Brands are entering the metaverse through virtual stores, AR, gaming and digital fashion shows. While many have relied on external partnerships, an internal expert or team might be on the horizon. #metaverse
RT @amandalitman HUGE: @runforsomething is partnering with Snapchat - which reaches 90% of 13- to 24-year-olds in the US - to help recruit young people to run for office. This is a big deal and an incredible step forward in our work expanding who leads this democracy.
RT @rishad One can learn to be a better problem solver by learning from great photographers . Frame the problem correctly. Expose and illuminate it with the right input and data while ensuring timely decision making. Edit the solution appropriately.
All of Facebook’s main products — Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook — were inaccessible to at least some users around 3 p.m. Eastern time on Friday after a massive outage for hours on Monday.
Amazon opened its first non-food store in the UK, which will sell around 2,000 of its most popular and best-rated products, including books. It’s the first outside the US, where there are already more than 30 outlets. Via @thebookseller. #Amazon
HT @BISG The US Court of Appeals for the 1st vacated the district court’s opinion that Roberto Ramos Perea, the playwright who adapted the novels of prominent Puerto Rican author Enrique Laguerre for theatre, was not a proper copyright owner. #copyright
MT @TheTiltNews Turn your podcast into a blog article. Think about formats such as Q&As, lists, as-told-to, deep dives, how-to, briefings, etc. It can attract audiences and search engines. Via @PodReacher HT @growthmarketr
RT @WSJ Barry Diller’s IAC has reached a roughly $2.7 billion deal to buy magazine publisher Meredith, a bet on online publishing that will combine brands like People, Better Homes & Gardens and Investopedia.
Cosmopolitan Magazine partnering w checkout platform Bolt for online shopping event, hoping to capitalize on the rush of shoppers looking to get a jump start to their holiday shopping. #ecommerce#magazines
The story of how the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists spent more than a year structuring, researching and analyzing the more than 11.9 million records in the Pandora Papers leak. They exposed the offshore secrets of wealthy elites from more than 200 countries and territories and include more than 330 politicians and 130 Forbes billionaires, as well as celebrities, fraudsters, drug dealers, royal family members and leaders of religious groups around the world. Via @ICIJorg
RT @nationalbook Apply to be a panelist for the Literary Arts Emergency Fund! Individuals who represent a broad range of literary and cultural viewpoints, backgrounds, and work experiences based across the US are encouraged to apply!
MT @HurstonWright On Friday, October 15, join us as we celebrate the best in Black literature during the 2021 Legacy Awards, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. This year’s ceremony is virtual and tickets are free!
Now this looks fun! Sign up today for FREE @WMG_NYC virtual Halloween how-to w celeb makeup artist Stacia Gorsuch 10/26 6pm ET! Come for Stacia’s ghoulish demo + stay for spirited book chat w @JanKnuth2 (owner of a professional haunted house) & LaNelle Freeman (co-owner Texas Haunters Convention), with moderator @jkhoey and WMG’s own @CandiWords.
Are you a writer looking for tips on pitching story ideas to global or niche digital outlets? A publicist who wants to improve on the success rate of engagement for your press releases? A brand-builder keen to understand how digital media is or is not like pitching to traditional news outlets? Ck out this awesome virtual @WMG_NYC panel FREE for members, $15 non-members. 11/8 6:30pm ET. With @MeenaGanesan@FiveThirtyEight, @AnnaHalkidis@parentsmagazine, Diane Di Constanzo @ Millie, Moderated by @zaharahill@Blavity.
MT @nationalbook Join us on November 9 for the #NBAwards Finalists Reading, in which all the Finalists will read from their work. The event, hosted by @TheNewSchool, is online, free, and open to everyone.
The American Library Association invites libraries to apply for COVID-19 relief funding thru Humanities Grants for Libraries. Up to 200 US libraries of all types (public, tribal, K-12, academic, special, prison) will receive $10K.
MT @NEIBAbooks We’ve created a new t-shirt design to benefit the @Bincfoundation — and this one has national appeal! Makes a perfect stocking stuffer, employee appreciation gift, or hanky to dry your tears! Our Bonfire store is open through October 20.
MT @ToryBurchFdn We’re looking for 50 incredible women entrepreneurs for the 2022 #ToryBurchFellows program. A 1-year virtual fellowship, $5,000 business education grant, and access to a network of peer founders for women-owned businesses in the U.S.