As you’ve seen on the .tv blog and across our Facebook and Twitter, we’ve been out and about meeting lots of great video content creators, bloggers and online video enthusiast. As we mingle and talk with many folks in this space, one thing consistently kept catching our ears. People have a lot of questions about online video! We get asked a lot of questions about online video—how to get started, how important is it for businesses, what tips do we have for great mobile video.
The lightbulbs started flashing and we realized… we can help! We’re excited to announce our new initiative, the .tv Advocate Program.
We searched the web to see who was making amazing video, asked our friends for some recommendations and put together a wish-list of people we’d like to bring into the .tv community to offer tips and advice. We’ve got a great list, and are lucky to have them participate.
With the help from our panel of advocates who are making great video everyday, we will be delivering to you lots of great content to help you get started with online video if you’re a newbie, or offer up tips and tricks for you more experienced video creators.
Our panelist are incredible people from across the online video spectrum. Not only have they all been building fantastic presences using online video, but they’ve helped many brands be successful in an often intimidating medium. This means that our advocates know what questions both users and businesses have and can help get them up, running and successful sooner.
So who are these people you ask? Let us introduce them to you!
- C.C. Chapman – PassionHit.tv - C.C. is the author of the book Content Rules (Wiley 2010) and the Founder of Digital Dads among many other projects. He’s a modern day renaissance man who lives every day to inspire others to be their best.
- Melissa Pierce – MelissaPierce.tv - A born filmmaker who just released her documentary Life in Perpetual Beta is based in Chicago and always has her hands active in the creative landscape. She most recently took part in the Jones Soda RV to SXSW and is also an active photographer.
- Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff – WordSushi.tv - Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff is a bestselling and award-winning author living in Los Angeles who has been known to occasionally moonlight as a TV host, voice-over artist and rock journalist.
- Phil Campbell - fibrecamp.tv - Phil never sits still for long and is always creating something new and coming up with crazy ways to share it with the world. Based in the UK, he not only creates with unbridled passion, but he also loves teaching others how to leverage technology and video.
- Amy Mac – wampro.tv - Known for her fitness podcasts and books, she is also a long time video host and producer with stints in Chicago, San Francisco and now back home in Nashville. She has worked at Mevio for a number of years helping them produce video.
- Rick Griffin and Sandi McKenna: http://midliferoadtrip.tv/- Rick and Sandi’s firm belief is that a road trip is the perfect therapy for a midlife crisis. They are all about encouraging people to live their dreams (at least the good ones). Whether it’s something as extreme as skydiving or as simple as meeting some Twitter friends in real life, the Midlife Road Trip crew are committed to making the most of midlife in a fun and entertaining way.
- Chris Cavallari- filmosity.tv - Chris is a long time film producer based currently in Maine. With an avid love of the outdoors he started Part Time Vagabond to give him a platform to produce videos during his outdoor adventures. He is very active in social media and enjoys helping companies large and small leverage video to the fullest.
- Brad Powell - bradp.tv - One of the pioneers of the Daddy Blogging space, Brad is a co-founder of the popular father video series Dad Labs and a member of the Cast of Dads podcast. With a keen sense of Texas humor and a sharp business brain, he has been working with brands of all sizes to utilize video to provide them with positive business results.
Here is C.C. Chapman to tell you a little more about what to expect in the coming months!
Our advocates will be sharing a lot of their knowledge on their .tv websites, our blog and our Facebook page. We’ve even created a new section on Watch.tv geared totally to helping educate users on all things online video. Check it out here.