And continue here…
The ABC show, Castle, follows the ﬁctional mystery
writer Richard Caste and his crime-solving partner,
NYPD detective, Kate Beckett. Castle’s novel,
Naked Heat, which he penned during the show’s
ﬁrst season, was released both as a plot point in the
course of the show’s story arc, and, simultaneously,
as a real-life book, published by Hyperion. The
hardcover even made it onto the New York Times
When characters from the hit AMC show Mad Men, ﬁrst appeared on
Or here… Twitter and began interacting with fans and one another, these
unauthorized, fan-created proﬁles sparked major controversy with the
network. But AMC quickly recognized the value of allowing its most
iconic characters to live, breathe, and tweet, among the show’s fans.
Now, character twitter accounts are quickly becoming a natural
standard for character-driven entertainment.
The premise for HBO’s True Blood is that a new synthetic-blood drink has allowed vampires to
“come out of the cofﬁn,” as it were, and live openly among humans. To promote the show,
advertisements for the new Tru:Blood beverage brand began popping up in billboards and
magazines all over the country, bringing a key part of show’s fantastical story into reality.
What began as a couple of clever TV
And, of course, here. spots featuring a hilariously suave
caricature of, literally, The Man Your
Man Could Smell Like, has created a
bonaﬁde pop culture icon. The
campaign’s expanded narrative has
evolved with 186 personalized video
responses to various Twitter users—
which led Old Spice to become the
No. 1 all-time most-viewed sponsored
channel on YouTube. The “Old Spice
Guy” was even spotted at Comic Con,
entering Marvel’s costume contest.
Stories don’t stay
put. They travel
across all media
With every status update,
photo upload, location
check-in, and “like” we click...
not just how we
it’s how we
story of our lives.
“Your Life Is A
This panel will delve into cutting-edge transmedia applications and
approaches, as well as the social implication of transmedia experiences in our
daily lives. You’ll walk away with a unique, new perspective on how to create
not just a captivating transmedia narrative, but a culture-deﬁning experience.
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Jenka Gurﬁnkel cut her Hilary Read led the Marta Kagan is the Jan Libby is the creator
teeth over a decade in concept and design Managing Director, US, of the popular indie
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becoming a digital launch of Electronic Arts’ creator of the critically and Wrath of Johnson
strategist. From producing Majestic, a seminal, 2001 acclaimed slideshow (Sam II). She was Writer
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strategy for a Live Nation EWI Worldwide. In her has been viewed over Lonelygirl15 Series
music festival, Jenka has storied career, Hilary has 575,000 times and seasons 1 & 2, and
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as the ARG that all innovative interactive Marketing at Viximo, for the Fox feature ﬁlm
consumers are already experiential programs for Marta’s background also Jumper. More recently,
intimately immersed in. Scion, as well as Lexus, spans strategies for fan Jan wrapped on the
Jenka is a Strategist at Honda, Nissan, and engagement through Levi’s GO IV Game/
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