return Home

Enhance your storytelling experience: visit the movie capital of the world

With the city’s roots in the movies, it is not surprising Los Angeles’ tech scene include several companies at the crossroads of storytelling and tech. FIPP is offering you a chance to visit some of these companies post the FIPP World Media Congress in Las Vegas (12-14 November) with a tour of LA’s Silicon Beach.

 

Silicon Beach, Los Angeles ()

 

The tour starts in the evening of 14 November (the Congress ends at 1pm on the 14th, leaving plenty of travel time to LA) with a sundowner networking event with local startup and business leaders and visits to five Silicon Beach companies on the 15th. More about the agenda below.

 

How to register

- If you want to register for the FIPP World Media Congress and the Silicon Beach Tour, you can do so through the normal Congress registration process here. Simply add the Tour option as you go through the process and the fee will automatically be added to your Congress check-out amount.

- If you have already registered for the Congress, but now want to add the Tour, please get in touch with Claire Jones at Claire@fipp.com or Natalie Butcher Natalie@fipp.com to assist with your registration.

- If you only want to join us for only the Tour and not Congress, get in touch with Claire or Natalie to register. Note for non-Congress participants there is an additional charge of $500 to the normal prices to join the tour.

Please note places for the tour are limited so it is best not to delay for too long if you want to book your place.

 

What to expect

Apart from a first evening of networking with local LA startup and other business leaders, companies we could visit include (please note, conversations are ongoing, so the agenda remains subject to change) include:

- Vertical Networks – co-owned by Snap, this is a studio focused solely on creating content for the mobile screen. Get insight into the making of vertical videos and the business models surround it.

- Young Turks – said to have the largest online news show in the world, they make half their revenues from a loyal base opting for various levels of paid-for membership. Hear how the do it.

- Yahoo/Verizon 5G – with 5G around the corner, a new shift on consumers’ consumption of media content is right around the corner. How prepared are you?

- YouTube Studios – walk through YouTube’s magnificent studio for YouTube influencers (with their thousands in into the millions of their subscribers). Hear from the Head of Studios as he takes you through a journey into the heart of influencer content generation.

- We will have a lunchtime speaker, likely from Cheddar, the financial news network for millennials recently acquired for $200 million. And we are planning a visit a tour of “Spruce the Goose” – this Google’s all new Los Angeles HQ built in the Howard Hughes plane hangar where the historic ‘Spruce Goose’ was built.

 

For more information

- Visit the FIPP World Congress website here

- Visit the Silicon Beach Tour web page here

Contact Claire Jones or Natalie Butcher for more

We hope to see you in Vegas and LA!

More like this

[FIPP Congress Q&A] Tech stacks: To buy or to build? That’s the question

[FIPP Congress Q&A] Meredith’s Liz Vaccariello: Parenting lessons at the Congress

[FIPP Congress Q&A] Meredith SVP on changing media ownership and future investment

[FIPP Congress Q&A] Seizing the Latin American opportunity

[FIPP Congress Q&A] Data and privacy: a new battleground

[FIPP Congress Q&A] Heroics at Trusted Media Brands

  • [FIPP Insight Report] Events in magazine media: how to convert them into a revenue source

    A new FIPP Insight Report looking at events in magazine media and how to convert them into a revenue source. The report, authored by Sadie Hale, examines contemporary event formats, monetisation, wider branding benefits, and provides a series of accounts and case studies from leading industry professionals including Hearst UK, NatGeo, Bonnier and more.   

    7th Oct 2019 Insight News
  • Print ‘thriving in wider publishing ecosystem’, finds UPM white paper

    Print continues to play a pivotal role in multi-platform, multi-channel strategies for publishers. This was one of the key takeaways from a presentation at FIPP Insider in Paris based on a UPM white paper on the future of media. 

    10th Oct 2019 Features
  • Low-friction models gaining traction to supplement magazine subscription strategies

    While magazine media has shifted to focus on reader revenue streams over the last 18 months or so, the landscape is still fraught with questions and uncertainties. No surprise then that subscriptions have been top of mind for media this year; the subject has been discussed at INMA's Subscription Summit, and snapshotted by FIPP's Global Digital Subscription Snapshot. 

    14th Oct 2019 Features
  • 10 startups solving key issues for media companies and magazine publishers

    The last few years have witnessed a renaissance in media focused startups. Powered by initiatives like Artificial Intelligence and blockchain, the new breed of companies have sought to answer some of the key issues that have dogged media and publishing companies for the past decade. How can they scale the amount of content they produce? How can they increase the number of people paying for it? And how best to harness social media to target new consumers and turn them into regular followers - and maybe even paying customers? Here, then, are ten new-ish companies that have all made great strides in their attempt to simplify the world of media.

    14th Oct 2019 Features
  • Chart of the week: Instagram is a favourite for influencer marketing

    Instagram scored the highest among marketers, who believe that the social media channel is the most effective for influencer campaigns. YouTube videos made a dent in Instagram’s stronghold of the top four best formats.

    7th Oct 2019 Insight News
Go to Full Site