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At ConSol, we recognise that the digital industry can be hugely complex and there’s often a lack of forum around issues, for instance with regard to online video. As such, we partnered with Stream Foundations to host the first in a series of online video thought leadership events which took place today.
The event, which was held at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London, received an excellent turnout so thanks to all those who attended! Here, we heard from leading experts in the world of video, content and enterprise on one of the most prominent issues in the video world today… monetisation. Topics explored were centred around how much online video is worth to a business, the value of Big Data when it comes to video advertising, strategies to source meaningful and effective content, and what the future holds for online video money.
ConSol has seen our clients revolutionise the web from new VoD solutions to video software and hugely interactive advertising campaigns – Consumers expect more from their web experience because the companies that attended today have pushed the boundaries.
A big thank you to all of our speakers for taking the time to share their knowledge with us: Cameron Church, Founder of Stream Foundations; Rags Gupta, CCO of Videoplaza; Brian Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of Adap.tv Europe; Laura Gaffney, Senior VP of Business Development at Unruly Media (USA); Rhys McLachlan, Head of Corporate Development of Videology; Dominic Perkins commercial development director at IPC and Jamie Wilson, MD of UK Sales at Perform.
We understand the importance of sharing expert thought back into the industry, so if you’d like to find out more about what was discussed in this event, we will be producing a whitepaper on this topic. Watch this space!
Developing your career should be a top priority regardless of whether you’re looking to work your way up the internal ladder, or move on to a new challenge elsewhere. But it is all too easy when trying to progress to become subservient; someone who is compliant and obedient.
As you look to make a good impression to potential new employers or current line managers, appeasing them can be a popular choice. After all why would you disagree with someone who holds your career in their hands? But this behaviour could actually put you on the back foot in comparison to other individuals willing to voice their opinion.
Consider what the interviewer or your line manager is looking for. Will they be after someone who is a continual ‘yes man’, or someone who acts as a credible consultant and adds value to the business? The latter is obviously the more beneficial investment.
So how can you banish subservience?
First off, remember that you are an expert in your field and people will want to employ you for that reason, so don’t undermine your value. If you lack confidence in yourself, this will reflect to others externally.
And don’t be afraid to be honest – if you have a particular suggestion which you feel will benefit the company and highlight your knowledge, make your point known. If you are concerned about causing conflict, ask yourself why you disagree. If you can validate your argument, then it is worth raising it.
Don’t disagree simply for the sake of it though. Ask the interviewer or your manager why they have come to a particular decision, then voice any queries you have. Finally, but perhaps more importantly, if you are disagreeing with a particular argument, make sure you have an alternative in mind. Providing a solution will not only stand you in good stead, but will also really emphasise your expertise and build professional respect amongst your peers.
Global Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Market worth $7.4 Billion by 2013
Content team achieve biggest billing month in 5 years!
The Web Development team join the Tesco PSL and make our first hires in their Technology team.
Communications Division is seeing significant growth with customer’s in the LATAM region in both the Mobile and Security space.
This week Everything Everywheres LTE service goes live in the in the UK. Mobile customers on this network are braced for home broadband speeds on the their mobile devices.
Nick Miller joins from Glotel to build up the EMEA IP Comms Consultancy business.
Web Development add AOL to its client list and place two developers into their web team.
Communications division increases ConSol’s global footprint by making placements in our 39th country, Turkey.
The Content Team continues to grow with key hires focused on Content Security, CDN & E-commerce.
Mobile team supports a key client in Switzerland as part of a large mobile network migration.
Some of the ConSol team participated in London’s City Race 2012. This was a lot of fun and encouraged some friendly competition between the staff.
We are pleased to announce ConSol have been shortlisted as a finalist for BEST SPECIALIST RECRUITER at the Global Recruiter Awards. Our focus on the internet supply chain via communication, content and development technologies has paid dividends over the past 4 years.
This is a big achievement and another award nomination in recognition of our efforts and success.
ConSol were delighted to be shortlisted for ‘Best IT Recruitment Agency’ at the Recruiter Awards 2012. The event was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on the 2nd of May and 12 of the ConSol team were in attendance at the black tie event. It was great to be mixing with the ‘industry heavyweights’ and to be part of such a vibrant industry. Although not winning the nomination alone was a massive achievement for this growing business, and is proof that ConSol are at the forefront of the IT Recruitment Industry.
Communications Division return from a successful trip to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Great to meet our customers and develop new relationships whilst meeting highly skilled candidates.
The Web Development team does more great work placing high level staff with leading digital agencies such as Publicis, M & C Saatchi, FMG, Tribal DDB and Hearst Digital.
Content Division continued their expansion with 3 new hires focused on the CDN and Video markets.
- Communications team have just returned from a successful trip to the Middle East, huge investment, lots of growth!!
- The Web Development team assist ITV’s Drupal implementation for their new look website
- The Content team win 2 exclusive CDN hiring projects – multiple roles across EMEA.
- The Content team react to increased market demand with 3 new hires focused on Cloud/SaaS.
On the 14th of July some of the ConSol team participated in London’s City Race 2011. This was a lot of fun and encouraged some friendly competition between the staff. Richard Howard completed the race in just over 21 minutes making him the ConSol winner!