A Screachy Christmas Story

It’s closing in on Christmas. You know what that means.

Tinsel. Presents. The same eight songs again and again. Festive drinks and nuclear hangovers. And, of course, that special moment when companies get all wistful and start reminiscing about all they’ve done in the last 12 months.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

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What we learned about second screen from a national TV pilot

People say second screen is an awesome opportunity. Some even say it’s the future. But there’s no handbook out there on how to do it right.

This year, we developed a second-screen app for popular documentary show Dispatches as part of a 26-episode pilot with Channel 4 and production company Standing Stone. It was an interesting experience, and was even nominated for a British  Journalism Award.

Here are a few of the things we learned from the experience.