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About samkimball

We are living in a transitional period where the Internet, now established, is going through adolescence. No longer the new kid on the block, the web is now central to the world of media and marketing. And yet traditional media, though in decline, is still important. It still reaches and influences many millions of consumers. Those who succeed in Marketing 2.0 will skillfully combine digital with traditional. There’s a lot of game yet to be played… About Me I am a veteran of the digital media world and have also spent time working for traditional media giants. In 1999 I left BMG Entertainment and joined a web startup called One of the original developers of Internet-delivered, personalized radio. From there I did stints as Director of New Media at Clear Channel and VP, Strategic Sales at Internet Broadcasting/NBC Television. In 2006, after 4 years as head of Business Development at Emmis Communications in New York (where I tripled the sponsorship business), I spun off the company’s concert and event division into Marquee Concerts. 6 years later Marquee is a leading regional player in the concert industry, producing 70 events per year. I now head up the Advertising and Brand Sales business at Livestream, the market leader for real time event coverage. With simple to use technology, our platform allows anyone to broadcast live to the web, as well as being the top destination for live content from around the world. Our content partners include Facebook, The New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Associated Press, HBO, AT&T, PepsiCo, Electronic Arts, Adidas, The Academy Awards, Warner Bros. Records, Paramount Pictures. Livestream operates with over 120 full-time staff members in 4 offices—in New York, Los Angeles, Bangalore, and the Ukraine. The service is available for free (advertising-supported) or as a feature-rich, monetizable, premium subscription for business. The New Livestream (in beta as of Oct. 27, 2011) is an innovative new platform, that combines live event coverage with real-time photos, text, and video clip updates posted using web browsers or mobile devices. The technology supports live blogging, live and on-demand video, and real-time posting tools. CONTACT 347-931-4340 LinkedIn: Twitter:

News Analysis: Obama Second Term Has Immediate Challenges

The work for President Obama starts right away. Related articles Romney prepared victory speech for election, but delivered concession speech … – Washington Post ( GOP Keeps Hold of House Majority, With One Race Remaining – Wall Street Journal ( … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy on Livestream

48,000 people watching storm coverage on Livestream right now…

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Money, Power & Wall Street – FRONTLINE Documentary

This is a very good program on the inside story of the global financial crisis.  See it on the Frontline web site. Pay close attention to the segment that explains of how CDO’s (collateralized debt obligations) developed and Credit Default Swaps proliferated.  Also, … Continue reading

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WSJ Guest Opinion: How Facebook Messed Up Its IPO

Barry Ritholtz gives his opinion. It is just one man’s view, but so far the IPO has spawned a lot of questions. Related articles Everyone’s Blaming Facebook For An IPO Drought We Haven’t Seen In 37 Years (FB) ( Morgan … Continue reading

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Dimon And Gupta And Greece! Oh My!

More fallout from the financial crisis Related articles Jim Cramer Just Had A Complete Flip Out And Called Jamie Dimon A Loser ( Moody’s Cuts Spain to Near-Junk Status as Europe Awaits Greek Elections: Wall Street Roundup ( “The Person … Continue reading

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The Met Gala 5/7/12 – on Livestream!!

Livestream teamed up with Vogue to broadcast the Costume Institute Gala LIVE from the Met on Monday night (5/7/12).  The stream was presented and made possible by  It was an incredible event,  amazing turnout of stars — and it … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs Uproar – William Cohan comments

The author of the definitive book on Goldman comments on the Greg Smith resignation and NY Times Op Ed. Related articles Goldman Sachs Launches Counterattack on Greg Smith ( Goldman Sachs ( Corruption Still Running Amok At Goldman Sachs ( … Continue reading

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