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Capital One Partners with FORA.tv to Live Stream and Distribute Capital One Cafe Business Talks

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Capital One continues their partnership with FORA.tv for three different talks, featuring a Spark Business Small Talk and two CapXTalk’s featuring insights and business experts. They were all live streamed from their Capital One Cafés – where Capital One hosts local events, educational workshops, financial workshops, and more. FORA.tv did the video production and used FORA.tv Blast to multi-channel live stream the talk to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and their website. FORA.tv Boost was also used to increase views, cut real-time social video clips and boost engagement.

CapXTalk “Mapping Your Own Career Path: Aligning Your Values with Your Career Goals at Any Stage” on June 15th in Glendale, CA featured Megan Lathrop, a certified Money Coach, as moderator. She was joined by Andy Ku: Director of Product Marketing at LinkedIn, Gwen Lane: a blogger influencer focused on helping other individuals pursue their passions as their careers, Jon Wolske: Culture Evangelist for Zappos Insights, and Ben Ricciardi: Founder and CEO of creative agency, Times10. Panelists shared insights for individuals mapping out their careers, those looking to change jobs or those figuring out best tips on how to pursue their passion.

Capital One Spark Business presented “Finding Business Success with Bill Rancic” on June 29th in Chicago, IL. Bill Rancic, from “The Apprentice” is a small business expert, speaker and author of a New York Times best-selling book, ‘You’re Hired: How to Succeed in Business And Life’ was the featured speaker. He shared his experience, struggles, advice and best practices tailored to small business entrepreneurs. Sean J. Conlon, a businessman, real estate entrepreneur, investor, television personality and philanthropist, moderated the talk. Sean is currently the chairman and founder of Conlon & Co, CONLON/Christie’s International Real Estate, CONLON Commercial and Conlon Capital. He is also currently the co-host of The Deed which is an unscripted television series focused on real estate investing on CNBC.

CapXTalk “Navigating Disruption in the Middle Market” will take place on July 13 in New York, NY. Art Kleiner, Editor-in-Chief of PwC’s Strategy+Business will moderate the talk. He will be joined by panelists, Anat Lechner: Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations of Stern School of Business at NYU, Dave Kucera: Head of the Financial Institutions Group of Capital One Commercial Bank, and Jim Rothberg: General Partner of Route 66 Ventures. They will dive into the we dive into the impact of disruption on middle market companies, exploring how companies that make up this integral part of the American economy are preparing for and navigating through disruptive changes to their business models and industries.

Introducing FORA.tv Blast: Increase Viewership, Engagement and Reach of your Live Stream

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Event Video Services Specialists Expand Their Service Suite to Include Multi-Channel Live Streaming

FORA.tv, a full-service video solutions provider with headquarters in the Bay Area announced the launch of their FORA.tv Blast service which allows an event being live streamed to be broadcast to up to 30 different channels at once.

By using FORA.tv Blast, event organizers who are looking to reach multiple audiences on different platforms can do so with just one live stream event. Sometimes referred to as simulcasting, multicasting or a multiple destination webcast, FORA.tv’s Blast enables more audience engagement and increases reach and views for live streamed events.

FORA.tv has been providing video services since 2006 and prides itself on knowing all the ins and outs and potential issues that may arise during an event – and then being able to quickly solve these problems. An issue arose for a client where they had many unique audiences and different messaging for their followers on separate social media platforms. Choosing only one place to stream their event was not an option, so FORA.tv created a solution. FORA.tv’s expert technicians and engineers developed the technology to power the live stream concurrently on any channel and any platform with FORA.tv Blast.

Shelly Jones Jennings, VP/Director of Digital of Black Enterprise, had this to say, “With FORA.tv Blast, we tripled our viewership! Having the ability to allow our audience to use their preferred platform that they are familiar with, we saw a lot more engagement and sharing of our content – which provided more value to our sponsors.”

“Our solutions based business model positions us to develop software products that help our clients reach their event goals. We work in conjunction with event organizers of live events to enable them to be the rock stars within their organizations.” said FORA.tv’s CEO, Bob Appel.

Exponentially increase the reach of your event by using multiple live channels to communicate on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, your own website, your sponsor’s site, or any network, all at the same time with FORA.tv Blast. For more information, visit: fora.tv/blast

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About FORA.tv

FORA.tv specializes in professional video production, multi-channel live streaming and social marketing campaigns. Our mission to help you integrate all things video and our specialty is helping event organizers create, distribute and monetize video. We serve more than 500 organizations, ranging from Oracle to Capital One to Condé Nast. From single-camera shoots to full-scale conference video production, we have the industry expertise, knowledge and equipment to manage it all. Founded in 2006, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for high-quality services, responsiveness and results. With offices in California and New York, we serve customers both nationally and internationally. For more information, visit fora.tv/services

Vulture Festival, BounceX BEHAVE Conference, and Rogers Corporation Enroll FORA.tv Video Services

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Vulture continues to use FORA.tv video services for filming and post-production of their 2017 festival. Vulture.com, New York Magazine’s culture and entertainment site, hosts Vulture Festival, a pop-culture extravaganza celebrating the best of today’s television, music, film, comedy, and more. The festival took place May 20th and 21st at Milk Studios in New York City, with a weekend-long series of high-profile events.  Vulture is the go-to-site for everyone who lives, breathes, and consumes entertainment. Every year the festival brings together an eclectic group of artists with the aim to thrill fans of everything trendy. The list of talent appearing at this year’s Vulture Fest is a literal who’s who of TV, movies and music, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Aziz Ansari, Neil Patrick Harris, Connie Britton, Stephen Colbert, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Bacon, and Vince Vaughn, to name a few. FORA.tv will capture the Festival on film to extend the shelf life of the star-studded event.

BEHAVE annual 2017, hosted by BounceX, chose FORA.tv for video production of their two day conference in May. Bounce Exchange is a leader in cloud-based behavioral marketing and analytics software. Their conference, BEHAVE, is the second enterprise conversion assembly, which took everything great from WhichTestWon’s “The Live Event” and made it even better. Expanding on TLE’s success, BEHAVE is at the intersection of marketing, optimization, testing and behavioral psychology; seamlessly blending these diverse disciplines to deliver a truly unique 3-day event. By converging these fields, BEHAVE digs into the root of all conversions – human behavior. The conference was filled with a series of curated conversion conversations lead by the industry’s experts.

Rogers Corporation selected FORA.tv to manage and facilitate live streaming for their internal corporate communications town hall. Rogers Corporation is an American specialty materials company that was originally founded in 1832. Rogers operates both in the U.S. and around the world in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, China, Germany and Belgium. Rogers Corporation has three core business segments: Advanced Connectivity Solutions, Elastomeric Material Solutions and Power Electronics Solutions. Rogers continues to focus its research, development, and engineering investments on megatrends, a large, long-lasting, global shift in thinking or an approach that affects countries, industries and organizations, which drives global demand for a cleaner, safer, and more connected world.

Black Enterprise Magazine Partners with FORA.tv To Live Stream Multi-Day, Multi-Session Summits

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Black Enterprise continues their partnership with FORA.tv for two summits in March and May 2017. Black Enterprise is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, Black Enterprise has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.

Black Enterprise hosted the Women of Power Summit in Phoenix AZ, where FORA.tv was chosen to partner with them for this multi-day summit. Women of Power Summit is the premier event for women of color to gather for three days of networking, uplifting, supporting, sharing, developing and bonding. There were a number of informational talks given by powerful executives, decision-makers, influencers, and leaders that were live streamed using FORA.tv’s expert production team and Brightcove streaming technology.

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, which will take place May 17–20, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Houston. The summit is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of entrepreneurs attended by more than 1,000 business leaders. This year’s summit highlights include the celebration and awards ceremony honoring the 45th anniversary of the BE 100s—the annual ranking of the nation’s largest black businesses with combined revenues over $40 billion. Each year, small business owners and entrepreneurs from all over the country gather to take in advice from strategic, motivational, and leadership sessions designed to benefit emerging and established minority businesses.

The organization wanted to make the event available to a wide audience by live streaming the discussions. Black Enterprise also implemented FORA.tv’s Boost campaign to promote engagement around the event on Facebook and Twitter while providing added value to their sponsors. FORA.tv’s marketing team followed along with the live conferences to cut and promote the most exciting and informative highlights from the conference via FORA.tv’s Boost social media campaign. FORA.tv Blast was also used to multi-channel live stream the conference to their website and social media channels at the same time.

Gracenote, MediaX Conference, and King Abdullah University of Science Technology Utilize FORA.tv Video Services

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Gracenote is the world’s leading entertainment data and technology company. They power the top music services, consumer electronics companies, automakers, media companies and cable and satellite operators on the planet. At its core, Gracenote helps connect people with the entertainment they love most. Gracenote selected FORA.tv to manage and facilitate live streaming for several internal corporate communications events.

MediaX at Stanford University, continues to use FORA.tv video services for filming and post-production of their 2017 conference with the theme, “Sense-Making & Making Sense“. With digital tools, on April 20th, the #mediaX2017 Conference applied knowledge about human sense-making to our explorations of sensors and signals, information processing, analysis, and reasoning by machines. MediaX harnesses the drive of industry and the genius of Stanford to change the world. MediaX helps its members explore how the thoughtful use of technology can impact a range of fields, and research innovative ways for people to collaborate with the information, products, and industries of tomorrow.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in San Francisco comes on as a new client using FORA.tv to produce video for their recruitment efforts. KAUST’s attracts and develops top talent from the Kingdom and around the world, and allows its members to fulfill their intellectual potential in a state-of-the-art environment. FORA.tv captured footage of alumni interviews and produced a sizzle reel with custom editing.

SF Film Festival, National Constitution Center, and World Monuments Foundation Continue Using FORA.tv To Live Stream and Produce Video.

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The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery. Featuring some 150 films and live events at venues across the Bay Area, the landmark 60th anniversary ran April 5–19, and included more than 100 filmmakers in attendance. FORA.tv has been working with them for years and continues to power their most memorable events, along with a building a custom portal for them – SFFILM screening room – which you can visit at Films.FORA.tv. A notable live stream FORA.tv captured was Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. FORA.tv also filmed and post-produced footage for the festival, including William Hearst’s interview about Citizen Kane.  FORA.tv provided a dedicated editor who quickly turned around snippets of content for social media distribution.

The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibits and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition. FORA.tv live streamed their Freedom Day in Philadelphia which convened a host of luminaries — including leading thinkers on policy, innovation and national affairs — to discuss the changing nature of freedom in America, and examine threats and opportunities in the future.

The World Monuments Fund is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. Now celebrating 50 years, World Monuments Fund has orchestrated over 600 projects in 90 countries. FORA.tv will be in New York filming the 2017 Paul Mellon Lecture, The Life and Art of Historic Buildings presented by Principal of Selldorf Architects, Annabelle Selldorf.

Conde Nast partners with FORA.tv for Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party, The New Yorker’s Truth to Power, and Teen Vogue

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Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world’s most influential audiences. Attracting more than 100 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands, the company’s portfolio includes some of the most iconic titles in media including Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue and The New Yorker.

Vanity Fair’s annual invitation only Oscar-night bash after the 89th Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Wanting to give fans from all over the world the ability to view the red carpet and be a part of the exciting event, Vanity Fair live streamed the event. FORA.tv streamed the event on VanityFair.com, Facebook and Twitter. This was first time the event has ever been live streamed and it was a tremendous success. FORA.tv organized the full production of a 5 camera production on the red carpet and in a custom built studio. The broadcast featured panel discussions, red carpet interviews, and a stream to a screen in the studio for celebrity commentary.

The New Yorker and Public Theater present a four-series public forum, A Well-Ordered Nation. Over four evenings in the coming months, artists, thinkers, journalists, performers, and politicians will come together at to consider what it means to be responsible citizens and how culture can respond to politics in the age of Donald Trump. As each day brings fresh indications of how President Trump intends to reshape America, anxieties rise, protests continue, and the Administration’s vision of a new world order is watched around the globe with surprise and trepidation. The Public Theater and The New Yorker bring together a group of journalists and artists to examine what it means to tell truth to power. FORA.tv multi-channel live streamed two of the public forums using FORA.tv Blast.

Teen Vogue collaborated with FORA.tv when they live streamed a Beauty and the Beast roundtable discussion on Facebook. FORA.tv provided audio and live streamed Teen Vogue’s evening with Cleo Wade on the upcoming film at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York.

CapXTalks, Salesforce Incubator, Startup Conference, and TechConneXt Summit Partner with FORA.tv

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Four companies have partnered with FORA.tv to help fulfill a variety of video production services for technology-centered events. These events include several CapXTalks hosted by Capital One, Salesforce Incubator Series hosted by Salesforce, Start @ A Startup Conference hosted by Business Today, and TechConneXt Summit 2016 hosted by Black Enterprise.

“It’s so exciting to be delivering multi-platform live streaming services to technology companies,” said Bob Appel. “They develop and promote the latest in tech, we deliver the events live to a global audience.”

Capital One hosts a series of discussions called CapXTalks and invites financial planners, entrepreneurs, bankers, and more to discuss all things finance. Capital One wanted these discussions to be available to the public and worked with FORA.tv to live stream a total of six CapXTalks. For several of these events, FORA.tv’s marketing team worked alongside Capital One to identify ways to build awareness and audience. By sending out dedicated newsletters and promoting the events via paid social campaigns before, during, and after each event, more than 7,000 viewers tuned in to CapXTalks.

Knowing the importance of startups and incubators in the tech world, Salesforce organizes seminars that provide insights on how small companies, especially cloud-based, can become customer and community-focused. FORA.tv records these sessions for Salesforce so the organization can use them as learning tools to share in the future. Knowing there is a highly active audience on social media interested in new technology and the startup world, Salesforce utilized FORA.tv’s Boost campaign to promote these engaging conversations on Twitter.

In partnership with Sequoia Capital, Business Today’s Start @ a Startup Conference connects the brightest college students with representatives from startups from across the country for a weekend of educational and recruiting events. FORA.tv recorded sessions at Start @ a Startup Conference so Business Today could share the content with those not able attend the conference. Wanting a way to make new audiences aware and excited about the event next year, FORA.tv worked with Business Today to create a sizzle reel that the organization could use for future promotional materials.

Over the course of two days, Black Enterprise welcomed leaders in the technology community to TechConneXt Summit 2016 and encouraged conversations that would propel the industry. There were a number of informational talks given by professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers that were live streamed using FORA.tv’s expert production team and Brightcove streaming technology. Students from universities across the country were invited to compete in the 2016 BE Smart Hackathon, which was also live streamed. FORA.tv’s marketing team followed along with the live conference to cut and promote the most exciting and informative highlights from the conference via FORA.tv’s Boost social media campaign.

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New York Philharmonic, Orion Health, Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), California Health Care Foundation, and National Association of Mutual Companies (NAMIC) Sign as New Clients with FORA.tv

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San Francisco — FORA.tv announced today the addition of five new clients – New York Philharmonic, Orion Health, Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), California Health Care Foundation, and National Association of Mutual Companies (NAMIC).

The New York Philharmonic is in its 175th year, and to celebrate the momentous occasion, the symphony held an Opening Gala Concert under the direction of Conductor Alan Gilbert. Wanting to give fans from all over the world the ability to view the concert and be a part of the exciting event, New York Philharmonic decided to stream the concert via Facebook Live. Knowing FORA.tv has expertise in Facebook Live streaming and the ability to insert real-time graphics, New York Philharmonic turned to the company to facilitate the program’s live stream. More than 75,000 viewers tuned into the dynamic performance in real time.

Orion Health, a global health care platform, held its quarterly company meeting to keep its stakeholders informed of company news and updates. With offices all over the world, Orion Health knew that live streaming the event would give all of its employees and investors the ability to engage with each other during the meeting. FORA.tv applied a password protected gate on a custom Brightcove live stream player to ensure only those invited to join the meeting would have access to the information being discussed on the stream. The organization also took advantage of tlk.io chat technology to promote conversation and engagement from all viewers during the meeting.

With a goal of providing information about constitutional history, ConSource hosted its eighth annual Constitution Day celebration. With prestigious speakers such as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals Judge Robert Katzmann and Pace University School of Law Professor Emily Gold Waldman, ConSource wanted to make the event available to the public and asked FORA.tv to film and live stream the event.

California Health Care Foundation held an Opioid Safety Coalitions Convening to discuss ways communities can take action to fight the epidemic of opioid addiction and how public health officials are approaching the crisis. Wanting to inspire a conversation within the health care community, CHCF made the conference accessible for remote audiences via FORA.tv’s live streaming technology. CHCF also took advantage of tlk.io chat technology to allow viewers to converse and ask questions in real time.

Having worked with FORA.tv in 2015, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) turned to the video services company to facilitate its 121st Annual Convention. Over the two day conference, NAMIC employees and stakeholders were able to view the conference via live stream player that was facilitated by FORA.tv and hosted on NAMIC’s website.

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