BB: My planning for an episode usually starts a few weeks before. There have been episodes where there was no planning available. But usually our heroes are cast a few weeks before we meet them, so my team is usually able to go to the hero’s home beforehand. I don’t meet them, but I at least check out their space and get basic measurements. We often give them new flooring or window shades or kitchen cabinets, and those are the type of things where there is no way to do it the week of. So if we are planning on doing a big renovation, those things do have to be planned out. So we will usually go out there a week or two before, and we’ll figure out a game plan on the major things. … [Read more...] about Yes, Bobby Berk of ‘Queer Eye’ really does renovate homes in 3 days
Over the last couple of years, says Joe Yanarella, Bleacher Report’s editor in chief, the strategy has shifted away from volume to focusing on content that triggers social interaction. When producers identify a nugget, such as a recent interview with former NFL star Terry Holt in which he anointed Raiders rookie Amari Cooper the league’s top receiver, they broadcast it to every social platform. In the case of video, that means tailoring clips for each one, a painstaking process. … [Read more...] about How Bleacher Report is Winning Readers With Its Social-First Game Plan
For Astra, joining the program means the company can expand its innovation around financial automation. To date, the Fintech startup has developed the automated routines at the heart of its product through Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank transfers. Adding VisaNet to the available options for these routines will allow Astra to develop broader routine types and offer faster settlement times. … [Read more...] about Astra joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program in the U.S.