For two days later this month, the New Yorker Hotel will be swamped with media and marketing types, all looking for the golden answer – how to make money from the phenomenon that is Social Media. I dabbled with social media management with the BBC before I left London, but it was never with the intention of making money, such is the BBC way. So I’ll be heading along, with the intention of filling that gap in my knowledge & maybe meeting a few like-minded peeps in my new hometown!
The event is Socialize and it has been put on by those knowing folks at mediabistro.com and runs 31 March – 1 April in NYC
An exhibition of photographs by Jason Bell has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It features British people who have swapped old blighty for that very lovable New York City (something I’d LOVE to do, if the visa situation weren’t so difficult).
Take a look at an audio slideshow from BBC News of Bell’s photographs.
How to Make it in America is a new comedy offering from the producers of Entourage (which I LOVE). This one is set in Manhattan (and bits probably in Williamsburg) with a couple of man-boys trying to make it in the world of premium denim/street wear. They’re hustlers, hopeless, but kind of endearing. There’s also the token nerd-guy and hispanic uncle just out of prison. I’m only 4 episodes into the first season, it’s full of hipster parties, skating and street art – but I’m kind of into it… !