Data Journalism Awards

The Big Data Play in Journalism is Data Journalism

Having attended the Global Editors Network Summit 2016 in Vienna and hosted the 2016 Data Journalism Awards (DJA), I was impressed by how much data journalism is evolving. In this year's DJA competition, there were 471 entries coming from over 50 countries for 12 prizes. Submissions came almost equally from small and large newsrooms; and, most interestingly,…

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Making a Great Presentation – 10 Things You Need To Do To Ensure A Great Speech at #SXSW

Having attended over 20 sessions at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2016, I got the chance to hear some wonderful storytelling and see some great presentations. However, as can be expected with such a volume of sessions, the quality was hit or miss. Some presenters had rock star slides, some used presentations as a [bad] crutch and others still chose not…

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SXSW 2016 – What You Missed From This Interactive – Film – Music Festival

If South By Southwest (SXSW) is an immersive experience that lasts 10 days, it can be very hard to come away with a concrete takeaway. You leave with your head literally spinning and a pocketful of business cards. Leading the "celebrities," there was President Obama, Michelle Obama, Iggy Pop and Willie Nelson, as well as…

How to Make Great Email Campaigns for a Luxury Brand?

If the email is the stalwart workhorse of digital marketing, it can be a tricky channel for a luxury brand. How to make great email campaigns that are effective, valuable and desirable in a luxurious manner? I am on the email list of a host of 'luxury' brands, including such brands as Harrods, Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi,…

Interview with Scott Monty, EVP at SHIFT – talking social and digital strategy implementation (MDE130)

Minter Dialogue Episode #130 This interview is with Scott Monty. Formerly head of social media at Ford Motor Company, where Scott spent 6 years and was instrumental (if not indispensable) in driving the highly successful digital strategy under Alan Mulally’s reign (2006-2014), he recently joined the premier agency SHIFT Communications. Scott has been ranked by the…

Why and how should you go to South by Southwest (aka SXSW)?

There are typically three schools of thought about South by Southwest (aka SXSW): It's over. It's over-hyped. It's passé. It's a zoo. It's a waste of time. I also heard "too much ass licking." This, or words to that effect, would be what the SXSW snobs would say as they snub coming. Typically, they came…

Interview with Roopak Saluja – Digital marketing, Storytelling & Content Marketing in India (MDE89)

Minter Dialogue Episode #89 This interview is with Roopak Saluja (@RoopakSaluja), founder and CEO of The 120 Media Collective as well as Bang Bang Films, a film production company, and the Jack in the Box agency. Based in Mumbai, Roopak is also a part of the Angel Investor Network, a renowned Trance DJ and has been…

Managing the Dilemma: Operating in real-time versus a long-term strategy

The short-term chase versus the long-term tale Do you believe you're working harder than ever before, and yet feel that the business is just not advancing as much as you would like?  Many executives similarly express bewilderment about the current state of affairs.  Some, mistakenly, are blaming the economy.  Others are blaming the younger generations.  It's…