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Mobile Photo Uploads: Week of May 26

Every few weeks, we share a few photos of what it’s like behind the scenes at eSocialMediaShop. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:

Washington DC Potomac View Washington Monument Lincoln Memorial - eSocialMediaShop Blog

Washington DC Artomatic bumper sticker - eSocialMediaShop Blog
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[Listen]: Songs to Rock Your Week #4

Most of our work days are spent listening to Pandora run its magic on auto-pilot, punctuated with an ecstatic thumbs up or a tragic thumbs down. Here are a few tracks we love this week to add to your mix on Pandora, Last.fm, Spotify, or your cloud music service of choice!

Summer Internships with eSocialMediaShop x Insomniac Design

Want to intern with eSocialMediaShop and Insomniac Design!?

eSocialMediaShop x Insomniac Design Internships

We’ve partnered with Insomniac Design to offer 4 great internship opportunities. Below are the available internship positions for summer 2012. Please choose the internship you’re interested in, and click ‘continue’ at the bottom to tell us a little bit about yourself!

Interns will work closely with eSocialMediaShop and Insomniac Design at our headquarters in historic Blagden Alley, located across from the Convention Center on the Green and Yellow Metro lines near Mt. Vernon / 7th St.   Convention Center. Interns will be selected by May 1st on the basis of work experience, qualifications, and availability.

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FORWARD FEST New Talent Announced + Final Round of Tickets

FORWARD Festival 2012 is only a few weeks away – April 25-29!!
Get your festival passes before it’s too late!

Festival passes get you:

  • FREE admission to all preview events (check out our swank events line-up, below).
  • Full festival access to all events, parties, workshops, and panels.
  • FREE FWDfest t-shirt.
  • 2 Smirnoff drink tickets at participating FWDfest venues.
  • More swag + cool give-aways.

Buy a festival pass before everyone’s got one except you.

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[Music]: Songs to Rock Your Week #3

Most of our work days are spent listening to Pandora run its magic on auto-pilot, punctuated with an ecstatic thumbs up or a tragic thumbs down. Here are a few tracks we love this week to add to your mix on Pandora, Last.fm, Spotify, or your cloud music service of choice!

Reading List: Communication Arts Interactive Annual 18

Communication Arts Interactive Manual 18 - eSocialMediaShop Blog - 3-12-12This week’s must-read is Communication Arts Interactive Annual 18. Featuring highlights of interactive work that run from impressive to impressively simple, there are some great examples in leading applications of social, digital, and interactive work.

A few favorites are:
American Crew Social Animals brand book - Communication Arts - eSocialMediaShop Blog

American Crew Social Brand Book (above)
A social brand book produced by a team out of Denver outlines “goals strategies, and tone-of-voice, and … how to write code and arrange tabs and pages on each platform.”

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[Music]: Songs to Rock Your Week #2

Most of our work days are spent listening to Pandora run its magic on auto-pilot, punctuated with an ecstatic thumbs up or a tragic thumbs down. Here are a few tracks we love this week to add to your mix on Pandora, Last.fm, Spotify, or your cloud music service of choice!

Reading List: The Zen of Steve Jobs

The Zen of Steve Jobs by Forbes and JESS3On this week’s reading list is The Zen of Steve Jobs, by Forbes and JESS3. Released earlier this year, the graphic novel re-imagines the myth of Steve Jobs, and his friendship with mentor and Buddhist priest Kobun Chino Otogawa.

The story begins with Jobs and Otogawa meeting at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, a decade after they had last seen each other, with Jobs over-eagerly asking for advice on how to build the perfect computer for his new company, NeXT. In return, Otogawa can promise only to help teach Jobs the Buddhist principle of MA, which involves “the relationships between objects and space,” and can be learned through intensive meditation.

The novel beautifully illustrates (literally) the role of MA in Apple’s products: the simple, circular functionality that you may be most familiar with in the iPod control wheel.

The story shows how Jobs was successful in turning around Apple by drastically eliminating, narrowing, and focusing Apple’s product development. Certainly, refining business scope and mission is a practice that could help almost any company.

In the story, both Jobs and Otogawa are portrayed as renegades in their social circles – Otogawa leaving his monestary for California against the permission of his monk, and Jobs’ famous temperament – both breaking from tradition to pursue the lives that they wanted.

Meditation on calligraphy is used to show the interaction between the objects and space that surrounds us. Here, the principle of MA in Apple products might be understood as how they simply “just work.”

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[VIDEO + STATS]: Surprising Stats on Super Bowl Commercial Calls-to-Action

As we all try to finally decide the officially best and worst Super Bowl ads of 2012, there’s one clear winner – and it’s Facebook.

Top commercials are now sending us straight to the company’s Facebook Page, rather than their website – for a chance at a Like, and a lasting connection with fans.

Commercials like Bud Light: Rescue Dog, General Electric: Building Something, and Pepsi Max: For Life completely replaced the typical website mention with a reference to the company’s Facebook Page.

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#FWDfest DC Ticket Special On Sale Now!!

FORWARD_2012_Teezer_Poster_FNLFORWARD Festival 2012 is back in DC – April 25-29!!

 

Early-price $60 festival passes are on sale now – get ’em before they sell out! Prices go up closer to the festival, so take this super-limited-time offer while you still can.

Check out the demo reel (below) from last year’s festival for a nice preview of what to expect: the best of DC’s electronic creative culture and audio/visual scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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