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January 2, 2014
We work in a lively and exciting industry, so we could almost certainly say this every year, but nevertheless: 2013 has been a great year for innovations, campaigns, technologies and initiatives within the children and family space. We witnessed a new children’s apps category get created on iTunes, kids TV series published on mobile devices before airing on TV; we witnessed programmed TV being less and less popular with certain audience categories whilst the OTT boxes went from strength to strength. We were in awe to see 3D printing take a bigger step towards the mainstream consumer market and devices such as Oculus Rift being made available to public.
November 20, 2013
The Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the year was just announced, and the winner is (drumrolls please) ‘selfie’. Given that the frequency of use of this word increased by 17,000% in the last year, it comes with little surprise that the decision was virtually unanimous.
In the light of the victory of the selfie, I thought this is a good moment to give you an update about some of the latest stats and interesting news from the world of photography-based social networks.
October 22, 2013
Here at Little Big, we help our clients create experiences that put smiles on the faces of children, young people and their families.
Yes, digital is a very important part to that. So too are live events and exhibitions, and the ways in which technology can make them even more memorable. That’s why we’re delighted Sarah has now joined us as Partner at The Little Big Partnership.
October 9, 2013
“I would there were no age between 10 and three-and-20, or that youth would sleep out the rest, for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting.”
Shakespeare’s words, not mine. A bit harsh, I would argue, but fascinatingly relevant of some of the myths and stereotypes about teenagers that are still around today. Ranging from the 2006 controversial reports about Britain’s adults being scared of the youth (1.5M of Britons thought about moving away from their local area due to young people hanging around and 1.7M reported avoiding going out after dark as a direct results of youths gathering), to talks about their extensive social media usage and self-obsession (selfie, anyone?) – the myths about teenagers are aplenty.
September 30, 2013
We’re delighted to share that Marc has joined us as Partner at Little Big.
Previously, he was Head of Digital at Children’s BBC, where he oversaw development of the three core products – children’s iPlayer, CBeebies and CBBC – along with numerous online and interactive television support services for the likes of Blue Peter, Tracey Beaker and Horrible Histories. Read more…