A few nice social media agency london images I found:
The team from Club Soda get ready to interview Mr. Speaker
Members of the Club Soda project from Croydon work with adults with learning disabilities. The group have undertaken media training so that they can promote social events through film and online.
Image: Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright
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Ralph Simon is regarded as one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry. He is the CEO of the London-based Mobilium Advisory Group, providing high level strategic advice and guidance on how to create and grow revenues and impact from the usage and distribution of mobile content, messaging, mobile media technology and applications.
Ralph is regarded as one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry. Over the last decade he has been a prominent global mobile trailblazer and innovator, growing the mobile entertainment and content industry, and playing a central role in its impact and presence worldwide.
Simon heads the London-based Mobilium International Advisory Group, which provides high-level strategic advice and guidance to mobile operators, handset and technology companies, media companies, movie studio & TV networks, global artists and brands, ad agency groups, and platform providers around the world. Specifically, Simon recommends unique ways to business growth and profitability, growing revenues and maximizing impact from the usage and distribution of mobile entertainment content, mobile music, messaging, mobile media technology and applications.
He is the founder of the influential Mobile Entertainment Forum – Americas (MEF), the global voice of the international mobile entertainment industry. As Chairman Emeritus he continues his work on raising industry standards and mobile revenue opportunity. He acts as a high-level adviser to mobile operators, handset makers, and the cross-platform entertainment industry, targeting the nearly 4 billion mobile subscribers worldwide.
Prior to his leadership in the mobile entertainment industry, Simon co-founded the independent Zomba Group of music companies (and record label, Jive Records) in London in the 1970s, building it into the music industry’s leading independent music company. In the mid-90s, he came to the US as Executive Vice President of Capitol Records and Blue Note Records in Hollywood and started EMI Music’s global New Media division.
Simon correctly predicted in 1998 that mobile phones would become the indispensable voice/social networking-and-music companion for consumers and their increasingly mobile lifestyles. He persuaded US music publishers to embrace this new mobile medium by granting the very first ring tone rights. This spurred a whole new mobile entertainment industry in the US and internationally, and Simon was dubbed as ‘Father of the Ring Tone.’ He started the first ring tone company in the Americas, Europe, UK, Australia and Africa in 1997 called Yourmobile. The company was purchased in 2003 by Vivendi Universal and renamed Moviso, was the leading content aggregator in the USA for many years.
Between 2005-2008, Simon produced the mobile portion of the three highest profile concerts in recent global TV history: Live 8; Al Gore’s Live Earth; and the TED Conference organization’s Pangea Day. Working with Sir Bob Geldof, Bono and the Live Aid organization, Simon brought mobile connectivity to the Live 8 concert that occurred simultaneously in 12 countries and delivered a television audience of over 700m viewers. Live 8’s substantial worldwide visibility influenced the G8 world leaders ultimately to commit bn in aid for Africa’s poor.
He was subsequently recruited as mobile producer for Al Gore’s Live Earth global event in 2007 – the first worldwide green event attracting massive cross-platform participation. Spanning 10 countries, it reached a global TV audience of over 300m viewers. That success led to working as mobile producer for the TED conference’s 2008 Pangea Day, a global telecast featuring short films from film-makers all over the world – it was the 2007 TED Prize-winning project. Simon arranged for Nokia to partner with TED and Pangea Day.
The influential trade publication Mobile Entertainment magazine has named him as one of the world’s Top 50 executives in Mobile Entertainment three times since 2005 (2005, 2006, 2008), and in 2007, he received its special award for Outstanding Contribution to the Global Mobile Entertainment Industry.
Simon works closely with the GSM Association, the global governing body of the mobile phone industry, providing expert advice on the future of mobile usage and mobile entertainment. He also serves on the Visionary Committee for Midem/MidemNet, the international record industry’s major international convention that helps shape the global record and music industry’s best practices for use of intellectual property and music copyrights.
He is an internationally popular speaker on mobile entertainment. Already this year he has participated in Canadian Music Week in Toronto, moderated a high-level session at the Billboard Magazine’s Music & Money Conference (NYC); organized the mobile entertainment programme and interviewed various keynote speakers at the GSM/Mobile World Congress (Barcelona); the important Music Matters conference in Hong Kong, the Canadian Government’s Canada 3.0 conference; the World Copyright Summit in Washington DC and conducted the keynote interview with Jim Balsillie, co CEO of Blackberry at the 2009 MidemNet/Midem, the annual international music convention in Cannes.
Other recent speaking engagements have included the GSM/Asia Congress (China); the India Telecoms 2008 conference (New Delhi); and major mobile conferences in the USA; Canada; Finland; France; Germany; Iceland; Israel; Norway; Spain; South Africa; and the UK.
Ralph Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK where his “Future of Media” lecture series is very popular. Also a member of the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the USA.