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  • ZimmNews – November 21, 2014

    ZimmNews – November 21, 2014

    LPC Vision 2014 - Photos from the Livestock Publications Council 2014 Vision event in Kansas City, MO.

    ZimmNews – November 14, 2014

    ZimmNews – November 14, 2014

    2014 NAFB Convention - The 71st annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting was held in Kansas City, Mo and brought farm broadcasters from across teh country together.

    ZimmNews – November 7, 2014

    ZimmNews – November 7, 2014

    2014 Crop Health Labs Power Growers Seminar - Growers learn more about innovative plant sap analysis technology from Crop Health Labs and Advancing Eco Agriculture in Santa Clara, CA.

    ZimmNews – October 31, 2014

    ZimmNews – October 31, 2014

    2014 Develop with Deere - The 2014 Develop with Deere conference brings together John Deere and independent developers to explore new opportunities.

    ZimmNews – October 24, 2014

    ZimmNews – October 24, 2014

    2014 National FFA Convention - FFA members from across the country flooded the streets of Louisville, KY for the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 29 - Nov. 1. Our coverage was sponsored by FMC.

November ZimmNews

November ZimmNewsThe latest edition of ZimmNews has been delivered to in-boxes everywhere.

In case you didn’t get it or just want to look at it online then you can find it here: November ZimmNews

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I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading.

ZimmComm Making Major Web Server Expansion/Upgrade

This weekend we’re moving to a new server. Doesn’t that sound like fun? It’s kind of like moving your home. You’ve got to pack everything up, move it to a new location and then hope all is well. Which it will be.

So why are we doing it? Because we’ve continued to grow and are now hosting 26 different websites! Of course that doesn’t count others we manage on client servers.

So, basically we’re doubling our capacity and upgrading to some fantastic new server software which means our sites will perform even more reliably and faster. You shouldn’t notice anything during this move since we’ll have all sites up and running on both servers.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From ZimmComm New MediaHave a Happy Thanksgiving from ZimmComm New Media.

And just in case you want to know more, here’s what Wikipedia says about it:

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it’s a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. Thanksgiving is a North American holiday with the dates and whereabouts of the first Thanksgiving celebration a topic of modest contention. It has generally become a national secular holiday with religious origins. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida[1][2], the traditional “first Thanksgiving” is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.

Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members.

YouTube Still 800 Pound Gorilla

eMarketer Online Video GraphicTake a look at this graphic from eMarketer today. Where would you like to have your video? For those of you wondering why it doesn’t list YouTube, remember that Google owns it.

The networks’ online destinations are a popular place to view video, but Google’s YouTube is still the 800-pound gorilla in the video viewing space.

Google, including YouTube, has a 55.4% share of video viewing visits to online video site properties among US Internet users, according to September 2008 figures from Compete.

All four networks made it into the top 10, but market share for each is dwarfed by YouTube. NBC, in third place, garners a mere 3.9% of visits, but this marks the first time NBC has been in the top five. Fox Interactive Media also has a 3.9% share. ABC commands 2.8% of visits to online video sites, and CBS Interactive accounted for just 2%.

Now you know why I YouTube. Shouldn’t you? Or are you still into “controlling the visitor experience?”

October ZimmNews

October ZimmNewsThe latest edition of ZimmNews has been delivered to in-boxes everywhere.

In case you didn’t get it or just want to look at it online then you can find it here: October ZimmNews

Some highlights include:

I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading.

iPhone App Lets You Record Audio

Griffin iTalk SyncHey iPhone owners. Here’s some great news. A new application from Griffin that allows you to record onto your phone (or 2nd gen Touch).

Turn your iPhone into a high-quality recording device.

iTalk’s simple, intuitive user interface lets you start/stop, choose Good/Better/Best sample rates, and manage the list of your recordings, all with just one finger.

Run iTalk to record on your iPhone or 2nd generation iPod touch. Run iTalk Sync on your computer to transfer your recordings from your iPhone to your computer via Wi-Fi.

iTalk from Griffin Technology. A complete recording solution in the palm of your hand.

* High-quality handheld recording using your iPhone or iPod touch
* Easy, convenient user interface and controls
* Drag & drop wireless file transfers to your computer
* User-selectable 11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, or 44.10 kHz sample rates

Meredith Medland Director of ADM

Meredity MedlandThe Association of Downloadable Media has picked Meredith Medland, host of the LivingGreenShow.com, to fill their new Director position. We congratulate and welcome her.

Meredith has a unique combined experience in goal management, accountability consulting, downloadable content creation, message training as well as her past association experience. Her background in the online advertising industry also provides the experience needed as ADM serves its constituents in the areas of advertising and sponsorship support.

Meredith’s responsibility will include supporting, tracking and reporting on mission-critical association projects to member constituents. ADM is a volunteer-run trade association with projects organized through its committee structure so Meredith will focus on tracking the work being done on the committees.

Her initial priority tasks include managing the process we’re going through to culminate in an advertising effectiveness research report, educating the market about the value of downloadable media through a series of deliverables and outreach, and continuing the association’s membership growth by working closely with the Membership Commitee.

You can expect that Meredith will be a capable “conduit” between what we are doing on a volunteer basis as members, and an effective project manager and “outcomes tracker.” Her position is part time based on our limited budget, and while the core work will still be achieved by members in the committees, she will provide transparency, and a holistic tracking approach to our collective work. Please join me in welcoming Meredith to the Director position.

Meredith’s background is further described below. I hope that you will agree she is an optimal choice to move our initiatives forward and will take a moment to introduce yourself to her and let her know both the support you’ve provided thus far to the ADM as well as any ideas and feedback you have for the future.

This is a very positive step forward in staying focused on our mission and our priorities and I look forward to our continued momentum.

Warm Regards,
Chris MacDonald

Looking Ahead to the Next Verson of WordPress

The latest version of WordPress is out and thanks to a heads up from Podcasting News you can watch creator Matt Mullenweg show us what to expect when this latest release comes out next month.

September ZimmNews

September ZimmNewsThe latest edition of ZimmNews has now been delivered to in-boxes everywhere.

In case you didn’t get it or just want to look at it online then you can find it here: September ZimmNews

Some highlights include:

I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading.

State of the Blogoshpere From Technorati

TechnoratiTechnorati, the blog indexing authority, is releasing its annual “State of the Blogosphere” in 5 installments. Here’s an example of information from the first one.

Technorati Blogger ChartBloggers Self-Identified as Personal, Professional, or Corporate

Bloggers are not a homogenous group. One way of segmenting bloggers is by their blog type:

* Personal: blog about topics of personal interest not associated with your work
* Professional: blog about your industry and profession but not in an official capacity for your company
* Corporate: blog for your company in an official capacity

Four out of five bloggers are personal bloggers who blog about topics of personal interest. About half of bloggers are professional bloggers — blogging is not necessarily their full-time job, but they blog about their industry or profession in an unofficial capacity. 12% of bloggers blog in an official capacity for their company.

Of course, these groups are not mutually exclusive. More than half of professional and corporate bloggers are also personal bloggers. This could be on a separate blog, or they may blog about personal interests within their professional blog.

Where do you fit in?