When the Olympics roll around every four years, the 16-day extravaganza unites the world in a celebration of sport. But with two cities withdrawing their bids for 2024, the event’s prestige is in doubt. Can reconnecting with its core values make the Olympics – and its sponsors – more appealing?
From televised musical spectaculars to streams of explosions on Periscope, live news and entertainment is available in more varied and accessible forms than ever. But in a multi-channel, multiplatform universe, how do you go about finding an audience for what’s happening right now?
Rather than dramatically breaking into the mainstream, virtual reality has slowly acquiesced into the collective consciousness. The arena of sport, however, provides a unique opportunity for the tech, potentially transforming these perennial pastimes for fans, players and sponsors alike.
With on-demand services thriving and viewer numbers falling, is the golden age of TV over? Canvas8 spoke with Alan Wolk, author of Over the top: How the internet is slowly (but surely) changing the television industry, about how TV will adapt and whether the traditional ad model will survive.
From Just Giving Facebook updates to wearing H&M’s Conscious Collection, public displays of philanthropy have become a symbol of status. But does it really matter that these new do-gooders are motivated only by people seeing them do good if the outcome is still positive?