Posts Tagged ‘social media’

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New trends in marketing and distribution; or, how to get eyeballs on your films


Want to know how the latest platforms, networks, and technologies are helping distributors and marketers get audiences’ eyeballs on documentaries? Find out here. We’ve got more great content from the TIFF 2014 Doc Conference comin’ atcha!


Seven Digital Deadly Sins: a new interactive web doc about online ethics


Today’s digital world brings with it a whole new set of moral dilemmas. Which ones are most common—and which ones are you guilty of? Explore digital sin confessions in this new interactive web doc.

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NFB Education on the Pacific Coast: Vancouver-area Workshops and Conferences


This post was written by the NFB’s Ashley Catania, Education Specialist, and Claudia Sicondolfo, Team Leader and Educational Specialist. Both call Toronto home… for now. The NFB Education offices are located in Toronto and Montreal, but our educational programming team takes every opportunity to go on the road and meet teachers and students across our more »


The Power of Social Media to Connect: NFB Education visits Byrne Creek Secondary School


Iha Farquhar, Byrne Creek’s Community School Coordinator, tells the tale of NFB Education’s February visit to Byrne Creek Secondary School in Burnaby, BC. There is much discussion about the negative aspects of social media, for a host of reasons. I will not argue against these points, because many of them are valid. However, I have more »


Wondering why you haven’t seen us on Facebook lately?


When we launched in early 2009, our main objective was to make our films as accessible as possible. In addition to having them available in schools, libraries, festivals, at our two theatres, etc., we also wanted to bring those films directly to you. Social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google + make that even more »

Social media celebrity Juliette Powell speaks in Montreal on Sunday, January 24


Juliette Powell, media entrepreneur and author of 33 Million People in the Room: How to create, influence and run a successful business with social networking will be speaking at the Montreal CineRobotheque on Sunday, January 24 at 1:30 pm. Powell’s talk will focus on the power of social media in creation. She will offer a more »

Top 10 tips for innovative entrepreneurs from Guy Kawasaki

On Thursday night, I was lucky enough to catch Guy Kawasaki giving the keynote address at Challenge Your World here in Montreal. The subject of his speech was innovation and entrepreneurship and much of it was geared towards startup tech companies. I got a lot out of the evening, and found I was able to more »

20 Doc Filmmakers you should follow on Twitter


@AboutDocsGuide –’s documentary page @DocumentaryBlog – Doc blog by 2 doc lovers. @ErrolMorris – Oscar-winning doc-filmmaker, Errol Morris @BanffTVFest – Banff televison fest. Handy for producers. @DOCorg – Canadian documentary association @SheffDocFest Sheffield Documentary Festival; one of the biggest. @USofAfrica – a well-run doc production twitter account. @RemixManifesto – Brett Gaylor tweets about his more »

How we use Social Media


Why does the NFB use social media? We just want people to know about our films. What is our Social Media strategy? Not so much of a “strategy”, really… We just talk about films through 4 channels: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs. Of course we talk about our films – but we also talk about more »

Which user metrics do the major video sites use?


We want to include more user-metrics on the front page of User metrics suggest content based on trends in user activity. Example: Most viewed film, Most emailed story, etc. But first I wanted to see what other video sites were doing. Here’s what we found: YouTube Videos being watched right now Most Popular (by more »

Why Retweets are more powerful than Tweets


We are learning very quickly that the true power in our Twitter community is not in our tweets. It’s in the ReTweets. What’s a ReTweet? If you tweet something interesting or of value to people, they will often repeat your tweet to their followers. This is called a ReTweet. UPDATE: Alistair Croll just posted this more »