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Social media can be a crucial tool in the new print media business models. Social media did not kill print media (at least not yet..)

Social media can be a crucial tool in the new print media business models

Print journalism refused to acknowledge a threat from social media in last week’s gripping Big Debate; ‘Print media is dead – long live social media’. Instead Neil Isaacson, successfully arguing against the motion, pointed out the unique user experiences of each medium and how embracing social media’s potential was integral for the continuing success of print media in the digital age. Drawing on his experience as the Managing Director of SAB Media, the exclusive licensee of The Times and The Sunday Times (Middle East & Asia Editions) in the region, Neil crossed swords with Alan Devereux, Communications Officer for the British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates.

Hollywoodonomics: how Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix "lost" $167M. Last summer, Deadline released this balance-sheet ("participation statement") detailing the alleged financial state of the corporate entity struck to run the Warner Bros movie "Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.

Hollywoodonomics: how Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix "lost" $167M

" The movie, which had grossed nearly $1B at the time, was nevertheless running $167M in the red. The losses are largely attributable to to prints and advertising/marketing -- and, as many commenters on the original post point out, a major recipient of that marketing budget would have been Warner's itself, in the guise of its other media divisions. Another culprit is high interest fees, though the film didn't have outside financing, so Deadline speculates that the loan note was also held by Warner's. Kiefer Sutherland Proves Online Video Can Be Profitable — Online Video News.

France des réseaux : pouvoirs et influences des réseaux en France. Simon Staffans: Can Transmedia be a Cash Cow? June 8, 2011 Not all transmedia projects can be as lucrative as The Matrix (photo): but they can help you make money.

Simon Staffans: Can Transmedia be a Cash Cow?

Here's how! By Simon Staffans I firmly believe that creating a viable business plan – a plan that fits logically with the content without compromising it – can be as much of a challenge when it comes to transmedia as creating the content itself. Virtual Goods Economy Group News.