VIDCON ASIA GOES DIGITAL WITH FIRST EVER VIDCON NOW ASIA GLOBAL SESSIONS THIS DECEMBERNovember 20, 2020 12:14 pm
VidCon Now, VidCon’s global virtual experience to debut in Singapore at the Singapore Media Festival
Initial Speakers for the Launch event include leading creators Patrick Starr, Mr Kate, Wengie and Jeff Yuman plus TikTok, iQiyi, IMDA and a special live appearance from kuki.bot
Singapore – November 20, 2020 – VidCon, the world’s largest celebration of online video and digital creators, launched VidCon Now, an ongoing digital experience this past summer. For the first time, this December, VidCon Asia will program local VidCon Now sessions featuring industry leaders and talent, as part of the prestigious Singapore Media Festival, supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The sessions will launch on December 3, with new VidCon Now Asia sessions programmed afterwards on a bi-weekly basis.
The VidCon Now Asia launch will be a specially curated 3.5 hour virtual event focused on the current and future of online and community-led media in Asia. Viewers can look forward to insights from innovative online video platforms, top creators exploring how they have moved from pitching other products to building their own brands and turning them into big business, and learning about the future of influencers as the world’s first synthetic AI transhuman – and her creators – share how AI will change media and marketing forever.
VidCon Now Asia bi-weekly programming will be scheduled throughout 2021 across all three of VidCon’s established tracks – Community, Creator, and Industry – presenting a mix of hands-on workshops helping creators and business build bigger audiences and drive more revenue, fireside chats and panels to help the media and creative industries understand the future of creator-first media, and discussions of the key issues facing media and marketing as it transforms from linear to on-demand and always on – all free of charge.
Through a unique mix of top creators, emerging stars, industry leaders, and insightful experts, the virtual experience will bring the best parts of VidCon to its Asian fans no matter where they are in the world.
Attendees can now view and register for programming at VidCon.com/now. New programming, creators, and speakers will be updated bi-weekly and available online in month long increments.
“Southeast Asia is one of the most innovative places in the world, with a huge
pool of creative talent. We are thrilled to once again be part of the Singapore Media Festival, and continue to bring the world’s experts to Singapore while we celebrate and include local businesses, creators, and experts. VidCon Now Asia will help drive the entire media ecosystem forward as creator- first media takes over more and more of media consumption, advertising dollars, and creative and technological innovation globally and in Asia,” said Jim Louderback, GM VidCon.
VidCon Now will be co-produced by production partners Branded.
VidCon is the world’s largest event for fans, creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. The flagship VidCon US event celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, welcoming 75,000 attendees and over 120 brand exhibitors. In 2020, VidCon launched VidCon Now, its first virtual experience that delivers ongoing weekly programming to its global fan base. Throughout the summer, VidCon Now brought the best of the IRL convention with over 150 virtual sessions across all three established tracks and closed out with nearly one million unique viewers, 1.3M total views, and over 9M minutes of watch time. In October 2020, VidCon Now relaunched as an ongoing, free digital offering. VidCon’s international presence continues to expand with 2021 events planned in Mexico City, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore, adding to its roster of global events in Australia and London. VidCon was founded by veteran YouTube creators John and Hank Green (Vlogbrothers) and was acquired by Viacom in 2018.
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Branded partners with organisations to create, produce, and commercialise integrated online and offline multimedia platforms that connect, engage, inform and entertain consumers. Branded’s award-winning owned-and-operated platforms include All That Matters, the premiere conference and connections hub for Asia’s music, sports, gaming and online entertainment industries, the Music Matters Live festival, and It’s A Girl Thing, an empowerment platform and touring festival for young women. Branded is also the founding partner of the YouTube FanFest and a production partner to global brands, media and organisations. Branded is staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multilingual and multi-talented individuals with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong and affiliations that reach all corners of the world.
Charmaine Huet ViacomCBS Networks Asia t: +65 6420 7240
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