

Author: Adrienne Russell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781509511303
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Social Science

In the mediated digital era, communication is changing fast and eating up ever greater shares of real-world power. Corporate battles and guerrilla wars are fought on Twitter. Facebook is the new Berlin, home to tinkers, tailors, spies ï¿1⁄2 and terrorist recruiters. We recognize the power shift instinctively but, in our attempts to understand it, we keep using conceptual and theoretical models that are not changing fast, that are barely changing at all, that are laid over from the past. Journalism remains one of the main sites of communication power, an expanded space where citizens, protesters, PR professionals, tech developers and hackers can directly shape the news. Adrienne Russell reports on media power from one of the most vibrant corners of the journalism field, the corner where journalists and activists from countries around the world cross digital streams and end up updating media practices and strategies. Russell demonstrates the way the relationship between digital journalism and digital activism has shaped coverage of the online civil liberties movement, the Occupy movement, and the climate change movement. Journalism as Activism explores the ways everyday meaning and the material realities of media power are tied to the communication tools and platforms we have access to, the architectures of digital space we navigate, and our ability to master and modify our media environments.

The Agency

Author: Frank Rose
Publisher: Frank Rose
ISBN: 0887308074
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics

The story of the William Morris Agency is the stoyr of show business itself. Founded at the turn of the century, it stood as the premier agency in Hollywood for 80 years. With unvarnished descriptions of the board that runs William Morris and the needy and demanding stars they represent, The Agency is a compelling tale that lifts the curtain on the most intriguing business in Americ today. Photos.

Writing on the Wall

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408842072
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today ? they also link us to the past.

Hit Brands

Author: D. Jackson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137271488
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Companies and agencies spend vast amounts of money to advertise and brand products and music has been an important part of this. This book assesses how from selecting sound and music for individual products and adverts many large companies have moved to develop a music strategy to align their brand and create emotional impact.

The Age of the Platform

Author: Phil Simon
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780982930267
Release Date: 2011-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Buoyed by the success of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, thousands of companies of all sizes are fundamentally rethinking how they do business. They are creating vibrant ecosystems and, in the process, reaping big rewards. In the tradition of The Long Tail, The Age of the Platform demonstrates how the world of business today is vastly different from that of even ten years ago. Today, the most successful companies are operating under an entirely different business model—one predicated on collaboration, emerging technologies, externally driven innovation, different types of partnerships, and vibrant ecosystems. Rife with examples, The Age of the Platform is nothing less than essential reading to understand business today--and where it is going.