Know Your Audience: A Ring-necked Duck in Germany

10,000 Birds

One of the most important topics – apart from grammar lessons and coffee breaks – rotated around knowing your audience. and so I figured that a profound analysis of my audience might also help me in my blogging career here on your favourite blog. So, who then is my audience?

Morrissey Talks Animal Abuse, Shocks Concert Audience


So seriously he is willing to walk away from conversations with new people he finds out are meat eaters and slam everyone from the president Read More The post Morrissey Talks Animal Abuse, Shocks Concert Audience appeared first on Ecorazzi. Morrissey takes his veganism seriously.


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3 Horrible Lies You Tell Yourself about Why You’re not Ready to Grow Your Online Audience.

Elephant Journal

I’m not ready to share my message with a big online audience! Here’s the weird, trippy secret: Boulder Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Work Featured Today audience audience growth being in the spotlight getting attention getting over fears just getting started Lies overcoming perfectionism the social web writing your message your purposeI don’t even know what exactly my message is yet.

How to Share your Story to Attract your Ideal Audience.

Elephant Journal

The thought of sharing and being vulnerable in front of their audience is super scary. When I share with my clients why it’s important to share their story to grow their business and brand, they resist. I mean after all we’re experts, do we want to share such deep emotions and be so raw with […].

"The workshop is open to a limited and selected audience"

Environmental Economics

The workshop is open to a limited and selected audience.

We should be targeting the audience, not the advertisement


Another day goes by, and another Facebook post begs me to focus on a single issue campaign that is ineffective. Today, someone shared a petition being passed around that is begging Loblaw’s, one of Canada’s largest grocery retailers, to remove a deceptive advertisement immediately. The ad in question depicts a deli-meat sandwich with the phrase “Made with love. Raised without antibiotics or hormones” stamped across it.

Scientists: Is It So Hard to Know Your Audiences?

Nature Conservancy - Science

I began as I usually do — touting the importance of knowing your audience. We can’t all hire social scientists to do audience analyses for us. But is it really so hard to know your audiences? It’s become fashionable among science communicators to call for an applied science of science communication to guide practitioners — a field that would create a playbook on what works for various audiences in which situations.

Lebanon’s Trash Gets an Audience With The (B)IM Project Play

Green Prophet

Judging by the reaction of audience members (“it brought tears to my eyes,” “we’re watching a horror film”), 10453 has done well to plant a seed. We’ve often wondered: do people in the Middle East just not see the trash that has taken over their lives ? 10453: A Story About Life in 1 km2 of Trash answers that question with a roaring yes.

PETA Urges “Contagion” Audience to Learn about Real Contagions from Factory Farms


PETA will be distributing leaflets to audiences viewing the movie, “Contagion,” in a new campaign to keep people informed about real pandemics they believe are coming from factory farms and the meat industry. The movie, filled with some fabulous celebrities including presidential hopeful Matt Damon, follows the events of a deadly virus outbreak in humanity. [.]. Animals Causes Film/TV People gwyneth paltrow matt damon

With Chris Brown in the audience, President Obama gave this stirring message to the Grammys.

Elephant Journal

Domestic Violence. Abuse. Date Rape. Let’s support those who go through it, and end tolerance for those who perpetuate it—whether directly or through their example. One note: so much music pushes a hyper-sexualized female on young viewers—and many of those oversexualized women are stars. ItsOnUs #50dollarsnot50shades For more: This review of Chris Brown’s latest album […].

Green Planet Water in a 100% Plant-Based Bottle Keeps “The Rosie Show” Audience Happy and Hydrated

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Category innovator Green Planet Bottling is delighted to provide Green Planet Water to “The Rosie Show” studio audience for the show’s debut season. Green Planet will provide water for the studio audience before the show, in the green room, for the talent and staff at Harpo Studios, as well as for prizes in Rosie’s Gift Bag Giveaway.

A Hot Tip for (More) Mindful Communication.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) audience editing elephant journal listening mindful communication reading writing We can’t make another take our bread all we can do is offer sustenance. We shouldn''t even assume that they are hungry at all, just because they may be skinny or have holes in their clothes.

H2.O: Announcing a New Platform for Water Activists

Conservancy Talk

to engage new audiences in our freshwater work and to create an online community of water activists. is an effort to engage a new audience that is actively online, engaged in social issues, and contributing to philanthropic causes, but largely unaware of our work. These, and other audiences, need to be engaged in conservation—and we can’t wait for them to find us. Water Conservation Adam Freed conservation audiences digital media Fresh Water H2.O

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Marchesi Biscardo – Corvina della Provincia di Verona (2017)

10,000 Birds

Opportunistic entrepreneurs and clever meme crafters seized on the similarity to produce tee shirts , bumper stickers , and jokey Internet images appealing only to one of the smallest of niche audiences imaginable – birders.

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Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt

Blue Earth

Nissan introduces Leaf EV to South Africa with candid camera stunt : To introduce the all-electric Leaf to the new South African audience, Nissan decided to use a bit of humor by pranking gas station attendants. Combustion oriented cars now have some real competition around the world. The part I like best? No smell

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Quote of the Day: Yep, I'm REALLY that guy

Environmental Economics

  Because the audience was supposed to be* a mix of academics, industry-types, government officials, and graduate students, I decided to give the keynote blog-style (non-technical and UNscholarly).    *Turned out to be an all academic audience.  "Are you REALLY the guy that wrote that book on nonmarket valuation?" " Nameless graduate student, to me, at lunch today.

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Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

10,000 Birds

For a high school level text to be written and published, there needs to be an audience to sell it to. However, for there to be an audience to sell it to there needs to be high school ornithology classes. In 2018, I read an article in Birding magazine by Jeff R.

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Ergo, no discussants

Environmental Economics

Over the years I've only received positive feedback from paper presenters and audience members. This is wonderful for the presenter and the audience.   Audience members are often frustrated because they don't have time for Q&A.  Of course, not having discussants requires attendance at sessions by an engaged audience. The SEA meetings are just around the corner.

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Kenneth Arrow 1921-2017

Environmental Economics

 In the audience, center of the front row, was Ken Arrow. Here is my obligatory Ken Arrow story upon hearing the news of his passing. Arrow was foundational in the field of welfare economics, a field on which most of environmental valuation (my field) is based.  A while back--I want to say a decade or so, but really I have no idea--I had the opportunity to present a paper at a workshop at Stanford.  He fell asleep.

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Stupid GoPro Faces

Wend Magazine

Wearable cameras like GoPro have changed the way people share their adventures by allowing the audience to get a first-hand view of the action. Most people have the courtesy to edit the unnecessary production-related bits out of their videos. When they don’t, you are subject to…stupid GoPro faces. Related Posts. GoPro Captures Ridiculous Kayak Drops. Pogo Sticks Have Never Been So Cool. Time Stops in Awesome Surf Video.

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A quick comment about opt-in panels

Environmental Economics

The respondent was from the SurveyMonkey (SM) Audience Panel which is more expensive and more problematic (the respondents voiced complaints to SM about my survey) than either respondents from the Research Now/SSI (and now they have a new name) or Qualtrics panels.  Here is a comment I received on a referendum repeated contingent valuation (aka, discrete choice experiment) survey: I seriously dont think this is a realistic way to make decisions regarding such a complex situation.

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Matt's C-SPAN Video

Environmental Economics

 If you watch the hour video, you will see that the skeptical audience comes around and eventually cheers on free market economics.  With friends in the audience, I felt a responsibility to sober up and crack some funny jokes for once. Here  are all of the details about my recent appearance on C-SPAN.  I tried my best to do a good job.  My old friend and co-author  Joe Tracy  showed up for my talk and he brought his daughter as well.

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Can we All be Psychic?

Elephant Journal

We are all given our own audience and attract our own clients. Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) astrology astrology industry astrology jobs Aura Soma clairsentient psychic ability sun signs

10 Effective Email Marketing Growth Hacks

Green Prophet

This means that if you have worked towards creating a robust email marketing campaign and a winning outreach strategy, chances are you will reach your target audience. Part of effective marketing is providing your target audience with what they want.

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THat's all well and good, but what is the incentive for sustainability?

Environmental Economics

After my compelling presentation to an audience of hundreds (I even had a teleprompter--which I promptly ignored), an audience member stopped me and said "I don't know why this whole sustainability thing is such a big deal. Generally speaking, people are getting better and better all the time at managing their own environmental footprints, and the effect that they have on the planet.

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"Quick tips on giving research presentations"

Environmental Economics

As always, think ahead of time about your goals and your audience. It’s not about bragging rights, it’s about making it clear to the audience why they should be listening to you on this topic. If instead you stand somewhere else (for example, wherever your computer happens to be), the trouble is that people in the audience won’t know whether to look at you (where the sound is coming from) or at the slides. –

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Jodi Beggs* is blogging at

Environmental Economics

Seems so: Jodi Beggs is an economist and writer whose focus is on making economics accessible and interesting to a general audience. She aims to bring economics out of the traditional classroom and utilize technology in order to provide a more compelling learning experience. via AKA, Economists do it with models

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And, But, Therefore (SEA meeting mini-debrief)

Environmental Economics

I attended X of these and each one had an audience between 15 and 25 (with one exception).   Here is what may have been the biggest session audience during the conference:  Once again, IMHO , the AERE sessions at the SEA meetings were a big success. AERE sponsored 15 sessions, an all time high. The presentations were great (i.e., I learned a lot). Most every paper received good comments and questions, hopefully improving the papers.

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DiCaprio’s Anti-Poaching Films Move into Pre-Production


Leonardo DiCaprio is making not one but two movies about animal poaching in an effort to raise awareness of the issue to a mainstream audience. After years in development, they Read More The post DiCaprio’s Anti-Poaching Films Move into Pre-Production appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Entertainment Film/TV News Top News leonardo dicaprio tobey maguire tom hardy

Emily Deschanel: Farm Animals have Souls and Personalities


We love her even more when she shares her passion for animal rights with a big audience. We love Emily Deschanel and her non wool wearing, vegan cooking ways. The Read More The post Emily Deschanel: Farm Animals have Souls and Personalities appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Eats News Top News Vegan emily deschanel

Baby Bird Likes Bluegrass

10,000 Birds

No worries – it was adopted and cared for by a veterinarian in the audience. It’s tough to make out what species the baby bird is but it sure likes bluegrass. Lead singer Josh Williams managed to keep the song going and the crowd sure appreciated the unexpected guest star in this video shot almost a year ago at the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival in North Carolina. If bluegrass isn’t your thing the fun starts at the minute-and-a-half mark of the video. As for the bird?

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Check Out Outbirding with Field Guides

10,000 Birds

In addition, the series has engaged bird enthusiasts who have never even been on a birding tour before, allowing us to reach a new audience. 10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations.

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Simon Cowell Hopes to Announce Project That Will Help Captive Dolphins


Simon Cowell has announced he''s hoping to bring the issue of dolphins and whales in captivity to a "mass audience" following a recent "X Factor UK" controversy. Read More The post Simon Cowell Hopes to Announce Project That Will Help Captive Dolphins appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News simon cowell

How Assad Plays the Left & Why It so Often Works.

Elephant Journal

Audience members shouted at the Pakistani intellectual, standing alone on the stage, as he discussed the paralysis pervading discourse on the Syrian Civil War. It was his first trip to America and the anger of audience members was palpable. But it was not Republican businessmen in Dallas doing the attacking, but rather Left-wing progressives and […].

PETA Files Complaint Calling for SeaWorld Cruelty Charges


As “Blackfish” continues to reach a wider and wider audience, the bad news just keeps on coming for SeaWorld. Their stocks have begun to drop and even their chairman has Read More The post PETA Files Complaint Calling for SeaWorld Cruelty Charges appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

SeaWorld Stock Dropping as ‘Blackfish’ Takes its Toll


Rave reviews continue to pour in for “Blackfish,” which has reached a larger and larger audience as it continues to air on CNN. The documentary has not only slammed SeaWorld’s Read More The post SeaWorld Stock Dropping as ‘Blackfish’ Takes its Toll appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Hate to Meditate? Try Tapping into Jizo. ~ Valerie Johns

Elephant Journal

Tapping, aka EFT, is all over the web, in dozens of YouTube videos, pain clinics, international conferences full of audiences ranging from Princeton academics to self-appointed life coaches. Health & Wellness Yoga buddhism Jizo meditation practice tapping

Jon Stewart’s Post-‘Daily Show’ Plans Include Running Animal Sanctuary


Jon Stewart recently discussed his retirement plans with his “Daily Show” audience, which includes running an animal sanctuary on his new farm. Comedy Central recently released a compilation of Stewart’s recent Read More The post Jon Stewart’s Post-‘Daily Show’ Plans Include Running Animal Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Film/TV News Top News jon stewart

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"Speaking Ecosystem Services"

Environmental Economics

However, this increased attention reveals the science to a broader, non-scientific audience, which is a challenge for both communities, as they often don’t speak a common language. Different kinds of values and metrics serve different audiences. Christian Neumann, Linwood Pendleton, Marianne Kettunen and Tundi Agardy: The value of ecosystems and the associated services they provide is receiving growing attention both in the public and decision-making arena.

Everyone keeps asking me: What should I do if I haven't been following the EPA Climate Rules?*

Environmental Economics

It starts at the beginning of the story and is aimed at a more-or-less general audience, so if you haven’t been following the issue it’s a good place to start. Now I have an answer. Nathan Richardson: I have a new piece in the Milken Institute Review that looks at EPA’s current and near-future carbon emissions rules. via *No No one has asked me this, but I'm sure it is a good question with, now, a good answer  

2014 125

Birding Laifengshan, Tengchong, Yunnan, China

10,000 Birds

In contrast, the White-throated Fantail relies on its moves instead of its colors to impress the audience. Good news for those frightened by the title of my last blog post – we are now back in the safe and boring world of highly descriptive headers. You are welcome.

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Thank You!

10,000 Birds

We here at 10,000 Birds are regularly amazed and astounded at the sheer size of our audience. We sometimes feel like don’t know what exactly it is that we are doing but it seems to be working. November of 2012 was especially surprising as we had our most visitors ever! Sitemeter logged 112,747 visitors last month to 10,000 Birds and 187,335 page views. All of us at 10,000 Birds say Thank You! Asides

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