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Building a Buzz 2 - what makes a good PR campaign

Beyond promos, how do you build a buzz around the nation’s hottest television events such as Game of Thrones, Death in Paradise and Cold Feet? Press interviews? Social media? How about a news-grabbing stunt in the middle of central London? Public relations campaigns use a variety of eye catching techniques to grab attention, but can they match advertising in generating audience interest?

The Dawn of Broadcast TV

80 years ago this month, in November 1936,  the BBC started its television service from Alexandra Palace in North London. Following initial transmissions of interview and magazine programmes, it started to experiment with other types of show and tried out drama formats along with entertainment and factually-based productions.

IBC Review 2016 - in association with the IET

The IET welcomes the RTS to the recently refurbished Savoy Place on the banks of the Thames as they collaborate on this important update on new technologies and trends from IBC. Every September in Amsterdam the IBC Exhibition and Conference cover the entire supply chain of broadcasting and media content creation, management and delivery from acquisition to audience. This year's theme is Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, Strategy, Creativity in Media and Entertainment.

Production in Your Pocket

Deirdre Mulcahy, News Camerawoman, Freelance Producer and Trainer and for 12 years Senior Video & Mobile Journalism Trainer for the BBC Academy, puts down her trusty Sony FS5 to pass on her top tips for using your smartphone as a professional camera. In this session she will show you how to produce broadcast quality content cheaply and quickly, covering camera angles, lighting, useful apps, workflow and, last but definitely not least, audio.

TikTok for Broadcasters

TikTok, the short-form video app that has users hooked around the world, gets the closest yet. As soon as you open it, you're immediately presented with engaging short form content. From talent routines and quick-fire pranks to snippets of news, all making use of strikingly creative editing and usually soundtracked by energetic music, TikTok has something for everyone. If the video doesn't interest you, with a single flick of a finger, you can easily change the channel just as you would on a television set.