News from the road

Posted: June 24, 2010 by f3technologies in F3 Technologies, FargoTube

An update from our sales team’s three-day trip to Nashville late last week: They met with several country-music producers, representatives from record labels, a video-production company, and a couple of people from a country-music television channel (there are several such channels, so your first guess may not be correct). On Wednesday, we sat down with two gals from a public-relations firm who will probably be able to open a lot more doors for us. 

Best of all, FargoTube appears to have generated some buzz: “People are starting to already know who we are before we meet them,” our business-development manager, Stephanie Miller, told me on Monday. It may have a lot to do with the affiliate agreement that we signed a couple of weeks ago with Strange Celebrity Entertainment, LLC and its business-savvy president, Kendall Bard.

Our activities in the world of country music started with a single personal connection we had in Nashville. But it’s shaping up to be a very promising market for us, and we like to think that the momentum we’re building there will allow us to crack markets even without previously existing connections.

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    Where’s the content ?? Fargo Tube needs content to have a following??

  2. Thank you for your question, Jeffrey.

    We are still in the ramping-up phase, and we expect the content at http://www.fargotube.com to grow exponentially in the coming months. We expect that to draw in a lot of new users.

    Nonetheless, FargoTube is mainly a platform through which content owners — including musicians, film studios and video-based instructors — sell their videos and other merchandise, and interact with fans. Content owners can link FargoTube to their own site and can use their own branding on their FargoTube page in an integrated way, so that fans aren’t necessarily aware that they’re on a different website.

    As a result, FargoTube doesn’t need its own following in quite the same way as YouTube, for example. Someone who wants to see a two-legged dancing dog and logs onto FargoTube because he thinks we’ve got the best two-legged dancing dogs is not a typical user for us. A more typical user for us is someone who is already a fan of a musician and wants to see more music videos and behind-the-scenes concert footage.