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Most Anticipated of 2014
Sweeping and dominating the holiday season, the next generation of video game consoles is here. These beefy hardware devices boast graphical upgrades, brand new features, and a promise of new gameplay experiences that launch titles only hint at. But while the holidays taken over by the hardware, the new years will center entirely around the software. Gamers stare out to the horizon looking for the next great gameplay experience. And of those titles coming around the corner, these are ones that the community keep talking about. Culled from articles around the internet, here are the games gamers can’t wait for and why.
Gametrailers: Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2014
IGN: The Hype Sheet: Your Most Anticipated 2014 Games Revealed
Dorkly: The 25 Most Anticipated Titles of 2014
Gamesradar: Top 100 Most Anticipated Games of 2014
Youtube: Best of Superbowl 2014
Often times better that the game itself, the Superbowl commercials have pretty much become a genre in and of themselves. So this year, like every year, the question becomes, “who did it best?”
Apple: Unaired iPhone Video
Celebrating the Macintosh’s birthday, Apple decided to showcase their world changing technology. They do this by cutting together a spot shot all over the world and exclusively on iPhones.
Channel 4: Gay Mountain
To cheer on their athletes, celebrate the nation’s diversity, and thumb their nose at Russia’s intolerant laws; British TV channel Channel 4 threw out all of the stops making this song and dance number.
Pinterest is Gaining Ground on Facebook & Twitter in News
Facebook and Twitter are the well known and established outlets for social marketing. But Pinterest is nipping at their heels by taking over 20% of all “media/publishing”- related content posted to social networks in Q3 of 2013. This is up 2% from Q2 in which Pinterest held 18%.
5 Things You Need to Know About Video Ads on Facebook
Video ads are up on Facebook, and in the news feeds of consumers all over the world. Though these are far from simple videos set to autoplay, as Facebook seeks to protect their user base from content that they would find invasive. However, this list can provide helpful tips to navigate this new opportunity.
Measuring Content Marketing Success
Content Marketing is the new buzzword, and rightfully so. This approach is less intrusive and more inclusive for consumers; bringing an engaging experience that leaves a more lasting impact. However, this is primarily an “in theory” viewpoint, but as more campaigns go this route, they leave a trail of data behind them. Now all that needs to be figured out is how to interpret it.
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A big thank you to all of those who took the time to check out our new website, reel, and survey. Your comments have been greatly appreciated and we’re extremely lucky to receive such wonderful feedback. As a thank you for your input, we’ve been holding this gem of an iPad Mini to be raffled away. On Tuesday afternoon, we did our official drawing and a big congrats goes out to Steve Brooks from EA’s Sports Label in Vancouver. Steve, you may be freezing your arse off up there in the Northern lights, so we hope this iPad Mini will keep you warm throughout the holiday season . Many thanks you guys!