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Twestival LIVE on Ustream, Thursday February 12, 2009

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Ustream is happy to be bringing you LIVE coverage from 4 of the World’s Largest Twitter fundraising drive locations this evening. Twestival is bringing together local communities to raise money and awareness for Charity: Water, an innovative non-profit dedicated to providing clean water to developing communities in desperate need.locations,

Below are the 4 events you’ll be able to watch LIVE right here on Ustream.TV!

LA Twestival:
Starting at 8pm PST and ending at 2am PST, LIVE from the 2,000 capacity Club 740, in downtown LA’s historic old Globe Theater Twestival LA will be featuring celebrity guests from in and out of the blogosphere, nationally headlining comedians and super-star DJs including:

Joe Rogan
Ben Morrison

Dov Davidoff

Nick Thune

Robtronik

iJustine
David Lawrence

And many more. If you can’t make it down to the event, or don’t live in LA please come watch with us here:

Dallas Twestival:
From 6pm-10pm CST, LIVE from the Mockingbird Station in downtown Dallas the will be live music, a comedy show at Hyena’s Comedy Club featuring Dallas’s finest, and a showing of Frost/Nixon at the Angelika starting at 7pm. If you live in the Dallas area, be sure to swing by for drink specials, photo booth fun, and much more. For more information tweet @DallasTwestival. Be sure to watch with us here:

Honolulu Twestival:

From 10pm-2am EST join Angela Keen, Maleko, and others for a great event LIVE from Oceans 808 at Restaurant Row for great food, drinks, music, and amazing giveaways including trips and much more! This event will be featuring Hawaiian celebrities and musicians including:
Guy Cruz

Anuhea

Mailani Makainai

The Band SunSet

Don’t miss any of this great event, and tune in with us here:

Bristol Testival:

From 6:30pm GMT – 11pm GMT LIVE from The Lanes this event will have free drinks for the first 100 people, raffles all night, half price bowling, and great guests featuring:

DJ Twang
Mango Factory
Kerry McCarthy MP
Fortune Drive
Leisure Allstars

Tune in here for all of the great LIVE performances:

The organizers of Twestival have made is easy to donate any amount by encouraging anyone and everyone to donate using Tipjoy.

We hope you enjoy these great events!

Get It Embedded: How to Attract Viewers to Your Live Shows, Part 2

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Inspired as I was by Matt’s Social Marketing entry, I wanted to add my 2 cents worth on the topic: embedded syndication.

By the way, we are completely open to your tips and tactics on how successful ways of promoting live online shows. Leave them in the comments, or write an entry about it in your own blog for us to link to.

Syndication: Get It Embedded

Sometimes it’s hard to get people to watch a show at a prescribed time. Instead of getting viewers to come to you, try going to where the eyeballs are already at.

Whenever possible, embed your stream on web properties that already have inborn traffic. Get stakeholders involved in promoting the show, and while you’re at it, give them your embed code to throw up alongside any online promotion they might do. Think strategically about all the stakeholders involved in your content, if/where they have an online presence, if any other web properties might be interested in these stakeholders, and how to get your stream up so that it makes sense for everyone involved.

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For example, if you have a guest musician on your show, have them throw up an embed to the video right on the destination page they might be promoting their appearance, whether it be a Myspace, a blog, or any other online social media presence. Perhaps this artist has an online fan club that might be interested in the content – shoot ‘em an embed code along with the URL. Perhaps the artist himself can put out a call in the beginning of the show to have his fans throw up the embedded video on their pages. And so on and so forth until the point of diminishing return.

It’s a way to hypnotize convert entice eyeballs that happen to be on any given stakeholder site during the actual live stream. The embed code is short, easy, and innately promiscuous; don’t be shy about sharing it far and wide!

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