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The Social Media Lesson We Can Learn From Cats on the Internet

Thursday, April 14, 2011 by Frank Radice

There are nearly 40 million pet cats in America. Now that’s what I call a community! And it’s no surprise that the “Two Talking Cats” YouTube video has 39 million views. That’s what I call powerful social engagement.

So, why cats? What is it about cats that make people watch?

Dog owners will say that their pets have personalities, facial expressions, the ability to respond to commands, give undying love…And they will say that cats do not possess these qualities. To that, I respond “Bull @#$$!”

I can personally say that my cat, Sam, does all of that! And I bet your cat does too (to some extent).

Don’t believe me? All you have to do is watch the “Cat and the Dolphin” video and you will see what I mean. It’s Litter-ally (pun intended) a cat out of water video.

So what lessons can we learn from cats on the internet that will help inform us as social media users?

The Daily Katz : Speed Racer! (But where is he going?)

Vidéos et photos Funny Cat

The Daily Katz – Katz looks like a hamster!

Maria Bartiromo: ‘People Learn about Success not at the Peaks of their Lives but in the Valleys’

01-04-2010

By Chris Ariens on Apr 01, 2010 02:33 PM

As Kevin and I were at the TVNewser party last night, guest blogger Nancy Lazarus headed up to Time Warner Center for a book event for Maria Bartiromo. Here’s Nancy’s report.

Bartiromo_4.1.jpgCNBC’s Maria Bartiromo discussed her new book “The 10 Laws of Enduring Success” as well as the highs and lows of her own career at an event hosted by Sobel Media in New York last night. Bartiromo was interviewed by Frank Radice, a former NBC executive now Expert in Residence at Definition6 agency.

“The reason I wrote the book was that I saw the tough times people were going through, losing their jobs,” says Bartiromo. “It was amazing watching people with boxes of belongings coming out of high rise buildings. So I thought to myself, how do you get to a place where you can get and keep success?” So Bartiromo interviewed everyone from Frances Ford Coppola to Joe Torre to Hank Greenberg. The pattern she found was that they learned more from the tough times they experienced.

Bartiromo attributes her own success to a number of factors, including her family and upbringing, hard work and taking risks, most notably her decision to leave CNN for a job at CNBC. She said, “I grew up at CNN, and they offered me a promotion, but it was not the job I wanted. I questioned why would I go to an unknown network, CNBC? I took a risk, knowing I’d miss CNN dearly. But I didn’t want to be a producer, I wanted to be on camera.”

Bartiromo also acknowledged memorable low points along the way. One such experience was the resistance she initially encountered as the first woman on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange when she was told “Run along and don’t come back here” by one of the executives.

A more recent misstep occurred when she was asked to fill in for Charlie Rose to host his show. She said, “The topic was the markets and the economy, but I did not prepare well. I thought I could wing it. But I was terrible and it was humbling when I watched the show later. Since then, every day I do a report card on myself. It won’t make me perfect but it will help. When I learn from something it won’t happen to me again.”

Bartiromo also offered her views of the financial situation, describing the last ten years as a ‘lost decade’ for the stock market. One of the lessons she learned from the latest financial crisis is “Be a contrarian, don’t believe the herds but ask questions. I’ve been doing that a lot more lately to make me a better reporter.”

 

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Daytime Emmys: The show must go on

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The cast and crew of ABC’s “General Hospital” accept the award for drama series at last year’s ceremony

By Randee Dawn

The Hollywood Reporter

Aug 27, 2009, 05:40 PM ET

More Emmy coverage

The saga of the Daytime Emmys sounds a lot like — well, a soap opera.

It starts with the tangled relationship between the Daytime Emmys and broadcasters. After years of dismal ratings for the telecast, last year’s show dropped 40% to a mere 5.4, and the Big Three networks announced a divorce. It was a breakup with the seismic resonance of a Luke and Laura split … and by the time NATAS president and chief marketing officer Frank Radice rode in to fix things in December, it was also embarrassing: The show had no home for 2009.

“We’re called the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” he says. “I felt strongly the Daytime Emmy Awards needed to be on television.”

And as with a proper soap story, the months that followed featured last-minute rescues, hidden agendas and even a surprise plot twist. But the 36th annual Daytime Emmy Awards prevailed and airs Sunday on the CW.

The Daily Katz – 19 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Most people think that this is still an open question, but these indisputable scientific facts clearly show that cats have the edge. #TeamCatposted 

 

1. Cats are better athletes.
Here is a standard picture of a dog attempting to catch an easy goal in ultimate frisbee.

The Daily Katz – Even the studs match!

Something Great Should Happen now!

By Frank Radice
I worked side by side with Brian Williams as his promotion executive for many years.
It began with his anchor job at WCBS-TV in NYC in the 90’s, through to his time at NBC News and the transition with Tom Brokaw in the early 2000’s. I’ve been on a few of his assignment in the field, from the aftermath of Katrina, to the presidential debates and conventions.
Throughout that time I grew to know and respect Brian as a professional and as a person.
That hasn’t changed.
What has changed is the seriousness of Brian’s current predicament.
If Brian were to leave the anchor chair, NBC News will likely just replace him, maybe with someone younger…maybe not.
But there is a perfect storm that has been brewing for a long time now, and NBC News can take advantage of it and change their newscast entirely.
I believe NBC News has the opportunity to do something great…a real chance to remake television news for the 21st century. One without a single anchor, and a younger, more engaged audience.
I know it will be tough to lose all the pharma, but CBS can find a use for it! And if NBC gets it right, new advertisers will appear.
NBC has a chance to plant a stake in the ground.
How would it work?
Its Real-time, interactive, and social.
It’s YouTube, and streaming, and cool.
It uses different distribution platforms both in and out, it embeds social commentary, and more.
How would it look?
It’s about moving the program forward using the best of today’s technology, while still adhering to the standards of journalism.
I think there are models out there trying to do that.
From “Fusion,” to “TMZ,” and Local shows like, “Chasing,” and, on-line like “Vice,” or “Watchup.”
Possibly using Snapchat, or Instagram.
And yes….they could blow up the time period simply by hiring John Stewart!
The critical layer of oversight and vetting regardless of distribution platform will still need to be in place. Good vetting is essential. But the distribution model has changed, the consumption model has changed,
but the 6:30 network news has not.

Frank Radice is the Expert in Residence at the marketing firm, Definition6.
He has 15 plus years in journalism which including producing at ABC News, “Nightline,” where
He was assigned at times to conflicts in Central America and the Middle East.
He went on to produce programs for ABC News until 1991.

'Something Great Should Happen now!
By Frank Radice
I worked side by side with Brian Williams as his promotion executive for many years.
It began with his anchor job at WCBS-TV in NYC in the 90’s, through to his time at NBC News and the transition with Tom Brokaw in the early 2000’s. I’ve been on a few of his assignment in the field, from the aftermath of Katrina, to the presidential debates and conventions.
Throughout that time I grew to know and respect Brian as a professional and as a person.
That hasn’t changed.
What has changed is the seriousness of Brian’s current predicament.
If Brian were to leave the anchor chair, NBC News will likely just replace him, maybe with someone younger…maybe not.
But there is a perfect storm that has been brewing for a long time now, and NBC News can take advantage of it and change their newscast entirely. 
I believe NBC News has the opportunity to do something great…a real chance to remake television news for the 21st century. One without a single anchor, and a younger, more engaged audience.
I know it will be tough to lose all the pharma, but CBS can find a use for it! And if NBC gets it right, new advertisers will appear.
NBC has a chance to plant a stake in the ground.
How would it work?
Its Real-time, interactive, and social.
It’s YouTube, and streaming, and cool.
It uses different distribution platforms both in and out, it embeds social commentary, and more.  
How would it look?
It’s about moving the program forward using the best of today’s technology, while still adhering to the standards of journalism.
I think there are models out there trying to do that.
From “Fusion,” to “TMZ,” and Local shows like, “Chasing,” and, on-line like  “Vice,”  or “Watchup.”
Possibly using Snapchat, or Instagram.
And yes….they could blow up the time period simply by hiring John Stewart!
The critical layer of oversight and vetting regardless of distribution platform will still need to be in place. Good vetting is essential. But the distribution model has changed, the consumption model has changed, 
but the 6:30 network news has not.

Frank Radice is the Expert in Residence at the marketing firm, Definition6.
He has 15 plus years in journalism which including producing at ABC News, “Nightline," where
He was assigned at times to conflicts in Central America and the Middle East. 
He went on to produce programs for ABC News until 1991.'

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