Blogs tagged "children’s media"

July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Tuesday Workshop: Get Social

Posted on: Tuesday 04 July 2017 10:02pm by Kerry Drewery

This session discussed how to make a brand successful on social media – looking at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube – followed by hands-on experience of how to create social media content. Takeaways Think about where your brand fits. Make your brand voice authentic. Make sure what you post fits with what your audience want and what your themes are. The session first discussed using social media to reach and grow your audience, and was chaired by Moderator/Producer Nellie McQuinn, from Grass Roots Media. The panel: Rebecca Frankel, Head of Distribution and Partners at Little Dot Studios. Anna Lewis, Co-founder of branding and marketing agency, Marsden/Mee. Luisa Sanders from Aardman Animations. Harriet Shearsmith is the digital influencer behind Toby & Roo. Lisa…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Pizza Express

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 10:59am

The CMC wouldn’t be complete without the Pizza Express evening in Sheffield’s buzzing Devonshire Quarter, as first-timer and blog team volunteer Caleb Bastock discovered. Takeaways Great pizza Great company These people never stop! Detail It was at Pizza Express, so legend has it, that the idea for the Children's Media Conference was born. Gathering all the industry together began its journey at table on the ground floor. And it continues to be the venue where ideas spread and relationships blossom. Every year a wide cross-section of delegates convenes at the restaurant to continue their own journeys to turn ideas into reality. After a hectic day of sessions and workshops, taking in new information and discussing ideas, you might think that delegates would be ready to unwind. On the contrary,…

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CMC 2016: Report – Volunteers’ Career Guidance Session

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 12:17am by Oliver Ridgeon

Over 80 students and young people from the industry make up the CMC volunteer team.  You'll see them everywhere in their yellow tee-shirts. They're from a wide variety of institutions across the county, including Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield, Hallam, Nottingham, Lincoln, De Montford Leicester, Manchester, Brighton and Sussex. On Monday 4 July they were all briefed, given their CMC business cards, assigned their tasks and went to a career tips session organised by recently graduated Oli Ridgeon. Takeaway There’s no set path or hard and fast rules to get into children’s media, but there are certain attributes that can help you along the way, including: Persistence Willingness Having a positive attitude and a willingness to be helpful, and listen Taking rejection in your stride…

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July 2012

How to execute effective PR (2)

Posted on: Tuesday 03 July 2012 10:41pm

  'Discoverability and the new world of PR...' DISCOVER (verb): To find unexpectedly or during a search... To become aware of... To be the first to find... To show an interest in... To be the first to recognise the potential of.... Find out more and join us: Know me, Like me, Follow me Friday, 6th July, 1-1.45 pm in Cinema 2  

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More on CMC empowering students

Posted on: Monday 02 July 2012 8:49pm

Following on from the CMC empowering students blog, James Kerr from Kerrupt Animation explains more about what the volunteer guidance session he's producing on Tuesday afternoon can offer those who want to get into the industry. The Children's media industry is on the whole welcoming and has long been a training ground for new-entrants. But it’s a competitive market with many options, especially as media-makers mix their platforms and techniques. Getting your foot in the door to meet the right people has never been more difficult. Learn the best places to aim for, and how to get your skills and talents in front of the people who make the decisions – from those who've been there and done it! It's…

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