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The New Branded Look: ETC Redesign

The brand new look of logo identity and website is a complete overhaul for the Entertainment Technology Center(ETC), which showcased a complete 360 degrees of integrated effort in both brand and digital platform for the ETcentric and ETcenter website. The branded experience is to convey relevant, creative technology and information for the broader audience. The look and feel connotes modern, clean, simple, innovative, sleek, high tech web 2.0, professional, scalable, intuitive, up-to-date and user-friendly website on few aspects such as dynamic user experience by engaging with less clicks.

The brand identity and digital communications site, designed and developed by 24Notion, is the first step in an integrated communications program for Entertainment Technology center. It includes ETcentric/ETcenter, which is an enhanced community engagement and development of digital web 3.0 portal. ETC has been on a mission to rediscover its identity and express it better through a redesign of its logo, visual assets and content delivery. These factors are key in a successful long-term growth in the company. The redesign is to depict the company’s energy and commitment to new era in evolution to reach a broader audience of entertainment and technology enthusiasts. The first phase of digital experience includes a launch of easy to navigate interface for browsing news stories, partnership only stories, highlights, resources, event information, social media component, as well as learning more about ETC as a whole.

The brand identity reinforces and enhances brand awareness for the ETC with a cohesive digital communications strategy and visitor experience. The site functionality serves as the purpose of news worthy, educational, and a one-source repository of all things ETC content-curated subject matters expert. Meanwhile, both etcenter.org and ETcentric digital marketing tool serve a few resources component for member-only discussion in white papers, digital and video sessions, breaking news and industry at large, and consortium of students’ engagement and information gathering/research platform for unique experiences.

The website’s new features include a complete and scalable multi-media front and back end design to customize the unique experience for current and new members. HTML 5, customizable javascript, CSS, SQL and PHP programming are a few key state of the art factors that launch this portal. Social engagement is embedded within the mix to create that sense of interactivity on current and future communities. New user-control features will make customizing the pages easier for consumers. Making a use of the full engagement on the web real estate helps ETC maximize the potential of curated content merged with visual storytelling.

The new high-impact design allows easier navigation, provides enhanced functionality, and encourages global site visitors to explore the merge of entertainment, media, and technology industry experts in bringing the publications right at your fingertips.

 

 

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Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC’s executive board. Verizon’s global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional services are used by media and entertainment companies to create, transport, manage and deliver digital content around the world, on any platform,  anytime.

ETC@USC is a nonprofit, member-funded entertainment technology think tank and research center, affiliated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders and catalysts in a neutral setting to explore issues related to the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Verizon’s participation on the executive board will provide media and entertainment companies with opportunities to learn how Verizon’s media-focused solutions, network and technology expertise can help the industry transform its future.

“The goal of the ETC@USC is to bring industry and technology experts together to develop the solutions that will propel us through the next 20 years,” said Kenneth Williams, CEO and executive director of the ETC@USC. “Verizon’s broad set of technologies and deep industry experience will provide a unique voice on the executive board. We look forward to their active participation.”

Scott Spector, global head of Verizon’s media and entertainment vertical, added: “Verizon is committed to the media and entertainment industry, and our participation with ETC@USC will allow us to support and potentially drive innovation in the industry. There’s a vast range of opportunities to integrate technology and improve everything from digital content production through digital distribution, creating an optimal experience for the industry.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and help shape tomorrow’s biggest ideas. With industry-specific solutions provided over Verizon’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit www.verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  ETC@USC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. (www.etcenter.org)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:  VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 108 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

VERIZON ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS ONLINE NEWS CENTER: News releases, blog posts, media contacts and other information are available in Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ online News Center at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/about/news. News from Verizon Enterprise Solutions is also available through an RSS feed at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/rss-options/.

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