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Three Events In DC June 16-17, 2011

I'll be in DC for three events on June 16 and June 17.  If you'd like to meet up, drop me a comment below!

1:25 - The Realities of Funding - David Steinberg, Jill Stelfox, Daniel Odio, Christopher M. Schroeder, Bobby Ocampo, John May

"What are you doing to stay up with the rapidly changing world of media?

Welcome to the Disruptathon Media Event where we've done the hard work for you. After a national search of more than 100 companies and a competitive down select process, our team of media industry judges have narrowed the field down to 8 businesses the media industry should know about."

Event is at the Gannett building in McLean, VA.

I'll be in DC for three events on June 16 and June 17.  If you'd like to meet up, drop me a comment below! I'll be on a panel called The Realities of Funding at 1:25pm on Thursday June 16th.  Here are details: 1:25 - The Realities of Funding - David Steinberg, Jill Stelfox, Daniel Odio, Christopher M. Schroeder, Bobby Ocampo, John May Socialize was selected as one of eight finalists to present at the Disruptathon - Media event.  Here's more about the event, Thursday evening, June 16th:   "What are you doing to stay up with the rapidly changing world of media? Welcome to the Disruptathon Media Event where we've done the hard work for you. After a national search of more than 100 companies and a competitive down select process, our team of media industry judges have narrowed the field down to 8 businesses the media industry should know about." Event is at the Gannett building in McLean, VA. I'll be moderating a panel at this year's Digital Media Conference at 11:40am on Friday June 17th:   PANEL: Media on the iPad and Tablets (Digital Media and Mobile Tracks)  Panelists Matt Jones, VP Mobile Strategy & Operations, Gannett Rob Pegoraro, Tech Writer/ Former Washington Post Tech Columnist David Katz, Executive Director, Digital Media, Starz Media Martin Ringlein, Co-founder & Senior Consultant, nclud Jeff Tennery, SVP, Publisher Services, Millennial Media Mario Armstrong, Tech Commentator Moderator: Daniel Odio, CEO & Co-founder, Socialize Inc.

Creative Fundraising & Financing

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Think Piece: FIFA World Cup

Overview

The FIFA World Cup, normally referred to as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men’s national teams of Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. The tournament has taken place every four years since the first championship in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, because of World War II. Presently the tournament involves 32 teams who compete for the title at venues within host nation(s) lasting about a month. This last phase is often called the World Cup Finals, and is preceded by the three year qualification phase which determines who qualifies for the tournament alongside the host nations. The World Cup exceeds the Olympic Games as the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, attracting an estimated 715.1 million people for the 2006 final.

Up until the 1950s radio existed as the foremost medium for entertaining sports fans. Radio reports were considered the premier destination for football coverage. However developing technology led to the first televised World Cup broadcasted live at the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland. Europe’s media companies learned from the technological advances in the USA, where the first NFL Championship game was televised in 1940 and baseball’s World Series in 1948. On both continents, the events were only seen by a few viewers since the penetration of television sets was relatively low at the time. The television had not yet replaced the press and radio as a main source of information for the general public. Towards the end of the 1950s audiences became more enthusiastic about television programming and television sets became cheaper, which resulted in a significant rise in the number of sets.

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