Social Media Scotland Podcast Quiet News Day, QND Episode 12

by Scott Douglas

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

QUIET NEWS DAY EPISODE 12

A packed show for Episode 12 sees the QND team kick off looking at the latest developments from Ofcom in relation to how it could affect Sky Sports domination of the satellite market in the UK, how AFP is opening up opportunities for clients in the world conquering iPhone Apps market, and developments closer to home including the appointment of former Daily Record staffer Davie Coyle to a new position at STV, while former 4IP Regional Commissioner Ewan McIntosh features after setting up a new project of his own.

Elsewhere Scott lifts the lid on the latest developments in the advertising industry and how tech is changing the face of TV and Radio ads in particular, making them more relevant to consumers; while shown takes a look at new concepts for epaper and Skiff readers as the world waits on Apple unveiling its latest gizmos.

And in newspapers there is a sneak peak at some of those lined up to take part in Stewart Kirkpatrick’s new online venture, while the Sundays appear to be taking a pounding on the traditional news markets according to the latest ABC figures.

Just some of the topics featured in episode 12 of Quiet News Day.

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NEWS BRIEF

IN BROADCAST
The cost of watching football and other sports of TV could be set to fall as Ofcom, the industry regulator, meets to discuss a plan to force Sky Sports to cut the wholesale cost it charges.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jan/17/tv-sport-media-ofcom-sky

IN TECHNOLOGY
Agence France Press has just launched a new paid phone app for the iPhone to deliver its worldwide news content.
http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2010/01/afp_launches_paid_iphone_app.php

IN DIGITAL
Channel 4’s former 4iP Regional Digital Commissioner for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England Ewan McIntosh has launched his own digital consultancy just two months after moving on from helping manage the ambitious £50m public investment fund.
http://www.notosh.com/2010/01/northern-film-and-media.html

ONLINE
Former Daily Record staffer Davie Coyle has been snapped up by STV as its first web columnist – after entering a competition run by the broadcaster.
http://www.allmediascotland.com/press_news/24199/Freelance-Journalist-Triumphs-in-STV-Online-Writing-Competition

DISCUSSION
THIS WEEK IN PR ……

Interactive TV ads brings big names a self-selecting audience (surely the holy grail)
http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=14150

While “contextual radio ads” allow companies to choose which songs, shows (or other ads) to follow
http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=141533

While iPhone patent reveals option for “location aware ads”
http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/kit-eaton/technomix/iphones-might-get-automatic-location-aware-ads?partner=rss

the NHS is also under fire for plans to “blow” £120,000 on PR company.
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1559234
http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/health-quango-back-tracks-on-external-pr-contract-2508/

In Technology
Skiff reader
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jan/18/tablet-ereader-newspapers

ePaper
http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/blog/eyeonasia/archives/2010/01/lg_offers_flexi.html

THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL MEDIA ….
TwitPic turns a profit
http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/977784/Twitpic-turns-profit-Twitter/

Twitter bites back at Facebook Connect:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/15/twitter-facebook-connect/

THIS WEEK IN JOURNALISM
The Sundays take a circulation pounding
http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/977837/Sunday-newspapers-slide-December/

KIRKPATRICK UNVEILS LINE-UP
The new online newspaper being planned by Stewart Kirkpatrick and w00tonomy on Burns Night – January 25 has unveiled some of its line-up.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/former-editor-of-scotsman-website-set-to-launch-paper-1858959.html?action=Popup

COMING UP
Closing date for entries to the 31st Scottish Press Awards.
Email [email protected] for more details.

Second Scottish Social Media Dinner on Thursday, January 28..
http://www.contently-managed.com/blog/2010/01/11/guest-speakers-topic-date-announced-for-2nd-scottish-social-media-dinner/

 

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