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Everyone’s been so very kind with well-wishing regarding my new role at pulvermedia. Thank you for that. I’ve also received several emails asking me what it is I’ll be doing, or what the company does, etc. Here’s the company line:
pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company that specializes in building communities and providing marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. As the foremost integrated media services company, pulvermedia is ideally poised to deliver a vast range of messages to a wide variety of different audiences, including technology buyers and sellers, government regulators, industry analysts, luminaries, pundits and bloggers.
I’m tasked with making Video On the Net and the surrounding community ecosystem a successful collection of relationships.
If the core function of pulvermedia is to build communities, it’s great that my title is Community Developer. My role is to build energy, community, buzz, conversations, and relationships around internet tv and movies. I’m tasked with working directly with Jeff Pulver on further developing the Video On the Net community, including the trade show, the magazine, the Pulver.tv and Pulver Radio brands.
Built into this role is attending conferences as a representative of pulvermedia, reaching out the disruptors and fringe players of the internet video community. I’ll be hosting some of my own meetups, to extend the conversation to others in the video community.
This includes the fact that part of my job duties includes continuing to work on PodCamp with Christopher S. Penn. Makes sense to you, right?
As part of this gig, I also can work on PulverTV and PulverRadio and some of the other brands that Jeff has built up to do his own internet radio and TV work. Yes, this includes being able to podcast on the job.
Grasshopper New Media
Lots of folks asked me what this means to Grasshopper New Media, my pre-launch audio and video content network startup. I’ve talked with the Executive Producers, and we’re still going full steam ahead. In fact, related to my post, Big Wave to Surf for Podcasters, we’re all thinking of ways to expand, to extend the brand, to walk the talk of building full, rich content experiences for our audiences.
Grasshopper will continue. Don’t worry about that. I’ll have more news on that shortly, regarding how I’ll keep that ball in the air, but rest assured that I haven’t abandoned my interest in creating new media, nor can I imagine Jeff saying, “Well, you shouldn’t be podcasting.” Wouldn’t that be counter to developing the community? Instead, I’ll just find a way to keep that a passion role for the time being, and focus my energies on developing the internet tv and movie world and pulvermedia’s relationship to it.
A huge part of my job entails participating in conferences, meeting new players in this realm, and representing pulvermedia where I can help the conversation move forward, as well. If you’re aware of cool conferences or meetups or groups of video enthusiasts, etc, that you think I should know about, please share that with me. I’m looking.
I’ll also be traveling a bit (few times a month, I’m thinking) and that means more chances to meet some of my friends I’ve made through this site. Please, by all means, get in touch if you want to meet up when I’m out and about on the conference tour scene. I’d love very much to check in with you and say howdy. I’ll be publishing my calendar, once I have a clue what it’ll entail.
Video On the Net Spring 2007
The next Video On the Net show will be March 20-22 in San Jose, CA. It’ll be my first stab at helping develop the conversation, build the brand, and raise the roof. I’d love your help and participation. Are you paying attention to any particularly interesting developments? Watching any cool internet tv series or commentaries or movies? Know some independent film makers that you think I should know? Talk to me.
Thanks again for everything. You’re a big part of all the great things that’ve happened to me in 2006.