Ferguson – Another First For Banjo

August 27, 2014

At Banjo, we realize news is constantly evolving and we give people the unique opportunity to witness events in real time as they progress and unfold.

The most recent and culturally significant example of the Banjo platform at work occurred over the past week few weeks with our breaking coverage of the events in Ferguson. Little did we know that shortly after we posted a news story about an officer involved shooting, it would result in massive riots that grabbed the attention from almost every news station around the country.

Ferguson Police in mass force

Banjo was able to tell the story from every angle from the tear gas and rubber bullets to those who were sickened by the looting and destruction of property.

Looting and destruction in Ferguson
We even found people posting real time photos and videos of items being looted.

Looting in Ferguson

Check out our full coverage of the Ferguson Shooting and Riots through these links below.

Ferguson Riots and Ferguson Looting

Mario Armstrong Drops Into Banjo HQ in Redwood City

August 7, 2014

When we spotted Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong in the neighborhood taking selfies with Sheryl Sandberg, we immediately reached out and invited him to Banjo HQ! This Emmy Award winning personalty was the one who brought Banjo to homes around the country when he debuted Banjo on The TODAY Show Thanksgiving Morning .

We didn’t have time to roll out the red carpet, but we did manage to have a nice refreshing Tito’s and Tonic waiting…and not just any tonic, Q Tonic because we know Mario is all about the #neversettleclub!

Jennifer Peck, who is Director of Media Relations at Banjo, was unfortunately in Las Vegas when Mario visited. But thanks to Skype, they were able to enjoy a few laughs.

Our fabulous Office Manager Katie was the one who took the group picture below so we thought she deserved her very own with Mario. Thank you Katie for keeping us running like a well-oiled machine!

Thanks so much for coming to see us Mario, you are always welcome at Team Banjo.

Infographic On The Changing Landscape Of Entertainment

August 1, 2014

Banjo is a proud member of The Application Developers Alliance which is a non-profit global membership organization that supports developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. They promote the continued growth of the industry and advocate on behalf of their members on public policy and industry issues. Jennifer Peck, Director of Media Relations at Banjo is member of their Entertainment Working Group. Together they created an infographic to explore the changing entertainment landscape and the opportunity for developers to capitalize on smartphone and tablet entertainment apps. This infographic compares data on how consumers engage with media through various devices.

Infographic Changing Entertainment Landscape

Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 25, 2014

The world’s largest outdoor rodeo is held in Cheyenne, Wyoming and is more diverse than your run-of-the-mill cowboys and horses. Aside from the carnival featuring deep fried eats and all the usual rides, there are also some of the biggest stars in country music performing throughout.

The Cheyenne Frontier Days have been celebrating western ways since 1897 and has been named one of the top festivals in the nation. The only way to get the full experience if you can’t be there in person is by living vicariously through the social posts of the people that are in attendance. See the entire feed here Cheyenne Frontier Days