Bookmarking made simple for entertainment and art

Bookmarking:

Sometimes called Social Bookmarking, this is a method for users to store, organize, manage and search Bookmarked URLs. Bookmarking sites are usually public and links you’ve posted with metadata to include keywords for ease of searches, have the potential to be clicked through and/or read by hundreds or thousands of users. Bookmarking sites contain either a broad subject matter or a specific subject that has a loyal following. Broad subject sites tend to follow the subject structure of an online magazine, e.g. Entertainment, Art, Politics or Lifestyle. Specific sites are by subject, i.e. Technical, and are subdivided into smaller subjects within the Technical framework.

The most popular bookmarking sites:

Digg

Stumblupon

Reddit

Delicious

Tweetmeme

Mixx

Fark

Slashdot

Friendfeed

Newsvine

Etc…

Sign up with as many Bookmarking sites as you can, find friends and followers and start bookmarking.

Ginger Liu is the Founder (2008) of Ginger Media & Entertainment: Digital Media Marketing & Strategy/PR, Content Producer & Founder of GLIU Photography: Fine Art. Documentary.

Social Media Marketing/PR Content & Design Consultant to clients across the globe.

Film Publicist – IMDB

Entertainment journalist and travel author.

Ginger Liu is a Film Reporter for the Examiner and was a Film Reviewer for IndieWire’s The Playlist and Film & TV Columnist and Reviewer for Regent Media’s Gay Wired.

Content tips for filmmakers using SEO, Keywords and Google

 

 

 

SEO, Keywords and Google:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a technique used to improve the visibility of a website or web page. The best visibility is first page ranking on search engines such as Google. When users type in Keywords in to Google’s search box, out of the hundreds of thousands, even millions of links on the web, your site should come up first if the proper SEO has been put into place. SEO is not instant but sees results over time.

For instant, if I wanted to know about 2011 film festivals in Los Angeles I would enter the following in Google’s Search box:

film festival, los angeles 2011

What Google comes up with is hundreds of URLs for 2011 film festivals in Los Angeles. Those with the biggest online presence are at the top. How do they get there?

Techniques:

  • Use Keywords always and often on social networks, blogs, press releases and on the website. These include the name of your brand or event and what’s on offer. For example, Los Angeles Film Festival 2011is pretty self explanitory but used often in content gets it picked up in search engines. Define SEO even more and savvy social media experts can get your brand or event to top Google listings with just the keywords, Film Festival. But SEO takes time; it takes months so you need to be patient with your SEO guy.

Tips for online content SEO:

  • Encourage links to your content from Influencers, i.e. sponsors, bloggers.
  • Post often to blogs and social networks. Search engines like fresh content.
  • Social Bookmarking – post all URLs (links) to sites such as Digg and Stumblupon where users can view your links.

 

Ginger Liu is the Founder (2008) of Ginger Media & Entertainment: Digital Media Marketing & Strategy/PR, Content Producer & Founder of GLIU Photography: Fine Art. Documentary.

Social Media Marketing/PR Content & Design Consultant to clients across the globe.

Film Publicist – IMDB

Entertainment journalist and travel author.

Ginger Liu is a Film Reporter for the Examiner and was a Film Reviewer for IndieWire’s The Playlist and Film & TV Columnist and Reviewer for Regent Media’s Gay Wired.

Social Media Strategy: Bookmarking By Ginger Liu

Social Media Strategy – Bookmarking:

Sometimes called Social Bookmarking, this is a method for users to store, organize, manage and search Bookmarked URLs. Bookmarking sites are usually public and links you’ve posted with metadata to include keywords for ease of searches, have the potential to be clicked through and/or read by hundreds or thousands of users. Bookmarking sites contain either a broad subject matter or a specific subject that has a loyal following. Broad subject sites tend to follow the subject structure of an online magazine, e.g. Entertainment, Art, Politics or Lifestyle. Specific sites are by subject, i.e. Technical, and are subdivided into smaller subjects within the Technical framework.

Mashable lists over 50 bookmarking sites but I’ve listed some of the most popular:

Digg

Stumblupon

Reddit

Delicious

Tweetmeme

Mixx

Fark

Slashdot

Friendfeed

Newsvine

Etc…

Sign up with as many Bookmarking sites as you can, find friends and followers and start bookmarking.

Ginger Liu is the Managing Director of Ginger Media & Entertainment: Digital Media & Strategy/PR & Founder of GLIU Photography: Fine Art. Documentary.

She is a Social Media Marketing/PR Consultant to clients across the globe.

Ginger Liu is a Film Reporter for the Examiner and was a Film Reviewer for IndieWire’s The Playlist and Film & TV Columnist and Reviewer for Regent Media’s Gay Wired.

Ginger Media & Entertainment’s 2010 Success in Marketing Film Online through Social Media

 

Hollywood based Ginger Media & Entertainment is a successful social media marketing and online PR boutique company for independent film, DVD and art, boasting clients in Hollywood, NYC, London, Australia and Canada.


GM&E head, Ginger Liu, is a social media guru who has been at the forefront of the social media revolution. In late 2009 she was interviewed on national syndicated radio about her role in marketing independent films online. With one of the largest networks in the business, Ginger Liu lives and breaths the film industry in Hollywood and networks on a daily basis. As an entertainment journalist, she reports on movie box office, film festivals and screenings, including the Academy Awards. She has worked as an associate producer at a Hollywood production company, as a stills and event photographer, unit publicist and script reader. 

Ginger Liu consults on a regular basis to clients in the USA and UK. GM&E sets up social networks, posts 7 days a week, bookmarks and uses SEO and comments on forums and blogs to promote clients. The boutique specializes in independent film and budgets and uses organic one-on-one marketing through Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin with positive results combined with email marketing, press releases, content editing, pitching to multi-media press and the film community world wide. GM&E promotes clients 7 days a week and through it’s organic marketing successes has gained repeated and ongoing business.

An example of client results:

Women in Film International Shorts Program – marketing success.
The Evolution of Andrew Andrews – repeated business – full house for festival screening and  festival award.
Prince of Swine – SOLD OUT screenings on 4 out of 7 Los Angeles screenings.
Infection: The Invasion Begins – DVD SOLD OUT first week on Amazon.
9909 movie: Won two festival awards in NYC and reviewed in Variety.
Angie Stone – Grammy nominated singer – successfully promoted world tour through social networks.
SEO and bookmarking and network success proven by Google searches. Search for the above clients and Ginger Liu.

Ginger Media & Entertainment also promotes Atlanta fashion sensation, PZI Jeans, in the USA and UK through social media – 7 days a week.

Ginger Media & Entertainment was also the social media marketing director and consultant for LPA movingPictures and London Photographic Association – setting up of networks, attracting more than 1600 Twitter fans in half of 2010 and more than 1000 Facebook business fans, promoting and networking to filmmakers and photographers in London.

Ginger Liu is currently in London consulting filmmakers and promoting artists for photo documentary project on London’s East End cinema and filmmakers. The start of 2011 sees Ginger Media & Entertainment promoting a Spanish, French and Italian independent film production from February, a Hollywood independent production eco-sci-fi feature, and Ginger Liu will be covering the Academy Awards in February.

Ginger Liu has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Media Practice (film, photography, media) from the prestigious University of Westminster in London.

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Facebook – 5000 fans

Twitter – 1500 fans

Linkedin – 1200 fans

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Ginger Media & Entertainment is handling PR for Women In Film International WIFI Shorts Program

“On Saturday, October 2, 2010, the WIFI Shorts Program is a celebration of filmmakers from all corners of the world, produced by the members of the Women In Film International Committee (WIFI).

This year, for the 4th Annual Film Shorts, WIFI has partnered with the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (KCCLA), the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and NYX Cosmetics to showcase and celebrate the dynamic works of emerging and established Korean and Korean American filmmakers.

Located in the Miracle Mile District, the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles provides insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea. Through a diverse program of short films, this year’s series will celebrate and support the creative talents of Korean filmmakers. Every filmmaker has a unique perspective on their culture and their world. The films selected both narrative and documentary, will provide views into the psyche of these communities and deepen our understanding of Korean life, land, and cultures.

While tasting the culinary delights of Korea, make certain you also enjoy the display of amazing art. Experience the rich traditions and history spanning more than 5,000 years of Korea as you stroll through the museum’s exhibition hall filled with historic and contemporary artifacts.

Enjoy an evening of film, art, music, cuisine, and culture.

Women In Film’s purpose is to EMPOWER, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries.

WIF recognizes the importance of developing pathways and opportunities to encourage current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in all fields of the entertainment industry. WIF actively supports women in the entertainment industry.”

Ginger Liu is a member of Women In Film Los Angeles.

Ginger Media & Entertainment is a grassroots Digital Marketing Agency and represents the new school of public relations and PR with one of the largest networks in the entertainment, arts and media industries around the world. We specialize in PR and social network marketing of independent film, photography, art galleries, talent, music and fashion.

Prince of Swine screenings in Hollywood sold out on last day. Ginger Media & Entertainment Social Media Marketing and PR does it again!

All four screenings of Prince of Swine were sold out at Laemmle Sunset 5 yesterday.

Prince of Swine is a wild and revolutionary new comedy, a metaphor for the state of the country, and a rowdy send up of everything from the new feminism to Wall Street to the American religion of celebrity.

“Toma, who stars, wrote, directed and produced Prince of Swine, has a good film on his hands. He makes excellent use of Los Angeles as his backdrop, filming surprisingly stylized and haunting scenes. Shots of Hollywood Boulevard haven’t looked this cool since Pretty Woman. Toma easily captures the vibe of what it’s like to be a girl in this town, especially a girl who wants to be famous, by any means necessary.

All in all, Prince of Swine is a well-made satire that’s easily enjoyed, provided you’re not expecting Citizen Kane.” Ebony March. Campus Circle.

Hollywood based Ginger Media & Entertainment specializes in promoting independent film and art through social media marketing and PR. Ginger Liu has one of the largest social networks in the business and is a film and media graduate of the University of Westminster in London. She is also the Social Media Marketing Director of the London Photographic Association, LPA Moving Pictures and PZI Jeans.

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The Evolution of Andrew Andrews

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How To Make Love To A Woman

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LPA Moving Pictures innovative International Marketing Platform for Filmmakers goes live

LPA movingPictures, an innovative digital platform designed to market, promote and showcase the best works by independent filmmakers in a professional setting, launches on 12 May to coincide with the opening of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

LPA movingPictures uses its dedicated digital gallery and communications platform to feature the most compelling of the numerous works submitted to the website.

It then markets the films to the international audio-visual editorial and advertising communities, such as TV production houses, ad agencies, website operators and film festivals, and other users of original moving pictures.

LPA movingPictures’ Marketing Mission

“You can find a lot of online places to showcase your work, which is  fine, but we go a stage further,” explains Kevin O’Connor, the London-based managing director and co-founder of LPA movingPictures.

Social Media and Interactive Control

LPA movingPictures also uses global social-media networks, including Twitter Facebook and LinkedIn to ensure the selected films and their producers receive the maximum possible exposure in the filmmaking world.

“Firstly, we filter the work shown on LPA movingPictures to make sure it is ‘considered’ work, and then we expose it to a large number of people through our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn networks. We actively help our members get their work seen,” O’Connor says.

Moreover, being an interactive platform, LPA movingPictures provides its members with the tools to manage, edit and update their own portfolios and profiles online.

Who Qualifies for LPA movingPictures?

All genres of films from any part of the world qualify for consideration. LPA movingPictures welcomes works produced and presented to high standards be they features, shorts, documentaries, news footage, music videos, TV and cinema commercials, animation, interactive multimedia, avant-garde cyberpunk, or trailers..

It is also the ideal springboard for still photographers who want to migrate to filmmaking or video productions.

The Cannes Film Festival Connection

LPA movingPictures chose the opening of this year’s iconic Cannes Film Festival, the exclusive hub of the world’s filmmaking community, to unveil this groundbreaking enterprise.

Their presence will be enhanced through LPA movingPictures and the LPA’s roles as co-sponsors of the inaugural Trailermade 2010 competition, which launches at the festival.

“We are very proud to be associated with Trailermade and the Cannes Film Festival; they give us a prestigious launching pad for LPA movingPictures,” O’Connor adds.

LPA movingPictures & the LPA’s Sponsorship of the Trailblazing Trailermade 2010

The Trailermade 2010 competition aims to give three emerging UK film companies the opportunity to meet industry investors to pitch for the finance required for their first commercially viable feature films.

As a sponsor, the LPA movingPictures is providing the digital distribution and marketing platform for the winning trailers.

Sister organisation the LPA is supplying the professional photographers and LPA members who took the high-quality publicity shots of the film sets to market the winners’ works.

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Ginger Media & Entertainment is a grassroots Digital Marketing Agency and represents the new school of public relations and PR with one of the largest networks in the entertainment, arts and media industries around the world.