The Job Post: How to Score a Marketing Director Position at Dailymotion

1006_jobpost_200x200Aside from filming yourself doing a stupid human trick, the best way to get into the viral video game is to be a part of the portals that offer up the goods. Enter Dailymotion, one of the largest video sharing websites in the world.

If your background is marketing, the company could use your expertise. In fact, Dailymotion has a marketing director gig open in its New York office, but you must be driven, ambitious and proactive to land it.

Knowing that the position involves helping the company increase its audience and raise brand awareness, you should prepare several ideas for the interview, and even consider briefly touching upon your ideas in your cover letter. Don’t go bananas. No one wants to read a 10-page cover. Be succinct and convey your knack for creating Web marketing strategy and your ability to build plans and revise them on the fly.

Your resume should reflect a responsibility for audience metrics for a consumer facing Internet business, and a demonstrated knowledge of SEM and email marketing campaigns. Prove that you’re all about data and are fun to be around (it’s the Internet, people) and you should be good to go. When you’re ready, apply here.

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CNN Details Online Coverage of Royal Wedding

CNN RSVPed with its online plans for coverage of the United Kingdom’s royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, set for Friday, April 29.

CNN.com has already launched The Wedding Planner, a special section that includes background, profiles, photo galleries, video-on-demand, and other exclusive content.

Also up and running is blog Unveiled, which covers all of the behind-the-scenes details leading up to the big event.

iReport, the cable news network’s citizen journalism outlet, is holding a Royal Wedding iReporter Contest, with one U.S.-based winner traveling to London to cover the wedding. Contestants are asked to submit 90-second videos explaining why they should cross the pond.

Beginning April 22, iReport is also inviting citizen journalists to share their experiences, as well as launching CNN iReport Open Story: Royal Wedding, which will feature photos and videos placed along an interactive time line and map.

And CNN set up a CNN Royal Wedding page on Facebook.

The Boston Globe, Boston World Partnerships Event to Examine Ties Between Traditional Media, Social Media

The Boston Globe and Boston World Partnerships will launch a series of joint events with The Intersection of Journalism and Social Media: How Traditional Media Is Shaping Our New Media Consumption, to be held April 13 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston.

The event will explore the interaction and interdependence of journalism and social media, and participants will include Boston Globe editor Marty Baron, Neiman Journalism Lab founding director Joshua Benton, American Islamic Congress director of outreach Nasser Weddady, and Daily Grommet founder and CEO Jules Pieri, with SocialSphere director of analytics Jonathan Chavez serving as moderator.

Boston World Partnerships is a nonprofit economic development initiative founded and chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

GetGlue Adds foursquare Integration, Sports Check-Ins; Launches Redesigned iPhone App, Website

Entertainment-based social network GetGlue revamped its iPhone app and website, adding integration with location-based mobile app foursquare and sports check-ins, as well as launching a thorough redesign.

GetGlue added that updates for the Android, iPad, and BlackBerry platforms are on the way.

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Another major feature in this release is the ability to share your location to foursquare with each check-in. This integration enables a cool new use case: the ability to check in to content at a location. For example, with GetGlue, you can now check in and share that you are: watching The King’s Speech @ AMC Theatre, listening to Maroon 5 @ Madison Square Garden, reading The Hunger Games @ New York Public Library, watching San Antonio Spurs @ John’s Sports Bar, or thinking about Albert Einstein @ Princeton University.

Checking in to content and location is both meaningful and convenient. A lot of times you want to share what you are doing at the location, and this release of GetGlue makes it really easy. First, you can select what you are doing and then you pick the location using foursquare.

When you click the share to foursquare button, GetGlue will prompt you to sign into foursquare. Then you can select your location via the familiar foursquare screen. The check-in is posted to both GetGlue and foursquare, making it easy to share with friends, as well as to get points and rewards on both networks.

The check-ins that have location associated with them will have a small location icon next to them, so you can easily tell them apart in the GetGlue streams.

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LinkedIn Hiring 100 in Dublin

Raise a toast to LinkedIn, as the professional networking site announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Dublin, Ireland, over the next 12 months, with 15 of them already listed.

Positions will be available at various experience levels in sectors including sales, business development, marketing, customer services, finance, human resources, and operations.

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Podcast: mbStartups Talks Trash on the Morning Media Menu

Every Friday, mbStartups joins GalleyCat editor Jason Boog on the Morning Media Menu to discuss the week’s biggest headlines.

If this week’s unexpected snowfall in New York City taught us anything, it’s that we should make sure that winter is really over before we start shopping for bathing suits. In the startup world, investors might see how other companies fare before dropping millions of dollars on expensive technology. Color, a social photo-sharing app, just raised $41 million from Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank before the app had even launched. Today on the Morning Media Menu, we discussed TechCrunch’s fears that the investment signals another bubble.

In the literary sphere, new forums for wordsmithery have made for some interesting headlines. Some writers are going undercover with ghostwriting services like this week’s Startup of the Week, Gotham Bookwriters. Others are using social media for very public feuds, like this Twitter exchange between two famous authors.

The Morning Media Menu is hosted by Jason Boog, with music by Kevin MacLeod. To listen to the podcast, click here.

Startup of the Week: Gotham Ghostwriters Takes on Book Writing

mbStartups is pleased to announce the Startup of the Week: a weekly post dedicated to the newest faces in new media.

In honor of National Novel Editing Month, this week’s featured startup has a network of talented writers and editors.   Founded in 2008, Gotham Ghostwriters is a full-service writing firm based in New York City. Gotham President Dan Gerstein was doing consulting work in politics, he said, when the “proverbial light bulb went off in my head.” At first, the service connected freelance writers to busy executives who needed someone to write speeches. After a year of Beta testing, the site has expanded to include Gotham Bookwriters, a ghostwriting and editing service for thought leaders and would-be authors who need help turning their ideas into a book. We recently spoke to Gerstein and Gotham ghostwriter Ellen Neuborne, who co-wrote Toy Tips: A Parent’s Essential Guide to Smart Toy Choices with toy expert Marianne M. Szymanski, about the surprisingly rewarding field of ghostwriting.

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SocialVibe Scores $20 Million in Funding with Game-driven Campaigns

SocialVibe, a digital advertising technology company based in Los Angeles, recently secured $20 million in equity financing from Norwest Venture Partners, along with existing investors Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures and Pinnacle Ventures. Jeff Crowe from Norwest Venture Partners will be joining SocialVibe’s board of directors. The company plans to use the growth capital to further spread its brand engagement advertising platform around the world.

Social Vibe has worked with GE, Best Buy, Disney, Nestle, McDonalds, Coke, American Express, AT&T and Toyota. During the 2011 Super Bowl, the company placed Kia Motor ads across Zynga’s network of games, including FarmVille, PetVille and Mafia Wars, giving 100 million social game players free Zynga game currency in exchange for interacting with an ad for a new Optima mid-size sedan.

“With consumers now in control of the conversation, brands are hungry for technologies that enable them to target an audience at scale, create an emotional connection and drive purchase intent,” said Jeff Crowe, general partner of Norwest Venture Partners in a statement. “SocialVibe is changing the nature of the brand advertising model, and the company’s early success with hundreds of leading brands simply reinforces that the time is right for a shift of brand dollars to social media.”

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2011 MTV Movie Awards: Cast Your Votes

Voting for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards began Tuesday and will run through Tuesday, April 5, with fans able to vote in 13 categories and the top selections making the final list of nominees, which will then be voted on May 3-June 4.

The 20th annual 2011 MTV Movie Awards will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET.

The categories are: best movie (voting stays live throughout the ceremony), best comedic performance, best villain, best kiss, best fight, best male performance, best female performance, best female breakout star, best male breakout star, biggest badass star, best scared-as-shit performance, best jaw-dropping moment, and best line from a movie (new category).

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