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AHA MEDIA was very pleased and excited to attend Wantsa Launch Yacht Cruise in Vancouver on June 10, 2009

June 16, 2009 4 comments

AHA MEDIA was very pleased and excited to attend the beta launch party of  Wantsa.com which is a personalized search engine for your social network.

Wantsa.com evening  cruise was held on the Spirit of Two Thousand & Ten – Spirit Yacht Charters is a new, 120 foot mega Yacht.  It is the most luxurious yacht in Vancouver and the Pacific NorthWest. spiritoftwentyten.com

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About Wantsa

We are a private company owned and operated by social entrepreneurs who are focused on making a positive impact on the world through partnerships and delivering strong triple bottom line results. Wantsa is currently held by a small number of founding partners, key executives, and initial funding partners.

Vision
A world where businesses, causes and consumers are united in creating abundance for all.

Mission
To create an economic engine for positive change using social media.

Strategy
To combine personal recommendations with positive change using our social media-based platform and services, thereby redefining the future of online advertising and charitable giving.

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Special guests were invited to attend  Wantsa.com  luxurious yacht cruise in Vancouver on Wednesday June 10, 2009 :)

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Wantsa… has developed a technology that will allow members of social networks to….

Get personal recommendations for the things they want from the people they trust.

Find deals, discounts and incentives from recommended businesses.

Make a difference while getting what they want.

Wantsa… has developed a technology that will allow members of social networks to….

Get personal recommendations for the things they want from the people they trust.

Find deals, discounts and incentives from recommended businesses.

Make a difference while getting what they want.

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In our following video of the yacht cruise, David Strebinger, CEO of Wantsa speaks about Wantsa.com

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Colleen Coplick, Director of Social Media is a wonderful host to the guests of the Wantsa.com yacht cruise.

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 TeeJay Garcia was the roving photographer during the yacht cruise and is the web developer and designer of Wantsa.com

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Order of speaking appearances of our Wantsa.com video :)

Captain                  http://www.spiritoftwentyten.com

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Peter Davies             Reporter                   www.AHAMEDIA.ca

Wantsa Peter solo

Colleen Coplick          Director of Social Media   www.Wantsa.com

Simon Pearson-Roach      Director of Operations     www.canvaslounge.ca

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David Strebinger         CEO                        www.Wantsa.com

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Lorraine Murphy                                     www.raincoaster.com

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Timothy Jones Garcia      Web Designer              www.Wantsa.com

Rob Jones                               www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

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This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone

April is about making films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone

Photo of April by Timothy Garcia

** With great thanks to Rob Jones of http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com for his creative post production assistance! :) **

AHA MEDIA thanks  WANTSA very much for inviting us! We say it’s the event of the summer and we had an amazing memorable time!! :)

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Wantsa Yacht Cruise June 10, 2009 Peter and David

Please see 125 photos on our Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157619723419661/

AHA MEDIA with Rob Jones, Vancouver Music Writer at Mojave CD Release Party at Cafe Deux Soleils in Vancouver

June 2, 2009 Leave a comment

April Smith of AHA MEDIA was honored and pleased to be a mobile new media photographer, videographer, and live twitter caster for Rob Jones ( @Clippernolan) a Vancouver Music Writer at Mojave CD Release Party at Cafe Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive in Vancouver on May 30, 2009

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Below is a photo of Paul Jarvis of Mojave http://www.myspace.com/mojave and Rob Jones http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

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” Anomalous Disturbances” was also featured during the evening perfomance.

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For a full review of Mojave CD Release Party, please read Rob Jones’ article at http://kl.am/tBv :)

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To see 36 Mojave photos, please see our Flickr http://tinyurl.com/mot64n

To see 6 Mojave Videos,  please see  http://tinyurl.com/c3clyd

It was a memorable Mojave evening! :)

April Smith’s first film project with Rob Jones – “Industry”

June 1, 2009 Leave a comment

As AHA MEDIA learns more about Media,  we are always seeking to become better in all skill sets :)

Recently, April Smith had the amazing opportunities to learn more about video editing with Rob Jones, a Vancouver Music Writer. 

Please see his Music Review site at http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

With much thanks to Rob Jones and his patience, please view our short film called “Industry” 

Using a Nokia N95 cameraphone, April Smith follows a bee’s journey as it follows its instinct to make sweet honey from flowers :)
 
“Industry” is 2 minutes and 15 seconds

Most recently, Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson and Dr. David Suzuki spoke about “greening” our city and the importance of bees. Even our new Vancouver Convention Centre has beehives on the roof! :)

To read more about David Suzuki and the importance of bees

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Conservation/Endangered_Species/pollinators/bees.asp

To read more about beehives on Vancouver Convention Centre

http://www.cityfarmer.info/category/bees/

Many thanks to Rob Jones at http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com

AHA MEDIA hopes that this short film is the first of many great ” Smith-Meets-Jones” Productions to come! :)

AHA MEDIA is proud to be the Media Sponsor for the Vancouver Bloggers MeetUp at St. Regis Bar and Grill in Vancouver May 28, 2009

June 1, 2009 3 comments

AHA NEDIA was pleased to be the Media Sponsor of the Vancouver Bloggers MeetUp at the St. Regis Bar and Grill in Vancouver May 28, 2009.

The Regis Room located downstairs at the St. Regis Grill is a very spacious, welcoming room. Food highlights of the evening included the huge plates of  Nachos in which many bloggers took multiple photos to remember.

 Chef  Gerry Kleinhout and his friendly kitchen staff  went beyond their normal duties to help secure a power cord for our tech tools to charge which was very much appreciated :)

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Raul Pacheco with fellow speakers Lorraine Murphy, Colleen Coplick and Shane Gibson on a social media etiquette panel to help educate Vancouver Bloggers

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AGENDA

6:00-6:15 pm – Welcoming remarks (Raul)
6:15-7:00 pm – Shane, Lorraine and Raul opening commentary
7:00-7:45 pm – Discussion and moderation (Colleen and panel)
7:45-8:15 pm – Open discussion

Raul Pacheco http://www.hummingbird604.com

Shane Gibson http://www.closingbigger.net/

Lorraine Murphy http://www.raincoaster.com

Colleen Coplick http://www.missmanifesto.com/missmanifesto

ABSTRACT

Rules, Norms and Web 2.0: Etiquette in an Era of Evolutionary Social [Dis]Organization

Etiquette is frequently seen as a constraining set of behavioral rules, delineating what behaviors are appropriate within a certain social arena and which are not. But in a context of online multiverses, each with its own culture and demographic, what is truly the “right” thing, and how can we know it? Culture clashes and rapid evolution of social norms are ubiquitous in social media: why? What is appropriate etiquette? Is it portable across platforms? What are the ‘right’ kind of rules and norms in an unruly arena such as the online social media world? The participants in this panel will engage in a conversation about what constitutes etiquette, whether or not it relates to a moral imperative, whether it emerges as self-appointed leaders create specific sets of norms and discuss the evolution of etiquette in emergent social media. The implications for codes of behavior and etiquette in Web 2.0 are also discussed.

Many thanks to Chef Gerry Kleinhout’s own personal warm hospitality and attentive staff at the St Regis Bar and Grill helped to make a stress free and successful Vancouve Bloggers MeetUp.  

Below is a photo of Chef Gerry Kleinhout graciously giving  April Smith cheesecake after filming an informative evening of social media etiquette. The lucky folks who were able to sample the cheesecake remarked that it was very delicious!

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To see 41 photos, please see our Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157618966470046/

To see 10 videos of the Social Media Etiquette Panel, please see our Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA MEDIA at One Cool Word 2nd annual “Spring Fling” Release Party at Biltmore Hotel Vancouver

May 22, 2009 Leave a comment

 

April Smith of AHA MEDIA was honored and pleased to be invited by Rob Jones, a Vancouver Music blogger as his supportive  multimedia content producer for the One Cool Word  2nd annual “Spring Fling” Release Party happened at the Biltmore Hotel in Vancouver. http://www.onecoolword.com

Please read the write up of the event!!!

The following was covered and contributed by Rob Jones of The Delete Bin on behalf of Miss604.com.

http://tinyurl.com/rd484w 

Below is a photo  Rob Jones  http://www.clippernolan.wordpress.com holding the handbill of One Cool Word

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April Smith of AHA MEDIA  was honored and pleased to be the mobile new media photographer, videographer, test livestreaming cameraphone operator, and live twitter caster to support  Rob Jones’ writing on behalf of Rebecca Bollwitt aka Miss 604 http://www.miss604.com

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To see 87 photos of the event, please see our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157618500005861/

To see videos of the event, please see our Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/AHAFILM

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spring-fling-poster

“ the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees ”

When:
May 20th, 2009 – 8pm

Where:
The Biltmore, 395 Kingsway

The cherry blossom’s are blooming and ocw’s 2nd annual “Spring Fling” Release Party is almost here!

Featuring:

The Contemporary Lovers www.myspace.com/thecontemporarylovers
Creaking Planks www.myspace.com/creakingplanks

Analog Bell Service www.myspace.com/analogbellservice

Fur Bearing Animals www.myspace.com/furbearinganimals

…and special guest models from

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School! Bring your sketchbook!

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