I was asked by Glen Mulcahy to speak about livestreaming at the MoJoFest 2018 – a Mobile Journalism Conference in Ireland. After some back and forth thinking if I should participate (this being my first speaking engagement), I confirmed my participation and I´m very happy I took this chance. I had no idea what to expect and was exhilarated that the 3-day event was perfefctly organized. The experts talked at length and gave me insights to mobile live productions, social livestreaming, VR/AR, the latest gadgets etc. I also met very talented attendees and media personalities while enjoying the beautiful Irish city of Galway, Ireland.
Am I a MoJo or MoBro or even a MoLiBro?
From MoJoCon to MoJoFest
The Mobile Journalism Conference (MoJoCon) started in 2015 ran by Glen Mulcahy for RTÉ (an irish tv broadcaster). Once a year Mobile Journalists, Content Creators, Marketers, PR Managers and Advertisers all come together for a 3-day event in Ireland. They share their knowledge and experiences at various panels and workshops. This year MoJoCon was renamed to MoJoFest. It still has the same concept, with the same organization team around Glen Mulcahy and the support of RTÉ.
400 attendees and 55 speakers took part in the MoJoFest 2018, in Galway Ireland (May 29th-31st). There were daily 4 panels and 5 workshops with topics like; Smartphone Photography, Mobile Filmmaking, Storytelling, Vlogging/Influencer Marketing, Instagram vs Snapchat, Content Marketing, Mobile Journalism Roadmap, Live Streaming and 360/VR/AR.
My presentation at MoJoFest 2018
At the panel „Mobile Livestreaming… where to now?“ I spoke about social livestreaming with a focus on Periscope. I presented some exciting features and best cases of Periscope and social livestreaming in general. Furthermore I showed some international livestreaming trends with a view to the China livestreaming market. The feedback afterwards was very positive. The audience had no idea what useful and unique features Periscope is offering to its users. Also you can find feedback about my presentation in some Twitter posts below.
Periscope is a sleeping giant, powerful but under-advertised.
My MoJoFest panelist partners
Peter Stewart – „The Live Guy“ from London, UK; author of the world’s first book on live-streaming, has worked for the BBC and commercial broadcasters for 30 years. He is currently a digital and social media producer, and is the author of several other books on media production and journalism.
Heike Stiegler – „Mrs. Mobile“ from Nuremberg, Germany; a Mobile Journalist for a German TV broadcaster, runs her own two podcast shows. She is a lecturer for audio and video production and storytelling, and she teaches online-editors and social media mangers at a distance-learning university.
Marcel Anderwert from Zurich, Switzerland; is a reporter and correspondent with Swiss public broadcaster SRF, he shoots TV reports with his iPhone and is involved in the mojo community. He has done dozens of mojo reports and live standups for broadcast TV, and he has established mojo trainings at SRF in Zürich and works as a mojo trainer.
A big thank you to our panel moderator Krishna De who did an amazing job. Krishna is a digital communications strategist and social media marketing speaker, commentator, educator and mentor and is a judge of numerous leading digital marketing awards.
Feedback on Twitter
Although many people sometimes do not have @PeriscopeCo on mind, happy to hear @DanaC_ at @mojofestival, also passionate about the amount of features and possibility @Twitter and @PeriscopeCo offer! #mojofest pic.twitter.com/ipCXCnd8d8
— Pipo Serrano (@piposerrano) May 31, 2018
— Christian Payne (@Documentally) May 31, 2018
— Fiona Maguire (@Mamma_Magic) May 31, 2018
— the MOJournalist aka @Ruhrnalist (@MOJOnalist) May 31, 2018
Interesting insights from @marcelanderwert and @Danac_ at #mojofest session on #Mobile #Livestreaming
This technique has come a long way since 09’ Today newsoutles can use FaceTime feeds directly in tv broadcasts and Periscope is very much alive with exciting features #mojo #live pic.twitter.com/W1kQdxV6QV
— Davidson Ro (@Davidson_RoRo) May 31, 2018