Virtual Influencers

Virtual Influencers

A Response to: 'Virtual Influencers Make Real Money While Covid Locks Down Human Stars' by Vu Doan, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021In this post I offer my thoughts on emotional and business aspects that are being impacted by virtual influencers, and create a field for discussion and voice questions, all in response to a previous Bloomberg Business post by Thuy Ong in Nov 2020.One of the hottest trends in the influencer marketing industry nowadays is the appearance of virtual influencers. What even more surprising is the fact that they earn a seven-figure income per year, which is 252 times more than average workers in the UK in 2020. They also target social media platforms such as Instagram, Youtube, ... which were previously pre-dominant by human stars only, and they are getting a lot of support from the audience. So, will this phenomenon do more good than bad to the industry in the far future? Is it okay that virtual influencers make...
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Working in Media

Working in Media

Interview with a Media Professional by Victoria Harrison, Design Enterprise Studio Member, March 2021Firstly I would like to thank Molly Smith for taking the time to answer a few questions about her life, I hope these questions give students a good perspective towards life and challenges faced by media professionals today.So to start, please could you  introduce yourself and give a brief synopsis of your current career and any other media involvement?"I'm Molly. I've been in the media industry from 19 years old with a three year media production degree gap at 21years. I worked in corporate and private media industries until 2014 when I got a job with the BBC News. Triumphing various roles within the BBC from NTA, Series Producer, Floor Manager, to my current role: camera operator and video editor.Before the pandemic I was also involved in starting a live streaming company for club nights (https://www.sixseventymedia.com) – which has now been pulled back to studio streaming only as...
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Clients for 2020

Client Organisations for 2020/2021 After many months of ideation, planning and meetings with organisations and interested parties, the Design Enterprise Studio at UWE Bristol is  ready to launch. We are excited to announce the list of our first collaborators:Artstation  artstation.org.ukKarolina Ptaszkowska (via Bricks Bristol) karolinaptaszkowska.comCerberus Security Laboratories cerberus-laboratories.comGestetner 140 gestetner140.comGordon Downie gordondownie.netIC Visual Lab icvl.co.ukLifeskills lifeskills-bristol.org.ukRolls Royce www.rolls-royce.comThinkfully thinkfully.coTumaini Children's Charity tumainichildrenscharity.orgTV Production Partnership Ltd tvpp.tvUWE Digital Media uwedigitalmedia.comThe briefs include a variety of design challenges for our studio residents, ranging from web design to artistic collaborations, user research to social media strategies,  video production to business communication, and mobile app design to software development.We very much look forward to setting out on exciting journey together! ...
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Studio Blog

Studio Blog

Welcome to the Design Enterprise Studio Blog Design Enterprise Studio is a new scheme at UWE Bristol that offers local organisations free student consultancy in exchange for connecting with final year Creative Technologies students. The studio opened its doors in September 2020. Please contact mic.palmer@uwe.ac.uk for an informal chat about possible opportunities for collaboration. Whilst gaining experience in working with clients on near real-life projects, DES studio residents are also tasked to respond to current topics via blog posts. Topics may be inspired by previous experiences, may be exploring an emerging technology, or may contribute to an ongoing professional digital media debate. ...
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