posted by Accounts
During a recent trip to Quicken Loans Arena, I quickly became aware that branding and advertising at arenas, ballparks and stadiums has become almost inescapable. Sponsored sections of the venue, ads on the scoreboard and giveaways sponsored by insurance companies have become the norm; but they have also begun to teeter on overwhelming. It wasn’t until I retreated to the men’s room, away from all of the ads, that I felt a sense of relief (literally). Restrooms have become a place of solace in a world filled with in-your-face media and constant pressure from advertisers. However, if Captive Media has its way, we may lose this once sacred place forever. Read More...
The Captive Media system involves a hi-definition screen, mounted at eye level above a urinal. When the urinal is not being used, the screen will show a mixture of content and advertisements. When the urinal is in use, the screen will switch into “gaming” mode, and said user is in for an interaction like none other:
posted by Development
TAGS: thundertech, marketing, branding, advertising, advertisements, streaming content, content, Captive Media, bathroom marketing, restroom marketing, media buying, media planning, urinal
If you've been to our office recently, you’ve probably seen our Mobile Testing Lab. We tell everyone about it; clients, partners, students, interviewees, journalists. We really like to talk about it. And we should, it’s really amazing.
We like to show it off
But that's not why we built it. I mean, that’s partially why we built it; we wanted to be able to talk about it. We said it would help show people that we are committed to this whole mobile thing. We said when we pitch a new responsive website or an amazing new mobile app that it would show clients that we knew what we were talking about. We said that it would get people talking. We never thought people would actually use is as much as they do.
It really wasn't that hard
Building a mobile testing lab really sounds like a lot of work.
- You have to come up with a plan. Sketches help.
- You have to convince a lot of people.
- You have to build it.
- You have to run electrical lines. This is dangerous stuff.
posted by Design
TAGS: thundertech, marketing, agency, mobile, testing, lab, device, test, develop, Development, web, website, app, Data, phone, tablet
It's time to get those gardens going, but don't forget about nurturing
your social media—your online profiles need attention to grow! This
month, decorate your desktop with an earthy flower pattern for your
green thumb and another marketing tip that will keep you on your toes.
Download our May wallpaper to your desktop or mobile device.
posted by Video
TAGS: thundertech, design, wallpaper, April, 2013, spring, free, download, background, mobile, calendar, marketing, marketing tip, garden, gardening, flowers, plant, spring, social media, LinkedIn
I recently returned from the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, which is an annual trade show for broadcast, cinema and video production professionals to learn about the latest technology and innovations within the industry. Along with attending sessions lead by Hollywood and TV directors, cinematographers and producers, I got to learn about the latest trends in production and delivery technology on the show floor. This included the latest Ultra HD cameras, remote control helicopters, LED studio lighting, virtual sets, social media moderation for broadcast & digital signage, Steadi-Cams for iPhones, more powerful and efficient post-production software and much more. The following are three overall trends from this year's show.
Ultra HD/4K was everywhere
The hype of 3D at NAB 2012 has been replaced with Ultra HD (UHDTV) at this year's show. UHDTV is the general marketing term for 4K and 8K video resolution standards. This refers to video resolutions that are roughly four-eight times that of 1080p (full HD). You may be thinking, “my HDTV looks awesome, why would I need something better?” Take my word for it. It's noticeably better, especially on large displays. The best way I can describe it is that even close up, it looks like a fine photographic print. Although mainstream adoption of UHDTV is probably many years off (the display below costs around $20,000), eventually it will be adopted as a standard that replaces HD. That said, it does have some practical uses right now.
Sony's 84" 4K Ultra HD TV with added graphic comparing 4K to HD and other standards.
posted by Public Relations
TAGS: NAB show, 2013, NAB, national association of broadcasters, broadcast, film, camera, digital, cinematography, production, technology, trends, new, HD, 4K. Ultra HD, UHDTV, future, Blackmagic Design, GoPro, cloud
It’s time for another monthly roundup of social media news. From Foursquare updates to an introduction to Facebook Home, keep reading for a quick overview of the latest social media changes and what they mean to marketers.
Foursquare updates will offer data to advertisers
Foursquare has done marketers and business owners a solid. Read More...
Now when users launch the Foursquare app on their phones, the first thing they’ll see will be the option to explore the opportunities around their current location. This will include showing current business specials nearby. The Explore update features a quick way for users to see what’s interesting around them and a much easier-to-navigate search and filter option.
TAGS: thundertech, social media, foursquare, business, marketing, digital, Facebook, insights. brands. PTAT, people talking about this, analytic, stat, friends of fans, facebook home, ship my pants, video, ad, commercial, kmart, viral, android