Oscar winning documentary filmmaker and liberal political commentator Michael Moore will be releasing his next film, Slacker Uprising on September 23rd — online, for free. His subject are the young voters in red states who decide to get actively involved in the political process. No more slacking, they’re going to register and they’re going to vote (to Moore’s liking hopefully…)
Fragments of the film are bound to go viral, given Moore’s public persona, the hot-button issues in today’s political environment and the social statement the film makes. Mass media will cover it and push it to broader circles. Can’t wait to see slacker games emerge…
Idil has devised marketing and communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations for 20 years. She is the author of 'Implementing Word of Mouth Marketing: Online Strategies to Identify Influencers, Craft Stories and Draw Customers' (Wiley, 2010), as well as numerous industry briefs and articles on online communications.
Idil has been a public speaker on word-of-mouth marketing, women and ethnic minorities’ use of digital communications, and e-CRM. She has been widely quoted in trade journals and newspapers such as CNet news, CBS Market Watch, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Sun Times, Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times and the New York Times. In 2010, she was selected ‘Digital Communicator of the Year’ by PRNews.
Idil is currently VP of Media Analytics at Nielsen, working with public sector, technology and telecom clients, gauging their advertising and brand communication effectiveness. She also serves on the Ad Council’s Research Committee.
Previously, she was a VP of Client Development at NM Incite – a Nielsen / McKinsey company, identifying and amplifying business opportunities in social media for clients. Prior to her roles at Nielsen, Cakim was a Senior Vice President in the global PR agency Golin’s digital practice and a Director of Burson-Marsteller’s think tank—the Knowledge Development group.
A native of Istanbul, she holds an M.A. in Communication from the Annenberg School at University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College.
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I got a nice email from Simon Owens, the blogger behind Bloggasm and contributor to PBS’s MediaShift. He wrote an article about Robert Greenwald, the filmmaker whose company Brave New Films, distributes Michael Moore’s documentary. Here’s the link:>>http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2008/09/youtube_activismhow_greenwalds.html>>The article and the Brave New Films’ YouTube channel are certainly worth checking out.