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Inspirational Insight & Top Tips to Recharge your Social Media Activity from the Best Sessions at SXSW

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Since Twitter debuted (not launched – key distinction apparently) at SXSW eight years ago, unsurprisingly social media has been a massive part of the content of the festival. As more and more social platforms clamber for users’ attention the big fear for brands and broadcasters was how best to grapple with this fragmentation and the challenges it presents: Which platforms are our target audiences using? What content works best on each platform? Can I pay to reach them? What new services should I be all over?

A session called The Mosh Pit of Experts – a pseudo game show that pitted social media experts head to head against each other – provided some answers.  Fragmentation will continue and cannot be controlled.  Brands and broadcasters will need to invest time and energy to find the best places to scale. Now there are a tonne of different services with no real dominant one it will be even more essential to look to data and analytics to untangle where your audiences are and how to reach them.

Danah Boyd’s session ‘It’s Complicated: Teens’ Social Media Practices’ gave a more academic yet refreshingly positive insight on how and why a teenage audience uses social media.  Her revelations about the increase in ephemeral services like Snapchat show that young people are less concerned with the persistence of their posts and think that their permanence may ultimately get them into trouble.  She also identified a counter trend away from the likes of Facebook and Twitter where users want to look in, pay attention but not be named.  Platforms like Whisper and Secret  provide this anonymity but are not well established in the UK yet, but on their way. So why do teens use social media?  It allows them to be part of a bigger phenomenon (facilitated with hashtags and shares) and gives them a place to feel part of public life, to connect, to flirt, to gossip, to hang out and to have fun – all things that, Boyd believes, have been restricted as societal fears about safety of young people have been blown out of all proportion. So how can we engage teens while on social media? The key, says Boyd, is trust. Generally, posts are ignored unless it comes from someone who is trusted; friends, brands or celebrities.  It must also be easily shareable in anyway possible.  You can download her book that shares the same title as the session for free here.

As David Cameron was lambasted for ‘buying’ friends for his Facebook account recently, is paying to reach your audience such a bad idea? Back in the mosh pit, the consensus was clear.  Whilst buying friends on Facebook is not great, boosting posts to a targeted audience is possibly the only real way to achieve cut through on that platform.  Many seasoned social media managers quoted organic engagement levels that were once 10% on Facebook that are now much lower unpaid – their conclusion was that without paid media on Facebook you stand no chance of any scale. Facebook’s staff at the session explained how this presents a great opportunity for smaller brands and companies that, with a properly targeted paid campaign, can take on the big boys – most of Facebook’s paid media revenue comes from small businesses now. Twitter, however, according to the mosh pit, still creates some organic reach so as a small production company, brand or broadcaster this should remain important.

The #SoloSocial session turned out to be much needed group therapy for the huge number of social media managers at the festival who have been tasked to manage their channels on their own.  This is often the case for production companies and even broadcasters in the UK.  There were a variety of organisations represented at this session; tech companies, broadcasters, lawyers, public service, e-commerce platforms and even a church. All shared the same challenges around audience development, engagement and growth.  On average each spent at least ninety minutes a day actively conversing with followers, six to seven hours a week listening to their social channels and the same time scheduling content.  It’s a huge commitment and takes a massive effort to sustain successful engagement levels. The key to get greater investment is to track and log all the time spent on social media activity.

There was an overwhelming amount of sessions focused on social media at SXSW that it would’ve been impossible to get insight from them all but here are some tips and tools that I found useful:

1. Twitter directories, like @WeFollow are a great place to build relevant followers. This comparison from Mashable will help.

2. Facebook’s graph search will help you find people with similar interests.  It’s only in Beta at this so restricted right now, but already much of this is in place when creating boosted posts and targeted ads.

3. A good gauge for when your audience is online can be found in Facebook insights to help you schedule your own content – just click on posts

4. You are now also able to download post-level data from Facebook to measure performance.

5. Sproatsocial may be a good alternative to Hootsuite as it offers you the ability to schedule messages based on your target audience’s activity online.

6. Some superb tips on creating engaging social media content can be found on this presentation here

7. You can download a useful social media strategy template from Marketo

8. Econsultancy has created a pretty cool Periodic Table of Content Marketing.

Channel 4 heads to Silicon Valley with ‘Techs in the City’

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Channel 4 has commissioned The Connected Set to produce Techs in the City, a one-off documentary following the efforts of super-bright overachieving young high flying British entrepreneurs chasing their dreams in Silicon Valley, California.

Silicon Valley is home to the hottest new tech companies in the world and a growing number of incredibly smart and very young British guys and girls are flocking to the Golden State to experience the pressure, high stakes and rewards of California’s start up scene.

Youth and brains count for everything with some investors considering those over thirty over the hill. Techs in the City will show the highs and lows, stresses and strains of running a multimillion dollar technology company.

Techs in the City was commissioned by Education Commissioning Editor Bec Milligan and is one of the first tranche of commissions from Channel 4’s Education team since a recent restructure and is part of the broadcasters wider strategy for the genre.

Commenting on the show Executive Producer Jason Mitchell said: “At a time when so many young people face barriers to finding employment here in the UK it’s a real inspiration to see this group of hard-working tech-savvy British expats risking it all to fulfil their dreams. Their ambition, success and the work-hard play-hard culture will make fascinating viewing.” 

For further information get in touch.
Posted by Jason 2014.03.09 Channel 4 No Comments

Six Reasons Why We Want More Wearable Technology on TV this Year

six-reasons-why-want-more-wearable-technology-on-tv-this-yearAs kids, we all grew up watching super hero shows. My favourite was Batman. Not your annoyingly near-perfect Superman, but just a man, with one crucial difference – augmentation. His array of gadgets, devices (and the Batmobile) extended his abilities and took him from a creeper in a cape to being a real hero.

Through wearable technology, we all have the chance to supercharge ourselves and legitimately call ourselves Batman. ‘WearTech’ dominated the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and is widely seen as the next frontier in consumer technology.

Here are six reasons why TV should embrace this:

1. It offers new levels of access to our favourite characters off the TV

Any show hoping to make an impact today needs to have larger-than-life characters, and what better way to show off their huge lives than through filmed point-of-view vignettes from their Google Glasses? It’s less tweeting, more streaming their lives for our viewing pleasure. We could binge on celeb’s ‘life feeds’ featuring their videos, pictures, recordings, check ins, and bring us into their worlds like never before. No glassholes allowed though.

 2. Super duper contributors

Joe Blogs would become Joe Vlogs – with all contributors on a show connected to one another through wearable tech, we could follow their different off-camera conversations, much in the same way we have various conversations on our smartphones. In time, tech like the Razer Nabu could also pave the way for seamlessly finding out more about the people we’re watching, and those we’re sat watching with. Cameras worn around their necks could log their lives; Its a world of Big Brother, and we just choose to link into their feed and get swept away on the tide of updates whenever we choose.

3. Every health and body image show ever would use it

The contributors on the show are not only diagnosed by the expert doctors, but wear wrist bands that monitor their physical activity over the course of the day, show how many calories they’ve gained or lost, tell them how far they’ve walked and if their posture is terrible. Wearable tech informs them on making more informed and personal recommendations for getting in shape. And then we at home can join in the fun with our own bands, compare our results with those of the contributors, and share our results with the world.

4. Breaking news from your face, in your face

One of the areas that wearable tech will change broadcasting the most is in journalism. The ability to capture and share breaking events instantly is now a possibility. One ‘mobile reporter’ could record the main events on Google Glass, film protesters rioting on the side with their phone, send a stream of images with a worn camera, tweet messages from their smart watch, and record a running commentary from their headset.

5. It will make you feel like you’re there at the game, or in the love scene

The idea of virtual reality has been around as long as VHS, but technological limitations meant the only reality they could offer was eye-achingly bad. Literally. Today, Sony’s Home Theatre headset projects a relatively scaled IMAX-size image and uses a gyroscope and accelerometer so you can ‘look around’ your scene. Not to mention you can find out additional stats about what you’re watching, in-screen. Dizzyingly good for Tennis and football broadcasts, and great for any film by James Cameron.

6. It’s making tech sexier than ever before

Let’s face it, sexy people on TV drive up ratings. And in our Age of the Geek, where we’re more interested in tech people than ever before, its in broadcasters interests to make tech sexy. So its rather helpful that Apple has recruited the former head of Burberry and Google is rumoured to be collaborating with Ray Ban. It’s no longer enough for tech to be useful, we want it to make us look good and be desirable too. And of course, Apple will be looking to come in with their iWatch and try to revolutionise wearable tech all over again. At least we can confidently say this revolution will be televised.

Community Manager for #Mashed

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Location: Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12

Start date: Early to mid March 2014

Contract Duration: 12 months (subject to probation period)

The Connected Set is looking to recruit a Community Manager for our YouTube channel youtube.com/mashed, which we run for Channel 4 Television. The role will be based in our busy office in Wood Lane, London.

We are looking for someone who loves getting their hands dirty, is pro-active and creative. The role spans community management, marketing support and some administration duties – the perfect candidate will have some experience in all these areas.

#Mashed is an exciting, trail blazing new YouTube channel run by The Connected Set for Channel 4. We create short, simple and punchy video content around news, films, television, games, pop culture and the Internet. We work with top YouTube talent to create these clips, as well as providing a platform for brand new talent to showcase their skills.

The position is a fantastic and rare opportunity to be involved in a cutting edge project that spans online, video on demand & broadcast. We are looking for someone who loves #mashed and will help us tell the world about our awesomeness! You’ll be able to combine this love with a meticulous attention to detail & innovative, fun approaches to engagement. Don’t really love or watch short-form content? Then turn back now adventurer…

This is a job for a focused and driven individual who dreams of building a career in community management. This will be an exciting, but demanding and fast paced job – and we need the type of person who gets things done, and keeps smiling while they do it!

Essential Skills:
- Developing imaginative strategies to increase engagement and interaction
- The confidence to participate in dozens of awesome conversations around #mashed every day
- Interacting with our contributors and fans
- Experience of running marketing campaigns including demonstrable social media experience.
- Knowledge of and passion for #mashed – as well other exciting short form & online content.
- An excellent communicator in both written and verbal communication.
- High attention to detail.

Preferred Skills:
- Avid consumer of online media (eg. Buzzfeed, UsVsTh3m, Reddit, Huff Post & others)
- A love (or even addiction) for social media
- A passion for TV, movies, games & pop culture.
- Knowledge of YouTube analytics, Photoshop, FCPX and After Effects great but not essential.

Prerequisites:
Some paid experience in a marketing or community management role for an established advertising/marketing agency, games company or online content producer (this time can be made up of several jobs).

The Person:
You’re the kind of person who is already known by your friends as the YouTube Jedi, with a detective’s attention to detail and a real pride in the things you do. You already gorge yourself on short, sharp and funny online content, instantly understand when someone says “such wow” & possess a huge passion for games, films, TV & other mainstream pop culture. You use sites like Reddit, Buzzfeed & Boing Boing and are constantly thinking about ideas around the content they cover. You are articulate, energetic, intelligent and passionate about everything you do.

You’ll be able to combine that organisational excellence with a creative mind and ability to develop innovative approaches to engagement and exposure for the channel.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, email a CV and cover letter that explains why you would be perfect for this role in up to 100 words, to jaime@theconnectedset.com. The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2014.

The Connected Set is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of society.  Please do not call the office – we will reply to all applicants within 3 weeks of submitting an application.  Due to the volume of applications we receive candidates who call the office may be blacklisted.  We are not recruiting for any other roles at this time.

Experienced Casting Producer, AP & Snr Researcher

USA TRAVEL – STARTS 24 FEB to 4 APRIL (6 week contract)

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We are looking for an experienced casting producer, casting AP and senior casting researcher to secure a cast of high-flying entrepreneurs in the USA for a new documentary for a high-profile broadcaster.

We have very exacting casting requirements that mean you will have to infiltrate a very hard to reach subset of the US/global entrepreneur scene, securing substantial and unprecedented access to a group highly intelligent people who typically have very limited time and are under huge pressure in their professional lives.

Much of your time will be casting on the road in the USA. During this time you will have to recruit and interview a long list of potential subjects for the documentary, creating a long-list of at least 12 exceptionally strong candidates which will be narrowed down to 6 by the broadcaster. Some limited access has already been established in the development phase so you will be building on this groundwork.

We cannot stress enough how important it is that you ONLY APPLY if you have the right level of experience – you must have multiple high profile terrestrial casting credits and be known primarily for your casting skills rather than production skills. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT A DOCUMENTARY/FACTUAL CASTING SPECIALIST.

If you are shortlisted you will need to be available for an interview early next week (week commencing 17th February) and be available to start the following Monday 24th February) with travel to the USA two weeks later. If you are not available to start on the 24th DO NOT apply as we are unable to be flexible on the dates…. sorry.

This is an incredible opportunity for the right team. It requires individuals with tenacity, charm and a passion for finding amazing characters and story arcs that will make compelling primetime television.

Having an iVisa is a bonus but not essential. We also have some shorter term positions that are UK based, again only open to casting experts.

DUE TO DEADLINES PLEASE APPLY WITH CV/COVER LETTER ASAP as interviews will commence immediately.

Send a cover letter and CV to Jaime Brown: jaime@theconnectedset.com>
Do not call the office. We will reply to all candidates. We are an equal opportunities employer. Thank you!

3 ways TV streaming platforms like Chromecast will improve the audience experience

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With Google recently making the SDK for Chromecast open to all developers it has opened the floodgates to a rapid expansion of content streamed direct to your TV using web infrastructure instead of traditional broadcast or satellite methods. While the potential is there, whether or not content owners and broadcasters make use of the new platform is another question. TV streaming services from Roku and Apple TV are already well-established. PS4 and X-Box moved beyond video games into media streaming years ago and continue to develop these services. Even Amazon is poised to enter the market. However, streaming media services have yet to revolutionise TV consumption on mass as consumers stick with traditional broadcast, set top boxes and DVR for now. Adoption may just be a matter of time as the platforms broaden content, improve user experience, move into new markets and educate consumers to their existence and benefits. Once we see broader pick up by both users and broadcasters, expect to see three distinct benefits that will trump traditional TV broadcasting:

1. Higher Quality Niche Programming: The advent of digital, cable and satellite television gave us hundreds of new channels aimed at ever more specific interests from fishing to weddings. Streaming services will allow broadcasters to reach global audiences and thus a higher number of people with niche interests making budgets for higher production values more feasible. More exciting will be the entrants of new niche content and innovation around new genres. YouTube has given us a glimpse of this with the advent of new unforeseen popular genres such as Let’s Play and Haul Videos while performing art institutions are finding new audiences by streaming performances to cinemas. Currently, individual territories and markets may not have enough of an audience to support content for specific niche interests but global audiences could deliver the eyeballs needed to make previously obscure content viable.

2. Global Access to Local Interests: Year on year, the number expatriates living around the world is increasing with internal migration in most countries reflecting this trend as well. Yet for Brits abroad, just because you live in Copenhagen doesn’t mean you don’t want to catch up with Coronation Street. ITV has recognised this and has begun trialling a subscription service for overseas access to its most popular soap operas. In the USA, the National Hockey League offers viewers access to games across a huge range of streaming media services through subscription. This allows fans to follow their teams anywhere they live even if the local network affiliate isn’t broadcasting their game. In the search for customers and eyeballs, expect more and more local interest content to become available on global platforms.

3. TV When and Where You Want: Broadcasters have already accepted that viewers value the ability to watch content outside of TV schedules but how about being able to watch outside of your house? So far this idea has been limited to offering content on multiple devices such as mobiles and tablets. What streaming media services offer is the chance to take your subscriptions to whatever TV is near you and simply plug and play – whether in a hotel or over at a friend’s house. Roku, Apple TV and especially the flash drive size Chromecast are all easily transportable for those on the go. Now a business trip or visit to in-laws needn’t get between you and watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones on proper size screen.

Python Web Developer (contract – no agencies) – Django, JavaScript, HTML

The Connected Set team photoThe Connected Set is an award winning multi-platform production company.  We develop, design and deliver entertaining products, programmes and short form content across mobile, tablet and web for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, NBC, Canal+, London Live and YouTube.  Thanks to a number of recent commissions we’re looking to grow the team in our London office.

We are currently seeking a talented and versatile Python Web Developer to work on a variety of projects from concept through to the delivery stage whilst maintaining existing services, initially on a contract basis.

You will need to have a strong understanding of Object-orientated Programming and also a good level of experience with front-end technologies including JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. Ideally you will have interest for core JavaScript frameworks (Angular, Require, Backbone) and other emerging web technologies.

You will have demonstrable commercial experience of building high transactional or scalable web applications with the Python and Django technology stack.  Working knowledge of PHP, JQuery and WordPress would also be a bonus.

The role offers autonomy over your workload in a true start-up and entrepreneurial environment; a true ‘hands on’ role with ownership and full responsibility for those projects assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for TV like content, entertainment and games and you will enjoy coding in your own time.

Skills

- Expertise in web development & design of Python (Django) stack.
- MVC Framework experience.
- JavaScript, HTML, CSS.
- PHP.
- NoSQL/SQL databases.
- WordPress.
- AWS.
- PhotoShop.
- Working experience of Git revision control systems.
- Ability to learn new technologies and software quickly.
- Good understanding of Agile (Scrum).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- An ability to work well with and lead both technical and non-technical peers.
- Used to a start-up environment.

To apply for this role, please e-mail: jake@theconnectedset.com

Deadline: 5pm, 14th February 2014

Please do not call the office. No agencies please.

Seven reasons why awards season is good for business

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You hate awards ceremonies, don’t you? Chances are you’re not one of the twenty lucky winners at last night’s glittering Broadcast Awards ceremony.  It costs to enter the awards, it costs to attend, it costs to hire the tux or buy a new frock, then there’s booze, transport and the lost hours of work of hungover senior staff the day after.  I suspect you don’t want to bother next year?  We’ll I’m here to tell you that you should, you must and you shall. Our friends at our postproduction house, Halo, did this year and walked away with a gong last night.  Huge congratulations to them.  Here’s seven reasons why you should love awards too:

1. Think about the value – and not the cost.

Smaller award winning companies experienced a 63% increase in operating income when compared to non-winners. Large award winning companies enjoyed a 48% increase. The study found that the award winning companies showed improvements in financial performance after just a year of winning their first award. That’s to say nothing about what a boost it gives your reputation.  Source: British Quality Foundation.

2. Make friends and influence people.

There are very few events in the year where you’ll get your competitors, potential new staff and your clients in one room, generally in a positive, optimistic frame of mind.  Like you they are probably imagining they are Matthew McConaughey ready to claim their first gong.  Make sure to say hello.

3. Sometimes they get it right.

Looking at the winners and nominations from last night, they were all well deserving. No one could deny that the turnaround at ITV deserved recognition.  The waves made by a show like Gogglebox also demonstrates how our industry continues to be innovative, risk-taking and hugely creative in the face of smaller budgets and consolidating competition. It’s not always political.

4. A chance to prove your love.

It’s rare you have time to prove your love of your team and our world class industry.  Why not grasp the opportunity, make your team feel valued and let the industry know you mean business.

5. Reward, retain and attract a talented team.

Awards ceremonies give you the opportunity to reward your star performers, even if it’s just paying for a place on the table. Most employees want to work for the best companies and industry recognition helps them make that decision allowing you to retain and attract the best possible talent.

6. Reinforce what you believe in.

Have you thought about entering awards for strengths outside what you make or the services you provide? Why not think about your values, diversity, corporate culture and responsibility?  Although the recent P6 protests will tell you otherwise, Coca Cola has a philosophy to have a diverse and supportive workplace culture. They’ve won 38 business awards for diversity and I think they are coming in handy right now.

7. You deserve some glitz and glamour.

The TV and digital industries are notorious for working around the clock to produce the very best programmes and products.  We’re too cool for school, dressing towards the casual end smart casual every day.  For an industry that successfully sells glamour the world over, we get few opportunities to dust off our whistles or frocks and get our glad rags on.  Embrace it.  Everyone loves to hear the words “You don’t scrub up too badly do you?”

YouTube Channel Assistant for #MASHED

Location: Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12
Start date: mid-late February
Contract Duration: 12 months (subject to probationary period)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Connected Set is looking to recruit a channel assistant for our YouTube channel youtube.com/mashed, which we run for Channel 4 Television.  The role will be based in our busy office in Wood Lane, London.

We are looking for someone who is super organised, pro-active and articulate.  The role spans administration and marketing support – the perfect candidate will have some experience in both these areas.

Mashed is an exciting new YouTube channel run by The Connected Set for Channel 4. We create short, simple and punchy video content around news, films, television, games, pop culture and the Internet. We work with top YouTube talent to create these clips, as well as providing a platform for brand new talent to showcase their skills.

The position is a fantastic and rare opportunity to be involved in a cutting edge project that spans online, VOD & broadcast. We are looking for someone who is highly organised and possesses a meticulous attention to detail. Do not apply unless you are an avid consumer of shortform video content.

This is a job for a focused and driven individual who aspires to build a career in YouTube channel management. This will be an exciting, but demanding and fast paced job – and we need the type of person who gets things done and keeps smiling while they do it!

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • > Knowledge of copyright clearance requirements including contributor contracts, third party materials releases and music clearance.
  • > Budget management including a strong knowledge of excel.
  • > Experience of running marketing campaigns including demonstrable social media experience.
  • > Knowledge and passion for short form & online content.
  • > An excellent communicator in both written and verbal communication.
  • > High attention to detail. 

 

PREFERRED SKILLS :

  • > Avid consumer of online media (eg. Buzzfeed, UsVsTh3m, Reddit, Huff Post & others).
  • > A love (or even addiction) for social media.
  • > A passion for TV, movies, games & pop culture.
  • > Knowledge of YouTube analytics, Photoshop, FCPX and After Effects great but not essential.

 

PREREQUISITES:

Some paid experience in a production assistant or channel management role for an established TV indie or online content producer (this time can be made up of several jobs).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/SKILLS:

1. Administration

  • > Documenting and filing contracts, sign-off documents, clearance of 3rd party/creative commons video, photo and music material used in the clips or on the channel.
  • > Contacting and responding to contributor queries or issues with contracts, invoices and use of 3rd party materials.
  • >  and managing all final deliveries of files from contributors
  • > Updating Excel spread sheets with information about each clip, along with delivery dates and other relevant info.
  • > Assembling final sign off documents to be signed off by the Channel Manager and/or Exec Producer.

 

2. Marketing & PR

  • > Strong research skills – identifying digital, print & radio media outlets whose editorial spec and content output naturally fits with mashed.
  • > Initiating and where appropriate maintaining strong relationships with journalists, bloggers and other relevant individuals.
  • > Preparing presentations that analyse both the channel overall and individual clips, identifying the reasons for positive or negative performance.
  • > Keeping up to date with memes, online content, Reddit & other sources that document emerging or popular trends with global appeal.
  • > Producing a weekly document that identifies stories, TV shows, films, games & pop culture that the channel could create content about.
  • > Actively looking for and communicating to the channel manager events, nights and other meetings relevant to mashed, from gaining exposure for the channel and showcasing content to meeting potential new talent.
  • > Developing and communicating innovative, clever & funny approaches to marketing clips. 

 

THE PERSON:

You’re the kind of person who is already known by your friends as the super organised one, with a meticulous attention to detail and a pride in all the work you do. You already love to watch short, sharp and funny online content, instantly understands when someone says “such wow” & possess fantastic knowledge of games, films, TV & other mainstream pop culture. You use sites like Reddit, Buzzfeed & Boing Boing and are constantly thinking about ideas around the content they cover. You are articulate, energetic, intelligent and passionate about everything you do.

You’ll be able to combine that organisational excellence with a creative mind and ability to develop innovative approaches to marketing and exposure for the channel.

 

ABOUT THE CONNECTED SET:

The Connected Set is truly multiplatform producer helping broadcasters & content brands entertain digitally engaged audiences. We develop & produce content & digital products across TV, mobile, tablet, web, & emerging technologies. We work with TV broadcasters, TV production companies, branded content agencies & next-gen TV publishers to deliver entertaining content & online products for digitally engaged audiences. Recent clients include Channel 4 & E4, BBC, CANAL+, Fremantle Media, MSN.com & TATE. 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, email a CV and cover letter that explains why you would be perfect for this role in up to 100 words, to jaime@theconnectedset.com. The closing date for applications is the 27th January.

The Connected Set is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of society.  Please do not call the office – we will reply to all applicants within 3 weeks of submitting an application.  Due to the volume of applications we receive candidates who call the office may be blacklisted.  We are not recruiting for any other roles at this time.

Posted by Jason 2014.01.20 Uncategorized No Comments

2013:Mashed on Channel 4 Sunday 29th December at 11:05pm


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Exciting news at TCS towers – we’ve asked some of the internet’s biggest and funniest names to mash up 2013 with 100% original work for Channel 4.

2013:Mashed will be a disturbingly hilarious review of the big news events of 2013 told through 100% original media mashups made by the internet’s most famous and ingenious talent, hosted by the brilliant Rich Fulcher.

The roll call of awesome animators, musicians, visual artists, autotuners and comic performers includes Dan Bull, Nick Den Boer and John Boswell who stand alongside fresh new talent.  They’ve all been commissioned to produce exclusive brand new work that you won’t find anywhere else but on Mashed.

This year everything is in their sights, from politics to showbiz to the stories that set the internet on fire (and some that didn’t) including Miley’s twerking; Nigel Farage becoming a ‘gangsta rapper’, and a roundup of the year wouldn’t be complete without a Kardashian mention.

Check out the show on Sunday 29th – or you can find us at channel4.com/mashedyoutube.com/mashed – or twitter.com/mashed

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