Left to right (from top): Top MIPBlog contributors Nuno Bernardo, Angela Natividad (with new friend Dougie Colon…); Simon Staffans and Stuart Dredge


2013 was a year full of hopes, surprises and opportunities for the TV industry. Indeed, judging by MIPBlog’s most-shared topics this year, anything’s possible in 2014!

Our most tweeted and liked post of 2013 was our interview with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, about the UN Global Education First Initiative launch event at MIPTV 2013. His session, which you can watch in full here, clearly demonstrated the power of TV to bring about positive change in the world. Other highlights of the year included Facebook’s vision of social TV today, as seen by partnerships VP, Dan Rose last MIPCOM and reported by Angela Natividad; Nuno Bernardo exploring the real implications of transmedia production; and Simon Staffans wondering whether the term “transmedia” is still relevant, now pretty much everything is multiplatform…

New territories, new ways of making TV: Stuart Dredge‘s coverage of last MIPCOM’s panel on African television drew a lot of attention, as did our interview with Daniel Ravner of Armoza Formats, presenting the world’s first-ever crowdsourced TV format… And our web review featuring Spielberg and Lucas talking about “Internet TV” and the future of the industry made us wonder if it’s the end of Hollywood as we know it…

Last but not least, the influence of digital on kids TV and MIPJunior’s International Pitch were among MIPCOM’s trendiest topics, thanks to Juliet Tzabar and Stuart Dredge respectively. Tzabar was just one of countless contributors recruited by Descience‘s Mike Dicks, another outstanding MIPBlog contributor himself. Thank you sir!

So huge thanks to all our 2013 contributors, and to you, dear readers, for not just “viewing” these posts, but for sharing them as well. We wish you a wonderful 2014, and hope to see you here and at future MIP Markets, of course!


MIPBlog’s most-shared posts of 2013

1. Interview with Gordon Brown: “Education is a Silent Emergency” (167 shares)

2. Angela Natividad: Liveblog: MIPCOM Keynote with Facebook’s Dan Rose (143)

3. Nuno Bernardo: 5 key Transmedia challenges… or opportunities! (136)

4. Stuart Dredge: Liveblog: It’s Time for Africa (131)

5. Nuno Bernardo: Developing your Transmedia project needn’t be a mammoth task! (126)

6. TV Trends Web Review: Spielberg & Lucas: Hollywood doomed, “Internet TV” the future (123)

7. Interview with Daniel Ravner: Creating “TV by the people” (107)

8. Juliet Tzabar: Why putting digital first is good for kids TV (101)

9. (Both posts got 91 shares!)
Stuart Dredge: MIPJunior International pitch 2013
– Simon Staffans: Transmedia is Dead: Long Live Transmedia!



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As Head of Social Media for Reed MIDEM, James Martin oversees social strategy and deployment for B2B events MIPTV and MIPCOM, Midem (music industry) and MIPIM & MAPIC (real estate & retail). He is based in Reed MIDEM's Paris office.

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