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Tenant Spotlight with Jonathan Skogmo

Jonathan Skogmo is the CEO of Jukin' Media Inc.
Jonathan Skogmo is the founder and CEO of Jukin’ Media Inc.

Jonathan Skogmo is the founder and CEO of Jukin’ Media Inc. Their content has been seen on Bravo, MTV, and FOX, among other networks. Fans love the popular video “Husky Says No To Kennel,” which depicts a beautiful defiant husky laying down and literally saying “No!” to his masters at every command (watch here). Jon is currently a tenant at our flagship location in Hollywood, and we’re so proud to have witnessed his success and growth.  We recently caught up with Jonathan to learn what Jukin’ Media Inc. is all about and his vision for his company’s future…

Jon, please describe the industry you’re in.
We’re in the digital media industry. And, more specifically, our focus is on-line video.

How would you describe your company in one sentence?
We reward viral-style video creators by monetizing their video content and bringing it to a larger audience.

Your company was founded in 2009. What key changes have you seen take place in the industry since then?
The industry is moving so fast that the changes from year to year are immense, let alone a five-year span. One thing that’s definitely changed is that on-line video consumption has exploded!  Viewership continues to rise and brands and advertisers are shifting serious ad dollars into digital media.
What’s in the future for Jukin’ Media?
Bigger rewards for our members. We are developing new business relationships and strategic partnerships that will be an enormous boost to our member community. Our list of media partners continues to grow, so our members are seeing their videos on more and more media outlets, TV shows, and ad campaigns.


You Can Now Watch TV on Twitter

Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo is in talks with NBCU and Comcast for the new "See It" feature.
Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo is in talks with NBCU and Comcast for the new “See It” feature.

NBCUniversal announced last month that they have partnered with Twitter to bring television to the booming social media platform. Expected to begin this month, Comcast engineers created a new feature that will be available to millions of Xfinity customers called “See It.” Twitter users will be able to access TV shows, movies, and sports directly from a tweet, which will give them the option to “See It.” In addition, customers can set their DVR or even buy theater tickets through Fandango. The technology will cover the various NBCU networks including NBC, CNBC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen and E!.

This partnership comes amid Twitter’s move towards being the social media platform for television. Twitter compliments the live viewing experience, which has lured Comcast into drawing up a deal. Comcast wants “See It” to be an instant online remote control, which they hope will get the audience even more engaged with what they are watching.

This partnership also brings to light a new forum for advertising. They are hoping that NBCU’s advertising clients will see the benefit of “See It” and lead them to expand their TV and digital sponsorships to Twitter. Comcast and Twitter are already in talks with distribution partners and television networks to use this “See It” feature to promote their content.

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‘Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’ on E!

The "Rich Kids of Instagram" Tumblr will be making its debut on E! on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
The “Rich Kids of Instagram” Tumblr will be making its debut on E! on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.

If you haven’t already seen it, “The Rich Kids of Instagram” is a Tumblr page that compiles the Instagram photos of ridiculously rich kids and the things they do with that money. As the Tumblr page descriptions says, “They have more money than you and this is what they do.” These rich kids are not associated with this blog, but those with their pictures regularly posted will now be making a TV debut. E! has announced that they are developing a new unscripted series called Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. The show will revolve around a group of 20-something year old friends living a life of extreme wealth that got noticed in Instagram. The children of some of Los Angeles’ most elite families and billionaire moguls play together against the backdrop of extreme wealth.

The show will be aired on E! and produced by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment. The show is expected to be highly popular, like the other shows that have revolved around Beverly Hills’ wealth, such as Beverly Hills, 90210 and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Bravo’s Shah’s of Sunset have also set precedent as the well-to-do young residents of the posh neighborhood shared their lavish lives with America.

Haven’t seen the “Rich Kids of Instagram” Tumblr yet? Check it out here:

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The Million Dollar Listing Men are Back

Madison, Josh and Josh are back for Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles which premiered its 6th season on August 7.
Madison, Josh and Josh are back for Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles which premiered its 6th season on August 7.

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles is back just in time for the summer. The reality show returned for its sixth season on Bravo after first premiering in 2006. The trio of real estate agents Madison Hildebrand, Josh Flagg and Josh Altman are ready to lay down the law as they take care of some of the biggest real estate deals in Los Angeles. The real estate ranges between Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Malibu, and there isn’t a single property that we wouldn’t kill to live in.

The hit Bravo show chronicles the professional and personal lives of three extravagant real estate agents as they sell high-end Los Angeles properties. The show also gives viewers a tiny glimpse into the world of high-priced real estate in LA. The real estate agents get into drama with each other and with their rich but crazy clients, all while selling multi-million dollar homes.

The series created the spin-off, Million Dollar Listing New York which premiered in March of 2012. Bravo has another similar television show Flipping Out and Interior Therapy which both star Jeff Lewis, an eccentric real estate guru who is great at what he does. Flipping Out premiered in 2007 and will be starting its 7th season later this year. Interior Therapy is relatively new having only premiered last year, but they are already preparing for its 2nd season later this year.