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Blessed Are the Geeks?

Posted by  Martin Walton on February 10, 2021

There is a lot of buzz on the internet at the moment surrounding the ‘Rise of the Introvert’. A quick search and you’ll find several articles on the subject from notable publishers, some of whom you may even have heard.  The notion is that current restrictions on our social and work lives are actually beneficial to a large number of people – estimated to be somewhere between a third and half of the population.

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Topics: Insider

Reinvention

Posted by  Anna Green on December 1, 2020

It’s been a year of upheaval, disruption and change. But it has also been a time of innovation, creativity and reinvention. There have certainly been silver linings and unexpected opportunities for some industries and individuals. With Christmas around the corner, it may surprise you to hear that industry analysts predict an unanticipated boom for toy makers, despite all the turmoil, as parents have hunkered down with children at home. In fact, some retailers warn of a toy shortage. But it’s the classics such as LEGO, Barbie and Monopoly that are tipped as top of the Christmas toy list.

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Topics: News, Industry Insights

The modern miracle of green screen technology

Posted by  Anna Green on November 26, 2020

Green screen was hailed a ‘miracle of technology’ on the latest edition of The Oprah Conversation, enabling an in-person interview between Oprah and Barack Obama, who were actually filmed from opposite coasts.

How does this miracle work, what’s the science behind it and who discovered it in the first place?

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Topics: Industry Insights, Tips

Drawing a line between the digital

Posted by  Anna Green on October 7, 2020

Drawing a line between the digital

We’re currently in the middle of Inktober, a month-long challenge where artists post one ink-drawn work for each day of October according to a series of prompts.

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 and the creative online event has got bigger every year, Instagram being the perfect place for a global community of artists to show off their creations and give each other feedback and encouragement.

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Topics: Industry Insights, Tips

The Magic of a Stellar Script

Posted by  Anna Green on September 23, 2020

The Magic of a Stellar Script

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Topics: Industry Insights

Navigate the Digital Wave

Posted by  Matt Green on September 2, 2020

Crush is hands down the coolest Disney Pixar character ever. The 150-year-old sea turtle and duuuuude of the ocean has a laid-back surfer attitude that lets him go with the flow. But Crush is no drifter, he’s more than happy to help Marlin and Dory find their way when he encounters them on their search for Nemo.

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What Now?

Posted by  Diane Carters on August 24, 2020

Planning for an uncertain future in the new events landscape

If you work in events, you live in the future. That future is your next event and could be anything from one week, to one month or even a year away – if you have the luxury of a lead time that long! During lockdown, live events ceased to exist almost overnight and calendars that were packed with site visits, client meetings and events were completely erased. For those of us used to running on adrenaline and flat whites, it was like someone had pulled the plug.

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Topics: Industry Insights

The Art of Showcalling

Posted by  Anna Green on July 30, 2020

Q&A with Broadsword’s Production Director, Bruce Teggart.

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Topics: Industry Insights

Presenting in the Virtual Arena

Posted by  Anna Green on July 16, 2020

At Broadsword we pride ourselves on our attention to detail. The little (and sometimes most obvious) things really do make a difference. As presenting in the virtual event arena is the new norm, we’d like to share a selection of top tips.

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Topics: Industry Insights, Tips