Visual Eye Media helps Macy's make live stream history
Visual Eye Media made some history of its own with Macy's on Sunday July 18, 2010, when it successfully produced its first live stream in Atlanta, Ga.
VEM helped Macys.com live stream a cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Tyler Florence which was part of Macy's Culinary Council series.
"Other than a few minor technical issues, the live stream went off without a hitch," said Visual Eye Media's Sr. Producer Amani Channel. "It was truly a team effort. The Macys.com team did a great job making sure we had all of our bases covered during this event."
This was also a first for Macy's, which had never live streamed a Culinary Council demonstration directly to its Website.
The production was coordinated through the social marketing company Everywhere. The Project Manager of the live stream Erica Hartfield said, "Thank you so much Amani for executing the live stream for us on the Macy's website. They were more than pleased."
On Wednesday July 14, 2010, Visual Eye Media's Senior Producer Amani Channel received the distinguished recognition of being honored with a 40 Under 40 Award from the New Leaders Council.
The 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes professionals across the United States who are leaders of change, innovators in their respective fields and influencers.
"I am humbled by this award, and thankful to be included in this group of outstanding leaders," Channel said. "You will be amazed if you take a look at the work that all of the winners are doing to make thier communities, this nation, and world a better place."
Amani Channel Partners with Poynter Institute for Webinar
Award-winning producer and new media expert Amani Channel shares tips, tricks and techniques that every journalist should know in this age of smartphones and digital media. You will learn how to livestream video from your phone to the Web, break news using Twitter, and how to syndicate your content across social networks.
Channel will also explain how to build your online brand through social media and how it can help you stay viable during these tough economic times.
Visual Eye Media Sponsors Black College Football Hall of Fame
On Saturday February 20, 2010, Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams, Pro Bowl MVP James Harris and several other notables like Jon Gruden, Arthur Blank and Ambassador Andrew Young will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, for the inaugural enshrinement ceremony for the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
Eight outstanding players, two coaches, and one contributor are among those being inducted into the BCFHOF, which was established in 2009 by Williams and Harris. Both former NFL stars have made a personal commitment to preserve the legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).