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Current Occupation: Managing Director, Moguldom Studios
Favorite website: I’m pretty sure it’s Twitter.com! Yes, I read via the website.
Favorite read: Anything non-fiction about business.
Recent read: Act Like a Lady, Think Like A man—this was for work purposes, I promise!
2012′s ultimate goal: Make it better than 2011!
Quote Governing Your Mission or a Quote that Inspires You: “”I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. ” It’s from Nehemiah 6:3, and reminds me to stay focused on whatever mission I’m looking to accomplish.
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Full disclosure: Madame Noire is owned by Moguldom Media Group. Phew, now that we got that out of the way, let’s get back to the task at hand. For this edition of Behind The Click, we highlight Liz Burr who is a techie in the video production world. She took her years of experience as a digital consultant and social media expert and applied it to her current position of managing director at Moguldom Studios, the video development arm of Moguldom Media Group.
What got you interested in tech?
I went to MIT initially as a Biology major, and many of my classmates were Computer Science majors, as this is a very popular major there. My classmates were always hacking things and making cool projects in their free time, and I felt left out because I couldn’t do any of those things. While I was very much an eager technology consumer in high school, I wanted to be able to make cool things without the help of my friends and classmates. After pledging my sorority (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.), we needed a new website for our local chapter. I decided that instead of asking my (male) friends to help me build it, I would teach myself. So, I taught myself HTML, CSS and I loved it! I felt so empowered. Since then I’ve continued to teach myself other coding languages, and am generally very curious about how things work. My mother also knew some programming languages, and when I was a kid I used to read through her college course books for fun, so maybe that helped empower me on some level.
Did you already know what you wanted to do by the time you got to MIT?
Yes and no. I knew I loved Biology, but that I didn’t want to be a doctor. I knew I loved media, but wasn’t sure how being at MIT would help me with a career in media. I entered MIT with the mindset that I would double major in Biology and Media Studies and see what happened from there. I ended up later realizing I didn’t love Biology for a career path as much as I thought I would. Trust me–I forced myself to stick with Biology for 3 years in college, but eventually I dropped it and focused more on majoring in MIT’s Comparative Media Studios program.
“She’s the Boss” Web Series Offers Candid Insights and Experiences of Leading African-American Women Entrepreneurs and Executives
August 9, 2011 – New York, NY – Moguldom Media Group, the leading digital media company that develops premium online publishing brands serving African-American audiences, has extended its fast-growing MadameNoire.com brand into online video with the premiere of “She’s the Boss”, an original webseries. Produced in conjunction with Moguldom Studios and sponsored by the General Mills Feeding Dreams program, “She’s the Boss” features an intimate view of the day-to-day activities of leading African-American businesswomen. Behind-the-scenes glimpses, advice, and interviews will inspire viewers of both genders across Moguldom’s audience of three million—and hold particular interest for the women who make up MadameNoire.com’s core fans.
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Like we mentioned before, Madame Noire and our lovely sister sites will be in New Orleans this year for the Essence Music Festival and while we’re down in the Big Easy, we want to give a budding videographer a chance to shine! We will be selecting one lucky college or graduate student to win a cash prize and work alongside our professional video team during the festival. No groupies please. The luck winner will be interacting with lots of celebrities as part of our event coverage, so only the mature need apply.
Think you have what it takes? Visit 24Wired for all the details on how to enter and win! Good luck!
Latest Moguldom Venture Extends Leading Online Black Media Brands While Opening Diverse Touch Points for Advertisers
Moguldom Media Group, an innovative new media company, today announced Moguldom Studios, a new initiative which will deliver unique and substantive online video and Web TV programming keyed to the African American experience.
Moguldom Studios is positioned to capitalize on the growing convergence of television and online programming, as the dramatic growth in online video draws increasing interest from both consumers and advertisers. As more people watch more forms of video content using more types of devices than ever, more than 77 percent of all U.S. Internet users will watch videos online by 2014 (eMarketer). Meanwhile, ad revenues for online video reached $627 million in the first half of 2010 alone, increasing 65 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous year (IAB).
Moguldom Studios will leverage the visibility of established Moguldom brands including Madamenoire.com, Bossip.com, Atlantapost.com, and Hiphopwired.com to engage loyal viewers in new ways while winning new fans through innovative online video. The original video content developed by Moguldom Studios will be aligned with existing Moguldom brands while bringing these publications together in a forthcoming simulcast video site. The addition of video will provide a new touch point for Moguldom advertisers, in addition to the social, mobile, and conventional online reach already delivered through the Moguldom portfolio.
The focus of Moguldom Studios will be to create high-quality original video entertainment, information, and motivation that mirrors the richness and diversity of the African American online audience, from those immersed in Hip-Hop culture to smart, savvy women to business and community leaders. Digital programming, including interviews with celebrities, politicians, entrepreneurs, and business leaders as well as content developed by a team of seasoned journalists and personalities, will offer a unique and compelling addition to today’s online multimedia mix.
“The demand for online video is booming among audiences of every description, including the discerning African American consumers who’ve made Moguldom’s online properties so successful,” said De’Juan Galloway, Director of Moguldom Studios. “I’m excited about the opportunity to meet this demand and build on the strong reputation for quality and relevance Moguldom has established over the past five years by providing the kind of unique video experiences our audience wants.”
Said Marve Frazier, Chief Creative Officer of Moguldom Media Group, “From the beginning, we’ve said that there’s no limit to how far Moguldom can go, and we’ve seen this play out in the many successful directions the business has taken us. Today, we expect Moguldom Studios to transform online video for black audiences; tomorrow, it wouldn’t surprise us to see the evolution of a fresh and new approach to African American television and movie content.”
About Moguldom Media Group
Moguldom Media Group is an innovative multimedia company that develops and manages premium digital publishing brands that capture the pulse of divergent segments of African Americans. Our leading brands are leveraged on multiple media fronts such as online video, mobile, radio, and social platforms such as Twitter.