The Rise of Virtual Influencers

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Innovation1 Comment

Virtual influencers started to get noticed on the North American viral marketing buzz scene in 2017 with the large Instagram following of Lil Miquela from the creative studio, Brud. These virtual characters have their roots in Asia, which go back to the 2000’s. Virtual idols are computer animated celebrity singers. The world’s most popular virtual idol is Hatsuni Miku from … Read More

Immersive Memories

PaulEngagement, Opportunity5 Comments

Many of the most horrific aspects of humanity are being lost to time; and the greatest risk to one and all, and particularly our future, is that we’re losing the opportunity to really learn from our past. Historians, authors, podcasters, and film makers are racing at preserving the stories of our past, but the written word, or even a film … Read More

SXSW 2019 Hackathon Details and Opportunity

PaulEducation, Engagement, Opportunity

[2018 Hackathon photo by Randy & Jackie Smith] We’re weeks away from media innovation from throughout the world, descending on Austin, as it does every spring, for SXSW. If you’re on your way to Texas, make sure we connect; our team is involved in SXSW Pitch, supporting SXSW EDU, and hosting dozens of venture capitalists and startups at Funded House.  … Read More