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Viral video survival tactics - Live, Die, Repeat.

Posted by: Darren Cavanagh, Freeform London

My eyes and ears are still ringing having just sat through the latest Tom Cruise Sci-fi epic 'Edge of Tomorrow' in 3D. As well as being a pretty awesome roller coaster ride of a nail biting story combining elements of 'Groundhog Day', 'Aliens', 'Saving Private Ryan' and numerous battle zone style video games, it got me into thinking about how the best video viral content for brands needs to also, Live, Die and Repeat, like the movie's clever strapline. Read more »

Posted in CMA blog
11thJun 2014

The fabl of the girl and the pink balloon

Posted by: Mags Walker, the fabl

One day, a girl's boss gave her a pink balloon. This was no ordinary balloon. It was a balloon that could stay up forever. Read more »

Posted in CMA blog
11thJun 2014

Brands vs. Broadcasters - who will own the news at Brazil 2014?

Posted by: Rema Chandran, Seven

1994, USA. I distinctly remember the moment. My whole family, up late and crowded around the colour TV, waiting with baited breath to see whether Roberto Baggio, Italy’s ponytailed golden boy, (and my secret crush at the age of eight) would put the ball into the back of the net in the tense penalties decider. Miss! Brazil are hailed Champions of the World.  Read more »

Posted in CMA blog
11thJun 2014

Judges, Blogs and The World Cup

Posted by: Clare Hill, CMA

The International Content Marketing Awards are now open for entry and excitingly we already have entries submitted with some amazing work and brands. Exciting work will be judged by exciting judges including the Director for EMEA of Linkedin, the Editor of The Guardian Media Network, Head of Marketing for The Prince’s Trust and the Director of Digital, EMEA for AEG Live to name just a few. Read more »

Posted in CMA blog
10thJun 2014

Weeping into the data lake

Posted by: Steve King, Bainbridge Cooper

I first moved to London back in 1998 in the middle of the first dot com boom as a developer and to say the streets were paved with gold was a bit of an understatement. After spending a weekend absorbing “Sam’s teach yourself HTML in 24 hours” by Monday I was working in a highly charged start up for an hourly rate I’ve only just surpassed as CEO 16 years later. As we know, in 2001 that was all in tatters (and I was back as a junior developer on £18k a year). Read more »

Posted in CMA blog
10thJun 2014

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