Media Projects

** VARIOUS PAST AND PRESENT MEDIA PROJECTS **

FOREFRONT MEDIA LABS

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Originally created as a platform to market in the virtual world space, Forefront Media Labs has done a variety of projects from time to time.  Typically as “one man bands” go, this has become a vehicle for me to brand and pursue various New Media projects.  Aside from many New Media site creations, communication delivery projects and podcast education sessions, Forefront Media Labs most notable project to date was bringing Barack Obama to Second Life early in the primary process (scroll down this page for details.)

As an ongoing concern, Forefront Media Labs is always looking for ways to help people reach other people in the New Media and Social Media space, so if you have any needs, just send me an email  to “markblinder at gmail.com.”

THIN AIR SUMMIT – DENVER, COLORADO

In early November 2008 I had the pleasure to speak at the Thin Air Summit in Denver, Colorado.  My part in the conference was to have a conversation with the participants on “Finding Your Voice.”  Attached you will find a copy of the presentation.  For all those that attended the session in Denver and coming here for a copy, thanks again for coming and I look forward to seeing you again.

Finding Your Voice

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Finding Your Voice – Presentation at The Thin Air Summit

NEW MEDIA EXPO – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

I was fortunate to be asked to speak at the New Media Expo (formerly the Podcast and New Media Expo and prior to that the Podcast Expo) in Las Vegas in the summer of 2008.  Knowing that this convention attracted allot of independent New Media producers and those just getting started, I decided to engage the audience in a conversation on how to build “Buzz” for thier New Media projects without spending an arm or a leg.  If you are visiting this site and attended my portion of the conference, thank you for coming and I look forward to seeing you again.

Build a Buzzing Podcast with Little or No Money – 2008 New Media Expo – Audio

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Build a Buzzing Podcast With Little or No Money

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SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW) -AUSTIN, TEXAS

Through all the panel picking and voting somehow Gary Leland (http://www.podcastpickle.com) and myself were selected to present at this years SXSW Interactive Festival.  Our presentation consisted of how to market to real people in virtual worlds (such as Second Life.)

Marketing to Real People in Virtual Worlds

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HOPE. ACTION. CHANGE – COMMUNITY KICKOFF PROJECT

Obama Kicks Off Community Campaign in Iowa From Both the Real and Virtual World

Barack Obama, candidate for the President of the United States from Illinois (and recently elected President), on Saturday, March 31st, 2007 at 3:00 pm Central time, spoke to a small group gathered in the home of an Iowa family (the event was moved later to the local library as the home was not large enough.)  Although the event was streamed live at barakobama.com it was also “simulcast” in the virtual world, Second Life. The simulcast featured a virtual Obama, sitting and standing in a virtual living room, addressing a crowd of avatars within the simulation.

Short Clip of Virtual Obama at Community Kickoff Event

Event in the News

PRWeb – Obama Kicks Off Community Campaign in Both Real and Virtual World

Democratic HQ -Obama Kicks Off Campaign In Both Real and Virtual World

The Caucus NYTimes Politics Blog – Obama First in Second Life

SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO APPEARANCES

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Before XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio merged, PodShow premiered many of their best and brightest podcasts on Sirius Radio. Bedtime Stories My Kids Love was featured on Sirius several times along with numerous appearances of Build the Church on the weekly Independent Music Podcast/Show, PodShow Music Rewind.

Click Here to Download Sirius Radio (example)  – Bedtime Stories My Kids Love Sirius Podcast Edition

In addition, I had the opportunity to be host PodShow’s most popular podcast, Adam Curry’s “Daily Source Code”  several times, all of which appeared on Sirius Satellite Radio.  All that coupled with numerous appearances of the Build the Church podcast on Sirius’ weekly Independent Music Show, PodShow Music Rewind and countless Daily Source Code show intro’s adds up to dozens of appearances on the satellite network.

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