Daily Dish 7-30-12: Facebook Photos Redesign, Olympics Round-up, and Corporate Member News

Are you over the Queen of England jumping off the helicopter with James Bond? Neither are we.

And now, onto today’s top news…

Facebook Timeline Photos Redesign Lets You Blow Up Favorites 4X Larger, Shows Tagged Shots First

By Josh Constine – TechCrunch

Considering you’re usually most interested in tagged photos of friends, especially when you first become friends with someone, the redesign gives you access to the most relevant content first. …read more


Twitter Users Disrupt the BBC’s Olympics Cycling Coverage

By Todd Wasserman – Mashable

Spectators using Twitter jammed the transmissions of data from Sunday’s men’s cycling race, disrupting the BBC’s coverage of the event, according to Olympics organizers. …read more


NBC’s Olympic Trials: In Quest For Ratings Gold, It Can’t Stumble

By Michael Calderone – Huffington Post

On a recent morning, [NBCUniversal chief executive Steve] Burke wasn’t thinking about risks. He focused instead on rewards, while talking up the London games from Studio 8H, the legendary home of Saturday Night Live. The Olympics, he said, are vital “for the soul of the company,” along with its brand, financial future and ability to showcase the many different parts of NBCUniversal and Comcast. “There’s nothing more important to us than the Olympics.” …read more


thinkLA Corporate Member News

Special Treatment for Olympics Brands In MediaMind’s Digital War Room

By Matt Kapko – Clickz

As part of the planning, MediaMind, a division of distribution platform DG and a thinkLA corporate member, worked with NBC Olympics to develop a custom online ad format and build the ad units that NBC will deliver for its partner brands. …read more


thinkLA Corporate Member News

Phelps Extends its International Reach with the Merger of the World’s Leading Indie Agency Networks

Integrated marketing communications agency The Phelps Group, a thinkLA corporate member, which represents the ICOM ad agency network in Southern California, is now a member of the world’s biggest and broadest independent advertising and marketing communications network, called ICOM+IN, as two leading global indie networks join forces to form a stronger international resource for clients. …read more

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