We recently shared five reasons why it’s worth checking out Hill Holliday’s TVnext event in Boston in two weeks, and now we’re excited to offer Lost Remote readers 30% admission. When purchasing your tickets just use code LostRemote and the discount should kick in.
The event is shaping up to have an impressive lineup. The guy behind the PBS documentary that we said you shouldn’t miss will be keynoting the event. Executive Producer Tom Yellin isn’t your average social TV expert, which is what makes him especially exciting. He’s an expert on TV characters, which is the definition of TV whether it be linear, social, interactive, or anything else. We’re curious to learn what Tom makes of all this social TV hullabaloo and to see if he himself has dabbled on the social web as he produces content.
The other exciting keynoter will be Chris Gorham (who unfortunately still has an underscore in his Twitter handle) who stars in USA Networks’ Covert Affairs. In his recent guest post on Lost Remote, MTV’s Jacob Shwirtz wrote about the importance of including those who make TV in the social TV conversation. This piece was especially interesting because it led to a great conversation in the comments. Mike Proulx and his team have definitely taken a big step in the social TV event world in making sure more TV makers were at the center. Shwirtz is also correct that by next year there should be even more content producers and characters involved.