Simian at the VMA’s…and the winners are…

Posted by Paty Huthert on Aug 31, 2015 12:37:00 PM

Photo Courtesy of MTV

Simian clients took the VMA’s by storm!
We’re so proud of both our nominated and winning clients and their achievements – well done everyone.

From Song of Summer to Video of the Year, there was no limit to the creativity on display in these, the videos we’ve all come to love in 2015.

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Topics: Awards

The Bursting Internet

Posted by Jay Brooks on Aug 25, 2015 9:12:23 AM

As a cloud-based software company, we always keep our eyes focused on the big picture. In particular, the state of the Internet…you know, the thing that makes all of this possible.

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Topics: Technology

Simian’s Top Secret Features: Part 1

Posted by Brian Atton on Aug 18, 2015 1:16:00 PM

It’s no secret that Simian is one of the most powerful media sharing and presentation platforms available and features a plethora of benefits, but did you know that Simian also features a bevy of hidden gems that perhaps even the savviest Simian users aren’t aware of?

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Topics: Insider, Simian

The Great Divide: Advertising vs. Content Creators

Posted by Jay Brooks on Aug 11, 2015 8:27:17 AM

A few weeks ago, we attended our sixth Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Over the past few years, the festival has slowly changed its dynamic, with this year exhibiting the most notable change.  

Traditionally, Cannes Lions was an event where the Advertising Industry could let their hair down, show off their work and celebrate the industry as a whole. This year, we observed a massive shift and division of the events. 

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Topics: Cannes Lions

Collaborate on Video? Six Reasons You Need Media Asset Management

Posted by Team Simian on Aug 5, 2015 1:40:00 PM

FACT: Media Asset Management (MAM) holds the key to fast and effective video collaboration, sharing, review and approval and more. 

From simply saving time, to keeping projects on track and closing new business quickly, below are the top six reasons the world’s top companies rely on MAM to take the business of sharing to the next level…

 

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Topics: Collaboration, Media Asset Management

Reel Tips from Agency Producers

Posted by Paty Huthert on Jul 29, 2015 11:46:00 AM

So that reel you’ve been working on is finally good to go. Awesome! 

But, wouldn’t it be even more awesome to know before you hit send if you’ve curated the right spots, selected the appropriate placement and dialed in all of the fine details perfectly? Yep we think so too, so we made a few calls to some of the country’s top agencies for a little Q&A time…

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Topics: Sales

Lessons and Memorable Moments From Cannes Lions 2015

Posted by Heather Prather on Jul 9, 2015 12:50:00 PM

No doubt about it, Cannes Lions 2015 was a huge success with many memorable moments. At the center of the excitement was the third annual Innovation Lion, the debut of the Lions Innovation Festival (a celebration of all things tech), the newly appointed Glass Lion: A Lion for Change Award and the press-worthy happening that no blog about Cannes 2015 would be complete without…a ubiquitous honorable mention of the overtly amorous couple on the red carpet.

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Topics: Cannes Lions

Top 5 Tips For Selecting an IT Vendor

Posted by Jay Brooks on Jun 29, 2015 8:35:00 AM

As a SaaS provider, we rely on outside vendors for our infrastructure. Whether it be a cloud, co-lo, CDN or in-house platforms we’ve tried many with varying degrees of success and had to replace major components from time to time. Here are our top 5 tips based on what we’ve learned:

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Topics: Technology, General

Kim K or 4K?

Posted by Jay Brooks on Jun 15, 2015 9:37:52 AM

 

A few months back, the highly publicized pictures of Kim Kardashian where touted to “break the internet”. Well, we all know as bizarre and self-serving as the publicity stunt was, it really broke nothing except some eyeballs. However, 4K video on the other hand, just might.

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Topics: Technology, General

Is Your Coworker Actually an A-hole?

Posted by Heather Prather on Jun 12, 2015 2:08:00 PM

 

A-holes. We all know one and unfortunately, we've all worked with one.

It’s important to know the difference between an actual A-hole vs. a one-off case of word vomit from someone who is having a bad day. So how can one determine if the person in the next cubicle is indeed, bonafide A-hole material?

Lucky for us, the peeps at HubSpot have it all figured out with a nifty, foolproof flowchart that takes us from the offending incident to the resulting inappropriate response, plus top tips for diffusing the A-hole situation in no time flat. We think it’s pretty genius.

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Topics: Humor

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