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At 2:36pm on July 3, 2007, Marc Cameron said…
Hi,
my name's Marc and I'm the Group Director of Seven, an online and print magazine based in the UK.

I'm currently looking for the right investment to secure the future of a project and would love to meet anyone who can offer advice or help.

I've been working on the project for nearly three years and it has been an amazing experience.

When we secured an interview with Christian Bale, having only been online for six months, it reinforced my belief that this is a special project and one I want more people around the globe to know about.

If you'd like to know more, feel free to contact me.
At 3:18pm on July 3, 2007, Steve said…
Marc

I like the mag and its themes, there is a very large global audience with perspectives, wants and fears that are barely represented....an interesting cultural spectrum of not so small niches.

I'd like to hear a little more about the project and your perception of the target audience.
At 3:51pm on July 3, 2007, Steve said…
Same group we're targetting, only for us it's the ABC's with young children learning to read and speak foreign languages (or EFL for the international audience).

I'll have a look at the links later
At 10:32pm on July 5, 2007, Steve said…
worked late and been travelling all day, just got back...i'll have a looksy tonight.

blabber
At 11:27am on July 6, 2007, Steve said…
marc
apologies, but i can't find those links on either your or my comment section/blog or email....can you re post them for me....
At 7:15pm on July 8, 2007, StPFrDYF2007 said…
Hi Marc, thanks for the invite. Good luck to your goals!!!!
At 10:32pm on July 8, 2007, Steve said…
marc

The links seem encouraging, as they all carry elements of a common theme, crucial to a developing 'identity'...... i guess the problem is to maintain momentum in terms of genrating PR to build on such promising exposure. I like the idea of establishing thematic narratives associated with the work of NGO's and 'kindred' businesses. Through that network, you should be able to generate some original stories..even if only items are covered as comment pieces, either through invited writers or in house, it may be possible to do agenda setting pieces that could develop a kind of viral traction.....and so broader referencing....

The reality TV issue feeds into that....i guess the name and shame (or simple identification) is an issue of risk and reward....if it's libellous and you cannot prove it, then not worth the risk....if it's 'public interest', funny or both, then why not....but it does depend on the context.

If this reality thing is for this blog only....i'd leave the names out until you're sure of the audience....good stuff is wasted on a duff head count and tease them a little to get the thread moving.

As for the mag, what such a strategy (the reality TV bust) seems to have going for it is solid identification and thematic development, although the audience my be a little bit 'mediacentric' ...and so your call, but it may have legs in terms of the development of profile and add a nice activist hue to the narrative. The issues you wish to draw attention to have a common underlying theme of violence - using a fairly flexible definition - and there is no way of avoiding engagement with the underbelly of cause and consequence....i gues that means without a little bite and attitude, there's a danger of being perceived as a little precious, even specious.....a fashion or fad .... fleeting and inconsequential, no matter how momentarily ego satisfying...bite and meat are necessary.....which carries risks of course, but nothing compared to those of limted exposure or worse, unmoved or unispired readers cannot be converted into paying customers.

Just thought

Blabber

How to give it legs.....seems to me you need an agenda and some good stories (not necessarily pure text either....a powerful visual style is important)....you have some good contacts and calls, there is so much out there uninvestigated and questioned....or presented from a very parrtial view....it can be low cost, sassy and smart....'events dear boy' as i was reminded today....carry opportunitites to comment, promote and argue....you are the spice....
At 10:38pm on July 10, 2007, 5280 Lasers said…
Hi Marc,

Thanks for the invite. Look forward to hearing from you. Take care.
At 3:17pm on July 17, 2007, Mondesir Mondelus said…
Thanks for the invitation!
At 12:11pm on August 26, 2007, Henrik Danbjoerg said…
Just added you as friend - where did you learn about me, through Hans Henrik?
At 10:58pm on April 3, 2008, Juliana Pedra said…
Hi Marc,
Thanks dor adding me. I hope Opencoffee can help us to our goals!
At 12:31pm on April 16, 2008, Eun Jung said…
Hi Marc,

Thanks for the invitation!
At 1:35pm on April 16, 2008, Will Miller said…
Hi Marc,

Great to hear from you.

You and others may be interested in our upcoming website.

Launching in the UK at the end of May 2008, cmypitch.com will be the online community for entrepreneurs. Using video, the website will connect entrepreneurs and small business owners with sources of funding, advice, opportunities and service providers. For example, entrepreneurs can upload a 2 minute video pitch seeking investment – think Dragons’ Den ® meets YouTube®.

We are currently seeking entrepreneurs that want to pitch for funding using video. The pitch will be hosted on our website for 5 months for free. In addition, we can offer you free video production for your pitch(limited availability).

If this interests you please contact me to discuss next steps. In the meantime please register your interest in our site at www.cmypitch.com or email info@cmypitch.com.

Regards,

Will Miller
At 8:58pm on April 18, 2008, Craig said…
Hi, let me know when you want to write an article on us....
At 9:06pm on April 28, 2008, Paul Reid said…
Hi Marc, wow, dont know anyone with a magazine -looks cool!
At 5:41pm on April 29, 2008, James Hurley said…
Hi Marc, hope things are going well, I think I wrote something for you guys a couple of years ago!
At 9:46pm on June 6, 2008, Amitaksha said…
Hey Marc, thanks for inviting me. Your work looks great, would like to keep in touch
At 10:24am on June 20, 2008, Nela said…
Hi Mark. I agree with your way of searching the better network for exploring business oportunities for your ideas.
Lets start with introduction. I am interested about exploring UK market. Look www.pumpi.com.mk and tell me your opinion about print and online advertising. Maybe you can advise me something interesting. And have a nice day ;-)
At 1:33pm on June 20, 2008, Paul Cartwright Branding said…
Hello Mark, thanks for the invitation. I'm new to this site, but think it's interesting and am glad I'm on board.
If I can be of any help, then say hello.
At 1:56pm on June 20, 2008, Alena said…
Hello Marc,
Thanks for the invitation!

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