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Celebrated Canadian Producer Announces "fameus" Social Network to Connect Entertainment Industry Pros
Written by Kent Speakman
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:17
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Kent Speakman, a Hollywood producer named to the iMedia Top 10 Hottest Digital Marketers of 2011 list, is announcing a new social media network called "fameus" which will service an unprecedented networking platform for users working in the entertainment industry.

Co-founders Mike Kahn Jr., Jason Stecker and Brandt Weisman hired Speakman to join the executive team and produce "fameus" because of his unique expertise as a producer inventive technology and film.

"We're excited for Kent to bring his unique media and technology production knowledge to our project. We've been watching his career and accomplishments as a capable producer of innovative entertainment content and extraordinary digital platforms. We are excited to have him on our executive team." Mike Kahn Jr, CEO & Co-Founder fameus

"Have you ever heard of a single platform that connects everyone in the entertainment industry? That's what 'fameus' is." says Speakman. "Showcase your talent- demo reel, work history, head-shots, videos or music on the website or on the go with the mobile application. Users connect to their industry peers, form alliances, and find work.. its about building relationships."

Fameus users will have the opportunity to foster relationships by usingwww.fameusUSA.com and it's mobile app for smart phones and tablets. Currently in the private beta phase, "fameus" is allowing select industry elite to sample its features before the official release, which is expected this spring.

The benefits of the application include functionality for all creative and business professionals in film, television, music, fashion, art, and public relations.

The website and mobile app will feature an exclusive entertainment industry specific job search engine. Users may post and search job listings, receive email alerts, and find information about industry events and contests.

After requesting an invitation to join and receiving approval from administrators, users can create a profile complete with their biography, resume, photos, videos and audio tracks, then connect with other users, send messages, add contacts and access Twitter, Facebook and Google+ feeds.

Speakman, a Canada native, has distinguished himself as one of entertainment's chief enterprising producers. He hosted a panel discussion about the future of mobile apps and television at the 2011 Toronto international Film Festival with "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier and Trevor Doerksen, CEO of MoboVivo.

He's the Founder of Speakman Entertainment, a film and television production company, and is the co-Founder of Engageia Agency, a Finalist for Best Social Media Agency at the 2011 iMedia Agency Awards.

Speakman is also an Advisory Board Director for iKapital, a distribution company that served as a regional distribution partner for films such as "Avatar," "2012" and the "Harry Potter" franchise.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:21
 
Breakthough Summit 2012
Written by Kent Speakman
Friday, 12 October 2012 06:03
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The Forefront of the Mobile Marketing (R)Evolution

Today's consumer is constantly connected. Laptop computers, smartphones and tablets reign in homes, cars, work places, restaurants, stores, on the ski slope - mobile shopping, entertainment, gaming and networking always within an arm's reach. Smartphone and tablet penetration is out-pacing any other emerging media innovation in history, blurring mobile marketing infrastructure barriers and challenging every facet of conventional advertising. Forecasters predict rapid growth of mobile advertising from an estimated $5 billion today to $18 billion by 2015. If mobile isn't a major player in your marketing plan, you'll be left behind while your target customers are on the go.

iMedia's Breakthrough Summit: Keeping Pace with the Mobile Consumer brings together industry visionaries to explore new mobile technologies, groundbreaking research and strategies at the forefront of the mobile marketing (r)evolution.

At this Mobile Breakthrough Summit, you will collaborate with peers to walk away with actionable insights on:

  • Latest developments in consumer mobile behavior including media consumption, mobile shopping and commerce trends
  • How mobile provides new platforms for content distribution and revenue
  • Research from overseas on transformative marketing models
  • Case study examples of brands innovating in new mobile technologies: NFC, RFID, Apps, HTML 5, etc.
  • How to develop mobile scale and where to invest marketing dollars
  • A deep dive into the privacy, measurement and attribution issues stifling marketers
  • How to get in on the tablet market that is disrupting the entire PC category

October 14-17 2012 

Austin, Texas

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2012 06:16
 
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